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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 1, 1939
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHKABT Anviwa.t, ^.r. „ ~™*~~ * ~' VOLUME XXXVI—NO. 217. Blythevllle Courier Blylhcvllle Herald OF NOBTHKABT AfiKAN3A8 AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI IMylhoyllle Dully News Mississippi vauey u^der BLYTHEVILLE, •ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DBCKMHKU 1, lllli!) SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Dev/ey Announces Candidacy To Win G. O. P. Nomination NEW YORK, Dec. 1. (UP)-District Attorney Thonm in«A A' ey to ay foi ' msl 'y announced his candidacy lor the l.MO Republican nomination for president; accenting the endorsement of Republican leaders of New York state Expressing his deep gratitude* lor the confidence of his nsscciates In the Republican parly In New York state Dewey said: ; "I. appreciate their support for (he nomination next year and I will be glad to make the fight. "I have confidence In the Republican party. It has always stood for good government and stable business. Today its responsibility j ~ — is to reawaken hope and courage LITTLE ROCK, Dec 1 (UP)— '" '- Twelve of Little Rock's 18 alder- Aklcnnau Will Face Contempt Charges Monday in a nation which is almost driven lo despair by incompetent government and unstable business. "Because of a hostile and sniping government I am confident that the people can again learn to pull together for a united nation." Dewey said that he probably r- men today were ordered to appear in second division circuit court at JO a. m. Monday to show cause why Ihey should not face contempt of court charges. Judge Lawrence C. Auten signed the writ ordering them .to appear udwtrj. bum uiai- ne probably ""= »'"' urumng men), to appear would enter some primary contest Ior refusing to obey tlie court's but added: "lhat will be determin- mandamus directing a- tux levy to •*' ini»r» finance a subway nnd street Im- Hopes To Avoid 1940 - •* Confusion0ver Holiday p LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec 1 — ent Thursdays would be designated as Thanksgiving days, Governor Bailey saici yesterday his announcement of the date of Thanksgiving Day for 1940 would be made "well in advance" of November. President Rorsevelt, who advanced* the observance one week this year, already has announced he will proclaim November 22 as Thanksgiving Pay, . - - ' I If. custom is followed In Arkansas, ';it was; this year, .this state,-ex- -cept for-federal agencies, will -continue to cbscrve the last Thursday m November, which will be November 29 next year. . Declining to fix tlie dale now, Gov?rnor Bailey said he wauled to discuss tlie matter with athletic officials of the University of Arkansas and of the slate's colleges before making an announcement, probably in January. New York Cotton NEW YORK, Dec. I., (UP)—Cotton futures closed steady. x open high low close 997 1007 888 1007 902 993 918 885 951 958 919 925 878 880 Dec Jan Mar Alay ..... July Get Sp:ts closed nominal up 14. 939 908 943 910 871 at 999n 984 956 924 880 1030, Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 1. (UP)— Cotton futures closed steady today, up 25 to CO cents a bale with' old December and January' reaching new highs for the season. open high low Dec ........ 1003 joie 1003 Jan ........ icoi ...... Mar ........ 988 994 979 May ....... g(J3 SBG 954 July ....... 92G - 933 920 Oct ........ 880 884 -875 close 1015 1009 993 966 932 884 Spots closed steady at 1013, up 8. Stock Prices 8 1-2 80 22 1-2 84 1-2 119 NEW YORK, Dec. 1. (UP) — Stocks gained slightly in the averages today -after a week cf declines and volumo lightened A- T. & T. 1 687 . 8 Anaconda Cop 303-4 Associated D. G. ... Beth. Steel Boeing Chrysler OMa Cola Gen. Elect 383-8 Gen. Motors 52 7-8 Int. Harvester ' 58 Montgomery Ward 53 3-4 N. Y. Central 18 Packard 31-2 PMlllps Petro 39 1-2 Radio 57-8 Schenlcy 131-4 Simmons Bed : 231-2 Socpny Vac 12 1-8 Standard Oil N. J 44 5-8 Texas Corp 44 1-4 U. S. Smell 63 U. S. Steel 65 3-4 Chicago Wheat open high low close Dec. 91 1-2 923-4 91 1-4 92 5-8 Mny 88 718 89 1-2 88 1-2 89 1-4 Dec. May Chicago Corn open high low close 53 53 1-4 52 5-8 63 1-8 54 1-8 54 7-8 54 3-8 54 5-8 provement district. In the last council meeting the 12 had voted against nn ordinance ment against (lie Improvement, district. mayor, city clerk and city t/ Admit That Thdy-Have Sinki ngs BERLIN, Dec. 1. (UP)-German submarines and mines have sunk 104 British and neutral ships, to- talling 735,768 tons between the start of the war and Nov. 29, it was announced today officially.' The Germans snid thai of the total number of ships they claimed (o liiivc destroyed it had confirmed that 1C2 vessels were sunk. Of these 52 were neutral ships. Destruction of the remaining 32 ships hns not been confirmed. The announcement said that actually the total is even higher because many British ships, sunk off the British coast, never were reported by the British. South Dakota Delays Use of Electric Chair SIOUX PALLS, S. D. (OP)—The recent South Dakota legislature legalized capital punishment in the state but failed to provide money for purchase of the official dispenser of the death penalty— tlie electric chair. Officials indicated that the state vould lake the lives of none of its convicted first degree murderers until after 1941—when the next legislature would have appropriated funds for the electric chair. Leaders In Figlu For Rate Parily Encouraged By Commission Ruling ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 1 (UP>- Le.-.ders In Hie soiith's fight for freight rate "parity" were encouraged today by an interstate commerce commission order directing railroads to revise their rales on certain commcdilies moving northward. '•This precedent gives us renewed courage in 1 our fight for general freight rate purity on all cominod- Illes," said Gov. E. D. Rivers, who as chairman of Ihe sou 111 eastern governors' conference had been a leading campaigner for rate adjustment. He termed Ihe I. C. C. ruling "n ' major victory for the south." i Chairman Waller McDonald of Ihe Georgia Public Service Commission believed' the ruling would lead lo n substantial' increase in the south's Income from manufactured products and to freight savings of from $1,500,000 to $10,000,000 a year. The I. c. C. order, voted, 5 to 4, directed the railroad to set a basis en certain manufactured and processed goods moving into the north comparable to those on Hie snino goods ns shipped from northern points. The ruling covered coal ntid wcod stoves, heaters, furnaces, gas stoves, stone, cast Iron pipe fittings in less than car loads, Iron body valves, flrs hydrants, brass pipe fittings,'brass cocks' and valves, soapstone and talc. McDonald said that unquestionably the, case would control the decision in a pending cotton piece: Efiorts: 'cAs o - J .''w'jlcli_''. wlH-yucld : an estimated-saving of $2,500,000 dollars (in freight charges) to our textile industry." "But it will mean far more than that," McDonald said. "This decision will finally control the freight rate nrijustment to ths extent that we will have n parity of all freight rates with official territory on all kinds of manufactured products which then can bc pro'duced in the south on an equality with competitors in the north." Thanfagwing'Ceh>braUon Here Is Unusually Quiet Thanksgiving of 1038 was olio of Ine quietest in ninny years In Uly- thevllle, n check-up wllh officers, undertakers mid lioipllals lids revealed. No person wns killed, no otln was Injured In any kind of accident nml no one died In Blythu- vlllc or immediate vicinity, so for as coutcl bo learned. Slate police cit-restcd three men on chiuges or driving while under [he Influence of liquor but none involved accidents and only n few arrests for public drunkenness were made by city, county and state officers. The only highway accident of »ny consequence occurred late ycs- .erdny afternoon on Highway 01 lent- Frenchman's Bayou, 33 miles south of Blythevillc, when two cars collided. Both machines were dani- «(jcd but no one was Injured. While officers were not so busy as usual for a holiday, other Bly- Ihcvillo residents were equally ns Inactive. Grocers reported that more turkeys were sold hero this Thanksgiving limn any they could <n> Ihem remained near tlm (ire side much of the remainder of Iho day except. Tor who ntteml- «l Hie Jalopy races, the movies or went vldlng. About 25 Dlylhcvlllc people Ei\\v Alabama defeat Vnmlerbllt lit Nashville, Tcnti., nnd several 'hundred attended (he 131ylhcville-For- ri-st city eame at Forrest, city Wednesday night but most of the other len thousand vesldents probably confined their football Interest to radio accounts of various games, Those who prefer racing to football saw the second Old Car Derby at Hie Mississippi County Full 1 Grounds race track Which was sponsored by the Dud cnson post of (lie American Legion. It was w.'n by Lee Stickler. The Thanksgiving observance was appropriately started heve by church services, ns wns Hie /Irst Thanksgiving started by the Pilgrims with n religious service. Members of many lilytlicvllle churches gathered at the First Christian church yesterday morn- IHB when the Rev. J. L. Woocllawn pastor of the First Church of the Rev. Woolman D'e livers Thanksgiving S.e r mtii'i At Christian Church A large group attended the "Union Thanksgiving service nt the First Christian - church til teii o'clock yesterday morning';'when the S? v '.-f-.A;.. w . 0 , 0 lnjan t; pastor of the Fust Church' -of '.the-NVrfarfenVJCfe:' llvered (he sermon. The offering for charity which amounted to S17 will be used for some worthwhile cause. Last year, the offering was used to buy a sterilizer for the Mississippi Coun- ly Health Unit. The service wns sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance of which George W. Patterson, pastor of Ibe First Christian church, is president. The scripture was read by "" Rev. E. B. Williams, pastor the of Ihe First Methodist chinch, nnd prayer was,, olfercd by Die A. Oveiholser, pastor • - - -- — ., ••of the First Presbyterian church. ; Parlincnts attended the meeting. Announcement concerning tlie • " offertory was made by Rabbi Her- c " Fifteen Community Meetings Will Be Held In This District Two Students Become Steel Workers at Night ALTON, III. (UP)—Not only arc two freshmen students at Slmrt- lefl College here living in a homemade trailer to save expenses but they're working their way through school the hard way. Nearly Schumacher and Arthur Barnett of 'Murphysboro, ill,, arc working the early night shift'at n steel mil!; each earning $22.50 a I week, besides holding campus jobs which pay them $11 more each week. When they sleep, it's behind the gymnasium In a trailer they made in their spare time last summer, when they also geared up an old automobile Io pull the trailer. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., Dec. 1 Hogs 8000 Top, 5,75 170-230 Ibs., 5.00-5.75 140-160 Ibs., 4.75-5.50 Bulk sows, 4.40-5.00 Cattle 1100 Steers, 8.40-10.00 Slaughter steers, 6.75-U25 Mixed yearlings, heifers 7.50-925 Slaughter heifers, 6.25-1125 Beer cows, 5.00-5,75 Cutters & lowcullers 3.50-4.75 Farmers of North Mississippi County are expected t:- attend a series of 15 community educational meetings next week at which time provisions of the 1910 Agricultural Conservation Program .will be outlined, according to announcement by Miss Cora Lee Coleirian and D. S. Lantrip, county extension agent 1 ;. The first meeting will be held Tuesday night at Blackwater school. On Wednesday there will be meetings throughout the day with Dogwood schcol nnd Yarbro school scheduled for 10 o'clock, Armorel store, Gosnell school, Dell Agricultural building nnd Blytheville court house at two c-'clock and 40 & 8 school at seven o'clock. Meetings will bc held at, Brown Spur church, Lost Cane school and Whlsp church at ten o'clock Thursday mirnlng; at Leachville Agricultural building, Pawheen school and Manila Agricultural building at two o'clock, and at Half Moon school at seven o'clock. WPA Worker Killed When Auto Overturns KAYTI, Mo., Nov. 29. — Earl Barnes, 36 years old, a WPA worker, was killed when his automobile overturned on a curve between Pascola and Bragg city late Monday night. James Fields, a passenger with Barnes, escapqd with superficial injuries. i , ' ' l - uulu lii'Mur ui me nrst Church o lemember and most of those who itorc^c. delivered a sermon CITfiPLDlES Mayor Williams Admonishes Against Unexnlain- ed Absences From Work Employes of -all city departments were warned by ftfayor W. M. Williams at a meeting n t the city hall Wednesday night lhat unexplained- absence from duties .would nol,b.i!^ole|-alcd In. the fUr IllfO " ..." ic mayor's warning was said to have followed a growing- practice of unexplained absences by several city employes. The mayor said that in the future anticipated absence from duties must be reported (o department!)! heads wllh a request for permission for n leave of absence. He said this was necessary because of handicaps in the work of various city agencies and dangers arising from crippled forces during emergency . ,- ..—„ , „, „„.- periods. Rev. James A. Oveiholser, pastor Employes of the various city rttf- man Pollack, rabbi of the Temple tt new .ordinance covering city car T ' " licenses which would , Impose a Isreal, after which, the Rev. Mr Woolman spoke on "What Shall j penalty on failure to pay within move lo nd Render Unio God?" The "RCV'AI- n certnl " Period. A „ .... fred Carpenter pastor of the First vallcc thc ()ntc Ior payment was Baptist church, envc (he bencdic- i aUo dls cusscd. tlon. I fflELI IN Deplores Spread Of "Policy Of Force, Wanlon Disregard For Law" \\MSIIfNGTON, Dec. I. (UP)_ President Roosevelt today denounced Soviet Russia for spread- lug the- "ixillcy of force" and for "wunUn disregard for law." The news or Russia's bombing of Finnish (cnittiy, tho president said, came ns 11 "profound shock lo Hits government and llic people of tlie United Stales." Mr, Roosevelt's condemnation of Ihe Scvlct Union's Invasion of Pinland was contained In n printed statement distributer! (o correspondents nt lib press conference, an unusual procedure. Al the snme lltno ho said that he had received no reply from Russia- lo his tender of lliu United States' good cfflccs In settling the conflict and that neither Russia, nor Finland has replied to his murage night urging ngnlnsl Indiscriminate bombing of civilian population. The president said that "(he present I tend lo force makes Insecure the Independent existence ol small lindens in every continent and jeopardizes Ihe rights of mankind lo self government." The president refused to comment or to rcvcnl future "policies when asked regarding possible application of tiie neutrality law, withdrawal £f recognition from Rits-sln or possible recall of the U. S. ambassador to Moscow. Mr. Roosevelt's messnge, sent (o the legalloti nl Helslnijfors and Ihe embassy at Moscow with Inslruc- itois that It be conveyed (o the governments, said. "The ruthless bombing from the air of eivlllims In unfortified 'ecu-, ters'bf population.during ttic course of hostilities which have raged in vnrlous quarter.'; cf.the earth during the past few years, which has resulted In the maiming anil In the death of thousands of defenseless men, women and children, hns slck- ened man the heart of every civilized and womnn, and has pro, - foundly shocked the conscience of humanity. , "If resell Is had to (his form of Inhuman barbarian during the period ol the tragic conflagration with which Ihc world Is now confronted, hundreds of lliousniKJs of Innocent Youthful Slayer Gets Furlough For 60 Days vear OM r n co ~ (lRy r , sent lo the school is out- scri vcn c county A AA commiltcc Is scnc 21 years for the slaying of now making preparations .'or n rcf- "' S ' R ' J ' m<y - cremhlm °n < h ° '"idling quoin, Mnyor Williams" and "cliy"co'im- llu " 1Im MIIKS wh;> arc not even " members discussed plans for fcm otely Participating in hostilities, Will lose their lives. "I nm therefore addressing IMs appeal lo the (Soviet, Finnish) government ns I hnve to governments which have been engaged In general hostilities, publicly to affirm its determination that Its armed forces shall In no event, and under no circumstances, undertake Ihe bombardment from the air of civilian populations or of unfortified cities, upon the understanding lhat these Same rules of warfare will be scrupulously cbscrved by all of lljclr opponents. . "t request an Immediate reply." Lantrip Discusses AAA Farm Program _ , . . ; How llic marketing quoin on Ihc Dec. 1 (UP)- 1940 Cr0|) wll , nff^t. Nortu Mlssls . CQunl y farmers ~ ale ln tllc AAA P r °3 tra "'" lmrcd wlth non-KoiKi Th? 1 ! L S fm lery T!" Uy - ' i °" whlch coll °» I>«<l«c«s will vole The pctlticn asking for the fur-; Saturday Dec 3 ,,„>, „,„, .,„„„,, by Momgomcry | lf votiu into ' c[fcct U]c quola nnd the boy's will affect coopcralors and non' cooperntcrs In this way, Mr. Lan- county officials grandfather. youth is to be given medical Irlp" said- treatment while on furlough. j "Cooperators, cotton producers on Mrs, Roosevelt At Committee Hearings j whose farms the cotton acreage al- llttment is not knowingly ovcrplanl- I ed: Such producers will be able lo Toys Skip War For Christmas, Say Designers CHICAGO (UP)— There will be few war-Inspired toys for American children this Christmas. iVfflmtfacturcrs said, in consensus, that youth still Is Interested in tricycles, put-together sets, miniature automobiles and model airplanes. A survey of 1G7 toy makers disclosed an estimated $211,250,000 will Frantic Efforts Are Made To Stop Soviet Attacks On Nation MOSCOW, Dec. 1. (UP) ro vein, ofliclfil Communist pnrly iiow.simijcr, lodny intlj- Mshctl mi apical from the FinniKh-Comnnmist, pnrly io tlic Finnish Holtlicra to lt\y down llicir nniiH and wei- conic (lie Keil nnny so Ihc party rotild "orgnnizo it iiop- ntiir Kovcnnnont, oxpcl (ho nnisli Imidlords ami gen- ils, nationali/o llic hanka nnd indiistrics, inci-onsc wages, divide up the estates "iid matcQ pence with the So viol Union. Tho manifesto wns reportedly broadcast illegally in Finland, where the Communist party h ns been outlawed since 1D30. ' Telephone lines to the Finnish legation here were cut off today. There was .an unconfirmed report that the Finnish legation has asked the CJerman location here to try lo (jet Oormnny lo mediate in tlm Soviet-Finnish conflict. Meanwhile formation of n new Mnulsli government, comprise!) of "rebel" Finnish soldiers nnd left wing politicians at Terloki on the Sovlol-Tlniilsh border, north of Leningrad, was announced here officially. The new government will be known as Iho "democratic Finnish republic'' dispatches to Tass, official Soviet news agency, from Leningrad said. . The Soviet public poured out to mass meetings uunln today, this time lo approve Iho war on Fin- laud which (hey believed the Finns had started, by an invasion of Russia. JU .....*.*, . .v.ti 1115.1 u 11111 tuiiiurr- w } after hearing Joseph Lash, cxocu- ""?""• live secretary of the American Slii- i ca: Such producers will be able lo v-^™ m, munmicu ^U./OU.WJUWHI gg sell all the cotton they produce In bc S P C1U for children's gifts before i 1940 without any penalty or re- i "'""night Dec. 24. The gifts will be ^Jstrlctlon whatever They will also! lmprcvc[i sl y lM of familiar play- ri i receive full conservation payments tj ™^ 'Or the mast parl. .land cottin price adjustment pay-1 nic manufacturers reported only i menu ' a meager output of tin soldiers, WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (UP) fc """" "•"»v~.\,«. * ..,,, [,,<>u i . The Dies committee today ad-! reccive fu " conservation payments j journed hearings until "* """' '"" " ' ' "" ' Nineteen Persons Arc Indicted By Lou i s i a n a Grand Jury AUBCANDrUA, Ln., Dec. 1. (UP) —Ninclccn persons, including Mayor Victor V. Lamkin, were charged by the parish grand Jury yes- tcrdny In 06 Imllctmoiils, it was disclosed today. The mayor was charged in Iwo Indictments vvllh malfeasance in office. Similar charges were brought by Ihe grand Jurors against Sheriff U. T. Down and two deputies. Indictments salso were returned for alleged embezzlement, Income lax violations, dual office holding, payroll "deadheads," obtaining money to Influence a public official, operating a banking game, bribery nnd obtaining money under false pretenses. Osceola Firm Files Incorporation Papers LITTLE EOCK, Ark., Doc. 1.— Articles rA Incorporation were filed with the secretary o[ stnte. Wednesday by Owalttieys, tnc, of Osceola, which qualified to own, lease and operate lining stations, garages, cotton gins and stores handling general merchandise. Authorized capital stock was listed at 500 shares cf $50 par value nnd paid-in capital of 55,000. In- corporalors, all of Osceola, were James A. Gwallney, named agent for service, Orn Sims Gwaltney nnd J. S. McCants. dent Union, defend his ore.intzn lion and sinj? a song ridiculing Chairman Martin Dies <Dcm., Tex.). For tlte second day Mrs. Franklin D. Rorsevclt attended the entire "Non-coopcrntors, cotlon proilu- mm ^V «'™»w and pop guns. =rs on farms where acreage allot- " w st , c ? scs tlle to >' s hn(l bcc " ients are knowlnelv ovcrubntcd: <Jcrcd before war brcke out, ments are knowingly ovcrplnntcd: These producers will pay a penalty of three cent,? n pound on i940 cotton marketed in excess of the actual, or normal production of their acre-' drums and pop guns. In or-I manufacturers iashtcd there' had' been no change in types of the toys Funeral Rites Held For Mrs. J. F. Clark u. Korsevcll attended the entire "«>«iai prouucuon 01 uicir acre- session nnd then Invited six of the n!fc allotments. In nddlthn, they young people to the White lloi«e! wl " not bo cll B iDl e for P rlcc n(l for luncheon. ijustmcnt payments or lull comer '! Vdlfnn nov>vinn)r Kailio Guide for Pigeons LONDON (UP)-A secret alloy by means cf which homing pigeons can be piloted along planned courses >has been discovered by J. Sellers in cooperation with other scientists. Owing ( 0 the military value of the discovery the composition of ll-.j nlloy Is being kept secret, i jvalfon payments. " Km A,,» T "*' tno cotton marketing quota DUy HUtO 1 agS Is not approved, producers may mar- Fnrl Of Yonr kct wUlKuC penalty all the cotton tna ut tear Uiey prodacc ^^ or tllc ncrc . nnv, , ,,,n< ngc n lnrit<;(! < hut lull conservation LITTLE ROCK, Dec. I. (UP)-, payments will be paid only lo co- rkansas car owners Via™ nnlv ~,,~__. ___ ,, ' ' Arkansas car owners have only one more month lo buy 1940 licenses, Frank Clancy, supervisor of the revenue department's tag division, warned today operators." demanded. there had been no emphasis of warlike toys. said, i 1 de Mother, 37, Hns 16 Children •°>un, «u,^.u wuai. i McCLURE, O. (UP) — Mrs. John 'Only about 20 per cent of the Babcock, 37, is the mother of five car owners have purchased lags sets cf twins. Her children total Woman, 96, Keeps Busy Quilting and Traveling CONNEAUT, O. (UP)-Mrs. Julia A. Benion Fuller, »C, still makes quilts for her friends and travels extensively despite her age. Within the past year she has made [eight elaborately-pieced quilts, knitted three sweaters and made numerous dollies, pillowcases cmo! embroidered pieces. Funeral services were held this afternoon fcr Mrs. J. P. Clnik. who , died early Tuesday at her home In i tho Ncw Libcrl y community where 'she. lived alone on her farm. She was 69. Tlie Rev. E. B. Williams, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducted the rites at Cobb Funeral Home and the remains were taken to Joncsboro for burisl. WEATHER — ~ .... .....v, |j ulv im3t.u ,»5-> •>*-«> n twins, iitr cnmucn loiai .. ,„„ and ot.iers must buy before the n, of whom nil are living but one. j Mrs. Fuller, whose grandfather end of December or they n 111 have Her last set of twins was born on i Invented the first mowing ma- to pay the penally," Clancy the day her oldest daughter was chine, has traveled more than wnr11 ™- la - '2,000 miles in the past six months., Arkansas—Parily cloudy tonight and Saturday. Memphis nnd vicinity—Cloudy and colder tonight, Saturday fair nnd colder. Tlic maximum temperature here yesterday was 56, minimum 38, cloudy with .79 of an inch rainfall last night, according to Samuel p. Norrls, official weather cbserver. HELSINGFORS, Dec ' 1 * (UP) — Finland, slaggering under the first blow from Russm's. armed might, hurriedly established a new government today hoping it could make peace before Russian airplanes, warships, artillery and infantry struck ' might bo broken at-any moment were heightened at 3 am. when an air raid alarm sounded In Hcl- slngrors and continued for nn hour although no raiders appealed The Soviet fleet wns seen In thc harbor off Hclslngfors but it steamed away without attacking. There were no direct communications with -Moscow from this Finnish capital, already damaged mid set afire by Russian bombs; and the Finns feared that niiolher attack would come before Ihe Rus- slnns lenrticd that (lie Flnntsli cabinet, object of much of their wraih, had resigned to clear the wny for pence. Foreign Minister Eljas Erkko's homo on Kaolcvla street was dc- slroyed In yesterday's bombing raid and his 17-year-old daughter. Patrician, slightly wounded. His wife nm! son, Aatos, seven were unhurt. A rumor had circulated during the night, thai the Russians had sent an ultimatum- saying Hel- slngfors would be dcstioyed it the Finns had not '••capitulated by 3 a.m. That hour passed calmly but by Ihen, 50,000 persons had evacuated (lie city, clogging tho roads out, to the snow-covered forests ? ; righting apparently had stopped'-, during [ho ( night on all fronts' The Riujslana^ hj(d_ .attacked , the'- Mholc country, north, south and- cast, without warning yesterday but had ..failed to follow up wtthk n general Invasion, although the strategic port In llic Arctic, Petsamo, and Islands in the Gulf of 1 Finland had been occifpicd. The slalu.v of Finland's govern'- • ment-for the moment was vague. Premier A. k.. Cajnndcr's cabinet had resigned, as demanded by Russia, and a new oue was In the making. Some reports said it had been formed already and was try- in;; to communicate with Moscow lo ill-go that further attacks be held oir until negotiations could be.opened. At Stockholm, Sweden, tlie .well- informed newspaper Dagens Ny- hcter said lhat Finland's parliament had met In darkness on the capltol steps last night, answered roll call and had been transported by buses to a sceiet meeting place.) (At Copenhagen, Denmark, ^ the newspaper Bcrllngske said the iiow Finnish government was /preparing a proposal lo grant "all Russia's original territorial demands, ' Including (he port of Hango in thc Gulf of Finland. The newspaper said the new government was expected to contact thc Kremlin today through the American legation at Moscow and that Russia was withholding further raids while awaiting the contact. (Tlie new government will insist, Russia keep nil her promises and however, the newspaper said, that cede Finland twice as much land in Hie' northern Karelian district as Finland cedes in the south^ on the present Russo-Finnish border near Leningrad.) It 'was understood that V. A. Tanner, finance minister in thc. old cabinet, a member of the mission that negotiated unsuccessfully three times In Moscow on Rus : ;. sla's . original demands, and a" friend of Josef Stalin of his early revolutionary • days, was heading' (he new cabinet. The Finns had fought back yes- lerday to the best of their'feeble ability. Two Russian planes sera shot don's here, two or three elss- where, and eight Russian tanks were captured or destroyed. The Finnish artillery also .'dueled'. the Russians and a Finnish commu- nique at the end of yesterday's hostilities said that "Russian troops who crossed the border in several places were all repulsed." There seemed . no possibility, however, of the Finns holding out for long. The people here were stunned by the first air bombings and fled headlong to the countryside to nvold new ones. . Three' times yesterday, at 9:25 a.m., 12:25 pjn.; and 2:45 p.m., Russian planes bombed the , city. Casualties were estimated at 200 in Hflslngfors alone. Some of tho city"s proudest buildings v.ere ruined, including Polytechnic college and the German school. ,, "The Helsingfors correspondent; of the Dagens Nyhetcr 'at'..Stock-' Continued on page 3 <

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