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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1938. THIS DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVTLLE. PA. PAGE SEVEN. Would Move Troops From Foreign Soil Continued from Page One. the people of, this country the nature ot an agreement reached with Great Britain. He called attention to the Â·widely published text ol a purported copy that stipulated the United States agreed to keep Its Navy In Pacific waters and that England would lurnish 12 ships to augment the force to preserve peace in the Asiatic waters in return for which Britain will "preserve America's position in European affairs." The speaker recalled it was as early as 1016 that a "roving ambassador"--a traveling representative without title but not without pay,"-the general called him, had signed an agreement with England inviting Germany to a peace conference and that the provisions of the pact stipulated If Germany declined to sit at the peace parley table or refused to accept the terms to be presented by England, the United States would withdraw as a non-belligerent nation and enter the controversy as an ally ot Great Britain. He pointed to the boycotting of Japan and said the Nipponese "won't take it lying down. They'll hit back," adding that Japan probably could and would move right in and take the Philippine Islands. All of which, the 'speaker continued, would "make us mad." "Then they'll begin be-aUng Ihe war drums as before and stir our passions so we'll go to war," General Butler declared. He said that "all this dictatorship is exercised by sound," that it is being used extensively by radio today with the masses only hearing the exho^ers. Even the veterans who served in the Philippine Insurrection recall the tom-toms that were used to stir the " Filipinos into a fighting pitch, the speaker said. "Yes, they'll use sound and pictures, as the British papers say, until we'll (the United States) be sucked in," General Butler said. Asking "why this country?" the speaker pointed out that, in the first place .the United States has $132,000,000 Invested in China whereas Great Britain's investments in tha' Asiatic country total $1,500,000,000 "But Great Britain can't protec this investment because Mussolin Â·won't let her," General Butler asserted, charging that the Italian dictator's submarine activities in th Mediterranean have prevented Eng land from taking any definite action to curb Japan's advance. "Every time Great Britain tries it, one o these mysterious submarines in th' Mediterranean sinks a British ship Of course Mussolini denies he's th father of this submarine . . . Every time the situation becomes desperat in the Far East and Britain plans to do something about it then Mussolin 'sinks another British freighter will Ihe result that he has England running around In circles." The speaker added that there arc laws, ol course, but his police ex pcrience in Philadelphia proved to him that "laws arc made to be obeyed by those too weak to resist.' He said that only the other day a big New York swindler, arrested in Philadelphia with his sweetheart, ha* lunch with his sweetie in the offlc of the police superintendent al though he is being held for New York authorities under $300,000 bend "England can't go out into th Far East because she is being hcl fast by Mussolini and therefor somebody else has to protect th British Investments," General Butler continued. 'Trance can't go be cause she's afraid Hitler will come in Germany can't go because she' afraid France will move in. Ital can't go because" Mussolini's nfral Haile Selassie -wiU move in. Wc'r (the United States) the only one who can do It." "But why do we have to do it? the speaker continued. He pointe out that England and France posses about eight billion dollars worth o American stocks and use this as club over the United States, refrain ing from "unloading" It on th market only as long as this country is willing to do their bidding, H said that when the President (Roosc vclt) some time ago made a publi pronouncement that all American must evacuate China, France an England began unloading on th stock' market and it wasn't long be fore Mr. Roosevelt made h "momentous" speech in Chicago i which he displayed a change heart. "Then we'll beat the drums abou protecting the Americans in China he said, recalling that when he spen five years In the Orient he stayed o property of the Standard Oil Com pany. "Wouldn't it be better if we tol the Standard Oil to have its proper! 'insured by Lloyds of London?" Gen oral Butler declared, saying it woul be much cheaper than the Unite States Government being involve now in a proposed naval armamcn expenditure of $800,000,000. "I don have anything against the Standar Oil but let them pay their own in surance rates. Nobody pays you insurance premium for you and wh should the American people pay : for the Standard Oil," the speake said. The question before the America people, he continued, is how are the; going to resist the war temptation He pointed to the highly publicize "incidents" in China of flag indignl ties, bombing of American propcrt; endangering lives of American citl zcns and the slopping of an Ameri can government official. Genera Butler said that if an America' Marine had been slapped by a Jap ancse soldier the Marine would hav slapped the Jap back and Ihe inti den: \vould have been ended, wherca the consul attache "ran crying to hi mother" and then "we spent a lo of time exchanging notes to got a! apology." "When you're in a war, you don' care who gets slapped and the bos way is to tend to your own busincs and you won't get slapped," advise the retired Marine officer. General Butler proposed "we sing tar Spangled Banner for all official urposes--of course, first we'll have a learn it--and at all gatherings we Iso sing 'Home Sweet Home'." The alter song, he said, is never permitted to be played among soldiers or fear they'll pick up and go home. He brought out the fact how lartial music is employed to get the oldicr into the "mood to fight." "If we sang 'Home Sweet Home' a ttle more often these drum beaters might not be able to get us into the ttitude to fight any more except to rotect our homes," the speaker dc- lorcd. He pointed out that "it takes ix months to get a man into first lass shape to'kill for the Standard Oil" but "about one hour to teach Im to defend his mother, his wife House relate every day what had been done about arrangements with any foreign powers, that some official should get to the radio and lead to the American people every letter that had been received and the answers sent. The persons who are sympathetic to foreign entanglements were taken up by the former Marine officer who declared: / "Every person who approves of the United States mixing in foreign entanglements should register his name with a veterans' post and sign a statement that 'if these entanglements lead to war I, myself, will go to the front line trenches, and if I'm too old to go I will send my nearest of kin or beloved to the front lines and r will not look for a substitute nd his baby." "You don't need 'Â« take "W Place'." .nything to urge the American on He said ne ntld 'he names of six anything to urge when he's out to defend his wife nd children," General Butter said. He said there were many instances of men shooting off fingers so that they vouldn't have to fight for an oil com- sany but "when it comes to defcnd- ng their loved ones and their homes, ook out." The Marine officer said Germany and Italy have been sending their trained legions into Spain for a year and a half but the people arc still here despite this interference. He ihargcd General Francisco Franco, generalissimo of the "rebel" forces, vith committing a "terrible blunder" n bombing and killing children in hat the feelings of the neutrals were urncds against him and as a result he nationalists haven't budged an inch. The speaker ridiculed the construc- ion of super-battleships of 45,000 tons, saying they were being built .hat large In order to be able to burn more oil. Declaring "if we arc to keep on with this meddling" and "if the Americans want to really chase the Japanese out of China, why not send a million soldiers over there to do it." the former chieftain of the "leathernecks" said the United States is merely Inviting disaster by keeping a landful of soldiers there. General Butler then launched into a discussion of the American Flag. He said that no Individual or group of Individuals Is above suspicion, saying that the President in particular Is being observed suspiciously today, yet there are no suspicions of the American Flag. He declared it was being used too freely and unjustifiably by persons and as a result this county becomes "worked up" over another flag Incident. He said the United States might just as well let Henry Ford place an American flag emblem on the hubs of his automobiles and he would Immediately get a monopoly on foreign trade. He Illustrated that a person in foreign lands, driving one ot these can having an Old Glory hub, would be whizzing along at 100 miles an hour and the minute someone would stop that individual he would Immediately let up a cry of disrespect to the American Flag. "Why not let us tell every fellow who has something invested outside the United States to fly his own nag. Why should he fly the American flag? His oil tanker doesn't belong to the American people but'the flag does," General Butler declared. He drew attention to the incident in Shanghai where Japanese soldiers threw an American flag into the water after taking it from a Chinese launch. The speaker said no one has heard the name of the launch, the nama of the launch's owner or what the launch had been doing. He drew a big laugh when he Â»aic that "every camel today has an American floe on it," as he went into a detail of similar Incidents, saying the American flag was always used-not that of any other county. "Why do they do that?" General Butler asked. "Because they know how terribly we love that flag. We're more sentimental about our flag than anyone else." He declared that Great Britain hs a separate flag for its merchant ships so that when one of these is sunk or bombed the Britons do not become over-aggravated. "So when they beat the drums Just remember the serious situation over the entire world has nothing to do with us," General Butler continued as hs went on to say that the Manchester mills, owned by British capital, once had a monopoly on cotton production in China but today arc idle because Japan has gone there and put up its own mills. "England has a billion and a half invested in China and the Japs are there now, 1 he said. The speaker declared Japan has sufficient raw materials to continue its industrial life for at leas a year and a half as he scoffed a' talk to quarantine (boycott) Japan. "What good would it do us if we did quarantine her?" he asked. General Butler said the matter oi war is one of individual punciple as he urged the American citizens to ask themselves: "What do I win i we win the war? What do I lose if we lost the war? What do I stand to win or lose if we win or lose the war?" He said most of them win' care what the loss (because nobody has ever made anything out of a war) would be financially but none wants their boy shot. The speaker said veterans, when talking about experiences they've hac in past wars, always refer to some funny or thrilling incident they've hac but all refrain from speaking of the horrors they had seen. They know for themselves what it is and probably talk about it but it becomes a serious and grave matter for them when it becomes a question of their boy going back into another war anc getting himself shot. "I've got three grown boys and I'l be damned if they're going to shoot them," he thundered, explaining use of the phrase probably saved him 3( paragraphs. "When these powers come across the ocean and start into the United States we'll be on the shore waiting for them but we won'i even wade into the water to mecl them," he added. General Butler decldicd the soldiers should demand that the White persons in his home town (Newton Square, Philadelphia) who told him it was their moral duty to help China. He'll sec to it that they get a taste ot war when we become entangled in it, the speaker said. General Butler said he hod lived all over the world and knows of no xirson who ever got into any trouble y tending to his own business. He scoffed at the talk ol freedom of seas and open door ot China, declaring that the American trade with Japan is "in our favor" while that of China is a deficit. "At the rate we're going now, it won't be long xjforc all of our money will be in China," he said, adding that if we went into the quarantine business Japan would get mad and take the Philippine Islands. "There is only one possible way for us to avoid conflict and that Is to be determined to have nil relations with the rest of the world, except Ighting relations, and lighting relations only when they come here,' General Butler said. The retired Marine officer said tha' instead of building big boats to carr lot of oil around the world the American government should construct smaller shlp^ with more gun capacity snd less space for oil. "I approve a big navy--tied to the beach," he snld. The speaker asked: "If you can' 1 beat a man at your own const line how do you expect to do It 3,500 miles away? The lonly reason why you might want to go there is if you left something there . . . Americans who Invested money abroad should be good sports and take their losses without kicking. Why when you RI out and gamble on a horse race am lose, you don't call out the guards men. Why should we do it foi them?" He laughed at constant propaganda emanating from Washington tha "someone's coming here, but no one ever docs." He said that dictator must hax'c wars because a fight i a good substitute for food. General Butler declared "there I no possible excuse for dcfcndini your home except where your homi Is." General Butler urged the build Ing of a coast defense, coast defense submarines, coast defence artillery and airplanes and went on to say that the bcit defenders ot the Unltcc" States are the professional soldier over 50 years of age "11 they or given a free rein." He said the American people neve need to have any fear of anybody coming across the ocean to whip us, pointing out that the vessels end planes would be compelled to i.irry tufflclcnt oil for a round trip whereas the American ships and pl.inci wouldn't have to bother about a fuel supply and could devote all space to munitions. "The fellow that comes across the ovcan to bomb New York City has to worry about getting back home because he can't expect to hop over to New Jersey /or lunch with Mayor Hague," he laughed. General Butler said he saw no reason to go 5,000 miles away to defend your home and suggested this bit of advice to foreign powers: "We're not coming over there to fight your wars but God pity you If you come over here. Yes, and you can get a little aggressive too and dare him to come over here, and even go so far as to shake your fist in anger. His fleet might come over here but It will never get back." He recommended two navies, one In the Atlantic and the other in the Pacific, and urged internationalization of the Panama Canal and "then none will tec that It is destroyed," adding that what this country is spending to defend the Panama Â·Canal would built the Navy. General Butler said the American flog should be kept at home, put up higher than ever before and even greater reverence shown it. "Put it into the Constitution that it can't go out to flght," he urged. "If we take that tttitude it will strengthen our national structure and defense," General Butler declared, adding there are only t.wo edifices on earth today that are capable of beating war, listing them as the church and the schoolhouse. The retired Marine commandant, an international figure, admonished the gathering to give serious thought to his words, saying: "Great Britain will be armed sufficiently within a few years and then she won't take impudence from Italy. Then the fireworks will come." BARCLAY ON BRIDGE ' WJBU.'1'KN FOB CENTRA1, PBESS By Shepard Barclay "The Authority on Anthorltles" ALTERING THE OBVIOUS ORDINARILY obvious hictlcs must be altered under lufflclently unuBual conditions. It you are reasonably sure the declarer ha just led a singleton from his own hand, and can therefore ruff the next round of that suit, It would appear Incontrovertible that you should play your ace at once, for you otherwise would never take a trick with it. But tf playing that ace would sfct up the dummy 1 ! suit and thus give the declarer Important discards. It may bo better to forego the taking of an Immediate trick. 4 K Q 10 6 6 3 ead and East cashed two clubs. He decided a heart was h!s best re- .urn. South won with the Q and' mmcdlatcly tried to set up spades while retaining an entry In the dummy. West figured the spade 2 as probably a singleton held by South, so Jumped In with the A. A diamond was returned, which South won, and the two top spades provided discards for South's losing diamonds. West could ttvf set the contract had he held off for one round. He could have limited South to one trick in the suit by waiting for the second round, and tho declarer would have been unable to get any discards. Â· Â· Â· Tomorrow's Problem Â¥ A Q J 1 0 7 Â« 4 Â» A 7 3 # 7 6 (Dealer: South. Both ddci vul nerble.) After South's opening bid here ot 1-Heart, North called 1-Spade, South rebld hii hearts at the two level, North hla tpadu and when South bid his hearts again, North took the contract to 4-HcarU. The club J waÂ» Weit'a opening + A K 7 S 4 . Q 0 6 1 2 + 33 V K Q J 8 6 5 4 A None * + A K 8 8 6 * V A 7 3 2 4 None + AJ10 (Dealer: East. North-South vulnerable.) Alter the lead of the heart K, what 1* South's but play for 6-' Spadu? Will Complete Cribbage Play Friday Night SCOTTDALE, Feb. 7.--The third round of the cnbbago tournament was played Fridny night nt the borough building with the following winners: Table No. 1, S. E. Brown and George Ferguson, 6-1; table No. 2, Walter Haincs and II. Collins, 6-4; table No. 3, Freeman Whalcy and Krnnk Parker, 0-1; Uble No, 4, Frank Raishart and T. H. Rutherford, 6-3. On next Friday niKht the fourth and fifth rounds oÂ£ the scrici will bo played completing the tournament. Another li ulrcady being planned because of a wide demand. Those desiring to enroll lire asked to leave their names at Rutherford's book store. Clean Ran for Chlnx. The Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church Is asking for clean white rags as the result of a plea received from Danforth Memorial Hospital at Kinking, China. Members are requested to take such rags to the church on or before February 10. Book Club to Mwt. The Scottdale Book Club will meet at the home of Mrs. Homer R. Alkcn In Loucks avenue Tuesday evening. The subject will be "Drama, Cimena and Radio." UndenroM Operation. Miss Kathcrinc Montgomery, teacher of geography in the Chestnut street grade school, underwent an emergency appendicitis operation Sunday night at Frick Memorial Hospital, Mount PIcaiant, Comedian Cruel, Charge. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7.--Luis Alberni, sputtering Spanish film comedian, was divoiccd by Mrs. Charlotte Albeini who charged he threw things at her, lived with another woman and that he threatened to kill her, several of their friends and himself. * Canada Huge Metal Exporter. OTTAWA, Ont., Feb. 7.--Led by nickel and platinum, Canada supplies approximately 25 per cent of the world's oulput of the eight major metals, according to a statistical report released by the Bank of Canada j Canada cxpoits 33 per cent of Hi base mclal output. j Dinner Flown 1,500 Miles. ADELAIDE, Australia, Feb. 7 The guests of n hotel at Katherine, in the far "outback" Northern Territory of Australia, cat a Sunday dinner which^ is flown 1,500 miles to them. The hotel has arranged with an Adelaide catering firm to supply the necessary food by the regular plane that calls at Kathcrinc. Hand Mangled In Meat Grinder. SOMERSET, Feb. 7.--John Wyand 18, of Berlin, was tkacn to Community Hospital suffering a badly mangled left hnnd that had caugh in n meat grinder. Amputation o several fingers was necessary. D'AY AT C A P I T A L A S I N T E R P R E T E D BY DAVID LAWRENCE Continued from Page I'oui. prise to constitutional lawyers, but t will be noted that the shift in the court was made by the volts of Chief, 'ustlce Hu^'.ics and Justice Robei': and not by Roosevelt appointees. ' The first case of reversal was on he minimum wage la-v. But, while he ppinions were written attcr Fob- ruajy 5, the actual vote in the court ivaa taken the previous December, when the case was fm.illy :irgi.ed. So his cannot bo attributed to Mr. tooscvelt's message. The next case Involved the up- iclding of the constitutionality of the social security law. This was based on a principle Jaid down by the ma- iorlty of the court in the AAA case n 1935, so here, too, one cannot say the court was influenced. The opinion upholding the Wagner labor act is tho one on which con- .rovcrsy will center. Here some lawyers contend the court reversed its ruling that manufacture Is not commerce, a view presented when the court held the GufCey act tobc invalid in 1835. But the distinction between the Guffcy case and the'Wag- ner law cases is clear to those who care to examine the Issues involved. Federal courts have" already, since the dccislon^"notcd the differences. In the Guffcy case, the Supreme Court hold that a svhole system of regulating wages and hours was an intrusion into state powers, while, in the Wagner law cases, the court stressed the power to regulate Interruptions to commerce, a decision thai parallels the second Coronado case of several years ago. Notwithstanding these cxplana- tl.ns, there will be expressed by pro- Administration supporters the belici that the court obeyed the command of the President If this is so, then the court fight was a moral victory for Mr. Roosevelt. But it will necessary to read a few more decisions especially during the remaining years of Mr. Roosevelt's term, to make up our minds definitely as to whether we have an influenced court or one that goes ahead dispassionately from day to day, rendering its opinions anc refusing to answer the current misinterpretations of its work or 1m- lutations of motive which the po- itically minded choose to exploit 'or political purposes. -. Work on Jabs Reduced. CLEVELAND, Feb. 7.--Frank Gc/ilbcli, collector of internal rcve- nvi, looked around his office and scowled. "Too many women in i/rc," he said as he dismissed eitht. He announced men would be i/rcd in their places. Of 250 revenue ourcau employes, 175 arc women. Many of them arc married and their husbands make good money," 'cnlich explained. Town Has 143 Exiles. MANSFIELD, Ohio, Feb. 7.--One hundred forty-three former Mans- [leldians are in "exile" from their icmc city. Their alleged crimes, on file in municipal court, condemn them to immediate arrest should they ;r return to Hichland county. Crimes listed range from murder to trapping fur-bearing animals out of season. None on the list evex have oecn located. Mayor Sits In Police Court. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 7.--Mayor William J. Crow presided for the first time as magistrate in police court and enriched the city coffers by $100 in two-hour parade ol suspects accused ol gambling, reckless driving, disorderly conduct and violating traffic laws in general. The R eason Different from Others BECAUSE:-Father John's Medicine is not "just another cold remedy". It not only helps break u p c o l d s , b u t builds up the body. 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