The Daily Times-News from Burlington, North Carolina on June 28, 1939 · Page 6
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Burlington, North Carolina
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Wednesday, June 28, 1939
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P&t - tly cloudy Thursday with tered thundersbowcrs. Si THE DAIIY TIMES - NE WS Eurlmgion The Hosiery Mill Center of tt South; With Numerous Other Progressive, Diversified Indus - YOL. 55 NO. 103 BURLINGTON, N. C, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1939 FULL NEA SERVICE PRICE FIVE CENTS House Dems Keep Compromise Path Open For F. D. R. Determined Administration Leaders Rebuff G, O. P. At tempt to Clinch Senate's Drastic Curtailment or rres - ident's Devaluation Powers; F. D. Roundly Criticizes Senate Action. ANGLO - JAP NEGOTIATIONS TO START AT ONCE Conferences To Be Held In Tokyo On Tientsin Blockade Washington, June 28 (AP) Administration leaders beat down Republican opposition' in the house today to keep the way open for a possible compromise of the senate's drastic curtailment of President Roosevelt's monetary powers. The tally was announced as 209 w J.CU. Rallying overwhelming Demo cratic support, they won a vote to! send to a conference with the sen - ! ate conflicting versions of a bill to extend those powers beyond the Friday midnight expiration date. The house previously had approved continuance of ail of them. The senate, however, rewrote the house measure to provide extension of the $2,003,000,000 stabilization fund but to end Hie p - esidenc's power to devalue the dollar further and to buy foreign silver. It also voted to fix the treasury price for domestic - ally - mined silver at T7.57 cents an ounce, Three - Way Task The principal task before the conference committee, therefore, will be to decide whether the senate, house or a. compromise version of dollar devaluation authority shall prevail. Shortly before the vote on sending the measure to conference, the leadership knocked down, 216 to 184. a Republican move, to win im mediate house concurrence with i Memphis reported a man identified the senate limitations. as Dr. Smith purchased two tickets ' Republicans strongly opposed the early Monday at Memphis for De - move to send the measure to con - troit. Smith was accompanied by his ference, their strategy being to de - jwife when he f;ed Baton Rouge lay action on it so that all the Sunday night. LOUISIANA INERB REJECTS AFL'S CHARGES TURMOIL OVER PROBE SERIES LSU Head Missing With $500,000 Now Said Embezzled. PWA, WPATO BE PROBED ALSO Baton Rouge, La., June 28. yP) A spreading series of investigations centered on Louisiana State university keDt this state in tur moil today while police of the na tion hunted the schools lorrner nresident. who is accused of is suing invalid notes totaling half a million dollars. As the new governor, Earl K. Long, promised a complete investigation of LSU" and other state in - sf.i rut - inns, police lost the trail of the missing university head, Dr. James Monroe Smith, at Memphis, Tenn. Today the search for Smith centered in the Detroit area, after an Illinois Central ticket agent at president's monetary powers would expire with the end of the present fiscal year at midnight Friday. Rep. Fish (R - NY) said that the policy ot buying foreign silver - "wand - waving," crystal - gassing" policies of the New Deal. "W eare throwing American dollars down the sewer to buy foreign silver," Fish shouted to a crowded chamber. "I don't think there's a member of congress who approves the policy." He urged the house to reject a conference with the senate the confiicting mea sores each chamber already has passed. But Chairman Sabath (D - I1I) of the house rules commitee, remarking that the original house measure "has been emasculated" in the senate, pleaded with the members to send it to conference so that the house decisions to continue for I:wd years the president s power to devalue the dollar and to continue foreign silver purchases could "become the Jaw of the land." Back To Wall Street? Sabath caleld attention to President Roosevelt's statement yesterday that the sente crion in ending his fievluation powers would turn the control of money oyer to Wall Street and international speculators. ocrats. Republicans or Independents we can not conceive tnat tne president has acted other than prudently and wisely." Sabath said. "To tafc ewaav this power would bs injurious to America and to the best interests of the nation, conceded even bv the arch i of the president that the American dollar demands a premium all through me wona. wnat nas been accompiished should no t be de - stroved." Meanwhile, Senator Fittman (D - Nev.), usually an administration simp.u - ti. - r. took issue with president's remarks on the senate's vote to fix the government price for domestic silver at, run cents an ounce. Pittman said in a statement that he had "voted for appropriations for billions ol dollars to make Ios ing loans and pay bonuses - to the producers oi certain exporting ricultural nroducts that did benefit my state, because I believed that it was the president's policy to raise and stabilize (fix) the price of such products to the producer. "The government does not Day the silver producer any bonus. In fact, tne silver producer pays tne govenment a bonus x x x the government now takes half of the silver, and coins the other half for the producer, giving him standard silver aouars ior it, or suver certificate - Tr,t - covemn - u - ni, oicdii; itself with the silver it so receives ac $1.29 an ounce because it can issue such silver in the form of currency and pay its debts with it at such price. F. D. Criticizes Action The senate action in striking out much of the monetary bill was : criticized roundly yesterday Dy President Rsevelt. talking with reporters at Hyde Park, N. Y. Failure to renew his power to devalue, the dollar, he said, would place control over money once more In the hands of Wall Street and international speculators. It also would undermine national defense, he continued, through weakening of the United States' position in foreign trade. The nresident oointed out that fo rfive and a half years he had. held the right to devalue tne not - (Continued On Pane 7) Thorough Probe Ahead The grand jury here, under the guidance of Attorney General David M. Ellison, settled down to a leans for an inquiry "Into alleged WPA irregularities in the state and the PWA began a. check - up of its own. Observers, meanwhile, anticipated a fight between three large banks and the state administrationor the university to deter - rr - ine who should stand the loss of the $500,000 which Ellison said Dr. Smith obtained. The attorney general said that Smith had obtained $300,000 from I one New Orleans bank, $100,000 1 from another hi the same city, and $100,000 from a Baton Rouge bank. I Ellison said the banks would , have to stand the loss because the notes were accepted by the banks without the authority of the state i bond and tax board as required by. Galento's Auto Hit By Another Orange, N. J., June. 28 ) A car in whleh Tony Galento, heavyweight boxing challenger, was riding from New York tc New Jersey was in slight accident today, but the Orange bartender escaped injury. John Burke, one of Galento's handlers, said the left front fender of the car in which Galenic was riding was clipped by another at a street intersection In New York City. Tar Heel Hits 32 1 - 2 Cents Hour Minimum Lewis Urges Wage - Hour Minimum ot 25 Cents to Stand. ANDREWS RULES IN UNION FAVOR Atlanta, June 28 (AP) A spokesman for the Southern industry asked Wage - ; Hour Administrator Elmer F. Andrews today to reject the 32 1 - 2 cents an hour wage minimum recommended by a majority of the textile indus try committee. Testifying at a public hearing be - Charles Fahy, General Counsel, Says Favoritism Charges 'Baseless' and 'Unsupportable,' Washington, June 28. (P) Charles Fahy, general counsel of the labor relations board, told the house labor committee todav that all the criticism heaped on the" tore Andrews, t. iJ. Bewis ot Dui - board by the AFL was "without a shadow of substance. In vigorous language, Fahy sug gested the committee reject as baseless and unsupportabie federal comDlaints that the board used its powers under the Wagner act "to the detriment of the AFL because of some imaginary pro - CIO bias." The committee is considering amendments to the act. proposed by the AFL and others in an effort to lessen discretionary powers of tne board. Fahy took up item by item the testimony ot John p. Frey, president of the AFL metal trades department, "With reference to Prey's statements that much of the op position to proposed Wagner l?.w. Tusisrinp, the transaction was le gal, however, Oliver G. Lucas, president of the New Orleans Na tional ti&nK oi commerce, saia: "(His.) bank holds a note of the Louisiana State university x x x for $30a,000. This represents a loan made to the university on tne authority of duly adopted and certi fied resolution by its board of supervisors. We regard this loan as a valid and binding obligation on the university." Censorship Rears Its Head Meanwhile a representative of the New Orleans Times - Picayune, attempting to see the board's books, was reminded by Supervisor of Public Accounts Prank S. Shattuck that under state law rec ords of the board "to further protect the faith and credit of the (Continued On Page T amendments from AFL unions was "stimulated" by agents of the board, Fahy said NLRB representatives Frey named had flatly denied that tney nave ever attempted to ex - sreise any pressure or imvrouer influence upon. AFL unions to op pose amendments." He added: i do not say that the board's field representatives have never discussed proposed amendments to tne act witn unions. I do not see how our agents could be expected to refrain from such dis cussion. But T do say that there is no proof, and no evidence has ueeu called to the boards attention, that its agents have ever 'in spired' or 'stimulated' AFL .unions to express tnemseives u tibn to the amendments. Meanwhne. at the other end of the capitol, Senator Eilender CD - cauetl some Ot tne labor board's attorneys "unstarts" who suouia do dismissed.. made his comment during testimony of a witness before the senate labor committee, Martin Jieuey of ChiL'iiL'o, hoard representatives of coercing employers. "To be frank," Eilender ooserv - 1, "we've had a lot of conmlaints of this sort. Some of these up starts young lawyers who flon'i know what it's ail about some times they act hastily. I believe tne board ought to weed them out. Gallantry Begins At Home Chamberlain Announces 'There Is Reason to Hope' That 'Intolerable Insults' Are to End As Confab to Settle Differences Between Two Nations Spurred. STIFF DEMANDS Prime Minister Chamberlain I announced today that nego - PflMTNn Tlf TTIF j tiations would start immed - 1UlYllllU ill iilJj!iatey in Tokyo :ito effect a settlement of various condi - ham, N. C, president of the Amer ican cotton Aianuiacturers asso ciation, said the Southern mills agreed with the alins of thi: hour law but felt that conditions in the industry demanded caution. Favors Present Workings Lewis suggested that the present general wage minimum of 25 cents! an hour, which automatically win be increased to 30 cents on October 24, be tried out before "attempting to establish a more drastic change." "Much liberal legislation, possibly including the NRA, has been wrecked by attempting too much in too short a time," the textile spokesman told Administrator Andrews. "In ialrness to the industry !,., 4 itit' . - n,i - ci - nri i Carrying - Ids international gallantry into the domestic field. Prime Min - on the side of a more cautious ap - 'slcr Neville iwambenain stoops lo pit up a rose dropped by a girl proach, and earnestly re i ,ul t"",u"" France Asks Nazis To Free Quartet Caught On Island Montbeliard, France, June 2S (fl') French authorities disclosed today that four young Frenchmen missing since Sunday had been arrested by German customs officials while canoeing down the Rhine. Immediate release of the four was requested. French sources said the foui were arrested when thev stoooed to rest on an island near Kemps cr. i, on which narnea wire en - Lanslemt - nts had been placed as oart of Germany's Siegfried line of . laeienses. Churchill Seconds Fear That Grave Crisis Impends London. June 28 (JF) Winston ; Churchill, Britain's World Wjar first ic - rd ot tne admiralty, seconded today the fears of French Premier Daladier, who sent France's parliament home yesterday with fore bodings lor Europe s peace. Churchill, hi a luncheon address to the City Carlton club, said he did not regard war as inevitable but declared: If one were to consider oxulv tile - German preparations, the tone of their government - controlled press and the speeches of nneir party leaders there could be iio con - would happen and happen quite soon. T must consider I " think we must all of us consider July, August and September as months Europe in wmch tension will become most severe. "In Entire Accord" "I am in entire accord with the French prime minister that we ar - in a period oi danger more acute and more ladon with ugly facts than anv which vis have even known in the hard, disturbed period throueh which we have lived our lives." Churchill said the present situa tion was similar to that of last Septerrtbor (the Munich crisis) "But with this difference this very important differencethat Mils year no means of retreat are open." After referrim? to Eritam's guar antee to Poland (to help defend Polish independence he said .that 'AH preparations are apparently beinn: made bv Nazis to force Po land to yield to their demands and Poland does not yield ail prep arations are being made night and day, hour by hour, to attack her with very large lorces ootn irom the west and from the south." "I was not deceived last year. Churchill said, "and I want you not to be deceived this year. The forces of accression are actuary garnered," Churchill said that "a state of extreme vigilance has been Instituted for our. defense forces" and declared Britain was ready if the signal should be given. Depends On One Man "Whether it will be riven or not." he said: "deDends of the mood. temperament and decision of a single man who raised himself from an obscure position to a summit from which he could perhaps I say perhaps let loose on the greater part of mankind an immeasurable catastrophe and tribulations. "I wish I could convince Hen - Hitler that the British nation and surely also the British empire have reached the limit of their patience. We have receded and acquiesced time after time in breaches of solemn promises and treaties. "Herr Hitler would mane a profound mistake if he persuaded himself that all these retreats were merely the result of cowardice and degeneracy ... If there Is any act of Nazi violence which lead; to actual war wc shall not in this country seek to stand aside." you disapprove the recommenda tion nd reler the matter back K the committee." Before Lewis testified. Adminis trator Andrews ruled the CIO and A F of L textile union would not bs ymuiri'd h i u'. - i - am - . - niJl'V information setting out the number and uisiriDuuon uy laLaies 01 dues - paying members and establishments whtcn which they nave contracts. Replying to a request by Tyre Taylir, attorney for the American Cotton Manufacturers association, that union omcinis be subooenaed to produce that data, Andrews held nt was not relevant or material to the proceedings before him. Taylor also had asked informa tion from the union as to wage dirterentiais between JNortn ana South, if any, as yet out in their contracts with employers. Andrews nc - lci lniorm - uion mi mi: t: rel evant and indicated he might order it produced "provided such docu ments are not privileged irom pro - wlin nrv.isprl 'O - Ucuon on recognized grounds. accused, R , ,,.,.. ..rn.i,.fiite He said Taylor's request in its present lorm was broad and indefinite" and asked that a more particularized petition be filed. Both Taylor and Gordon McKel - vcy of Nashville, Tenn., attorney for small Southern mills, entpred obiiv! :nn:, iia:: rx - v.' to Cie ministrators' orders, indicating court action might be taken should the administrator approve thi minimum wage recommendation. .Lewis explained that his association represented approximiueh - St per cent of the mill spindles in the soutn ano mat yt i - 4 per cent o; those heard from opposed' the pro posed wage order. itimated tne Fenera! 25 cents an hour wage minimum which wentj int oeflect last October had raised j the hourly wages of 31,000 textile workers and tne .ju - cent minimum effective next October would boost the pay of 70.0DO workers, 68,000 of them In the South. "The task of achieving this read - : justment and assuming this burden, in the light of present and predictable market conditions," he said, "will be no small achievement, and the industry shoulo be (riven an on - portunity to adjust itself to the I nuroen oeiore greater ones an placed upon it, Six - Year Climb "In this connection, we wish t( emohasize that coneress has al lowed six years In which to make the transition from 30 to 40 cents (to tne general wate minimum for an industries! Lewis argued that a hithr - r hour ly wage might not in the &st analysis produce a larger income, since employment aiso is a deter mining i actor. Jie reierrea to tne oroad national program government had annlied to the South 's chief cash crop, cotton, con tinuing: in this regard, tne South knows that despite the high purposes o program, objectives witn which we are in agreement, a major part ci our foreign market has Been lost, perhaps permanently; warehouses are bursting with cotton and it has been estimated that approximately 1,009,000 men have been displaced in the production of this great staple.' earner, witnesses rem en ms labor unions had told Administrator Andrews the industry could stand the proposed 32 . 1 - 2 cents minimum, perhaps an ever, higher one, without danger to it or any substantial displacement of work - bewls cmncrenn, savini: that in the ten year period 1926 - 35, the industry had experienced onty four profitable years '27, '28, '29, and '33 and the present outlook was uncertain. Among the causes for concern he listed a shift of the Industry at j home from an expanding to a contracting one; increase in foreign j SILENT SCREEN STAR IS SLAIN Arrest of Margaret Campbell's Son ASKed - Oy Hollywood route Alter Her' Hammer Murder. Hollywood, June 28 lP) a P lice teletype broadcast ordered the arrest today of Campbell Mnc - Donald, 23, whose mother, Mar garet Campbell, silent screen actress, was killed in what appeared to be Hollywood's second hammer slaying within a week. Mrs. Campbell, 5G. dead 24 hours or tno:e w;i.i iouiul ikU; vc - aermtv lying half nude across a bed. Near her head was a biood - stained claw hammer. Beside the body were a religious tract and a police wnistie. Arrest of her son, a former WPA crossing watchman, was sourht as police chemists checked finger prints ana wisps oi nair iouno m The dead woman, secretary of the spiritual assembly oi tne nanaj rrrrn.m cr.?c'nnrri r:::c;v!m; urientai pniiosopny, was m moving pictures in the early twenties. In 1924 she married Josef Swlck - ard, an actor. PuUCf .still are lme:,l)i?atl!ie tin - death of Robert M - Byrne, middle - aged dog fancier, whose body was ih. - covereci m .in :nnrtmr - r:t Friday. A hammer, with which oiiiccrs said he probably hau killed, also was near his body. OUTCH BOOST DKFENSES. The Hasue, June 23. (VP) The Netherlands government introduced today a supplementary defense bud - ;et oi 33.000.000 guilders (S1T,4!D, - W). raisinfir the estimated total ili. - ii. - ii ex;jtjin',,tu; - e :ur 1339 to 380,000,000 guilders $210,400,000). (Continued On Page 7) TEMPERATURES for the LAST 24 HOURS tonight and Thursday with a few scattered thundersliowers in inter - i ior lliis afternoon and Thursday anemoon. TEMPERATURES Charlotte, June 28. - APi Offi cial weather bureau records of the temperature ano latnlall for 24hours ending at 7:30 a, tne. nti noma) cottou crownii: areas ana eisewncre: Station H. 1 Asheville 88 Atlanta 92 Augusta . 90 Birmingham 86 Charleston 80 j Charlotte 92 : Chicago 88 Columbia 93 Denver 92 Detroit 88 Evansville 88 Galveston 86 Greensboro 8R Hatteras 78 Jacksonville 84 Key West 88 Little Rock S2 Los Angeles 76 Treasury Slashes Foreign Price On Silver Cent, Half Washington, June 28 W) The treasury cut its foreign silver price today from 40 to 38 1 - 2 cents per ounce. The second reduction in a many days following the new policy of the treasury inaugurated within 24 hours after the scnaie voted fcrbid further purchasing of for eign silver by the treasury. On Monday the foreign price iiad stood at 43 cents. By coincidence, today's price was almost exactly half of the 77.57 cents per ounce price also voter! by the senate for silver mined in this country. Although officials declined to give any formal reasons for the cuts, they indicated that they were in tended to prevent the dumping of BRITISH TALKS Virtual Surrender of British Aid to China Expected. JAPS TO DEMAND MONEY - BACKING lions relating to Tientsin." He told the house of commons that in view oi Japan's agreement to begin discussions the British government assumed that Japanese soldiers' treatment of British sub jects which ;ast week Chamber lain called "ir.toierable insults" would "Reason To Hone" "There is reason to hope fchah that will be the case." the prime Tokyo, June 28 Wi The - (minister said government unnoimsEtl for mally today that at the request of the British government it. would negotiate with Britain at Tokyo on arbitration of the two - wek - old Tientsin dispute. Britons hoped the negotiations would be limited to the Tientsin controversy, but Japanese were de termined to include me question of British support of Japanese currency. The announcement today, confirming previous unofficial assertion.? that the two powers would negotiate, said merely: "In resuonse to a British propo sal the Japanese government have decined to conduct negouauous lu Tokyo with a view of solving vari - ous 0 ties: ions relating to the present situation at Tientsin, Japanese officials concerned in Tientsin will be summoned to Tokyo ior the purpose." swilt Beginning txpccica Neither the foreisn ofiice nor the British embassy were informed as to when Ltle Tientsin representatives would arrive, but they were expected within a few days. The conferences may begin berore the week - emd. Dome! (Japanese ruws a;. - ency) reported from Tientsin that the Japanese army's minimum demands for ending their mocKaae o; ine British and French concessions in Tientsin were: 1. Joint British - Japanese control of terrorism. 2. Suppression of anti - Japanese ai - : :v;::r.'; v. : : t r . i Uie E:vt.icn. 3. Fill: cooperation on economic developments in North China. rin surrer.aer m ,uuu.uuu Chinese dollars 'currently about $5.6G4.00D) held in British banks in the concessions to the Japanese - sponsored Feiping government. This money belonged to the Chinese Nationalist government, deposited nf'ni - p liir war. Thnse nr.inl.s are to be nlaced be - iore the negotiators in Tokyo, the Domei dispatch said. Great Britain arrreeJ 1') back ihe t - nior.ev. larere amounts of forcijrn silver in J, panrH - 'ociernl this country before congress final - 1 with which Tokyo has been trying determines the future silver Yesterday when the irice drop ped from 43 to 4U cents per ounce,! was the first time since March, VXJS, thai the price had been changed, although the foreign silver price always has been maintained on a day to day basis. to drive out Chinese dollars ill North China since Inst winter, it would ge tantamount to placing the assistance of American and other foreign businessmen bdiind the new Japanese money. Outlawed Chinese Dollars (Japanese outiawed Chinese dollars on March 10 in favor of the federal reserve currerxy, although the Chinese money continued firm in Feiping trading for some time because, it was reported, two Brit ish bmuas contributed rj.uuu.uuo pounds (325,000,000) to a new cur - it:i' - v stabilization fund created by the Chinese government. American and loreign misiness - BACK FROM THE DEAD Durham, June 28. (Pi Bob Page, a son of the late Wake county Sheriff M. W. Page, who bclleveu ..;t - .ict ni ::it lub fe - m Francisco earthquake, visited rola - mm in r:nms estimated that en - tlves here and at Morrisville this I forceinent of the ban on Chinese week. I dollars add millions to Japan's war He had left m 1897 for the Klon - chest.) ke gold fields by way of Califor - Official sources exjressed the be - nia and had last been heard from by his family before the quake. ! (Continued On Page 7) Earlier the cabinet had received news of Japan's readiness to open, negotiations and had approved Chamberlain's statement to commons. This statement was similar to the communique Issued earlier in Tokyo. Chamberlain said: "I am now able to announce that as a result oi an exchange of views between his majesty's government and the Japanese government it has been agreed that conversations shall take place in Tokyo in order to eifect a settlement of various conditions relating to Tientsin." He added tjiat the talks were expected to begin at once. Supplies of perishable foodstuffs at Tientsin continued spasmodic and only a fraction of normal, he said, but the local British authorities were takL - .g steps to remedy this. The prime minister said, however, there had been no reports that any British subjects had been stripped or subjected to other indignities in the past day cr two as they had been earlier in the Japanese army's blockade of tlw British and French concessions, now in its 15th day. "Relate To Local Issues" Chamberlain said the Tokyo "conversations will relate to local issues." He was replying to a question whether they would 'cover wider demands that have been put forward by Japanese spokesmen." He did not reply when Major - rrrnpi - nl Sir Alfred W. F. KhOX. conservative, asked whether British negotiators would point out that Britain had exercised greater pa - durhic the oast fortnigiil than any other great power in history." The prime minister also was si lent when Geoffrey L. Mander, opposition libera!, asked: "Is Doctor Goebbels (German propaganda minister) correct in iaying tnat Tientsin is to oe mie POLES FIRE ON NAZI WARPLANE Meridian Miami Mpls - StP Mobile Mt. Mitchell New Orleans New York Raleigh San Antonio San Francisco Spartanburg On Anniversary Of War, Europe Races To Another London, June 28 (Pi European nations, beset bv fears of a new - conflict, grimly marked today two anniversaries or tne wona war Without a pause in :im ram tc build mightier and deadlier weapons. Twenty - five years ago today the assassination Sarajevo ot Arcii - duke Franz Ferdinand of Austria - Hungary was the spark which setj on tne worio war. The treaty which 27 nations signed exactly five years later at versames was intended to oring "lastinrt Deace." tint m a nurmca Germany that pact was proclaimed "dead on an anniversary omeny recalled by "Black Day." French Guard Unreiaxcd France's nariiament went home. adjourned yesterday by Premier Dataaier with a ttecia ration tnL France faces the greatest interna tional crisis since the end of the World war. His Desslmistic statement and his reminder that "on our frontiers there are three million men, without counting semi - military units" foreshadowed & worried summer. Brittain. harassed hv Janan's challenge oi ner interests m ine far east, pressed diplomatic et - forts to bring soviet Russia Into the British - French front. Russia herself was involved in border skirmishing cn the Mongolian Man - chnukuoan frontier. In Rome, fascist military lead ers talked of Italy's ability to win a war speedily through lightning attacks of a perfected organization and the spirit of fascism. This as tne tneme ot Armed Forces f Fascist Italy," a book published under government auspices. German Frcss Triumphant The Naa press in rtprlip em - Dhasized Chancellor - Hitler's suc cess in smashing the Versailles treaty, his voeiKiscner aeoDacn - ter asserted, "The dictate of Versailles is dead," and added: "in the consciousness of our strength and at the side of our firm friend. Italy, we carry out on this day I of remembrance never again Versailles!" The most urgent question at the moment for Britain and France was the Nazi claim to Danzig, with per cent German population but with economic control by Poland. There were fears that Hitler might order a surprise swoop on: Danzig. Some had guessed to day's anniversary had been mai'k - ed down for the day, otners put! it as August 4, tne date oi German entry into the World war. nut Britain and France sun honed Germany would keep hands off. Reports From Gdynia Tell of Inci dent; Benin uenies iriane was 'Shot Down.' Warsaw. June 28 iPj Reliable reports from Gdynia, Poland's port closed to the Free City of Danzig, said today u German military plane had been fired on by Polish coast artillery. The incident was said to have occurred Monday, not yesterday as other reports had said. (In Berlin, the air ministry de nied reoorts that any German plane had been "shot down" but rumors persisted that a German plane had been fired on near the Polish naval station oi Puck at the extreme end of the Polish corri - jdor, Pomorze.) The Gdynia sources said it was not known whether the supposed German plane, allegedly flying over prohibit territory at the northern tip of the corridor, had been hit. Polish circles here charged there had been numerous violations of Polish frontiers by German planes in recent weeks. The reition of the Hel Peninsula which juts into the Gulf of Danzig .s prohibited tor ingnc ana - oiisn artillery has been instructed "to shoot in case of any attempt by foreign military, aircrait to pass over the area. President Host rm nn A l o ll vioverriurs At Home In N.Y. write Park. N. Y.. June 28. - (iFl j Thirteen Democratic and nine Republican governors, from states as distant as Arizona and B'lorida, were President Roosevelt's luncheon guests today. At the suggestion of the president, himself a former governor oi New York, speeches and politics were barren while the state executives sat at tables under the lofty trees on the Roosevelt estate. Wives, children and other relative - ; houfthls the guest, list up to 63. Mrs. Roosevelt and the presi dent's mower, Mrs. bara ueiano Roosevelt, were hostesses. The governors drove to Hyde Park from Albany, where they have been holding a conierence, and entered the Hirasevelt gateway shortly after noon,

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