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   Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - June 7, 1943, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin                               HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE AVAILABLE NOW AND ANSWERING WANT ADS. Wisconsin RaDids Dailv Tribune ffjfl A CONSTRUCTl V E fcdi NEWSPAPE 1IW I %TV JP W BICYCLES ARE IN DEMAND SELL YOURS WITH A FOR-SALE WANT AD. Thirtieth 9183. Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Monday, June 7, 1943. Single Copy Five Cents RAWSON TURNS LEADERSHIP OVER TO RAMIREZ Adm. Nimitz Arrives in United States TANKER COLLIDES WITH FREIGHTER; 84 HEN KILLED Norfolk, Eighty-four men lost their lives in terrific ex- plosions and blazing oil when an American tanker and an American freighter loaded with ammunition collided in the dark a few days ago off the United States east coast. Navy Investigating The navy announced the collision yesterday and said an investigation is being made. So tremendous were the explo- sions that debris was showered on the decks of a coast guard ship a quarter of a mile away. The blast killed 66 of the 69 men _ aboard the freighter, tore the ship j to pieces and sent her to the bottom almost immediately after the colli- sion. Eighteen of the tanker's 82 seamen perished in the seething flames which burned the lifeboats before they could be launched and forced those still alive to leap over- board. Includes Gun Crews The victims included 35 members of navy gun crews, of whom 25 were aboard the freighter and 10 Miners Return to Pits Under Truce; Southern Operators Split-Report bulk of John L. Lewis's half-million coal-miners trudged back to their pits today under a fourth truce agreement even as indications appeared of a new crisis in the pro- longed of dissension among the southern operators. Hours after the men returned to work with a few exceptions aboard the tanker. The two shins, survivors said, were proceeding in opposite direc- tions when the freighter veered sud- denly and rammed her bow into the tanker's port side. One -of the survivors, Deck Cadet W. J. Leonard, 21, of Malverne, N. Y., who was in the tanker's wheel- house, said the freighter's course was changed suddenly and the ships came together in a glancing blow. Impact Saves His Life The impact knocked Leonard saved his life. "The amidships house was quick- ly ringed by he related, "'and a sheet of flame swept through while I was on the floor. The cap- tain, the first, second and third mates, six navy gunners, and two signalmen were in the house. "I believe they were all lost. They must have swallowed the flames." Civilian Defense Class Opens Here Wednesday Night A new course in civilian protec- tion, for fire watchers and for makeup purposes for persons who did not complete previous civilian defense classes, will start here Wed- nesday night. The announcement is made by Lloyd Franson, new de- fense co-ordinator named a fort- night ago by Wood coun- ty defense council. The class will be taught by Chief of Police R. J. Exner, and will in- clude 10 hours of instruction, from to p. m. each Wednes- day night for five weeks. First class will be Wednesday of this week, starting with the organization meet- ing, and lessons will deal with all types of civilian protection and fire and gas defense. "It is very said Fran- son, "that this class get a sizable enrollment, for we must have ap- proximately 100 persons graduated from these classes before we can hold an accredited blackout test here. The regulations insist on eight certified, civilian protection workers for each of popula- tion and that means nearly 100 for this city." This class, said Chief Exner and Mr. Franson, wjll be open to both women and men. Classes will be held in the city hall. the UMW chieftain and his aides closeted themselves briefly with operator representatives to discuss the next step in their interrupted negotiations. Miners Recess A few minutes after the group retired behind closed doors, Lewis emerged to report that the miners had recessed to permit an operators' caucus. He said the negotiators had received no word from the war la- bor board, which last week ordered contract talks halted until actual production had been resumed, and added he had no other comment. The WLB also was silent, but a board official who declined use of his name said he doubted that the board would issue formal instruc- tions for a resumption of negotia- tions. As he put it "the miners and operators would be smart just to go ahead" without waiting for a WLB nod. Interest Shifts to Operators' Interest in the wage dispute shifted from the miners, whose "no contract, no work" stand last week set war production plants back more than tons of coal, to the operators, who were reported di- vided on the question of whether to seek a new contract at the confer- ence table or ask for adjudication of all issues by the war labor board. While there was no clearly de- fined geographical division, most of the northern commercial opera- tors were represented as feeling the portal-to-portal pay issue should be settled with the union. A large segment of the southern operators, on the other hand, was reported holding out for a referee's ruling by the WLB, an agency which United Mine Leader John L. Lewis has denounced as prejudiced. 3 Large Ohio Mines Idle Only scattered breaks in the back-to-work front were indicated by an early-morning survey. A UMW local at Houston, Pa., repre- senting 800 men voted yesterday not to resume work until a contract Grandson of President Kills Friend Ten-year-old William Bonner Roosevelt, son of Col. Elliott Roosevelt and grandson of the president, tripped over a .22 caliber rifle in his home last even- ing and as the gun fell it discharged, killing Lewis Hutchinson, 11, his best friend. Coroner W. J. Rushong, of Mont- gomery county, reported that young Hutchinson, son of a prominent-Ard- more, Pa., broker, was pronounced dead at Bryn Mawr hospital when taken there shortly after the acci- dent by Billy's mother, Mrs. Eliza- beth Donner Winsor. An autopsy disclosed the bullet penetrated the boy's lung and liver, causing hem- morhages. An inquest will be held later, the coroner announced. State Police- man James Hagan said Billy was released in custody of his mother. The accident occurred, the coroner said, at "Mist the 168-acre suburban "home of Mrs. Winsor. Billy and Lewis had been playing with bows and arrows, and were running into the house to get more arrows when young Roosevelt trip- ped over the gun. As the gun discharged, Lewis staggered back out the door and collapsed on the front steps. Mrs. Winsor married Col. Roose- velt in January, 1932. They were divorced in 1933 and in 1937 Mrs. Winsor married Curtin Winsor, now a navv lieutenant. She obtained a DIES IN Kermit Roosevelt, 53, (above) son of Presi- dent Theodore Roosevelt, died in Alaska, the war department an- nounced. He wore the uniform of a British army major when this photo was taken in 1940 and before he transferred to the U. S. army. Kermit Roosevelt, Son of Dies in Alaska is signed, and three large mines employing of Skilling Recovering Following Operation The condition of Conservation Warden V. A. Skilling, rushed to Riverview hospital early Saturday, is considered very satisfactory, the attending physician said today. Skilling's attack was diagnosed as a perforated stomach ulcer, necessi- tating an operation and causing a week-end of serious concern to his family and friends. His recovery now is well under way, the physic- ian said today, although he will re- main in the hospital for several more days. Ohio that state's miners likewise were idle. A local dispute kept em- ployes of a Pennsylvania anthracite colliery away from work. The miners returned to work at the direction of President Roosevelt, but union leaders, set a June 20 deadline for settling; their demands for a a day wage increase. Setting of this new deadline, with its" threat of another walkout two weeks hence, aroused congres- sional demands for spee'dy enact- ment of anti-strike legislation de- signed to prevent just that. The legislation, now before a joint sen- ate-house conference committee which will seek to iron out differ- ences between the two chambers, would provide jail penalties for leaders of strikes in government- operated war plants or mines. Senator Connally (D-Tex.) author of the senate version, predicted pas- sage of a compromise measure be- fore June 20. divorce March. at Titusville, Fla., last COUNTY SCHOOLS 6RADUATE227 Two hundred and twenty-seven pupils of the rural and state graded schools of Wood county will receive ;heir eighth grade diplomas at graduation exercises to be held in Lincoln field house Wednesday aft- ernoon, June 9, beginning at Knutzen to Speak Norman E. Knutzen of the fac- ulty of Central State Teachers' col- lege, Stevens Point, will deliver the graduation address, his subject being "After Commencement, Prof. Knutzen is head of the English department of the Teachers' college. Enrollment of graduates will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday at the office of County Superintendent S. G. Corey in the Wood County Nor- mal school, followed at 11 o'clock by the graduates' rehearsal in the field Ker- mit Roosevelt, 53, son of the late President Theodore Roosevelt, died in Alaska Friday while serving with the army forces and probably will be buried there until war's end. In announcing Major Roosevelt's death, the war department gave no details and in the absence of any word to the contrary it was pre- sumed here that death was due to natural causes. The major, who in civilian life was a banker, engineer and author, had been on duty in Alaska for sev- eral months. He entered the service when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, having previously served with the British army in Norway and Egypt. Like his two surviving brothers, Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt jr., now in North Africa, and Major Archibald Roosevelt, in the Pacific area, he was a veteran of the first world war. Quentin Roosevelt, youngest of the four brother's, was killed in areal action over France during that conflict. Legion to Elect New Officers Wednesday The annual election of officers of Charles Hagerstrom post No. 9, American Legion, will be held Wed- nesday evening at Memorial arm- ory. Successors to Commander Alvin Marks and other present officers of the post will be named at the meet- ing, to take .office ia May Add 15 Midwest States to Gas Cut spokesman for the petroleum administrator for war told a committee of eastern states congressmen today that "ac- tion can be expected soon" on ex- tension of the pleasure-driving ban to states outside the seaboard ra- tioning area. Maj. Jubal R. Parten, director of transportation for the PAW, bom- barded by questions as to why eastern states motorists were being closely rationed while motorists out- side the eastern seaboard were per- mitted to use their cars for pleasure driving, replied that the PAW had been studying the advisibility of ex- tending the ban to district 2, which includes 15 middle west states from Ohio to the Dakotas and from the Canadian border to Tennessee and Oklahoma. AMERICAN ARMY TRAINING IN NEW ZEALAND (By the Associated Press) A large body of American troops recently arrived in New Zealand from the United States and is un- dergoing intensive training along- side veterans from Guadalcanal >reparatory to being sent to a com- >at zone, Rear Admiral Theodore Wilkinson, deputy commander in the south Pacific area, announced to- day. This disclosure, implying that new slows against the Japanese were mpending, coincided with the news that Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, commander-in-chief of the United States Pacific fleet, had arrived in the United States for the latest of a series of world-wide allied stra- tegy conferences. The admiral disclosed his return from Hawaii yesterday in a speech at Berkeley, Calif., remarking that he "had a job to do." "Carry Trouble to Japs" It concerned a conference which he said he hoped would "carry trou- ble to the Japanese." He did not elaborate, but declared that U. S. planes and ships in the Pacific by the end of the year would be a "very formidable force" and that the Pacific arena was get- ting its share of U. S. men and ma- terials. "We are turning out planes and ships of war faster than the Japa- nese he said. "It is simple arithmetic subtraction for them nd addition for us." The admiral's statement coincided fith new outbursts of actiqn in ioth the south and north Pacific. Sink Jap Destroyer In the Solomons American dive and torpedo bombers sank a Japa- lese destroyer, set fire to a cargo hip and a corvette and shot down 5 Zeros in air battle off Bougain- ille island, the navy announced Four American planes were lost. The Japanese version, given by he Tokyo radio today, claimed 20 allied planes were shot down in the ncounter. In the north Pacific, the navy EISENHOWER AND MARSHALL might be problems of war that command the attention of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, allied commander-in-chief, (left) and Gen. George C. .Marshall, chief of staff of the U. S. army as they chat during an informal press conference in Algiers. Gen. Marshall accompanied Prime Minister Churchill to North Africa on his return to London from conferences with President Roosevelt in Washington. house. The graduation exercises Wed- DEBATE GIRAUD-DEGAULLE SETUP French com- mittee of national liberation ex- panded itself from seven to K> mem- bers today and assigned a number of portfolios but failed to agree which ministries would be directly under Gen. Charles Gaulle or Gen. Henri Giraud, political quar- ters reported. nesday afternoon will open with an invocation by the Rev. C. H. Schip- per, pastor of the Vesper Reformed church. Musical Selections The glee club of the Milladore graded schools will sing two songs, "Gidday-ap, Little Rocking and "Oh, Pray for and the Biron graded school group will sing "Dona Nobis Pacem." Two violin selections, "Medita- tion" by Squire and Schubert's will be played by Miss Alice Bentz of the Wood County Normal school faculty, accompanied by Mrs. Marian Getsmger. Following Prof. Knutzen's ad- dress, the program will be brought to a close with recognition of honor students and presentation of dip- lomas by Superintendent Corey, as- sisted by the county teachers. Names of the 227 pupils who will receive diplomas will appear in Tuesday's Tribune. Clean House To Save Us From Moscow, Plea Washington Senator O'Daniel (D-Tex.) expressed belief today that high federal authorities were carrying out a plan for "a dictatorship, and regimentation of our people" and declared that "a big house cleaning of elected offi- cials" was necessary to save the nation. After reporting that he had con- ferred with "these Washington czars and he said: "You may think they are ignor- ant or are not fully informed. I have a different conception of them and their 'planning.' 1 believe they are taking orders from somebody and that what they are doing is only part of a plot to change our form of government into 'commu- nism.' 'socialism' or some other for- eign 'ism' which means a dictator- ship, and a regimentation of our people and abolishing our 'private system' of enterprise. "Thp only way to save our na- tion, if it can be saved at this late hour, is for the people to make big bouse cleaning of elected offi- cials of our federal government." old of resumption of intensive air attacks on the Japanese base of Ciska in the Aleutians. Kiska was under' air assault five times Friday, he communique said. Liberators and Ventura bombers IN 7 WLB Disapproves of Race Discrimination Allies Hammer Italian Bases; Submarines Sink at Least 6 Axis Ships Allied Headquarters in North from two directions, U. S. and British airmen smashed rail and ferry 1 ceremonies for which REVOLUTIONARY CHIEFS DISAGREE ON CONSTITUTION Buenos Aires Gen. Artuvo Raw son resigned as head of Argentina's new gov- ernment today and charged 'en. Pedro Ramirez with or- ganizing a new regime after the m olutionary leaders had failed to agree on the con- stitution of a cabinet. Gen. Domingo Martinez re- signed as foreign minister in continuation nl the reshuffling of the provisional government (Private reports reaching Monte- ;cleo said Minister of Finance Jose Maria Rosa and Minister of Public Education Horace Calderon and Gen. Juan Pistarmi, public works, also losigned. (The censorship in Buenos Aires was said to have been made stric- ter.) Rawson, ousted President Ramon S. Castillo in a coup d'etat, last Friday, was to have been sworn, in as president at noon today. Impossible to Reach Agreement In a brief communique, he an- nounced that "the impossibility of reaching an agreement on the con- stitution of a new cabinet" had com- pelled him to lesign "as leader of the revolutionary forces and chief of the provisional government." At the same time Ramirez, min- ister of war under Castillo and slat- ed to hold the same post under Rawson, issued a statement saying he had assumed the powers aban- doned by Rawson. He also announced postponement of today's scheduled swearmg-m a national facilities on both sides of Messina strait at the toe of the Italian boot, and pounded Pantellcria again, yesterday, following up Saturday's smash- ing attack on the Italian fleet at La Spezia. At least eight of a formation of more than 80 fighter planes which attempted to intercept American heavy bombers of the middle east command raided San Giovanni, Reg- gio Calabria and Messina, wore shot down and others were damaged, a Cairo communique said. All Planes Return It was officially announced that "approximately 50 of our aircraft took part in the attacks" from mid- dle east bases and every one return- ed safely. Hits were scored on railway sid- ings, oil installations and other terminal facilities, the communique declared. RAF fighters also shot down two three-engined heavy bombers, in the eastern Mediterranean yesterday, it Senate Approves Bill Regarding Federal Employes (IP) The senate voted tentative approval today of legislation to require confirmation I of virtually all federal employes' making more than a year. It adopted, 43 to 22, a judiciary committe amendment revising a pro- posal offered b} Senator McKellar, (D-Tenn.) The action the way for votes on amendments to limit con- was announced. No allied planes were lost. Italian Claims (The Italian communique assert- ed without offering any fuilher de- tail that an allied submarine was sunk by the royal Italian navy in the Mediterranean. "The Italians also said their fight- LARGE MR UNIT REACHES LONDON Eighth U. S. army air force was expar ded today by the arrival of another large con- tinRent of airmen and equipment, and already-feverish invasion specu- was heightened by Prime Minister Churchill's continuing round of conferences believed to bear directly on the Washington war strategy meeting and his visit to North Africa. Strength Kept Secret For military reasons the strength of the L'. S. air unit just arrived at a British port was kept secret, but it is known that bombers and their crews have streamed across the At- lantic as the weather improved and that ground personnel, bombs and other equipment have been arriving lesularly by boat. The lull in the aerial onslaught to soften Europe for land invasion con- tinued into its ninth day, although holiday had been decreed. Dissolves Congress The rapid changes in Argentina's confusing political situation followed by only a few hours the issuance of a decree by Rawson dissolving con- gress, which was to have comened tomorrow. The decree said that "at the proper time, measures will be taken for the constitution of a new congress." Some observers expressed the opinion that Rawson had been con- sidered from the first as not quite in line with the ultra Tightest political tinge of his new ministers. Ramirez generally was regarded as having more pronounced Tightest tendencies than Rawson, but the ef- fect his leadership would have on 7 er planes brought down four four- ft alhed aircraft, be- enRined bombers and anti-aircraft j guns downed a fifth in the allied raids on the Messina strait. (In the Pantelleria raids, the Italians asserted allied planes were brought down.) The aerial softening of tiny Pan- telleria continued sifterdaylighl plane attacks Saturday which, in turn, had followed a dawn bombard- ment bv the Rutish fifth firmation to agency heads and "pol-j jn' Rs puns icy making officials" and to elimm-1 thumlcml OIIP.II> batteries ate the Tennessee Valley authority Qn lhp outpost. from terms of the bill. Allied Submarines Active Shortly after the vote on the re- A, air and vision, McKcllar agreed to lay the surfaco altai.ka measure aside temporarily to allow way for (i whpn action on an farm "P-1 IK- ferried across propriations bill when it became lhc ,'he strait. evident that additional controversial rarm, amendments would involve prolong- VNE 7 18 SOLDIERS KILLED Nashville, Eighteen soldiers were killed when an army truck smashed through a wooden bridge railing and rolled 30 feet down an embankment near midnight Saturday. Eight were injured, two of them critically. Pay differen- tials between white and iipfcro labor were under war labor board ban to- day, governed by a decision in a case from Texas. Directing the Southport Petrole- um company of Texas City to in- crease the pay of its Negro em- ployes to parity with white workers of the same classification, the board held that "economic and political discrimination on account of race or creed is in line with the Nazi program." ed debate. Pending also was a substitute of- fered by Senator O'Mahoney Wyo.) to limit the confirmation re- quirement to agency heads and chief assistants and others designated as "policy making" officials. heved to included bombing planes, swept across the Strait of Dover toward the continent shortly before noon today. Bad weather over the continent was given as the reason for the lay- off, although there was some specu- lation the heavy bombcia had shift- ed to the Mediterranean area for concentrated action on that portcn- tial front. Invasion Guessing Continues The invasion guessing continued in London's press, with the Daily Herald declaring Gen. George C. Marshall, S. army chief of staff, probably would head invasion forces in the Mediterranean theater while a British general might direct any invasion against the northern Eur- j ope i oast. At Stockholm it was ipported that dispatches fiom Berlin and Rome! uncunfiimed reports in Ge- Misrepresents Age at Tavern, Is Arrested Carrying forward an announced campaign against juveniles in tav- erns, Sheriff Henn Becker Sunday arrested a town of Grand Rapids youth, 17, who Wednesday will pear in juvenile court here befora Judge Frank W. Calkins. The youth is charged with mis- representing his age in obtaining liquor, also with assault and disor- derly conduct. The offenses. Sher- iff Henry liecker said, took place in the Switch tavorn. town of Port Ed- wards, and in Max Stelmacher's White tatein, town of Grand Rapids. The assault and disorderly con- duct occurred between 2 and 3 a. m. Sunday morning' at Stelmacher's, Becker said, while the youth mis- repiesented his aur earlier that same evening at the Switch, and also on occasions at Stelmach- er's. Rumor of Conspiracy Against Mussolini V) A dispatch Eisenhower Number One Father of 1943 New York (JV) General Dwight D. Eisenhower will be hon- ored as the outstanding father of 1943 on Father's day, June 20. The national Father's day commit- tee cabled the allied leader in North Africa yesterday that for his "sterling qualities of leadership and inspiration to the youth of the world he be declared the number one father of the jear. Tokyo Reports Attempt to Raise Repulse Tokjo radio leported that Japanese engi- neers had started efforts to raise the P.ritish battle ciuiser Repulse, which was sunk by Japanese planes off the east roast of Malaya in 1941, together with the battleship I'nnre of Wales. The broadcast, recorded by Reut- ers, was not confirmed by any allied source. (Attempts to refloat the Repulse, which went dowii in deep water in the gulf of Siam after suffering se- vere damage, would appear to pre- sent almost unsurmountable diffi- culties. An indication of this is the tremendous amount of work involv- ed in attempts to right the French liner Normandie, which capsized at her pier in New York after a fire, and the length of time required to re-float American warships sunk at Pearl Edward Cnare Joins Staff of Tribune i ____ Edward G. Cnarc, fnrmoily of Madison, has joined the editorial staff of the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Mr. Cnarp is a graduate of Madi- son Kast high school and attended the I'mvcrMty of Wisconsin school of journalism until joining the I S. army air corps. AflPi iiini' months ii> sen HP, he a medical discharge as a ipsull an injury which incapacitated him for futthpr active Enemy Submarine Toll In Atlantic Now 666 (By the Associated Press) Announcement last of the loss in early May of two merchant Holland. .saul axis leaders were exptess'mg leais the allies may stnke a hard Mivasion blow thiough Spam. Obsem-1.- immediately surmised tint the reports, filtered thiough strict censorship, be the1 pre- lude ti> German and Italian plans to march into Spam t" set up air bases to defend the "Kuiopean fortiess" better. iTiinco in Tight Spot It alsi, wa-, recalled that General Franc isc (i Franco repotted to have said he would call on the other .side lor assistance, should the allies or axis1 invade Si am. 'I IIP Germans c lampeo. another state of emergency down on the Norwegian port of Bergen, a poten- tial landing point, and it was dis- clos-ed that German defensive demo- litions had blasted a GOO-yaid wide belt, with anti-tank ditches more than a mile: ficMti the sea, clear across the four miles of the Hague, neva today a.s savins: a military con- spiracy Premier Mussolini was recentlv disclosed in Italy and that srnsationa' airests had been made among former army officers. "Threads of I ho conspiracy alleg- edly lead tu the Quirmal (the hill- ton residence of King Vittorio Km- where opposition officers alwavs find the dispatch said. THE WEATHER ships in the Canbbean sea as a re- sult of enemy submarine action brought to fiGf! the Associated Press total of announced allied and neu- tral merchant sinkings in the west- ern Atlantic since Pearl Harbor. One was an American this country's 267th announced merch- ant loss in. those waters. FATHERS SHOULD APPEAL (-T) Man- power Commissioner Paul V. Mc- Nutt said today that some draft For Wisconsin: Occasional rain west tonipht and entire state Tuesday fore- V' noon: continued cool tonight and Wednesday fore- noon. SHOWERS Today's Weather Maximum temperature for 24- hour period ending at 7 a. m., boards had been violating the ban j minimum temperatuie for 24-hoor against induction of fathers, and he period ending at 7 a. m.. 46; tem- achised men of this status to ap-i pcrature at 7 a. m., 49. Precipita- peal. jtion, trace. IN FW SPA PERI IF.WSPA.PFJ   

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