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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 23, 1940, Abilene, Texas A in Ailette reporter a without or with offence to friends or foes we sketch your world exactly As 11 goes. Byron. Vol. La no. 7. Associated Presa a Abilene Texas sunday morning june 23, 1940 thirty pages in three sections. United pro a up Price five cent Churchill Calls for French to fight huge naval Bill passed by Congress by the associated press Washington june 22�? apr a $4,000,000,000 War ship construction program to Nake the american Navy the greatest assemblage of sea Power the world has Ever it Nown was voted by the House today after scarcely two hours debate. The Swift action together with filial congressional approval of la 000,000.000 tax defense Bill and a $1,768.913.90s emergency appropriation for the army and Navy shared attention at the Capitol with reports of Strong opposition within the Senate naval committee to confirmation of colonel Frank Knox nomination to be Secretary of the Navy. The naval Committer noted at a rinsed session to ask Knox to appear before it for questioning on his views toward United states policy and the War. One member who said he favored approval of the nomination told reporters that an informal poll indicated that if a vote were taken today the nomination would he reacted la to s. Whether or not the committee approves the nomination this member said May depend on Knox s statement of his attitude toward possible United states intervention in the european War. Kimber Sec ret the Navy expansion Bill swept through the House with a chorus. Of Quot ayes on a voice vote the exact number of new ships proposed in it is a military secret the measure cloaking this by providing Only. For 385,000 tons of battleships. 200.000 tons of aircraft carriers 420 too tons of cruisers 250.000 tons of and 70,000 tons of submarines. There have been unofficial estimates however that completion of the program together with other naval construction already authorized would give the United states a Fleet of 618 warships capable of meeting simultaneous threats in the Atlantic and Pacific. This Fleet would be comprised of 26 battleships. 14 air plane carriers. 70 cruisers 338 destroyers and 170 submarines. This compares with the existing Navy of 15 battleships five air plane carriers 35 cruisers. 218 destroyers and 95 submarines. In addition to heavy combat ships. The Bill also would authorize acquisition of 15.000 air planes construction of $25,000,000 of Small Harbor defense Craft and 100.000 tons of auxiliary vessels new i the ship informed sources said the latter would include a new. Fast Type of ship capable of carrying completely equipped detachments of marines including their tanks and artillery the Bill also stipulates that no ship boat or vessel in the Navy or being built now or hereafter could be sold or otherwise disposed of or be chartered or scrapped without the consent of Congress. To ask Moke chairman Vinson to of of the naval committee said it was designed to prevent such transactions As the recently disclosed Transfer of 20 torpedo boats to Britain and the reported but unconfirmed Sale of 18 destroyers. Vinson said that As soon a tile Bill became Law the Navy would ask Congress for a supplemental appropriation of $175,000,000 to get it. Under Way. He also told the House that Navy officials hoped to develop and bring Back to life the shipbuilding Industry of till Pacific coast from Tacoma. Wash., to san Diego. Calif. _ events to come in West Texas Snyder annual gaited and Fine harness horse show will be held at the Diamond m ranch. To Miles Southwest of Here. June 30 Rule chamber of Commerce banquet honouring Jay b Pumphrey or of old glory night of june 24. Slaton South a Plains Roundup and Rodeo. June 28 and 29 Snyder third annual 4-h club rally Day program. June 26 of cos Elf ent h annual Rodeo. July 3 and 4. Coleman annual Rodeo and Roundup jury 10-13. Blackwell a mid summer Hereford Sale at White hat ranch july 15. Stamford a eleventh annual Texas Cowboy reunion and Rodeo july 2-4. Midlands delegates from t7 Range states to gather for National Range tour june 24. Baby Parade goes double Uley two by . The babies arrived at Hendrick memorial Hospital last week three pairs of twins in four Days. Thirty six hours old when they posed for their picture in their Mother s arms inset Are Derrel Jean left and Earl Dean sons of or. And mrs. H. L. Hicks 1012 Pecan they were Horn at 3 30 a. In. Thursday june 20. Derrel weighed 5 pounds 4 ounces a i. 4 pounds. Is ounces. Their 15-months-old brother Donald Ray is very proud of them. Left to right below Are Ronnie Drue. 6 pounds. I ounces and Onnic sue 6 pounds. 7 ounces son and daughter of or. And mrs. A. E. Sedberry 2118 Pine. They were Horn last monday. Harry Gene. 4 pounds and Larry Joe. 5 pounds 3 ounces sons Horn tuesday to or. And mrs. Joe Carl Myers. Plaza hotel. Their dad is former drum major of the Abilene High school hand. The attending nurse is june Hippo i reporter news staff photos. It s Thot time in Texas Here s How to get your mind off the War eat Watermelon by Howard c. Marshall au8tin. June 22 a it s Watermelon time in Texas if you re look i ing around for a Way to get your mind off the War soon it will be Watermelon time for the rest of the noun try too and the word goes out from the Capitol that nothing can touch this year melons to divert a War jittery nation commissioner of agriculture j. E. Mcdonald says so. Watermelons he says a will divert jittery minds Quot especially this season because the melons will be sweeter Juicer and bigger than Ever. From the Rio Grande to South Central Texas the Harvester Are Gath ---�?., ering the luscious edible picking always begins in the lower Rio Grande Valley move to the preparedness week will be observed Here Appeal goes Over head of Petain govt London june 23.�? sunday map a prime minister Winston Churchill expressing British a grief and amazement at Frances acceptance of German armistice terms appealed today to All frenchmen wherever they May be to Aid the British fight against Germany As the Only Hope of Frances eventual restoration to Liberty. Declaring that the British government could not feel that a free Independent and constitutional French government could have submitted to the Oerman armistice Churchill appealed to frenchmen Over the Heads of the Petain government Quot to Aid to the utmost of their strength the forces of liberation which Are enormous and which faithfully and resolutely used will assuredly despite the action of the Bordeaux government he said. A victorious Britain wil1 a cherish the cause of the French and pointed out to them that a British Vuk tort was Quot the Only possible Hope for the restoration of France and the Freedom of its the prime minister s statement. As read Over the British broadcast London. June 23�? sunday a eng facilities follows. A general de Gaulle former As Quot his majesty # government has Distant to Paul Reynaud resigned heard with grief and amazement French Premier said in a broadcast that the term dict ted by the j French Over British broadcasting germans have been accepted by the corporation today that the effect French government at Bordeaux. 0f he conditions dictated by Ger a they can not feel that such or Many would be that Quot French land Winston hire Hill English prime minister Early today called on All frenchmen to help Britain continue the War against Hitler ism. Italian terms to be signed before peace by the associated press British prime minister Winston Churchill made a flaming Appeal today to frenchmen everywhere to fight on Britain a Side against Germany despite French capitulation last night to a German armistice which he said no free and Independent French government could have accepted. Frankly going Over the Heads of the Bordeaux government Churchill said that the German terms if accepted by All frenchmen would Force the French to work against their allies would use the soil of France As a Means of attacking Britain and would turn the French Navy and Empire Over to Germany. Despite All this he declared Britain will a cherish the cause of the French people a and a British Victory is France s Only Hope for restoration and Freedom. Actually the terms of the grim a document which wet eyed French plenipotentiaries signed last night former French official tells armistice effect Trade program planned by cd plans for a concerted retail Trade development program to become a permanent major Endeavor of the Abilene chamber of Commerce were announced saturday by j. L. Rhoades and will Minter chairman and vice chairman respectively of the chamber s retail Trade committee first step in that direction will be a series of meeting beginning monday of merchants in 20 retail classifications who Are affiliated with the chamber of Commerce Allied meetings separate meetings will be held for representatives of stores in each Allied group such As jewellers men s clothiers druggists Etc. In these meetings Rhoades explained problems of each related group will be discussed suggestions sumption diverges infinitely a Ter. Will be made for fumigating sales How to eat it and one representative will be Nam j which suggests the question of de to the Chambers retail commit-1 How to eat a Watermelon. This to preparedness week a preparedness for any War in which the United states May be involved and a time to impress upon our Seh few that we Are actually not now in any War preparedness also for the immediate problems that lie ahead of the people of Abilene and this Section of Texas. While everyone ponders the Solu gradually spreads it in Carload Loi s three weeks a of melons began coming in from Raymondville and a week ago from plea Anion near i san Antonio. From the latter Carload lots Are now moving the a t Texas crop i due about july i. And. A East texans a you Ain t seen nothing until we Nacogdoches in Hast Tex a is planning a Gigantic festival for july 4 to give the Watermelon due tribute Weatherford in North Texas famed for its Fine melons will begin marketing about july 4 Mcdonald says. August. September and october will Nee production from the Lubbock and Plainview sections of the West Texas Plains. Texas line of Watermelon production moves North East and West with the season but the line of Rouse a and air forces would be completely demobilized arms surrendered and the territory of France completely occupied. The English translation of the broadcast issued by the ministry of information stated general de Gaulle declared Quot France has undertaken not to Lay Down her arms except in agreement with her alter. He Long As these allies continue the War her government has not the right to surrender to the Quot a bad military system faults i Sider that the Best Way to prepare with the a Prova of the Bordeaux committed in the Fondue of of similar terms could have been submitted to by any French government which possessed Freedom. Independence and constitutional authority. At dictators mercy Quot such terms if accepted by All frenchmen would place not Only France but the French Empire entirely at the mercy and in the Power of the German and italian dictators. Quot not Only would the French people be held Down and forced to area just South of san Antonio and tion of problems that lie ahead for work against their allies not and North. The United states it is Well to con j would the soil of France be used tee. The retail committee with 2� members from each business classification will in turn Convene immediately to formulate a comprehensive program of Abilene retail sales development for the last six months of 194�. Quot from All this will emanate a vigorous cooperative retail Trade expansion program that should prove beneficial to Rhoades pointed out. Quot instead of one or two stores in town undertaking a sales promotion on a Given Day a few others doing it next week we Hope i the rules differ with time place i and person. A Fork is Standard equipment in j the More elite instances their fists maybe aided by pocket knives it with six Inch Blades would serve in others. Sometime melons Are net Cut at All in the absence of knife they Are dropped on the ground or smashed with a Stone if its a Texas Watermelon eaten j with Fork or pocket knife or fingers 1 if the setting be a restaurant an open vegetable and fruit Market in _ _ la City a tidy Little Roadside pm Auto be Able to plan big sales event a Ament with neatly painted table in which All businesses of one and chairs or the Shade of a tree by j classification will participate or j ill8hway or in cot Winfield if it s even make some citywide affairs Texas Watermelon the Gen in this Way they will be of such effect i the same Yum Yum magnitude As to bring out great numbers of our own shoppers As Well As Many from our adjacent Trade area. Merchandising problems Quot another important purpose i forming this retail Trade and having these group meetings is to bring out and discuss at length merchandising problems of stores it of related classifications. And after the committee of 20 is set up any store or any classification of businesses can at any time Call upon it for assistance or advice in solving its problems a he said. Rhodes has sent letters to several score establishments affiliated with the chamber of Commerce outlining the plan and giving schedule of groups meetings. He anxiously urged to meet those problems is to go about their solution calmly. And. While doing that Stop and think in How Many ways people hereabouts May prepare for other thing. Keep Cool head and accomplish i. Normal living and ?. The individual part of each person in the nation s great drive to prepare itself for any eventuality created by the speedy dizzying victories of Hitler s legions in . It can work this Way or and mrs Smith Stop talking War and substitute As the conservation Al piece de resistance the House plans they have been yearning Over i since september. First thing the neighbors know they read in the newspaper that the Smiths Are building the Jones family almost at the Point of distraction because the j table topic has been War and rumours of War for months decide at j sunday breakfast to go to Church for a change. They return Home happier than they be been in a Long time. Mrs Sims a it ays that if the women in England can get new Perman a eats Shes fudging slightly there on j thus no War talk business Shes going to get Beautiful too just to cheer up pal husband. And be s so Sui prised he decides a new automobile would be Good tonic for the whole family then they reach the conclusion that Europe is a Long Way off that America could be a lot Wor off. Pack their bags and Start off . The defeatist spirit of the government during the e recent government As the Means of attacking their allies but the whole resources of the French Empire and combats made us lose the Battle the French Navy would speedily of prance a he said by added pass into the hand of the Adver Quot there remain to us a vast eolian for the fulfilment of his Pur Pirp an intact Fleet much pose Quot his majesty s government Irma a believe that whatever happens the Wil be Able to Carn on the War wherever it a be on the seas in the air and unon land to a successful conclusion. Quot when great Britain is victorious. She will in spite of the action of the Bordeaux government cherish the cause of the French people. And a British Victory is the Only possible Hope for the restoration of France and the Freedom of its people. For Freedom Quot Brave men from other countries overrun by nazi invasion Are steadfastly in the ranks of Freedom a accordingly his majesty government rails upon All frenchmen outside the Noser of the enemy to Aid them in their task and the Rev Render its accomplishment More sure and More Swift. Quot they Appeal to All frenchmen wherever they May be to Ald to the utmost of their strength the forces of liberation which Are j enormous and which faithfully and Tab lately used. Will assuredly prevail see army Pilot makes r off be prep ared pm. 12. C of. 4 forced Landing in Quot there remain to us allies whose resources Are immense and who dominate the seas. There remain to us the Gigantic possibilities of american Indus Tov. A Honor common sense the interest of the country demand that ail free frenchmen should continue to fight wherever Thev Are and by whatever Means they general de Gaulle said he undertook the National task Quot Here in England Quot of grouping together where possible the Quot great possible French Force Quot everything which can be gathered together in military units and in mean to produce armaments should be organized wherever there arc such he Aid he said he invited the Leader. The soldiers the Sailor the airmen of the French Force to get in touch with him. He invited All French people Quot who wish to remain free Quot to listen to him and to follow him. And concluded Quot Long live France free in Honor and Independence Quot irrigation project Washington june 22 a it a representative West a Texi said today president Roosevelt wrote to him that is too too would be provided in next year s budget estimates to Start construction of a $54,000,000 irrigation and flood control program on the Rio Grande. In the gloomy Depths of comping be Forest were not disclosed. The French government described them at Quot hard but honorable Quot i hat if they had not been honorable France would have rejected them. Actual fighting in the once Lovely cities and Countryside of France continued on it weary course and will not cease until six hours after the French have concluded an armistice with Italy. Germany s so newly belligerent ally. The French delegates flew to Italy to has in this consummation. A soldiers peace the French government declared that the fighting was not in vain. As it had enabled France to hold out for a Quot Soldier s peace with Germany. Marshal Henry Philippe Petain. The Premier who requested that peace got a vote of Confidence from the French Senate. Frances ally great Britain gave proof of her determination to fight on alone and unconquered by announcing heavy Aerial attacks on Germany a great Krupp armament works at Essen and on air plane factories and storage plants at Bremen. Kassel. Rothenburg and Gottinger. Only when ii Duce. Too. Has been satisfied will there be an end to the deadly struggle which in a Little More than a month a put half of France and substantial All of her Rich Industry in German hands at a Cost of untold casualties on both sides. Italy took a More Active part in the War yesterday by sending four wave of bombing planes against the British naval base at Alexandria. Egypt and also bombing Jib uti. French Somaliland damage was described As slight. Humiliation both French and British flee units fought Back. The French humiliation before the Power of Adolf Hitler a sealed in the same old comping be Woods where Germany the la or then yielded to France marshal Forh on nov. In 1918 the historic moment of this new armistice was put at 6 50 p. In. 10 50 see armistic e. Pm i. Of. 3 nazis halted at Rhone fortress Stop and think Field near Dudley the weather All that slashes is not Moonshine Birmingham via., Lune 22 a i indignant Hama Bootlegger searched for he Georgia Moonshiner who Short measured him on 4� 5-gallon ran of purported Georgia Moonshine whisky. Federal alcohol tax unit director Joe Boltin mid the Bootlegger complained to Federal agents that he paid $250 for the whisky after being allowed to make the Quot taste test Quot of thrusting a Finger into each that All respond with representative ran and m.rnp1 a of pm nut its at the conferences i ller the he Here is the schedule monday 9 a in ladies ready to Wear to. Department stores la mens clothiers 2 30. Building in i see Trade. Pm. It col. I found that the Moonshiner had soldered a pint Container inside the Mouth of each 5-gallon can and filled it with whisky. The remainder of the ran was filled with i Creek water. At a time of tremendous naval expansion it is vital that its management shall be wholly non political. The president has asked me to serve As Secretary of the Navy on that basis and on that basis i have accepted. I firmly believe that in a time of danger to our country each of us do what Ever we can to meet that danger. As Good citizens we must serve in whatever capacity we Are asked to i rank Knox Republican on being appointed Secretary of the Navy by president Roosevelt. For. Brethren be have been colled unto Liberty Only use not Liberty for an occasion to the flesh but by love serve one another. For All the Law is fulfilled in one word. Even in this thou Shalt love thy neighbor As thyself. But if be bite and devour one another take heed that be be not consumed one of another. Galatians s 13-ls. It a p Gordon of the army air i corps was afoot last night. In route Home to Randolph held j yesterday afternoon he engine to Gordons plane a Bt-9, died As he tried to make a forced Landing in a cultivated Field the ships undercarriage struck a wire Fence and the plane ground looped Quot it did t Hurt me a bit a he said. But the plane is pretty Well washed up the crash made so much noise i had an audience in a few minutes that would have done Justice to a three ring circus. Gordon spent the night in Abilene last night. Today he is expecting a plane from Randolph Field to carry him Back. a a a. Envoy improved Florence. Italy june 32.�? a Myron c. Taylor. President Roo Evelt s personal representative to the Vatican continued in a serious condition Here tonight. A Bitoni and in Hal Putty Cloud munds Sud monday West tzix.%9i parti rugs us it la Roadt kind with Bour god atm munds parti Lowd Lulb thunderstorm a oath port Hui warmer Wrath a Irlow Sunder i x a tix is parti it oud Nadir and or in a it for re a Mouth ulna on the Matt. A to i Xii i parti flood Lori it it cd Sanda Villi afr Oroon and nor Ilij a How or and la under or a. Mood Pard Cloud with la under Tomtz ral in Treloa. Onorr a a and North portion monday. Oki Hom fiercer let fair hit and a and mood Noti Ruhaut rur Elfr in pan hand Moa dirt Terr Trier. And Riff rms rail it test of mph it i a i has n 7i to -73 -73 -7? -71 a 7.1 id -7 s sri it St ass Ulsher hoi k . Sat t it. It miss a in is so so who h7 Wiss Siss St 70 77 id iou Sitaid-71. P or,.,1 a fora s4 7 3 Sfa net a Trad it. A ssi a no it Fonda Midnight troll a wee Tun Date or nil mar by the associated pre Geneva. June 22�?the German gained a few Mountain Miles tonight in their Effort to join forces with i the italian Alpine armies but the i tri color of France still flew Over fort l Recluse the Quot Gibraltar of the Rhone a the town of Belgrade near the fort a captured by the germans lost and then regained Between Dawn and dusk. Bitter fighting continued in this Section without respite. The Forest is five mile Northeast of the town commit Vamg the in j trance to the wide Valley Between the lower Jura and Alps Large German forces stormed the it fort this morning but were thrown j Back. Two tanks which reached the top of the Hill found the Roadway blasted away in front of the fort with s 900-fool drop into the Rhone Gorge before them. South of Lyon. German motorized column have made Little Progress French sources said the germans apparently Are awaiting reinforce i ments from Dijon other and unofficial reports said the French have reorganized their Force and closed their rank across the Saone Valley. The italians seem to be awaiting a further German Advance before trying to join hands with their Axis allies across the Alps. They May have to wait quite a while for la Eclus and other positions along the Border Are manned in part by French foreign legionnaires. Fugitive Allied soldiers crossing into Switzerland include French polish belgian. English and scottish. First session with italians slated monday London. June 23�? sunday a pi�?1the French peace negotiations i Are expected to have their first meeting with the italians monday Exchange news a British Agency i reported from Bordeaux Early today. Official circles in Bordeaux were said to believe it would take two or three Day to reach settlement. It was said also that French authorities expected Germany to influence a reduction in Italy s claim a Alt France. The French government proposes i to stay in Bordeaux the news Agency said and would not return to Paris unless the nazi captured capital was a free City and Quot not controlled by 1 German bayonets place and time remains secret Rome. June 22 a the place and time of armistice negotiations Between italian representatives and i the French emissaries flown Here i today from comping be Forest was a secret tonight in Rome pending official announcement. Italian first Learned that the French had signed the terms of i German armistice in a special German radio announcement tile German broadcast said the i terms could not yet be disclosed. A later italian radio announcement said the terms probably would fall into three groups 1�?German occupation of France n English Channel ports until the War with England is ended. 2�?military measure to assure i that the French will not Aid Britain. I 3 economic measures to assure that the French will not Aid Britain. 4�?economic measure in preparation for peace in which reparations will be mad to Germany for Quot the wrong she suffered at the end of j the world War. Condition unchanged for traffic victim the condition of mrs. J. F Randolph. 83. Who was critically injured Friday night when struck by an automobile remained unchanged last night j Clinton Ward 26. A local bus Driver was charged with driving while intoxicated in Justice court saturday morning in connection with the Accident in which mrs. Randolph was Hurt. Examining trial for Ward was set for september 2, the Day the next term of the 42d District court will Convene. His Bood was set at $1,000 by Justice of the peace thro Ash. Co atty. Asco Walter said that should mrs Randolph die the charge against Ward would be changed to murder we thou malice. The traffic victim failed to rest saturday according to attendants at the Hospital however she remained conscious most of the time. Your friends read the lost Quot ads reporter new Reader who find strayed pet or personal valuable Are usually eager to be them returned to the owner. The reporter news Reader who found or. Marvin Scott a bulldog called him immediately after seeing or. Scott s lost and. Mot a brow ii Hullon Tipp it mated a a invoke Quot child pet. 1749 North 7th want and Are accepted up to 6 36 p. M. For the next morning editions ail 7271 to a tart your so

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