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Burlington Daily Times News (Newspaper) - February 7, 1939, Burlington, North Carolina Weather fair lightly colder tonight wednesday increasing cloudiness followed by rain. The daily times news Burlington the hosiery Mill Center of the South with numerous other progressive diversified Indus tries. Vol. 54�?no. 282 associated press service Burlington n. A. Tuesday february 7, 1939 full Nea service Price five cent president asks restoration of spa Cut unanimous committee favor Given to defense houses military group votes half billion program plane building is a unbridled couple of Glamor girls loyalists to go to Valencia and will a fight on refusal of government leaders to consider rebels unconditional surrender terms is seen Britain hints at recognizing Franco As constituted Spanish Leader. First shipment of air planes Washington feb. 7 map a a chairman May Day said today the House military committee had unanimously approved legislation to authorize the major part of president Roosevelt a $552,000,000 special defense program including expansion of the army air corps to 5,-600. Action on Hie Bill came he said alter Republican members of the committee sought unsuccessfully to limit the War department to production of no More than 1,000 air planes in any fiscal year. Straight party vote representative Andrews try senior minority member of the group said the limitation proposal was Defeated 15 to to on s a a straight party May declined to say How the committee divided on his original proposal to give the air corps a total of 6,000 planes. A the bridle is off a he asserted. A a they can buy these planes As last As they can be meanwhile in another committee the Touchy Issue of foreign policy a particularly toward Japan bobbed up again. A i am broadly supported by Public opinion a Walter w. Van Kirk told the House naval committee in stating that Quot nobody in this Cotin-1 try does know what the foreign policy is where the Congress is Drifting a Van Kirk said he spoke for 42 peace organizations. He sulked that the Navy s $65,000,000 air base pro i Gram be delayed until a special i congressional commission studied and reported on the nations for j sign policy. From rep. Leavy a Wash came an endorsement for the $30-to-$60-a-month pension proposal of the general welfare federation. Chairman Jesse Jones of the re-1 construction finance corporation suggested to the House banking committee that Congress extend until february 15, 1941 the lending Powers of the rec and the functions of the commodity credit corporation and Export import Bank. The present expiration Date is june 30, 1939. Secretary Morgenthau told a Senate committee he believed the i cessation of Silver imports that would be brought about by repeal of the Silver purchases act would tend to a Luce american exports and be harmful to this country is Trade. Four senators joined in criticizing a proposed new farm Bill today As a measure that might increase monopolistic trends in the Purchase and processing of agriculture products. The four were senators Norris ind neb Gillette id Vellender a la and Lucas id House military committee had its work about completed on the defense legislation. More for aviation research in addition to the augmented army plane program president Roosevelt recommended to Congress yesterday that it spend an extra $6,723,000 for aviation research the president suggested that $4,-000,000 be used to build a research station at Sunnyvale calif., and $2 140,000 be allotted for extra equipment at Langley Field a. In the Senate the hot controversy Over the Sale of fighting planes to it Tance brought a statement from Ben amp Tor Nyer ind that members of the military committee May be Quot forced to give their version of what took place at a secret conference last week with president Roosevelt. It was Learned that senator Mcnary of Oregon the Republican Leader had been urged to Call a party caucus to consider the foreign policy problem but had decided not to do so. The military committee May decide Friday How far it should go in disclosing testimony it has received regarding the sales of planes to France. Secretaries Morgenthau and Wooding and general Malin Craig army chief of staff have been asked to review their testimony and delete anything they regarded As vital defense secrets. Two officials of japs Shanghai regime a erased Shanghai feb. 7.�? up a assassins today shot and killed two office als of the japanese sponsored reformed government bringing to five the number of political assassinations Here in three Days. Chow Chi Tang Counselor of the governments ministry of finance was shot while Riding through the streets of the International settlement. The gunmen pinned on his body a note in chinese characters saying a a you Are a Duce s editor says fascists will stay on Mains in Spain until a Victory repudiation seen earlier sailing from new York for a Nassau vacation Brenda Frazier leading Glamor Deb pauses to Admire a baby aboard s. S. Munago. Floods Snow jobless help harass nation Laws changed rising flood Waters menace Ohio Valley anew Northwest hit hard by Snow by the associated Presa rising flood Senate proves Bills to rewrite compensation Law Aid cooperating employers areas of the Ohio Valley today while a Pacific storm brought heavy Snow to the Northwest and possible death to nine Seine fishermen. The red Cross estimated 10,000 Raleigh feb. 7�? apr senators. Clano that the sunday statement Waters harassed approved without r word of on troops did not represent fascist debate and no dissenting votes j policy. Bills to rewrite the Laws on Unzem four prerequisites London feb. 7�? apr the Spanish government embassy announced today that the government of Premier Juan Negrin would proceed to Valencia a before the end of this week and a continue resistance to the the announcement made no Italo German Aid re a Ontl a a a in a la Uoo Al 5e French Spanish Border for peace i in the two and one half year old Spanish civil War but indicated at least a temporary refusal of the i insurgent demand that the govern i conditionally. Britain to recognize Franco British foreign office officials said today great Britain and. ,. I France were considering recon i Rome feb. 7. A 41�? Virginio to on 0j the insurgent regime of i Gayda insisted today that the j Generalissimo Francisco Franco As Spanish insurgents would continue j the sole official government of to it italian and German support 3 my enl Utho Urmer in j until they had won a political As London said Franco had not yet Well As a military Victory despite asked for de Jure recognition of reliable reports of an official rep government. Atzio irions British officials said however station of his earlier statement j that unless a co recognized that italian troops would remain soon the insurgents would look in in 8paln even after the end of tirely to Germany and Italy for the War. Ald 111 rehabilitating Spain. In diplomatic quarters it was the a aug Fly author Luve foetal a Rtula a might even 0llfr editor who often reflects Premier immediate recognition of Franco Mussolini s views did not however a provided he agrees to end Hoelli repeat specifically his assertion at once. 1 a. A i this suggestion however had that troops would remain in Spain. Not y a Een officially and reliable sources said the British j it was generally believed to have government had been assured by Little Chance of Success unless the foreign minister count Galeazzo Span government a renders. No fascist occupation Britain and France were understood to have pointed out to Franco that the government held Balearic Island of Minorca in the Mediterranean must be occupied not by italian or German forces emergency now facing jobless is emphasized asks $150,000,000 More As he signs $725,000,000 Bill fears jobs to be Cut in half ploy ment compensation and give a in Gior tax reductions to employers who Nale d italia Gayda set Forth four Hub a. While debate rages in Washington Over the president s a said to democracies Quot policy through Sale of fighting planes the first of 250 planes bought by the British government Arr loaded on barges at Brooklyn above preparatory to shipment to England. La Guardia strongly backs Amlie for inc controversial Wisconsin progressive nominated by the president to Post portrayed As a Good patriotic american f. D. To answer rejection of judge Roberts by Senate. I stabilize employment. The measures went to the House. They passed second Roll Call read so to Tel a a re c0"�?Tpl Tonsur Quot Bat solely by spaniard before London and Paris could recognize s. I. A demobilization of Spanish Republican government f o ? e e a thl had found Refuge frequent reports ,.r----- that italian i troops control Mallorca largest of ? a a the Balearic islands has caused 2. Resignation and dispersal of anxiety Here since these islands Are Quot Iju int pm pal i a a. A close to Frances line of Eom Muni families in five states were affected Jing last night and final Reading i which by the Ohio flood described by the at noon. I France Kentucky state health commis j representatives debated briefly Stoner As the worst in the history Bryant Pollard Bill to License the a on it i i o in i a a a a a it we a a of Tho mountains a head death and re a a a11 tourist Camps. 3 unconditional surrender by canons with her african posses of me mountains. A heavy death Cable Camps dance Halla and the Republican army with no a stops j list in East Kentucky where Ohio like then parsed the measure on i is tace negotiations. Diplomatic quarters in Paris said River tributaries climbed to House second Reading. 4 a return of the Bank of Franco had Given a Promise of top Levels was feared. I an Effort by Taylor of Caswell Spain s Gold Stock which the gov Friendly relations Between the Newport ky., authorities Yeti Send the Bill Back to commit Jer pct had exp sited abroad i Quot new Spain and France. Senator mated 600 families had been remove. Foe brought from Fenner of Nash de from Homes when the water be statement Quot this Bill is to clean flooded 35 City blocks preparations up and clean out the worst Cess were made for further evacuations., pm a is in North the 68-foot Sonny boy. A purse Caswell Moore Bladen. Hyde Seiner in route from san Francisco and Cabarrus counties were sex to Seattle disappeared Early Mon tempted. Day in a rain Squall and the Mas-1 a House sub committee on elec Ter of a companion boat feared the Tion Laws agreed to recommend boat and its nine hands had been i passage of Bills for a new state lost. Wide registration and splitting of the storm covered Northern Ida precinct where More than 1.000 to and Eastern Washington with persons voted in the last Guber Snow and Drift marooned 20 a Natoria election. Peanut and peach producers urged a joint sub committee on agriculture to provide funds for i peach research and a new test i farm to handle Peanut research j alleged duplication of agricultural services was attacked by the pea trons of a mount Hood resort. Commercial pact Between soviet Tajo now ready nut growers it who also Ursa a ample Rome feb. 7. Map a a new commercial Accord Between Italy provision for work in Quick analysis of soil. The joint appropriations committee this afternoon acted on Al and soviet Russia was disclosed i Loument for educational inst Ltd today to be ready for signature by representatives of the two countries probably tonight. The agreement under negotiation for months is to replace one which lapsed in 1936 after a dispute Over methods of payments Between the two countries. Italians said they expected the new Accord to increase Trade Between Italy and Russia to about lire $50,000,000 annually. Under the old agreement the annual Trade averaged about 400.000.000 lire $20,000,000. Tons for 1939-41 wbk a a the joint finance group heard r ments on a proposal to impose a Crown tax on bottled soft drinks. Representative Clegg of Moore introduced a Bill to make it unlawful for any persons carrying liability insurance on motor vehicles to accept any fee or payment from a garage Mechanic involved in making repairs to such vehicles after accidents. Clegg also sent in a Bill to prohibit any motor vehicle entering the state from carrying More than 30 Gallons of gasoline. Chamberlain urges arabs jews to try appeasement prime Leon Berard. Eel off Cal French minister chamberlains announce envoy Burgos was said to be men yesterday of an Quot immediately on Way cd Paris Quot highly functioning military Alliance be satisfied with exploratory talks tween great Britain and France insurgent leaders caused no Surprise in Italy. no u. G. now the question in fascist minds. Washington. Feb. 7�? apr unit Gayda said was whether Britain de states recognition of the Franco unconditionally swallows the in regime in spam it not now under transient and one sided policy of consideration a state department France against Italy and Germany official said today and their claims a commenting on dispatches from the British ambassador to Rome London that Britain and France lord Perth called on count Ciano late yesterday to ask How italian leaders reconciled intentions attributed to them by Gayda with the British italian Friendship agreement whit., went into effect nov. 16. The agreement provided that italian troops would be withdrawn from Spain As soon As the civil War -.toed, if not earlier. Denial is Mussolini s the British were reported to were considering recognizing Francois government As the sole official government of Spain an official averted that no request for such recognition had been received through diplomatic channels by this government. The state department a received such request from americans from time to time. The latest was by letter from representative Mccormack a mass. Secretary Hull at a press Confer Cei Ved the letter but did not state what reply he would make. Informed observers said the state department probably would await action by Britain and France before assuming a position. Throughout the Spanish civil War the administration has generally followed the Lead of Britain and France on the grounds that those democracies were More closely concerned in and closer to the Spanish situation than was the United states. London feb. 7�? apr prime minister Chamberlain urged Arab delegates to the Palestine conferences today to Settle their ancient feud with the jews a by personal contacts a after the manner of the foreign policy he has pursued in seeking european appeasement with premiers Hitler and Mussolini. Opening the conference at Saint James Palace with a welcoming address to the arabs Chamberlain said Quot my policy is one of peace. A you will be aware that my particular method of approach to peace is through understanding and Tihe first essential step to understanding is personal groups kept apart addressing the arabs representing the exiled grand Mufti of Jerusalem who quarrelled among themselves and refused to sit in the same room with the jewish representatives the Premier said that Britain was a seeking a Wise settlement of the present difficulties which will safeguard the rights and and position of the arabs who oppose jewish immigration in the carefully guarded arabs were ushered into the Palace by one Entrance the jews by another for their Welcome which followed that to the arabs. At no time were the two groups permitted to meet. Rabbi Stephen s. Wise of new York and Chaim Weizmann president of the world zionist organization answered for the jewish delegation. The grand Mufti a delegates in a dispute Over representation prevailed upon the opposition Arab National defense party delegation to withdraw. Chamberlain indicated Britain a policy was one of Compromise by telling the arabs a it is a task of statesmanship when faced by what Mav appear to be a deadlock Between two Peoples to achieve Compromise on the basis of not beyond a your capacity he thanked representatives from Egypt Iraq and other Eastern states for attending because a this task is difficult no doubt but surely not beyond the capacity of our United Chamberlain added however that the government was aware of its obligations under the league mandate the duty to parliament to members of the league of nations and to the United states. After deploring jew Arab fighting which Cost about 3,000 lives the past 33 months Chamberlain told the arabs that a these discussions Are to be full Frank and free. But let us concentrate on the realities of the present situation. Endeavouring to appreciate each others Point of have accepted Cianos denial that Enoe acknowledged in this matter the italian press Hod been inspired by or reflected fremier Mussolini a views. The fascist grand Council sunday served notice that italian volunteers a win not abandon the Spanish War Quot before it is ended As it must end with Francois to this Gayda added an indication that Victory could mean Only political domination As Well As military control by the insurgents. Gayda charged that a new pressure and diplomatic intervention were being planned against the insurgent and added a a therefore German and italian assistance to the nationalists insurgents cannot be reduced. Quot to military Victory Complete political Victory must be added. Experience reminds Francois friends that Between one Victory and the other foreign intrigue May intervene. Quot therefore italian legionnaires will not abandon Spanish territory until it shall have been purged completely of red government armies and associated corrosive attempts of their friends girl marked for kidnapping a can to imagine Why so Boston feb. 7. A up it _ brightened Marie Louise Hulburd 18. Marked for kidnapping in a letter mailed to a Chicago newspaper told friends today she a could no to imagine who would do a thing like the note said that miss Hulburd. Daughter of a Chicago investment broker. Would be abducted from the fashionable Erskine school which she attends Here. Agents of the Federal Bureau of investigation began an investigation. The letter was mailed in Boston last week. De Forest Hulburd the girls father said in Chicago a we Are not particularly excited because it looks like the work of a denies legion to help Hague Washington. Feb 7. Map a mayor Laguardia of new York strongly endorsed today president Roosevelt a nomination of Thomas r. Amli to be a member of the interstate Commerce commission As a Senate interstate comment committee continued hearings on Amlien a appointment Laguardia advised the group in a letter tint he believed Amlie Quot is a Good american and a is Amlie a Wisconsin progressive. Denied emphatically at a hearing yesterday that he a in sympathy with communism. He made a qualified statement that he la voted government ownership cd railroads. Continue testimony against him at today a session. Luther m. Walter Chicago attorney continued testimony in opposition to Amlie. Am lies was one of two recent presidential nominations which Drew objections. The other was that of Floyd h. Roberts whom the Senate refused to confirm As a Federal judge in Virginia. White House officials said president Roosevelt would make Public late today a lengthy letter to judge Roberts. With the letter they said tha president would make Public voluminous correspondence on the Roberts nomination to review the whole controversy. Laguardia and Amlie former progressive representative from Wisconsin have been associated in political movements for several years. Some politicians said that backing from the new York mayor would emphasize the nature of the Liberal conservative controversy developing in the Senate Over confirmation of Amlien a nomination. The hearing started yesterday when Amlie denied charges by the Wisconsin legislature that he was a communist. Walter was on the stand when the hearing adjourned yesterday in punished for withholding his tale of heroism Philadelphia. Feb. 7�? apr eleven year old Eugene Watson went to bed last night without his supper because he did t want to Tell Why he rame Home late. Today his parents found out. Eugene and ten year old Jimmy Maloney crawled out 25 feet Over thin ice on the Schuylkill River and rescued a playmate from the water. The boys built a fire dried the clothes of Rill Butcher 12. Than went Home late. Eugene was afraid to Tell for fear he would worry his Mother. Pleading for rejection of the nomination Walter described Amlie As a just a Plain political up heaver. A opposed by virginians Roberts was opposed by both Virginia senators. Glass and Byrd on the ground that or. Roosevelt had nominated him As a rebuke to them for failing to support administration measures. They made the Case a clearcut Issue of whether the White House or the Senate should have the final word on Federal patronage in the states and on that basis won Over All but eight of the democratic senators on whose votes the administration normally counts. Those eight were majority Leader Barkley of Kentucky Lee of Oklahoma Bilbo of Mississippi Neely of West Virginia Pepper of Florida Schwartz of Wyoming. Smathers of new Jersey and Ashurst of Arizona. Senator Norris ind neb cast the other vote for confirmation. Washington feb. 7 map a president Roosevelt j told Congress today an a Semer Gencye exists in Relief and asked a immediate consideration of an additional appropriation of $150,000,000 for spa for five months. This figure represent the Cut Congress made in his request for $875,000 too to carry spa from february through june. The White House denounced earlier today the president had signed the $725,000, 000 Bill last saturday. In asking immediate consideration on what he termed the Quot simple and alarming fact a in the Relief Outlook. Or. Roosevelt said in a message to Congress that with Only $725,000,000 available spa either must reduce its Rolls abruptly on april i by i 000,000 persons or begin on that Date a week by week reduction which by june 30 would drop employment from a present 3.000,000 to a a figure Well below 1.500,000 a in other words a the president said a the program of present employment would be slashed considerably More than one half within a period of three months. A if however proper reserves 1 were maintained at the end of i the fiscal year employment at the end of june would drop still further to a figure of Only slightly More than 1,000,000 persons. A therefore on a program of gradual reduction from 1,500,000 to 2,000,000 persons would be thrown out of works Progress administration employment or with the addition of those dependent on them from 6.000.000 to 8.000,000 americans would no longer receive Fedl eral government discussing the prohibition written into the Relief Bill Gamst reducing spa Rolls by More than five per cent during february and March or. Roosevelt said Quot the need of these people is so apparent and so deserving that the Rolls in human decency ought not to be reduced during february and March by even 5 per cent. After conferences with the spa it a been determined for the above reason to hold the Rolls at the present figure of 3.000.000 persons during these two or. Roosevelt said in i Mes usage that the a a facts constituting i an emergency were As follows 1�?that the spa Rolls should be held at their present 3,000,000 through february and March to i prevent undue suffering and to care for persons certified As in need but who have not been Given employment. 2�?that the $725,000,000, if not supplemented will require a Quot very drastic reduction in the Rolls starting april i. Which would result in removing people in numbers far beyond that could be absorbed in Industry resulting in widespread want and distress. 3�?the need for a orderly planning of the Relief program requires that the administrator should know by Early March what funds will be at his disposal after april i and that due to the time required for congressional action this can be brought about a Only by my reporting to the Congress on the situation at this temperatures for the last 24 hours a will not constitute itself vigilante committee in fight with Cio. Trenton n. J., feb. 7�? apr i William g. Mckinley of Jersey City National executive committeeman of the american legion says the legion will Quot not constitute itself a vigilante organization for the purpose of suppressing unwelcome visitors to Jersey City or Mckinley issuing a statement in connection with what he termed an investigation of remarks attributed to a Jersey City legion officer said last night the officer had been a misquoted Quot and his remarks Ezra Nolan judge advocate of Albert Quinn Post no. 52, was quoted saturday As warning Roger Baldwin Morris Ernst and Norman Thomas that no matter what the final disposition of their Battle with mayor Frank Hague s administration Over alleged violations of civil liberties a the veterans will be compelled to give you a lesson Iii Mckinley explained that a report of Nolan a remarks at a meeting Friday night Quot was prepared by an incompetent and unofficial person. Mckinley made Clear that the entire blame for the alleged mis quotation rested on a member of the Post who issued a report on the meeting to newsmen. A new spain9 to cooperate with France Leader says by Henry o. Cassidy Paris feb. 7�? apr insurgent Generalissimo Franco has Given a Promise of Friendly relations Between the a new Spain and France diplomatic informants said today. Senator Leon Berard Semi official French envoy to Burgos received this Assurance from the insurgent administration and was returning to Paris a highly satisfied with his exploratory talks it was ascertained Here. Recognition near his trip to Burgos during the military decline of the Spanish government served As a prelude to possible recognition of general Franco As ruler of Spain by both Britain and France. Senator Berard who left Burgos yesterday was expected to reach Paris tonight. He telephoned ahead to report to the foreign ministry. Three principal Points of his report were Given by diplomatic quarters As 1. Insurgent Spain has erected no fortifications on its pyrenees Frontier facing France and will raise none. 2. Any military Airport placed near the Border during the civil War will be removed. 3. No foreign Power will be permitted to keep a political or military foothold in Spain. In return for these assurances the insurgent administration was said to have asked Fiance soon to recognize Francois regime As the sole government of Spain and to Send an ambassador to Burgos. French fears allayed this report went far toward quieting French fears that an end to the War would bring a new period of european tension with Italy using her troops in Spain As a lever to enforce demands for concessions in the French colonial Empire. Prime minister chamberlains statement to the British House of commons yesterday that Britain would be with France against any threats to her vital interests came As another cheering Factor. It was taken Here As support for recent assurances by Premier Daladier and foreign minister Bonnet to the French chamber that France and Britain would act together if necessary to Force Italy out of Spain. North Carolina fair slightly colder in East portion tonight wednesday increasing cloudiness followed by rain at night and possibly in mountains in afternoon slightly warmer in West portion. Charlotte feb. 7�? apr official weather Bureau records of the temperature and rainfall for the 24 hours ending at 7 30 a. Rn., in the principal Cotton growing areas and Ese where station h. L of. Asheville. 46 38 .46 Atlanta. 64 it jul Augusta. 72 46 .56 Birmingham. 62 42 .�6 Charlotte. 49 43 .94 Chicago. Is 26 .00 Columbia. 60 46 .64 Denver. 48 32 .00 Detroit. 38 30 .18 Evansville. 42 34 .06 Galveston. 70 54 .00 Greensboro. 46 40 .44 Hatteras. 62 40 of Jacksonville. 82 56 .08 key West. 84 74 of Little Rock. 60 36 .00 los Angeles. 58 48 .02 Memphis. 52 42 .00 Meridian. 68 40 .90 Miami. 80 72 .22 motile. 72 48 .36 it. Mitchell. 34 18 .56 new Orleans. 72 50 .10 new York. 44 34 32 Raleigh. 48 46 Jas Spartanburg. 46 44 124 Tampa. 78 66 .02 Washington. 44 38 .18 Wilmington. 64 5 .40

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