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Montana Standard (Newspaper) - March 31, 1940, Butte, MontanaMetal prices Domestic Copper ._.ll.j5gll.50c cold world Price _____________s33.s5 foreign Silver 0. S. Zinc ._.______. Lead East St. I Xmas Lead new York Jwo Tati Home edition the Standard tarries the Ami Etc Nelre telex rape Newi in Molann. Vol. . 175. Established 1876 Butte Montana sunday morning March 31, 1040. Price five cents new floods hit Northern California area pugnacious Winston Churchill warns that conflict is Likely to be intensified hic it " says Britain cannot take As matter of course interpretations of Neutral Ity aiding aggressor. By Drew a Eddleton. London March pugnacious Winston Churchill Britain s first lord of the admiralty coupled a new warn ing of intensification of the War tonight with the significant hint that Britain scarcely could be expected in the future to take As a matter of course interpretations of neutrality which give All advantages to the the belligerent speech broadcast to America and elsewhere recalled the first lord s declaration of Janu Ary 20 in which he called on Europe s anxious neutrals to join the allies in United action to bring the War against Germany to a speedy end. It followed closely too upon continuing demands from various quarters in great Britain for a More vigorous prosecution of the War and the disclosure that the Allied navies Are determined to tighten their stranglehold on Germany by Way laying scandinavian Ore ships and by greater activity in the Pacific against shipments of raw materials from Mexico to Vladivostok from they can find their Way to see relation. Some quarters saw a distinct re lation Between Churchill s assertion that time has been of our Side but it is a changeable ally with the Treasury s annual statement show ing a deficit of about for the first fiscal year of the War. Britain s expenditures for the Fis Cal year ending tonight totalled about against revenues of about despite a 35 per cent income tax and other heavy levies. The 1940-1941 War budget to be announced april 23 is expected to run around about new and higher taxes Are anticipated Churchill s assertion that there is no need for Russia to be drawn into this struggle unless she wishes it so and that we have no quarrel with the italian or the japanese Peoples reiterated the British wish to confine the War to Hitler and the nazi German it is no part of our policy to seek War with he said. Asserting All is quiet on the Western front and today also thus far nothing has happened on the sea or in the he went on ready to strike. But More than million Ger Man soldiers including nearly All their Active divisions and armoured divisions Are drawn up ready to strike at an hour s notice All along the frontiers of Luxembourg hol land and Belgium. Smith committee declares Wagner act change needed House is told that amendment is imperative to Correct wrongs now being perpetrated Washington March 30.-oj.r1-a majority of the Smith committee reporting on its investigation of the labor Board told the House today that amendment of the Wagner act at this Congress session was imperative to Correct wrongs that Are being perpetrated daily upon Industry labor and the Gen m offices l Oral chairman Smith a a and Are Gleeful Over reaction following their Diplo Matic Blitzkrieg Friday. Berlin March officialdom. 24 hours after unleash ing a diplomatic Blitzkrieg of 16 documents about alleged United states pre War diplomacy leaned Back tonight in Gleeful Contemp lation and promised even More explosive sensations nobody need try to prove an Alibi to the effect he was misunderstood or that he was misquoted by polish said one official speaking of the documents to come. Spokesmen would not commit themselves As to precisely what statesmen would be named in the forthcoming release although one hinted that the German government is in Possession of direct communications by the United states ambassador to Paris William c. Bul Litt. Yesterday s White Book made up continued on Page 2, col. 4. Representatives Halleck a and land Routzohn a Ohio filed a 000 word report recommending 17 revisions and accusing the present Board of Over zealousness and predatory encroachment on Basic rights. Submitted proposals. The majority previously had submitted in the form of a Bill the proposed amendment which included substitution of a new Board for the present three Man Agency separation or the Board s prosecuting and judicial functions and other changes in Board procedure. The report filed today summarized the testimony received at lengthy hearings and explained the majority s reasons for recommending the amendments. The other two members of the investigating com Mittee representatives Healey a mass and Murdock opposed the recommendations con tending that they would seriously impair the act. At the outset of its report How Ever the majority said in suggesting these amendments the committee reaffirms us belief in the right of employees to Organ ize and bargain collectively through representatives of their own Choos ing and in the obligation of the government to protect that it asked Congress to study the proposals carefully and asserted such impartial study will re continued on Page 2, col. 8. Y. M. C a. Ready to open its budget drive with banquet tomorrow evening workers to take Field annual Campaign Fol lowing dinner at which i ene Carroll one of in i tit ii n 1 Butte a workers War. Baxter will speak. Speak. Everything is in readiness for the opening of the y. A c. A. Campaign which will Start with a banquet to be attended by More than 400 persons tomorrow evening it was reported yesterday. Or. Bruce r. Baxter president of Williamette College Salem ore., known As one of the most dynamic speakers on the Pacific coast will arrive tomorrow afternoon to deliver i the principal address at the opening i banquet. His subject is response i the Veteran who is in san District Benefit. The physical and moral develop ment of Butte boys and Girk As a result of the y. M. C. A. Recreation program is a distinct Community Benefit in that it lays an excellent foundation for tomorrow s the wire said. I deeply regret that i will not be on hand for the opening dinner continued on Page 2, col. 1. Reportedly agree to Al Low British French War ships to pass through the narrow Dardanelles Bucharest March Turkey was represented in unusually Well informed Balkan diplomatic quarters tonight As having agreed to permit passage of British and French warships through the Dardanelles to choke off Germany s Supply line from Russia to the Black sea. The newspaper be moment regarded As close to the French embassy nere reported moreover that Turkey had agreed to place her naval bases at Trebizond Samsun and slope at the allies disposal for use As contraband control bases of Iclal circles in London pro fessed no knowledge of the proposed agreement with Turkey it was said. However that if it is True it will be a Strong boost to the no lid Diplo Matic offensive in Hie Balkans Ami an important Aid to tightening the Allied blockade of go Nanny reached at conference. Informants Here reported the turkish decision was reached at a British French Turkey military con Ference a few Days ago at Aleppo although such action is contrary to the Montr Cux convention of 1938 to which Turkey was a Roarty. That convention stipulated that the Dardanelles would be closed to warships of belligerent nations except when they were serving under league of nations mandate of help ing a victim of aggression under a Mutual assistance pact concluded within the framework of the league to which Turkey was a party. A Way for Turkey to gel around this however explained by Deputy Petko Staynoff of the foreign affairs committee of the bulgarian chamber of deputies who told the Sofia newspaper Slovon that Turkey would Jet herself be forced to fail to prevent British warships from crossing the strategic Dardanelle As a Black sea nation Bulgaria is vitally interested in this possibility. Might file protest. Turkey might satisfy formalities. Other persons indicated by voicing a protest against passage of the Allied warships and having this protest duly filed in the archives of the league of la moment stated flatly that tur key would give the Green Light to the Allied warships so that these ships can control the traffic of War supplies from russian ports to countries May be subjected to an j following tomorrow night s Din i 1 Avalanche of steel and fire and the i Ner workers will take the Field in Heads Butte y. M. C. A. if the Black blockade be comes reality diplomats Here predicted Russia s non German Trade will be scrupulously respected. For months the Maliiw tried Valn continued on Page 2, col. 1. The Road Back their work is done pm rim members of ski battalion. Finnish soldiers members of one of the ski battalions which made a Gallant a land against invading rus Sian troops Are shown with i Clr Reindeer As they took the Road to to new frontiers of finl Nanri do Alnert in the soviet finnish peace pact. Presidential election year Means 2 state Parley first probably in May. With two National political conventions in the oiling this year Montana politicians Tiro beginning to think of such matters As electing delegates to the big shows one at Chicago the other at Philadelphia. The republicans will hold their nominating convention at Phila Delphia starting june 24, while the democrats will meet three weeks later at Chicago. Montana is allotted eight Dele Gates in the democratic convention two for each senator and Congress Man. Because this is n National election year two stale conventions must he held in Montana one for the election or convention delegates the other following stale primary election for the naming of county and elate chairmen and the adoption of platforms. W. T. Mccarthy democratic county chairman in Silver Bow county said the procedure for elect ing delegates is moans Rel a stale convention subject to the Call of the party s stale chairman Arthur f. Lacy of Havre. E. K. Chc dlr. Jr., of Shelby is the Republican stale chairman. The state conventions arc held some time blur Leif the month of May. At least a month prior to the National usually it Helena. The Law requires the state chair Man i the for Conven said county chairman Mccarthy. As own As i receive notification of the Call i will Call a meet ing of the county Central comm lace continued on pane. 2, col. Al continued on Page 2, col. 4. Weather forecast. Cloudy son Day and monday colder East of Divide sunday Der the direction of or. H. H. James j chief agent to raise the funds needed to operate the free play pro Gram for Butte Grade school Young sters and to maintain the popular Community Center during the next year. The drive is to end april 11. An inspirational message for the ladies Catholic group to observe Golden Jubilee Butte s four branches j i Butte members yesterday received benevolent association i he loom no proclamation from to join with rest of the nation in Observance j ear 1w Marks be Man year of life of the association. God Butte s Lour branches of the has been Good to our association ladies Catholic benevolent Assoc and to thereof action will join the of the Conn j Mere is one act of thanksgiving try in the Observance of the Organ we can make in grateful Schknowl Calion s Golden Jubilee anniversary easement of our gratitude to our on sunday. April 7. Officials of the heavenly father. 2nd that is for docs units announced yesterday. J each member to receive holy com in Observance of the 50th Anni Munion As a thanks Zivitz offering vers sry of the u c. B. A local members will receive holy com Albert was born in Silver Bow in 1866, is visiting Early Day friends greater purchasing Power improved business seen in Survey conducted in Butte declares president has a spooned other Poten tial candidates in party. By in. Ardry. Washington March senator Johnson . Declared tonight that president Roose velt while acc Epling silent on the third term Issue Hantl a spooned an torpedoed other potential presidential candidates until the demo cratic party was floundering in the coloradans who support ing senator Wheeler . For Uio democratic nomination added in a statement if the president intends to go through with it Nurt accept the nomination no one can Well com Plain because politics arc played in hint cold blooded but if at the eleventh hour he should abandon the scuttled democratic ?.hlp. He must accept the responsibility Lor the disaster which is so obviously and relentlessly bearing Clown upon certain to be nominated. Johnson said the president is certain to be nominated for a third term in Lam he positively re fuses to accept the the practical hard boiled he added want the president to increases noted in postal receipts Bank deposits Utility customers and in school enrolment. Butic s Bank deposits postal receipts and school enrol ment have increased. In the past year and a gain also Lias been registered in Tho number of Gas electric and water customers indicating a greater purchasing Power nil move Prosperity in the Community according to a Survey made last week. Tho Survey was taken following it report from inc u. H. Bureau showing that Byitte led Mon Tenn cities in february retail sales increases will n 30 nor cent jump. Montana was one. Of the eight West Ern with sales of 10 per cent or More above the average for february 1039. In Trio by Etc Tho gain was More than 20 per cent. Dank deposits have gone up approximately half a million dollars in Dutty in inc past year and in r so Molnr fashion Bank clearings have increased. Deposits in the three Butte Banks at the close of business december 31, 1039, totalled 000 us compared with at the end of 1538. Tho increase is More Ihnn above the Low figure of registered at the close of 1034. Bank clearings. In 1033 Billie Bank Lola cd or a monthly average of is compared with a total of and a monthly average of in run Lor Tho simple he can reason that the Tow Pool was in 1933 when the volume was and i a monthly average was 51.480.2m.08, postal receipts frequently studied by experts As an Index to business and commercial trends in a com a year ago the democratic party Unity also show an increase in for the Blessing bestowed upon us and a prayer for the future guid Tage Tea room. Jer of the association will receive the four local branches of the holy communion. Go As individuals l. C. B. A. Are in St. Patrick s j or go 25 branches but each offer at Parish sacred heart Parish in least this one holy communion for Maculate Conception Parish and St. The guidance of the sales Catho Lawrence Parish. Us benevolent i d. Short. He Mil open the y. M. C. A. Campaign dinner tomorrow evening and present or. H. H. James the drive director who will preside. Or. Snort has been president of y since 1920. He a a Char Ter member of they Roundup club and was Leader of the 1939 Campaign of the Community Center. Albert Moor earliest Vallre born living Silver Bow county White Man data on first graduate of inc College of Mon Tana at Heer the first native Horn Montana mining Engineer is a visitor to built from his Home in Angeles where he removed in 1k3. For the past several flays he has been dram Ming up members of the Dornini thin band of Early Day Little Friar its iric Corporal s guard who knew one another when. In to last evening his 1m covered judge a. B. Cohen will Orion Bill first school a Bobker and Isidore Rosen Suin. Or. Moon was born in Silver both in there Nash l much of a inn in inns Days any where in groups of thick. Silver Bow Hart the Dis unction of being the county Seal of Deer Lodge county. On Deer Lodge Nof Only deprived Sil ver Bow of is it also took the courthouse that served Ai a of Only Seal. Deer has Bull another and belter court House once Days but the old May be Illel in the a Lille continued on Page 10, col. 1. Had a Down attractive prospective Johnson continued. Had political development a Fin permitted to take their course Many of Able men have grown in Public esteem with the i months. However the president perhaps with he noblest of has stymied democracy s most depend Able sounding Board the primaries and he has a spooned find torpedoed other candidates for the continued on Page 2, col. Butt. During 1930 the receipts Here totalled in 1033 they were the increase More than another encouraging sign of the times is inc increase in the number of at the of this continued on Page 2, col. 7. Agriculture again suffers damage Highway rail traffic crippled when Rivers overflow Banks. San Francisco March floods hit rain soaked Northern California for the second time within a months tonight and routed hundreds of families from their Homes added new dam age to agriculture cropped Highway and rail traffic and caused several deaths. E. H. Fletcher government meteorologist broadcast a warning that flood conditions May reach major proportions Over Tho week end and surpass he 10-Day Sega Early ills month when wild water inflicted damage erty and nirm lands Rivers break Banks. The Sacramento Feather san ii nuts nanpu san Lorenzo and Hussion Rivers fed by a deluge or steady rain in the mountains and Foothills broke Over their Banks and Immon cd thousands of acres of lowlands including several City residential sections at Nevada City the body of an unidentified Man was seen floating Down swollen Deer Creek the Sec Ond male of the freighter Charles l. W heeler was washed overboard and several men were injured when mountainous seas five per Over ship off the coast miss Marlon g. Bell so Mill Volley Albert Vadnals 37, Oakland incl 57, san Francisco were tilled to automobile accidents attributed to fimm conditions and jul Popery High ways. Big crests of Muddy water surged Down the Sacramento River in tha heart of one of the nation s re Chest valleys. Fletcher predicted the would reach a 30-Ioot level at Bluff a Sevcit feel above Hood stage. Emergency Crews were called out to patrol levees. Covers a Block area the Napa River covered a a Block area in the Low residential District of Northeast Napa. About 200 fam Ilies were evacuated. One Hundred Homes were surrounded by water. Continued on Page 2, col. 0. Mysterious blast rocks Butte Homes a mysterious explosion a few minutes after 10 o clock last night rocked Homes in lie Northwest Section of the cily. Telephone Calls of Dan pcs in that Quarter brought the answer that the Shock was severe but Noth ing could be Learned regard ing the exact location of the blast. H was believed to have been somewhere be tween the Montana school of mines Campus and the. Orphan girl mine. Albert Moon. Home seekers the time to buy real estate in now. Real estate timer Fulp is Safe Anchorage to the Windward of any economic storm. The greatest invest ment on Earth is of Arth it self. 6ee the offerings listed in the want ads today. For bargains in user Carz sport equipment pianos in fact anything. Turn to the classified pages Index of Butte s improved business conditions an Index to Butte s improved business conditions follows 1939 1938 Banjo clearings postal receipts. Utility customers 1919 1939 j telephones. I cite customers. 9467 electric customers. 15.414 i water customers school enrolment 1939-40 1933-39 Public parochial schools and the Montana school of automobile registration 1940 1939 Silva r Bow county passenger i and 14.430 state driving permits issued in county 15530 building permits first 3. Months first 3 months 1940 1939 new construction and jm.624, increase increase 350 54 25 increase 159 increase 393 148 increase
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