Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on October 31, 1941 · Page 1
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Sterling, Illinois
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Friday, October 31, 1941
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FWtECAST (By STERLING DAILY GAZETTE OatstQitdim; Community f^aily for Wtitttsid® «md M\mmng Comities C. 8. w^rp ssttmoitftl ICAIMS-- •-<« EIGHTY-SEVENTH YEAR—No. 104 Fail i STERLING, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1941 M*"rober of th* .Audit Bpreau trf Circulations PRICE FIVE CENTS [U. S. DESTROYER SUNK OFF ICELAND Plane Crash Kills Twenty Americans In Ontario, Canada Tragedy fs Second of Same Day Involving U.S. Air Transports ST. THOMAS. ONT.-(AP) — All 90 occupants of an American Airlines transport were trilled last night when .the big plane plowed into the earth ' 14 miles west of here and burst into such fierce flames that no attempt at rescue could be made. The 17 passengers and three members of the crew of the 21-passenger Douglas airliner were all from the k United Bt-atcs, bound through a drizzling rain on the Buffalo-Detroit leg of a regular night from New York to Chicago. Twenty-seven-year-old Mary E. Bladder of New York city, the stew- k ardess, was the only woman victim.. There was no immediate explanation for the disaster, the second within 'a day to befall a United States air transport and the worst air disaster in. Canadian history. With 20 dead here and 14 killed k early yesterday morning In the crash 'of a Northwest Airlines plane near Meorhead. Minn, the day was the • Boost disastrous in loss of life of any in the history of American commercial aviation. VMbflity was poor when the plane. )«a tts course, craabed at about 10:» m., on the farm of Thompaon ; at Lawrence Station. It waa doe at Detroit at 10:17 L m. on the run from Buffalo, one _g of a flight which began at La lOutrdia field. New York, with Chi •CO as" its final destination. - MM Attempted to Land When the plane struck, there was big explosion followed by a i of smaller ones. Flaming gaso- tas gsjshed out Before Howe could reach It, several nadnd yards from his house, it w*» engulfed in flames. Partners, provincial police from St Thomas atena from the Royal Cana- a|r fore* school at nearby Who arrived Quickly, ' -• rsport said aH the victims id inside the plane. Lewis Biddle. a Lawrence Station • who was one of the first ths 'scene, however, said three tumbled outside but the roared up with the impact the crash and they were burned they could be reached. _,df« Miss Blackley, the crew composed of Capt. David L jer, M, of Plandome, N. Y-, and r*bst Officer R. L. Owens, 30, of tew York city. Biddle said a light showed in the night &ky before the crash. Jng that the pilot had drop- a flare in an effort to find a spot. The plane circled (Oonttnned on page fourteen) TUl WEATHER (By The Associated Press) For Chicago and vicinity: Rain tonight ending by morning, clearing by Saturday at ternoon; somewhat colder Saturday. Outlook for Sunday: Pair and sunny and somewhat warmIllinois: Rain this afternoon and tonight, clearing Saturday; colder to- and to east Saturday. Bain this afternoon and j changing to snow in extreme 'portion this afternoon and to portion tonight, bseom -gw* Baturday. Colder to south and tens* tonight, rising temperature Bst- afternoon west and south- portiona. WBATHER OUTLOOK P Extended for the period from ff:90 FB> ta. today to 0":30 p. m. next Wed- Oreat lakes: The temper- wlH average near to somewhat Temperatures will be high at Beginning of colder during 8at- BjliirrtsT night. M tadtoated Ust half of petted. wiQ average heavy, at beginning of period and valley and Xn- iperaturs will aver' aomcwhst colder saathsm at beginning of period, bat gradual trend toward • ttrst of period, colder at si The precipitation will heavy, except light most of and to extisme wutei Friday night and end of period, except r toward end of period in ana «f New, Heavier Taxes Huskers Compete Planned in Washington f or 5( a f e By Irving Perimeter WASHINGTON — (AP) — Hlsh administration officials disclosed today they have in preparation a huge new tax program, designed to collect approximately $8,000.000,000 of "excess purchasing power" from the nation's collective pocketbook. The money -would be raised by sti/fer regular taxes, increased social security taxes, and other methods, officials said, and the plan may be ready lor presentation to congress before Christmas, The new program, they asserted, was needed both to prevent inflation and to help finance the country's ever-expanding defense effort. Treasury Secretary Morgenthau said yesterday that higher social security rates would be proposed, but other officials followed up this announcement by revealing that a whole -new regular tax bill was being rushed for possible presentation months ahead of all previous forecasts. If all the contemplated new levies are combined in a single omnibus measure, the new tax bill would dwarf the record-breaking $3,500.- 1000.000 tax law just passed by congress. Officials don't know yet where or how they ure going to get the SB.- 000,000.000, But they are thinking of getting anywhere from $1.000.000,000 to W.OOO.OOQ.OQQ of it from increased social security taxes. They hope to get another amount within about the same range from regular taxes. That may leave a sizable chunk of money to be "mopped up" —Secretary Morgenthau's term for it—by other methods. There are two current proposals for changing social security taxes being considered by the administration. One would advance by one year the automatic provisions of the existing social security tax law and require employes and employers to pay 2 per cent on payroll* for old age pensions, instead of 1 per cent as at present. This plan probably would also Involve a small increase to the present 3 per cent unemployment insurance tax on employers. The other plan would be to require employes to pay a 5 per cent tax for old age pensions, and make employers pay 2 per cent for pensions plus the present 3 prr cent for unemployment insurance. New Pension Plan For Illinois Judges Effective Tomorrow Over 280 on Bench Eligible to Participate In Retirement Setup SPRINGFIELD, ILL. — (AP) — A new retirement plan for mtoois judges of the supreme, circuit, probate, county, superior, city and municipal courts will become effective Under the new law. sponsored by Senator Rkhjud J. Barr of and psssed this year by the general assembly. Judges win be eligible to retire on 2S per cent of their final rate of salary after U ysars on the bench or after having reached the age of «0 The annual retirement annuity for those who serve longer than 12 years will be 25 per cent of salary plus 25-72 of one per cent for each month in excess of 12 years, not to exceed SO per cent of the final salary .rate. The act. known as the Judges' retirement system, also provides retirement payments in ease of disability. Eligible for participation in the plan are 2*4 Judges now serving Participating Jurists win contribute two snd one-half per cent of their salaries to. the retirement system Jttttir-service-up Unionists Resume Work At Machine Gun Plant ££*he V /~) i too pkttft fea ••»«*> fifteen DETROIT —MAP) — at the Kelsey-Bayes-^P patty's •MrtitiMi gun plant ban Plpuawth was rvsns by members of the CIO United Automobile Workers in response to an appeal by UAW-CIO negtonsl Director Richard T. Leonard. Approximately V.400 union bers last night approved a to return to their Jobs at a meeting addressed by Lsonard. told the workers then* strike hampering the program. Lindbergh Dedares Sole Ural to U. i after-wfalcli no futher~piymenis are required, and the balance of funds necessary to make retirement payments will be appropriated by the state. The new system supplants the l»lt judges' pension act. under which Jurists in courts of record were eligible for retirement payments amounting to BO per cent of their salaries after 24 years of service and after reach- Ing the age fo 65. Payments will be made under the new system from the unexpended balance of an which was voted to finance the for* mer pension system. The f-nilr fund will be turned over by the state auditor to the state treasur who Is sx-offlelo treasurer of ths ft fund. All eligible Judges will be tachsi ed to ths new system nnlsst they specifically elect not to be included. Ths new retirement system Is be administered by a heard taw by Supreme Court Justice Lsrsn B. Murphy of Monmouth. Other bers of the board'are Circuit Judges Joseph Burks of Chicago and W. O. ytoflffr of Nansrvills, County Judge Haritogton G. Wi of oprtngtlsM. and Btote Treasurer Wamm Wright A. & Banssn. Chi csgo actuary. Is Two Lost Fliers Found On St*rra rVtmMtoiitsisie PUDsMO, CAUP. — CAP)—' army flters who survived Msrra moiinfstnrtde after .. to a storm that brokei un a tten of It nlanss, worn ldsnti__ _ day by operations oJfesrs as Usu- teoante J. C. West and L, C. Lpnso. wtth ths pilots. the nortn stays of IgJH lost toonsak. The ground crew cantos' a nart waw outiU to lewwt to an srmjr smnsor overhead. Ths uatsmmd MSB dancsd around a innnnln. waved their anas and wrote sn ttst msunteinsMe as **** sesrrhtag nlanv circled over them «^sf*jufei^mdtf" ' ~ * UvistTBacsttrd H. Long of Coa- QslMttls. fsV-BM IDs only rsmslnlng 90* piita«jgSl IttTouTa* i^ Is, wtrs ua- NEW YORK—L_. Lindbergh, ssmtaling ta set Pbst rally to unite behind a for "a leadership of ' ' Washington, stnimma um last night that there Is no . to this antion from without — onr only danger Is from wtthto." Addresstof sn overflow crowd at a MinJif*i Square Garden meott Luidbsrgh charged that the United States bad been led "along ths to war." and that ~ •- • - velt and his admin about preserving itfiuewary freedom abroad, white they practice dictatorship and subterfuge at -home.-" ~ _ In addition to a crowd inside the Garden estimated by Pottos George Renselser at JsjBB a throng to surrounding streets, estimated by police at from Met to 10.000. listened over taudspsakm to addresses by Lindbergh. Sena Burton K. Wheeler (D-Mont); John Cudahy. former U. 8. saihssmdnr to Belgium, and John T. Ptynn, chairman of the America Pbst commtt- tee's Mew York chapter. Wheeler, asserting that fear kept many Americans from known their opposition to this try's participation to war. "Never, never, did I thtok there would come a day to tfcJe se- pubUc—in these United America — when would tack the courage to which they ^ Maerte.wnosaMta< March that ha *I yean oM. was sd to six sBontbs ta Jail ' after admitting smashing a of a OoMWatt store nsm Oct. ». itas. To lyiM War PUnt Granite Steel .Otty, m, lor sslgsWsltnT eMMst nwisvAlgV Tllsl ' MsMnt VP ifAW nttwk m|^m^aAl ^^^^jjlj^ '*£ flMgUMI tans of togsss ssTlMM tans of in Gumbo of Mud Weather Cuts Crowd To 5,000; Many Cars Of Spectators Stuck By Robert P. Howard TONTCA. ILL.—(AP)—An aerial bomb bunt over a field of mud and water promptly at noon today, sending 18 sturdy com huskers off after the championship of Illinois. A persistent rain, together with the condition of roads leading to Theodore Behfer's farm, the scene of the lith annual state contest, kept toe crowd down to an estimated 5,000. State polk* and the highway department sent X trucks and tractors out on the road* to haul the automobiles of spectators out of the mud. The space set aside for park_ could not be used because of the mud. and H was almost impossible to walk through the concession area. In Schafefs tall and high-yielding field, however, the contestants set out determinedly to set new records, sometimes they worked to mod. Sometimes they mgb pools of water. At! Aid Short of AEF For Britain and Russia Advocated by Professor CHAMPAIGN, ILL — (AP) — Paul Douglas, University of Chicago professor and Chicago alderman, urges sending of "armed merchantmen Into the war cones and giving full aid to England ami nussia" to remove "the danger of another A. E. P." In an address before a University of Illinois audience and sponsored by the University Committee to Defend America last night, Douglas asserted "there should be no argument whether or not the British empire is worth saving." He added: "We need England as a buffer against Germany, whether she is worth saving from an idealogical point of view or not. "To face Hitler alone we would need 50.000 airplanes, a 3.000,000-ton navy, an army of 6,000,000 and a defense effort amounting to $30,000,000.000 a year." "The question today," he stated. 'is not to choose between war and peace, but to choose between fighting Hitler while we still have allies and waiting until we have to face him alone." MB JDssd Jte Mad i Vaughn of MonUoeDo, defending champion, and .his n rivals were experienced mud—., used to advene 'oopdltiuus as they tear yellow ears from hybrid staBs, throwing them into tractor- drawn wagons as they harvest corn at a rate of butter than half a bushel a minute for M minutes of ex- nues penalise ragged wtth deductions for corn left on ths ground and for busks left on the ears. fjehafer'e com was tall and strasjtat, makteg it easy for ths to nosh. Ths hybrid variety, gram Of ami - • -' • rain fsfl be* states sent thsbr two best tnfr» * competition that tts ss the nation's sseoad big sjHitluig event, exoeedsd only by the Indtsn*pODs auto ! th*t at least would attend ths state eon. test and 1MJHO the national meet, black mud and Just tosh it his to Lsonsrd Thomp- of Cowdsn. who soared «s.U bushels, the second best in the county competitions. That was to the OheBiy county contest It rained hard that morning, and the mud was so deep that spectators had to La Belle county, undiscounged by the murky itmosptten. was enthusi- about celebrating the ta tts history. wttl tour UM county, win ta of but In'line with Lang's "Bo, I dktoV msi Btartisrh. "was It part of Lang's duties to of having sold to of ths boss! say Is the most sis tea w wtth faotory. William for vsracttjr and A. H« Fold wit» G«« QBB. - (AP) -T A 4»*jfc VVmansmsh «A^^g^_,' Bossy Geb Call To Do Her Part In Defense Setup Four Per Cent Boost In Milk Production Is Goal for Next Year By William Perris CHICAGO — (AP) — Cowson American farms arc being groomed. Us* a title contender prior to a •to fight, for the record muauBUvs task awaiting tnsmtaUtz. to nstt ysart plans ef the depart- mtof agriculture, statistics show that every cow on every farm win be.catted upon to mi her mflk over * what " be. catted upon to to nmduetion fosjr psr pacU.ta ta 1M IMS 1. mflk production » psr cent higher snisBMs* —-. • — - ^^ — . _ 2. Chases production up S3 I-» per cent over 1*41. 1. A slight upturn ta butter production. 4. An increase of 109 per cent to the production of dry skim milk for aaton. wfflbs Tb attain these caned upon to produce of with an estimated pounds this year and a 1M jmajga,. 800 pound average (or 1SM-4*. If attetoed. it will be a farms to not sJons smVetent to do tt. The lob) which tus esw will ptoj .-_ laet when he mid recently, "of all the farm cosunom- Ues of wnkh increases are i '' the most urgent used Is for milk.'* Two major demands am expected to be met by ths mOk -—— Ptat, to Oftat Britain act to America's psottsn aa the ship- the of larger of WorDt|>t.NotroOw»t MAnsty Chiefs Ths arssy Is "vHaUse" taw but as far fee four to efforts to eorps by *»- that Is naard ef, or that that I Tut four Ben Lsar. Walter and Job* L. Want Ad Gtts lack $4*5 Lost OB Sttw»t sVBOfaPIBLD — (AP) — "Lost —(MM in currency; BB to tens, to fives, tm to ones . . ." What, hsmmnsi altar Charts* P*tl. of Batotarg, UL. Inserted that wdwtrtisemeol to ~ ' lapses nrnuy to on* by a eani ta tost tne to a teak, sntisi a Army Takes Over Bendix Air Plant After Labor Clash Some 2,000 Troops Sent to New Jersey Factory as Guards BENDEX. N. J.—(AP)—The army seized the plant of Air Associates, toe, today and won cheers from both factions in r. bitter labor fight with an announcement that it would rehire men without regard for the past President Roosevelt issued last night an executive order directing that the army take over and operate the plant, saying the dispute threatened to halt production of vital defense material. Secretary of War SUmson set the troops in motion. More than 2,000 soldiers with steel helmets, bayonets and machine guns formed a human ring around the plant, deployed throughout nearby fields or idled wearily In the vicinity, Few had slept Despite the show of force, only the machine guns were loaded. Officers had orders that not a bullet was to be m any rifle or pistoL At the nearby Hasbrouck railroad station. CIO striken formed on one side of n drive way and non-strikers msssfrt on the other. A line of troops with fixed bayonets, gas tw»«h» mnA g machine gun eyed ^ „**, ^^MM^.^K UUM1 ^nnijm Ceimwi ta Charge of Plant Into this tense scene rode CoL Roy M. Jones, eastern district supervisor for the air corps procurement division, who took charge of the plant •"This plant to an Important plant to national defense.- he told the crowd. "We propose to open ths plant and we will nsed workers to do so. We are going to set up an em- las* to the foral mmrnlttai The of past brake and Loran J. Homer, essUm regknal rector of ths CIO United Automobile Workers of ft ism tts. avtatton division, said tts men were ready for ark and full cooperation wtth the army. Robert B. Powler, company public relations director, said he and President P. LsBoy Hffl would report to see whether they would be renired.. Wtth H» workers, the plant Is en. Ah*a— -------- _ cobra flghters and other wareraft It holds tUMjOOO in defense oon- ttaets. A clash between •** a ™n t ~s do the en page nine) SI* Dedor Picked b Ovonee Refotse OfiM Metis DLL. — (AP) — ago tor mwtn- •ttn Dr _ Ths svessm of ta Ins to the rest of the snt of the state dtvisan of Fate of 120 Men On Reuben James Still Unannounced Vessel, on Convoy Duty, Is First American Warship to Be Sent to Bottom in Present Conflict; Foreign Policy Remains Unchanged WASHINGTON— (AP) —The United State* destroyer Reuben James was torpedoed and sunk west of Iceland last night, the first American warship lost since the European War began, and President Itoosevelt crisply told a press conference the attack would not change United States policy. The hours passed with no news of the fate of the men aboard, while hi London an authoritative British spokesman took the view that Germany had declared "indiscriminate submarine warfare against the United States." (Other Informed London quarters, however, expressed the belief that the attacking craft which sank the Reuben James might have mistaken her for one of the destroyers -which had been transferred by the United States to the British. They said her appearance roughly corresponded with the former American ships now hi the Royal navy.) Ordinarily the Reuben James carried six officers and 114 men. The 21-year-old destroyer was on convoy duty, the navy said. The navy department indicated that it does not plan to give out the complete list of officers and men on the destroyer until information regarding the fate Destroyer Sinking Does Hot Change Diplomatic Setup U. S. to Continue Its Relations with Reich, Says Chief Executive WASHLNUTOlf — (AP) — President Roosevelt said today he saw no of severing diploma wtth Oermany and thooght can pottey as a result of the Ism of the American ~ ' The Bsobsn James was toipedosd and sunk tost night west of Iceland. Mr. Boomvett had no details to add to those already announced by the navy. ft was In response to a press con- rence question that Mr. Roosevelt said he did act think there would be any change in policy by reason of attacks on American ships. Ths Reuben James, he said, was simply carrying on a duty assigned to her. Ins navy said she was on convoy orations, in ths north Atlantic when torpedoed. Replying tb another question, Mr. Booaevelt said he had not thought made ties with Germany which for several ysars have been .strained severely. Reporters pressed the chief executive for information whether American warships had *Rinfr any German submarines, but Mr. Roosevelt said he would not tell even if then had for with clear that the information on sink- ings, if thetvlhave been any. was for ths effect onJthe morale of crews of other nssf undersea craft. "Is it the poisey to •nnMinj* when ilps an sunk and not when attacking them have r" a reporter inquired. Mr. Roosevelt recalled that his questioner was around in World days, and that the Kinking of •X* pm, for a , and that's ths point" a oonvoy "M ttkst she was tar- souros said is an «»gttsb affair and •artkapatas m it beoossss part of an Ingush formation." it "I am otrtamry glad it was not our U-boat that was sunk but rath- havs no busi- the war sone." Wife Osainer On Charge of Assault ' YARDALIA. TML _ AP) _ A. Papstte county jury found Bsal Canaan, gft. guitty of assault wtth a deadly awsjusi last night snd hs was held to Jail under SUsW to fao* trial Monday on a of fslssly tmiwistmtog his tl-ysar- old wife by coatetag her to a Jttdjs Chariss B. Mapsn east too Attonwy .W. P. for a ntsf trial of each individual can be obtained. Officials said this may require from several hoars to two or three or more days. In Berlin an authorised source) said that if the destroyer participating fax a convoy "It no wonder that she was torpedoed.* Replying to % reporter's question, the President said he had not thought about the possibility of cutting off relations with Germany. Rep. Oellrr (D-NT) introduced sucto a proposal in the house yesterday. Unlike the desUuyn Kearney, which survived a torpedo blow amld- shta> Oct. 17. bdt tost 11 men. with 10 othen being wounded, the older Reuben James went to the bottom. The Reuben James was the third warship ttawd at, the see. to he hit and ths first to ba UX -•Oft •asCXtBsvM^BT vBIHnQO ^HT tfsnd ths navy ta 11 on stght* who by ths OOtotta (D-Iowa) tanks *"ft**"t the Isading of ths artmtntstration's foreign policy, told reporters that -America will protect her ssaism. no matter what satadon they are on." ipnsr Ot-Bsvs.) said, This appaxsoily brings us closer to a shooting war." and Senator Our* ney (B-MD) declared This clinches ths argumeDf for wiping out the nawtrauty act. "We can expect such things W shins are to . ^•wpw ^^^ •••• or any •hips wets alile to of the Mavy Knox said that the navy probably would not reveal any submarine sink- togs by the flset, following the British poMcy of disturbing asm Pate of ittasti rhsther It was a surface vessel or a torpsdo-carrymg abplane which brought the Reuben Jamss to its doom was not disclosed In the i eheenne of any word as to losms of life, the navy ds- i» gald thv 1 *'' *' ' »-— Fivt For Illtgol Dwck loitirvg And FiMd $100 Apitct JJ.ILL. — (AP) — ehsi mi ths nttwsss river Laoon and CnUlicoths re^ guilty b*. Prank I, The five fore Jwstiot of ths Olsh at Chllnmiths an- chisf toot the it. Idantiflad ths ftve u: A. L. tndjfiim and I* J, of ths hunting dub; Osssp B. Kirch- geeimsr. Otto Bo B. Bardy. The On* two • with toa the raid Uatowed sa grain ta ths water nsar the ittanHnsi of oottssr- was attracted by an of dnjdn near i gents I flight :• f V.

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