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e SOUTH! *• «• ARIZONA *&, EPTIBLIC JIvySPAPERJt^ Today 112 N. CENTRAL AVE. TELEPHONE 3-1111 Tuesday Morning, February 18, 1941 TURKEY ABANDONS GREECE GovernorSenafors See War Hint Moves To (/. 5. WW //"Given By OustTrio Germans Win Ja P Greeks Capture New Peaks Italians' Defeatls Board Notified To For (Additional Story, Page 2) A WASHINGTON, Feb. 17—(AP)—A tense and attentive W senate heard Senator Pepper, Democrat, Florida, declare today that if the lease-lend bill failed to save England, the United States would go ahead and "save them anyway." He did not say specifically whether he meant the United States would go to war, if necessary, but he asserted that the American people would not let Hitler conquer England. , — ,. „„;„,.<. "Whether we like it or not," he said, "they'll drive us 1 ouster proceedings against, into action Ca]1 it war or not ca]1 it war th ' e American members of the Arizona in- ; ]e wm not ]et England fall to Hit]er x x x The risks dustriid Commission was m- are the en(j unce t- tain ;. StJtUted yesterday When GOV- Demonstrative gallery crow< ernor Osborn notified the com-' missioners, L. C. Holmes. Lynn Lockhart and E. T. Houston, to appear at 10 a. m. February 25 for a hearing on charges of "inefficien- • •-• malfeasance. T^mpT" FIRS1 :„ ra crowds, repeatedly warned against ex- Britain, U. S., Netherlands Denounced (By Associated Press) D OMEI, Japan's near- official news agency, | troo^m^tne'c^raHec'tor "has "re- qUOted Chtlichi Ohashi, Vice-j suited in the capture of enemy po- A THENS. Feb. 17— (AP) i\ In hand-to-hand combat backed by deadly artillery fire, Greek forces on the Cen-. tral Albania front tonight re-' A II ported the capture of new peaks' l\ll while inflicting heavy losses on their: Italian foes and taking 300 prisoners. » The Greek military spokesman, in a restrained account of the fierce fighting amid rugged mountains, praised the courage of the Italians but said their defense and counterattacks were alike unsuccessful. Bulgaria Pact Clears Route Clinched|/r or Germany (Additional War Stories, Page 5) S OFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 17—(AP)—A Bulbarian-Turldsh non-aggression statement issued here tonight was interpreted by reliable informants to mean that Greece was in danger of being left out on a limb and might have to sue for peace with Italy or suffer the consequences of a German thrust against her. AIRO EevDt Feb 17— However, the statement clearly announced that agree(AP)—Britain's 'Army ment to keep the peace was reached "without prejudice to Are Driven From Egypt "be obliged pressions of approval or disapproval, also heard Senator Barkley of Kentucky, the Democratic leader, and Senator Austin of Vermont, the assistant Republican leader, plead for passage of the bill, declaring that Hitler must be crushed despite the risks involved. cv "neglect of duty, malfeasance, "If it ever becomes necessary for us to fight, we will fight." Austin! 1 '" 11 japan m.f. Sisfeansance and npnfeasance in | shouted at the climax of a heated exchange with Senator Bone. Demo-' facc tne Issue office and engaging in occupations crat, Washington, and after a surprised hush, the galleries burst intoj This, declared the published and businesses other than their • applause—and boos. Senator Hatch, Democrat. New Mexico, presiding I statement,' might cause serious doties x x x." I at the time, warned them that a repetition would result in their ex- The charges were preferred sev-. pu]sjon from Jhe chamber cral days ago £ h o en ix transfer I But lne >" P aid no need and a few minutes later were demonstrating |^' n °nri storage business, and C. P.! again when Senator Wheeler, Democrat, Montana, an opposition leader, Flynn, secretary-treasurer of the j said this country- should not assume the position of having other coun- foreign minister, yesterday aSi sit .'° ns saying that the United States, 11™^' Britain, Australia and the Nether-; ,,-h' 1 lands governmeht-in-exile "seem intent upon suppressing Japan" and! that Japan might ">"• ""-»»<"< t«! meters of region taken .ecent.y." the of the Nile wrote "the end" thir contracted engagements with other countries," a stipu- todav to the first phase of lation that Greek sources said was "encouraging" for Greece. luuajr r T.eniies \Vnii Clnpn its African campaign with a report that no Italians remain in Egypt, Kenya Colony or the Anglo._ •- . . . . . ! Egyptian Sudan "except as pris- (Reports from the border town! o ^g^ s •• of Bitolj Yugoslavia said the ( A n' action has been in Italy's em- consequencrs. In the face of "disquieting re- heights taken by the Greeks con-! jn North am , East Afrjca since trolled the routes to Valona and: F ebruarv 14- w hen the British re- Beratl and described these peaks occu ^ Kurmuk> a strategic post as the most important yet taken] > western frontier with Arizona State Federation of Labor, i tries protecting it. Again the crowd was warned by the chair against Others May Testify | showing its reactions to the oratory on the floor below. The governor notified the commissioners and Mr. Coffin and Mr. Says Hitler Must Be Defeated In the day's one set speech. Senator Barkley. opening debate ports" Japanese newspapers built! "During this operation," said the — -,„!: D,;<;M, "«Hitnrini hnnfirp" Greek spokesman, "the Italian troops fought well but were forced "editorial bonfire, 1 Domei wireless said. These reports were listed by Domei as: in the Greek counter-invasion h SuA ^ a seneral headquarters against the Italians.) communique reported. With the land fronts generally quiet, the chief attack assignments to withdraw with losses inflictedj Massing of British troops on the ion them mainly while retreating.' Flynn that he would issue sub- ; measure, said" that if England does not beat Hitler, "we shall some day poenas or any other process neces- j nave to surren der to him or defeat him over here." At another point ii f Thailand -"Malayan frontier, the ™ ni . n S , o£ the waters of Malacca on the '* t «J'» o | n t e « e r * sary to procure the attendance of I sa j a . witnesses. «.i,, r _.J "I do not pretend that there are not risks, no matter what we do:held by Cordell Hull, secretary of I0rt Commissioners Tlfey or fail to do'it may be a choice of risks. If we do nothing we run the j state, jn : W_ashlr.gton ( w,th diploma- Bombard... Squadron to Alaska, the sit,..._<: of the Australian War Council, and the joint defense conference secretary of we: 1. Failure and refusal to provide fair and unbiased examinations, consideration and hearings to injured workmen and failure and refusal to pay benefits provided for by the workmen's compensation act. 2. Voting to return 1o employers about 51,000,000 during the past two years in dividends.- ''thus making it -apparent-thai either the industrial commission insurance rate risk of being fenced in as a sort of unilateral concentration camp. We j tic representatives of Britaim Aus- run the risk of seeing the rest of the world overrun and then being |tral.a and the Netherlands. compelled to fight a hostile world or be overrun ourselves." ! Brjtain ^. n erv OU f debility Austin engaged in a spirited colloquy with Bone on the advisability; fgar of an a p proac hing German in- of including an amendment in the bill forbidding the sending of Amer- j vas j on an( j German advance in the ican persons or ships into war zones. Bone argued that such an action! Balkans are "driving Britain blind-j and would be "better than war." "A world enslaved, is worse than war," Austin shouted, pacing the wide green-carpeted middle aisle*. "It's worse than death, and a country whose boys will not go out and fight to save, the ideals of freedom from destruction by a fiend—you won't find such boys." oo «tacli His statement about America fighting followed immediately. There , o -.. im ;, ede , ; s t l_ U — «1...« <;<->n11<r W«f Vian/4s*1 nr»T\tn rr frnm ' *". Iv to measures to increase friction between Japan and Britain." the wireless said the newspaper Hochi | declared. | Japan will "decisively deal" with obstacles Britain may lay down sedition of Japan's _________ ............ ----- _ , 111 ,, cuc ^^-^ ............ -r ..... xxx should have been materially j was a momenta rj-, surprised hush, broken finally by handclappmg from nationa | policy." said the Hochi edi- • the galleries. , These episodes provided climaxes for the senate's first day of ae-j I bate on tne bill, a day which began with Senator Barkley, urgeing enact- j lowered as provided. by law. nr that said' industrial commission is withholding, and has •• withheld. from injured laboring men and, — - . t... »__,,.•. their widows and children Sl.OOO,- j ment of the bill to "stop the foul aggressor m his tracks. ' Barkley Challenged By Taft Immediately, he was challenged by Senator Taft, Republican. Ohio, with a spirited contention that "every' argument" he had made "would be just as forceful in support of a declaration of war against Germany. ; -i "I do not regard it as. necessary'," Barkley shouted his reply, "to 000 of the compensation rightfully due them and provided for them by taw." Cnfairnem Charged 3. Unfairness, favor and dis torial as reported by Domei. As for .Japanese-American relations the trade journal Chngal »aid, "If a wrong step is made there's no trlling what may happen. Any attempt to checkmate Japan's further progress Is bound to disturb the peace," the wireless related. . Of the Washington conference jheld by Secretary Hull Saturday the a declaration of war on the Nazis, i newspaper Yomiuri declared "it's more effective- safe to assume concrete measures bill and there- in the Pacific were discussed. Din ana ineie Situation Called Grave The Australian government declared last week that the Pacific iaii. uci=u>i-c". .. . situation had reached a stage of "If war is an inevitability, if Hitler wins andthat means an attack :.- utmos t gravity." on the United States, we ought to go to war now." he said, raising his; Causes or effects of this "gravity Ull i-llC *^ *» l.:_t- —— J- « nnnt Vi of in a t Ir^ffltirlft- crimination in making awards to , accomD iish the purpose of this bill that we should declare war on Ger-1 injured workmen; between em- J, , , tne war • ! ployers and classes of employers man i ° - ? f ,„„! were in the fixing of insurance rates. rAen n and in'distribution of the medical work among members of the medical profession. 4. Use of "undue influence, (Hires and arbitrary tactics" in investigating, hearing and adjudication of claims "thereby depriving said injured workiag men and women of their rights and benefits x x x." Protests Send Pension Bill To Committee 'Senators Vote Added Study Of Old-Age Legislation (Additional Stories, Log, Pace S) THE OLD-AGE assistance proposal which last Thursday tentatively was approved by the Arizona Senate yesterday was struck by a new storm of protest which swept it back into the committee on judi-j o'ny "to "the"Ju"ba river and "quanti- ciary for further study. ties o{ guns and war materials of Before voting a "do pass recom- )all kinds " u . ere seized, mendation for the measure last! Heavy coast defense and anti- week, the senate in committee o£ a j rcra f t suns were am ong these, it the whole had amended it to make was reported Irom Nairobi, Kenya. Nazi-Italian Sea Warfare j Pact Reached Air Force. Hangars Are Bombed The airdrome at Brindisi, important Southern Italian port, and hangars and airdromes at Catania, Comiso and Gela, on the island of Sicily which has served as a base [» » C L " for Nazi dive-bombers, were raided; 1V1 O f 6 O ft 1 D Saturday night. ' ' r In xvidespread air support of ground forces, the RAF communique reported "heavy damage" to an airfield in Italian Eritrea and to grounded planes in ; Ethiopia, a dive-bombing attack on , Italian positions along the Juba river in Somaliland, sinking of a 7,000-ton'merchant ship off the Tunisian coast and the downing o£ a German bomber by Australian fighter pilots near Bengasi. A renewed advance was reported toward Gondar, -Ethiopia, where British forces were pressing ahead east of Lake Rudolf. Heavy Guns Seized With the capture of Chisimaio, Somaliland port taken last week, the communique said the Fascists in that southernmost zone of Italian East Africa had been pushed back about 100 miles into the col- Leaves Way Open Strictly interpreted, informants acknowledged, Turkey had left the way open to aid Greece, with whom she has a mutual assistance pact. They reasoned, however, that since Turkey did not move to aid Greece when Italy attacked her, ' there was no reason to suppose the Turks would help Greece should Germany move against her without violating Turky's borders. (Authorized British sources in London said the statement solely concerned those two countries, but they derided reports that such an agreement would remove any difficulty for the Germans should they cross Bulgaria in an effort to force Greece to make peace with Italy. Thev asserted tnat Turkey still maintained freedom of action in connection with her existing obligations which include a treaty with Britain). which was signed in Ankara, The core ol the agreement Turkey, is the first article: "Turkey and Bulgaria consider as the unchangeable foundation of their foreign policies, abstinence from all aggression." Sukru Saracoglu, Turkey's foreign minister, was reported to have Are Reported By Germans BERLIN, Feb. 17—(UP)—Germany and Italy have reached a new agreement for "waging a common sea war against England," it was announced tonight as the Nazi high command reported the destruction | of vital British shipping in new U-boat and bombing attacks. German Grand Raeder and Italian Adm. Adm. Erich I Arturo by hastening and increasing a flow of war supplies to Great Britain. England, he added with desk-pounding emphasis, does not need our men. But Taft persisted. 5. Delegation of judicial authority to employees of the commission in the adjudication of dairns and condonation and ratification of "arbitrary abuses of; f..ii v wch judicial powers'on the part 1 ' '' oich employees." Coffin Charges Listed Charges preferred against wmmissioners by Mr. Coffin: 1. Failure to determine the , and stressing his words by clapping his hands together the only reasonable and logical conclusion " "Ali right *- u—i-i— - That include: go on to war," Barkley retorted, in a hored and d 'As r Bark?ev°progresseri. the attendance diminished to about 40 senators, and these, their chairs turned toward the speaker, listened care- w • .,.._„__ _*._ n « n v. nn rj c«a«a*«r V3nnpnher?'. Reports of Japanese naval movements in the China sea. of Japanese concentration of 150.000 troops in the Canton area of South China, in French Indo-China, Hainan island, Formosa, and the Spratly Islands and of a ".nucleus" military the 1O l-iicrar, nicn vti".»-> .-..-•- -- . u«.- Some scrawled notes on a scratch pad. Senator Vandenher; ...................... -------and Senator Nve, Republican North Dakota, both i air bas e established by the Japa- allow 'ed in their hands, sat with their eyes constantly _ Saigon., Indo-China. less ced "Can there be any doubt of the intention of Hitler to impose this rpvoltim: Astern upon the whole world, including the I nited States. Althouh Hi'tler calls it a revolution of young nations and young peon es ""•'"'" °™ nomination last September. , , ne 'workmen's compensation ™ w prohibits commissioners from JJpPUg in private business and {"TO.membership on any commit«* M any political party. o Nazi's Must Feed ims Of War atUms we have nations we ha\e which men At some ,„ „„.„ „.... bestial revolution against every freedom for have striven through centuries of hardship." length, he quoted Hitler and various Hitler lieutenants on Barkley said, was not "a war merely of boundaries " but "a war of'ideas, a war of philosophies, a war to impose - «,««„. ,,.»„ w «, j upon ihe world a system of moral, economic and political controls to rapations and industries and fix! which it has never been subjected, tte rates of premiums therefor at i "Revolution Against Freedom we lowest rate consistent with the I maintenance of a solvent state tion fund with proper; - and reserve "in violation the provisions of the workmen's Compensation laws x x x." J. Improperly administering <M funds in their charge, ex- Pending funds, rollection of Premiums from certain employer*, purchase of equipment •M distribution of medical work. In addition Mr. Coffin charged *«•• Holmes with engaging in and fruit farming and as president of the lolmes Fruit Company and iKJckhart with engaging in cat"« ranching and political activity ™ behalf of R. T. Jones, former |ovemor, who was defeated by "ivernor Osborn for the Demo- the maximum monthly allowance S35 in place of the S40 pledged in the Democratic state platform. It further inserted a provision for legal action against offspring of old-age assistance recipients who are found financially able to care for them. Both amendments were met by a renewed broadside of opposition when the committee of the whole report—the senate had not been in . session since Thursday—came up for adoption. The result was that the report recommending "do pass" for Senate Bill 29—the old-age assistance ranee increase measure intro....... „.....--. -- ,. M i^... j.u....».., --_. A. *C. tjOWflrns of than four hours' flight from the Gila county and H. H. Baker of Yuma—was rejected, to the applause of scores Qf oldsters who packed the senate gallery. Senator Baker as cosponsor of the bill opposed not only the amendment reducing the maximum to $35—the present maximum is British Singapore naval base. Protective mining of Singapore sea approaches! Renewed advice to United States and British nationals to leave various parts of the Orient. Interested In Philippines One of the passages attributed to:530 per month—but the relatives' Ohashi by Domei was taken bv oh-;responsibility provision inserted •cognized it for j servers a's a possible hint of Japa-jThursday on motion of Hubert H. over increased forces at Manila. d'Autremont of Pima county. Sees Unconstitutionally The Yuma senator declared that, ^ minatinn will be followed bv political intrigue and infi dominat on win oe wil pnHIhat economic and political domination will produce a! future." ref^ arZry domination in al, countries upon which ^™«^^^^ this system shall be ' "If Hitler should win. we will face, there, not only "hostile Ger- ,nv but a hostile world. If he wins he will control all of Europe. IStt Mussolini should survive through him, or over him, he will con- ^'senatof Tnomas^ Democrat, Utah, also spoke for the bill, saying Senator inoma ^ vo]ut . on ., was on ^ the Unite d States stands that clashed when Wheeler asked whether e measure would permit the President to take over industrial plants He demanded that Austin show him what, ,f any, sec- adfix Prices He demanded the war abroad. leading up to the start of 'president Roosevelt for his course through- the chief executive ready to This was: — "Japan is interested In the Phil- despite Senator d'Autremont s as- ippines as a friendly neighbor and surances that similar legislation .therefore desires that the islands'has been enacted and enforced in will not endanger Japan in the California and other states, the relatives' responsibility provision most likely would be found to be unconstitutional, leaving the old folks with no benefits. His battle to block further progress of the bill in its present form was joined strongly by Senator Edwards, and by Marvin E. Smith of Maricopa county who again reminded the senators that the Democratic platform had pledged a maximum allowance of $40 per month—matching by the state of the full $20 per month now allowed by the federal government, as against the $15 allowed when the present old-age assistance law was enacted. Victi Feb. 17—(INS) g indications .that the government does not in- .sponsor any large ship- of food supplies to Europe, "" Welles, undersecretary of said this government ~y is obligated under ouat * — ' aw to provide ade- «To *°od supplies for peoples of tt « Mnquered nations. J*n« made tnis statement in "Ponse to questions concerning «,!„American government's atti- W £ war< i <-he proposal of Her- JJS ** oover ' former president, to J™a lood supplies to Belgium to Bmi * ether the peoples of the oc- wS i territories could Jie fed without military advantage to Ger- indicated the American t did not. approve . at proposal. He said this nt wished it emphasized the adequate feeding of the ,"•• Me in the conquer*} territories nq responsibility it Germany. the success of his course. would "sneer down" an; menrt^^e'-Un^d-S^es-is in imminent peri, of i, „ If he said, "is take away the protection of u , British fleet and we would be under threats of invasion We nnt have to be invaded, we would only have to be under threat and we would be required to go on the defensive so swiftly ana e cash jn a]1 QUr freedom all ,, f colonial authorities in the rubber, tin and oil-rich Netherlands East Indies were reopening at Batavia as a result of conversations he had in Tokyo with the Netherlands minister. General J. C. Pabst. "The Dutch attitude at first was not auspicious and misreports led to increased tension in the East Indies," the vice- foreign minister said. "Although our rights and interests in the South Seas are vital questions we hope to settle them without resorting to force," Domei quoted Ohashi as telling the accounts committee of the lower house of the Japanese parliament. "Widespread misreports that Japan was planning imminent action in the South Seas," he said, apparently produced a recent Washington conference among Secretary Hull and the envoys of Britain, Australia and the Netherlands. cas e C c°onom msmutlons and set up here a totalitarian state in order econom at conom when the threat became reality we would be prepared. Train Is Derailed, 14 Cars Wrecked MOUNTAINAIR, N. M., Feb. 17— (INS)—A fast east-bound Santa Fe freight'laden with vegetables was derailed near Mountainair today, wrecking 14 cars and tearing up about. 150 yards of track. Officials said the -accident was caused by a broken wheel — car near the end of the Vegetables from West coast grow ing areas were strewn along the rilht of way. No persons were injured. on a train. Norway Railway Damage Is Told STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 17— (AP)—Reports from Norway tonight told of a number of damaging derailments on the railroad between Oslo and Bergen in recent Danes Protest Ship Seizure Chisimaio was an important Italian military position at the. head of a. good coastal road running Mogadiscio, Somaliland capital. to OASIS DEFENSE HOLDS ROME, Feb. 17— <AP>— In a determined last-ditch fight, the Italian garrison at Giarabub oasis, isolated in the heart of the Libyan desert, was reported still fighting off British tank units, bombing planes and artillery. The war bulletin of the Italian Riccardi were revealed by the official DNB agency to have conferred Thursday and Friday all Merano in the Italian Tyrol nearj the Brenner pass for "an exchange of opinions in a comradely spirit resulting in complete agreement for waging a common sea war against England." (The further "operative collaboration" of the Italian and German navies was discussed during the conference of the chiefs of the two axis fleets, and "complete accord was reached on all problems," an official com- munique issued in Rome said.) Ship Sinkings Claimed No further details of the Merano meeting was divulged in German quarters. The high command meanwhile reported that German bombers sank two more British ships near their home ports Sunday and that two German submarines had sunk 15.000 more tons of merchant shipping on the high seas. Seven British planes were re- high command today said the de-! ported shot down over the contin- fenders of Giarabub had smashed "violent" British attacks. The Italians were fighting from concrete redoubts squatting in the shadow of the Libyan desert meccs of the Mohammedan Sennssi sect. The garrison was aided by stragglers from Bardia who crossed ISO miles of desert to avoid surrender after the British capture. Fascists said. The Giarabub garrison, under Major Castagna, was cut off when Bardia fell and has been dependent on transport planes from Tripoli for food and ammunition. Military observers pointed out that British control of Eastern Libya made the position of Giara- bub—150 miles inland, near the Egyptian-Libyan horde r—almost hopeless. j The high command said German) air force units bombed British air' bases and communications along the Mediterranean coast. ental coast and over Malta, in the Mediterranean. The luftwaffe continued to attack factories, airdromes, troop camps and harbor works in Britain—particularly on the Southeast coast—the communique said. Sinks In Few Seconds One U-boat commander, the high command said, reported sinking 11.000 tons of shipping and another, who previously had reported 20,000 tons sunk, added a 4,000-ton vessel to his bag. A direct bomb hit sank a 6,000- ton British freighter within a few seconds off Peterhead, the com- munique said, a small merchantman was sunk west of Ireland and a lar^e freighter was damaged by a direct bomb hit off Great Yarmouth. (declared after fhe signing: Reliable quarters said the accord meant Germany would stay clear of Turkey, and that. » major obstacle to any German march through Bulgaria toward Greece had been removed. Soviet Russia was believed to have had a hand in putting pressure on Turkey to keep her front becoming involved with Germany. Today s agreement possibly eliminated one contractual engagement on Turkey's part which was contained in the Pact of Balkan Understanding signed February 9. 1934, by Rumania, Greece, Turkey and Jugoslavia. That pact provided that „. Greece, for example, were attacked "by a non-Balkan power, and that if a Balkan state joined in. the aggression," then Turkey would have to march to Greece's aid. No Longer Obligated But diplomatic sources point out Bulgaria now has made it clear she is not planning to join any German move against Greece, so under the terms of the pact Turkey would not be obligated to aid Greece. was signed by Bulgaria. Turkey A collective non-aggression pact Rumania, Greece and Yugoslavia sided restatement was interpreted July 31, 1938. But today's two- gleefully in axis quarters as proof that Turkey, despite her status as ;i non-belligerent ally of the British, would stana aloof front Greece's troubles. A tangle of diplomatic maneuvering lay behind the accord. Ship Menaced By Dock Fire Coxon Offers View |<AP>Only that portion of the federal W ere allowance which is matched by the state becomes payable to assist- TEXAS CITY, Tex., Feb. 17— ance recipients. William Coxon of Pmal county, who Thursday had expressed belief Arizona will become the goal of folk who seek assistance "in the evening of their lives", in detriment to the state's actual pioneers to whom Arizona owes its real debt entered the argument to say ,he would favor a flat allowance of , S50 a month if only he could be COPENHAGEN (Via Berlin) — assured the persons receiving it Feb. 17—(AP)—The government ofj ha( ] been in Arizona long enough Denmark has decided to protest against confiscation of three Dan- j ish steamships, by the Chilean gov- weeks. The most serious was said to have occurred last week when a German military train was wrecked in a tunnel by rails placed across th« track*. ernment, DNB, the official German news agency, reported today. The foreign ministry, DNB said, had instructed the Danish minister to Chile to submit "energetic protest" and demand restoration of the ships. The Chilean government, seized three Danish vessels, the Frida, Lota and Belga, Saturday, promising to indemnify their owners and declaring they would be used to carry on "commercial exchange with other foreign countries". f to be entitled to it. Debate swirled across the senate floor for nearly an hour before the bill went back to committee. Boulder Power Fund Is Asked WASHINGTON, Feb. 17—(API— Present Roosevelt^sked congress tndav for an additional appropriation VSl.OOO.OOO to continue installation of generating units at the Boulder Dam power -One man was killed and 14 hospitalized today, as fire swept the docks of the Pan-American Refining Company, threatening to engulf a tanker loaded with 107,000 barrels of gasoline destined for the Norfolk, Va., naval base. Thirty-two crewmen scrambled over the sides of the tanker, the Pan-Massachusetts, after loading lines on the dock exploded and sent flames toward the ship. A fourth assistant engineer, Walter Schmitt, lost his grip as he sought to go hand-over-hand along a ship-to-shore rope, and drowned. Fourteen men were taken to clinics for treatment of shock and exposure. They were Charles Moss, W. W. McCormick, Conrad Brown, Andy Matwry, Dan Calnan, Walter Schnabel, Joe Cruchon. Howard Burleigh, S. Marshall, J. C. Midgette, chief engineer. T. E. Farnan, H. B. Oliver, George Parthe- nis and H. C. Hood. The vessel was not damaged seriously, although its sides were scorched. First reports were that a violent explosion had occurred amidships, but these later proved erroneous. The cause of the blaze and explosions was not ascertained. Girl's Clothing Stripped By Rail OGDEN, Utah, Feb. 17—(INS)— Embarrassed and still trembling from her brush with death, Miss Kathryn Noble of Malad, Ida., today told Utah police how a rail pierced the car in xvhich she was riding and clothes. stripped off all her While riding with Dr. William D. Pace of Ogden. Miss Noble related, the car crashed into a guard fence. A horizontal rail drove through the radiator, pierced the driver's seat, between the doctor and herself and penetrated the trunk in the rear. In passing, it ripped her clothes off and carried them into the trunk. She suffered only bruises, she said. Officers investigated and found the battered car in a garage—transfixed long, by a three inches wide. wooden rail 12 feet inches thick and 10 5an Juan Reached By Dixie Clipper SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Feb. 17, (AP)—The Pan American Airways Dixie Clipper, which left Lisbon Saturday ahead of a disastrous hurricane, arrived at San Juan late today and was scheduled to tal;e off again tonight for New York. The Clipper has 5,000 pounds of mail aboard, leaving room for only four passengers: David H. Buffum of the U. S. Embassy in Rome, Mrs. Buffum; Samuel Grover. j U. S. state department courier: and| Ronald Steel, attached to the Brit- j ish purchasing mission in New York. , ' It was understood that in return for Germany'* promise to leave Turkey alone and keep away from the Darden- elles. Soviet Russia put pressure on the Turkish government with implication that Russia would be forced to seek return of the "lost" provinces of Kars and Ardahan from Turkey should the Turks'be- come embroiled with Germany over passage of Nazi troops through Bulgaria. In the eyes of most diplomatie observers the platitudes of the Bulgarian-Turkish accord seemed to have sealed the fate of Greece and to have squeezed Britain out of her last small foothold in Southwestern Europe. Reliable informants even doubted that an advance by German troops through Bulgaria would b« necessary to cause Greece to yield. They felt that the threat of it. without any opposition to Germany from the Turkish flank, would be enough to stop the Greeks. Nazi Diplomatist Wins The kingpin of this latest victory for axis diplomacy is understood to be Franz von Papen, ace Nazi diplomatist. It was said that he played a big part in bringing the Turks and the Bulgars together. The negotiations, culminated by the accord, have been; going on for weeks. While the British were trying to tie Turkey ever closer in their alliance—which was based on pledges of mutual assistance against any "aggression" leading to war in the Eastern Mediterranean—Von Papen was at work behind the scenes in Ankara and Sofia. Von Papen, who was Germany's pre-anschluss ambassador to Austria, now is ambassador to Turkey. While British staff officers from Egypt were conferring recently with Turkish com- and—seemingly-German diplomats were working along another line. The Turkish press in that time was saying on oc-" caaion that Turkey would have to move against Bulgaria rf the Germans marched through.

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