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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 16, 1937, Bluefield, West Virginia Pictorial The Dally Telegraph has recently established an art department and Is prepared to do make produce halftones and line and execute all kinds of pictorial and Illustrated ino and Volume No. 32. WEATHER WEST Light rain changing to snow and colder Wednesday W. Tuesday Feb. 16, 1937. Pages SET II Degree Slaying Figures Oil TO Protests Of Major Powers Force Showdown On Outside Aid In Civil War BAN ON VOLUNTEERS MUST BE EFFECTIVE BY FEB. 20 Neutral Observers And Neutral Blockade Must Be Brought Into Operation By March 6, Group Ratification Expected The Associated Feb. 15. of Europe's major powers tonight set two deadlines in their drive to isolate the Spanish civil war in Sitting as a of the International they 1. The ban on the flow of foreign volunteers to Spain must be made effective at midnight Feb. 20; 2. Plans for complete isolation of the including the stationing of neutral observers and a naval must be perfected by the same time and bust be brought into operation by March 6. Will Not Meet Today Tlie full was called to meet at 3:30 p. m. tomorrow to ratify the The composed of representatives of Great Russia and acted in of continued refusal to cooperate In the complete control Portugal's delegate said he awaited a decision by his which has turned a deaf ear to the plan thus Informed sources asserted there was little doubt the full committee would ratify the decision at a meeting The naval patrol program resulted from refusal of both the Valencia government and the insurgent administration to permit neutral observers to be stationed on their Would Report Movements The while having no authority to stop and search suspected would report their to the international and would be asked to the Ships route to Spain would be compelled to stop at certain ports where committee representatives would examine them to ascertain that they contained neither war materials nor French Premier Leon Blum's belligerent stand regarding Italian aid to the Spanish insurgents was believed to have influenced the to take serious Two British destroyers flred on an to be an Spanish which attempted to bomb them off the Pass SEEK N Honolulu Naval Lieutenant's Wife Charges Unidentified Man Attacked Physician Disclaims Story Feb. 15. reported criminal attack upon a naval lieutenant's wife sent police hunting tonight for an unidentified white man who dropped an initialed in the garage where she said she was A doctor who examined slight 24-year-old Mrs. Bennett S. Copping said had not been Mrs. Copping told Police Captain Don Hays she was seized early today in her residential apartment building when she stepped outside her was dragged 75 feet across an open yard and Into the The whose husband is attached the submarine was questioned by officers and underwent two Dr. Henry M. assistant said he found no evidence Mrs. Copping had been harmed and that he would not testify in support of an attack Police found a man's handkerchief In the garage bearing the Initial The handkerchief was believed to have navy laundry Police said they ordered laboratory Lieut. Copping refused to comment when asked for a statement as he left the police station after said Mrs. lower arms and feet were but there was no dirt on the house she The yard was he Hays said Mrs. Copping returned to her room about 5:15 a.m. and told Copping she had been He at first disbelieved but later called She said a gag prevented her Hays said police had been Investigating a series of parties in the apartment An attack upon a naval officer's wife in 1931 led to the famous Massle case in which Lieut. Thomas H. his Mrs. Granville and two naval enlisted were tried for murder In the death of one of five youths charged with attacking Mrs. The four were convicted of but sentences were Violent death at the hands of officials in a proceeding on the stabbing of a county detective was the fate of Frank C. 64, right the state contends in the trial of Stacey state Gunderman is the first on trial of seven indicted on first degree murder charges In Monaghan's iTH POL 1 JL Reporter Tells Of Hearing Alleged Victim Of Third Degree Beg Captors To Give Him A Chance Feb. 14. Uniontown newspaper reporter testified today he heard Frank C. Monaghan plead me a in Fayette county room the morning of Sept. 12. The commonwealth called the Joe as a witness against State Policeman Stacey charged with murder for what It calls the death of the 64-year-old hotel He heard don't do I can't stand Give me a You didn't give Wall a Noises sounded as tough blows were being and groans and repeated put me under I can't stand Sought Confession the commonwealth was one of the scenes enacted in the room In what Attorney General Charles J. Margiotti contends was the beating to of the prisoner to make him confess cutting Detective John C. Wall a few hours Dickson testified District Attorney James A. Assistant County Dectective Wilbert and Jack a former all indicted for murder In the Managhan were in the room some time during Monaghan's Patrolman Lewis who arrested said Gunderman and Trooper Anthony another were In the He testified Monaghan was taken to the room from the police station on Reilly's him over to my You nor no one else will take him Nobody is going to get He is my Ford came up In front of me. He said to a hard guy * * Monaghan lay on a bed in the Ford Gunderman off that take off that take that In a rough manner * Ford said he demonstrated with the then walked out and slammed the Dickson said he overheard Gunderman tell In the police damn soon know who He later saw in the Dickson taking off his shoes or He was stripped to the with either shirt and underwear or underwear hanging loose on his * * was His nose was ordinarily prominent and At that time It was like a pug It was not In the center of his It was sort of crossed Reporter said Reilly the door and him to he he sat on the coping of a window of the room and overheard Monaghan's pleas for was the nature of Margiotti and I heard someone want to sober you One time I heard water * many times did you hear what you thought was * Five or six he heard what I thought were then and the voice to Page ESCAPED FREE 3 HOSTAGES IN FLIGHT N. Feb. 15. officials said seven desperate escaped convicts from the prison farm released their three hostages near in Moore Chester O. handling the search for the convicts from here for the penal said he received a telephone call from Captain I. D. Hinton of one of the saying Steward W. L. Roberts and Walter H. of Raleigh had been Bell said Hinton told him they were put out on the highway three miles from Vass and the seven convicts then headed Hinton said the men planned to steal another car or rob someone to get money to continue their Bell three were put ont safe and unharmed but without a penny in their Bell T US Policy Enraged Because afl Chief Called Strike Settlement Instructs Recall Of Card Feb. 15 who rose from manual labor In coal mines to the presidency of the American Federation of appeared destined tonight to be expelled from his old the United Mine Enraged because Green called the outcome of the recent General Motors strike a by John L. the policy committee of the mine workers shouted unanimous approval of a resolution directing the union's officers to take away Green's Conflict Is Bitter Lewis is president of mine workers and is head of the committee for industrial There Is conflict between the federation leadership and the Lewis which is seeking to build up huge industrial unions in mass production The policy committee said a member of the mine union since it was founded in 1890. and secretary-treasurer from 1912 to 1924, was guilty of and a of Green called the committee's order and won't take it laying Throughout the General Motors Green insisted that General Motors should make no agreement with the United Automobile Workers that would freeze A. F. of L. craft unions out of the auto director of the auto is trying to bring every auto worker into the United Automobile Workers regardless of craft Split Grows Today's action widened a split between Lewis and Green that began behind the scenes many years ago and broke into the open In 1935, when Lewis organized his committee for Industrial now 64 years went to work in the mines near his home before he was 10. He became a local union leader in his and rose through the various offices of the United Mine Workers until he was elected secretary-treasurer In 1912. He held that post until he was elected A. F. of L. after Lewis nominated in 1924. Green is still a member of the Coshocton local of the U. M. W. No Conclusive Action Will Decide Today Whether To Hold Additional Public Hearings Feb. 15. members studied two widely divergent proposals for federal regulation of the soft coal Industry today but took no conclusive action on The ways and means committee turned its attention for the third time to the control and after three hours discussion agreed to decide tomorrow whether to hold additional public A small group of coal producers met with Representative Casey to consider his to create a federal coal trade In contrast to formed coal operators were conspicuously absent when the ways and means committee began its Informed persons said both friends and foes of the measure had decided to spend no more money or supporting It. Committee members quoted Stanley Reed as believing the was Chairman Doughton N. said the committee would hear further testimony from justice department representatives but both he and Representative Vinson of the expressed belief further public hearings were of the house and senate have held 21 hearings since 1913 dealing witli coal coal prices and conditions in the Vinson told can't see that any purpose would be served by holding any Except for revised labor To Page OPEN LEYS ON mmm issoes Corporation To Seek Fina Settlement Of Controverted Points With Five Cents TWO BODY MAKERS GRANT PAY BOOSTS TO WORKERS 75,000 Men Back At Work In GMO As Efforts Being Made To Regain Capacity Production; Important Issues At Stake In New Conferences Feb. 15. Motors many of its production lines already humming in a drive to regain output lost during prolonged will seek tomorrow a final settlement of Issues with the United Automobile Workers of Only two of eight union demands bargaining and union settled in the agreement that ended the strikes last Six others remain for negotiations starting tomorrow Wage Increases Developments on the automotive labor front today brought wage increases for hourly workers of two body manufacturing concerns not connected with General The Briggs Manufacturing company put into effect today an indefinite based on for some 27,-000 The Murray Corporation of America announced it would increase hourly wage tomorrow to 75 cents for men and 65 cents for and grant a increase to all workers now earning these minimums or The action affects about 10,000 General Motors counted some 75,-000 employes back at work In its automotive plants after varying periods of idleness because of strikes and parts and pushed toward its goal of restoring full capacity operations next By March the corporation expects to produce 225,000 cars and trucks a General Motors announced increases for Its wage earners last as did Chrysler corporation and the Packard Motor Car Seek End The union will be considered by tomorrow's conferees as agreed upon in the strike were listed by Homer U. A. W. A. on Jan. 4 of all piece work systems of and the adoption of a straight hourly rate In its work week and six-hour day and time and one-half for all time worked over the basic work day and work of a minimum rate of pay commensurate with an American standard of of all employes who have been unjustly based on length of of production shall be to Page in anderson hide go peacefully to jobs Feb. 15. Hiding their which flared into violence Saturday and brought military rule to and automotive craftsmen marched peacefully today to their jobs at the Guide Lamp and divisions of General With tension Col. Albert H. troop granted permission to the United Automobile Workers of America to hold two their first under the military and to distribute their National bayonets patrolled the streets around the two plants as about 2,400 employes resumed work In the Guide Lamp scene of a recent and about 7,000 workers returned to their jobs in the The guard was Increased as shifts In the factories Citizens went about their business as Union leaders planned a meeting of their strategy board and a session of their women's Victor youthful union complained that thirteen union men arrested Saturday were being held in jail without Colonel Whitcomb replied that military authorities were proceeding as rapidly as possible to Investigate what if the prisoners had in Saturday's in which ten men were Egg Absorb Delegates In House Debate W. Feb. 15 house of delegates asked Itself riddles about hens today but quit without any It also brought on some bitter comment from Delegate Taylor of Fayette that are making ourselves ridiculous in the eyes of the Delegate Brotherton of Kanawha had a up to require the grade of eggs to be stamped on all Delegate Heath of Marshall wanted to know why a chicken crossed the and If a hen was frightened when It flapped Its Said hen has a right to cross the road and I it isn't frightened when it flaps its It Is only saying I ough to been selling hens for 35 Delegate Russek then put In an amendment to require farmers to attach on each hen a printing device which would stamp on each egg To Page SENATE VOTES 110 To Allow State Department Of Public Assistance To Help Stricken Counties With Funds Sent To House W. Feb. 15 Tlie senate voted today to help counties visited by the January flood by passing a to allow the public assistance department to provide them with additional The set out that during the emergency counties were forced to spend large sums for relief and rehabilitation and would be unable to provide the 15 per cent of their revenues required under the law for participation in public It would permit the counties to file with the department a statement of fiscal affairs and an application which if approved would allow additional funds for relief and aid to the The senate approved the measure within an hour after the judiciary committee reported it It now goes to the Recess Held Tlie death of Delegate Wever of Berkeley brought 15-mlnute recesses in both houses and the legislature will be adjourned Wednesday while a committee of fifteen attends the funeral services at Resolutions were passed on the deaths of Wever and of Robert veteran political writer of the Charleston Daily Several members of the house and senate had just returned services at Parkersburg for Delegate Ben H. who died on A resolution of commendation for President Roosevelt's program to reorganize the federal judiciary was sent to the house judiciary committee amid a protest by the Delegate of that It was a move to kill the The senate committee has a resolution opposing the sponsored by Senator Curtis of Defeat Lobby By a vote of 55 to 21 the house turned down a which would have required all lobbyist to register with the secretary of state and pay a fee of before they would be allowed to discuss legislation with ' The Delegate of claimed lobbyists had been active in attempting to defeat the Long Session Although the house took definite action on only one it was in session all afternoon amendments to a half dozen measures on the With the start of the last month of the regular session committee activity reached its The house taxation and finance committee went into a night session to speed its program of placing the budget on the floor by the end of the Chairman Strouss of Monongalia said no hearing had been asked for but the was making an study to what amendments it will There Is a movement on to eliminate a annual item for free Roads committees of both houses held a joint night session to discuss Governor Holt's bills for to Dust Blinds Southwest As Snow Blocks Roads In North By The Associated Press i Brisk winds dust snow across a tier of western states yesterday The snow drifted over highways in North and South Dakota while clouds of soil billowed through four states to the and A storm left roads blocked throughout North Snow plows were brought out in some sections in an attempt to clear the way for Gusts of 30-mile-an-hour velocity swept the snow through the eastern half of South All highways in the aberdeen area were A complete blockade threatened the Huron Fresh snow fell in parts of Minnesota but most of the roads were Dust limited visibility to 100 feet at Okla. Twenty power lines snapped near Oklahoma panhandle planters plowed protective furrows in their fields to keep the soil from whisking One farmer near reported his wheat was blowing out for the first time in While agriculturists In the reported they needed rain clearing skies presaged an end of the excessive precipitation in central and southern Floods there subsided after Inundating homes and loosing landslides over highways and rail A huge rotary plow slowly carved a path through 15-foot drifts ahead of a rescue party moving to the aid of 34 snowbound persons near the north rim of the Grand Canyon In Ten or 12 miners were isolated in the northern California mountains and four persons were unreported in southwestern Five deaths were attributed to the two Im Minnesota and one each in South Dakota and North ATTORNEY GENERAL TE If W strenuous Fight Over Court Finds Sen. Minton Supporting President's Aim VIRGINIAN TAKES ISSUE SPEECH First Lady Enters Fray With Statement Opposition Comes From Upper Middle-Class Persons Opposed To Social Legislation The Associated Feb. 15. - strenuous fight Roosevelt's proposal to revamp the judiciary found Senator Minton defending Mr. Roosevelt tonight as the servant of the masses and Senator Glass assailing the president's attorney general as In a radio urged enactment of the president's proposal to name six new Justices to the supreme The senator declared it would strip of absolute veto power over legislative policies of the people's chosen Hits Senator taking direct issue with Attorney General speech last night defending the court reorganization charged with and statements and said the country seemed more in need of an attorney general than of additional supreme court president proposed that he be given power to name one new judge for each judge past 70 who failed to Mrs. Roosevelt entered the fray with a statement that opposition to the program apparently arose from upper middle class persons opposed to social what they she have material they fear to The opposition camp in congress offered a compromise constitutional amendment requiring the retirement of federal judges at the ages of 75. while influential senate Democrats pushed a house permitting retirement at full pay at 70. Says Amendment Needed The amendment idea was advanced by Senator Burke who early took a leading position among those opposing the He said the proper to change the present system of life tenure judgeships was to submit an amendment the fixing a definite retirement Compromise was he on the president's demand that when aged members of the supreme court Insist upon additional members be appointed to a maximum of Senator McCarran with the reported backing of the Democratic endeavored to obtain quick enactment of the retirement approved week by tlie in the hope that this might encourage one or two retirements from the supreme bench and thereby ease Chairman of a judiciary to which the measure was he polled the other members and found all In agreement except Senator Borah wants the age limit set at 75. The supreme court at a perfunctory session today announced one To Page Glittering Crowd At Mayflower Hears Tribute From Chief To His Campaign Re- v fers To Feb. 15 Roosevelt praised James A. Farley and harking back to the last said history even add his name to the distinguished list of major as the name of William Jennings Bryan sometimes suggests the arithmetic of 16 to 1," the president told 1,700 guests at a dinner to perhaps the name of Jim Farley will suggest the more modern arithmetic of 46 to 2." The reference was to Farley's pre-election forecast that all but Mahie and Vermont would go for The chief executive sat between Farley - postmaster general and Democratic national chairman - and Vice President The crowd overflowed a glittering dining room In the Mayflower Tables were placed in two smaller rooms and a lobby to care for all those who wanted to eat guinea hen at a plate with the Democratic The president said it was not a political party or victory only label appropriate for this occasion is Farley and bis he He said that in due history would out about Farley's organizing of and his service as the administrator of an important department of the federal After saying history also would mention Parley's decency and good the president all ms years of association to Pago Woman Plunges To Death From 9th Floor Of Hotel Matewan Child Bride To Go To Housekeeping Feb. 15 Rev. Frederick Thomas 29, and his bride said today they will begin housekeeping this week at W. Va. pastor of the Pentecostal church at and 14-year old Alice Marian were married at Elizabeth N. by a justice of the Her Mr. and Mrs. C. C. of near accompanied the couple to Elizabeth Steel said they went to North Carolina because Virginia law the marriage of girls under 15. CENSING m IS BY Coal Operators Appear Before State Senate Committee Opposing Backed By United Mine Workers W. Feb. 15. Coal operators from major West Virginia fields told the Senate Mines committee today they believed a proposed licensing measure would freedom of while United Mine Worker officials urged Its acceptance as a safety Under the which received a favorable recommendation from the house of no miner could be employed In the state after 1938 unless he held a certificate from state examining In of the William vice president of the mine District 17 introduced several negro members of their race advocated its Other negro among them I. M. director of negro urged rejection upon the grounds of States Opposition Brooks president of the Northern West Virginia Coal Operators presented a resolution of his group which opposed the for the following four It would result to an appreciable degree in the surrender of the management of the property of the operators to who have investment In the face of expert machinists may not be coal There is no clause governing revocation of certificates and an inefficient miner might gain employment in another operation after It would hamper production Inasmuch as the operator might not be able to get additional certified men as quickly as Blizzard organization endorsed the suggested amendments which would give negroes one on of the five boards of five members called for in tlie Another would grant certificates to all miners employed in the state a year previous to the effectiveness of the upon payment of the He can bring In miner in West Virginia to show you they are for the Operators appearing in opposition to the measure Gilbert of the New River Operators Lon Kelly of the West Virginia Coal Jesse V. secretary of the West Virginia Coal H. A. of the Logan Coal Operators Joseph of the Williamson Operators association and IN AS AFTERMATH of SEAMAN'S STRIKE Mrs. Frank P. Wife Of Local Dies Instantly Here Yesterday DOMESTIC TROUBLE IS SEEN AS THE REASON Woman Had Left Her Home On Rogers Street At 1 0'Clock Sunday Was To Have Met Husband Before Plunge San Feb. 15 man was stabbed in the back and six others were injured in a bitter street clash described by police as a battle between rival groups as an to the recent 98 - day maritime Seamen in Los Angeles opened a new court attack on provisions of tlie federal maritime safety maritime Rioting broke out between stevedores of the International recognized and an independent group headed by Lee J. which has failed to obtain employer Nearly 100 policemen and 18 radio patrol cars concentrated in an area near I. L. A. headquarters before order was brought out of the melee of flying bricks and TWO TRAIN RIPS INTO TRAILER CAR Feb. 15 Baltimore and Ohio railroad train ripped into a trailer truck on a near here killing the engineer and the truck the locomotive toppling 25 feet down an embankment Into a Three passenger cars and a baggage car were derailed remained Approximately 80 passengers aboard the coaches were shaken The fireman of the train was thrown clear and escaped with minor injuries Hastening to liis room on Rogers street in of a reconciliation with his from whom lie had been separated for several days as a result of domestic Frank P. local received the tragic news of her fatal plunge from a ninth story window of the West Virginian hotel yesterday State authorities have started an official Investigation of the tragic death of the young woman whose broken body was picked up on the concrete sidewalk on the Scott street side of the hotel a few minutes after 5 o'clock yesterday Jury Investigates A jury summoned by Magistrate W. W. composed of F. E. E. H. H. C. P. H. E. H. Weaver and John E. together with P. Morton assistant prosecuting viewed the body last evening at the morgue of the Mercer Funeral Testimony of several witnesses was The jury lias been ordered to reconvene at 8 o'clock this morning in the offices of at time testimony of witnesses will be Certain pertinent facts the spectacular death of Mrs. disclosed in tlie investigation last evening by state prevented them from drawing a definite decision as to whether her fatal plunge was with suicide intent or Appeared Hysterical It was definitely ascertained from Mrs. Mary and other employes of tlie that Mrs. Jones was ill in lier room during the at times appearing State authorities said they had also developed the fact that Mrs. Jones left her husband about 1 o'clock Sunday after they had quarreled at their room at 105 Rogers and that Jones and his wife had engaged in several To Page Federal Officials Promise To Study State's Request For Being Relieved Of Matching Allocation Feb. 15. bureau of roads officials agreed at a conference with Governor Homer A. and members of the West Virginia congressional to study further a plea that the state be relieved of matching federal aid highway funds for this fiscal The governor said additional data on road maintenance charges and estimates of cost of rights-of-way for federal aid in the state would be in requesting the state be relieved of matching apportioned for the year ending next June 30, cited a section under the act w h i c ii states that where all special taxes on motor vehicle transportation are applied to highway other than construction and there is not a sufficient balance to match federal that portion which cannot be matched by the state shall be available without Roads bureau officials previously had indicated tenable had been presented for such a finding in relation to West Virginia and that issue of bonds from the road revolving fund in West Virginia represented an anticipation of funds accruing from The and those who accompanied him asserted issuance of the bonds are not special revenues but invested capital of the Tlie governor emphasized that matching federal a very heavy outlay for Senator M. M. Neely of West Virginia said making the available to the state was of great importance to the system and the bureau to act Representative Andrew of said a relocation of Federal Route 19 at Weston had been delayed because monies were not available for and urged the bureau make for this fiscal year available without The governor also was joined his plea by Representatives Jennings Randolph of to 66 08 12 03
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