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TOE NOME NUGGET VOL. 43. No. 21. NOME, ALASKA, MONDAY, FEB. 17, 1941. Price per TOpy 1W Turkey & Bulgaria Enter Into Pact Yugoslavia to Pursue Course Favored by Germany Hurricane and Fire in Spain , lake 30,000 Homeless NON - AGGRESSION PACT IS RELIABLY REPORTED SIGNED BY TURKEY AND BULGARIA UNDATED. Feb. 17 (£>) — The last big obstacle to a German march through Southeastern Eu rope to the Mediterranean was apparently removed as reliable informants in Sofia reported that Bulgaria and Turkey reached a non-aggression pact and the assur ance that Turkey will stand aside and may be the keystone to fit together all the military and dip lomatic preparations that Ger many has made for the Balkan of fensive. There is not much Bul garia or Turkey could do about it if Germany decided to s nd an army through them to reach the Dardanelles or Greece, but Tur key has the power, at least to con test the Nazi onslaught, if it chose to. The Turks' have long b^en the storm center of the war power politics. The Germans used dip’omatic pressure to keep Turkey on the sidelines and the British made Turkey a potential ally by pledg ing aid for the defense of Turkish integrity. So far Turkey has been an enigma like big, neighboring Russia. Neither have made a clear-cut stand on what their course would be in the Nazis, al ready perhaps 600,000 strong in Rumania, received orders to march. British sources acknowledged the accord means to sharp blow to British influence in the Bal kans. Seme diplomatic observers felt that the odds against Greece will become so great, her victor ies over Italy, notwithstanding, that the mere threat of a German b 0w# might force her to capit ulate. FIRE IN WAKE OF HURRICANE FORCES 39,030 PERSONS FROM HOMES IN SPAIN 62 ARE DEAD MADRID. Feb. 17, </P) — The San Sebastian radio reported that 30.000 persons were forced from their homes by gigantic fires which swept Sant Binder yester day and today in the wake of a disastrous hurricane which claim ed at least 62 lives in Spain and Portugal. The flames are still blazing but the fire fighters are believed to be gaining the upper hand. Among the hundreds of buildings reported destroy d and damaged in the Day of Biscay port citv wa the Bank of Spain, cathedral, government revenue office and customs house. The losses by fire, which meag r reports by way of ships’ radio in the harbor said, were started wihon. an explosion occurred aboard an oil tanker moored in ,he harbor. It was estimated be tween 9 and 13 million gallons of oil in the tanker blaze w re re ported bown into the city by a high wind. iirilish Hint Their Saboteurs Are In Italy * UNDATED. Feb. 15 HP) — The bare>. hints that some British parachutist sabateurs are still hiding at the foot of the Italian boot, to seek to strike a crippling blow at the home front of Brit ain’s Fasict foe, emanated from ihe British ministry of informa tion. It was said uniformed troopers n an unspecified number were dropped recently in southern It aly with instructions to “dem lish certain objectives connected with ports in that area, and some have not returned to their base." The Utahans said yesterday hat ah the British were captur ed. It was also announced that the UAF fired oil installations at the p rt and works of Gelsenkirchen the inland port for Duisburg in xiuhrport in western Germany. An authorized spokesman in Ber in said the British flew over 22 communities but attacked only one intensively. UNDATED, Feb. 15 HP) — Pre mier Dragisa Cvetcovic of Yugo slavia and his foreign minister returned to Belgrade from Ger many after a three-hour confer ence with Hitler yesterday. Both refused to make a statement but sources close to the premier in dicated that Yugoslavia will pro bably adopt a course more in ac cord with German desires. WENDELL WILLKIE MEETS WINSTON CHURCHILL W? 3——muilBIWJ —■—————-- ■£?<?>: - IIUMI ||MI———ii—Mil. Ilni ill —IIIIWHIHI ||||II'1II|IHIIIII1I1II1III1I11 nil III' Wendell Wiilkie (left) shook hands with Prime Minister Churcliill in London and had lunch with the British war leader. In center is Eddy Gilmore of the Associated Press London staff. LORD HALIFAX PAYS RESPECTS TO SECRETARY HULL mrnm am' • First official act of Lord Halifax as he assumed du ies of British Ambassador tin Washington was a call on Secretary of State Cordell Hull (right). II dii'ax had just handed a sheaf of papers to Hull. Hull remained in Washington when the President a c.ndoned custom to greet Halifax and bring him ashore aboard the yacht Potomac. FIRST FATALITY IN7 ACTION OCCURS TO AMERICAN EAGLE SQUADRON, WITH THE RAFi LONDON, Feb. 15 (JP) — The first fatality in action in the Am erican eagle squadron, fighting with the RAF, occurred with the death of Edwin Orbizon, ag d 23 of Oklahoma, who was killed while chasing a German plane, on a training flight. He was buried in a village churchyard close to the flying station. The squadron adjutant; said. “Everybody thought highly j of him and h took to a fighter as a duck takes to water.’’ One other American member of the | squadron was killed previously in a flying accident. i German I lotila Claims 14 Ships BERLIN, Feb. 15 i(/P) — The flotilla of German warships which w re reported in the last two days with the sinking of 14 British ships, in one convoy left one vessel afloat to serve as a rescue ship for the other crews, DNB news agency said. All the merchantmen w re armed and de, fended themselves vigorously, but no German ship was hit. A DNB reporter on one of the Ger-; man ships said the fight was so j quick and decisive that after the I first ten minutes five of the Bri- j itish ships were in a sinking con-1 dition. The attack was made Sun j dav off Portugal. Greeks (.rack Down on Fascists UNDATED, Feb. 15 UP) — The Greeks reported cracking down on Italian, lines at several points in Albania. Japanese In The | Americas Told War Not Likely TOKYO, Feb. 15 UP) — The cab I inet information bureau advised Japanese residents in North and South America not to be alarmed “at the irresponsible sensational reports in increasing tension be-' tween Japan and the United States” asserting it is not war ranted to jump to a hasty conclu sion as “any such eventuality as . war.” British Occupy Important Port : — i < CAIRO, Feb. 15 </P) — After long artillery preparation, the} British announced the occupation . of the important point of Chaisi- < maio in Italian Somaliland. You can’t pilow a field by turn- j jng it over in your mind. |« Spring Floods And Storms Ravage Europe - BERN, Switzerland, Feb. 17 (JP) —Spring floods and storms rav aged the breadth of Europe and already killed or injured hun dreds of persons from Portugal to Yugoslavia an extending in a> lighter degree through the Dan ube Valley to the Black Sea. Belgrade reported that Yugo slavia’s Lake Seuteri was rising and seven buidings are already under water at Batehak. Floods destroyed many dwelli ngs and threatened others as Rumanian Territorial waters for 15 miles north and south of Con stantia were declared dangerous ’or navigation. ['apt. Bangs, Form er Nome Skipper Dies In Seattle _ SEATTLE. Feb. 15 i(/P) — Capt. •’rank L. Bangs, aged 85, former naster of the trading ship J. P. \bler of Nome, died yesterday it his home here. A Masonic ser vice will be held Tuesday. He was a watchman for the >ort of Seattle for several years mtil his retirement 8 years ago. fe is survived by a son, Norval if Seattle. There is only one excuse for var and that is protection against omething worse than war. From the very beginning man’s >rogress has been the result of his lesire to live beyond his income.