Bradford Era, January 16, 1941

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January 16, 1941

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Bradford Era (Newspaper) - January 16, 1941, Bradford, Pennsylvania Weather for Today Intmnlttrnt Blin. SlowlT Rising Temperature. Tomorrow: Rain. Colder. P,(oiled Report on Last rage 7500 ABC Net Paid urn Oldest Newspaper in the Rich Bradford Oil Field Associated Press Service Telephone 3173 NO. 69. (ESTABLISHED 1877) BRADFORD, PA. THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 16, 1941. 18 PAGES. PRICE THREE CENTS. biter Settles alkout in Five Navy Intends To Build 400 Retired Bishop Dies atoll Factories Small Ship! Says Strikers to Return to Jobs Today After 2-Day Layoff RMS NOT KNOWN (Bf the Associated Press i Detroit. Jan. 15 - Federal dilator James F. Dewey ounced tonight settle-t of the strike affecting workers in five plants the Eaton Manufacturing puny. ending the two-day strike, which Dewey had demanded an la ne* of national defense or-to the Eaton company, were immediately announced. Dewey the strikers would return to tomorrow. United Automobile Workers had called a strike at the -Rich division plant of the y it Saginaw. (Midi* on f demanding that approx!-stir 250 unionists be rehired from previous walkout, Dewrv Insisted Strike End strike spread yesterday to the plants in Detroit, Battle and Marshall. Mich., and Film Player to IT cd House Board Approves Plans to Strengthen Fleet Against Attack MANEUVERS ARE SET Morgenthau Says British Haven’t Cash Enough to Pay for All War Supplies BRENDA JOYCE Screen Player Brenda Joyce is to be married to Owen Ward. Los Angeles accountant. January 18. according to an announcement in Hollywood. had insisted that the W-CIO end the strike, that all be rehired pending final hon of the dispute, and that February company which manufactures engine and automotive reopen the plants. Aawincemcnt that the strike had settled followed a six and one-hour conference among com- Draftees Hear Third Summons Call to Draw at Least 13 Men in Bradford's District (By the Associated Press) Washington, Jan. 15 — A navy request for strengthening the fleet against the men ace of dive bombers won unanimous approval of the House Naval committee today, and admirals immediately sought authority to construct 400 new small ships, including subchasers, escort vessels and minesweepers. The committee recommended without debate a 8300.000.000 program to give the navy'* fighting ships many more “porn porn” and heavier calibre anti-aircraft guns and to provide the men with "splinter protection.” It also was disclosed that the navy intends to equip some ships with "blisters” to protect them at the water line from explosions of bombs which burst alongside — "near misses.” May Boost Shipyard Work Meanwhile Secretary Knox told a press conference that the navy was attempting as rapidly as possible to organize its shipyards for operation 72 hours a week. At present, he said, most yards are on a 48-hour week, with employes being paid Navy Accepts Training time-and-one-half for work in ex- *’ ... ..    «    ■ Institution Located at HORACE M. DEBOSE Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 15 (ZPu Horace Mrllard DuBose. 82, retired bishop of the Southern Methodist church and for 50 years a minister. editor and administrator of Southern Methodism, died at his *home here today. He had been ill almost two years. Bishop DuBose had lived a quiet life since his retirement seven years ago although he maintained an active and intense interest in his church. An ardent advocate of unification of the branches of Methodism, he was a member of the original commission appointed in 1916 to work out a plan of union for the northern and southern churches. Ford Dedicates Recruit School London Has Minor Blitz Air Assault Lease-Lcnd Bill Rivals >/■ Show Put on by Nazi and British Fliers Dravs Thousands to Streets RAID STARTS LATE (By the Associated Press) Harrisburg. Jan 15 —Major Gen-ofUrials. union representatives eral W S. Grant, commanding of-Dewev He said “the settlement Deer cd th# IT S. «»oiy third corps not Tirol vc the AFL contract, area, called upon Pennsylvania to-does it interfere with the status day to supply 4 911 men to be draftily AFL "    ed into a year’s military training Picket Disorders Flared    between February 5 and March 7. The UA W-CIO walked out at the Governor James immediately in-iv plant last November. Sub- structed the draft headquarters to aently, it charged the company break down the total—4.469 whites to honor a rehiring agreement. ant* *42 negroes—so that the 422 local draft boards will have their individual quotas within a few days. The draftees will be inducted, af- cess of 40 hours. Some departments in some yards already are working three shifts, the secretary added, and other shifts will be started in the remaining yards as soon as qpough competent foremen are available. Knox also announced that army and navy forces would hold Dearborn Plant (By the Associated Press! Detroit, Jan. 15—Henry Ford told a nation-wide radio audience today that during the present crisis starting January* 21. Ships Urgently Needed Rear Admiral Samuel M. Robinson. chief of the Bureau pf Ships, told the committee that 280 of the new small craft were “urgently needed’ and that funds for their con- tnother strike ensued Monday. Picket line disorders flared at the it Monday, with five policemen two unionists injured, and ter selection by the local boards, struction would be sought in a forth-ht in a force of 150 state police maintain order. Although the pliant remained with state troopers escorting into the building, sympathy ^ yesterday closed down the approximately 4.100 men. plants, all of which have    - -tracts with the UAW-CIO    Bigger    Than    First    Two    C    adis The UAW-CIO has maintained At least 13 mcn would ** drawn the UAW-AFL. whose contract from D*trict No. 2 of McKean at stations in Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, Harrisburg, Altoona and Pittsburgh. In the two previous inductions, the state was required to supply the Saginaw plant runs unUl May. county, the local draft district, in  i    the third call announced Wednes day by the Third Corps area headquarters of the U. S. Army The estimate is based on the proportion that the local district’s contribution of men in the first two •- calls—12 men—bears    to the    total •L Sfhonblom    Elected suPPlied bv the stat* 4100    since In II J v I    ^ third 0811 will    require    more IO Head volunteers    men than the first two combined.! H r    Bradford    district    is    expected    to . ‘®cbonblatn was elected presi- be asked for more men in the Feb binned on Page 2 —Column J J iremen Ballot joint the Ford organization "wants to do training maneuvers in the Caribbean |everything possible to help America and the president.” The 77-vear old industrialist made the statement in connection with the formal dedication of his new Navy Service school in the grounds of the River Rouge plant at Dearborn. The school, which is to train young naval recruits for technical and mechanical assignments with the fleet and at its bases, was accepted on behalf of the Navy by* Rear Admiral C. W. Nimitz, chief of the Bureau of Naviagation, representing Secretary Knox. Pledges to Aid Defense It was one of Ford's infrequent radio addresses. Flanked by a group of naval officers, with some 200 enlisted men in the background. Ford stood in front of the school’s administration building, his soft hat pulled tightly down on his head and his coat collar turned up against a biting wind, and said: "During this crisis our organization wants to do everything possible tc help America and the president. The Navy being our first line of de coming supplemental appropriation bill. The entire 400 vessels would cost about 5400.000.000. Chairman Vinson <D-Ga) brought out that completion of the 400 craft as well as the rest of the two-ocean fleet now under construction would give the navy* a total of 1,898 ships of all types, including auxiliaries. I Disclosure of the navy's intention , to build the 280 small craft in the immediate future, largely at Great Lakes and South Atlantic shipyards, came during Robinson's testimony on a bill to give the navy authority to spend an additional $315,000,000 (By the Associated Press) London, Jan. 16—(Thursday)—London had a minor bedtime blitz air raid just before midnight and early today — the first air attack after dark since Sunday, but the show put on by the German bombers and challenging British night fighters surpassed any previous midnight performance over the capital. A few insignificant fires flared briefly. The real show tor which thousands poured into the streets to see was the smoky vapor pat terns woven upon the crystal clear heavens by the raiders and the darting, circling, machine-gunning fighters. The raid began at an unusually late hour for attacks on London and the rattle of machine-gun fire overhead indicated the fighters were in action. Other Areas Attacked Hie "all-clear” sounded during the early morning hours. Another alarm about two hours later was preceded by a series of heavy explosions. During the clear interval, the pin-points of distant bursting shells could be seen on London s outer de- j tenses as a new wave of night raiders approached. However, the defenders apparently were so confident in the strength of the new fighter forces and the anti-aircraft Hull Tangles With Critics Of War Bill Treasury Head Presents House ‘Balance Sheep of British Resources FIGURE CHALLENGED ANDREW MAY, LEFT, AND SOL BLOOM Despite their rivalry over the lease-lend bill for aiding Britain, Representatives Andrew J. May of Kentucky, left, and Sol Bloom of New York, prove they are still friends by shaking hands for the cameraman in Washington. May, chairman of the house military affairs committee, led a fight to have the bill assigned to the house military committee, but the house voted to refer the measure to the foreign affairs committee, headed by Bloom, Scarred Ship Enters Port on Own Power Nazi Dive Bombers Fail in Attempt to Sink Huge British Aircraft Carrier in Seven-Hour Attack; I OOiOOO Pounds of Bomb Flung at Big Warship (By the Associated Press) Aboard Aircraft Carrier Illustrious, with British Mediterranean Fleet, Jan. 15—This scarred aircraft carrier, attacked for seven hours on January IO by German dive bombers, came into a Mediterranean port under her own power today.    ♦-•-- Forty to 50 Nazi planes, making .    the heaviest attack upon a single barrage that no sirens weie soun e British warship of this war, flung and the Germans flew away Shortly before the air alarm in the capital, gunfire burst out over one London district. Before London was attacked, raiding Nazi planes were over other areas of England. RAF Attacks Nazi Bases Three bombs were dropped at one midlands town, falling in a cemetery torpedoes at. the illustrious’ sides and 100.000 pounds of high explosive bombs at her flight deck in an unsuccessful attempt to put this newest of Britain’s carriers under water. General Ends Hunger Strike (By the Associated Press) Washington, Jan. 15—Secretary Morgenthau testified before the House Foreign Affairs committee today that the British “just haven’t got” dollars enough to pay for “anything like what they need” in war supplies from the United States. Presenting the much discussed “balance sheet” of British resources here, he said that Britain’s total dollar assets as of January I were $1,775,000,000. Alongside this figure, he placed another, $1,555,000,000 representing Britain’s estimated dollar receipts during the calendar year, and a third figure, $3,019,000,000, the ’ total of expenditures already contracted for during the yew. He left a fourth figure blank, to be supplied to the committee later by the War I and Navy departments. It was the total of what Britain expects to purchase in 1941 over and above what she has already ordered. Then, in explanation, he said: “They can pay this year for what | they have already bought in dollars, but when It comes to finding the dollars to pay for anything like what they need—they just haven’t got it.” His voice dropped to an ominous tone as he reached the last sentence. Morgenthau Backs Bill Tile secretary of the treasury wras testifying in support of the administration’s bill empowering the president to manufacture war implements here, pay for them from the treasury and then lend the supplies to the British to be returned or replaced in kind after the w.\r is over. Officials in other departments said (Continued on Page 9 — Column I) Miners End Strike and recreation grounds and causing dropped scores of bombs on the il-no casualties. As the hostile planes droned high over the midlands, the force of antiaircraft fire appeared to make them fly. in circles in an effort to avoid _    _    „    .    ..    .    ..    Captured    Italian Officer The German pilots, diving head-    Arain. RritUh that Morgenthau’s $1,775,000,000 esti- on, plunged into a great wall of Eats Again, British ^ q{    available    for Ready Tobruk Attack American purchases covered only the  _most easily available wealth. They gunfire: they spattered the decks with machine-gun bullets and lustrious’ port and starboard sides. Seven hours of this violent assault ended at dark. Markings On Planes Seen The German pilots dived so low By EDWARD KENNEDY With the British Forces in Libya, Jan. 15. (ZP)—Gen. Francesco Argentino, the dejected Blackshirt officer captured on the Mediterranean pointed out also that the Morgenthau figures was limited only to the United Kingdom. (Continued on Page 9— Column 4) the Volunteer Firemens mary call than it will have sent QJQ Admits Walkout to tense. 1 teel that' training of for 1941 at a meeting of in the first two. wtwuaiion held last night at Two men. volunteers, are now “wm in Central Fire sta- serving under the initial training call, sent as this districts quota. f p*lcers chosen for the year Ten men are all set for induction t ai ’first vice presi- January 23 in the second summons. ’ t? second vice presi- They also are volunteers. •to n Downs, treasurer; J. C. Five Volunteers In Reserve financial secertary; R. J. Draft officials n. recording secretary; C. ] night that five mute vuiumcuo " arf0, f°reman; H. G. Hulme. have been certified after physical ''tam foreman; William examinations. Men will be used second assistant foreman,    _ ^ B Sherman, trustee Be “Outlaw Strike” (Continued on Page 9 — Column 6) bothers Indicted for Murder 4 Hours After Staging Foray hour* aft    15 'iflPl*‘~t>recisely tanch-hft they had terrorized ***>ur cro*d of mid-Man-kiJled two men ?***    others, two for- were indicted todav on *££? “ Writes. • an assistant district as walking arsenals of at 34th street and Fifth avenue when he refused to relinquish a payroll of $649 Patrolman Edward F. Maher, 52— slain by the younger Esposito as he California, Pa., Jan. 15 {AP).—'The night shift of the Vesta mine of the Jones and Laughlin Steel corporation’s Vesta Coal company mine near here returned to the pit to-announced last night, ending a brief walkout which more volunteers company officials said involved about one-third of the day and night force. Two hundred miners of the night shift of 500 walked out last night, demanding that they be alternated on day and night work. About 200 of the day shift of 700 joined in a sympathy protest tpday, but the mine continued to produce coal throughout the brief dispute, although production was reduced by one-third, the company stated. A company spokesman said officials of the CIO United Mine Workers of America today admitted the walkout was an “outlaw strike" and that the men agreed to return to work. The strike was the third within a knelt over the bandit whom he had wounded a moment earlier during week in this district in a "captive the chase which led through a mine.” a mine owned by a steel corn-crowded department store.    pony which itself consumes and does these young men will vitally benefit our nation. And, when this crisis is over we, can then reclaim these mechanically trained young men in our industries.” School Boon to Navy In addition to the elder Ford and Rear Admiral Nimitz, Rear Admiral John Downes, commandant of the Ninth Naval district; Commander C. P. Cecil, executive officer of the Naval Training station at Great Lakes, IU., and Edsel Ford spoke during the ceremonies. Commander Cecil referred to the school as “a boon to the Navy, especially in that it comes at a time when need for training is so paramount.” Trainees at the school are to come from the enlisted personnel at the naval training stations at Great Lakes. Newport. R. I., and San Diego. Calif. They will receive three months courses in the Ford trade school and the Ford plant. When completed the school will have accommodations for 1.200 men. that    the    markings    could be easily    strand by a British motorboat crew (Continued on Page 2 —Column I) seen    on    their big    junker planes,    three days ago, ended * su y - They dropped bombs all around the    hun*er strike today, swept a tear- flew about    ful e>'e over the barren stretches Plane Forced Down Father Shoots Tot as deck. Bomb splinters the bridge and the rest of the carrier like hailstones; near misses so shook her that it seemed they would hurl her over on her side. The Germans attacked while the illustrious and units of the British  _    Mediterranean    fleet units were es- Philadelphia, Jan. 15. tZP A 16- COrt,ing a big east-bound convoy, month-old baby girl was shot in the and aft€r a British cruiser had sunk Fires into Carriage Argument Ensues of sand and cried out: "For all I care about this desert, Italian Mlip tenets SUS you can have it! I myself am a Canal Guard Finds Jap Ctior ” .1    **”“    wuwuni    ui’pm imf111 tauif.    p«u>    wiuwi    instil    tuiiouuita    o..«    t    m VT r.,,. I") remained under Leonard Welshers. 38. a cab driver, not market the coal taken from the Of firers With (.amora 'n*    B’llpvue foetal and William guard—shot C. Mueller, a bank as they overpowered pit. ""ii    ^    ’STJ*?    French    Heavy    Earth    Shocks t \r.t,^ ^ ' Ul".' were book - hnsmtal MpKhprr in o cpnniK mn-    * Anthony, 35 41 William    k00^'    Hospital.    Weisberg    in    a serious con    .    t - ..... P°-sho, 28. and his dition after several blood trans- Still Rock Island - to the police *a£,J2iS& after They were fusions and an operation. He was also as the shot in the throat. Mueller, wound- Crlstobl. Canal Zone, Jan. 15 Captain Eiichi Sanda and fourth engineer Kenzo Yamanouti of the Japanese liner Tokai Maru were arrested today when a guard notic- head and wounded seriously late today as she lay in her carriage on a North Philadelphia sidewalk. Detective Patrick McDevitt said the child’s father fired five pistol shots into the carriage after an argument with his estranged wife, who had taken the baby out for an airing. Only one of the bullets struck the baby. The father disappeared into a crowd. McDevitt quoted the mother, Mrs. Winifred Braun. 32. as saying her husband and another man walked up as she stopped. An argument followed, McDevitt said, and the husband shouted at Mrs. Braun: "Do you dare me to shoot the baby?” He drew a pistol and fired before she could stop him. the detective said. the 642-ton Italian destroyer Vega. At 12:30 on January IO the marine bugler sounded the warning and a voice over the loudspeaker system called out: “All hands to action stations.” Flash Envelops Ship I reached the bridge just as a big German bomb struck the ship. poet.” British officers, who pressed food and drink upon him agreed that the desert itself was certainly not worth fighting for. His reserve broken, Argentino talked on almost amicable terms, though with a lump in his throat. He was the commander at Sidi Barrani. Egypt, first Italian stronghold to fall in the British onslaught, but the tears came w’hen he referred to the fall of Bardia, Libya, an even greater defeat for the Fascist forces. Argentino made his escape from After Ocean Landing (Continued on Page 9—Column 3) 1Continued on Page 2 — Column 5) Snowstorms and Cold Impede Military Activity in Albania Rio De Janeiro, Jan. 15 (ZP)—The Italian transatlantic mail plane Ibayr sent an SOS this afternoon after coming down on the Atlantic Ocean with IO persons aboard about 300 miles off Fernando Noronha, Brazil. The tri-motored plane was forced to land when a motor ceased functioning several hours after it left Natal, Brazil, for Cape Verde, Africa, and Europe. The call for help was reported by officials of the Italian trans-Atlantic line in Recife. The plane carried four crewmen, four other airline employes returning to Italy from another plane, and tw’o passengers. (Italian planes have been used regularly since the war began to ferry German and Italian officers between Europe and South America.) and wrote. Ger,lianV Wants Vienna "where the Melbourne, Australia. Jan. 15 ed an unloaded’small camera showed in the shoulder, was said to be —Tile heaviest earth shocks in 30 jng in a bundle of laundry Yaman- u lhe ieg dunng like 5^n' tele yesterday ’ or*    WM    ^ten    mime IT Poke* and blite . 'hen sub^u^d partment was considering the possi-ers    bility that a third man may have their mad foray been involved in the crimes. V £iau    “There    must    have been a finger 4 co,^ 35’ onager man in this.” he said, adding that *8/' ~~sho: to death he was investigating the source of not seriously hurt. Police Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine revealed also that his de- ---- ..V ~ r.o nm niNflUiiN utr    v*    »w office building the six guns the Espositos carried, distance from the island. years still shook Rabaul island at outi was carrying out of a state-the northern tip of New Britain r0Om as the ship proceeded through today after a day and a half of the Panama Canal tremors. Tile island is in the Bls- while the New York-bound liner marck archipelago north of Aus- was held at the Ga tun locks, the tra]ia    men were arraigned before Judge Some houses and plantations were Edw*ard Tatelman. They pleaded damaged. The cen*^r of the dis- guilty to \iolation of an order for-turbanee was believed to be some bidding the use of cameras in the zone and were fined $25 each. Fire Causes $125,000 Damage iii Rockwood Rockwood. Pa., Jan. 15 (VP).—Damage was placed unofficially at $125,-000 today from the fire which destroyed two business buildings, damaged others and menaced the entire business section of this Somerset Athens. Jan. 15 opt.—Snowstorms    This line operated, he severe cold impeded military    Tnlv^ruts    frozen    on    As Fashion Conter operations in Albania today, but the thg mountainsides ”    - government reported Greek war-    unfavorable    weather    limited    Washington, Jan. 15    (ZP).—The riors again drove back their Italian    fighting along the    entire Albanian    Commerce department    said today foes in a thrust toward Berati.    front to sharp local engagements, that Germany was seeking to have Greek sources said the Italians, the Greeks said. Both Italian and Vienna supplant Paris as the world after two unsuccessful counter- Greek planes were reported fashion center. attacks, withdrew to attempt stands grounded.    The department reported that an in areas affording “naturally forti-    Fascist positions    in the    coastal    attempt first w’as made    to put Ber ried” positions north of Klisura. sector, where a Greek force recent- Un ahead of Vienna in fashions but which fell last week.    ly claimed heavy gains in a drive "the public response was negligible.,» An Associated Press correspond- on Valona, the only southern Al- "German authorities now main- countv community before it    was    ent at the front reported “rickety    banian seaport remaining in Italian    tain that as a result of war cie\eiop- hroueht under control after a    five-    old cars and farmers with trains    hands, were said in Greek dispatches    ment, Pans has lost its position as a hour battle bv 125 firemen.    of stubborn mules”formed a supply    to have been subjected to heavy ;    world center of fashions and that hour battle by —    .    ,    ...    .. fire broke out in the two- line to move food and ammunition artillery’ fire. The story J. D. Snyder bakery. to Greek soldiers. Artillery activity was noted also in the Klisura region. this title has been acq uired Vienna,” the report said. by ;

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