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tOCAL FORECAST (By t*sWtl1|Tlt. ftTftfl !^ff?Q7W*f£f SIT \ Ht«e ch»nire ifli t«w!*fr»twr«. STERLING DAILY GAZETTE Outstanding Commafiify Doily for Whitesid* ond Adjoining Counties fAUS OfflrfmiltME>. §. EIGHTY-SEVENTH YEAR—No. 107 WirR Assxlatwi Press STERLING, ILLINOIS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1941 Member of the Audit of Cfrealstkms PRICE FIVE CENTS •Nazis Not Willing To Allow Finland •To Cease Fighting But U. S. and Britain May Get Tiny Notion To Check Offensive By Frrd Vamter^chmidt Finland, yanked unhappily into two wars In a year and a half. 1? caught so tight in the vise o! the present one that she has slmosf Bo chance of getting out. Indeed •he may never ? rt out nlivr Russia, whom Finland again Is —lighting, this tirrtp ns n German ally, wants Britain to declare war on the Finns because Russia is Britain's ally against Germany. The United States, which last summer told Finland that Russia was will- Ing to cede territory' to get the Finns )but of the fight, now has informet Helsinki that the Finns will forfeit American friendship if they fccep on fighting Russia. Britain does not want to declare war on Finland because Finland is an old friend nerlca's friendship for Finland has -,~en even closer, for the Finns warmed American hearts by paying their debt*. By a hard fight in Karelia, not directly supported by the Germans Jthe Finns have practically paid back Jgiusala on a territorial score for the war of 1939-40. Now. however, the Finns say they Intend to advance to a secret line, presumably somewhere between Lake Ladoga and Lake Onega, for security purposes. That, however, is only-part of the Finn* Under Naai Threat The rest is that the Germans do not intend to let the Finns quit and they have, from the start o: Jthe war, taken measures to prevenl from quitting. Most important of these is the presence of a German army In Arc tic Finland. These German fight era came across Norway from the former battle zone-at Narvik, and Mhey have been steadily supplied Apparently In conjunction with some Finnish forces the German Arctic army has advanced very slowly toward Murmansk, the loe-free port of Russia on the Kola inlet of the ..Barents sea. At last reports the . attackers were about 14 miles from Murmansk This top of Europe is very Important right now. Ships carrying western supplies, bound for Russia, «».making a wide circuit of the cape "of Norway, passing jnsk, and putting in at Arch._. some 400 miles southeast of . Murmansk, across the Kola peninsula and th* White sea. Murmansk would be a better sup. pry port, ordinarily, than Archangel kor the Atlantic drift keeps its wafers comparatively warm, but it is too close to the fighting and besides, the Finns have cut the railway leading south. British Net la Fighting Position _ It is not conceivable that the Germans, with an army on the ground will let Finland do anything which would make it easier for Britain ~«nd r America to supply Russia through the Arctic. On the contrary, it Is quite likely that Hitler's " in caUs for Finnish help in push- _j all the way to Archangel. There I* also no case on record in which Hitler's armies ever withdrew, voluntarily, from territory which they had occupied. The only way to get .the Germans out of the Finnish •Arctic is to push them out. and Britain is in no position to conduct an offensive land operation in that froasn country this winter. Bacretary Bull has displayed a ^sympathetic understanding of Find's practical difficulties in quit- "tmg the war. Britain, too. 1* reluctant to force the stage of actual belligerency with the Finns, especially since the military value of such belligerency would be, at present, 1. Both Britain and the United ...jttea, however, are pledged to Ruasla and are being pressed by JUiaila to do *n*n*ihing about Pin land. May O*i flaw* to Haw Dowm It 1s probable therefore that the ore now being put on Finland the British-American side is _^^JcY"wtth the idea of inducing 11 Finland to slow down to a state of non-cooperation with the , war plan, rather than with •th* hope for an open Rusao-Pinnish 'truce. What the ultimate result will be , for Finland no one, least of all the Finns, can s*y. To understand them on* must realise that their h today is no less than on r 14, 1MO. when Finland's military hero, Field Marshal Baron Carl Oustaf Mannerhcim, told his. army to the final order of the day of th* first modern war with Russia: "We nav* paid to the last penny «y debt we may have owed to r tte west . . . and if 300.000 of •Ur cmmie* now lie on the snow- drifts gasing with broken eyes at th* starry sky .the fault is not our*. You did not hat« them or wish evil; you merely followed the law of war: Kill or be killed." Ftderol Debt Passes $54,000,000,000 Mark WASHINGTON — (AP) - The treasury announced today'its debt has gone over IM.000.000.000. The treasury's "hMgaSfrng jumped •wernlght by »50«.047.W1 to a record total of IM.OW.O* 752 because of the * of new treasury notes to approximately a half billion _—- of Reconstruction Finance pwparauon and CosMaodity Credit U, S. Husking Champ FLOYD WISE III" • T*«l* i 111* Illinois Tithst Wins U. S. Campionship In Husking Contest Floyd Wise Compiles Score of 45.371 Bu.; 1940 Record Stands By Robert P. Howard TONICA, ILL.—(AF;—The two Illinois men who are the nation's best cornhuskers went back to the privacy of their own fields today to harvest their own co-n. The big time championship tournament crowds have dispersed for Floyd Wise of La Salle county, who won the national husking contest yesterday with 45 311 bushels, and for Runnerup Leland Klein of Woodford county, whose net load of 4521 bushels weighed only 11 pounds less. Both fell short on bids for the national contest record, but both have work of their own to do now. Wise and his brother Oakley, bachelors who live with their parents, rent a 240-acre farm. Part of their corn has been pkked as practice for the contests, but the 31- year-old national champion must help get in the rest of the crop, now that the weather.has turned dry. Klein, a slender and rhythmic 23- year-old who would have made some college a fine athlete, also has lots of work to be done before the harvest season is over, unless be gets help from a mechanical picker. Klein expects to husk some 5,000 bushels on his father's farm. His husking companion also will be one of his brothers. Still safe is the national contest record of 46.71 bushels set in 1MO by Irvin Bauman, also of Woodford county. Wise, however, holds the all- time husking record of BOJit bushels, set in the muddy and ram-soaked state contest here Friday. Wise picked the biggest gross load. 3,260 pounds, of any of the 22 huskers from, 11 states in the national contest on the Theodore Schafer farm. He was penalized for leaving 28 pounds of marketable corn in the field. Klein was unusually clean, with gleaners finding only five pounds of corn in his wake. Neither man was penalized for leaving excessive husks on the yellow-ears. Iowa huskers won third and fifth, with fourth place going to a former La 8* lie county fanner, Oonley Martin of Buffalo. Minn. Estimates on yesterday's mud- wading crowd averaged around 75,000. Germans Press Drive British Antidpa! On Rostov^Sevastopol Japanese Attack On Burma Road Long DttMce Wire Tie* Affecting 42 Stoles (By The Associated Pte&sj Fifteen thousand long line telephone workers reinforced their demands for wage' mcreacee today by authorizing a strike November 14, but their union president said th* walkout would be canceled if the dispute was certified to the defense mediation board. John J. Moran of Pittsburgh, the president, served notice that th* strike. If carried out, would tie up long-distance wires, civil and military, as well as national hookups and the transmission of photographs by wire and teletypewriter news services. It would affect 43 states — all except Vermont, New Hampshire. Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Montana. Moran's union—the Federation of Long Lines Telephone Workers —independent—has demanded, that the American Telephone and Telegraph company grant a four, per cent wage increase and narrow the geographic differentials in pay. Present scale* range from 818 to 84* a week for men and from t!3 to 831 for women, a union attorney said. A company spokesman declared A. T. and T. lad offered to make increase* totaling more than 83,000,000 a year. The mediation board, meeting in full force at Washington, was concentrating on an attempt to settk tha union shop dispute in so-called captive coal mines, operated by steel companies which Utt thoM mines' «atir« output. >Bv Tn* A5*or.iateri Prfs*> Tar,K->d Gfrmsn troop* were reported to have pp?nrd B violent new oflrnv.ir lodny ncainst Rostov-on- Don. fra:r«-ay ;o the Caucasus oil field? whi> sxb; forces pouring into the Crimean p^nimTilft wprf declared to be ready 'nr a frontal attack •wr.hir, B. %rry few hours" on Riw- sia's prra*. Black M>R naval base of Sf \ft5trpo!. In the far nor'h. a Finnish an- Tiounrement ?aid that Finnish troops, artillery and mechanized unit5 hsd begun a direct assault on the Arctic port oi Murmansk and that -the town will be taken by storm truhin a few days should the Russian garrison refuse to surrender." Trie Finns officially announced today the occupation of the Koiristo islands in the Gulf of Finland. The Islands and fortress served as the western anchor of the Mannerhelm line which was long defended by the Finns in their 1939-40 winter war with Russia. The communique said the Islands were occupied in operations during . Nrv. 1 to 3. On? Isrire and two Mnmll Russian ships were destroyed in 1 mine fields in the gulf early on the morning of Nov. 3. it added. On the Crimean front, the Russians reported the recapture of three villages and two heights and the destruction of two German infantry battalions in an 11-hour battle. DNB. the official German news ftjrency, said Italian troops had broken through S<jriet lines and taken "a large city" north of Stallno in tlK Donets river basin—possibly the town of Artemovsk, 30 miles northeast of Stallno. on the main Rostov- to-Kharkov railroad. But the situation in the Crimea and at Rostov presented Russia's greatest Immediate dilemma. Nazi field batteries have already begur shelling Sevastopol, it was reported. Soviet front-line dispatches said the German onslaught against Ros- tov, directed by the veteran tank army commander, Colonel-General Wavell in Singapore Presumably to Cope With Tokyo Threat (Continued on page Alleged Saboteur Held To U. S, Grand Jury BALTIMORE — (AP> — Michael William Etzel. 22-year-old employe of the Glenn L, Martin airplane plant, was ordered held for the federal grand jury' Monday under $25.000 bond on charges that he •'wilfully dW injure and commit depredations against property being manufactured for the war department." Federal agents arrested Etael last Wednesday following an investigation begun by E. A. Schurman, chief of the Martin plant protective force, in July when wiring was found cut in Martin bombers. FBI Agent Carl W. Hanaen said Etsel told him he didn't want the bombers to be used against the German people, and two statement* Ilansen said were signed by the accused were introduced asserting that what was going on In Germany was "not the people, but the government." Women Hurl Eggs At Britain's Envoy Detroit Police Group Dispersed by Polke DETROIT — (AP) — Women interventionists hurled eggs and tomatoes at Lord Halifax. British ambassador to the United States, in downtown Detroit today. Detective* accompanying him said one egg struck the ambassador before polkc broke up the demonstration. An hour later Lord Halifax*, cut short a conference, saying his eya was bothering him. and visited ry Ford hospital, where physkxana treated the eye and said it was "aO right" Cyril Cane. British consul here, said the ambassador had been suffering an eye irritation for several days and that the trouble was not a result of the egg-throwing. The women's demonstration occurred as Lord Halifax arrived at 11 a. m. for a visit in the chancery building on Washington boulevard with Archbishop Edward Mooney. head of the Catholic archdiocese of Detroit. Outside the building the women, carrying such signs as "Remember the Two Wars for Independence" lined the sidewalk. As the ambassador entered the building they loosed their missiles. Resisting efforts by the detectives to hurry him inside, the tall Briton said, "don't hurry, boys. Let them have a good Uata for their money." Apparently unruffled by tha mci- dent. Lord Halifax proceeded to a brief meeting with Archbskhop Mooney. Detective Inspector Charlsa E. Searle. escorting tha also was struck by one of tha On Monday, women parading outside the ffrwk- r? *^" I v hnltl wtth placards reading "Down wtth sta- gland" and "Halifax Is a War Monger" staged a brief deasoastraUao aa the n~*m—'*"- left tha hotel, but no missile* were thrown. Police said the demonstration vac staged by a group which calls ttaatf 'The Mothers of America." Besides meeting with Archbishop Mooney. Halifax had arrancad to talk here today with Btahop Prank W. Creighton. Protestant afrJatopal bishop of Michigan, and other church dignitaries. A private meat-. Inc with Henry Ford also was aehtd- MUTIgB COULD UK 1GCUI LONDON— (AP>— The bojubaiw> ment of Lord Halifax. British asa- basaador to Washington, with asjg« and tomatoes at Detroit brought silence in authoritative quarters today. The first reaction was envy of any people who could spare eggs *nd to- mataes for ^rnniimtttnn They are so hard to get here as food. Informed sources displayed intety est in whether the attack was a genuine peace demonstration or evidence of dislike for the British envoy himself. Homer Adorns Joins > Springfield Law Office SPRINGFIELD. ILL. — (AP) — Homer Mat Adams, a University of Illinois trustee and former national president of the Youuf Democratic club*, tnrvwrHf^ today ha would be Sen. Lucas Urges Nation to Prepare For Any War Turn Illinois Asks Swift Approval of Changes In the Neutrality Act WASHINGTON — <AP)—Senator Lucas (D-TJD) opened the eighth day of senate debate on laepmed revision* to th* neutrality act with assertion that this country must plan it* defense* aa the theory that -die* tators some day may control the resources of Europe, Asia and Africa." Declaring that President Roosevelt would not have asked authority to arm merchant chips and send them into belligerent port* if Hitler had not destroyed American ship* in fvh* Atlantic. Luca* urged speedy approval of pending leglilstton. The tall Illinois aerator took th* floor after Senator Morris (Ind- Neb), who voted against United •UU* entry into the tost war, th* marian opened that thai -tea no flteto* ooipt to am «**> (By The A-vociafced Press) Informed Fnr Eastern sources today In London that they believed Japan was preparing to take advantage of British preoccupation with the German drive toward the Caucasus to strike at the Burma road, China's life-line. They indicated that the presence of Gen. Sir Archibald Wavell in Singapore, military heart of the British Par Eastern command, meant the British were preparing to meet that danger. (Chinese military intelligence reports were said in Chungking last night to have told of large Japanese troop movements in French Indo- Chlna toward the border's of China's Yimnan province, British Burma and Thailand.) By mobilizing a formidable force in southern Yunnan province, British sources said. Marshal Chiang Kai-Shek previously frustrated a Japanese plan to strike westward across China-to Kunming, the Yun- nan capital and Chinese terminus of the Burma road. They said Japan recently had been trying to stir up feeling in Burma by capitalising on British postponement of granting of dominion status. They added, however, that Burma's friendship for China had largely nullified these efforts, notwithstanding the assertion last night in London by Burma's premier. U. Saw. that his discussions on the dominion question with Prime Minister Churchill and L. 8. Amery, secretary of state for India, had not been aat- stfaetory. Japanese newspapers renewed their anti-American editorial campaign today, declaring that -the come for the final show- Naval Tanker Hit by Torpedo: *f «8* •* All Aboard Reach Port Safely; " mf •* Reuben James Toll Put at 97 told his eaUaavusa that tt that tha Mediterran- fall into BJUert Th* probabuitle* are." UK** amid, "that the winter wOl find a German army at tte throat of Egypt Th* Madttarranaan or a great part** of it *ata*s rtsslliiiil eventually *» ten are BOW being constructed in by Canaan engineers for the thrust at Gibraltar. "If mncsia falls and the Mediterranean rout* to England is dosed, the British Isle* with all of the material aid we can give them will be lucky to escape the disaster of a cucoes&ful Hitler Invasion.'' He said that if these events took place, the axis powars would "Join hands in taking the Dutch Kaet Indies, and ultimately Australia and New Zealand." "If Hitler and Muawlini and Japan control Europe. Asia. Africa. Australia, New Zealand and the Dutch East ladies.'' Lucas continued. It is a certainty thai those totalitarian powers will at some time, some where In tha distant future attempt to Implant their social and economic philosophy and their military might in the western hemisphere. New Deilef Revolts OwForeigi away trauma foreign . _ aarttnc hi the aanafer* eighth day of debate OB neutrality act saaoU that a vote to pamlt 4^Mi*«t ••**"• to e*ntsW tte «•••«*• ••BB*HB» ^§ ^»»i*s» we»*» was a aaow to . lato an "all-out BUbo announced hi* Mpport of a proposal to ana aaarchant chip* but hi* oppodtioB to lifting the combat •one ban afterBanator Lucas (Q~Hi> had ur*j*d apsady approval of both The youthful Senator Lodge (R). visa ba* approved many ad- mlnistrattam faressa policy *t*e*. joined with •sawlar Bilbo in an- nouncuw that a* would not* to arm merthasrt ships but could aot support a »»*• to aend them to belligerent part* baaaaat that might involve the United State* In oversea* warfare. Hm» aaid it wa* hi* "inescapable eoavtettaii- that repeal of th* Mftguardiiw pro*is*aa* of the neutrality act -would a* nothing abort of a long, cwift *toid* toward war— a war for which w* are yet woa- fujly unprepared. n — Citing hi* support of previous ad- ministratiOA fca<rign policy moves. th* MiaaiHippian aaid it wa* hi* opinion that the Uaifca* •»»*** might *arv* aaor* uaatattr •*> th* ed out of tha ajar, tta aatf Oraat *¥ July. raw try •jhttog it aaifht be han with hm practice of law Bonjean. who has The newspaper Kukomin said Japan must assume the failure of Tokyo-Washington taJks imfes* the United State* chant)** Its preaent attitude. The talks were initiated Ja*t AiaruBt by former Premier Prinoe Fumlmaro Konoye, who was subsequently succeeded by the pro- axta 0*n. Hideki Tojo. Koh I*bJi, Japanese cabinet y told newsmen Japan still •waited official report* before for•aviating her attitude on the German declaration that th* retch had bate» -*U»i»ar by jha Wnttad Stake*. New York CMtet For Mayor Highlight Of Today's Elections (By The Associated Press) Odd-year elections, highlighted by the LaOuardia-OThryer mayoralty contest in New York dty. drew voters to the polls In a handful of states today to select state and city officer* and legislators, one governor and two congreawnen. Except for New York'* ding dong home stretch fight, pre-election campaigns were mostly quiet and dull,.featuring only peraonalitte* and local issues. The day provided no clear-cut opportunity to gauge the electorate's sentiment on the question of peace or war. for no countrywide balloting will take place until the aenate and house and gubernatorial race* a year from now. President Roosevelt planned to vote early in his home township elections in Hyde Park, N. Y. Only four states — New York. Pennsylvania. Virginia and Kentucky—had statewide balloting. Heaviest voting was predicted in New York where Mayor P. H. La- Guard!* aought a third term wearing the Republican, American Labor, City Fusion and United City party labato. He waft opposad by Broak- bjns dMrfc* attorney, William regular A contact marked by name-calling, it involved a strange political In- allianoe. In supporting La- President Roaavwalt wa* 1*40 -_„ Ine*. and Thomas E. D*w*y. a can ??.- for on n^i.i.tw-. wuatte ajsn. ODwyer had the backing of Oov. Herbert Lehman, national Democratic Chairman Edward J. Plynn, and State Democratic Chairman Jala** A. Farley. Virginal wa* choosing the only governor in the day'* balloting. Pennsylvania and Miasswippi had flongmstonal contest* to fill two va- Germony Rejects till Fof Robin Moor Sinking WASHINGTOH — (AP) — The United State* offered to accept a huap aum of ».»*n.(sW in full settlement of all claim* against the Oermai} government for th* sinking of the American steamer Robin Moor, the state department disclosed Monday, but the German em- baacy i mjj ft »t»d that -an appropriate npry" from the German •ov*nun*nt was not to b* expected. . The niaav 1 " *****"" Iroai th* German charge d'af fain* to Secretary Hull saad* public by th* state dapartantnt. wa* dated «*pt. *• In it th* German envoy referred to th* original *.*a*rtoan protect which took tha tana of a text of President fUtoatvaU 1 * a>aii«*jf to aenxrew on th* sinking, aad a *ub- •auuatn note froat Hull offering to accept a lump cum asftsupinf lor Survivor Recounts Story of Torpedoing Of U. S. Destroyer Left One Convoy to Go to Aid Of Another, He Soys WASHINGTON — <AP)— A vivid story of the torpedoing of the United States destroyer Keamy and of her labored voyage to safety has been released by the navy department, more than two weeks after the stricken ship sailed into Reykjavik. Iceland. An account of the Kearny's brush with a submarine in the north Atlantic was written by Drew Middleton. Associated Press staff writer stationed in Reykjavik, on October 19. the day the ship reached port. The British -American censorship in Iceland refused to pass the story. requiring that it be mailed to Washington for a check by the navy. Thus it was put on The Associated Press wires here after the navy department gave its approval. The tate was gleaned by Middleton from members of the Kearny's crew — chiefly from Kwign Henry Lyman of Ponkapoag, Mass.. as he lay in a U. B. army hospital at Reykjavik recovering from shock Seven other members of the crew were in the same hospital, two of the injured seriously by the torpedo blast which ripped a hole in the destroyer's side and took the live* of 11 men. Fa««M In simple words Lyman painted a picture worthy of the beat traditions of the American navy —a picture of long dangerous hours while the destroyer lay like a lame duck- on the heaving Atlantic with her officer* and men battling a fire below decks, shoring up bulging bulkheads and eventually bringing her proudly into port under par own power. At the time of tha attack—1:10 a. m. on October 17, Lymaa was on the bridge as Junior officer of the *«i* KeaHQT. her oB- aaoort diAuP wtth a hound convoy tha day before wbeo she received word that an eastbound convey bad batn attacked by submarine*. She immediately started to the rescue at top speed of M knots. Htt WMa* Bhsaistat fesnrrwta When the daateojm reached the scene. Lymui *ald. tte attacks had ciea^ed—temporarily—and tte Kearny began to erniae about •••*«"*; survivors. Suddenly. Lyman said, the submarines, which apparently had been lying on the surface in tte darkneca with then- engines turned off to ea- cape detection by listening device*, renewed their attacks. "We dropped depth bomb* to drive them off," he declared. "Somehow a U-boat maneuvered between tte Keamy and tte convoy. She went after us." The raider find three torpedo**. the last of which struck tte destroyer on the starboard—or right side—as she wa* swinging sharply to the left, The resulting Mnjioafain the bridge'* control of tte room and tte steering apparatus, Lyman said, and tte sTaainj " way and began to MtUe in tte as water niched in .through tte ing bole in her side. Tawse Taaaasn Afar* N*arby Light from three blaatng tanker* iUuminas**V tte grim mm a* **T SB tte warn*, with r crew and trying .to *j*t Meanwhile, tte chssf wtet rasaatavsd *f bat fellow* to tte -They did a ing flooded fuel down there in the dark and Lyman told MtrtdJetan TPresty we moved forward at speed. "It wasnt only tha attginaar and his men who did well. Tha whole crew did a wonderful Job. Than was no sign of panic. Everyone just did hii Job and two or tare* more. If I am torpedoed again I hop* I haw* this crew with tta." Armstrong Picks For State Draft Setup SPRINGFIELD. ILL. — (AP) — Paul G. Armstrong, ctata- director of •elective service, today •nnoiinnad he had appointed OoL day ML Donner of RprtngfiaM aa aaacuUv* offi- ocr, t* jif ^vi te fMjiaisMsl of draft toadquartss*. Col. rfrHFMHr swJbsatiB OoL BitUnaer of Oaarfja, who ursifnad OoL Donncr I* svotoaaVid as ****^f of the manpower sactloj) bjr QapL t T. Gouty of fiprsocttsM. Armstrong aho annnunnsd the appointment of Major Marshall G. Buck of Springfield as eaacutive officer in chart* of iiatnpinyinont aervioe. Twelve Others Die in Bomber Crash at Sea; U. S. Losses in North Atlantic Total 121 Men WASHINGTON—(AP)—The navy announced today another torpedoing in North Atlantic waters—that of the United States naval tanker Salinas—but said that happily there was no further loss of life to add to the 97 men presumed lost on the sunken destroyer Reuben James. The Salinas was "torpedoed without warning," a terse navy statement said. Seriously damaged, she made her way to port. "No details of the damage will be released as It will be of no value except to the nazls." the navy said In disclosing that the tanker was hit last Wednesday night southwest of Iceland. This was one day before, and In the same general area where the Reuben James, first American warship to be lost In the battle of the Atlantic, went down. The 16,800-ton Salinas was hi a convoy when attacked, the navy said. Counted also as victims of the ocean warfare were 12 more navy men killed in the crash of big patrol bomber somewhere at sea. The Salinas Is commanded by Commander Harley F. Cope of New Orleans. La. The tanker was built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co, for the U. S. shipping boradin 1920. It was transferred to the navy and commissioned December 16. 1921. The navy described the vessel an being of 16.800 tons' displacement with a complement of 107 men. It is 463 feet long with a beam of W feet The ship Is armed, carrying two 5-inch guns and a battery of anti-aircraft guns. U. S. Warship IncMent The vessel was the fourth United States warship to be involved in a torpedoing incident within a period of two months. * The shooting started September 4 when the destroyer Oreer encountered a submarine southwest of Iceland and the sub fired two torpedoes at the destroyer but both went wide. The Oreer counter-attacked with depth charges but there was no evidence the U-boat was hit. On October 17 the destroyer Kearny was torpedoed by a submarine which the navy said was unquestionably German. Badly smashed, the Beamy suffererd losses of 11 men. now given up as lost, two men badly wounded and eight slightly injured. The Keamy was on convoy datiMrt the time of the tarpedo- tasj. abmTUo mile* south and wait of Iceland. Btsatsyu Tvfl Pat at 91 On the night of October SO-X1 the Reuben James, like the Kearny on convoy duty, was torpedoed and apparently sent down rapidly, the first American warship actually to be sunk in this war. She had 142 men on board and of those the navy department announced only last night that it held little hope for the rescue of seven officers and 88 enlisted seamen who had not been accounted for. The navy report' also showed that THE WEATHER (By The Associated Press) For Chicago and vicinity: Mostly cloudy and rather chilly tonight and Wednesday, occasional light showers Wednesday. Partly cloudy, becoming cloudy late this afternoon and through Wednesday, with little or no sunshine Wednesday Outlook for Thursday: Partly cloudy. minofe: Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight and Wadnaaday, occasional showers northwest and extras** north Wedaaaday. cooler in extnaa* in northeast Partsy cloudy to cloudy. SB •atraaw north to- partty cloudy in and in extreme *a*t, In temperature, OUTLOOK CHXCAOO — (AP) — Extended ncatt for tte period from •:*> p. BL today to •:» p. m, Saturday: Qnat Lake*: Tte tempar- atair* wfll average near normal, colder brtmnini of period and again by Friday. Precipitation will average asoderate to locally heavy, occurring principally first two day* htsttwodays. Some snow tturria* near Lake Ontario Wadn**- day. Upper liiiHsiippI vattey and Indiana: Tte temperature will average naar normal Indiana. Illinois. Iowa, and southern Wisconsin, and balow In Minneaota and northern Wisconsin. Colder slinniwu. Wis- oonBin. Iowa. Wednesday and W«d- naaday night, and in Illinois and by Thursday and again naar end of uertod^ ^Precipitation will awerage light except moderate In Mlfmnnt* and northern Wisconsin, occurring first day and again Friday and Saturday, mostly as snow northern portions of Minnesota and Wisconsin. LOCAL U noon p, m. p. m. p. m- P- OL p, m. P- SB. p. m. P. BB- p. so. W p. m. U P.BL TCMPCKATUEKS /It midnight 41 SS Si M &4 51 4» 45 4C 45 44 43 1 a. m. 2 a. m. m. m. m. m. a). m. 41 40 30 38 39 39 38 41 10 a m. 11 a,m, 10 one man died shortly after being rescued, that the body of another man was recovered and that in addition to those two the others actually accounted for numbered eight Injured and 37 uninjured. Characteristic of all the attacks on American naval they have occurred vessels Is that In a relatively small area of the North Atlantic west and to some extent south of Iceland. The destroyer's heavy losses shocked the capital which had been waiting anxiously since Friday for news, but the navy Indicated it did not expect the total to diminish. Today the navy department announced it had abandoned hope for finding the seven . officers and 88 enlisted men lost in the torpedo sinking of the Reuben James. Of those accounted for. two were dead. The body of onewas recovered from the aea after the Reuben James went down .somewhere west of Iceland the night of Oct. 30-31. The other sailor died after being rescued. > known survivors totaled 45. injured, but only one The Eight was reported in a serious condition. The casualties of the Reuben James were made public shortly after midnight, intensifying the Impact of the earlier disclosure that one of the Atlantic command's huge bomber* had been lost with an aboard. Kitted In the bomber crash were two navy 'officer*, nine enlisted men and an army officer who wae de- Tha navy 1 * of tha and it istood that the bodiea had bean, The bomber had been miming since mid-morning Sunday, the depart(Continued on SbU Treasury Considers Taking Income Taxes From Pay Envelopes WASHINGTON — (AP) — Tha treasury ia working hard today on a plan for collecting future income tax in advance from wage earner* by taking so much each week or each month from their pay envelope* or salary checks. Although under serious consideration, the plan ha* not yet been adopted; but if it is. employer* will be required to deduct income taxe* from pay envelope* in about tha same way they'take out social *a- curlty taxe* now. A decision is expected before the end of the year, so that the new collection method—If approved — could be applied to 1M2 income. As **** plan shJspea up at thf; moment, hare's how it would work: At the beginning of the year, tha boas would come to John Doe and ask bin how "n*"y dependent* ha had lor tsat purposes The boas would than took at aome specially prepared tabia or formula and figure out John Do*'* approaimat* ** 1 f f 'OT* tax for the year. Ha would deduct a proportionate amount of t**** estimate from every paychook and turn tha deducted money over to the govcrn- At the and of tha year. John Doe would make out •* income tax return just a* he do** now. but Inrtssd of payina; tha fuO amount, ha would subtract the money already deducted by bis aaaplcfof and pay tha dif- faroaca, if any. to th* event tha deduction* have overpaid hi* tax, UJbde Bam would refund tha diffar- Oil Executives Protest Low Priorities Rating TUL8A. OKLJL — (AP) — A Committee of oil men urged last night that th* petroteum Industry be taken out of the CSMB of Juke box, paper i*jtpf a TV* ppflj table msrnifsr- turers in the matter of priorttiat to insure an adequate supply of oil for defense. A study of the priority situation wa* made by a special, rnmmlttaa Appointed by P. P. Prior. Unless a better preference ratine is made available to the oil industry, a gradual deterioration of plant* and operating equipment I* sure to develop, the. report said. "It is certain that the priorities division would not risk such deterioration if it were aware of it* development." -Out preference rating order. P-22, give* the same consideraUan to manufacturer* of Juke Boxac, paper clip*, pool table*, etc.. a* is accorded the petroleum Industry upon which the VBMfct defense program depends."

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