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Panama City Pilot (Newspaper) - October 31, 1941, Panama City, Florida By DeWitt Mackenzie War Analyst of The Press Pilot of The Lower South CONSOLIDATED WITH LYNN HAVEN FREE PRESS VOLUME 36 PANAMA BAY FRIDAY OCTOBER 31,1941 NUMBER 29^ Concrete Laying Machine Busy At Tyndall Field dally by Is written today Fred ' * ' The thought that Hallowe'en was the ol lord of On this Just before the Inky fingers of the blackout close over their tragedy and are being summoned to five minutes of silent reproach of the new lords Of death for the mass killing of From across the channel In the Free French have called upon their tive brothers and sisters to with the hush of the the decrees of Nantes Bordeaux which exacted 100 French lives for two fatal attacks on uniformed officers of the German army of Charles de the French nation will by standing silent for five moments beginning at French despite torture and despite her imprisoned her little children who are France is preparing for The who know now that their armies never had a chance to the thus arc called upon to prove by national silence that the battle now Is even though 1,500 French soldiers are In German prison the world cannot get anywhere near a true picture of the All except subterranean news from the occupied where the demonstration may be expected to be the most Is through both the censors and the authorities at who have a pistol at their From the zone which is not actually occupied the Immediate report will likewise be the censorship and by difficulties of general for both communications and travel within arc stringently NO one who knows very much about the French can that within the homes of Prance and even in the especially in such places OS Marseille and there will be a general reply to the call from the Vichy has anticipated that much by a published only which forbids the French to listen to on pain of two years in It Is no accident that instructions on the silence period are being broadcast from the London The Germans at cognizant of the fact that the mass hostage killings had no other effect than cementing French resistance and arousing the abhorrence of the outside have found excuses to call a halt to the although under their original 100 more hostages would have been led to the wall by early this week In reprisal for the Nantes - Bordeaux One wonders it there was not another The morale of the German reserves who now nre reputed to form the garrisons of the coastal towns of occupied France ano who at Nantes and form the firing squads for this ghostly slaughter of the Last Dogs of dogs wUl be today and tomorrow by Dr. T. W. at the city fire according to an announcement released late Persons owning pets subject to prevention asked to have them today or After oUy officers have been given to take Into custody those dogs vDl bo SOVIET WORKERS FIGHT BY SIDE OF RED TROOPS Germans Step Fury Of 30-Day Drive Against Moscow - Photo bjr Here is shown one of the big concrete laying machines used In paving runways at Tyndall local U. S. army air The machine pictured Is capable of laying a strip of concrete 20 feet six feet thick and 100 feet long In one a larger machine used on the runways is capable of laying 300 feet per hour on the mile long 150 feet wide landing strips at the big air The runways are of reenforced structure and capable of accommodating the largest aircraft yet HUGE NEW TAX PROGRAM IS NOW BEING PREPARED To Raise Six Would Siphon Off By IRVING Oct. High administration officials disclosed today they have in preparation a huge new tax on other American President Sees No Possibility Of Policy Change HiU Talk Says Nation Closer To War Oct. 31- President Roosevelt said today ho saw no possibility of diplomatic relations with Germany and thought there had been no change in American policy a result of the of tlic American destroyer Reuben and other recent attacks 20 OCCUPANTS OF AIRLINER DIE IN CRASH Yesterday Proves Most Disastrous In U. S. Flying History designed to collect approximately of Reuben James was torpedoed and last night west purchasing from j of Roosevelt had no the nation's collective The money would be raised regular increased social security and other officials and the plan may be readly to before The new they was needed both to prevent inflation and to help finance the country's ever-expanding defense Entire New Plan Secretary said yesterday that higher social security rates would be but other officials followed up this announcement by revealing that a whole new regular tax was being rushed for possible presentation months ahead of all previous If all the contemplated new levies are combined in a single omnibus the new tax would dwarf the record-breaking tax law just passed by The details add to those already announced by the arose from estimates prepared by various federal economists SENATORIAL COMMENT Oct. The of the U. S. destroyer Reuben James brought congressional expressions today that the incident would lead the nation closer to an all-out war with Germany and would hasten Senate action on legislation revising the neutrality act. One opponent of administration foreign Senator Gillette told reporters that America will protect her no matter what mission they are On Convoy Duty Remarking that the navy had the Reuben James OP duty west of a it to b added that does not matter how unwise may have been the day's fact remains that the ors were obeying their day's I and they thus were that to prevent Inflation ncd in feeling that America i give them every government should between and of new purchasing people arc making now through increased wages or from new jobs as a result of the defense program that they didn't make a year or two The of Is an arbitrary guess within the range of these estimates and is being used for convenience by certain officials as a measure of the job ahead of Need Six Billion They don't know yet where or how they are going to get the But they arc thinking of getting anywhere from to Of it from Increased social security They hope to gei another within about the same range from regular That may leave a sizeable chunk of money to be term for It other There are two current proposals for changing social security taxes being considered by the One would advance by one year the automatic provisions of the existing social security tax law and require employes and employers to pay 2 per cent on payrolls for oM age instead of 1 per cent as at This plan probably would also Involve a small Increase in the present 3 per cent unemployment insurance tax on Another Plan The other plan would be to require employes to pay a 5 per ovnt tax for old age and make employers pay 2 per pensions plus prevent cent for Senator Bridges an advocate of outright repeal of the neutrality said that Is just one more indication that the United States must stand up for ILs We can not afford to be driven from the WIFE IS NOT TOLD ST. Oct. 31- 20 occupants of an American Airlines transport were killed last night when the big plane plowed Into the earth 14 miles west of here and burst into such fierce flames that no attempt at rescue could be The 17 passengers and three members of the crew of the passenger Douglas airliner were all from the United bound through a. drizzling rain on the leg of a regular flight from New York to One Woman Victim Mary Blackley of New York the was the only woman There was no immediate explanation for the the second within a day to befall an American air transport and the worst air disaster in Canadian It was the first crash of an American airlines plane since 1936. With 20 dead here and 14 killed early yesterday morning In the crash of a Northwest Airlines plane near the day was the most in loss of life of any In the history of American commercial By the Associated Press Soviet workers fought alongside Red army troops today In a bloody series of battles around 100 miles south of as the Germans stepped up the fury of their 30day-old drive on the Soviet capital from two the official Russian news said Nazi forces were driving hard on Moscow's northwest flank In the Kalinin 95 miles northwest of the that heavy artillery fire and repeated Red were checking the German Along Moscow's western and southwestern fronts Gen. Gregory K. Zhukov's forces were said not only to have held their defense positions but In some salients to have improved The Strikes Behind the German lines a Russian guerilla known only as added to the lists of raiders whose steadily Increasing operations were described by the Russians striking terror to scattered German garrisons and wrecking supply stations and lines of and his Tass swarmed into one town wiped out a German force of 75 men and slipped away U.S. Destroyer Is Victim Of Torpedo Off Iceland SENT TO BOnOM BY SUB ACTION SOLDIERS TAKE OVER PLANT OF AIR ASSOCIATES Troops Move Into Plant On President's Order Housing Bids To Be Opened Monday N. Oct. 30-(i^- army took over operation of the plant of Air today with an estimated 600 soldiers on guard after President said a labor dispute threatened to halt The were ordered to the plant by Secretary of War Stimson under Instruction of the president who an executive order last night the army to take Air has in defense orders for aviation Workers Clash A clash between returning ClO strikers and workers precipitated the president's the third time the federal government has taken over production stopped or threatened by Colonel Ralph W. Wilson of Fort Hancock said 2,100 troops were on the The Public Buildings Administration announced in Washington this morning that it had postponed until Nov. 3 the opening of competitive bids on construction of 150 defense housing units in Panama The bids were to be opened today and construction on the project started as early as according to previous The defense housing units will be located on a site south of Fourth street overlooking Watson They are to be of concrete and stucco a change from wooden structures originally On Convoy Navy Reports No News On Loss Of Life I AWAIT BAY'S TAX ROLL REPORT Comptroller Lee Expected To Answer Tomorrow as quickly as they with 1 carrying German guns and barred all entrances to help in their next at- 1 set up machine nn nil On the Southern ' Adolf Hitler's high com- | mand asserted that the slans were In full flight under the assault of German and Rumanian troops smashing Into the Crimean Apparently heading for Russia V big Sea base of 100 miles across the German tanks and troops supported by strong aerial attacks were reported to have broken through the Crimea's bottleneck gateway two days Soviet dispatches gave no hint of a precipitate declaring that Red army troops and marines were counterattacking i aided by planes of Black Sea Dispatches from i auxiliary Soviet said Crimean men capable of bearing ' arms were being mustered to stem the Nazi guns on all Lieutenant John public relations announced there would be no work but that it would be resumed as soon as details could be Civilian barred 1 PRIVATE LIFE 31-(/I')- John D. a key figure In i jje arrived before the Within the plant officers conferred with Lieutenant Austin said he could not but that F. Leroy company president and was not among the Arrived Early The first contingent of soldiers from Fort N. arrived at 3 35 a. m. but did not move into the plant grounds until 45 minutes Three other contingents followed from Wadsworth and N. Fort Brigadier General Forrest E. commander of the coast artillery was in command of the State Comptroller J. M. Lee yesterday told Bay county officials he would study the 1041 tax roll submitted to him for approval and would probably give his answer on the question A group Of officials Including D- G. tax Circuit Clerk Albert members of the board of county commissioners and County Attorney Joe Bailey conferred with Lee In Tallahassee The state re- % valuations set tv did not conform with neighboring counties and urging a higher Because the Bay has not been elections for the purpose of setting the tax in school districts of the county have been postponed from Nov. 4 to Dec. 16. R. Oct. 31-(/T) News of the sinking of the U. 8. destroyer Reuben James was withheld today from wife of Lieutenant Commander H. L. the skipper of the torpedoed Edwards was at the bedside of her who was seriously and navy friends decided to keep word of sinking from her as long as or until it was known whether her husband had been The Edwards moved to Newport last 20 DIE IN FIRE 31-t-^)-Twen- ty persons wore burned to death and ten were unaccounted for in a fire which wrecked a wholesale clothing factory at The roof and floors of the five-story building caved in. Most of the casualties were girl workers who Jumped from flaming upper the nation's defense effort during the past two returned to private life today on a leave Of at his own OIL RUNNING LOW FORT Oct. 30. an oil expert in the department of interior just back from the German oil reserve probably will last another five without new Hitler's situation win become critical very first and immediately went into conference with Col. Roy M. eastern dis- Salvation Army Campaign Draws Near To Close Campaign workers seeking pledges totaling today pushed the Salvation Army drive in order that work may be completed as soon as according to A. R. Rogers and E. D. Campaign workers are asked The Associated Oct. 31.- The Navy announced today the loss of its first warship in the European the U. S. destroyer Reuben of a torpedoing night west of First reports brought no word of possible loss of The ship ordinarily carried 6 officers and 114 Unlike the destroyer which survived a torpedo blow amidship Oct. 17, but lost 11 with 10 others being ' the older Reuben James went to the The navy said she was convoying in the North Third Fired On The Reuben James was the third American warship fired the second to be hit and the first to be sunk since President Roosevelt ordered the navy last month to on Axis warcraft Congress was stirred by the Senator Gillette who ranks among the leading opponents of the foreign told ers that will her no matter w. mission they cm ta a And for neutrality act. f can our ships are Senator Whether the Reubeh any accompany ships were to wreak any damage was Secretary Of the Knox said this week that navy probably would not close any submarine hyi the following the policy of disturbing Axis by such m supervisor for the air corps i to file their reports on the who took ed charity receipts as soon as charge oi possible In order to expedite 'the Contributors t ' during tint Morale Pays Visit Here MUler White J H Mri Burton Antes It's beginning to make one wonder why thoy call those craft It miore like they ought to call 'em target They've been out there several weeks patrolling around Iceland and all they've destroyed that we know anything about Is two German Maybe thp next announce ment from Washington will read about like The navy announced tonight that an American ship sank a west of The torpedo was convoying a of Nasi Duck Hunting Season Opens Here Weather Warm It will be legal for hunters to ened by Federal decree to 42 begin seeking in Bay county with the opening of the season but an old law of Florida decrees that no firearms may be Opens Sunday The duck season officially opens here 2. but indicate that It will be more or less useless for to do much hunting as migratory waterfowl have not ventured south thus Sheriffs Irt some of the have that they will enforce the ancient law prohibiting the shooting of firearms the Though Sheriff John Scott was not contacted today it Is understood he will follow his policy of past years and apply the law only where hunters cost but there Is a special fire too nsar homes ' or highways or when a complaint about is Hay's Umit The limit of duck is 10. geese 8, There is no open season thW on has been shorts 8 P Jenkins Murray beginning December 1 and ending January 11, because of reported shortages in The dates apply the eliminating earlier season usually provided for and Monroe For native and the season opens November 20. Tlie deer season will end 31. the squirrel and quail season ending February 15. Numerous special laws applying to various counties will be In Provisions of these will be printed on hunting State-wide licenses for resident hunters will cost county State-wide licenses for non-residents will Lieutenant Colonel John shall Air Morale i the Air ' Training Maxwell r. c Monk wrs in p ama City Thursday in the of and morale matters at Tyndall 1 was larly interested in the ment of the housing project for u officers a t Bids on this Sff eel are to be lot D. C. Colonel was at a l Wednesday for * * City his 10-day trip for for The 1941 Legislature passed a law prohibiting more than three shells In a This followed earlier regulations by the Federal Government limiting waterfowl hunters to a three slitU load In their co. I I. Mm. H B. J Mr H B J O. A L. n B tUrt J K Shoe Shop Frank A C Bunny Oil Co. J 6 Van Administration leaders today next Wednesday as the deadline h for Senate action on the laler Wednesday Seen As Voting Date Oct. 31-
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