E The Weather - Fair tonight and Tuesday; some-v what warmer Tuesday; HE VENING SFU (CElITMliBIIJS WITH WHICH IS COMBINED THE COLPMBCd LEDGEB Established 1877, Vol. 62, No. 221. COLUMBUS, INDIANA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1939. PRICE THREE CENTS Ml NAMED DEATH VICE CLOSES W POME FIVE IN LOCAL HOSPITAL AFTER TWO ACCIDENTS ' Four of Starnes Family Hurt aS CarS Hit Cntld 111 "Fair" Condition. AUTO BREAKS MAN'S LEG West Virginian Struck on Jackson St.; William Ful- j ton Killed in West. Five persons were in the county hospital today on account of injuries suffered in two automobile accidents here over the weekend, and a former Columbus man was killed in the West Olen Starnes, wife and two children, Ona and Helen of Eliza-bethtown, seemed to be the most seriously hurt, all having surrerea cuts and bruises. Jesse Smith, 33, transient from Huntington, W. Va., was in the hospiUl on , nt o r a broken leg. Robert Sawyer, son I j tn o LofiJ3r. Raymond E. Sawyer, was a i .i i Hi v,nn a Zr"?XZ 7A , a short time. The Starnes accident occurred at the purchase of the pumper, and ,7 o'clock at McKinley and Glad- transaction may be closed at stone avenues in East Columbus, tonight's meeting. Dr. Sawyer and son were driving n is planned to purchase a west on McKinley and according to flre truck with a Stutz chassis, Dr. Sawyer, he stopped and then powered with a Cummins diesel started up as the other car, with engine, Mr. Starnes driving and his wife xj . consideration will be $9,000. and daughters as passengers, drove ;A resolution for the purchase of north on 'Gladstone. The cars the pumper- was made some time crashed almost in the center of agQ Dy the council, and the appro-the intersection and the door of vai f the state board of tax corn-tie Starnes car flew open letting missioners has" been received. Helen, the smaller of the children, About the only thing left to be fall out. done is the actual purchase. Girl's Condition Tair.' Mayor Fred C. Owens said today She was badly cut and bruised that he knew of no other special about the face and head and her business5 to come before the council condition today was said to be or board of works tonight.; only "fair." Mr. Starnes suffered a bad Injury of one knee, while Mrs. Starnes and other daughter escaped with less severe injuries. Dr.. Sawyer escaped injury but Robert was cut about the top of the head when thrown from the Sawyer car. He was resting well at the family home this afternoon. Both cars were badly damaged. Sheriff Elmer Nolting was called to investigate. j The Smith, accident occurred on Jackson street near Seventh. Smith was crossing the street police said ana steppea. airecuy m uuul i car driven by Cary Nugent He was thrown to the ground and his & -Sf L,! El knee. He had been jinking the police said, and a broken whiskey bottle was picked up at the scene or tne "wciaenu e wa. re.ong falWeU 41fy atthe08Pltal- WiUIarn Fulton 85 of Reno, f,ornlerly ff City',7l ?U1!t n ,fn ,aUwle CCdent V a cording to word received by a cousin, Mrs. C. B. Cooper. The body was cremated. Mr. Fulton was walking along the street when two automobiles appeared behind him. One of them passed and the other struck him. He was mashed to death. Mr. Fulton is survived by bis wife, the former Miss Stella Yoder of this city. George Lewis, 1-year-old son of John E. Myrick of this city, was slightly injured in an automobile accident which occurred yesterday on the Redding road in the Gram-mer vicinity. The child was cut and bruised when the car driven by his father overturned in the highway when struck by a car driven by Paul Wilson of Anderson. The child was treated "by a physician at Elizabethtown. Lewis Black, a passenger in the (Continued on page two.) Polish Hate WellrFoundedLarsen Poland has had every, license to hate Germany, according to the Rev. Bertel Larsen, pastor of the United Lutheran church, who addressed members of the Rotary club at their luncheon meeting, today. Mr. Larsen, the son of Danish parents, reared in, the Schleswig-Holstein section oX northern Germany, in his interesting address, told of the oppression policy of Germany toward- its subjected people. He told of the partition of Poland back in 1870, under which Russia, Austria and Germany shared. He related the considerations shown the Poles in the Russian and Austrian territory, and compared them with the oppression policy used by Germany. Germans Colonized in Poland. "Germany considers its culture scad vanced over that of any other country that it should be held supreme," he said. He pointed out that every effort was made by Germany in the direction of making its conquered people 100 percent Germans, - regardless of their feel- ings. . His relatives -in Schleswig-Hol-etein in their education were first given a chance to study half in German and half in Danish. But as the years , passed the requirement became more German and less Danish, and finally the education as practically all German. "Practically all Danish people In America of German descent came 1 RUSSIA PROMISES LATVIA FREEDOM Riga, -Latvia, Sept. 18 CP) The Latvian minister to Moscow was reported today to have received assurances from the Soviet government that Russia is maintaining a policy of neutrality toward Latvia. The government of this little ltlc has cross Latvia's frontier, but has undertaken, no new military measures. Official Latvian circles said they Mid not expect Russian aggression -against Poland to affect the Baltic states. ; llaw n,,w rinr MA Y BUY FIRE mini, taiiiaiit liUM lUWIbHI Regular Meeting? of Council and Board of Works to Be Held. One of the main items of business to come before the city council at its regular meeting at the j "7 a tne new pumper ior tne lire aepart- . " , r meni. The c"y official, have been ne- gotlating for some time and mak inc nreliminarv arrangements for FAIR, WARMER WEATHER SEEN i P0QI Wave EndinfJ Torrid ouu' WdVB CI1UII1U JUIIIU PeriOQ NOt 10 LBSt Long. TT,?r nA mrmtr wither will oUow the cool wave which swept , t,. r,ir,f o. cording to the government fore- CMitee9ln indlanapolls. .,,.!, th. Although the mercury went only r OK Qb trivia o ffarnAAn relief f laat week.8 neat nre did not reach part of the county until well aionglnto the night The low mark reached that night was 62. Sunday's high was 90, and last night the mercury went still lower. to 51, according . to the records at the Barnahy greenhouse. 4 The break in the heai wave came about 7 o'clock Saturday night when parts of the : county were visited by heavy rains and high winds. However, almost no. rain fell In Columbus and the temperatures in the city did not go down rapidly at once, although breezes helped clear out the accumulated heat ' Hope was in the path of one local thundershower. i GERMAN SENTENCED AS MAGINOT SPY Nancy, France, Sept 18 tflp) Martin Tbelen, 44-year-old German, was sentenced to life imprisonment today after being convicted in a military court of espionage in the Maginot line region. For Nazis here because of German i oppression," he said. He told f Germany's colonization program in Poland, through which Germany endeavored to dominate the Poles. During the period from 1870 to the World war, some 700 German villages and 450 German schools had been created in Poland. The principal defense of the Poles, against domination through colonization was a high birth rate, much' higher than that of the Germans, it was pointed out. Russia's Position is Strange. Mr. Larsen asserted that Poland practically skipped the 19th century, during which the most progress in; the history of mankind was made. ' But he added that they had made remarkable progress during their comeback. This was in spite of the fact that the country's illiteracy ia 23 percent The speaker stated that he could not sympathize with Hitler's contention that Germany had a just claim to part of Poland since it was heavily inhabited by German people, because the German population was brought on by the German colonization program. "It's a strange Russia to give In to Germany when it's in the Ger man program to push East," be said. "It's .a mighty strange partnership, as i only a few years ago Germany was proposing colonization in Russia." The speaker t was introduced by Dr. -William B. Slgmund. PEARSON, AULT RETAIN CHURCH ASSIGNMENTS Annual Methodist Conference Makes 4 Changes in County Pastorates. 3 OTHERS UNCHANGED McMillan, Canfield and Rum-bley Assigned to New Churches. The Rev. R O. Pearson was returned to the First Methodist church, the Rev. C. F. Ault to the East Columbus church, and three other ministers were re-assigned to pastorates in the county by the action of the Indiana Annual Conference of the Methodist church, which closed Sunday at the Broadway church in Indianapolis. The Rev. C. C. Bonnell was re turned to Hope, the Rev. William DeHart to Elizabethtown, and the Rev. L. D. Youngblood to White- creek. Changes In County. Changes in the county were made at: Newbern, where the Rev. Rus sell Hall of Nashville, Tenn., suc ceeds the Rev. C. V. McMillan, who goes to Carthage; Hartsville, where the Rev. G. E. Northern of Cross Plains succeeds the Rev. Roy Can-field, who goes to Monroe City; Ogilville, where the Rev. Claude Ragsdale of Chrisney succeeds the T?av -Ti-iVin M V vhlncpr and Tayiosviiie, where the Rev.. jtv. aicany 01 nueiuii, succeeds the Rev. A. H. Rumbley, who goes to Worthington. The Rev. Clyde Onyett, formerly of Ogilville, was assigned to the Hanover church The Rev. Henry White was re- turned to Flatrock, and the Rev. R. F. DeLong to Nashville. Former local ministers and tneir Both were employed as hands assignments include: J. E. Beal, on the Harley Glick farm in Rock-Jeff ersonville; E. E. Young, Manil-j creek township, and because of la; A. P. Bentley, Merom; George t the animosity between the two, the Thompson, Oaktown; E. A. Gillum, j employer elected to let Allman go. North, Vincennes. But he informed him he could re- For "Cash and Carry". Instead of the list of appointments being read this morning, it was read yesterday afternoon and Monday session under a new plan ( this year. Anotherinnovation was , that laymen took part in the con-j f erence in equal numbers with the i ministry. The-.conference went on record as favoring amendment of the neu- tiality law to forbid transportation of munitions in American ships and th sale of munitions to aggressor nations. A resolution embodying the proposals was adopted Saturday af- ( ter two days of - debate. j The conference also asked Pres-1 ident Roosevelt to "continue the j offer of hia services ttf secure a just : and enduring peace" and added that ! if these efforts fail congress should J revise neutrality laws "to the end i ' that this nation shall not be Tnade ; an unwilling ally to those forces , which are seeking to destroy tnose : rights we hold most dear, Seymour District. The complete list -of appointments for the Seymour district follows: District superintendent S. L. Martin. Aurora, A. M. Brown; j sufficient force to halt the alterca-Austin. J. R. Bolin; Batesville, E. I tion. L LaRue; Bright E. L. Bailey; Brownstown, C. S. Black; Brooks-burg. Howard Ake; Columbus, R. O. Pearson; Cross Plains, Gordon Smith; Crothersville, D. M. Shepherd; Dillsboro, R. F. Hamm; Du-pont, D. E. Casey; East Columbus, C. F. Ault; Elizabethtown, William DeHart; Fairview, T. M. Jennings; Guilford, D. W. Hetrlck; Hanover, C. V. Onyett; Hartford, Charles Vandever; Hartsville, G. E. Northern; Hope, C. C Bonnell; Kent, Arthur Jean; Lawrenceburg, H. R. Page; Madison, R. E. Badger; Manchester, W- J. Lamar; Milan, B. K. Johnson; Moores Hill, T. R. Castel-man; Newbern, Russell Hall; North Madison, C. O. Moren; North Vernon, R A. Shumaker; Ogilville, niiA Rno-sriftlA- Osgood. E. C. fbunn; Patriot, R. W. Pritchard; Ripley County Parish, H. A. Meyer; Rising Sun, L. S. Phillipp; Seymour, First A. L. Boren; Trinity, Albert Schmitt; Taylorsville, C. R McCarty; Vallonia, L. R. Morlen; Vernon, T. B. Avery; Versailles, J. T. Redmon; Vevay, H. V. Smith, and Whitecreek, L. D. Young-blood. , ! Ewing Returns to Edinburg. TJ u C ' day suspended sentence recom-Ellsworth lEwtag haa been return-; taeynded Pb the arresting officer, CI- r..T 72 " dianapolis. Mr. Ewing came to the Edinburg church early to the spring, when the Rev. A. J. Coble was transferred to the Brightwood church in Indianapolis. He had just completed study in a seminary in Boston. STOP SIGNAL IN OPERATION The electric traffic signal at Eighth and Washington streets, which had been out of service the last few weeks, was back to operation this afternoon. Temporary repairs were made on the device by Harry N. Hull, city electrician,1 so that it can be used until the state highway department installs its new signal at the intersection. Flying Cyclists Secure German Position ir-?& v r it - v. 11 ;-ss-,n .:: . v-j (NEA Radiophoto) German bicycle infantry unloads from army transport that flew troops to within easy cycling distance of Polish front Germans use quick-moving infantry on wheels to consolidate positions taken by mechanized spearheads in drive across Poland. Passed by German censor, photo was rushed to New York by radio. QUARREL LEADS TO FISTICUFFS Purtle Allman and Davey Gates Battle on Glick Farm. Purtle Allman for several days had been picking a nght with Davey Gates, so they say, and yes- terday he got it. main in the tenant house on the farm until he found some place 1 to go. I Day after day, Aiiman is said to have been on the look-out for Gates with the intention of giving him a beating, but Gates managed to stay out of his way. That is, he kept In the clear until yesterday morning which happened to be moving day for the All man a Gates Grabs Reinforcements. As the truck loaded with the Allman furniture came into the barnlot en route to the highway, iloTaa x7o e Daoron rtn tha minnincr board of his car along with two other men. Without any warning, Allman hopped off the truck and started after Gates, according to UlWk TT(M kJU -V V V- the information given Sheriff El-1 mw Nolting and Deputy Walter Oneal, who investigated. Allman was on Gates in an in- stant and a few blows were struck. By far the smaller of the two men, Gates appeared to be helpless in hand-to-hand , fighting, so he grabbed a club which was on the group nearby. He is said to have cracked All- man over the head with the bludgeon at least ' twice and with As the sheriff was being summoned by Mrs. Gates, Allman managed to get into the truck and was taken away. It was indicated today that an assault ano oattery cnarge proo- ably would be filed against Allman. BABY M'MAHAN FAILS TO LIVE Short services were held at 10:30 reality. Proposed rates of Super-o'clock this morning at the Hath- j intendent Orville Patterson have away funeral home for Max, a son stillborn yesterday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Ray McMahan. Burial was made in Garland Brook cemetery. FOUR EDINBURG MEN ARE FINED Edinburg, Sept 18 The four men arrested Friday night in a melee at the Jones Tavern were tried before Mayor Oliver in Franklin on charges of intoxication, resisting an officer and fighting and were fined $1 and costs 4-1 t. A on " "V , aft The other three were Marion Land, brother of Charles, and Richard Skaggs and j Floyd Swine-hart i - . . , .. , n NAZIS W IT HDRAW BOND ISSUE PLEA Washington, Sept 18 UP) The German government asked withdrawal today of registration statement for $71,000,000 worth of funding bonds, which the securities commission had questioned. The request was received by the SEC at the opening of a hearing this morning to determine whether the commission should permit Germany to Issue the bonds. A telegram from Hans Borch-ers, German consul general in New York, said withdrawal was sought ln view of the state of war existing In Europe." m - Est TO SHUT OFF CITY WATER While repairs are being made to the mains, the city water in one section of the business district will be shut off at 11 o'clock tonight The water will be off on Washington between Second and Fifth; Jackson, between Second and Fifth, and Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth between Washineton and Jackson streets. Several hours will be required to complete the repairs. CAB DRIVER IS GIVEN SENTENCE Indianapolis Man Draws 6- , Monin lerm, nne Loses License for Year. Howard Wheeler, 26, Indianapolis taxi driver, pleaded guilty to a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of ' j. On his plea, ; he was sentenced to serve six months at the penal farm, was fined $25 and costs, and ordered not to drive a car for a period of one year. He was also fined (5 and costs on a public intoxication charge. Authorities said it was Wheeler's third time in court for drunken driving. Wheeler was arrested last week when a radio report was received here that he had left Indianapolis in a Red Cab taxi, without the consent of the owner. A companion with him in the cab, Robert Goswick of Indianapolis, was fined in court Saturday when he pleaded guilty to a public intoxication charge. Wheeler was sentenced by John E. Summa, judge pro tern. 1 e riMkini in" VUI tUllNDUKw ELECTRIC RATE Edinburg, Sept 18 Edinburg citizens' hope of having lower electric service rates are now a been approved by the Public Service commission, according to word received here. The rates become effective on the bills of Sept 25 and are 3 cents lower on the 1st 30 KWH, or 7 cents; the next 30 KWH is rated at 4 cents and all over 60 KWH 2 cents. The commercial rates, which Include all business concerns, are lowered accordingly. Ever since the erection of the municipally owned plant Edinburg residents have argued about the high charge of service, especially since it has been proved that the plant was on good paying basis. URUGUAY PROTESTS CONTRABAND LIST Montevideo, Sept 18 UP) Uruguay followed today, the action of Argentina In protesting commodities classed by Great Britain as war contraband. The government reiterated the stand expressed at various Pan-American gatherings that food and raw materials for civilians in belligerent countries should not be considered contraband. ETHEL DELL, NOTED AUTHORESS, IS DEAD London, Sept 18 UP) Ethel M. Dell, author of such best sellers of two decades ago as The Hundredth Chance." "Great Heart" and j "The Lamp In the Desert" died yesterday in a Hertfordshire nursing home. She was married in 1922 to Lieut-CoL G. T. Savage, :, f : . V 1 Jliy. XSStlSil FOUR ARRESTED OVER WEEKEND Three Men and Woman to Face City Court Charges. Dolph (Brownie) Williams, 47, of First street, was arrested at 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon by Patrolman Roy Hewitt on a charge of public intoxication. He was in an alley off Second street between Washington and Franklin streets when arrested. Harvey Schuette, 54, of East Columbus, was arrested at 4:15 o'clock Saturday afternoon '! on a charge of intoxication by Sergeant Bohn Burnett He was at Fourth and Washington streets when taken In charge. Richard M. James of Indianapolis was arrested yesterday afternoon by State Patrolman Nate Bush on charge of reckless driving. He was on Road 31 north of the city and, according to the arresting officer, was cutting in and out of traffic. Mrs. Reba Nading, 49, of Flat-rock was arrested at 12:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon on charge of reckless driving by Patrolman Herb Moore. She was in the vicinity of Twenty-third street and Lafayette avenue and caused her car to skid a distance of 52 feet the officer said. MRS. HEITZ IS DENIED PAROLE Mrs. Frank Heitz of East Columbus, who was sentenced in Bartholomew circuit court last January to 1 to 10 years In the woman's prison for receiving stolen goods, was denied her plea for a parole today by the Indiana clemency commission. Mrs. Heitz was convicted of receiving articles stolen by three young men. She left a nursing baby when sent to prison. Her husband is serving a 10-year term at Michigan City for burglary. $3,000 ASKED OF SPURGINS A complaint to foreclose a mortgage has been filed in Bartholomew circuit court by the Federal Farm Mortgage corporation against Clarence S. Spurgin and Ruth Spurgin. The mortgage is on 179 acres of land in Wayne township. A judgment of approximately $3,000 is demanded for principal, interest and attorney fees. Donald P. Shinn is attorney for the, plaintiff. 'BLACKOUT' BRINGS TRAFFIC DEATH RISE London, Sept 18 UP) Police disclosed today nearly five times as many persons were killed in London traffic accidents the first ten days of the "blackout" as during the previous ten days. In the first 10 days of September, 38 were killed and 975 injured, compared with eight killed and 316 injured the last ten days of August Marriage Licenses. Robert J. Stadler, 21, Columbus, Cummins employe, and Mary Irene Brand, 17, Columbus. Joseph F. Faker, 45, Marlon county, railroader, and Lucy L. O'Connor, 36, Columbus. Jack R. Morris, 23, Columbus, Cummins employe, and Ruby E. West 21, Columbus. Ralph E. Hornback, 21, East Columbus, and Violet L. Stockover, 19, Waymansville. Earl I Holton, 30, Elizabeth-town, laborer, and Olevia Mae Purdue, 23r Elizabethtown, Reliance employe. IPIUlI j Polish - Re sistance Is Predicted in Berlin. BRITISH WARSHIP SUNK U-boat Torpedos Aircraft Carrier British-French Stand Is Unshaken. Berlin, Sept 18. UP) The Nazi Swastika and the Russian Hammer and Sickle met today in the fallen Polish city of Brest-Litovsk where Russian revolutionists and Germans signed their separate peace in the World war. The Soviet Russians came In from the East, according to German advices from the front and shook hands with German officers at the head of troops, who completed the conquest of Brest-Litovsk, 105 miles east of Warsaw, yesterday.' German and Russian officers were said tonight to be engaged in fixing a line beyond which their respective forces would not go in Poland. DNB (German official news agency), meanwhile, reported the German military had resumed its efforts to force Warsaw's surrender. By The Associated Press. Britain's mighty navy lost an aircraft carrier today and Soviet Russian and German armies closed in on war-shattered Poland. France reported only "local ac tivity" on the western front where French forces hold positions slightly inside the German frontier. Besieged Warsaw, abandoned by her: government remained in Pol ish i hands. ' President Moscicki of Poland, government leaders and Polish troops and planes crossed into Rumania to escape the slowly-closing vise formed by Germans advancing from the west and Soviet Russians - from the east The Red army advance, a sudden Sunday-morning stroke which added new complexities to the European war, was said to have reached towns 50 miles inside the Polish frontier. It was reported at Cernautl, Rumania that the Russian army now held the Polish-Rumanian border towns of Zaleszcyki and Snla-tyn and was closing in on Kuty. Reds Seize Polish Prisoners. Germans in their eastward drive still were reported more than SO kilometers (about 31 miles) from Kuty. Foreign circles considered it likely the Soviet divisions would seek to sweep the entire length of the Polish-Rumanian frontier and meet the Germans on the Polish-Hungarian border. Battered remnants of the Polish army fled headlong across the Ru manian frontier, barely escaping the advancing Russian troops. Tanks, planes and artillery as well as hundreds of Polish soldiers were said to. have surrendered to the Red army. More than 250 planes had landed in Rumania, many of the crewmen wounded. Privates and non-commissioned officers were taken to a camp, the officers to a concentration center near Bucharest Reports reached Paris that Soviet troops had occupied Wllno. With the strip of territory narrowing between Russian and German forces, talk of an armistice following upon a new partition of Poland was heard in Moscow quarters, j Berlin Foresees Surrender. The British admirality said the; aircraft carrier Courageous had j been "lost by submarine action." The 22,500-ton warship, launched in j 1906, had been serving with Bri- Quick End of F.D.R. Calls London And Knox To Embargo Parley Washington, Sept 18 UP) Presi dent Roosevelt has invited former Governor Alf M. Landon. of Kan sas and CoL Frank Knox of Chi cagothe titular heads of the Republican party to a White. House parley Wednesday at which leaders of the nation will consider America's neutrality program. Stephen T. Early, a presidential secretary, said Mr. Roosevelt had talked with Landon and Knox by telephone last night and said they had i accepted the invitation without j hesitation.' Early described the President as being "very happy in their" acceptance." Early said Representative Mapes (R-Mich) ranking minority member of the House rules and interstate Commerce committees, also had! been asked to the meeting and that the list of those attending probably was complete. The President arranged for the conference, a day " before Congress meets in special session to consider the neutrality issue, ' in -order to get an exchange of views among bi-partisan leaders in the national legislature. The addition of Landon and Knox, which went outside of Congress, was under-, EET: dflP PEACE FRIGHT STRIKES New York, Sept 18. UP) The stock market suffered a "peace fright" today and leading stocks tumbled one to around seven points, the worst setback since the start of the war boom nearly three Weeks ago. Transfers ap proximated 1,600,000 shares. tain's .reserve fleet attempting sweep German ships from the seas and protect British shipping from German submarines.' The German high command said it had one-fourth of the battered Polish army surrounded south of Warsaw. It said Its .Polish campaign was "nearing its end" and intimated for the first time in a communique that its air force soon may take a hand in fighting on the western front The Soviet march apparently sealed Poland's fate. Premier - Foreign . Commissar Molotoff told 24 other nations, including Britain and France, Poland's allies, that the Soviet -Union would remain neutral in relations with other powers. ; In a radio broadcast Molotoff declared treaties between Russia and Poland "have ceased to operate" because Poland no, longer existed as a state after two weeks of German Invasion. ' ' j . He said the Red armies .would carry out their "sacred duty" of taking over the approximately 11,-000,000 whits Russians and Ukrainians in Poland. These minorities (Continued on page two.). POLISH BUFFER STATE IS LIKELY "Soviet-German ! Mission i Is to Bring Order" Italy May Offer Armfsiice r Moscow, Sept 18. , W) Germany and Soviet Russia today gave what was interpreted as a strong hint of intentions to create a small Polish buffer state when their invading armies finish': the. conquest of Poland. .-.!' -- is A joint Soviet-German communi que was issued declaring the intention of their, armies was "to .help the Polish people reconstruct con ditions of their state's existence." "These troops do not pursue any aims which are against the inter-, ests of Germany or the U. S. S. R. or against the spirit and letter of the: Soviet-German non-aggression pact," said the communique. "The mission of the troops is to bring order and peace to Poland." The official German news agency issued a substantially similar announcement in Berlin. H . Word from the Red army general staff of a constantly narrowing wedge between Russian and ' German troops revived reports an arv mistice in the European war will be proposed as soon as Poland's' fate was determined. j: Such a proposal, diplomatic sources said, might be made by Russia or Germany's axis partner, Italy. With the first move from the East that pinned Poland in a vise yesterday, Moscow informed Poland's al-. lies, Britain and France, the Soviet Union would follow a neutral . policy towarc". them. In a radio broadcast by Premier-Foreign Commissar Vyacheslaff Molotoff and in his notes to i 24 governments represented in. Moscow, crossing of the frontier was described as necessary to protect (Continued on page two.) ) stood to be in the nature of further attempting to bury partisanship and politics during the present crisis. ' s Early said the President told him today that "this is no time to call any of those who will' take part in Wednesday's meeting either Republicans or Democrats." Hull Will Be Present. Early spoke of them as nation al leaders rather than political leaders, and said that underlying the' conference - was a portion of Mr.-Roosevelt's address to the nation by radio a week ago In which he said that "partisanship and selfishness" should "be adjourned" and that national -unify should be tha thought that underlies all others. Asked whether it : was known how Landon felt 7 about the administration's . neutrality Ideas,' Early said he did not believe the record ever had been scrutinized to find out ' ; . ..., The presidential secretary said. the meeting would begin at 3 f p, m. eastern standard time, (2 p. m. C- "t S. T.) Wednesday and that , Secretary Hull also would sit In, , probably as the only cabinet member.
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