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__ «•_ t Weather Forecast Increasing cloudiness, lowest tempera* _ .... . , . _ ture about 32 tonight; tomorrow mostly Established id 1852 cloud;, snow or rain by night. Temper* atures today—Highest, 40, at 2 p.m.; Most people tn Washington have The lowest, 20, at 7:30 a.m. star delivered to their homes every From the United States Weather Bureau report. . . _ . . fuii details on Pate a-2. evening end Sunday morning. I Closing New York Markets, Page 18. ■——————————— ~ . UP) Means Associated Press. 88th YEAR. No. 34,989,_._WASHINGTON, D, g, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1940—FIFTY PAGES. *** THREE CENTS. Sweden Rejects Finland's Appeal For Direct Military Assistance; Reds Penetrate Defenses Further * Must Have Help or Seek Peace, Helsinki Said To Have Warned By the Associated Press. STOCKHOLM, Feb. 14.—Premier Per Albin Hansson declared today that a request by Finland for “transport of Swedish military groups to Finland” had been declined bn the ground that Sweden’s position in regard to assisting her neighbors was unchanged. Hansson’s statement, contained in a communique, wa3 oc casioned by reports in the Stockholm press that Finnish govern ment leaders had informed Sweden they must have more help or face the necessity of “concluding peace with the Soviet in a manner greatly concerning Sweden.” (In Paris a French government spokesman said France was sending a great many anti-tank guns to Finland as well as other artillery and airplanes. He added that any foreign resident in France volunteering to join the Finnish Army would be permitted to leave the country.) 4 Aid for Injured Provided. The communique said: "On various occasions the Swedish government has entertained from the Finnish government proposals concerning deliveries of necessities. These proposals generally could be filled. The question 4 giving injured and invalided care in Sweden also was discussed, as well as sending civil workers from Sweden to Finland. “Steps were taken in these respects. “During a visit in Stockholm, members of the Finnish govern ment then took up the question of personal military assistance. Only last Tuesday the Finnish foreign minister had talks about this matter with the Swedish Prime Minister, the foreign minister and the minister of defense. “On this occasion the transport of Swedish military troops was requested. From the Swedish side, the matter was referred to the enunciated Swedish principles governing assistance to Finland as declared in the speech of the Swedish Prime Minister in the Swedish Riksdag January 17, and which were generally accepted. “There has been no change in this position.” in tne speech mentioned,' • Hansson declared Sweden would' \ give Finland all material and humanitarian help possible, but that her efforts would be limited to such assistance. No official mention was made of * published reports that Finland, if unable to obtain direct military aid from Sweden, would request and re ceive such aid from Britain and France. Assistance from this direc tion would entail the question of whether Sweden and Norway would permit transportation across their frontiers. k Some diplomatic circles believe that Sweden, with her neutrality status becoming increasingly deli cate as Finland's urgency increases under Russian pressure, may soon issue an official declaration on this matter. Question of Neutrality. From the Swedish standpoint, it is a question of whether Moscow and Berlin would regard the passage through Sweden of British or French volunteers as a violation of her neu trality. While refraining from giving out right military aid to Finland, the Swedish government has placed no obstacles in the path of Swedes de siring to volunteer for Finnish serv ice. Many officers and men have resigned from the Swedish Army to go to Finland to fight. > Estimates on the number of Swed ish volunteers now bearing arms for Finland vary greatly. Dispatches from Copenhagen in January put the number at 6,000, but unofficial figures from Helsinki estimated the total at about 1,000. It is known that at least four contingents of Swedish volunteers have reached Finland, and one of these con tingents—according to reports from Stockholm—numbered 500 men. Reports from the war front also have indicated that Swedish flyers have been active in Finland, espec ially in the Arctic Salla front and northeast of Lake Ladoga. surrender Alternative. The newspaper Aftenbladet said Finland had declared she either must conclude peace with Soviet Russia or get direct help from the western powers. The paper said the Finns thus could be expected within a day or so to accept offers of military aid from the western powers against the Russia;! invasion. (Britain and France already are giving a measure of military aid; Aftenbladet ap parently means sending regular troops.) After debating the matter of direct military help for four days, the paper said, the Swedish gov ernment decided it could net * give direct aid, although the Fin nish delegation said the alternatives were a peace “on conditions greatly concerning Sweden,” or help from the West with the understanding that Sweden and Norway would permit passage of troops. Britain Held Unlikely To Send Finland Troops LONDON, Feb. 15 (&).—British today minimized the possibility of regular troops being sent quickly by the western powers to aid Finland in comment on Stockholm advices that Finland would ask such aid as an alternative to suing for peace with Russia. They said# that aside from politi cal considerations it would be dif ficult technically for the allies to place sizable active service detach ments on the Finnish battle front immediately. Trained Troops Occupied. Most of Britain’s trained troops are either in France or engaged in training conscripts—the latest of whom, 23-year-olds, will register tomorrow. One source asserted Britain has an army in training for conditions “different from those in Finland. I “Any British troops would require I 1 f a period of seasoning and acclimati zation Unless they were to fill hos pitals instead of trenches, and that would take too long for them to be of aid in the Mannerheim Line crisis. “It would seem like the present is either too late or too soon if all aspects are considered for the allies formally to send active service units to Finland's aid.” Aid Offer Unconfirmed. There was no confirmation in London of any formal offer of active military aid to Finland. Observers, however, expressed the belief Britain was not ready to enter the Finnish-Russian conflict openly since such action might consolidate German-Russian relations and cre ate new fronts in the western war before the British army is at full strength. It was pointed out, though, that the official attitude concerning troops did not interfere with indi vidual volunteering, which the gov ernment has sanctioned. French Claim Victories For Planes in Finland PARIS, Feb. 16 (A*).—French war planes sent to .the aid of Finland already have scored “a certain num ber of victories” against Soviet Rus sia, published reports said today. French artillery also was said to be helping the Finns. Armaments Minister Raoul Dau try, meanwhile, presented new tanks and other armored vehicles to the French government in a ceremony somewhere in France. The new equipment was built in what was called the “incredibly short” time of one and a half months. Hitler Paper Declares Finn Defeat Inevitable B» the Associated Press. BERLIN, Feb. 16 OP).—Adolf Hit ler’s newspaper Voelkischer Beo bachter in a three-column article today asserted that a complete de feat of Finland by Russia is in evitable. The article repeated the familiar German contention that England hopes to prolong the Russian-Fin nish conflict by persuading the Scandinavian countries to jump in to help the Finns. “Much of the world press which is sympathetic to Finland has pub lished wild reports of Finn victories when under winter conditions the Finns succeeded occasionally in tfut ting Russian communications,” Beo bachter said. Two Danish Ships Reported Torpedoed By the Associated Press. LONDON, Feb. 16.—Reuters, Brit ish news agency, reported it un derstood two Danish ships, the 1,066 ton passenger vessel Sleipner and the 1,064-ton RJ»one, had been tor pedoed oft the east; coast of Eng land early today and were feared lost. It said 6 persons were believed saved from the Rhone and 12 from the Sleipner. The total aboard each was not given, however. The agency also reported two Norwegian vessels were overdue and presumed to have been lost. They were the 1,000-ton Bisp, which left a British port January 20 with a cargo of coal for Nor way, and the 1,168-ton Start. The Bisp had a crew of 16. The wreckage of a ship identi fied as Norwegian was washed ashore on the Scottish coast, but the name of the vessel could not be deter mined. The British destroyer which the admiralty said sank two German submarines on February 9 was of ficially disclosed to have been the Antelope, a 1,350-ton ship of the Acasta class, built In 1927. b f ■ r—. - i * Alarm Spreads At Signs Finns Are Cracking Scandinavians and Allies Fearful Of Red Victory By the Associated Press. Finland’s first signs of cracking spread alarm through Britain, France and the three Scandinavian countries, who don't wish to become battlefields. The ponderous Soviet war ma chine admittedly has beaten the Finns at several points during the past week. Soviet assertions of spe cific captures of forts in the famed Mannerheim Line were scoffed at by the Finns a week ago, but now they announce reverses. They emphasize the seriousness of these defeats by repeated calls for the world to help them before it is too late. Two classes of reserves—men 42 and 43 years old—have been called to the colors. This is the 16th day of the big Soviet drive northwestward along the Karelian Isthmus toward Fin land's second city, Viipuri. Soviet communiques beginning February 8 have claimed capture of 153 “forts” of various importance in the Man nerheim Line, The Finns admit only (See ALARM,—Page A-4.) Jesse Jones Expects Finland to Survive Russian Invasion 'There Will Be a Finnish Government for Long Time/ House Unit Told By J. A. O’LEARY. A prediction that Russia will not be able to crush the spirit of the Finnish people by the current inva sion was made tbday by Federal Loan Administrator Jesse Jones at the opening of House hearings on the question of further aid to Fin land for non-military supplies. Lending Finland $20,000,000 will not decide the war, “but, in my opinion, the spirit of the Finnish people will not be crushed,” Mr.' Jones told the committee. “Some of the present generation may be killed off. but I believe there will be a Finnish government for a long time, and that it will pay its debts,” the loan administrator added. He made the statement when asked by Representative Gifford, Re publican, of Massachusetts if he would have to find that Finland could repay the loan. Mr. Gifford told Mr. Jones he wanted to go on record “as wanting you to lend Finland as much as you can and for whatever purpose you can.” He was only trying to find out, he said, whether the bank would have to feel sure repayment would be possible. “When this war is over,” Mr. Jones predicted, “I do not believe the map of Europe will be greatly changed. I think there still will be a Finland, a Norway, Denmark and Sweden.” Committee Recesses. Representative Wolcott, Repub lican. of Michigan declared that if the pending bill were put on the basis of helping Finland, "I don’t believe a handful of members of Congress would oppose it, but we want’ to maintain our neutral posi tion.” Mr. Wolcott was criticizing the form in which the issue is presented by the Senate-approved bill, namely to increase the general lending au thority of the Export-Import Bank by $100,000,000, with discretion to ad vance $20,000,000 of that total to Finland. Although all of the committee (See FINNISH LOAN, Page A-4.) Russians Holding Position Within Summa Village By the Associated Press. HELSINKI, Feb. 16.—The Finnish command admitted today the Rus sians had penetrated farther into Finland’s Mannerheim Line posi tions in the great battle of the Ka relian Isthmus, but declared that Russian gains had been bought at the price of great losses. This acknowledgement of Russian gains in the 16-day-old battle was made in the army’s daily commu nique issued shortly after a Finnish military informant admitted that the invading Red Army had seized at least a part of the village of Summa. Around that village the severest part of the isthmus battle has been raging. A Finnish spokesman acknowl edged that even though the Russians are suffering “great losses,” the seri ousness of the battle is not thereby minimized. He stressed that the de fenders have fewer men, guns ana airplanes than the invaders. The situation recalled repeated assertions of the Finns that against this tremendous power they must some day have help. Red Gains Acknowledged. After already having acknowl edged some Russian gains on Feb ruary 13, the Finns in their com munique today said: "East of the Summa sector and at a couple of outpoints in a defile be tween Lake Huolo and the Vuoski River the enemy succeeded in pene trating to our positions.” “Elsewhere attacks were re pulsed.” said the communique of other isthmus fighting, and semi official advices up to the time of issuance of the communique indi cated that the Finnish Mannerheim Line, the country’s main line of de fense, was holding firm. The line is a deep series of forti fications so arranged that positions can be lost without necessarily risk ing a serious break. The communique said the de fenders repulsed attacks northeast of Lake Ladoga, where “our forces captured one of the enemy's posi tions.” The Russian losses were said to be “heavy.” Farther north, at Kuhmo, “de struction of isolated enemy detach ments continued," said the com munique. ‘ The Finns reported they bombed Russian encampments and railways and stations behind the Russian lines, and “engaged in several suc cessful air battles.” The communique said 500 Russian planes took part in raids on the isth mus in which earlier advices had reported 34 persons were killed and 60 injured in raids on towns. Viipurl, Pappeenranta and Riikimaki all were bombed. The Finns said they shot down eight enemy planes. Main Attention on Isthmus. Principal attention continued to be centered on the isthmus fighting, in which the Russians 16 days ago launched a great offensive which has been almost ceaseless since and in which the Finns state they have mowed the invading troops down “like wheat.” A military informant said prior to issuance of today’s communique that the Rusisans had made no gains since February 13. But, he said, the Russians were (See FINLAND, Page A-4.) Artillery Duel Fought, Paris Sources Declare By the Associated Press. PARIS, Feb. 16.—French and German artillery shelled each other in the region of the Biles River west of ^.he Vosges Mountains, military sources reported today, but failed to change the positions of the oppos ing lines. Heavy snowstorms were reported along the front. A French warship was said to have attacked a German submarine, but the result was not known imme diately. The French high command com munique reported: “Artillery action on both sides of the Blies.” Summary of Today's Star Page. Amuse ments, B-14-15 Comics - -.C-8-9 Editorials _ A-10 Finance A-17 Lost, Found, C-4 Page. Obituary ...A-12 Radio _A-14 Society _B-3 Sports _C-l-3 Woman’s Page -B-2 Foreign Russians penetrate deeper into Fin nish defenses. Page A-l Alarm spreads at signs of Finland cracking. Page A-l Sweden rejects Finnish plea for di rect military aid. Page A-l National House hears attack on Labor Board and New Deal. Page A-l Republican Committee picks June 24 for national convention. Page A-l Jesse Jones sees Finns surviving in vasion by Russians. Page A-l House farm leaders see little chance for certificate plan. Page A-3 House due to act today on $966,772, 000 naval bill. Page A-3 President stirs speculation on pur pose of cruise. Page A-4 Storm's death toll in East reaches sixty. Page A-5 Dies committeemen raise objections to hearing Coughlin. Page A-6 New Qrleans Mayor defends oil eamihgs. Page A-13’ Washington and Vicinity Children’s Bureau expert hits Re ceiving Home. Page A-l Snow or rain predicted here by to morrow night. Pue A-5 Sports center plans approved by commission. Page B-l U. F. W. A. opens fight on Federal budget cuts. Page B-l Closing of liquor stores at 6 p.m. considered. Page B-l Fire routs occupants of 10 two-story houses in row here. Page B-l Editorial and Comment This and That. PageA-10 Answers to Questions. PageA-10 Letters to The Star. PageA-10 David Lawrence. Page A-ll Alsop and Klntner. Page A-ll Frederic William Wile. Page A-ll Constantine Brown. Page A-ll Charles Q. Ross. Page A-ll Sports ^ Williams is rated bast of Nats’ slab rookies. Page C-l Maryland and C. U. hold college sports stage. Page C-l D. C. Tennis players not affected by expense limit. Page C-2 Star basket ball tourney looms as big scramble. Page C-3 Miscellany Nature's Children. Page B-8 Vital Statistics. PageB-10 City News in Brief. Page B-10 Service Orders. Page B-ll Of Hearts and Song. Page C-4 Bedtime Story. Page C-8 Cross-word Puzzle. Page C-8 Letter-Out. Page C-8 Winning Contract. Page C-9 Uncle Ray’s Comer. Page C-9 fiFWfteWOMrT] }K0OmLT.IU\toLrA loUTOFTHBCOHyJSl /tiohmdsj-Ay jg f OWT.' 7 M Guam Improvements Tentatively Rejected By House, 123 to 114 Harbor Work Opposed As Step in Arming Which Might Anger Japan BULLETIN. The House passed a $965,772,000 Navy appropriation bill this afternoon. By th» Associated Press. The House tentatively rejected today for the second time in less than a year a naval proposal for harbor Improvements to make the little Pacific Island of Guam a naval “lookout” post. By a teller vote of 123 to 114. the House adopted an amendment by Representative Richards, Democrat, j of South Carolina, to eliminate1 funds for the work from the S966, 772.000 naval appropriation bill. Under the rules, however, a roll call vote may be demanded on the amendment before the bill is finally passed by the House. Trouble With Japan Feared. A score or more members fought the proposal vigorously on the ground that the suggested improve ments constituted the first step toward fortification of the tiny island—some 1.500 miles from Tokio —and thus might be a source of trouble with Japan. One argument advanced by Mr. Richards was that approval of the project would lead to abandonment of this country’s plan for giving the Philippines their independence. The South Carolinian, one of the Representatives who successfully fought a somewhat similar proposal last year, said it was “not a wise thing" for the United States to undertake such a project “6,000 miles from home, where we have nothing to defend but this one small island in the midst of 1,000 Japanese mandated islands”—especially, he added, inasmuch as Japan is not considered friendly to this country. Fortification Move Seen. Mr. Richards said that although the Navy describes the project—a harbor-dredging and breakwater building job—as "harmless,” it actually would lead to fortification of the tiny island. “If you embark on a policy of fortifying Guam,” he declared, “the movement will follow, just as sure as you are sitting here, to abandon plans for getting out of the Phil ippines.” Representative Miller, Republican, of Connecticut, the first member to speak in defense of the Guam expenditure, said that he looked upon it as “a safety measure.” “I can’t see any connection be tween this appropriation and the fortification of Guam. “I would not want to take re sponsibility for refusing this im provement and then read a few months from now of an accident to a Clipper ship.” Foes of the Guam project were victorious last year in a fight against a more ambitious program, but the Navy came right back with a request for $1,000,000 to start work on a $3,000,000 harbor dredging and breakwater construction job. The Navy said the improvements were desired solely to make Guam's coral-studded, surf-swept harbor (See CONGRESS, Page A-3J Eastern Shore Slaying Suspect Is Caught By the Associated Press. SNOW HILL, Md., Feb. 16.—A colored suspect, sought for five days In the slaying of Harvey Pilchard, Stockton farmer, was captured by State police today on the farm of Harvey Redden. He was placed in a police car, which sped away before many of the civilian searchers knew he was in custody. It was not known where he was being taken. Pour other colored persons arrested in the case are in the Harford County Jail at Bel Air. State troopers, county officers and a civilian posse had searched a swamp near here for three days in search of the suspect. A mob of about 1,000 men smashed into the Snow Hill jail Tuesday night and took two colored women they believed knew of the suspect’s hide-out. The women were rescued by State police. Mr. Pilchard was shot to death and his wife wounded Sunday by three colored men, who entered their home and demanded money. Spinach a Fake, Says Doctor, as Thousands Cheer By the Associated Press. REDLANDS. Calif.. Feb. 16.— Mother and dad can be wrong. Dr Roger Truesdale, nationally known food chemist, told a civic organization science has learned that “the calcium properties of spinach are not available to the human system. Only 20 per cent of its iron is available. “But this is not the worst of it. The oxilate radical in spinach pre cipitates the calcium from other foods and carries it away. “After all. youngsters have been exactly right in their tearful re sistance to the supposed builder of sturdy bodies.”. Japanese Bequeathed $200,000 Jailed Again For $500 Alimony Shima Arrested Month After Release Secured By Widow's Mortgage Jesse S. Shima, 34-year-old Japa nese who was left $200,000 by the late Mrs. Mary P. Henderson, his employer, was sent back to jail to day because of his inability to pay $500 back alimony. Shima was in jail from August 15 to January 12 due to failure to pay a $500 bond designed to keep him in the District of Columbia. Justice F. Dickinson Letts ordered Shima to pay the $500 back alimony or serve 60 days in jail when Shima appeared before him today. Widow Mortgaged Home. Shima was released from jail a month ago after a Japanese wom an, widow of a sailor in the Amer ican Navy, mortgaged her home here to put up the money necessary to gain her fellow-countryman his freedom. He was re-arrested today on Jus tice Lett’s order after he appeared in court under a rule to show cause why he should not be held in con tempt of court for alleged failure to pay up the back money. Vivian O. Hill, Shima's attorney, told the court it was an outrage that the man should be jailed when he has $27,000 coming to him from the Union Trust Co. as a part of the Henderson estate funds. The money, Mr. Hill explained, is tied up in litigation by Shima’s estranged wife and her father. Mr. Hill said that his client lacks the necessary funds to pay the $500 ordered today, explaining Shima had lost his money in a resturant ven ture in Stamford, Conn. Representing Shima's wife, Mrs. (See SHIMA, Page A-5.) Two Virginia Watermen Found Frozen to Death By the Associated Press. EASTVILLE, Va„ Peb. 16.—Two 63-year-old Eastern Shore watermen were found frozen to death in their oyster boat last night, 350 yards from their boathouse on Chinco teague Bay. James East and “Jake” Barnes, brothers-in-law, were caught in the violent blizzard of Wednesday after noon soon after they had begun oystering at their beds off Locust ville. One body was found sitting in the bow and the other in the stern of the boat. The men's clothing had been soaked, and their boots were full of ice. Rescuers said a stove and fuel were in the cabin on the nearby boathouse. D. C. Receiving Home Is 'Far From Ideal/ U. S. Expert Finds Space Is Greatest Need, Visitor From Children's Bureau Discovers <Pictures on Page AS.) A fresh indictment of condi tions at the District’s Receiving Home for Children came today from a United States Children's Bureau expert assigned to make a survey for the Public Health Subcommittee of the House District Committee. Miss Elsa Castendyck, director of the bureau's delinquency division, described conditions at the home as "far from ideal” after making a detailed inspection this morning. “The home is frightfully over crowded and sadly lacking in rec reational space,” she told Grady H. Leonard, superintendent, who es corted her through the four-story structure, formerly an apartment house. Beds Too Close Together. muss i/asieaaycK was particularly critical of the setup in the sleeping quarters. In one room for colored boys, she noted there were 12 beds, some of them pushed flush against the others. In another room there were 14 beds. "This setup is far below the stand ards we set for such institutions,” she remarked. “The beds should be at least 18 inches apart.” Mr. Leonard explained, however, that it was impossible to do this because of the limited amount of space At times, he told Miss Cas tendyck, part of the lone recrea tional room must be utilized as sleeping quarters. Miss Castendyck declared she considered the building far from adequate, and commented that more outside play space should be provided. Superintendent Agrees. She asked Supt. Leonard what he considered his major problems. He said lack of space for recreational activities and lack of facilities for segregation of children. Asked to comment further, Miss Castendyck said she preferred to wait until she has prepared her re port tot. Chairman D’Alesandro of the Public Health Subcommittee. She said she might pay another visit to the institution, but that that would depend on the wishes of the subcommittee. She is scheduled to appear before the committee when it begins its investigation of the Receiving Home next Tuesday. Miss Castendyck was accompanied on her tour today by Miss Alice Scott Nutt, assistant director of the delinquency division. Penal Inquiry Planned. Conditions in District penal in sittutions also are to be investigated by the Public Health Subcommittee, Chairman D’Alesandro announced earlier today. The subcommittee virtually has completed its inquiry into condi tions at the Home for the Aged and Infirm at Blue Plains. "I have heard a lot of reports about overcrowding at the District Reformatory and Workhouse,” said Representative D’Alesandro, “and I propose to look into conditions at these institutions before my sub committee prepares its report.” MayWait 10 Days. He indicated it would be another week or 10 days before the subcom mittee starts an investigation at Lorton and Occoquan, Va. The subcommittee will hold its next meeting Tuesday at 10:30 ajn. at which time it proposes to call Miss Fay L. Bentley, judge of the juvenile court. Mr. Leonard and Robert E. Bondy, director of public welfare, also are to be witnesses. Mr. Bondy testified earlier in the week and recommended replacement of the present receiving home. Parking Error at Train Track Costs Mail Hauler His Auto By « Staff Correspondent of The Star. BOWIE, Md„ Feb. 18.—The first mistake Charles E. Clark has made in more than 10 years of hauling the mail between the local Post Office and railroad station cost him his automobile—1929 vintage—today. Since he took over the mail con tract, Mr. Clark had parked his car, without a slip up, in the exact spot to switch mail between the machine and Pennsylvania Railroad trains during their brief halts here an their runs North and tenth. He erred slightly in judgment this morning, however, and backed onto the tracks while preparing to place a mail shipment on a Wash ington-bound local. An electric locomotive pulling a Boston - to-Washington train, and preceding the local into Bowie, de molished the automobile a few sec onds after Mr. Clark leaped to safety, carrying the mail with him. The car burst into flames and the Bowie fire Department extinguished the fire. M Republicans Sei June 24 for Convention - Sit^to Be Selected This Afternoon; Hamilton Speaks By G. COULD LINCOLN. The Republican National Com mittee today fixed Monday, June 24, as the date for the party's national convention at which candidates for President and Vice President will be nominated and a national platform adopted. The convention city will be se lected at a meeting of the National Committee this afternoon. Cities making bids for the convention will be heard. Chicago and Philadelphia are vieing for the honor of holding the convention. Philadelphia, it is un derstood, has raised $166,000 in cash. Chicago is withholding its cash bid until the last minute. Hamilton Issues Challenge. Earlier, Chairman John Hamilton of the National Committee hurled a challenge to the Democrats to re nominate President Roosevelt. He addressed the committee as its meeting opened at the Willard Hotel. "We do not know who the candi date of the opposition will be,’* said Mr. Hamilton. "We can’t select him, and their convention date, too” (he was referring to the fact that the Democratic National Committee has been unwilling to fix a date for their national con vention until after the Republicans had done so.) “But if we had the power, the greatest service we could render this country would be to nominate as the Democratic candidate Frank lin D. Roosevelt. Then we would have a clear-cut issue and once and for all we would have a show down on the New Deal. Franklin Roosevelt and the third term—and we would finish off all three.” Democrats to Act. Following action of the Repub licans today. Democratic National Chairman James A. Farley is now expected to select a date for his party’s convention later than that of the Republicans. Two dates were presented to the Republican National Committee to day—the ffrst, June 24, and the second, July 1. The committee, by ; a voice vote, approved June 24 and ■ its action was made unanimous. The July 1 date was proposed by National Committeeman Owlett of Pennsyl vania on the theory that it would be advantageous for the Republicans to nominate their candidates on July 4, Independence Day, and that the convention should be held In Philadelphia, where the independ ence of this country was originally declared. The committee then took a recess until 2 p.m. The delegate membership of the Republican National Convention will be 1,000, as it was in 1936. With few exceptions, the delegate apportion ment to the States is exactly the same. Dr. Glenn Frank, former president of Wisconsin University, submitted to the National Committee the report of the Program Committee in execu tive session. This report, the work of nearly two years, will be made public Monday morning. Treasurer Reports All Bills Paid. Chairman Hamilton read to the committee the report of the treas urer1; C. B. Goodspead, showing the committee has a balance on hand of $9,283 after having met all its obligations. On January 1, 1939, the committee was $678,242 in debt, due to the deficit from the 1936 campaign. The balance on hand was $29,074. In the closing weeks of 1939 and the first week of 1940 a special drive was put on to wipe out the deficit, sponsored by former Senator George Wharton Pepper of Pennsylvania, Sewell L. Avery, Jere miah Milbank, Edgar M. Queeny, Silas H. Strawn and E. T. Weir. The drive was entirely successful. Reports showed that from January 1, 1939, to February 15, 1940, total contributions received were $1,478, 428. The committee elected Repre- ' sentative Reece of Tennessee to be a member of the Executive Commit tee. succeeding the late Representa tive Taylor of Tennessee. Mr. Reece was nominated for this office by Representative Martin of Massachu setts, minority leader of the House, and seconded by Walter Hallanan and Kenneth Simpson of New York. Mr. Simpson said that his State at (See REPUBLICANS, Page A-3.) New Bulgarian Cabinet Sworn in by Boris By the Associated Press. SOFIA, Feb. 16.—King Boris to day swore in a new Bulgarian cabinet headed by Bogdai) Philoff, 57-year-old professor who is ex pected to lessen Bulgaria’s economic dependence on Germany. Philoff became premier after only 15 months in politics. He was edu cation minister in the cabinet of George Kiosseivanoff which resigned yesterday. An archeologist and president of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Philoff formed a new cabinet within 24 hours after Kiosseivanoff, who built up close Bulgarian-German economic ties, resigned.