Moberly Monitor Index, December 30, 1938

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Moberly Monitor-Index (Newspaper) - December 30, 1938, Moberly, Missouri MOBERLY MONITOR-INDEX and MOBERLY EVENING DEMOCRAT 8 ASSOCIATED FHfciSS FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE MOBERLY, MISSOURI, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 30, MOBEHL.Y MONITOR. ESTABLISHED 1868 MOBERLY INDEX, EST, MOBERI.Y DEMOCRAT, KST. 1873 Ickes Reports Worth of Projects Placed Under Contract Many More Projects Heady If Congress Decides to Go Ahead With Move WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. Mayor La Guardia of New York itoday it would be impossible the new Congress to abandon relief program now carried on by the WPA. t Work relief is here to stay, he declared, because it is "the Am- erican way of providing relief. La Guardia had a long talk witn Senator Norris (Ind-Neb.) but said afterwards he was only pay- ing- his respects, aad not talking any .third-party, politics. WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, Secretary Ickes reported to Presi- dent Roosevelt today the Public Works Administration had put a program "complete- ly under contract" in the last six months to the accompaniment of a "constantly accelerated recovery in business and industry." The report went to the White J ouse amid speculation Mr. Roosevelt might support a move- ment among congressmen to make the PWA a permanent agency. The deadline for this year's pro- gram is tomorrow midnight, but, said Ickes, he has an ample reser- voir of applications to start with, ''should the Congress decide at. any time in the future to go for- ward with another program of public works." Benefits "All People" PWA, he said, benefits "all the people." Already "basic indus- tries are busy manufacturing ma- and men have moved back he added, even ?ne peak of construction will not be attained until next year. The report showed construction projects have been put under con- tract in the past six months. Ickes' analysis took note the President's approval of PWA pro- jects, as they came to his desk placed on the market "more than worth of work every thirty clays." .Several congressmen have sug- gested PWA be made pqrmanent and the Works Progress Adminis- tration be curtailed and eventual- ly-scrapped. While the President has in the past favored a permanent public works agency, there was doubt among informed persons he would agree to abolishing the WPA. jp'undarnentnJ Difference One fundamental difference be- tween the two agencies in their effect on unemployment is illus- trated in the way their money is spent. Last spring Congress assigned to the PWA and to the WPA. The WPA money was to cover the eight months period from July 1 to next Feb. 28. Up to Dec, 27 approximately of this had been paid out. WPA of- ficials said 86 cents of every dol- lar was spent on labor. do not expect the to last until the end of February, and Mr. Roosevelt soon will ask Congress, for a deficiency appropriation, expected to be to Of its the PWA has allocated to construction projects financed en- tirely by the federal government. After making some small addi- tional allocations for other pur- poses, it had to spend on projecls in which states and municipalities put up 55 cents of each dollar and the PWA put up 45 cents. Other Projects Congress allowed six months in which t0 get. such projects start- ed. Secretary Ickes reported to the President construction jobs had been contracted for un- der -this provision and only a fraction of one per cent would fail to start construction on time. The total program, according to federal interpretations, amounts to more than of construction. Of every dollar spent, it was estimated, 36 cents goes to pay labor and 64 cents to buy materials, mainly iron and steel products, cement and other durable goods. Nazis Resent Defense of Ickes; U. S. Hope tor Better Relations Said to Lack Every Foundation Dec. 30. many's official news agency, DNB, declared today hope for im- test on account of tliese attacks to the American vice foreign min- ister (Acting Secretary of State "lacks every foundation" so long as the Washington state depart- ment "defends" Secretary of the proved relations between the 1 Sumner Welles.) United States and Germany j "The American foreign office, however, did not as is a matter of self-evident procedure other- wise in matters of this kind in in- ternational relations disassoci- ate itself from the utterances of the American minister of the in- terior, but tried to defend them, "It must therefore be stated that as long as such a procedure, which obviously serves Jewish in- terests and leaves out of account interior Ickes. A statement issued by the agency and considered in some quarters as Chancellor Hitler's word to Washington asserted: "The Minister of the Interior oi the United States Ickes delivered a speech before the Zionist So- ciety in Cleveland shortly before Christmas in which, in connection with thrusts at the Third Reich; he attacked its leadership in an unwarrantable manner. (The speech was made Dec. 18.) "The German charge d'affaires in Washington (Dr. Hans Thom- i sen) presented the sharpest pro- the real German-American inter- ests, continues in the conduct of relations of the United States of North America with Germany, the hope expressed by the Ameri- can foreign office to the German charge for an improve- ment, of mutual relationships lacks every foundation." BIG TRI-STATE Eagle-Picher Go. Buys merce Co, Properties in Deal MIAMI, Okla., Dec. 30 Eagle-Picher Mining Smelting Company seemed on the way to- day to being the No. 1 producer of zinc concentrates in the United States following probably the largest deal in the tri-state dis- trict's history. Announcement wa.s made late yesterday of Eagle-Pitcher's pur- chase of all the zinc and lead min- ing properties of the Commerce Mining Royality Company of Miami in the Missouri-Kansas- Oklahoma district. While the announcement, by John A. Robinson, Commerce vice- president and general manage.r did not disclose the consideration, the value of the properties involv- ed was estimated unofficially at Joplin, Mo., as in excess of 000.000. The Commerce Company, re- garded' as the largest independent operator in the district, owned 15 or more mines and had leases of several thousand acres of mining land in Oklahoma and Kansas. Eagle-Pitcher, which also has extensive interest in the area, has smelters at Henryetta, Okla., Jop- lin, Galena, Kas., E. S. Louis, 111., elsewhere in Illinois and in New Jersey. Included in the sale were the Bird Dog ore concentrating mill, probably the second largest, near Cardin Okla., a 000-horsepower electric plant and a natural air compressor station there, and several other mills. The Eagle-Picher Mill at Com- merce, Okla., ranks as the area's largest. Produce Office Damaged by Fire NEGRO STUDENT CASE APPEALED Parity With Great Britain Is Goal of Berlin's New Construction ProgTam ACTS UNDER NAVAL TREATY WITH LONDON Missouri University Asks U. S, Supreme Court Reconsider Decision Fire discovered shortly after midnight this morning in the of- fice of the Hannibal Produce Company, 323 Franklin street, wrecked the office before firemen were able to extinguish flames which swept the Interior of the wooden building. The flames were checked by the brick wall of the storage building which the office adjoins, but burn- ed a wooden canopy connecting the two. Origin of the fire is not known, firemen said this morning. Flames wrecked the interior of the one- room office and its equipment. Firemen said the alarm was turned in at o'clock by a frightened householder who ran t0 the fire station, believing the flames were coming from house, near the produce company office. AIR CRASH DAMAGES REFUSED BY JURY WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. The University of Missouri told Supreme Court today that its recent decision requiring the state to give equal education advant- ages t0 white and negro students had forced a "serious dilemma" upon states practicing "race separation." This contention was advanced in a. petition seckirg reconsider- ation of the decision, Under the opinion, Missouri must either ad- mit Uoycl L. Gaines, St. Louis negro, to the University Mis- souri law school or provide equal advantages at a negro .Vhool. The university's petition said the Su- preme Court ruling would require six other states "either to admit negroes to sit with white boys and girls in their state universi- tie or to build separate negro uni- versities within their borders to take care of any demand for higher education of negroes that might These states were listed as Ken- tucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, Ten- nessee, Virginia, and West Vir- ginia. Each was said to have no negro university within its bor- ders. AS for the petition said the state ''must at once es- tablish in Lincoln University (negro school at Jefferson City) each and every course of instruc- tion available at the University of -Missouri, whether there has ever been any demand therefor by any Missouri" negro or' not." Escape Clause Is Invoked to Permit Program Decided Necessary Now BERLIN, Dec. 30. intends to tauild up to parity with Great Britain in submarines, rep- resentatives of the British admir- alty were told today. The 1935 British-German naval treaty recognized Germany's right to parity but Germany agreed not to exceed 45 per cent of Bri- tain's submarine tonnage. An escape clause, however, per- mitted Germany to avail herself of the right to build beyond '15 per cent "in the event of a situ- ation arising which in its (the German government's) opinion makes it necessary.'' (The 45-to-lOO ratio for sub- marines was accepted by Ger- many fn exchange for her agree- ment to remain within a 35-to- 100 ratio for other naval vessels.; Officials declined to disclose exactly what action the Nazi re- gime proposed to take regarding its navy, but the'matter was dis- cussed today by high German of- ficials and' a British naval mis- sion, just arrived from London. The British officers were Rear Admiral J. H. D. Cunningham, a lord commission of the admiralty, and two others- They will fly to London tomorrow to present re- sults of the discussions to their superiors. The Anglo-German naval trea- ty of June 18, 1935, by which Chancellor Hitler, agreed to limit his navy to 35 per cent of Bri- tain's, gave Germany the right to change the tonnages of certain categories within the over-all 35- per-cent limit. The .second treaty; of: 1H37, brought the first into line. with the 1936 London naval treaty among the United States, Britain and France, which pro- vided for limitation of the ton- nages and armaments of indivi- dual warships. THIS WEEK-END McKittrick Asks Restora- tion of Paid to Three Jefferson City Men Iran Breaks Off Relations With France Because of Puns Contusing Ruler With Cats PARIS, Dec. 3tf Iranian Minister Sepah Bodi called today at the French foreign office to announce France and Iran (Per- sia) no longer are related diplo- matically. The breach was over the French word for cat, which is pro- nounced and which was used as a pun in three French newspaper articles. WITHOUT RESULT Iran's ruler, the shah, protested through Bodi that he did not like being confused with cats. Despite French assurances nothing derog- atory had been intended, his gpv- Action Follows Ruling- by Supreme Court Voiding Allowances ernment cut off relations. French officials pondered how to correct what the shah evidently considered an indignity. Two ot the puns were recent. The other had strained relations between France and Iran before. Offense was taken at a head- line in a Paris newspaper Decem- ber 3 in connection with an an- JEFFERSON CITY, Dec. 31. A of in fire insurance case fees paid three Jefferson City men and voided by the supreme court was asked to- day in a suit filed in the Cole County Circuit Court. The smt, filed in the name of M State Insurance Superintendent nual cat snow- George A. S. Robertson, was pre- recoit en son Majes pared by Attorney General Roy McKTttrick's office. McKittrick has been an arch-foe of the fees. L. H. Cook and H. P. Lauf, at- torneys named as custodians and commissioners of impounded funds in the 10 per cent case, were sued for each. Guy M. Sone, Cole County Clerk appointed cus- ty the Cat receives in his draw- ing room." The shah also considered of f en- sive the title over a layout of pic- tures of the same show, also puo- lishe'd in a Paris newspaper. It "Quand Le Chat est "When the'Cat is king." It was the second time in two years Iran's official displeasure had been aroused by French hu- morous publications. relations were badly strained in January, 1937, as the result of a quip in a Paris satirical newspaper. The Iranian minister was called horn? to report and the shah canceled Iranian participation in the Pans exposition. On that occasion the newspa- per published a French proverb: "La nuit tous les chats sont g'ris" "All cats look alike in the dark." The French words for cat and FOR ARMIES Roaring- Battle in Catalonia to Prove Temper of the Government Forces COUNTER-ATTACK Toughest Troops Wading Into Fray Against Fr an- co's Italian Soldiers todian of t-r.e per cent; funds, was sued for The petition said demands for payment had been made to the three men following the high court decisioiis, but without re- sult. Six per cent interest on the money from the date of its re- ceipt was asked. The fees paid Cook and Lauf were thrown out by the court last April, and Spne's fees in October. The .allowances were made by Circuit Judge Nike G. Sevier of Cole County. Fees totaling paid Gil- bert Lamb, Salisbury, attorney lor Cook and Lauf in the 10 per cent case, also were voided by the court. Suit to recover this sum was filed previously in Osage County, where Lamb now lives. T. S. Mosby, Jefferson City, attorney for Sone iji the 16% per c eJi t caa e, r ecei v ed in ..fees, was not included suit filed today because he has moved to California. The if recovered, would be restored to the impound- ed 10 per cent and 16% per cent funds, for repayment to policy- holders. The fee allowances were made from, tfie funds, which- the supreme court ruled should go back to the policyholders who paid them in excess premiums. New Low-Cost Product to Be Tested Soon by Metro- politan Newspapers PITTSBURGH, Dec. 30. GARNER OPPOSES BARKLEY'S PLAN A. low-cost newsprint made from i _vice_President Garner was de- 'ACTUAL' NEUTRALITY Some Businesses, County, and City Offices, Post- office Will Be Closed WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (IP) Rep. Maas Minnesota, pro- posed today that Congress elimi- nate what he caJled "a woeful lack of co-ordination" between the army and the navy. Maas said he planned to intro- duce legislation to repeal the pres- ent neutrality law and substitute enforcement of "actual neutral- ity." "My conception of real neutral- ity would permit this country to sell anything to anybody, except the principals in a formally de- clared he said. "Enforcement of such a he declared, "is the only way for us to keep out of war. People have forgotten that Britain sanK the first American ships during the World War. The allies also prohibited us from trading with neutral countries, such as Den- mark. "When Germany saw Britain getting away with that, she began attacking our commerce." MONITOR-INDEX WILL NOT ISSUE PAPER OVER SCRAP IRON KANSAS CITY, Dec. 30. The Sonken-Galamba Corporation has sued six railroads and the Western Weighing and Inspection Bureau for damages, charging the roads refused to ship'scrap iron intended for the Japanese-Chinese war for less than three times the regular rate. The company sought to ship scrap iron from various south- western points to Houston, Tex., for water shipment to the Orient. It alleged the roads' action re- sulted in dissolution of a 000 corporation, of which Sonken- Galamba was a part, formed to purchase obsolete oi] tanks throughout the Southwest. The suit was filed in federal district court here yesterday. LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30. The airliner crash near here Jan. 12. 1937, which took the life of Martin Johnson, explorer, and in- jured his wife. Osa, was unavoid- able, in the opinion of the super- ior court jury which tried her damage suit- The jury, after deliberating most ot yesterday, returned a verdict last night in favor of the defendants. Western Air Express and United Airport Co. JAPANESE BOMB BAPTIST MISSIONS SHANGHAI, Dec. 30. Southern Baptist headquarters received a telegram today report- ing Japanese planes had bombed Shiuchow, 120 miles north of Canton, severely damaging two missionary homes. No casualties were reported. Americans living in the dam- aged houses were Dr. and Mrs. J- R Sunders of Adamsville, Term., L. A. Thompson of Spring- field, Mo., and M. W. Ran kin o( ST. LOUIS, Dec. 30. IP The weather apparently is over its case of holiday jitters and tem- peratures may be expected to rise rather rapidly in Missouri during the next day or two. The second cold snap since Sun- day descended upon the state last night, shoving the mercury down to zero in few localities along the northern border. At Maryville the low was 3 above, and at Kirks- ville and St. Joseph 4 above. Other overnight readings were: Columbia S; Kansas .City 10; Moberly generally will enjoy a double holiday Sunday and Mon- day. A majority of business houses here will observe New day, on Monday. Business will be suspended for the d-v. Local federal, county and city offices will be closed. Banks and the Moberly public library will DC closed. The Monitor-Index- win is- sue no paper. FOR AMENDMENT Senator Frazier to Offer Constitutional Proposal in the Next Congress.- WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 Senator Frazier in the face of record peace-time re- armament, plans to propose in the next congress a constitutional amendment to outlaw war. His proposed amendment 'pro- vides: "War for any purpose shall be illegal, and neither the United States nor any state, territory xx or persons subject to its jurisdic- tion shall declare, engage in or f carry on war or other armed con_ a t. expedition, invasion or un- The postoffice will operate on holiday schedule. There will be no J del-taking- within or without the regular deliveries on either city United States, nor shall any funds or rural routes. Mail will be dis- patched on all trains from here, as usual. The postoffice lobby win be open for the convenience oi box-holders. Diversions for the week-end will include for many an annual round of dances, theatre parties, private "watch" parties and family din- ners marking the conclusion or the ChristmaVto-New Year's hol- iday season. Town Handling Its Own Relief Reports Expenses ANTWERP, N. Y.f Dec. 30. __The town of Antwerp- which refused state relief aid under the temporary emergency relief ad- ministration a few years ago, ana later turned down WPA help, to- day reported relief expenses for 1938 of Dr W. S. Perrigo, town super- United be raised, appropriated or ex- pended for such purpose.1' Associates of the senator, who is in Florida, said today he be- lieved unsettled international conditions and consequent fear of war would contribute to sup- port for the resolution. presses soon, Dr. F. W. Hochstet- ter said today. The research chemist, who de- veloped the paper last spring af- ter months of experiments, dis- closed straw .pulp would be made i-n a Pittsburgh plant next week and trucked, to- a Tarentum, Pa., paper mill. Approximately 10 tons of fm- isbed paper will.- be manufactur- tfci'ss-' Pennsylvania wheat straw will j gcribed authoritatively today as taking an active part in efforts to give local communities more control over expenditure of WPA funds. Garner is understood to have told close associates he believed the problem of keeping politics out of relief could be met at least ins part by setting up non- partisan boards in each county. These boards would examine -adApolitical misuse of relief mon of" discrimination against relief applicants. He has told his friends these boards should be purely local agencies, appointed by local of- ficials entirely free from WPA control. This view differs sharply from that of Senator Barkley who said yesterday he believed if such 'boards were set up they should be appointed by the WPA. Barkley, the Democratic floor leader, said he never had favored the current practice of having a local certifying agent, appointed by a local official, "accept the re- sponsibility for designating those eligible for relief. He said he be- lieved WPA should accept this responsibility. Garner Sees Byrnes After hearing of Barkley's Statement. Garner conferred with Senator Byrnes floor manager for WPA appropriation burgh newspapers for tests oi tensile strength, inking, and re- action under speed runs. Can Use Other Materials. Straw for the pulp was pur- chased from a Pittsburgh grain dealer but Hochstetter said other farm wastes Florida grass, seaweed, cotton plant stems "and a hundred other products" could be used satisfactorily, "As we see it the chem- ist explained. "A ton of newsprint from straw and similar materials will cost about or a ton. That will be, I am informed, about to less than the lowest prices for wood pulp newsprint." Envisioning a new industry from his secret process, Dr. Hoch- stetter predicted the manufacture of straw newsprint would con- serve forests by reducing con- sumption of wood pulp, help farm- ers dispose of wastes profitably and make available a large sup- ply of cheap newsprint and book paper, The Inventor's Flan. Hochstetter, who is credited with several inventions and chem- ical processes, proposes making, the pulp and paper in established mills located in belts where waste products are available in suffi- cient quantities. In his laboratory he converted straw into a snow-white, flexible paper in a few hours with simple GENERAL HEADQUARTERS OF THE SPANISH GOVERN- MENT ARMY, Dec. 30. _ _ Government army's first major shah "are "pronounced aHke and the.-1 counter-attack-, against; the insui- Iranian government protested, gents' eight-day-old, was since Sie play on words was con-i launched today, a powerful, thrust p'crave insult by Iranians, south of Lerida, in the center or fa the Catalbnian battleiront, aimed at Sarroco., three miles behind the enemy" lines. The counter-assault wag led by; some of the government's tough- est troops and was directed against a sector which is believed to be largely held by Generaliasi- co Francisco Franco's Italian, troops. Government officers said that if the drive reached Sorroca, 12 miles south of Lerida, the Insur- gents would be compelled to aban- don a large area. The drive was watched anxious- ly for indications of relative stengths, especially of the temper of the Government army, now lacking its famous- brigade of in- ternational shock troops. Insurgents Smash Through HENDAYB, France (at the Spanish Dec, 30. Spanish Insurgent forces smashed through Government lines today; in the Camarasa zone, north of the battle-torn Balagaer sector on the Lerida front in Catalonia, Reports reaching the border said the Insurgents had occupied Camarasa and continued their push toward the village of Cubells in an effort to both highway. Vice President-in Favor of Local Control for WPA Expenditures DISOUSSEslPRbGRAM: WITH SEN. BYRNES WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 bills. Byrnes said later he had not made up his mind on details of relief legislation. He called a meeting of the senate relief com- mittee for next Wednesday. Byrnes has said previously he believes some specific prohibi- tion against political coercion of relief employes would be insert- and water communications of Gov- ernment troops. Military observers said they be- lieved the northern column was attempting to establish contact with the central column, which last night blasted its way through, the Balaguer bridghead. Generalissimo Francisco Fran- co's troops pierced the strong Camarasa line after 24 hours of hand-to-hand fighting on a 500- yard stretch of frozen "no-man's land." Far to the south, however, Gov- ernment resistance braced after the fall of Granadella and border dispatches said Insurgents had been northern province. Most closely watched by mili- tary observers, the Insurgent column advancing on, Artesa in. an attempt to join the forces at Camarasa. They said fall of Artesa, a key industrial village, might open to Franco a network of highways far behind the Government's main defense of Eastern Spain, slowed down along the borders of Tarragona All Men To Front The Government. rushed all available men. and guns on the Northern Catalan battlefront to ed in the next WPA _ appropria- the defense of the strategic Artesa tions bill. He also has been work- ing on a formula by which relief might be apportioned to states PAY COUNTY TAXES Phillip McManarna transferred 24 1-2 pounds of hard money 'o County Collector James F. Hohi- mer, Tuesday, as payment on a current tax bill, according- to tlio Monroe County Appeal. The money, neatly put up in rolls, consisted of pennlea McManama had accumulated at his store in Middle Grove. Being quite busy at the time, Collector Hohimer took the merchant's word 'for the number of pennies. f f7 i }-r equipment, the principal item be-. according to need, population, ing a common, household potato area.. and otner factors. In the house, meanwhile, influ- ential members intimated the ap- propriations committee might curb the administration's-, relief program for the year beginning ricer. The straw is treated in a "sec- ret way" and converted into a fi- ber resembling a fine thread of cellulose of varying lengths. Giv- en, further treatment, it becomes pulp which can be rolled, made into sheets or slabs preliminary to conversion into paper. visor and welfare officer, the tow7i kept down its savin'o- he would send them over O Springfield 16; St. Loin's 13, and load by having work ready relief applicants. In summer, said, the town offers Jobs West Plains 21. Heavy floating ice was report- ed in the Missouri river all the way from Kansas City to St. Charles, and in the Mississippi from Hannibal to Cape Girardeau. HIGBEE DOG OWNERS PAY UP CITY TAXES All but one owner in Hig'- bee has paid the city dog tax on his pet, according to "the Higbee News. A list of all Higbee dog owners who have paid taxes re- cently was filed with the Higbee City "Council by Joe Bradley, city marshal, and the one delinquent owner has been ordered to appear before the Higbee council at a. meeting Monday night, unless he pays the tax before that time, on higfhwaj's. In winter, woodlot op- erators co-operate by lief labor to cut fuel. re- let the cashier, Warren, do the counting On the same clay a paid his taxes. in silver dollars Thus, measured in pounds, Col- lector Hohimer took in more mon- ey that day than on any other day the" entire cost of reUei in many including home relief, hospitahza- j A tion and medical care- He said FOUR, TRAINMEN three burials paid for by the town Dr. P'errigo said rep- mcr creased the cost and'that med- i-r W 1 1_ fA ical aid accounted for one-third of the total. REV. KEITER TO PREACH AT STURGEON The Rev. E. Y. Keiter will preach at Sturgeon Sunday at the Chrijaian church, both morning and evening preaching hours. HURT IN ILLINOIS ST. LOUIS, Dec. 30. Thouerh suffering severe injuries, four "trainmen were reported re- covering today after a crash late yesterday between two Illinois Central freight trains near Mar- issa. 111. 35 miles east of here. A fast banana train smashed in- to the caboose of a halted coal train. Six Are Indicted In Election Probe ST. LOUIS, Dec. 30 election officials, named yesterday in grand jury indictments charg- ing felony in connection with the November 8 ballot returns, were free on bond today. men and two wo- arrested last night and immediately freed on. bonds rang- ing from to Offi- cers said they declined to make statements. All served a-s officials of the 18th precinct of the 21st Warci here. The four men, all election -judges, were named in two indictments charging felonious signing of a statement and taiiy sheet prior to completion of the ballot count, and with feloniously making a false return. Thev were: Milton Hippler, 34, Republican; Fred Rehmund, 59, Republican; Frank Reader, 39, Democrat, and Giennon Loehrer, 30, Democrat. Their bonds were on each count. Miss Elizabeth Berry, 44, Dem- ocratic clerk, and Mrs. Alvera Hc-ffer. Republican clerk, were chaged with making a false re- of an election. Their'bonds were each. All were scheduled to appear in circuit court January for ar- July .1. May Order Inquiry Some legislators talked of let- ting the committee make a long- discussed investigation of the en- tire relief set-up, including any political aspects it may have. Such an inquiry, they said, probably would be delayed until an appropriation to carry relief through June 30 is out of the way. Then, when the administration makes its recommendations for next year, the committee would have to decide whether to con- triangle, slowly vanishing under Insurgent Generalissimo Franco's steam-roller offensive. The vital road center, called a "key to lay under the pounding of Insurgent guns from the north and west. Pushing slowly across the bloody Balaguer bridgehead sec- tor, the Insurgent command sent another column pointing Artesa from the southwest. Both high commands appeared convinced possession of the tiny industrial town meant a long stride toward victory or defeat for the insurgents' great drive. After, a day of-some of the bit- terest fighting in the war, in which Genera] Franco finally cap- tured, the southern key town of Granadella, both forces concen- trated their efforts on Artesa. Throughout the winter night, tinue WPA and on what financial the GoVernment launched succes- basis it should operate. Some members predicted the committee would surround the re- lief program with restrictions, perhaps by earmarking the mon- ey for specific uses and types of work-relief projects. May Get Right of Way The relief bill for the remaind- er of the current fiscal year may be given right of way over all other legislation in the house. Brief hearings are planned as soon as possible after the Presi- dent sends up his estimate of the money needed and the ap_ sive counter-attacks at Balaguer bridgehead forts wrested from them in the last two days of fighting. Early this morning, nowever, Insurgent advices said the. bridge- head still was in their hands. WEATHER MISSOURI: Generally fair to- night and Saturday. Rising tem- perature Saturday, and in west p opr at onys ommittcc is organ- and north portions tonight. Sun- r r. ___ I rnufv: somewhat ized for the session. Committee organization also was a topic of discussion in the senate, where the Democratic and Republican leaders, Barkley of Kentucky and lyicNary of Oregon, arranged to talk over the ques- tion of giving Republicans in- creased representation on com- mittees. Senators and house members are arriving-'on almost every train, ready for the opening of Congress next Tuesday, day partly cloudy; somewhat warmer. For Central Missouri: Fair with rising temperature tonight and Saturday; lowest about 16 de- grees. Sunday partly cloudy and somewhat warmer. Local Weather Data Maximum temperature yester- day, 35; minimum, 20. Low last night. 6. Temperature at this noon, ;