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Olean Times Herald (Newspaper) - February 25, 1941, Olean, New York 1 j WEATHER FORECAST Snow flurries and colder tonight Snow and colder Sun Sun rises TIME CLEAN NX Edited for Southwestern New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania TRAFFIC RECORD Since Jin 1 1911 Accidents 16 to 3 p.m Total ToUl 3 IS Injured 19 VICINITY Accidents 31 Dead 9 Injured 43 31 10 43 VOL No 47 Daily Entered as Second Ckass Matter Clean N TUESDAY EVENING FEBRUARY 25 1941 PRICE THREE CENTS Of Brest German U-Boat Base s Answer To Threats Of Hitler Defense Orders Will Be Given Preference Ventilation by Goering Prayers are said in this English church even though German have blasted out the walls Passage Of Aid Hoped By Saturday tty WILLIAM H United Press Staff leaders after a lengthy conference with President Roosevelt said today they still were ing for Senate passage of the British Aid by despite opposition threats to filibuster against any speed-up in Senate Walter F George D Ga of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and pilot of the in the Senate Senate Democratic Leader Alben YV Barkley of Kentucky Vice ident Henry A Wallace Speaker Sam Rayburn and House cratic Leader John W Germans Boost Victory Claims was asserted of- today that German ings of enemy shipping in the two preceding days totalled 000 tons instead of the tons announced by Adolf Hitler yesterday It was said that new reports had increased the total The Official News Agency said it had learned belatedly that the German Mediterranean air force attacked a convoy off the North African Coast Sunday It sank a ton transport and made a direct hit on a 15.000 ton transport which burst into flames and remained stationary the agency added MACK United Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON De- fense officials predicted day that the government soon would invoke tory priorities to divert the output of eight or more in- into national de- fense The office of production agement told aluminum and shine tool producers that they must give preference ture to defense orders that all their pending orders must be submitted to the OPM once a month for priority rating NOT THE LAST OPM officials said this tion of mandatory priorities would not be the last Other products in which similar ence is needed to meet acute shortages they said include magnesium neoprene a tic zinc structural steel shapes stainless and nickel steels nickel and tungsten All of these except nickel and sten now are under some form of voluntary priority restrictions Edawrd R Stettinius OPM tor of priorities announced of aluminum and machine tool output late day He promised that steps would be taken to prevent any drastic dislocation of civilian life but conceded that under such a mandatory system somebody must ge hurt Defense officials have tried voluntary allocation of defense materials without marked cess That led to the decision to invoke the first industry-wide control of industrial output MAY WAIT LONGER To the man in the street the order may mean that he'll have to wait longer for delivery of a new automobile The housewife may not be able to buy as many aluminum pots and pans as she wants and may have to pay more for available because of the limited supply To producers of aluminum and machine tools it means that the government once a month will look over their orders and say which are to be filled first and maybe are not to be filled at all Stettinius acted under the naval speed-up law of last June which gave President Roosevelt authority to invoke mandatory priorities He delegated the power to the OPM Stettinius snid no mechanism has yet been set up to enforce mandatory priorities but one legal expert said violations ably would be taken to the al courts for enforcement through injunction proceedings Ministry Warns Of Punishment LONDON The Ministry of Food ruled today that effective March 10 any person eating two eggs or fish and meat at the same meal would be liable to a maximum of two years and a fine of mack of Massachusetts red for approximately ninety minutes with Mr Roosevelt We hope to get through by Barkley said but of course we can't be sure of it I haven't seen any evidence of filibuster Open threats by opposition Senators to filibuster have been directed thus far against tions by Barkley to hold longer Senate sessions to speed up tion rather than against the hill itself Barkley said he hoped the ate could begin considering amendments on Thursday might be one ment offered as a test Barkley said indicating that if the Ad- ministration could show its strength in a might be less controversy other amendments The test amendment to which he referred probably will be that by Sen Allen La which would provide that nothing in the could be con- as the dent to troops abroad i v A By President At Buffalo Steel ers Organizing Committee an- today that it had invited arbitration by President velt or a to vent a strike at the Bethlehem Steel Company's Lackawanna plant which might easily involve approximately workers in other Bethlehem plants Union officials revealed that Philip Murray president of the and the Committee for In- Organization had sent a telegram to the President urging him to use the forces of his office to end the dispute Murray was reported to have told Mr velt that the was more than willing to arbitrate ances through his office labor dispute reached a crisis at an emergency of chief tains Attending the conference Van AJ ter National Director to ize workers in Bethlehem plants Lee Pressman CIO counsel Lome H International ative and head of the na office and Nathan E Cowan director Emphasizing that prompt action is expected the union of- threatened a strike in- thousands of employes at the plant unless concern grants two salient de- mands The demands were listed 1 employes must be rehired immediately with fall seniority company must consent to an immediate election under the supervision of the National Labor Relations Board to de- whether the shall be sr collective bargaining agent tor Bethlehem workers in tho Buffalo area Moves In War Today An explanation ot operations at mean and what they by t military critic tty J AV T Press Uncertainties in Hitler's mind regarding a new air blitzkrieg or an attempted invasion of Britain are gested by his speech day telling the German ple what to expect during the coming months The Fuehrer's emphasis fell on submarine activities and on the superiority of Germany's eco- nomic system based on tion of gold as his present means of winning the war If a repetition of last mer's air offensive and an at- tempt to land an army in Brit- ain were Germany's next sive steps the Fuehrer would have followed his previous methods in intimating what was coming as long as he was sure of the results Last year's unfortunate date fixing for his arrival in London ever on Hitler's methods of advance announcements STAFF It seems safe to at least that the German General Staff is uncertain about the ad- vantages of the Brit- ish in the air again on any scale with the efforts of last August and September If Germany has abandoned hope of air mastery over Britain then an invasion likewise must have been written off unless the Brit- ish relax their vigilance Last year the Fuehrer's hope of victory was based on the of his air arm which was to destroy the British tion defense and so open the way to an invasion attempt This year it would appear from ler's address his reliance rests on an intensified submarine of- fensive designed to prevent American supplies reaching Brit- ain and forcing the British to capitulate through starvation ANOTHER The Fuehrer tells the German people about great numbers of new submarines with newly trained crews waiting to start their depredations next month But there must he many mans who remember In si year's assurances from the same source of the vast super- in the air that was to bring victory just as now it is superiority at sea The German people now know where to watch for Hitler's next great move to bring Britain to her knees However if the sub- marine offensive fails as the air offensive failed German memory will have yesterday's promise in mind Emotionalism has its uses in oratory but only realism produces results in war To what extent Hitler is realistic in hit present faith in submarines is highly problematical Numbers of ings count not wishful thinking CLAIM FANTASTIC The Fuehrer told the German people yesterday he had just been informed that tons of enemy ships had been sunk in two days The British declare the claim to be fantastic and the question arises whether Hitler is being given false figures by the German admiralty or whether he intentionally is deceiving the German people Today it is announced in don that total British and allied sinkings for the week ended ruary were 37.636 tons little more than one-half the average for the war This is the week in which the Germans claimed to have sunk nearly tons of British ships in a single convoy attack apart from Individual sinkings There is no reason to doubt the approximate accuracy of the British figures Great Britain wants American assistance in re- placing ship losses and it would be poor policy to conceal the actual sinkings when of the for up can shipbuilding la to let the actual facts became known In the United Stales To understate losses might Interfere with In- shipbuilding action Sea War Begins Now In a Munich beer hall Adolf Hitler marked the twenty-first anniversary of the National Socialist Party by ing old party comrades Our battles at sea can begin in reality now He predicted a tremendous joint submarine campaign next month a new type of U-boat Here is one of Hitler's latest photos showing in army It arrived in New York by plane as the Fuehrer was making his speech Nazi Cruiser Is Bombed By Royal Airmen Gunner Faces Murder Count LONDON ONT Gunner 1 B McGuffin twenty-three of the 12th Battery Royal ian Artillery Petawawa Qnt was booked on a charge of der today by police following the shooting of two men in a beverage room toUT officers the soldier fired five bullets from a 32 calibre revolver into George Stonehouse twenty-nine and Charles Kennedy year-old widower find ed chauffeur Both died within a few minutes Eleven Men Die In Truck Crash further up revealed today that eleven men lost their lives yesterday when a truck which was ing them across frozen St Lawrence river at Longueuil plunged through a large hole in the ice and disappeared At first it was thought there were only fifteen men on the truck but it was learned Inter that sixteen men were aboard five of whom were saved South Africans Capture Brava NAIROBI KENYA South African troops with surprising speed along the coast of Italian Somaliland have cap- tured the Port of Brava only 100 miles below Mogadiscio the it was announced today Ethiopian irregulars have cap- tured the town of lying on the frontier it was asserted and South can troops have now taken over the area CAIRO Considerable age was done to ings in a British bombardment of Ababa yesterday Royal Air Force Middle East headquarters said today A com- that the South rican air force attacked fuel dumps at of mara capita of Eritrea and bombed a rond north of tho town The RAF said that its planes supporting tho Greek army in Albania heavily bombed Italian military buildings mid motor transport in the neighborhood of British pianos also wore said to have attacked troops and transport nt Albania in the face of intense anti-aircraft fire Bitter Fighting At Juba River ROME troops have succeeded in crossing the Juba River in Italian Somaliland after days of bitter fighting the high command communique ad- today British planes caused some in wounded and small damage In a mid on Tripoli cap- ital of Libyn the communique snid and British Empire troops continue their pressure on the oasis There was normal activity on the Albanian front the com- said Ky SALISBURY 1'nitcd Staff Great Britain answered Adolf Hitler's threat of un- precedented sea warfare day by smashing for hours at the big Nazi submarine base at on the tic Coast of France The RAF attacked Brest ing the night and carried out what was indicated to be one of the heaviest raids of Uic war A cruiser of the Admiral per class was spotted in the bor and was believed hit by Uic British bombardment It was a warship be- to be of the Hipper cluss which was credited with the man attack on a British convey off Portugal Feb 12 INTENSIFIED The British answered Nazi claims which would indicate that sea wur already has been with figures of losses far smaller than those claimed by the Reich High Command Issuing I IB first report on the Portugal attack in which the Germans claimed a toll of teen ships totalling tons the British Admiralty listed the highest possible loss In the at- tack at less than half the Nazi claim London admitted loss of five ships totalling tons and said that four more of 698 tons not yet reported in but were not yet overdue This totals only tons even if mmo of the four ships still un- turn up HAH OF In fact the Admiralty placed British losses for the week of Feb 36 which included the Portugal attack at only tons just about half the average British weekly Josses start of the war London scoffed at German claims of new heavy tonnage de- struction made by Hitler in his speech yesterday and amplified by the German High Command in today's communique Hitler placed the sinkings of the two days at 215.00 in speech A more exact figure of tons was given by the official DNB News boosted today to by the Nazi High Command CLAIMS There seemed to be some over- lap in the German claims but it was broken down partially 125.000 tons including in auxiliary cruiser sunk in one mass attack on a con- voy tons including a tanker mink by other sunk by overseas forces an additional 20.000 tons by a Nazi warship raising the total bag to The also reported without clearly er the tonnage included KI their total tabulation that Nazi wink a ami badly damaged a ship in the Mediterranean Sunday damaged n off tile British coast yesterday Navy Scout Bombers Are Missing From San Diego Supreme Soviet In Convention Supreme vlet highest Russian legislative body convened today in the for- mer Czarist throne room the Kremlin's St Andrew's Hall and after an tonight The meeting was the first In nearly a year Tonight it will moet in Joint the council on SAN DIEGO Navy announced today that two scout bombers with a pilot and radio man abroad each have been missing for several hours Reports ot an explosion at sea reached the sheriffs office shortly before the navy's an- A destroyer and a cutter were dis- patched to search off Carlsbad north of San Diego The sheriffs office said uni- persons also has seen flares dropping into the ocean between Carlsbad and Encinitas Officers at Island the crew bers could not be immediately identified It was believed the planes had been engaged in bombing tice Carlsbad Is thirty miles up coast from the air station on North island and maneuvers arc frequently held there Oceanside police said two youth reported having seen 1 plane power dive into the surf They snid they had seen flares on the soon other planes came over dropping flares Navy officials declined to comment Shore lights were set up to aid the scorching destroyer and Coast Gnard boat but they were hampered by a drizzling rain Ky TAVES Tress Staff Correspondent Royal Air Force answered Adolf ler's submarine threats day with a crushing attack upon the Nazi U-boat base of Brest where a Admiral Hipper crusier was believed hit and followed this with daylight bomb sweeps of the French ion coast The cruiser was believed to be the Nazi raider which fell upon a British convoy off the Portugese coast Feb 12 and is known to have sunk five merchant ships totalling- tons and possibly an additional four of The heavy bomb loads dumped during an hour long attack on Brest were believed to have hit and possibly damaged the cruiser which was spotted lying at one of the Best docka With daylight great forces of RAF bombers protected by fighter planes roared off to the French coast and of bomb explosions heard on the British coast indicated heavy assault was delivered Racing across or diving upon their target in the face of anti-aircraft gun British planes straddled their target in all directions with many sticks of their heaviest bombs According to Uie Air try all planes returned safe its communique indicated strong belief that the Admiral Hipper sister ship of the which Norwegian shore batteries sank at the outset of the German invasion of Norway must have been hit by the bombs BOMBS The attack on Brest started nt eight o'clock last night and continued for hours the Air Ministry saW A very heavy load of the most powerful bombs used for targets of this kind was ped docks where a Hipper class cruiser was berthed it added The communique pointed out that Brest the most westerly French port.-was the outpost for Gorman attacks on Atlantic trade routes Royal Air Force planes took off only a few hours after Hitler had his speech to raid Brest for the forty-first time since tho Germans established themselves there and the fourth time in many nights Aviation quarters reported that the raid was one of the heaviest and most concentrated of the TIP OF PENINSULA Brest nt the southern end of the invasion coast is at the tip of France's Brittany Peninsula which juts out into the sea 140 miles south of Plymouth to the English Channel arid the Bay of Biscay Germany is reported to be making increasing use of it as a base and concentration point for submarines which are to operate in the spring campaign Well informed quarters that Britain had been preparing for months for submarine warfare on an unprecedented scale and was ready for it Newspapers Adolf Hitler's speech yesterday as beer cellar expressed confidence in the ability of the Royal Navy backed by the Royal Air Force to and beat Use submarine attack the Fuehrer Behind this confidence lay thf belief that new secret de- tector apparatus would en the Navy In combating U- boats New ships of the compact efficient Corvette type joining the fleet constantly and so are other types Some of the arriving American are being used as ocean patrols to watch for submarines German planes The hope that the States send more ers was expressed by the paper tho News
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