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Emporia Gazette, The (Newspaper) - April 14, 1942, Emporia, Kansas THE EMPORIA GAZETTE Drive for An Airport Is Launched Emporia Citizens V Meeting Unanimous For Air t Will Draft Plans An enthusiastic citizens ment for a municipal airport got under way at the Broadview hotel Monday night when a crowd of 94 persons representing a section of the town met and went unani on record in favor of an adequate municipally owned flying ft field The group empowered Paul O Krueger chairman to name an executive committee to work with the Chamber of Com merce Aviation committee and ob it tain facts and present some sort of a plan together with probable costs at the next meeting Mr Krueger was busy today se the executive committee which will be representative of the town Its personnel will be an later as will for the next meeting when the attend ance goal has been set at 500 Mrs Rachel Hart was drafted as tem secretary A permanent or will be effected at a future meeting Airport Plan on Paper The outstanding fact developed at Monday nights meeting was that Emporia already has an airport plan developed by the Chamber of Commerce which represents months of intensive labor This plan which is in blueprint form is based on the site miles south of Emporia which the city offered to the government for the bomber base a project which the town nar rowly missed getting and which went to Topeka The citizens movement will have the benefit moreover ofthe wide experience of the C of C Aviation committee In A the newly planned effort Highlighting the meeting was the report by O D Henry county en gineer and chairman of the Chambers Aviation committee who reported on the work of the com from the beginning up to the present The effect of Mr Henrys report was to give the impression that while there is still much work to do the hardest part has been ac and that no Insur mountable tasks stand in the way J of getting the airport proposal be fore the people Speaking briefly In opening the meeting Mr Krueger made the statement that present airport is inadequate for large air planes although meeting the for pilot training The field he said Is not owned by the city but is merely under Called upon to speak S W Ku fahl city commissioner said that Emporia should have its own alr ty port I wonder if now is not the time to consider It he said I have long looked forward to this Commissioner J W Jenkins said We have failed in past efforts but we should act now when the time seems propitious In my opinion it will go over Support Hag Failed Prefacing his committee report O D Henry said he thought it was a shame that the previous efforts for an airport did not have the Kind of support which the present movement has If we had succeeded years he said there Is no question but what the government would have the field in use and that it would be benefiting Emporia I want to say that I believe you people are going this tiling inthe right way It should be a movement of the Mr Henry said that the town should purchase enough land to in sure that the airport would be adequate for future demands made upon It even though it was not developed at once He suggested gradual development with exten sions made as needed A foot runway might be adequate as a starter but the land should be ade quate to accommodate a foot runway he said A section of land plus about 60 acres would te ade quate he said f No Federal Aid Now The question of government aid came up and Mr Henry and others told the group that C A A funds for airport aid were exhausted for 1942 but It was believed that more funds would become available in 1943 It was stated that before aid v would bc promised Emporia must first have the site in Its possession and perhaps have a plan all ready to place in the C A lap Mr Henry would not attempt to esti mate the amount of the proposed Issue but in a later talK Dr Ray C Maul coordinator of the CPA training at Emporia State roughly estimated that the cost would be the price of the land plus for development At the conclusion of Mr Henrys Everett motion for the appointment of an executive committee which would get facts Continued on Page Two Subscription Tlie subscription price of The gazette effective Mny 1st 4 By carrier In Emporia per month By carrier In adjoining on motor routes per month By mall of Emporia territory per per year Weekly Gazette per year Effective July 1st the bargain rate by mull In and adjoining counties will per year Subscriptions In Kansas subject to EMPORIA KANSAS TUESDAY EVENING APRIL 14 1942 219 INSPECTS ARRIVAL OF FELLOW In the town 8 navy yard little Peter eight ar rival of 289 fellow passenger and crewmen who were picked up by an American naval vessel after the British passenger ship on which they were traveling was torpedoed Chief Steward Hotston still was wear ing his life Jacket as he held Baby Wickett on the pier All and the crew were rescued and only one was Injured Enlist Emporia Auto Mechanics Kansas Ordnance Unit Needed for Overseas Service Enlistments of will start Wednesday in the Kansas il ofthe ordnance regiment being recruited by the motorcar dealers of the nation it was announced to day by C B Hereford of Hereford Motor sales Emporia Mr Hereford has been appointed to take applications for enlistment in the ordnance battalion which is being formed for maintenance work on all types of motorized equipment to be used in overseas duty The Kansas maximum limit is 500 men and officials expect it would be reached by Saturday of this week Men from 18 to 45 years of age are wanted from all trades In the organization there will be less than 200 privates after preliminary training is completed and ratings made Mr Hereford said To Train in Carolina The group must report to camp in North Carolina by May 1 and after training will be sent to an overseas base The work at th foreign base will include repair and maintenance of army trucks tanks cars tractors and other mo equipment Pay opportun are exceptionally good in the unit All but the 200 privates will be given rating entitling them to receive from to a month Men who have become unem ployed because of curtailment of auto production technical men wno want to serve their country the line they are skilled as well a those subject to the draft may ap ply for ordnance enlistment Enlistments will cease as soon as the quota has been reached In Emporia men can apply to Mr Hereford at the Hereford Motor Sales Seventh and Merchant Those anxious to get in should see Mr Hereford tonight or day Turn to Freezing Of Prices in War On Inflation Washington April 14 administration was reported auth today to have decided against asking for drastic new tax increases as a means of combatting inflation Attempts were under way to com pose disagreements among high government officials over a program envisioning the freezing of prices wages profits and bonuses Secretary of the Treasury Hem y Morgenthau was represented by his aides as believing the present tax program was suf that voluntary purchases of war bonds could be stepped up to a year thus ab excess purchase power and that consumer merchandise should bs rationed Officials Disagree He was understood to be opposed to most of the plans fathered by a group led by Price Administrator Leon Henderson and Marriner S Eccles chairman of the Federal Re serve board who reportedly favor not only a much stiffer tax pro gram but a simultaneous assault on all important inflationary factors as we This would mean freezing of nearly all wages and prices compulsory war bond purchases profit limitations and general re tail credit controls President Roosevelt has curtailed his engagements to devote as much time as possible to the problem his solution of which may be out lined in a fireside chat within the next two weeks TAX DEADLINE WEDNESDAY Topeka April 14 for payment of the 1942 state income tax without penalty is Wednesday After April 15 a 10 per cent penalty will be added The department re ported payments about 35 per cent ahead of last year Cash payments the first 10 days of April totaled compared with in 1941 The loss was covered by In J Scott Ins U S Submarines Take Big Toll The Seawolf V Record Cited By the Navy Washington April 14 ing on the vital supply lines regardless of the peril U S submarines such as the have accounted for approximately onefourth of all the 215 Japanese ships sunk or damaged by Ameri can action since the war began Naval observers here were quick to note that the new commander of the Pacific fleet Adm Chester W Nimitz was an old pig boat man and that the increase of submarine successes has been mounting since he supplanted Adm Husband E The Japanese radio has been eloquent in implied tribute to ability as an un raider Causes Jap Uneasiness On several occasions Tokyo has broadcast warnings of submarines in Japanese waters and the possibility of raids on coastal areas The unofficial compilation of the toll taken by American submarines was made after the navy disclosed details of the highly successful cruise It showed that of 215 enemy vessels sunk probably sunk or damaged submarines oper ating from the Indian ocean to the Japanese coast have been credited with 36 sinkings 12 probable sink ings and 10 attacks which resulted In damage to the enemy The Seawolf was credited with the largest number of successful at tacks known to have been made by a single American undersea raider and naval authorities said that Its achievement was un matched In the records of 8 pigboat operations Seven Victims for One Sub The cruise In the In on Page Two Good Evening Dandelion time in 1J oclock today night Monday Minimum year ago Maximum year ago TODAYS FORECAST Kanui Continued mild Wednesday forenoon Ideal Growing Weather Forecast Topeka April 14 to order for Kansas today Pleasant weather will continue the forecast said Temperatures averaged normal generally Monday reaching a high 75 at Goodland and The two towns also recorded last nights low 43 degrees Freezing temperatures have faded from the middle west said Feder al Meteorologist 8 D Flora No rain fell In or near Kansas the past 24 hours This is wonderful weather Moisture is sufficient for present Flora commented Wheat and pastures are greening well he added The mercury was expected to go slightly higher this afternoon ranging in the 70s generally Prewar Isolation Test in Illinois Primary Election Chicago April 14 vot ers came out by the hundreds of thousands today to demonstrate how a democracy works in war time They marked ballots in the first major primary election held in the United States since Pearl Harbor With complete freedom of choice they nominated candidates for U S senator for 26 congressional seats and a large category of state and lo cal offices The paramount issue was success ful prosecution of the war AH candidates agreed that it must be won and quickly Secretary of State Edward J Hughes has predicted preoccupation with the war would hold the vote to about which would be the lowest in 20 years But Ben L Serve Republican state chairman and others place the total higher Brooks Seat at Stake While all the candidates stood stanchly on a victory platform all the major candidates stood on a victory platform each party had a collateral issue of its own In the Republican primary it was the prewar isolationism of Sen C Wayland Brooks Brooks was elected as an and thats the way he voted In the senate State Treasurer Warren Wright his principal opponent came out In favor of President inter national policies days before the Japs reached Pearl Harbor He has not hesitated to make a point of this during the campaign Baseball Results NATIONAL LEAGUE At New York 000 000 Davis and Owen C Hubbell Mel ton and Danning Boston 001000 At Javery Conroy and Lombard Johnson and Warren At Cincinnati 000 020 00 Butcher and Lopea Walters and Hemsley Chicago 20 At St Louis 00 and McCullough M Cooper and Odea AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 0300010 At 0000000 Ruffing and Dickey Hudson and Early Philadelphia 10101 At Marchildon and Hayes H New some and Peacock 10010021 At Bagby and Desautels Henshaw and Tebbetts St Louis 000 At and Swift and Tresh Too Busy for Baseball Game Washington April 14 dent Roosevelt decided today against tossing out the first ball at the New game opening the American league sea son here but there were some others in the crowded capital who time to go Early presidential sec said the reason Mr Roose velt was passing up the game could be summed up in these words War and G Patent Pool Injures U Witness Washington April 14 vast patent pool described as linking the General Electric company in this country with Krupp interests in Germany was pictured as a war production bottleneck today by John Henry Lewin special assistant to the attorney general The government lawyer presented a mass of 124 exhibits from the Justice department antitrust files before the senate patents commit tee to support his charges that General Electric and its subsidiaries had entered Into a patent pool ar rangement with the German Inter ests involving cemented tungsten carbide Vital for Machine Tools Tills told senators is a metal hardening material vital to the industry and pro duction of guns shells airplanes and many other muni tions of war Vichy Flops Over To Side of Nazis Phonograph Record Production Ordered Cut 70 Per Cent Washington April 14 War Production board issued orders today forcing an immediate 70 per cent reduction in the manufacture of phonograph records and radio transcriptions Shellac Needed for War The curtailment was accom by reducing the amount of shellac available to producers to 30 per cent of the amount used last year Shellac is a necessity in record manufacture a WPB spokesman explained and the record industry normally uses about 13 of the na tions annual shellac consumption Experiments are being pushed it was said to find a suitable tute and reclaiming of old records probably will be attempted The board also directed indus tries using shellac except record manufacturers to reduce their con sumption 25 per cent below last years level between now and June 30 and curtail 65 per cent there after AID SOARS Britain Reports Receiving A Half Billion a Month London April 14 W United States aid to Britain Is now running at the rate 000 a month Sir Kingsley Wood chancellor of the exchequer told the house of commons today in present ing a new budget for the fiscal year started April 1 Assistance through the end of March was likely to reach he said in declaring that deliveries from the United States are a vital factor in our There was no immediate Indica tion In the speech as to what the governments needs would be for the new year but financial experts esti mated that expenditures would be about Programs Menus Folders We design dance programs party menus specialty of nil kinds Let us put our ideas to work lor you Phong 48 Laval Nazi Stooge Back Into Power A Diplomatic Defeat for Nazis May Get French Fleet Soon By The Associated Press France moved sharply toward greater collaboration with Germany today as Chief of Slate Marshal Philippe PC tain decided to form a new government including Pierre Laval chief exponent of stronger tics with the reich and Adin Jean anti British vice premier New Worry in London The marshals deci sion stirring immediate speculation on the possibility of France turning her still powerful fleet over to Adolf Hitler aroused somber re percussions in London The Vichy government shakeup was followed by an announcement that regime had rejected Washingtons explanation of the recent establishment of an Ameri can consulate at Brazzaville In Free French Equatorial Africa but half an hour later Vichy authori ties urgently asked that this state ment be withdrawn CALL U S NOTE The initial Vichy statement had been tart to the point of applying to the American note a term variously interpreted as unusual or On the Russian war front n Stockholm radio broadcast said Marshal Semeon Red armies in the Ukraine had forced a Deep breach in the German lines 25 miles north of the great city of Kharkov German reports also indicated that the Russians had opened a big scale new offensive on the Moscow front and had pierced Nazi defenses st some points Informed British quarters said the British government took nn exceedingly graw view of LavAis reentry into the Vichy govern ment Diplomatic sources said return was a tactical defeat for the United Nations diplomatic cam waged through the State ae in Washington to win Vichy away from the Axis REPS ATTACK FURIOUSLY Other major envelopments in the European war theater included 1 Russian armies pressing their furious spring offensive were reported to have launched an attack of extreme violence on the Moscow front British Exchange Telegraph quoted the Berlin radio as an nouncing that six Soviet divisions perhaps including an entire tank division succeeded in dislocating German lines at some points and that the battle was still in progress The broadcast also said the Rus sians were attacking in the Donets basin southern Ukraine front where the Red armies have been driving against Kharkov Taganrog and 2 George C Mar U S army chief of conferred with one of Britains top experta on invasion tactics Lord Louis Mountbatten chief of British Commandos Nazis Claim Ship Toll 3 high command asserted that German and planes had sunk 15 more Allied merchant ships totaling tons Including two American vessels in a convoy returning from the Rus sian Arctic port of Murmansk The high command said 12 ships were sunk in the Atlantic most of them directly off the east coast of 4 North Africa Cairo head reported that British ar tillery patrols blasted a column of Axis tanks armored cars and ar tillery in the sector 60 miles across the desert no mans land from the main British pOil tions at Tobruk An Italian communique strong British columns sup ported by armored units and arH were repulsed after fierce fighting The enemy which suffered heavy losses in killed and wounded re the Italian high com mand said On the diplomatic front the re of to power was seen as a decisive move toward plunging France into the Axis camp retain Forced fo Yield A British foreign office spokes man declared the reorganization was forced on Petain by the Nazis because the Germans are to a high degree nervous affairs in France resulting from an upswing In sympathy in the con French republic Marsha decision was an soon after the Vichy gov Laval to Be No 2 Man in Vichy Bern Switzerland April Reliable foreign diplomatic sources said today that Pierre Labal would assume Thursday a newlycreated post in Vichy to be known as chief of the govern title as government leader will make him number 2 man in Vichy government under Marshal Petain who remains chief of these sources They added that by this meth od Laval would be able to in augurate officially full French collaboration with Germany and her Axis partners The posts of premier and vice premier probably will be abol ished in the new government the diplomatic sources said Adm Jean who has been vicepremier under Petain since Laval was ousted on Ds cember 13 1940 Is expected to retain the post of foreign min ister which he now holds er with the national defense and the navy Petain was reported as con to preside over the coun cil of ministers the full cabinet and the chief of the state with out the technical title of premier Indefinitely suspended the Rlom trial of French leaders charged with being responsible for Frances unpreparedness for war Germany had complained bitter ly that the trial failed to bring out Frances war guilt far having taken up arms against the Reich In the first place DNB the official German news agency said the decree suspending the trial meant that the question of responsibility for the war will l Continued on Pase BID Defenses Pitifully Weak Native Troops Have Few Rifles No Artillery Editors note Hire Clark Lee Asso Press correspondent whose reports from repute Ipr accuracy ns well of the side of the war analyzes the on Island on the basis ol firsthand own adven tures nre mentioned only Incidentally al though he discloses for the time how he Australia from the Philip pines He sailed rom In a freighter which stopped In waters with enemy warships to help a supply ship which had run He still has nut told how he got from Bataan to BT CLARK LEE Melbourne April 14 The defenders of apparently have fought stiffly against the Japanese landing on the Land but they were never regarded as having had a chance to make more than a few days stand All the odds favored the invaders of that Philippine Eden Col Irvine C Scudders men were virtually all native Cebuanos who undoubtedly have fought well to defend their homeland but they had no equipment I spent two weeks on in late February and early March In its defenses as Scudders guest Only Equipped About of the Islands populace had been called to service but probably no more than had equipment mostly Springfield or Enfield rifles Scudder had one 50 caliber ma a few 30 caliber and no artillery or coastal guns Almost all of Cebus coastline Is low and for land ing no point is be yond range of naval guns on war ships In the inland sea Make Own Grenades The Americans were ing their own grenades of a potato l Continued on Page Els Fort Scott Editor A Censor Aide Washington April 14 W George Watson of the Fort Scott Tribune Monitor has been appointed by the advisory council the press divi sion of the censorship as nn unofficial informal liason man for Kansas Marble and liason editors for other states will be called upon suggestions and asked to keep watch on observance of the press code Most the editors were to be here today and Wednesday to learn how censorship operates Fred Seaton former now publisher of the Hastings Tribune was named liason editor Nebraska House Angered At Vichy Switch Washington April 14 States seizure of French possessions was demanded in the house today as a reply to plans of Vichy France for a new government embracing Pierre Laval Today a traitor received hla SO pieces of commented Rep Poage who described Latal as the enemy of all free Would Poage urged closer cooperation between the United States and the Free French government including the occupation of strategically lo French possessions Representative predicted the complete and inglo rious end of the French republic if the French fleet is turned over to No policy of appeasement can be asserted Representative Faddis in demanding that the United States by if nec essary seize all French possessions we believe necessary for the suc prosecution of the It comes with poor grace for Prance now turn against us in this trying said Represen Rankln Acting Secretary of State Welles declines to discuss Vichys plans pending a report from William D Leahy the American ambassador at Vichy U S Efforts Fall Only Monday the United States bid for the support of all French men in a formal note to the Vichy government pledging that Allied victory will restore the sovereign rights of the people of The message spoke ically of the plight of the Petain government under the overlordship of the present criminal regime in It declared Frenchmen collaborating with Hitler have at tempted to prostitute their country and pronounced as a failure Ger manys propaganda campaign to rupture the friendship of the French and American people Free French Stand Clear Welles gave the note to French last night It was in reply to formal Vichy protest against establishment of a United States eral at Brazzaville In French Equatorial Africa now under Free French control The note announced that Ameri can policy was to help Frenchmen maintain or regain control of their own territory and to deal with either the De Gaulle government or with Vichy whichever held a par colony If Petain had been in control at Brazzaville the note said Vichy would have been con in the consulate matter Report Nazis Have Invasion Jitters London April 14 IP Reports reaching London from neutral capi tals today indicated the German command was resigned to an impending invasion of Europe by Allied forces and afraid that the at tack would come at B place where it was not expected The visit of Gen George C Marshall U 3 army chief of staff and Harry Hopkins adviser to President Roosevelt has given Berlin an advanced case of jitters which was being answered by statements of bravado these re ports showed The Berlin correspondent of the Stockholm Demokraten reported a German high command spokesman as saying We arc expecting an at any time Let them try it We are Medicine Lodge Gas Well Forces Bubbles Up Through Ground Medicine Lodge April 14 IF Medicine Lodge residents turned anxious eyes to the ground today watching for gas bubbles from a newly brought in gas well three miles northeast of town Apprehension was felt that the gas escaping from the Great Lakes Carbon corporations No 1 Swartz might reach the city proper Flames Burn Two Two part of a group of high school boys watching the bubbling earth cast of town were burned when some of the gas be came ignited Officials said the fire which sent flames shooting 25 to 30 feet into the air was caused someone struck a match near one of the bubbles Efforts were being made to smother the flames Burned on the face and hands were John 17 and John Gal lagher 16 W J Gallagher Medicine Lodge oil man and father of young Gal said the company started capping the well shortly after it blew in Saturday but the gas was escaping through the sand The described as a ghost well was brought in at feet from the Douglas sand a new pay sand for the oil and gas field northeast of here It was estimated that the well would pro duce cubic feet of gas daily Kufahl Takes Oath His bond approved by dis court S W took the oath of office before City Clerk E T Mendel this and began his second term as com missioner of finance and revenue The ceremony took place at the regular meeting of the city com missioners Mr Kufahl also is un der a bond as of the Heritage fund Will Rogers Jr Into Politics Los Angeles April 14 Rogers son of the late humorist was endorsed by the Democratic council of the Sixteenth California congressional district last as Democratic candidate for the scat now occupied by Leland Ford Republican Rogers said he probably would be in the army during the campaign aid the campaign work will devolve on his friends He is a reserve officer in the field artillery U Filipino Troops Battle Japs on Corregidor Takes A Pounding RAF Blasts Jap Planes In Indian Ocean BT ROGER D Editor Greatly outnumbered American and Filipino troops officially reported putting up stubborn resis tance to Japanese today on Island In the central Philip while Lt Gen Jonathan defenders of Corregi dor underwent four more by Japanese bombers The Japanese force on 250 miles south of Manila was esti mated at RAF Smash at Andaman In the battle for the approaches to India British headquarters re ported that RAF planes had de or damaged 13 flying boats In a smashing attack on Japans new base in the Anda man islands in the Bay Ben gal In Touch With Cebo A War department bulletin said that communication between Ce and Corregidor had been re established and that heavy fighting was in progress with our troops stubbornly resisting the advance of the On Corregidor the last major bastion in battle of Luzon the War depart ment said heavy Japanese bombers inflicted some troop casualties but only slight damage to military in Enemy batteries shelled Corre gidor and Fort Frank from posi tions on both sides of Manila the communique said Our guns returned the Tlie War department also re ported sharp skirmishes on Minda nao Island 600 miles south of Manila Imperial Tokyo headquarters as that Japans invasion armies had captured prisoners in 15 generals the be ginning of the ol tensive m the Philippines while on the Bur ma front British acknowledged a dangerous Japanese thrust toward the cen tral Burma oil fields Near Burma Oil Fields A British communique said Jap anese troops driving up the waddy river had capture the village of which Is only 22 miles south of the oil fields The British also reported increas ing Japanese pressure below Taunx 90 northeast of Prome about midway between the right flank and the left flank or the main Allied defense lines Other developments in the faff Pacific theater Persia Breaks With Japs Iran With India imminently threatened by Japanese invasion Iran Persia broke off relations with Japan Lying midway between India and the North African battle zone Iran would be a likely route for an at tempted junction of Japanese and German armies Australia States and Australian filers blasted anew at Japanese Invasion bases at Lea New Guinea and Dutch Timor attacking ships and air dromes Four Japanese planes were shot down or damaged Japs Take U S Soldiers Japanese said of prisoners they cap tured on Bataan peninsula were United States soldiers as distin from native Filipino troops and declared that booty included 186 guns 320 SOO au rifles rifles 124 tanks and armoured cars and 220 other cars from Lt Gen Jona than M headquarters on Corregidor island In Manila bay indicated that a Japanese attempt to storm the rocky citadel by night was near In the last 24 hours guns were officially credited with sinking a Japanese ship off the Bataan coast and smashing Jap anese small boats massed at the fishing village Military observers said the Jap anese would probably strike on tho first night that rain blacks out the waters between Corregidor and the mainland The rainy season starts in the next few days Heavy fire on Genera reported that the island fortress was under almost constant fire by Japanese artillery on both the north and south shores of Manila bay Information was lacking on the fighting at in the central Philippines 250 miles south Ma nila where Japanese troops landed Friday The American and Filipino defenders were so badly outnumbered how ever hat they were siven chance to resist more than u days On Mindanao Island 600 miles south Manila patrols were officially reported to have raided and burned Jap anese food warehouses on the ern shore of Davao one of the feeding points for he Jap anese thrusts toward Youll be re ui a window at home or 601 Commercial Phone 306
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