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Montana Standard (Newspaper) - August 9, 1942, Butte, Montana INCOME r IS OUR QUOTA IK WAR BONDS VOL 306 ESTABLISHED 1876 BUTTE MONTANA SUNDAY MORNING AUGUST 9 1942 HOME EDITION PAI OAT WAR BOND DAY STOP SPENDING SAVE DOLLARS PRICE FIVE CENTS Crack Red Def Six of Hitler's Agents of Destruction Are Executed in Electric Chair Two Others Only a Kaiser Sentenced to Prison Terms Military Court Findings Upheld by the President WASHINGTON Aug by electrocution today snapped short the owy careers of six Nazi teurs men who sneaked ashore from enemy rines bent upon crippling the American war effort by fire explosion and terrorism Two others also adjudged equally guilty by a military commission of seven generals escaped the death penalty fixed by the law of war for their intended crimes by tattling on the rest Because they ment prepare its case they were Pictures on Page 6 given prison sentences one for life the other for 30 years both at hard labor At noon the first of the agents of destruction to pay with his life was led from a cell in thj District of Columbia jail to its execution chamber In grim succession the five others followed The six Heinrich Harm Heinck Richard Edward John bert Hans Haupt Werner Thiel and Herman Otto Neubauer Ernest P Burger was sentenced to prison for life and George John Dasch was given a term of 30 years Just before the White House several miles away announced that President Roosevelt had approved the findings and recommendations of the military commission and that the six had been executed The ord of the case containing much information of an important tary nature it was said would be sealed after the war So nearly two months after flie arrival of the eight men on can shores their cases were ended They were closed however only Continued on Page 6 Col 5 Women Soldiers Parade in Review PORT DES MOINES Iowa Aug the first time in the military history of the United States women soldiers staged a full dress parade today With heads held high 180 hers of the Women's Army corps fell Into step at this historic post for the first review before WAAC Director Oveta Cuip Hobby INJURED TIME MISSOULA Aug log rolling off a skidway struck Gene Holloway In the back causing in- juries which proved fatal way a resident of Idaho was hurt three days ago in an identical accident but yesterday returned to work He was working at a logging camp at Seeley Lake All this talk of giant flying boats is strictly staall stuff according to Shipbuilding Magnate Henry J Kaiser above In front of him is a model seaplane already de- signed by Kaiser engineers And what's more he's thinking in terms of even larger ships with as many as 20 motors and huge decks inside their wings capable of carrying great amounts of war supplies to win the war for the United Nations U.S Air Force and Smash at Enemy Installations Transport Is Sunk Others Are Damaged in Attack on Convoy Tobruk Is Target of United Nations Bombs CAIRO Aug United States air forces of the Middle East sank a enemy transport and aged other ships in attacks on two convoys in the ranean in the last week it was announced today and in close co-operation with the R A F smashed harbor and facilities behind the front In one convoy attacked in daylight two direct hits and numerous near misses were reported among three large Axis transports under escort of eight destroyers Units of the same attack lorce of B 24 Consolidated bombers pounded the Axis installations and encampments at Tobruk in the ning of the same day said the fourth weekly summary of tions Issued from the headquarters I of Major Gen Lewis H j In connection with a raid on bruk presumably the same p.s mentioned by com- m nique the R A F Middle East news service reported that tional details of carried out Thursday evening R A F heavy bombers scored a direct hit Kiwanis International Official to Attend State Meeting in Butte Delegates Convene Sunday Evening Aug 23 Dr Alloys E Brandon Minn a member of the board of trustees of- Kiwanis International will be official representative of the governing body at the Montana Ki- wanis district convention to be held here Aug Announcement to that effect was received here Saturday from inter- headquarters at cago 111 The convention will be held in the Finlen hotel Delegates will convene Sunday evening Aug 23 and will adjourn the evening of Aug 24 The con- vention this year will be modified Jrom the usual three-day meeting to the war Plans are being developed for the shortened program according to Clyde P secretary of the Butte club be host to the delegates District officers will be elected amendments to the district constitution considered and other business transacted Dr Branton was only recently j elected a trustee of the organization the j land convention in June of this year He Is a charter member of the Kiwanis club which was founded in 1923 Since November 1927 he has had a perfect record of attendance He served the club on many committees and In 1925 was Its secretary and in 1930 elected president In 1931 Dr Branton served out Continued on Page S Col 8 DR A E BRANDON on a enemy man In the center of the harbor Before the attack ton announced two successful raids were made by American airmen on an Axis motor repair depot and other targets at The R A F sank two Axis ships and damaged others off Sadl rani the British announced in their own communique Folks Back Home Need a Lift Soldier Says Army Is Doing Fine By SOT CAMP ADAIR Aug H One of the things a civilian In- asks a soldier How long have you in the Just as Inevitably when I'm the soldier I'm always tempted to an- How long have you been a That may sound ridiculous but a lot more foolish replies pop into people's heads all the time but something or or tact them back Whatever it is that holds my unspoken answer In reserve has done its Job well so far but any day now I expect to find myself using the question in question I v what the civilian will think I can almost hear him Have i you been out in the sun I However I don't think I'll care I what he says It'll be worth the chancing of any even the greatest suspicion of being stir-crazy to watch the civilian's reaction i Undoubtedly at the least he will j think the question a strange one j He may even go so far to test my j sanity as to grab me by the arm Continued on Page 9 Col 8 County Bond Drive Nets Average Is About for Every Resident Silver Bow county Invested nearly half a million dollars in the great July home front drive to buy bombers to blast Tokyo That great amount at least doubling the amount contributed by residents of any other county in the state and averaging about for every man woman and child in this district was announced Saturday by James H Rowe county war savings staff chairman The figure would more than chase a heavy bomber equip it and pay he cost of bombs to blast little Japs across the Pacific Montana subscribed during July sufficient to buy 10 huge death-dealing de- planes Although the showing was very satisfactory we cannot relax our determination to invest every sible cent in war bonds and do it regularly The quota for August Is set at about more than the county invested ing July Chairman Rowe said It's up to us to every man woman and child in this county and throughout the nation to see that the war does not lag for want ot financing He particularly commended chants In Butle for the successful campaign of var stamps and bonds sales carried on during July under the Retailers for Victory program He reported the merchants here sold in stamps and bonds and aided of the entire program Merchants were urged to con- their efforts to push the sale of bonds and stamps durlag the coming months Mr Rowe asked that every wage earner In the county sign for lar investment In war bonds through the pay roll savings system under which employers subtract amounts regularly from wages and salaries and Invest them in war bonds In the names of their individual employes In this way you are not only helping the war effort but ing up a backlog of he said He pointed out that federal officials had urged every wage earner In the nation to Invest at least 10 per cent of savings in war bonds Given Power to Direct Anti-British Drive Man in Critical Condition Following Brawl A man identified as Joe about 45 is at St James hospital in a critical condition following an knifing affray day night at a dwelling in the rear of 830 Madison street according lo police officers police said was found in a pool of blood and was badly cut about the face head and upper body A man identified as Claude being sought for questioning in the affair Those who witnessed the attack on Malley according to police records were ter Corey 1712 Silver Bow Homes Mrs Henry Rush in whose home the asserted assault fook place and Walter Regan 1156 East Mercury street Officers Del RoSda and Herb O'Neill are ing the case MOHANDAS K GANDHI The mystic loader ot tho Indian Nationalist movement Mohandas K Gandhi above was handed full authority Saturday to direct a general campaign of passive resistance and civil dis- obedience aimed at forcing end to British rule in India There no indication of when his drive will get under way Power to Direct Campaign Against British Rule Indian Nationalist Leader Will Make Every Effort io See Viceroy Before Opening Drive of Passive Resistance BOMBAY Aug K tonight called on his millions of o rise In a struggle for freedom or that will hrcak their chains of slavery at the same limit hat British government announced liis proposals for could not be My army is small hul the of slavery must be the wizened little leader milil When you decide you arc free the chains of slavery will break BOMBAY Aug K Gandhi mystic year-old leader of the Indian nationalist movement was handed lull authority by Ihc All-India Congress party to direct a general campaign of passive resistance and civil disobedience aimed at forcing an end rule In India I am pledged to the congress and the congress is pledged to do or Gandhi declared in concluding a two-hour address that wound up the meeting of the party's general committee He We shall make every effort to sec the Viceroy before starting the but advices from New Delhi tonight said the government of India declined to gotiate with the congress on its demands The Hew Delhi statement sain the government would regard as wholly Incompatible with their to the people of India and their obligations to the Allies dis- about a demand the of which would plunge India Into confusion and anarchy and paralyze her effort lit the com- mon of freedom Stork Joins War Effort The Ij In the war production speed tip program during Hie whole of 2939 and 872 recorded jear ago Mining Industry Said Essential Critical Operations Listed for Board WASHINGTON Aug Metallic and Industries have been declared essential to the support of the war effort by the War Manpower commission and service officials have so no- local draft boards More han three score critical operations in mining were listed in an occupational bulletin sent to local boards for their guidance In determining The bulletin listed as essential these metal mining Mining of Iron copper lead zinc aluminum mercury manganese chromium molybdenum tungsten vanadium and similar ores and the dressing or such ores Also included were removing sinking and other activities to operations Mining and processing of rock salt phosphate rock sulphur esh asbestos graphite processing was defined Essential mines and nnd other mica taic sands and lar products Excluded were all mining or quarried materials used in construction Officials said that In granting deferments because of occupation the local board must determine that an industry U essential the individual's work is necessary Continued on Page 8 Col Britain's own previous offers Continued on Page 6 Col 2 of Nazis Converge on Prized Red Oil Fields Defenders Fall Back lo New Positions After 14 Enemy Tanks and Slaying 500 Attacking Troopers MOSCOW Sunday Aug German columns were reported converging on tlie Maikop oil fields today after cracking Russian defenses In the area CO miles above that prize at the foot of the Caucasian mountains Red Stnr announced the German break-through toward whose wells supply 7 per cent of Russia's oil and the midnight communique gave this version of a reverse at In one sector after bloody fighting during which 14 enemy tanks were destroyed and 500 Germans killed our troops withdrew to new positions Tho Red defending the southwestern approaches to fought with varying success a tank and try wedge In Russian positions northeast of Tho phrase northeast of skl indicated the Germans were guttling ground in that too A yesterday had tho fighting as north of which Itself is about 05 miles southwest of industrial Thousands of German were hurled to battle both above below tho Don river in the effort to reach Stalingrad and another ominous development re- ported in the latest communique the Nazis had a hug tank force south of which is 78 miles west ot Stalingrad In the Don elbow Tho Germans were raid to have lott thousands of dead Nazis In ihc wake of their advance but their re- servo How Ihus far tilled the Tho German drive on stemmed moat from the northeast Kuban river bend be- cause he said their troops were fighting the Nazis in tho sector 60 miles west of Armavir These fighters may bo the remnants of Russian sions which had been fighting tit farther tho north on ho railway cause today's communique did not mention tho The claimed their troops had crossed tho Kuban river to capture Armavir then seized 30 miles to the west on the Larm river in the drive ward Maikop Hint would place the Nazis only 30 miles from tho oil city The Soviet plight Maikop area admittedly was no critical that Continued on Page 17 Col 7 Savage Blows Aimed at Jap Advance Surface Warcraft Anti-Aircraft Used in Offensive WASHINGTON Aug fP Striking suddenly and savagely at north and south wings of Japan's advance into the Pacific ocean the United States Navy Is hammering at enemy nests In the Solomon Islands off Australia and has assaulted Nipponese Invaders Island In tians it was officially an- Saturday Surface warships and aircraft took part in both operations It waa revealed but Hie onslaught In the Solomons appeared to bo tho moro important of tho two strokes While ho blow at tho Japs in seemed to be in the nature of a short sharp raid a Navy com- said the attack In the Solomons In force and waa still continuing There was a belief that the Navy wae attempting to get the Jump on Iho Japanese who have been ering forces in tho Solomons and Now Guinea recently possibly in preparation for a drive on Australia or an all-out attempt to cut the supply lines running from the United States to the continent Tho Navy announcement ed with word from General on Pago 17 Col 8 Joe Larson of Deer Lodge Named President of State Pioneers W C Orton Butte Is Member of Trustee Board AUK son of Deer native anan who was born In Doer Lodge March 31 Saturday was elected president of the Montana Pioneers He succeeds Mary Evans of conda Mrs Augusta Trosk of Deer Lodge was named vice president She Is a ormer president of the James C of Helena waa re-elected secretary and Jennie Montana Mining Association Meet Cancelled Because of War Session in Helena Early in 1943 Planned Instead to present war conditions the Mining of Montana has cancelled Its proposed annual summer convention which was to have been held at Livingston on September 4 and 5 according to received from Anthony J Jr Helena president of the association Mr Strojan who is manager of the Winston Brothers company In- in Montana staled that while he regretted this action It taken only after conferences wilh officers and members of thu mining association and the tee of the Livingston Chamber of Commerce that was making ar- rangements lor the gathering Due to transportation difficulties and the urge to produce war materials especially during the summer months preferred Continued on Page 6 Col 7 ANTHONY JB of was re- elected treasurer Pioneers decided not to set a definite date for their next llon because of present world con- ditions They paid Great Falls was the tentative choice for their next meeting when it is scheduled The Sons and Daughters of nna Pioneers elected Phil of Great Falls president to succeed Lester H Loble of Helena John L Evans of Judith Gap was re-elected vice president Mrs celia Dick of secretary and Vic N Kessler of Helena treasurer also were named to ceed themselves The senior organization named Mrs Mary Valiton of Deer Lodge John Miller of and W C Orton of Bulte to the Montana Pioneers executive The Sons and Daughters elected W C Harden of Helena to the board of trustees for a three-year term Mrs F J of Deer Lodge for a two-year term and May Bruneau of Cascade for a one- year term French to Keep Hands Off if Invasion Starts VICHY Aug of Government Pierre Laval In- formed the French council of ministers that a tude will be maintained by Vichy government if troops land on French soil In a front Invasion of Europe it was revealed Saturday night Laval reported Co have told that to Ihc council yesterday Production Halted WASHINGTON Aug The War Production board effective November 1 production of upholstered ture containing any iron other than i
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