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Hi fa Telephone Your WANT ADS TO THE INQUIRE RITtenhouse 5000 Brod 5000 WXHt&C PUBLIC LEDGER -,A arM ... and CIRCULATION: May Average: Daily 417,358, Sunday mm mm mm m m m m mm m hue U.S. ORDERS DUSTER OF ALL Consulates Must Be Closed by July 15; Protest Sent Reich On Robin Moor By WriJJAM C. MURPHY. JR. Inquirer Washington Bureau "WASHINGTON. June 21.-The United States today stiffened Its diplomatic drive against the Axis Power with two drastic moves. By direction of the President, the State Department ordered the closing by July IS of all Italian agencies In the United States except the Embassy here and the evacuation of all Italians connected with those agencies by that date. CURT NOTE SENT The State Department, again by direction of the President, sent a curt note to Berlin transmitting a copy of the message which the President sent to Congress yesterday characterizing the sinking of the American merchantman Robin Moor by a German submarine as an act of piracy and hinting strongly that the United States would use force to prevent a repetition of such interferences with American commerce. This procedure had the effect of bringing to the attention of the German Government officially an official American document replete with blunt condemnations of German policies which the usages of diplomacy would not have permitted in a formal rote from one government to another. CLOSING ORDERED The order for the closing of thr: Italian consulates and other agencies was contained in a letter addressed by Acting Secretary of State Sumner Welles to the Italian Ambassador. Prince Colonna. The letter stated: "In the opinion of the Government of the United States it is obvious that the continued functioning of Italian consular establishment., in territory of the United States would serve no oesirable purpose." ALL AGENCIES EFFECTED Then, striking at other Italian representatives jn the United States. the letter stated: "I am likewise directed to request Contained on Page 4. Column 4 U. S. MAY EXTEND By RICHARD L. IIARKNESS Inquirer Washing ton Bursau WASHINGTON. June 21. The War Department, in a move presaging mobilization of all draftees be-ond ona year, today recommemied that President Roosevelt extend the Regular Army service of National Guardsmen and reserve officers beyond the 12-month period for which they were originally called. The recommendation to the President was immediately interpreted as meaning that, before many months have passed, the Army also would -seek to keep selectees in uniform probably for the duration of the national emergency. Congressional action would be necessary before Mr. Roosevelt eould act in either regard. The way would be opened, therefore, for a full-dress fight between Administration and isolationist forces over Mr. Roosevelt's foreign policy and his Continued en Page S, Column. 1 ITALIAN AGENTS GUARDS Til Efforts to Salvage Sunken Sub 0-9 Balked by Depth A full page of pictures on page 10; another on page 12. PORTSMOUTH, N. H., June 21 (A. P.). The first two attempts by Navy divers to reach the pressure-crushed submarine 0-9 failed today, and the probability grew that the craft and her 33 dead had found a permanent grave 440 feet below the surface of the Atlantic. The second effort resulted in a descent of 370 feet the deepest working dive ever made in the North Atlantic but the tremendous pressure at that depth, said the Navy laconically, forced "difficulty in breathing." Earlier, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox returned from the scene to report that "at that depth it is highly improbable that a salvage attempt would be undertaken." THOSE FELLOWS ARE HEROES' He said "some form of service" would be held over the spot where the 23-year-old submarine rested upon a muddy clay bank, if it was decided she could not be raised. Obviously moved, Knox expressed a reluctance to speak publicly at any length. "Those poor fellows are dead out there," he explained. "They are just as much heroes as if they had died in action." George Crocker, 27-year-old native of Seattle, Wash., made the first two diving attempts today, and even after he finally had been hauled up, Rear Admiral Richard Edwards, commander of submarines in the Atlantic Fleet, announced the diving efforts would continue. DIVING OPERATIONS CONTINUE Diving operations were resumed late tonight, according to a brief message radioed from the submarine salvage ship Falcon, anchored above the 0-9 18 miles offshore. The name of the diver making this new descent was not disclosed. Navy officials said it was expected no further word from the Falcon would be received before morning. Admiral Edwards said operations would be continued "as long as feasible." "We are going on the possibility that there is still hope for anyone aboard, but this should not be interpreted as meaning anything but the vaguest possibility," he said. "We will keep on diving until we get a man down or until Continued on Page 12, Column 1 Army Fliers Combined in Single Force By PAUL J. McGAHAN Inquirer Washington Bureau WASHINGTON. June 21.-Secre-tary of War Henry L. S Urn son. acting in the face of mounting Congressional demands for creation of an independent air force, today com bined the combat and service flying squadrons of the Army into a single, autonomous unit. The new organization, to be known as "The Army Air Forces," will have a status in the Army similar to the position of the Marine Corps under the Navy. Major General H. H. Arnold, former head of the Air Corps and now a deputy chief of staff, would command the new group. He would be responsible only to General George C. Marshall, chier of staff. In explaining his sudden decision to Rive the Army's sir forces a position of added weight and importance, stlmson said: "By this move the air activities ot Continued on Page 8, Column t An Independent Newspaper for All the 1,103,558 a b c d e t DAMASCUS TAKEN BY ALLIED FORCES LONDON. June 21 (U. P.). British and Free French forces, two weeks after they began their invasion of Syria, entered the ancient capital city of Damascus, it was reported officially tonight, and prepared to drive on to the north. The Allies f ought their way through a green girdle of orchards and vineyards around the city and then, as the French defenders withdrew, marched in. In taking Damascus, the "Ancient City of Baal" and in recent centuries a major Moslem shrine, the Allies had in their hands the key to southern Syria and a gateway to the north. The entry marked the end of a week-long siege which the British and Free French started with a plea for peaceful surrender to save the city from destruction. In recent days the Allies had been smashing at defense positions In the suburbs and had succeeded In driving to within assault distance ol the city's medieval walls on three sMcs. The French refused an ultimatum Continued on Page 4, Column 1 SUNDAY MORNING. JUNE 22. 1941 Copyright. 1941. by The I'hlla Inquirer t o VOL. "J21. No 173 R h SOVIET-BRITISH SECRET ACCORD Germans Promise To Reveal Proofs; Reds Accused of Subversive Activity NEW YORK, June 22 (Sunday) (A. P.) .The German radio announced early this morning that within the next 24 hours representatives of the international press would be given document that the Soviet tJnion came to a secret understanding with Great Britain behind Germany's back, NBC reported. It was recalled here that a note handed to the Russian Ambassador last night by German Foreign Minister Joachim' von Ribbentrop was followed by an announcement by von Ribbentrop that three documents to be published today would disclose: 1 Negotiations be-u tween Britain and Russia for closer collaboration against Germany. O The German High Command's report on Russian military preparation. 9 Subversive activity by the Soviet against Germany. In London it was intimated that Britain's immediate reaction to the new Nazi war against Russia would be intensification of bombing attacks against Germany and German-held areas. In Moscow it was said In official quarters that Britain and Russia were in complete accord on the war situation. WASHINGTON. June 21 fA. P.).-Germany's move against Russia created a sensation in diplomatic quarters here tonight and caught Government officials unprepared for a development of such far-reaching significance. President Roosevelt had retired early, before Adolf Hitler's proclamation was read over the German radio, and White House aides aaid that so far as they knew he was not awakened for the news. INVASION A SURPRISE Secretary of State Cordell Hull was advised Immediately but he and other State Department officials remained at home since the department so far lacked any official reports on the sudden development. In view of slow communications, it was Continued on Page 2, Column Harrison Weaker, End Feared Near WASHINGTON. June 21 (A. P.).-Scnator Pat Harrison (D., Miss.) grew steadily weaker today and his family feared the end was drawing near. His physician. Dr. Sterling Ruffln. said after an afternoon caU on his distinguished patient that Senator Harrison was not as well as yesterday and that his condition was "grave." The 59-year-old Harrison, president pro tempore of the Senate and chairman of its powerful Finance Committee, underwent an operation for an intestinal obstruction Monday. I ! I .am M MHk bb. Bk HLIUH uHMtS Reich Extends for 15 By Associated Press Adolf Hitler, after assailing Soviet Russia bitterly in a proclamation read to the world by radio at dawn today, declared war on Russia and ordered the Nazi armies to march into the Soviet along a 1500-mile front. Finland and Rumania marched at Germany's side. Hitler declared that he had had enough of Russian violations of the German frontiers and had commended, the fate of the Reich to the armies which have been all-victorious since September, 1939. Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels read the proclamation and then Foreign Minister. Joachim von Ribbentrop came on the air to read out a formal declaration of war against the nation with which Germany linked herself in a 10-year non-aggression pact less than two years ago. -::::::::::n:i::-T? GERMANS START MARCH INTO RUSSIA Germany declared war on Soviet Russia early today, and it was indicated the Nazis were on the march from Finland to Rumania. Turkey last week signed a friendship pact, with Germany, thus completing the Axis encirclement of Russia. Broken line shows pre-war Soviet border. E TO NEW YORK. June 22 (A. P.. Here is the text of Foreigr Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop's early morning radio broadcast from Berlin as reported by CBS: I have this morning, received the Ambassador of the Soviet Union and informed him that in view of the threatening of the Oerman frontiers by the armies of Russia, Germany Conttaaed en Page 3, Celwn 1 BOTG REICH CHARGED RUSSIA OF People Second Largest 3c Morning - Red j. HITLER EXPLANATION NEW YORK, June 22 (A. P.) Here is the text of Fuehrer Adolf Hitler's proclamation as reported bj the C B. S.: It was a difficult step for me to send my Minister to Moscow in order to attend to work against Continued on Page 3, Column RUSSIAN ATTACK Circulation in America Battleffromt 00 Minutes later, the London radio announced that a declaration had been issued in Moscow stating that tfie U. S. S. R. and Britain were in full accord on the international situation. The Rome radio said the Russo-German conflict would find the Italian Army ready to assist Germany. TURKEY CALLS CABINET MEETING Turkey reacted immediately, the Rome radio said, asserting: that President Ismet Inonu had left Ankara for Istanbul to hold an important session of the Turkish Cabinet and meet foreign representatives. London sources intimated that British military reaction would be to continue and intensify the aerial pounding: of the Reich. German troops are smashing: their way into Soviet Russia in a defensive war, Ribbentrop said in a note addressed to the Soviet Government. 'AGGRESSIVE AIMS PROVED' He said that vast amounts of evidence, which would: be laid before the world, established aggressive intentions on the part of Russia. This morning:, as the Gorman air force and Continued on Page J. Column 1 Moscow Radio Ignores the War LONDON. June 22 (Sunday) U. P.). The Moscow radio broadcast normally today and made no mention of Adolf Hitler's declaration of war against Russia. THE WEATHER Official Forecast: Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware Generally fair and continued warm today and tomorrow. (Daylight-saving Time) sun risen 5.31 A. M. Sets a. 32 P. M. ! Moon rises 4.10 A. M. Sets 0.34 P. M I Other Weather Keports on Page X PRICE, TEN CENTS Miles Lost and Found I1HNTKR male, while A liver, prif o t f i llllil . ni' broken alunl a. pt Oiiik luenu No !M Isiai Sunday diae Kalla Reward. N.itlfy llm'er. Mt m or A. ' Hrundage. Jr.. 'M Robertson rd . W. Orange. N. J LOST l-arty'a yellow gold An in wr;t watch, hlark cord, between M!h A l!Mfi on Market li.. or Allegheny A Weaimoreiar.a on 'arl)'e. Reward. Rad ni.ll. LOST Blue leath. porkethook. orttalr.irg licence. AAA Brie card, glasses nx.r.rv. Vlr Melbourne. 7 P. M. Wed Rew. 16 Burd ave . Mlllbourne. Pa. All. 4.V5H. !XST Platinum diamond Elein uilrh June 12 Rala tn Central riTv. p r n Wanamakeri DeWeri Reward Wm ii. Miller A Son. .0 prexfl llnltdlPg I1ST. 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