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   Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - February 24, 1941, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin                               Hitler to Unleash "New Type" Fuehrer Promises Intensified Sea Warfare in March (By the Associated Press) Adolf Hitler told the German people today that he would inject a new type of U-boat "into the expanded warfare" on the high seas next month and declared that within the past 48 hours Nazi submarines and planes had destroyed tons of British shipping. Of these, he said, tons were warships. "They will find out in March and April what German-Italian submarine cooperation will mean to the German Fuehr- er shouted, in a broadcast from Munich. Hitler's speech followed by a day an address by Premier Mussolini in Rome, in which the Italian dictator acknowledged British victories in North Africa but declared "Italy, whatever happens, will march to the end side by side with" and predicted an eventual triumph of axis arms. Munich Adolf Hit- ler, in an emotional address to the German people, said today that he would unleash a "new type" of submarine "into the expanded warfare" next month. "They will find out in March and April what German-Italian submar- ine cooperation will mean to he shouted New Crews Trained "Our battles at sea can only be- gin now. The reason was that we wanted to school the new U-boat crews for the battle to come." The Reich leader, speaking on the 21st anniversary of the founding of the National Socialist party, said that within the past two days the German U-boat and air force cam- paign had destroyed tons of enemy shipping. v .is address was picked up in the United States by N. B. C. and C. B. S. short-wave monitors, but was not rebroadcast in "Just a few hours Hitler said, "I received a notice from our high command that our naval forces had just sunk tons of enemy shipping. It was a convoy and tons of the total tonnage were escort vessels while the remainder were transports. "We Haven't Slept" "It will be much more from the first of April, and they will under- stand then that we haven't slept.'' Every the Unit- ed realize that Ger- many is an "immensely powerful factor" in world economics. Hitler said in a warning that Germany must be "reckoned with." "We are going to do business solely on the basis of German ad- he asserted. "If it's good for Germany, we shall trade, and no American or British interests are going to put a stop to our way of doing business." "We must be reckoned with and whether we deal on an exchange basis or not that is no business of any international, New York or Lon- don bankers." "Have Not Wanted War" Gauleiter Wagner, introducing the chancellor, said: "You have not wanted the war, and since you have not wanted it you ar-- going to be victorious because right as well as might is on our side." There was prolonged cheering as Hitler took his place on the plat- form to begin his address. Hitler started speaking at a. 7 .of- ficially that German air and armored units have arrived in Sicily and Libya, Premier Mussolini told the Italian peo- ple in an unheralded Sunday broadcast that although the war against Britain might be long, the final outcome surely would be an axis victory. "Britain Cannot Win" "That there will be hard fight- ing is he declared. "That the fighting will be long is also very probable. But the final result is an axis victory. Britain cannot win the war. Italy, whatever happens, will march to the end side by side with Germany." II Duce scoffed at American fears of an axis invasion, arousing his listeners to gales of laughter by- identifying these fears with the pos- sibility of an invasion by "inhabi- tants of the not well-known but very- bellicose planet Mars." He defended the handling of the Libyan campaign, promised a spring offensive against the Greeks, and assailed the "negligible minority of weepers, grumblers and reptiles" Against Britain Twenty-Seventh 8481. Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Monday, February 24, 1941. Single Copy Five Cents BRITAIN WARNING JAPAN BILL GIVES WAR POWER TO FDR-- SEN, LA FOLLETTE La- Follette (Prog.-Wis.) carried on the fight against the aid-to-Britain bill today with an assertion that it would give the president power "to create a state of war, leaving only to congress the permission to say 'ja' with a formal declaration of war." LaFollette. reading a lengthy ad- dress, agreed with Senator Clark who preceded him on the senate floor, that Britain was not fighting America's battle and that this country should devote its energies to home defenses. "Hides Skull and Bones" "This bill means LaFol- lette declared. "Whatever fine trap- pings it is decked hides the skull and bones of death on old world battlefields and death on the seven seas." Asserting that the legislation would give the chief executive "the green light of LaFollette as- serted that "if the president in- vokes the full scope of the warlike -1 .i Mil UL LilC VkiliUht dgeS and war-provoking authorizations in this bill, the American people will will smash without trouble when and as we wish." Praises Axis Morale _ "The morale of the axis peoples is infinitely superior to the morale of the English he asserted. He ridiculed talk of a separate 7 West Qrand Ave. Scene of 4 Minor Traffic Accidents A total of four minor accidents were reported in the office of the police department today, all of them happening on West Grand avenue over the week end. Cars driven by George Bredle, Route 1, Auburndale, and -Francis Condo, Route 4, city, collided on West Grand at p. m. Sunday. The front axel, tire, fender and transmission case were damaged on the Bredle car, while the gas tank on the Condo machine was bent. At a. m. today a car driv- en by Mrs. Glen Bergen, city, col- lided with a parked car owned by Alex Perrodin, city. A fender was damaged slightly on the first car while a bumper was bent on the Perrodin machine. Fenders were dented on cars driv- en by Charles Jacobson, city, and Morris Wolcott. city, when they col- lided on West Grand avenue at Saturday night. Total damage -was estimated at under Cars drhen by Ray Gaber, Xe- koosa. who was going east on West Grand, and Ray Golla, Stevens Point, collided at Sunday af- ternoon, but damage to the two ve- hicles was small. FDR ASKS MORE DEFENSE FUNDS Washington (If) President Roosevelt asked congress today for an additional for na- tional defense purposes for the bal- ance of the current fiscal year. Of the total, would be a direct appropriation and would be in contractual authority. Lists Specific Items There were these specific items: To expedite production of equip- ment and supplies, including erec- tion of new plants and acquisition of land, of which would be for payments under contracts authorized in ap- propriation acts for this year. In ad- dition, contractual authority up to would be given the war department. Regular supplies of the army, of which would be in contract authority. Clothing and equipment: 000. of which would pay off previous contract authorizations. Army transportation: 000, in addition to in con- tractual authority. Includes Military Posts _ Military posts, including construc- tion of buildings and acquisition of land, in addition to in contractual author- hold all those who voted for it to strict accountability. _ "They will not find much distinc- tion to make between the man who pulled the trigger and the men who handed him a loaded gun and told him to use it as he pleased." "Congress May Say "This bill gives the president power to create a state of LaFollette declared, "leaving only to congress the permission to say 'ja' with a formal declaration of war recognizing the situation cre- ated by the executive. "The constitutional provision which divides the treaty-making powers between the executive and the senate was never intended to be construed as reserving for the sen- ate merely the Hitler-Reichstag power of saying 'ja' after the act has been committed." The Wisconsin senator, who has supported many New Deal domestic policies, declared he was "singu- larly unimpressed" by the amend- ments written into the bill by the house and the senate foreign rela- tions committee. "Stripes Don't Change Tiger" "Painting stripes on a tiger doesn't make him a he de- clared. "I don't think one can take a keg of dynamite, paint it red, white and blue, shorten the fuse, and put a fancy lighter to it, and expect that the explosion will be any less destructive because of a few out- ward refinements." LaFollette said that if he held the belief of some of his colleagues that our national life were at stake in the European war he would support NEW BALKAN FRONT DEVELOPING7-BIack arrows indicate how Turkish sources say Britain is ready to move large forces across the Mediterranean from Africa, to dash through Greece to meet Hitler's troops who have come down from Germany to the Balkans. Salonika (1) was described in other quarters as the prob- able objective of Nazi troops who were expected to enter Bulgaria at Ruse if they do move into that nation. Meanwhile, Britain an- nounced a large Mediterranean area (shaded) had been marked off as "dangerous" to shipping. ON THE INSIDE NEWS IN PICTURES California flood sweeps house from See Page 10. i Draftee discovers he's alien; not entitled to army pay but can't quit army See Page 2. Movie acting isn't all fun, Bette Davis discovers See Page 6. Vice President Wallace helps Greek war relief See Page ,3. A. P. staff member safe after four days in Peru desert See Page ity. Signal corps: in addi- tion to in contractual authority. Air corps: cash and in contract authority. County Rural Carriers Ass'n. Elects Officers Officers for the coming year and three delegates were elected Sat- urday noon at thc annual meeting of the Wood County Rural Letter Carriers association held at the postoffice building here. The new officers include Lloyd Young, Auburndale, president; A. C. Rockwood. city, vice-president; and A. C. Knief, city, secretary. state convention to be held in Port- age during July are Frank Roach, city: Ora Engle, Lindsey, and Vic- tor Kliner, Marshfield. Rural letter carriers and their wives attended the meeting which was followed by a dinner. The state vice-president, Manifee Bur- Janesville, also attended the meeting. Seven Drown, Youth Missing as Auto Plunges Into River Prairie du Chien, Wis. Seven young people were drowned yesterday and another missing as their automobile plunged through the ice of the Mississippi river into 15 feet of water about 100 feet off shore. The dead, three girls and four boys, were all from Iowa. The missing person, Clarence Sanderson. 25, of Elon, la., was believed dead. His hat was found floating on an ice cake and his parents said that he had not come home Saturday night. Drag River for Body Police continued to drag the riv- er today in an effort to recover the missing body. The sheriff's depart- ment said a toll bridge keeper had counted only seven in the car when it passed shortly before the acci- dent, but that one of the group may have been slouched down on the seat and escaped notice. The identified dead were Vera Canoe, 16; Helen O'Brien. 15, and Marguerite McMillan, 17, all of Rosseville, la.; Helmer Baake. 19; La Vern Bakkum, 10, owner of the car; Vernon Swenson, 21, and Nor- val Roe, 20, all of Elon. Authorities began a search for the group when a toll bridge keep- er reported that a ticket for the IF mil car had been Purchased but had 7 n Haas to Lecture on Inter-American Unity Grant C. Haas will lecture on the topic, "Inter-American Collabora- at the eighth meeting of the current world problems forum to be held tonight at the field house. The meeting begins at p. m. and all adult citizens of this city may at- tend without admission charge. The series is under sponsorship of the board of vocational and adult edu- cation. Mr. Haas will discuss the pro- gress of inter-American diplomacy and the problems involved in ac- complishing full collaboration by all western hemisphere nations in at- taining the objectives now being sought. The world news of the week SPECIAL FEATURES 4 U. S. public sees danger in Jap- anese 3. Love southward See Page discussion and questions. not been used, although several hours had elapsed. The bodies were removed about 9 a. m. Undersheriff Duke Ziel testified before a coroner's inquest, which was called immediately, that the victims apparently visited several places of entertainment during the evening and at about 2 a. m. bought the toll bridge ticket for tho return home. Believes Driver Missed Turn He paid that just north of the toll bridge approach was a road leading to the river and that, about 50 feet from the river bank, the road runs north along a railroad track between the river and the road. Apparently tho car driver missed the turn, Ziel said, drove across the tracks and into the riv- er. No eye witnesses were found. The police said that examination of the 1930 FYml car showed that the group tried to escape from the car as there were several slashes in the roof and one of the windows was broken. rear Extend Truce of Indo-China and Thailand Tokyo A second 10-day extension of the armistice between Thailand (Siam) and French Indo- China, prolonging it to March 7, was announced today by the cabin- et information bureau. Japanese mediators were said to have suggested the extension in in- dividual talks yesterday with ne- gotiators for Thailand and the French colony because of "some points requiring further consulta- tion." Had its life not been lengthened again, the truce would have expired tomorrow. PEGLER SCORES GOVERNMENT'S UNION POLICY Washington Westbrook Pegler, newspaper columnist, told a house committee today that the present labor union policy of the goNernment "is to force unwilling workers to join labor unions which may and do abuse them in many ways." I'eglcr testified at a judiciary committee hearing on labor prob- lems raised by the defense program. He declared that the government had "refused to take any steps to protect" the "unwilling members" of labor unions. Elections "Crooked, Farcial" "Elections (in unions) are crook- ed and Pegler continued. "Accounts are juggled and known criminals and other crooks who nev- er been convicted are main- tained in office by manipulation and terrorism.'' Pegler swung into a relation of charges against several union and former labor union leaders whom he Bangkok, Thailand Unit- ed States citizens without urgent reasons for remaining in Thailand have been adviscrl to leave for home, United States Minister Hugh G. Grant announced today. There are about 200 Americans in this coun- try. The action followed by a week an order by the British consul for all women and children among its na- tionals to withdraw. Similar advice has been given heretofore by the Washington gov- ernment to Americans residing in Japan, China and French Jndo- China. FALL FROM SPAN FATAL Milwaukee John Mos- chos, 51, owner of a north side s-hoe shop, was found fatally injured on the ice under the Locust St. bridge here today. Police said he appar- ently had leaped 60 feet from'the span above. described as "crooks" and "racket- eers." He said he believed the charges were pertinent to problems of de- fense labor and showed, he said, "the character of persons who are in a position to call strikes." "The international president of one A. F. of L. union, George Sca- Pcglcr said, "was elected to that office by a meeting of a group of underworld crooks in Chicago. He was a convicted white slaver who had possessed for a time a lo- cal charter from the teamsters. Hits Scalise's Activities "Seeing a new business opportun- ity in the building service union, he moved in. William Green, president of the A. F. of L., and Joseph Pad- way, general counsel or attorney general, so to speak, of that huge federation, both certified that he was a man of satisfactory character only a short time before the public disclosure that he was a thieving racketeer who had been robbing the members of his own union." Scalise since has been convicted and sentenced to Sing Sing prison n a case prosecuted by District At- orney Thomas E. Dcwey's office in New York. Pegler said he cited this case to prove that Green and Padway "have knowingly or with culpable negli- rence cooperated with a crook at the expense of the workers." Charges Browne Endorsed "In another IVgler said, "Green and Padway endorsed and defended the administration of the racketeer president of another in- ternational, the Stagehands and Mo- vie Employes union, namely George Browne, who remained a member of the executive council or high gov- erning body of the A. F. of L. "They both went to Louisville last June and before the convention of this racket union approved the administration of Browne, who openly admits that he appointed as his ambassadors plenipotentiary with full authority to represent him Willie Bioff. n man who ran a Turkey Exhibits Stiffened Attitude in Balkan Crisis (By the Associated Press) Britain and Turkey, her neutral ally, took a stiffer in the twin crises of the Balkans and the far east today. Authoritative diplomatic quarters in London said Britain has served notice on Japan that Japanese expansion ward "enhanced dangers" in the Pacific. Militarily allied to Britain, Turkey declared through hec Foreign Minister Sukru Saracoglu that she would find it im- possible "to remain indifferent to foreign activities might occur in her security zone." This was an evident reference to Hitler's reported intention' to send Nazi troops through Bulgaria for an attack on Greece. Turkey has long regarded Bulgaria as part of her security zone. Ankara, Turkey In what was interpreted as a ref- erence to the expected move- ment of German troops into Bulgaria, Foreign Minister Su- kru Saracoglu said in a state- ment published today that Turkey would find it impossible "to remain indifferent to foreign ac- tivities which might occur in her security zone." Will Fight Aggression "Turkey will oppose with force any and all aggression which might be directed against her territorial integrity or her Saracoglu added. Turkey always nas considered Bulgaria to be a pt-rt of her own security zone but diplomatic ob- servers were puzzled over the ex- act interpretation of the words that Turkev, a non-belligerent ally of Great Uritain. would be unable to "remain indifferent." Thev expressed belief, however, that the statement was prompted Bulgaria's seeming inclination to interpret her week-old non-ag- gression pact with Turkey as an indication that Turkey would be in- lifforent to a Nazi march into Bul- garia so long as no violation of Turkish frontiers occurred. Troops Moving In? Saracoglu's statement, published in the government newspaper UIus, followed close upon reports reach- ing Ankara that German troops al- ready had begun filtering into neighboring Bulgaria. In Bulgaria, meanwhile, all au- tomobile traffic in the Sofia dis- trict was halted bv police as they began a nation-wide hunt for Bul- garians spreading anti-German leaflets, one of a number of signs interpreted bv observers as indi- cating impending Nazi troop move- ments into and across the country. Reports from Hungary said still more German soldiers were moving across that country into Rumania, next door to Bulgaria, whose bor- der regions, including tho area ilnng the Danube river facing the Rumanian shore where Nazi troops London British anrj American warnings to Japan' against any aggressive move against Singapore, Britain's far eastern naval stronghold, or the Dutch East Indies, were reported in various quar- ters today. The reports coincided with a ference between Prime Ministef Churchill and Japanese Ambassador Mamoru Shigemitsu. It was not bet lieved, however, that the warning was given in this meeting, in whicn the Japanese envoy was said to have sought clarification of Britain's at- titude in the orient, particularly in view of British mining of the sea approaches to Singapore. The prime minister was under- stood to have given Shigemitsu writ- ten replies to inquiries by Japanese Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka. Authoritative diplomatic sources earlier had said that a British view that Japanese southward expansion "enhanced dangers" in the far east had been made known to Japan. Churchill later conferred with tha Turkish ambassador to London. The conference with Churchill took place in the absence of Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, who is in the middle east. The Greek minister called Churchill during the afternoon. on CONVOY ELUDES NAZI BOMBERS house of prostitution in Chicago and Nick Circella. a stick-up man and an habitual criminal with a long said the witness, record." "Padway." general counsel for Browne's union and the Bartenders union, another union infested with criminals, anil he from Scalise for amending his constitution." Boy Breaks Right Leg in Coasting Accident Bomb Damage Slight in Berlin But Raids Have Nuisance Value tne Fire Destroys Farm Home South of Bethel Bethel, farm home oc- cupied by the Melvjn Wood family. located three-quarters of a mife south of Bethel, was entirely des- [pears to lie in their nuisance value, !a troyed by fire Sunday morning, with iin disturbing the population and in neaflwa--' total loss estimated at S2.000. affecting the efficiency of Any observer wandering through struction shown in London photo- graphs. The real importance of the at- tacks on the German capital ap- which have been leveled. Here and! The scattered damage in Berlin -ithore a shatter! building meets shows that the British, wher they Milton Hushman, was treated at the Kmrvicw hospital Saturday afteni >on for fractures to bones his lounr right leg, and todav are massed, were forbidden to for- eigners. Order Blackout for Sofia Sofia was ordered to be ready for a blackout at a moment's no- tice, beginning Tuesday. Gorman diplomats presented in Sofia the Nazi motion picture de- picting Germany's triumph on Ihe western front. Bulgarian Premier Bocdan Philoff and members of his cabinet attended the showing of thc film which was similar to one shown in Norway, the Netherlands and Belgium just before tho Ger- mans marched into those countries. Over 150 Tri-City Men Register for Defense Over 150 Legionnaires and ex- men registered for national 'ieffnsc service Saturday in Wis-   name? reg- istered in the city, with many more expected this week. Bushneil and Frank MufhMein were in charge of the registration. Walter Gunderson. Nekoosa chairman, today said that 32 had registered by George McLean, Tom McLean, and himself. Those to register last Saturday- can still do so by contacting Gun- derson. The Marshfield headquarters re- ported a registration of over 150. MOTORIST INJURED Howard Kruger, 21, Nekoosa, was treated for minor bruise? Sat- urday night after a car he was driving on Highway 73 on the out- skirts of Port Edwards, skidded into a tree. According to Nekoosa police, the accident occurred at 8 p. m. BY LARRY ALLEN With the British Mediterraneans; Fleet British wars h i p S beat off attempts by German bomb- ers to smash a group of convoyed ships and brought the vessels safe- ly through to a central ean port today. Attacked Three Times German low-level raiders attack- ed the fleet units three times. With- ering anti-aircraft barrages, aided by navy fighter planes, accounted] for five nf the Nazi attackers. The Germans attacked the Brit- ish warships while the convoyed vessels were rearing their destina- tion. None of the British ships was hit. The fleet units later made a broad sweep on the eastern Mediterran- ean, hunting axis warcraft, but; none was sighted. The British claimed success in combatting German dive-bombers after the crippling of the aircraft carrier Illustrious on January 10. Naval authorities declared that not a single Nazi plane attempted to dive-bomb the fleet in this latest ope ration. The reported destruction of 90 German dive-bombers in attacks on Malta and in British counter-raids on thiir Sicilian bases was said also to have given the Germans respect for British ships and navy planes. 8 Italian Ships Furthermore, tiie reported sinking of eight Italian supply ships bound for Libya in recent assaults by British submarines was declared to dashed Premier Mussolini's hopes of reinforcing Tripolitania, westernmost part of Libya. THE WEATHER For Wisconsin t Cloudy, becom- ing fair west, snow fl u r r i e s early tonight southeast and extreme east, colder tonight; Tuesday fair, FAIR eastl Today's Weather Facts- Maximum temperature for 24- hour period ending at 7 a. m., 36; minimum temperature for 24-hour period ending at 7 a. m., tern- peratuti at 7 a. m., 20. fSPAPEJRI   

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