The Evening Herald from Klamath Falls, Oregon on November 8, 1940 · Page 1
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to elite mi SOCIETY Did you know that Lol Stewart's loeUty peas wai Judged bit among Oregon dallies In the most recent state competition? It'i a weekend feature, with quantities oi Interesting newa and a lot ol local pictures. ' In The tINews:'; By FRANK JENKINS 'T'HE British are reported (by . the German radio, which seldom tolls lha truth) to be digging a three-mile canal between Gibraltar and the Spanish mainland. It may be truo German radio Of no German rndlo. The British can't afford to lose Gibraltar, and It Is weakest from the Spun-i. tsh mainland side- 'T'HE Brltiih acknowledge also that the Tower of London has been hit by bombs which Is Interesting but not militarily significant. The Tower waa a fortress once but Is only a historical monument now. . If all the good that has happened In the Tower could be balanced against all ths BAD, the scales would tip steeply toward the evil side. AT this point, a cynical thought Intrudes. ' If all the good that has been accomplished In the palaces and the chancellories of Europe could be weighed against nil the EVIL that has been wrought the balance on the side of evil would be startling. 'THIS la historically true of all the nations: Tlio good tends to originate at the bottom; the 1 had la inclined to show up at the top. e 'T'HE great bridge across the narrows of Puget Sound at Tacoma sways In a high wind and breaks up, the center span falling completely nut. C. F. Andrew, chief engineer of tha Washington toll bridge authority, says the collapse was due to "substitution of plnte girders eight feet In depth for a trusa design which had, previous ly been planned. He explains: "The solid mctnl expanses acted like a sail, catching the wind and swinging the bridge. We had plnnned to bore holes to allow the wind to pass through, but had not had time." AS In so many other cases, the road to trouble was paved " with good Intentions. TF (as Engineer Andrew con-f tends) the Tacoma brldgo hnd been built with open trusses wblch would havo allowed the wind to whistlo through Instead of solid girders which acted like a sail, tho bridge might still be landing. If, at Munich and before, greater wisdom hnd boon shown In Europe, tens of thousands who are now dead would be alive and other thousands who MUST YET DIE would bo snfo. ,THE only loss of Ufa In the , Tacoma bridge collapse was a dog that bit Ita would-be xescuer and ran away. Tho do-My Involved In trying to save the dog nearly cost tho rescuer's life but fortunately didn't. ;. ... "THE d8' m hlnly emotion' allied slaio of mind, mistook tha Intentions of the man who tried to aavo It. That Is to say, under the STRESS OF FEAR the dog couldn't think straight. ', People act tho same way. ; 8WISS ALARM ' BERN, Switzerland, Nov. 8 D An nir raid alarm sounded in Born at 8:4B p. m. tonight (11:48 a. m PST.) i. (Such nlnrms usunlly havo meant that British planes were flying over tho Alps to bomb , Italian 'targets.) 25 YEARS .'AGO TODAY ; By Tha Associated Press Nov. 8, 1015 French take Gorman posts near Andechy; fierce artillery fire rngos along wide front. ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICK FIVK CENTS nrv Big Republican Vote to Brinjr Opposition to Full Strength WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 OP) Resurgent republican strength reflected In lha steadily growing totals of Tuesday's presidential vote presaged today some stiff political tussles over domestic Issues in the months ahead. As new tabulations swelled President Roosevelt's third term vote to greater proportions and simultaneously rained Wendell L. Winkle's record republican ballot total. It becamo Increasingly clear that on many policies tha democratic administration in the next four years would face a morn determined and enthusiastic opposition than It has In tho Inst eight. Menu In Doubt Whether that legislative conflict would center entirely on controversies already familiar, Qt.wjhe.lhcr new elements might appear was still a matter of conjecture, pending declarations of intentions by the leaders of both parties. President Roosevelt gave no Indication In his campaign of contemplating a major program of new legislation for submission to the next congress In January. On the contrary, all his utterances tended to discount such expectations. In effect, he told the voters that his first term hod been given to launching what he considered necessary reforms, his second term had been devoted to consolidating "advances," and his third term would be devoted to forwarding those accomplishments while helping the nation weather the great world "storm" now raging. Wlllklt to Speak The first broad new statement of republican plans to be made since the election will be given by Willkic Monday night in an address broadcast from New York. Announcing this last night after a conference with Chitirmun Joseph W. Martin Jr., and other party leaders, Wlllklo said that "In view of tho fact that between 22,000,000 and 23,-(Continuod on Page Two) Cars Checked for Safer Driving .:i-m i.f-i'2 "y . ln 1 City Building Inspector Harold Franay waa one of tha first to run his' ear through tha free checking station bolng conducted by tha Klamath county junior chamber of commorca as part of Traffic Safety week. Franay, seated at tha wheal, Is Just visible In tha picture. Standing In back of the car are Bill Rica (left) member of tha junior chamber, and Dick Miller, head of tho Traffic Safety program. Frank Soffonlason, mechanic at tho Turner Chevrolet company, is checking the automobile's headlights. 1 - 1 I J i lan rusi Speaker tl N t ' t 1 . t .'I ... . X, U. S. Senator James J. Davis of Pennsylvania will be the Armistice day speaker In Klam ath Falls. Lewis Expected to Make Good Promise to Step Aside in CIO ' PITTSBURGH, Nov, 8 CP) A growfng belief that peace be tween labor's warring factions may be an Immediate result of the recent election was evident todoy In high circles here of both tho CIO and AFL. It was based primarily upon tho Increasing conviction that CIO Chieftain John L. Lewis will make good his pre-election promise to step aside in event President Roosevelt won a third term. Call Expected Leaders attending last night's regular meeting of the CIO Steel City Industrial Union council and the AFL Central Labor union said they expected President Roosevelt to request a reconvening of the peace negotiating commutes of the rival organizations. Saying such a program "undoubtedly is in the cards," Leo Abernnthy, International president of tho Bill Posters and Distributors union added he thought such a call would como shortly after tho closo or possibly during tho imminent conventions of tho two groups. Tho CIO meets November 18 In Atlantic City and the AFL ' (Continued on Pago Two) ;l Spsssiii V" ess T vv I , IN THE SHASTA-CASCADE WONDERLAND KLAMATH FALLS, ORE., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1940 Held 1 SHEEKS THROW FORCES BACK ON TWO LINES Artillery Blocks Roman Advance on Coast in Ioannina Drive' ATHENS, Nov. 8 fP) Italian forces were- reported today to have been thrown back by Greece's defenders, both In the center sector of the mountainous border front and on the northeastern wing, where the Greeks have been in Albania since the start of the war 12 days ago. Tha gains on the right wing were described as small but those in the center as important This center sector is where a large number of Italians were reported trapped soma days ago, according to dispatches from the front, and the remnants are be ing encircled now, it was said. Coast Line Holds . Earlier the high command an nounced that all attacks on the Greek left wing, along tha main defenses ot the. Mctaxas line, hear the Ionian shore, had been thrown back. - ' - Tho Italians had brought the full lorce of their mechanized forces into the battle to crack the line near the coast in a drive toward Ioannina,. N Artillery blasted along the entire front with troop fighting on a fairly heavy scale, It was said, but Greek field artillery and anti-tank guns were most active -in the protection of the coastal route to Ioannina. - ' . Neutral military experts said the Greek positions now are as good as or better than they were on tha first day of tha Italian offensive. They said that the Greek advance into Albania on the Macedonian front more than offset their withdrawal 100 miles to the southwest In the Epirus region. Everywhere, according to theso observers, the Greeks apparently are operating In accord ance with well-laid plans and with no break in their communications or supply organization. Both army and civilian morale appeared high, under the encouragement of British aid. The coastal thrust toward Ioannina was the greatest threat to tho Greeks. Ice Illnk to lie Ituilt Soon on Upper Klamath Excavation will start Immedi ately on an Ice skating rink at the southern tip of Upper Klamath lake, opposite Moore park, It was decided this week at a joint meeting ot the city park board and recreation committee. An area 180 feet wide and SSO feet long will be dug, and depth of the water in the flooded area will not be less, than six inches nor more than three feet. The project will be completed late in November and ready for skating as soon .as weather condi tions provide adequate ice. Purpose of the new rink will be to eliminate skating from the rough, dangerous ice on Upper Klamath lake. The work will be under super vision of E. A. Thomas, city engineer. Approval of the project comes as the result of many months' preparation by tho park board and by Spec Murray, city recreation director. Willamette Pass Clear of Snow Tho Willamotto highway was completely clear ot snow Fri daywith clear sailing for the many Klamath people expected to cross the pass to aeo tho Ore gon-UCLA football game at Eugene. Tho state highway department radio office described the high way as "dry." saawiw""111 in i i ' - L j , ' F Je "iW j,,,.. . Jt ' A . Upper picture shows the Tacoma Marrows suspension bridge in a high wind Thursday. Below versity of Washington had just mile-long bridge but had not had HITLER PROMISES Fuehrer Speaks on Anni versary of Munich Putsch of 1923 NEW YORK. Nov. 8 IT) Adolf Hitler told old guard nails in Munich tonight "the fight will be continued until we end it by our victory," said the German wireless in a broadcast report of his speech. He spoke, on the eve ot the 17th anniversary of the unsuc cessful Munich putsch which was followed by the nazis' eventual rise to dominance in Germany, In a beer cellar. Gigantic Feats He -spoke of -the war's mean ing for Germany, said the of ficial broadcast account of his remarks, and told of the "gigantic military feats of German soldiers.'! . The tone of the address, as the wireless described it, was one (Continued on Page Two) Injuries in Crash On Crater Lake Highway Fatal MEDFORD, Nov. 8 VP) W. T. Bryant, 30, Medford, one of six persons Injured In an automobile collision on Crater Lake highway, Wednesday night, died yesterday. His back was broken and his skull-fractured. Others. Injured were Don Lawrence, 38, Medford, fractured skull and broken shoulder blade, reported in serious condition; Robert BrSgg, 37, Medford, broken leg; Denver Evans, 81, Dale Evans, 22 and Wesley Stout, 27, all of Trail, severe shock and bruises. An automobile containing the Medfofdr men was In collision with another operated by the Trail residents. $6,400,000 Bridge Collapses 'lawf')w)iipM sdjuimi iw ji asiisass I "f "' ' i' ' - I ti . i . ' , i ,. ..... .. - . 1.. ; :r I I ' - 1.3!; j . t ' - I I I . V- f is a view of tha writhing roadway before tha crash.' Tha Uni perfected a method ot stopping time to put it in operation, it Program for Armistice Day Ready A full Armistice day program is offered American Legion and auxiliary members ' and groups taking part in the day's happenings. Following is the tentative program as announced Friday: Salute of 21 guns by American Legion at daybreak. ' Men to assemble on hills back of Hot Springs. Breakfast at Willard hotel, 7 a. m., La Societe des 40 Horhmes et 8 Chevaux, A. H. Bussman, chef de gare.' ' ; Parade, starting from Second street and Klamath avenue at 10 a. m. Line of march to proceed along Main street to Klamath armory. " Program at armory. ' Speaker of the day, United States Sena-tor James J. Davis of Pennsylvania. - Open house throughout the day at American Legion hall. Football game, Modoc field, Bend vs. Klamath. 2 p.m. Armistice day dance at Klam-(Continued on Page Two) ; S. S. Registrants! Watch tor Thin! As a specie? service tor thousands of Klamath county selective service . registrants and their families, THE HERALD AND NEWS will publish next week a full list ot all names of registrants together with their serial numbers and correct local order numbers. And what is more, it will ba an ALPHABETICAL Hat. No need to waste more time poring over those lists at the courthouse. This special section will have them all, and they will ba easy to find. , This Is being dona at considerable expense by t h s a newspapers I n cooperation with tha Klamath selective service boards. WEATHER High 47; Low 28 . PRECIPITATION :, 24 kourt to 8 a. m. ............ Season to data ............ Normal precipitation .......... Lett year to data 1 UNITED PRESS Number 9127 3 after tha center span crumbled the dangerous "rippling" of the was announced Friday. ' BRITISH. AMERICA TO SPUTDEFENSE President Announces New Rule of Division for War. Production . WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 WV-The priorities board announced today that' the British purchasing commission would be permit ted to negotiate orders with the American aviation industry for an additional 12,000 planes. ' The action was announced shortly after President Roosevelt told his press conference he had established a rule ot thumb pol icy whereby Britain and Canada would bo supplied 50 per cent of American ' defense items now coming off factory lines, including large bombers and other (Continued on Page Two) Klamath Falls Man Killed in Mishap Near Lakeview LAKEVIEW Roy Neil, about 80, a resident of Klamath Falls, was killed near here Thursday night when he was struck down by a car while walking along the Klamath Falls-Lakeview highway. Sheriff Herbert H. Carroll said the 'driver of the car was Morris Saucr, Lakeview, who told officers Neil was walking along the side of the highway. Sauer, an employe of the Ander son Brothers' mill, was not held. According to officers Neil had left his auto at a garage on the highway about a mile west of the city limits, and started walk ing back to town. - The accident occurred at 7:30 p. m. Nell lived on Broad street, Klamath Falls, where he had a small second hand tire business, He traveled from Klamath Falls to various points in the basin selling used tires.. , . . FOGGY IN AIR, FALL INTO RIO BAY Disaster Occurs as Big ; Transport Hits Small : Plane in Takeoff ' RIO DE JANEIRO. Nov. 8 OP) At least 21 persons were killed today in the collision of a twin- engined transport plane of th Brazilian VASP line and a small advertising plane. Both fell u to Botafogo bay. The crash occurred as the bin transport was taking off from; Santos Dumont airdrome. Thousands Watch While it plunged into the wa ter- in full view of thousand along Rio de Janeiro's' water-front, the small plane plummet, ed into a house and was so battered that the bodies of it tore occupants could not be removed immediately ' Of the 18 killed on the trans port, three were crew members and 15 were passengers, including Hernandez Cata, tha Cuban minister to Brazil, and Evendro Chagas, a Brazilian scientist well known in the United States.' - AU Killed "'A spokesman for the aviation authority said that despite rescue efforts, all aboard the VASP plane were killed and 13 bodies already have been recovered. , Thn uNiMank nn. jif.Jh. lun.rf in Rio de-Janeiro aviation history, occurred less thaa 10 minutes before the arrival of a Pan-American transport plane fronv Buenos Aires carrying ah Argentine financial mission en route to Washington. ' -' VASP airlines began operations about three years ago With German planes and pilots. Recently It had been using Brazilian pilots and had acquired modern transports built in the United States. It operates two round trips daily between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil's second city. The second plane was a twin-engined machine owned by the Shell-Mex Argentina, an oil company, and was believed to havo been piloted by an Englishman, Collin Abbot. (Buenos Aires headquarters of the company said it had not been informed of the accident and did not know who was flying in the plane, which frequently is used by company employes.) , . M Per Cent of Klamath Voters Cast Ballots More t ha n 68 per cent, of Klamath county's registered voters went to the polls at the general election, it was shown , in figures obtained from the court ty clerk's office Thursday., The total vote for presidential candidates was 15,610, or 66.2 Mni rt 41ia ytscl itrlfi UntA tfsal of 23,579. It is believed a few persons voted without marking tor presidential candidates, which would raise the per cent-age slightly higher. . . . The final figures show1 that Roosevelt polled 59.0 per cent of the Klamath county vote, and Wlllkte polled 39.5 per cent, Tha vote was: Roosevelt, 8348; Will-kie, 6169; Aiken, 66. ' , Flury Elected Constable of Wood River George Flury won the election-contest for constable ot the Wood River district at the Tuesday balloting, a check at the county clerk's office showed Thursday. Flury's vote was 410. Other votes: Hope, 295; Shadley, 208. J. Blaine Stinson was elected justice of the peace with 724. ' News Index Church News Page 1 City Briefs . Page 8 Courthouse Records ......Page 4 Comics and Story , .....Page 12 Editorials Page 4 High School News..........Page 18 Information :..'........:.Page 3 Market, Financial ..........Page 14 Midland Empire New....Page 11 Pattern ..............Page Sport .............Page 19 Weather ....w..Page .18

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