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Billings Gazette (Newspaper) - May 8, 1939, Billings, Montana Montana weather generally far monday and tues Day warmer monday and East portion tuesday. S Isette Wyoming weather partly Cloudy monday and tues Day warmer West and North portion monday and East Portola tuesday. Final morning edition vol. I no. 186. Associated press Billings Montana monday May 8, 1939. United press Price five cents. Italy Germany to sign military pact Senate to consider agriculture Bill Rooseve l t is slated Complete d r a f t of interdepartmental reorganization plan foreign policy Battle is seen War Secretary Wood ring to testify be f o r e committee on Neu t r a l i t y plans. Washington May 7. In without relaxing the Vigi Lance is Ruth which it has pursued the twin issues of neutrality and National defense Congress will take time out monday to con Sider doing something handsome in the Way of $832,000,000 in subsidy p a y m e n t a for the Farmer. While the Senate is taking up the $1,216,528,000 agriculture department appropriations Bill the House will Speed its final consideration of the $770.000,000 n a v y appropriations measure which includes funds for starting construction of two monster 45,000-ton battleships. Meantime president Roosevelt is scheduled to Complete at a conference with his legislative advisers the draft of an interdepartmental reorganization order expected to be his final proposal of this nature for this session of Congress. The order will shift some bureaus from one department to another but there has been no hint As to what changes Are contemplated. Reorganization orders become effective 60 Days after being sent to Congress unless both houses disapprove. Farm leaders expected Little Senate opposition to the huge agricultural appropriations Bill having averted a threatened split in the farm Block by including 9113,000,000 for crop sur plus removal operations along with $225,000,000 for so called parity payments. Both of these items were added to the House approved figure of �500,000,000 for soil conservation pay ments. As approved by the Senate commit tee the Bill carries s381.000.0oo More continued on Page 2, column 1. I notice in the Gazette the weather. Local weather report. Data for 25 hours a done at 530 a. Yesterday furnished by United Stales weather Bureau station at municipal air port a temperature at 5 30 a. Temperature at 5 30 p. Maximum minimum mean temperature T relative humidity at 5 30 a. 58 per cent relative humidity at 5 30 p. 53 per cent precipitation Trace barometric pressure at Elevation of 35to.49 fact at 5 30 a. 26.10 inches at 5 30 p. 26.32 inches character or Day Cloudy Sunrise today at 4 = a Lio Odrisc today at 11 08 Moonset at 7 4 m state weather report. Helena. Minimum temp Ratu in the following cities ended at 6 o clock ported Here were Havre Helen. Kalispell Miles City Bozeman Cut Bank forr peer go endive great Falls Levis town Malta Poplar Denver Boise Boston Calgary Chicago calves ton Jacksonville Kansas City los Angeles Minneapolis nrt.1 York Omaha Portland Salt Lake City san Francisco Spokane Seattle Willis ton a maximum a n d ire and precipitation for the last 24 hours sunday night re Max. Min. Prec. A 4? .0156 62 56 56 60 65 65 scottish rite masons to Convene today attendance sets record at better Homes show Here 13,910 persons attend opening of annual event will be open monday tuesday and wednesday evenings. Kill records for opening Day attendance at the better Homes a. Show were smashed sunday As 13,910 persons attended the opening of the eighth annual event at the Midland Empire fair grounds auditorium. Residents from throughout the Midland Empire were represented in the Large attendance. Officials re ported that of 5,103 cars which entered the Fairgrounds 428 bore Wyo Ming License plates. Attendance was greatest at about 4 p. M., when All available parking space near the exposition building was occupied. Exhibitors were enthusiastic about the interest so Iowa in All exhibits which ranged from Model houses and landscaping to All types of Home furnishings appliances and building supplies. The better Homes show will be open three evenings this week Mon Day through wednesday starting at 7 p. Each night. No charge for admission will be made. The record attendance sunday afternoon indicated that 1939 will be an other great year for Home building and remodelling in this area officials of the exposition said. Thirty two exhibitors Are participating in the 1939 show giving a comprehensive exhibit to provide in formation on Home building Decora Tion furnishings and landscaping. The show is sponsored by the Billings Gazette cooperating with Billings building and household Supply establishments. A feature of the Many varied Dis plays is a Montana Homeland exhibit which includes a huge photo graph 22 feet Long and 8 feet High of St. Mary s Lake in Glacier National Park taken by b. W. Byerly official photographer for montanans inc. Another exhibit is an 18-foot enlarge ment of a photograph taken from the Summit of the bed Lodge Cooke City Highway showing a View which in continued on Page 2, column 3. Senate bourbons fear party fights May Hurt 1940 chances. 43 32 16 6 33 32 43 43 12 w 54 34 64 to 66 58 52 56 70 54 52 40 50 44 50 46 vital statistics. Deaths. Andrew e. Pox. 515 South thirty fourth y Hooks 68, 318 North thirteenth Street. Births. B is. Mrs. Joe Muny fun 224 North Twenty sixth Street. Mrs. Henry Girdwood 1314 fifth Street mrs John Williams. 722 North seventeenth Street. Mrs. N. C. Wagner. 731 Terry Avenue. Girl. Mrs Leland Premo Bridger. Mrs. A thur Possum route 1, by flints. Fire fire in car owned by n. 0. A Cerf 213 Avenue a Al i p. A Sunder. Oleate Washington May 7. In a group of influential Senate democrats concerned that party squabbles May damage democratic chances in 1940, were reported sunday to be consider ing calling a Harmony meeting at which differences could be threshed out. The idea bras said to have originated with chairman Brown demo crat. Michigan of the senatorial Campaign committee in the belief that if members of the party those who fought bitterly on opposite sides of the supreme court and government reorganization b a t t l e s last year would sit Down together and talk Over their varying views of party problems they might be Able to come to an understanding. Asked about the report. Brown said he probably would Call a meeting soon of democrats representing divergent wings of the party. One Loyal administration supporter senator Schwellenbac Democrat Washington said he Felt that much of the Intra party bitterness already was disappearing. The old factional lines Are Braak eng he told reporters. Sena tors Are generally More cordial and Friendly to each other and by the next session there should be general Harmony in the British Royalty s North american Highway Anglo soviet negotiations for Accord Are reported to be at d e l i c a t e stage. London Merit that May Italy 7. Up Ann ounce and Germany Hart decided to become allies in a formal military pact was interpreted Here sunday night As a blow against the British French front. This crushed lingering Hopes in some quarters or the British govern ment of driving a wedge Between the Rome Berlin Axis partners by weaning Italy away from her Friend ship with Germany. At the same time there were unofficial reports of a possible break Down in the prolonged negotiations Between Britain and soviet Russia designed to bring the soviet Union into the French British line up. The italian German decision came at a delicate stage in the negotiations Between London and Moscow. I Italy sent a note saturday to Moscow answering what was said to be Russia s demand that Britain and France join her in a triple Alliance. Unofficial reports Here said Britain refused to go that far and had offered that the three Powers guarantee Central and Southern Europe s Small states against aggression. Of reports that Germany might demand a plebiscite in her dispute with Poland Over the free City of Danzig it was said in informed Brit ish quarters that it would be up to Poland to decide what stand to take. Britain following her pledge to Aid Poland in defense of any Throat against polish Independence has insisted that it is for Poland alone to decide when her Independence is threatened. But since Danzig is More than 90 per cent German some b servers expressed belief that Britain might urge Poland to try to con Ciliate in the event that hostilities threatened Over the Issue. London s negotiations with Turkey on a defensive pact meanwhile were reported to have progressed rapidly but it was believed that no announce ment of a formal agreement would be made at least unt i l the conclusion of the British russian conversations following talks in Ankara. Turkey 200 members and 50 candidates for de Grees Are expected to attend sessions. Program opens with reception Impe r i a l potentate Rahn will a t t end Al Bedoor shrine ceremonial Here Friday a approximately 200 Scot to Tish rite masons and 50 candidates for scottish rite de Grees will Convene in Billings monday for the thirty third re Union of the Lodge organization. The reunion and conferring of scottish rite degrees will continue through thursday and will be Fol Lowed on Friday by the annual ceremonial of Al Bedoor shrine Temple. Andrew a. D. Rahn of Minneapolis minn., Imperial potentate of the shrine will be a guest at the ceremonial marking the second time in the history of Al Bedoor shrine that an Imperial potentate has attended a ceremonial Here. Masons from her Dan Laurel round up red Lodge and other communities in this Vicinity Are expected to attend opening sessions of the four Day re Union monday. Billings Lodge of perfection will have charge of conferring degrees monday. Officers of the Lodge Are Frank evangelist a venerable master William Jones senior Warden Martin j. Kamrud Junior Warden Peter Peterson orator Edward a. Nodler Almoner Earl v. Clone Secretary David j. Brumbaugh treasurer Ben Jamin e. Cardwell master of ceremonies Ralph h. Gebhardt expert George e. Settergren assistant expert James w. Salsbury Captain of the Host and Joseph w. Naiome tiler. The program will open at 0 a m. Monday at the masonic Temple with a reception for visitors and Candi continued on Page 2, column 2. Continued on Page 2, column 4. June 11-18 is set As anti War week Washington. May 7.07 the National committee to keep America out of foreign wars called on All americans sunday to june 11-18 As keep America out of for sign wars week. Ministers were urged to Appeal from their pulpits for a cessation of the War propaganda and hysteria that has been spreading like wildfire throughout the representative f i s Republican new York is chairman of the organization. Pope Pius Xhu Renews Appeal for peace Vatican City May 7.iffipope Pius Xii renewed his a peal sunday for that peace so ardently desired by uneasy humanity As announcement of a German italian military Al Liance caused fear of new tension in Europe. The Pope s plea was made in speech delivered in f r e n c h and this message sunday however gave of i. I no indication of the nature of any broadcast from Vatican City to the l diplomatic moves by the Vatican and eucharistic Congress at Algiers Al j the Vatican Luelf remained silent on eerie the subject. It followed a week of conferences the Pope again exhorted the world Between papal Nuncio and govern ment officials in various european capitals reputedly in carrying out the holy father s Endeavor to find. Means of assuring the continent j sea list Buji outbreak i War to Pray for the peace promised to men of Good will peace in souls troubled by the appeals and seductions or false doctrines peace among nations t r e m b l i n g in unceasing anxiety will Convene again today in. Effort to r e a c h agreement. New York May 7.f#jbituminous Coal operators and Union representatives spurred by a cell from presi Dent Roosevelt to reach a Quick Solu Tion or their deadlocked contract negotiations held scattered individual conferences sunday but adjourned the negotiating committee session set for sunday afternoon unt i l monday. The conferees have been stalemated for two months Over a closed shop Issue an impasse that brought Idle Ness to approximately 460,000 miner.1 in 26 states Over the week in after a Stop work order was issued by John l. Lev is president of the United mine workers of America c. I. Of. Practically All Hope for an agree ment had been abandoned saturday unt i l the president took an Active part by telegraphing or. John e. Stelman head of the United states department of labor conciliation serv ice that both sides sit Down with the intention to reach a fair Honor Able and workable the Royal route of King George and Queen Elizabeth through Canada and Tho United states is shown Here. They sailed for America saturday. Collegian wanted in a r i z o n a is taken into c u s t o d y by sheriff in Tennessee Johnson City tenn., my 7. I sheriff Earl sell announced sunday the arrest of 22-year-old Robert m. Burgunder jr., who in charged in Phoenix ariz., with i l l ing two automobile salesmen. The youth a handsome dark haired collegian n d m i t t o d his identity the sheriff Bald Niter lie wan taken into custody is he Lef t the first Christian Church sunday morning where he had attended services. However Young Bergunder denied to the sheriff that he wan the Slayer of Jack Peterson and Ellis m. Koury whose bodies were found in a lonely Wash near Phoenix last Friday after they had gone on a trip to Demon Strate an automobile. Bergunder told sheriff sell he would fight extradition but. The sheriff prepared to take him to Knox Lluc tcnn., where he will turn Burgunder Over to Phoenix officers who will arrive Here Early monday morning by plane. A Reward of 5250 for the capture of Bergunder dead or wan offered by the Staci of Ari Ona. Bergunder was paroled land. F a i l from a Washington state reformatory where to was serving a Rentt nce for a drug store robbery. state teachers College unti l he could f i n d a place to stay. He planned to Register at the College. Sunday morning Charlie Dubbs told me Burgunder awakened him continued on Page 2, column 6. Continued on Page 2. Column 8. Lions Cage proves to be poor place to hide bankroll new Orleans May 7.t for the second time wll l Lam o Brien a keeper it Audi Jim Park of. In bemoaning losses in a Hank Al Gilt years ago in lost Money when a bunk closed. Since that Elmo Hoha i been making deposits and withdrawals from a Uricho under Tho floor atm Ryti in the Cage of Samson Tho Linn. Friday night i t h s n n i h o n standing guard to placed a a Rinji $5 Bill in the Nacho alongside 10 crackling Ono a porn. Saturday to found the floor torn up Samson placidly Licking Hon chops and Green confetti uttering the Nago. That said o Brien mourn fully wan my designer d i s c l o s e s plan for r o a d s to allow 100 m. P. H. Billings is Host to Home folks As big show opens Billings continues monday to be Host to its Home folks As the better Homes show which attracted throngs sunday continues its presentation of the practical and Beautiful in the Home of tomorrow. Monday night the show starts at 7 o clock at the Midland Empire Fairgrounds auditorium. And of course everyone is invited. A Beautiful Montana Homeland exhibit an unusual Gas heating display a Rock Garden and outdoor living room built to scale for a backyard measuring 50 feel these Are among the displays which have been drawing great attention. Thirty two exhibitors have joined forces to present this most comprehensive show in the Northwest. Ortw York Miry 7. Of to a in Leonii l h Highway of 3000 which would ppm ithe lit in hour pc cylk turn i at 50 Milc a an hour and o l t t n l n n t c Trio Nir Impf of blow mils Colli Sion t l r u n k f i and Rund a orb was in Vlnar he sunday by Dofi l f j in a Normal b l cd or hrs. G Joti Dofi tili Law plan in out line aft to f i v e years of slutty and to t a l k f i a Lui Proi milk it Roosevelt and Ruwim Filona h Highway officials. Tin fundamental l of the planar t an Znuj knit d National h Highway nor. Tom under one c a Tail authority in humid of the pm it Jonass of Road cmdr a Federal. H l a l f and local author it ies Complete s grf kit Lon of t r u f f l e into i n d i v i d u a l a spun itch by Burrum preventing or id on collision.1 and car out of control from leaving the Road thru required spftfrds50, 75 and 100 in lab an hour Gudday Flo so Kif a inter sect ions Tak ing up no More room than us int r l r v r l / f j. But a l lower in leh turns at to just pad of 10 Mil an hour incline Only half an Tep n j now. The arc l i no thing morally Wrom in an automobile it inn Abu to travel at the rat of 7,r Mil an hour ged offi i tied and yet the f a t t a t Road h t i j l d l n f in neral b to prevent travelling Over 40 in Elf i a hour an a matter of fac roads can he defined and by i l Tat tract Ica l by no extra Cost that i l l permit t Automo Biles to by driven Over them wife Lynt a Speed of 100 Miles an Poss in i l i to raises question of an entirely new a l i g n ment in old world. Berlin my 7. I talk in. Diploma tic circles of the of Willty that in Fol Germany and common isl bub flu might end Thor traditional enmity Rolf incl Tho Quot ton sunday of pm entirely now alignment in euro Pean Politico. Democracy appeared to be replacing communism no Germany s offi Cial liner no. 1. Diplomatic Obner Vorn inserted that under nub tin influence from High Juart Cra in ideological Tran Normn ton won Ink Long place that Atmo of Bush Calrin inn being soft peddled and that London i Nln and a Firth Angton noon were to be tit Tiu re end of Tho angry Anfu pc a loudly hurled it Moscov. They Nold there were two important Renvoi if for n clan go of front l. Adjustment of the controversy with Poland to Tho it t l f i fac t Lon of Germany would be easier if the Long quarrel with soviet Rutsala were have been few surf acc Indica t ions of a rapprochement be tween Germany and Hufi Lii but there Wen Many pol Nln of n cml l t i r t to in the ideology of the two nations and Force of needed to be drawing them together. Poland wan cited tin one of these a German View wis that Russia had made u nature of Good will Giro High tin Depar Ture of Maxim let v Linof f from the Post of commissar of. Foreign Rel Delorm and that of gun feel in in the direction of a rapprochement were entirely with in the realm of possibility. Tall of a i if Wynn Gorman Antler Bra r id l i in threw Nev Kunfi t Lon Mark into the intricate St european situation. The by i Lar ins , fearing both comm nor in and in a fam would l of confronted with an entirely new problem. They have been wondering whether they my j Jyh t Ini Vrr to accept Bol in Vlf i in or the Ron x it Encis of a Ger Man eco Norair drive to the a German understanding f t w j i k h a i t in l j b t face them with the Nece of accept inf both talk in English. Milan i Talmay 7.01 the for run Man Lotf in i of Italy and Germany count Clano and Joachim von Ribbentrop conver find in English throughout their two Day conference which ended sunday. They chose English in preference to French the other language they have in common. Glen me Cowboy plans Pony express Marathon May 7. Special Eastern Montana has come it Forth with another marathoner to compete with Clarence Giles Glendive s distance swimmer in the person of Bill Holz Worth of fallen an outstanding bronc rider and All around cow boy. Holzy Orth announced he plans a Pony express Marathon via horseback from Glendive to Billings and return. Holzworth Hopes to cover the 460-Miles round trip in approximately 48 hours. Old Cowboy to leave gland Lac at noon Friday May 12, arrive Billings at noon saturday May 13, and Start Tho return trip immediately arriving at Glendive at noon sunday May 13. Holzworth will to three horses. Two of them will be carried in it truck which will proceed ahead of the rider Lor 30 Mulca and Wall Bis to to which. Will mount a fresh horse and continue leaving his assistants to Load Tho into the truck and Advance another 30 Miles. Special rubber shoes will he mounted on each of Tho three 1 asked Why so was undertaking the gruelling ride Holzworth said simply con to Dono l Accord said Way of contributing effectively to assuring peace in Europe. Danzig problem in t mentioned political circles see Alliance As reply to encirclement policy of Britain France. Milan Italy May 7, # Italy and German announced sunday their intention of signing a political and Mili tary Accord to contribute effectively to assuring peace in the announcement was made in a communique issued immediately after the conclusion of the two Day talks Between count on Leazzo Clano Italy s foreign minister Ond Joachim von bib Bontrop Germany s foreign min ister. Tho text of the communique Fol lows in the conversations which Tho foreign minister count Clano and Tho foreign minister of Tho Reich von Ribbentrop and. On Tho sixth and. Nov Cath of May the present general political situation was examined with care. Tho perfect identity of View of the two governments was confirmed once again and it was decided to establish Tho relation of Tho two states of the Nolb definitely is Well As from the formal Point of View in a political and military pact. In thin any Italy and Germany intend to contribute effectively to As Suring Peaco in Europe some Surprise was occasioned by Tho f n 11 Uro of Tho communique to refer to Tho German polish controversy Over Tho free City of Danzig and Omorse the polish corridor which was understood to have formed an important subject in the talks. Fascists however said they interpreted Tho announcement As meaning that Italy left Germany free to Deal with Tho Issue in her own Way prom Ift in her military support if a conflict should result. But the Hope was expressed in. A Wolf i t circa in that a peaceful Settle ment of German polish problems would to achieved. Fascists sold they believed that the italian German Accord would tend to persuade Poland to adopt a less uncompromising attitude toward Ger Man demands. The military Accord was considered in political circles As intended above nil to be a reply to what fascists Call the French British policy of encircle ment of the totalitarian the partnership known As the Rome Berlin nexis in which Chancellor Hitler and Premier Mussolini have worked together hitherto has been an informal unwritten arrangement. The decision to convert the Axis into a formal political and military Alliance insured that the two nations would fight Side by Side in any euro Pean War it Vas Bald. But though political circles regarded it As a step in a counterattack against the French British front an authoritative fascist insisted that the. Alliance was not directed against the treaty is to be known As the pact of Milan and its precise terms probably will be agreed upon with in two weeks after which ratification will be exchanged. Some fascists expressed the View Italy now would tend to exert a moderating influence on German policy in order to protect herself against be coming involved in a War in which her own interests were not directly it stake. They said it was Likely that Italy would renew efforts to promote a peaceful settlement of the German polish dispute. It was pointed out that whereas continued on Page 2, column. 7. Idaho patrolman near death after fight with bandits twin palls Idaho May 7. state police sunday night arrested William d. Hale 28, Ely sev., escaped companion of Danny Williams 19, also Ely who Early sunday morning engaged in a gun Battle with twin Falls officers after reportedly hold ing up a service station. Patrolman Craig Bracken was near death sunday night in a local hos Pital and Williams was reported re covering when Hale was captured. Hale was captured after or j. H. Murphy county physician reported to police that he had treated Hale Lor a Bullet wound in Tho Basic of his police said Williams and his com Panion held up a service station with a gun police spotted and stopped them a Lew minutes later. When Bracken opened Tho car door one of the pair opened lire strik ing him in Tho stomach. Kenneth Barclay another patrolman returned Tho Ilio a brn Koa ill to Tho ground

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