Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Charleston Daily Mail (Newspaper) - June 9, 1940, Charleston, West Virginia WEATHER Local showers and thunderstorms Sunday and Monday; not much change in. temperature. 36 PAGES 'OLUME 94 TBS UN1TKD RJJBSS CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 9, 1940 FIVE CENTS French Yield Before Tank Hordes MEN 18 TO 65 FACING FORCED ARMY DRILL Plan Backed ByPershing War Smoke Death Pall Deal for Arms Seen Dragging U. S. Into Chaos X PRINCETON, N. J., June 8 bill which would re- quire military training for ev- sry man in America between 18 and 65 will be introduced in con- grass, within the next week, 'Colonel Julius Ochs Adler, vice president and general manager of the New York Times, said to- .jSay. Condemning the current system voluntary recruiting for the army and navy as "inadequate dur- Call Million Annually WASHINGTON. June 8 -j military for American youth in peace- time would call -about to the colors annually and cost taxpayers an estimated S750.- the first year, informed sources said todav. Talk of universal training was given impetus by President Roosevelt, who .indicated yester- day that he might be weighing advisability of such a course. For the most part, congress re- acted cautiously to the obviously waiting for public opinion to cn'StalHze. U-BoatGets British Liner Four Men Killed, 300 Are Rescued From Carinthia LONDON, 8 Two hundred survivors of thej torpedoed liner Carinthia were landed at a British port late to- night and 100 others were re- j ported en route to harbor in an- other ship. The vessel, converted i into an auxiliary cruiser, was tor- marine an admiralty announcement said. t General John J. Pershing, above, war-time commander of the American army, an- nounced hipself Saturday in favor of compulsory military training for American men and also advocated United States assistance to the Al- lies. 5ng times of Colonel' Adler j' told alumni and students at Prince-: ton university that the danger to is great and urged sup-? port of the measure. Adler is an officer in the infan- try reserve corps-and was decorat- ed several times for bravery dor- 3ngth> World war. He is active in the Military Training Camps as- sociation which is sponsoring the Compulsory training bill. In outlining the proposal, the New York newspaper executive explained that every male citi- zen, and aliens who have taken put first citizenship papers, who between the ages of 18 and 65 would be required to register for military service. STUDIES DATA Not fleecy clouds of spring over a peaceful seaside Jand- scape, but billows of the smoke of battle on the Franco-Ger- man front. As one draws nearer, the rumble of artillery grows deafening, the hoarse shouts of fighting men mingle with the Two warships which went to the! cries of the dying, shells whine and shriek and the nostrils are Carinthia's assistance tried to tow assailed with the smell of powder smoke and blood. Not pleas- her into port but were forced to; ant rhj, mri-tern warfare cut loose when the ship filled and: ant> Tn'S modern sank. The Carinthia, a veteran of the transatlantic service, was built in J1925. The admiralty said: "The admiralty regrets to an- nounce that HMS Carinthia, Cap tain J. F. D. Barett, an armed mer- chant cruiser, was torpedoed by U-boat and subsequently sank. Two officers and two ratings lost their lives when the ship was hit. The remainder of the officers and the ships' company has been saved." (The German high command earlier today reported the sinking of "an enemy auxiliary cruiser of 14.000 tons northwest of Ireland. L Wide Front Weygand Gives Up Somme Positions Under Fierce Drive Allies Fall Back 15 to 38 Miles i From Aisne to Sea as Foe Hurls i Machines Into Offensive By The United Germany threw 20 fresh motorized divisions and thousands of reserve tanks into the battle bf..France Saturday and by night- fall had forced the armies of Generalissimo Maxime Weycand j (to fall back 15 to 38 miles from the Aisne to the sea. ;--------------------------------------1 The new divisions were hurled at the center of the French" a mrtmTniir ;ilne Powerful tank units had smashed through to Forges ALLIES RENEW BID TO RUSSIA a- strong foothold south of the Aisne in the sector just east i iof Soissons. L estimated that tank, were thrown Into th. battle south Abbeville and that'200 to 300 broke through Financing of Defense, Ban Mapped Turkey Assists in Entente Efforts BUCHAREST, June 8 general staff to- night called more men to the colors. They will report Tuesday. ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 8 Measure to Raise Yearly Adds Taxpayers WASHINGTON, June 8 house ways and means and Great Brit- The announcement apparently re- committee tonight completed work on a rearmarnent financing aln- Wlth the aid of Turkey, are, ferred to lhe Carinthia.) ,plan to raise a year new revenue and an- making strong efforts'.to lure i 'nounced it was writing laws to "ban the creation of any "new Soviet Russia into itCtl L.FOSS I-------------------------------------' war millionaires il was reportet Asked by Leopold i TIME IS NEEDED matic clrcles Waves of British Planes Riddle Germany's Troops, Supply Lines LONDON, June 8 of British bombers, working in unison with the Allied armies in France, success- fully attacked German troop concentrations and supply lines, leaving flaming wreckage in their wake, the air ministry said tonight. Eighteen German planes were destroyed. A systematic, bombing of German troops, motorized col. umns, communication lines, and ammunition dumps as wen as a series of attack on military objectives in northwest Or-. many were carried out. British Policy Held 'Rights' ROME, June 8 _ mier Benito Mussolini, the man, Brussels. who will decide been put at his disposal Italy is to enter the war on Ger- BERLIN, June 8. Leopold, who surrendered his Bel- army to the C.ermans. has asked the International Red Cross to take charge of Tils children now living in France, a usually reliable informant said today. Leopold was understood to have taken up residence in Laeken pal- which had bv the defense system to Forges An additional 2.000 tanks were engaged elsewhere" along tha p T" ?t u said' the were sending replacements to the-front I I I I P A VINll inK more mone-' from Preaent Labonne' British and French rect from fact0ries VI I i T 1.1VI list ot income taxpayer., will be ambassadors to Russia, Turkish, The French adrnitted th had f d to -jve up brought before the house Tuesday., Ambassador Ali Haydar Aktay was positions on the important river barrier between for Arduou. All-Day authoritatively to be lay- Germans and Paris-but said they were yielding ground in committee's statement the groundwork for the Allies' the and south of thfi Aisne by'toot cerning anti-profiteering legisla- diplomatic offensive. 'struggle which was taking a heavy toll Extensions Work to Be Asked many's side, was told that Great Britain is a serious J Prince Albert Felix and Princess were said to grandmother. ing program moved rapidly to- ert L- Doughlon after the group nes were sajd to ward completion, city counciimen mel in an arduous all-day session. s'pprale attempt ivt-i-u prepared for a special meeting Thf statement said that the com- of tne war in the event' Tuesday at 8 p. m. to apply for mittee has assigned its experts and to During times of peace, Adler tnreat to itaiv-s "right t olive." i Josephine Charlotte, .continued, the bill would provide: tho.r he lnmg "lth tneir Characterization of Britain as Dowager Queen Elizabeth, that citizens and aliens having first papers 'between the ages of 21 and a menace to Italian aspirations southern France 45 would be subject to call for mill-, was made R report to Duce i (See PERSHING ASKS, Page 2) j detailing the affect on Italian TWO DlP economy of the Allied naval block-; ade. Charleston talk of the town. A CARTOON that sparkles with wholesome good humor and friendliness. It vAU concern persons you know. A NEW FEATURE BEGINS MONDAY The report, made by Minister Storm I Strikes Michigan short time extensions. The specially-called Tuesday meeting is limited to the one thing. f Both the wording of the call vast df the absence from the city of Doughlon Councilman Guy VanHorn. profiteering hills would he ready chairman of a special committee were being "diked in" by French reinforcements. 'that The withdrawals, admitted by the high command to Russo-Turkish- Paris, left the Germans within 50 to 60 miles of the capital at joiance which most from the bloody ridge of Chemin des Dames, near tion of undue enrichmen i in of their snid that these ontl- speculation, pointed out that to the English channel. Cripps ha.s visited 'Athens, Bucha- for consmerntion not later than__......; to study the chamber of com- 'he opening of the next congress1 be planning "to return toThT'Bul- merce's offer to finance a study and that Ihey could he made ret- garian capital before proceeding of municipal government here, reactive to apply to income of the to Moscow. Nazis Hurl Stuka Planes in Fight French Foothold jNear Aisne Lost I j. uc jerpui i, ujauc uv iviiiiiaier i_- tfun t j of Economic Warfare Luca Piet-! DETROIT, June 8 wl" Prevent consideration of that 1940 calendar year. romarchi, said that "the activities I persons were dead i today as result j matler at meeting. of the (British) contraband con- i of a severe wind and thunderstorm i Exlensioni until July 1 trol have shown Italy that in a: which struck several parts of: fWA will wkrd situation like that existing in the; Michigan. for of th. pending pavlnit Mediterranean her liberty of ac-l A.. Detroit man was killed by urged unlimited American arms gress and get on with the political tion, her right to live and the very j lightning on a golf course at Jack-'Supplies for his allies of World war. conventions but a solid bloc of some oh possibility of working and expand- son, where several minor firesi 'See TIME NEEDED, Page 2) Republicans stood squarely in the warning I ing can, from one moment to an- were started and streets were! oj attaining that objective.'_______ other, be annulled or seriously flooded by a deluge of cloudburst: threatened by a non-Mediterra- 'proportions. Near Jackson a youth' drowned in a lake on which a 60-; mile-an-hour wind whipped up; Daily Almanac waves. A circus tent collapsed at Port >n, injuring two person; endangering several hundred. j nean nation." Pietromarchi charged that Al- lied contraband authorities had in- ed, would have forced Italy to re- veal her military secrets, had failed to respect Italian mail and had generally been guilty of ille-i, -tgr'-j TT c? gal interference with Italian com-jACCOrCI Wltll U. 5. I SHANGHAI, China, June 8 Sarazen Ties Little at 287 Snead Blows Up in National Open Final is increasingly apprehen-j sive over the effect that a totali- DREAKING par with final scores of 287 for the 72 holes, Lawson Little and Gene Sara- ''i Saturday's tempera- reached a 90-degree the day was much more comfort-! Meanwhile, indications multl- able than the past several have! Pl'ed that Italy was about to aban- OVKI. LMe ,lml been. Showers, starting about don her status of non-belligerency. victory in Europe might Igolf manaiged to cool things down con-. The semi-official foreign office on the far East> ant) may at.i iHerably. The mercurj- dropped; publication Relaziom t to remedy its relations with1 Cleveland and will meet Sunday "Y Mm 83 at 6 p. m. to 70 degrees at ah said tonight that "The Fascist ;the PUnited wlth a view toj ;n a meet Russian and Anglo-French in-1 BERLIN. June 8 PARIS, June 8 Adjournment Oppourd lierests in southeastern Europe Germans hurled their Stuka French high command report- The long Saturday session was now much In fommon. it was i bombers back into the battle of ed tonight that the Germans held under the spur of admin is- and the Soviet Union's re-JFrance tonight in a blasting at-.have won a strong foothold on tration leader., to adjourn con- cent tack whlch8the high command; the heights just Luth of tte observers aa a "hands is progressing "successful- Aisne as the French jly" south of the Somme and1 between Aumale and I southwest of the Aisne-Oise ca- was driven back 15 to 20 miles nal. south of the Somme under the 1 The German air force conducted onslaught of 20 fresh German "armed reconnaissance" of Eng- divisions. the harbor of Dover m C Tlle hlgl1 command reported that But the high command for the the Fronch vvere bendinS to Italy. zen tied for the National Open championship Saturday at Canterbury Country club in sol- championship Saturday at :anterbury Co land and will morning in a playoff of 18 holes :THE SEASON iron SUCKERS ALWAYS OPEN Sunsets I people are on the eve of a Sun and Moon j emn event." Sun rose A front page editorial In the jthe Pacific, it was reported today, j shoVthe 72'holes but piornale warned the Brit-j Authoritative foreign sources.' was disqualified and his score a Japanese-American agreeme'nti for lhe top money. to maintain the present status In I Ed Oliver of Hornell, N. Y., Moon sets that lf Italy enters the wariquoting these reports, said that; nullified when he started his fi- I and Rome is bombed, then five; during the past week the nal rounrt 15 minutes before his English cities immediately would had been increasingly conciliatory! scheduled time. 6-00 D m S3' be bombed in retaliation. j toward Americans in the Shanghai j (See DUCE STUDIES, Page 2) larea. (Sunday) a. m. 69 (Saturday) 90 .70 Hourly Readings m. a. m. a. m. a. m. a. m. a. m. p. m. p. m. p. m. p. m. Airport 711 p. ra 70 p. m 76 p. m. 81 p. British Experts Expect Main Nazi Attack on Swiss Border 35! p. m 35 p. p. m p. m p. m LONDON, June 8 ish experts, still hesitant to be- lieve that lhe failure .of Ger- many's blitzkrieg legions to de- stroy the Weygand line in France means anything but that the real attack has not begun, suggested directly across the Alps on France's southeastern frontier. Three quarters based their be- lief on the theory that ferocious and costly as they were, the pjes- ent German attacks on the Wey- gand line might be only a feint, today that Adolf Hitler might be I preliminary to the real attack. Aid the War Sufferers The need Is desperate and Will grow. Send cash or check to Charleston Chapter, American Cross, 201 Duffy St., or your contribution, with your name and address, at Daiiy Mall for delivery to Charles- toa chapter. aiming at a completely new at- tack, with Italy's aid, through Switzerland. According to these experts, Germany might attack Switzer- land from the Black Fore.st area, crossing the Swiss Rhine frontier between Bas.'e and Lake Con- stance, and then swing westward into France. Italy time, It was suggested, might attack France The present speculative situa- tion here was a strange one, though characteristic. It was that Allied sources were trying to ex- plain away n series of unusually hopeful developments by con- vincing themselves that the hopes were illusory. Reluctantly, informants admit- ted that the situation was "satis- but quickly qualified (fee BRITISH EXPECT, Page CLAMMIN' SAM SNEAD, for- mer White Sulphur Springs pro, who shattered par Thurs- day to set a new record of 67 for opening dny competition tn an Open tournament, blew up in the final rounds Saturday and took a horrible 81 to finish far back. Henry McLemore's interesting story of the tournament, along with many sidelights, will be found on the sports pages. Republican Leader Joseph W. Martin said that his followers would be joined with enough Dem- ocrats to prevent adjournment until the present International crisis has passed. He snid that the country wants congress to remain on the job and he went on the ra- dio to say that congress must re- main in session to "tlenl intelli- gently and thoroughly with new problems confronting us." Reduced Salient features of the new tax! hill include an additional revenue annually by re-1 ducing personal exemptions on In-; comes increasing surtaxes andj raising the present corporation, tax rales by 1 per cent; tempo-, rary five-year super tax of 10 per' cent on most e.xcisive levies, to raise im estimated an- nually, and authority for the treasury to exceed tlic S'ta.flOO.-' 000.000 debt limit by 000. The While House snid today that Mr. Roosevnll rloes nnl plnn to ask for more than the approxi- mately S5.000.000.IIOO in defense appropriations and authorizations "at this time." Presidential Secretary Stephen T. Early described as" false re- Cushion Averts Lightning Death RICHWOOD. June S burned, M i s s Ella Groves of Canvas, near here, credited a feather cushion to- night tor the fact that she was still alive. Miss Groves was sitting on her front porch swing this afler- noon. About. a slorm blew up. Lightning flashed around the house, struck a nearby utili- ly wire and blazed to the'porrh, Whore she leaned against the side of the swing, Miss Groves i was badly burned about the arm i and chest. The physician railed to attend her said that fact she was siting on feather cushion I probably saved her life. i fourth successive day refrained der lhe powerful blows of fresh' from any specific claims of prog- German forces but said that ground ress although it was insisted that was being yielded only foot by foot the defense line-had been broken through all along its a temtlc struggle, from the English channel coast to Tne Germans today, said the Aisne-Oise gap, northwest of evening communique, have concen- 'trated their effort on a wide front t WM here running from Aumale, 25 mibj miicance should not he attached -T the paucity of official south of Abbeville, to Noyon, U' of progress on the French front, miles north of Compiegne and 52 It was einphaaUed that the Ger- miles from Paris. man high command had din- I Alone- this
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.