Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on November 6, 1941 · Page 1
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LOCAL FORECAST cj*r Tb* Associate Press i reMfr t*wlrM: FH- STERLING DAILY GAZETTE FALLS lIPPl Wliitcsid« ond Adjoining Counties EIGHTY-SEVENTH YEAft-No. 109 Full Lr*.vd Wire Associated Press STERLING, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1941 M*rob?r of the Andlt Bareau of Ctretil»tlons PRICE FIVE CENTS WORLD GO Double Trouble Ahead It is claimed that fhe English .arc building their ships, tanks 'and war iightins: machnies for less than half what it costs the United States. That is evident ly because the New Deal doesn't care for expenses, or else believes the credit of the United States 'and the patience of the people are Inexhaustible. Organized la bor as a mass undoubtedly de sires to do ft fair day's work for a fair day's pay. That method .was always fair to everybody 'But the unfortunate situation leads to the belief that racketeers have obtained control of most organizations, and there is constant trouble and unnecessary expense to get defense contracts 1 finished in a reasonable time. The railroads are having trouble and are going to have more trouble. The •workers re fuse to accept the rates fixed by '.the mediation board, and the railroad workers are also out against the figures outlined; so there will be a double strike on the railroads from every indica- jtion. The railroad workers wil ' strike against the pay allowed by the railroads, and the railroads will strike against the wages al towed the workers by the media tton board. There seems to be trouble, trouble, and double 'trouble in evary direction that i*e cast our eyes. In addition to all these strikes and lockouts and worries of get.. completed at fair 'prices, the New Deal is preparing, through Secretary Morgen- thau, to* pull a new stunt. At the present time the worker pay* one per cent for social security benefits. That la supposed to pile up a fund for the worker when he gets old. The employer lor social curity benefits. The proposed t bring to five per cent and the employer to five per cent. Then another thing proposed by the treasury department 1s that the employer Is to take out every week the federal Income tax* on the iraiofs of employes and sand tt to the torerament As ytt nobody knows how much that will be. In addition to that, the federaj tax on employers will be mote than double. Thus the muddleheaded New Dealers who are anaging our affairs are paying -twice the cost of other nations to get our defense program . through, and are going to charge employer and employes more than twice what they ever paid hefore in federal taxes. The situation means double trouble for everybody in the country. Five times the indebtedness ever piled op before by the nation, and the labor racketeers compelling everybody to pay double what other countries pay for what this country needs to equip it for war. With all that facing us, we aave the prospect that John L. Lewis and his type of labor lead- go are simply pushing the Presi- 4ent .into the background and taking charge of this country. This is something that never happened before, and never should have happened at all. Unit; the New Deal President awakens to the fact that if step on the labor rack- In defense manufacturing, will win the war el into it. That means, fou understand, if there ever Is • war, in which the danger to .(•Uscountry justified the expense '•nd slaughter the war mongers propose, and which W per cent tf the American people do not believe is at all necessary. It Would be a pleasant task to write cheerful editorial, but with regarding war plung- tag about our heads in a terrible middle, it ' ifflcult to do so. Offense using Units Ordered for Rockfora* •aCKFOBjD, ILL. — (AF) — The faulBteenberg Construction com snj of at. Paul, Minn., planned to Km construction today of 100 fMittng unite to «wt the dtsaand tar defense housing here. • V|is Winnebago county housli^, •Mfcbflrtty signed a contract with Uw Iksa yesterday. The first Itt units •H to be mady for occupancy wlth- ||B in days and,the entire project •ttfcin MO days. The emergency •<pslllintii are to be snade available t» tow-income families. Italy Claims to Down f Sim Iritis Worptaim ItOMB - (A?) - The high f*psrt*d tade.y ttat sut slrtt- Ppia*§ w*ro shot emw M an air laid ea Mw President Asserts Colofiel R€CSdy to Bor riOIUail MUCH* Soldiers from Churches Nation Must Make Greater Sacrifices Roosevelt Expresses Dissatisfaction with Output of Armament WASHINGTON — 'APt — President Roosevelt declared today that the American people hnd made "an unlimited rlmmitment" that there shall be a free world, and called on nil free nations to plan for a sound social and economic world order after the war. The chief executive also assailed a "misguided" few — industrialists and lenders of labor-—for placing personal advantage above the welfare of the United States and for delaying defense output by using their "economic power' 'to force acceptance of their demands rather than using established mediation machinery. Addressing 250 delegates representing 33 nations at the concluding session of the International labor office conference In the White House, the President said: 'The American people have made an unlimited commitment th«t there shall be a free world. Against that commitment, no Individual or group shall prevail.*' Declaring that labor under the naxi system had become the "slave of the military state." and that Berlin today was the "principal slave market of the world." Mr. Roosevelt added: "The American worker has no Illusions about the fate that awaits him and his free labor organisa- tions if Hitler should win. He knows that his own liberty and the very safety of the people of the United States cannot be assured In a world which is three-fourth* slave and one-fourth free. He knows that we must furnish arms to Britain. Russia and China and that we must do it now—today." Owtewt Held UMatlsfactery The President said the place of the whole western hemisphere in a German scheme for world domination had been marked on the naxi time-table, and the choice America had to make wax between realism "in terms of'three shifU a day" to pro- the attitude of the "blind and the deluded" who think that business can be done with IHUer and that American armament output is satisfactory. The President ttiststd the need he saw not only for victory over Utter but for planning for a better iMrld after the war. H* quoted from th* Atlantic char ter formulated by himself ***4 f*'i"«* Minister Churchill of Britain to to press his listeners bath before him and those over the world receiving the speech by short-wave that "there must be a more f-*"im1*»* life for the masses of the people of all countries," jtyimHng "improved labor. standards, economic advancement and social security. "There must be no place in the postwar world for special privilege for either individuals or nations. Mr. Roosevelt said, adding that all states great or small, victor or van quished. must have, in the words of the charter, "access, on equal terms, to the trade and to the raw materials of the world which are needed for their economic prosperity.' The President «id that the people of the United Mate* had so far been called upon for extremely limited sacrifices, but that they were, "beginning to feel the pinch of war." To illustrate, he said the workers of Manitowoc. Wis, had had to sacrifice their jobs and that rubber workers in a hundred scattered plants had had to forego opportunities for Jobs "that there may be ships to carry plane* and tanks to Liverpool and Archangel and Rangoon." Such sacrifices, he noted, were nothing compared with those of the people of Britain, China, and Russia and those oroccupied countries from Norway to Greece. The ute to the men and women of toe lands which Have teat their Independence against a "brutal force which, howavsr powerful.wul be for- i to crush the fight for freedom." 'As far as we in the United States are concerned," he continued, Pupils May Ust Slates Due to Paper Shortage SAM CHsVJO — (AP) — The old fashioned writing slate nay have to bevevtfw* for San Disgo school ilUiwB because of defense priorities on paper. Th* board of education was in- fornsd that students already are using the reverse sss* of wallpaper tuples In drawing dawns, and they soon will have to write on both sides of note paper la violation of a longstanding rule.- "I*t then use slates again," sug- sted Dr. Kdvard L. Hardy, board pratident. Seven State Employes Suspended for Politics FIKLD, ILL. — (AP) — The state civil servtoe commission that s*veB osankMvs at Mw on chaiawi of Utegal political activity itpended v*re Conrad sfaflte OaUn, Nacsai Keith, skter, Fred Hns«nJb<Ti*i. F. MsMaa and Oeorgt Can- The civil asrvtee tiBsamiiilnn said BO date sMd bsstt Mt for Critical of Roosevelt DENVER —(AP^—Col. Early E W. Duncan, commanding officer of the army sir corps" Ixrwry field, says he will class as out of bounds for soldiers, any church who*e pastor "continues to preach against true Americanism by opopsing the definite policy of the President." "We are preparing for war. I will not. under any circumstances, permit soldiers to attend any meeting or visit any place where they might be Instilled with thoughts and Ideas harmful to morale." Colonel Duncan said he did not wish to convey the idea he was against soldiers attending the church of their choice. "It is my sincere hope that It will not be necessary to take such drastic action., But I want it made very plain thai' if I feel such action will better serve the army. I will not hesitate to t*ke it." Colonel Duncan yesterday designated the Denver headquarters of the America First; committee out of bounds for the 10.000 men stationed at Lowry field and tt Port Logan. Colonel Duncan said he considered the America First committee primarily political. Better Offers Thin Ranks of Employes Holding State Jobs Civil Service Posts Become Increasingly Difficult to Fill SPRINGFIELD. ILL. — (AP) — There were growing indications today that the state government is facing a shortage of skilled and spe- cialised employes doe to the development of more attractive job opportunities in other fields. Increasing difficulty in establishing adequate civil service classification lists of persons available for state employment was reflected in appeals"by~lwo officials Tor moire applicants to take examinations for now exist Despite concessions In eligibility requirements, the state civil service commission reported that "very few" applications had been received for jobs in the health department, welfare department and civil eervk* fpi^l deadline Mr such spplcatlaas neand. - - - ..-•.... Robert L. Hunter, umirtsnt *f UN civil service more people take the and said In a stat cations "have been coming m ly." At the «tme time. Dr. R. Cross, state health director, announced that "because of the i*s*iil need for trained workers, the usual requirement of Illinois nairtstice k) being waived for most of these examinations- for health department petitions. Joseph R. Collins, general representative for the niinois state em- ployes union local No. 21, an API*affiliated organisation composed chiefly of civil service employes, said that there have been a large number ef voluntary M **grf*rpr*' from _ fitate service by skilled workers who quit to take jobs in private industry. Collins added that the suspension and forced resignation of other em- ployes who were charged with participation in politics, as a result of the administration's -purge" of Democratic payrouers, were creating a large number of vacancies in state departments "which cannot, under present economic ntndttlflns. be filled with workers of comparable ability to that of the discharged em- ployes." Officials of the state department of public welfare reported that many institutional employee fa the lower pay bracket classifications; have let vate jobs with bettor pay. Asks FBI to Restore Girl's WASHINGTON — (AP) — man's faith in G-uen today. *• He telephoned the Isbsntssj at the federal bureau of He wanted saaie work doe*. Sorry, the FBI could not handle for individuate. But, listen. Mister, this is awfully important- It developed that the noted down his gni friend* number, erased it in a pique. And now he had mind— he wanted that m ft gain badly. Didn't the laboratory have ways of bringing back writing that had been erased? Yes; the laboratory did have •Methods, but— -Sorry," etc. Gov. Greea Urges Unity In Address at Chicago CHICAGO — (AP)~ Ctov. Dwigbt H. Graen urges every rtttafn to **jotn in the spirit of unity which will make Aiaerioa invulnerable against attack from without and -ir 4 —* subversion and dklavalty fcrasa witk- in." In a preparsd address before the Chicago Railway Unccial Agents and Police aseartatton tut night, be a*~ aerted "Aawrka stands at our ef the critical how in ad and every eitistn has titxtal used aa* pawed Lifytnoff to Become New Soviet Envoy to U. S. MAXIM LITVINOFF CONSTANTWE OLMAN8KY Maxim Litvinoff Chosen Russian Envoy to U. S. WASHINGTON — (AP) — Maxim M. Litvinoff, an old time advocate of Soviet collaboration with the western democracies, will become Russian ambassador to the United Slates at an early date. Authoritative sources said today that Litvinoff, former peoples' commissar for foreign affairs, had been chosen to succeed Constantine Ou- mansky, who U now in Russia. Litvinoff. when foreign minister, personally negotiated with President Roosevelt at Washington United States recognition of Russia in 1833. , after a lapse in diplomatic relations jof 18 years. Since 1*39, however. ,he has been in the background of Soviet politics due to his opposition to collaboration with Germany. Besides Oumansky there has been only one other Soviet ambassador to Washington. Alexander A. Tro- yanovsky. who took over the post lately upon recognition eight Japii Blames Soviet I W v^^^MmwM tpWB*MBVlpy 143 S«Mo< Looted TOKYO ~ (AP) — The Japanese steamer Kent Maru sank last night in the Staa of Japan—a toss attributed in a prompet official protest to a drifting Russian mine—and late today 143 were-ouaouuuutBtf fw. agency said __ a ^ •S^SlBV ed up XT ship, ie .tf^^M^* g-fc — kbMA—A^^st trout to* Dsasteo in Jin lit They bad wKh than IT bodtos. Vessels wfctah had roshed to the aid of the Ksei Mara were atUt swuchtoa for t£w rsaaatndsr af tfe* Th* Bsbi Mara watt aow* wtth- m It arintss after the Mssi. wUeh •ocurred about -UsV mfiss at esa «o Journey from flsWriB. Bsna. to It the proteBt to inea m the Sta It said bad sunk number of death*. School Teacher Beats Pennsylvania Mayor In Office 28 Years 1IC KBBPORT, FA. — (AF) — Jampalgntag principally oo a v«. age" platform, a i " *ag has snapped a year run of 14-year-old Oeort* H. L$sle as mayor of tfru im«»»ii»i§j jn_ dustrtel center. Ljmle, a racfc-ribbod Republican regarded as the Old Man Biver of defeated la Tuesday* slsftton by J. Highway Dtp*. Wottos Face Hatch Act r>o»e pattttioal astWtj to test use of UH O. •. star, tt to • to Tbe Battft act - - - —• W*n^si W^P^saB^^^^^^P puny of state dvi sMJfa* « ' - at Mspl vHwaal m - - mm*m •a* M* MM *• part wfc» •kaB^a^sW BasB^Bs ^••^••^^^•^•••kA^i^tf BBk si years ago During his term of office as for«Jan^ affairs commissar, Litvinoff was the outstanding exponent of collaboration with the west- democracies. It was his voice that was most often heard In Geneva, during sessions of the League of Mattes, urging united action agatant aggressors and proclaiming tte -mdrrisibflty of peace." tty was hie «rusade. •ad he •Adorn mlsaed an opportunity to denounce what he termed the apathy of the other great powers toward Japanese aggresston in the Far East. Mussolini's aggreaaVm m Bast Africa and the aggressive policy ef Hitler Germany. On May S. IMS. Litvinoff sud- d*nixwn removed team jrf 1b»JBtok=. ttn volunteered no explanation for this -of euitet affairs aospected that Litvinoff's re- s*ovd wm a preliminary step toward rapprochment between Stalin and Hitler—en interpretation ridt- ented m enne auartin ouUde of Bnssls but later substantiated whan, to August of th* sjsa* year, the ^^^Ask ntts>l^^ 4^ wtta HKMr in Utvtoofrs icturn fejhe spatlight wooid mdieate. to the light of his pWVlOVB VHsW^/fUi to imlM ItHBI TOT th* HMIsrTltallii rapprochement, the ^^^^^a- a^^h^^^^iA^b^k^bK ^Hi^a^ifu sBts^^lA^ *%^^^ great aaponaaee wnscii ciieiiu now attache* to dose collaboration with theUnttsd ATLANTA — (AP)—Death struck its seventh elephant In M hours on the KingUag^ BrothetB. Beenum * Bailey drcus lot today and veterinarians worked desperately to save the remaining 40 of the herd. A tragic keynote for* the big show's Atlanta stay was struck yesterday when Mitt. Taylor, 47-year-old clown, died at a hospital after an illness of a few hours. Soon after that, Ltsxie and Alice, two pachyderms in the prime of elephant life at 35 and 35 years, dropped over and died In the menagerie tent. Next victim was Puqua, m of the show's two African pygmy elephants. Three more died during the night. MoCtain. veteran them was eighth and <By Hi* vksatty: Ctoudy, light this afternoon and tonight, followed by partly cloudy to ctoudy Friday, continued chilly. Saturday partly cloudy and cool, niineis: Ctoudy, occasional tig^t rain or drissle extresae e as t. coatssr west and south V?"ig ht : Friday partly dsudy to cssiidy, can Friday. Iowa: Partly cloudy to dandy, flurrteand not oulte so cold tonight; Friday partly cloudy. U 31 M Defense Program increases Demand For Farm Horses Reduction in Output Of Rural Machinery Is Considered Likely By William Frrrts CHICAGO — fAP»— DOUTI on the farm they BIT viewing the horse with heightened appreciation as concern mounts over the output of farm equipment next year. While the industry's quota for 1942 has not yet been officially decided, informal conversations suggest a sharp curtailment is possible. Work on a broad allocation scheme for farm machinery is underway in Washington, and representatrves of Industry are conferring with office of production management members on various proposals. Secretary of Agriculture Wtckard recommended to the special priorities allocation board that farm equipment manufacturers' output be set at 107 per cent of 1940 production during the coming year. Most manufacturers reportedly hoped this recommendation would be followed. As a result of the conversations in Washington, however, trade rep- resentaUves said a 107 per cent quota next year appeared remote. Favors BedvetiMi ^» «>BPP^*Wto fc^tosJ^ ** flr ^toiwH sffajSi ^ffliH^^ ^B^^Ba^s^ 1 afti fe^juiP TjmiJ? By Russia Brings Nazis to Standstill Eighteen Feared Dead In Gas Distilling Blast While emphasizing that no definite decision had been reached, trade circles Mated the OPM suggested a production quota of SO per cent of 1940 output. Most manufacturers reportedly have been operating far above this Level in 1841. All this may well bring back the heydey of the horse.* Fanners are already using hones to a greater extent than in any recent year. Wayne Dtnnmore. secretary of the Horse and'H'Mte Attrict*- Uon of America, said, and breeders are reporting more inquiries for stallions, "This indicates fanners are thinking of breeding their mares this spring to raise the horse population. 1 * Oinsmore said. "In some cases fann- ers are buying stalHona now. although they will not be used for Dinsmore said that on April 1 27 months old in the country while about 1.300.000 colts in this age group were needed for bare replacement purposes. One indirect and unexpected result of the nartntisl defense program. Dtnemore said, may be an impressive tasenaw tn the number of eotto etii srlst ea the grass.ef farmsC - -• - ^* M WM leifcrs Call wW^SvM ^•TVJBBw^BrfJBJ •^•••JsTfjW^pMj ^F ^g^BSV^V ^•^•^•WsMs^S&B^s^gfcstbi w^B^sV Hsaab^sl • V NMfime Mi HO?. I/ To Weigh Bowl Resort CHICAGO — (AP) — Leaders of the 14-non operating railroad unions Issued a caQ today for all general chairmen to meet here Nov. 13 to consider an emergency board's' recommendation ' for temporary wage Increases which fell far short of their Ben M. Jewell, president of the AFL's railway employes department. announced the policy and procedure of the 14 organisations would be formulated at this meeting. No official Munim-nt will be made on the report until after it has been thoroughly discussed by the general chairmen, he added. Jewell's group represents 900.000 workers. They have authorised a strike if necessary to enforce their dfman4«. but the national railway act prohibits them from actually walking out until 30 days after all consiliatory ptoocases of the act have run their course. The five big operating brotherhoods. with a membership of about 350.000, atao have yoted^te «i1ke it necessary. ng and Walter | gmfa grouat of unions tree to The final of heartogji on th* to no legal of the Rumor of on Attack Oil Puce Uacotjfirmed *•» and that since then the premier has received several penous at his office. The rumor was nuhnshert in London by ffrrhange Telegraph, which quoted a Moscow iwjMrt as its source. ,, Ittlk of Warship Crew Comes from Chicago _____ * 8AN DIBGO. CALIF. — (AP) — When mail bags an opened aboard the U. & a.fjrasby. destraarer on patrol duty, it is a certainty that most of the letters will bear Chicago postmarks. The Crosby might welt qualify as a floating suburb of the niinote city, because 10* of her ilS offi-en and enlisted men ant from Chicago. Lt. Conor. KncMrtM-i WUUuos. her fOj"^ffty*'*t»'g' officer, is one of the few esretKioai. Hs caat^ froaa CHARLESTON. W. VA — (AP> —A heavy explosion which shook homes a* far as half ft mile away stari/ed a fire of undetermined proportSon today at the big Carbide and Carbon Chemicals corporation plant at South Charleston Fire Chief James Barrett of South Charleston declared that none of the men in the three- story gas distillation plant could have survived th« piast. Barrett said he did not know the number of men working there but unofficial estimates placed the figure at IB. The plant Is located on Blaine Island, in the center of the Kanawha river. Navy May Discard Its Convoy System To Check Sinkings * Armed Merchantmen Sailing Singly Would Be Harder to Track • By John M. Hightownr WASHINGTON — (AP) — The menace of German submarine raids to the north Atlantic ratMd speculation in naval circles today that a complete turnabout in strategy, subordinating the use of convoys, might prove the eventual answer to the U-boat wolf pack technique. The central theory in the various methods being; explored was that mass submarine attacks would be rendered largely.Ineffective it.arm- ed merchantmen traveled singly instead of being bunched in convoys. ipeneuti) of—me amgie-veseei strategy to outsmart U-boat packs said that its logical application called for a minimum use of convoys, the routing of ships over a wide variety of constantly changing lanes and giving them guns to fight attackers. That. It was said, would free a large number of naval vessels to patrol the areas north and soath- of the British Mos to search of submarines plying between Buropssm and their Atlantic hunting gimimU If, in addition, the TT. B. navy increased its effective patrol range beyond Icelandic waters by developing bases on the British Isles, the Germans might find their north Atlantic raids much less profitable. The convoy system, naval men say, was developed to a high point of perfection in 1917 and itlg. Its successful operation, then as now, depended on the submarine's great risk in tttffrlrig a group of ships protected by destroyers. Official disclosure in Canada yesterday that nasi submarines have been operating off Newfoundland indicated how the naxts probably have been able to find~their objectives so well after dark In-the perilous area west of Iceland. The generally accepted belief here is that the long-range subs off Newfoundland lie in wait, not to attack, but to spot and trail convoys from a safe distance soon after they leave port. When it reaches the west-of-Ioe- land area the big U-boat, by short wave, gives position and probable route of the quarry to a group of th* smaller, shorter range U-boats operating in that area and itself hrads for home. The small subs: then launch their attack at the most fa : roraoir moment. Chemists Develop Gasoline Uan using caustic soda and metha- nsi. WM devetoped after 10 yean «f •svertawntatton by Atlantic Befm- tag rhusnwti Oouey said tt would be licensed for use by other reflnen. The new nftaery sfltttmd tesaovea- from gasoline practical)* aU its sulphur. the element which creates the bad ss»ell. When the sulphur and its compounds are removed, the amount of tetraethyl lead needed for the production of anti-knock, high comprecskm motor foel is considerably reduced. Beaten Candidate Seeks To Sell Her Placards KLLWOOD CITY, PA.— fAP>— defeated Tuesday in the election for Lawrence county register and recorder. Mrs. bperenoe Braphy. thrifty housewife, balked today at marking up her campaign as a total lots. fine inserted the following advertisement fe the «nvood Ctty Ledger: -For sate—Unusecl candidate car** wad placard*. Could be used for pads under rugs or to line hen nmmss and garagec. No reasonable offer refused. I nave to get Mxswthi** cut at thfe election, •spertittc* Broftoy. 1 * sirs. Brorfcy. a Denacr&t. lost to a Orvttte Moscow and Leningrad Called Safe for Winter; Enemy Held in Crimea (By The Associated Press) Adolf HiUcr's boast that German victory would attend the drive on Moscow In the "last great, decisive, battle of Oils year" has been exploded by tenacious Soviet resistance, informed London quarters said today, declaring that the fuehrer has now abandoned hope of capturing either Moscow or Leningrad this winter. On the fighting front, masses of Russian icacrvta were reported to have broken through nati lines before the U. 8. 8. R. capital, while on the southern (Ukraine) front. Soviet dispatches said the Germans were retreating from a corpse-strewn •one of the Donets river basin. In a speech from Moscow, on the eve of the 34th anniversary of the boishevist revolution. Premier Joseph Stalin said German losses in the four-month-old struggle had reached 4.500.000 killed, wounded cr captured. Stalin declared flatly that "the blitzkrieg has failed." but with an evident reference to Great Britain, be complained that "one of the chief factors facing the red army at the present moment is the lack of a sec* ond front in Europe." Tass, the official Russian news agency, said the Germans bad fallen back with heavy losses, at several points around Hbeoow. Altogether, the picture was among; the brightest yet painted for Russia's defense ermios. •"" Kven In the Crimea, latest advice* reaching London indicated that the Germans had made little progress toward the great Black sea naval base of Sevastopol since last Sunday, when they were reported only 30 miles away. BrtUahmilitj nt~ao—~~~ far as to declare Sevastopol might withstand siege indefinitely, report-^ ing thai the city of S0,000 was defended by well supplied troops manning "very strongly fortified posi- Adolf muer's field headquarters declared that pursuit of the beaten the ea- AfcamsV UBU nd *fff unite in th* Talla mountains and "pushed through a broad front- to the coastal region between Yalta aad Ftodbriya. . On the central front, authorita- live London quarters said the 9*. day-old German drive on Moscow was now "very definitely held." There were indications that Siberia-trained red army reserves, some aoOjOOO of them now reported fighting on the Moscow front, may have turned the tide In that all-important struggle. The Husslsns said German soldiers were again entrenching defensively and half burying tanks to use as pillboxes against Green Urges Citizenry To Mark Armistice Day, Civilian Defense Week ILL. — (AP> — ArsaisttDe day. next Tuesday, and Civilian Defense week, beginning on Araustiae day. were con mended by" Governor Green today, In separate proclamations urging their observ- ofL of the United States be displayed sjsneraUy at the homes of citisens throughout the state and on public During Civilian Defense week, th* i proclamation said, Tur»s of Illinois to give C*M- -itfcm to th* planned oh•sot UM period, and to the •ad sastbod by which they For Rural Teacher RANTOUL. ILL. — (AP) — U. George o. Kfcttob. U. a A., taught the kids at Ottford a lesson the other day. It came about through a visit ha paid to a country school teacher who was needed as a witness before a court Martial at Chanute field, where Nichols was serving as assistant trial Judge advocate. The teacher was willing to testify, but •he coaldnt leave her class. "Boar iTtnit fr****^ me teach school while you're gonct" the lieutenant suggested. The teacher qgraed. aad Nichols took her pise* at the blackboard in tee one^mosa rural f fo>«| -It was nothing, nothing at all," he said when he returned to army life several hours later. KilUd as Auto Upsets SAUBi, ILL.— (AP)— C. W. of 1ft Vemon, U, «*• faUUy in- Jund sut night when bis car left tin highway and overturned In a ftoM sswea ssHss smi^frt of »e died en route to a hosptteJ. am. a salsHaan for the Reed Roller fonaarlj lived IB La.

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