Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on October 31, 1941 · Page 9
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ridafc Octoter 31 L .1941' STERLING DAILY GAZETTE, STERLING. ILLINOIS ^ French Resentment Of Nazi Slaughter » Voiced by Silence Censorship Hides the Full Effect of Today's 1 5-Minute Quiet Period Bv Fred VftncHi'. The Druirt* tho-.isht U-.nt Hallow- e'en WM thr vleil of P*m»n, lord of dPftth. On thi« Hn'.-.<vve-en. Just before the tnkv firigrn of the hlnrkotit r!o*e OVT thrir traffdy nnd despair. .Erenrhmrn R«> tx-lnir .vim- moned to five minu"^ of si>nt reproach of the nr*- lord' of death for th" muss ki'ii-t- or unrnnvlrted From B cross the I.I.-UHK-! in Kn- jrlsnd. the Fro? French hnve called upon their cnptive brothers *nd Meters to condemn, with the hush of the graveyard, the d*cw* of Nantes and Bordeaux which exacted 100 French llv*« for two fatal attack* on uniformed officers of the German srrny of occupation. On. Charles de Gaulle Son lakes Father's Car l nd 'i JSf as l hief; Now AWOL from Army DAVFNPORT, TA. — 'AF» — Frd- rrftl ,7»dsr Chnrle* A. Dfwrv wnMY? tnr? 1m th' m"ro*nt "wh'tliT I rr.jeht to put the hoy or the bov's fathT in jail." nft^r hrnring th*» ca.v of O*»orge H. Hall, IP. who was indicted fin ft charge of violating the DT.T art. Youne Hflll told the court he was r>ti a furlough in fit I<oni5 from (lie. •i-f.'-f ro«*t artillery and that he took hi* father's car and drove to Beaver. In . to \lMt hi*, mother. Hm parent* are divorced. While he »»s In BfBver. he said. hl.«. father reported thf machine stolen and he was ar- rp.«ied near Burlington while returning to fit. Loui*. As B result he is AWOL from the army. Finally. Judge Dev.ey .«entrncrd him to one vear and then paroled him for a (>erlod of two years to Robert Luppen. U. S. probation officer and he probably will be turn- rd over to the army. th French nation will show, by standln silent for five moments beglnnln at 4 p. m., .French time, "that d« gplte insult, torture and treachery despite her Imprisoned youth, he little children who are dying. Franc Is preparing for vengeance The French, who 1 >ow now tha their armies never had a chance t fight the Invader, thus are calle< upon to prove by national silence that the'"batUe now Is on. eve ; though 1,500,000 French soldiers ar in German prison camps Unfortunately, the world canno get anywhere near a true picture of th« response. All except subtfr ranean news from the occupied rone where the demonstration may be expected to be the most fervent, i funneled through both the Oerma censors and the authorities at Vlchj .who have a pistol at their heads. Prom the zone which is not actual ly occupied, the immediate repor •will likewise be hampered by «n sorship and by difficulties of gen «ral observation, for both communi cations and travel within the coun try are stringently restated. No one who knows *very muc about the French can doubt, how ever, that within the homes o France and even in tlw open, espec Inlly In such places as Bordeaux Nantes. Marseille and Lille, there will b« a general reply to the caL Irom do Oaulle. Vichy itself ha anticipated that much by a decree published only yesterday, which for bids th« French to listen to "anti national" short-wave programs on pain of two years In prison. It is no accident that today, fina instructons on the silence peflot are being transmitted from London The Germans themselves, at las cognizant of the fact that the mas. hostage killings had no other effee than cementing French resistance and arousing the abhorrence of th outside world, have found excuses U call a halt to the executions, al though under their original sched ule, 100 more hostages would have bean lad to the wall by early this •week in reprisal for the Nantes Bordeaux assassinations. One wonders If there was not an other reason: The morale of the German reserves who now are reputed to form the garrisons of th coastal towns of .occupied France and who would, at Bordeaux. Nante and elsewhere, form the firing •quads for this ghastly slaughter o the innocents. ! LITTLE KVIDBNT VICHY ~ (AP)—The population of Vichy, capital of the Petaln retime, today virtually ignored the Free French request for a flve-min ute standstill demonstration In pro- .test against the German execution of hostages.— - ' The ministry of the interior reported late today that it had made • checkup of various sections in the unoccupied tone and that the de Oaulle appeal had had no apparent results. The ministry said no unusual incidents were reported anywhere. On » survey of Vichy, Associated Presi correspondents saw only six persons observinc the de Oaulle order, They were five men and a wo- jnan who stood with sheepish looks on their laces in front of the church of St. Louis in the heart of Vichy watching a tower clock, tick off the five minutes from 4 to 4:06 p. m. Shortly before the deadline Oen Otto von Stuelpnagel, commander of the German .forces in France, an. Muneed the release of two French prisoners of war in compensation for the supplying of information to the German authorities by their relatives. -* I<e*t Tuesday von Btuelpnagel had held out the offer of releasing such prisoners if their families should de. liver to the authorities information concerning terrorists who have slain German officers in Nantes and Bordeaux. Fifty noatafes were shot In each dty, and an additional M in each ally have been similarly sentenced to die. The executions of this second hundred, however, were suspended TUMday upon personal direction of Atfoif Hitler, according to an an- Hjmrnnent by von Stuelpuaael. 1 Mil fllif IVIMI Nk CtNI SALE •TUJUNG. IUL sWl^i vlvfv Army Takes Over Bendix Air Plant After Labor Clash (Continued from page one) third time the federal government has taken over production stopped or threatened by labor disputes. Colonel Ralph W. Wilson of Fort Hancock sold 3,100 troops were on the scene. Steel-hatted and carrying bayonets, they barred all entrances to the plant and set up machine guns on all sides. Lieutenant John Austin, acting public relations officer, announced there would be no work today, but that it would be resumed M soon aa details could be settled. Civilian employes were barred meanwhile. Within the plant officers confer red with executives. Lieutenant Austin said he could not discuss this, but that F. Leroy Hill, company president and strikers' target, was not among the conferees. A Bergen county policeman emerged from the building with his arms full of rifles and shotguns. Col. Roy M. Jones, eastern district supervisor for the air corps procurement division, who took charge of the plant, said in a statement: "My instructions from Washington are to imemdlately take all steps necessary to protect workers entering the plant, leaving the plant, and If necessary In their homes and to take such other measures as may be needed in the interests of national defense. "Effective immediately the plant will be open for work under government- control. Employes desiring to return to their jobs will be given all necessary protection to Insure free and safe entrance to and exit from the factory." •eeeeveH Blames Factory President Roosevelt announced his action in a formal statement Issued at mid-evening by White House Secretary Stephen Early and stating "our country is in serious dancer." He said that Air Associates "has failed to carry out its part" of recommendations by the defense mediation board, and reviewed the dispute between the company and the CIO United Automobile Workers of America, which .charged unfair la- bor.practkes. The dispute was marked by three strikes. The first was called July 11, the CIO charging nine men had been laid off for union activities and the company asserting there was no work for them. Other issues soon developed. This strike ended July 90 through the efforts of the mediation board. CIO workers walked out again September *>. Settlement of this strike was announced in Washington last Friday. Sixty-five strikers were to have returned to work last Monday but refused, the union sayhig the company had attempted to get them to sign reinstatement forms which would deprive them of their former positions and pay in violation of the settlement agreement. The company dented any sucfi. intent. On receiving assurances that war department representatives would supervise their reinstatement at fomw jobs the strikers agreed to return yesterday. Tneir return to work benches prompted a brief flare of violence and a M-minute work stoppage by »o non-striken. ~™-* American Destroyer Sunk on Escort Duty f ccon'ir.'.jed from page on*) rarrifr! . life-MvuiR eqnpmen! Mif- firirnt to rne*t the n«*d« of many more officer* nr;d men than rom- pn.srri h^r fornpSrm r n*. She wn."i eq'iiprfd with two 28- foot motor nhft'.p boat'., each having a normal rapacity of 2* persons and cai«*bl? of carrying more In an rmerfnc:.. Phe aho carried ar Iea«t six bal>a ?,oo<! ii'e lafis. earh f ir- MRiied for 2.1 people, and In addition, the navy said, there were "life preservers of a quantity sufficient to rare for 13 r>rr cent more than the entire complement of the ship" The Reuben James was described at the navy a* an O-'ype flush jderk dentroyer said to be Mmllir-to the rrj'? tmdrrt M Oirat Bffiain. SUt*tn*nl by Navr The r.avy Iwied the following statement. "The navy department announced that the U. 8. destroyer Reuben James was sunk by a torpedo during the night of October 30-31 while convoying in the North Atlantic, west of Iceland. "The commanding ofTiwr is Lieutenant Commander H. L. Edwards, U. 8. navy. "No further details are available at this time but will be released when received." The navy described this vessel as 314 feet long with a beam of 30 feet. Her displacement was 1190 tons. Ship Commissioned In 1920 Commissioned September 24. 1920. the vessel was built by the New York Shipbuilding company tnd carried four 4-inch naval rifles and a batten,- of anti-aircraft guns. She was the third American warship to be fired at and the second to be hit by a torpedo. First target of a torpedo In the North Atlantic was the destroyer Gre«r. one of the old type shlpe, 50 of which were traded to Britain a year ago. Two torpedoes were fired at the Oreer on September 4 by a German submarine. Both went wild. Kearny Hit 2 Weeks Ago Today t Two weeks ago today, October 17 the destroyer Kearny. engaged In a night battle against a German submarine wolfpack which had attacked a convoy southwest of Ice land, Was hit amldship by a torpedo and 11 American seamen were kill ed and 10 wounded. The Kearny, a much larger vesse than the Reuben James, has a dls placement of 1,630 tons and carried a crew of about 190 officers and men She was of much sturdier construction than the Reuben James having been completed and put into service only last year. Unlike older types, the Kearney had a hull protected by the lates armor and divided Into watertigh compartments, it was this sort o construction, the navy department said only two days ago, which enabled the Kearney to remain afloat after, .suffering an explosion sufficient to have wrecked any destroyer previously M badly damaged. Ship Comaiander'a Backgreond The Reuben James' commander Lieutenant Commander Edwards was described by the navy department as a native of S^n Babe, Tex. He was SS years old and the navy said his permanent home was listed as San Baba Appointed to the naval academy from Texas in 1622, Edwards was graduated in 1036 and later joined the U. S. S. Florida, a battleship. He served aboard that vessel until February. 1628. Edwards was than assigned to duty at the Naval Academy with the Olympic squad. He was captain of the wrestling team on the 1021 Olympic squad. An all-around athlete, he had served on the academy's wrestling, boxing and foot ball teams. In September, 1921, Edwards was assigned to the U. S. S. Reno. Until December 1930 he served ort that cruiser and subsequently on various destroyers. Assigned then to the submarine base at New London, Conn., Edwards received instruction in submarine operation and upon completion ol that course he was attached to the U. S. S. Bonita, an undersea craft. In 1883 Edwards returned to the ••fir FMtral NMM Pilot Sole Survivor of Airliner Crash Rumanians Satisfy With Tarritory Gained In Fighting Russians th* Rumanian *rm*d lore*??, load- erf with booty, returns horrie frwn By Emeat O FLsr]i*r WITH RUMANIAN' ARMY AT TIRASPOL, OCCUPIED RUSSIA — "Delayedi — i AP> •- D«,y and nitjhr t!>" tramp of boot* and the clat'er of horseshoes echo thrrvieh the cobblestoried ftre«"U of tins ancient f itv on the Dniester a.« a action of Rumanian officers *ar the Russian war is oy<«r for them except for * cavalry corn*, and pThsp* two more mrp. c . which will continue to represent Rumania in what. they nil n "common Furopran front pesm.'-t Bolshevism." 'An'. ?.hrrr from ion ooo to 2SO.- fio-n rtT'n misht ly mrludrd in thrre Apparently th' Rumanians regard 'h"ir territorial ambition* satisfied •>-. ith RD advance to th«> BUR river, from SO to ion miles beyond their 1P33 frontier at the Dniester On* returning tssittapnt Mrurm f>'it for approodnastsly 38 miles sud was hours pajwtng through this city. Th«M troops were afoot and mounted, but mostly rod* hundreds of hors*-drawn wmsrons tflkrn PS, war booty 61 the Ukraine, In contrast to iftti htshly motorif- rd army still moving wistwarrt, en's ^T.'t -hound Rumanian unit had nbc^t * down l»-centimer <f>$ inch) rannoTi dro?,'n by oxen. Rumanians claimed th*! ckcrftpit wagons, loaded with fodtter ursd drawn by win- little horFW", mostly were tflkrn from them wh«n th« Russian* annexed Bessarabia a year ago SSi rtevtt At* PBOMS MAIN f STO DAY, over A MiUioa homernakers enjoy the thrift *aA •Mfrtyat cooUof o» Hot point Electric R*nge«.P«r> who have built quality electro appliance* for 35 yean, the new make cookinf easier than ever. A model of Hot* patofs afilliooth Electric Range ieott display at our store. See ft today—and look at the other attractive Hotpoint nodeJa, ICALROD Bach a*w Hi-Spee* C«tro4 Surface Unit pnnrian 9 BseesarcrfHMM. ' (' Hurdle Hardware 201 W. Socontl St., Rock fells Phono ;Naval Academy for duly with the I United States Olympic squad. Later he was assigned to the submarine j Barracuda, and after that duty he i received • post graduate instruction | In the navy's school of the line at I Annapolis. ' Then from June 1038 to May 1838 Edwards served on the U. S. B. De- Itrolt, a cruiser, and during the two years 1938-liHO he WHS on duty nt the Norfolk navy yard. He assumed command of the Reuben James April 6, 1940. Convoy Still at ftta The fsct that the scant information first available on the (linking was not quickly amplified indicated that the convoy which the Reuben James was escorting was still at sea west of Iceland and with radios silenced in order to avoid giving away ships' postlons to sea raiders. Naval officers said thay had no Information as to when furl her de- taijg might be available, but It was recalled that In the CASC of the torpedoing of the Kearney several days elapsed before the information came in that the Keamy had suffered a lose of H lives. In that case the crippled Kearney Itself was trying to reach a friendly port. The same procedure might not apply today since presumably ships from which information might come in about the Reuben James were undamaged and capable of coping with future^ attacks. Although the Reuben James was 21 years old. she had been kept in continuous sen-ice since entering the fleet In 1920. She was one of a few destroyers to see such service, most of those built in the World, war period having been decommissioned in the late 20'» or early 30's and brought back into the fleet only in the last two or three years. The Reuben James was launched at the New York Shipbuilding corporation at Camden, N. J.. on October 4, 191*. and Miss Helen Livingston Strauss, daughter Cspt. Clarence Eaten (right*, pnov. was sole survivor of Northwest Airlines' plane crash near Fargo. N. D. Stewardess BernJce Bowers (left), and 14 passenger* died in the flaming wreckage. Rear Admiral Joseph Strauss, served as sponsor for the vessel. The destroyer was named for a boatswains mate in the U. S. Navy of the early 1800's. In a naval campaign against the pirates of the Barbary coast. James was In the crew of Commodore Stephen Decatur's flagship. James was wounded in saving the life of Drcatur by "Interposing his body between that of his commander and the scimitar of a pirate while engaged In a battle with pirates 1 gunboats." Convict Asks for Order To Disinter Wife's Body In 1926 Murder Cose DENVER — CAP* — In an effort to prove that he is Innocent of a murder charge of 15 years ago. a life termer in the Colorado penitentiary today was. seeking authorization from a Hancock county. 111., court to have the body of his wife, buried at Carthage, 111., exhumed. Virgil A. Massle was convicted at Brighton, Colo., in 1926 of poiwmlng his wife. Katherine. His petition, which Denver sources said WHS filed in Illinois yesterday, contends that neither he ' nor his counsel was permitted to examine the body when it was exhumed. The prosecution contended Massie poisoned hia wife to collect on a 115.000 life Insurance policy. Maasle maintained his wife died of heart disease or committed suicide. 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