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Billings Gazette (Newspaper) - May 15, 1939, Billings, Montana MONTANA WEATHER Generally fair Monday and day cooler Tuesday and west of di- vide Monday FINAL MORNING EDITION WYOMING WEATHER Generally fair Monday and day showers or thunderstorms west portion warmer south portion Monday cooler northwest Tuesday VOL 193 ASSOCIATED PRESS BILLINGS MONTANA MONDAY MAY 15 1939 UNITED PRESS PRICE FIVE CENTS PREMIER AT DEMOCRACIES SOLONS PLAN TO FORCE REVISIONS OF TAXES Proposal Is to Be Laid Before President at Mee Slated for Today HOUSE FIGHT ON FARM SEEN yote Is Scheduled on War Department Nonmilitary Monday May VV A promise of Republican support Sunday bolstered a de- termination on the part of some members of the senate finance committee led by Chairman Harrison Democrat Mississippi to force a revision in corporation taxes at this sesson of congress Senator McNary of Oregon the minority leader said he expected Re- publican support to be given to anj reasonable proposal by Harrison and his Democratic colleagues on the com- to alter the tax structure in an effort to spur business recovery Harrison and others have out a tax revision proposal designed to meet President Roosevelt's demand that federal revenues not be de- creased by any changes aimed at business deterrents It is expected to be laid before the President Monday at the conference on tax revision that he is to have with congressional leaders The plan is understood to call for elimination of the undistributed Its tax but retention of the capital stack and excess profits levies The corporation tax would be a flat 18 per cent Corporation taxes now run from per cent to 39 Per cent ing on the amount of profits dis- Corporations with earnings of or less are given treatment and this would be retained In the proposed plan As an incentive to accept the new schedule business would be permitted to revalue its capital stock this year so as to cut down the amount of excess profits taxes Similar tions might be allowed on a yearly or biennial basis The present law fixes a three-year Interval Also business firms would be lowed to average profits and losses over a three-year period The present law allows no carryover for the firm which loses money one year but makes a large profit the next year Harrison and others who have Continued on Page 2 Column 2 I Notice in The Gazette SAVED Capt Albert L Hines of Boston skipper of the Gloucester fishing schooner Edith C Rose was saved after his vessel and the Boston fishing schooner Isabelle Parker collided and sank In the Atlantic ocean midway between Boston and Yarmouth Nova Scotia The dent occurred in a dense fog Spark of Violence Touched Off by ing of One Man and Wounding of Second Harlan Ky May 14 A spark of violence was touched off in an Sunday night In the ng of a nonunion miner and the of a man on n street of the city but both civil and military said the gunplay had no con- lection with labor troubles Almost immediately after the were reported Brig Gen erbee Carter commanding tlic 557 ordered in to rol coal mines expected to open day signed an order calling for 200 additional troops Chief Deputy Sheriff Chad Nolan id the man killed at Yancey south f Harlan was Treed Bates 35 a for the Harlan Fuel com- pany who was shot once in the head n front of the home of his Walter Rowe 25 Nolan said he shooting was the result of a drunken brawl and Rowe had been laced In Jail but no warrant issued or him immediately A man giving the name of Elbert who said he is 28 was shot through the leg on a street within a block of the hotel where military headquarters were established Four shots were heard The wounded man i blood dripping from the wound told j a I was walking along when he pulled and shot me I've got THE WEATHER LOCAL WEATHER REPORT Data for 24 hours ending at p m yesterday furnished by United States weather bureau station at municipal z -7 Maximum 83 anci rushed to the hospital Deputy Sheriff Woodrow Howard Says Nation Would Go to War of Principles Estab Century Ago OFFICIAL TALKS TO CADET GROUP Postmaster Genera Indorses Administra tions Strengthen ing of Army Navy MEXICO Mo May Speaking as a cabinet cer Postmaster General James A Farley Sunday warned the dictators that the United States would go to war over any threat to South American ence We would not go to war for mental reasons in such a lie told cadets of Missouri Military emy but because of the principles established a century ago when we notified the world that foreign con- quests of any part of America would je regarded as a threat to ourselves which it would be He said It was too much to expect that the preying nations do not cast covetous eyes on South America We have seen other countries be reft of their independence to gratify the ambitions of he said Should they attempt to put their desires in South America into effect must be ready with adequate counter moves Parley Indorsed the ion's strengthening of the army and navy and said the dictators were driving toward a war in which the of neutrals were bound to be The United States desires he said only to be let alone and a fair op- to sell our goods and buy hat of other nations But unfortunately there are lons that refuse to play the game to the rules They either hrough lust for power or desire for or in defense against the or encroachments by others re driven to adventures and tents that threaten at any time to them in a great war In such war the rights of neutrals are ound to be ignored to get away or he might shoot me again Minimum Mean temperature Relative humidity at m 49 per cent j CG i said he shot Clark after had Relative humidity at p m 22 per Precipitation None Barometric pressure at elevation of 3570.49 a m 26.47 inches P m 26.31 Inches Character of day Sunrise today at a m Sunset at p m Moonrise today at a Moonset at p m STATE WEATHER REPORT Helena May Maximum and minimum temperature and precipitation in the following cities for the last 24 hours ended at 6 o'clock Sunday re- ported here Mas Min Free 77 -14 Cut Bank 84 43 Fort Peck 78 49 SO 50 Great Falls 84 43 Lewistown SO Malta 62 48 Poplar 77 45 Havre 86 48 Helena 82 45 80 45 Miles City 80 54 Cheyenne 70 42 Denver 72 46 Boise 86 52 Boston 56 38 84 44 74 Galveston 73 2 Jacksonville 84 63 Kansas City 78 slashed at him with a splitting his coat when he tried to arrest him for drunken ness The deputy said he fired two shots both taking effect in the man's legs Tension grew as troops began to pour in on the heels of a union min- ers mass meeting at which United Mine Workers officers had assured big war chest was the contest with op- the miners available in 300 to Attend District Sessions in Billings Today Nearly 300 members of district No Royal Neighbors of America resenting eight camps in this area will convene at the Billings cial club at a m Monday for a one-day district conference Camps to be represented at the meeting are Emigrant Bridger man Laurel Red Lodge Livingston and Big Timber and approximately 20 members from points outside the district are expected to be ent Following registration at 9 a m the conference will with formal introductions followed by an address of welcome by Mrs Nellie F Taylor of Billings Mrs Louise Ellingson of Big Timber will respond and Mrs Attie Pippin of BABY SAFE WITH MOTHER Mrs Opal Sulcer happily holds her BOH Jimmy safe in her arms again alter his rescue from her estranged husband James W Sulcer who had held tile child as a hostage in a farmhouse bedroom near Sidney Neb After rui eight-hour siege by officers during which Sheriff W W Schulz braved a barrage of bullets to save the baby Sulcer killed himself SLAYER TALKS OF PLANS WITH PARENTS Robert M Jr Handsome Col- legian Signs Statement Admitting Killing Two Salesmen Ariz May M Jr tr some collegian who Sheriff Lon Jordan said confessed he killed two Phoenix automobile salesmen while they lay bound at iis feet on the Arizona desert April 29 conferred with his parents more than an hour Sunday A The youth who his crime in a written lent to Jordan and County Attorney Harless the most the dirtiest killing I've ever his mother Mrs nth Burgunder Cal a kiss when the parents arrived t the county Jail Without much as his father former Seattle utor for whom he named the launched at once Into a of his crime directing his to his mother As jail trusties craned their necks i listen the reunited was escorted into the sheriff's office where they re- mained alone for an hour It was evident when they emerged that Mrs had been weeping ert Jr however remained unmoved What we said to each other private the senior told reporters haven't formed any opinion aa to the guilt or Innocence County Attorney P less who with Sheriff Lon Jordan returned Robert to Phoenix shortly before Saturday midnight wild he probably would bfs brought before si Continued on Page 2 Column C Billings district oracle will greet the guests Mrs era tors in the Harlan field who re- I Emily Floyd of Billings district fused to sign the New York chancellor will the prayer covering a union shop Other events Monday morning will Continued on Page 2 Column 1 Publisher Heatedly Denies Kidnaping Was Publicity Hoax Angles May 14 UP An automobile In which George Palmer Putnam said he wan kidnaped by two German-speaking men who ened him with death he publication of itn book Sunday possible finger- print in police search Of fleers reported finding on tho car which dis- covered Sunday parked behind a dance hail less from thi publisher released ind hut unharmed Hie car a Continued on Page 2 Column 3 to the The were atill Ignition It n hundred off highway since 1 1 p in WED IN PRIVATE Credit Celebration With Saving Life of New York Girl reported It to the Kern county sheriff's office Two homicide R 8 and Frank were sent to Bakersfield In the Investigation re- turned with thr cnr late Sunday Chief Undersheriff Jack Huston of Kern county after surrendering tho machine Raid the investigation there Is for the present at least Putnam the kid Commodity visions of Farm Ac Will Be Employe for Aid of Farmers SLATED FIRS Officials Indicat Minimum Rate Wi Be About 58 Cent Bushel This Yeai May 14 v VV With agricultural prices n the lowest level since the administration Is to embark upon another of of major crop as a supplement to a subsidy program It will employ commodity Ion provisions of tho farm net to balut of crops as whont cotto i ml corn lending money to fanna xj enable them to hold n part crops off tho market Us first loan program on when will bo announced th week Tho new loan programs will con t a time when the h than m loann made In previous Stored an collateral for them obi am Union of co on c whont nnd corn Agriculture department off Ida contend prices of would be lower than i at the 1092 Ion loans had not on last With nit loann most farmoro would ound It mild t oil nil their crop it year's loan programs o peg priced of wheat a bout 00 a bushel cotton a bout a pound and corn a boul 45 a bushel The loan programs because of o put American products at a lit foreign accumulation of h and elevators nn or loann In order to sell wheat abroad th wer Minen t found It necessary uy exporters n bounty bout 25 cents n It now pro to do the wirm tiling for and lard and pork prod not Indicated 10 loan nite on wheat will lie tin rate while varying fron bout -10 to il it bushel on and place of averaged about 50 rents a ml u I in inn permitted under Mi rm The minimum raU this TIT would bo fifi als Inauguration of a new loan nun would make it mild for the government to wheat ilens the major exporting nations ri upon nn American proposal divide up markets and Continued on 2 Column Report Cholera China May of of were reported following the nf air launched by till on Mny 5 Retain Policy May policy of northern countries of Europe boen to keep out of war and to retain it as Prince Olav of Norway Sunday In to interviewers nfi he find his arrived here on their American tour FLEES PRINCE II Duce Says Italy Germany Will Not Allow Themselves to Be Overpowered TALKS BEFORE CROWD AT TURIN Address Is Full of Scorn for Prance but Are Not Mentioned Sofia Mexican singer and arrived In New York on the liner Rex with a story of ro- mantic pursuit by a wealthy In- dian prince who she said became of her in Singapore Ho her to marry him she Bald Then nhc related uhc found that he already hud n 1 wife So fled Contract Award for Supply ing U S Navy to Argentina Is Hit by Western Groups Washington May con- In ventilation of the of bldn to supply the mvy with Argentine canned beef was Sunday by Representative kllen Allen was entitled to all the and that he would n a u lion Monday fur Investigation by a of five members lay that he had directed the x accept n proposal from the Ar- meat cooperative to of canned beef at t a pound ex- of the duty The boef was hn canned ecf offered at cents Home of contended the Argentine beef j i by the government of tint country Dr Maurice S Sheeny of Diversity Sunday Kit political chicanery hud pre- of a ry convention with Argentina The convention would permit the of Argentine beef from found free of HBC An ex I chilled or eat from Argentina because the been found to exist In tin try dressing Culvert club's let In honor of Carlos e of r the United neither nor deserve the of Argentina until It the JIo Roosevelt's to allow navy of canned beef The IB that loss nn Is Involved In the beef from Dr a product of the midwest I j in the protection of our beef industry That should bo Continued on Page 2 Column 7 May Taylor and Barbara o Stanwyck whose friendship had been in the hand-holding Los Minneapolis New Omaha Portland Salt Lake City San Francisco Spokane Seattle Will 1st on 64 70 62 SO si 82 60 SO E4 stage for nearly three years were married early Sunday eloped to San Diego STATISTICS HEATH Violet 20 BIRTHS nor Mrs Daniel I 215 North street Girl Mrs William Formo 306 North Twenty third they were married tn a midnight j the study of medicine to become a ceremony performed by a Justice of rich and popular celluloid actor took the peace Ninety minutes later they j his bride to the home of former were motoring back to Hollywood Although their marriage had been for several weeks the ner in which it was carried out was a surprise For a week they had the license but no one here except themselves knew of it The secret I District Attorney Thomas Whelan for the Miss Stanwyck who started as the daughter ol a Brooklyn bricklayer dressed in a navy blue silk crepe dress and a gold bracelet glittering with dia- monds and rubies had kept because the license I With them were Zeppo Marx had been Issued to them under their j matron or honor Buck Mack legal Erough and i bride's godfather and an actor in Ruby Stevens Superstitious of the thirteenth they waited until after midnight of the use It The Neb boy who gave up his own right who was best man and three Marx an actor's agent Mrs Ida Koverman studio secretary and Dalles clan and actor New York May mous exponents of American to who he anhood all in their eighties In exercises here Sunday the nation Mother's day with flowers long distance messages and family reunions Mrs Roosevelt mother of the president Mrs Carrie Chapman Catt 80 pioneer women's suffrage leader and Mrs Compton 80 of Wooster Ohio the Golden Rule American Mother for joined In coast broadcast greetings to other mothers Mrs Compton widowed mother of four children who have attained scholarly heights said was a bit concerned about putting RO much emphasis on the mother In the home While I believe a mother's ence In strongest In early I feel too that the sympathetic operation of the father la at all she said Earlier in the day Compton attended services at the Riverside angry because he was publishing the book revealed for the first time the identity of the authors He said they were Dean S Jennings former San Francisco newspaperman and tive story writer and Ruth hoff formerly Countess Ruth Yorck of York and Hollywood Putnam hotly denied kidnap account was a publicity stunt Just let anyone tell me to my face that the kidnaping was a stunt and I'll give him a ful demonstration that it was not a he said Four Are Killed Continued on Page 2 Column 8 Monon Ind May persons were killed near here early Sunday their automobile col- with a Monon train TUc Mrs Sarah 20 of ton Mrs W D Blake 22 ington Hubert 21 cott Ind Eugene Kercher 21 cott HITLER STARTS INSPECTION OF NAZI FORTIFICATIONS May Hitler accompanied by leading military officials started an inspection Sunday of Germany's fortifications near Aachen on the Belgian border The fuehrer journeyed overnight from Munich and then drove into the countryside about Aachen to study In minute detail the German defenses along the western frontier Observers said It was the beginning of a demonstrative inspection by which Germany sought to remind the of the vastness of her military resources Hitler examined his military on the western frontier at moment Premier proclaiming anew in Turin the of the In diplomatic quarters It waa re- FIR more than a coincidence that Hitler started his study of tier defenses on the day that solini began a week's tour of Italy's frontier region with Prance Constructed by men of the labor service at the command of the fuehrer the fortifications were so nearly completed last October that Germany regarded herself ready for any eventuality during the crisis over The fortifications known as tho limes line stretch along tho man frontier wtlh France Belgium and the Italy May Premier Mussolini declared Sunday that he and fuehrer Hitler believed problems could be solved out war but accused the great democracies of already having begun a white war against Germany and Italy a war on economic grounds Mussolini warned that the Berlin axis now waa Joined In a military alliance that Its partners would not allow themselves to be overpowered and would repulse any attack made upon them Ho spoke to a cheering crowd oS In tho big piazza Voneto In Turin as he opened a week's swing around the Piedmont region which will take him close to tho French frontier on an Inspection tour of military establishments troop concentrations nnd public works There wan no specific mention of fascist demands on Paris in 11 address but it full of France and of references to strife In the past The applause for the pre- mier was by Its boos and lor his references to the de- especially for Prance Several cries of and arose Both hayo been mentioned In fascist clamor since last November for fulfillment of an colonial aspirations at expense Tunisia is in French north Africa and Savoy once Italian Is In France just over tho frontier from Piedmont the throng Mussolini Perhaps hundreds of millions jf men were asking whether there will be war or peace He thundered thin to a cold objective ex- amination of the situation there are lot at present in Europe problems enough or acute enough to a war which by logical would spread from Europe and a universal event There are knots In European Ics but recourse to the sword Is nol necessary to cut them there is need that these nots be untied once and for all sometimes a hard reality IB to a long uncertainty II ducc declared Italy nnd Germany would march together to give Eu- rope that with Justice which IH the profound desire of all peoples But he The formidable rapidly Increasing bloc of which growa from the Baltic to the Indian ocean will not permit itself to bo overpowered Continued on Page 2 Column Declare Foreign In- Are Pure Berlin May German propaganda ministry Sunday night condemned as pure distortion for- lgn interpretations of Premier to Mussolini's Turin speech as In- Italy refuses to support many in any war over Danzig A spokesman tor Propaganda Min- ister Paul Joseph Goebbels said statement none of Europe's present problems Justify war in no wise touched upon Issues ing Germany Foreign observers In Berlin fessed to find in the speech ample indication Mussolini has no desire to become embroiled in war over Adolf Hitler's claims for Danzig and a route through the Polish Corridor The propaganda ministry said were an expression of opinions completely shared here and we noted his attacks on the Anglo- French encirclement and his con- the power of tho third retch is behind him predicted Hitler wculrf the dispute with Poland without warning and itf a an designed to not only the return of Danzig to sich but other gains as well informed quarters felt tho question of Danzig would be solved by ft 100 er cent proclamation by tho free City's sonata demanding return o Germany
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