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Independent (Newspaper) - July 29, 1941, Helena, Montana Senate Poll Favors Army Extension of Term In Service Informally O. K. July 28. informal admin poll indicated today that the senate would grant two-to-one approval of empowering the president to prolong the service periods of all army The taken by White House showed the ents could muster a maximum oi only 30 out of the total senate membership of 95. man Reynolds N. only member to vote against military committee approval of the conceded It would be approved by a substantial Senator Barkley of Kentucky the majority announced that the legislation would be taken up and said he hoped debate could be completed a few Reynolds saic the opposition had no disposition to delay and added that approval by Saturday was The military re- porting the extension measure formally said it seive notice on the world this nation is continuing cessation to do everything sary to provide a effective and adequate national Promptness Needed Pointing out that the army had requested a declaration of na tional the committee report said that such a tion was not included in the lation because it might tate considerable debate and action was The measure simply empowers the president to hold all soldiers in service such periods on Page 2) Rift To Have Widespread Officers Say U. S. Is Accused of Leading in Cutting Oil Upsetting Trading Agreement July Japanese ed today of far-reaching consequences of the action of the Netherlands Bast Indies in cutting off oil breaking off a monetary agreement and freezing com- merce with The foreign Japan Times and already calling the United States and at- tributing to her the leadership of the economic offensive against declared that the Dutch colonial ment was league with the United States and Strike in Florida Spreads to Navy Defense Project Walkouts Threaten Many Are By The An strike at Key West spread to additional nava projects there yesterday and an- other at St. Louis threatened to curtail work on an ammunition but the defense mediation board in Washington announced progress toward tling three other 1. Air of K. and the Automobile which callec a over the discharge o mine reached an ment for resumption of work pending 2. The Chemical union accepted board to settle its dispute with the Western Cartridge com pany of 111., and a reply as awaited from the S The Automobile and the Federal Mogu corporation of which makes airplane and automobile agreed to submit to the labor board a dispute over union At Key 300 to 400 carpenters walked out in sym pathy with striking laborers seek ing an increase in the basic wage scale from 40 to 62% cents an The walkout which their spokesman said was not a halted work on submarine a naval air base a navy housing project and nava Arms Strike Goes On Some laborer continued their strike at the St Louis small arms plant over the discharge of two ice water hauler whom the contractors accused o but most of the othe craftsmen on the day shift re turned to The dent said that the work would b seriously un less the strike the laborers wa settled of an Electrical Workers union voted unanimously to cal 8, strike of electricians DAILY ttt Allocated Press NBA Feature Service N. Y. Stock tad Bond Ust Montana's Oldest Publication It Blankets Helena's Trading Territory J VOL. 76-NO. 107 JULY 29, 1941 PRICE FIVE CENTS The Japanese press discussed the East Indies action in a financial circles are inclined to believe that for- difficulties will be en- countered in attempting to make a new monetary agreement with Java said the Times and This referred to the Java bank's accord with the Yokohama ed by the Batavia The Dutch Japanese possibly will bring quences even than the United States action in freezing credits of Japan since the Dutch islands are Japan's nearest substantial source of Oil Is Vital Factor In it was oil may be considered the most vital single factor in the economic for Japan must have oil whether she gets it from the United States or the East Indies and it was said that cutting off that supply might bring a drastic change in the Far Eastern Batavia it was announced that the agreement reached last November whereby Japan was to get tons of oil annually had been suspended as part of economic counter measures against Japanese prohibition of ex- ports to the Dutch The Japanese privy In the presence of Emperor ratified yesterday the accord on French In- which touched off the economic The authoritative Japanese news said that members of the further on Page 2) Highest Taxes in U. S. History Are Other Types Of Levies Are in Newly Made July 28. An authoritative forecast ot more and higher taxes including a general sales tax and lower sonal income tax today as the way was cleared tor house consideration of the tax morrow under procedure curbing Answering criticism that the should provide for ing the present income tax base so as to make more persons tax Chairman Doughton N. of the house ways and means committee bers of the rules committee that another measure ably would be necessary next will doubtless be he lower the ex- and impose a general consumption Doughton's request that the rules committee approve procedure under which only amendments by his committee could be offered was granted after less than five Doughton's reference to a sales tax was regarded as especially significant in view of his con- sistent opposition In the past to such a Asked for tion of his he laconically replied that haven't come to that bridge The which would levy the highest taxes in the nation's tory and bring federal revenues during the current fiscal year tc about is Mild Earthquake Is Felt in Spokane July earthquake apparently to the Spokane area and felt only in the western half of the city shook houses and sent dents scurrying into the streets at m. Louis B. assistant seismologist at the Mt. St. Mi- said the quake was centered within 90 miles of the city in an undetermined direction and lasted a minute and a There were no reports of damage or Control of Prices to Be Provided for In Legislation Going Into House July Speaker Rayburn disclosed today that price control legislation would be introduced this week and sr well-informed sources hinted in addition to applying to industrial it would con- tain a compromise provision for control of farm The speaker told his press con- ference that the measure had been revised satisfactorily and In- he believed its enactment be Rayburn declined to discuss de- tails of the measure at this time but it was learned from usually well-posted sources that It would provide for regulation of prices en agricultural commodities M long as they were not fixed below means a price level that would give farm products the same purchasing power that pre- vailed in the years Immediately prior to the World Accuse Henderson Members of both the house and senate from farm states have pro tested bitterly in recent weeks against activities of Leon price control administrator saying that he was unnecessarily depressing Some influential house bers said the measure probably would give the president rattier broad powers to control both prices and rents but that it would not permit the fixing of uled for three days of Its passage this week m its present form is almost a To Tax Signs The other late changes impose the proposed tax of two cents per matches on stocks except those in the hands of and would add three new brackets to the proposed levy on Billboards up to 100 square feet would be taxed only up to 200 square 300 square 400 square 600 square and over 600 square Both democrats and cans on the rules committee ex- pressed belief that more should be required to pay income taxes but Rep. Cooper speaking for the ways and means that at single persons haye only of their weekly in- come exempt from taxation and married persons only PICTURE SEEING YOU Germans dutifully issued this picture of Hitler and Goering together after reports spread abroad that the fat man was for disagreeing with his They are conferring here with Dr. Ante Croat quisling of But the joker is that He too must have been reading those reports about Senators Defend Wheeler on Stimson Charge July a drama packed afternoon during which the decorum of the United States senate was shattered by repeated applause from packed 13 United States senators rose in their seats here today to refute the remarks of a Roosevelt cabinet member against one of their Senator Burton On The War Front K. of Attacking remarks made by Secretary of War Stimson last week regarding Wheeler's action in sending out franked postcards calling on the American people to oppose a parade of senators rose to defend Wheeler's patriotism and honesty of Both isolationists and members who have followed the administration foreign policy joined in the denunciation of Stimson and his On Personal The touched off when Wheeler himself rose to a question of personal privilege im- mediately after the senate con- vened at Reports that the Montana senator was to speak had packed the galleries and the press section was loaded with ex- In cold measured ler called attention to the ment of Secretary Stimson last week that postcards he had sent out came near the line of subversive activities against the United if not Then the Montanan read the card in which contained ex- from public addresses of President ex-President former ambassador to Joseph P. ator Gerald P. Nye of North Preliminary County School Budget Is Fixed at But No Change Is Scheduled in Levy Lewis and Clark county's pre- liminary 1941-42 school budget of will call for only a 6-mill unchanged from last despite many planned in- creases in individual district Miss Frances county school said Miss Forgy explained that In- creased taxable valuations will make this possible and said that both schools and elementary schools were included in the total budget Miss Forgy said that a number of millages in the county would be including the county eral high school levy which will be reduced from 7.61 to 7.4 despite an Increase in both the Helena and Augusta high school The bonded ness levy lor Helena district No. 1 will be 7.3 compared with 9.4 mills last year and the Helena elementary school levy will be 6.05 compared with 8.32 last The county high school budget was advanced in the preliminary which will be open for public inspection at Miss office until Aug. 11, from 635.05 in 1940-41 to for the school The Helena elementary school budget No. 1) was advanced from in 1940-41 to in 1941-42. The Craig district went the ors for the lowest levy in the Tho Craig board of ees has managed its finances so that the preliminary budget calls for no levy at all for school ex- penses and maintenance and only The Weather Montana Generally fair Tuesday and er extreme southwest portion 1 mill for bonded At same the school district will enjoy a hudget increase of The school for 1941-42 and for 1940-41 for all 39 districts in the and the mill levy for each district for next 10.78 mills 725, 6.7 Canyon 8.55 10 College 10 10 Middle 10 East 10.5 Hauser 2.6 20 6.7 3.4 9 Spokane on Page 2) Col. Charles Lindberg and Wheeler All of the speeches had previ appeared in the Record and Wheeler it be that The Record is a treasonable document That ing it is a subversive He added that Stimson fiad taken his definition treason from the teachings of on Page Montana Will Sell Bushels Of Wheat Harvest Montana will sell an estimated bushels of wheat grown on state school land it is J. W. state land said Walker said the decision to sell the wheat rather than seek and secure wheat loans was reached because of the lack of storing facilities in Montana mills and An original plan to have ers store the wheat and hold i1 for the state was abandoned as not wholly The state receives a minimum of crops harvested on school and in some cases a greater return under practices o competitive bidding for use of the school The land commissioner said that inasmuch as law provides the state shall pay storage of whea grown on it is expected a loss of only 3 cents a bushel will be felt through the sale disposal the He added that the state had already received offers to pur chase the wheat from companies having storage ties in the east. Walker said he believed the state would receive 71 cents a bushel lor the since offers received were at market Montana has been cramped fo wheat storage space this am for the past several weeks farmer have been urged to provide home storage In the case o the state-owned land it was de after discussions between the the state board and Gov. Sam C. tha difficulties presented in endeavor ing to secure home storage woult be more than offset by offering the wheat for sale as it is bar Raid on Moscow July 29. 150 man warplanes again attempted a mass attack on Moscow in the but only several of them broke through to ter bombs which killed several persons and started a few it was announced Nine German planes were re- ported shot with Soviet night fighters Fires set by German bombs in Russian homes were by prompt work of the fire Japan Planes Down July Japanese warplanes were reported shot down today in the first indication of a serious Chinese to repeated Japanese attacks on Hitherto Chinese resistance has been anti-aircraft credited with bringing down only one Japanese Observers now were speculating that a new Chinese air force under training for some time was at last reaching combat Turks Stop Sailing Xew July The reported in a cast from Ankara tonight that Turkish ships had been ordered to remain in Turkish The NBC broadcast said the order was prompted by the bombing of a Turkish ship in on Page 2) Argentina in Row With Nazis as Plot Detected by Bolivian Officers July The strongest protest has been launched against the Argentine action in seizing a German diplo- matic pouch on the way to Aires from of- German news re- ported early The agency said three diplo- matic pouches which the German legation at Lima forwarded the German embassy at Buenos Aires had been taken off an airplane at Buenos July congressional com- mitte investigating activities announced tonight it turn over to the German embassy a portable radio trans- mitter seized in an airplane eling from Peru to The committee acceded to re iterated demands of the Germa government for return of th NAZI CONSUL TAKEN La July German consul at was arrested to day and other Germans were rp ported detained because of SUE of subversive activities i that central Bolivian center o German There was no immediate state ment on whether the arrest wa connected with the expulsion from Bolivia of Ernst Gei man bow was declared to have bee the center of a subversive move ment with which Wendler wa United States Is Acting Swiftly to Meet Any Possible Far East Peril But It Is Decided Not to Detain Ships Of Japan for Senate Soon Confirms MacArthur as Commander July 28. Swift senate action today clothed Douglas former S. chief of with the rank of lieutenant general commanding the army of the Far as the War department moved to strengthen the armed forces in that troubled Only a few hours alter the president had submitted the senate confirmed it without a single How far the swift vote could be taken as an endorsement of the administration attitude toward Japan was not known in view of the lack of The elevation The PriM has been field marshal of the Philippine commonwealth was one of three moves with which the administration reacted to pan's push into French The others were an order freezing Japanese assets in the United States and a proclamation putting pine aimed forces on virtually a wartime Freezing Order Clarifying the freezing the eminent made plain tonight hat for the present at it would not be applied in such a way as to detain Japanese ships In United States Admiral saburo the Japanese called at the State de- seeking light on the order as it applied to Sumner acting secretary of assured him that prompt clearance would be under present con- This apparently meant the assurance was not ng for an indefinite A number of Japanese vessels had been hovering off the west fearful to come Into port lest they be Among them was the big Japanese liner Tatuta Maru with American sengers Besides MacArthur's the war department moved to strengthen Philippine defenses bj ordering 16 ranging from second lieutenants to to proceed Whether would be accompanied troops was not Defense BUI By Meantime the house passed an defense tion carrying funds for ex- panding the navy and chant marine and for a new war department building described as twice as big as the Empire State The measure now goes to the Before which came on a voice the house 65 to 15, an amendment by Hull to strike out the vision for the war de- The building on Page 1) Moscow Claims German Attack Broken While Russians Have Assumed With Success July 29. Russians declared day Moscow's defenses took the edge off a new nazi night raid on the Soviet and said that on the land front German drives toward Moscow and Kiev were against the ness and stubbornness of our Red army were reported taking a heavy toll of the Germans In sector after tor along the Night fighter patrols and anti- aircraft barrages were declared officially to have knocked down nine of approximately 150 man planes which struck at cow in its sixth raid of the Only a few of the raiders were said to have broken through over the starting some fires and causing The heaviest fighting was In Nazis Claim to Be Near Victory in Smolensk But Russians Hold the third reported said to July forces were reported tonight on the threshold of victory in the fierce of and a direct assault on Moscow was fore- as the next offensive stroke for Adolf Hitler's Another Red army within 24 have been wiped out aud war dispatches said Lhe newest one destroyed had been shifted all the way from the Far Bast to wavering de- fenders of the Soviet The latest German reports pictured the Russians as ly split up and trapped in a man pocket at A brief but confident que from Hitler's headquarters battle of Smolensk is drawing to a successful All Bolshevist attempts to prevent the annihilation of en- circled units were nipped m the Tanks Active official German ne said that the coup de grace to the new division reported destroyed was delivered by man tank forces and that ers disclosed the division had been shifted some miles from one side of Russia to the was the first Indication that the Russians may have drawn Fears U. S. fo Have Dictator Later July Rep. Joseph W. man of the Republican National warned Wisconsin re- publicans today that America was threatened with a dictatorship as an aftermath of the second World In an address prepared for de- livery before party's state Martin said he was taking the opportunity to call attention to greatest menacing this on their Hast army to strengthen the front against the It has been regarded as fundamental Russian strategy to treat the Far Eastern army as a ficient and almost autonomous force guarding the Soviet's Some advance units were un- officially said to be within 45 miles of Russia's ond largest city but the war tin said only that was be- ing made in that It de- scribed the Hungarian allies as pursuit of the enemy in spite of bad in the Ukrainian Admits Coing Hard The German press marked the start of the sixth week of the with a new reminder that such vast operations be ished between dawn and German front reports disclosed that in some places at least the Stalin line wag still The high command many days ago had reported th's defense system at all important the Smolensk the Germans are attempting to break through to and in. the Zhitomir the battle ground for the Ukranian capital of The Soviet information bureau Indicated in its morning com- that Russian forcet passed to energetic counter- drives after the German drives bogged Aside from the Smolensk and Zhitomir th e com- there were no im- portant combats on the It declared that planes were brought down day while only 36 Russian were At the asserted Red planes had sunk a German torpedo boat and two patrol boats in the The communique acknowledged the loss of a sian torpedo Reports last night bad that Red troops had seized the initiative on the to Kiev and The swing to offensive tactics by the ground forces was said the Red general by a widening bombing campaign of the Soviet air fleet not only over the front against nazi troops and dromes but extending from Rumania to the waters of the principal manian oil was raided over- it was while other Red bombers ranging fai to the north hit a Finnish coastal defense cruiser with heavy bombe and left her Proposal to Divide U. S. High Court July 28. Senator Bone asked congress today to divide the ninth United States circuit court of peals and create a new eleventh judicial circuit out of Montana and The present ninth functions from San seven judges and Bone said hit would permit three of them tc be detached to staff the new eleventh which would lit in Portland and Finland Severs Diplomatic Ties With Assets May Be Frozen July 28. land severed diplomatic relations with Britain an tive source said This information said the break was made when the Finnish for- eign minister called on the Brit- ish minister in Helsinki during the A foreign office statement said that the Finnish foreign minister handed an aide memoire to Gordon Britain's ister at informing him that as Finland Is a with Germany normal diplomatic relations between Great Britain and Finland can be reply to question whether this statement meant Finland was requesting the ance of diplomatic Finnish foreign minister replied this was Informed sources said the Brit- break probably be folio by British ol Finnish Only was preparing ot men in the fight against quantities dispatched subscribed
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