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   Panama City Pilot (Newspaper) - November 14, 1941, Panama City, Florida                                "^Attend Bay HighQuincy Football Qame Tornado Field 7.30 f>. By DeWitt Mackenzie War Analyst of The Associated Press Panama GiTY Pilot Panama City    Port of The Lower South CONSOLIDATED WITH LYNN HAVEN FRKE PRESS VOLUME 36 PANAMA CITY. BAY COUNTY. FLORIDA, FRIDAY, NOV. M, 15)41 NUMBER 31. Hitler's constant, nervous chrusts at the long Russian battle-line present an interesting phenomenon-a sort of military St. Vitus's dance over which he has no control. The Fuehrer Is in that peculiar position-which is not without its advantages-of being unable to stop attacking even if he wished. On that score the probabilities are that the necessity fits his desires. The thing Is well summed up by General H. S. Sewell, the military expert, who remarks that "with the initiative still in her hands, Germany must strike in some direction; England is growing stronger and Russia is unbeaten, and there is no time even to pause." In other words, the great war machine which Hitler built i� a perpetual motion affair, and the mlrtute it stops churning out attacks it will be done for.      Leningrad - Moscow - the Crlnjea-all along the Red line the Nazis have been prodding and testing to see if they could find a weak spot worth developing, despite the early winter weather which already is making military operations difficult and turning the life of the soldier into one of bitter hardship. Thus far, apart from the Crimea the Nazis seem to have set a bunch of Tartars into action. A Russian report from Leningrad tells of the Bolshevists breaking through the enemy siege lines. Northwest and Southeast of Moscow the Reds answered the German thrusts with fierce counterattacks which the Soviet capital reports have flung the invaders back with heavy losses. Down in the Crimea, how-pver. tl^ Germans claim success l.s meeting ;helr offensive. This reaij;. Vipreaents the crucial engagement of the moment, for the Ocrihan ob-lecUve is the CauctStw-that oil-laden strip of land which separates the Black and the Caspian Seas. And thsre is more than oil involved, for the Caucasus Is one of the gateways into the Middle East, a vast military base of surpassing Importance for operations against Egypt and India. FIGHTER PLANES TAKEN FROM AIR MANEUVERS Secret Destination  Hinted For Fast American Ships .Red Cross Work a Howling Success ROLL CALL FOR BAY RED CROSS STARTS MONDAY Chairman   Harrison   Calls Worker*' Meeting In School Building Soviet Takes Initiative To Force Germans Back Panama City Has Chance To Show Its Thanksgiving Spirit By RICE YAHNER WITH ARMY IN THE FIELD, Nov. 14 - (fP) - Sudden withdrawal of ccmbat planes for a secret destination has cut into the air power which the army, the navy and the marine corps has ready for the army maneuvers In the Carolina^, It was learned today. An unimpeachable authority disclosed that aerial units, already here for the army general headquarters' v.ar games Nov. 15-30, have been recalled without explanation. Perhaps Overseas "We don't know where they have gone but our best guess is overseas," a high official said. He would not say whether the planes were army, navy or marine, how many there 'were or whether the pilots also were sent on the mission. His position was so high that the Information could not be challenged. About 400 planes originally were assigned for the maneuvers. Another interesting disclosure on air power was an authoritative report on the results of battle experience in the Middle-West, and army live-bomb tests In the Uaitcd States. Maj.-Gcn. Charles L. Scott, commander   of   the   armored corps, the strongest   cfrcn.slve ________ force the army has over put Into field exarclaes, dtwioscd that so President Makes No Specu little iajnagc has bcv doup t^ii tanks with anything l�ss than! The annual roll coll for the' Bay county chapter of the American Red Cross will get under way Monday at a meeting of j volunteer workers at the Panama City grammar school at 4 p. m.. W. H. Harrison, chairman In charge of the campaign. Chairman Harrissn has already contacted workers In St. Andrew and Millville. Those in Panama City are all urged to attend the meeting Monaay. It was also announced that R. V. Moore, pruicipal of Ros-enwald high school, has been named chairman of the committee Of colored people to assist Ui the drive. Monday Meeting Those workers urged to attend the meeting   at   Panama City Grammar school  Monday afternoon are: Mrs. J. V. Cruce,   Mrs.   Don j Fraser, Mrs. Charlie Powell, Mrs.' W. C. Roberts. Mrs. Herbert Ri-; ley. Mrs. J. R. Almond, Mrs. W. i F. Harrison, Jr., Mrs. L.'P. Step- , enscn, Mrs. W. A. Wentworth., Mrs. C. L. Jinks, Mrs.   M.   B. Hawkins, Mrs. George Fay. Mrs.; V. F. Broom. Mrs. W. W. Pate. Mrs, Frank Nelson,   Sr..   Mrs. , Herbert Sapp. Mrs. John Scott.' PUIMCOC     TnWklO ; '^'^�'^-"^'�^'^ carrier will!   Mrs. I. F. Clark. Mrs. Joe Bcn- |||||n|rAr      l IJlflf O � ^f^Bin d       lus part for defense I nctt. Mrs. W. S. Weaver, Mrs. J.; _____ Lrmnriow when he .siop.s by on 1 H. Ciancey. Mr.s, Eula Brown.; ' hi.s weekly linancial visit. i        ^'^^ ^"^^ ' Those boys of the Catholic Mission Orphanage near Pelplng, China, sound off with "soup's on" or the Chinese equivalent thereof as they clutch bread provided by American Red Cross. U. S. MARINES TO BE MOVED FROM News-Herald Boys Do Their Part In Defense Activity (AN EDITORIAL) There will be no controversy in Panama City this year as to which Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated. The City fathers have choseo the 20th because the Army boys at Tyndall Field will be taking that day. The News-Herald is glad to see the city cooperating with the air base. We are an Army town now and we should think in Army terms. But there is just one more thing all of us can do that will make this Thanksgiving a real Thanksgiving for all Tyndall Field Army men. Here is the pla'n: Let's every family in Panama   City   and vicinity INVITE A TYNDALL  FIELD   ARMY MAN TO OUR HOMES FOR THANKSKIVING DINNER. We know of no finer way to show your appreciation to men of Uncle Sam's Air Corps than to have them in our homes for Thanksgiving dinner. Invite one or two or three. There are over 1,200 men attached to Tyndall Field. Some of these fellows are from homes just like yours and will be wishing they could be "home" this Thanksgiving. Come on Panama City! Let's do our part! The New.s-Herald has arranged for any person wishing to invite our local Army boys to Thanksgiving Dinner to call telephone 1213 and your name will be taken and ail arrangements made. Let's see how many boys we can accommodate. Who will be the first family to call"? Just phone 1213 rijrht now! ARK ROYAL SUNK YESTERDAY IN MEDITERRANEAN British Aircraft Carrier Loss Reported By Admiralty 44 100-pound bombs that tanlc columns are regarded as inopportune targets. lation A� To Result Of Action MINE WORKERS TO PUSH FIGHT WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.--(/P) President Roosevelt   announ- Whon carrior.s .stop tomorrow they will lusk each subscriber to take part in their campaign to have every customer purchase at least one bond. The boys will collect 10 cents each week. To .subscribers who '.start purcha.scs tomorrow a book ced today the United   States j with the ftrst stamp in it will Hitler's Immediate concern Is the oil. and the prize (or which he Is reaching is titanic. The national geographic society of Washington points out that between 80 per cent and 90 per cent of Russia's oil comes' from the Caucasus- and the Soviet Union ranks next to the United States In world production. Nazi commentators say that the Caucasus Is Important not so much for the new oil it would bring to Germany as for the effect the loss of this oil would have on Russia. Well, that's a natural way for an official commentator to put the position, but let none believe that this oil doesn't represent one of the greatest conquests which Hitler could achieve. This column has pointed out before that great oil experts say Germany's lack of lubricating oil Is her greatest danger at this time. Don't forget that all machinery- both for war and Industry-depends on oil.   *  * So it Is with an eager heart that the Fuehrer urges his troops on to the difficult offensive In the south. It he can capture the vast oil supplies of the Caucasus, they will float him far. The Nazis are battering at the fortifications of the great naval port of Sevastopol, and also of Kerch which lies on the four-mllc-wlde strait of the same name between the Crimea and the Caucasus. Hitler hopes that if he can take Kerch he can fUng an army across the narrow waterway Into the Caucasus, to cooperate with other German forces which aro besieging Rostov on the Don, to the north. If you will look at your maps you will see what the Nazis are up to. They are trying to work the old, familiar pincers movement on Rostov and thus force the Reds back from the Don river, which Is the northern  gateway  into the Caucasus. . * � � It's no easy Job which the Germans  are  undertaking. The strait of Kerch is a nasty barrier, and Sevastopol is a Iftt .M9,%, sUiQ�&U Is the BULLETIN WASHINGTON, Nov. U-iA') President RoMevell's confer-rnce with steel company and mine union officials, aimed at selUing the captive coal mine dispute, broke up after 30 minutes today without any immediate announcement. WASHINGTON,  Nov.  12.-(/l^) The policy committee   of the United Mine Workers voted to-: day to continue the UMW's fiRht j for a union shop in the   coal mines which supply the nation's; big steel mills. The committee directed the union's executive officcr.s to ! "continue their efforts to .so- ; cure a settlement" in the con- ' troversy to conform to the \ provisions of the Apalachtan : agreement. Grant Union Shop Under this agreement, alli commercial soft coal mines have' granted a union shop to the CIO > union. The defense mediation i board recently rejected the un-; Ion's demand for a union shop! in the steel companies coal; mines. The committee adopted a 1 resolution commending and | approving the action of Philip Murray, C. I. O. president, and Thomas Kennedy, secretary-treasurer of the mine workers, and other CIO officials in resigning from the mediation board as a result of the board's decision In the mine case. Rovcrnmcnt had decided to withdraw American marines from Shanghai, Tientsin and PcipinR. China. That will take all the American marines out of China, the chief executive told a press conference. About 750 of them have been stationed in the three cities.   The   President would not discuss capital spec- j campaign 100 per cent, ulatlon about the withdrawal of these troops being linked with efforts to obtain a better I n^^'^rstiui'lin:; between tin, courlry nuci Japan. He said ivj lad no definite plans yet to .see Japan's special envoy. Saburo Kurusu. who l.s (lyinn to the United States to dl.scuss the Far Eastern situation. A.sked whether he ihouRht war could be avoided in the Parific, Mr. I^oosevelt .said he certainly hoped so. bo delivered next Saturday.: Each week thereafter one stamp! will be added to the subscriber's i book for the payment of a dime. When a sul>scril>er's book contains $18.75 in stamps the carrier will deliver a $25 saving b:nd. News-Herald carriers are cooperating In the   bond  selling Bay Teachers To Go To Tallahassee Gainer. Mrs. N. K. McKinnDn. Mrs. Clarke Chavers, Mrs. Leslie Smith, Mrs. George McCall. Mrs. FoAce Holland, Mrs. Her-mus Miller. Mrs. John Anderson, Mrs. Mansfield. Mrs. Segler. Mrs. Crawford Mosley. Mrs. I�mc Byrd, Miss Ada French. Miss Bessie Norton, Mrs. A. R. Rogers. SOVIET PLANE STILL MISSING Steinhardt,  Litvinoff Others Missing And Mrs. H. B. Grimsiey Funeral Services Held Tomorrow Radio Talk To Be Made Here By Lieut. Mathis First   Lieutenant   Jaseph   I. Mathis, Intelligence Officer at; T>'ndall Field, will make an ad-; dress over WDLP Saturday at j 11 a. m. in the Interest of civil- ! TEHERAN. Iran. Nov. 14-(6 p. m.)-(.'I'*-The Soviet embassy .said this evening that it still had no news of the plane in wliich U. S. Ambassador Laurence A. Steinhardt, Russian ambassador Maxim Litvinoff and about a dozen others are reported missing enroute here from Kuibyshev, Russia. The British legation here reported that an American woman joiu-nalist, Alice Moats, and ai\ American magazine writer, Q u e n t i n Reynold^, were an^ong the passengers. The Russian embassy said it Mrs. H. iQorlmfiley. a restdSbt of Paiuuna blty for the ti years, died at her home egjSJ Thursday morning following, an Illness of several weeks. Mrs- Qrimsley leaves her bus-band, H. B. Orimsley. four sons, Arnold B. Grimsiey of Enterprise, Alabama; Joe M. Grimsiey   of   San   Angela,  Texas, (By The Associated Pres.s) Ru.ssia's armies before Moscow, pressing a tempestuous :ounter-offensive,   were   reported today to have driven the Germans out of 20 villages in the past 24 hours in the Kalinin sector, while ofn the northern front,   the   Soviet: radio said Red  Troops   had scored a break through   the Nazi seige ring outside Leningrad. Tass, the Soviet news agency* reported also that tank-led German shock troops had be_en thrown back from the outskirts of Tula. 100 miles south of Mos;^; cow, after a bloody two-weeks battle. "The Germans were here yes-^ terday. Today only their corps are here," Tass said. The news agency said the Germans hurled 15 consecutive tank attacks at the little village Rodezhesny. on the southe: outskirts of Tula, and gained temporary foothold before bein|| smashed back with,.^9<|g^ LONDON, Nov. i;j-iyi')-Repeal cf vital section.^ ot the U. S. neutrality act wa.s hailed by an authoritative Briti.sh source today with "much p.nvtificatlon" while the pres.s and public greeted the congressional action with jubilation whiih the Dally Express put into tlU.s banner headline, in lelter.s bi.i; enough for a major war vimovy! "They're Coming Over!" Opens Seaports This referred .specifically to reopening   of   Bntish   sea- be  the same American-owned; ships which have been coming! to   England   regularly   under Panamanian registry. An authoritative Briti-sh source issued a statement saying that the repeal would "refresh and relnvigorate the will of the British people to fight the war to victory." Germany Aroused BERLIN. Nov. H Au- thorized   German sources  de- I Moslem holiday today prevented , a thor.uigh check cf northern Iran by native telegraph authorities. Therefore. Russian and British sources said alarm over the lack oi news was not Justi-ncd. Two Telegrams Received The U. S. legation said that two telegranis had been received from Steinhardt. One, dated Nov. 7, said he would arrive in Teheran Nov. 9. while the second, sent Nov. 11, said he would arrive yesterday. Scharnhorst and Gnelsenau. Axis reaction to the revision of the Merchant's association i of the U. S. neutrality act--Uft-vctcd 100 per cent to observe ling a two-yyar ban agaUiat the holiday. ' American merchant ships   en- Postmaster   Charles   Powell j terlng combat -/Ames-was hlgln. said tha� postal workers will ob- lighted by an explosive wamUig serve November 20 and It will be! from Berlin, the official Thanksgiving Dayi   Authorized Nazi quarters  de- 1 I   Well, .somebody tlnully sank i the Ark Royal with something -.i,-�.4 . K , * .o i besides a Gennan commimlque. clared today t h a l^Congressj announced   this voted on the basis of a false presentation of facts by presi- ports to American merchant I dent .Roosevelt and Sccretao' ships. How soon and how fast i Hull In revising the United American vessels loiuied with lend-lease   materiai.s   would reach Britain Immediately became a subject of speculation. The Express suggested t h a t the first ships would arrive from Iceland, which formerly was the jast stop tor U. S vessels carrying Suppl^As for England, while other smim thought that iMno�lj|:'^^J||t arrivals might States neutrality act. They expressed satLsfactlon that the congressional majority did not reach one-half of the entire House. The next days will show what a dangerous path Congress has trodden, theji added. Germany simply must shoot U\ oasa American vessels carry muntttotta, they concluded. for T>'ndall Field personnel. CONSCRIPT MORE JAPS TOKYO, Nov. 14- -The war office announced today a drastic revUion of Japan's conscription rexulatioius, making scores of thousands hitherto exempted liable to eurly summons to nUlitar)- service. morning she had been torpedoed near Gibraltar. Six times previously she was torpedoed In Berlin. The British said this morning that It was not known whether the submarine which sattk tlie ship was not identified as either Italian or German, More than even money it was not Italian. Old Much Mouth would have declared a holiday and bellowed from a iMilcony fpr hours. 34 More Shopping Day8     Xma� clared the next few days would show what a dangerous path' the United States hud taken and asserted Congre.ss had been duped by a false prf.sentatlon of facts by President Roosevelt and Secretary ot Statu Uordell Hull, Soviet Counter Hhiws On the   Itus.so-Cierman   war front, Soviet dusputchcs report-ed a .scriu.s of suumhing coUU" [ter-blosv;^ ut Kalinin, p!i   mllvs northwest of Mo.st;ow, ui MaltV*: urusluvet.s, U5 miles southwest of the capital, and in the far nortli around the Arctic port of Mw*:, mansk. ' The Soviet radio said the Initiative In the 4a~day-old battlfli of Moscow had now definltetjfj passed into Red army bunds.   % In the Crlntera ^ampatfflit $ buUetUi from Adolf Hitler'* mm headquarters asserted thit 0,
                            

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