Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on February 15, 1941 · Page 23
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Saturday, February 15, 1941
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GROWS S3301.075.00 No. 273. Phoenix, Arizona Today Pages 112 N. CENTRAL AVE. ; TELEPHONE 3-1111 Saturday Morning, February 15, 1941- BRITISH BATTER AT AXIS Cowboy Survives Nightmare This And Spills Mark Rodeo Session Hell's Angels Shows Stuff But Loses- (Additional Story, Page 8) Pictures, 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 hag of tricks and when 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 [how. And for the full time Curtis stayed with him. the horse proved his mettle. Heels flashing in the late afternoon sun. he swapped Mils, tossed and churned rodeo pounds dust, squealing and grunt- Ing .in rage. Tabes Ton Place 'The ride gave Curtis first place ta the afternoon bronc riding events, but he was closely followed by Stub Bartlemay of Arlington. Ore, who gave the low-down to Walter Winchell, his mount. Third place went to Pete Grubb of Florence who mastered Smoky. Pay winners still were to be announced in the show, which is tponsored by the Phoenix Junior Chamber of Commerce, as events for the first night rodeo staged in Arizona still were to be held. Vicious Brahma bulls gave all their expected thrills to several thousand spectators, although none of the contestants was injured •eriously. Grued By Bull's Horm Jack Wade, Canadian all-round champion from Halkirk, Alta., was cut slightly on the cheek as he grazed his bull's horns when the animal spun crazily, close to the chute from which it was liberated. . Wade was tossed and was given i Ho time for his ride. He later was j treated and released from St. 1 Joseph's Hospital. > Dick Griffith of Scottsdale. named ' champion bull rider for the last two years, lived up to advance reputation and took first place for the afternoon after a ride which ap- 1 parently seemed effortless. He left we hull after the 10-second whistle \ sounded, spun halfway round in! mid-air and landed on his feet. Second and third place for the «iemoon went to Kid Fletcher « Hugo, Colo., and Pete Travis of Cypress, Calif., respectively. Brings Throne To Feet A slate-colored bull ridden hy wrald Roberts of Strong City. MBj brought the crowd screaming British Aid Nazi Spring Attacks Are ,, wen e '""le <"> Koaerts, who hung to a wire fence £ t ™ com P letin S his ride, and tried "fore the rider's left knee. Roberts was pulled over Ihe «»« ! by a cowhand on the outside arena ' but his kn ee was r with the animal's as- ^Vx -'*** * ^ »""*<• • T -*• *£,4»L * »nnr ' >*•».-* "H* s « * *• i, *t r . * \ -,?*•* i *-...,. -^ f .y *.< r. H** * » Jf -^ - - r^/ 3 " • -. •> ~.,-:Vv ***•**•"• *" ' ** * / - * -" r £f»>*np:f - •*• " •> f- j^ - * %r - *" * -*- • ^ J i>, < >*•>• *> ; --• *»-'^ - j«Ef « » , , * . "'•"* ^<*** '. *' • % JH X • , ~. ' , ' f' :7 V^w" r '7?** " -•'-/-. £ « * «*- *,^ f , + Jf \« T*t***« .«r..^. 4ll »1|^« *• •*•» COWHAND TOPS OUTLAW: All four feet off the ground. Hell's Angels screamed and grunted at Eddie Curtis, El Reno, Okla., in yesterday afternoon's performance, at the Fhoeniv World's Championship Rodeo, hut the stocky Ctirtis stayed topside to conquer the world's worst bucking horse. Feet Hashing, head down, the outlaw is shown as he approached the wire fence immediately In front Foes Get New Help Senator Walsh To Sponsor Cham (Additional Story, Page 5) A V/ASHINGTON, Feb. 14— W (AP) —A strategy meeting of senate critics of the lease-lend bill revealed today | that an amendment prohibit-j ing the transfer of an> part of the navy to England would probably he offered hy none other than David I. Walsh of Massachusetts, Democratic chairman of the naval 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 jehind the amendment in question was almost a sensation. Other amendments were under consideration and the participants reported.the group to be in rather ;eneral agreement in backing them. These included a flat, prohibition on the use of naval vessels to escort ships to Britain, and OQ.sending American merchant ships into the war zones. Another amendment would restrict American assistance :p countries which would be speci- 'ically named in the bill. Such a change was urged by Wendell L. Willkie, in his testimony before he foreign relations committee this week. Walsh Is Noncommittal Walsh himself was noncommittal about the possibility of his ^resenting the naval amendment, jut others who attended said he was expected not only to do so jut to make a speech supporting iie proposal. •.From Walsh came only the word :hat an amendment would be proposed which 'interference Anticipated (Additional War Stories, Page 7) (By Associated Press) AY/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 and plain nationals were leaving dark, drear Bucharest on "the last train" for home, these forces were in motion: the fairground* grandstand, a few seconds before Curtis was helped out of the saddle by a haze r. For staying on Hell's Angels 10 seconds and for furnishing the thousands of spectators with per- hap* the higgest thrill of the afternoon. Curtis uas voted hy judges the hest bronc rider for that part of the show. The ride topped an offering of 20 hrone rides hy the bes't riders in the rodeo circuits.— (Republic Staff Photo.) _ for the afternoon in ; event was awarded i of Newhall. Calif., j were cheated of any 1 witness his tying. The ] »*, i constant competed in! MA Jr ngl to complete the event | J«* ^rted yesterday. I J™"*»' s time of 15.9 seconds; one second faster than! £«MJess Goodspeed of Wetumka,' „ "° ? laced second. Homer " of Grary, N. M., took 18 seconds flat, and 3 went to Charlie Jones «ce with 18.5 seconds. Father, Son Win 1 lor^team roping went. 1o r.srm combination from |—John and Tom — « tu their steer in 14.9 Second for the afternoon Bowman of Hill«'man of Coolidge seconds and third Conley of Phoe- Seven Killed Bridges Is Arrested, Will Face By Explosion - Q n Deportation Charges honors in bareback went to Cecil Henley Calif., who rode Red place was taken by -f Phoenix on Buck- place was won by Phoenix on Canada „, -i— place went to Chuck ,«. Bakersfield, fit" ._„ .,„...„ events— more or less than bull the first go-round in top place with - seconds. Other win- Hugh Bennett of Fort i. 13.5 seconds; How- of Deadwood, S. D., ^conds; Blacky Karman "i, 35.4 seconds. ,,'o-round wild row Joe Bassetfc. .home not DU QUOIN, 111., Feb. 14—(AP)— All seven men at a plant manufacturing liquid oxygen explosives for coal mining were killed today in a blast so terrific it blew debris over an area of a quarter of a mile and hurled one of the bodies 250 feet. The explosion, wrecking the plant of the United Electric Coal Company's Fidelity mine and damaging several auxiliary buildings, shook homes In Du Quoin, five miles away. Fire followed the explosion. The mine proper was not damaged. The dead, several of them decapitated, were: A. L. Barker, 69 years old, superintendent of the plant; James Thornton, 72, employed at the mine since it began operating 12 years ago; Lyle_ Cook, 35, and Russell Cook, 31, brothers; John Bailey, 25, Nelson Tood, 24, and John Rappusi, 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 the other men in the 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 oxygen. Effectiveness: of liquid oxygen for military purposes was widely discussed last year when a Baltimore inventor demonstrated a liquid oxvgen bomb he claimed was more powerful than TNT. i SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14—(UP)—Harry Ren ton Bridges, California Congress of Industrial Organizations director and leader of Pacific coast longshoremen, was arrested tonight and ordered held lor a deportation hearing under the 1940 alien registration act on charges he is or has been a Communist. The warrant was served on Bridges in the office of his attorney, Richard Gladstein, by Earl A. Gushing, inspector for the U. S. immigration and naturalization service. would prohibit any 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 hluntly. "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 rlaims resulting. Opposition Estimated Administration leaders were of 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 dec'ision. 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. Trio Is Held For Sabotage WASHINGTON, Feb. 14—(AP) The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced tonight the arrest of three men In California, charged with attempted sabotage against the Southern Pacific railroad by the removal of spikes from tracks near Tolle, Calif., on February 8. The announcement said the three had confessed the charge and also 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. The FBI said it had filed today a complaint with a United States L™m dinner at Sacramento, cnarringthe three with violating a federal law enacted last June "making it a crime to wreck or attempt to wreck a tram engaged in interstate commerce A second complaint charged the men with - if the federal extortion > announcement saieU Louis Puccinelli, San Francisco] bond broker, posted $3,000 bond set by the government, freeing Bridges immediately. The warrant charged Bridges with being 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 as the date for opening of the hearing in which the government, through the U. S. immigration service, will seek to prove Bridges is or was a member of the Communist party. ' • Under the alien registration act, Bridges, an Australian-born alien, would be subject to deportation to Australia if the government can 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 1 he is or was a Communist. In v 1939 he successfully resisted a deportation move when James M. Landis, trial examiner, decided the government failed to prove Bridges belonged to the Communist party at the time of his arrest. Bridges declined to continent on the warrant, -which was served on him in seclusion in Goldstein's office. Previously he said "the causes behind this new trial are the same as before—part of the drive against labor." "This new attack amounts to persecution. How many times must a man be cleared on the same charge before they leave him alone?" Nazis Increase Bulgar 'Watch' BUCHAREST, Feb. 15— (Saturday)— (UP)—German troop concentrations along the Rumanian frontier facing Bulgaria are being steadily increased, it was understood early today. ' ' • The'German forces, it was said, are "like runners at the starting line waiting for the starter's gun. o Ethiopian Rebels Gain New Ground CAIRO Feb. 14—(INS)—Ethiopian rebels, with the aid of British imperial troops, constantly are gaining new territory, the British Middle East, command announced today. Further progress on two fronts in Eritrea was ajKio unced. Boy Is Killed By Automobile AN AUTOMOBILE struck and killed R. D. Moore, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Moore, col- 1941 29 This Date Feb. 14 19tO 30 ored, 1803 East Grant street, as he rode his bicycle along-16th street, presumably toward school, about 8 o'clock yesterday mprning. 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 have an inquest and Holden was not detained by deputies. Besides his parents—his father is an employee of a cotton oil com- Fear Far-Eastern Surprise Pact Americans Continue To Get 'Go Home* Warnings SHANGHAI, Feb. 15—(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 accort 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 are 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 but not ununderstanda- hle to the Japanese," the spokesman said. There was no lessening in warlike tension here and scores of British and Americans were making reservations on the first available steamers. In Hong Kong, following similar action here, the U. S. consulate- general circularized 2,000 Americans urging them to leave for home 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. o 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 upon, 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 axe liable to seizure, that trading with Rumania or any Rumanian, directly or indirectly, is a wartime crime. What was implied, but not said, was that the use of Rumania as 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 war 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 navaLarm. Britain can have littl* hope, if any, of bolstering- any sort of 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 In 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 ie south. In Albania, the Greeks said their :roops broke through Italian de- Censes at many points in a strong offensive ushered in by 48-hours of steady artillery fire. The British air force also prepared the \vay with large-scale bombings which the RAF called the "heaviest and most successful" thus far in Alania. "•" 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 jlows between Britain and the axis—including a reported British attempt to .land by parachute a body of sabotage troops in Southr ern Italy—also were reported ia the Mediterranean sector. Britain denied the parachute attempt. With this stepped up air warfare, :here were diplomatic offensives in the Balkans, whose anxiety was increased by: (1)—The conference of Yugoslavia's Premier, Dragisa ~ Cvctkovic, and foreign minister, Alksander Cincar-Marko- '• vie. at Berchtesgaden with Hitler and his foreign minister, Joachim Von Ribbentrop; with Yugoslavia reported mov- : ..' ing a step closer to co-operation with the axis. (2)—Britain's classification of Rumania as territory under enemy occupation. (3)—Inspired articles in Tor- key's government - controlled press declaring Turkey wfll 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 i 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 nfeeting 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 cere- press—young Moore is survived by moniously at " the new United a younger brother. Istates naval base at Argentia. r Mission Reaches Capital Of Mexico MEXICO, D. F., Feb. 14—(AP)— A goodwill mission of 150 businessmen from Texas, New Mexico anil Arizona arrived here tonight by 1 train from El Paso for a visit of several days. t

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