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First Shots Reported on Russian Boarder
HELSINKI, FINLAND, NOVEMBER I5.-FINNISH OFFICIALS
LAST NIGHT REPORTED A SERIES OFLAND AND AIR INCIDENTS ALONG THE RUSSIAN FRONTIER AND IT WAS REPORTED WITHOUTCONFIRMATION THAT A SOVIET WARPLANE HADBEEN SHOT DOWN IN THE DEVELOPING "WAR OF NERVES BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.
The incidents were reported only 24 hours after a breakdown in the month-old Moscow negotiations on Russia's military and territorial demands against Finland and the abrupt departure of the Finnish negotiations for Helsinki
The Russian plane was shot down by the Finns, according to reports, in the no-mans land between the Russian and Finnish defense lines along the esatern border.
Foreign Minister Erkko, explaining that the negotiations will be re-opened only if Russia advances more equitable proposals, was asked if any Soviet ultimatum had been served on Finland. "No, not yet." he answered.
Soviet troops along the frontier, with heavy concentrations of armed forces on both the Russian and Finnish sides, were reported to have charged with fixed bayonets toward Finnish barbed wire barricades, shooting in the air.
TRY TO BREAK MORALE
RUSSIA MAY ASK BRITON TO INTERVENELONDON, November 15- Soviet Russia may request British aid to obtain a more conciliatory attitude by Scandinavian powers toward Moscow's demands on Finland, British diplomatic circles said. These sources said Moscow may inform London that British diplomatic move in Scandinavian countries would be an essential condition to increased trade between the Soviet Union and Great Britain. The Anglo-Soviet trade negotiations have been dragging out in the few weeks with Russia delaying her reply to the memo from the President of the Board of Trade outlining products Britain was interested and requesting a similar list from Moscow.
PAGE SIX THE DAILY GLEANER, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1939.527,000 TONS OF GOODS
DESTINED FOR GERMANY
SEIZED BY BRITISH
Keep Your Guns At Side Of Your Books,Mussolini's Advise To Students — German
Newspapers Admit Hardships
Caused By Rationing Of Clothing—
War Efforts Of Empire
C o u n t r i e s
LONDON, Nov. 15.—Six thousand five hundred tons of goods suspected as being destined for Germany were detained by the British contraband control lust week. This amount included 3,500 tons of coffee, and more than 2,000 tons of copra. Altogether, for the first ten weeks of war over 527,000 tons of goods have been detained by the British contraband control.
The Ministry of Economic Warfare also announced to-night last week the contraband committee considered 108 new cases of ships detained, and 86 cases outstanding from the previous week.
Of these, two cargoes were fullyseized and 88 fully released. In 43 cases, part of the cargoes were seized there were 94 neutral ships in the United Kingdom contraband control supervision—58 of them had been there for less than one week.BELGIAN NEGOTIATIONS
The Belgian Minister of Communication said to-day that negotiations between Great Britain and Belgium on the subject of the British contraband control were proceeding v e r y satisfactorily, added that he would make a statement in the Belgian Parliament in the near future..