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HITES FOR ALLENS
HELD IN COLUMBUS
Victims Wear ueico
ble funeral services for Mrs.
P1 Alien and Richard Allen, 35,
>ide victims of near
held from the late resi
Irs. Allen yesterday af
at 2 o’clock.
*rT1° Rev Mr. Wescott, of White
conducted the services. Inter
* , fouowed in the Rogers ceme
£ near Pelco.
... deaths occurred Saturday
111. when Allen shot and killed
®0rnl Allen, his sister-in-law, and
't1f' waikc’d behind a barn and
S himself with a shotgun,
coroner Joe Sikes, of Columbus
,V ruled that it was a case
“'murder-suicide and that no in
°* ' wni be held. The only ex
,tf tion for Allen’s actions was
fiatement by neighbors that he
“■'been "a little off” for some
time
Mrs Allen is survived by her
,her husband and by five
moinwf v
small children.
FiChard Allen is survived by his
voider and three brothers and
three sisters.
ictive pallbearers were: A. A.
HiUburn, Q. M. Lemon, A. A. Peter
french Bordeaux, Gordon
Hobbs. K. W. Croom, Jake Rives.
Glen Glisson, Lacy Wise, Roy Wil
w l Hobbs and Marion
son, " •
Johnson.
WAVE OF FREEZING
WEATHER CONTINUES
(Continued from Page One)
damage the cold weather has
wrought on water lines. Farm
agents said that the cold had dam
aged crops to some extent, but to
what degree was not known.
ill in al, the city seemed tc hi
bernate yesterday and made plans
for enduring the cold wave for
some time longer.
Few cars were on the highways
and last night only a few minor
accidents had been reported.
If the cold wave lasts a few more
days, it will surpass the lengthy
cold weather experienced at one
time in Wilmington in 1917 and
ISIS, when the temperature was be
low freezing for 11 days.
The current cold wave has lasted
for 10 days, with only one day be
ing above the freezing mark. But as
it stands now the record for below
freezing weather seems destined to
be at least eight days in all.
MERCURY DIVES
CHARLOTTE, Jan. 28.—C®—The
mercury dived again in North Caro
lina early today, breaking records at
some places, but later a brilliant
sun tempered the coldness of the
day and at a few places some of
the snow which fell early in the
week began to melt a little.
Sub-zero readings in the early
hours were still common. The per
sistence of sub-freezing tempera
tures froze over many streams. But
late in the afternoon the thermome
ters got above freezing in many
Places—for the first time in several
days. And the weather man said
temperatures would rise again to
morrow.
Larger Cities Cold
j The range at the Charlotte air
port was —1 at 6:30 a. m. and 33
at 3:30, Greensboro had a mini
mum of —2 at midnight and a high
of 30 at 3 p. m. Durham had a
low of —6 and a high of 32. Ra
leigh had a low of 10 and a high
of 32.
-^ —u vt ae liic ii_> vv cot uu
r cord there. Albemarle had a —7
"hich also broke all records since
they have been kept. Henderson
also reported a. record was broken
there when the mercury dived to
e>?ht below zero. The cold mod
erated at Henderson a little in the
afternoon but did not go above 20
it inston-Salem reported an offi
cial reading of 10 below. The high
temperature for the day in the
T"'in City was 37 above.
The Yadkin river was frozen over
from North Wilkesboro to below
Elkin.
Ihe mercury hit 11 below at
•Salisbury.
FLORIDA SUFFERS
hvEW ORLEANS, Jan. 28.—CSO—
cep south Florida reeled unlder
a parting, multi-million-dollar blow
May while sunshine slowly broke
^titers ten-day siege of blighting
cold across the south and middle
west.
The bitterest weather of 24 years
drove sub-freezing temperatures to
the southernmost tip of Peninsular
Florida to wipe out truck crops
roughly valued at $15,000,000 in
only two counties, with reports still
lacking from other rich farm areas.
First estimates from Miami were
that nine hours of sub-freezing
weather, with an unofficial low of
24, caused virtual 100 per cent loss
in Dade county vegetable crops
valued at from $7,000,000 to $10,
000,0000.
Slightly to the north in Fort
Lauderdale, indications were that
Broward county lost beans and
other truck crops with a possible
value of $5,000,000. Plans already
were shaping to ask U. S. funds
for replanting.
Florida even contributed to the
list of weather-connected deaths
which reached 126 for the current
cold offensive and neared the 400
mark for the past three weeks.
States reporting deaths from such
weather-connected causes as fires,
freezing, traffic accidents, etc., in
cluded: Arkansas 3; California 2;
Colorado 2; District of Columbia 2;
Florida 3; Georgia 5; Illinois 6;
Indiana 5; Kentucky 3; Louisiana
4; Massachusetts 2; Mississippi 4;
New Jersey l; New York 15; North
Carolina 3; North Dakota 2; Ohio
19; Oklahoma 5; South Carolina 6;
South Dakota 4; Tennessee 5; Tex
as 6; Virginia 8; West Virginia 7;
Wisconsin 4.
Two elderly tourists from Penn
sylvania were found dead in their
room at Sarasota, Fla., and offi
cers said they were killed by gas
while trying to keep warm. A
three-year-old child was fatally
burned near Panama City while
helping another child build a fire,
and several persons were burned
seriously while attempting to heat
homes with emergency facilities.
¥ i iiuc a iuiiua s uucc-uay siury
it mounting damage reached its
iisastrous climax, temperatures and
iveather-depressed spirits rose slow
ly across the south. Forecasts call
ed for relatively high minima from
Texas to Virginia tonight with
sub-zero readings disappearing for
the first time in a week.
Although Florida was warned of
anothen frosty night, forecasters
noted temperatures well above
freezing in Oklahoma, Arkansas,
Texas and even up into the plains
states and Montana, and promised
the worst was over, with pros
pects that definitely balmy tem
peratures would blot out week-old
snow blankets from Mississippi to
Virginia in the next few days.
Conditions in the east, far south
west and Pacific coast areas were
normal with temperatures about
seasonable or somewhat above.
Florida’s minimum temperatures
ranged from 10 above at upstate
Deland to 42 at Key West, south
ernmost U. S. city, which lies at
the tip of a long string of islands
a scant 90 miles north of tropical
Cuba.
Hardier citrus growth in the
deep south Florida area escaped
major damage but fruit growers to
the north already had suffered
losses which may run into the mil
lions but which citrus men declin
ed to estimate, pleading that they
were too busy trying to salvage
part of the crop.
MEAD ADVOCATES
AID TO HOSPITALS
(Continued from Page One)
hospital program which President
Roosevelt has been advocating.
Mead said he would introduce
the legislation this week and that
it would call for long term loans—
50 years at 2 per cent interest—
with one third of the fund, $100,
000,000 ‘‘wholly devoted to hospital
projects.”
‘‘This will be a modest, conserva
tive proposal,” Mead said in a
statement. ‘‘It will not provide for
public grants. Every cent that is
loaned for this worthwhile type of
construction will be repaid to the
United States treasury.”
In addition to hospitals, the fi
nancing would be used for water
and sewage systems and the reduc
tion of stream pollution, he said.
Health and hospital leaders who
have conferred with the President
have mentioned a more modest
program of $10,000,000 for building
small one-story, frame hospitals in
communities now lacking these.
The President also has talked about
federal grants and use of relief la
bor on these, with local support
and administration.
Mead said he would propose
loans to “public bodies and, in the
case of hospitals, to non-profit or
ganizations” such as privately own
ed and operated institutions of re
ligious, fraternal and educational
organizations.
In addition to providing long
term low-interest financing for in
stitutions needing such aid, Mead
said the program would meet the
need for continued stimulation of
the heavy, durable goods industries;
in view of employment require
ments both in the skilled and un
skilled fields and in view of the
liquidation in the near future of
the existing PWA program.
Under his proposal, the loan pro
gram would be administered by the
the federal works agency.
MOVE TO ASSIST
CHINA ADVANCED
(Continued From Page One)
rights if she is to continue trading
with the United States. Hull was
represented as opposing complica
tion of this situation by congression
al consideration of a matter mvolv
ing many controversial phrases.
AIR CORPS FATALITIES
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. —I®
There were only 55 fatalities in ®
air corps in 1938 out of 695 in the
entire army. Motor vehicle acci
dents caused 89 deaths- i
CHARGES AGAINST
COUGHLIN TO BE
PROBED BY U. S.
(Continued from Page One)
made no specific reference to
any persons or groups who might
be investigated. He said evi
dence would be gathered in va
rious sections of the country and j
presented to the Brooklyn grand
jury which is weighing the
cases of the Christian Fronters.
Rogge, who said he was giving
full time to the case, left this
evening for Minneapolis. He ]
planned to spend Monday there,
Tuesday in Chicago and return 1
here Wednesday. ;
He said he would confer in 1
Chicago with U. S. Attorney
William J. Campbell, who was 1
asked by Jackson to cooperate
“by furnishing all helpful evi- (
dence’’ in the case. i
Rogge, 36 years old, is head of
the criminal division of the at- i
torney general’s office, with i
technical jurisdiction throughout
the country.
A native of Petersburg, HI., he ,
studied law at Harvard and en- i
gaged in private practice in Chi
cago before entering govern
ment service.
He is a specialist in income
tax and corporate law and was
assistant general counsel of the
SEC when he was appointed to
his present post last May.
TOM COOPER ENTERS
RACE FOR GOVERNOR
(Continued from Page One)
eigh, L. Lee Gravely of Rocky
Mount, Lieut. Gov. W. P. Horton
)f Pittsboro, and Revenue Com
nissioner A. J. Maxwell of Ra
eigh. Paul Grady of Kenly ami
Willis Smith of Raleigh, have said
:hey will announce this week.
Proposes Agreement
Cooper said he would ask all of
the candidates to sign two agree
ments with him. His proposals
ire:
1. That all candidates speak from
the platform in public debates, and
that no campaign speeches be made
except from public debate plat
forms where all other candidates
are appearing.
2. That the high man in the first
primary be unopposed in the second
primary.
“I want the boys—the more the
merrier—to meet me on the same
platform,” he grinned.
“Governor Hoey has said he
wants a short campaign. I propose
that we shorten it by eliminating
the second primary.”
Cooper was born in Mullins, S. C.,
and is 56 years old. He was con
nected with a Wilmington bank
which failed in 1923, and served a
term in state prison and a term in
federal prison following convictions
of banking irregulartities.
He represented New Hanover
county in the legislature in 1935
and 1937, and was elected mayor of
Wilmington in 1937. He also is
commissioner of public safety in
that city.
Will Ask For Leave
Cooper said he would ask for a
60-day leave of absence without
pay from his Wilmington duties,
so that he could campaign for gov
ernor. If his suggestion for public
debates among candidates is re
jected, he will make a sound-truck
campaign of the state.
In answer to questions by report
ers, Cooper said the state’s t'ree
per cent sales tax should be re
duced by one-half of one per cent
each biennium, until the levy was
completely repealed.
He said he favored local option
control of liquor, cheaper license
tag fees for automobiles, and high
er salaries for school teachers.
Teachers, he said, also should have
a “reasonable retirement or pension
fund, and if I am elected governor
they will receive it, or I will resign.”
He replied as follows to ques
tions:
AJclLMJi- A SldllU UIICA1U1V
for organized labor . . .am equally
as strong for capital. If I am elect
ed governor it will be my purpose
to see that capital and labor do not
lock horns, but to the contrary
that they lock arms.”
Judges salaries—“I am not op
posed to judges’ getting a decent
salary, but I am opposed to any
men or set of men getting an in
crease of $1,500 in pay who does
not need it, when school teachers
receive less than $1,000 a year.”
Automobile license tags—"I am
for $5 automobile tags for passen
ger cars, with 30 days grace in or
der that the poor people who have
spent all their money at Christmas
may have an opportunity to drive
their cars, and also for the benefit
of farming folks, so they can get to
town in the event of bad weather.
Pensions
Pensions—Pensions should be set
up for teachers, and also for fire
men and policemen. Non-resident
fire insurance companies should be
taxed to provide retirement funds
for firemen, and non-resident auto
mobile insurance companies should
be taxed two per cent to provide re
tirement funds for policemen.
Agriculture—"I think the farmers
have been hell-hacked long enough,
but how we can help them is a
matter which will require a lot of
study by a practical farmer. I am
in favor of doing everything rea
sonable to alleviate troubles of
farmers. I was born and reared on
a farm—started plowing when I
was 13, when my father died.”
Liquor—"I am in favor of each
county’s running its own affairs.
I am opposed to liquor in all its
forms and do not know of any man
who has ever been benefited
by use of liquor in any of its
forms ... I am opposed to putting
liquor in any county unless the
people say at the ballot box that
they are in favor of it.”
Copper was asked how he would
'ind the money for school teach
ers’ pensions and salary raises, in
dew of the fact that he proposed
he ultimate repeal of the sales
ax and cheaper automobile tags.
3e replied:
“There are lots of automobiles
lot in use today because they have
10 tags. If We cut to $5, we will
>ut more cars on the road and
hey will burn more gas and pay
iix cents a gallon tax on gas they
ise.
Special Tags
“Then I propose to let the more
vealthy folks have special tags
vith their initials on them, and
>ay double for this identification.
Then, too, the state really does
lot need this money as it has a
mrplus fund and is in position to
>ut on an extensive road building
irogram at this time. At least, the
iommissioner of revenue says so.
Revenues lost by repeal of the
ax, he asserted, could be more than
iffset by reducing crime.
“Crime cost the state of North
Carolina last year more than four
imes what we paid into the public
ichool funds,’’ he added.
The Wilmington mayor said" he
lid not know where he would es
ablish his campaign headquarters,
ind concluded: “Probably under
ny hat.”
RED TROOPS MAY
ESCAPE DEFEAT
(Continued From Page One)
lad ended, at least temporarily, on
his front.
Continued unofficial reports told
>f a large body of Soviet troops
:>ractically encircled by Finns in
:he Kitela region where Finnish
nfantrymen were aided extensive
y by Finnish coastal artillery to
he south and east.
Without Supplies
This body of trapped Soviet sol
liers was believed to be almost en
:irely without food supplies al
:hugh a Russian relief unit wets
reported attempting to fight his
way in front the northeast.
Finnish forces were said to be
blocking the path of the Russian
relief unit at a point 20 miles
north of Kitela where railway
transportatiop has been cut. The
relief men must cross a river to
reach their trapped comrades.
Finland’s tactics of permitting
enemy heavy tanks and artillery
columns to penetrate into the Fin
nish wilderness before being cut off
piecemeal on the narrow highways
were said to be bringing continued
success on other sectors too.
Communique
The communique today said:
"Land: On the (Karelian) isthmus
nothing new.
Northeast of Lake Ladoga enemy
attacks were weaker on Jan. 27 than
during previous' days. Nevertheless
the enemy’s losses in killed mounted
in the course of the day to some hun
dreds. Our troops dispersed a col
mn of about 200 horses and destroy
ed three tanks.
“In the Aittojoki sector lively pa
trol activity on both sides. One ene
my tank was destroyed.
"In the direction of Ilomantsi our
troops repulsed enemy attacks car
ried out by fairly small detachments.
"Sea: On the naval front only ac
tivity by our coastal batteries and
coastal defense infantry detachments
on flanks of the land front.
"Aair: On Jan. 27 enemy aircraft
carried out flights in north Finlind,
in which connection Savokoski,
Kuhmo, Sotkamo, Leiksa, etc., were
bombed by fairly small air detach
ments. According to reports now
available one civilian was wounded
During the day two enemy planes
>vcic aiii.'i, buna.
BOMBERS DRIVEN AWAY
VIIPURI, Finland, Jan. 28.—(2P—
Nine Russian bombing planes at
tempted to raid this ancient Finnish
city today but were driven off by
defense fighting craft, which have
been shewing increased efficiency.
No bombs were dropped. The
planes were reported to have come
from bass in Estonia.
Fighting' on the Kareiian isthmus
today was confined mostly to artil
lery exchanges with the Finnish bat
teries reporting a number of direct
hits, including one on a field kitchen
which was serving food to Red army
troops.
The Finns showed foreign corres
pondents several Russian prisoners
fresh from the front. All appeareJ
better-equipped and better-trainei
than the contingents used at the
start of the war.
WEATHER DAMAGES
FLORIDA'S CROPS
(Continued From Page One)
escaped injury, elsewhere in the
state it suffered “very heavy dam
age,” Meteorologist E. S. Ellison of
the federal-state frost warning ser
vice said. The cold he added, "un
questionably did great harm” to
South Florida’s sugar cane crop.
The forecast for tonight and to
morrow morning was “not quite so
cold,” bunt heavy frost and sub
freezing weather were predicted far
down the peninsula into South Flor
ida and light frost and about freez
CONGRESS SLASHES
$200,000,000 FROM
FIVE MONEY BILLS
(Continued From Page One)
subcommittee. House cut by $11,
491,000.
The goal of economy advocates is
to effect sufficient reductions in
President Roosevelt’s “bedrock”
budget to avoid the necessity either
of levying new taxes, or increasing
the present statutory limit of $15,•
000,000,000 on the public debt.
Mr. Roosevelt proposed a budget
calculated to stay within the public
debt limit, but it was predicated
upon collecting $46,000,000 of new
revenue by levying a special de
fense tax.
A sizeable group in congress has
made clear that it regards ad< i
tional taxes as unwise, particularly
in an election year.
The full house appropriations
committee will pass upon the Agri
culture department bill before it is
reported to the house Tuesday.
Most congress members expect
this measure to furnish the real
test of economy sentiment. The
President’s recommendations in
cluded no item for farm parity pay
priated $225,000,000 last year. A
block of farm state senators already
has served notice that an effort will
be made to add money for this pur
pose.
Both house and senate have only
routine business scheduled for to
morrow.
The special house committee in
vestigating the labor board will con
tinue questioning the board’s re
view attorneys. The ways and
means committee, entering its last
week of hearings on proposed ex
tension of the Reciprocal Trade Act,
will hear witnesses representing in
dustry and farm interests.
FIVE GUNMEN ROB
BENNETT, LOUISE
(Continued From Page One)
sat on it. “We’ll have to take you
with the coat, lady,’’ he said.
“You’ll have to hurry,” she replied,
“there’s someone coming.”
With that the robbers, apparently
frightened, jumped into their car and
fled. In their haste they overlooked
the diamond earrings and a brooch
worn by Miss Bennett, and valued at
$4,500. Ainley also carried $400 in
cash but no attempt was made to
search him, he said.
Miss Bennett complained to the po
lice, “this is a fine thing to have
happen. First we go to a charity
performance and then we get robbed.
We didn’t see a cop all over the
loop.”
At her hotel just before she left
for St. Louis, where her play "Easy
Virtue” opens tomorrow night, Miss
Bennett declared, "it all seems like
a bad dream. I have notified by
agent in Hollywood and the insur
ance company and have sent home
the rest of my valuable jewelry.
“I shall never again wear any of
my real jewels in the midwest, but
shall only use imitations.”
GARDENIAS SAVE $4,500
ST, LOUIS, Jan. 28.— <A>) — Still
quite jittery, Constance Bennett, ex
plained tonight how a lei of gar
denias she was wearing around her
neck saved her $4,500 diamond
brooch and earrings in a Chicago
street holdup early today.
ine masaea nooaiums men xo
yank off her $7,500 mink coat but
apparently did not see the brooch
and earrings, said the blue-eyed
movie actress on her arrival here to
begin a week’s stage engagement.
She was wearing the precious wrap.
Her only jewelry were two plain
gold earrings.
Miss Bennett said she did not ask
for police protection here, but per
sonally thanked three officers who
escorted her to a downtown hotel.
Later she told how the robbers
"pointed two guns at me—one at my
ribs and one at my head.”
"My first thought was ‘I’m in
Chicago,’ ” she said.
"Ainley (Richard Ainley, her lead
ing man) tried to fight. I told him
not to be foolish.”
The holdup men apparently did
not recognize their victims.
ing temperatures in the extreme
southern portions of the state.
Low readings today, capping an
11-day cold wave, ranged from 10
degrees above zero near Deland and
17 degrees in uncultivated parts of
the Everglades to 42 degrees at Key
West, the southermost city in the
United States.
Citrus growers and packers de
clined to estimate the extent of
damage to the huge orange, grape
fruit and tangerine crop. They said
they were too busy attempting to
salvage what they could by getting
their best fruit to the market be
fore the weather moderates and de
terioration follows.
The state citrus commission sus
pended its band against issuance of
inspection certificates on Sunday so
that packing houses might receive
fruit from groves today and get it
started to market.
There wa sgreat activity in many
groves and packing houses. Grow
ers rushed their fruit to be packed
and inspected, then hurried back
to protect their trees and remaining
crops against tonight’s frigid at
tack.
One state citrus inspector explain
ed that the fruit “is perfectly all
right in every way” if picked and
marketed before the weather grows
warmer.
FRENCH, GERMANS
BATTLE ON FRONT
(Continued from Page One)
new wave” of German submarines
preying on Allied shipping.
Depth mines already have pro
duced results against the subma
rines, the high command said,
though the number of craft destroy
ed was difficult to determine. No
further details of the anti-subma
rine campaign were disclosed.
Snow, cold and a low ceiling halt
ed land and air activity on the
western front where the morning
high command communique said
there was “nothing to report.”
French observers estimated that
approximately 25 German subma
rines were taking part in the new
Lliive against HHiieu snipping, inej
said the submarines put to sea
about Jan. 22 and represented one
third of the 75 or 80 submarines
the nazis now were believed here
to have in commission.
These sources said they expected
the submarine campaign to last for
some two weeks more before they
exhausted their supplies and had to
put back into port.
Several Arrested After
Effort To Stage Revolt
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, Jan. 28.
—<.P)—A number of persons, includ
ing several soldiers, were reported
to have been arrested today in the
northern coastal city of Esmerald
as, capital of Esmeraldas province,
after an alleged attempt to tor
ment a revolt.
Advices from the city said munic
ipal council sessions were forced to
end when citizens invaded the coun
cil chamber accusing some mem
bers of using public funds for their
own purposes.
Provincial authorities upheld the
council members, and an official an
nouncement said army officers then
tried to bribe troops into revolting
against civil authorities.
Mrs. Olivia E. McCraw
Dies In Hospital Here
Mrs. Olivia E. McCraw, 62, died
at a local hospital yesterday after
noon at 12:40 o’clock after an ex
tended illness.
She was a daughter of the late
James H. Wright and Mary E. War
ren, of Wilmington, N. C.
She is survived by two daughters,
Mrs. H. Buttlemen and Mrs. Law
rence B. Flanagan, of Florence, S.
C.; one brother, J. A. Wright, of
Waycross Ga.: two grandchildren,
Mary Wright and Tom McCraw
and several neices and nephews.
Funeral arrangements will be an
nounced later.
Rainer Will Appear In
Red Cross Benefit Show
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28. — (IP) —
Luise Rainer, twice winner of the
Motion Picture Academy award,
will appear in a Red Cross benefit
production here on February 26.
Arrangements for the perform
ance were made by officials of the
National Red Cross, including Miss
Mabel T. Boardman, national secre
tary. The play, with the supporting
cast drawn from the Washington
Civic theater, will be George Ber
nard Shaw’s “Saint Joan.”
English Rail Traffic
Disrupted By Weather
LONDON, Jan. 28.—CP>—Weather
conditions over the week-end dis
rupted rail traffic in England arj
Scotland with some trains more
than 12 hours behind schedule.
The Scottish Royal mail arrived
in London at 5:10 p. m., 12 1-2 hours
late.
WOODRUFF FLAYS
HULL'S POSITION
(Continued From Page One)
cratic senator and representative
from Tennessee.
As a witness before the house
ways and means committee on a
pending resolution to extend the
trade agreements act for three
years, Hull opposed a proposal, fav
ored by many republicans, that
future trade treaties be ratified by
the senate.
BEULAH MEIER'S
3-Day
REMOVAL
SAL®
Starts Today
SmnING 0UT 0UR EN*
f IRR STOCK OF HIGH
SAWS WINTER MER
JS^SE. EVERY
1H,NG MUST BE SOLD!
Beulah Meier
^RESS^HOI^
C. A. JONES MAKES
APPEAL TO HOEY
Father Of Brunswick Girl
Killed By School Bus
Writes Governor
C. A. Jones, of Leland, father of
Rachel Valeria Jones, six-year-old
school child who was killed when
struck by a school bus last week,
has appealed to Governor Hoey to
take steps for the "prevention of
another tragedy.”
Mr. Jones’ letter to the governor
reads as follows:
“On the day of January 24 at
4:35 p. m., my child, Rachel Valeria
Jones, age six years, was killed by
a school bus driven by a school stu
dent driver.
“I hope the death of my child
and the frief of its mother will be
justifiable enough in the prevention
of another tragedy, such as it was
in our case. I am not asking any
personal favors, but am hoping
that the death of this innocent
child will be the means of saving
some other from a similar fate in
the future.”
Great Britain Sells
Many U. S. Securities
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.—W—
The treasury disclosed today that
in the first two months of the war
Great Britain sold nearly 10 per
cent of its readily marketable
American securities, presumably to
get cash for munitions.
British investors, acting under
strict government control, sold
$25,072,000 worth of American se
curities in September and $47,971,
000 worth in October, or a total of
$73,043,000. Although total British
investments in the United States
are far over $3,000,000,000, the fed
eral reserve board estimated re
cently that at the beginning of the
war the readily marketable Ameri
can securities owned by Britons
amounted to only $735,000,000.
Because the treasury deliberate
ly withholds such international
monetary figures for three months
to prevent their being used by
speculators, no statistics on sales
since October are available.
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it was reported on high authority
today.
The Allied envoys were uncles
stood to have informed the Ruman*
ian cabinet that if Rumania per*
sists in her plan to force French
and British oil companies in that
country to furnish oil to Germany,
al ltrade relations may be broken
off. French and British, along with
Aemrican companies, own the great
er part of the Rumanian oil indus
try.
The French and British already
had protested against exercise of
Rumanian government authority
over the oil companies in such a
way as to force them to supply fuel
for the Reich’s military machine.
Germany has countered with tha
warnin gthat she must have larger
quantities of Rumanian oil or she
will be forced to take other mea
sures. To impress upon Rumanians
the urgency with which the matter
is regarded, Berlin is reported to|
have told Bucharest that oil is al
matter of life cr death for the
Reich.
Road-Railway Crossing
Accidents Kill 1,0971
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28. — (,T> —
The Association of American Rail
roads reported today that tlier*
were 1,097 fatalities from highway
railroad crossing accidents in th*
first 10 months of 1939, a decreasa
of 62 from the same period of 1938,
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