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£heLa«tit$: ieiegraphic News -BY- United Press DAILY | WWATlIEll: Mostly clcudy tonight. I • Tiu'suuy fair. Slightly coldest- In *\\ treme ooulh portion tonight. PR ICE THREE CENTS DELPHOS, OHIO, MONDAY E^ENNG, MARCH 4, 1940. VOL. 46. NO. 220. NAZI PLAN nahey Reti BRITISH LINER eni Creates Pro Gen. Drum Honored March 15 Deadline for Candidates to File Intentions of " Running for • Senatorial Nomination — Senator Donahey Denies Political Outlook had Anything to Do with Retirement. By RICHARD A. BLACKBURN COLUMBUS, O., March 4 (UP) — The decision of U. S. Senator Vic Donahey to retire placed upon Ohio Democrats today the grave problem of selecting a successor to the party's greatest vote-getter.. Candidates lor the Democratic senatorial nomination have only until March 15 to file declarations of candidacy in the May H 4 primary el'eetion. Any suspicion that "Honest" Vic Donahey might reconsider his weekend decision to retire from public life was dispelled in Washington to- Lt.-Gen. Hugh A. Drum For his "distinguished career as a soldier" Lt.-Gen. Hugh A. Drum is the 1940 recipient of the Laetare Medal, bestowed annually by the University of Notre Dame, at South Bend, Ind., to an outstanding member of the Catholic laity. day by the senator. His first term in the senate will be completed at the end of this year. •"1 just wanted to quit; that's all the 'explanation there 1 is," Sen. Donahey said. "My mind was made up j a long time ago." He- denied rumors that he had told friends he was .retiring beca.use he expected a'Democratic setback in the 1940 general election. He also denied that the action of Ohio Democratic leaders in seleet- •ing~:a' "favorite• soai'- candidate 1 >-f or~ the presidential nomination with (lie- understanding that support would be switched! to President Roosevelt if he is a candidate had •anything to do -with his decision. Donahey was first chosen "favorite ami" but he declined: and National Coramitteenian Charles Sawyer was designated. Sen. Donahey said he might participate in politics on a less active scale, but that .he would not attempt to dictate the choice of his succe's- so?. His announcement satdl he was retiring after 35 years of public service "for a much needed rest and for the preservation of my .health." He said he would return to his home at Indian Lake, O., and devote his time to a Columbus insurance company of which he is .president. Several Democrats were expected to seek the senatorial nomination in view of Donahey's decision. A few hours after the senator's announcement was made, former Cougress- man-at-Large John McSweeney, of Woosber, said! he 1 would seek the nomination. He represented ,tlie 16th Ohio district from 1922 to 1928 and was congressman-at-large from'1936 to 1938. He was state wt-llare director under Gov. George White from 1931 to 1935 Francis W. Durbiii, Lima Democratic leader, 'said 1 be might get in. to the race. Others who have been mentioned as possible candidates include former Governor White, who was defeated for the senatorial nomination in 1928, 1934 and 1938; former Senator Robert J. Bulkley, who was defeated) for re-election two years ego; former Rep. Stephen M. Young o> Cleveland; former Gov.' Martin L. Davey, who has not announced his plans lor the 1940 campaign; former itep. Harold G. Mosier, and National Com.mittee- man Sawyer. RED ATTEMPTS TO CROSS BAY OF VIIPVR1 FAIL HELSINKI, March 4- (UP) — A war communique today announced Ihac Finnish troops fighting .dles- perately before' Viipurl had repulsed red army attempts to cross the Bay of Vitpuri and encircle the defending army. The Finns also announced that 1,200. Russians,.were , Killed.,,., 4n an unsuccessful attack at KollaanjokiV on the south central front, and that the Russian troops again had fallen back from Nautsi, on the far northern front. The Russians had advanced to Nautsi last week. The communique said that ".the Finnish lines were holdHng on the Western (Viipuri) end of-the-Man- nerheim defenses and that the Russians had -.suffered particularly heavy losses when they were re- Milsed at Aeyraepaea. '• ROOSE1E1T STARTS 8TH YEAR IN WHITE HOUSE Cuban Politico Shot Find Wreckage Of Super-Airliner CALCUTTA, March 4 (UP) — ? Wreckage of the Imperial Airways super-airliner Hannibal was found strewn along the south Iranian const today. It was believed the crew of four and four passengers had bee n 1-ilied. An Imperial Airways plane which had been searching for the' Hannibal since it disappeared; Friday, found'the wreckage two miles south of Jauelkuht. The plane left Jlwani, Iran, Friday morning for Sharjah, where it was to have lauded: five hours later. It was last reported 135 miles east of Sharjah. The 42-passenger four motored plane was the world's largest when built in 1931. It had flown more tha n 1,000,000 miles without accident. BOY SHOT BY PLAYMATE WITH "UNLOADED" GUN SPRINGFIELD, O., March 4 (UP) Bruce Short, 9, .was killed Sunday when shot through the 1 heart by a .playmate. Coroner Austin Richards said that several children were playing In a shed and that they thought the.gun was not'loaded. CONGRESS TODAY Senate Considers Hatch Act amendment. * Committees: * Commerce subcommittee con* aiders Tobey census resolution. * House * Receives interior department * appropriation bill. ; * Committees: * Roads on' improvement of * highwayB. WILMINGTON, &. (UP)—Gervln Bowman, 39, .of Buffalo, N. Y., a transient, was killed: Sunday when struck by an automobile' driven by Cecil Hartman, 2il, of Wilmiington, on Route 73, south of here. Dr. C. J B. Kinzel, Clinton county coroner, gave an accidental death verdict, Purpose of Sending Undersecretary of State, Sumner Wellcu, to Europe Still Remains a Roosevelt Secret— Only President Knows Own Future Political Plans. By LYLE C. WILSON WASHINGTON, March 4 (UP) — President Roosevelt began his eighth yea,v in the White House today .engaged in his most spectacular diplomatic move and perhaps contemplating the .possibility of a third term. Extraordinary secrecy attends both diplomatic and) domestic political plans. Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles is moving now toward th.? Paris-London phase of his swing around Europe after conversations in Rome and' Berlin. Mr. Roosevelt announced little more of Welles' purpose than to reveal that he was to visit Rome and tho principal belligerent capitals. But at least Welles and Secretary of State Cordell Hull are aware of all details of that project. •None but Mr. Roosevelt knows what his own political plans are this year but the number of .persons here who construe .silence as assent to a, precedent-smashing third term -CaudLdlacy.. its-.growing,-every, day;. The president will observe the anniversary of his first inauguration today by attending services at Si. Johns Episcopal church, just across Jackson Square from the' White House. It is a modest, yellow building where, on March 4, 1933, he asked God's aid In meeting the most disastrous economic situation this nation ever experienced. During the day Mr. Roosevelt will meet with his congressional leaders for the first time in two weeks. He was expected to ,dHscuss with them continuing inroads of the economy bloc which, already has slashed $290,000,000 from, his budget recommendations and' is shooting at a goal of $460,000,000. Perturbed because the house refused the 1 war department $15,000,000 for work on a third set of locks at the Panama Canal, Mr. Roosevelt has accused the house appropriations committee of camouflaging 'its reasons for eliminating the fund and; .warned that congress must take the full responsibilities for any inadequacies that might develop. The committee struck out, and the house sustained the action, all except $850,000 of the fund on the premise that the war department cannot start work on the locks for at least two years. There has been no intimation thaft the president .would break his silence on 1940 plans on -this anniversary, although third term uncertainty has stopped normal Democratic political activity on dead center. There is some party uneasiness over the 1938 election trend! which for the first time since 1930 enabled Republicans to increase the congressional .representation. Two Ohio congressional by-e.lections last week showed a seven per cent gain In the Republican polls. Sen. Vic Donahey, D., 0., has further hurt:the party in that state by deciding not to seek re-ele'ction this year. His vote getting record is extraordinary and as an active candidate he probably would help any Dr> Orestes Ferrara Dr. Orestes Ferrara, shot as he rode through the streets of Havana, was a former Cuban ambassador to the United States, and secretary of state during regime of Gerardo Machado. Dr. Ferrara's chauffeur was instantly killed. Only recently returned" from exile, Dr. Ferrara was- again active in politics. II TREASURY Wheeler, of Montana, and Adams, of Colorado,^ Democratic Senators, Say tiiait'-^y' : lisihg r '-Treasu / ry Balance New Taxes May be Avoided— Congress Faces Showdown on Number of Controversial Issues. DEPENDING ON VICTORY .presidential ticket. But Donahey is on a political sitdown after balking at accepting favorite son •endorsement for the president by Ohio's; national convention /^legation with the understanding that he would step .aside if Mr. Roosevelt were a candidate. By RONALD G. VAN TINE WASHINGTON, March 4 (UP) — Sens. Burton K. Wheeler, D., Mont., and Alva B. Adams, D., Colo., called on Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthaii, Jr., today'to use the treasury's $1,010,000,000 "working balance" to a.void new taxes or an increase in the statutory debt limit at this sesaic-n of congress. The two Democrats, both of whom have opposed, many New Deal policies, said the cash balance was excessive and created a misunderstanding o° the budget. Their proposal came as congress headed for showdowns on several controversial issues: 1. Sen. Carl M. Hatch, D., N. M., may seek consideration of amendments to his "clean-politics" act extending the ban of "pernicious political activities" to state em- ployes paid in whole or in part with federal fundte. 2. A senate appropriations subcommittee concludes hearings on the farm bill with, farm state senators ready to seek inclusion of parity payments in it. B. The interior department appropriation bill will be reported to the house today. Opponents of Secretary of Interior Harold L. Ickes plan a fight to cut the $122,057,- 4GCO measure further than the $3,000,000 which the appropriations committee is reported to have reduced it. Rep. John Taber, R., N. Y., • will lead the floor fight for a Hiualler appropriation,' contending that the Mil was not drafted "in the interests of the public." In his budlget message to congress, President Roosevelt asked for $460,000,000 in taxes and. said that federal finances were in such condition that only a $60,000,000 leeway would exist between the present debt and the $45,000,000,000 limit at the end of fiscal 1941. Wheeler and Adams, contended that so long, as Morgenthaii made no Statement Made as Stunner Wells, Special Envoy of Roosevelt, Leaves Germany Enrouto to Switzerland nml Purls — See Possibility of "Blitzkrieg" in Spring. BERLIN, March 4 (UP)—Confidence in German victory and insistence that on .a 'German victory alone couldl n secure European poa.cn be based, wore voiced by Nazis today as Sumner Welles, President '.Roosevelt's special envoy,journeyed close to the western front enrouto to 'Switzerland mid Paris. Reliable Informants said Welles' talks with Adolf Hitler, Field Marshal Gooring, No. 2 Nazi, and. Foreign Minister Joachim von Rlbban- trop had failed to produce any indication that Hitler was ircudy to modify his peace conditions to «ny important degree.. On the contrary, It was indicated that Welles must have gained the 1 impression that Gorman leaders and the Gorman people wore reconciled to a long war and that there was the possibility of some sort oC "blitzkreig"—lightning war — assault this spring, .probably by the GUI-man, ali- force. Welles had scon Ribbontrop Friday, Hitler Saturday and Goerlng and; Rudolph Hess, Hitler's deputy, Sunday. It was reported that he hud seen Hjalmar • Schacht.-^German-y's financial wizard, Saturday also, but this was not 'confirmed. AVelles left last night for Basle and Lausanne, Switzerland, intending to go on to Paris probably Wed-' ncsday and start talks there Thursday with French leaders. From Paris he goes on to Londlon. The German press, which , had been almost completely silent on Welles' visit, made his departure the occasion for articles asserting that ,a German victory was certain and that British efforts to "strangle" Germany must be smashed. Joseph Paul Goebbols, propaganda minister, said in a speech inaugurating the annual fair ,at Leipzig yesterday: "No 'German doubts thai a German victory will 'end the war and the German .people are calmly confident." The Frankfurter Zeitung, in a Fisherman's Return first page editorial on Welds' visit, advisedf President Roosevelt against "the silly English assertion that Germany wishes to conquer the world, including the world across the Atlantic." The new Europe as envisioned by Germans, the newspaper said, could work in collaboration and cooperation with the United' States. Such statements as these wore believed to fit in with German statements made to Welles. Despite .reports, it was said that Hitler in talking to Welles did not lay down any specific peace terms but made It clear that there could bo peace only'on the substantial recognition of tho present state in Europe. Hitler was represented as having eald that, with Europe in its present state, he had obtained what he wanted but that his colonial claims were still ope a for settlement. RIDDLES LIFE BOATS WITH GUNS F. D. R. Relaxed and smiling, President Roosevelt returns to naval base in Pensacola, Fla., after a 4,000-milo vacation-inspection fishing cruiso aboard tho Tusoaloosa, The President is capod and hatted against inclement weather. BRITISH AFRICAN TROOPS COMPLETE MOBILIZATION LONDON, March 4, (UP)—Britain has completed! thu 1 concentration ot troops from every British African territory on the borders of Kenya, crown icolony which borders Italian Ethiopia, it was disclosed at the colonial ofllco today. .—Txaans.Jiqw .^nasacd, on the Kenya frontier cumo from ovcry. British 'oast and central African territory. Some, including a mechanized expedition of six northern Rhodculan units, mado a 2,000 m.ilo march from Lusaka, Rhodesia. The concentration was dosorlbcrtl as a normal, wartime precaution to safeguard (ho security of African territory. FOUR BURNED TO DEATH; RESCUE ATTEMPT FAILS CHARLESTON, W. Via., March 4 (UP)—Arthur Comer, 34, who tried in vain to retcuo his wife and; three of their four children from their hurtling homo, w.as in serious condition in a Charleston hospital today. Mrs. Emma Comoi', 27, and her children, James, 5, Juno, 2, and Fay Frances, 20 months, woro burnot to death in tho fire at the Gomel home, five 1 miles from tChurleston early Sunday. Comer saved Betty Louise, 3, by throwing her from a second story window. Ho carried out his wife but was unablo to reach tho other .children. Neighbors 'discovered -the lire State Trooper H. H. Burke, who in vestigatodl, suid the cause of tho fire could not be determined. 250 REPORTED DROWNED AS SHIP CAPSIZES SHANGHAI, March 4 (UP)—The tender ship King Shing capsized Saturday when all the .passengers rushed to the starboard side as an air raid alarm was sounded, .drowning an estimated 250 persons, ship- peis reported today. Chunking reports placed' the oas- Use of his huge .cash balance, but held it in . reserve for 'Possible"emergencies," the real leeway was $1,070,000,000. 1 "I 'don't see the necessity for! lt , keeping such a tremendous amount* Uol " es as "«* as 400 ' .. ..- ~ __ The tender was operating be(Please Turn to Last Page) tween Ningpo and Chjnhal, TWO INJURED IN PASSENGER TRAIN DERAILMENT Jombor, After Making Three Direct Hits on Ship, UiddlOH Passengers, Fleeing to Life Boats, with Machine Gnu Fire — Olllcial Announcement Says 106 Missing. WHITEHALL, S. C., March 4 (UP)—Two passengers were painful/y injured and many others were bruised and. jarred early today when tho fust Atlantic coastline train Mlamiun struck a track 'split and jlx 'cars wore derailed. ' The engine and several cars .remained on the tracksl and! later proceeded to Savannah. Whitehall is* 53 miles soutli of Charleston. The derailment was the second within a week for the 1 Atlantic coastline railroad. Last week the crack "Vacationer" was derailed a few miles north) of . Jacksonville, Fla., Injuring 13 passengers. LONDON, March 4 (UP)—A Ger- tiaii bomber converted tho British, inur Domala Into "hell let loose" with Ihre'o direct bomb hits and hoi\ ripped holes into lifeboats au,d| •Iddled lloclng passengers with machine gun bullets, tho Domain's iiiartarmustar said tod,ay. It was announced officially in on (Ion that 100 wore missing from tho Domain's crew and passenger 1st, Including 19 European officers, JO native members of tho crow and) 15 native passengers. The Doiriala curried a total of 295 passengers uul crow. Bombs and machine guns killed 10S civilians aboard tho Domala curly Saturday In the- •deadliest air :-Mici on a British ship since the war, ji.!gun. Tho 295 survivors who ihiirod space on lifeboats an.di rafts with the bodies of machine gun violins, wore taken aboard other Hhips or rodo out heavy seas to reach u, :;huiincl port hours later. Tho casualty list compared wltli tho 112 civilian lives lost, when the Albania was torpedoed and. the 05, who died when tho Simon Bolivar fctruck a mine. \ ' , Tho 8,441-ton Domala, .enrouto across the English channel from Antwerp, to a British port carried a crew of 150 ,and 263 British-Indian passengers. Of tho latter, 143. had Just boon repatrlatQdl from Germany. Tho Hoinkol,bomber attacked be'- twoon 4 MA B|jdL ^j.jijih ;£ho light of ii. Waning' mo^aJJA|l^'tebbatman said 'iDpmala's crew watched it approach' witli all, navigation lights burning and thought it was a British plane. Tho crow waved as the bomber swooped to within 40 foot of tho liner's deck. Four bombs dropped. Ono missed. Tho othor throo struck the decks on the bridge, amidshlp. and ostemi. Within 20 minutes tho ship 'was ablaze, tho captain .was killed on his bridge ami 100 others were killed by the bomb explosions or trapped and. burned In tho interior of the ship. One survivor said that after t.ho first bomb, tho plane skimmed "low and sprayed tho idlecks with machine gun bullets as passengers and crewi scrambled for lifeboats and' rafts. The quartermaster, who gavo the most coherent account of the bombing said tho first bomb was a direct hit amidships and the second shattered the bridge. "Then I was in a lifeboat with 15 other men," he suid. "Every few seconds the plane dived down and pour,ed' lead into our sides. "I jumped Into the water and .crawled onto a raft. The raft contained the body 1 of a Lascar, riddled with bullets. Five minutes later I saw the lifeboat I escaped from sink with my deadl comrades. "With the heat and glar.e from the blazing Domala and the ma^ chine gun bullets, it was like hell lot loose." Other survivors said! the Doma- la's crew manned an anti-aircraft gun but the Heinkel veered off after the first shell and concentrated on the lifeboats. ' Two persons were killed when the British steamer Albano, 1,176- •tous, was sunk oft the Scottish, <-oast Saturday, it was icvealed today. EAST LIVERPOOL, 0. (UP) —, v ; Columbians, county authorities today sought the identity of the slayer of Clarence Walker, 21, potterjrf worker. Walker was stabbedf Sui' 1 '" 1 " •day during a free-for-all fight ou side the Tropical Gardens, >a 4in$' '$ — •'••'"•• r.- u tiL'03 miles nortn, o$l and -I B.-frt