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Waterloo Daily Courier (Newspaper) - May 11, 1942, Waterloo, Iowa DOLLAR DAY WATERLOO Wednesday May 13 ESTABLISHED 1854 NEWS The Weather showers tonight Complete forecast for Iowa M on 2 WATERLOO IOWA MONDAY MAY 11 1942 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES PRICE THREE CENTS CHINESE MAY RETAKE WANTING Shows Up Hitler's Poison Gas Plan British Prepared to Pour Gas on Germany if Hitler Starts Gas War RUSSIA CHARGES NAZIS HAVE ALREADY USED GAS ister Winston Churchill gave liis warning to Adolf Hitler Sunday after a cross-check had convinced lied leaders that Germany in- tends to poison gas in a last desperate attempt to crush Russia responsible informants said Monday So convincing was evidence re- ceived from the continent diplo- matic informants said that lied leaders decided Britain should move to place upon many the responsibility for the start of gas warfare and warn Germans that they in the end would pay bitterly It possible might start an offensive against Russia with gas or use it only as a climactic weapon if other means of warfare failed but there seemed conviction that Germany sooner or later would use it Informants said the allied check of gas reports extended as far back as last January and showed that Germany was making rations on a massive scale for gas warfare Gas Shipped to East Front Reports That large shipments of mustard gas had moved by trainloads in February under heavy guard thru one district which serves the man front in the east That between January and March frequent shipments of gas in German broadcasts heard in London and New York Monday reported some of the details of Churchill's speech to the German people hut significantly failed to mention the British prime warning regarding gas fare and glass containers in ad- dition to crates of gas shells of various calibers had moved to the front some crates marked not to be opened except by special order That in a construction area near the eastern front large con- crete gas reservoirs had been built That Germany had developed a six-barreled gun called do to throw grenades and shells filled with liquid gas of tremendous corrosive effect That preparations had been made to drop gas in large glass spheres designed to break on contact and disperse widely That German officials in eastern Europe had been ordered to provide themselves with gas masks and keep them handy Building Gas Shelters That gas shelters were under con- struction Germany even in villages That three factories in unoccupied France were manufacturing flame throwers apparently to be carried on motorcycles for the Germans Many military authorities still ex- pressed doubt of the efficacy of gas aside from the retaliatory brake but they admitted the Germans always envisage its use in a last resort or try with it to re- duce specific objectives Britons expressed approval of Churchill's warning that Britain would use gas against Germany it Germany used it against sia They girded themselves for a new phase the war which in sheer terror might pale earlier terrors in the confident belief that as in ial bombing warfare they could take what Germany had to give and pay back on an inexorably ing scale In one of the great speeches ol his career Churchill announced his news Sunday that Russia had advised him that the Germans in their desperation might resort to gas against the armies and ple of Russia Have Already Tried Gas Out In fact Russia had Continued on page 11 Stonecutter Planes Huge Iron Castings for War Illustrating how private out by the war readjust itself to help knock out the Axis the Carl Moline stone-cutting plant 827 Commercial street Monday was running full blast machining break-in blocks of iron on which lank engines will be moored Stone-cutting- an art and ness for Moline since 1904 went out of date when the nation after Pearl Harbor banned tial building With no there was no demand for finished stone blocks and slabs With no demand there was no use for Moline's planers Turn to War Work But then because the machinery was capable of handling the came this war production job and Moline and his men went back to work harder than before Gray iron castings weighing pounds each and measuring 18 feet in now sliding thru the planers at Moline's plant being machined for use in a De- troit Mich war tank engine tory The bulky castings 36 inches wide and nine and one-half inches deep when turned out of the foundry must be machined and planed to an exact depth of eight inches be- fore they can be used as moorings for the heavy Diesel engines which are being run thru tests and the break-in period at Detroit Contract Thru Harmon Contract for 67 of these break-in blocks is being handled here by the Harmon Foundry com- pany 520 West Parker street The Viking Pump company Cedar Falls is producing the castings on sub- contract One of the blocks is being ished daily at the Moline shop even tho it may require six or more hours overtime labor for the workmen and machinery And when the 67 are done there may be more work of similar nature for Moline and his men because they are ready to handle it with machinery built to accommodate such heavy castings The only other equipment in the whole area capable of doing such work is at the Illinois Central road shops and it busy keeping up with railroad jobs RAF Renews Raid on Coastal Areas RAF renewed raids on French targets Monday sending small groups of fighters across the channel to at- tack coastal areas Inclement weather Sunday night had temporarily halted Britain's aerial offensive against Germany following one of the war's heaviest daylight raids Sunday in which RAF formations 15 miles wide pounded enemy objectives inland from the Boulogne area of the French coast German retaliatory raids Sunday morning resulted in the death of a man and injury to several civilians at an English southeast coast town McNamee Funeral to Be Held Tuesday New services for Graham McNamee pioneer dio announcer will be held at 2 p m Tuesday at Campbell al chapel McNamee died at St Luke's hospital Saturday of a brain embolism which followed long ness of a streptococcus infection He was 53 Heads Brig Gen Frank C Mali in above has been named com- mander of the division at Camp Forest Tenn A native of as a world war 1 the past seven years has been in in- spector general's department of the army Sunshine Trips Depend on Gifts News Feature Index Page Believe It or Not 8 Brady's Health Talk 4 Cedar Falls News 6 City in Brief 10 Classified Ads Comics 23 Farm News 21 Markets 22 in News 4 Northeast Iowa Events 6 Parsons Talk 19 Private Lives 4 Radio Programs 19 Serial Story g Society 10 Theatre Entertainment 19 Uncle Ray's Corner 8 Uncle g War Activities Directory 4 on Broadway 23 THE FUND TODAY Previously reported It was indeed a blue Monday for needy Waterloo children erly looking forward to country vacations this summer as the day passed without a contribution be- ing made to the Courier Sunshine Fund Tuesday afternoon the most needy youngsters referred by cial agencies in the city for the four-week vacations will be chosen at a meeting in the office of Mrs Lutie B Larson chairman of the selection committee at East ior High school Just how many of these dren can be sent to enjoy the shine fresh air and good food at the country homes depends upon future gifts Fifteen dollars will pay the cost of one child's vacation To date the funds will provide six such vacations Contributors are urged to scnd or bring donations to the Courier business office as soon as possible Peru's President Pledges Help to Beat Axis Powers Washington D dent Manuel Prado told the senate Monday that the co-operation of Peru is destined to represent a factor of real importance in the solutions of the common problems of the defense of our continent The Peruvian president in a minute speech in the senate ber outlined Peru's position on world affairs and pledged the operation his country m the United Nation's war effort In the name of Peru whose tinies I have the honor to guide 1 reiterate in this supreme moment her spontaneous adherence to the international policy of President the president said Broadcast on Pleasures of Life Shifts to Warning of U S Raiders WASHINGTON RELEASES STORY ON APRIL ATTACK Have You Rooms to Place an acl in the fied and you won't have a vacancy for long It's the quick successful way to find tenants Many calls were received to this ad and the rooms were 2 FURNISHED Rooms Utilities PcV Close In 010 Mulberry COURIER CLASSIFIED GIRLS Phone Washington D One minute the radio cer in Tokyo was detailing the pleasures of life in Japan and the freedom from fear of bombing And the A was broadcast in Japanese to the effect that Tokyo was then being bombed by a great number of planes And then an hour or so there were between three and four thousand casualties The Japanese people were asked to pray for rain to extinguish the fires and to decrease the chance for further air raids That was what United States army bombers reported hearing in their earphones as they approached and left Japan on the Saturday after- noon of April 18 In its first communique giving Japan as the scene of action the war department Sunday broke a three-week silence on the raids that brought a welter of panicky and contradictory reports from Japan One Question Unanswered The question that has been ing the Japanese ever Where did they come left pointedly unanswered The communique reporting that U S army bombers had made the first attack in years on what the Japanese regard as the sacred soil of their homeland The attack was made in clear weather in the middle of the day the planes flying at low altitudes low that it was necessary to avoid barrage balloons The selected targets were takable and were accurately ed with demolition and incendiary bombs Military naval and industrial plants were the objectives in the vicinity of Tokyo Yokohama Nago ya and other localities Large fires were started which continued to burn in some instances for at least two days Program Cut Off An interesting sidelight on the raid was the fact that as the planes approached Japan a propaganda broadcast in English was being transmitted by a Tokyo radio tion The announcer was detailing the pleasures of life in Japan and the freedom from fear of bombing Suddenly this program was cut off and a warning was cast in Japanese to the effect that Tokyo was then being bombed by 1 great number of planes which are travelling at a terrific speed The Japanese announcer stated that these planes were moving too fast to be overtaken He later reported that three Japanese interceptor planes had been lost Later in the afternoon a further broadcast announced that there were between and People Asked to Pray The Japanese people were asked to pray for rain to extinguish the fires and to decrease the chance for further air raids Subsequently the tone of the broadcast became less feverish nnd it was announced that only tals schools and other points of no possible military value had been bombed and that even then the damage had been slight Forty eight laler the Tokyo broadcaster reported that the fires started during the raid were then under control There was no confirmation of Japanese reports at the time that nine planes had been shot down SAVE A LIFE IN Traffic Toll In City of Waterloo This Year and Last Since Same Jim 1 Ditto Number of 170 Number of injured SO Number killed 1 5 Wednesday Dollar Day Opportunity Waterloo merchants will hole their annual spring Dollar Wednesday May 13 first such sales event for northeast low patrons since the United States en tered the second world war This should be an opportune lime to buy because merchandise is more and more cult to get Clifford Collins chairman of the Chamber of Commerce retail trade tee said Monday in commenting on Dollar day Altho it is becoming more cult to procure merchandise Wa merchants made arrange ments far enough in advance to make certain they would have am pie stocks on hand Wartime restrictions on the manufacture of many ties many of them invoked in re- cent weeks probably will become increasingly felt As in past Dollar day events Wa stores have added extra cler ical help to handle the day's busi ness With he public conscious of the desirability of buying needed articles now it is expected that Wednesday's crowds of shoppers will be large The retail trade committee of the Chamber sponsors Dollar Day Russ Lisf More Germans Killed in Local Battles Moscow The Red army is striking steadily at German concentrations in local operations the official news agency reported Monday listing engagements in which another axis soldiers were killed On the Kalinin front the Germans previously were dis- lodged from a stronghold and lost an entire the sians repulsed an enemy counter- attack and counted more than 400 bodies on the field the nique said On the northern front another 200 Germans were killed after be- ing encircled by Russian forces Legion to Meet in Indianapolis Chicago The first war time national convention of the American Legion expected to see little of the funmaking and horse play that characterized such con of other years Monday was awarded to Indianapolis Ind subject to approval of the Legion national executive committee Originally scheduled for New Or leans the organization's 1942 ing changed because of war transportation and other problems which led legion officers to look for an inland site for the session The were set as Sept 19 20 and 21 State to Get More Rain Is Forecast DCS moisture was in prospect Monday and day night following torrential rains Sunday night which extended over virtually all the state but dumped the heaviest downpour in the west quarter and central portion of Iowa Some rivers in the area rose idly but most of them were low and little flooding appeared likely un- less additional heavy rains fall with inches listed the heaviest downpour for the 24 hours ending at a m Temperatures remained mild with the state high Sunday 73 at and the night's low 48 at De- corah WINNER OF PULITZER BIOGRAPHY PRIZE DIES West Wilson 59 newspaperman soldier and thor died Sunday less than a week after winning the Pulitzer prize for biography He won the prize for Crusader in a life of Harriett Stowe published in March 1941 NOT SO GOOD New rationed his He put the butt in his pocket and lost his trousers in an ensuing flro He was hospitalized for leg burns Sub Lurking Close to Shore Torpedoes British Ship Two Men Killed REST OF CREW RESCUED 200 YARDS FROM LAND Palm Beach Fla An axis submarine lying iu wait 300 yards off the lower Atlantic coast torpedoed a medium-sized British man in broad daylight iu sight of several hundred spectators who witnessed the rescue of crew from the beach Bathers and fishermen ed by the explosion only a mile and a half off shore told Monday how they saw the stricken ship in a cloud of steam to within 200 yards of land before she was abandoned by members of her crew The torpedoing was the ninth an- by the navy since May 4 from which survivors have been landed at Florida ports George W Boynton a former sailor who was fishing saw the at- tack and helped tow two lifeboats containing 31 crewmen ashore I saw her shudder from the im- pact of the Boynton said I had been watching her for eral minutes as she passed our fishing boat Practically Blew Up And you can imagine my prise 200 yards she practically blew up in front of my eyes The explosion wasn't so as you would expect from a torpedo It sounded like it came from the bottom of the sea I immediately thought she had struck a floating mine I didn't think a submarine would dare come so near shore especially in broad daylight I maneuvered my fishing boat alongside the ship and yelled to the men aboard asking what I could do An officer told me to stand by and about 20 minutes later I helped the lifeboats in I saw no sign of a submarine Arthur Forshay construction er on the beach said after hearing the explosion he saw what he be- to be the scope It looked like a stovepipe ing out to he said Frank White 25 third officer from Cardiff Wales said two men who were on duty in the engine room were killed by the iion Nazis Use Tricks With the Atlantic Fleet at Sea Delayed Ships of the At- fleet today were urged to a keen watch for axis sub- disguised as ice floes Disclosure that an enemy sub- had tried this new form oj camouflage was made just at the time that the frigid Arctic regions begin their summer thaw and tumble millions of pounds of ice into the ocean Captain of the V S warship on which this is written de- scribed the latest axis fuge and told of other methods by which the axis hoped to en- snare allied ships He said that axis trickery rarely troves effective against our navy The U-boat that posed as an ice floe according to the captain was daubed with a brilliantly white camouflage paint making it to distinguish the con- ling tower from a jagged piece of ice jutting from the floe Methods Other methods of enemy dis- on the high seas according o the skipper included hing from the use of distress to novel painting of the sub- marine He explained that every case he described was a matter of official record One of the enemy submersibles ook the role of a lightship It came to the surface dropped anchor and blinked its signal in the same fashion of a Its objective was to attract icd vessels toward it then bang away with its torpedoes The ruse didn't work Another axis sub showed only its tower that painted ti buoy Two Youths Held for Girl's Death Dubuque Attorney E J Kean announced Monday afternoon that he had decided to file homicide charges against Glenn Oxley 22 and Milton Jeager jr IS in con- with the death early Sunday morning of Ruth Griffith only daughter of Mr and Mrs O E Griffith of Dubuque Both Oxley and Jeager are The county attorney made his an- after receiving a report on an autopsy conducted by ty Coroner C C Coady The report showed the county attorney said that the death of the girl waL due to over- indulgence in alcohol aggravated by neglect and Chief of Police Joe said Oxley had admitted placing the body of the girl in a ditch highway 20 two miles from the Dubuque city limits early Sunday Jaeger was Oxley's companion when the girl was picked up Satur day night after a movie The body was found after a Du buque man reported seeing it lying in the ditch while driving here early Sunday said the only evidences o injury to the girl were a cut over one eye and swollen lips Strub said the story had been told to him by the two After a movie Saturday night the two picked up the girl drove to a roadhouse where they bought a pint of liquor drank the liquor anc rode in the car until 2 a m Jaeger said he had been driving while the other two remained ii the back seat of the automobile When Jaeger discovered the two apparently were asleep in the car he drove io the girl's home anc went home himself Oxley said he awakened about 6 a m and tried to arouse the girl When a second attempt to en her failed he said he took Miss Griffith to a point about two miles outside the city limits on highway 20 and placed her in a ditch West Coast to Go Dim Until War Has Ended San Francisco office of civilian defense at the re- quest of the navy Monday ordered a dim out of the California coast from the Oregon border to Santa Maria Cal for the duration of war The order becomes tive Monday night The order covering the nia coast line included in the Twelfth naval district specified that every light which is visible at sea must be put out Bridge and highway lights must darkened or shielded Lights of private homes and amusement concessions ng on the Pacific ocean must be darkened completely or adequately shielded by blackout protection U S Subs Sink Jap Destroyer Washington D C The navy announced Monday that American submarines in the Far sst had sunk three more anese ships including a destroyer The other ships were a naval cargo ship and a medium sized cargo ship The sinkings have not been re- ported before The navy these sinkings vere not related to the recent naval engagement in the Coral sea The new sinkings bring to 42 he number of Japanese ships sunk iy American subs alone In addition 12 others are listed is probably sunk and 11 ped Continued OR page 2 column Terrorists Blow Up Radio Paris Vichy France terrorists Monday dynamited and silenced the loudest pro-German dio station in occupied France Radio Paris Dispatches said that Radio Paris was dynamited early this morning and hat the were destroyed bringing down the aerial near 130 miles south of The damage so complete it was reported that the station may not be able to return to mal wave length for somes time Perfects Repulsed and Troops Fail Back After Killed STILWELL MOVES NORTH AGAINST ENEMY REAR Chungking China Japanese troops caught in a trap on the front Monday night were reported evacuating the border town of Wanting because of heavy losses and the interception of their reinforcements by the nese A Chinese communique said that enemy reinforcements ing northward in Burma in an effort to break the trap drawn tight by allied troops under Lt Gen Joseph W had beeri halted in fierce that still is in progress As a result of the failure of the reinforcements to break thru tary sources reported later the Jap anese in the trap along the China border were forced to fall back from Wanting where they originally had pushed into southern China Their losses were said to have been too heavy for them to remain in More Than Killed More than Japanese troops have been killed in the death trap closed upon them by the Chinese who slammed shut the back door to China and sent the invaders ing back southward from Chefang 24 miles inside Chinese territory While one strong Chinese force drove down upon the Japanese mechanized spearhead of invasion from the north another force led by Stilwell drove up from the south along the Burma road from tured and threatened dalay toward Lashio and the nan border Monday's Chinese communique said that the Japanese rescue force had struck swiftly ward aiming at breaking the nese ring of encirclement and saving the Japanese invasion spearhead from complete ter However the fresh column was intercepted by the Chinese and heavy fighting is going on the communique said On the Salween river in eastern Burma the Japanese suffered 200 additional casualties in a three-day battle beginning May 5 when they attempted in three drives to cap- ture the town of it was stated In Trouble at Bhamo It was acknowledged Monday that the Japanese captured the mese town of Myitkyina Friday an attack from Bhamo northwest of Lashio A Japanese column around Bhamo was said to he facing annihilation Monday after the severing of its communication lines From ancient Mandalay to Chefang forces of General pressed a ruthless campaign of annihilation completely isolating one enemy column pnd tightening a vise on the survivors of another Bodies of Japanese littered the re- treat from Chefang 24 miles inside China's Yunnan province from Burma Here the Chinese and Americans collaborated in a lightning blow against an enemy mechanized force heading toward Kunming while a Chinese army in Burma recaptured May ye closed in an Mandalay and sent a spearhead north along the Burma road On Way to Wanting The immediate Chinese objectives now are Wanting frontier town at the gateway to Yunnan and io the Burma road's southern minus Chinese military authorities revealed They said the sudden collapse of the invading Japanese mechanized column had returned to Chinese control the southwestern Yunnan towns of Lingling and Chefang and the mountain range on west bank of the Salween river The Chinese central agency reported that the nese were rushing m mechanised column up Uio ma road from in MI fort to rescue thn the Chefang and save them front The which entered H
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