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By FRANK JENKINS
fllERE isn't much In tho woy
of newt on the wires toduy (ut
least up to noon.) But PLENTY
is happening.
: Tho big events of the year 1042
re betilnnlnit to get under way
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WHAT Is happening In Egypt
(which, lor tho moment, It
the holiest tpot in the world) is
obscure.
The British have sprung tome
tort of flunking movement on
Rommel, The tcanty dispatches
available as this It written relate
that yesterday afternoon col
umn of their tanks and mobile
artillery swung around his right
wing and got Into hit rear
turning the tables on him for
the moment it least and gottlng
the sun In HIS eyes for a change,
Whether this was a major
movement, Involving the spring
lng of trap on the crafty nail
general, or merely temporary
aurprise can t yei p cermmea
DOME and Berlin Rome eipec-
. tally apeak of axis gains in
the battle of Egypt, but not very
convincingly. Both Roma and
Berlin admit that British rein'
iorcemonts are arriving.
' Arrival of axla reinforcements
Is Indicated by news that fresh
Italian division has entered the
fighting.
; Getting In reinforcements Is
the big Job on both sides.
A CAIRO dispatch tays:
" "Throughout the battle our
light bombers, fighter bombers
and fighters wcro employed In
Increasing numbers and heavily
attacked enemy concentrations
southwest of El Alamein.
That seems to lndlcoto that
control of tho air it still held
by our tldo. Another Indlca
tion of the tamo thing It that the
Germans haven't yet Inunchcd
their expected air Invasion from
Creto. .
, Parnchuto and glider attacks
are strictly unsnfo as long as the
other follow holds control of tho
air. '
.,
"A BOUT all that can be sold of
" Russia at this moment Is
that great battles are under way
thcro. The Gormans aro strik
ing on a greatly extended front,
Tho Russians aro fighting back,
Tho 'Germans claim to havo
broken through on a front nearly
200 miles wide.
-This, If true, would bo EX
TREMELY Important,
ki Thcro Is nothing In the Rut-
('linn dispatches to Indicate that
it is true.
'T'HE Germans cialm flatly to
A havo taken Sevastopol, Tho
Russians ' Insist thnt stubborn
fighting Is still going on thcro.
t One suspects that both are
fight.'.
Tho Germans have probably
taken' so much of the city that
tuklng ALL of It is only a ques
tion of time, but tho stubborn
Russian garrison Is doubtless con
tasting every Inch and will con
tinue to do so until uttorly over
whelmed.! '.
NJOTE the complete sllenco as
to Japan on the news fronts
today, It la Interesting. It
MAY bo significant,
Mltlor is doubtless moving
heaven and earth, to Induce tho
llttlo yellow mon to hit tho Rus
sians In the bock while he Is hltr
ting them with ovcrythihg ho has
111 the I mid. There have been
I persistent reports of largo-scalo
Jap concentrations along the
Siberian border.
Tha general belief Is that the
little yellow men have no in
tention whatever of BACKING
A LOSER and so are waiting to
: (Continued on Page Two)
BATTLE RAGES
EAST JTKURSK
Reds Say Street Fight
' . ing Continuing at
Sevastopol
By HENRY C. CASSIDY
MOSCOW, July 3 OP) The
greatest tank battle of the cur
rent German , offensive, . with
hundreds of machines engaged
on both sides, Is . In progress
east of Kursk while to tho south
nazl shock troops are attempt
ing to outflank and separate
the Russian central , and south
ern armies, soviet military dis
patches reported today.
The b a 1 1 1 e on the Kursk
front began Wednetdoy" morn
ing with an attack by about 200
German tanks, the dispatches
said, " .. J-.,;- '';.:, : v -::v.:
These,. We're hurledL back, and
than the real mass engagement
began at noon that day.-
The Germans have suffered
tremendous losses, and, In the
thick of bottlo the red army has
managed to Increase the forti
fications of Its already-strong
positions, said Red Star, the
army newspaper.
" ., Nw Thrusts
. To the touth, the" now Ger
man thrusts were in' the. Bel
gorod end Volchansk sectors,
80 and 35 miles north and
northeast of Kharkov. '.
At these points, roughly mid
way In the battle lino from
Kursk to Kupyansk, the Ger
mans were admitted to hold
numerical superiority, Before
VolchonskXlho Germans were
acknowledged to havo broken
through temporarily at some
points with small groups of
tanks.
Red Star said they had made
no real gains, howovcr, - being
.exterminated or driven back to
their previous positions.
A Russian communique at
noon declared that at the Cri
mean city of Sevastopol, wh,lch
(Continued on Pago Two)
Charges Filed
Against Saboteurs '
WASHINGTON, July 3 (Pi-
Four formal charges, including
violation of tho low of war. two
articles of war, and conspiracy,
wcro ficd today against eight
alleged nazl saboteurs arrested
nf tor they had landed from Ger
man submarines. v 1
Tho defendants, who face a
posslblo deuth sentence, will bo
tried beforo a military commis
sion in Washington, next week.
Forest Service
Remain Open
U. S. Forest sorvlce areas In
southern Oregon will be open as
usual over tho Fourth of July
weekend. Forester John Sarg
Inson said today. His statement
scotched rumors that many
areas will be closed to fishing
and. picnicking uso over the
holiday, -
However, campfiret in Ore
gon forcsla aro forbidden after
dark except where air raid
warnings are available, accord
ing to tho western defense com
mand.. v -' .'
Sarglnson said that tho only
permit necessary Is a fire per
mit where campers plan to kin
etic camp blazes in other than
designated grounds. No permit
is necessary in aeswnated areas.
ho said, The procedure la the
same as that followed In other
years.
Treasury Seeks
Enforcement of
Auto Tax Stamps
WASHINGTON, July 3 W
Indications that largo numbers
of automobile owners were stay
ing away from the $5 federal
use tax stamp window sent top
treasury officials into a huddle
toduy over various proposed
methods of enforcing the levy.
The first auto stickers, which
have been required since Feb. 1,
expired Tuesday night, but scat
tered reports Indicate ' "excep
tionally poor" sales of the new
stamps covering tho fiscal year
starting July 1. On a proport
ionate basis; the first stickers
cost 52.09. '',','",
Technically, persons who do
not show the stamps on their
windshields are liable to a fine
of $23 or a Jail term of 30 days.
Actually, the treasury has no
adequate funds to police the
millions of cars. A few arrests
were made because of failure
to exhibit tho first sticker, but
tho treasury has no reports of
anyono going to Jail for tho of
fense. A stab at rigid enforcement
in tho east was made recently
when tho treasury got the of
f Ice of price administration to
require motorists to report the
scrlul numbers of. their tax
stamps beforo obtaining gasoline
ration books.
But this plan is deemed by
tome officials to be Inadequate
become many car owners are
apt to invent a number.
T
Unofficial Total of
.Ship Losses Now
Up to 333
By The Associated Prats
The sinking of another United
Notions vessel this timo taking
the lives of 33 of Its 47-man crew
disclosed today by tho navy,
raising to 333 the unofficial As
sociated Press tabulation of
sinkings In tho western Atlantic.
Tho 14 survivors of the tor
pedoing of a medium sized Brit
ish cargo ship sold 33 cither
burned to death In their bunks
or lost their lives , when two
lifeboats ' were destroyed by
fire, Tho survivors .who got
clear in another lifeboat said a
submarine fired tho ship with
two torpedoes In the gulf of
Mexico Jest Monday. .
Meanwhile, tho navy an
nounced that British and Can
adian warships had Joined with
U, S, vessels in an intensified
campaign against submarine de
predations in American waters.
"Tho vessels havo been oper
ating both .on escort duty and
. (Continued on Page Two) .
Areas to
Over Fourth
Only chango In 11)42 regula
tions requires that campers se
cure their flro permits at guard
stations near whero they plan
to camp Instcnd of at the cham
ber of commerce. Tho chamber
has not been authorized to is
sue passes.
. Permits may bo obtained at
tho Pelican Guard station, Lake
o' '. tho Woods Ranger station,
Seven-mile Guard station, and
at an emergency station a t
Cherry creek on the west Klam
ath Loko road.' -
(An Associated Press dispatch
from Portland . late tills after
noon quoted Regional Forester
S. B. Snow as saying that camp
fires In, Oregon forests are for
bidden after' dark except where
air raid warnings are available.
' (Snow's declaration was based
. (Continued on Pago Two)
Parade, Rodeo, Modoc
Field Ceremonies
. On Program
VICTORY CELEBRATION
PROGRAM
, ' ' '. . Friday . . ,
victory dance, crowning of
queen, 9 p. m. armory.
' Saturday
., Fourth of, July parade, 10
a. m. -
Rodeo, fairgrounds, 1:30
p. m. '"
Victory dance, 9 p. m. ar
mory. . Sunday
Rodeo, , fairgrounds, 1:30
p. m.
. Victory celebration , terv.
ices. Modoc field. 7 in A n m
Klamatb ywas .in;,,a . holiday
mooa toaay lor we. start of a
two-day celebration of the
Fourth of July weekend. .
' Amateur cowhands,, on whose
brawny shoulders rests the duty
of putting on a first, class per
formance at annual , Klamath
uuckaroo Days, were coming in
to town from the four counties
around these nartff. renrlv in rtnv
entrance fees In the big show
wnich gets underway at the fair
grounds arena at . 1:30 o'clock to
morrow.
First event In thn bfir'virtnrv
celebration Is the dance and
crowning of the Victory girl at
thoarmory Friday night. The
dance will start at f) n'cWIr fhn
crowning slated for 11 p. m.
((.onunucd on Page Two)
Baseball
National Liague
Brooklyn 8 13 0
Philadelphia-....: 1 ' 5 0
- Wyatt and Owen; Hoerst, Na
hem (5), Beck (6), Podgajny (7),
Hushes (0). Johnson (BV inH
Livingston, Warren (8).
Hot Weather Brings
Record Pumping .
The hot weather broueht a
record mimnlnir nf wnfar fat- lha
Klamath Falls domestic system.
H. P. Bosworth, Copco mana
ger, said that 8,609,250 gallons
Were pumped, exceeding tho fig
ure for any previous day. The
Previous hlch wax .Tnlv 14 1041
when tho pumping volume hit 5,-
ou,nou gallons. ,
UMPQUA FOREST FIRE
ROSEBURG, July 3 VP) The
first forest flro of the season
on tho Umpqua national forest
burned over about two acres In
the Tlllcr-Trall summit area In
the south Umpqua district late
Thursday, V. V. Hnrpham,
supervisor, reported today. The
flro started from sparks from
tho Johnson mill, Harpham
stated, and burned through ' a
slashing area without causing
serious damage. Portable pump
ers from the Tiller ranger sta
tion and from tho mill aided
mill and forest service crews
In quickly bringing the blaze
under control.
. No Parking
Motorists are asked to ob
serve Chief of Police Frank
Hamm's request to keep all
cars off of Main street Satur
day from 7 a. m. until after
the' Victory parade passes.
Cars left parked in this sec
tion will bo towed to the sta
tion, the chief said. ' '
pawls
KLAMATH SET
VICTORY
Another Way of
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. One way of getting more rubber is to iuh for it. In Seattle
a big dredge now exploret the bottom of Lake Union, and conies
up with plenty. The scrap rubber committees sayt tbere ere 30
tons of rubber on .the Jake' bottom.
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BRENDLUnEBGDES
THIRD
Thirteen RAF , Planes
; Fail teC Return
"; From Raid,.: v
, LONDON, July ;8 (AP The
air ministry- announced, today
that Bremen, German, port at
tacked . for , three times in a
week, was blasted overnight
again by- a . powerful ; iorce of
RAF bombers. - . .
Thirteen raiders failed to re
turn. . j.-,' I .: ..;, :
"The weather . was good and
many fires were left burning.
the air, ministry said.- '. "One
enemy -night fighter was de
stroyed." : . . .
Scores of Canadian, . pilots
joined the British bombardiers
in the attack on Bremen and
said It was the "most satisfy,
ing" of recent raids.
Fires were burning so fierce
ly when they reached the target
that "it was like aiming at a
patchwork quilt," they said.
Canadian gunners were . re
ported to have shot down at
least one of the German night
fighters whose numbers were
said to have been higher than
during 'any previous raids.
Nazi air fields . in Belgium
and the Netherlands were singl
ed out . as the targets of other
raids and coastal command Hud
son bombers attacked German
shipping off the . Dutch coast,
It was announced. ''.."'
The thrust at Bremen was
the third following ud a mass
attack by more than 1000 planes
upon its docks, warehouses, fac
tories, railways and other tar
gets tho night of June 26, which
followed similar four-figure
raids against ' Cologne and
Essen. , 7. ", '"
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Full Day's Program
Planned on Fourth
At Japanese Center
A full day's program In cele
bration of the Fourth of July is
scheduled Saturday at the Japa
nese re-settlement center at Tule
lake. Flag raising, and singing of
the national anthem will start
tho day; followed by a morning
sports program. - In the after
noon, there will1 be' athletic
events, Including -wrestling and
Softball. ' Later, there will be a
children's field day program.
' In the evening, Project Direc
tor E. L. Shirret will speak, fol
lowed by. a variety, show and a
dance for young people. .. v
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Buckoroo Days - -Queen
to Be -.
Crowned Tonight
' One of the seven pretty candi
dates for the title of Victory girl
will be crowned at 11 o'clock to
night at the Victory, dance in
the Klamath Falls armory, and
Mayor John H. Houston will be
the master .of ceremonies..'
. The winner has been . chosen
by secret ballot cast by members
of the Junior chamber, of com-'
roerce, and not until a few min
utes before the Victory girl, is
chosen, will her name be known.
Junior chamber of commerce
members, with Ed Bell and Chet
Smith, announced Friday that
final arrangements .. had been
made -for both dances. Specta
tors as well as dancers are in
vited to the big party tonight.
Contestants are -. Virginia
Hooper of Tulelake, Betty Ann
Chatburn of Merrill,- Dale and
Gale Motley, Virginia Howard,
Roberta Tucker . and . Barbara
Palmer, all of Klamath Falls.
FDR Signs Vast
Army Supply Bill
' WASHINGTON, July 3 ()
President Roosevelt has signed
into law a vast $42,820,000,000
appropriation bill for the war de
partment, containing funds for
thousands of new planes, tanks
and guns and money to equip
an army of 4,500,000 men by
next July 1. .
The president also gave his ap
proval to five other supply bills:
interior department, $178,099,
712; state, Justice and commerce
departments $426,281,885; labor-
federal security, $1,071,674,318;
deficiency items, $53,721,999;
and WPA, $282,584,000.
Induction of 1
Begin August
WASHINGTON; July 3 W
The army announced Intention
today of starting the induction
of regular quotas of men placed
In the deferred 1-B selective ser
vice class because of minor phy
sical defects.
Beginning August 1, men with
only one eye or complete deaf
ness In one ear, among others,
will be Inducted for limited mili
tary service, provided they other
wise meet requirements..
They will be assigned to duty
wlUt corps area service com
mands and the war department
overhead organization, and
thereby release an almost equal
number of fully . qualified sol.
dlers for service with task forces.
Induction, - under the new
standards, "will be limited to
those with minor physical de-
Night Bombing
Hits Japs in
South Pacific
ALLIED HEADQUARTERS,
Australia, July 3 (tP) A double
night bombing of Japanese-held
Dili, in Portuguese Timor, con
centrated on enemy-occupied
buildings, - the wireless station
and the airdrome, was announc
ed by General MacArthur's head
quarters today.
Two buildings received direct
hits and several fires were
started,, the war bulletin said.
General MacArthur's ; commun
ique yesterday also had an
nounced aa attack on Dili, which
lies 500 miles across the Timor
sea from Darwin.
Today's war bulletin revised
upward the number of enemy
casualties Inflicted by the com
mando; raid last weekend on
Salamaua, New Guinea, but gave
no -new figure. The first esti
mate was that the allied land
raiders inflicted some 60 casual
ties - at ' the cost ' of two men
wounded. ; '
BRITISH CRUiSER
4 English Destroyers
Polish;Ship Also (
c Downed. .
LONDQNr Jtffy 3 (P) ".The
British tight cruiser ' Hermlone,
four' British destroyers and one
Polish destroyer ' were lost ' in
the .recent , effort to reinforce
Malta and the British forces in
Libya before they were pushed
back , into Egypt,' it" was an
nounced officially today..,;
'. The loss of the ships was an
nounced in commons on June
23 "by. Clement R. Attlee,- do
minions secretary and deputy
prime minister, but he did not
then, identify them'. , '.
' Besides the 5450-ton ' Her
mione, the destroyers were the
British Bedouin, Hasty,, Grove,
Airdale and the ' Polish KuJa
wiak... . - - . - -
All were' comparatively new
and many were completed since
the war . began. , -.
The Hermione, completed in
1939, was one of nine cruisers
of' the -Dido class -and carried
10"5.25-inch guns. "" " '"'." :
The destroyer Hasty,! -1340
tons, was finished in 1939 and
the Grove and Airdale, tonnage
undisclosed, were completed in
1940. -
. (Jane's fighting ships does
not list the Bedouin, which pre
sumably was only recently
completed, and gives ho details
of the Polish destroyer Kuja
wiak). ,; -- ' - '.'.- '
-Against the British losses an
Italian . 8-lnch cruiser, two de
stroyers and a submarine were
sunk and a battleship one of
the few Mussolini has left-
was torpedoed. -j
:In this twin-convoy battle,
fought mostly from the air, the
axis lost 65 planes and the
British 30.
- S Men io
li Army Says
fects who are able to bring to
the army a useful vocation which
was followed In civil life," the
war department said.
Men found upon reexamina
tion to be qualified for full mili
tary service will be inducted as
1-A registrants. . '
Among those now classified
as 1-B who would be eligible un
der the new ruling for limited
service status are men: whose
weight and chest circumference
do not meet 1-A standards but
do not fall in class 4; who have
minimum 20-40 sight in. one or
both eyes if correctible with
glasses to 20-40 in either eye;
whose hearing in one or both
ears is not less than 5-20, with
complete deafness In one ear
permitted If hearing in the other
.. (Continued nn Page Two)
AXIS FORCES
DRIVEN BACK
AT ELALAMEIN
English : Resume Bot
tleneck Battle After
Counter-Strike
By EDWARD KENNEDY '
CAIRO. Julv n tP Tha haW.
of Egypt was rejoined with un
relenting fury, today west of El
Alamein in the bottleneck of the
coastal aDDroach to th Nil vol.
ley, with the resurgent British
eignth army striving to exploit
Its first successful counter-strike
since the axis invasion started.-.
Following their repulse in the
El Alamein area yesterday tba
axis forces fell back to position!
some three or four mile to tha
west to regroup.
' The German and Italian forces
under "Rommel the Fox" were
forced to retreat last evening sif
ter a general assault on El Alamein,-
less than 70 failles -short
of their -main goal, Alexandria,
was crushed. . . ;
The battle " seemed to hav
been constricted to the northern
sector, in thA lmrr.tnia vjf ?it .
of El.AIameinr,and there werf
ments on the edge of the Quat,
tars, depression. , 1 i
- - .Strike it Flank
Yesterday the British, now be
ing : considerably ...v reinforced,
Struek.at thf flnnlr nf fh
drive on El Alamein, 'and with
nightfall the RAF, buttressed by
the South African air force and
the United States armv air fnrra
struck- out anew at the enemy's
immediate- rear- as well as vital
ports for supplies anc reinforcements.-'.
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American n1np. mannm4 hv
American crews, took part In one
of the heaviest bombardments
of Tobruk, Libyan port . ' " ' .
It was the first reverse met by
Field Marshall Erwin Rommel's
German-Italian army since it
surfferi arrn tha TCfrvntiam Knr.
der following the capture of To
bruk,, June 21. ' ' :
: British hearlnuartpr aM inm
enemy had suffered sharp, losses .
and declared that imperial, de
fense positions at El Alamein,
some 65 miles from Alexandria,
were holding firm. . 4- . . . -
"Our mobile and armored
forces counter-attacked the en-
(Continued on .Page Two) . .-
Psychological - -Bombing
Attack '
Boomerangs 1
MEMPHIS, Terin., July S UP)
A psychological propaganda
bombing attack, backfired today
on police and newspapers, giving
them a busy day. - -
h A lagging scrap rubber- drive
was the cause. Turning - to
psychology for aid, drive of
ficials hit on a plan of dropping
swastika bedecked leaflets from
planes, urging Mcmphians - to
keep their rubber "and help
hasten the day when the- new
order - comes to the -. United
States."- The leaflets were
"signed" by Hitler, Mussolini
and Emperor Hirohito. : 4
As the first handful of pam
phlets fluttered to earth, switch
boards at the police station and .
newspaper offices were flooded
with calls.. ' ; . ...
"Send a policeman quick,"
many a voice shouted: "Nazi
propaganda Is falling all over
our neighborhood." j
GERMANS RAID ENGLAND .
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LONDON, July 3 (P) For the
first time in nearly six months
German air raiders were over
an area - in northwest England
tonight. : , , ' r -v
! News Index
City Br!eT Pag '31
Church News ........Pago 5
Comics and Story Page S
Courthouse Records ...Page 2
Editorials ......Page 4
Information Page 8
Market, Financial .....Page 7
Pattern ....-......,.Page 8
Sports , .:..Pig 9