You have viewed 1 newspapers today. Please Register in order to view more newspapers.
We are retrieving your image from the archive...
We are converting your image into tiles...
San Antonio Light (Newspaper) - November 20, 1940, San Antonio, Texas IN THE NEWS FOR CLASSIFIED international News Dispatches Appear Exclusively in The Light VOL. 306. Member of the Associated Press if A Constructive Force in the Community Published by The Light Publishing Sma NOVEMBER 20, 1940. TWENTY THREE CENTS NO country has ever had so much trouble maintaining line navy as the United Or perhaps no fine navy has ever had so much trouble be- ing maintained by its country as the American In the war the Continental congress had a great Not a big i here were only about a dozen ships in the American navy and all comparatively But the navy was truly great in its achievements and In the indomitable spirit of its But in spite of the glory ol this small American navy and the plain and practical value of its the navy was allowed to dissolve after the Revolution and As a matter of from the close of the Revolution until 1795 the country was ally without a the most important ship of the Continental ican navy was given to the king of This ship was not completed until 1781, too late to be of use in the Revolutionary And Americans apparently thought they were never going to have another war and were never going to need another AMERICANS arc slightly dumb in some They do not learn very much as the years go by concerning the peculiarities of other About 150 years later they seemed to have had shortsighted idea about there never being another So they destroyed or eliminated 223 ships of our wonderful navy which were in active service or in con- struction on the Of course they did this in the high desire of pleasing our English These good friends thought this destruction was the best thing to They proved their sincerity too by destroying a whole ful of perfectly beautiful But we Americans were wrong And our English friends were from the viewpoint of their own Because now there is another war and those ships would come in very handy today to Jend our friends or even to defend we should ever care to think about Some we hope WILL learn enough to consider their own interests and to hold on to what they and to realize that there will continue to be wars as long as the world is and it IS Posted Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Cheers Arrivals at Dodd on Fate 5-A.) only only facts Americans 1 should have known after the Revolutionary but they did not realize it until the tions of the Barbary pirates compelled them In 1794, President Washington sent a message to congress describing the Algerian outrages and congress promptly authorized the construction of a new The Barbary pirates were an unpleasant They inhabited Tunisia and These countries stretch across northern Africa along the coast of the These same as you daily figure in the present but only They have during the past century been subdued and by France and Spain and to the advantage of the But at the beginning of the nineteenth century they were a powerful pirate and had been such for 200 They were theoretically a part of the Turkish but were in fact piratical military organized as a brigand ness corporation under a which took 10 per cent of the THESE pirates not only preyed upon the commerce of ail nations but during the earlier centuries descended in raids upon the coasts of the Euro- pean countries pillaging the sides and carrying off men and into The captured men were lotted to the The most beautiful of the maidens were sent to grace the harems of the The coasts of Italy and other Mediterranean nations arc ded with the ruins of ancient watch towers from which In earlier days the spa was scanned to detent thp approach of these murderous nnd merciless In I ho first of on 2, Col. First arriving selective service conscripts at Dodd Eighth Corps Area Reception were cheered by prospects of a typical and bountiful giving day For the benefit of the 47 tees arriving from the Houston district and the 84 from the Dallas first to appear at the ter early Mess Sgt Harry L. Williams posted his menu topped by roast young for Draftees arriving at the Dodd field center already have gone through preliminaries at their own district induction An additional 70 selectees from Bexar county were expected to re- port at Dodd field Wednesday after- with 60 more scheduled to arrive from the Oklahoma City dis- PROGRAM The program for the first arrivals Wednesday was roughly as Upon arriving they were taken to the reception checking where it was made sure all their papers and ords were in Then they were given barracks and 3ack to the checking station ing they went then to take the Army's General Classification administered by Lieut. L. B. The a sort of test. Is com- of 150 to each of which four possible answers is The selectee has but to choose the right Average number of questions an- swered during the 40 minutes lowed for the test ranges between 90 and 110, Lieutenant Green ed fv SELECTEES Selectees answering correctly from 112 to 150 questions are placed In Class 1; from 87 to 11, Class 2: from 63 to 8 Class 4, Five recruits who recently finished five weeks of training at Dodd field help Lieutenant Green give the tests and grade the After the the selectees go to the record assignment and tion Here they are ly quizzed and their answers ed and Issuing of army uled to be done Wednesday after- noon for the first comes Then comes another medical ex- the third since being after which they are again checked over In the Class 3; from 62 to 38, and from 0 to 37, Class 5. on Page 4, Col. 1) City Slickers Called Out San Antonio was due for som New Orleans atmosphere sans the Professor J. Henry Jarboe of th weather bureau announced rain coats and maybe topcoats would be in order for the afternoon an Cloudiness with a mist rain was the forecast of the Colder weather was in the offin as moderate southerly winds wer expected to become northerly to A low of 52 was predicted fo Thursday High Wednesday was expected be 74. A trace of rain fell in the down town section at a. m. Wee the weather bureau re State Treasury Deficit Declines Nov. def in the state's general revenu which soared to a new two weeks dropped since then to the treasury announced Initial receipts from early ad va' orem tax collections accounted fo the The treasury it would pa general revenue fund warrants tx and Including those Issued Januar 7. 1940, the new call number beln 4 Votes Separate Two Candidates Nov. four more than half million the candi dates for attorney general of rado Official totals from 58 of the 63 counties and unofficial totals fo ihe remaining five Gai 262.254; Jame E. Both are from Antonescu Plans to Visit Berlin Nov. Ion chief of state of Ru was reported by today to be leave for a visit in. Antonescu just has with Premier Mussolini at Successes for Nazi Big Guns Claimed Nov. Informed reported that Nazi long range guns mounted on the French coast shelled the southeast coast of England today visible Sasel Has First Air Alarm in Week Nov. 20 air the first in a sounded today In from to 10 a. m. Plants Smashed In Nov. ible fires and even er than those that devastated entry a week were left i aging in Britain's second by relays of fighting planes which dropped more than pounds of the man high command said Five hundred planes dumped some of them of the est hour by hour on the ment and supply industries of informed military sources POETS The high command's communique reported that Southampton and other ports and airfields came in for additional at- Swarms of German planes con- verged on the English Midlands manufacturing a city of more than they from bases in Belgium and They declared Birmingham the same as ruined entry and expressed confidence that important cogs in Britain's ply machinery were smashed by the Nazi they found the first wave of bombers had lighted the target with more than 20 CLAIM R. F. it was acknowledged was raided twice by British planes during the but the British air attacks were shrugged off a time only one plane in flying over the city and dropping a number of incendiary and explosive an ment clinics and several apartment houses were The resulting roof fires were quickly bomber was downed by anti-aircraft in each of the two As with a the raid ingham was described as Works At Pilsen Bombed Nov. bombers raided the great Skoda arms works at in old for the second time last the ministry announced Munitions stores and other ob- were carried out by rons of the bomber Many objectives were attacked successfully n different parts of a raid was made on armaments works n stores nnd other In Hamburg and were bombed and fires and explosions Industrial targets ed with good results were the syn- thetic oil plants at Gelsenkirchen and Hamburg and an important electric power station at yards and junctions at Berlin and and the inland port of also were command aircraft at- tacked the base at Lorlent nnd the harbor of these operations three of our aircraft are i Bismarck and Tirpitz Armed With 15-Inch Guns Nov. 20.- new equipped with 15-Inch guns and are now In It officially announced The disclosure was made by the official army publication which revealed that the two the Bismarck and laid down in 1936, are Both largest ever built in will strengthen Hitler's position on the Nazi naval chieftains Today's publication was the first inkling that the warships were ready to take up war A picture of one under full steam and with the service flag ing astern caused neutral observers to deduce that the ships are on the high or that the trial have been Although did not identify the ships by reference to the Tirpitz and Bismarck was made by alluding to them as the two biggest in the relch Both the Bismarck and the according to figures published at the time of their launching in 1B39, are 729 long are equipped with eight 15-Inch guns and 12 5.9-inch it is will have a speed of 30 Two other vessels of the same known to date only as the and are now in the process of Both of these s may be but con is Hungary Joins In Axis Economic Pride Proves Undoing Pride over his good marksman ideal hunter Police patrolman wen to the aid of youths trying to star their stalled auto on South Presa The officer noticed two quail in he seat and asked who was the One youth proudly took credit for the the officer Booked at city jail for killing quail out of was 19, address listed as 2219 Chihuahua Austin Man Kills Self in Arkansas HOT Nov. Demure 29 who came here three weeks ago rom to become a salesman for a local radio station was found shot to death Tuesday on West mountain near Hot Springs Coroner J. P. Randolph said his death was a Yates was survived by the his parents and a Hopes Texans Cotton to This Nov. your Christmas shopping early and buy otton Governor W. Lee advice to Texans In a proclamation designating December as cotton Christmas gift month the governor declared cotton serve a double The otton grower as well as the re- he Reported in Northern Japan NEW Nov. 20. Japanese news re- ported today a short earthquake was registered two minutes after in a region north from Tokyo to the southern part of farthest north of the Clocks were topped in the northern provinces I Iwate and Nov. industrial Midlands dug itself ou today after hundreds of German raiders carried out a nine-hour at- tack last Sparse reports reaching London from one of the hardest hit of some half-dozen raided industrial areas said in the first hours there was no respite from the continuous fal of bombs and crash of ATTACK Fires lit up the sky until it was almost as bright as Considering the country as observers said the raid was likely to prove as if not than any attack yet made on Casualties were expected to be comparatively particularly in Official descriptions of the damage were confined to ments that it was Many raiding planes operated ower than to dispose' ol their bombs more Some 250 concentrated their at- tack on half a dozen Midland The Own Love Story Fourth in Series on Page 8. SITUATION MAP SHOWS EXTENSION OF POWER BY AXIS Nazis Devastate State Board to Canvass Election Nov. state election composed of the the attorney general and the secretary of planned to meet oday and canvass officially the general election Secretary of State M. O. Flowers the results probably would not be announced until next The Weather San Antonio and Cloudy with local showers and colder mostly cloudy with nnd ate southerly winds becoming Airport High today about 74; low Thursday morning about 52; high Thursday afternoon about 66; high yesterday 75; low his morning 64. City High day 75; low this morning 65; high a year ago 71; low a year ago 44. East Texas Cloudy with local cooler wer the west and north mostly showers over the east and except over extreme northwest Moderate southeast winds on the oast becoming West Texas Mostly cloudy tonight nd Thursday with occasional snow the north portion tonight and aln or snow in central and south tonight and colder in the southeast ion slightly colder S. bureau data on pate The rest operated in smaller groups or as lone raiders over other dis- apparently to distract the at- tention of the LONDON In which also was at- rescue workers in one tion were using a large steam crane to try to lift debris of a group of persons entombed when a bomb struck a block of An Associated Press dent telephoned from one of the Midlands towns that age is extensive and includes a huge block of buildings and another block of Two large fires there were under control by Food Stamp Plan Survey Requested The County court Wednesday authorized the sion of a petition to W. S. regional director of the Surplus Marketing asking for a survey of Bexar county to see if it for a food stamp The survey would be the first step toward establishment of a plan with the county needing to put up a revolving fund to support the No decision has been made by the court on the London Bobby Lets Risk Bomb Nov. street was unusually empty as Lord former commissioner of London's walked down it. I got to the he re- counted policeman saluted me and walked over a time Why didn't you stop Lord Trenchard we recognized the policeman Nov. Sources close to the Turkish ment said today Turkey would re- gard passage of German troops through Bulgaria as harmful to Turkish They said Turkey would refuse to approve such a even though Germany might guarantee Turkey would In no way be In- if Bulgaria herself makes any move toward the Turkey will consider herself bound to the sources Ratner Continues Absentee Vote Gain Nov. Governor Payne comeback in the absentee vote count brought him within striking distance of a second term The lead of William H. Democratic dropped to 426 votes as he lost 24 in the first five tallied by the state board of canvassers The vote by out-of-state absentees still is to be counted in 31 Franklin Fields Project Inspected An inspection tour of Franklin field to observe general development of the project was made day morning by two representatives of the National Parks service from accompanied by Park Com- missioner Henry F. Hein and City Forester Stewart The representatives were J. C. and H. G. architect in the central design of- GARBAGE HOLIDAY There will be no collection of bage Park Commissioner Henry Hein announced Britain May Get More Destroyers Nov. More destroyers for Britain and lor Greece became a distinct today as the Mon made it clear that this aid to nations fighting he axis is only getting under Washington sources say that through Ms ambassador to the United Lord is eady preparing an appeal for 50 Additional destroyers to help stem the renewed German submarine The Greeks already have trans- mitted an urgent request for rs and pursuit What Britain will offer In for the destroyers 5 not When this country released 50 destroyers to England last air and naval base rights on British Western phere possessions were Inadequacy of convoy protection is assigned as the reason for decision to seek further naval according to advices in These reports hold that England's food supply Is liable to become seriously menaced unless merchantmen can be convoyed through the danger larly off Western The United States still has 75 re- conditioned destroyers in addition to those already transferred to the All of the 75 are sioned and are part of the United States destroyer fleet 01 159 Magyars Pledge All Help to Italy and Japan in Nov. signed a political and eco- nomic compact with her totalitarian friends making the alliance into ft Representatives of the four tions affixed their signatures to document binding Hungary to the war against any country which in the near future may enter the European or con- Then Killer received Count Pal premier of and his foreign Istvan for n conference at the Hotel Imperial in the presence of German Foreign Minister Joachim von By the stroke Hitler opened a Nazi military avenue 250 miles ther into the toward Baghdad and CHALLENGE TO Indicated that further extensions are to come by declaring powers will He described the pact as a lenge to all war and power which ia in favor of extension of the The original signed last September 27 at is a 10-year military and economic treaty which T. binds Its signers to and pledge of aid against any new entrant Into either the European or Chinese The protocol admitting Hungary to alliance membership was signed by Csaky and Von lian Foreign Minister Ciano and Japanese ambassador to They and Count Teleky were ler's guests of honor at a luncheon in Belvedere There was no intimation soon any military operations might follow these Nazi diplomatic strides toward the but scarcely an observer doubted such a step would be KEITEL Other German leaders in Vienna when Hungary was enrolled ed Field Marshal Gen. Wilhelm chief of the German high Franz von man ambassador to and Hitler's military Trie brief protocol merely ted Hungary to the partnership and stipulated she would be called in for conferences on questions ing her It was the second time Hungary had linked herself recently with The first was when she joined the anti- pact February 24, 1939. By Joining Hungary became a party to what has been regarded in the United States as an attempt to check American aid for Since no European power save Russia ever could think of ing the totalitarian triumvirate a combine of specific reservations are made the United States is the only power envisaged by ths pledge of mutual it was said Russia and Germany sare bound Ly a 10-year pledge of on Page 4, Col. 2)
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.