Oakland Tribune, February 15, 1942

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February 15, 1942

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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - February 15, 1942, Oakland, California THE TRIBUNE If your Tribune does not arrive, phone TEmplebar 6000 before p.m. (Sunday, a.m.) Paper will be sent at once DELIVERY SERVICE IS GUARANTEED. Cribune LAST EDITION VOL. CXXXVI-NO. 46 lOc SUNDAY OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5c DAILY 76 PAGES-PAGES A-l TO 14 Registrants Face Speedy Draft Call r Class !-A Men WilS Be Summoned With Those Waiting Service As men tilrned from week-end activities to register for the Na- tion's third draft call today, it was learned in Washington, D C, that some of the registrants-will be called to service simultaneously i'-ith remaining Clrss 1-A men from the 17.000000 already registered. Registration ccnteis were to be open all day today to accommodate those men unable to leave their j jobs esterday or tomoiiow. The! latest first since the actually started, is for men be- UNCLE SAM SHOWS HIS FIST-LETS GO WITH HARD BLOW A United Press dispatch from Washington late yesterday told ofj the plan to call up today's 1-A reg- istrants with the earlier ones, but explained that the procedure for! doing so has not yet been deter-' mined. PRECEDENT SET After the List registration, on July 1 1941, affecting men who hadj turned "1 since the first registration j on October W. 1940, the 750.000 ad-' ditional icgistrants were inserted in the original ordei lists at in- tei of approximately 10 num-. bers. Officials said that this may be the system to be used this time, or a new order list may be set up. In the latter case men would be drawn from both lists at the same time Selective service headquarters asked 'ho War Department to re- scind its older prohibiting publica- tion registration totals, United Press said. SECRECY NOT ESSENTIAL This order has been criticized as unnocessaiy on the grounds that any interested enemy pgent could 1 the same information from Almanacs or publications of tne B LIU By WILLIAM B. DICKINSON census bureau. In two or three months, the se- lective service will complete its in- ventory of the Nation's available manpower by registering men in the ui the ones not liable ice probably will civilian defense and war production Govcrnmont career Guns of a U.S. cruiser, aimed at targets on the horizon, are "unleashed" in Navy attack on Jap bases in the Pacific. It was a "hell of sold from Pathe News. (Additional pictures on Page 10.) Jap Ship Hit, Large Fire Set by American Planes, Sky Troops Invade Sumatra in Opening Stab at Java By JOHN R. MORRIS BATAYIA, Feb. para- chute troops invaded Sumatra from 100 big aerial transports today in the opening thrust of a nut-cracker drive on Java, key base of the Dutch Indies, into which the Allies are believed to be pouring increasing reinforce- By H. 0. THOMPSON WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. (U.R) Twelve American Flying Fortresses have attacked enemy shipping in the Macassar area and scored a hit on at least one large Japanese ship, Department reported late today. Results of the attack were not completely ments. As both sides raced against time, the ascertained, the communique stated. It was Lrisis Press and Public Voice Demand for Cabinet Shakeup LA GUARDIA REPORT FAVORS FIRST LADY'S RETIREMENT Transfer of Her Duties to Permanent Govt. Division Recommended to President By JOSEPH L. MYLER WASHINGTON, Feb. Fiorello H. La Guardia of New York, resigned director of the Office of Civilian bcuu lumgnt in a report to President Roose- serv-'jMinister Wlnston Churchill that OCD activities now supervised by Mrs. Roosevelt be classified for l headed intn the worst storm of his pation, which was set up to "pro-1 mote activities designed to sustain j iWedge Driven Into Nazi Line Soviet Troops Reported Across Polish Border; 7 Transports Sunk LONDON. Feb 14. (U.R) The surge of the Red Army the National morale- and to 'ate SCnClal in Smolensk and ripped into'the siege search is being conducted in the [organization of his Government. Lagur.ti Mountains 5n miles east of San Diego, the Navy said The showdown was set for mid- week, when Churchill is expected to Sheriffs deputies CCC Pailiament with his first public various defense undertakings. lines around Leningrad. OTHER SUGGESTIONS The Mjyor also proposed co-ordi- and Navy crash co-operated j statement upon Singapore and the nation plans and clarification of in the ground search, plane? I Dover Straits. Earlier reports that -lulhority and responsibility among from the North Island Naval Air jCnuiohill would broadcast to the National, State and local defense Station explored the district from .Nation Sunrinv mnfprnnri groups, and rrrnmrr'nc'ed j personnel in the protec- live services be compelled to com- the (A British broadcast in the Ger- man language, heard by the United Press listening post in New York, claimed that Russian troops have crossed the old Polish frontier in the cinilv of tllei in1n Whi1r> Deadline for Aliens Near Those in California Must Leave Tonight Or Face Internment Japanese invasion armada] loosed a full-scale attack Palembang, great oil and trade center of Eastern Sumatra. Alcil, defense luices, however, mopped up most of itb skj -borne invaders so swiftly that the situation was described officially as "not un- favorable." "Vigorous resisfance was put up, and dozens of parachutists were the Netherlands Indies com- mand announced. "Palembang itself is not threatened. At least there are no indications that para- chutists dropped close to or entered the town." REINFORCEMENTS ARRIVING (Allied reinforcements were re- ported pouring into the Netherlands East Indies. A Chungking broad- cast said the Chinese people "are happy tonight" at news that Amer- ican units are in Java. In Washing- ton the report was understood to refer to units of the American Air Force which have been in action there. The Sydney Sun said Aus- tralian and other Empire and Al- lied reinforcements are streaming into the Indies and moving up to defense positions The invasion of Sumatra extended menacingly the arc of bases which the Japanese were throwing around Java, richest of the Dutch islands and seat of tno Allied supreme com- mand. It was bulwarked by unofficial reports quoted by the Dutch high command that the Japanese had leriricfBin, capital of Dutch Borneo which is 300 miles north of the big Socrabaja naval base on Java. BILLITON RAIDED Other fleets of Japanese bombers were reported officially to A majority of an estimated enemy aliens, living within re- stricted zones in ihe Western States designated by the U.S. Department of Justice, must be evacuated by midnight tonight. In California this deadline Tandjnng capital The plrnes were en route from Tucson. An? to San DICRO ycster- 1DANGEROUS MOOD v v JV.I-.T Wt> mood of lhe Public and of'pictc training pi escribed by I Russia, apparently between Dvinsk 'and Vitebsk.) day "the" apparently cn-j'hc House of Commons was before being ontitlcci to any coumeied difficulties'" the Na-vy an-. Pavcd to that which benefits under the Federal Com- nouncement said. ceded the overthrow of the laic- jpensation Act. The Navy'rcfused to theiPrimo Minister Neville Chamber-1 established departments overcoming German resistance, con- r.ames of the pilots Sn fnr however, there Government, in the event of sus- m----- iPTV nl I7orl j_ >i_ Seven German transports were control of the immediate military rcpoitrd sunk in Arctic wateis. Tne night communique broadcast from Moscow said the Red Army, their fate is determined U.S. Takes Control Of 1942 Cane Sugar i WASHINGTON. Feb. j The Wnr Production Board tonight] assumed control of the entire 19421 demands for .replacement of Chuichill himself, i against London, be augmented [What was demanded on all sides handle protective activities now en- tamed air raids similar to those to change? in methods trusted 'to volunteers, changes in associates. 3_Thal air raid wardens In this situation, the sootlisht stionse.-l and linued to advance Saturday. Eleven German planes were reported de- stroyed in combat Friday with eight Soviet losses. Radio Moscow, heard hero, jubi-., lantly proclaimed that Gen. Oregon aliens in 89 of the 80 restricted zones, while the remaining 17 vital zones must be cleared of Axis aliens by February 24. All enemy aliens failing to meet the deadlines face possible intern- ment for the duration of the war. As the Clrst deadline approached, Thomas C. Clark, alien control co- oidinator for the Pacific Coast, hinted that even more drastic action will be taken to guard areas im- poitant for defense activities. TO WIDEN BAN Before departing from Los An- geles for Washington, Clark said he would lecommend removal from vital ateas of "all persons inimical to the defense according to the United Press. "If the Army and Navy say American-born Japanese are dan- grrous, I'll take them out." he said. "My numerous conferences with the Armv and Naw military rnmmanrls leave no doubt in my mind that they have a thorough understanding and necessities." Meanwhile, the F.B.I, continued its roundup of enemy aliens, mak- ing four arrests in the Bay area and 33 in Imperial Valley. Arrested here were four Germans: Christian Saut- ter of Oakland, Edward Gocrlicb and Alfred Voster of San Francisco, and John Olligas of San Bruno. 33 JAPS IN IMPERIAL 33 arrested in Jmpen.il Valley for the first responsible Russia! CHANGE UUGED Churchill makes his state- who bo placed under the command of one 'man positions in thr Smolensk area. werc Japanese aliens suspected of YV u j. i i j i j j n T, raw cane sugar supply as a further mejlt Cnpps has in the In regaid to the voluntary parlici- conservation measure to his frorr) palion division, LaGuardia said' mtnt control already held over He has made a series of! l hnve repeatedly stated that a addresses and assumed the role of of tiie refined and retail stages. The also fixed allotments of raw swear for evprv domestic re- trv_ Burden of ni, finery for from January 1 lo September 30, attributing position has p_.( f v h-i, fMle -o' sound thsoiy of Government sug- that permanent agencies of i Governmrnt should take over il was said anti-American activity." Soviet troops had made further ad- included in the restricted area? vances and "were liberating one ordercd closcd to enemy aliens to- villagc after another." night is the entire western portion Elsewhere along the line there >o[ bounded by Neptune were reports of Germans dying Stioet the Oakland the tin-rich island of Billiton were blazing despite a rain (ween Sumatra and Borneo, and to have made broadside attacks and reconnaissance flights over different parts of the archipelago Anetd, Netherlands Indies news agency, said a large Japanese con- voy had been sighted off Amoy, island and former treaty port of the southeast coast of China, and "it may be that this convoy is on its way to make the expected attack on the heart of the Netherlands East m'" UC0" a is the stream of reinforcements which has already begun to be the agency said. "A hope is growing long enough to allow enough of this stream of war material to pour into .Tava so that the Japanese tide may be stemmed here. "It has been said many times, but perhaps should be re-empha- sized, thnt if si7pahlr> mcnls arrive soon cnougli it is quite likely that we can turn the tables." LAND AT 3 POINTS The fleet of Japanese planes, and houses, than 100 plus a strong fighter dropped parachutists at three! places in the vicinity of Palembang Milifaiy observers believed the Japanese undertook the parachute invasion because of Palcmbang's m- possible that considerable damage had been done since a large fire was observed sub- ''ifi fho nroo attack" All of the dozen Army Flying Fortresses participating in the at- tack returned safely. The bombing planes unloaded their deadly cargo near the Port of Macas- sar at the southern tip of Celebes Island, in the Netherlands East Indies. That point is south of the area where United Nations planes and warships attacked a large Japanese convoy last month, sinking 40 enemy vessels. Macassar has been reported under Japanese occu- pation and the communique indi- cated that the Japanese invasion fleet was still being harried in or- der to keep it from the larger ob- jective of Java. BATAAN GUNS DUEL In a morning communique ths War Department revealed that heavy artillery duelling and injan- try skirmishing were in progress on the Bataan Peninsula, where Gen. Douglas was engaged in a heroic defense against greatly su- perior numbers. Air activity along the entire front and movement of Japanese rein- forcements have led observers to predict a sustained Japanese offen- sive aPninsf MnrArfVmr'c mfm the near future. There was an Indication in the Department's terse com- munique that the American-Filipino troops had taken the offensive in some local sectors. The Japanese lusi southwest of Singapore I were reported to be entrenching dmittcd the fort's big guns Lome of their positions, as if dealing 'with American counter-attacks. BIGGER ATTACK COMING Japanese attacks thus far have failed m their purpose. Savage fighting in the Bataan jungles hat taken a heavy toll of Japanese lives. Now that additional Japanese reinforcements have arrived, how- ever, it was believed the next enemy offensive would be on a far greater scale than anything attempted thus far. Lieut. Gen. Masaharu Homma. the Japanese commander, apparently is prepared to hurl wave after wave of his best fighters against the po- sitions which MacArthur's men have defended so valiantly and skill- fully. MacArthur reported earlier this week that movements of the Jap- anese reinforcements indicated Homma was planning some such tactics. FORTS SHELLED Bombardment of American de- fense positions in Manila Bay was resumed after a short lull, the com- munique reported, saying that enemy artillery fire from the shore, across Manila Bay from Cor- Sinaaoore i Fighting On Defenders Undaunted As Enemy Claims Further Advances By EDWARD W. BEATTIB LONDON, Feb. men of Singapore, last-stand defenders of this bastion of the British Empire-, fought on tonight against the flames, smoke, bombs and bullets that the Japanese invaders had brought to the island. They were fighting a battle that held not the slightest hope of vic- tory but still they carried on. Each new bulletin from the em- battled island told of further Japan- anese advances. Tonight the Singa- port corps had been compressed into Singapore town and the narrow east- ern end of the island. The Japanese claimed capture of the great Seletar naval base on which Britain lavished nnd 13 years of back- breaking effort. TOKYO BOASTS CONQUEST (Tokyo radio, recorded in San J.IUIU.UHAI, luiJuLieu uctpuue 01 tne governor-general's residence and other government buildings in hnnd- to-hand fighting.) The Japanese were pounding to- ward Blakang Mali, the fortified of dive-bomber missiles. They had driven east of the two reservoirs (although some reports claimed the reservoirs still were in British hands) upon which Singapore is de- pendent for water, to Paya Lebar, three miles northeast of Singapore town. FORTS FIGHT BACK Probably now isolated and sur- rounded by the Japanese, the fort of Pasir Panjang, Tokyo admitted, still raked the Japanese with shot shell. Pasir Panjang is about three miles due west of Singapore town on the south coast. city itself, in the huge northeastern bastion of Changi whose guns were fashioned to beat off a battle fleet; the Singapore defenders fought on. Over the whole battle scene hung a sliflms black smoke from burning crude oil icseivoirs, nci id cordite fumes from exploding high explosive shells, the pungent wood smoke of burning OF Into the smoke clouds a tropical regidor. had been resumed. rain was falling. A Japanese cor- respondent in a Tokyo dispatch slid the natives called the rain "the tears accessibility from the Lying1 of Singapore" 5G miles inland, the city is con-', The ground rocked under the ex- Undoubtedly American gunners were searching out the positions Of the Japanese batteries and attempt- ing to silence them as they had in the past. necled with the Strait of Bancka by j plosion of bombs and shells and The Japanese have gained a great u.iu uu. tne ccmeu.-Mun ol tne huge, artillery skill stretch is largely difficult rifles which the British turned i'_V Bataan fighting. Their own treacherous marshes. against the Japanese. Ey day and The main objective of the attack i night Japanese planes droned in on Palembang was believed to bejiazy, iclentless formations, bomb- Pinciju, some three miles to the bombing, bombing with the along the Muci, a refining center for the south Sumatra oil fields. Continued Face 2, Col. J artillery technique, adapted for use in China against positions defended only by infantry with light and heavy machine guns, has undergone a sharp change in the Bataan fight- ing. r--n cnnnci'v rn L nnd nofmakm" rrtaspd actnitios caused by an from thfl K'i7K- Ilttlc, The Fcbuiaiy 24 dp.idjine will t pmrrscncy in the related fields of of the fighting nt the southern closc major portjons of Oakland and lend of the line, but one idport that Bcrj.Pjcy, the entire extern portion lines had been pierced >of nnd ail of Albanv, El respective activities. For thnt l slow 2.567.368 short tons iitilirc her jRCCOn Struct inn Finance COTJS Ml nlif rncit- inn it nnr .............i i j, f tn has arranccd to purchase the 1042, mnhin, devclopmf, fhan two points southeast of Kharkov lCcrnlo. Pmoie, Rodeo. Cubar suear production. Continued on PaSe 10, 3 Activities in the Office of Civilian of Tai-mrog was regarded Ciockett. Pittsburg and Martinez. ___________________ .Defence Aloft of the activities now as significant. i Throe San Francisco are centered in the voluntary partici-l _ This would place the break-, jnciudcd ,n those HUNDREDS OF U.S. AND BRITISH AIRMEN REINFORCE BURMA; JAP DRIVE CHECKED Sunday Tribune Index 1 tn.it will be By KAKL ESKELUND have led conn- the Japa- AGAZINE Hurnsn Interest Fiction ana Features Old Time PhotoCTsphs COMIC SECTION 12 Pases in Color AUNT ELSIE SECTION Aunt Elsie and Funland Hollywood Nev-s, Gossip, Pictures KNAVE SECTION7 MAIN NEVTS SECTION Complete News Report Tcwnsend Notes Financial Community Markets CLASSIFIED SECTION Classified Advertising Vital Statistics SOCIETY SECTION End of Street Cable Cars Stop Walter Lippmanr: Zarle Ennss Poets' Comer Book Review.1; Crossword Puzzle Frank Kcsier's Dogwatch Radio Schedules Boy Scout News y.il.C.A. Nev.s Ncsro Activities joric.-. law? of gravity, or so early the fare charged on The last of the little green cars Franciscans saH. They were so1 Clay Street line, owned by p sitions and striking at concentra- tions and communications lines. One while strong sweep was made over Jap- anirv marie'anaso-hfW at TOO'ith I superior num-i of the Salween. .hat pushed ''O'her formations earned out ex- Thc reinforcements, according to'across the Salween. reconnaissance over enemy sources just arrived from The enemy drive through Paan.torri.to'y the day'" the com" lare in sufficient strength to in- as in "strong force" and aimed to- 'munic3lic said, '.sure for the first time a potent, ward the key railroad town of RIVER CROSSED United Nations challenge to the iThaton. it was'addca, but there was Reinforcements were understood ont'to have moved into the Paan sector in ihp few ?r.d, ths aid of R A.F. attacks, to have broken 'up the main strength of the enemy i lion spokesman said at that crossed the Salweea c'1 -odav s war communique lailed there. The Chinese reinforcements Bentiey Covers the Shops Buy-Lir.ss Arts sncl Art.'sls Cnmp drls Gin Scouts Knov; Your Schools Gersldine Fraternal Tsews Calendar history. cvs ar.a Review DEVELOPMENT SECTION Dcx-elcpmont and Building Playground Activities Automobile Nf--ws State Seventy vcars old, it wn? case The first cjripman "lost his Busses, running with six minutes' uwivr. ec.-i in forward positions and fir'' c.ble linr to b" u'.'i the ni h-sac be faster, explain car, Mlifd defenders the Burma moict (fviet after heavy fighting in'somc have been in action. built and a? mdubitablv a pr.r; uf vet. Flirncry raih on the terrifying company officials. They have special jRond, bolstered by "strong" air and the Pann Doctor.' it said "It is1 The enwy. after two weeks of San as the city's hills or Clay Street hill low sears, special land reinforcements, checked .la-'known th.it enemy casualties have figntms. had'crossed the Salwecn It WPS an "unusual foRsy and Pkidtiins on the steep grades, .special Salwrcn offensive with i hern very considerable. [at Martaban, which now is in 1 At 7 am. today, the first of six wet. chroniclers of the time renort.idis.'el engines. (heavy casualties today and struck, "Details of casualties suffered by.anese hands, and at Ranna, but specially built green busies are Ink- The president the line, Andrew; But they will never taVe jjdu I til iVJtdrtaUali, UUW IS itl i heavy casualties today and struck, "Details of casualties suffered hands, and at Ranna, the placejback with battering air attacks on I our troops are not yet available." 'heavy counter-action'in the ing over the route of the qj.iinl old S. Hillidie. himself took over the of the little old carp, part of an the enemy spearhead west ol Paan. i The Royal Air Forcp was very j cars, the delight of tourists for half gripman's job and ran the first car. undefmable something, something American volunteer group again in the last 24 hours, the sector had broken up hit W to drive on toward Thaton, t century. Many of tht 1915 Two copper cents broufht about different... old San Francisco, [pilots and British bombers were dis-communique said, raiding enemyito the west, on thtrorito ;