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errigkson hurls
bees to VICTORY
(.jves i !» But Four Hits As
]’(,ston Comes Back To De
1 feat Chicago, 4 To 2
BOSTON, June 14—W—'.Refresh
Jby three days’ rest and bol
e ,‘d by the effective pitching of
Errickson, the Bees turned
‘Cthe Chicago Cubs today and
0"„ed their first win in eight
, gainst Gabby Hartnett’s
,sf;‘bv a 4-2 margin.
Frrickson yieded just four hits,
. , onjv two of them figured in
“u Chicago scoring. Paced by
R.'ddv Hassett, who got four for
, ‘including a two-bagger, the
rU clouted Vern Olsen for eight
t their ton blows before the south
(' ',v,c s relieved by Charley Root
pf'r the seventh inning.
a Bassett's lead-off single and Sib
.. sistV= triple to right-center gave
“ Bees a run in the first inning.
t the next frame, Eddie Miller
"bed first on an error and
"red from second after Hassett
Angled The Be£s clinched the
oan'e in the sixth when Errick
t0n scored on Hassett’s double.
' \fter running up a string of 10
successive hits. Hassett broke it
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■ 1 « _ 3 0 0 2 (I
‘ _ 2 0 0 0 2
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Coil' XH*"-_1 _0_0_0_0
Totals _ 32 2 4 24 17
x_n.itt.'d for Olsen in Sth.
Batted for Collins in 9th.
nx—Ratted for Mattick in 9th.
mx—Ratted for Root in 9th.
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Co, ,f--5 5 0 10
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West. <-1 - . A - n n
T1 ...nil Oh _ 40106
jjW2h--~ 0 0 0 0 0
Erriekson. J J J j j
Totals_ 34 4 10 27 14
fllii„0 _ 010 000 010—2
Errors: Mattick. Herman, Miller.
r,„vv,.iI Runs hatted in: Collins, Sisti.
ila<«etr 2. Rowell. Two base hits: Hack,
Ha-*:tt. Ross. Three base hit: Sisti.
Stolen base: Hack. Double plays:
Rowell. Millet and Hassett. Left on
Chicago 7; Boston 11. Bases on
Balls■ off Olsen 5. off Erriekson 4.
Struck out: hy Olsen 5, by Erriekson
1 Hits off: Olsen S in 7 innings: off
Knot 2 in i. Passed ball: Collins. Los
ing" pitcher: Olsen. Umpires: Dunn.
:,rda and Sears. Time: 1:54. Atten
dance: 1.657.
Gatehouse Hurls Boston
To 5-1 Win Over Chicago
CHICAGO. June 14—(JP>—The Bos
ton Red Sox rode to a 5 to 1 victory
over the White Sox tonight on
Denny Galehouse's steady seven-hit
pitching before 40,104 in Chicago’s
i first nislit game of the season in
Comiskey park.
Poerr. 2h _5 0 14 3
Cramer, rf _ 5 2 2 2 0
Viimcv. rf _5 12 4 0
II, _4 13 7 2
Williams. If _ 4 0 0 2 0
Cronin *s _ 4 0 0 5 2
Talirr. 31, 3 0 0 1 2
Pesautels. c _ 110 10
Gatehouse. p _ 2 0 0 1 1
Totals _ 33 5 S 27 10
Kennedv. 3b _ 4 0 0 1 2
Knhf-i. lb 3 0 0 9 2
Kr,-evieli. ,-f _ _4 0 16 0
Wright, rf . _4 0 12 1
Appling, ss _ 4 0 13
Rosenthal if _4 0 10 0
McNair, ih _3 1113
Tresh. e __ 4 0 3 5 0
Rignev. p 0 0 0 0 0
Bilvestri. z . .. 1 0 0 0 0
Appleton, p _ 0 0 0 2 0
Totals__ 31 1 7 27 11
i—Batted for Rigney in 7th.
Chicago _ ___ 000 210 110—f>
Chicago_ 000 010 000—1
Error: Kennedy. Runs batted in: Wil
iams 2. Desautels, Doerr, Tresh. Two
■ase hits: Rosenthal. McNair. Three
base hit: Doerr. Sacrifices: Rigney 2.
(■alehouse 2. Double play: Doerr, Cron
in and Foxx. Left on bases: Boston 0.
Chicago 7. Rases on balls: off Gale
house 2: off Rigney 5. Struck out: by i
."’my T Ilirs: off Rigney 7 in 7 in- (
J'ngs: off Appleton 1 in 2 innings. Flit
hy pitcher: by Appleton (Desautels).
hosing pitcher: Rigney. Umpires: Sum- 1
2.ers- Quinn. Rommel and Pipgras.
Jime: 2:02. Attendance (actual) 40,104.
forfeits jewelry
XEW YORK, June 14— CflP)—Mrs,
Harrison Williams, often called ene
the world's best dressed women,
forfeited jewelry valued at
10,500 which had been seized by
customs inspectors, a libel filed in
“dural court disclosed today.
enouncing- !
a^nages delivered | fe
anywhere in city, ea. 11)
Week n 1>“0NE 771
S,» a- m- ’tH B P- m.
"la> 8 a. in. ’til 9 p. m.
American League
Cleveland 8; Philadelphia 0.
Detroit 10; Washington 1.
New York 12; St. Louis 3.
Boston 5; Chicago 1.
National League
Brooklyn 2: Cincinnati 0.
Boston 4 ; Chicago -2. *
New York 8; Pittsburgh 6.
St. Louis 6; Philadelphia 2.
American League
_ , Won Lost Pet.
Boston- 28 16 .636
Cleveland - 30 21 .588
Detroit - 27 20 .574
Jvew York - 26 22 542
Chicago - 23 27 .460
8t. Louis _ 21 20 420
Washington _21 31 .401
Philadelphia _ 10 9Q 'nor.
National League
Won Lost Pet.
Brooklyn _31 13 705
Cincinnati -32 1(5 !(5(57
New York -20 15 .(550
Chicago - 2(5 25 .510
Philadelphia_ 1(5 27 .372
Pittsburgh _ 15 27 357
St. Louis- 1(5 20 .35(5
Boston- 14 27 .341
.new YORK, June 14—(2P)—Probable
pitchers in the major leagues tomorrow
(won-lost records in paretntheses):
National League
Cincinnati at Brooklyn—Walters (9-2)
vs. Carleton (3-0).
Chicago at Boston—French (7-4) vs.
Posedel (3-5).
Pittsburgh at New York — Bowman
(3-4) vs. Hubbell (5-2) or Schumacher
St. Louis at Philadelphia — Cooper
(0-3) vs. Beck (2-1).
American League
New York at St. Louis—Pearson (5-2)
vs. Bildilli (2-4).
Boston at Chicago—Hash (4-3) vs.
Smith (3-6).
Washington at Detroit (2)—Hudson
(3-8) and Leonard (8-5) vs. Newson
(6-1) and Corsica (1-1).
Philadelphia at Cleveland — Caster
(1-9) vs. Dobson (0-2).
(Continued from Page One)
tack and later had sent his Nazi
legions crashing into these same
The army plan called for three
big training centers. Randolph
Field, Tex., Maxwell Field, Ala.,
and Moffett Field, Calif. By De
cember, Secretary Woodring said
1,292 potential fliers will be enter
ing upon a course of training every
five weeks. Of the annual 10,600,
he’ said, 7,000 will be pilots, and
the remainder bombardiers and
The Course
The course will run for 35 weeks,
he explained, with the first ten
weeks devoted to primary train
ing, the next ten to basic training,
the third ten to advanced train
ing and the final five to specialized
combat flying.
On Capitol Hill, Senator Pepper
(D-Fla) proposed that the Presi
dent be given authority to direct
the airplane industry to deliver
50.000 warplanes by a fixed date.
Pepper drafted a resolution
which would put into operation a
1916 statute directing industry to
accept government contracts in
stead of others.
The effect of the resolution, Pep
per said, would be to notify the
Allies that the “whole economic
power” of the United States was
to be turned to the production of
warplanes, on which the govern
ment could waive priority to per
mit the Allies to take them.
He said the resolution was broad
cuuugii lu pci mu/ me i icsiucin tu
order General Motors, Ford,
Chrysler and other automobile
plants to cease making passenger
automobiles and turn to aircraft
“There would be some prospect
then.” Pepper told reporters, “that
the skies over Europe would ac
tually be filled with American air
craft. If the allies knew this, I be
lieve that they would have the
stamina to continue the fight un
;il they get these planes.”
Attend Conference
Because of the crisis of the Al
ied cause, and the appeal of Pre
ttier Reynaud for American as
sistance, reporters flocked to Mr.
cloosevelt’s press conference in al
ttost record numbers. The first
juestion put to the chief executive
iealt with Reynaud’s appeal.
It had not yet been formally re
ceived, Mr. Roosevelt said, but
he answer was simple: the United
states was doing all it possibly
could for the Allies.
Previously, Mr. Roosevelt had
announced he had signed the $1,
198,000.000 appropriation bill for
ncreasing the size of the army
and providing it with mammoth
stores of equipment.
He also disclosed the creation of
a new committee to help with the
creparedness task. This, he said,
was the national defense research
■'ommittee, to be led by Dr. Van
aevar Bush, head of the Carnegie
Institution and of the National
Advisory Committee for Aeronau
tics. Its job will be to see In what
way the laboratories of the country
and their research scientists, can
aelp in expediting the defense pro
The day was notable for many
other developments related to de
fense and the war abroad. Among
them was a request by the Presi
dent for an appropriation of $8,
127,000 for river and harbors work
inked with the defense problem,
ncluding the dredging of a 40-foot
channel in the Delaware River,
Erom Philadelphia to the sea. 3
ISTANBUL, June 14—UP)—Turk
sh maritime authorities announ
-ed tonight that navigation off the
southwest coast of Turkey is ex
remely perilous because of mines
aid by t/e Italians around the
[talian-owned Dodecanese islands,
rurkish ships were ordered to t
jvoid these waters until the defi- :
cite location of the mine field is :
mown. 4 j
(Continued from Page One)
censorship from Tours generally was
For half ah hor anti-aircraft guns
thundered tonight in Tours itself.
Refugees reaching here declared
they had been bombed and machine
gunned west of Paris yesterday, and
that many had been killed or
Next Strong Barrier
If the war goes on, the Loire river
line through Tours and Orleans is
the next strong natural barrier for a
new defense.
(The valley is the gateway to the
center of France. Orleans, the near
est point to Paris, is 70 miles south
of the capitol).
The German charge into the very
mouths of the mighty guns in the
Maginot line was' said by the French
command to have been spearheaded
with tanks and airplanes, all of
which were declared beaten back.
It had been acknowledged earlier,
however, that Nazi thrusts between
Paris and the Maginot line were
threatening it from the rear and that
the line was being turned from
Montmedy, its northern anchor.
(Prom Bern. Switzerland, it was
reported that what German-Ilalian
sources called a “death blow’’ ap
peared to threaten Prance through
a German offensive on the upper
Rhine coordinated with an Italian of
fensive on the Maritime Alps.
Well Prepared
(Allied sources called such a disas
ter “possible," but said France was
so well-armed and prepared in those
sectors that such double blows could
be struck only if the French fail
to hold the German onslaught south
of Paris.
German troop concentrations north
of the Swiss border apparently w’ere
still there awaiting orders.
(Neutral sources said the French
had little to fear from an Italian
land drive across the Alpine fortress
regions but that the valleys of the
Durance and Rhone rivers might be
reached by air.
(In this connection reports circu
lated in Switzerland that both Ger
man and Italian parachute troops
had arrived at Italian air bases in
the provinces of Piedmont and Li
Last Hours
The last hours of Paris as a free
city of France were described sadly
here today by a few of those civilians
who had stayed on there almost to
the end.
They told of small groups of men—
unwilling to leave in the face of any
disaster — still sitting in alternate
sun and shadow at the boulevard
cafes; of a city filled with a great
and unaccustomed silence where only
the police still stood guard.
The high command did not say
specifically where the German effort
to storm the Maginot line occurred,
other than that it was west of the
Saar river, nor over how wide a
But the stretch westward from
Sarreguemines, where the river joins
the line, to Montmedy, the line’s
western extremity, is 77 miles.
This frontal attack apparently was
intended to coordinate with the turn
ing operation effected by the Ger
(Continued from Page One)
thing short of a declaration of war
by the United States could effec
tively alter the situation.”
The Daily Mail and the Labonte
Herald railed at Britain’s previous
“complacency” and “fantastic un
preparedness,” but both counseled
postponement of the “inquest un
til later. .
Official Britain predicted an
early German “peace offensive’
but declared that Allied and United
States industries would build up
“a weight of armaments with
which Hitler will be quite unable
to compete.”
British official circles sought to
put the best face possible on the
fall of Paris, predicting that
France would continue the strug
gle and noting that the French
withdrawal “was a military, not
a political decision.”
Won to Finish
Regardless of the outcome, these
quarters added, Britain is in the
war to a finish. 3
Britain’s determination to fight on
despite the reverses in France was
voiced by Harold Nicolson, parlia
mentary secretary of the ministry of
information, who declared:
“It will not be on the dry land of
Europe that this war will be won. It
will be upon the seas and in the air;
in distant continents; so soon as un
limited resources of the British Em
pire and of the Americas can be
mobilized to turn the scale.”
Nicolson, speaking before a Leice-'
ster political meeting, declared Adolf
Hitler’s prophecy that England
would be brought to her knees by
mid-August “will not be fulfilled.”
“And when he finds autumn draw
ing into winter, and that the great
-esources of our own industry as well
is those the United States are build
ng up against him a weight of arma
ments with which he will be quite
mable to compete, he will recognize
hat victory is no longer possible
“Then he will turn and twist in Mic
lope of inducing this country and
ler allies to make peace that will be
10 more real than the peace he im- j
rosed on Czecho slovakia.
(Continued from Page One)
the status of the school’s German
professor, a Viennese refugee op-,
posed to Nazi theories.
Von Spiegel said the books in
question were “four or five fairy
tales,” offered as prizes for stu
dents, and denied any effort to in
stitute Nazi propaganda in the uni
Von Spiegel today disclaimed
any German territorial ambitions
in the western hemisphere, saying
specifically “Germany does not
want Florida, Georgia or Louis
He said:
“I am confident that the Ger
man government will be satisfied
with regaining her possessions in
Africa—and possibly a little more.”
Will Remember
“Nevertheless my country will
not forget that the United States
did everything in its power to aid
her enemies,” he said, intimating
a reduction in German American
“The new Germany will be sell
sufficient, with oil from Holland
and Rumania, and wheat and woo!
from her friend, Russia, and count
less other supplies from other Eur
opean countries.”
Von Spiegel said Spain would
soon join me coninci agamsi
France, which he predicted would
capitulate “in a matter of days.”
He said Germany had 28,000 fight
ing planes despite losses.
Von Spiegel was a World war U
boat commander until his capture
by the British in 1917.
The States quoted Von Spiegel
as follows:
“When General Weygand and
Monsieur Reynaud get together and
realize that the United States isn’t
going to send any more men, they
will capitulate as did Leopold of
Belgium, who foresaw the might
and power of the German army.
“Germany has at her command
some 28,000 fighting planes, in
spite of losses of the current cam
paign. The German high com
mand never issues a communique
unless the figures are authentic,
so we may be sure that the losses
of the Allied planes—3.500—is a
true and exact figure.
“Since the Allied armies of
France and England only boasted
a full fighting strength of 10,000
planes, the loss of one-third of this
number is a definite detriment to
and futre campaign — if there
are any future campaigns.
Have Been Preparing
“For the past 20 years we have
been preparing, while France and
England have been sleeping, ex
peeting that they were safe.’1’ •
“Our tanks have proven their
effectiveness in the Flanders cam
paigns and in the current battle
for the French capital. No matter
how brave the French troops are
—and there is no doubt that they
are marvelous troops—they cannot
use bravery against the force and
power ol the deadly tanks and
mechanized units of our lightening
“Germany does not want Flori
da, Georgia or Louisiana, nor do
they want any portion of the west
ern hemisphere. I am confident
that the German government will
be satisfied with regaining her pos
sessions in Africa, and possibly a
little more.
“Nevertheless, my country will
not forget that when she was fight
ing bitterly for her very life, the
United States gave every material
aid to her enemies. 4
(Continued from Page One)
of the Committee for American
It was circulated among the au
dience last night and many signa
tures were affixed in preparation
for its submission to the President
and to North Carolina’s senators
and representatives. It will be cir
culated throughout the city today
tor the benetit ot any other per
sons wishing to add their signa
Copies may be obtained at the
following places: rooms 714 and 808
in the Murchison building, the main
display room at the MacMillan and
Cameron company,, and at the of
fice of Addison H. Hewlett, Jr., in
the I. O. O. F. building.
Purpose Explained
Marshall opened the gathering
by informing the audience of its
purpose: “To stimulate an aw'are
ness of the necessity for American
Rabbi Thurman spoke first, say
i ig: "Prociain preparedness through
out the land and to all the peoples
Stating that this is the “fight
of the Lord,” he said, "I don’t
think we can put all the responsi
bility on the Lord. As you know,
He helps those who- help them
selves. Let us have some action.”
To those who bring up the
statement that England and
France owe the United States
money the rabbi said: “They are
paying their debt to us through the
lives of their boys and men. Every
man in England and France who
is being baptised in blood is pay
ing his country’s debt to us.”
1-Ie made a sweeping condemna
tion of subversive activity in the
United States by advocating that
“every communist, nazi and fascist
should be deported from the United
States.” This statement was greet
ed with wild applause from the
“Streamlined Termites”
"It is our duty,” he said, “to
send them to the nations where
:hey can enjoy the form of gov- |
n-nment they are advocating here,
bet’s get rid of these streamlined
“The United States will be safe
from the world when it becomes an
oasis of hope in a desert of despair.”
C. H. Hogue, opening his remarks
with “if past events have not con
vinced you of the need for prepared
ness, no speaker under God’s heaven
can,” talked in behalf of a drastic
program of enforced preparedness.
“In my humble judgment we must
have universal military training and
we must be willing to subordinate
some of the principles we hold dear
—freedom of speech, freedom of as
sembly and freedom of worship.”
In showing the need for this sacri
fice he said each of these privileges,
improperly used, tend to allow ad
vocates of alien doctrines to hide un
der the protection of democracy
while they cry for its downfall.
Need Adequate Training
“We must have adequate military
training to meet the menace. With
out this training, regardless of all the
equipment you may have, if you send
this equipment into battle manned
by men without knowledge of its
operation, that's not war — that’s
He continued, declaring: "We
must put ourselves to the task of
preparing. It can't be done in three
months — Hitler has been forming
and training armies in Germany for
seven years.
“And you are now seeing in full
flower the coordination of a govern
ment, an army staff, men and ma
chines. It is a machine we must be
prepared to meet.”
_ Moroline is a “ one-jar ready-aic
kit”. Use as a dressing for minoi
bums, bruises and irritations. Safe.
A M Always Demand
(Continued from Page One)
tary sources said, brought not so
much as a pause in the wedge
like advance of German forces on
both sides of the city from across
the Marne and lower Seine rivers.
“It appears doubtful,” they add
ed, “whether the plan evolved by
the British-French leadership to
erect a new line of defense on the
Loire river can still be effectively
carried out.”
(That French line would be in
tended to protect central France
and the great highways leading to
Tours, an emergency French capi
tal, which only today was being
evacuated by the French govern
News of developments along the
Maginot line was scarce. The an
nouncement of the beginning of
this new frontal attack was curt,
but undoubtedly the Nazi airforce
will play a big part, as it did
against the Belgian defenses.
The Saar front, theater of the
action, is the only place between
the Maginot line and the German
west wall fortifications where the
two armies can get at one another
without having the broad Rhine as
an additional hindrance.
All along the upper Rhine heavy
artillery duelling was reported.
The fall of Paris was announced
in Berlin by the ringing of church
The press pictured the occupa
tion as one of waving swastikas.
The newspaper Nachtausgabe
said Germans were marching "ov
er the boulevards and the Champs
Elysees on which ‘the victory pa
rade of the Allies’ was held 21
years ago,” and added:
"Soon they will stand before the
castle of Versailles in which 21
years ago the last paragraphs of
a vulgar dictate were written.”
Meanwhile, correspondents with
the German armies in the field
reported an interview with Dr. Ot
to Dietrich, Hitler’s personal press
chief, in which he said the Allied
talk of obtaining additional aid and
developing new weapons was a
matter for astonishment and
“Germany,” he said, “is simply
unbeatable, no matter what may
yet come.
“The Fuehrer towers high above
all our enemies. Nothing can avert
their defeat and disaster.”
Tonight, the invading Nazis held
all the English channel west to
Le Havre; Paris itself; strategic
positions behind the Maginot line
and key bridgeheads on the Seine.
(Continued from Page One)
and its historical achievements. In
praising the spirit of the colonial
soldiers, he declared, “It was the
glory of our fathers that they gave
full and unmistakable expression
to the cause of human right and
“They stood for freedom of
-tot rs shrdlu shrdl shrd lshrdlu sh
sent government. The need of the
hour is for men of vision and train
ing in every walk of life to mea
hrshrw eare.t hen I trust thatsm
been the fundamentals of out pre
we will discharge our duties as
real citizens should. Let every
man, young and old, realize the
standing of his heritage and the
responsibility of his citizenship.”
Mr. Hill gave an account of the
life of General Brown, his great,
great great grandfather, who
served with distinction in the Pat
riot’s cause in the Revolutionary
(Continued from Pag* One)
An idea of Britain’s pro
spective “all out’’ expendi
tures may be had from a n
authoritative estimate that her
purchases of machine tools
along can swalPlow the entire
export capacity of the United
States to the rate of lb.2,000,
000 (about $8,000,000) a month.
The World War weapons
sought are those that the
United States manufactured
toward the end of the o 1 d
hostilities to replace, those ob
tained by America from the
WASHINGTON, June 14— UP) -
United States officials estimated
today that the British and French
empires still have roughly $7,000.
—000,000 of “quick assets’’ with
which thev could purchase supplies
immediately in the United States.
These assets include gold, cash
deposits and American securities
The officials, however, indicated
that lack of materials to be bought
quickly was much more of a pro
blem of the Allies than the avail
ability of cash for payment. They
pointed out that in spite of press
ing needs for airplanes ever since
the war began, the Allies have
had to sign some contracts for
planes not expected to be ready
for delivery until September, 1941.
War department officials said
exhaustive surveys were being
made to determine what additional
for sale to the Allies.
They would give no indication
as to what such supplies might be,
but emphasized that the depart
ment was not selling any equip
ment in the hands of troops of
the national guard.
“We are not de-arming the
army,” a spokesman said. 3
(Continued from Page One)
en to guarantee the neutrality ' of
Tangier, across the straits from
the huge British naval and mili
tary base of Gibraltar.
(In Tours, France, authorized
French circles said the Spanish
occupation of Tangiers was made
with the consent of the Allies.)
The official note of the foreign
office spoke of Spain being pro
visionally charged with the “vig
ilance, police and security’’ of Tan
gier but the newspapers and shout
ing demonstrators declared that
Tangiers is “forever Spain’s.”
Heavy guards were posted at
the embassies of France and Brit
Throngs visited the Italian and
German embassies and cheered their
war efforts.
The war has disrupted the ex
istence of the Tangier zone, Which
for years has been governed by
an international commission.
Dispatches from Ceuta, Spanish
Morocco, said that the Spanish
major commanding the Tangier po
lice conferred with members of the
commission and then asked Spain
to send military forces to main
tain order and guarantee the zone’s
neutrality. The commission ap
proved the occupation.
Tangier was internationalized by
a treaty signed before the World
war. It was made permanently
neutral by the convention of 1923
and in 1928 Spain was given po
lice authority in the zone.
The British Air Ministry recent
ly released a $20,000,000 attack
bomber order to the Douglas Air
(Continued from Page One)
war, the Italian High Command
reported its forces fought off Brit
ish attacks on Libya from Egypt
and on Ethiopia from Kenya.
The High command reported the
Italian fleet was active in the
Mediterranean, where events were
topped off by the occupation of the
international neutralized zone
of Tangier, Morocco, by two divi
sions of Generalissimo Franco's
Spanish troops and a Spanish des
Enemy submarines, said the
Rome High command, “attempted
without result to oppose the move
ment of our fleet. Two enemy sub
marines were hit and one serious
ly damaged.”
Raid Airports
Italian operations included raids
on the airports of Hyeres and Fay
ence and the naval base of Toulon,
all in southeastern France, as well
as on objectives in Tunis and
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There Italian planes failed to re
turn from these missions.
An —Allied attack supported by
tanks was reported turned back on
the frontier between Egypt and
On the lower Ethiopian border,
an attack from Moyale, Kenya,
with artillery and bombing plane
support reported repulsed, with
number of English officers cap
Meantime, an Italian dispatch
from Domo D’Ossola on the Swiss
frontier said that a train from
Rome with French diplomats
aboard had been waiting at the
border since yesterday for a train
for Paris bringing the Italian dip
lomatic party from Paris.
new’ YORK, June 14.— OP) —
Carrying an estimated $1,000,100
cargo of food, medical supplies and
hospital trucks, the American Red
Cross "mercy ship,” McKeesport,
will sail tomorrow for Bordeaux,
Prance. Large Red Cross emblems
have been painted on the ship,
with spotlights to make them vis
ible by night. She will carry a
capacity cargo of 14,000,000 pounds.
At Bordeaux, the cargo will be
distributed by truck to various
refugee centers in southern France.
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made the New York-Glasgow run
and world cruises. She was a sis*
ter ship of the Transylvania.
She was the third such armed
merchant vessel lost by Britain in
the war. Like her, the 16,697-ton
Rawalpindi sank w'ith her guns
blazing in a fight with the German
pocket battleship Deutschland last
November 23, and the 20,277-ton
Carinthia was reported sunk last
While the navy chalked up this
new loss and gained a new tradi
tion on the seas, British planes
ranged far today in Europe, Africa
and the Near East, carrying war
in the air to Germany and Italy
and their outposts.
Moreover, word from Cairo told
of the Allied battle fleet engaging
Italian shore guns of Libya on
Wednesday, firing the 9,000-ton
Italian escort vessel San Giorgio
and two submarines, successfully
attacking other submarines and
sweeping up and destroying a num
ber of mines.
-'w a * v->-* n uiomfo n vi v topuii,
ed hit, but an unidentified Dutch
tanker was said to have been sunk
with a loss of four lives.
The ship-.hore engagement took
place while the R. A. F. was bomb
ing Tobruk, Libya.
The royal air force lost five
rlanes in attacking German bridge
heads of the Seine and another
went down in strong bombing at
tacks on German lines of com
munication from Rouen to the
Maginot lines.
In addition, the admiralty de
clared that the naval air force
scored hits on the German battle
ship Scharnhorst in Trondheim
fjord early yesterday.
NEW YORK, June 14—(yR—The ,
American export lines said today
their steamer Exochorda sailed j
from Genoa, Italy, last night with ;
203 passengers aboard, en route
to the United States. Officials of
the line said the ship did not put
back to port for additional passen
We wish to express our sincere ap
preciation for all expressions of kind
ness and sympathy shown during our
recent bereavement.
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215 Market St. Phone 620
Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of County
Commissioners of New Hanover County, Wilmington, N. C. at
the office of the Chairman of the Board in the Court House till
3 P. M. Eastern Standard Time on Monday, June 24, 1940, at
which time the bids will be opened on the equipment as speci
fied below to be used in connection with the operation of a rock
quarry to obtain material for the paving of Bluthenthal Airport
near Wilmington, N. C.
1—10 inch by 16 inch Plain Bearing Jaw Crusher Mounted on
Skids with receiving hopper complete with 24 foot straight
bucket elevator of ample capacity, 30 inch by 12 foot screen
(3 sections) with 42 inch by 4 foot dust jacket, and approxi
mately 30 H. P. gasoline power unit, all complete with neces*
sary drives and power transmission equipment.
1 Crowler Type Wide Gauge Diesel Tractor with 16 inch or 18
inch shoes, having approximately 35 draw bar H. P. com
plete with 2 wheel pneumatic tires end dump by hydraulicly
controlled scraper, having a capacity of approximately 3%
cu. yds. weight of scraper approximately 4700 lbs. and tractor
approj ' tely 11,500 lbs.
1 Gas En Driven Air Compressor capacity 85 cu. ft. actual
air at 100 lbs pressure mounted on either 2 or 4 wheels.
1 Pneumatic Jack Hammer Blower Type to work w>ith above
compressor complete with 50 feet of hose and necessary
pniinHnoo P
1—3 inch Self-griming Centrifugal Pump having capacity of ap- I
proximately 325 G. P. M. at 25 foot total head powered by |
6 H. P. air cooled gasoline motor direct connected, or
1—3. inch Self-Priming Centrifugal Pump having capacity of ap
proximately 400 G. P. M. at 25 foot total head powered by
direct connected 7% H. P. electric motor—220 volt-single
phase-60 cycle current available.
Bids are requested as follows:
(1) New Equipment: bids on any part or all of the equipment
giving unit prices of each piece of equipment.
(2) Used Equipment: bids on any part or all of the equipment
giving unit prices of each piece of equipment.
(3) Rental Purchase Plan: Bids will also be received on the fur
nishing a part or all of the above equipment on a rental
purchase basis. Under this plan the sale price is to be given
and the rental price per month, giving the Board of County
Commissioners the option to purchaae the equipment at any
time during the rental period, applying the amount pre
viously paid in rental on the purchase price.
All bids are to be enclosed in a secial addressed envelope
marked “Bids on Quarry Equipment” and delivered' to the rierk
of the Board. The County reserves the right to reject or accem
any bid, and also to purchase units of equipment from different
bidders as may appear to the best interest of the County
the ‘bidCerUfied Ch6Ck °f 2% °f the am°Unt bid 6ha11 accompany
Clerk Board of County Comm.,
New Hanover County.
Lewis L. Merritt, |
County Engineer, j
Wilmington, N. C. I

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