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THE DETROIT TREE PRESS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18. 1940 1 1 '" I Congress Hits Mail Seizures Senators Defeat Ban on Bermuda Stops WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (U. P.) Bitter denunciation of Great Britain's seizure of United State mail broke out in both bouse of Congress todRy, concurrent with warning to Germany by Senator Key Pittman, Nevada Democrat, that the torpedoing of American hips might drive this nation to n "extreme point" ahort of actual war. Simultaneously Secretary Cordell Hull emphasized at a press con- Terence that American vessels still were under strict orders to refuse convoys auch as Great Britain reportedly was prepared to offer neutral ships forced to submit to eontraband Inspection in belligerent waters. In Postal and Naval Debate British Inspection and censorship! of American mails came under fire In Senate debate on the Treasury-Postoffice appropriation bill, and In House consideration of the record-breaking naval supply bill for the fiscal year 1911. Senator Bennett C. Clark, Missouri Democrat, isolationist leader and frequent critic of British policies, accused the London Government of "rifling" American mails on the high seas and on trans-Atlantic clipper planes which stop at Bermuda, British-owned island. First Suggested by Hull Clark Introduced an amendment to the appropriation bill to pro hibit stops at Bermuda, but it lost, 46 to 25, after heated debate. Elimination of the Bermuda halt originally waa suggested by Hull as a last resort to prevent British Interference with airmail. Defeat of the amendment was not believed to hold any particular international significance, aince the argument used was that it would hamper transoceanic airmail service, only branch of the Postoffice's airmail division to show a substantial profit. From the House floor, Rep. Mel- vin J. Maas, Minnesota Republican, charged that British seizures of American mails constituted an effort to "learn American business methods." He proposed as a rem-l edy that European -bound mails be carried by naval warships. Britain Offers to Aid All Ships Would Guard Vessels Not Visiting England Big Fire Under Control BUFFALO. Feb. 15 (U.P.I Fire which swept the new J2,000,-000 General Mills cereal plant was brought under control tonight, but firemen said that the blaze, discovered at noon, would not be extinguished before morning. The loss was not determined. WOODWARD AT GRATIOT 30 te 3:30 . . . hturrity to Ttlaphone CHtrry 9300 villi theulona and short otit9in famous 6x3 ribs with contrasting clox Known and worn by Thousands cf Dttroiters , . , Wsitmmrttri ere leaders in style, pattern and quality construction! See these new ribbings In new colors . a . SHORT or LONG In your size. KERN'S STORE FOR MEN STREET FLOOR CHERRY 8500 so LONDON, Feb. 15 (A. P.)-Britain offered to become guar dian of all the world's shipping today in reply to a new German warning to neutrals, whose mer-chantmen bring in nearly one- third of this nation's life-sustain ing Imports. Naval convoys were described by an authoritative spokesman as open to any vessel, including United States craft, which passes through the Allied contraband control, regardless of whether the cargo is destined for Britain. Odds' Called 500 to One Winston Churchill, first lord of the Admiralty, insists the odds are S00 to one against the Ger- mans sinking a vessel protected by convoy. The threat of Germany's three-dimensional blockade surface, undersea and aerial attacks on shipping was brought home In graphic manner by the sinking of the refrigerator ship Sultan Star yesterday with 6,000 tons of beef, less than a month before meat rationing starts March 1L The Italian freighter Giorgio Ohlsen, 5,694 tons, sank off the British east coast yesterday after striking a mine, Reuters news agency reported tonight. The vessel carried 32 officers and men. I Seventeen men were rescued, and ! a small empty lifeboat was picked : up tonight. Other Neutrals Are Lost ! Other new maritime casualties j listed were the Danish ship Mar- tin Goldschmidt, 1,095 tons, and the 1,503-ton Norwegian steamer Eika. I Official figures on British Air j Force losses were swelled tonight : to 66.1, including 534 known dead and 129 missing, as the Air Min-! istry issued its nineteenth casualty j list of the war. Nazis Claim Heavy Sea Toll; Try to Allay American Fear BERLIN, Feb. 15 (A.P.) The High Command today reported that 58,000 tons of shipping were sunk yesterday In "a particularly successful day for German sea war." At the same time, competent German quarters moved to allay apprehension Indicated by press reports from the United States over the possibility of American ships being sunk without warning. These sources said that such fears were based on misapprehension t hat Germany merely claimed the "right" to keep neutral ships from British ports, even if the neutral ships were forced into the harbors by British warships. Dutch Ask for Indemnity AMSTERDAM, Feb. 15 (A.P.) The Netherlands announced today that she would demand "full indemnification" from Germany for the torpedoing and sinking last Saturday of the 6,853-ton HoF-land-Amerika liner, Burgerdljk. . The Djay J 5 a" . 4v ir - - ..-4.t. $11,000,000 Trimmed CAPITOL HILL, Feb. 15 The Senate passed today a 11,032,- 784,115 appropriation for the Treasury and Poatoffice Depart' ments, voting them 111,000,000 less than the budget recommenda tions of President Roosevelt and nearly 1740,000,000 under the total given to them last year. The bill carrying the appropriations for the next fiscal year now goes back to the House for action on minor amendments. Virtually the entire reduction from last year's total was accounted for by bookkeeping changes tn the Treasury, so that it did not represent an actual saving. As a result of changes in Social Security financing, money for the old-age reserve account now is appropriated automatically, rather than by annual act of Congress. This accounted for 1500,000,000 of the cut under last year's total. aign Probers Named Vice President Garner annnlnt. ed Senators Guy M. Gillette, Iowa Democrat; John E. Miller, Arkansas Democrat; Lister Hill, Alabama Democrat; Clyde M. Reed, Kansas Reoublican. and rhnrln W. Tobey, New Hampshire Re- puoucan, as members of the Senatorial Campaign Investigating Committee. The Senate nreviouslv annrnverl a resolution expowering the committee to "police" the election nt presidential and vice presidential electors, as well as senators. It was given a $30,000 appropria- uun lor wis purpose. Campc The Eiinst Keiin Company WOODWARD AT ORATIOTj OPEN 9:30 U 3:30... SATURDAY TO ... CHERRY 9300 1 GRATWOOD COATS irith precious silvern SILVER FOX regulorly 79.50 specially priced! No time tile the present to save on Silver Fox trimmed ccats. These are tailored the masterly Gratwood way. Crested with pelts that glisten with silver . . . glow with quality. Even if you don't need a new coat now, buy for next season at this saving. For misses, 12 to 20; for women,. 38 to 44. ouoronfeeo? for i wo ieoson$' service KERN'S FIFTH FLOOR Naval Debate Ends The House cleared the way for final action on the 1966,772.000 Navy appropriation bill, possibly tomorrow, after hearing proposed construction of 75,000-ton super- oaiuesrups condemned aa "extremely unwise." It completed general debate on the huge supply bill a record for peace-time although trimmed $111,699,699 below President Roosevelt's estimates. Rep. Carl Vinson, Georgia Dem ocrat, chairman of the House Naval Committee, gave the bill his blessing but urged Congress not to be led astray by recent agitation for auperbattleships. He declared they should be undertak en only for "compelling reasons" which he contended do not now exist. Appealing for approval of the curtailed bill, Rep. Clarence J. McLeod, Michigan Republican, earn: "Let us not be culled into a war by our over-zealous preparations against it. Aa long as we have naval designers who advocate 65,- ouu-ion oaltlesnips for the resulting designing fees, we will have top-heavy destroyers and caoital ships with cracked etern posts." Threatens Walkout Senator Ellison D. ( Cotton Fdl Smith, South Carolina Democrat and picturesque dean of the Sen-'ate, declared that he would bolt his party If President Roosevelt runs for a third term. "If the present Incumbent Is renominated I will walk out and stay out," he said. "President Roosevelt Is demoralizing everyone else In the Democratic crowd. He hopes by his silence on a third term to persuade the Democrats to draft him. I'll vote for any Democrat who will respect the Constitution." New Housing Plan The United States Housing Authority announced a new financial program which, officials said, would permit investment of perhaps $400,000,000 of private capital In low-cost housing projects. Nathan Straus, USHA administrator, said that local housing authorities hereafter may raise as much as 50 per cent of the capital cost of their projects through public sale of their own securities. Urges World Bank A suggestion that . the United States "redistribute" its huge and mounting hoard of gold among nations willing to co-operate in "permanent peace" waa made by Senator Elmer Thomas, Oklahoma Democrat. Thomas told the Senate that this nation now had more than $18,000,000,000 of the estimated $28,000,000,000 of world monetary gold. He said the United States could set up a world bank with its gold supply and redistribute this by loans or sales as "the world's banker." Thomas rebuked Senator Arthur H. Vandenbcrg and others for criticizing the United States for buying Russian gold at $35 an ounce, thus enabling Russia to purchase munitions and other goods In this country. "The price of gold is set by law and we are not at war with Russia," Thomas said. Capital Notes Rep. John Lesinski, Michigan Democrat, introduced a bill giving immigration preference to Polisn orphans and refugees under 16 years of age who were, in Poland Sept. 1, 1939. . . . The Senate Labor Committee approved the nomination of Col. Philip Fleming to be wage-hour administrator. Decision Awaited in Adoption Case Arguments Finished in Custody Appeal Final arguments in the appeal to Circuit Court by Mrs. Sally McNarom, of 14216 Kentucky, for custody of Constance White, 3 years old, were concluded Thursday. . Judge Arthur Webster will render his decision after briefs are submitted by attorneys. Briefs must be filed before March 15. Mrs. McNarom appealed the de cision of Probate Judge D. J. Healy, who returned Constance to her mother, Mrs. Marcena White, of 7641 Dexter, Dec. 2 after the girl had been adopted by Mrs. McNarom. Mrs. White testified earlier that she had sought to regain custody of the girl within the legal ninety-day period. She said she had believed adoption merely meant the changing of the child's surname, and charged that Mrs. McNarom had refused to permit her to see the girl. Five Airlines Rewarded for Safety of Operations NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (A. P.) Five domestic airlines, with perfect operations records over a period of years, today were given safety awards by the National Safety Council, headed by Harry F. Guggenheim, industrialist and supporter of aviation research. They were the American Airlines, Eastern Air Lines, Pennsyl vania-Central Airlines, Northwest Airlines and Continental Air Lines. The council pointed out, how ever, that Transcontinental & Western Air and United Air Lines, as well as all but two of 13 car riers in a group which flies shorter distsnces daily, also had perfect saiety records in 1B3B. Wet HONOLULU, Feb. 15 (A.P.) Rainfall totaling 601.32 inches more than 50 feet was recorded at Mount Waialeale, Kauai Inland in 1939, Weather Bureau offlcals said today. Billion Is Lost on U.S. Loans Assets of 31 Agencies Total 12 Billions WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (A. P.) The Treasury reported to Congress today that borrowers from SI major Government corporations and lending agencies had defaulted on $1,053,742,488 in principal and interest payments. The 31 agencies have lent $24,- 970,549,831, the Treasury said, and their net assets are $12,400,000,000, as compared with net liabilities of $7,785,000,000. RFC Is Biggest Creditor , Secretary Henry Morgenthau made the report in compliance with the Byrd resolution approved by the Senate last session. It showed the Reconstruction Finance Corp. with the largest amount of arrears due $448,787,772. - Morgenthau said the agencies had taken over $880,905,469 "in property on debts, of which the Home Owners Loan Corp. accounted for $549,441,184. The Secretary said in a letter of transmittal that he believed some of the objections to the use of the corporate form of organize-1 1 o n for independent agencies might be met if Congress made provision for periodic checkups by outside auditors. U. S. Corners Farm Debt Also today the Monopoly Committee heard testimony that Federal lending agencies had acquired about 40 per cent of , the value of all farm mortgages. Norman Wall, an official of the Bureau ot Agricultural Economics, submitted figures showing that Individuals held another 40.4 per cent of the $7,071,000,000 debit in 1939, while life-insurance companies held 12.6 per cent and commercial banks 7.3 per cent. Wall said that approximately 3 per cent of the nation's farm acreage was owned by life-insurance companies or state and Federal lending agencies at the beginning of 1938. Junk Collector Is Jailed for Stealing Boy's Sled For stealing a ten-year-old boy's sled to use the runners for hauling junk, Clements Makloz, 61, of 1801 Beard, was found guilty of simple larceny Thursday by Recorder's Judge Joseph A. GilHs and sentenced to 30 days in jail. The complainant was Mrs. Marie Scannell, of 7111 Navy, mother of Harold Scannell. Harold told the court that he missed his sled last Thursday and on Saturday saw Makloz pulling a junk-hauling contraption through the alley on runners which Harold recognized as having come from his sled. With Ha'rold assisting, Detective William Gotts, of Fort Station found Makloz' home and arrested him. E. Ferry Block an Example of Zoning Law's Application -4 Dobbs Lynn Field . . . . s5 5 MART at first glance. The Lynn Field in its perfectly balanced style leads the trend to broader brims. Presented in two proportions and six colors. . Other Dobbs Hals, f7J0, f 10.00 nd f 20.00 Mtaies & fateft&i & WOODWARD at MONTCALM Opn Fveniitfi until Fr Partrltif rear f The Weather DETROIT AND VTCIN1TY M tl cloudy, followed bT intermittent ram or now Fnd,y merit and haturaaj; mini leraDerature Friday. LOWER MTfHIOAV Montly rlotidr. f Al lowed i.f iniArmittrnt inrht tmnw nortn and ruin or snow touth Fridav nirht and Saturday, and in ejttnrn wi, Friday afternoon: riamr urnperamr Friday, and In extreme northeast and extreme east- central Saturday. FPPER MICHIGAN MoMr cloudv. f Allowed by intermittent hrht now Saturday, and in went portion Fridav afternoon: rieinr temperature m east Friday: colder in we Saturday. LAKR MICHIGAN Moderate tn fresh anutleapt wtnda: nvercal Fridr. followed br lirht snow north and lit" at rain or now aoutn. OHIO Tnrreiwine r-loudineM. alirhflT warmer rndv; followed by nnow chanv- inr lo ram in eait nortinn rndar nitht and in went portion Friday afternoon or nirht ram Saturday, cnanrtnr to mow. followed br colder 10 a Iter noon and at nirnt. INDIANA Clntid. followed y iwra- lona) liirht rain tridaj and baturdky; warmer tnoay. WISCONSIN TlmirlT. followed hy Inter- mlttent liaht mow in northwest and north- central, ana tiT Jitrht innw or. rain in aoutb and extreme eat Friday and atur dar, except rhinnnr lo nrnt anow it wet and north Saturday? warmer in ex treme rist Fndav: r older in nest and cen tral portions fiaturdav. TT. 9. WEATHER BUREAU STATIONS THURSDAY, FEB. 15 9 r B S r n PI d' ildV S?iow f Mr ri. Alllnt Hl.marck Ro.lnn Buffalo fin"innatl ...Oar riftvHand .-. flar T-nv.p rvri. Hr.TROlT f'lfur nuluth f I'rty Evantviiia n'ftr Krankfnrt rl'rf. Salvtnn rirtr Grand Rapids f'kap firrn Bay . Pt fi r Indianapolis . rlrap .1 drkannrillai f'l H. Kamlonpa Cl'dT Kanaa. Tity . fl rir Ia Anrela ri.p Nfmphie (Tdr Miami .... Pt rl r MilwauVe Clrty Vnpl.-St. Paul .. TdT Montreal .Pt -l r Nw Orleans Rain V. Va.I. fl... Oklahoma Cil ...fl dy Omaha ... Tdr Parry ound rr Phnnix- Pt H y Pittuburrh Pnrl Arthur ftnnw ft JLmiia (;l dy Sail ljik. Cnyridr ?an 1ran'-i. ITdy t 4t M.n. f'l.a't. 1MI. Tlar "a.hinrton .. Oar Trlloinn" pit ..Pt c . 4'3 45 '.'8 2I no 3!i 17 22 3S 40 .11) 3 ft 25 37 30 34 an sit 4f 44 S SI M 114 31 SO 37 4.1 M 30 44 5H . 2 HI 40 n4 3J 62 27 4 M 3 42 11 ! OS flfi 14 1H 27 33 41 47 34 3H 4 8 13 52 M 53 34 311 23 22 R 29 14 21 1.1 8-2 A 10 2 ,13 in 1 24 12 47 .02 7 11 1 SS S -27 si 44 21 2-" 4.1 21 37 SI 0 33 11 1 SO . 20 .03 30 .. O 41 23 .0t 30 22 27 12 LOCAL DATA. Normal temperature Thursday: 15 d- lr freaa temperature Thursday was 25 d--rre Peparturs Trnm normsl Temperature: "Ir,. Mir. 4-1 ties res: sine Jsd. 1. 132 drawees. ne year aro Thursday: Hirhm tem. perature, 23 riesrsts; lowest. 2U dcrrsei; mean. 1 3 drsre-s. EtrrmH temperature ren. 13 In last 7 years: Hifheat. 5i decrees m 1S2I; lowest, 10 derrees below sero In 1375. Pretip'tation tor 24 hours enflea at 7:.m m. Toureday; Airport, trace; fitierai Buildine. trace. Departure from normal prectpitauon sin- Jan. 1 143 In-hes. The sun win rie rridsy s i.zi s m. Helsnve humidity at 7:30 a. nt . 73 per eni: 12:30 p. m.. 51: 7:30 p. m , HO. j he sun win set mm si n ut p. m. and rise Saturday at 7 '14 a. ro. The moon will riae Frinay at l.Zl V. m. and set Saturday at 3:13 a. m. HOCRLT TE.MPERATUBEi tl a. m 17 4 p. m 34 7 a. m 17 6 p. m S 3 a. m 1 P. m 3.1 5 a. m 13 7 p. 30 1 0 a. m 2 1 3 p. m 2 11 7 . m 27 15 poon ., .. a 10 p. m i 1 P. m 31 11 P m 24 J p m 31 8 p. m 3 Property fronting' on E. Ferry, between John R and Brush, provides a striking and typical example of the protective-restrictive character of Detroit'! proposed zoning- ordinance. As the ordinance is now drafted, all of this property would be restricted to one-family dwellings. Such was the purpose of the buildings when they were originally erected in what was formerly one of Detroit's best residential neigh borhoods. In recent years, the erection of numerous commercial structures and apartment buildings has destroyed the essentially residen tial character of the neighborhood. The E. Ferry block between John R and Brush has suffered no direct commercial Intrusion, Present roomlng-nouse use though not conforming with' th. ordinance, would not be outlawed since" the ordinance is not retro active. Adoption of the oniinanV." would, however, prohibit all other commercial intrusion in that block until such time as the pionertv owners demanded and obtained ah amendment to redistrict the are. This particular block, beinr the only one in its neighborhood, which has retained most of its original characteristics, is the only m, which is restricted to om.famjiv residences in that neighborhood Most of the property from E War' ren to Harper, between John R and Hastings, is designated by the ordinance for District RM4, uhirh permits the erection of four-storv multiple dwellings. ' 50 George Tecteau, Ltd. Special! ' New Spring 2-Trouser Suits Mor Sry! $ Mort Quality Mors Yalut Choice! Entire Stock of Orercoattnov tit corqeyectcauftd. JI33 WOODWARD AT COLUMBIA Btlwern the Fox and Palmi-Statt Thtatrti See the New March Esquire Arrow Shirts Here 89 3 12 midnuht 23 HOW Y J WOULD YOU I TRANSLATE Refrigeration Research Engineer Says: "DODGE HAS ALWAYS STOOD FOR BRILLIANHNGINEERING'' W. A. Pruett, of Los Angeles, Praises Looks, Luxury and Economy of 1940 Dodge V"VER the years I have seen J Dodge bring out one important new advancement after another," says Mr. Pruett "In scores of ways, Dodge engineering has led the way to greater comfort, safety and economy. Today, Dodge's traditional engineering leadership reaches its finest development in the 1940 Dodge Luxury Liner. It is not only tops in looks and luxury, but is the most economical of a long line of money-saving Dodge cars." To you, as a new-car buyer, isn't it good to know that the car that leads in style, beauty and luxury is the first choice of engineering experts? In fact, 4, 061 engineers bought Dodge cars in the last 12 months! Men who know car value buy Dodge ahead of other cars. So when you are admiring Dodge's eye-filling new beauty, its stunning interior appointments, its many new ideas, consider also Dodge engineering! It costs you nothing extra, yet iaasasSaaaaai!i z O ; day in and day out it will assure you brilliant performance.longer car life, fewer repair bills, and big savings on gas and oil! Why not inspect the new 1940 Dodge at your Dodge dealer ! right away? You'll wonder how such a big, luxurious car can sell for just a few dollars more than small cars! Ortolier, 193S, thrmh Stpltmh". W-"-Lstmat itf-uree evaiJafte. FstriuaM UeaeMSI Unless you laste Teacher's, you will never know why so many men hoM it their favorite Scotch . . . aU-3 II fV Teachers . f - Seofeh Whisky ; A A eiW - tt noof TEACHER'S scotch Mods sWks I M0 by Wi. Tsoct-st 1 So. Ud. GIotsoo ion u.J. 3Jnt$: Schisffslin & Co., new tot city . iupoiteu s-nc ON SALE AT SDD's, BETTER BARS AND STATE LIQUOR STORES

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