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   San Mateo Times (Newspaper) - January 9, 1943, San Mateo, California                               TWO MENTIONED AS BLOOM SUCCESSOR News Behind The News Copirlsbl McClure When You Phone SAN MATED TIMES WASHINGTON By Ray Tucker Revolutionary Nclce; Rear Admiral "Jack" Harlan Dun- can probably owes his promotion to the fact that his frank speech made a hit with Joseph. Stalin at tho dinner the Soviet leader gave to Wendell Willlue in Moscow. Jack's friends are calling him the "vodka admiral." At the close of the thirty-course banquet the Russian Premier rose and announced, "Now I want to offer a toast to the men who not permitted to talk, or drink toasts. I refer to the members of n.y Gay-Pay-Oo and the American naval and military intelligence. It is their hard, quiet, patient worl which will make possible a United Nations victory." The guests began to leave th table, figuring the affair had end- ed, when Admiral Duncan, then a captain and naval attache at our embassy, replied in effect, "You toast the intelligence services, but why don't you do something about us? 1 have been here for several months and haven't seen a thing yet. I want a look at your Baltic and Black Sea fleets and your naval establishments." Admiral-Ambassador William H. Standley stood by horrified, while Mr. Willkie roared with laughter. Stalin left the head place and steered directly for the brash .young American, who was born in Ozark, Missouri, but now lives in Tacotna, Washington. the Communist chieftain said, "I like you. I like your nerve. You pick up my Com- missar of Naval Affairs at nine o'clock tomorrow morning and then come to the Kremlin." When Jack arrived at t the sub- ordinate's office, the official was in full dress and worried stiff. He figured that he was to be demoted, purged or executed. He had not seen the big boss for more than a year. But the iron man in the cita- del was all smiles when the two showed up. "Never mind about my Baltic and Black Sea he began. "I have something- more important to reveal to you. Commissar, take Cap- tain Duncan down into the vault and show him the blueprints of that suporsubmarhie the Germans are building at Kiel." Admiral Duncan's detailed report j v with enclosure of plans was the first word Washington had of the supDOEsdly revolutionary submers- ible that Hitler is making. So about two weeks ago the 1018 Annapolis graduate was given his big stripes unusual honor for a man of his 31831 Thin telephone number will connect von with any department desired. FULL LEASED UNITED PRESS DIRECT WIRES AND FEATURES ICTORY BUY UNITED' STATES .WAR ONDS AND STAMPS VOL. 39, No. 33, 29TH TKAB BIGHT PAGES SAN MATED, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 1943 60 PBK PEB MONTH Russ Capture Three New Towns Jap Bases in Solomons Blasted by Fortresses Barleycorn Of poi'tation facilities by wine and beer interests has precipitated se- vere criticism among Administra- tion insiders and on Capitol Hill. For some reason Joseph B. East- man, Jr., has been unable to check the grape magnates or the big brewers. Regardless of the shortage of oil and gasoline on the Atlantic sea- board, several hundred tank cars which could carry more important- commodities arrive in this area weekly with full cargos of the fer- mented' stuff. The industry has turned over about fifty per cent of its normal shipping equipment, but it is thought here that the sac- rifice should be total until the scarc- ity of fuel is relieved by the com- ing of milder weather. Huge vehicles loaded with bar- rels and cases clog the roads haul- ing liquor from production to con- sumption centers. Freight cars from such cities as St. Louis Milwaukee scoot around the coun- tiy to distant points, although al- most every community makes its own. Critics argue will eventually be ncucsary in the hand- ling uf drinkers shouli lie required to depend upon neigh- borhood suds. Prohibitionists have seized this isue to renew demands for na- j tjon-wide drynes. It is not a ques- tion nf white vibbonism at merely a common sense problem of revising methods of distribution. But unless these and similar evils connected with the trade are reme- died quickly John Barleycorn may be Rent to a concentration camp. _ Mrs. Oveta Gulp Hobby, the charm- ing Texan who heads the W.A.A.C.s has been subjected to good-natured joshing about the strip-tease gal who joined up and later tried to capitalize on her martial connec- (Continued from Page I) lions. But Mrs, Hobby rather rel- ishes the kidding and from the in- cident has coined the most humor- ous1 comment on her organization, "It she says, "that have a better motto than the Navy. Theirs is 'Join the navy and see the world.' Ous is 'Join the W.A.A.C.s and show the world.' The head of the feminine outfit enjoyed over the holidays her first visit home in a long time. She found that her six year old daughter has been reading all the patriotic slo- gans her mother and others have IMMI writing and sending through' out the nation. The youngster hung her stock- ing before the fireplace on Christ- mas Eve. Then in a childish hand she lettered a note: "Santa Glaus, Give until it When Wendell Willkie vis- ited Chungking, the popu- lace gave him an oriental welcome climaxed by a civic dinner at whicl- the mayor wns host. It. had only I wenl.y-.four "s against Stalin'? thirty courses, but it. was a bang' up Air Blanket of World Urged as Peace Objective SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. Fryc, president of Transcontinental and "Western Airlines, proposed today that the UuJted States start at once a program to cover the globe with millions of airplanes ranging in size to world-circling giants carrying 2000 tons. Such an air fleet, Frye said, would guarantee the nation permanent security for she would be so powerful no nation or group of nations would dare attack. He v.rgcd. encouragement of private flying so that America ld be prepared to man the fleet M'lien completed. He said ;hat, begun now, the program >e realized within 15 to 25 years after the war, Military Arm The proposed fleet would con- sist of: 1. A -compact, hard-hitting, spe- cialized military aviation branch equipped to utilize the most ad- vanced offensive means that can developed. 2. A fleet of several hundred ;housnnd ti'ansport planes ranging n size from feeder line planes car- rying useful loads of perhaps five ;o ten tons, up to mammoth ships carrying- possibly 2000 tons. Air Infantry 3. A fleet of several million pri- vately owned and operated aircraft which would by then be capable of immediate conversion to what is now called infantry. These planes would have cruising ranges of 4000 to 6000 miles, carry two men and the equivalent of the present- .50 cal iber machine gunr ammunition and a 250-pound bomb. Fi'ye's proposed program is by far the most ambitious yet ad- product. He said p the fni-st obje ermanent security was ective to be gained. Hut an economic cushion to absorb mil- lions of Americans dislocated by the war would be realized as a by- prod oct. New Frontier "It should in" addition provide a new frontier for pioneering by the American people for the next 25 01 50 Irryc said. "It woulii inspire and uplift the spirit and (Turn to Page 2, Column 7) Ban Accused Draft Evader Fasts LOS ANGELES, Jan. Worker Guy A Anthony today began the tenth day of a hunger strike agains us arrest for draft evasion which he said "is my protes against my government being !ed around by the nose by laboi leaders.'' Continue "T intend to he said, "un il congress or the president take, care of our internal enemies. When ;hey do I'll join the army." Anthony had worked for thre ears at North American Aviatio ?o., builders of the planes tha iiomhed Tokyo. He joined th union after going to work, he sai( but quit paying dues when he ob jected to leadership of the union. North American is the plan seized by the army in June, 1941 on orders President Roose velt, after a strike over wages. Tli international union declared th walkout constituted an outla" strike because it had not bee authorized, but thn workers wo their demands eventually. Appa ently Anthony was referring 1 settlement of that strike. Discharged He WHS discharged from th plant under terms of a war labi board order providing maintrnan< of membership in the union, tlv Turn to I'ngo 3, Column 3) ngersoll Aids frazil Navy A few months ago Frank B. In- ersol was practicing law in Sar lateo, a quiet civilian with n< lowledge of the sea or methods of ea warfare. Now he is teaching the Brazilian ivy how to run a ship. The par cular ship on which he is an in ructor is a submarine chaser t ines and so is a master of Span- sh, and the close relationship of Spanish and Portuguese enables lim to cary on the work and act as interpreter for others. Allan Hunt, Krowning Seen For Bloom Job louncil to Caucus Next Week On Making Appointment Two candidates appeared in the field today for the joint iffice of Bu'rlingame city treas- urer, purchasing agent and tax collector following the resigna- tion of Frank Bloom yesteriay ;o become San Mateo county projects director for the Fed- eral Housing agency. They are Councilman Allan F. Hunt and Granville Browning, manager of the Burlingamc- Cham- ber of Commerce. Councilman Hunt said he had been' asked by civic leaders to seek the rJosfaitd consider a tem- porary appointment for Bloom's elective term as treasurer, which expires in April, 1944. He said he would not be a candidate for election as treasurer at the expira- tion of that term. Browning is also reported seek- ing the appointment and telephoned Councilman Hunt last night to dis- cuss the possibility with him, Hunt Air Pressure Increases on Axis in Africa LONDON, Jan. 9. The motorized driving force driving northward from Lake Chad has captured Brach, 350 miles southeast of Tripoli, a communique "issued at Fighting French headquarters said to- day. said. Mayor George Colcman said the council would hold a caucus next week to discuss possible candi- dates. Occupied China Wars on U.S. TOKYO, Jan. D. (Japanese iroadcast recorded by U. P. at San 'rancisco) The Japanese con- :olled national government of China at Nanking has formally de- clared a state of war exists be- tween the national government and the United States and Great Brit- iin, it was announced today. The state of war was declared formally it 10 a. m. (Tokyo time) today by President Wang Ching Wei. -----------o----------- S. F. Apartment Man Gets 6 Months in Jail SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. jury today convicted Stanley W. Taylor, San Francisco apurt- inent house operator, on 17 counfc of violatinR OPA price ceilings am Judge A. P. St. Sure sentenced hilt to six months in the county jail am fined him Taylor, who con ducted his own defense, chargo  find living quarters, 3-1 new fain Water Rate Cut Urged Here for Victory Gardei A suggestion tlmt Victory gal den workers in San Mateo be Rive the advantage of a lower water rate was made to the California water service company today by City Manager William D. Smile. The suggestion was made in a letter to Manager A. J. Stolt. Tt was point- ed out that San Francisco has established a low water rate for growers of Victory gardens during the war c-risis. There the estab- lished ralo of cents per one hundred cubic- foet has been cut lo cents for Victory gardens. The San Maleo rate is 2n cents. A pro- portional rale, for Victory garden UHU hero would be 30 cents. ilies moved into San Mateo durin the first week of January, as com pared with a weekly average of new arrivals during Ibe last quai ter of in-12. This is recorded in the weekl list of newcomers buying or rent- ing homes here, as announced to- day by the local chamber of com- merce. The report indicates a consider- ably larger number of individuals, it was explained, for the weekly listing gives merely the number of new homes occupied, and a new Reds Closing On Caucasus Rail Centers MOSCOW, Jan. 9. Russian armies, their momen- tum and striking impact in- creasing steadily, drove throughput the., night .toward Rostov and Salsk and closed in on the two key railroad centers in the Caucasus, dispatches and the noon communique reported today. In the area of the southern Don ;nd and below it, the Russians -iptured three towns and villages uring the night in fights to the eath against desperate German esistance and in the Caucasus they rove through the Germans to torm and capture a new inhabited lace. Trenches Taken Northwest of Stalingrad, in a ew flare-up of offensive opera- sons. Red army assault troops cap- ured 40 German trenches in a night ight and threw back a counter- Hack by GOOO Germans supported iy 20 tanks, killing 500 enemy roops, disabling five tanks, cap- uring 20 machine guns and takini n-isoners, the noon communique In the lower Don area there was i battle of many hours around two nhabited piaces before the Rec ar.iy men stormed them both, kill- Ing 400 sacrifice troops and cap- Lured their objectives and impor- ;ant spoils, the noon communique said. "In .the northern Caucasus the ?nemy retreated and suffered heavy the noon communique said Dispatches said the Russians ivere advancing through dense fog and heavy slush. Red .Star, the army newspaper reported German resistance hac been broken on all important lines in the Goorgievsk railroad centc area and the Germans were falling back everywhere, leaving sacrific troops to make a stand and evei to attempt counterattacks in hopi of slowing the Russian pace. Keod Captured They routed a battalion of 100' German infantrymen in anothe sector and captured n large suppl of food which the enemy had loote from the civilian population. On the centra! front, the Rus sians during the night consolidate new gains and killed 200 German in repelling counterattacks west, Vclikie Luki. They shot down fiv German plaiit'.s. The noon communique nole that in the Leningrad area snipei within throe days had killed up t (Turn to Page 2, Column 2) TWELVE ZEROS SHOT NO U. S. LOSS WASHINGTON, Jan. The Navy announced today that U. S. heavy and medium bombers have attacked enemy areas and in- stallations on Bougainville Islant d Rekata -Bay on the Island of anla Isabel in the Solomons. Twelve Japanese Zero fighters tacked Flying Fortresses over nigninville and two were shot wn. a Navy communique said, o U. S. planes were lost in this :ack. The communique said that fires ire started by hte attack at Re- la that two enemy float pe planes were damaged. Two S. planes were shot down by icmy anti-aircraft fire in this tion. Both attacks were earned out on e morning of Jan. 7 (Island In the north Pacific area, Liber- ,or heavy bombers have dropped >mbs on enemy positions at Kiska, at results were not observed. This ction also ocurred on Jan. 7. residence may man and wife be occupied by a their children and other relatives or friends who move j in with them, it was added. The last official census of the city of San Matoo in 1040 gave (lie population :IR 10.-I03, and an unof- ficial check on th swiftly mount- ing population in the bay area last summer gave this city upwards of individuals at that time, or an incmisR of so mo GOOO, In the hr.l six months tho population has oontinned to rise, and another census survey ia contemplated. 100 Billion War Budget Monday WASHINGTON, Jan. President Roosevelt is expected submit to congress Monday a w budget of at least short of tl record-breaking expenditures Ihe 10 years since he look office. Members of the house appropri lions committee warned today th every item in the budget, irrespe live'of amount, will Imvc to justified by "competent ood Shortage 'robe Pledged WASHINGTON, Jan. en. Gerald P. Nye, R., N. D., ad- linistration critic and newly-ap- ointcd member of the agriculture ommittee, said today he would ask ic committee for an immediate ivestigation of the food shortage ml lend-leasc food shipments. "Connnitments have been made iat can't begin to be filled with- ut tremendous sacrifices on the art of American he aid. Nye has introduced legislation utliorizing such an inquiry, a pro- losal that won the endorsement of >cn. Burton K. Wheeler, D., Mont 'he latter has predicted a "rea ood crisis this year" and propose osal." Awards Honors MacAvlhnr cited also the United States 32nd and 41st uade up largely of men from Wis- consin, Michigan, Washington, Ore- (Turn to Page 2, Column Youth May Die for Attack Attempt SAX FRANCISCO, Jan. 20-year-old civilian seaman was arrested by San Francisco and military police' today in connection with the attempted attack on an army nurse while she was asleep in hoi room at Fort. Mason. The seaman was identified by authorities as John Coehrau, 20, an oiler. Police said he was trailed to his ship by blood dripping from his hand after he jumped from a second story window. Cochniii, held in city prison, faced a possible maximum penalty of death before firing squad if uouvicted. WHO HOLDS YOUR MORTGAGE? If your home is financed bj the Peninsula Federal Sav ings Loan you are alwayi dealing direct with the com nany which originally madi and holds your mortgage your assurance of full coop oration should adjustment, become necessary. It is equally important tc Icnow where your savings art kept and how they are used. Invested with us, your money will be used to finance San Mnteo County homes. Your savings insured up to by an instrumcntaity of the U. S. Government. Peninsula Federal Savings and Loan ASSOCl.tTIOIV n Hirftt   

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