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. j - , ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME LARGEST HOME-DELIVERED CIRCULATION LARGEST ADVERTISING VOLUME MAdiion 2345 Th Times TIphon Numktr EQUAL fi 'j 1: h RIGHTS IN THREE PARTS 40 PACES A, Part I GENERAL NEWS 18 Pag. TIMES OFFICE LIBERTY UNDER THE LAW TRUE INDUSTRIAL FREEDOM 202 First Strt . VOL LIX MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 26, 1940. DAILY, FIVE CENTS Heavy.Rain Falls Over Southland Downpour, General on Coast, Brings More Than Inch of Moisture Collapse of a high-pressure area over Southern California yesterday opened the door for a northern rain that turned into a steady light to mod erate fall that added 1.12 inches to the city's precipitation total and brought the prediction of more to come. . The downpour was general from Seattle to San Diego and spread inland to points in Ne vada and Idaho. It boosted Los Angeles rain total for the season to date to 15.37 Inches by midnight, com pared with last season's figure of 11.37 inches for the same pe riod. Normal is 10.66 inches. STARTS IX MORNING United States Weather Bureau experts had forecast that the high pressure area would check the disturbance, but the rapid barometric fall between midnight Rain tabU and illuilration on Pag A. and morning paved the way for the storm's entry shortly after 10 a.m. Several mud slides were reported along Roosevelt Highway, particularly on the Sequit grade ID miles north of the Sheriff's M a 1 i b u substation, where four cars collided In an accident due to slippery conditions. No one was injured, although two of the machines overturned. RAIN TOTALS G1VEX Heaviest among rainfall totals reported were La Crescenta, 1.08 inches; La Canada, 1.57; Temple .City, 1.40; Santa Anita, 1.39; Ar cadia, 1.38; Sierra Madre, 1.38; San Gabriel, 1.31; Alhambra, 1.09; Azusa, 1.06; Burbank, 1.12, and Glendale. 1.09. Tanbark Flats reported 1.46 inches; Crystal Lake, 1.44, and Dalton Dam, 1.38. Other points reporting high totals are Altadena, 1.6S; Pasadena 1.47; Carpinteria, 1.60; Santa Bar bara, 1.75; Crestline, 1.03, and Lake Arrowhead, 1.14. The forecast of the Weather Bureau for today and tomorrow is for cloudy weather, with more rain. Continued moderate tern peratures and moderate to fresh southerly winds off the coast are forecast. Yesterday's temperatures ranged from a low of 57 degrees to a high of 61. Northern and Central California Drenched SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23. (Exclusive) The second of a eeries of storms from the Pacific tonight had deposited rain ranging up to an inch in "Northern and Central California. Bay area seasonal rainfall, although little more than normal, i3 almost double that recorded to this date last year. Tonight's rainfall measurements: 3-tHrs. Setion Yut Eureka 15 26.36 23.02 Redding 39 34.36 16.20 Sacramento 1.00 11.89 6.15 San Francisco . .97 16.28 8.86 Stockton 23 10.45 7.35 Fresno 56 9.58 5.15 Salinas 61 14.89 San Luis Obispo .06 17.22 7.99 IN THE TIMES7 TODAY "RADIO. Page 12, Part I. COMICS. Page 13, Part II. FASHIONS, CLUBS. SOCIETY. Pages 5, 6, 7 and 8, Part II. OIL AND MINING. Page 14, Tart II. TUZZLE. Page 19, Tart II. VESTBROOK PEG LEU, Page A. FRANK KENT! Page 4. Tart I. DRAMA. Pages 8 and 9, Part I. SHIPPING. Page 12, Part II. WEATHER, Page 12, Tart L riCTORIAL PAGE, rage B. THE SOUTHLAND. Wild car. chase ends in arrest of youthful theft suspect near San Diego. Youthful orators make plea for peace at Oeeanskle veterans' caucus. Tage 14, Part I. srORTS. Trainer Tom Smith favors Kavak II over Seabiscuit in 5100,000 handicap. Tage 9, Tart II. Clipper Smith bound to Villa-rova hy verbal contract; unable tr taV Loyola berth. Page 9. Part II. V ,vC -; ;( I ,' . - X v i v'X . X r - f ft Mmwn r lii tw., irownwrw nurwnw LEADER Eve Curie, author and French women's wartime leader, pauses to reflect during Los Angeles interview. Times phot Mile. Eve Curie Fighting to End Visitor, Who Speaks Tonight, Says Her Sex Being Trained in Schools to Fill Skilled Men's Jobs ' Gowns by Schlaparelll and hatsbySuzy yesterday helped Eve Curie very little. Because it was raining real, wet Southern California rain. 1 .. 4 vrtl n 1 Ana awe, curie, wno at so heads the women's section of France's Commissariat of Infor mation, had bestowed her rain coat on a friend, Mrs. Ogden Reid, New York publisher. It was a coat among coats. Schia-parelli spent many a loving hour designing its black oilskin surface and its fluffy lamb's-wool lining. TURNS TO WOMEN But after one forlorn look out her sixth-story hotel window MHe. Curie abandoned coats as a topic of conversation. She talked about women. Women in war. Women in munitions factories. Women in the thousand-and-one occupations that formerly were the province of France's 5,000,000 mobilized troops. And women living in a shadowy new Paris with the gnawing thought that this war of attrition might last years. Sally Rand's Auto Missing; Police Fear It May Be Stripped Sally Rand yesterday complained to police of being "stripped" of her car. The fan dancer reported that when she left her theater at Ninth and Broadway after a rehearsal her 12-cylinder limou Taisto Makl to run in Coliseum May 11; may face Fenske and Cunningham. Page 9, Part II. -Part II. THE CITY. Heavy rain drenches Southland. Page 1, Part I. Mile. Curie on visit says French -women well organized for war. Page 1, Part I. Helen Werner leaves County Jail today! Page 1, Part II. Eight functions of S.R.A. to be eliminated under curtailed relief fund. Page 5, Tart I. State officials accepted gift from Odell, government charges. Page 1, Part II. Scientists push search for "cinder" stars. Page 1, Tart IL THE WEST. California Legislature adjourns until Stay 13. Page 1, Part I. , Arizona Indians bar swastika's use forever, charging Nazis have desecrated svmbol. Page 1, Tart I. REMEMBER THIS The line of leist resistance ii full of pitfa.Cs. "If t l j Declares Allies World Chaos 'trf'Lbs A'ftsrelcS1 to"' speak for the Modern Forum at Philhar monic Auditorium tonight and at Long Beach tomorrow, the petite author of "Madame Curie" biography of her radium-pio neering mother became the liv ing, smiling, bravely cheerful symbol of all French women. "We are organized," she said "Well organized. But we moved slowly. First women replaced their husbands and brothers and uncles in factories. Then our schools began training women as technicians. "Mistakes of the last war be-hind-the-lines mistakes won't be repeated. SANITATION MAINTAINED "Nobody need work 14 hours a day in 1940. We are careful lest a woman engage in arduous tasks too long without furloughs. And health and sanitation are rigidly maintained. At present women's work is more for peace than war. They keep production of peacetime goods humming." Mile. Curie speaks impeccable Turn to Page A, Column 1 sine was missing from a nearby parking lot. "Whoever took it," she said, "probably woa't get far because there were only two gallons of gas in the tank." Police guessed the car probably will be found stripped. MONDAY FEBRUARY 26, 1940 Governor denounces legislators for failure to pass his relief and revenue bills. Page 5, Part I. : GENERAL EASTERN. Pan American Airways abandons stop at Bermuda after censorship. Page 1, Part I. Author and educator launches children's crusade for children of warring nations. Page 4, Part I. Lansing's prophecy of second World War revealed in correspondence. Page 4, Part L WASHINGTON. Roosevelt silence on third term splitting Democratic leaders. Page 1, Part L National Economy League of-fers plan for balancing budget. Page 4, Part L FOREIGN. Official Rome extends noncommittal courtesy to Welles upon arrival. Page 3, Part L v, THE WAR. Finns report 100.-OOO Russians slain in isthmus siege. Page J, Part I. Scandinavian Foreign Ministers hop peace will save Fin-lands indepenJnce, Tage 1, Part I. Legislature Recesses Until May 13 Funds for Relief Past June 1 Withheld Pending Inquiries Into Agencies BY CHESTER G. HANSON Times Staff Representative SACRAMENTO, Feb. 23. To take a good look around the State before appropriating any more money for relief, the Legislature recessed at 3 p.m. today until May 13. . In the first part of what is said to be the longest special session in 56 years, the Legis lature made two appropriations totaling $13,800,000 to carry the relief load until next June 1. au revenue-raising measures proposed by Governor Olson when he called the Legislature into session have been left in committee, possibly to be taken up when the lawmakers come back. BILL REVOKES LIENS Another Important piece of legislation touching upon relief and social welfare was the pas sage of the bill revoking the re quirement of so-called liens upon property of those who receive aid to the needy aged, improp' erly called a "pension." In drawing up the relief ap- propriation bills, the Legislature wrote into them restrictions that mark the turning point in fixing relief policies in California, such as the three-year residence re- quirement, the $38 "ceiling" on family budgets, and the ban on political activities of relief ad ministration employees. INQUIRY DEMANDED In fixing the amount of the relief appropriation, the leaders of the bipartisan economy bloc, which held control in both houses, decided that a thorough investigation' of relief in all its phases should be made. That the cost of relief is running so high that it threatens to bankrupt the State, and it is time to look around and see where the State is headed, seems to be the dea. Further, a study should be made to see how ail the vari ous agencies of the State touch ing upon relief and employment are functioning. -JOINT COMMITTEE To this end, the Legislature authorized the appointment of a joint committee of both houses, composed of 17 members, to do the work and report back when the Legislature reconvenes. The Senate members will in elude Senators Charles Brown D..) Shoshone; Charles Deuel D.,j Chico; Jesse Mayo (R.,) Angels Camp; Frank Mixter (R.,) Exeter; Roy Nielson (R.,) Sacramento; John Phillips (R.,) Banning; J. I. Wagy (R.,) Bak- C-neld, and President Pro Tempore Jerrold Seawell (R.,) Rose-ville, ex-officio member. Speaker Gordon Garland is ex-Turn to Page 5, Column 1 Peek to Accept Appointment Assemblyman Chosen as Secretary of State By a Times Staff Representative SACRAMENTO, Feb. 25. (Exclusive) Assemblyman Paul Peek will accept the appointment to the office of Secretary of State tendered him by Governor Olson, he said today. Peek will take the post vacated when the veteran Secretary Frank Jordan died. It was after Peek was voted out of the position of Speaker of the Assembly immediately after the special session was called to order that the Governor announced he had offered him the Secretary of State job. At that time Peek did not indicate whether he would accept. White House Mail Flown to Cruiser ABOARD U.S. DESTROYER LANG, AT SEA, Feb. 25. (.P) Two flying boat3 today delivered White House mail pouches to President .Roosevelt aboard the cruiser Tuscaloosa. The President spent a quiet Sunday aboard ship, Inspecting tht Central American coast line. Third Term Silence Splits Democrats Party Chiefs Reported Planning to Demand Roosevelt Statement BV KYLE PALMER Times Political Editor WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. Dismayed by the political havoc which President Roosevelt's silence on the third term issue is creating within the ranks of his own party, Democratic leaders here are seriously considering the ad visability of making a con certed public demand for a frank statement of the President's plans. While with most of them it is largely a question of which one shall volunteer to bell the cat, it is nevertheless a fact that sen-j timent favoring an immediate declaration by Roosevelt is pronounced among all groups not wholly dominated by the ex treme New Deal faction. PARTY DEFEAT FEARED Open expressions of disap proval of the position taken by the President are by no means as critical as the privately stated views of those who feel that Roosevelt, whether he runs or voluntarily retires, mav be responsible for party defeat in November. Certainly, both those who would support a third term and others who would oppose it, are in agreement that further reti cence from the occupant of the White House will . Increase the intensity and "the spread, of ill will, personal antagonisms and discontent now existing through out the Democratic party. The occasional comment of in dividual Democrats who disapprove the President's policy of silence has increased to a mur murwhich soon may become a general roar of disapproval and apprehension. rRAVERS OF HOPE Complexities in the situation are in some respects ludicrous, as many party leaders already stoutly on record for a third term are prayerfully hoping that Mr. Roosevelt will be content with eight years in the White House and that he will so an nounce without further delay. Of course, much of the public condemnation of Mr. Roosevelt's deliberate attempt to keep his party and the country at large in the dark comes from politicians whose individual plans and in terests are involved. But lead' ers who are primarily concerned with the larger question of Democratic party welfare are genuinely alarmed at growing disaffections which directly stem from the third term controversy. RIFT WIDENING By his silence, it Is argued, Roosevelt Is placing himself in a bad light before the country, and i3 giving substance to the charge that he places his personal ambi tions and opinions above party success and national harmony But what is far more important, from a party standpoint, is a widening rift which may so far increase as to make impossible harmonizing efforts in the No vember election. And while party leaders are divided on the question of a Turn to Page 4, Column 3 Oklahoma Guard Call Threatened Governor Promised Action in Dam Fight OKEMAH (Okla.) Feb. 26 (Monday.) (JP) Governor Leon C. Phillips said today he will "use the National Guard if necessary" to see that the State is paid for lands which will be inundated by the' Grand River Dam. "I have told them (the Grand River Dam Authority) that I'll not permit the dam to be closed up until we get our money," the chtef executive said. Oklahoma has contended it should receive SS60.000 for the reconstruction and rerouting of highways which are to be inundated. rhillips recently carried a fight against building of the dam to the United States Supreme Court whert he lost by a 4-4 decision. Finns Slay Nazi and Dutch Planes Battle Over Holland THE HAGUE (Netherlands) Feb. 25. (IP) A battle between a Netherlands patrol plane and a German warplane high over Dutch territory was reported today by a government press bulletin, which said that another Nazi craft had been driven back across the frontier by anti-aircraft fire.' The aerial combat, in which the German plane exchanged machine-gun fire with The Netherlands patrol, took place over the Province of Noord Brabant with the German craft fleeing into Belgium, the bulletin said, adding that a strong protest would be made to Berlin. A German bullet struck the Dutch plane in the nose and two shots pierced its tail. It was not known whether the German plane, described here as a Heinkel 111K, was hit. The announcement said the two planes met over the town of Oss at an altitude of 24,000 feet and that the chase started in the direction of Tilburg. After the exchange of fire the German plane escaped southward into Belgium. Scandinavians Urge Peace fo Save Finns' Independence Foreign Ministers of Three Nations Assert They Will Continue Neutrality in Europe's War COPENHAGEN, Feb. 23. W I "The Foreign Ministers ascer-The Foreign Ministers of Nor-tained their unanimity in re- way, Sweden and Denmark tonight expressed hopes for a peaceful solution of the Finnish- Russian conflict which will pre serve "the full independence of Finland" and decided their own countries will continue their policy of neutrality in Europe's wars. A communique Issued after the Foreign Ministers had conferred here on mutual problems said they had "ascertained their unanimity in respect of the policy of neutrality" and re jected "all assertions to the ef fect that this is exercised under pressure from one side or the other." COMMUNIQUE ISSUED The conferees were Dr. Peter Munch of Denmark, Halvdan Koht of Norway and Christian Gunther of Sweden. In their communique, it was stated: "The Foreign Ministers em phasize that it is the most serious and profound desire of all the northern peoples that the conflict may at the earliest possible date be brought to a peaceful solution which preserves the full independence of t inland. Pan American Abandons Stop at Bermuda After Censorship NEW YORK, Feb. 25. (JP) Pan American Airways an nounced today that its trans-Atlantic Clipper planes after March 15 will not stop on eastbound flights at Bermuda, British island which started censoring Ameru can air mails Jan. 18. The announcement of the ac tion, climaxing a storm of criti cism last week in Congress over censorship of the mails follow ing publication of a report that Bermuda authorities had seized a consignment of mail by force, made no mention of the air mail or of censorship. The company attributed its de cision to a better weather reporting service being made available to its Clipper captains by the United States government, which has just placed two vessels in Indians Bar Swastika Design as Protest Against Nazis TUCSON (Ariz.) Feb. 23. CP) In a solemn noonday ceremony representatives of four Arizona Indian tribes the Navajos, Pa- pagos. Apaches and Hopis-re-sentful at Nazi "acts of oppression," foreswore today use of the swastika design, in native basket weaving and blanket making. The proclamation, roughly hand-lettered on an imposing piece of parchment, carried the signatures of four tribal'thieis 100,000 spect of the policy of neutrality of their countries ... "The Foreign Ministers agreed to raise serious objections to, and endeavor to avert, violation of the principles of international law in the conduct of naval warfare which inflicts considerable losses of human life and of eco-nomc value on neutral states, when they maintain their shipping in order to keep up their legitimate and necessary trade. DISASTERS SIGHTED "They agreed that the governments should support each other mutually in their negotiations with the belligerents on these questions. "The Foreign Ministers were united in the conviction that un less the war comes to an end be fore violent and long-lasting fighting has brought about dis asters even greater than the present, it will create such , . . embitterment . . . that the road to enduring conciliation will be rendered still more difficult to open. "They will therefore gladly welcome any endeavor to initiate negotiations between the belligerents with a view to a just and permanent peace.' mid-Atlantic to report the weather. Pan American began making stops at Bermuda en route to The Azores last October, as an "advisable" move in view of the war restriction on weather re ports. The twice-a-week shuttle ser vice of the company to the is land will not be affected by the change. The trans-Atlantic Clippers will return to their original route di rect across the Atlantic to Horta, The Azores, followed from the time the service was established in May, 1939, until last October. The direct flight to Horta, The Azores, will save the flying boats about five hours in the Atlantic crossing, at least an hour of which is consumed in refueling at Bermuda. Ramon Pancero, Papago; Charles De Courcy, Navajo: Joe Joesicki, Hopi, and Miguel Flores, Apache. Pancero and De Courcy said the proclamation is directed at the German Nazi party. In the formal renunciation ceremony the Indians placed a blanket, a basket and some hand-decorated clothing, all bearing swastikas, in a pile, sprinkled them with colored sand and then set them afire. Isthmus Reds Nearing Viipuri Goal Observers Estimate Heavy Penalty Paid in Mannerheim Assaults IffiLSINKI, Feb. 25. (IP)- Nearly a month of the Red army's great February offensive has brought the hammer and-sickle banner within a few miles of Viipuri, Finland's second city, and severely bat tered the Mannerheim Line of defense fortifications. The cost to Russia has been heavy, however. One foreign military expert estimates that an average of 4000 Red sol diers has been killed daily on the narrow Karelian Isthmus between the Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga. Finnish losses are not disclosed. , By this expert's calculations Russia thus has lost 100,000 in dead on the Karelian Isthmus alone since the start of her offensive there Feb. 1. Today's communique reported Russian attacks continued but were repelled, 17 Soviet tanks destroyed and quantities of other war supplies taken. There were tinconfirmed re ports that Finland's Koivisia Island fortress, at the western terminus of the Mannerheim Line, has fallen, although official Finnish claims said the defense troops still are holding out there. SNOW SLOWS ATTACK The Leningrad military com mand last night announced occupation of the strongly fortified islands of Koivisto, Tiurinsaari and Piisaari with the capture of 12 heavy coastal towers guns. Snow and fog slowed fighting, the Russians said, in describing capture of 19 more fortifications on the isthmus front. The Finnish communique de clared "heavy casualties were inflicted on the enemy" and that Finnish artillery is In "lively action" along the isthmus. Across Lake Ladoga the Finns said their forces had fought a "successful defensive action" and that a Russian attack collapsed under Finnish fire near Aitta-joki. CIRCLE SKI TROOPS Further northward in the Suomussalmi and Petsamo regions the Finns told of other successes, saying that one detachment of 180 enemy ski troops had been surrounded in the latter sector. Tonight's communique of the Finnish high command follows: Army: The (Karelian) Isthmus Feb. 24 was marked by enemy attacks of a local nature. The attacks were repellel and heavy casualties inflicted on the enemy. Our artillery was in lively action, dispersing grouped enemy detachments. At least 17 tanks were destroyed. Northeast of Lake Ladoga our troops fought a successful defensive action. The enemy was thrown back everywhere and left in our hands 27 machine guns, 21 sub-machine rifles, 5 trench mortars and large quantities of other infantry arms. Two tanks were put out of action. REDS HURLED BACK At Aittajoki an enemy attempt at an attack collapsed in our fire. At Suomussalmi enemy detachments which had crossed into Finland were hurled back across the frontier. In the direction of Petsamo one of our patrols -consisting of 10 men drove off an enemy ski . detachment of ISO men which later was surrounded. f Elsewhere there was lively and successful patrol and guerrilla activity. Air force: Enemy air activity on Feb. 21 was directed against North Fin-land, where certain localities . were bombed. Ko lives were lost in the raids and the material damage caused was slight. Flyers in Sweden Bombing Captured HELSINKI. Feb. 23. (U,R) Capture of two Russian aviators Torn to Pag 2, Column 1

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