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INA GROWS $57,000,000.00 . 275, Phoenix. Arizona ^PUBLIC Today 4 " " Pages 112 N. CENTRAL AVE. TELEPHONE 3-1111 Monday Morning, February 17, 1941 MENACES U. S. Spilsbury Takes Top Honors!! Diplomat Says Nazis Are Ruling Rumania Record Throng , Sees End Of Rodeo STANBUL, Turkey, Feb. 16—(UP)—Germany has "taken over completely" in Rumania with about 350,000 Nazi troops there. Sir Reginald Hoare, recalled British minister to Bucharest, said today upon his arrival here with his staff aboard the chartered steamer Ismir. A. C. Kendall, British vice-consul i at ~ Hopkins Predicts Isles Win Yugoslavia Future 'Secured' .... Rumania's Black sea port ofi ICqnstanza from which the party Britain's diplomatic break to Ru- 1 sailed, said that thousands of Gef- ma nian premier Gen. Ion Antonescu mans were concenlrated there and tne latter termed it "unkind" and •(Visit /4iiT*in» *\*M «n^4 r_.._ J COmnlainpri a era i net Rt*it'>tn*r- *!«*•*;_ (Addition*! Stories, Fa B e 4) that, during the past four days, many Bulgarian troops have been mania. The panied British diplomats, accom- complained against Britain's decision to break off relations with Ru- moved up to the frontier with Ru- man i a . while still maintaining diplomatic relations with Hungary, by British civilians and: tion - which also is under Nazi domina- several newspaper correspondents, WORLD'S best COW-1 arrived here en route to London I ~iT~ K-/«KTlit \\-avp nn after Britain's break in diplomatic 1 boys brought wa\e on relations with Rumania ,^ st weck Wave Of applause trom a FCC- on the grounds that the Balkan ord-breaking throng yester- nation has_become a "German mili- dayforthe last go-round ofi tar >'JJ?ff;V... C .^.._ J ... ,. the Phoenix Junior Chamber ofl Commerce World Championship Unitv Bud Spiisbury of Bisoee walked'off with top all-round honors for the four-day show, winning 10W points in the roping and bulldozing events. His closest contenders were Hugh Bennett of Fort Thomas with 662 points and Andy Effective Saturday, Rumania became "enemy territory" tinder a ruling of the British Board of trade, which issued an official order intended to shut off the flow of any goods to Rumania which might find their way into Germany's hands. "It was inevitable ttiat we should break off relations when the Germans have taken over completely," Hoare said. "My last chat with Antonescu was of a most friendly nature and he seems to by trying to convince himself that the Germans will win the war." I Hoare said that, as one of his last official acts in Bucharest, he entered a formal protest against | the Rumanian government's action in sending 3.000 Polish refugees to concentration camps in Germany. The refugees had fled to Ru- B ELGRADE, Yugoslavia, Feb. 16—(AP)—The! trip of Premier Dragisa Cvet-| kovic to Germany for a conference with Adolf Hitler hasj "secured the future of Yugoslavia," the Minister Without Portfolio Kul- OVPC said tonight. I In the first official speech mentioning the trip Kulovec said, "The Yugoslav government had done everything necessary to maintain peace and will continue to do so i c ' in order to secure peace for our TV country. _ ,., " Wp must bring sacrifices Roosevelt S but these sacrifices all are ' made on" the altar of peace which we are longing ardently for." Premier Cvetkovic told his cabi- in a r,0-minute session, ilk with Hitler and of Ger- wishes in regard to Yugo- Santander Ravaged By Blaze Jauregui, Newhall, Calif., with 639 IK "° tS ' Mud Adds Thrills It was a thrill-packed performance that ended the 1941 rodeo, nude doubly thrilling by a six-inch j sea of mud in the arena that ciused animals to slip all over the| lot But the mud did little to slow lip the show. Teaming with Lawrence Coniey of Phoenix, Spilsbury was in on I. first money in the finals in team roping, and, teamed with Charles Whitlow of Florence, he also was in on third-place money in the! tame event ! IB addition he won second place in bulldogging finals and day money in several events. The finals winners and their times: I Team raping (four steers)—Law- ! rence Coniey and Bud Spilsbury. 894/10 seconds; John Cline and Hugh Bennett, 929/10 seconds:! Charles Whitlow and Bud Spils-j bury, 94 seconds: and John Bowman said .Andy Jauregui, 99 1/10 seconds. : Contest Possible i First place in this event may be contested, however, by Asburyi Schell, Tempe. and Joe Bassett, Payson, who tied their steer yesterday in 183/10 seconds for a! total of only 884/10 seconds, only! to have the judges give them "noi time" because a front foot of the; steer was caught in the loop. Calf roping (four calves)—Andy' Jauregui, 864/10 seconds; ~ Hoare said that when he deliv-: mania from the German blitzkrieg ered the formal notification of conquest of Poland in 1939. Can-, Visalia, Calif., 987/10 seconds. Bulldogging (three steers) — Hugh Bennett, 417/10 seconds; Spiisbury, 432/10 seconds; Defense May Cause Farm Program Change WASHINGTON, Feb. 16—(UP)—Important changes in the administration's farm program to "meet the emergency of national defense" were forecast tonight by H. R. Tolley, chief of the bureau of agricultural economics. Tolley said in a report to Claude R. Wickard, secretary of agricul- ' —— ture. on 1940 activities of the bureau of agricultural economics, that "there is need for attacking the farm problem on all fronts simultaneously." The bureau, he said, is co-operating with the National Defense Commission in supplying basic information about the nation's farm economy and the adequacy of agricultural commodities for defense. The agency serves as the planning unit for national agricultural research, extension and action programs, and directs studies for the B location of defense industries in o eg rural areas and development of jcomplemental farm products, such as rubber, in Latin America. a The land use planning effort. Tolley said, has a threefold purpose in national defense: (1) effective participation by farmers themselves in action to deal with emergency problems: (2) welding diverse elements of the nation, effort into a single effective whole; and (3) fitting a national effort to local conditions. British Take Another Post From Italians American Help Termed Dire Necessity N EW YORK, Feb. (AP)—Harry kins, President personal envoy, returned from London today convinced; that the British "will win the war"! with the help of thr United States. • "I don't think Hitler can lick thr<:e people," he said, as he stepped out of the Yankee Clipper. "They're!''.""V; : as tough a crowd as there is. With sldild our help they'll win." i Authoritative political circles "Will the.v get that help?" j expressed a feeling of certainty Hopkins was asked jtnat Germany would march into "Yes," he said. 'Bulgaria hut felt that Yugoslavia In his brief case were confi-i would escape war "unless some- dential data gathered during a! thing unforeseen happens", firsthand survey of Britain's warl Fears that Germany might have effort — information he 'said he! demanded the right to send troops would hand over to President jacross Yugoslavia were reliably said Roosevelt in Washington tonight, j to have been unwarranted. No Stalemate Seen i o "This war will not be a stalmated war," he added. "My opinions are based on observations I made during four weeks in England and Scotland. I saw their military and naval strength. I watched their [ preparations for the air raids fromj the hotel and homes I visited. They're tough, these English." He said they were "des- parately in need of help." "We won't have to give themj soldiers—what they, need is ma-| terial," the former secretary of] commerce added. "They have wonderful leadership. Churchill is a Neto French Crisis Is Forecast Economic Two Boys Die As Result Of Car Collision .urmuk For Third Drive Eastward mlu CAIRO, Feb. 16—(AP)—British ,Buck Preoccupation of the strategic Ethi- Goodspeed. Wetumka, Okla., 958/10 ; opian-Sudanese frontier post of seconds; John Bow-man, Oakdale i Kurmuk, near the headwaters of Calit, 982/10 seconds, and Clay the Nile about 200 miles west of Addis Ababa, was announced today by general headquarters. British airmen and their In outlining objectives of agri- com-;culture in defense. Tolley said a Exhaust Ignites Gas, Explosion Causes Fatal Injuries great man. The spirit of the men in the street and the soldiers is wonderful. I'm confident they'll win." He declined to discuss provisions of the British aid bill now pending in the senate, nor would be com- the extent of the "financ- he said England needed. TWO BUCKEYE district, boys Greeted By LaGuardia j who were burned from head to A bitterly cold wind whipped! foot Saturday night in an explo- across Flushing bay as the clipperjsion after a collision near Liberty dropped into the water at 8 a. m.'School died yesterday in a local An hour later she docked and Hop- hospital. kins, who made the trip across the Doy le Collier, 17 years old. son ocean alone, stepped out to be of M ' r and Mrs R ' M Collier of greeted by Mayor Fiorello H. La-; the Car , Mj]ler Cotton c ncar "uardia and W. Avenll Harriman, Buckeve dicd early yesterdayi the financier. He left shortly afterward for a conference in Manhattan with John G. Winant, newly appointed ambassador to the Court of St. Jame's. During the conference, which lasted several hours. Hopkins alsoi vehicle ace talked by long-distance phone with; January 1. Cordell Hull, secretary of state. Hej about six hours after the accident, and Jesse Tyler, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Tyler, Martin, Ark., died yesterday afternoon. They were the 32nd and 33rd fatalities resulting from motor vehicle accidents in Arizona since The 10 best all-round cowhands in the Phoenix Junior uamber of Commerce World uumpiomhip Rodeo—according » the number of points and ($1 per point) won by 4^» j ».!•»• «»»«».-..•- — ; -- - - - - f — rr~ ~ j j v^u» ukrii null, ;*cxi trial j WL otan.. **LI Vllltrr. » ""j * I™ ,rades from South Africa continued:broad national effort was needed| Ieft for Washington by train at! Two others Melvin. 19. and Mar- Dick their smashing aerial preparations,"to provide a well-rounded pro-| 3:30 m vin Harrington,. 17, sons of .r. C. for further land advances into gram of adjustment, conservation Commenting on his talk with! Harrington of the cotton camp. Eritrea and Italian Somaliland. The:and rehabilitation for agriculture. Ambassador Winant. Hopkins said wore in critical condition in St. British forces now claim 10,000,It is designed, he said, to attam; he wantefl to te n nim "prior to his square miles of Italian Somaliland. four objectives: i taking up his post, the things I : Andy . Bowman, S466.4S; ey. $459.37; Buck John Glinp - ' North Front Silent , "First, for more effective and! thought would help him". '' Calif ~ Mickey McCrory. Dead- D ". J 494/ 10 seconds. ' Cooper, rst: Ppte GruDD Fritz Truan - Sal thlrd - and Burp i Mul- T dler ' fourtn Jordan, champion sheriff his champion- rodeo Asbury as the of his steers , OUt lor his competitors. -- ndm S. but Maur- Host . Wyo., moi ! e , y in milking and Wi <*ita Falls, Tex. on the former King's Surorisincly there was no of- economical ways of adapting public i,urprisingi>, iii^ie agricuRural programs to diverse 1 A A P fHcan fSnt where Inl local . condit ions * within states, British last were reported driving jcounties and local areas, toward Tripoli, capital of Libya.| "Second, for better co-ordination Eritrea Ethiopia, and Italian:of the several department action Somaliland make up Italian East, programs as they are carried out Africa hundreds of miles from thejin the field. Libyan front. ITnofficially it was reported that the Italians, abandonee Kurmuk. were being pursued into Ethiopia. The.v were said to be only a small force. Kurmuk. which lies in Anglo- Egyptian Sudan, just across the Ethiopian border, was taken by the Italians last summer before the British started their East African campaign to drive the Fascists from the continent. Kurmuk was the last Italian post on Sudanese soil. Details Lacking There were no details of the fighting there but observers re- "Third, for clarifying the working relationships of the department and land-grant colleges in the light, of the new responsibilities placed upon the secretary of agriculture for the administration of action programs. "Fourth, for attacking the farm problem on all fronts simultane- Administratipn farm officials anticipate a continued increase in domestic consumption of agricultural products, but said they saw no hope of early improvement in exports. ere nt TH. p ^\Columbus Needed .t"g3SSt .S Gondar, Ethiopia, from Kassala, - , l So Do You! An Almanac- rea, and from Kenya Colony Italian Somaliland. The Eritrean drive has already carried the British past Agordat and general headquarters today said troops were still being concentrated around Cheren, next town „ on the schedule which the British R^f f«r hope wi" ind« dR the port of Mas- OKlier \snun and the capital of Asmara 16— (AP)-Physi-! which controls the road to the , , Alfonso XIII, for-'south. ot Spain, said Today hej ~° night. Saturday when he suffer- attack. He is at lyHE great navigator carried •*- an almanac on his voyages to the New World. In colonial America, the Bible and the almanac furnished the only reading matter in many a home. Since Sam's its foundation. Uncle Almanac has become a this daughter. Princess ' arrived from Turin condition of Alfonso's 73- J °n*« H«™ n J er ' Ma rquis Emilio monk t e *?« nd °za. ill with pneu- /"«. IS still frqve. ' P- m. said that >wed "slight im*•**•„:» . Feb. 16-(AP)- jant, ( L Urn . e ' administrative as- «metnp£ resident Roosevelt who ic JJ? chln a to make an econom- a today *nt* 7, is simo Chiang Kai" was his longest confer"rived here. Present, England Mines Singapore Area LONDON. Feb. 16—(AP)— Apparently suspicious or a J . a P an ff thrust in the Far East Britain announced today she had mined the sea approaches to Singapore, her great Oriental naval bastion. A brief government notice to mariners gave no explanation for the mine field at the tip of the Malayan peninsula and officials also were silent. But it came on top of a week of jr.!-... s_ tii-ifsiiTi's .dominion anxietv .in across the" Pacific, and the Sun day Times today warned axis-allied Japan that if she took any aggressive step she would find herself cut out of postwar foreign trade she needs to support herself. "Japan," the newspaper declared, "could not expect that we could I trade on the same terms tomorrow with a country which tried to stab us in the back today. national favorite. Designed for modern living, it includes topics in which everyone is interested—Politics, Sports, Movies, Religion, Art, Music, Agriculture, Housekeeping, Health, Weather. In addition there are anecdotes and humor, charts and illustrations. Order your copy today. Ready for mailing now. Only 10 cents postpaid. • Use This Coupon Arizona Republic Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith 10 CENTS in coin (carefully wrapped in paper) for a copy of UNCLE SAM'S ALMANAC, 1941. Name Street or Rural Route City • State (Mail to Washington, D. C.) Harriman Will Go, Too Winant said Hopkins had been "very helpful" and that he would confer with him again in Washington before leaving for London, probably at the end of the week. Winant will be accompanied to England by Harriman. Hopkins left for England on January 6. Four days later, lunching 1911 33 This Date Feb. 16 1940 31 Joseph's Hospital last night, with a physician holding "very little hope" for their lives, as a result of first-, second- and third-degree burns suffered in the accident. in London with Prime Minister Highway patrolmen reported the Winston Churchill, he predicted, coupe j n which all four boys.were that. U. S. war production would ri riinr'. driven hv Melvin Harrinz- riding, driven by Melvin Harring- reach its peak next year. Then fol- ton w 'as struck "from the left rear lowed receptions by King George) bv a sedan driven by Ural C. Tay- VI, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Anthony Eden and Lord Halifax, now Britain's ambassador at. Washington. The clipper, delayed by unfavorable weather, made the first regularly scheduled flight over Pan' American Airways' new winter route from Lisbon to New York via Boiama. Portuguese Guinea, Trinidad, and Puerto Rico. Nazi Morale Holds Among the 12 other passengers on the clipper was Daniel B. Dyer of Salt Lake City, Utah, secretary to the American consul general at Lisbon, who said that while he was in Germany recently he saw no indication of a break in morale. "There is apparently no reason why their morale should be broken," he said. "They have not lost a battle yet." He added that the Germans were prepared for a long war "although they feel that the sooner it is over the better." Also aboard were Lt. Col. Willis R. Taylor and Lt. Col. James G. Taylor, returning from a four- month mission as U. S. Air Corps observers in Europe. Another passenger, Lt. A. A. McComas of the Irish Guards, a British subject, said he was on a mission to Washington, but that he expected to return shortly "to our little war over there." • o • lor. 47. Cashion. and the impact broke the gasoline tank, spewing the fuel on the hot exhaust and engulfing the coupe in flames. Driver Is Not Held According to the patrolmen, the lights of the coupe had gone out and Harrington was starting to drive off the road when the collision occurred. Taylor was not held. In addition to his parents, the Collier boy is survived by several brothers and sisters. Tyler's only survivors are his parents. Joint funeral services for the victims will be held at 4 p. m. today in the chapel of the Buckeye Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Lewis B. Hazelton Cemetery, Buckeye. Hits Spam; Death Toll Rises M ADRID, Feb. 17—(Monday) — (AP) — More than 200 homes in the Bay of Biscay port city of Santander were destroyed by fire swept bv a high wind and the flames still were roaring early today despite a 24-hour effort by fire fighters to check them. Radio reports from the hurricane- and fire-stricken town said the fire started in an explosion aboard an oil tanker in the harbor. The winds picked up the blaze and spread it through a greater part of the city as fire fighters rushed there from as far away as Madrid. Communications with Santander were cut except for the radio calls from a ship in the harbor. Disaster Repetition Feared Fragmentary reports received here by radio said fears were felt that the conflagration might be a repetition of the disaster of 50 years ago when half the city was destroyed in the explosion of a shipload of contraband dynamite. Firemen were battling desperately to control the flames, and most inhabitants had been removed from the blazing areas, these reports said. Thus far only three deaths have been reported. Among the buildings reported destroyed or ablaze were the customs house, cathedral, markethouse, and many buildings along the Boulevard de Pereada skirting the waterfront. Train. -Is. Wrecked Another disaster attributed to the storms sweeping Spain occurred during the night between San Sebastian and Bilbao, where three coaches of a passenger train plunged into a river with at least 26 persons officially reported killed, and 37 injured, some severely. Hurricane winds blew off rooftops, uprooted trees, and disrupted electric service in Burgos, and other storm damage was reported from such widely separated points as Seville, Pamplona, Cordoba, and Algeciras. In Seville a number of persons was injured and a torrential rain caused fears of a flood. Telegraph poles snapped, trees were blown down, and streetcar service was interrupted. Ship Has Difficulty The American Red Cross ship Cold Harbor, arriving with relief supplies docking A NOTHER critical period /A in the French government of Philippe Petain, chief of state, which has gone i through several crises since it replaced the third republic last summer, appeared a possibility of the near future, last night, with hints that Marshal Petain himself would be involved. A drastically-censored dispatch from the Associated Press staff correspondent in Vichy said that it was believed there that Marshal Petain would step aside in the event a deal projected by political circles between Adm Jean Darlan, vice-premier, and his predecessor, Pierre Laval, is consummated. The dispatch gave rise to speculation that Marshal Petain might take another—and perhaps less active—role in the Vichy regime in that event. Political circles in Vichy said Admiral Darlan, the current No. 2 man in Vichy, was expected to go to Paris in the near future to interview Laval. These circles said that they believed in an effort to get Laval— who favors full collaboration with Germany—back into the cabinet, Admiral Darlan would offer him the .vice-presidency of the council of ministers—the vice-premiership, in fact. In that case,, it was said. Admiral Darlan would advance himself to the presidency of the council—the premier's post. Control Is Sought Two Italian Units Suffer Stiff Losses Greek Forces Halt Counterattacks In Albania ATHENS, Feb. 16— (UP)— Two Italian Blackshirt battalions on the Albanian front have been virtually wiped out in the past 24 hours, suffering more than 1,000 casualties, by a hard-pounding Greek offensive gaining ground in almost all sectors, a government spokesman said tonight. In addition, the enemy has lost 300 more prisoners and a number of strategic and well-fortified positions, the spokesman said. Enemy Repulsed Activities Are Charged M EXICO, D. F., Feb. 16— \ (Tjp)_A sensational re- { port, lacking any official con- \ firmation, of a huge Nazi * "fifth column" conspiracy embracing both North and South. America and including plans to sabotage U. S. defense preparations, circulated in usually informed quarters here today. The report, received in some American quarters with a measure of belief, could not be confirmed by the United Press. Headquarters of the conspiracy were said to be in Philadelphia. (In Washington, the state department said it had no reports of such a plot and therefore would not comment). Mexican sources, describing the alleged conspiracy, said it was a preliminary step in Nazi efforts to gain economic control of the Western Hemisphere. Many Organizations Used The plot was said to embrace many organizations, including German Nazis, Communists and Spanish Falangistas. Its threefold technique was described as follows: 1. Blocking United States aid to Great Britain. 2. Sabotaging defense preparations in the United States. 3- Antagonizing Latin-American republics against the United States by fomenting minor rebellions riots, and strikes. | By these "means, it was claimed, ' the Nazis hope to divert the ener- ; gies of the United States from its avowed purpose of all-out aid to Great Britain against the totalitarian powers. Leaders Xot Named The -informants insisted that North American headquarters of the conspiracy were in Philadelphia, but they did not reveal the exact location in that city. Nor would they name the leaders of the movement, whom they identified as Germans. "Tributes" were being exacted from Germans in the Americas, it was said.. These funds were sent to Philadelphia for redistribution to-, South American points, frequently ; in the form of merchandise or I. propaganda materials. Diplomatic circles said they were ) convinced "beyond a shadow of a | doubt" that such an organization | is operating in Mexico, and that its j activities have increased recently 5 er anchored at Gibraltar broke" it J Prisoners and large quantities of i}" Direct proportion to the increases M&^» rM ""ombers and fighter planes '" ^^ ** * ^ engaged in widespread action, the BOAT SINKS, 25 DIE LISBON, Portugal, Feb. 16 — (AP)—Twenty-five persons were communique said, and one Italian bomber was shot down. Italian planes raided Preveza, wounding miles up the Tagus river,,when a boat sank during yesterday's hurricane—the worst in the 87 years of history of the Central Observatory- Nine persons died in Lisbon and 150 were hurt, while property damage was estimated at hundreds of thousands of dollars. Winds which lashed the city and countryside reached a top speed of 125 miles an hour at near-by Sintra. The first survey of damage along the Tagus river indicated IB lug- gers and smacks, a dredge arid scores of small boats were sunk. Telephone and telegraph communications in the rest of Portugal were smashed. Explosion Costs Lives Of Three LIVINGSTON, Tex., Feb. 16— (AP)—J. M. Holt, about 40 years old, of Shreveport, died early, today, third victim of an explosion at a Pan-American Oil Company pumping station near here. Elmo Lawrence, 20, Kilgore, was killed outright. A. M. Nichols, Tulsa, Okla., died from burns a few hours after the explosion yesterday. E. R. Turner, vice-president of the Pan-American Oil Company, said the explosion was believed to have been caused by a heat exchanger at the pumping station. Plane Accidents Kill Three Folk LOS ANGELES. Feb. 16—(AP) — Crashing in his rented cabin monoplane, Leo C. Miller, 38 years old, Los Angeles, was killed today in a barley field near San Juan Capistrano. 60 miles south of here. Witnesses said that just before the crash Miller was flying low with his motor misfiring. He was en route to San Diego. OAKLAND. Calif., Feb. 16-<AP) Sheriff's deputies found the bodies of a University of California youth and coed today in the wreckage of their plane near Baldy peak, near ° a The n pair. Kenneth Adams Kennedy and Doris Ann Thomas, both 21 years old, took off from the Oakland airport in a rented plane yesterday for a half-hour flight. Kennedy recently received his Pi Frank Ce wnson. sheriffs deputy, said it took nearly two hours for officers to reach the spot after the wreckage had been sighted from the air. Convoy Loss Is Nine Ships FUNCHAL, Madeira, Feb. 16—i (UP)—Nine ships from a British '< convoy attacked by German raid-j ers in the Atlantic were believed! tonight to have escaped, although! nine others were reported sunk, j Six of the vessels reached this' port with many wounded. Three j other merchant ships were believed j to have made the Azores. | From hospital beds, the wounded' British seamen told how a German surace raider ploughed into their midst and sank one ship after another until nine had gone down. Three of them were Greek vessels., (The Germans reported that 14 ships were sunk and one" left aflor-t to pick up survivors.) One of the seamen said that the German raider suddenly came upon the convoy and began firing in all directions. Convoy vessels returned the fire, but the raider escaped after a 30-minute duel. The Portuguese coastal ship Gaviano left here early today to search for survivors and remaining vessels of the convoy. o Quake Shakes Portland PORTLAND. Ore., Feb. 16—(AP) Reports of an earthquake that shook houses and rattled dishes were received from scattered sections of the city today. The shock occurred shortly after noon. There were no reports of damage. (The Athens radio, in a broadcast heard by the National Broadcasting Company, said that the Greek advance had "shattered" the llth Italian Army north of Tepelini on the Southern-Central Front.) The spokesman said that two Blackshirt battalions attempted a counterattack to push the Greeks back from newly won positions and that "of the 1,200 men of these two battalions only 200 survived". Positions Taken The Greeks, attacking at two points, were said officially to have taken Italian fortified positions, prisoners and large amounts of war materials with the Italians covering their retreat with networks of barbed wire. Shortly after nightfall, the spokesman said, the Italians repeatedly counterattacked a 5,000- foot mountain peak but the Fascist! were "decimated" and thrown back. (The Athens radio, heard in New York by the Columbia Broadcasting System, said that "success has crowned the offensive action of the Greek army at all points on the front where it , . .- --.was undertaken" and that Ital- la " d expropriations. Pattern Is Same The Nazi organization in Mexico I yvas described as strikingly related i in pattern to Nazi organizations < discovered In Uruguay and Argen- I tina. ; The Mexican soifrces presented documents which they said proved "; the existence of a Nazi-controlled Nationalist party in Mexico. They • said the organization, built on the principle ,of "cell" structure, is? know in Mexico as the "Lega del Partidos Nacionalistas Socialistas" " (League of National Spcialist Par-? ties). * It was said that the Japanese I have co-operated with the conspir- •, acy recently. A Japanese naval of- i ficer reportedly attended a recent^ party meeting in Mexico City and addressed the group in Spanish. Blamed For Disturbance Diplomatic quarters blamed the? local Nazi party for the disturb-. ances outside the American em-4 bassy last November when Henry; A. Wallace, then vice-president- v elect, visited Mexico City for the! inauguration of Pres. Manuel Avila »' Camacho. \ German agents were said to be! making strenuous efforts to learn' the details of an impending agree-1 ment between the United States i and Mexico for a general settle-; ment of differences between the I two countries, including the oil andf land expropriations. ^ ian detachments attempting des-1 .. p f r ; <iistent reports have circulated;; perate counterattacks lost as rnat mysterious submarines" have ti many as four fifths of their fPPeared from time to time off the! ! men.) j West . coast »' Mexico. Foreign (i (The Greek radio heard j n ! Quarters believed "it is possible",; Budapest told of thp raptnrn r.-'i tnat such vessels might be landing- '? 1,000 Italians on the Central foreign agents. Front, presumably in the Tepe- lini-Klisura region south o£ Ber- ati, after the Italians had been drawn into a trap.) o Soldier Obtains Citizen Status Survey Of China May Call WiUkiel LOUISVILLE. Ky.. Feb. (AP)—A United States soldier for ly tonight. WASHINGTON, Feb. 16— (AP)— Wendell L. Willkie is considering ! making trip to survev embattled lg I China, it was learned authoritative- 19 years, Corp. Michael Ihnat, 42 years old, finally has become a citizen. The oath was administered by W. T. Beckham, clerk of the federal district court, here yesterday. Until 1937, the Austrian-born Ihnat thought his induction into the army when he was 15 was sufficient to make him a naturalized citizen, he explained. Associates of the 1940 Republican presidential nominee said that he wished to follow up his flying survey of conditions in Great Britain with a trip to the sections of China which are not occupied by the Japanese. Questioned about the report that fly across the Pacific I study conditions in China, Willkie lt£,Cll, lie CrALSlCllllCTll. , V . _r J 1 J Upon learning that it wasn't he' lau S ne(1 and declared: applied for his first papers. Trans-! 'There is nothing definite yet. fers from one army post to an-,expect to return to the practice 01 other delayed his final admission, i law in the near futur*"

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