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   Waterloo Daily Courier (Newspaper) - June 17, 1942, Waterloo, Iowa                             Remember Pearl Harbor! Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps FIRST ESTABLISHED 1854 WITH The Weather Little change; occasional showers. Complete torecast for Iowa M surrounding itatea on a. WATERLOO, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 1942 SIXTEEN PAGES LOSS PRICE THREE CENTS Petain Says Discontent Growing On Second Peace Anniversary Chief of State Admits Anger Rumbling. PEOPLE DEFIANT, LOOK TO AMERICA FOR HELP (AP) is Chief of State Pc- tiiin admitted Wednesday in a brief broadcast to the French people on the second anniver- sary of his suing for peace with Germany. The 8G-year-old said, how- ever, that he hoped to realize his country's salvation "even after my death." he began, "on June 17, 1540, at the tragic hour of the armistice request, I sum- moned you to silence your an- guish so as to hearten only your faith in the destiny of your coun- try. "A year later, on June 17. 1941, I declared to you that the trail would be long and hard! "Today I cannot speak to you in different terms." He went on to say, "I do not at all hide from myself the feeble- ness of the echoes my appeals have met with The workman suf- fers and his enforced passivity cannot be taken for resignation; the peasant grows impatient." Petain admitted also "the all- too-real deficiencies of the but said individuals likewise were to blame "if sometimes discon- tent is growing-, if anger is rum- bling." He insisted nevertheless that "fhe weariness, the neglect, the re- proaches have not disheartened mn Refraining from mention of the international situation or French politics, the marshal castigated profiteers and "the-vile powers of money." Begins Third Slave Year. Roy P. Porter, u'lio here writes of France, served in 1037-1940 in the Par- Is bureau of the Associated Press and in 1D41 in Vichy. By ROT P. PORTER. New began her third year of servitude under German military masters Wednes- dsy. Late at night just two years ago, his trembling voice barely rising above the crackling of a Bordeaux thunderstorm, Marshal Petain told country: "I made contact with the adver- sary last night, asking him as sol- dier to soldier to seek with me the means to stop the fight." Thus did the commandcr-in- cliicf of all French armed the same who 20 years earlier at Verdcn had said "Tlicy shall not 42 weeks of wearying warfare into German military domination. was defeated. To- is defiant. was hungry. Today Germany has taken car- loads of her foodstuffs, she is hungrier, to the point where her babies arc dying, her children sick and her parents aging prematurely. looked toward the United States for help. is still looking to- ward America, but this time with nor hope high that American sol- diers, sailors and marines will soon invade her war-devastated north to create the projected "second" front "European" front against nazi- dom. Saw Proud Army Beat PH." During those dark days which led up to June 17, 1940, already aged Marshal Petain saw a onqc-proiid army whipped unmercifully by the superior might of a modern, motor- izfd German machine. He saw roods loading southward to insecure safety bombed and machine-gunned by German nnd Italian planes. He saw nearly 200.000 nf his ci- vilian countrymen bleeding and dying beside those clogged roads. lie saw nearly of France's soldiers senl tr> German prison camps, most of whom are stltl there, During.two years of almost cease- less labor, he has seen France ris- School Taxing Separate for Past Debts; On Whole New District for Future In connection with the election next Monday on consolida- tion of Waterloo's two school districts, the question is often asked: How would merger affect the finances of the two present districts? Would they continue as two separate taxing districts, or would they become one .taxing district? ._____ The answer is: For money that has already been cleaning up of present would continue as two separate districts, with the cast district paying off its old debts and the west dis- trict paying off its old debts. For future expenditures the two districts would be merged into one new district, which would be responsible in its entirety for all new obligations. West side properly would con- tinue to be taxed for present west district debts until all west dis- trict debt is paid off. East side property would continue to be taxed for present east dis- trict debts until-all east district debt is paid off. But from the date of merger the operations budget would be a budget for the whole district, and any bonds issued for schoolhouses would be obligations of the entire new district. If in the future a new school building were built, on the west side, the whole area of the new, city wide school district would be taxed to pay for it. If a new school building were built on the east side, the whole area of the new, citywide school district would be taxed to pay for it. To clean up past obligations, there would be separate taxation in the two old districts till the debts were liquidated. To meet current expenses and new obligations, the whole new district would be taxed. Bund Boss Ends Life Under Train Waterloo, bu- reau of invcsligiitfon agents Wednesday examined personal rec- ords of Georye Froboeso, 42. Mil- waukee, German-American bund leader who committeed suicide un- der the wheels of a passenger train. Claude K. Lcc, FBI agent, safd Frobocse apparently was en route to New York where he was sched- uled to answer a federal court sub- poena found in his pocket. He was a nassenger on a train which arrived in Waterloo at p. m. Monday night. His beheaded body was discovered two hours lat- er. Lee said Froboese apparently had stepped from his train and pvit bis head on the tracks as the train left the depot. Guerillas Take L500 Prisoners Draja Mihai- lovitch's Jugoslav guerillas have captured axis troops, includ- ing one complete enemy battery, in new fighting in Bosnia, Herze- govina, and Montenegra. reports reaching the Jugoslav refugee gov- ernment here said Wednesday. (Continued on page 2. column 3) News Feature Index rage "Believe Jt or Not" 7 Brady's Health Talk 4 Cedar Falls News 5 City in Brief 13 Classified Ads Comics 15 Courier Files 4 Editorial 4 Markets 14 nicrry-Go-Round in News 4 Northeast Iowa, Events 8 Parsons' Movie Talk 11 Private Lives.................. 4 Radio Programs 11 Serial Story................... 7 Society 6 Sports ........................9-10 Theatre: Entertainment H Uncle Ray's Corner 7 Undo WigRiljr 7 War Activities. Directory 4 Winchcll on Broadway 13 Shangjao Taken by Jap Column With Heavy Loss (fP) Shangjao, im- portant station on the Chekiang- Kiangsi railway, has been aban- doned to the Japanese but only af- ter an all day battle in which casualties were inflicted on the invaders, the Chinese high command night. announced Wednesday Shangjao, 50 miles within Kiangsi province, fell Monday to the Japan- ese column which has driven west- ward along the railway from Chekiag province seeking a junc- tion with a second force driving eastward from Nanchang, western terminus of the line. With the fall of Shangjao, the Chinese admitted that the gap be- tween the two Japanese columns has been cut to 50 miles. Sanguinary fighting in the streets preceded the abandonment of the city, the communique asserted. Britain Votes 4 Billions More in "Costliest" War house of com- mons promptly voted a new credit for war purposes Wednesday at the request of Sir Kingsley Wood, chancellor of the exchequer, who said it brought Britain's total au- thorizations during "the costliest war in history" to pounds Britain's rate of government ex- penditure recently has risen to pounds, a week. Sir Kingsley said. "This is by far the costliest war in history but this does not dismay declared the chancel- lor of the exchequer. "There will be no faltering in the financial or any other sphere." President Signs New Pay Bill for Fighting Forces Washington, D. A meas- ure boosting tne minimum base pay of the nation's fighting forces to a month was signed into law Wednesday by President Roosevrlt. For most of the men, it means at least more each month lor ne- cessities and entertainment on time- off, or to send back home to de- pendents. The bill carried a clause making ihe increase retroactive to June 1. The measure covers ranks up to and including that of second lieu- tenant in the.army and the compar- able grade of ensign in the navy, whose base pay would be increased from to a year. "Coke Kids' Rob 2 Storekeepers at Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids, la. (U.R) The "Coke Kids" added rob- bery victims to their list Tuesday night. They walked into the Zasestra Drug Store on the west side, or- dered Coca CoJas, and then robbed the proprietor, Charles Zasestra, of Half an hour later they entered the Frank Pusastcri Grocery Store one block from the Lincoln high- way on the east side, pointed a gun at Pusasteri and a customer and stole The youths are accused of con- ducting several robberies in tho state during the last month. Their procedure is always the same. They order soft drinks, consume them, and then holdup the place. Pcrtecto Garcia. Corlnn. Dutch Masters luc. Harvester. Emerson, San Felice So Cigars. I'advcrtl'-cmcni' SAVE A LIFE IN 1942! Since Same Jnn. t Date 1042 1941 Number of accidents ..2ia 22.0 Number injured ........-.57 71 Number killed 1 5 T TIRES II WPB Gets 50-Foot Tire Pile 8 Feet High, 190 Autos, 50 Tons Scrap. A to Z auto claim mpr 200 OWNER BOASTED HE WAS NOT AFRAID OF U. S. MEN Clinton, Ta. (UP) Wai- production board officials took possession Wednesday of the A. 0. Schaffcr wrecking yard, tons of iron, steel and rubber scrap. Requisition papers were served by U. S. Marshal James Gillespie at Schaffer's home. Possession of the yard, which em- braces an area of three city blocks along Lincoln highway, was taken by Eugene Dunne. Chicago field representative of the WPB's auto graveyard division. Dunne said that Schaffer's yard contained a stack of auto tires, 50 feet long and 8 feet high, 190 auto- mobiles complete and partially complete, and 50 tons of loose iron- scrap. Second Midwest Seizure. At his home Schaffer said he had no objection to putting his scrap in war production. He was charged specifically with violation of a WPB order requir- ing junk dealers to report their inventories every 60 days. Wednesday's action was the second federal requisition in the mid-west since start of the WPB campaign to maintain a steady flow of scrap to war industry. Last March the WPB requisi- tioned 100 tons of iron and steel scrap from a Valparaiso, Ind., junk- yard. Dunne said that Schaffcr had "dared" the government to take over his metal scrap. Efforts to induce him to dis- mantle his autos and increase his scrap shipment began early in April, Dunne said. Not Afraid of Any Federal Man. In a transcript of his conversa- tions with salvage officials who made repeated visits to his yard, Shaffer was quoted as saying: They better have more than one marshal to serve the requisition (Continued on page 2. column 2) Bombing Italians Easy as Shooting Fish in Barrel An Allied Airdrome in the Lib- yan United States army's big Liberator (Consolidat- ed) bombers were credited Wednes- day with scoring 35 direct bomb hits on two Italian battleships in operations with the RAF in the central Mediterranean. Their commander Baid "it was like shooting fish in a barrel." The United Slates fliers delivered their first blow in the Mediterra- nean war Monday, Maj. Alfred F. Kalberer, who led the flight, said. They concentrated first on the two Italian capital ships and turned their bombsights onto accompany- ing cruisers and destroyers only aft- er hitting one battleship 20 times and the other 15. In addition they set one cruiser afire and damaged a destroyer. The United States fliers are commanded by Col. H. A. Halver- son, of Boone, Iowa. Wickaid Talks on Radio at Washington. D. (UP.) Sec- retary of Agriculture Claude Wick- ard will speak on farm price stabil- ization over the Mutual network Wednesday night from to p. m. CWT, in the first of two talks dealing with the anti-inflation program. The second will be given at p. m. Friday by Chairman W. H. Davis of the war labor board over the same network. His subject will be wage stabili- "zation. Gov't Searching for Bills Washington, D. C. Iff-) The treasury Wednesday ordered a nationwide search for and seizure of an estimated of Amer- ican money which the axis is be- lieved to be trying to smuggle into this country for use by agents and spies. The money consists mostly of and bills, with a few fifties and hundreds, it was said. Serial numbers have been sent to all banks and other financial institutions. GOVERNOR PROCLAIMS JUNE 21 FATHER'S DAY DCS George A. Wilson Wednesday proclaimed June 21 as Father's Day in Iowa. Wilson said that in the present crisis America's fathers had their greatest responsibility. Many fathers arc away from the far flung battle fronts, he said. Tobruk and Sevastopol Under Furious Nazi Attacks; Peril Grows. GERMAN SHOCK TROOPS STORM RUSSIAN FORTS the Associated Press) Britain and Russia fought desperately to hold the two key citadels of Tobruk and Sevas- topol under increasingly vio- lent assault by the axis armies Wednesday while the RAF re- ported heavy new blows over- night to Adolf Hitler's Ruhr and Rhineland industrial cen- ters. On the north African front, Lieut- Gen. Neil Ritchie's troop-, reinforced by sea-borne supplies delivered with the help of U. S. army fliers, broke up axis attacks on both flanks ol Tobruk. But it was apparent that the danger to the historic British stronghold on the shores of the Mediterranean w a s growing: hourly. With the axis attacking on a half-moon front, British headquart- ers reported that imperial forces had driven off an axis armored lunge at Sidi Rezegh and repulsed day-long thrusts at Acroma. Sidi Rezegh, 50 miles west of the Egyptian-Libyan frontier, is 25 miles southeast of Tobruk. Acroma lies 20 miles southwest of Tobruk. Mussolini Uses Knife. A third axis force was massed at El Adem, 18 miles due south of To- bruk, but "failed to the British said. By contrast. Premier Mussolini's high command asserted that axis forces had knifed into some British positions, in the Acroma and E! Adem sectors and captured more than prisoners. The German high command said "attempts of British troops cut off west of Acroma to break thru have been frustrated." On the.Russian front, Adolf Hit-, ler's field headquarters asserted that' axis troops had cut deep new wedges into soviet fortified lines around Sevastopol, in the Crimea, but acknowledged that the assault forces were meeting "bitter resist- ance and difficulties of terrain." The Germans said nazi shock troops stormed Fort Siberia Wednesday morning and dislodged Sevastopol's Red army defenders (Continued on page 2. column 3) Roosevelt Cracks Down on Redlighh Washington, D. President Roosevelt called on the, nation Wednesday to en- gage in a concerted drive for "total physical and moral fit- with particular empha- sis on elimination of "r'ed- light" districts in war industry areas. In a letter to Paul V. McNutt, director of the office of defense health and welfare, the president declared that such districts con- tributed a major part of the venereal disease infection found in army camps and naval stations. Asserting the interdepartmental committee on venereal disease "has made splendid progress in eliminat- ing" these, the president said the campaign must be extended to in- dustrial areas, with the full co- operation of federal, state and lo- cal governments, business and in- dustry, the medical profession, schools, and churches. In urging united emphasis on the moral and physical fitness drive, the president observed that "this is one effort in which every man, woman and child can play his part and share in ultimate victory." "This job depends ultimately upon the people themselves and their moral he said. McNutt sent copies of the letter to some key executives in war production plants, citing the "millions of lost work days" in in- dustry and describing venereal disease as one of the most menac- ing hazards to the health of work- era. "Intelligent attack upon this hidden enemy could reduce it to the same relative unimportance as smallpox or Mc- Nutt asserted. "In line with the president's let- ter, I am asking your help in se- curing the repression of prostitution and in supporting local law enforce- ment to eliminate red-light dis- tricts and' other conditions ad- versely affecting your manpower." Workers Name New Lexington Quincy. new air- craft carrier of the one sunk in the Coral appeared as if by magic Wednes- day on the ways of the same yard where the lost ship was built 20 years ago. Granting a request of 23.000 workers at Bethlehem Steel Co.'s Fore River yard. Secretary of Navy Frank Knox announced that the carrier now building would be named Lexington instead of Cabot, as originally scheduled. "Your telegram is nothing less than an Knox tele- graphed in reply to the workers' request. ID CITY HULL Business Block, Lafayette- and Fifth, Swept by Mystery Ffames. Flames Leave Six Waterloo Shops in Ruins fCowicr Photo] vn Shown hcrcT above, fs what is left of six shops or stores Bruited by fire which swept thru a one-story building at East Fifth and La- adj? h.C City Wednesday, causing damage estimated at SG5.000 to At the extreme left, next to the city other shops on the rear at right, laycuc streets, adjoining the city hall, early Wednesday, causing damage estimated at SG5.000 to At the extreme left hall, which was not badly damaged, is shown the roof of Hie Black Hawk Electrical company. From left to right' Lafayette arc ftliller Printing comnaiiy, Fovall and Alderman harbor shop, Roth jewelers and the Buffalo Hal works In tin near the chimney, is the Stewart Tire Vulcanizing; Co., on Flflh, Large brick building to the rrar Is Central (Ire station. DAMAGE IS HEAVIEST HERE IN THREE YEARS Swept by the city's most disastrous fire since November, 1938, six shops or stores in Wa- terloo's east business district- adjoining the city hall and Central fire in ruins Wednesday, with loss estimated between and Flames, of undetermined ori- gin and not discovered until they had made considerable headway at a. m. Wednes- day, completely gutted the six establishments, located in a one- story brick building on the north corner of East Fifth and Lafayette streets. Fire Chief Ray Tiller said the blaze, which raged for two hours, caused damage amounting- to ?65 building-s and contents. The six shop owners and building owners, however, made estimate of damage totaling Wednesday most of that total covered by insur- ance. The Six Victims. Damaged establishments includ- ed: Stewart Tire and Vulcanizing company shop, 307 East Fifth street Buffalo Hat works and shoe re- pair shop, 631 Lafayette street Roth Jeweiry store, 629 Lafayette.' Foval Alderman barbershop, 627 Lafayette. Miller Priming company office and shop, 625 Lafayette. Black Hawk Electric company, store, 623. Lafayette. Chief Tiller said he believed the fire started somewhere in the rear of the Stewart-Tire shop, but cause remained unknown Wednesday. The one-story business building immediately adjoining the city hall, 20x85, was owned by Chester Stone, proprietor of (he Black Hawk Electric store. Martin Main Owner. Remainder of the business spaces Lafayette street and around the corner to an alley line on Fifth owned fay Hope C. Martin, 2500 West Fourth street. Included fn the loss were 350 tires at the Stewart Tire company, including; a number left for re- treading and repair. W. G. Stewart, who with his fa- ther. W. H. Stewart, owns the busi- ness, said only a few of these were new tires, however, and that most of his stock 170 new tires In the, basement were undamaged. Rhey N. Cowin of the east ration- ing board said he believed that tires belonging to private individuals or firms and being repaired at Stew- art's could be replaced "in kind" under government rationing rules. Owners' Loss Figures. Owners' estimates of damage done by the blaze Wednesday included: at Stewart's tire shop; on the portion of the gutted building owned by Martin; on the Miller printery's stock and equipment; on the barber- shop, operated by Robert Foval and Arthur Alderman; at the Roth jewelry store, owned by Milton E. and A. J. Roth; at the hat and shoe cleaning and re-: pair shop; and at the Black Hawk Electric store. There was some damage also to the near wall of the city hall, and some smoke damage inside the. municipal building, but no estimates on such damage were immediately available. v Andrew Lombros, proprietor of the Buffalo Hat works, said he carried no insurance on his erniip- ment, stock or customers' articles in the shop. All other owners said there was insurance coverage. Firemen Handicapped. Chief Tiller said the spread of tho blaze was aided by the fact thai n: single nttic spread over ;ili tho six business establishments, handi- capping the firemen in their The alarm was turned In at. the No. 1 fire station, nearby, by Robert Growney, 410 Kut Fourth street, a em- ploye of the Rath Packing Co., on a bicycle en route to work. Growncy the smoke :hen rolling from the front of thft Stcwnrt Tire Co., but bft saw ntt flnmes. Firemen said the hwd gained considerable by that time and spread thru UM   

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