Herald and news. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1942-current, August 04, 1942, Page 1, Image 1

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On Bmlnute blast on ilrans nd whlitlti
li th signal lor blackout In Klamath
Fall. Anothtr long blast, during black
out, li a ilgnal lor all-olaar. In precau
tionary ptrlodi, wotch your street lights.
Auguit 3 High 88, Low 49
Praelpltatlon aa of July 28, 1840
Last year '.13.9S
Normal ; ..12.07
Straam year to data ......13.17
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a MOT'1' "'I Russian dispatch
W 1,1 todny:
"Thoro In still no Indication
Hint tha soviet tninsCminmliin
army hag uono into action and It
scorns llkoly that Torco In being
strtnct In Iho ruKKd mountains
hat guard thu upprouch to the
rich Baku-Dnlum oil Hotels irom
the norlh."
-TTSKIA'R hUtnrlc hntllo nlan
" based on her vn.it spaces, Is
to "draw 'era out win, wear
'em down weok, thon HIT 'KM
fihe used It aKalnst Hitler Inst
summer. She used It against
Napoleon. Sho used-It against
Ganghls Khnn and his Mongols
centuries ago. '
OSho Is using It again: Wheth
er or not It will work this time
ri.tnnnrU nnnn (hi number nnd
suTvai ilia is nommi acK.
ABOUT tho only way to find
nut l tn wnlt nnd see.
History doesn't alwuys repeat
THE world Is obviously waiting
to see what Russln can do If
and when she begins to hit back
The Egyptian front Is quiet.
Thn nlllf-a (Rrltinn and U. S.)
are talking second fronts to aid
the Russians, but haven I started
Tho J a pa aro massing troops
on tho Siberian border and inch
ing' forward toward Australia
and (probably) Alaska.
RUT only In Russia Is there
Q fighting on a major scale,
v Everybody elso Is waiting to see
what the Russians will bo able
to do.
TJERE Is an interesting slant on
tha second front:
Mussolini, speaking on tho
ITALIAN slclo of tho Yugoslav
Italian border, soya truculently:
"The law In ITALY will bo
applied In UNRELENTING man
ner against thoso who nourish
idle dreams on THIS or that side
of tho border. Thero will NOT
bo a second front HERE any
moro than clscwhcro In tha
T ET'S try reading between tho
Mussolini Is saying to his Ital
ians, who hnto Germany and aro
sick of tho war: "Just try starting
something HERE AT HOME and
ft I'll seo to It (with tho help of
w Hitler) that you wish you hadn't.
The interesting part is that
II Duco finds it necessary to
apeak thus to tho people of Italy,
CIMON LAKE, ono of tho In
" ventors of the submarine,
thinks tho Germans are using
huge UNDER-WATER freighters
to supply their submarines op
erating on this slclo of tho At
lantic. That, at least, would answer
this question that has been puz
zling us:' "Where are tho sup
plies' (fuel and torpedoes) for
theso submarine packs coming
Thero has been much suspicion
of bases on this side,
r AKE proposes to a congresslon
" al committee that we build a
fleet of undersea freighters to
jet away from submarine raids
on our supply linos.
Monty Kaiser nnd others aro
rtproPoshig fleets of cargo-carry-Tlng
alrplnnes to accomplish tho
lame purpose with greater
All of which reflects tho grow
ing ballot that surface ships aro
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Allied Planes Strike
Nippon Forces in
Many Sectors
By Tho Associated Press
Japanese sea-borno rein
forcements wore reported mov
ing down tho coast of Now
Guinea today, bolstering a land
threat to tha United Nations
outpost at Port Moresby, while
elsewhere In the for Pacific the
atro allied filers hammered the
enemy in many sectors. !. ;' ,'
Advices to Gen. Douglas; Mao
Arthur's hcadqunrten -In 'Aus
tralia said enemy . shipa-, wart
en roil to lo tha Papuan jienhr;
stihi, presumably to jlrengtfien
Japnneso forces which, ' landed
July 22 In the Gona-Buria area
across tho 120-mlle-wldo penin
sula from Port Moresby.
Allied headquarters said the
situation was still upqhahgecj t
Kokodii, halfway across the
peninsula, tho In rtho.it point, pf
ilia, Japnneso advance, toward
Port Moresby. United Nations
planet strafed Japnneso. troops
and positions in tha sector. yes
terday, starting numerous flros.
Cargo Ship Hit''
Other allied planes raided
the Lac-Salamaun ! area, ISO
miles north of Buna, and hit
a Jnpancso cargo ship . which
was beached In flnmes.
On tho China war. front,
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Lightning Storm
Like Air Raid on
HOOD RIVER, Ore., Aug. 4
(P) Lightning, striking . last
night during the mid-Columbia
nren's most severe electrical
storm, shnttered two homes, rip
ped open a city water main and
interrupted power service.
Homes of Russell Vaughn and
Al Rocbel wore badly dnmnged
by a bolt which struck their
radio antennae. The same bolt
hit a water main, loosing a flood
that washed out a 10-foot hole
In a paved street.
Intensity of the storm was so
great that theater-goers believed
an air raid was in progress but
their fears wero allayed by the
management before they were
permitted to leavo tho building,
Lightning started several small
forest fires In the area but all
wero controlled quickly.
F. R. to Finish
Trial Study Soon
President Roosevelt said today
he expected to complcta within
two or throo days his review of
tho cvldonco and findings of the
military commission which tried
olght alleged nnzl saboteurs.
Rachael Ball, Klamath Indian
Girl, Killed
SALEM, Aug. 4 (P) Rnchocl
Boll, 18, Klamath Indian who
was ono of seven girls who es
caped last night from tho slate
Illllcrest Industrial School for
Girls, was killed today when she
Jumped' from an automobile
driven by Martin Berg, engineer
al tho school, who had' recap
tured her, Roy Mills, secretary of
tho stato board of control, said.
Mills said that Beg found tho
girl and Dorothy Mostert, 18,
Portland, behind tho nearby
Falrvlow homo ior feeble-minded
porsons early today. Berg
captured both of thorn, and put
thorn Into his car to tako thorn
back to tho school. After they
Circus Animals Die
In Wild Tent Fire
CLEVELAND, Aug. 4 (AP) A swiftly spreading fire
rnzed tho Hinaling Brothers
luring scores of animals in
nnd bringing death to at
elcphnnt. lions, giraffes, camels and tigers.
Tho entire tent went
lakefront, where the circus
but somo of tho animals among them tho gorillas Gar
antua and Toto wero removed to safety.
Remodeled Structure
Redcly; for Complete :
' ''ryQctupatidn .' v'-
.Complete, occupation of the
newly ir.e'.nvo doled Memorial
building -flanking tha Klamath
county courtbouso was near io
day as workmen put the finish
ing touches on American Legion
quart)r qrt the second fjqor-;- of
Already moved id and in oner
atlon Is tha Klamath' county Pub:
lie Woliaro commission, situated
In ground floor apaca to tho left
of tha main entrance, and the
County school office, across the
hall and on the Klamath avenue
aide.' '
' County. Court Judgo U. E.
Roeder said today that a number
of museum pieces had been trans
ported to County Museum quar
ters and that completion waited
only showcases and final setting
up. .i- - '.
' Justica Court to Mova
Upstairs, where tho Klamath
American Legion post will occu
py tho entire second floor, paint
ers and plumbers were touching
up the main assembly room. Le
gion and auxiliary rooms and a
bar wore finished.
. Judge Reedcr said it was plan
ned to- move the Justice court
from tho present office in the
(Continued on Pago Two)
Lindy Appears as .
Witness in Pelley
Sedition Trial
Charles A. Lindbergh made a
brief appearance as a defense
witness today in the sedition
trial of William Dudley Pelloy,
testifying that he had made no
effort to learn of the public's
attitude toward the war since
tho United States entered the
conflict. '
"I have devoted my time and
energy ' to doing what I can to
help with the war effort," the
noted aviator replied when
Floyd G. Christian, defense at
torney, asked what he had ob
served as to any change in public
opinion about this nation's par
ticipation in tho war,
"I have made no effort to
learn of any change In the pub
lic s attitudo since the United
States went to war," '
in Escape Try
had driven n short distance, the
Ball girl Jumped out of the car
In another break for freedom.
Coroner L. E. Barrlck said her
head hit the pavement, and that
she was taken to the Fnlrvlcw
Home Infirmary, where sho died
of a fractured skull.
' The seven girls escaped at 8:30
p. m. last night. They wero sent
to their rooms at that hour, going
upstairs, ' but they came down
another stairway and walked out
the front door.
The five girls who ,have not
been apprehended yet are: Jose
phine Volkman, 17, Grants Pass:
DotIs , Wagner, lfi,, Lebanon;
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mcniiireiie tent today, tor-
thn "prontest show on earth"
least 35 beasts, including an
up in flames on Cleveland's
was staging a four-day stand,
Cries and bellows echoed in
the smoke as the flames, fed by
straw and sawdust, swept Ring'
ling Brothers' famous collection
of animals gathered from all over
the earth many of them irre-
placcablo now because of war
Baaits TerrllUd
Terrified beasts were roasted
alive In their cages. Others,'
horribly burned, plaintively
waited for. keepers, policemen
and coast guardsman to end their
misery with sub-machine guns
and rifles.
John Ringling North said the
Montcgary loss could not be
computed until an Inventory was
completed but it unquestion
ably ran Into tens of thousands
of dollars. -;''.
The fire started atop one of
the animal cages, eyewitnesses
While a crowd of 6000. looked
.on,lteprnta, brokeaooso. lror;t
rrinntin.md P0 Tn , 1:ou1d -b deducted Just as char-
AFL, CIO Heads O.K.
Parleys Seeking .
"Orgonic Unity"
CHICAGO, Aug. 4 W) Wil
liam Green and Philip Murray
agreed today to arrange negotiat
ing parleys looking toward peace
and merger between the rival
American Federation of Labor
and the Congress of Industrial
Organizations, split since 1935.
Murray, the CIO president, in
a letter to Green, the AFL head,
Sunday proposed establishment
of "organic unity" between the
labor groups.
Today, while both were In
Chicago, Green not only agreed
to negotiations but said in a
statement it was his understand
ing that "organic unity means
tho merging of the two organiza
(Continued on Pago Two)
State Liquor Body
Reports Biggest
Year In History
SALEM, Aug. 4 P) The state
liquor control commission re
ported today It had Its biggest
year In history during the year
ended Juno 30, its total liquor
sales being $13,924,844 compared
With $10,390,657 during the year
ended Juno 30, 1941.
Most of the gain was made In
tho stnto stores located In cities,
rural agencies showing no in
crease. ....
The commission's profit for
tho year was $5,143,174, com
pared with $3,902,842 ' in the
preceding fiscal year.
Sales of liquor permits Were
up from $110,408 to $138,280.
Former Klamath
Woman Saves Tot
SPOKANE, Aug. 4 (A3) Mrs.
C. .B. Word, 22, formerly' of
Klamath Falls, Ore., rescued her
year-old son from their blazing
homo today after the child's hair
and eyebrows were singed by the
roaring flames. -
Mrs. Word, whose husband
had left for work on a war pro
ject, said sho did. not know how
the fire started. ' She said she
snatched up tho sleeping Infant
as the flames licked up around
his bed.
Solons Endorse Plan
Offered, by Under
writer Chief
A; proposal to permit Individ
uals to deduct a fixed percent
age of their taxable income to
meet life insurance premiums,
pay on old debts and buy gov.
ernment bonds was endorsed as
"sensibly sound" today by
Chairman George CD-Ga.) of the
senate finance-committee. :
' George made this observe
Hon after Johri.Witherspoon of
Nashville, Tenn., .president" of
the National Association of Life
underwriters, testified that un
less some such tax credit was
allowed lt'v would become "vir
tually impossible for many
persons to keep their life in
surance policies in force. .
. ObJactWs O. K. .
. Witherspoon's suggestion for
ity donations now are subtract
ed from the . taxable Income,
also was applauded by Senator
Vandenberg (R-Mich.), who told
the . witness:
"I completely agree with the
objective. 1
Senator Taft (R-Ohio) sug
gested that if such a provision
were written into the' new' rev
enue bill, arrangements ought
to be made to give a similar
credit to individuals who were
not in debt . and who did not
happen 'to be paying on life in
surance. ...
This might be accomplished,
Taft said, by a post-war tax re
bate for such individuals.
. Senator Biley (D-N.C.) ob
jected that a life Insurance pre
mium credit would discrimi
nate against the man who had
invested in real estate, but Taft
said it was his understanding
that the payments on a mort
gage would . be deductible as
money that was going to liqui
date a debt.
The Ohio senator suggested
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Engineer Killed
In Rail Smashup
DUNSMUIR, Calif., Aug. 4
W) Frank Brown, .Southern
Pacific engineer, was killed
when four locomotives collided
yesterday on the Southern Pa
cific's California-Oregon main
line at a siding nine miles north
of Dunsmuir. Brown lived at
The accident, which halted
traffic for several hours, occur
red when three helper engines
came down a grade and struck a
fourth locomotive moving out
of a siding. Two engines were
derailed. ..
R. H. E.
Philadelphia 6 9 1
Boston 4 4 0
Marchildon and Swift: C. Wag
ner, Ryba (8), and Conroy, Pea
cock (8).
R. H. E.
St. Louis 3.5 1
Cincinnati 4 9 0
Krlst, Gumbert (3), Dickson
(7), and W. Cooper; Vandermeer,
Bcggs (7), and West.
R. H. E.
Chicago 17 0
Pittsburgh 2 110
Blthorn and McCullough;
Klinger and Lopez.
R. H. E.
Boston ....;........ 2 7 2
Philadelphia 4 5 1
Tobln and Mast; Johnson and
Bragan, .
Led Drive Against White Race
Hera ara two gents tha U. S. can get along without At tha
right is Mimo D. Guiman, 49-yaar-old Filipino, who spent years
exhorting members of tha "dark-skinned" races to unit against
tha United Statoi.'He has been arrested by tha FBI in New York.
His activities were linked to Japan's Black Dragon society
through Major Takahashi, left, of tha Japanese army. Guzman
is being held on draft evasion charges. Takahashi was nailed by
Detroit Immigration officials in 1939 for illegal entry into this
country and was found with quantities of "anti-white" literature.
Council Takes
Over Control of
Band Finances
The Klamath Municipal Band
committee was dissolved last
ight by action of the city coun
cil and approximately $2000 in
built-up band funds placed under
the jurisdiction ,of the council's
finance committee. , .
Mayor John Houston said to
day that it was planned to make
the band operative only in the
summer time until the funds ran
out and . attempt to secure the
services of the high school band
for winter functions.
The municipal band levy was
shifted to police purposes at the
May primaries, leaving the city
with' a band only so long as the
$2000 and sufficient manpower
holds, out. Mayor Houston said
it was becoming increasingly dif
ficult to find talent. .
The post of band manager.
held by Chet Smith who recently
moved to Portland, was consoli
dated with that of band director,
held by Charles Stanfield.
Aileen. Pearson's
Death Declared
To Be Accident
LEWISTON. Idnhn Ano i
(IF) An accidental fall into the
elevator shaft at n hnllriinc in
downtown Lewiston sometime
Friday or Saturday, was blamed
by a coroner's jury late last
nieht for the death nf Ailoor,
Pearson, 18, Chiloquin, Ore.,
girl. ,
Miss Pearson hnHv
found at the foot nf thn shaft
Saturday. She was a Business
College student sent here from
ine iuamath Indian reservation.
state forest natrnl sntrt vo,top.
day that a fire that burned over
ao acres in the Cascade Gorge
near Prospect and destroyed a
house and a barn had been controlled.
Civil Disobedience Scheme
Brings India Crisis Near
. Wide World War Analyst
As things now stand the com
ing weekend will see untold
millions of Indian nationalists
committed, to an effort to exact
independence from Britain
through one of those ' terribly
explosive civil disobedience
campaigns which heretofore
have resulted In bloodshed and
In : the present instance may
easily develop Into one of the
major crises of the world war.
Pandit Nehru, who next to
Mohandas Gandhi is the most
powerful nationalist leader tn
India, declared today that the
projected movement would be
ratified by the all-India con
gress which meets In Calcutta
Friday, and that the campaign
Views Disagree as ; to
Success " of Subs '
By The Associated Presa ;
Four more recent ship sink
ings were announced by the
navy yesterday amid conflicting
declarations from two quarters
on the continued success of axis
submarines in the western At
lantic. . ' - .
As the Associated Press tabu
lation of announced wartime
merchant , losses for the area
rose to 412, Simon Lake,- pio
neer submarine builder,- assert
ed in Washington in advocating
a ileet of undersea freighters,
"We have not yet seen the full
fury of the (enemy) submarines
such as will probably, descend
upon us in the days to come. '
He testified before a ' senate
Fewer Attacks
At Balboa, C. Z., meanwhile,
Rear Admiral Clifford Evans
Van Hook, commandant 'of the
15th U. S. naval district, re
ported that during July the Car
(Continued on Page. Two)
Dog Causes Fatal
Mishap at Yreka
YREKA, Calif;, Aug. 4 (Pi
A pet dog riding in the back seat
of the car. jumped ' to .. Bert
Botien's shoulder as .he was
driving with his wife and an
other, couple along the narrow
Klamath, river road north of
Yreka. V ' "
Bohen lost' control. , The car
left the road and dropped into
the river, settling under 15 feet
of water. ;-
The body of Mrs. Bohen, 68,
and of the dog were found in
the machine yesterday. . Bohen
and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller.
all of Dunsmuir, escaped.
probably would start in a fort
night. The Pandit says It will
be "short, swift and effective,"
and he figures -that the fate of
the country will be decided in
about three months.
Thus Friday is a day to
which not only India but the
entire world must look forward
with deep concern. As previous
ly explained in this column, the
Anglo-Indian imbroglio repre
sents one of the great dangers
faced by the United Nations,
since this vast empire is a strat
egical base which is vital to
the allied cause,
' Nice for Japs
The beginning of this "non
violent" revolution will be a
gift from the gods to the Japa
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ninr nm nniur
rW UN UlllYL
Reds Cut Off Axis
Force in "Battle -:
' Of the Bend"
. Associated Press War Editor
Soviet dispatches declared to
day that Marshal Semeon Timo
shenko's armies, sweeping
around the German flanks, had
cut off nazi forces in the "battle
of the Bend" 80 miles northwest
of Stalingrad, but the invader
continued to; surge forward oh
the lower Don river and in tha
Caucasus. ; ' .
A bulletin from Adolf Hitler'a
field headquarters asserted that
German mechanized columns had
rolled,, up to the Kuban river
deep in the Caucasus at several
points and - had captured tha
town of Voroshilowsk, 180 mile
southeast of Rostov. .
Nazi Headway
If true, this would mean that
the Germans had already ad
vanced nearly one-third the dis
tance to the great Caucasus-oil
fields and far beyond the sec
tors noted in Soviet communi
ques. The Kuban river, which
crosses the Rostov-Batu rail line,
empties into the Black Sea Just
below the Kerch peninsula. " :.
A German . communique said
Vorosbilbv'sK, 'described as an im
portent industrial sector, fell .to -.
nazi shock troops after violent
house-to-house fighting. -
Red Reserves Wait ;
There was still no indication
that the Soviet trans-Caucasian .
army had gone into action, and it
seemed likely that the force was
being held in reserve to make a
stand in the :rugged mountains
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Martin . Admits'
Maurice Aroff
Accepted Auto "
The government neared ' thai ,
end of its court martial case
against Lieut. Comdr. Maurice N.
Aroff today after Tony Martin,',
radio singer and actor, admitted
the naval officer accepted a car
from him and testified no pay
ment was offered.
Commander Aroff is charged
with scandalous conduct, false- .;
hood and violation of naval reg
ulations in connection with his
former work in the navy's divi
sion of officer procurement here.
Martin told the six-man court
he suggested to Aroff that he
and the accused agree on a story
that the car was paid for, after
naval intelligence officers had
questioned Martin about Aroff's
dealings, but that subsequently
Martin told the truth.
County War Bond
Quota $242,400
Klamath county s August war
band quota is $242,400, County
war Savings Chairman Andrew
M. Collier announced today. The
quota is $65,100 less than the
July goal of $307,500 which Was
reached on the last day of the .
Collier said that for the first
time the Jackson county quota
surpasses that of Klamath. The
neighboring county will shoot at
$259,050 in August, he said,, as
against a $183,000 July quota,
.'t The Oregon quota for August
is $8,750,000, Collier revealed.
NEW YORK, Aug. 4 UP) The
British radio said today that the
Russians had blown up a dam,
flooding the Manych river val
ley, in order to stem the advance
of German armored units north
of Salsk, In the western Cau
casus. CBS recorded the BBC
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