Star-Gazette from Elmira, New York on February 29, 1940 · 14
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Star-Gazette from Elmira, New York · 14

Elmira, New York
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Thursday, February 29, 1940
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PAGE FOURTEEN. Crack Czech Army Fights For Allies By THOMAS M. JOHNSON NEA Service Military Writer Just as the cables announce new Nazi measures to crush Czechoslovakia's will to live, the grapevine brings news that that will grows stronger. The Czechs have struck back their first blow, In a manner new and significant of things to come. Confidential word reaches America that Czech squadrons have joined the French Army on the western front and Czech pilots have brought down German plaaes, including one of the new Messer-schi. idts. This is interesting, not just because of the David-and-fJoliath aDDeal. but because this Czech David has in his sling big it and better stones than might appear. These first hundred Czech airman are the "pilots" leading six hundred more, daring survivors of one of Europe's best-trained air forces, who have eluded the Nazis and flitted to France- to fight for their country's freedom. Some even flew their own planes via Poland or Rumania. Supporting them are many of the mechanics and technicians in whom Czechoslovakia abounds trained gunners, radio men, engineers, munitions workers. Probably the most expert army in Europe are Czechoslovakia's 15,000 men now training to support their airmen near the old AEF port of Bordeaux. Their cold expertness is animated by a flaming desire to right their oppressed country's wrongs. By thousands they have found stealthy paths leading out of their country, now a prison house. First through Poland, now through Rumania and Yugoslavia, they come, "burning with desire to strike a blow for freedom. Through Yugoslavia alone have come nearly a thousand specialists, men worth their weights in gold to an army. Escapes were often carefully planned by several secret organizations in the Nazis' midst. They have even found ways for three generals to escape this past month despite the arrest of many former Czech army officers. All Czech roads lead to Bordeaux, even from America whence Vina AATMA VlAln uao vw"iv- awv.ia According to advice received here, the youthful Czech pilot who -ELMIRA STAR-GAZETTE- -THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1940. Homeland Swallowed, They 11 Fight Conqueror EXPERT AIRMEN, such as thes e above, are In the vanguard of C zechoslovak troops seeping into France from all directions to volunteer against the Germany which took away their homeland's independence. ' brought down the Messerschmidt, flew an American plane, wore an American sweater, and, afterward, smoked an American cigaret. For backing him and the rest of the Czech army-in-exile are nearly two million people in United States of Czechoslovakia.! birth or desce ':. They are helping the refugees and are sending comforts to the growing army in France. American Czechs believe the army in France will presently be 40 or 50 thousand, and latest advices are that its ranks ere being swelled by conscription of all Czech- oslovaka in France and the British Empire. This was authorized lately when the government in Paris was recognized, headed by Eduard Benes, the exiled president. His brother Vojta Benes heads the movement in this country. In the Canadian Army there is being formed a special unit of Czechoslovaks. TAKES JOB AT CATHARINE Odessa Kenneth McConnell of Breesport is employed at George W. Hoffman's farm in Catharine. With his father and brothers he is occupying rooms in the Hoffman house. VISIT IN ODESSA Odessa Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Parsons and son, Terry, of Vestal have been spending a few days with Mrs. Parsons' sister, Mrs. Howard Lattin, and family. Jlet tfoutielfi "Steele tflong" i Daily Vitammimis ik Put Old Man Winter in his place with this modern, streamlined health "tonic" that helps you build up the pep, vigor and energy necessary to ward off winter colds, sniffles, and sore throats helps give you the extra "drive" that keeps you going in good weather and bad. THEY'RE PACKED THE SCHEDULE WATI By taking one little amber, brown, or black capsule each day, as they are rationed for you in the box, you'll getan adequate,"balanced" vitamin diet containing: VITAMIN A: 105,000 U. S. P. units per week. VITAMIN Bl: 1,700 International units per week. VITAMIN B2: (G) 1,200 Gamma per week. VITAMIN C: 1,800 international units per week. VITAMIN D: 6,000 U.S. P. Units per week Ask your doctor about "Daily" Vitamins. Four Weeks' Supply $198 Full Seven Weeks' Supply, $2.98- KELLY DRUG STORES 109 NORTH MAIN CHURCH and HOFFMAN PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE and FRANKLIN Indians Drop Disgraced Symbol y I fl ' It- Xa 1 1 Ufa r C pkx. 5, " tr Jf j ' i others, 6WWTUJ1''-m w I FDR Defeat Predicted By Gannett Dallas (AP) President Roosevelt will seek a third term, but he must and will be defeated, Frank Gan nett of New York told Texas Republicans Wednesday before flying westward in quest of support for his own candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination. The publisher outlined his own program and criticized the New Deal at a luncheon address, then boarded a private plane with other Republicans en route to El Paso, Tucson and Los Angeles. "I say President Roosevelt will be the Democratic candidate in 1940, and I say he can be defeated, must be defeated and will be de feated," the speaker said. The basis of his prediction of de feat, he said, was the administra tion defeat of the "court packing" effort, failures in the Congressional purges, and the spending-lending program. f His own program he outlined as: 1. Put a business administration into the White House. 2. Restoration of the confidence of the people. 3. Reduce taxes. 4. A job for every man, at a fair wage. Tulsa Frank Gannett launched an intensive, first-hand study of problems confronting the great southwestern oil fields yesterday as he continued his hammer blows at the New Deal before cheering luncheon, reception and dinne throngs, culminating in a tumultu ous mass meeting at vast Akdar Theater. Pausing in his busy round of speaking engagements to visit the huge Texas Company refinery, the flying candidate for the Republican presidential nomination found heading the plant a man with whom he had played baseball in his youth. He was W. K, Holmes, wtio wont ed in the Olean plant of the Standard Oil Company before setting out for the Texas and Oklahoma fields to make his fortune. As a youth Gannett caught for the Bolivar High School team, and Holmes was a slugger on the rival Shinglehouse team, just across the Pennsylvania line. At the refineries and in the oil fields Gannett picked ammunition for new blasts against the adminis tration-sponsored Cole bill, which he charges seeks federal control of the oil industry under the guise of conservation of national resourc es. Even taxi drivers and bell hops here bitterly denounce the measure, as does Oklahoma's Dem ocratic Governor. W. T. Denton, vicepresident of Mid-Continent Oil Company, pilot ed Gannett through nearby fields where roustabouts tinkered to keep the clanking, quarter-century strip weus pumping out at a rate of be tween four and five barrels daily. The newer flowing wells all were beyond the reach of his brief visit The conservation aspect of the Cole bill induced a hearty Gannett laugh when Holmes proudly point ed to latest scientific equipment which goes so far as to "extract and utilize even the smell of the crude oil" flowing into the refinery from fields as distant as Illinois. At a luncheon sponsored by the Republican Constitutions! Club Gannett stood to acknowledge vig orous applause when he was intro duced by President Stanley D Campbell, as the man who "in the dark days single-handed launched the outstanding scrap agains the pernicious phases of New Deal government, and started the pendu lum swinging back toward sanity in government. CHURCH BUDGET STUDY SET W'ellsboro The Book Club of the Presbyterian Church will meet at the tnanse Tuesday evening for a discussion of the church budget CHURCH GROUP TO MEET Wellsboro The Delta Alpha class of the Baptist Church will meet for a tureen supper at the home of Ina Smith, East Ave., Tuesday. Nellie English is class leader, and Mrs. Luella Turner has charge of the program. Sore Throat Quickly relieved by gargling ud breathiaff steam vapors. 30c, 60c, (LU IS O You'll get much more value for your money in a first quality stone a greater satisfaction and pleasure to know that your diamond b really fine. Priced for the thrifty and the choice ot all who would give and own the finest $25 - $35 - $50 - $60 $74.50 - $80 - $95 - $100 and up to $650 DIVIDED PAYMENTS AVAILABLE eisfteir StBiuilHIeir QUALITY JEWELERS . 119 NORTH MAIN STREET THE SWASTIKA, age-old symbol of friendship among Arizona Indians, and later trademark of the Nazi Party, will never again decorate the handicrafts of the Apache, Topi, Navajo and Fapago tribes because It has been "desecrated" by "acts of oppression." Hop! leader Fred Kabotl is pictured signing his name to resolution foreswearing the swastika, adopted by tribes at recent ceremony in Tucson, Ariz. Health Council May Compile Medical Data Possibilities of oompiling a direc tory of available local health facilities were discussed at a meeting of'the Health Council of the Council of Social Agencies Wednesday afternoon at the Federation Bldg. The proposed directory would in clude listings of local doctors, their specialties and office hours; health clinics and other medical data necessary in emergencies. The Council also discussed the possibility of the provision of ad ditional equipment and facilities at the recently-reopened Neighborhood House "better baby" clinic. Of f-Peak Service Schedules Filed Albany The New York State Electric & Gas Corporation has filed an amendment to its electric rate schedules with the Public Service Commission which adds a standard residential controlled off-peak service provision to tariffs applicable in the Villages of Dundee, Rushville, Dresden, Pittsburgh, Hammondsport, Penn Yan and surrounding towns In Schuyler, Steuben, Ontario and Yates counties. The controlled off-peak service provision which the company has been permitted to make effective Mar- 8, provides that upon written application" from any customer the corporation will arrange to meter and bill all energy used for all purposes during the time con trolled off-peak hours of approxi- Private Rites Scheduled for N.-A. Powell Private funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at his home for Nelson A. Powell, who died Wednesday. He was 66 and had been engaged far a half-century in the retail furniture business in Elmira. Mr. Powell had been in failing health since November, 1938. Born in Detroit, he became a collector for the former Gately Furniture Company when a young man and later was named manager of that company, which was located at 212 W. Water St. Mr. Powell became part owner of the Gately Furniture Company in 1905. Three years later Mr. Powell and the late Herbert Hall purchased the - business after which the store became known as the Powell-Hall Company and located at 161 N. Main St., the site of the Edgcomb Furniture Company. The firm continued until 1918. Mr. Powell then went with the Feath-erman furniture store, now the Ko-backer Furniture Company. He was a member of the North Presbyterian Church and the 30th Separate Company, National Guard. A LEADWAY FRESH CREAMERY BUTTER Q U A L I T Y DEL HAVEN COFFEE Steel Cut or Drip tf Lb. J Vacuum J Can 22 E C o N 0 M Y ELBOW MACARONI or SPAGHETTI !C lb. V Hormel Spam 12 " " FOR SANDWICHES, PICNICS, PARTIES 7 1? Keep up with local and national sports by following Harry O'Don-nell's column on Sports Page. mately 10:30 p. m. to 7 a. m. at two cents per kilowatt hour for the first 50 kilowatt hours and one cent per kilowatt hour in excess of 50 kilowatt hours. TATANKA' SUAN (GOMTT In Cash In Cash H 5. 10 CASH PRIZES 15 ADDITIONAL PRIZES BEGINNING March 1 ENDING Midnight, April 15 1st PRIZE $100.00 2nd Prize $25.00 5th Prize $3.00 3rd Prize $10.00 4th Prize $5.00 6 & 7th Prizes $2.00 8, 9 & 10th Prizes $1.00 Each NEXT 15 Prizes a Certificate Good for 1 Bottle of TATANKA Listen in WESG Every Thursday 11:30-11:45 A. M. DON'T WAlf START TODAY ask Your Druggist for Rules Governing This Contest Sealect Milk Tall Cans 20c B A R Spry 1 Lb. Can 3 Lb- Can 49C PURE VEGETABLE SHORTENING SAR-A-LEE Salad Dressing Quart Jar FLORID AGOLD UNSWEETENED Natural Orange Juice 2 itL 19c G A c I N S Hostess Seb Peas , 2 as "29?, RODDA'S ASSORTED Spiced Jelly Eggs 2 " 25c REGULAR OR HONEY GRAHAM N.B.C. Graham Crackers 1 18c LEADWAY FANCY TOMATO JUICE 2 Ounce Cans for Sancuta Coffee SAVE THE COUPONS FOR FREE THEATER ADMISSION 2J 1 I Lb. 24c s s D 0 N A Halves or Slices LEADWAY FANCY PEACHES Large Cans 7 Good Luck vegetable f,largarine2 Lto 39c DATED FOR FRESHNESS Ralston Food, Wheatena, t Cream of Wheat, Maltex 23c k 20 Mule Team Borax XJ Pkg. 15c Kirkman's borax Soap 6 Ba" 25c m Boraxo cleans dirty hands 2 c 27c DEL HAVEN BRAND Gut Wax Beans Gut Green Beans Red Kidney Beans SANCUTA FANCY lc SALE lc 1 Cake for lc with Every 3 Cake Purchase WOODBURY'S 3 25c FACIAL SOAP (4 26c) MISS LOU FANCY WET OR SANCUTA FANCY TOMATO STUFFED OLIVES tall jar 25c t DRY SHRIMP 2 cans 29c CATSUP .... 2 large bottles 27c GI0IA PURE EGG REGENT LIGHT MEAT ROBINSON NOODLES 1 lb. pkg. 15c TUNA FISH .2 cans 33c TOMATOES .... 2 large cans 23c R0SEMERE FANCY LIGHT CHOCOLATE CREAM MOLASSES large can 27c EASTER RABBITS MUSSELMAN'S FANCY CHOCOLATE CREAM PHILLIPS DELICIOUS . lb. 19c PORK and BEANS. . large can 10c OLD DUTCH APPLE BUTTER 38 oz. jar 17c EASTER EGGS lb. 23c CLEANSER ...... 2 cans 15c A Saocufra Flow Lb. Bag BOMS For Dishes and All Household Uses 'FOB CtCAMING USE CAtNATION Mill SWEET JUICY "for Sauce end Cravbt un r Large Florida Oranges Doz 25c LARGE HEAVY GRAPEFRUIT . . . . . 4 f or 19c TENDER PASCAL CELERY bunch 15c CANADIAN RUTABAGAS OR PURPLE TOP TURNIPS . . . . . . . . 3 lbs. 10c Aofjon M Pork Loins ."5 " IZVi Fancy Lean SlfcedSacon y2 ioc Armour's Star Warns 21c ' WHOLF OR STRING END STANDARD COFFEE ... lb. 17c

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