Reno Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1941, Reno, Nevada WEATHER and Partly cloudy with little change in temperature tonight and Temperature at 2 P. M. was 44 on Nevada's Greatest Newspaper SIXTY-FIFTH 21 JANUARY 1941 TWENTY PAGES METALS Bar S. lent Bar S. New York 34140 Export 10.50-12.00 Y. E. St. St. spot 16.50 York 168.00 25.00-26.00 24.00 BRITISH CONTINUE LIBYAN DRIVE Secret Hearing on British Aid Protested ARE CALLED TO Gag Rule Charge Made By Republican Spokesman at Committee Hearing Former Undersecretary of State Says Lease-Lend Leads to Dictatorship Jan. 24. Amid Republican cries of the Democratic majority of the house foreign affairs tee today ordered the top-ranking officers of the navy and air corps to testify in secret instead of public sessions on the SECRECY VS. PUBLICITY First there was an argument over the parliamentary then the Democratic and the Re- publican committee members met separately to discuss secrecy vs. and finally Chairman Bloom N. and tive Fish N. the minority clashed angrily over the procedure ordered as the com- ended the hectic session for Fish started the row by telling newsmen in Bloom's presence that a unprecedented gag had prevented him from ing a motion for the appearance of the military and naval deny shouted was no gag The afternoon session began without incident and Bloom called William R. undersecretary of state in the Hoover Reading a prepared Castle said that passage of the would give the world two for the and one for the POWER TO PRESIDENT The measure would grant the chief executive such Castle testified that practice he could dominate while the war as well as the United alone could say what plies were to be sent and when and the witness his control of the plies flowing out from what he pleases to call this of de- he would become preme in all military Brit- ish as well as congress would be im- and in rather would bring the British government to the feet of the American Castle termed the administration one signs away our created a does not enable us to help Britain more than we are doing now ex- cept insofar as it permits the ident to ignore such laws as he pleases and thus to make ROOSEVELT REMARKS Fish said it was to him that both Col. 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Dorothy's Sarong Is Not Says Balinese NEW Jan. 24 Actress Dorothy nationally noted isn't a sarong at all and lacks one yard and a slendang of being a proper garment for public so says a added Devi one of a troupe of Balinese dancers appearing it would be even worse does she mean if Miss wore a real She said a true sarong Is shaped like a barrel and the wearer steps into It and gathers it in folds around the And it's strictly for private home If Miss Lamour wants to be well dressed by Balinese Devi Dja she must have a and wear It with a A is the lower part of a street or party con- sisting of three yards of cloth yard more than synthetic a slendang Is an upper around garment completing the Does that sound better than the IN MILWAUKEE Jan. 24 Monsignor Francis J. ment of labor special arrived from Washington today to aid in efforts to settle the CIO strike at the Chalmers Manufacturing which has tied up worth of national defense Father Haas will collaborate with Major James P. the department's resident Work in the shops re- mained at a None but office and maintenance employes reported for They entered the gates under the eyes of small groups of watchers posted by ers of the United Automobile Workers which ordered the IE JUSTICE JS CHOSEN BUT IS SILENT Jan. 24. President Roosevelt said today he had chosen a successor for Justice James C. McReynolds who will re- tire from the supreme court on February but that the name would not be announced for many The president told a press con- ference that he was divulging this much only to save a lot of speculation and a flood of recommendations and ments for the He but would not com- ment when asked whether the appointment would be delayed until after the lend-lease to aid Britain was Attorney Gen. Robert H. son and Sen. James F. South Carolina have been mentioned for the COLD WAVE Jan. 24 cold wave moving southward out of Canada brought sinking atures to western North Dakota and Montana forcing the mercury down to fifteen degrees below zero at Cut Mont. The high pressure area spread southeastward from In that Canadian Edmonton reported a minimum of thirty-five degrees below zero last night and Calgary twenty-three Light to moderate snow the cold wave over much of Antonescu to Reorganize Iron Guard While Troops Seek Former Leader Severe Rules are Placed on Bucharest While Military Patrols Streets Jan. 24 by military German and Rumanian motorized troops patrolled Bucharest streets today while Chief of State Gen. Ion Antonescu wrestled with the problem of restoring order to his country after bitter internal PROMISE PUNISHMENT Early this morning Antonescu announced that the iron guard would be reorganized under his own Rumania's council of ministers in a special communique an- foday severe punishment would be meted out to Hona vice-premier and iron and other alleged ers of the bloody rebellion against the Antonescu This was the first official gation that Sima was the The Bucharest radio reported the army now is searching for him and others among the rebellious The Antonescu once again in control of this manian capital in collaboration with German armed ed swift trials for the rebels and called on citizens to report nests of Military courts were under ders to try those rounded up within twenty-four hours of ar- with punishment to be within ten hours of NAZI CHIEF ARRIVES All permits for firearms were even those for hunting All guns must be turned in by nightfall The council of com- following are considered as accomplices and therefore will suffer full penalties of the who know of and do not announce to the authorities the places where the originators and executors of the rebellion are beginning with and ending with the last cutthroat advantage of the Baron Manfred Von newly appointed Nazi minister to arrived He was met at the station by Minister of Justice Michael for- to page Col. Jan. 24 Italian high command announced today that British warplanes had id the picturesque site of one island of of Italy's mightiest naval and air bases in the eastern Rush of False Alarms Sends Engines Racing Over Chicago Jan. 24. one who apparently is entranced by the scream of sirens and the roar of red engines led the fire and lice departments through a frolic today by turning in nineteen false alarms within three lours and thirty-five More than fifty district automobile squads and three detective bureau chased about the South The first two alarms brought out full complements of as the box flashes were received only one en- trailed by a police re- Once police thought they had nabbed the While the suspect was protesting his the best of corroborative evidence turned false Transport Plane Crashed Mile From Safety This TWA crashed a mile from the safety of St. Louis municipal airport In the darkness before Capt. P. T. W. and J. F. TWA employe of Kansas Ten co-pilot and stewardess were man on the pole is broken telephone CARGO IS Jan. 24. The house passed and sent to the senate today an emergency of for constructing two hundred new go vessels after refusing to prohibit shop agreements by con- tractors participating in the gram. The legislation would make the funds available to the maritime commission for immediate con- struction of the described by President Roosevelt as urgently needed to meet the threat of a world shortage of such vessels re- from the European Shortly before the house adopted an amendment to prohibit payment of any of the funds to persons advocating over- throw of the government by That provision was a substitute for the proposal of Rep. Smith which would have prohibited payment of any of the funds to firms requiring their employes to join President Roosevelt has urged approval of the program with least possible Including the cost of hew to permit construction of the ships without interference naval and other merchant the program will cost a total of Jan. 24 Kansas legislature expressed over- whelming opposition to President Roosevelt's lease-lend plan today with adoption by the senate of a resolution memorializing congress not to pass the its present The senate vote was thirty to The house adopted the lution Copies will be sent to both branches of ators and congressmen from and governors of adjoining HALIFAX ARRIVES IS GREETED BY Md Jan. 24 President Roosevelt arrived here at p. m. today to greet Lord the new British en route to Annapolis on the battleship King George V. NO CEREMONY The president arrived in a White House sitting in the front seat beside the A state police motorcycle escort Capt. F. A. L. acting superintendent of the naval met the president at the emy A marine guard of honor and the naval academy assembled to greet British officials expected from moved away from the gate prior to the arrival of the who had requested that there be no Officials announced there would be no weekend cruise and that the president and Lord Halifax would motor to Washington Whether the ambassador would go to the White House was not made BRITISH OFFICIALS The presidential yacht was companied by a supply ship loaded with secret service by the to page Col. Jan. 24 President Roosevelt described the labor situation in defense industries today as very He told a press conference that strikes had been relatively few and the situation on the whole was He made this observation when asked for as to the eral policy of the government re- garding strikes in defense tries and to comment on the strike of CIO auto workers at the Chalmers Manufacturing Company plant at He said there was nothing he could say about a general policy because each case stood by Preparing To Resist Invasion Jan. 24. armed services have been ordered to in preparation to meet an anticipated all-out sion attempt against these islands in the it was learned SPEED PREPARATIONS The army guarding these shores most powerful force ever by Britain already is carrying out to meet the expected Informed sources here said the British defense in intensive training for more than a year against the day the Nazi legions might try to set foot on the British have been ordered to speed up every phase of their When and if the invaders military quarters said it probably the greatest sault ever hurled by a military they Adolf ler would find this island seat of empire GAS CONSCIOUS Considerable stress has been placed on the part of the Royal Air Force is expected to The ranks of the RAF has been ly increased by recruits drawn from the home front and by trained pilots turned out under the broad commonwealth air training As one of the invasion tions a campaign has been launched to make men and This action was taken when was found that only a filth of the ian population was carrying gas One suggested remedy of this situation was that gas masks be shown to obtain a ticket into an The ministry of home security is considering the inauguration of regular gas alarm practices for Gas chambers are being established so that the people may become accustomed to wearing masks BOATS READY Manufacturers of equipment used to combat gas were reported to have been asked to operate their plants twenty-four hours a seven days a week so that the country could be fully In addition to a possible attempt to send hundreds of thousands of troops across the North Sea and English channel in boats and some quarters believe the Nazi high command might try to drop shock troops from the possibly from trains of gliders towed by giant transport Jan. 24 President Roosevelt asked con- gress today for an immediate propriation of for the purchase of clothing and page which will be required for an army of approximately SPAIN TO GET Jan. 24 Britain signed an agreement day permitting Spain receive fifty thousand tons of Argentine wheat through the It is specified that the wheat needed to relieve a food be ried in Spanish Missing Cannonball Is Found 52 Years After Military Case Jan. 24 five-pound cannon ball that fifty-two years when it was wanted as evidence against an army private suspected of trying to slay his has turned up at Fort Warren in Boston Two soldiers found the ball day at the bottom of an old cistern they were cleaning late for it to have any bearing on- the Both the private and the cap- tain since have Army men re- late that in 1889 the private dropped the ball from a wall of the fort as the captain passed narrowly missing private ran to his quarters in the ensuing excitement and two chums hid the The captain ordered that the suspect be but nothing came of it because the ball could not be produced .as EMPIRE IN AFRICA IS AT Ethiopian Patriots Seize Outposts in Series of Run Thrusts English Army Sweeping to Westward and Shelling Libyan Towns Jan. 24 The British Imperial having mopped up captured Tobruk and seized upward of twenty thousand is continuing its sweep westward across northern the middle east command an- ETHIOPIANS ATTACK Farther down in the high command said that on the front the Italians had abandoned two more outposts and continuing their In Ethiopia native patriots were declared to have inflicted ties on Italians in hit-and-run thrusts south and east of Lake The outposts were said to be Keru and Previous British forces had re- ported that the Italians had drawn forty miles inside troops are continuing their advance today's war bulletin said briefly on Libyan In Kenya which faces both Ethiopia and Italian the high command said that vigorous patrolling activity was under way to and over the tier on a large portion of the and that enemy were Carrying the air offensive deep into British bombers blasted 120 miles south of Addis yesterday and destroyed four cist planes on the the RAF CITIES BLASTED 250 miles south of the Ethiopian a frequent RAF again was In Derna and Marau were subjected to heavy blasting which returning pilots said set tremendous straddling a barracks on the southern edge of Appolonia airdrome were said to have set off explosions and fires visible thirty-five miles Military circles here believed the British high command would make every effort to follow up the Tobruk victory with an offensive on the entire African extending from Libya to News that former Emperor Haile Selassie had Ethiopia to rally his old subjects was accepted here as evidence that the British drive in that area was swinging into high Reports from Eritrea declared the Italians already had been forced to abandon five thousand miles of that colony to British troops advancing eastward from the Anglo-Egyptian Nowhere are the Italians being given any British sources hinting at a concerted drive to make good Prime Minister Churchill's promise to the Italian empire in Africa to There was considerable lation here as to where the next blow in Libya would ARMY AT NILE British advance forces already were reported operating west and south of situated on the Libyan coast ninety-five miles from Observers believed General Sir Archibald P. Wavell might be attempting to drive straight across the Derna for a direct thrust at another 150 miles The main body of the army of the was busy consolidating its tion at Edward Associated staff correspondent who en- tered Tobruk with the British to page Col.