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If Can't Happen Here Weather and Markets Pensaeolians don't have to "put up" with cluttered attics all those unwanted articles of furniture, clothing, ere, can be easily disposed of through Journal Want Ads. Phone your ad to the Ad Taker at 2141 and let her help you compose your ad. today; Saturday warily icloudy and cooler: moderate fresh MBtbrl7 frindv shiftinf; iani northerly FrWijr nt(bL TIDES: lt.M lew. It .59 I MARKETS: Storks. bond, rnlxrd: for.

eif exrbace steady; cotton, tsoft: surar. Ten: whrat and torn lower; rattle, slew: hon, steady to ltjhlcher. I. ArerarJ hlrhest temperatttre In FLORIDA yesterday: degrees. 1 12 PAGES VOL XLV No.

248 pensacolaJ FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1940 PUBLISHED I EVERY DAY i i 4 ft CENTS --Aftl ftiff! rftoll Sf (rf lll 0 60 MILES I IS. 0 Rescue Crew Hears Site Of Northern Railroads to Fight Dixie's Freight Rate Victory Navy Cadet Is Killed In Crash In Lonely Area 1 Rescue Parties Reach Scene Near Auxiliary Field Long Afterward nounced its general class rates Investigations would cover, among other things, "the present differences betwejeri the levels. Intra ter Germany Takes Air Initiative To Raid Coast japs Critjcize U. S. Expansion of Fleet; Reds Shake Up Army (By The: Associated Press).

-Germany seized the air initiative from Britain Thursday and sent her swift reconnaissance planes up and down the British, coast, perhaps to set the stage for a lightning sfb at Vital rlrvte- inJ ahtl I SCOTLAND war mm? IRE. 4 NAZI PLANES RAID BRITISH SHIPS This map illustrates the latest raid by German planes; on British shipping along the English coast. Shrouded in heavy mist, the war planes were reported to have attacked eleven ships, dropping bombs and strafing decks yith machine gun fire. At least 33 men were wounded, one fatally ,3 Among the victims was a Danish shlpi reported sunk off the northeast coast of Scotland; Planes were reported over the Firth of and the they would appeal to the federal courts if -theyj. failed to get a reconsideration? y' the The ICCjotaer, issued six weeks ago directed I irate reductions on about a d0zeTf manufactured artl-clesi of southern origin moving to destinations or "official, freibt February was setlis the effective date.

The effecje the decision was to recognize the principle of rate par- Ity between; silpments within the North and jtliose from the South to northern markets. For the Somji has contended it was handicapped by a stem of "discrimina tory freight rates. Later the commission an- Jones Thinks Sweden Miqht Be fidded To Lending iMst of U. S. WSHINGT-ON, 11 Jesse Jones, cjbief ef the federal lending agencies, suggested today the possibility that Sweden might be added to two other northern European nations to which the United States feas extended credit.

He told a press conference there had I been informal discussions of a loin7 to Sweden, but no specific amount, had been mentioned. Credits of each already have ben made available to Finland and Norway for the purchase of pon-military supplies! sueb- as agricultaral products' and manufactured goods. The I loans, it was widely belie for the purpose ef strengthening the natiops against Russia. SAL Acts St Joe to Ban ipeline Says Digging Crew BrokeJligiit-of-Way -If I JACKSONV1IXE, Jan 11-VP) The Seaboard Air Line railway has fUedJa federal i injunction suit and contempt proceedings against- the Southeastern Pipeline company and contractors laying a pipeline for Ue charging a construcuon crewl engaged loni the project forc ibly invaded the; railroad's right- of-way near "iBambrsige, Qa, to make a crossing. -j.

The pipeline isjbeing constructed to transport oil irpm the Gulf of Mexico at Port St. Joe in Northwest Florida to Atlanta. An! order for the pipeline com pany and the! Williams Brothers corporation, contractor, to i show caus4f why they should not be held in contempt of court and another to show cause why they should not be enjoined from crossing any of the railroad's other three lines on the route of the pipeline are returnable before Federal Judge Alex- andrl Akerman, at Orlando at 3 P-m. January i if Denies Aiding Soviet Agency in Violation wAshinGTOnIi Jan. 11 (JPy Raphael -Rush pleaded Innocent today to charges that he aided and abetted the fallurrof Bookniga cor poration, register with the department as an agent of a foreign principal, in thi Instance Soviet Russia, i 1 Rush formerly was vice president and general manager of the corpora tion.

I He was held) on $1,500 bond after I his attorney, Carol Weiss King; told the court that a $5,000 removal bond had. been required of him Los Angeles to insure his appearance here. 5 I ti 1 -v; German Plane Brought Down in French Area PARIs Jan; ll.Si-The allied high Command reported tonight that ia German reconnaissance plane i was downed today as both sides iengaged In Increased aerial and artillery activity on the western front. The! high command communique said: fThe day was; marked by increased artillery activity on both sides and also fairlyj strong activity of both air forces. Ah enemy reconnaissance plane was.

brought down withini our lines. 1 i Spinster Gives! Life ssjasi' I i Trying to Savfef Dog TACOMA. Wash! Elan. 11 Miss Ihez Townley.s 60i a retired school teacher, rati back into her blaring home today to rescue her pet dog and was burned to death. Firemen found her tiody and that of the dog amongi (he ruins.

1 WASHINGTON, Jan. 11- The interstate; commerce commission received notice today northern railroads were ready for a fight over the South 's recent freight rate victory. I 1 1 Defendant carriers in the southern governors' i rate case, decided largely in the South' favor, filed a petition asking the ICC to postpone for 60 days the effective date of the order." if 1 I They told the commission a I petition for re-ofening, reconsideration, and re-argument of this entire proceeding' was in preparation'. Although it was not stated in their postponement plea, attorneys for the railroads have Indicated Senate Confirms State Collector Edison arid Fahs Are Acted on; Barker Is Named for U. S.

Judge WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. (JPh-Senator Borah (R-Idahio) briefly delayed senate confirmation of Charles Edison as secreiary of ithe Navy today in order to rebuke the cabinet nominee sharply for sug gesting 'thatt congress grant the president power to commandeer factories, ships and supplies in time of emergency. 1 Interrupting senate action on a lengthy list of presidential appoint ments, the veteran Idaho senator said that the proposal Edison made as acting secretary of the Navy was "startling." H-Once he had put these obserVia tions on Borah explained that he was not protesting the Edi son appointment, and the senate. without a record! vote, promptly confirmed the nomination of the new cabinet member along with numerous other presidential ap pointments.

j' Murphy Advanced During' the day, the nomination of Attorney General Frank Murphy to be an associate justice of the supreme court was advanced a step toward confirmation when a sfn- ateTtKLlciary subcommittee approved It unanimously. The senate confirmed PresN den Roosevelt's appointment of John L. Fahs of Leesbnrg, Fla, as collector of internal revenue for Florida shortly after the: president nominated Circuit Judge William J. 1 Barker of Fla, to fin a vacancy on the fed vral court for the southern dis trict of Florida. Fahs, a Leesburg banker and for mer Florida state legislator, has been serving as collector of; Internal revenue since September 'under a recess appointmnt.

He succeeded J. Edwin Larson of Keystone Heights, Fla who resigned to become, a candidate for, the Democratic nom4 lnation for state treasurer. If confirmed by the senate. Judge Barker will succeed the veteran Judge Alexander Akerman. who re4 tired last I Bovden to Talk On Gardens Here Lectures Sponsored I By Federation The Fensaeola Federation of Gar den Club Circles extends an invlta tion to the public to hear Roy AJ Bowden of the horticultural de-j partment of the University of Geor! gia, when he; speaks this morning and afternoon under its auspices.

at the Coca Cola club rooms. Tickets to the two lectures are 50 cents and may be purchased at the door. One lecture is 35 cent. Mr. Bowden comes to Pensacola nigiuy recommenaeo.

ror twenty years he has been engaged In horticultural wcrk in Georgia 1 where he has been connected with the Universitr and from which his work has extended into the state, where he has helped to Organize and has lectured before many garden clubs. He has held i schools in Mobile and Panama City which have been very successful. His morning meeting, which opens at .10 will feature "Plants Their Seasons; Location and Culture." and in the afternoon at he will talk on planting the home, garden. Berliners Can Bathe Only on Week-Ends BERLIN, Jan. 11.

Wartime necessity has curtailed bathing to the old fashioned Saturday night. An order published in the offi cial gazette decreed that hot water in Berlin apartment houses with central heating! must be shut off with the exception of Saturdays and Sundays. Object of the order Is to save coal. 1 QUITS SCOUT JOB HAMMOND, Ind, Jan: 11. VP Mrs.

Frances Keck resigned today as Hammond Girl Scout director to accept a position as itinerant director of scout organizations in In diana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. Navy Secretary Mine Hope 50)r 60 of 87 Entrapped in Tunnel May Be Found Alive By LEO DISHER BARTLEY, W. Va, Jan. 11. (JP) Grimy Tescue workers j-.

crawled slowly through a debris-clogged, gas-filled mine toward entombed miners today as their leaders- expressed both hope and fear fcr the safety of the men trapped 600 feet underground by an explosion. I Four bodies already have been taken from the wrecked corridor in the Bartley No. 1 mine of 1 the Pond creek Pocahontas Coal corporation through which' the blast roared yesterday. 1 Near Blast Site i The company reported at the time of the exp.osion 138 men haa been at work in the mine in the heart of the rich southern West Virginia coal fields but 47 were known to 'have escaped. At 5:30 p.

m. the crew broke through a heavy rock fall near the section where the blast occurred. About 60 men had been working in passageways close to that section. 1 Raymond Salvati, vice president of the company said: "There seems to be no excuse for the men (in that section) not be ing alive." i Hope 50 or 60 Alive He said, however, it might take 10 hours to reach them. Passageways ahead of the rock fall, the company reported, appeared to oe relatively free debris.

i i J. Stollings. general manager of the company previously had said: We're hopeful that possibly 50 or 60 can be found But veteran miners who have witnessed many of these disasters feared all or, of the men nad pensnea. "It looks bad.r said Carl J. Dick- eson, one Of the rescue workers, on a trip from the shaft.

He added: I don't think there much i Cause Still Unknown The blast. centered about a. mile and a quarter back in a corridor that leads from the main shaft. which is perpendicular. Cause of the explosion has not been determined, although state and U.

S. mine (officials rushed here to make an investigation. I Scores of miners and i relatives of the entombed men gathered near the shaft opening and stood in cold drizzle, watcninf gloomily as the eight rescue crews changed shifts every 30 Each: time a crew came up, mine officials said the workers were making ''good Onlookers and rescue squads were fed from soup kitchen manned by Mrs. Alonzo Barnett, 21-year-old mother of four children, whose husband was one of those still in the mine, The i bodies recovered from the pit were identified as those of: Roy 32, motonnan, married, four children; Roy Evans, 41, motormah, married, four Charley Mof itt 42, negro i lour Children; one man still unidentified. Battery Will Have Record Gun Practice Today Battery 8, 13th Coast artUlery.

will fire record paretic with the 155 mm. guns from 8:30 a.m. to 4 P.m. today at Battery GPF, Fort Pickens. The danger area will extend! seaward for a range of 0 yards.

4 Sub-caUbre firing will be held Saturday morning. I Governor Seeks Bioffs Return SPRINGFIELD. Ill, Jan. U(JPi Gov. Henry Horner signed auid mailed to Gov.

Culbert L. Olson to-; night a request that William Bioff Hollywood labor leader, be returned Illinois- to complete a 1922 jail sentence for pandering. Before he signed the requisition for Bioff extradition, the UHnois governor Issued a statement sug gesting that the defendant "be given an opportunity to relate before a grand jury how he has been able to evade for 17 years the serving of his sentence." Bioff Is Hollywood representative the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes and Moving Picture Machine Operators. Louisiana Opposition a I a have charged on the stump that a new of books was being written The parade has been used as Morrison's campaign backdrop throughoirt the sxate. It was manned by strawberry farmers whom he helped get better prices through a co-operative organization.

They acted the convict roles politicians of whom the common man stood in awe a half year ago. It was a reflection of the "widespread federal investigation In Louisiana since last June. The "gov Explosion ritorially ahq inter-territorially i in and bnweini official, southern. southwestern and western trunk line territories, of class rates and rates, on all other Hoping tj make 1 their victory complete, sc uthern governors are preparing a case for the class rate hearings. The case already decided involved only I commodity rates.

Generally speaking, commodity rates applied to those articles whose shipment volume Is large enough to entitle them to rates of their own Other articles are grouped together in system of class i rates. Hull Pleads For Of Trade Pacts Act I Firm Opposition To Senate Sanction Of Treaties! Maintained WASHINGTON, Jan. II Secretary Hull earnestly urged con gress today to extend the life of ther trade agreements act, and re corded his blunt, unyielding opposi tion to giving the senate power to ratify or kill the agreements ne gotiated under it. The program, he told the house ways and ans committee, has worked advantageously for the entire Amer can economy, contributed hea' IIt to business recovery and "expanded markets at home and al read for all groups of producers. But, he added, to give the sen -c ratification, power would expose the agreements te minority filibusters and rob the 'program of bth its "shadow and substance." i I Striking out ai critics of the pro he said they were guilty of "unscrupulous suppression and mis use material facts." Starts Main Battle His.

appearance before the com' mittee the official start of the principal controversy of the present- session of congress. It in volves lone of the few specific pieces of legislation recommended by the president and an Issue which, on the basis of today's questions and answers, boils down to the old ar gument whether tariffs shall be high; or low. Hull, grave and unsmiling at all times, nevjertheless displayed flashes of dry Wit which delighted not, only the lbft or so spectators, but the highfjtariff congressmen who fenced with him throughout the day. 1 The 'irirst exchange was with Rep. Knutson of foreign! debts hkd been raised, and Hull i was talking of money "care lessly ind recklessly loaned abroad during! the wild days of the twen- ties." I Knutson put in that he was endeavoring, by implication, to in diet the Republicans who were hi control at that time.

"I'm Isald Hull. "I had hoped you would not be sensitive about that, Christ Church Names vesfi7men Four Are Selected At Parish Meeting Four hew members of the vestry Of Christ Episcopal church were elected. the annual parish meet ing held last night in the parish house wjith about! 70 in attendance. New Vestrymen- are D. A.

Vann, George C. Hallmark, Marion T. Gaines andE. 8. Northup.

They succeed lA. J. -Butt, Francis Mitchell, J. T. Wright abd Taylor, whose terms expired under a rotat ing plant The westry will hold a reorgani zation meeting next Tuesday night Cone1 Names Road No.

19 For Stonewa I Jackcnri st. Petersburg, riai Jan. 11 (JP) Governor Fred Cone today pro claimed tJ. S. highway 19, in Florida, as Stonewall Jackson highway.

The highway extends from Erie, Pa to St. i Petersburg which is the terminusL JDlxie chapter. D. C. will erect a marker here to mark the end of the Icing traiL It will be unveiled Jan.

22. 1 arks 1 down the street lined with gaping thousands. He Is suffering from in The lead Hoatf of 25 depicted Mayor Robert S. jMaestri of New the staters most powerful politician, sitting solidly on the closed and padlocked books of the state department ljrhich he headed before becoming mayor. Local newspapers ai various citizens' groups have beer clamoring for six months to see these books, which' were closed to public scrutiny last June when Earl K.

Long became governor. The explanation was that they were being audited, i e'M I to of set of Aviation Cadet J. Stone was found dead in the wreckage of. hi training plane two miles irom Stump field, an auxiliary landing area, late last ntgnt nours aiier ine mangled ship was spotted from the air at 5:30 m. Pushing through dense swamps and across borgy meadows, rescue squads' of the Naval Air station, aided by mounted search-lights from Fort Barrancas, reached the side of the wreckage shortly be fore 11 p.m.

j. i When Stone failed to check in at Corry Field after training flight yesterday afternoon, an aerial searching party was sent aloft and the wrecked ship waa soon sighted. but inaccessibility of the site made reaching it difficult. Until late last night officials at the stat 1-cn entertained hopes that i Stone might have bailed out, and might be making his way through the swamps to a communication I point. Stone's home was In Los Angeles, officials said.

He graduated from the University of Arizona In 1937, and his next of km was listed a his. mother; J.lrs. Inex Stone, pre sumably of Los Angeles. He arrived at the station October 27, and was flying from Squadron at Corry Field. i THUMB-NAIL WAR PICTURE (By The Associated Press) i LONDON German scout all British coast apparently in prelude to new attacks; air1 ministry reports production of new surprise long-range i fighter; first vessel -lost on west coast when "tanker mined; unidentified ItaUan ship sunk by mine off east coast.

COPENHAGEN Soandinayian reports say Red army shakeup started with recall 100 lOfficers for Finnish failures; Finns repulse two artillery attacks in north. MOSCOW Russians report pa- trol skirmishes on RussiarsolC" i PARI3 Allies say German plane downed in day of aerial battles and artillery duels. TOKYO Japanese navy and press attack proposed American expansion and military development of Guam; speculate on possible American-Japanese naval race. Dratt School's Record Beller 1 Improved Vision Is Noted Stebbins Of 108 students examined at Bratt school, 19 had defective yision. 17 bad tonsils.

7 dental defects and 19 were undernourished, Dr. A. L. Stebbins, county, health unit head. said yesterday.

Last year a much larger number had defective vision but after a report had been submitted by the health department the school board Improved the lighting facilities At Oak Grove 45 students were txamined and four had defective vision, seven bad! tonsils, 34 defect tive teeth and eight were undernourished. The record waa also better at this' school, Dr. Stebbins was assisted by Mrs. J. W.

Taylor of the Century health council. The Weather SI MOOX AND: TIDES FOR TO DAY Sunrise, SMS a.m., sunset, a.m.; moonrisf, :3 a.m..; moonnet, p.m.; next phase of the moon, I quarter, Jan. 17th; high ttdo,; lour tide, 10:39 a.m. Hijrh and low ude are 25 minutes larlier at moutfc of Penaon) bay; md 65 minute later at Escambia treat lev. -i Si TK.M PERATURK Accumulated de-'K-lenry this month Jo date.

71; deficiency) year 5o late, 71; hiftheet neord this ttmo year, of record thia time ar. 14 i I RAINFALL Total tor this month p.m.. 1.44; normal for 5.99: accumulated excess this month date. total for this year to late, 1.44; accumulated excess this fear to date. BAROMETRIC PRESSURE Ta-JTday) a.m., I 101X7; :30 p.tsw .016.6.

HCMlDITT-yeterday) a.m.. II mwn, S4: rvm.i 4 TELEGRAPHIC OBSERVATIONS (Yesterday) 4S 35 41 16 18 33 4 2 S7 8 3 30 33 40 46 65 41 3 4 'I 27 VtlKiita Sinuingtiam Boston Buffalo rhitajo. allH.8 Denver Jalveeton -leleha luron acksonvtlle. van City oulnvilje i Jemphia Jsridmn Jin mi jlobile Jontg ornery vew Orleans York "Jnhoma Citv EVSACOLA tleijh LXii Akitonio 'vamlnh ..37 ..49 ..30 L3 L.27 ,.4 ..13 ..62 ..33 .4 ..50 ,.69 49 SI! 1 561 TS 3 33 r. 37 40 Kit .95 .04 ,3 33 ilea 41 i 77-1, 6i 3a 43 IS 33 51 3 57 RS 2 ....37 ....73 ...,47 7 63 ..3 'hreve i-ort ahii)Ktoa The shift in.

the German-Brit-lish aerial joustang dominated the day's other international develop- menU which laeluded a double barreled Japanese naval and press attack on States proposals for naval, expansion and military development ef Guam, and Scan dinavian reports of a -Russian army shakenp for Its failore In, Finland. From the stateglc Firth of Portia naval base in i Scotland to the Thames estuary a distance of 400 miles the Nazi crMt darted through, anti-aircraft barrages and outdistanced British; fliers. Attack Two Ships Several bombs were dropped but did litis damage. (The Germans attacked two ships, Seavng one burn ing and the otjier damaged by bombs and machine-gun bullets. An, explosion, apparently from a mine, sent a third craft, a tanker, to the bottom.

Military observers asserted the Naxi tactics, whUh foUowed by a day British raids en the German air and naval base on the Island -f Sylt, indicated the Germans were getting ready to raid Brit- ish docks and shipyards. Similar scouting flights preceded German air attack on the Firth of Forth, Sea pa Flow and Magnetic Mine sowing junkets over British waters. 1 British Claim Readiness The British air ministry indicated that It was ready to match the anticipated forays with a surprise long-range super-fighting plane be-lng turned out In wholesale juan- titles. On the western front business tkiki nn with tknnilrtnr mrtm lery duels and lair clasnt ia which the allies reported one Ger man craft downed. On the other aid of the world, a Japanese navy spokesman hinted and the Tokyo press predicted that the United States $1,300,000,000 naval expansion program might lead to naval race with Japan.

The proposal in Washington to spend $4,000,000 on! developing tha island of Guam, militarily drew similar caustic; firej i In Finland, reports of skirmishing smd patrol lashes In Soviet sectors overshadowed by rumors of a sharp shakeup In the none 1 army ana me recau 01 i more than hapless Red army officers to explain their stale- mated, campaign. 1 rr Advices reaching Scandinavia said-the recalled officers would face summary trail The ouster of MikhaU M. Kaganorich as head of the Soviet aviation Industry was linked with the reported Red army housecleaning. 7 jContinued Warm forecast Here ii Mercury Is Above ti' Normal on Thursday Continued warm is the forecast for Pensacola and vicinity today. The mercury yesterday was above normal here for the iird time this month.

Cold weather with the mercury blow zero harrassed ew England, and frigid conditions likewise were reported In! the Rockies' as warmer temperatures last night enveloped a "large area of the nation from the Atlantic seaboard to the Middle wst, ,1 fiThe southern half etf California, already soaked, by rains which began falling SandaV. had additional precipitation. San- Francis- Co reported of an Inch ef rain tfi the past 24 henrs. and Los Angeles J4 of an, inch 'in the same period. iDhio.

West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania were speckled by liaht snow flurries, whale extensive falls blanketed the Dakota, Minne sota, Wisconsin, and Light rains fell from the' Ohio vailey southward to Georgia and Alxbama. I Rising temperatures! brought a reopening cf 52 schools in Jefferson county Kentucky, closed for several days because the cold and dangerous highway conditions, i Vf sister continent reported a heat wate. Two- deaths at Buenos Aires were attributed to 1 00-degree weather. Eighteen seriops cases of sunstroke also were listed. ki REVOKE LICENSES COLUMBUS.

Jan. 11. (JPy The-: Ohio state Medical board today revoked licenses of Dr. I H. H.

Mc Laren of Toledo rrsd Dr C. O. Dayton, physicians accused of Unprofessional conduct. ISTdrlh Sea. mi I Instructing State 1 Delegates to Be Committee Issue 1 Garner and Roosevelt Adherents Expected To Fight at St.j Pete ST.

PETERSBURO, Jan. llw W) A Garner-Roosevelt contest for Florida's 14 presidential votes appears likely when the state Democratic executive commjttee meets here tomorrow. i Third term supporters of Pres- Ident Roosevelt will seek to have the executive committee elimmate "the presidential primary in Florida, so that this state's elected delegates to (he Democratic national convention will not have Instructions about casting their nominating On the other hand, supporters of Vice President Garner In his presidential rape will want 5 the preferential primary conducted this year as it was 1932 and i 1938 when Roosevelt won this state's votes by overwhelming popular approval. Garner Wants Tte President Roosevelt has not announced' whether he desires a third term in the White Bouse, but persons closely connected! with- him have publicly championed his reelection. Garner, announcing he would accept Democratic nomination, intimated that he; would enter his name In preferential primaries in the various states.

'If there preferential primary in Florida, there Is no fixed way to instruct the state's national convention delegation on casting Florida's 14 nominating votes. Candidates fori delegates could express their own preference publicly, and, If elected, they would be morally bound. Supporters of an uriinstructed delegation declare Florida would be able to negotiate with other states in seeking restoration of the two- thirds nominating rule at the na tional convention, which! was -elim inated in 1536. They also say that Florida delegates could! seek sup port for a national platform advo cating favorable revision of rail road freight rates in the! South. I LOCAL MEMBERS THERE Lars Sanchez, committeeman, and Mrs.

Frank Carroll, committeewom an, -from Escambia county, will at tend the meeting of the state Dem ocratic executive committee. FBI Espionage Work Likened to Gestapo's 1 WASHINGTON. Jan. 11 (JPh Rep. Marcantonio (Al-NY) con tended today that counter-espionage activities of the federal bureau of investigation were I "preparing a blackout of the civil liberties of the American people.

1 Referring to testimony by j. Ed gar Hoover, director of the FBI. be fore an appropriations subcommit tee that the bureau had compiled extensive indices" of individuals and groups who might be dangerous to the United States in event of war, Marcantonio told the pouse it smacked of "the gestapo" Or other secret police of the 1 dictator na tions, Dionne Quints jWillj Be At Fair, Says LaGuardia i NEW YORK. Jan. Il 0P)L-May-or LaGuardia said tonight he understood that arrangements had been virtually completed for (showing the" Dionne quintuplets at the New York World's fair in the 1940 season -opening in May.

He said he had learned this from Board Chairman Harvey D. Gibson and that "there remain only a few procedural matters to straighten put." He believed'thtt Allan Roy Daf oe would accompany them from Callander. Ont. Firth, of iTay, Naval Expansion Declared Only Partly Adequate Stark Says Present Plan Provides Some Degree of Protection WASHINGTON, Jan. 1L Admiral Harold R.

Stark, chief ef naval operations, told the house naval committee today the pro- posed $1400,000 fleet expansion WseW-provide "some degree of 'protection against any probable enemy coalition but might not guarantee defense of the Monroe doctrine.j;wJ,-'A' -j 1 i. He asserted that the program, designed to give the Navy 77 new combatant ships, would not be sufficient to "defend our home waters the Monroe doctrine, our possessions and trade routes against a coalition, that has been mentioned in the committee, of Japan, Russia, Ger many and Italy;" i i I 1 The- Navy's top-rank admiral told the committee! that in considering the need for the proposed 25 per cent increase, "we must faee the possibility cf an allied defeat and then measure the strength of the powers which might combine; for action against the Americas. 1 "Tf our Navy Is weaker than; the combined strengths of potential enemies," he said, "then our Navy is too small. It is too small viewed from thatangle, so! there Is Just One answer: An increase is neces sary. JAPAN CRITICIZES TOKYO, Jan, 11.

The Jap anese navy and press today at tacked the proposed expansion! of the United States Navy and criticized its proposal to spend $4,000, 000 on -the military development of the Island of Ouam. A- i A spokesman for the Navy, al- though less forthright than the! press, made plain Japanese anxiety, over the American naval expansion program. "Naturally," lie 'said "the Japan! ese navy feels great concern. It (the building program)- apparently is designed to maintain the United States' superior ratio even after lapse of the Washington This trea ty, which established a 5-5-3 capital ship ratio among the United States, Great Britain and Japan, respectively; expired Jan. 1.

1937, after It had been d- 1 nouneed by Japan. The spokesman! hinted and the press predicted more, bluntly the American program might lead to a naval race with Japan. PUBLISHERS CONFER CHATTANOOGA, Tenn, Jan. (JP) The mid-winter meeting pf officers, directors and committee chairmen of the Southern Newspaper Publishers association win be held Feb. 4 and! 5 at the Biltmore hotel in Atlanta, Walter C.

Johri-son, secretary-manager, announced today. i 1 Campaign ernment has won conviction on mail fraud charges of Seymour Weiss, Abraham L. Shushan, Dr. James Monroe Smith and seven others, indictment on several counts of Former Governor Richard W. Leche, and scores of other persons soon to lace trial.

i i Leche, Shushan, Weiss and many others were not overlooked in the parade, one of the most unusual ever seen in the Mardi Gras city which loves a parade and has seen some of the most unusual in the world when the carnival spirit is upon the people. i .1 p. 'CohikctPard NEW ORLEANS, Jan 11. (P Louisanai's gubernatorial campaign heared its eiimax tonight wlth appearance on yeoerable old Canal street of a "cpivict parade jin, which! many the "states politicians were 1 depidted 'clothed in Stripes, breaking rooks ad cutting pugar cane. i 1- James H.

Morrison, poisy 31-year-pld candWate for governor and pworn enemy of the administration tnachine Huey J. IJbcg built here, arose from a sick bed to lead the bizarre aggregation of strawberry farmers from his district 1 0.

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