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 - Nazi Sailors 'Escape'U.S. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan....
Nazi Sailors 'Escape'U.S. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4—| <AP) —A Nazi spokesman here! nailed the "escape" of six German! sailors to Tokyo as "a realization of tte object in view" today, after the, British had charged they were "tricked" when the Asama Maru sailed from this port October 25 last: -'The six were among the 512 men brought here from the East coast uast' 4 January after they had scut- +IAJ| +L*i f*r*Ki ..«..- _u:_ y^_i i tied the German ship Columbus When a British warship approached.-. The entire group then was to V*«i»t *._:! —j* t « i . • _ •, ».._ *....>..».,_ ^.. wup *,*it:.ii »i eia LU sailed for home via Japan, he British seizure of other fout> the British seizure of other •Gerinan seamen in far-eastern waters led to a delay in that plan "Game Is Up" Meanwhile, a British official to- dajt.said "their game is up," and that because of "abuses" of safe- conduct privileges, granted a few of the Germans deemed unfit for military service, no consideration •would be given future Nazi requests for immunity from seizure The six who sailed on the Asama Maru were in addition to seven whom the British told the United State Immigration Service would not <be molested on the high seas. A" British spokesman said Ger• tnany had made up a list of 20 tnen for whom safe passage was Bought. Seven were approved. The other six also boarded the Asama Maru, carrying baggage of those granted immunity. The spokesman was not disposed to blame the U. S. Immigration Service, how. ever; Be said "this nation (U. S.) as a neutral was not obligated to inform us we were being cheated." Nazi Gives View T3»e German spokesman said "the leaving of those six was handled with the knowledge of competent American immigration authorities, and in view of the general .object of their trip here (from the,.East coast), this was just a realization of that object, x x x "Stories in the newspapers about * Tff&r ago when the Columbus crew arrived in San Francisco carried news that the object of '•iransporting the crew to San Francisco was in order to facilitate their sailing. "Biey were in the status of distressed seamen, and still are, who cannot move freely in the United States but were not prevented from seeking the opportunity to sail -from this country." He added "we. have had no agreement or dealings with the British, just (the) U. S. Immigration (Service)." The 512 men were quartered at the. Angel Island immigration station here. After federal officials in 'Washington classed them officially as "excludable" aliens, shore leaves for them became infre- 1 iguent. Of the 512, about 430 remain. Three took jobs in German consulates and 76 have sailed on Japanese and Italian ships. Forty- nine were reported removed from Italian vessels at Gibraltar. The British consul general here is Paul D. Butler. The German consul general is Capt. Fritz Wiedemann, who was Adolf Hitler's commanding officer in the World War and since his close confidant. ;-. Handled In Washington '3jMward L. Haff, San Francisco ". Immigration director, whose trans- , ieiwto Kansas City was announced today in Washington, said "the ,*irflre matter" of the German sail- *or*fhad been handled in the na"" al capital. is transfer, Haff said, had been .fling since November 20 last fithe fact that it was announced Jthis time was only coincidental. Enew post carries increased pay. « o ice games exerted a demoral- ; influence on the Egyptian ies of centuries ago and pha- after pharaoh outlawed them heavy penalties.

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 05 Jan 1941, Sun,
  3. Page 6

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