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Bradford Era (Newspaper) - December 24, 1941, Bradford, Pennsylvania feather for Today Colder trf on Lost Paw NO. 1�77) PA. WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 24, 1941. 7500 ABC Net Paid Newspaper In the Bradford OD Field Associated Telephone 3m 14 PAGES PRICE THREE CENTS let ones V Land Heavy Force Near Enemy Force 1Ki""' I Briton Voices IT fl I Fight British Troops Fight Reds Retake Hongkong Governor timies in to Standstill City as Nazis Filipino Hongkong Defenders Continue Fight With Undiminished Intensity as Nippon Forces Lose Heavily in Fourth Day of Attack Hold Against the Associated Dec. 23-Desperate bands of Canadian and Indian troops battled the Japanese to a standstill at Mt. Cameron near the center of Hongkong Island and still E DAMAGED j held positions on Victoria Peak to the an official Hongkong dispatch said Cross River German Units Face Annihilation in Some Points at Front Fighting continues along was costing the Japanese Associated fa line with undiminished in their fourth full day of Japanese landing j the communique PANIC IS REPORTED i T * stand of the Imperial on Page 3 continues in 1 t force near J Situation Unchanged ihe east coast ofj t penetration in the central sector in announced today direction of Mount but Army this penetration has been contained soft is in Tayabas province j by our troops since early this land arm which J portion of the situation is ' dispatches said the Die communique from Oglas MacArthur Japanese tiro days have been major push on the American and alio were declared to than j is exerting great presto tany spokesman said of Wm amy is particularly active it tuny points Damaged But the hopelessly outnumbered defenders also were losing and their situation was acknowledged to be Canadian Commander Killed An Ottawa announcement said the Canadian J. K. was believed to have been as was his senior staff Column 6) T to the Japanese r ire for * On U. S. Sailors Sub an Crew Misses Men Taking to Lifeboats San Dec Oil Industry Agrees to Limit the Associated Dec. 24-Red army swiftly reestablishing direct with the Donets basin and Leningrad in their big winter today announced the recapture of 150 miles south of and the withdrawal of the Nazis across the River in the A Soviet communique told of the retaking of an ant railway junction midway tween Tula and Orel on the Other points including farther to Invades U. S. Wake Island Fate of Courageous Marines Remains Unknown OPTIMISM STATED the Associated Dec. 23-An unadorned Navy enemy force effected a landing on Wake the morning of the 23rd"-put a great question mark tonight over a tiny in the On the face of that line in the Navy's 16th communique of a 16-day old seemed to bode ill for a handful of United States i whose defense of Wake Island has contributed to World War n one of its brightest hero Does Not Concede Loss was the reason for Feelings to Reporters Resolute Manner of Both Nations Is Key to NEWSMEN CHEER 4 1 SIR MARK YOUNG Sir Mark was governor of the British crown colony of Hongkong before and during the Japanese of that 7 Per Cent Return fro Investments Set by Agreement the also were re Nazis Back In the dispatches the German troops who had I trying since October to throttle Leningrad had been pushed back to the and at some points beyond | and were facing Axis Army May Not Reach Base Imperial Pressure 23 u river * of Leningrad Mounts in Libyan submarine bulk of the nation's petroleum in- f j marauding Japanese | - - action a Soviet aerial blow of late T* American tanker off the dustry agreed today to a 7 per j - with a final judgment already was being the first Japanese hit on bridges they to smash in these F w - Sank interstate commerce and Elkins Involved The justice department had the heavy damaging of coast its bridge at sailors as they took to lifeboats the longest in * the is a vital link in All 40 men in the crew of the the Union Oil Tanker spokesman said the j bello reached shore A few were but none from rifle or machine gun Tanker Reaches Cove The Richfield oil tanker Larry j that returns to oU evidently fired upon by the Panies from subsidiary pipe line same fled to the shelter i companies had run as high as 34 no official a cove without being a Officials said that where The torpedo which sank the of over a on the southern hit the forward only j of TO involved in the but press compartment not loaded with 1suit* 9m refugees from 1^. The men her suits were filed last ts as saying seven | have had a chance if any other hold * These have been dropped were sunk in had been as those defendants are and that defense j The explosion was so terrific it m taking a heavy toll of j awakened residents on shore six came miles pes report said four 1 Fired From Deck of a patrol were | was a hell of an sector on said Srez of The seizure of limit on returns from investments in common carrier pipe The agreement was made in con- I wise a gain of more Desert Warfare Navy sources have freely admitted in recent days that Wake could not be held against any full dress naval I 1 But there way reason for- 1 j The Navy did not con- j I cede that Wake was lost and her defenders beaten - and the Navy j had been quick to acknowledge the probable loss of Guam when that distant almost under the guns of Japanese mandated | could not be reached by wireless or So the hope remained that the Marines were still fighting on the few hundred acres of upland on three isles which together make CHAPLAIN Chaplain Aloysins H. of the United States was the first chaplain to be killed in Chaplain a Roman Catholic priest from was killed in the Japanese attack on No More Strikes President Accepts Decision Agreed on by Conferees the Associated Dec. 23-Winston Prime Minister of Great seated at the side of President told American newsmen today that recent the German defeat in Russia and America's entry into the produced a turning point in the tide of worldwide It was impossible to describe his feeling of he slowly to find Russia victorious and the United States and Great Britain standing side by It was he and anyone who had been through the lonely months 1940 ' * It was such a press conference | could happen only at of gravis international the chiet tives of the two great English } ing side by the eager questions of an electrified group of reporters who had lustily cheered the British statesman when he was introduced to It was followed by the first of series of staff as President than 50 miles for the be- at one time the German ing a civil action m which the h&d of alleged violation of m efforts ] 300 miles inside and the odds the Associated Dec. 23 - them i together the commanding officers of and that 11^ forces of the United n i * w v chance to drive the in- Britain an w Dec 23 tanks back the today the deployed tonight along the Be Great which were in plain of the blue Gulf of on men that a pledge to hoM i from strikes or lockouts for - Wake was its capture naa News Termed Good the Mikado's Navy more than it was j f picture was set against the Axis line of retreat more than mounted hourly against the battered forces of Nazi General Erwin Pierce fighting rolled all along the j meU eyer tanian the Soviets Red army of the led by General had raged westward for 50 miles from its starting despite cruel blizzards and temperatures 22 degrees below aero on Page 3 - Column 6) worth in planes and As for the controversial closed ft situation which found v. Marines had fought j shop a letter the Qf the news good their joff 13 ta the 16 days ] sent to the conference did not Russian and jof they had brought down it but William and at a standstill The forward imperial which unknown number of hostile j moderator of the i oq to but have been astride of the coastal j and had sent to the bottom j interpreted the letter as of attacks road at some points along the two Japanese a that a new War Labor board would 1 on fche have jurisdiction over issues j bad news and the troops now effecting a and a light across the plain were expected to of Luzon one of the rescued st is the | they fired on us fro the among the 20 major 52 common carriers pipeline companies and 7 other subsidiaries which joined in the The agreement provides 7 Per Cent. Is Top None of the pipelines may directly or to any have The fellows in the other boats owner during any calendar year more subjected to machine gun j than 7 per cent of its share of the 28th Officers Face Transfer from Unit Over Age Officers to Be Promoted spokesman declined to I But the marksmanship of the valuation of the pipe line property be an effective stopper to any Axis on Page 14 attempt to leave the highway and - try to escape westward by desert Pressure Increases A headquarters communique put it this yesterday the pressure upon the enemy holdings covering Bengasi was steadily increased by the arrival of our mobile columns had Column 3) Boy Dies in Blaze Trapped in Child Perishes j ing the closed | from wd a Points Outlined anese had but Employer representatives in information as to whether ths conference had taken the position gauant garrison defending that disputes arising from coral pin point had been forced for closed shops should not to be submitted to the j provided with com- The points on which the j working space at the Whito had spent the day in a bustle I of which included a Vi - Indiantown Dec. 23 force | seemingly was bad as in | as determined by the Interstate 28th like 14- Column 2) ' most of their other attacks commission i American shipping off the those in other field are be- on Page 2 - Column on Page 14-Column 6) Excess earnings by the pipelines I to other units tf over age for their ence agreed The points of M l- There no strikes 0rence with Lord the British Dec. 23. - Bobby j during the I Ambassador and diplomatic Fisher couldn't wait for j 2. All disputes shall be settled by j ed the coastal plain of the gulf of j He nad caught furtive peaceful j Continued on Page J - Column 2) Sirte south of of a closet packed with 3. The President shall set up a today he went war Labor board to handle The closet door swung shut behind j This formula designed to but six-year-old Bobby was tee uninterrupted is now reported that along the whole line of the enemy's retreat west of the countryside Is littered with abandoned German Troops March South Toward Spanish Border it The War Department recently overtaken by our pursuing dered age and officers to be if there was a the night of Dec. 21-22, or moved to another fighting columns carried prepared for He had trial production was submitted to Many Germans and Italians have the conference yesterday by Senator The flare of the first match lit Thomas associate U. S. Citizen Killed Follows Fire Factory 23. four others when an * blew off * cement block Hercules Powder was Leo Gross of Plant & 8iTUthers 811(3 Gross flying debris as he 2* millright shop the fire in the the fire was not Soldiers Parade Through Occupied Destination of Troopers Is Unknown an Dec. 22 Fresh German troops are moving down through the west of occupied Prance to the Spanish competent informants said The so far not is the first in this direction since the fall of considerable German military equipment has been piling up on the Spanish border for several the movement southward was noted just after Adolf whom | blasted 5^ 21, of detained hospital in and John leased after squad took HP of the Nazi land declared only last Sunday that the German front from Norway to the Spanish beyond to North Africa be made ' It was not yet known whether the troops now being sent to the border were intended for service in perhaps involving an attack on for shipment to North where armies are on the verge of complete Travelers from Prance have reported a recent influx of German troops into the occupied zone from the but most of these appeared to be in the category of soldiers being sent to rest is For months before the assault on the Netherlands in May of 1940, the Dutch were lulled by reports that German troops concentrating on their eastern frontier were merely after duty in other Meanwhile there were indications j of a long - retarded rapprochement between Italy and A report from Rome said the like the Germans have done long were sending an ambassador to Italians have shown unit where they can be it was explained by a spokesman Orders are coming through daily to this post shifting veteran officers majors and even colonels are being The latter include Col. Henry A. adjutant general of the division who recently was awarded the 40-5rear medal for service since 1902, | and Lieut. Col. W. E. judge advocate general of the Both were transferred to the Third Corps The age limit for a second lieutenant is 30; for first 35; for 41; 45; general 60. out a daring raid on an advanced enemy landing ground at on Page 2 - Column 1) up the beautiful tinsel and of the Christmas gifts Bobby died in the In an adjoining unseen and lay Bobby's own hockey toy tanks and a on Page 2 - Column 2) U. Canadian War Groups Recommend Removal of Tariff Million Tons Scrap Rubber Available Roosevelt Endorses Policy as Committees Urge Speed of Supplies as Victory Requisite Pilots Die in Plane Crash Cuban Air Corps Chief Killed on Mountain Dec. 23 of all tariff and other barriers which and coordination of the production resources of a large part of the con- impede the flow of war of. We must Dec. 23. Manuel Perez chief of the Cuban Air and another army aviator were killed today when their planes crashed into a about half a mile Lieut. Efrain one of Cuba's ablest Kelly plies between the United States and Canada and an war production was recommended today by the joint war production committees of the two countries and endorsed by President that integration and coordination of the productive re- Woman Dies of Shell Splinter Injuries Dec. 23. - The American consul general at Hongkong reported to the state department today that Miss Florence a United States was killed there December 14 by shell State department records show Miss Webb was born in Shanghai June 15, 1908. Her Percy - t Dickinson was an American Dec. 23. citizen born in N. J. a million tons of scrap rubber is in a message dated available for emergency December 19 but received by the S. Firestone declared j state department only this This figure is 20 to 25 per j the consul Addison L. above the greatest amount of crude reported that none of the rubber ever used in the members of the staff of the in a single With j had been America's crude supply some men in the industry expect civilian consumption to be restricted almost entirely to reclaimed Made for Use II sources of the continent of America and already production of is possible through Democratic process and free made of is is a vast amount of scrap To implement the j 1.000.000 tons aside In a seven-point statement of of the chief little pretense heretofore of aviators who was flying with his J to make with the was seriously policy made public by the White the joint committees first urged speed without regard to cost as a requirement for brute force and said the president's tive said he had asked all departments and agencies of the government abide by its letter and so far as lies within their He added that a study be made of tariff and other has measures required to a measure of ther the from tires suitable for which can be reclaimed and used to ease the present rubber Firestone The president of Firestone Tire and Rubber added that his company would produce farm as well as passenger car from reclaimed 1 SHOPPING DAY to Christmas Also GIVE Defense Savings BONDS and STAMPS STORES POST OFFICES F h a i 1 i
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