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Billings Gazette (Newspaper) - January 30, 1939, Billings, Montana MONTANA WEATHER Local snow Monday Tuesday partly cloudy snow east of divide little change In temperature It FINAL MORNING EDITION Portly cloudy to cloudy 11 with light snow east and south tion Tuesday partly cloudy VOL 88 ASSOCIATED PRESS BILLINGS MONTANA MONO AT JANUARY 30 1939 UNITED PRESS PRICE FIVE CENTS WORLD AWAITS HITLER TALK MONDAY REFUGEE TIDE SWAMPS FRENCH BORDER Officials Estimate Cross tier Many of Them Reported Soldiers NO RESISTANCE TO INSURGENTS U Charge faires Unable to En- ter Spain for Talk With Loyal Officers 29 efforts to con- trol thousands of women Spain before swiftly dren and deserters fleeing advancing Insurgents were swamped Sunday under the con- refugee tide Officials said had lied across the frontier into France since day Of these they said at least were soldiers from the Joined the masses of bewildered destitute civilians Unconfirmed reports on the border said panic In government Spain's shrinking area of Catalonia was spreading to government officials Foreign Minister Julio Alvarez del Vayo was said to have commanded government troops to guard the tier to prevent public officials from trying to flee Into France There was no indication that armies were making a stand Generalissimo Francisco Franco's rapid strides north of lona which his Insurgent pied Thursday Latest border reports from the now only 50 miles south of the frontier said the Insurgent advance was virtually unopposed at a pace of from eight to 10 miles a day Insurgent dispatches said the tle for Catalonia so far had cost the government at least one third of Its army of men including captives The French government had issued strict orders that no soldiers be allowed entry Into France But the milling thousands at the border made such orders unenforceable Frontier roads both at Cerbere and Le were blocked on the Spanish side for miles Tens of thousands of hungry gees spent a miserable night in cold heavy rain without shelter The weather was clear and bright Sunday but It was cold and the refugees still were unfed It was virtually impossible to get into Spain Walter D Thurston United States charge d'affaires was turned back at the border tried to get to Figueras to confer with Spanish government officials there But thousands of others were struggling over high snowy trails In the Pyrenees mountains At Prats de Mollo where there are no roads crossed Saturday 4.000 by noon day and probably more still were on their way ROAD STREWN WITH WRECKAGE I Notice in The Gazette THE WEATHER LOCAL WEATHER REPORT Data for 24 hours at p m yesterday furnished by United States weather bureau station at municipal Temperature at a m Temperature at p m Maximum Minimum 26 Mean temperature 35 Relative humidity at a m cenl Relative humidity at P m 41 per cent Precipitation None Barometric pressure at elevation of 3510.49 a m 26.14 Inches 26.07 Inches Character of Cloudy Sunrise today at a m Sunset at p m today at m Moonset at a m WEATHER REPORT Helena Jan ant minimum temperature and precipitation in the following cities for the last 24 hours ended at 6 o'clock Sunday night re- ported here Max Mln Free Havre 16 Helena M 23 36 30 02 Miles City 48 4 Cheyenne 36 20 Denver 41 34 32 Boston 44 30 -10 2 Chicago 38 34 Kansas City 38 33 10 Los 58 Minneapolis 24 14 New York 40 30 22 Omaha 34 28 Portland 44 42 18 Salt 38 So 20 42 34 04 Seattle 44 40 02 aa 14 VITAL STATISTICS BIRTH Bay Mri Urry Boucher North fourth street DEATH 305 avenue the insurgents marched triumphantly Into Barcelona the capital II New Definition of ity Is Expected to Be Written Soon Washington Jan New threats of war in Europe force President Boosevelt and congress to write a new definition of American neutrality before very long The Issue is whether In the event of war between Europe's cies and dictatorships this nation shall stand completely aloof or make Its material resources available to what the president termed In his annual message to congress the fearing democracies of the world The new crisis brought to a head by the crumbling resistance of ish loyalist forces has developed more swiftly than even glomy war fore- casters predicted only weeks ago It raises a question in the minds ot some observers whether a White house move to decide the neutrality Issue may not develop sooner than Mr Roosevelt apparently plated when he delivered his sage on January 4 There was a direct hint In the message that if war clouds continued to hover over Europe a neutrality message calling for redefinition of national policy might be ing The president restated his policy of nonintervention with arms In any move to check aggressor tions He added however that there were many other means short of War but stronger and more tive than mere words of bringing home to aggressor governments the aggregate sentiment of our people To many observers it appears that the president might hold a card for European peace in pressing soon upon congress the issue of Ing neutrality laws Should sult in action that made It clear to all European capitals that American resources would be available to de- at death grips with some observers contended it might help to avert war Family of Six Dies As Ohio Home Burns Cincinnati Jan wiped out a family of six in near-by Sunday destroying their room cottage while they slept The burned beyond Everett Frost 32 section foreman for the Norfolk Western railroad Gladys 28 his wife and dren Eugene 9 4 months v Coroner Frank M Jr gave a accidental deaths Fires Sweep Shanghai Shanghai Jan Four thousand Chinese were made homeless and a number were believed to have perished In fires Sunday night and Saturday which destroyed 500 huts In the International ment 160 Bills Offered in House to Date way Safety Plans Re- Attention Helena Jan legislature meeting after the week-end recess will face a day period of feverish activity be- fore the deadline for introducing new legislation In the house of Is reached New legislation be in the house after midnight next Sunday end of the thirty-fifth legislative day The deadline this session will come five days earlier than In the past the house having decided to shorten the period for In in order to have more time to consider proposed legislation during the closing days of the sion The deadline for Introduction of new legislation In the senate will be reached February 8 the thirty-eighth legislative day The upper branch of the legislature will convene at 11 o'clock Monday morning and the house will renew its labors at 2 o'clock Monday after- noon Both houses have succeeded in keeping pace with routine activities thus far In the session Monday will be the twenty-ninth legislative day almost the point for the session So far 160 bills have been Introduced in the house 42 bills resolutions and passed and 13 measures killed In the senate 75 bills have been introduced 16 house and ate measures passed and six killed Continued on Page 2 Column 6 LEAD j PARALYSIS CAMPAIGN Jan and Mrs Roosevelt W led off the campaign infantile paralysis Sunday night by attending a special benefit performance at a Washington theater The president and first lady with their occupied an upper tier box at the National theater to see the command performance of ton Vane's revived fantasy Outward based ocean voyage of a group or ghosts The benefit performance was a forerunner ol a nationwide tion Monday of the president's birthday when from to be held throughout the nation Officials la charge of the fund expect year's effort to return even more than the 1938 when was raised Except to attend his usual private dinner at the White house Monday night with birthday the president Will spend Monday any other The group includes those who were closely associated with him during and shortly after the lime he ran for vice president In 1820 Six birthday bills will In this city MM plans to visit all ol them The will express preciation In brief talk p m M B L o o t e r s and Prof it- at Chilian Boy Found Alive in Debris Chile Chile's earthquake death toll Sunday ns small towns Ir the stricken area established contact with the outside world for the time since Tuesday's catastrophe Conservative estimates of ble persons Indicated the tota run between 25.000 and Eight persons were reliably re ported to have been shot summarily at Chilian which bore the brunt o the death and destruction Tuesday on charges of looting and Ing A tabulation of the latest ative estimates of deaths by locall ties Chilian province and Cau 2.000 Parral San Carlos nnd about scattered ing areas Two United States bomben en route from the Panama Cona Zone to Santiago Chile with cine and supplies for Chilean earth quake victims refuelled at Lima Peru Sunday They were expected to reach Santiago Monday morning The government worked ceaseless Jy to relieve the situations at Chilian and Lighting and telephone were restored In am work on clearing the streets of had been started The hoped to have fiome stores and In reopened Monday Up to Saturday night had been buried at an the small town of Bulnes where thi population was 5.000 had Two of those said to have been executed at Chilian were slain fo profiteering on private burial cere monies The six others were reported to have been shot for looting Rescue workers In Chilian said they found a boy though injured beneath the ruin of the Municipal theater In 400 persons were killed In Santiago the commander the garrison Issued a cal to the colors to reservists of 1810 1917 and 1918 who be sent Intt the destroyed towns and cities Frankfurter Takes Court Post Washington Jan Frankfurter third appointee of dent Roosevelt will take his sea Monday an associate Justice b the supreme court He will be sworn Into office to f II a vacancy by July of Intimate friend Benjamin N swearing in of Frankfurter wll restore the court to lull nine member strength Sonic observer think the of the ninth may have necessitated delay In do decisions on some litigation Including a teat of th constitutionality of the valley authority power program chal by H private companies Slan Shanghai Jan Mao Yu Hong secretary general of the Jap city gov found shot la hero Sunday In hotel room employes expressed belief ho slain by gunmen who escaped Arms Also to Receive Attention This Week Airplane Sales to Undergo Scrutiny DEFENSE PLANS ACTION SLATED Relations With Japs Is in Foreground as Guam Fortification Plan to Be Studied By TACK Jan VV Congress will turn a cal eye this week on the foreign policies which underlie the ad- national defense program Congressional committees will further into sales to for countries examine the dent's request for nn Immediate to build more warplanes and defense tion generally Meanwhile minor differences be- tween the and sonata over the relief approved last week at that figure strenuous administration efforts to raise the total to arc to bo Ironed out A committee of senators and probably will bp cd to adjust these differences The senate military affairs com- has called G Grant Mason aeronautics chief as a witness Monday Some committee members Raid question of what Is to foreign commercial markets looms an largo aa the raised last week by objections to the cooperation President said this giving to a French mis slon which came hero to purchase the of These senators Bald they hoped to obtain from Mason technical matlon on the rapidity with which commercial duplicates of army planes could bo turned Into fighting ships by foreign purchasers Then too they there is the whether production of the projected for tin army may not occupy all the time of major plane producers thus ting them off from foreign cial markets Committee discussion of projected sales to the French of planes an good as any flown currently by the army appeared to Indicate majority al some members said On the other hand several senators notably Clark Democrat Missouri Heynolds crat North Carolina and Nyc lican North Dakota have ral strenuous objections asserting tha plane sales to Franco would smack of a military alliance Relations with Japan will be In thr foreground when the house committee hears Charles Edison secretary of the navy Tuesday on administration plans for tiny Island In he Pacific only miles from Tokyo The Japanese have been worried about the that this gic point may be fortified Senator Borah Republican Idaho among ers has warned against it calling it a provocative step Pensions a big Issue as yet un- touched by congress also ma edge into the limelight The ways and means committee in to begin hearings on social security legislation Hearings also arc to begin on road legislation Convicted Doctor Enters Prison to Await Execution Hants Fe N M Jan John H Sanford convicted of fatally poisoning his wife for the love of another woman was brought to New Mexico penitentiary early Sunday to await his scheduled April 21 The physician twice mayor o Santa Rosa N was composed and clals said Dr have an- they would appeal his con- viction an action which auto- would postpone tion His Name Proves Tiresome Changes It Jan Byron Lee tired of repeating and spelling last name for people who never got II the first time came to court to have It changed He stepped to the chair and his attorney asked hli name Byron Lee he answered I didn't quits get that last interrupted the court reporter How do you It court approved the changi Report Demand For Rotogravure Section Is Heavy Gazette Receives Orders for Scenic Booklet From Every State All Possessions and Several Foreign Countries ilE mailing stair was literally swamped Sunday as JL thousands of orders for the special rotogravure edition de- scenic beauties of The Land of Shining Mountains were placed by local residents No account of tho total number of orders received could bo obtained but copies of tho rotogravure section will bo sent every state In the nation all United States sions and to numerous foreign tions an early check of tho orders revealed One local resident ordered copies of tho section to bo sent to friends throughout tho nation and a business firm ordered 147 copies to be sent to branch managers of the company California and tho mid- western atates continued to lead in the number of copies to bo ordered as they had In orders re- here during the Inst week Stales receiving tho largest numbers of rotogravure sections were fornia Missouri Nebraska North York Foreign nations Minnesota lown Dakota and Now to copies are destined Include Russia Egypt Now Zealand Ireland Norway Islands Switzerland France Sweden Mexico Colombia Germany and South Africa The second printing The Land of Shining Is duo to rive this and tho mulling staff has boon Increased In order to handle the for copies us swiftly as possible Because of the ber of orders received delivery may ho delayed but all orders will bo filled Persons desiring copies to friends have been requested to provide typewritten or printed lists to work of as much an possible 1 The office remained open Sunday to receive orders for tho tion and a continuous of local residents acquaint their friends with tho beauty of The Land of shining Was Key Prosecution Witness in Hines Policy Racket Case Reason Is Unknown Plains N Y Jan 38 lieutenant of the gangster Dutch and a key prosecution witness In tho policy racket trial of Tammany Dis- Loader 1 nines killed Sunday with a revolver It wan a clear case of said Detective Lieutenant Edward J Hughes shot himself through tho right temple In the bathroom of a home rented by New York county District Attorney Thomas K an a hideaway for his witnesses In the case It's all a surprise to said J Dixie Davis one-time kid mouthpiece of tho gang and like a state's witness against Davis and Harry another witness had Just ished dinner and a drive through the countryside leaving the dining room ahead of the others u pistol from a coat In the hallway and went to tho bathroom and the five York city detectives and n in- stationed In the houno all expressed and said had no Indication of act a brother of ham Bo whose according to gangland In concrete at the bottom of the Kast river victim of and Davis were arrested In a Philadelphia apartment last February with Davis showgirl friend Hope on charges of a rocket of what had been n game In lem Robbery Is Motive for Killing Near Crow Agency Boys Are Held in City Indian youths wore being held In the Yellowstone county Jail hero Sunday after con- fessing to the murder of Durl Scott 03 of the Burlington at Crow whoso body wnn found last Monday In tho Ilig Horn valley quarter of a mile of Crow Agency Announcement of tho alleged con- was mode Sunday by W O Banister of special agent In charge of the Butto field division of tho federal The two youths whoso names were given William 10 and Peter 16 were brought to tho Yellowstone county Jail here evening and booked as lloc and John Tho arrest wim made by Banister Walter T Dray of an- other F B 1 agent whoso name was not disclosed The admitted to tho they had committed the crime Banister bound by I B I regulations declined to additional In formation regarding the case 1 believed tho two youths would appear before United Hay Anderson here Monday morning but Anderson he had received no notification of their ar- rest No details ol the alleged con- were revealed except that the had admitted robbery wan fi motive Scott's purse was miming when the body wan found last day and no money was found on person reported at that time that he had about with him when he left his home Sunday uary 22 Banister according to an Associated Press article from said that Continued on Page 2 Column 1 T Jan uneasy Europe looked Sunday to I Adolf Hitler to throw some light on the next moves of the as the continent entered ita most week since theh September war scare The German fuehrer In an Fuehrer Use New Power Be Sought REICHSTAG IS TO BE SETTING Domestic Foreign Affairs Scheduled for Airing During Chancellor's BERLIN Jan Hitler Sunday shaped speech to which an anxious world will listen for a clue to how ho intends to use the power hat made Germany a in Tho greater Gorman will provide a background ot triumph and accomplishmont for tho fuehrer when headdresses It Monday on the anniversary of national socialist v ule In Berlin was decorated with flags andj deputies woro arriving from all lero of tho nation to ger stronger Germany's rebirth as a continental power Hitler was expected to speak more than two on domestic and world starting soon after the convenes at 8 p m 19 noon M S Moderate circles predicted ever now power would bring no upheaval during 1030 Frankfurter which often calmer foreign office Views said calamity prophets pour In on us from many lauds as they so often dono Wo It a year of hard but peaceful and constructive de- tho newspaper predicted despite Inevitable clashes of power Certainly that will be tho German Foreshadowing what Hitler may announce concerning backing for Italian on tho recalled Premier acceptance Germany's annexation of Austria March 13 and his aid at Munich which gave Germany land last September 20 It said always will stand behind Italian rights tho that his unconditional support to the Justifiable therefore realizable The contents of the fuehrer's speech were carefully being kept secret But much doubtless will bb dedicated to summarizing she of with special emphasis on 1038 which call the greatest pear In Germany's That he will say something about British Prime Minister Chamberlain's speech Saturday night at ham England was taken for granted rho German press accused aln of not being very clear In the In which ho said peace could 10 endangered by an attempt to rule tho world by force A similarity between Chamberlain's statement and that of President Roosevelt's January 4 message to congress Field Marshal Hermann National said permits the slon that this conception been fairly accurately laid down in diplo- matic negotiations between countries Ilow far the American government lias tied Itself down to such however not become mown because of American public the added There woro some rumors Hitler might announce prolongation of the German labor service term from six months to one year making a total of three years for labor and military f cervices together and Prussians will sit together for tho Irst time in tho greater German Arthur ernor of Austria who played a ng role In and Konradi the Sudeten fuehrer will bo present Two Negroes Perish In California Blaze lo the Monday was expected to tell whether he would put his army of or more men be- hind the Imperialistic dreams of a reborn Germany and resurgent partner fascist Italy His appearance amidst the panoply of celebration marking sixth anniversary of Its rise to power the headline of a week which Included addresses by British Minister Chamberlain and Italian Premier Mussolini Chamberlain the Inter- national situation Tuesday In the house of commons when t reassert Men for its meeting cember 22 will on Wednesday Despite conciliatory speech at Birmingham Saturday night Britain has lot Dermany know that she has closed gaps that existed m he September crisis over Recent Indications of a strong attitude In the United States and especially the timely In- dication that It might sell planes In large numbers to France woro looked upon as moderating factors In the event Hitler falls to give backing for his demands against France 11 duco Was to moderate his stand It was not believed the Italian tain prepared Jo try an Isolated war In them stove exploded in ft three-room on Sonter road day starting a fire In which two groes were burned The victims were Identified as J D 32 and his sister Mrs Arthur Talley about 40 A third occupant of the building Edward Dodd safety Neighbors who heard tho explosion tried desperately to Breach and to break the could seen by estly arrivals at tho scene Tno rescuers broko down a door but tho flames drove thorn bock Fireman found bodies near tho door
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