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totl* SOUTH Phoenix\>-25.1 r, No. 276, Phoenix, Arizona Today J Q 112 N. CENTRAL AVE. TELEPHONE 3-1111 Tuesday Morning, February 18,1911 TURKEY ABANDONS GREECE Senators 5eeWarHint By Governor Moves To (/. S.War .. OnstTno Germans Win Ja P Board Notified To Appear For Hearing rrHE FIRST MOVE in 1 ouster proceedings against members of the Arizona In„ dustrial Commission was in- I stituted yesterday when Gov- 8 rrnor Ofborn notified the com- P mi«iont>rs, L. C. Holmes, Lynn * : Lockharl and E. T. Houston, to i smear at in a. m. February 25 for 1 I'hearins nn rhargps of "inefficien- 8 p neglect of riuty, malfeasance. and nnnfeasancp in office and encaging in occupations snd businesses other than their duties x x x." The charges were preferred several Hays acn by George Coffin, operator of a Phoenix transfer snii storage business, and C. P. Flynn, secretary-treasurer of the Arizona State Federation of Labor. Others May Testify "Dip. governor notified the com- missionors and Mr. Coffin and Mr. Flynn that he would issue subpoenas or any other process necessary to procure the attendance of witnesses. Mr. Flynn filed five charges trains! the commissioners. They tre: 1. Failure and refusal to provide lair and unbiased examinations, consideration and hearings to in| jured workmen and failure and ' refusal to pay benefits provided for by the workmen's compensation act. 2. Votine to return 1o employ- era about 51,000.000 during the past two years in dividends, "thus making it apparent that either the industrial commission insurance rates xxx should have been materially lowered as provided by law, or that said industrial commission is withholding, and has withheld. Irpm injured laboring men and their wirtnvvs and children Sl.OOO,- MO nf the compensation rightfully >iu» them and provided for them by law." t'nfairness Charged ". Vnfairness. favor and discrimination in making awards to Injured workmen; between employers and classes of employers in the fixing of insurance 'rates, and in distribution of the medical work among members of the medi- ral profession. 4. Use of "undue influence, duress and arbitrary lactics" in investigating, hearing and adjudi- ration of claims "thereby depriv- inp said injured working men nnd »inen nf their righ*s and benefits x x x." 5. DHosalion of judicial au- 'linrily In employees of 1he com- feinn in the' adjudication of f laims and condonation and rati Cation nf "arbitrary abuses of wh judicial powers 'on the part inch employees." Coffin Charges Listed Charges preferred against Ihe ftmmissioners by Mr. Coffin: 1. Failure to determine the ha/- I'fis nf the different, classes of oc- (Additional Story, Fa^e 2) TV7ASHHSTGTON, 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 into action. Call it war, or not call it war, the American people will not let England fall to Hitler, x x x The risks are great; the end uncertain." Demonstrative gallery crowds, repeatedly warned against expressions 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 hill, declaring that Hitler must he crushed despite the risks involved. "If it ever becomes necessary for us to fight, we will fight," Austin shouted at the climax of a heated exchange with Senator Bone, Democrat, Washington, and after a surprised hush, the galleries burst into applause—and boos. Senator Hatch, Democrat, New Mexico, presiding at the time, warned them that a repetition would result in their expulsion from the chamber. But they paid no heed and a few minutes later were demonstrating again when Senator Wheeler, Democrat, Montana, an opposition leader, said this country should not assume the position of having other countries protecting it. Again the crowd was warned by the chair against showing its reactions to the oratory on the floor below. Says Hitler Must Be DeTeated In the day's one set speech, Senator Barkley, opening debate on the measure, said that if England does not beat Hitler, "we shall-some day have to surrender to him or defeat him over here." At another point he said: "I do not pretend that there are not risks, no matter what we <lo or fail to do it may be a choice of risks. If we do nothing we run the risk of being fenced in as a sort of unilateral concentration camp. We run the risk of seeing the rest of the world overrun and then being compelled to fight a hostile world or be overrun ourselves." Austin engaged in a spirited colloquy with Bons on the advisability of including an amendment in the bill forbidding the sending of American persons or ships into war zones. Bone argued that such an action 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 hoys will not go out and fight to save the ideals of freedom from destruction hy a fiend—you won't find such boys." His statement about. America fighting followed immediately. There was a momentary, surprised hush, broken finally by handclappmg from 6 These"episodes provided climaxes for 1he senate's first day of debate on the bill, a day which began with Senator Barkley, urgemg enactment of the bill to "stop the foul aggressor in 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 do not regard it as necessary," Barkley shouted his reply, to accomplish the purpose of this bill that we should declare war on Germany or enter the war," Britain, U. S., Netherlands. Denounced Greeks Capture New D (By Associated Press) O M E I, Japan's near- official news agency, quoted Chuichi Ohashi, vice- foreign minister, yesterday as saying that the United States, Britain, Australia and the Netherlands government-in-exile "seem intent upon suppressing Japan and that Japan might ;'be obliged to face the issue." This, declared the, published statement, "might cause serious consequences." In the face of "disquieting reports" Japanese newspapers huilt an anti-British "editorial bonfire, Domei wireless said. These reports were listed by Dome! as: "Massing of British troops on the Thailand - Malayan frontier. We mining of the waters of Malacca straits (near Singapore), the dispatch of the 36th U. S. Bombardment Squadron to Alaska, the sitting of the Australian War Council, and the joint defense conference held by Cordell Hull, secretary of state, in Washington with diplomatic representatives of Britain. Australia and the Netherlands. England Is Blamed Britain's "nervous debility" A THENS, Feb. 17— (AP) /\In hand-to-hand combat backed by deadly artillery fire, Greek forces on the Central Albania front tonight reported the capture of new peaks 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. "The offensive action by our troops in the central sector has resulted in the capture of enemy positions 1,700 meters (more than a mile) high." the spokesman said, "and complete occupation of the whc'e region taken recently." (Reports from the border town of Bitolj, Yugoslavia, said the heights taken by the Greeks controlled the routes to Valona and Berati and described these peaks as the most important yet taken in the Greek counter-invasion against the Italians.) "During this operation," said the Greek spokesman, "the Italian troops fought well but were forced to withdraw with losses inflicted on them mainly while retreating." Italians'/Jif/garia Pact Defeat Is Clears Route Clinched p or Germany and Even if i.ven u there were cause for a declaration of war on the Nazis, BarWey continued, it was "doubtful that we could help more effectively"^ bring about Hitler's defeat than by passing the bill and I therein hastenine and increasing a flow of war supplies to Great Britain. England hTaoTed wHh desk-pounding emphasis, does not need our men. But Taft persisted. "If war is an inevitability, if Hitler wins and that means an attack tP<. we oueht to go to war now," he said raising his "That * retorted, in a bored and "' the and industries and fix rates nf premiums therefor at rate consistent with Ihe of a solvent state fund with proper and reserve "in violation provisions of the workmen's laws x x x." 2. Improperly administering 'to funds in tlio.ir charge, W- Wiiis; funds, enllection of Premiums from certain «m- P'oycrs, purchase, of equipment »wi distribution of medical mirk. Jn addition Mr. Coffin charged *' r Holmes with engaging in and fruit farming, ami of the which it has never and peoples rec0 gnized it for r volution against every freedom for and w a a . ^^ „ JuoS Hitler and various Hitler lieutenants on of their revolut '°": we doub t mat economic . B ?h?Si^^ WrlRU. and infiltration," he domination will be followea oy p , id . u „ will pro duce a revolting svstem upon the l?th°K Hitler cans iU revolution of against old a what it is, an the system shall 1* imposed! ' . I -• »-nin, v ,( i l(| v VVM'J"-- |F Uofliliari with engaging in cat ll( rwirhinir and political activity 111 behalf of R. T. Jones, former governor, who was defeated b\ Governor Osborn for the Democratic nomination last September. The workmen's compensation iaiv prohibits commissioners frorr logins in private business anc ri1 ni membership on any commit'• f of any political party. Nazis Must Feed Victims Of War .WASHINGTON, Feb. n—(INS) ""firming indications that the American government does not. in- len d to sponsor any large shipment of food supplies to Europe. eumner Welles, undersecretary of fk'e. today said this government }WIs Germany is obligated under ""ernational law to provide ade- te food supplies for peoples of conquered nations. •elles made this statement in D nse to questions concerning American government's atti- toward the proposal of Her- Hoover, former president, to , - food supplies to Belgium to 'f 1 . whether the peoples of the oc- territories could be fed military advantage to Ger- IroUllof Afjca. XXX kfi {or lhe m< saying „_-.i«« ThnmflS. UemOCInl, uin", _ i_ ,,_,^j gj a j es "in a Senate: the measure and fix prices, lion of the bill pepper reviewed the war abroad, —' out. As fear of an approaching German invasion and German advance in the Balkans are "driving Britain hlind- Iv to measures to increase friction between Japan and Britain," the wireless said the newspaper Hochi declared. ' ,, ... Japan will "decisively deal" with any obstacles Britain may lay down o "impede prosecution of Japan's national policy." said the Hpchi edi- oriat as reported by Domei. As for Japanese-American relations the trade journal Chugai said, "If a wrong step is made there's no telling what may happen. Any attempt to checkmate .Japan's further progress is hound to disturb the peace," the wireless related. Of the Washington conference held by Secretary- Hull Saturday the newspaper Yomiuri declared "it's safe to assume concrete measures" in the Pacific were discussed. Situation Called Grave The Australian government declared last week that the Pacific situation had reached a stage of "utmost gravity." Causes or effects of this "gravity include: 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 air base established by the Japanese at Saigon, Indo-China, less than four hours' flight from the British Singapore naval base. Protective mining of Singapore ea approaches. Renewed advice to United States nd British nationals to leave va- ious parts of the Orient. Interested In ^Philippines One of the passages attributed to jhashi by Domei was taken bv on- ervers as a possible hint of Japa- ese displeasure over increased American naval forces at Manila, 'his was: "Japan is interested in the Pnil- ppines as a friendly neighbor and herefore desires that the islands vill not endanger Japan in the uture." „, He said that negotiations with olonial authorities in the rubber, in and oil-rich Netherlands East ndies were reopening at Batavia as result of conversations he had in 'okyo with the Netherlands minis- i I, 1 (lUflti •The Dutch attitude at lint was not auspicious and nilsrc- ports led to increased tension in the East Indies," the vice- foreign minister said. 'Although our rights and inter- Protests Send Pension Bill To Committee Senators Vote Added Study Of Old-Age Legislation (Additional Stories, Log, Page 8) THE OLD-AGE assistance proposal which last Thursday tentatively was approved by the Arizona Sena'te yesterday was struck by a new storm of protest which swept it back into the committee on judiciary for further study. Before voting a "do pass" recommendation for the measure last week, the senate in committee of the whole had amended it to make the maximum monthly allowance $35 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 allowance increase measure introduced jointly by A. R. Edwards of Gila county and H. H. Baker of All Duce's Men Are Driven From Egypt f^AIRO, Egypt, Feb. IT— V_x (AP)—Britain's Army of .the Nile wrote "the end" today to the first phase of its African campaign with a report that no Italians remain m E"ypt, Kenya Colony or the Anglo- Egyptian Sudan "except as prisoners." . All action has been in Italy s empire in North and East Africa since February 14, when the British reoccupied Kurmuk, a strategic post on Ethiopia's western frontier with the Sudan, a general headquarters communique reported. With the land fronts generally quiet, the chief attack assignments fell to the Royal 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 for Nazi dive-bombers, were raided Saturday night. In widespread air activity in 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 of 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 colony to the Juba river and "quantities of guns and war materials of ail kinds" were seized. Heavy coast defense and antiaircraft guns were among these, it was reported from Nairobi, Kenya Chisimaio was an important Italian military position at the head o a good coastal road running to Mogadiscio, Somaliland capital. (Additional War Stories, Page 5) S OFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 17—(AP)—A Bulbarian-Turkish 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 %yith Italy or suffer the consequences of a German thrust against her. However, the statement clearly announced that agreement to keep the peace was reached "without prejudice to thir contracted engagements with other countries," a stipulation that Greek sources said was "encouraging" for Greece. 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 re- =, move any difficulty for the Ger- i mans should they cross Bulgaria k in an effort to force Greece to } make peace with Italy. They I asserted tftat Turkey still main- l< tained freedom of action in con- ' nection with her existing obliga- ' tions which include a treaty • with Britain). which was signed in Ankara, The core of the agreement •Turkey, Is the first article: "Turkey and Bulgaria con- Nazi-Italian Sea Warfare PactReached VIore Ship Sinkings Are Reported By Germans aider as the unchangeable foundation, of their foreign policies, abstinence from all aggression." BERLIN, Feb. 17—(UP)—Germany and Italy have reached a new greement for "waging a common ea war against England," it was nnounced tonight as the Nazi high ommand reported the destruction Sukru-JSaracoglu, Turkey's for- '" f vital British -shipping in new i eign minister, was reported to have : J-boat and bombing attacks. I declared after the signing: German Grand Adm. Erich' .aeder and Italian Adm. Arturo liccardi were revealed by the of- icial DNB agency to have con- demanded that Austin show- him what, if any, sec- leading up to the start of th „ behind the chief executive ready to . indicated the Americar Fernment did not approve.Q> "Over's proposal. He said this f, 0v ernment wished it emphasized iJ at the adequate feeding of the pile In the conque&l territories ** toe responsibility If Germany peril of the British and have to be in .aaeo and we h only have to be under threat to go on the defensive so swiftly to cash in all our freedom, all €>f here a totalitarian state in order would be prepared." caused by a broken wheel > end of the on train. jured. Norway Railway Damage Is Tolc STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 17(AP)_Reports from Norway to night told of a number of damagin derailments on the railroad be tween Oslo and Bergen in recen weeks. The most serious was said have occurred last week when German military train was wrecke in a tunnel by rails placed wros track!, ' * Yuma- plause -was rejected, to the ap- of scores of 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 $30 per month—but the relatives' responsibility provision inserted Thursday on motion of Hubert H. d'Autremont of Pima county. Sees Uncnnstitutionality The Yuma senator declared that, despite Senator d'Autremont's assurances that similar legislation has been enacted and enforced in 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 Ed- OASIS DEFENSE HOLDS ROME, Feb. 17—(AP)—In a de termined last-ditch fight, the Ital ian garrison at Giarabub oasis, iso lated in the heart of the Libyan desert, was reported still fightin off British tank units, bombin planes and artillery. The war bulletin of the Italia high command today said the de fenders of Giarabub had smashe "violent" British attacks. • The Italians were fighting from concrete redoubts squattins: in the shadow of the Libyan desert mecca of the Mohammedan Senussi sect. The garrison was aided by stragglers from Banlia who crossed 150 miles of desert to avoid surrender after the British capture, Fascists said. The Giarabub garrison, unde Major Castagna, was cut off whe Bardia fell and has been depend ent on transport planes from Trip oli for food and ammunition. Military observers pointed ou that British control of Easter Libya made the position of Giara bub-150 miles inland, near th Egyptian-Libyan border-almo. hopeless. The high command said Germa air force units bombed British air bases and communications along the Mediterranean coast, Seas are vital to settle them Marlcopa county who again re minded the senators that the Dem ocratic platform had pledged i maximum allowance of $40 per month—matching by erred Thursday and Friday at lerano in the Italian Tyrol near he Brenner pass for "an exchange if opinions in a comradely spirit •esulting in complete agreement 'or 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 Sinking* 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 reported shot down over the continental 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 6,0.00- ton British freighter within a few seconds off Peterhead, the com- munique said, a small merchantman was sunk west of Ireland and a large freighter was damaged by a direct bomb hit off Great Yarmouth. „__,__. L _____ Q Reliable quarters said the' • accord meant Germany would stay clear of Turkey, and that \ a major obstacle to any Ger- ; man march through Bulgaria toward Greece had been re-, moved. > I Soviet Russia was believed to I have had a hand in putting pressure on Turkey to keep her from becoming involved with Germanv.' Today's agreement possibly elim- ; mated one contractual engagement I on Turkey's part which was con-' tained in the Pact of Balkan Understanding signed February 9' 1934, by Rumania, Greece, Turkey? and Yugoslavia. That pact provided that it, Greece, for example, were attack-, D ^? "v,,, T>_,,— power, and ed "by a non-Balkan that if a Balkan state joined in the aggression," then Turkey would' nave to march to Greece's aid. No Longer Obligated J But diplomatic sources point out I, Bulgaria now has made it clears; she is not planning to join any! German move against Greece, so' under the terms of the pactf Of the state of sts in the South questions we hope vithout resorting to force," Domei quoted Ohashi as telling the accounts committee of the lower louse of the Japanese parliament. "Widespread misreports that Japan was planning imminent action n the South Seas," he said, appar- >ntlv produced a recent Washing- on conference among Secretary Hull and the envoys of Britain, Australia and the Netherlands. Danes Protest Ship Seizure COPENHAGEN (Via Berlin) — Feb. 17 — (AP)— The government of Denmark has decided to protest against confiscation of three Danish steamslups, by the Chilean government, DNB, the official German news agency, reported today. The foreign ministry, DNB said, had instructed the Danish minister to Chile to submit "energetic pro test" and demand restoration of the ships. The Chilean government seized three Danish vessels, the Frida, Lo ta and Belga, Saturday, promising to indemnify their owners and de daring they would be used to carry on "commercial exchangejWith other foreign countries"i the full $20 per month now allowed bv the federal government, as against the $15 allowed when the present old-age assistance law was enacted. Coxon Offers View Only that portion of the federal allowance which is matched by the state becomes payable to assistance recipients. William Coxon of Final county, who Thursday had expressed belief Arizona will become the goal of folk Who seek assistance "m 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 assured the persons receiving it lad been in Arizona long enough to be entitled to it. Debate swirled across the senate floor for nearly an hour be- 'ore the bill went back to committee. Boulder Power Fund h Asked WASHINGTON. Feb. 17-(AP1- President Roosevelt asked congress today for an additional appropriation of $1,000,000 to continue installation of generating units at the Boulder Dam power jplant, Ship Menaced By Dock Fire TEXAS CITY, Tex., Feb. 17(AP)—One man was killed and 14 were 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. Mid gette, chief engineer, T. E. Far nan, H. B. Oliver, George Parthe nis and H. C. Hood. The vessel was not damaged seri ously, although its sides wen scorched. First reports were thai; a violent explosion had occurrei' amidships, but these later provei erroneous. The cause of the blaze and ex plosions was not ascertained, I Clothing Stripped By Rail IT- 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! 1 July 31, 1938. But today's two-! gleefully in axis quarters as proof; that Turkey, despite her status as;! R non-belligerent ally of the Bri-J tish, would stand aloof fromil Greece's troubles. A tangle of diplomatic maneuV' ring lay behind the accord. It was understood that In return for Germany's 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 bo forced to seek return of the "lost" provinces of Kan and Ardahan from Turkey should the Turks become embroiled with Germany over passage, of Nazi troops through Bulgaria. In the eyes of most diplomatic bservers the platitudes of the rom her brush with death, Miss {athryn Noble of Malad, Ida,, to ay told Utah police " ierced Utah the car in how a rail which she was iding and stripped off all her lothes. While riding with Dr. .William D. 'ace of Ogden, Miss Noble related, he car crashed into a guard fence. A horizontal rail drove through the adiator, pierced the driver's seal between the doctor and herself anc icnetrated the trunk in the rear n passing, it ripped her clothes iff and carried them into the trunk ihe suffered only bruises, she said Officers investigated and founc he battered car in a garage—trans: ixed by a ong, three nches wide. wooden rail 12 feel inches thick and 10 5an Juan Reached By Dixie Clipper SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Feb. IT (AP)—The Pan American Air ways Dixie Clipper, which left Lis son Saturday ahead of a disastrou lurricane, arrived at San Juan late today and was scheduled U take off again tonight for New York. The Clipper has 5,000 pounds o mail aboard, leaving room for onlj four passengers: David H. Buffum of the U. S. Embassy in Rome Mrs. Buffum; Samuel Grove: U. S. state department courier; an Ronald Steel, attached to the Brit Ish- purchasing mission in Ne York. . ' , o nave sealed the late of Greece nd to have squeezed Britain out f her last small foothold In Southwestern Europe. Reliable informants even doubt- d that an advance by German roops through Bulgaria would b« accessary to cause Greece to yield. They felt that the threat of It, without any opposition to Ger many from the Turkish flank, would be enough to stop the Greeks, Nazi Diplomatist Wind The kingpin of this latest vie ory for axis diplomacy is under- tood to be Franz von Papen, acs tfazi diplomatist. It was said that IB played- a big part in bringing he Turks and the Bulgars together. The negotiations, culminated by the accord, have beetf roing on for weeks. While the British were trying to tie Turkey ever closer in their alliance—which was based onj >ledges of mutual assistanc against any "aggression" leadin to war in the Eastern .Mediterranean—Von Papen was at wor jehind the scenes in Ankara Sofia. _ . Von Papen, who was German/I pre-anschfuss ambassador to tria, now is ambassador to Turkey, While British staff officers from Egypt were conferring recently with Turkish com-. wid-seemtagly-German diplomats were working along; another line. The Turkish press in that time was saying on oc.- euion that Turkey would have to move against Bulgaria tt the Oerman|raarchedthrou|n,

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