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The Weather- Cloudy, warmer; light rain in afternoon or tonight. Temperatures here yesterday: Highest, 31; lowest, 1 VOL. 96. NO. 3.

CLIPPERS WILL QUIT STOPPING AT BERMUDA British Can't Seize Air Mail After March 15 NEW YORK, Feb. Europe-bound American Clipper planes after March 15 will skip where British censorship and seizure of United States air: mail has aroused a storm of criticism. (The Pan-American- Airways' announcement today that east-bound clippers would omit the Bermuda refueling stops, begun last October at the request of the colony's trade development board, came only three days after publication of a news story that a consignment of United States mail was seized in Bermuda Jan. 18 by BritIsh marines. Several members of congress urged after.

the story's publication that American transport planes bound for Europe should pass 1 up the Islands. Azores to Be First Stop. Without mentioning the controversy over censorship, the company's announcement simply stated that direct flights from the United States to Horta, the Azores, would -now be possible because a better: weather reporting service was available. The story satd Capt. Charles A.

Lorber was forced to surrender 2,600 pounds of mall, half the, clipper's mail load, at bayonet -point. The route of the west-bound flights, in which European mail for. Concluded on Page MISSOURI FACING' RELIEF PROBLEM Special Session May Be Called or Monthly Payments Can Be Slashed ST. LOUIS, Feb. sori's remaining 1940 relief fund of $1,500,000 will be exhausted at the present rate by the end of July, E.

G. Steger, social planning council director, predicted in a community forum in radio interview here today. Steger said state relief authorities have two' courses they may follow: 1. The governor can call a special session to appropriate additional funds. 2.

Slash the monthly relief allotments from now to the end of the year. The second alternative, he declared, would result. in further reduced relief allowances and "further exclusion from relief of many people now in dire need." The social planning director stated there a need for more long-range planning and co-operation between city, county and state authorities in handling relief work. RITES FOR ALABAMA QUAD NAUVOO, Feb. Tiny Hope Short, -one of the adruplets born near this north Ala-1 bama hamlet last month, was buried today in the red clay of her native Winston County, her small white casket borne on the shoulders of four small boys.

Hope died of bronchial pneumonia in a hospital at. Hasper, torty-one days after she was born. News Summary LOCAL Three women's organizations will circuit judges to employ trained man probation officer. Mrs. John Wyeth sees Republican vietory at polle this fall.

T. R. Breta, former clothing salesman, dies. Repairs to city -streets will begin this week, STATE -Missouri must soon face acute relief of problem assembly with session alternatives or slash seen in as calling payments to needy, DOMESTIC Clipper planes will quit stopping Bermuda on flighta to. Europe after Starch 15.

Political tight flares again in. Louisiana, with Governor- Designate. Jones K. ins. "lame duck' secretary of nomination state.

of Earl Long for Former: Mound City woman, wounded when husband was in Tacoma: Sri prover following operation. Cleveland Italian Catholics, barred from their church by prelate's edict, worship In homes. WASHINGTON. when Economy it -will collide with demand for drive faces test this week farm parity payments and export subsidles. Administration accused of buying large quantities of lard substitutes despite surplus of bogs, FOREIGN Roosevelt a emissary, Sumner Welles, is cheered by crowd when he reaches Rome: Russian josses In less than month of fighting on Karelian Isthmus set at 100.000 killed, Dutch patrol plane exchanges fire with invading German craft.

First squadron of Canadian flyers lands in England. Showdown near over Rumanian oll shipments to Germany, SPORTS Immaculate defeats Christian Brothers to win conference basketball: titte. Nichols, Kamier and Hayes capture city bowling championship. Jawa. State threat 10 Kansas and Oklahoma in basketball title race.

has chance to win. M. cage title this week. Biological survey head opposes change la duck PeRson. St.

ST. JOSEPH, Aneient and Modern Grace Ancient and modern art are represented in above photo showing Miss Viva Anne Hulten, nine-time national skating champion of Sweden, in midst of workout on the ice at Rockefeller Center in New York. Decorative statue behind. her lends an ancient atmosphere to the occasion. Indians Denounce Nazis, Forego Use of Swastika TUCSON, Feb.

representatives of four Arizona Apaches and Hopis, resentful today use. of the swastika blanket The proclamation, roughly of parchment, carried the signatures of four tribal chiefs, Ramon Pancero, Papago; Charles de Courcy, Navajo; Joe Joesicki, Hopi, and Miguel Flores, Apache. The text read: "Because the' ornament which has been a symbol of friendship among our forefathers for many centuries has been desecrated recently by another nation of peoples: "Therefore, it is resolved that and henceforth from this date forevermore, our tribes renounce the use of the emblem commonly. known as swastika, or fylfot, on our blankets, baskets, art objects, sand paintings and clothing." Pancero and De Courcy said the proclamation was directed at the German Nazi party, In the formal renunciation ceremony, the Indians placed a blanket, a basket and some handdecorated clothing, all bearing swastikas, in a. pile, sprinkled them with colored sand and' then set them RAIN IS LIKELY Warmer Today but Maybe It Won't Be So Pleasant Although the forecast called for warmer weather in the St.

Joseph territory today, this cheerful news was offset by a prediction of Intermittent light rain this afternoon or tonight. The precipitation in Iowa -and Nebraska may rain or snow, the forecast stated. The temperature sank to above zero here yesterday morning. Under the influence of a bright sun, the cold dispelled rather rapidly and the mercury reached the 31-degree mark in the afternooni The top today probably will be in the upper Roosevelt Has Quiet Sunday Off Central American Coast ABOARD U. S.

DESTROYER LANG, AT SEA, Feb. UP Two flying boats today delivered White House mail pouches to President Roosevelt aboard the cruiser Tuscaloosa. The president spent a quiet Sunday aboard ship, inspecting the Central American coastline and islands connected with the defense of the canal. Nazi Attack Between Rhine, Vosges Mountains Repulsed PARIS, Feb. (P) Repulse of a German attack between the Vosges Mountains and Rhine was reported today by the French high command.

preparation by trench mortars, the enemy attempted an attack on one of our posts between the Rhine and the Vosges. It was repulsed immediately with losses." Representative Martin Quits P. National Committee WASHINGTON, Feb. (P) Representative Martin of Massachusetts, the house minority leader, anonunced today that he had resigned from the Republican national committee and its executive committee because his congressional duties required his full attention. Gazette FEBRUARY 26.

1940 CROWD CHEERS WHEN WELLES REACHES ROME Roosevelt Emissary Welcomed by Officials ROME, Feb. -Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles was welcomed with- non-committal courtesy by the Italian government tonight as his private railway. coach rolled into the flower.decked Rome station, first half of his fact-finding tour of European capitals as President Roosevelt's emissary. A spontaneous burst of applause broke from the crowd at the station when Welles' appeared." Nothing in the polite salutation of the Italian dignitaries who greeted him indicated whether they shared the public's undisguised hope that his coming meant the beginning of a serious new peace effort. Welles, himself, who had disembarked from the Italian liner Rex at Naples earlier in the day, was dignified and reserved, and advised: questioners not to expect any statement from during his trip.

which will take him to Berlin, Paris and London. Taylor Also Secretive. Myron C. Taylor, President: the Vatican, disembarked at Roosevelt's emissary to personals Naples with Welles and arrived in Rome an hour later by automobile, also was uncommunicative. Waiting on the platform in Rome's carpeted central station to greet Welles Filippo Anfuso, chief private secretary to Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano; Andrea Celesia di Vegliasco, chief ceremonial official of the -foreign ministry, and Guido Rocco, chief of the foreign office department for North American affairs.

A member of Count Clano's staff accompanied Welles on the train trip from Naples. Members of the United States embassy staff in Rome also turned. out-to greet the undersecretary of state. The Italian officials gave Welles the Fascist salute as they welcomed him. They expressed regret when they heard the voyage had been rough and that Welles had been troubled for four or days with a sinus ailment.

Flowers Sent by Ciano. Wells, accompanied by his wife and niece, was whisked away in a limousine to his hotel suite, to which Count Ciano already bad sent flowers. At request, Italian officials abandoned half-. formed plans for a banquet during the diplomat's stay in Rome. Neither Welles nor Italian officials gave the slightest inkling of Concluded on Page 2-Column STILL NEUTRAL Scandinavian Countries Hope for Russo-Finnish Peace COPENHAGEN, Feb.

(P) The foreign ministers of Norway, Sweden and Denmark tonight expressed hopes for a peaceful solution of the Finnish-Russian conflict which would preserve. "the full independence of Finland," and decided their own countries would 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 rejected. "all assertions to the effect that this is exercised under pressure from one side. or the other." Their nations, heavy sufferers in the war at sea, the men agreed, according to the communique, to "raise serious objections to, and endeavor to avert violation of, principles of international law in the conduct of naval warfare." Nazis Accuse.

Warsaw Mayor of Misappropriating Funds PARIS, Feb. (P) Polish I diplomatic sources today reported German authorities were preparing to place Stephen Starzinski, mayor of Warsaw during the German siege, on trial on charges of misappropriating city funds. Warsaw, Mayor Starzinski day capDuring the siege of tured the imagination of the world with his daily broadcasts that first defied the clouds of German bombers overhead and then, as the blitzkrieg's knots grew tighter, asked when France and Britain would come to the beleagured capital's relief. Slayers of Seven at Mexican Flag Meet Trailed by Troops MEXICO CITY, Feb. Seven men attending a public meeting in honor of the Mexican flag were killed and several others: were wounded today when an armed group allegedly formed by communists fired on the crowd.

Federal trops were dispatched in I pursuit of the attackers. FINAL EDITION PRICE TWO CENTS Princess Given Six New Names; More to Come NAPLES. Feb. 25. Prin cess.

Maria. Gabriella, day-old daughter. of Crown Prince Umberto and Crown Princess Marie Jose, was christened with six new names today, Two more will be added later. Alessio Cardinal Ascalesi, Archbishop of Naples, officiated at preliminary baptism in the pink-tinted nursery of the Italian royal family's palace here. The.

new names he gave the little princess were Gennaro, for the patron saint of Naples; Adelgonda and for relatives of her Belgian mother: Fell. cita, for her saint's day, and Mar: gherita, for members of the ruling house of Savoy. The two names to be added at a future ceremony were not an- FLYERS FROM CANADA ARRIVE Initial Contingent Reaches Port in England' LONDON. Feb. -The first squadron of Canadian trained airmen arrived in England today to join their experienced allied comrades in harassing German sky trails with flare, bombing and scouting flights.

Their exact number and port of arrival was a military secret. It was estimated there were several hundred former cowboys, trappers, Canadian mounties, farmers and business men in the group fledgling war birds, recruited in the dominion's hinterlands. It was the first royal Canadian air force squadron ever to arrive from overseas as a complete unit. Men in High Spirits. The disembarking airmen were in high spirits, singing "We've Got a Lovely War to Win" and "Walt Till We Get Them Up in the Air." -The Canadians arrived in great secrecy.

The crowd which gathered as they marched away from the quay was at first in doubt as to their identity. At glimpses of the airmen's insignia, however, the throng burst into shouts of "It'S more and "God bless 'em." When operating at full tilt, Canadian air fields are expected to graduate annually between 25,000 and 30,000 war-ready pilots, gunners and Another Flight Over Helgoland. The squadron's arrival coincided with an air ministry report of new reconnaissance flight over Helgoland Bight, where British flyers were reported. to have German warships last Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Last night's survey flights, the announcement said, included re connaissance over northwest Ger many.

They were reported to have returned safely. One British piane was said to have repelled six separate attacks by five Messerschmidt fighters. British bombers were disclosed today to have dropped flares on the famous Skoda munition works at. Pilsen and the Bren gun factory at Brno, both: In former Czecho-Slovakia: Meanwhile, it was announced that Norway replied to sharp British questioning over Norway's action in the Altmark case, but the nature of the reply was undisclosed. Congressmen Offer Fewer Bills to Speed Up Session WASHINGTON, Feb.

25. Congressmen are making a practical contribution toward Prestdent Roosevelt's expressed desire for an early adjournment by drastically curtailing their bill writing. Fewer than 1,000 bills have been introduced in the house, compared with 7,957 for last year's regular session. Turkey and Russia Withdraw Troops on Caucasus Border ISTANBUL, Feb. UP) Authoritative.

sources said today that both Turkey 'and Russia have withdrawn troops from their frontier In the Caucasus in order to avoid friction. SHARP INCREASE SHOWN WASHINGTON, Feb. (P)- The civil aeronautics authority reported today that American manufacturers turned out 3,715 aircraft for domestic civil use in 1939,5 compared with 1,843 in 1938. AGES DON'T MATTER POMPANO, Feb. (P Investigators who sought to determine the needs of Negroes suffering from effects of the January cold wave still are talking about this one: A woman, asked the ages of her four children, declared she couldn't remember.

Pressed, she finally said: I got one lap child, one creeper. one porch child and one yard young in New Garner Portrait at Capitol new portrait of Vice-President John Nance Garner was Kung in the speaker's lobby on the house side of the capitol last Friday. It joins a gallery of former speakers, Garner holding that post before he became vice-president. Above, Representative Sam Rayburn Texas, stands in front of the portrait by: Sego mour Stone. Trapped Russians Lie Dead Amid Scenes of Grandeur By WADE HELSINKI, Feb.

25. paths of glory in this winter war tiful, but terrible, Tens of thousands of Russian where the paths led. I saw them on a journey, to. COST OF RED ADVANCE HUGE 100,000 Dead in One Sector of Finn Front REDS CLAIM GAINS MOSCOW. Feb.

-The Soviet army reported today it had broken through Finnish fortified zones and captured twenty-eight of the Finns' defensive fortifications despite repeated counterattacks by Baron. Carl Gustaf Mannerhelm's troops. The Russians said the enemy suffered heavy losses. Ten Finnish airplanes were reported brought down in air. battles.

HELSINKI, Feb. 25. -(P) Nearly a month of the red army's great February offensive has brought 'the hammer: and sickle banner within a few miles of Vilpuri, Finland's, second city, and severely battered the Mannerheim line of defense fortifications." The cost to Russia has been heavy, however. One foreign milltary expert estimates that average of 4,000 red soldiers narrow has. been killed daily on the 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. Fall of Fortress Denied. Today's communique reported Russian attacks continued.

but were repelled with seventeen Soviet tanks captured and quantities of other war supplies taken. There were unconfirmed reports that Finland's Koivisto Island fortress, at the western, terminus of the Mannerheim had fallen, although official Finnish claims said the defense troops were still holding out there. (The Leningrad military command last night announced occupation of the strongly fortified islands of Koivistol, Tiurinsaari and Pilsaari with the capture of twelve heavy coastal tower guns. Weather Slows Fighting. (Snow and fog slowed fighting, the Russians said, in.

describing capture of nineteen more fortifications on the isthmus front.) The Finnish communique declared "heavy casualties were inflicted on the enemy" and that Finnish artillery was in "lively acton" along the isthmus. Across Lake 1 Ladoga the Finns said their forces had fought defensive action" and that a Russian attack collapsed under Finnistr fire near Aittajoki. 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. THIRTY DROWN IN SPAIN VIGO.

Spain, Feb. 25. MP Thirty persons were drowned today in the sinking of a small sailboat in Marin Inlet. CIRCUIT COURT UNDER FIRE OF THREE GROUPS Women Will Demand Trained Man for Probation Job Representatives of three of the most women's organizations in St. Joseph will call upon the Buchanan County circuit court Judges this week and ask that a trained probation officer be named to handle the juvenile cases in this county.

This was decided upon yesterday by representatives of the Association, American Association of University Women and League of Women Voters. The meeting was at the home of Mrs. W. A. Snider, 1130 Krug Park place.

During the session yesterday the group indorsed a resolution calling for the adoption of a policy tot having a trained probation officer who" will meet the qualifications. recommended by the United States children's bureau and the national probation association. The resolution further: pointed, out that such a person should be employed without regard to his residence. Named to the committee to go before the three judges are Mrs. L.

C. Kerns, president of the A. A. U. Miss Louise Calkins, president of the League ers.

A representative of the A. may be named today. In the announcement of the resolution the group did not mention the name of William Bub, Buy. chanan County probation officer. However, that their action centered on him was a certainty, Last Wednesday the A.

A. U. W. heard a report by its social studies group that called for a change in the probation office here. Members then reported that they looked to the forthcoming election as solution of what they termed the present difficulty.

Mr. Bub, a former county judge, said, "I've never done anything to anyone." That Judge F. Frankenhoff is opposed to Mr. Bub, there is no doubt. He often has said his.

etforts to obtain new probation officer have been blocked. Both Judge Frankenhoff and Judge Sami Wilcox are up for reelection this year and the tion office may be A campaign factor. Judge Emmett J. Crouse the other court member. WERNER beautiful are the northeast of Lake Ladoga.

Beau- -In a solemn noonday ceremony, Indian tribes, the Navajos, Papagos, at Nazi "acts of oppression," forswore design in native basket weaving and hand-lettered on an imposing piece SEES A G. O. P. VICTORY IN FALL Mrs. John Wyeth, Back From Washington.

Meeting, is Optimistic Sparked with enthusiasm after: talking with party members from every state, Mrs. John Wyeth, Republican national committee woman for Missouri, declared last night that leaders are not set on any one candidate. is no crystallization yet of party support for. any candidate," said Mrs. Wyeth, who returned but a few days ago from a meeting of the national committee in "But, whoever the candidate may be, we will win with him.

"I have never seen the spirit of optimism that was shown at the meeting of the national committee. I won't say the feeling was that of overconfidence, but "the feeling of defeat was lacking." Chance in Missouri. Missouri is now classed as doubtful state, with Republican leaders feeling there is more than an even chance of putting it into the G. O. P.

column this fall. "Since the defeat of the machine in Kansas City we know we have a good chance in Missouri. Now our votes will be counted at least," she said smilingly. "When the money that is now idle is put to work, better times will return to this country," she continued. "Business has been afraid of the new deal.

Until business can open up and employ our idle money times can not improve. With business and industry humming there will be an end to the problem of Only a complete rout of the new deal' Washington will restore prosperity to this country, Mrs. Wyeth feels. Should Roosevelt step aside and another president of like beliefs be sent to the House there will be no improvement in national conditions, she feels. Frank Report Not Platform, The report submitted.

by Dr. Glenn Frank at the Washington meeting should not be mistaken for the party platform, she continued. The report was a summary of data and principles to be used in drafting the platform. report was the result of lots of time and energy," said Mrs. Wyeth, land brought us the facts.

When the platform is drafted we will really have something." Mrs. Wyeth could not he led to announce her support of of the state candidates and said: "There is a splendid ticket already in field. Those who win the nomination will help carry the Republican party to a victory in Missourt this fall." SOLDIERS GO TO TOWN PENSACOLA, Feb. (P) Even the United States army this section. About 300 officers goes to town" on Saturdays in and men from the army flying field at Valparaiso, about fifty miles away, came here yesterday in 'a truck caravan for a day of shopping and visiting.

They returned to their post last night. soldiers. have, learned too late the front from which I have just returned. Trapped in a gorgeous white wonderland, they died horribly amid scenes. of sublime grandeur.

Clumsily; grotesquely they lie where. they fell among their futile tanks, their stalled trucks, their silent guns caught and held by the frozen magic. of winter. Their clutching hands and contorted waxike features may not relax until spring. Perhaps the terror accentuates the beauty, There even is beauty in the flights of warplanes at Lake Ladoga's skies.

I saw the beginning of an air battle a few miles behind the front. Five Soviet bombers streaked across blue afternoon sky, visible to the naked eye only as pinpoints trailing broad ribbons of vapor. Chase Five Red Bombers. Suddenly another pinpoint rose like a rocket from behind the hills and climbed swiftly to- a position above the bombers. It was a Finnish fighting ship going into action.

Then another pinpoint thread shot skyward. The two chased the five bombers, rapidly gaining on them. Now. there came more enemy planes(two groups of Soviet fighters, three in. each group; flying so low I could see their bright red paint and recognize them as types I have seen in Moscow.

How did the battle end? I wish I knew, but the planes vanished too quickly, leaving only their plumes of white vapor framed against the sky. Moreover, the afternoon sun, already close to the horizon, seemed indifferent to high lighting thei fight. The result was a series of rainbows chasing each other into the distance. Into Hobgoblin Country. Then came the sound of distant detonations.

Bombs had fallen. Further on we seemed to be entering hobgoblin country. Snow, clinging to trees, rocks and fences, Concluded on. Page 2-Column 2. Police Seek Slayer Among Mourners at Victim's NEW YORK.

Feb. (P)- -A score of detectives passed among a crowd of more than 1,000 mourners and curiosity seekers today at the funeral of the slain Frances Marks, twenty three year old bookkeeper, in the hope that the killer, although he is unknown, might be detected. The services, in a funeral chapel, were marked by an hysterical outburst of the victim's mother, who stood near the casket and shouted, "They took my pet child away." Miss Marks' bruised and frozen body was found Thursday In sewer ditch on the upper East Side. An autopsy showed she had died of strangulation. Policeman Saved From Wound by Box of Stomach Tablets NEW YORK.

Feb: (P) -A little tin of stomach tablets saved a policeman from shooting himself today by deflecting a bullet he accidentally' fired from his own pistol. The officer, Martin Callahan, pulled out. the gun while arresting burglary suspect and fired it while puttipg it back in the holster. The tin was in his overcoat pocket. INCONSISTENT Administration Is Said to Be -Buying Lard Substitutes WASHINGTON, Feb.

(P) The administration was accused by Representative Brown Ohie, today of buying millions of pounds of lard substitutes annualNy while telling farmers that there was a surplus of pork products, The war department alone, he said, is buying an average of 10,000,000 pounds of lard substitutes a year, made largely from imported fats and oils. Cost had no "real influence." Brown said, "for in almost every instance prices paid for lard and lard substitutes were exactly the same." Girl's Sneezing Attack Stops, but Flood of Advice Continues MARIETTA. Ohio, Feb. (P) -Marjorie Roth Kaneff's fiveday attack. of sneezing has stopped, but the flood of telegrams, letters and telephone calls hasn't let up a bit.

The eleven-year-old girl's physician and her father were wondering today which was harder on their nerves, the sneezing siege or the attendant flood of advice on how to halt It. Woodring in Army Hospital at Hot Springs for Ten Days HOT SPRINGS, Feb. 25, Secretary of War Harry Woodring arrived here today for a rest at the Army and Navy General Hospital, Officials at the hospital said newspaper men could not see him "for couple of days." Why Be a Martyr to a 'Lost" Cause? There's really no need to "grin and bear it" if you happen to lose some useful or valuable possession. Just Call 4-0831 and Place a "Lost Ad" in the News-Press Gazette Classified Columns Likely as not, you can 10- cate this missing article even before the ad expires!.

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