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. Seattle - The new naval air station at
Dutch Harbor will be constructed by the
j Siesta, Drake, Puget Sound Co., with an.
j initial' outlay of) at least $2,900,000.
Same company now constructing Sitka naval
; air station and Kodiak naval base. Total
! amount of contracts $16,000,000. It is
also learned that an additional sum’of
money amounting to $1,193,000 has been
t'o<?3y allotted to additional constructior
pro ject-3 in .Kodiak.
, Washington,D.C. - Pres. Roosevelt today
j informed the press that Hhe considers the
i selective service training bill highly
! essential and is strongly in favor of it,
j‘and was not so hot for conscription11. He
permitted diroct quotation of his remarks
| Camden, N.J.-Fifteen firemen wore over-.
| come by fumes,-.as they searched the ruins
j ...of large’-paint plant for bodies, which
I had been destroyed by fire. It was said
amount to a loss-of $2,000,000 :and
also destroyed 67 homes in a four-block
area. Two known dead and four men'and
three women are missing
I Washington,D.fr. - Government experts
I revealed that the new export licensing
I system of vrar materials would not effect
j the thousands of tons of scrap metal now
I being prepared for shipment to"'Japan. In
| fact 75$ of Japans imports from the Stats
will bo unaffected by the new logl.slatior
However, it was reported that now laws
! could bo, enacted which would bring all
! important' war .material under control of
embargo, if‘hpcessary.
Washington,D.C- Proposals which will
1 delay conscription arc now pending in
i Congr’oss, is adherents of the one-year
j enlistment plan are becoming more muncr
our every day. The Senate Military Copp.
are considering an amendment to limit
the number of men who might be drafted
under the bill., .to 1,000,000. Members of
■the Senate stated it was unlikely that
an agreement would;be reached before lat:
next week..Senators are also preparing
one-year enlistment mcncLments to’ the
! legislation /and also empowering tho Pres.
' to call national reserve officers into
activo training very shortly. These ideas
j have the support from both Democrats and
| Ropublleans.
j*v.Seattle - Indian Island was today acquir
;>d by the government for location of .a
large central western coast arsenal. 'L
I Kansas City - William Allen White
predicted’., that Wendell Willkio ’willi bb,;'
j elected in November. •• »\ '
; New York *- Aviation gasoline was barred
! from pxport yesterday, to any foreign \
; nation, directly applying/ to Gt. Britain
and Japan. Howsrver Canada may purchase
it in any quantities, for her own dispos
ition, as ‘may1 also Pan-American countries
Lisbon - The Duke and Duchess' of Windsor
aro enroute to the Bahamas via New Yci*k
on tho U.S. liner Excalibar, under the
long-range protection of British warships
who aro guarding against a German ar
Italian naval coup.
London - Lord Beaverbrook, noted publis
her, wasntoday appointed a member of ;thc
inner War Council of Winston Churchill.
He will.be minister in charge of all
propaganda and public information.
London - Government leaders aro consider
ing "assembly line" cooking upon the *
population of the British Isles. This*
would savo both fuel and food, it was
found,'after extensive experiments whore
•one stove was substituted for one thous
and stoves. Also it was healthy and a
three-course meal cost only 23 cents.
Havana - The historic conference of Pan
American ministers adjourned amid cheers
and shouting yesterday after all had
signed up for independent or mutual
action to resist any change in sovereig
nity of. European possessions in the wes
tern hemisphere. Also for united action
against any fifth column activity as well
as economic domination by bartering dic
tatorships. Argentina was the first to
sign, followed by the other." The meeting
ewas declared a triumph for Secty. Hull's
plan for intracontinental cooperation.
' London - Tho German seaport of Hamburg
was virtually destroyed yesterday by .
RAF bombers, including all shipyards and
an important airplane plant. Thousands ■
of bombs also rained on Bremen docks as
well as on the famous Krupp gun works in
.Essen. More'then 100 German towns have
been subjected to a withering attacks by
English bombers, the worst in the historj
.of this war. No denial was forth-coming ‘
from Nazi headquarters.
Berlin - The High Command reported the
sinking cf 72,000 tons of shipping during
the last two days. Also dropped Hitler
peace messages over Scotland and Wales
in pamphlet form.
Rome - An attack was made on a British
.naval squadron, south of Foment era, in
the Balearic Islands, by Italian planes,
claiming tho destruction of one battle
ship and direct hits on several other
Tokyo - An enormous tidal wave struck
Japan today, completely destroying two
large shipbuilding yards and hundreds of"
f ishing. bogits wore washed away. No report
'was made of the casualties as yot.
London - The minister of home defense
announced that 287 non, 42 women and 37
qhil&ren had boon killed; 3^1 n§n,'591
wo'mon and 51 children. had been injured;
during air raid. 3 during June, over the
entire British isles. y •
Dublin - An': Irish merchant ship was ‘bomb
ed today by Nazis planes. First, in war.

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