Tuesday, September 24, 2013



Der Fuehrer Reported in Area
On France's Advance Positions;
Observers Ponder Major Offensive

PARIS, Sept. 23 (AP)—German forces Saturday increased the vigor of their attacks against a 60-mile sector of France's western front positions, and French advices said the Germans were operating under the eyes of Adolf Hitler and Colonel-General Walter von Brauchitsch. Military observers said it was too early to tell whether this was the beginning of an expected major German offensive, but the pressure coincided with the reported arrival of the fuehrer and his army commander-in-chief at Germany's west wall.

The two, German leaders were said to have come from Poland, where the fighting was confined to the siege of Warsaw and mopping up operations in other sections.

(It was reported from Berlin that Hitler stood on the heights within sight of Warsaw Friday. Von Brauchitsch had left the eastern front previously.)

The German assaults on the western front extended all the way from the Saarbruecken area, the key to nazi positions on the northern flank, south to Bienwald forest, where the French frontier juts farthest into Germany to meet the Rhine. German units assumed the initiative immediately .when the soviet Russian invasion of Poland pulled up the methodical French advances into Germany territory.
Make Repeated Raids

Ringed by four potential aggressors, King Carol's nation
clings to precarious neutrality in the face of great danger
following assassination of Premier Calinescu.

Russia Looms as Peril
To Hitler's Dreams

BUDAPEST, Sept. 23 (AP)—The teaming up of nazi Germany and communist Russia on the division of Poland has cast a new shadow -over the entire southeastern political picture.

Their agreement on Poland, announced in the wake of their nonaggression pact, has extended the soviet border with Rumania and brought red troops to the Hungarian frontier.

One Balkan school of thought contended Saturday night that Germany's influence in southeastern Europe and her vigorous efforts to make this part of theworld a nazi "lebensraum"—living space—had been compromised.

Their opinion was that Russia could now become an overwhelming power in the Balkans. They felt her longer Rumanian frontier would enable her to dominate King Carol's nation both politically and economically.

Hungary, with red troops just across her border, is a co-member with Germany, Italy, Japan, Manchukuo and Spain of the anticomintern family. Budapest and Moscow Saturday resumed diplomatic relations suspended when Hungary became n party to the anti-comintern pact.

Russia has recognized Slovakia as an independent nation which, like JuRoslavin, is people by Slavs like the Russians. Bulgaria, another Slav nation and perhaps the closest Balkan friend of Russia, has concluded a now close trade pact with the Soviets.

The opinion was expressed that Hitler's dream of a nazi-led Ukrain state—theme note of his Mein Kampf" plan for Germany's future—might be gone forever.

No longer are Hungary, Rumania, Jugoslavia, Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria dependent only on nazi Germany for their trade.

They have Italy bidding eagerly to recover commerce which she lost to Germany through economic sanctions during the Ethiopian war.

And they have powerful Russia reentering the Balkans after a 25- year absence, ready to conclude trade pacts and eager to spread her influence.

Diplomatic observers speculated further on the possibility that Rumania, whose oil and wheat, the nazis could use to good advantage, may be beyond Germany's reach.

For Russia was understood by them to be proposing again a pact for Black sea powers to keep out the influence of other nations.


Group Against
Full Repeal
Presents Offer
Maps Program
To Bring
Speedy Action

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (AP)—
Opponents of the administration's neutrality program made overtures to the senate leadership Saturday for an agreement which might bring a showdown on the controversial issue within a month. Senators opposed to repeal of the arms embargo agreed that they would hold their speechmaking to "reasonable lengths" if administration followers would agree not to employ "pressure" methods.

If such an arrangement could be worked out, one opposition leader predicted a vote within a month. Under the agreement, this senator said, the opposition would be given four or five days to prepare its case after the bill is reported by the senate foreign relations committee and no night senate sessions would be held. In return, the opposition would agree not to obstruct action in the foreign relations committee or to inject extraneous matter into the senate debate.

Members of the group said they would put their proposition before Majority Leader Barkley (D), Kentucky. Senator Borah (R), Idaho, said this procedure was agreeable to him.

"So far as I know and I feel that I do know'," Borah said, "those opposing repeal of the arms embargo want an opportunity to present the question fully and without pressure. "We have no intention of taking advantage of the rules of the senate to delay matters or to talk on irrelevant subjects. AH must agree that it is a matter of tremendous moment and in so far as our ability will permit, we want and intend to debate it as its importance warrant.


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