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Evening Star (Newspaper) - February 25, 1940, Washington, Washington-DCWeather forecast Cloudy and colder preceded by Light rain in the associated press. Helsinki feb. 24.a strategically spread red army its dead re ported littering the Snow at the rate of 6.000 in two Days was said tonight by the finnish High com Mand to be striking massively at the Island environs of Vii Puri from a captured coastal base Only v/2 Miles away. From Kaisalahti nestled on the War wrecked Gulf of Finland rail Way just below Finland s erstwhile second City and from Koivisto 17/2 Miles further South once the West Ern Anchor of Finland s Mannerheim line the soviet offensive stretched out Over the Gulf ice to Hammer at see Finland Page a3. Face at window mystery solved by burglar killer by the associated press. New York feb. 24.mrs. Ben Jamin Hebald a grinning face pressed against the window of her fifth floor apartment in Brooklyn tonight. When police arrived the face was still grinning. They opened the window and a Man toppled in from the Ore escape dead. In an adjoining building patrol Man Herbert Miller started for his precinct station to report hav ing fired at a burglar. Noticing fellow patrolmen at the Hebald apartment he went in and identified the dead Man As the one he shot. Or. Miller thought the Bur Glar had escaped. Berwyn Man is killed by car on Boulevard a Man identified by a Cousin As Charles Haker 32, of Berwyn my was killed Early today when he was struck by an automobile on the Washington Baltimore Boulevard near Berwyn. Or. Haker who had been employed by the Smith gravel co. At Berwyn formerly lived four Miles from Laurel my. On the Laurel Bowie Road. He is survived by his father Henry Haker two Brothers. Jerome and Fred Haker and a sis Ter miss Sophie Haker All of near Laurel. Radio programs Page f-3 Complete Index Page a-2 % 4 trapped in a red air raid reporter on Back in Snow stares death full in face As bombs fall by Leland Stowe Chicago Dally foreign correspondent. Sorta Ala Eastern Finland feb. 23 delayed what does it feel like to look a falling bomb straight in the face i have wondered about that for several years and especially for the past six months. No need to speculate about my possible reactions any More. With the vividness of a Nightmare i know How it feels to look a bomb in the face certainly All that i Ever cared to know about it. By the exact margin of 71 very Short paces i can sit Here Wiser but unscathed and still Tingle with a series of sensations which will be quite enough if they come Only once in a lifetime. Until today i was one of those who rather marvelled at the seemingly unnecessary Speed with which people in the Small finnish towns always dash for the shelters or the neighbouring Woods when the air alarms sound. Tonight i am cured once and forever of my ignorant boldness and my studied casualness. Hereafter the Only thing that will annoy me about any Tody s air alarm conduct will be if he can hike for safety faster than i can. Even if remarkably educational it is extremely unpleasant to lie on the ground looking up at a Bunch of five bombs which Are apparently coming directly Down upon you. 160 bombs poured on town. This was not the official schedule of the Odyssey upon which Wade Werner of the associated press and myself unwittingly embarked when we set out from Helsinki for Sor Tavala. After two nights and one Day it looked As if the russian bombers had us boxed for Good. This morning when at last our train crawled into the Village of b near the Western coast of Lage Ladoga we some of the explanation. The soviet planes had raided b five times in three hours last night and had poured Down 160 bombs upon it. The station was a sad looking spectacle and Many of the streets too. At 11 Oclock this morning we were sitting in the sorta Ala train had been sitting there for an hour in fact waiting for it to Start. Then the engine whistles began shrieking one after another for Miles along the track. It was another air raid warn ing the second of the Day. Every continued on Page a-3, column 2. Chamberlain bars peace with present German government pledges Allied fight until satisfied Freedom is Safe a the associated press. London feb. 24.prime min ister Chamberlain today flatly ruled out any peace with the present Ger Man government As incapable of guaranteeing future Security to Europe. As he pledged a fight to the finish until we Are satisfied that Freedom is Safe. The conflict with Germany produced the results the naval trawler Ben Volio 352 ton vessel engaged in mine sweeping Sank after hitting a mine with 10 of her men lost. The vessel was the 30th of the British Navy to go Down since the War began. R. A. F. Planes Over Prague. The air ministry announced Royal air Force planes scouted deep into greater Germany for the second successive night ranging As far afield As Prague capital of dismembered Czecho Slovakia. Officials said besides Prague Points scouted included Kiel Hamburg and Bremen. One plane made a forced Landing in Belgium the Crew of six was arrested. The British press reported wit ii of official confirmation that Royal air Force planes had sunk three German submarines and a merchantman had rammed and sunk another. The toll of merchantmen victims of the War Rose with the foundering of the British Steamer Royal Archer 2,266 tons while being towed after striking a mine. Address Sharp. Winding up a series or Pep meet Ings by Cabinet ministers with an address in his Home town of Bir Mingham the gaunt 70-year-old Chamberlain delivered one of his sharpest fight talks of the War. Or. Chamberlain decried nazi Aims As destruction of Britain and domination of the world. Britain on the other hand he said to the cheers of the crowd is fighting a crusade for Freedom and to abolish the spirit of militarism and accumulation of Arma ments which is pauper izing All Europe and not in the least Ger Many herself. How in Concrete terms Are these Aims to be secured he asked and answered first Independence of the poles and czechs must be assured. Secondly we must have some tangible evidence that will satisfy us that any pledges or assurances Given will be fulfilled. Under the present German government there can be no Security for the future. He called Fin lands fight against invading Russia a heroic struggle against a Gigantic and unwieldy adversary and in an incisive passage on the British raid into a norwegian see Chamberlain Page a-3. A. F. L. Ready to resume peace talks Green says president William Green Reiter ated yesterday that the a. P. L. Was ready to resume peace negotiations with the c. I. O. In a letter to a group of clergy men who had urged renewal of peace negotiations or. Green said the a. P. L. Peace committee stands ready to accept and con Sider any proposals designed to bring about a settlement of existing difficulties. His letter was addressed to msgr. John a. Ryan director of the department of social action of the National Catholic welfare Confer ence. Turkey mobilizes civilians in \ emergency plans newspapers predict that War is certain russian Oil target 3r the associated press. Istanbul. Feb. 25 sunday taking Steps amounting virtually to civil mobilization. Turkey today applied emergency measures As the possibility of War in the near East was regarded with increasing apprehension in this country. The government co ordination committee which was formed to place Industry and Commerce on Vir Tual wartime basis inaugurated obligatory labor system in the Regli Coal Basin. Under the plan expected to be extended quickly workers in All Industry would not be permitted to leave their jobs. Staff officers arrive. General staff officers arrived from Ankara for final Steps in organizing Istanbul s defences against any possible air and sea bombardments. More British and French technicians arrived to help make the coun try ready for War. Turkish newspapers predicted that War Between the allies and soviet Russia was certain especially if Russia becomes an important source of supplies. It was asserted that in such Case the allies would move immediately against the Rich Baku Oil Fields of Russia on the Caspian sea. Ready to defend. The newspaper Yeni Sabah closely connected with the turkish government declared both the logical and Legal justification Al ready exist for Britain and France to declare War on Russia. Official quarters reiterated that Turkey was ready to fight to defend her own Security. Turkey earlier had been virtually isolated by a storm which swept across Southeastern Europe and turkish officials had denied rumours of impending War which circulated in anxious Balkan capitals As the result of a prolonged interruption of communications. Belgian loan forecast Brussels Peb. 24 the Bel Gian chamber of deputies was told today by Deputy Charles Jansse it must borrow about $490,000,000 next year to finance mobilization and other expenses. Blue Plains inmates to get better food after March 1 an egg a Day heavier soup and hot meals Are on the menu of the Home for the aged and infirm be ginning March 1, it was announced last night by Frank b. Haskell superintendent. The revised and More nutritious menu or. Haskell intimated is the result of the recent unexpected visit to the institution by mrs. Franklin d. Roosevelt and the subsequent investigation of the Home by the pub Lic health subcommittee of the House District committee. Or. Haskell said that in the past the More than 700 old and almost helpless inmates because of the stringent allowances for food and maintenance at the institution had been allowed an egg at every seventh meal and have not been served heavier soups at supper. What do you mean by heavier soup asked a reporter. Do you serve these old people consomme no said supt. Haskell i mean that when we have bean soup there will be More Beans in it when we have pea soup there will be More peas in it. Complaints had before i the House subcommittee that meals had been served cold to the in mates. Or. Haskell said this was More or less True because the meals were served first and the inmates were called in afterwards to take their seats at the table. When they reached the table he said the meals were usually cold. But beginning March 1, supt. Haskell declared there will be a order of procedure. First of All he declared eggs Are to be served at every breakfast. Secondly he pointed out the old folks at the Home must be seated before the meals Are served so that no matter How slow an inmate is in reaching the table he will have a hot meal. Or. Haskell explained that health department physicians As a result of recent orders had already examined about 60 of the 130 bed Ridden patients in the infirmary at the Home and had failed so far to find any cases of contagious diseases. He added the doctors had found two or three doubtful cases of in sanity and expressed the opinion Bee Blue plafr8, Pae a to k Friendship with soviet Italy and Japan reaffirmed text of Adolf hitlers speech on Page a-4. By the associated press. Munich feb. 24.adolf Hitler cried out tonight that Germany will fight until the terror of the Pluto Racies has been broken declared the three mighty states of Russia Italy and Japan to be his friends and proclaimed his Trust that god is with him and his nazi Reich. To his old guard in an hours speech broadcast Over the world the fuehrer asserted the hand of Providence saved him from death in a bomb explosion in this very City last november 8 and declared the same Providence has especially blessed us for six years. Sounding the world War Battle cry of Imperial Germany Gott Mit uns the fuehrer shouted that Germany was fighting against the idea that one or two Peoples of the Earth should have everything. God did not make the world for englishmen alone to you to unit Providence would have blessed us Only to drop us he asked. There is a god he creates people with equal rights. Stronger than 1914 Reich. Today s Germany he said is stronger in every Way than the Imperial Reich of 1914but, especially in its leadership. Preceded by the blood stained Flag which headed his marchers in the Beer cellar Putsch of 1923 and surrounded by old party fighters. Hitler came to Munich s Hauf Brau Hall tonight to commemorate the founding of the nazi party and its adoption of a 25-Point program 20 years ago. It was his first speech in Munich since the Burger bauhaus explosion wrecked the scene of the original Beer cellar plot and killed eight per sons shortly after Hitler had left. On the eve of United states undersecretary of state Sumner Welles arrival in Europe for a feeling out of possible ways to peace the fuehrer gave a defiant War message to his nation and to the world threatening to smash any one who seeks to deny Germany her rightful living space leering at these chamberlains and their top hats sneering at Winston Churchill and disdaining to reveal specific War Aims. He did mention his terms prior to the Start of the War and de scribed them As modest Security of our living space return of our colonies. But his present Price for peace went unnamed. Not destined to be slaves. What we Are fighting against he shouted admit cries of approval is the idea that one or two Peoples of the Earth should have everything. God did t make the world for englishmen alone it simply cannot be that the German people Are destined to be slaves of the English and French. Significantly Hitler reverted to his Early War practice of leaving France almost out of his strictures coming Back to 1914, he intimated Germany would have won the world War had he been at the Helm. The nation s leaders then he declared were second rate. But today we All know that neither militarily nor economically can Germany be Defeated. The decisive thing is leadership. More than in any recent speech the. Fuehrer claimed god As his ally the ally of the German people. An awed hush fell Over his frequently noisy listeners when he took them Back to the night of the blast in the Burger Drahaus and told them solemnly Only a few months ago in a very special Way i experienced the hand of Providence. Invokes friendships. Again Hitler invoked his Friend ship with soviet Russia and Italy and this time he spoke in the same breath of Japan. Three mighty nations which were German yes enemies in 1914 Are Friendly benevolently Neutral he said. This was just one of the reasons he gave Why it cannot be otherwise see Hitler Page it Jown Dow in tannic Kate j learn to swot Straw n what my Goin to 00 with a Twat Mau sack j s 4 of j reciprocal trap no accurate figures available on Relief needs Bondy says welfare chief does t know How much Money he needs for adequate program first of a series. By James free. No one knows How Many Washington residents Are destitute and in need of Public or private Agency Relief. No one knows How Many persons on Public Relief Rolls in the District Are no longer eligible for such Aid. No one can give the District taxpayer Assurance that he is getting his moneys Worth so far As expenditures for Public Relief Are concerned. ? no one knows How much Money would be required to provide an adequate Public Relief program in Washington. In Short things that Are not known about the Public Relief situation Here present As great a problem As do the sober facts that Are on the record. These assertions do not come from uninformed critics or carping outsiders. They were made by Rob Ert e. Bondy director of the District s Board of Public welfare. said or. Bondy congressional authorities were to ask me tomorrow to fill in a figure on a Blank Check they would give me. If they should say to me. You Are the director of Public welfare and we Are prepared to Back you up on any amount you need just say How much a i would be forced to say i Don t know. I Don t know. He explained i 8,c j longshoremen in Southeast ports stage walkout last minute mediation fails in fight for 10-cent wage boost by the associated press. Jacksonville fla., feb. 25 sunday a strike of 8.000 longshoremen asking wage increases went into effect at eight Southeastern ports last Midnight As last minute mediation efforts failed. James l. Bernard mediator from the maritime labor Board at Washington said v. E. Townsend vice president of the International Long Shore menus association would arrive today and a conference had been scheduled for the afternoon. The walkout affecting Coastwise shipping Only was voted Friday after several months of negotiations Between wharf workers and ship Ping interests on a contract. The old agreement expired last october. Or. Bernard said or. Townsend told him in a Telephone Conversa Tion from Charleston that Many ships due in ports today would not be unloaded. Ike Grayson Leader of the Long Shore menus local an american federation of labor affiliate explained the longshoremen who work coast Wise ships want a wage boost of 10 cents an hour so their pay will be in line with that received by wharf workers who Load and unload deep sea and intercostal vessels. Union longshoremen in Wilming ton n. C. Charleston. S. C. Savan nah a. Jacksonville fort Pierce port Everglades Miami and Tampa fla., Are involved. Sailings Are cancelled As strike goes into effect York feb. 24 & several Coastwise sailings were cancelled to night and one shipping company placed an embargo on cargo mov ing out of the port of York As 8,000 longshoremen in eight South Ern ports walked out. Clyde Mallory line cancelled sail Ings of the Seminole scheduled to leave tuesday for Charleston and Jacksonville and the Iraq urls for Miami and Galveston on wednes Day. It also put an embargo on cargo from York. 1 the shipping impasse came slightly More than three months after the International longshore menus association a. F. A in York signed an agreement ending a widespread coastal Dock strike. John e. Craig vice president of the Clyde line said revenues on Coastwise ships had declined seriously partly because of the poor fruit season in the South. Freight and passenger business Are both poor he added. The lines cannot afford expenses any More than they could last because our Public assistance Divi Sion staff has had neither the time nor the facilities to obtain a comprehensive picture of the local needs. Our Case workers Are handling an average of 190 cases each As com pared with the social Security Board s recommendation of an average Case Load of 100, so naturally they cannot do As Complete an investigation and advisory Job As would be desirable in All cases. Known factors in the current pub Lic welfare situation include in january Public assistance was Given in 6.235 cases most of which involved family groups 1,987 of these cases came under general Relief the remainder under Federal local social Security programs of Aid to dependent children 909 cases old see Relief Page a-10. U. 5. District attorney gets Dies evidence on Pelley letters Pine urged to present documents to grand jury for action toy the associated press. The Dies committee yesterday turned Over to the United states District attorney All its information concerning allegedly forged letters which purported to link its chair Man representative Dies Democrat of Texas with William Dudley Pel Ley the Leader of the Silver shirt legion. Or. Dies himself transmitted the committee evidence to District at Torney David Pine and asked him to present the documents to the grand jury for appropriate action. Meanwhile it was revealed that attorney general Robert h. Jack son has agreed to turn Over to the Dies committee a copy of the fed eral Bureau of investigation s report of its inquiry last May into the activities of or. Pelley. Or. Jackson emphasized however that the reports should be kept confidential in a letter to representative Starnes of Alabama acting chairman of the Dies committee. See in american Page a-14. Roosevelt tops Garner 841 -18, in unofficial Georgia primary by the associated press. Donalsonville ga., Peb. 24. President Franklin d. Roosevelt received a vote of landslide proportions to head again the democratic ticket in a make believe Seminole county preference primary Here today. The president was the first Choice of 841 voters with vice president John gamer second with 18. Secretary of state Cordell Hull received three votes. Postmaster Gen eral James a. Parley two senator Burton k. Wheeler of Montana two Federal Security administrator Paul v. Mcnutt two and senator Walter p. George of Georgia one. The George vote was a write in on the printed ballot. As a second Choice candidate in Case or. Roosevelt should decline a third term. Secretary of state Hull was Given a substantial Lead of 245. The president received Only 1 vote for second Choice or. Parley 154 or. Gamer 78 senator Wheeler 11 or. Mcnutt 9 senator George 3, and former gov. Eugene Talmadge 1, a write in. The vote although unofficial and not binding in any Way attracted attention in that it was the first Public expression by actual ballot pm potential democratic presidential candidates. So keen was the local interest at 868 of the 1,500 eligible voters marked the printed ballots a number equal to the average regu Lar primary. There was As much interest As in a regular election said chair Man Joe Johnson of the Seminole democratic executive committee who arranged for the vote. There has been so much talk about a Pri Mary in Georgia we thought we would give our people a Chance. The president received 330 votes in the four Rural precincts of the county and 511 in the Donalson Ville town precinct. Or. Johnson recalled that in past elections Here Seminole has proved to be a sentiment sounder for the entire state. In 1936 when we held the first primary the county voted 661 for Roosevelt and 120 for former gov. Talmadge he said. Then last year Seminole lined up for Sena Tor George first Talmadge second and Lawrence Camp third in the United states Senate race. They finished in that order. Or. Camp had the backing of president Roose velt in that race. Or. Johnson said there was considerable local campaigning especially far or. Roosevelt and or. Oamer m sea scouts Rescue 4 when army plane noses into River flyers extricated from amphibian in Anacostia pictures on Page by an army amphibian plane nosed Over in attempting to land on the Anacostia River off Buzzards Point yesterday but its four occupants escaped with minor cuts bruises and a wetting when five sea scouts took their 16-foot whaleboat supplied by the red Cross on its first Rescue Mission. The sea scouts had just launched a cat boat at the corinthian yacht club when they the plane strike the surface. They manned the whaleboat under direction of scout master Frederick Tilp and reached the stricken Craft ahead of Navy crash boats dispatched from the opposite Shore. Extricated from the Cabin of the sinking four place oa-9 Type amphibian were maj. Thomas d. White of 4514 Connecticut Avenue ., attached to the office of the chief of the army air corps Here capt. G. W. Mccoy Bolling Field tech Nical Sergt. W. E. Langston also of Bolling Field and Sergt. W. K. Ett linger Arlington a. Cantonment. Plane towed to base. The sea scouts transferred the flyers to a Navy Craft and crash boats later towed the plane which had settled by the nose to the naval air station. Those participating in the Rescue were Richard a. Winfield 20, sea scout mate of 1020 Irving Street . Phillip Osborne 16, of 1617 seventeenth Street Joseph tells 16, of 2518 seventeenth Street Jack Gager 18, of 5301 Massachusetts Avenue ., and Ray Theiss 15. Of 903 Flower Avenue Sil ver Spring my. Maj. White was at the controls when the mishap occurred at the end of a routine training flight. He is Well known in service circles Here having had several Tours of duty in the capital prior to his present assignment. Went to Russia in 1934. In 1934 he became the first assistant military attache to be sent to Moscow after diplomatic relations had been established with soviet Russia. Subsequently he served for several years As assistant military attache to the United states embassy in Rome and As assistant Mil itary attache for air in Greece. He is a descendant of Gen. Fran Cis Marion the swamp Fox and John c. Calhoun. Maj. White declined to comment on the mishap last night but a Bolling Field spokesman termed it a minor Accident in Landing. The latter officer added a Board of in Quiry to attempt determination of the cause probably would be appointed from among officers at the Field pointing out this was merely a routine procedure. Roosevelt race with Garner in Illinois assured Bankhead urges president to reveal third term plans by g. Gould Lincoln. Roosevelt against gamer presi Dent against vice president in the Illinois presidential preferential primary on april 9 was assured when the deadline for withdrawals passed at Midnight last night. No word came from the president or his backers according to dispatches from Springfield 111. Unless the decision of the Illinois Secretary of state should be upset by action of the state certifying Board last night stands As the last moment for withdrawals. The Board will meet March 5. Included in its membership Are the governor and attorney general. While Illinois presents this con test in the democratic preference primary Thomas e. Dewey of York remains the sole outstanding figure in the Republican race there. Neither senator Taft of Ohio nor senator Vanderberg of Illinois was willing to enter the primary. Mayor la Guardia of York whose name was entered by a mysterious client of the Ross Federal re search corp. Of York with Drew at the 11th hour. Dew eyes following Large. Or. Dewey according to reports brought Here by Republican leaders from Illinois at the time of the g. O. P. National committee meet ing a week ago. Has a Large follow ing in the state. Dewey would defeat any of the other presidential aspirants 3 to 1 in the Illinois primary. Was the $ comment made by one of these party leaders. Mayor la Guardia whose withdrawal statement in York indicated he was again backing presi Dent Roosevelt in a presidential race would have been snowed under by the Dewey vote in Illinois it was predicted. His declaration for or. Roosevelt in the primary appears to have removed him effectually from any further consideration As a Republican candidate if he Ever had any Chance for such consideration. Representative Hamilton fish. Re publican of York advised Illinois officials yesterday that he did not choose to run As a presidential candidate in the Illinois primary. His decision was announced in a Telegram to Edward j. Hughes Illinois Secretary of state. Third term mystery. Senator Bankhead of Alabama yesterday joined other democrats during the week in urging that president Roosevelt make some statement regarding his political plans. Speaker Bankhead brother of the senator is a favorite son candidate in Alabama. Senator Bankhead told reporters the president should give expression to what he is going to do. I dont think there is much Dis agreement on the Point that he should make his intentions known. It would be better for All concerned including the president if he would make a statement. Senator Bankhead asserted that if or. Roosevelt should seek re nomination then he can have it without much question. The Ala Bama senator added people Don t like second choices and As Long As or. Roosevelt is at Large in the situation there is no Way for the people to make up their minds on other candidates. There can be no test of sentiment so Long As the president remains silent. First Deal plea. Senator Bankhead is the first Deal senator to suggest that or. Roosevelt declare his intentions. Similar suggestions were made last week by senators Johnson. Demo crat of Colorado and Mccarran Democrat of Nevada. The president s silence has effectively hog tied All other democratic presidential possibilities except vice president Garner. That goes for postmaster general James a. Farley even though his name has been entered in the Massachusetts primary. The democratic leaders in that state insisted they were for Roosevelt first if the president should become a candidate. Neither Paul v. Mcnutt of Indi Ana. Federal Security administrator nor senator Burton k. Wheeler of Montana for example have entered any contests for Delegate support. Only the vice president has turned up As a Bona fide open and above Board contestant against or. Roose velt. In vain have the Garne rites endeavoured to stiffen the backbones of other potential candidates. It was the Hope of the Garner supporters see politics Page a-5. Grocer rings up Dollar profit on Holdup Harry Abelman a grocer at 1200 g Street s.w., is a Good business Man. He surpassed himself last night however by turning in a profit on a Holdup of his own store. Or. Abelman was alone in the store shortly before Midnight when two coloured men entered ordered some groceries and handed him a Dollar Bill. He turned to the Cash Register rang up the Sale and started to Hemd the men their change. At that Point a gun appeared in the hand of one of the men and or. Abelman ducked behind the counter Yelling for help. Members of his family hurried into the store and the robbers fled leaving their groceries behind. Policemen r. C. Redding and c. K. Talley arrived to ask How much did you lose lose replied or. Abelman t made a Dollar profit. H

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