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Miami Daily News-Record (Newspaper) - July 3, 1942, Miami, Oklahoma Ottawa County s KtO 6 PublNhed Every Evening Except nnd Sunday f A A A XT TTTT 3 i hy Miami 1H KID A JULY Office of Publication A Slrcet and Plrrt Avenue Crush Axis Attack On El Alamein r German Drive Reported Checked Along Kursk Front Russians Gaining Upper Hand After FiveDay Struggle Hitlers Command Attempts to Find Softer Spot for New Offensive Operations Reds Declare Fighting Continues in the Streets of By HENRY CASSIDY July greatest tank battle of the current German with hundreds of ma chines engaged on both is in progress east of Kursk while 75 and 100 miles to the south Nazi shock troops are attempting to outflank and separate the Russian central and southern Soviet military dispatches reported The battle on the Kursk front began Wednesday morning with an attack by about 200 German the dispatches These were hurled and mass en gagement began at noon that Red Positions Strengthened The Germans have tremendous and in the thick of battle the Red army has managed to crease the fortifications of its alreadystrong said Red the army Few details were but the Russians were said to have re captured several a key front in the pres ent is about 280 miles south of Moscow and 125 miles north of To the the new German thrusts were in the Belgorod and J Volchansk 50 85 miles north and northeast of At these roughly mid way in the battle line from Kursk to the Germans were admitted to hold numerical super Before Volchansk the Ger mans were acknowledged to have broken through temporarily at some points With small groups of No Real Gains Reported Red Star said they had made no real being exterm inated or driven back to their pre vious At Belgorod the Germans were reported thrown back to their original starting place by the fierce resistance of Soviet artil lery and infantry supported by tanks and German losses in both areas were described as extremely A Russian communique at noon declared that at the Crimean city of which the Germans claim to have taken after a bitter Continued On Page Two Japs Capture Rail Center of I Hwang July The Chinese high command acknowl edged today the Japanese capture of important highway citjf in Kiangsi province SO miles Mouth of This indicated the invaders were pressing an attempt to trap a large force in a semicir cle south of the ChekianirKiangsi railway which the Japanese claim ed to have captured fully two days A Chinese army ask ed whether the Japanese had closed the gap of 30 to 50 miles which the Chinese had held in thn it is likely gap is still in our ALEXANDRIA July IS RAIDED CT1 planes raided the Alexandria area yesterday for the third time in four An Egyptian govern ment communique said eiprht ner were injured and slight dam age THE WEATHER OKLAHOM Scattered thun dershowers except in Panhandle today and tonight little change in temperature today and thiinder showers tonight and In north this afternoon slightly warmer east portion slightly cooler ex treme northwest KANSAS Thundershowers east this afternoon and tonight little change in temperature except slightly cooler extreme northeast Temperatures in from 4 p Thursday until 2 oclock this 4 fi 8 30 Midnight 1 2 88 I 4 m 881 6 83 8 78 10 70 tig 73 78 74 71 1 Noon 82 2 m 84 Bremen Target Of Third Raid Within A Week July air minisliy announced today that German attacked for three limes in a was blasted overnight again by a powerful force of 1lrirtecii raiders failed The weather was good and many fires were left the air ministry One enemy night fighter was Scores of Canadian pilots joined the British bombardiers in tire at tack on Bremen and said it was the most satisfying of recent Fires were so fiercely when they reached the target that it was like aiming at a patch work they Canadian gunners were reported to have shot down at least one of the German night fighters whose numbers were said to have been higher than during any previous Nazi air fields iVBelgium and the Netherlands were singled out as the targets of other raids and command Hudson bgmbers attacked German shinning off the Dutch it was REMEMBERS EMPLOYES July late Burdettc Tomlin al ways told his employes he wouldnt forget he The president of the New Jersey Silica Sand company in his will named 40 employes as the chief beneficiaries of his leaving them the majority stock in his Each is expected to receive stock valued at Army Bomber Lands on New Flight Strip A United States Army bcmber lands on a newly completed flight a concrete strip feet long and 150 feet located at an undpsignated spot along the eastern The strip will serve as a base for interceptor as well as dispersal point for long range planes carrying sup plies and soldiers patrol at NBA TELEPHOTO PRESIDENT PUTS WEIGHT BEHIND FARM FUND ACT Chief Executive Hits sure Group Tactics in Delay on Approval July President Roosevelt stepped into the congressional scrap over the deadlocked agriculture appropiia tions bill today assail pres sure group tactics and declare that the only real issue involved was whether the government should be free to use its feed re sources to produce food for war time He strongly supported the ad ministrations demand that Con sale bushels of wheat for feeding pur poses at prices under lloosevejt gave his views in a letter to leaders of seven labor and religious who had written to him June 20 in behalf of the wheat proposal and in support of larger funds for the farm security The farm appropriation bill has been firmly deadlocked because of inability of the Senate and House to agree on selling wheat for feed ing The authorization to sell some Continued On Page Two List of Britains Revealed July British light cruiser four British destroyers and one Polish destroyer were lost in the recent effort to reinforce Malta and British forces in Libya be fore they were pushed back into it was announced officially The loss of the ships was an nounced in Commons on JuVie 23 by Clement dominions secretary and deputy prime min but he did not then identify Besides the the destroyers were the British Airedale nnd the Polish General Quapaw Plant Engaged in Production of Small Calibre Artijlery Praised General Quapaw manufacturing company engaged in production of small calibre ar tillery has been com mended for its war effort by Merle new head of the Louis ordnance Colonel who recently suc ceeded Lieutenant General since assigned to is the 1 ammunition specialist of the United States The ordinance officer made the following statement in Louis about the Quapaw firm and a Louis plant Two companies come to mind that are important producers of small calibre artillery the Lincoln Engineering company here in Louis and a little com pany down in known as General Bothof these firms have en deared themselves to us quite as inuch because of the technical con tributions and the assistance they given freely to other pro ducers as for their actual of Colonel Davis statements came oh a radio broadcast and public relations officer for the Louis ordnance said in a letter to General Power It is hoped that Colonel Davis remarks met with the approval of your The entire person nel of the Ordnance district con curs him in the opinion that your companys contribution to the war effort is deserving of piesident of the Quapaw said he appreciated the officials His company is operating on a 24hour seven days a Our prouctipn has increased over 500 nercent within the last few Root The resident inspector on the General war project is Grady Colonel Davis has been chief of the Plans and Statistical section of the ammunition division in the Washington Ordnance office since Prior to that he was supervisor of the procurement of artillery ammunition for two Probably Colonel Davis is bet ter qualified than any other man to judge the accomplishments of manufacturers whu are producing Flying With Months of Achievements Behind To Join S Air force in China July epic story of the Flying a thrilling talc of achievement by a handful of men against overwhelming ended today with the dissolution of the Ameri can volunteer Its with the promise of more and worse headaches for the begins tomorrow when the daredevil corps joins wings with States the regular United army air force in The final chapter in the unique story of the volunteer one of the most sensational of the whole was a singularly hu mane document issued today which reviewed their their their Only at the end did the official history hint of the Flying Tigers sacrifices in offering their ser vices in a faroff country against a powerful Some of the it said have wives and children in America and miss them quite1 a Destroy 284 Jap Planes From the time the AVG first went into battle on 1941 than seven months the announcement said its fliers shot down or burned on the ground 284 Japanese planes probably destroyed almost as many more and was responsible fox what is believed to be the demoral ization of the Japanese force in j This was the record of a group which never had more tliamf25Q of whom only 15 in action and another nine in ac The reviews explanation for its spectacular record was that each man was a specialist in a stream corps of extraordinary spirit which exerted efforts far beyond been Besides Japanese which the AVG did with a daring and skill which drove the enemy to cautious night opera it fitted out its little fight ers as bombers and served as ail scouts for the Particularly when the Japanese pressed from Burma Western China with a suddenness and power which surprised the Chi the summary it was only due to the AVGs continuous Continued On Page Two WAR BULLETINS July from Berlin said late today thai German and Italian troops were within 15 or 20 miles of Alexan dria and that the Battle of Ei Ala mein was already regarded as with the British in retreat toward Ihe Nile There was no substantiation of these reports from any other source and nothing to this effect was broadcast over the Axis radios to the United SAN Costn July 2 A German sub three torpedoes Limnn at 8 sinking a United Stales merchant vessel which was unloading cargo at killing several crewmen nnd Costa Rican stevedores it was officially announced From German Broad July British bombers made n daylight raid yes terday on German com munications and industrial at the Danish inflicting some losses on the the German high command announced The high command said the Brit ish lost two bombers in the Flens burg raid and 14 in an attack last night on Bremen where fires broke especially in residential It added civilian losses at Bremen were RKKLIN From German Broad marinc launched July other Axis through Ihe and troops have broken Russian front on n width of nearly 300 kilometers about 185 the German high command announced communique did not lo cate the section of the front in It that German and Italian troops in the south repelled local attacks by the Red army and that Red army lank brigades had counterattack ed on the 300kilometer only 1 to suffer severe Men tVith Minor Defects Will Be Called By Army July The army announced intention to day of starting the induction of regular quotas of men placed in the deferred 1B selective service class because of minor physical Beginning men with only one eye or complete deafness in one among will be inducted for limited military ser provided they otherwise meet They will be assigned to duty with corps area service commands and the War department overhead and thereby release an almost equal number of fully qualified soldiers for service with task under the new stand will be limited to those with minor physical defects are able to bring to the army a useful vocation which was followed in civil the War department Men found upon reexamination to be qualified for full military service will be inducted as 1A Among those now classified as 1B who would be under the new ruling for limited service status arc men whose weight and chest circumference do not meet lS standards but do not fall in class 4 who have minimum 20 400 sight in one or both eyes if correctible with glasses to 2040 in either eye whose hearing in one or both ears is not less than with complete deafness in one ear if hearing in the other is 1020 or better who have insufficient teeth if the de fect is correctiblo by FIRE RAXES WAR PLANT Fire followed by explosions heard several miles away destroyed the war production plant of Hagin Frith and Sons early Jfoday in suburban Abington No one was reported The explosions were stud to have been caused by chfcniicals used in the companys FOURTH OF JULY WORK DAY FOR WAR FACTORIES Safe And Sane Holiday Ex Cities Plan Celebrations BY THE ASSOCIATED IliESS A nation fighting to protect the freedom it won in other wars cele brates tomorrow its first wartime Fourth of July in a quartercen tury under conditions that may make it really safe and Most war factories will hum many fireworks have been aban doned on the populous east ern gasoline rationing will keep the greater part of the areas motorists off the many of the residents of the 17 gasstarved At lantic coast states plan to make their usual holiday trips by train or and some mostly in the Midwest are to stage huge fireworks but travel generally will be in the form of parades and fireworks in the form of r Army that fireworks displays nnd large gatherings might present opportunities for token air raids and for saboteurs and actual bans on such celebra tions on the East and West coasts as well as he Gulf slates indicated that those areas would observe he holiday In the nations Washing tons annual municipal fireworks display was cancelled and it was announced that work would go on in all government offices connect ed with the war Big Events Inland in some cen tral and southwestern where the danger of possible air raids is less than that on the many big events were Continued J3n Page Two FDR SIGNS VAST SUPPLIES BILL CASH AIDS AjRMY President Roosevelt has signed into law a vast ap propriation bill for the War de partment containing funds for thousands of new tanks and guns and money to equip an men by next army of July Congressional action on the big the biggest in history was completed by the Senate and House two days ago in less than 35 Sponsors said the legislation would help the nation build the bestequipped and largest army in its For reasons of mili few the money would made But the House details of how be spent were appropriations committee did say that would be available for the air presumably about planes to help achieve President Roosevelts goal of 000 new aircraft this year and in The President also gave his ap proval to five other supply bills Interior Justice and Commerce de partraents Labor Federal deficiency and Allies Push Nazis Then Strive To Wipe Out Foe Battle of Egypt Raging Less Than 70 Miles from Alexandria Again Today After Germans Are Forced into Planes Bomb Tobruk at By EUWAKD KENNEDY July battle of Egypt was re joined with unrelenting fury today west of El Alamein in the bottleneck of the coastal approach to the Nile with the resurgent British Eighth army striving to exploit its first successful counterstroke since the Axis invasion Following their repulse in the El Alamein area yes terday the Axis forces fell back to positions some three or four milesto the west to The German and Italian forces under Rommel the Fox were forced to retreat last evening after a general assault on El less than 70 miles short their main was The battle seemed to have been constricted to the in the immediate vicinity of El and there were no indications of enemy movements on the noi edge of the Qattara Heat So Intense Pilot Burned Hands Over India July dra matic story of dodging Jap fight er planes and towering mountain peaks and of battling desert heat was unfolded today by a pilot home from the farflung airways of Asia and Bob 22yearold for mer University of Washington law came without injury through thrilling aerial experiences with overloads of freight and hu man In onetime armypilot shifted to the transport ser refueled at a temperature of 145 When he took the throttle handles were so hot he hadjtfo hold wads of paper over thehfto operate the The chunky flier made 11 flights to Burma air fieldto take out He flew three hours over a mountain range at feet after his copilot became unconscious in the rareified Now hes home on a months We were ireight into some mountain fields I cant tell he related at his parents home If we we could swing down into and take aboard I dont know how many I carried but I took off on one trip with 69 of them and their baggage packed into the Of one high flight with out oxygen he related My Ridge passed out at He just hung in the scat for three hours with his head on his The ra dioman went back in the cabin and didnt have strength enough to crawl I only kept conscious by fighting all the It was just like driving a car cant with its supposedly im passable lies some 30 miles It and the Mediterranean shore form the sides of the bottle neck through which any eastward invasion on the rich Nile valley must Supply Lines Arc Pounded Yesterday the now being considerably struck out at the flanks of the Axis drive on El and with nightfall the buttressed by the South African air force and the United States army air struck out anew at the enemys immediate rear as well as vitalports for sup plies and American manned by American took in one when youre so sleepy you stay It was terribly There was ice all over an inch and a half of it over the and the prop kept throwing chunks of it against the It was full of dents when I came Where Do I Go From Here Any old port in a storm but not this are probably the thoughts of mascot of an illfated as he sits forlorn and puzzled on ladder as water rises in his sinking United States Coast Guardsmen rescued him from this sink or swim pre OFFICIAL COAST UARD PHOTO FROM NX A of the heaviest bombardments of Libyan Throughout yesterdays battle and shtittlfti over the land viding invaluable backing for the defenders and attacking Rommels It could assum ed that this offensive continued First Loss for Rommel It was the first reverse met by Field Marshal Erwin Rommels GermanItalian army since it surg ed across the Egyptian border fol lowing the capture of Tobruk June British headquarters said the enemy had suffered sharp losses and declared that imperial defense positions at El some fi5 miles from were hold ing The Axis a communique followed a day of heavy fight ing during which Rommel launch ed an allout west on the assault from the British line at El Enemy Withdraws Our mobile and armored foices counterattacked the enemy inflicting tile bulletin re and after an armored hat tie the enemy leaving our positions Advices from the front indicat ed that British reinforcements be ing hurled into the struggle had played an important part in the flanking which were part of a carefullylaid defense One British composed of tanks and mobile was said to have swept around Rom mels right flank late yesterday afternoon to strike the Axis forces in the Both Sides Shooting Works Both sides were reported throw ing everything they had into the Continued On Page Two S Nazi Face Four Charges July Four formal including violation of the law of two articles of and were filed today against eight al leged Nazi saboteurs arrested aft er they had landed from German The first of law of that tlm eight prisoners being enemies of theh United States and acting for and on behalf oC Ihe German Reich a belligerent enemy secretly and covertly in civilian contrary to the law of through the military and naval lines and defenses of the United along the Atlantic and went behind such lines and defenses in civilian dress within zones of military opera tions and for Ihe pose of committing acts of sabo espionage and other hostile and in particular to destroy licrtain war industries wfr utili ties and war materials within the United
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