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   Piqua Daily Call, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1942, Piqua, Ohio                              THE PIQUA DAILY CALL WEATHER FORECAST: Moderately cold Sat- urday. 59th'YEAR. No. 137 PIQUA, OHIO, SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1942 PRICE THREE CENTS JAP BASE AT KOEPANG BOMBED U.S. Soldiers Learn How. to ____ ....___FiShtin' Mountain Boys I CM A U-w Invasion 0 Deep Inside icy banks, men are protected from winter, tares like this are comfortable for four men. Here one cooks over a gas stove another .cleans rifle, third reads. Vent to top of snow tank keeps' air fresli. Caves protect motor toboggans. Masked troops on march. These pictures show Uncle Sam's new mountain troops training in Washington State's Paradise Valley, near Mount Bainer, where winter's snows still run dpcTi. er's snows still run deep. "I SHALL DO MY DUTY" WAINWRIGHT SAYS IN A RECENT STATEMENT BY FRANK HEWLETT (U. P. Staff Correspondent) With Gen. Waimrrighfs Army in the Philippines, March 26. (UF) (Delayed) "I shall do my duly under all cir- Gen. Jonathan INDIANS WILL MEET NEW YORK NATIONAL LEAGUERS SATURDAY Miami, Ha., March 28, Cleveland Indians meet the New York Giants here today in the first of a two-g_me scries over the week- end and then begin their north- ward trek hand In glove with the New Yorkers. Manager Lou Boudreau maintain- ed he was completely satisfied with conditions this point. We're in good he said, "we have only one fairly serious injury and that, to Otto Dcnnlng's finger, and we've pulled together." SI. Walnwrlght, new command- er in chief of the United States and Philippines army In Bataan has told President Manuel Que- zon. Walnwright gave, his message-to Quezon before the president, fol- lowing Gen. Douglas MacArthur, broke through Hie Japanese sea and air blockade to reach Australia I have accepted the command of le Filipino and American forces in the Philippines hoping that I shall merit the confidence of your excel- lency and that I will receive the cooperation of the Filipino people J-our parlotlc leadership, was ac- corded to Gen. he NEWSPAPERS RAISE PRICES TO 3 CENTS Springfield, March 28 Four Springfield newspapers the Mornin? and Evenln? Union, the Republican and the Dally News announced Friday night they would increase their daily price from two to three cents, starting Monday. on Page Two) MEXICO AND THE ARE TOCOORDINATE Washington, Mar. 2iulMexico ar.d the United states, taking another step to co-ordinate their military co-operation, signed a lend-lease agreement Friday. Francisco Castillo Najera, who signed agreement with acting Secretary of State Stunner Welles, said the pact involved a "substantial amount." Signing of the agreement with Mexico came four days after a Mexican United States military commission began meetings here to consider problems of mutual de- fense, particularly on the Pacific coast and around the Caribbean. SUB BASE SCENE OF FIGHTING German High Command Reveals the Attempt Today Soys That Invaders Were Repulsed. BY SIDNEY J. WILLIAMS United Press Staff Correspondent London, March 28, Ger- man high command communique said today that British forces, in a combined army, navy and air attack, had attempted to land men on St. Nazaire bay, biff German submarine base below the French Brest peninsula, last night. A military commentator said that Britain could issue- no statement immediately on the Berlin report but tliat a statement would be issued later if a raid had been made. The Berlin radio first, reported the raid as British bombing crews re- turned to their bases after a night'of bombing Helgoland Bay area, the chief, center of German naval bases and shipbuilding yards, In a 24 hours a day spring offensive on enemy and enemy held territory. Britain hadn't had time to an- nounce any raid on the French in- vasion coast. Soon the Berlin radio was broad- casting the Nazi high command communique. It said British "naval" forces had attempted a landing on St. Nazaire bay, was shelled by naval and anti- aircraft artillery and its losses were high. "In so far ns it was possible for (Concluded on Page Two) 1UID WAS SMALL London, March IX, communique said today (hat air, land and sea forces raided St. Nataire early this morning. The communique, issued by ail three services, said that "it was a small raid. A further communi- que will be Issued as soon as oar forces return.11 LONG HOURS BEING SPENT AT WORK BY EMPLOYES IN OHIO Columbus, O., March 28, A, Williams, general manager of the Curtiss-Wright airplane Corp., co- lumbus plant, revealed today that some employes are working "as much as 88 or 100 hours" to main- tain "a continued steady produc- tion." He said that working such hours was "not e. steady proposition" and that no one worker would be asked to work hours in excess of the regular W-hour maximum week in and week out. The plant, which produces Sea- gull observation planes and Hell Diver dive bombers for the O. S. Navy, works on a 40-hour week in accordance with wages and hour law, Williams said. All overtime is "purely voluntary" and is compen- sated by the regular time and one- half payment. Women employes of the plant are not allowed to work the long hours. Lindbergh Is To Go To Work Next Monday Detroit, Mich.. Mar. 23, Char- les A. Lindbergh will start work Monday for Henry Ford In Ford's new bomber plant at Willow Rim, it was announced yesterday. The famous trans-Atlantic flier's exact duties have not been disclos- ed, but his job Is expected to be of a supervisory nature. Motorist Is Killed train In Bay Vil.'age Helps Mac Arthur] Sir Thomas Blarney, who com- manded the Australians in the Near East, will now head the land forces in Australia under Genera! MacArthur. LANGER PLEDGES TO ASD PRESIDENT AND SUPPORT HIS PLANS North Dakota Senator, Acquitted of Charges, Makes Statement at the Capital. Washington, March 28, William Langer, H... N. D., victorious over a movement to oust him from the Senate, today promised Presi- dent Roosevelt his full support o! the war program today and warned that he will "challenge" any delay to this nation's final victory. Langer took unquestioned posses- sion of his Senate seat after he was cleared of corruption and moral turpitude charges yesterday by a 52 to 30 Senate vole. His victory came In the face of an elections committee finding that he n-as unfit to accept senatorial duties. The elections committee, by an 5! to 3 vote, had recommended that linger be unseated on the basis of charges that he accepted a bribe to obtain a state reduction in the Great Northern Railway's taxes; that he accrued huge profits through assisting private bond brok- ers in state and county bond trans- actions while he was governor of North Dakota, and that he attempt- ed to tamper with a federal judge and jury, Langer casually tallied the vote as the reading clerk polled the Senate. He refused to exercise his perogative of voting on his O'.vn case, declining to answer to hts name when read by the clerk. Members or his family watched Intently from the gallery. (Concluded on Page Two) SHORTAGE OF RAZOR BLADES NOW DENIED Washington, March 23, Production Board officials Friday night denied rumors that the na- tion is facing a shortage of razor blades. Miss Florence Swire, WPB busi- ness analyst who made the survey leading to the recent razor blade curtailment order, assured men that plenty of blades will be available. The curtailment order, the .said, ilmits production only to the 1940 total of blades less than last year's ojt- put. SECOND FALL FATAL FOR NEWYORK New York, March weeks! 330 William Hahn fell 40 feet from a third floor window of his home, and escaped injury. He fell again Friday and a few hours later In a hospital. Deat Saves Own Life FORCES IN INDIA ARE ASSEMBLED Chinese Army Joins Main Forces at Report That Kyungon Sector Is Retaken. BY JOHN n. MOKR1S U. P. FAR EASTERN MANAGER New Delhi. India, March 28, (J.R) of Lieut. Gen. Joseph w. SUIivcll'js sth and 6th Chinese armies, fighting tticir way through the encircling Japanese lines, have retaken the Kyungon airdrome on the Burma front and have joined the main Chinese forces at Toungoo, dispatches from the frnnt said today. It was indicated that the Allied high command had decided to eva- cuate Toungoo town 1[ necessary be- for the pressure of two Japanese di- visions, up to men. but for the present the Chinese lines were holding well and a Burma command communique.reported the situation appeared considerably improved. On the west side of the front, across the wooded Pegu Yoma hills, the Allied line drew baek because of the dangerous situation arounci Toungoo, to that a straight east- west front could be re-established, the communique admitted Here the Allied line was still south of Prome. The communique said thore was 'Concluded nn Nlnei PORT MORESBY HIT AGAINJHAIDERS Japs Strike Hard After Allied Bombers Attack Enemy Ves- sel at Timor. General MncArthur's Headquar- ters. Australia. March 28 anese aerial raiders struck araln at Port Moresby today after United States and Australian bombs hit a Japanese vessel at Koe- pang. capital of Dutch Timor. The Allied planes, believed to have Included flying fortresses, left the Japanese ship Mazing in the hnr- bor at Kocpano. enemy Invasion base, Prime Minister John Curtln revealed in a communique. A Runner on one of them reported having seen an explosion in the di- rection of the ship RS the flames lighted the harbor. Curtin said a "near miss" probably destroyed one of several enemy flying boats In the harbor. All planes returned, despite heavy anti-aircraft lire. No J.-ipar.ese planes attempted to Intercept them. Yesterday's raid followed an at- tack Thursday In which Allied pirmps concentratr-d on the Koe- pang airdrome and other Installa- tions. NO FISH ARE TO BE SENT TO WASHINGTON Cor.cord, N. H.. Mar. tending that "flying bombs against the enemy is more important than flying fich t0 president." Gover- nor Robert O. Blood said Friday no state funds would be provided this year to send a me.ss or Ne'.r Hamp- shire trout to the White House. The normal expense for a filer and a plane to take the trout from Mystery Por.d to Wash- ington is _ Parls (From German Cleveland, Mar. 23, Mrs. Mar. Marcel Deal sttx'-tv 'caj- Hanushek, 43. Friday K of the collaborationist National when her automobile was struck by Popular party, saved hl-nself from an eastbound Nickel Plate freight a bomb rturin, by stamping out FRENCH COAST IS STRUCK AT TODAY London. March 28, struck at the German-hold west coa.sf of Trance early today, appar- ently in a %pfi'tarular attempt to block a biff enemy submarine base by exploding a dynamite-filled former American dcslrover afalnst harbor installations. Dr. Herbert V. Kraft, Australian minister for external affairs, is pictured in New York. He's here on a special mission for his (jovernmenl. INQUIRY CONSIDERED BY SENATE GROUP IN CERTAIN AGREEMENTS Chairman Says That a Number of the Arrange- ments Will Be Gone Into at Capital. BY GEOTtGE E. REEDY U. P. SUfr Canrspumtenl Washington. March 28, Senate commlltee Jnve.sjjgnthig the war program today pondered the ad- visability of inquiring into the "more than 100" cartel agreements I. O. I-'arbcniridustrie, powerful German dye trust, has made- with American concerns. Chairman Harry S. Truman, D., Mo., the group probably will go into a number of the arrange- ments but pointed out that H would be "obviously impossible" to investi- gate all. of them. Their existence was disclosed' by Assistant Attorney General Thur- man Arnold who testified Thursday and again yesterday In connection with one between Standard Oil of New Jersey and rartwn which, he charged, has frus- trated creation of a synthetic rubber industry In this country. Farben's tie-ups with American Industry, he warned, are widespread and have been used by AdoH Hit- ler to hamper production of vita! and critical materials here. Discussing the standard he said the company had pledged to continue its "conspiracy" with (Concluded on Page Two) ONE MAN KILLED IN A FIERY EXPLOSION Pasadena, Cal.. March fiery explosion tore apart a research lab- oratory at the California Institute of Technology Friday, killing one rr.an and injured five others and a wom- en. Tiie Wast in the W. K. Kellogg radiation laboratory where radium experiments were being carried out. was ascribed by college authorities in a statement to "an industrial accident In the powder vault." Raymond Robcy. a Caltcch employe, fed this a fieri soon. He was blown nir, of the laboratory into a and all his clothing but his shoes burned from his body. Revealed SECOND RAID IS MADE ON IMPORTANT SECTOR IN COMBINED ATTACKS United States and Australian Heavy Bombing Planes Are Used In Attack on Capital of Dutch Timor for Second Time Within a 24-Hour Interval Stream of Convoys Arrive in Australia from the Indian Ocean. BY BRYDON TAVES United Press Staff Correspondent Headquarters, Australia, March 28, States end Australian heavy bombing planes, believed to include Flying Fortresses, have raided the Japanese invasion base at Koepang, capital of Dutch Timor, for the second time in 24 hours, it was'annaunced today. They scored a direct hit on a Japanese ship and left it 7, rald was made yesferday- The day before the Allied planes had concentrated on the airdrome and other installations. A Royal Australian Air Force communique announced that two Japanese planes had been shot down in a dog tight over Port Moresby, New Guinea, yesterday, for the toss of one Allied plane. JAPS PUNNING FOR SWIFT CONQUEST FOR PHILIPPINE SECTOR An official spokesman announced at headquarters here that President Manuel Quezon ot the Philippines, who had followed Gen. Douglas MacArthur in a break-through of the Japanese sea and air blockade, was on the way to headquart- ers with his war cabinet and his launly from Die Australian town where he arrived. It. was revealed that a steady stream ot convoys iiad arrived in Australia from the Indian ocean, a fact which observers saw as a re- fumtion or any claim that the Jap- anese already dominated the Indi- an ocean. Navy men here said thai Japan no', only had failed to dominate Australia's communication routes but that it never would, if only be- cause of its vast coast line. The return of pan of the Austra- lian Expeditionary Force which had been helping the British in other war theaters was a complete secret until yesterday. Then, beiore the official an- nouncement, wives and mothers began receiving messages from out of the way Australian ports that their sons and husbands had arrived 'Concluded on Page Nine) WEBER GIVEN FINE BY FEDERAL JUDGE Cleveland. Mar. Judge Err.crich B. Freed yesterday fined Arthur F. Weber for riefrayd- ing the government of S45.010 in personal income taxes and SH.83G in corporation income taxes. The court said the Triplex Screw Co.. of which Weber Is president-treasurer. Is a "one-man Triplex is en- gaged 90 per cent In war work. BLACKOUT PROGRAM REFUSED BY GROUP Cleveland. Mar. An experi- mental Kackout r.tre May 1 was voted down yesterday by the exec- utive committee on civii defense. A .scries of test district will be herd before May 1. and if snccc.-s- ful may lead to a comp'.ete black- out of the city at a future date. War Machine Is Appar- ently Embarked on Des- perate Campaign on the Islands. 1 By MACK JOHXSON' U. r, staff Correspondent Washington. March 23, Japanese war machine appeared embarked today on a desperate cam- paign to sain swift control of Manila Boy and thus ease its over-stretched communication lir.es into the South- west Pacific. Intensity of its "day and night" sir arid ground on the gal- lant little band of American-Filipino defenders In BaUan Peninsula and the Jsiar.d fortresses guarding the bay indicate the attackers have started their long-awaited "do or die" ollensivc. Observers here believe the Nipon- r-se. r.isrrgarriing losses and costs in men find material, are determined to comp'.ete the task before the rainy in late April stifles ths effectiveness of their almost un- opposed air forces. Control cf the harbor In the Far give. Japan a half-way station in the communi- cation routes irorn the Australian theater to Japan. (Concluded on Page Two) LEACH HEARS GROUP Columbus, O., March 28, Judge Charles A. Lracli of Co- lumbus today became the new prcslcfent of the Ohio State As- sociation of Common Picas Jud- ges. Others elected at the annuil convention arc Judge Hector Young, Marion, first vire presi- dent; Judge I-estcr Cecil, Day- ion, second vice prcsirlenl, and Judge Dana F. Reynolds, Co- lumbus, secretary-treasurer, secretary-treasurer. Nazi Spring Offensive Plan in Sector is Hit By WII.MAM R. DOWNS U. P. SlafT Correspondent J.ondon, March 28, Rus- sian surprise attack 220 miles north of the Arctic Circle was be- lieved today to have dashed Ger- man plans for a spring offensive against Murmansk at Olc moment they wcrt to have been cveculed. Soviet troop-s, having been landed behind the German lines in a spectacular land, sea and air operation, woro fighting fiercely along the Gulf of Motovoski, between Rybachi pcr.lr.sub, off the north- western coast of Russia and the pen- insula, the London News-Chronicle reported from Stockholm. MOMOTT radio reported sir raid siiens sounded in Moscow last t.'.jht The British BroadcaMIng Company reported that Moscow was attacked by German planes during the night and two were shot down. Tne German mass air attack on Murmansk Wednesday was untier- ftood to have been the tip-off to tiia Russians that the Germans were. on Page Two)   

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