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Waterloo Daily Courier (Newspaper) - June 17, 1942, Waterloo, Iowa Remember Pearl Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps FIRST ESTABLISHED 1854 WITH The Weather Little change occasional showers Complete for Iowa M surrounding on a WATERLOO IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 17 1942 SIXTEEN PAGES LOSS PRICE THREE CENTS Petain Says Discontent Growing On Second Peace Anniversary Chief of State Admits Anger Rumbling PEOPLE DEFIANT LOOK TO AMERICA FOR HELP AP is Chief of State admitted Wednesday in a brief broadcast to the French people on the second sary of his suing for peace with Germany The said ever that he hoped to realize his country's salvation even after my death he began on June 17 1540 at the tragic hour of the armistice request I you to silence your an- guish so as to hearten only your faith in the destiny of your try A year later on June 17 1941 I declared to you that the trail would be long and Today I cannot speak to you in different terms He went on to say I do not at all hide from myself the ness of the echoes my appeals have met with The workman fers and his enforced passivity cannot be taken for resignation the peasant grows impatient Petain admitted also the deficiencies of the but said individuals likewise were to blame if sometimes tent is if anger is bling He insisted nevertheless that fhe weariness the neglect the re- have not disheartened mn Refraining from mention of the international situation or French politics the marshal castigated profiteers and powers of money Begins Third Slave Year Roy P Porter here writes of France served in in the Is bureau of the Associated Press and in in Vichy By ROT P PORTER New began her third year of servitude under German military masters Late at night just two years ago his trembling voice barely rising above the crackling of a Bordeaux thunderstorm Marshal Petain told I made contact with the sary last night asking him as dier to soldier to seek with me the means to stop the fight Thus did the of all French armed the same who 20 years earlier at had said shall not 42 weeks of wearying warfare into German military domination was defeated is defiant was hungry Today Germany has taken loads of her foodstuffs she is hungrier to the point where her babies arc dying her children sick and her parents aging prematurely looked toward the United States for help is still looking ward America but this time with nor hope high that American diers sailors and marines will soon invade her north to create the projected second front European front against dom Saw Proud Army Beat PH During those dark days which led up to June 17 1940 already aged Marshal Petain saw a army whipped unmercifully by the superior might of a modern German machine He saw roods loading southward to insecure safety bombed and by German nnd Italian planes He saw nearly 200.000 nf his vilian countrymen bleeding and dying beside those clogged roads lie saw nearly of France's soldiers German prison camps most of whom are there years of almost less labor he has seen France School Taxing Separate for Past Debts On Whole New District for Future In connection with the election next Monday on tion of Waterloo's two school districts the question is often How would merger affect the finances of the two present Would they continue as two separate taxing districts or would they become one taxing The answer For money that has already been cleaning up of present would continue as two separate districts with the cast district paying off its old debts and the west dis- paying off its old debts For future expenditures the two districts would be merged into one new district which would be responsible in its entirety for all new obligations West side properly would con- to be taxed for present west district debts until all west dis- debt is paid off East side property would continue to be taxed for present east dis- debts east district debt is paid off But from the date of merger the operations budget would be a budget for the whole district and any bonds issued for schoolhouses would be obligations of the entire new district If in the future a new school building were built on the west side the whole area of the new city wide school district would be taxed to pay for it If a new school building were built on the east side the whole area of the new citywide school district would be taxed to pay for it To clean up past obligations there would be separate taxation in the two old districts till the debts were liquidated To meet current expenses and new obligations the whole new district would be taxed Bund Boss Ends Life Under Train Waterloo reau of agents Wednesday examined personal ords of 42 waukee German-American bund leader who suicide un- der the wheels of a passenger train Claude K Lcc FBI agent apparently was en route to New York where he was uled to answer a federal court sub- poena found in his pocket He was a on a train which arrived in Waterloo at p m Monday night His beheaded body was discovered two hours er Lee said Froboese apparently had stepped from his train and bis head on the tracks as the train left the depot Guerillas Take Prisoners Draja Jugoslav guerillas have captured axis troops ing one complete enemy battery in new fighting in Bosnia govina and reports reaching the Jugoslav refugee here said Wednesday Continued on page 2 column 3 News Feature Index rage Believe Jt or Not 7 Brady's Health Talk 4 Cedar Falls News 5 City in Brief 13 Classified Ads Comics 15 Courier Files 4 Editorial 4 Markets 14 in News 4 Northeast Iowa Events 8 Parsons Movie Talk 11 Private Lives 4 Radio Programs 11 Serial Story 7 Society 6 Sports Entertainment H Uncle Ray's Corner 7 Undo 7 War Activities Directory 4 on Broadway 13 Taken by Jap Column With Heavy Loss fP im- portant station on the Kiangsi railway has been to the Japanese but only ter an all day battle in which casualties were inflicted on the invaders the Chinese high command night announced Wednesday 50 miles within Kiangsi province fell Monday to the ese column which has driven ward along the railway from province seeking a tion with a second force driving eastward from Nanchang western terminus of the line With the fall of the Chinese admitted that the gap be- tween the two Japanese columns has been cut to 50 miles Sanguinary fighting in the streets preceded the abandonment of the city the communique asserted Britain Votes 4 Billions More in Costliest War house of com- mons promptly voted a new credit for war purposes Wednesday at the request of Sir Kingsley Wood chancellor of the exchequer who said it brought Britain's total during the costliest war in history to pounds Britain's rate of government ex- recently has risen to pounds a week Sir Kingsley said This is by far the costliest war in history but this does not dismay declared the lor of the exchequer There will be no faltering in the financial or any other sphere President Signs New Pay for Fighting Forces Washington D A ure boosting tne minimum base pay of the nation's fighting forces to a month was signed into law Wednesday by President For most of the men it means at least more each month lor and entertainment on off or to send back home to de- pendents The carried a clause making increase retroactive to June 1 The measure covers ranks up to and including that of second tenant in and the able grade of ensign in the navy whose base pay would be increased from to a year Coke Kids Rob 2 Storekeepers at Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids la The Coke Kids added bery victims to their list Tuesday night They walked into the Zasestra Drug Store on the west side dered Coca and then robbed the proprietor Charles Zasestra of Half an hour later they entered the Frank Grocery Store one block from the Lincoln way on the east side pointed a gun at and a customer and stole The youths are accused of con- ducting several robberies in tho state during the last month Their procedure is always the same They order soft drinks consume them and then holdup the place Garcia Dutch Masters luc Harvester Emerson San Felice So Cigars SAVE A LIFE IN Since Same Jnn t Date 1042 1941 Number of accidents 22.0 Number injured -.57 71 Number killed 1 5 T TIRES II WPB Gets Tire Pile 8 Feet High 190 Autos 50 Tons Scrap A to Z auto claim mpr 200 OWNER BOASTED HE WAS NOT AFRAID OF U S MEN Clinton Ta UP production board officials took possession Wednesday of the A 0 wrecking yard tons of iron steel and rubber scrap Requisition papers were served by U S Marshal James Gillespie at Schaffer's home Possession of the yard which em- braces an area of three city blocks along Lincoln highway was taken by Eugene Dunne Chicago field representative of the auto graveyard division Dunne said that Schaffer's yard contained a stack of auto tires 50 feet long and 8 feet high 190 auto- mobiles complete and partially complete and 50 tons of loose scrap Second Midwest Seizure At his home Schaffer said he had no objection to putting his scrap in war production He was charged specifically with violation of a WPB order ing junk dealers to report their inventories every 60 days Wednesday's action was the second federal requisition in the mid-west since start of the WPB campaign to maintain a steady flow of scrap to war industry Last March the WPB 100 tons of iron and steel scrap from a Valparaiso Ind yard Dunne said that had dared the government to take over his metal scrap Efforts to induce him to dis- mantle his autos and increase his scrap shipment began early in April Dunne said Not Afraid of Any Federal Man In a transcript of his tions with salvage officials who made repeated visits to his yard Shaffer was quoted as They better have more than one marshal to serve the requisition Continued on page 2 column 2 Bombing Italians Easy as Shooting Fish in Barrel An Allied Airdrome in the yan United States army's big Liberator ed bombers were credited day with scoring 35 direct bomb hits on two Italian battleships in operations with the RAF in the central Mediterranean Their commander Baid it was like shooting fish in a barrel The United Slates fliers delivered their first blow in the war Monday Maj Alfred F Kalberer who led the flight said They concentrated first on the two Italian capital ships and turned their bombsights onto ing cruisers and destroyers only er hitting one battleship 20 times and the other 15 In addition they set one cruiser afire and damaged a destroyer The United States fliers are commanded by Col H A son of Boone Iowa Talks on Radio at Washington D UP of Agriculture Claude ard will speak on farm price over the Mutual network Wednesday night from to p m CWT in the first of two talks dealing with the program The second will be given at p m Friday by Chairman W H Davis of the war labor board over the same network His subject will be wage Gov't Searching for Bills Washington D C The treasury Wednesday ordered a nationwide search for and seizure of an estimated of ican money which the axis is be- to be trying to smuggle into this country for use by agents and spies The money consists mostly of and bills with a few fifties and hundreds it was said Serial numbers have been sent to all banks and other financial institutions GOVERNOR PROCLAIMS JUNE 21 FATHER'S DAY DCS George A Wilson Wednesday proclaimed June 21 as Father's Day in Iowa Wilson said that in the present crisis America's fathers had their greatest responsibility Many fathers arc away from the far flung battle fronts he said Tobruk and Sevastopol Under Furious Nazi Attacks Peril Grows GERMAN SHOCK TROOPS STORM RUSSIAN FORTS the Associated Press Britain and Russia fought desperately to hold the two key citadels of Tobruk and topol under increasingly lent assault by the axis armies Wednesday while the RAF re- ported heavy new blows over- night to Adolf Hitler's Ruhr and Rhineland industrial ters On the north African front Gen Neil Ritchie's reinforced by sea-borne supplies delivered with the help of U S army fliers broke up axis attacks on both flanks ol Tobruk But it was apparent that the danger to the historic British stronghold on the shores of the Mediterranean w a s hourly With the axis attacking on a half-moon front British ers reported that imperial forces had driven off an axis armored lunge at Sidi and repulsed thrusts at Sidi 50 miles west of the frontier is 25 miles southeast of Tobruk lies 20 miles southwest of Tobruk Mussolini Uses Knife A third axis force was massed at El Adem 18 miles due south of bruk but failed to the British said By contrast Premier Mussolini's high command asserted that axis forces had knifed into some British positions in the and Adem sectors and captured more than prisoners The German high command said attempts of British troops cut off west of to break thru have been frustrated On front Adolf ler's field headquarters asserted that axis troops had cut deep new wedges into soviet fortified lines around Sevastopol in the Crimea but acknowledged that the assault forces were meeting bitter ance and difficulties of terrain The Germans said nazi shock troops stormed Fort Siberia Wednesday morning and dislodged Sevastopol's Red army defenders Continued on page 2 column 3 Roosevelt Cracks Down on Washington D President Roosevelt called on the nation Wednesday to en- gage in a concerted drive for total physical and moral with particular sis on elimination of light districts in war industry areas In a letter to Paul V McNutt director of the office of defense health and welfare the president declared that such districts con- a major part of the venereal disease infection found in army camps and naval stations Asserting the interdepartmental committee on venereal disease has made splendid progress in ing these the president said the campaign must be extended to in- areas with the full operation of federal state and cal governments business and in- dustry the medical profession schools and churches In urging united emphasis on the moral and physical fitness drive the president observed that this is one effort in which every man woman and child can play his part and share in ultimate victory This job depends ultimately upon the people themselves and their moral he said McNutt sent copies of the letter to some key executives in war production plants citing the millions of lost work days in in- dustry and describing venereal disease as one of the most ing hazards to the health of era Intelligent attack upon this hidden enemy could reduce it to the same relative unimportance as smallpox or Nutt asserted In line with the president's ter I am asking your help in curing the repression of prostitution and in supporting local law ment to eliminate dis- and other conditions ad- affecting your manpower Workers Name New Lexington Quincy new craft carrier of the one sunk in the Coral appeared as if by magic day on the ways of the same yard where the lost ship was built 20 years ago Granting a request of 23.000 workers at Bethlehem Steel Fore River yard Secretary of Navy Frank Knox announced that the carrier now building would be named Lexington instead of Cabot as originally scheduled Your telegram is nothing less than an Knox tele- graphed in reply to the workers request ID CITY HULL Business Block and Fifth Swept by Mystery Flames Leave Six Waterloo Shops in Ruins vn Shown above fs what is left of six shops or stores Bruited by fire which swept thru a one-story building at East Fifth and City Wednesday causing damage estimated at to At the extreme left next to the city other shops on the rear at right streets adjoining the city hall early Wednesday causing damage estimated at to At the extreme left hall which was not badly damaged is shown the roof of Hie Black Hawk Electrical company From left to right Lafayette arc Printing Fovall and Alderman harbor shop Roth jewelers and the Buffalo Hal works In tin near the chimney is the Stewart Tire Vulcanizing Co on Large brick building to the Is Central Ire station DAMAGE IS HEAVIEST HERE IN THREE YEARS Swept by the city's most disastrous fire since November 1938 six shops or stores in Wa- east business adjoining the city hall and Central fire in ruins Wednesday with loss estimated between and Flames of undetermined gin and not discovered until they had made considerable headway at a m day completely gutted the six establishments located in a one- story brick building on the north corner of East Fifth and Lafayette streets Fire Chief Ray Tiller said the blaze which raged for two hours caused damage to and contents The six shop owners and building owners however made estimate of damage totaling Wednesday most of that total covered by ance The Six Victims Damaged establishments ed: Stewart Tire and Vulcanizing company shop 307 East Fifth street Buffalo Hat works and shoe re- pair shop 631 Lafayette street Roth store 629 Lafayette Foval Alderman barbershop 627 Lafayette Miller Priming company office and shop 625 Lafayette Black Hawk Electric company store 623 Lafayette Chief Tiller said he believed the fire started somewhere in the rear of the shop but cause remained unknown Wednesday The one-story business building immediately adjoining the city hall was owned by Chester Stone proprietor of he Black Hawk Electric store Martin Main Owner Remainder of the business spaces Lafayette street and around the corner to an alley line on Fifth owned fay Hope C Martin 2500 West Fourth street Included fn the loss were 350 tires at the Stewart Tire company including a number left for re- treading and repair W G Stewart who with his ther W H Stewart owns the ness said only a few of these were new tires however and that most of his stock 170 new tires In the basement were undamaged Rhey N Cowin of the east ing board said he believed that tires belonging to private individuals or firms and being repaired at art's could be replaced in kind under government rationing rules Owners Loss Figures Owners estimates of damage done by the blaze Wednesday at Stewart's tire shop on the portion of the gutted building owned by Martin on the Miller stock and equipment on the shop operated by Robert Foval and Arthur Alderman at the Roth jewelry store owned by Milton E and A J Roth at the hat and shoe cleaning and pair shop and at the Black Hawk Electric store There was some damage also to the near wall of the city hall and some smoke damage inside the municipal building but no estimates on such damage were immediately available v Andrew Lombros proprietor of the Buffalo Hat works said he carried no insurance on his ment stock or customers articles in the shop All other owners said there was insurance coverage Firemen Handicapped Chief Tiller said the spread of tho blaze was aided by the fact thai single spread over ili tho six business establishments capping the firemen in their The alarm was turned In at the No 1 fire station nearby by Robert Growney 410 Kut Fourth street a em- ploye of the Rath Packing Co on a bicycle en route to work the smoke rolling from the front of Tire Co but bft saw ntt Firemen said the hwd gained considerable by that time and spread thru UM
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