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gfftP-XO- 247_____WILMINGTON, N. C., FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 1940___+ + ESTABLISHED 1867.
Aliens Here
lire Ordered
b Register
Sinclair Says Must Register
Before Court Term Or
Face Grand Jury
statement is given
Persons Knowing Of Non
Registered Aliens Asked
To Report Them
District Solicitor David Sinclair
resterday added impetus to t h e
Irive for the registration of all
fens in New Hanover county by
eclaring that all persons over 16
iars of age. who are not natural
|E!1 citizens, must register with
ie clerk of superior court before
he next term of criminal court or
lev "will be presented to the
jand jury for the purpose of in
1'nder instructions of Superior
jeurt Judge W. H. S. Burgwyn and
lie county grand jury. Solicitor
snclair said yesterday he intends
o bend all his efforts to see that
the law is strictly enforced.
Aliens are defined as persons
jver 16 years of age who are not
citizens of the United States. It
lakes no difference under the law
tat country the alien is from,
dong as he is not a citizen, of
* United States.
Sinclair further asked that "any
te knowing of any alien who is
»t registered will kindly report
ie name to the chief of police
t to Sheriff C. David Jones i»
der that the proper prosecution
if such persons shall immediately
«ke place ”
Die solicitor said he his written
d the sheriff and the chief of
dice and to the immigration in
terior here for the purpose of
laving their combined offices
mke known to the next grand
ury any alien who has failed to
«piy with the law.
Sinclair has also taken up the
tatter with the clerks and law en
ticement officers in Pender, Co
IConfiiiued on Page Ten, Col. 5)
s Accused Of Receiving
targe Amounts Of Plumb
ing Materials Here
Kirby C. Sidbury, disbarred Wil
'®gton lawyer, was arrested yester
•' morning by city police, aided by
!umy officers, and charged with
giving large amounts of plumb
materials stolen from the ware
tuse of the Hyman Supply company
^ Police, in raids on various
s*cts al)out the city and county, dis
Pired water pumps, large amounts
a'r,e of several sizes, lavatories,
*ts antl tanks, bathtubs, roofing
c *r' .pairit and large amounts of
raTtf 'Vtlicl1 they said were stolen
1( be Hyman Stipply company by
^ 6®Pioyes and received by Sid
biirs making the imrAcfto-nttnnQ
Partly a,'d South Carolina:
' lou<ly Friday and Saturday.
®4iii/;S03'cal data for the 24 hours
p._m. yesterday).
1:30 a temperature
»: SO: 14; 7:30 a. m. 78; 1:30 p.
"‘"inuim « p' m- 79; maximum 85;
'<1. mean 79: normal 77.
1:39 a. m Humidity
“■73:7-3n'^9°: 1:30 a- m- 86; 1:30 p.
•™ P. in. 82.
. total fot Precipitation
01 incheti. hours ending 7:30 p. m..
J"th. 24i’i„;tal since first of the
* ** inches.
Tides For Today
““lington High How
lr, 4:25a 11:54a
"as°nboro Inut 5:10p. -
ln|at - 2;12a 8;37a
Jfise 5-oot « . 3:03P 9:16p
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nt“1Uei cn Pane Five; Col. 4)
? Canada
_ _
MONTEBELLO, Que., June 13.—(/P>—Crown Princess Juliana of
The Netherlands and her two baby girls, (shown above) fleeing the
war in Europe, took refuge tonight in the rugged Laurentian mountain
country 40 miles east of Canada’s capital, Ottawa. The princess was
given ten rooms at the Seigniory club, the famous log chateau of this
woodland retreat on the Ottawa river. She arrived by special train
from Halifax shortly after noon. _
Unidentified Destroyer
Sighted Off Southport
- +
Some Believe Craft Is Brit
ish One Waiting For Ital
ian Vessel Jo Sail
A warship of the destroyer type
svas sighted near the lightship off
the coast of Southport yesterday
put the belief that the vessel was
pf the British navy could not be
Fishermen from Southport re
ported on returning to* port that
:he unidentified ship was flying a
plue and white flag, but they were
unable to get close enough to tell
;he nationality.
Receives Reports
Captain J. I. Davis, of the Cape
Fear Pilofte association at South
port, said that he had received the
reports but from the information
ie oobtained he believed the vessel
;o be an U. S. navy destroyer,
probably on neutrality patrol be
tween Norfolk, Va., and Charies
on, S. C.
The belief that the warship might
lave been an English , ship was
leightened by the knowledge that
he 4,679-ton Italian freighter
^ilaerperosa is at present tied up
it the Seaboard docks in Wilming
on where she has been loading
Work of loading the cargo of
scrap iron was halted Tuesday, of
(Continued on Page Three, Col. 1)
Make Call For Miscella
neous Levies That Would
Raise $240,000,000
WASHINGTON, June 13. — UP) —
Senate finance committee members
suggested today that miscellaneous
taxes to raise more than $240,000,000
, vear—including a cent-a-bottle soft
drink levy-be added to the $1,004,
000,000- defense revenue measure vot
ed by the house.
The committee, continuing hear,
ings on the tax legislation, received
a proposal from Chairman Harrison
(D Miss) that a sliding scale of
amusement taxes might be imposed
™ raise an additional $60,000,000 a
year The pending bill would de
crease the exemption on admissions
from 40 to 30 cents, but Harrison
urged that a sliding scale starting
on 10-cent admissions be enacted in
(Continued on Page Five; Col- 4)
Five Air Raids Made
On Malta Naval Base
VALETTA, Malta, Jdne 13—
(/P)—Five air raids were made
today on this British naval base
in the Mediterranean.
Anti-aircraft fire was heard
but details were lacking.
Four Italian ships intercepted
by the British contraband con
trol before Italy’s declaration of
war have been seized by the po
lice. One will be released to
take Italian nationals to Italy.
Hostile naval craft have not
approached the shores of Malta.
Measure To Oust CIO Mari
time Leader Approved
On 329 To 42 Vote
WASHINGTON, June 13—(A>)—
The House approved 329 to 42, to
day a bill directing the attorney
general to deport Harry Bridges.
CIO west coast maritime leader,
to Australia, immediately. The
measure now goes to the senate.
As originally introduced by rep
resentative Allen (D-La), the bill
was aimed at possible deportation
of Bridges as an undesirable alien,
but provided for a hearing and
At the last minute, however, re
presentative Van Zandt (R-Pa) se
(Continued on Page Five; Col. 5)
h ' 1 — ■
Senate Votes
For Red Cross
Bloc Drafts Plans To Op
pose Direct Transfer Of
Military Equipment
Way Cleared For Bill To
Allow Indirect Assistance
;To Britain And France
Unanimously and unquestioningly,
the senate approved a $50,000,000
appropriation for Red Cross relief
work among the homeless civilians
of the allied lands today, but a
bloc of senators was reported to
be organizing to prevent any direct
transfer of military equipment
from this government to Great
Britain or Prance.
At the same time there were
accumulating indications that con
gress would be in session for some
time to come. Speaker Bankhead
said that original plans for ad
journing on June 22 probably would
have to be abandoned, and majori
ty leader Rayburn assured the re
publican members that they would
have “all the opportunity to stay
in Washington this summer’’ that
they may desire.
Urge Long Session
Republicans in both houses of
congress had adopted resolutions
opposing adjournment so long as
the present European crisis con
tinues. A mumber of democrats
also had urged that congress stay
in Washington.
The question came up on the
House floor today, with Rep.
Treadway (R-Mass) asserting that
Mr. Roosevelt had endeavored to
“run to cover” in his recent state
ments and to dispel any idea that
he was anxious for congress to go
Mr. Roosevelt had requested the
$50,000,000 Red Cross appropria
tion on Tuesday, saying that it
would express America’s sympathy
with civilian war victims by a
“concrete example of our inherent
and decent” generosity. Later he
told a press conference that the
relief would go entirely to the al
lied countries because it was im
possible to get supplies into the
lands of their enemies.
Senator Adams (D-Colo) presen
ted the appropriation today as an
amendment to the pending work
relief bill. Under the terms of the
legislation the money is to be spent
by the Red Cross or other agen
cies to buy supplies in the United
States. There was a consequent
prospect that the expenditure
would reduce American surpluses
of farm products.
Meeting Held
Senators were chary of commen
ting on the formation of the bloc
to prevent direct governmental mil
itary assistance to the Allies. But
it is known that one meeting had
already been held, in the office of
Senator Clark (D-Mo), attended by
several senators and one member
of the House.
One of those who was present
said that the group would raise
no objection to selling army and
navy equipment to the Allies
through the intermediary of a pri
(Continued on Page Five; Col. 3)
Turkish Officials Declare
That Agreement Has Ap
proval Of Their Allies
ANKARA, June 13.—(iP)—Turkey
signed a pact with Germany today
for the exchange of 14,000,000 Ameri
can dollars worth of tobacco for
spare machinery parts, but Turkish
officials said the treaty had the ap
proval of their Allies, Britain and
France, and represented no lessen
ing of the alliance.
The Allies, it was said, do not ob
ject to Turkish tobacco going to Ger
many, nor to Turkey getting ma
chines and parts from Germany
which she cannot get elsewhere.
Most of the parts are for the nation
al railways.
rrouucis ncauj
Officials said the products were
ready to be shipped and probably
would be entirely moved within the
next two weeks.
The deal thus was interpreted as
a sign that Turkey thinks it not like
ly she will be involved in the new
Mediterranean war in that time.
The country reaffirmed its purpose
to stand by the French-British alli
ance, and the press punctuated this
decision with scatching attacks up
on Italy, although the cabinet has
concluded that for the present it is
not wise to take an active part in the
Preparations for any contingency
were rushed, including the systemat
ic calling of more men to the colors.
American officials of the Socony
Vacuum company still lacked con
(Continued on Page Ten, Col. V)
King Calls Upon People To
Put Everything They
Have Into Conflict
ROME, June .13—(ffl—Italy waged
war or fought off attacks with her
air and sea forces in half a dozen
scattered zones tonight, and Fas
cists predicted their armies, too,
would be on the.march before long.
On the third day of sparce and
inconclusive war-making, King Vit
torio Emanuele called upon all the
peoples of the new Roman empire
to put everything they have into
the conflict “for the cause of jus
tice and Italy’s own indepen
(The only report of action by
Italian land forces c. ne from Cai
ro, and said the British took 62
prisoners in a skirmish with Ita
lians on the desert near the Egyp
tian-Libyan border.
(The announcement by Lieut.
(Continued on Page Ten; Co). 6)
Pledge To Continue War
Made After French Pre
mier Calls On F. R.
LONDON, June 14 (Friday).—(iP)—
Great Britain, drawing from forces
reserved for defense of her own
island in face of an expected Nazi
invasion, rushed reinforcements to
France today and renewed her pledge
“to continue the struggle at all costs
in France, in this island, upon the
ocean and in the air wherever it may
lead us.”
This pledge was made shortly after
Premier Reynaud in a dramatic radio
broadcast said there was “no sense”
in continued resistance unless there
was a “common” demcoratic victory
in sight, and had asked for “clouds"
of airplanes from the United States
to defend “Wounded" France.
Will Continue Aid
“Great Britain will continue to
give the utmost aid in her power,”
said the British government’s mes
sage to France.
“We shall never turn from the
conflict until France stands safe and
erect in all her grandeur, until the
wrong and the wronged and en
slaved states and peoples have been
liberated and until civilization is free
from the nightmare of Naziism "
The British said they would share
with France the costs of repairing
the ravages of war.
British pledges were made as
Paris stood half-encircled.
A military spokesman said if the
French were forced to retire further
they would fight up to the outskirts
of Paris on the north and then would
form a continuous line immediately
behind the city to prevent its being
made a battlegroufld.
“All arrangements have been made
to enable this maneuver to be car
ried out if decided upon,” the spokes
man said.
With every available fighting man,
gun and tank pledged to a "death
(Continued on Page Three, Col. 4)
Royal Air Force Bombers
Make Raids On Red Sea
Coast, Ethiopia
LONDON, June 13—(fl)—R o y a 1
air force bombers were reported
officially today to have blown up
Itaiian gasoline and ammunition
dumps in raids on the Red Sea
coast and in Ethiopis.
An air ministry communique
said the powerhouse, gasoline
dump and barracks at the Italian
(Continued on Page Ten, Col. 3)
White House Asserts
All Possible Aid Is
Being Sent To Allies
WASHINGTON, June 13.—(ff)
—The White House, commenting
on Premier Reynaud’s “new and
final” appeal for United States
help, said tonight that “every
thing is being done that possibly
can Im done.”
Attaches at the executive man
sion said Stephen Early, presi
dential secretary, had directed
them to relay that word to any
reporters who inquired.
The text of Reynaud's appeal
had not yet been received here.
Praises Soldiers For Vic
tory That Cost Great
Britain 144 Warships
BERLIN, June 14—UP)—(Friday)
Adolf Hitler today pronounced the
Norwegian campaign finished and
in an order of the day called the
victory in the north one of the
brightest pages of German history
in which 144 enemy war vessels
and transports had been destroyed
Hitler said the English blockade
against Germany was broken, and
that Germany was now is posses
sion of a “strategically important
flank position” facing the English
east coast.
“The British effort to dominate
this region, so necessary to Ger
many, has been shattered, thanks
to your willingness to sacrifice,”
Hitler said to his soldiers.
“I made the utmost demands of
you, you have more than fulfilled
A summary of the operations
issued simultaneously stated Ger
many hid lost three cruisers, 10 de
stroyers, six submarines, one
torpedo boat and 15 other naval
craft, but otherwise had suffered
surprisingly light losses, including
only 90 planes, 1,317 soldiers killed
(Continued on Page Ten, Col. 6)
Challenges Americans To
‘Declare Selves Against
Nazi Germany’
TOURS, France, June 13— <-T> —
Premier Paul Reynaud made a
“final” appeal tonight to President
Roosevelt for "clouds’’ of aircraft
and challenged Americans to "de
clare themselves against nazi Ger
"We know what a high place
ideals hold in the great American
people," he said in a broadcast to
his country while the German in
vaders struck down on both sides of
“Will they hesitate yet to declare
themselves against nazi Germany?”
"Losing The Battle”
He spoke of the French as "los
ing this battle,” but declared that
“despite our reverses the power of
the democracies remains Immense.
We have a right to hope that the
day is coming when all that power
will be placed in force.”
But he remarked pointedly that
France’s fight "has no further
sense” if a growing hope of a "com
mon” victory is not seen — “even
far away.”
In announcing his second plea to
Mr. Roosevelt for aid — the first,
asking all aid short of an expedi
tionary force having been made
public today—the premier declared:
“It is necessary that clouds of
airplanes come from across the At
lantic to crush the evil power that
has descended over Europe.”
Having already been promised
the full material aid of the United
States, this urgent request was
taken to mean that he had in mind
that planes should be rushed here
in actual flight across the ocean.
Army Sacrificed
“. . . every free man,” he said,
“must know that France’s army,
(Continued on Page Three, Col. 2)
Nazis Say French Army
Will Not Defend Paris
Germans Are Certain De
cision Will Be Reached
Within Next Few Hours
BERLIN, June 13—(A>)—Authori
lative reports of an impending
German radio ultimatum for sur
render of Paris, with the alterna
tive of devastation, were followed
tonight by a published report that
the French would not defend the
city from within.
The report was carried under a
Paris dateline by DNB, the Ger
man news agency. Oen interpre
tation here was that the French
decision had been made to save
the city on the Seine from the
fate of smashed Warsaw.
None could say, however, wheth
er it could be regarded as satis
faction in advance of the expected
demand from the German high
command that the French capital
actually surrender.
Fate Uncertain
This left uncertain the real war
fate of Paris.
There also was no official con
firmation that negotiations were
under way through a third -arty
—apparently the United States em
bassy at Paris—to withdraw the
battlezone from Paris.
Reliable but unofficial source
said, however, that United States
Ambassador William C. Bullitt had
relayed a message from the
French, saying that only firemen
and police remained to watch over
the newly declared “open city.’’
(Continued on Page Ten; Col. 4)
Deputy Sheriff Killed,
Convict Guard Wounded
deputy sheriff was killed and a con
vict guard was shot in the side about
G p. m. today in the Ivy Gap section
of Yancey county
The dead deputy is Bud Towe,
about 45, the father of several chil
Clay McIntosh, 24, guard at the
State convict camp near here, is in
Mission hospital in Asheville with a
pistol bullet wound in the right side.
His condition is said to be good.
The two men were shot by two
unidentified men they sought to
question in connection with the rob
bery today of Mrs. Eliza Angel of
I he Fox Creek section of this county.
Many Ethiopian Youths
Are Anxious To Fight
JERUSALEM, June 13. — (JP) —
Many Ethiopian youths here today
telegraphed Haile Selassie, in Eng
land, that they awaited his order to
go to Kenya colony (British) and
join the former emperor’s forces In
fighting the Italians for restoration
of their homeland.
The Italian hospital in'Jerusalem
and other Italian buildings were
transferred to Ethiopian ownership
LONDON, June 13.—(JP)—Forma
tion of a Czechoslovak air force in
France was announced today. Czech
fliers have been fighting with thn
| French.
NEW YORK, June 13—<>P>—
As sirens screamed and thou
sands cheered, a ship of war
destined to be one of the might
iest units in this country s first
line of defense skidded down
the launching ways into the
East river today.
It was christened the U. S. S.
North Carolina and was pro
claimed by the governor of that
state and the secretary of the
navy as a symbol of the step
ped-up defense program order
ed by the United States since
Europe was plunged into war.
“It speaks a language that
even a dictator can under
stand,” said Gov. Clyde R. Hoey
shortly before bis daughter,
Isabel Young Hoey, smashed a
bottle of French champagne
across the ship’s bow. “It rep
resents another effort of our
great nation to provide an ade
quate defense.”
“It is the ships completed in
time of peace which make a na
tion strong enough to preserve
peace,” said Navy Secretary
Charles Edison. “We tried sin
cerely but in vain to halt world
rearmament. We build now, not
not to aggress, but to be too
strong to be aggressed.”
“Though this vessel was de
signed and built for the purpose
of improving our national de
fense,” added Rear Admiral
Clark H. Woodward, comman
dant of the Brooklyn Navy
Yard, “we hope that its great
role will be to increase our peace
The North Carolina, 35,000
tons and 750 feet long, is a sis
ter ship of the Washington,
which was launched at Phila
delphia on June 1, and of four
others of the same class now
under construction. The first
battleships ' launched by this
country since 1921, when the
major naval powers limited the
size and power of navies, they
far surpass the United States
dreadnaughts now in action and
rank with the world’s most
powerful floating fortresses.
It will be another year before
the Washington and North
Carolina are completed, and in

two or three years after that
they themselves will be outclass
ed. Work already has been start
ed or ordered on four 45,000-ton
After the North Carolina slip
ped off the ways a dozen tugs
pulled her to a dry dock where
she will be fitted out with her
armament, including nine 16
inch guns capable of firing a
one-ton projectile 20 land miles.
Some 30,000 persons viewed
the ceremonies but all were un
der war-time restrictions. To
guard against sabotage and
espionage, hundreds of police
patrolled outside the navy yard
walls, hundreds of marines and
sailors were on duty inside, and
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