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Number 9628
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HE German today ore 70
miles from Alexandria.
There has bean no niojor bntllo
alnco Tobruk. The British have
retired steadily, fighting only
rear suaTd actions. Rommel hai
followed along.
Supposed alrong point have
been pawed by one after another.
CO much la clear from the (cen'
sored) dispatches of the past
few days.
To those of us on the outside,
seeing only as much of the pic
ture as we are permitted to see,
, CROM the Insider coma only
i expressions oi commence,
Churchill, before leaving
Washington, said (in effect) not
to worry, that Alexandria and
the Nile valley would be HELD,
, Today (with the enemy 70
mile nwny) Auchinleck says:
"The battle Is not over yet and
won t be until wa have defeated
the enemy-i-and DEFEAT "HIM
1 General Robert Stone, com'
mandor of the British garrison
forces In Egypt, chimes In: "The
position ' seems pretty satis
factory, ' We scored sovoral sucr
cesses yesterday." ;
The leaders on our sido aro
TALKING a good war.
YOU are puzzled, of course. All
of us outsiders are puzzled.
It comes down to this: i
Either the insiders KNOW
SOMETHING wo don't know or
they aro just TALKING.
The events of the next few
ay will probably tell tho story
as to Egypt.
TF Rommel Is beaten and tho
Nile valley and Alexandria
and Suez aro saved, we shall all
ba happy and our leaders will
be great men.
IF NOT, thoro will bo an ex
COR the moment, remember
1 that this desert fighting is
DIFFERENT. From tho begin
. nlng It has swirled back and
j forth, with victory first on' one
aide and then on the other. Fixed
strong points aro relatively un
i important.
y TTHIS odd nolo of confidence
comes even from realistic
1 Russia, as well ns from Egypt.
In Kuibyshev today, General
"Nikoltil Zhurvalcv, Russian mil
' Oitary expert, says: "Hitler's pres
ent offensives show that tho Gor
mans no longer aro cnpnblo of
strategic operations on a large
scaloi Axis forces aro worn out
' and Gocbbnls Is trying to save
foe by playing up local of
fonslvcs as vast operations of
strategic Importance."
The goneral may be expressing
only his own opinions and mil
, Itttry experts aro NOT Invariably
right. But remember that his
expression of opinion Is per
CENSORSHIP, which Is any
thing but loose,
That adds to tho oddity..
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A NOTHER minor oddity:
Egypt, whoso soil is being
, fought on, ISN'T at war with tho
, axis.. Tho fighting there Is a
BRITISH affair with our holp.
f N Iho Mediterranean, the U. S.
Currier Wasp has delivered
' serial reinforcements to Malta.
They aro described as British
planes, INCLUDING RAF pilots.
; The Implication Is that they also
, Include U. S. pilots. . , ' -
The Wasp appears to have
! brought these planes WITHIN
I'hey took off and finished the
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Iters fciaoim
Auchinleck.. Promises
That "Defeat Them
We Will" ...
CAIRO, July 1 (AP) German
Marshal Erwln Rommel's arm'
ored forces were 70 miles from
the Nilo delta today and a bat
tie which may settle the fato
of the middlo cast was building
to a climax;
- Advunce element of the axis
a nn 1 e s, thrusting powerfully
eastward, havo been In contact
with the British positions at El
Alnmeln since yesterday, it was
disclosed tonight.
This village Is 70 mites by
rail from tho great naval baso
of Alexandria, on the, western
most of tho Nile's mouths.
Between axis forces and the
Nile river stand several lines of
defense, thousands of soldiers
and hundreds of cannon while
other allied unit harass the
Gorman flanks and allied air
planes strike from overhead. ,
.. The ' main . anomy fore - Is
hammering ahead In -tne big
column . while smaller groups
aro making sallies to the sides.
Other unit are desperately try
ing ' 10 mane tneir way over
desert . stretches under ' heavy
allied attacks.' , ' ' ' .
"Battle Not Over"
British Commander Gen. Sir
nUdu AiiOiiinicCki iil uii Order
of the day, said "the battle is
not over yet and will ' not bo
over until we hove defeated tho
enemy, ' and defeat them we
will." -
The steady advance of Ger
man , tank' and ' armored car
units has brought , a definite
threat to Alexandria, on the
western Up of tho Nile delta.
Tho llttlo coastal vIIIheo of
El Dnbn,. which the enemy has
occupied," was formerly tho
main supply point for the
desort. Virtually all the supplies
were removed or destroyed be-
lore ii was evacuated, as the
British withdrew toward El
Alnmeln, only 65 miles from
Alexandria. (Berlin said Rom
mel already was attacking El
Near Alexandria
The British commander's con-
fldcnt message to his troops was
published as Field Marshal Er-
win Rommel's armored spear
heads rolled nearer Alexandria
and tho Nile, their advance Units
somewhoro cast of El Daba,
only 100 miles from Alexandria.
Gen. Robort Stone, command
er of British garrison forces In
Egypt said "the position seems
pretty satisfactory. We scored
several successes yesterday."
House passage sent to President
Roosevelt today a senate bill to
moke the rank of navy , nurses
comparable to that of nurses in
tho army. ... , . ; ,
American Bombing Crews
Meet Challenge, Hale Says
Air Forces, 'July 1(P) Ameri
can bombing crows are "meet
ing tho 'challenge of long-range
combat operations which in the
Pacific area have opened a now
chapter In nlr warfare," Major
General Willis II. Hale, com
manding US' nlr forces in the
mid-Paclflc, said today;" p
Ha cited ihcr Jtme 27. raid on
Jap-hold Wake island, 2000 nau
tical miles west of Pearl Harbor,
as an example. " : . ,
General Hale disclosed that
Col, Roger M. Romey, of Den
ton, Tex., led tho army bombers
on toclr long ovcr-wnter mission
whir.h leveled, the ground de
fenses on Wake, and commend
Local Talent
Plentiful for
Buckaroo Days
Local talent will not be found
wuntlng In arena events as the
annual Klamath Buckaroo Days
show gets under way Saturday
and Sunday, July 4 and S, at
1:30 p. m. at the fulrgrounds,
Both days of tho big show will
see amateur bronc busters, rop
ers and riders In a fust run-off
of events and tickets were going
like hot cakes ut rodeo head'
quarters, 418 Main street.
Fifty-two members of the
Klamath Mounted Reserve will
appear In the grand entry, color
ful opening event of the show,
and will perform immediately
after the entry, it was learned
here Wednesday. Major Lloyd
L. Low will lend the reserves
with Drlllmostcr "Pat" Ivory,
Captain Louis bvrruys and Lieu
tenant Leigh Ackcrman In the
front line.
Organization of the two-day
show was completed at a meet
ing of Klnmulh Buckaroo Days
directors Tuesday night and it
wos announced that Jimmy Doss,
top-notch trick rider, roper and
singer would appear on tho pro-
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Tokyo Claims Seizure
Of Strategic
Railway ; ;
Japan was reported massing
troops and planes on tho Man.
chukuo border opposite Russian
blberla today and London mili
tary quarters declared there was
very little doubt" that . tho
Japuncso were making prepara.
Hons tor an eventual attack on
Russia. .
Tying In with this report, the
Domcl (Japanese) news agency
announced that Japanese troops
had launched a general offen
sive on the far northwest China
front in Suiyuan province pre
sumably aimed at the dejttuc
tlon of Chinese armies which
might embarrass a Japanese
thrust Into outer Mongolia.
Outer Mongolia, adjoining
both Siberia and the Japanese
"puppet state" of Manchukuo,
is under Russia's protection.
A London spokesman said
there had been a general move
ment of Japanese forces north
ward and that the Japanese
were evidently preparing to at
tack Russia "at their chosen
'I don't wish to Imply that
their preparations are complete
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American League
R. H. E.
Washington 3 B 0
Boston 3 , 10 0
Newsom and Evans; Chase,
Terry (7), Conroy. .
ed the pilots, navigators and
bombardiers for their "fine team
work." , .. 1 ,
Tho general in his firsi Inter
view since being appointed to his
new command, said, that air
forces "will be the controlling
factor In tho Pacific" and that
American forces "are fighting as
ono team army, navy and mar
ines.' i ' ! :', ,
Women Pilots
Ha disclosed that one bf the
actions in the southwest Pacific
had revealed tho Japanese, wore
using women as warplano pilots,
Ho gave no further details ex
cept to sny that none of the wom
en pilots has henn raptured,
' Prior to this,- it was known
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Plane Carrier Makes
"Several" Trips '
Without Hurt ;
The American aircraft carrier
Wasp, venturing dangerously
into the mid-Mediterranean bat
tlo area, r e c e n 1 1 y delivered
aerial ' reinforcements to ' Brit
ain's bomb-battered island of
Malta, it was disclosed officially
today, .... ,
' The Wasp made several ferry
trips without damage to Itself
or escort vessels to the British
stronghold flanking axis supply
lines to Africa.' The dateof the
trips was not given In thenavy's
formal announcement, but . au
thorities s a 1 d it was "a few
weeks ago" apparently about
the time that the Germans and
Italians were ; pouring v peak
quantities of supplies into Afri
ca .to ..build , up: General Erwin
Rommel's Libyan campaign.-
On ona trip the Wasp carried
British fighter 'Strctal'l manned
by RAF pilots deliveries on
the other trips weie not identi
fied but probably, also were
British-manned, planes and
they arrived lust as the enemy
was attacking, the navy . relat
ed. The new British forces im
mediately engaged the enemy
planes which, being surprised
by the strength of resistance,
suffered "considerable losses.
Stcond Engagement.
. Thereupon tho British fight
ers landed hastily at a Malta
field, refueled and took to the
air again, the communique said,
to engage tho enemy a second
time within 30 minutes after
their arrival over the island
from the Wasp. .
"The expertly timed arrival
of reinforcement planes on the
Wasp was most fortunate for the
heroic defenders of the British
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Labor Shortage
Tackled on
Several Lines
Klamath's farm labor prob
lem will be tackled along several
lines, it was reported to 'the
board of directors of the cham
ber of commerce Wednesday by
Henry Scmon, chairman of the
chamber agricultural committee
and tha county farm labor com
mittee. Scmon said that the latter
group met at tho county agent's
office Wednesday with repre
sentatives of civic organizations
and others, and worked out a
program along the lines of that
adopted in Utah, where a similar
problem exists.
A committee will confer with
officials of tho War Relocation
authority to determine what can
bo done toward contracting 'tor
labor from the Japanese project
of tho WRA at Tulelake.
War board officials will be
asked about tho possibility of
giving Klamath service men' fair-
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Germans Weakening,
Russ Expert Says ,
KUIBYSHEV, July 1 (ff) '
Major General Nikolai Zhurva
lov, Russian military expert, de
clared today that Adolf Hitler's
present offensives show that the
Germans no longer are capable
ot tackling strategic operations
on a largo scale.
The general asserted that the
axis forces were worn out and
that Propaganda Minister Paul
Joseph Goebbcls was "trying to
save face by playing up Ineal
offensives as vast operations of
strategic Importance."
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. Klamath Buckaroo . Days President O; D. Matthtwi, right, and Director, Marshall Cornett
take part in the 12 o'clock "whiteout" of stamp and bond sale Wednesday' a they make pur
chases from pretty Virginia Cilhoun, hosiery clerk.'.'". , "; ' ;'-''
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Minister; Denies-:- Lack
Guns Tanks
. , In Libya .'.
" LONDON, July 1 (AP Brit
ain's war production minister
and his predecessor denied to
day that, lack of guns, tank;
and planes were responsible for
British military defeats in North
Africa- as Winston. Churchill's
critics launchPd their "no con
fidence" attack on his direction
of tho war.
Oliver -Lyttleton,-minister of
production, told the house of
commons that manufacture of
six-pounder guns and of tanks
and the supplying of American
made dive-bombers to British
forces in the field was pro
gressing steadily and added:
"Shortly we are . going to sur
pass the equipment of. the
enemy in several important
In the house of lords, Lord
Beaverbrook, former production
minister, said he did not think
there w a s - a n y shortage' of
equipment in Libya and he had
never heard it suggested that
there was any shortage of air
craft. ' He declared that the British
3.7 anti-aircraft gun with arm
or piercing projectiles is "a
better gun" ' than the . German
88-mlllimeter, , credited ; with . a
large s h are. of winning the
Libyan battle. , ,
. They s p o k e . in . reply to
charges by Churchill's -critics
that production was not provid
ing British forces with adequate
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Newell Nodo
Is First Baby
Born at Center
Newell Kazuo Noda is the
name of .the first baby born at
the war relocation authority's
Tulelake project for evacuees
of Japanese ancestry.
Little Newell, named after
the postoffice at the project,'
was born at 'the community
hospital on the project last
Sunday. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. George Noda. George
Noda Is a berry worker who
formerly lived at Florin, Calif.;
Dr. Mas Seto, Sacramento
evacuee, attended the mother.
.VALE, July 1 (A) Fred Rus
sell, . one of the first ranchers
to settle on the Vale irrigation
project 10 years ago, was fatally
gored by a bull', on. the Chad
wick ranch near Ontario. ' He
was one of two Oregon men to
din in similar mishaps t h I y
week, Raymond B. Lowe ot
Myrtle Point being the other.- ;
'Two Pair and Some Stamps!'
Retail Drive on ' :
War Savings Off
To Flying Start
July sales' of war savings
stamps and bonds got off to a
running start .Wednesday - with
retail merchants - of the, - city
staging a "whiteout" . at noon.
In a 15-minute period, the sales
organizations of all business
houses .devoted themselves en
tirely to stamp and bond sales.
Nick Long, chairman -of .the
general . committee,, estimated
that the day's sales In business
houses totaled $3000 in stamps
snd $1500 in bonds.. lie said no
definite figures- were . available,
but that all merchants reported
the "whiteout" a success., .
In July, patrons of. stores will
be asked to take their change
in stamps. - '
Ten airplanes from the muni
cipal airport flew over the city
just before noon under a plan
arranged by Louis Soukoup,
head of the Oregon ; Aircraft
service. They dropped '5(50(Ueaf
lets urging purchase , of , war
stamps and bonds. eff ;..
115 Czechs Get v , ":
Death Sentence at
Court Martial
. LONDON, July 1 (P) Courts
martial in Prague and: Bruenn
sentenced 113 persons to death
yesterday, the ; Vichy radio,
quoting reports from Budapest,
said today. . .
The sentences were given on
charges of having been in con
tact with enemy agents, for ap
proving the attack on. the late
gestapo leader, Reinhard Hey
drich, for failing to report to
the police or for Illegal posses
sion of arms, the French radio
said. . , . , . .
Included in the number were
two . "parachute agents who
came to the protectorate, In a
British plane to commit acts of
sabotage," the radio said, add
ing that "one of these agents
shot two German customs offi
cials with a revolver."
Women, as Well as Men,
Can Help Out Hay Crews
If you can't wield a pitchfork
how about cooking for the hay
crews? . ., ...... .,-
Women as well as men are
needed during the coming hay
ing season in Klamath county
and several Inquiries havo been
made at the US employment of
fice and tho county agricultural
agent's office by public spirited
women who are willing to go
into the fields in an effort to
save the 150,000-ton crop soon
to be harvested. '
Oddly enough 1 the Inquiries
have hppn made hy lynmn now
employed in offices who feel
that this might be a patriotic
converted Airliner
Carrying Army
WELCH; W. Vs., July 1 (P)
Eleven men were killed when a
converted airliner apparently
carrying army personnel lost a
wing and crashed into a hillside
in, the southern West Virginia
mountains today.
The plane caught fire imme
diately after ploughing through
a "victory garden" plot at Pre
mier three miles -from here and
before the bodies could be re
moved.- .
. State ; Troopers Earl -Yeager
and Tom Harrison said that ten
bodies1 had been removed from
the-charred hull and that most
of the victims were believed to
be army men.
- They, said the plane had borne
insignia of American Airlines. '
. The plane crashed in a garden
about a half mile from the min
ing village of Premier, three
miles from Welch..
- Eight bodies were first re
moved and then: two more.
, (Continued on Page Two)
Serruys, Gove,
Slated for Match
Race, on Sunday
A match race between Louis
Serruys and Jack Gove, well
known Main street business
men, is slated for Sunday's
show , at Klamath Buckaroo
Days rodeo it was learned here
late Wednesday. -,.;
Serruys, weighing ' in at 220
pounds, will ride an English
saddle, and Gove, who tips the
scales-at 1S5 pound3, will-ride
western. The three-eighths mile
race has caused considerable
Interest among supdrters of
the, two men, both of whom are
members of the Klamath
Mounted Reserve. ''
way to spend a Vacation. Both
women . volunteered for the
pitchfork brigade which will
march Into the hay fields soon
after July 4,
The hay harvest Is usually
ovor at this time, but the enily
cold spell has delayed the cutting
according to County Agent C. A.
Henderson. Better than 80,000
acres of hay are to bo harvested
in the Klamath basin this year,
t Women .may contact the em
ployment office and those who
feel that working in the fields
might be n bit too strenuous
may sign up for cooking for the
hay crews. , . , , .
German Offensive At
Gzhatsk Frustrated;
, Reds Report
- bulletin ' - ;
' BERLIN (From German
Broadcasts). Jnlv 1 VptTh
great Russian fortress and naval
base of Sevastopol in the Crimea
has fallen tn the Herman, anrl
Rumanian armies, Adolf Hitler's
nign , command announced tn.
night .
(The city had been under Im.
mediate attack by axis armies
totaling about 250,000 men for
27 days and the Russians defense
had taken a heaw toll nf tha
enemy In one of the staunches!
stands of history. -'
(Sevastopol actually was in
vested by Hitler's forces hut Nn.
vember 7 and therefore - hati
withstood almost eight months of
siege.)- '" " -' .'".
A special communique said:
' "Sevastopol has fallen.' Over
the bastion, city and harbor th
German and Rumanian war flags
are flying: Under the leadership
of Col.-Gen. von Mannsteln, Ge
man and Rumanian troops
bravely supported by the exceb
lent Col.-Gen, Baron. Freihert
von- Richthofen ' and his lufb
waffe, after a 23 days' hard fight :
have today: at iioon forced the
surrender-sof the most powerful
land - and sea fortress in- the
world. -.' 'i.-.jv -.V-',1 .,:
"Strong forts, fortification
hewn - in -rocks, ' subterranean
fortifications, complete pillboxes
as well as innumerable fortified
positions were cantured In e.
emplary cooperation of all arms.
me number of prisoners ta
ken and the amount of war' ma
terial seized cannot vet be sti.
mated." ..;
"The remnants of the beaten
soviet Sevastopol army have fled
to the Khersones peninsula;
-- -"Pressed closely together with
in the narrowest space,- it Is fac
ing destruction." ; - -
MOSCOW, July 1 (P) A Ger
man attempt to launch a new of
fensive near Gzhatsk,' advance
point 100 miles west of Moscow,
has been frustrated by powerful
Russian counter-attacks, the
army newspaper Red Star re
ported today. . . . : ;
The seventh German-infantry
regiment lost more than- 2300
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No Main Street . .
Parking During - 1
Parade, Order ,,' .
No parked cars on Main stret
between Fifth and Eleventh on
Saturday morning, July 4. -
This is the order of Chief bf
Police Frank Hamm and motor
ists are asked to observe the or
der to the fullest extent. -Thore
will be no parking from 7 a. m.
until after the big Fourth of July
parade, in order that pedestrians
witness the parade, to the best
advantage. . ' ' -,
i Cars parked on Main between
the. two delgnatett streets will
be hauled to the police station
where owners can "ball them
out," Hamm stated, '
Weather Record . ; ; I
Broken Tuesday v ; .j
Another, seasonal record was
broken Tuesduy when the ther
mometer reached a new high qf
B5 degrees, according to: reports
from the desk of the US weather
man. ' 1 ' ' : '. ' 'f
The mercury ranged ' higher
than at any time during 1841,
when maximum for the summer
months was recorded at 84 on
July 21.
Minimum temperature Tues
day was 58 degrees. ,,
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