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Reds Reported
Driving Into
Old Rumania
Mobilization to Put
2,000,000 in Battle
Array Is Speeded
Bs the Associated Press.
BUCHAREST, June 29.—Russia's
occupation of Rumanian territories
reded by King Carol was reported
transformed abruptly into an in
vasion of old Rumania today and
Rumanian military leaders speeded
general mobilization which will place
2.000.000 men in battle array within
the next few days.
Fresh substantiation for reports
that the Soviet troops had advanced
into Rumania itself were received
in semi-official quarters but difficult
communications delayed details
from frontier points, jammed with
confused masses of citizens and sol
diers answering the mobilization
It was said here, however, that it
was entirely possible the Red Army
taking over Bessarabia and North
ern Bucovina might have over
stepped the agreed frontier limits
in error. Official quarters made no
The Soviet Army was said to have
penetrated to the towns of Dorohio
and Botoshani in Moldavia. 15 and
25 miles, respectively, beyond the
River Pruth, western boundary of
The impression prevailed in dip
lomatic circles that the Hungarian
and Bulgarian situation had calmed,
hut King Carol was said to be tak
ing full precautionary measures.
Both countries have territorial
claims on Rumania dating from
World War days.
Rumania agreed to give up Bes
sarabia and Northern Bucovina to
Russia without opposition, but King
Carol met the joint dangers of fur
ther territorial demands from mobi
lized Hungary and Bulgaria with
an order for mobilization "to the
last man.” A special session of
Parliament was called for this after
noon, but was postponed until Mon
The refugee problem became
acute. The Soviets were reported
turning back crowds of residents
cf Bessarabia and Bucovina caught
outside of those areas who are at
tempting to return to their homes
end families.
Tens of thousands of refugees now
straggling through old Rumania
Rnd the mobilized soldiers going to
the frontier are choking all means
cf lands and water transport.
The government is rushing plans
,to care for the refugees, the majority
cf whtjm left all their possessions in
the Soviet occupied territory which
was their home.
Police in Bucharest took strict
precautions against possible public
demonstrations against Hungarv as
Indications that she might seek to
enforce her claims to Transylvania
caused excitement to mount.
Conflict at Cernauti.
The Soviet occupation of Bessa
rabia and Northern Bucovina
brought bloodshed. At Cernauti. 15
miles south of the border of Polish
Russia, anti-Communist civilian
gnipers fired on advance tank units
of the Soviet Army, and were not
dispersed until Russian infantry ar
rived in force. At an undisclosed
point on the Bessarabian-Russian
frontier. Rumanian troops opened
fire w'ith machine guns on Russian
The fighting at Cernauti, a city of
310.000 population, began as a skirm
ish between Communist and anti
Communist civilians. Arrival of the
Russian tanks, which went carging
Into street barricades, drove the
anti-Communist forces to house
tops. Scores of civilians were killed
and wounded before the Red in
fantry was able to break this re
The Bulgarian newspaper Outro in
ISofia previously had declared that
Germany would take "action” if the
Russians should go beyond the
Prut, Outro, known to be a Nazi
mouthpiece, said Germany would
''use all efforts to preserve calm”
In its desire to prevent any further
changes in the Balkans.
(Authorized sources in Berlin
said Germany's policy still was
"hands off the Balkans” despite
the Rumanian mobilization. Con
fidence was expressed the ces
sions to Russia would be made
without any serious disturbances.)
Answer to Hungarian Move.
Rumanian mobilization, which
Ktarted at midnight last night and
Is expected to be completed in two
days, was proclaimed shortly after
receipt of an official Hungarian news
agency communique announcing
that the Hungarian government had
decided "to make control more severe
all along the Rumanian border and
to order frontier chasseur troops to
advance” because of the unclear
situation in Rumania.
It was not known here what was
meant by the words “order frontier
chasseur troops to advance.” Large
forces long have been stationed in
Transylvania, rich agricultural
province which was part of Austria
Hungary before the World War, to
match the Hungarian troops massed
across the border, and these are ex-,
pected to be reinforced.
The information tha^ Russian
troops had advanced into Moldavia
caused the government to send an
urgent appeal to Adolf Hitler to
bring pressure on Moscow for recall
of the Soviet forces to the line orig
inally agreed upon in the Russian
Rumanian deliberations.
The purpose of the Nazi military
mission which arrived here last
night was said to be to make sure
that Russia did not overstep its
original demands. At the same time
It was learned the German Lega
tion had warned King Carol's gov
ernment to strengthen internal
police control against possible “rev
olutionary activity by Communists
and Jews.”
Except for a few demonstrations
and disorders, the Soviet occupa
tion of Bessarabia, which according
'See BUCHAREST, Page A-2.) '
\ m
Italo Balbo Killed in Plane
Shot Down in African Air Fight
Ship Piloted by Libya
Governor General Is
Felled in Flames
B> the Associated Press.
ROME, June 29.—Marshal ltalo
Balbo, Governor General of Libya,
was killed yesterday while piloting
a plane over Tobruk. Libya, during
a British bombardment, an official
announcement sgid today.
The plane crashed in flames, kill
ing all aboard. Whether the British
attack referred to was from the sea
or air was not immediately disclosed. J
The Italian high command issued
the following special communique:
“While flying over Tobruk during
,an enemy bombardment on June
28 the plane piloted by ltalo Balbo
crashed in flames. ltalo Balbo and
the members of the crew perished.
“Flags of the armed forces of j
Italy are lowered in a sign of iiom- !
age and high honor to the memory ;
of ltalo Balbo, Alpine volunteer in j
the World War. one of the quad
rumvirate of the revolution, trans- j
Atlantic flyer and air marshal who '
died at his post in combat.”
Premier Mussolini ordered flags ■
lowered to half-staff at public build
ings and airports tomorrow. Ban
ners in Fascist headquarters will be
covered by crepe in mourning.
The Italian broadcasting system
was silent for two minute? after an- j
nounment of the death.
The dashing, colorful, black
bearded flyer was one of Fascism's
celebrities and sometimes was men
tioned as a possible successor to
Mussolini as Italy's next Duce.
Since Mussolini sent him to Libya,
however, at the height of his popu
larity. Balbo's name has been heard
less often in connection with pos
sible Fascist succession than that of
Count Galeazzo Ciano, Mussolini's
son-in-law and Foreign Minister.
Marshal Balbo in 1933 led a his-'
toric mass flight of Italian planes
to the United States.
He received such an ovation in the «
United States and at home as a re
At Bolling Field in 1933.
—Star Staff Photo.
suit of the flight that Premier Mus
solini was rumored to have been
displeased at his rapid rise in popu
lar favor.
Shortly' after his return to Italy
(See BALBO, Page A-6.)—
Germany, Italy Seek
To Keep Bulgaria,
Hungary at Peace
Axis Powers Promise
Claims on Rumania
Will Be Settled Later
By the Associated Press.
BUDAPEST, June 29—Germany
and Italy are making serious efforts
to keep Hungary and Bulgaria on a
peacetime producing basis with as
surances their territorial claims on
Rumania would be achieved later, it
was reported today.
The Axis moves for peace in
Southeastern Europe were reported
in the midst of full speed military
preparations by Hungary and Bul
garia. who are apprehensive over
Russia's actions in Rumania. Mili
tary leaders in Hungary and Bul
garia were in constant conference
with political authorities.
Surprise Russian Move.
The surprise advance of Russian
troops into Moldavia, a part of old
Rumania which was not demanded
in the Soviet ultimatum raised a
new question in Hungary and Bul
garia :
Whether they must act now to get
the Rumanian territory they have
claimed or run the risk of having
Russia beat them to it.
The Hungarian and Bulgarian
answers depend to a large extent
on what Germany and Italy say.
Both countries have been in close
touch with the axis powers since
the Balkan crisis started and their
cabinets held long sessions yester
In the midst of intense govern
ment and diplomatic activity in
every southeastern country the
tension was increased by Rumania’s
order for general mobilization and
Hungary’s decision to dispatch her
troops to the Rumanian frontier.
Action Depends on Russians.
Official quarters here said the
Hungarian forces would continue on
across the border into Transylvania,
pre-World War Hungarian territory
which she now claims from her
neighbor, with "full Axis support”
if the Russians continue their drive
toward the Carpathian Mountains.
But German sources in the Bal
kans indicated Adolf Hitler is not
ready to take up any Balkan revi
sion problem at this time and would
(See BUDAPEST,~Page~A-2)
Italian Warship Sunk
In Running Battle,
British Report
One of Three Destroyers
Met in Mediterranean
Sent to Bottom
By the Associated Press.
CAIRO. Egypt, June 29.—The
sinking of one of three Italian de
stroyers in an engagement last
night was announced today by the
British Navy.
A British communique said:
"British naval forces operating in
the Central Mediterranean on the
evening of June 28 sighted three
enemy destroyers which retired at
high speed. In the ensuing chase
one enemy destroyer was sunk. The
other two escaped under cover of
No British casualties were re
20 Warplanes Destroyed,
Italian Command Claims
ROME, June 29 (JP).—About 20
British planes were destroyed in an
air bombardment of a camp south of
Marsa Matruh on the Egyptian
coast of the Mediterranean, the
Italian high command reported to
The communique said British
troops were machine-gunned.
The text of the high command
“One of our submarines has sunk
with torpedoes and gunfire an armed
steamer of 10.000 tons which was
sailing under escort.
“In North Africa a most effective
bombardment was made on a camp
south of Marsa Matruh, machine
gunning of troops, hitting buildings
and destroying about 20 planes on
the ground. All our planes re
Planes Fly Over Malta.
VALLETTA, Malta. June 29 (/Pi.—
Italian warplanes flew over This
British Mediterranean naval base
twice yesterday, but dropped no
One bomber, attacked by lighters,
lied emitting heavy smoke.
Aden Reported Raided.
LONDON, June 29 (JF).—An enemy
air raid at Aden, in which no dam
age was done, wes reported today by
Reuters, the British news agency.
There were no casualties.
Summary of Today's Star
Church News,
Comics B-16-17
Editorials _._A-8
Finance ...A-10
Garden Page.
Lost,, Found B-10
Obituary ... A-6
Real Estate*
Serial Story.A-13
Society _A-7
Sports ..A-14-15
Italo Balbo killed in African air
battle. Page A-l
Japan warns powers to keep hands
off East Asia. Page A-l
Russian Army reported invading old
Rumania. Page A-l
Strabolgi demands Chamberlain.
Halifax, Hoare quit. Page A-2
Germans may have 6-to-3 advan
tage in heavy ships. Page A-5
French government expected to
leave Bordeaux today. Page A-5
Three armed British merchant ships
sunk, Germans claim. Page A-5
Embassy in London flooded by pleas
for havens in U. S. Page A-7
Owen D. Young to aid Hillman with
youth program. Page A-l
Extent of "emergency” fleet plans
arouse conjecture. Page A-l
Roosevelt plans unknown as party
trains guns on Willkie. Page A-l
A. F. L. president urges outlawing of
Communists, Bundists. Page A-2
Washington and Vicinity
Washington cleaning up after yes
terday’s storm. Page A-16
Property owners to fight Scott Cir
cle underpass. Page A-16
A. B. C. Board cites five Ninth street
establishments. Page A-16
Editorial and Comment
This and That. Page A-8
Answers to Questions. Page A-8
Letters to The Star. Page A-8
David Lawrence. Page A-9
Alsop and Kintner. Page A-9
G. Gould Lincoln. Page A-9
Jay Franklin. Page A-9
Pertinax. Page A-9
A. A. U. seniors seek to emulate
juniors' track feats. PageA-14.
Gelbert sparks Nats to five wins in
last seven games. PageA-14
D. C. netmen have Mid-Atlantic
meet sewed up. PageA-15
Nature’s Children. Page A-13
Service Orders. PageB-10
Barbara Bell Pattern. Page B-10
Needlework. Page B-10
Dorothy Dix. Page B-10
Vital Statistics. PageB-10
Bedtime Story. PageB-10
Letter-Out. Page B-16
Winning Contract. PageB-16
Crossword Puszle. Page B-17
Uncle Ray’s Comer. Page B-17
'Hands Off'
Eastern Asia,
Japan Warns
South Sea Included
In Declaring Own
'Monroe Doctrine'
By the Associated Press.
TOKIO, June 29—Foreign Min
ister Hachiro Arita warned the
Western powers today to make no
move which might upset the status
quo in East Asia or the South Seas
and emphasized that the future of
these regions is “a matter of grave
concern to Japan."
Arita, who delivered his warning
in a radio broadcast to the empire,
clearly enunciated an Oriental
"Monroe Doctrine" in which he en
visaged East Asia “uniting under a
single sphere’’ with Japan as the
“stabilizing force."
At the same time the Foreign
Minister declared that Japan s con
flict with China is a step toward
building a new order in the East
founded on a “just and permanent
peace” and he cautioned foreign
nations to keep their hanas off.
"We are determined,” he de
clared, “to leave no stone unturned
in order to eradicate all activities
assisting Chiang Kai-shek ‘head
of the Chinese Central govern
Includes Reich, Italy.
Arita's warning to the Western
powers with respect to East Asia
an dthe South Seas in terms suf
ficiently broad to include Germany 1
and the South Seas in terms suf
cast possessive eyes at the Oriental
possessions of France or Britain.
"I desire," he said, "to declare that
! the destiny of these regions—-any
development there or any disposal
thereof—is a matter of grave con
cern to Japan in view of her mis
■ sion of responsibility as a stabilizing
force in East Asia."
Arita declared that "Japan ex
pects the western powers will do
i nothing that will exert any unde
j sirable influence on the stability of
East Asia.”
He emphasized that "the countries
of East Asia and the regions of the
South Seas are geographically, his
torically, racially and economically
very closely related."
“They are destined to co-operate
and minister to one another’s needs,
common well-being and prosperity
and to promote peace and progress,”
Arita declared.
“The uniting of all these regions
under a single sphere on the basis
i of common existence, insuring there
' by the stability of that sphere, is, I
think, a natural conclusion.”
Stabilizing Force Needed.
The Foreign Minister said that
"this system presupposes the ex
istence of a stabilizing force with ]
which as a center the peoples of this 1
region are to secure their co-exist
ence and co-prosperity.”
“It also pre-supposes.” he said,
“that these groups will respect one
another's individual characteristics
—political, cultural and economic,
and will co-operate and fulfill one
another's needs for their common
A similar idea, Arita recalled, ex- :
isted long ago both in Europe and j
America. He added:
“Peace can never endure unless
it is a peace wherein all nations
enjoy their proper places.”
The foreign minister said Japan's
conflict with China was justified as !
a means to insuring “a just and
permanent peace" on which the
Asiatic sphere to which he referred
could be built. '
“There are those, however,” he
said, “who would disapprove the
change of the status quo by force
of arms regardless of the reasons
There have been hints that Japan
is planning to establish a "protec
torate” over French and British
In this connection Japan has
taken a strong stand concerning the
alleged transportation of war mate
rials to Chungking, provisional seat
of the Chinese government, through
French and British territories. She
has demanded and received the
right to station “Inspectors” in
French Indo-China and has sought
the same right with regard to the
British possession of Burma.
Japan’s firmer stand has coincided
with defeats suffered by France and
Great Britain in the European war.
Meanwhile negotiations whereby
Japan hopes to obtain guarantees of
a steady flow of vital commodities
from the Netherlands Indies were
reported progressing smoothly be
tween Dutch Minister J. C. Pabst
and Vice Foreign Minister Masavuki
An authoritative Dutch source
said that Japan had not demanded
increased supplies but merely sought
assurances that deliveries would be
maintained on the same scale.
The Dutch were said to have as
sured Japan that her economic in
terests in tne East Indies would not
be restricted unless “the vital inter
ests of the country are at stake."
American sources estimated that
the Dutch East Indies normally sup
ply 21 per cent of Japan’s petroleum
French and Nazis Hold
Preliminary Discussions
By the Associated Press.
BERLIN, June 20.—French and
German armistice commissions held
preliminary discussions this morn
ing at Wiesbaden.
Gen. Charles Huntziger, leader of
the French commission, was sched
uled to visit Gen. Heinrich von
Stuelpnagel, German commissioner,
this afternoon.
An Italian delegation participated
in the morning discussions.
The streets in front of the two
hotels in which the commissions are
staying were blocked off. No un
toward incidents occurred there,
however, said DNB, German official
news agency.
Roosevelt Signs Bill
For Fingerprinting of
All Aliens in America
President Explains
Measure Safeguards
Loyal Citizenship
Describing* the program as de
signed not only for protection of
the country but as a safeguard for
the loyal aliens residing here. Presi
dent Roosevelt today signed the
Alien Registration Act of 1940.
By provisions of the measure,
aliens would be identified, finger
printed and registered with the Fed
eral Government, the project io be
under general supervision of the
Justice Department.
Seemingly in answer to criticism
that the law is an infringement on
civil liberties, the Chief Executive
issued a formal statement on signing
the bill.
Explains Its Purpose.
“The registration and identifica
tion of approximately 3.500,000
aliens who are now within our
borders does not carry with it any
stigma or implication of hostility
towards those who. while they may
not be citizens, are loyal to this
country and its institutions.
“Most of the aliens in this country
are people who came here because
they believed and had faith tn the
principles of American democracy,
and they are entitled to and must
receive full protection of the law.
It is of the utmost importance to
the security of the country that the
program of alien control shall be
carried out with a high sense of re
sponsibility. It would be unfor
tunate, if, in the course of the reg
ulative program, any loyal aliens
were subjected to harassment.
“The only effective system of con
trol over aliens in this country must
come from the Federal Government
alone. This is as true from a prac
tical point of view as it is from a
legal and constitutional point of
view. * * * It seems to me that at
tempts by the States or communities
to deal with the problem individually
will result in undesirable confusion
and duplication.
Asks Co-operation.
"I ask that citizens and non
citizens alike co-operate with a full
sense of the responsibilities involved
so that we may accomplish this task
of registration smodthly, quickly and
in a friendly manner, our aim being
to preserve and build up the loyalty
and confidence of those aliens with
in our borders who desire to be
faithful to our principles. With
those aliens who are disloyal and
are bent on harm to the country,
the Government, through its law
enforcement agencies, can and will
deal vigorously.’’
Meanwhile, Federal agencies co
ordinated final plans for the start of
active operations against the new
public enemies—undesirable aliens
and fifth columnists.
Opens New Campaign.
The first portion of the campaign
gets under way Monday, the effec
tive date for regulations which make
the legal entry of aliens into the
United States more difficult.
A second portion—aimed at illegal
entry and infiltration—got the “go
ahead” when President Roosevelt
signed a bill yesterday providing
funds for doubling the border patrol
and increasing the maritime inspec
tors who check up on alien seamen.
The third section calls for the pro
gram incorporated in the bill signed
(See ALJEN8~Page a-#.)
Owen D. Young Will Advise
Hillman on Youth Program
Will Direct Part
Played by N. Y. A.
And C. C. C. Units
Owen D. Young, retired indus
trialist. will join Sidney Hillman in
drafting and supervising the Na
tion's youth-training program, it
was announced at the White House
Mr. Hillman, a member of the
National Defense Commission, is
vested with principal responsibility j
for non-combat training of Ameri
cans in connection with the defense j
program. Mr. Young's responsibil- ;
ity, it was explained, will be di-;
rected primarily to the parts to be
played by the National Youth Ad
ministration, the Civilian Conserva
tion Corps and other youth groups.
It was said that Mr. Young's ap
pointment is to be classified as tem- j
porary and that he is to assist and
advise Mr. Hillman, C. I. O. vice
Mr. Young, former board chair- ;
man of General Electric, lunched i
—Underwood & Underwood.
with President Roosevelt at the
White House yesterday and ac
cepted the proposal at that time.
President's Words
And Fleet Secrecy
Stir Speculation
'Threatened Disturbance'
To U. S. Relations Seen
In Proclamation
By the Associated Press.
The exact extent of the state of
emergency now existing in the Na
tion and the secrecy-veiled plans of
the main United States Battle Fleet
aroused Capital conjecture today.
Three lines in a presidential proc
lamation, which accompanied a
Treasury Department order yester
day, raised the question of whether
the limited state of emergency, an
nounced by Mr. Roosevelt on Sep
tember 8, 1S38, had been broadened.
The proclamation, after stating
that the conditions of September 8
continued to prevail, declared "the
existence of a national emergency
by reason of the threatened disturb
ance of the international relations
of the United States.”
This language contrasted with the
restricted phraseology used in the
earlier proclamation issued a few
days after war smote Europe last
Stressed Neutrality Then.
On that occasion President Roose
velt stated that the conflict ‘ im
poses on the United States certain
duties”- with respect to neutrality
and national defense.
“Measures required at this time,”
the proclamation said, "called for
the exercise of only a limited num
ber of the powers granted in a na
tional emergency.”
Mr. Roosevelt then proceeded to
declare “that a national emergency
exists in connection with and to the
extent necessary for the proper ob
servance, safeguarding and enforc
ing of the neutrality of the United
(See DEFENSE, Page A-6.)
Democrats Draw
Bead on Willkie With
Heaviest Gun Silent
President's Intentions
Are Still Kept in
Deepest Secrecy
Democratic guns were being \
trained on Wendell L. Willkie today,
but strategists of the present admin
istration party were still keeping
secret, if they know themselves, the '
personal intentions of their best
blitzkrieger—President Roosevelt.
For despite large segments of pos
itive opinion—usually cancelling
each other out—that Mr. Roosevelt
is going to run, or is not going to
run, the Chief Executive has not yet
tipped his hand to the public view.
In fact, if it has been tipped to
anybody there has been a near mi
raculous observance of confidence
by those in the know.
Recognition that Mr. Willkie will
be a strong campaigner as the Re
publican candidate was immediate
here yesterday and his association
with Senator McNary of Oregan was
acknowledged to be a formidable
combination. As a consequence, the
third termers set to spreading the
word that Mr. Roosevelt alone would ,
be better than an even choice j
against the G. O. P. ticket and that :
his consent to make the race should
be virtually obligatory.
Never accused of ducking a
forensic fight, the Chief Executive
may succumb to this kind of pres
sure on behalf of the third-term ef- I
fort—if any pressure should be j
Accounted an equally strong ele-1
ment toward keeping Mr. Roosevelt
in his party’s top spot is the world
situation and the present stage of
American mobilization. Those close
to the President are well aware that
no issue ever has gripped him per
sonally more strongly than this one,
and there is a conviction that he
may be very deeply desirous of car
rying on during this period.
In any event, it is believed cer
tain that he will not voluntarily
relinquish the presidency without
ironclad assurance that the Demo
cratic nominee would continue the
Roosevelt foreign policy in every
detail. For this reason, if Mr. Roose
velt^ withdraws it is probable that
(See POLITICS, Page A-3.)
Gas, Bcmbs Destroyed
In Raids, R. A. F. Claims
By the Associated Press.
CAIRO, Egypt, June 29—The
Royal Air Force reported today its
lighters had destroyed large quan
tities of gasoline and bombs yester
day in raids on dumps at Macaaca,
Italian East Africa. Fire and ex
plosions followed the attack with
bombs and machine guns, the R. A.
F. said in a communique.
It also reported a raid at El Gubbi.
where another gasoline lire was
started and several direct hits were
made on grounded aircraft.
Arlington Man, 80, Weds Today
After 45-Year Courtship
A courtship of 45 years was to cul
minate today in the marriage of
Roger Edward Nelson 80-year-old
retired Post Office employe of Ar
lington County, Va., and Miss Mary
Theresa Fitch, 68, of Atlantic City
and Philadelphia. Neither has been
married before.
The couple will be married at 2
o’clock today at the St. Thomas More
Catholic Church in Arlington County
by the Rev. Father Edwin J. Lee,
Mr. Nelson first met Miss Fitch 45
years ago while he was vacationing
at Atlantic City. They have since
maintained a friendship.
Mr. Nelson, who retired from the
City Post Office 12 years ago, lives
with his niece. Mrs. Charles P.
O’Hara, at 4419 Fourth street, south,
“He is unusually active; he attends
all the baseball games and now has
a good coat of suntan from staying
outdoors,” Mr. O’Hara said.
Today is also Miss Pitch's 69th
birthday anniversary She will wear
the bride's dress which was worn by
her mother, carry her mother’s
handkerchief and wear her mother's
The couple will reside in Phila
delphia in winter and at Atlantic
City in summer.
William MacNeiU Pitch of Phila
delphia—the brides nephew—will
present Miss Pitch in marriage. Mr.
O’Hara wiU act as best man.
A reception by former fellow work
ers at the City Post Office will be
held for the couple at the Capitol
Park Hotel in Washington beginning
at 3 pm.
Strategy Board
Forecast for
National Committee
Meets to Decide
On Chairmanship
The Republican National Com
mittee today adopted a resolu
tion appointing a committee of
11 to confer with Candidate Will
kie next week regarding his pref
erences for national chairman,
which carries with it the job of
campaign manager, and other
National Committee officers It is
understood that both the candi
date and the committee are in
favor of the re-election of John
D. Hamilton as chairman. This
committee of 11—after hearing
the wishes of the candidate
should designate the chairman
and other officers.
The committee, the members of
which were personally selected by
Mr. Willkie, consists of Walter S.
Hallaman. West Virginia: Wil
liam F. Knowland, California:
Samuel F. Pryor, jr.. Connecticut;
Gov. Sinclair Weeks, Massachu
setts: Ezra R. Whitla, Idaho;
Mrs. Grace B. Reynolds, Indiana;
Mrs. Worthing. Scranton: Harri
son E. Spangler. Iowa: Frank O.
Horton, Wyoming: Henry P.
Fletcher, Rhode Island, andi Wil
liam Stern, North Dakota.
Walter Hallaman of West Vir
ginia, who will act as chairman
of the Special Committee on Of
ficers, said he expected his com
mittee would meet next Wed
nesday with 'Mr. Willkie. At
that time they hope to make the
selections of the officers of the
National Committee and its
Executive Committee.
Star Stan Correspondent.
tion of a "board of strategy" as a
new adjunct of the Republican Na
tional Committee, to be selected by
Wendell Willkie, presidential can
didate, with the advice of those in
the inner circle who aided most in
the drive for his nomination, was
predicted as the new national com
mittee met today with the purpose
of deciding whether to re-elect John
D. Hamilton as its chairman.
The committee session was de
layed for an hour while Mr. Willkie
held a conference with Mr. Hamil
ton, Treasurer C. B. Goodspeed of
Illinois and Samuel F. Prior of Con
necticut. Mr. Willkie's pre-nomina
tion manager.
Earlier the Republican candidate
told newsmen he and his advisers
came to no conclusion at a lengthy
meeting last night on whether to
retain Mr. Hamilton as chairman
of the committee.
He said he hoped to talk soon
with Senator Charles L. McNary
of Oregon, nominated nv the con
vention yesterday as Mr. Willkie's
running mate.
Plans Week-end Rest.
Mr. Willkie held several other con
ferences with party leaders this
morning before completing plans for
a week-end rest aboard the yacht
of Roy W. Howard, newspaper pub
He expects to return to New York
from his yachting voyage tomorrow
Among those with whom Mr. Will
kie conferred were former Gov. Lan
don. the 1936 nominee: ,Gov. Stassen
of Minnesota, keynoter and Willkie
floor leader, and Gov. Baldwin of
Connecticut, wno withdrew as a
candidate, throwing the full strength
of Connecticut's 16 votes to Mr.
Willkie on each of the six ballots;
Representative Halleck of Indiana,
who nominated Mr. Willkie. and
Representative Joseph W. Martin.
jr„ party leader in the House and
permanent chairman of the conven
Colladay Presides.
Edward F, Colladay. national
committeeman for the District of
Columbia, as senior member of the
committee after 23‘i years of serv
ice, called the meeting and presides
until a new chairman is elected.
There are 16 new committeemen
and 12 new committeewomen among
the 106 on the committee.
The District of Columbia con
tinues in office Mr. Colladay and
Mrs. Virginia White Speel. Mary
land has a new committeewoman—
Mrs. Lulu E. Powell. Virginia con
tinues its present members—Henrv
A. Wise of Kiptopeke and Mrs. Mur
ray Boocock of Keswick.
Convention Closes After
McNary Is Put on Ticket
pledged to fight for "the preserva
tion of American democracy," Wen
dell Willkie. the Republican presi
dential nominee, began today his
quest for enough votes to give him
the key to the White House next
The Republican National Conven
tion with its shouting galleries and
stampeding delegates passed into
history with the nomination yes
terday of Senator Charles L Mc
Nary of Oregon for Vice President
and a tumultuous reception of Mr
All that remained was for the
new Republican National Committee
to meet during the day, Induct 30
new members into office and select
a new party chariman.
Although the whole world already
knows about Mr. Willkie'a nomina
tion, he will not be officially notified
until later in the summer. A spe
cial ceremony will be held at El
wood, Ind., where with pomp and
ceremony he will be informed of
what the delegates did under those
burning Klieg lights of the Phila
delphia Convention Hall on the
night of June 27.
Thanks Delegates.
Fully as tumultuous, though minus
the straining tension, was the scene
that marked Mr. Willkie’s appear
ance yesterday to thank the dele
gates for putting the party standard
(See G. O. P., Page A-3.)

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