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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - June 23, 1940, Joplin, Missouri The weather Missouri partly Cloudy South and East Central portions continued warm sunday monday partly Cloudy scattered Thunder so vicar and somewhat cooler North and West Central portions. Kansas partly Cloudy sunday warmer extreme Southeast in afternoon monday partly Cloudy scattered thundershowers East portions somewhat cooler. fair sunday and monday somewhat cooler in pan hand monday warmer Southeast and extreme East sunday. Arkansas partly Cloudy sunday and monday. Fix associated Bess be fonts . No. 274. Pub Catlon Othee us East for to Street Jotun Missouri sunday morning june 23, 1940.-Twenty-eight pages. Pabl shed every Mol no except monday Price five cents. Peace Deal stuns Britain France Calls armistice terms hard but honorable r in is yet to be Civen i amies Battle on pending agreement Between Bordeaux and Rome Price Hitler exacted kept secret. Bordeaux june 22.- up the French government announced officially late tonight that France and Germany had signed an armistice providing hard but honorable terms. If the terms had not been honorable France would have been ready to fight on in her colonies French sources said. U. The Price Adolf Hitler demanded for peace however will not be announced officially until after France reaches an agreement a 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. Ive Nch hold in Alps. From that Headquarters official spokesmen said fresh French troops were holding firm along the Alpine Frontier beating Back attacking italians from Mont Blanc to the sea despite German pressure from the rear. The germans were pictured As pushing a spearhead Down the Rhone Valley behind the Frontier defense forces slowly steadily despite Valient resistance. The High command s 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 Are continuing a desperate but not useless 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 Soldier s peace which Premier Petain demanded. Truce not yet effective. 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 will 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. Eastward 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 Are not completely Cut off from the main French armies. Contact was believed to be maintained along deep valleys through the mountains bordering the Swiss Fri fitter. Hitler not present at signing of pact Berlin june 22.-w France made a final surrender to victorious Germany tonight signing in Tho Forest of comping be a peace upon the Broad dictate said Down by Adof Hitler. I it was in armistice still Condi to one 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 real armistice Only after the fee Icli made their terms continued on Page 8 a Hitler peace Blitzkrieg looked for by Lochner writer gains impression from talks in com Pisegne Forest that German City already has been Glosen for remaking european continent England would have no hand in negotiations Long earless period goal by Louis p. To Chubb. Berlin june 22.- a 000,000,000 warship construction program to make the american Navy the greatest assemblage of sea Power the world has Ever known was voted by the House today after scarcely two hours debate. The Swift action together with final congressional approval of a $1,000,000,000 tax defense Bill and a $1,768,913,908 emergency appropriation for the army and Navy shared attention at the Capitol with a reports of Strong opposition within the Senate naval committee to confirmation of colonel Frank knows 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 states policy and the War. Orie member who said he favored approval of the nomination told reporters that an informal poll indicated that if a vote were taken today the nomination would be rejected 11 to 5. Knox s statement to Corint. Whether or not the committee a pro ves the nomination this member said May depend on Knox s statement of his attitude toward possible United states intervention in the european War. The Navy expansion Bill swept through the House with a chorus of 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. There have been unofficial estimates however that completion of the program together with other naval construction already authorized would give the United states a Fleet of 618 warships capable of meeting simultaneous threats in the Atlantic and Pacific. This Fleet would be comprised of 26 battleships 14 air plane carriers 70 cruisers 338 destroyers and 170 submarines. This compares a with the existing Navy of 15 battleships five air plane carriers 35 cruisers 219 destroyers and 95 submarines. Provides for 15,000 planes. In addition to heavy combat ships the Bill also would authorize acquisition of 15,000 air planes construction of $25,000,000 of Small Harbor defense Craft and 100,000 tons of auxiliary vessels. Informed sources said the latter would include a new fast Type of ship capable of carrying completely equipped detachments of marines including their tanks and artillery. The Bill also stipulates that no ship boat or vessel in the Navy or being built now or hereafter could be sold or otherwise disposed of or be chartered or scrapped without the consent of Congress. Chairman Vinson Democrat Georgia of the naval committee said it was designed to prevent such transactions As the recently disclosed Transfer of 20 torpedo boats to Britain and the reported but unconfirmed Sale of 18 destroyers. Vinson said that As soon As the Bill became Law the Navy would ask Congress for a supplemental appropriation of $175,000,000 to get it under Way. He also told he House that Navy officials hoped to develop and bring Back to life the shipbuilding Industry of the Pacific coast from Tacoma wash., to san Diego Calif. Senate consideration of the Bill is not expected until after the political conventions at the earliest. Senators withhold views. There Vas no official word of any expression of views on the Knox nomination at the meeting of the Senate naval committee. Chairman Walsh Democrat Massachusetts merely announced after German Bam ship damaged by British italian submarine attacked with depth charges surrenders to English trawler. London june 22. 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 commit que 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 Lea ving the fjord. 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. An hour later said the British communique despite the escort of destroyers and a guard of at least 50 Messerschmidt fighting planes the coastal command planes again attacked and scored three direct bomb hits. Stop Willir Deal reported Dewey denies he and tape will join forces to Block Utility Man. Continued of Page 8 a Philadelphia june 22.up leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination arrived in this carnival Bent convention City today denying fast flying rumours of impending deals and looking Forward to the party s first wide open contest for the nomination Sinca 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 join senator styles Bridges Frank Gannett and governor Arthur h. James of Pennsylvania contenders who had previously taken up their quarters Here. Dewey denies Story. 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 Stop asked whether he would accept a vice presidential nomination he said 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 Plank. All the groups had been advised to have their planks ready for representation to the drafting committee by Early evening. Alf m. Landon chairman of the foreign affairs subcommittee asserted however that was impossible in his Case. Landon View repeatedly expressed has been that the Plank should not be written hurriedly because of the Uncertain status of events abroad. The Plank is expected to emphasize peace and preparedness urge some degree of assistance to the allies and stress the Republican party As the peace party. Willkie food Pooh talk. Seated in a Pullman chair Between North Philadelphia and thirtieth Street stations Lukie Pooh poohed All talk of a Stop Willkie movement with an assertion that other candidates did not control their delegates to such an extent and flatly asserted he would not accept the vice presidential nomination. All the candidates Are men of Fine character he said and i Egypt target of italian air attack bombs dropped in Harbor at Alexandria but no warships Are hit four raiders shot out of skies. Alexandria Egypt june 22.-Tffi 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. Bombs fell in the Harbor but hit no warship and Over the City s sea front. The raiders apparently from Italy s dodecanese islands across the Mediterranean came in Waves which were driven Back by the cooperative action of both fleets. Jib uti is Boqi hed. Italian planes Vilao bombed Jib uti French Somaliland several times today but there were no casualties and no known damage. Malta was bombed the Day before the attack led to predictions that Egypt might quickly declare War on Italy. Two persons were killed and 23 including two italians were injured in the raid a British naval communique said. Only last night French official sources predicted that France s big Mediterranean Fleet and Middle East armies in Syria would fight on beside the British regardless of the Home government s decision As to armistice. Today s action bore this out. Italo French talks May Start monday French officials believe it flu require two or three Days to agree on armistice. London june 23.- sunday of the French peace negotiators 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 s claims against France. The French government proposes to stay in Bordera the news Agency said and would not return to Paris unless the nazi captured capital was a free City and not controlled by German. Bayonets Rome june 22.-vp the place and time of armistice negotiations Between italian representatives and the French emissaries Flo Van Here today from comping be Forest was kept secret tonight in Rome pending official announcement. An italian radio announcement said the terms of the French German Ai Mistine probably would fall into three groups 1. German occupation of France s English Channel ports until the War with England is ended. 2. Military measures to assure that the French will not Aid Britain. 3. Economic measures in Prepa-rati6n for peace in which reparations will be made to Germany for the wrongs she suffered at the end of the world War. Japan s action seen As threat continued on Page 8 a three ships reported sunk. Rome june 22.-op italian military Headquarters announced today a widespread program of air and naval attacks in the Mediterranean had been carried out during which three enemy ships had been sunk by submarines and French bases at Bizerte Tunisia and Marseille on the French coast had been bombarded heavily. Italian bombing planes razed the Marsa Madruh Headquarters of the British High command in Egypt the communique asserted. In addition to the three ships sunk by torpedoes direct bomb hits were made on two cruisers the italians said one East of the Balearic islands and the other at Bizerte. Myron c. Taylor s condition still serious Florence Italy june 22.-up Myron c. Taylor president Roosevelt s personal representative to the Vatican continued in a serious condition Here tonight of an illness which began several Days ago. Hull says seizure of Indochina would endanger peace in Pacific. Hourly temperatures skies were partly overcast yesterday but the Mercury climbed out of the lower 70s to a High of 86 degrees in the afternoon. A Cool South Breeze prevailed during the afternoon and Early part of the night. High and Low readings a year ago yesterday were 84 and 65. Hourly temperatures 7 8 9 a. 10 a. 11 a. Noon 1 a. M.73i 1 m.722 m.72 3 m.72 4 m.70, 5 p. M.701 6 a m.721 7 m.761 8 m.781 9 m.80110 .85 .85 .85 _____86 .89 m.86 pm m .s2 m.80 m.79 p. A m m.s2i11 p. M.80 .83imldnlght.79 henday. M.791 2 a. A. 78 weekly weather Outlook. Weather Outlook for week beginning monday for Kansas Missouri Oklahoma generally fair most of week except occasional scattered Thunder showers in Central and Eastern Kansas Northwest and extreme Northern Missouri and Central and Western Oklahoma except Panhandle. Temperature mostly near or above Normal. Washington june 22.-Ciw-the United states government made Plain Todd in As news dispatches from the Orient reported japanese troops were moving toward French indo China that it would regard any attempt to altar that Colony s status by Forcie As a threat to peace in the entire Pacific area. Questioned at 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. Favors consultation. In the Field of foreign policy nearer Home Hull said that All the 20 other american republics had replied favourably in principle to this government s 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. Phone line Strung through Battlefield new York june 22.-fp Over a Telephone wire Strung across a Battlefield where French and German soldiers still Are fighting the French emissaries to comping be Forest discussed Adolf Hitler s armistice terms with their government at Boi Deaux. German army engineers Strung the line across a Bridge Over the River Loire near Tours where French Are Holdma grimly along the South Bank. The French hooked the line to a French Exchange. Over that Hookup said William l. Shirer lbs correspondent in comping be Contact was established by a German operator who called hello Bordeaux hello Bordeaux. Here is the Headquarters of the German army in comping be calling the French government in a dependent of ally gone London says Churchill declares surrender puts Republic at mercy of dictators appeals to frenchmen to Aid England. London june 23.- sunday a a statement by prime minister Winston Churchill issued Early this morning said the British government had heard with regret and amazement that the terms dictated by the germans had been accepted by the French government at Bordeaux. They the British government cannot feel that such or similar terms could have been submitted to by the French government which possessed Freedom Independence and constitutional the statement said. His majesty s government has heard with grief and amazement that the terms dictated by the germans have been accepted by the French government at at a big a of dictators. Such terms if accepted by All frenchmen would place not Only France but the French Empire entirely at the Meroy and in the Power of the German and Ithan dictators. 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 their allies but the whole resources of the French Empire and the French Navy would speedily pass into the hands of the adversary for the fulfilment of his put pose. His majesty s government firmly believe that whatever happens they will be Able to carry on the War wherever it May be on the sea in the air and upon land to a successful conclusion. A is Aid of frenchmen. When great Britain is victorious she will. In spite of the action of the Bordeaux government cherish the cause of the French people and a British Victory is the Only possible Hope for the restoration of France and the Freedom of its people. Brave men from other countries overrun by nazi invasion Are steadfastly fighting in the ranks of Freedom. Accordingly his majesty s government Calls upon All frenchmen outside the Power of the enemy to Aid them in their task and thereby Render its accomplishment Mora sure and More Swift. They Appeal to All frenchmen wherever they May be to Aid to the utmost of their strength the forces of liberation which Are enormous and which faithfully and resolutely used will assuredly Reynaud s Aid Wotila fight on London june 23 sunday a general do Gaulle former assistant to Paul Reynaud resigned French Premier said in a broadcast in French Over British broadcasting corporation today that the effect of the conditions dictated by Germany y0uld be that French land sea and air forces would be completely demobilized arms surrendered and the territory of France completely the English translation of the broadcast issued by the ministry of information stated Jeneral a Gaulle declared France has undertaken not to Lay Down her arms except in agreement with her allies. So Long As these allies continue the War her government has not the right to surrender to the a bad military system faults committed in the conduct of operations the defeatist spirit of the continued on Page & 18043806

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