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Athens Sunday Messenger (Newspaper) - June 23, 1940, Athens, Ohio Propaganda strongly Colora Mott sews Story releases and pictures from the of a zone. She a jutting messenger r Eather sunday Cloudy and of Armer followed by thundershowers in afternoon or at night a 9. Weather Bureau report vol. Xxxv no. 184 Athens Ohio sunday june 23, 1940 Thi associated for Fra Hye cent France signs peace dictated it Hitler f if. If. If. If if. If. If votes four billion Dollar increase Iii Viny funds gop chiefs act to bring out voters Philadelphia a. Apr a sweeping Rule denying any p Delegate representation in future a Republican National conventions to congressional districts that not poll at least 1.000 votes for the party ticket was adopted saturday by the Republican National committee. The Rule. Subject to approval by the convention starting monday was proposed by former sen. Daniel o. Hastings committeeman for Delaware who told reporters it would take about 75 delegates away from Southern states unless they become increasingly Active to get out the Republican vote. Other committeemen said it would a clean up Quot a situation in the South by making it impossible to buy up under existing rules each congressional District is allowed one Delegate regardless of the vote polled by the Republican ticket in prior elections and an additional Delegate if the party polls 10,000 votes in the District. The amended Rule would require a District to poll 1,000 votes in order to get the ii rat Delegate. Hastings said the amendment had been under consideration for years but leaders had been unable to get a it he party sufficiently interested to put it Over. He said it would effect most seriously states like Mississippi South Carolina and others of the a deep South Quot but probably would have Little effect on Virginia and Tennessee. In spite of internal arguments the platform committee headed toward a policy declaration of peace and hemispheric defense As rapidly shifting Delegate sentiment veiled the candidate Outlook. 7 Willkie gains the vast number of uninstructed delegates in whose hands will rest the nomination flipped first from one candidate to another. From Many quarters came reports of a rising Willkie strength among delegations that earlier had been considered nailed Down for Dewey or Taft. Some delegates reported Loo there had been shifts to Taft since Friday. But men of Long experience in a a Matching delegates said the convention was still wide open to the nomination of any candidate in spite of the apparent leadership of i aft Ana Dewey the potential dark horse strength of Vandenberg and the phenomenal leap of Willkie into the limelight. Another potential candidate stood outside the convention ring but with plenty of men in Philadelphia. Old time workers for Herbert Hoover were Busy talking with delegates but All refused to discuss his chances for sweeping the convention off its feet in his tuesday speech. Foreign affairs dominated the platform discussions. After circling the whole realm of foreign policy in a Long study late Friday the sub committee of which Alf m. Landon is chairman deferred any decision awaiting full disclosure of the German peace terms to France. Expansion of airmail pickup service favored Washington amp it a continuation and expansion of the airmail pickup service that has operated in Ohio West Virginia and Pennsylvania has received the endorsement of the House of representatives. The House unanimously passed a Bill to permit the civil aeronautics authority to Grant a License it for non Stop service. A Caa exam Viner had held the pickup service was experimental and could not be continued without congressional authorization. Await torpedo from nazi sub thunderstorms forecast for first of this week Columbus a weekly weather Outlook for the week begin Ning monday. Ohio Valley local showers and thunderstorms first and Middle of week generally fair latter part moderately warm weather will prevail the first half and cooler the latter half of the week. Landing Field prepared by German in Ecuador Guayaquil Ecuador a a the correspondent of Al telegrams in Rio Bamba reported today that immigration authorities had Dis covered that a German citizen had prepared a Landing Field for planes on a ranch near Chambo and was ordered to leave Ecuador within ten Days. % senator Glass weds Washington put a senator Carter Glass age 82 of Virginia and mrs. Mary Scott Meade age 50 of Amherst va., were married at Liberst saturday afternoon. ? american women and children and a few men to handle the oars were photographed As they sat in a Lifeboat Hung Over Side of u. S. Liner Washington stopped by a German submarine. Boats were loaded when a boat threatened to torpedo the Washington but later gave it go ahead signal. The Washington arrived in new York Friday with 1,786 passengers most of them american citizens fleeing from the european War zone. A Senate committee will quiz Knox on his anti War views Washington apr the Senate naval affairs committee voted unanimously saturday to summon col. Frank Knox president Roosevelt a new Navy Secretary designate to learn his views on the question of keeping the United states out of War. Chairman Walsh d., mass said Knox would be asked to testify before the committee in a Public hearing probably july i. Walsh said the committee determined without dissent to postpone action until after Republic Quot can members had returned from pressed disapproval of the pres their National convention open dents Callon a a we report 0a&Quot ing in Philadelphia monday. All committee members have been receiving telegrams both protesting and commending the appointment of Knox and of Henry i. Stimson also a Republican As Secretary of War Walsh said. The military committee decided Friday to hold hearings on the naming of Stimson to be Secretary of War. Stimson also will be called to testify. The Stimson and Knox appointments were discussed by vice president Garner and postmaster general Farley friends said in a Long conference Friday. Both men sex purge of reds and nazis on spa planned new York up a communist and a nazi bund members will be purged from the spa Roll Here before july i Lieut. Col. Brehon somervell local spa administrator announced saturday. He said the purge would be started monday on official instructions received today from Washington. Somervell appealed to a responsible citizens to expose communist and nazi spa workers and said that he would not be a surprised Quot if 1,000 communist and bund members were found among the 101.000 persons on Relief work in new York City. He added that he himself would be the Quot sole judge of who was or was not a member of an organization engaged in subversive activities. Henceforth he said All spa workers would be required to swear to their american citizenship and allegiance. Ner with considerable vehemence. Garner disagrees the vice president likewise was represented in authoritative Senate circles As disagreeing sharply with the administrations handling of foreign affairs. The combination of foreign affairs and the Stimson Knox nominations plunged the Senate into a Stormy debate marked by a demand that or Roosevelt resign lest his policies bring the House too heard Wordy exchanges among them inquiries whether Harry Wooding the resigned Secretary of War had been the furore prompted president Roosevelt at Hyde Park n. Y., to remark that there were some people who think in terms of patriotic motives and some who think with partisan motives. The demand for president Roosevelt a resignation came from senator Nyer an who told the Senate that it a seemed certain Quot the president had promised military assistance to France. When the a terrible moment to Honor that pledge arrived he asserted the chief executive was tunable to in the free for All course of the Days debate the chamber heard senator Pepper a Fla advocate turning Over part of the u. S. Fleet to a crush there also was a vehement speech by senator Walsh a Mas who said he would a walk out of this chamber put my resignation on the desk rather than vote for entry into a european War. Steps on Nail Dies Cincinnati he a Jack hobble age 8, of Midland Clinton county died in a Cincinnati Hospital saturday of tetanus infection which developed after he stepped on a Rusty Nail. Apples recommended As remedy for Gold Cleveland up a consumption of too much starchy food May Start you reaching for your handkerchief or. Paul Hanna of St. Joseph mich., told the american Institute of homeopathy saturday. Citrus fruits also May cause colds he said explaining a the reason for these colds appears to he that excessive citric acid upsets the body metabolism. And a Good remedy for this is apples a fruit that abounds in malic proposal for pan american Parley o.k.�?TWashington up a Secretary Hull announced saturday that All of the 20 other american republics had replied favourably in principle to the United states proposal for a special pan american conference on problems growing out of the european War. The Secretary of state said that details had yet to be worked out but that the conference would be conducted As Early As practicable. United states government officials Hull declared were in the final stage of preparing an inter american Trade agreement proposal designed to protect the Export business of this continent. He added however that this would not necessarily come before the pan american meeting. Although the location and Date have not been announced it has been assumed that the conference will be held at Havana about july 15. Steel production up Cleveland it it a despite lifting of pressure for shipments to France steel production climbed two Points last week to 88 per cent of capacity the Magazine steel reported today. Appropriation measures Are sent to for Washington map Congress approved a billion Dollar tax Bill and a $1,768,913,-908 defense appropriation measure late saturday while a few hours later the House authorized a $4,000,000,000 expansion to double the present strength of the Navy Clearing the Way for a week s recess before the Midnight deadline set by leaders. The House without a dissenting vote authorized construction of 200 additional warships of All categories including a new Type of Long Range cruisers All Hunt out aliens Washington a Chi a Congreve late saturday completed action on a Hill to require the Regin traction and fingerprinting of alien. To be completed within the next seven years giving the United states what experts called the mightiest Fleet in history. A sea Force that will guarantee Complete Freedom of action in both the Atlantic and Pacific. The measure now goes to the Senate. The purpose of this High Speed action was two fold to allow an interlude for the Republican National convention beginning monday at Philadelphia and to get vital appropriation measures enacted into Law Well before the new fiscal year starts on july i. In addition to giving Quick approval to Senate House compromises on the tax and defense Bills the two branches of Congress accepted and sent along to the White House a Compromise $1,157,711,357 Relief appropriation Bill. Levies Are numerous As finally passed the defense tax Bill was shorn of a Senate approved proposal for a War profile Levy. It carries provisions to increase the National debt limit from $45,000,-000,000 to $49,000,000,000 Lowers personal income tax exemptions increases Hie dumber of individual tax payers by an estimated 2,000,000 and imposes increased taxes on theater tickets Cigar ets whiskey gasoline and numerous i other products. The income tax changes will cover 1940 incomes payable on March 15, 1941. The excise increases become effective immediately the president signs the legislation j the $1,768,913,908 emergency defense appropriation was the latest of president Roosevelt a recommended defense expenditures. The bulk of the fund will be used for army air planes tanks guns and other munitions but part will go for Navy needs including a Start on construction of 68 new fighting ships. Passage of the emergency defense Bill Brough the total of defense appropriation measures approved up to now to $5,377,552,058. In addition numerous items intended for defense purposes appeared in other routine Supply Bills. Other work ahead the Senate completed congressional action and sent to the White House during the Day legislation to provide $1,023,282,690 for the labor department and Federal Security Agency during the coming fiscal year. Originally the democratic leaders of Congress had aspired to a final adjournment of Congress saturday night but opposition from both Republican and democratic quarters ended this Hope and the recess device was agreed upon. Congress has a substantial bark log of business upon which to work when the recesses for the re pub bean and the democratic convention in july Are out of the Way. Chairman Harrison Ltd miss it of the Senate finance committee has predicted that general tax revision proposals will he looked into. Amendments to the Wagner labor relations act and the wage hour Law Are pending. And developments at Home and abroad May give Rise to still More National tense legislation. Armistice is conditioned on capitulation to Italy nazis predict a new age by associated pres France made a final surrender to victorious Germany last night saturday signing in the Forest of comping be a peace based upon the Broad dictate Laid Down by Adolf Hitler i Elj Luj it was an armistice still conditioned however on a second capitulation to Italy my i ii a in a conflict that was a War no longer Man War. Reich by it was an agreement that will bring i after the French have made their of runs with Premier Musso out a Quot ton lint. Six hours after the notice of Thlu j second armistice have been received by the nazi High command the i guns will cease to speak. In the same old railway car in the comping be Forest where the Kaiser a delegation bowed in defeat to marshal Ferdinand Foeh on nov. La 1918, two ranking Genet als at 6 50 p. In 11 50 a. In. Est put pens to the French surrender of 1940. The weary French delegation took a plane almost immediately real armistice Only done to the Ger Force in the last the fuehrer was not present at saturday s session. General Keitel spoke briefly in tribute to the Frere to dead and asked All of the negotiators to Rise in respect for those who had fallen. Then in marshal Foeh s old fashioned ear the pens were put to paper. Predict new Europe while the Berlin press took a very reserved tone toward events in the Forest of comping be prop Goebbels news a Michigan Breeze blows through the hair of Wendell i. Willkie Republican presidential aspirant speaking Al Bay City in the Home state of senator Vandenberg birth state of Thomas Dewey two other Republican hopefuls. Willkie sure hell be named by republicans Philadelphia Wendell Willkie came to the Republican National convention City saturday confidently predicting he will win his party a nomination for president. In a jocular vein i he Indiana declared i Headquarters a Are under my Willkie made Light of reports Herp is a Dewey Taft Block organized to Stop him. He said he will take no part in a Stop anybody movements. A i done to think any candidate will control the individual delegates a he said. A fall of the candidates Are of the finest character and i done to think they Are entering into any deals. A i feel sure ill win i he nomination and i done to think the balloting will go very Long. Under no circumstances would i accept the position of vice president. The republicans have an excellent a very unusual Chance of electing the next president and it is getting better All the mob attacks sect members Steubenville up new woes beset Jehovah a witnesses a religious sect saturday. Fifteen Young men and women members carrying on a Campaign to obtain use of the Ohio state Fairgrounds at Columbus for a july convention were stoned at nearby Mingo Junction last night by a crowd incensed by the groups refusal to Salute the american Flag. Sheriffs deputies rescued the group after it sought Refuge from the assault in the Mingo Junction City Hall. Village police sought the Aid of Jefferson county authorities As the crowd grew larger and seemed intent upon forcing the sect members to kiss the Flag. Crash kills four Seymour four persons were killed in a head on automobile crash near Here a Alurdas. For an undisclosed City in Italy to. U minister begin their conversations with Rani Tiff Kava a an los kit t. In a status which the nazis be this French surrender at an old and bitterly remembered scene of German defeat la railway ear in the Forest was signed by a. Gen. In the Heve France must occupy a new a a a amp Leone a the paper said Quot was the end of an entire order of Wilhelm Keitel for Germany and the a economic and sociological sys by ten. Charles Huntziger lot to Frond Republic. 1,1 be a after this War France will it a reported Friday night make lie first Stet into a new age that Hitler would take the famous which the Young authoritarian ear bark to Berlin. A picture of the states or Europe have Long since ear appear in Section 2, today taken. The responsible men of Frame ought to think about that just what France had agreed to at the end of a Short and bloody struggle which in 43 Days left half her country in German hands was not disclosed pending the italian negotiations. But when Hitler took his dictate itself to them Friday he stated in a pre i great Amble to his detailed terms three Broad conditions thai must be my. France was to agree to halt any form of resistance. When they have to present guaranties to a victorious the French delegation had struggled with their problem for More than 27 hours and in Bordeaux the French Cabinet had held in readiness decision. For the last France s ally great Britain gave proof of her determination to fight alone and unconquered by announcing heavy Aerial attacks on give a a guarantees a to Germany to Germany a great Krupp armament help her wage War on the historic works at Essen and on air plane French ally England. Factories and storage plants at submit to a a new Quot Pernin in Bremen Kassel Rothenburg and rope which would be designed Gottinger above everything to help to wipe continued on Page 13> nazis dec a Tare England Ripe for storming by bombers Berlin England is a Ripe for storming a Well informed nazi quarters said saturday night. As this View widened in Germany the Days communique told of increased pre saute against England from the air and on the sea. Nearly too bomb Ora roared Over English coast communities Friday night in another mass demonstration of air Power. They will go Back. The German press emphasized thai adequately based planes need not fear sea Power. The news service dims ans deutschland declared that England is a an Ideal subject for attack in that it is a a a setup for Quick destructive air forays and for blockade. The news service added a England is being Defeated by one of us own weapons Germany is in Possession of excellent air bases along the French and belgian coast Dienst ans deutschland pointed oui in developing its thesis that England is a Ripe for More than 30 per rent of All imports and exports of the British Isles have been stopped since the entry of Italy into the War and the collapse of France it said. Eighteen ships Are now needed to bring the same amount of food from Australia that one ship or Merly could bring from Denmark the news service continued while 90 per cent of the Ore import has Peen halted. Chickens and pigs must be slaughtered because there is no investment firm head is new aide to cd Hyde Park. N. �?&Lt/P&Gt�?James Forrestal president of Dillon read and company new York investment firm was appointed a $10,000-a-year administrative assistant to president Roosevelt today. He will begin work next wednesday. What his duties May be was not disclosed at the temporary White House but he was expected to serve in some capacity As a Bason Man for the president in handling the National defense program. Cruiser disappointing Clearwater Meyer Home from the Antarctic said Admiral Richard e. Byrds party of explorers were disappointed in the giant Snow Cruiser principally because of insufficient Power. Fate of orphaned colonies big problem Britain s bid for Vivion with France seen As step toward new order shipping space to bring in feed for them. A the communique said 25 enemy planes were brought Clown june 21, sum1 in the air and some on the ground. Shipping totalling 42,686 tons was destroyed by submarines in addition to the sinking of an English transport of 11,000 tons. Willkie Boom gains strength by Kirke l. Simpson the Fate of Frances overseas Empire is of greater concern to the world at Large than even the Fate of her Fleet now reported in British hands. There Are definite limitations upon usefulness to the British of the French fleets fourth in size among world navies. Lacking the Industry ashore that creates and maintains it no Fleet would remain an effective fighting Force beyond the exhaustion of its available stores of ammunition for its guns and spare parts for its complicated mechanisms. It would fall into Halo German ejected joint statement. Hands. Given that German or italian Crews could be quickly improvised and trained in the use of French naval apparatus to make that Fleet a deadly menace to England. But what of Frances orphaned overseas colonies and possessions they Are definitely out of German or italian reach while Britain still rules the seas. Nor should it be forgotten that in the last dark hour before France reached the end of her endurance and sought an armistice Britain proffered her full political and economic Union. A the Constitution of the Union will provide for joint organs of defense foreign financial and economic policies and during the War for a single Cabinet command. There was More of it to unify citizenship merge All resources share All costs of War rehabilitation and presumably weave into a single nation the whole vast world fabric of French and British possessions and interests. Whether that offer might still hold Good for a Symbol of French sovereignty driven into exile is not Clear. The latest word from the French temporary capital at Bordeaux said that France turned Down the Brit the greatest danger that Brit a the two governments declare Ain faced with French defeat was that France and great Britain that both the French Fleet and an shall no longer be two but one ish offer because there was no unimpaired French Industrial is Ifranco British Union a said that time to put the plan in operation Prenon Irmyn . ,b�.,t?hiishment3io repair and munition but so proposed and Kviench-re-1 but it is a striking illustration and norwegian ofter seas empires. Of British thought at this dire hour in her history and of the Post War Europe she might seek to build if she survives. It is the first Long step involving even proffered submergence of Britain a National identity to attain a United states of Europe even of the world for there is Little question that should such a Union Ever be solemnized it would be open to All the Little nations of the nazi conquered continent and to their overseas dependencies. That is Britain a formal proposal for a voluntary new order in Europe and much of the world. It offers at least a place of temporary Refuge behind Britain a Fleet for the orphaned fragments of the French dutch belgian danish Columbus up a Wendell Willkie for president Boom burgeoned afresh Here saturday As republicans deserted the capital for the National gop convention opening monday at Philadelphia. John j. Cheater jr., former Franklin county prosecutor said friends of the new York Utility magnate would press for Willkie support with letters telegrams and Telephone Calls to party leaders and Ohio a 52 convention delegates. Chester said supporters of the former Akron attorney sought to persuade Ohio delegates to Board the Willkie bandwagon after according their nominally pledged support to u. S. Sen. Robert a. Taft As Ohio so favorite Sony aspirant for the presidential nomination. Non a Faience advocated by Mohandas Gandhi Bombay India of it a my it Handas a a a _ i i k Gandhi saturday advocated non i i a la is recommended violence As the Only Way to meet tropics to Arctic air service to be opened Seattle we along the serrated shores of Canada and the United states northernmost Possession alaskan a four engine Fly ing boat will open regular passenger service monday on the final link of an air transport system extending trom the Arctic Circle to Buenos Aires. A mail service started Over the route last week with the big Clipper carrying a list of special guest passengers. Government munitions Hitler he said was giving the germans a not the pleasure of owning an Empire but the Burden of sustaining its crushing Erec t bomb shelters Columbus Ohio a state House grounds have a bit of War Washington a up a construction of a billion Dollar Chain of government munitions plants has been recommended officially to president Roosevelt As part of a further expansion of the $5,000,-000,000 defense program. One of the major proposals was that government build without a scenery. The red Cross has erected Lay Sev it ral score plants to turn out an air raid shelter of Iron Walls powder shells Armor plate air and Sand bags to publicize its Waif Craft and other munition. A Relief Una i. M in

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