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THE NOME NUGGET VOL. 42. No. 87. NOME, ALASKA, Wednesday, July 17, 1940. Pr:ce per lw Nomination Roosevelt Is Apparent Report Conquest of Britain to Start Friday Night U. S. Warships Are Believed Headed For Far East Alaska Delegation Resolves In Favor Statehood Plank On Dem. National Platform CHICAGO, Jtuly 16 f/P) — The Alaska Democratic delegation caucused and resolved in favor of j a platform plank urging the dev-! elopment of the Territory in the “traditional American way, and for an enlarged power of self government leading to eventual statehood.” They also proposed planks pledging the party to the development of potential “large oil and gas fields;” also in favor -of the “prohibition of all federal tolls on highways and bridges” in the Territory. The statehood plank would fa vor the appointment only of bona fide residents to territorial offic es and pledged to native citizens “the same fair, equal treatment, including the payment of all just claims against the government, •which is accorded to other citi zens.” Chairman Oscar G. Olson an nounced that Delegate Dimend was designated to serve on the Resolutions committee; Olson on the Credentials committee, Jam es V. Davis on the Rules commit tee and Harvey J. Smith on the committee for permanent organ ization. President Roosevelt Notifies Convention "Has No Desire For The Renomination” CHICAGO, July 16 (tP) — Presi dent Roosevelt notified the con vention that he “had no desire or purpose” to be a candidate for renomination but that “all dele gates of this convention are free to vote for any candidate.” The statement was made through Sen ator Barkley at the conclusion oi a long speech frequently inter rupted by demonstrations for the President. Barkley said “I and another close friend, of the President, long have known that he has no wish to be a candidate again. We know too, that in no way what soever has he exerted any influ ence in the selection of delegates or upon the opinions of the dele gates to this convention tonight. At the specific request and au th. rization of the President I am making this simple fact clear to this convention. The President has never had and has not today | any desire or purpose to contin ue in the office of President, to be ja candidate for that office, or to I be nominat 'd for that office. He [wished in all earnestness and sin cerity to make it clear that all | delegates to this convention are free to vote for any candidate. That is the message I bear to you '.vm the President of the United States.” | 1 ue P-rtekdeiithi cUdsiatiori full ; ed to deter the third termers who 1 continued plans to draft him. pro bably tomorrow, rushing the nomination a day ahead of sched ule. The declaration started a great demonstration which last j 3 ed for over an hour and included a parade of shouting and milling delegates, waving most of the state's standards. Harry Hopkins predicted the President would be nominated i by aeciaimation by tomorrow night. Senator Byrnes echoed the i prediction. Hopkins said “The sit uation which has developed in ' the past year, partieuarly our domestic pr hems, and related to ! that,” will be “compelling rea sons” why the President will ac cept the renomination. “Roose 1 velt is wanted not only by these delegates, but what is far more important, by the great masses of the American people.” Hop kins said some dissents however remained. Senator Clark of Idaho said that Senator Wheeler would be nominated on a plan and the Gar ner headquarters said he was stiil in the race. i During the night the platform committee agreed on the contents of that document, including an ; anti-war plank described as sat isfactory by the strongest of the anti-war advocates. It will be pre sented to the convention tomor ! row afternoon. —— Small Town Hard Hit By Mine Explosion SONMAN, Pennsylvania, July 16 i(/P)—Forty seven bodies were recovered from the explosion which basted Kopper's coal mine. The explosion shook three sec tions of the big mine about 12.000 feet from the entrance. Twenty one men scrambled to safety. The cause of the blast was not I known. The death list hit many families in the town of 400 per-1 sons. — Subscribe for The Nome Nugget | Alaska National Convention Delegates Vote Cor Farley — CHICAGO, July 17 (JP) — Alaska Chairman Davis said the j National resolutions committee voted unanimously to leave the representatives from the terri tory as at present which means that Alaska will keep six dele gates instead of being reduced to three. He said inasmuch as Roose velt was not an official candidate the Alaska delegation felt in structed to cast teir vote for Far ley, explaining that they were instructed to vote for Roosevelt if was a candidate, otherwise to vote for Farley. The Alaskans weer wearing Bankhead buttons showing his as their vice-presi dent choice. The party patform adopted by the convention tonight declared “We will not send out our army 'naval or air forces to fight in foreign lands outside of the Am ericas except in case of attack.” Secretary of Commerce Hopkins declareu that nothing in the plank changes in any way the for eign policy of the President - or the Secretary of State. Draft - Roosevelt Sentiment Blazes Through Convention Smothers 3rd Term Opposition CHICAGO, July 17 CP) — The final drafting of the plank on the foreign policy in the tangled Democratic platform committee,1 was renewed and the controversy snarled the plans of the conven tion program. Senator Barkley said after leaving a committee session that they had reached an agreement to recess this after-, noon. They were scheduled for a session until 5 p.m. PST. The plat form was scheduled to go before the 11 a.m. session but the com mittee was so tied up on the war plank that a final draft was considered impossible of attain ment until much later in the day. Senator Barkley declined to discuss the events in the com mittee but it was learned that Senator Pepper started a deter mined fight to force the inclu sion in the^foreign policy, a de c’aration and pledge of “full aid short of war’’ to Great Britain. The draft-R ,'osevelt sentiment blazed through the convention with a fierceness that threatened to smother third term opposition and leaves unanswered only the question of how the President will accept the nomination. The third-termers are going ahead as confidently as if Roosevelt said he would accept the renom ination instead he only said “I have no wish to be a candidate." Hopkins and other third term ers gather to map a floor strategy to make Roosevelt the party choice. What Roosevelt will do when nominated remains to be seen. New Deal lieutenants pre dicted he would accept and some even hinted at a presidential ad dress to the convention by tele phone from the White House. ARRESTS HALT BUND-AFFILIATED MEETING __ Shown here, left to right, are Mathias Kohler, of Irvington, N. J., a trustee of C’amp Nordland; Wihelm Kunze, leader of the German-American Bund; August Klapprott, head of the Camp at Andover Township, N. J., and attorney Wilbur V. Keegan, discussing the arrests of Kohler, Kunze ► and Klapprott on charges of inciting racial and religious hatred. Deputy sheriffs arrested the trio shorty before a program of speeches was to start at the camp. The program was ealed off. The men were released on $1,000 bail each after spending the night in jail. Seattle Manager ^ age-Hour Div. Coming Alaska — WASHINGTON. July 17 UP) — J. R. Dille, manager of the Seat ti- office of the Wage-Hour div ision is leaving on a survey of wage-hour law enforcement prob leir.s in the Alaska division. It was announced he will leave on tb,v A'aska Clipper tomorrow for, c I’ferences with Governor Er-; nest Gruening and labor officials. Study Forming Protectorates In Central and S. A. SANTIAGO, Chile, July 16 f/Pi' — Foreign Minister Saenz disclos : ed that he has received and is: studying a note from the United; | States on the estabishment of a; protectorate over European pos-1 sessions in Central and South. America. Deta Is of the common ication were n >t immediately forthcoming. I “SOURDOUGH” STATIONERY At Nugget Office FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT Latest On Convention Up until 5:45 this afternoon, the radio broadcast of the Dem ocratic National Convention at Chic - • .mi the majority •» the states voting cast their votes for Roosevelt for presidential nominee. James Farley and Jack Garner also polled a state each,. Late reports Indicated that it was the intention to complete the nomination for president tonight and possibly the nomination for vice-president. Last telegraphic reports gave a schdule of—presi dential nomination tonight and vice-presidential tomorrow. Tt indicated that James Farley was slated for the vice-presidential nomination. Report Friday Night Zero Hour ! onquest of Britain ips Speeding Far East UNDATED. July 16 (/P) __ An apparent “trial balio n" peace of fer to Britain by the Axis pow ers with the alteinative, a threat of a full blast assault on the British Isies floated from diplo i rnatic circles in R> me. Simultaneously, the interna itional picture darkened with the resignation of the Japanese cab inet headed by Premier Yonai. It I appeared likely that the Yonai cabinet will be succeeded by a I group favoring stronger action against the Western powers in the Orient, including the United! States. This report coincided with the departure of strong forces of the United States battle fleet from Pearl Harbor, numbering two battleships, 12 cruisers, the air craft carrier Enterprise, and a poweful array of destroyers. While the Navy department main tained silence, speculation was aroused that the American ships may be steaming to patrol the British and French isles in the south Pacific, but was without confirmation. Elsewhere, the French news paper Le Petit Dauphinois quot ed foreign diplomatic quarters in Switzerland as saying that this Friday night may become the zero hour, weather permit ting, for a monster crossing of , the channel in the invasion of the British Isles. A German ex ipeditionary force of 600,000 men and hundreds of ships, the news paper said, have long awaited storming the island fortress, or iginally set for the night of July 9 or 10 but were delayed because of disagreement among Hitler’s generals. The Nazi ships are re ported poised all along the channel coast from Brest to Ber gen. UNDATED, July 17 (/P) — Am erica s interest in the Orient sharpened amid an ominous lull m the European conflict as Jjpan chose a new premier to carry out their policy of foreign expan sion. United States warships are believed to be speeding to the far East New complications arose in Berlin, where authorized Nazis said the United States, following its expressed desire of keeping world trade lanes open, sh uld condemn the British blockade against Germany and Italy. The Japanese foreign office an nounced that Britain agreed to close the Burma road, China’s main life line for war supplies, and also to shut off the flow of arms traffic to China from Hong kong. In Tokyo, the emperor sum moned Prince Konoye, aged 48, and commanded him to advocate a totalitarian one-party system form for the new cabinet.