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THE LEADER-POST iMMEt T7 VOL. XXXII. NO. 249 SIXTEEN PAGES REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1940 SINtiUI Mig 5c Weather Forecast Continuing Warm. Mi 99 Ky mm Msisllmre Wop, Soy iTo sSs In an article appearing Monday, the Deutsche Allgemetne Zeitung boasted significantly that the eastern hemisphere, which It aaid extended from Gibraltar to Tokyo and from North Cape to the Cape of Good Hope, la a hemisphere of unlimited possibilities and stronger than the western hemisphere.

According to reports from Lev Verriers, Switzerland, at the French frontier, under the terms the axis is dangling before the Vichy gov- ernment, France would be permitted to keep ail her present territories except Alsace-Lorraine, Nice, Tunisia, Jibuti and the German colonies she acquired In the Great War. Germany presumably would get Alsace-Lorraine under such an agreement, while Italy would get Nice, Tunisia and Jibuti French Somaliland port linked by rail with Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. Vice-Premier Pierre Laval was reported discussing the proposal with German authorities in Paris. Premier Philippe Petaln was said definitely to be opposed to any such proposal. There were unconfirmed reports of an impending meeting between Hitler and the Vichy chief-tain perhaps to discuss some such proposal.

The Vichy government was re-(Contlnued on Page 15) rangement with Vichy. For a fortnight, the German preee has refialned from saying anything derogatory about the Petain-Laval government. Whether Von Rlbbentrop, If bound for Vichy, will continue on to Madrid, also la a question of speculation In the German capital. InquiUes as to whether a visit to Moscow is also on the foreign minister's schedule were met with shrugs of the shoulder and the reply: "That come later." Churchill Knew? Nazi spokesmen asserted a belief that Prime Minister Churchill had knowledge of Ribbentrop's manoevuiee and was prompted by that knowl-edge to make his appeal to the French people Monday at least not to hinder Biltaln if they cannot help her. One practical consideration that might make the rumors of a deal between Berlin and Vichy seem plausible Is that the French are finding Vichy highly unsuitable as a seat of government.

It la suggested that Vichy might seize the opportunity of concluding a definite peace with Germany rather than continue armistice conditions which make return of the government to Paris unfeasible. Since Vichy holds African territory closest to South America-Dakar and Its sui roundings Axis plana for weaning South American nations away Ideologically from the United States might be rendered easier. 1,000 FIRE BOMBS Dropped on Nazi Shipyard Where Warships Built (By Canadian 1'ress) LONDON, Oct. 22. British planes dropped tons of high explosives and at leust 1,000 incendiary bombs Monday night on Hamburg shipbuilding yards where German warships were under construction, the air ministry said.

The bomber had the handicap of a heavy ground hase, great searchlight activity and Intense anti-aircraft fire, the ministry said, so, Instead of attacking en masse, they split up and approached singly from different directions and varying heights to evade the ground defences. Numerous fires were started In the shipyard and the surrounding docks, the ministry continued, and a chain of fires became engulfed In one great flaming mass. The Intensive night raids followed daylight attacks on German shipping along the French coast. In one of these attacks bombs were dropped on a convoy off Dunkirk. So heavy were the explosions, the ministry said, that some of the vessels were almost lifted out of the water.

Lasts More Than Hour The raid on Hamburg started about 8 p.m, the ministry said, and lasted for well over an hour. The warships were being built in the Blohm and Voss shipbuilding yards, It declared. A British aerial attack on the Ruhr lndustiial area was likewise opened early In the evening, the air ministry said, with a lightning attack on an oil refinary at Rels-hold, near Dusseldoif. For 10 minutes high explosive and Incendiary bombs rained down on the plant, R.A.F. pilots moving high above their target said they counted at least 14 separate fires.

"Many explosions and seveial big fires were started in the railway yards at Dusseldorf-Derendoif," the ministry continued. Bombs were also dropped on the main Hne southwest of Dusseldorf and on the airdrome at Stade. The attack on the convoy was made by a single raider which sighted the ships four miles off the French coast. The pilot counted from 12 to 15 armed cargo ships, escorted by motor torpedo boats and travelling in two lines. The ships opened fire on the aircraft but the pilot succeeded in making a good steady run and dropped his bombs well In among the convoy, the minister's bulletin said.

"Two vessels in each rank were (Continued on' Page 15) (Associated Press) BERLIN, Oct. 22. A possibility that the Petain-Laval government at Vichy may be persuaded to declare war on the side of the axis powers was foreseen here amid indications that Foreign Minister Ribbcn-trop either is on his way, or is about to embark upon a journey to the southwest, presumably to Vichy. Secrecy surrounded Von Ribbentrops movements. There have been rumois heie for weeka of a pending ar- DRIVE BOGGED Navy and Airmen Causing Graziana Many Difficulties (British United Press) LONDON, Oct.

22. Italian forces which a month ago invaded Egypt and failed to advance since beyond Sidi Barranl, only 75 miles from the Libyan frontier, have encoum tered serious difficulties, well-informed London quarters said today. Maishal Rodolfo Grazianl'a Invasion forces hava been forced to delay large scale opeiations, the British said, because of the activity of British bombers and tha general topography of Egypts western desert. The Italians are confronted with the problem of maintaining long line of communications, the British said, and it was pointed out that their troops In Egypt and their bases behind them In Libya are under constant attack by the R.A.F. It was said here that at piesent there are no signs of any Immediate large movements In Libya Italian land activity has been con-flned to forays by patrols in Egypt, into the British crown colony of Kenya from Ethiopia and into the Anglo Egyptian Sudan.

LOW-FLYING ATTACK PARTICULARLY DAMAGING (By Canadian Press) LONDON, Oct. 22. A series of low-flying attacks by Brit-, Ish bombers on Italian working parties and transport columns along the Egyptian coast Monday caused extensive damage, the ar ministry announced. The attacks were made between Salum and Buqhuq, In the narrow wedge the Italians have thrust into Egypt, the ministry said, and a number of motor vehicles were destroyed by fire and others severely damaged. In tfallan Eritrea several raids were carried out by the RAF, on Asmara and Guta, with hits on oil tanks, woikshnps and other build Inga which caught Are.

Two i aids were made against From a choice ad vet Using spot in London Strand, above a chem ist's shop whose shrouded windows have been blown out by a bomb blast, this pilvately erected sign advocates in plain language that the RA.F. carry out lepilsals for Nazi raids on London. Recently seveial waves of British bombers visited the Geiman capital. DAMAGE LIGHT CHUNGKING, China, Oct. 22.

Japanese planes made their thlid bombing raid on the Burma road Monday night, showering bombs on biidges near the Burma frontier. Informants asserted that the Japanese did not succeed in damaging any vital part of the road. RANGOON, Buima, Oct Chinese southwest trans-poitatton administration, which operates fleets of Chinese trucks rolling over the Burma load to Chunkging, said that all damage to the highway Inflicted by Japanese bombers invariably is lepalied within 48 hours or less Fighters From U.S. Planes From America Help Keep Nazis Off London (By Canadian Preas) LONDON, Oct 22. Four German raiders were shot down early tonight, observers said, In a fierce air battle over the southeast coast of England.

(British United Press) LONDON, Oct. 22. German raiders, forced back from the London area by Biitlsh defenders, spread death and destruction at piovinclal points and German long range artillery at Cape Gils Nez, France, shelled the port of Dover, A German Dornler bomber dropped 11 bombs and machine-gunned the streets of a working class district in a south coast town. Early reports said one person was killed and several Injured. It was feared that some victims were trapped in wreckage.

Six houses were demolished and others were damaged. An air raid alarm aounded In London In early afternoon, but the German attackers were driven off liy reinforced British fighter plane squadrons which Included newly delivered American plunes. The Geiman guns on Cape Gilz It was feaitd In London that heavy casualties resulted from the bombing of an air raid shelter Monday night, in which 25 persons had sought refuge. Already five bodies have been recovered and rescue workers continued their toil. Officials allowed disclosure that the bombs of German night lalders have turned the ancient lanes and gardens and mellow buildings of London's famous Temple, from which the Knights of the Temple once went forth to crusades, into a scene of spectacular destruction.

Heavy damage during the night CHINA WAKENS Regulars and Guerrillas Fight On Long Front (British United Press) SHANGHAI, Oct. regular and guerrilla forces battled Japanese armies over a 1,500 mile front from North to South China and the Chinese claimed victories at many point. In North China, Chinese guerrillas took advantage of weakened Japanese garrisons to make attacks In force. The Chinese, reportedly encouraged by increased Biitlsh and American aid, planned a winter of ever increasing attacks on the Japanese. Large number of Japanese were said to have been withdrawn during recent weeks from North China for concentration on Hainan Island in the far south where they were waiting to participate in further expansion.

Scores of transports were said to have been sent to Hainan to await what Japanese quarters called a golden 'op- portqnlty. Some reports were that Japan had concentrated several hundred (oousand men on Hainan Island. The Japanese were reported to hava rushed heavy reinforcements to the Lleheng district of southeastern Shansi province where 20,000 Chinese troops, former members of the Communist eighth route army, weie fighting the Japanese. The Chinese claimed victories on the central China front, especially along the border of Anhwei and Kiangsu provinces. According to Chinese despatches, the Chinese on this front yesterday stormed the gates of Langsi, 75 miles north of the Yangtze river port of Wuhu, and "liquidated all of (he Japane-e defendeis." The Chinese estimated that 2,000 Japanese weie killed distant ahip passed without seeing thelr frantic signals.

The Antonios Chandris was en route to England with cargo of coal when halted by the German raider The Germans sent th ship to the bottom by placing ez-plosive aboard her after ordering Ihe crew to take to the boats, th mate said He declared he asked the German to take him and hie men 'aboard thelr vessel and take them part wav to the nearest land, but they replied We dont know where were gr mg next, and we haven't reoai fist 10 men sboaid Nez damaged some houses in Dover Bahar Dar, on Lke Tana, In Ital-jand caused minor casualties, but tan East Africa. Three explosions they were silenced when British resulted from bombs hits on thelguns returned their fire. Marketing of Hogs Breaks All Records Leader Poet Photo. IN BIG Thousands jammed Regina's streets Monday afternoon for the premieie parade They cheered Mountirs, soldiers, men the other services, fine floats, and movie stare like Madeleine Carroll in a coach with Lieutenant-Governor A. P.

McNab, seen in the top photo passing tha Capitol theatre. Splendid floats wers entered in the parade, probably the longest In Regina's festive history, and centre is Burns and Company's first prize winner, below the second prize winner, Simpson's float. Third prize went to Western Furs for its equally interesting float. WARM FRIENDLINESS RESULTS FROM VISIT CAROLS WORRY Spain Be Asked To Extradite Magda For Rumania (By Associated Press) MADRID, Oct. 22.

Th newspaper Arriba, organ of the Falange, Spain's Fascist party, hinted that Mme. Magda Lupescu and Ernest Urdareanu, former Rumanian minister of state, might be compelled to return to Bucharest to fac trial. Despatches from Lisbon indicated that former King Carol himself might be asked to go back for investigation. An editorial in Arriba accused Carol's two companions in exile at Seville with complicity in the assassination of a former chief of the Rumanian Iron Guard. Reports from Bucharest have quoted Rumanian officials as saying that the government has decided to ask Spain for ths extradition of Mme.

Lupescu and Urdareanu. Almost as many early risers who (Canadian Press) OTTAWA, Oct. While Agriculture Minister Gardiner snd Hon. J. G.

Taggart, chairman of the Canadian bacon board, ars in London negotiating a new bacon agreement between Canada and the United Kingdom, the movement of live hogs to packing plant In this country has broken all records. Duiing the week ended Oct. 17,1 Departmental officials say much Canadian farmers marketed 124,816 of the Increase comes from the i 'pialrle where farmer find it aa- hogs which market expert, ssy ''intage0U1 t0 feed thelr an all-time high. In the orre-joatg gnd jpgd wbeat to pigs Instead was lepoited from Liverpool where sponding week last year the total of delivering it to elevators. This a warehouse was set afiie Gas! was 78,000.

has pioved a happy circumstance and water mains were broken in' Estimated that each hog will pro- (n th west, where the elevators the 200th raid on Liveipool jduce 120 pounds of Wiltshire sides, arg crowded with wheat. An air raid alaim shortly after last week's marketing would pro- Effoits also are being made In wharf and two large sheds there. EMPRESS ZITA NOW IN QUEBEC QUEBEC CITY, Oct. Zita and other members of the former imperial house of Austria have taken up residence at Quebec, following their ai rival from Royalston, Massachusetla Empress Zita is accmopanicd by Princess Isabel of Bourbon and BY HAROLD HYMAN Madeleine Carroll waved Regina goodbye Tuesday morning, taking with her the warm friendliness of the citizens who had thoroughly enjoyed her charming personality for the three days of her visit. She shook bands firmly with a dozen scarlet-coated Mounted Police, thanking them for the protection and security they offered during her etay In the city.

Members of the official party, including Mayor Graasick, boarded the car to chat with the atari before leaving for Winnipeg where they will make personal appearances In a local theatre. greeted the stars on their arrival Countess Kerssenbrack. Her two Saturday morning turned out togonl an(j daughter alieady are watch a prairie phenomenon pass studying at Laval univeisity In into history, in the realm of The younger daughter of will and international understand-' the Austrian empress is attending ing. a convent. The "happiest moment of three happy days in the city occurred when Miss Carroll participated in the ceremony by which the Canadian Red Cross, through the Mounted Police received one dollar, for every seat in the four theatres LONDON, Oct.

22. Capt. B. II participating in the premiere, J3.896, Liddell Hart, military historian so she said. Ichaiged "muddled thinking Kk both daikness fell, signalled the opening of London's 48th consecutive night of aerial siege after a day of comparative quiet.

Londoners weie cheered by re-poits of new-type US all planes vide close to pounds, of London by the Canadian represen-whleh domestic consumption would tatlvcs to encourage the export of absorb around 5,000,000. According-ard. When Wiltshire side are ly, Canada will be able to take, expoited, loaf lard remains in Can-care of an export tiade consider- da and departmental officials here ably In excess of 5,600.000 pounds' say the surplus is reaching equipment for detection of weekly, even allowing for the lower itantia! proportions although so far Earthquake Terrifies Nazi-Ruled Rumanians Tha Hollywood patty were al- before and during the war and said njght raideis being tested over I maiketings In the winter and sum- there has been no cause for unlowed little sleep Monday night 1 rPP'8t1y lnto London. mer months easiness. Hitler hands.

after the eventful premiere and 4U the premiere ball whirh followed In 1 leter i Guardian, he said that as a matter Regina "put on the dog Monday of necessity Biitain evening as flashbulbs burst into ghoud purgu(, -offensive-defen light and newsreel men swung givg strategy" into action and powerful beacons lit the skies over the queen city I for the world premiere of "North'LQUlCS jQUQu I 1 I more Members Jailed way LONDON. Oct the am awfUjy sorry a police mag i iatrate sentenced four members of. (Associated Press) III ENOS AIRES, Oct. 22. A 'at Rio de Janeiro by another ve jsel Oct.

IJ. horizon, but thelr hopes of roe-rue were dashed when the Telephone service was suspended in the Bucharest area for half an hour as the result of the quake. The first of two shocks came at' continuous hustle and bustle. West Mounted Police Conservative Regina was akin Monday evening to Btoad with Its myriad of lights and FI ret reports from Busau aaid that numerous persons had been injured, including echool children, by falling plaster. The prefecture, two churchea, a chapel and a school were damaged and the people a ere panic stricken.

Fragmentary despatches fiom the oil fields said that amoke stacks of refineries were shipped about Bucharest residents ran from thelr home when the first of the' two great shock rocked the city. Then in mid-morning the radio broadcast that a second quake was expected at noon. Men, women and children ran from homes and office and flocked to the great fublic squat. They refused to leave until a second broadcast an hour later, denied th I By F. E.

STEA ENS (British United Preas Correspondent) BUCHAREST. Rumania, Oct. tt. Tens of thousands of men and women, frightened by one of the most violent earthquake shocks in many years, fled their homes and massed In the public square when a false radio report predicted a second quake. It was feared that the quake may have done heavy damage In the Finest! oil field area, though reporta were fragmentary.

Bucharest suffered some age. Seismologists of the observatory said the temblor centred nearj Busau, in the Carpathian foot hills of Moldavia province, about 100 mtis north of Bucharest. I Skoyflaos Antonios, mat of the Greek ship, said he and his nine' companions had sufficient food fori 'only seven days and water for only ihtee when they took to thelr life boat. High seas and a burning tropical sun made thelr plight difficult from the etart Ai rr the first few days, the male limited the daily tation to two marine ctarkeis which were shared by the 10 men Rain fell on the fourth day. and caught some in a containei made (torn a sail tin the 10th day, the desper- ate seamen epled a ahlp on the I new chapter In the thrilling saga of the aea waa unfolded today by 10 Greek sailor who tossed on the South Atluntic tor 27 days in an open boat after their vessel, the Antonio handrts, had been sunk by a German raider.

The lo, weak fiom laik of food and lei, were landed here by Ihe Rntish ship Ena de Larrinaga, which puked them up while they were trying to leach the South American coast Twenty three other survivots of the Antonio Chandris the te- niiiinder of the new-were landed From noon until midnight the Capt. Robert Davies' bomb dispns- si service to nine month at haid (Continued on Page 15! laboi today for looting Ets True, CornU (tanadian Free) NEW YORK, Oct. 22 The New York Times said that Count Ciano, Italian foreign minister, had given the British people "one of the finest tributes that has been paid them since the war began The tribute, It said In an editorial, was published in Ciano newspaper, Telegrafo of Leghorn, which asked: "I it really true that 47,000,000 Billons are 47,000,000 Churchills, ail determined to die under the ruins of the British Empiie tether than give In? 8 JO a m. These two big shocks were followed by lighter vibra- lon Bucks fell from the roof of thei apartment house In which the, British United Pres correspond ent lives and crack appeared in the wall of his apartment. So great was the shock that the correspondent was thrown from bed.

and reeling to a door he had to hang on there to keep himself from being thrown to the floor Plaster ttasbed from ceilings, furniture was tossed about, articles jon shelves we dislodged, and )fhandeliere shook for minutes. 1.

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