Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on February 15, 1941 · Page 45
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Saturday, February 15, 1941
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IENIX GROWS 1940-p$3,801,075.00 s/S, Phoenix, Arizona * •'*• PUBLIC Today 22 PagCS 112 N. CENTRAL AVE. TELEPHONE 3-1111 Saturday Morning, February 15, 1941 BRITISH BATTER AT AXIS Toughest Bronco Is Bested Thrills And Spills Mark Double Rodeo (Additional Stories, Pictures, 1 Page 8) E DDIE CURTIS, stocky young waddy from El Reno, Okla., gave a 10-second nightmare yesterday afternoon to Hell's Angels, re- tutedlv the world's worst bucking | hor'e'to provide the thrill of the! davVthe Phoenix World's Cham- j pionship Rodeo in a program that included performances both after-; noon and night ; The Oklahoma cowhand took tveryuiing 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 waiting hazer, who carried him away. Is Called Worst 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 Tiarticipated in that slww. It was his second appearance in Phoenix, having taken part in last year's chow. And for the full time Curtis stayed with him, the horse proved his mettle. Heels flashing in the late afternoon sun, he swapped ends, tossed and churned rodeo pounds dust, squealing and grunting in rage. Although cowhands expressed doubt at first that times and accuracy would be at a? high a pitch during the evening meet as during the afternoon the events were just as close-packed with thrills. Only two ropers competing among 20 in the calf roping event failed to snare their quarry—a mark Jar higher than that in the afternoon's competition. Hard-luck man for the night, in point of performance, was Howard MeCrorey, who tossed and tied the back leg* of a bucking rteer in 9.9 seconds only to have a 10-second penalty added to his time. Officials explained he had failed to wait the required time for the Bteerto cross a 10-foot head-start line. Best time for the night was ,13.8 .seconds. Two men were injured during the evening events and remained irf St. Joseph s Hospital last.. night under observation, the extent of their injuries not determined. Another was hurt during the afternoon, hut not seriously. Vic Lyon, 23-year-old waddy from Preseott, suffered a head Injury, possibly concussion «f the brain, when he, was caught In the chute by Scrap Iron In the bareback bronco contest. He was slammed against a lonr-by-four upright in the chute and struck his head just «the horse left for the rodeo arena. Lyon stayed with the horse a »«' seconds, then foil. HP attempted to rise and was caught by friends as he began to fail again. Injured after completing a ride on a Brahma bull was Pete Travis M Cypress, Calif., who apparently "as hurt when he left the animal. Travis walked back from half-: fay in the arena to immediately i f front of the judges' stand, then «IL scarcely noticed by the crowd J|,the.grandstands. He, too, was immediately to the hospital. Hell's Angels Shows Stuff But Loses- British Aid NdZ I Foes Get NewJIelp Senator Walsh To Sponsor Change (Additional Story, Page 5) W ASHINGTON, Feb. 14— (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 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 hill in the senate next week, and talked about amendments which the group vould support. Attendance Is Surprise The fact that Walsh attended he meeting came as more than a mild surprise to those who have :ept tab on the development of the ease-lend controversy. The word hat he would throw his prestige as hairman of the naval committee Behind the amendment in question vas almost a sensation. Other amendments were under onsideration and the participants eported the group to be in rather •eneral agreement in backing them, 'hese included a flat prohibition on he use of naval vessels to escort hips to Britain, and on sending American merchant ships into the var zones. Another amendment .vould restrict American assistance o countries which would be speci- 'ically named in the bill. Such a •hange was urged by Wendell L. Willkie, in his testimony before he foreign relations committee this veek. Walsh Is Noncommittal Walsh himself was noncommit- al about the possibility of his iresenting the naval amendment, )Ut others who attended said he was expected not only to do so but to make a speech supporting .he proposal. From Walsh came only the word that an amendment would be pro- Attacks Are Anticipated (Additional War Stones, Page 7) (By Associated Press) AV7ITH 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: COWHAND TOPS OUTLAW: All four feet off the ground, Hell's AngeVs screamed and grunted at Eddie Curtis, El Reno. Okla., in yesterday afternoon's performance at the Phoenix World's Championship Kodeo, hut the stocky Curtis stayed topside to conquer the world's worst bucking horse. Feot flashing, head down, the out- Jaw is shown as he approached the wire fence immediately in front of the fairgrounds grandstand, a few seconds before Curtis was helped out of the saddle by a haxer. For staying on Hell's Angels 10 seconds and for furnishing the thousands of spectators with perhaps the biggest thrill of the. afternoon, Curtis was voted by judges the best bronc rider for that part of the show. The ride topped an offering of 20 hronc rides hy the best riders in the rodeo circuits.— (Republic .Staff Photo.) Nations Fear Far.-Eastern Surprise Pact Americans Continue To Get 'Go Home' Warnings josed which "interference would prohibit any with the navy." A ,, —• spun crazily, close to the wiute from which it was liberated. Wade was tossed and was given J» time for his ride. He later was from St. and released ospital. . Oick Griffith of Scottsdale. named bull rider for the last Seven Killed Bridges Is Arrested, Will Face By Explosion -prial On Deportation Charges 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 hem 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. Cushing, inspector for the U. S. immigration and naturalization service. jon from Halkirk Alia., was i All seven men at a plant htly on the cheek as hejturing liquid oxygen explosives lor his bull's horns when thej , mininE W ere killed today in a coal m ' nla & " * two blast so terrific it blew 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 * ... i :i-):« A*- erVinrtlr 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 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, th«! senate .military committee voted unanimously to call Gen George C. Marshall to its witness stand. SHANGHAI, (UP) — Increasing indications of a possible "bombshell" Russo-Japanese accord which would free Nip pon'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 Germany, Lt. Gen. Hiroshi Oshima vas in Moscow Friday in conference vith Lt. Gen. Yoshitsugu Ta- ekawa, 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 > r e s e n t three-power agreemeni which binds Japan to go to war in support of the European axis powers in event the United States en- :ers the war in support of Britain He served in Berlin before and is said to enjoy the confidence of Adolf Hitler. lived up to advance rep- l spv p ral auxiliary buildings, shook miles in Du Quoin, „ - - effortless. He leftlaway. Fire followed the explosion. ["after the 10-second whistle The mine proper was not nama?:en. spun in halfway round on his feel. „(,--""" and third place for the "wraoon went to Kid Fletcher '.Colo., and Pete Travis of Calif., respectively. Brings Throng To Feet * slate-colored bull ridden by Roberts of Strong City, 'fought the crowd screaming 'eet when he turned on '. who hung to a wire fence completing his ride, and tried "the rider's left knee. was pulled over the f a cowhand on the outside arena, but his knee was over with the animal's as- The dead, several of them decapitated, were: A. L. Barker, 69 years since ago; Lyle Cook, Cook, 31, brothers; ^fUt just to prove to the crowd - l "" *•*"—,as aren't so tough, nei M - —«^o put Silverdollar, his Jl.«.eer, through tricks vaguely Ascent of an elephant's rep- •tf h.7 1 / lclu 'fc standing on invert- j^arreis ori a small chest— which Woriv, T Fulkerson of Fort /ex.. the show i ping < «top Trio Is Held For Sabotage WASHINGTON, Feb. 14— (AP) The Federal Bureau of Investiga- old, super- tion announced tonight the arrest i >ond broker, posted $3,000 bond set| th(? war rant, which was served on iy the government, freeing Bridges n j m j n S eclusio California, charged 35. and Russell | the remova John Bailey, 25,! near, Tolle, „, , rom lrack , Calif., on February 8. ne of attempted extortion of $oO,- 00 from the railroad company. The>en ; said the FBI removed 30. All lived in Du Quoin. Mine officials Bailey and Todd said were Rappttrf, unloading themselves are harmless but themsen * come a Effectiveness of poses widel inventor liquid TNT. roikes'f'rom the tracks. Tolls located about 68 miles from acramento. The FBI said it had filed today « complaint with a United States Jomniissioner at S a c r am en t o, charring the three with violating a edewi I Jaw enacted last June •"making it a crime to wreck or at- lemnt to wreck a train engaged in i "-. _*_ «rt«imorpp " A sppnnn Louis Puccinelli, San Francisco i = nteristate complaint commerce, charged the A second men with -delation of the federal extortion tatute, the announcement said. mmediately. The warrant charged Bridges 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. Tackson. 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 he is or was a Communist. In 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 comment on 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 Russan 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 dis- measures. What these seclusion in Goldstein's of- ice Previously he said "the causes )ehind this new trial are the same as before—part of the drive against ahor." i "This-nejv 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 14— (INS)— Ethio- •* Boy Is Killed By Automobile AN AUTOMOBILE struck and killed R. D. Moore, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Moore, col- 19-11 29 This Date Feb. 14 1910 30 ored, 1803 East Grant street, as he rode his bicycle along 16th street, presumably toward school, about ! o'clock yesterday morning. It was the 29th fatality resulting Jrom 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 turbing 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 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- Me 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 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. U. S. Flag Flies Abroad ST. JOHNS. Newfoundland, Feb. 1. An intence 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 are 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 Yugp- ___ slavia and Bulgaria, at- Singapore and the Dutch East Indies with. Japan's military and naval arm. Britain can have little hope,.. if any, of bolstering any sort of Yugoslav or Bulgar resistance to Adolph Hitlerr indeed there is every indication those two nations will do Germany's bidding in the hope ot saving the lives of thousands of their own people. But the ominous sound ot 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 irmness has the design of giving Japan pause as she reaches out, with battleships as her feelers, to In Albania, the Greeks said their troops broke through Italian der enses at many points in a strong offensive ushered in by 48-hours 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 m 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 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: (1) —The conference of Yugoslavia's Premier, Dragisa Cvetkovic, and foreign minister, Alksander Cincar-Markovic. 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 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 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." s fronts in Eritre was announced. . a younger brother. inquest and Holden was 114— (INS)—For the first time in - • • •• history', the Stars and Stripes today flew over Newfoundland terri- ~"' Glory was raised cere- at the new United tory. Old moniously _ States naval base at Argentia. •v- 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 a visit of 'several days.

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