Joplin News Herald (Newspaper) - August 1, 1941, Joplin, Missouri Since Joe Louis Says Hell Not Let His Wife Get a Divorce a Ringside Seats Should Be in Demand at Any Price Asked TUB to partly widely local showers In south Saturday partly slightly warmer m west and but local cloudiness with widely scattered showers In west Saturday clear to partly widely separated showers In slightly warmer In west to partly cloudy tonight and slightly warmer In west cloudy tonight and scattered thundershowers in north and east JOPLIN NEWS HERALD SIXTY-NINTH 126. AUGUST 1, 1941.- FOURTEEN PRICE THREE AIRPORT TO BE MILITARY FIELD NITRATE PLANT WILL BE NEAR RIVERTON Reds Take the Initiative At City Nazis Reported Captured 2 Weeks Ago mm AIR FORCE ACTIVE Harry L. Hopkins Tells Moscow His Conviction of German Defeat Has Been Strengthened by Aug. 1.-W)-The battle of gateway to entered its seventeenth day today with the Russians apparently taking the initiative to force back the Germans at some The Russian air which the Germans declared was co-operated with land troops to counterattack the German positions in the Smolensk The Russians asserted that the Germans they captured two weeks was in the After fighting off 42 German attacks since July 16 the Russians took the Sharp Fighting This afternoon's communique said that sharp fighting had continued throughout the night in the Smolensk sector and said other battles were raging in the zones of west of and 200 miles south of It made no of action at 50 miles north of where fighting had been reported In addition to smashing at German ground forces and the red air force was reported to have sunk destroyer in the Baltic and severely damaged two other The communique failed to say whether the vessels were German or In Harry L. U. S. lend-lease talked three hours in his second interview with Premier Josef Stalin and later said his conviction that Hitler is going to lose the war had been He told American have nothing to add to what I said the other day other than that my short visit here has given me even more confidence that Hitler is going to who discussed U. S. supplies to aid carried his brief case into the Kremlin and it was understood he toid the Russian leader that American production of war materials would surpass any foreign particularly in Moscow He with Vyacheslav commissar for foreign V U. S. Ambassador Laurence accompanied Hopkins on his visit to Molotov but the meeting was attended only by planes made their eighth nightly foray in 11 nights against Moscow as on previous Russians said they were forced A few planes reached the city and dropped a small number of which were extinguished after several small fires were It was the second raid against the capital since but the through the air alarm in Spaso Russians claimed victories over | sea and land for their saying one flight of dive bombers attacked two German patrol ships in the Baltic and brought down 15 High Army Officials Check Over Neosho Camp Plans Special to The Newa Aug. 1. - Several high army officials are here for a final check of plans for an army cantonment and training area near Their appearance here is regarded as a culmination of three surveying and planning by the Burns & McDonnell Engineering The group here to investigate the plans includes Colonel commanding Officer of Reilly hospital at He will be consultant on plans for the camp Colonel Levy of Washington was here yesterday as an At the office of construction quartermaster here it was stressed that the contract for building the camp has not been let and that funds have not been made Reliable information from Washington is that the war department is awaiting final approval of high officials being sent here before making formal announcement of the Roosevelt Praises Russian Resistance 7 Opposition to Hitler's Armies Has Been Much Better Than Experts President Tells Reporters at 1.-(JP)-President Roosevelt asserted today that Russia's resistance to the axis war machine was and better than any military expert in Germany thought it would That was his reply at a press authorized direct quotes an inquiry on what he thought of Russian resistance to He is magnificent and frankly better than any military expert in Germany thought it would When referring to asked whether Mr. Roosevelt included Germany's outstanding expert among those surprised at the Russian the president suggested that newsmen not spoil the A laugh was his only response to another question - whether Germany had been doing some tall The chief executive said that Russia did not come under terms of the lease-lend and he saw no prospect that she The he is that Russia is able to pay for the purchase in this country of war equipment to be tossed into the battle against No decision may be expected on an additional lease-lend the executive until Harry L. Hopkins returns to this lease-lend now is in after having visited Mr. Roosevelt said the only word he had had from Hopkins since his arrival in the Russian capital was that he had got there Mr. Roosevelt would not say whether Hopkins might return by way of To a question on how Hopkins got to the president smilingly his own two He added that there should not be discussion of movements of both airplanes and ships in these times because the element of human safety was Mr. Roosevelt had no comment on a suggestion that July had seen a definite turn in the war with Russian resistance Nor did he have anything to say on conditions in the Far East or on shipments of oil to He he had heard nothing of the possibility of lease-lend aid to the Free French allies of The president did flay that he hoped to get early next week and go up the coast somewhere where at least the nights would be He said he wanted a week off. TWO ARMY PLANES COLLIDE IN ONE PILOT JUMPS Aug. 1.-UP)- Two army observation planes locked wings and crashed into Monterey One flier parachuted into the it was The planes ordinarily carried a pilot and INFANTRY STARTS ON SECRET TRIP Little Aug. 1.-UP)- portion of 153rd attached to the Thirty-fifth which has been in training at Camp Robinson since last boarded special westbound trains leaving this area for an unannounced Camp authorities declined any pointing to orders against advance announcements of troop on page 10.) Child Aug. 1.-UP)- The 4-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Callahan died of suffocation while sleeping in a large bed with her 5-year-old FREIGHT ENGINE HURLS TRUCK INTO PATH OF TRAIN DRAFT COMPROMISE IS OFFERED Sponsors of Measure to Extend Army Service Agree to Proposal Limiting Entire Training Period to 30 Aug. Hill of Alabama said today that sponsors had agreed to compromise army service extension legislation to provide a maximum of 2% years of service for Hill told reporters that proponents were attempting to work out an amendment which would limit to 18 months the additional service that any national reserve or regular enlisted man might be called on to This 18 he would be in addition to the 12-month guardsmen and reservists now are required to Some regular army enlisted men are serving one-year tenures and others three-year The same 18-month extension would ap ply to Hill Maximum Time The Alabaman emphasized that the additional 18 months was the maximum of duty to which any individual would be pointing out that many might be released long before that period was up as new personnel came into the ranks to replace are trying to work out a formula that will preserve the principles of the legislation and still be acceptable to the war he told Senator Taft of who has proposed that a maximum of 18 months be fixed on the service required from said he did not believe the administration compromise would be acceptable to opponents of the think we might be willing to accept a maximum of 20 but to say that these men will be liable for a total of 2% service is not much of a Taft immersed in argument and still far from a today passed the army high command's urgent deadline for action on legislation extending the service of reservists and national In the where debate was in its third Clark of Missouri and Michigan kept up the attacks of a vocal opposition group by charging that DEFINITE SITE FOR WAR UNIT IS ANNOUNCED Will Be Built by Government Between Riverton and With Old Military Road as Western Boundary and Spring River as Eastern on page 10.) The ammonium nitrate plant which the government will build in this district will be located about two miles north of according to authoritative information released in Washington Approximately four sections of between the highway old Military and Spring will be purchased by the government for the munitions plant The plant will be located about 10 miles west and slightly north of It can be reached from Joplin by several Spencer May Be Announcement of final approval of the plant site by the war department was made in Washington today by Kenneth national defense who Is being mentioned as operating contractor of the The area which the announcement said would be used for the plant site is bisected by a Shawnee The two units of the ammonia and ammonium probably will be located on opposite sides of the Spring river will be the eastern boundary of the plant area and the old Military road will be the western The branch of the Katy railroad runs through the southwest corner of the plant site directly with the government's plant at The Kansas City Southern has a branch line which runs through the Argentina Puts Block In Path of U. S. Move To Limit Axis Deals Buenos Aug. 1.-(^P)-Authoritative diplomatic sources said today that Argentina intends to withhold support from tho United blacklist of Latin-American firms of trading with tho they a hole Is threatened in the economic dam Washington is trying to build to halt tho flow money and materials from tho hemisphere to tho axis These sources said Argentine law prevents complete effectiveness of any ban against with the blacklisted firms If Argentina does not want to Such a situation was not believed to bo paralleled In any other Latin-American but thoso informants deemed It of high importance because more of tho listed firms are In Argentina than In any The they lies in a constitutional that a citizen who has boon doing business for a long with Is entitled to continue his trade Argentine law to tho effect Is that If It is desired to cut off a merohant who buys In tho United States through a agent tho States must cut off all clients of that agent or him open to suit by his client on charges of illegal With an blacklist suits might drag through tho It pointed that Argentina has not tho British blacklist and that a similar stand on the United States would be Japan Makes New Demands on Siam Military Bases and Control of Country's Rubber and Rice Production Ordered Turned Over to By tho Associated on page 10.) Mexico Tells Nazis Nation Will Run Its Own Affairs Aug. A Pennsylvania railroad freight train early today hurled a stalled truck onto an adjoining derailing a passenger train locomotive and killing three of its Crushed to death as the locomotive and its coal tender plunged down a six-foot embankment where Engineer P. E. Snyder of Fireman H. F. McHenry of and C. K. of road foreman of who was on an inspection Defense Slogan Des Aug. Vice President Henry A. chairman of the new economic defense board suggested through today as a national slogan for the international He disclosed in an interview he already has preliminary assignments to members of the but added he was not in a position today to discuss his new task in Mexico Aug. 1.-Iff)-Mexico, rejecting with a stern rebuke a German government request that she protest President Roosevelt's blacklist of firms provided tangible evidence today of her intention to co-operate with the United States In solving mutual problems created by the European Mexico told Germany she regarded the request as not only imperious but and declared she would brook no interference from abroad in the formation of her national She took exception particularly to the German assertion that of Washington's measures could not fail to influence the attitude of the Berlin government in renewing commercial relations with Mexico after the This declared Mexican Foreign Minister Ezequiel by the sole fact of its being formulated a position of imperious and which constitutes an open contradiction to the i spirit of reciprocal respect which governs the foreign relations of the Mexican of the German request the second rebuff Mexico has delivered to the relch government within four In April President Manuel Avila Camacho's administration rejected a protest against expropriation of German ships in Mexican a measure which paralleled action taken by the United The German request on the Washington blacklist and Mexico's were disclosed last night with the publication of notes exchanged between Padilla and tho nazi Rudt von The which was announced July 17, prohibited exports from the United States to approximately 1,800 Latin-American firms suspected of doing business with the including about 190 in Galled Aug. 1. - - Sumner acting secretary of accused Germany today of barefaced impudence in urging Mexico to protest to the United States over the blacklisting of Latin-American firms catalogued as Welles asserted that the German government had violated and destroyed the sovereignty of many ' he it was nothing more or less than barefaced impudence for Germany to try to tell Mexico or any other country what it should do to protect its sovereign he declared that Mexico did not require any advice from Japan's high-pressure march to the south another big stride today with reported demands on Thailand for military bases and control of that country's rice and tin Authoritative quarters in the source of this said Japan In exchange had offered to restore tho province of Laos and tho ancient city of both in French British concern was pointed by the fact that occupation of bases in Thailand would put them within 400 miles striking distance of Britain's great fortress of Singapore and also polso a direct threat to Burma and even which lies across the Bay of Coinciding with this tho London air ministry announced that the royal air force in Burma has been strengthened by the construction of airdromes both offensive and defensive Strong reinforcements were said to be arriving in including numbers of dispatches from Shanghai said Chinese communist and Russian officers had already held staff conferences to plan joint military action in the event Japan strikes at Shanghai reports said Japan was still pouring war supplies into which borders and that 14,000 troops were moved including a medical In Japanese Finance Minister Ogura insisted that Japan no intention of picking a quarrel with the United States and but in tho same comment he declared that Japan must push ahead with its program in China and east Ogura disclosed that the 4-year-old already cost Japan 25 billion or about While Japan continued to pour troops into southern her finance ministry announced an agreement with Thailand whereby Japan a credit of 10,000,000 bahts baht is about 36 for purchases in Observers said this indicated Japan had been embarrassed financially by freezing of her GERMAN EXHAUSTION m RUSSIA INDICATED Aug. quarters declared today the Germans had held all along the Russian front during the past 24 Slackening of the German these sources might be merely a prelude to the launching of a new but they declared there wore abundant signs the nazis wero reaching the point of Informed sources said there was no that the fall of Leningrad or a Russian defeat at Smolensk were French Near Vichy Sources Say Aug. quarters in Vichy wero tense tonight with expectation that major political changes would come perhaps this Visits of influential politicians from the occupied Including an outstanding of collaboration with and calls In the Paris press for a shake-up heightened this A day of political tension passed with interviews between Chief of State Marshal and United States Ambassador Admiral William D. Leahy on tho most likely and between and Fernand de Vichy envoy at on the internal situation from the German with which do Brinon is afterward loft Vichy to spend the week-end at his nearby estate was far enough away that If anything untoward happened he would not be HOURLY TEMPERATURES The mercury rose to 94 degrees at 3 p. m. climbing from a minimum of 70 High and low readings a year ago today were 95 and 78. Hourly 1 a. 0 a. 2 a. a. 85 3 a. a. 4 a. 5 n. 1 p. 6 a. 2 p. 7 a. 3 p. 8' a. | TAKE IT OVER FOR DEFENSE USE Civil Aeronautics Authority Allots for Joplin Field to Be Used as Government Bomber and Pursuit Ships Allocation of by tho civil aeronautics authority in Washington for of Joplin's municipal airport as a national defense airfield was announced today in a telephone message from United States Senator Harry S. Truman to Harry Easley in Webb Senator Truman told Easley he was sending him a telegram today confirming the and that it is based upon notification received by Truman In Washington from the which advised that it was making announcement of the appropriation Probably First lit Joplin's airport thus one of tho In tha nation to be approved by the CAA under its latest program for development of 149 airports this year for military use in connection with rapidly air It also marks tha culmination of efforts by tha city the Chamber of Commerce and civic by to have Joplin's airport taken ovar by tho government for national How soon work will start on the project has not bean Easley said his Information is that tho airport is to hm enlarged and that tha It to bo used for paving Installation of basic ing and some drainage Tho north and south are to be lengthened to 4,250 feet and paved to a width of ISO Tho and southwest runways will be lengthened to 4,2(0 feet and paved to a width of 100 Tho northwest and southeast runway likewise will bo made 4,260 foot long and 100 feet A telegram received by Tha Globe and Nows Herald from Senator Bennett Champ Clark contained similar information further stated that tho money would ba used for incidental ago and seeding and to extend baslo lighting and install contact lighting on three Would Handle Heavy The runways thus will be wida enough and long enough to accommodate heavy Information previously given out hera was that tho government plans to use tho airport as a depot for bombers and pursuit and possibly as a repair and servicing There also has boon soma talk about using It as a but this Is without Joplin's airport was surveyed weeks ago by a CAA engineer from the office in Kansaa City to determine Its suitability for government It later was on good authority that tha local airport was highly recommended to Washington and that it stood a good chance of being a Webb City banker and personal friend of has been closely in touch with the situation from the start and haa worked in close contact with tha Anticipating the tho council recently obtained an option to purchase a 40-acre on page 10.) Five-day extended weather forecast for Kansas and Oklahoma from 6:30 p. m. August 1 to 6:30 p. m. August 6: Temperature will average above normal in entire district and local will produce light Locally heavy amounts are indicated for Kansas and LEAD AND ZINC New Aug. 1. - Copper Connecticut valley 12.00; New York 11.00-12.00. Load New York 5.85-5.90;' East St. Louis 5.70. East St spot and 7.25.