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of San Francisco, Jan. 3. -- (ff) -Transfer -Transfer of a ranking immigration official here to Kansas City was antounced t o d a y with reports that six German of military age had, through a triik, sailed for Germany Oct. aboard a Japanese ship. The immigration official, Edward Edward L. Haff, a veteran of 17 years' service, said he had known of the departure of the sailors, who boarded the liner Asama by carrying the baggage of seven physically unfit Germans who had been permitted to leave Angel island. island. "I notified the proper government government agencies of the desire of Germans to leave Angel island," Haff said, "and assumed the information information nould be passed on." \ot Learned The British said the only sailors aboard known to them were the seven invalids, and that they did not learn of the flight of the six physically-fit Germans -- five deck officers and an engineer--until 24 nours after the liner had sailed. Paul D. Butler, British consul- general here, said the British had made diplomatic representation to thi Japanese government at Tokyo. Five hundred and twelve officers ant 1 crewmen of the German liner Columbus were quartered on Angel island, in San Francisco bay, after the ship was scuttled on the east coast more than a year ago. physically-unfit have been permitted to trickle back to their homeland aboard various ships, so that 430 remain on the island.