Warsaw Is First Stop on
17-Day Tour of Central
By th» Associated Press.
PARIS. Dec. 2.—Foreign Minister
Yvon Delbos turned to the East today
for the th'rd move of Europe’s many
sided diplomatic chess game, reported
ly bearing the assurance that France
and Britain would not give Germany
a "free hand" in Central Europe.
M. Delbos arranged to leave this
•venlng for Warsaw, the first stop on
» 17-day tour of the capitals of Poland.
Rumania, Yugoslavia and Czecho
Informed sources in Paris viewed
the trip as a definite sequel to this
week’s French-British diplomatic talks
In London and the November 19 con
ference between Britain’s Lord Halifax
and Chancellor Hitler of Germany.
Leaves Warsaw Monday.
M. Delbos will leave Warsaw next
Monday for a short visit to Krakow,
Poland's old-time capital, then con
tinue on to Bucharest, where he will1
stay until December 11. He will spend
two days at Belgrade and arrive at
Praha December 15, leaving for Paris
three days later.
M. Delbos hopes to gain a new
promise from Poland and the Little
Entente—Czechoslovakia, Rumania and
Yugoslavia—that they will keep their
alliances with France.
At the same time he will seek to
quiet fears Britain and France might
be ready to abandon Central Europe
to Germany's ambitions in return for
a full settlement in Western Europe.
Foreign office sources said M. Delbos
would give the French allies assuranfce
that Britain and France stood to
gether and took “an active interest"
in Central European affairs.
Nine-Power Pact Planned.
He will also sound out statesmen
In the four capitals on a plan for a
nine-power European security pact
said to have been broached in Lon
don. Members of the pact would be
France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Bel
gium. Poland and the Little Entente.
Paris sources said this proposal—
hardly favored by France because It
would exclude a French ally, the
Soviet Union—was being pushed by
the British as a means of forming
a workable “Little League of Nations”
to deal with European affairs.
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To Fire at Peepers
Sivanson Opinion Holds
Such Shooting Legal
Unauthorized vessels entering the
restricted zone around San Clemente
Island, off the California coast, where
the Navy and Marine Corps hold
maneuvers, may be fired upon with
Justification, in Secretary Swanson's
opinion, the Navy Department re
Likewise the Navy's lawyers have
advised Mr. Swanson that anti-air
craft guns may be brought into play
against strange planes flying over the
area without permission after they
have been warned.
In an opinion just published by
Rear Admiral Gilbert J. Rowcliff,
Judge advocate general of the Navy,
"It would be far more advantageous
to the United States to prevent an in
vasion of such an area than to pun
ish the culprit after apprehension
and conviction. Accordingly, held
that if the national defense is jeopar
• dized those charged with the admin
istration and protection of such areas
would not only be legally justified but
required to use all available means of
force necessary to prevent their vio
lation and to pursue and take those
apprehended in such violations into
RIVERDALE HEIGHTS. Md., Dec.
2 (Special).—1■■Funds for the erection
of the concrete bridge on Spring street
here will be Increased by a benefit
party to be held tomorrow night in
the Riverdale School.
The affair is being given jointly by
the Riverdale Heights Fire Depart
ment and the East Riverdale Citizens’
His Speeches Sure
Cure for Insomnia,
By the Associated Press.
Senator Ashurst, Democrat, of
Arizona recommended reading
his speeches today as the ideal
cure for insomnia.
A visitor to the Capital asked
the Senator for his autograph,
but he refused to sign except in
pen and ink, which was not
“Write to my office," Senator
Ashurst told the visitor.
“I’ll not only send you my au
tograph, but the greatest thing
for insomnia you ever had—a set
Of my speeches in pamphlet
Prince Wears Civilian Attire in
By the Associated Press.
VIENNA, Dec. 2.—Prince Ernst von
Starhemberg, former vice chancellor
of Austria, and Nora Gregor, pretty
Viennese actress, were married today
in a private church ceremony on
Kahlenberg, a historic hill rising above
the Danube at the edge of Vienna.
The Catholic service which made a
princess of the actress was conducted
by one of Von Starhembergs old
friends, Prelate Karl Grossauer of
The soldier-prince, who might have
worn any of a dozen military uniforms,
was married in civilian attire. The
bride wore a simple gray satin gown.
Over her gown, when she walked
through a heavy mist and between
lines of policemen into 17th century
St. Josef's Church, she had slipped a
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Exemption From Levy Asked
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Attack on Law.
The District Grocery Stores, Inc.,
filed suit in District Court late yes
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‘NEUTRALITY BLOC’ ASKS
PARLEY WITH PRESIDENT
By the Associated Press.
Senators who have Joined what
they termed a "neutrality bloc’’ in
protest against the administration’s
policy in the Far East said today they
Intend to take their arguments di
rectly to President Roosevelt.
Senator Nye, Republican, of North
Dakota said a bi-partisan group of
Senators would ask for a White House
conference shortly after Mr. Roose
velt returns from his Southern vaca
tion. Senators La Follette, Progres
sive, of Wisconsin and Clark, Demo
crat, of Missouri said they would
"We want to ask the President to
give us his views on why the neutrality
law should not he invoked in the
Chlnese-Japanese war," Nye said.
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