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Dedicated To The Progress Of - WILMINGTON Served by Leased Wire of the And Southeastern North ASSOCIATED PRESS Carolina With Complete Coverage of Stale and National News FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1940 + + ESTABLISHED 1867 MAUD’S NEW FRENCH CABINET FACES TROUBLE *• - Some Believe Regime Will Not Survive Short Of Satisfying Cross Section Of Nation’s Po litical Opinion 22 MINISTERS NAMED Ex-Premier Daladier Will Remain As Minister Of National Defense By JOHN LLOYD PARIS, March 21— UP) —1The quickly-created Paul Reynaud “push the war” cabinet of France headed immediately into trouble tonight, with some doubtful head shaking in French parliamentary quarters as to its chances of survival. Acting rapidly to suit the demand that France be spared a lengthy period without a government, Rey naud, finance minister in Edouard Daladier's regime, put an end to the original cabinet crisis in a single day but fell short of satisfying the whole cross-section of French poli tical opinion. Not Complete Union It was neither a small, compact government Reynaud produced nor a complete national union govern ment to take in all parties from right to left. The new cabinet has 22 ministers —three more than the Daladier gov. ernment which resigned yesterday, and two powerful rightist groups are not cooperating. Much of the parliamentary furore that brought on the fall of the Dala dier government was for a smad, wieldly cabinet. A possible sop to this demand was Reynaud’s creation within the cabinet of a “war committee" .lade up of himself, Camille Chautemps, who retains the vice-premiership ho held in the previous cabinet; ex Premie - Edouard Daladier, who re mains as minister of national de fense; George Mandel, new minister of colonies; Lucien Lamoureux, new minister of finance; and Raoul Dautry, armaments minister. Dau r (Continued on Page Seven; Col. 5) ; NLW BLUW UtALl TO LABOR BOARD House Committee Proposes Large Cut In Agency’s Appropriation WASHINGTON, March 21.—GD— The Labor Relations board, al ready under fire in congress be ! cause of its administrative policies, was dealt another blow today when I the house appropriations committee proposed a $337,000 cut In the $3. 180,000 appropriation recommended I for it by president Roosevelt. The committee declared the board to be "overstaffed,” recommended abolition of its economic research division headed by David Saposs and indirectly accused it of poor personnel management by suggest ing reductions in salaries for “em ■ ployes promoted too rapidly.” 1 Alleged radical views on the part of Saposs have figured in the cur rent investigation of the board by a I (Continued on Page Five; Col. 3) : 50,000 Readers... 50,000 Prospects.. 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Call 2800 To Start Your Want Ad Charge It * ^ * XXX ★★★ ★★★ Billion-Dollar Fa ^ > Bill Advanced Senate Okehs Several Fund Boosts, Loans Economy Advocates Are In Full Retreat As Measure Nears Passage SEA LOAN AUTHORIZED Body Recesses Until Today When Row Over Sugar Payments Develops WASHINGTON, March 21.—150— Wih economy advocates in full mat the senate today advanced 1 billion-dollar farm bill almost .. point of passage, but then taJ]e snarled in a dispute over gpr payments and recessed until worrow. ft chamber approved, one after increases its appropria las [ommittee had made in the Ilia bill. To the unusual accom pjniment of a unanimous roll call jft it endorsed $85,000,000 for *' removal of farm surpluses Bough distribution to the needy and through export subsidies. REA Loans Passed II also voted to direct the RFC lo make $40,000,000 of loans to the mrai electrification administration, nd approved a provision for $50, MI.OOO in loans to help farm ten ets acquire farms of their own. These loans are in addition to He (922.000,000 of appropriations (Maine! in the bill. The latter figure includes $212,000,000 to make “parity" payments—a purpose for “hich the house had voted nothing. Ibe parity payments were ap plied yesterday. The increases— despite some decreases—boost the Bite's farm appropriation more fa (200.000.000 above that of the sse measure. Toward the close of the day, Sen fa Ellender (D-La) sought to fate in the bill an amendment pro blag that Louisiana sugar grow th who increased their acreage “bile quotas were suspended last W should not be deprived of benefit payments. A recess halted * resultant dispute. Tbe 540.000,000 loan item for ex Itading rural electric lines caused h acrid exchange between Senator K: (R-Ohio) and Senator Norris (Ind-Neb), with numerous demo fa aiding Norris. •h far as I know not a single *“ cooperative is meeting its (Continued on Page Eleven) [RESIDENT SILENT I FARLEY’S RACE kkes Says No Candidate In Running Can Control Enough Votes JUSHIXGTOX, March 21.—UP>— liltr* ^'te House maintained j" ,ce 0r! Postmaster Genera1. !on,! A Parley's active candidacy e residency, Secretary Ickes •Mhe-line third term advocate, ktle°°ay .that no candidate now •tearUnnin? could control enough tominat^0 capture the democratic ^mentioned Farley, Vice-Pres t|( Urner and Paul v. McNutt, oc>ai security administrator. on Page Four; Col. 4) -WEATHER %th (Wir0RECAST J5 «howersma: rI?stly cI<>”dy, scat *kon sl|ghtly colder west list. r,da5'; Saturday, fair and ®»H-?o°!ical data for the 24 hours ' p- m- yesterday). '3), temperature ;®; 7:30 D3; 7:30 a m. 50; 1:30 p. Citui;i 4tl, P; ln- 49: maximum 55; ’ thean 52: normal 55. ? a. in -„H"oddity *;7:3» P ;m7:58a' “• 54; 1:30 Pi !«tl tor precipitation 1 : t0Olline.U7- enUing 7:30 P- m" 4itches. e flrst Of the month, Tides For Today ““hgton High Low .. 8:35a 3:20a "boto Inlet fl:0°P 3:48P ,, el - 6:20a 0:12a ft* 6:i3a • * 6:51P 12:39p [:25pl>nooiSetUn5S;ltia6:25p; m°0n' stage at Fay ^itinuer) «tt Page Five; Col. 4) -—-*_ (__Bla£ t>VfX€.attan .«cPf -- Midtown Manhattan being “blacked out’’ by a tremendous cloud of dense, black smoke that drifted more than eight miles from a fire at the White Tar Co., plant at Kearny, N. J. Note shadow of smoke darkening entire width of island. National Guard Armory Dedicated In Lumberton HARRINGTON SPEAKS* Governor Hoey And Others Take Part In Civic-Mili tary Ceremonies BY JACK SHARPE LUMBERTON, March 21.—Lum berton’s massive new $104,000 ar mory-auditorium was dedicated today in an elaborate program that fea tured addresses by Col. F. C. Har rington, national WPA administra tor, and'Governor Clyde R. Hoey and a parade that drew a crowd of from 8,000 to 10,000 spectators. A civic and military theme key noted the ceremony, both speakers pointing to the possibilities of the building in peace and in war—‘‘if it comes.” Military bands and national guard units marched in the parade with floats entered by clubs and civic organizations of Robeson county, Lumberton and other towns. Great Event One of the biggest events in the history of Lumberton, the celebra tion marked completion of the larg est armory built with WPA aid in the south. More than 2.000 persons filled the main auditorium for the speaking program, and the crowd packing the streets for the parade was estimated by Mayor E. M. John son at 8,000 to 10,000. Distinguished guests were enter tained at a 100-plate dinner after the armory ceremony, and an after noon air show and a dance in the armory tonight rounded out the pro- ^ gram. The building was pointed out by < Col. Harrington as evidence of "tan- < gible wealth created by work,” and he grouped it with other armories, hospitals and school buildings as “the < best possible answer to that segment of our citizenry who even today per- ^ sists in informing us that WPA workers do nothing but lean on their shovels." . , “It is becoming increasingly hard for anyone to say that WPA workers ^ (Continued on Page Four; Col. 7) j MORRISON TRIAL SCHEDULED SOON Henderson Says He Will Not Accept Guilty Plea In Slaying Case Juvenile T. A. Henderson yesterday set for trial early "fXt week Zelda Deloris Morrison, indict ed by the New Hanover county grand jury for the murder of her william H. Morrison, father, William f wealthy Canadian, on the night °f January 21 at their home no the Carolina Beach road. Judge Henderson declined to name the exact day on which the trial will be opened, saying there ar angles to be investigated before hazelda is to be represented at the (Continued on Page Eleven* Flyer Is Drowned When Plane Falls Into Lake CHICAGO, March 21.— UP> — An airplane burdened by ice and beset by a snow storm sank in Lake Michigan today— drowning one flyer but bringing prompt rescue to his two com panions. Orville Rose, 49, perished in the cold water before he could be hauled aboard a tug. The others, William Conrad, 31, and Merle Hogan, 37, were brought to shore and rushed to a hos pital for treatment for shock and exposure. The men, all aviators and all residents of Detroit, left Detroit at 9:30 a. m. today. They stopped in South Bend, Ind., and then took off for Chicago. They were within four miles— or four minutes normal flying time—of the Municipal airport when Pilot Conrad brought the monoplane down on the lake. CHANGE IN ROAD SIGNS REQUESTED Distinction Of ‘North’ And ‘South’ On Highway 17 Markers Is Asked B. Whiteside, district engineer of he state highway and public works ommission at Clinton, wlm handles ill road sign work in this section, vas requested yesterday by the hamber of commerce to make a listinction of “North” and “South i n U. S. highway 17 markers with- j n the city as a benefit to tourists ising the highway in north-south ravel. The request was made upon the 1 eceipt of a letter here by Police 1 Jhief Joseph C. Rourk from W. H. ..enz, of St. Johnsville, N. Y., who tated that due to a confusion in ' he signs he traveled to Jackson- * dlle, N. C., while intending to go outh, thereby causing him to trav 1 100 miles out of the way. Lenz stated in his letter that a (Continued on Page Eleven) i HIGHWAY PROJECT FUNDS PROVIDEI Money Made Available T< Widen Important Sec tion Of Route 17 E. V. Webb, of Kinston, distric commissioner of the state highwa and public works commission, yei terday informed the Wilmingto chamber of commerce that tb money for the widening of U. S highway 17, between Dixon and th Onsloy-Pender county line, a dii tance of approximately 10 miles, ha been appropriated. Instructions have been issued t prepare plans and to receive bid for the work, which will cost bi tween $125,000 and $150,000, Con missioner Webb stated in his lett.ei “I am unable to say definitely a this time that work will be starte cy May 1, however, we are attemp ing to get it under construction a soon as possible,” he stated. Commissioner Webb also assure the local trade body that traffic ca continue over the highway whil work is in progress. “As a result of the developmer cf equipment for use in work of thi nature, it will be possible for us t dandle traffic over the road whil the work is being carried on b clocking half sections of the road a work progresses. We expect to hai die traffic in this manner and n< use detours,” he said. -- Nazis Damage Eleven Ships During Raids Furious Air Assault And Sporadic Sub Attacks Also Take 39 Lives NEUTRAL VESSELS HIT Admiralty Denies German Claims Of Having De stroyed Nine Warships By DREW MIDDELTON LONDON, March 31.—VP)—A Fu rious German air ^ssault and spor adic submarine attacks hit 11 Brit ish and neutral ships and tcsk at least 39 lives in the last two days late British reports showed tonight, The 1,654-ton Danish motorship Algier was torpedoed in the Atlantic and sank in three minutes, 20 sur vivors who reached shore alter 1C hours in a lifeboat said. Four crew ■ members and a woman passenger were lost. Mystery The extent of damage in a Ger (man air raid on a British convoj last night remained a mystery. The admidalty said German claims of having sunk nine war ships and merchantmen were “ir ^ excxess’’; that three ships first re ported bombed “now are safe"; ant that two others were damaged bu reached port. The latter five vessels w-ere listei respectively as: the Norwegiar *• Svinta, 1,267, tons and Tora Elise v 721 tons, the Swedish Utkloppan 1,599 tons, the Norwegian Erlin; 11 Lindoe, 1,281 tons, and the BritisI ® Northern Coast, 1,211 tons. '• Other casualties in the two-da; e campaign: Bothal (Danish) 2,109 tons; II 3 crew members lost; Viking (Danish) 1,153 tons; V o crew members lost; s Barn Hill (British), five lost; i- Albionic (British) 2,468 tons - burned after being hit by an lncen '■ diary bomb; t Minsk (Danish) 1,229 tons; sunl 3 by torpedo and shellfire. A German bomber flew over th< a Shetland Islands today but wai driven away by British pursui , planes. Five Killed 1 3 Five crew men were killed an< six injured when another BritisI vessel, her name undisclosed, wai 1 bombed Wednesday off the south 3 east coast. 0 The lone German raider vanishec e from above the Shetlands whei v British rose to give chase. N< s bombs were dropped. Despite the toll of shipping, Bri (Continued on Page Four; Col. 61 Gasolme-rire righting Equipment Is Advocated The urgent need for additional equipment for use in fighting fires n Wilmington was emphasized last light by Fire Chief J. Ludie Croom, ollowng a recommendation by the rrand jury yesterday that such iquipment be purchased. ' “If one of the more than 250 arge oil trucks passing through he city streets every day should ipring a leak,” Chief Croom said, 'our department would be almost mtirely helpless. “There would be practically noth ng we could do toward preventing he. fire from growing into a major lonflagration,” the chief said. The department now has only one foam generator and about 500 pounds of powder. “This would last about ten minutes,” Croom said. The chief brought out that in order to protect lives and property in "Wilmington, the fire department needs at least six additional foam generators, a truck to carry them, and about five tons of powder. He said all the necessary equip ment could be purchased for less than $3,500. . “Wilmington is the second larg est gasoline terminal in the United States,” he said, “but we are prob (Continued on Page Five; Col. 5) HULL REBUKES CROMWELL FOR RECENT STRONG ANTI-GERMAN. PRO-ALLY TALK WASHINGTON, March 21 — (/P) — James H. R. Cromwell, fledgling U. S. minister to Can ada and husband of the “world’s richest girl,” was publicly re buked by Secretary of State Hull tonight for a strong anti-German pro-Ally speech. Hull dispatched a telegram to Cromwell saying that the speech he made at Toronto Tuesday violated "standing instructions” and was likely to "disturb the relations between this and other governments-” The secretary “asked” the minister not to do it ngain, and there were indications that if he did, stronger measures would be taken. Cromwell, husband of the former Doris Duke, tobacco heiress, was at his New Jersey home, but Hull sent his telegram to the American legation at Ot tawa, the minister’s official resi dence. A tempest of congressional criticism and demands for the “unneutral” minister’s recall had followed the speech, which was an emphatic condemnation of the nazis and an expression of desire for Allied victory as a (boon to the world. Senator Walsh (D-Mass) added his voice to the protests today, saying his views were expressed by a Philips Academy, Andover, Mass., pro fessor, who wrote: “Some pressure must be brought to bear to recall the minister, or Washington author ities must disavow his remarks.” The letter was presented to the senate foreign relations commit tee in the form of a petition by Walsh along with a protest from the Harvard university chapter of the American Independence league Hull’s telegram to the young diplomat, who has been at his post only two months, said: “Public discussion of contro versial polices of other govern ments, particularly with govern ments engaged in war, without the prior knowledge and per mission of this government, is not in accord with such (stand ing) instructions.” Hull sent his telegram after receiving this afternoon an of ficial text of Cromwell’s address and examining it. (Continued on -Page Five; Col. 3). ( *-———-— Wilmingtonians Request Bailey To Seek Passage Of Rivers-Harbors Bill Senator Josiali W. Bailey, chairman of the senate com merce committee, was requested yesterday in a telegram by Wil mington firms and organiza tions interested in the develop ment of the port here to do all in his power to bring about passage of a rivers and har bors bill at this session of con gress. In the telegram they pointed out the senator at the last session of congress promised to have a bill ready for passage this past January and none has been passed yet. “The people here are looking to you for relief,” the telegram to the senator said. The text of the telegram: “It now seems definite that with the present progress the river and harbor improvements for the Pc it of Wilmington, ap proved by the board of engi neers and passed by the lower house of congress, are tempo rarily doomed. “The people of this entire section were expecting the turning basin and the Cape Fear river to be widened and deepened this year. Our as sumption that this would be done was in accord with infor mation received from you dur ing the last congress. It was our understanding from you at that time that the bill might be expected to pass last January and that we might reasonably expect the work to be done from appropriations made during the last congress. “From our investigation it (Continued on Page Four; Col. 6) Income Tax Collections Amount To$621,000,000 - Income Tax Payments Cut Into Idle Money WASHINGTON, March 21 — UP) ■— Annual income tax pay | ments cut deeply into the idle money of banks last week. The Rederal Reserve board said that in the week ended March 20—while bank depositors were withdrawing cash to pay their obligations to the federal treasury—the amount of lendable excess reserves of banks declined $190,000,000 to a total of $5,590, , 000,000. The decline temporarily check I ed a rising trend in excess re t serves. TWO LINERS BEGIN MYSTERY VOYAGES Britain’s Queen Mary Fol lows Mauretania Out Of New York Harbor NEW YORK, March 21. —I® — Two darkened ocean greyhounds representing a $45,000,000 invest ment and carrying 1,000 jaunty British tars raced through tranquil waters tonight on mysterious voy ages expected to place them in troopship service between Australia and the Near East. The $25,000,000, 81,235-ton Queen Mary, pride of the British mer chant marine until the recent ad vent o fthe somnolent Queen Eliza beth, hoisted anchors early today to follow the 35,739-ton, $20,000,000 Mauretania in the trooper service. Reports from Long Branch, N. J-, said the Queen Mary passed there heading south at 28 knots, ghostlike in her coat of a new hue of gray. The armed Mauretania, contain ing a power plant sufficient to sup ply electricity for a city of 100,000, was also believed to be heading south. Customs officials said she cleared for Bermuda but pointed out that she was at liberty to change her destination at sea. Each vessel has been placed on Germanys shoot-on-sight list as an armed raider. No arms were visi ble on the Queen Mary as she slipped down the harbor in full view of morning ferry-boat commuters from New jersey. While British officials in New York maintained a stony silence, the most persistent report was that the liners would go to Australia to carry soldiers to the Near East. The Queen Mary was an impres sive sight as she nosed slowly into the sun-lit Hudson from her 50th street pier, leaving the Queen Eliza (Continued on Page Eleven) MORGENTHAU PLEASED Revenue Received During First 20 Days Shows 31.2 Per Cent Increase WASHINGTON. March 21—(2P)~ Secretary Morgenthau, jubilantly re porting that income tax receipts were running “comfortably ahead’ of estimates, disclosed today thal collections in the first 20 days oi March totaled $621,000,000. This was an increase of 31.2 pel cent over the $473,000,000 collectec in the similar period of last year. The treasury secretary said flatly however, that there was "not i chance” that the year’s excess ovei estimates would equal the $460,000, 000 the President Roosevelt has sale should be raised from new taxes i; there is to be no increase in thi $45,000,000,000 debt limit. Will Restrict Bonds To postpone the day when the debt limit will be reached, Morgen thau announced that, beginninf April 1, sale of United States sav ings (baby) bonds would be restrict ed to individuals. Heretofore, he estimated, corpora tions, banks, partnerships and othe group purchasers have been buyin; 25 to 30 per cent of the baby bonds Bonds totalling $3,805,957,700 il maturity value have been sold. Limiting the sale of the bonds wil tend to postpone arrival at the deb limit because the bonds, unlike othe: federal securities, bear no interest but increase in face amount over t period of ten years. Thus, whei the treasury borrows $75 by sellinj a baby bond, it uses up $100 of it: borrowing power, because that i (Continued on Page Seven; Col. 1) CORRESPONDENTS VIEW RAID SCENE Only Two Of Buildings Seei At Sylt Show Signs Of Extensive Damage BY ALVIN J. STEINKOPF HORNUM, Island of Sylt, Marcl 21. — UP) — Three American news papermen ferried to this Germai air base by Field Marshal Herman i Goering’s own plane and by specia train from the mainland across tin Hindenburg dam, tonight viewei the results of a 6-hour British bomb ing raid. Only two of the buildings whicl we saw showed signs of extensivi damage. We did not see evidence o direct hits on hangars, nor wer< we able to discover, on our inspec (Continued on Page Seven; Col. 2) TLe European War Situation (By The Associated Press) PARIS. — Premier Paul Rey naud’s new cabinet faces trou ble. LONDON. — Admiralty ac knowledges 11 British and neu tral ships attacked in two days with 39 lives lost; Chamberlain to revamp cabinet during par liamentary Easter recess. HORNUM, Island of Sylt.— American correspondents view British bomb damage; Germans claim a>r raids ineffective. NEW YORK. — Liner Queen Mary follows Mauretania to sea, probably to be British troop shjp.