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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1942, High Point, North Carolina m THE WEATHER B UreeusDor rolnt Point and Blifhtly warmer tonifkt THE HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE KEEP EM FLYING 177 ASSOCIATED SEA VICE HIGH FRIDAY JUNE 1942 WIDE WORLD fEATUKE SBRVICK PRICE FIVE CENTS ROMMEL THRUSTS DEEPER INTO EGYPT Fires Rage After RAF Assault On Bremen NAZIS OPEN MAJOR DRIVE IN UKRAINE Germans Force Red Army Back To Press East S Russians Inflict Heavy Losses to Maintain Unbroken Front Against Onslaught By HENRY CASSIDY Against powerful Red Army the German offen sive in the Ukraine develop coastal stronghold of Matruh ed today into a t i ji THE WAR TO DAY By DeWITT Mackl NZIE Wide World War Analyst The fate of and the broader interlocking issue of control of the allimportant Middle is being written by now in the hot sands of desert before the British which guards the approach to the mighty naval base of major drive to the east with the Russians being forced back slowly by sheer weight Alexandria and the of troops and tanks past Kup Marshal yansk and the Oskol eastward time in an effort j Dispatches from the battlefront to trap the defeated British said that after abandoning Kup Eighth army before it has a chance to contacted the en 60 miles southeast of Khar the Russians repulsed a series erhy covering forces thirty miles of fierce assaults in which the west of Matruh this prej Germans tried with tanks and saging a quick joining of the main We should know soon whether General Ritchie has had sufficient time to realign his weary forces after their retreat planes to force a wedge into the defense RUSSIAN STRATEGY The Russians said that by fall ing back slowly they had been able j i o LUCJ iian auic and to move into his defensive line to maintain a unbroken front against the fury of the new The Germans intensified their Tass and de the reinforcements which report ediv are MOMENTOUS HOUR It is a momentous British Premier Churchill is quoted as spite having said yeslerday m Washing in Our units slowiy offer ing strong resistance lo the ton thai Britain would hold and I that there was no danger of los ing Egypt and One lakes Ihe liberty of assuming that the prime minister didnt mean literj ally that the danger didnt i but that he cxpcclcd it lo be over Certainly Ritchies position j the fortified and wellserviced base of Matruh is far betler than it would have been had he tried to make a stand at the Egyptian on Ihe other suffers the disadvantage of greatly extended and highly vul nerable which must give him much concern espe cially as regards the supply of Raid Germanys Port City In Huge Attack Waves of British Bombers Blast City in Blow Termed Largest In History June fires were set by the RAF last night in the big German port city of principal tar get of a devastating assault which probably was the larg est in the history of aerial OPA Issues Gas Ration I instructions June Instructions for the new gasoline rationing program in eastern disclosing officially that the basic unit would be four gal were issued by Office of Price Administration The unit is subject to change in accordance with any change in the easts petroleum supply OPA said in releasing a 13page booklet on the coupon plan which starts July 22 in 17 states and the District of The main armored force of Nazi Marshal Envin Rommel had driven at least 100 miles into Egypt to confront the To eliminate delavs and conges army today tion such as marked a cnailenge to decisive Indications were that the num Cor the emergency ration plan in ber of planes participating exceed some OPA laid down de ed the flights of and tailed Axis Advances Despite Bitter Resistance American Army Air Force Integral Part in British CounterOffensive By EDWARD KENNEDY June instructions to expedite I Whlcl1 laid Cologne and registration at public schoolhouses May and July 911 Teachers were I ROOSEVELT AND CHURCHILL LEAD WAR COUNCIL Sitting together at the meeting of the Pacific War Council in the White House at Prime Minister Wini air ministry ston Churchill left of Great Britain and President Roosevelt exchanged solemn 2ld force of more Churchill assured congressional leaders earlier in the clay that the British would beat off men and reported tagCl Was Onlv Do not argue or carry communique on long conversations wiih the ap Roosevejt Discloses Mighty War Production During May lacks on air fields in the tries by a second Only the minimumvalue Latest word from the desert was that Hie Germans and Italians ad vancing desnitc bitter resistance of British covering had noi vol smecked into the nrincipal British which is expected to make its si and somewhere before 130 miles within r tI The United States air in the i Fiftytwo planes were the highest onenight loss ever ex i formed i than drinking for without it men on Page 2 Ship Reaches Port After Jap Attack June Canadian navy announced today that a Canadianbuilt merchant ship had been brought safely lo a Canadian porl afler a determined attack by a Jap There was no Joss of The navys brief statement gave no delails of Ihe attack because of security there was no announcement of the place of the attack except that it occurred off C a n a d as west Some damage was done to the The attack on the Canadian buill merchantman was ihc first reported submarine operation against shipping off the Canadian west although several at tacks on shipping have occurred in United States Pacific as agency said i The Fascist command conceni t rated considerable forces i including several hundred tanks and a large number of and attacked almost Air combats were in progress Enemy tanks repeat edly attempled to pierce our de fenses and to slrike at our Iroops from the Our troops repulsed the at Japs In Panic During Air Raid On Tokyo tack and checked the enemy on The nthe German com mand began to rush up Fresh infantry tanks and air units were hurled into This enabied the enemy further lo increase his numerical super iority Our units were compelled to A pitched battle developed at the approaches to Kupyansk and then in the town Fight ing was prolonged and exception Official War Effort Figures Reveal Planes and i Over Tanks Produced By The Associated Press June President Roosevelt disclosed1 today that Americas mighty i war in the single j June An month of had turned out nearly planes and more than Releasing official war produc lion figures for the first time since Pearl the chief executive asserted in a statement that this country also turned out nearly 000 artillery and antilank guns in Allied Air Blow Breaks Lull In Pacific Fighting 5 miles to the To get B or C books providing r supplemental rations motorists er experienced by the but inWl11 nave to apply to local ration rrmed sources said this was less and there show that the A per cent of those I book will not meet their bccupa This would indicate that more ticmal driving i than planes were Applications for B and C cards The agreeing on the be available at the registra i contended it represented ition They may be mailed j 25 per cent of the or presented in person to locai In addition to the Bremen hundreds of fighter planes and The A book is intended io allow were believed to IOSO for family purposes have participated in intensive ha and the remaining 1800 for driving on German air to and horn work or for business Thus any Acard in Rommels struck last night at the har bor of which only a few days ago was the anchor of British positions in AMERICAN FUERS American fourmotored Conso lidated such as smashed at Bengasi on Monday and Wed nesday turned out with a strong comrade force of British Wellingtons to blast at Tobruk Harbor while the Wellingtons con centrated on land British and South African bomb ers and operatino belwce ndesert dusk and repeatedly assaulted The only Americanmade planes order to get a B or C card in addi Axis forces advancing toward Mat useci last night were Douglas must prove his occupational rul1 I he Bir Abu Mishcifa havoc posted source a well1 driving exceeds 1800 miles a eyewitness to the United States air attack on Tokyo last April who was in a Tokyo street when the raid said today the Japanese were thrown into panic and depressed by the feeble de The story was told by a nation al of a neutral country who has just arrived The daylight he was a complete surprise and shook i he peoples confidence as the government had boasted that American planes would never be seen over the Tokyos highly were troops selflessly defended the town and the approaches to it and clung for a long time lo ev ery defense Fighting flamed overnight in ALLIED Again today the RAF was re June Allied attacks upon island in vasion in which fires set at Rabaul reported visible 60 miles at and a new Japanese thrust at Port Moresby broke a ported active over the English Channel Each of the three massive air blows has been aimed at a vital arsenal supplying war tools for Adolf Hitlers sea and air centering on The other prime and one which OPA has indicated it intends to enforce membership in a carpooling club of at least four carown ers or Failing to join such a the applicant must prove that he cannot carry three Pa1 the RAFVTdenUy Vas almS hauling as SO miles to Matruhs south Continued on Page 3 Former Envoy To Italy Is Dead cific fighting and these were exclusive of i chief of iXevv j antiaircraft guns and tnosc to be ainancl Dm Timor Ubpats under construction in the oil for night raids which left bari period since the EssenCologne Pomc racks priority irnany as that other L means of transportation are inatle mountcd in MAV OUTPUT The May output of machine guns exceeded weapons of all including air1 craft and if subma and other huildinsrs shat smaller RAF squadrons tereri and crackling in an presumably of several hundred times have smashed at a Uboat base TO miles good will jsiie D for at the lime of regisi ration for A 16coupon R book wj quarters and supply points at Now June John United Stales ambassador to Italy 1929 to died early today his home in suburban who 70 last bo had been in failing health lor a for 320 miles of additional His condition became critic both the Kharkov and Sevastopol SEVASTOPOL HOLDS The related push upon the in ner defenses of Sevastopol was pic tured here as still de spite sacrifice of axis manpower at a rate of five for aerial raiders loosing bombs a day and a steady shelling by the heav iest Our troops beat off many enemy it on Page 2 Z as the planes went on to bomb targets between the capita and Rooscveil released these fis vs he they are ling to give the Axis just the op were not perI of Jaidl and milled outside of Tokyo to inspect Ve well on our he the damage he ap towards achieving he tui j i i r rrvH 1 1 t irin Hiincr 1 rate of production which will bring us to our The last announced objectives of the war production told of in the Presidents annual message to Congress last attacked with bomb and machine guns by daylight and in all of activity General Douglas MacAr p uatn t burs airmen lost ont a i driving a this Motorists applying for a C book northwest of Bremen It was the second time month that Bremen was singled must prove lhat they are grandson of John Garrett one British for Ihe RAFs tial to the war effort and to the of the original backers of thcBal ni fHI fa i several weeks ao Born in Bal 1872 he was the timore ancl Ohio Railroad and one force of Zero was engaged sharply by intercept ors over Port the ad vanced Allied base on New the communique Our fighters apparently seri ously damaged five Japanese fight it Four of planes Georgia Flyer To Head Fighters In China NEW June only four reported parently was I was on the street when the bombers came he Sirens sounded and red warn ing flags and balloons wenl Many persons showed panic rushing for I heard no antiaircrafl Japanese pursuil planes were oul Some Japanese commented on the superiority of the American Japanese questioned why Ihc Japanese could j some idea of our production acj rumrrftU Uiru not locate where Ihe planes came this is no lime for LLAInulUN lUuR where planes in 1942 hit by machinegun None ami1 was seriously All return Jf A daredevil fighter pilot from Rob ert was assigned today to command the American Annvs to have chosen thus far to be in ducted into the army on Indepen dence It was considered first pursuit planes in the that Scotts brilliant record 23rd pursuit group of the j and personal qualities may induce army air others to make the transfer Thc pursuit group will i piace thcr than return to tlv United the American volunteer onStates and go back intu the navy aircraft The chief in citing the Since last both sides May warned against overhad limited their aerial activity He said While these figures give you scouting t Besides being Germanys seci The C book will be issued for j of its early presidents with a populaj threemonth Although a A career diplomat of indcpen book will contain 96 j dent Garrett served vari boards will tailor it by i ously as secretary to the cmbas tearing out coupons to fit Ihe apj sies in The Berlin and a00000 Bremcn on Pace 2 V local plicants V SEEK AIRPORT June committee will be appointed here to investigate the possibility of from and intercept replied that they flew too fast and too The people insisted that Japan the American people io get ovcrj We canl resl on ou We need more and and j we will make more and And we must also remember ri PRINCIPAL RESIGNS POST was going to win the but I got the impression thai they were that there are plenty of serious very much afraid of the Uniled j produclion problems The press spoke of a long war and some people talked of Continued on Page 5 June resigned as principal of Ihe High School a I Lexington lo accepl a similar position at the Burlington High it lasting len The traveler was in Manila when the Japanese entered the Philippine capital and went to Tokyo from there by uUif malely reaching Turkey by rail via Manchuktioand j Of his observations in he Philj lie said the invaders apj pcarcd nervous when they entered Workers Strike In Vital Plant Approximately ployees Walk Out in Wage Dispute at Bus Plant June Approximately employes of the warvital Yellow Truck and Coach Company went on i strike today in a dispute over Quick creation of a unified corn Rome and as minister to Vene Argentina and He served as chairman of commission which negotiated an agreement between the United States and Germany on treatment establishing a municipal t of prisoneis of the world Predict Unified Blow In Europe From Allies June wages for lime losl during a 20 minule blackout and army of fi mand to weld British and Canadian forces into a coordi blow lions of British This clamor shows no signs of Writing in the Sir Huberl Daily com cers and inlcrnational union offinated fighting team fot a tum cials Ihey were making jagainsl the European continonl mander of the Fifth Brilish army every effort to send them back jwas predicted today by qualiiicdjin France in a large July A small number ot Idejand marine air forces or comtneri Manila and thnt there wa coni aces was cxpecud to bo cial airline jobs iho ma ji siderablc even of he cusj inducted into ihc group ority volunleercd for last i toms i their Chinese contracls expire 1 next j a 34yearold former V Scolls appointment anj saw action for 10 weeks nounccd by Major General Lew is during the Burma when commandeiinchief he was credited wilh manv dar pf the Uniled Slalcs air forces I ing solo flights over the Japanese in this All aircrafl and now in the hands of the will be turned over lo Scotts group thai unit is formally These planes include new Kiuy liawks which were supplied to the FIVE GET DEATH SEN1ENCE IN PARIS POOD WASHINGTON By Kay Tucker Washing oils dc i lay in giving the nod lo aircraft carriers instead of balllcships He gathered valuable experience early in his career as an airman by helping Ihe army fly the myils belween New York and Chicago during Ihe tough Winterof Laler he commanded the 78th pur Flying Tigers af lor it de1 suit squadron in Panama and be cided their organization witt1d became air corps supervisor of absorbed by the i schools in Southern June one of whom is at wrre sentenced today by a Paris Iribunal o death on the six to lifeimprisonmenf at hard labor and four to prison terms ol from five to 20 years on charges may become a prime issue in the November The Republi cans are planning to ask why Ihc Administration waited until the third year of the war before it recognized the value of the float ing The question may prove embar rassing to Ihe President and his men on Capitol Republican National Committee Chairman Joe of participating in food j Martin and his aides have as large to work i proportion of the generals serving Ray commandTo these the arrival in the war office and at home ing officer of Fort army jof EKvight Eisenhowi have hardly seen a shot fired in quartermasters depot at Detroit cr as commander in the European this with the possible cxccp said Ihe war deparlment had been I theater of operations for American j tion of some len days before Dun informed of Ihe situation here and meant one thing was very much concerned about Tnc stac of preliminary plan He accused senior officers of i the stoppage of work nmS nas Passed lo a phase of ac firing junior generals who show ihoiigh it was Calvin Coolidgo who This comes at a lime when tivc Preparation for using the ed promise because of minor cr ordcrcd Ihe courtmartini of the Ovory minulo of cliorl armies assembled in rors or because of standing up for their considered cpin Some said the new commanders name was a significant for Tuo generals of great Eiscnhauer in German means Sir Alan Gordon Cunningham and iron Robert arc now He is a believer in the theory i walking the streets of London for that actual operations of a battle one or the other of these of the ovory minulo of productive cliorl late Billy The is most precious lo Ihe men on our will charge thai the White House fighting Hare stuck by the apparently outmoded i We are counting on the battlcwagons till the eve of Coral who are in these plants lo give Sea and They will indict j us the veryutmost of their Roosevelt for this The election prospect explains why the lasl iwo Navy Appropri ation Bills carry billions for the more modern fighling craft and not a nickel for the erstwhile monarchs of the Party as port al this critical and wo are relying on bolh manayemenl and labor lo gel together get the wheels rolling internalional presidenl of the Uniled Automo bile appealed di begin weeks and months before Sir Hubert well as fleet considerations lie bej rectly to the strikers to end their I describing it imau hind the armies meet on the and thai Cunningham was relieved of Ihe army which wins Ihe preparaj command in North Africa aflcr tion slage is most likely to win Ihc i the British Libyan offensive fail Speculation on the possible makeup of a unified command for ed to go as well as Hain ing has been intendentgensral in the Middle the armje in Brilain was notably Critics concede that formation I thorizcd and as a direct violation j partly because Eisenhowi of a single fighting force of the IIACK President Roosevelts i of our constitution x x x and has just arrived and partly i United British and Camul Thcy were said JO have figured j somblrd material designed lo pictdficrrnination to kerp New York our pledge to President occatise the reverse in North Af ian units presents substantial dif Of bsttlclcslcd pilots where he met some of the flciin disorders at a grocery on the j lure Ihc Parly in power as a for i from fallinc into itill flying over Chinas Yunnan i lings who now left bank of the Seine on May of aerial even1 Cnnlinurd on Pvcpublican Uial there will bo no strikes foi has brought a clamor for or ficuUics which can be solved Page 5 the duration of the Uul reexamination of the qiuilificn by a unified S
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