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San Antonio Express (Newspaper) - June 23, 1940, San Antonio, Texas For Sale on mews stands or streets san Antonio Texas sunday morning juntj.j940 weather forecast san Antonio and Vicinity Pirty East Texas to nor swim or moderate to wort Whf Windi. West Texas Chmider cents established 1865 raid Upp works French peace envoys Fly m aircraft Plant at Bremen German held dutch base at Wille Soord bombed Scharnhorst torpedoed big italian submarine captured by British trawler after gun Battle planes score several direct hits on factory building at Essen Kassel Rothenburg Gottinger also raided summoned Senate naval affairs committee saturday voted to summon col. Frank _ new Secretary of the Navy to testify before it probably july 1. Senators in picture left to right Are Hiram Johnson Guy Gillette Peter Garry Rhode isl Ellison Smith South Millard Tydings chairman David Erick Hale Allen Ellender Warren Harbour Mew Rush Holt Wes Virginia wire photo by French nazi terms honorable but hard French say government to stay at Bordeaux for moment troops slow up nazis by associated press Bordeaux june 1 French government announced officially late tonight that France and Germany i Vav Llla . Dik _ had signed an armistice pro j Wille Soord and that the crack German battleship i j it. 4 no _. Britain to night that swarms of Royal air Force planes had bombed the important Krupp armament works at Essen the Focke Wulf aircraft Plant at Bremen the German held dutch base gland Ripe for storming nazis say germans gain few Mountain Miles in Effort to meet italians by associated press Peneva june the germans gained a few "1 Miles tonight in theirs Effort to join forces with the italian Alpine armies kit the Tri color of France flew Over fort l Recluse the Gibraltar of the the town of Delegarde near the fort was captured by the germans lost and then re gained Between Dawn and dusk. Bluer fighting continued in this Seei Ion without respite. The fort is five Miles Northeast of the town commanding the in trance to the wide Valley be tween the lower Jura and the Alps. Larga German forces stormed continued on Paga 2, column 4 measure to make u. S. Navy greatest in world history Given approval by House expansion Bill passed with voice vote after Only two hours of debate while Senate naval committee reports Strong opposition to approval of Frank Knox appearing i vi7ashington june warship construction w program to make the the pressure on islands Bya sea increased program to Mase uie jul 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 tax defense Bill and a emergency appropriation for the army and Navy shared attention at the Capitol j with reports of Strong opposition within the Senate naval committee to of colonel Frank Knox s nomination to be Secretary to blockade defeating British German news Agency declares Viding hard but honorable terms. If the terms had not been honorable France would have been ready to fight on in her French sources said. The Price Adolf Hitler demanded for peace however will not be announced officially until Fater France reaches an agreement with Italy and the cease firing order is Given. In a heavily censored dispatch it was disclosed that the govern ment remains for the moment at Bordeaux the provisional capital. 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 the men Ace of German pressure from the rear. Firlit inf continues. The germans were pictured As pushing a spearhead Down the Rhone Valley behind the Frontier defense forces steadily despite Valient the High command s night com Munique indicated that while the righting was less severe it continued in local combats All along the front the germans apparently were pushing Forward with Advance and scouting units. Scharnhorst had been bombed and torpedoed. In addition the British announced a big italian sub Marine was captured by a British trawler after a gun Battle. The air ministry said that several squadrons of heavy bombers had carried out successful raids Over Northwest i Germany and sections of German held Netherlands Belgium land France. The raid Over Essen was the first reported issued attempt by British planes to destroy the Krupp the which produce most of the munitions for the German armies. The air ministry said the planes had scored Sev eral direct hits on factory buildings and important Railroad armistice with Hitler hangs on Duce truce nazi agreement signed but fight goes on until after Rome pact by United Prew Berlin june France signed Adolf Hitler s terms of armistice tonight at p. M., in the. Forest of comping be and her emissaries hastened immediately by air plane to Rome to learn Italy s Price for peace. Not until six hours after a French italian armistice is signed will the German order for cessation of hostilities be of the Navy the naval committee voted at to closed session to ask Knox to appear before it for questioning on his views toward United states policy and the War. One 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. Voice vote whether or not the committee approves the nomination this member said May depend on Knox s statement of his attitude possible United slates in the Navy expansion Bill swept through the House with of ayes on a voice vote. The exact number of new ships pro posed in it is a military secret the measure cloaking this by pro italian air raiders aim ineffective four attacks on Alexandria driven off four bombers shot Down Erlin june is Ripe for Well informed nazi quarters said tonight. As this View widened in j Germany the Day s comm i Nique told of increased pres sure against England from the air and on the seas. Nearly 100 bombers roared Over the air ministry said that Kas Sel Rothenburg and Goettinger also had been attacked by the planes which raided the Focke Wulf. Plant at Essen. In raids Over. Northwest Ger Many six Supply and. Ammunition trains Between Osria week and Bremen near the town of Rhine were wrecked by direct the ministry said. Most of the raids took place last night. Oil depot attacked at Kassel the air ministry said several bombs fell on the Fieseler aircraft works. Hangars the air drome and military buildings were raided in Rothenburg. An aircraft storage depot was said to have been damaged at Goettinger. The ministry also said that a Large Oil storage depot near Han Over had been attacked. The Scharnhorst in frequent combat with British air or. Naval units since the invasion of Norway was considerably dam aged in a combined submarine and air attack according to a communique issued by the air ministry and admiralty. It said five British planes and two enemy planes were lost in the Battle in which 50 German planes participated. The air ministry reported that a a reconnaissance plane today Sank in june Germany As the reconnaissance Over Northwest Germany Friday two Aird Romes 1u a War office spokesman said associated press the tired Poilu Are continuing a desperate but. Not useless their resistance during the tense hours in which emissaries of their government discussed with continued on Page 6 u. S. Moves to help stranded refugees Churchill amazed at French action Calls on free French men to Aid in task of defeating germans t Ondon june minister Winston Church ill expressing British grief and amazement at France s acceptance of German armis Tice terms appealed today to j All frenchmen wherever they May be to Aid the British continued on Page 4, column 3 French to see italians monday ots Behune 23 French peace Neotia 1 tors Are expected to have their first meeting with the italians monday Exchange news a British Agency re ported from Bordeaux Early today. Official circles in Bor Deaux were said to believe it would take two or three Days to reach a settlement. Munitions sent to Uruguay Argentina june 22.-the discovery of con Traband munitions in camouflaged fruit cases in route to Uruguay from the North was reported reliably tonight from the federation department a Border area. It was recalled that Uruguay recently took Stem measures to with a nazi plot uncovered by a parliamentary investigation. Bankhead boomed for vice president i. J v1i1c for Hucl York announced tonight that 33 House demo third Terra for president Roose Crau from 21 states had organized a Campaign to have1- speaker Bankhead of Alabama nominated for vice presi. Actec1 today to Only Hope of Frances even 100 Bomers rare Over Picans stranded in Bor restoration to Liberty English coast communities France Lisbon Portugal luf1 7. A Tuni declaring that he British Jinyumi Nuciol. Deaux France jul Isuzu t. T British Eov night in another mass Demontra j and Madrid Spain after fleeing a War. Tion of air Power. They will go from Alexandria Egypt june 22, 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 bomb ers were shot Down. Coastal batteries joined in a heavy bombardment of the enemy squadrons. Bombs fell in the Harbor but continued on Page 2, column 7 anti third Wermers form organization by associated Frew Columbus Ohio june 22 formation of the constitutional government league described As a non partisan anti third term organization was announced to night Walker t. Dickerson of Colum bus chairman said the league was composed of 100 outstand ing business Industrial and professional people and would con Back. The German press emphasized that adequately based planes need not fear sea Power. The news service Dienst aus Deutseh Larid declared that eng land is Ideal subject tack in that it is a set up r for continued on Page 2, column 1 11uu1 wit. _ t the department asked officials in the three cities to advise quickly How Many persons wanted to return to the United states. Free Independent and constitutional French government could have submitted to the German armistice Churchill appealed to patched to bring Home the Refu gees would be determined the department said after the reports showed How Many persons desired to Avail themselves of such facilities. Dis Over the Heads of the French fall cuts Chance of Roosevelt re election republicans expected to advocate moderate expansion of defences to meet threats by Constantino Brown Washington june surrender of France after four weeks of heroic practically single handed fighting against the most perfect military machine the world has even seen is having in political circles Iff Washington. Despite the action of the Duke and Duchess of wind Deaux government he said a vie Sor Eft Here today for Madrid Juci it is admitted among those close to the White House that the chances of Roosevelt s re election have dropped like the Stock mar Ket at the Start of the Depres Sion. At their party own Antwun next Coath. Veil. Dickerson president of a shoe company said he supported Roosevelt in 1932 Aad 1936. In. Administration quarters it is believed that such an logical and sensible As it May will not prevail against the opposition of other candidates who will Point out that a rearmament pro Gram As envisaged by president Roosevelt will take at least two years of Gigantic military preparations St of tens of billions in debt. This estimate is based on the German figures. The Reich has spent in seven years labor in Germany was conscripted and the maximum pay la in i for stilled workmen did not sex come soon and we must not be a Day. The hours put caught unprepared As great Brit Ailand France hav. j continued on Page 3, column 1 on. Some of the president s advisers believe that this is the psychological moment for him out a statement that he does not intend to seek a third term. Oth ers believe that he will accept the it is Given go to the country utmost of their strength the forces of liberation which Are enor Mous and which faithfully and resolutely used Wil assuredly will cherish French cause agreement was announced officially three hours later in Berlin and broadcast to the German people by radio. By that hour the French Dele Gates having placed on record heir spokesman s protest against the severity of the German conditions were already Gernian air plane to Italy. End if no sieved Here that the cease fir no order May come sometime monday. This forecast was based on a belief in German circles that he French would be Able to negotiate an agreement with Italy with the same Speed As the French German armistice. The plenipotentiaries agreed on France German terms 27 hours and 20 minutes after Chancellor Adolf Hitler handed his demands to the French delegates yester Day. The armistice was signed today in the same old Railroad dining coach of the wagons lits com Pany where on Friday Hitler received the French delegates and where 22 years ago marshal Fer continued on Page 2, column 4 rumanian to renounce All personal Aims and an Oil refinery were bombed. Two British planes were reported missing As a result of bombing operations in Germany last night. Of our submarines sighted the Scharnhorst soon after she continued on Page 2, column 5 windsors going from Barcelona to Madrid by associated i Barcelona Spain june 22 Torous Britain will cherish the cause of the French and pointed out to them that a Brit a Victory was the Only possible nope for the restoration of France and the Freedom of its the prime minister s statement As read Over the British Broad Asting facilities follows his majesty s government has heard with grief and amazement that the terms dictated by the germans have been the French government at Bor Deaux. Such terms if accepted by All frenchmen would place not Only France but the French entirely at the mercy and in the Power of the German and italian dictators. Not Only would the French people be held Down and forced to work against their allies not continue Don Page 2, column s a retinue of five persons they planned to Dine at Zaragoza and possibly spend the night there Bucharest june King Carol called upon rumanian to Day to revise their entire mental attitude to conform to the new nazi patterned totalitarian party into whose hands the government has been placed. Its aim tha King said in a radio address jul be to put aside personal inter ests and aspirations in the inter est of the no one must any longer think about himself but Only of Ruma Nian National Carol said. Its typical obligations imposed on All rumanian they must work struggle renounce All continued on Page 4, column 8 Day s War news in Brief toll of traffic Bexar co. Accidents june 22. A i 1 persons in Vired. Total injured.612 total 30 bin French capitulate signing armistice in railway car in comping be Forest fighting to end six hours agree on armistice Frith Italy German command reports French soldiers in Lorraine surrender. X saying no Independent French govern ment could have acceded to German terms appeals to French men everywhere to continue the. Struggle at Britain s Side m France s Only Hope for Liberty and restoration British Krupp armament works at Essen and German aircraft plants elsewhere report battleship Scharnhorst badly damaged. Acknowledges signing hard but honorable armistice with Germany Confidence to mar Wuu Petain fighting continuing until after italian armistice on finds germans thrusting More strongly into Rhone Muey and South of the Loire bomb Alexandria four time driven off by coastal Dan naval Cannon. Geneva French Tri color still flies Over of l Recluse germans pushing in Effort to join Alpine armies gain a few mountainous lose and regain Bellegarde Between Dawn and dusk Swiss Border continues without respite

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