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3-iin Arizona Republic, PKoenix, Friday Morning, February 21, 1941 Page Seven MANS CLAIM 65,000 TONS OF BRITISH SHIPPING IS BLASTED ited I ''•' s he Kc. Torpedo, jjDamage Imported Feb. 20-<AP)-Fif- it ships in the sen-ice ...tasnd a British destroyer "Steed to the crash of * W ff bombs within 48 » -Interpreting The War News- Strangulation At Sea erman Aim ships totaled activity in the of Britain was fact that none of • from submarines, raiding was repre- 'bv the report of one - fleet of mosquito which dashed into southern reaches of me IKS- command said, of this fast little craft «a M two merchant ships, veri- S destruction and escaped. !• to the bombed ships, the ,*!l";Sd they had to rely jd be Immediate- b} . the attackinR it the reports on [ from "total loss to "believed lost." bulation of Ger- By KJRKE L. SIMPSON As spring approaches, world nerves are being keyed up day by day for word from London or Berlin that Germany has launched her great offensive to win the war in 1941. ,. * T ™ ere are circumsta nces, however, which suggest to this writer that Nazi strategy may take an entirely different course. What mav come first is a prolonged attrition campaign aimed primarily at Eng- and's Atlantic lifelines. An invasion attempt well may await results of the sea warfare. Would Be Cumulative If that conception of German warplanes is sound, there would be no "der tag," or particular day, for the launching of the *reat drive. It would be a cumu- ative affair; Nazi U-boats, long- range bombers and surface raiders would gradually intensify their activities as the weather permitted. of the high "ri'citine actions yester- ,.J reports given out with S«d" but unofficial stamp toBldevening, covering opera- K today: today. i iKBO-ton armed merchant ' >avily hit with bombs" L so miles west of the Sridesthis afternoon; ship halt- uA "total loss is assumed, too cargo vessels of 6,000 and m tons bombed off the moutn te Humber, east of England s afternoon; one is believed and possibly two. ,iro armed freighters totaling in toni iombed at noon north- Si of Ireland;, they "win never 2,000 and 1,500 s, dive*ombed in. convoy south- rtof Harwich; the larger -was iv% damaged and listed and snuller, was holed and fell o( convoy; both "assumed lost" festeriay: Iritish destroyer set afire near rwicb. • •> Two armed merchantmen, total' 10,000 tons, torpedoed •dbaat by 'our merchantmen, totaling at A 6,000 tons, bombed in convoys ith of the Hebrides and off the qlish East and Southeast coasts. to merchantmen, totaling 16,- itons, directly hit in air raid " ' is in harbor of British- 1 Bengasi, Libya. LS. Uses Bulk foi World Oil [SEW YORK, Feb. 20—(AP)— s United States last year used nst twice as much petroleum B its substitutes as all the rest the world combined, it was re Jed today to the American In mite of Mining and Metallurgi i Engineers by J. W. Ristori, V t Garfias and R. V. Whetsel Bfisticians of Cities Service Com fiy. : Diey found the United State sumed 1,330,000,000 barrels o !uid substitutes. They estimatet it foreign nations used 675,8S5,00( ' lels for civil purposes and hat >1 1225 barrels left over for mili- *y use or possible storage. They pointed out that their es- aat ^concerning consumption oa production for belligerent entries were ^"highly conjectural" a they had been forced to assume mat the rate of civil consumption these countries has declined 80 ST. cent'since the German occu-, ation;or the effect of the war '^Itself felt 1 the three ex-—«,, produced 88,100,000 bar- Ms note of petroleum and substi- ™* last y ear than it consumed. To back up the idea, neutral naval circles in London estimate hat the Nazis, will have 600 U-boats available for the spring campaign. That lends strength to previous intimations from many quarters that Germany has been 'everishly building submarines. Most of them are said to be small craft p! relatively limited radius of action. The failure, of the Luftwaffe to achieve daylight control, of the air over England forced Berlin to revise its war plans. Some observers "n this country in touch with official reports from Germany and all German-occupied regions of the continent have reflected more concern over Nazi submarine activities than over a reported great expansion of the German air force. U-Boats Stressed It is recalled, also, that in his January 30 speech in Berlin Adolf Hitler stressed U-boats as the weapon which would nullify American efforts to help Britain. It was set down as significant that for the first time he founded his victory predictions more on submarines than upon air power. If it is submarines, intimately co-operating with aircraft and occasional Nazi surface raiders, upon which Berlin is chiefly relying for victory, it would tend to explain much in German diplomatic strategy. It could mean that what Germany actually is seeking to accomplish in the Balkans is preservation of the status quo. That would mean just enough Nazi help for Italy in the Mediterranean and in Africa to keep her in the war—and to keep a substantial part of British sea power in that theater of operations. It would mean also just enough pressure on Balkan neutrals like Turkey, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia to keep them inactive so far as helping Greece goes. What happens in Fascist armies in Albania may concern Germany only if it brings about an internal upheaval in Italy that threatens to take her out of the war. The same reasoning might- be applied to Japanese activities in the Pacific. They have certainly contributed to a dispersion of British sea power as a time approaches when the British navy may be facing the greatest test since the days of the Spanish Armada. Hitler showmanship would find a grand gesture appealing, a day appointed for the great attack. Nazi military genius, however, probably still reckons that an invasion of England will be possible only if and when she has been worn down by sea strangulation and aerial bombing. Nazi Speaker Warns Dutch AMSTERDAM (Via Berlin), Feb. 20—(AP)—A declaration that the Netherlands of the future must be a Nazi state. and a warning to Hendrikus Colijn, former premier, to "keep quiet" was voiced by a German party speaker tonight at the first of a series of propaganda meetings sponsored by Dutch and German Nazis. Asserting Colijn had refused to co-operate with German occupying authorities, the speaker said, "When Colijn keeps quiet we won't do him any harm because he is an old man. But in case he would become active we want to tell him we have his full register of sins at our disposal." The meeting was told that a "curious" inclination toward the House of Orange" (a reference to Queen Wilhelmina who is in exile in London) could only hamper relations with Germany, and that "Germany cannot tolerate different-minded peoples on her border." "We do'not interfere with Netherlands affairs, but we surely do with Jews who are not Dutch," the speaker added. Colijn is head of the Calvinist party and was a powerful pre- invasion statesman. He resigned as premier in August of 1939. Last fall a large number of his friends were reported arrested by the German authorities as reprisal for the internment of Germans in the Dutch East Indies. Tonight's meeting is a current phase of a political campaign to build up support of the Dutch Nazi party of Anton Mussert, whose followers have engaged in street clashes with other Netherlanders in months past. Spring LJ-Boat Attack May Turn War's Tide Clothes-Rationing System Clamped Down On Paris By PRESTON GROVER PARIS (Via Berlin), Feb. 13— (Delayed)—(AP)—A German rationing system was imposed upon Paris as a clothes distributing center today and the reaction among the individualistic French may be describefl as one of incredulity. At first at least both merchants and customers were disposed to take the system with a grain of salt Exempt from the regulations are 35 of the exclusive designers of Paris. They may sell as , many 1,000-franc high-couture frocks to a customer as she wants. So Paris still can hold on to its reputation as a fashion center. But the 150-ppint annual ration card issued to each person' bears down heavily on the small copying houses and stores dealing in cheaper clothing. A woolen dress would take 50 of these points, leaving 100 points for stockings, underwear, suit, coat and all the rest Many Leaks Predicted Persons who know the disposition of the populace predicted there would be far more leaks in the system than ever were found in Germany. Without a special permit a person could not even buy a spool of thread in Berlin, in so far as this reporter could determine through weeks of experiment while stationed in the German capital. But on the first day, at least, there was more frolicsome French fooling about rationing in Paris than strict obedience. That is a characteristic contrast between serious, obedient Germans and liberty- ioving Frenchmen. Many stores stood flat by the regulations and closed their doors to make inventory. But Store* Sell Freely on the boulevard Des Capucines, where are some of the best stores in Paris—although not the most exclusive—many stores were selling freely whatever was asked. "The regulations," said one merchant, "didn't really go into effect today." One tailor, asked about the prospect of getting a suit of clothes, blithely offered to take the order, "now or later." "If a man needs a suit," he said, "he needs a suit and there are ways." Announcement of the clothes rationing did, however, precipitate a buying boom. The rationing affects not only the French population but soldiers of the German occupying army as well. German buying of the past several months already has reduced stocks of many goods to low levels, and some stores have imposed restrictions of their own on the amount that may be sold to one customer. Restrictions on shoe purchases went into effect long ago. It takes a special permit from the city hall to get a pair, and it requires weeks to get the permit The process involves an inspection of the shoes the would-be buyer has at home. Movies) Slides Will Be Shown Color movies of The Dons trek into the Superstition mountains and color slides of Arizona flowers by Morris Duncan, The Dons trek photographer, will feature an engineers and architects dinner meeting in Hotel Adams at 7 o'clock tonight. While the meeting has been called by Fred M. Guirey, president of the Phoenix chapter, American Association of Engineers, there also will be discussed at the meeting activities of the Phoenix Engineers Luncheon Club and the Arizona Association of Engineers. A decision as to whether weekly or monthly, night or luncheon meetings should be held by the en gineers groups will be sought a tonight's meeting, Mr. Guirey said The- weekly luncheon meetings of the Phoenix chapter, American Association of Engineers, have no' been held for several weeks. jermans Leave For New Mexico SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20— AP)—Forty sailors from the scut ed German liner Columbus lef ere tonight by train to help pre are quarters near Fort Stanton F. M., where the rest of the cre\ 'ill be quartered until the end o he war. A previous contingent of 38 me) rom Angel island immigration sta on, where the crew has beei uartered for more than a year eft for the abandoned New Mexic Civilians Conservation Corps Camp icir new home, last January 2, "he remainder, approximately 377 vill be moved there in about tw veeks. The British blockade has pre- ented the seamen returning to Phoenix Is Named is year's Hoofbeats, j-hoenix High School's an- p J?* 1 * named yesterday by director o£ , the Martha Tway, je Davies, Frances M»t Pollock, Jeannie Cut- jnuy Schupp, Betsy Smith, »rk, Anne McKee, Gloria Rosemary Mac Annon, Phil x, and Gene ! the art department Is Hipp, under whom work lOtographer, Ralph Ran- snEm«, T °otie Mclntyre, and eiS^ solicitors, Jack Mock- .^nertert Smith, Doris McLellan •flings, Evelyn Feighner ftutsumida, Albert Zeitlin «itlin, Doreen Leymoyne wguiia Grigsby, Barbara ™. Rosemary Detwiler, and ! Drummond. u . v Begins 7<>rfe/n Italy ABT 8 **' Switzerland, Feb. 20 ~ The newspaper La published in Frlbourg, today, '_"We were sur'•d this morning on containing L'Awen- «, Bologna news- trie stamp of the Ger•™y censor: 'Passed by of the teoth. * ern correspondent of ' ™ ews P a Per, Demo- iihed a t Delemont, JJ°- According to well-ln- "» wmrees some time -ago (German secret po- "« en te at Milan were y«h the censorship of from Italy to Switeer- •Jf U «, Caused considerable de|IM Correspondent said, that the Gestapo censoring thejtele- Two Men Face Felony Counts Two 20-year-old Phoenicians, Clarence E. Self, a superior court probationer, and William C. Scribner, both of 1635 Grand avenue, were charged yesterday in East Phoenix Precinct Justice Court with burglary and grand theft. They are accused of taking two radios, a pair of riding trousers, three quilts, and a blanket from the home of Mrs. Lucille Jones, 19S7A East Van Buren street, in a burglary January 38. They waived preliminary hear- ng on that charge and were held or superior court action in lieu of 11,000 bonds. The second complaint accuses them of stealing four sacks of al- alfa seed, all valued at $70.40, Tom the Northrup King and = Company plant, 801 East Madison avenue, tv street, February 12 and selling Jt born road. ,o the' Capitol Fuel, Feed and Seed Company here. They have not appeared on that charge. The pair was arrested by deputies of Ixm Jordan, sheriff, and James O. l*cky, adult probation officer, Tuesday and it was necessary to subdue Self in order to take him into custody, officers said. Sheriff Jordan said Self cut his right wrist when he drove his fist through the pane in a door at the sheriff's office. He was given a blood transfusion. Self was granted three years' probation in 1939 on a burglary charge. o Ohio Ordered To Pay Jobless COLUMBUS, O., Feb. 20—(AP)— The Ohio Supreme Court held today the state bureau of unemployment compensation must pay jobless benefits to 6,675 coal miners idle during a shutdown in the bituminous coal district in 1939. The decision set aside H. C. Atkinson's ruling -as administrator that the men were on strike and therefore not entitled to benefits. Thosuands of Ohio miners were idle froTApril 1, 1939, until May 12 while their union, the United! Mine Workers of America, nego-j tlated for a new contract witnj bituminous coal operators. ..,„,; Bus-Truck Accident Brings Damage Suit Marcos -Nunez and his wife Manuela, sued the Santa Fe Trai Transportation Company and the Denver-Los Angeles Trucking Company for $3,000 yesterday m Maricopa County Superior Court, charging Mrs. Nunez was Injured in a bus-truck collision. The accident allegedly occurrec November 28 six miles south of Prescott. Mrs. Nunez was a pas senger on the bus, according to the complaint. Workman Dies While On Duty Walter H. Ellwanger, 64 years old, 1819 West Jefferson street cable splicer for the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company, suffered a fatal heap attack yesterday morning while working in a manhole on Fourth avenue, two blocks north of Os- irn road. „ . , ,_ He was pronounced dead by a physician after being pulled to the surface by a fire department rescue squad. • Ellwanger had been employee by the telephone company 15 years. His only known survivor a sister, Belle Ellwanger of Port land. Ore., was notified. 'Good equipment makes a good farmer better" U. S.-British Wool Purchase Rumored BRADFORD, Eng., Feb. 20— AP)—Reports circulated here to- lay that the British and United LONDON, Feb. 20—(AP)—A ;reat German undersea offensive :his spring with 600 submarines let oose against British shipping was Tedicted today by a neutral naval ource. Such a campaign would be for one of two purposes-^either to irepare the way for invasion of hese islands or to provide a momentary substitute for Adolf Hiter's promised assault, this observer aid. "The deciding battle of the war more likely will be fought in the northwestern approaches to Britain than on her beaches," this source said, as a result of what he pictured as a "vast" Nazi submarine building program. In the event Hitler elects to sub- ;titute such an offensive for a ipring invasion attempt, the results he would seek to achieve were pre- licted as twofold: to choke the low of American supplies and em- >rie reinforcements and to exhaust he Royal Navy's already overworked antisubmarine forces. 300 At A Time The Germans are reported equipped to throw 300 submarines at a .ime against Britain's shipping anes. This is three times the number of U-boats attacking British shipping at any one time during :he undersea campaign of 1940, the naval expert declared. He estimated that the Germans iad an undersea fleet of 300 by September, 1940, but that 100 of :hese always were in port and another 100 on the way to their hunt- "ng grounds. "Because of the development of bases close to the shipping lanes and airplane reconnaissance," this observer said, "half of the present fleet of 600 U-boats always will be hunting." Many of the new Nazi submarines were described as of the "minnow" type of between 250 and 330 tons. Warning To Japs Urged By Oregon SALEM, Ore., Feb. 20— (AP)— Gov. Charles A. Sprague of Oregon urged President Roosevelt today to warn Japan that "this country will not tolerate a southward thrust by Japan." "The Pacific coast states are vitally concerned, x x x We desire friendly relations with Japan, but strongly oppose Japan's policies which threaten the security of the Orient and .endanger the nationa" intAvae* f*f tVlA TTnitosl Ciafe* » *Vlt the . interest of the United States," governor said in a telegram. o School Journalists Receive New Honors Three North Phoenix High School journalists, after winning top honors in an intramural Quil and Scroll contest, received hon orable mention in the national con test, J. C. Raymond, faculty spon sor, announced yesterday. They were Pat Haire, ad writing Martha Tway, copy reading, am Floyd Longwell, headline writing Since last June Germany was eported to be building U-boats in er own shipyards and those of Torway, Denmark, and the Neth- rlands. Standardization Is Aim • German production, the naval uthority said, has been aimed at tandardization by which parts for small, fairly simple" U-boats ould be assembled in any ship- ard. He pointed out that two German hipyards, Germania and Desch- mag, turned out 10 fairly large eagoing submarines in nine months of 1936 and 1937 "before he Nazis had really organized this ndustry." With ports along the Atlantic seaboard from the Arctic Circle to the Bay of Biscay and aircraft-spotting obviating long searches for convoys, the German navy can emphasize construction of smaller types of U-boats. The small types displace between 50 and 330 tons and carry a omplement of 23 men and three 1-ineh torpedo tubes. Their sur- ace speed is 13 knots. The naval expert pointed oui hat the smaller crews solved part f Germany's training problem. Up to now, he asserted, the Germans have employed for the most part oceangoing types of 740 ons, carrying 40 crewmen and six 1-inch torpedo tubes, and other eagoing craft displacing 500 to 17 tons and carrying crews of 35 nd the same number of torpedo ubes as the larger one. Book Is Strategy Basis The German design for a spring ea campaign is forseen in Ger man Admiral Wegener's book Naval Strategy of the World iVar." Reviewing World War mistakes IB proposed a "trade war" with control of communications" a he dominant aims of German naval strategy. These, the admira vrote, could be accomplished with jut the intermediary step of i truggle with Britain's larger flee or general command of the seas. In line with this, the Germans scrupulously have avoided contact with Britain's home fleet, employing instead submarines and surface raiders against British convoys. The fear that inefficiency in th control of British merchant ship >ing might contribute to the pos sible success of this campaign was seen as behind current calls i he press for a "dictator" of ship ping to end the "shipping muddle. Ronald Cross, minister of ship ping, has been the principal targe if these attacks. De Gaulle Forces Claim Successes NEW YORK, Feb. 20—(AP)—A Sritish broadcast heard here tonight by the Columbia Broadcast- ng System credited the Free Drench forces with new successes against the Italian oasis of Cufra n Southeast Libya. Quoting the Free French wire- ess at Brazzaville on the Congo, he British broadcast said the Ital- ans made a sortie from Cufra on Tuesday but after three hours of sharp fighting with motorized units, the Free French under Colonel LeClerc forced the Fascists )ack, "leaving .war material and >risoners in French hands." The Italian military communi- que of Wednesday claimed to have )eaten back enemy motorized "orces at Cufra, but did not Identi- :y them as Free French. for SPRING PAINTING Old Colonial Porch IXrk afl« KNAMEL Spec. Qt TlIC TKU-UTE ENAMEL 85C 12 Pule Sliadei—Special* Four Hour Kcr. Jl.05 FLOOR SPAR flC» SPK. qt oac 100% Pure OUTSIDE *7 7C Paint. Spec. C»l V&./9 C A H I L L Paint Co. E. Monroe SI. Cor. N. 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BE SURE to use genuine, time-tested VICES VAPORUB. • )» ^ ••£/ States governments are considering a plan for joint purchase of all South America's wool clips for the • duration of the war to prevent the wool going to Soviet Russia for possible subsequent transfer to Germany. TRADE-IN YOUR OLD WATCH 1941 BULOVA ON A rauciuA 17 J«wth $247*' WINSTOM AMERICAN EAGIE 21 J*w*to S49» YOUR OLD WATCH IS TTOCB DOWN PAXMEJJT LADY BULOVA 17 Jtwtii J3373 TERMS AS LOW AS WEEKLY SALE! NON-RUN MESH PUKE SILK HOSIERY $1 Value CQ< Chiffons Vtr Ringless LEED'S 34 WEST WASHINGTON Home of Enna JettickftShoes Many used cars, after being carefully reconditioned by your Chevrolet dealer, have approximately two-thirds of their normal satisfactory transportation life remaining, and yet sell for as little as one- third of their original cost! Think that over, and then—go to see your Chevrolet dealer and learn how little it will actually cost you to own one. of his famous Quality OK used cars. 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