Weather Clears Up on
HARDENING OF MUD
BY FROST AWAITED
By AXEL DE IIOLSTEIN,
Havas Staff Writer.
PARIS, Oct. 30.— (C.P.-Havas)
—The opening of a week during: which many believe Germany Will begin an offensive was marked today by the first brisk, clear, dry day the Western Front has seen in more a week..
Over the ground drenched by driving rain and snow, the sun shone and the misty, grey obscurity of the past eight days gave way to clear weather. 'The drop in temperature will have to be maintained for some days, however, before the ground will be sufficiently dried out for extensive operations.
Activity continued light. Tills morning's French communique said the night was calm, "We repelled several enemy raiding parties." There were no changes noted in German concentrations behind the front and farther back in Germany.
Many Alarms Sounded Over
British Isles at Approach
R.A.F. FIGHTING CRAFT
CHASE OFF MACHINES
LONDON, Oct. 30.— (U.P.) —
German aircraft attacked a flotilla, of British destroyers in the North Sea today. There was no damage to the destroyers.
A statement issued by the admiralty said: "This morning off the Dogger Bank flotilla of our destroyers came into action with two German bombers. There were no casualties in, or damage to, our destroyers, and it is not known whether the enemy suffered damage."
RAID ALARMS HEARD :
LONDON, Oct. 30—CP—British fighter planes went up to investigate the presence of unidentified aircraft off the Essex coast today and a German plane also was seen over the northeast coast, the air ministry announced.
Air raid signals were, sonnded in London by mistake.
The ministry issued two communiques, the first saying:
"An air raid warning which was given In the east Kent area this morning was due to the presence of unidentified aircraft off the Essex coast proceeding south
Bill To House i
Hope is Held For Final Vote
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 30,—(AP)
The Roosevelt administration's neutraliy;' bill, fought over for four weeks in the senate, was received by the house of representatives today. Hopeful for a final vote by the end of the week, leaders arranged for the rules committee to meet today.
A special "rule," which the committee was expected to adopt, will provide that the bill, which substitutes a cash and carry plan for the present arms embargo, be sent to Joint senate-house committee compose differences between the two.
The house approved a neutrality bill in June which provided for a limited embargo. The house is expected to take up the investigation tomorrow.