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Grin and Bear It
"Of course it's a IS—I just can't humiliate myself telling
salesman my husband wears size 13!"
Anti-Patronage
Measure Okayed
WASHINGTON. June 30. (UP)—The house judiciary
committee today reported favorably the controversial bill
by Sen. Carl A. Hatch. D., N M„ forbidding federal ad
ministrative employes to participate in national political
campaigns. The measure, already approved by the senate,
also bans any promise of compen—]
sation or employment in return for
political activity or solicitation of
campagn funds from persons on
relief rolls.
The measure has assumed a
prime political importance coming
as it does just before the 1940
presidential campaign It would bar
of other administrative employes
district attorneys, and thousands
from any active part in the cam-
The International Crisis
Poland Officially
Charges Germany
Organizing Troops
WARSAW. June 30. 'UP)— Po
land asserted officially today, in
face of Nazi denials, that Danzig
was organizing a ‘ free corps." and
newspapers said that anti-aircraft
guns had been mounted in the
territory within the last few days.
A government communique on
the Danzig situation caused some
surprise in diplomatc quarters be
cause of its firmness.
Issued in the early hours of this
morning, it said that, organization
of “free corps" units “has been
established beyond doubt and can
easily be observed nothwithstanding
Nazi denials.”
Both in Danzig and Germany it
had been denied that a free corps
was being formed- -according to re
ports—with the aid of German Na
zis. Until today's communique, there
had been only unofficial reports of
the corps.
It was believed that because of
the delicacy of the situation Col
Josef Beck, foreign minister, might
return to Warsaw tonight from his
country estate, and that a semi
official or official statement might
be issued tomorrow.
Daladier Summons
Cabinet Parley
PARIS June 3« <UP> Premie*
Edouard Daladier today summoned
the cabinet to meet, as a forma!
council of ministers under President
Albert Leßrun, at 10 a.m tomorrow’
to consider the Danzig and other
European problems and financial
matters pertaining to the national j
defense
It wa? reported that a new issue
of treasury bonds might be ap- '
proved
Diplomatic sources reported be
fore the cabinet summons that
Germany planned to call additions'
army reservists early in July.
Cabinet Resigns
In Netherlands
THE HAGUE Netherlands. June
30. iUP i-The cabmet resigned to
day because of differences over
currency problems.
Queen Wilhelmina asked Pre
mier Hendrik Colijn to form a new
cabinet and he agreed to consider
the invitation
Oolijn mid opposition membera
of tlie coalition cabinet had dis
agreed on budgetary economies.
The opposition members favored
a mild depreciation of the curren
cy in older to increase industrial
output and exports and provide
money for armaments Colijn re
futed to consider devaluation.
PHONE 300
paign.
The bill was locked in the house
committee for months, and the
administration brought pressure to
bear in an effort to soften its
provisions.
Vice-president John N. Garner
demanded its passage, saying con
gress would not quit "until that
bill has been passed "
French Jittery
Over War Scare
By JOE ALEX MORRIS
United Press Foreign News Editor
France is trudging along the road
back from Munich, outwardly con
fident that from now on the odds
will be against an aggressor in
Europe and increasingly Impatient
to “get done with it.”
But there are many conflicting
factors in the French comeback
that make it difficult if not im
possible to judge its underlying
strength until the showdown comes
That the nations attitude is a
contradictory mixture of confidence
'powerfully encouraged by govern
mental sources), unconcern and
resignation to whatever comes is
obvious even to the casual sight
seer in Paris.
There is. for instance, the de
termination of the government to
foster the idea that France and
the newly-fcrmed security front are
now so strong that the totalitarian
states will never dare risk a war
Yet even this week Premier Edou
ard Daladier went out of his way
to make public a declaration that
the danger is greater than at any
time since tne World war and Paris
became a center for hints of an
early Nazi thrust at Danzig.
There are air raid trenches in the
public parks. But many Parisians
insisist they would not think of
risking their lives under such thir
layers of concrete and dirt if en
emy planes appeared in the sky.
There are flamboyant patriotic
posters in the shop windows urging
Envoy to Report
On Polish Crisis
IONTON June 30 <UP» Sir
Howard Kennard. British ambas
sador to Poland, was expected in
London late today by airplane from
Warsaw It was stated on high
authority; that he was “on leave"
but it was taken for granted he
would report immediately to the
government on the Danzig situa
tion
War Scare Boosts
Copper Demand
NEW YORK. June 30. 'UP)
Foreign buying of copper, part of
which was attributed to war de
mand, ran at a record breaking pace
in forenoon trade abroad today
The buying brought a sharp jump
in the price
The Cartel reported that fore
noon sales aggregated 23,580 tons,
the largest single day turnover in
memory of metal traders Yester
day’s sales were 1,443 tons.
Senate Filibuster
Threatens Money
Bin With Death
(Continued from Page P
Warren R Austin said that "legiti
mate debate" on the monetary bill
would prevent its enactment be
fore the midnight deadline
"I am under the impression that
we will be here until midnight."
Austin said after telephonic con
versations with other members of
the minority.
"Legitimate debate will probably
occupy all the time."
The president's statement ap
peared to be an obvious effort to
throw the full weight of White
House influence against a filibuster
in an effort to obtain passage of
the measure
The president said he doubted
that the people as a whole would
be inclined to support the filibuster
just because it was a filibuster.
That, he observed, was putting it
mildly
Status of the situation as Mr.
Roosevelt spoke gave the adminis
tration a sweeping victory in the
confere..;e report restoring dollar
devaluation power, reviving foreign
silver purchases and setting do
mestic silver buying price at 70
cents an ounce. The house was
prepared to approve the report.
Senate action was in question be
cause of filibuster possibilities.
WEATHER
iDiU« complied by ebaerrm for
the offldnl I nlted Weather
Bureau Station nt El Centro)
Maximum Thursday 112
Minimum Friday 78
Reading at Noon Friday
Temperature 104
Humidity ... 42
Reading at 5 a.m. Friday
Temperature 79
Humidity 75
Reading at 5 p.m. Thursday
Temperature 104
Humidity 25
Los Angeles and Vicinity—Fair
Friday night and Saturday and
Sunday; overcast in morning near
coast; little change in temperature;
light variable wind.
people to “buy now.” Yet the wife
of an American businessman was
told at fashionable Rue de la Paix
shop last week that the only rush
of buying recently came when a
sudden heat wave forced the pop
ulation to invest in summer clothes
which normally would have been
purchased week earlier.
There is a return of capital that
fled abroad due to war fears, and
there is an increasing attitude of
defiance toward Italy. Armaments
are being built at a faster and fast
er pace, the recent $300,000,000 arms
loan was oversubscribed in four
days and French experts are begin
ning to speculate optimistically on
whether their army could break the
supposedly impregnable German
fortifications in the Rhineland.
Attempting to coordinate and un
derstand what has happened since
the Nazi dismemberment of
Czechoslovakia, it is essential to
emphasize that in the long run
Parts looks to London for almost
all final decisions just as Italy
looks to B rr lin
Thus, there may be much beat
ing of breasts and many strong
statements from official sources that
there will be “no more Munichs,”
but ultimately France must gear
her foreign program to that formu
lated in London.
London Indicates
Britain to Fight
Nazi Expansion
• Continued from Page D
i European situation.
The Polish government also is
; prepared "for counter measures
; should any initiative be taken in
Danzig." a government spokesman
! announced to the press tonight at
j Warsaw.
The spokesman's declaration said
that an act of violence in Danzig
"initiated from within or without”
would be regarded as a cause of
war by Poland and. accordng to
I official declarations, by Great
Britain
The spokesman's announcement
was intended as a direct warning
against an internal, Nazi-inspired
putsch in the free city as a prelude I
to a declaration by the pro-Nazi
Danzig regime of reunion with
Germany.
It would mean that in event of
such a putsch in Danzig, Poland
would be prepared to resist and
expected Great Britain’s aid
The spokesman said the foreign
policy speech of British foreign
Secretary Viscount Halifax last
night meant that England would
take the same attitude as Poland.
IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS, EL CENTRO, CALIF.
Federal Theater
Projects Killed
WASHINGTON. June 30. (UP)—The conference re
port on the 1940 relief bill carries a death sentence for
the controversial federal theater project.
The project had been killed by the house but was re
vived in the senate. The senate bill lifted the house ban
Troops Move Thru
Streets of Beilin
(Continued from Page 1'
tics in the case of Danzig, but the
tactics wll not enter the acute phase
before another three or four weeks
and probably will not yield results
before six or eight weeks.
Well-informed Nazis are wager
ing that Danzig will be part of the
Reich by autumn, and without war.
The belief that war will not come
from the Danzig situation does
not mean the Germans are not get
ting ready, for they are.
German motorized army detach
ments and an air force division
paraded through Unter Den Lin
den. Berlin's main thoroughfare,
unexpectedly today.
Traffic was interrupted as excit
ed Berliners jammed cross-streets
and sidewalks.
The parade Included motorized
infantry, anti-tank guns, anti-air
craft guns, field kitchens and an
ambulance.
There apparently have been no
actual troop concentrations on the
eastern frontier so far. but that
would not be necessary until later
phases of the campaign.
Strategic sections of the eastern
frontier fortifications, it is under
stood. are being hurried to com
pletion. The internal defense units
of Danzig apparently are being
strengthened rapidly.
Attorney Tried
In Bribery Case
SAN FRANCISCO. June 30. (UP)
—Testimony started today in the
trial of Vincent Hallinan. fean
Francisco attorney and his inves
tigator. Edward Garrett, chained
with conspiracy to bribe a trial
witness.
Japanese Bomb U.S.
Mission in China
Blockade Area
TIENTSIN, June 30. (UP)—Jap
anese planes bombed and set fire
'to the American Mission Union
high school at Foochow, dispatches
said today as the British gunboat
Grasshopper landed 36 bluejackets
at the blockaded port to protect
British property.
The Japanese planes flew over
the mission, which displayed two
big American flags as a signal to
airplanes, the dispatches said.
One bomb struck the west cor
ner of the school and set fire to
it. Most of the building was destroy
ed. it was said.
Dr. A. W. Billing and his wife,
the only Americans at the school,
were reported unharmed. It was
believed they and others were tak
ing shelter in dugouts.
The bombing was part of a heavy
Japanese aerial bombardment of
the center of Foochow. Other planes
bombed inland ports and Chinghal.
port .of Ningpo up the coast.
American consulate general offi
cials at Shanghai presented a pro
test to the Japanese against the
bombing of the mission school.
Official advices at Hongkong said
that the 36 British bluejackets from
the Grasshopper were landed at the
request of the British consul
A blanket Japanese blockade had
been imposed at the port at noon
yesterday and Japanese had said
|hat they would not be responsible
for safety of foreign property or
warships.
Italian Spokesman
Declares England
Fomenting Strife
ROME. June 30 <UP)— Viscount
Halifax. British foreign secretary,
has dealt a death blow to hopes
of peaceful negotiations to settle
vital European problems, Virginio
Gayda said editorially today in
the semi-official newspaper, Gior
nalc d' Italia
Gayda referred to the speech of
Lord Halifax yesterday in which
the foreign secretary warned Ger
many that Britain is ready for
war.
He denounced the British and
French "encirclement" of Germany,
which he said is leading Europe
into war.
"Europe now Is divided into two
camps,” Gayda declared.
Gayda said that the Italian-Ger
man alliance was the direct answer
to "encirclement” by France and
Britain.
“Italy and Germany are aware
of the situation and ready to con
front it with calm and firm reso
lution and with the means for
our security.” he said.
►<>n spending WPA funds for thea
trical activities
House-senate conferees, however,
agreed to insert the house ban in
the compromise bill with the ex
ception that administrative and
supervisory employes on the pay
roll can continue through July to
wind up the project.
The action had been foreshadow
ed by the strong house stand against
the theater project. Conferees went
into their discussion with senate
colleagues armed with a copy of
a play assertedly presented by the
WPA which contained a scene with
allegedly incentuous connotations.
The ban on the theater cany* in
spite of a high pressure drive in
the past 10 days to permit the
theatrical activities to continue.
However, house members refused
to budge. They pointed out that,
the house WPA investigation had
drawn much of its material from
the activities of the federal theater
and insisted that the government
should not be allowed to continue
such work.
Youth Confesses
Murdering Mother
i Continued from Page D
arrest in Santa Monica in which
he admitted slayinn his mother
‘‘while in a dream."
“It. was all so vague," he said.
“The first thing I knew. I was on
my way to the beach.”
“Do you think that your ‘being
tied to your mother's apron strings'
may have been responsible for your
action?” he was asked.
“Well, subjectively, I guess that
is true," he replied, “ although I
did not realize it.”
McDonald, who was an almost
constant companion of his mother,
said he killed Mrs. Campbell be
cause "she was going to send me
to an institution."
Asked if he would plead guilty to
a. formal murder charge. McDonald
shrugged, “what else can I do?”
He denied he had been hiding,
but said it was "only natural" that
he did not "run to the first, police
station I could find.” He said
that when he was arrested he had
hailed a radio patrol car and told
the officers he was Campbell Mc-
Donald.
The young man was well-dressed,
clean shaven and showed no signs
of worry. He said he felt “revul
sion and remorse," and tried not to
think of the incident.
Officers sa’d McDonald also con
fessed to desecrating his mother's
body after crushing her skull. Her
partially clad body lay across the
foot of an unmade bed when it
was found Wednesday, two days
after she apparently was killed.
Mrs. Campbell and her son oc
cupied a single room in a rooming
house. It has been several years
since she played in motion pic
tures. Before that she was on the
stage in New York. She was the
acting secretary of an Oriental
spiritualistic cult, and frequently
had lectured at night sessions of
the City college's dramatics sec
tion.
McDonald said he must have kil
led his mother "in a dream."
"Apparently I went to sleep and
dreamed of the quarrel," he said.
"I must have killed her in my
sleep."
FIRE SWEEPS TRUCKEE. CAL.
TRUCKEE. Cal, June 30. <UP>
—Five in tne lumoer
town of .'I 'Dart Mills, six .ih>s
north of hers, lay in ruins today
as the reJiit „f r< fire which for
a time threatened to destroy the
town.
Hobart Mil's is a hiso.'i? lumber
town but was virtually abandoned
last year wir?n lumbering activities
ceased.
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Congress Meets
Relief Deadline
(Continued from Page 1»
al activity or solicitation of cam
paign funds from persons on relief
rolls.
The order of WPA Administrator
F. C. Harrington to suspend all
activities until July 5 will be ef
fective even if Mr. Roosevelt signs
the new bill before midnight. Har
rington issued the order last night
to provide for the possibility that
congress might not complete ac
tion in time to give WPA time to
adjust itself to changes made in its
setup.
The WPA suspension, however,
will entail loss of ony one and one
Half working days—Saturday fore
noon and Monday—in view of the
July 4 holiday. WPA officials said
the lost time could be made up
later.
The house approved the bill after
hearing the compromise defended
by the leader of the economy bloc.
Rep. Clifton Wondrum. D.. Va. He
pointed out that the senate figure
was reduced by approximately $50.-
000,000 an] that the bill “provides
every penny requested by the presi
dent for WPA next year.”
"This bill will not suit some peo
ple." he said. “It will not suit
those who would like to see the
government take over and support
the theatre industry, nor those who
would like to mobilize, organize and
exploit the unfortunate unemployed
groups.
"Neither will it. satisfy the high
class intellectual sort of chiselcrs
on the treasury, or those who like
to walk into the treasury and load
up their pockets.
"But it will please hundreds of
thousands of sincere Democrats.
“I assure you that the WPA in
vestigating committee will continue
to function with the sole purpose of
trying to cure the defects in this
program.”
4100 RELIEF CASES
CUT OFF IN STATE
SAN FRANCISCO. June 30. (UP)
—A cut of 4100 cases in the Works
Progress administration quota for
July and a five-day suspension of
all northern California WPA proj.
ect.s was announced today by State
Director of Relief William R. Law
son as the house of representatives
approved the 1940 compromise re
lief bill.
Imperial Valley Press
EstabHuned April ?n, 1901.
Published every afternoon except
Saturday and Sunday (Saturday
afternoon Issue now succeeded
by The Post-Press Sunday, (es
tablished 19.36) by the Imperial
Valley Publishing company. 625
State str.ct. El Centro Calif
Paul Jenkins, publisher; A. C.
Johnston, vice - president and
general manager: E. A. Fitz
hugh. secretary and managing
editor. West Holiday Co . Inc.,
National Advertising Represent
atives.
Entered at El Centro. California
cost office as second clans mat
ter.
Subscription rates. 5c per copy.
In conjunction with the Post-
Press (Sundays), per month,
60c; paid In advance; 3 months.
$1.65; 6 months, $3.25; one year,
$6.00.
Member California Newspaper
Publishers’ association
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George Burnham
Funeral Saturday
Funeral services for George Burnham, 70, former
United States congressman from this district who died
suddenly at La. Jolla Wednesday, were scheduled lor Christ
Episcopal church at Coronado at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
He was under observation because of a heart ailment
but his condition was not considered’
alarming. His sudden death was a
shock to relatives and friends.
Burnham was well known in Im
perial Valley and had visited his
son. Harold Burnham, and Mrs.
Burnham many times while they
lived in El Centro.
He was born in England and ar
rived in the United States when
13 years of age. He became a natur
alized citizen in 1890. In 1903 the
Burnham family moved to San
Diego from Minnesota. He engaged
in ranching for a while and later
dealt in real estate. In 1917 he be
came a vice-president of the South
ern Trust and Savings bank in
San Diego. The institution was
absorbed hy the Bank of Italy and
later became the Bank of America
He retained his vice - presidency
throughout the changes.
In 1932 he was elected congress
man from the twentieth district.
He was a member of all Masonic
bodies.
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Are You Satisfied With
THE PRESENT RATE OF INCOME
ON YOUR SAVINGS ACCOUNT?
The Imperial Valley Building and Loan Anociation has never ;
paid less than 4 per cent on savings accounts.
EACH ACCOUNT INSURED up to $5OOO by the Federal Sav
ings & Ixian Insurance Corporation; an instrumentality of the
United States government.
Imperial Valley <
I Association '
146 So. 6th Phone 1143
FRIDAY. JUNE 30, 1939
Funeral rites at the church will
be in charge of the Rev. Mr. Har
ry O. Nash, rector, and the Rev.
Mr. Charles E. Spalding, and of
ficers of the Grand Commandery.
Knights Templar, of California.
Entombment Will be private •at
Greenwood Cathedral mausoleum.
His survivors are his wife, Mrs.
Florence Kennett Burnham; two
daughters. Mrs. Helen Beard of
Maryland and Mrs. Virginia Hick
ey of Honolulu; four sons, Harold
of New York City, Percy of Los
Angeles, Lawrence of Coronado,
and Ben of San Diego.
ARCHBOLD ARRIVES
CHARLOTTE AMALIE. Virgin
Islands, June 30. <UP»—Richard
Archbold. Standard oil heir, and
five companions arrived today after
a non-stop trans Atlantic flight
from Dakar. Senegal, and after an
U-month exploration expedition to
the South Sea islands.

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