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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 8

Phoenix, Arizona
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Thursday, February 20, 1941
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Page Eight f ClEC 4jl|JA*fc .^ __ _ PRO-NAZI PARISIAN CHARGES U. S. ENVOY PROTESTED FAVORING LAV Leahy Blamed In Delaying Accord Plan PARIS—(Via Berlin)—Feb. 10— News Names * * * * * French And Turkish Pronunciations Are Explained By FRANK COLBY - French vice-premier— ceded the collapse of Darlan's sec- and know how to pronounce them secured from indicate the syllables to be accented. ASMARA. An important Italian! ond effort to form a government ana Know »«»•"''"""£," . satisfactory' both to Vichy andj correctly. The pronunciatio Paris. Jean Fontonoy, propagandist for the new pro-German "Eppular Assembly party" in Paris, charged today. Fontenoy, who once worked in New York for Havas (French) ne\\s agency, is regarded as spokesman not only for the new party, but often for Pierre Laval. He declared at a press conference that Darian had gone back to Vichy after his second series of conferences with Laval in Paris hopeful that he could frame a government which Laval ultimately would enter. But Admiral Leahy, the propagandist said, brought his influence to brar and the whole program vas revised. Fontenoy said Admiral Leahy had cautioned Marshal Petain that i The first syllable the United States would consider it j GAHN-dahr. "an unfriendly act" if Laval was Included in the government. New Accord Sought (Since this dispatch was written Darian has become vice-premier and heir apparent to Petain's post. He is in Paris for the third time to talk to Laval in an effort to reach an agreement.) Previously, according to Fontenoy, Darian had come to Laval on -Interpreting The War News- Peace Move Called Face-Saving Gesture By KIRKE L. SIMPSON The noteworthy fact about the arrival of "many thousand" Australians at Singapore is that they got there unopposed. If Japan actually was preparing to enter the war soon on the side of her European axis affinities, that hardly could have happened. It was an opportunity lost for Japan if she \vas poised for a dive into the conflict. Japanese interception and destruction of that huge British troop movement would have been a jarring blow to Britain and possibly a great boon to Berlin base in Northwest Eritrea, object an( j Rome. It might well have al- of British thrust. The "a's" in As- tered the jittery status quo in the mara are broad (ah) as in father: iBalkans and even led to Greek DARLAN. French admiral and one of the leaders of occupied France. The "a" in the first syllable is flat as in the word arrogant. The "n" is strongly nasalized: "nar- LAH(N). DJIBOUTI (also spelled JIBUTI). Capital of French Somaliland. Accent the third syllable: jee-boo- TEE. capitulation to Italy under Nazi threats. Instead of war, however, Japan offers peace mediation to Britain, either in the Far East or in Europe, or both. That "special message" from Tokyo to London is perhaps unique in the history of diplomacy. Japan could not have seriously believed that her offer would be GONDAR. Italian base in North- acc epted. She had her answer in American naval power in the politicians are credited with a desire to strike at Singapore and push on southward while Britain is too busy at home to send her main fleet to that front. Navy opinion is said to oppose such action. Job For Japanese Navy That would be understandable. Attacking Singapore would be primarily a navy job, especially since it has been heavily reinforced with warcraft, men, planes and guns from Australia. The task, involving transportation of a big Japanese army, would have to be performed over a long and exposed line of communications with. Japan. On the flank of that line stands west Ethiopia: a British objective. •• •' is accented: Constan- tnlrrom a potential member of the pool: ee-stahn-BOOL. PIERRE LAVAL. Pro -Nazi French leader recently forced to resign by Marshal Petain. In Laval both "a's" are flat as in lad, pal: PYATO la-VAL. PHILLJPE PETAIN. Head of his second Paris visit with the as- French government in occupied surance that ultimately Laval France. In Phillipe both "i's" have would get what he wanted, but! the long sound of "e" as in fee. The would have to wait. Fontenoy | e " j n petain has the sound of "a' quoted Darian as saying, "Wemust; as j n the English word pay. The ' - - - .-• 'second syllable is an approximate save the face of Petain." Under this arrangement, as out- r jivme for man, pan, with the "n' lined by Fontenoy, Darian planned! na 'salized: fce-LEEP pay-Ta(N). to become head of the government at once, moving Petain back to a simple job corresponding to the powerless presidency of France. Laval was to have some casual part in this government, and ultimately would have come into real power. But after a conference with Admiral Leahy, Fontenoy said, Petain suddenly decided not to permit Darian to be real head of the: government but to keep the job himself and let Darian be only vice-premier. In vain, Fontenoy said, Darian tried tc. stop this change, but finally agreed to form a cabinet with himself as vice-premier and Petain holding the top position. Fontenoy asserted that on Darlan's first visit to Paris, Laval nasalized: VICHY. Capital of unoccupied France. Do not rhyme the name with "fishy," nor put the accent on the first syllable. The only correct pronunciation is' vee-SHEE. WEYGAND. Commander of advance in the arrival at Smga-. Pacific. What it might do in any pore of the big Australian force. | far eastern war emergency is a There is no record of a case ini factor Japanese policy makers which the British, or any other cannot ignore. In the event of a people not already crushed to s_ub- united States clash with Japan. American naval strategists could ask nothing better than to get the Japanese main fleet out in the open, away from its home bases, as it would be in an attack on Singapore. Domestic Reason Seen This all foots up into the notion that Tokyo had some domestic reason for making the peace gesture. The circumstances of its publication tend to support that view. It w-> virtually announced in Tokyo as a cabinet spokesman's idea before it reached London officially. That technique had this advantage: If ordinary- diplomatic procedure had been followed, days or enemy team. Unfriendly To Britain Japan's purposes are still being judged in London and in Washington, largely in the light of her treaty alignment with the Nazi- Fascist axis. Whether or not that treatv committed Japan to any definite action, its implications were plain—and they were not friendly to Britain in her dark hour. That leaves two possible motives for the Japanese peace move. It might have been inspired from Berlin as an offshoot of the Nazi peace move aimed at Greece. Or it even weeks might have elapsed be- might have been a gesture designed I fore Japan's action was known at to impress the home folk in Japan.! home. Britain would have con- French forces in North Africa. The ible for the "China incide «w" £ nronounced "V". The "n" has plagued Japan for y_ r \V" is pronounced in -gand is nasalized, and the is not sounded: vay-GAH(N). Plane Output Set At 18,000 There has been speculation about a possible split between Japanese army hotheads, held to be respons- -- - - - 'China incident" which •ears now, trolled the timing of its publication. Meanwhile, as Tokyo probably knew, the big British expeditionary force from Australia would have been landed at Singapore and its =^ --Gas Tax Collections Show Big Increase There are not more than two pounds of radium in the world. It s worth about $18,000,000. of the Highway superintendent of the motor vehicle Department, announced yesterday. .,,„.»,-. , it Of the total, Maricopa county contributed $179,027.o6, or 41 ^ThTcollections were based on sales of 9,870,403.4 gallons of gasoline, of which 304,125.6 gallons, were sold to federal agencies and were exempt f™™.^ 6 '*£• motgr vehide division refunded $70,999.10 on gasoline purchased but not used on the highways. Of the total collections, $127,855.46 was returned to the counties and 5298,329.39 was placed in the state highway fund. The per cent of taxed sales of gasoline, net tax and distribution by counties: Apache Coconino Cochise Coconino Gila Graham Greenlee Maricopa Mohave Navajo Pima Final Santa Cruz Yavapai Yuma Totals Per Cent of Total Taxed Sales 1.111 3.604 6.859 3,604 3.730 2.543 1.859 41.398 2.601 3.168 14.853 5.392 1.297 4.460 7.125 100.00 Net Tax $ 4,640.96 15,086.76 30,103.90 15,086.76 17,464.81 11,114.19 6,157.60 179,027.56 10,400.90 14,313.04 68,536.38 23,921.66 5,111.28 19,674.25 20,631.56 $426,184.85 County Portion $ 1,392.29 4,526.03 9,031.17 4,526.03 5,239.44 3,334.26 1,847.28 53,708.27 3,120.27 4,293.91 20,560.91 7,176.50 1,533.38 5,902.28 6,189.47 $127,855.46 Chile estimates its 1941 wheat crop will weigh 900,000 tons. Women of South Africa i. started a campaign . f 10 * *" striction of liquors to : Japan prohibited from taking part in politic^ $5.00 Complete ™v° Examinatioil Consists of the following: X-Ray Fluoroscople examlnaHmi ,r Mrnal oricans, heart, langs, slum-*£• •ch. intestines; also examlnattonTnt 5M prostate, female organs, gland,, system A spinal column, pjj important tests. Electric Cardiograph of Heart many doctors charge S10 to »zv .-a, with above examination thli »Mk «S $5.00 with this adv. """««» W« will tell .vou your trouble and i.n how to cet well. ™ u ' Dr. C. A. Call'i rmrrii.psQ HRAr-ru tv D « _* • Houn Dally 9:00 A. SI. to »:J» p • Take Brill street Car or ' to McDowell. V4 Block Write for Free Illustrated Folfe' Phoenician, 74, Takes Own Life The body of James F. Sagerty, 74 years old, old-age pensioner, was "found yesterday afternoon in an arm-chair in his one-room home in the rear of 210 North Eighth street. One shot from a revolver, found at his feet, had been fired through his head, police said. Harry West/all, coroner, said it was a case of suicide and no inquest would be necessary. Sagerty's body was discovered by his daughter, Mrs. E. L. D. Giggy, 1614 East McKinley street, WASHINGTON, Feb. 19— (AP>— , .. . , - _. United States manufacturers de- made three major demands. First, | livered 1 036 airplanes during Janu- he demanded legislative and execu-i arv W il'liam S. Knudsen, director w { - : ft office of Production Man- live power with Petain on the shelf as merely "head of state" and not head of the government as at present. He also wanted the power write a new constitution. Second, he insisted that the government .should return to Paris, •where i' would feel the influence of the German occupation more than Et Vichy. Under this arrangement the titular secretary for foreign affairs would remain at Vichv so that foreign diplomats wou not come to Paris, where the Germans do not want them. Sought Punishment Power Third, Laval demanded power to punish members of the cabinet, including Marcel Peyrouton, who resigned last week as minister of the aEemen t, said today and he ex{ lal output o f 18 ,000 this He expressed satisfaction with the progress of the plan to assemble giant bombers from parts to be made by the automobile industry The army air corps, he added, award a contract Company to iking parts to be sembled by the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation. The Ford agreement will be the first with automobile companies for the bomber parts, but Knudsen said that other motor firms would be included later. Strikes Negligible He disclosed the plane produc- Snterior and was named ambassador to Argentina, and Raphael Ali- — bert, minister of justice who re-1 tion at a press conference at which signed last month. he said also that strikes had not in- Darlan's counter-proposal con- terfered seriously with the defense templated permitting Laval only! program, sufficient authority to remain in j "We shouldn't have any strikes. Paris and conclude peace with the We have had a few. They are Germans. Laval rejected this. Fontenoy then turned to Darland's second visit to Paris. On this trip, Fontenoy said, he came with quite annoying but I think they will begin to taper off. "No key plants have been involved." Knudsen said that of the Janu- the assurance that Petain had. agreed to step out of his job asjary plane deliveries 957 went to head of the government and be- the army, the navy, and to Great come merely a figurehead, but only on condition that Laval should no't head the government as prime minister. So a proposal was laid before Laval that Darian be prime minister and head the ministries of marine, Interior (including police), foreign affairs and propaganda. Laval again would have a minor ministry. Must Bide His Time According to Fontenoy, Laval vas assured that ultimately he would "get what he wanted" but must bide his time and permit Petain to save his face. This, too, Laval refused to accept; but Darian returned to Vichy evidently feeling that he could shape a government which eventually would bring Laval and the Germans around and thus accomplish things quietly. It was at this point, Fontenoy said, that the Leahy influence was felt and the whole fabric again had to be revised. Fontenoy said the "pro-German Popular Assembly party" in Paris •was delighted that Pierre-Etienne Flandin had stepped out of the government and said others would £0. "We must oust all members of the cabinet who had a part in the events of December IS, 1940," Fontenoy said. That was the day Laval was dismissed and held for a time in virtual arrest. Britain, but he declined to disclose how many went to Britain or. how many of each type of plane was produced. Only 26 commercial planes were delivered. Estimate Exceeded The January total compared with a December production of 799 military aircraft of all types. This represented a slight increase in Knudsen's prediction that only 700 would be completed in that month. The January figure means that American plane output has doubled since last summer. Responding to questions, Knudsen said that an estimated plane production of 1,500 a month by midsummer was "a little optimistic," Deliveries may be forthcoming by fall, he said, on the four-motored bombers which Consolidated will assemble, and he estimated that by the middle of 1942 they will be turned out at the rate of about 100 a month. As described by Knudsen, the proposed arrangement with the Ford company would work this way: The air corps would enter into a contract with Ford for the government to finance the equipping of a new pi an t lo be built at Ypsilanti, Mich. After the plant gets readv f° r ^ d "S U °" " £?? b ? up to Ford — - - to contract to deliver thp nartc »« The tone of the letters exchanged Consolidated, and the government fcy Petain and Flandin at that time! will look to the latter clmpSv for «-u«iuany lor the planes jvas described by Fontenoy oil provocative" both to the Germans and the Popular Assembly, party. Further, he said, if Petain con- a lanor H=,,C < u- u turned to mix in politics with excnSLn • ° • Whlch Ford took Vichy groups it would be necessary over^ki\ P ?^' OU *, n<? B°«ations to_d,rect a .press, attack asainrti^S^.^™^" said that Labor Clause Stricken The contract does not contain - 4 s «d, Petain has been spared » J; SUCCPSS °f the "Popu- r Assembly party" movement itself, Pans continues to be some-*•>» speculative. Fontenoy saw it hp . al ™ady mustered important heads of labor, agriculture and fS"- organizations with a P ei ght days of actual organi- be a .continues to somewhat critical voice in side Paris' ^ n ° tab ' y that Ou " Even in Paris, the newspaper Cri du Peuple, which along wHh other papers is under German supervision, has taken sharp blows at the leadership of the movement as Masons 8 colJectio -? of *>nner Free agreements plant . contained that clause. trS 6 5™, has a PP r °ved the contract Knudsen said, and Sidnev Hillman, associate director joined m the approval. It was Hillman'? objection which was said to have caused the truck contract to be P1V*»T1 in nnn1U n . f. . L V ™ to another firm when Ford visions' t0 agree t0 the labor P™- Great quantities of pitprops being made in the Maritimp P ! MaritYme'prov- inrpc *« *v.«~4 *C -""'Lime j-rov- T?ri? ? u - m . eet the needs of the British mining industry used and the navy clique. The army < arrival trumpeted to the world, in- oriental custom. eluding Japan. As it is, the Tokyo "peace gesture," empty of result as it is certain to be, has face saving values for Japanese high authorities at home. Face saving is an old who had come to visit him, police reported. She told police her father had been in ill health. Officers learned the death weapon had been purchased by Sagerty at a downtown store only about two hours before his body was found. Born in Iowa, Sagerty came to Arizona in 1924, residing in Phoenix most of the time since. He is survived by the daughter and two sons, Kenneth and Keith Sagerty, both of Phoenix. Funeral services had not been arranged last night. PLATES, Upper $^C°° and Lower £9 Open Sunday Mornlno Dr. Edgar Pease DE.NTIST 245 Fox Thente- Bide. Ph. 4-3*41 SWIM all Winter! Turn January into June! Top off a joyous day of riding, tennis, golf, or sun-lazing with a refreshing dip in the west's most picturesque, natural pools. 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