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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - June 27, 1942, Joplin, Missouri THE WEATHER and thunderstorms no Important temperature and thunderstorms northeast and north central cooler extreme northwest warm temperature change PRESS REPORTS Final Edition VOL. NO. 276. Office 117 East Fourth Street SATURDAY JUNE 27, 1942.-TEN Published Morning Except Monday PRICE FIVE Kll AND QUEEN SEE U. S. TROOPS IN MOCK BATTLE Yanks in Northern Ireland Demonstrate Their Striking Power Before British ROYAL PAIR RIDES IN BOUNCING TANKS Two Watch Infantry Past and See Big Guns in Action - Called of By BICE With the United States Forces in Northern June 2Q.-(7Pi- King George and Queen for the first time in this have United States forces demonstrate the power with which they intend to help armies in repulsing any German invasion of the island In a full-dress mock the boys from the United States put on a show which everything from the operation of an electric doughnut maker to medium tanks in their full striking The display sent the king and queen on a in a series of incidents whose informality astounded court of One member of the palace entourage who has followed the royal family for 12 was the best show put on during the war and the king seems happier than I have ever seen jl Accompanied by United States Ambassador John G. the monarchs spent one full day of a three-day visit to northern Ireland chatting and dining with United States troops and bouncing around in At the army's Ulster they applauded a precision drill by saw gunners score direct hits on a moving target and ate roast beef in the enlisted men's At the beginning of their their majesties reviewed part of tlie armored watched the infantry swing and rode in bouncing tanks through pits and over bunkers while sirens wailed the din of make-believe Queen Talks to Then the king and queen were taken to a display of armored forces including medium and light armored field kitchens and still more secret weapons and other Queen Elizabeth asked Sergeant Reuben Krage of half a dozen sharp questions about his is a beautiful he he said was a She talked like she knew something about You would not have known she was a Of Mess Sergeant Irvin S. Dawson of she inquired whether he carried a complete set of butcher knives into the he See Scouts Fire at Then the king and queen watched motorcycle scouts armed with machine guns pour tracer bullets into silhouette An gun crew described as one of the world's 14 out of 15 shells into a moving target at 700 The crew was commanded by Sergeant Robert L. Cooper of and included Private Wallace Hall of Mo. Next the royal party went to the While Major General Russell P. commander of American forces in northern sat between the king and 58 officers and men filed by the same kitchen and received the same meal as the royal It was roast pear cherry pie and Two Arkansans Lunch With Royalty By J. WES With United States Forces in Northern June 26.-(.S*)- When Private Stanley left his factory job in for the army he never thought he's lunch with the king and queen of But and 56 comrades his company had what he called swell playing host to their A platoon from the company commanded by Captain David T. Long of won the distinction of lunching with the king and queen through efficiency competitions the previous The king and queen ate a regular army meal with roast beef forming and were treated more informally than is the custom during such And they both appeared wish my wife on Fires Raging in Bremen Hours After R. A. F. Attack More Than 1,000 Planes Bomb German Port City m Third Annihilation Fail to Onslaught Lasts for 75 Minutes and Deals Heavy Blow to Nazi Aids By DREW June 26.-(.ff)-Fires kindled last night at target in what was probably the R. A. biggest night so still were burning this afternoon in that port heretofore known as a great German arsenal for the battle of the British reconnaissance planes hunted Bremen out daylight to study her ruins and brought bacic that announced here Relays totalling more than 1,000 bombers converged on Bremen last night in a precision movement at first facilitated by the moonlight and the lights and later by the beckoning glare of fires which studded the Two Nazi Planes German twin-engined night searchlights in their challenged the attacking At least two of these were shot Aircraft of the Royal Dutch naval air Polish and Czech squadrons and the Royal Canadian air force's demon squadrons participated with the R. A. F. coastal and army co-operation commands in the battering of One pilot called the nighttime scene crazy galaxy of green and interspersed with orange flares and blue Pilots said some of the large glowed through the clouds and rivaled the aurora The attack was jammed into 75 or a quarter hour less than the recent all-out assault on It was the third of the great annihilation and indications were that the number of attackers exceeded the 1,130 which razed Cologne on May 30 and the 1,036 which devastated Essen two nights British Lose 53 The air ministry announced that a single force of than 1,000 chose Bremen for their main while a second force of bombers and fighters made intensive harassing attacks on German airdromes in the low This latter force believed to have been in the Although the total loss was 52 highest in R. A. F. informed persons said this was less than 5 per cent of the participating thus indicating that more than 1,040 planes were An informed air source asserted the raid a very heavy to German INCREASE IN SUGAR RATIONS STUDIED OPA SAYS LARGER ALLOWANCES WILL DEPEND ON IMPORT June 26.-(;P)-Although present supplies of sugar in this country are below the office of price administration announced today it was exploring the possibility of bigger sugar Any decision on a in the present weekly ration of one half a pound a person would necessarily depend on prospects for shipments from Puerto Rico and Cuba in the next six OPA because stocks of sugar now on hand not of themselves justify any Stocks Less Than Year Reports of bulging warehouses are the rationing agency Actually total sugar stocks are 33 per cent less than a year Overtaxed facilities are mainly in the gulf it was and are caused by ships unloading supplies there instead of taking the normal route up the Atlantic coast to New York and other refinery The final decision will depend on shipping but also will be influenced by information which will be available in 10 days or a fortnight on actual consumption and distribution under the rationing OPA NmH MEMBER OF FAMILY JOINS AMERICAN NAVY June 26.-(/P)-The last Patten pending joined up That made nine in the He is Wayne 18 years the youngest of eight who with 882 other recruits was sworn into the service by Ensign Donald Mason of sank The mass induction highlighted a visit of 15 American and British war The other former Iowa residents who moved to a few years were on They were Floyd the now in the navy recruiting and his seven other all survivors of the Gilbert and HOURLY TEMPERATURES The mercury rose to a high reading of 88 degrees yesterday at 4 p. m. from a low of 78 degrees at 6 a. m. Scattered thundershowers are forecast for High and low readings a year ago yesterday were 88 and 74 Hourly temperatures 1 a. 1 p. 2 a. 2 p. 3 A. 3 a. 111..........781 1 9 a. a. 6 a. 7 a. 8 a. 1 a. 111..........88 111..........SS 2 a. p. p. p. 8 p. 9 p. p. p. URGE OCCUPATION OF ALL FRANCE HITLER'S GENERALS FAVOR STEP TO OFFSET PROJECTED ALLIED June 27.-(Saturday)- unusually well informed source said today that Adolf Hitler is being urged by his military commanders to the occupation of all France to offset the projected invasion of Europe by the United This source declared that the report came through the same underground channels which disclosed that guns from the Maginot and Siegfried lines aru being moved to the English channel coast for defense Command Shaken In Hitler has shaken up his military replacing 26 division commanders in the last three or four it was The changes in the German military this source parallel the moves to stiffen civilian morale in the reich under the decree against elements who endanger the totalitarian state in This source warned against considering moves by the Germans as of weakness at the present should be taken for the present just for what they this source of German preparedness that the Allies must be equipped to overcome when they U. S. STEEL TO BEGIN ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN New June 26.-(^)-The United States Steel Corporation will begin next week the first national advertising campaign in its 41-year-history, a series intended to tell how the company is taking part in the war The first advertisements will appear next Tuesday in 263 dailies in 168 key market and steel plant The company said taken would range from 900 to 1,200 and that the first insertion would be followed by three others at intervals of a week or ten Copy will employ a SOUTH DAKOTA WOULD BORROW ELECTRIC CHAIR June 20.-(/P)- South Dakota state's attorney Frank S. Tait asked Attorney General Walter R. Johnston today South Dakota might borrow Nebraska's electric chair during the week of August 9. Tait informed Johnson that two South Dakota prisoners were under death sentence and that the war priorities board could not approve releasing materials for a new chair needed in South Wilbur J. Carr June 26.-(i5>)-Wilbur J. Carr of New former secretary of state and more recently United States minister to who often was called the of the American foreign died unexpectedly tonight at Johns Hopkins He was 71 years MADE BY PLANE Britain Announces His Safe Arrival From U. S. He Conferred With President STEPS INTO MIDST OF POLITICAL CRISIS Prime Minister Ready to Defend Government Against Criticism Arising From Setback in June 27.- Winston Churchill returned safely to England early today after a flight across the Atlantic fresh from a series of conferences with President Roosevelt on the war's prepared to defend his government against criticism arising from the setback to British armed forces in Flying home from America for the second time in little more than six the prime minister stepped into the midst of the most serious political crisis of his turbulent No one doubted that he returned in a fighting determined to defend vigorously his government and his conduct of the But the opposition is in a fighting Harriman in W. Averill United States lend-lease administrator in accompanied Churchill on the homeward but the brief announcement of their safe arrival did not list other members of the The last official news of Churchill's activities was that he addressed United States congressional leaders in Washington He also attended a meeting of the Pacific war council the same Last Churchill flew back to England from another series of conferences in The announcement of his arrival is officially announced that the prime minister is safely back in this Averill Harriman is in the BARON VON SPIEGEL REPORTED ON U-BOAT Former German Consul at New Orleans Said to Be Commanding Raider in June 26.-(.ff")-An army survivor of a ship torpedoed in the said today the commander of a submarine that sunk his ship identified himself as Baron Von former German consul at New Von widely reported but not definitely identified as commanding a U-boat in the gulf and is thoroughly familiar with the gulf coast and its harbors through his peacetime knowledge of the submarine said Lieutenant John the commander addressed us in perfect introducing himself as Baron Von gave us directions to but not trusting his we rowed in the opposite and reached land within four days without the loss of a single life in our j Von Spiegel had commanded a German submarine during world war No. 1. The sinking of Lieutenant Paxton's ship previously been announced by the RUSSIANS SAVAGELY CONTEST NAZI ADVANCE IN EGYPTIAN DEFENDERS DIG IN BRITISH AWAIT ATTACK ON LINE 40 MILES LONG TWO VESSELS SUNK BY JAP SUBMARINES Torpedo Explosion Kills Gun Crew on One of Made * Somewhere in June 27. Allied merchant ships have been sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the it was disclosed tonight by survivors who reached an Australian port. All of the crew of a freighter the exception of anti-aircraft gunners were saved after days of drifting in the lonely reaches of the The survivors told how the submarine attacked without warning shortly after The explosion of one torpedo killed the gun crew The second ship was torpedoed after it attempted to tow the freighter into port. The Japanese submarine rose to the her commander ordered the crew of the second ship to abandon the vessel and then sank the BOY TELLS DEATH SECRET KEPT TO AVOID SPANKING St. June 26. Six-year-old Henry didn't care today if he did get spanked for playing near the he just couldn't keep secret any longer the drowning of his 8, in the Mississippi 10 days Young Henry sobbed out today that Danny fell into the river while they played on a The younger brother summoned but would-be rescuers were unable to locate the He remained the lad because his mother threatened to spank him if he ever played near the During his period of silence the Mr. and August had remained in constant touch with the police on the older youth's GERMAN BOMBERS ATTACK CITY IN EAST ANGLIA Berlin German June 27.-(Saturday)-(/P) formations of German bombers attacked an unidentified city in East Anglia early the German radio from London said German raiders were over East Anglia early Saturday morning and that they had dropped but raid was neither long nor APPROVE CAPITAL SHIPS FOR NAVY SENATE REFUSES TO HALT THEIR CONSTRUCTION - PASSES EXPANSION June 26. The after discussing naval matters in an extraordinary secret summarily rejected today an effort by Senator to cancel the navy's authority to construct new it passed by voice vote an naval expansion authorizing the building of 500 combatant cruisers and The which now goes to the White does not for any the navy is left free to or as it chooses battleships previously Clark Alone Supports Clark said the navy had decided to build no new battleships at and hence the authority should be But when his amendment came to a vote his was the only audible affirmative the senate cleared its galleries of spectators and newspapermen for the first time in while Chairman of the naval presented naval views formed in the light of the most recent war For 8 minutes the senate listened to Walsh and debated the question in Then the doors were opened again and Clark presented his saying the navy department had decided not to build any new battleships at this Walsh replied that In his opinion the Clark amendment amounted to a move to the construction of further and Senator not going to vote to tell the European Axis powers to come on we're not going to have any ALLIED AIRMEN HEAVILY BOMB LAE AND SALAMAUA Allied Headquarters in June 27.-(Saturday)- bombers heavily attacked Lae and Salamaua on partially New Guinea island and blasted a Japanese ship coming into Lae General Douglas headquarters reported An Allied communique said the latest raid was more destructive than any previously The raid had been described but today's communique said details indicate that the damage inflicted on enemy buildings and other installations was much greater than originally An enemy supply approaching was bombed and in low level the communique heavy anti-aircraft Two probable hits were scored on the ship's it was Eighteen heavy Japanese bombers attacked the Allied air base at Port New serious the communique Between six and 10 enemy planes were shot MacArthur's headquarters while four Allied planes were Two of the pilots were Axis Advance Groups Clash With Allied Covering Forces Less Than 200 Miles From AIRMEN STRIKE AT TOBRUK June 26.-(/P)-The Free French Independent News in a dispatch from said tonight that more than 100 Soviet bombers and attacked a large German fleet in a Finnish near sinking troopships and setting file to fuel dumps and other installations in the port. The Russians lost one plane during the it was Field Marshal Rommel's Columns Roll On and Have Reached 30 Miles West of Bomber Crashes Into June 26.-(/P)-A large army bomber crashed into a barn while attempting to land at the airport state motor police None of the crew was The officers said the big ship overran the field and smashed into the bariu By EDWARD June 26.-(-S")-The battle of Egypt was fast developing tonight in continuous clashes of Axis advance groups and British covering forces less than 200 miles from United States army air force Liberators struck hard at the closest supply port which German Field Marshal Rommel can use to supply and maintain his full scale main elements of Rommel's striking aggregating in all two armored divisions and one Italian had attained at last reports a point 30 miles west of Supported by Supported by mobile these principal Axis tank columns were proceeding along a wide desert avenue some 15 to 20 miles from the Smaller enemy units were along the and considerably reached the western rim of the an inland cauldron of soft sand below sea where they were dealt With by British armored The British Eighth army was reported digging in on a 40-mile flanked on the right by the Mediterranean at Matruh and on the by the supposedly impenetrable awaiting the battle which will determine whether Egypt can be held until reinforcements So far as could be the main Axis and British forces had not but in view of the delay in battle front this could not be said for Believe Axis WiU Be In United Nations informants insisted there was every reason to believe the enemy could be held unless Lieutenant General Neil M. Ritchie's badly hammered in the three-week defeat in goes completely to They said there was no reason at present to believe that it would go to They reiterated that although he has thrown all his striking power into his is operating on a shoestring just as are the Up to now he has manipulated this shoestring more skillfully but as he his problems of communications and supply become more View Not Shared In view was not entirely shared in the natural advantages of Ritchie's Matruh line failed to allay anxiety over the impending particularly in view of doubt over whether he had salvaged enough guns and other heavy equipment to back up his London observers it appeared that Rommel was bringing up a heavy enough mobile force to take full advantage of any sudden break-through by the familiar German tactics of swift encirclement if might wipe out the bulk of Britain's Eighth London estimates of Rommel's tank strength in Egypt ranged from 230 to 500 or 600, his supporting armored and supply vehicles from 1,500 and there were some experts who believed he could conceivably bring up 100,000 men for the the situation was viewed this way by a former cabinet Egypt our control of the Middle East and our chances of aiding Russia through Persia go with it. A defeat in Egypt would open the way for Axis control of Europe and Asia on page r BIG GERMAN FLEET ATTACKED BY REDS Russian Airmen Said to Have Sunk Several Troopships in a Finnish Port. MUSCOVITES HALT BACK AT INVADER Battle a Great Melee of Meii and Tanks With Soviet Report Indicating Foe Has Been SUBMARINES SINK 2 MORE VESSELS BRINGS TOLL IN ATLANTIC WATERS TO 313-ONE SHIP ELUDES By the Associated The toll of neutral and United Nation's merchant vessels in Atlantic waters rose to 313 the day set by a Hitler proclamation for the commencement of an all-out submarine The two ships announced lost yesterday by the navy were a small United States cargo ship and a medium-sized British The navy reported another U-boat attack on a second American craft which eluded the raider and made port despite a great hole in her Five Reported Twenty-three crewmen survived the sinking of the small American but five others were reported The vessel was sunk by a large German submarine in the Gulf of Mexico May 4. Survivors for 55 hours on life rafts before they were rescued by a Panamanian With half her starboard side torn away by an Axis the second American merchantman limped into a gulf coast port after a 12-day voyage across the Caribbean and the Gulf of The navy said the British ship was torpedoed and sunk off the east coast of South America about two weeks Only two of a crew of 60 were reported In the Caribbean 58 crewmen from an Allied ship sunk June 12 still were missing after the arrival of 20 survivors yesterday at Monte the newspaper La Nacion at Cuidad Dominican The paper said a Dominican coast guard cutter had picked up the The eleventh Japanese submarine attack on shipping off the North American west coast was disclosed by the Canadian navy with the safe arrival of a merchantman at a west coast Canadian port after a by a Japanese undersea Some damage to the but no lives were CAPTURE OF IZYUM ' CLAIMED BY GERMANS Reds Beat Off Attack After Attack at but Their Position Is Still SEN. VANDENBERG PLEADS FOR WAR Grand June 26.- is invincible ad long as the people of the nation can be adequately and honestly informed about the facts and the realties of the war through the United States Senator Arthur H. told members of the Michigan Press Editorial Association Pleading for a war effort until final and sharply condemning who in keeping discussion Vandenberg at the same time called on the press to to the public's attention any or in the conduct of the FARMERS SCOOP UP FISH WITH PITCHFORKS St. June of St. Charles county have found little to be happy about as the surging waters from the river cauldron floods their but with the water has come by the Game who said the fish would die permitted everyone but dealers to catch all they Farmers waded into fields with scooping up the fish with pitchforks and even with their By HENRY C. June 27.-(Saturday)- enemy activity increasing along the whole Soviet forces of the Ukraine battled attacking Germans in a great of men and machines last night after dropping back before the pounding of the the Russians reported Down in the Sevastopol's beat off one enemy assault after the Soviets troops in the Kharkov direction fought with the enemy said the midnight Soviet information bureau indicating that Marshal defenders had turned and brought a halt to the German * Nazis Attack in With the increasing activity heiv aiding a possible general the Russians said Nazis were throwing waves of tanks and infantry at their troops after the enemy offensive had ed past the important rail junction of 60 miles southeast of and to the an eastern tributary of the claiming their troops also had captured 70 miles southeast of reported their offensive below Kharkov had achieved its purpose of straightening the front in that area and that it be considered a result of fierce populated places continually are changing the midnight communique said of the fighting in the Kharkov are inflicting heavy losses on the Russian communique the Red Army had halted its backward movement in the It was the first such indication since the Soviets acknowledged last Tuesday that the Germans had opened a drive and had taken the initiative on the Ukraine Driven From The attempting an air raid on last night turned tail before Soviet fighters and a hurricane of exploding steel sent up by ground the communique It listed six of the enemy raiders destroyed without a single Soviet In a ground the Nazis hurled an infantry force against the Russians in the recently active Bryansk southwest of and penetrated the Soviet front line at one but were sent reeling the Russians The Nazis left 160 dead on the the communique and suffered heavy additional Farther to the north in the Kalinin sector between Moscow and the Germans threw an unsuccessful attack in force against a hill commanding a junction of two Raids in Karelian At the top of the the mans were making daily air raids along the Karelian sector in an effort to cut Soviet cations to a port of entry for Allied war In one engagement the Russians said an outnumbered Soviet squadron attacked a German force of 23 bombers and 18 Messerschmitt knocking down four of the bombers and one In the bloody battle for the main German effort was being directed at widening a wedeo in the north side of the while reserves were being f up for a new Dispatches from this scarred port said Nazis lost 2,000 men trying to a single As a result of their the Nazi attacks were diminishing us 1 1^ on page 7 80 99 3138 00
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