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El Paso Herald Post (Newspaper) - January 8, 1914, El Paso, Texas U. S. Forecast: Fair tonight and tomorrow; not much change in temperature. (Details on Page 5.) VOL. LXI, NO. 7 EL PASO, JEXAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1941 DELIVERED IN EL PASO 15o A WEEK THREE CENTS. INEL PAS FIVE CENTS ELSEWH3 Çlllp mm A view of cen+ury-old London before the bombing. Arrow at right in the picture points out historic St. Paul's Cathedral. Famous Old Bailey is designated by an arrow at the left of the photo. This is the region that was bombed. These Radio-Telephotos were among the first pictures transmitted from London to New York since the most destructive incendiary and bombing raid of the war on London by the German air force on Dec. 29 put transmission facilities out of order. * * * « * * Read Ernie Pyle's Column About Life in War-Torn London on Page 5 * ' " f • ‘ . , -r[NE^ Telephoto 1 A général view from the air of an undesignated portion of London, showing how the violent incendiary and explosive bomb attack of Dec. 29 gutted whole districts. * jKaSB:«-;3AS^!98a¡ tossissi fc-\Ävi ¡IfÉÉt Ç * *.x|pwa Thomason Announces Latest Schedule By June 15 of this year there will approximately 27,414 officers and men stationed at Ft. Bliss, making it the greatest single military camp in* the Southwest, U. S. Representative Thomason said in Washington today. Mr. Thomason’s figures were based on latest War Department schedules. The total is some 2000 greater than the number fixed as top strength for Ft. Bliss several months ago. January arrivals at the post will total 4813 men, and by Feb. 1 the strength of the post will be- 16,114 iri^n, he said. An additional 5777 men of various outfits are scheduled to arrive during February, and 1392 during March. During the first half of June another group of 3490 men will be assigned to Bliss, bringing the grand total to . 27,114 enlisted men. British Relax Blockade To Feed French By Associated Press LONDON, Jan. 8.—The British government has agreed to a personal request from President Roosevelt to allow clothing and foodstuffs for children in unoccupied France to pass through the British blockade, it was disclosed today. The consent was given with the understanding that the distribution would be under the direct supervision of the American Red Cross. In Washington the American Red Cross announced that it was planned to dispatch an American ship late this month loaded with condensed milk and other relief supplies for unoccupied Franee and a consign-(Continued on Page 12, Col. 6) Barnum Was I Proving that Barnum, the showman, was right when he said “There’s a sucker born every minute,” Robert J. Boltz, pious Philadelphia “financial wizard,” fleeced high and, low, rich and poor, with an amazing investment scheme. Read about discoveries made after, he disappeared recently in a series of absorbing news dispatches. Starling Tomorrow In The Herald-Post Another EXCLUSIVE Herald-Post Feature Predicts More Defense Projects At Ft. Bliss Additional defense construction projects at Ft. Bliss “are bound to come,” Lieut. Col. Barlow Winston, constructing quartermaster, told the Kiwanis Club today. Ft. Bliss construction began with a $3,046,000 contract, and now totals (Continued on Page 12, Col. 6) Of Ft. Bliss Men Tays Place Will Be Ready By Feb. I The ..El Paso Housing Authority expects to have apartments in the Tays Place housing project available for families of non-commissioned officers at Ft. Bliss by Feb. 1, George Webber, Authority chairman, said today. The Authorit:/ met last night with Maj. Gen. Robert C. Richardson Jr., Ft. Bliss commander, his aides, Mayor Anderson and County Attorney Guinn to consider use of the Authority’s 311 Tays Place apartments for Ft. Bliss housing. General Kichardson asked the Authority to make Tays Place avail able for non-commissioned officers being moved to El Paso permanently. He said the First Cavalry Di vision is being concentrated at Ft Bliss, and that the move is not a one-year training program. The Authority assured Genera Richardson that it will see that hous ing is made available. Mr. Webber said he is confident that the Authority can obtain ap (Continued on Page 12, Col. 3) 'T’HE HERALD-POST will receive contributions for the * Greeks whose magnificent stand' against the Italians has aroused the admiration of the world. The money received will be turned over to A. J. W. Schmid, chairman of the drive for this section. He in turn will send the contributions to the Greek War Relief Association in New York, which seeks $10,000,000 to be used to relieve suffering behind the lines. The El Paso Greeks haVe raised $1300 in the City and $1500 in the territory, making a total of $2800 toward their goal of $10,000. There are but few Greeks in El Paso, however, and practically all of them are American citizens and long-time residents. They need help, from the lovers of freedom, which means every Southwesterner. Send in your contributions to the cause of this heroic little nation. Unless otherwise ordered, they will be acknowledged in these columns. ÍS*>:í->S:í. iäpäm ÄSf - ... ' . —INEA..1 Explosions in the vicinity of St. Paul's Cathedral in London which surrounded the dome church with smoke as the buildings in the foreground smoldered and blazed. : SÇ|âlÂi F. R. Orders Warships Manned At Full Strength, Sets Up New Fleet Separate Atlantic Force Created; Commands Shifted, Numbers Boosted By United Press WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.—President Roosevelt today directed a sweeping re-organization of the U. S. fleet and ordered each warship to be manned at full wartime strength. Mr. Roosevelt also ordered a wholesale shakeup in the naval high command and authorized an increase in the active enlisted strength of the Navy from 192,000 to 232,000 men. ---* That* will give each warship 100 per cent of wartime strength. The pres- Bliss Needs More Housing Over Period Of Y ears Ft. Bliss officials today were assembling accurate data on the number of Army officers who will need housing in El Paso, following a meeting between Major Gen. Robert C. Richardson Jr., Mayor Anderson, E. H. Simons, manager of the Chamber of Commerce, and Ed Heid, chairman of the military affairs committee of the chamber. At the conference Army officials pointed out that the housing problem .in El Paso may last indefinitely unless some solution is found, since the defense emergency may require concentration of many extra troops at Ft. Bliss for years. Officials pointed out that the selective service program is for five years, that new defense construction at Ft. Bliss will last five years, and that it is logical to expect heavy troop concentrations at Ft. Bliss for years to come. Officials said General Richardson has reason to expect that the First Brigade of the First Cavalry Division, now scattered among (Continued on Page 5, Col. 4) German Munitions Train Explodes By Associated Press BUDAPEST, Jan. 8.—Explosion of a German munitions train which crashed ii)to another train on one of the three main lines from Hungary to Rumania damaged a large part of the town of Berettyo Ujfal-yu today and wrecked the tracks. Repairs probably will take weeks. The town is near what used to be the Hungarian-Rumanian frontier before Rumania ceded Transylvania to Hungary, and is about midway between Pospokladany and Nagy-vard. (This route has been used by the Germans to move heavy troops reinforcements, reported as high as 600,000 men, through Hungary into Rumania.) ent complement is only 85 per cent. Secretary of Navy Frank Knox announced the President's naval reorganization orders. At the same time he said that he does not believe that the United States can detach any more destroyers from its forces without impairing the fleet. He emphasized that he was voicing his personal opinion and that he did not determine the policy of the United States. Great Britain received 50 U. S. destroyers in return for leases of British bases in the Atlantic. Under the re-organization plan, which takes effect Feb. 1, three fleets will be set up in the Atlantic, the Pacific and Asiatic waters. Each (Continued on Page 14. Col. 6) * WPA Worker Injured When Auto Rolls On Him Walter Tyra of 702 Myrtle avenue was taken to Hotel Dieu this afternoon after an automobile had rolled off an embankment above where he was working and struck him. He was suffering from back injuries. Mr. Tyra is a WPA worker. He was working in a pit near 1401 Los Angeles street when he was knocked down by the car. He was taken to the hospital in a Peak-Hagedon ambulance. English Surround Port Of Tobruk British Mechanized Forces Push West By Associated Press LONDON, Jan. 8.—British mechanized units have progressed west of Tobruk, and that Libyan port is now cut off, except for the movement of small patrols, British military circles said today. Cairo reported that the British Army of the Nile was massing men and guns in the Tobruk area today preparatory to laying siege to that major Libyan part. Tobruk, 70 miles beyond captured Bardia, was reported already blocked from the west by British troops firmly holding the Italian-built road (Continued on Page 5, Col. 6) ■■ ... Mexican Newspaper Criticizes President By Associated Press MEXICO CITY. Jan. 8.—Mexico's leading newspaper Excelsior today editorially expressed belief that President Roosevelt’s speech before Congress Monday would have had a more favorable eccho in Latin-America if he had championed economic liberty as specifically as he did other democratic ideals. Excelsior warned against the danger of war economy becoming dictatorship. President Roosevelt’s foreign policy as a whole was supported by Excelsior which applauded his efforts to preserve peace in the New World by “forcing the mortal and decisive battle to be fought in the seas and under the skies of the Old World.” Nazi Bombs Damage Famed Westminster By United Press LONDON, Jan. 8.—The Ministry of Information today revealed that Westminster Cathedral, Wesminst^r City Hall and the Temple have been damaged in recent German air raids on London. By United Press WASHINGTON* Jan. 8.—President Roosevelt today fore Congress a $17,435,528,049 budget “for the total of our democracy,” He served notice that he soon will ask still more to the Axis. Informed legislators talked in terms of $3,000,000 $10,000,000,000 for helping Britain over a long period. such sum today’s budget was all for America—an America in whi< President said “democracy as* a way of life is at stake.’* It is going to cost the taxpayer a lot more to defend this stake than he is paying now and there will have to be many more taxpayers, but Mr. Roosevelt made no specific recommendations for new taxes. The when and how of the payoff will have to be worked out at conferences between Treasury and congressional experts and Mr. Roosevelt said that he hopes that the result will be a completely revised and improved tax system. His broad recommendations seemed to rule out such restrictive taxfcs as sales levies in favor of higher assessments on incomes, particularly (Continued on Page 14, Col. 1) - Death Takes Baden-Powell, Founder Of Boy Scouts By United Press NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan. 8.—Lieut. Gen. Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides and one of the most famous soldiers and military intelligence operatives of modern times, died today at his home at Nysri where he had been ill for weeks. He was 83. (Imperial Scout headquarters in London announced that Scouts throughout the world would attend a synchronized remembrance services for their chief scout, Lord Baden-Poyell, either Jan.' 12 or Jan. 19.) Soldier, sportsman, author, sculp tor, defender of Mafeking in one of the proudest actions in British history, Lord Baden-Powell, nearing 84, had been ill a long time. His love of outdoor life had enabled him to fight infirmity as he had fought (Continued on Page 12, Col, 6) Herald-Post Washington Bt WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. , President in his budget today, recommended the apj tion of $490,000 for complet the Rio Grande ect. The money would be approx to the Department of State, 1 spent by Commissioner L, son of the International " Commission in the fiseal ginning next July 1. In the current fiscal yi was $310,000 appropriated i work. In the same message, the dent made no recommendatic appropriations for the Rio Rectification project This i completed with the money for this fiscal year. The budget also cantaj mate for the expenditure cal year of S6500 «or (Continued on Pafe The United of Austin Pari will have
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