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Daily Capital News (Newspaper) - June 20, 1941, Jefferson City, Missouri DAILY Jefferson Citys Lending Leased Wire of the Associated Press and the United Press PUBLISHED EVIRY WEEKDAY MORNING EXCEPT MONDAY VOL XXX NO 84 JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI FRIDAY JUNE 20 1941 PRICE FIVE CENTS 9 British Troops Enter Suburbs 9 Of Damascus House Quits for Week in London Says Full Oc cupation Expected Within Few Hours LONDON Friday June Representative Seeksfo Force Attendance at Sessions Throughout Nexfc Week Senate Fixes July 3 as Tentative Date for Final Session The house quit for the week in to cut said Rep O A Mallow the midst of a row sine die adjournment vesterday a short Maries county farmer Ive beer here all session 1 time after the senate set tentaj willing to work until midnight s five cicrhTi for s Tnv 3 nimtine But weve fiddled awav our time and Free French forces were reported today in Lon don to have fought their way into the suburbs of Damascus with full occupation of the Syrian cap ital expected perhaps in a mat ter of hours tive sights for a July 3 quittin date Rep Bert Cooper D Noda way county observing that the Senate was working toward ses sions end two weeks hence ask ed that a call of the house be made for next Monday that that But weve fiddled away our time j Ive been here since March get1 ting a dollar a day and paying S150 a day board I suppose Inij supposed to stay here next Teacher Fined for Part In Flogging Aldylhea Keelh Found Guiliy of Common As sault by Ozatk Jury Ousts U Consuls M In Finland Mobilizes Armed Forces not making expenses and losing my oats too Its unfair Its very strange that some the representatives work al of the members get exorcized week including Friday and Sat1 just because someone suggests urday trying to adjourn added Majority Floor Leader H P jLsuf The Cairo correspondent of ReuJLauf D Cole county and other Ive known all along we rs British news agency said the members jumped to their feet in I protest A call of the house would au ter allied troops heavily supported by British bombers and fighters smashing toward lie heart of the ancient capital Artillery Into Action i A written second to the mo Military circles in Jerusalem jtion signed by Cooper and 10 thorize the arrest of who failed to appear going to Two Withdraw duly elected representativ said French artillery had shelled British forces advancing toward Damascus along the road from captured Kissoue and that snipers had fired on allied soldiers from vantage points on the slipes of Jebel Kabl Earlier the French counterof fensive of the central front was re ported to have been stayed and Rallied progress was said to have been made along the Lebanon coast toward Beirut Warned at last of the resolute j nature of their foe by the suddeiri French counteroffensive bej tween Damascus and Beirut which reached almost to the Pal estine frontier the British were reported to have done with par leys before Damascus and un leashed an attack on the Syrian capital which was converging from the East South and West No Response other representatives followed as protests mounted Farmer Calls It Unfair This is a busy season and I wont be able to be here next got 35 acres of oats mernbers es of the people arent interest edenough to be here they dont need to come Theres no rea son for a motion like this to be As the protests continued Rep A H Steinbeck Franklin county one of the 10 who had seconded Coopers motion with Continued on Page 8 County Draff Board Names 18 Selectees For First July Call Officials Announce Questionnaires Mailed to AH Registrants The Cole county selective ser vice board last night released the names of the 18 registrants who Apparently the French had not responded to a reported ultimal will answer the first July can and turn by the British commander I announced that all regisr Sir Henry Maitland Wilson ants in the county have been demanding surrender of the capmailed their questionnaires ital by am Thursday The initial June quota will m The Middle East command anjEdwin Hitler Victory Would Not Harm American Commerce Nye Says KANSAS CITY June Gerald P Nye RND told an America First audience tonight it was foolish to assume the United States foreign trade would suffer in event of a Hitler victory He characterized Great Brit ain as this countrys greatest competitor asserting that Eng positions just to the south of the while a British military asjx Jn Jerusalem previ of Mezze important airport but Bert Bruce Jeffery Lester Schubert John Harold Scott Hale Elbert Roy Payne Henry Lewis reet John Julius Yanskey the seas than she does suicide What she wants is complete domination of the seas Even if our foreign trade would suffer if Hitler wins he said it only would contribute about 3 to 4 per cent of our economic dependence Declaring America is lost completely unless it adheres to experience he gave the US A chance to stafEtnt CAMDENTON Mo June jury of Ozark menfolk i convicted school teacher Aldyl thea Keeth of common assault toj day ior her part in the cato ninetails flogging of 23yearold j Max Caldweli Circuit Judge H Jackson fined her 100 then set July 23 for hearing of a moj tion for a new trial j The jury deliberated two hours j after hearing the 26yearold j teacher relate that she struck Caldwell only three or four times lightly and then only be cause she feared DivV Robert Murrell would shoot if she did not obey him She said thej Eldon Mo osteopath5 handed j her the whip and her to give him few lash es for the sake of womanhood crossexamination how prosecuiion elicited Keeth thatji at no Soviet Clash Frantic Mobilization of Russian Troops Re ported in Helsinki HELSINKI June Finland fearful of having to take an unwilling role in new war prepared for the worst tonight by ordering time during the whipping had I Up all reserves suddenly pro Dr Murrel actually threatened j moting cadets to fullfledged officers and restricting rail travel to facilitate troop transport and other military Finn Leaders jMoscowBeriin Crisis Near Boih Germany Fear German jAs Rumors Fly Over Europe Italy Demand i Reports of Actual Conflict Still Without Con firmation Completion of Turkish Accord Tak I en as Signal for Impending Nazi Stroke LONDON June Increasing belief that war j between Germany and Soviet Russia is drawing nearer was I expressed tonight by diplomatic observers at the end of a day of mounting reports and rumors On ever from the Miss her Others Await Trial Miss Keeth was trieci on a charge of felonious Prosecuting attorneys asking that Miss Keeth be sent lp prison for five years contended in argu ments to the jury that she con spired with Miss Rhoads andDr Murrell to flog Caldwell Defense attorneys denied the conspiracy charge and asserted their client participated in the whipping only land no more wants freedom of because she feared for her life if she refused The state accused her and her roommate Miss Hilda Rhoads 25 of whipping Caldwellfor 45 minutes in an Osage beach cab 3 miles to the west Sam Strieel jr and Edward In the rought central district jGayle Smith the command announced the rej wiu leave July 2 at f capture of Kuneitra which the and wju assigned to the If British reached on th first dayj Jefferson Barracks induction stal III of the campaign and the suri Eckstrom on Stand Trial rounding of the French forces said that thej frontier On the Lebanon coast the Brit Qf ch in address j ish said their forces maae furthj do SQ StffSSt ofSiruT118 Several already I 01 OCU1 returned because the regij strantis no longer Jivingat his old address Physical Lack Manpower French communiques from Husband Asks Singer Marion Talley to Uphold Testimony LOS ANGELES June G Eckstrom ap pealed sobbingly to his estrang ed wife Marion Talley today to confirm his testimony in her suit for divorce and sole custody of in home Murrell this spring while Dr Miss Rhoads fiance held a pistol pointed at the Bag nell Mo resort guide Miss Rboads filed a complaint CaldweU mm of moves Finnish leaders are con vinced that in the event of war between Germany and Russia Finland probably will become involved The fiances of such be real sive mi A pi all reservffbfficers regular army officers swiftly followed the call up of reserveslast midnight Fur ther it was announced a short cut has been taken in the matter of army and navy cadets who are being graduated immediate ly and commissioned as lieuten ants lliisl pulling in3 later withdrew rape but charge She and Dr Murrell are a wailj ing trial Miss Rhoads on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon One of the reports considered most significant was an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Gote borg Sweden quoting a message from Stockholm that travelers from Russia to Finland had seen a frantic mobilization1 along the railway from Moscow to Lenin grad There was no substantiated news of any further concrete move since yesterdays signature of the GermanTurkish friendship pact The reports and rumors however blew thick and fast Announcement of the friendship accord was interpreted here as an infallible sign that Adolf Hit ler is planning some bold new military stroke Official quarters said their lat est reports were that some 2000 000 German troops are poised along the RussianGerman fron tier from the Baltic to the Black Sea facing the Soviet armies Among other reports was one that the Tiflis radio in southern Rus sia had declared the Soviet Union Withdrawals Envoys Charged Wiih Aiding Brriish Espion age July 15 Deadline BERLIN June o Retaliating in almost exact reference in the da Fly account by degree for the United States would make no further attempts to appease Hitler and that hence forth Germanys demands would be refused The report drew a the1 diplomatic correspondent of the Press Association British news service Informed quarters said they fciew nothing to substantiated roundabout reports from Turkey troops Russian crossed the frontier in the southeastern section Dispatches from Ankara never theless quoted Nazi circles there as saying all signs point to war with Russia The Tiflis report that Russia has abandoned her policy would iftrue support other advices that the Red army itself is pressing Stalin to resist Hitler Observers here declared the Red army not only had learned many lessons in the war with Finland but had studied the Greek and Crete campaigns with utmost care Gasoline Ration the years active service as previous ly required Frantic Mobilization j The British News Agency Ex fromGoteborg Sweden that travj elers from Russia to Finland had I From the witness stand Miss Keeth related this story of the flogging Dr Murrel in a mood told Caldwell to told of a frantic mobilization Moscow to Leningrad with the TT 11t f J I A line blocked by troops and matj vicious I erial Molorisls Predicted Effects of Defense Proqrom Hit Consumer in Rumored Moves start en examination and Vichy admitted the French counj classification of the registrants their eyeTrolTdaughteTsusan teroffensive had run its course wju proceed as rapidly as possi for lack of fresh manpower The The board hopes to complete the task before the July French forces ware described as The opera and movie singers talking soon after the two tered the cabin and the aid What do you mean Can Take It You know what I mean Can you take your medicine like a man Max again said he didn t know what Dr Murrell meant but said if youve got anything to give me I can take it like a The osteopath holding a pistol i The Finnish people displayed j WASHINGTON June I outward calm and quietly effects of the defense pro1 guidcj the order defense measures aljgram were brought sharply though the military preparations home to consumers iodsy when ft exhausted by the 12 day old un equal struggle The communique declared the French were holding however j against counterattacks on tneipk position they had gained in southern counteroffeslve mentary registration MUSIC 10 1 one time voice coach was telling iho an incident in his Ncw York trained on Caldwel maae the latter remove his shirt and get on the floor Then he handed a catoninetails to Miss Rhoaas and told her to start Miss Rhoads using both hands Continued on Page 8 studio when Miss Talley there a year ago to take custody of the child Miss Talley previ ously testified Eckstrom Do you know this wo m i Susan man I What I actually said was Do Vichy dispatches expressed j LOS ANGELES June jyou know who this nice woman doubt that the British actually musical programs in inj isIts your really mama1 had discarded their kidgloves dustrial plants to relieve workers policv in the attempt to takej tension were proposed Damascus heightened public apprehension The Government has been mov Continued on Page8 St Lawrence Seaway Info Use by 1 Wai Earliest WASHINGTON June house rivers and harbors committee was told today that with the best of luck navigation could begin on the proposed St Lawrence in December 1944 and that 2200000horsepow er of electrical energy would be available 12 months later the government ordered a cut in j the consumntion of rubber spoke of the possibility of gasoline ra j tion cards for eastern motorists j and sought to freeze gasoline pri ces at existing levels for the time being Officials of the Office nf Pro duction Management declarer that rubber consumption would be cut to arale of about 600000 tons annually in the last six months of 1941 At nrcsent con sumption is proceeding at rate of 817000 tons annually The possibility of gasoline ra tion cards for eastern motorists i arose today as officials consirlcr m Although infantry and tanV at Cluos tacks southwest of Damascus j More than 10000 delegates rep were reported repulsed the resenting every state in the union French described British tactics gathered at the opening of tne as attempted infiltration by Indil fderations 22nd biennial nine day an and DeGauliist detachments operating under cover of Right ckstrom testified Then ad today to j dressing Miss Talley directly he i the National Federation of Music j sobbed Isnt that right Isnt that what I said Meat Packers Named in Indictment General Thomas M ed ways of combatinga Uimjt Robins of the army engineers said I those estimates were conditioned j on congressional approval of a United StatesCanadian agree ment to undertake the project the ened oil shortage in the eastern j area of the country i Interior Secretary Ickes told his press conference that a ra tion card system was one of the CHICAGO June availability of appropriations by i things under consideration The snger seemingly on the I Three huge meat packing firms I faii and as speedy action by Cani rigid restrictions on noncsscnli verge of tears made no j and nine other organizations and ada on its share of the a use of automooiles became reply Eckstrom wept for a time officials were indicted by federal j tion necessary He previously haam rather than an allout attack Lutheran Convention Names 12 Candidates FORT WAYNE Ind June candidates for four vice presidential posts were nom inated today by delegates attend ing the triennial Luthern Missouri j murjjty choruses and smaller mu synod convention here The inations followed the election of Dr John W Behnken of Chicago who was named president for his tr T n grSnd convention i Men and women in our indus trial plants are working under great ension and a period of mu 1 sic would do much to relieve the strain Mrs C Lloyd Billman of I Manilla Ind chairman of the led j lerations civic music division told lne cfiia s simed a them 1 Industrial establishments in a number of states have organized musical groups among their em cloyes she said In Arkansas 13 bands six orchestras five corn jury today on charges of Chairman rfansfield DTex j dies ted however that the first government an conservation then resumed his testimony He denied charges that himself his indictment was the second proposed seaway and power sites j Asked a ration trust fund for money was the course of their dispute would work Ickes who is oi co details had dep i ers attorney and not his ovn i of food lowering the cost RCaJif h f make the order closing German consul ates in America Germany to night requested the United States to shut up its consul ates in nearly all Germany and most ofthe oc cupied countries charging the American representatives with engaging in espionage propaganda and other activi ties hostile to the Reich American em ployes were charged with sheltering British spies mak ing maps and by code and se cret documents attemptingto pass along information on Germanys military and eco nomic her occupa jtion measures The Italian government acted I i concert almost simultanebus i Vdering the closing of all A Jltaiyand It arioccupied territories Express Offices Closed Offices of the American Ex press Co also were ordered closed and its employes removed from the country Italy reserved the right to take similar action This was a further adoption of the patternof President Roosevelts action last Monday in asking the padlocking of the German Library of Infor mation the German railways and tourist office and the Trans news service in the United Stales In a note handed to Charge dAffaires Leland Morris the German foreign ministry asked the United States to close its con sulates in Germany Norway Holland Belgium Luxembourg Occupied France Serbia and Greece by July 15 or five days after Germany is expected to close her consulates in the United States The same date was set for the closing of the American Express Co offices 21 Consulates Affected Twentyfour German consul ates in the United States and i territories were affected by the I United States request while 10 i consulates and 67 officials and American employes in Germany proper were affected by the Ger man counter measure j There are approximately 11 j other consulates with about the same number of personnel in the i occupied countries I The congressional directory lists 23 American consulates in CAMBRIDGE Mass June the countries enumerated by the German note OnceCondemned Be Turned Qver Corps Sergeant OAKLAND Calif June looks like Rowdy is going to wind up in the air corps Out of the froth of litigation stirred up by a provision inthe will of Mrs Clara L S Edger ton Rowdys lato mistress or dering the little fox terrier killed two developments took shipe late today 1 The death sentence prob ably will be ignored legally of course because nobody involved in the case lias any desire to see Rowdy executed 2 When the necessary legal lourishes are made the four year old terrier probably will be turned over to Sergeant Alfred C Bowes a do glover from the Hamilton Field army air base This afternoon Superior Judge T W Harris obtained a pledge from Cyril Marella at torney for the executor of the late Mrs Edgcrtons will that the dog would not be killed un less the probate court so decided For liberfyFDR Oxford University Awards President De gree at Cambridge Roosevelt told senlativcs of Great Britains sical organizations have been formed in industrial plants and 17 mill towns of Rhode Island Expulsion of Italian Consuls Anticipated After Fascists Order Out U S Envoys ordinator said no been worked out Ickes previously had told an ip JJarisfield added emergency conference of approx I jmatciy 300 representatives of the oil industry thst unity of effort was imper ative to defend democracy Fe our very national existence 3s chancellor of Oxford conferred Seven more American consul LOW ui o i t oldest university and of his alma j ates are affected oy ihe Italian muler todav that this country i closing order vouid fisht for freedom and that j The United States charged tnat would rather die on our German consulates were engaged feet than live on our knees I in activities harmful to American In a setting that made academic welfare and DNB history beneath the eirns of Har vard Americas oldest university British Ambassador Lord Halifax ma nnews agency declared the conduct of United States con sular and travel agency employes long has been highly objection WASHINGTON June States would no have orchestras and a large mixed i cnorus third three year term Two incumbent vice presidents were renominated They were j the Rev Henry Grueber of waukee present first vice presi1 dent and the Rev Herman Harms j Uamafi HrflkP DfPdrfPllf of Davenport la second vice namcO WiaRv riCJIUCIH president i The election will be held tomor WEATHER purge of Italian consuls from the United States was re ported virtually certain tonight to follow an axis doubleplay against American representativ es which brought diplomatic re lations even nearer a complete break Germanys action in ordering DES MOINES Is June I American consuls out of the Henry Gadd Harmon Reich and Germanoccupied 40 president of William Woods j countries was fully anticipated college Fulton Mo today was i here when Nazi edness and aidtoBritain drive Ralph K Davies deputy pe eject Italian1 cities especially Berlin troleum coordinator added that as are American officers hold ing broad readjustments may be no ressary in the industry during The axis moves led to increas ooth diplomatic and ed conjecture in the capital on status The state department jre prime immediate objtc should be ex live of the conference lf rnay be at stake in the prepar the president the centuriesj able toGermany old English universitys honorary doctorate of civi law Precedent was shattered as Ox Cite Six The agency Instances listed six in consuls as stances compiled by responsi ble sources in which American ford held its convocation during Harvards 290th coi lencement at j consuls and employes ac which Lord Halifax received an cused of intrigues injurious to honorary doctorate laws the German state ho of an eaiv holds that these should be ex live of the conference was to The British ambassador be1 A highlight among ne charges ofaJ relations eluded from the expulsion orderi ease so far as possible the east the presidential degree j was that Alfred w and Gemany because thev exercise dipJomaiern shortage expected to result amid a panoply of Old World cerej consul general at fir riitios i from transfer of onefifth the mony duplicating as closely as used coae in oficia nd l Missouri Fair and continued war Friday andSaturday Temperatures high 88 low 58 River Stages Jefferson City209 Kansas City 183 Fall 01 175 Fall 07 Boonville 206 Fail 12 ASt Thomas 77 Fall 16 Hermann 203 Fall 03 Lake of Ozarks 2 foot below named president of Drake uriverj vere directed last Monday to sity Des Moines succeeding Dr J eave this country fay July 10 Daniel W Morehouse who died Jan 21 erance the United State 1 and Italy There was no tion tonight however that the L American government was ready embassy staff of to take the initiative in step of gether with 11 such fsrreaching impjications i and Expulsion of Italian consuls1 embassy staff of 10 in Rome and tic duties The of cons ave the United vil American tanker ships possible academic ritual within tne Of Oxford Major General presidential seven attaches Unaffected by the orders would close consulates in 49 ct However the fact that Italv ies in the United States and its also ordered American consuls possessions and force the de the state department s view i to leave the territory under herj parture of about 55 consular of four diplomatic officials I control by July samej ficers deadline set fay As a result of the BerlinRome an airangement with consul in an at tempt to impart alleged German government Ed win M Watson presidential plans of invading Belgium Bol price administrator addressing aide acted as proxy for Mr land and saia meeting requested oil refin1 Roosevelt in receiving the degree j this occurred in tneJail oi laos and dealers throughout the and read the presidents message and the spring oi 1940 iAan Jacobsen former em ploye of the consulate general Oslo Norway was alleged to j county Rot to advance prices exLord Halifax read the text of ter with the fne degree which cited Mr Roose oi production Managevelt as one is still bringing VC J V OO J1IC Oj m i i the material help required to se have been found in possession oi Greece and one in Yugoslavia Engineer Dies But the United States wiil have NEW yQRK June i no diplomatic or john Muhlfield 68 railroad j 1 cure the final defeat of lawlessness and aggression numerous documents on German No Help Wanted ij als left in Belgium the Netherj consulting engineer and an aui MEMPHIS Tenn June lands Norway Luxembourgjtnority on locomotive design doubtlul whether theJacobsen occupiedFrance Germanyi I ordered diplomatic officials outjof occupation measures and troop movements when he reached the NorwegianSwedish frontier on a 19 Uourney to Moscow DNBsaid obtained the papers former employe of the Management has asked was little doubt that the United However in gome European but allowed to remain today in Harkness pavilion i army can find a job fitting James from a former employe ot tne the ColumbiaPresbyterian Dismukes talents when hes inj consul Dr Frank ana rr i ncmnifs i n linn tamer I fContinued on Page 8 illness
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