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   High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - April 23, 1942, High Point, North Carolina                                HE WEATHER WatliBr GrcensuoroHlgh oint Point and SLIGHTLY WARMER THE HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE HIGH POINT Southern Furniture and Rug Market Hosiery capacity dozen palis dally 1J3 ASSOCIATED SERVICE HIGH THURSDAY APRIL 1942 WIDE WORLD FEATURE SERVICE PRICE FIVE CENTS Gas Limit Not As Small As Reported April AP Petroleum Coordinator Ifkes declared today there was no justification for anticipat ing that Eastern motorists be diluted to as little as to 5 of gasoline a Such figures had been men tioned as likely under the card rationing system announced yes terday by Price Administrator 1eon to be effective May 15 but Ickes told his press if we are able to carry out our plans there will be ho such He added We refuse to believe will be put on such short Our objective is to supply as much gasoline as Ickes said he knew of no such figure having been discussed and noted that Hendersons an nouncement the card ration ing plan did not contain the to5gallon V Synod Hears Alexander 1 Reformed Presbyterian Group Having Annual Session In Statesville April An address by Janet Alexand recently returned from featured the meeting of the 138th annual session of the general sy nod of the Associate Reformed Presbyferian Church here Bett of delivered the retiring moderators eermon night after which the synodical communion was conduct ed by Oliver Johnson of Winns and Reid of The organization of the synod today followed a devotional serv ice conducted by Alvin Orr of Erskine College at Due MADAGASCAR MAY BE GIVEN TO JAPAN BY FRENCH GOVERNMENT THE WAR TODAY By DeWITT Wide World War Analyst The significance of the as tonishing British commando raid on the coast of France in the neighborhood of the im portant channel port of Bo logne is the fact that the Brit ons encountered so little Nazi resistance that they were able to scout about for two hours and then withdraw without losing a Now I would be rash to rush into sweeping conclusions on the strength of this but it does tend to confirm recent re ports because of the urgent demand for troops on the the Germans havent been holding this vitally strategic chan nel coast in full The Bologne area is of the Utmost mil itary and one would expect it to be about the last place the Nazis would leave with light view of their obvi ous fears that the Allies are pre paring for EASY OF ACCESS The that the commandos found this sector fairly easy of ac cess gives to wonder what the sit uation may be at less important I points along the French and Bel REDS CONTINUE TO PUSH NAZIS is not quiet on the Russian Western where Germans vaunted march to the East is in This radiophoto from Mos cow shows Russian soldiers closing in on a Germanoccupied The election of a moderator also i That is a point which was scheduled The i the Allies are bound to be investi David Lauderdale of was unable to attend the meeting because of The pastorate of Prcss ly of the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church here since July was scheduled to be recognized at an afternoon ses Sessions of the attended by approximately 250 ministers and laymen from churches in eight southern through will continue More Than 1 Men Are Fighting Big Forest Fires gating in their search for an open ing to get at the master One of the great values of such a of is to stimulate the Nazi fear of an A constant prodding of the coast by the Commandos certainlywould compel the Nazis to man the de fenses from Norway right down the French coast to for fear that one of these blackfaced expeditions might be the spearhead for a major land This would have the effect of making Hitler defend two fronts at which every commander dreads and which the Nazi chief especially fears in view of the terrific pressure from the Red In other thc Commandos are helping to create a psuedqinvasion which will force the Fuehrer to maintain on thc western continental coast strong i forces which he desperately needs in One would expect to see emerge of western Eu and American fighting That it will come sooner or later there can be small j we are safe in saying the earliest a real invasion rope by British April more than men battling fires which already had swept through more than acres of state and federal forest officials in the southeast hoped to bring the blazes under j that it will be at control feasible Southwestern Virginia has lost j acres of forest North j Carolina approximately the same amount m a fire which has been going since and nearly acres in another which was extinguished just before the new one broke In southeastern some 500 men were battling 13 fires last with nine other reported and no man power to send against the Kentucky State Forester McConnell Said he did not regard the situa tion in his state as FORESTS CLOSED In a step to protect needed for national defense pur Regional Forester Joseph Kircher of Atlanta or dered the closing of three more national forests in three southeast ern The added to one already closing Pisgah Nation al Forest in North ex cluded the public from all na tional forest land in the southern Appalachian Kircher said the order resulted from extreme forest fire hazards in mountainous It extend ed to National For est in north Cherokee Na tional Forest in and Nantahala National Forest in North The regional forest service office Atlanta said no fires of conse quence had been reported in Chat tahoochc and but slightly more than acres of land recently had been burned in along with acres of adjoining timborland privately The forest ranger at Nan tahala yesterday announced three persons had been arrested and charged with ixsponsibility for the blazes in his There were 23 Germans Fear Invasion Soon Nazis Said to Be Making Hasty Preparations Along Entire Western Front April lowing close upon yesterday morn ings commando raid at dispatches from where Berlin news Ls assiduously sifted for war reported today that the German expectancy of and preparations for allied in vasion in Western Europe had in creased Allied Resistance Still Continuing On Timor Island United Nations Again Raid Jap Base at Rabaul Fight ing on Panay Continues By The Associated Press ALLIED HEADQUAR April British sources here counseled j Australian and Dutch forces correspondents at the same time still are fighting in the interior to remember von Field Marshal Genera Karl Ro dolf Gerg von whose name generally is associated with the German acmys offensive op vas reported a week ago to have moved into Older reports were that von Rundstedt had gone there to strengthen defenses of that Ger mandominated country against invasion but current advices were that he went there with parachute t of the halfPortu guese Island of some 400 miles of the northwest tip of an Allied head quarters communique declar ed The bulletin also announced that Allied aircraft had made an other attack yesterday on the In contrast In RHnin separate fires three over a period of Defense Measure early The eary cam being held Ihis is one of the most civil ian defense measures now under way in Ihis according to presi dent of the Tuberculosis In Kuroie tubcr ewiosis N fipidly be Intense effort must he in this country to prevent Mich an increase Big Increase In Salaries Reported To Congressman April Congressional Record today bore the names of 350 employes of the Loving contrac tor at Fort whose salaries were increased more than 30 per cent within the last The names were placed there yesterday by Ludlow tDInd to emphasize his argument for elimination of costplusfixedfee government They filled more than three pages of small Numerous instances of 50 per i cent salary increases were shown in the Fort Bragg Recorded an increase of from 5150 to S325 a month for Herbert Tay a project OTHER EXAMPLES Examples of other increases in cluded Ralph general foreman from S100 to 5216 a month Wil Continued on Page 3 cli versionary scale and expect to repel Stockholm dis patches said the Germans were taking hasty precautions along their entire western northernmost Norway to April report from an advance Allied headquarters told today of a successful fight by one of George Bretts bomber crews against 1 to 1 odds to pro tect a companion bomber crippled by Japanese Zero The bombers were two of a for mation of six attacked by 20 pur suit Damaged by aburst of the one dropped to within 100 feet of the Seven Japanese fighters darted down to finish They were thwarted by the dive of a piloted by a Lieutenant Stanwood in reference to the situation in j of Rhode He maneuvered HPV head9ularlcrs rej his ship protectingly above the the Japanese had made incripple and the gunners fought off UI t n vttii ftdftl fin j n Al T Japanese base at New Bri bombing and schore Despite the German offensive The assault followed a surprise suggestion in this latest report on attack on the same objective the the game of going previous during which to invade whom and direct hits were scored on build appeared that the Germans were j the communique aid more apprehensive than the Brit ATTACK CORKEGIDOR Man Takes Patf In Fight Against Big Odds Japs Forcing Chinese Back On East Flank Defenders of Burma Re ported to Be Holding Their Own in Yenangyaung Sector By The Associated rrcss Attacking constantly with su perior the Japanese appeared today tj be slowly driving the Chinese back on the east flank of the Burma but on the opposite end of the line the Chinese declar ed they were more than hold ing their own after recaptur ing the oil center of Yenang Loss of on the Sit tang River 150 miles south of was acknowledged last night by the Chinese and they in dicated their forces at Go miles to the east on the west side of the were in des perate A communique the Loik awa under heavy assault since dawn was counter attacking valiantly in an effort to frustrate an encircling movement j by a Japanese column which had fought its way to a point two miles north of the town HEAVV CASUALTIES Casualties on both sides were described as with the stub bornly resisting Chinese engaging the invaders fierce handto hand In reporting loss of PyinI Chinese said fighting was continuing north of indicating the Japanese were still exerting heavy but gave no other details the the situation On the other end of the where Chinese forces earlier this week relieved encircled British troops by a desperate counterat tack resulting in recapture of the general situa tion was reported Ye nangaung is about 100 miles north west of fA British communique yester day said fighting was continuing in and around Yenangyaung after the withdrawal of British troops across the termittenl divebombing attacks j repeated Japanese on Corregidor fortress but dcclar cd that enemy aerial activity rfiminichincr Bulletin OFFICIAL ACQUITTED April President George McNesr and two other officials of the Peorim and Western Railroad were acquitted by federal court jury today of charges of violating Jhe nation al railway labor act by coercing union down there was i Trn I NeW Our forces are m contact with i munition when the assault force the enemy in southern Panay Isi withdrew the communique said tense ly and added that fighting also was continuing on Cebu Island but gave no The Tokyo radio quoted the The crippled plane was piloted Chinese reports on fighting on this l he east flank indicated the Jap anese were hurling increasing1 numbers of planes and tanks j into action in a determined effort to smash the Burma defenders bej fore the rainy season puts an end j I to large scale motorized i Free French Being Placed Under Arrest Reign of Terror Reported on French Island Off Coast of Africa Occupation by Japs Would Imperil Allied Lines of Communication With India By ROGER GREENE Associated Press War Editor A virtual reign of terror on the key French Island of with the arrest of hundreds of de was reported today amid quickening speculation that Frances new proGerman Premier Pierre Laval may be planning to turn the island over to The worlds fourth largest Madagascar lies off the east coast of Africa athwart vital Allied lines of communica tion with Madagascar is not being de fended against Japanese infiltra and it cannot be defended against Japanese said dispatches reaching I Frances new role in the I particularly her collaboration with the was sharply emphasized i today by a scries of developments Thc union of South A part of the British Empire which j would probably be given thc task iof dealing with broke i off relations with j it is about 800 miles from Dur South to i In a British spokes jmati said it is now reported that have been taken over by Highranking United States it was have newly transferred to Braz in Free French West Af and to Nigeria and Liberia in an evident move to strengthen jthe diplomatic front in Af i Observers said these stations are usually assigned to newcom LAVAL RECEIVES JAP In Premiere Laval himself received the Japanese am Takonobu Mi The Vichy government went to the length of issuing an official j denial of Moscow radio reports that German sailors were arriv jing at the French Mediterranean naval base of Toulon and that French warships were being turn ed over to The statement also denied Continned on Pajfe 3 Nazis Call Big Number Of Reserves April official Russian spokes man declared today that Ger many recently called up a total of Thc Lozov vice commissar of foreign told a press conference that this total included in two new military youths of 17 and 18 The remainder of thc 000 reserves was said to be made up of a halfmillion men from the subjugated countries and drawn from vital Ger man Lozovsky said that the Ger man rear was disintegrating while the Russian home front remained The Germans back of the lines are exhaust Lozovsky He praised the RAFs recent raids on Luebeck on the Baltic Pinchlime In heart of hmcnaung southwestern saying the more better because V PLAXE DKTKCTORS newspaper Asahi today as saying Japanese forces had completed oc cupation of The bulletin also reported that enemy seaplanes had carried out attacks on northern districts of the big island at the southern end of the BRRTT REPORTS General Douglas MacArthur conferred today with George commander of the Allied air after the return from tour of air i bases in j t It was believed that Brett gave I his commanderinchief a detailed Although riddled by both the crippled bomber and its protector landed safely at their by Bumbargner full name and address Paul Ray of was co pilot of the protecting whose guns were manned by Lieul Ralph Harkey of and Joseph Morningside of New The other four bombers in the formation also beat off their at tackers and returned safely to their April 23 i from Phonal observation of War Stimson re A1lcd air operations against ported today the army was work ing very hard to build and place all along the coasts radio detector devices which he said could signal the presence of hostile ships and planes more than 100 miles We already have a lot of he secretary told his press con Washington By RAY TUCKER Knoxs pol icy of keeping Hitler in the dark about his submarine losses in American waters has concealed welcome news from jittery coastal Next to the blasting of repulse of this menace has sparked the cheeriest smiles on the faces of naval The increasing use of blimps has proved one of the most effec tive weapons against the These lighterthanair ships hover above danger regions at greai and notify planes at any of our numerous land bases when ever they spot an enemy The device has operated so suc cessfully that many more similar dirigibles have been to gether with large balloons for pro tecting harbors in the same man Every key plant on the water front has been surrounded by strong private who co operate with the Navy and Air The blacking out of shore resorls has also made the foes task more Deep holes in the bottom of the ocean once utilized by the rattlesnake as hideouts have been checked with the aid of hydrographic and they have become death traps instead of ambuscade The volume of panicky letters received by Congressmen from seaboard has been almost They bristled with on A the The Australian as heard by said that accompanied by the commander of the Allied land General forces Sir in Aus Thomas Axis Vessels Sunk By Reds Germans Claim Offensive Operations in North and Central Sectors Successful April 23 MP Soviet Navy units have sunk two more Axis vessels in an Arctic accompaniment to Red Army drives against Ger manFinnish positions on the northern the Russians an nounccd talks had been of great I Our ships sank a ton and other Australian ser vice spent three and onc half hours in conference with Prime Minister John Curt in and the of Australias son stituent MacArthur explained the latest war with particu lar reference to recent events in the southwest the broad cast Afterwards Cur tin said he felt certain that the In Area Headed By MacArthur New April Prime Zealand Minister Petcr Fraser declared today that New Zealand and the neighboring including had been in cluded in the south Pacific opera tions area now under United States naval It was our desire that Australia and New Zealand should remain closely linked in one area under General Fraser We made representations ac but strategical consid orations as determined in Wash ington must prevail and we have accordingly concurred in the above Fraser said here would be the closest cooperation between the while the whole area of the Pacific will be coordinated by the combined chiefs of staff and the Pacific War Council in Washing Stansburys Trial Opens In Concord April Luther one of four per sons on trial bere for tbe al leged theft and sale of eight au tomobile turned states nessat the opening of the case today and testified against his and George Stansbury of Greens and George a sairt he took the tires from a Concord ware house at the instigation of King and received from the lat He and he took tbe tires to Greensboro and turned them over to Stans county manager and chair man of tbe Guilford board of WAXTS TO TELL TRUTH Before beginning his testi Brice was told by Judge Nettles that he did not have to testify against The Xegro replied that he want erf to tell the as General MacArthur had given a precise and detailed account of activities in the area under his STRONG POSITIONS TOKYO from Japanese broad casts April to six hundred American and Filipino troops arc holding out in the jungles of the slopes around the highest peak on Panay the newspaper Asahi Asa hi said that aside from this force in the central part of the island all resistance to Panay had A dispatch to the newspaper from principal city on the on 1 German tanker and a ton transport in the Barents the Soviet information bureau The Moscow News reported only yesterday that 92 German vessels totaling tons had been sent to the bottom of the Barents and Norwegian Seas by Russian naval patrols during the winter and spring through April British Reopen Air Offensive On Europe April ish reopening their wea therinterrupted air last night attacked objectives in the Rhincland and docks at Lc the air ministry announced Four of the attacking aircraft are it Brice was asked if he knew he point ing with thats him over Sergeant Baxter Robinson of the Concord police force testi fied thnt he and King went Greensboro and were given the tires by who if She urged he to say nothing about the matter because it would crucify her husband Selection of a jury required little time after the case was railed this The jurors Mere accepted and seated by Former Governor Clyde Hocy amonj defense He is representing V TO HA SUGAR SALKS April OPA officials said today that re tail sugar sales would be halted as originally April 27 and that all retail stocks would remain frozen until consumer rationing begins May The action is designed to prevent a last minute prerationing rush and enable retailers to adjust across Dover Strait their stocks for rationed about midnight and continued fir ing at frequent intervals for about j STOP AGITATION 30 April Antiaircraft and aerial maj Admiral Emory Land chinegun fire sounded briefly i declared today that the govern along the Thames Estuary early this morning and a few Nazi The raids followed the twohour Southcrn r smash on Boulogne by comman dos early and the spirit of attack marked Englands cele bration of the day of her patron lish coastal area last but reports indicated that there was no bomb damage in either inci ment ought to stabilize labor management relations in the ship building industry to end the in fernal agitation he go ing on about the closed shop and other I Todav marks both the feast day i A CLOSED SESSION si jof Sl the patron saint Thc execu pianes j0f ancj tjlc 24th anniver live board of thc Main sary of the British naVal raids a bowling alley and soda fountain temporarily blocked the met in the county said air1 mg residential areas and causing zcebrugcc entrance of the Brucges jail destroyed 32 German civilian It said three o Kaiser WnhclnVs Flan They are scekinreorganization demolished or damaged 3a raiders xvere shot SUDmarinc flotilla in thc under the bankruptcy German trucks with troops and I GUNS BOOM i World The president 12 oiRht trenchj Heavy guns on the English STRESS COMMANDO RAID Berlin radio DESTROY 32 PLANES ing DNB said The information bureaus midj struck at Western night broadcast by tern Germany last the Mos men Tue mortars and dispersed and partly Channel both toi th rimtiian If on Psge 1 I counter German longrango artilj lery and challenge German ship com on Page and secretary treasurer of the firm both Amer icanborn aro being held in jail for alleged relations with Japan prior to the   

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