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Temperatures East Idaho's Home Paper — First in News, Photos, and Features (24 hour» ending 5:30 a. m, Thurs.) Min. Max. Prec. Idaho Falls .................28 60 • .03 Boise .... 41 Chicago .......—.„.-46 Salt Lake City .......41 Seattle ___ 46 62 65 64 56 .07 .01 .30 T The Post-Register Home Edition FORECAST — Continued cloudy with occasional rains in valleys and snows in mountains south and central por- I S I w I tions ; little change in temperature. New Volume No. X. Associated Pres» — United Pres» Idaho Falls, Idaho, Thursday, April 10, 1941. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation Number 137 I Allies Ready for Decisive Balkan Stand ' F. R. Asks Law • To lake Over U.S. to Establish Greenland Bases . Foreign Ships President Includes Axis Vessels With Danish in Request; Would Aid British WASHINGTON, April 10. (/P)—'The United States embraced Greenland within its hemisphere defense system Thursday under an agreement permitting establishment of air bases and President Roosevelt said it was proposed to make sure the big island would remain a Danish colony. The chief executive said in a formal statement that the present set-up, which in effect«?brings Greenland under the protec- C. 1.0. Okehs Plan to End Ford Strike Allies Prepare Major Battle After First Retreat BUC H ARC ST • BELGRADE# •#./>- JUGOSLAVIA ------------ B U LG AR I Al WASHINGTON, April 10 (/P)—President Roosevelt asked congress for broad statutory authority to take over any “foreign-owned vessels lying idle in our ports.'” This authority, he said in a message to the legislators, should be subject to the payment of just compensation. Although the chief executive had asserted Tuesday that he would recommend legislation to permit the purchase or charter of 39 Danish vessels which have been taken into "protective custody" by the coast guard, the language of his message Thursday was not limited to the Danish ships. tion of this government, “is a new proof of our continuing friendliness to Denmark." An agreement to place the island within the score of America’s plans for cooperative defense of the western hemisphere was signed Wed- { nesday by the President and by the j Danish minister, Hendrik De j Kauffman, who, Mr. Roosevelt said, ■ acted on behalf of the Danish king. j Nazis Reported In handing the President’s state- ; ment to reporters, Stephen Early, j presidential secretary, said the j agreement had been consummated after the United States "had received information that German planes have been flying over Greenland." Greenland, he said, has been Idaho Potato Yield Rises Governor Awai+s Reply From Company After Submitting Proposal To Compromise Dispute Marketing Service Reports End; Review Reveals Price Lag DETROIT, April 10. (/P)~ The Ford Motor company accepted with modifications late Thursday the three-point program of Gov. Murray I). Van Wagoner for settlement of the nine-day old strike at the firm’s River Rouge plant. Summarizing the 1940-41 potato production season for Idaho, an an- placed in exactly the same cate- nuai review issued by the agricul gory as any other Atlantic islands tural marketing service here Thurs- Marine Act The President cited a provision of the merchant marine act of 1936 which authorizes him to requisition or purchase any American-owned vessels in time of national emergency or when the national defense makes it advisable. The section provides for a method of compensation. "There does not appear,” Mr. Roosevelt asserted, "to be any comparable provision with respect to foreign-owned vessels lying idle in our ports. “In view of the growing shortage of available tonnage suited to our national needs, I am satisfied, after consultation with the heads of the interested departments and agencies of the government, that we should have statutory authority to take over any such vessels as our needs may require, subject, of course, to (CoDt*nijp(j on Paco Ninel (Column Seven! C. of C. Group Meets Clark owned by non-American powers. The agreement, the secretary asserted, is in complete accordance with terms of the Monroe Doctrine and with a declaration signed by the 21 American republics at Havana. In that later declaration, the republics agreed that no foreign possession in the western hemisphere should be transferred to the flag of another foreign country. Proof of Friendship "Last May," the President’s statement said, "the Greenland councils requested the United States to keep in mind the exposed position of the Danish flag in Greenland. I at once offered to make available relief, if necessary, and to assure a continued flow of necessary supplies for the island. "The present step is a new proof of our continuing friendliness to Denmark.” •Early told reporters that Greenland was practically ail within the western hemisphere—"enough to rfiake it all-inclusive." Administration officials, recently delineating the theoretical boundaries of the hemisphere, included Greenland and excluded Iceland. Scout Population Greenland is one of the largest islands in the world, and one of the least populated. The commerce department says 695,000 of the 850,000 square miles in the deceptively-named land are covered by ice and at last count the population numbered about 16,200 Eskimos and 400 Danes. day showed increased yields but lower prices and crop valuation. The federal bureau’s local office was closed for the season with issuance of the annual report, and the reporter, Ralph Risser, announced he would leave Friday for Crystal Springs, Miss., to cover the vegetable movement there. "In justice to the facts, a rosy picture of the 1940-41 potato season cannot be presented in Idaho," said Mr. Risser. "Perhaps the one greatest factor contributing to the unfavorable 1940 crop of late potatoes was the high average per acre yield in the United States." Average Yield Up Yields averaged 265 bushels per acre this season compared to 230 bushels last season, but acreage valuation dropped from $92 last season to $79.50 this season. Idaho produced 32,860.000 bushels of potatoes compared to 28.520,000 last season, but the average seasonal farm price dropped from .40 in 1939-40 to .30 in 1940-41. Total crop valuation also dropped from $11,408,000 in 1939-40 to $9,858,000 in 1940-41. Only seasons lower in the price (Continued on r-aen Nina) (Column Eight! * DETROIT, April 10. (/P)—\ The United Automobile Workers (C. I. O.) accepted late Thursday a three-point proposal for settlement of the Ford Motor company strike which Gov. Murray D. Van Wagoner laid before both sides in the controversy. In federal court Thursday, Frank Nolan, Ford counsel, told Judge Arthur J. Tuttle that two company witnesses waiting to testify in an injunction hearing had been assaulted by members of the U. A. W-C, I. O. in front of the federal building. I. A. Capizzt, chief of Ford counsel, who was preparing the company’s reply to Governor Van Wagoner’s proposals immediately hurried to the courtroom. § Berlin Claims Croat Split In Yugoslavia Greeks Deny Fighting Force Impaired and Assert Eastern Army Still Holding Out STIFFENING GREEK and British resistance Thursday cheered allied hope» In the Balkans, even though this military map showed a tremendous initial German gain. The Germans in the first major action of the southeastern Europe war: 1. Took control of Greek Macedonia, captured Salonika and Xanthc, planted the swastika on the Aegean sea, cut off the Turks from the Greeks; 2-3, Swept across mountains to capture Yugoslav cities, split Serbian army from allies, took control of Vardar Valley and slashed to Albania to join with the Italians. <*> -■ —— — .. Nazis Find Salonika f r Port Ruined jU6Z Láflál Hitler Eyes Clark Firm in Gasoline Battle BOISE, April 10. (A?)—Governor Clark, continuing conferences with representatives of major oil companies, said in an interview Thurs- BOISE, April 10. (A»)—National defense projects for eastern Idaho, including highway construction and construction of the proposed power and flood control reservoir on the south fork of the Snake river, were discussed with Governor Clark Thursday by a delegation from the eastern Idaho chamber of commerce. The trip to Boise was made, members of the group said, to discuss with the governor eastern Idaho projects he may call to the attention of federal officials during his forthcoming 10-day visit to Washington. The governor leaves by train Monday, lieservoir Plan Among proposals discussed, said Paul V. Nash, secretary of the Pocatello chamber of commerce, were the south fork reservoir; defense highways, manufacturing plants and amunition dumps, and continuance at full strength of the 25 civilian conservation corps camps in the eastern Idaho area. Members of the group, who also conferred with Allen C. Merritt, public works commissioner, and state chamber of commerce officials, included Nash, J. L. Craig, jr., president of the Pocatello chamber; Earl Hockett, secretary of the Idaho Falls and eastern Idaho chambers of commerce; W. L. Hansen of Ashton, president of the eastern Idaho chamber; and W. H. Jensen, chairman of the Bannock county board of commissioners. Idaho Republicans Meet in Boise To Close Ranks Heath Predicts Removal of f, Beet Output Curb BOISE, April 10. (A>> — Policy makers of Idaho’s Republican par- I ty met Thursday with Thomas Heath of Preston, state chairman, in an effort to dissolve rumored differences and, in Heath’s words, ; "plan a bureau of Republican action and information.” In addition, Heath said, the executive committee would consider i issuing a state Republican platform. Commenting on reports the party was split into factions, Heath de- j clared "the committee is represent| ative of all party factions. There are old Republicans and young Republicans, conservatives and liberals, on that committee and we’re going to come out with a harmonious program." He expressed doubt a paid party secretary would be employed, as has been speculated upon recently, and asserted "our representative form of government calls for men to devote their own time and | expense to the party.” Present for the meeting are Mrs. Carlyle Smith of Caldwell, state vice chairwoman; Henry Scheideman of Wallace, J. L. Eoerle of Boise, T. W. Smith of Rexburg, Lewis Ord of Nampa, Hoard Hall of Murtaugh. day he was “standing pat” in his fight against a recently imposed increase of one-cent-per-gallon in gasoline prices. "I have the attorney general’s office at work on thisp roblem,” the governor said, "and we're going to do something about it—even if we have to put the state into the gasoline business.” Gasoline prices were raised a cent a gallon in eastern Idaho last week and a similar raise was affected by companies in this area in the past few days. Reply Quickly The governor, in the presence of union officials, read a letter of reply to him from R. J. Thomas, union president, which said the U. A. W.- C. I. O. accepted the proposal and would recommend its adoption at a meeting Thursday night of Ford Rouge plant workers. The union’s reply came only three hours after the governor had called upon both Ford and union officials to accept "without further delay” his plan for settling the strike. He issued a statement in which he said that in the interests of na- national defense and preservation of law and order he was submitting a "practical and fair" plan with the knowledge that it does not satisfy the desires of either the company or union. FRIENDSHIP FAUT MOSCOW, April 10. (A*) — Red By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Germany late Thursday claimed the breakup of Yugoslavia in announcing through the German news agency, In­ ternationales N a c h r i chten Buro, the formation of an independent Croat state. The report cam* as the Greek government declared that its army still was intact and ready to “deal a decisive blow at the German invader with allied support.” Turkey indicated fear of Invasion by removing civilians from Istanbul, near the Bulgarian border. There were Indications that both the Greeks and the Yugoslavs were rallying from the first violent shock of the Nazi blitzkrieg, The Yugoslav legation in London said Yugoslav armies were now making a "supreme effort" to hurl back the German tide—presumably in the sector around captured Skoplje. No New' Gains A German radio broadcast telling of Nazi dive-bombing and machij^r gunning attacks on Yugoslav troops in the Skoplje area also indicated that the Slavs were threatening the German line. Berlin wat silent concerning any specific new gains. ATHfCNS,. April 10 </P> — With torch and explosives the Greeks destroyed everything of military value in the port of Salonika before abandoning the city to German forces, Emmanuel Spanakis, Associated Press correspondent, declared on his arrival here Thursday. Spanakis, the last newspaperman Decisive Engagement Of Balkans Still Unfought, Says Scribe t . The British were rejTttM lf"WI Star, organ of the Red army^ said WfI * 150 -miJe #*fense lit A. north- Th-xsday the Soviet ssiau-YugO' prn Greece, from Phlorina south- sla> pact signed Just before the t0 Mount Dlympus, anchored outbreak of the Balkan conflict Is at the jeft bv the s500-foot Mount "all the more valuable under the perister and Lake Prespa and run- new conditions because the Soviet njng along a mile-high range Union always fulfills its Interna-, through the town of Kozani to By DeWrrr MacKENZIE The decisive engagement of the battle of the Balkans still has to be fought, and as matters now stand it likely will hinge on the Greco- tional pledges." 10 Party Leader Post Declined ENTER ZAGREB NEW YORK, April 10. (A*)—The German radio broadcast Thursday the announcement of the high comic leave the city before the Ger- j Britiah'main line"of defense which I mand‘tbat “^er“£n mans entered, declared: j is being forged across northern | ™oved m,° Za*Ueb* c»Pita! "f ^.roa "I left Salonika on the last ship Greece, from the Bay of Salonika I ^ pi™*«? t£f nooul^e" to leave the port. ) t0 the south Albanian port of Chi-1 am,dsl cheers of the populace, "Flames were roaring hundreds mara on the Adriatic sea. of feet into the air from blazing! Even this may demonstrate that warehouses, oil tanks and airport (he Baikan upheaval is merely a facilities. phase of a far greater project which is staggering in scope. Hitler’s goal after he has smashed Yugoslavia (he hopes, and not without reason) is stated by the government-controlled Italian newspaper Topolo Di Roma to be the Suez canal—an Crane» Blown Up "Blasts from exploding dynamite roared across the deserted harbor as cranes and everything of mili- tay value were blown up. “Hours later, more than 60 miles away, the flames seen." Spanakis told of the early bomb- less German aerial offensive still rmilH hP announcement presumably calculat- 1 C ed to serve some military purpose. BOMB CHANGSHA NEW YORK, April 10. (A*)—Do- mei, Japanese news agency, broadcast Thursday an announcement from the Japanese fleet in central China seas that naval planes had j "severely bombed" Changsha, capi- j tal of the inland Chinese province i of Hunan, destroying "numerous munitions storehouses.” Olympus, a 9500-foot peak. Allied hopes rose with the news that battalions of British flamethrowers, tanks and armored cars newly arrived from Africa, were rushing north from Piraeus, the port of Athens, for a decisive battle with Adolf Hitler’s blitzkrieg legions. M&cek Bolls A German report from Zagreb, Croatia, announced the Yugoslav split and said Vladimir Macek, Yugoslav vice premier, speaking over the Zagreb radio, announced (Continued on Pa*o Nine) (Column Six) Caucasus There’s another possibility to against Salonika. Apparently they which Premier Churchill called at- Reynolds May Get Sheppard's Post WASHINGTON, April 10. <A>) — Chairmanship of the senate military committee, which plays an influential role in shaping national defense legislation, appeared likely Thursday to pass into the hands of strapping, ruddy-faced Robert Rice Reynolds, North Carolina Democrat often at odds with President Roosevelt’s foreign policies. The death Wednesday of veteran Senator Morris Sheppard, Texas Democrat who had headed the committee for several years, left Reynolds as the ranking majority member with apparently undisputed claim to the chairmanship. Although Reynolds would not comment, friends said there was no doubt he would take it. Bridge's Forces Win Union Battle BOISE, April 10. (A1) — Within the next "three or four days," Thomas Heath, state senator, of Preston, predicted Thursday, an order will be issued from Washing*' ton "removing all restrictions on sugar beet production." Heath, sugar factory superintendent here for a meeting of the Republican state executive committee in his capacity as state _ chairman, said his sources in Wash“ ington were "definite” in assurances to him the restrictions would be lifted. “The quota* are being removed because of increasing inability to ship in sugar from foreign countries due to war conditions,” ne ™ explained, adding Idaho producers would benefit little because most sugar beet acreage in this state already is planted. Girl Recovering From Long Coma PHILADELPHIA, April 10. (A*)— An Easter basket was prepared Thursday for Ruth Stevenson, 23, j who is showing signs of awakening from a three and one-half month coma in Temple university hospital. Ruth’s sisters, Mrs. Edward McGinn and Irene, Marion and Lillian, made up the basket of eggs to be delivered to her in the hope that it will further stimulate her recovery. The girl was critically injured In an automobile accident last Christmas eve. For more than three months she lay unconscious in the hospital, but in the past 10 days she has recognized her father and brothers and sisters at her bedside. Hospital officials said she was much better, but warned against "false hopes." LOS ANGELES, April 10. (A>)Harry Bridges’ administration forces have won a triple victory at the C. L O. International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s union convention and opponents admit a fight to unseat their alien president will fail. After a two-hour debate, a constitutional change providing for biennial instead of annual conventions was adopted in a roll call vote. 160-75. The I. L. W. U. leader comes up for re-election this week end. Expects Sabotage CHICAGO, April 10. (A5)-MaJ. Charles W. Leihy of Chicago declared Thursday that “should hostilities develop” sabotage could be expected in vulnerable portions of the nation’s electric power system and would be "more dreaded than 1 bombing." The Idaho Falls Citizens’ party Thursday was temporarily without a chairman for the April 22 municipal election campaign, as O. H. Hansen announced in a press statement that he would be unable to accept the position to which he was elected at the party’s nominating convention. . Mr. Hansen was in Salt Lake City on business when he was elected to the post. Upon his return, he explained that he would not be able to accept the chairmanship “because of new and added responsibility in a business way." Meeting Expected The executive committee of the party expected to meet this week with Hoyt Ray, mayor nominee, to pick a new chairman. "There are numerous men of ability and high standing available in the ranks of the party for the position of chairman," said Mr. Hansen. To Idaho Falls voters, he directed this portion of his statement: Lauds Candidate» "It would be well for the people of Idaho Falls to consider carefully the able group of candidates on the Citizens’ ticket. "Every candidate holds a responsible place in the business affairs of our city, and I urge you to give careful consideration to their qualifications. They are the type of men you will feel free to entrust with the business affairs of your city. "The people of Idaho Falls need a change of city administration; a breath of fresh air; a break from boss rule, "I endorse the sentiments expressed at the Citizens’ convention. The splendid representation there speaks for itself." were trying to overawe the de fenders without causing any destruction. "German planes were over Salo­ nika continually," Spanakis said, "We had six or seven alarms a day, although no bombs were tention Wednesday when he warned Russia “there are many signs that point to a Nazi attempt to secure the granaries and the oil fields of the Caucasus." Should the drive against the canal through the near east eventuate we James Roosevelt And Nurse Get License to Wed U.S. Troopships Placed in Service dropped, the people spent most of; shal!) in my view, find that the pres- the days in air raid shelters. Many even would not come out to eat. City Doomed "Salonikans learned for the first time that their city was doomed late Tuesday afternoon when a communique announced that the Germans had broken through the Yugoslav lines in the Vardar valley. "Almost immediately, hospitals bundled their wounded into ambulances and left the city. Military authorities requisitioned boats of all kinds and every automobile to move military stores. "Soldiers loaded equipment of every description on sailing vessels and steamers which left as dusk drew near." (Continued on Pagro Nino) (Column Eight) Senator Thomas Sees Aid for Western Woolmen LOS ANGELES, April 10. <A>)-~ James Roosevelt, eldest son of the President, and Romelle Schneider, who nursed him through an illness in 1938, applied Thursday for a license to wed. He gave his age as 33. Miss Schnieder said she was 25. Roosevelt said the marriage would take place next week, that it would be a quiet, home ceremony, and that the date, possibly next Tuesday, was dependent upon his mother’s arrival here. He said he had learned that, as a captain at the United States WASHINGTON, April 10. <A>> — The war department disclosed Thursday that all army passenger and freight transports had been diverted to move troops and supplies between the United States and overseas possessions and bases. n Robert P. Patterson, undersecre-’ tary, announced at the same time that a complete censorship had been clamped on all military information on all overseas bases. Twenty six combination passenger-cargo ships and freighter» which comprised the army transport service had been shifted to the new assignment. Airline Expansion Stirs Senators WASHINGTON, April 10. (A*)— A spirited senate floor controversy was reported in the making Thursday over the most effective manner of expanding trans-Atlan­ tic air service in preparation for a period of stiff international competition expected to develop after the war. WASHINGTON, April 10. (A»Western wool producers have obtained "important concessions" in federal defense program purchases, Senator Thomas (R-Idaho) said Thursday. In a press statement, Thomas announced a satisfactory arrangement had been worked out by growers’ representatives, wool merchants, army quartermaster officials and officers of the division of purchases under which “the government will place orders for wool purchases prior to the marketing marine base at San Diego, he was not to be transferred from there, "so we decided to be married as soon as possible." Roosevelt Is scheduled to fly to Mexico City Friday with a film party and return Monday. Score Injured In Train Wreck Buying Program Hikes Hog Prices VALDOSTA, Ga., April 10. (A0— A score or more of passengers were injured when a Chicago-Miami streamline train was wrecked at Dupont, Ga., Thursday. The big steam locomotive hauling the tourist special "South Wind,” ripped up about a mile of Atlantic Coast Line track but remained upright. Four passenger cars overturned in a ditch, a fifth car left the rails but did not overturn and two others remained on indicated none of The dispute already has led to Thomas explained. several heated sessions of the senate appropriations committee which decided, after hearing a variety of expert testimony, to recommend subsidization of a second airline to Europe in addition to j CHICAGO, April 10. (/P) — Assurances that the government will begin its program of purchasing lard uio11vlUUS , and other pork products immedi- of the 1941 clip so that producers ately in order to stabilize the hog mav know the needs before they 1 maket helped to advance hog prices reports . , 15 to 25 cents here Thursday. mLu*"ed wa5 dangerously nun. "The government will state pub- This upturn restored a $9.00 top | About 100 passengers were ■■ licly at an earlv date the total to the market and practically wiped amount of wool that wil be needed out. the sharp set-back that occur- Jury to Probe Firms for the balance of the year," j red Tuesday when farmers ship- 1 ped a large number of hogs to market. Requests for bids of that amount of wool will be put out by mid- June or sooner, so that mills can arrange for their needs while wool still is in the growers’ possession. 'There will be a conference be- that operated by Pan-American | tween government officials and airways. The decision was made None Hurt in Naval Blimp Crash WASHINGTON, April 10. W— The justice department announced Thursday that a federal grand jury at Newark. N. J., had subpoenaed the books of two corporations in an investigation of complaints t by a 14-13 vote. SEES LENINGRAD # ----------------LENINGRAD, April 10. (A*) — ToaSV 111 1916 Yosuke Matsuoka, Japanese for- * eign minister, made a sightseeing visit Thursday to this city where he started his diplomatic career 1 30 year* ago. April 10, 1916. (A*)—French abandon Bethincourt Salient in face of j German drive at Verdun. that “certain German interests’1 were trying to restrict production growers representatives to deter- | LAKEHUR3T, N. J., April 10. <A>> of important drug, dye and chem- mine a fair price for domestic wool ! -The L-2, a naval training blimp. ; ical products and to control ana at the time bids are placed. crashed in a cedar swamp 300 feet restrict United States trade wita "In addition, a differential be- | south of the Lakehurst naval air Latin America, tween prices of foreign and domes- station at noon Thursday. None of tic wools will be determined to pro- its crew of four was injured, AT WA K M St KiING» tect domestic producers,” added Lieut. Henry F. Burfeind, in com- WASHING! UN, April 10 . UP) Thomas, who himself is a sheep- mand of the craft, said damage from President Roosevelt expect» t» man, owning a ranch near Gooding, the crash appeared to be confined spend three days at Warm L.prmga, Idaho. ! entirely to the fabric. beginning next Wednesday.

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