Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on October 18, 1941 · Page 1
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MJ6AL fOtfCAft (fcf 1%* A«swetet*« *« 8«n«»y. STERLING DAILY GAZETTE Outstanding Community Deify for Wfiiftsklt and Adjoining Counties 1TAUS O. H. 2IGHTY-SEVENTH YEAR—No. 93 Full Leaned Wlr* Associated Press STERLING, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1941 of the Audit PRICE FIVE CENTS tax/ex/fa a tfie WORLD GOBY Confidence Needed The New Deal spenders have «en trying to move heaven and arth to make all the people of h« United Slates Rather [rand "UNITY ARMY" behind he New Deal war policies. When he soldier boys were called to he army for a year, there was •very intention of extending the Ime when they once were bound o the army. If the order had jeen lor 18 months at that time here would have been no objec- 4on. Budget Office Tells Three Ways to Cut U. S. Expenditures None Recommended In Report Prepared For Senate Group WASHINGTON — 'AP> — The budget bureau today told congress hre« ways to make big cuts In non- defense expenditures—did not rec- When tha American Legion, neettnf at Milwaukee, clearly ndlcated that it was packed in Jhe interests of the New Deal's prar propositions, it left a bad taste in the mouths of the Legionnaires who have seen war In Europe before. Every newspaper man. who _lsn't blind knows that the Legion convention at Milwaukee was packed by New Deal politicians, a large portion of the members being on the payroll of the New Deal. Time and time again has the public been fooled on tftis and that proposition which wis Ju*t an opener for more. The lease- lend bill was just a starter. The revision of the neutrality act is just another starter. We are going one step after another deep- ir and deeper into war.. If the Uegion had been allowed to vote MI the resolutions at Milwaukee, they would have undoubtedly voted them down. If the people sould vote on the neutrality repeal, they would undoubtedly rote that down. The New Deal demands that gverybody get behind its plans for an all-out "unity." The pub- lie would accept any square and bonest presentation of any question, and, la several of these propositions would probably have supported them. But they like to see the questions presented on their merits and not passed by a handful of New Deal office holders. Practically anything the American Lefton. desires the American •apple arei willing to give the llpt. The greatest need of the American people Is for the New Dealers to show their confidence to.the public by presenting their (•V, propositions without camouflage, which alone will bring the "unity" so greatly-desired. Army Tank Output Increasing Steadily Hundred Doily in Car Plants Seen in Spring By David J. Wilkk DBTROIT — (AP) — If present plans of the automotive Industry do not miscarry, late next sprint may see scores of army tanks roll- lag daily off specially constructed production lines; they will be rum- sttng eut under their own power In jnmwsrs undreamed of a little more (ban a year ago when K. T. Keller it of Chrysler Corporation, first was asked whether he could make tanks, • A few weeks ago it was heing pre- •teted In automotive circles that between 40 and M tanks a day would be dsMvered next spring. The number ninety has been boosted sub- geBrtmtty, some estimates going as bjkjh as 109 a day, Qhnslsr Corporation, whkh in- ttsied the Industry to the job of batttmg the mobile fortrsmes, al Hady has three assembly ones turn K them out steadily and. white ex- peductlon totals are a miutary kejsst, ttwst lines are said to be well Ihesd ef the original schedute of Rve ef the hues vehicles Ur « gw^iMBr shift. ' Ceyyster soon will be Joined in the •reducUoD ef the land battleships by MM and General Motors, and each R es given the benefit of Chrys- OgBUftsnes in getting into pro•petit* on a job entirely new to the the prsdlsUnn of i a day by nsst spring doss extravagant. up its own tank pro- sohsdiilss. Chrysler oorpor snounosd today that it the mass production of Us Plymouth factory pnd ether auto plants for the msnu ef tank parts on a quantity Franklin County Pays fribiitf to Cool Industry ^WBBT PRANKPOMT, ILL.—(AJP) nfVllBg tribute to Us mining In- bjeUy. Ftanktin county tonight will * a king and queen in the ft- of .the fint anual coal cavsl- London Hears Roosevelt Is Seeking a 4th Term KANSAS CITY. KAS. - 'AP> — President Rooftvelt. AU M. London .<R,VS. U "feeding m sugar when he ought to be fading us iron." Describing this country's production as an ' alarming failure." the 1936 Rrpubllran presidential nominee told a meeting of second district Women's G. O. P. Clubs last night that "this is no time to be kindly and generous to a chief executive who has refused to tell industry, or labor, or even the army and navy, what is or may be expected 'of them." Quoting "non-partisan, experienced political writers in Washington" as saying that Mr. Roosevelt is seeking a fourth term, Landon said "We greatest reduction would hit the federal work-relief, farm and youth-aid programs. The bureau report, prepared in response to a senate finance committee resolution, said that "many of the indicated downward revisions would seriously Impair the defense effort and other vital government activities." Saying that the budget could be reduced only by more economical government management, curtailment of economic and social aid programs or reduction of existing governmental function*, the report disclosed that S450.000.000 of "reserves" already had been set aside from appropriations for the 1941-42 fiscal period. "This unusually large amount appears possible in the light of Improved business conditions," the bureau said, "A larger reserve can not be established at this tune without a revision of the functions and programs which are the result of congressional enactments." Three Budgets RequevUd Under the finance committee resolution, Budget Director Harold D. Smith wa* requested to supply three budgets showing a non-defense spending reduction for the present fiscal year of tl.OMJmVQM, 11,500,000,000 and 13,000,0*0,080. Smith's report showed that a 93,000,000,000 cut would require a reduction of H* per cent in the aid- to-youth program, a 73J per cent reduction in work relief, a 45.5 per cent slash in agricultural expenditures and a 75 per cent cut m supplemental items among all agencies. For a 11,500,000,000 reduction, the cuts would be 17.8 per cent for aid to youth, 4AJS per cent for work relief, 44.1 for agriculture and 50 per cent for supplement-1 items. The report placed non-defense expenditures for the present fiscal year at se^l,oa),000. excluding debt retirement But it added that non- defense spending was difficult to define because many government ae- Uvttlss affected the defense program. ' Beaiter Byitf tDMfa) both the resolution calling for the report and a parallel proposal, recently approved,' setting up a 14- man committee to study methods of cutting down non sssenttsl expenditures. The M fT"rH!t« Is expected to begin its work seen, and to use the fl&hly playing politic-* and denouncing all disagreement with him as •playing politics.' " Ed ward Cudahy ,81, Packing Executive, Expires in Chicago In Meat Industry 68 Years, Rising to Key Posts Early in Life CHICAGO — (AP) — Edward A. Cudahy. sr., 81. a founder and the head of the Cudahy Packing company, died today of a heart ailment He had spent 68 years in the packing business, starting as a lad of 13 employed in driving cattle from the pen* to the slaughtering house. A native of Milwaukee, Cudahy left school to work for the Plankinton Packing company there as a stockyards "cowboy," skinner of carcasses and meat cutter. He learned German to help him in his contacts with customers and while still a young man was employed by Armour and Co. in executive Jobs in Chlca go. With the formation of the Armour-Cudahy Co., Cudahy was made general manager with headquarters in Omaha. In 1880. Cudahy and his elder brother, Michael, formed the Cudahy Packing company. On the death of Michael in 1910, succeeded to the presidency. In ItM he in turn was succeeded by his son, Edward A. Jr., and became chairman of the board. Cudahy wa* married in 1M4 to Miss Elizabeth Murphy of Mllwau kee. A son and four daughters were born to them. . bureau's report as a base on -which to work for possible economies. Canadian Advocates Anglo-British Union CHAMPAIGN, ILL. — (AP) — A confederation of the United States and the British empire was advocated in a speech last night by William J. Mcculloch, publisher o*the Hamilton. Ontario, Spectator. Speaking at the annual banquet uf Mm illliiuei fllsle fit Uon, McCulloch outlined Canada's war effort and denied what he described as an America Fint committee charge that Canadian boys re fused to do what American boys are conscripted to do. Asserting that Canada did not have to enter the war but chose to do so and even asked King George VI to declare war for Canada, the publisher said that "all Canadians from 31 to 34 yean of age are being called into service for the duration of the war." Canadians, he said, have "a solid devotion rather than a mockish sentimentality" to what they are fighting for. THE (By The Assoctoted Press) cloudy Buntiay. net much change m temperature. OttUbek for Monday: Partly cloudy, rising tur« m fujf>4>iM- 'pertly eleudy tonight and Sunday; cooler in north . Sunday and COOLBt northwest tonight. Iowa: Fair to partly cloudy tonight and Sunday; cooler tonight and in extreme east Sunday. LOCAL Tg 11 noon 1 p. m. 3 p. m, 3 p. m. 4 p. m. ft p. m. • p. m. 7 p. m. s p. m. 9" p. m. 10 p. m. U p. m. ATUBK8 M. M 5J M M 63 61 51 S3 S3 M 13 midnight M 9 11 11 m. 44 81 m. m. m. m. m. m. m. ss SI &• 5C 54 59 SJ Truck Driver Killed ~fe*4ain*t of 1« young women m bs selected,as queen of cosL In itejfclto county miner with the —•* Men of service will bs cwva- ~ el cost last night's quean MARION. ILL. — (AP), •— Cora Dunn, 83. truck driver for an auto accessory firm here, was fatally injured early today when his truck struck an abutment on .Route 11 s mile west of Marion. Passing motorists found him at 1 a. m. pinned beneath the truck on the roadside and took him to a Herrin hwottal where he died abarUy altsrward. " '•> Tried to Beam m Back in 1814, Edward A. Cudahy decided to retire from the presidency of the Cudahy Packing company. He had been associated with the packing Industry more than 40 years and concluded that It was time to step aside and "give chance." A year later he had changed his mind and returned to his post. 1 guess L can't let go." he said. "I thought I could have a vacation by being Idle, but it seems the only rest I can get Is .the rest after a good day's work. Bo, I'm going back." This incident, according to Mr Cudahy's close associates, was typical of his career. His life was so closely interwoven with the packing industry that virtually all of his *K» tlm> K» " " at the age of 13, was devoted to its activities. During his many years of active service he had gained by actual experience Intimate knowledge of every phase of the business. He drove cattle from the pens to the slaughtering houses; skinned carcasses and dressed meat; was a messenger and ham trimmer; was a cashier in one of the plant's retail stores and served another period as meat cutter in one of the retail markets. He even learned German so that he could deal more Intelligently with many customers who spoke that language. • A TlreleM Wetter Tills thoroughness, linked with re sourcefulness sad marked capacity for detail, has been cited as an explanation of Mr. Cudahy's success ddltion, he was a I ef, being aided in that respect by his large physique and great strength. Mr. Cudahy was born in Mllwau kee, Wls., February 1. 18SO, the youngest of flve sons of Patrick and BUsabeth Shaw Oudehy. natives of Ireland. At the age of 11 he left primary school to go to work for the Planklntou 1 Packing company of Milwaukee, He attained his first executive in his early tuenltoi when he was appointed by Armour Ac company as superintendent of its Chicago plant. Later he was promoted to be manager of the beef department. When the Armour-Cudahy company was organised and bought'the South Omaha plant, then owned by Sir Thomas Upton, Mr. Cudahy at the age of 37. was made general manager with headquarters at Omaha. IHinpison Pieces Fourth In Canadian Flow Match Peterborough. , Ont. — (AP) Fourth place tn the three-furrow open jnstch was awarded to Graeme Stewart of Pialn^eid, pi., the first United States plowman to enter the international plowing competition being held, here this week. V. D Mitchell of Denfield. Ont.. wa* the winner of yesterday's event. Dog Detrieves Decoy BOISC, IDAHO - (AP) - Allen Miller doesn't know woethev his Chesapsake retrij yer pup U the sarcastic type or Juw overHtntttusiastic Miller, chief clerk of the state fish Jap Regime to Adhere To Expansionist Policy TOKYO - f API -Premier Went. ?««««* »feht *» nftrTied ** " dvi ' er Gen Elki Tojo. chief of Japan'* new to »)« foreign office her efforts to create n. prosperity sphere in East AM* and called upon he empire for "all cooperation and aid." In a statement of policy made after the first meeting of the new cabinet at the premier's residence. Tojo said Japan would continue to contribute toward world peace through execution of her policy of bringing about a settlement of the China affair and establishment of the prosperity sphere. "Internally, we must consolidate a war-time structure while externally we strengthen our tie* with treaty nations." he said. He said thut speedy execution of suitable measures was necessary, to overcome the crisis confronting Ja* pan. and added he was "prepared to do my best to dispose of the affairs of state in my capacity as premier." Even as the army-trained premier announced his course, the newspaper Nichl Nlchl told Japanese "the attitude of the United -States has stiffened so much as to arouse great indignation of the Japanese natton." "It Is not too much to *ay that there Is being developed a very crltl» cal situation in which any unexpected contingency may occur at any time," the newspaper declared. (Berlin expressed the relch's approval of the new cabinet which the nails said "strengthened the position of the powers marching Into the new age under the sign of the tripartite pact heedless of British and American opposition.") There were reports that Yosuke Matsuoka might come back Into the government It was indicated that the former foreign minister who negotiated Japan's part In the axis pact as weU as her pact with Soviet United States, took office today under Tojo. a veteran army officer and Bon of an officer. By special imperial consideration, Tofa will be permitted to remain in active army service. He was war minister in the Konoye cabinet which fell Thursday and becomes one of the most powerful premiers in recent Japanese history t»y combining the war and home ministries with hla position as head of the government. The! cabinet, sworn In before Emperor Hlrohlto at the jjalace. includes in key positions men who are intimately acquainted with the Chins affair and with Japan's rela- Uons with Russia and the axis. The ministers are: Foreign, Shlgenori Togo, former ambassador to both Berlin and Moscow. Navy. Admiral BhlgeUro 8hl- mada, former commander of the fleet in China waters and present commandant of the Yokosuka navy yard new Tokyo. Railways and communications, Vice Admiral Ken Terashlma. Finance, Oklnobu Kaya. finance minister In an earlier cabinet headed by Prince Fumlmaro Konoye. Cohunerce and Industry, Shlnsuke Klshl. former vice minister of the department. Welfare, Lieut. Oen. Chikahlko Koizumi. Justice, Michiyo Iwamura. Agriculture. Hiroyasu Ino. Education, Kunihiko Hash- Ida. Minister without portfolio, Maj. Oen. Telichi Butuki. The last flve held the same portfolios in the cabinet of Prince Konoye, whkh resigned because of Its acknowledged inability to solve grave problems of policy. Premier Tpjo thus took a flrm grasp on the internal situation through the home office and equally tight control of the army machine abroad through the war ministry. Tokyo Envoy Confers With Hull and Welles WASHINGTON — (AP) — The state department disclosed today that Secretary Hull and Undersecretary Welles had length)' esnf er- ences late yesterday with Kanam* WakasugV Japanese minister to There was a "general interchange of views" on Amertcan-Ji latlons. a department said without elaboration officiate sxpremsd 4he belief that Wakasugl^ recently returned from Tokyo, mfbrmed the depart^ ment that the t^ pjendjji negetli differences between the two countries would continue despite forma Uon of a new Japanese cabinet be lieved pledged to a fun policy toward the Wited States. • Wflrned ly London Papers U. S.-British Navies Ready, They Declare LONDON newspapers. (AP) — London jnecting on the Japan today that any attempt to spread the war in the Far East would be met by the combined powers of the British and United States fleet*. , . Kands-off signs* with respect to embattled Russia were pouted editorially in declarations such as the afternoon Star's assertion that any move against the soviet would bring down upon Japan "a punishing war." "No Japanese should be left in any doubt," the Star said, "that U his government tries to carry the name of war into the Partite the fire will be put out ,by the combined fores of the ~ AjBcrkan navies." The Hews Chronicle _^. lief that "a single fleet action could jpfttta o*a issue." "U the alUei gained the day," it said, "an ever-present threat would have seea ftaatty nmvttt from the Pacific." The Ma* saM •psUeh igipstiel ac A.— _.^ _^__; t _ «m«M»j gftayi *•••§ •••••••- ^BBBfeit^S^*.. S"*^^^ • ^^^"^^ the first step was up to Ibe Unitot States and went on to say the "paths ef duty and expediency" forced Britain to concentrate upon her current endeavors, "now more vital to the outcome of the war than any other factor." Premier Lieut pen. Blki Tojo was described as a l germanophUe" by the Telegraph, which said "nothing would please HtUey better than to •ee the United States embroiled with Japan." • CIO Organizing Drive Slottd for Oil Industry YOUNGOTOWN, O. — <AP) The CIO's next big organising drive was headed today toward the petroleum Industry. Allan Haywood, naUeaal director of orsaiusatton. test night told let delegates to the Ohio CIO council the story of the CIO orgsniiatton campaigns at Ford and "littk plants, <HVI| concluded with: D. Rockefeller will be next" "John gaiae department, tnnkjhe puf on it* fint dusk hunt. Jgf she! twice at a fleck «f< meHepi but nothinf Isil. Tb* ftp svaai out, U at Futile to Endeavor To Appease Tokyo, Sen. Norris Holds Pepper, Gillette Also Favor Stern Attitude; Wheeler Doubts War WASHINGTON — (AP) — Three UnfteeTBtatm adopt a hard-fisted policy toward Japan in what they viewed as an explosive situation in the Par Bast Senators Norris (Ind.-Neb), Pepper (D-Pla) and Gillette (D-Ia) outlined their views on the subject to -department wportm after—navy officials here disclosed that some American merchant ships, presum ably in Oriental waters, had been ordered to port for Instructions. "We cant appease Japan any more than we can appease Hitler," said the veteran Senator Norris. "If Japan wants to attack us, shell attack. All she is waiting for is to try and feel certain she Is on the winning side." Pepper said that the "only wsy to deal with them is to draw a line and warn them that if they cross it •udvV «*U1 DC lM*OOUu4>* **w eMlwUHt let Jspan know that we have certain interests we will maintain even U they meet resistance and that the only way to get along with us is a clear-cut and definite understanding." _ Gillette said he viewed the navy announcement about merchant ship orders as an indication that adminr istrstion official* "have become pretty discouraged about our efforts to reach an understanding with Japan." A contrasting opinion came from Senator Wheeler (D-Mont) who said he doubted that recent developments in the Far Bast "mean war tor the United States." 1 cannot imagine anything hefeful for Htttor than us into war with Japan.- Whs "If there Is anyJlkehhood of to war with Japan, then ve eoght to coHftsntfiti efforts on building our ow» defenses and keep giving or aay other came after published stories that American and British ships m the Par Bast tertmn ordered to ports for instructions. The navy depart* nt said its action reganUng United States vessels was not new or unusual because -for some tune the movement of American merchant ships has been con- trotted and directed as seemed de sirablt." * Small Business Faces Ruin, Attorney Holds ST. LODIS - (AP) — Proposed new federar taxes mean the-end of small buxJnsti sod free enterprise, the southern division of the Illinois Manufacturers' association was told la* night i Attorney Ellsworth C. Alvord of Washington said the six per cent tajt system advocated by Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau also eventually' would weaken large in- Under the system industrial profit in SWPSST of six per cent on Into the govern- psrary vord is necessity of a tem- atafito tax plan. Al tksVc*.- * pstmsnent system eiirfa fln. *^^W ^^^ British Hear Reds Recapture Kalinin in Counter Thrusts Orel, Rail Center 200 Miles South of Capital, Also Claimed Retaken MOSCOW — (AP)—German divisions striking at Moscow's western defenses were declared officially today to have been beaten back several times by the Russians yesterday and a Soviet withdrawal from Odessa was pictured as a strategic triumph. (Reuters in London today quoted a Stockholm dispatch to Vichy as saying red army counter-attacks had driven the Germans back in the sector northwest of Moscow, recapturing the strategic town of Kalinin, 95 miles from the Soviet capital.) (The Exchange Telegraph in London quoted a Moscow announcement as saying the Russians also had recaptured Orel, rail center 200 miles south of the capital.) "Fighting was especially stubborn in the western direction, where the red army beat off several fierce enemy attacks," the Soviet Information bureau said in an early morning communique. The bureau said at mid-day that fighting continued throughout the night and was particularly heavy In the western direction." It reported that "on Oct. 17. 14 German planes wen brought down near Moscow." (There still was no word from Moscow, where wireless communications were generally limited to transmission of official material, concerning reports in other capitals that Soviet government leaders had left Moscow for Kazan, 450 miles east. (In Washington, however, the state department said that high officials of the Soviet foreign office had left for a destination In the east.) Conceding that Russian defenders of Odessa had been withdrawn, the information bureau said that operation was according to plan — that they were -transferred by our fleet to other sectors of the front in a perfectly orderly manner and without any losses." : The Russians acknowledged that Hitler's invasion armies "in a few places succeeded in denUag our lines" in the bloody Vyssma sec tor, 125 miles west of Moscow, but reported that red troops were savagely counter-attacking. 50 Billion Ww Relief Asked by Roosevelt As Reply to Hoover WASHINGTON — OT> - Preai- dent Roosevelt has asked congress to appropriate $50,000,00 for foreign war relief in a move interpreted in some quarters as an.answer to Herbert Hoover's demand that this country feed the starving peoples of naxi-conquered nations. The President sent the senate appropriations committee a budgetary request to attach this amount to the pending lead-lease bill, to supplement $60,000,000 previously made available for relief expenditures in foreign countries by the Whlle former President .Hoover has urged that this government provide food for Democratic peoples in German-occupied countries, some legislators said that If the supple mental appropriation was approved it was likely to be ipetrtt Isrgely among war refugees in unoccupied France and those who have fled to Great Britain. However, the President asked for a revision of the language of the present law to make the proposed new fund available for the assistance to sick and destitute parsons who are not actually refugees. This would greatly broaden his au thority over expenditures, previously restricted to pro'" agricultural and other supplies the relief of men. womei dren who have base) rendered sick or destitute as a result of or invasion." A statement submitted wtth the budget request wid all but •00 of the original IMuOIMgf fund had been allocated. WASHINGTON — (ApV— Dbec- tor Floyd B. Odium of the OPM contract distribution dlvlswn announced today appomhnsnt of M- ward Oerrtty as manager of the division's new field office at Springfield, 111. Farmers! Have you livestock to dispose of ? If you have, the quickest and most fmfndfsT way to do it, l< through the want-ad columns of The The many farmers that have used the want-ads have found them very successful. You can have the same irttsii-^ results. Want-ads have another advantage also. You get high- e«t prices when you deal directly with the buyer. Call at, write or phone our office. We will be more than glad to place a waat-ad for you. GAZETTE WANT-ADS Kesrny Attack 'Invited' By'War Party': Flynn NEW YORK — f AP) — John T. Flynn. spokesman for the America First committee and chstrmfui of Its Nrw York chapter, says the torpedoing of the American destroyer Kearny Is one of several Incidents "being manufactured for war-mfrJc- irte purposes." AssertinR the American people are the "victims of a conspiracy to hurry them Into this war," Flynn said in a statement: ''American war vessels, under orders of the wnr-llke Knox (Secretary of the Navy Knox) are hunting down German submarines in the combat waters of Iceland without authority of congress or the American people. When, therefore, an American destroyer Is hit, the war party seeks to inflame the people upon the theory that our vessels are being wantonly attacked. The people know better. We are asking for these attacks." Germans Continue Attempts to Divide American Opinion Report of Attock on Atlantic Convoy Used For Ulterior Motive By Fred Vanderschmldt For the second time in a little more than a month, the Germans today use a high command commu- nique for political as well as military purposes at a critical moment in the battle of the Atlantic. It is more than a coincidence that the naci high command—one day after the U. 8. navy reported the torpedoing of the new American destroyer Kearny off Iceland—chooses to say that German submarines have sunk ten "enemy" merchantmen and two "enemy" destroyers after a 'strongly protected convoy from North America was attacked . . . after entering the blockade cone." The Germans obviously mean the German blockade sone which extends from Iceland to the territorial waters of Greenland, the approximate area in which the Kearny was torpedoed but not sunk. It is also curious that the commu- nique makes- the point that the two destroyers allegedly sunk were attacked at night; thut it may be trying to get across the point that the U-boats could not distinguish British trom'American warships. Wkas Nam* Want Without trying to weigh the truth or lack of truth of the German communique, It is difficult to escape the impression that the Germans want to create these beliefs: That Hitter's orders to sink any vessel, mefehant comes within German U-boat sights on Its way to England are being carried out to the letter; that U. 8. navar protection of ships en route to Iceland is ineffective and only a peril to American warship*: that therefore any further changes in the U. 8. neutrality laws to arm or permit freer movement of American flag ships on the Atlantic are both useless and dangerous. It may even be that the Germans hope Americans will think the Kearny wss one of the two destroy- «r»^*unk/'juid_that they will thus become querulous of the Integrity of the navy's own announcement^ Pro- moUon of skeptic and defeatist rumor in other nations Is nothing new in the nasi book. Washington sources already have voiced the suspicion that the Kearny attack was an attempt to remind Japan at the outset of a new government that half the U. 8. navy is occupied in the Atlantic, although it is by no means clear that Germany prefers Japanese-American conflict to Japan's present nuisance value in the Pacific; the Germans may be none too sure of'Japan's staying power in such a war. A FamUlar Pattern Meanwhile the official German spokesman is fefeful to mffkn no reference to the high «^rn*"**"* com- munique when he "reacts" to the east of the Kearny. But he also .It careful to charge that "Roosevelt his Jowtah wtee-puuen" are us- \f^r the dostnwor Incident to' push Hi^ neutrality -law changes ns _ In congress, thus showing as whet ell official Germany Is AB tMs falls Jnto the the H»h and Itth o* when -* directly after President Roosevelt had issued his -shoot Ant 1 orden to the navy—the Qermans splurged a series of annoUBotments from, the high Mmmsn4 that 31 merchantmen and three- warships had been sunk tn a running fight on a British-bound Atlantic convoy. That an sttaok occurred was later Mtsbnshed. the British subsequent* ly SMSwadngthe kiss of eight ships, not IS. But then, as now. the tun- Ing and the patent Inflation of the German communiques betrayed their dual purpose. Two Separate Firms WASHINGTON — (AP) — The Central Pattern and Foundry company, Chicago, whose aluminum operations have been ordered suspended by the office of production management because of alleged violations of priorities regulations, has no connection with the Cantors! Foundry company. Central Foundry company, with headquarters in New York and offices m Chicago and elsewhere, msnufaeturas cast iron pipe and tttttnec. 4 mention of "Central Foundry" •> a previous story dealing wtth the siiisBtniim matter was a reJsranes to Central Pattern and Foundry company, and not to Oen- UalFoimdiy oomrany Ten Merchantmen And 2 Destroyers Sunk, Says Berlin Action Not Believed Linked with Torpedo Attack on the Kearny BERLIN — (AP) — A convoy en route to Britain from North America under formidable naval protection was attacked recently by German submarines after It entered "the blockade rone" and 10 merchantmen, totaling 60.000 tons, and two escorting destroyers were sunk, the German high command announced today. (Since communiques on U-boat action usually are issued a few days after operations are completed it appeared unlikely that the torpedoing yesterday of the TJ. 8. destroyer Kearny off Iceland could have been even concomitant with the attack on the convoy* (Germany, however, considers waters Around Iceland as part of her 'blockade zone." The Kearny was nit 350 miles southwest of Iceland. The communique ascribed no nationality to the merchantmen and referred, to the two warships as "enemy destroyers.") The announcement said: "A strongly protected convoy en route to England from North America was attacked by German* submarines after entering the blockade tone. "In stubborn attacks lasting several dsys the submarines sank 10 enemy merchantmen, among them three fully loaded tankers, totaling 60,000 tons. '•In a nocturnal fight with tha protecting veaaela two enemy destroyers were sunk." Comment «n Kwrny Incident Authorised German, source* said today they found it "interesting" that the reported torpedoing of the U. 8. destroyer Kearny happened at the very moment when the neutrality debate was at Its height in congress. Saying they bad no information from the German admiralty on the Incident and thus no official reaction could be given, they added that President Roosevelt "and his whips in congress undoubtedly find the incident most welcome in order to hasten their aggressive program.* ." These sources then produced a eel* lection of American editorial otmv» *n^ and excerpts from speeches by Secretary at the Navy Frank whieh they ealeY sue • si " '"MBeriosji official pottHr te' : ertng after just such an incident «• support the stointtration's gram of running after war* Digressing on the neutrality Jaw changes proposed by the Amertaan administration, they said the Oerman govf rnmmt was-no in the least. "As we know the aims of Roose* velt and his Jewish wirepullers, namely, by every means possible to bring about involvement both to help Britain's tottering prestige and to incite the war spirit among the American people, this request for repeal of certain sections of the neutrality law merely confirms our eto- ing up of the Roosevelt srtinlnlsUs- tlon" To a question whether In the German opinion this charge means thai America will became a . .. ent, the reply was "we wont do tha favor of telling ' what we think about that." Kearny's Arrivil AwiHed For Details on torpedotag WASHINGTON — TAP) — The capital today grimly awaited further word from the torpedo-damaged V. B. destroyer Kearny, reported labor- Ing toward an undisclosed port after an encounter with a raider MO miles southwest of Iceland. The navy's terse official announne* ment, issued shortly after the stuck yesterday morning, left many Important questions unanswered. It did not specify whether the was fired by • eimumrliii,' raider'or warpleM; the nationality of the ilsstiefert adrenary was not and toe degree of not mmVateii. further ihaa that the Kesmf «•* •"• *• Naval „ risk using . mitter at length while m a sane, and details of the sot were expected to be made clear after There was wlamprssil relief to the capital ever the a nesmsnt the* "no casualties te pereennel wen m- dleated in disjstsiisf MseHirt by the navy ilspsiiimwt" Psetiojeii of the Kearayt etass normaUy carry about MO officers and Prostcutor to Enforce) Order Against Gambling ILL. — flute's Attorney A. H. Greening said today he would enforce a ban on g^mhiiny tn flangamon county liquor estshushments in /v HfpMsr L T with the order of the state liquor control oommUslon earlier this week. Oreentiig »«m the "M" game, in which patrons roll the dice for fosd or drinks, would be included In the ban. Enforcement ef the antt* gtinbllng order, as it applies to the -»T game, has been a, source of controversy in Cook and : some eth« sr seantlif sinos the liquor eommis* sion thresteoed to revoke llcer-ss of taverns vhich permit gaming ue«

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