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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1938, Abilene, Texas WiSTJEXAl VOL, LVIII, NO. 206. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY 'AS IT ________ ABILENE, TEXAS, TRIBAY MORNING, DECEMBER 23, FOURTEEN PAGES." Prcil (Ar> IN STIFFEST LANGUAGE USED SINCE WORLD WAR- PRIOE FIVE OSNT8, U. S. Refuses To Apologize To Germany For lakes' Nazi Attack Welles Says Assaults Not To Be Malted Americans 'Don't Like Germany Or WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (AP) The United SUUs, adopting- the stiffest language used toward Germany since world war days, emphatically refused today to apologize for Secretary Ickes' recent de- nunciation of the nazi regime and warned that such attacks could neither be prevented nor-restrained. PUBLIC 'SHOCKED' Sumncr Welles, acting secretary of state, told the German charge d'affaires that recent policy in the relch had shocked American pub- lic opinion more profoundly than anything In many decades and that Indignation as expressed by Ickes at. Cleveland last Sunday repre- sented the feeling W Ihe over- whelming rnajorlly of. the people of this country. warnlns v.'as delivered In point blank refusal to accept inany's protest against Ickes1 speech. The protest was delivered verbally yesterday by the' charge d'affaires, Dr. aHns Thomsen, who requested an official expression ol regret. (Icfces had declared ihit Ger- many's persecution of Jews carried that nation back to a "period of history when man was unlettered, benighted and BERLIN, Dec. (AP) The nazl government Umlcb.t Iffiveljr studied (he United Stales rejection of Berlln'i de- mand for an official apology for Secretary of Interior Ickes1 speech last Sunday. One official said Ihe incident "evidently- has become a Krloiu It was Indicated of- ficial statement forth- romlnf tomofroiTifler the for- j eltn office had 'studied fuel of lit .United States answer. About the tiros of the. Welles pro- nouncement, Senator Pittman
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