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Harrisonburg Daily News Record (Newspaper) - June 23, 1940, Harrisonburg, Virginia Weather forecast fair and continued warm except for scattered afternoon thundershowers tuesday and wednesday. Give today to the red Cross millions need heir a Shenandoah Valley of Var Mia to. 88, no. 64. Associated press in Ewo service Harrisonburg Virginia. Tuesday july 23, 1940. News Telephone 105 or 700 business Telephone too two cent Garner goes to Texas silent on his return friends say he will be Back after rest Washington july 22 a it a vice president Garner still publicly silent on the nomination of president Roosevelt for a third term boarded a train for Texas Here tonight and refused to say a when if Ever he. Was coming Back. At the train to say Good Bye to him and mrs. Garner were senator Connally a Tex representative Rayburn a texans a group of other texans. Rayburn Long time Friend of the garners and a political ally of the vice president had tears in his eyes. Senators Norris ind neb and Glass a a had stopped by Garner s office earlier to wish the vice president Well. Keeps in seclusion from the Start of the democratic convention which renominated the president and selected Henry a. Wallace a former Republican for his running mate Garner remained in seclusion. He went to his office daily last week but locked the door refused to see callers and declined to answer the Telephone. On saturday he talked with a few Senate cronies and this morning received newspapermen Long enough to Tell them that he was going Home to Uvalde. Tex., for an indefinite stay. Although he said the purpose of his journey was to vote in the primary election there saturday some senators said they did not expect him to return Here to serve out the remainder of his term. Only a National emergency or a Strong personal plea from president Roosevelt would bring him Back they said. May return after rest others however asserted that the vice president had not decided whether to come Back or not. They predicted that after a few Days of rest he would return. Asked about that Point Garner snapped ,. In Reserve my decision on that. I have a Leader who Waits until the last minute to make up his this apparently was directed at president Roosevelt s delay in announcing his attitude on the third term Issue. New destroyer coir my Vissio Tiecia on the aft deck of the new 1,500-ton destroyer Plunkett Crew members stand at attention As the ship is commissioned at Brooklyn n. Y., Navy Yard and placed under command of Lieut. Comm. Peter g. Hale. Navy acquires auxiliary ships purchased at $1,300,000 each county needs $116 for red Cross quota with $50 in donations received yesterday the Rockingham chapter of the red Cross is now Only $116 Short of its goal of $2,000 for the Relief of sufferers in the War stricken countries of Europe. The Campaign to raise funds must be brought to a close this week and members of the chapter Are doing everything in their Power to raise the full quota. If they fail to do so the Rockingham chapter will be the fancy chapter in the state of Virginia that failed to raise its quota. All persons who have failed thus far to contribute to this worthy cause Are urged to Send their Money to the red Cross office the business office of the news record or any of the Banks. Persons who have no Way to Send their donations Are asked to Call the red Cross office and a messenger will be sent for the Money. Richmond youth saves 4 lives Richmond july 22. Up a the life saving course Given recently to 20-year-old Palmer Forbes of Richmond was a Good investment for the red Cross. Young Forbes was strolling near the City wharves saturday when he saw a boat carrying a Man and wife and two children capsize. He plunged in and pulled them ashore one by one. The rescued family preferred $25 As a Small payment on quot the debt we owe quot i can to take Money for this quot Forbes said quot give it to the red the grateful family promised to abide by his wishes. Washington july 22, up a the Navy took Over two Ocean liners As Fleet auxiliaries today purchasing the Santa Barbara and the Santa Maria 15,000-ton sister ships from the Grace line for $1,-300,000 each. Secretary Knox announced the acquisitions shortly before asking a House committee to Speed approval of another billion dollars for the Navy a expansion program Shore and afloat. V the Navy Secretary was the first witness at hearings on president Roosevelt s request for $4,848,171,-957 additional for the armed services to assure quot total defense quot for America. After Knox s testimony Admiral Harold r. Stark detailed in secret How the Navy would spend the $936,176,540 it asked. The sum includes $178,000,000 to Start construction of the two Ocean Navy already authorized. Purchase of the Santa Barbara and the Santa Maria officials explained is among the Steps the Navy has taken to Speed this program. By purchasing the liners the Navy avoided the necessity of building auxiliaries and thus tying up shipyards needed for warship construction. Altogether the Navy has bought five vessels at a total Cost of $6,-45u60 in . The exact use to which the vessels will be put was not announced. It is expected that some will be used by the Marine corps As High Speed transports. Four destroyers already Are being fitted out like a seagoing version of Germany s armoured divisions. These ships it is understood will be kept fully equipped so that marines can be marched aboard and immediately sped to any Point in the Caribbean or latin America where hostilities threaten. Aaa rates Are Cut 10 percent funds decrease larger response cause of slash Washington july 22. Pirates established for cooperation in the 1940 agricultural conservation program were Cut 10 per cent today. Announcing this action the agricultural adjustment administration said it was necessitated by a decrease in anticipated funds and a larger participation in the program. The amount available for the program officials explained was reduced by Congress order that final payments under the 1939 program be made from the $500,-000,000 appropriated for 1940. The conservation payments go to banners limiting their acreage of soil depleting crops in accordance with the National goals established by the aaa. They Are distinct from the farm parity payments which Are not affected by today s decision. The 10 per cent reduction is the maximum that the aaa can make. When enacting the soil conservation act Congress authorized the aaa to raise or lower the announced annual rates by As much As 10 per cent to adjust them to available funds. This authorization was first exercised in 1937 when the rates were increased 10 per cent. In 1939, rates were decreased 10 per cent on some crops. The 1940 rates announced last fall were in most cases smaller than for 1939. An exception was Corn which was increased from 9 to 10 cents a Bushel. Today s ruling will have the effect of returning the rate on the feed Grain to 9 cents. Another rate subject to the 10 per cent reduction includes wheat 9 cents a Bushel. Kongo stands by Britain Elizabeth Tlle belgian Kongo july 22. Up a governor general Pierre Ryckman expressed in a broadcast today the quot inflexible determination of the belgian Kongo to stand by Britain quot until Victory is achieved quot and Belgium is liberated. Temperatures yesterday year ago High Low set rain 92 65 83 Trace 71 58 66 .00 son rises 4 56 Sun sets 7 28 Florsheim shoe Sale entire Stock of $8.95 men s Florsheim shoes on Sale at $7.95. Joseph Ney amp sons gets support of Hanes and Douglas sex new dealers july m. E Colorado Springs colo., july 22, Jofh Wendell l. Willkie received pledges of support today from two former new Deal officials John w. Hanes and Lewis w. Douglas and suggested that they quot commence in your own Way the organization of democrats and independents of like Hanes served on the securities commission and later was undersecretary of the Treasury. Douglas was president Roosevelt s first budget director. Quot we propose quot the two democrats wired the Republican presidential nominee quot to enlist in your behalf the support of democrats who believe with us that loyalty to country takes precedence Over loyalty to Willkie expressed gratification for the message signed also by mrs. Roberta Campbeli Lawson of Tulsa okla., former president of the Federated women s clubs of America. A similar separate Tele professional notice Gram Cam team Alan Valentine i will be absent from my office president of Rochester University ily 19-29, inclusive j. E. Wine replying to All four Willkie Sug a d. 7-20-3tc tested that they in to org�njfee5 quot in your own Way quot democrats and independents of the same conviction. Willkie arranging to leave Here at 6 30 a. M. Most tomorrow for the Frontier Days Rodeo at Cheyenne Wyo., told his afternoon press conference he would make his Elwood ind., acceptance address August 17. The Hanes Douglas Telegram was sent from Sun Valley Idaho where Douglas has been vacationing. Quot we the undersigned life Long members of the democratic party Are deeply disturbed by the developments at the recent democratic convention in Chicago quot the message said. Quot they constitute the first organized Effort in american history to keep the same National administration in Public office beyond the historic two term period. Quot no matter How grave the National emergency the continuation in authority for three terms of this political machine clothed As it is with tremendous Public Power is still a Grav of menace to no Brea heat wave 129 Mercury soars to 92 Here Light rain at night Light rain Here after Mercury soars Light rain last night helped to relieve the sweltering but the temperature still remained High. The Mercury climbed to 92 degrees yesterday for the highest of the summer one degree higher than sunday and the Sunset Reading of 83 was three degrees higher than on the two previous Days. Those who complained of the heat yesterday were reminded that ten years ago during the great drought of 1930�?the temperature soared to 102 on july 22. By the associated press millions of americans were harassed by intense heat yester Day and harried by advice that no go no ral break in the sultry spell was in Prospect. Temperatures scaled up into the nineties in the Midwest East and South. The cumulative count of deaths attributed directly to the swelter ing siege now nearly a week old in some sections Rose to 29 while 129 drownings were reported. Nebraska thermometers held around the 100 degree Mark for the sixth successive Day. Scattered week end Rains brought limited Relief to some sections. 112 at Phoenix some of the High Marks were 112 in Phoenix ariz., 110 in Yuma ariz., 105 in rapid City s. A 103 in Minneapolis 102 in Huron s. D., and Kansas City 101 in Charles City Iowa 100 in North Platte neb., and Washington d c., 99 in Omaha and 98 in Des Moines Cleveland Sioux City Iowa and Cody Wyo. A few showers in Pennsylvania failed to Cool the state. Philadel phia had 90 degree warmth before noon. Similar conditions in Washington prompted officials to allow me Loyes in Federal departments without air conditioning to go Home in the afternoon. Hot weather in the South was common too but Lake winds provided respite to Milwaukee and Buffalo n. Warm weather continues in a. By the associated press virginians will continue looking for Shady spots for at least another two Days but they Aren t Likely to get Cool outside of an air conditioned room. So say old Doi Pinion forecast ers who continued yesterday to Chalk up sectional High Marks for 1940 temperatures. Where the readings weren t so High there was t much Relief because of the oppressive humidity. A despite continued rises in temperature in some sections of the state a few had slightly lower readings yesterday. Norfolk for example quot cooled quot off from Sim Day s 98 to 96 yesterday and Richmond dropped from 96 to 95. Strasburg recorded a 95 amid exasperating threats of heavy showers with Only scattered raindrops. Drops at Roanoke Roanoke where the thermometers climbed to a season s High of 96, saw the temperature drop from 93 to 73 in two hours after continued on last Page two Hurt in Auto collision misses Nannie Long and Mary Michael of Harrisonburg Are in Rockingham memorial Hospital with injuries suffered at 12 30 yesterday when two automobiles collided at the intersection of Virginia Avenue and third streets. Miss Long. 48, Driver of one of the machines was unconscious when taken to the Hospital. Attaches said her condition cannot be determined until today. Miss Michael is Cut about the head. Luther e. Zirkle 66, West Market Street Driver of the other machine in the crash escaped with minor cuts and bruises. Police said miss Long was driving with miss Michael East on third Street and Zirkle was going North on Virginia Avenue. The Long machine went off the Street after the Impact and went into a ditch. The car was facing Northeast when it stopped. The Zirkle car was turned around in the Impact and stopped about 24 feet after the crash. Police estimated the damage to the two cars at $275.Halifax makes Strong reply nazi planes repay visits of British bombers London. July 22. Up a in words that left no room for doubt foreign Secretary lord Halifax delivered an emphatic quot no quot tonight to Adolf Hitler s quot last 1 Chance quot offer of peace to great Britain. Quot the people of the British Commonwealth along with All those who love truth and Justice and Freedom will never accept this new world of hitlers quot the tall gaunt foreign Secretary declared in a radio address to the world. Even As Halifax spoke German bombers concentrating on the Core of British Power Industry and shipping allowed the Island kingdom no let up in their Aerial preparations for invasion. Bomb midlands Waves of nazi planes roaring from the East singly and in groups bombed the midlands Industrial heart of England and scattered areas from Northeast Scotland to the Southeast coast. Enemy planes returned to the midlands late tonight. Heavy bomb blasts were heard in Southeast England and other night raiders were reported Over the Southwest. Renewing prime minister Churchill s pledge that Britain is in the fight to the finish lord Halifax spurned Hitler s peace ultimatum As unacceptable no matter what the sacrifice. He declared that Hitler s speech to the Reich Stag last Friday offering Britain peace on the Axis terms made Clear that quot his picture. Of Europe is one of Germany lording it Over these Peoples whom he has one by one deprived of unmoved by threats this quot he compared with Britain s picture of quot free association of Independent states quot and proclaimed that quot because of that contrast we remain unmoved by threats Secretary Cordell Hull who stated United states policy to americas conference yesterday y at Havana is pictured leaving Washington with mrs. Hull. They Are bade goodbye by or. Pedro Martinez Fraga right cuban a ambassador to the u. Us Churchill gives final quot no quot today London july 23. Tuesday up a prime minister Churchill who is expected to reply at this afternoon s House of commons session to Adolf Hitler s quot final quot peace offer has scheduled n o speech but he May make a Brief statement in response to a question for some member. This practice is in keeping with British parliamentary tradition which also holds against the. Broadcast of speeches or proceedings in wait on Churchill nazi Thunderbolt expected then to strike at once unaccompanied by any Appeal to our sense of right or Britain he declared resolutely quot will not Stop fighting until Freedom for ourselves and others is secure a a a quot we realize the struggle May Cost us everything but just be cause the things we Are defending Are Worth any sacrifice it is a continued on last Page band notice members of the Harrisonburg municipal band will meet at the armory in uniform tonight at 7 30 to Parade to the court Square where a concert will be use Din fighting Forest fires Missoula mont., july 22, up a the Forest service is effectively using parachutists to combat nature s quot Blitzkrieg quot in the thickly timbered Pacific Northwest. Specially trained fire fighters Are dropped by Parachute from chartered planes into areas where Forest fires Are reported. Usually working in pairs the parachutists frequently Are Able to quell a fire before it has gained headway. A six Man Parachute Crew stationed at the Moose Creek station in Idaho has done Yeoman work in combating quot dry lightning quot lightning without rain blazes which so far this year have destroyed thousands of acres of forests in this Region. When a fire is sighted a plane leaves Missoula for Moose Creek picks up the parachutists and drops them Over the spot where the Blaze is spotted. Each Chutis has a Long rope to let himself out of a tree in which he might happen to land and each twosome has a two Way radio set. After the men land packs Are dropped containing concentrated rations for two Days a shovel a Pulaski combination grub Hoe and flashlights water bag first Aid kit and other supplies. Forestry officials say a two Man unit can quot whip any fire up to an to Ere and a july 22 a it a the German press reported tonight that Britain air raids on Germany have greatly increased since last Friday when Adolf Hitler offered peace and showed in Advance what prime minister Churchill s reply would be informal opinion in Berlin political circles was that today s address by lord Halifax British foreign Secretary quot changed nothing and gives no reason to Hope that Hitler s peace offer found any response in British official formal comment however was reserved. The general disposition in Berlin seemed to be to wait until tomorrow to see what Churchill himself has to say to quot the House of commons. Hitler awaits reply authorized circles said that reply would Tell the tale for Britain a that Hitler is holding Back his nazi Thunderbolt Only in expectation that some official reply May be forthcoming from Britain to his suggestions for peace. Dub official German news Agency reported that since the Fuhrer made his quot generous offer quot England has fired Back increased air raids which quot show Churchill wants to demonstrate to the German people what he regards As a proper answer . Civilians were reported killed by British bombs in Bremen Hamburg Wismar and Schwerin with other attacks aimed at Kassel Hanover Tinneberg Paderborn Hagen and bochum. The news Agency said numerous residential districts were spattered with explosives and although visibility was Good the raiders dropped flares to pick out their targets. Give Public time a quot no quot already has been broadcast by Britain s foreign Secretary lord Halifax and the germans hold it highly improbable that Churchill will give any other answer. The possibility was mentioned that Hitler might stay his hand continued on last Page or asks fund to Ai Canada firm in answer to Hitler s offer Ottawa july 22, a Canada s own answer that canadians quot Are prouder than Ever to share with the men and women of Britain the Rigours of the conflict quot a was made today to Adolf Hitler s quot last Chance quot offer of peace. Speaking to the Canadian House of commons prime minister Mac Kenzie King thumbed Down the German proposal with As Blunt a quot no quot As foreign minister lord Halifax gave for quot the speech by Hitler Calls for no words in reply quot the prime minister said. Quot it answers itself. The one comment that obviously May fittingly be made upon it is that so far As the future of the War is concerned deception has run its course half billion for Loans to nations on hemisphere Washington july 22. Pm president Roosevelt asked Congress today to provide a $500,000,-000 prop for the fallin War distressed foreign Trade of All the american nations. He requested that the capital and lending Power of the Export import Bank be increased by that amount so that it might quot be of greater assistance to our neighbors South of the Rio Grande including financing the handling and orderly marketing of some part of their his message said that it was in the interests of United states producers of wheat Cotton beef metals and other Export products As Well As producers in other american republics quot that there shall not be a disorganized or cutthroat Market in those commodities which we All sent to conference the president s message was sent to Congress with the second session of the Havana conference of foreign ministers of the 21 american republics which Secretary Hull addressed. The Secretary of state apparently had reference to the loan plan among other items when he said that the United states quot is now taking Steps which will make possible the Extension of both the volume and character of the operations quot of government agencies cooperating with the other american nations specifically to assist quot in the temporary handling and orderly marketing of the important commodities of the the president also indicated that the assistance was contemplated Only on a temporary basis his message expressing the Hope quot that before another year world Trade can be the authority of the Export import Bank which was set up originally in 1934 to forsted Trade with Russia will expire next year continued on. Last Page ship is sunk London. July 22, up a a ship identified As the 1,282-ton fros Soula of Panama registry was sunk by German bombers last week an authoritative source said today adding it is feared there was a quot heavy loss of the ship was bombed by German aircraft on the night of july 15, about 258 Miles Northwest off Cape finisterre Spain in quot very bad weather quot this source said. Its last port of Call was Barcelona. Eighteen of the Crew left in two boats one in charge of the ship s master the other in command of the chief officer. Nothing More has been heard from the capitain s boat it was said. The source also said that those in the chief officer s boat suffered quot terrible some were washed overboard and others died of exposure. After four Days three survivors reached a British port. They were the portuguese chief officer the second Engineer a greek and a Seaman Wiio also is a greek. To Transfer of possessions will be permitted Havana. July 22, up a the United states offered latin America its leadership and dollars today in a bold fight a against the totalitarian system of self sufficient Economy and called for joint trusteeship Over any european colonies in the Western hemisphere threatened with Transfer to any other european Powers. Secretary of state Cordell Hull defining the program of his country before the second conference of american foreign ministers put the plan on a cooperative basis but clearly indicated the United states was ready to throw its full resources behind its execution. Meet dangers now in his speech expected to assume the status of a. Policy guiding declaration for the conference Hull pointedly served notice that the United states would not countenance any Effort to quot modify the existing status quot of european possessions in the Western world whether by cession by Transfer or by any impairment whatsoever in the control heretofore it would be quot suicidal quot he said for the american republics to fail to quot recognize in time and to prepare to meet fully and quot decisively quot the dangers confronting them. Quot decisive remedial action quot is imperative the tall Grey Secretary declared to combat subversive activities he termed quot an attempt to acquire domination of the american republics by foreign governments in their own seeks protectorate he gave the United states endorsement for a protectorate by All the americas Over any threatened european holdings on this Side of the Atlantic and pledged its cooperation quot should the occasion arise in its Hull counselled that such a trusteeship should be free of any idea of quot special interests by any american Republic quot and that quot As soon As conditions permit the Region should be restored to its original Sovereign or be declared Independent when Able to establish and maintain stable his words gravely spoken gave further emphasis to an already formally presented note warning Germany and Italy the United states would resist alone if necessary any attempt to Lay hands on French British or Netherlands colonies in the new world. A. Hull spoke at an open afternoon session in Cuba s great. Marble capital following a closed morning session at which commissions were set up to Deal with vital problems of hemisphere defense and Economy. Peace commission at the morning session the United states took a place on the important peace commission which is to canvass the whole question of Continental defense As Well As the future status of european colonies in the americas. On the economic Side Hull presented a program designed to relieve existing distress and to set up Long Range preparations to meet Post War world conditions. Describing the War s dislocation of Normal Trade and the growth of opposite trading methods a reaffirmed his Faith in Liberal Trade principles and urged the republics to develop these. But he recognized the need for a transition to methods themselves bordering on barter and a restrictive system to bulwark the hemisphere s Economy against regimented devices. Surpluses pile up disposition of stagnant surpluses piling up in All american countries As a result of the loss of european markets was described As the most pressing problem. The delegates greeted warmly president Roosevelt s recommendation to Congress for Aid in disposition of latin american surplus commodities through the Export import Bank. Or. Leo s. Rowe director general of the pan american Union described As quot Good news which comes at the right psychological moment quot or. Roosevelt s action in seeking a half billion Dollar increase in the Bank s lending capacity for this purpose. Ambassador Jose Santiago Rodriguez the venezuelan Delegate continued on last Page professional notice i will be out of my office until further notice. Or. Preston will have charge of my practice and my Secretary will be in the office to attend to business and repair Bruf cedi glasses. Or. E. R. Miller jts /

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