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22 Feb 1942

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22 Feb 1942

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Racine Journal Times Sunday Bulletin (Newspaper) - February 22, 1942, Racine, Wisconsin Sunday bulletin vol. 12, no. 41racine, wis., sunday february 22,1942. 8 pages the world last week condensed from United press end associated press dispatches from sunday feb. 15. 1942. Through saturday feb. 21. 1942 by Paul Freye the name of Singapore has been added to the list which includes j Narvik Dunkirk Greece Crete j Pearl Harbor and Hong Kong. Loss of that a Gibraltar of the East was a blow which began a Black week for the United nations. How soon the name of Java would join the list probably will be told when the final results of a big naval Battle around the dutch Island Are announced. Meanwhile the Java head Quad ters of the United nations Are in i danger. Sumatra and Bali islands flanking the resource Rich Isle went to the japs Friday. The naval Battle has been in Progress since j thursday. By saturday the allies i reported 18 Jap ships hit include i ing five cruisers and four destroy 1 ers plus Many transports and Supply vessels. On Java is the last base remain ing for United nations warships j so Rabaja. If Java Falls the allies must retire to Australia. On that continent Are port Darwin in the North and Melbourne in the South As naval and air bases. But by thursday port Darwin already had been bombed twice and by saturday martial Law had been declared and civilians evacuated. Motto of Australia was a work or fight a the japs did no to lose any time after taking Singapore sunday. Downfall of that base was caused i according to Harold guard a unit j de press staff correspondent who managed to escape to Batavia by the bureaucratic complacency of the British who refused to let native troops do any of the Malayan fighting. Fifth columnists also were Active in Malaya and in Singapore said guard in a dispatch tuesday. The japs went right to work on Sumatra Landing parachutists at palembang and then moving Over to Sundra Strait Between Javan and Sumatra. Other forces blasted at timor the dutch portuguese Island North of Java and then came the blast at Bali completing the pincers on Java itself. U. S. Ground troops were in Java set for invasion joining air and naval forces already in action with the dutch and British in the Southwest Pacific. They Are few in number however. Submarine warfare came close to the United states shores again. The dutch Island of Aruba in the West indies already guarded by u. S. Planes and troops was shelled by a boats and several tankers were sunk. Two brazilian ships also went Down. Panama canal defences necessarily were tightened. By saturday Berlin reported that a total of 72 ships had been sunk in american Waters. Secretary of War Stimson warned thursday that attacks on our coasts could be expected but that offensive preparations were underway. Some words of cheer came out the Black news dispatches. Russia was battling the germans Back to within 85 Miles of the old polish Frontier. In Libya the British were getting their Dander up again although the front remained somewhat Static. The Raf was heavily bombing Axis Supply bases in Africa however. By Friday noon Moscow was attempting to jest stimulus into their allies by predicting great amounts of powerful material which would overwhelm the Axis. Victory was predicted this year and the announced Spring plans of Adolf Hitler would be crushed. 4 4 4 chinese troops came marching Down from Northern Burma into Thailand marking the first Allied invasion of Jap held territory. It was a move to protect the British battling to defend Rangoon and the Burma Road. The chinese May get into a position to hit the Jap rear. Gen. Douglas Macarthur was still holding up the japs in the Philippines but it looked like the final All out assault on Bataan was set. Artillery and planes were a softening up the american defenders. Flame throwers and incendiary bombs were reported in use by the invaders. Winston Churchill told the world tuesday that the escaped German Battle Fleet had been put out of action for some time and that in reality moving of the ships by the nazis had relieved some of the danger to the allies from Brest where they had been. President Roosevelt will make a report to the nation monday at 9 p. In. He asked Friday that listeners provide themselves with a map of the world for reference to his talk. Sub sinks Tanker off Atlantic coast 18 seamen survive fire and immersion Allied forces strike hard at Jap armadas main enemy drive directed against Airfield in Bali Washington feb. 21 a a the Navy announced today that six u. S. Destroyers in company with dutch warships attacked the japanese Landing Force on the Island of Bali. By Joe Alex Morris United press foreign news editor american and dutch air and sea forces defended the approaches to Java today in a great and spreading Battle that already has blasted More than 18 japanese naval setts owned by the National bulk sighting the smoke of the burning Jacksonville fla., feb. 21 a a the 8,200-ton Tanker pan Massachusetts Sank in a flaming sea with an apparent loss of 20 lives after being torpedoed and shelled by a submarine off the Atlantic coast thursday 18 Haggard seamen who survived the ordeal of fire and immersion revealed today. The 18 included capt. Robert e Christy 52, of Corpus Christi tex., third officer h. L. Dodge 58, of Baltimore chief mate Alfred Carini 59, of Long Island and another deck officer and radio those attacked in u. S. Waters Only two have reached port. Christy said the first of two or three torpedoes struck the pan Massachusetts without warning at 1 45 p. Rn., and the ship immediately burst into flames. A Short time later he said the Tanker was struck by three or four shells. The tankers lifeboats and rafts were quickly destroyed by the fire he said and he and the 17 other survivors plunged into the sea in life preservers and clutching life rings. A fall of us had to Battle our Way writer tastes deadly fury of Jap onslaught flight from Singapore Only the beginning of hectic experience through flames to the Stern a operator whose names were not Christy said indicating that Many disclosed. Eight of the rescued 0f a missing men were trapped men were hospitalized but neither the identities nor seriousness of their conditions was revealed. 19th Axis victim. The 21-year-old pan Massachi by fire in the ships Interior. The ship that rescued them survivors said had been passed by the pan Massachusetts a Short time before the Torp doing and on Job on japs Well done american sailors sleep Day after their successful smashing of japanese bases in the Marshall and Gilbert islands u. S. Sailors sleep on deck of one of the attacking ships. To Eye re using life preservers As pillows. Other sailors stand guard. Photo passed by u. S. Censor. Word pictures inspire children at Wustum Art Center classes vessels including nine warships carriers corp. And registered at sunk or damaged. New York was the 19th an Ai though Aerial attacks and a bounced victim of Axis submarine japanese enveloping invasion of warfare in u. S. Atlantic coastal Bali Island pushed the blazing by Frances Rasmusse afternoons he said for High school she had no sooner said. A a in a go students and evening classes for int to read you the Story of Bam to adult or big that the Clatter of Little feet and the chatter of Young voices grew still. Every child in the second floor gallery at the Wustum Art museum turned eager eyes and ears toward mrs. Kenneth Green quist that saturday morning. Many of the fourth and fifth Grade children assembled there the fourth week to attend the 9 Oclock classes had straddled their wooden benches in front of drawing boards covered with Large sheets of paper. Some of them were seated on the floor while others leaned against the Entrance to the room. One boy had found a comfortable Nook in the window Sill and listened with his eyelids closed. As the Reader dramatized the adventures of Walt Disney a baby Faun her Young listeners were literally transported to a Green Forest alive with Birds and Flowers and animals. So vivid were the pictures in their minds that after mrs. Greenquist had left them they picked up their brushes dipped them in water and paint and began to reproduce them on their boards. Teach progressive method. Mrs. Hugh a. Walker and miss Helen Fancher were present to offer any assistance required of them by the Young artists. Occasionally they gave suggestions but made no commands As the progressive form of education was being used. Sylvester Jerry director of the museum explained that the students were selected from the schools after evidencing artistic Talent and interest. A regardless of whether or not they turn out to be professional artists they All have a lot of fun Here a he asserted adding that in such surroundings they were certain to develop some appreciation for the Art which would be of value to them in later years. Still life classes were conducted saturday first time in her life. Draped around her shoulders was a Bright Orange shawl with Long fringes. The ruffled White Edge of her floor length slip showed beneath her purple skirt and in her dark Brown hair was fastened a Gardenia. By noon every boy and girl had a portrait in water color. A each one is different a commented or. Jerry a because each child sees something different. Our purpose is not to restrict the student but to allow him to express himself in an original and to illustrate his meaning the director displayed one boys portrait of Helen and said a there is something in this one a exactly what i done to know that catches the spirit of the Little concurrent with these classes was the session for pre school kindergarten and first Grade children to which mrs. Greenquist read another Story in another room. This was designated As a the room in which things actually mrs. Jerry who was in charge of the youngsters Here explained several finished productions of her proteges. One of the most unusual and original in her opinion were strawberries o a doily the work of Virginia Peil who needs no suggestions for drawings she said. Steady customer. Most regular customer in this room is of course four year old Michael Jerry who merrily engages himself with the Brush before it is time to play out of doors until noon. Asked if he would become an artist on growing up he readily nodded an affirmative reply. Accidents Are not uncommon occurrences with the youngest but,-.-, mrs. Jerry assures each victim that1 Quot a a German swastikas were of German swastikas seen on planes North of Darwin Sydney Australia feb. 21 his Mother will have no trouble with spotted clothes As the paints Are washable. Little Betty Young seemed the most disturbed by blotches of paint spattered on her neat paper from her neighbors Brush. At 10 30 All drawings were cleared away and room provided for a group of children from Junior High schools. Two Amateur models posed for them. In one room Little Helen Czebotar sat As quietly As a professional. Over her blonde hair was a Green peasant shawl and on her Lap an embroidered apron. She was introduced to the students As the Model for a full length portrait in of which Hung opposite her on the a and which was done by her in a a Brot a. Theodore Czebotar. Served on enemy planes attacking Bathurst Island 50 Miles North of Darwin an Australia Royal air Force communique revealed today As the Darwin defense zone girded for new Aerial assaults if not an invasion attempt. The government announced that All civilians except men required for defense and a few nurses had been evacuated from the Darwin area but prime minister John Curtin denied that the North australian coastal City had been placed under martial Law. Curtin a statement issued at Canberra conflicted with a previous announcement by Interior War front closer to the shores of Java the Allied forces were making perhaps their greatest fight of the far Eastern War in defense of the beleaguered dutch base and were striking Back hard with offensive blows at the enemy armadas. At least three japanese cruisers including two set afire and one that exploded and one transport were regarded As sunk in the fierce Allied air plane and warships at i tacks around Bali a once peaceful coast. Five or six enemy cruisers in All were sunk or damaged four destroyers were damaged eight transports were bombed and four of Japan a crack Navy a a of fighter planes shot Down. Destroyer sunk. Allied losses so far reported from Batavia were one destroyer sunk by a torpedo and one damaged with loss of to lives. Two 1 american dive bombers and two fighter planes were lost. The main japanese drive which american destroyers and dutch warships opposed was directed against Bali a biggest Airfield on the South coast of the Island where the japanese landed in Force under a Hail of bombs and assaulted the air Field defences. No direct words of capture of the Airport had been received but the dutch said they were fighting Only a delaying action on Bali holding out fiercely at unspecified Points against Superior enemy forces. Operations were not confined to the Bali sector but extended West of Java to Sumatra where the i United nations communique said 1 enemy transports and Supply ships had been heavily damaged in the i Musi River and the Banka Straits. Tokyo lists sinking. Tokyo broadcasts claimed that at least five Allied warships had been sunk or damaged in the fighting around Bali listing dutch cruisers and destroyers As hit by i japanese naval forces. On other fronts Burma Rangoon radio reported that there was nothing to add Waters since Jan. 14, and the 37th announced victim along the North american Atlantic Seaboard. Of Chat to stress Gravity of War Washington feb. 2l�-0lb�? president Ito Sevelt chose a a we fully today the words that he will use monday night to Tell the nation that the world wide War is threatening the shores of the United states More each Day. The president striving to Hammer into every american Home the Gravity of the War Effort wants his a a fireside audience to spread world maps on living room floors and follow him country by country and Ocean by Ocean As he explains the full scope of the War. Sniffling from a cold and confined by doctors orders to his map lined White House study or. Roosevelt assembled last minute War data for his report which will be broadcast internationally from 9 to 9 30 p. In. Cwt monday. Threat to shores. Instead of outlining the War strategy of the United nations and making Victory promises the president is expected to review the present War position with emphasis on the possibility that War might come to the shores of the United states itself. The fact borne out by military and naval operations that the Pacific and Atlantic oceans no longer protect this country from enemy attacks will be stressed by the president according to White House Secretary Stephen t. Early. Tanker proceeded to the scene despite danger of its suffering a similar Fate. Weather squally. The weather at the time of the attack was squally Christy said. A i was taking a rest in my room when i heard two explosions almost simultaneously and the ship was immediately ablaze from Bow to Stern. I wrapped wet towels around my face and hands and got out through the door. Before i left the lower Bridgehead i heard three or four shells. One struck the Bridge and i think another struck Iho radio �?�t9rer Captain it pfc he taught his Way to the forecastle head where he found the others who were rescued including the three deck officers and radio operator. Editors note c. Yates Mcdaniel associated press correspondent and last american reporter to leave Singapore before its fall has arrived safely in Batavia after a series of breath taking experiences. He tells his Story in this dispatch the first direct word from him since he filed his last Cable from Singapore at 4 45 a. In. Ewt feb. 12 while aboard ship in the Harbor under incessant air attack. Born of american parents at Soochow China 35 years ago and educated at the universities of Richmond and North Carolina Mcdaniel has been under fire on numerous occasions during the past four years Wiiilie covering hostilities in China. By c. Yates Mcdaniel Batavia n. E. I., feb. 20.�? delayed a up a i escaped from doomed Singapore feb. 13 aboard the last vessel to leave the battered and burning fortress and reached Batavia during an air raid alarm this morning. A my a we grand Quot one half Day journey i abandoned a bombed ship was cast up on an unidentified Island made my Way through a storm in a Small launch a the ship was blazing All Over a to Sumatra crossed that islands Christy said. A some of the men wanted to leave the ship immediately but i told them to take it easy because of the blazing Oil on the water. We waited until the ship lost headway then lowered ourselves into the water on a line made fast to the Bow. A we were in the water about two hours when the Tanker wed passed some time before came up and put out its boats to pick us Ewing found guilty of raping stenographer Washington feb. 21.�? up a a Federal court jury today convicted orman w. Ewing former Utah democratic National press radio essential draft directors Rule Washington. Feb. 21.�? Brig. Gen. Lewis b. Hershey said today National selective service Headquarters would soon advise local draft boards that the press and radio were viewed officially As industries essential to the a National the selective service director noted that similar opinions already had been Given As to motion pictures and organized labor. Hershey stressed however that Only local boards can decide whether any individual is a key Man and therefore eligible to draft deferment As indispensable to an Industry considered essential. On the ruling that newspapers were essential Hershey commented that a the age is built on up to the minute com minister j. C. Collings that mar to fridays communique which tial Law had been ordered in the said fighting continued along the Bilin River front where the Jap jury deliberated both Darwin and London have anese were hammering at the Bur hours. Mittleman of raping a 20-year Sec ills q Nice profit old government stenographer. The from milk of depot less than two models first time. In the other room was Sally Lewis who was modelling for the Stalin becomes big chief 4 4 4 Indian confederation to Send War Bonnet new York feb. 21.�? Ujj a Josef Stalin the red russian was big chief Stalin brother of the original red Man today and he soon will get a War Bonnet of the finest american Eagle feathers to prove it. The Indian confederation of America representing every Indian tribe of the United states Canada and Central America except the seminoles unanimously declared him the outstanding Warrior of 1941. The scene was a Plush Manhattan ballroom. The Drums beat out the rhythm of the Conga rather than the War dance. The guests were in dinner jackets and evening gowns. Sign language and a touch of Brooklyn were mingled in the conversation. The tribes were holding their annual pow wow. Buc the ceremonies involving Stalin were strictly formal and held in an anteroom. Only the 27 chiefs of the tribes and Edward c. Carter president of the russian War Relief who received the Bonnet on behalf of Stalin saw them. Chief fallen Trees of the Mohawk nation who labors in overalls by Day As an Iron worker in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and draws his pay As Paul Horn did the honors. Been bombed but neither has been conquered and there is no martial Law at either place. Nor is the enemy at either place a Curtin said. Collings announcement perplexed government officials. The j Interior minister also said that a train crowded with refugees had left Darwin thursday night a few moments after the completion of i repairs to the Railroad which the japanese damaged in their first raids on Darwin thursday morning. A Road defences East of pegu. Russian red army reported breaking through two German lines on the Leningrad front and attacking strongly in the Crimea fighting in Ukraine City of Kharkov reported. Australia German insignia observed on enemy planes that attacked Bathurst Island 50 Miles North of port Darwin. Uruguay a police Plymouth ind., feb. 21 a. _ ,.u.r a for three Vears Plymouth Ewing stood silent and with no residents have been drinking Uncle Sam needs you tire reloaded told Raleigh. N. A feb. 21.�? amp a Guy Rawls assistant state rationing administrator today received this inquiry form a county Board a can a tire retreaded continue unrestricted operation if he retreads tires without using any rubber a guard Public buildings and Cabinet meets in emergency session As result of governmental crisis arising out of plans for March election. Rio de Janeiro new enemy submarine attacks off South America feared As Chile reports five distress Calls following sinking of second brazilian Steamer Olinda. Show of emotion As the Foreman announced the verdict a we find the defendant guilty As the government announced at the Start of the trial that it would ask the death penalty if Ewing w Ere convicted. The jury however made no recommendation for the death sen closely j tence. Five members of Ewing a family including three daughters we Ere on a Bench near the front of the courtroom. Two germans escape Ontario prison Camp Bowmanville ont., feb. 21 the East indies Battle ground j a a two members of the Ger Java began on thursday with the Man a a Force escaped Friday night skimmed milk and the neighbouring town of Hamlet has been getting All the Cream. But no More. Francis Kring admitted in circuit court he has been skimming the Cream from milk cans left at the Plymouth depot. He sold the Cream at Hamlet he said pocketing Between $7 and $27 per week. A it was like living off the fat of the land a he admitted. Judge Ahn Kitch suspended a one year sentence put Kring on probation for two years and skimmed a $1 Fine from his bankroll. Enemy invasion of Bali. Rome admits loss Rome from italian broadcast feb. 21.�?hp a the italian Rawls reported with this wire High command acknowledged to a can you get dealer to share Day the loss of a submarine but his secret that a the very Fel said that one of its torpedo boats attempts to escape but each time Low the government needs right had rammed and sunk a in a few was caught the other Man is Al seconds an enemy Guimarin. 1 Bert Waller. From a prison Camp Here and a search was under Way for them today throughout Ontario. All Bridges leading into the United states were under watch. One of the men Otto Stein Hailer who made two previous Portugal protests occupation of timor Lisbon Portugal feb. 21�?up a Premier Antonio Oliveira de Salazar told the National Assembly today that Portugal already had entered an a energetic protest to Tokyo against japanese occupation of the Southwest Pacific Island of timor jointly the territory of Portugal and the Netherlands. The Assembly unanimously approved the protest and Salazar urged the nation to remain Calm. Mountain wilds by truck rail Pony cart and completed 1,200 roundabout Miles safely through the Indian Ocean aboard a destroyer. From the Salt water soaked pulp which is All thai is left of my journal i will attempt to piece together my Story which in a larger sense is the Story of the last Days of Singapore of the few who succeeded and Many More who failed to escape the deadly and efficient fury of the final japanese onslaught on Britain a last stronghold in Southern Asia. Bombs blast astern. Early in the morning we were looking at the peaceful scene of the Little islands when two japanese Light bombers circled and glided toward us. The old ship shuddered when the bombs exploded just astern. A few minutes later two More planes came Over at not More than 500 feet. This time they did no to miss. The decks seemed to Bounce up to meet us As we flopped on our faces. I found a gaping Hole through the Forward hold. Ten minutes later there was another ear splitting crash followed by the Hiss of escaping steam. The ship listed and began settling. The Engineer emerged from the boiler room and assured us the boilers explode because head opened the valves. The officers gave no order to abandon ship but within to minutes a Lifeboat was lowered. Before it hit the water 15 sailors tumbled in and pulled off too terrified to heed the officers shouts to come Back. After looking Over the damage the Captain ordered the other two lifeboats put override. We put miss Lim the Only woman passenger in one. The rest of us remained on Board hoping that at least one of the Leaky boats would be Able to reach the nearest Island five Miles away and return before we had to swim for it. The Captain said he believed we might have another two hours but i the fire in the Coal Bunker was spreading and the list was getting worse. All hands fight. Propped against a Coil of rope i tried to continue my journal but was forced to drop the Job twice to answer the Call a fall. Hands to fight fire As just one of 44 men aboard the burning and fast settling ship. We got the fires under control but japanese planes came Over again and again. One was so Low i saw the bomb swing on the Wing rack but he did no to drop it. I helped hoist the life rafts Over Tab to Page 4, col. 2.

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