Montana Standard, August 9, 1942

Montana Standard

August 09, 1942

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Montana Standard (Newspaper) - August 9, 1942, Butte, Montana INCOME r IS OUR QUOTA IK WAR BONDS VOL. 306 ESTABLISHED 1876 BUTTE. MONTANA. SUNDAY MORNING. AUGUST 9, 1942 HOME EDITION PAI OAT WAR BOND DAY STOP SPENDING SAVE DOLLARS PRICE FIVE CENTS Crack Red Def Six of Hitler's Agents of Destruction Are Executed in Electric Chair Two Others Llanes? Only a Starter: Kaiser Sentenced to Prison Terms Military Court Findings Upheld by the President WASHINGTON, Aug. by electrocution today snapped short the shad- owy careers of six Nazi sabo- teurs, men who sneaked ashore from enemy subma- rines bent upon crippling the American war effort by fire, explosion and terrorism. Two others, also adjudged equally guilty by a military commission of seven generals, escaped the death penalty fixed by the law of war for their intended crimes, by .tattling on the rest. Because they govern- ment prepare its case, they were Pictures on Page 6 given prison sentences, one for life, the other for 30 years, both at hard labor. At noon, the first of the agents of destruction to pay with his life was led from a cell in thj District of Columbia jail to its execution chamber. In grim succession the five others followed. The six were: Heinrich Harm Heinck, Richard Qulrin, Edward John Kerllng, Her- bert Hans Haupt, Werner Thiel and Herman Otto Neubauer. Ernest P. Burger was sentenced to prison for life, and George John Dasch .was given a term of 30 years. Just before the White House, several miles away, announced that President Roosevelt had approved the findings and recommendations of the military commission and that the six had been executed. The rec- ord of the case, containing much information of an important mili- tary nature, it was said, would be sealed -until after the war. So, nearly two months after flie arrival of the eight, men on Ameri- can shores, their cases were ended. They were closed, however, only (Continued on Page 6, Col, 5) Women 'Soldiers' Parade in Review PORT DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. the first time in the military. history of the United States, women soldiers staged a full dress parade today. With heads held high. 180 mem- hers of the Women's Army Aux- iliary corps fell Into step at this historic post for the first forma! review before WAAC Director Oveta Cuip Hobby. INJURED TIME MISSOULA, Aug. log rolling off a skidway struck Gene Holloway In the back, causing in- juries which proved fatal. Hollo- way, a resident of Tansed, Idaho, was hurt three days ago in an identical accident, but yesterday returned to work. He was working at a logging camp at Seeley Lake. All this talk of "giant" 70-ton flying boats is strictly staall stuff according to Shipbuilding Magnate Henry J. Kaiser, above In front of him is a 12-motored, 200-ton model seaplane already de- signed by Kaiser engineers. And what's more, he's thinking in terms of even larger ships with as many as 20 motors and huge decks inside their wings, capable of carrying great amounts of war supplies to win the war for the United Nations. U.S. Air Force and R.A.F. Smash at Enemy Installations Transport Is Sunk, Others Are Damaged in Attack on Convoy; Tobruk Is Target of United Nations Bombs CAIRO, Aug. United States air forces of the Middle East sank a enemy transport and dam- aged other ships in attacks on two convoys in the Mediter- ranean in the last week, it was announced today, and in close co-operation with, the R. A. F. smashed harbor and repair-shop facilities behind the Alameir) front. In one convoy attacked in daylight, two direct hits and numerous near misses were reported among three large Axis transports under escort of eight destroyers. Units of the same attack lorce of B 24 Consolidated bombers pounded the Axis installations and encampments at Tobruk in the eve- ning of the same day, said the fourth weekly summary of opera- tions Issued from the headquarters I of Major Gen. Lewis H. Brerelon, j In connection with a raid on To- bruk, presumably the same p.s liiat mentioned by Brercton's com- m .nique, the R. A. F. Middle East news service reported that addi- tional details of opcratons carried out Thursday evening ghowc.1 R, A. F. heavy bombers scored a direct hit Kiwanis International Official to Attend State Meeting in Butte Delegates Convene Sunday Evening, Aug. 23 Dr. Alloys E. Brandon, Wiltmar, Minn., a member of the board of trustees of- Kiwanis International, will be official representative of the governing body at the Montana Ki- wanis district convention to be held here Aug. 23-24. Announcement to that effect was received here Saturday from inter- ternatlonal headquarters at Chi- cago, 111. The convention will be held in the Finlen hotel. Delegates will convene Sunday evening, Aug. 23. and will adjourn the evening of Aug. 24. The con- vention this year will be modified Jrom the usual three-day meeting Britain's own previous offers (Continued on Page 6. Col. 2) of Nazis Converge on Prized Red Oil Fields Defenders Fall Back lo New Positions After Desiroying 14 Enemy Tanks and Slaying 500 Attacking Troopers MOSCOW, Sunday, Aug. German columns were reported converging on tlie Maikop oil fields today, after cracking Russian defenses In the Krasnodar-Armavir area, CO miles above that prize at the foot of the Caucasian mountains. Red Stnr announced the German break-through toward MRikop whose wells supply 7 per cent of Russia's oil, and the midnight communique gave this version of a reverse at Armavir: "In one sector after bloody fighting during which 14 enemy tanks were destroyed and 500 Germans killed our troops withdrew to new positions." Tho Red nrmy defending the southwestern approaches to Sttilln- ernrt "fought with varying success" acnlnst a Clcrmim tank and infan- try wedge In Russian positions northeast of Kolelnikovskl. Tho phrase "northeast of Kotclnikov- skl" indicated the Germans were guttling ground in that nrcn, too. A communlqvio yesterday had lo- cated tho fighting as "north" of Kotclnlkovskl, which Itself is about 05 miles southwest of industrial Stallngmri. Thousands of German reinforce- were hurled to battle both above nnrt below tho Don river in the effort to reach Stalingrad, and another ominous development, re- ported in the latest communique wa.i llml the Nazis had concen- trated a hug" tank force south of Kletsknyn, which is 78 miles north- west ot Stalingrad In the Don elbow. Tho Germans were raid to have lott thousands of dead Nazis In ihc wake of their advance, but their re- servo How Ihus far has- tilled the Tho German drive on Mnlkop ap- parently stemmed moat from the northeast Kuban river bend be- cause (he ItUBsInnn said their troops nlfio were fighting the Nazis in tho Kropotkln sector, 60 miles north- west of Armavir. These ICropotkln fighters may bo the remnants of [he Russian divi- sions which had been fighting tit Kushchovkn farther tho north on (ho .Rostov-Baku railway tic- cause today's communique did not mention tho Kushchovkn ncclor. (The Clcrmnns claimed their troops had crossed tho Kuban river to capture Armavir, then seized Kurffnnnaya, 30 miles to the west on the Larm river, in the drive to- ward Maikop. 'Hint would place the Nazis only 30 miles from tho oil city.) (The Soviet plight In.thc Maikop area admittedly was no critical that (Continued on Page 17, Col. 7) Savage Blows Aimed at Jap Advance Surface Warcraft, Anti-Aircraft Used in Offensive WASHINGTON, Aug. (fP) Striking suddenly and savagely at north and south wings of Japan's advance into the Pacific ocean, the United States Navy Is hammering at enemy nests In the Solomon Islands off Australia and has assaulted Nipponese Invaders bW'Klska Island In -the tians, it was officially an- nounced Saturday. Surface warships and aircraft took part in both operations It waa revealed, but Hie onslaught In the Solomons appeared to bo tho moro important of tho two strokes. While (ho blow nimcd at tho Japs in Klska seemed to be in the nature, of a short, sharp raid, a Navy com- iminiquo said the attack In the Solomons wns "In force" and waa still continuing. There was a belief that the Navy wae attempting to get the Jump on Iho Japanese who have been gath- ering forces in tho Solomons and Now Guinea recently, possibly in preparation for a drive on Australia or an all-out attempt to cut the supply lines running from the United States to the "down-under" continent, Tho Navy announcement coincid- ed with word from General Mac- 'Contlnucd on Pago 17, Col. 8) Joe Larson of Deer Lodge Named President of State Pioneers W. C. Orton, Butte, Is Member of Trustee Board HKUCNA. AUK. Lar- son of Deer native Mnn- anan who was born In Doer Lodge March 31. Saturday was elected president of the Montana Pioneers. He succeeds Mary Evans of Ana- conda. Mrs. Augusta Trosk of Deer Lodge was named vice president. She Is a ormer president of the organi- zation. James C. Norrls- of Helena waa re-elected secretary, and Jennie Montana Mining Association Meet Cancelled Because of War Session in Helena Early in 1943 Planned Instead Owlnu to present war conditions, the Mining AttoeJatlon of Montana has cancelled Its proposed annual summer convention which was to have been held at Livingston on September 4 and 5, according to advlcex received from Anthony J. Blrojan, Jr., Helena, president of the association. Mr. Strojan, who is manager of the Winston Brothers company In- teresM in Montana, staled that while he regretted this action It wa.s taken only after conferences wilh officers and members of thu mining association and the commit- tee of the Livingston Chamber of Commerce that was making ar- rangements lor the gathering. Due to transportation difficulties and the urge to produce atrategic war materials, especially during the summer months, preferred (Continued on Page 6, Col, 7) ANTHONY BTROJAN, JB. Knnls Chownlng of Ennls was re- elected treasurer. Pioneers decided not to set a definite date for their next conven- llon because of present world con- ditions. They paid Great Falls was the tentative choice for their next meeting when it is scheduled. The Sons and Daughters of Mon- (nna Pioneers elected Phil Oreenan of Great Falls president to succeed Lester H. Loble of Helena. John L. Evans of Judith Gap was re-elected vice president. Mrs. Ce- celia Dick of Mlssoula, secretary, and Vic N. Kessler of Helena, treasurer, also were named to suc- ceed themselves. The senior organization named Mrs. Mary Valiton of Deer Lodge, John Miller of Helmvllle and W. C. Orton of Bulte to the Montana Pioneers' executive commltce. The Sons and Daughters elected W. C. Harden of Helena to the board of trustees for a three-year term; Mrs. F. J. Blssonette of Deer Lodge for a two-year term, and May Bruneau of Cascade for a one- year term. French to Keep 'Hands Off if Invasion Starts VICHY, Aug. of Government Pierre Laval In- formed the French council of ministers that a hantls-off 'atti- tude will be maintained by Ihe Vichy government if Allle'I troops land on French soil In a second- front Invasion of Europe, it was revealed Saturday night. Laval WR5 reported Co have told that to Ihc council yesterday. Production Halted WASHINGTON, Aug. The War Production board Satur- day'prohibited, effective November 1, production of upholstered furni- ture containing any iron itwl other than Jolnlnj harowart, i. ;