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Port Arthur News (Newspaper) - December 4, 1940, Port Arthur, Texas Wednesday december 4, 1940.the port Arthur news Page Urvi a secret fund asked by Dies for his probe would be of great value he says Solon plans speaking tour Washington dec. 4 ins a rep. Dies a Texas chairman of the House in american activities committee proposed today that the House if it continues his committee Grant a secret fund to be used in ferreting out foreign propaganda activities. A i should like very much to have 9 some Money which could be spent without reporting the exact purpose for which it was spent such As purchasing documents of great value a Dies said. Would be of value o a virtually All agencies of the government have Money set aside for this purpose. The entire committee of course would be responsible that such a privilege was not abused. There Are Many instances however when such a fund would be Ftp great Dies prepared for a speaking trip during which he will carry his Campaign for continuation of the committee to the country. He will speak in Nashville and Chattanooga term. Louisville Oklahoma City Wichita ran and Joplin to. He named rep. Voorhis a Cal committee member and a Strong new dealer As the committees a a ambassador to the department of Justice. Abandons flans abandoning plans to Confer with attorney general Jackson himself Dies asked Voorhis to conduct a negotiations with the Justice department in an Effort to arrange a program of co operation. Dies said that he is Uncertain when the committee will publish additional reports on foreign prop. Uganda activity. A a we have a Fine record on italian fascist propaganda a Dies said. A we have a report to make showing How the United states government is helping finance German British and other foreign Propa-9 Ganda in this country through the International postal even As you and i mrs. Franklin d. Roosevelt May be the first lady of the land but when she goes Hunting Christmas gifts she a just the same a puzzled shoppers we All Are. Above she is pictured trying to choose from among a tempting array of toys As she got an Early Start on Christmas buying in new York. Mariner Here is Central figure in strange nationalities mix up Babits colds relieve misery fast a externally. Rub on Vicks vap rub Willy Iversen is an american no Wand knows it. But for a while recently he was beginning to wonder if he were going to turn out to be another a Man without a born in Norway Iversen inherited his forebears Brown hair Blue eyes and love of the sea. He became a Mariner a Good one and As such was chief Engineer on a norwegian Tanker when she sailed through troubled Waters from England to port Arthur. He minimizes those torpedoes and mines a torpedoes mines yes we had some. Two magnetic mines exploded near our ship. And torpedoes blasted some other vessel in our Convoy. We saw them but followed orders and kept right on going blacked out. A your escorting vessels were to pick up Iversen has a pretty Good idea How the torpedoes got through the protecting Wall of w a vessels. There is a possibility he admits that submarines simply got Between the warships and the merchant ships. A but in the last War a he recalls a we made torpedoes that would run any set distance and then make a Sharp turn. I think that a what happened to our convoys the submarines came from behind and fired torpedoes that caught up with the Convoy and turned. Sure ifs dangerous a dangerous certainly but done to you take a Chance on your life every time you Cross the Street Quot but Back to Iversen a nationality. Here safely at last he decided to become an american so he could sail on vessels of this country. He went to the immigration office. They investigated and made a report that astounded Iversen. A you Are an american a they reported. A we found that your father came Over Here to fight in the Spanish american War with our Navy. And got naturalized. So you re already Iversen was pleased of course but a Little put out when the immigration men added a was an american you must leave the norwegian Tanker now. No american is permitted to sail on a belligerent needed birth record Iversen did and went to get his american Marine engineers License. They Grant it. A we believe you re an american a they said a but Well have to have a copy of your birth birth record from War torn Norway that was Back in october and Iversen started cabling his parents. He got no answer even Trace the Cable. But he did just the other Day get a letter from Home and in it the All important birth certificate. So the norwegian who was really an american but rho have been a norwegian officer unless he were really a native norwegian can now be an american Marine officer because he actually is an american. I there Ripley he Learned a american a i should have known a Iversen laughs now. A my teacher in Norway used to complain that the English my father was helping me to learn Wasny to Correct. She was rights he was teaching me american a mrs. Nicholas buried special la the mews. Beaumont dec. 4.�?last rites for mrs. Virginia Nicholas 67, who resided with a son on Fannett Road were held today. Ill More than a year she died monday night. Charges heard Are echoes of those of 1915 demands that boy de and von Papen be withdrawn recalled by Gladwin Hill new York dec. 4 in a mysterious explosions in munitions and Industrial plants. Public concern about Rushing War materials to Britain. German raiders in the Atlantic. Charges of undercover work by German agents in the United states. If that sounds like current news history repeats itself in part because that is the record of 25 years ago. It was on december 3, 1915, that All these occurrences combined to push american feeling to the Peak a unparalleled in the current hostilities where the United states government took the extreme step of virtually ousting two prominent German diplomatic representatives from the country asked to withdraw Secretary of state Robert Lansing asked the German government to withdraw Captain Karl boy de and Captain Franz von Papen naval and military attaches respectively of the German embassy in Washington a on account of what this government considers improper activities in military and naval the charges underlying this International cause celebre were never officially detailed but through Public talk growing out of the affair boy de and von Papen became two of the most conspicuous figures in the chronicle of world War undercover activity even though history indicates that Franz von Rintelen was the master mind of German sabotage in the United states and boy de and von Papen merely propagandists. Both men were nonetheless dramatic figures. Was novelist boy de was the son of a German turkish merchant and Ida boy de a popular German novelist of the Day. A High official in the German Navy department he was sent to Washington in 1911. Although near Middle age he was a conspicuously eligible Bachelor and Cut quite a dash in diplomatic society. For a Long time he was reported secretly engaged to Virginia Mackay Smith daughter of the late episcopal Bishop of i Pennsylvania and he married her after the War. Von Papen whose remarkable Post War career has brought him the position of German ambassador to Turkey was like boy de the target of Many accusations along with the even More embarrassing charge that he privately had referred to americans As a these idiotic whether the charges were True or not boy de and von Papen were in sufficiently bad repute that their usefulness As envoys was Over and Germany did not hesitate about withdrawing them on Lansing a request. Killed in fall boy de Wras killed in a fall from a horse in Germany in 1930. Van Papen after the War entered politics where he has displayed remarkable Power of survival. He was one of the rapid succession of chancellors under president von Hindenburg during the hectic Days of hitlers Rise and Only the failing presidents intervention in believed to have saved him from the nazi purge later to gain hitlers favor and become his a a troubleshooting ambassador. Lamar players will offer Broadway hit special to the Meres. Beaumont dec. 4�?lamar College curtain club will open its season at 8 p. In. Today with a you can to take it with you a a Broadway hit comedy and will repeat the play thursday night. Those who have seen the collegiate thespians rehearse directed by mrs. Billie Fonville believe the entertainment will be the Best Amateur theatrical offering Here in years. Season tickets including admission to two other planned plays Cost $2, and May be obtained from members or at the door. Opera now in Peoples hands new York society present for opening however new York dec. 4 up a the metropolitan opera opened for a the people monday night but new York society Wras there As usual displaying diamonds and furs and tardy arrivals. A the people had raised $1,000,-000 to buy the famous old opera House from the metropolitan opera and real estate company whose stockholders owned the boxes that form the a Diamond boxes filled the boxes were filled to capacity for the 56th regular opening. Their occupants were much the same but they no longer owned them. They had bought tickets like everyone else. Guiseppe Verdi so the masked balls w As the opera. At 8 10 p. In. Ettore Panizza the conductor lifted his Baton for the prelude. Then the new Gold damask curtain Rose. By this time the House was nearly filled although there still were vacancies in the boxes. An hour and to minutes later the last of the Box holders arrived. Not so Toney Many of the seasons debutantes were not there nor were City state ranking officers of the army and Navy Federal officials and members of the diplomatic corps. The met is now not As Toney As it was once. But from a financial viewpoint the premiere was the Best in its history. The receipts totalled $18,000, but the prices were the same�?$10 in the orchestra Down to $2 general admission. After 400 standees crowded inside hundreds were turned away. Many had waited for hours. Play tickets Are available panhellenic suggests them As Christmas gifts season tickets for the three remaining plays to be presented Here by the Clare tree major theater players under the auspices of the port Arthur panhellenic association Are still available officials announced today. The tickets May be purchased at a saving mrs. John minor ticket chairman announced and May be obtained for $2, $1.50, and $1. For one show single performance tickets Are to be sold at 75 cents 50 cents and 25 cents but Only holders of season tickets will be eligible for the awarding of the prizes at the three remaining plays it was said. Next performance will be a malice in wonderland on dec. 20 at which a Quot Christmas package a filled with surprises will be presented As the award. The remaining plays will be a Robin Hood on feb. 4 and a Hans Brinker or the Silver skates on March la. Christmas suggestion it was suggested by panhellenic members today that season tickets to the three additional plays will form an excellent Christmas gift for some port Arthur youngster. Tickets May be purchased from mrs. John minor at Telephone 5088 or from any panhellenic member and will be wrapped As Christmas gifts it was announced. Tickets will be delivered to anyone desiring to Purchase them. World court is seen As remedy for War special to the mens. Beaumont dec. 4.�?development of a Federal Union or a world court might avoid such conflicts As the present War or. Robert my Elroy formerly Princeton University historian told More than 250 listeners at a meeting tuesday night sponsored by the Beaumont round table of the National conference of christians and jews. The first world War and the present one the speaker believed were caused because some losing nations thought they were treated unfairly at the peace table following previous wars. Machinists rites held special to the kens. Beaumont dec. 4.-Funer�i services were held for Oscar Herrington 32, of 1040 Goliad Street. A Magnolia refinery machinist he died unexpectedly Mon Day night. Crippled tots Board meets directors of the port Arthur society for crippled children met monday night in the chamber of Commerce Assembly room with e. E. Stuckey president in charge. Reports were heard on the physical and mental program of children in the Thomas or. Hughen school and further Steps for insuring their Well being were planned. Mrs. George Harris was thanked by the Board for the donations to the society presented through her efforts. Stuckey also reported that much attention is being directed to the Hughen school for its work and that it is being recognized through out the state for the advancement i it has accomplished with crippled children. Announcement was made that the next meeting of the Board would be held Jan. 2. At All a amp a food stores roman roads built before the birth of Christ now Are lighted by electricity. Shoe repair thurs. It and Fri. Fue new Pai of sous if Quot dated soles do not Wear at least 3 month these soles Are for men amp boys and cannot be beat for hard and Long Wear. Saks made longer or wider shot repairing depot <3�,e/ of ainu Holgate educational toys for children let your child learn As he plays. Make your selection now for Christ mat. Use our layaway plan i Harris Book store dial 8023 x 524 fifth St. You save More than half in our hat Sale values to $4.95 Black or colors if a Quot Quot i Zuj All head sizes a clearance of women s smart millinery coming right at the time when one is needing a new a i to Wear during the holidays. The assortment is so varied and Large that we cannot begin to give descriptions. Come. See for yourself a a a a a a a a a a a a it Lull i a cop . O values from 79c to 94c # crepe Chambul a Fine faille 9 dress alpacas 9 Engaline leading Quality Rayon fabrics for fall and Winter wearable in favored colors. Many Are washable. All 39 inches wide. 9 trick Wick crepes 9 tip top crepes 9 pall mall crepes group 49c and 59c fabrics. 39c cd. Outstanding collection in wanted patterns and colors. Included Are Picella spurs. Pretti plaid a stripes. Queen of scots Woven plaids. Way Cross wills. And other popular weaves. All 39 inches wide. And washable group 39c Rayon fabrics. We be sold thousands of Yards at the same Quality is offered you at a saving of 10c a Yard Woven spurs in stripes checks plaids Floral and solid colors. A washable and color fast. 39 Inch. Save. In our after thanksgiving coat Sale included Are values up to $16.90. Untrimmed tailored dress and sports Coats which Are in great demand this season. Tweeds fleeces boules needlepoint and Novelty coatings in styles you be seen at much higher prices if you need a sure to see these before you buy broken sizes 9 to 52 specially selected group Early fall dresses reduced exactly Here s your Chance to procure smart dresses to finish out the season at a great saving. Daytime styles for sports afternoon and business Wear. Lightweight wools Fine crepes printed crepes and velveteen combinations. Broken sizes from 9 to 20. 38 to 52. Regular prices Sale were $2.98 to $9.90 prices $197 $�60 i Tov affixes ave

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