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Billings Gazette (Newspaper) - February 7, 1939, Billings, Montana F Montana weather Snow flurries tuesday wednesday generally fair with warmer East of Divide. Vol. . 96. Final morning edition Wyoming weather Snow and much colder tuesday wednesday partly Cloudy. Associated press Billings Montana tuesday february 7, 1939. United press Price five cents. Charges try to quiet policy Row report loyalists seeking peace terms planes going to England Negrin is said to have demanded but -. Moral guarantees from Franco forces refugees pour across Border prance is facing big problem of unload ing thousands that have escaped Spain Perpignan feb. 6. # l Julio Alvarez Del Vayo the Spanish government s f o r e i g n minister conferred with French and British representatives in the be Perthus p o l i c e station monday night and from Diplo Matic sources it was Learned the possibility of surrendering to in surgent general Franco was considered. Premier Juan Negrin of Spain did not attend the conference. It was said he had suggested the meeting but had returned to Spanish soil at noon sending Del Vayo. To meet the French ambassador to Spain Ralph Stevenson. None of the conferees would discuss their talk. From other diplomats however it was Learned that Negrin departing far from his original stand of resist Ance to. The bitter end in Central Spain Hail demanded Little More than moral guarantees from the insurgents As has condition for surren Dering. The guarantees requested were said to be 1 no reprisals against government leaders who would fall into1 insurgent Power As a result of the mass sur Render at Madrid Valencia Alicante and All other centers of government resistance. ,2. General Franco s formal Assur ances that All italian and German influence would be1 banished from Spain by the insurgents. Another meeting May be held with the British and French envoys later monday with Negrin participating. The British and French representatives immediately telephoned their foreign offices. It was assumed the British foreign office would immediately communicate with Franco at Burgos several weeks ago general Franco announced no foreign Power would have a voice in the affairs of a victorious insurgent Spain. The Issue is of grave concern to France and Britain who fear italian and Ger while debate rages in Washington Over the president s old to democracies policy through Sale of fighting planes the first of 250 planes bought by the British government Are loaded on barges at Brooklyn above preparatory to shipment a to England continued on Page 2, column 5. I notice in the Gazette the weather. Local weather report. Data for 24 hours ending at 5 30 p. Yesterday furnished by United states weather Bureau station at municipal air Dort. Temperature at 5 30 a. 21 temperature at 5 30 p. I maximum 25 minimum 0 mean temperature 12 relative humidity at 5 30 a. 78 per cent relative humidity at 5 30 p. 97 per cent precipitation none barometric pressure it Elevation of 3570.49 feet at 5 30 a. 25.95 inches at 5 30 p. -25.90 inches character or Day Cloudy Sunrise today at 7 31 . Sunset at 5 26 . Moonrise today at 8 49 . Moonset at. B 13 a. T state weather report. Helena. Feb. 6. �1maximum and minimum temperature and precipitation in the following cities or the last 24 hours ended at 6 o clock monday night re ported Here vere Havre Helena. Kalis cell holes City Cheyenne Denver Boise Boston Calgary Chicago Galt St a Jacksonville Kansas City los Angeles Minneapolis new Yort Omaha Portland Salt Lake City san Francisco Spokane Seattle Winston Max. Min. Pier. .05 .15 .0924 10 46 47 42 34 -14 33 70 82 52 53 22 44 46 44 33 52 32 42 -10 20 18 2 18 20 32 24 -22 34 58 64 33 46 16 28 23 40 it so 28 40 -18 $1,580 ,670 is Cut from demands made by. A Economy tendency prevails. Washington feb. 6. A the appropriations committee sent the third Money Bill or the new Congress to the House monday and for the third time showed its sentiment for econ omy by holding the total below the amount recommended by the presi Dent and the budget Bureau. The 81,898,512,769 recommended by the committee for operations of the government s Independent agencies in the year beginning july l was 81,580.670 less than the sum suggested by the administration. Nevertheless it was 8298.000,000 More than was appropriated for the agencies for the current fiscal year. The Tennessee v a l l e y authority took 81.000.000 of the Cut and the social Security Board $500,000. Appropriations commit Tecimen said the measure provided Little Opportunity to effect real Economy because such items As the $561,093,000-pro posed for the veterans administration and 8350.000,000 for social Security the largest in the Bill were in the nature of fixed annual expenses. Earlier in the session the commit tee with the House subsequently backing it up had trimmed 8150. 000,000 from the amount president Roosevelt requested for Relief and More than $2,000,000 from the total recommended for the first deficiency appropriation Bill. As soon As the Independent offices measure reached the House representative Wigglesworth. Republican Massachusetts began assailing the continued on Page 2. Column 8. W y o m i n g senator moves in interests of Harmony sales tax a l to t nears. Cheyenne wyo., feb. 6. I sen Ator Thomas than Buffalo withdrew his Republican re apportion ment measure from Senate consideration monday in the interests of the Republican majority floor Leader in a Surprise move suddenly withdrew his Bill s. P 30, which would have reduced the Senate from 27 members to g3, just a few moments before the. Senate was scheduled to consider the proposal on third and final Reading. The Bill was approved for final passage last Friday after consider Able debate which saw the smaller counties aligned against the four arge counties Sheridan Sweetwater Laramie and Natrona who would Lave lost a senator each under Chain s proposal. On a standing vote senators favored passage of the ensure. There would have been a close Yote and possibly some antagonism would have Arisen which would have worked against Harmony in the sen ate for the remainder of the ses icon than told the associated 3ress after his Surprise motion. Senator than offered no explant Lon of his move on the floor of the Enate however. Than whose measure was not administration sponsored has worked or several sessions for Reapp Ortlon ment in the Senate and heard his 111 described Friday by senator Nils Earson Democrat Sheridan As than s the proposal would continued on Page 2, column 6. Vital statistics. Births. Boy. Mrs. Medvin Ludett. 9 Adams Street. Mrs. Ralph Lockhart 721 North Slot ninth Street. Marriage licenses. Robert j. Mcialw. 21. And either a Buchanan 21, both of thermos Ali a. James d. Campbell Over 31. Mcdora n. D., and Vernim no tilt Beck Over is. Dickinson n. Samuel t. Sutic. 23. Ellen ctr and Marian Marl endow 21, rave icon to. To kurd Hubert Henry Cajon Over 21, and Laverna Urac Barnet Over 31, both. Of Timnit. Side Speed plot against Britain is aired in court f t Ondon feb. 6. # a Bow Street court hearing produced a description monday of what appeared to be the biggest plot to Force the British out of Ireland since the anti British violence Chamberlain action follows quickly 01 Rome statement 01 soldiers in Spain Plain warning is Given ital any threat to Vita interests of French will find Britain a ally of neighbor by tic associated press t Ondon feb. 6.prime min la ister Chamberlain pledge before a cheering House of com Mons monday that any threat t the vital interests of France would find Britain solidly be world War ally. His statement come on a any o swiftly moving Spanish development in which Spanish insurgent Nul Horl ties were reported reliably to have in formed the British government Thel Pence terms wore unconditional sur Render of the Spanish government. It had been authoritatively do closed earlier that Britain and franc Wero making a fresh attempt t mediate the civil War and subsequently Spanish government official in France arranged to meet Bra Tull and French envoys. This latter move gave Rise to Becu int Lon on Tho possibility that the Spanish government might modify it terms in the Hope of ending the twi and one half year old War Tho pledge of Aid to France in made just Ono Day of tar Public Atli in Rome of indications that Premie Mussolini intended to k e e p i italian troops in Spain after the end of Tho civil War despite Tho Promise to Tako them out at any time if no earlier. In what Fie Mcd it Plain warding to Italy that she could not press her colonial claims against Franco to the Point of War without bringing All the forces of Britain to France s old Chamberlain said in reply to a ques Tion which was based on a statement by French foreign minister Georges Bonne according to m y information Bonnet s statement in the French chamber of deputies of january 20 Wos that in Case of a War in which Tho two countries were involved All the forces of great Britain would be it Tho disposal of France just As nil forces of France would be at Tho disposal of great Britain this is in Complete accordance with the views of the British govern ment. It is impossible to examine in de Tail All the hypothetical cases which might Nelse but i feel bound to make it plan in that the Solidarity of interest by which prance and this country Are United is such that any threat to thu vital interest of France from what Ever Quarter it came must evoke the immediate cooperation of this coun try the prime minister s statement apparently envisaged a Large British expeditionary Force being sent to the continent As in the world War in addition to air and naval ans stance. General Franco s peace terms of unconditional surrender were re ported communicated to the British government in a refusal of a British offer to mediate on the basis of a qualified offer by the Spanish government. The. Latter s peace overtures were said to have been based on a guar Antee that the insurgents remove italian and German influence in their affairs and consent to elect a new government for Spain by plebiscite. Italy s intention of keeping Hor troops in Spain until a political is Well As military Victory was won by the insurgents was indicated sunday by the authoritative fascist editor Var Alnio Gayda the fascist interpretation of what the italians consider the Mission of their troops in Spain alarmed Britain and prance because of the fascist Campaign to Force territorial and other Conics Slob from France in the Mediterranean and Africa vote on Roberts for Virginia judgeship is 72 to 9 claim step objection Al. Qualifications did not figure president draws up promised letter As his candidate loses upper House okeh. John m. . To Washington feb. 0. F f Vav without a word of debate and by the top heavy vote of 72 to 9, the Senate monday scuttled president Koos Ovelt s recommendation for filling a District judge ship in Virginia. Thus Tho Veteran senator Carter 31ass and his y o u n g e r colleague Harry Byrd v i r g 1 n 1 a democrats emerged victorious. From a lengthy fight with Tho Wilto House and1 Tho Senate made Plain its intention to keep a firm hold on Tho Fil l ing o those jobs with which its members Are directly concerned. More or less the incidental victim of Tho controversy was former Cor ii oration judge Pluyd 11. Roberts of Bristol a appointed by or. Roose velt to Tho District judge shop lost summer. All sides agreed there was no question of Roberts qualifications involved thu Issue senators said Wai simply whether the president should to permitted to make an appoint ment to which both. Senators of the state objected. On Tho ground that Roberts was named to i l l Tho place As a re Niko to them for not supporting administration legislative proposals 31ass and byrd1 had declared Tho Nom nation to to personally offensive of them. This plea last week won a recommendation from Tho Senate judiciary com Matteo that the nomination to los approved. When it was called up n the Senate monday Only senator Morris Independent Nebraska a con i stunt supporter of Tho. President my anything to say and his remark wan limited to a request for a Roll All vote. On hearing of the Senate vote resident Roosevelt started drafting letter to Roberts. He had Bald recently that if Roberts was not ran irm cd he would Send him a Letler would to right interesting. The Etter will not Public before tuesday at the earliest. Norris and eight democrats voted or confirmation. Tho eight wore majority Leader Barkley of Kentucky Lobo of Mississippi Lee of Oklahoma ecly of West Virginia Pepper of Lorida Schwartz o f w y o m i n Mathura or now Jersey and Ashurst arb Ona. Twenty Ono republicans one farm a no Orlton and 50 democrats voted against confirmation. The 50 in Udud Many who normally support proposals soon after o outcome was announced some of he latter group hastened to explain by they voted As they did. Senator Ellendor Democrat Loula a the vote Means nothing cd ept that the Senate thinks it hns craves More Freedom of the 31 cais Symbol Rcd by these plot Iii of Tom and Rorm Mooney prison Bro separated them today within a few Short Wecken or liberation for which mrs. Mooney fought until singly to lot Tho do Norco court make Tho separation filial thus adding1 a dra Matic Post prison can poor to the american Dreyfus Bill to make a v a i l Able 75,000 Emer gency fund Okeed penal Bill noticed. Helain. Fei. 1.mt an emergency appropriation of 76,00o for imme Diate Hob of Tho needy throughout Tho state Tia rushed through Tho Montana hound of representative Molny. The Zippro Printon wan Todd a fief i t re to depart it it Over until the Start of in feb Cal year rights with local Cut senator Adams Democrat Colo do. Who is sometimes critical of and proposals said Tho vote uld not be construed is Anta on tic to the p r e s l d c n t. It merely owed that the Senate Means to sex Cine a hat it regards As its Peroga pc under the of the twenties. Twelve persons accused of complicity in a. Wave of bombings and sabotage which has swept Britain since mid january were held for fur ther hearings february 14. They hardly had left the court room when a mysterious Telephone voice warned officials the Bow Street police court would to blown up. The Story of the alleged plot to matter British morale by widespread and continued sabotage was related by the prosecutor it the Bow Street hearing. Threatening Active intervention in Britain s military of commercial life unless British forces were withdrawn from Ireland. Bombings began Janu Ary 16. The prosecutor said the plan was discovered in a search of the Home of Michael o shei arid declared that among other things it proposed legitimate destruction or sabotaging of air plane factories or stores and Muni Tion factories of stores of vital importance to the rearmament of great Britain the alleged plan designated Asp it also a said to have proposed "8." was attributed to the outlawed a wide Range 6f destructive activity British hating Irish Republican army. It gave details of an ultimatum sent to foreign Secretary Viscount Halifax l o against key industries and Public services. It described government offices As a legitimate by i Izzard s Block highways in Oregon Portland ore., feb. ,0/bliz Zards and squalls closing in on Oregon monday blocked highways damaged Power facilities and disrupted plane schedules. Snow removal equipment was mobilized in the Klamath Falls District in South Central Oregon to protect roasts from wind blown Snow. In Eastern Washington the Winter s heaviest Snow piled up More than six inches before 10 a. Tho Columbia River Highway carry ing the greatest Burden of motor traffic Between Eastern and Western Oregon was closed at the Monger Tunnel when a mass of Earth and rocks crashed from a High Cliff. A Southwest Gale toppled Trees and disrupted Telephone service on Tho coast a University of Oregon Stu Dent flagged automobile traffic with n flashlight after a 80,000-Volt trans Mission line fell across a Street at eur Gunc. Urist reports spa workers Are worst traffic violators Cleveland. Fob a in t safety director Eliot Ness monday night called a meeting of via official and Law enforcement officials to consider a report by municipal judge Perry a Frey that 80 per cent of the persons charged with the More serious traffic violations Are via workers. Intoxicated and reckless driving and dangerous speeding were cited As the serious violations in judge Frey s report to a citizens traffic committee. Meanwhile judge Burt i. Griffin chief Justice of the municipal court declared that Tho same class supplied a Large percentage of All types of Misdemeanour cases. The problem is an acute one Ness said because if a spa worker is sentenced to the workhouse it be comes necessary for his family to go on March Tho Money in for funeral Relief Only. The emergency Bill ii. A 380, a fun Bent to the Sci Mac on it f l rut l vote of m to 0. Tho Hirji Jefic Mcnuity if Tor noon a Ufi taken up fur the Mot part a Khz routine tuesday a Eft Init i l l begin at i i it. In. Hie emergency wan brought out of commit tar with a favourable report and Nln ced on Gen eral orders without bal nth printed paused on general order it wan con a tiered correctly Nero retd and put Ioctl on third Reading for f Ina l Pao Riffe of Tho appropriation committee will the appropriation 1 of major importance Unco Relief fund arc getting Low and several continued on Pae 2, column 3. Mother of two year old girl was visit ing neighbor Hurt attempting Rescue. Her Dan Ucb 0. Special Hetty Litton 2-Ycar-Oid daughter of or Natl or a ilex a. Litton was Brunei to death in a Blanfo which def troyed to family Homo Here Montiy it tar noon Tho fire believed to have by Artel rom a Coal flt Ove Van uncovered it 45 , by Tho Nulf boyhood Tho children whoa not Knob Wero not Learned Wen reported to Lavo opened the door of Tho Bonne if tar Biel Nuj Timok a but were afraid Catt a to re Cue Tho. Child. The haute made from a Railroad Boxcar Nufi a Maun of f Lamen when firemen Irr Vlf Idor Litton visiting it the Lio if a neighbor when the for Etlar act led serious cuts when she broke a window in a vain attempt to enter to building and Ruscito the child. Three other children Vav Innis Iton ild. Hand loin 12, were at school when pro Fiti irked. All Tho family s except he clothes they wore were vat Royce n the fire pass Tva probe fund Hitler aide of italian Libya feb. An additional 329,000 approprfatl6n for Tho joint committee investigating the Valley authority received final Congo clonal approx i monday. At the request of Thom Jan. Democrat Texas commit tee member the House quickly panned a Bill for the Money which Tho Senate already had approved. It now goes to Tho Wyllo House. Rome feb. 6. In the chief of Adolf Hitler s Brown shirted torm troops started monday on a tour to italian Libya s Frontier with French controlled Tunisia keeping in the foreground Hitler s Promise of Aid to Italy in Case of War. Hitler made the promo pc in he january 30 Rel Ettag Udd Reu Viktor Lute chief of staff of the Nail torm troops left for Sicily Oil Hon Way to Libya to be hit Gunt of Italo Balbo. He flow from Komo to Palermo. Tho trip will take Lune to had Mack on Libya s Frontier with Tho French North african protectorate Tunisia which fascists covet. Following up press indications that italian troops would remain in Spain after an insurgent military Victory and until political Victory had deed achieved Fascetta Ald this was in Accord with insurance to Britain that italian legionnaires would to with drawn when the War was won. Tho Accord by last april 16 has nothing to do with this declared the newspaper la 8tnmp�"lethhostrategists of qual d orsay French foreign of Lea got that in their Heads right Stompf said italian forces in tended to stand watch in. Spain against political intrigues of cer Tain foreign Powers against Tho urgent re Elmo. Resorts to Long recesses of Senate to prevent action on f. R. Foreign moves clarification to be demanded accuses president of giving military in formation despite protests of army. In a s h i n o t o n e b. 6.- in senator nyc Republican North Dakota accused administration leaders monday of be sorting to lengthy Lecossey of the Senate to k e e p the explosive Issue of foil in to l icy from by isling on the Senate floor. When Tho brim to met monday sen Ator dark boy tile major Ltd floor Leader Luu told it through us routine by Knobb and then called for a recess until Thui Edny. Thoro had been a cry indication Tinl n Downto on for Olfin Al Lis would pop up. A Fow minutes inter Nyo told to Lio torn that in his opinion the so Long recesses wore Oil Deco of a do Olio to Eon if this thing won t Drift it soil out " Bill thin situation will hot to Pound cd to Dlo until Theio la n ideation of Tho presidents for a Lii policy to added. In addition Nyo accused Tho Art of giving military advantages to fool ii in Talonn Over Tho protest of Tho any of general staff Anil Asro Teil that publication of Tho record of Trio Nonato military off Ali s committee which Nao Boon inv Ostl git Liik t h o s a 1 o of War plans to Pronco would demonstrate this to to True. Tho pre Cut Row wan precipitated by Tho i Yon Cli Flo. President Hoso Volt called Tho committee to the Wilto Hub joint tuesday Woro Tho membership to secrecy and embarked upon of foreign policy. Somo of Tho members came Awny with the distinct impression that or. Too Covolt proposed to give american anal Flanco to Tho democracies of eur Ropo in the acquisition of armaments. So great wan Tanir resulting con Provorny that on Friday Tho chief executive told a press conference that foreign policy had undergone no change and still rested upon a basis of neutrality and Trade with All. A new dispute Turoso immediately 3vor whether there Wero discrepancies Between what Tho president told Tho committed and what to told the press conference. Senators Clark. Democrat Tel mourn nil Bridges Republican. Few Hampshire demanded that Slanco or. Roosevelt had told bin version to committee members to permitted .0 toll the Lars. Monday chairman Pittman demo crat Nevada of Tho Senate foreign Clat Lons committee said he could Seo no objection to making Public most Henf that were said at or. Boosey Elt n meeting with Tho committee. B Jold wind brings 21 degree drop with Jef 3 hours monday. Mercury in Billings thermometers lunged 2l degrees in three hours monday afternoon and then con Nudd to Settle slowly is. A cold ind swept in from the Northwest ringing c o l d e r temperatures and now to most sections of the state the temperature was officially re or cd As seven below at 11 30.pm, and still falling. It had been "21 Ove at 3 .-and dropped to Zero y 0 . Cut Bank had the lowest tempera Uro in at 5.30 p. M., with degrees below Zero. Other regions porting below Zero temperatures in Udud great Falls 12 below Lewis in 10 below Havre eight below and port Peck four below. The United states weather Bureau Here e p o r t c d the storm was moving jut Hward and probably would hit to Ming tuesday. Temperatures in yom Rig monday r e m a i n e d Well Bovo Zero Billings had but a Light flurry of now during Tho. Day and Early eve ing but storms Over Tho Western and Northern sectors of Montana Rols up cd plane service Northwest air nes had no ships flying West of Ere All Day but Eastern flights were l schedule. Inland air lines was be rating South of Tho City but no ams flew the Billings great Falls in monday. Highways wore reported Slippery or the state and Montana Highway Atrul officers urged motorists to Xor olso caution in Thor driving. No Rylous accidents., had been reported urling. The Day. L continued on Pago 1, column 2.

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