Morning Avalanche, May 16, 1942

Morning Avalanche

May 16, 1942

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Morning Avalanche (Newspaper) - May 16, 1942, Lubbock, Texas NOW Startsfhe Day On the South Plaint Twentieth Year No UT r K2 Today Lubbockj Texas Saturday May 16 1942 AP Means Stubborn Battle For Kermis Still Raging GermanyL Claims To Have Sunk Two Warships By WILLIAM SMITHWHITE Associated Press Wat Editor were report ed Friday night to be success fully assaulting the secondary German defenses of Kharkov the Ukrainian city which is the center of all Hitlers militarypower in the Soviet south while the battle for Kerch in Crimea still was in conclusive Information from Allied quar ters indicated that the Red Mar shal Timoshenko had broken the GERMANS DRIVES ODT LONDON Saturday May IB f German troops occupied all save the harbor ot the city fit Kerch at the eastern end of the Crimea bill a Russian counterattack promptly drove them out nf the toirn Renters said todajin dispatch Irom German first Nazi line about Kharkov along a front of 40 to 50 miles and even that some of the inward de fenses had been breached Advance Is Continuing This mornings Soviet communi que announcedthat the advance was continuing It reported 250 German tanks damaged thus bringing to more than 400 the to tal destroyed or crippled in three days arid said thaf255 Nazi guns strayed r Of the Kerch position the com munique said only that stubborn fighting was continuing The Germans said Soviet ac counts were hurling into the line reserves weary fr6nv their forced marches from the rear and were leaving the roads littered with their dead and with smashed tanks and field pieces as they fell Movement Is Steady Perhaps most significant of all Russian dispatches stated that the movement of Russian reserves both fi to the Kharkov battle V areas was steady even and ample The German command maintain ed its significant reserve as to the position before Kharkov observ ing only that fighting continued and laying no claim to having halt ed the Russian drive but declared that in the Crimea the Nazis and their Rumanian mercenariesstood at the gates of informants in London declared they had heard rumors that Hitler was so shaken by the turn of events that he had ordered his Tokyo ambassador to make every effort to persuade Ja pan to attach the Soviet flank Stands While great decisions thus stood x in balance in the Russian theater afield the Germans turned up with a claim that along the far north Turn to Page 4 Column 3 Please Woodrow Grocery s Destroyed By fire Mrs Weldon Richardson and two small children narrowly es caped burning to death early Fri day morning when fire destroyed the Woodrow grocery and service station The husband about 25 lighted a kerosene stove in the living quar ters of the store and steped into the stepped into grocery to place his money in the cash register Mrs Rich ardson remained in bed with the children Lubbock firemen who went to the scene at said the place was completely razed by the blaze Richardson carried partial insurance John Nugent assistant said When he discovered Richardson was cut off from a direct return to the living quarV ters He was forced by the blaza to leave the building and at the rear in order to wife and children He then walked a half mile t6 summons help TwE roof had caved in and fireml were unable to cope with the bl when they arrived A trash fire was extinguish at Fourth street and Avenue oclock Friday night KALININ And Oil Fields GIANT BATTLES FLARE ON 1200MILE lo ffnnmwlTe Deported developing on IhejHussoGerman White arrow indicates German campaign conquer all of the Kerch peninsula gateway to the Caucasus Black arrows lo smash at Kharkov and reportedimassive Russian at tacks in Leningrad and Staraya Russiarareas xr itavj stem FourteenDay Delay Of Actual By The Associated Press May 15 The Anny revising its system of inducting men into military serv ice provided today for an auto matic 14day delay betwOen ac ceptance of selective service re cruits and the start of actual In order to them time in whichto wind up their personal r r To Get CjThe t WASHINGTON May TKe Office of Price Administration made things unpleasant for gas hogs tonight by deciding to bla the types of gasoline ration to Eastern mo torists Price A d m i nistratioh Leon Henderson quickly fell in line with President Roosevelts opin ion voiced at a press conference earlier m the day that axtra allotment gasoline cards should be a matter of public i To Issue Henderson bs issued tonwr tioningreco local ratldgit available soon asJ ords cop tioningk and ager srJectidi on as gasoline ra were stipu federal military cement officersand duties depend upon Tune In 1340 Kilocy KFYO AvalancheJournal Station Put YourJ the exemptions did Senators and congress hjitlhe legislators cards entitling gasoline pur s strength of their of woulci be identified esame time OPA em that all applications frjrunorists signed in obtain would be subject to rs o Page 4 Column 1 Please Found Moving Junk Cars NNEAPOLIS May 15 northwest field rtative of the WPB auto yard section sent one of his Ctbrs to a Wisconsin town check on a yard salvaging ipped automobiles Today the dor ivner shot wife Shot son himself Sunday Cars will affairs as civilians selectees have parsed by Army physicians to a temporary reserve and ordered to Of Kharkov Is Japanese Aerial Power Bolstered In New Guinea Effectiveness Of Allied Planes Is Believed By C YATES McDANIEL Associated Press Staff Writer Australia May The Japa nese apparently stung by the ef fectiveness of Allied planes oper ating in the New Guinea and New Britain areas have increased con siderably their aerial squadrons in those strategic territories re ports to today headquarters indicated Further the the Japanese might be having to use inexperienced pilots was seen by an air corps spokesman RemarkableScore r Reporting that bombers on a raid on Rabaul New Britain yes terday shot down seven of 17 Japanese fighter planes which in tercepted them he said that it was a remarkable score for such unes corted aircraft against the ultra maneuverable fighters and that it raised the question of the experi ence of the Japanese pilots One hint of the increased Japa nese strength was seen yesterday in the second of two quick raids on Port Moresby southern New Guinea city Thirtyfive Japanese largest number of air craft in one unit the enemy has ped bombs from a great height af ter 13 fighters strafed the air port in the first short raid The size of the force indicated the great lengths to keep the Allies Moresby as an air operating However did not hit a single objectixe Allied raiders attacking Japa nese bases in New Guinea and New Britain are meeting stronger opposition it was said u tneirmui MacArthurs weeks headquarters reported earlier that y ueeks jongrange Anied bombers slrik ing for the second straight day raided Japanese shipping in Ra bauland returned safely from their brush with the 17 Japanese The iVar will payJ for meals transportationand lodging involved in actual travel by these men back to from Ariny induction stations and reception centers and for their Thef arrangement will become effective June or sooriithere after Officials said the present pro cedure had been subject to some criticism Under it Army centers are directed to grant upon re 10day furloughs to selec tive service recruits immediately Selective SertfifcE Headquarters how that in some instances re quests had been denied and in other cases inductees were unable to pay their transportation home National headquarters noted also that community farewell ceremonies urged by Secretary of AVar Stimson and others as a patriotic gesture would bV pos the revised procedure the new 4 Column 8 Please Will Take On Any Jap Boys H O U S T O N May 15 A twelveyearold frecklefaced towheaded boy walked into the Marine recruiting station and in formed the recruiting officer he wanted to join lip The officer told him to come back in a few years that too young boy started to walk out then turned and asked aint there anv Jap boys that I can fight May OilOrder Barrels Daily Secretary I ekes Request Ignored By Commission By The Associated Press A USTIN May A majority Hie Railroad commis sion today issued an order permit ting production of bar rels of crude oil and natural gaso line daily in Texas during the re maining 16 days of May as com pared to a recommendation of by Federal Petroleum Co ordinator Harold L Ickes In announcing the order signed by Commissioners Jerry Sadler and Olin Culberson Sadler de clared To Supply All Needs This order will supply all the crude needed for making aviation gasoline arid supply sufficient oil to fill all pipe lines oulbound from the state without aiding a select crowd which has been beriefittihg under the the Office of Petroleum The order permitting 13 days of production the last half of the month called for a daily yield of barrels of Sadler asserted production of condensate and casinghead gasoline Y would amount to approximately barrels a day v The announced that nominations of purchasers at Mondays emergency proratiori daily No Figures He added that shutdown days would be Saturday Sunday planes Your Sugar Stamp VoidAfter Today WASHINGTON May 15 UP The OPA reminded consumers to day that stamp their war ration book may not be used to buy sugar after Saturday mid night Untilthen it Will purchaseof one pound but automaticallybe comes grocers rnay not accept a ration stamp once the pe riod which it is designated is After midnight tomorrow and until midnight May 20 consumers must use stamp No 2 in making sugar purchases British Unemployment Is At 30Year Low LONDON May I5 For the first time in 30 years Britains un employment has dropped below the mark Figures com piled April 15 showed male unem ployed were and women Just prior to the war the figures were well over MINESWEEPER SUNK May 15 British planes attacked three German minesweepers off Cherbourg to day sank one left another sink ing and scored direct bomb hits rupted daily production there after until June 1 The permissible prdducUon for the remainder of May compared with six producing days allowed the first half of the month and 18 shutdown days in Aprill At the request of Ickes the commission last month permitted a heavier flow of oil from wells in the Texas and West Central Texas districts Current allowable production has been estimated at approxi mately barrels daily but the commission has released no figures recently Travel ToAldska Is irtpaiiy 15 OT Travel of private citizens to Alas ka particularly of dependent wo men and children has been vir tually forbidden byArmy and Navy authorities because of lack of transportation facilities and the definite hazard A statement of policy on such travel was issued today by head quarters of the western defense command and fourth army be cause of the increasing number of applications of private citizens for permission to go to Naval and military authorities the statement said are discour aging travel of all women and children to Alaska especially southwestern and western Alaska because of the excessive shortage of passenger transportation facili ties the very definite hazard in volved and because subsistence of Alaska is proving increasingly difficult The nature of the mili tary situation has required and will continue to require use of all available space in vessels operat ing between United Slates ports territory of MORE AIR SCHOOLS WASHINGTON May 15 OP The War department formally an nounced ymight authorization for construction of airforce training Madeline Webb To Take Stand In Defense Scarf Used As Gag Is Identified i 3r The Associjlerf Press T Illi Pr Tn Afrr VIEW YORK May i ty Madeline Webb 28 brtmet model on trial for her the slaying of Mrs Susan Flora Reich will fy in her own defense her counsel said today Jacques fense said the former Stilhvaler honor stu dent vould tell her story s would Yier codefendants Eli Shonbrun her alleged lover and JohVi D Cullen was indicated that Shon brun everything in his power to defend Miss Webb The couple exchanged occasional glances during the days proceedings appearing calmthroughout The announcement that the accused trio would testify came as Detective John B Kaiser identified as Miss Webbs a black and white scarf which the state says used as a gag in spying March 5 in the Hotel Sutton Asserting that the scarf was shortly af ter she and her two had been arrested Kaiser said She identified it fay sayine thats A second scarf claimed by the state to have been drawn over the first was identified by Milton Weiss manager of a Bronx cleaning ment as one that had brought there to be cleaned One by one Kaiser identified pliers n pair of scissors and a roll of adhesive tape as ob jects found in Hotel Sut to Page 4 Column i Please ft T TEXAS BOY HELD IN CAROLINAGeorge Clyde 16 at after H Rothrock right m H Hghjay the boy had admitted shooting his mother in heir home Rothrock is holding the boysthreeyearold sister Zina The two children were taken into custody after being involved in a traffic accident HEARING teen r yearold Pearl Matining sits idly in Hamblen county jail awaiFing a hearing on a charge of having shot fatally her husband of three1 Daymen W Manning 35 In the farm home the ievpMissing e Associated EUREKA May 15 A twinengine oh pa trol duty off the northern Cali fornia coast crashed unexplaihed ly into the southwestern tip of Humboldt bay today find sank without leaving trace of its sev en Navy headquarters at San Fran cisco said the crew members Army Lieut Frohlings Virginia the pilot Ensign A C naval re serve New Orleans the copilot J E seaman second class the radio man father is William J Mass Sgt W Andrews Putnam Tex Sgt M Christian Shawn ee Okia Corp S E Shaw Richmond gunner Committee Votes For Joint Tax Returns WASHINGTON May By the margin of three the House ways and meanscommittee decided for the second straight year today that married couples should be required to file joint income tax returns and upwards of of new revenue into the Treasury That tentative decision coming soon after the members over whelmingly refused to grant the administrations request that the income from and local se curities be made taxable brought the prospect of anotherhard fight in both the House and Senate such a provision in the 1941 revenue bill but the House killed it by a vote of 242 to 160 An attempt was made to revive it in the Senate but strong opposition particularly from the community property statcs forced the administration to abandon it Regulations To Be Explained At TrvCity attendance lp tax the capac German Sub AAdcSe Assault in By The Associated Press W ORLEANS May 15 eighth naval district v greatest marine tragedies history of the Gulf of 1 he bytorpedoesV of a cargo vessel J a mile and a half from the mouth of the Mississippi river with death through fire of 27 of the crew members The tnembers were critically or burned with a singleexception All were hospitalized here attack by a German which apparently was 1 the shallow bottom waiting for r the ship to enter the curred Tuesday afternoqn May Fifth Attacked InWeelrS The ship was m the a week and the fourth ship towed into port although 5 badly damaged Three been lost in the previous attacks it While waiting to enter the riv the ship was hit by three torpedoes m rapid arid most of the crew lost never reached water Survivors toVthe windward rail jumped and were picked up in about half hour Jjje Hilton hotel is indicated for the meeting at 11 oclock this morning at which provisions of wartime trucking and delivering regula tions are expected to be This was the report at the cham ber of commerce late S J Cole of Dallas representa tive of the Office of Defense Transportation is to be here and willdo just about all the talk chamber officials The regulations he is to discuss are scheduled to go into effect June been post ponedfrom May 15 included in measure de scribed the reports from Washington as being among the most drastic arid farreaching ency Details Not Known Officials of the chamber commerce who have arranged meeting said franklythey do not know what phases ol the propo sition Cole will They unable to make contact with1 Cole other regional representatives of the constantly inthe effort to reach as many meetings like those to be held here as is possible btfore the effective date of the order However reports to berindicate that a situation akin to panic exists here among those who are going to be affected by the order Those who are uncer which there are as to whether and how the regu lations are going to affect them are even worse tension than thoseijwho are sure of the drastic restraints to be placed on them Because oT the local anxiety chamber officials calledregional offices ot in Dallas late Thursday They were told that Cole could arrange his schedule so as to be here today because he happens to be in West Texas In formants in Dallas said they didnt know when anyone would be Turn to Page 1 Please werenotiaentmed im mediately j Never Saw All the survivors except orierc ririe which struck wjth itsr first torpedo at p m central yar One survivor reported ing the M were taking stations torpedoes struck swiftly ship was out of eventually sinking in 100 feet ot the least the least seriously the sinking Although he had no managetl to hold 11 OHartley o IT S Morgan of a Baptist Convention Held In San Antonio SAN ANTONIO May 15 Dr EHis A Fuller of Atlanta a Baptist pastor who received part of his college education in a Pres byterian school today was elected president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Louis ville He will succeed Dr John R Sanipey whose announced at a meeting of the trustees of the Louisville school preceding tomorrows opening ses sion of the Southern Baptist con vention At the same time tnistees of the Southwestern Baptist Theo logical Seminary at Fort Worth re ceived the resignation of Dr Lse R Scarborough and appointed a committee headed George W MTuert of Dallas to seek cessor Albert of Texas leans Roy McPHersonr of Algiers of the of Goose Creek Texas Ruben Guerr Turn to 4 Column 8 PJeaseJ He Gets Fine V ForHolding Sack ARNOLDS PARK May Is Cronk of Armstrong was fined and costs here for holding the sack State conservation officers told Justice of the Peace Guy Hed rick that John Carroll Armstrong was catching bull leads with a dip to law and placing themin a icld by Carroirs fine Uncle Ef Who would have thought we would ra tioning of get down a n d regulating the of thickness of soles on shoes then has termed the statistical known as the xiltimate consumer should certain ly know a wars going soon we may get bacfcto copper toed can the cop per THE WEATHER WEST wanner Saturday windy in Panhandle and South Plains NEW Scattered mountainsnorth portion Saturday val ley and eastward Saturday after froon lOCAU Vnited WMUitr Barran Temperature at ln he her lwo ci fo paee WorMnThtnyr Today Help The Boy Scouts Salvage Story Oitfum fi ;