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Yol» 1 No.. 4_Kodiak. Alaska_July 5t 1940 ..
' NAJIONAL !
San Francisco-The long-feared West
Coast marine strike was cancelled
yesterday a few minutes after mid
night deadline, which would have
|sent C.I.O. cooks and stewards to
(picket lines to blockade 175 U.S.'
j steamers. At 2.:30 A.M. a meeting,
was called of the entire union and
' with an unanimous roar of approval
raified the peace memorandum which
was adopted just after midnight by
the negotiators. The union rcceivoc
a 10$ wago adjustment. j
Washington-Subject to final appro
val of the board of directors, the
Packard Motor Co. will make 9,000
Rolls-Royce airplane engines,.of .
which 6,000 will go to the U.S.'‘ • .
and 3,000 to England. This is the
first time that this type of engine
ha3 boon used in U.S. pleno3. Hen
ry Ford v/ill devote the oncrg5_o s
of his plants to making plane3 and
tanks for the U.S. army,-refusing
to build for any belligerent nuti02
The Senate Naval committee yester
day approved the appointment of
Col. Frank Knox as /secretary oi
tho N avy by a vote of 9 to 5, Sen,
Bone of Washington objected,
Philadelphia - The Alaskan delega
tion to the Of.O.P. convention wore
successful in incorporating in the
platform.plank, a'clause calling
for immediate sottlnent of all
Indian claims" amounting to ton mi
llion dollars. The money to bo usee
to improve, their villages.
Wa3hington-Scnators Pittman of Nev
ada and King of Utah both commend
the action of the* British Navy in
their successful attack and capt
uro of the'French Navy. Said"Any
thing that v/ili strengthen England
will strengthen this country"•
Hyde Park,NVY.- Pros. Roosevelt
today made a present of his ov/n
personal library valued at $250,
000, to tho Library of Congress.
When interviov/od on the subject of
a third term, still refused to make
any comment,
Jersey City - Right close to v/horo
Ilax Bao.r finished "Tv/o-ton Tony"
tho other night. 3 membors of tho
Nazi Bund wore "fini3hod" whon tho;
,v;oro orrostod for thoir activities
■near Andover, whon thoy displayed
tho Nazi swastika in public. Thoy
Lire all trustoos of tho German
Amor ic an Bund, and faco deportation
Washington- Socty. Harold Ickcs,
standing in tho shadow of the Wa3h
ington Monument ye st or day said. "We
'will not bo slaves of philosophies
of dictators...,v/o are prepared to
:oefond our (see page 15)countr:r .
I ■ FOREIGN__J
London - With an abandon apd reck
lessness that is very foreign to
the Englishman, the Grand Fleet
bottled up the entire French fleet
in two spots - Algiers and Alexan
dria, Egypt, with the exception of
a very nogliblc number of small
craft in the Toulon naval base in
German possession. Part3 of the
fleet refused to surrender to the
British warships, who immediately
L opened fire on tho$i, as "enemies '.
Before more than a few hours,had
olap3od, the French had sunk or
scuttlod 1 airpiano carrier, one
battleship of the "Strassburg" cl
ass and ono/'of the "Britannia" cl
ass and 8 destroyers and torpedo
boats, but capturing 2 airplane
carriers, 18 capital ships and over
'70 destroyers and torpedo boats anc.
nearly 100 vosscld used for mino
laying end sweeping, repairs, fuel
ing and other naval purposes. They
wore immediately taken into port
1 where their crows were taken off
and English ones substituted.
This coup aoiini^cuy cj-vura
up ci mystery that has been on the
minds of both military and layman
minds for quite a while - giving
England a definite upper hand now
in dealing with any shore invasion
of the British Isles. Confirmation
of the "battle" is made by both
English and provisional French Go
vt’s., and Romo also broadcast the
'-fact, after the engagement near the
island of Majorca.
'Budapest - The invading forces of
both the Soviet and Hungarian
governments arc steadily advancing
and possessing themselves of long
sought territory in Roumania. All
oil supplies have now been cutoff
from Germany, as the Danube ship
ping has ceased entirely. Appeals
to Hitler and II Duco ho.3 fallen
on deaf car3, or at least no prom
ises of anything before the early I
tfall has been given the Iron Guard
■commanders. The so-called Maginot
line, of Roumania, extending along
the Prut River are being subjected
to fiorco bombing attacks by the
Soviet squadrons. Tho Nazi politic
ral movomont to force King Carol to
abdicate and rcplaco him with his
3on Crown Prince Michael, is fast
gaining headway and a cabinet up
sot is oxpoctcd momentarily.
Buenos Aires-"Argentine will bo a
forvont advocate of inter-omorican
solidarity, cooperation and auton
omy of action" v/as expressed by
Foroign ministor Cantillo yesterday
when questioned(see page 11) as to

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