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Syracuse Herald Journal (Newspaper) - February 15, 1942, Syracuse, New York 1 11 i i j 5 f 1 ASSOCIATED PRESS i UNITED Vy 4 j r l 4 f J l J s I T s I I t k i 1 9 -1 f NEWS CHICAGO DAILY NEWS FOREIGN SERVICE 4 L I WEATHER Occasional light snow turning to rain this afternoon Warmer today t SYRACUSE FINAL CITY EDITION VOL NO N SUNDAY FEBRUARY 1942 TEN CENTS re u tis ts Swa rm b i r Bombers Hit i Fights Upon Sumatra Enemy on ains British Even Gain Ground In One Area 0 tanks Used for First Time in Baltic for Stronghold RESERVOIRS H ELD Exclusive Pictures of U S Pacific Fleet's Victory U Coastal Guns Keep Foe Under Continuous Barrage 4 Feb 14 defenders fought back In a blazing hell using tanks for the first time and subjecting the con- lines to violent shelling from big shore field batteries and warships After six days of terrific with the advantages of ing numbers and of continuous low and dive bombing to shatter a gallant the nese still were finding Singapore nn exceedingly tough nut to crack Jn the defenders even re- gained some ground in counter- The British Imperials still held at least two of the water reservoirs from which to quench the thirst of thousands of civilians at their the Singapore radio was heard to say tonight troops at one point at least and established a new the broadcast an- German radio said early day that latest Japanese dispatches from Singapore told of additional landings on the west coast of the island after heavy artillery arations The Invaders were said to have made a further advance ward Panjang about six miles northwest of Singapore Japanese broadcasts heard here admitted they had encountered terrific barrages laid down from big coastal guns on Changi Point at the northeastern Up of the Island and from other forts In that from Island south of Singapore from warships around the city and from mass artillery In the voir section northwest of the city The Changi and Mali Flying Forts Dutch and Raid Vessels At Macassar Daring Tank Attack on Bataan Wins for Selectee Taking Positions To ava ARTILLERY IN DUEL Japs Believed Preparing for New Big Scale Offensive Descent of Picked Assault Troops on Oil Center of Palembang Signals Opening of All-Out Attack CHUTISTS WIPED OUT BY DOZENS AS ISLANDERS MEET FIRST SHOCK Chase Picket Line Of Welders Workers Pursue 400 Strikers Miles From Tacoma Plant View from S Cruiser of Smoke Rising from Bombarded Island Tacoma Feb 14 swinging tin mets and clenched American Federation of Labor shipyard workers broke n picket line of 400 independent welders at the plant today the ers one and one-half miles down Island forts were erected to plant roadway seaborne but the No large-scale fight inc broke nese broadcasts did not make clear whether It was the biggest 14 and artillery which were mering their lines ir the lesser batteries The Singapore broadcast heard In Batavia said British tanks went Into time ing the and also mentioned 400 shells an hour fired by some heavy British field artillery ported by the shore A number of wounded from who arrived at declared the defenders were Ing In a with fiames on race Column Churchill Alay Not Make Broadcast Today After All Feb 15 The possibility developed early day that Prime Minister Churchill would not carry out a radio cast to Britain and the United States which had been scheduled for 9 P.M em War tonight Perhaps the British Broadcasting which is usually prompt to advise the public about important radio made no mentlo nln its late night news bulletin last night about a possible Churchill broadcast radio officials were referred the Prime Minister's 10 Downing but here It was said there could be no comment on and It was said that there was no information on the Prime Minister's plans lor i Carriers Stamp if Record Below -are the tabulated figures ot.U a Defense Stamps sold and delivered the plan Dec 2 9 16 Jan i Feb 6 u 4 Total t total 48420 Invested in America by r ns the pickets had been in- by their leaders to no resistance But four or five automobile loads of the pickets were captured by the angry men under- threat of overturning the and these men were taken back to the plant and forced to return to work In the dim light of the A F of mobilized in the plant and then with n great roar and clanking of stormed the pickets and began their push down the road Under orders of their Charles who was badly cut about the head In yesterday's the pickets retired a mile and one-half away The them with be a white work for Uncle Several were cut off from the main of pickets and apparently badly beaten by a force of 100 men Similar action was taken at the smaller Shipbuilding and Boiler Corporation In both the night crews Joined the day crews going on shift in a pre- arranged rout of the pickets The hot dispute is an outgrowth of the independent welders re- to pay to the A F of L Shipyard Dutch slay the Jap parachutists landing on Sumatra in opening of all-out drive aimed at Java U S Army flying fortresses make new attack on Japanese fleet units in Macassar area First selectee man decorated by Mac Arthur Singapore strikes back at invaders with tanks and even gains some ground Imperial troops stop in Burma on Salween River front Australia pours troops into threatened Dutch Indies Feb U Twelve American flying fortresses have attacked enemy shipping in the Macassar area and scored a hit on at least one large Japanese the War Department re- ported Jatc today Results of the attack were not completely the com- stated It was possible that considerable damace had been done since n large lire was ob- served subsequently Hie arena of the All of the dozen Army flying fortresses participating in the at- tack returned safely The huge Batavia Feb 11 battle for the Nether bombing planes unloaded their Indies began in earnest even before the deadly cargo near the port f picked Japanese assault Macassar at the Southern up of i T t i i Celebes in the Netherlands m 100 planes attacked the East of Palembang in Sumatra They were met by defenders i That point ts south of the area j who wiped out parachutists by the where United Nations planes warships a large nese convoy last sinking some enemy vessels Macassar has been reported under Japanese occupation and the communique Indicated that the Japanese sion fleet was still harried J The invasion of the in order to keep it from the lo islami Sumatra had objective of the rich island of Java The communique also an- award of the distinguished service cross to Leroy C a selectee from extraordinary heroism in on Bataan Peninsula Text of War Department com- No based on reports a stubborn fight for the Indies is impending was too by Australian broadcasts which declared that troops and other British Indians arriving in Batavia and taking up positions for the rt of the key island of vasion because Palembang Is touched off one of the hottest to attack from the sea More yet in the Indies The com- than miles south of Singapore 1 1 T A M saying that the chutists were being killed by the added that troops have done excellent work and it land miles northwest city lies 56 miles In- It is connected with the may be assumed that the situation i Strait of which lies be- tween Sumatra and the tin by the Musi almost received up to 4 P.M Philippine jls penetrable marsh and MacArthur re- Further news is expected the Capital of the ported to the War Department the i communique thus indicating Palembang is a city of awarding of the Distinguished communications were in about which spreads on vice to Sergt C h both sides of the river with of of the natives living in houses built pressing rn about Whether the Japanese u ere population are using troops was not The parachute attack was although this would be W Indies since they sent para- extraordinary heroism in action Feb 3 a of one of our to reestablish Us line of Bataan was held up by heavy machine gun fire Adrift for Sailors Then Hunt New Berths Feb 14 Ing a whole month In the stormy North Atlantic on a- life last without Swedish seamen were landed at a British port and promptly in berths on a new ship survivors of a torpedoed Swedish steamer carried a crew of 34 and six An- and Erik were picked a1 trawler more than 200 miles west of the Scottish mainland When they came ashore they walked right by the ambulance which sent to meet V we want U some ham and Their fitted out with of canned an ample of water and oil-burning stove set Into a In the V M t An A on marine lighted the raft 230 Scotland Anti-aircraft Guns Blast at Jap flanes from exclusive pictures taken during the U S Pacific Fleet's attack on one of the Japanese bases destroyed in the mid on tlie Nipponese outposts in the Marshall and Gilbert fuel a munitions dump and several ships were destroyed at Atoll Other pictures on Page 9 Channel Fight Tactics Upheld by Admiralty Feb 14 men arid of the British Navy made not one but many suicide at tacks Thursday In the wild and battle of the English Channel in gallant effort to brine down the speeding German ships and and their the Admiralty said tonight In a to a bewildered With pictured the scene as vividly as could the colors on the a painter of sea the Admiralty admitted In that such was the mist the splash from shell and the lows of smoke from not a man In the British can be surd of was done long statement as a clamoring British public asked and the British Navy permitted the man fleet to steam defiantly to England's very front door -s t The statement disclosed One dashing with her fellows straight across erous minefields because she had no time to to within than a mile w hi w and a one of the ships before throwing over her helm and loosing her torpedoes in the very muzzles of the guns and other rifles of her heavily armed foes Although hit by one bomb from the swarm of dive bombers over- she torpedoes as if it had been a peacetime exer said the hit by she was In the statement that would have been an easy matter for the enemy to have finished her planes took oft for the first attack with full knowledge that they um- brella of hundreds protective fighter twice as fast and maneuverable as the ily laden bombers plane cannon anti-aircraft dived through the opposition to the tops and their Not one of the six came but five of the airmen were 3 Fart motor torpedo every one available the Dover to sea despite the bad weather and speeding across drove through the warships despite bombing gunning planes at and Fan Column Allies Check Jap Smash Into Burma Reinforced Defenders Batter head in Air Attacks Feb 14 defenders of Burma smashed at Japanese spearheads pushed across the Salween River tonight after British with had checked the force of the enemy offensive on a front Ing from Martaban to Superior Sergeant in command of a small group of tanks in re- eagerly requested sion to use his unit against the enemy's machine gun nests This permission was under heavy Anderson made a personal reconnaissance well In front of our lines He re- turned safely and moved his tanks through the rough and difficult terrain against hostile resistance With skill and determination he destroyed the enemy guns and their crews his way through the on Pace Column Laguna Mountain Area Searched for 3 Navy Planes San Feb 14 The Navy reported today that three of Its planes were missing In the mountainous San Diego back country The Eleventh Naval District said the planes had been missing since yesterday afternoon in the Laguna Mountain area Aerial and ground searches are under way for the craft The all single-seater were en route from son to San Diego on a routine flight when they apparently en- countered officers re- ported Where to Find It Section that thrust westward on route to Thnton were Automobiles threat to the defense Books 2 of but British units twice Bridge 2 broke out of encirclements In heavy hand-to-hand fighting air I Cl owl fled 4 enabled American Crossword 2 and British squadrons to strike Deaths with battering Dogs 2 bombardment of the Editorial vance forces Chinese troops In large 3 2 also position Music the Indian and Burmese Real Estate 4 Radio 4 Infantry west of the Salween The Imperials were unofficially reported to be strongly 2 against that hud crowed the Salween west of Paan Retorts 2 It was stated reliably the f Page 1 Pace 19 17 18 18 18 37 to 39 18 29 18 28 36 28 14 37 39 17 11 to 16 31 to 34 17 18 tactical sequel to seizure of any chutists to help seize the landing field by the hassa region in the northern center of It had been preceded by sev probably is the richest single oil cral Japanese air raids In lield betwen the Persian Gulf and as well as have been used by the attackers the United was not entered possibility that the Jap by the Japanese and was not primarily were Interested I fe L mediately the com wiping out United Nations ai forces and In seizing nearby air but three places fields was seen In a Japanese broad cast of a Domel dispatch the area were attacked by the Japanese who drifted from the dawn sky and received ment from succeeding waves of borne fighters There was no word yet of the Dutch applying their scorched earth policy to the and oil representing an ment of hundreds of millions of but it was assumed the de- fenders would not hesitate to apply the torch If the plants actually be- came endangered by the Japanese Invaders It was believed that one of the prime the attack was about three miles west of Palembang along the Musi an important refining center for the South Sumatra oil fields Observers said the Japanese ap said nine Including flv Hurricanes and one Spitfire of th British R A were shot dowi or destroyed on the ground In tw Japanese raids on Palembang ye The British evacuation of most of their force from Singapore Island sevi eral days ago Many of the plan may have been removed Interest here in the attack centered upon strategic implications Should Japanese make good a there they would have a Ions way toward seat United Nations headquarters f defense of the Southwest Pad and military and economic key the Dutch East A railway runs Inland and soul had resorted to air I on Page Column Interpreting the War Dash Home of Nazi Fleet t May Be Invasion Prelude By U Seventy days from that cataclysmic 7 that saw Ameri engulfed In the the struggle unfolds an ever bleaker American and Allied eyes everywhere except along the blood drench snows of the Disaster after disaster has Allied arms from to the southwest Pacific to chill American public opinion into realization that this Is not just another war but a fight for Yet there are some Allied lights to relieve the gloomy aside from developments In sla Fighting Dutchmen stand pledged despite toppling of British to fight to the end for their spice destroy what they cannot protect Mac Arthur's gallant band of Amerl i warriors bat still a galling thorn In of the Japanese victory belated official age wrought by the Pacific to Japanese lea outposts In Marshall and Gilbert that operation was the on race t i 1 1
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