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and MOBERLY EVENING DEMOCRAT 10 VOLUME 22 »«* LEASED WIRE SERVICE MOBERLY, NUMBER 159T ASSEMBLY p BATTLE IS . DELAYED Hew Caucuses and More Recesses Avert Expected Floor Fight MAY FIRST PASS A RELIEF BILL Investigation and Contest Both Being Considered . By Lawmakers BULLETIN *·'JEFFERSON CITY, Jan. 10. -flP The Senate and House -recessed 3:30 p. m- this afternoon-once niore forcing a delay in the anticipated opening of a Democratic floor fight to block Forrest C. Donne] 1 away from the governor's chair. The recess--called by the Seii- ate ostensibly to consider amendments to a House-passed social security funding resolution -meant that it would be at least 3:30 p. m. before the two cham- ^bers could* meet in joint session to canvass November's official election returns. A Surprise Move JEFFERSON CITY, Jan. 10- A J --A surprise ' recess until mid- afternoon temporarily stymied a V4§foint session of the legislature ' today as conjecture grew that the Democrats might throw a double stumbling block between Forrest C. Donnell and the governorship. The fight on his right to office annot reach the floor until the and Senate meet in joint session to canvass November's election returns. The Senate completed organization--clearing the way for a joint assembly--at a perfunctory "morning' session to- ·gptay, then followed the. H6use into recess until 2 p. m. Donnell, in St. Louis, said he would "be in Jefferson City Monday for the purpose of being inaugurated." He did not elaborate but it became increasingly jappar- ·fent any inauguration on that i|iy would -be without the sanction of the legislature. Double-Barreled Democratic sentiment appeared swinging toward a double-barrel- 4fti offensive against Donnell--a ^'legislative investigation'' to keep him out of office and an "election contest" to open up November's ballot boxes. Before today's session opened there was an increasing flow of Corridor gossip that the assembly might end up with both a "thorough investigation" of Donnell's 3,?13-vote margin over Lawrence McDaniel -- as demanded by the Democratic State Committee · And the formal ''contest'' which Republicans and some Democrats insist Upon as the only constitutional avenue open to the ballot boxes. The Senate Democrats caucused for more than three hours last plight on the governorship question but members refused to discuss the meeting -- obviously bound by a reinforced secrecy rule. Democratic State Chairman C, M. Hulen, field marshall of the "investigation" demand, spent jg»onsiderable time in the caucus McKittrick's Opinion. Attorney General Roy McKittrick told the caucusing Democratic senators the General Assembly had a constitutional right to investigate Donnell's election, fut insisted the law would not permit examination t of last November's ballots without »the filing of a formal contest. That interpretation might leave the lawmakers with an authorized investigation -- and nothing to ^mvestigate. Both sides have said an investigation would be futile if the legislature did not have access to the general election votes, It was after McKittrick appeared before the caucus that the ^investigate-eontest" talk first ^appeared. Such a procedure might permit the No. 1 goal of the Democratic State Committee by keeping Donnell out of office until a final settlement, and at the same time "appease" majority mem- jfers who insisted upon a formal · Contest. Today's Activities In Jefferson City (By The Associated Press) House passes stop - gap resolution to release January's pent-up relief, old "age pension and aid to dependent children checks as first business of 61st General Assembly. Resolution needs Senate concurrence before delayed payments can be mailed to needy. Both chambers clear decks for floor debut of protracted governorship contest as confident Forrest C. Donnell announces he will "be in Jefferson City Monday for the purpose of being inaugurated." He offers no explanation. House resolution proposes $65,000 appropriation to create journalism school at Lincoln (Negro) University as aftermath of courtroom tangles over Negro efforts for admission to University of Missouri. WPA says "find-a-job" furlough which closed all projects for two days a success-381 workers found them in private business. S. N. CROWE GOES CHICAGO POST F. R. Michael to Succeed Him as Wabash Division Engineer Here Man Helping With Butchering Burned by Boiling Lard STURGEON, Jan, 10-- Elmer Robinson, of Sturgeon, suffered painful if not serious burns Thursday while assisting- with f itchering at the farm home of rs. Joella Woods and son, Velpo, near here. Mr. Robinson was assisting in removing a-kettle of lard from the fire when the support by which he was lifting the kettle *fre way, spilling the boiling liquid on his left leg and foot. Hi* right foot was also slightly burned. Mr. Robinson is a brother of ifr», Blanche Capps and of Clar- 4OCt Robinson, both of Moberly. S. N. Crowe, for nearly ten years Wabash division engineer here, is being transferred to the Wabash terminal at Chicago, Superintendent F, C. Flyrin announced this morning. The transfer will be effective next Monday. At that timeK^^r, Crowe will be succeeded here' by F. R, Michael, Montpelier division bridge and building supervisor formerly track supervisor on the Moberly division between Brunswick and Kansas City. Mr. Michael is married and has a son and daughter who will follow him to Moberly. Mr. and Mrs. Crowe and their son, Smith, have resided here at 717 Fisk av*r».ue. Mr. Crowe is to leave*-Sunday to take up his new duties in Chicago. Mrs. Crowe and the son are to remain here for a time. Another Appointment Mr. Flynn also announced this morning the appointment of N. E. Potter of Chicago, engineer at the Wabash terminal there, as assistant bridge and building supervisor on the Moberly division. He will make his headquarters here, Mr. Potter succeeds Harold Kniebusch, who three months ago was transferred to the Wabash traffic department. The vacancy in the office of assistant bridge and building supervisor has existed since that time. Wabash officials in St. Louis announced earlier this week in St. Louis the appointment of Arthur K. Atkinson as chief financial accounting officer of the Wabash, following the retirement of James W. Newell, chief accounting officer, because of impaired health. Shortly before the Wabash went into receivership in 1931, Mr. Atkinson, who resides in Stanwich Lane, Greenwich, Conn-, was vice- president, secretary and treasurer of the railroad. A New Comptroller Officials also announced the appointment of Arthur B. Twyman, for four years Wabash general auditor, as comptroller, and William Rector Eastman, since 1925 assistant general auditor of the railroad, as assistant comptroller. The retiring officer, Mr. Newell, joined the Wabash in 1920 as general auditor and later became comptroller and vice president. He had been chief accounting officer of the railroad since 1932. PLANES HIT ATJAZIS Many Bombers Accompanied By 500 RAF Fighter Planes Attacjc Invasion Bases "MORE- SUCCESSFUL" THAN GERMAN RAID Hoover Assails War Aid Bill NEW YORK, Jan. 10 /P -Asked to comment on the administration bill authorizing President Roosevelt to lend or lease war equipment" to "democracies," former President Herbert Hoover issued the following statement today: "The first thing Congress has to consider is the suggestion of enormous surrender of its responsibilities. No such pov.-rrs were granted in the last war. So far as I know, no such surrender has been made by the British parliament cither in the last war or this war. "We all wish our industry tuned up to maximum output for our defense and to aid other countries to defend their independence. But the practical surrender of power to take these steps tha f are possible Tinder this legislation is something 1 pise. It enters the field of pro.sprvntion of democracy in this country." British Mass For Drive On Tobruk As Greeks Score Another Triumph By The Associated Press Massed hundreds of RAP warplanes thundered acros the English Channel a t midday today -challenging Hitler's fighter plane defenses along the Nazi-helc French coast--and blasted the Calais and Boulogne areas witt bombs and machine-gun fire ii one of the greatest attacks in many weeks. The assault, capped a six-horn overnight attack on the Germar U-boat base at Brest, France Nazi "invasion" bases, and targets in Germany's industrial Ruhr Val ley. It was indicated unofficially thaf. 500 RAF fighter planes es corted the bombers in the day light raids, spreading ovei 1 1,000 square miles of Northwestern France. "More Successful" London aviation experts declared that the foray compared with mass German daylight raids on Britain but that it was "more successful." The RA.F offensive came a Britain's empire armies slashed against Italian East Africa anci massed for an assault on the E'as cist stronghold of Tobruk, Nortl Africa, and as Britain s fittlc ady. Greece, rejoiced over still another triumph against Italy's battered legions in Albania. German raiders showered hun dreds of incendiary bombs on London during the night, concentrating the assault on "one large district"--which British censorship kept secret--in an evident attempt to repeat the devastating "firekrieg" of Dec. 29. Hitler's high command acknowledged that RAF bombers raided "various places" in Western Germany, inflicting a toll of 20 killec and many wounded. In Violent Attack After a 3-day lull, Nazi warplanes violently renewed their night attacks on Britain, the German high command said, blasting particularly hard at Manchester, Liverpool and London. Capture of the key Italian stronghold of Klisura in Central Albania--gateway to the Adriatic seaport of Valona--was announced by the Greek high command today, Premier Mussolini's high command omitted mention of this latest blow at Fascist arms. Instead, the. high command's daily war bulletin declared Italian planes and naval units bombed a British battleship in the Eastern Mediterranean, sank two submarines and two freighters and torpedoed two other merchantmen, ABANDOOOPE * WEATHER * * * * * * f r * * 4 » * * * * * MISSOURI: Fair tonight and Saturday, colder northwest and extreme north late tonight, warmer southeast and extreme south tonight, colder Saturday; Sunday fair and warmer. North Central .Missouri: Fair tonight through Sunday, lowest tonight 32 degrees. Colder Saturday. Highest 4.0 degrees, warmer Sunday. Lop,al Weather Data Temperature at 2:30 this afternoon, 51. Minimum last night, 22. Maximum yesterday, 38. POULTRfTHEFT RING SMASHED No Chance of Immediate Construction Is View Of Congressmen WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 UP)-Missouri congressmen apparently have abandoned their efforts to bring about immediate construction of four postoffice projects. The projects for which allocations had been made by the public building administration, were placed on a deferred list when the budget bureau and President Roosevelt directed construction be postponed on all except those on which bids had been asked or received. The action was taken pending further defense program study. Senators Truman and Clark CD- Mo) said they were taking no steps to have four Missouri post- office projects taken off the deferred list now. The projects include Cape Girardeau courthouse and postoffice site to cost $430,000; Marshfield postoft'ice, $73,000; Moberly postoffice, $170.000; and Richmond Heights postoffice, $118,000. Roasted GREENCASTLE, Ind-, Jan. 10 CAP) --"Nuts," said C. C. Swift as he looked under the hood of his automobile to learn why it was smoking. A row of black walnuts along the exhaust manifold had caught fire. He recalled he'd seen a squirrel in a garage, where he'd put some walnuts to dry. Monroe County Officers Report Group Confessing They Stole 2000 Chickens Roundup of what officers termed "one of the state's worst gangs of chicken thieves" was announced at Paris yesterday. Six persons, one of them a woman said to be the leader, are in jail at Paris, Mexico and Bowling Green and officers have signed confessions they stole over 2,000 chickens, 30 hams and grain, according to Tom Proctor, Monroe County prosecuting attorney. Miss Wilma Allison, 21, of Audrain County is the woman held. Attorney Proctor said Miss Allison, "who was in a family way", had been released to Audrain County officers, and that charges of theft of chickens at night were .to be filed against her there, The men were Prank Griffith, 36, Dennie Lewellen, 48, and Harold Lewellen, all in jail at Paris, Sterling Spegal, being held at Bowling Green and Ray McLeod, also in jail at Bowling Green. .^Monroe County officers said Uiey. started the break-up of the gang sometime ago, when thev arrested Griffith and Dennie Lewellen on charges of theft of chickens at night. Both those two have been in jail at Paris several weeks and already had been given prison terms, Griffith three years and Lewellen two years, and were awaiting removal to Jefferson City when the additional arrests came. They now are being lield and additional chicken " theft charges will be filed against them, Proctor said. Spegal has been charged with possession of stolen property in Pike County court, Proctor said, a number of hams taken from various farms in which the gang operated having been found at his home. Four misdemeanor charges have been placed against McLeod in Pike County, Proctor said, charging him with theft of grain. According to Proctor the gang has admitted thefts all the way from Weston on Highway 36 near St. Joseph, east along *;he highway into Illinois. The counties in which they operated included Monroe, Audrain, Pike,' Montgomery and Marion counties in Missouri and Pike County in Illinois. "While we have signed confessions admitting theft of more than 2,OQO chickens and 30 hams, I'm confident we haven't uncovered all their activities," Proctor said today. VOTE CASH FOR RELIEF PAYMENTS Resolution Whizzes Through House But Must Have Senate Concurrence City Treasurer Ambrose Rucker Asks Reelection Ambrose S. Rucker, Jr., 810 West Reed street, today authorized the Monitor-Index to make formal announcement of his candidacy for nomination to reelection as city treasurer, subject to action of the voters at the Democratic city primary February 11. Mr. Rucker Js assistant cashier of the Mechanics Bank and Trust Company, where he has been employed for the past 12 years. He is an alumnus of Moberly Junior College, a Democrat and active member of the Young Democratic Club. He is married and has one daughter. But Their Floor Leader Hopes to Block All Other Matters Pending Contest JEFFERSON CITY, Jan. 10/^P --Republicans lowered their "no governor--no. business" barrier momentarily today and a resolution-to pay January's delayed old age pensions and relief whistled through the House -- the first transaction of a three-lay old legislature. "In this matter I make no objection," said Republican floor leader Howard Elliott of St. Louis County and the emergency social security cash sped through on a 123 to 3 votes. Seventeen members voted "present." The resolution now goes to the Senate. It s e t ' u p $980,000 for January old age pensions, $200,000 for aid to dependent children and $400,000 for relief for this month. The pensions and child aid money will be matched by equal federal funds. Served Notice Yesterday. Elliott served notice on the House yesterday the Republicans would fight any effort to take up regular business until the assembly meets in joint session to canvass the November election returns,. . ; '*'JEM we certainly have a responsibility to. these people who may. have been suffering because funds upon which, they rely have not bden forthcoming this month," he explained as he pulled Republican opposition away from the move. Missouri's social security program -- administration medium for the three state aid projects -has been bankrupt since the fiscal year ended at the end of December. This month's checks were held up pending legislative action. Democratic Floor Leader H. P. Lauf «£ Cole County also sent up a resolution to pay January expenses of all state departments but it was laid over for the time without action. Elliott, in withdrawing 1 objections to the social security resolution, announced the minority still intended to fight any effort to take up routine business ahead of the vote canvass.- The Republicans argue the assembly is bound by state law to certify the election of last November's winners before it can turn its attention, to regular business. Defends Vote, Elliott later defended his "aye" vote on tbe relief resolution with: "We do a little wrong sometimes so a great good can be accomplished." A few minutes later the minority lost its first battle to block all business until the election returns are canvassed, The Republicans fought against a resolution providing for "the renovation of state archives" as a federal relief project. Elliott's point of order, declaring adoption of the resolution would be a violation of the rules of the House was overruled b5' the speaker after a House vote in which the 85 Democrats and 64 Republicans present voted solidly. The resolution was adopted by a voice vote. .Clark Assails War Aid Bill; Leaders Are Confident of Approval; Much Comment BOAT IS NEEDED TO OPERATE MINE For what probably was the first time in Monroe county's history a boat was a necessary article for the operation of a coal mine last Thursday. The mine one of the strip variety, was on the farm of Mrs. Florence Parks, 4 miles west of Perry, and is operated by Sims Son. Twenty men are employ- d in it. When they went to work last Thursday the electric pump was out of commission and an expanse of water six feet deep was between them and the coal. Nothing could be done until a boat was obtained from Perry and the pump put back into service. By Friday morning it was pos- ible to resume regular work, About 50 tons of coal a day is being marketed from that mine. ·Monroe County Appeal, Q, V. Williamson Asks Nomination As City Attorney Q. V. Williamson, 843 West Coates street, today authorized the Monitor-Index to make formal announcement of his candidacy for nomination as city attorney, subject to the Democratic primary to be held February 11, 1941. Attorney Williamson has been a resident of Moberly since 1927. In 1916 he completed a four years' course in law, at Dixon, 111., in the law offices of Brooks Brooks and under the personal supervision of Judge J. D. Watts, president of the Illinois State Board of Bar Examiners. He was admitted to the State Bar qf Missouri in July, 1926. Before coming to Moberly he resided in Monroe County for iy 2 years and was a member of the Monroe County Bar Association. He has maintained his law offices at 40l£ West Reed street since 1927. He is a member of an old Democratic family of Clay County, Missouri, and a life-long Democrat himself. He is a Veteran of the World's War and an active member of the local American Legion post. * He has never held a city or county office, WASHINGTON, Jan, 10. £-- Foes of President Roosevelt's foreign policy criticized today the bill authorizing transfer of American-made military equipment to warring "Democracies," and Senator Clark (D-Mo) declared that the legislation "is simply a bill authorizing the President to declare war so far as international affairs are concerned and to set up a totalitarian government so far as domestic affairs are concerned." Administration supporters, however, expressed confidence that the Senate would give overwhelming approval to the measure after the House has acted. When the bill was introduced in the House by Rep. McCormack (D-Mass) a dozen members jumped up to make remarks, but Speaker Ray-burn recognized Rep, Martin of Massachusetts, the Republican floor leader. Martin said that no Republican members of Congress apparently had been consulted in preparation of the legislation and inquired whether it was to be considered in a non-partisan manner. McCormack retorted that he was "very sorry that my friend should raise that question" and asserted he "assumed that national defense transcended party politics." Martin a.greed, but said "we should be given some consideration in preparation of this program." In the Senate, Senator McKellar (D-Tenn) terming. Adolf Hitler a "devil incarnate," proposed "repeal of all laws which would in any way interfere with our giving great Britain all aid that the President -or Congress might find necessary." When McKellar took his scat, Senator Danaher (R-Conn) read a message by President Mfllard Fillmor.e (1850-1853) urging non- interventiori'in internal affairs of other nations. Senator LaFollette (Prog-Wis), who indorsed President Roosevelt's successful bid for a third term, told reporters that he would oppose the measure. "This is not a. request for a blank check," La 'Follette said. "It is a demand that Congress abdicate vital and important powers." Senator Green. (D-RI) to]d reporters that "this is a bill to aid the United States, using Great Britain to help us while we prepare our defense." "So long as Britain holds out," he said, "the more time we will have to prepare." Chairman Sheppard (D~T«x) of the Senate Military Committee said he thought that Congress would approve the measure because of the world emergency. Senator Hughes (D-Del) said he was prepared to support it because he was "inclined to go pretty far in aiding Britain." Senator Smith (D-SC) commented that "we are about to give him (the President) absolute power over the purse, and the people, but it will not be done with my consent," , Senator Capper (R-Kas) told reporters that; "we ought to go slow," War Aid Measure Carries Out the President's Pledge WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. --A joint statement by Senator Barkley (D-Ky) and Rep. McCormack (D-Mass) in introducing the -British- lease-] end bill in each branch of Congress, said: "The bill- simply translates into legislative form the policy of making this country the arsenal for the Democracies, and seeks to carry out President Roosevelt's pledge to send to these countries, 'in ever increasing numbers, ships, planes, tanks, guns/ "It follows the precedent established by Congress last June when the President was empowered to authorize the secretaries of war and navy to manufacture, purchase and repair war materials Xor the American republics, Under the present bill, this country Is enabled, to furnish war materials of every kind to any country whose defense the President considers to be vital to the defense of the United States. "While the bill contains an authorization for an appropriation, full effects can not be given to its provision until appropriations are actually provided by Congress." Work Progresses On New Building In Wabash Yards --Work begun early in November on erection of a new building connecting the back shop and round house in the Wabash yards here is approximately 40 per cent completed, William Turley, Wabash master mechanic, said this morning. The building, 50 by 170 feet, is being erected at a cost of $63,000. It is being equipped with two drop pits with motor-driven drop tables, permitting the easier removal of wheels from locomotives and tenders. "The new drop pits," Mr. Turley said,, "will provide additional facilities to meet the present requirements of wheel work here. The added facilities are strictly modern and will enable more heavy work to be done here. The improvement, a step in modernizing the railroad's terminal here, will make possible a "more convenient rearrangement of machinery," Mr. Turley added. A feature in the construction of the new,building will be washroom, shower and locker facili» ties for workmen. The building will be of steel and concrete construction with a compositioit roof. It is to be ready for operation in the spring. Antioch Church Services Sunday The minister of the First Christian Church, Edwin B. Strong, will speak for the Antioch Christian Church Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. A. cordial invitation is extended to all to attend these services held the second and fourth Sundays of each month. REV. J. LEAKER'S FUNERAL SUNDAY Dr, R, S, Holliday, Columbia, To Deliver Sermon As Pastor Requested 4000 GIVEN JOBS AT ROLLA CAMP JEFFERSON CITY, Jan. 10. A --The Missouri state Employment Service has placed nearly 4,000 workers on jobs at the army camp near Rolla in the past two weeks, A. J. Murphy, Sr., chairman of the unemployment Compensation Commission, said today. Majority of the workers placed are carpenters, Murp h y said , with about 2,500 already at work on the project. A recent call for 900 carpenters was filled in 50 hours, he said. Only a small percentage of thf j workers are from Metropolitan City and St. Louia areas. The body of the Rev. J. E. Baker, pastor of West Park Methodist church, who died at noon yesterday in Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, will remain at the Baker home, 809 Diltz street, until 12;30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. From 12:30 until 2:30 o'clock the body will lie in state in the West Park church; Funeral Services at 2:30 o'clock at the church will be in charge of Dr. H. H. Brower, district superintendent of the Fayette district. Dr. R. C. Holliday, pastor of the Missouri Methodist church at Columbia, will deliver a sermon, using- for his subject, "Saved By Grace," and no eulogy will be given. It was the request of the Rev. Mr. Baker that a sermon be delivered, instead of the traditional funeral services, and that the eulogy be omitted. Participating in the services will be the Rev. B. V. Powell, pastor of Fourth Street Methodist church, and the Rev. O. F. Kettelkamp, pastor of First Methodist church. Ministers of the Missouri Methodist Conference and of the Moberly Ministerial Alliance, of which the pastor was an active member, will be honorary pallbearers, and members of the West Park Board of Stewards will serve as active pallbearers. Immediately following the services the body will be taken to the Morton Funeral Home in North Kansas City, were another funeral service will be held Monday. Burial will be in the Forest Hills cemetery. KASEYVILLE MAN ENTERS HOSPITAL KASEYVILLE, Mo., Jan. 10-Roy Neff of Kaseyville went to St. Louis Tuesday to enter Barries Hospital for treatment of a rare disease which developed following a leg fracture. He sustained the leg fracture last spring, The bones did not make normal growth .and the ankle and knee became diseased. He had been wearing a brace on that leg for two months when, recently, the other knee became infected. PROPOSAL OFFERED IN CONGRESS (Jives Virtually Unltmitect Authority to Help All Warring: Democracies OONGRESS~TO~HOLD REINS ON MONEY] President Would Act In Interest of Defense; Speeay Approval Urged WASHINGTON, Jan. 10- After President Roosevelt urgecl quick action on his vast lease-* lend program, administration leaders asked Congress today tdf- give him sweeping powers toi transfer American-made military] equipment to Great Britain anct other warring "democracies." The president told his press- conference just before the legist lation was introduced in botii Houses of Congress that the pow-« era which it gave him were need* ed to avoid delay. The bill would permit the chie$ executive, "when he deems it ifl, the interest of national defense," to: 1.- "Manufacture in arsenals- factories, and shipyards undeij their jurisdiction, or otherwise* procure, any defense article fosjj the government of any countTM whose defense the president deem^| vital to the defense of the United' States. 2. "Sell, transfer, exchange lease, lend, or otherwi^ of. to any such govermnent defense article. 3. "Test, inspect, prove, pair, outfit, recondition, or other 4 wias to place" "in* good working order any defense article for anj| such government. 4. "Communicate to any sucto government any defense informal tion, pertaining to any defensa article furnished to such govern-* ment under paragraph (2) of thiij subsection. 5. "Release for export any de-^ fense article to any such govern-*' ment." Could Repair Foreign Ships A statement issued by congress sionai leaders said that the bill'J$' provision permitting the president^ "to test, repair, outfit, or other* wise to place in good working or4; der any defense article meantj that repair^ could be made to de-« fettse articles whether manufac-* turcd in the United States or not^ "It could conceivably mean, fo$ example," the statement said* "that the British battlecruiseij Renown could be repaired in thojj Brooklyn Navy Yard if the presi-i; dent considered it in the interest of our national defense to do so« "The provision is broad cnougU t 0 permit the use of any of ouK| military, naval,, or air bases to( » outfit and repair the weapons of! countries whose defense is vital to the defense of the United States." The measure authorizes the ap« propriation of funds "in sucU amount? as may be necessary" to* carry out its provisions. Estn mates of eventual cost have} reached $10,000,000,000, and Sen* alor Barkley (D. Ky.) the ma* jority leader, has estimated that from $2,000,000,000 to $5,000,000,* 000 may be appropriated thi* year. Defense Articles As to 'the section permitting the! communication of "defense information," Barkley declared that i£ gave the president discretionary, authority "to make available designs. blueprints and other inform mation for using particular equipment." Such information, he saidj, would relate only to defense ar-f tides actually supplied to foreigii nations under the bilV The government, Barkley ex* plained, would order for foreigrj governments "only those mater* ials which our army and navyj could use." "This means that we shall b0 producing the same material foe our friends as for ourselves," he said. "It should eliminate doable as-* sembly lines in our factories, and should help to standardize our war materials among the democracies." Barkley said the measure con* tained no waiver of the wage* hou r law, the Walsh-Healey public contracts act or the Wagne? labor relations act. New Export Curb Mr. Roosevelt,, beside discussing the aid-to-Britain legislation, announced that he had signed at proclamation requiring 1 copper, brass, bronze, zinc, nickel, an$ potash to be exported only under export licen^s, effective Feb. 3, These materials, he said, are needed for American defense. The president told reporter** that he did not necessarily want; the powers apparently contained .(Continued on Page Five) \

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