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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - June 23, 1940, Bluefield, West Virginia Thu for today.7 depart from evil and do Good Ana dwell for evermore. For the lord Loveth judgment and Forsa Keth not his saints they Are preserved forever but the seed of the wicked shall be Cut off. Psalm Xxxvii 27-28. Pail plan Molj forecast West Virginia partly Cloudy sunday monday partly Cloudy and warmer followed by local showers at night. Volume Xvi. No. 135. Bluefield w. Va., sunday morning june 23, 1940. Go get a Price five cent armistice signed Senate committee to question Knox on War attitude Secretary of Navy designate to appear before committee probably july 1 Stimson to be called by the associated press Washington june 22.�?strong opposition within the Senate naval committee to confirmation of col. Frank Knox a nomination to be Secretary of the Navy was reported today after the committee decided to question him on his views toward United states policy and the War. One committee member who said he favored approval of the nomination asserted that an informal poll indicated that if the vote were taken today the nomination would be rejected 11 to 5. He expressed the opinion that whether or not the French negotiators arrive to hear hitlers armistice terms committee approved the Nomina ton would depend on Knox a statement of his attitude toward possible intervention in the european War. Chairman Walsh a. Mass merely announced after the closed session that it had been decided unanimously to summon Knox for questioning on his views and that the hearing probably would be held on july 1. It was reported authoritatively however that it was proposed in the session that the committee Issue a Public statement to the effect that it intended to investigate Knox a View and that if it found that he favored intervention. It would reject is nomination. Suender protests this proposal was said to have brought from senator Ellender a. La the protest that this would constitute prejudgment of Knox. In this stand he was reported to have been supported by senator Johnson a. Calif and senator Hale a. Me with other members finally adopting the same attitude. Walsh told reporters that committee members had received scores of protesting and commend tory. Expressions on Knox a nomination and on president Roosevelt a selection of Henry l. Stimson to be Secretary of War. Most of the protests he said. Gop stalwarts arrived Phila appeared to be based on the protestants understanding of the Altitude of the two men toward the War. Both have advocated that the United states give All material assistance to great Britain and France. Stimson May be grilled Stimson also is expected to be asked for a statement of his views before committee action on his nomination. The Senate military committee decided yesterday that hearings should be held and chairman Sheppard Ltd. Tex said that Stimson probably would be called As a witness. Criticism in Congress of or. Roosevelt a Choice of the two republicans for his Cabinet has entered principally on the appointment of Stimson. In that connection. Critics suggested in Senate debate yesterday that Secretary of War Woodring was forced to resign because he was unwilling to go As far a or. Roosevelt wished in Aid to the allies. Rep. Fish a. N. A expressed the same thought today in a statement in which he declared that the a a purge of Woodring from the Cabinet a goes far beyond attempts to a a purge members of Congress. While questions of policy continued to agitate both Senate and House they completed action on a $1,000,000,000 tax defense Bill and a $1,768,913,908 emergency de sense measure Supply funds for air planes tanks guns and other munitions. The latter Bill was the last of the special defense appropriations asked by president Roosevelt there was some expectation among the legislators however that further requests would be made in the near future in View of reports that the National defense commission had recommended an additional billion Dollar project to or. Roosevelt. Authoritative sources said that Senate committee see Page 2. A a senator Glass and mrs. Mary Scott wed Washington. June 22 a a senator Carter Glass of Virginia and mrs. Mary Scott Meade of Amherst. A. Were married at Amherst at 4 30 p. M. E.8.t. Today. Mrs. Glass is the daughter of the late or. And mrs. Charles Landon Scott and widow of Robert Ambler Meade. The wedding was a quiet ceremony at ascension episcopal Church. The reverend Zebarney Phillips Rector of Epiphany episcopal Church at Washington who has for years been chaplain of the United states Senate officiated assisted by the Rev. John Well Ford Rector of ascension Church. After the marriage senator and mrs. Glass left Amherst for the senators country estate. near Lynchburg being compelled by the senators recent illness to postpone a contemplated wedding trip to Lake George. Senator Glass is 82 years old and mrs. Glass is 50 years of age he has been married once before. His first wife died three years ago. I look Forward to party a first wide open contest since 19�0 Philadelphia june 22 a a leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination arrived in this carnival Bent convention City today denying fast flying rumours of impending �?odeals1 and looking Forward to the party a first wide open contest for the nomination since 1920. Wendell Willkie the new York utilities Man risen from dark horse ranks Thomas e. Dewey the Young new York District attorney who swept the preference primaries. And senator Robert a. Taft of Ohio fresh from the firing line in Washington reached town to Jon senator styles Bridges Frank Gannett and governor Arthur h. James of Pennsylvania contenders who had previously taken up their quarters Here. With them came a Rush of delegates and party Camp followers who jammed hotel lobbies bars and restaurants talking excitedly of this Rumor or that and arguing endlessly about platform planks and candidates. No Deal Dewey holding a press conference said flatly that there was no truth in reports that his forces were teaming up with those of senator Taft in an Effort to a Stop asked whether he would accept a vice presidential nomination he said a i Trust the question is at the same time platform subcommittees were at work behind closed doors including the group at work on the foreign affairs gop stalwarts see Page 2 cease firing order hinges on peace pact with Mussolini French envoys Fly to Italy England Ripe for storming Berlin reports increased pressure applied bombers attack taxis say England being Defeated by one of its weapons blockade fighting to halt 6 hours after French puce agree detailed terms of nazi pact to be announced after second armistice reached hard but honorable a peace seen in this same Sylvian setting where germans surrendered in 1918, peace petitioners of fallen France marched up to historic railway car at right to hear Adolf hitlers terms of armistice. According to German censor s caption this photo radioed from Berlin shows two of the French negotiators one in uniform one in civilian garb arriving among the tall Trees of comping be Forest at a time of reckoning a Nea radio telephoto. Congress quits for one week passes Bills Jap Maneu vers Hull Calls attention to previous statements concerning maintenance of status quo in Pacific t Virgi sentiment eyed Only four members of state delegation have declared themselves publicly All for Thomas e. Dewey Charleston w. Va., june 22 apr the last members of West Virginia a 16-Man delegation left today for the Republican National convention their choices for a presidential nominee about As Uncertain As Ever. Only four have declared themselves publicly All for Thomas e. Dewey and mixed sentiment was apparent among the other twelve. At the time the delegation held a caucus Here june 7�?and met informally with Dewey for an hour a there was evidence that privately the delegates were about evenly divided Between the new Yorior District attorney and senator Robert a. Taft of Ohio. One prominent member of the delegation before leaving for Pih Ladelphia. Said that in his. Opinion a there is some sentiment expected until after the Conven a str in he a italian air billion Dollar tax measure and Over $4,000,000,000 appropriation legis lation Washington june 22. Aha Congress quit tonight for a one week recess after sending to the White House a billion Dollar tax Bill and Over $4,000,000,000 of appropriations legislation. A scattering of a a noes came from the Republican Side when the House adopted the Resolution which closed a ten hour Day for the legislators and recessed Congress until july 1. Acting swiftly on one item after another the Senate and House sent to president Roosevelt a score of Bills during the Day including a $1,768,913,908 emergency defense measure arid the annual appropriations for Relief the labor department and the Federal Security Agency. In addition to the direct appropriations. Congress also granted authority for various government agencies to enter into contracts totalling almost another $1,000,000,000. In addition to action by both houses on the emergency defense Money Bill the House passed on a voice vote and after Only Brief debate legislation to authorize a $4,-000,000,000, six year program of naval expansion which would double the strength of the Fleet now in commission. The Bill then was sent to the Senate. The measure was not on the a a must list before the recess however and Senate consideration is not developing among us in favor of Wendell Willkie. The extent of it i am unable to another Delegate said that he thought a at least one of us privately favors senator Arthur Boom for Willkie since the Boom for Willkie began to assume sizeable proportions there have been three or four Willkie for president clubs organized. One in Charleston and Large advertisements for him have appeared in West Virginia newspapers. One of Dewey a supporters just after the caucus said the visit of the new York campaigner had a definitely improved his position West virginian see Page 2 tons. The Navy expansion Bill swept through the House with a chorus of a a 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 420.000 tons of cruisers. 250,000 tons of destroyers and 70,000 tons of submarines. 618 warships planned 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 raids repulsed Alexandria. Egypt. June 22, a5 a four italian air raids on this Allied naval base were beaten off today by the anti aircraft guns of the British and French fleets. Four of the attacking bombers were shot Down. Coastal batteries joined in a heavy bombardment of the enemy squadrons. Bombs fell in the Harbor but hit no warship and Over the City a seafront. The raiders apparently from Italy a dodecanese islands across the Mediterranean a came in Waves which were driven Back by the cooperative action of both fleets. Italian planes also bombed Jib uti French Somaliland several times today but theer were no casualties and no known damage. Balta was bombed the Day before the attack led to predictions Egypt that might quickly declare War on Italy. Two persons were killed and 23 a including two italians were injured in the raid a British naval communique said. These civilian casualties a italian air a see Page 2 Washington june 22. Up a the United states government made Plain today As news dispatches from the Orient reported japanese troops were moving toward French indo China that it would regard any attempt to alter that Colony a status by Force is a threat to peace in the entire Pacific area. Questioned As a press conference about the reported japanese activities Secretary of state Hull said he knew nothing other than the press reports but called attention to his previous statements concerning maintenance of the status quo in the Pacific. In the Field of foreign policy nearer Home Hull said that All the 20 other american republics had replied favourably in principle to tills governments suggestion that they consult shortly on problems growing out of the european War. He said he could not yet disclose when and where the pan american consultation would be held nor whether he would be the United states representative. It has been widely assumed that the meeting would be about july 15 in Havana. The previous statements on the Pacific to which Hull referred when asked about French indo China were issued when concern first arose Here about the future of the Netherlands East indies a capital watches see Page 2 by the associated press Berlin june 22�?England is a Ripe for storming a Well informed nazi quarters said tonight. As this View widened in Germany the Days communique told of increased pressure against England from the air and on the sea. Nearly 100 bombers roared Over English coast communities last night in another mass demonstration of air Power. They will go Back. The German press emphasized that adequately based planes need not. Fear sea Power. The news service Dienst aus deutschland declared that England is a an Ideal subject for attack in that it is a Quot setup for Quick destructive air forays and for blockade. The news service added a England is being Defeated by one of its own weapons delay helps moreover every hour of delay in the French decision at comping be Forest helped the Oerman army to make the French military position More hopeless German sources said. Quot the armistice is going hand in hand with the final collapse of the French army a was the Way one press report put it. Germany is in Possession of excellent air bases along the French and Belgium coast. Dienst aus deutschland pointed out in developing its thesis that England is a Ripe for More than 30 per cent of ail 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 nazi battleship Scharnhorst hit London. June 22, a a British naval and air units seeking to avenge the sinking of the 22.500-ton aircraft Carrier glorious waylaid the 26,000-ton German battleship Scharnhorst off trondheim fjord and badly damaged her the admiralty said today. Shortly afterwards the admiralty announced that a Large italian submarine attacked with depth charges in the Gulf of Aden had surrendered to the British trawler Moonstone. The communique on the Scharnhorst said the battleship reported damaged Early this month shortly after she and her sister ship the Greisen a Sank the glorious in the North sea june 8, was spied by a submarine leaving the fjord. A the Battle Cruiser a the communique said a was clearly on passage to a Safe port where she could repair the damage sustained when hit by at least one heavy bomb during an attack by the aircraft of the British Fleet air Arm on june 13.�?� the Scharnhorst was under heavy escort but the submarine launched a torpedo regardless and it struck her. The Royal air Force coastal command was notified and torpedo bomber aircraft opened up. The Scharnhorst momentarily escaped but a destroyer was hit. French government remain at Bordeaux germans push spearhead Down Rhone Valley area despite valiant resistance French beat Back italians Churchill appeals to French to Aid British against nazis Bordeaux june 22. Apr the French government announced officially late tonight that France and Germany had signed an armistice providing a hard but honorable terms. A if the terms had not been honorable France would have been ready to fight on in her colonies a sources said. The Price Adolf Hitler demanded for peace however will not be announced officially until after France reaches an agreement with Italy and the cease firing order is Given. In a heavily censored dispatch it was disclosed that the government remains for the moment at Bordeaux the provisional capital. From that Headquarters official spokesman said a fresh French troops a were holding firm along the Alpine Frontier heating Back attacking italians from Mont Blanc to the sea despite the menace of German pressure from the rear. Germans drive South the germans were pictured As pushing a spearhead Down the Rhone Valley behind the Frontier defense forces slowly steadily despite Valient resistance. The High commands night communique indicated that while the fighting was less severe it continued in local combats All along the front. The germans apparently were pushing Forward with Advance and scouting units. A War office spokesman said the tired Poilu a Are continuing a desperate but not useless stand for a soldiers peace their resistance during the tense hours in which emissaries of their government discussed with the germans the terms of armistice was said to have enabled France to hold out for the a a soldiers a peace which Premier Petain demanded. There was no cease firing order. Apparently the troops must hold their lines until six hours after agreement is reached with Italy. Not until then government spokesmen said is the armistice effective. It was understood too that the terms of the armistice will not be disclosed until that time. A French italians to hold first meet on monday London. June 23 sunday a a the French peace negotiations Are expected to have their first meeting with the italians monday. Exchange news a British Agency reported from Bordeaux Early today. Official circles in Bordeaux were said to believe it would take two or three Days to reach a settlement. It was said also that French authorities expected Germany to influence a reduction in Italy a claims against France. The French government proposes to stay in Bordeaux the news Agency said and would not return to Paris unless the nazi captured capital was a free City and a not controlled by German Carol Calls on rumanian to revise attitude London june 23. Sunday a 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 German armistice Churchill appealed to frenchmen Over the Heads of the Petain government a to Aid to the capable of meeting simultaneous utmost of their strength the i forces of liberation which Are Congress quits see rage 2 enormous and which faithfully and resolutely used will assuredly despite the action of the Bordeaux government he said a victorious Britain will a cherish the cause of the French people a and pointed out to them that a British Victory was a the Only possible Hope for the restoration of France and the Freedom of its the prime ministers statement As read Over the British broadcasting facilities follows a this majesty a government has heard with grief and amazement that the terms dictated by the germans have been accepted by the French government at Bordeaux. A 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. A not Only would the French people be held Down and forced to work against their allies not Only would the soil of France be used with the approval of the Bordeaux government As the Means of attacking her allies but the whole resources of the French Empire and the French Navy would speedily pass into the hands of the adversary for the full lament of his purpose. A this majesty a government firmly believes that whatever happens they will be Able to carry on the War wherever it May be on the seas in the air and Churchill appeals see Page 2 Bucharest june 22. In a King Carol called upon rumanian today to a revise their entire mental attitude to conform to the new nazi patterned totalitarian party into whose hands the government has been placed. Its aim the King said in a radio address will be to a put aside personal interests and aspirations in the interest of the Quot no one must any longer think about himself but Only of rumanian National interests a Carol said. A its typical obligations Are imposed on All rumanian so they must work struggle denounce All personal interests and sacrifice themselves to the new ideals of the the King said he created the party a with the conviction that i have succeeded in realizing a totalitarian Union which is so essential now for no one knows what the future holds in store for quiet Forest site of signing by Louis p. Lochner Berlin june 22 a a franc v made a final surrender to victorious Germany tonight sign ing in the Forest of comping be s peace based upon the Broad dictate Laid Down by Adolf Hitler. It was an armistice still conditioned however on a second capitulation to Italy and tonight men fought on in a conflict that was a War no longer. It was an agreement that will bring a read armistice Only after the French have made their terms with Premier Mussolini. Six hours after the notice of this second armistice have been received by the nazi High command the guns will cease to speak. In the same old railway car in the comping be Forest where the Kaiser a delegation bowed m defeat to marshal Ferdinand Foch on nov. 11, 1918, two ranking generals at 6 50 p. M. 11 50 a. M. Est put pens to the French surrender of 1940. Go to Italy the weary French delegation took plane almost immediately for an undisclosed City in Italy to begin their conversations with French surrender at an old and bitterly remembered scene of German defeat the the railway car in the Forest was signed by col. Gen. Wilhelm Keitel for Germany and by general Charles Huntziger for France. Just what France Nad a8r��d to. At the end of a Short and bloody struggle which in 43 Days left half her country in Vermar hands was not disclosed pending the italian negotiations. Broad conditions but Whdeh Hitler took his die Tate to them yesterday a state in a preamble to his detailed terms three Broad condition that must be met. France a. To agree to halt any form of resist not a give a a guarantees to Gek Many to help her War on the. Quiet Forest see Page 2

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