The Burlington Free Press from Burlington, Vermont on February 6, 1940 · Page 10
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

The Burlington Free Press from Burlington, Vermont · Page 10

Burlington, Vermont
Issue Date:
Tuesday, February 6, 1940
Page 10
Start Free Trial

THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS, AND TIMES: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1940 Hot Welcome Awaits Russia If She Decides To Invade Balkans PAGE TEN Decisions Taken Af Belgrade Reveal What III Starred Finnish Thrust Has Done To Soviet Prestige Also Moscow Can Hardly Doubt Now That Germany, Italy's Axis Mate, Will Stick With Rome Against Reds By KIRKE L. SIMPSON Associated Press Staff Writer The wav in which Russia's ill-starred Finnish campaign "."has damaced her Dresticre elsewhere in the world is illus- Howland of Brandon is the de U,wi w Anno- nf tViP Ttallcan entente conference at fendant in a suit for $5,000 11. ak(.U - j i X y -Belgrade. The four countries, Rumania, Greece, Turkey and Yugo slavia, contended they were and would continue to be strict-1v -neutral in the war between Germany and the Franco- British allies. They made no public mention of the Russo- - Finnish war, which is an offshoot ot tne major coninci. Club And Fraternal 500 Attend Turkey Supper For Si. Joseph's Scouts Nearly 500 persons were served last evening at the turkey supper in the Nazareth school. The net revenue will be used to purchase equipment for the new St. Joseph's parish Scout troops which sponsored the event. The St. Joseph's orchestra under Edward J. Beaupre's direction furnished the music. Bridge and whist were then played, and prizes awarded. Sued For $5,000 (Special to the Free Press) RUTLAND, Feb. 5. Francis B. . x me ouviuu cucv. """'desired any other outcome so far - decisions taken at Belgrade, how-' cnnthpastern Europe is con- " ever stated officially, was to put cerned. Russia on notice that ' if she 'Allies Not For Spreading War moves aeainst Rumania she may; npsnite German contentions find several nations in south-; that the allies have been seeking eastern Europe presenting a to draw both the Balkans and united front against her. A wide Scandinavia into the war on their door for Italian cooperation to side, the preponderance of evi-check Russia in the Balkans was dence seems to point the other opened at Belgrade. Moscow; way. It argues that the allies are - can hardly doubt that Italy's axis so firmly convinced of their 'mate Nazi Germany is a silent ultimate power to throttle Ger-5$e?to Rom?-snIffort to pre-1 many economically ttey have STSSL in Stg5jg'S direction. torsion of allied military and If It Had Been Otherwise ! 0tv,pr resources to aid them. Had the Red Army crashed The attitude taken by London through Finland on schedule, the and Paris toward Finland s strug-Balkans-might by now have been!gle against Russia is highly sig-under the shadow of an ap-! nificant. Material help to Finland CTcior, Hear as it is. has been restricted to such as the STSudoiofthe Balkan en-; allies could spare from their own tente conferees at Belgrade seem war euuri agi, ucimo. brad on an expectation that hind that lies the fear of spread-RuSa has en sTopped indefin- ing either military or economic .,v,rf w,p nf action over so wide a front as to iicijr -ootpn He Pffprt her plight in Finland. Short of German intervention nomic in southeastern A diplomatic , ana poimco-ecu- ; in d to aid Russia it stm stalemate nas aeveiopeu ; ,mrirf,h!lhl( tnat Britain Europe that is ; ... t . teo to hardly less of a deadlock thanjweld jp tw0 wars mto one that imposed on the German ana , Qr align Russia against them as a Allied armies on the west front . belligerent. in some allied quar-by the Maginot and Siegfried line : ters tnere stui hope of a corn-defenses. Nor can that be wholly ; plete rupture between Moscow disappointing to the Allies. even '3 Berlin. if their major strategy of Strang-! lino- Germany economically could ; Italian Mctory, Any ay perhaps have been more quickly j Back-stage cooperation between serv ed had Russia precipitated a j Rome and Berlin to block Russia conflict in the Balkans and there- in Rumania, such as was hinted by disrupted trade with Germany, at during the Belgrade confer-Presumably the maintenance of ;ence of the Balkan Entente group, the status quo in Rumania and in ! might be a step in that direction, other Balkan or Danubian coun- j Whatever the fact. Italian pres-tries from which Germany draws tige in the Balkans was strengJi- i snH fnnd siranlies means tnai;enea as a, iwuit ui siiura V A-A MAAM ,ww r M - the German-allied war will continue there as a war of economics. There has beerr little to indicate that London and Paris actually amity between Rumania and Hungary and Bulgaria, while Russian influence there was notably lacking. F. D. Declares was running at a rate of more than $70,000,000,000 annually. Referring to a memorandum rntinned From Pare One prepared lor mm Dy ine aeparc- i ments of commerce, agriculture - He took no note by name of. and labor and the Federal re-toen like New York County Dis-: chief executive tnct Attorney Thomas E. Dewey., ' , . Senator Taft (R., Ohio), and: said the figures it contained were Frank Gannett, newspaper pub- j tremendously interesting, although Usher, who have lambasted the ( there was no imPiication in them administration in speeches m; which they have campaigned for: one way the other. the T?PTiuhliran residential nom-; xxaiionai income was u,uuu ination. brought in Rutland county court today by Patrick H. Mangan of this city who, was seriously injured, he alleges, when he was struck here December 23. 1939, by an automobile operated by the Brandon man. Careless driving in a crowded thoroughfare is alleged. Mangan declares he lost his earning ability and was obliged to pay large sums to doctors as result of the accident. persons on WPA. CCC and NYA rolls, he said. c Bearing somewhat on the reciprocal trade .agreements programs, the President went on, are figures showing that exports rose 97 per cent from $1,61,000,000 in 1932 to $3,179,000,000 in 1939. The chief executive concluded by stating the Federal Reserve Board's index of production climbed 64 per cent, from 64 to 105, between 1932 and 1939. More Mathematics The press conference got off to a mathematical start in another direction when the President said he wanted to bring to the attention of the people the fact that since the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation started operating in 1933, 315 insured banks had closed. There was an account of that on the financial pages of morning newspapers, he said, but most people skip those pages. The 315 banks, Mr. Roosevelt continued, had .877,000 depositors with $294,000,000 in the banks. Those depositors with less than $5,000 each on deposit and their sums represented 97 per cent of total deposits got paid immediately, he said. He expressed opposition, however, to complete insurance of deposits up to $10,000, contending that people with more than $5,-000 in the bank could take care of themselves. Nor did he speak of some ex ecutives of the American Feder- Canadian-Pacific Continued from Page One The minesweeper's engines were disabled and as she was being towed into an eastern port the tow-line snapped and the Sphinx capsized. Cost $500,000 Built in 1938 at a cost of about $500,000, the Sphinx was the third minesweeper Britain has lost. The other two went down in Novem ber. Naval observers regarded Ger many's three air attacks last week on shipping off the exposed east coast as a prelude to sharper efforts to establish a real "bomb Ex-Senator Chas. $. Deneen Dies At 76 For Years Powerful Figure In Illinois Republican Politics CHICAGO, Feb. 5. i-5) Former Senator Charles S. Deneen, for many years a powerful figure in Illinois Republican politics, died today in his home. 000 000 in 1932, $68,000,000,000 in ade" and to renewal of thS 1939, up 71 per cent, he noted. cHmnri rnni in an Wages and salaries were $2,403,- ation of labor who took potshots ! 000 1.000 I in December. 1932 and at the New Deal yesterday from' $3,888,000,000 in December, 1939, Miami, where the Federation's ex- tent, ecutive committee met. j More Significant Reads List of Figures j Even more significant, he said, Mr. Roosevelt merely read to "was the fact that weekly pay-reporters a list of figures, with; rolls of factory workers rose 145 a fpw comments interpolated. Per cent, from $80,000,000 in De- which were designed to show there ' cember, 1932. to $197,000,000 in the same month last year, Cash farm income, the President read, was $4,682,000,000 in 1932. In 1939 when that income of $7,712,000,000 was augmented were big advances in national in-;come. wages and salraies, factory payrolls, farm income, dividend receipts, exports, and non-agricultural employment between 1932 and 1939. I by $807,000,000 of Federal farm , These are pretty formidable fig- benefit payments the total was ures, he commented, to take oni 70.82 per cent to $8,512,000,000. rand try to show that the coun- Interest received by individ-'try is. as he put it, bust. iuals stood at $5,277,000,000 in Again, as in a message to Con-1932, Mr. Roosevelt said, and in gress in January. 1939. Mr. Roose-l 1939 it was $4,828,000,000, a drop veil, saiu me minniimuauuu wa.ui nine per cent, mat decrease aiming at a national income of $80,000,000,000 a year an income which he said would permit i budget that would be a little better than balnaced. There seems to be no question he said, requires analysis. Supplying the explanation himself, he asserted that two things effort to offset allied maritime strength. Britain said three raiders were shot down Saturday but in the first two raids, Monday and Tuesday, all the German warplanes escaped, apparently unscathed. British military experts asserted, however, that swift expansion of the allied fighting forces and munitions industries had blacked out Germany's chances of winning Charles S. Deneen His death came suddenly. He had been suffering from a cold for two weeks, but appeared to be in fairly good health today, when he paid a visit to his doctor. Deneen, who was 76 years old, had served two terms as governor of Illinois before going to Washington. Elected To Senate In '24 He was elected to the Senate in 1924. defeating the faction headed by former Governor Len Small, Mayor William Hale Thompson of Chicago and State's Attorney Robert E. Crowe. Deneen served one term as senator. He started his political career as State's attorney of Cook county when that position was a fee office. He was nominated for his first term as governor in 1904 at the famous "deadlocked" Republican State convention which met for more than a month in Springfield before Deneen emerged victorious. There were two distinct periods in the public career of Charles S. Deneen. separated by a stretch of 12 years. - The first was marked by the ordinary progress of a man devoted to politics in a state in which his party generally was successful and carried him to the governor's chair for two terms. Emerging from private life 12 years later when he had been almost forgotten as a political figure, lie appeared somewhat in the role of an opportunist. He was elected United States senator and then assumed the leadership in a primary campaign that shattered one of the most powerful political machines that ever controlled state and county government in Illinois. His latter victory over the faction headed by Governor Len Small, Mayor William Hale Thompson of Chicago and State's Attorney Robert E. Crowe, attracted nation-wide attention and was regarded by many as his most conspicuous public service. His Home Bombed It was in the 1928 primary that Senator Deneen returned to Chi- named office was used by his political foes to fight his candidacy for governor, charging that he derived excessive fees from his prosecutions as state's attorney. It was brought out that during his eight years incumbency the fees totaled $243,000 but a review by the Supreme Court showed that there was nothing irregular about the fees or the amount. The Republican state convention then, after a deadlock of 21 days, nominated him for governor. He rolled up a large majority with the Roosevelt ticket in 1904 and was re-elected four years later. Seeking a third term in 1912 he was submerged in the Democratic wave blown up by Roosevelt's Bull Moose defection. Governor Deneen and his Illinois delegates had supported Roosevelt for the Re publican nomination for president, ! but refused to follow him into the j Progressive party. Shortly afterward Governor Deneen called a special session of the General Assembly, which upon his recommendation, enacted a presidential preference primary law. The governor claimed this was the first law of its kind in the United States. Elected Senator After his defeat in 1912, Governor Deneen returned to the practice of law in Chicago. In 1924 when United States Senator Me-dill McCormick was seeking reelection the former governor emerged from his political retirement to oppose him in the Republican primary. Deneen won the nomination and at the election defeated his Democratic od- ! ponent. Before his Senate term beeran Senator Deneen was named to serve the unexpired term of Senator McCormick who died suddenly. Senator Deneen was one of the most industrious members of the Senate and was a staunch supporter of President Coolidge. ' "'JVIipvwuULi j j j ju vv mmti-v vw . . ..j ! ' I 'I ' : M I &. W :,v- M f h J' wz'-T- 7H ?r ) ' P ' - &i--.-? t iA -cJ i ADVENTURES OF DOLLY, THE PWA MARE Dolly, a 25-year-old brown'mare of the PWA sanitary division at Boston, Mass., is near-sighted in her old age, so when a harmless piece of paper blew past her at a Boston dock she shied. She fell 40 feet into a barge. Unhurt, here she is being lifted back to terra firma, a bit undignified, perhaps, but showing nevertheless somethingbf the form of an Aintree steeplechaser in midair. Hartford High Has Scored 491 Points (Special to the Free Press) WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Feb. 5. Leading the Southern Vermont Basketball League with six wins and one lost in league competition and 11 victories in 12 games played so far this season, the Hanleymen of Hartford High will play their return league contest with Mount St. Joseph's Academy of Rutland Tuesday night at the high school gymnasium and a return game with Bellows Falls at Bellows Falls Friday night. The week of February 13 the Hartford team will play three games to close their scheduled season. The boys will meet Lebanon on Tuesday night; play their return league contest with Rutland on the 16th and take on Orleans the following night at the local gym. In the 12 games played the Hanleymen have made 491 points to opponents' 345, and in seven league games the boys have made 290 points to opponents'. 209. Freshmen Leave For Poultney This P. M. Vermont freshmen leave this afternoon for Poultney, where they will oppose Green Mountain Junior College this evening. The Kittens took the measure of the Greenies at their first meeting here over a month ago, and hope to repeat tonight, although Coach Fuzzy Evans has had to revamp his line-up following the loss of Norm Beauleau, center and the team's outstanding player. Beauleau flunked in his midyear exams and has left the school. Evans will start tonight's game with Doherty and Kaufman in the front line, Grosvenor at cen ter and Lankton and Barrett at guards. In reserve he will have Corbett, Chesarone, West and Viens. Q. Are lemons picked when they are ripe or green? J. B. A. If lemons are allowed to ripen on the trees they lose their keeping quality, so they are picked green before there is any sign of the yellow covering. FREE PRESS WANT ADS PAY mm fffP N ET RO 1 5 FASTiR LON1AIN5ZIOJTIME5 MORE MEDICATION THAN ANT SALVE SOLD NATIONALS FOR COLDS'MUSOJIAR LThTTTma ACHEiANDNASALMISERIES GETPENETRO. For Buildings 0 Bridges O Miscellaneous Steel Products. Vt. Structural Steel Corp. Burlington, Vt. Phone 78 Fabricators Engineers HONOR For his "outstanding contributions to the design and construction of transport airplanes," Donald Wills Douglas (above), California plane manufacturer, is scheduled to receive the Daniel Guggenheim medal for 1939. a spring "blitzkrieg" lighting war. cago from his duties at Washing The land and air power of the belligerents, the experts declared, is approaching a tie making the weapon of exhausting the best bet for Britain and France to try to win the war. The allies are adjusting their national structures now for such an effort. Because of this British and French spring offensives were expected to be in the economic and propaganda fields with, their military forces used more for de at all, he said, that there would k c- . . . k o hai4 Krff if .Comment On Size of Debts were responsible interest rates nsiv Purposes than in big drives. nad gone down and so had the total debt burden of the country. Itional income reached that level, since obviously Federal expedi Debts owed by individuals and corporations are a great deal tures for such items as relief would smaller, the President declared, eo down, and eovernment income ;and the total owed by govern- would rise with virtually no;ment no bigger today than it : change in taxes. ;Digs At Critics Again " Toying with a cigarette that had just deposited some ashes on was in 1932. In other words, he said, local debt. State debt, county debt, city debt, has gone down the full extent that Federal debts has dent took another dig at his cnt-, dprrpa.pri bp t10 . f . . . . ics Of course a lot of people do not therefore is lower. want to balance the budget by argued a connection between the nn11! an 80'000': I reduction in local debts and the 000,000. he remarked. They want j mcrease in the Federai debt, Mr to cut government expeditureSiRnncPVPit. ,ih t.h. rf,t,v,r, that the Federal government had immediately, he said, and in such a drastic manner that there would be another recession like that which started in the fall of 1937 and continued until the spring of 1939. Since it takes some time for government revenues to catch up with a higher national income, Mr. Roosevelt said there would be a lag of about a year between the time when the people counted up $80,000,000,000 in their collective purses and the date when the budget could be balanced. Can't Forecast Income Whether it might be possible for income to reach the $80,000,-. 000.000 goal this year, Mr. Roose-, velt did not care to say. There are too many international coef-'-ficients in the situation, he said, to allow him to prognosticate for 1940. ' He did say, though, that national income at the present time taken over a great many things formerly carried by the States and municipalities, such as a large share of the relief burden. He recalled that in 1930 to 1932, when he was governor of New York, the State had paid 100 per cent of the costs of all relief work. Picking up his memorandum again, Mr. Roosevelt read that dividends received by individuals profits of corporations advanced 55 per cent, from $2,745,-000.000 in 1932 to $4,253,000,000 in 1939. Not Doing So Badly So it doesn't look as if everybody who was in business, was doing so badly, he interjected. In 1932, he said, non-agricultural employment was 27,245,000 and in 1939 it was 28 per cent higher at 34.940,000. The latter figure excluded some 3,000,000 The Beaverburn was a fast freighter which since the war has been operatnig betwen Liverpool. England, and St. John, New Brunswick. Built in 1928, the Beaverburn was of British registry and her home port was London. She was owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and managed by Canadian Pacific Steamships, Ltd. The Beaverburn began her first trans-Atlantic run, April 20. 1928, when she inaugurated a new service of express cargo steamships between Montreal and London. HOW CAN 1? . By ANNE ASHLEY Q. How can I make a good soao jelly? A. This can be made from the scraps of soap around the house. Dissolve these small pieces of soap in just enough water to cover them. Add one teaspoonful of borax for each pint of the mix-iKendree College. Senator Deneen ture. worked his way through the Union Q. How can I prevent pies from College of Law at Chicago and overflowing in the oven? was admitted to the bar in 1888. A. Insert a short Diece of un- Three years later he married Miss cooked macaroni in the top of BmaPay Maloney of Mt. Car ton to assume the leadership against the political machine. His entry into the campaign was dramatically marked by the bombing of his Chicago home, an act which he charged to the "organized and protected criminal classes in their efforts to retain politi cal control of the city and county." Two of his followers in the campaign a negro politician and an Italian ward leader were slain and at their funerals Senator Deneen delivered eulogies of them. The overwhelming victory of the Deneen ticket was an expression of confidence in the pledge of its candidates to sunder the alliance of politics and crime. Three generations of his fam ily had lived in St. Clair and Madison counties before Charles Samuel Deneen was born at Ed- wardsville, 111., May 4, 1863. As early as 1812, Senator Deneen's great-grandfather, Risdon Moore, a Revolutionary War veteran, went to Illinois from Georgia because of his hatred for slavery. He was speaker of the lower house of the territorial legislature and in three state legislatures led a fight to prevent admission of slavery into Illinois. The senator's grandfather was a Methodist Episcopal circuit rider and county surveyor. His father, Samuel H. Deneen, was a teacher of Latin at McKendree College, Lebanon, 111., from which both father and son were graduated. - Concluding his studies at Mc the crust. This will stop the overflow. Or do this at the start to prevent overflowing. Q. How can I prepare a solution for chapped hands? , A. A good lotion for chapped hands is one part of aqua ammonia to two parts of glycerine. Add enough rosewater to obtain a slight perfume. FREE PRESS WANT, ADS PAY roll, 111. They had four children Charles Ashley Deneen, Dorothy (Mrs. Allmand M. Blow), Frances (Mrs. Carl Birdsall) and Bina Day Deneen. Big But Honest Fees Previous to his election as governor of Illinois, Senator Deneen had served in the Illinois General Assembly, as counsel for the Chicago Sanitary District and as State's , attorney for Cook County. His administration of the last ON S POTBrjtain's new minister of information is Sir John Reith (above), who succeeded Lord MacMillan in war censorship office that even the Britons criticized. ' f :t ' I C" Jr.?& LA r iff nA He had walked into a trap! Some one had sent word that he was coming to Casa Verdi tonight. There was a sinister look to the place a suggestion of ambush. Mrs. Sebastian, behind the bar, looked at him without recognition, her eyes cold and hard. Most of the girls had been herded into a back room. Only one table was occupied. Leonard recognized one of the payroll bandits. And the man called Mestres, who obviously was not what he claimed to be. The two men watched him closely and glanced toward the door. SUCCEEDS BORAH To the senate goes Former Sen. John W. Thomas (above). Republican, farmer and stock-" man named by Utah's governor to seat left by late Wm. E. Borah. FREE PRESS WANT ADS PAYi DON'T MISS this exciting new serial of love and action on the Mexican border. A young American mining expert discovers an "inside" payroll robbery. And becomes the target of San Ilario's crop of renegades, fugitives, crooked police, line jumpers and guerrillas. A stirring story of gold, adventure, love and mystery. -unOL.T trt FREDERICK R- Tra,r Start This Thrilling New Serial Today on Page Nine in he ttjliitjst0n fin ftof 1

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 19,500+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the The Burlington Free Press
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free