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Moberly Monitor-Index (Newspaper) - August 12, 1940, Moberly, Missouri JVTOBERLY EVENING DEMOCRAT 8 Pages VOLUME 22 I'KJESS 1CJEJASED WIRE SERVICE! MOBERLY, MISSOURI, MONDAY MOB URL 1 1868 MOUEKLY INDEX, 1018 DEMOCRAT, JEST. 1STS NUMBER 33 AT LEAST 12DEADIN Tropical Storm Moves In- land After Smashing- Southeast Coast CHARLESTON CUT OFF AND UNDER WATER Highways Flooded and Communications Wrecked Over Large Section y Associated Press ATLANTA, Aug. 12, Re- pair crews rushed work on crip- pled communications in storm battered coastal areas of South Carolina and Georgia today while authorities checked casualties and property damage. Ga., during the gale yesterday, and a report from Beaufort Coun- ty, g. c., said tnere were ten unidentified dead there. Historic Charleston. S. aj city of population, suffered considerable property damage butt Ho loss of life was reported. Ear- lier reports over a shortwave radio station of six persons at Folly Beach near Charleston were not confirmed. The which originated in the West Indies early last turned inland early Sunday be- tween Savannah, Ga., and Char- leston, S. C, The storm blew it- self out today over this area, ac- companied by heavy rains. Army, officials at Fort McPher- aon, Ga., said their radio opera- tors had received no reports of severe casualties in Charleston, Take Refuge in Fort Fort Moultrie gave refuge to ;aome 600 civilians from Island, near Charleston, and most of the residents at other vacation resorts along- the Carolina and Georgia coasts moved to. points of PRESIDENT SEES NEW ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN CLASH ON DRAFT BILL Norris Charge of Huge Standing Army Denied by Fellow Nebraskan STEP TO DICTATORSHIP and Vanden- berg Declare Opposition; Debt Moratorium Studied WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 JP Nebraska's two Independent, and Burke, Demo- rat, cloned in Senate debate to- day over whether enactment of the BurkerTVadsworth compu'l- HUNDREDS OF GERMAN PLANES HURLED AGAINST ENGLAND AS LAUNCH AIR BLITZKRIEG Hoover Urges Neuiral Agency to Supply Food for Europe _------------...... ,t n Hi President Roosevelt got a closeup. view of the powerful new 90-mm anti-aircraft irun (foreground) milltary service bill j< i i j ___ ._ _. _ _ __.." ,v tTlffl.n TnP a loyo-o-l he visited the arsenal at as the climax of a day of inspections which inchidect the navy yards at Portsmouth, <N. H., and Boston, Above, an officer explains the workings of the grin to the-chief executive in COLORADO SPRINGS, Aug 12 organization of a neu tral. non-governmental agency to keep 27 million people in the lit- tle countries of Europe from 'wholesale starvation, death and disease" was proposed today Herbert Hoover. Hoover, chairman of the Ameri- can Relief Committee in the World War. said somebody "must raise a voice for food supply dur- mean the creaition of a large ing the coming winter x x x in ROOSEVELT VISITS TRAINING STATION safety ahead of the wind. Coast Guardsmen and state highway patrols to warn all persona in exposed areas i before the hurri- can gtruck. No word of casualties came f rom Fort .near Savannah, of Beaufort, S. C., where the storm and accompany- ing high tide struck in force. Mili- tary sources received no informa- President Commends Active ities at Newport and In- spects Torpedo Plant i By DOUGLAS NEWPORT. R, Aug. 12. VP Roosevelt Inspected a vital defense area today and paus- ed in the. shadow of the Frigate Constellation to say that the Newport training station once more would become one of the main training centers, and that work at the torpedo plant was well up to schedule. He said his'visit carried' him back to 1917 when .he was assist- ant Secretary of .the .Navy and WILLKIE ATTACKS CAMPAIGN BOOK Democratic Sales of Adver- tising- Called Violation of Federal Laws MAY ASK POST FORMILLIGAN Truman and Clark Said to .Favor Him for Assistant Attorney-General tion of damage at the big Parria, Island Marine base and announ- ced they assumed personnel had escaped unharmed. Amateur radio operators, be- fore they were forced off the air, the training gtation was turned into 'one of the Navy's biggest. thing-4s 'being done again, -'today 'in a very excellent He had 'ed' aTreflment -V6f re' step'out in a snappy review. And, earlier, he had seen work under way. on big, destructive torpedoes. The 'main, thing, he said, ,is to keep the torpedo station running at maximum capacity. Lieut. John Davis, retired, pre- sented Mr. Roosevelt a polished piece of oak timber from the Con- stellation, now 143 years old, and NOMINEE MEETS ELLIOTT ROOSEVELT COLORADO SPRINGS, A.ug, 12 Wendell L, Willkle says one of his first acts, if 'he is elected President, will be to prosecute all persons 'who bought or sold ad- vertising in ,the Democratic .Na- tional Committee's 1940 paign book. The Republican -nominee .told, a press conference late yesterday that such -advertising purchases were not only in violation of the Hatch anti-politics .law but also overstepped1 the 'Corrupt Practices Aug. 12; The Star said today; in a special dispatch from Washington that Senators Bennett Champ Clark and Harry S. Truman might join in recommending Maurice M, Mil- liga for an assistant attorney generalship. Milligan' was an un- successful opponent of Truman in last Democratic senatorial primary The paper said Truman and jk'-. did not discuss- the subject; in a meeting in Washington today but "it is believed they would 'be willing to join in such a recom- mendation." Act. A. Quayle, said six drowned at nearby Folly expressed a hope that the ship Beach when their automobile wouid be placed formally in com- plunged from, a flooded highway A Negro woman was killed by man died of a heart attack when a tree was blown down at his home. Charleston Under Water A considerable i3ection of Char- leston was under water four to six feet deep. A number of per- sons sufered minor injuries from flying debris The Atlanta weather bureau said Wilmington, N. C., Charles- ton. S. C., and Savannah, Ga., were unable to communicate their daily reports. George W. Mindling declared he was confident the force of the wind was so spent as to offer further danger to place in path, A relief official went over the debris Uttered road between Sa- vannah and Tybee Island, usually crowded beach resort, and an- nounced there apparently were: no casualties in that section. Houses were blown off their foundations, many roofs torn away, trees up- rooted and both telephone and telegraph wires downed. In Savannah, there was heavy property damage. Windows were smashed, tin torn from buildings, trees knocked mission.. Calling over his- navaf aide, Captain Daniel J. Callaghan, Mr. Roosevelt said Davis had made a very excellent request and asked that Callaghan make a note of it. Asked wnether he had caught any fish yesterday, Mr. Roosevelt said he got lots then added that he had not been fishing, officially but had prompted Secretary Knox and: Senator Walsh (D, who pulled in a few little mack- erel. Stopping first at the torpedo .plant one 'of the .world's largest -ron Goat Island, the chief execu- tive completed his inspection in a matter -of minutes, pausing, to look :at two ton-and-a-half tor- pedoes, v National Committee, said last night he was "not at all per- over Willkie's warning, and added, "his observations are covered by the premise: 'If I am elected, I will do so and I don't think he stands a chance." Meets President's Son Willkie's warning that all vio- lations of the Hatch "or Corrupt Preetices Act be relentless- ly prosecuted" came' shortly be- fore a joint press conference with former President Herbert Hoover and a wish of "good luck" from Elliott Roosevelt, the President's aon. Defense" Plaints Asked WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 Fourteen middle western senators called today upon William S; production chief of the National Defense Commission, to urge that defense factories built or with government funds be. placed in their section of the country. One of: them, Senator. Miller Arkansas, told reporters afterwards that the conference was "very satisfactory." In the group were Senators Clark and Truman of Missouri. standing army, j Norris, who'-previously had ex- pressed the; view that conscrip- .tion would lead to contended that. enactment of the compulsory v ;service bill would mean the establishment "of an army "so- large that it will stag- ger the imagination, of us all." Burke replied warmly that this was "one of the most serious misconceptions" of opponents of the bill. He gadded that present plans call only for training this fall and a like num- ber next spring, .out of the men from 21 through 30 who would be required to regis- ter. After a year's these liable to only 30 days renewal training each year, he said. '4 "Not Professional Soldiers" "Those men would not be made professional soldiers by the fact that they were-taken for a year's Burke-.asserted. "If that doesn't mean a larg-e standing1 army, I don't know what you .'Avould call Norris retorted. "It means that you are going to' train all the able-bodied men in the United States and you'll be doing it 50 years from now. what Germany did, he result of it now." measure were confusing Ameri- can opposition to "militarism" with what he said was public sup- port of a -training program. think 'that when you go down into the hearts of the peo pie of this you will no find any opposition to adequate military training so that .there Nonvay, Holland, Belgium arid Poland.'' The former President, who con- ferred with Republican Presiden- tial Nominee Wendell D. Willkle here yesterday, declared that some organization must be form- ed "if these people are to be sav- ed." He "It .is impossible to understand the administration in Wash- ington means by statements that they do not have any facts; or why they recall an ambassador because.he states a fact.'' (John Cudahy, U. S. ambassa- dor to Belgium, was called home to report to the President" after he advocated' last week that the United States feed Nazi-occupied Hoover saJd in an interview at Salt Lake City, earlier yesterday that funds which th'e occupied countries have in the United States could be used to defray costs of a relief organization. He stressed the fact that con- sent of the governments of both Greaf. Britain and Germany must be obtained before any plan could be put into operation. To Maintain Blockade LONDON, Aug. 12. Brit- ish spokesman declared today the blockade against Germany and Nazi-occupied European states would be maintained vigorously and took the position that food for non-German Euro- peans affected depended on distribution by Germany, which has an abundance of supplies.'' This statement was made as the British withheld official com- ment on former President Her- bert Hoover's request yesterday to permit the United States to, supply food to the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and Norway, pending- formal receipt of the ap- peal. Intensity of .Assault Indi- cates Hour' Mav Be at Hand BERLIN CLAIMS DEFENSE WEAKER London, However, Heavy Toll of Attackers, Breaking Up Mass Flights By The Associated Press Nazi warplanes by the hundreds -including- a 200-plane armada in a single thrust lashed with AGREEMENT MADE ON AUDITORIUM Bonding Com- pany Will Repair JTloors Ceilings y ITALIAN ADVANCE DECLARED HALTED nearly twice as many as 18. months on three round- the-clock shifts. ;.v i The station, recently -was grant- ed a appropriation :for During the press conference Willkie was advised that Mr. Roosevelt's son was in his hotel, and he picked up a telephone, The nominee promptly received an acceptance to his invitation that the President's son come up for a non-political visit and the two men 'and their wives chatted for half an hour. As the younger, Roosevelt left, expressed the hope that he would have a pleasant vaca- ,tion on his? projected :trout-fishing jaunt_ ..to' WABASH RECEIVERS TO MODIFY PLANS OF REORGANIZATION will be a reserve from which trained men can be drawn in I: wish you good Elliott responded. Sees Anbtlier Democrat Another Democrat to see Will- kie was John Jones, brother of Federal Loan Administrator Jesse Jones. John Jones, a resident of Houston, Tex., said he -would like down and power cut off for aevera hours. Hundreds of telephones were out of order and long dis tanee operators were accepting calM on the limited circuits avail- subject to delay of an houi or more. 1 Large Section Damaged The whole section of the coast from Norfolk, Va., to Jackson- ville, Fla., felt the force of the hurricane, but chief danvge seem- ed to be to communication sys- tems. Numerous small towns of in- land Georgia asd South Carolina were cut off early, today. Winds reached a velocity of 68 miles an hour and some gusts went well over 70 at Savannah. -Fire, believed to have been caused by a falling power line, broke out at the hugh naval stores but was brought under WEATHER V MISSOURI: Partly cloudy to- night and Tuesday with no ma- terial change in temperature. Columbia and vicinity: Fair tonight, partly cloudy tomorrow, no material change in tempera- ture. Highest today and tomorrow 86, lowest tonights TO. Local Weather Data Temperature at this after- noon; 90, Minimum .last night, 69. Maxirnwm yesterday, 75. Rainfall Saturday expansion .and will, be t0 talk with the Republican nom- used for anew' Vassembly. plant Jinee today. So many orders for torpedoes Elliott Roosevelt, who came by have piled up that the station lets automobile to Willkie's resort ho- Aout 'some-of vita 'work to'private tel, here just three minutes ahead industry but most of the secret of Hoover, said it was "pure co- and complicated parts still are incidence" that he and Hoover ,1. 1 n J j-J n -I -n iv af JTI Viol'pl Would Register Men for Industry As Well As Army had adjoining .suites in the hotel. Although the two were tempor- arily assigned to adjoining rooms, Hoover shortly moved to the floor above. His son, Alan, ac- companied hini. Evasion, Says Hatch Aug. 12, i Senator Hatch D.-N. M.) told the WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 Senate today that "sale" of the Annual registration of all men national committee's from ,21 through 44, to provide an bo ok would be an "eva-. index of the industrial as .well as gion Qf the principle and purpose'.' military nation, of.the Hatcll act'and an "evasion was proposed'today by, .Semuor ,a violation of the Corrupt Barkley Kentucky, conscription. NEW YORK) Aug. 12 (IP) Receivers 'Of the Wabash Rail- way Company have been author- ized by the court to modify the terms of the re-organization plan, filed early in July, following ne- gotiations with groups of secur- ity holders. The changes included' a .higher interest rate and longer term for bonds of the carrier allotted to the Reconstruction Finance1 Corp. The modifications, said A. K. Atkinson, treasurer for the receiv- ers, have resulted in assurances of active support for the plan by the R.F.C., the institutional group ot holders of underlying and divi- sional mortgage bonds and the institutional group of holders of refunding and general mortgage bonds. Such support is assured, it was added, provided pending litigation is put, aside and the plan con- summated with dispatch. time of he declared. Says Invasion Impossible Norris "contended that invasion of this country ..by .any "dictator1 nation was an impossibility at this -time and that by the time Germany, for example, could be prepared to attack the "Unitec the American navy and air force would be sufficiently powerful to prevent invasion "The only bright hope" in the world situation, was that Japan, Germany, Russia and Italy all dreamed of world domination and would -one .day fight among- them- selves. Terming talk of a German in- vasion in the near future "silly and Norris said .that Hitler had only. 22 miles of water to cross to reach England he can't get over." Senator Clark (D-Mo) broke in to say. that "this scheme (con- scription) has nothing whatever to do with the so-c-alled emer- gency, but is an old scheme for permanently grafting this system .onto the United "The whole coboodle of them have been advocating this scheme of compulsory military service since before the World Clark shouted; The 'army, he said, naturally was for it- because "it will make colonels out of cap- tains and generals out of majors" because of the proposed increase in the armed forces. Cites Washington's Views Burke replied that if Clark wanted to trace the history of conscription proposals he could go back further than the World War. WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 George Washington, he said, made The way was cleared today for cbrrjpletiqii of Moberly's new aud- itorium, the' city council, at accepted an of7 fer of pany and th Continental Casual- ty Company to make necessary repairs. The offer of the con- tractor and" bonding company met demands of. the city as to what should be done. Under the offer accepted the contractor arid bonding company agreed to lay a new floor in the main auditorium, and on both the main auditorium and basement auditorium stages. They also will replace the 'accoustic tile in both the. main auditorium and base- ment auditorium ceiling, and guarantee them to stay for one year British Forces About Vital African Port of Berbera Are Reinforced CAIRO, Egypt, Aug. 12. The Italian drive across British Somaliland toward the Gulf of Minor items of placing, a lock Plre vthfi; .of- Ber- bera, came- nalt British command reported to- night, A communique; said "In Somali- land no operations are reported and the enemy made no advance." It was indicated that the -Ital- ian columns driving, northward from Hargeisa and Oadweina across burning wastes and under harassing air attacks had stop- ped, perhaps to reorganize for at- tack on the main British forces in the hills south of Berbera. These were reported reinforced by units newly come from far flung- parts of the British Em- PREDICTS DEFENSE WILL PUT BACK TO WORK Practices act.' -Hatch contended that since ad- "We .ought to have information yertising in the books-had been on the number of.men who" are' solicited from corporations, this available for noncombatant .activ- amounted to "an .indirect, at ities, as well" as those who. might the party. for the .Corporations are prohibited by Democratic floor-leader .told re- Corrupt Practices act from porters. contributing to political parties. Hatch recalled that-a week ago PRINCESS MARTHA I he had characterized as "flagrant OF NORWAY TO IT.. 1 evasion" of the Hatch the in- prediction that the defense pro- gram would cause within a year the employment-of per- sons now: out'of work came today from the American Federation of Labor. The Federal Reserve Board said that the ranks of the unemployed had "been reduced about in, the last year. About jobless persons found work, it re- ported, but .i- new crop of youth arriving at working ag'e partially offset the reemploj'Tneiit. "The numbez'. of persons out of work is still the board said. a conscription proposal in 1783 .that "outlined, and in great de- tail, all of the principal things contained in this bill." Senator (D-Mont) in- to say that if George Washington "couldn't put it across during that it was because the people wouldn't stand for -it." Which, he said, was al the more reason for 'believing that the public didn't want i now, on a second floor dressing room, reversing- one on a first floor dressing room, and securing and fastening a bracket on the east ramp rail also will be taken care of. Should there be any defect in the sub-flooring, that also will be replaced, while in making repairs on the ceiling new tile will be used to replace any that are damaged. All work under the agreement is .to be done according to the original contract plans and fications. The contractor and bonding company are not to be responsible for any future dam- age from moisture, it was agreed. The contractor heretofore had al- leged moisture resulting from faulty planning of the building lad caused the damage. The. proposal for the settlement was submitted to city officials ast week by Rex Fowler, Des Moines, attorney for both Oickson and the Continental Cas- ualty Company. Notice of accept- ance of the offer was given Mr, Fowler by telephone today. It is believed work started, im- mediately on the repairs. MONROE ASSESSOR RACE NOT CHANGED BY OFFICIAL COUNT Arrival of the reinforcements was disclosed by British officials in denying Italian claims that Somalilaud virtually had been cut off from overseas help. Convoys laden with troops and munitions are steaming regularly through the Red Sea, the British blitzkrieg fury against England today, British balloon barriers, harbors, channel ship- ping and the great naval base at Portsmouth; An uofficial Germany tally list- ed 164 British planes destroyed in the two-day including- 71 which opened Sunday with an mtesity hinting- that the long-awaited "zero hour" may now be at hand. Only 17 Nazi planes were ported Berlin dispatches 'said record- sized fires were started at Ports- mouth, the base of the British home fleet, and that the Manston airport in Dorsetshire was left in ruins by a concentrated bombing attack. y Claim Resistance Broken The official German news ag- ency, DNB, asserted that Hitler's, air force had already begun to seize air superiority the' first- step preluding actual-land inva- sion in sother Nazi conquests and that British RAF planes were no longer "attacking Germain raid- ers. The British retorted that RAF fighters broke up a mass flight of 200 Nazi, planes and drove all but 55 back across the channel. London dispatches said tljat byy early afternoon at least 14, ly planes were shot down. The' Berlin, radio counter- that 23: RAF planes were destroyed in the 'opening phase of the day's battles. German planes were' reported i still pouring across the channel in apparently growing numbers. The raiders sniped at barrier balloons, strung in protective net- j works like mines floating in air, along the south English coast. Four of the "sky traps" were re- ported shot down over Dover, Over a Wide Area "Large scale enemy activity is taking place over a wide area in the, channel and Thames estu- the British air ministry re- ported. DNB, the official German news agency, said that- the raids in- flicted "new severe blows' and that the battle was still under way. The Nazi high command ed 20 British planes were destroy- ed in yesterday's spectacular air fights, with three others shot down by anti-aircraft fire. ty-one German planes were re- said, unchallenged by Italian nav- ported missing. The official British al forces. score was 60 German planes shot British minimized gains by Italian land forces. Married Men Not Exempted From Military Training WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 Young men who take their best girls' hands arid rush to the ;mar- riage license bureau to become husbands before Uncle Sam can draft them for military duty have called for a year's active training under terms of the Burke-Wads- worth conscription the Senate. now before terpretation of its terms. made by STOCKHOLM, Aug. 12 counsel for the Republican na- tional committee. rowrj Princess Martha of Nor- "Every .word I used, in connec- vay and her three children are tion with that he enroute to the United States told his colleagues, "I "use' today aboard an American ship at the with reference to this campaign invitation of President Roosevelt, the Norwegian legation here an- nounced today. Homes For Defense Workers WASHINGTON, Aug, 12 Fire at St. Joseph [The. United States Housing Au- ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. Aug. 12 thority announced today that -Firemen estimated at President Roosevelt had approved (MORE ENGLISH AIR LONDON, Aug. '.-12 Royal Air Force' attacks on air fields and oil plants in France, and Germany were reported tonight by the 'air ministry.: It acknowledged that three British bombers were lost in the operations. The airport on the German-oc- cupied island of Guernsey in the the damage -caused by an early loans and allocations of Channel off the French morninff fire in the heart of St. 000 to build homes for fam-1 coast was bombed again yester- Joseph's Felix street business dis- ilies Of defense workers in eight j day, the air ministry communique i. AafavMsci I trick. vital centers i Secretary of War Stimson Wheeler continued, said once that Germany land something over troops on American soil in a short time. "Any man who made that kind of a Wheeler said, fit to be Secretary of War, and his judgment should not be ac- cepted by the Senate." Vanderberg Opposed Senator Vandenberg (-R-Mich) :Said that he was unwilling, to vote to "tear. up the 150-year tradition" of voluntary recruit- ing unless it .was demonstrated that "a reasonably positive national emergency can be served and'' saved in no other; way." Vandenberg said he did not dis- count the fact' that there was "a (Continued on Page PARIS, .Mb., Aug. sibility that an error in the unof- fical counting of primary ballots, or the tallying of the 61 absentee ballots by the county court might make a difference in the closely contested race for the office of assessor between John M. Wilson, incumbent, and Creigh Dooley, runner-up, was eliminated in the official, count .No errors were found in the unofficial count and Wilson's plurality over Dooley re- mained at 78. Absentee ballots boosted Wilson's lead two addi- tional votes when he received 16, Dooley 14.' No other Monroe Coun- ty race was close. The measure contains no spe- cific exemption for married men. They will be required to register for service, just as any other male citizen from 21 through 30 years of age, if it becomes law. 39 German Claimed by British LONDON, Aug. 12 Thir- ty-nine German planes were TRUMAN PLURALITY STANDS AT ST. LOUIS, Aug. 12 With only 26 small rural precincts in 11 counties unreported from last Tuesday's primary, Senator Har- ry S. Truman has a lead of votes over Gov. Lloyd C. Stark for the Democratic senatorial nomi- nation, Complete tinofficial compila- tions, including the absentee vote n 9 counties, show for of precincts: Truman, stark, Maurice Miliigan, nine British planes were missing in today's air battles around the British coast, an air ministry communique said tonight. A force of about 70 German bombers and fighters raided the southeast coast tonight taut little damage was reported. Many bombs fell in open others into the sea. Baseball Scores NATION At LEAGUE St. Louis at Chicago; postpon- ed, rain. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, night game. Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE 010 xxx xxx At Cleveland 300 xxx xxx Newhouser, C. Smith (1st) and Sullivan; Feller and Hemsley. Homers: Trosky, lst; Bell, 1st. Chicago at St. Louis, night game. Only games scheduled. x down and 26 British craft. More than. 100 planes clashed in this mornings first sky battle, staged over the English Channel and the hills of the southeast coast. Droning through the sunrise l' haze at an altitude of the Nazi bombers and Messer- schmitt fighters were intercepted by British planes, RAF Spitfires knifed down to break up the Mes- serschmitts, which attempted to keep "flying circle' formations to protect each other. An eye-wJ mess said one Nazi plane "made a flaming torch" at it plunged into the sea. Threat to Greece New international complications developed in southeastern Europe meanwhile as authoritative Fasc- ists in Rome said "serious conse- quences" would follow the report- ed beheading of an Albanian min- ority leader by Greek border raid- ers. Italians were described as "enormously irritated." Fascists also accused supplying British warships and planes with oil from Greek bases. In the new raids over Britain today, Nazi warplanes attacked airplane factories, ports and oil depots, the German high command reported. In London, a spokesman indicat- ed in the absence of official com- ment that Britian would be averse to a proposal of former President Herbert Hoover that the United States supply food to Holland, 'Belgium, Poland and Norway. i The spokesman said that Bri- tain would vigorously maintain, its blockade against Germany and Nazi-occupied European states, and that food for non Germans in the occupied territor- ies depended on "fair distribution'" by Germany, which has an.abund- ance of supplies." Germans Claim Success The Germans said they destroy- ed 89 British planes Sunday, prac- tically smashed the Portland base, sank .nearly all the ships in Portland harbor, and sank three, and damaged four chips in a con- voy. Only 17 German planes wero lost, the Nazi command said, in (C0rmnue.a on Page

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