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GROWS ARIZ EPUBLIC Today Pages 112 N. CENTRAL AVE. TELEPHONE 3-1111 Thursday Morning, February 20,1941 INVADE GREECE Senators Back Aid To Britain Recess Is Taken, Body Runs Out Of Speakers Cold Wave Captures North, Blasts South (By Associated Press) M IDWINTER cold besieged the North yesterday and ' pushed on toward the South. A huge mass of Arctic air, accompanied by subzero temperatures at many points, stretched from Western Canada to Singapore Ready To Meet Foes Bomb British Tank Fascists W ASHINGTON, Feb. 19— (AP)—Three southern senators backed the lease- lend bill today, and one of j front would move south and east Heavy snow hepan falling in Northern and Central Arkansas at noon. Chill rains and snow were forecast for all the southeastern -states except Florida loRethcr with suh- freeiing; conditions in the northern reaches of Dixie and frosty weather as far south as the gulf coast. Strong winds buffeted New Eng- Bailey, DemOCrat,|land although thermometers there -rma^ winte,, the border. Devils Lake. N. D.. recorded 30 below and Bemidji, Minn.. 27 below. Watertown, S. D., reported minus 22; and Decorah. la., minus 17. Wisconsin's range included Milwaukee's seven below and Eau Claire's 20 below. OiicaRo, festooned M - i t h icicles, saw the mercury column shrink to five below at 8 a. m. and heard that no relief .was expected for at least two days. Fresh snow descended on Kansas 11 and Western Nebraska and more Asia Air Power Is Dominated By Britain 19 — OINGAPORE, Feb. O (AP)—British tralian, Malayan and Indian j R OME, Feb. 19— (AP) — | Formidable masses of j British tanks and armored i cars—poised as though for a' final thrust into Western Libya—arc being assaulted by German dive-bombers, official Italian I reports said tonight. Italians see in the report of the new concentration an indication that the British intend to sweep on into Tripolitania from Cir- enaica. the eastern part of Libya, where Gen. Sir Archibald P. Wa- Routed By Ethiopians iveil's Imperial Army of the Nile AllS-jhas established itself. Only the besieged Italian garri- ll North Carolina, asserted that [utmost help should b<= Given Inflow of more than" 40~miies "per! was in sight Enrlanfl even if the ultimate result hour. New York City expected an, Alaska, meanwhile, onjoved a k.w. i^^^LL^'.^."^."."^^...^"'^ s P el! :. Nome, for instance. rrxrimpntc etnnri in ctrontrth in! son of Giarabub, an oasis town regiments stood in strength m j 100 miles inland from tne js Malaya tonight, manning the j holding out in Cirenaica. mighty bastion of Singapore to I The Italians report (he British meet any spread of the war in thejforces about the oasis outnumber Pacific, and by bringing in heavy Ithp defending garrison by 10 to reinforcements of warplanes the British appeared also to have seized of air power in South- Gfoat Britain is standing virtually alone against a combination ol forces whose one purpose is world revolution, he said. And if Brlttin falls, he added, America. "i lone republic in a totalitarian world," will be in peril. Pie* Made For Action "Are. we capable," he asked, ipacing his words to give them raphasis, "of sitting here as a ! Strike Threat Made In Big Steel Plant The irrepressible Australians. who arrived yesterday in singing thousands after a 3.000-mile trip under convoy, took up their stations along with fellow imperial troops at every vital position in Malaya and the already mobilized civil defense units—including thp Chinesp—prepared to do their part. Trained Shock Troops _ „ . Maj. Gen. Gordon Bennett, the'frontier. (By Associated Press) [Australian commander, who! _ „ „ 6 .„ „ A THREAT of a strike in a defense plant employing 14,000 menUT^ 1 , a wholly-equipped force mat countrv-we as senators and i was voiced yesterday by Philip Murray, Congress of Industrial Or- fP*™, upon Malaya only for the custodians of the security of! ganizations president, a short time after William S. Knudsen had fu ' ° with money and guns! a '"^teMwjSS """' "Your war is our war, Should • •' v v Murray, who also is chairman of j any enemy come this UAH A A I/ A I A A ltie Stec 'W 0 ^" Organizing Com- tralia wilfbe there!" nOUSv YUlvS nilll ° e ' nntif ' f d dofpnSC aulhorities Sir Sncn!on Thoims ' B° vern0r of one. with constant increases. The Xa/.i homhinj; of the nicchanizcil masses was reported to have had "excellent results" and other German bombers were said to have swept over a British hase on the North African shore (identified in Berlin as Bengasi), attacking ships in the harbor and the harbor works themselves. Giarabuh, I he beleaguered oasis, only 30 miles from the Egyptian bat we will bide our time; we will j take the chance of being the vie- i of a totalitarian triumph in! li'hich the world will he divided j three nations not one of ! has ever cared for thes its of ment" j The day was devoted to speeches' prable to the bill, Senators Hill, , Alabama, and Connally, Democrat, Texas, urged its passage,: the latter calling on America to; fine its foreign problems as "a Unanimously For Guam Plan in Washington that unless they iwere "prepared to see" that the Bethlehem Steel Company "discontinues its unlawful and riiscrimina- the Straits Settlements, said the Australians were here for defense and not attack, and their arrival "need not cause anxiety in any of tory" practices, the company's our neighbors." Lackawanna, N. Y, plant would bej "But," he went on, "if attacked Rejection Of Japan Peace Troops Drive Toward Addis Ababa C AIRO, Feb. 19—(UP)— Ethiopian tribesmen led by British officers have driven to within 150 miles of Addis Ababa, capturing En- jabara, south of Lake Tana, and routing 9,000 Italians including crack Blackshirt units known as "Mussolini's pride." military dispatches said tonight. In their greatest victory since the Ethiopian uprising under Haile Selassie's red-green-gold banner. Go- jjam warriors were reported barely 50 miles from the big Italian base of Debra Marcos which is the gateway to Addis Ababa from the north. Capture, Reported closed. Hlllmnn Hear* Complain! Murray protested to Sidney Hill- we shall fight." Tokyo Sees Crisis In Tokyo, Japanese observers : man, associate director of the Of- charged that Britain is trying to Hunt Out Of Speaker* Late in 4he afternoon, the senile ran out of speakers who were prepd to go ahead with their TOS and Senator Hartley of Mucky, majority leader, proposed that the senate proceed to Quick Action Taken^ On Request Of Jfioe of Production Management, 'that the company had "locked out" 300 employees. 'He said he understood the company had employed deputy sheriffs, private police and a "large number of professional strike breakers." In Buffalo, N, Y., a national la ' hor bo . ard officia , 1 tleclarp(l the sleel ! Far East -" -.. -----, - .-, WASHINGTON, reb,lJ--< Ah 1 )- committee had filed charges against Saigon, Indo-Chlna, received un won amendments offered byjA plan to develop natal outposts Bethlehem in connection with the'confirmed reports that two flotil lilt lOlwPn ttlfiflnnc wrnimidnn tat C.nam flnrl Sflmns wnn StlPPnV niUn/.j i<inni,/M,i » i_. _« IL. T „. .„. ;> Action Is Decided After Talks With U, S, LONDON, Feb. IMUPI-Brit- ain, after consultation with the United States, will reject a Japa"which is co-operating with Japan jnese peace proposal which has in bringing a new order into the been received from Tokyo, it was creale a crisis in the Far East; in Shanghai a Japanese army spokesman described the Australians' arrival at Singapore as "a belligerent action" intended to put pressure on Thailand (Slam), .,... relations committee,'at Guam and Samoa won speedy a |j C g P( j "lockout, pnents of the bill objected thatjand unanimous house approval to- tee liafl not been sufficient time day after the navy's high com- lot consideration, and the senate'mand recommended strongly that Wttsed until tomorrow. any protest by Japan against the On behalf of the administration Wow, Senator Byrnes, Demo- Guam project be "totally disregarded". <wt,South Carolina, had proposed In sharp contrast to the furor ' " lVJ "-' ' ' created at two past sessions when for one of the com- TO amendments which he con- » t ,. ,, c , H ,i-the house rejected requests for j« clarified the language with- harbor development funds for a word of item went the intent, To Destroye Guam, there was not protest when the Knudsen, director of the production office, made his assertion concerning labor troubles while testifying before the house judiciary committee in Washington. During the same appearance he expressed the view that the foiir-week-old strike at the Allis-fhulmcrs plant in Milwaukee would he settled tomorrow. Conferences in Milwaukee no signs of an agreement, authorizations before the could send war goods ' " J to equipment now 10 goes to the senate. Japanese Denounced Unusual criticism of the Japan- representative of the Cl Auto Workers continued discussions which have been going on almost ronlinuously sinrp the strike began, las of the Japanese navy were in the Gulf of Siam-one off the mouth of the Menan river leading to Bangkok, Thailand; the other on the eastern side of the gulf near understood tonight, The contents of the Japanese note already have been made known to (he United States, it was understood, and Viscount Halifax, British ambassador in Washington, will confer with the department of state before this the Thailand-Indo-China border, i country's reply is sent to Tokyo. ., ju, Democrat. ijwas urging a strong United States; ffS^^^^^A xss T^rjjSc-BB: r , SCftatftV TT "MII.H.C OJtiriJUilltrill.. (»••»*- »JW*'-, *-«-*••«• _ i „«««••+rtJ ir» rtl hnr> nit 1 AC vact Of Hair* »S- , y Mflenberg, Republican, " Disagreed. tonnally, j n speaking said "the democracies ">g together or they!the rising sun," m^C" separately." He thus! In approving the legislation, the S™*" Benjamin Franklin's house gave its first formal sane- remark to John Hancock, t ion to the acquisition of the At^n the Declaration of In-'lantic hase sites from Britain in "swassiped. larose and interrupted: 1 "I am glad the gentleman is paying his respects to these scrubby, contemptible, squint-eyed sons of ei Denounced rest, he denounced as and mischevious" the tedly made by the op- at the measure would Ndt I rasident a dictator. B??'. h « said, was it a "war tu assertions of that nature 1 "" 1 the sir > cerit y and U P°I h 's °ft to keep Ameri U fiLS"*"™ 1 * his speech with m"uk *" tne foreign situa- 5"jj«:te saw it-the axis ready t -^ we simultaneously against against Gibraltar, Suez iPpre. The axis nations, S'ieved that "the state is I; wan is nothing" while "In historically and to- _.„„....-.-ys stood for the rights \2 ^ British lion, he said, ff w>Hy and at bay." ,2® «ced the United States, llh u:$u' )l could sit back and t&ttS? an(i let worlfl pvents Ci°ff' w i' <:ould pass ™l bill and give its ma- to Britain and "take its Found to children to or, police chief, Minorities investigated grounding the HI* pCnci1 ' packed was found hy a man . —,_.' Taylor said, > «r.f ? x P lo| 3ed and maimed ' 17 r?? , pu j? n here las t Oc' Ch "* Taylor expressed had had , "planted the now historic exchange of 50 destroyers. The hill included au- horization for expenditure of $66,1050.000 for development of the I navy's share of the outposts. Xecd Of Bases Stressed Representative Haas, Republican, Minnesota, senior minority member of the naval committee, told the house in response to questions that "forever more, so long as the United States is a nation, we will have bases in these islands." In the deal with Britain, the United States was promised 99- year leases on the sites. As debate on the bill opened, Chairman Vinson, Democrat, Georgia, of the naval committee, presented to the house letters from Frank Knox, secretary of war, and Adm. Harold R. Stark, chief of naval operations, calling spenlK- ally for approval of the $4,700,UW item for Guam to make the harbor safe for patrol planes and surface/ vessels and to provide bombproof shelters for some of the naval personnel and the island's vital communications centers. Germany Loses 3,101 Planes LONDON, Feb. 19-IINS)- The German air force hii oil 3,101 planci and more than 7,000 ivliion since the raids, against England began, it was authoritatively stated today, Of the 1,000 in personnel, fewer than 1,000 German airmen are In Interment camps, in floating the Nazis have only one chance in seven of surviving if shot down, it was said. This figure excludes an unknown number brounht down by naval ships and merchantmen off the coasts. British losses in and around Britain were 851 planes. A total of 42" pilots were saved, according to the ipokeunan. Other Labor Disputes __._>se other labor disputes reported in other cities vesterday: Chicago—CIO union members were voting whether to strike against the McCormick works of the International Harvester Company. About 6,000 employed there. Miami, Fla.—George M. Harrison, president of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, said the results of a strike vote involving 14 railroad unions would ho tabulated in Wash- Farther to the south lies Singapore' itself—the largest British naval base in the Pacific. * Destroyers at Bangkok Bangkok reported that four Japanese destroyers were or had boon there; at irast three Japanese cruisers are known to have noon in Indo-China waters in recent days, The Tokyo newspaper Asahi asserted that British action in laying mine fields in Ihe area of Singn- trying to prpvont war in tr> Pa- Anthony Eden, foreign secretary, now is studying the Japanese communication, signed by Yosukc Matsuoka, foreign minister, and is outlining a general statement of the British attitude towards Japan's suggestion that the whole world situation is capable n( mediation and that London and Washington, therefore, should cease their military preparations In the Today's war communique of the British Middle-East command announced the capture of Enjabara "with many prisoners" and gave full credit to the Ethiopian "patriots" determined to wipe out Benito Mussolini's 1936 conquest of their country and restore the bearded Selassie in Addis Ababa as "the King of Kings." The communique said the Italians iabandoned their post at Piccolo ;Abbai, just south of Lake Tana ! and the source of the Blue Nile, .after losing the caravan junction •of Danghela, which is 40 miles north of Enjabara. The 9,000 Italians routed from Danghela, Piccolo Abbai and Enjabara were reported falling; back to Addis Ababa by way of Dchra Marcos, capital of Gojjam province, It is connected with Addis Ababa by a good motor road and from the Italian base another highway runs northeast into Eritrea where British Empire forces are laying siege to the railroad town of Keren, just northwest of the Eritrean capital of Asmara, To the south, Britain's South African land and air forces were driving deeper into Ethiopia east of Lake Rudolf in the Mega region, communique issued at Nairobi, Kenya, reported heavy and wide' spread Royal Air Force aerial at tacks on Italian forces steadily re> Ireating before the British blows in both Italian Somaliland and Southern Ethiopia. Jan Yindrich, United Press correspondent on the Ethiopian battlefront, reported Gojjam Ethiopian tribesmen were pursuing the 9,000 Italian troops deeper into inner Ethiopia, mercilessly attacking [hem with rifle and machine-gun fire from hills, rocks and trees commanding mountain gorges, Little Hope Of Escape It Italians Fire On Own Men A THENS, Feb. 19—(AP) /x A Greek government spokesman asserted tonight that members of an Italian Albanian front were fired on by their own comrades and forced to return to their line. This claim was made without amplification, along with a statement that during the day's fighting Greek troops ousted the Fascists from two fortified villages and took 300 prisoners, including a lieutenant-colonel and six subalterns, along with important quantities of materials. (These reported successes app a r e n 11 y do not materially change the long-static battle line, 'low ever.) Through yesterday and today, the spokesman added, the Italians loosed three counterattacks after Ion* artillery preparation, all "easily repulsed by our men, who inflicted heavy losses on the enemy." Intense bombing activity by Greek aircraft also was reported. In that connection impressive evidence of Britain's air aid to Greece has been seen over Athens in the past few days in the appearance of fighter planes. are actually adding fuel to the crisis." In Saigon, a Japanese military official said, "We are not informed that the Australians have'arrived in Singapore." Despile this avowed ignorance, however, there was noticeable concern in Saigon. Japanese naval, military and civilian officials dashed ahout upon hurried errands and consultations. Japanese sailors ingTon March 28. At issue is the!were sticking close to their posts question whether the workers j not wandering about as they had should receive two-week vacations' been. with pay. cific, the United States and Britain]mis evening that the government Nazi Raiders Bomb London LONDON, Feb. 20—(Thursday)— (AP)—German raiders, attacking singly in the face of heavy antiaircraft fire and rough, snowy weather, dropped scores of incendiary bombs on one London district last night and scattered high explosives on another. Shops and houses were damaged and some persons were injured, but the fires were extinguished quickly. Before 11 p. m., the "raiders passed" signal sounded. •Antiaircraft guns on the south- oast coast were in action against a long procession of raiders, Heavy explosions were heard inland from the channel shore. Snow flurries and bumpy weather didn't stop the attackers. Finally, night fighters went up to engage the rl anes crossing the channel One coaslal town received a shower of incendiaries and high explosive bombs, In sporadic daylight raids, the Germans bombed northern and eastern areas, causing a few casualties and some damage, ——o— Let Your Budget Solve Your Money Worries TV/TAKE .a practical budget, x consistent with your income and your expenditures, and abide by it. Do this and you will find relief from your financial problems. THE HOUSEHOLD BUDGET BOOKLET, 1941, will (ell you how your is studying the message from Matsuoka, couched in courteous terms and following the lines of a statement by Koh Ishii. Japanese spokesman, in Tokyo Tuesday that Japan stands for peace and is, prepared to mediate anywhere in the world in an effort to restore normal conditions. Informants said that the promptness with which Berlin yesterday rejected a proposal identical to that received by the British from tlic JapanesP fnrcipn minister was regarded hero a.s an indication that Germany had been informed In advance of Tokyo's offer. Matsuoka. informants understood, questioned the need for British and American military preparations in the Far East and (to this Eden will reply that all the ! British preparations are "purely j defensive." revealed In the house of commons" defeat meant the loss by Italy of a big section of West-Central Ethiopia," Yindrich reported in a dispatch from Khartoum, the headquarters of Haile Selassie. A British-Sudanese force was pushing toward the important town of Gondar, 25 miles north of Lake. Tana and 90 miles from Gallahat on the Sudan border. No mention was made in today's Bomber Strikes Tower, Two Die EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 19-(AP) income should be apportioned as A nomn jng plane, en route from to rent, food, clothing, recrea- Burnan |< Calif., for delivery lo tion, savings—there are model budgets for every income group. Simple, helpful facts that any- ruled Burbank, Calif., for delivery to the British air force, struck a radio tower and crashed shortly after 3:30 p. m. here today, killing both pilots. Cardinal To Rest BERLIN, Feb. 19-(INS)-The archbishop of Munich, Cardinal Faulhaber, will leave Germany, within a few days to accept thej Pope's invitation to recuperate from his seven-month illness atthel pap?t summer residence CtJteF j*Gandolfo. - ^ ' one can understand. A accounting page for e very j'"'The accident occurred during a month; printed on special paperi n m n w ind whipping across Mu> to preserve either ink or pen-! n j f i pa | Airport, cil records, Keeping a budget is j The pilots, employes of the a right idea. Order your copy Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, of this excellent booklet today. were thrown clear of the ship, t T__ mL!_ r»_ .. ...1-!_L ... A ~ rlj-ir-i f t\\'aA h\? flTD 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 the HOUSEHOLD BUDGET BOOKLET, 1941, Name 'I I I II I I III I II I III ( Street or Rural Route City , State , IIMIIIIIIII (Mail to Washington, fi|_C) | which was destroyed by fire. ! Bodies of I he pilots were re! moved to a mortuary, i The ship was described as a Hudson bomber, It was one of 10 : which cleared through El Paso to|day en route east for delivery to ithc British. i The pilots were identified as Michael Guglielmetti and Robert McKee, both of Burbank, -o Wage Hike Granted SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19(AP) A wage increase of five cents per hour for straight time and 10 cents for overtime was granted Pacific coast longshoremen today by the Waterfront Employers Association, effective at mid- I night tomorrow. communique of the situation in North Africa, A Royal Air Force communique however, reported German planes had again attacked the captured Italian base of Bengasi Monday and yesterday but that Australian fighter planes had beaten off the attack, shooting down two enemy planes and damaging several-others so badly they probably were unable to reach thei>- base. One British bomber was lost. Solons Approve New Scout Cars WASHINGTON, Feb. 19-(AP)Two members of congress participated-in a demonstration today of the maneuverability of the army's new midget scout cars by riding up the steps to the house wing of the capitol in one of the tiny machines. Senator Mead, Democrat, New York, and Representative Thomas, Republican, New Jersey, made the breathtaking trip, accompanied by France Seen ReadyToWage far On Britain Nation May Yield To Strong Nazi Pressure PARIS, Feb. 12-(Delayed, vi BerJin)-(UP)-A prominent fo mer official of the French govern ment asserted today that France" at'the point of fighting again. Great Britain," probably in th Mediterranean, as the result strong German demands. (The "former official" appar ed to be Pierre Laval, who known to favor France's re entry into the war on Germany' side and vyhose ouster as Frencf vice-premier on December 1 precipitated a serious crisis ii French-German relations whici remains unsolved.) Name Withheld The French informant would no permit use of his name but it can be stated that he is a reliably in formed individual who former!) held an important position in th> Vichy government. Jacques Doriot, Paris editor and staunch supporter of Pierre Laval meanwhile called for a close en tente between France and Spain because "the presence of Britain a Gibraltar is a feat against both The tali navy finds Itself by force of circumstances at the point of fighting against Britain," said Doriot in almost the same words as the former French official. The prediction that France may take up arms again, this time against her former ally, followed an assertion yesterday by Pierre Laval that "things are progressing toward an ultimate solution o France's problem." Stalemate Stressed Laval spoke of the impending solution of the French-German stalemate in connection with Marshal Henri Philippe Petain's action in naming Adm. Jean Francois Darlan as his "political heir," the position Laval once held, and as vice-premier, foreign minister and minister of interior. (Darian was in Paris Wednesday (February 19) seeking- a solution to the French-German situation and, according to unconfirmed reports in Vichy may offer Laval the post of interior minister if the latter will return to the Vichy government.) Arizona Gets Showers. Hail (By Associated Press) Scattered sections of Arizona re- Roomlt Signs Limit Bill three sergeants from a District of ceived rains yesterday, while a Columbia National Guard unit now in federal service, "Those machines could climb a greased pole," gulped Thomas after the demonstration, "My heart was in my mouth," WASHINGTON, Feb. 19- AP)-Legislation raising the- federal debt limit to $65,000,000,000 and . making future government securities fully taxable became law today with President Roosevelt's signature. It U effective March 1. The former debt limit was $15,000,000,000, plus a $4,000,000,000 authority for defense borrowing. size of small marbles west of Casa Grande. The hail remained on the ground like snow for several hours four miles west of Casa Grande, while the town itself received rain, The storm damaged some trees, A severe thunderstorm brought .74 of an inch of precipitation at Kingman. At Ash Fork ,32 of an inch of rain fell up to yesterday morning and showers during the day boosted the reading .02 of an inch. Two inches of snow fell at McNary. An overnight storm in the Salt River valley sent the moisture reading to .14 of an inch and light showers fell in Phoenix during the day. The U. S. weather bureau predicted cloudiness with occasional showers t^ Arizona for today ani tomorrow. > Greek Aid Planned By Britain Germans Draft New Yugoslav Treaty (Additional War Stories, Page 8). ISTANBUL, .Feb. 20 — 1 (Thursday)—(UP)—Neutral diplomats said early today they were convinced that Greece, under German pressure, was on the verge of submitting to peace with Italy. There was nothing to indicate, however, that negotiations had begun on armistice terms or that formal German demands had yet been server! on the Athens .government. Any British aid rushed to Greece from North Africa, these diplomats said, probably will be too late to bolster the Greeks enough to permit them to refuse the German pressure. The German army, it was said, may overrun all of Greece except Crete and the other British-held islands. In this manner, it was speculated, Adolf Hitler would seek' to deliver a coup de grace to Britain In the Balkans. Turkish authoritative quarters last night denied that any Turkish troops had been withdrawn from the Bulgarian frontier, despite the new Turkish-Bulgarian accord of nonaggresslon, These quarters recalled that it has been repeatedly pointed 'out that the Turkish military concentrations along the frontier have been directed against a German menace rather than against Bulgaria, Thev also described^ as-"ridiculous" ail reports tha' the accord with Bulgaria serves to nullify Turkey's mutual aid pact with Britain. NEW PACT PLANNED SOFIA, M 20-(Tluirsday)- (UP)-A joint declaration of non^ aggression by Yugoslavia and Bulgaria, instigated by Adolf Hitler, is expected to be announced within a few days and make more acute ;he position of Greece and her Brit- 'sh ally, authoritative sources said ast night. The declaration, it was said, will be almost identical to the Bulgarian-Turkish statement of Monday which served to "neutralize" Turkey and open the way for a German push across Bulgaria to drive the British from their Balkan foothold In Greece, The linking of Yugoslavia to the JCf and enable Hitler ,o enforce his reported demands hat Greece submit to a "quick peace" with Italy under threat of a Nazi invasion. BRITAIN PLANS ACTION. LONDON, Feb. 20-(Thursday)UP)-Britain may seek to trans- er formidable land and air forces nto Greece before Adolf Hitler can onsolidate his. Balkan diplomacy md move to force the Greeks into a dictated peace with Italy, it was ntimated in British quarters last night. Determined to keep their foothold n the Balkans, the British were eported in informed British quar- ers to be preparing to fight It out gainst the Germans on Greek ter- itory, if necessary. A canvass of Balkan envoys re- ealed growing belief that it may e a month or six weeks before 'ermany's Balkan army ocftupies Bulgaria and moves against Greece. In the meantime, it was sue- jrested, Hitler's army and air forces now established in Rumania may be used as a club for political pressure against Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey, seeking further concessions to the axis. If this pause occurs, it was pointed out, Britain will be able to transfer from the African ' front substantial forces of troops and planes to Greece, as well as supplies and equipment. Balkan diplomats in London said hey believed Hitler's next move 'ould be to increase and speed up' erman aid to Italy in the form of ore German planes, troops, staff fficers and technicians and elab- rate German co-operation in "re« rganizing" the Italian armed wees, Belief appeared to be growing in ondon that Greece and Britain ere preparing to turn the Greek wnsula into a battleground ij itler attempts to occupy the coun- y and drive the British off the uropean continent, PACT EFFECT MINDIEED ISTANBUL. Turkey, Feb. 19-• ^P>— The Turkish press insisted night that the Turkish-Bulgarian onaggression agreement in no way fleeted Turkey's relations with reece and Britain, and that Bul- aria would atteSlPt to prevent any ermaa march ^ward* Greac«>

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