IN THE NEWS Saturday Symposium HAVE PITY, GUNS | Hlive pity, guns, the flouer of vi an hind Lies huddled in n trench beyond that hill, lie wilder cd, they a wait their tragic hour Quite free from hatred or the lust to kill; Poor wretched pawns, some homesick and afraid, Ha re vi ere y, guns, they're much too young - to die. Their broken bodies scat tered o’er the field, While loathsome shad- ' ows circle in the sky. <)U! Thundering guns, full ! silent while you hear A million mothers we ey ing in despair. Poor torn hearts who cry aloud to God, In utter anguish, their pathetic prayer 1 prayer of hopr—for they must chug to hope, Or all flits carnage liitt hare hern in rain, That'war and hatred will gi re way to pi tin , And Christ may walk this troubled earth ogam, MARTIN I OWEN 300 Ijifuyettc Bldg., Detroit, - Michigan. Pittsburgh, l*a., !»«■**. 23, lit 10. kr«IH I QIC, Pittsburgh "liii-Tf-tig raph. Pittsburgh, Pa. I>« ar Sir: I hast- just hern reading to night's “In the .News” l»y the treat liiiinamlariari who is so trealty—iatneernetl out (he suffer tots of liorMs iu Hollywood, Mr. William Randolph Hears!. Tonight the btrrrttnif Inurl is stirred by the hatred of England's ruling « lasses for the IliiUe if Windsor wliotn 11. i f oeed to abdicate the throne, Mr. Hears! “because In* wished to tn,<rr\ beneath his station." tdw rd yy ;, r it, co hi choose t.-r.twei:» the throne and thr “worn.in he loxrtj” not because she x is a - \n -i r|. an or “lieneatb hi - at. n“ li.it In • an-* she was twice a di\ori i ' I tie position of the ( tiur. li of I :r, mil is identical \ illi ti l oi tlx- Roman < alliolie < Inin !i on tin matter of ditoree. Both are absolute)* uneoinprotllis irig, perha|M rightly so. I h I tag < * l t;li nd h ippcns to lie, by % irt Hi- o| his oft ire, the titular head of t! church. When I * .s , .vi -ted with ltie insignia ol t'.s o')ire ::t the t imitation tlie t ' t it -oi p:il on is a surplice of a pt in the < hurt h of I ogtand. 11. ihi! tr-ulf* i,i rinsing th«' head o,‘ the church i imrri. ,1 to a woman lu. ■ disorei I s|„ui!.l he appun lit t i anyone i ept \merica's great >urnallsf. I yy!-l> that lie were as eon i no tl ou r tlie welfare o| women ind hahh who are bombed' >•- it' in |n. land and allowed to 1 ■ isii from hunger and cold on the eoptiriei.f, particularly if they h ippeii to he of Irwinh racial s' ll h. a> he is oyer Hollywood's horses. ||,. might lone down his nauseating nnti-ltritish afut pro- Na/i prop.!-and.i. \ couple oi >'Ts ago I f yya . rejoicing ill the sulTering inllii ted on yyomen and • ’.lilies hy I ralien’s Moors aided and abetted hv t.erinan and Ital ian hdmtn-rs in Sqmln. It's a shame that >our really interesting and In some respects truly grand neyyspaper should pur sue **ii< li a reprehensible editorial puliev. “In the N'cyys” is an insult to intelligent people eyery where, foul speed the flay yy hen it shall he nil more. Cordially yours. II \KI|V V PRICK. P I rrnlU tin an lh«' Oially yours." lor I •!<> not hold you (< ontlnm-d on \"\t Pace. Col. 5) In the Times Today Knur H-nt. ‘'"‘f - <t- .r» fi Ni'ui . . v r ,m ' s i* ia (': « -W-.»,! f v. v ’ r>urlfnn . I Flnar.r ,i i . —U..t Hriu.i. fart .* llf-l h.Of * * i‘*. rra i 1 * ' i Mm', ;# J-I .KS Jtn * 11 <Mn»uftn« - •« I’altrm . 7 * Fitful!* r f f ,vi U w-tr.c k r*«i*r i*» V. i’i ll F*pie> 13 Fl»lt R Mnaon . T>»»T)*n Hun van y . . 1* f n tty / I M- rti L . \i 9. 10. 11 II Vital .St «’ 1-1 ' * i ... lii WtnJ .A«l» .' li 17 w w>ii / % Whaf* th* Answer” * *\ m* r * |* 4 '. - 0. 7 . • *■ Van Wagoner Orders Rum Cleanup BREMEN, BRISTOL BOMBEB People In the Spotlight H.\porting ttaby ’ HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 1 - < INS» —Jane Wyman, beautiful blond p* screen actress, if entered Queen 4-' |f of the Angel> •• Hospital today M pT *° keep a date i I with the stork. aB '# jA She the M «O SM wife of film actor Ronald Reagan. Blivi'ri 1 married \ V r 1 Jan. 26. 1940. • V i She retire d ■L - t emporarily 1 from the screen » several months Mi*s wvm.sk ago | 0 await the birth. W inifred Heidi 111 Hu : oj *. ■ tirnight :-We Symphony mP M drch' s i ra in I j Ma-. ijuc Audi- ? um. Mrs. ’ if idt yy a- taken to i o’!ago llos- -jgk*- >, pital in (irosse - ■ Pointe suffering with influenza r and the threat >! pneumonia. was. hkiiit *llfoni/ii ,c Married jT j J . « ' Sho was" re fe:-:jy., , ccntly divorced jtLV‘ ?. ’lif'-''% from I)r L jfei JP Srro Single ■ eii’wW /• I,,ri. Hollywood »11-» MM.I.KTO> dentist. #i vf/tiny ihv I'oal NKW YORK. Jan 4 Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt has three new dresses to wear during the cere monies of the jOj/a fur she V * fol)r >' C!,rs WR The first lady. £ . elec ting the A ■ accord- B ing to a |>atri otic theme, pur- w?-- k chased one "A m e r i cana" red, one rose white and one of ‘White 1 louse h 1 u e." MKv tomsM *'-••• She donned the dresses and walked across a platfonn while re|x>rters and photographers “covered" the event at a Fifth avenue depart ment store. Of her broadtail fur coat, she said: “I hope this coat will serve so long ns we are in Washington." Slight Quake in East WESTON. Mass., Jan 4. (INSI -The seismograph station at Weston College today recorded a minor earthquake in the vicinity of Osslpee, N. 11. 11 f» llwommenil: “President Roosevelt probably would not have made that con jecture about ‘if the world survives.’ had he been reading the Old I arnier’s Almanac. Nothing gives me such deep assurance that our world, such as It is. Is still a going concern." Edwin C. Hill discusses the latest edition of the almanac now in its one hundred forty-ninth year. Page 18. "Hats are now being designed to complement the fashionable hair styles and \lee versa.” Jane Cochran tells her feminine readers on Page 7. "It must he said that ASCAP owns title to some very good American music, along with the horrors In Us popular library, and that II would he a pity to lose this |>ortion of its sfnre," Pegler opmes in his discussion of the present tadio fight on Page 18. D ETRWH#PTTM E S Only Detroit Newspaper Carrying International News Service end Complete Sport Dispatches 41ST YEAR, NO. 96 Warns Board On Slipshod Methods LANSING. Jan 4.—New mem bers of the liquor control commis sion have been ordered to “clean out” the department to mak<*way foi yvidespread changes in policies, buying and distribution systems by Gov. Murray D. Van Wagoner. The governor summoned his chairman. John W. Miner of Jack son. and his new member, James D. Dotsch of Garden, to outline what he expects of them in con ducting the state's monopoly. “They won't take office until the Senate confirms them.” the governor said, “but when they do I expect them to inaugurate an «»*en door policy. “The people expect to he able to buy ' the merchandise they want and I believe I have the men who will he able to give it to them. I want the place cleaned out and I expect them to tie capable of doing lt.“ NO DEAD INVENTORIES One of the first things the gov ernor said he will insist upon is n - husiness administration which will keep out items which are not in great demand. He said he will not tolerate “dead inventories” and slipshod distribution to state stores and S. D D.’s. “I expect to get a lot of advice from study groups who have looked Into similar setups in other states.” he said. “There is roam for a great deal of im provement on almost every line.” Orrin A. DeMass, present chair man. has offered to resign as titular head of the commission, but will remain as a member, the gov ernor revealed. An organizational meeting will bo held probably late next week, after the Senate con firms Miner and Dotsch. Miner, who had to resign as a member of the corrections com mission to accept his new post, said he interds to take over his new job "with an open mind.” READY TO LEARN “There is n great deal I do not know about the business.” he said, “hut I an ready to learn. Governor \ an Wagoner's |»oticics will he carried out In the most minute detail.” Dotsch. former state senator, c aid he will move to Lansing to devote all the time possible to the commission’s business. “I have a few Idea* which * lio|m> can be put Into effect,” he said, “hut perhaps they won't work. 1 \s ill promise onlv one thing—there will bf an honest administration and there won't be any funny business. “My office will he open lo all legislators at nnv time. I know the problem they formerly had in getting in in s<-p the commis sion members. That’s going to change." Dotsch said there will l>o numer ous changes in the commission ' l>crsonnpl. indicating that practi cally every department head hired during the Republican administra tion will he replaced In order to get rid of dead stock on commission shrives, it was in dicated the state mav rondurt an other bargain sale of little knnyvn liquors similar to the one held rjuring the Murphy administration.
$250,000 New Britain Fire j NEW BRITAIN. Conn., Jan. 4. (INS) A $250,000 fire of un determined origin swept througlv l section of New Britain’s business section, last night, damaging the three-story Clifton Hotel and gut ting the interior of six, stores. DETROIT, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 4,1941 Co-Ed Pilot Crashes As. S. C. Girl's Plane Demolished After Test Flight, but She Walks Away With a Few Scratches 'll*' y MISS HELEN BOLTON: SHE SI KVIVEI) AIR CRASH Tlmr« staff ( orrfs|w«dfnl LANSING. Jan. 4 —Miss Helen Bolton. 21. Michigan State College co-ed pilot from Detroit, today was ready to resume her Hying career following a spectacular crash near AVilliamston Inst night. Although her small Aeronica training ship was a mass of wreck age. Miss Bolton came through the accident with only a few scratches on her face. The plane is beyond repair. Participant in the college flying program sponsored by ihe Civilian Aeronautics Board. Miss Bolton was returning from Flint last night following a (light test there when she lost her bearing. Confused by a light beam over Williamston, 15 miles southwest of Lansing. Miss Bolton thought she was over Capitol City Airport here and attempted to land. She was settling the ship for a perfect landing when she crashed Grew Expected Soon For Report on Japs TOKIO. Jan. 4.—ilNS)—Belief is growing in Washington that Joseph C. Grew, American ambas sador to Tokio, soon will return to the United States to report to President Roosevelt on Japanesc- American problems, the newspaper Nicht Nichi said today in a dis patch from the American capital. into a telephone pole and smashed the fuselage. The ship sheared half the pole and crashed to the soft ” THE WRECKED PLANE ground n distance of approxi mately 50 Teet. Although plane was a total wreck. Miss' Bolton stepped from it. practically unscathed. She walked to a neighboring farm house and received first aid treat ment from a Williamston phy sician. M' Regent Recovering From Facial Infection ANN ARBOR. Jan. 4.—David If. Crowley, University of Michi gan regent, is recovering tt>day in University Hospital, where he has been confined as the result of a serious facial infection. Gen. Hugh S. Johnson, “America’s Fighting Thinker,” Writes Daily for the Times. 18 PAGES 5,000 Italians Captured at Bardia - By W. P. SAPHIRE lnt*l Nrvu bertlre MafT lor respondent CAIRO, Jan. 4—Capture of 5.000 more Italian prisoners at the Libyan stronghold of Bardia, where defenses were cracked and ( split apart by charging Australian shock troops, was announced by the British high command today. An official statement said: “Operations are developing successfully at Bardia. So far 5,000 prisoners have been cap tured." Since 20,000 Italian troops pre viously were reported trapped at Bardia. it now appears the Fascist garrison there has been reduced to 15,000 men or less. In addition the recent terrific British artillery and aerial bombardments of Bardia are presumed to have taken a consid erable toll. FOLLOWED AIR ATTACK The tank-supported charge of the Australians that punctured part of Bardia’s defenses fojiowed a • tremendous 24-hour aerial bar rage. (An official London announce ment described this aerial as sault as one of the heaviest air attacks yet carried out in the Middle East., It added that the British bombers suffered no cas ! ualties.) The penetration of Bardia’s ring of defenses by the husky fighting men from Australia heralded what was believed to be a final, decisive frontal attack on the important Italian base and seaport, designed to occupy the town and annihilate or immobilize its remaining de- 1 fenders. Throughout Wednesday night and Thursday waves of planes hammered Bardia and other RAF squadrons sped 700 miles west over Libya, blasting shipping in Tripoli harbor. BATTLE ON, ROME SAYS ROME. Jan. 4 (INS)— British Empire forceg launched a new, large scale offensive in the Bardia sector of Libya yesterday, attack ing by land, sea and air, the Italian high command announced today. The bulletin said an "ex tremely bitter battle is now raging.” Italian troops, commanded by General Bergonzoli are offering "the most bitter resistance.” while Fascist airplanes are operating over the scene, machine-gunning and bombing British concentra tions. the announcement said. On the Greek front, according to the .statement, Italian war planes undertook heavy offensive operations despite unfavorable weather, attacking enemy military establishments and troop concen trations. Youth, 18, Confesses Betty Grable Threat WASHINGTON. Pa. Jan. 4. i INS •—-Eighteen-year-old James W. Porter has confessed. G-men said today, that he authorized the extortion letter, signed "The Yel low Hornet." which demanded $2.- 000 from film Jdar Betty Grable, under threat of injury to her. The youth, who attended high school for a year and has no previ ous police record, admitted sending 16 similar "Yellow Hornet” notes -trr fun” resident? hcre. Ttf one of which he demanded S2OO, the G-men said. Berg Off Tomorrow For 2-Week Vacation Police Supt. Louis L. Berg will leave the city tomorrow for a two-week vacation trip to New Orleans. Police Commissioner Frank D. Eamna appointed Chief of Detectives Paul H. Wencel act ing deputy superintendent during the superintendent's absence. THREE CENTS Nazi Port Reported In Flames Inter national Newt Service Cable LONDON, Jan. 4.—The entire industriaFtfrea of Bremen, great German seaport and manufactur ing center, was left a "sea of flames” by last night’s smashing RAF bombing attack—the third in as many nights—the British air ministry announced today. The latest raid on Bremen set up huge new sheets of flame in the city and created havic among Nazi war industries, which will re main crippled for some time, the ministry said. Bombs literally were showered on the German city in the third consecutive British attack, which was as heavy if not heavier than the previous two fire-kindling as saults. INCENDIARY BOMBS An air ministry communique stated: - . "Aircraft of the bomber com mand last night attacked the industrial area of Bremen. “The attack wax made under conditions of good visibility and the target area repeatedly was hit with large nad medium-cali ber bombs and many incen diaries. “Eighteen red fires tlere seen, four of which were larfe, while countless white fires were started. “Aircraft arriving ovr the tar get area later found a sea of flames. “One British aircraft ts miss ing.’” OLD FIRES STILL RAGE The air ministry added: "It Is understood the British pilots found the ftres started Wednesday night still burning. “Bremen Is the first German town to receive such concen trated and sustained attacks." Snow, 10 Above Due for Detroit j Light snow for today and a cold snap that will send the mercury down to 10 to 15 degrees above zero tonight were forecast for De troit by the weather bureau. Snow flurries are expected to continue most of today. The mer cury will start down tonight, with continued cold due tomorrow. TOMORROW/ TWO SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTS in The SUNDAY TIMES HEADLINES OF 1940 In Pictures Illustrated NATIONAL DEFENSE Section showing Michigan as the key to national preparedness. EDITION West Coast Of England Blasted - By JAMES E. BROWN Int'l Newt Service Staff < or respondent LONDON, Jan. 4.—Nazi raiders heavily pounded the western Eng lish port of Bristol during the night, damaging homes and other buildings, including schools and churches. An undisclosed number of per sons were killed and injured by explosive and incendiary bombs during the prolonged attack. Late this morning rescue squads still were searching through the ruins for persons trapped under smashed debris. Bristol has been heavily raided several times in an effort to make the port useless to receive supplies from overseas. Other raiders carried out light but harassing attacks on the Lon don area and other sections of Britain. London had three night alarms. Three persons were killed today by a high explosive bomb dropped on a house in a London suburb just before dawn. In Bristol six homes were de molished and four churches and four schools were badly damaged. One school was ruined. Many fires broke out but all 'were quickly extinguished. BRISTOL ABLAZE. NAZIS SAY I ° 1 nlem*t».»n*l News Service Cable BERLIN, Jan. 4. Smashing |aerial attacks against the British city of Bristol were announced to day by the German high command. Tremendous fires and explosions were visible in the wake of the j assault which brought bombs of all calibers raining down on the city, according to the high com mand. Earlier, authoritative quarters, reviewing the Bristol attack, said more than 50 large conflagrations were observed by German pilots. German planes also bombed the ports of Southampton, Weymouth and Dungeness, but on a smaller scale, German sources said. TVA Ups Pay for 10,000 KNOXVILLE. Tenn., Jan. 4. (INS)—Tennessee Valley Author ity officials announced today wage increases totaling $1,000,000 an nually to affect more than 10.- 000 employes throughout the Ten nessee Valley. The increases came in a new agreement between the |TVA and the Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council. The big events of the year just passed, reviewed with pages of pictures and text. Thousands will want to keep this section as a record oT one oTThe ttioSt momentous periods in all history.