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pail Medals Returned I f OODSTOCK, YU, July 15. Mrs. Elizabeth Stone Goodrldge " announced yesterday she had returned to Italy the decorations given her late father, Melville E. Stone, by King Victor Emanuel. Stone was for 25 years manager of the Associated Press. Dog Set Aire LENNOX, Calif., July 15. Clyde Ness reported to police that someone saturated the coat of his eight-year-old wire-haired terrior, Ilappy, with gasoline and set it on fire. A veterinarian treated the dog for critical burns. WINDSOR, ONTARIO, MONDAY, JlLT 15. 1940 3-YEAR-OLD WAi JAFAPJ Canadian Nurses Know Therell Always Be an England Pi dee of Pop Comes High f -w tv Early Result Is Predicted Basis Said Offered for Constructive Discussion by All Parties LONDON, Eng., July 15. Authoritative British circles said that Britain had told Japan she would close the only route by which war supplies, mainly American, reach the Chinese Central Government for three months if Japan would use that time to seek a peace. XT. S. KEPT INFORMED tpHESE circles said the United States Government had been kept informed of the offer to close the supply route the Burma road and thus far had made no objections. Washington, however, has sent detailed comment" on the British-Jap-anese negotiations, it was said. These authoritative circles said that, although some critics might say Britain had let China down, the biggest assistance Britain could render China would be to beat Germany. Then Britain would be free to wield a stronger hand In the Far East, they said. SUMMARY OF SITUATION The situation was described authoritatively thus: 1 German conquest of the lowlands and defeat, of the French army vastly impressed Japan and precipitated extreme pressure against Britain in the Far East. 2 Japan expressed unofficiallv a desire to finish the Chinese war quickly and said one thing preventing it tvas shipment of supplies from western powers on the Burma road. 3 Britain, although contending that closing the Burma road would not greatly handicap China, offered to do so for three months, but would retain freedom of action" if the settlement failed to suit China, Japan and all others interested. RESULTS SOON That results of this peace attempt would be known soon zas reported in a broadcast at Singapore by S. W. Jones, acting governor of Malaya, who declared His Majesty's Government will go to the greatest length to avoid seconding and prolonging the war in the east and will put forward every effort it can afford to end it.' However, this statement by an official virtually unknown in the diplomatic world was described in London as not intended to portend a new policy toward Japan. Rather, it was believed Britain intended to offer some basis on which peace discussions could be built. Authoritative quarters suggested this might include concessions to Japan in Hong Kong and over the Burma road, China's last important link with the outside world. (A possible new source of friction arose today, however, when the Japanese navy, claiming military neces sity, issued a proclamation barring all shipping along sections of the Chinese coast south of Shanghai. (British authorities, hit hardest bv this measure, announced they would insist on the right of British ships to operate in these areas, and would hold the Japanese responsible for any losses ) JAP NAVY MOVES SHANGHAI. July 15 The Japanese navy moved today to close the last loopholes along the China coast through which supplies have been reaching that part of China still holding out against Japanese invasion. Vice-Admiral Shigetaro Shimada, commander-in-chief of the Japanese China Sea fleet, issued a proclamation prohibiting traffic from midnight tonight (11 am., E.S.T..) of all ships in specified areas along the coasts of Chekiang and Fukien provinces, south of Shanghai. Shipping of all foreign powers but mainly of Great Britain will be affected and British authorities announced immediately thev would insist on the right of British ships to remain m the forbidden areas or to enter them or depart. They said they would hold the Japanese responsible for any losses suffered. Military necessity" was given as the reason for the Japanese move. Admiral Shimada's proclamation said ships entering or attempting to enter tne areas concerned would be detained by the Japanese navy which would assume no responsibility for any lasses incurred. Areas affected Included those around Hangchow, port at the head of Hangchow Bay, 110 miles southwest of Shanghai, in Chekiang province; Wenchow. also in Chekiang province: and Foochow, capital of Fukien province. FLEET CONCENTRATING TOKIO. July 15. The combined Japanese fleet will be concentrated off Yokosuka Thursday for an inspection by Emperor Hirohito, the imperial household announced today. Newspapers attributed the inspection to the monarchs concern "over grave international problems. The announcement did not specify the number of ships w hich would participate, but said the emperor would make a day-long inspection of train ing conditions." The Japanese foreign office announced today that progress has been made in the latest discussion between British Ambassador Sir Rob ert Craigie and Japanese Foreign Minister Hachiro Anta about Japan's demands that Britain close the Burma road to China. CHINESE REACTION CHUNGKING. July 15 A Chinese foreign office spokesman declared today that China would take appropriate action" if Great Britain decides to close the Burma Road, vital supply artery, to traffic with China. He recalled that Britain had Introduced a resolution in the League of Nations which bound all members to take no measures detrimental to Chinas interests and hinted that China might protest to London. If Britain is betraying China." one official said, it would "serve France Britain and even the United States right if China made peace with Japan freeing the latter for military action in southeastern Asia." Four Slain In Elections Stron; Man of Cuba Apparently Assured of Presidency HAVANA. July 15. Ful-gencio Batista, who once gained a narrow fame as the best stenographer in the Cuban army, appeared today to have won election as president of his country. THREE TO TWO EDGE TN VOTING yesterday, marked by scattered violence m which four persons were killed, Batista was credited unofficially with gaming a three to two. or better, margin of victory over former President Dr. Ramon Grau San Martin. The president-elect Is scheduled to take office next October 1 for a four-year term. He cannot succeed himself. Cubans acknowledged that actually the 39-vear-old peasant-born Batista could have taken over the presidency at anv time since he led Cuba's classic "revolt of the six sergeants" September 4, 1933. Instead, he chose for more than five years to remain the head of Cuba's armed forces. Only last December, Batista resigned from the army and dropped his title of colonel to become a candidate for the presidency to find out how he stood with Cuba's 2.000,000 voters. CHOSE OWN OPPONENT Batista was supported by seven political parties and Dr. Grau by three. Dr. Grau. a 58-year-old aristocrat and intellectual, had remained a candi date only at the personal request of Batista, who deemed him the best the opposition could offer. The Cuban strong man and his Junta named Dr. Grau to the presi dency when they first came to power but he resigned in January, 1934, after disa greements. Dr. Grau in recent months headed the Cuban Constituent Assembly which drafted a newr constitution for the nation, providing for various social reforms and for a premier to be named by the president. A military man may not be president, with the especial-exception of Batista. Yesterday's election had been frequently postponed since February to permit completion of the constitution. ELECTION DISORDERS Besides the death of four persons in election disorders, more than a score were wounded. Some voting booths were burned, some telephone wires rut and a bridge or two de-stroved. Official election returns will not be available for a day or two and possibly only then will the winner of Cuba's second most important elective office be known. This is the mayoralty of Havana, for which Raul Men-ocal, a Batista man, and Miguel Mariano Gomez, a member of the Grau group, were in a close race. Juan Marmello, m whom the Communists placed their hopes, appeared to have no chance to win the mayor's office. In the presidential contest, there were scattered charges and countercharges of fraud, but they were considered unlikely to alter the result. x'x , ; 0- W'v - $ : -R 1- -.Y ta 1 v: il M ; s ' '' - -T-'- -' -x6'.yZ '? R&- 4 "M x V 9 V y , A , v ' 9 & -J-T- i f Y;l ''- PART of the group of Canadian Red Cross nurses now In England are shown In the rest room of their quarters enjoying a piano Interlude. Like Canadas soldiers, sailors and airmen, they are trained and ready to take their places In the ranks should Hitler launch his oft-threatened Invasion of Britain. (Central Press Canadian Photo.) Presents News Of Minorities Exports of Cheese Under Regulation OTTAWA, June 15 The Dairy Products Board has ordered that no company or individual may export cheese outside Canada without the board's permission, it was disclosed Sunday in a government order published in the Canada Gazette. It das not affect cheese shipped to the United Kingdom by licensed exporters under the board's instructions. The board also ordered that all cheese exporters, wholesale cheese dealers, distributing warehouses for retail shops, manufacturers of process cheese and any other organization in Canada holding more than 200 boxes of Cheddar cheese must report immediately to the board the quantity held by such organizations on July 1. New Service at New York Outgrowth of Jewish Telegraph Agency NEW YORK. July 15. Formation of the Overseas News Agency, an organization for distribution of news concerning the national, political and religious life of minorities, has been announced hpre. The new agency is an outgrowrth of tne Jewish Telegraphic Agency, but will function independently of the older organization. Jacob Blaustein of Baltimore, a director of the Pan-American Petroleum and Transport Company, is president. Herbert Bay ard Swope Is chairman of the board of directors and William Allen White is vice-chairman. George Backer, publisher of the New York Post, and Harold K. Guinzburg president of the Viking Press, are vice-presidents. Directors include Dr. Frank Avdelotte, director of the Princeton University Institute for Advanced Studies; Rev. Robert I. Gannon, president ol Fordham University; John Francis Neylan, of San Francisco William Jay Schleffelm; Dr James T ShotweU, of Columbia University; Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver, of Cleveland and Hendrik Willem Van Loon. Woman Flier Dies Serving Britain LONDON. Eig Julv 15. Mrs. Elsie Joy Davison, of the air transport ser vice is the first British woman pilot to lose her life m this war, it was an nounced yesterday. A flier since 1929 and holder of the Air Ministry Commercial B license, Mrs. Davison was taking a refresher course in order to ferry planes from factories to R.A F. fields when she was killed. Details of the accident were not revealea. Downs Boxer LOS ANGELES, July 15. A bandit took $7 from Francis Petry, young aircraft factory worker, without trouble. Then the gunman demanded a wrist-watch on which was engraved "Colorado Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion" and the fun began. One punch and the boxer went down and his watch away. Czechs to Get A Government Son of F.D.R. At Convention i Friendly Foes IN LONDON, ENG. ELLIOTT OF TEXAS Recruiting in Canada Follow Recognition to He I One of Delegation LONDON. Eng, July 15 The Erl-tish Government will extend formal recognition to the Czech national committee of London as the government of Czecho-Slovakia. it was repoited in diplomatic circles last night. The recognition will be announced later this week in House of Commons, it was predicted. A spokesman for the committee declared: There are many Czechs in Canada whom we hope to enlist under the authority of the Czech Government. They would be an invaluable addition to the Czech soldiers in Britain who will form a Czech brigade " There are thousands of Czech soldiers m Bntatn Uio were evacuated from France after fighting there for the Allied cause. Some are skilled pilots who are anxious to form a Czech air force. Australians Fight Gas R a t i o n i n g MELBOURNE. Australia. July 15. The propased rationing of gasoline in Australia, twice as drastic as expected, has aroused such widespread protests that Frederick Stewart, minister of supply, has promised to reconsider the measure. Pledged to Garner CHICAGO, July 15 One Roasevelt already Is at the Democratic national convention in an official capacity. He is Elliott Roosevelt of Forth Worth, second son of the president. Elliott is a Texas delegate, but he expressed no opinion as to whether his father would be renominated. The state's delegation is instructed to vote as a unit for Vice-President Garner for the presidential nomination. I haven't got a thing to say, Elliott told reporters, "except that the man who is nominated here will win the election James H. R. Cromwell, former minister to Canada, was elected chairman of the New' Jersey delegation. He is Democratic candidate for senator. In addressing the state delegates yesterday, Cromwell referred to the death of his child, born prematurely in Hawaii to his wife, the former Dons Duke, tobacco family heiress. I talked with Mrs. Cromwell bv telephone at noon." he said. She assured me that she Is getting along fmp and insisted that I remain here Mrs. Woodrow Wilson of Washington Is the only former first lady at the romention. The Republicans had two former presidents' wives at Philadelphia Mrs William Howard Taft and Mrs. Bpniamm Harrison. BOISE, Idaho, July 15. Friendship doesnt alway cease in political battles. William Galloway of Boise, Democratic candidate for state representative for Ada County, wanted to I go fishing. But it was near-j ing the deadline for filing i his petition. I His opponent, Incumbent 1 Republican Hamer Budge, I filed the papers for him. Stutterers Taught Cure California University Doctor Reports on Method LOS ANGELES, July 15. A psychological method of curing stutterers, mainly by teaching them to imitate themselves, was reported here today by Dr. Harry M. Chase of the University of California. TEN ARE CURED oven persons who completed a full eight-months course of treatment were discharged as completely cured Twenty other stutterers who started taking the treatment at the same time either dropped out or have not yet finished it. The treatment consists of giving the patient ' negative practice" and of eliminating from his sphere of consciousness any social or vocational maladjustments that might have fostered the speech impediment. Negative practice is the training of a person to do voluntarily something that he ordinarily does only involuntarily. The patients. Dr. Case said, were taught to stutter voluntarily. IMITATE THEMSELVES That gave them the faculty for imitating themselves, and at the same time the power to refrain from imitating themselves, which meant the ability to avoid the former habit." The desire for a cure probably was a powerful factor. Dr. Case added. He said patients who did not return regularly for treatment were improved but not cured. Speech blockers" persons who suddenly become unable to say anything before an audience, became worse when given the same treatment as the stutterers. Dr. Case reported. A successful treatment was evolved, he said, by having the patient engage in conversations and by gradually increasing the number of steners until they equalled the size of the group before which the original blocking was experienced. Farm Minister Still Required JllSt Wishful CABINET SHUFFLE Nazi Claim Dcslrurlion of More RrilLh Ship Than Actually Exit LONDON. Eng. July 15 The Admiralty press section, adding up German reports of naval successes, said yesterday that the Nazis have claimed they have sunk or damaged 20 capital ships in the last four months five mote than Britain paxsessed at the start of the war. It said also that 15 more cruisers than Eritam had last September have been reported sunk or damaged by the Germans. Ottawa Fol I Seen Weir or Bracken for Bo at -Rid ing Family Ii Given Right -of -Way Through Bridge PEEKSKILL, N.Y., July 15. It cost the New York Central Railroad about $600 and required the removal twice in one day of four ton of the roads main line track, but Ray Douglas youngsters got their soda pop and sandwiches. OWNER OF CRUISER JJOUGLAS, a New York City building superintendent, owns a nifty 22-foot cabin cruiser named Dottle, which he moors in a nearby inlet at the foot of his summer cottage. The inlet Is on the east side of the Hudson River, while Bear Mountain rises from the western bank with plenty of soda stands and eating places. It seems, however, that Douglas inlet is blocked at the mouth by a low and long unused drawbridge over which run some of the New Yorle Centrals fastest trains. Until eight years ago, the drawbridge was opened regularly for the benefit of sand barges, but tnat traffic ceased, so the railroad built solid rails across the bridge. And the Dottie couldn t get under it by a foot at low tide. RIGHT TO OUTLET So Douglas took the matter up with the war department, which controls all inland waterways. What he suspected was true drawbridges on navigable waters must be opened on request. He requested passage at 10-30 a m. and 1 30 pm. yesterday. The Douglas family had decided to take a trip to Bear Mountain for refreshments. Promptly at the appointed hour the Dottie bore down on the drawbridge and found it open. A section crew of 30 had removed 240 feet of track under the supervision of a division engineer. his assistant, a superintendent of bridges and buildings and a member of the road's legal department. TRACK RETLACED The gang quickly replaced the track and stood by for three hours until the Dottie made hpr return pas-saee from Bear Mountain. Douglas predicted the gang would bp bark. My vacation starts Saturday." said Douglas, "and I plan to do a lot ot cruising. I suggest they keep a section gang handy at the drawbridge. The New York Central's legal representative had no comment " Annoitnccnicnl On McNaughton j Leaves Several Things Unsaid T oday In OTTAWA By JOHN MARSHALL Ralston Vague On Question Of Separate Corps For Canadians THE CHEERFUL OWb ts rude juj X to hurry through life Not noticing thirvx on the wuy When the trees end the flowers end svrv All give us new loee-uty ee-ch dev. OTTAWA, July 15. Official statements in time of war are frequently more important for what they fail to say than for what they do say. The announcement last night of the appointment by the British War Office of Major-General A. G. L. McNaughton, commander of the First Canadian Division, to the command of a British Corps provides an excellent example. The 75-word communique issued by Hon. J. L. Ralston, minister of defense, merely stated that with the consent and approval of the Canadian Government General McNaughton had been appointed by the war office to command a new corps, in which will be included certain British formations together with the First Canadian Division and its ancillary units. It further set forth that General McNaughton would assume the rank of lieutenant-general. The announcement did not state whether other Canadian units, apart from the first division, may later be attached to General McNaughtons corps. It did not tell whether the new corps is ultimately to be a Canadian one, or whether it is destined to remain largely a British one. It did not explain whether General McNaughton is now a British officer, or whether he remains a Canadian one, responsible to the Canadian Government. Inquiries only elicited information that he is to be paid by Canada, and that the British and Canadian components of the new corps will be paid by their respective countries. There was no information as to the original intention to have all the Canadian troops merged in the one army corps, distinctly representing this country, with a Canadian in command. The appointment of General McNaughton to the command of an army corps is no surprise. It was known that if and when a Canadian corps was formed, he was slated to lead it. His selection by the British War Office to command a mixed corps is an honor to him and to Canada, even though it leaves in doubt the disposition of such other troops as may go to Britain from this Dominion. Canadian T roops Protect Outposts THE plain truth of the matter is that final disposition of all troops being recruited for active service in this country has not yet been arranged. Accordingly, it is not known if there will be enough Canadian troops going to Britain to form an army corps. It is known that Britain Is looking to Canada to protect the outposts of this continent, and that Canadian soldiers are now on guard in Iceland, in Newfoundland and in the Caribbean area. And, as Mr. Ralston pointed out last week, Canada has to look to her own coastal defenses and to guard internees and prisoners of war sent here from Britain for safe keeping. The announcement last night was specific in one instance. It is clear that only the First Division and "its" ancillary units are in the new corps. Such other Canadians as may be in England are not yet included though there is no clue as to whether they ultimately will be. The command of the First Canadian Division is now vacant. It is stated here that the defense department will allow General McNaughton to name his own successor to that post, and that his decision will be accepted here. The appointment of General McNaughton is, in a sense, the biggest Canadian military news of the war, if only because of its implications in respect to the disposition of all our troops. Most would have desired all to stay together, to play their paft as a component unit. Otherwise it was a quiet week-end in the capital, with eyes cast toward the closing weeks of the Parliamentary session. Though it is impossible to state definitely when this will be, the Commoners hope to be through by the end of next week. They see no reason why they cannot. Most of this week will be taken up with the completion of the passage of the budget resolutions, with Henry Ford likely to be the subject of another attack. M. J. Coldwell, acting C.C.F. leader, who made a bitter verbal onslaught on the United States motor magnate a couple of weeks ago, has some new ammunition and wants to use it. Then there Is the "treachery bill, providing death, life imprisonment and other heavy penalties for traitors, spies, and saboteurs in this time of war. It is likely it will go through without much opposition. Job Insurance Measure Soon OTTAWA. Julv 15 Except for one post, the reorganization of the cabinet was completed last week. Hon. Angus L. Macdonald, former premier of Nova Scotia, was sworn m as minister of national defense for naval affairs, Friday night and at the same time Hon. James G. Gardiner, minister of agriculture. took the oath as head of the new department of national war services. Mr. Gardiner has been busy organizing the new department and preparing for the national registration which will be Its first major task for davs His formal installation awaited the passing Friday night of an act to authorize the department Earlier in the week Hon. W. P. Mulock was installed as postmaster-general. Hon. James L. Ilsley as finance minister, and Hon. Cohn W. Gibson as minister of national revenue. succeeding Mr. Ilsley. The department of agriculture now remains without a separate minister and Prime Minister Mackenzie King has given no indication as to when an appointment will be made. W. Gilbert Weir, Liberal. MacDonald, is a possibility for the post. He served as chairman of the agriculture committee last session and is a recognized authority on agricultural matters, particularly in Western Canada. Premier John Bracken, of Manitoba, who was in Ottawa last week in connection with a bill affecting his province. also has been mentioned as a possible choice. Prior to becoming premier nearly 20 years ago Mr. Bracken was head of the Manitoba Agricultural College. The Senate, which Friday night failed to pass a bill providing a $10.-000 annual salary for the minister of war services, met Saturday and put the bill through third reading. Camp By Check Ralston VISITS FETAWAWA peak lo Soldier? Attends Servire and ON. NORMAN A. McLARTY, minister of labor, will introduce h 1 s unemployment insurance resolution Wednesday or Thursday, and follow it up with the actual bill. This would leave next week for consideration of it, of the remairu-der of the estimates, and minor legislation. It is possible that the measure might strike a snag in the Senate where there are those who think a period of war, with all its attendant taxation, is not the time to assume the cost of an unemployment insurance scheme. In the Commons, where all parties are pledged to the principle of the bill, and only the New Democrats are lukewarm, details rather than general outline are likely to form any bones of contention that may arise. Mr. McLarty, speaking on the resolution first, will confine himself largely to argument as to why the bill should be passed now. He will urge its necessity, in order that when industry and workmen are busy they might contribute to a fund which will form a cushion for any post-war depression. Day's for Voting In Baltic States RIGA. Latvia. July 15 National flags of the three Baltic states, Estonia. Lithuania and Latvia, waved besidp red hammer-and-sickle emblems of Sonet Russia at polling places as the electorates voted m new parliaments today. It was the second of two days of ballot-marking for the only lust of candidates in the field candidates endorsed by the government and foreordained to vote for closer union with Soviet Russia and eventually for Sov.etization of each Baltic country. The vote is to be announced tomorrow. PETAWAWA. July 15. Defens Minister Ralston cast a seasoned soldier's eve over several thousand tanned gunners and sappers Sunday and pronounced them ready for any job any-w here. Accompanied by his executive assistant, Lt.-Col. A. A. Magee. Col. Ralston inspected the big artillery and engineer training camp here, attended church service with the men, and addressed them briefly. Col. Ralston came to Pe4awawa after visiting the training camp at Valcar-tier Saturday. "As a chap who has only been on his job for a week. he said. I have come up to say good morning to vou and to jom in your morning service. That service, he said, brought to mind memories of his own days rs a soldier. The finest memories associated with service were thase of the comradeship of the men with whom one stood shoulder to shouldpr. You look ready to take on any Job anywhere." he remarked. We are not only behind you but with you. We are all workers together in the biggest job Canada has ever undertaken." Before making his speech Col. Ralston w orshipped w ith the soldiers In Gods own cathedral, the great out- doors. Chaplains of several denominations joined in conducting devotions. They stood on a sandy knoll with troops arrayed around and below; them. Out in front of the troops stood Col. Ralston and Col. Magee. Chairs were plared there for their convenience but during the sermon they scorned them and sat on the grasa as did the troops. Later Col Ralston took the salut at a camp march-past as the men returned to their quarters. Most wera clad in light denim-shorts and shirts but some, mostly troops in the artillery and engineer training centres, wora battle dress trousers. All wore sun helmets. POOR PA Leave Clothes "Ma thinks Im sure to get to heaven. She says Ive always been real liberal about volunteerin her services for any kind of church work. Bovs Return to Swimming Hole, See Seareh for Tlieir Bodies NASHVILLE. Tenn . Julv 15 Two boys from suburban Donnelson didn't have the pleasure of attending their own funeral as did Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, but they had 6 strikingly similar experience. As Billy Carden, 10. and James Smith. 11. swam m a pond near their homes lete Saturday they fancied they saw a figure in the dark. Frightened, they headed for home without dressing. Early yesterday, neighbors, noticing the boys clothing on the bank, summoned an ambulance operator. The ambulance men. after dragging the pond for two hours, were about to quit when the boys showed up to gpt , their clothes.

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