Bradford Era, December 24, 1941

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December 24, 1941

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Bradford Era (Newspaper) - December 24, 1941, Bradford, Pennsylvania (feather for Today Occasional Rain} gooictrhat Colder Report on Last Poop She urn 7500 ABC Net Paid Olde** Newspaper In the Rleb Bradford OU Field Associated Press Serries Telephone 3173 NO- 51. (ESTABLISHED 1677) BRADFORD, PA. WEDNESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 24, 1941. 14 PAGES PRICE THREE CENTS hurchill Terms U.S. Entry Into War, Soviet ictories Turning Point in World Conflict aps Land Heavy Force Near Atimonan Enemy Force ------—    Invades U. S. ierce Fight ntinues in gayen (aenean, Filipino Troops Hold Against Kijor Attack British Troops Fight Reds Retake Japs to Standstill City as Nazis Cross River Hongkong Governor Hongkong Bef ender $ Continue Fight With I ndiminished Intensity as Nippon Forces Lose Heavily in Fourth Day of Attack (By the Associated Press) London, Dec. 23—Desperate bands of British, Canadian and Indian troops battled the Japanese to a standstill at Mt. Cameron near the center of Hongkong Island and still German Units Fare Annihilation in Some Points at Front EIS DAMAGED hcW posl,lons on victoria Peak to th. w, .tan offlcl.VHone. PAN,C IS REPORTED kong dispatch said tonight. ♦- % the Associated Press) Wednesday, Dec. (By the Associated Press) Moscow, Wednesday, Dec. 24—Red army troops, swiftly “Fighting    continues along    last    tilers was costing the Japanese    heav- night’s line    with undiminished    in-    ily in their fourth full dav of    fighting    Japanese    landmg    tensity,'* the communique said.    ing. igatyforce near Antimo-    situation    unchanged    But    the    hopelessly    outnumbered    reestablishing direct com- 'n the east coast of    has    a    n«ht ene‘f def*^ers a:so,were Iosln* heavdly munications with the Donets penetration In the central sector in and their situation was acknowledg-vas announced today the direction of Mount Cameron, but ed to be critical.    basin and Leningrad in their S Army headquarters, this penetration has been contained Canadian Commander Killed big winter offensive, today rn I* in Taya bas province by our troop, since early this morn- Ar.Ottawa.announcement^said the announcecJ thp recapture Of ie narrow    land    arm    which    Canadian commander, Brig.    J. K. ~    .    . the main portion of Luzon “Briefly the situation is substanti- Lawson, was believed to ha\e been CrOrbDenevo, 150 miles south 2* southern bulge.    ally unchanged.”    killed, as was his senior staff officer. 0f here, and the withdrawal fighting Continues    °tber    d*5PatcbeS ““J tne    ,    Column    (ii    °* Nazis across the Volk- „ „ , •    last-ditch    stand of the Imperial sol-    (Continued on Page 3 —Column 6) fr fighting continues in th-______ I___hov River in the northwest. Wake Island Fate of Courageous Marines Remains Unknown OPTIMISM STATE D 'mid the communique from ’Doblas MacArthur’* head-referring to the Lingayen int ft>Te the Japanese fen* lit two days have been elite a major push on the against American and Fil-5Bopt. who were declared to them firmly. (flamy is exerting great pres-u Army spokesman said of lapps! battle. flamy is particularly active it manv points throughout r* Bridge Damaged Japanese Fire Oil Industry On U. S. Sailors Agrees to Limit Submarine Crew Misses Men Taking to Lifeboats 7 Per Cent Return from Investments Set by Agreement San Francisco, Dec 23 </P—A    Washington, Dec. 23. (/Pi — The marauding Japanese submarine bulk of the nations petroleum in- A Soviet communique told of the retaking of Oorbachevo. an important railway Junction midway between Tula and Orel on the Moscow-Kharkov railway. Other nearby points including Odoev, farther to the west. also were reoccupied. Nazis Pushed Back In the northwest, dispatches said. the German troops who had been trying since October to throttle Leningrad had been pushed back to the Volkhov, and at some points beyond it. and were facing annihilation Tills river is southeast of Leningrad SIR MARK YOUNG Sir Mark Young, above, was governor of the British crown colony of Hongkong before and during the Japanese siege of that island. Axis Army May J Not Reach Base iijnae* aerial blow of late 5ank an American tanker off the dustry agreed todav to a 7 per cent. ^ of mor(, (hfm 5Q ml,,v the heavy damaging of coast ‘oday- machine-gunned its limit on returns from investments    Oorbachevo like- Iani bridge at Villas!*.    as    thev    »«*    to    lifaboa,s    in    common carrier pipe lines    ^presented    a aah, of more ......... The    agreement    was    made    in    con-    praseniea    a gain 01 more than 50 miles for the Soviets, because at one time the German arm- imperial Pressure Mounts in Libyan Desert Warfare (By the Associated Press) Washington, Dec. 23—Ar unadorned Navy report—“An enemy force effected a land ing on Wake the morning of the 23rd“—put a great question mark tonight over a tiny sand-speck in the Pacific. On the face of it, that line in the Navy’s 16th communique of a 16-day old war. seemed to bode ill for a handful of United States Marines whose defense of Wake Island has contributed to World War II one of its brightest hero stories. Does Not Concede Loss This was the reason for pessimism . Navy sources have freely admitted in recent days that Wake could not be held against any full dress naval assault. But there was reason for '>pfi-misfll. too. The Navy did not concede that Wake was lost and her defenders beaten — and the Navy had been quick to acknowledge the probable lavs of Guam when that distant possession, almost under the guns of Japanese mandated islands, could not be reached by wireless or cable.    , So the hope remained that the tired, sweat-stained Marines were still fighting on the few hundred acres of brush-clad upland on the three isles which together make up Briton V oices Feelings to Reporters Resolute Manner of Both Nations Is Key to Situation NEWSMEN CHEER CHAPLAIN SCHMITT Chaplain Aloysia* H. Schmitt. above, of the United States nary, was the first rhaplain to be killed in action. Chaplain Schmitt, a Roman Catholic priest from Dubuque. la., was killed In the Japanese attack on Hawaii. labor Pledges No More Strikes President Accepts Decision Agreed on bv Con fcrees By the Associated Press) Washington. Dec. 23—Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain, seated at the side of President Roosevelt. told American newsmen today that recent events— the German defeat in Russia and America's entry into the war—had produced a turning point in the tide of worldwide conflict. It was impassible to describe his feeling of relief, he slowly said. to find Russia victorious and the United States and Great Britain standing side by side. It was incredible, he added, and anyone who had been through the lonely months of 1940 must thank God fervently. Reporters Cheer Churchill It was such a press conference as could happen only at a time of grave international crisis, the chief executives of the two great English speaking peoples, side by side, answering1 the eager questions of an electrified group of newspapermen, reporters who had lustily cheered the British statesman when he was introduced to them It was followed by the first of a series of staff meetings, as President SMP. th, longest in the and shfllad nnother tank,‘r- a fighting chance to drive the rn Cairo, Dec 23 .^.-British tanks vaders bark intf) thp sea> is a vital link in the All 40 men in the crew of the nection with a final judgment clos- (By the Associated PressJ Washington. Dec. 23 - President Roosevelt called them- which brou*ht  -----   „----------_    . krAnn. , „    together    the    commanding officers of Wake Island, and that they still had    s    r-manage-    armed    forces    of    the    United ment    conference to an abrupt clase    tne    armed    rorces    or    tne    united ’    todav    bv accepting the points on    States and    Br4taln tn an    efTort to work out a unified strategy for a N.vy men knew. further. th»t if mant- lnrIudlnS a !»«*«* '« "fr<>ln ’jJL*”*1 ** *PrMd *° th* (‘nd'' lh® from    strikes or lockouts for the News Termed Good Low Would Be Great    wh,ch    thf>    conferees    were    in    agree- The whole picture was set against a military situation which found deployed tonight along the coastal 0iJ1I- plain of the blue Gulf of Sirte. on from the Lingayen area.    sunken Union Oil Tanker Monte-    inst a civil action ini whichi the, gov-    -    the Axis Ilm> of retreat more than    Wake was lost, its    capture had cast 8. Army spokesman said the    bello reached shore safely. A few    eminent alleged violation of the    polnt ^    thetr    pffom    to    necircle    300 miles inside Libya, and the odds    the Mikado’* Navy    more than it was    duration* tfready was being repaired,    were injured, but none from rifle    interstate commerce and Elkins acts.    Mof?cow_    mounted hourly against the battered    worth in Uvps planes and warships    As for    the    controversial    closed the first Japanese hit on or machine gun fire.    S500,000.000 Involved    ,    fl    hti rollpd 9]] a,    forces    of    Nazi    General    Erwin    Rom-    ^    sleppless    Marines    had    fought    shop question, a letter the President    n.w%_Axl, fie innumerable bridges they    Tanker    Reaches    Cove    T    Ju*    lce    depart    men.    i    front the soviets said    evfr    their    TrlrK)I’:'    off 13 aerial assaults in the 16 days sent to the conference did not men- to smash in these Is- The Richfield oil tanker Larry’ c ar?Pd T iat ret^r”S tn ° C”m The Red army of the northwest. tan4an l)ase5-    of war; they had brought down an tion it specifically, but William H. Doheny, evidently fired upon by the    Panies fr(*o .subsidiary pipe line    ^ by General    Kirkil|    Meretzkov.    Tile forward imperial units which    unknown number    of hostile war-    Davis, moderator    of    the    conference. ' Troopships Sunk    same marauder, fled to the shelter companies had run as high as 34 harf    WPStward for 50 miles have    astride    of    the    coastal    planes, and had sent to the bottom interpreted the letter as meaning were no official reports 0f a cove without being damaged. Pfr cent- 8 >’ear- Offirial: said that    Tikhvin,    its    starting    place, de- road at aome Points along the gulf two Japanese warships, a destroyer that a new War Labor board would $500,000,000 of payments over a ..     .    . _____ .       and    the    troons    now    effecting    a    link    ann «    rr«u»r    have mrUdiction oter issues lnvolv- Davao area, where the The torpedo which sank the Monied on    the southern    tebello hit the forward    hold, only    Period    of years was involved in ^ Mindanaon    but press re-    compartment not loaded    with gaso-    su^- refugees from other ijne    The men aboard    her wouldn’t    Three test suits were filed    last Points as saying seven have had a chance if any other hold year. These ha^e been dropped ln-•toopships were sunk in had    been hit.    asmuch    as those defendants    are Harbor and    that defense    The explosion was so    terrific it    among    the 20 major companies.    52 taking a    heavy toll of    awakened residents on    shore six    common carriers pipeline companies who came ashore. miles away.    and 7 ether subsidiaries which joined press report said four    fired From Deck    in the judgment. The agreement members of a patrol were ‘ There was a hell of an explosion.” provides that: foe Legaspi sector on the 5aid Bill Srez of Westville, Mass..    7    Per    Cent.    Is    Top «Qth of Luzon Island. one    Qf the rescued    seamen.    “I    None of the pipelines may    pay, at Atimonan is the kno-gr they fired on us from    the    directly or indirectly, to any shipper- * Japanese have attempted deck. The fellows in the other boats owner during any calendar year more kl8n&-    were subjected to machine gun fire.” than 7 per cent of its share of the y spokesman declined to But the marksmanship of the valuation of the pipe line property foe total force involved, but japanese seemingly was as bad as In as determined by the Interstate *- most of their other attacks on Commerce commission. m Page 14— Column 2) American shipping off the Califor- Excess earnings by the pipelines spite cruel blizzards and temperatures 22 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. (Continued on Page 14 — Column 3) (Continued on Page 3 — Column 6 28th Officers Face Transfer from Unit Boy Dies in Blaze Over Age Officers lo Be Promoted and the troops now effecting a link and a light cruiser. across the plain were expected to    _ be an effective stopper to any Axis attempt to leave the highway and try to escape westward by desert trails. Pressure Increases A headquarters communique put it this way: "Throughout yesterday the pressure upon the enemy holdings covering Bengasi was steadily increased by the arrival of reinforcements, jvhile our mobile columns had reached the coastal plain of the gulf of Sirte south of Bengasi. have jurisdiction over issues mvolv ing the closed shop. I Points Outlined Employer representatives in the forces continuing their Russian and Libyan retreats and at a standstill on the approaches to Singapore, but increasing the vigor of their attacks on the Philippines. There was, however, bad news from Wake Island, w’ord that a Japanese force had landed there, but no information as to whether the conference had *aken the position gauant Marine garrison defending that disputes arising from cam- tbat coral pm point had been forced paigns for clased shops should not t0 stirrPndPr Trapped in Closet, Child Perishes be submitted to the board. The points on which the conference agreed were: Tile points of agreement were: 1. There shall be no strikes or Bobby lookout.* during the wwr. 2. All disputes shall be settled by Ottawa, Dec 23. UP Fisher couldn’t wait for Christmas. He had caught furtive glimpses peaceful means of a closet packed with gifts, so 3. The President shall set up a It is now’ reported that along the todfty he went exploring.    War    Labor    board    to    handle    disputes Mr. Churchill, provided with comfortable working space at the White House, had spent the day in a bustle of activity, which included a conference with Lord Halifax, the British Ambassador here, and diplomatic (Continued on Page 3 — Column 2) • •• .    p    p    p    iv    IO    4    i\j    'n    a    V    pvi    wv    u    Him    muiik    nix:    <r    -- -    ■    VV    cl    I    Id    I    TX/I    UVrti U IV liailUir    « J    / 1* •    W    r    $11    j in la owm uap. Pa., Dec. 23 <    whole un* of the enemy’s retreat The closet door swung shut behind This formula designed to guaran- I V I ll I/p ti Kl MUM Division.    wegt of Mekjii tbP countryside Is him- blh six-year-old Bobby was tee uninterrupted war-time mdus- *•" *    ^ 1    v Dies, 4 Hurt fait Explosion lollows Fire 0H(ter Faclorv J Vv/’ ^ 23 f-ipt-0ne Stat* and four others w. tod*y when an explo- *7* by a fire, blew off ^ 7*°*story cement block ^ 1 ll* Hercules Powder (%d littered with abandoned material, prepared for that. "Many Germans and Italians have matches. He had brought trial production was submitted to the conference yesterday by Senator (Continued on Page 2 —Column 5) (Continued on Page 14—Column 6) Fresh German Troops March South Toward Spanish Border Soldiers Parade Through Occupied France; Destination of Troopers Is Unknown was Leo Gross of Orders are coming through daily to this post shifting veteran officers elsewhere. Captains,    majors and even colonels are being moved. The latter include Col. Henry A. Rrning-er. adjutant general of the division who recently was awarded the 40-year medal for service since 1902. --and Lieut. Col. W. E.    Pierce, judge Bern, Switzerland, Dec.    22 (ZP)    armies    are on    the verge    of    complete    ndvoca^p general of    the division. Fresh German troops    are    moving    defeat.    Both w’ere transferred    to the Third down through the west    of    occupied    Travelers    from    France    have    re-    Corps arPa •com    —   France    to the Spanish border, com-    ported a recent influx of German    *pnp    a^e jjmjt f0r a second    lieu- *j7any    Painter.    Plant    ^ent    informants said tonight.    troops into the occupied zone from    tenant    is 30: for first lieutenant, J fa'bp    rutders and    Gross    1 movement, so far not large,    is    the east, but most of these appeared    35. for    captain. 41; major. 45;    gen- tte nj1ng debris M he    the first in this direction since the    to be in    the category of soldiers    be- pral officers. 60. ^nearby millright shop    fall of Prance. However, consider- , ing sent    to rest areas.    -- the fire in the    ab e German military equipment has (This    is deceptive, however.    For * J* housed an acid-    been oiling up on the Spanish bor-    months    before the assault on    the k    ,    .    ov#rfl, months    Netherlands in May of 1940, the ^ ,    der for several monins.    ,    ,,    ,    '    .. C    of ,ha fire    was not    significantly, the movement south-    Dutch were lulled by reports that I. ;'determined.    -as noted just after Adolf    German troops concentrating on i,    three of whom were    Hitler placing himself in command    their eastern frontier were merely blasted    building    M the Nazi land forces, had declared I “resting” after duty in other see- heHoi..    only last Sunday that the German tors). Officers of the 28th those in other field forces, are being shifted to other units if they’re over afife for their Brad#* The War Department recently or- been overtaken by our pursuing The flare of the first match lit Thomas tD-Utahi. associate mod-dered “over age and grade” officers' troops . . .    up    the    beautiful    tinsel    and tissue    —— to be promoted, if    there was a Ta-    -During the    night of Dee 21-22.    of the Christmas gifts . .    .    tConfinuerf    on    Pope    2 Caney, or moved to    another fighting    one of our mobile columns carried Bobby died in the fire. unit where they can be elevated, it out R    raid    on    an    advanced    In    an adjoining closet, unseen was explained bv a    spokesman here,    enemy landing    ground at Agrdabia.    and undamaged, lay Bobby's    own    I -presents—a hockey stick,    ten-    sol- Continued on Page 2 — Column I) diers. tanks and a truck. Column 2 Woman Dies of Shell Splinter Injuries Million Tons Scrap Rubber Available U. S., Canadian War Groups Recommend Removal of Tariff “War Tire*” Made for Civilian Use Washington, Dec. 23 -F — The American consul general at Hongkong reported to the state department today that Miss Florence Webb, a United States citizen, was killed there December 14 by shell splinters. State department records show Miss Webb was bom in Shanghai June 15, 1908 Her father. Percy Dickinson Webb, was an American Perhaps citizen born in Orange. N. J. Previously, in a message dated Pilots Die in Plane Crash Cuban Air Corps Chief Killed on Fog-Shrouded Mountain Akron. O., Dec 23. UP* a million tons of scrap rubber is available for emergency use, Harvey December 19 but received by the S. Firestone declared today.    state department only this morning, This figure is 20 to 25 per cent, the consul general, Addison L. above the greatest amount of crude Southard, reported that none of th©  ______    rubber ever used in the United members of the staff of the con- Removal and coordination of the production S’ates ln 8 ■'"higle year. "With sulate had been injured. America's crude supply imperiled. Roosevelt Endorses Policy as Committees Urge Speed of Supplies as Victory Recpiisite Washington, Dec 23 of all tariff and other barriers which resources of a large part of the con-might impede the flow of war sup- tinent of Europe. We must dem-plies between the United States and onstrate that integration and co-Canada and an “all-out war produc- ordination of the productive ration effort” was recommended today sources of the continent of America and 21 ’ of Andover- front from Norway to the Spanish Gttji -by the joint war production commit- is possible through Democratic pro- Havana, Cuba, Dec. 23. iJP'—Com- tPes of the two countries and en- cess and free consent.” mander Manuel Perez Alfonzo. chief horsed by President Roosevelt.    To    implement    the    committee.*’ Meanwhile there w’ere indications of the Cuban army Air Corps, and in a seven-point statement of statement of policy, the chief execu- from tire* suitable lor retreading, some men in the industry expect civilian consumption to be restricted almost entirely to reclaimed rubber. already production of “war tires.” made of scrap, is underway. “There is a vast amount of scrap rubber—perhaps 1.000.000 tons aside 0.34 Do Anao'er’ front rrom 1X01    ,    North Africa of a long - retarded rapprochement another army aviator were killed policy made public by the White rive said he had asked all depart- which can be reclaimed and used to ’    'er*detained border—and be}on    *    a    rprvnrt    todav- when their nlanp<; crashed Rrmto thp mint committees first ment.s nnri aopncies of the govern-    ease the nre'ent rubber emergency." Kmu***} hospital in “not v °o. and Eugene Bar- between Italy and France. A report j today when their planes crashed House, the joint committees first ments and agencies of the govern- ©ase the present rubber emergency, must be made secure.    frQm    Rome    said    tbp italians, like into a fog-shrouded mountain-top urged speed without regard to cost ment “to abide bv its letter and Firestone stated It was not yet known wnew« ^--««----  i      —    ----- r."*P,Pa ann    \    to    the    border    the    Germans    have    done    long    since,    about    half    a    mile    apart. Sr nd John Churi, troops now being sent to me^         u.„o^r ’ ^sed after treat- were intended for service in Spam- 10 the perhaps involving an attack on Glb" rescue squad took raltar—or for shipment to Nor w-ere sending an ambassador to Paris. (The Italians have shown as a requirement for victory. Lieut. Efrain Hernandez, one of “Through brute force and enslave-Cuba’s ablest Kelly Field-trained ment,” said the president’s accom- spirit. so far as lies within their The president of Firestone Tire power.” He added that a study be and Rubber company, added that made of tariff region and other i his company would produce farm little pretense heretofore of wanting aviators w’ho was flying with his panying statement, "Hitler has legislative measures required to fur- tires, as well as passenger car tires I SHOPPING DAY to Christmas Also GIVE U.S.    Defense BONDS and ‘ STAMPS at STORES • -•=- NKS POST OFFICES hospital. Africa, where th* German-Italian ^ to make friends with the French.) chief, was seriously injured. secured a measure of integration ther the program from reclaimed rubber. ;