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THE EMPORIA GAZETTE VOLUME L TEN PAGES EMPORIA, KANSAS, FRIDAY EVENING. MARCH 8, 1940 NUMBER 190 Woman Leaps 17 t Floors To Death In Detroit Street Leaves Note to Broadcasting Chain Head; Had $700 In Her Room Detroit, March 8 {-*)—A girl who jumped to her death from a 17th floor downtown hotel room this morning after registering as "J. Stoddard," of New York City, was identified by Inspector John O. Whitman, of the police homicide iquad as the former Geraldine Kenyon, 28 years old, of Pontiac, Mich. Whitman said the woman had been married to a Pontiac man named Bourque. • Later, Dan Bourque, employed In • a, Pontiac automobile body plant, came to Detroit and identified the dead woman as his wife whom he had not seen for seven years. He said they had one child, eight years old. On the wall of her room was penciled with lipstick "exit smiling," and In her purse was a note addressed to William S. Paley, president of the Columbia Broadcasting system, in which she professed her love for him. t USED NAME OF STODDARD. In New York Paley said that he had met the girl a» "Johanna Stoddard," casually a year ago and that she had written him numerous letters asking him to put her on the radio, but that she had no talent to justify It. Later, he said, she began writing letters declaring she had developed an emotional attachment for him. $700 IN ROOM. . The girl had an expensive ward- 4 robe in the room, there was $450 in cash in her purse and $250 in traveler's checks. The girl was fully dressed when she jumped. She wore a $400 silver fox cape which she had purchased at a downtown store here Thursday. The note, dated March 8, and addressed "Dear Bill." said: "I just wanted to than kyou for your kindness. You know how things were with me. I may have said things in desperation that I — didn't mean. I hope you do not • hate me, and, I mean, I'm sorry. I know you will understand and forgive me. I'm not well. My lungs are In a precarious state, where I have to be so careful. I still love you but I guess you were right. I only fought so hard because my heart hurt so. You've been very white about everything. I can only hope to emulate you and try to do something good with my life. I am very tired. "Good bye, darling. "Johanna." The girl had registered as J. Stoddard. 404 E. Fifty-Fifth street, New York City on March 4. ONLY CASUAL FRIEND. New York, March 8 W)—William S. Paley, president of the Columbia Broadcasting system, today said he hud met Johanna Stoddard casually a year ago and that she had written him numerous letters asking him to put her on the radio nnd finally professing an "emo- 9 tlonal attachment" for him. Paley. informed that Miss Stoddard had left a note for him before jumping to death from a hotel window In Detroit, Issued this statement: ASKED HELP. "I met Miss Stoddard about a year ngo in a restaurant with n of people. Although I had seen her only that once, she wrote letters to me six months later asking help on the ground that she had tuberculosis. She told me she was an entertainer, but she had co talent nnd so far as I could find out. no experience that would Justify putting her on the air. Mrs. Paley and I both talked to her several times trying to straighten her out, but she became more mentally disturbed till the time. "Finally she began to write letters to me declaring that she hed developed an emotional attachment for me. She had spoken of some relatives in Michigan, and through my lawyers, we tried to locate those relatives in the hope that the> could take care of her and induce her to come home. HUNTED ID2R RELATIVES. "No relatives could be found and meanwhile, she kept writing and telephoning to me that her healf was getting worse ana that she wanted to go out to Arizona. She refused to accept medical attention here and all my efforts to convince her that, association with her was impossible, were in vain. "A few days ago. I was Informed that she was going to Michigan and then to Arizona. That was the last I heard from her." At an anartmcnt building at 404 East 55th street, which address Miss Stoddard had registered at the Detroit hotel, the doorman said she had left there about six weeks ago. Plead Innocent to Liquor Running Wichita. March 8 {/PI—William J. Lav.-son and Oville White, Stockton, pleaded Innocent at their arraignment on federal charges of bringing liquor into a dry state. It Is the first test of the federal ban to be brought in Kansas. United States Com. John E. Boy- fir said the two were arrested at rm.y"^, March 5 by officers of the federal alcohol tax unit. The charge alleged they brought liquor into Kansas from Nebraska. The men were freed on 1,000 bond pending action by the federal grand jury to mppt here this month. Brazil to Resume Debt Payments Rid de Janeiro, March 8 W)—Brazil has agreed to resume payment on its foreign debt. Finance Minister Arthur de Couza Costa, announced today. He added the terms would be Enjoy the prestige of genuine en- announced Saturday simultaneously graved stationery, A liberal supply I in Washington, Paris and London. for only SI. Let us show you this j unusual writing paper. The Ga- Typewriter rentals. Barr-Kuhl- zettc, _____ _ _____ imana Co, ph. 344, We deliver. Fatally Burned Lawrence, March 7 0*P)— Mary Elizabeth Scott, 62, burned to death in her home. Police said a kerosene lamp near her bed apparently ignited her night clothing. The house did not burn. Rotary President To Wichita Wichita, March 8 (JP>— Walter D. Head, Montclair, N. J., international president of Rotary, is to address a Rotary dinner tonight. Expect Marble Game Ruling Appeal Topeka, March 8 (/P)—The question of whether marble machines which pay off only in free games are gambling devices may reach the Supreme court soon. Attorney General Ray Parker said that to a test cast at Wichita the Sedgwick county district court ruled such a machine was a gambling device. Parker said he was advised the defendant intended to appeal. A Supreme court ruling in the matter has been sought by authorities. Welles Continues Talks in Paris Paris, March 8 (#)—President Roosevelt's one-man fact finding commission, Sumner Welles, continued to tap the French official war attitude today In a whirlwind series of talks with government leaders. CALLS ON BERRIOT, BLUM. In immediate succession, he was received by Jules Jeanneney, president of the senate; Edouard Herriot, president of the chamber of deputies and former Premier Leon Blum, chief of the socialist party. With Jeanneney and Herriot the busy emissary was closeted 45 and 50 minutes respectively. Others on the second day's calendar of pulse-taking interviews were Andre De Layboulaye, former French ambassador to Washington. Vice Premier Camllle Chautemps and Minister of Justice Georges Bonnet. That the calls implied more than mere diplomatic formality was taken for granted. Blum's socialist party has the biggest single bloc of votes in the chamber, and he has advanced from time to time the theory of n federated Europe after peace returns to the continent. DALADIER SATISFIED. Premier Daladier, who received Welles for a confidential discussion Thursday, expressed himself today as being "entirely satisfied with my talk." Welles can come to no other conclusion in the belief of the French press, than that the nation is In • prime state of political health to achieve the Allied war aim of victory first—pence later. Start a Probe of E. W. Patterson Death Weir, Kan., March 8 W)—A coroner's jury was called today to investigate the death of Edward W. Patterson, 44, Pittsburg, former congressman, found in his parked car with a bullet wound in his head. "There are indications of suicide," said County Attorney Joe Henbest of Cherokee county, "but we arc not sure yet that it was." OWN GUN IN HAND. Patterson's body was discovered Thursday afternoon in his car parked on a. country road near here. There was a bullet wound in his right temple and a 45-calibre automatic pistol was clenched in his hand. The gun was identified as Patterson's. A blood-stained note addressed to Mrs. Patterson was found. Henbest said It asked "forgiveness for the only way out" but otherwise contained no explanation. THREE EMPTY SHELLS FOUND. One circumstance caught attention of investigators. There were three empty cartridge shells on the car floor, apparently ejected from the pistol. Sheriff C. E. Burger said no bullet holes were found In the car. He planned a more complete examination. Dr. Samuel B. Miller, Scammon, said Patterson had been dead 10 to 12 hours when found. Frank and Bill White, living north of the place the car was parked said they noticed the automobile about 5 p. m. Wednesday. They made two trips past the car. The first time the car door was closed, the second time it was open, they told Sheriff Burger. WAS CENSUS SUPERVISOR. Patterson, who was district supervisor for the 1940 federal census, left Pittsburg shortly before noon Wednesday to make a 2-day supervisory trip over his district. Friends said he had been ir good health. Patterson was elected to congress in 1934 and served two terms, being the first Democrat to represent the Third district in 30 years. He defeated Harold McGugin in 1834 and lost to Tom Winter in 1938. Born In Pittsburg, October 4, 1895, Patterson attended school there. In 1922 he was graduated from the University of Kansas law school. He was elected county attorney In 1926 but served only one term. Survivors include his widow and two children, Patricia, 11, and James, 9. Funeral services will be at the First Presbyterian church, Pittsburg, at 3 p. m. Saturday. Senate Group Approves The Trade Pact Law Finance Committee Action, By 12-8 Vote, Sends Bill To the Senate Washington, March 8 (IP) — The senate finance committee voted 12 to 8 today to approve, without amendment, the house-approved legislation to continue the administration's trade agreements program three years beyond next June 12. TO SENATE NEXT WEEK. The committee's approval cleared the way for senate consideration next week of the controversial measure to renew the State department's expiring authority to make trade pacts In which tariff concessions would be extended not only to the nation signing the agreement but to all others not discriminating against American exports. This is one of two key issues immediately before congress. The other is whether to add a quarter- billion dollars to farm funds. REJECT AMENDMENTS. The finance committee rejected six amendments, many of which some senators said would have "scuttled" the program. Chief of these was one by Senator Pittman (D-Nev.) to require senate ratification of all future agreements. Chairman Harrison (D-Mlss) said the vote was 11 to 9 against this proposal. The vote to approve the legislation and send it to the floor for debate follows: For the bill: Senators Harrison, George of Georgia, Walsh of Massachusetts, Barkley cf Kentucky, Connally of Texas, Bailey of North Carolina, Clark of Missouri, Byrd of Virginia, Guffey of Pennsylvania, Brown of Michigan, Herring of Iowa and Radcllffe of Maryland, all Democrats. CAPPER VOTES NO. Against the bill: Senators Gerry of Rhode Island and Johnson of Colorado, Democrats; LaFolIette. Progressive, Wisconsin, and Capper of Kansas, Vandenberg of Michigan, Townsend of Delaware, Davis of Pennsylvania and Lodge of Massachusetts, Republicans. King, Democrat, Utah, was absent. Senator Connally voted "aye" on the only change from the roll call on the final vote of approval. FARM FUND IN. The house was in recess today but activity in the senate Included appropriations committee approval of a $92,769,021 deficiency appropriation bill. The total included - $60,000,000 for soil conservation funds; a like amount is to,be deducted from soil conservation funds to be available later. The bill's total was $2,699,882 greater than that voted by the house. FIGHTS HATCH BILL. On the senate floor, Senator Pepper (D-Fla) opposed extension of Hatch bill restrictions against political activity to state and local government employes paid in part with federal funds. Pepper said the proposal Imperiled states' rights. He tied his argument to an assertion that the Justice department Investigation of Loulslane corruption interfered with the rights of a sovereign state. Efforts to Kill .Hatch Bill Fail Washington, March 8 W)—Thc senate rejected today a new effort to kill off legislation expanding thc political prohlbltlonc of the Hatch act to cover state employes paid in whol e or part with federal funds. VOTE IS 49 TO 27. It turned down, 49 to 27, an amendment which Senator Maloney (D-Conn) frankly told the chamber was designed to "destroy" the pending bill offered by Senator Hatch (N-NM). Maloney sought unsuccessfully to strike out the principal section of the act, barring varied poiitical ac-r tivitles by federal-state employes. It was the third principal test voto on which opponents of the measure have met defeat. The chamber then quickly adopted, by a voice vote, an amendment by Senator Clark D-Mo) broadening the prohibitions of the act to take In virtually all appointive state officials. i The amendment eliminated an exemption which would have applied to such appointees as members of highway commissions whose nominations are confirmed by state legislatures. Japs Occupy South China Area Hongkong, March 8 iff")—The Japanese Army's South China headquarters announced today the complete occupation of the Chung- ihan area, 50 miles south of Canton, by nn expedition that drove inland from the Pearl river delta three days ago. Chungshan is important in Chinese eyes as the birthplace of Sun- Yat-Sen, father of the Chinese republic. Chinese expressed belief the Japanese sought to seize thc town nnd district before March 12. fifteenth anniversary of Sun's death. Mexico May Pay In Petroleum for Seized Oil Lands Mexico City, March 8 (/F)—A settlement with the Sinclair oil interests, indicating a break in the worU-wide boycott established by big petroleum Interests when Mexi- IConilnuta on Pag» Eight) U want the cesi when U need It. Fred Scott it Kenneth Scott Insure, Skygazer's Diary Noon tod&y Minimum last night . Maximum Thursday Maximum year ago Minimum year ago _ _ _3J dcin«< .43 degrees ..«9 dtCTtoi _3t degrees TODAY'S FORECAST. Kansas: Increasing cloudlnm In wnt and north, ialr southeast, warmer except northeast and extreme east tonight; Saturday cloudy with occasional rain west and nnrth, clearing west portion ¿Saturday afternoon. increasing cloudiness southeast followed by shower» Saturday afternoon, rolder In west portion. Oklahoma: Fair and somewhat warmer tonight, Saturday Increasing cloudiness west and north, . fair southeast, warmer east and south central. Missouri: Cloudy north, fair In louth. warmer extrema northeast tonight; Saturday cloudy In north, followed by rain in northwest in late afternooa, clear taat'a portion and warmer. More Showers Likely Saturday Not Much Change In Temperature Is Predicted Topeka, March 8 W) — Showers will bring more soil moisture to Kansas Saturday, the forecast said. Rainy periods, although coming and going swiftly these days, are adding up to a few good "soakers," needed to fill reservoirs and start stream flow stopped by last fall's drouth, asserted Federal Meteorologist A. D. Robb. Temperatures will not vary much over the week-end, except for slightly colder In the west Saturday. A moderate area of high pressure extending from Texas to • Canada flanked by low pressure area-result in the unsettled state lot ..Kansas, the weatherman explained.'. WEST IN RAIN PATH. '* f The west probably will remain clear most of today, with cloudiness increasing tonight. Occasional rains will strike the west and.north portions early Saturday, the forecast indicated, and later in the southeast corner. Only light precipitation was recorded for the extreme eastern edge of the state the past 24 hours. Skies will begin to clear in the west Saturday, Robb said, as the mercury stops off at 45 to 50 degree máximums generally. A light freeze is expected to reach only the north and west portions tonight—near 32 degrees—while 35 degree mínimums prevail in the east and south. Credit Bureau Has a Party Governor Ratner Is Main Speaker; Over 300 Attend With Gov. Payne Ratner as the featured speaker on the 3-hour program which followed the dinner, the Lyon County Credit bureau celebrated its 30th anniversary Thursday night at the Broadview hotel. The party was attended by more than 300 persons, Including visitors from all parts of Kansas and a delegation of about 25 which came from Wichita In a chartered bus. Comparing government business with that of the firms the credit men and women present represented, Governor Ratner urged the people to take a more active Interest In their government. He cited changes that had been made in state boards and departments in the p&st 14 months In an effort to give Kansas a more business-like government. Fred M. Fleming, president of tho Lyon County Credit bureau, opened the program by Introducing Rev. Orlo Chogulll, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, who gave the Invocation. During the dinner music was given by the Stcg trio, composed of Paul Step, violin: Doris Steg, 'cello, and Hazel Childs, piano. BROADCAST SPEECH. Dr. D. L. MacFarlane. toaslmos- ter, had three minutes to kill immediately following the dinner, because part of the program was to be broadcast over KTSW, nnd thc hour for going on the air had not arrived. Dr. MacFarlane told scv- (Contlnued on Page Two) Asks a Probe Of Wire-tapping Washington, March 8 </ri— On tlte eve of a national campaign, Senator Green (D.-R. I.) forecast today a senate investigation of the "political wire-tapping" he said wns "becoming a major national evil.' With the unanimous support of the senate interstate commerce committee. Green's resolution for a comprehensive inquiry was pending before the audit committee tor approval of a $25,000 fund to pny expenses before going to the senate floor. Green told reporters that wiretapping was "being used not only for gathering Information about private citizens but for framing and blackmailing public officials." Seaton Surprised By Special Edition Manhattan, March 8 W)—Fay N. Seaton, publisher of the Manhattan Daily Mercury, picked up his copy of the paper and was surprised. Ii. contained a special 8-page section about which he knew nothing. Staff members of the paper had put out the special section commemorating Beaton's 25th year as publisher as a surprise to him. It included biographical sketches of Seaton, articles on his business and congratulatory messages from outstanding Kansans. Correction. In our advertisement in The Gazette Thursday the following Item should ¡mve read: 8OUP, Chicken, Noodle, Tomato, 3 No. 2 cans 25c. Heebie Food Market. F.D.R. in Dull Conference with Press Washington, March 8 t/P)—The third term question which has been conspicuous by its repetition at at Presidential press conferences for months was conspicuous by it» absence today. Not a newsman mentioned It— and President Roosevelt volunteered no Information on the subject. At one time today all questioning dragged to a complete stop only to be resumed after Mr. Roosevelt observed that the silence was almost thlc'i enough to cut with a knife. About 30 Sailors , Quit "Queen" Before Voyage to U. S. New York, March 8 (/P)—Nearly 30 members of the "Queen Elizabeth's" crew quit the ship nt Greenock, at the mouth of the River Clyde when they learned they were sailing for New Yorl:. one of those who stayed with the liner disclosed today. "They were afraid to face the hazards," he said. They had signed on, said the crewman, thinking they were going . a commonplace cruise from Greenock to Southampton, about 700 miles down the British coast. HELP THE FARMERS The price of eggs m this country and specifically here In Kansas is ruinous to the farmer. Today the price of eggs is 15 cents a dozen in. Emporla. A farmer can't produce eggs for 15 cents. He might have done so 40 years ago when poultry methods were not up to the present standard. But with high-priced breeding eggs, with Incubators to hatch the eggs and brooders ana all sorts of expensive gadgets used for conserving the young chicks, B.IA with the price of feed what it is for large Hocks, iarmers are losing money when eggs sell for 15 cents In trie retail stores. A little Intelligent self Interest from town people will boost the price of eggs. There are so many valuable kinds of food In eggs. The vitamins really are packed In thicker than three in a bed. There all sorts of health-giving chemicals are stored. With a little help n wide variety of delicious eating may be obtained from eggs. First of all and grandest ere ham and eggs, then bacon and scrambled eggs, then boiled eggs and shirred eggs and fried eggs. A whole menu may be made with eggs dominating if one Is anxious to get rid of eggs. But if every í-rcíly In this town would cat eggs at least once a day, eggs would begin to roll Mid If the country would realize what cheap eating can be had by consuming eggs, the egg situation, so far as the farmer is concerned, would begin to change. Here Is a case in which self-ln- tcrcst for the egg consumer and relief for the farmer can be accomplished with one gesture: Eat eggs. Money in Circulation To $56.56 Per Capita Washington. March 8 W)—Money In circulation increased from an average of $55.99 to $56.56 per person during February. The treasury said today the total of coin nnd currency in circulation outside the treasury totaled $7,455,616,570 on February 29 A year ago, the total was $6,731,243,857, or $51.44 per capita. Hundreds Seek Census Jobs Wichita, March 8 W 1 )—Lots of people want to ask those federal census questions. District Census Supervisor Milton Primm said he had received 800 applications for the 100 census taking jobs in his district. The deadline for applying still is two weeks away. Emporians Get Bridge Job Structure at Neosho Rapids To Cost $53,335 Two Emporla contractors submitted the low bids on the earthwork grade and the steel truss- concrete structure for the new Neosho Rapids bridge when bids of 10 construction companies were opened this morning in the Lyon county courtroom. The low bidders were C. J. McCoy, who submitted a bid of $46,634.50 for thc structure and C. E. Gray, whose bid on the earthwork was $6.701.30. The two low bids totaled $53,335.80. CONTRACTS LATER. The contracts for the bridge, awarded separately for the structure and earthwork, will be given later by the State Highway commission. Guesses on date of actual starting of the work range from within a few weeks up to two months. About 45 construction company representatives and material dealers attended the bid opening session. State highway officials here from Topeka who announced and tabulated the bids were Ross Keeling, construction engineer; W. Kenneth Dinklage, division engineer, and R. G. Porter, assistant division engineer. BIDS ARE CLOSE. Among the 10 bidders was T. F. Marbut, of Emporla, who submitted a bid of $49,615.79 for the briu?e (Continued on Pkgs Elffhi) Finnish, Red Army Heads In Stockholm Mannerheim and Blucher May Confer; Doubt Finns Will Accept Terms Copenhagen, March 8 (U*)— Sweden in anxiety to keep Scandinavia from being drawn Into war today pushed a quick drive for pence In the Russian-Finnish conflict. Her effort centered In Stockholm, which had established contract with Helsklnkl and Moscow, but extended In its ramifications to capitals of neutrals and nations engaged In Europe's other war, FIELD MARSHALS ARRIVE. Reports of the almost simultaneous arrival in the Swedish capital of Finnish and Russian field marshals led to excited talk in Scandinavia of a possible conference between the two. Marshal Baron Carl Oustaf Man- nerheim and Marshal Vassily Blucher» once Russia's powerful Far Eastern army commander, were said to be In the Swedish capital, center of the new effort for peace. RED TERMS "SEVERE." Finland was known to be pondering Swedish-transmitted Russian peace terms, described as more severe than those she rejected on the eve of the war's outbreak. (Reuters, British news agency, quoted well-Informed sources as saying that the United States might be asked to act as mediator, and reported from Stockholm that Frederick A. Sterling, United States minister, had conferred there this morning with Eljas Erkko, Finnish minister.) BERLIN INTERESTED. That Berlin also was keenly interested in the peace move and might be a center for negotiations was Indicated by the arrival In Copenhagen and Immediate departure for Berlin of Per Ervlnd Svlnhufvud, 70-year-old ex-president of Finland. It was believed the Finns through him might ask Germany to use her Influence at Moscow for ending thc war. From Helsinki came evidences of Finnish determination to light rather than bow to a victorious Russia. UP TO MANNERIIEIM. But the Finnish government was said to have placed the choice of peace or war In the hands of Man- nerheim, and n Stockholm newspaper quoted Finnish Foreign Minister Valno Tanner as saying his government was "in contact with a go- between for the Soviet government and this contact has not been broken." Authorized Berlin sources declined to confirm or deny tcports of possible German mediation, but it was a matter of common nossip In Berlin diplomatic circles Mint Germany has been interested In Swedish efforts to end the Russian-Finnish war. Trustworthy sources said that the famous Swedish explorer, Svcn Hedln, visited Adolf Hitler several days ago with a private message from King Gustnf of Sweden asking the Fuehrer to Intervene.. Tanner, who talked by telephone with thc Stockholm newspaper Aft- 011 blndet, did not Indicate whether Finland's "contact" with Russia was that established Thursday between Erkko and Madame Alexandra Kollontay, thc Soviet minister U Sweden. Talks between the two were expected to continue today. CF.NSOR COMMUNICATIONS. Telephone and other communications between Stockholm and other Scandinavian capitals continued to be severely censored in an apparent effort to permit the peace talks to continue with as little pualicity as possible. The Oslo newspaper TIdens Tegn, commenting on the reported peace talks, said the Finnish government had laid the final decision concerning the continuation of war with Mannerheim. His decision, the paper said, was expected to hinge on what possibility he sees of obtaining help from abroad with which to continue thc struggle. Diplomatic circles here, however, said that Svinhufvud's mission to I Berlin might be taken as an Indication that Finland had abandoned all hope of obtaining formal military aid, either from Sweden or thc western powers. BLUCHEIl ONCE "PURGED." Blucher, mentioned as a possible Russian negotiator, was the famous commander of thc Far Eastern Red army until the summer cf 193E, when he was replaced nnd disappeared from public view. A few months later it was reported he had been given a war office assignment In Moscow: Soviet officials rler.llned to comment on reports he had been "purged." His spectacular career Includes two years as adviser to thc Chinese nationalist armies of Chiang Kai-Shek in 1925-27. when he was known as "General Galen." department, it was explained, was following with greatest Interest reports from abroad of mediation and peace prospects in the Finnish-Russian war. but -vas doing nothing more than that. Unofficially it was emphasized that the State department was keenly interested in a peace that would be a real peace and also Interested in keeping the war from spreading. An official called attention to the earnest telegrams President Roosevelt sent to the presidents of Finland and Russia before the war began, appealing to them to maintain peace. Unofficially some doubt is felt here thnt Russia would accept United States mediation because of the strong attitude the American government has taken against Russia and in favor of Finland. Finnish Envoy Hastens to Berlin Berlin, March 8 (!f"i— Per Evlnd Svinhufvud, 79-year-old former president of Finland, arrived here by plane today and immediately entered the office of Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop accompanied by tht. Swedish minister to Berlin, Arvid Rlchert. Diplomatic circles believed that the governments of Finland and Sweden would make an appeal to Adolf Hitler to intercede with Russia for terms on which n Russian- Finnish peace might be negotiated. These circles believed the emissaries would represent to Hitler that such mediation on his part Is the only means of averting intervention of the western powers In the struggle. M, L. Kretslnger, ;ust gooc Insurance, 601 Commercial. Phone 30& NO BID TO U. S. Washington, March 8 (/PI—A State department official said today that no request for United States mediation In tho Finnish-Russian war had been received by this government thus lar either formally or Informally. He declineci to say what would bo the attitude of the government if such a request arrived. Tho State Allies Send 405 Planes To Finns Continued Aid Is Offered in Paris Statement Paris, March 8 f/P)—Britain and France, who already have sent considerable aid to Finlnnd, are ready to continue their assistance if thc Helsinki government decides to fight "to the bitter end," sources close to the French foreign office said today. Commenting on Swedish efforts to negotiate peace between Finland and Russia, these sources declared: "Finland has the possibility of taking the road which Sweden lias Invited her to explore, or of appeal- Ing to the Allied powers to Increase their action. France and Britain, who have curried out the Geneva decisions In favor of Finland, arc ready to continue their effort to safeguard thc independence of that nation.". TECHNICIANS SUPPLIED. The same sources said that Finland had appealed to France for technicians to supervise the use of equipment already dispatched by the French British Allies, which was reported earlier In the day to include 405 airplanes, 90 cannon nnd large quantities of lesser arms. Two- thirds of thc material already has arrived, It was said. Britain has sent 230 planes, of which C7 were bombers, and France has shipped 175 pcrsult planes, tho announcement said. Britain's iirtil- lery contribution was 420 pieces and France's 496. Other Allied contributions were listed as follows: One hundred twenty-four machine-guns, 5,000 light machine- puns; 150 anti-tank guns, 2,300,000 shells; 450,000 grenades, 1,050 sea mines, 10,000 anti-tank mines, 60,000,000 to GO.000,000 cartridges. Besides thc armaments thnt Great Britain nnd France have contributed, Italy and Spain have been routing arms consignments through France for the Finnish armies. Martial Law Decree For Netherlands Soon The Hague, March 8 f/n—A royal decree extending martial law to the "greater part of The Netherlands" is In preparation. It was announced today. The minister of defense, Lieut.-Col. A. Q. II. Dljxhoorn, mado the announcement In the upper chamber In answer to questions as to what steps Uie government, WHS UtkliiK in view of thc "dmiRcrs of espioniigc." "If necessary tho government will not hesitate to proclaim martial law for thc entire country," the minister declared. He did not Indicate when the royal decree would becorm; effective. Nazi Ship Scuttled Lonrion, March 8 (/7'i—The admiralty announced Uxlny the scuttlliiK of the 4.84G ton Gorman merchant ship "Uruguay" by her crew when intercepted by n British warship In u,c north Atlantic. All of the crew were saved. The "Uru- Ciiay." o¡jcrntcd by the Hambun;- Smith America Navigation company, was reported February 11 to have loft Pemnmbuco, Brazil, for an undisclosed destination. Another Nazi Raider Shot Down London, March 8 (.11—The nlr ministry announced tonight that British wnrpliuics had bombed three German patrol vessels near the naval base of Borkum and a German naval auxiliary vessel nonr the Islar.t' of Hylt. Tho communique did not say whether the planes scored hits. London, March 8 I/7 1 ) — The air ministry announced a German bomber wns shot clown today off north Scotland. The raider was the second victim of the British off Scotland In two days nnd the 45th on or near the coast since the war began. SCOUT OVER POLAND. The Royal Air Force was reported to have scouted German-occupied Poland for thf first Urns since iCoatlnued on F»!0 T»o) Finns Angry Over Swedish Peace Pressure Broad Demands Of Soviet Believed Supported By Stockholm Helsinki, March 8 W)—Finland,, while keeping silent officially, appeared ready today to reject «ny far-reaching, ultimatum-like Soviet Russian demands as the price of peace. In the midst of peace talk, her dwindling manpower kept up th« fight against the ever-replenished forces of the Russian invader. Gunners defending the headlands of Viipurl buy blasted at their foe on fields of Ice in perhaps the bloodiest fighting of the war. PEACE "ULTIMATUM." There was no official confirmation thnt full details of a Russian pence offer had been received by the government but there were reports one had been made which had the character of an ultimatum —accept or undergo even heavier attacks. (Copenhagen reports said the Russians set midnight tonight as the deadline. 1 The (tovernment, nevertheless, wag known to be In possession of it least tile main points of an offer containing terms more far-reaching than the original Russian demands which resulted In the outbreak of war November 30. SEE REJECTION OF TERMS. Unofficial reaction Indicated such proposals would be rejected— if they had not already been. ("Die Stockholm newspaper Afton- blndet, however, asserted Finnish Foreign Minister Valno Tanner had told it by telephone that Finland 'has been in contact with a go-between for the Soviet Union and this contact has not been broken.") At the same time the Finnish government was reported concerned over Sweden's supposed part Li transmitting Soviet demands considered here to be so obviously tin- acceptable. RESENT SWEDISH ATCTTÜDK. Popular resentment against Sweden's attitude toward the conflict appeared to be Increasing. Thero wns considerable evidence that Finnish leaders regarded as unchanged their determination to continue fighting. "Ihey shall not pass" wag the title of nn editorial in Foreign Minister Tanner's newspaper Social Democrat, which asserted Finland was determined to continue to defend her territory. It did not comment on peace proposals. The pre-war demands called for a trnde of nomo Islands In the Chüf of Finland, n Russian naval base at Hanko, In southwestern Finland, cession of part of the Karelian Isthmus to Russia, border revision in th c Arctic and demilitarization of the frontier. In return, Finland wns offerc'l a portion of Soviet Karelin north of Lake Ladoga. HARSH RED DEMANDS. (Tito Scandinavian reports «aid tho new demands required that Finland surrender all the Karelian Isthmus, thc city of Vltpuri Ladoga, the port and peninsula nf Hanko, and part of the Pctsamo district oa the Arctic ocean.) More significant than the terms. In thn opinion of Finns, was the fact that Russia was reported willing to mako a settlement at all. Previously the Kremlin lias declined to recognize the Finnish government, calling its leaders "white guards" and ticclarlng It would deal only with a Red government which was proclaimed tit Terljnkl In territory occupied by the Red army at the start of the Invasion. Moscow Silent On Peace Moves Moscow, March 8 M')—Evidences of Russian readiness to make peace with the Finnish government at Helsinki were lacking in Moscow today. Thc prc-'ii did not mention the reports circulating throughout the world of Russian terms presented to the Finns. No Information concerning any peace negotiations was available In authoritative quarters. Officials were noncommittal. The Komsommol.skaya Pravda, organ of the Soviet youth movement, «uve prominence to an article declaring that "the days of the Mnnnerholm-Tanner regime arc counted." FINLAND "DOOMED. 1 * The article, reprinted from the or- n of the "Finnish people's government" established with Moscow's recognition ¡\t Terljokl, in Russian-occupied Finland, said Helsinki wns "doomed by the heroism nnd might of the Red army and the failure of forelfin states to fulfill their promises of extensive aid" to Finlnnd. It was signed by Otto Kmiplncn. head of the Terljokl regime. "It is time for the soldiers and citizens of Finland to decide whether it Is worth while to spill more blood for Mannerhcim and Tanner." it said. "The Finnish people want to live in peace." Nazi Leader to Go To Rome Berlin. March 8 ..•}'• — Fer?:g:i Minister Joachim Von Rjbiír.irop will leave for Rpsr.p Saturday for conferences with Premier Mv.síi3'iní. 'JSe foreign office ri'.scicwed tonight. The vuit of Aiiolf Hitlers"aicie to the Italian e:\pua! was described as in keeping with the Rome-Berlin agreement uridor which the axis partners keep ? ; u'h other advised concerning :hotr foreign policies. Nutico To Water X'jwrs. Only two morn days to vay February vra'fr bills, PÍR»:*;? wiil ie »¿d<\l E. T. Meaaei, C;;y daft.

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