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June 30 1937

Hitler Denies War Possibility

German Dictator Says Nations to Avoid Strife

Berlin (AP) - Reichsf├╝ehrer Adolf Hitler assured Thomas J. Watson of New York Tuesday that "there will not be any war."
Watson, president-elect of the International Chamber of Commerce, said Hitler told him substantially this in a private conversation:
"There will be no war.  No country wants war, no country can afford it.  Certainly that is true of Germany."
Watson said he was impressed with the simplicity and sincerity of Der Fuehrer's expression.

May Recognize Rebel
London - (AP) - Informed sources said Tuesday night that Great Britain may agree to recognize Spanish Insurgent General Francisco Franco as a belligerent of Germany and Italy continue collaboration in the "hands off Spain" program.
Usually reliable observers forecast this as Britain's next move in [[?]] civil war confined to Spain.  Both Germany and Italy flatly rejected a proposal by Britain and France to patrol all of Spain's coasts in the interests of neutrality.
Government spokesmen said that should Britain agree to accord Franco the rights of a belligerent, it would not mean that his regime would be recognized as equal to the Spanish Government.
Instead, they said, it would simply be official recognition by Britain that a state of war exists in Spain.

Study Peace Plan
Berlin - (AP) - The German Foreign Office declared Tuesday night that the Reich has not closed the door to a possible four power agreement on a reorganized 



Army Pilot to Fly Here Friday

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[[caption]] CAPT. BRINTALL MERCHANT, U.S. Army of Bolling Field, Washington D.C., who will fly here Friday with the Army plane that William R. Enyart of the contest board, will pilot back.  Captain Merchant returned the ship to Washington Saturday which Mr. Enyart flew here. [[/caption]]

67 Pilots Soar Aloft; To Police Harris Hill

A series of unsuccessful launching coupled with not too favorable winds held Richard C. duPont of Wilmington, Del., to the immediate vicinity of contest headquarters Tuesdays.
After three hour-flight, du Pont landed on Harris Hill 7:15 p.m. and announced he would fly to Wilmington today with Harold Bowen, Elmira aviator, providing the weather is not suitable for soaring.  If it is, he may not attend the wedding of his cousin, Miss Ethel du Pont, to Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. at 4 p.m.

Spectators Mar Takeoff
Three times du Pont tried to get in the air.  Each time something went wrong and he returned to the hill.
In his first airplane tow, the powership climbed so steeply that the "Minimoa" sailplane was just clearing the ground after considerable start.  He cut loose rather than endanger operators of the winch machine a thousand feet away, whom he felt he could not clear.
Returning to the starting point he was again towed and a rocker box broke in the power ship's motor shortly after clearing the north lip of the hill. With insufficient altitude for soaring, du Pont glided to the American Airlines landing field.
He was plane towed from the airport and landed at Harris Hill.  After a brief rest, he prepared to

Soaring Weather predictions by Ethan A. Murphy: Mostly clear sky, high cloud formations.  Scattered lower clouds forming during the day.  Wind moderate, northwest to north.

weather is not suitable for soaring. If it is, he may not attend the wedding of his cousin, Miss Ethan du Pont, to Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. at 4 p.m.
Spectators Mar Takeoff
Three times du Pont tried to get in the air. Each time something went wrong and he returned to the hill.
In his first airplane tow, the power ship climbed so steeply that the "Minimoa" sailplane was just clearing the ground after considerable start.  He cut loose rather than endanger operators of the which machine a thousand feet away, whom he felt he could not clear.
Returning to the starting point he was again towed and a rocker box broke in the power ship's motor shortly after clearing the north lip of the hill. With insufficient altitude for soaring du Pont glided to the American Airlines landing field.
He was plane towed from the airport and landed at Harris Hill.
After a brief rest he prepared to
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