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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1942, Abilene, Texas FIRST IN WEST TEXAS OR OFFENCE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT PEARL EVENING FINAL NO. 257. A WEDNESDAY MARCH 4, 1942 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS BAT A AN AIR FORCE SINKS FOUR JAP SHIPS Japanese Gain Against Outnumbered Allies in Battle for Java Island By BOGER Associated War Editor Japan's invasion hordes scored new gains against British Dutch troops battle of Java and the ger was now so acute that headquarters announced the major part of a scorched earth defense had already been carried Tokyo radio broadcast said Japanese r mechanized units this a point west of the big Dutch naval base at In Eastern and there clashed with desperately halt trie Japanese STRIKE FOR BATAVIA Other enemy columns were striking toward the capital city of in Western where demolition squads already had be- gun to blast 'the picturesque 320- year-old and toward the lied headquarters city of Bando eng. Once tragic story of lied inferiority In ships from struggle for this last Nations stronghold in the Dutch quarters In London said that about lied among them few thousand American and Brit- fighting at least Japanese and that the United force crippling in to halt the Japanese Previous reports said the Dutch had an army of 100000 to 200000 troops reinforced by many of America British and Australian combat the enemy's sea-borne A bulletin from N ters the invaders In making some a as of numer leal superiority in the The extent of the Japanese gain was riot While there still appeared to bi no In the situation the we're principal Java has now been carried the Dutch comment JAVA n. 01. 3. Sea Successes ROME Broad high command reported today tha Italian submarines the of the United State's have sunk chant totaling s Rome's first of- claim that Its V submarines operating the S. large ber of ships have been sunk by un- raiders in the Western they were believed to nave Nazi com- of U-boat operations In the Atlantic have made no mention of Italian NEW DUTIES FOR March Admiral C. E. L. Helfrich has been with a nd has been succeeded as com- mander of the Netherlands Indies aval forces by acting Rear 1 J. J. A. Van the government announced statement said that Lieut. Sen. Hein Poorten would com- mand the land forces following the of Archibald former supreme der of United Nations west Governor General A. L. da Van Starkenborgh Stachouwer will continue in full civil Netherlands government It all commanders in the East those whose forces may become cut off ordered to on the There was no confirmation from authoritative allied naval sources of Japanese claims that sh cruiser Exeter and a United States were in the Java sea The Dutch started the battle for Java with one available cruiser squadron facing entire nese and de- stroyer threw immense ber of vessels into the invasion fort and left Japanese home waters unprotected ADMIRAL HELFRICH were able to do this be- cause their victory at Pearl Harbor removed the of immediate United States counter Thus the picture of a gloomy given by Dutch sources They said Japanese command of the sea .in the Pacific that as a result o Japanese which reduced the naval strength were unable a counter Health Despite Weight of Burdens began his tenth year in the White House changed by the burden of events that might have president's Hear Admiral Ross ability calm In the face of great trials is the main reason for his good Admiral says nine years In the House left little mark on the chief The cut down on those frequent away from the and wa problems have interrupted his swims in the House Here Is a briel review of his ad- national bank holiday and started congress on 100 days emergency legislation to bulwark financial Deal reform program started moving from emergency to more permanent measures lor cial and AAA held to the horse and buggy utility holding company act WPA to second Yanks in London March hundred United Stales ar- rived In London today from em winning over Landon and Knox by 523 to 8 the electoral visited South America unit initiated gram that solidified the con- against the supreme court re foreign policy be- gan shape with Oct. S speech at Chicago assailing sors and urging they be bid for support of republicans and invited democrats to leave New Deal undertook al campaign to defeat democratic but only one thus attacked failed to come back to personal sages to and Mussolini in effort to avoid European war broke In national defense See Col. 5 Reach North Ireland WITH U. S. TROOPS IN March 4. Thousands more United States lighting men lave arrived in a Northern and port to augment the force has been in Ulster for more Shan a it was announced Details of the landing of the fleet of transport and supply ships withheld until the soldiers their guns and their other fighting equipment had been scattered to the secluded spots throughout the six Northern Ireland counties and the ships had left Compared with the landing of the first the AEF to Europe's part ot the world war last lates arrival was a routine job carried out with typical army and navy clockwork Like first mos of the latest arrivals arc Mid- westerners who had been in train ing in Southern army camps for a But there some of every part of the They came in full field ment and with their white-haired com- mander was colonel the a- veteran of artillery campaigning In the first world war and five years commander of the same which was with the ashore from the first ship the colonel saluted iI FIGHTING IN four West Texas boys with the outnumbered allied They left to Sgt. O. B. Corp. Cecil F. Pvt. Marvin M. and Walter L. all of WHAT WAR News Means mander in Northern Ireland and said Glad to be here sir The of first man In the Tanks to land was given to Master Dorrance of Council who i served in first war with the colonel commanding Honolulu Shaken By Mystery Blast Three heavy March explosions shook Dudley Cheers Voting of Bonds Gratification over the result o Tuesday's school bohd election wa expressed Wednesday morning in a statement by Dr. L. E. Dudley superintendent of issue to finance two junior high school buildings was 1028 to 36. Dr. Dudley's statement is gratifying that the bonds carried by so large a I want to thank all who showed their interest in the schools and their problems by voting in this Building costs may be so gnat that we cannot build the junior high schools large enough to for all our pupils of junior high school Some adjustments will no doubt still be we shall be able to relieve the over- crowding In all the We are grateful to the for the publicity given the election and to the members of the cher groups who telephoned their members urging them to Much credit is also due to Mayor Hair who spent a great deal of behalf of the To these and all who helped we are Indeed story on 5) Honolulu Immediately after Ing air raid sirens wakened the city at m. officials there was no air raid that the sirens were The cause ol the explosions was net Authorization Given For Merkel Project for a WPA and bridge Improvement ject In Merkel was announced day from San by H. P. state WPA 'The project calls in WPA funds and In municipal Seventy-one workers are to be employed oh the The Reason LAS N. March 4. Martin his first court opening in nine Thum dental work wath In By DeWITT Wide World War Analyst Herr Hitler's spokesmen report the Muscovites are massing unheard-of along great and still man front for a big and already are at- tacking on an t e d 5 this frankness 15 3esb to 1 I. h e f I whose mind els by ganda of some sort is while we m a be doubtful of his no reason to question the statement from Moscow have substantiated it in The -are preparing loose with everything muster in an to before he can hurls they him this The reds appear to be getting set tq stage offensive ahead of while the sums still blanket the steppes and the rivers are yet frozen That Isn't for during their amazing the have demonstrated time and again that one of the of their success is to meet opportunity three-quarters of the Right now the Is In and the like good arc following up for There's a tremendous stake In- In tills coming struggle for the outcome of the tle is to Up the world war scalds definitely one way or the there Is the reaching that only one of the two regimes will Therefore as these two land fighting machines of the world maneuver into It's Inter- to hear Britain's new leader See Pf. 4 lexans See Action Minus Air Support STOP THINK We Filipinos remember anese down through So vc our Filipino For the oppression ol the lor the sighing the now Kill r saith the I trill him in safety Iron Mm that at The Kicked on every when the men are Dies Says Plot On ED Bared March Dies of the house committee Investigating un- American activities said today hi committee had uncovered a plot to undermine confidence of the ple in President evidence Is directed at the person of the pics told the at his By W. H. United Press SUff Correspondent WITH ALLIED FORCES IN 4. Japanese invasion forces surged forward in Java despite ter Dutch and British opposition today apd United in ditches along the fronts shaking their fists in futile anger at enemy skies unchallenged V. has iine areas I and trol of the sei approaches to Java Raided by Japs March Japanese have carried out raid on on the north coast of Prime Curtin announced but details are as yet The new raid on the far northern of potential prime Since to the United Rations fleet in the followed two enemy fir assaults yesterday on the At miles down the western from an communique the nese Inflicted some The it were fighters ped for long-range flights with detachable fuel and one was shoe There were no casualties at 400 the west from which also was is stronger than SAME OLD STORY I know how great Is the ese air superiority for I lay n roadside with our soldiers this afternoon and Joined In their curses no allied planes to challenge enemy fighters and bombers that were blasting the highway In front of outfit Pilots Mh Foe Napping EVERETT R. United Pms Staff Correspondent 4 Douglas MacArthur's tiny air following up his last week enemy advance positions on thi Bataan has sunk it least Jour Japanese ships In Subio bay In a daring the wir department announced With only a handful of little tighter planes to challenge dive bombers and MacArthur's dauntless caught the Japanese by and caused havoc In Japan's chief means of supply the Bataan tront 15 to 20 miles OTHER SHIPS DAMAGED They destroyed one one and two 100-ton mptor The feat of Mac planes provided further dence to support what military experts have been claiming for that American fliers superior to the The war department said a surprise tle air force over bay destroying several Japanese In addition to four ed as destroyed small craft were It was fires were started on ths docks of Olongapo Grand These were followed many heavy explosions among en- Olongapo Is the chief port ot bay at the top of Bataan peninsula was the western an- chor B ata i anj a. v. Ing the Dateh in they how ft was with the doomed defenders of and of men who on with virtually no their own the Ing the earth as never before In thi path of the and sending all possible reinforcements Into thi ihp enemy was advancing fatalistic disregard for casr through the green Jungles flanking the and battering allied air bases in- the field near Bandoeng not mean that the anese arc having It all their owi The allied trying to match their tanks against Japanese 10-ton tanks with heavy are fight Ing and throwing back the BATTLE INCONCLUSIVE The Japanese attack on the Ban airdrome was carried out by 25 Japanese while othe craft over A column of arose from Ban airfield following raid during which Dutch guns and DUtch fighter plane See Pf. Col. 4 GRAND JURY FOREMAN TO JAKE PERSONAL INTEREST IN THIS CASE Monday an be- longing to M. W. Strickland was stolen at Tuesday the automobile recovered in Tuesday night E. R. Price of was returned to ed with the theft of the Strickland will head the Investigation into the For Strickland is foreman of the grand jury of 104th district now In session at Commenting on the case this Esco 104th dis- recounted that Price and three soldiers were arrested when the automobile was recovered that the car had been driven more than 300 miles since it was stolen and that it had been one tire disposed and another blown Judge Owen Thomas called for the grand jury to Friday instead ot the following Waller reported that land Is an insurance man at Rotan that he the policy on and that his Is the first claim for theft he has Island lies entrance to Subic occupying much the same strategic importance as Cor- at the entrance to experts said that no reinforcements appear to have reached MacArthur and that he un- doubtedly relied on his ers to carry out the surprise Previous had told of Arthur having only of the It would be feasible which have a range of about 800: to take aboard able amounts of bombs In place gasoline for attacks at such short distance as Mac Arthur's airmen probably used small probably 200-pounders, as well as thermite Incendiary bombs hi tha U. s. or ABILENE and Cooler with freezing TEXAS tain cut and thla and extreme casl portion Nearly colder ex- treme WEST Somewhat colder afternoon than on colder over mountains of Kg and over Del this afternoon and early Precipitation for 21 ending 7-3O a. m. Total of to a. same laif 3.11 Normal amount of the precipitation for 21 houra a. m. temperature City 62; this 42. P. M. 51-37 53 SS 53 Sunset 11-40 TENTH MARCH 4 AS PRESIDENT First ISM Blue Eagle Dits Wagner Act Good Neighbor Tour Champ Wins Third Term War President
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