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Chester Times (Newspaper) - October 10, 1942, Chester, Pennsylvania THE WEATHER Eastern Penna Moderate tem tonight New Jersey Cooler today 20358 ly Lease Wire of Press OP and International News INS ALLIES PULVERIZE RABAUL MAIN JAP BASE IN S PACIFIC CHESTER PA SATURDAY OCTOBER 10 1942 PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING EXCEPT War Squadrons Led by U S Flying Fortresses Start AllOut Offensive to Destroy Enemy Grip in S W of Bombers Rain Blows at Lae New Guinea and Buka in Heart of Nippon in Egypt General Douglas Headquarters in Australia war squadrons led by United States fortresses embarked today on an allout offensive to destroy Japans main bases in the southwest Pacific as Australian jungle fighters once more came to grips with Jap units in southeast New Guinea The largest concentration of Allied heavy bombers ever assembled for one operation in the southwest Pacific virtually pulverized the principal Jap base at Rabaul New Britain Island while other air fleets WOMEN OF CITY IN BUSINESS PLAN PROGRAM Chesters Business and Professional Womens Club will open the fifteenth annual observance of National Busi ness Womens Week struck terrific blows at Lae New Guinea and the Buka in the Solomons A Gen Douglas Headquarters ing the completion of the greatest aerial assault yet made against Ra baul said that 60 tons or 120000 pounds of explosives had been rained on the vital Jap base The concerted Allied raids struck at the very heart of Japanese pow er in the southwest Pacific and at the focal point of Japans opera tions to defend the Solo mons The Rabaul attack conceived by Major General George Kenney American commander of United Na Air Forces and executed by Lieut Col Richard Carmichael was carried out from low altitude after the American and Australian pilots penetrated an Intense barrage of Jap antiaircraft fire Many Fires Start A preliminary foray to light up the target area was made by huge Catalina flying boats which dropped ton after ton on incendiary bombs The incendiaries exploded fuel and started numerous fires lighted the way for the main attacking force by heavy bombers to the target area Direct hits were scored on jetties in the harbor area and on machine shops supply dumps barracks and antiaircraft and searchlight posi tions Fierce fires were stalled which remained visible for 80 miles the communique said All of the Allied planes returned safely to their base Fragmentation bombs as well as high explosives and incendiaries were smashed down upon in T a series of assaults which lasted over y a period of hours Informed sources at Allied head quarters said that the attack com pared in intensity with the 1000 plane Royal Air Force raid against Cologne in respect to destructive power Many sections of the supply areas and the harbor waterfront were completely wiped out Tremendous explosions gaso line and ammunition supply depots blown up by bursting bombs rocked the low flying Fortresses as they soared over Rabaul and dodged masses of flames shooting high into the sky The fires were punctuated by continuous blasts as the For tresses headed toward home In view of the fact that the bombers concentrated on installa tions and supplies instead of the usual harbor shipping it is believed that the Allied command designed the attack to break up all Japanese concentrations which could be sent into the Solomons to reinforce be leaguered Japanese garrisons there Attack at Lae A formation LAST MINUTE NEWS LIQUOR CLERKS TO RETURN Harrisburg Liquor Control Board announced to day that liquor clerks in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have decided not to return to their jobs to end the weeklong Liquor Holiday The Board said I Karl Philadelphia store manager and a representative of the State County and Municipal Workers of America CIO had stated that the Employes Committee would ask for no further conferences but expressed hope that the door still was open for possible future discussions AUTOGIRO ARRIVES IN CENTRAL CITY Admiral Byrds autogyro headed for the scrap heap reached city hall at 1145 this morning to remain on exhibition for several hours City officials and others met the historic ship at the city line and accompanied it as it was moved to the central city location It will be returned to Philadelphia for today RUSSIANS ATTACK ON FINNISH FRONT London London reported from Stockholm today that violent Russian mass attacks wrere in prog ress on the Karelian Isthmus sector of the Finnish front v E FERREE the National Business Week was conceived in of Allied medium wi Bombers and fighters conducted the tack against Lae in northeast New m tinea Gen communique Turn to Page 2 Number 5 The War in Brief the pledge of every member to at tend divine service in the church of their respective creed This is in keeping with the national club policy of the club nonsectarian non partisan self governing and self sup porting When Gil O v XIX the had 874 clubs and 50000 members Today 1942 the Federation has more than 1700 clubs with members and is organ in every state in the nation the District of Columbia Alaska and Hawaii Since its origin National Busi ness Womens Week has been heralded by the Chief Executive of the United States the governors of states the mayors of cities and the county judges in county areas Presidents Coolidge Hoover and Roosevelt have each issued public endorsements of the week Organized Here in 1916 The Business and Professional Womens Club of Chester was or in 1916 and was known as tne Business Womans League with Jane Prizer Baker as first The chief interest in those days were the child health centers with the late Dr Katherine Ulrica and Miss Carrie Munroe who founded the child health clinic as members of tne club A protective woman officer ASKS HITLER CURB GESTAPO Nazi Leader Sees Terror Intensifying Opposition London resistance is spreading throughout Norway and Quisling arch Norwegian traitor has appealed to Adolf Hit ler to modify the ruthless Gestapo terror campaign which is only in opposition Stockholm re ports said today Authorities threatened to extend the state of siege to Hamar 60 miles north of Oslo when tants demonstrated before German occupied buildings and tore down German posters in protest against executions dispatches said Many persons were reported ar rested at Gran 40 miles north of the capital when a store of arms was found it was reported and incidents were occurring in towns along the Swedish frontier A reward was offered for men who sabotaged an iron mine at Steink jer 60 milth north of Trondheim it was said Stockholm reported that Josef Terboven German overlord of Nor way and Hermann Gestapo chief had returned to Oslo from Turn to Page 2 Number 4 DR OWEN AT N PROVIDENCE H S Dr Hubley R Owen chairman of the Civilian Defense Council in Philadelphia will speak at a civilian defense meeting in Nether Provi dence High School on Thursday Oct 15 at 8 PM Dr Owen recently returned from London Eng where he has made a careful study of the advancement made by British people under actual air raid conditions The meeting is open to all members of the Nether Providence Civilian Defense Corps and applicants in training GERMANS LOSE 46 PLANES IN LILLE RAID Great Engine Works In France in Flames From U S Bombers London angrily but weakly today to a United States Army bomber attack which cost it an estimated 46 of its challenging fighters and left the biggest locomotive works in France in flaming chaos Air raid sirens shrieked in the London area during the morning rush hour in the alarm in months when a lone enemy re connaissance plane streaked across the hope counties outside the city A lone raider bombed a southeast coats town Four Messerschmitt attempting io at tack a southeast coast town were driven off and jettisoned their bombs in open fields The German pilot of another plane which attempted an attack in Oie southeastern area bailed out to be made a prisoner when craft guns his plane and it was reported that two more planes had been downed Bad weather grounded the Royal Air Force bomber planes of the night shift and conditions were foday for operations from the Allied day shift It was indicated that Germany had expected daylight raids possibly extending to the German interior Berlin announced last night that EVENUE TO PASS SENATE VICTORY TAX IN Eight Billions Pro vided to be Taken From Payroll Washington pas sage of the tax is expected today after a battle over individual income and estate taxes and depletion allowances for the ot and gas industries With passage considered certain Senate and House tax leaders mado preliminary for a joint conference next week to out differences between the two bodies and send the to the White House Both Sen George D Ga chair man of the Senate Finance Com raid Chairman Doughton D N C of the House Ways and Means Committee sought final approval be fore election There certainly isnt any inten tion of holding up final action until after the election said Doughton Id oppose would be re as a cowardly act bv Con gress Sen LaFollette P Wis planned to call for action on amendments designed to add to the recordbreaking He urged that individual income tax rates which would soar to new high levels under finance committee proposals be still further increased The LaFollette amendment pro vided for a starting surtax rate of 10 per cent with a maximum of 84 per cent The committee plan which includes hiking the normal income tax from four to six ner cent calls for a starting surtax bracket of 13 per cent with the top bracket 82 per cent NAZIS TONE DOWN BATTLE AT STALINGRAD Reds Report Only Small Infantry At Days JUROR WITHDRAWN The trial of Edward Fisher of Trainer on several morals charges before Judge Henry G Sweney yes was halted when a juror was at the request of Elgin E Weest defense counsel A Train er policeman on the witness stand made reference to other com plaints which caused the mistrial The jury had already heard accu sations made by an By UNITED PRESS pressure at Stalin grad continues but infantry attacks slacken two Volga river gunboats sunk and large building in Stalingrad blown up high command reports unspecified number of Amer ican bombers shot down in yester days northern France attack S bombers bag 41 Nazi fighters and Allied fighters shoot down 5 for total of 46 in French operation brief daylight air alarm In London report mounting unrest in Norway 54 Allied shot down in desert planes carry tuu a woman officer eiri The casp will for girls and women was supported week by the club Then as now due to the influx of war workers the need was great the cub federated out huge attack on Axis airdromes de stroy 20 Axis planes in air and many on ground lose 12 machines jubilant at AngloAmerican promise of end to extraterritorial privileges Wendell L leaves for United States General Allied air attacks on Rabaul Lae Buka Tanimbar and has since been known as the Business and Professional Womens Club of Chester The clubs contribution to the com munity includes twelve Norway maple trees planted on the grounds of Chester Hospital dedicated to out standing Pennsylvania women A Norway maple planted at Smedley Junior High School in of Miss Nita Howarth a teacher at the school and former club president A row of Lombardy poplars planted around the tennis court of the Y w C A in memory of Miss Mary A Flemming a club member At the present time the game room of the local Y W is maintained in memory of Miss Gertrude Howard Turn to Page 2 Number 2 week GAMBLERS FINED Two men were fined this morning in police court by Magis trate R Robinson Lowry on a charge of at 3 a m today on the sidewalk at Sixth and Welsh streets The defendants were Paul Hunter 24 of 29 Main street Upland and Tom Collins 33 of 3608 Olive street Philadelphia The latter said that he had just gotten into the game when the police appeared He said he had been waiting for a train WILLKIE QUITS CHINA INS Wendell L Willkie special representative of President Roosevelt who has spent several days in China has left Chin ese territory for an undisclosed a half hour late today 9 a m 3 a m EWT instead of 830 a m for technical reasons Jubilant crews of army bombers claiming a bag of 41 German planes themselves in their attack on Lille yesterday in addition to five downed by escort fighters said they had given their answer to critics of American planes Used Best Planes The army put into its attack per haps the most formidable planes the in action for the first world has ever seen in new Consol time and Fortresses New Payroll Deduction The Wisconsin Senator demanded stiffer death duties and assailed depletion allowances for the oil and gas industries as one of the worst features of the The Senate appeared to over favor the finance com despite the fact that it raises the total annual Federal tax to over It approved raising the normal surtax rate on corporations to 40 per cent with a 90 per cent excess profits rate It also approved a 5 per cent Victory tax on income minus exemption to be accom by a 5 per de duction beginning Jan I LaFollette assailed the which been condemned by labor leaders as taxing groups too heavily The Senate seems to be in a mood to extend special privilege to all except the poor devil who fights said LaFollette The Senate moved to lower taxes one voted to cancel the automatic Increase of one per cent each on employer and employe in Social Security payroll taxes be gining next Jan 1 yielding 000000 annually The action was taken by a vote of 50 to 35 despite a vigorous protest by President Roosevelt in a letter to Senator George The President insisted that the action menaced the future soundness of the Pension System a charge ently denied by Senator Vanden burg Mich author of the can amendment MAN IS BEATEN ROBBED OF PAY In this entire operation by 100 army bombers and 500 Allied fight ers four planes were Fort resses and two One of the made a crash landing on the English coast and its crew was safe Five records were set It was the Turn to Page 2 Number 2 TOUHY MOBSTERS destination it was announced today Chicago feared to day that terrible Roger Touhy and other select murderers and cut throats from the Statesville prison had succeeded in reaching friends and a hideout in the local under world and grimly prepared for a wave of killings in the style of pre repeal Chicago A car containing three men and traveling 85 nines an hour sped around a state police barricade on the highway at Elmhurst on the out skirts of Chicago last night un deterred by the hail of bullets state policemen fired after it If the car contained Touhy he was accompanied by Basil The Owl FOR SALVAGE I INFORMATION Headquarters at I Chester Times Lobby Church Executive Says No Peace of Retribution The greatest task of the church today is to decide that there shall be no peace of retribution Dr Walter W executive sec of the Department of Inter national Justice and Good Will of Federal Council of Churches declared at a conference on a just and durable peace at Scranton Pa the session being sponsored by the United Churches of Scranton and Lackawanna county There must be a planned axine day said Dr Aday of blood hate and revenge The Christians of Japan Germany and America cannot be sundered by by 10000 Pearl Harbors If this war is worldwide it must result in a worldwide Twentyfive years ago the peace was not worldwide and because it was fragmentary selfish leaders threw dice in the shadow of peaceful Ge neva to decide the future of Ethi opia And the dragons teeth of hate and greed were sown in eco Turn to Paye 4 Column 1 Banghart 41 of his old gang and as ruthless a mur derer as the underworld ever pro and James OConnor 35 a bandit and gunman who was not a member of the old gang but was be to have helped Touhy 44 en gineer the break from Illinois model prison yesterday afternoon Four other convicts all of equally desperate stripe escaped with them and probably have gone their separ ate ways Touhy and Banghart were serving sentences for kid Jake The Barber Factor OConnor was in for life for ban The other four were William Stewart 43 serving life as a habitual criminal St Glair serv ing life as a habitual them Nelson 40 life for banditry Edward Darlak 32 serving 199 years for murdering a Chicago policeman A man en route to work early this morning was brutally attacked and robbed of his pay by two Negroes on Franklin street be tween Fourth and Fifth Sgt Edward F Maguire and Pa trolman Joseph C Vankoski were sent to the home of John Collins the victim at 217 Patterson street in response to a call They found Collins in the kitchen with his face badly battered Both eyes swollen shut as the result of terrific blows He was taken to the Chester Hospital where he was admitted for observation following preliminary treatment to his injuries Collins told the officers that he was en route to work at the York shire Mills Front and Broomall streets when the attack occurred He walked up Franklin street toward Fifth he told them In front of 417 Franklin street two Negroes jumped from the darkness and beat him up taking his weeks pay of In the struggle his false teeth were knocked out and his eye glasses struck from his face He also lost his hat in the tussle Later police found these articles at the scene LIQUOR STORES REMAIN CLOSED Chester faced its first dry end since the repeal of the 18th Amendment in 1933 insofar as packaged liquor goods was con cerned The four state liquor stores re mained closed today for the second successive day in a strike for in creased wages This morning the striking clerks did not picket the stores as they did yesterday The largest store at Sixth and Welsh streets was shut tight with no signs of activity inside Reports today from Harrisburg said the termination of the week old holiday which has resulted in the closing of approximately 200 state liquor stores hinged on a reply to be given the Liquor Control Board by representatives of mately 800 suspended clerks Clerks of stores in other sections of the state went on strike earlier in the week but walkout did not reach Chester until yesterday Seven members of a committee which conferred with Board Chair man Frederick T Gelder and other state liquor officials for three hours yesterday promised to return today with a final answer to the boards ultimatum that clerks must return to work with a promise not to strike again Moscow line dis patches said today that Nazi pres sure toward the Volga River was be ing maintained in northwest Stalin but a slackening of German infantry attacks was reported from the battered city The noon communique reported the repulse of small infantry at tacks on the Stalingrad front but other reports emphasized that Nazi pressure shows little sign of dimin ishing The Germans were said to be hammering at the northwest indus trial section in an effort to reach the Volga Fresh infantry and ar mored forces which have been at the front only five days were spear heading the Nazi effort The Red Army newspaper Red Star reported that the Germans had failed to achieve their objective of breaking the Soviet lines inside Stalingrad and cutting through to the Volga thus splitting the citys defense forces The Vichy radio reported that the Germans had brought up the heaviest types of siege guns and had started to batter Sta as they did Sevastopol To the northwest of Stalingrad the Red Army push to the south moved ahead slowly and several Nazi strongholds were captured Five strong counterattacks were beaten off Pravda organ of the Communist Party reported the Germans were employing masses of planes against Soviet positions The newspaper re ported that Russian troops had shot down many Nazi planes with their antitank rifles Communiques and frontline dis patches for 46 days had described almost hourly assaults upon Stalin grad by thousands of planes hun dreds of tanks and divisions of shock troops Today came the attacks were now small Thursday the Germans an that they would aban don frontal attacks on Stalin grad where at least 200000 of them had died and try to re duce what was left of it by con artillery fire On other sectors there was an exchange of artillery and mortar fire the noon communique said Of fighting in Stalingrad the communique said In the Stalingrad area Soviet troops repulsed small infantry at tacks On one sector a German in fantry company 300 men tried to penetrate a Soviet stronghold and were repulsed by machine gun and mortar fire It retired to its initial positions On other sectors there was an exchange of artillery and mortar fire Radio Berlin broadcast that fighting was underway for an armaments works outside Stal ingrad proper The broadcast said German military quarters had emphasized from the out set that the battle for fortified railway stations warehouses and administrative buildings inside Stalingrad would be long but nevertheless the greater of the city in 26 Last City Edition PRICE THREE CENTS Scrap Committee Forced To Hire Truck Workers For Aid In Collections Hired truck workers entered the citys scrap campai ti this morning due to the shortage of volunteers and with the assistance ol boy scouts made todays collection in the Eleventh Ward Arthur Gearhart chairman of the city campaign ordered the workers hired after four volunteer trucks had appeared in that ward but men were not available to man them The scouts offered their serv ices The lack of cooperation by the adult population has been and con COL HYATT HEADS GASOLINE PANEL BOARD The first Gasoline Rationing Panel Board in Delaware county is headed bv Col Frank K Hyatt president by Col and commandant of Pennsylvania Relief Surges Frontline dispatches reported that Marshal Semyon counteroffensive driving down be tween the Don and Volga Rivers Turn to Page 2 Number 6 COL FRANK K HYATT Military College it s announced by R C Stephenson executive secre tary of OPA for the county The other members of the panel are Douglas Faith president of the Bank and Trust Company and Edwin A Chester attorney supervise the ra of gasoline for employes of the Sun Shipbuilding and Company in conjunction with Wil liam H rationing director of the plant The panel several large this county were authorized by OPA recently but the one for the Sun Ship is the first to be announced County rationing officials are boards for other large industries in a few other places in Pennsylvania have similar boards been authorized Stephenson says PA NEWSPAPER STRIKE ENDS JOSEPHINE BAKER REPORTED DYING Lisbon newspaper Di arip Popular said today that Jose Baker international famous American Negro singer and dancer was dying of tuberculosis in a Casa blanca hospital She was last seen in Lisbon in 1940 weeping as she left a theater where her show had not had a good reception It is terrible to grow old she said Pittsburgh of an U strike at the Ali Pa Gazette was announced today by Hilary Doberneck dent of the Pitts burgh chapter of the American Newspaper Guild The strike was the second long est in Guild history It to an end when the new manager of the publication granted a general increase in wages up a week minimum for a union shop paid vacations dismissal bo nus and other benefits Doberneck said The agreement also called for re instatement of five newspaper Guild members who were allegedly dismissed for union activities Ga zette operations are expected to be resumed next week to be very disappointing Mr Gearhart said The school chil dren have been the backbone of the drive and the major part of the credit for any success that it may have belongs ot them of workers today on the close of the first week of ward collections came after constant ef forts by the committee to secure volunteer aid in picking up the scrap metal which has been placed at curbs by local residents Eight of the citys 11 wards have now been covered by trucks Schedule for next weeks collec tions by wards follows Ward and Ninth Wards 800 Tons Collected So far more than 800 tons of scrap have been collected in Ches ter and daily contributions are ex to bring the total to the 1000 ton quota by early next week School lots have by far the largest scrap heaps and at School alone there are an estimated 200 tons This pile the committee said today is the largest in the city In yesterdays collections students from Chester High School and St James School assisted in the pick up Headquarters for the drive in the Times lobby where the telephone number is 4528 continues to receive calls for information The office is open daily except Sunday TORPEDOED SHIPS CREW SAFE Washington Navy De announced today that the entire crew of 36 was saved after an Axis submarine torpedoed and shelled a Norwegian merchant vessel in the midAtlantic in August v All members of the crew have been landed at an East Coast port of the United States The attack occurred shortly after two open the ves sel s side the Navy account said Moments later a missed by inches and sped with a rush of phosphorescent light under the stern TO ADVISE ON HEATING HOMES An advisory commute of engineers and heating experts has been set up by the Philadelphia Council of De fense to give free information on the heating of homes it was announced today The committe was appointed by Judge Harry S McDevitt executive director of the council It will ad vise the public and also help local rationing boards solve the problems of fuel oil rationing FIREMEN CALLED TO CRUM LYNNE Fire sirens of the Vaulclain Fire Company blowing between 3 and 4 a m this morning startled residents of Chester and Eddystone Many believed it to be an air raid alert but the alarm signaled a fire in Mildred avenue Crum Lynn It was reported that a garage and car were damaged in the blaze ARE FINED Mrs Mary Abby and Wilmer Good both of the Wilden Apart ments Market street Marcus Hook each were fined and costs yes by Judge Harold L Ervin hi Media court on moral charges SUGAR APPLICATION DATES ARE SET Sugar rations for institutional and industrial users for November and December should be applied for be tween October 15 and 30 it has been announced Because of the increase in lation of Delaware county industrial users will be allowed 10 per cent more sugar above their former al IN PHILADELPHIA Eastern Defense Command announced today that the ap proach of a strange airplane later identified as friendly caused a blue alert in Phila delphia last night The blue signal which is delivered only to defense agencies was sound ed at P M and the all clear came at Col E R Quesada of the First Fighter Command said Army Air Forces took immediate protective action FIRE IN CAR IS PUT OUT Fire burst out suddenly in the In of a car owned by Maurice Gulp Twin Oaks and Hutchinson roads Linwood at 4 a m today destroying the upholstering Gulp parked his car in the drive way beside his home last night It is thought that the blaze started by someone carelessly tossing away a cigaret The Friendship Fire Company of extinguished the flames GRASS FIRE A grass fire on the Pennsylvania Railroad bank between Fifth and Jeffrey streets burned an area ap proximately a half block long be fore it was extinguished by the Pel ton Fire Company The still alarm on the blaze was recorded at p m yesterday FOREARM FRACTURED William Legg 38 of 1304 Elsinore street suffered a fractured right forearm early today He is a super visor of the Southern Pennsylvania Bus Company Company officials stated that he did not suffer the in jury while at work He was taken to the Chester Hospital Topics of Times Hauls Scrap In Wagon tfs Stolen Adolph Goodrich a student at Larkin School is minus his wagon he patriotically used for the collec tion of scrap Last night his father C S Good rich 1139 Edgmont avenue reported to the police that Adolph had taken his wagon with a load of scrap to the school He went inside and when he returned it was gone U S TREASURY BALANCE Washington bal ance Internal Rev enue Customs Re Receipts 461470 Expenditures Five Grid Games Are Set Today In Chester Area The schoolboys take over on the home front today as no less than five football games are listed in the Ches ter metropolitan area with the tilt being but three miles away from the heart of town Topping the big gridiron program this afternoon will be the Chester game at the P M C Stadium This affair will get underway promptly at 230 Also within the city limits will be the game between St James and Boothwyn scheduled for the Lloyd Athletic Field Seventh and Lloyd streets and also beginning at 230 In the bordering borough of Ed Dom Marions Stoners sn last years Delaware County champions from GlenNor Hish School Over at Ridley Township the Green Raiders entertain mighty Clifton Heights rated by many as the countys most formidable ball club this year Just across the rail road tracks will be the meeting be Turn to Pate Number 1 No thyself when tempted to do something you shouldnt Why should the German people worry about food this winter If American and British fliers have their way theyll be fed up Grownups dont spread lard on their bread because theyre old enough to know butter Girls are naturally curious but some dont mind being kept to the dark by their boy friends With the baseball season over lets all hope that its the last time any Yankees will take a licking In Todays CHESTER TIMES Page Amusements 13 Answers to Questions 6 Bedtime Bridge g Churches 4 14 Comics 15 16 Crossword Puzzle 15 Editorials 6 Fiction 15 Financial 7 From the Times Files 6 In Hollywood 9 Marriage Licenses S Obituaries 2 Radio Time Serial Story 9 Society Sports 12 13 The Brighter Side 6 With Our Service Men 3 Womens Pages S 9
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