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10 May 1942

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10 May 1942

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Racine Journal Times Sunday Bulletin (Newspaper) - May 10, 1942, Racine, Wisconsin Sunday bulletin vol. 12, no. 52racine, wis., sunday May to 1942. 8 pages the world last week condensed from United press and associated press dispatches from fondly mar x. 1942, through saturday May 9, 1942 american mothers of 1942 heroines of tomorrow s history books by Paul Freye Tine dynamic words a the enemy has been repulsed. Our attacks will continue a came from Gen. Douglas Macarthur a a Headquarters in Australia saturday morning. The word indicated at least preliminary Victory for the allies in a great six Day naval Battle in the Coral sea off Australia and hinted that the japanese Fleet was in flight. At lest la japanese War vessels were sunk and six damaged. No Allied losses were announced. Macarthur declared the u. S. Losses were Light and branded As false the claims of Success broadcast by Tokyo. The Battle began Early in the week and obviously represented the continued Effort by the japs to extend their Conquest in the South Pacific. They May have had ideas of invading new Caledonia if not Australia itself. At least they were intent on snapping the u. S. Supply line to Australia. But the Allied fleets intercepted the enemy and the Battle began. Most of the Fleet units were american and the first stories of the conflict show that it was the greatest naval engagement in this country a history. It was the biggest in the history of the world. The Victory meant that immediate threat to Australia had been delayed. Washington quarters were cautious and said that the Jap Fleet still was formidable despite the 3-1 ratio of losses by both sides. T he sea Battle indicated that japanese admirals and generals were cracking the whip Over their sailors and soldiers. In other areas they were pressing for Victory and in some cases succeeding. Corregidor surrendered wednesday after heavy artillery pounding and enemy landings tuesday. The Navy department said that 11,574 were considered captured or dead or wounded on the four Island forts of Manila Oak. The nip ponese went to work on the scattered resistance pockets throughout the Philippines. The japs began a move up the Burma Road toward Chung in successfully penetrated China an then were Defeated by the chinese with Aid from the american Volunteer fliers. Another japanese prong moved toward India with 1 the British withdrawing in front. The japs bombed the coast of India again. The British said Fri i Day that african troops had been 1 sent to Ceylon and that India was being guarded. Cor once the British got the jump on the Axis and the jump was onto a particularly vital spot of the Globe. British commandos backed by powerful naval and air units landed on Madagascar monday and by thursday had captured the valuable naval base on the big Island which straddles the Allied Supply routes around Africa. The French resisted but were overcome although fighting still is reported in other parts of the Island. The move was made with the endorsement of the u. S. And Washington was pondering the advisability of seizing other French positions in this hemisphere positions which might be a threat to the Panama canal. A Moscow reported Friday that the russians had repulsed a three pronged Spring offensive by the germans through Finland but other sources said that hitlers big push would come in about three weeks. Allied Aid was pouring into Russia and with that help it Ivas said the reds were smashing the reserves which Germany was throwing hastily into the front lines. V the Raf was Busy almost All week Over Europe. Stuttgart was blasted three nights in succession. Rostock almost left in ruins by heavy april attacks was bombed again Friday night. Britain lost 19 big bombers in fridays operations. London admitted thursday that the Cruiser Edinburgh and four merchant ships had been lost to the nazis in an Arctic sea Battle. The germans were hitting at Allied convoys on the Way to Russia. Chip sinking continued off the East coast of the United states and saturday the Navy announced that two had been torpedoed in the Gulf of Mexico. These were the first in that area. Greetings to Mother at 35 cents a word Melbourne Australia May 9.�? up a Here s what it costs for american soldiers and sailors to Send mothers Day greetings Back Home i thirty five cents per word in eluding the full address and a two word signature for a straight Cable message or 18 cents per word at the deferred rate. Eighteen to 20 dollars for a Telephone Call. Just the same Cable and wireless offices have done a land office business this week As thousands of sender men thronged the stations and dispatched their messages to Mother Home front Mother. Mrs. Colin p. Kelly widow of u. S. Air hero plans big things for Colin or. Front line Mother. Mrs. Douglas Macarthur and son Arthur see world War ii from a front seat. Official Mother. Mrs. W. N. Berry is the a american Mother of 1942.�?T patriotic Mother. Mrs. Lloyd d. Turner travelled 3,000 Miles so her daughter could be born in u. S. Lifeboat Mother. Mrs. Desanka Mohorovicic smiles at baby son born in open Lifeboat at sea. Allied naval forces press offensive mid term poll shows gains for democrats strength added in Middle Atlantic and Western states by George Gallup director american Institute of Public opinion Princeton n. J., May 9.�?a gain of 38 new seats for the democrats and a 182-seat majority in the House of representatives would Corregidor tunnels sheltered tragedy death and Romance it it by Frank Hewlett United press staff correspondent Melbourne Australia May 9.�?the Battle of Corregidor fortress was a costly Success for the japanese because 15 Miles of tunnels protected the american Fili Pino defenders and the Headquarters of Gen. Jonathan m. Wainwright. The nerve Center of the defences was Malinta Tunnel which was in an area of the Rocky Island known As a the Botto Side a but which never was mentioned in dispatches i sent from Corregidor because of military restrictions. The a Bottom Side houses a hos germans ban night cycling of frenchmen attack on nazi provokes another hostage Roundup by the United press the germans striving to keep Ese made their attack on Correri area to defend the beaches against French patriots from shooting Queens Tunnel even had a Small i a Small but important Tunnel air conditioned area and there was in a wooded Ravine along the was a Section where the radio Beach facing the Bay Entrance equipment was housed. But in the it contained the control equipment final phase of fighting the Tunnel for detonating electrical mines was crowded with naval personnel before the japanese struck the which lived there during the Day garrisons on Corregidor As Well As Light hours but returned to their j on the smaller nearby forts of ships at night to communicate with Frank Hughes and dram were so Bataan Peninsula or strike at the undermanned that during Maneu enemy. Vers and alerts the Battery Crews another important Tunnel was would grab rifles hop into trucks nearly completed when the Japan and head for the a Bottom Side Dor. It was a Large a Middle Side theoretical attackers. A Bombay gets groggy. One Battery went through such their soldiers forbade bicycle Riding Between 9 30 p. In. And 5 a. In. In most of occupied France As drills so often that its dog Mascot i they threatened to execute 15 Tunnel bored by hard working engineers. Early in april this Tunnel although not cemented housed Likely result if the 1942 Cong res Pital in its largest lateral with i part of the signal corps the radio named a bomb a ran from the Bat More Jip stage amp Raffl Deport. Up. A it signal elections were held at this countless rows of double Decker j personnel and hundreds of tons Tery to the Botto Side every time labor Camps in reprisal for a air time. Beds and an operating room and i of High explosives. The Alert sounded. Tack upon a nazi Soldier on May 2. Unlike the situation in the mid Well equipped Kitchen. There was another Tunnel in when the air raids were later five hostages already have been term elections of the last War a Gen. Douglas Macarthur staff which the engineers were installed sounded on the same Siren the shot for the attack and the Ger november 1918�?when the re pub once was housed in another lat on the a ibo Thomside a near the Bat dog began dashing Down the Rocky mans warned that if the guilty eral and it was there that Wain j tired Dock area and another was Island each time the raids be person was not surrendered with Wright later took Over. Nearby under construction for transport came so frequent that a bomb a in eight Days the additional exe were Headquarters for Harbor de tation services. Finally became a nervous wreck cautions and the deportations would lense units ordnance shops and several gun batteries had Small and ran groggily among bomb follow a immediately storerooms for ammunition and i bomb proofs Cut into the rocks craters Back and Forth from the 113 die in 4 Days. And other Small tunnels filled with Battery to the Beach. I the bicycling edict was issued gasoline and ammunition. The seasoned troops on the forts because Many attacks have been badly needed for defense else committed from bicycles. Patriots Are Able to silently pedal up i Beans wrested control of Congress from the Wilson administration the gop today apparently lacks a rallying Appeal to win voters. Strength of parties. The strength of the parties has been measured in a poll from coast to coast by the Institute using the same methods employed in the 1938 mid term election poll when the Institute predicted 264 seats for the democrats and they actually won 262. On the basis of the poll results the composition of the House if the election were held at this time would be approximately As shown below. A comparison with the 1940 congressional election is also go in. 1940 if election election were today dem. Seats. 268 306 rep. Seats. 162 124 other party seats .5 5 the net democratic gain of 38 seats would not All however come about As a result of shifts from the Republican party. At least 3 seats would be added to the democratic Side because of a reapportionment on the basis of the 1940 population census. In general reapportionment will work to the advantage i of the democrats because Popula Tion increases necessitating a reapportionment have come in areas turn to Page 7, column i opa clamps Down on Beer Price boost Milwaukee May 9. A up a food. Aimed at deep quarters. When japanese bombers rained explosives on the Little Island the defense forces were directed from these quarters deep in the Rock. There was 500 feet of Rock Over i head. Those who lived there during the siege witnessed Many strange events. There were tragedies and death. There were romances too despite the Roar of enemy bombers. The Navy and Queens tunnels which were connected with Malinta by a narrow half mile Long passage were protected by the same thickness of Rock. The passage was not cemented and was barely High enough to walk through. Ask pay raise Ford Liaw told at conference Detroit May 9.�?cu.r a Richard t. Leonard director of the Ford division of the United automobile workers Cio today proposed that employees demand is a Day wage increase when they open negotiations for renewal of the present contract which expires june 20. Leonard told a conference of 127 delegates representing an estimated 115,000 workers in 55 Ford Coral sea Box score by the associated press japanese losses announced by United states sunk la ships aircraft Carrier heavy Cruiser Light Cruiser 2 destroyers 4 gunboats 2 Supply or transport ships. Damaged 6 ships aircraft Carrier heavy Cruiser Light Cruiser 9,000-ton seaplane tender 2 transport or Supply ships. Japanese losses reported by Tokyo sunk i ship Small sized aircraft Carrier converted from a Tanker. Lost 31 planes. United nations losses reported by Tokyo sunk 4 ships u. S. Aircraft Carrier of Yorktown Type u. S. Aircraft Carrier of Saratoga Type u. It of Alfornia cl5ss desfr5? Quot damaged 3 ships British battleship of War spite class australian Cruiser of Canberra Type Cruiser. Destroyer 89 planes. United states losses announced by Washington lost 3 planes. Coral Battle disrupts threat to Australia our attacks will continue says general Macarthur London May naval circles said tonight that it was generally believed Tho Coral sea Battle off Australia was continuing after a Brief pause but that no definite reports had been received. A the to mite pre american Quot and a Allied a Asp Churchill talk on air today where were moved to the Manila Bay forts eventually to relieve the throw their bombs or shoot their exhausted gun Crews which had guns it and Speed off been doing duty almost 24 hours a Day. Meanwhile a dispatch from Vichy said that an overnight at i bombers was superficial. It was London May 9-w prime True hat �?ov6 a i Limarl. was done but countless bombs did minister Churchill is expected to disrupt communications destroy dwell on Britain a relations with de the warehouses in the Dock Vichy in a broadcast at 9 p. In. Area and wiped out a Quantity of 2 p. In. Cwt sunday the Sec a Uch Unee a food lat a he end anniversary of the Lowland steady bombing caused much wider communiques from Corregidor j tack on a German Soldier on a Early in the Battle usually said dark parts Street had provoked that damage done by enemy j another Roundup of hostages invasion which preceded the fall damage late in March and Early Rich assistant Leader of the Ges Friday. Presumably they face the same round of executions and deportations if the Patriot responsible for the attack is not caught. British quarters noted that 113 frenchmen have been shot in occupied France within the last four Days 13 on the Day Reinhard hey in april. Chinese retake opa went to Bat today for those who refresh themselves with Beer plans across the country that they at hand decreeing that the recent of France. There was considerable speculation As to How far Churchill might go in assaying the estrangement of Vichy and London _ r a i since collaborationist Pierre Laval Owh tacit clogs became chief of the French gov j Ern ment and the British invaded Madagascar. Informed sources were unusually reticent on this subject. In any event the prime minister has chosen to speak at a critical time. The Burma Campaign is ending disastrously India is threatened i Australia is braced for eventualities new offensives Are shaping up on the German russian front German British bombing roles have been reversed by Raf raids a invasion season weather is again applied Price to the should demand the awed increase to meet higher costs of living since the Law Cio signed its a Prece. Dented a Union shop agreement Witsil the company almost a year ago. The delegates will draft the for freezing order Nickle Glass. Thomas e. Fairchild state attorney for opa said that beverages a not prepared on the premises for the consumption of., 0. The customers come under the m demands sunday freezing order. Thus it Wras understood if a tavern sold a 10-ounce Glass of Beer for five cents in March i would have to continue Selling the j same amount for the same Price. Tavern operators have officials to Confer on higher phone rates Washington May 9.�?<u.r>�? been in Clyde l. Herring dem. La complaining that increased oper id today be rating Cost were making it Diffi-1 Northwestern Bell Telephone co 1 of Iowa will Confer next week cent Glass of Beer. Matt Udovc with Price administrator the Leon president of the Tavel keepers regarding the com association said the problem ,?.r_e,?le.ats.-. Would be discussed at an association meeting Here tuesday. The opa ruling does not apply to mixed drinks prepared on the premises. Argentine gift Washington May 9.�?0j.rv�? an Argentine shipping company has contributed $20,000 to the american Navy Relief society in appreciation of use Rescue of officers and men from the torpedoed Argentine motor vessel Victoria the state department announced today. I certainly can to see any reason for such an increase by a company which has doubled its business within the last year without adding to its facilities a herring commented. He pointed out that under existing Price control legislation the regulation of intrastate communications rates was left to the jurisdiction of the state authorities a and in Iowa we have no authority to handle the he said a since the increase affects Only business in the state the fed scope of Gas rations May be revised Washington May 9-tentative revisions in the scope of the Eastern Seaboard gasoline rationing program would exempt approximately 57 counties in Pennsylvania new York Virginia Maryland and Florida and All of West Virginia except eight counties it was Learned today. Offi Jap column chunking May 9�? a chinese forces have recaptured the town of Mayoyo on the Burma front and bottled up another japanese column that a is facing annihilation a a communique said tonight. The communique said that another 500 japanese trapped on the Burma Road Northeast of Che Fang were a still beleaguered by chinese troops who had also wiped out 1,000 enemy soldiers in fighting the japanese thrust into China. The recapture of Mayoyo which the japanese occupied a Tapo arrived in Paris. An increase in executions was expected because Heydrich a Brief career As a trouble shooter in Czechoslovakia was marked by at least 500 executions. Radio Berlin broadcast a Tran Ocean Agency dispatch from Sofia that Kurkt Chieff commander of the bulgarian Security police was shot from behind and killed while on duty wednesday. The Patriot escaped and the dispatch reported that a similar attack had occurred a month ago when a police officer was killed by a communists a who the dispatch reported also escaped. Withdraw food rations. The British broadcasting corporation said the germans had ordered food rations withdrawn from any pole Between 14 and 50 who refused to work for Germany. Colonel Britton Leader of the v army hinted at forthcoming week ago had encircled a japanese unit that moved Westward j action in a broadcast on the British radio to his followers. From Lashio to that sector the communique said. A spokesman said the Allied position on the West Bank of the Salween River in Yunnan province had improved in the last 24 hours As the japanese mechanized units were drawn into ambushes. The japanese column moving along the Burma Road was said to have been Cut into half a dozen dais said the latest proposals is j sections by the chinese and most Tab Lishing boundaries in which gasoline would of rationed eliminated to counties in new York 26 in Pennsylvania one in Maryland to in Virginia and to in Florida. Ration count exceeds 1940 census in state Milwaukee May 9.�? Iff a state rationing officials revealed today that in nine of Wisconsin a 71 counties a greater number of persons registered for War ration books this week than were listed in the 1940 Federal census. Don t. Allen rationing administrator said that the Ancy was of the sections were believed encircled or Cut off from their Supply lines. Sex Speed skater wins divorce from Barber Oshkosh wis., May 9.�?oib�? Madeline Horn Schelfhout former olympic Speed skater was granted a divorce in Winnebago county circuit court today from Raymond Schelfhout Kimberly Barber to whom she was married on june to 1941. A i shall not speak to you again until the moment comes to indicate the particular line of action that will be needed a he said. A i can not Tell you what that line will be. Until the moment comes i shall be working with my colleagues and advisers on 4 men trapped in Coal mine Gillespie 111., May 9.�?of a mine Rescue squads pumped water and Gas from the Depths of the Superior Coal company a no. I mine at nearby Hagersville today in the Hope of saving four miners who were trapped by a sudden flood in the Workings Friday night. Some of the 15 miners who escaped from the flood of water and Gas released when the mine Tunnel penetrated an abandoned mine Shaft told of How two men Frank Berta no i Crew Foreman who was to have been married saturday morning and Robert Edmins ton night mine foremen turned Back into the mine when they discovered two of their men were missing. Those trapped in the mine beside Edminston and Bertagnolli both of Gillespie were Joe Redolfi also of Gillespie and Frank de St. Jean of Benld. Chances miners who kept an All night watch at the Mouth of the mine four Miles from Gillespie said the men might have escaped from the water and Gas if they reached a higher level but Rescue workers were gloomy. Sam Preston Gillespie newspaper editor who spent the night at the mine said that a chances were very slim that the four trapped men would be found alive. Six feet of water covered the Tunnel floor at the scene of the Accident two Miles from the mine Entrance. The Workings Are 350 feet underground. Shortage of teachers expected to confront state next fall new Yale coach new Haven conn., May 9 a disc rep cur it a Howard Odell assistant it a a More or less expected i the University of Wisconsin today _ eral communications commission in View of the influx of people was appointed head football coach i thirds less than the Normal num can to touch it resulting from War 1 it Yale University. 1 or of teachers available. Madison May 9. A of a a shortage of teachers in state graded and High schools is expected next fall despite generally higher salary Levels the state department of Public instruction reported today following a statewide Survey. The turnover in teacher ranks is expected to Range from 50 to too per cent Over last years figure of 4,588 jobs. The department estimates there will be about two a the demand next fall will be much greater and the Supply will be much less a the department said. Local school boards noting the diminishing Supply have allowed pay increases ranging from $100 to $300 a year. Increases even have been made for Rural teachers usually the lowest paid in the Field. Some boards inserted Liberal Bonus clauses in contracts. The War draft and attractive jobs in Industry and Commerce Are mainly responsible for depletion of the Supply. Forces pressed the offensive after repulsing the japanese with severe losses in the Battle of the Coral sea and disrupting threatened enemy blows at Australia and the life line to the United states. The naval and air Battle about 1,000 Miles Northeast of Australia where 17 enemy ships were sunk or damaged and at least 31 planes destroyed was broken off after five Days in which Allied forces successfully intercepted the japanese War vessels. Gen. Douglas Macarthur promised a your attacks will but dispatches emphasized that the United nations Success did not eliminate the threat of an invasion attempt against Australia or the islands astride the american Supply line. The enemy also was attempting to drive deeply into Southern China and paving the Way for a possible thrust into India by two bombing attacks on Chittagong. No sweeping claims. The full Story of the Battle of the Coral sea which May be resumed at any time May not be known for Days. Macarthur communiques made no claims of sweeping Victory Over the enemy and there was no definite indication whether the japanese had used a War Fleet or merely a Strong task Force. The fact that no battleships were mentioned indicated the latter. The australian radio reported that the enemy Fleet was a smashed and on the run but official communiques failed to support an extravagant View of the Battle and the Axis radio broadcasts were blaring propaganda claims of a japanese Victory that had broken the Backbone of Allied sea Power in the Southwest Pacific. These propaganda broadcasts described by Macarthur As a a fantastic in View of the relatively Light Allied losses purported to show that six american warships had been sunk including two aircraft carriers a battleship and three destroyers and three Allied ships damaged. On other fronts. The Coral sea Battle appeared Likely for some Days to overshadow operations on other fronts including Burma japanese bombers twice Cross India Border to attack the City of Chittagong in possible prelude to invasion attempt chinese report successful Battles on Burma Road in Yunnan province but Toyko claims to have advanced 50 Miles toward Kunming terminal. Russian red army reports 1,700 germans killed in local actions both sides massing Strong reserves for summer offensive expected in about three weeks. Loudon Raf Renews raids on Rostock area blasting ferry terminal with 250 tons of bombs to disrupt German communications with Eastern front nazis raid Norwich. Efforts to weigh the results of the Coral sea Battle were handicapped not Only by Lack of details regarding Allied losses but by turn to Page 2, cot 7

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