Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on February 20, 1941 · Page 52
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Thursday, February 20, 1941
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Page Eight Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Thursday Morning, February 20,19** rage E<igui ===== PRO-NAZI PARISIAN CHARGES U. S. ENVOY PROTESTED FAVORING LAV ..— . ....._. . - . ~~ ' Leahy Blame'd In Delaying Accord Plan PARIS— (Via — (AP)— A — Feb. 10— battle of the News Names * * * * * French And Turkish Pronunciations Are Explained By FRANK COLBY Darlan, French vice-premier—preceded the collapse of Darlan's second effort to form a government s, ™ , We should he familiar with them and know how to pronounce them -Interpreting The War News- Peace Move Called Face-Saving Gesture By KIRKE L. SDIPSOX 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. for the Assembl; 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. HP. declared at a press conference that Darlan 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 was revised. Fontenoy said Admiral Leahy had cautioned Marshal Petain that the United States would consider it ''an unfriendly act" if Laval was Included in the government. New Accord Sought (Since this dispatch was written 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 Fonte- tioy, Darlan had come to Laval on his second Paris visit with the assurance that ultimately Laval would get what he wanted, but would have to wait. Fontenoy quoted Darlan as saying, "We mustj jave the face of Petain." It was an opportunity lost for Japan if she was poised for a dive .„....„ . .. ., .,, ,„„„..„, the conflict. Japanese intern "Popular! highest authority. Capita! ^eue« Uon and destruction of that is. charged! indicate the syllables to be accent huge British troop movement would ed. have been a jarring blow to Britain ASMARA. An important Italian ! an( j possibly a great boon to Berlin base in Northwest Eritrea, object j an( j Rome. It might well have al"'" of British thrust. The "a's" in Asmara are broad (ah) as in father: ahss-MAH-rah. 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. GONDAR. Italian base in Northwest Ethiopia; a British objective. tered the jittery status quo in the 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 Singa-jp aci f ic . W hat it might do in any The first syllable is accented. | p0 r e of the big Australian force.l far eastern war emergency is a GAHN-dahr. (There is no record of a case jni factor Japanese policy makers ISTANBUL (formerly Constan-|which the British, or any other can not ignore. In the event of a * Capital of Turkey. Do not! people not already crushed to sub- united States clash with Japan, _^ a l . ., .. i '__. *!.„ Irviiccirtn nnr>pntpH fl mprtlsltmn nffpr - - ^ - - with the Nazi- Whether or not that sav ISS-tun-bull." Accent the j mission, accepted a mediation offer Sird syllable which rhymes with from a potential member of the pool: ee-stahn-BOOL. enemy team. PIERRE LAVAL. Pro-Nazi Infnendly To Britain French leader recently forced to Japan's purposes are still being « resi<*n bv Marshal Petain. In Laval i judged in London and in Washing- > " both 5 "a's" are flat as in lad, pal: ;ton. largely in the light of her PYAIR la-VAL. |treaty alignment •• "~ "--' PHILLIPE PETAIN. Head_ of|f«a*t «£ American naval strategists could ask nothing better than to get the Japanese main fleet out in the open, away from its home bases, as in an attack on Domestic Reason Seen This all foots up into the notion that Tokyo had some domestic rea- _ , _,„„« in mvimipd itreaty committed Japan to anyison for making the peace gesture. French g% e "^ em / '" ..jv? ha ve! definite action, its implications The circumstances of its publica- France. In i'mlllpe »oui i» "***= „,„„ -i,:,,— nn H fhpv wprp not lion tpnri tn snnnnrt that VTPU/ Tt as in the English word pay. The .second syllable is an approximate Under this arrangement, as out- r hvme for man, pan, with the "n lined by Fontenoy, Darlan planned nasalized: fce-LEEP pay-Ta(X). to become head of the government at once, moving Petain back to a _ simple job corresponding to tne * ranee, 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 only 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 "Jiead 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 i' would feel the influence of the German occupation more than at Vichy. Under this arrangement the titular secretary for foreign affairs would remain at Vichv, BO 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 sufficient authority to remain in Paris and conclude peace with the 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 plain—and they were not dark That leaves two possible motives for the Japanese peace move. It might have been inspired from Berlin as an offshoot of the Nazi peace VICHY. Capital of unoccupied j move aimed at Greece. Or it Do not rhyme the name might have been a gesture designed tion tend to support that view. It v." 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 even weeks might have elapsed before Japan's action was known at with "fishy," nor put the accent to impress the home folk in Japan, home. Britain would have con- on the first syllable. The only correct pronunciation is' vee-SHEE. WEYGAND. There has been speculation about trolled the timing of its publication, a possible split between Japanese 'Meanwhile, as Tokyo probablv Commander of !army hotheads, held to be respons- knew, the big British expeditionary Vrpnrh forces in North Africa. Thejible for the "China incident" which]force from Australia would have «w" ie nrnnounced "V" The "n" has plagued Japan for years now,'been landed at Singapore and its in -gand is nasalized, and the "A" ™* the naw clioue. - ' ' ' is not sounded: vay-GAH(N). 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 year. 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 would award a contract added, to the Ford Motor Company to equip a plant for making parts to be assembled 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 program. "We shouldn't have any strikes. We have had a few. They are quite annoying but I think they will begin to taper off. "No key plants have been involved." Knudsen said that of the Janu- agreed to step out of his job as ary plane deliveries 957 went to 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 propaganda. Laval affairs and 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 naid, 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 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 wi!l assemble, and he estimated that by the middle of 1942 they will be turned out at the rate of about 300 a month. As described by Knudsen, the Flandin had stepped out of thei P -, r °P° sed arrangement with the government and said others • would! ord company would work this go. wa >" The air corps would enter into a contract with Ford for the government to 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 ^L^L 10 .^ 1 ^ ^e parts to the "We must oust all members of the cabinet who had a part in the events of December 13, 1940," Fontenoy said. That was the day Laval was dismissed and held for a time in virtual arrest. The tone of the letters exchanged i—^.uait-u, ana me by Petain and Flandin at that time 1 will look to the latter was described by Fontenoy as'the planes "provocative" both to the Germans and the Popular Assembly partv Further, he said, if Petain continued to mix in politics with company for Labor Clause Stricken The contract does not contain a labor clause to which Ford took Vichy groups'* would'benecess^ £», , ( v - to direct a press attack against nn%,,rh „?' b ( ut . K !l u dsen said that him personally. Heretofore, Fon-lrnn/Lin / ^! facility agreements tenoy said, Petain has been spared I TK "^V 1 ? 1 clause As to the success of the "Popu-li rap , ?- PM . has 8 PP r °ved the con- 1":.Assembly party" movement it-!£ actl Kn "dsen said, and Sidney self, Paris continues to be some-! K' 1 man ' associate director joined h H 1 s ,P ecu '»live. Fontenoy said n 1 "i. lh f. »PP«>val. It was H llman's h«rt ? e , ady muste «d important ° bject J°V vhich w as said to have ^ a ad f,° n ahor, agriculture and vet-i c ? used 1he tru <* contract to be p.rans organizations with a poten i *' ucl1 '° another firm when Ford thouSS'-f" 1 ° f " S6VeraI hundr <*! vS l ° 3gree t0 lhe labor Pro- swelled to 40,000 Nevertheless there continues to be a somewhat critical voice in "•? press, notably that out- Even in Paris, the newspaper Cri du Peuple, which along with other Papers is under German supen" sion, has taken sharp blows at the hp a n ersh ' P of the movement as Maso^ COlJeCU f ° ff0rmerFree J Great quantities of pitprons arp BSS? rmeVrf^Ir British mining tadistr* ° f the P b o° u ° n k Q r igh - 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 authori- ... . . ...... „ . ... .._ ties at home. Face saving is an old and the navy clique. The army'arrival trumpeted to the world, in-oriental custom. Gas Tax Collections Show Big Increase January collections of gasoline taxes hit $426,184.85, a gain of $15129.75 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 $179,021.06, or 41 Pe 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, $127,855.16 was returned to the counties and $298,329.39 was placed in the state highway fund. The per cent of taxed sales of gasoline, net tax and disfribution by counties: There are not more than two pounds of radium in the world. It s worth about $18,000,000. . o Chile estimates its 1941 wheat crop will weigh 900,000 tons. Apache Coconino Cochise Coconino Gila Graham Greenlee Maricopa Mohave Navajo Pima Final Santa Cruz Yavapai Yuma Totals Per Cent nt Totid Taxed Sales 1.111 3.604 6.859 3,604 3.730 2.543 1.859 41.398 2.601 3.168 14.S53 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 by his daughter, Mrs. E. L. D. Giggy, 1614 East McKinley street. 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. Women of South started a campaign striction of liquors to Japan has prohibited from taking part in $5.00 Complete S* Examinatioi Consists of the followinr X-Kay oroKopo ternal organi, heart, lunm i ,i n v2 ach, lnt e .tl nes ; al» ttlS prostate, female organ., •ystem & npinal column . Important tests. » ott» ecrc arograph of Beart f«. _». man, doctors chanjn 510 to »zs tartSS with above examination $3.00 with this adv. We will tell you your trouble IM tt how to cet well. •" 4t * Dr. C. A. CalFi D Honr» Dally 9:00 A. M. to g. M . .. - WriteiorFree ninstwfed Fold* PLATES, Upper §**rOQ and Lower £^f Open Sunday Morning! Dr. Edgar Pease DENTIST 245 Fox Theate- Bldg. Pb. 4-3941 S W I M 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. 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 visit „,„ oasis. Drive out for luncheon, dinner; a? day or the season over an attractive 6 7 - m i 1 e highway, paved except for 24 miles of highly im- ; proved, scenic mountain road. .CASTLE Hot Sprinpl TRADE THIS MONTH We'll give you... OVER WOK FOR YOUR PRESENT CAR IN TRADE ON A BIG... HERE'S OUR SENSATIONAL OFFER I What car have you now? We'll give you $100 over book value for it, if it's a popular 1 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 ONLY 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 arc 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 depreciation 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 the big 1941 Ford V-8 for your money!... Trade now while we're trading high... better drive over... TODAY! . . CONSOLIDATED MOTORS, Inc., Von Buren at First Street, Phoenix -Special" Ford Co«|i t 'S ft' BISBEE—F. C. Bledsoe Motor Co., Inc. BUCKEYE—Walter Butler CASA GRANDE—Pate, Wilson, Max Motors CLIFTON—Scott Motor Sales COTTONWOOD—Ersel Garrison DOUGLAS—Woods Motor Co. FLAGSTAFF—E. D. Babbitt Motor Co. 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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