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   Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - May 20, 1941, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin                               The Hunting Season is always open on the Want Ad Page. Wisconsin Daily Tribune fffaA CONSTRUJTIV E W S PA P E R KH It's a profitable habit to read the Want Ads every day. Twenty-Eighth 8334. Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Tuesday, May 20, 1941. NAZIS LAUNCH AERIAL INVASION Single Copy Five Cents CRETE French Seek to Regain Colonies? POSTMASTERS TO HOLD CONVENTION HERE THIS WEEK From 50 to 100 third and fourth class postmasters are expected to be in the city Wednesday and Thurs- day for the 34th annual state con- vention of the Wisconsin branch of the National League of District Postmasters, which will be held at the Witter hotel. To Open Wednesday The convention will open at 10 a. m. Wednesday, and morning and afternoon sessions will be held on both days. The business will con- clude with an election of officers, the choice of a convention city for 1942, and election of delegates to the national convention at Memphis, Tenn. The annual banquet will be held Thursday evening. Officers of the Wisconsin branch meet tonight. Registration be- gins at 8 a. m. AYednesday, with the opening session scheduled for 10 o'clock when President Earl P. Young of Melrose will call the meet- ing to order. The morning's program is as fol- lows: Invocation the Rev. A. W. Triggs; addi esses of welcome by Mayor W. T. Nobles, Chief of Po- lice R. J. Exner, and Norbert M. Daly; greetings, extended by Post- master Joe Wheir; response by Charles McCormick, Belleville, and appointment of committees. Will Hear Addresses At p. m. Wednesday the group will meet again to hear the annual address by President Young; a talk by Mrs. L'Bertie Rushing, Glennville, Ga., national president of the organization: and an address by L. J. Kersten, Chicago, 111. Thursday morning's session will begin at o'clock. The postmas- ters will hear an address by John F. Nicholson, LaCrosse postal in- spector; a talk, "Our Golden Oppor- by Neil A. Tarr, New Au- burn; an address by Walter E. Fo- ley, assistant superintendent of mails in charge of claims, and a talk on league membership by G. W. Long, postal clerk. The final session will hear an ad- dress by A. E. Bark; Wisconsin Rapids; a talk on "Social by G. W. Spencer, manager of the social security office at Wausau; and an address by Harrison Park- man, post office purchasing agent, Washington, D. C. Election of offi- cers, the choosing of next year's con- vention city and other business will close the last meeting. Roberts Toastmaster John Roberts, Wisconsin Rapids, will be toastmaster at the annual banquet to be held at o'clock- Thursday evening, and addresses will be given by L. V. Boaidman, Milwaukee. FBI agent, and Thom- as R. King, Oconomowoc, Wiscon- sin state chairman of the Democra- tic party. Orin Tucker and Miss Bonnie Ba- ker, who will play at a dance in the city Thursday night, will be special EGYPTIAN SHIP CARRYING AMERICANS REPORTED SUNK-The Egyption ship Zamzam, an passenger vessel, appears here as she arrived at Jersey City, N. J. Feb. 24. She was re- ported to have sunk in the South Atlantic en route from New York to Alexandria. The 201 pas- sengers, including 138 Americans, have been reported saved. Passengers, Crew of Lost Liner Safe, Germans Report; Sunk by Nazi Surface Raider DELAY 'CRASH' OF PICKET LINE (By the Associated Press) A threat of A. F. of L. Metal Trades Council chieftains to lead workers through A. F. of L. and C. I. 0. machinists picket lines at San Francisco bay shipyards was post- poned today to permit Governor Cul- bert L. Olson to talk to the machin- ists tonight. Mill Before Dock The postponement was Egyptian passenger liner Zam- zam has been sunk by the German by a sur- face the 322 passengers and crewmen, including 138 Americans, are safe in German-occupied territory, authorized Ger- AIR DEFENSE OF SYRIA AGAINST BRITISH PLANNED Vichy, French Air Minister General Jean Marie geret landed at Beirut last muht to organize the defense of French-man- dated Svna against Bntish aerial Land in 'Chutes, Gliders and Planes; Disguised in Anzac War )ress Claim (By the Associated Adolf Hitler's aerial invasion of lightning swoop by glider, parachute and plane- landed shock troops, including Nazis reportedly disguised in Anzac battle declared by the British late today to be "in although scattered fights were still raging. London military sources said it ed the biggest-scale operation of its kind in history. The asserted use of New Zealand uniforms, presumably stripped from Anzac dead or prisoners of war. appeared to violate the Hague convention Mhich prohibits "improper use of the enemy's uniform." Crete is the government seat of King George II. who fled his mainland capital, Athens' late in April. It is also a strongly-defended British naval bastion. In London. Prime Minister Winston Churchill told the house of commons that the Ger- mans attacked "in great strength" this morning, and some Nazi troop-carrying planes were to "check up and perfect to have found landim? fie'ds in the mountainous island. H announced bombardments, here today. "Perfect Air Defense" The announcement said the pur- pose of General Kergeiet's trip was craft defense measmes of the lev- _ Cairn, Hitler's borne down ant in accordance with the eovern- mont's and HI conjunction with Hinh CorrmisMotier IKnri Bentz." parachute and air- shock troops swarmed early on (.Vote, He by Cenen.l and I SOat of the Crock government and an bulwai Levant Air Commander General Jannekeyn at In-irut airdrome. The of Brit- ain's naval control of the air minister flew directly from North Africa after completing in- spection tours thorp and at Dakar. The trip was considered to have been as a result of recent British bombardments of and other Syrian airdromes following: British Foreign Secretary Anthony Kden's charts that Svrian airfields woro j iand as bcst lhcv being used by German planes on the way to Iraq to join the Iraqis in Ihe war against the British. It was acknowledged yesterdaj that Syrian anti-aircraft batteries had fired on British planes Syria. over Fieht "Free French" France meanwhile indicated was ready to fight to retain Afrii an colonies seized by General Charles De Gaulle's "Free aided by the British. With Vice Premier Admiral Jean Darlan en route to ablv to continue collaboration nego- tiations with German repic'-enta- official French informa- decided guests at the closing evening. dinner that Thanksgiving Will Go Back to Old Date current wage scale. Washington President Roosevelt declared today that the experiment of moving up the date of Thanksgiving day by a week to im- prove retail business had not work- ed and that next year Thanksgiving would be on the customary last "Wildcat Strike': Thursday in November. This year, however, it will fall on the next to the last Thursday by presidential proclamation. For the last two years, the date upon at an emergency meeting of the Metal Trades Council while an estimated men milled around in front of the Moore drydock in Oakland, one of two plants origin- ally scheduled to be opened today. Both C. I. 0. and A. F. of L. ma- chinists walked out of the yards in what A. F. of L. officials declared was an unauthorized strike. The stiikers sought a wage boost from ?1 to SI.13 an hour, and continua- tion of double pay for overtime. The Bay Cities Metal Trades Council has voted to send, if neces- sary, its affiliated workers through the "illegitimate picket lines" of the striking machin- Half a billion dollars worth of ship construction is being held up. A shipyard walkout occurred at the Lorain yards of the Americman Shipbuilding company, which has a order for navy mine- sweepers as well as for six net tend- ers. The Borain strikers were reported to have asked an increase of 12 cents an hour over an undisclosed Two A. F. of L. leaders said to- day they would take "immediate steps to end what they termed a "wildcat strike" at the Lorain yards J. J. Murphy and Jack Duschak, of Thanksgiving has been advanced international representatives of two by presidential proclamation a week of the seven A. F. of L. unions at ahead of the traditional last Thurs- tfic plant, conferred in Cleveland day in November. Numerous states, iwith federal labor conciliators and nevertheless, adhered to the last left for Lornin with plans to call an Thursday holiday. Mr. Roosevelt announced the de- cision to go back to the old date and joined with members of his press conference in a chuckle. Originally, he said, a majority of retailers had thought sales would increase if Christmas and Thanks- giving were not so close together. So, as an experiment, the president said the date was moved up and the experimented not work. afternoon meeting of the idle work- ers. Expected 14-Day Crossing (The Zamzam left Recife, Brazil, for Capetown, Union of South Af- rica, on April 9, expecting a 14- day crossing. Her departure from New York was on March 20. (France, it appeared, was the like- liest territory for the landing of ASK FULL DETAILS The United States asked for full details from the German government today about the 138 Americans reported at Ber- lin to have been saved from the Egyptian liner Zamzam. The state department, lacking of- ficial information about the sinking of the ship and the German an- nouncement that all passengers and crewmen were saved, cabled the American embassy in Berlin to ob- tain the information. The American government's chief interest in the case now was in the welfare and return of the American nationals. passengers and crews. Presumably they were taken there by the vic- torious raider or an auxiliary.) Authorized sources said simply that from the Egyptian motor- ship were "safe and well cared for in German-occupied territory." "The vessel was destroyed with the most exacting regard for all in- ternational a spokes- man said. "Carried Contraband'' "The shin earned contraband in- tended for the enemv. German naval 7 mans reported today. (The sinking, seemingly, occurred many days Germans not say the trip from the south Atlantic lane she was following to the nearest German- held territory is a long one of it- self. did POINT RESIDENTS DIE IN ACCIDENT Stevens Point, and tion office asserted come for France ti- time recapture had Hie "De territories taken by the Gaullist rebels." There was no indication of how this statement miyht be linked with Geiman-French collaboration plans. There have been rumors in Vichy for some time. however, that the Germans have been pressing France to attempt to reestablish control of her colonies as one of the terms for agreement. Instigated by Nazis? CIn London, British expressed be- lief the Germans had instigated the Mediterranean. (London reports said Nazi glider planes also were used in the assault first reported use of these motoiless craft to transport troops I to battle. Presumably they were I towed to the Crete region by planes and then to maneuver and "Number Accounted For" One of the Meditenanean's most pivotal contests thus started and a British statement that "a number" of them had been "account- Mrs. Simon W. Carley, both 71, of Vichy statement. Thev _ L. ______ II 1 1 t __ Stevens Point were instantly killed about 5 p. m. Monday when their car and a gravel truck collided at the intersection of Highway 10 and County Trunk J seven miles east of Stevens Point. Brings Toll to Four The deaths raised Portage coun- ty's traffic fatalities for the year to four. Florian Kluck, 30, of Stevens suggested that France might hand back t Germany part of the African colon- ies of Togoland and the Cameroons which the Germans lost in the Wor'd war and then grant Nazi troops frre i 'butists, air-borne troops and speed- ed fot" hinted indirectly that the fierce combat was still under way. In London the. British said that control of the sea lane to Syria and western encirclement Turkey wore at stake. Indications were lacking immedi- atelv on the strength of the invad- ers, but obviously they came in force m their attempt to wrest from the G'reeks that List stronghold of re- sistance on their own soil. A terse communique issued by the middle east command in early after- noon said only that the Germans came in early morning and that some troop-carrying planes had found landing fields on that largely mountainous island. Ambitious I'mk'rtaking The assault on Crete was far the mo-t ambitious undertaking vet attempted by Hitler in his conquest of Greece's counlU ss islands in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas. This inland, to which the Greek government fled a few days before the Greek mainland fell, has been described bv th" British as the most defensible of the (.teek archipelago because of its fine h.nbors and tum- bled terrain. Heretofore Hitler has used para- "Strong Enough to Resist Foes" mili- tary sources said tonight that the British imperial anci Greek force on the island of Crete was considered strong enough to deal with any air- borne force of invaders. They said also that the Ger- man invasion bv glider, troop- piano and parachute was fully anticipated by Major General C. FreyburR's command. Meager information reach- ing the middle-east headquar- ters in Cairo this evening said a number of parachutists al- ready has been accounted for. HULL RECEIVES FRENCHPROTEST Washington (JP) Gas ton Henry-Have, the French ambassa- dor, today protested to Secretary Hull against what he termed "an unfriendly gesture" by the United States in plating French vessels in American ports under protective surveillance. "Amazed" at Reaction The ambassador also told news- papermen he had discussed with Secretary Hull the entire question of American opinion concerning France at this time, since the French government was amazed at the reaction in this country to pre- sent events in Fiance, particularly the progress of Franco-German "col- laboration." The ambassador emphasised that Artielo ]ft of the French German an injured left elbow bruises. and minor passage across French to bases from which they could strike at the Free French and Brit- The French African possessions which these "Free French" forces row control cover an area of ?in- Point, driver of the truck, received proximately square Officers said that the front of the Carley car struck the side of the truck as Carley drove into the inter- and have a population of more than Included are a huge sec- tion of French Equatorial Africa. Gabon, the Cameroons and Chad I territory, extending from Hie vvr-4 African coast north and east to Ita'- section from the country trunk, ian Libya and the Anglo-Kanti hooi-liTirr Ti ".1. heading north. The truck traveling west on Highway 10. was Following the impart, the car swerved into the parking lot of a tavern located at the crossroads and grazed a light pickup truck owned by Henry .T. Koplien of Arpin. Kop- lien and his son. Krwm, were just Sudan. Report Putsch Planned Against Chile's Gov't. Santiago, The investigation department announced coming out of the tavern and today it had found ev.denm ,hat nessed the accident. Vanguardists, formerly known as Thrown TOO Feet Mrs. Carley was thrown 100 by the force of thr impact with the gravel truck, while her husband's body remained in the car, which came to rest against fruard posts at hoals m other small islands. But apparently he considered it too dangerous f> attempt landings from boats in the initial stages of the battle. Aegean Entrance Bottled Gennans and Ital'urs already have- bottled up the entrance' 7 St. Lawrence Plan Is Near Showdown Washington contro- vfilial St. Lawrence fr.iwaj anci power proposal headed for an early (onLTfs iunal showdown today with the arnounc ement that authority to b'nl'l the would be a'-knl "probably within a PrfMdent Roosevelt as a flfffii-p mr-a.-urf, the navi- 1 power projic t would pro- all French airports are to be under control of Germany and Italy. "That Henry-Have said, "has been forgotten. It should be recalled." "Had Right to Land" The ambassador explained that London A German air-borne army which includes troops disguised in An- zac battle-dress has invaded Crete by troop-plane, glider and parachute, Prime Minis- ter Churchill announced today, and British imperial and Greek troops are engaging them in a stern battle. Situation "in Hand" So far the defense force has the situation "in the prime min- ister told the house of commons; the Germans have failed in an at- tempt to capture a British air- drome and the British and Greeks havo recaptured a military hospital which for a time had been in the hands of the 'chutists. A fairly strong attacking group on the Canea-Malemi road has not yet "been mopped up." Churchill went on, "but other parties have been accounted for." The Germans flew approximately 100 miles from the Greek mainland in great strength to invade the big island of Crete, last Greek terri- tory to be held by the Anglo-Greek allies, and one which Churchill had declared will be defended to the death. It is held by New Zealand, Brit- ish and Greek troops under the command of the New Zealander, Major General B. C. Freyburg. Bomb Base, Ajrdromes The Germans preceded the inva- sion with intense aerial bombard- ment of Suda bay, the Crete naval base, and various airdromes on the island. Then, early this morning, the German troops in New Zea- land battle dress landed by glider, parachute and troop plane on the Canea-Malemi area at the western end of the island, Churchill said. Ihey failed, however, in their attempt to take Malemi airdrome, the prime minister went on, and by forenoon the British considered had the situation in hand. Fighting, however, continued. Possible Dress-Rehearsal The British evaluated the sudden invasion not only as an axis at- tempt to gain a stepping stone for under the armistice terms German I passage to the near east mainland, but also as a possible dress-re- hearsal for an air-borne invasion of the British Isles. Successful invasion of Crete might be followed by a similar at- tack on British Cyprus, which lies Page 7 planes had the right to land at French fields in they have been reported doing in launch- in f attacks on the in Iraq. he ambassador also declared that "any attempt to split the French people will fail" since there Has been, and will be. "only one French nation under our great lead- er, Marshal j'etam." Ambulance Service for City in Effect Chief of Police R. .T. Exner today ?aid that the ambulance service plan adopted by the city council at Nazis, had planned a putsch against the Chilean government. The police said that an attempt by the Vanguardists, a pciMical faction, to break nto Radical a from the Gnat Lakes to the j-ea and make r of hvd'o !i ctric energy for def' t'-o in- CLOSE CONSULATES Beirut, Authori- ties have ordered British consulates in Syria and Lebanon closed and the personnel removed before end of the week as reprisal K.A.F. bombardments IN FW SPA PERI the for of Syrian Blenker Gas Station Robbed; Loss Is Small A filling station at Blenker, oper- ated by Steve Swetz, was broken into sometime during the night last night, but the thief got only a few packages of cigarets for his trouble. Sheriff William Sanger was inves- tigating the case today. _ The thief gained entry to the sta- tion by breaking a rear window, cut- ting himself in the act. Bloodstains were found on pieces of the broken window pane, on the floor and on the desk, which was rifled but pro- duced nothing of value. Three Minor Crashes Take Place in Rapids Three collisions, ail minor, occur- red in the city late Monday and early today involving five local drivers. A large Central Wisconsin Motor Transport company truck driven by W'illis Hammel. city, and a car driv- en by Henry Gemmke. Mexico, Mo., collided on West Grand avenue at o'clock this morning, but little damage was done to either vehicle. Cars driven by Ray Kawalske, city, and Earl Holstrum, Route 4V city, ran into each other on First street north near Market square p. m. Monday causing slight fender damage to both cars. Little property damage was done to cars driven by Mrs. George Dam- itz, city, and Ted Gill, city, when they collided on West Grand avenue at p. m. Tuesday, the of the parking lot. The truck upset on the highway, party convention last Friday night. T'-x i which resulted in the death of and the wounding of KauVi.s, ..was a part of the alleged Vai--' spilling its load of gravel, guardist "plan." Both vehicles were damaged beyond repair. Portage countv authorities sa'd no inquest will bp held. Carley was a retired carpenter and contractor and had lived in Stevens Point for many vears. (D- d i woulci introduce iat.on to authorize a .ippr .p-i iti'in to the a- v.av d by f'anada and meeting on May 7. was now m effect, and that all calls for an f-mr-rg' ncy vehicl" must be made through the off.'ie of the police de- paitment at number Chief stated that the local morticians will answer all --ent through the police department providing thev are of a serious na- Report Fine Response to Scout Fund Drive Preliminary reports by campaign workers engaged in the annual Boy Scout-Girl Scout fund drive here in- dicate a fine public response to the for contributions, the joint finance committee in charge of the drive declared today. While it is still too early for an i accurate report on the amount of r money collected during the first three davs of the campaign, which Sunday, prospects are en- 'couraging for attaining the S3.000 goal, the committee said. Mav 25 I nl'd States on March Two New Ordinances Before City Council Two ordinances will come before the city council for consideration at the bi-monthly meeting at the city hall this evening. One, an ordinance governing the use house trailers, President Asks Relief Qrant of Congress i mrnt probably would nr-t be Roosevelt asked congress today for large as might be a relief appropriation for the year beginning July 1. The sum was below the estimate in the budget and Mr. Roosevelt noted in a message to con- gress that defense expenditures would have an important bearing on employment. so Approve Catlin Bill on Securities Law unile die increase in defense ex- penditures will have an important i i i I np nc hc saiSbly approved today the Catlin ture demanding immediate atten- tion. Thr. department will relay all calls to the Iocs! morticians after thf-v aie fir-t at the offices of the d< partnipnl. The phn wi'l continue until the council provides for city ambulance .-.ervicr. Ch.ef Kxner said. A charge of will be made for a day- time cail and a charge of for a night run under t'-e present system. is the date scheduled for completion of the drive. Public cooperation I with the solicitors in order that the I work may be completed by that date is urged by the committe'e. Funds raised will be equally divid- ed between the Boy Scout and Girl Scout organizations in south Wood county. THE WEATHER will be given a second reading, with He said the suggested fund would hnal action scheduled. The other, a j provide for an approximate monthly new traffic ordinance drawn by the, average of persons on the police department, will receive a first Work Projects administration's re- reading. Also scheduled at tonight's session lief rolls. Even though there will be vast vnci c W11J w V are hearings on several curb and i expenditures for defense and the gutter, sidewalk and blacktop pav- lease-lend program, the chief ing subjects. execu- i tive caid the education unemploy- :'we cannot anticipate an increase in employment in the same propor- tion as the increase in expenditures for next year." Madison, The assem- y approved today the Catlin bill revising and strengthening the state j I .'UlWdUlSUe, J An add.tional factor militating, tion that it needed LJ OLCltC I securities law, but it was held up j when Assemblyman Biemiller Milwaukee, raised the ques- a two-thirds For Wisconsin: Partly cloudy and cooler, show- ers extreme east tonight; fair. southeast extreme as great a reduction in un- j vote because it was "banking legis- pmployment as might appear pos- Nation." sible is that there are many of the presently unemployed who have lit- tle chance to be absorbed by the de- fense effort. Certain regions of the The vote on passage was 58 to 18. Speaker Thomson Rich- land Center, took Biemiller's point under advisement. country are not affected by defense The bill would make possible sale W0rk- of securities of invest- ers are not in demand." meat Merit" .without registration, cooler and east. COOLER Today's Weather Facts- Maximum temperature for 24- hour period ending at 7 a. m., 86; minimum temperature for 24-hour period ending at 7 m m., 57; at I a. m, 69k_______. rWSPAPER!   

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