Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on February 20, 1941 · Page 30
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 30

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Thursday, February 20, 1941
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Page Eight Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Thursday Morning, February 20, 194! Telephone^ PRO-NAZI PARISIAN CHARGES U. S. ENVOY PROTESTED FAVORING LAV Leahy Blamed In Delaying Accord Plan •PARIS—(Via Berlin)—Feb. 10— (Delayed)—(AP)—A "battle of the admirals"—William D. Leahy, U. S. ambassador to Vichy, and Jean News Names * * * * * French And Turkish Pronunciations Are Explained By FRANK COLBY In these cataclysmic times, the new and strange names that marcn across the front pages are already — re- ?_" ln ° lr We should be familiar with them and know how to pronounce them correctly. The pronunciations that follow "have been secured from -man ".ronuiar highest authority. Capital letters Par*, dSrHed indicate the syllables to be accented. ASMARA. An important Italian base in Northwest Eritrea, object t r^_:.:_l_ J1*..,,r-t T"Vlo "a*C in AS- DARLAN'. one of the Darlan, French vice-premier—pre ceded the collapse of Darlan's second effort to form a government satisfactory both to Vichy and Paris, Jean Fontejioy, propagandist for the new pro-German "Popular Assembly party" in today. Fontenoy, who once worked in New York for Havas (French) news agency, is regarded as spokesman not only for the new party, but often for Pierre Laval. He declared at a prcss_ conference that Darlan had cone hack t« 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 was revised. Fontenoy said Admiral Leahy had cautioned Marshal Petain that _._ ..__ the United States would consider it • GAHN-dahr. "an unfriendly act" if Laval was ISTANBUL Included in the government. New Accord Sought (Since this dispatch was writ- tn j rd s books , " w " Peace Move Called Face-Saving Gesture nastr jii iiui ui *»*,«»». .—• •- • - - . U.MIU •„—...—.—- —D- - - . of British thrust. The "a's" in As- | tere d the jittery status quo in the By KIRKE L. SIMPSON The noteworthy fact about the arrival of "many thousand" Australians at Singapore is tha: 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 was 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 and Rome." It might well have al- mara arc broad (ah) as in father: ahss-MAH-rah. French admiral and ui.t: vx — 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. . GOXDAK. Italian base in Northwest Ethiopia; a British objective. The first syllable is accented. (formerly Constan- Balkans and even led to Greek 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 accepted. She had her answer in 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 American naval power in the advance in the arrival at Smga-. p ac jfj c . what it might do in any pore of the big Australian force. £ ar eastern war emergency is a There is no record of a case in|f actor Japanese policy makers which the British, or any otherj cannot j gnO re. In the event of a £1 ranital of Turkev.Do not people not already crushed to sub- united sta tes clash with Japan, "T^mbull" Accent the mission, accepted a mediation offer| Amer ican naval strategists coulc lap-iuii • _•,._._. u -ith from a potential member of the , S k nothing better than tn pet thf rhnes with pool: ec-stahn-BOOL. riERKE LAVAL. Pro -Nazi French leader recently forced to resign by Marshal Petain. In Laval a's" are flat as in lad, pal: France. In Phillipe both "i's have the long sound of "e" as in fee. The "e" in Petain has the sound of a as in the English word pay. The second syllable is an approximate rhvme for man, pan, with the n nasalized: fee-LEEP pay-Ta(>) with "fishy," nor put the accent on the first syllable. The only correct pronunciation is' vee-SHtE. WEYGAXD. Commander of French forces in North Africa. The "W" is pronounced "V". The n in -gand is nasalized, and the a is not sounded: vay-GAH(N). o Plane Output Set At 18,000 WASHINGTON, Feb. 19— (AP)— United States manufacturers delivered 1,036 airplanes during January, William S. Knudsen. director of the Office of Production Management, said today and he expects a total output of 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, would award a contract to the Motor Company to equip a parts to be as- ten Darlan 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, Darlan had come to Laval on p; his second Paris visit with the as- French surance that ultimately Laval would get what he wanted, but would have to wait. Fontenoy quoted Darlan as saying, "We must save the face of Petain." Under this arrangement, as outlined by Fontenoy, Darlan planned to become head of the government Bt 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 Darlan to be real head of the government but to keep the job himself and let Darlan be t/nly vice-premier. In vain, Fontenoy said, Darlan tried to 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 made three major demands. First, he demanded legislative and executive 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 to write a new constitution. Serond, he insisted that the government should return to Paris, where j- would feel the influence of the German occupation more than at Vichy. Under this arrangement the titular secretary for foreign affairs would remain at Vichy so that foreign diplomats would 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 Interior and was named ambassador to Argentina, and Raphael Alibert, minister of justice who resigned last month. Darlan's counter-proposal contemplated permitting Laval only program, sufficient authority to remain in "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 the assurance that Petain had agreed to step out of his job as head of the government and become merely a figurehead, but only on condition that Laval should not head the government as prime minister. So a proposal was laid before Laval that Darlan 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 was 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 Darlan 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 •aid, 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 go. "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 The tone of the letters exchanged by Petain and Flandin at that time was described by Fontenoy as £F3S?$&P£%£?Sg The^tT stricken Further, he said, if Petain con- a labor clause to ^v *%• C ° ntain towed to mix in politics with oYcentTon in nr»v Ch Ford took Vichy groups it would be necessary-' over trucks hnl Tf rf negotiations to direct a press attack against \ n n siirh SLt f Kn " dsen said ^^ him personally. Heretofore, Fon-C ma "?L P t n ' f f cillt y agreements tenoysud, Petain has been spared. | C °^^ h ? t . clause - enemy team. Unfriendly To Britain could ask nothing better than to get the Japanese main fleet out in the open, away from its home bases, as Japan's purposes are still being ijt would be in an attack on judged in London and in Washing- Singapore, ton, largely in the light of her treaty alignment with the Nazi™^ wF-raiA.- Wpad of Fascist axis. Whether or not that „* i'r, nwiniprl treaty committed Japan to any ^^^"L^-.v'Zvf 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 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 advant- might have been inspired from Ber- age: If ordinary diplomatic pro- lin as an offshoot of the Nazi peace 'cedure had been followed, days or _______ , VICHY. Capital of unoccupied j m ove aimed at Greece. Or it • even weeks might have elapsed be- France Do not rhyme the name might have been a gesture designed j fore Japan's action was known at to impress the home folk in Japan. There has been speculation about a possible split between Japanese army hotheads, held to be respons- ble for the "China incident" which las plagued Japan for years now, and the navy clique. The army 'arrival trumpeted to the world, in- 'oriental custom. 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 production at a press conference at which he said also that strikes had not interfered seriously with the defense quite annoying but I think they will begin to taper off. "No key plants have been involved." Knudsen said that of the January plane deliveries 957 went to the army, the navy, and to Great 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 \vith the Ford company would work this way: The air corps would enter into a contract with Ford for the government 1o finance the equipping of a new plant to be built at Ypsilanti, Mich. After the plant gets ready for production it will be up to Ford to contract to deliver the parts tn &£»,.«£.£? fvernment company for As to the success of the "Popular Assembly party" movement itself Pans continues to be somewhat speculative. Fonlonoy said it had already mustered important labor, agriculture and vet- organizations with a tial strength of "several thousand". *P e 'Sht days of actual organi- £±£i ^,fn& m «"bershiP had . ~ •- continues to ° e , a somewhat critical voice in part of the press, notably that outside Paris. Even in Paris, the newspaper Cri du Peuple, which along with other papers is under German supervision, has taken sharp blows at the leadership of the movement as Mason/ colIecUon of f °rmw Free OPM has approved the con- Hillman, associate director, joined in the approval. It was Hillman's objection which was said to have caused the truck contract to be given to another firm when Ford -o the labor Great quantities of pitprops are bems made in the Maritime P™,! inces to meet the nee British mining industry. The United Stales home. Britain would have controlled 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 January collections of gasoline taxes hit $426,184.85, a gain of $15,129.75 over the $411,055.10 collected in December, B. H. McAhren, superintendent of the motor vehicle division of the Arizona Highway Department, announced yesterday. Of the total, Maricopa county contributed $179,027.56, or 41 per cent. The collections 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 from the tax. In addition, the motor vehicle 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 coun- tirx and $298,329.39 was placed in the state highway fund. The per cent of taxed sales of gasoline, net tax and distribution by counties: Chile estimates its 1941 wheat crop will weigh 900,000 tons. Apache Coconino Cochise Coconino Gila Graham Greenlee Maricopa Mohave Navajo Pi ma Final Santa Cruz Yavapai Yuma Totals Per Cent of Total Ta-xed 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 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 Westfall, coroner, said it was a case of suicide and no inquest would be necessary. Sagerty's body was discovered Mrs. E. L. D. G'iggy, 1614 East McKinley street, by his daughter. 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. Japan has prohibited sh, from taking part in politics. $5.00 Complete Consists of the X-Ray FluoroKopIc Mamlnatlom Mraal organs, heart. In following W» will tell yon your troubfo how to get well. Dr. C. A. Call's DREGLESS HEALTH INSTTTITT. 750 East McDowell Phone t^a Hours Dally 9:00 A. M. to I:M P » Take Brill Street Car or M«n,t»_'.* to McDowell. '/ 2 Block Write for Free Illustrated Folfc PLATES, Upper §^£00 and Lower 4*9 Open Sunday Mornlnn Dr. Edgar Pease DENTIST 243 Fox Theate- Bide. Ph. 4-3MJ S W I M ail 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. Frolic to your heart's delight in the waters of our four famous radioactive springs, each of different temperature, and protected by friendly, towering: palms. Feel the tingle of a new life and zest that comes from vacationing: in America's unique winter resort. WALTER ROUNSEVEL Manager. You must , oasis. Drive out for luncheon, dinner, a ; day or the season over an attractive 67-mile highway,, paved except for 24 miles of highly improved, scenic mountain road. .CASTLE Hot Sprinpl TRADE THIS MONTH We'll give you... ore* BOOK FOR YOUR PRESENT CAR IN TRADE ON A BIG... y pee, r mb< at ' alar car fe or< beh CO II Of id c HERE'S OUR SENSATIONAL OFFERI What car have you now? We'll give you $100 over book value for it, if it's a popular^ make, in salable condition. We mean exactly what we say! We'll match this deal with any of the so-called "wild traders" as long as our used car stocks permit. THIS IS NOT ONIY THE GREATEST OFFER in our history, but we also believe there's not another low-price car to match the 1941 Ford itself for sheer big-car money's worth! And we are prepared to show you that we mean business . . • that Ford leads the field in better basic features! ... that Ford gives more and finer equipment! WHEN YOU CONSIDER the steady depredation and mounting repairs on your present car— when you consider all the big- car roominess and ride and style offered by Ford alone at low price — you'll decide on Ford! TOP ALL THAT with this unprecedented offer and you'll get die big 1941 Ford V-8 for your money! . . . Trade now while we're trading high . . . better drive over . . . TODAY! CONSOLIDATED MOTORS, Inc., Van Buren at BISBEE—F. C. Bledsoe Motor Co., Inc. BUCKEYE—Walter Butler , ., . CASA GRANDE—Pate, Wi\*on, Max Motors CLIFTON—Scott Motor Sales COTTONWOOD—Ersel Garrison DOUGLAS—Woods Motor Co. FLAGSTAFF—E. D. Babbitt Motor Co. S 854 HERE First Street, Phoenix GLOBE—Globe-Miami Motor Co. HOLBROOK—Whiting Bros. KINGMAN—Taylor-Owen Motors MESA—Mutual Motors, Inc. PARKER—Parker Motor Co., Inc. PRESCOTT—Webb Motors, Inc. SAFFORD—Jack Foster ST. JOHNS—Whiting Bros. SPRINGERVILLE—Becker Motor Co. TUCSON—Monte Mansfield WILLIAMS—R. J. Hock Motor Co. WINKELMAN—Giffin Motor Co. YUMA—D. P. 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