Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - May 20, 1941, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin The Hunting Season is always open on the Want Ad Wisconsin Daily Tribune E W S PA P E R KH It's a profitable habit to read the Want Ads every Twenty-Eighth 8334. Wisconsin May 20, 1941. NAZIS LAUNCH AERIAL INVASION Single Copy Five Cents CRETE French Seek to Regain POSTMASTERS TO HOLD CONVENTION HERE THIS WEEK From 50 to 100 third and fourth class postmasters are expected to be in the city Wednesday and day for the 34th annual state con- vention of the Wisconsin branch of the National League of District which will be held at the Witter To Open Wednesday The convention will open at 10 a. m. and morning and afternoon sessions will be held on both The business will con- clude with an election of the choice of a convention city for 1942, and election of delegates to the national convention at Tenn. The annual banquet will be held Thursday Officers of the Wisconsin branch meet Registration be- gins at 8 a. m. with the opening session scheduled for 10 o'clock when President Earl P. Young of Melrose will call the ing to The morning's program is as Invocation the Rev. A. W. addi esses of welcome by Mayor W. T. Chief of lice R. J. and Norbert M. extended by master Joe response by Charles and appointment of Will Hear Addresses At p. m. Wednesday the group will meet again to hear the annual address by President a talk by Mrs. national president of the and an address by L. J. 111. Thursday morning's session will begin at The ters will hear an address by John F. LaCrosse postal in- a Golden by Neil A. New an address by Walter E. assistant superintendent of mails in charge of and a talk on league membership by G. W. postal The final session will hear an ad- dress by A. E. Wisconsin a talk on by G. W. manager of the social security office at and an address by Harrison post office purchasing D. C. Election of the choosing of next year's con- vention city and other business will close the last Roberts Toastmaster John Wisconsin will be toastmaster at the annual banquet to be held at Thursday and addresses will be given by L. V. FBI and as R. sin state chairman of the tic Orin Tucker and Miss Bonnie Ba- who will play at a dance in the city Thursday will be special EGYPTIAN SHIP CARRYING AMERICANS REPORTED ship an passenger appears here as she arrived at Jersey N. J. Feb. 24. She was re- ported to have sunk in the South Atlantic en route from New York to The 201 including 138 have been reported Crew of Lost Liner Germans Sunk by Nazi Surface Raider DELAY OF PICKET LINE the Associated A threat of A. F. of L. Metal Trades Council chieftains to lead workers through A. F. of L. and C. I. 0. machinists picket lines at San Francisco bay shipyards was poned today to permit Governor bert L. Olson to talk to the ists Mill Before Dock The postponement was Egyptian passenger liner zam has been sunk by the German by a face the 322 passengers and including 138 are safe in authorized AIR DEFENSE OF SYRIA AGAINST BRITISH PLANNED French Air Minister General Jean Marie geret landed at Beirut last to organize the defense of dated Svna against aerial Land in Gliders and Disguised in Anzac War Claim the Associated Adolf Hitler's aerial invasion of lightning swoop by parachute and landed shock including Nazis reportedly disguised in Anzac battle declared by the British late today to be although scattered fights were still London military sources said it ed the operation of its kind in The asserted use of New Zealand presumably stripped from Anzac dead or prisoners of appeared to violate the Hague convention prohibits use of the enemy's Crete is the government seat of King George who fled his mainland late in It is also a British naval In Prime Minister Winston Churchill told the house of commons that the mans attacked great this and some Nazi planes were to up and perfect to have found in the mountainous H announced here Air The announcement said the pose of General trip was craft defense of the Hitler's borne down ant in accordance with the mont's and HI conjunction with Hinh parachute and shock troops swarmed early on He by and I SOat of the Crock government and an Levant Air Commander General at The of Brit- ain's naval control of the air minister flew directly from North Africa after completing in- tours thorp and at The trip was considered to have been as a result of recent British bombardments of and other Syrian airdromes British Foreign Secretary Anthony charts that airfields woro j iand as being used by German planes on the way to Iraq to join the Iraqis in Ihe war against the It was acknowledged that Syrian anti-aircraft batteries had fired on British planes over Fieht France meanwhile indicated was ready to fight to retain an colonies seized by General Charles De Gaulle's aided by the With Vice Premier Admiral Jean Darlan en route to to continue collaboration with German official French decided guests at the closing dinner that Thanksgiving Will Go Back to Old Date current wage Washington President Roosevelt declared today that the experiment of moving up the date of Thanksgiving day by a week to im- prove retail business had not ed and that next year Thanksgiving would be on the customary last Thursday in This it will fall on the next to the last Thursday by presidential For the last two the date upon at an emergency meeting of the Metal Trades Council while an estimated men milled around in front of the Moore drydock in one of two plants ally scheduled to be opened Both C. I. 0. and A. F. of L. walked out of the yards in what A. F. of L. officials declared was an unauthorized The sought a wage boost from to an and tion of double pay for The Bay Cities Metal Trades Council has voted to if its affiliated workers through the picket of the striking Half a billion dollars worth of ship construction is being held A shipyard walkout occurred at the Lorain yards of the Shipbuilding which has a order for navy sweepers as well as for six net The Borain strikers were reported to have asked an increase of 12 cents an hour over an undisclosed Two A. F. of L. leaders said day they would take steps to end what they termed a at the Lorain yards J. J. Murphy and Jack of Thanksgiving has been advanced international representatives of two by presidential proclamation a week of the seven A. F. of L. unions at ahead of the traditional last tfic conferred in Cleveland day in Numerous federal labor conciliators and adhered to the last left for Lornin with plans to call an Thursday Mr. Roosevelt announced the de- cision to go back to the old date and joined with members of his press conference in a he a majority of retailers had thought sales would increase if Christmas and giving were not so close as an the president said the date was moved up and the experimented not afternoon meeting of the idle Expected 14-Day Crossing Zamzam left for Union of South on April 9, expecting a 14- day Her departure from New York was on March 20. it was the liest territory for the landing of ASK FULL DETAILS The United States asked for full details from the German government today about the 138 Americans reported at lin to have been saved from the Egyptian liner The state lacking of- information about the sinking of the ship and the German an- that all passengers and crewmen were cabled the American embassy in Berlin to ob- tain the The American government's chief interest in the case now was in the welfare and return of the American passengers and Presumably they were taken there by the raider or an Authorized sources said simply that from the Egyptian ship were and well cared for in vessel was destroyed with the most exacting regard for all in- a man shin earned contraband in- tended for the German naval 7 mans reported occurred many days Germans not say the trip from the south Atlantic lane she was following to the nearest held territory is a long one of it- did POINT RESIDENTS DIE IN ACCIDENT Stevens and tion office asserted come for France time recapture had Hie territories taken by the Gaullist There was no indication of how this statement be linked with collaboration There have been rumors in Vichy for some that the Germans have been pressing France to attempt to reestablish control of her colonies as one of the terms for Instigated by CIn British expressed be- lief the Germans had instigated the reports said Nazi glider planes also were used in the assault first reported use of these craft to transport troops I to Presumably they were I towed to the Crete region by planes and then to maneuver and Accounted One of the most pivotal contests thus started and a British statement that of them had been Mrs. Simon W. both 71, of Vichy L. II 1 1 t Stevens Point were instantly killed about 5 p. m. Monday when their car and a gravel truck collided at the intersection of Highway 10 and County Trunk J seven miles east of Stevens Brings Toll to Four The deaths raised Portage ty's traffic fatalities for the year to Florian 30, of Stevens suggested that France might hand back t Germany part of the African ies of Togoland and the Cameroons which the Germans lost in the war and then grant Nazi troops i air-borne troops and ed hinted indirectly that the fierce combat was still under In London British said that control of the sea lane to Syria and western encirclement Turkey wore at Indications were lacking on the strength of the but obviously they came in force m their attempt to wrest from the that List stronghold of re- sistance on their own A terse communique issued by the middle east command in early after- noon said only that the Germans came in early morning and that some planes had found landing fields on that largely mountainous Ambitious The assault on Crete was far the ambitious undertaking vet attempted by Hitler in his conquest of Greece's ss islands in the Mediterranean and Aegean This to which the Greek government fled a few days before the Greek mainland has been described bv British as the most defensible of the archipelago because of its fine and bled Heretofore Hitler has used para- Enough to Resist tary sources said tonight that the British imperial anci Greek force on the island of Crete was considered strong enough to deal with any borne force of They said also that the man invasion bv piano and parachute was fully anticipated by Major General C. Meager information ing the middle-east ters in Cairo this evening said a number of parachutists ready has been accounted HULL RECEIVES Washington Gas ton the French today protested to Secretary Hull against what he termed unfriendly by the United States in plating French vessels in American ports under protective at Reaction The ambassador also told he had discussed with Secretary Hull the entire question of American opinion concerning France at this since the French government was amazed at the reaction in this country to pre- sent events in particularly the progress of Franco-German The ambassador emphasised that of the French German an injured left elbow and minor passage across French to bases from which they could strike at the Free French and Brit- The French African possessions which these forces row control cover an area of driver of the received proximately square Officers said that the front of the Carley car struck the side of the truck as Carley drove into the inter- and have a population of more than Included are a huge tion of French Equatorial the Cameroons and Chad I extending from Hie African coast north and east to section from the country ian Libya and the Ti heading The truck traveling west on Highway 10. was Following the the car swerved into the parking lot of a tavern located at the crossroads and grazed a light pickup truck owned by Henry Koplien of lien and his were just Report Putsch Planned Against Chile's The investigation department announced coming out of the tavern and today it had found the formerly known as Thrown TOO Feet Mrs. Carley was thrown 100 by the force of thr impact with the gravel while her husband's body remained in the which came to rest against fruard posts at m other small But apparently he considered it too dangerous attempt landings from boats in the initial stages of the Aegean Entrance Bottled Gennans and already bottled up the 7 St. Lawrence Plan Is Near Showdown Washington St. Lawrence anci power proposal headed for an early showdown today with the ement that authority to the would be within a Roosevelt as a the 1 power t would all French airports are to be under control of Germany and been It should be Right to The ambassador explained that London A German air-borne army which includes troops disguised in An- zac battle-dress has invaded Crete by glider and Prime ter Churchill announced and British imperial and Greek troops are engaging them in a stern Situation So far the defense force has the situation the prime ister told the house of the Germans have failed in an at- tempt to capture a British drome and the British and Greeks havo recaptured a military hospital which for a time had been in the hands of the A fairly strong attacking group on the road has not yet mopped Churchill went other parties have been accounted The Germans flew approximately 100 miles from the Greek mainland in great strength to invade the big island of last Greek tory to be held by the Anglo-Greek and one which Churchill had declared will be defended to the It is held by New Brit- ish and Greek troops under the command of the New Major General B. C. Bomb The Germans preceded the sion with intense aerial ment of Suda the Crete naval and various airdromes on the early this the German troops in New land battle dress landed by parachute and troop plane on the area at the western end of the Churchill in their attempt to take Malemi the prime minister went and by forenoon the British considered had the situation in Possible The British evaluated the sudden invasion not only as an axis at- tempt to gain a stepping stone for under the armistice terms German I passage to the near east but also as a possible for an air-borne invasion of the British Successful invasion of Crete might be followed by a similar at- tack on British which lies Page 7 planes had the right to land at French fields in they have been reported doing in in f attacks on the in he ambassador also declared that attempt to split the French people will since there Has and will one French nation under our great Marshal Ambulance Service for City in Effect Chief of Police R. Exner today that the ambulance service plan adopted by the city council at had planned a putsch against the Chilean The police said that an attempt by the a to break nto Radical a from the Gnat Lakes to the and make r of energy for in- CLOSE CONSULATES ties have ordered British consulates in Syria and Lebanon closed and the personnel removed before end of the week as reprisal bombardments IN FW SPA PERI the for of Syrian Blenker Gas Station Loss Is Small A filling station at ated by Steve was broken into sometime during the night last but the thief got only a few packages of cigarets for his Sheriff William Sanger was the case The thief gained entry to the tion by breaking a rear ting himself in the act. Bloodstains were found on pieces of the broken window on the floor and on the which was rifled but nothing of Three Minor Crashes Take Place in Rapids Three ail red in the city late Monday and early today involving five local A large Central Wisconsin Motor Transport company truck driven by and a car en by Henry collided on West Grand avenue at o'clock this but little damage was done to either Cars driven by Ray and Earl Route 4V ran into each other on First street north near Market square p. m. Monday causing slight fender damage to both Little property damage was done to cars driven by Mrs. George and Ted when they collided on West Grand avenue at p. m. the of the parking The truck upset on the party convention last Friday i which resulted in the death of and the wounding of a part of the alleged spilling its load of Both vehicles were damaged beyond Portage authorities no inquest will bp Carley was a retired carpenter and contractor and had lived in Stevens Point for many d i introduce to authorize a to the a- d by and meeting on May 7. was now m and that all calls for an ncy must be made through the of the police de- at number Chief stated that the local morticians will answer all through the police department providing are of a serious Report Fine Response to Scout Fund Drive Preliminary reports by campaign workers engaged in the annual Boy Scout fund drive here in- a fine public response to the for the joint finance committee in charge of the drive declared While it is still too early for an i accurate report on the amount of r money collected during the first three davs of the which prospects are en- for attaining the the committee Mav 25 I States on March Two New Ordinances Before City Council Two ordinances will come before the city council for consideration at the meeting at the city hall this an ordinance governing the use house President Asks Relief of Congress i mrnt probably would be Roosevelt asked congress today for large as might be a relief appropriation for the year beginning July 1. The sum was below the estimate in the budget and Mr. Roosevelt noted in a message to con- gress that defense expenditures would have an important bearing on so Approve Catlin on Securities Law unile die increase in defense ex- will have an important i i i I np nc hc approved today the Catlin ture demanding immediate department will relay all calls to the morticians after aie at the offices of the The phn continue until the council provides for city ambulance A charge of will be made for a time cail and a charge of for a night run under present is the date scheduled for completion of the Public cooperation I with the solicitors in order that the I work may be completed by that date is urged by the Funds raised will be equally ed between the Boy Scout and Girl Scout organizations in south Wood THE WEATHER will be given a second with He said the suggested fund would hnal action The a j provide for an approximate monthly new traffic ordinance drawn by average of persons on the police will receive a first Work Projects administration's re- Also scheduled at session lief Even though there will be vast c w V are hearings on several curb and i expenditures for defense and the sidewalk and blacktop lease-lend the chief ing i tive caid the education cannot anticipate an increase in employment in the same tion as the increase in expenditures for next The y approved today the Catlin revising and strengthening the state j I J An factor tion that it needed LJ I securities but it was held up j when Assemblyman Biemiller raised the a two-thirds For Partly cloudy and ers extreme east southeast extreme as great a reduction in un- j vote because it was as might appear sible is that there are many of the presently unemployed who have tle chance to be absorbed by the de- fense Certain regions of the The vote on passage was 58 to 18. Speaker Thomson land took point under country are not affected by defense The would make possible sale of securities of ers are not in meat cooler and east. COOLER Today's Weather Maximum temperature for 24- hour period ending at 7 a. 86; minimum temperature for 24-hour period ending at 7 m 57; at I a. 69k_______.