Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on November 1, 1941 · Page 1
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Sterling, Illinois
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LOCAL FORECAST (By Th* A««»rf**»?*i e«Mer f«- 1 JiKJUliN vj Ux\.ljLi Y \jfJ\jLjiii L L tit f*fr, Outstanding Community Daily for Wftifeside ond Adjoining EIGHTY-SEVENTH YEAR—No. 105 Fu'J Leawd Wir» Associated Press STERLING, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1941 M*rrib«r of th« AtlrtJt of Ctrcal»tk>TJs STEMJHC-ltOGK FALU Official M*J> tJ. R. BMremi e«»»«— » mfftKi mpeir* ?*,XSS — trading PRICE FIVE CENTS Host County Takes State Husking Title With New Record Floyd Wise, La Salle Co., First with Score Of 50.967 Bushels By Rohrrt P. Howard 1 TONICA. ILL —>AP' — The traditional hirrd rr.nn who went to town on rainy days becauv 1 he couldn't work in wft wrather wasn't an ancestor of young Floyd Wise of La Salle county, , Wise waited until one of the wettest and muddiest days of a rainy •harvest season to win the Illinois state com husking championship with B wore of 50.967 bushels, the best mark ever recorded since corn belt farmers in 1924 started to make Ia rural sport out of what always had been work. . A hero In his home county. Wise trill go back to the Theodore Shafer farm west of here Monday In an effort to win the national corn husking contest, come more rain, sun• shine, or freezing temperature*. "It WM the muddiest I ever husked in." said the blue-eyed young fanner yesterday after he had broken all known records In one of Schafer's cornfields. Old Mark Bettered by Five It rained during most of the allot- ed 80 minutes of competitive husk- Ing, but that didn't stop Wise and Jour others from breaking the old state record of 45.43. set last year by Ecus Vaughn of Piatt county. Vaughn was third this year, with second place going to Leland Klein of Woodford county, who scored 47M bushels. As a result Klein as well as Wise will compete In the national contest against lh« 20 best (men from ten other corn-growing In Jeopardy will be the national contest record. 46.71 bushels set last year by Irvin Bauman of Woodford county. Bauman retired from competition this year and rooted for his i neighbor, Klein. Bauman was the Illinois No. 2 •nan last year and hoped that Klein, rather than Wise, the local favorite, would get the national crown. Fourteen of the 16 contestants picked more than 40 bushels of corn 1 yesterday. Following Wise and Klein were Vaughn with 4722 bushels, Leonard Thompson, Shelby county, 45.M. and Earl Hoard of Stark, 4556, all of whom bettered Vaughn'* 1NO state mark. Five Inches of Snow Blankets Omaha, Neb. fev 1SMM sensational victory sent boosters of the four-day harvest -celebration of a tour of La Salle county today. They still heped that the advance prediction of 150,000 spectators at the national contest would be correct. But the state contest, which with decent weather might have had a §0,000 toumout, was a bitter disappointment to concessionaries.. Early yesterday people were advised to atay at home, out of the mud. Even ' so, unofficial estimates were that somewhere from 3,000 to 5,000 per eons were on Schafer's farm, mostly trying i to keep dry In exhibitors' tents. ___Farm tractors succeeded In haul- ftnf the buskers' wagons through the -itehbrand to the weighing lot. but the mud was so bad that two engines in tandem were hooked * to ~toany Of the loaded wagons. In said-afternoon it was raining so hard that it required the judges an extra hour to compute the net scores, alter making deductions for com left in the field and husks left jon the ears. Following js the order in which the contestants finished, the county they represented and the bushels picked: .1 Floyd Wise. La Salle. IO.M7; 2 Leland Klein, Woodford, 47.03; 3 Ecu* Vaughn. Piatt. 47.232; 4 Leonard Thompson. Shelby, 45 M; • Earl Hoard. Stark. 4S.56; 6 Albert Bhnle, Peoria. 44 J2; 7 Glenn Wall, Bureau. 44.74; • Clarence Endress. Itorsnsil-Putnam,r 4435; » Wilbur land. DeKalb, 44.86; 10 May«««Bruns. Ogle, 44.043; 11 Dale Coble, Clerk, 43.54; 12 Fred Vanhui- aen. Carroll. 4133; 13 Edgar Vermll- Uon, Douglas 43.42; 14 Ed Olson. 11. 41.75; 15 Leaman White, 'Fsitt, Jg.717; 1« George Bower. Btephenson, 33.9. All acUvtles scheduled for Sun- slay at the scene of the national contest were postponed today be- ceiif* of muddy eondltymf Draft Rejections Drop To 19.6 Pet. in Chicago CHICAGO— (AP)—Rejections at the draft induction station here dropped to 19.0 per cent in October .from the ail-tune high of 22 per tent which was registered In September, draft officials «aid today. All men examined at the Induction station previously had been passed as physically fit by local draft board doctors. Main factor in the precentage decllnr was a decrease In the number rejected because of lung trouble to 1J7 per cent of the total exam- in October from the 4.02 per cent In September. Prior to the taking of chest X-rays of all drafts**,, which started Aug. 1. only 21 Mr cent were rejected for lung de- MaJ. BL Mann Hartlett. state draft jMdical director, said the October drop was due in part to start of a «w»tem of chest X-rsying on all men caawinsd by .some of the local tear**. Another drop was registered in class rejections. Including and criminality, which fell per cent of those examined the 5 M per cent lo September. bk mnalned as US/K .Jusfcnr cause n ^fidoc. It n*4 led all otiv I.Ti OMAHA. KFB. — fAP>— Com- rnun:ca'i.*nrt fncilitiw^ <vpre rwtxw- rrf and huchway traffic resumed ir*rinv af'er a tlrup raw-rd by a fivp-mrh snowfall—one of the parhftM consequential snowstorms in the memory of Omaha residents. Mild temperatures forestalled additional damage to telephone and tplreraph lines, many of which .snapped la«. night under weight of sogtry snow. Slush-covered highways continued to slow traffic, however. . Starting early yesterday and continuing parly today, the snow crushed tree branches, grounded airplane.*, caiised can- relation of football games and crippled communication throughout eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Two Lost Fliers Meet in Sierras; Found after Week Spotted by Airplanes After Spelling Their Names with Stones FRESNO. CALIF. — (AP) —Lieut. Jack C. West of Centerville. lows, shivered and pulled his thin flying suit tighter around his shoulders. It had been two days since he parachuted from his P-40 pursuit ship onto the slope of 10.400-foot Barton peak, and the abandoned trappers' shack he had managed to find In Sugarloaf valley, 5.000 feet below the crest of the mountains, didn't offer much In the way of protection against the sub-free*Ing autumn cold. Lieut. West surveyed his diminishing supply of emergency rations and the even scanter supply of food he had discovered in the cabin. It was night again, and he wondered how much longer he would be alone; when or whether he would get out of the high Sierra alive. There was a knock at the door. "Who's there?" West called. "I'm a lost aviator," came the reply. "Can you show me the way out of here?" "My God, so am I," West answered. "Come on In." Lieut. Leonard C. Lydon of Des Moines. Iowa, came in. He said he had jumped from his P-40 pursuit ship onto the slope of' ?safe tw« days betutii FiMi 24—when the plane had separated in a storm from a formation of IB flying northward toward Sacramento from March Field, hi southern California. West told the same story. Be. too, had been in the pursuit squadron, had become lost and run out of gasoline. The two fliers pooled supplies. They found, fishing tackle Tend caught 12 fish. For five days they wandered through the valley and along the ridges, looking for a way out. At last they climbed half way up Barton peak, lighted a fire and spelled out their names with stones. Searching planes spotted them and guided a ground -rescue party to the scene. Last night, a week after they leaped into the Sierra wilderness, Lyndon and West were brought to Fresno and instructed to rest at the air base hospital. Pale, bearded and heavy-eyed, they still carried with them their parachute ripcords—prised souvenirs of a memorable experience. Gov. Lehman Condemns Lo Guordio as Unworthy Of Return to Mayorship YORK— (AP)—Democratic forces were hopeful today that Gor. Lehman's sUngine; rebuke of Mayor La Ouardia of New York as being unworthy of hie office would sweep District Attorney Willsua ODwyer Intc city hall next Tuesday. In one of the bitterest eddrnajei of his career, the governor told a Democratic rally closing the party's campaign in Brooklyn last night that La Ouardia had medn "ihaimksi and scurrilous" accusation* and proved himself "unworthy of being mayor of the city of New York." liehmsn took particular exception to comments by La Ouardia on the ruling of the court of appeals last Monday that there would be no election thi* year to fill the term of the late Morris 8. Tremaine a* state comptroller. The governor's brother, Irving Lehman, it chief Judge of the court. The mayor, from the Bronx stronghold, of Democratic National Chairman Edward J. Flynn, told an American Labor .party rally he had never confronted "such dumb opposition" and referred again to Democratic state Chairman James A. Farley a* "Farley the flop." Governor Geern Homes Four Honorary Colonels URBANA. ILL.—<AP>—Governor Green appointed four prominent II- unoi&ans as colonels of his personal staff today. The brand new colonels, whose duties are entirely honorary, are: A. Austin Harding, director of military bands at the University of nii- nol»; Lester J. Norris of St. Charles, Republican state central committeeman for the third district. Charles Aaron. Chicago attorney, and fanner Congressman JasM* slmpson. Jr.. of eo*»«**fe 'WAiriJaf * ^Republican state ceotrat oaeamUUeinsn for the 10th district. AFl Barge Strike Threatens to Curb Steel Production Coal Shipments to Pittsburgh Area by Water Are Snarled (By The Associated Press> A further threat to production of vital defense metal hy the United States Steel corporation developed today with a riverboat MtriXe which AFL spokesmen said would halt the watcrbome movement of coal and coke to the Pittsburgh area. The AFL unionists struck at midnight to enforce demands for undU- closed wage increases. While only 50 boatmen-were Immediately involved, a coal-carrying barge hauls 1.000 tons of fuel compared with 50 tons carried by a railroad car. The plants affected would be those of the Carnegie-Illinois Steel company, subsidiary of big U. 8. Steel. The parent firm now is awaiting a national defense mediation board decision, expected next week, on the controversial question of a union ship in the captive (Steel company operatedi coal mines. The CIO United Mine Workers union demands that all 53.000 mine workers become, members of the union. Drvdoek Strike fettled While the coal situation remained unsettled, an agreement was reached between workers and employers at the Robins drydock, Brooklyn. N. Y.. where a strike has delayed work for nearly a week on British and American ship repairs. The agreement, the company said, raised the wage of laborers to 72 H cents hourly, and of helpers now earning below 74 cents to 74 cents. Helpers now getting between 74 and 7« cent* would receive 78 cents, and those now paid 78 cents an hour would continue on that scale. Work went ahead at the Bendlx. N. J., plant of Air Associates. Inc., under a guard of soldiers and under the supervision of Col. Roy M. Jones, army corps officer. The plant, with $5,000,000 In vital defense orders, has been through a series of difficulties. The dispute began when the CIO attempted to organize the plant three years ago. The union subsequently won a national labor relations board election. The most recent strike, called Sept. 30 when the union charged the management with unfair labor practices, was ended by executive action. President Roosevelt ordered the plant seised on the ground the firm had not carried out the «sfflatton board'* - tions that previous hired. Soviets Begin Leaving Rostov; Move Industries be re- U. S.-British Parleys Expected to Consider AEF Landing in Africa CAIRO, EGYPT the possibility of a (AP) — Even United State* expeditionary force landing in Africa may be examined in exhaustive surveys being undertaken by two American military misstaa in the Middle East One mission in Iraq and Iran, under Brigadier General Raymond A. Wheeler with headquarters at Basra, will be slanted primarily at the problem of getting aid to Soviet Russia through the Persian gulf route, it was disclosed. The other, headed by Brigadier General Rusael L. Maxwell, is scheduled to arrive here within two weeks, followed by hundreds of military and civilian technicians. Not only will it put Into effect the vast program here under the lease-lend act. but it will also supervise maintenance of American tanks and planes, construction projects and other allied phases of the program. - The"lia*lffio6a" thst'lhe mission's work win touch on surveys of landing pojf>M""«T In Africa does not mean any such plan has been de cided on. it wa ssaid, but merely that the war department want* a* much preparatory work accomplished es possible if such a should be made. Shoe Industry Ordered To Pay 40c Per Hour CHICAGO — (AP) — Approximately 34.000 shoe worker* in H11- noi*. Indiana and Wisconsin get increase* in pay when new order* issued under the fair labor standards act becomes effective on Monday. Thomas OlfaUey. regional wage and hour administrator, said The new minimum hourly rate for the shoe industry will be 40 cents. Oltalley said, giving the affected workers a S-cent boost. A 40-cent minimum also wiB go into effect for the wood furniture. Jewelry and gray Iron Jobbing industries. Lumber and timber products worker* will have a new 55-eent minimum. There were no figures available on how many worker* in this region would be affected in the other industries, althuogh O'MaUey said they mounted into the thousands. Appeals Dismissal SPRINGFIELD. ILL. — (AP) — The state civil service commission took under advisement today the appeal of Charles M. Cummins, Mt Veroon. from an order dismissing him from his post as state deputy factory representative. Conflicting testimony marked the hearing before a civil service Ttunmtstlnp trial board yesterday afternoon, when Oujnmhv •R^'iiii^'v^Bs'l'iS^ flleasi pe*- UticaJ activity in last November's election. i 'By The : Russia was irported to be executing another massive leap-frog withdrawal before the onslaught of Adolf Hitler'* Invasion armies today, evacuating most of trie civilian population and machinery from Rostov, on the Don river, as the Germans smashed deeper, into the upper Donets river industrial basin. A city of 520.000—about the size of New Orleans or Minneapolis— Rostov is the gateway to the vital Caucasus oil fteWs and the southern anchor of the 1,200-mile battlefront. London military observer* said Soviet Marshal Semeon Timoshen- ko'a Red armies were still offering fierce resistance at the approaches to Rostov—with the Omnans 10 miles away, at latest reports—but that there appeared to be little chance of saving the city. Russian engineers already have heavily mined the Don river port, preparing U> dynamite it mto ruins at the signal for retreat. A bulletin from Adolf Hitler's field headquarters said axis forces had crossed the upper Donetn river at several points—apparently in a wide flanking movement Intended to engulf Rostov—and the Berlin radio broadcast report* that the west bank of the river was now In axis hands. In the Crimean campaign, where the Germans are driving to.capture Russia's big Black sea naval base of Sevastopol, the nari high command said German and Rumanian troops were continuing their pursuit of Soviet forces. Soviet military dispatches ac- that the battle of the approac-bcs to tht Crimea had become increasingly critical, with the nazls continuing to widen the gap they cut through the defense line across the four-mUe-wide Perekop isthmus, which links the Crimea with the U. S. S. R. mainland A British announcement, however. saW the Rusisans were holding up the mud onslaught about 25 miles south of the Perekop Isthmus. The Russians also forecast a mighty new German offensive against Moscow, declaring that the nazta had brought up masses of reserves and were ready to attack coon. A London report said a huge-scale battle wa« raging 65 miles northwest of Moscow, with control of the town of^VdokoUmsk at stake. Front-line dispatches to Red Star, th« Soviet army newspaper, further conceded great new danger to the monitions-making center of Tula, 100 mQeft south of Moscow, where the Germans were reported to have bettered, their way into the (suburbs. Red Star said Russian troops were still retreating at Tula, under rearguard action. Freezing weather hardened the mud hi which German armored unit* had walloped for many days, permitting nazl pansers to swing Into action. Soviet Gen. Gregory K. Zhukov, central front commander, was reported rushing reinforcements to the Tula danger rone, and as street fighting raged In the suburbs, factory woikeis dropped their tools and w€nt out to bolster the defense lines. Artist Wins $500 For His Painting Of Junked Door Worked 10 Years on Big Portrait; Said to Refuse $50,000 for It By Haldare Hanson CHICAGO—(AP)—The court Jester of American art a painter who started drawing the American soldiers In wound* of France and now puts varicose veins on some of his subjects, has won a MOO rescued from a Junk yard. Ivan Albright worked 10 years on the picture of weather beaten wood which 1s attracting crowds at the American exhibition in the Chicago Art institute. He values the painting at more than $100,000 and Is said to have turned down $50.000. On his father's estate in suburban Warrenvllle where the 44-year-old painter lives, he is known as a wag in artist's clothing. Adam Albright, the father, was a great painter in his day. and used Ivan as a model for Tom Sawyer fishing scenes. •' Ivan's twin brother. Malvin. also is an artist When Ivan twitted him about placing second in alphabetical art catalogs, the brother took the name of "Zsistly." Now Albright and Zriasly open and close most art programs. Sketafced SaeB W< In the World War. Ivan wa* plucked from a Paris art school to draw shell wounds for the medical corps at a base hospital. He soon 1 turned to doughboy portraits. If the colonel asked him why. he said the captain ordered it If the captain passed by. Ivan said the colonel left Instructions. Thus he concocted his own assignments for two years, . :? In the 1W« Albright painted character portraits with great bodily detail, suggesting his hospital background. he started on the junk He set it on a tombst bpught a Methodist church near Chicago for his gallery and asked fabulous prices. In mi yard door, and tacked on its panel a wax funeral wreath which a Cheek undertaker was unable to seiL The came* and froave for the picture wen 1* feet high, so large he had to cut a host ID for the top and arrthirr in the for his feet when lie pateted the threshold. To give a dismal atmosphere, he blackened the studio wall*, using three dosen eggs as a paint binding to prevent light reflections. The painting, completed last summer, shows a woman's band reach- Ing for the door knob while the blue fumes of death oose from the keyhole, it took a year to paint the hand became the mode! could pose only on Sundays., Calls American Press Day-to-Day Textbook NORMAL, ILL.—(AP)—The discriminating reader goes hand in hand with the free press, central Illinois high school jKnirnellrts were told today by Or. Chris A. Deyoung, head of the miaou State Normal University's education department, to form a "powerful instrusaont of democracy.'' Deyoung told some 300 students participating In publication* day at IBWU that no these da* when we use rubber band* to represent territorial changer, the newspaper Is a constantly revised textbook.'' "sfedetty's great opinion forming agency vantt everyone to be a discriminating, reader." be *4ifH "Editors and teachers may use different method* and media, but their are the «aia»- to gife impartially, to instruct wifely, te .caution .occasionally, and to guide i cooUouously." ' Missouri Husker Keeps Title of Stote Champion .KIRKSVILLE. MO.—(AP)—Ted Kofer of Mecca county waded through rain and mud yesterday to win the Missouri state cornhuskmg championship for the third straight yea*. He averaged ».« bushels hi the 80 minutes of action. Second was Bdon HoweO of Cald- weti county r who husked 31.01 bushels. • Canadian Premier Arrives for Talks - >," Will Confer with Chief HYDE PARK. N. Y. — (AP) • Prime Minuter W. L. Mackenzie King of Canada, arriving here for two days of conference with President Roosevelt, said today that "it would not surprise me if an ptiasen of the situation concerning the two nations should come up In the course of the conversations." -We shall talk about everything, I expect," the Prime Minister asserted. Asked whether he expected to return to Canada with a complete understanding, King responded that there had been complete understanding for. a long time.* He talked briefly with reporters In a private railway car in which he came from Ottawa to nearby Pough- keepsle. Crown Princess Juliana of the Netherlands, a refugee in Ottawa, arrived in another private car with her two children and several attendants. The prime minister shied away from diM^^ng; specific Canadian- American defense problems. To Question, for IrfttfTTTf. whether the American navy had taken control of the strategic port of Halifax, he suggested that the inquiry be submitted to the navy. Reporters remarked that there was great interest in this country in Canada's price-fixing regulations and Kln» said he thought they represented the right step. They are being very well received," he said, -especially by housewives who saw prices of foodstuffs spiraling after the last war." Japanese Faptr Hints At Military Campaign To Obtain Oil Stocks TOKYO — (AP) — If Japan is no longer able to import oil by -ordinary means, 1 * an efiitorial in the newspaper Hichi Hiehl declared today, she will have to get it -by extraordinary means, even if it should prove dangerous." As the nation putted in more notches in its beat to meet new rises in wartime taxes, the newspaper argued that modern nations could not survive without oil and that Japan's insistence on getting it, therefore, was sserely a legitimate act of self-defense. Nichl Nichi noted tp*^*tf-"y thai Japans oil source* m the United States and the Netherlands Bast Indie* had been cut off and asserted the United states never would be able to force Japan to her kneed by ' "If the United States means to avoid warfare in the Pacific and na»iritglrf her ivprly of rubber, tin and so forth from Malaya and the But Indte. on which American industry depend*," the newspaper oted, -new i* the time for the United States to give seriou* con stteretton to Japan's determination" Collision Fatal to Two CHICAGO — (AP) — Two devastate husiiiei ssan were injured fa- in-m^aMtjiMBKk-tnwa- coltt- at Ms* «t a«4 s* r^u suburban Chicago aWgbts yesterday. O. S, Beraett,«, k*aiar ami furniture News Censorship Goes to Extremes In Present Conflict Much of What Is Cut Or Held Up Is Well Known to Other Side By Fred Vandertchmldt From the standpoint of « newspaperman, the big gap in the big story of this last month I* the Absence of readable and colorful details from the scene, or from eome- wher* near the scene, of the attacks on United States warships and merchantmen in the new Atlantic graveyard west of Iceland. As has been pointed out In news stories thU week, the multiple cen- sorships which bear upon dispatches from Iceland form the tightest kind of a news bottleneck. Outbound news must first go through the military censors of both British and American occupying forces and then to London, where, in the past, it has been tossed about between the British ministry of information and the United State* embassy before its release for transmission to the United States, in the case of dispatches on the arrival of U. 8. soldiers in Iceland, they were filed from Reykjavik by Drew Mlddleton of The Associated Press on September 17. but were not finally cleared to America until Oct. 1. The same processes operate on the cases of torpedoed destroyers and supply ships. 'No purpose will be accomplished here in telling what present and previous foreign correspondents think of ownership, and most of It would be unprintable, anyway. But some memories of the battle* of the scissor* In the first two year* of this war are worth re-teling. Ce*te*rahlst lacreastagty Brea4 Prom the start, the European governments, In general, have Insisted that they censor new* stories primarily to protect military secrecy and security. No American correspondent could quarrel with that basis. Military secret* are superbly guarded at the aource and no correspondent wanted to send new* which would jeapordlse the live* of fighting men. In practice, however, "military secrecy" and "security" have been stretched to cover both matter* of domestic and foreign policy, to hide blunders, to maak indecision and i No government ha* bad • monopoly on th««w practice*, although the •tU**h gar them I* to censor esttfons; copy director, piece by piece, in the cefcle office; the Oersaan method is to put the author on hi* own responsibility, which mean* he must answer for what he ha* written after It ha* been aent and published: the Dutch method, before Holland wa* Invaded, was to make the "unsatisfactory" story vanish without trace in transit. Thus, for "reason* of military secrecy." a painstaking British censor in 1839 snipped from the story of the sinking of the aircraft carrier Courageous all mention of the warship'* ffptdfiretttflTu. although they had been published all over ***** world in naval handbook* for years. Ns«Miy FMMI Neville Chamberlain's bouse of commons speech on the declaration of war was held up five hours, although everyon* knew be was making it, and even now the British censor refuses to permit correspondents to say that Winston Churchill to ynfirjny g house of Affmmoiv declaration until several hours have flapped. although he permit* the prime minister's word* to be cabled ahead of time if they are credited merely to an "authoritative source." When thi* "authoritative" aource start* talking about "that wicked man," or about "the broad, unlit plain," even a bush league spy could guess it was Churchill. In Germany, there obviously were other conHderaUon* hagjjfi those of security when authorities told foreign correspondents that they had better limit their coverage of R. A. F. air raid* to the offldal oiwununi- ques. which always say. with slight variation, that "weak forces of enemy aircraft were driven off." The Netherlands prese chief in the The Hague gave order* that any cable which so much a* mentioned "water line" defense* wa* to do • diBSppeartQ* act in tte eeaefal post- office, but when British at* Asset- lean correspondents oMssiataed that and other prohibition* did mrt to touch the vast corps of Oer- •san "oanrnpondenU" then in Holland, the press chief reptted hotly that -we have nodUfkultiet with That poor saan, I heard recently, is now in a Oersoaa concentration camp. Most censors are husaan chap* with niJahneiM which they awst tal- but with which they ao not afree; but they have Jebs which they want te HneJUKf. their Job as it did with the London < who had to atay on duty at a office while ssost of Kb? colleagues •ere herded to a cocktail party far the American press. With the party wen under way, this r ^*"t"r rt UM *til The ftisnrlsted Press bureau trow hi* tandy and. in a stage whisper, offered "Haven't you gat anything good you want to send along? TH pas* it if you do. Ill fix the Bsulstry for leaving me oifi of that party." dealer of West Frankfort, died Jest night of Injuries suffered in the collision of bis eutanohUt and a truck driven by Jeasph fianberta. *l. of Cfekaso Irtjhti. c. L. iirliepkaB. •1, mortkeiit and runuiwre dealer of •alesB, dted today of sajurts* fcrid to the'eneh. Tft* t*a were en rout* to Chicago to attend a meeUttf of furniture Pin on Dress Causes A Diplomatic Incident ANKARA. TURKEY — The ballroom of the Pals* hotel was jammed for thr annual reception of the Turkish Proplr-'s party, and diplomats of all nations — accompanied by their •wives—were crowded shoulder to shoulder. That is how a pin on the dress of Mm. Michael O"Donnel, wife of the British nnvsl attache, cnusht in the dress of Frau von Pnppn, wife of the German ambw^ador, locking them helplessly beck to beck. Aides of both embassies fluttered helplessly nnd the pair starrd icily in opposite directions until a Turkish protocol officer took charge. Once di&enRaged th? Indies marched off without a backward glance. Declares Churchill Plans to Shake Cabinet Personnel Up Liberal M. P. Names Halifax, Beaverbrook As Being Involved LONDON—(AP)—Cabinet changes involving Lord Beaverbrook. minister of supply, and Lord Halifax, ambassador to Washington and a member of the war cabinet are imminent, Edgar Louis GranvUle. a liberal national member of parliament, said today. "It is now generally accepted that cabinet changes are imminent They will be surprises. They will affect the minister of supply. Lord Halifax, and the foreign office. •"Churchill must be given a wln- the-war cabinet brook and Bevtn Men like Beaver(Ernest Bevin. the WASHINGTON — CAP)—Heavy loss, of life In the torpedo sinking of the U. 8. destroyer Reuben James was feared today even after the navy announced that 44 enlisted men had been rescued. That left some 76 members of the ship's company unaccounted for, since about 120 officers and men formed the normal complement of the vessel which was sunk Thursday night on convoy duty west of Iceland. Taking ax hopeful a view as wsa possible under the circumstances, naval authorities here speculated that some additional survivors might have been picked up by other elements of the convoy. If so. it might be several days before a complete check could be obtained of the entire personnel, because ships In combat cones use their wireless only for the most urgent communications. The Reuben James, built 21 years ago. was of far less advanced design than the O. 8. destroyer Kearny which made port successfully after surviving a torpedo hit, October 17 In the same general area of the north Atlantic. The Kearny. is clad with the latest armor and its hull is divided Into watertight compart^ ments, but even so II men were (tilled and 10 were wounded by the smashing underwater attack. Two motor whaleboats. at least six life rafts and ample life preservers were carried aboard the Reuben James, lending some hope to the anxious families of men known to have been aboard her. Sixty navy wires clustered around newspaper minister of labor) should be free of all departmental responsibility.'* Lord Beaverbrook is known to be suffering from asthma and it has been reported he might not fill out the remaining two months of a six- months period for which he undertook to serve. Lord Halifax has been a main target of the commons minority. War Cabhwt Assailed Parliamentary critics of the government, unappeased by assurances of all-out aid for Russia, heckled the war cabinet today in an effort to force a reply from Prime Minister Churchill. Laborite Emanuel Shlnwell declared that "there Is irrefutable evidence of lack of unity among government departments and ministers who are constantly 'passing the buck* from one department to another." iking at Warrington, in Lancashire, Shinwell asserted that full cooperation among Britain, the United States and Russia would In the end prove Invincible, but he said that Britain must "pun her full weight" in the combination. Lord Strabolgi, chief labor whip in the house of lords, asserted before the Fabian society in London that Britain was not sharing the sacrifices of the Russians "in the common struggle,'' and he raised a series of question* in pursuance of his stand ten days ago in the house of lords when he deplored Britain's Inability to create a diversion for the Rnarisnn in the west -Why are we not making a series offlces at Portland, additional tnforma- and telegraph Me., awaiting tlon. Becend Navy The latest official word was this; released by the navy last night: "The navy department has received a report that 44 members of the crew of the TJ. 8. 8. Reuben James have been rescued. The survivor* who have been accounted for are all eaUsted men. "The navy department has no further information at this time, but additional details will be released when received.", The navy made public the of the seven offlcew who were aboard the destroyer. Lieutenant Commander Heywood L. Edwards. 35. of Ban Babe, Texas,was in command. The others were Lieutenant Benjamin Ghetsler, 34. 1 "Lieutenants (Junior of raids the at different points along coastline In German occupation even if a large scale diversion is impracticable at present? he asked. "Why do we not attack in North Africa, where our troops are facing the enemy? "Why are troops and aircraft not being sent through the Caucasus to cheek the German drive in the Ukrainef Why have we not reinforced our soUUry air wing in north Russia?" Thirteen Greeks Hanged At Salonika by Nazis BERLIN — (AP) —' Thirteen Greeks have been executed by hanging at aWonika following the slay- tag of two jOeraan soldiers, author- ised Oennan* reported Friday. They said thfjr had not yet received any UK WEATKEI (By The Associated Press) Por Chfcagv and vicinity:. Cloudy, and windy, ^ft«f>«] Ught rain or drtede and rather chilly mis afternoon, partly cloudy and colder tonight; fair to Sunday partly ?AJt cloudy with slow ly rising temper ature. Outlook for Monday: Partly cloudy. UUnoii: Fair south, partly frost to cloudy to north, colder with kr has. south and tempera- tana » to » m north tonight; Sunday fair to partly cloudy with rising d'f l "ti t '«"g in west to northwest winds tonight. low: Fair to partly cloudy and rider with temperatures tt to 30 tonight; Sunday fair aud wanner. LOCAL 13 noon I p. m. • P- m. • p- a. 4 p. na. » p. m. • p. ML TB.SB. 'In? ^iWVh^t. i •• nm tATITBES 45 13 midnight 40 M> P. a*. Up. a*. «6 40 4g 47 4a so *3 1 2 1 4 ft • 7 i 9 10 11 m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. W. 43 43 41 42 44 45 43 40 40 Heavy Toll Feared In James Sinking After Rescue of 44 Some 76 Seamen on Torpedoed Destroyer Still Unaccounted For Md. Dewey O. Jo 31, grade* 0 Cajon, Calif.; John J. Daub, Baltsburg. Pa, and James M. Belden. 30, Syracuse. N. Y.; and Ensigns Craig Spowers. 34. East Orange. N. J.. aud Howard V. Wade, 33, Glen Ridge, N. J. The Reuben James was the first United States warship to be sunk in the battle of the Atlantic. In fact, only one TJ. 8. combat vessel, the destroyer Jacob Jones, was sunk by torpedo during the World war, although a destroyer and a submarine went down after collisions, and the cruiser San Diego sank after striking a mine. The navy's laconic announcement of the attack on the Reuben James did not say whether the torpedo was launched by a submarine, plane or surface raider, but the general assumption was that the hit was scored by an undersea boat. BKBUN TWITS PRESIDENT BERLIN — (AP) — Authorised German sources, commenting on President Roosevelt's attitude toward the sinking of the destroyer Reuben James, said today that the President was "suffering from an upset polltU cal stomach." "It is noteworthy how cautious he has become." they said. "Apparently he has the feeling that he bit off more in recent days than he could digest" (The President told a press conference yesterday that the sinking would not change the United State* policy and, hi reply to a question, said he saw no possibility that diplomatic relations with Germany would' be broken over this or other recent attacks.) There was no confirmation of the Reuben James atnUng here, hut one source commented: * "When a man walks on a railroad track during the night he must not be surprised if an espress train, hit* him." •HTLBB AT WA* WIH U. ft. — AF>—Lord Beaverbrook's Evening Standard declared editorially today that the tornedo- slnklnf of the U. «. destroyer Reuben James west of Iceland Thursday night was a declaration-of war by Adolf Hitter. "America has not yet declared war." said the newspaper owned by the British minister of supply. "Hit"Tha president and his people have, long since taken their stand on the principle of freedom of the sea*. From that position they will not be budged. It is the bedrock of American rtffrnsr. a"fi Hitler has now challenged the freedom of the seas as surely as he ha* Invaded Russia.- Thrf* Pranksters Shot SPRINGFIELD. ILL. (AP) — Marion Hatffeld, 17. one of a group of Hallowe'en eeUbnttors at Buffalo, WM wounded last night by a shotgun blast fired from a house at which they were making noises fat the. rear yard. His compenkmi. Frank- StenfK* aud Junior Budd, al&o were struck by the charge. Hatfield was taken to a aprtnjfM-kj hospital.

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