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':. THE STAUNTON NEWS-LKADhfL SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 6, 1940 PAGE TWO it i Constable Frank Is Investigating Motor Accident Waynesboro, July 5. An acccldent which happened Wednesday afternoon approximately one-fourth of a mile west of Dooms Is under Investigation by Constable Luther Frank," it was learned today. Delmar J. Wood, route one, operator of one of the cars involved, reported to the constable that the driver of the second machine was C. B. Whistlemanpof near Crtmora, The driver of the second car, however, had left the scene of the accident before the officer arrived, and his Identity was not definitely established. According to an accident Teport filed at police headquarters and information . furnished Constable Frank, the accident happened at three-thirty In the afternoon. The . cm were in a head-on collision on curve, but no one was injured. The machine driven by Wood Is owned by. Lawson A. Wood, route one, and was damaged to the extent f $90. -0 Reserve Officers Meet Monday Night Waynesboro, July 5 A joint meeting of members of the Staunton," Charlottesville and V. M. I. chapters of the Reserve Officers association, department of Virginia, will be held at the Hotel General Wayne Monday, beginning at seven-thirty p. m., according to announcement made by Col E. W. Jordan, of Roanoke, commanding 317th Infantry and vice-president of the department of Virginia, R. O. A. Notices of the meeting relate that "the Reserve Officers association is the most important civilian military organization in the nation today" and that of consequence Reserve Officer members are urged to secure the attendance Monday of every available officer or officers eligible for membership. Summer training and the future cf the organized reserves will be discussed. Cooperating with Col. Jordan to arrangements for the meeting here are Lt. Col. H. B. Goodloe, of Crozet, a past Virginia department, R. O. A., president, who will head a Charlottesville delegation; E. L. Griggs, of Waynesboro, president of the Staunton R. O. A. chapter; and officers of the newly organized V. M. I chapter who are arranging attendance of a representative delegation from Lexington. The meeting is being held In Waynesboro because of Its central location. r - r Negro Sought for Assault Upon Boy .Waynesboro, July 8. Local police tonight continued to be on the lookout for a Negro, who was reported to have assaulted a twelve-year-old boy late yesterday in an alley behind the farm bureau building on Race street and near the C. and O. belt-line .which runs Into the Crompton Shenandoah plant. Efforts to apprehend the man have been made since last night. . According to Officer W. C. Drum-heller, who with Officer R. F, Hunt was called yesterday at five p. m. to Investigate the case, the boy assaulted was Charles Brooks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Brooks, of 252 Arch avenue. The extent of Injuries to the boy, who is at home, have not yet. been determined. . The lad was riding a bicycle on Arch avenue when the Negro called to him. When young Brooks stopped, the man struck him on side of the face with his fist and took him into the alley. Officer Drumheller said today that after being attacked by the Negro, the boy escaped and managed to run to his bicycle .and ride off .before his assailant could recapture him. Working on a scant description of the man, police last night sat out to apprehend the culprit. No arrest had been made at noon today. , o : y ; WAYNESBORO PERSONALS Waynesboro, July 5. Mrs. W. J, Buchanan and daughter, Agnes, re turned to their home on Maple avenue tonight after spending several days at Petersburg, Ocean View, and Norfolk. Mr.: and Mrs. Charles W. Drum mond, of Richmond, who have been spending part of this week at the Blue Ridge terrace and with Mr. and Mrs. Stanley W. Dinwidd'e, of the MacPherson apartments, will return to their home this weekend Mrs. W. B. Yates returned to her home here late this evening from Long Island, N. Y, where sne has been the guest of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest E. Can, and family for the past several weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Irving Arey, of Chicago, have left alter visiting here with the latter's aunt, Mrs. J. H. Michael, and Mrs. Michael. : t Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Ellington and daughter, Connie, will leave tomorrow for Alexandria, where they will Join Mrs. Ellington's sister, Mrs. David Farnle, of Rochester, N. Y., for a weeked visit Mr. and Mrs. Wallace McClung and daughter, Nancy, of Rosedale, left yesterday for a ten days' stay at Camp Kannata, on the Cow-pasture river. 0 7 WAYNESBORO TRIAL JUSTICE Waynesboro, July 5 One of the lightest dockets In some months was tieard today by Trial justice W. T. Sheehan in local court. Thir teen cases were handled, of which number nine were civil matters. S, WOison Sterrett, Glen Hess Jr- and Eeulah Pettit were each tlismlsted " of overtime parking Carps iltJi wamlntJ, . , - OBITUARIES MRS. JACOB C. CLEEK Warm Springs, July 5 Mrs. Mary Virginia Cleek, aged sixty-eight years, wife of Jacob C. Cleek, died at her home here "this morning. She had been in declining health since early spring. ' She spent some time at the C. & O. hospital in Clifton Forge, where she had a limb amputated In an effort to arrest the' disease. She was a daughter of George W. Simpson and Mary Ann Cleek Simpson and was one of a large family of children. On Dec. 25, 1895 she was married to Jacob C. Cleek. From this union six children survive. Roy, Otis, and Ernest Cleek, Warm Springs. Gay Cleek, Richmond, Mrs. Brownie Clark, Warm Spgs. and Mrs. Jacok Orlzzard, . of Branchville, Va. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at three o'clock by her pastor, the Rev. H. L. Coffman, of the Methodist church, assisted by ministers of the local churches. Burial will be in the family cemetery on Jackson river, near Star Chapel. ' . o ". FRANK RAMSEY Word has been received from Gilbert, Ariz., of the death of Frank Ramsey, son of the late John 0. and Margaret E. Ramsey. He was seventy-two years old, and is survived by two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. J. W. Mohler, Scocla, N. Y, Mrs. W. G. Copper, Lynd-hurst, J. G. Ramsey, Huntington, W. Va., and R. H. Ramsey, Craigs-ville. . o " NOEL C PUCKETT Waynesboro, July 5 Noel C. Puckett, " sixty-nine, of this city, died at four a. m. today at the King's Daughters' hospital, Staun ton. The funeral will be held Sunday at two p. m. from the Waynesboro Church of the Brethren with tine Rev. D. B. Garber In charge. Burial will be In Barren Ridge cemetery. , He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ener Williams Puckett; three sons, Marlon Carl, Milton Chester, and Cecil Wilson, at home; one step-son, David R. Williams, Waynesboro; two daughters, Mrs. Merta E. Terrell and Edith L. Puckett, both of this city; two brothers, James and Bradley, both of Lynchburg; one sister, Mrs. Cyn- thia Bryant; thirteen grandchil dren, and one great grandchild. The body will be at the home of Mrs. Terrell,- 784 Delphlne-ave nue, from Saturday until the time of the funeral. 0 CHARLES E. RICHCREEK Charles Edgar. Richcreek, long prominent In the business life of Brideewater. passed away at hli home there Wednesday evening at elght-forty-flve following an Illness of several years.. A son of the late Mamon n. ana Aramlnta Barr Richcreek, he spent practically all of his life in the Bridgewater vicinity. For forty-seven years Mr. Rich creek was associated with the late George H. Robson In the merchan- tile business, retiring four years ago because of Illness. He became affiliated with the Presbyterian church in boyhood and was' interested In both church and civic affairs. A man of sterling character and unusual personality he was loved and respected by everyone who knew him and will be greatly missed in his community. - Surviving Mr. Richcreek are his wife, Mrs. Annie Ryan Richcreek; a daughter, Mrs. Chester Hollinger, of Akron, Ohio; a son, Ryan Rich creek, Newport News; a brother, F, A. Richcreek, Staunton; and two grandchildren, Charles t Hollinger and Gloria Richcreek. The funeral was held from his late residence Friday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock, conducted by his pastor, the Rev. Mr. Link. . -o ROBERT N. GOWL , Mt. Clinton, July 5 Robert N. Gowl, fifty-nine, former widely known threshman, died at the Rockingham Memorial hospital yesterday morning following an ill ness of two weeks. A son of -the late Adam J, and Mattie Minnlck Gowl, he was born in the Mt. Clinton community where he BDent his entire life. In 1904, he married Miss Nora Knlcely, who survives with the fol lowing children: Mrs. Naomi Shank, of Dayton; T. E. Gowl Dayton; Mrs. Ruby Shlfflett, WeV ers Cave; seven grandchildren also survive; two brothers, John E. Gowl, Mt. Clinton; Wade H, Gowl, Dayton; a sister, Mrs. Fred M. Spltzer, Harrisonburg. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at ten-thirty from the.Mt. Clinton United Breth ren church, with the Rev. O. R Kesner, in charge, assisted by the Rev. Abram Thomas. BAD CHECK CHARGE Charged with Issuing a bad check on Sept. 26, -1939,- H. M. Argen-bright, city, was given a summons yesterday to appear in police court July 9. In ihe warrant In the case, Robert S. Burnett, proprietor of a service station, alleges that Argen- bright gave him a check for $3, drawn on the Fanners and Mer chants bank of Staunton. The check, he said, was presented for payment but payment was refused and the check returned with the notation thereon "No account." Capt. Russell Lively Issued the summons on South New street. o SAFETY SLOGAN Richmond, . July 5. yPn-Today's State police safety slogan: "An accident needs no appointment." Inaugurate Program for Voluntary Training of Candidates tor Line Officer Commissions, Naval Reserve To bolster the rank of officer personnel, a major program for the voluntary training of candi dates for line officer commissions in the naval reserve has been inaugurated, it is announced by Dr. W. P. Jackson, Commander MC. USNR, of Roanoke. "The full quota for the United States for this class is only 5,000 men,'iDn Jackson said, "and we feel that the response as indicated at this office so' far will soon reach that number." It Is estimated, he said, that the quota will be filled in thirty days. "This appears to be an excellent opportunity for properly qualified men to broaden their training and experience, Dr. Jackson stated, and I would therefore urge that those . i y . . . .l : : . 1 1 . I I. inierui get uieir appucaLiuua iu before the quota is filled." Requirements and other data concerning this new service follow: Five, thousand young men having a minimum of two years of college education will be enlisted in the Naval Reserve in a new class de signated as V-7, and given one month of R.O.T.C. students for many years past. Upon completion of this training cruise of one month, which will be conducted on a competitive basis, selected candi dates will be eligible for appointment by the secretary of the navy as naval reserve midshipmen. Naval reserve midshipmen will then be eligible to take a further course of three months special In struction on shore, leading to quali fication for commissions as en- slgnes in the volunteer reserve for general line duties. Naval reserve midshipmen while undergoing the three month course of instruction will receive the same pay and allowances as Midshipmen of the regular navy. The three months special course as a naval reserve midshipman may be deferred at the request of the individual so as not to Interfere with his college courses or other civilian activities The navy department intends making available three battleships in the Atlantic, the first cruise to commence about July 16 on the WYOMING. These cruises will continue until about Jan. 15, 1941. The embryo officers will be given intensive training in gunnery, navi eatlon, engineering, communications and watchstandlng at sea. Regular officers and Petty officers of the fleet will pound home the art of fighting and maneuvlng a mod ern man-o'-war and will Inculcate these young men with the elements of discipline, team-work, .loyalty, endurance and technical skill which are the foundations of the naval excellence of the fleet. The government will pay the railway fare and subsistence of successful - applicants en . route to and from their home. The stu dents will receive no pay but will be lven their food, lodging, unl forms, books and equipment, so that no direct expense will be In volved for those accepted. The first 80-day course for Naval Reserve midshipmen will be con ducted In the VSS. Illinois at New York commencing upon the com pletlon of the first cruise of the Wyoming on or about Aug. nth. These instruction periods on the Il linois will continue as long as necessary. .: Should the 1 number of applicants for the 90-day Instruction exceed the capacity of the Illinois, ar rangements for such Instruction in the Chicago area will be provided" Further expansion of this phase, if necessary, will be provided for, first In the California area and then in the New Orleans area. Facilities will also be available for this instruction at the Naval acad emy for one class of approximate' ly 500 naval reserve midshipmen beginning In February 1941. Naval reserve midshipmen wno successfully complete the 90-day course will be given commissions as ensigns in the volunteer naval reserve for generarllne duties. If present world conditions continue there will be opportunity for many naval reserve ensigns to serve on active duty in the fleet with full nay and allowances. Candidates to be acceptable must oresent birth certificates to prove they are American-born and be between nineteen and twenty-six years of age. unmarried. They must present abstracts of their college records showing that they have completed successfully not less than two years of college at accredited Institutions and have written re commendations from at least two responsible citizens. Candidates under twenty-one years or age-must have the signed consent of their legal guardian. The physical requirements for acceptance win be the fame as for naval academy graduates who are commissioned In the regular navy. Applicants may apply at the headquarters of the naval district or the naval reserve unit or navy recruiting station nearest their homes, where application forms will be made out and physical examlna tions conducted. Careful checks will be made by naval authorities to get men of the highest mental and physical qualifications. Those men who are accepted for the one month of training afloat but who are not considered well enougn prepared for future com missions will be discharged from BLONDIE r j Ell 1 ; I I 1 siK'y' A I ( WELL.THAMK GOODNESS) H ' fc . - ' ' Y'ym Jt, HAVE A CAKE INI; ' a ..,rrrp iu f-x nmmm m L p , i j , , a, in' r "' " '" ' ' " " mmm the naval reserve immediately If they so request. ' Enlistments will be made pri mary at the headquarters of the various naval districts, located In Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.-C, Norfolk, Char leston, S. C Great Lakes, HI., San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. Enlistments may also be made at naval reserve units located in the principal cities lit all sections of the country and at-' naval recruiting stations. - f . 0 . Gain in Receipts ' at Staunton P.O. Receipts at the Staunton post of fice show a net Increase of $680.73 for the first half-year of 1940, com pared to the first six months of 1939, Postmaster . Robert E. Flfer said Friday.- Receipts for the first-half of 1940 were $51,333 93. The quarter April, May and June, 1940, showed receipts of $26,010.42, compared to $25,323.53. for January, February, and March of this year. The month of June, 1940, had a decrease of $423.71 In receipts over June, 1939. April and May, 1940, however, showed an Increase over April and May of 1939 with the re suit that the 1940 quarter of April, May, and June showed greater re ceipts than for the same quarter of 1939. So far this year, only the months of February and June have had less receipts than the same months of 1939, January, March, April, and May all being above the same months of last year. Postmaster Filer explained the decrease in. June, 1940, from June, 1939, by stating that last year there were twenty-two week days In June, compared to only twenty week days this year. Sales of stamps, etc., were therefore made on a greater number of week days last year. The first quarter of 1940 showed a net $481.01 Increase over the same quarter of 1939. o. ROCKBRIDGE BATHS Rockbridge Baths, July 5. The first of July always brings summer visitors to the community. The Rev. Peyton Cralghlil and his . family from Leesburg arrived on Monday. Several cabins are occupied, others will be in a few days. Mrs. Evans Chesterman opened Camp Okahwais today and many girls are expected for the season. Martha Daura, who has a home in France aad whose father, Senor Pierre Daura saw military service during the war In Spain, and her coUsln.JeanTjee.aregreatiy-in- terested In the refugee children of Europe. Both are nieces of Mon sieur Jean Hellon who was called to military service In France last January. Martha and Jean felt they would like to make a Red Cross contribution so together they ar ranged a program of one-act plays and songs which they Invited their friends to attend, charging admission. All present enjoyed the pro gram and made it possible for Mar tha and Jean to give three dollars to the Red Cross. As these little girls are only nine and ten years old, they may be an inspiration to other children to help the little children of Europe. Mrs. Fred McClung of Lewlsburg, W. Va., Is visiting her parents, Mr. and- Mrs. Alex Hart. Bernlce Beckner and Virginia Wade attended the conference at Massanetta last week. Mrs. B. F. Wade and children of Charlottesville, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blackwell. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hanson of New York city, visited Madame Jean Hellon last week before going Into the McCluer-eottage, where-they will spend the summer. Mr. Hanson is from England and Mrs. Hanson from South Africa. Mrs. Burruss of near Richmond, is with Mr, and Mrs. John Gibson. Miss Anne Adams has accepted a position with the welfare office in Rockingham county and leit lor Harrisonburg on Monday to assume her duties. Mr. and Mrs. William Prultt of Hlllsboro, Texas, with their daugh ter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Firebaugh of Hugo, Okla., attended the wedding of William Prultt Jr. in Union, W. Va., and then visited relatives of the Flre- baughs here last week. Capt. Tom Barton was at home last week before going to Fort Thomas. Ky.. for several weeks. Mr. and Mrs. J.. J. Sweeter with their eons, George and Bobble of Crabbottom, spent last Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Sterrett. The Rev. and Mrs. James Mont gomery, Presbyterian missionaries from China, will be at Bethesda Sunday, July 7, and Mr. Montgom ery will speak. Sunday evening at eight, Mr. Montgomery will show lantern slides which include pictures taken by him showing results of Japanese bombing In China. . The nutrition camp Is getting ready this week for the opening next week. NEWS H0TES OF HIGHLAND Monterey, July l From reports and observation, lt would seem that the "Glorious Fourth" was. cele brated in a safe and sane manner in the village. No accidents of any kind were reported. The day brought quite a few visitors to the community, and during the afternoon, traffic was rather heavy on the highways. It would seem that those who celebrated did lt well and wisely. The clerk's office that was officially closed, found the obliging clerk, Mr. Beverage, close at hand, and his services were sought by three couples who were seeking mar riage licenses-T wo of them asked that their names not be made public at this time; the others were Wlllard Greathouse and Miss Reta May Beverage, both of Buckeye, W. Va. On July 3, a marriage license was Issued to Gerald Leonard Poling, of Kerns, Pa., and Miss Evelyn Flossie Snyder, of Helvetia, W. Va. They were accompanied by a number of their relatives, and will visit the New York World's fair, after which Mr. and Mrs. Poling will go to For to Rico to make, their home. Grand Jurors summoned for service at the July term of court, which will convene on Wednesday, July 10, are W. B. Folks, W. H. Mundy, Russell Colaw, Lewis M. Shumate, and Wm. R. Stephenson Sr. Miss Sylvia Simmons, deputy clerk of Highland county, is spending the weekend in the home of her sister, Mrs. Coy Thomas at Stuart, Va. Today, the last day for trout fish lng in the county, finds a number of fishermen securing a license for this sport. The season for bass continues for some days yet. Edwin B. Jones Jr. left WedneS' day evening for a short business trip to Roanoke. Mrs. G, Jesse Hiner celebrated her birthday anniversary quietly at her home. Those present to en Joy the day with her were the members of her immediate family her mother, .Mrs. J. B. LIghtner, and Mrs. W. E. Gum and Mrs. Robert Gum of Staunton. Included in the bountiful dinner was the birthday cake, graced with the of ficlal number of candles. Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Wisman of Staunton, spent yesterday in the home of Mrs. Wisman's sister, Mrs Robert Auldridge. Miss Stella Dean spent the past weekend in the home or relatives in Huntersville. Richard Sullenberger of Big Stone Gap, is spending some time here with Mrs. Sullenberger and their little son, Lloyd Coleman. Mr, and Mrs. Dennis Waybrlght of Akron, O., are visiting relatives and friends in Crabbottom valley. They will also visit In the home of Mr. Waybrlght's mother, Mrs. Florence-Waybrlght, in Staunton. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Seitz and lit tle child are occupying the home on West Mam street recently vacat ed by Mr. and Mrs. Chas. P. Johnston. Mr. Seitz is an employee of the Monterey Utilities Co. Carl Folks of Washington, D. C, Is spending some time In the home of his mother, Mrs. Nola Folks. ' Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fox were visitors in Harrisonburg last night. A number of young people at tended the dance last night at the Cascades club at Hot Springs. Music was furnished by the Gordon Chap pell Orchestra; Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Sprlngman of Washington, D. C, are guests of Mrs. Sprlngman's brother, J. M. O'Neill, at the "Cabin In the Pines." Mrs. C. R. Lacey and son Clarence Lacey of Mt. Clinton, and Miss Lucy Wilson of Staunton, were guests Thursday in the home of Mrs. A. B. Warwick en route to visit in the home of Mr. and Mrs, Lanty McNeil at Mill Point, W, Va. Clarence Hevener, who " has position In Staunton, Is spending a short vacation in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Hevener. C. C. Burns of the Back Creek community, was a visitor here Thursday afternoon. Mrs. W. H. Lunsford and Mrs J. H. Maokey were guests yester day afternoon In the home of Mrs Lunsford's mother, Mrs. ' O. Campbell, at Meadow Dale. Recent guests of Miss Ada Patterson at Chamberlin, near Cherry Grove, W. Va., were Miss Elizabeth Ward and Mrs. W. L. Martin Jr., of Brownsburg. The Rev. .J. H. Light was in Winchester during the week, help ing his mother, Mrs. J. H. Light Sr., In preparing to move to Lees burg, where she will make her home. Little Dorothy Grey Dolly of Franklin, is spending the week in the home of her grandparents, Mr, and Mrs. C. G. Ralston. Weather: Fair. A beautiful day, Cool this morning, with the mer cury at fifty. Warmer at the noon hour. . 0 Mrs. T. W. Fauver, of Staunton has gone to Glasgow to accompany her brother-in-law and sister, Mr, and Mrs. Preston Helzer, to Wilson, N. C. to visit Mrs. Fauver's and Mrs. Helzer's sister, Mrs. C. S. Mc Laughlin, for the holiday. That Giri, 16, Slain I. I. N. Phonephoto Josephine Parson Missing after going swimming with a companion, Josephine Parson, 16, was found murdered under a bridge near San Jose, CaL A vagrant discovered her assault ed body. Authorities took a 14-year-old boy into custody for auestlonlng. Report on Defense i K". Y Chairman William Knudsen, acconv nanied by General George C. Mar shall. United State army cmei oi staff, arrives at the White House lor conference They are two t ! national defer ported on the f -r. nbers of the i l which r i 3,000 expan- sion prog Hi! 'he army. REDOT REV ISE IS tfSLOW Since the last report, several days ago, only $46.50 has been received for the Red Cross, the total still being under the $4,500 mark, with $6,000 as the goal. The report to date follows: Miss Edith Lunsford $ 1-50 Miss Laura Kelster .... 5.00 Edith Cash . 2.00 Mr. & Mrs. W. B. McFar- land, additional con. 10.00 5.00 1000 5.00 Mr. & Mrs. Colin Smlther Mt. Zion Baptist church . Augusta Co. Tuesday club Friend ........ ... ... Mrs. B. V. Switzer, Addl-. 1.00 tlonal cont. . ......... Mrs. Maude 6plers A. S. Lawson 5.00 1.00 1.00 46.50 Acknowledged .4,442.79 $4,489.29 OUTSTANDING MUSIC EVENT ON JULY 7TE (Continued from Page 1) Massanetta Springs all week, by the Girls chorus and the Boys' chorus of the Music camp, by the Junior choir, and by the Festival choir, comDosed of approximately 500 trained singers from fifteen differ ent areas. Gates Open Hie gates at Massanetta Springs will te open on Sunday in order that every one may have an op portunlty to hear this inspiring music and witness the many events on the famous festival program. Takes The Cake I BRITAIN CLEARING-SHORES (Continued from Page .1)1 tlve units of the French fleet and a final bitter dissolution of the old Allied partnership appeared under way because of what already has been done by the British to the bulk of that fleet. In an apparent preliminary to a formal break-off of all diplomatic relations between Britain ana France, the French charge d'affaires here presented, on orders, a "drastic and stern" protest against the British action against the French fleet in the Mediterranean. , This action destroyed or put out of action a 22,000-ton battleship, a 26,000-ton battle cruiser, a 10,00O ton seaplane carrier, and two At-stroyers. Along with seizure of oth er shlDS at Alexandria and in Brit' lsh ports, it made an end to the French navy as an effective iorce and destroyed the plan of France to turn lt over to Hitler as France had oromised to do. Just how many. French warships' remained at large was not discuss ed officially, but an authoritative source said that at the beginning of this week, this was the approxi mate disposition of the French fleet: One-third In British ports. One-third off Or an, In the Med iterranean, the scene of the British attack. One-sixth at Casablanka. One-sixth at Alexandria. Aside from stating also that two units of the French navy now are In Scottish waters, all this in view of what had happened since the first of the week suggested that the French ships riot now in Brit ish hands or out of action were very few. The order lengthening and deep ening the defense area will. In sup plement with the previously declar. ed defense area, make a solid linej twenty miles deep, given over entirely to military operations from Berwlck-on-Tweed, In Scotland, clear down the east coast and around to Dorset on the south coast. In addition, the home office took two other home defense steps: All civilian former Austrlans, Germans, and Italians men and women who became British subjects after Dec. 31, 1932, to re port to the police Sunday and Monday. All ' aliens possessing maps of a scale exceeding twelve miles to one inch, and guide books, to surrender them to the police. The French protest against the British fleet action had one un usual aftermath the reported resignation of the charge who de livered lt, Roger Cambon; The French ambassador Charles - Cor bin, resigned last week. (Both Cambon and Corbin, long have been in London and have close British attachments. Their resignations Indicate they do not desire to represent a government antagonistic to the British war effort. Cambon, prior to Ambassador Corbin's resignation, was minister plenipotentiary to Britain, the French maintaining both ambas sador and minister In London and the British doing likewise In Paris.) The counsellor, the marquis de Castellane, now has assumed charge of the French embassy. Dispatches from Vichy, France, reported that the government as early as yesterday had come to a final decision to break off with England because of what was of' f icially described as . "unjustifiable aggression" against the French fleet. ' . . During the day, the British re ported that enemy airplanes had made three unsuccessful attacks upon Gibraltar, the naval strong hold In the Mediterranean. They reported also that British planes had been busy, to this ef fect: A big German supply ship hit squarely by a high explosive bomb off the Dutch coast; a small Ger man guard ship overturned by a bomb: other patrol vessels left "In a sinking condition." A supply ship attacked and damaged near Stavanger, Norway, The bombing of ' Hamm and Emmerich in the German Ruhr district and of hangars at the Brussels and Amsterdam airports Attacks on the German naval bases at Kiel, Wilhelmshaven, and Emden. , (By The Associated Press) Alexandria, Egypt, July b-JP The British pledged themselves tonight to see that "no French ship shall ever leave Alexandria to surrender to the enemy." With one French battleship, four cruisers, and a number of smaller Mrs. George Powell NOTARY PUBLIC WITH SEAL News-Leader, Central Ave. SEEK BEST OFFICERS FOR HOME GUARD (Continued from Page 1) Hodges' defense position become permanent. Another defense development to day was the announcement by the Governor that he had offered the services of the state planning board to the national defense council and had authorized that agency to create an, operating deficit if necessary. The Chief Executive also reported that machinery set up whereby state civil and military authorities could cooperate with the federal bureau of investigation was now functioning smoothly. Richmond, July 5. ft) Lieutenant-Colonel Sheppard Crump disclosed today that the Virginia National Guard had received its first large shipment of motor equipment assigned exclusively to Infantry 31 light cargo and reconnaisance trucks. Colonel Crump, officer in charge of disbursing government property at the adjutant-general's ofnee, said that twenty-eight more trucks for the guard Infantry would arrive during the early fall. Eighteen of the one-and-a-half ton and half-ton trucks on hand have been assigned to Richmond units and will be used by the 11th field artillery. the 104th quartermaster regiment, and the headquarters battery, 54th field artillery brigade. The trucks to come during the fall will be of a half-ton pickup type and will be divided equally be tween the first and 116th infantry. One will go to the headquarters company, four to Company D and four to company H, First infantry, all of Richmond; one to the medical detachment, Petersburg; four to Company M, first Infantry, Norfolk; five to Roanoke, four to Martins ville, one to Wythevllle, and four to Emporia. "This is practically the beginning of motorization of Infantry of the Virginia National -Guard," Colonel Crump sad, "These trucks were built especially for transportation ' of machine guns and anti-tank wea pons." craft swinging at anchor in mel ancholy bondage "off this British naval base, the situation - was tense. British naval authorities acknow ledged they did not know what the French warship commanders would decide to do; they said the French were "deeply affected" by the fate of the French warships and men which were sunk or pounded to wreckage by the British Wed nesday off Algeria when they tried to .escape to sea. - But, the Britishadded,- the " situation Is "well In hand." The French commanders have been advised formally . by the British they cannot leave the har bor "to fall Into the power of the German conquerors of France." They have been told they will receive pay equal to British officers and seamen If they will continue the war. They have been given the same alternatives-as-those -handed to the French naval men at Oran and Mers El Keblr: Fight with the British, turn their ships over to the British, or: sail to a French west Indies port for demilitarization, or: sink the ships, or: face whatever force the British deem necessary to keep the ships from falling Into enemy hands. Whether French Vice-Admlral Godfrey, commanding, had been given a time-limit to make his decision was not known. The time limit off Oran and Men El-Keblr was six hours. , ' Today, however, no British had ooaraea inerrencn snips iinev stia were under their own officers and crews, andlt was believed the British were not pressing for an Immediate decision. The British seemed to believe the majority of the French officers and men are with them. Both British and French have had other things to think about, too: the bombs of Italian planes which rained down on them and on Alexandria yesterday. Fifteen persons were killed and seven wounded. As troubled comrades, both French and British warships opened up on the Italians with antiaircraft guns. Notice To Subscribers IN THE CITY If yon miss your News-Leadef Sunday morning, phone Western Union before 10 a. bl A paper will be tent at eaee without charge. Leader Publishing Co. a

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