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GROWS 1940-OS3301.075.00 . 273, Phoenix, Arizona ART Today Pag68 113 N. CENTRAL AVE. TELEPHONE 3-11U Satnitiay Morning, February 15, 1941. BRITISH BATTER AT AXIS Cowboy Survives Nightmare Hell's Angels Shows Stuff But Loses- Thrills And Spills Mark Rodeo Session "" (Additional Story, Pictures, Page 8) E DDIE CURTIS, stocky young waddy from El Reno, Okla., gave a 10-second nightmare to Hell's Angels, reputedly the world's worst bucking horse, to furnish the afternoon thrill for yesterday's perform- uice at the Phoenix World's Championship Rodeo. The Oklahoma cowhand took everything Hell's Angels could fish out of his equine bag of tricks and rhen the time whistle blew still was topside more than half a ton of-squirming, squealing horseflesh. Moments later, though, he was half-thrown from his saddle and thankfully grabbed onto his wait- Ing hazer, who carried him away. Is Called Wont Hell's Angels was given the title "worst in the world" at the Houston, Tex,, rodeo last March on vote of the judges and cowhands who participated in that show. It was his second appearance in Phoenix, having taken part in last year's thow. { And for the full time Curtis, stayed with him, the horse proved ] his mettle. Heels flashing in the We afternoon sun, he swapped | elds, tossed and churned rodeo! rrounds dust, squealing and grunt- j Kg in rage. . j Takes Top Place I The ride gave Curtis first place j to the afternoon bronc riding ' events, but he was closely followed i by Stub Bartlemay of Arlington, i Ore., who gave the low-down to Walter Winchell, his mount. Third j place went to Pete Grubb of Flor- : ence who mastered Smoky. j Day winners still were to be announced in the show, which it I sponsored by the Phoenix Junior! Chamber of Commerce, as events for the first night rodeo staged in I Arizona still were to be held. j Vicious Brahma bulls gave all! their expected thrills to several thousand spectators, although none of the contestants was injured wiously. Grazed By Bull's Horns Jack Wade. Canadian all-round champion from Halkirk, Alta., was cut slightly on the cheek as he grazed his bull's horns when the I animal spun erazily, close to the j thute from which it was liberated, j Wade was tossed and was given Bo time lor his ride. He later war treated and released from St. Joseph's Hospital. pick Griffith of ScoUsdale, named Cfiwnpinn bull rider for the last two years, lived up to advance rep- utanoii and took first place for the afternoon after a ride which apparently seemed effortless. He left the bull after the 10-second whistle winded, spun halfway round in ™-air and landed on his leet. Second and third place for 1he •nernoon went to Kid Fletcher wHugo, Colo., and Pete Travis of Cypress, Calif., respectively. Brings Throne To Fwt A slate-colored bull ridrtcn by wrald Roberts of Strong City, M&J brought the crowd screaming ftj£ leet when he turned on nooerts, who hung to a wire fence P^wmpletuig his ride, and tried •"Wtttherider's left knee. •Jtpoens was pulled over the *«* by a cowhand on the outside "ena, but his knee was over with the animal's as- i me - ior the afternoon In mE event wa s awarded of Newhal). Calif., were cheated of any BritishAidyVazi Spring Attacks Are CWVHAXD TOPS OUTLAW: All four feet off the ground. Hell's Anerls screamed and grunted at Eddie Curtis, El Rrno, Okln., in yesterday afternoon's -performance at the Phoenix World's Championship Rodeo, hut the, stocky Curtis stayed topside to conquer the world's worst bucking: horw. Feet flashing, head down, the outlaw Is shown as he approarhed the wire fence, immediately in front r-f the fairgrounds grandstand, a few seconds before Curtis was helped out of the saddle by a hta.fr. For staying on Hell's Angels 10 seconds and for furnishing the thousands of spectators with perhaps the biecest thrill of the afternoon, Curtis was voted by judges .the host hronc rider for that part of the show. The ride to-pped an offering of 20 hrnnc rides by the best riders in the rodeo circuits.— (Republic Staff Photo.} Foes Get Ne\v_Help Senator Walsh To Sponsor Change (Additional Story, Page 5) AV/ASHTNGTON, Feb. 14— W (AP)—A strategy meeting of senate critics of the lease-lend bill revealed today that an amendment prohibiting the transfer of any part of the navy to England would probably be offered by none other than David I. Walsh of Massachusetts Democratic chairman of the nava committee. Nearly a score of senators gathered late in the day in the tiny subterranean office of Hiram Johnson, Republican. California, in the oldest part of the capitol, discussed procedure, delegated Bennett Champ Clark, Democrat, Missouri, to make the first speech in opposition to the lease-lend bill in the senate next week, and talked about amendments which the group would support. Attendance Is Surprise The fact that Walsh attended the meeting came as more than a mild surprise to those who have kept tab on the development of the lease-lend controversy. The word that he would throw his prestige as " chairman of the naval committee behind trie amendment in question was almost a sensation. Other amendments were under consideration and the participants reported the group to be in rather general agreement in backing them. The,se included a flat prohibition on the use of naVaT vessels to escort ships to Britain, and on sending American' merchant ships into the war zones. Another amendment would restrict American assistance to countries which would be specifically named in the bill. Such a change was urged by Wendell L. Willkie, in his testimony before the foreign relations committee this week. Walsh Is Noncommittal Walsh himself was noncommittal about the possibility of his presenting the naval amendment, but others who attended said he was expected not only to do so but to. make a speech supporting the proposal. From Walsh came only the word that an amendment would be proposed which would prohibit any "interference with the navy." A reporter asked his opinion of the controversy between Willkie and the secretary of the navy, Frank Knox. in which the former proposes that five or 10 destroyers a month be sent to Britain and the cabinet officer insists that they can't be spared. "Knox ought to. .know," Walsh said bluntly. "If he doesn't know, I don't know who does." Awaiting the opening of the senate's debate on the bill, senators on both sides of the controversy engaged in preliminary sparring today and carefully rechecked their prospective voting lists, with conflicting claims resulting. Opposition Estimated Administration leaders were of Anticipated (Additional War Stories, Page 7) (By Associated Press) \V/ITH BOMBS, shells and a stiff jolt of power diplomacy, W the British yesterday launched a supreme effort to snag the axis spring offensive before it strikes at every vital spot of the empire. Even as the British diplomatic mission, its Allies ancT plain nationals were leaving dark, drear Bucharest on "the' last train" for home, these forces \vere in motion: .r Seven Killed \J3ridges Is Arrested, Will Face By Explosion - Q n [) ef)orta ti on Charges DU QUOIN, 111., Feb. 14— (AP) — _ ..„.»_ v.*n_m,cu i_n n>*j> . W witness his tying. ThejAll seven men at a plant manuiac- gAN FRANC ISCO, Feb. 14—(UP)—Harry Renton Bridges, California Congress of Industrial Organi- ~'estant competed in kuring liquid oxygen explosives for, zat j ons director and leader of Pacific coast longshoremen, was arrested tonight and ordered held for a Wiich"sta'rte'd L veS. m ri U>e event coal minirg were killed today in a; deportation hearing under the 1940 alien registration act on charges he is or has been a Communist. Ja««, m ,,,. ti ' nle e of aa [g 9 seconds blast so terrific it blew debris over . - _ . ° ne seconti faster than an area of a quarter of a mile and Tne warrant was served on Bridges in the office of his attorney, Richard Gladstein, by Earl A. ofWetumka, Juried one of the bodies 250 feetJ___ of Grao S . e N nd M HO too e k| The explosion, wrecking the plant; . W fj 1 J 18 seconds flat, and of the United Electric Coal Com- I ^.j^v I Q Hplrl went to Charlie Jones pany's Fidelity mine and damaging' £fiU JLO AJLVAU with 18.5 seconds. ' sev eral auxiliary buildings, shook | -m roping went 1o jhomes in Du Quoin, five miles combination from away. Fire followed the explosion. Butte—John and Tom The mine proper was not damaged. ?£? £ el W^ The dcad ' several of * m decap Everett Bowman of Hill- Cushinp, inspector for the U. S. immigration and naturalization service. i 0 19 ' 9 of Coolidge and third Ud s P ils burry of Bisbee seconds. in bareback went to Cecil Henley " 1 *•> who rode Red taken by c on Buck- place was won by imji"' °f Phoenix on Canada Wdlourth place went to Chuck Calif., on <rf_ bulldogging events— or less than bull *•* •—for the first go-round th in top place with seconds. Other win- gh Bennett of Fort J. 13.5 seconds; How- .of Doadwood, S. D., •4 seconds; Blacky Karman "'", fourth, 15.4 seconds, first Joe med On Page itated, were: For Sabotage WASHINGTON, Feb. 14—(AP) The Federal Bureau of Investiga- ATt. Barker, 69 years old, super-!tion announced tonight the arrest s^JXK ! J=i:ar^ < r«~r r arsrw.ssis: SSVSE -~ vJo'k. 31. brottm: M>» B.ito. 25. mat Toll.. C.11I, on ™>W 8. Hd^n Tool. 24. M John E-ppu...! T» *™°™«»'«: »« '"•"•'» \ Louis Puccinelli. San Francisco | — bond broker, posted 53.000 bond set tnp warrant which was served on !hy the government, freeing Bridges! nim in seclusion in Goldstein's of- irnmpdiatrly. fice previously he said "the causes The warrant charged Bride- - •• • *-'-' — " «-s with bring or having been a member of an organization "advocating overthrow of the United States government by force." The warrant, issued by Robert H. Jackson, attorney general, fixed March 31 a? the date for opening of the hearing in which the government, through the U. S. immigration sen-ice, will seek to prove Bridges is or was a member of the Communist party. Under the alien registration act, Bridges, an Australian-born alien. behind this new trial are the same ,.„,,_„„ ,_ ,, . a? before—part of the drive against;killed R. D. Moore, 13-year-old son Nations Fear Far-Eastern Surprise Pact Americans Continue To Get 'Go Home' Warnings SHANGHAI, Feb. IS—(Saturday) (UP)—Increasing indications of a possible "bombshell" Russo-Japanese accord which would free Nippon's major forces for use against British interests in Southeast Asia are partly responsible for the present extreme tension in the Orient, it was said in Occidental diplomatic circles today. It would be entirely, in accord with axis procedure, informants said, for Berlin and Tokyo to-spring a dramatic • announcement of a Russo-Japanese agreement • shortly before the expected German drive in Europe begins. Envoy Visits Moscow Japan's ambassador-designate to Germany. Lt. Gen. Hiroshi Oshima, was in Moscow Friday in conference with Lt. Gen. Yoshitsugu Ta- tekawa, Nipponese ambassador to Russia, the German and Italian ambassadors and probably with Soviet officals, it was said. Oshima is a strong advocate of all-out Japanese collaboration with the Germans and Italians and was one of the men who arranged the present three-power agreement which binds Japan to go to war in support of the European axis powers in event the United States enters the war in support of Britain. He served in Berlin before and is said to enjoy the confidence of Adolf Hitler. Bar To Accord Seen Japanese informants said they saw no indications of a broad Russo-Japanese agreement in the near future and pointed out that powerful elements in Tokyo still ire opposed to such an accord unless it involves sweeping guarantees, including a cessation of Russian assistance to Chinese Nationalist Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek. The Japanese professed to be "completely in the dark" as to the reasons for sudden increased nervousness in Australia, Britain, and the United States. Claims Peace Is Aim Japan has no intention of disturbing the peace in the Pacific ocean area, the Nipponese army spokesman here told newspapermen last night, but added that "if strong pressure were applied we would be compelled to take certain measures." What these measures would be the spokesman did not say. but it was assumed he meant attacks on Singapore and the Netherlands East Indies. New pleas by British and American consular officials in Japan and China that their nationals evacuate potential danger zones immediately "are strange hut not ununderstanda- hle to the Japanese," the spokesman said. ( There was no lessening in war| like tension here and scores of British and Americans were making reservations on the first available j steamers. . I In Hong Kong, following similar i action here, the U. S. consulate- AN _AUTOMOBILE struck and | general circularized 2,000 Americans urging them to leave for home the opinion that about 20 votes, or at most 25, was all the opposition could expect, out of a total senate membership of 95. But those opposed to the measure contended they had the rock bottom support of 29 senators. An equal number, they said, had yet to reach a final decision. Meanwhile, at the suggestion of Senator Holman, Republican, Oregon, the senate military committee voted unanimously to call Gen. George C. Marshall to its witness stand. Boy Is Killed By Automobile labor." "This new attack amounts to persecution. How many times must a man be cleared on the same charge before they leave him alone?" of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Moore, col- Nazis Increase Bulgar ' Watch 1 BUCHAREST, Feb. 15— (Saturday)— (UP)— German troop con- 1941 29 This Date Feb. 14 1940 30 30. All lived in Du Quoin. Mine officials said Rappusi, Bailey and Todd were unloading lamp black cartridges from a freight car and passing them to tne other men in tie plant when the blast occurred. . They were unable to explain what caused the shattering detonation. The lamp black cartridges themselves are harmless but become a powerful explosive when soaked with liquid ox^ge . Effectiveness: of liquid oxygen for military purposes was widely discussed last year when a Bait more demonstrated would be subject to deportation tojcentrations along the Rumanian had confessed the charge and also!Australia if the government can!frontier facing Bulgaria are being one of attempted extortion of 550,000 from the railroad company. The men, said the FBI, removed 44 spikes from the tracks. Tolle is located about 68 miles from Sacramento. 4 The FBI said it had filed today a complaint with a United States commissioner* Sacramento. prove he belonged to a subversive organization advocating overthrow of the government by force at any time during the 20 years he has lived in the United States. Government evidence in the case, was collected by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Bridges has denied consistently rharfrine the three with violating a he is or was a Communist. In 1939 federal law enacted last June j he successfully resisted a deporta- "makinE it a crime to wreck or at-j tion move when James M. Landis, tempt to wreck a train engaged in••-=-' '— J --' J - J "interstate commerce." A second . ,i-,,,iH immriiaint charged the men with go-round wild cow inventor demonstrated a liqum compiaini u ^k . . , pxto , t ion X^S'iT iiSb» h «^ was ™i^&%£z£^ _ k a train engaged in trial examiner, decided the govern- w « .. A b s fe econdime nt failed to prove Bridles be- he men wjth , d to tne Q^^st p | rty at " , d to tne the time of his arrest. Bridges declined to comjgent on steadily increased, it was understood early today. The German forces, it was said, are "like runners at the starting line waiting for the starters gun. o Ethiopian Rebels Gain New Ground CAIRO, Feb. pian 14—(INS)—Ethio- • lored, 1803 East Grant street, as he rode his bicycle along 16th street, presumably toward school, about 8 o'clock yesterday' morning. . It was the 29th fatality resulting from motor vehicle accidents in Arizona since January 1. The boy was struck, knocked down and run over by a car driven south on 16th street by Pat Holden, 19. of 506 North 12th street, who said the lad suddenly swerved in front of the car, sheriff's deputies reported. He was dead of head injuries and, possibly, a broken neck before aid could reach him. Harry E. Westfall. coroner, said he had not decided whether to rebels with the aid of British have an inquest and Holden was ylal . rebels, wiin detained by deputies, imperial tro °PJ' rito c °. l the British Besides his parents—his father is Iriddf/Eart commSd announced Ian employee of a cotton oil com- iodav Further progress on two press-young Moore is survived by ?onfs in Ertoeaw'asjounced. '• younger brother. at once. Similar warnings were sent 300 Americans still in the North China port of Tientsin, where the last of a first group of 90 Americans left for home Friday via Japan. Service Dodgers Receive Terms BOISE, Ida., Feb. 14— (INS)— Two Middleton, Ida., brothers today were sentenced to prison terms of one year each for failing to register for selective service. Appearing in federal court. Clark Cornell, 30 years old; and Boyd Cornell. 24, admitted that they voluntarily declined to register October 16. "The selective service was born as a war measure and was designed to prepare us for a foreign war," they declared. 1. An intense Greek offensive against the Italians in Albania! 2. Two attacks in one day upoa the Nazi invasion coast of France- 3. An Italian-reported Invasion attempting to strike at the vital Apulian aqueduct system of Southern Italy by at least 19 British parachute-saboteurs. 4. Official British declarations that Nazi-overrun Rumania is "enemy-occupied territory": that all Rumanian goods are liable to- seizure, that trading with Ru- ; mania or any Rumanian, directly or. indirectly, is a wartime crime. What was implied, but not said,, was that the use of Rumania aa a springboard for a southern offensive for the 600.000 German troops already there will bring showers of British bombs in the Balkans. 5. Staunch declarations from the \var leaders of the Australian Commonwealth that the Southern Pacific continent will meet any Japanese threat with all its lusty resources. . Simultaneous Blows Feared The background of all this is clear. Britain admittedly; fears that, the axis is preparing' to strike." simultaneously at England's shores,;, at Gibraltar through Spain, at Suez through the Balkans and Turkey, at Greece_ 'through Yugoslavia and Bulgaria, at Singapore and the Dutch East Indies with; Japan's military and naval arm. Britain cut have little hope,, if any, of bolstering any sort nf Yugoslav or Bulgar resistance to Adolph Hitler; indeed there is every indication those_ two nations will do Germany's, bidding in the hope of saving- . . the lives of thousands of their own people. ' But the ominous sound of the British declaration regarding Rumania and the show of force on. other diplomatic and military fronts are intended to prove to Turkey that Britain can and will help her if Turkey goes to war on Britain's side, and to. ensure that Turkey stands staunchly by her British alliance. : Turkey Is Important The British know that the present German pressure in the Balkans is directed not so much against Bulgaria and Yugoslavia as against Turkey, a country that really might block the German way to the Eastern Mediterranean and Suez. Similarly, this display of British firmness has the design of giving Japan pause as she reaches out, with battleships as her feelers, to the south. In Albania, the Greeks said their ;roops broke through Italian de- 'enses at many points in a strong offensive ushered in by 48-hpurs of steady artillery fire. The British air force also prepared the way with large-scale bombings which the RAF called the "heaviest and most successful" thus far in Albania. Bombers Strike The bombers of Britain and Germany struck simultaneously over German-held France and Britain, respectively, in attacks apparently of major proportions. Other heavy exchanges of aerial blows between Britain and the axis—including a reported British attempt to land by parachute a, body of sabotage troops in Southern Italy—also were reported in the Mediterranean sector. Britain denied the parachute attempt. With this stepped up air warfare, there were diplomatic offensives in the Balkans, whose anxiety was increased by: (t) —The conference of Yugoslavia's Premier, Dragisa ; Cvetkovic, and foreign minister, Alksander Cincar-Mark*-' vie, at Berchtesgaden with' Hitler and his foreign minister, Joachim Von Ribbentrop, with Yugoslavia reported raov--" injt a step closer to co-opera- • tion with the axis. (3) —Britain's classification of Rumania as territory under enemy occupation. (3) —Inspired articles in Tor- . key's government - controlled press declaring Turkey -will fight if Germany's army moves . into Bulgaria. Germany is reported demanding passage for her troops down the historic Vardar river route of conquest into Greece, presumably for a simultaneous blow which would be struck at Greece from the Bulgarian frontier north of Salonika. There was a calmer atmosphere in Australia last night after a war council meeting and a government declaration that the commonwealth would face any crisis "with deliberate purpose." U. S. Flag Flies Abroad ST. JOHNS, Newfoundland, Feb. 14—(INS)—For the first time in history, the Stars and Stripes today flew over Newfoundland territory. Old Glory was raised ceremoniously at the new United States naval base at Argentia. Mission Reaches Capital Of Mexico MEXICO, D. F-, Feb. 14— (AP)— A goodwill mission of 150 businessmen from Texas, New Mexico and Arizona arrived here tonight By train from El Paso for * visit of several days.

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