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W1LM1HGT0., ASSOCIATED PRESS And Souiheasiern Horih ffilh CompIele Cverarre 0, Urolina Stale and National News vqL/72—NO. 272___ “ J * ESTABLISHED 186? X A A XX XX XX ^ XX ^ XX XX XX xxxxxx Nazis Extend Air Raids On Britain “Congratulations, Mr. Secretary” (NEA Telephoto) Col. Frank Knox, noted Chicago publisher and 1936 republican vice-presidential nominee, is congratulated by President Roosevelt after taking the oath as secretary of the navy. Senate confirmed his ap pointment by a vote of 66 to J6. British Accede To Japs’ BurmaHighwayDemand - J Japan Requested Ban On Shipment Of War Mater ials To China Over Road TOKYO, July 13—(Saturday)—(fl5) Great Britain has acceded to Japan’s demand to prohibit the shipment of war materials to China over the Burma road and a compromise on the Burma issue which has caused tension between the British and Jap anese is expected soon, it was re ported today in reliable circles. These sources said the British, however, had declined to prohibit the shipment of ail “food materials” over the route. Japan had demand ed that the road be closed. Gasoline Barred Among the war materials it was faid would be barred from the road under the reported agreement were munitions and gasoline. The compromise on the trouble some question is expected to be reached “without further difficul ties." it was said. The reported agreement came after 8 two-hour conference yesterday be* tween the British ambassador, Sir Robert Leslie Craigie, and Foreign Minister Hachiro Arita. Britain’s first reply to the Japa nese demands failed to satisfy the •Japanese and they asked the Brit 's'1 government to reconsider. The ambassador had new instructions nhen he went to the conference yes terday. Newspapers here reported without confirmation that the Japanese con euiate staff at Rangoon, Burma, nould have to be increased in order 0 insure the cessation of war ship ments. LJv&Ainmv v FORECAST «uCarolina and South Carolina— ■.oners and cooler Saturday night Sun " y generally fair. (rSI'tearo'0gical data for the 24 hours (n(llng 7:30 p. m. yesterday), i.^ Temperature j, S.a- ?• 77; 7:30 a. m. 79; 1:30 p. Mnim 7;?i p. m. 81; maximum 89; "rnium ,6; mean gl. norma] 79. Mfl „ Humidity 6 54. a- ®- 86; 7:30 a. m. 81; 1:30 p. 7:30 p. m. g^. Tntai * „ Precipitation C.00 j„‘u0r 24 hours ending 7:30 p. m. month nao ’• total since first of the 111 v-vj inches. fp. Tides For Today roaJt «!iaier'Tables Publisbed by IT. ast and Geodetic Survey). ^ngton-4:04a^h ll*la ^asnnboro Inlet - lisfia 8:16a g«»rise a.i„ 2:48P »:00p tifp 2 .•1 “I sunset 7:25 p; moon 'P, nioonset 12 :22a. stage *t Fayette (r nnfimied mi Page Two) i__ Closing Of Burma Road During Talks Offered LONDON, July 13.—(Saturday) (AP)—Sir Robert Leslie Craigie, British ambassador to Tokyo, was said today to have been authorized to offer to close the Burma road to China for two months during negotiations with the Japanese, who have demand ed permanent closing of the route. Vernon Bartlett, commentator for the News Chronicle, saidf “it may not make a very great dif ference to the Chinese, since the rainy season will hamper traffic for the next three months.” He added that the British at titude was “complicated by un certainty about that of Ameri ca,” expressing belief that the British would “take any action which Americans are prepared to take.” MOVE TO DESTROY ARMS TRUCK FAILS Fire Breaks Out In Fence Around Giant Secret Military Vehicle LOS ANGELES, July 12—UP)—An , apparent attempt to destroy a new giant secret military truck failed to day. Fire broke out early this morning in a high board fence behind which the colossal machine was kept under guard after a strenuous four months test by army engineers at Fort Mc Arthur. Officials of the Trojan Truck com pany said two men fled from the vicinity of the nearby office. They expressed belief the fire was started to decoy the watchmen and make possible theft of the truck plans as well as to destroy the truck. C. D. Juneau, a company spokes man, said the truck, powered by a marine diesel engine and driven at 65 miles an hour by 12 rear wheels, was capable of carrying a 90-ton load. As wide as an ordinary street, it was planned to carry tw osix-inch anti tank guns. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents began checking the circum stances of the fire. SPIES SENTENCED BUDAPEST, July 13—(Saturday) —ta>)—Eighteen persons, on of them a Rumanian, were sentenced last night to three to 15 years in prison for espionage. Southwestern Area, Wales Are Attacked British Report Damage Light And 'Casualties Believed To Be Slight’ CHANNEL SHIPPING HIT Eleven Raiders Reported Shot Down And British Planes Are Missing LONDON, July 13.—(£)— (Satur Jay—German bombers carried ;heir blasting attacks on Great Britain into southwes’t England and Wales last night after striking ieadly blows yesterday at Hardy, ndustrial Scotland. The ministry of home security reported early today that Nazi air craft dropped bojnbs last night "on places in southwest of England and Wales ... little damage was aused and casualties are believed to have been slight.” Planes believed to have been German also were rported ovr lorthast England. Cmn clt nf ChinnSnt* The Germans yesterday smashed again, as they have done, day after day, at British Shipping on the east and south coasts. Raids on Scotland went on into Lhe night, the Germans, it was re ported, dropping high explosive and incendiary bombs in southeast and southwest Scotland and incen diary bombs in northeast Scotland. No indication of casualties or dam age was given in the reports. The most savage blows were aimed in northeast Scotland, where at least -0 persons were reported killed. This attack may have been directed from German bases in Sta vanger, Norway, at which for weeks British airmen have been pounding methodically. Tonight 11 of the raiders were reported officially to have been shot down. Two British planes were missing. An air ministry communique thus summarized the destruction of these Nazi craft, and illustrated low far they had ranged over Britain: Six shot down while they were attacking a convoy off the south east coast; one sent to earth in lames on the outskirts of a Scot ish port; three off the sougheast :oast; one shot down into the sea iy coastal aircraft. British Planes Lost At the same time, however, the oss of three other British planes n a heavy assault last night on German munitions works, air iromes, blast furnaces and other >bjectives was acknowledged. By these new raids in Scottish ireas, a rough outline of the Nazi irogram seemed to emerge: A ser es of rotating attacks designed to lit every so often every section of ;he British Isles. Speaks SENATOR ROY ROWE - ROWE ADVOCATES LIQUOR CONTROL State Senator Addresses Banquet Of ABC Asso ciation At Wrightsville “Until a better way is devised to handle alcoholic bererages; Ishall favor the county option plan now in operation. It’s flexible, it’s emo cratic. It can be changed to meet demands and conditions to improve its work ability,” State Senator Roy Rowe, of Burgaw, declared in his address at the annual banquet of the Association of Alcoholic Bev erage Control boards of North Carolina at the Ocean Terrace hot el, Wrightsville Beach, last night. Approximately 100 delegates from all over the state were pre sent.. W. C. MacMillan, chairman of the New Hanover county ABC board, served as toastmaster. Declaring “I’ve lived under so called prohibition and know that it was a farce,” Rowe said in an swering the question of why did prohibition fail so miserably. “So long as sizeable majorities have a taste for alcohol, son long as they are willing to pay for it, someone will provide it,” he said in an at tack on the bootleggers, “the only source and supply” for the taste of the public. Reviewing the era of prohibition and the gangsters and wave of clime that it produced, Rowe stat ed, “Let us not understimate the menecase to society this criminal would have been, here in North Carolina the past feiv years, had he been given a free hand to meet the demands of our public. While many of our counties, especially those which seem to favor state prohibition, m do not have store nevertheless they are near enough to South Carolina or Virginia to get all the legal whiskey thay want and the bootlegger at home will supply those who are not so parti cular with what they drink.” “The sale of legal alcoholics in New Hanover does not affect Mcek lenburg, 200 miles away. It’s to South Carolina that they look for their wares. And why not? It only 20 miles away and if you doubt the thirst and consumption of our Piedmont citizens, just check the sales in Rock Hill, S. C. If some counties want to dispense alcohol, under a system which makes the (Continued on Page Two) Petain Names 12 Ministers For New Rule Pierre Laval Is Chosen As Right-Hand Man And Ultimate Successor WEYGAND IS RETAINED Plans For Future Training Of Nation’s Youth Stress ed On New Set-Up BY JOHN LLOYD VICHY, France, July 12.—(A*)— (By telephone to Bern)—Marsha Henri Philippe Petain, using the kingly “we”, tonight named the cabinet to help him rule authori tarian France and chose Pierre Laval, canny rightist and long-time apositle of friedship with dictators, as his right-hand man and ultimate successor. Twelve full ministers—includinj Petain—were appointed, plus three defense secretaries of state. The new cabinet meets tomorrow. Lava, as vice-president, his pos1 in the last “defeat cabinet,” head! the list. .. .. Weygand Retained .. Gen. Maxime Weygand, formei allied Generallissimo, and Adrier Marquet keep their posts of nation al defense and minister of the in terior, respectively. These three will be the key ad visors of the aged “hero of Ver dun.” It is expected. By a decree in the official jour nal, the 84-year-old Petain also named Laval his eventual succes sor. In the event Laval is not avail able for the post, his successor will be chosen by a majority of votes in ministerial council. The swarthy, white-necktied La val is the son of a butcher. He (Continued on Page Two) NEW STREAMLINED DIVISION FORMED Headquarters Of New Or ganization Will Be Estab lished At Fort Bragg WASHINGTON, July 13.— W — Creation of a ninth “streamlined” di vision, last to be undertaken under immediate plans, was announced to day by the war department along with organization of numerous other new units made possible by a pros pective increase of 55,000 men in the regular army’s strength. The Ninth Division’s headquarters will be at Fort Bragg, N. C. Like its predecessors, it will have a peace strength of about 8,000. Orders concentrating most of the existing Fifth Division at Camp Custer, Mich., were announced at the same time, as a part of wide spread reshuffling of units in con (Continued oil Page Two) GERMANS CLAIM STARVATION BLOCKADE AGAINST BRITAIN HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL BERLIN, July 12.—UP)—Spec tacular success for the starva tion blackade against England was claimed and officially em phasized today while Gerfan sources remarked that only Adolf Hitler and his top asso ciates knew when and how— or whether—a full-out military assault on the British Isles themselves would be made. This significant and unampli fied observation was made un der circumstances equally sig nificant, for it was the second successive* day in which the communique of the high com mand had been preoccupied with the progress of the econo mic warfare, substantially to the exclusion of the military, side. It has been three weeks now since France was knocked out, and there has been no sign of a major attack on Britain’s kingdom. This time the high command asserted that since the begin ning of the war 4,329,213 tons of “enemy merchant shipping space or shipping space usa ble to the enemy” had been sunk by Nazi naval and air action and that aside from this 300 ships Jiad been so damaged by bombers as to be out of service for the present or for some months. The total tonnage lost by Britain in the entire World war was but 7,830,765 tons. (In London, an authorized source declared the figure of 4,329,213 given by the Germans was in fact more than four times the total British losses to July 1. It added that Ger many had lost 877,000 tons of merchant shipping and Italy about 244,000 tons captured, sunk or scuttled—more than the total British losses since the outbreak of the war.) Only today, the Germans told of sinking a 15,000-ton tanker and four smaller merchant ships in the English channel, while new smashes by bombers at English harbors and muni tions plants were reported. Again it was stressed offi cially that the bases now avail able to Germany on the Eng lish channel in consequence of the French captitulation had made the U-boat a vastly great er menace than in the World war. Again it was stated that the convoy system so useful to the British in that war was not working now—for it was said that through coordinated sub marine and plane attacks ser ious losses had been suffered i repeatedly by the British. 4 MO VE IS CONTINGENT UPON CONGRESS' O.K.; 30th DIVISION LISTED ---- --3L - Farley Will Follow F. R. IfMeetRenominatesHim WILL NOT ‘TAKE WALK’ Harmony Move Reinforced By Statement From Sena tor Burton K. Wheeler BY RICHARD L. TURNER CHICAGO, July 12.—Wl—Chair man James A. Farley of the demo cratic national committee, long a foe of the third term movement, made it plain today that if next week’s national convention renom in tes President Roosevelt, he will go along with the party’s choice. In the course of a press conferen ce mostly devoted to quips and laughter, Farley dropped suddenly into a mood of intense seriousness when asked whether, if the chief ; executive runs again, he would emulate the 1936 example of Al fred E. Smith and “take a walk.” Democr t “Everybody who knows anything about me,” he slowly answered, Knows Ulctt UiilX x aixcjr iij a crat.” This harmony move was reinfor ced, too, by a statement from Sena tor Burton K. Wheeler of Montana, himself a candidate upon whom much third party discussion has centered, that he would support the convention’s nominee. These developments occurred during a day which saw every in coming train loaded with delegates and convention goers, most of them convinced that Mr. Roosevelt will accept the nomination. Many spec ulated upon the meaning of the President’s statement today that he would not come to Dhircago dur ing the convention. It was recalled that Mr. Roose velt appeared in person before the 1932 and 1936 conventions to ac cept the nominations. But the in ference that, since he was not coming to this convention, he would decline another nomination failed (Continued on Page Two) Maurice Materlinck Arrives In New York HOBOKEN, N. J., July 12—— Maurice Maeterlinck, the Belgian playwright who wrote the celebrat ed “Bluebird,” arrived fr >m Lis bon, Portugal, on the Gre?k liner Nea Hellas today, a war refugee. The 78-year-old writer wore a gray wig held down by a hairnet and clutched a French edition of “Gone With the Wind.” He said that all he had left in the world was the little baggage with him. He plans to stay with a friend in New York until the war is over and re-establish himself with a new play about the Catholic church which he wrote in Portugal. With him was his attractive blonde wife, 30 years his junior, whom he married 20 years ago. r ■—. ■ ■ - ■ — Democrats Think F. R. Will Answer Draft WASHINGTON, July 12.—(AP) Almost every official except President Roosevelt appeared to be willing tonight to ack nowledge that the President would consent to be drafted by the democratic convention, now only three days away. But Mr. Roosevelt’s semi weekly sparring with reporters at his press conference produc ed only a flat statement that he was not going to the Chicago convention and a studied contin uation of his silence on that burning political question: Will he or won't he agree to run again? He did say he expected to cruise on the Potomac river this week-end, spend two or three days at his home at Hyde Park, N. Y., next week-end, and that that would be his practice prac tically for the rest of the sum mer. DtMUlKAIS FLAN DELEGATE BONUS Dixie Wins Compromise Which Will Also Bene fit Northern States CHICAGO, July 12.—OPI—The south claimed a liberal reward for party regularity and for giving up the two-thirds nominating rule but won only a democratic convention delegate bonus compromise today which would benefit the north as well. After a hot fight the national committee adopted a sub commit tee recommendation that each state going democratic in a presidential election be given one additional delegate-at-large to future conven tions, or five instead of the present four. District representation, now two delegates for each congressman, would not be changed. The report is subject to approval by the con vention rules committee. The sub committee, headed by Senator Green of Rhode Island, won after a substitute offered by Gov. E. D. Rivers of Georgia, call ing for a more liberal bonus and penalties against northern districts, was defeated. The Rivers’ proposal would have given three additional delegates at large to each state going demo cratic, one delegate to each con gressional district, and one addi- . tional to districts electing demo cratic members of the House or casting at least 15,000 votes for the democratic candidate. Another compromise, proposed by H. H. Wells of Florida, granting (Continued on Page Two) Patrol Yacht Sunk; One Seaman Is Lost LONDON, July 12.—VP)—The ad miralty announced today that the British patrol yacht Warrior Sec ond was sunk by an enemy bomb ing attack in the English Channel yesterday with the loss of one sea man. The rest of the crew were landed safely. APPEAL NORFOLK, Va., July 12.—®— Work on the preparation of his pe tition for a writ of review by the United States supreme court of the 1 adverse decision on salaries of negro school teachers recently handed down by the United States circuit court of appeals for the Fourth Ju dicial district will be pushed as rapidly as possible, City Attorney Alfred Anderson said today, i£ WILL ASK AUTHORITY Four Divisions, Anti-Air craft Regiments And Others Are Included WAY SUMMON OTHERS Would Recruit Units To Full Strength And Then Move Into The Field WASHINGTON, July 12—1*1- »A lecision to call about 50,000 na tional guardsmen to camps as soon is possible for perhaps a year’s intensive training was reached to day by President Roosevelt and his lew secretary of war, Henry L. Btimson. The decision is contingent upon approval by congress which would save to authorize the unprecedent ed peace time step. The authority will be asked when congress re convenes after the democratic na tional convention. Stephen Early, presidential sec retary, announced the decision and said that four divisions, seven anti aircraft regiments, and an undeter mined number of harbor defense regiments would be called. One From Carolinas One division, he said, will come from New York and New Jersey, a second from Tennessee and the Karolinas, a third from New Mexi :o, Oklahoma, Arizona and Colo -ado, and the fourth from Oregon, Washington, Montana and Idaho. Once their training is completed, le said, consideration will be giv m to the question of extending the xaining to other guard units. The training will be designed to iamiliarize the guardsmen with nodern weapons and military practices and is expected also to lit them for training the thousands pf conscripts who will be called to (Continued on Page Two) BRITAIN REVERSES ETHIOPIAN STAND Recognizes Haile Selassie As Emperor And Prom ises Independence London, July 12.—W—Great Brit ain faced about again today on Ethiopia and little, black-bearded rlaile Sellassie once more is re ;ognized as Emperior of Ethiopia, Lion of Judah, and his government s a full ally against Italy. The British will assure Ethiop an independence “when the war (Continued on Page Two) NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS If You Fail To Receive Your Sunday Paper Dial 3311 Star-News Circulation Dept. Before 10 A. M. After that time our delivery service is closed) Star-News Circulation Dept.