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FIFTY - EIGHTH YEAR. NUMBER 199 CIRCLEVHXE, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1941. THREE CENTS. t 4 w - . uffi ; y u if iDJiEu imiQjy 1 ' asses - - - a ssas aw - - ft - : , , . t, f o) 5) , - , ... i O it Confer in Tokyo FIGHT : BETWEEN Germans Throw Air Force At Soviet Along Dnieper I Art for Freedom's Sake? Useslincoln'sWords F. To Cite Country's Peril WASHINGTON, Aug. 34 - Deftly guided by President Rooaevelt'a own hand, a White House eampalga viae la full swing today to make the American public realize It faces material sacrifices If Adolf Hitler's dreams of a Nasi world domination are to be crushed. - In so many words, the President warned people of the United States that "hard, tough fighting that will hurt somebodr" la la prospect If the democracies are going to atop Germany. Quite frankly, Mr. Roosevelt laid plans with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill loklng forwsrd to a continuation of the war Into 1913. The chief executive. It appeared, had put a finger on the national pulse and found a sluggish apathy that distressed him. Poor morale In the army camps. Indifference of management and labor In notable Instances to urgency ef the defense program, and a general public lethargy Induced by unawarenesa of what lies ahead all have eome to his notice In recent weeks. A first step to correct this situation was seen In the surprise announcement of the War Department that 300,000 "hardship" selectee and Na tional Guardsmen will be mustered out of the Army between now and December 10; that men who attained the age of 28 by last July 4 will be re leased In order of their length of service ; that all married men will be discharged after 12 months In ramp, and that all others need expect to serve only from 14 to 18 months In alL Followed Bill Signing This army plan of progressive demobilization came only 24 hours after Mr. Roosevelt signed the bill extending from 12 months to SO the time men eaa be kept In camp. Only by the critical margin of 20S to 202 had administration leaders forced the 80 - month Service Act through the House. In the absence of War Department clarification, and on the basis of the President's comments at Tuesday's press conference, observers resetted the conclusion that the Army high command la intent on weeding out dissenters, trouble - makers and older men In the enlisted ranks to make way for younger, more ptlable and more willing men. Mr. Roosevelt himself had urged the legislation extending military service by . 18 months on the ground that arbitrary discharges at the end of 12 moatha would disintegrate , the Army. Gea. RUSSIANS FIGHT FLEETS OF NAZI TROOP CARRIERS Parachutists To Play Big Role In Next Phase Of Ukraine Battle - LENINGRAD IS MENACED Four Armies Moving Into Northern Struggle; Rail Objective MOSCOW. Aug. 20 Ormany'i armlet are preparing to hop over tha Dnieper River In the greatest air - borna offenaiva since the fall of Crete, it waa believed today aa tha Red air force battled fleeta of ?azi flying transport on the Ukraine Front, Several huge four - en gined Junkera tranaporta were shot down yeaterday. an official bulletin Each carried a light tank in ad dition to troopa. "Largo numbers of Junkers and Meaaorschmitta have been arriv tag In German lines on the south western front," the Moscow eonv munlquo said, adding: "Soviet planes 'took off, attacked, and shot down three Messerachroitts and four Junkers.? (oerman nuiuary omctaia . in Berlin said tha broad reaches of i military difficulty. In London British authorities said they expected parachutists to play an important part in the German attempt to fores a crossing of the Dnieper. Leningrad Menaced As the Germans prepared for a fresh offensive in the south, Nazi troopa menaced strongly - fortified Leningrad from a new direction - based on Novgorod, 100 miles to ". v v ?: r t Jjr 0 1 r - t, v s x 'WkmmJ' t, mm :: - j 1 vfriiJili iiliinillif If ''It I W1LXJAM (SUck Willie) Sut - ton, 85, right, a . bandit serving a 25to - 50 - year prison sentence In Eastera state penitentiary, Philadelphia, la aa ao compilsbed artist. 1 A guard, above, examinee plaater - of - Paris mask Sutton made of hie own face and aaad. Prtson officials believe Sutton intended to place them la) his cell bunk to maka It appear occupied aa raeo during a planned escape, I Foe of New Deal Ready To Close Chicago Bank aasssiansBBMaaaenaNBsessasBBBMBaaaeneaBBeeM ): - - " .... CHICAGO, Aug. 20J. M. ("100 Percent) Nichols, staunch foe of the New Deal, today was carrying out the final steps necessary to make good his 1940 promise that if President Roosevelt was reelected for A third term he would liquidate his First National Bank of Chicago's southwest side, Nichols, called "100 percent" in banking circles because of his policy AFL - CIO HURTS BIG FACTORIES All h City Traffic Disrupted: 400,000 Depend On Public Rides To Reach Jobs V, HUDSON CLOSES PLANTS Mayor Calls Labor Leaders To Discuss Difficulties, Appeal For Truce . ; . DETROIT, Aug. 20 An A. F. of L, strike paralyzed street car and bus facilities In the na tlon's fourth largest city today, throwing 11,000 men out of work at one automobile company,. Imperilling progress on defense con tracts and inconveniencing hundreds of thousands of workers. Informed of the strike. Mayor Edward C. Jeffries went promptly to City Hall and arranged for a conference with leadera of tha union responsible for the strike. , Promptly at 4 a. m. operations on one of the most far flung municipal transportation systems in the country came to a standstill, only a few hours after an A. F. of L. union voted to strike because of a jurisdictional dispute) with a CIO union. : Immediate effects of the strike were soon evident The Hudson Motor Car Company, engaged in filling defense orders, shut down three plants employing 11,000 persona when, only a limited number appeared for the first shift; umerou ' other pefroitauto firms working on defense orders reported thousands of employes appeared late for work. Offices also reported their staffs were 'trickling in. Auto Traffic Congested , Private automobilea jammed a 11 main avenues leading Into the city. At some centers, congestion 's such that traffic advanced at a snail's pace. Taxi - cabs did a land office business, refusing after a few hours to accept mors calls. Kind hearted motorists picked up many persons who stood on street corners. It was estimated that 400.000 persons dally depend on Detroit Street Railway facilities for trans porta tion to work and that an aggregate of 1.200,000 passengers Is carried daily. The DSR Commission promised to attempt to restore service as soon as possible but not until it was established that public safety was not endangered. Despite the general inconvenience, the majority of workers In ths downtown section managed to arrive at jobs in one manner or another and speedily began to arrange for transportation during the duration 'of 4he strike. Detroit Police Superintendent Louis L. Berg cancelled all fur loughs and assigned every avail able man to strike duty In Detroit. Seeking more men, ths police chief (Continued en Page Two) FIVE U. S. NAVY AIRMEN KILLED IN TWO CRASHES MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 20 - Five Navy fliers were dead in Florida today aa ths result of two crashes; one a head - on crash of two "blind' flying planes at an altitude of 4,500 feet. A lieutenant and two cadets were killed in the head - on crash near Penaacola as the two planes were flying by instruments. The dead were Lt William J. Sisko, S3, of Pontiac, Mich and Cadets Cassius Menlo Thovas, 22. of Te - more, CaL, and Edwin W, Holt, 22. of Pearl River, N. T. Second - Lieutenant George B. Axtell, of Baden. Pa., aucceeeded in saving himself by bailing out after ths aerial collision. Two cadets Wilber Lewis Bosch, 23, V. S. Naval Reserve, of Falls Church, Vs., and Otis K Inset, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, of Williamsburg, Ky. were killed when their plane crashed la the evergladee, IS miles' west of the Miami naval air station at Opalocka. The three killed sear Penaacola were members of Squadron I ef the Pensaeola air station. . the southeast Fighting also was ' must be ready for aggressive ac - revived suddenly on the South Cen - tion "so that ws may be able, if tral Front in the Gomel sector. Revealing that a 24 - hour battle continued with unabated fury through the night on two fronts, the non Soviet communique said: "During the night fighting went ! on along the entire front. It was especially stubborn in tha direc - tions of Novgorod and Gomel" Aa the German campaign In the Ukraine entered a new phase, with the Dnieper River the center of fighting Russian authorities expressed conviction that the Nazis (Continued on Page Two) o ' - j j i AmbfUMiador Grew ' Foreign Minister Teyeda , JOSEPH C Grew, top, Fatted J A. States ambassador i ? pan, and Japanese) Foreign Minister Trtjfre Toyoda. bottom. have conferred la Tokyo mm matter described ss ef vital Importance. European Bulletins TOKYO Major . D. Hamil ton, Intelligence officer for the fourth I. H. Marina Corps In Shanghai, today denied a story In the Tokyo Yomiuri that two thirds of the marines In Shanghai are being removed to Manila. Do mrl, official Japanese news agency, , quoted Major Hamilton as saying: "We are not moving out. However, said Doraei. Informed quarters understand that the United States transport Henderson la due at Shanghai at the end of this month, "bringing replacements which are believed to he considerably fewer than the number withdrawn." The agency estimated the number of marines now In Shanghai at approximately 900. LONDON Prime Minister Mackenzie King ef C anada has arrived In london. It waa revealed today, king conferred with the war cabinet, and will have privste talks with Prime Minister f Churchill. LONDON living the Germans no respite, the RAF again attacked northwestern Germany last night, tha Air Ministry announe k ed today. A few German raiders 'swept lulsnd over Britain during (Continued on Tage Two) OUR WEATHER MAM MM , Itivh TumiIhv. H. Imw Wedrieietliiv, , lUtnfall, .& in'hs. - ( K4 1ST Fair and foniiitui moderate tcniertur 1VdniMiay and Vd - neariay night; Tlturday iiicressifif cloudins and Hatruier with neat - tcrad httwr likely in t portion Thunidrtv sfttrnoon or niirht. IfcVII'UK.Vri ltfcIS feliMKW Ht ltl - Kirh Lw en Abitens, Tex. Tiisntarck. N. Dak. ..... 1 ITi " - S 02 74 MORE MEN MUSTl00 Defense committee and QUICK - THIN KING AMERICAN SAVES PAL WITH R. A. F. f ' 1 ' " 1 LONDON, Aug. 20 Quick action and keen thinking by Pilot Officer Bono of California today were credited with saving Pilot 6. W. Olson of Boise, Idaho, from Uonsible death or, atbesUJh.prl - laonment in a Nazi internment camp. Members of the American Eagle squadron, Bono and. Olson were returning from a large - scale R. A. F. sweep over France yesterday when Olson's plane was attacked by a Messerschmitt. Bono dashed into the fight, and shot down the German craft. Then the CaUfomian noticed that Olson, his plane damaged, was planning to make a crash landing in France. Bono radioed quickly: "Keep on going; you've got plenty of height." Olson glided his plane far out over the English Channel, then bailed out. An English rescue boat picked him up and brought him safely into Dover. 0 CAPTURED RAF ACE RECEIVES SUBSTITUTE LEG LONDON, Aug. 20 Somewhere in German territory, Wing Commander Douglas A. Bader, legless R. A. F. ace, today paraded happily about with the aid of a brand new aluminum limb dropped from the skies. It took a special truce", one of the rare Interludes of gallantry in an all - out war of destruction, to give Bader, now a Nazi prisoner, his new leg. Bader's right artificial leg was smashed when he was forced to make a parachute landing during an R, A. F. sweep over Nazi - occupied territory last week. Nazi authorities, through the Red Cross, then offered to let an R. A. F, pilot bring over another 1 . . . I . . t . S 1 J AS - . ummuni irg, ami pruimaea mm th Pn 'oul not be attacked, For evial y the R. A. F. competed for the honor of delivering the new leg. Finslly t decided that Bader's own squadron known In the R. A. F. aa "Bader's Bus Service" should "escort the new leg. "Barter's Bus Service did not exactly take advsntsge of the Nazi 'truce'1 offer. The squadron : delivered the leg en masse during the normal course of a sweep over northern Fiance. One of several spare limbs kept at Bader's base, the leg wss wrapped carefully to avoid damage, and when last seen it was floating slowly to the ground, tied to a small parachuts. I . I 0 M. . ! . VANDV WINS SHITOLT PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 20 Johnny Vender Meer gave up three hits todsy to shutout the Philadelphia team, 2 to 0, In the first game of a doubleheader. Vandy drove in the first Cincinnati run with a long double. It was his fourth shutout of the COUNCIL WILL DISCUSS FINANCES WEDNESDAY EYE Curtailment of city police and fire protection, service at Berger Hospital and street light service will be discussed when Council meets Wednesday night. t - CouncUmen doubt that additional revenue to run the city departments can be secured, since voters have turned down their m mill oMw I tag - levy - - assigned the city operating during the current year. Only other means of preventing a huge financial deficit at the end of the year is to cut even more the cost of operating the city departments. o ' GABLE TO HEAD NEW ASHV1LLE ATHLETIC ASSN. O. R. Gable waa named president Tuesday evening of the Ash - Ville Athletic Association, being organized to sponsor civic de - Kvelopmente in the village, first of ; wrucn is a swimming poo. in uio Municipal Park. Other officers are Harold J. j Bowers, vice - president; Edwin irwin, secretary, ana c a. nigiey, treasurer. Another meeting will be held next Monday evening at which time lists of solicitors will be prepared to seek support in a campaign for 93,000, believed needed to construct the swimming pool and equip it, and provide for a lighting system which will make night athletic events possibilities. o ' RECENT VISITORS VICTIMS OF CAR MISHAP 'IN WEST Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Shasteen f Deercreek Township left Wednesday for Colorado Springs, Col., where they were called by the deaths of Mr. Shasteen's brother and sister - in - law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shasteen. Mr. and Mrs. Shasteen. who i were killed in an automobile ac - cldent, had been guests in the J. L. Shasteen home about three I weeks ago when visiting relatives! and friends in Ohio. j 4 - H CLUB BOYS. GIRLS COMPETE FOR HONORS Girls from Pickaway County's 4 - H clothing clubs wete meeting at the Farm Bureau office on East Main Street Wednesday to participate In the elimination contest for the aelection of representatives to the State Fair dress revue. Other girls from the county's ! 4 - H clubs met Wednesday in the r a m s j m J county neaun ornce, wnere a healthiest girl and healthiest boy from the county will be selected. Boys from the county's various clubs will come to the health office Thursdsy morning for examination. b Junior Fair Board members will meet Wednesday night in the office of County Superintendent George McDowell to make final I LEGION CHOOSES HARTPENCE AS NEW COMMANDER YOUNGSTOWN, Aug. 20 New officers of the Ohio Department of the American Legion today prepared to take office and plan for next year's convention, at Cleveland aa delegates to the four - day netiogfUrted thai Aomeward4 journey. - - - At tha closing business meeting Floyd Hartpence of Westervills waa elected commander, Martin V. Coffey of Middletown, vice commander, John Hendrixaon of Cincinnati, treasurer, and Msgc Frank Legowskl of Toledo, chaplain. National Commander Milo J. Warner of Toledo, principal speaker at the concluding session, warned Legionnaires the United States necessary, to choose the tiras of attack." We said the American people must keep their eyes on the tar get because, although death, suf - Bering and destruction have not been seen in the United States, they may. be nearer than we think." , Among the principal resolutions adopted by the Legion were those urging the national organization to continus its fight against Communism and to favor a strong defense program. Support for the lease - lend aid to Russia was rejected by both the on the convention floor. The American Legion women's Ohio auxiliary elected Mrs. Fred C. Swing of Cincinnati, commander; Mrs. Frederick Watts, Toledo, first vice commander, and Mrs. A. N. Davidson of Chilllcothe, treasurer. Commander Hartpence is a former Pickaway County school teacher, having served as principal at Pickaway Township from 1921 to 1923. o MANITOBA AREA - fAQ FPIHFMir 4 - V OF PARALYSIS WINNIPEG. Mill, Aug. 20 Health .uthoritlej .dmltted today thit Manitoba', Infantile partly .1. and al.pina; alcknttu .pld "aching "alarmln pro - portions." Infantile paralysis cases climbed to 078 In the province today, while 102 cases of sleeping sickness were reported. Cooler weather has not brought the falling off In the spread of the diseases which heslth officials had looked for. Rather, both diseases appear on the increase. There wss some speculation whether schools would open on schedule ten days hence. WHEAT tP THREE CENTS Wheat climbed three cents to 91 Wednesday on tha Clrclevllls market, elevator men believing the jump being in sympathy with m steady upswing in grain prices. - - - SEARCH OF HOBO CAMPS STARTED TO HUNT KILLER READING, Pa., Aug. 20 Widespread search throughout hobo jungles waa under way today for a sex maniac believed responsible for the death of eight - year - old Billy Krewson whose body was found in the Ice box of a vacant store half a block from his home. Although authorities first believed the boy missing from home a week was dead when placed in the refrigerator, police said evidence now indicates Billy lived three days and nights in the tiny coffin before succumbing. Bruises on the boy's head and scratches on the ice compartment door presumably show a vain battle to escape. "There is evidence this child wss assaulted many times," declared Coroner Paul D. Good after an autopsy. ''Examination shows he was alive when placed In the ice box and Probably lived three ; days before he wss saplst." a theory that Billy might have crawled into the ice box beceuae 0f some bovUh whim or hsve been locked in playfully by companions WM not entirely abandoned. Every vagrant in the area was j ordered rounded up. 0 , , i j 15,000 OF OHIO TROOPS ELIGIBLE FOR DISCHARGE COLUMBUS. Aug. 20 About 15,000 of ths 87,000 men Ohio has In the armed services are eligible for release under the new 28 year age limit. State Selective Service headquarters said todsy. Of the total In service. 40.000 were inducted under the Selective Service law, and most of the 15, - 000 will be released from this group and the National Guard. The othera are enlistees who signed Up for specific periods. to keep the bank on a 100 percent liquid basis at all times, declared he was just about ready to retire from the banking business "for the duration of the Roosevelt - concocted emergency. In pursuance of this aim, hs said, depositors at his request had withdrawn all but $39,000 of the more than $7,000,000 once held by the First National Most of the money still on deposit, he added, had been left by clients who could not be traced. Nichols said the First National, with 52 years of operation behind It, would resume business when, as and If financial conditions warrant." Tha bsnk's charter will be kept alive but its only activity will be real estate management At the present time, Nichols said, he was asking depositors to claim their money because he saw no way to invest it safely and profitably. TRUCKING FIRM TO CARRY SUIT TO HIGH COURT Tne weneuiei Transportation Company, Columbus, defendant in a damage suit brought by W. F. McCrady, administrator of the estate of John W. McCrady, has filed a notice in Common Pleas court that it will carry the case to the Supreme Court. The appeal has been made from the Court of Appeals decision which affirmed the judgment of of Mr. McCrady. The suit developed over the death of John McCrady In an auto collision with a Benedict truck. , " O M I J. I II li II GEN. VAN YOORHIS NAMED TO SERVE AT FORT HAYES WASHINGTON. Aug. 20The Army todsy announced that Lt. Gen. Daniel Van Voorhle. now commanding the Caribbean defense forces and the Panama Canal Department, will be transferred to command the Fifth Corns Area, Fort Hayes, Ohio, October 1, BE CALLED UP FOR ARMY DUTY SOUTH BEND, Ind., Aug. 20 - The War Department's plan to release selectees and National Guardsman after 14 to 18 months service will necessitate tha calling up of more men under the draft, in the opinion today of Brig. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, acting national director of Selective Service. General Hershey indicated that under the new system national Selective Service headquarters probably would begin calling men at the rate of 70,000 a month, which would approach the maximum number of draftees permitted to be drawn in any one year under the lavr. o FRANCIS BRYANT DIES IN CLARKSBURG HOME Funeral rites for Francis Bryant, 36, Clarksburg farmer, who died At hit home Wednesday morning at A o'clock, will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the New Holland Methodist Church with burial in the New Holland Cemetery. Mr. Bryant bsd been ill of heart disease for several months. He was a son of the lata Frank and Laura Bryant. His mother died two weeks ago. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Msry Ater Bryant, two daughters and one son. Friends may call at the Kirk - patrlck and Son Funeral Home In New Holland until the time of service. ci et T M t f - i 73 41 17 f 3 73 II 74 M 71 75 OS ln 7 If i 7 . II It t hifatfo. HI I'iAVAlund, O. 1 I. HU.I 1 s Moin Iowa ...... Mulyth. 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