THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1940
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.,dAug
9.-(,/1)--Wendell L. Willkie said toy
day he would not enter "into advanc
commitments and understandings
with the Roosevelt administration re
garding foreign policy.
He gave his press conference
statement saying that during the las
weeks "several persons have corm
municated with me, some frankl
stating that they did not represen
the administration, while others le:
their status in doubt.
"It was suggested by some of these,
Willkie continued, "that it was de
sired that I enter into certain com
mitments on specific proposals con
cerned with the foreign policy of thi
United States, provided the admin
istration would take certain position
with reference thereto.
"In order that there may be n
possible misinterpretation, I want t
make my position quite clear. Firs
of all, my general views on the for
eign policy and vital interests of th
United States in the present inter
national situation are well known
having been stated by me public
"As to specific executive or legisla
tive proposals, I do not think it ap
propriate to enter into advance cor
mitments and understandings."
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 9.---(R)-The
Navy moved today to strenghten the
garrison of its station at Guantan-
amo Bay, Cuba, an important base
for warships guarding the eastern
approaches to the Panama Canal.
In a formal statement, the depart-
ment announced that the 2,2900 offi-
ers and men of the First Marine
Brigade would be moved to Guant-
anamo from Quantico, Va., during
Navy To Strengthen Cuban Base
the month of September.
The announcement said the shift
was "for the purpose of prelimin-
ary training of this force in view of
extensive maneuvers planned duripg
the winter in the Caribbean area."
Press officers said the maneuvers
would be carried out by the marines
and that they would involve landings
and other operations. Similar maneu-
vers are conducted each year.
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;ritish Claim German Losses
Greater Than Own In Attacks to
LONDON, Aug. 9.-(I)-The Ger- German losses in planes $3,072,000 t
an campaign of mass air attacks -24 dive bombers at $80,000 apiece
these islands was declared by some and 36 Messerschmitt fighter planes i
itish observers today to be costing at $32,000 apiece. S
e Nazis a great deal more-in British losses in planes $512,00--.- tr
oney, morale and Messerschmitts 16 fighters at $32,000 apiece.
than the defenders. British losses in ships sunk or lam-
This claim that air invasion is aged $500,000.
us far a bankrupt strategy was put Net German loss $2,060,000.
rward on the basis of an official In addition, the British claimed at
eckup of the results of yesterday's least 106 German airmen died,
st raid by 400 German planes on against 13 "British fliers.
glish Channel shipping. Alfred Duff Cooper, the British
For this, said the Air Ministry, was minister of information, told Ameri-
e score: can correspondents at a tea this af-
German planes destroyed-60. ternoon that, if he hopes to win the
British planes lost-16. war this year, Hitler must attempt
British shipping destroyed, both by the invasion of England regardless
and the torpedo boat attack that of what he does in Spain, Africa or
hered in the air assualt, 5,039 tons the Balkans.
ven ships in a convoy were acknow-
Iged damaged, but all were declar-
taken to port.G any Aga F es
(The German score sheet was far Magnetic Mine Warfare
fferent: Berlin claimed that 49
itish planes were shot down and BERLIN, Aug. 9.-(P)-Germany is
,000 tons of British shipping sunk.) reverting to use of magnetic mines
From all this, unofficial commen- strewn in English harbors to rein-
trs reached the conclusion that the force her counter-blockade and also
rman loss in money was some $2,- reports success against a new British
0,000-aside from the far heavier defense, ship-towed barrage balloons.
erman casualties reported here. The High Command announced to-
This is the way these observers day that its huge mine-laying sea-
st up the balance sheet: planes were "able to continue" the
sowing of mines "off British ports
according to plan," after reporting
49 British planes shot down and
72,000 tons of British shipping sunk
in yesterday's giant dive-bombing
S a v e and torpedo boat attacks on convoys
off Dover and the Isle of Wight.
of The daily communique said Mes-
ign of serschmitt fighters punctured and
sent into the sea near Dover 12 of
the big gas balloons which Britain
has been tryig as a new defense
weapon against attacks on her con-
voys. The balloons, attached to ships,
were intended to keep deadly dive
bombers at a distance.
The Germans did not disclose the
"plan" according to which mines are
being scattered in British waters,
but it was presumed the High Com-
mand was reverting to its methods of
last winter when magnetic mines
were sown thickly at entrances to
vital- British ports
(The mines reportedly are so con-
structed that they float below the
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DETROIT, Aug. 9.--(P)--The mo- DETROIT, Aug- 9.--(P)-Because
)sized unit of the 182nd Field Ar- he intends to devote full time to his
Lery formed the vanguard today job with a Detroit automobile com-
2,300 National Guardsmen from pany, John Pingel announced today
he Detroit area who will take part he would not play professional foot-
aball this fall with the Detroit Lions.
maneuvers of the Second Army at Pingel, an all-American halfback at
parta, Wis. Other units will en- Michigan State College in 1938, play-
ain Sunday night. ed with the Lions last season.
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