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THE NOME NUGGET VOL. 43. No. 22. NOME, ALASKA, Wednesday. FEB. 19, 1941. ***** ^ 001,7 154 Tension High In Orient & Balkans Peace On Italian Terms Or Nazis Invade Greece Cold Wave Strikes Midwestern And N. E. States WAR FEVER MOUNTS SHARPLY IN FAR EAST AND BALKANS NEW EXPLOSIONS THREATEN UNDATED, Feb. 19 </P) — War fever mounted sharply in the far east and in the Ba’kans ith threat ening new major explosions any moment. In the Orient, Japan accuse"' Britain of committing “a bellig erent act” as thousands of newly arrived Australian troops filed to defense posts in the Malay Pen insula to reinforce the Empire’s * naval base at Singapore. In Shanghai, Major Junio Aki yama, official spokesman for the Japanese military forces in China asserted the arrival of Australian > troops in Singapore “cannot be interpreted as a gesture contrib uting to peace in the far east.” But other quarters declared this to be Britain’s answer to increas ing Japanes. pressure in the South Pacific and across the ad jacent Gulf of Siam in French Indo-China. The Japanese reported that more than 13,000 troops arrived, far beyond the quota which France was formally permitted. Unconfirmed reports reaching * Saigon said two Japanese fleets aTe in the Gulf of Siam, between Southern Indo-China and Malaya one of them being anchored off of Bankok. Italy Making Desperate Try In Albania % In the Balkans, long lines of sealed railway cars were report ed speeding German war sup plies across Yugoslavia enroute to Bulgaria, the gateway for a possible Nazi invasion of Greece. Dispatches from Belgrade said that Germany’s Axis partner Italy is apparently throwing all available reserves into the con flict against Greece in Albania. A Greek spokesman declared that Ita ian commanders wer? order ing counter-attacks with “com plete disregard to bloodshed and without gaining an inch of ground.” From these dispatches it ap peared that Mussolini’s legions are making a final desperate at t mpt to turn the tide alone be fore Germany makes its expect ed strike on the arrival of spring. Bombers Inflict Heavy Toll On British Isles W UNDATED Feb. 18 (/P) — N:zi bombers inflicted apparently a heavy toll of casualties in over night raids on the British Isles, and subjecting London’s millions to a three and one-half hour al arm, pounding the East Anglia region in widespread attacks last ir.g until dawn. Rescue parties worked for six hours bringing out dead .and the survivors, trap pad when a heavy bomb smashed the roof of a London shelter, choking the entrance with debris. Hospitals and bath houses in the vicinity are crowded with injur ed. Many are feared killed. Most of the nations seem deter mined not to return to the gold standard. With Uncle Sam own ing more than half of the world’s gold, it’s no wonder the boys want to play the game with some other kind of chips. Subscribe for The Nome Nugget ARMY CHIEFS STUDY LEND LEASE BILL With chairman Sol Bloom, New York (center) of the House foreign affairs committee, General George C. Marshall (left), chief of staff, and Major General George H. Brett (right), assistant chief of the an- corps, went over provisions of HR1776, the lend-lease bill, before testifying in private before the committee. Hitler Reported Pressuring Greece Make Peace On Mussolini's Terms Under Threat German Invasion UNDATED. Feb. 18 </P) — Bal kan diplomatic quarters reported that Hitler brought pressure on Greece to make a quick peace with Italy, on Mussolin’s terms, under the threat that Nazi troops invade Greece. Dispatches | from Sofia said that the German 1 minister at Athens informed Greek leaders, that with the sign ' ing of the new Turkish-Bulgarian non-aggression pact, Greece is j now open to attack through Bul garia. if Gr ece refused. It was said that Hitler’s Balkan army, estimated at upwards of 600,000 men, will start rolling from bas es in Rumania, across Bugaria in to Eastern Thrace. The authoritative Sofia news paper Zora said that Russia had og: ed with Germany that the Bu’garian-Turkish pact was a :ns of preventing the spread of the war to southeast Europe. Cold Wave Hits Midwest States UNDATED, Feb. 19 (VP) — Arc tic blasts kept the mercury at sub-£ero levels in sections of the middle west and brought freez ing temperatures to most of the northeastern quarter of the na j tion. Sub-zero cold was felt in j seven midwestern states with Minnesota and North Dakota re porting the lowest readings. Continued snow flurries and cold was forceast in most north ern states. Highway crews bat tled drifts in western New York which suffered the worst snow |stonn of the season yesterday. — SLACK TIME WORK PLANS ARE ANNOUNCED WASHINGTON. Feb. — Presi dent Roosevelt disclosed at a con ference with newsmen that plans have been undertaken to build up a reservoir of public works | projects to take up the slack in defense employment after the war. The President said these pro jects are such as highway con ! struction, hospitals, airports and general housing which will be ! put on the shelf and brought ou 1 when the need* develops. m Question State hood Is Before Hawaiian Legis. HONOLULU, Feb. 19 i/P) —The question of statehood for Hawaii, demanded by a two to one mar gin of the plebiscite last Novem ber, against confronts the law makers convening in the 2lst Territorial legislature. There is no clear forecast on what action the legislature will take as a result of the plebiscite, beyond the usual resolution reminding Congress that Hawaii still wants to be the forty-ninth star in the American flag. The Territory’s Delegate to Congress, Samuel Wilder King, suggested the creation of a spec ial commission to, promote state hood cause, by its appearance be fore congressional committees, is necessary. Fortifying Newfoundland WASHINGTON, Feb. — An nouncement was made by the War Department that the work of fortifying the area leased in Newfoundland for a United Stat es military base is going forward satisfactorily. The Newfoundland area is one of the -areas that was leased for 99 years by Great Britain to the United States in exchange for 50 United States used destroyers. Soldiers and supplies recently were taken to St. John, Newfound land, by the United States trans port Edmund B. Alexander com manded by Capt. William R. Jen sen. United States troops at the Newfoundland base are under command of Col. Morris D. Welty German Bombers Attack British-Held Iceland City BERLIN—Hitler command re ported that on Feb. 10, German planes, roving far from their bas es, attacked the British airport at Reykjavik, capital of Iceland, which the British have occupied, but which is still a possession of Nazi-held Denmark. Reykjavik is 1,000 miles from the German airbases in Norway. THEY LEARN TO BALANCE RATIONS I A group of soldiers in the New York area, entfol’ed for a six-lesson | course in a dietetic institute in New York, studies the chemistry of | food preparation in the Jabcratory. All their new education is not confined to handling a rifle. Ilk Force, Air c Corps, Far North MOFFETT FIELD. Cal., F b. —'More than 500 Army Air Corps officers and en isted men are pack ing their furlir.ed flying suits and long woolen underwear prepara tory to service in Alaska. The of fleers and men board d the trans port St Mihiel at San Francisco to join other units bo-und for El mendorf Field and Ladd Field at Anchorage and Fairbanks respect ively. The units making the trip, in addition to the McfTet Field group, will be 275 mm who have been undergoing aviation special training, commanded by Major John Davidson; the Twenty-third Air Base Group and Twenty Eighth Composite group com manded by Major G. W. Titus, and the Eighteenth Pursuit Squadron, which has been station ed at Hamilton Field. The transport St. Mihiel will stop at Seattle, Alaska-bound, to pick up the Seventy-Third Med ium Bombardment Squadron from McChord Field and also the Thirty-Sixth Heavy Bombard ment Squadron from Lowery Fie'd, Denver. BUSINESS NOT AS USUAL —The streets of London are an office now for some bombed-out firms. Here’s a scene in “The City.” with teleerams being sent from open-air offices.