Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - February 25, 1941, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin USE TRIBUNE WANT ADS FOR QUICK RESULTS Patty A NEWS P V P DOZENS OF WANT AD USERS REPORT ING RESULTS Twenty-Seventh 8482. February 25, 1941. Single Copy Five Cents RUMOR FILIBUSTER AGAINST LEASE-LEND Speed Action on Naval Bases WON'T SAY DESPITE NAZI PRESSURE Athens Greece is mined to carry on the fight against Mussolini's legions the ians are out of a ment spokesman said formal statement of the Greek army battle the Italians into the was the first hint from Athens on the possible Greek attitude toward reported Nazi pressure to come to a quick truce with Italy or risk German on- Defense Monopolizes Sidetrack Civilian Requirements Washington Defense orders were given a virtual monopoly today on the output of the nation's aluminum and machine tool sidetracking civilian needs for at least three months to be extended to other government officials probably those using tungsten and one type of synthetic Stettinius Issues Rules The known as a mandatory priority were Replies to Duce sued by E. R. Stettinius The statement came as a detailed ofj Priorities in the of- fice for production The decision to give defense production mandatory priority may soon reply to Premier Mussolini's speech Sunday in Rome representing Greek losses as heavy and Italy's as few mostly The spokesman said 20.000 ians had been captured in nearly four months of fighting in the ian invasion of Greece and quent Greek counter drive into the he 28 officers and 497 men are under treatment in our hospitals either for wounds or losses have not been but rather slight if one takes into consideration the way we've been forced to fight on these On the other the Italians terrific losses during The battlefield each time was littered with Italian dead and Italian He said that despite the fact Italians had prepared this attack for a long time when Greece was a tral country anxious to avoid being involved in and despite unequal situation between Greece and the Greeks wrecked ian plans assume and maintain the gives as the reason for his aggression against Greece that this country alone did not renounce the British the man also said the Greeks were inspired by a spirit of hatred for the Cease do What we do is to defend and we will not cease fighting until the Italians are out of We wish to remain Dispatches from the southern banian front last night said that scattered machine-gun posts of ian troops along the river apparently could not hope for forcement because of rockslides which blocked the road behind 4, Perishes in Fond du Lac Fire Port Stores to Open Friday Nights Retail merchants of Port Edwards announced today that effective February 28, their places of business will remain open Friday evenings until 9 p. m. and will close Saturdays at 6 p. m. Decision of Nekoosa and Port Edwards merchants on the Friday night opening plan follows similar action recently taken by Wisconsin Rapids retailers which becomes this They are effective until May 31, when officials hope that the present aluminum and machine tool will have Opinions differed as to what the priority system would have on consumer needs and con- sumer particularly in inum now so necessary for the vast aircraft Defense officials were not They said it probably would mean hardships for re- tail merchants and future will undoubtedly be one the pots and pans boys and the ash tray Must Get Stettinius commented that with a program like somebody has to get We are trying to minimize that hurt as much as He said the order might bring a sharp rise in prices of consumer aluminum but indicated that the price stabilization and protective division of the defense commission would deal with that Aluminum coming the government were inclined to regard the current shortage as Regular it was have been building up warehouse stocks and in- which would be available to meet some A sharp upturn in aluminum was expected in May or June with the completion of new May Affect Other Lines industries producing cooking streamlined tooth paste bottle inum mechanical refrigerators and electrical conductors were likely to be Stettinius said that must be for some of the now used Other defense officials mentioned glass and plastics as obvious material for lighter domestic refrigerator fittings and the Automobile they pointed once were made of cast iron in- stead of Should the j shortage they intimated made of cast iron in the interest of de- SCIENTIST KILLED Dr. Sir Frederick Banting Nobel prize winner for his share in the discovery of was killed with two other persons in the crash of a military airplane being delivered by civilian organization in Fond du Wis. the four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred suffocated last night in a fire which destroyed the building at The child was asleep in an ment in the building when the fire broke He died shortly after his father carried him from the Other members of the Anderson family The building housed a furniture grocery store and The loss was estimated at Demands Envoy to Recalled Washington tive Rich demanded today in the house the recall of George H. American minister to declaring that the envoy into a drunken at Earle reported to the state de- that he was in a rant the playing of a German threw a bottle at Earle warded it off and retaliated by injuring his The incident was regrettable but I saw no other act like that might lead us into Rich ought to be recalled and sent back to the farm in BANTING KILLED IN PLANE CRASH Ottawa A brief message traced crudely in the snows of east coast by one of an airplane crash ed yesterday the death of Dr. Sir Frederick Grant 49, whose of insulin meant life to countless Besides Sir the dead were Navigator William Bird of and iam Snailham of Nova The survivor was Joseph C. Mackey of Kansas pilot of the military plane which had set out Friday to take Sir Frederick to England on a wartime medical The plane apparently crashed but was not reported lost until Sunday It was found late yesterday by searching fliers who read Mackey's message of dis- planes were sent to the remote region near Musgrav e about 140 miles by air i northwest of St. to rescue Mackey and return the The cause of the crash was not Weather reports had been Prime Minister W. L. MacKenzie King said Sir Frederick to Britain on a mission of high national and scientific and that as a major on active duty with the Canadian army he was working on medical problems associated with height and low temperatures involved in the operation of modern APPOINTS NO. 136 Heil today appointed Herbert E. Spear of honorary colonel 156. Posts Reward for Foul Play Evidence Fond du L. H. Thalheim today offered a reward for information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who may have committed a upon the or person of Joseph who has been missing since January 31. Two days after Rookes ed his broken glasses were found on a lonely road near Blood spots in the snow were identified as man by the federal bureau of jn SENATE GROUP APPROVES SAMOA PROJECTS Acting at top speed the senate naval affairs com- approved today a 500 authorization for improvements at the islands of Guam and Pacific ocean outposts near and of base sites acquired from The legislation passed the house last Favorable action came after an executive session at which Admiral Ben navy department declared that the im- at Guam and Samoa and of numerous naval bases quired from England were lutely vital to the defense of the United Action Unanimous Senator Gillette one of the first senators to emerge from the committee's closed said committee action on all the projects was Before the committee's testified that the authorization in the for situated about miles from was not intended for cation or establishment of ine or air He said that the funds would merely provide for clearing nearby water of construction of a and power shelters and cation Plan Samoa Air Base An authorization of for some miles south of would an air base there which could handle squadron of amphibian The naval officer estimated it would cost about to make Guam an independent ing naval properly and said this was not intended by the present Other naval officers testified that six months would be required to re- move the coral heads at Guam and IS months to complete the Discuss Atlantic Bases and other naval officers also testified at a brief closed sion of the committee regarding At- and Caribbean bases leased to the United States for 99 years by in exchange for 50 ers of World war Chairman Walsh said afterwards the navy department spokesmen explained that more than would be paid by the United States to private owners of land needed to establish navy bases on the British The committee chairman said was no discussion by navy of- as to the influence on relations of the Guam and Samoa Reporters asked Senator Gillette what would be the result in don't give a the senator said with a Nazis Report Huge Shipping Losses in Smashing New Sea Hits Back the Associated Adolf Hitler's violent new sea offensive was reported by the German high command day to have sunk tons of ships in a drive on British supply A London naval asserted had occurred in the Nazi On the basis of British supply ships averaging between and the man claim would indicate a loss of to 50 smashing man sea in which more than tons of shipping have been sunk by Nazi naval forces alone the past few was reported by the high command Telling of convoys scattered in the Atlantic and of blows the communique gave this tally for surface and undersea F. J. 70, Succumbs at Markesan F. J. 70, of a former resident of died suddenly at his home Monday ing of a heart Funeral vices will be held in Markesan at the Methodist church at p. m. He is survived by three of and Clayton and George of this two and Mrs. Roger and a Mrs. J. I. His wife preceded him in death six years Mr. Cotterill was born on ber 22, in Wis. a auxiliary by submarines in stiff at- on a protected con- including a large sunk by other submarines operating fully in the some of them from tons sunk by surface tons by warship ating the high command apart from air blows struck against Britain's vital ocean supply navy diminished enemy chant shipping space by over one- quarter of a million tons in the past few Raises Hitler's Figures Its figure raised the total cited by Adolf Hitler day when he proclaimed that struggle at sea only now can be- and that Nazi naval power would reach full swing in the next two Authorized replying to British denials Hitler's declared the proper the names and tonnages of the individual ships would be dis- In the more than tons credited to submarines Germans said were several large ocean ships in a convoy operatively attacked by Cite Submarine Commander Commander participated out- in the great success of our submarines with a total of the communique Commander Willenbrock within a short has destroyed tons of enemy merchant shipping German warplanes in the ranean the communique also a 4.000-ton steamer and struck a transport so heavily that it stopped D. N. official German news said that both were troop and that the one ed burning was a The attack was made off the African coast Sunday D. N. B. but the results just were reported to authorities The agency said British planes dropped several bombs at two places n the French port of Brest last injuring four and damaging a Britain Will Not Japan Is Told London Prime Minister Churchill has told Japan that Brit- ain rejected any mediation in her war with the government announced The announcement made in the house of commons by R. A. undersecretary for foreign a recent communication to the foreign secretary the Japanese minister for foreign affairs after referring generally to the European observed that Japan was fully prepared to act as mediator or to take whatever action was calculated to restore peace and normal ions not only in greater east Asia but anywhere in the Butler told the Japanese minister for for- eign affairs in subsequent public he after consulting indicated that his words were not to be re- garded as an offer of mediation in the European any case the Japanese ter for foreign affairs has been in- formed by the prime minister that in a cause of the kind for which we are cause in no way concerned with trade or material but affecting the whole future of can be no question of compromise or The chamber echoed with cheers when Butler of K. A. F. bombers ed to the assault on the SENATE HEARS THREAT TO TALK TO DEATH Senator load told the senate day that if congress approved tha administration's British aid will pay the with our our resources and the pre- cious blood of American Shipstead took the floor as ports spread that opponents might launch a filibuster against the in an effort to talk it to One opposition asking that hia name be told will be a bug held 1-reiu'h coast today following others denied this an overnight attack on the air ministry said enemy cruiser of the Hipper class is known to be Large Scale Attack At least GO planes were counted in the formations out the channel today and ground ob- servers said there probably were many more above the cating that a large-scale attack was under The R. A. F. squadrons kept in perfect formation until well out at then spread Many of EDEN IN TURKEY tary Anthony Eden and Gen. Sir John G. chief of the British general arrived by plane at in southern late day and will reach Ankara row to open talks with Turkish of- the attacking units swept over the Strait of Dover in the direction of Calais and In last night's raid on the air ministry the est bombs loosed were among the most powerful ever used a target of this Smash at Surface Raider This blow in the British counter- offensive aimed at smashing Adolf Hitler's threatened spring sea sault and invasion plans was said to the berth of a German surface which may have been the one that tore up a Point Man Injured When Struck by Tree Stevens Dreva of Stevens Point was hospitalized here today with a back when he was struck by a falling The full extent of his injuries has not been Dreva and several other men were cutting trees for pulp in Wood near the Portage county when the accident Wisconsin Rapids Becomes City of Third Class by Official Act tion William Ban on Passed by Assembly A to prohibit jaywalking in business and residential districts was passed by j formal as j 070- the assembly today and sent to the i altering the city's 1 n A 1.J40 as Nobles issued a Sponsored by Assemblyman Col- lar the would permit pedestrians to cross the ways only at designated places and allow authorities to prescribe the manner of The measure did not stipulate any penalties for Another traffic approved hy the house and sent to the senate would make it the responsibility of passengers in an automobile ed in an accident to report the cident to local authorities if the driver was Wisconsin until now thp city's population by First 1.254; seventh cities of the third by Section of the 2.000; statutes of 1939, 991; i in accordance said i section of the statutes it during the past the second highest i which all but 1.6 age increase of any city in the Tho city clerk was also informed I thc of tne mayor of said city declare the fact by proclamation to fourth class rose in population lhat tne Census disclosed a total of declare the fact by pr from to 11.416 the dwelling units in Wisconsin i Published according Wisconsin statutes provide that Mayor's Proclamation cities with populations between Mayor 000 and shall have third class designating Wisconsin Rapids William T. mayor of the city of Wisconsin do hereby proclaim and declare Wisconsin Rapids to be a city of the third class and order that this be published in the consin Rapids Daily Tribune under date of February 25, 1941, and that a copy of the proclamation together t- 11 u- t proof of publication thereof be Leon chief statistician i all cities in the state of I filed in the office of the city City Clerk Notified City Clerk Nels M. Justeson was officially notified of the 1940 census from I as a city of the third the city of Wisconsin Rapids has been officially notified that the population for the city as of the 1940 census was found and de- to be 11.416, BATTLE LOOMS ON PETTIGREW Wis. The ate had a taste today of an ing confirmation of A. H. of to state commission when ator George hurled charges that Lake Michigan ial r m e ri were attempting to get control of the Hampel Hurls Charges Hampel was not in the chamber when the senate voted to postpone action on the ment until March 11, hut he ainse later on a point of personal to that Com- missioner Mark Catlin of and Guido of were being backed by men who want to fish with small mesh Kahr had hern mentioned for one of the two commission posts to be filled by this but bf has not yi t been who said ho would June to of a vote on his at- tack La Two commercial fisherman re- cently by Governor an coloni i. made investigations and as I into the picture of this conservation it becomes more ami is nothing more than a con- iry to destroy the fim of the for the purpose of making it a commission not for but a for certain mr n to exploit for Cites Prison Term After Hampel told the senate La Fond served a prison term for smuggling and was for operation of a Rr publican Maurice of charged the senator was abusing the right of personal Replying to Hampers Senator John Cashman defended Pettigrew as an man with ability and and announced he intended to vote for British convoy February 12, off the The fact that a German cruiser was said to be at Hrest several and the reports of survivors that a raider of the per class carried out the convoy attack lent weight to the belief it was the same Dispute German Claims The admiralty announced today that five instead of the 14 claimed by the are known to have been sunk in the raid on the convoy off the con- tributing tons of shipping to the total of 12 vessels ing tons lost in the week ended February facts are of 19 ships in the 10 are known to be 7 PUT OUT ROOF FIRE A roof started by a chimney resulted in damage ed at to a house at 2211 Chase owned by Ernest Kehrberg and occupied by the Carl C. Giese this The fire de- extinguished the Open Trial of Skidmore on Tax Evasion Charges Chicago The federal government charged today that William R. junkyard operator and country estate amassed thousands of dollars be- tween and by to gamblers of the cago protection United States District Attorney J. Albert Woll protection airest and molestation by police officers and local law ment In Skidmore's William Scott emphasized that Skidmore was on trial charged with income tax not and said that the defendant paid on his gambling in his opening statement to the jury of four men and right declared that penny of this protection was re- ported in his tax returns or a tax paid upon it. bald and ruddy charged with having evaded 000 in taxes from through 19'iS. Senators Urge Speed The eighth day of debate also eluded addresses in which Murray and Barbour urged speedy enactment of the so-called lease-lend measure tq bolster American told his col- leagues that he considered the the broad powers it would confer on the president to transfer war equipment to other evil It was he by had been fostered by propagandists and s t ar r y eyed are not dependent on Brit- ain or any other the senator Uncle Sam finds it necessary to seek safety between the rear legs of the British our beloved country will cease to be an pendent nation and we will no er be worthy of the precious tage transmitted to us by our lant Hits Hull's Message I add in my the most pusillanimous ment ever made by any American statesman was Secretary of State Hull's message to Premier Winston asking assurance in the event Britain the British fleet would not be dered to the talk of tor Wheeler remarked that if the administration ship to push into night sions we will find means to make our President Roosevelt and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill discussed the legislation for an hour and a half today and Senator Barkley said afterward that hope to get it through the senate by Saturday but we won't be sure of Shipstead said it was his opinion the would confer on President Roosevelt greater power than con- gress had ever voted to any chief even in war Any attempt to limit this grant of he went would be because congress had a way of extending the time limits on such Wheeler Predicts Vote Wheeler said that if the did not apply the might come to 4 vote by the end of next Murray and in speeches prepared for senate de- clared that enactment of the Brit- ish aid measure was necessary for I was Two Bombers Wreckage Sighted San fliers searching for two dive ers missing since last night ed they had sighted plane wreckage five miles east of The missing bombers each carried a pilot and Sighting the wreckage added foundation to the first report of the accident last night that one bomber had crashed on Camp Kearny nrd another into the sea near En- cm A large searching party left North island after fliers reported sighting the Members of the party could pet within three miles of the wreckage by and left from that point on Destroyers and a coast guard ter and planes are engaged in the sea THE WEATHER Harrington to Address Sportsmen at Arpin The next meeting of the Central Wisconsin club will be held March 12 at the Community hall in Arpin it was an- C. L. superintendent of forests and parks of the state conservation will ad- dress the Dr. G. W. will show and Dr. C. J. will report on the work of the club during the past MILD For not quite so cold extreme west Wednesday in- creasing ness with rising lowed by light snow in after- noon southwest and tral Today's Weather Maximum temperature for 24- hour period ending at 7 a. 22j minimum temperature for 24-hour period ending at 7 a. ature at 7 a.