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The Winnipeg Tribune from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada • Page 1

The Winnipeg Tribune from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada • Page 1

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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THE WEATHER Forecast Fair. Not much Changs, 1 temperature. Temperature 7 o'clock, ibova Man, 15 above; maximum, Tuesday, If above; minimum today, (era. un Above Horizon -Eight hour tal 16 minutes. Sunrise, 8.11; luneet, 4.17, Moonrise, 11.26; moonaet, 1.7. mm xxxvn. WINNIPEG, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1926 26 PAGES 294 Price 5 cental With Comics, 10 eente 0 Lb IS 1 0. i 1 1 i in i 1 1 js 1 1 A ml NAVIGATION IN ST, LAWRENCE IS TIED UP BY ICE Score of Steamers May Be Trapped For Winter; Worst in 20 Years NO MOVEMENT BETWEEN MONTREAL AND QUEBEC IBy raaadlaa Press 1 MONTREAL, Dec. 8-rTwenly. two vessels are in danger of being caught in the St. Lawieneo for the winter, besides' coastal era ft. Navigation Is at a standstill between Montreal and Wuebec, except for the movements of Icebreakers, and Ice waa reported packed SOU miles below Quebec. Shipping men say they ave not seen such conditions come so early or so suddenly in 30 years. Five steamers are at Montreal and r.e Is trying to get here from the lakes; two are at Three Rivers, five Eerel, some 10 In Quebec, and an. tther. the Valcerusa, damaged by running ashore and leaking. Is trying to get back to the latter port. Try It Today The steamers at Quebec will probably try to get out today under convoy of ice-breakers, but the prospects of the steamers further up the the river are not regarded as so bright The weather lias turned milder, but It Is believed a week of higher temperature Is needed to alleviate the situation. It Is hoped that If It Is not possible for the ships at Sorel and Three Itlvers to get out, that they may make their way back to Montreal for better protection. ICE-BREAKER ESCORTS SHIPS QUEBEC. Que, The Icebreaker Lady.Orcy left Three, Rivera 7 o'clock this morning with the ownbound steamers Dodge and flreypolnt, which she will escort to this port The decision of the marine department to have the Lady Grey returr tc Quebec Is taken to Indicate tnat or no Improvement In the ice situation above Three Itlvers is expected at present. There has been a very noticeable rise in the temperature since yesterday, and it is expected that the Icebreaker Mikula will leave with a convoy ot live snips auring tne any. It had been planned to have the Mikula leave at o'clock this morning with the outward bound freighters Balfour, Muneric, Egham. Hoche-laga and Lingun, but owing to weather conditions the departure was postponed. Another Change Made Another ehange has been made In the plans of the marine authorities to get the ships as far as open water below Quebec. Instead of carrying through the original scheme of a single big convoy it has been decided to divide the ships between the Mikula and lady Grey. It Is almost rrVtaln that the Mikula and the five steamers already mentioned will stmt for sea as soon as the weather clears. The other! making another five Tassels, with the Dodge, Ureypolnt nd Leopol L. will probably leave tomorrow with the Lady Grey. Not Break Tuesday there was not a single break on the river from Montreal to Quebec while Lake St. Peter was said to be rapidly closing up. The whole expanse ot the lake is Covered with sheet ice and with a Jam having formed at Port Fran-els the posKibilily of keeping the channel open for many more hours at that point seemed to be very remote. The eight downbound ocean vessels pnw in the port are safely moored at different wharves In the harbor. LINER ON ROCKS BAN FRANCISC. Deo. The marine department of the cham er ot commerce, was advised that the Hner Asuka Maru, of the Nippon Usin Kiatha. Is oa the rot 2ib miles from Yokohama was bound from the Japanese port for Vancouver, B.C. No report was received ot the con dltlon of passengers and crew. ISA) -u la Shopping DAYS 1 ILL Yep, pop fosig huntsig, bnt an't wh a fin. Mesi'i form keep has Mtf tal Ha Chratmai ihepsesf't done. Christmas Turkeys Likely To Be High and Scarce Program of New Greek Government Announced tAiMKlatrd Press Cable ATHENS. Greece, Dec, I. The program of the new coalition ministry, under Premier Zalmls, was announced today. It Includes rapid revision of the constitution, excluding the army from politics, a pacific foreign policy, adhesion to the dls. armament proposals of the Leafnii of Nations, administrative decentral Izatlon, regions economies, and full parldnmentary liberties. CONTENTS OF THRONE SPEECH ARE OUTLINED May Forecast Further Tax Reductions, In Line With Election Pledges tBjr Canadian FrTMj OTTAWA. Dec I It Is now assumed In political circles here that th speech from the throne on Friday will contain declarations of government policy along the following lines: 1 Legislation to aid the manufacture ot coke from Canadian coal. 2 A new program of Canadian National Railway branoh lines over a three -year period, JeglsIation Implementing come1 ot the recommendations of the com-mission on Maritime rights. (Tho report will be tabled on Friday of this week In the Commons.) 4 Legislation to give effect to the agreement between the Canadian National Railway and the debenture holders ot the Grand Trunk Pacific Port Nelson 8urvey An announcement of the decision to nave a survey. made of the. terminal facilities at Port Nelson on ih Hudson Bay Railway. It la quite likely that the throne speech will also contain references to the results of the Imperial conference In London. Premier King Is expected to have someliiing to say regarding the proposed visit to Canada of the Prince of Wales and Premier Stanley Baldwin In It Is possible too, that tlie speech may forecast tax reductions. Hon. J. A. Robb, minister of finance, and Premier King both stated in the course of the autur.n general election campaign that, if returned to power, tax reductions would follow. KING REACHES OTTAWA IBr tenedlaa rreuj OTTAWA, Dec 8-PremIer Mackenzie King arrived in the capital this morning shortly after 11 o'clock, accompanied by Hon. Ernest uipointe, Hon. Vincent Maasey and party ot 12. Including secretaries and newspaper correspondents. Everyone appeared to be In excellent spirits. The prime minister declined to he Interviewed, and left at once for Lau-rler House, where he will remain until 4 o'clock this afternoon, when he will meet his cabinet in the Privy Council chamber of the East Block. Undoubtedly the cabinet will hold lengthy sessions during the remainder of the. week which will be crowded with the last-minute preparations for the business of the session as well as the details of the ceremonial Hon. Vincent Mussey, who has ex pressed a desire to commence his work in Washington as soon as possible, will be In Ottawa until Satur day when he will leave for Toronto. MILD WEATHER ture. FOR PRAIRIES Moderate in Manitoba Which Still Coldest Wett-rn Province The weather In the West the past 24 hours has been fair, but Manitoba has had It colder than prov Inces nearer the Pacific. Probabili ties for Thursday are for fair wea ther with little change In tempera Tuesday was a delightful winter's day, with a temperature running as hIKh as 17 above. Early this morn Ing It went down to xero, but at 7 o'clock was three degrees -bove the cipher. The day broke fine and clear with glorious warning sun which speedily sent the mercury up to 18 above zero at noon. Temperature from other Western points show a reading of 22 above at The Pas, 18 above at Mlnnedosa, 10 above at Qu'Appelle and running to above the. freezing point Leth-bridge, Calgary, Edmonton and from there westward Snow in B.C. Heavy rains and la British Columbia have delayed east bound trains on the Canadian National lines and necessitated sending out one extra train from Winnipeg today. The Continental Limited from Vancouver, due at f.lS o'clock this morning, did not reach the city until J5 o'clock this afternoon. To take care of the eastbound traffic from Winnipeg the railway sent out another train at the scheduled time of departure, 10 o'clock, and will hold No. 4 from Edmonton to Toronto to take the eastbound iiaesomjers from i on their wajk Yule Bird Beyond Reach of Average Pocket is Gloomy Forecast Turkeys will provide plenty of food for thought this Christmas, but they will contribute Tittle to the tissues or Winnipeg citizens. They will be almost as scarce as Eskimos at the equator and the best grades will bring prices ranging from 40 to 60 cents. The turkey situation was bad last Christmas, but It is worse this season, one dealer declared today. People will have to rely more on geese and chickens for their festive meal There will be plenty of chickens, although the prices will run from 15 to 40 cents a pound. The price of geese- will depend on the supply of turkeys. There will be a. few cheaper grad's of turkey, the prices of which Tlll range from 35 to 98 cents a po-jnd. but a large gobbler will bring close to 50 cents. The majority of turkeys rn the market, however, will be morr plump than those sold last Thanksgiving. Farmers had an opportunity to keep them in the pen and feed them. The only reason given for tho shortage Is the wet weather tast spring, when so many birds were killed off. TUGS HURLED AT LAKE ICE JAM TO FREE 'KEY' BOAT Attack Launched to Release One Ship Whichjs Holding Up Whole Fleet SAULT STI MARK, Dtc The steamer General Carraticn was released from the lee jam In 'tleet Neeblsh cut today. The ration was considered the "ky" ship In a blockade of 101 down-bound grain vessels Ice prisoned since Dec. 1 SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich, Dec. 8 Two tugs and the giant steel car- ferry Saint Marie this morning began a battering campaign to free the steamer General Garretson, Jammed In the Ice ot the West Neebish Cut and proving the "key log" of the blockade of the 110 grain-laden steamers at anchor In the river. With release of the Garretson, the entire down-bound fleet in exacted to get under wsy. The up-bound coal fleet was under way this morning, unhindered by Ice at the East Nee'leh Channel. Captain Fred Bailey, of the Sainte Marie, expects to have the Oanetson freed today. The Coulee was relea'nl Tuesday but the Gener: Garretson, following her, stuck In the same Ice while her stem swung to the rock walL She Is lying across the channel. Last Serious Obstacle The General Garretson, last re maining obstacle In the path of the down-bound flotilla which Is strunx out for 20 miles astern toward Sault Ste. Marie, was expected to prove no meaner foe for the giant car-ferry than was the Coulee. With th same tough towllne with which the Balnte Marie virtually tore the Coulee out of its setting of ice, the ferry meant this morning to lift out the Garretson. The up-bound bloumfle was Drotcen Tuesday and the fleet Is moving, steodilv. Some rthss the locks for upper lakes while many tie up here to wait for coal, their ounsers naving been exhausted during the long siexn In the river. Not a pound of cosl is aval la hie here, however, until the Lake Carriers' Association purchase the carao of a fuel-loaded vessel and emnfv It on local flocKS. It was snnouncen tnaay tnat me lock will hold open vessels lenv- Inr upper lake ports berire midniKht of Dec. IB. THIS QUEER WORLD BELIEVE IT OR NOT LONDON; Dec I In their desire to return to their old home, a ewe and seven lambs swam five miles across the Menal Straits, according to a British newspaper. NEW REPORTS OF GRAVE CRISIS IN ROUHANIA HEARD Rumored British Prince May Be Offered Throne Carr! Supporters Active Press abloj BUCHAREST, FVumsnis, Dec. 8 King Ferdinar, underwent a second operatic at 11 o'clock this morning. The doctors say it was successful. PARIS. Dec. 8 Fresh reports of a grftve crisis in Roumania. involving conflict between two sepc.ate and far-reaching de-sirjns for dynastio changes in tnat country, reached reliable Roumanian sources in Paris almost simultaneously with the announcement that King Ferdin and would undergo a serious in testinal operation tomorrow. One plan Is to place former Crown Prince Carol on the throne by a coup d'etat in the. event of bin father's death, this is to be followed by establishment of a Fascist type of government under the Taranlsl (National-: Peasant) party, the leaders ot which are Julio Manlu and Dr. Nicolas Lupu. -The other Is a reported schemo by former Premier lonel Bratlano and his brother Vintlla. who are termed, "the red rulers ot Roumunla," to hand over the crown to an unnamed British prince after a period ot rule ay the regency as at present constituted. The army, despite wide changes decreed by Premier Aveiscu, In an effort to eliminate Carol's supporters, Is said to be thoroughly sympathetic with the ambitions of the er rant ex-crown prince i Army Bucks Carol Responsible Ituumanion quarters here believe the army would declure for Carol Immediately, should appear on the frontier; in fact ere1 are reports that negotiations havi al ready begun between certain laran-lsts and Carol's sympathizers In the ranks of the militia. Just what British prince Is meanl by the veiled references to the reported Brattlnno plan is not clca but It Is said that In any event a change to another dynasty would only be attempted alter tno presem regency composed of Prince Nicolas, the president of the supereme court and the Roumanian patriarch nsu actually hundled the reins of power over a mure or less protracted period. Oppossd to Change It is certain, however, say the best-Informed Roumanians here, that the Urattinnos are opposed to any change aihiitanever In the reeency ss now constituted, even to the admission ot Queen Marie, which might enaangar plans for a dynasty change. Another aspect of the question complicates the -Irfady tangled af fair. That Is a declaration tnat wur Marie of Jugo-Slavla. while the pleaded with her mother for personal reconciliation with Carol, Is unalterably opposed to his ascending the throne and that, should he st-tempt a coup d'etat, she would side wholeheartedly against him. PH.D. COURSE AT UNIVERSITY IS ADVOCATED Meeting Will Be Held Within Next Two Weeke to Con-tider Propotal Institution of a Ph.D. course at the University of Manitoba has been proposed, but no definite action has yet been taken on tho subject. Those supporting the project and who are endeavoring to gain Its Inception are Prof. Charles K. O'Dono-ghue, D.Sc, F.R.C.S., professor of zoology, and Prof. A. H. Keglnnld Bullcr, B.Sc, Ph.D, professor of botany. Members of the faculty of arts and science have been made acquainted with the proposal, but nothing definite has been decided. The matter will be dealt with in full at a meeting to be held some time within the nATt imn wke- At the present time many of the professors and students or tne ihcuuj ttt arte and rn to Chicago, Harvard or Tale universities to take thlr Ph.D. course. Sailors Rescue Big Moose From Freezing Water Pull Animal to Shore, Cover it With Coats, and Free it When it Revives rUVIT 8TB. MARIE. Dec. 8 T'ie f.ory of hiw thee rew of the iu-i r.jr Clover rescued and revived a big bull moose, powerless in the freezing water of the Nbtsh channel near the scene of Icebound boats. Is contained In message to the Poo. Realizing the plight of the mooe, Officer Ecldo and "Engineer Hand-man, of the Clover, went out with a number of ths crew hi a small boat. Drawing alongside, Un two officers grabbed hold of the moose by the ears, while the others threw a tow-line around the horns, and In this way they dragged him to the shore of Round Island. Caked with ice and completely exhausted from Its efforts to hreak h. mnnu sank exhsusteo to the g'round. The men epread their coats over the animal, ana vy of artificial respiration Drougm bock to normal, i ml i. i V. mnnut SOt OP shook himself free of the iolcleH, alnwlv Into the bush, mwr as the Clover commenced to moc away, the moose reappeured on tne opposite shore and looked after tnc ehlp as If to express gratification to its human benefactors. CENTRAL FIGURES IN NEW CRISIS i 1 4SkH. Yv jsA 'tT 4 A CROWN PRINCE CAROL D0HENY MAY TAKE STAND Bs- AeeorlBlod ITeae WASHINGTON. D.C., Dec. 8. De fence counsel In tho oil conspiracy trial disclosed today that Edward L. Doheny, Joint defendunt with Albert Fall, former secretary of the Interior, probably will tnko the stand for questioning about his oil leases and the $100,000 he advanced to Fa'l before the Elk Hills lease award were made. VOTE OF CENSURE ON BALDWIN GOVT. MOVED BY LABOR Motion By MacDonald Re grets Conservative Policy During Mine Strike (Canadian Proae CeblrJ LONDON, Dec 8 Former Premier J. Ramsay Macdonald, Labor leader In the House of Commons. moved a Labor vote of cen on the Baldwin government re ting Us policy during the miners His motion was received wit cheers from the Opposition benches. Debate on the motion was opened immediately. Calls for Election Mr. Macdonald declnrcd that the sovernment's policy had steadily alienated the confidence of the coun try and urged that a general election be held. Premier Baldwin, replying, was greeted with hisses and shouts of "Mussolini" from the Laborltes. which were drowned by cheers from the supporters of the prime minister. Mr. Baldwin said that he would noin a general election in gooa time uui that he would not be intimidated by threats. TITLED FARMERS LEAVE FOR EAST Princa Lobhovitx and Count Polity Oft For Holiday Just In from their farm near Hazel. ridge, Prince Ferdinand Lob-knvlts and Count Znza Palffy are In Winnipeg today on their way east to spenl the Christmas holidays in the gay lights of Uotham. They left Count Kapary at home to do the chores. The prince will spend his time In New York, while Count Palffy will be In Paris. France, for Christmas, going later to his an cestral home In Czecho-Slovakla for a few weeks before returning for the spring seeding. The European noblemen had a good crop of oats and flax this year, which, with their stock, has kept them busy. There are four men on the farm, and they do all the work themselves. Gifts for The Home- Furniture, Radio Sets, Musical Instruments There are hundreds of fine gifts that add to bom comfortment and happi nesH. Many are listed each day in "The Christmas Shopper 'm Notebook" in Tribune Want Ads. Look them tip I PRINCE MICHAEL Vrith the condition of King Ferdinand of Roumania in doubt, and his early death a possibility, Europe is flooded with rumors of political intrigue in the little Balkan kingdom. The most Admissions Will Cost $1.00 Each Proceeds For Empty Stocking Fund COMING EVENTS FOR THE Ft XD Dee. S-ll Winnipeg Howlers' Empty Htorkins aml Wk. Tomorrow Klsht tlrend Maaqnemde lhtnoa, ftoyel Alexandra Hittrl, pro- ram by Orphanm artlate. p.m. to am. Tlrkete, fl.eo. Ilee, 14 Radio Itaaee, p.m. la 1 e'elerk. Ueo. 1 Children's Ceneert Is Central i oasrrgnt tonal C'harrh. Dee. IS Iaf Dhow. More particular Mrr. Dee. to At, Teal's riarare. titled Tamplara Hall, BarsMit and MeOee, tils p.m., "Three Lite Ohoate." Tlckits for the Grand Masquerade Dunce, for which costumes are optional, are on sale at The Tribune Ofllce. the Orpheum Box Offlco and the Royal Alexandra Hotel. The price la 11 and the evening's entertainment will be of tho high est order. Herman Tlmberg and His Novelty Shop, a program second to none this year at the Orpheum, will all be at the Royal Alexandra and give an Impromptu program of dancing and entertainment. The Sammy Tlmberg jazs orchestra will provide the music In one of the big ballrooms and the Royal Alexandra Hote. Orchestra will disuse the melodies on the other. intending patrons are invited to buy their tickets-early so that the management may know if a third orchestra will be necessary. Lovers of good music and good Jnzs for dancing cannot make a mistake In getting tickets fur this event. No more than enough tickets to permit dancing In comrort will be sold. Radio Dance, Deo. 14 Last year the first annual Empty Blocking Fund radio dance was run off by n. P. R. Coates. menaa-er of CKV. This year, again, Mr. fcates has decided to make a real contribution to the fun by putting a second Empty Stocking Radio unnce on Dee. 14, next Tuesday. The program Includes tho following orchestras and concert numbers: to 10 p.m. Wlnnlnecrers' or- rhestra. playing dance numbers Interspersed with some of their own compositions and vocal choruses. 10 to 11 p.m. Jimmy Qowler's Trio oi uia-iime fiddlers, playing old. lime meionies. p.m. to nearly 1 p.m. Society mringea nyncopaters with dance numbers and vocal svnconatlona. The entire proceeds of the Empty blocking Fund Radio IMnce will he devoted to The Tribune Empty CContlnixt en Pica Two! KING FERDINAND insistent is that Carol, who renounced rights to the throne a year ago, may reclaim it and effect a coup. Another in that a regency may rule Roumania until little Prince Michael, Carol's son, becomes of age. Masquerade Dance Tickets on Sale at Orpheum, Royal Alexandra and Tribune 20 HURT IN CRASH JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dee. 8 Twenty persons were reported to have been Injured today when a trolley car plunged from the Communipaw ave. bridge into the Morris csnal. CITY PREPARES BIG PROGRAM TO BETTER STREETS Laying of Crushed Will Provide Employment During Winter In rrponse to the persistent com plaints from all parts of the city as to condition of the mud roads, an extensive program of crushed-stone treatment Is being prepared for the winter and will come before the City Council at Its meeting Monday. Programs have been so arranged that as far as possible the stretches ot street to be laid with crushed stono will connect with paved streets and thus create a network of transportation artcrlos of fair condition. Alderman McLean, acting mayor, and Alderman Blutribcrg. representing Ward 3. this morning selected the following streets for crushed-stone treatment: Anderson Main st. to Alklns Hnnnerman and Poison aves Main st. to Parr Lansdowne Main st. to McGregor Cathedral Powers st. to Parr Andrews, Towers, Mackenzie and Parr Bel-kirk ave. to Lansdowne 8altvr st, Machray ave. to Lansdowne Aiklns St. John's ave, to Lansdowne Atlantic ave, BU Cross st. to Scotia st. Alderman Klye has presented Ward J's crushed-stone program as follows: Alexander Keewatln St. to the C.P.R.; Pacific, Roy, Logan, and F.lgln from Keewatln st. to tho Weston st; William Keewatln st. to the C.P.R., Lincoln, McDermot and Winnipeg Notre Dame ave. to the C.P.U.; Worth Logan ave. to Notre Dame ave. Life May Continue After Heart and Lungs Stop So Say Moscow Scientists Experiment With Dog special to The Tribune MOSCOW, Dec Life may continue long after the heart and lungs have ceased functioning. Artificial circulation may soon be an every-day occurrence. This Is the contention of a group of scientists here who have just perfected an experiment by which with the help-of an electric machine tho blood may be kept circulating and life Intact long after the heart and lungs are disabled. They have invented an Instrument which mechun-lcallj- takes over the function of the heiirt. The first test of the efficacy of th new instrument was made upon the head ot a dog which had been completely severed from the body. Arti ficially, a blood supply was kept flow. Ing through the brain for half an hour. During this time the head retained unnilHtaknble slims of life. The eyes opened and reactnd to liirht. and the ears moved and showed response io pain. Life Remains -me Dig experiment though was made a few days sgo when a dog was put to death by chloroform, and then. wun in neip oi tne electric appar atus, th blood started to circulate again. The eyes opened when lights wwe mrnea on, ina tne body reacted accurately to all pain tests made. Though "officially" dead for two and a half hours, the dog gave all signs 111 iuo. Instead of the normal 80 pulse Dears in tne minute the artificial pulse pounded 400 times every 0 seconds. Two electric motors were needed to generate the energy to take the place ot the sturdy contractions or tne heart. The little group of scientists who made and watched this experiment expect startling results from Its i further development. TROUBLE BREWS WITH ITALY OVER NEW PACT Feeling in Belgrade Bitter Over Treaty Albania TROOPS ON BORDER BEING REINFORCED Associated Tftn fable LONDON, Dee. 8 British of fieialdom professes to regard the Italo-Albanfan trssty benevolently as betno a natural move or Italy, who, it is intimated, in- formed Great Britsin, and presumably Franco, about th pact before it was actually signed. BUDAPEST, Hungary, Dec. c. Jugo-Slavia is reported to bo reinforcing her troojw on the Albanian frontier. Dispatches eav movements for the refrroupintf oi her military units began yesterday. The newspaper Magyar Orsiag wm.u win threaten to leave the Lewarue of Nations If that organisation does not bring shout cancellation of the Italo-AIbanian treaty. EXCITEMENT THROUGHOUT COUNTRY BELGRADE, Jugo-Slavla, Dec, I -Popular excitement In Jugo-Slavla ovr the signing by Italy and Albania of a pact of friendship and security shows no signs of abating. In fact It has been Intensified by reports that the pact Includos at secret military arrangement, and tho' feeling Is now comparable to that of 1808 over the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina by the Hapsbure dynasty, then ruling Austria and Hungary. The cabinet crisis precipitated bv the announcement of the pact la prao. i-iuiy muea. rremler Ouzonovltch who with his entire, ministry resided has taken the task of forming- a now government, which wllj be a coalition ministry. It la understood the Nations Democrat, Voja Marlnkovls, will tak. tho place of Foreign Minister N'ln. chltcu who resigned before the cabi net announced its determination give up ofllce. His assumption of M. Nincliilcirs portfolio, it Is generally believed, would mark a radical change Jugo-Slaviu's foi-el aftl rvilinw observers even assert thut one' of hi. riltlon to tho Russlun Kovitit sovert, nient. The perturbation in Jugo-Slaviu. over ths Italo-Albanian out of the belief that it constitutes an agreement of the utmost gravity to Jugo-Hlovla snd Is likely to con. pronilso the friendly relations between Italy and Jugo-Blavlo In quarters in Bolgrade it has been as- ma Pact means nothing less than the establishment of ou Itullun protectorate over Albania. London advices suy the pact, regarded as an undoubted trlumpti for Italian diplomacy, excites apprehension and suspicion, not only In Jiigo-Hlnvia but In France and other countries, as, by giving Italy a virtual protectorate over Allinnia. it would Isolate Jugo-Hlavla and give cnrnplet control In the Adriatic to Italy. It I thought In London that what I considered a potential threat to a fresh embroilment In the percnlallv-troubled Balkans is a subject for action by the L-efcue of Nations, ot which Albania Is a member. More Serious Paris advices say that the view taken there Is that ths Italo-Albanian pact is the more serious when If is considered that Helgrade, long suspicious of Italy, has a secret treaty with Hungary and It Is known thit Italy has been cultivating Jugoslavia's southern neighbor, Greece, for 18 months. Jugo-Slavla ha an armed force estimated at 200.000. From Geneva comes word that League of Nations circles do not regard the treaty between Italy and Albania as violating the League Covenant unless, as some irar. It contains secret clauses. Developments In tho situation ore being closely watched by the statesmen in Geneva, anil It Is asserted there that there will prompt attention by the league should peace in the Balkans be endangered, notwithstanding tne realization that It would Involve a delicate test of th league's authority. ITALY DENIES SECRET CLAUSE (Associated Prase Cable ROM B. Dec. 8 Emphatic denial was given in official quarters here of a report that the recent pact sign- ed by Italy and Albania contains a secret military clause amounting virtually to a protectorate by Italy over Mbonla. Alarmist and false reports, whlcn It Is declared here have been spread abroad, especially from Geneva, are characterised as absurd and offensive, since It Is held that the treaty concluded at Tirana has no argres-slve character and does not aim ai anvbody. Indeed. Italians say. It contains a clmiee establishing that, according to the Treaties of eraailles nd SU Oermnln It must be regarded with the Iirue of Nations, as in i the) cos) of similar treaties concluded be. tween Italy snd other countries In Central and Eastern Europe, all bavins? the object of maintaining peace bv dispersing prejudices and misunderstandings, and strengthening-iuoil relations through protection of reciprocal eeonomio and commercial toteceatav

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