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Nazi Journal Warns
Americas on Attitude
Toward New Europe
Stand May Determine
Economic Relations in
Future, Article Declares
By the Associated Press.
BERLIN, June 29.—The publi
cation Berlin-Rome-Tokio, issued
Under Foreign Office auspices,
warned North and South American
republics today that their attitude
may determine the future economic
relations of the “New Europe" with
the Americas. The article was
tanctioned by Foreign Minister
Joachim von Ribbentrop.
Europe, comprising the “greatest
purchasing market for every pro
ducer of raw stuffs and foodstuffs,”
is fighting “in order that it never
again may be cut off from the re
maining economic areas of the earth
by British despotism,” the publica
tion said. '
“It could see itself forced to se
cure and organize its vital needs
where they cannot be touched from
the outside. Whether and in what
measure this self-security must be
plied will depend greatly on
whether we must, in the long run.
deal with a friendly or hostile
i The inspiration for the article was
the forthcoming meeting of the
American republics. The Foreign
Ministers of the 20 other American
republics will meet with United
States officials at Havana July 17 In
& conference called by the United
The publication quoted Hitler's
Words. “America for the Americans,
Europe for Europeans,” and said
“that is the view not only of the
Reich and its friends, but also that
of the new Europe with which the
Vorld must reckon.”
The decision on the attitude for
the Americans to adopt toward the
new Europe “lies on that side of the
ocean,” it said.
Rearmament and the strength
ened feeling of security in American
countries were welcomed by Ger
many and her friends “because it is
to be hoped that, thereby, the wave
of agitation and war hysteria will
Vanish. The ocean in the age of
airplanes and armored equipment is
an increased safety potential ac
cording to experiences In this war.
Neither of the two continents can
attack the other with success, much
less conquer."
U. S. Urged to Operate
Basic Industries
President Roosevelt was urged to
use his emergency powers “to take
over our basic industries,” in a letter
today from Bishop FYancis J. Mc
Connell, president of the People’s
They would be operated, Bishop
McConnell continued, “by produc
tion technicians, with a view to
major production at minimum costs
fair to producers.”
Twins and Triplets
FREMONT, Ohio (JP).—Farmer
Charles Ickes of near Helena expect
ed twins again from his cow, w’hich
bore twin calves last year and the
year before. But this year the Hol
stein had triplets.
(Continued From First Page,)
prefer to keep the situation quiet.
(This opinion was echoed by author
ized sources in Berlin.)
This attitude on the part of the
Nazis, however, is likely to be j
changed if Russia should go too far.
Hungarian officials, meanwhile,
described as “typical Rumanian
gangsterism” an assertion by the
Rumanian press that Russia had
■sent Hungary an ultimatum de
manding Ruthenia. They denied
there had been any communication
from Moscow'.
Bulgaria is in a somewhat differ
ent position from Hungary because
of her traditional friendship with
Russia. She may have had assur
ances that Russia will not interfere
with her claim to Dobruja.
Popoff Sees Envoys.
Foreign Minister Ivan Popoff held
Individual conferences yesterday
with German, Italian, Hungarian
,and Russian ministers. The cabi
net was in session until early today.
;The subsequent release of a com
munique announcing that the gov
ernment was continuing its policy of
; “non-intervention in the troubles of
Its neighbors” was interpreted as
meaning that Bulgaria has no in
tention of taking action at present.
; Transylvania, on the other hand,
Is threatened more directly than
Dobruja by the Russian advance in
Northern Rumania, and Hungary is
correspondingly more reluctant to
abide by its policy of watchful
While the inspired Hungarian
press stressed the need for "protec
tion” of the 1,500,000 Hungarians in
Transylvania, precautionary meas
ures continued in all Balkan coun
; Like Bulgaria, Hungary and Ru
mania, Greece was reported to be
calling up additional troops, and
the Turkish fleet steamed into the
Black Sea, presumably to cruise
along the Bulgarian coast. The
Turks, with 500,000 men, many of
them on or near the Bulgarian fron
tier, already under arms, were said
to be ready to double that force
within 24 hours.
(Continued From First Page.)
to the official Moscow communique
was “wrested from the Soviet Un
ion in 1918, continued without a
serious hitch. Rumania’s Bessarab
ian army units were moved to other
parts of the frontier.
The work of the Rumanian general
staff in effecting mobilization was
made more difficult by the fact that
many of the soldiers stationed along
the Hungarian border live in Bessa
rabia, and under the terms of the
Russian ultimatum, must return to
their homes to take up life as new
citizens of the Soviet.
King Carol’s decision for full
mohilization, which was accompa
nied by the disappearance of all
taxicabs and private automobiles
!from Bucharest streets during the
;early morning, appeared to have met
■with strong popular approval. Large
'crowds staged a loyalty demonstra
tion before the palace during the
night. I
Sharp, shown explaining some of the technicalities of flying to
Bob Verschoor, is believed to be the youngest woman flying in
structor in the country. She’s 20 and in charge of the C. A. A.
pilot training here. Miss Sharp, who started flying at 15, has 770
air hours to her credit. —A. P. Photo.
Sfrabolgi Demands
Chamberlain, Hoare
And Halifax Quit
29 Lose Lives in German
Raids Against Channel
Islands Last Night
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, June 29.—Lord Stra
bolgi. Labor leader In the House of
Lords, released an open letter to
British editors today in which he
said if lormer Prime Minister
Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary
Lord Halifax and Sir Samuel Hoare,
Ambassador to Spain, would retire
it would be the greatest service they
could do their country and its cause.
The Labor spokesman in the
House of Lords based his letter upon
the report that Mr. Chamberlain,
lord president of the council, “had
found it necessary to give an inter
view to the American press denying
that he is in favor of asking Ger
many for peace negotiations.”
On June 10, Lord Strabolgi wrote
in the London Times that Parlia
ment reflected the “uneasiness in
the country * • • at the continuance
in high office of men primarily re
sponsible * * * for the present state
of affairs. Those of us who are try
ing to sustain public morale in these
difficult times would be greatly as
sisted if this cause of criticism and
complaint were removed.”
That articles mentioned no names.
Text of Letter.
The text of Lord Strabolgl's letter
"Mr. Neville Chamberlain has
found it necessary to give an inter
view’ to the American press denying
that he is in favor of asking Ger
many for peace negotiations.
"We can accept Mr. Chamber
lain's word, especially as we know
of his anger at Hitler’s double
crossing over the Munich agreement
when he invaded Czecho-Slovakia In
March of last year. We also appre
ciate Lord Halifax's moral indigna
tion at the Nazi enormities. Unfor
tunately, the past of these two
statesmen is so identified w’ith the
appeasement policy that, so long as
they are in the inner war cabinet,
the German propagandists will find
credence for their fairy tales about
Britain suing for an armistice.
"The presence of Sir Samuel
Hoare, with his past record and
association with M. Laval, as Brit
ish Ambassador in Madrid, also
lends color to these deliberately cir
culated rumors.
"The effect is most serious in the
two most important neutral coun
tries in the world—the United States
of America and Russia.
“If Messrs. Chamberlain, Halifax
and Hoare could see their way to
retire for a space from public life
it would be the greatest service they
could do to their country and to the
cause for which we are fighting, and
an act of high patriotism.”
29 Killed in Raids.
Twenty-nine persons were killed
in German air raids on the Chan
nel islands of Guernsey and Jersey
last night, the Home Office an
nounced today, and a few bombs
were dropped on widely separated
parts of the British Isles this morn
The raids on the Channel islands,
off the French coast, came shortly
after the British government had
announced that they were being de
Civilians were machine-gunned In
both islands, the Home Office com
munique declared, listing 23 killed
and 36 injured in Guernsey and 6
killed and several injured in Jersey.
A Jersey resident said three Ger
man planes bombed the island, set
ting fire to some buildings. A
Guernsey woman, who reported
three German bombers also flew
over that island, said:
"From what I hear the Germans
were trying to destroy quantities of
tomatoes and potatoes. I don’t
think they were very successful, but
they did succeed in killing a large
number of civilians.”
Many famous herds of Jersey and
Guernsey cattle and virtually all the
remaining potato and tomato crops
already had been shipped to Eng
land, it W’as announced.
Activity on “Small Scale.”
A communique of the Air Ministry
and Ministry of Home Security said
activity in the daily resumption of
German raids over England “was
on a small scale.”
"A few bombs were dropped in
South Wales and near the east
coast, but nothing of any importance
was achieved.” it said.
Later the Ministry of Home Se
curity announced damage was slight
and that five persons were injured,
two of them slightly.
One German bomber was reported
shot down by British fighters over
Northeast England. Another was
brought down oft the coast of
Peace Move Reported.
A neutral diplomatic source en
visions a possible British-Russian
Turkish alignment to bargain with
Germany and Italy in a peace move
said to be “in the air.”
Any attempt by Germany to in
vade England Is likely to await the
outcome of this|piove, this source
Five Gypsum Firms
To Be Prosecuted
On Trust Charges
Nine Individuals Also
Indicted as Grand Jury
Ends Long Inquiry
The Justice Department today
was preparing to prosecute some of
the Nation’s leading gypsum firms
under indictments handed down by
a District Court grand jury yester
day charging conspiracy in restraint
of trade.
Five corporations and nine officers
and employes are named in two in
dictments charging violations of
Sections I and III of the Sherman
Anti-trust Act. The grand jury has
been hearing evidence since April 17.
U. S. Is Large User.
The firms indicted manufacture
gypsum board, wallboard and lath,
used in building construction. The
Federal Government uses wallboard
in substantial quantities in barracks
and other temporary structures.
The investigation was an out
growth of difficulty in construction
of public buildings here by the Gov
ernment, it was said. A similar
situation existed in private industry,
officials have contended.
Licensing Scheme Charged,
The firms indicted manufacture
and sell substantially all the gypsum
board sold in the United States east
of the Rocky Mountains, the true
bills declare. All the defendant
corporations have been parties to a
patent licensing scheme whereby
one firm has fixed the selling prices
of all the manufacturers, it was
Named as defendants in the in
dictments were Certain-Teed Prod
ucts Corp. of New’ York, the United
States Gypsum Co. of Chicago, the
National Gypsum Co. of Buffalo, N.
Y.; the Ebsary Gypsum Co., Inc.,
of New York; the Newark Plaster
Co. of Newark, N. J.; these employes
and officials of the United States
Gypsum Co.—Oliver M. Knode. Wil
liam L. Heady. H. Frank Sadler,
Sidney F. Bartlett and Ernest A.
Gallagher; these employes of the
National Gypsum Co.—Melvin H.
Baker and Ralph H. Burley, and
Warren F. Henley, who is with
Certain-Teed Products Corp., and
Arthur R. Black, who is associated
with a company which was not
said last night. He added that Brit
ain’s attitude apparently depended
on the response of France’s colonies
and fleet to the rallying call of
French Gen. Charles de Gaulle
recognized by the British govern
ment as "leader of all free French
men”—to fight on for the Allied
The diplomatic source pointed out,
in this connection, the order of Gen.
Eugene Mittelhauser, commander of
the French Army in Syria, for "ces
sation of hostilities” there.
(A broadcast on the Berlin
wave length, heard by N. B. C.
in New York today, said Gen.
Auguste Nogues, governor gen
eral and commander in chief of
French Morocco, also had or
dered his troops to cease fight
ing and lay down their arms.)
Vernon Bartlett, commentator for
the News-Chronicle, predicted de
fection of most of the French de
spite De Gaulle’s appeal.
“Faced with the possibility that
the French African colonies now
will surrender,” Bartlett said to
day, “the British government must
be prepared to fight two wars, the
one west of Gibraltar and the other
east of the island of Pantellaria, the
Italian fortress between Sicily and
Spain Situation Most Serious.
The most serious situation, Bart
lett declared, is in Spain, "where
a campaign for the restoration of
Gibraltar would unite even many
ardent Republicans behind Gen.
Franco.” He said Spanish occu
pation of Tangiers, opposite Gibral
tar, threatened the closing of the
Western Mediterranean to Britain.
The neutral diplomatic source as
serted that Soviet Russia’s “natural
concern” over Adolf Hitler’s ulti
mate intentions could easily place
Russia on the Allied side at a peace
conference table “provided the Brit
ish install a genuinely leftist gov
ernment which does not try to make
a catspaw of the Russians.”
With such a government, he con
tinued, Britain conceivably could
“win the peace, at least from a re
alistic view of the present situation,”
with the friendship of Russia added
to Turkish backing and United
States sympathy.
Britain has her colonial and do
minion armies, fleet and air force
to back up her arguments in a
peace conference, he added.
This source also expressed belief
that Prime Minister Winston
Churchill declined to permit ouster
of Chamberlain from the cabinet
because he wished it to remain
"rightist,” and voiced doubt that Mr.
Churchill’s government could win
Russia’s support.
The liberal News-Chronicle said
Mr. Chamberlain’s denial that Brit
ain had the slightest intention of
coming to terms with Hitler “may
be taken as the^rue position.”
Red Cross Mercy Ship
Safe in Spain With
American Cargo
Relief Fund Reaches
$16,365,909, With
Churches to Appeal
As the S. S. McKeesport, Amer
ican Red Cross mercy ship, arrived
safely in Bilbao, Spain, with a mil
lion dollar cargo, Red Cross head
quarters reported today its war re
lief fund had reached $16,365,909.
The District Red Cross, already
over its $300,000 quota, received ad
ditional gifts yesterday to bring the
total to date to $325,099.05.
The District Chapter also an
nounced yesterday that it had
started 23 packing cases of garments
and surgical dressings on their way
to Europe via the Red Cross in
Jersey City.
Appeal In Churches.
Eight of the cases carried 1,546
items including all kinds of goods
from infant layettes to hospital
shirts for wounded veterans. The
other 15 cases carried 92,276 surgi
cal dressings, all made by volunteers
at the District Chapter House.
The religious community of the
Nation tomorrow will hear pleas
for participation in the American
Red Cross war relief fund when
churches of all denominations ob
serve Red Cross Sunday in answer
to an appeal by the Church Peace
Union in co-operation with leaders
of the Catholic, Jewish and Protes
tant faiths.
Reports from national headquar
ters to the District Chapter yester
day listed two more local jewelry
firms which have made gifts to the
Red Cross. The E. M. Rosenthal Co.
sent a check for $250, all of which
came to the District Chapter. The
Marx Jewelry Co. sent in $75 for
this city and jewelry stores here
gave direct to the District Chapter.
Benefit Performance.
Children of Manor Park today
were to give their own benefit per
formance for the Red Cross. The
program was to be held at 331 Rit
tenhouse street N.W. and was to
consist of three plays, acrobatics,
singing, dancing and a Tom Thumb
wedding. Some of the performers
who have rehearsed for a month to
put on the show are Dorothy Mc
Kenney, Marie Battaglia, Eugenia
Moore, Barbara Owens. Charlotte
Bovello. Lorita Herson, Margo
Schnabel and Billy Mitchell.
Among the gifts received by the
District Red Cross yesterday were
those of the District of Columbia
Penal Institution, $64 (additional);
Alley Dwelling Authority, $75 (addi
tional) ; Veterans' Administration,
*30.75 (additional); c. & p. Tele-i
phone Co. employes. $99.25 (addi- !
tional); Washington Dally News
employes. $12 (additional); Metro
politan Life Insurance Co. employes,
$81.50 (additional); Takoma Park
branch of the Red Cross, $43 (addi
tional); Equitable Life Insurance
Co. employes. $139.75 (additional),
and Liberty National Bank, *300.
D. C. Bankruptcy Ruling "
Bars Pleas of Nearby
The United States Court of Ap
peals today held that residents oi
nearby Maryland and Virginia who
are employed in the District but who
do not have a place of business of
their own here, may not file petitions
for bankruptcy in District Court.
The decision is considered im
portant because of the many who
live outside of the District but whose
creditors largely are located in
Washington. Under the ruling,
nearby Maryland residents employed
here must file for bankruptcy in
The court's opinion, written by
Chief Justice D. Lawrence Groner.
was handed down in the case of
Ambrose J. Higgins, who lives near
Silver Spring. Md., but who works
in the District.
Mr. Higgins had filed a petition in
District Court. However, State Loan
Co. of Mount Rainier, Md., one of
Mr. Higgins' creditors, claimed Dis
trict Court had no jurisdiction.
District Court upheld the conten
tion of the loan company, repre
sented by Attorney Camden R. Mc
Atee. Mr. Higgins took it to the
Court of Appeals, which affirmed
the lower court’s decision.
Cigarette Tax Boost
Applies to Packages
By the Associated Press.
The Treasury cautioned tobacco
dealers today that the cigarette tax
increase in the Defense Tax Act
would apply to individual packages
on their shelves at midnight Sun
day, as well as to wholesale stocks.
Dealers will be expected to keep
a record of their stocks and pay the
additional tax by August 1, said Guy
T. Helvering, commissioner of in
ternal revenue. The increase is sy3
per cent or half a cent on a pack of
20 small cigarettes.
Slayer of Deputy Hanged
In West Virginia Prison
By the Associated Press.
• MOUNDSVTLLE, W. Va„ June 29.
—Saying “there is no hereafter—I
don’t care," Byzentine Hartman, 28,
coldly refused a chaplain’s offer of
spiritual comfort as he walked to
death on the gallows last night.
He was executed for slaying a
deputy sheriff who attempted to ar
rest him on a charge of beating his
elderly mother.
i—■ fi ■
'It's Come, Frank/
Dying Woman, 51,
Phones Husband
By the Associated Press.
29.—As a former Holyoke
(Mass.) superintendent of
nurses, 51-year-old Mrs. Mabel
Alice Johnson Curran knew
what had happened when pa
ralysis began to creep over her
Calmly, she reached for the
telephone in her bedroom and
called her husband yesterday:
‘‘It’s come, Prank, but I have
15 minutes or so anyhow before
I lose consciousness.’’
She asked that a physician be
summoned and her daughter
notified. She died of a stroke
a few minutes after all had ar
Coup in Bessarabia
Hay Deal 2-Edged
Blow to Germany
Soviet in Position to
Halt Oil Supply and
Danube Traffic
Chicago Dally Newa Foreign Correipondent.
ISTANBUL, June 29 (By Radio).—
—Soviet Russia’s uncontested an
nexation of Bessarabia may pos
sibly prove almost as great a blood
less victory as that scored by the
Nazis at Munich. In any case, two
immeasurable shifts <n Europe’s
strategical balance of power have
suddenly been achieved without a
gun being fired.
First, Red airplanes can now
shower Incendiary bombs upon Ru
mania’s richest oil wells and re
fineries at Polesti in a 45-minute
flight. Second, It seems that the
Russians will either hold or domi
nate Galatz, which is the key port
on the Lower Danube. Whoever
controls Galatz can shut oft all oil
and other traffic headed for Ger
many at the mouth of the Danube.
At Narvik the Allies tried, but
failed, to get the whip hand over the
Swedish iron ore mines upon which
Germany is vitally dependent. In
Bessarabia the Soviets moved into
a position of permanent threat to
the Nazis’ oil supplies without w'hich
Germany cannot hope successfully
to attack the British Isles.
Could Shut Off Oil for Reich.
If it is still uncertain whether
Moscow is ready openly to oppose
Hitler, the fact remains that the
Russians are now ideally situated to
close Germany’s absolutely essential
oil faucet in Rumania should they
decide to do so. In 1939 Germany
obtained nearly 13,000,000 out of
her 45,000,000 barrels from these
same Rumanian oil fields and the
percentage has increased consider
ably since the war began.
Majority opinion in Southeastern
Europe remains skeptical about the
durability ot Nazi-Soviet co-opera
tion and insists that Hitler will turn
on Russia, if his hands are free of
British opposition, and that Stalin
is acting on this anticipation.
Most political realists agree upon
the fundamental animosity between
the Berlin and Moscow dictatorships
Nazis in the Balkans yesterday and
today could not conceal their dis
pleasure over the Soviets’ coup in
Blow Would Be Devastating.
All this means that Stalin has
equipped himself with a very potent
holdup gun with which he may
seriously embarrass Germany later ]
on, for no blow to the Nazis could 1
be more devastating than the firing!
of the Rumanian oil wells and the!
closing of the Danubian traffic to
Germany at the moment wlien the
war s Issue is in the balance. The
Soviets may not go that far, but
they now can take the plunge if
convinced that the game is worth
the candle.
For the present, it looks as if
Moscow has w-on the first big round
in the Balkans and also that her
pressure on Yugoslavia, Bulgaria
and Turkey is by no means finished.
(Copyright. 1940. by Chicago Daily News,
Maryland Quota Is 706
For Junior C. C. C. Camp
By the Associated Press.
BALTIMORE, June 29.—Mary
land's quota for C. C. C. junior re
placements from July 1 to Septem
ber 30, is 706, J. Milton Patterson,
director of the State Department
of Public Welfare, announced to
The quota for veteran replace
ments for the same period is 113.
Applicants no longer have to be
from a family on relief to be eligible
to enter camp, Mr. Patterson said.
Candidates between the ages of 17
and 24, unemployed and in need of
employment, are eligible, he ex
He reported 21 C. C. C. camps, at
tended by 2,125 young men, were
now in operation in the State. An
enroljpe receives $30 a month, $22 of
which he agrees to send his family
if he has dependents. Otherwise, this
sum is deposited to his account and
he is paid in full when discharged,
Mr. Patterson declared.
Three hundred and sixty-six white
and 340 Negro youths will be sought
to fill junior vacancies.
RICHMOND, Va., June 29 (JP).—
The largest enlistment quota in the
C. C. C. in Virginia will go into effect
next week, State headquarters re
ported yesterday, and by the end i
of July approximately 7,500 unmar
ried youths between the ages of
17 and 23 are expected to be sta
tioned in the 33 camps scattered
throughout the State.
Chicago Grain
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, June 29.—Wheat prices
declined further today due to favor
able weather conditions, optimistic
Canadian crop reports and liquida
tion of July contracts prior to the
delivery period beginning Monday.
Early losses amounted to as much
as % cent but prices recovered at
times to around the previous close.
Prospects of large marketings in the
Southwest over the week end caused
some selling.
The complicated situation in the
Balkans, where much of Europe’s
surplus bread grain is raised, at
tracted attention but traders were
unable to judge what the ultimate
effect of hostilities in that region
would be on wheat demand in im
porting regions of the continent.
Some sales were believed to have
been hedges against purchases of
new grain in the Southwest.
Scattered rains were received in
the spring wheat belt both sides of
the Canadian border, but the fore
cast was for generally fair and
warmer weather in the Northwest.
Not much precipitation was prom
ised for this area the coming week.
The market ignored yesterday’s
late advance at Buenos Aires, where
prices were up around 4 cents due
to large exports from Argentina
and delayed seeding of the new
crop. The Buenos Aires market was
closed today, but July contracts,
quoted yesterday up to 75 cents,
were about on a par with Chicago
July futures.
At 11 am. wheat was %-% lower
compared with yesterday’s finish,
July, 75%; September, 75%, and
com was %-% down, July, 60%;
September, 58%.
Britain will buy 25,500 tons of
the nejtj| Australian dried fruit crop.
MOSCOW.—“BIG JOE” AT HOME—The giant figure of a Soviet
worker which topped the Russian pavilion at the New York
World’s Fair in 1939 was the center of attraction after it was
set up in Pushkin Square during the May Day celebration at the
Soviet capital. In the background is the building housing the
newspaper Izvestia, one of the two largest dailies in Russia. The
figure was nicknamed “Big Joe" by Americans.
—Wide World Photo.
Green Urges Action
To Outlaw Bund
And Communists
A. F. L. President Also
Calls on Police to War
On Labor Racketeers
By the Associated Press.
Congressional action to outlaw the
Communist party and the Nazi Bund
was advocated today by William
Green, president of the American
Federation of Labor.
Mr. Green made the recommenda
tion in an address to the F. B. I
sponsored National Police Academy.
“I feel that we are inviting danger
by permitting the Communist party
and the Nazi Bund to continue to
operate openly or secretly in this
country against the interests of the
United States,” he asserted.
“Never Hoodwinked" by Propaganda.
He declared the federation he
heads “never has been hoodwinked
by Communist, Nazi or Fascist prop
aganda,” and added:
"When the Congress recently
adopted measures to purge Com
munists and Nazis from relief rolls
and to keep an official check on the
whereabouts and activities of resi
dent aliens, the American Federa
tion of Labor interposed no objec
“We consider it shameful that a
labor group, not affiliated with the
American Federation of Labor, bit
terly opposed these measures, and
lent itself to underhanded attacks
on the Federal Bureau of Investiga
Urges War on Racketeers.
Mr. Green also called on the police
of the country to stamp out labor
racketeering “just as fearlessly as
you would stamp out racketeering
in business or in any other walk of
“If you meet a situation in the
elimination of wrongdoing where
you believe I can be of help to you,
call on me promptly and I assure
you that I will do everything in my
power to further the cause of jus
tice.” he told the Police Academy,
when 36 State and local police offi
cers received diplomas for comple
tion of the 12-week course in ad
vanced police methods directed by
the F. B. I.
Mr. Green assailed “ignorant, ma
licious and prejudiced persons” who,
he said, “attempt to smear the en
tire labor movement because of the
sins of a few individuals.”
White House Will Close
To Visitors for Repairs
The White House will be closed to
visitors from July 1 to September 13,
it was announced today, to permit
the annual face-lifting of the Ex
ecutive Mansion.
Routine repairs and extensive
house-cleaning are on the schedule,
it was explained, and all visiting
hours are being suspended until the
work is completed. Planning to be
at Hyde Park over the July Fourth
holiday and the succeeding week
;nd. President Roosevelt also planned
to leave Washington for an over
night cruise down the Potomac. He
expected to board the yacht Po
tomac late today.
Guests of the Chief Executive
were to be the Federal Loan Admin
istrator and Mrs. Jesse H. Jones and
the Solicitor General and Mrs.
Francis Biddle.
Broker Next to Branch
Of S. E. C. Is Indicted
Samuel Robert Smith, broker,
1422 K street N.W., who has an
office next door to one of the
branches of the Securities and Ex
change Commission, yesterday was
indicted by the District grand jury
on a charge of violating the Se
curities Act. He is charged with
selling allegedly fraudulent securi
Assistant United States Attorney
William Hitz presented the case to
the grand jury, which made its re
turn to Justice P. Dickinson Letts
in District Court.
British Arrest
Lady Diana,
Mosley's Wife
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, June 29.—Lady Diana
Mosely, wife of Sir Oswald Mosley
and sister of Unity Freeman-Mit
ford, was arrested this afternoon at
her home, Savetay Farm, Denham,
Plainclothesmen detained Lady
Diana under defense regulations. Her
1 husband, Sir Oswald, was jailed May
Sir Oswald is the leader of British 1
Fascists. Miss Freeman-Mitford is
an admirer of Adolf Hitler who re
turned to England from Munich last 1
! January, suffering from a bullet ■
wound in her neck. The wound never
was publicly explained.
Dead in Two Big Battles
60,000, De Gaulle Says
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, June 29— French Gen.
Charles De Gaulle estimated today
that the German forces captured
358.080 men in the Flanders phase
of the big battle in Belgium and
France and 600.000 in the “Battle
of France,” killing 60,000 and
wounding about 300,000.
The figures were issued by Prof.
Denis Saurat, director of the
French Institute.
De Gaulle was quoted by Saurat
as asserting the French Army was
beaten without being able to fight
because the German tanks behind
the front line destroyed supply con
voys, because the civil population
made the roads impassable and be
cause in many cases trotps had to
surrender because of lack of am
De Gaulle's estimate on casual
ties included all Allied troops. Pre
sumably it did not count final ac
tions after Premier Petain an
nounced he was suing for an arm
Msgr. Ready Speaks
At Kappa Gamma Pi
Meeting Here
Urges Delegates to Take
Part in Civic, Political
And Church Life
The Right Rev. Msgr. Michael J.
Ready, general secretary of the Na
tional Catholic Welfare Confer
ence, addressed the delegates of
Kappa Gamma Pi, national honor
society of graduates of Catholic
women’s colleges, today in the May
flower Hotel.
Here from New York, Boston,
Scranton and Baltimore, the dele
gates heard Msgr. Ready outline
what he proposed as Catholic ac
tion on the part of woman gradu
ates in American life. Some of the
outstanding suggestions made were:
Widespread interest in parish or
ganizations, activity in professional
organizations and in literary, dra
matic and musical societies as well
as college and study clubs; activity
in Catholic women’s clubs, political
and civic organizations and learned
The meeting today was opened
with prayer by the Rev. Dr. John
Lamott of Cincinnati, Ohio, na
tional moderator of the society.
In a short talk after the opening
of the meeting, Dr. Lamott sketched
the growth of the Kappa Gamma Pi
Honor Society, which began infor
mally in 1927 and was incorporated
two years later with a small number
of graduates. Today, the moderator
said, Kappa Gamma Pi is repre
sented by 2.300 graduates from more
than 60 Catholic colleges in America.
The conference today was com
prised only of members in the east
ern region.
After the address by Msgr. Ready
a luncheon was served in the main
dining room of the hotel. Miss
Marie Scanlon of Tobyhanna, Pa.,
was honor guest, with the clergy- *
men, at the luncheon, which was
presided over by Miss Florence
Chapter presidents and former
presidents in the eastern regional
conference will be honored tonight
with a dinner at the Mayflower.
Tomorrow the visitors will attend
a communion mass at 9 a m. in the
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apos
tle, after which they will visit Trin
ity College. Election of officers will
take place tomorrow afternoon.
Russia Closes Three Ports
On Black Sea, British Hear
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. June 29 —A British
Broadcasting Corp. report, heard by
N. B. C., stated today that Soviet
Russia had closed three of her Black
Sea ports, including the oil port of
Odessa, Russia's principal Black
Sea port, was named as another of
those closed. The name of the third
could not be heard distinctly, N, B.
C. reported.
Odessa is on the northern coast
near the Rumanian border. Batum
is in the Caucasus close to the
Turkish frontier.
Inauguration of regular shipping
service between the Russian port
of Leningrad and the German Bal
tic port of Stettin was announced
by DNB, German new's service, an
other broadcast picked up here by
N. B. C. declared.
The first steamer left Leningrad
yesterday, DNB said.
Sylvan Theater Tickets
For Tuesday on Sale
Tickets for chair privileges at the
second of the summer festival se
ries in Sylvan Theater Tuesday
night have been placed on sale at
the American Automobile Associa
tion, the Keystone Automobile Club,
the Willard Hotel and the District
Recreation Office, 1740 Massacusetts
avenue N.W.
The entertainment, sponsored by
the Community Center and Play
grounds Department and the Office
of National Capital Parks, will be
gin at 7:30 p.m. with a concert by
the Washington Gas Light Co. Band
of 60 pieces under direction of Otto
The Washington Gypsy Chorus
will sing at 8:15 o'clock under the
direction of Robert Frederick
Weather Report
(Furnished by the United States Weather Bureau.)
District of Columbia—Fair, cooler tonight; tomorrow fair; moderate
west and northwest winds.
Maryland—Fair, cooler tonight; tomorrow fair.
•Virginia—Partly cloudy and cooler preceded by showers in extreme
southeast portion this afternoon and early tonight; tomorrow fair.
West Virginia—Fair, slightly cooler tonight; tomorrow fair.
A aisturoance is moving northeastward'
over Northeastern New York. Canton.
998.3 millibars (29.48 inchest, with a
trough extending southward end southwest
ward to Southwestern Virginia. Pressure
is relatively low in the Rio Grande Valiev.
Brownsville. Tex.. 1.013.5 millibars (29 93
inches), and over the Mtddle Plateau. Win
nemucca. Nev.. 1.012.9 millibars <29 91
inches). Pressure continues relatively high
over the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and the
Bahamas. Miami. Fla. 1.020.7 millibars
(30.14 inches). A high-Dressure area is
advancing eastward over the Plains States,
and the Missouri Valley. Concordia, Kans.,
1.024.0 millibars (30.24 inches). During
the last 24 hours showers have occurred
in the Lags region, the Ohio and Missis
sippi Valleys, the Atlantic and Gulf States
and in Arizona and New Mexico. Tempera
tures have fallen in the Middle and West
ern Lage region, the Plains States, the
Ohio and Mississippi Valleys and in the
interior of the Gulf States, while they
have risen in the Northern Rocky Moun
tain region and Northern Plateau.
Weekly Outlook.
North and Mtddle Atlantic 8t»tes—
Local showers about Tuesday and again
Friday or Saturday Cool first half and
warmer latter half of week.
Ohio Valley and Tennessee—Local
thundershowers early part of week and
again about Thursday. Week will be
moderately warm.
River Report.
Potomac River clear. Shenandoah muddy
at Harper s Ferry; Potomac slightly muddy
at Great Falls today.
Report for Last 24 Honrs.
Temperature. Barometer.
Testerday— Degrees. Inches.
4 p.m. _._ 91 29.69 «
8 p.m. _ 81 29 66
Midnight _ 82 29.64
4 a.m. _ 79 29.64
8 am. _ 78 29.70
Noon _ 84 29.66
Record for Last 24 Hours.
(From noon yesterday to noon today >
Highest, 91. 4 pm. yesterday. Year
ago. 80.
Lowest. 72. 5:45 p.m. today. Year
ago. 60.
Record Temperatures This Year.
Highest. 93. on June 24.
Lowest. 7. on January 39.
Humidity for Last 24 Hours.
(From noon yesterday to noon today.)
Highest, 96 per cent, at 8:30 p m.
Lowest. 37 per cent, at noon today.
Tide Tables.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today. Tomorrow
High_ 2:54 a.m. 3:48 a.m.
Low _ 9:56 a.m. 10:51 a.m.
High_ 3:15 p.m. 4:09 p.m.
Low _ 9:55 p.m. 10:48 p.m.
The Sun and Moon.
Rises. Bets.
Sun. tedsy _ 4:45 7:38
Bun. tomorrow_ 4 :45 7 38
Moon. fodsr_13:39 s m 2 04 p m
Automobile lights must be turasd on
^one-half hour after susset.
> .—
Monthly precipitation in inches In th»
Capital (current month to date):
Month. 1940. Ave. Record.
January_2.12 3.55 7.S3 '37
February_ 2.77 3.27 8.84 '8*
March _ 3.42 3.75 8 84 '91
April _ 6.19 3.27 9.13 '89
May_ 3 10 3.70 10.69 '89
June _ 0.84 4 13 10.94 ’09
July _ 4.71 10.63 ’88
August __ 4 01 14.41 '28
September__ 3.24 17.45 '34
October __ 2 84 8,81 '37
November __ 2.37 8.69 89
December _ ___ 3.32 7.58 01
Weather tn Various Cities.
Temp. Rain
Barom. High.Low fall Weather.
Abilene_ 30.08 93 fi» 0.72 Rain
Albany_ 20.53 73 82 O.lfl Cloudy
Atlanta... 30.00 PI flO 0.21 Cloudy
Atl. city... 29.71 TR 09 0.08 Rain
Baltimore. 29.71 90 08 1.50 Cloudy
Blrm’ham. 30.03 91 fl9 1.16 Cloudy
Bismarck.. 30.15 72 44 Clear
Boston_ 29.59 77 RO 0 18 Rain
Buffalo 29.02 75 58 O.fll Cloudy
Charleston 29.77 P« 81 Cloudy
Chicago _ 30.00 80 58 . . Clear
Cincinnati. 29.94 87 fi.3 Clear
Cleveland. 29.97 80 58 0.58 Cloudy
Columbia.. 29.94 97 73 0 03 Cloudy
Denver 30 OH 83 59 Cloudy
Des Moines 30.15 7fl 53 Clear
Detroit 29.77 78 5fi 0.40 Cloudy
El Paso_ 30.00 95 H9 Cloudy
Galveston. 30.00 92 81 Cloudy
Helena_ 80.03 84 4fl Cloudy
Huron ... 30.15 72 47 Clear
Ind'apolls. 29.04 83 55 Cloudy
Jacks’vllle, 30.09 93 76 Cloudy
Kans City 30.21 82 65 Cloudy
Los Angeles 30.03 70 59 Cloudy
Louisville.. 29.77 83 fl.3 Clesr
Miami 30.15 90 82 ... Clear
MDls.-St P. 30 08 RR 50 Clear
N. Orleans 30.0H 90 77 0 01 Cloudy
New York 29.R2 75 fifl 0 32 Rain
Norfolk 29.77 92 77 Ram
Okla City 30.18 78 K3 0.33 Cloudy
Omaha... 30.21 74 55 Clear
Phila .. 29.71 84 «5 0.54 Rain
Phoenix 29.89 loi 75 Cloudy
Pittsburgh 29.77 81 RO 0.10 Clear
Portl’d. Me. 29.58 7fl 53 0.23 Cloudy
Portl'd.Ore. 30.08 88 50 Cloudy
Raleigh . 29.88 95 71 011 Cloudy
Si Louis . 30.12 83 58 0.15 Clear
8. Lake C._ 20.94 92 54 Clear
8. Antonio 29.97 95 «7 0 91 Rain
San Diego 30.00 71 80 _ . cloudy
S. Fran’sco 30.00 H5 57 Cloudy
Seattle ._ 30.OR 79 60 Cloudy
Spokane-. 29.97 87 51 Cloudy
Tampa 30.12 94 81 Cloudy
WASH .D C. 29.71 91 72 0 87 Cloudy
Temperature. Weather.
(Noon. Greenwich time, toda’-’ t
Horta (Fayall Ir t'i ?> Cloudy
(Current observadcns.)
San Juna Puerto Rico SI cltuijy
Havana. Cuba _ 7S Cit ar
1 Colon. Canal Zone_ 88 Cloudy

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