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COAST MINED

REBELS' ACTION POWERS NOTIFIED entrances to pouts HIUE MADE UNSAFE LOYALIST AIR RAID jy Tfllfprnp' l —• Association—Copyright (Received January 14, 10.-15 p.m.) LONDON. Jan. 14 A message from Lisbon says it is reported there that General Franco ]j a s warned the Powers that he has mined the whole of the Spanish coast, including the entrances to nine ports controlled by the Government, namely, Malaga, Almeria, Cartagena, Valencia, Barcelona, Tarragona, Bilbao, Santander and Gijon. Despatches from Valencia state that the Spanish Air Ministry says Government "aeroplanes bombed Melilla yesterday. The attack was directed particularly against a wharf belonging to the Minas del Rif Company, owners of Riffian iron mines whero German 6 hips are cpnstantly loading ore. The Madrid correspondent of the Daily Telegraph reports that the revolutionaries arc resting after last week's offensive and bringing up reinforcements for their next attack. A dense fog hampered to-day's operations.

Eighteen Russian tanks led a counterattack by the loyalists near Las Rozas, 12 miles north-west of Madrid, but the infantry melted away and failed' to fapport them. Consequently the counterattack failed.

ANGER WITH TROTSKY REDS RIOT IN MEXICO MOVEMENT FOR EXPULSION (Received January 14, 5.5 p.m.) MEXICO CITY, Jan. 13 Violent rioting against the Russian «xile Leon Trotsky by Left Wing Communists occurred to-day in the course of tvhich seven peoplo were injured and eight were arrested, chieHy boys and girls under the age of IG.

As a result a movement has been begun to -secure tho expulsion of Trotsky. The President, General Cardenas, vindicates that he will protect Trotsky at *ll costs. -

In an interview yesterday Trotsky alleged that Stalin was sending only enough help from Russia to the Spanish loyalists to salve the feelings of the labourers of the world and to avoid •offending the French bourgeoisie.

NEUTRAL AMERICA WOULD-BE VOLUNTEERS SHARP OFFICIAL WARNING (Received January 14, 6.45 p.m.) WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 The Acting-Secretary of State, Mr. P. W. Moore, issued a sharp statement to-day warning Americans against taking part in the Spanish war. He said they would be unpatriotic, in view of the nation's policy of non-inter-ference,. and they would be subject to the loss of their citizenship if they took an oath of allegiance to any other •country.

BRITISH OFFICERS VISIT TO MOROCCO REBELS' OFFER ACCEPTED (Received January 14, 6.55 p.m.) LONDON, Jan. 13 Britain has accepted an invitation ■for a party of naval officers to visit Spanish Morocco to investigate the reports of German activity there. The officers left Gibraltar to-day in the destroyer Vanoc. The News Chronicle says the invitation was issued by the insurgents' High Commissioner. It is stated that the movements of the officers will not be restricted and that they may travel in their own cars and bo driven by their ovrn chauffeurs.

SHIP FIRED UPON BRITISH MERCHANTMAN SPANISH TRAWLER'S ACTION British Wireless RUGBY, Jan. 13 'lhe British steamer Bratnhill, of Cardiff, while on a voyage from Gibraltar to Bilbao, was fired upon off Cape Tarifa by the Spanish armed trawler I'Sradie. On slowing up her captain Was questioned as to her destination snd cargo. i _ Evidence points to the Brnmhill having been interfered with outside territorial Waters. In accordance with the instructions issued to British shipping the captain wirelessed for assistance, and on tho a Pproaeh of a British cruiser the Spanish trawler mado off. A boarding officer from the cruiser examined tho ship's papers, which wero ln order,' and showed that she carried a general cargo of olive oil, rice, wheat, fruit and wines. The captain of the Bramhili was told to proceed. BRITISH EMBASSY FRANCO'S ASSURANCE LONDON, Jan. 13 general Franco in his reply to "tain's protest against tho bombing ° the British Embassy in Madrid -Hies that insurgent aircraft participated in tho bombing and blames the , Q *ernmont. He reasserts his intention 0 respecting the safety zone in the

PORTUGAL'S ATTITUDE LONDON, Jan. 13 "P > 6 has received tho re ° r reply to tho British Note gn? SIC cs P a t f 'b of volunteers to pJa I* is described as satisfactory end helpful.

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COAST MINED, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXIV, Issue 22627, 15 January 1937

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COAST MINED New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXIV, Issue 22627, 15 January 1937

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