Galveston County Daily News, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1941, Galveston, Texas OYSTERS Milk FREE DELIVERY in City 20th 4 U II I T II I L1 J 4618 CAFE I COPY NOT FOR SALE IY W. L MOODY IMC tor 75 potter nf btf In 100TH 241. DECEMBER 7, 1941. PAGES ESTABLISHED FDR Sends Message to Japanese Emperor U. S. Places Finnish Vessels in American Ports Under Custody Action Is Timed To Fit Britain's War Declaration Reluctantly Takes View That Former m Friend Is Axis Ally Dec. 6. The United tonight ordered nish ships in American ports put under finally and taking the view that her close tional friend waa now part and parcel of the Announcement the action made through the navy ment which It had instructed the coast to take over nish merchantmen tied up In ports of this The order was timed lo fit the hour at which Great Britain formally herself at war with gary and one minute alter British Hjalmar the Finnish had called at the state department hours NO SHIPS There no Finnish ships In ports of this coast guard tion to be affected by the United States action yesterday in taking Finnish vessels Into Lt. Com. E. C. officer In charge at coast guard offices said last The ports under Jurisdiction ot this office include Texas Corpus and presumably the decision was made known him at that The navy announcement listed six ships known to be In American ports at this While i department's an- was to the brief order Lo the coast It assumed the action was the result of Great Britain's formal designation of Finland ns a partner of the nsis The navy announcement this accounting of Finnish Monday evening a ID an an- made by GUI A. Amundsen manager of the Galr veston Chamber of Commerce con- tourist rates from 3ort Goose and Corpus It explained that the ion of this council made It ble for members residing In the gulf coast area to reach one of the cities In a few attend a meeting and return home within known to be at Boston Dec. 4. and thc sel both of which were at New York 5; at Philadelphia on Dec. 5. at 5; tor vessel at Newport Dec. 5. 14 Shins in lie ml up he Maritime commission officials said Finland had 24 shina operating In the Western Hemisphere under a conduct guarantee by Great Eleven are under the Panama 12 under the Finnish flag nnd one in Cuban Maritime sources said the nish vessels under Panamanian ill be to change he name of the council to the Gulf t It is expected that Turn to 2. See Chamber Nominees For Directorate Are Announced Twenty nominees for ten places on the board of directors the of Commerce in the annual election now under way have been selected by the nominating committee and thc lots have been mailed to tho E. S. chamber general In accordance with the arid the ten nees receiving tho highest ber of votes snail be declared ed for The election will close Jan. G. Nominees George C. sales Black ware F. C. executive vice Guaranty Federal Savings Loan Dr. L. R. superintendent Steta Psychopathic Gus A. county Sam division freight Santa Fc Railway LouiA C. vice president nnd general Publishing B. T. executive vire Texas Star Flour C. P. Food R. Wilbur Galveston Model Galveston R J. general Southern Compress ft. Warehouse Oscar H. Hopkins Electric Supply L. H. Cotton R. Roebuck H. Levy general E. S. Levy ft J. M. vice Steamship Grady S. Turn to Pago 2. See The Weather Enst Including Partly warmer In Interior partly warmer In south nto to cnst winds on the warmer In northwest northerly on thn United weather bureau data on Pago British Against Three Nations But Is Almost Unnoticed in English Capital 7. The quietly and formally to war against Hungary and Rumania this morning because they were on Germany's aide against The zero one minute alter Greenwich or a. m. London passed almost unnoticed London 1 Newspapers gave It scant attention and the Dispatch even cised the British foreign office for waiting so to comply 'the Russian request g i Even before the zero hour of a I declaration of war Of Sabine Council Meet Here Monday 28lh Anniversary of Local Association Celebrated The Motion Picture Machine Op- Local Union No. 305 of the and MO of will be host to the Sabine L newly organized group which In- cludes In the gulf coast gulf c t the ing a f hou International attend the representatives Fred of and E. J. of whose Eon is the state of Mr. Miller Is the father of of tho A banquet to celebrate the local 28th anniversary will o held Monday night at at the Jean Lafitte Hotel after the local theaters guests will bo visiting managers of theaters in Texas and theater abor City and county will also he invited to at- Local No. 305 obtained its er July 10, 2013, at a convention f the Alliance held in along with Philadelphia nine other including Vew According to M. H. the organization is strictly The local recently hased worth of Various of the local are active in civic and In ports Officers of the local Mr. M. B. vice H. A. and Andrew Turn to Page 2. See Texans in Defense Guard Dec. 6. Texans arc serving n tho army of the States ind the Texas defense Tho adjutant general's ment today noted selective registrants under 90.- DOO volunteers in various army units nnd national iow in In addition men arc he defence composed 03 including air land Yard operatives moved swiftly against More than 200 persons were ar- Including 150 who will to tion Newly designated prepared to leave Each of the German states had ist down the demand with a reply which was termed un- Hungary mania did not said the declaration will not materially change the ent The chief they would be that the and ians will the other at a peace conference they halt hostilities Britain's Finland turn Dec. 6. VP Canada lowed and on niania and The Canadian announcement made .by Prime Minister The dec- became effective at mid- night Ottawa or p. m. Saturday declaration went Into effect four hours or i. in. Sunday British Claim Axis Prisoners Exceed 7500 Continue Efforts to Whittle Down Mechanized Forces in Libya Dec. 6. JP Axis war prisoners are being rounded up Libya faster than can be j counted and now exceed 750 British declared today as continued to tle down German and Italian mechanized formations in a welter of minor British sources said the initiative apparently lies now with the Imperial in North Africa but acknowledged that operations were restricted to strong and that there has been no new major tank a scale fighting was expected in British quarters as the weather im- The British were reported in a better it than in the earlier stages of the The British claim a total 223 axis planes been destroyed since the Libyan offensive started Nov. 18, including at least 54 JUr favorite Unofficial estimates prior to the offensive put axis air strength in Libya .at 1000 including 200 axis has fought .in rather than withdrawing westward ex- tend their communications lines has become clear British sources Germans and Italians had larger quantities of supplies near the tle area than originally bad been s u p s e for an eventual axis thrust into Egypt Chief the British gains reported the recovery what ground remained in enemy hands at Ed southeast of after three axis tacks had seize that British communiques emphasized scattered clashes they took heavy toll of axis machines and Despite the RAF with a bag of 22 axis planes over Libya at a cost of only six In were said More 3000 Italian and about 2000 German prisoners have been Despite He's Still Just Plain Father Murphy to Hundreds of Friends As Golden Jubilee of Priest Approaches The association of Hungarians in Great in a statement affirming their solidarity with the said victory alone can free Hungary of its present shame and The Czechs and Slovaks in already allied with Britain extended their co-operation to include the new The Rumanian democratic com- issued a statement saying deeply deplore the contingency which now has arisen leading to Turn to Page 4. See Turn to 4. Roosevelt Asks More for Defense Dec. 6.' JP Roosevelt asked the senate today to add to the supplemental defense propriation approved by the The request received by a senate appropriations as It held at Saturday session to on the Largest of the new items asked the president was for the navy department's bureau of yards and docks for construction of public works that were not de- Other new requests for thc coast an ice cutter for use on Great Lakes and magnetic mine protection on 29 coast guard for the department of to pay costs of alien stration and Investigation of for- eign for the ment to be used for housing for crews of vessels under repair at Mass. Man Fatally Shot After Riding Academy Entered Awakened by Encounter Man and Small Boy Glenn about 28 years of was fatally shot at the Palace Hiding 59th and about 2 o'clock Saturday after a negro and his who are were awakened by someone breaking in the The caretaker and his wife were by the sound of someone breaking the door of the and the negro man got a shotgun and started to ing to the report received at the office of County Attorney Charles RT. REV. JOHN 5. MURPHY celebrates golden jubilee this BY record he's S to and just Father giving stu dents tof school chism other times is earing for the religious of his end taking an active interest of iirwin High School or probing Into he history of the Catholics in Like the Gulf of Mexico; Father of Alert has a school cover an en- Ure many now he has Catholics he once has even burled Begins Tuesday On Tuesday 9, the observance Murphy's golden priest will be- high mass Tne of will sing the in afternoon will present program for Mayor Brantly Hams G V of Sacred Hear Church will speak at a the Tuesday night Most C. K. the diocese is to be ent for this and also for solemn high which Father Murphy Wednesday assisted by local and Houston r A dinner for 'the pastor scheduled the Hotel early ing which will a public reception at Patrick's tory from to 5 Turn to Fags 22. Sec H. The negro discovered a white man and with him 8-year-old both of whom sought to wrest the shotgun from cording to the report received by the county The negro woman meanwhile obtained a Mr. Theobald said that the negro woman told of firing a gle pistol Good was struck in tho through his Members of the bullet ilar Mr. Theobald said when e sheriff's who turned the boy over to Officer John that the said ho and the had en- tered the riding academy building to find a place to The last night said that it had not obtained either the address of Good's place of residence or names of Good was known to many persons of western veston Island and the Stimulus Given Business by Defense Is Reflected by Local Shopping Activity As 1941 Christinas Near economic conditions the country With brough the stimulus of the lonat defense merchants are highly optimistic a prosperous Christmas with present indications lo a brisk holiday lo Henry Block ary and manager of the Galveston Merchants Although a number of ar- of merchandise will not be because of priorities and ho need for certain commodities the defense tho hulk f Christmas merchandise was before these restrictions nnd customers vlll find practically all of their gifts In the local next year there wilt o R very different story and will have lo use nil of his to devise toys and other out- of sub- materials In order lo y both Sam and hla nile Tin toy and other toys made of terials necessary for defense ably will be but In their stead there may ho gifts for the youngsters which may make them 15 SHOPPING DAYS to Christmas Also GIVE U.S. Defense Savings BONDS and STAMPS BANKS POST OFFICES more peace conscious and less war Foreign made articles are out of the but American manufacturers have done a Rood job and provided excellent Of there still some leftover foreign but American goods predominate more than Prices ns a whole are ably and the federal tax Imposed upon electrical gold and auto- and other luxuries Is bound to bo Merchants and manufacturers have tried their level best to operate with Santa Glaus in ing the prices down as much as end there wilt be al gifts within tho reach of he he rich or With conditions abroad In such a those who live in ica and appreciate the democratic way of ara eager snow Turn to 2. See Russians Fight Reinvigorated of Germans on Moscow Soviet Capital Faces Houstonian Dies Of Drowning in Chocolate Bayou Special lo The W nK to a capsized boat for a halt in the rough Soviet Envoy To S. Promises to the San Dec. 6.' R. Li hew Russian arrived in the United States today with the promise that the red army would fight waters of Chocolate W. the red army would fight o nt or a bert Parker of drowned about 1 o'clock Saturday The accident occurred near the section about 12 miles southeast f Justice of the Peace William Burkhart of Alvin held an inquest and rendered a verdict of dental Parker was on a fishing trip with his J. B. and S. C. all employes of the Houston Electric Co. at According to the trio the intracoastal but soon turned around when water became The capsized and they hung on or over three Parker be- came delirious and disappeared under the it was companions soon recovered but he never The party was rescued by City Marshal Armour Savell of Alvin and Game Warden Frank Mcbane after it managed to reach a shell The body was taken to the funeral home and later sent o the funeral home In and fivs other persons connected with Russian enterprise in this country were due to arrive in D. at 10 a. m. tomorrow by special 3rief stops were scheduled in Voman Surrenders On Murder Charge 6. fP Helen on an charging that she dered J. C. Franklin and was re- eased on temporary bond of lending a habeas corpus hearing Langston O. King set for Miss blond and 30, and for 57, was ar- a few days after the body the investment broker and at- orney was found in his burning automobile on a river She Also has been charged with from tha firm and ad been free bonds totaling 7100. until indictment waa re- turned The soviet nearing the end of a flight carrying him quarters of the way around the declined to politics on from the clipper plane from but said am looking forward with confidence to my work in His reception both official and comprised one of tho largest gatherings on record to meet i trans-Pacific plane Officials of the United States army and of the free France of the Russian con- and the Russian purchasing and of the United States department of state were a secretary on his Turn to Page 2. See Crisis of By Associated Press Massed red fighting furi- an the of their native Russian a man drive Moscow with lightning strokes invaders in numerous vital Moscow appeared to face the greatest peril of the war as Adolf Hitler's commanders in the their armies had overrun five more towns and swung close to the of thc Don River 200 miles southeast of the soviet The new German upon the soviet capital was described by the Italian radio as most rific offensive of all It said Hitler was throwing a million and a half 8000 tanks and a thousand guns into thc the ng through deep snow in as low as 31 below claimed they held 57 miles west of and 50 miles vhile pushing steadily forward on he southern flank around Orel and They said they had midway ween Orel and and the owns of Mtsensk 4War Appear Darker In Far East Believed Unsatisfied With Explanation for Concentrations Dec. 6. IP Pres. has a sonal message to Emperor hito of Japan in the midst of ening war in the Far it was disclosed by the state de- The president's direct message to the who is. as divine by the was immediately interpreted in formed quarters as a his dissatisfaction with the ation made Premier of Japan through the Japanese envoys here to the reason for Japanese In. French The message also waa a. step of last avert an open break with if unlikely Roosevelt would with virtually all hope abandoned of a ad- justment of the diplo- matic an- that a message was sent president to the mikado gave no intimation of. its contents was with an assertion nese troops reported massing n the and that two con- voys had been sighted morning steaming the Gulf of Second Direct the time of the American Panay by Japanese in Chinese waters Prince then made a report of the dent mikado United States protests and -a direct message the the Shortly the Roosevelt effort to avert that measured by the and his He is considered descended Goddess Amaterasu ages and on a. plane ar the ordinary of Abides Not for not since the the great Em- peror Meiji .in 1912-has a Turn to Page 2. See Blackout in America Theme Annual Jaycee Christmas Lighting Contest Centering about the theme blackout in Galveston Junior Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Its fourth annual mas home lighting and decorating This season's contest has a series of novel according to Jules who is again ng as chairman cf The home lighting which sponsored as a nationwide ect by junior stresses he Importance of lights In mas program will liant with favor riven to entries which can easily ue seen from Mr. In this the local ior chamber Is attempting to have u many lights as possible Ing between the hours of 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock Christmas Eve according to Mr. Officials of ths junior chamber are making plans to contact local merchants in an effort to make the city a blazo of lights during tho Christmas In helpful pointers to those planning to enter tho home lighting Mr. Lauve snid that the trend of tho lighting this Turn to 2. Turn to Page 4. Warriors In Orient Ordered To Battle Stations U Takes New Steps to Expedite Alaskan Base Work By The explosive Far Eastern ion was intensified further day by an urgent order which sailors of Britain's For Eastern army and air personnel to stations on the Thousands of men left football theaters ind clubs to report for duty were sent to downtown Singapore pick them called It a move following complete of settlements The Australian Associated Press Australian ships nd men would be dispatched tq The Netherlands East iles in the event of Authoritative Melbourne sources an lent among the United China and The Netherlands to meet any Japanese The agreement to ide for sending of Australian to the defense of The Japan made no overt move but ic Japanese accusing Pres. of insincerity in peace said the United States had turned clearly to an offensive Mchi Nichi said the United States was only playing for Calmest Japanese voice was that of 88 old Count Kentaro member of the privy who urged one more try at a negotiated United States army was Tum to Page 4. See In The News Today Catholics of diocese to renew Sledge today not to on pictures classified as Immoral 8. Enrollments announced for new classes to train women for civilian defense 21. Col. P. L. commanding of- ficer of the 265th Coast Artillery returns to command at Fort Crockett 25. Local will have annual services 2. Meeting of girls Interested In entertaining soldiers will be held 21. Grand exalted ruler of Elks to ho hern 4. Other departments Editorials and 6. 12. 10. Page 18, The Service 11. rino 15. Boy Seoul no 81. Around tho City 4. 4. Texas City and mainland Pago 10.