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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - June 23, 1940, Galveston, Texas Hill s Ink wharf dial rite delivery Ami term k i h the oath film Plum Willy. Frnk Fth a mlle wit to w. L. Moody co Tarn ft1 imn May Kim Bankers 99th 74. Galveston. Texas. Sunday. June 23. Pages tour established 1842 French make final surrender to Germany but must fight on until agreement is reached with Italy Churchill pleads with frenchmen to fight against Germany Navy Bill approved French conference with Italy May added for army and Navy none of vessels can be transferred to other nation without approval of Congress Washington june 22. A warship construction program to make the american Navy the greatest assemblage of sea Power the world has Ever known was voted by the House to Day after scarcely two hours de Bate. The. I weft action together with final congressional approval of a tax defense Bill and a emergency appropriation for the army and Navy shared attention at the Capitol with re Nortu of opposition within the naval committee to confirmation of col. Frank Knox s nomination to be Secretary of the Navy. The naval committee voted at a closed session to ask Knox to appear before it for questioning on his views toward United Slauf policy and the War. One member who said he favored approval of the Nom nation. Told reporters that an informal poll indicated that if a vote were taken today the Nomi nation would be rejected. 11 to a. Whether or not the committee approved the nomination this Mem Ber said May depend on Knox x statement of attitude toward possible United states intervention in the european War., Navy expansion Bill swept through the a Ouita with a chorus of ayes on a voice vote. The exact number of new ships pro Congress rushes through billion Dollar tax Bill recesses for gop convention Washington june con Gress quit tonight for a one week recess after sending to the White House a tax Bill and Over of appropriations legislation. A scattering of 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 nother the Senate and House sent to pres. Roosevelt a score of Bills during the Day including a emergency defense measure and the annual appropriations for Ellef. The labor department and the Federal Security a in addition t Urty Agency. To the direct a privations. Congress also granted authority for various government agencies to enter into totalling almost another 000. The purpose of this High Speed action was two fold to allow an interlude for the Republican National convention beginning Mon Day 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 As finally passed the defense tax Bill was shorn of a Senate approved proposal for a War Levy. It Corries provisions to increase the National debt limit from to Lowers the personal income tax exemptions increases the number of individual Compromise Relief Bill. Tax payers by an estimated 000, and imposes increased taxes on theater tickets Cigar Etc. Whisky gasoline and numerous other pro a acts. The income tax changes will cover 1940 incomes payable on March 15, 1941. The excise increases be come effective immediately the president signs the legislation. The emergency de Fence appropriation the latest of pres. Hoo Tevelt s recommended defense expenditures. The bulk of the fund will be used for army air planes tanks guns and other but part by needs include no construction of 68 new ships. Passage of the emergency tart will go for in a Start on fighting de sense Bill brought the total of de sense appropriation measures approved up to now to to addition numerous items in tended for defense purposes geared in other routine Bills. In addition to action by both houses on the Enwei Runcy defense is a Supply Bee Congress pose 2. 1 Raf bombs German munitions works population is dutch bases and other military gains 75. 9 7 objectives rated j m Xiv str posed to it a a military secret the measure cloaking this by pro Viding Only for of rat . Toni of aircraft car lors tons of cruisers tons of and 000 torn o Al two would number there have been unofficial Esti mates however that completion of the program together with other naval construction already author liked would give the United states a Fleet of 618 warships capable of meeting simultaneous threats in the Atlantic and Pacific. This fret would he comprised of 2fi h air plane carriers 70 cruisers 338 destroyers and 170 submarines. This compares with the existing Navy of 15 battleships 0. H. Raymond Stewart certified for postmaster ship nomination for position must be approved by Senate Raymond a. Stewart commissioner of streets and Public prop erty was certified to the Senate but no communists Are in new Cabinet president remains Stockholm june 22. The workers have carried out a red revolution in Estonia established the swedish press reported tonight but said there wort no communist party members to the new Cabinet. Kkt Ionia Latvia mid Luania Ali have come strongly under soviet russian influence with the quartering of new mrs Sci of russian troops on them recently. Estonia s pres. Kona Tanton pats remains in office with scientist and author Johannes Vares a the new Premier and socialist Leader Nigol Andriesen As foreign min ister. The Stockholm paper afro bladet said the coup was effected last night with Infin demonstrations a the streets of Tallinn the annl per cent in 10 years the cily of Galveston s population is shown by he 1940 Federal centum to be persons according to a preliminary population announcement made yesterday by Richard .7. Medon Tough Federal census supervisor for this District. This represents an increase of 13.97 per cent Over Galveston s popu lation according to the 1930 census of this figure w.334, is the Werr supported workers who Sotie regular ble the civil e. Hewitt sup yesterday for nomination As Post master at Galveston by pres. Roosevelt according to advices received Here from Washington. Or. Stewart wan one of two applicants for the office who Wen certified As eligible service Board. L. _ Erin pendent of mails won the other. Or. Stewart was recommended by congressman j. J. Mansfield. Or. Stewart who is on two weeks leave of absence from the Board of commissioners could not be reached yesterday. The nomination must he con firmed by the Senate. When the r in formation is made or. Stewart s resignation As a member of the Hoard of Cly commissioners in mandatory. If the nomination is con firmed when or. Stewart will qualify could not he Learned. A special election must be held to fill the vacancy on the Board that would be caused by or. Stewart s resignation. Section 10 of Tho City charter pro Vides in Case of any vacancy from any cause in Tho office of mayor or any commissioner the Hoard of commissioners chill fill such vacancy by appointment until the next succeed off regular election provided Nuch election in not More Lan 00 Dayn off and the person army trope. The report said the announce ment of a new government was greeted jubilantly by the crowds which Sang the internationale com Mnist which has been banned for Many yearn. Reports to the swedish press indicated that All three of the Little Baltic countries spawn of the world War settlements might eventually form fully solve sized rep men. I the new lithuanian minister of i Home affairs Bald in a radio speech i however that soviet troops have not come to Force a state administration but to guard against War. If the form of government is altered. It will be in a Legal Premier of Latvia said the present governments of the three Baltic countries were merely provisional pending elections. Port Arthur Corot no in tilt born of military age port Arthur. Tex., june e. A. Bunge Netherlands consular agent Here today requested registration of All m y req i Alo no ther Landers residing in this country who were born in one of the years 1904-20 inclusive and Are liable to military service in the Netherlands armed forces As provided by the act of conscription of the consular agent refused to make further comment. Which will be sent in to the Ceniti Bureau at Washington. When final announcement of the City s soup Laton made at Washington however it will give an amended and probably larger figure. Or. Mcdonough explained that the b numerators working in this District did not count coast guards men and Lighthouse service men or members of their families or men in the merchant Marine who make Galveston their residence. All these persons Are reported to Washington independently of the census districts and will be added at Washington to the figure obtained by the District census of fice Here. The preliminary figure for the hmm population however in clude the soldiers at fort Crock Ett who were enumerated through the District office Here. The figure for Gaj vejs o included the final figure 1p31 census als sold Cra then at fort Crockett in 1930 the third attack was at Kort Crockett and the number of soldiers counted in the Ual Veiton 1930 census was there fore somewhat greater than the population. Pipe 2, 3 american red Cross War Relief fund contributions received june 22 previously reported 41.25 total receipts to Date Galveston s quota to the red Cross War Relief fund was which was exceeded thursday. Capt Edwin Goudge chapter chairman wired the midwestern red Cross Branch at St. Louis that the a peal will be continued Here until the maximum generosity of the people is have you made your contribution. List of yesterday s contributions on Page 12. Make checks payable to american red Cross and turn in donations to news Tribune office or to the red Cross in the City Hall. So appointed shall possess All the qualifications remit Chart or for Surh office but should in red by the such election to More than 00 Days off this said office shall he filled by an election called for that Pur Poso according to Law Mary to. Has been acting postmaster since the death of her Burnand. Robert a. Lyons jr., several months ago. The weather East Texas including Olveston partly Cloudy sunday and monday. Moderate to fresh Southeast winds on the in not o Loul Nanna Pat Ray Cloudy Sun of Ftp find monday exr rpt scattered in the Southeast tar Lynn. To m dry to pm Ithily win raft on the leading Republican contenders look Forward to first wide open nomination contest since 1920 Philadelphia. Pa., june contenders for the re publican presidential nomination arrived in this carnival Bent Conven Tion City today denying fast flying rumours of impending and looking Forward to the party s first wide open contest for the Nomina Tion since 1920. Wendell we Mlkle 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 sen Robert a Taft of Ohio fresh from Tho firing line in Washington reached town to join sen Stylos Bridges Frank Gannett and gov. Arthur h. James of Pennsylvania contenders i asked whether he would who had previously taken up their accept a vice presidential Nomina Tion he said to Trust the question is acad at the same time platform sub committees were at work behind closed doom including the group at work on the foreign affairs Plank. All the groups had been advised to have their planks ready for Prosen Talon to the drafting committee by Early evening Alf m. Landon chairman of the for eign affairs committee asserted however that that impossible England for storming9 nazi sources say Empire May be Defeated by own Berlin june is i be for Well informed nazi quarters said tonight. As this View widened in Ger Many the Day s communique told of increased pressure against eng land from the air and on the sea. Nearly 100 bombers roared Over English coast communities last in another mass Demontra of air Power. They will go the German press emphasized that adequately based planes need not fear sea Power. The news service Dienst aus deutschland declared that England is an Ideal subject for attack in that it is struck be blockade. The news service added eng land is Defeated by one of its own weapons moreover every hour of delay in the French decision at com Pluge Forest helped the German army to make the French military position More hopeless German sources said. The armistice is going hand in hand with the final collapse of the setup for Quick de air forays and for War on England 2, col. B rumanian told to Bend minds to nazi ideals Bucharest june 22. Carol called upon rumanian to Day to revise their entire mental attitude to conform to the new Nail patterned totalitarian party into whose hands the government has been placed. Its aim the King said in a radio address will be to quarters Here. One of the prominent contend ers. Sen. Arthur Van Donberg of Michigan. Not due in town until tomorrow. With the arriving candidates come a Rush of delegates and party followers who jammed hotel lobbies bars and restaurants talk no excitedly of this Rumor or that and arguing endlessly about plat planks and candidates Dewey holding a Pron Confer ence font Lylha there was no Ruth in reports hut his forces were teaming up with those of tit in Effort to Stop in his Landon s View repeatedly ref p put aside pc aspirations in i clonal interests and the interest of the no one must any longer think about himself but Only of rumanian National Carol said. Its typical obligations Are imposed on All must work struggle renounce All personal interests and sacrifice themselves to the new ideals of the the King said he created the party with the conviction that if have succeeded in realizing a totalitarian Union which is so essential now for no one knows what Tho future holds in store for i am sure i am doing my duty toward my country and in the realization that All political factors will consent to work under the do Rock leadership or him who has the rumanian destiny in his the speech was preceded by a Royal decree granting Pardon to All who were charged with political crimes or fled abroad. This was regarded As k conces Sion to the pro Nail Iron guard lists who fled after the assassination of Armand Call neck last year British damage nazi battleship italian submarine captured London june Royal air Force slanted countless bombs Down on the great German Kru works at Essen and t big Folke Wulf aircraft Plant at up the during last night s far larval raids the air min Bremen ranging utry announced tonight. For an hour and a half British bombers hammered away at them and other objectives in Germany and the Netherlands touching off numerous explosions and fires while Nati attackers were carrying out their third major raid of the week on England. The Nati held Wille Soord base in the Netherlands the Fel Seler aircraft works the Rothenburg air drome the air bases at Kassel and North of Hamburg were among of of the Raf along with a number of other military establish ments. British naval and air units seek ing 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. Italian a boat taken. Shortly afterwards the admiralty announced that a Large italian sub Marine attacked with depth charges in the Gulf of Aden had surrendered to the British trawler Moonstone the communique on the Scharn Horst said the battleship reported begin monday Germany May compel Mussolini to reduce demands in Parley lasting two or three Days by Louis p. Look neb Berlin june made a final surrender to Vic Orlouis Germany tonight signing in the Forest of comping be a peace based upon the Broad dictate Laid Down by Adolf Hitler. It was an armistice still conditioned however on a second Italy and tonight men fought on in a conflict that was a War no longer. It was an agreement that will bring a real armistice Only after he French have made their terms with Premier Mussolini. Six hours after the notice of this second armistice have been received by the azi High command Tho guns will cease to a speak. In the same old railway car in the comping be Forest where the Kai Sers delegation bowed in defeat to marshal Ferdinand Foch on nov. 11, 1918, two ranking generals at p. M. A. M. Est put pens to the French surrender of 1940. The weary French delegation took a plane almost immediately for an undisclosed City in Italy to begin their conversations with Mussolini. The French peace negotiators ire expected to have their first meeting with the italians monday Exchange news a British Agency reported from Bordeaux Early Sun Day a picture of railway car conference Friday in which France Learned terms for peace appears on pare 3. Official circles in Bordeaux were to believe it would take two or three Days to reach a Settle ment it was said also that French authorities expected Germany to in fluence a reduction in Italy claims against France this French surrender at an old and bitterly remembered scene of German railway car in the signed by col. Gen. Wilhelm Keitel for Germany and by Gen Charles Huntziger for France 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. Three Broad but when Hitler took his dictate to them yesterday he stated in a preamble to his detailed terms that must be met. France was to agree to halt any form of resistance give guarantees to Germany to help her wage War on the historic French ally England. Submit to a new peace in Europe which would be designed above everything to help to wipe out the wrong done to the Ger Man Rich by Force in Tho last War. Fuehrer not present. The fuehrer wbb not present at today s session. Even during the last hours of the solemn discussion in the shadows of comping be Forest the French armies were being pursued by Ger Man forces in the Field. Struc tir to continue. Tho fact that this struggle mlgh1 go on for agonizing hours seemed Plain in the terms of Tho German communique announcing the capita lation the cessation of hostilities is not connected with the signing of the treaty. It will follow six hours after the italian government has notified the German supreme com Mand of the text of the Italo French armistice hint of terms Given. While the Berlin press took very reserved tone toward events in the Forest of Corn Pisegne prop Etc armistice 11. Col. Al French accept hard but honorable1 terms Hitler s Price for peace will not be revealed until agreement with Italy fighting goes on until then Bordeaux june French government announced officially late tonight that France and Germany had signed an armis month shortly providing hard but honorable terms. If the terms had not Sleter 8hip. The been honorable. France would have been to fight on in her Decaux government he said a vie Dorlous Britain will cherish Tho cause the French ans pointed out to Thorn that a British Victory was the Only possible for the restoration of France and Tho Freedom of its to to work against the prime minister s statement a read Over the British broadcast ing facilities follows majesty s government heard with grief and amazement that the terms dictated by the Ger mans have been accepted by Tel French government at Bordeaux. They can not feel that such of similar terms could have been submitted to by any French govern ment which possessed Freedom in dependence and constitutional authority. Such terms if accepted by All frenchmen would place not Nohr France but the French Empire entirely at the mercy and in the Power of the German and italian dictators. Not Only would the French ptts ple be held Down and forced of work against their allies not Only would the soil of France be used with the approval of the Bordeaux government As the Means of at k their allies but the resources of the French Empra and the French Navy would Speed by pass into the hands of the adversary for the fulfilment of purpose. Empire would carry on. His majesty s government firm y believes that whatever happens they Wilt to Able to carry on the War wherever to May be on the u a. Eau. Sank the glorious to the to Jet British raids. 9, 1 chiefs re named by hardware men at closing meet August h. Schumacher of hous ton and other officers of the Texas wholesale hardware association were re elected at the closing ses Sion of the annual convention of he organization yesterday morning at the Buccaneer hotel. The 1941 convention City will be decided at a meeting of the executive committee to be held in mid Winter. Other officers re elected were w. B. Connolly Tyler first vice n. F. Van Hoogen Hyrc Ian Antonio Arcond vice president and Nat m. Johnson Dallas Secre tary treasurer. The executive committee is co. Posed of Charles e. Nash chair Man fort Worth Gua c. Dittmar Houston Oscar j. Koepke. Corpus Christi and d. P. Seav. Amarillo. Reports from pres. Schumacher and Sec. Johnson Wera read at yes erday s session which was closed .0 the Public. R. R. Witt. San Antonio led in a discussion of the topic the 40 hour week under Tho wage and and John w. Tabor Vaco. Discussed co Oral nation be Ween wholesalers and Tho convention attracted approximately 300 delegates and visitors to he Olty. French 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 Bor Deaux the provisional capital. From that Headquarters official spokesmen said fresh French troops were holding firm along the Alpine Back attacking italians from Mont Blanc to the sea despite the menace of German pressure from the rear. The germans were pictured As pushing a spearhead Down the Rhone Valley behind the Frontier defense forces slowly steadily de spite valiant resistance. The High command s night com Munique indicated that while the fighting was less it continued in local combats All along the front. A War office spokesman said the tired Pollus Are continuing a Des Perate but not useless their resistance during the tense hours in which emissaries of their government discussed with the Ger mans the terms of armistice was said to have enabled France to hold out for the Soldier s peace which Premier Petain demanded. There was no cease firing order. Apparently the troops must continue to 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 Wilt not be disclosed until that time. Along the Western half of the front the germans were reported to have made no new advances South of the River Loire. East Ward however they pushed ahead Over a wide front. On a narrow Plain Between the Loire and Cher Rivers stiff French resistance had slowed or stopped nazi columns. Scanty information available in Bordeaux on the position of the remaining French troops in parts of Alsace and Lorraine along the German Border indicated they arc not completely Cut off from the main French armies. Contact was believed to be maintained along deep valleys through the mountains bordering the Swiss Frontier. Possible fort Crockett expansion is seen in new War department order increasing size of Post possible expansion of the size of the fort Crockett reservation by some 70 to 80 acres is seen in the new War department order increasing Tho personnel at fort Crockett Galveston to full peacetime strength of 10m men according to associated press dispatches received Here yesterday from Washington. Increased Protection for the Texas coastal area from an enemy invasion by air will be afforded by the new department order the dispatch declared. Only Hope of restoring French Liberty grief and amazement expressed at news Hitler s terms have been accepted London june prime minister Winston Churchir expressing British grief and amazement at France s acceptance of German armistice terms appealed today to All frenchmen wherever they May be to Aid British fight against Germany a the Only Hope of France s eventual restoration to Liberty. Declaring that the British Ern ment could not feel that a free Independent and constitutional French government could have submitted to the German armistice Churchill appealed to frenchmen Over Tho Heads of the Petain government to Aid to the utmost their strength the forces of libera Tion which Are enormous which faithfully and resolutely used will assuredly despite the action of the Bor Churchill. 9, col. 8 italian air raids on Allied naval base repulsed Alexandria Egypt june four italian air raids on this Allied meal base were beaten off today y the anti aircraft guns of Thi British and French fleets. Four of the attacking bombed were shot Down. Coastal batteries joined in it heavy bombardment of the enemy _ bombs in the Harbor hut. Hit no warship and Over the Al Tyc seafront. The raiders apparently from Italy s dodecanese islands across he in Volch were driven Back by the co operative action of both flee. Italian planes also bombed i but French Somaliland several Imes today but thews were no casualties and no known damage. Malta was bribed the Day before the attack led to hat Egypt might quickly Declara Var on Italy. Two persons were killed and including two in ured in the raid a British naval communique said. Only last night French official sources predicted that France s bar Mediterranean Fleet and Middle armies in Syria would fight on Mesido the British regardless of the Home government s decision As to armistice. Today s action bore this iut. The British air Arm likewise has Een striking offensively after a bombardment at Obruk Talian Libya heavy smoke poured from r Lar Joe warship in the Harbor he British reported. Col. I by members of their organisation. French surrender Berlin june 22. High command tonight announced that French soldiers had sur rendered in Alsace Lorraine. A special communique the French armies encircled in Alsace Lorraine have capitulated after a desperate resistance. In All approximately one half million of drench soldiers thereby surren dered to our troops. Among them in addition to Many other Gener als Are the commanders in chiefs of the third fifth and eighth the order expected to be put some 70 to 80 acres. The matter ii the news today he creation Hall will he installed at Linker playground Page 24, i Alvoston cd in ten Oil valuations into effect by july 1, Calls for an has disc webby Fitt Lintn increase of 569 men in the present Long no and Mavor Brantly Harris 1 sin Force of the 69th coast artillery a. Senes will Arric from san anti aircraft regiment. With highly Mobile units capable of moving full equipment up and Down the coast from Galveston at a paced of 30 Miles or More hour the 69tfc will afford Texas Gulf areal a Protection probably As Good or better than that now pos Sihon in any other sect in of or a j w Arrve rom a of Galveston said the message. Maneu vers Palfe 12. The message further stated that Bolivar Peninsula melons begin rep. Mansfield a Tex urged the movement to Market Page 16. J funeral services for George Sykes War department to acquire land but was informed that the matter yet had not come up for consideration at in Washington. He was told that col. Long no had taken the subject of will he held thu permits for week total 21. Accident Jefferson t in Urli Davis u a fatal to Woods native Gau 16

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