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Stale Senate Or emocrats Kane Daily Temperature Reading 6 A. M. 26 Noon 52 KANE The year around resort GATEWAY TO THE , ALLEGHENY NATIONAL f VOL. XLV, NO. 92 KANE, PA KANE, PA., TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1939 THREE CENTS A COPY The kep BLICAM f h J a MeNay Agaomi ds Ckosen G Lead The IKepiiaykans . By GEORGE R. HOLfllES 1 International News Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jan. ' 3 (INS) Banging gavels on the. stroke of noon sent the new 76th congress on its legislative way today with the militant and newly hopeful Republicans wooing the conservative Democrats. Senate Republicans re - elected Senator Charles McNaryJHR EATEN NEW of Oregon, as minority leader, shortly belore the session began, and McNary promptly made an oblique approach to the Democratic conservatives by offering to "cooperate" in the matter of reducing federal expenditures. "The unbroken voice of the (Re - i publican) conference," he said "was that we will cooperate with any group in an effort to decrease 1 government expenditures, without : aoing injustice to those in distress or in need of relief." 'ihe galleries were packed, al - j though the opening exercises today i were largely periunctory, being ae - j voted mostly to the routine of swearing in new members of the senate and house, and appointing j committees to notify the president i that , congress is assembled and j ready to receive communications I from him. j iioih cnambers presented a sea of new faces, the fruit of last Nov - j turners eieciioiis, wmcn lor me iiist time in six yeais went heav - 1 uy against the INew Deal, 'mere ! were n new senators, eight rte - puolicans and live Democrats, in i me nouse there were almost luu new members, mostly KepuDiicans. new senators taking me oatn were: Republicans, riaiDour 01 iNew Jersey, JJananer of Connecticut, Gurney of boutn Dakota, run - man oi Oregon, need of Kansas, lait of Onio, 'iobey oi New iiump - snnl, anu Wiley of Wisconsin; Democrats, Mead of New iorK, biewart of 'iennessee, ciark 01 Idaho, Downey of California, anu Lucas of Illinois. A score oi otner senators, re - elected in Novemoer, also ttk the oath, which was au - minislered in groups of four. ihree "senators" nad tneir credentials presented, but aid not take the oath, 'jthey never serveu, having been appointed to fill unex - puea terms in the 75tn Congress, wnich am not meet alter their appointment, 'ihese were Alexanaer u. carry of Oregon, Gladys yie of South Dakota ,and ihomas M. KJiorke of California. 1 he usual boisterous, noisy house was itsclt. Members old and new strolled about the chamber, shaking hands, gossiping, while a battery of motion picture cameras in the galleries recorded (he scene lor posterity. , Old members craned (heir necks upward at a new - iangled contraption, suspended from the center of the chamber ceiling a new loud speaker system installed during the recess, and designed to remedy the notoriously bad acoustics of tne sprawling house. The senate was called to order - by Vice President Gainer; the house by its clerk, South Trimble. Speaker William B. Bankhead was ineligible to perform the opening ceremony because, technically, he was not speaker, but just another congressman. His election was taken care of a little later, after the Republicans had gone through the motion of nominating their new house leader, Rep. Joe Martin of Massachusetts, for the speakership. tThis was all according to the ritual, although the nominating speeches and the long roll calls dragged out the proceedings. The senate, somewhat more sedate than the boisterous house, nevertheless presented a scene of animation and gayety. There was much handshaking and back - slapping. The "purgees" who weathered the test of President Roosevelt's (Continued on page eight) Weather Forecast Cloudy tonight and Wednesday with intermittent light rain in Houth portion and rain or snow in the north portion Wednesday, blightly warmer tonight SUN AND MOON Sun rises tomorrow at 7:25 a. m. Sun sets today at 4:45 p. m. .. Moon sets tomorrow at 4:44 a.m. JANUARY STATISTICS Temperature Max. Mln. Precipitation In Inches 1. 30 2. 38 18 30 TWENTY - NINE BILLS A MINUTE IN THE HOUSE WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. UNS The 76th Congress got off to a bang - up start toward breaking the 10,000 - bill record of its predecessor when 148 measures were tossed into the House hopper in the first five minutes of the opening session today. One member, Rep. Bland (D) Virginia, alone accounted for 22 of them. As chairman of the committee on merchant marine and fisheries, his bills mainly concerned coast guard and fishery activities. Of the first 148, the subjects ranged from proposals for construction of a pecan experimental station "at or near the city of Orangeburg, S. C," to grandoise schemes for old, .age pensions. As usual, bills calling for the erection of postoffices dominated. There were nine of them. FRANCO'S POLICE HOLDING BRITISH DIPLOMAT AND WIPE LONDON. Jan. 3 (INS The British government moved swiftly today to aid a British consular agent and his wife seized by Spanish insurgent, military police investigating alleged espionage activities. Through its agent at Burgos, Insurgent capital, the government demanded immediate access to the arrested man, Ernest Golding, for 10 years a staff member of the British Consulate at San Sebastian, and an investigation of the charges on which he and his wife are held. The British foreign office, headed by Viscount Halifax, ordered an urgent inquiry into the case. Reports from Burgos said the couple were taken into custody In connection with Generalissimo Francisco Franco's investigation of suspected anti - Fascifjt agents. The insurgent probe into espionage .activities began following recent discovery In a British Consular bag of a package containing advance secret plans for the Insurgent offensive now under way on the Catalonian front. wnen inese secret plans were discovered they were found in a diplomatic pouch Deing carried acros the Franco - Spanish border by Harold Goodman, a British Vice - Consul at San Sebastian. Goodman, however, was not arrested. An official Investigation of that incident was ordered immediately and the results will be reported shortly to Insuigent authorities. Whitehall authorities indicated they expected a communication on the subject shortly from Franco. Pre Inventory Clearance Sale. Coats, dresses and accessories at deep cut prices. Himan J. Cohn. . ad. President to Recommend the Strengthening of Outer Defenses By ROBERT G. NIXON , International News Service Staff Correspondent Copyright 1939 WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 1NS President Roosevelt will recommend to congress a plan for major strengthening of America's outer defenses as one of the vital phases of his huge new national defense program. This important phase of the new defense strategy, which has been virtually overlooked in the excite ment of the 'anticipated expansion A FIGHTING hit IN CONGRESS Republicans a n d Dissident Democrats DEAL POLICIES By GEORGK R. HOLMES International News Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 INS A new congress, the 76th, replete with resurgent Republicans and dissident Democrats, convened today for a run of many months. ! For the first time since 1932, the Republicans have a militant, fighting minority. By combining with the conservative Democrats who have no love for the New Deal and there are a number of them they may be able to checkmate the Roosevelt administration at many points, The huge, cumbersome New Deali majorities Of Other years are a , thing of the past. The New Deal's honeymoon is ended. Henceforth, the administration is going to have to fight to attain its objectives, instead of simply commanding. In the house, there are 169 Republicans instead of the 88 that made the - futile minority of the 75th congress. There are 262 Democrats. - In the senate; Vthere are 23 Republicans instead of the 15 of last session. On the bare figures, the Democrats still dominate both houses, but the figures do not tell the whole story. In those Democratic majorities are many Democrats, njostly from the south, who have little time for, or sympathy with, the New Deal's experimentation in the field of economic and social legislation. It will be up to the Democratic leadership, Stnator Barkley of Kentucky, and Rep. Sam Rayburn of Texas, to hold the Democratic' majority together. Behind them, as a backseat driver, sits Vice President John Nance Garner, who person (Continued on page two) AS LEADER OF SENATE HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 INS Ellwood J. Turner, veteran Delaware Republican, today was slated to become the new speaker of the house of representativs following his selection at a Republican house caucus. He will succeed Roy E. Furman, Greene county Democrat. Other Republican approvals, tentative to election due to Republican control of the house, included: Floor Leader Robert E. Wood - side, Jr., Dauphin. Chief Clerk William Ward. Jr.. Delaware, now Mayor of Chester and a former house member. Director of the legislative reference bureau Robert Frey, York, former assistant director of the bureau. Resident Clerk William P. Roan, Luzerne county, former house member. The Republican caucus voted to re - create this position after the Democrats abolished it and combined its duties with those of chief clerk. Parliamentarian S. Edward Moore, Camp Hill, Incumbent. The Republican caucus took no action on appointment of a whip. Democratic house members se - (Contlnued on page eight) of the army and navy air forces to 13.C0O planes, was expected today to Include construction of at least five giant key air bases. The air bases, from which the expanded air force will operate, will be located in three far - flung areas which are now relatively weak links in the chain being forged for defense of the Western Hemisphere. One of the key areas is the Caribbean sea, now virtually undefended from the air, and the vital out - iContlnued on page slxj, Progressives emttnr nnriro W 'Mnrri cff f l':!l!SllPllllli M$&KIQw . t . - w pppiisir jaaaaMiays&&Sf - jstwwaffciiwr nnarHia of Now Ynrlf rnnfpr in Washinonn n th Mnm nrnn.;s,. should take if New Dealers fail to control the Democratic party in the next national convention. Man is Blown 50 Feet, Hurt Only Slightly Hurled 50 feet and splattered with flaming oil from a tank which exploded as he was climbing atop it, Cletus Carlson, 41, Kanesholm oil lease pumper today was recovering from minor bruises and burns which did not require attention of a physician. Carlson, pumper on the Andrews, Gibson and Wann lease, at Kanesholm, had run off most of the oil from a 100 barrel metal tank and when he returned to take the remainder, approximately 10 barrels, found a lead line had been frozen. He built a fire to thaw out the line and then continued his rounds of the lease. When he returned, he was climbing to the top of the tank to see if the line was thawed when the explosion occurred. As the tank burst, Carlson was hurled through the air and only a few drops of the flaming oil touched him. He was able to return home and receive treatment and apparently was all right today. The tank and its contents were destroyed by the explosion. MILITANT MINORITY IN HOUSE PROMISED WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. (INS) A militant, constructive Renuolican minority in the house was pledged Squadron commander heading the by members today after Rep. Jo - state police investigation, said that seph W. Martin, Jr., of Massachus - j the sawmill theory had been "al - etts was chosen party leader by ac - most eliminated," though a detail clamation ; woul(' continue to check in the Urging the 169 House Republicans' vicinity. Meanwhile, only remain - to work in harmony and to pro - lnS clues meagre ones at that pose a constructive program rather were two burlap bags in which ih.n in h moro nhnx - iinnists ' the. body was found, a length 01 Martin told them that a heavy responsibility rests on them in this session. Martin was given the unanimous vote of the conference after Rep. James Wadworth of New York, who had been a candidate for leader, withdrew and seconded Martin's nomination. The 54 - year - old newspaper publisher was nominated for the post by Rep. Treadway of Massachusetts. Although, the Republicans nre heavily out - numbered by Democrats, the gains registered in the November election put them In a position to halt extreme experi mental legislation Having more than one - third of i the membership, the Republicans can halt passage of measures under suspension of the rules, which re - jin quires a two - thirds vote. Many far - ( reaching New Deal measures were; adopted by this method In past congresses. B. P. O. Elks rojfulur meeting Thursday, January 5. Important business. ad l - 3 - 2t Special first of year reduction on all shoes. Mt. City Booterle. 1 - 3 - 3 U Discuss Plans VoKraeV. mt,A th t - - 1URDER CASE HAVE KINGSTON, Pa., Jan. 3. INS State police were starting from "scratch." today in their search for the fiendish sex - slayer of 19 - year - old Margaret Martin, Kingston stenographer. Chief clues upon which state police had based their conclusions vanished into thin air as these three important leaders were erased: 1. Ashes recovered from a Fork - ston sawmill boiler, 12 miles from Keelersburg Creek where the body was found trussed in burlap bags, were found after analysis by a Wilkes - Barre chemist - to contain only waste material. Police had been confident that the ashes would disclose particles of clothing worn by Miss Martin, along with metal particles believed to be a dress ornament. 2. Location of the owner of a car seen parked at a mountain cabin the night of the murder failed to reveal additional information, as a satisfactory explanation of his movements was given to police. 3. Check of a statement attributed a Kingston man, that "I'm going to make a date with that Martin girl or break my neck in the attempt" alsd proved fruitless. Major William Clark, Third sash cord which bound the body, and a man's silk scarf. None had identifying marks. , WILL POSTPONE TRIAL OF ALLEGED SMUGGLER NEW YORK, Jan. 3 INS Albert N. Chaperau, confidant of Hollywood notables, today faced trial on smuggling charges that al so have involved radio and screen comedian George Burns and Mrs. Elma N. Lauer, wife of a New York Supreme Court justice. Chaoerau's counsel announced the federal prosecutor has agreed to consent to a postponement of (he proceedings. The defendant is jail In default of $20,000 bail, Both Burns, who admitted pur - chasing smuggled jewelry from Chaperau, and Mrs. Lauer, who pleaded guilty to an indictment charging her with smuggling finery valued at $1,800 into the United States, may be witnesses against Chaperau. Federal authorities claim Chaperau brought articles into this country whiie posing as an attache of the Nicaraguan government, a position that relieved him of hav - ln8 nls baggage examined. Du gift jjnl Totals PROBLEM IS 1ST ACUTE T I. C. C. Looks for Government Solution 31 OF ROADS IN BANKRUPTCY WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. INS The Interstate Commerce Commission bluntly told congress today that during the past year the "railroad problem" has become increasingly acute and that there are insistent demands that the government do something to "solve it." "All manner of remedies for rail road ills have been suggested," the commission said in its 52nd annual report. "Many of them may be classed as nostrums, but others are worthy of attention. The trouble with most of them is that they are the product of limited information and a certain predisposition of. opinion." Without making any specific re - i commendations of its own, the com - i mission pointed out "the thought; has been fathered by the railroads' and is accepted by many investors that regulation has been carried , beyond proper bounds. "The chief complaint is that we' have not allowed sufficient freedom in increasing rates, but there is also complaint that we have unduly hampered the managements in other respects with all manner of restrictions and requirements and by ponderous and slow procedure. It is for others to pass Judgment upon these complaints." The commission said that at the present time, railroad companies operating about 31 per cent of the nation's total mileage are in bankruptcy and receivership. A considerable number have been saved from bankruptcy for the time only by government loans. "Less than a million persons are now employed," the commission (Continued on page eight) CLEVELAND P.O. S1!B - DF CLEVELAND, Jan. 3. Theft of $25,000 in currency and stamps from the vault of a postal sub - statlon in Cleveland, was re vealed today. The safe crackers operated some - ' aSain and again, "are indissolubly time between Saturday night and united." this morning, when the theft was Amid scenes of spectacular mili - discovered by Fred Ohlrich, spe - ,flry pomp, Premier Daladier ar - cial registry and C. O. D. clerk, rived at the powerful naval base of who opened the station. j Bizerte today to stpge one of the The cracksmen pierced a .TS - inch ?eatest empire, shows ,in Fre,nch. brick and steel vault wall in order Th1,s !ory as a rm warning against to get their loot, rifling five steel cabinets containing stamps and cash and a sack of registered mail. FAILING EYESIGHT CAUSES DUBOIS MAN TO SUICIDE DUBOIS, Pa., Jan. 3. INS Failing eyesight was blamed today for the suicide of Terry W. Johnston, DuBois business man. Police said he shot himself in the head last night with a shotgun. Clearance sale now In progress. Prices drastically reduced at Aron - son's Dress Shoppe. ad 12 - 30 - tf Dies Committee Report Takes A Slap at Perkins and Labor Dept By ROBERT HUMPHREYS International News Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. The Dies house committee today deliv ered to congress a 40,000 - word report on un - American activities containing a broad indictment of Nazi, Fascist and Communist agitation, severe censure of the administration's policy oh aliens, and a request that the investigation be continued another two years. The report bluntly linked the parent governments of the three KsLolDinig HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 (INS) An organization fight in the senate today accompanied the opening of Pennsylvania's general assembly. Organization of the House of Representatives began promptly at noon in accordance with long - established custom. , House members, seated at flower - laden desks, were called to order by Chief Clerk Thomas J. Callahan, and Rep. William E. Habbyshaw, Dauphin, presented a resolution asking Judge Frank B. Wickersham to administer the oath to mem bers. EVERYONE IN PENNA. CAN FLY SAFELY BUT GOV. EARLE HARRISBURG, Jan. 3. tfNS Pennsylvania's state - owned planes and personnel today held a four - year record for safety which Gov. George H. Earle term ed "amazing." He revealed that 728,000 miles were flown in that period. "It's a most marvelous safety record ; show me an auto or train record to beat it," the governor challenged. Earle declared that state - owned planes were damaged on only "three occasions," to the extent of $8,000. "Pennsylvania is the first aviation state," he said. "Pennsylvania owns eight planes and boasts 11? airports, scattered over 45,000 square miles." By KENETH T. DOWNS International News Service Staff Correspondent (Copyright 1939) TUNIS, Tunisia, Jan. 3. Pledges of "indissoluble unity" between France and Tunisia were exchanged today when Premier Edouard Daladier arrived here in the micist of a military and naval display designed to impress Italy with the armtU might of the third republic and its dependencies. From the moment he stepped ashore from the cruiser Foch at the great naval base of Bizerte until he reached the Bey of Tunis' imposing Bardo Palace in this ancient city only a few miles trom the ruins of cartiTage, one con - stant refrain was on the premier's lips: "France and Tunisia," he said Italian demonstrations for French colonial territory. Daladier's arrival on his tour of "solidarity" which Italy already has branded a "provocative gesture" marked the first visit of any French premier to Tunisia. He immediately plunged into a series of naval and military reviews and ceremonies which will - serve stern notice on Fascist Italy that France will fight before yielding territory to Premier Mussolini. The French premier disembarked from the cruiser Foch at 8:20 a. m. At the quayside he was greeted by Arab music and a tumultuous welcome from thousands of Tunisians. A squadron of seaplanes soared (Continued on page eight) ideologies, Germany, Italy and Soviet Russia, with the Nazi, Fascist and Communist movements In this country, and in the case of the first two nations, charged that their American consulates have served as "clearing houses" for the direction of subversive activities in the United States. But the committee did not reserve all the blame for foreign governments. It indirectly took a slap at the CIO for furnishing the Communists "an opportunity (Continued on page six). FRANCE AND TUNISIA RENEW PLEDGES DE INDISSOLUBLE UNITY off the As the roll call of members was read, 201 of the 208 representatives answered "present." The house promptly proceeded with the election of a speaker. Rep. Ellwood J. Turner, veteran Delaware Republican, was elected speaker of the house of representativs bj a vote of 128 - 79. Immediately following the announcement of the vote, retiring speaker Roy F. Furman, Greene county Democrat, moved that the vote be made unanimous. Furman was Turner's opponent for the speakership. Meanwhile organization of the senate was delayed while Democrats caucused in a belated ef. fort to clarify Supreme Court rulings which blocked two Democratic senators from taking their seats. Lt. - Gov. Thomas Kennedy refused to recognize a Supreme Court order barring Sen. - Elect Herbert S. Levin, Philadelphia Democrat, from taking his seat. - . Consistently denying Republican attempts to force him to take official cognizance of the court's ruling, Kennedy, presiding officer of the senate, declared. "This is a coordinate branch of the government. A court injunction has been made against this body. The senate has the right to pass upon the qualifications of its own members. Nothing else is ger mane." Kennedy's action came as he ordered the official returns of the contested Levin election be read. Levin defeated Samuel W. Saius, veteran Republican legislator, by 47 votes in the ovember 8 election. Vigorous protests by Sen. G. Mason Owlett, Tioga, Republican floor leader, were ignored by Kennedy as he instructed the senate's ser - gant - at - arms to obtain official returns from the state elections bureau. Apparently leading the fight to force a vote on Levin's seating was Sen. Harry Shapiro, Democratic floor leader. Three Democratic senators, including Dr. P. J. Henney, Allegheny county coroner, who resigned as senator when the Supreme Court ruled that he could not hold both positions, were absent. The others were W. J. En roe, Lawrence, and J. P. Dando, Schuylkill. Buttressing Kennedy's action, Attorney General Guy K Bard, in an opinion sought by Levin and read before the upper chamber, held that Levin could be seated "if the senate is willing." "The senate is the sole judge of the qualification of its .members," Bard said. 'The supreme court has previously ruled to that effect" Bard declared that Levin has "actually" been a member of the senate since the Philadelphia election board certified his election on December 1, 1938. The Controversy HARRISBURG, Jan. 3. NS ' Pennsylvania legislators met today for the opening of their regular biennial session In an atmosphere (Continued on page eight) Late Bulletins LEVIN TAKES SEAT HARRISBURG, Jan. 3. (INS) With only 23 hold - over senators permitted to vote, the senate today allowed Scn. - elect Herbert S. Levin, Philadelphia Democrat, to take his Meat. The vote was 14 - 4). Ruled out of the voting - by Lt. - Gov. Thomas Kennedy were the 25 senators elected at the November 8 elections. Kennedy in making; his ruling decreed that "the senate at this moment Is composed of 25 senators and they are the only ones who can vote, The upper chamber had not yet organized and Kennedy's action preceded a wave of Republican opposition as Levin look the oath of office. WAGNER HAS HEALTH BILL WASHINGTON, Jan. S (INS) Establishment of a national system (Continued on page eighty i L

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