The Evening herald. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1906-1942, May 29, 1942, Page 1, Image 1

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By fHANK JENKINS
"yHE new ipotliKht (hlft
again a In a war covering
almoit tha enllr face of the
glob It I bound to do.
It reat today on tha tank bat
tle In northern Africa.
nOMMEL'S tank appear from
today' dlapatchr to be point
ed at Tobruk, which the British
have held ttubbornly from the
beginning. A long they con
tinue to hold It, and at the tame
'time hold naval iiiprrmacy In
the eastern Mediterranean, Tob
ruk will be a threat on the flank
of any Gorman drive from the
went toward Alexandria and
Sue.
' '
THE Italian, a uiual, tar the
1 desert battle I going In the
fivnr. Thft mora ronacrv-
alive and dependable Brltlih re
port that It la (tin in aoimi.
There - are two lnteretlng
traw In the new wind.
A Roval Air Force communl
oue Indicate that the Brltlih
Iiav wnn nrflllmlnarv auncrlo
ty In the air, declaring that axl
sir activity 1 now on a reduced
acala , while RAF plane con
atantly. roar over the battlefield
Amarlean.mada tank manned
by tha British are reported to
M intlicung neavy loase on in
si armored force, i .
. v '-,
all know by thi time how
w Important air upvr'iorjl.y I
and how SELDOM Jt ha been
held by our tide. We know by
long and bitter experience what
follow when our enemle have
command of the air..
Tha BriUah.llka the German,
have been getting ready for thi
battle for long time, supply
line from America, though long,
have remained open. American
plane must have been reaching
Africa in largo number. The
dlspatchc have reported from
time to time that we are building
up great upply ' and repair
depot there.' The British must
liave been sending all the plane
they can spare.
If for once our aide can gain
and HOLD command of tha air
in an important battle, it will
be a tign that our hope are
moving toward fulfilment.
TN the last big desert battle in
Africa (thi is the fifth) Amer
ican tanks wera tried out and
found partially wanting. Tbey
failed to equal the German tank
in FIRE POWER. Immediate
itep were undoubtedly taken to
remedy this delect.
For that reason the report that
they are inflicting heavy losse
on the German and Italian tanks
la interesting and highly tig.
nlf leant if true. ,
T ONDON military "quartan"
(usually pretty accurate) say
today that Rommel' attack prob
ably signals the start of Hitler
long-heralded grand offensive of
1042, and expect hi African
drive to be followed by a Ger-
manoffenslve in southern Rus
la, striking toward the oil of
the Caucasus from positions
along the Sea of Azov, They
consider nazl air-borne attack
on, Syria and Iraq possible.
DITTER and bloody a they
have been, It is possible that
the battle at Kerch and around
Kharkov are but the preliminar
ies to this grand assault on the
Caucasus-a the terriblo battles
of the Wilderness were the cur-tnln-ralsor
for Grant's drive Into
the deep South..
The battle around Kharkov
appear today to be slacking off,
at least temporarily. The Ger
man are making wild claim of
victory as thoy did last fall
clear up to the time they started
their retreat at Rostov. The
Russians, are keeping largely
silcnj, ' , .
Only time can tell what tlio re
sult of the Kharkov fighting will
be. Its effect on what I to come
' (Continued on Pnge Two)'
ASSOCIATED PRESS
PRICE FIVE CENTS
rifish teise
US INSIDE
Drive on Tobruk Held
Off, Nozis Tc e
New Direction
CAIRO. May 20 (AtA Ger
man armored force was repulsed
today after allpping around Brit
ish position a fur a Sidi Re-
zeRh, SO mile inside the British
defensive system in the Libyan
deaort.
At Sldi Fesegh, one of the
main battlefield of last win
trr's campaign, tha Germans
were met by a British armored
farce. There 1 heavy fighting,
almost entirely by tank, In a
Su-mllo-wlde bolt between there
and Ain El Gazala, region of
the westerly British land post
lion.
Free French Fighter
No fixed Brltlih land poil
Hons have been - taktn in the
fighting, which broke out with
an advance eastward by axis
artnorcd force lata . Tuesday
The opening attack on Blr
Haehelm, SO mile southwest of
the British stronghold of To
bruk, was launched by Italian
tanks.
The ' defender were Free
French force who reported they
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Presidential Rule
Classifies Married '
Man in l-A Draft
ST. PAUL, May 20 (AP)
A St. Paul mon whoso income
outside his salary is sufficient
to support his family has been
classed l-A (subject to military
service) in a presidential rul
ing: Colonel J. E. Nelson, state
elective service director, dis
closed today. ,
The ruling is considered of
nationwide significance.
Tha man in question is over
30 years old, is married and
the father of two minor chil
dren and has an Income of
$6000 in excess of his Income
from employment.
, He was placed in l-A orig
inally by his local board and
appealed to the state appeal
board, which classified him S-W
(deferred because of depend
ents). Colonel Nelson appealed
the ruling to the president, mak
ing the appeal without preju
dice and to determine a policy
toward such registrants.
CONSCRIPTION
- STOCKHOLM, May 20 ffl
German authorities in con
quered Norway have issued or
ders for immediate conscrip
tion of 25,000 Norwegian work
er to be used Initially for con
structing' fortification in the
Vestlandet district (western
Norway), advices from Oslo said
today. v !
DEFENSE LINE
Man Calmly Confesses Six
Slayings in
CARLSTADT, N. J May 20
(P) A neatly dressed man trap
ped in woodshed today blandly
admitted slaying six person in
Cleveland, Ohio, and Union City,
N. J., Police Chief Joseph Raf-
fo said. .. .' i
Raffo identified the man - as
Vlncenzo Piazza, B0, who was
turned over to police- Ip Union
City for questioning. '
The chief said the prisoner
calmly related shooting two per
sons, three In 1033 and four
others in Cleveland three and
a half year ago.
A woman anonymous tele
phone call led police to. the firm
woodshed In thq Jersey Meadow
whore the man, unarmed, read
ily surrendered.
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U. S. Troops,
lw- :. "BW .- aim yMa iihkaAF M at.Jtl-:1.:oy. M .r,i. .Vvv-a'.'
A small tank la unloaded at a deck In a Northern Ireland port Juit after the largest contin
gent of American troop arrived there equipped with tank and artillery. This la on of the
first original photoa to teach th United State after arrival of the troop.' ..'
SIX EXECUTED FOR
GESTAPO ATTACK
Bohemia Country Now
.'One Vast Prison,' ;;
Czechs Declare !
LONDON, May . 20 (P)
Adolf Hitler's demand for-ven.
geance for an attempt on the life
of Relnhard Heydrlch, relch'
protector for Bohemia and Mor
avia, were answered today by
his gestapo though perhaps only
partly, with the execution of six
persons In Prague.
A Czech' government spokes
man reported receiving advices
that the Germans had arrested
hundreds of officials, university
professors and students for ques
tioning, concentrating their at
tention on "Intellectual types."
Including some puppet- execu
tives -- "
"The borders have been closed
and the whole protectorate Is
one vast prison," the spokesman
said. . .
He expressed belief that Bo
hemia and Moravia .would be in
corporated into Germany at
once.. t : ; -
Announcement of the execu
tlons by the Berlin radio,, justi
fying fears of bloody reprisals
In the former republic, was ac
companied by reports of new
troubles facing Hitler at home
and abroad.
Dispatches from Istanbul,
quoting reports in semi-diplomatic
channels, declared the
fuehrer had Imprisoned his for
mer army commander, General
Walthcr von Brauchitsch,' and
his former. . food 1 chief, Walther
Darce, along with .13 high nazl
party officials in a sudden purge.
Simultaneously, advices from
Stockholm. asserted that Norwe
gian patriots on the - island of
Sotra, opposite Bergen, had shot
and killed the nazi gestapo chief
ruling . all western Norway.
These advices, which did not
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Jersey, Ohio
"I don't care now," Chief Raf
fo quoted him as saying. "The
hot seat won't make any dif
ference t,o me." '....'.
Raffo said the -man related
killing his daughter, son-in-law
and a .child In Union City "be
cause my daughter wouldn't do
what I told hdr to." . : ,
Union City police, reported
John .Jandik and his wife, both
about 28, were shot to death on
January 26, 1033. Mrs. Jandik
was expecting a child. '
CLEVELAND, -May 20 (P)
Vlncenzo Piazza, trapped In 1 a
Now Jersey woodshed today, is
wanted for two Cleveland slay
ings and third at nearby
' . (Continued qa Page Two)
IN THE SHASTA-CASCADE WONDERLAND
Kr MATH FALLS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1942
Too, Join U. S. Troops
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U. S. Army Will Be Landed
In France, Says Marshall
WEST POINT, N. Y., May 20
(AP) An Invasion of tha Eur
opean continent wa promised
today by General George C.
Marshall,, army chief of staff,
who told the WostrPoiot orad - j
uatinf .class that American
troops far landing in England,
and they will land In France."
. Marshall aald the army would
total nearly - 4,500.000 men by
the end of this year, instead of
the previously announced esti
mate of 3,600.000. During the
Memoro Day
Program for
Klamath Set
Program for the armory Me
morial day observance and pa
rade on Saturday was announced
by the committee, in charge.
It follows:
Parade form 0:30 a. m., Link
River bridge.
- Memorial service at bridge. '
Stop at courthouse for deposit-
;; FLAG ETIQUETTE ;
' ' Memorial Day, ; the day
when flags will fly ' from
every available' spot, has its
own flag-etiquette. ' officials
pointed out Friday.
Flags should be displayed
at half-mast until noon only;
then hoist to the top ot the
staff.
i :
Ing wreath and fire salute.-,
Proceed to armory.
Service at armory.
Proceed to cemetery for ser
vices. -
- .Call' to oidct by Chairman
Carl Cook of U. S. Marines.
Silent- prayer for departed
comrades.
Invocation; Rev. Father Scott.
Reading of General Logan's
Order No. 11. ,
, Singing of Star Spangled Ban
ner by Mrs. Rollin Cantrall.
Remarks by Chairman Cook.
Singing of "Sleep Soldier Boy"
by Rev, L. K. Johnson. '
Speech by Judge D. R. Van-
denberg. . ' '
Singing by the audience of
'God Bless America."
Benediction, Rev. E. V, Hayries.
Barry more Reported -
Losing Life Battle ;
HOLLYWOOD. May 29 (P)
There Were indications today
that John Barrymore is losing
his ;o-day battle with illness, i
Dr. Hugo M. Klrsten, his phy
sician, reported: ' .
"Mr. Barrymore is not good
this morning. The usual good
response. to medication is not so
apparent.. The 'picture is very
grave."
"We feel less hope," a nurse
amplified. She said an oxygen
tent, had been moved into Bar
rymore's room at Hollywood
Presbyterian hospital as a precaution.
Landing in Ireland
(Credit REA TelephMo)
past four weeks alone, said the
chief of staff,--the -army has
grown by 300,000 men,
; . .'UttM Defeat ,. .v'"'
:? Ypur utmost tidf avor, tack-
- ed rjy-MghffTuneJfish puK
pose,ywiU be. required 'to bring
this - struggle to a triumphant
conclusion," he- told' the grad
uating cadets.-;
'"No compromise is 'possible.
and the -victor of the democ
racies can only be - complete
with ,' the . litter di-teat ot the
war machines of Germany and
Japan." -.' ; ."
Gaining significance in view
of the current - discussions of
high ranking American army
officers with British officials in
London, Marshall's assertion
that American forces "will land
in France" was the first defin
ite statement by any American
official that a ground offensive
against the continent was part
oi pmencan-Bntisn strategy,
To Fight Anywhere .
Marshall recalled , that prior
to December 7, members of con
gress, seeking bis justification
for expansions plans for - the
army, wanted to know '.'where
American soldiers might be
called upon to fight and just
wnat was the urgent necessity
lur -ine army inai we were
endeavoring - to organize and
train."
- "In reply I usually comment
ed on the fact that we had
previously fought 1 n France,
Italy and Germany; in Africa,
and the far east; in Siberia and
northern Russia," Marshall said.
"No one could tell , what the
future might hold for us. But
one thing was clear to me. we
must be prepared, to fight any-
wnere, ana on snort notice,
- The possibilities were not
overdrawn, for-today we find
American soldiers throughout
Mmm
ine Factflc, In Burma, China,
and India.. They have flown
over Japan. They are landing
in England, and they will land
in France. . We are determined
that before the sun sets on this
terrible struggle, our flag will
. (Continued on Page Two) ;
Conference Fails
To Agree on Lift ' ,
In Soldier Pay
WASHINGTON,- May 20 (P)
A ', joint conference committee
failed to agree today on senate
and house - differences in the
military pay adjustment bill and
Chairman Reynolds (D-N.C.) said
it might be "some time" before
another session is held. "
Reynolds said he voted to ac
cept a house-approved amend
ment to raise the" minimum pay
from the present $21 a month to
$50 a month, but three other
senate conferees refused to yield
on the senate figure of $42 a
month. .
' The house sent .the bill back
to conference thiS1 week, order
ing its conferees to stanu by the
$50 amount, after the joint com
mittee previously had agreed to
the $42 figure.
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UNITED PRESS
w. em
RUSSIA SILENT
ON EVENTS IN
Nazi Flanking Drive
Takes Major Part
. .of War Report
-LONDON, May 20 (AP) The
London Daily Mail quoted the
Berlin radio today as laying
"our fuehrer has taken personal
direction of strategic operations
on the Kharkov front. We look
to his genius as, a. strategist to
bring about full victory." ' ;
No .other source reported
hearing the broadcast.
" LONDON. May 29 CAPr-The
Vichy radio, in a report quoted
as coming from, the . soviet
frontier, said - today that .Rus
sian artillery had . bombarded
the city of Kharkov for the
first time in three months.'-: -
MOSCOW, May 29 (AP).
Nazi pressure against the Izyum
Barvenkova a e c t o r of ; the
Donets basin front subordinated
even the red army's operations
before Kharkov in soviet dis
patches today, and the only of
ficial claim concerning. Thurs
day's fighting- was that of an
other successful defense against
attacks.- -.'.. .. . . . . .- j: i,i . . a,, i :
For the first time since Mar
shal Semefen Timoshenko hurled
red,- army shock divisions, west
ward upon Kharkov's defenses
May 12, that theater -was . not
mentioned in the midnight com
munique. ' . - ' '
"In the Izyum-Barvenkova 'di
rection -(80 miles below Khar
kov) our troops repulsed fierce
attacks of enemy, tanks and in
fantry," the soviet information
bureau said. "On other sectors
of the front, nothing of signifi
cance occurred."
(Supplementing a declaration
that - German forces captured
165,000 troops through encircle
ment south of Kharkov, the
nazi high command said aerial
bombardments had caused the
Russians "almost unimaginable
losses of men and material." A
German armored section was
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Baseball
AMERICAN LEAGUE
- R. H. ; E.
Washington ...... 1 4-1
New York 16 17 1
Wilson, Cathey (1), Masterson
(4), and Evans; Gomez and Ro-
sar. .
' . R. H. E.
Cleveland ...... ...... 3 13 3
Detroit ........14 16 2
Smith, Gromek (5), Eisenstat
(7),- Brown (8); and Hegan, Ben
ning (8); White and Tebbetts.
. . NATIONAL - LEAGUE -
R H E
Philadelphia " ...:.... 2 7 1
Boston 1.6 0
Melton and Warren; Errick
son, Javery (8), and Bluttz.
. R. H. E.
New York . 3.3 . 0
Brooklyn 1 7 . 2
Sunkel and Dannlng; Head,
Casey (9), and . Owen. - (10 innings).
KHARKOV AREA
Too-Healihy Survivor of
Ship Convinces Officials
By JAMES T. CARTER .
NEW' YORK, May 20
They thought there was some
thing fe wee bit fishy about Har
ley Archie Olson's story when
he' was rescued bronzed, sleek
and healthy after 20 days
alone at sea on a raft..
So, when the rescue . vessel
arrived at Key West with the
23-year-old radio operator whose
ship was torpedoed April 10,
the FBI detained . him ; while
checking his tale. .
But they found that his story
one of the most amazing to
come out of the battle of the
Atlantic was true and Harley,
stopping in New York on the way
home to Portland,- Ore., told
about it todav: , . .
"I didn t lot any weight, I
Stream ycat
Number 9500
Brazil Attacks
Axis Subs Off :
South America
RIO DE JANEIRO, May 29
OP) Brazil's armed forces were
credited unofficially today with
destruction of two axis sub
marines and capture of another
submarine and a German mother
ship in a shootron-sight defense
against maritime raids which
the government-sponsored news
paper A Manha termed "organ
ized piracy."
' High official sources consider
ed it "not impossible" that Ger
many would declare war upon
Brazil, which was with the allies
in the first world war.' She lev
ered relations with the axis Jan.
28.
- Propaganda tirades and sub
marine attacks, said -the news
paper Diario Carioca, "give the
impression that a war of the
axis against Brazil will break
out in the near future."
O Jornal said' "we are not a
belligerent country, but we will
never permit them to challenge
us at the doors of our house."
The brave young men of the
Brazilian air force are alert and
they .are good shots," it said.
' Sinking six Brazilian ships
and damaging of a seventh made
it necessary .for the non-belligerent
nation to act "to safeguard
our undefended sailors," the air
ministry said.
EN
SLAP AT HENDERSON
Gas Rationing Debate
I Raised Question ; of I
x Price Power ,
WASHINGTON. Mnv 39 tlt
A . rising - tide of congressional
opposition to . nationwide gaso
line rationing, brought sugges
tions from influential hnnw
members . today . that -congress
might well consider curtailing
some of ' Price , Administrator
Leon Henderson's power.
Sneaker Sam- Ravburn - and
Chairman Lea (D-Calif.) of the
house interstate committee
which , has. been investigating
the easoline and netrolenm sit.
uation went on record as see
ing no reason to extend the
eastern rationing nroeram tn the
entire nation. -
At the same time. Chairman
' (Continued on Page Two),
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U. S, Planes Fight
Submarine Pack in ,
West Indies Area
' ST. LUCIA, British West
Indies, May 28 (Delayed) W)
United States planes engaged a
pack of axis submarines a mile
off Port Castries late yesterday
while the U.' S. destroyer Blak
eley, damaged by a torpedo three
days earlier, limped the 20 miles
from the Vichy-French island of
Martinique to St.. Lucia . Hun
dreds ashore watched the at
tack. .
Watchers said at least one sub
marine must have, been sunk
judging from the quantities of
oil which floated to the surface
after the 13-minute bombing and
depth-charge attack by the U.
S. planes. No official announce
ment of sinkings was made. -
was never afraid of sharks, I had
plenty to eat and drink, I en
joyed sunbathing by day and
slept comfortably at night," said
the six-foot two-inch youth.
"I had more trouble explain
ing why I wasn't half-starved or
half-mad from - thirst or some
thing than I did while waiting
on the raft to be picked up.
"They thought I was a 'plant.'
They . thought I was placed on
the raft by . a German subma
rine. I was held in Miami until
my fingerprints were checked
in Washington and Until they
learned that I was an American
citizen employed by the steam
ship line."
After, the torpedoeing, Harley
leaped overboard, sighted a life
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May it. High 84, Low Vt
Precipitation a of May 22. Hit "
Lait yar .......-.,'.w... 12.10
Normal ....... .. ln.M
to data ... ..l 1.10
Villages Retaken Near
Hankow; Defenders '
Hold Key Towns:
CHUNGKING, Chine,;- Satur
day, May 30 WV-The Chekiang
province cities of Kinhwa and
Lanchi were still in Chinese
hands at 8 p. m. last night after
heavy and bloody fighting;
around both 'cities in heavy rain
yesterday, Chinese front-line dis
patches reported early today.
central news reported the de'
fenders of the two cities were
offering strong resistance. ! .
Unit Smashed ..'.; j ';
; They also said a Japanese unit
driving southward from Lungyu,
23 miles west of Kinhwa, to
ward Anpingkal was encircled
and annihilated.' . ..... v
The Chinese high command
reported last night that "mere
than 10. points" have been re
captured on the outskirts- -i of
Ichang, : Japanese-held : Yangtze
river stronghold above Han
kow, In concerted attacks which
started three days earlier. ;
.This offensive action in Hu-
peh province was- designed, -no
doubt, as direct relief for - Chi
nese forces subjected to a Japanese-poyvef
dilve-ta Chekiang
province, hundreds -of miles to
Ichang's east. ,- .' . .,:'"'. ' .
, Forces in the' Ichang- region
were said to have . inflicted
heavy losses on the enemy, "cap
turing two field guns and large
quantities of supplies.. , .. .
The Japanese were said to
have launched more than 10 fu
tile attacks against' Lanchi, , 10
miles northwest of Kinhwa, on
(Continued on Page Two)'
Biddle Invites
Court Test of .
Bridges Order :
' By JAMES J. STREBIO '
WASHINGTON. May 2fl VT)
Attorney General ' Biddle in-
vtled a supreme court test ;of
his deportation order against
Harry R. Bridges today as the
west coast CIO leader announc
ed he had "Just begun to fight."
Biddle, reversing the board
of immigration appeals yester
day with an order to send
Bridges back to his native Aus
tralia because of alleged Com
munist party connections, said
he wanted the courts to ."pass
on the whole procedure as a
test, case." , -
The attorney general, Indi
cated a belief that Bridges im
mediately would take the mat
ter into federal district court at
San Francisco with a habeas
corpus plea. From there . the
case, could advance to .the cir
cuit court of appeals and then
to' the supreme court, which
never has ruled on the question
decided by Biddle that the
Communist party "believes in.
advises, advocates or teaches
the overthrow by force or vio
lence of the government of the
United States." ' ' :
So far as he knew, Biddle
Said at a press conference, it
was the first administrative rul
ing of Its kind with respect to
Communism. ' Some federal
courts have ' held similarly,
however. "' '" ' . '
In San Francisco, Bridges,
who has denied any connection
with the Communist party, said
Biddle' order was based on
mis-statements, . prejudice and
perjured testimony which have
characterized the entire case."
He telegraphed Donald Ne
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