Kingston Gleaner, August 12, 1941

Kingston Gleaner

August 12, 1941

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Gleaner, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1941, Kingston, Kingston iff Welcome it fr Big GLEANER FOOTBALL COMPETITION t D For Each Cross. INCLUDING 111 OOV'i. TAX. AND 57 OTHER Entries Close 23rd August 1941. See Page 1Q for Coupon and Rules. ESTABLISHED 1834 in First Prize See Page 10 En L 3 '134i. 1941 ESTABLISHED 1834 THE SUN SMILES ALL LONG on Rum-Drinks made .with H MYERS'S RUM Matured in Bond Bytued in Bund FREP L. MYERS SON 'Tht Sugar Kthfston _____________ SIXTEEN PAGES CVH. No. 184 AUGUST 12. 1941 PENNY HALF-PENNY SIXTEEN PAGES rces Thrown igkting HITLER SEEKINd EARLY DECISION THIRD OFFENSIVE against Russia is raging from the Lenin- grad front to the neighbourhood of the Black Sea port of The fult weight of the German land the drive info the Ukraine. Here the Germans report fighting between Kiev and at Belaya Tserkov and at Uman. The Germans continue to make rapid the rivers Dneiper and but there is no sign of a break in Russian resistance around Odessa. Advance Ger- _ but the main fight- Ing scents to be around which lies 150 miles north of Odessa arid is rather nearer to Kiev. Military observers in Berlin say that more German divisions than ever before have been thrown into the on- slaught. They admit that a decision must be reached this week otherwise the offensive will come to a standstill. NAZI PROGRESS FURTHER NORTH Further the Germans seem to have made little-progress .though fierce fighting is still going on.. from Berlin .emphasize that it would be a mistake to think that because of the onslaught in the Ukraine is any relaxation of German pressure in other sectors Foreign corespondents in Berlin are being reminded that Moscow and Leningrad are still threatened and the German communique again says that going according to FRAUDS Warning To Public There has been an unusual crop of Postal Order Irauds in recent and the postal authorities and .the police haye found them- selves powerless -to trace the thieves because in most cases the sender i -jf i Nippon Mobilized inii- War Australia And Thailand Alert I q Aug. Observers opined to-day that Japan's next theatre of action is more like- b ly Siberia than Thailand and the blow may fail any Leaving the R.C.A.F. the Duke the Jackson Building for a glimpse of the Kin Hall to the air force headquarters was lined b 1939 when the King and Queen visited the cap Point Cabin 'from his arduous task of inspectin adjoins .the suite occupied by the King and Q Duke will leave for Edmonton to-morrow to r was cheered by crowds which gathered around g's younger brother. The route from Rideau y cheering reminiscent of the days of ital. The-Duke yesterday took a brief rest at g Canadian' air training squadrons. This Cabin ueen during their tour of Canada in 1939. The esume his tour of inspection. U. S May Break Relations With Vichy m The Russian communique still reports lighting around Smolensk on the Moscow road and in the Estonian sector. Messages coming from Estonia report that in the capital factories are still working at high pressure on munitions and the Russians fighting around Nava be- tween the Gulf of Finland and Lake Peipus. the west and south 61 Lake f t A v H .00 miles from Leningrad itself.' The Germans claim successes on this front biut there is no ---firmation of it from Moscow. From the north .on. there is no fresh news _u. L b f carry outa.jnass raid on the Arctic filled in the. name of the to whom the order was being sent. The position is that a postal order is not negotiable when the name of the payee is filled and only the name .ap- Informed sources at Peiping expressed the belief that August is the latest Japanese could expect to launch a cam- paign in eastern without a winter stalemate. Reports of travellers from the northeast added up to one Something is occurring in Manchukuo. Informed sources sifting the rumours are convinced that Japan probably han amassed in Manchukuo at least many troops as the Russians they would encounter in eastern Siberia. The best available estimates indicate that Russia still has a normal strength of effectives in including some mechanised while Japan probable has possibly her normal Kwangtung. Army strength of Close Analysis of Japanese policy asserted the Japanese move into. Indo-China and reported pressure on IN i 41- I II J -r GERMAN PROGR NOTED Aug. 1 i. -Authorita- tive sources said today two German columns converging oh Odessa from the north and west were making very considerable progress. Ap- parently themNazLs_jarfi_attempting ih. t to pinch off the -Ukraine before the September_ rains and develop Base for winter operations. is no indication however that .the port of Murmansk. The formation was broken up and -individual planes were picked off by Russian fighters. BERLIN-MOSCOW RAIDS The Russian air force is -still striking jblows on enemy panzer troops and infantry reports that Berlin was bombed last night. incendiary and Wit 1_. m. _ Russian line is broken. Opinion is high explosive bombsrwere dropped expressed that tanks will find it on military pbjectives and large hard going in the Ukraine when fires were observed. All the Rus- name of the payee is filled by .the sending the postal order and a Bank cashes the postal order on a false tfre Bank is liable.. But in the case where no name has been filled the postal order may be cashed by anybody without liability. F It is understood that postal clerks are to be instructed again to ad- all of orders to fill in the name of the payee be- lore the so as to be sure that the is cashed'by the right party. F autumn rains start next the country being typically fen land in lost five aircraft in on to NEW BATTLE AREAS Moscow reported .that .the Red Army reinforced its. rising tide- of. j Senorts resistance and held firm along the I that the fire central -battlefront but officials ac- knowledged that defence lines at nonc of the fires -1 the north and flanks were drawn back nearer Leningrad and deeper into the I sian Bombers except one returned Cjfy Of Portsmouth To Honour Churchill e00d workn hold pBe .August To-night Council Of the City of 'Ports- mouth decided at a special meet- to confer the honorary free- i dom of Portsmouth on Mr. Win- 'ston Churchill and Mr. 11 formed quarters said yester- day that the R. A. F. and the Russian air force will ride Europe's lengthening nights in raids that will turn Ger- man cities into of death and by Cable and Wireless Ltd. a ma rcan e r s Skilled v nV -r-f rs The communique said continued throughout last night in the Smolensk salient'and at Belaya south of but a new battle was intensifying in the Uman halfway between Kiev and Odessa in. the The Russians also reported fight- ing yesterday in another new sec- near directly south of Leningrad and severity miles east of the Estonian frontier. It was the first time a com- munique mentioned the Uman sec- tor which the Germans claimed to have passed last Friday. LATEST RUSSIAN REPORT The issued tonight today our troops continued fighting in the Belaya Tserkov Uman directions. Our air force I continued to inflict bloxvs on panzer troops and at- tacked aircraft on airdromes and they bombed a bridge on the Danube and shipping at Constahza. The bridge was i Tuesday a.m. cow was again raided by Ger- man planes during the night. Hie official Russian statement says the mass of enemy planes were scattered far from the city and only a planes suc- ceeded in getting past the Mos- cow defences. Hi urn explosive bombs and incendiaries dropped and dwellings were demolished. One German plane was shot WireHss. Correct Position In To Men Who Have Been Sent From This Is- land To U. K. Our footnote to the report from Daventry Saturday regarding ques- tions asked in th House of Com- mons as to Redrafting in Jamaica why private parties and not Governinent bad undertaken Mils was incorrect. This foot- not- stated that the Becrititinff Committee of the Jamaica Imperial Association had sent away scores of workers for the munition fac- tories In England. The Recruiting Committee of the Imperial Association' has centred its on recruits for the R. A. F. and so far not 'more than iiI half such recruits- The communique went on In re- port t big air battle miles away when sixty or seventy Ger- man and Finnish planes tried to have left Nearly two hundred skilled work ers from Jamaica are now in Eng- land working in munition fac- as fitters. They were sent away in three batches of 60 and 74 and. re- ports received shew that their ser- vices were requisitioned within a very short time.qf their arrival'in the United Kingdom. In v.iew of the question asked in the House of Commons last week by Sir Leonard Chairman of Messrs Tate and regarding recruiting in Jamaica1 and the an- swer given by the British Govern- ment that the Governor of this is- land would be ASKED TO REPORT if authority hart been given any ffroup of persons to recruit men. it is perhaps appropriate to recall the circumstances in which thcs-j skilled workers were got .together and sent abroad. Skilled workers were requested by the Jamaica Chamber of Com- merce to enlist for service over- and those who volunteered were given practical and medjcal tests by government departments. Mr. G. J.P.. then Pre- sident of the Chamber of Com- raised money by public subscription to provide the men with warm for the modern and continued his labours after demitting office. Subsequently Mr. Kieffer co- opted the services of other gentle- men and resolved into a- committee known as the Over- seas Volunteer which has carried on the work of re- Latter- ly this C'Olnmittee nasldenfifed self with that formed to recruit men for the five of whom went with the last batch of muni- tion workers. OUT OF THE NIGWT HAS VAST HOST OF READERS The following was published in Reader's Direst for reports from book- sellers indicate that of the copies sold two months after publica- being more widely read than any other current best fiction or non-fic- of the printed in aerial form in the Sunday Gleaner. last night of a dia- i patch from New York by the Bri- tish broadcasting Corporation con-r taining Americans to break off diplomatic relations with Vichy's week-end was one of public uneasiness and intense governmental activity. This capital is f'ull of conflicting authentic information be- difflcuit_ to Any- approaching a rupture be- tween the United States and France would be the deepest to France since its defeat by and French official circles seem confi- dent to-day that nothing of the sort is in the air. Never 'has America and Ameri-. cans been shown more friendliness by the French than during recent dramatic days. And Marshal Pe- himself .and his entourage con- tinue to emphasise the Chief of State's deep.esteem for Ambassador William B. interesting contrast to the attitude of the Paris Press. As .for yesterday's BBC that is dismissed as mere British propaganda. Week-end meetings held between the Chief of NIarshal Henri Philippe and various members of the Government. .Per- haps the most important of all was that on .Saturday night between Vice .Premier Admiral Jean North African Pro-Consul General Maxime Jacque Vichy representa- tive in Paris for collaboration'with the and Georges Vichy's Ambassador to on all questions to French war prisoners. The confused situation hereabouts may well last for some according to well informed sources. It appears likely that Vichy is awaiting new proposals from the Germans. Otto ler's emissary to left. there for Berlin on Saturday and has not yet returned. A NEW PUZZLE. A new puzzle developed on Sat- urday when the Important Cabinet meeting slated for that day was postponed. The reason given' here is that the Marshal_has been making n s'ft i a t inh before announcing his decision to the now scheduled at 5 o'clock to-day. Between complete acceptance of German demands and blunt refusal there is plenty of leeway. But the announcement to-day to the effect that General Weygand is to return immediately to his North African without at- tending the Council of Ministers meeting this be taken as indication that France has taken its l has yet been issued on the outcome of this afternoon's meet- ing of the Vichy Cabinet which was presided over by Marshal Petain. Lyons radio stated that the com- munique would be issued later this evening and another message from Vichy said it was not. considered that any important decision would .be announced. b General Weygand who has -been having talks with Marshal Petain and Admiral Darlan left by plane to return to Algiers this afternoon. It was not quite clear whether he attended that. Cabinet meeting or not. JSome reports said he did and others that he did not attend .the session. before the meeting of the an unofficial Vichy spokes- man was reported to have told the Press that General Weygand was summoned to Vichy because his Government wanted to ward off any events which might follow the action-that was being prepared. The not specify what action was comtemplated. Earlier reports suggested that the Cabinet was meeting to consider the decision which the Vichy lead- ers had presumably reached on the German demands for the control of French Empire bases. It was thought in Berlin that while Marshal Petain and General Weygand had shown some hesita- tion about accepting the German Admiral Darlan was re- pared to meet them in spite of the unfavourable reactions such a deci- sion might have in the United States1. President.Roosevelt xvas reported to be reviewing the position of French possessions in the western since the occupation by Germany of bases in Africa would clearly affect the situation as a First Prize RAIDS ON CHUNGKING 1 Press by Cablf Wirelew Aim- cse numbering a hundred Kept the Chinese capital under Hlarrn for finri 9 half hours lollmvirig four raids. Opportunities come and And there is no better lime to em- brace the chances that cnme your way than now. for a 4d. .Entry Tec of rrient is a mighty .lot or money these days. That's why you should not blind to the golden opportunity that now beckons you to grasp Make up your mind to enter the Gleaner's Current Football Com- petition without fail. In fact dp so now and be sure.' Remember you have little to lose and a lot to so why not enter It's interesting and For the picture puzzle this is one you'll want to. study. It's Indeed this a BIG Contest in every way. See page 10 for the coupon and rules. ENTRIES CLOSK SATURDAY 33RD ACGITST 1041. TV United Stafes made dip- Ipmatic relations with the-French- Government contingent on the de- cisions to be to-day by the Petain Cabinet and it was reported that relations would be severed if the Vichy Government accedes to the latest German collaboration de- mands and permits the Nazis to which they in de- fending the French Empire. involved include stra- tegic bases on the Atlantic coast in French African colonies. Officials were chary on formal comment but there seemed a disposition to ex- pect the worst from to-day's delib-_ erations at Some quarters opined the Vichy Government had a definite purpose in view on Saturday when they re- leased statements made in a Paris interview by the envoy in the cupied Fernand de Brinon. These sources pointed out the sum- mary of de Brinon's remarks was that France- had decided fo accept the Nazi .version of world as opposed the. Anglo- American concept. It was pointed out that any programme allotting Germany a share in defending French possession would immedi-r ately bring into question the status of French colonial holdings in the western the strategically-located island of Mar- tinique.. Officials apparently entertained only a small hope that last-minute United States diplomatic efforts might off a collaboration de- cision at Vichy. The possibility the United States might be forced to sever relations caused conjecture whether the United States might then extend recognition to the Free French forces. It is known that the United States regards the Nazi demand for French bases along the Atlantic and in the Mediterranean as a preliminary to a gigantic Axis pincer-operation with Japan thrusting at Britain from the east while Germany strikes from the west. Meanwhile the entire Iberian peninsula and Spanish and Portuguese island possessions ofl Europe and Africa provide the Germans numerous bases for- air and sub- marine warfare against British ves- sels in South Atlantic shipping ____________ t.Asiatic bloc sidrshow to tha- main event which is yet to come. It-is pointed out that with two divisions in Indo-China is not likely to challenge the British in Thailand. JAPAN MOBILIZING STRIKING FORCE Foreign Ministry sources at Shanghai agreed that Japan ii mobilising a powerful striking force in Manchukuo but usually Informed quarters there still Relieved Japan would act only if f ftnavia seemttl ou It was announced in Tokyo to-day that the Japanese Government decided to invoke the full provisions of the General Mobilisation including state control of the stock exchange and marine thus tightening the nation toward war footing. The set empowers the Government to draft Japanese manpower and economic resources in war emergency. AUSTRALIA'S ATTITUDE. At Melbourne Prime Minister Menzies declared to-day that Aus- tralia did not propose to run away from any responsibility she may have in guarding her own or Bri- tain's interests in the Far East. The Prime Minister returned to Melbourne from Adelaide early to- after cancelling plans for an in- spection tour. He attributed his de- cisioin to abandon his to a on page PARLEY HERE ON MPORT CONTROL IN W.I. CLOSES Five of Visiting Officials ti .1 No Statement B m On Decisions Reached Having settled their plans for standardising and unifying the con- trol of exchange and imports in all the British West the various Government officials who have been conferring here with each other and with Sir. Frank Comp- troller for West Indian Develop- ment and are now depart- ing for the seats of their Govern- ments. -Fiye of them left and the others will leave as oppor- tunity offers. The being purely was held in private and no statement of the decisions reached has been promulgated. Mr. Secretary to Sir Frank Stockdale and Secretary to the Man Taken From Bus On Murder Charge U STAGE WHIT native of in St. was ar- restedin Spanish in the vicinity of the Railway station yesterday morning by Detective Corporal Reginald of the Spanish Town on a charge of mur- dering Arnold St. Elizabeth shop-keeper on Saturday night last. Whitely was arrested when he was taken off a 'bus plying i 'tween Kingston and the try parts. The horribly mutilated body of Arnold Sinclair was found in nit Press-as to our decisions and our i bed-room at St. told yesterday that it the was entirely a conference of Government officials to consider greater uniformity of import control among the West In- dian Colonies. -gentlemen who came to attend the. conference were all Competent Authorities or con- trolling officers in their own Col- and it was not possible to make any public statement because import control work was so secret. am afraid we have not been to say .anything at all to RECDRD SUGAR CROP TO END SATURDAY The present sugar crop conclude on Saturday of this week with a production of 250 tons of every ion of excepting the comparative- ly 'small amount consumed locally. has been purchased by the British Government and to Britain and Canada. Only four factories are still grinding and they Will finish this week. They arc Serge Sevens and Ironshore. Preparations are now being made for the next grinding sea- and the estimates show that the coming crop will top the pre- sent one by some Ifi.flDO tons. The present estimates for next crop is Inns. but it is only for that rea- Mr. Norris declared. THOSE WHO LEFT. early Sunday morning. His head was bashed evidently .from sonie blunt hia w i L. dos Financial A. B. Ac- Cap-- tain A. Comptrol- ler of E. Treasurer. St. Lucia. Wind- ward and L. P. St. Windward Islands. They all said how pleasant their stay here -had been per- force it had been very brief and they had. been for the most part too busy to see much of the island. They all declined to make any statement concerning the work nf the confer- ence. It is expected that Mr. Sydney head of the Economic Dr- nartmcnt of the Colonial who attended the ronforohco. will lenv1 and to-morrow Mr. R. H. Wood. Chairman. Supplies Com- mittee British will de- On Friday Mr. H. 1O with razor'. As if to make certain of death both of his arms were broken. According to collected by the it has put for- ward that there is more than the larceny of nionpy behind the mur- the slayer was a homo- sexual pervert. When Sinclair's body was Whitoly was sought for question- ing by the St. Elizabeth but no trace could be found of He was thought to be in Old but it was known that he was n resident of Spanish Town some years ago. Acting on information Corporal Samuels arrested White- ly on the bus on which he had gpno to Kingston and was returning. He is now in the Spanish Town Jail and will brought before Spanish Town R.M. Court arrangements will for his transfer to St. Elizabeth. ;