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Moberly Monitor-Index (Newspaper) - February 19, 1940, Moberly, Missouri C H Jl f f MOBERLY and MOBERLY EVENING DEMOCRAT 8 Pages VOLUME 21 ASSOCIATED FULL LEASED SERVICE MISSOURI MONDAY 19 1940 MONITOR INDEX EST 1016 MOBERLY DEMOCRAT JEST TO FINLAND Jesse Jones Would Extend Credit If Little Nation Still Had a Chance HIS VIEWS TO HOUSE COMMITTEE Advance ready Virtually Approved in Passed in Senate WASHINGTON Feb 19 Jesse Jones Federal Loan ad- ministrator expressed willingness today to grant additional credit to Finland as long as she was still fighting with a chance to He took this attitude before the a pending Senate uto has borrowed Tones told the committee that of loans in the past without military action to col- lect Russia declared wa -or the President proclaimed a state of an a problem arise as to what disposition should be made of the commitment would obviously be to pay for merchandise that had been tte loan administrator fied Whether we would ship it is another matter what security the rt Bank would have fo to F inland Jones said this country but that it had been made on the assumption that Finland would endure I have thought that the nish people would carry on in some form and their Jones declared Roosevelt May Return On P ic SAN JUAN Puerto Rico Feb 19 Roosevelt ini Somewhere in the Pacific day indicated in a message to Gov William D Leahy of Puerto Rico that he would not return to an Atlantic port on his way homeward Mr Roosevelt inspected Pan- ama canal defense zones day and then proceeded through to the Pacific Governor Leahy had invited Mr Roosevelt to stop at Puerto Rico on the return voyage The mes- sage from the President's ship the cruiser Tuscaloosa said the President he could not accept Gov Leahy's that he would not be back through Puerto Rican waters Nazis Are Storing Oil In Rumania BUCHAREST Feb 19 Germany was reported today to be storing tens of thousands tons of Soviet oil in vors for transshipment up the Danube when the spring thaw comes Three more Soviet tankers docked last night at Constanta The Bucharest government to have turned over to German use huge storage tanks there in hope of mollifying Berlin over the lag in Rumanian oil production available for Germany under an agreement of Dec 21 Licenses Are Issued Here Approximately licenses for passenger cars and truck licenses have been issued at the local automobile license office cording to Mrs L M McCabe local license agent The number is well ahead of the number sued at this time last year Mrs McCabe said The deadline on state tags ex- Thursday at midnight One truck driver already has been fined on a charge of operating his car on the 1039 license in this county The War In Brief By The Associated Press army nears Viipuri fort ed as Russia announced new gains against embattled Finns de- stroyer sinks with 157 men two German captured British owned American securities taken over by government Status of ship Altmark troubles way under pressure from two belligerents BERLIN Germany op- poses British efforts to have interned PARIS Twenty killed when French patrol falls in- to German v ambush SALESMAN SLAIN BY WOMAN BANDIT Texan First Forced to Dis- robe Killed in Rice Field as He Begs for Life HE HAD PICKED UP PAIR OF ROBBERS OVER POLES FACTORIES Farms and Forests Also Confiscated to Guarantee National Sustenance OF FARM WORKERS CONTINUES LAKE CHARLES Feb 19 Henry Reid said day he had placed a charge of murder against Claude Henry f Beaumont Tex brunette for the slaying of a salesman who knelt naked in a rice field near here and begged for his life The woman the sheriff said led officers Saturday to a rice straw stack where they found the body of J C loway 41 of Houston Tex Sheriff Ried gave a jury yesterday what he said was Mrs Henry's account of the u Mrs Henry and a man she re- fused to identify were picked up by Galloway last Wednesday be- tween Tex and Vinton La Both were heavily armed from a Beaumont Tex robbery netting JS guns Woman Shot Him They forced the salesman into the rumble seat of his car shut the door and took him to a de- rice I made him take off all lus clothes and then I sheriff quoted Mrs Henry ing Meantime Galloway was pleading for his life The sheriff said the woman re- lated that she and her ion planned later rob a bank at Stuttgart Ark but he turned yellow and we had trouble I hit him with my pistol butt and left him unconscious in the car between Camden and El ado she was quoted Captain Dohn W Jones of the Louisiana State Police said the woman had been identified as the wife of Claude H Cowboy Henry serving a sentence in Texas for the slaying of Ar- thur Sinclair special policeman of San Antonio FBI Makes Search The woman a bride of two months called her accomplice a little yellow The Federal Bureau of gation began a search for the missing male companion of the woman Paul Kitchin in charge of the FBI in Orleans said today his agents were interested only in finding Galloway's stolen car but that the search for the chine would include a hunt for the woman's companion Labor Mediation Agency Proposed By Sen Wagner WASHINGTON Feb 19 new agency to mediate between employer and employe in labor disputes was proposed today by Senator Wagner and drew at least a measure of bi- partisan support Wagner author of the National Labor Relations Act said his new suggestion would not merge or conflict in any way with that law Landon Approves Frank's Report TOPEKA Feb 19 M- Landon titular head of the Re- publican Party voiced approval today of the special program com- report for guiding the G O P in the coming It is a good report sound and the 1936 nominee said Landon did not approve tion of the committee two years ago Scores of Thousands Are Involved in Populations BERLIN Feb 19 Marshal Hermann Wilhelm ing Germany's economic dictator today in effect decreed tion of all factories farms and forest lands in former Polish now incorporated in the Reich The order exempted only perty owned by German nationals before Sept 1 when the German invasion of Poland started Such lands and forests ing those confiscated by the Reich's commissar for ing German are to be managed by the state to guarantee national Goering ordered Public operation applies to all belongings rights claims inter- est and shares involved in such factories or lands The decree does not apply ever to the governor section of Poland which has not been incorporated in the Reich though under German rule since partition of the republic by sia and Germany Scores of thousands of hands being brought parts of Germany from Poland to till man soil it was announced day Five thousand agricultural borers are being brought from Warsaw each day Before many weeks elapse Krakow area alone ig expected to supply Polish farmhands The announcement said that ten trains each carrying about 500 have each since last Thursday and that they will con- on this scale through March 2 It was announced also that be- tween and White Russians and Ukrainians will be transferred before the end of February to the sections of Poland from the ish territory occupied by many and known as the area On the other hand Poles now living in Polish territory by the Russians will be moved to the area that part not annexed by Germany DAYS OF DAMP WEATHER AHEAD Snow or Rain Over Most of State Little Change of Temperature Indicated f ST LOUIS Feb 19 and rain continued falling over most of Missouri today and in- pointed to several more days of gloomy damp weather with little change in temperature A mixture of snow and rain over the week-end made it unpleasant for pedestrians as well as motorists Several inches of covered the ground in the state highway trol reported many highways were dangerously slick heaviest snowfall was re- ported around Joplin where it ranged downward from six inches Springfield had five es Rolla four and Willow Springs three Columbia Jefferson City and other Central localities had between and inches of snow and it was still falling today Kansas City had inches overnight and it was still falling there Close to two inches of snow also covered the ground at and St Joseph with a light fall reported at Hannibal Maryville and Kirksville Poplar Bluff reported a steady rainfall since Saturday noon and it started snowing at Cape ardeau this morning on top of a 1.75 inch rainfall Snow turning to sleet beat fat in the face all day day K was raining lightly here this New Home Agent MASS Marjorie Sickle Bad Axe Mich who today assumed her duties as this county's first home demonstration Her will deal mostly with activities of women's clubs of the NEW HOME AGENT BEGINS HER WORK Miss Marjorie Sickle Plans Visits to All Rural Extension Clubs Miss Mar jorie Sickle of Bad Axe assumed duties today as Randolph County's first ty home demonstration agent Her office will be with that of ty Agent Glenn C and the County Agricultural Con- servation Association committee at West Reed street Miss Sickle was in the office this morning but this afternoon went Aubrey Brown to Columbia to participate in a Home and Community Training School through day she will attend a recreational conference at Paris along with several women ex- tension club leaders of the county PHELAN NAMED Acting Head of District Office Confirmed by State Chief SWAN MCDONALD ALSO CONFIRMED Clark Blocks Thai Would Ban Lottery Liquor Ads On Radio WASHINGTON Feb 19 By demanding seven suming quorum calls -In ion Senator Clark Senate action day on a to prohibit lottery and liquor advertising on The unusual procedure delayed the Senate's business to such an extent that DenW Colorado author measure announced he would not press for its immediate said his had been pending for a year and denounced the present obstructionist tics as not in keeping with the dignity of the Senate Clark re- plied that he had a right to demand the quorum roll calls and that he expected to op- pose the by every means H P Pete Phelan was con- firmed Saturday as the director of the Moberly District WPA of- fice by Col B Marvin Casteel state administrator The order so confirmed Swan T McDonald as director of operations for the district Mr Phelan has been with the local district WPA office since it was first opened here and since Judge Henry Riedel's resignation fall he has acting dis- director When the office was opened here Mr Phelan became ant director under Jim When the Hannibal St Joseph and Moberly districts were con- and Moberly made dis- headquarters Mr Phelan be- came district director of tions with Mr Riedel becoming director Holman his With Mr tion Phelan became acting di- rectory Holman having resigned sometime before Mr McDonald has been em- ployed at the office here since about one month after it was established He first was planning engineer and then was named director of operations He held that post until Mr Phelan became acting district director when he became acting director of operations Paraguay Calm As President Makes Himself Dictator HULL PAID TRIBUTE BY Secretary Highly Praised as Chief Asks Trade Pact Renewal WEEK OF DEBATE ON BEGINS Was a Declares the North Feb 19 Rep Doughton opening debate today on the reciprocal trade coupled an served endorsement of the system with a tribute to the ship of Secretary Hull Doughton chairman of tlie Ways and Means Committee and floor manager of the legislation said that the system of lican tariff writing in contrast wa's a which produced horse-trading and back-scratching Asserting that the present Democratic administration had met the problem squarely with the reciprocal trade program Doughton urged the House to prove a resolution which would continue that system for another three years Predict House Approval The program will expire June 12 unless renewed House Democratic leaders said there was doubt that the House approve the renewal when the roll is ed toward the end of this week I cannot conclude my remarks in support of this v and extremely beneficial Doughton said rn earing end of his without rendering a tribute to the one above all other whose statesmanship broad experience wisdom foresight tact and perseverance have made the administration of the cal trade so successful In my opinion the Honorable Corde'Il HulL is one of the secretaries of state this tion has overproduced GOP Committee Suggests Eleven Guiding for Platform Would Modify New Deal Measures WASHINGTON Feb 19 Recommendations for aiding erican industry and achieving a balanced budget in 1942 were contained today in 11 guiding principles offered the can Party for possible inclusion in its national platform Reporting on a two-year vey a committee of more than 200 Republicans tured the new deal as standing economic America and falling into fatalism of outlook It outlined the Republican tion as favoring an expanded free enterprise in the belief that our private economy has not come to a dead end The document will be available to the platform com- at the June 24 convention There is no indication whether the actually will be in- in the platform since they are merely advisory and since creation of the program by Dr Glenn attended by ment among party General Principles The report labeled a program for a dynamic outlined these general 1 The United States should keep out of war through a tight rein on our emotions and Continued on 4 ALTMARK REMAINS IN NAZI HANDS crats in Opposition House members lined up for one of the biggest battles of the of the administration's reciprocal trade program Both sides claimed victory They agreed however that ever the outcome the trade pacts will be an issue in the election for President velt and Secretary Hull have made the a keystone of their foreign policy Leaders decided to let debate continue throughout the week on a resolution extending the gram three years after its June 12 expiration date Coffee asserted that 40 Democrats would vote with the Republican's on an amendment to require Senate of each trade pact Says Riders Will Fail Rep Boland of Pennsylvania the Democratic whip expressed the view that Coffee's amendment and all others would fail Some of those leading the Re- publican fight said there was no chance of killing the entire ure in the Their hope they said centered on the Senate amendment Coffee asserted that if this amendment were he would vote for approval of the extension measure Many cates of the trade program ever contend it would be nullified by a provision for ate approval of each treaty While the House turned to the trade problem the Senate was occupied with minor legislation Committees M both chambers went ahead with their study of appropriation bills in an effort to cut federal spending Watch Weather Man House economy advocates are keeping one eye on the weather Continued on 4 ASUNCION Paraguay Feb 19 decree by President Gen Jose Felix Estigarribia making himself dictator of Para- guay because our nation has reached the edge of horrible an- was received with calm throughput the nation today Paraguay has beefe struggling to reconstruct herself the long Chaco war Bolivia and the effects of the depression American experts have been brought to this country to help settle economic problems Trade Situation Very Serious Japanese Say V TOKYO Feb 19 ing the States trade situation as very serious a foreign office spokesman said today Japan had made her tinai offer to remedy the status Suma foreign office told Japan hoped for a newt treaty to replace the one the United States abrogated Jan 26 but the tion now depends upon the future attitude of the United States DRAMA OF LIFE AND DEATH IN TWO ACTS PARK N J Feb 19 June 4 1921 f Patrolman John Smith of Ridgefield Park emergency call and helped the stork deliver a son Vincent to Mrs Harry Kelty en route to a hospital Smith answered an ency call today He found a been killed by an automobile while changing a tire The victim was Vincent Kelty 18 son of Mr and Mrs Harry Tuesday Light snow in east and south tonight Not much change in For Central tonight and Tuesday some lignt snow this afternoon and Not much change in temperature lowest about 30 Weather Record Maximum temperature day 41 minimum 30 Maximum temperature day 44 minimum 30 Low last night 30 Temperature at this 34 German Ship Aground Near Sliore as Legal Norway Feb 19 German prison ship Altmark lay aground here so close to shore today that seers could see blood staining the ice of fjord memento of the brief battle when the British de- stroyer Cossack maneuvered the Altmark into shallow water and sent a raiding party rescue the prisoners The Nazi swastika flew at mast for the seven or more bers of the German crew who died in the fight Five were killed and two died later of in juries were to be buried today in churchyard here with services conducted by a German pastor from Oslo How many died was not known definitely however as parties still dragged the fjord for believed to have drowned While ithe British German Norwegian legal battle raged over the fate she remained in possession of her German crew Some members who fled ashore over the wedging in their ship and a farmhouse their all-night wandering have been sent back r The Altmark apparently is be- ing watched closely by four Brit- ish warships which cruised throughout yesterday just beyond territorial waters while three small Norwegian vessels guarded the neck of the fjord 20 Frenchmen Slain On Western Front PARIS Feb 19 French patrol fell into a German ambush before dawn today in a central sector of the western front and men were killed The casualties were the iest suffered by the French so far in any single skirmish of patrol warfare Usually only two or three soldiers have been killed in brief exchanges of fire The clash marked a quickening of western front activity as strong German raids were re- pulsed Saturday and Sunday Motor Crash Breaks Up Church Service JAPAN WILL NEED AMERICAN COTTON Stocks Can't Be Obtained Elsewhere Immediately Say Federal Officials WASHINGTON Feb 19 The Agriculture Department de- clared today that despite efforts to develop sources of supply where Japan will continue to need much more raw cotton than can terminus of the line from The Finns said piece by WIPED OUT BY FINNS Russians Slain or Taken Prisoner on Lake Ladoga Front A GREAT HELSINKI REPORTS No Mention of Soviet Claims of Penetrating Mannerheim Line By THOMAS F HAWKINS HELSINKI Feb 19 Red army's 13th division swollen to men by was reported by the Finnish hign command today to have been rounded and near miles from the Russian frontier northeast of Lake The Finns said about all of 000 were killed or taken prisoner No mention was made by the Finnish communique of Russia's announcement of further tion of the Mannerheim defense line the Karelian isthmus and isolation of an important pi- votal Fort western SEDALIA MO Feb W An crash broke up services at the Calvary copal Church Gasoline from the damaged gasoline transport truck flowed into the became ignited and set fire parked cars ot They and friend rushed from their pews to the blaze No one was in- jured IN GAS BLAST Leak Causes Explosion Firing a Residence in Maryland SAVAGE Md Feb 19 One woman was kilted and nine persons were injured today when a gas leak and explosion wrecked a home which was then destroyed by fire Mrs Thomas Ridgeway 68 died and her daughter Catherine was overcome by a gas leak by another daughter Mrs Helen Linder who collapsed as she telephoned Dr Richard Shipley With the aid of an inhalator and crew rushed from Baltimore neighbors and members of the family Dr Shipley revived the two daughters The explosion followed ripping out a side wall of the two and one-half story dwelling Three were blown out of the and the two en among others again were rendered unconscious With two members of the inhalator crew Mrs Linder and Miss Ridgeway were- taken to Baltimore als Five others were cut and bruised was believed seriously injured be immediately obtained from far eastern sources This will require Japan to con- purchasing American ton the department said Although cotton exports from the United States so far this son are below the level of last season at this time the com- position of American ton in Japan is reported as it added There is still a possibility that for the season as a whole ese imports of American cotton may show some increase over last year's low figure Japan's efforts to develop sources of supply closer at home are reflected in a sharp drop of imports of American cotton in recent years In the season those im- ports totaled bales com- pared with a seasonal average of bales i The said there ivas a possibility that the European war might increase markets for Japanese textiles f age of land's defense the TWO Russian WILL KEEP A CLOSE WATCH ON POLITICS races was promised today by Gillette Iowa I don't care who it Sen Gillette Promises a Vigorous Policing of the National Campaign WASHINGTON Feb 19 While the presidential quickened following the selection of national convention dates a vigorous policing of 1940 elections by a special Senate committee Senator hits or whereTt hits it's to the interest of all American citizens to keep elections Gillette sure it's the intention of this com- to do a thorough group he said will keep a close watch oh all primaries tions of convention delegates and the national nominating tions as well as the final tions in- November m A new factor this ed out is the Hatch act ing political activity by the sands of government employes and use of relief and er federal funds for political poses None of the three Democrats named to the committee lette Miller and Hill publicly a term for President Roosevelt The Republican members are Senators Tobey New Reed Kansas Appointment of Taylor Ridiculed In Italian Paper reduced the Red army di- same one which reports Feb 6 said had been wiped out A Finnish army headquarters representative at that time denied that the v Russian division had been destroyed and said the re- port arose because the 18th waa cut off from its supplies and the Russian advance stalled northeast of Ladoga 55 Miles from The battle zone is Lake Ladoga and about 55 miles from the Mannerheim line ing- south of the lake Danish and British reports Feb 6 had said that the division had been wiped out It was said then to be one of five Red divisions fighting to thrust around the lake and outflank the and been wiped out during the Finnish war t the Finns declare Both of them were reported fronts farther north Today's communique reporting that 20 Russian planes had been shot down said Soviet attacks along the bitterly contested mus front had been thrown back from the Finns new positions This apparently referred to fresh positions taken up after Russian penetrations into the band of fortifications which form the Mannerheim line Red Lose 1000 Men Russia's losses there were to about the strength of a men Finns declared adding that six tanks had been captured in the bitter fighting A victory for Finnish forces northeast of Lake Ladoga was reported where the que reported cap of a ly defended Russian position and large quantities of war materials Twenty tanks 36 guns of types 17 tractors 32 field kitchens 25 automobiles and 200 other vehicles were listed as booty of the battle i 3 After tenacious our troops have thus piece by completely annihilated the mv's 18th division which they had surrounded after it had advanced to the Continued on Page 7 via ROME Feb 19 dent Roosevelt's appointment of Myron C Taylor as his personal Vatican city representative was ridiculed by a newspaper nist in II Popolo Di Roma today as typical of Americans sending abroad the first newly rich hero seller who comes along provided he has contributed conspicuously to the President's election The naming of the former chairman of the board of United States Steel to collaborate with the Vatican in peace efforts the columnist said was in ance with the appointment of such big business men as dors Joseph B Kennedy at don and William C Bullitt at Paris Kennedy was contemptuously referred to as a pea seller The writer also described a Paris embassy party for United State Marines to which the ing belles of the French capital were supposedly invited It is to be the col- umnist said that Signor Taylor will not take it into his head to a similar reception in Student Is Slain In Fleeing From Police at K C KANSAS CITY Feb 19 Police detectives today shot and killed William McGill 18 year old high school student as he fled from an automobile which had been reported stolen The officers Joseph Walterbach and B L Willoughby said they saw the sedan at Forty-Seventh and Troost Avenues and pursued it to Fifty-First and Cherry Streets where it crashed into a- the youth attempted to flee fired ing him He was returned to ths scene of the wreck and again at- tempted to flee the officers and was wounded fatally Donahey Refuses Favorite Son Role In Ohio 1 r 1 WASHINGTON Feb 19 Declaring acceptance would be Senator Donahey re- fused today to be Ohio's favorite son candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination The senator had been endorsed for the nomination by the state central and executive committees which however went on record as favoring r of President Roosevelt if velt desires it Spokesmen for Vice-President Garner have indicated that enter his name in the of cardinals
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