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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - December 18, 1939, High Point, North Carolina Thirty four British bombers downed in fight we a i ii e r increasing cloudiness with showers tuesday till High Point Enterprise High Point tile Center of diversified Manu fart tiring enterprises vol. No. 352 member associated chess High Point n. C., monday afternoon december 18, i Olio Complete Nea service Price five cent Graf Spee seamen interned a a a a a a a a a if a a a a Germany May seek damages scuttle bound pointed Seaward Admiral Graf spot the besieged German battleship slowly leaves monies Ideo Hai Bor to be scuttled by her Crew a air photo by aka i germans sink four vessels f nil Iii merchantmen downed three w a ship suffer damages Berlin. Dec. Is it a the Fol Cal German news Agency. A or. Reported today that get Tan bomb Ora Sank four British ten Bant men and damaged Throe Arabi a yesterday in an air at tick. In elaborating on a High Cornland communique which said me Vanguard ship a sunk b bomb dub declared German Anea attacked a British Convoy the bombs and rnai Hine Gnu. Rums ill it Quot the Mere appearance of the Trojan planes on the scene Sut red to cause the greatest Dis delude on the British ships Quot if it reported Quot numerous news id into the lifeboats although air ships were not attacked at Quot one group of German scout a attacked the Convoy protected the Nien of War. Of Tes Tho St bomb fell among the ships i Convoy scattered to the four ads. Several explosions could the German news Agency Iden de two 04 the four merchant continued on Page two partial Law forced by Georgia chief . Doc 18 pad int general j Oil ii e. Stoddard the Georgia National guard bounced today martial Law had n declared in effect for the to department and its properties. Loopers were stationed in nicely at the Entrance of the to Way department building and he office of the chairman of Board. Sedition of Lite martial Law a marked a new step in the a controversy Between the artist ration of governor e. I. A is and w. Linton Miller oust unit twice ejected forcibly a Man. Ate saturday Miller won a ancient. Injunction from the judge court against inter Ace with him in occupying the Manship and performing his is. Hilary Rule of the Highway in tent was used by Rivers Creaser Eugene Talmadge in a i Joval of Road chairman j. Garnett. Gone of the guardsmen on duty to Highway department was d. Lier was removed from office it eks ago by governor Rivers months of dispute Over Eon of the department. Just a ago. The governor declared radio talk lie would never i it Miller to resume his Post to As he remained the slates executive. British sub sinks Light War Cruiser knifes through screen of destroyers and makes Brilliant attack near Elbe London dec. 18.�? apr the admiralty announced today the submarine Urusla had knifed through a screen of destroyers and Sank a 6,000-ton German Cruiser which carried a Normal compliment of 571 men. Reich bombers Down trawlers la British press association at the Lime time announced it bad Learned on Good authority i ii at this climatic stroke in heightening naval welfare had no connection with the Torp doing of a slightly larger Cruiser last . Apparently both attacks took place last thursday Spyk Neah Elke the German Cruiser was said to have been sunk at the Mouth it the Kibe River a strongly fortified German naval base. With the Harbor of Cuxhaven on one Side and Brun Buettel on the oth i r. Hamburg one of Germany s main seaports is about fib Miles up the Elbe Estuary from Cux Haven. The Ursula s commander was reported to have notified the admiralty that the Cruiser was identified by her Silhouette on Hie Skyline As one of the German Koeln class hence might lie any one of three of that Type. Moreover it was confirmed in London that the German Steamer Antioch. 3,106 tons was scuttled by Crew last month when pursued in the North Atlantic. Best xxx Eek at sea britons acclaimed the past week their Best of Tho War at Ca. Marked not Only by the reported submarine blows to the German cruisers but also by the scuttling of the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee and the sea Battle across the Atlantic which sent her fleeing into Montevideo. The destruction of the German warship by Ber own Crew yesterday was decided in the British press As Quot ignoble the admiralty report said the submarine that torpedoed the larger German Cruiser also Sank go tinned on Page two air Fleet makes attack on fishing Fleet in North sea London dec. 18 of it three ships were reported sunk in heavy German bombing raids on North sea shipping last night and Early today. Two fishing trawlers and the i8 7-ton Steamer serenity were lost in raids which included attacks on other merchant ships As Well. Acknowledgement of the air raid losses followed a British admiralty announcement that a submarine had penetrated German defences at the Mouth of the River Elbe and sunk a 6,000-ton German Cruiser. Two thaw leks the lost trawlers were the we holes and the Cani Paganus. During an attack on the motor ship tuscan Star the second wireless operator was killed by a bomb fragment. Other ships reported attacked without serious damage were the trawlers Dervish Arnold Bennett and a Rominio mid the italian Steamer Valentino Coda. The British announcement said machine guns were used in attacking the tuscan Star and that Royal air Force defense planes engaged the raiders in falling dusk and Quot inflicted damage Quot before they w Ere driven off. Reich bitter toward latins for action in incident assert 72-hour deadline breach of Hague pact Berlin dec. 18.�? a the possibility that Germany May claim damages from Uruguay for the scuttled pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee arose today when authorized sources explained the basis of a German protest to the uruguayan government. Article xvii of the agreement of 1907 and said contravened inter in granting Only 72 hours for repairs to the Battle damaged German warship. They expressed belief Uruguay i acted under British pressure. I illegal Ait although not committing themselves directly these sources voiced the opinion that if uruguayan responsibility for the scuttling of the Admiral Graf Spee can he i proved Germany can demand reparation for an illegal act. Captain Hans Langsdorff of the Admiral Graf Spee in a letter of protest last night Over Uruguay s time limit also cited article xvii of the Hague convention saying it provided Quot warships he longing to belligerent nations May he granted stays in Neutral port i sufficiently Long to permit repairs indispensable to Security of their earlier the official German news Agency. Dub said the Nail minister to Uruguay had protested i against the order yesterday expelling the Graf Spee As a Quot Fla Grant breach of International Law a not granted time Uruguay a under a flagrant i breach of International Law and i usage refused to Grant the dam a aged warship a permit for the j Quot Fay self evident under the air a cum stances As needed for reestablishing seaworthiness a dub re i ported. Authorized nazi sources said they knew nothing of tile reported arrest of Gordon Kersker coun continued on Page two a a yugoslav official slain by police Belgrade dec. 18.�? lha or. Kilo Markovitch. Director general of the yugoslav state Export society was killed today in a pistol Duel with police who at a tempted to search his apartment in a series of raids for evidence i of foreign sponsorships of communist demonstrations. Or. Markov itchy a daughter a it Belgrade University student was i arrested last week and charged with being one of the leaders of a student demonstration in which two persons were killed and 30 wounded. A servant said or. Markovitch mistook police who entered his i apartment at Dawn for bandits and fired in self defense. Authorities said they were investigating reports the series of communist demonstrations were financed with funds from Germany. Broun Dies from attack of pneumonia finns say reds sox it airmen grounded by soupy Arctic Twilight conditions Moscow. Dec. 18.�? up inclement weather is sparing Finland attack by vast numbers of soviet russian planes but land forces have driven More than 80 Miles within Central Finland according to today a communique the weather and the Low visibility of the Arctic Twilight. Russians reported Are grounding airmen on nearly All of the front. Meanwhile the government newspaper i Vestal declared that expulsion of the u. 8. 8 r. From the league of nations had Given her a Quot free hand Quot and the communist party Organ in Ravda. Accused the United states of in ii racing latin american states to support the ouster last thursday. Sessions secret the party newspaper said the league Assembly sessions were held Quot behind closed doors but in the presence of an american observer or. Edgar Iii the role of school supervisor. He was silent but watched carefully Over the behaviour of latin american diplomats. Quot they conducted themselves according to a the the representative of the single american state which is carrying on a policy Independent of the United slates Mexico objected against i be Mexico voted in the league Assembly to condemn Russia As a Quot us a Sor hut at first was reported to have sustained. United states Vic Consul Donald ii. Edgar attended the Assembly session As an observer \ Lia is responsibility Izvestia said the expulsion was All the More valuable because it placed responsibility Quot fully with the league itself and its Anglo French ring adding Quot it is not the soviet Union which will lose because of the Canova decision. This decision releases the a s. 8. R. From moral responsibility for Quot activities of the Geneva institution and at he same time releases i he soviet Union from Obligato i r ensuing i of the covenant of the league of nations Quot today a military communique aside from announcing a continued drive into Central Finland said red troops had driven 5 Miles along the Road South of vet Samo. Heywood Broun a a a a a a a a new York Der. 18.�? up a hey Wood Broun 51, columnist and president of the american newspaper Guild died today. Broun died in the darkness Pavilion of the vol Nibia Presby Terian medical Center where he was taken last thursday night when pneumonia developed from a heavy cold. The illness induced a heart attack. Hut for a time he seemed to rally. Early today his condition became worse and As the hours passed he showed no signs of improving at 8 p. In., his temperature was i os.2 degrees. He had been unconscious much of the time. Ina Uhrig Ihle Optimist from the Start Broun an incorrigible Optimist had treated his illness with his customary nature devoting one of his last columns to a whimsical discussion of the advice of a physician who had told him to seek rest in Florida. He died at 9 50 a. In. Broun a native of Brooklyn. Continued on Page two reports press Aid to Norb it Ness Gin in Illy editor killed Story unfavourable to Hoard Washington dec. 18.�? of the House committee investigating the National i Abor Board placed in its record today a copy of a letter in which an Norb regional director reported that a newspaper City editor Quot a dear Friend of mine Quot killed a Story unfavourable to the Board. Philip g. Phillips regional director at Cincinnati made the statement in a letter to Nathan Witt Board Secretary last january 25, in connection with a proposed article Quot in the Cincinnati enquirer. The letter said in part Quot the City editor who is a swell Guy and a dear Friend of mine killed the the letter also said that Phillips believed that Quot the City editor and Guild friends will doubtless be Able to take care Quot of a proposed series of stories for the paper concerning a National labor Board hearing in a Case involving the american rolling Mills company. Demes suppressing Story the testimony about the Cincinnati enquirer arose when Edmund a Toland committee counsel asked Phillips Quot did you at any time while you were regional director in Cincinnati suppress any Story concerning the National labor relations Board in the Cincinnati papers Quot Quot of course not Quot the witness replied. He explained that the circuit court of appeals customarily makes Public its decisions and that in a ease involving the Empire furniture c o Iii p u ii a of Johnson City. Tetin., wherein the court criticized procedure Quot the Cincinnati papers carried a full account of tin Empire ruse that night and the next most terrific Aerial Battle of War occurs Over Helgoland two German ships downed wreckage washes up on Shore Berlin dec. 18.�? a thirty four British bombers were said by Germany to have been shot Down in a terrific air Battle off the North German coast in the Vicinity of Helgoland this of Lemoon. Forty four British planes were said to have participated in the attack. Helgoland a German naval base is an Island off the North coast of Germany. The German fighters Rose to attack As soon As the British flight the biggest unit yet used against Germany was sighted. Report said the German planes led by a Captain Schumacher succeeded in scattering the British. Two German planes were lost. It was said. Their Crews took to parachutes. Wreckage washed ii the wreckage of Many British planes was reported washing up on German shores. First stories of the Battle indicated it was the biggest at engagement of the War. With Sharp fighting Over the sea and an intensive anti aircraft fire coming from land batteries. Quot several Quot of the British raiders broke through la the direction of Wilhel shaven. Nazi naval base and dropped three bombs but the germans reported they fell on Barren land and caused no damage. The Crews of two British planes were taken prisoner it was added. Severe explosions Jar Hulk As ship goes to Bottom All of Crew totalling 1,039 men go to Argentina when officials state they will be interned a Captain bitter by Harold k. Milks Montevideo dec. 18.�? apr now explosions Shook the twisted Hulk of the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee today even As a High Argentine official announced her Crew of 1,039 would be interned. At the same time Uruguay sought by arresting four of the Crew for questioning to learn just How the nazi Crew sent the ship to the Bottom of the Plata River Estuary yesterday with blasts in her Hull. Battleship refugees in Buenos Aires Steamer Given us London due 18.�? a the London Steamer stub Rook. 1.383 rom was Given up for lost today after being Long overdue in port. Mil i Utis Dull i Iii 700 russians die in Forest fight Goden Hagen dec. a a norwegian reports from Northern Finland today described Forest fighting Iii which to patrol of nine finnish soldiers was said to have killed 700 russians in an exposed Highway position. Exhausted finnish soldiers crossing into Norway told How Small pal lids equipped with Light machine gains and Light Field guns were harassing the russian Advance in the North. They explained the tremendous loss in one engagement As due to the fact the russians were massed on a Road exposed directly to finnish guns. La Enos Aires dec. In. Al a a German embassy spokesman announced today Itiat Quot More than 1,000�?� members of the sunken German Bailie ship Graf spec s Crew had arrived Here on Fiig lariats Ami a Barge from Montevideo where they blew lip and Sank their ship. Previous report indicated imm had Rome to Buenos ires lint the embassy spokesman a it several Hundred others who were placed album tin German Tanker Tacoma lie fore Hie Graf so a was destroyed. Mist Hail arrived. A Ain hails Lang Storff of hit destroyed nazi ship was on one of the to gloats. Tile two Tugle ifs and flit Barge were Blent hied a property of Antonio Delfium firm of German navigation agents. Trow tis lining the thick waved a Friendly greeting to a lie sailors. Russian tank drive smashed defended Field Finis repulse attempt at Man Nerheim line by Lynn Hein Erling Helsinki. Dec. up a russian tank pointed attempt to crack finnish defense on Tho Eastern flank of the Mannerheim line were reported today to have been smashed by the defenders Field guns. The difficulties of the soviet mechanized warfare in the Choppy Snow drifted terrain of Finland s Southeastern Lake country were reflected in a finnish communique telling of destruction of 30 tanks Friday and saturday including three Quot land battleships Quot -30-ton machines. Intense gom Bat particularly intense was the combat yesterday North of Lake continued on Page two five boys die in fire at Georgia institution Augusta dec. 18.�? Pic file youths were burned to death when fire swept a reconditioned barn used As a dormitory at the Georgia state school for feeble minded children near Gracewood a few Miles from Augusta Early today. Or. E. H. Schwall superintendent of the school said the dead were dead ust Floyd Lyttle 15, of Savannah. Hoyt Cook 15, of Atlanta. William Youmans 22. Of Valdosta. Curtis Sargeant 17. Of Gainesville. A. Curwood Creech age unknown. Of Augusta. Injured critically were Nathaniel Peters of Decatur and William Mcmichael. Address unavailable. Bodies of four of the dead were recovered. Or. Schwall said the fire started in a Linen room on the first floor of the dormitory which is also used As the schools laundry. There were 24 boys in the dormitory he said and several escaped by sliding Down outside piping while others jumped to safety. The flames were discovered about 1 30 a. In. Maxed by pipe Julian t. Moody an ambulance Driver said one of those who escaped was badly burned on the hands while sliding Down an Iron pipe. Quot he was wearing night clothes belonging to or. Schwall when i saw him Quot Moody said. Quot his own clothes were burned the fire was not in the main building of the school which has about Soo inmates. Boys quartered in the burned dormitory worked on a 300-acre farm and Dairy operated in connection with the school. Moat of the officers and Crew went to Buenos Aire by tugboat and Barge in the Hope that Argentina would treat them As shipwrecked sailors rather than As belligerents but a High Argentine official said the Crew would he interned. The officers the official said May he granted their Freedom on their personal pledges not to participate further in the War. Site patrolled uruguayan gunboats patrolled near the tangled wreckage of the Graf Spee which her officers destroyed on the personal order of Adolf Hitler in a Compromise Between a possible a Leidal Battle j and internment. Ironically the floating Oil which surrounded the smouldering battleship formed a rough Swastika. Although it took Only three minutes to scuttle the battleship once Pride of the German Navy j new explosions Shook the wreckage throughout today. The embittered Captain Hans it out inned on Page two Durley marts May be closed Low rim sir Kentucky Farmers to seek i Ollace a Holiday Lexington. Ky., Dee. i of a a request for an immediate halt Iii Burley tobacco auctions j because of Low prices stirred j widespread discussions among Kentucky s tobacco growers and i farm officials today. At the same time. Figures on i the first week s sales disclosed i nearly one fourth of the 1939 Burley crop already had been i sold at markets in Kentucky and 1 four other major producing j Stilt of the tobacco Belt. Petition made commenting on a petition by i the Clark county farm Bureau for a Sal Quot Holiday Quot gov. Keen Johnson said at Frankfort yesterday he Vivus Quot anxious to do what i can that would be helpful to the Farmers As son As t i can find out what they would j senator a. In Chandler a Ivy planned to go to Owensboro j today on a tour of Western Ken Lucky dark tobacco markets to j study the Price situation. Expressing dissatisfaction with tobacco prices at a meeting in Winchester the Clark county farm Bureau telegraphed its request to both governor Johnson and the agricultural adjustment administration at Washington lit Tson on Wax Washington farm officials declined to discuss the request but said j b. Hutson assistant administrator in charge of tobacco. Was in route to Kentucky. Figures compiled by the Louisville ky., courier journal showed Kentucky tobacco growers sold 66,422.231 pounds of Buffi Entinne on Page two a 5�?�<>>u 0,3% Psi Christmas j9,i seus protect your Home trom queer Oasis they educate people about Lymp Toms of tuberculosis in order that medical Aid May be sought Early

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