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 - Crew Members Of German Vessel Escape To Tokyo...
Crew Members Of German Vessel Escape To Tokyo RAN PRANCTSCO, ,Tnn. 4 {/?).—• Six German nnvnl reservists, pnft of (lie «'6\v e,f the pchttlcd liner Columbus, marie their way to Tokyo by boarding n .Tnpnnese ship throiiRh n trick, It, wns lenrnerl today. British Consul-General Paul D. Butler snlrt the flvr deck officer? and one onRlneer walked aboard the liner Asnmn Mnrn Oct. 2!i carrying the bfigfjnfte of seven Germans who hnd been permitted to snll because of physlonl disabilities "We did not lehrn of their departure until 24 hours after the liner hnd (rone." a British spokesman snld By Hint time it wa? not feasible to remove them " Butler snicl the British hnd 1 mnde diplomatic representation to thp Japanese government In Tokyo. Meantime Edwnrcl L Hnff. fcr 17 yenrs n ran Icing Immigration official here, snlri he Jind been transferred to Kansas City. Ifaff i hnd been In charge of the Angel ; Island immigration station, i the 512 officers and crewmen 'of the Columbus wpre Interned The reservists who escaped nbonrd the Asnmn Maru. It was learned, were Otto Olese. Hans Fnlkenhnhn. Johannes Kampcn. Eriek Sonnenberg. Robert Wllle nnd Second Officer Henrich Latnp- i Lampke wns reported to be In I Tokyo n waiting the arrival of his finnncee. n former U. S public health service .stenographer once employed nt Angel Island. As far ns tills country Is concerned, the men nre free to leave the United States by any means possible, but Britain Is watching sharply for any physically-fit Ger- mnns of military age who try to rench their homeland. Several Germans claiming illness or a disablement have been permitted to trickle back aboard varl- ous ships, so that about 430 in all remain at Angel Island.

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  1. Del Rio News Herald,
  2. 04 Jan 1941, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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