Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on February 18, 1941 · Page 21
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Tuesday, February 18, 1941
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TelepKcme 34111 Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Tuesday Morning, February 18,1941 Thousands -Hurt, Other Areas Suffer LISBON, Portugal, Feb. 17— (AP)—Raging storms and Goods Cashed the breadth of Europe from •he Black sea to the Atlantic to- fday and at Santander, Spain, more than half the city's 54,000 population was reported forced from their i y homes by a wall of wind-blown flames in the wake of Sunday's hurricane. Spain and Portugal, the hardest [hit, together counted at least 145 dead, thousands of injured and property damage running into millions of dollars. Hundreds of per( sons were unaccounted for in Portugal and it was feared the total death list would mount Scores of buildings were destroy" ed or damaged by the flames which started in Santander's harbor last "|ight and still were raging tonight that Northern Spanish port on e Bay of Biscay. Santander fire- Ben were believed,, however, to be |nging the flames slowly under ntrol. Bank, Cathedral Destroyed The Bank of Spain building, the f 13th century Gothic Cathedral, the 1 government revenue office and the I customs house were destroyed [there along with many residential find commercial buildings by the Hre, which started with an ex- F plosion aboard an oil tanker in the I harbor. Meager reports coming from the | Spanish port by way of a ship's ra- Idio in the harbor estimated the I loss at between 100 to 150 million 'pesetas ($9,000,000 to $13,500,000). A late afternoon broadcast by the bSantander radio said some 30,000 Tkersons had fled their homes. r Crops of olives, almond and pine "groves, cork trees and vineyards in Oporto and other sections of Portugal—the chief sources of this * country's income—were reported virtually ruined. The newspaper Diaro Lisboa estimated that Portuguese property damage would exceed $20,000,000. Storm Sinks 800 Boats • Indicating the scope of the dis- Jister were reports from the small 'fishing village of Sesimbra that 300 boats were sunk at that place alone. Others suffered almost as ' heavily. The express train from Oporto, where an earth tremor was report* ed felt at 2 a. m., finally reached Lisbon, two days late. The express from Madrid, due in Lisbon at noon "*" aturday, arrived this afternoon. , From throughout Spain there i were reports of persons killed or injured by falling objects and at least 10 were reported killed by the storm in French Morocco. Reports reaching Berne, Switzerland, said many persons were killed ind injured in floods and storms •Ave.eping across the continent and \ extending through the Danube val- Lley to the Black sea. Ice Jams Cause Floods . Ice jams on the Danube itself sent flood waters over the banks in the Budapest region of Hungary. Fifteen thousand inhabitants of , the Hungarian villages of Dunave- ) 'fcse, Apostag and Solt fled to the Aills and the Dunavesce-Dunapataj jf rail line was abandoned. Twelve smaller villages were evacuated. A big dam on the left bank of the f Danube, 60 miles south of Budapest, was broken at four places by the crush of water impounded by 9 an ice barrier and on the eastern side of the stream some 200 square miles of land were flooded, another M square miles threatened. r . The situation was declared critical along the Danube in the vicinity of Kalosca, Hungary. Planes bombed ice floes in the river yes- tcrday but the jam was not completely relieved. Troops and civilians turned to rescue work in the stricken Hungarian regions. Farm Land Flooded Flood waters were spreading jver rich agricultural lands on the ilains in the upper valley of the 'izsa. ^ Santander's refugees were being feared for temporarily in near-by I-esort towns, virtually empty during this off-season. Other Spanish •owns and cities were sending food Ind clothing: Burgos went without Iread entirely today, contributing Is entire supply. 1 Soldiers and military police sped % Santander from San Sebastian tatest reports received here saic f.e modern section of Santander Reaped damage. lln Portugal. Sunday's hurricane linds were reported to have reacb- *• a velocity of 125 miles an hour Cintra, a town a few miles 1hwest of Lisbon. L The American Bed Cross ship Md Harbor, carrying relief applies to Spain, had a hard JSbe docking at Cadiz. Ewirling up from the southwest, •e storm—the worst in Portugal r lnce 1848-battered the coast from [ Algarve, in the south, to Oporto and b'evond in the north. ' Hundreds of small boats were *.ink larger ones were badly dam- d Thousands of fishermen lost £ only means of support 1 through the sinking of their little iterpreting The War News- Bulga ria n- Turkish Pacts Hits Britain By KIRKE L. SIMPSON Some reports of a Bulgarian-Turkish "nonaggression accord" picture it as a setback for Britain. v It is true that Britain has counted heavily on Turkish resistance to any German march through Bulgaria to aid it in Albania. Yet the pact will not strip Britain of vitally important strategic advantages she has gained from the Greek-Italian conflict. For example, even if it should lead Greece to make peace with Italy presumably on Berlin assurance of favorable terms, it is hardly likely the British would abandon their air and naval bases on the Greek island of Crete. There is another Implication to Sofia accounts of a nonintervention accord with Turkey. It suggests that the real Nazi purpose in the Balkans is to press a "peace offensive" against Greece and avert for Germany a two-front war at a time when she is preparing » final smash at England. What Hitler Is trying to do, if the Sofia accounts are taken at face value, is to knock Greece out of the British-axis war by pressure and threats before " the British-Greek Allies knock Italy out by force. Athens reports that a five-day Greek-British offensive in Southern Albania) has been gaining momentum. Rome admits continued heavy fighting on that front, but gives no details. Pending further light on the reported Turkish-Bulgarian deal, its actual significance is beyond estimation. Of great importance would be the degree to which it assured Germany against Turkish belligerency if Nazi forces, en route to Albania, entered Bulgaria. This much seems clear. Unopposed - German passage to Albania, by way of Bulgaria or by any other route, is not to be expected. British air • forces are poised In Greece within an hour's flight of routes by which the Germans would have to move. It also is quite likely It would take more than Turkish pledges of aloofness to crack Greek morale and induce acceptance of made-in- Berlin "peace" proposals. Terms acceptable to Greece in the light of amazing victories and the blows dealt Italy by the. British in Africa would be apt to be utterly unacceptable to Mussolini, They would confess Italian defeat Nor can the Greeks overlook the fact that British sea power dominates the Mediterranean. If Greece goes out of the war, she can expect to feel the full pinch of the British blockade. British naval power is now escorting food stocks to Greece. There are other reasons to believe that the real stake Hitler is playing for in the Balkans is to maintain the status quo -and avoid two-front war for Germany while he strikes at England. There have been hints from the outset of the Greek-Italian conflict that Berlin did not approve of Mussolini's attempt to invade Greece. Fear .of a general Balkan flare-up to imperial vital German oil and food resources in Rumania and other Balkan countries has been obvious in Berlin, It is possible that German "protective" was in occupation of fact a purely Rumania defensive move, not an attempt to organize a Nazi-Fascist drive to crack British power in the Eastern Mediterranean. The present Balkan crisis seems to stem out of British rather than German initiative. The British break with Rumania made the oil fields and transportation centers in that country possible targets for British bombers. Only Bulgarian, Yugoslavian, and Turkish neutrality has protected them. , Berlin's answer to that challenge still may be the effort to force all three countries by promises and threats to maintain that protective, neutral screen about Rumania. That a definite Nazi military penetration of Bulgaria would shatter it and bring Roval Air Force bombers into action goes without saying. o In certain areas of Texas farmers organize beef clubs which require one member to slaughter an animal each week for all members to share. Thus fresh meat is available each week without the necessity of refrigeration for long periods. Bank Safety Law Sought WASHINGTON, Feb. 17—(AP) Preston Delano, comptroller of the currency, today asked congress for power banks from to prevent paying out national dividends if they violate "banking laws and safe and sound banking practices." In his annual report, Delano said that present penalties for banks disobeying his office, which supervises all national banks, were either inadequate or too drastic. The chief method now available for punishing banks, he added, is to close them, whereas he would prefer some method that would keep the banks open and yet enforce compliance. "It is suggested," he wrote, "that the comptroller of the currency be authorized, in his discretion, to forbid a national bank to declare or pay dividends on its capital stocks until there has been satisfactory compliance with his requirements. "Responsibility for the . legality and propriety of each dividend should continue to rest upon the board of directors of the particular bank as at present, except where it affirmatively appears to the comptroller that the declaration of a dividend should not be permitted because of the existence of violations of law or unsafe or unsound banking practices, which, if continued, would' endanger the safety of the bank and its depositors." Young Musicians To Give Program Earle L. Stone will present three Phoenix Junior College music students in a student body assembly at 11 o'clock this morning at the college. Miss Billie English will present two soprano solos, "O Del Mio Amato Ben" by Donaduy and "A Love Song" by Miss Betty Setter, a former junior college student. Frederick Sigworth, pianist, will play "Romance" by Sibelius. Concluding the musical numbers will be Lawrence Thomas with a vocal solo, a bass selection, "Boots." The famous Rudyard Kipling poem was set to music by Hazel Felman. He will be accompanied by Jeanette Reynolds. After the musical numbers, Joseph N. Smelser will introduce the cast of the college midwinter play, "Craig's Wife." The drama will be presented in Mesa Wednesday evening for the Mesa Drama Festival and at the junior college at 8:30 p. m. Friday. Students who will take part in the Pulitzer prize play are Misses June Johnson, Jean Bradfield, Margaret Ponder, Nada Matanovich, Margaret Dudley, Claudia Barnum, and Messrs. Lawrence Thomas, James Brock, Jack Harrington and Edward Foster. Fire Missiles Hit London LONDON, Feb. 17— (AP)—Nazi air raiders showered hundreds of incendiary and explosive bombs on one area of London tonight, but the attack was described as "desultory and not at all heavy". Antiaircraft fire was heard in several earliest areas night after raid one of the alarms this month. Later reports said London appeared to be the sole target of the invading aircraft. Scores of flares followed the incendiaries in one district, illuminating: the area like daylight. Firewatchers doused them quickly arid little damage wag reported. Incendiaries started fires in two other London areas but they coon were reported out. One plane was shot down by antiaircraft gunners in one of the 'home counties" near London. Residents said the plane exploded with a "terrifying flash" just before it struck earth, scattering wreckage. Later the air ministry announced one of the crew was killed and the other were captured. The raiders-passed signal sounded before midnight. Bomber Shot Down Earlier a communique of the air and home security ministries reported another bomber was shot down into the sea off the Norfolk coast in a day of intermittent Nazi attacks on widely separated points in England and Scotland. None of the few invaders flew very far inland, the communique said, and a limited number of bombs fell in Eastern and Southeastern England and Northern Scotland, "causing a little damage and a small number of casualties". In addition to the one daylight raider reported destroyed off the Norfolk coast, the air ministry's news service said British fighters damaged two others, one of which was last seen heading off over the north sea "with small chance of reaching its base". POLISH FLIGHT MADE LONDON, Feb. 17—(AP)—In the war's longest cross-continent flight, RAF planes were reported to have made a 2,000-mile round trip to shower propaganda phamplets over two German-occupied areas of Western Poland. It was pointed out significantly today that RAF bombing attacks on Germany proper were preceded by such "raids". Nazi-held Katowice and Cracow were objectives of this leaflet expedition Saturday night. The air ministry said British daylight raiders yesterday pum- melled the Dutch and Belgian coasts from Hellevoetsluis, 17 miles south of Rotterdam, to Zeebrugge. Middelburg, 47 miles southwest of Rotterdam, and Den Helder, 41 miles north of Amsterdam, were among the targets. Shipping off the Dutch coast was attacked by planes of the bomber command. At Hellevoetsluis, returning pilots said, a quay and a vessel moored alongside were hit. The Sunday attacks were made before a southwesterly gale swept the strait of Dover, halting further operations last night. In describing the propaganda flight to Poland, British sources said it greatly exceeded the 1,200- mile trips made by the RAF to bomb targets in Italy. The only previous war flight to Polish territory was one to the former Free City "of Danzig. Federal spending for defense Is expected to reach a monthly average of $900,000,000 in 1942. Britons Feel 'Gas Attack* * * * * * * * * * Tear Gas Used By Defense Authorities To Impress Need Of Carrying Masks BRIGHTON, Eng., Feb. 17— CAP)—The first of a series of practice gas attacks to be staged throughout Britain was held here today and maskless persons tearfully regretted their unprepared- ness. A mild tear gas was used. Shoppers scurried to safety or calmly donned their respirators—If they had them—as the gas swirled from cylinders planted in downtown streets and quickly enveloped a three- Martin Plans To Keep Post WASHINGTON, Feb. 17—(AP)— Wendell L. Willkie conferred tonight with Joseph Martin, repre- se.ntative,' chairman of the Republican National Committee, and predicted afterward that Martin would reconsider his decision to retire from his party post. Willkie and Martin talked for almost an hour in the 1940 Republican presidential nominee's hotel room. Afterward Martin declared that Willkie "was kind enough to urge me to stay on, and I have taken the suggestion under advisement". . "Hopes Joe Will Stay" "Joe is one of the finest friends I ever had. I hope he stays on as national chairman until the national committee has ample time to give consideration to his successor. "I believe he will." Martin has been urged by many other Republican leaders to continue in his present post. He announced recently, however, that he would resign at a meeting of the party's national committee March Martin May Continue Martin indicated tonight that he would present his resignation, but that he might agree to continue if it were rejected. During .the day Willkie talked for half an hour with Lord Halifax, the British -ambassador, and friends said the two men "chatted amiably" about conditions in Great Britain. Willkie, who recently made a flying survey trip to Britain, also made an off-the-record address on his experiences to the National Press Club today. He arranged to dine tonight with Eugene Meyer, publisher of the Washington Post." —o •*Bill Would Require Permit To Inventors WASHINGTON, Feb. 17—(AP) Senator Bone, Democrat, Washington, introduced a bill today requiring inventors to obtain a special permit from the office of patents before registering designs or models in foreign countries, to safeguard secrets essential to the national defense. The United States has about 56,000,000 men and women gainfully employed—a number far greater than the entire population of the British Isles or France. r PLATES, Upper $ and Lower. 25 00 Open Sunday Morning* Or. Edgar Pease ~"~ DENTIST Z4S Fox Theater BU(. Ph. 4-3MJ 'luarter-mlle-Mniare area. The "attack"' lasted half an hour. It was as close to the real thing as civil defense authorities could contrive. Brighton, a seaside resort of 147,000—about the size of Bridgeport, Conn.—lies 50 miles due south of London, facing the "invasion coasts" of German-occupied France. Policemen, bus drivers, waitresses, clerks and others who. had to remain at their posts went about in their pig-snouted masks until the all-deai- sounded. For two days loud speakers and posters had given advance warning of the "exercise," but there had been no indication that ga« actually would be used. The mayor said the test was a "great success." An Air Raid Precautions official reported that tear gas had been used "to impress the public that they need to carry gas masks. If they do get the real thing, they won't have advance warning.'" Free masks have long been available to the entire population and anyone who doesn't have one now either never bothered to get one or has lost or disposed of his. Forgetful travelers still leave thousands of masks in trains and busses each week. Prime Minister Churchill'* recent warning* that the Germans may use gas- (the Germans say they won"t if the British don't) have renewed interest in the subject. In the first days of the war nearly everyone carried hi* mask in a shoulder strap case like a camera. In London, Sir Philip Game, head of police, ordered every policeman to take a refresher gas course and wear his respirator 20 minutes daily while on duty. o Meet Devoted To Study Plan Twelve North Phoenix High School and Phoenix Union High School educators of the "How To Study" Committee met yesterday at Phoenix Union under the direction of Lew K. Barney of North High for the first tune since organization. To determine rules applicable to study, the group discussed general rules yesterday—committees for specialized rules to be 'appointed next meeting. From the North High faculty come Miss Winona Montgomery, Miss Marion Cox, Miss Mildred Wiley, Mrs. Elsie Chason and J. C. Carter; from Phoenix Union, Miss Florence Emery, Miss Eddie Ruth Hutton, Miss Bessie Churchill, Cliff Prather, S. M. Alldredge, and R. M. Langdon. Meetings will be held alternately at both .schools. Perner Quits State Board Governor Osb&rn yesterday received the resignation of Ross Perner, Seligman, as a member and chairman of the Arizona Livestock Sanitary Board, effective immediately. The governor conferred with Mr. Perner then announced he would accept the resignation at Mr. Perner's insistence. In submitting the resignation Mr. Perner said that private duties were taking All of his time; that it would be impossible for him to remain in the state «t all times in the future and that he felt he would be unable to properly discharge the duties of a member of the board. The governor said he received the the resignation of Marion Welborn, Phoenix, as a member of the board several weeks ago, but said he had not acted upon it. Sleep Disrupts Suicide Plans MONTREAL, Feb. 17 — (UP)—Tipped that a jealous husband had sworn to commit suicide at 1 a. m., police rushed to his home today. They arrived after the dead line. Hurrying; into the house, they found the man slumped, in his chair, a revolver in his hand. But he wasn't dead. He had fallea asleep while waiting for the clock to strike the fatal hour. College Name* Honor Students THATCHER, Feb. 17—Twenty-: three students were listed on the honor roll of Gila Junior Collega today by Mrs. Nellie Lee, registrar. They are: Olive Nelson, Olive Beth KJmball, Agnes Mae Owens, Elaine Martin, Helen Ferguson, Keith Taylor, Roxy Hawkins, Delsa Mack. Georganna Burrell, Montez Thurber, Margie Kempton, Lorraine Rich-, ardson, Phyllis Jones, Alma Brown,' Gloria Rogers, Cherrill Brown/ Carolyn Van Order, Sammy Foote, Fay Clark, Mary L. Patrick, Norman Welker, Afton Williams and Earl Taylor. o The ancient Egyptians had »tey- hounds. 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