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THE NOME NUGGET VOL. 42. No. 85. NOME, ALASKA, FRIDAy, JULy 12, 1940._Pr per copy Nazi Bombers British Battleships Repulse Concerted Attack Of 300 Italian Planes-Accounts Vary UNDATED, July 1 M/P) — A new 'light was cast on the con troversial question of “battle ships against planes” in actual combat, with the disclosure by General Pricolo, Ita’ian air chief, that 300 Italian planes engaged in battle with the British and It alian war fleets in the Mediter ranean.. Dispatches from Rome acknowledged that a large part of the Italian aerial force return ed with damage ar.d wounded crewmen, hit by a terrific drum of fire from the surface ships. Three Italian planes were lost. Ey contrast. So- Andrew Cun ningham, commander of the Brit iah Mediterranean fleet reported that his ships suffered not a sin gle casualty. The Italian com mand in a belated communique insisted however that the Italian bon bing planes set fire to the 42,000 ton British battle cruiser Hood, the world's biggest war ship and scored two bomb hits on the deck of the 22.000 tun air craft carrier Ark Royal and two other English battleships. The British admiralty issued a for mal denia. Three hundred Italian plar.es wo * • v~~d in the 'two-day battle and presumably represented the biggest aerial assault ever hurl- i ed against warships. The attack :>n the Hood and and Ark Royal occurred Tuesday, the Italians! said, in the waters south of the Ba eares Islands. FIRST CHILD REFUGEES NOW IN AMERICA NSW YORK — The Canard Wtu:e Star liner Scythia arrived a-t New York Sunday evening with the first large group of Brit ish children who will live in the United States for the duration of the war. The Scythia docked tat Manhat 1 tan pier at 5:30 p.m. Although it I had been reported that 200 reiu ;g?e chi dren were be aboard the i iiiier, the tota was only 71. SO ! youngsters left the ship at Hali : rax, N. S., far hemes in Canada. Most of the children were ac companied by relatives or nurs es. Arrangement had been com i pk'.ed to give them comfortable American homes during the war. — Have The Nome Nugget sent to " • I • r*rt •’ ?V *7 ^ % T King George Narrowly Escapes German Air Raid In Scotland Report Much Damage Inflicted UNDATED, July 12 (/Pi—Swift! rising British Spit-fires slashed back at German bombers over j the Island kingdom, shooting, down eight raiders in flames af ter King George narrowly es- ( raped a heavy Nazi attack in a Scottish town. One bomb killed ten persons. “As far as is known” many others were wounded. A German invader was shot down and its crew' perished as the bul let-sieved plane crashed and. burst into flames. A German command commun ique telling of heavy new dam age inflicted on British airports, harbors a" i armament plants, as serted that 4 mi’lion 329 thou sand 213 tons of “enemy mer chant Shipping or shipping us able by the enemy” has been | ;uak since the war began. Nazi fighting a i St a. a dive bombing; olci e- sank dve ships totalling ( J’,00) tons in t . English Chan ne yesterday. The command said j n;..: :.j started at Portsmouth; and Burton on Trent and added! that port recitities at Portsmouth; were the often est hit by aemal1 explosives. Thj 3:1 ish government faced' X 7 * *hre ?.t« ?; a U-boat “star: This picture, sent by cable from London to New York, shows, a cording to the English caption, British sailors aboard a French b Utleship iu a southern port. Note the French tricolor still flying. vat.in blockade” of the British Isles, tightened control to bolster the home front and considered imposing "scientific diet” on the island's densely packed millions to save food supplies. One plan called for the taking over of the fields in which the farmers are failing to make yield the Last possible ounce of food stuffs. Army Chief Of Staff Arrives In Fairbanks FAIRBANKS. July 11 — An Army plane with General H. H. Arnold, chief of the U. S. Army Air Corps and a party of officers on an inspection tour of Alaska, arrived at the Fairbanks airport at 4:30 this afternoon Fairbank time after an uneventful flight via the inland route. They stop ped at Prince George and White horse. The party left Spokane tins morning and Washington yes ,'erday morning and attended an informal dinner here with civic leaders tonight. They will pro bably proceed to Anchorage in a day or two. New York Police Reveal Discovery Of More Bombs NEW YORK. July 11 I/P)—Two powerful dynamite bombs were found near the convention hall in Philadelphia two weeks ago, it w,as learned from high police authority. After police commis sioner Valentine disclosed the number of bombs found during the meeting. Valentine didn’t say how many bombs were found nor where they were discovered; but other sources said 7 or 8 were located, some of them in a hall frequently used for Commun ist meetings. Valentine made the disclosure in a talk to his detective force, and asserted the bomb explosion at the World’s fair which killed two detective on July 4th was 'just the beginning." The voice of the veteran peace officer chok ed with emotion as he spoke of the two victims of the bomb and he declared the department is out get the perpetrators of the plot, convict them, “have them sentenced to the proper punish ment—electrocution." “SOURDOUGH” STATIONERY At Nugget Office Asks Registration Of All U. S. Men From 18 to 6.1 WASHINGTON. July 12 OP) — The President asserted in a press conference that the administra tion will go ahead with its pres ent policy of maintaining the standards set under the wage and hour law, in the defense pro gram. He spoke shortly after the Navy department awarded con tracts totaling $136,743,000 as a part of the vast program to build up the nation’s Pacific and Allan i tic defenses. General Marshal testified be 1 fore the Senate military commit tee that compulsory military training” was immediately nec essary” to bring the regular army and national guards units up to full strength. He asked ; for the enactment of the Burke Wadsworth bill to force the reg I istration of all men between the I ages of 18 and 65 for training in I the army and navy. From these will be selected the men from between the ages of 21 and 45. More Funds For Ala ska Defenses WASHINGTON, July 11 CP)— The Budget message which ac companied President Roosevelt’s j request for additional defense funds Wednesday named some of the projects covered in the 936 million dollars sought for the Navy. These included Kodiak Air station seaplane ramp, etc, $500, 000: Sitka air station, to extend seaplane hangar $500,000; Dutch Harbor radio station $30,000. Among the projects included in the army coil ‘ruction. pro gram, for Point Campbell, Al aska, a transmitter station $327, 000; and an Alaska air base gas and oil storage and bomb stor age $630,000. Petain’s Government Is Given Free Hand to Write Totalitaran Constitution VICHY. France. July 10 — The French parliament gave the gov ernment of Marshal Petain a free hand to write a new totalitarian constitution in a sv. if- parliament ary action which virtually sealed the doom of the third French Re public after the chamber of de puties voted 395 to 3, the bill granting the Petain government full powers to write a new con stitution. The Senate concurred with 225 votes to only one against. All that is needed now for final action is for formal approval by the national assembly composed of the two houses sitting togeth er. The vote of both branches make *>he outcome of the assem bly meeting in the Vichy Casino a certainty. This means the end of the Democratic Third Repub lic which rose from the ashes of the Empire of Napoleon, 3rd. FDR Asserts Will Not Attend Dem. Convention WASHINGTON, July 12 UP) — President Roosevelt said at a press conference that he definite ly wouldn’t go to Chicago to at tend the Democratic convention, but again avoided every question designed to bring about the dis closure of his third term stand. Roosevelt’s hearers interpreted his flat statements to mean not only would he not be there dur ing the convention but also that he would not go there in the event he is drafted for the nom ination, to make the acceptance T .Speech. i WILLKIE SAYS HE WILL BE IN WHITE HOUSE 8 YEARS WASHINGTON, JuLy 8 — W. L. Willkie, GOP presidential nominee, arrived for a series of conferences with Republican leaders, and said he would be in the White House for eight years, ‘land only eight.” Willkie flew from New York with a group of advisers and was greeted at the airport by a con gressional reception committee. Denali Sailed For ^>me Thursday ^ ith Passengers SEATTLE, July 11 (JP) — The S. S, Denali of the Alaska Line sailed for Nome at 9:00 a.m. with 49 first class passengers and 11 steerage. Following the the names of the Nome passengers: Rev J L McHugh. D H King Tom Allen Mrs W J Russell Mrs Niva Christmas Miss P Goodale Miss F Smeddle Marguerite Lee , Mrs F Sandberg Winona Ulrickson Anna Ulrickson Florence Ulrickson Clara Kuhlman Mary Hansen Mrs G E Bemsten Vivian Wynne Mrs Fred Botsford Armond Kirschbaum Harry Dobson Mamie Bail Mrs Paul McKay Boulanger and sister aged four Merle Smith and wife Adeline Love Mrs John H Fraser Wr R Jones Emma Peterson Mrs Allan Lee Mrs Jean Elms and chAd Mrs R Pool Mrs Ralph Lomen J F Halpin F C Austin Mrs Frank McCabe Elvira McAyeal Florence Van Horn Mrs H W Johnston Public Dance Saturday Night At High School Gym ADMISSION $1.00 A Couple AT MIDNIGHT THE WINNING TICKET FOR THE PONTIAC SEDAN WILL BE DRAWN Extra Ladies Free ONLY TWO MORE DAYS TO PAY TAXES PENALTY AND INTEREST V/ILL BE ADDED AND THEN THE PROPERTY ADVERTISED FOR SALE