Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on November 3, 1941 · Page 1
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Sterling, Illinois
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Monday, November 3, 1941
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lOCAl Ff»lCA3T (By Tlw T « A twt* MflHUJpfiv ssHJHilSBSllPI™ isflBBSmt w(Bte**BHRftfrtWP* ^sBw* <iC^R^ ^9 ^^BSjwipIP^ wfliHrewf^^^ *sBMB» <wHHp*» *^HSfe* ^(flBP^iiiipplW <sS^Kw "^^Wftosff^^ <sBH& 4e«iMHfc^^^SP^^*^We flimv^s^gj^p^^ ^ro?^*» r^?s*sjpp <*H^^HS^^^¥ Outstanding Community Doily for Whifeside ond Adjoining Counties FAilS Offlef*! IW* C. i. Bwre*« ewwss— jrfs snflw* nqtrnn 80,359 •— trading territory estfcm*t««l OTCT 59,000 EIGHTY-SEVENTH YEAR—No. 106 Full L*<wd Wire Ar-sociaUxl Press STERLING, ILLINOIS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1941 of tb* Audit Bureau of Clrajjfttions PRICE FIVE CENTS Five To One The city is in no way- to blame ' for the greatly congested streets. The fact is when -are stop to consider the proposition, up one side and tkwrv tvr.r -•>-'•": we will discover that one great cause of the crowded conditions of the 'streets is the (act that business men. clerks, physicians, lawyers, dentists, bank people, newspaper people, drive to their work in the business district in an automobile that carries just one, yet is ) large enough to carry five people. That means that most of the automobiles that are parked on the streets take up the space that could accommodate five people, and yet only does accom- ' modate one person. It is a five to one proposition. There can be no really successful change until there is a change in the form of transportation. Some day, some man with a broad vision will make a little car that will take care of one person. It will not be a ramshackle, tin machine. It will [ be a real car. It will cost probably as much or nearly so as the average low priced car—hall as much at least. But it will take man down to his work, quietly, quickly, and he can park in a email space. He can have his store fixed so that he can run into an alley and with a pulley pull the ^machine up into second stories, i which are becoming less and less used. That would clear up much of pur parking trouble. The Ingenuity of the American people is such that when faced with a specifically crowded condition, , there will be no doubt that some Ingenious inventor will get out a car that will cut down the overcrowded parking spaces to a very great extent. Already without any intention of bringing about better conditions, Inventors have produced several kinds of small "scooters 1 requiring but little space, on which a single person can get around through a city very rap~ LMly and economically. When these small "scooters- are developed into transportation for a clerk or. a business man, or anyone of a hundred different callings in the city, a big step will be taken toward making more parking space and supplying the one passenger, needing and using a car. with cheaper and more satisfactory transportation. Corn Hmkiitf Contests In a big way, the state com husking championship contest at La Salle Friday was almost rained out. However, the sponsors ' felt well pleased with the result They had expected at least 100,000 people present, but there were only a few thousand on account .of the continuous heavy rain Today the national contest will be held, and preparations were made for 250,000 spectators. The ground will be drier, the day will be fair, but the one thing that will interest many people Is the tact that preparations have been made for 250,000 spectators. How 250,000 spectators can the contest is more than anyone can guess. But the public enjoys a holiday, and to the farming community these contests are great events. They furnish much * pleasure to* the visitor under fair weather conditions, and they enable the manufacturer of farm machinery to present a great display of fine mechanisms- for farm convenience, and to put on many entertainments whieh the people will enjoy. This is a big country—Illinois is a big corn state, and the corn husking con test is a big event for the farmers generally. In fact, the American people •re doing things in a bigger and bigger way ail the while. They are building bigger T* bigger army bombers, bigger abips, bigger guns; in fact, big sjer everything that shows that the country believes in doing things in a bluer and way. Guard Pieced or Home Of John Roosevelt U» ANGKLJDB—(A?>—The service he* placed a guard at the Oorenado borne of UM President's ymingett SOD. John Boaseveit. Young Roosevelt, an —"•'gr. it e«i sunlit to the naval air elation near Ooronado, where hlsTwife and 16- xtgnths-oid SOD live. Arthur N, drub*, head of the Los Angels* secret service bureau, oan- .iJTjied a report thai two OMB, under ;tg* infieunce el Uauor. had been ar- K Will* attempting W flat* g^imog y •f wes a routine tasfc and that there Nine Fliers Escap Death in Crackup Of Army Bomber Pilot Is Thought Safe; Three.Other Warcraft Wrecked in California GEORGETOWN. CALIF. — (AP) As fragments of an army bomber were found scattered over R fifty- acre area. It appeared today that all nine men aboard had cheated death while U>e plane fell to pieces in midair yesterday. The discovery of a parachute draped over a fence led to the belief that the only man unaccounted for had reached earth safely. He was Lteut. M. H. Walker, the pilot. Ground parties were searching for him. The other eight airmen parachuted safely as the big bomber disintegrated in the air in a raging snowstorm over the Sierra Nevada wilderness. Two of the men. Corp. Sterling Isotn. Hurricane. Utah, and Pvt. Aldon H. Stookey, Corning, Calif., were found last night. They had landed on a ranch near Tells peak, 20 miles east. The sis. rescued today, had landed about 15 miles farther east. Ah- Feeket Cam* Craah Itom said the crew of the plane was virtually catapulted into the air after the plane struck an air pocket. "About noon we hit a terrific down draft," he said. "We were flying at 12.000 at the time. The tail fell off. I felt myself lifted, and a second later I was crashing through tbe glass of the gunner's turret and flying blindly Into space. I pulled the rip cord." Stookey was -whipped through a bole in tbe fuselage. Corporal Isom said Lieutenant Walker attempted to turn back to Reno when the bomber, flying at 300 miles an hour struck a blissard. However, be said, the pilot was unable to gain altitude because Ice had formed on the plane. The place where the bomber broke up is about 10 miles west of the southern end of Lake Tahce. There are no roads into that area. Three other army planes crashed in the state Sunday, killing two pilots and injuring another. At SanrAnsekno, north of Ban Francisco, Lleats. R. JE. Speckman and Thomas Leroy Truax rode to death «gT«»«H Bald hill in their fast F-49 pursuit ships last night Tbe only 99 fwt apart, caught fire and were demolished. Lieut. Walter D. Radovich. flying another P-40 in the same squ of 13. parachuted to earth Santa Venlda, sat miles away, and broke a leg in landing. Search was also being made for four other missing army fliers. Ueuts. A. B. Dannen and R. D. skjCuDDttckcr wcwt mirppoB Ctso oti & trip in an army training plane from March Pleld In southern California to Moffett Pleld. near San Jose. Lieut Robert Agnew. likewise flying a trainer, disappeared on a scheduled 30-minute hop from Stockton to Moffett Pleld. THE WEATHER (By The Associated Press) For Chicago and vicinity: Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday, m,tle change In tern*, pemture. Some cloudiness afternoon high this through Tuesday. but considerable ternoon Tuesday, though dan al- and at times. Outlook for Wednesday Showers and CLOUDY Illinois: Partly cloudy, light showers In extreme south tonight; Tuesday partly cloudy, l|ght showers •ur Ohio river, no decided change to temperature. Iowa: Pair to partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday, slightly cooler in southeast tonight. LOCAL IS noon p. m. p. m. p, SB. p. m. p. m. p. m. p. m. p. m. 14p.m. H p. m. British Explain 'Attack' On French Somaliland IX3NDON — <AP> — A rtrrnt Vichy irovermnent announcement that British and Frr^ Frrnch troops had ir.vaciPd French Somal- iland was explained here today as the result of R ruse by which a small Rrcnip of French troops succeeded in desert ing to join the Free French forces. An authoritative source said « native jaerceant and his troopers in a French 01 it post found themselves thwarted in their desire to escape by a rorqual who did not w&nt to iea\e. The sergeant gave him a not* w headquarters saying the note was being attacked, this source went on. and when the corporal left the rest of the Rar- rlson murr.hed across the border and joined the Free French. Eight Known Dead in Oklahoma Floods Conservation Aid To Com Fanners Cut Cent a Bushel Benefits Reduced on All Principal Crops Except Wheat in '42 WASHINGTON — (AP)—Farmers will receive lower benefit payment rates under the agriculture department's 1942 (500,000.000 soil conservation program for all major crops except wheat and a minor type of tobacco. The wheat rate is 105 cents a bushel compared with eight cents this year. The rate for Virginia sun-curad tobacco was increased from 0.8 to 03 cents a pound. Other rates announced today compared with those in effect this year included (the old rate is given lest): Corn (for the commercial area) I and 9 cents a bushel; cotton 1JS and L37 cents a bushel; rice 3 and 5J5 cents per ItO pounds; peanut* 11.45 and $3.25 a ton: flue-cured and burley tobacco O.T and OJ cents a pound: fire-cured tobacco 1.4 and 13 cents % pound; dark air-cured tobacco OJ and 1 cents a pound; and potatoes 2 and 2 J cents a bushel. These rates will be paid to fann- ers who plant within department acreage allotments and who carry out aoU-building and soll-cuuesn Ing practices. The amount a farmer would receive for any crop would be determined by multiplying the mal production ef his Mtment by the 100-acte allotment artTar yUwTW 10 bushels per acre would xecdie 1JOOO times 10.5 cents of $105. The soil conservation-payments would be in addition to any parity payments that might be offered. Such payments are designed to make up tbe difference between what farmers now 'receive for their prod- nets and tbe purchasing power those products had in the base period UOB-1014. Parity payments are au- thorised when the market price averages below the parity price goal for the crop. The parity payment nates in effect this year were 10 cents for wheat 5 cents for corn. IJt cents for cotton, 20 cents for rice, 0 J cents for flue-cured tobacco, OJ cents for fire-cured tobacco, and 0.7 cents for dgar filler and binder tobacco. Although most of the conservation rates are smaller for IMS. the department explained that tbe total amount of money alloted for each crop was about the same as this year. The wheat rate was increased because the acreage allotments were reduced about 12 per cent due to a record surplus. to opposing the regular Dei enaataatton's coalition slate c „ jweed largely of sttting Indies. with a* -Tt* tatfpatgn ienerat& unn Illinois Trio Drowns On Duck Hunting Trip PBORIA, ILL.—(AP)-Search was renewed today for the Third member of an Ill-fated duck hunting party following discovery of .two bodies yesterday in the Illinois river near here. Hunters found the bodies of Kd- ward Katsberg. 44. of Chicago, and Ifn. Thomas Kellburn of Argo. HI. The third meaibrr was Thomas Wellburn ± alao of Arjo. The trio set out from Rome, HI. Millikin U. Aidt Pits DBCATUR. ILL.—(AP)—Calvert W. Dyer, M. a member of the James iriniirin university administrative staff since the opening of rlaisse in 1903. died yesterday. He had been in failing health for several years. Illegal Slot Machines in Subject to $50 Federal Tax ILL. — It was anybody's guess today how many slot — 3,000 machines up to last weekend , g(t operating In the state law says they are illegal—but it was certain Use federal treasury will net a hand- sum from the special defense tax of tSflt a year ttv each w** 1 *"^ Actual collection figurtjk«tUI are by ted- here and in Chicago nut «f slot enl shout tajggi the machines in the state. If tteee eeti ace borne out by the tax re ceinu,, it would tU97M99 in government revenue frasn this source for tbe remainder of the OecaJ year ending nest June In the M counties «f the Chicago Interns! revenue district alone, in- found in « recent sur» vey. in the sgtinglmM revenue dto- pfcf. which tin-lades tbe other VI c««otis» to tbe state, the new feden| lav hjMt actually keen nald on and officials expected more to be heard from. Midnight Oct. 31 was the rtfadline for making tax returns. The new federal revenue act plac- mj * t * < "f operatflcs m o ed the position of not only having to pay a federal tax for the ibst time, but of subjecting themselves, to state prosecution inspnvrh as the government records on slot marnfftf taxpayers will be open for inspection of state law enforcement officer* The record will be public, it explained by revenue officials, because this practice is followed in the case of all special federal taxes. Revenue offices in this state also an «irttirtift a special tax of |7.seX far the remainder of this flecal year, on hundreds of whkn akewtse haVc beto held Attorney General George r. rett to a* gtT" Mt "g devices and, theivfoM illegal under Illinois lew. Tbe same levy applies to bowling and UUmrd Scene on the outskirts of Oklahoma City, with water flowing in the street following heavy rains that sent rivers and streams out of their banks. Eight persons are known dead, and thousands homeless in the state. Eighteen Counties To Hold Elections In Illinois Tuesday Chicago and Cook Co. Judicial Race Draws Main Political Interest CHICAGO — (AP) The last regular elections of the year in mi- nois will be held tomorrow in 11 counties of tbe state, with political interest focusing on the Chicago and Cook county voting for judge* of the superior and municipal courts. Seventeen downstate counties. those having the commission form of government, each will elect one In the Chicago judicial race, an all-Republican ticket actively supported by Qov. Dwight H. Green •atic Interest because it was mmrthhig of a rarity. In most recent yean Judges have been elected without contest under a bipartisan coalition system, with the controning-Demo- cratic organization picking the bulk of tbe candidates. ', Gram Leads Fight M Machine Governor Green, at whoee suggestion the G. O. P. organiration decided to make a fight of it this year, asserted the issue was whether the people of Cook county "shall name their Judiciary or whether it will be named by the Kelly-Nash machine." State Senator Harold G. Ward, one of the Democratic candidates for the superior court, responded that the governor was "trying to dictate to the people whom they should elect." On the Democratic superior court ticket besides Senator Ward are 20 incumbent Judges, 13 Democrat* and seven Republicans. One sitting Judge is on the O. O. P. ticket, tad- gar A. Jonas, appointed by Governor Green to fill a vacancy. To be elected are 21 superior court and two municipal court Judges. TCMtt Vetee Fwecatt Unofficial estimates were that 700,000 -votes may be cast. In the downstate elections, most Of the counties involved will elect Justices of the peace and constables to addition to commissioners. Chief interest to the oonuniisioner contests rested to where party control of seven counties the thne- wiU be de- -tatt llenard. wmtsmi Morgan, art and sac, Monroe, to have? Johnson,' Pope, Pulaski, Randolph. Union and Wabaeh. . In Mtitec county, a special election alw will be held on the question of issuing 937.000 'In bonds to complete construction of a courthouse at Metropolis. In a previous election the bond issue failed to carry. candidates in Hardin and Union counties apparently were assured of election without opposition. Milton Lewis, Republican, is unopposed for the ocretic In Hardin now held by Dem- Cbarles Austin in Union county James F. Brown, Democratic Incumbent, is " Frtnck Children Slated To GerRed Cross Ajd WASHINGTON — (AP) — State department officials said today that Britain bad given permission' for a United States Red Cross yfrfy to carry a cargo of relief supplies to the id[France late this month, negotiations still a<v> la progress, however, tar Oenaaa aai Italian The mainly milk tag, pwefaamtf vttfc Be* Cree* aad to e* distributed uoder Cram Board Readies Report On Rail Wage Dispute CHICAGO — (AP)— Chairman Wayne Lyman Morse announced today that President Roosevelt's tact-finding board expected to complete its report tomoiruw on its investigation of a wage dis- bute between the nation's major railroads and 1,340.000 organised employes. He said the five-man board would go to Washington late tomorrow and sometime on Wednesday. at the convenience of President Roosevelt, would hand him the report Announcement and publication of its contents would be subject to the President's decision. This report and any recommendations it might contain would , carry no weight in law, the theory being that public opinion would be sufficient to force an acceptance of it by the disputing parties. Under the railway labor act there shall be no change in the status of the dispute for SO days after the president receives the report. Last summer 14. non-operating brotherhood with 900,000 members demanded an increase of M to M cents an hour, the current aver. age wemg 47.4 cents, Plve operat~ with 9*\9g« flat- 9» per cent their lowest pay rets day. Two Youtfis Trapped 70 Hours in Boxcar Without Food, Water CENTRALIA. ILL. — (AP) —Two 13-year-oJd youths hungry and one were "mighty- of them was mighty" sick -when freed here yesterday after being trapped approximately 70 hours without food and water in a railroad boxcar. But today the youths, Ray Smith and Charles Jones of Hermitage, Tenn.. were recovering from their experience and looking forward to their first meal since last Thursday. Their adventure started when they were dismissed from school at Hermitage Thursday afternoon. Ray, who had been living at the home of Mrs. B. L. Hurt, wanted to his mother who lived at Jackson. Tenn. Charles wanted to go along. So they took an air gun and fishing tackle —to provide food—a frying pan. a quart jar of salt and a change of clothing. Then they climbed into a box car on a train which they hoped would take them to Jackson. It didnt. The door slammed shut when the train lurched. They were trapped. At each stop they on the sides of the car and yelled till they were hoarse in a vain ntlimpl to at- They kept nights by the tract att of days and which could the boxcar dear. Thursday night. Prktey night, unsay night passed. They bad f<Kjgc>ten the thin'" they had taken along and during the first few hours they spent in the car. They could hardly walk when their -feeble cries were heard by a C. B. and Q. car inspector here Sunday morning. Railroad rnuitoyei catted the police who took .the youths to the hospital. There, after liquid nourishment, Ray related their experience In a southern drawl. punrtuaUnl with "airs." -Charley got mighty skk at the stomach." he said. Police were notified that Charley* father, Pwd Jones, was sending money for the retain of his eon to ge. Both boys probably will Atm. be able to leave the hospital late today. Highway Accident Fatal To Aledo City Attorney IfOLCME, ILL.— (AP)— Vtogil Du- vmU. 47. Aledo ctty attorney and nromsoent In Utmost dr- cks, who was injured early Saturday m aut8BBflfc41i collision near Miiao, died in a hnspttsl here this smiming Mr. and Mr*. DmaU were return- after attend** tfas fan and eoontmate fceem* af which he c«aisnander-sa-cjhlef. whea the accident occtirfsd. Mrs. Duvall and three other* wire SB U» rrmh, Committee Sends Price Control Bill To Lower House Chamber Not Likely To Take Up Measure Before Next Week WASHINGTON — (AP) — After almost three months of preparation in committee, a price control bill for commodities and defense area rents took a preferred place on the house calendar today and found the outlook stormy. Administration sources especially took exception to the hanking committee's decision in favor of permit- tint farm prices to go considerably higher before the Imposition of any ceilings. It was reported that White House hacking would be sought for a campaign to overturn the committee action. Indications wen ttoai tbe controversial measure would not reach the until next week. hear 1 Batuiitsi night, (D-Ala) pfeted its work and Chairman said- the vote to send the bul to the floor was 18 to 5. ef HI The legislation would authorise a price administrator to fix ceilings on the price of any commodity he found to be disproportionately high, using; Oct. 1 as a base. He would likewise be empowered to control housing rents in defense areas, using April 1. lt«0. as a base. Wages would be specifically exempt from control. Several days before its final action, the committee accepted the stipulation that on farm products no celling could be set which was either less then 110 per cent of parity, or the levels prevailing th Btically less on Oct. 1. (Parity pri give the farmer the same purchasing-power return for bis crops that he received In the base period 19001914.) However, at the last minute and by a vote .of 12 to 11, the members adopted an amendment by Rep. Brown (D-Oa.) to add a third re- strktion on farm cetttngs—that they must not be lower than the average prices from 1919 to 1939. Government farm of the umlttee Immediately said that would open the way for an increase la food prices up to SO per cent Bui Brown took sharp tame with such — *«-->-*T- say U* that ---------- '•"" ...... "'* -ate agricultural prices our ceilbMa would Staiff Succumbs ALBION. ILL. — (AP) — ttprttf Lee U. S. Threatens Break With Finn Government WASHINGTON — 'AP(—The United States hn.s warned Finland that she must discontinue promptly hef ofTcnslve military operations against Soviet Russia if she desires to maintain the friendship of the United States. Secretary of State Hull disclosed this move hy the United States in reply to press conference questions as to whether there was any ba.^is for report-s from London that Britain was hesitating to declare ivar swraitist Finland mainly because, of objections raised by the UniUKl States. Hull said this Rovernment had frequently called the attention of the Finnish government to American anxiety over the course Finland was pursuing. Nazis a Bit Vague With Charges U.S. Attacked Germany 'Forget' Subs Were In What Uncle Sam Calls His Preserves By Pn?d Vanderschmldt Adolf Hitler, in contributing to the historical record of the battle of the Atlantic with his "We were attacked" document on the Orecr- Kearny cases, becomes guilty of an historical omission. A student years hence, reading only this German pronouncement, would wonder Immediately where the engagements occurred. The only clues would be the statements that the Oreer pursued a German U- boat "in close military cooperation with British naval forces" and that the Kearny, "sailing as protector to one convoy," went to the help of another which was fighting German naval forces "in another part of the Atlantic ocean." This vagueness is not accidental. It is done deliberately to ignore that both incidents took place while the destroyers were on duty between the United States and Iceland, which the United States government has occupied with military forces because it considers that Iceland is an Atlantic outpost vital to the defense of the continental United States. NaeJs Wane* Lev* Age Germany tog has been on plain notice that these waters lying between the United States and Iceland are considered by the American administration as vital to the defense of the United States Itself, and President Roosevelt said on September 11: " "Let this warning be clear. From now on. if German or Italian vessels of war enter the waters, the protection of which is necessary for American defense, they do so at their own risk." Germany sought to lay a legal basis for the use of U-boats west and south of Iceland last March 29. by a decree in which it Included Ice* land and the waters westward to Greenland territorial limits as part of the German "operations sane about England." The reason given was that "blockade runners have been attempting to use this island (Iceland) as a base." Subsequently, Germany communi- ques have told of U-boat attacks on convoys and destroyers "entering the blockade sane." It .is curious that the Hitler headquarters announcement does not even go that far. One implication of the nmlutnn is that Hitler now does not recognise his own limits on the "German operations aone." The location also was left out because the principal purpose of the Hitler headquarter* proclamation, as underlined by the official German, comment which accompanied its retease, is to try to •hew that "Roosevelt Ued" and to make amertrans believe the U. S. oavy is being rntmend. Around the curve of the world the Japanese also were provided with an . thet^Germauy has been "at- to laU in UM future— the tri-power pact by which Japan to ptodejed to go to the (Continued on pace three) Little Hops lUd for Other 76 On Torpedoed Reuben James WASHINGTON — (AP) — Hops ebbed slowly for the unreported craw members of the U. 8.8. Reuben tentially the greatest number lost by a regular navy ship through belligerent action since the battleship Maine was mswn up in, 18ML Throughout the long from, the naval nene center here was; "He news ... sto news," and offlceni patiently explained that any further ly to wives country relieve the anxiety of navy ifenagnout the receipt of a report list- Ing the 44 crew members known to have keen, saved when the destroyer was sunk Thursday night, the navy stood on it* refusal to make pumuc W*t names of **»* tnllrttit men on aoaid or the total CJKW strengtn. inasmuch as Wvt chin's would bsm. ef Jf ay have at 1€. keen lest, it would be the heavis*} ca«tatty II* an a trtpt action since 390 died when the Maine went down In Havana harbor. Since 19M the navy has lost only five regular fighting ships through hostile action or war operations. The destroyer Jacob Jones, torpedoed In 1917. had the heaviest loss of life-* M men. Another destroyer, the Chaunoey, had 33 killed in a World war collision. A r^Uri"fr also sent the submarine F-t to the bottom in 1917 with a low of 19 men. Tbe fourth World war lost was the cruiser flan Diego which was sunk by a mine off Hi* island, with {he low of five men. The only lose since then was the gunboat Panay, bombed and machine-gunned by Japanese planes in China In 1937, when two wen silled. When la*t night passed without pfii reports on the casualties of the Reuben James, hopes began to decline. It was recalled that the U. a. a; Ktamy, badly damaged by a torpedo attack on Oct. 17. was able to supplement her initial report of the act**) by jwnsmitUat e Uet of ratusUtes by short wave 41 houz* liter, whereas more than 72 bout* Reds Put to Flight n Crimea, Claims German Command Stalin Asks Britain to Declare War on 3 of Russia's Active Foes (By The Associated Press) Germany proclaimed triumphantly today that the Russian army of the Crimea, split by the scourge of lightning assault by land and air. was trying to flee the peninsula through the Black sea ports of Sevastopol and Kerch in a double Dunkerque. The Hitler command pictured the Russian retreat there as a near rout, declaring that German forces had captured 53,175 prisoners, 230 tanks, 218 cannon, several armored trains and vast quantities of other war material. Far from the Crimean front, in the Donets basin to the north, the Important industrial center of Kursk, op, the railway running north from Kharkov through Orel and Tula to Moscow, had been captured. Kursk is 125 miles north of Kharkov. Although the Russians readily admitted that the siege of Moscow was becoming most grave, red army dispatches reported recapture of tha northern section of Kalinin, 95 miles from the capital on ita northern flank. They said that thousands of Germans were burled under the flaming debris of houses blasted by the defenders. The Crimean fighting was a test for all arms of Russia's forces — land, sea and air. German occupation of the Crimea would include the red fleet's great naval base at Sevastopol as well as strategic air fields and give the Germans new jumping off places for attacks on the red fleet is not actually a new approach to the oil-rich Caucasus. Remia Asks War Declaration With Russian dominance of the Black sea thus sorely threatened, an authoritative source in London said Russia bad suggested to Britain that she might "with advantage" declare war on Hungary, Rumania and Finland. The British said their government bad not yet reached a decision on the suggestion and added that f *naturally tbe United States is being kept informed on the subject" Russia was understood to Desire such a declaration on the ground that it would give the Soviet Union a greater feeling of conradwhip with Britain. The unofficial British view is that the** countries have been declared enemy-occupied territory and thus liable to blockade, and that there is little more which could be done. . Finland's role in the war against Russia was newly emphasized by British press reports from Stockholm which said that German and Finnish troops were only 14 miles from Murmansk. Russian Arctic seaport The Murmansk-Leningrad railway has .been the object of Finnish-German land aid air attack almost since the Fins Joined hands with the Germans in -the Invasion of June 20. How British action could bear on Finnish and Rumanian war efforts against Russia is not clear. However, to date. Britain in her economic warfare has taken steps short of the actual attack which a state of war would call for. Hungary's action against Russia has not approached the scale of Germany's Finnish f*v1 Rumanian allies, although Hungarian troops actually are in the field against the Russians. Bed Ftoet Active at Haas* A Reuters dispatch to London from Stockholm said a rumble of heavy gunfire In the Baltic had led to the belief that the red fleet in that sea was trying to shoot Its way out to the west from Hango, a peninsula fortress-base OB the south coast of Finland which has been under stage since UM first days of the conflict. From today's German announcements, one could draw a plctura of tbs Russian situation In ths Crimea strikingly similar tooths bloody with- whfch drawals by sta ahead of other sweeps of synch air power, which is«d German land and UM most dramatic of — the British withdrawal Manden and Actojs through Duaksrque, on UM KbgUsh channel in 1MO Before the fall of France. The British called Dunkerque a triumph of retreat and it remained to be seen •whether the Russians, benefttted by controling sea power as the British, could duplicate the British feat, assuming that tha Crimean line could not be held. Long-range nssi bombers struck at shipping in the Sues canal again last night while nearer home other aircraft attacked convoys off the British coast, sinking one 4,000-ton Tnstrl and «frn"«g <n g six others ao severely they probably never made port, the German, high ' said today. Three lob Coal f irm And Carry Off Clerk JOLUtr. ILL. — (AP) — Police today searched for three gunmen who invaded the office of the Wilmington Coal Mining corporation at nearby Braidwood yesterday and after stealing $300, kidnaped Robert Watson, n, the night clerk, while two company truck drivers • skpt undisturbed in the office. Now Accredited School D9CATUR, ILL. — ( AP) — Jam** university of Decstw an- had *m> tftraug* teUsyMrett Iran without further Beutea James. nounced it had been placed on the approved list of accredited school* word! by tbe Msociatton ol Aw«rt6ao Uni- IvivaiUea,

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