Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - July 31, 1940, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin July Clearance Sale on the Want Ad Page K E XV S P X PER A E Lower Prices on Want Ads Bigger Bargains Now Twenty-Seventh 8306. Wisconsin July 31, 19-10. Single Copy Five Cents CUT REGISTRATION AGE IN DRAFT MEASURE Recommend 5 Billion More for Greater Army July less than two the house passed and sent to the senate today a carrying to start work on a 70 per cent expansion of the navy and provide modern weapons for a O'Brien Demands Ban on Highway Fund Diversion July house appropriations com- recommended today the spending of nearly five billion more dollars to start a navy and equip an army which might number men on combat The huge President velt said was necessary to give the nation would bring the session's appropriations and contract authorizations for the army and navy to the ing total of Only Part in Cash Of the pending bill's would be provided in direct appropriations and the balance of in contract tions for which congress would have to provide the cash While the committee emphasized that much of the equipment to be bought with the new money would not be obtainable for months to it asserted that approval of the program at this time would en- able production and procurement agencies of the government their work Oppose programs mean meal the committee is neither sound pre- in an emergency nor good business During hearings on the Gen. George C. army chief of testified that if congress authorizes immediate mobilization of the National Guard and a system of compulsory military both of which he said were needed additional would be needed for tenance of such a force in the rent fiscal Specific details as to the number of guns and other weapons which would be procured under the new program were kept secret but the committee recommended al of the budget bureau's request for airplanes of various of which would go to the giving that service proximately serviceable Plan 200 New Ships Although the navy's share of the new money would be only the measure would commit the through contracts to be filled to expenditure of for 200 new fighting ships and accompanying auxiliaries and aircraft for the proposed 70 per cent expansion of the The committee recommended of the 12 per cent profit limitation on airplane procurement for both the army and Con- gress reduced the figure to seven or in some cases eight per cent last month but government spokesmen said it had interfered seriously with the acquisition of chiefly because were ing to take contracts for aviation Approved Without Change Except for a item for a large graving drydock in New the subject of pending the tee approved the president's re- quests without IrL broad the new funds and contractual authority would be as new ship alteration and sion of naval aircraft for both and materiel for navy and marine 017; public works projects for army and including housing and storage ad- production July Calling for condemnation of con- stant diversion of highway William E. chairman of the state highway mended today adoption of a amendment to prevent con- of the O'Brien spoke at the mid-summer convention of the County Highway He deplored the in- of a majority of the lic highway construction and declaring is only when the highways become entirely unsatisfactory that concentrated protest will be receives from the He my mind Wisconsin be- cause of constant highway seriously jeopardizing the continued improvement of its highway My remarks in this connection are not to be considered political in any sense of the We are all with the fact that diversion has been continued for a number of years and each of the three inant political parties in the state are probably equally guilty in the matter of is willing to recognize the fact that this diversion is be- coming but apparently no one is willing to do anything about he 34 File for County Offices TWO IN GUSTOS FOR CAR THEFT Two Wisconsin Rapids youths were held at the county jail today in default of awaiting inary examination next Wednesday on charges of driving an automobile without the owner's Plead Not Guilty They are Earl 18, and Edward 19. Both pleaded not guilty when arraigned before Justice Byron B. Conway this Chief of Police R. J. Exner was the Chief Exner said the boys were apprehended at the parking lot of Consolidated Water Power Paper company Tuesday night when they drove up in a car owned by Arthur Wisconsin which was reported stolen from the lot about p. m. The the chief had previously had a complaint that a car had been taken out of the lot and Officer Art Berg was stationed at the lot in his car when the second theft was and took Whitrock and Mason into today when they drove into the lot in the chief Bond Set at The boys told the chief they had driven to Port Their bond was set by Justice Conway at DUCHESS PLANS OPERATION New July 31 The New York says it learned from close friends of the Duchess of Windsor that she had reserved rooms -t a small private hospital here for a plastic surgery operation September 9. BOY SCOUT DROWNS July 31- ON THE INSIDE NEWS IN PICTURES Fire destroys New Jersey paint fear 7 lives lost See Page 12. British charge Nazis with abuse of Red Cross symbol See Page 2. Secretary Hull in huddle with Cuban president-elect See Page 3. Los Angeles woman confined in iron lung gives birth to son See Page 12. Swastika flies over British soil on island of Guernsey See Page 9. Roosevelt leads Willkie in but Democratic strength drops survey shows See Page 8. Edwin a Chicago Boy drowned yesterday in Mason near The boy had been CANDIDATES IN FIELD AS COALITIONISTS Thirty-four candidates for the eight Wood county elective offices and for assemblyman from Wood county were filed today for entry in the party primary campaigns which end with the partisan elections on September 17 when party tickets the three political creeds in Wisconsin will be chosen to compete in the November general Increase Over 1938 Reflecting the interest of a al election the number of seeking the nominations in Progressive and lican parties is an increase over the number of 1938 primary when 30 in all were though less than in 1936 when 41 candidates figured in the Aside from the county three candidates had filed today with the secretary of state for consin senator from the 24th dis- They are M. R. and Victor W. on the Republican and Max Leopold of Arpin on the Progressive Democrats are without a senatorial aspirant from this dis- which includes Clark and Taylor and the Walter Rush of is not a Ludwig Fails to Qualify The county filing was featured by further indication of a coalition of Progressives and Democrats in Wood and the rejection of one candidate's papers as received at the county clerk's office too late to be legally Dist. Atty. Charles M. Pors this morning ruled that nomination papers of William H. sought the can nomination as could not be County Clerk J. A. dler received the papers by ed mail this They had been circulated by supporters of Ludwig Monday and yesterday in Marshfield and the town of Pors held that the actual deadline for filing was midnight last day for and interpreted the statutes and instructions from the secretary of state's office to mean that the papers were not ad- missable this The county clerk said there was ample dent for the Two File on Two Tickets The coalition twist to the primary campaign was furnished by two candidates for party nominations who filed on both Democratic and Progressive J. Wisconsin and Clarence W. It was the first time in county history that an attempt was made to secure nominations in two and re- called the 9 FIRST PICTURE OF BOMBS DROPPING IN BATTLE AT according the British shows German bombs dropping between anchored ships inside the breakwater in the harbor at First to reach America showing any phase of the July 29 air battle over this photo was cabled from London to New Italian Forces Concentrate to Join in Blow at England Lewis Resigns as Athletic Director at Port Edwards Lawrence G. athletic tor and manual arts instructor at John Edwards high Port for the past 17 today announced his effective Mr. Lewis said that his letter of resignation was presented to the board of education this Mr. and Mrs. Lewis and their two sons will take up residence in where he plans to enter During his long tenure at Port Coach basketball teams won nine championships in the Wood County and Big 7-C His 1939 squad won district tournament honors and placed ond in the Class C division of the state tourney at The Port Edwards board of tion is expected to meet shortly to LAWRENCE G. LEWIS act on the resignation and to select Mr. July great fortress of Gibraltar was bombed heavily late this British Nazi Raider in Sea Battle July Brit- ish armed merchant cruiser tara fought a battle with a German a fast converted merchant in the South Atlantic but was unable to prevent the raider the admiralty announced The admiralty said the German mounting four guns on each turned away immediately after she was using a smoke screen to The chased her until a German shot reduced her the report The British casualties were two killed and seven Equipment Storage Building Is Proposed for City A motorized equipment storage building for use by the tional Guard unit here is among 15 Wisconsin projects mended to Washington for inclusion in the national defense according to an announcement at Madison The Associated Press reported that a Wisconsin Rapids storage ing 50 by 200 feet in and in- repair paint washroom and boiler was in the list presented by Mark state Works Projects ad- Presumably the storage building would be built in connection with or adjacent to the new Battery E armory soon to be erected Projects Still Tentative All the projects are in a tentative state and must be approved by the war and navy departments before funds can be allocated to The projects include new National Guard airport armories and equipment storage facilities in Eastern Cranberry men to Tour Wisconsin Marshes Next Week Eastern cranberry growers and officials of cranberry industry next week will visit to inspect the cranberry in- dustry centering in Wisconsin ids and to discuss various phases of processing and marketing of the fruit that constitutes one of the important cash crops of the To Arrive Here Monday About 30 growers and officials from New Jersey and and executives of the ican Cranberry will spend the beginning next Monday when the party will arrive in Wisconsin Rapids on the watha at p. m. They visit Wisconsin marshes and attend the meetings of the Wisconsin ry Growers association and the consin Cranberry Sales company here August 9. The visit of the group here will be the first of its kind in the history of the While the will be guests of Wood county and central Wisconsin A high point of the week will be a quet at Hotel Witter Thursday August 8, when some 200 ures in the industry will be gathered Chaneys to Attend From New a party of three will include A. U. and C. M. of the American Cranberry and Clyde Later in the Thomas will fly here to attend the quet The Massachusetts group be headed by Harrison ident of the Massachusetts Growers Arthur D. ager of the New England Cranberry Sales Mrs. Ruel S. president of the and cus M. Cranberry Inc. Massachusetts ers will include Marcus L. uncle of the cannery company Edward Marcus Ellen Ruel S. Mr. and Mrs. George A. Mr. and Mrs. George Herbert 9 most of the principal cities of the Enlargement of the Madison airport to develop a National Guard air and tion of a new armory building and seaplane base at Milwaukee are among the The Madison development would take care of administrative building and combination unit while at Milwaukee would be built facilities for seaplanes and amphibians and units to house al Other Projects Sought A new wing on the Whitefish Bay improvement of flying at Camp tion of a armory at boygan and a new armory at and equipment storage ings at Stevens Falls and several other are other Grade Crossing Crash Kills 7 Young People July Seven boys and girls pn route to a swimming party were killed day when a fast freight train ed their automobile at a crossing near Six Augusta victims were R. A. 19; his 16-year- old Helen their Corinne 36; William 20-year-old student at Northern Illinois College of Optometrists at Julian Baldowski and ry Jarrell both 19, and Emma a 16-year-old visitor from Ga. troops and planes are standing ready in the North sea an English channel bases to aid Ger man legions in the frontal attack against i was disclosed Grants Duce's Request Italians in Switzerland diplomatic reports that Adolf Hitler had granted a specific request from SUSPEND COMMUNICATIONS July 31 telephone and telegraph communications in the portions of France was re- ported suspended today and this was construed in some quarters as an indication that major operations against Great Britain were Benito Mussolini that his Fascist troops be permitted to share in the attempt to invade The Fuehrer the reports after a conference with his although he limited ian army participation to land and parachute In the matter of Hitler asked for many and these have been flown to bases in the sections of France along the Bay of Biscay and in loaded with Italian parachute troops trained by the Other land composed of troops who have seen service in Ethiopia and Spain and drawn from eastern Italian have been sont through the Brenner fo North sea channel ports farther Report Attack Italian like the reported the long-planned big sive against England was many foreign observers believed the axis partners might only be turning on their terror machine full blast and that the attempted if it still may be several weeks Those who thr reports that the apparent last-minute pre- parations were the real thing ed to improving weather all over Page 9 Amended to Include Only Men of 21 to 31 Years July senate military committee amended the compulsory military training today to require the registration only of men from 21 to 31 years instead of those between 18 and 64. The senate group acted while the house military committee was from Secretary of War Stimson testimony that a of the nation's defenses must realize that 30 days and in sympathy that with Rotarians Hear Talk on Army Recruiting Recruiting and National Defense was the subject presented to ians at thoir weekly luncheon this noon at the Hotel Witter by Second Lieutenant Gordon A. Miller Lieutenant Miller discussed the present recruiting campaign of the United States declaring that in one year the army has increased from men to and that a goal of is sought by December 31. Four more Wisconsin Rapids young men left Tuesday for ment in the The Verne V. William E. Frank H. Giese and Gordon L. will be stationed at Brooks Persons wishing mation on army enlistment may con- tact Lieutenant Miller at 841 Wylie street after 5 m. Great Britain might be con- quered in Japan is Italy and Stimson Endorses Stimson gave his full port to the and also sent word to the senate committee that the war department endorsed it and that the budget bureau had passed it. Two Thomas and Smathers emerged from a closed session oC the senate committee to say that the registration age limit ment was approved Smathers said the change was suggested by Senator Lee and seconded by Senator Bridges Final committee action on the will be taken Smathers It is expected to be To Register Supporters ot the measure ated that the age alteration would reduce from to about the number of men to be Army officials had said ly that while those from 18 to 64 were to be only men be- tween 21 and 45 would be to selective draft for military The great majority of those called these officials had would be ir the 21 to 31. Abandon Idea The youngest and oldest groups were to be used to form units under the original provisions of the but Smathers said this had been eliminated entirely from the Chairman Sheppard was reported to have read a letter from Stimson to a closed senate tee It said that the legislation was endorsed by the war department and had been passed by the budget Some senate advocates of con- scription had been seeking word of budget bureau approval as evidence that President Roosevelt was able to the Mr. Roosevelt re- frained from giving it any direct outspoken support at his press con- ference He said he pre- had expressed his views on the subject of compulsory Stimson Gives Views Stimson told the house committee that the only way for the nation to a war is by com- military lie described the system of tary enlistments as costly Of the dangers which he considers this country to the war tary prudent trustee must take into consideration that in another 30 lays Great Britain may be ed and her fleet come under enemy 9 Girl Wader Drowns Near Lyndon Station July Margaret when she stepped into a deep lole while wading in the swift wa- ters of the Wisconsin river five miles northeast of Lyndon Joseph of y attempted to rescue the body was not recovered im- Margaret was the daughter of Richard Ressler of who owns a farm near Lyndon 240 Nazi Planes Downed in Month July The air ministry announced that 240 German planes had been shot down during The ministry said the known destruction of the 240 planes involved a loss to Germany of least 600 officers and men killed or taken July German spokesmen said today that German ors and making up only a part of Germany's armed have sent to the bottom of the English channel and other seas tons of British shipping since June 25. HOLD AT PITTSVILLE 16th annual Indian and Pittsville held at Riverside park here on Saturday and August 2, 3 and 4. Arrangements for the annual which has become one of the prominent features of the summer season in are in charge of the members of the Pittsville park Warren Fred Shirley Dr. C. A. Salter and Albert Indians from many tribes will come to Pittsville for the drawn from tribes in the north tral They will spend wow week in the tent colony which will be erected in the Three ball free acts and carnival concessions will add to the One of the ball to decide the will be played day afternoon between Wood ty Winnebagoes and an Indian team from Pittsville and Seneca teams of the Wood County league play Sunday afternoon and a team from the Con- Softball league of sin Rapids and a Pittsville Softball team meet at noon Five free acts will be staged on Lhe Saturday night and Sunday afternoon and The Harry Weydt rides and con- cessions will form the The free acts Sherry De- acrobatic Tom trick Lord hand and Count Zazu and his a comedy National Guard Air Officers Visit City Nine officers of the 113th Indiana National air unit which will base at he Tri-City airport during the ar- my maneuvers in central Wisconsin in were here today ing arrangements for the port's use by the They arrived this morning in three squadron planes from Stout Com- mander of the 113th is Maj. John H. Baseball Tonight Wisconsin Rapids vs. LaCrosse Doubleheader Lincoln Athletic Field First Game at P. M. TVA Appropriation for Defense Purpose Voted July A appropriation to expand electric power production facilities of the Tennessee Valley Authority defense purposes was on its way to the White House Congress approved it fast expediting passage at the request of the national defense which sought the extra power for production of aluminum for airplane construction and other defense Expansion of the TVA will in- clude a new dam on the Holston er near Jefferson a nearby steam two additional generating units at Wilson and one at Pickwick dam in THE WEATHER For Partly scattered t h u and somewhat er tonight and THREATENING Today's Weather Maximum temperature for 24- hour period ending at 7 a. 87; minimum temperature for 24-hour period ending at 7 a. 61; at 7 a. m. 65.