Havre Hill County Journal, December 17, 1939

Havre Hill County Journal

December 17, 1939

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Havre Hill County Journal (Newspaper) - December 17, 1939, Havre, Montana PA® CIRCULATION--QUALITY “Guarantees a Buying Market” News Today Foreign — — National State — — County — Local — THE HILL COUNTY MEMBER I Unitea Presa _ SUNDAY JOURNAL Weather U. 8. Weather Borean Foreran! CLOUDY TODAY Saturday's Temperatnrea NEA Service Twenty-sixth Year, No. 40 HAVRE, MONTANA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 17, 1939 .    .    n . Maximum .......      RO Price Five Cents Minimum ................................-ii Germ r •O’ I CATTON'S WASHINGTON COLUMN Heavy Budget Slashes Face Now Deal Agencies For I H IO By BRUIT? CATTON NKA Kenice Staff CorreM|NNMleitt . .liNER TOSSES NAVY SEEKS HAT INTO RING AN INCREASE IN MANPOWER Battleship Is Still In Harbor ilium nrnirn R0W Tq LIVE ON $1160 A YEAR    - - Bv HARRISON SALISBURY United I’rifiM Staff I ’orrcMpondcnt WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. (UP) — Vice President John N. Garner tonight formally tossed his battered Texas washington, Dec. 16~Th"    somhero into the 1940 demo- heaviest budget cutting: yet seen ..    . under tho New Deal la now being erat ic presidential race. worked out between the White    His formal entry into the race    the    forthcoming    Congress    to 11 o u ne and the budget director,    appeared likely to Inaugurate    . according to reliable sources with*    °Ppn political warfare between    increase    its enlisted    personnel United Prow* Stuff t'orroMpondent By MAUK JOHNSON WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. (UP) — The navy will ask in the administration. Garner forces and unofficial spoil- to 170,600 men, 25,600 more ing slash bi raising howls of anguish all over town Kavlugs contemplated are said to run to hundreds of millions. with some of tile most sacrosanct of New Deal "pets” feeling the ax heavily. As an indication that the President Is really determined to cut, it is reported that even the Civilian Conservation Corps applo of . th,- ITwldenf. .yr, ut,rf on., of I"’. »«•«•»• the most widely-praised of all New Deal agencies—Is going to take a substantial slash. Another New Deal favorite is the National Youth admlntstra lion. which has $100,000,000 to operate on this year. Reports are that It is going to have to get along on $70,000,000 next year The Farm Hon. which got $198,000,000 this year, haw been warned to expect a reduction to about $125,000,-000 —was announced In typical (Jar ner fashion.    ,    , Speaking on the front porch of said tonight. time force, official quarters his rambling Uvalde, Tex., home, Garner dictated a 44 word state- This increase Is expected to he included in President Roosevelt's merit to Bascom Timmons, a Tex- budget, which may call for about $2,300,000,000 for national defense. The navy’s high command believes that the present author- us newspaperman and Garner intimate. The statement said: "I will accept the nomination I will make no ef- Hod naval enlisted strength, fort to control any delegates. The people should decide. A candidate should be selected at primaries and conventions as provided by law. and I sincerely trust that all democrats will participate iii them/' The brevity of Garnei’s statement did not conceal the fact that which permits manning most ships at only 85 per cent of full complement, is too low during the present world situation. Last September President Roosevelt authorized the navy to increase its enlisted strength from 1 10,000 to 145,000 men. hut most of this increase is being absorbed Payday conference of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Frowen and their children: $1160 a year provide*- health comfort—and a lot of fan. Graf Spee However Is Making Ready For Possible Dash Bv RICARDO DIAZ HUB RERA United Press Staff Correspondent MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Sunday, Dec. 17.— (UP)—The German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee, her nose pointe ed toward the open sea where a formidable assemblage of Allied warships waited for her, remained at anchor in Montevideo harbor today under circumstances which appeared to indicate no immediate dash for freedom was in prospect. British and German diplomats^    “ continued their battle for a der|* I SOVIOI \riTIV slon favorable to their respective nations In the Uruguayan foreign office, which earlier had set 6 o’clock this evening as the deadline for the Graf Spee to leave the sanctuary into which British cruisers chased It Is Thwarted HELSINKI, Finland, Dec. 16. three i (u p) — An official communique Wed-    tonight said that red army at- nesday.    The    alternative    Is    Intern-    tacks had been crushed with huge ment for    the duration    of    the war.    ]088e# on the southeastern fronts Security admlnlstra- WHM parked with political dyne- through the recommissioning of mite.    about 80 old World war destroy- Two facts stood out: Garner's era, oilers, tenders and other assertion thut he is Iii the 1940 craft for neutrality patrol opera-political race for himself and not tions. VV PA spending $1,4 77,000,000 as a stalking horse to attract dele- The proposed increase to 170,- im f ne isrliA to I oh t ha nea/i t a t hcnte    A    —. ___.    ...in    *__t i ail. _      a this year, is also said to he In line for a slash, although the extent of the projected cut Is not known. Grnnts-ln-ald made under the Serin! SMIUllT board—sums allotted to the st at ca for old age assistance, aid to the blind, and . allotments for dependent children—-are expected to he reduced by IO per cent. For these grants this year there was appropriated $278,000,000. It is not only the emergency bureaus and agencies that are af fee ted, Budgets for the regular departments are also being pruned heavily; a common question minnie under officials in the departments these days Is. "How in the world are we going to operate next year?"—Indicating at least that the word has gone out that some ruthless cutting in to he done. Even such organizations as the old-line research bureaus in the Department of Agriculture, for Instance, have been warned to expect reductions, and to plan the next year's work on the basis of completing all projects now under way hut not to start any new ones. One report has it that such bureaus are slated to receive less than In any year since pre New Deal days Incidentally, certain veteran government employee — "career" men who huve been In service ainee before the New Deal ——take such reports so seriously that they are now quietly looking for jobs elsewhere. One thing that adds to the pessimism of the various bureau and department people is the fact that ' if' these reductions are made by ■ the White House they won’t he able to squawk. When Congress I proposes to slash the appropriation for a given department or ugeney, the officials involved can issue statements protesting that j their essential work will be ruin- , ed. Hut lf the President proposes J the ruts, no one dares to say a word. How far it will go is a question. Next year is an election year, and there is a tendency here to look on these reductions as campaign { material. It is even suggested that they eau he nullified by the simple I process of having bureaus aud I departments simply go ahead aud spend their whole year’s appropriation In the first six or eight months, trusting to a deficiency appropriation — which would be voted after the election was over I -to make up the difference. Congress can checkmate that 1 ^/ery easily, however, by stipulating the rate per mouth at which (Please Turn to Page 8) gate* who might be used to throw 600 men will enable the navy to the nomination to another cand!- operate all its commissioned ships. Including those from the 105 now being constructed which date. The implication was that Gar- Unemployment Work Burden Insupportable when we got married,” says Mrs. Frowen. "Harry trade# his car in every couple of years on another second-hand one. lim*' Payments Buy * Furniture "We’re buying a refrigerator ner s name will Im* placed before go Into active service during the next fiscal year, at their wartime complements to assure maximum efficiency in any emergency It was learned that recommendations will he made to Increase the marine corps from its present 25.000 man strength to 28,000. When President Roosevelt ordered the September increases In the nation's armed strength because voters at state primaries and preferential balloting during the winter and spring. The announcement made Garner the first unequivocal candidate for the 1940 nomination Previously Federal Security Administrator Paul V. McNutt had announced himself as a candidate hut declared he would with draw from the race should Pres!- of    the    limited    national    emergency, dent Roosevelt agree to run for a he    boosted    the    “devil    dogs"    from third term.    (their previous 18,000 men to 25,- There was no such mention of t OOO. a possible withdrawal in event of I a Roosevelt third term candidacy ! in Garner’s declaration. And the point was emphasized by the declaration of E. (J, Germany, leader of the Garner for president forces, who said: "Mr. Garner's name will he before the 1940 democratic national convention and on all the ballots there are " This pointed sharply toward the possibility of a knock-down, drag-out fight In both the pre-convention and convention phases of the campaign In event President Roosevelt should announce himself for a third term. With Garner's name going before voters in preferential and delegate elections, It was noted, pressure) upon President Roosevelt to announce his Intentions tun be expected to increase. The projected increases in the navy and marine corps will leave them considerably short of their full peace time authorization. The limit Is 191,000 men for the navy and one fourth that number for the marine corps. The seriousness with which the navy regards its personnel situation was emphasized in the recent report for the 1939 fiscal year by Acting Secretary Charles Edison who wrote: "Although the allowances prescribed (85 per cent) proved adequate for the peace time training and operations of the individual ships, they are not sufficient to provide for a speedy and efficient mobilization which contemplates the complete and efficient manning of useful combatant ships, In addition to many auxiliaries from the merchant marine." By LYLE U. WILSON United Press Starr Corresoondciit WASHINGTON’. Dec. 16. (UR)— The present burden of unemployment relief is insupportable and I untimateiy would wreck the country, the United States Chamber of Commerce tonight advised its members in a drive for reorganization of relief methods. The coit was estimated at upwards of* $3,-500.000.000 this year. The chamber’s committee on state and local taxation and expenditure made the relief report now circularized. '‘Throughout its discussions,” the report said, "ihe committee has been folly conscious of the need for alleviation of want and distress, and has not questioned the worthiness of the great majority of those now relieving pa Iii ic assistance ♦ i By NKA Service CLEVELAND. O., Dec. 16 — There i« a mathematical spot in tho exact center of economic life in the United States—Harry Frowen. Cleveland motor plant I worker, lives on it with his wife and children. Mr. Frowen Is Mr. Average American come to life. and his I ture is ours, so we can get a nicer; wife is Mrs. American. They’re apartment for the same rent we'd the folks the politicians talk to pay for a small furnished one. aa* n»>nut. the people in the mid-:    “Harry    goes    to    school    one due of everything, a dot on a fl- ) night    a    w*'ek,    lies    learning    to naneial graph turned into flesh and blood; they’re American life Last night it had been believed that the Uruguayan government had not altered its decision, hut today the Impression gained ground In well informed circles that a slight extension of time might be granted. While the diplomats argued and while Adolf Hitler’s nazi representatives here awaited an order as :o whether the 10,000 ton man of war should risk destruction at the hands of the British and French rather than be interned for the duration of the war, the    _______ _____ on time and we’ve almost paid for vessel itself rode at anchor in an    fe£jarai funds, saved crops tile washing machine. The furnl- almost deserted harbor.    an(j    rang#,    itncj valued at nearly Doubt that It wan rexiy for a 0#0 O00 Dr H H Mtn, .tate thru.! at the Allied arm»da »*»•'- ,ntomolo,lit at Moataaa State ing it was suggested by the fact „    •    _#    thft that welders rontlaued to work    •**.    .■**».?y_d.«r. at the task of patchltiK holes torn    JJI,    ,h. I Va I- .i*M..# assbaa', itn11 ho .iv unH Dr. Mills said the 1939 c*in tuit admitted that Russian troops were pressing southward from the Arctic coast toward reinforced Finnish lines near Salmljaervl. Hoppers Do Much Damage BOZEMAN, Der 16.    — least summer’s grasshopper control campaign, which cost Montana counties $35,617.51, exclu- itself. Studies by tho Department of Labor in 54 American cities showed the average American earns $1160 n year, lias a wife s make machine tools und read blueprints. He wants to learn a trade so lie won’t be a laborer all his life.”    , Food? The diet, she sad, Is simple. "The children get a good and two children, lives in a rent- breakfast—orange juice, toast, an rd house and eats dessert once egg and cereal. Harry gets cof- a day. He’s in the very center of the earning scale; half the workers of the country make more, fee. I usually go lighter. At lunch Jack and Elaine have soup, milk and cookies or sandwiches, Harry in the Graf Spec’s hull by six and     .    m oikhI Inch .hill, fro,,, the cml.- P»‘*» *« ,m0«t .needful of mr era which drove her in from the conducted In tho last throe 7*ar» 8,8 three days ako.    from ihe aundpolnt of rewin That Capt. Hana Langsdorff obtained per dollar apont. was preparing for the eventuality Mille attributed auccesa to th** of the dash seemed certain, how- work to two principal factors, ever. Launches shuttled back and He said farmers participated forth to the ship through the more extensively in the campaign night carrying provisions while than ever before, 9,588 spread-the crew labored to make every- Ing poison bait, compared with thing ship-shape inside. Militating against the probabil- half make less. And that’s Harry takes sandwiches and fruit, and I jjy 0f an early thrust seaward w'as Frowen. his wife and the two little Frowens. Here’* .Average Ufo For Average Man Just how is life on $1166 a year? Well, for the Frowens it means health, comfort, some small luxuries ami no leeway. Mr. Frowen qualified for the average over a five year period. Bur the committee said that during which his yearly ineom have something from tile Icebox when I think of It. In (he evening we all have meat, potatoes, vegetables, dessert and coffee.” The Frowens have, been mar- thus adding to the ried eight years. They don’t care Rig trapped in the about Dr. Townsend’s pension plans, and they don't care about the war except in one way; it means mere work, fewer layoffs for the factory the fact that the water level of the Blate river, which forms the harbor of Montevideo, was more than a yard below normal level, danger of be-cliaunel. Possibly offsetting that, danger in the minds of the Germans, however, was the fact that weather conditions were favorable to an attempt to slip out unobserved. (Pleas* Turn to page 3) Dewey Hits At FDR Policies tile De- Western Republicans Decline to Form Regional Organization at Meeting Bv MURK AV AI. MOLEK .regional United Pres# Staff Correspondent time” Frank organization at thb NEW YORK. Dec. 16, (U.R) I District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey charged tonight that the ; "zigzag" policies of the Roosevelt ( administration were to blame for the "sick economy” of the nation and said it was time to | "change doctors.” Present recovery policies lead I “toward contradictory destinations toward nowhere" and must I lie supplanted "by one designed to promote real purchasing power" he told the Pennsylvania society In the second speech of his SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 16.1 '■rmm O. Horton, republican (U.R)—A    regional conference of    ronKressman and national coin- western    republicans late today    m"teernan from Wyoming, took declined    to form r permanent re-    °PPoslUon to tho Enos commit too J campaign    for    the    republican piesi- gional    organization on the    Proposal on the grounds machin-    dentiai    nomination. grounds that such action might be <'r^r should be provided definitely I He listed the following as construed as the erection of a    future regional conferences, some of the tilings we must do: which the proposal suggestion but 1 "Stop being half-wav for a 6 SHOPPING DAYS LEFT "pressure bloc.” The vote on the resolution elided a two-day session here at which all western states except New Mexico and Oregon—were represented. Before the final vote, the conference also passed 13 resolutions, six condemning Roosevelt administration policies and seven making recommendations of possible policy for the 1940 campaign. The recommendations included endorsement of the Dies committee on un-American activities. The proposal not to form a permanent organization resulted in the only disruption of outward unanimity of feeling at the conference. It was made by Charles R. Enos, national committeeman from Colorado and chairman of a BUY CHRISTMAS SEALS conference committee on per man-1 that Dually resulted in elimina-ent organization.    I    Hon of a part of a resolution that In his proposal Enos said that would have said parity payments ‘‘this being only an unofficial con- and soil conservation payments ferenee of republicans generally and the restriction and destruc-from the states concerned and not Hon of crops "does not provide a of official delegates of various 1 publican state organizations do not feel we should assume undertake to perfect a permanent did not say hew would be called. I ‘so, t of ‘peeping socialism and A half-hour’s discussion follow- half-way for private enterprise. od with George AV. Snyder, Utah Get down on one side of the fence, national committeeman, backing Adopt consistent tax policies. Horton, and Lester D. Summer-; Start being whole-heartedly for field. Nevada national committee- ,hf‘ enterprise which makes jobs, man, supporting Enos with the Declare a firm faith in its future aid of Mrs. John E. Hillman, Colo- and back that faith with deeds, rado national committeewoman. 1    2    "Stop    making    vague,    un- The discussion ended when ' founded charges against Ameri-Ward Heller, Wallace, Ida. in- can business men. If any business vited all "officially elected dele- man violates the law, name him. gates to the 1940 national conven- Indict him. fine him, jail him. But Hon to meet in the Idaho conven-I 8toP bringing the whole of a Hon city headquarters the day be-! P*'ouP Into disrepute and dis-fore th© convention and talk I couragement. stop punishing the things over*” Horton had been holding oil; for some formal means of s|tch a pre-convention meeting bul Enos’ proposal carried. Another brief tiff broke out innocent and the guilty alike. 3. "Begin to move toward actual economy and actual entrenchment of unnecessary public expenditure. Stop raising hopes of a balanced budget one day, while advocating spending for its own sake, the npxt day. Admit that excessive public expenditures have to be tapered off gradually. And start doing it. Start just a (pom) tnwiirH unlvonnv Sturt thut I varied hut a trifle from partment of Labor figure 'cause Mrs. Average American does the family budgeting and I most of the buying, (hi.; is Mrs Frowen*# story. Hufrry’s weekly salary would take him out of the $1160 annual income Hass if he worked every day. Rut auto plants close at times, so It pulls his average I down again. No Night Life For '    ’ Mr, .Average Night clubs are out. of course, and so are fancy clothes. Mrs. Frowen has no fin on her winter coat, but she dresses comfortably. Site has two nice dresses. Harry has one Sunday suit, the children - Jackie. 2, and Elaine, 7—are comfortably dressed. The Labor Department found the average* family spend* $38,75 a month for food. Mrs. Frowen buys carefully and gets off for about $35. The average rent is $19. The Frowens pay $26. The Frowens average $2.50 monthly for medical service, $5.50 monthly for recreation, $95 yearly for clothing, $15 yearly for gifts. On paper they have money left over each month. Actually it has gone for incidentals, Like college boys they live more or less’ from week-end to week-end. Harry's job is hard he’s a "trouble shooter" in the rear axle department of a truck factory but come Saturday night Mr. and Mr*, relax and have a swell evening for themselves. Sometimes There's •A Night Out Harry and his wife do the marketing early and have supper with the kids. If ifs really a big night, they call in a neighborhood colored girl to watch the children, and go to a show. On rate occasions the factory ll. A. VV. holds a dance. Most Saturday’s they sit at home and Mrs Harry does the mending while Harry reads western stories. Sunday morning. Harry sleeps until ii. in the afternoon the But bo- happy. There’s a lot of fun to be ha cl on $1160 a year. 12 Year Old Plots To Blow Up School *    I    Untie They love each other and are The sky was overcast and visibility was poor. Last night the Graf Spee’s powerful Diesel engines were tuned up and her nose was pointed toward tile sea pending word from the chancellery. Shortly before I a. rn. the for-office closed hut activity con'd aboard the Graf Spee. Captain Langsdorff had gone ashore REDDING, Cal., Dec 16 (UR)— at 12:30 a. rn. in one of the war-Authorities tonight found three ship’s launches, sticks of dynamite under the La- j      —    .......—... tona school building, three miles south of here, and took into custody a 12 year old “bad boy” who said he had plotted to blow up the school and poison a teacher. The juvenile plot was nipped in the bud after one of three child conspirators became frightened und told his parents of the plan. only 3.068 using bait in 1938. His second reason wa* cooperation in working relationships between the various federal, state and county organizations and individuals. Cooperating in the control project were the federal bureau of entomology and plant quarantine, Indian service, Montana extension service, reclamation service, WPA, CCC, division of grassing. county governments and Individuals. (U.R) — Monday Roosevelt Won’t Comment on Vice-Prexv’s Running: Jan Freighter Is Examined LONDON, Dec. 16. (UR)—Th*,* Japanese freighter Sanyo Mara, carrying German goods and Apparently testing the Allied blockade of exports from the reieh, was examined tonight by British blockade control officers. Tile Sanyo Maru arrived ofi 'he British coast from Rotterdam after a sudden intensification of sea war that claimed ten more merchant ships in two days. HYDE PARK, N Y , Dec. 16. (UR) — President Roosevelt to-I night declined to comment on Vice President John N. Garner’s announcement. Garner’s statement, issued In ! Uvalde, Tex., was read to the • president here by a White House 'secretary, William Hassett. He reported that there was no comment from the president. The president’s silence recalled his statement on Inquest Into Man’s Death GLENDIVE, Dec. 16. An inquest will be held in the death of William Medtke. about 35, county officials said today. Medtke died of a gunshot wound inflicted at his parents’ home seven miles north of here Friday. Officers said he apparently became despondent when he learned his former wife *wa§ to re-marry and shot himself with a small-caliber gun. Medtke had been employed by the state highway department and was laid off a few days ago. REATHER Bulletin prepared by the U. 8. weather bureau office at Havre, Saturday, Dec. 16, 1939. Maximum -.............................. 59 Minimum ..............-................ 91 arriving' ’here    I«mPdatura It *1IO    P_ m. ...... 61 yesterday from Washington that if he were to comment on the various candidates, first one man and then another, eventually the press would have the full story by this process, and that he was too «un ,e, ^ t *"* old and experienced to fall for j    ..... that. He said 25 or 30 years ago Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 5:30 p. m............OO Barometer Reading At 5:30    a.    rn.    Saturday ...... 27.25 At 5:30    p.    rn.    Saturday ...... 27.07 8:09    a. rn. 4:23    p. rn. British ‘authorities were under- ^ nijKht have, but now now. He stood to be conducting a normal examination of Hie Japanese ship despite Japanese threats of retaliation against tile Allied double blockade. The examination may continue until Sunday night. British sources stated firmly that the blockade on German exports will be applied to all ships, Including the Japanese freighter, regardless of the outcome. made the statement when asked his views, as a liberal, on the assertion of Secretary of Interior likes that liberals would not support Paul V. McNutt, federal security administrator. MONTANA FORECAST By U. S. AVeather Bureau Cloudy today. Stores Open Three Nights 'This Meek I*roun III NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (U.R) I Hey wood Broun, president of the    ———— {American Newspaper Guild and    Havre stores will remain open    _____________ New York Post columnist, was    until 9 p. rn- on Thursday, Friday !    genHl’e Saak    Dec    16 “still very critically ill” tonight. Und Saturday evenings this com-    ’ He is In Darkness pavilion with    ing week to enable all late shop-    DEATH pneumonia complicated by a    pers to complete their Christmas j    Dannie    Frank    Butler, five, Chi I heart condition.    'buying.    I    nook,    Dec.    16, VITAL |T STATISTICS MA JUD AGK LICENCES Loreu irgens, 21, Havre, and I Carmen Riede, 23, Billings, Dec. 16. Joe LaDeau, 23, Rocky Boy, 1 and Elsie Bushie, Box Eider, , Dec. 16. I Paul Kalmrlng. 26, Senate, Sask., and Margaret Duke, 27, ;