Britain Expects Better TermsFrom Hitler to Avoid Long War;
Will Demand Rigid Guarantees
By WALLACE CARROLLLONDON, Oct. 7-(U.P.)-Great Britain and France would be inclined to accept mediation by President Roosevelt only on the basis of restoration of Polish and Czechoslovak independence and cast-iron guarantees against future aggression in Europe, it was indicated tonight in responsible quarters.
With the Government of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain understood to be exchanging views with France.
British circles believe that any feasible proposals would have to go far beyond the terms indicated in Adolf Hitler's Reichstag speech.
If it is assumed that Germany is worried about the prospect of a long war, some British sources point out that it is possible there may be successive German proposals offering a better basis for peace. Such proposals, it is believed, would receive consideration in Allied Governments.WASHINGTON SILENT
So far, it is understood, the Allies have received no official intimation from Washington of any German peace feeler. Unless German proposals go far beyond the Hitler speech, the British do not believe that Roosevelt would deem it advisable to convey them to London.
F.D.R. IgnoresGermany's Bid
By T. F. REYNOLDSHYDE PARK, N.Y., Oct. 7.—(U.P.)—
President Roosevelt today ignored semi-official suggestions from Berlin that he initiate a move for peace and advanced his program for American neutrality by revealing presence of a foreign submarines off the coast of Florida.
Roosevelt indicated he is not ready to respond to intimations from Berlin that Adolf Hitler would be willing to accept mediation by him to halt the European War.
Refusing to commit himself on such suggestions, Roosevelt concentrated on problems of maintaining the neutrality of the United States.SHIPS WARNED
He announced that a submarine of some foreign power was sighted yesterday 15 miles off the coast of Florida. That information was forwarded to the Navy Department and the Federal Maritime Commission, and American Shipping in the area was warned of the presence of the alien war vessel to thwart the possibility of an incident which might menace American neutrality.
DOOR TO PEACE
By JOSEPH W. GRIGG JR.BERLIN, Oct. 7.—(UP)—High Nazi circles professed to be supremely confident, tonight that Adolf Hitler's peace proposals would be used by the Allied Powers or a neutral mediator—President Roosevelt was repeatedly mentioned—as the basis for negotiations to end Europe's war.
The Fuehrer, it was emphasized in official circles, considers his position has been made clear and that a similarly definite answer is to be expected. An immediate armistice and an international conference to stabilize European affairs and reduce armaments—perhaps drastically—were indicated as desired by Germany.
Great attention was given by German newspapers to reaction of the belligerent countries and neutrals to the speech.WANT ROOSEVELT
The form of the answer expected by the Fuehrer is less important than the contents, "which would not necessarily be made public," one high source said. "The speech was addressed to neutrals and the desire is strong in Nazi quarters that Roosevelt assume a role as leader of mankind toward peace."
Showdown at Hand;Involvement of
Other Nations Feared
By J. R. KNOWLANDPublisher Oakland Tribune
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7.—That the European war situation is fast reaching a crisis is the general opinion expressed tonight in Washington.
The "final peace proposals" of Fuehrer Adolf Hitler are forcing a show-down on the issue of future peace or a protracted war and the ,
possible and probable involvement j of other Nations.
There is little hope expressed j that the formula presented by Hitler will bring about a cessation of hostilities. It is quite generally conceded that President Roosevelt is cool to assuming the role of war mediator, at least under present conditions and in view of the reactions of both England and France, as unofficially reported.
The New York and Washington newspapers, many with special European correspondents, all convey the impression that there is little or no sentiment in Great Britain for peace under the German terms. This is likewise true in France.