Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on October 29, 1941 · Page 1
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Sterling, Illinois
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To us who remember htm v.ho seen him, and heard him ta 1K who remember that bis CIO Lewis Meets With Myron Taylor On Miners' Strike Statement Awaited Concerning Outcome Of Long Discussion iTown Invites Children i To Soap Up Windows LTTCHFTKLD. ILL,— ' »P> — Merchant 1 ? in this city p'Rn to «r>ft soap f ymms'tT-.. ro the ratinKstrrs htvc been inu'.cd to <r«*p rfore windows on Hallowe'en. T5>e 5torefcee;»er* and cor* wont rhaw the Litrhfirld pranksters. In fact, tfverf'll be juders on hand from the Kiwarsis club and the American Lreion PC*!, and they're Rolng to ve away 46 prizes for the most artistically soaped windows. British Troops Poised for Entry into Russia as is " hm-s . bojs WASHINGTON — <AP* — John L. Lewis and Myron C. Taylor conferred lor three hours today in an ) effort to settle the captive coal mine | strike involving 53.000 workers, but ;at the end of that time Lewis toW mo "°i reporters any announcement was at Speak softly but carry a big Jemst another hour and a half dis- ick." It seems impossible tojtant. .t 1 p. m. (CST) they ordered Imagine Theodore bandying words arid pleading in an abject manner with John L. Lewis to play fair with his coal miners' Bunion and the nation at large" n anyone who lived and prospered in Theodore's day think of mich a proceeding? Not at all. That was the day strong men. There were no jolly-coddles in the presidential office when Theodore sat there. It is enough to make an old- timer see red. swear blue, and feel that the bottom has dropped .out of the government when a of the John L. Lewis type tell the President of the United States where to head in. Just imagine Theodore Roosevelt pleading with John L. to be a, boy. Theodore not only card a big stick but this is one 'of the times when it would have been effectively used. It is unfortunate that this country is not conducted really the men we elect, to manage our affairs. It Is directed by Mew Dealers, who are organized to destroy our way of life. We were prosperous, we wtre happy, lived In no fear of our neigh- taking our premises team us. pushing us Into war. tipping over our great civilization. We were living In the shadow of peace, in average comfort; we could hold our beads up in the rid. and allow no man to to the president of the United States what he should or aboald not do. Then was another Roosevelt. •Her A interests, not crasy to meddle in En- affairs. All Over TlM Country The expose ol the Chicago Tribune of the gamblers and crooks in that city who have been faking in hundreds of thousands SUM! probably .through their of dollars gambling and racketeering operations, is but a is going on all .For more than of what over the nation. It years I have personally opposed the liquor business and the racketeers as the very enemies of the country. They are America's greatest grafter*. They are protected in all the big cities; the privilege of grafting is bought and sold like .bacon and cheese, and officers 'appointed to enforce the law pay no attention whatever to the violation of the liquor or gambling law*, ......... --They are as thick in the rule ' of the country as are the salaries of the public officers. There is no use to dodge the issue, no use to pussy-foot, no use to pooh- pooh the proposition. The liquor gambling interests have the country in their power. The Tribune expose in Chicago mere- ahows jyhat is going on right the noses of the officials of that city, known to everybody the officers, what* Mually wdl greased for _ apis* and tailing to enforce the laws. Treasury May Request AitorfcerMmtfeluitt; ot Record High .WASHINGTON (AP) — The •taking bintnm is very end. was the report from the D. 8. as they disclosed today that coins are ratting out ol the machines faster than ever in history. By working a day. seven days a week, the at niikdelphia. Denver and in the similar petto* last year, •ten previous reeonu wen doubted. Bight now. the mint* am keening with public lifmahd for coins, but gets any better, oOicials Ut W another mint at Ander, lud. Oinaitotion of eoins jbmpsd to the to be in big nub Mot ma- bave All kind* of coin* but IMfUliftM mrirf •^^^**™^*^ ^•*»m» and aato* Ukjdi wsAtaft* •tiM ^^^W mmmmmmj mmv 9*Dir 'to lunch sent to the meetbig place, Taylor's room in the Mayflower ho- WhUe Taylor and Lewis were meeting. Senator EHender (D-L«) urged in a senate speech that labor organizations act to oust Lewis as a leader "before it is too late.** Describing Lewis as "a traitor to our American ideals and a menace to the peace and prosperity of our nation." Ellendev said public patience had reached the breaking point because of the interruption threatened to defense production by the strike in mines supplying steel mills. Meanwhile, as a result of the curtailment of coal and coke production, the Carnegie-Illinois Steel corporation announced at Pittsburgh four of its S3 operating blast furnaces in the Pitteburgh-Youngstown district had been ordered out of production. They are located at the Isabella Furnace*. Edgar Thomson works and Duquesne works in the Pittsburgh area and at Mmgo Junction, O. A spntrsman for the U. S. .steel subsidiary said other facilities would be affected soon. Taylor, former board chairman of U. a Steel, and Lewis, head of the United Mine Workers, met at President Roosevelt's The uncctlm had a last-chance quality about it, for President Roosevelt was considering action and congress, angry and impatient, seemed ready to take drastic steps of Ite own to eliminate) time industrial walkouts. mme dispute was rapidly a symbol of the whole irk stoppages affecting and the pieanin for wtth the era! strike of en in five The general from the with Air N. J. Richard the captive factory strike throat dO Ine^ as Bmdtc. al director of the CIO onion involved telegraphed Prfrtdont Roosevelt that onleas the settled to the union's Thursday, be could bo to the union to protect Ms The sole dispute was the United Mme Worken* coal The miners, M per cent organised'byVthe UMW, whose strike became effective Monday in captive mines m Pennsylvania. ginia, Kentucky, mmoto West and Vir- The United State* Steel corporation told the national defsne* raedi- ation board willing to accept the board 1 * recent offer to decide the dispute—en vttn which tm*tf par— m ad- the ttoa to the dtopote must vance to accept the as final .But the Wetrton Steel and the entrust again for a the •Cement. The CIO ehtoftem. has thrice dto~ Roosevelt to stud the .mineni back to work. President Booatvctt tot hto conference know leatsntoy that ho with but avoidwl direct on ^hf cap— Germans Claim to Sink 14 Vestals in Convoy BOlttN — <AP>—Pourtoen thiji totaling 47JM tout were sunk by German sueti pursuit of a 1 traveling tram authorised They lofftb* to the brtttem ay *• Atooott ttot Strike Halts Work On Plane Weapons At Plymouth, Mich. Another CIO Walkout Stops Production on Eight Naval Vessels DETROIT — (AP>—A walkout of the night shift at the Kelsey-Hayes Wheel company's t5.800.000 machine eun plant in suburb** Plymouth halted production today on weapons for military aircraft. The walkout followed" a strike threat yesterday—b>- the CIO United Automobile Workers which has demanded a minimum five-cent hourly wage increase at the company's three Detroit plants and a wage "adjustment" at the Plymouth unit. Richard T. Leonard. UAW-CIO regional director said the strike had been authorized by the international union. State Labor Mediator Victor C. Swearingen said the company now pays men .workers $1 an hour and womm 85 cents on machine Jobs. Also Involved in the Plymouth dispute. he said, was the union's demand that women be removed from machine Jobs. The state labor mediator said further negotiations were scheduled at the Plymouth unit today, with Federal Conciliator Joseph J. Vincent, OPM Labor Consultant Allan 8ra- chan, company officials and union representatives participating. The union filed strike notice Oct. 15. but a 30-day "coonng-ofr period was called because cf the de- fence contracts involved. Yesterday afternoon 'the union lenewed its strike threat and set a Wednesday deadline, but later Swearingen said toe union bargaining the strike- can agreed to pnstpnnf until further negotiation* ni h*kL_ .... Shortly before, mtdntoj* 1 rever. a walkout began at tha Plymouth unit which employs 1.900 NAVAL PBOJCCT D18BTJPHD BAY CITY. 1OCH. — <AP) — A strike In the Defoe Boat and Motor works halted work today on eight submarine chasers and mine sweep- era which wen being constructed for the U. 8. navy onder a gtOjMOjOOO defense contract. The 1,300 workmen employed by the company failed to return to their posts for the morning shift today. Instead a picket line, which poUee estimated at 1,000 men. circled the plant, but office workers nod fo»- men wen permitted to paw through the line. Then was no disorder. AlexTounta, representative of the thejciO Industrial and Marine Bhlp- buUders union, said the walkout was voted last night to enforce a union shop demand. Tourxa charged the company with failure to adhere to a wage stabi- lisation agreement affecting Gnat Lakes shipyard*—He mid a 13- cent increase which that agreement extended to marine mechanic* ned DOt D0CD KMUu* Barry J. Defoe, president of the ship-building company, said be was unawan of the reasons for the walkout The contract was negotiated ten days ago. outlining grievance procedure and a wage agreement and settling all issues save those of a closed shop and a check-off, but the rank and file of the union refused to ratify it when it was mbmtttert to pays the stale prevailing in Greet lakes shipbuilding yards. AYKBT BT. LOUIS — (AP)—A toe plan by the OPM for arbttra- of *> wage dispute bstwsen the Tri-Btate Uttltty Workers' union and the Union Bfcctric compaay averted a striVe scheduled for which would have paralysed industry and affected electric power in wide anas in Missouri, nttneto and Iowa. The walkout would have stopped in about OS per cent of St. nisrtng disruption of indm~ trie* working on hundred* of millions in df-iffnit contracts. Union officials had held out for local arbitration while company officers had agreed to accept the ear- noes of tat national defense mediation board, to whsch the controversy was certified yesterday. The OPM ptan provided that the mediation board appoint three St. UMitoans to arbitrate the 10 per cent wage increase demanded by the MOO operating, mt'f*^"*"** ana* office employes who an membrre of tK^ tadCilMNJUHpt UniOB*. Brpreirntstlvai ef the M unite of the union, meettaf last night, approved the plan with the provtofcm they would meet again Nov. 4 to receive a report on the progress of negotiations aog to comfctor any further T/f^VHfl. if Robert A. Bnewl, attorney and *lflfryin»*fi fog- \ifj^ m^tnyi said tb* local arbttration panel would be owned ioMoedtetctr and would be formed of thr** men retpseeoting the pnfrt%* and iod*- iabor. Tte comfito? has offend th* ue- Tnreataned in »he south by swift German __. , . looks Wen for art in the form of troops and supplies. British troop aid may come soon if Rostov fan*, while transport facUitta* must be expeaded JbeJne flow/ of supplies vie Iran can reach a peak. Alcohol Ring Smashed By Court ot St. Louis ST. LOUIS— <AP>—PBderal Judge John Caskte Collet limimirt prison terms on three men yesterday an a final smashing blow against a ring which government agents said had virtually controlled the delivery of bootleg alcohol to 8L Charged wtth the to violate years. Walter H. Sehults, in charge of the alcohol tax unit here, said the ring had been delivering between 00 and •0 per cent of the illegal spirits sold on the bootleg market in 8L Louto, He said they transported 500 gauons of alcohol into the city every of it from Chicago. Wasker-btNMf Fims Told by OPM to Oil ProdidiM by 17.3% WASHINGTON — CAP) — Donald M. Nttoen. OPM priorities director, today ordered tiu washing machine and ironer industry to reduce ite output 17J per cent under average monthly seta* for the U month* ended tost June XO. iiBlellm«»l order, similar to set at n. Di, lag centers an Newton. la, 'to-, Pooria. UL, Bt. Joseph. Mtotu Ctovetond. O, Byradtoe, K. Y, The war department already has awarded the mdustry a OTJMaji** contract for aim meant*. In an effort to alleviate unemployment n- sulUnc tram Addition to Hospital at KewQitee KKWAHaX. ILL. newtUfJM Prancto MOB. of Peorto (AP> — The today a addition toSt wnkh ws buut in M. ton wage incraaaec to thotf granted Te> APL operating after ns»iri*Hn»M which averted a strike last Tbe'wat* ccato 'for tsj*. to a reami fren W eente to «!.«!«» Uoar. Tb4 to Allies May Build Iraq Railway Line American Mission to Investigate Proposal By Sterling P. Green WASHTJKJTON — (AP) - The United States win send am mtosian to Iraq (Meeopotam was learned on reliable authority today, to study the feasibility of constructing the unfinished extenidon of the historic Berlto-to-Bagdad railway at a route for war supplies to Russto- The army group will investigate a British proposal for spanning the 100-mile gap m the Iraq railway to link the Persian gulf with th* Turkish rail system, which ha* direct connections with Russian railroads of the Black sea, ect would put at the service of Germany's enemies, Britain a vital part of the Berim railroad which was the dream of Kaiser WiBebn IL Britain was reported to have lend assistance for, the project, along with requests for aid to improve the trans-Iranian railroad, farther east. and for deM»eiy of 300 locomotives. 4,300 freight ears, many tons ef raito and other equipment to build up rail transport Jo tha Middle The project to part of Brtttoh-conceived program for • de- vesopksf a rail ami highway system to the MUtte Bsst ~»ra >a * ef sM. Par thto to be a three-fold m the fight, the red armies are 1 the Ural to stmpiy milttarjr to Toakey if that ited Picas) and vicinity: Cloudy by light rain tonight and Thursday. Out* took for Priday Offsmiwial rain and. eastewhat nMnoto: dandy night and Thursday with ooo light rain. mUtettt rain tonight Uant portion Thurutojr; and central tonight. cold- Britain Perturbed By Military News Published in U. S. London Officials Ask fleds Asserf Moscow Washington to Impose Further Restrictions to Leave Rostov; Nazi Units Drive into Crimea LONDON — (AP)—Bntlsh officials were reliably reported today to he gravely concerned over th* freedom with which military Information Is circulated in the United States and to be seeking further steps by Washington to keep war matters secret. The British. It was said, have frequently pointed out to the American embassy stories given out in the United States which the British say provided important Upofls to Germany. President Roosevelt's announcement Oct. 24 that the OPM after Nor. 1 would keep secret the details of war production was -seen here as one fruit of the British complaints. Among: recent disclosures which the British think United States Individuals should net have made were: That United States tank production would not reach 2.000 a month until June, 1942. That Boston was designated as a loading port for supplies to Russia and that these would go by the north Atlantic route, a maritime commission announcement which the government later said was incorrect. That the United States would manufacture a new type of torpedo for the British, in testimony before the house appropriation* subeom- miUee. London took the stand that too much information given in dosed committee hearings in Washington was being published and annoyance s expressed at tin Tdinilon newspaper story from Washington which gave the ttpoff on the Churchill Atlantic meeting. (The story forecasting the velt-Churchfll m*****«t WM written by the Washington corespondent oC the London Dally Mail and cabted U> London, and was distributed in the United States only after being re- cabled from T -"TMl"ti through the British censorship, dan today The British ertU- ipparently to directed against the. "leak" in Washington which gave the Dairy Matt to tip.) fiffUflm »yfl others haw complained that they were ftemsmtly pot Ul ^ by the relucUne* of the sUattty for the stories of purely correspondent, filed stories on tending Sept. 17. These were censored in Iceland and finally reached London Sept. 22 but bogged down in the censorship here until Oct. L British censors asserted they'were held up at the request of the United States navy department, which wanted to make sure all ships wen out of the danger sane before the stories were released, but would not take official responsibility for the holdup. Censorship in Iceland since the arrival of the particularly er he» been the security staff of the United States army general headquarters, then to the British army. If it concerns the United States navy. army, marine or air corps or the R. A. P. or British navy, it has to go to whichever service to concerned for further consideration. It then gets don by British concerns United fl*~tT~ naval or military operations, may Uon with Washington before it. KNOX WASHINGTON — (AP>—aecre- lUmFUUknioe, AiUWiiftlJN, WITH rmm oatiMsM ABUT AT — (AP) — of hto have began the w* the on the ropfs btompty thto In of the Dnieper river ~ will thto conquer* ana. roughly hatf the ste* of Tea**, produced mulions of tons of whoat annually, much of which found an outlet through In the aftermath of war, the bulk of the lying Ute. Midway in a Mat mUr tour of the ana between Ktov and it becomes obvious that many difficulties ma* be overcome before thto agricultural ngjan^can start earth policy, must be leplaead. Whether fi*rmany can begin a comeback" *w thto section before *fr* ground freest* remain* to be IM Just now. with the snow Qyiflg to the northern Ukraine, it looks ttk* to pnpan the soil hctan winter, To handle the Job many "wniter- tuehrcrc"—special toadrri-*hav» been tniaed u Qtraiinir. Is Safe from Germans KUIBYSHEV. RUSSIA—(API- General Gregory K. Zhukov's defenders of Moscow were reported attaclunR today in nearly all sectors of the curving Moscow front and Russian dispatches declared it had become apparent that the Germans would be unable to take the capital. It was admitted that H German advance to Volokolamsk, 65 miles northwest of the cKy. had compll- cated the position of the defenders but on the southwest, around Maloyaroslavets, the red army's counter-attacks we^e said to be growing in intensity and scope. Dispatches from the capital said the Germans had lost 60 per cent of their fighting strength in battering at Moscow's defenses the last few days. Hitler Woos Turks In Attempt to Gain Army of 2 Million Ankara Has Pacts With Both Germany And Great Britain By Fred Vanderschmidt While Turkey celebrates the 18th anniversary of the republic, two Turkish generals, ironically enough, have been visiting Adolf Hitler on the Russian front. Turkish generals do not refuse invitations like this these days. But the Germans quite frankly say they -gave them an impressive picture of the achievements and successes of German troops and their adex." Then the Turkish generals. All Puad Bnten and Rueseyn Erkilet. had tea in Hitler's tent. B to easy to imagine what the Otrman fuehrer told them. Per some days, the German high command has been «im»ii>g Rumanians, Italian* and Hungarians mto the htoody *ff*»*t of South Russia, ^*H* giving them frequent pate on th* baek m the daily communiques. Rums wen permitted to take of the credit for the capture Gerjnans 10 Miles from Port Guarding Route to Oil Fields in Caucasus <By The Associated Press) German assault troops were reported gaining ground steadily late today in a break-through into the Crimean peninsula — the scene ol bloody conquests by Goths, Huns, Mongols and Turks for 1.700 years- while in the north. Russia's red armies were said to be counter-attacking fiercely in all main eectors around Moscow. Moscow said the Germans had been thrown back onto the defensive in the Kalinin sector, 95 miles northwest of the U. 8. 8. R. capital, where nazl losses were placed at 5.000 men, 40 guns and 32 mortars. Other Soviet counter-blows were reported smashing at the nazl siege armies around Mozhaisk. 57 miles west of Moscow, and Maloyaroslavets, 65 miles southwest. As the zig-zag battle progressed, with the Germans apparently feinting and jabbing in an effort to find weak spots in the Soviet defense lines, Moscow conceded that naei forces had succeeded in advancing toward Tula, munitions-making center 100 miles south of Moscow. The German break-through into the Crimea, site of Russia's big; Black set naval base at Sevastopol, coincided with another grave nazl threat on the southern (Ukraine) front, where axis troops were reported storming at the gates of Rostov- on-Don. Soviet dispatches said red army engineers wen already pfr"**"*; death-trap mines in Rostov and pre- pairing to leave the city of 600,000 a smoking ruin. rN -~__—^_/ Nasto 10 Mftee from Raster The main German attacking column was said to be only 10 miles from the center of the big Don river port, which guards the northern approach to the Caucasus oil fields. In Berlin, nazl military commentators said that once the city had fallen, the way would be open for swift armored divisions to strike south toward the nerve center of the ofl region at Maikop, 175 mile* below Tlos- The Ruestea One such instance was the arrival of a convoy of American soldiers in of Odema, and thus Rumanian mill- Iceland in September. *•** P™ 6 w *« I»ven a strong hypo- Drew MVIdMw. Associated Pitas dermie, Italians arms got a much- needed compliment for reported advances in the Donets basin; a few days later the Hungarians, in turn. were credited with helping out in the same ana. So, this was a fine time for Hitler to ten the Turkish military men: "Look what you could do if you wen with us!" Turkey's two million bayonets couJkl_tejrf_e:rtr4ane_y»lu«_lO--thft German army, which to busy from Murmansk to the Black sea. The Germans an knocking at the gates of Rostov-on-Don, key to e~ to subnm all coivfirsC^^ from which Hitler's armies might plunge toward the Caspian sea, 450 to the east, or execute a sharp right turn and make for the .oil properties at the Black sea end of the Cauca- Another force to fighting ite way into the Crimea, from which it could pass south of the aea of Azov acnmr th* Straight of Kerch and enter the same oil- A Turkish thrust Into Georgia would put a ' "*rf* ••"*""* sQueese ftti the natural defenses of th? Gau- a Turkish lunge Into the Ku»now manning the Ira- would disrupt by a Joint force; it would delay U not wrack the system which is bcsjsg set up to sjet suppuaa to Bus- ate via Iran. Any such Tetktoh-Germaa mltt- tary unhappy campaign of the last war, the unite old Turkish of the army at the In bitter winter raaipssrnmg. and tha tact that the last deprived Turkey of such rich territorial prises as the ffumton oil port of Batum. AU thto to perhaps premature and •erne of it even imaginative, since Turkey stffl has. on paper, a mutual •Mirtanor autenue with Britain, and th* Brtttoh say—publicly at toast- that they «m*et th* Turks to stay But Turkey has also a new friendship pat* with OMsaany. of whtob barely the Oer- maa offensive on Bumto, and then to no- doubt but that Hitler has chosen thto time to begin preliminary monei to get Turkey into an actual military f**'f"^ Thto *"m*h was in th* wind even before the Turkish gcnerato showed up. and there to good teems to beltove it was talked about at ttaunt Ctano's latent at the headquarter* of fuehrer. the Rood Engineer Resigns BU3W, ILL. — (AP) — Paul J. WalNUTf. a district state highway far til* tost seven I to aosept a posi- th* Iluoet* ordnance plant at Crab iOtei»*id take. yean, has ttatt as the "great danger" at •wbaom. tneCrl- tltl*i g^mw*Bitfmvl ObBmX Adolf Bitter* prediction of victory befon winter had coUapnd. Pravda said the nasl high command had thrown almost the entire German land army, artillery and tanks, and nine-tenths of the air force into the Russian campaign. "The enemy has not yet been baited. He is still pressing on despite heroic resistance and counter-attacks by the red army, which is strewing the route of advance of the naxi troops with neaps of German corpses. -Nevertheless. It to perfectly dear that no temporary successes can bring Germany her desired victory nmrt peec«." Travelers arriving ouUide the TJ. 8. 8. R. from Kuibyshev, auxiliary Soviet capital, said the first IS days of November would probably be_tho_ most cntcialperiod in RuMia'sstrug- •*• _, A bulletin from Adolf Hitler's field headquarters said that three German divisions shout 10.000 men- succeeded in breaking through red army defenses mto the Crimea after 10 days of hard fighting. The reported break presumably^ occur red at the entrance to "the Penkop isthmus, a four-mile-wide hot tU net IT I'nK* 1 ^ My Crimea ynd the U. 0. & R. -mainland, which has been the scene of bitter Ughting. Mas! shock troops, attacking with strong aerial support, cracked the Soviet defenses and captured 1» TOO prtoener*. IS tanks and 101 can* nan. the German communique said. •Tumult of the defeated enemy has begun." it the •evaetopol base, the Crimea to strategtraHy important for two other reaeona: L Ite eastern extremity guards tha narrow strait into the Sea of Asov. 2. Troops mielliig the strait would have a short-cut route into the Cau- Although BevaMopol to Rmsia* •vat base on the Black see, authoritative London quarters said its capture would not be disastrous to the aovtot fleet. Base faculties could be transferred across the sea to Batumi or Novorossisk, on the At sea. Hitler's high command credited nasi U-boats with sinking 14 ships totalling 47,000 tons in a six-day pursuit of a convoy traveling from Gibraltar to Kngland. An escorting British destroyer was also torpedoed and sunk, the high command said. •*"* almmt the entire convoy wa« wiped out. British Papers Widen Ownership of Reuters LONDON — (AP) — Ownership of neuters, principal British news- gathering agency with correspondents thnrughinit the world, was broadened today by government approval of a deal designed to make the organisation the property of •the Brtttoh prats as a whole." a government an. nouncement said, one-half the capital of the agency has been purchased by the Newspaper proprie- ton -7-'w«.*f T from the PMMI association, farmtilf the sole owaen. The newspaper Proprietors association to the Trade aooriatioa of London newspapers and to* Prer to » cooperative of pro> vuwtoi twwipauers.

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