Herald and news. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1942-current, August 19, 1942, Page 1, Image 1

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On 6-mlnute blt on sirens and whlilUi
It the signal lot blackout In Klamath
Talli.' Another long -blest, during black
but, li algnal lor all-clear. In preeau
llonary periods, watch your itraat lights.
August IS High 88, Low 88 ' '; - '
Precipitation of August 1?, 194 "
Last year 14.11
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Number 9570
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npllE moat exciting event In tlio
, world today Is the big British
U. S.-Canadlitn rnld on Dieppe,
on ins French coast 80 miles
It la exciting because it
MIGHT dovelop into something
bigger than a commando raid.
MT has Interesting angles.
Instead of the usual military
secrecy (as in the Solomons, (or
example) it Is launched with a
fanfare of publicity that reminds
us of nothing so much ns the
coming of a circus.
' For hours this morning, the
Wires were literally cluttered
with details uch as the par
ticipation of the new and up-to-tiow
highly secret A m o r 1 c u n
4 All this beating of the drum
la In sharp contrast to the heavy
silence and rigid censorship that
normally accompany big mili
tary moves.
PRECEDING the raid, the
gr French were warned by the
Dlrltlsh radio that It wasn't to be
second front. (The French peo
plo mistook the St. Nnzalre raid
for an attack In force and Joined
in and hundreds of them were
shot by the Germans In reprisal),
' Informed sources In London
have, cautioned repeatedly ; thU
morning .lhat-i In, jfplto of Jhe
magnitude of thtfbWWlon U
forces will' be withdrawn, when
the objectives have been accom
plishedthat It l NOT a sec
ond front. .....
: It la stated that the objectives
appear to be to test the enemy's
defense 6rganlzatlon, to try out
the allied landing plans and to
test the BAF'a ability to cover a
big landing force.
TT U quite likely that all this Is
true that It is Just a big raid
staged as a try-out.
i But It might cosily develop
flnta something blggor.A soft spot
'.Blight be found. A beach head
of considerable Importance
might be established. It might
develop that the umbrella of
planes sproad over tho expedi
tion was capable of holding off
the German air force.
, In such an event, what started
as a mere raid (with everything
set and ready behind It) COULD
grow Into an OFFENSIVE.
i If favorable conditions FAIL
to develop, It can end as Just
another commando raid with no
Stigma of having started some
thing that couldn't bo finished
and with a lot of valuable exper
ience gained in practice.
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rNB, German propaganda
.service, announces Just bo
fore noon that the raid has end
ed in a debacle and that not a
tingle armed Briton, American
or Canadian Is left on the Euro-
,'IVnn continent
Shortly afterward word comes
from London that all tho chief
objectives have been achieved
GOING ON as night approaches.
One suspects that what tho
allied high command wants to
know above everything else is
whether the combined British
and Amorlcan air forces can pro
tect an Invasion force ALL DAY
LOtyG, so that fresh landings
Can be made under the cover of
darkness ' during the second
AT Bny rate, wo shall not have
f to wait long. i
i If It Is Just another raid, it
will soon bo over. It it is a feint,
with the real blow to fall somo
where else, the blow will fall
quickly. :
' If the soft spot should, have
been, found today and It Is de
cided to go oni reinforcements
will begin to pour over tho
fahannel tonight,
w The mystery that surrounds
the Dieppe affair as these words
are written won't remain a mys
tery long, :
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THE big naval battle that Is
A believed to bo brewing In tho
South Seas hasn't yet material-
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Peterson -Johnson
Failure of Officials
To Obey WLB Order
Brings Action
Robert P. Pnttorson, acting sec
retary of WBr, on orders from
President Roosevelt, today di
rected Major Ralph F. Gow of
the Boston ordnance district to
take possession of tho plant of
tho S. A. Woods Machine com
pany In South Boston, Mass.,
and operate It for the war de
partment. - ; : ' '
In a statement explaining the
action, Patterson said failure of
the company's officials to obey
a war labor board order In a
dispute with the company's em
ployes "has created . a serious
threat to the production of vital
war material which It manufac
tures.!' "No company and no labor or
ganization can be permitted to
defy the mandate of this Im
partial tribunal,";, Patterson at
, . FPH Slgns'v .'
'Tho chief executive ilftAtd, an
executive order at 10;40 a. rn.,
EWT, directing government sec
ure of the plant, after, the war
labor board laid the case before
him yesterday for appropriate
action. -
The company management had
refused to comply with a board
order that 'it grant arbitration
and maintenance of union mem
bership privileges to the CIO's
United Electrical, Radio and Ma
chine Workers.
.The plant has orders for pro
duction important to the war ef
fort,' but tho management had
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269 Logging Trucks
In State Out
For Lack of Tires
- , SALEM, Aug. 19 (IP) The
state rationing committee ad
vised tho Oregon highway traf
fic advisory committee today
that 269 logging trucks In 17
Oregon counties cannot operate
because of lack of tires.
William H. Crawford, chair
man of the traffic advisory com
mittee, snid only those who com
ply with regulations will get new
tires. Operators must hold down
their speed, avoid overloads, and
obtain the greatest possible use
out of their tires in order to qual
ify for new tires. ,
"Tho logging industry," Craw
ford sold, "Is using only 40 per
cent of tho casing life of tires.
Tho rationing committee be
lieves 100,000 miles In wear can
bo mado on original tires plus
two new recaps.
Japs, Unable to Carve Out
Kiska Bases, Stop Bombing
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, A u g.
17 (P) (Delayed) Because the
Japancso apparently have been
imablo to carve airfields out of
rocky Kiska Island, no bombs
have been dropped, on American
Aleutian baso since early June,
an American air force officer
said today, ' ,
Lacking land bases or an air
plane carrier, the Japanese are
using single float fighter planes
In attempting to ward off United
States bombers which have blast
ed them almost every day.
The American officer said ap
parently the long flight to U. S.
bases has been too difficult for
bombers based only in tho sea.
Ho said the Japancso In har
boring their planes only on wat
er were making the first attempt
by a modorn army to operate
full speed fighter planes minus
either land bases i or. a carrier
deck. ' . i ' -. .
?t vtelli . Miff .ill n sllH J9
A Rotary club sifting committee ' is "busy (his week looking over livestock to be" shown at
the streamllnad Junior livestock show at 'the fairgrounds next Monday. The picture above shows
the committee at the J. J. Keller place near Hager Wednesday morning. Children' In the picture
are Louise Keller, left, with iambi Jane Keller,, with dairy animal, and Joe Keller, with young
beef. Men in the picture are Cliff Jenkins, 4-H agent; Lowell Stockman, Pendleton Mitchell Til
lotson, A. H. Bussman, Marshall Cornatt, G C. B.lohm and Lee McMullen. ' ' . V "
Reds ' Pldce ' Axis''Ldss
At 1,250,000 Since -'
May 15 :
MOSCOW, Aug. 19 The
Germans poured strong reserves
today Into the Don bend and
Caucasus battles from south of
Voronezh to tho high plains of
Pyatigorsk and the bolstered
onslaught presaged a full-scale
drive against Stalingrad and
along tho Baku rail lino to the
shores of the Caspian.. ,
The Russians were fighting
back fiercely. A communique
declared that the nazls' gains
.ilnco May 13 had cost 1,250,
000 casualties twice those of
Russia and that Adolf Hitler
was draining western . Europe
for tlie new fighting men re
quired in the east.
Tho Russians fell back In the
Don bend where helr counter
offensive appeared spent, and
gave ground in the region of
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(if) All Braslllan soldiers on
leave were recalled urgently
to duty 'today end' the navy
forbade furloughs for regular
reserves as this nation n the
"gates of war" hastened steps
' to meet the threat of axis sub
marines that recently sank
five Braslllan ships.
Patrol and scoutahlps equip
ped with floats and sometimes
catapulted from battleships and
cruisers have been used by many
navies, but only for such limited
activities, tho air officer ex
plained. Army sources believe that
United States bombing surprised
the Japanese by its strength de
spite great weather hazards, and
played a part In' halting develop
ment of land bases.
Another unexpected difficulty,
say somo persons who know the
geology of th islands, is the un
usually hard rock which might
have forced runway builders to
fill In depressions instead of lev
eling oft the high spots.
The Invaders may never under
war conditions be able to con
struct runways of the high qual
ity needed to launch a modern
bomber, these experts believe.
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Sifters Look Over Livestock
U, S, Sub Sinks
Jap Cruiser
In Mtitiani A ,
A.'United 'Stales' subpiarlri"eha6
sunk A Japanese .cniiser or de
stroyer in the western Aleu
tians, the navy announced to
day, bringing to 23 the total
of enemy ships announced as
sunk or damaged in that area.
The navy said that conditions
rnade it impossible ' to deter
mine an exact Identification of
the ship destroyed.
' The . sinking was announced
In navy department communi
que No. 108, which follows:
! "North Paclf io area:
"1. A United States subma
rine has reported the sinking
of a Japanese cruiser or destroy
er in the western Aleutian area.
Conditions made impossible an
exact identification of the type
of ship.
. "2. This sinking has not been
announced in any previous navy
department communique." .
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Two Rescued
From Sea Near
Gold Beach
GOLD BEACH, Ore., Aug. 19
(P) Two San Francisco men
who had been swept to sea by
the mlllrnce tide at the mouth of
the Rogue river were brought to
shore, today by a daring fisher
man. The men, G. H. Hubbard and
Dudley Stackmest, a creamery
operator, were suffering from
exposure but otherwise unhurt.
They were fishing in a small
boat at tho mouth of the Rogue
when the tide started racing out
early last night. The boat was
swept into swells near the break
ers and was swamped. Hubbard
and Stackmest Jettisoned every
thing in the boat but a flash
light, and tho craft barely was
As the tldo swept them over
tho bar, the fishermen were
thrown overboard, but managed
to hang onto the boat.
When they did not return from
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Chinese Regain
Chekiang Port
CHUNGKING, Aug. 19 m
Chinese forces have recaptured
Wenchow, important port on the
southern Chekiang province
coast which the Japanese seized
a month ago, the Chinese high
command announced tonight.
Its communique, however, re
ported, that Chinese defenders
were compelled by heavy, Jap
aheso pressure to abandon Sul
chang, In southwestern Che
kiang. The victory and defeat
occurred the same day, last Sat
urday, the communique said.
, 'put
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0: S.lReady for Long,
Bitter Fight; 'Sup-
plies Delivered
Aug. 19 (P) The final expulsion
of Japan from the Solomon isl
ands apparently rested today on
the completion of two tedius, dif
ficult Jobs the mop-up ashore
where the United States marines
have landed and the consolida
tion of naval mastery in that
South Pacific zone. ''. :
This still was a triple-header
operation of major magnitude,
involving land, sea and air forc
es, but every "indication in the
absence of official fact and fig
ure pointed to accumulating suc
cesses. For one thing,' the' Japanese
radio has begun- changing its
story on the battle and the only
reference to it in the latest
Tokyo broadcasts was a com
mentator's warning that the
United States onslaught might
lead to. further-attacks on Japanese-held
territory "or even on
Japan herself."
. A report to .Auckland from a
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New York 4,70
Boston : ..'...'..... 6 10 .0
Chandler, Branch (5) &'Pick
ey; Hughson & Peacock. :s ;
Boston 18 3
Brooklyn 11 19 , 0
Salvo, Javery (3), Donovan
(6), Sain (8) and Klutz; Davis &
Commission Eyes
Sunday Ban on
Beer, Wine Sales
PORTLAND, . Aug. 19 OF)
The state liquor control commis
sion today pondered ' a resolu
tion to prohibit the. sale of beer
and wlno on Sunday. .
The commission, in announc
ing that the proposal had . been
put forward by a member, said
legal and enforcement problems
would be scanned before action
was taken. The opinion of the
Washington - commission, which
prohibits Sunday sales, would be
Tho ' board also - considered a
resolution to forbid operation of
any sort 'of gambling device on
licensed premises. This would
Include pin ball machines. A
further study was ordered and
the resolution will be reconsid
ered In September. i
nv nmnti rmr
Ul mjuiumL
Adjacent Brush,. Tim-
berland Fire
Abating : Fire flared In' destructive
force In the ' Klamath country
Wednesday, snuffing out the Pet-crson-Johnson
Lumber company
plant on the Lakeview highway
70 miles east of Klamath Falls.,
' Meager reports front the scene
of the blaze said the fire started
Just at '. noon, and quickly re
duced the -mill to ashes.-, '".
Klamath Forest Protective as
sociation, received "report that
the mill fire set surrounding
brush and timber land ablaze;
and a-large crew was believed
fighting the spreading 'flames': A
second report at 3 p. m. saMd the
situation was somewhat more fa
vorable. j '.;
- No word was received Tiere as
to what caused the fire in -the
mill, which was rebuilt after it
was destroyed by flarnes'on May
14, 1939.
fv Ope
ieraU;of the riant Is Atari
ius Peterson. Th null had a pro
duction capacity' of rrnore man
180.000 feet in d double shift,
and employed about: 100 inen
in mill, yard and woods.
Poe Valley Fire :
Meanwhile, the Poe ahf Yon-
na valleys "fire, closer-to-Klariv
ath Falls, was - held ' In ; check
Wednesday after covering: about
6000 acres and sweeping Into
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Mrs. Nellie RileY
Commits Suicide '
In Grants Pass
Nellie Riley, about 58, died
early' today shortly after. State
Police Sergeant Lyle Harrell
said, she apparently poured rub
bing alcohol ' over herself and
set it afire. .
Harrell said Mrs. Riley and
her husband, .Charles, came here
about . three . years ago from
Klamath Falls where Mr. Riley
was in the lumber business.
Their home is about three miles
west of here on the Lower river
road. .
. Coroner Virgil Hull,. In pro
nouncing ' the death a' suicide,
said Mrs. Riley had been in ill
health and was despondent.
.. Mrs. , Riley was well known
here,' where she lived for many
years with her husband, promi
nent property owner and for
mer business man of Klamath
Falls. ,. ' -
It is understood funeral ser
vices will be held In Klamath
Falls. The body is at the L. B.
Hall funeral home at Grants
Planes Sink Two Axis Subs
Lurking Off
By The Associated Press -
A description of the German
surface raider loose In the South
Atlantic was made public today
while Brazilian reports said
planes had sunk two axis sub
marines lurking off Brazil's
coast where five ships were tor
pedoed recently. s . '.- ,
At the same time reports from
Willemstad, Curacao, said a hunt
had begun for axis submarines
that sent two torpedoes crashing
into the beach of that oil refin
ing center garrisoned by U. S.
troops, i
The navy also announced the
sinking of a U. S. merchant ship
and a British .merchant; vessel,
bringing the Associated Press
tabulation of announced sinkings
In the western Atlantic since
Pearl Harbor to 38.
Egypt Leader
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Brig. Gen. A. C. Strickland.
commander of United States
fighter pilots ia the Egyptian
desert as he appeared recently
commandant of Paine Field,
Eyerett Wash. .- 5
Growing' Shortage
Farm Labor tHeld
t-i-WASHINGTON,-Aug. 19 (f-
ine united states and tne other
United N a t Ions -are headed
straight for an. acute food short
age, Chairman Hampton Fulmer
(M.C.) of the house agriculture
committee, said today, and noth-
injf is being done about it :
8 It wiil-come about the end of
103,' the outspoken Carolina
farmer predicted in an interview,
and the officials and bureau
crats handling the program now
won't do .anything, about it until
t smacks them right in the face.
; Fulmer said he based his. be
lief on a growing shortage- of
farm -.jabcic?: and what ; he . de
scribed as an increasing tendency
to disregard the problems of the
farmer. .
.. Meat Problem
Meanwhile,, the war produc
tion board's food requirements
committee headed by. Secretary
of Agriculture Wickard recom
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Pilfered Maps;
Drawings Found
In Basement
MARTINEZ,, Calif.,. Aug.' 19
(IP) Maps and drawings pilfer
red from the war, department's
ordnance . department in Wash
ington, D. C, were. found ih the
basement of .a home at nearbyH
San Pablo, Sheriff John A. Miller
said today. V
They were, described as either
copies or originals, made of linen
and canvas. All were turned over
to the FBI, who declined to com
ment. ' . 1
The sheriff said the material
was discovered by a '9-year-old
boy, and that the drawings in
cluded latest refinements in
United States ordnance. -
Brazil's Coast
The, British vessel, sunk by
submarine attack early in July
off the northern coast of South
America, lost three out of its
crew of 44.
It was the survivors of the
United States vessel, sunk in the
southeastern Atlantic (and hence
not included in the tabulation of
western Atlantic sinkings) who
described- the raider. The Ger
man ship's existence was also
noted at Rio de Janeiro where
a naval ministry spokesman said
it had been sighted 1000 miles
off the Brazilian mainland sev
eral days ago. ' . . ,'
Survivors of the - American
ship said at an Atlantic port that
the German ship, obscured by
the darkness, appeared to be
five-hatch cargo ship. ' '
72 Enemy Planes ' De
stroyed in Mammoth
B!ov at. Dieppe? V?
XONDONr Aug. '19 ' (mThu
reembarkatlon of the-, .'allied
forces taking part fn the Com
mando raid' on .Dieppe "todar
has' been completed, a British
communique announced tonight.
. ine , announcement, .from
British" combined operation
(Commando) headquarters, add
ed that casualties on- both sides
in tne all-day' battle are. likely
to have been. heavy., -'
A G e r m a n radio location :
station has been destroyed "ahd
an anti-aircraft battery wiped
out, the communique added. .'
I Ninety-five British aircraft
are, , missing : and 72 -enem
planes are- known to have-been
destroyed.- - . ; .'. ':.-. ;..': i-
A - communique' sal d' Vwrrii
barkation was- comrieted !"nin
hours 'after the Jnlfial. ratiding;
as- planned.";:-;;; - . ' -": ':' "
The text '.
' "Despite the clear latatenint
in our ; first' communique at . S
o'clock this morning and-broad?
cast to tne French at 8:15 about
propaganda, u n ab 1 e to make
other capital out of the tun the
operation Jia-takenijs claiming ,
tha -raid .. was an , invasion ab
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Coast Dims Out ,
for Duration at
Midnight Tonight ; -
VP) Coastal . dim-but - regnla
tioris; which" millions' of western
ers have been observing volun- -tarily;
if haphazardly,' for. .the
past. several weeks' become fully -effective
; under , military .man
date at midnight tonight. -
JThat as; the Hour set for.' en
forcement ,.6'f an army prdcla-
mation creating a "zone of restricted-lighting"
-in. which,',fbr
as- long as the war - lasts, no
street lights may be turned ori
at- night, no intense ground il
lumination,- such as in baseball
parks,'4 will - be Permitted and
all' Other -; exterior iighflhg must
be shielded so as to be invisible
from above. ; ' V ;.'.
The zone,' covering "102.000
square, nflles," encompasses- the
entire.- Pacific:, seaboard from,
Canada fa. Mexico, including, all
major cities in. California- and
most. :of .those in ; Oregon: :and
Washlngtom-At-some -points -it
eastern boundary carries as far
General Alexandsr y
Sent, to Command - - -
In Middle East
'. LONDON, Aug. 19 (P) Brit,
ain has sent General Sir Harold
R. L. . G. Alexander, "the last
man out of. Dunkerque" and re
cently, commander in Burma, to
take command in the middle east, '
where Field Marshal Erwln RottK
mel'8 reinforced army menace
the Suez life line and the Ger
man . advance In , the Caucasus
daily' brings another arm of the
axis pincers closer to British de
fenses.' ; i -.v-'r ';-:'"
The substitution ,of Alexander
for' Gen. Sir Claude J. E. Auchlri
leek was considered here as
move to inject into the stalemat
ed western desert action - the,
drive of an officer considered by"'
many one of the most aggressive
and ablest leaders of the British
army. ;..:;. : ; ', v."" . ii :
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