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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - March 10, 1939, Kingsport, Tennessee VOL 61 MEMBER A B C KINGSPORT TENNESSEE FRIDAY MARCH 10 1939 EIGHT TODAY PRICE THREE CENTS EUROPE FACING TROUBLE ZONES FRONTS Secession Movement on Foot As Slovakian Minister Dis- missed by Hacha BUDAPEST March 10 Re- ports from Bratislava said today that Czech police and troops had fired at Slovak separatist killing one member of the Slovak people's party guard and wounding three others A broadcast from Vienna said Dr Joseph Tiso deposed Slovak parish mier had sent a communication to German Chancellor Hitler Informants in Prague where Tiso was held under police super- vision said Tiso could not have communicated A secession movement within and a fierce inner struggle between bitter-end Com- and the Re- publican government of Spain ated today two trouble zones in Europe as Britain raised hopes for a truce in rearmament President Emil Hacha dismissed Premier Joseph Tiso and two ministers of mous Slovakia after an demonstration at the Slovak tal Bratislava Slovak extremists had been reported advocating com- plete independence from bered possibly with German backing Czech troops were sent into the territory to check radical Slovak elements and the three Slovak isters were placed under police although not yet arrested formally Strike Declared German reports to Berlin said Slovak workers had declared a eral strike in protest against the Prague action Advices to pest Hungary said Czech soldiers and Moravian gendarmes had thrown heavy guards around public buildings and several regions of Slovakia were under martial rule The national defense government of Spanish Republican Gen Jose Miaja said rebellious Com- munist soldiers had surrendered t under drastic measures by troops to quash the Communists have been in revolt against the defense council since Monday Madrid's defenses against Francisco Franco's defense council warnings that no method however violent will be sparred and its actual use of tanks and warplanes reports at Hendaye France said the rebellion had spread to five other can centers The Republican itself acknowledged that fighting still was going on inside Madrid Time Ripe Optimism in London that the time was ripe for peaceful moves was reflected in Britain's indicated intention to sound out the big ers on the possibility of halting the world rearmament race These were the bases of the op- 1 That expected ial claims on France would be more moderate than has been 2 That the end of the Spanish struggle would remove the most dangerous immediate threat to 3 That Germany is feeling a economic pinch because of her arms expenditures In Vatican City Pope Pius XII blessed the cause for beatification of Mother Seton founder of the Sisters of Charity in the United States who may become the first native American Saint The new benediction was requested by Dennis Cardinal Dougherty and was given in a private audience granted to the Philadelphia Arch- Sce EUROPEAN STRIFE P 8 WEATHER SHOWERS WARMER TENNESSEE Showers tonight and Saturday warmer Saturday and in extreme west portion night V I R I N I A Rain late tonight and Saturday not much change in temperature d u y rain and warmor Kain and warmer and Smashed Counterfeit Ring STATE ASSEMBLY ADJOURNS AFTER TABLING RESOLUTION RATIFYING CHILD LABOR LAW FDR'S PET IS NEW WEAPON OVER SPENDING Economy Group Thinks Is Method to Help Trim Costs of Government Seecret Service mene reported that the arrest of eight persons two of them women in New York had smashed an counterfeiting ring Federal raiders captured in bo- gus bills and a printing press shown below Henry Neuwirth above right was held on counterfeiting charges Anna his alleged common law wife was held for harboring Neuwirth a fugitive She holds milk for her three year old son whom police took from her apartment Murdered 12 or 15 Slayer Says Before Dying in Chair TUCKER PRISON FARM Ark March seph B Joe Anderson confessed murderer of four men died in the Arkansas electric chair today for the ing of Eldon Cooley 26 Hot Springs chain grocery official Next WARM The Anderson was pronounced dead by Dr J P Word prison physician at after receiving two charges of electricity Anderson born Buford son of a former well-to-do Little Rock grocer marched to the chair calmly chewing gum after ing a fourth murder He told Wayne county Michigan officers that he killed Robert A salesman for the Hobart Manur company of last summer near the Michigan Denies Principal Crime He steadfastly denied ting the Cooley murder William Roberts special gator for the Wayne county office announced after the execution that Anderson told him and two ministers while eating his last dinner that I killed probably 12 or 15 people but I have cleared up all I intend to now After being strapped into the chair Anderson asked the to hold it a minute and Possible next president of France is Jule Jeanneney a leading candidate in the coming election CARTERS HELD NOT GUILTY IN SLAYING Hawkins Tried For of James E Cregger Are Dismissed In Thi ROGERSVILLE March ter Lee Carter and his son rell were acquitted here afternoon of murder charges ing out of the fatal shooting eral ago of James E ger of Kingsport The jury brought in its not guilty verdict less Iban two after taking the case The verdict was returned at p in The trial which lasted nearly two days was completed today at noon and turned over to the jury for deliberation Attorneys the Carters said the ing was the outgrowth of an at- tack upon Carter who they brought out in testimony was struck over the head with a crank handle wielded by Cregger which resulted in a fractured skull Walter Lee Carter testified he shot in order to keep my son from being killed The state that the See CARTERS papr 8 By B RAGSDALE WASHINGTON March 10 The economy group in congress is regarding the new government re- organization as a weapon to help trim the cost of government If this is done it would put the effort to government cies back on the basis where ver Cleveland tried to start it 45 years ago He lost before he got started Other president have tried on a bigger scale to do the same thing with the same result Cleveland ordered John G lisle his secretary of treasury to discharge treasury clerks who did so little work that the government was not justified in keeping thorn on the payroll He intended to do the same thing in other ments Deserted Congress When this became known ever senators and representatives virtually deserted congress to swarm down upon the White House and insist that the order be re- The pressure was so great that Cleveland sturdy as he was caved in The first broad scale effort at reorganization was made by dent Taft At his request congress provided the money for a thorough study of changes which could be made to obtain and cheaper government service After two years the committee submitted four volumes of reports statistics and recommendations Taft sent them to congress with a special message in 1912 A year or so later he The reports not Sec REORGANIZATION page 8 FDR STANDING PAT ON RELIEF COSTS Efforts Renewed to Insure Peace On Labor Front NEW YORK March 10 a new effort to bring peace to labor delegations of the American Federation of Labor and the Con- gress of industrial organizations assembled today for fresh tonight Washington con had brought first a proposal by John L Lewis CIO president for the formation of one big new union embracing AFL CIO and the four independent and powerful railroad brotherhoods an initial refusal by federation leaders to consider such a formula and a subsequent deci- sion to do so This agreement to make the Lewis plan at least the basis for possible discussion did not further commit the federation leadership which was understood to have pre- pared proposals of its also passed a resolution kept secret COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD WOULD BOOST BUDGET Tentative Increase Is Set at to Prohibit ried Women Teachers A tentative budget calling for an expenditure of for ing high schools and elementary schools of Sullivan county during the year had the approval today of the county board of cation The new figure is ar increase of over last year The board meeting in regular session at Blountville yesterday at- of SUILIVAN STUDENT MANGLED BY TRAIN Leg Amputated as Result of Hooking a Ride on TEC Log Train Yesterday Relief Estimates of January Still Hold Good President Says at Conference addressed the witnesses asserting he had joined the church and that he felt his many mistakes had been forgiven by the Almighty He pleaded for clemency for his wife Lucille waiting a second trial nt Hot for alleged complicity in tho Cooley slaying Anderson said those ple Hot Springs will be satisfied now that I am gone Cooley's nude was found last Sept 0 in a remote mountainous area near the resort city after he disappeared the night before while checking collections at his chain stores Anderson his wife Alfred Pug Dickson 35 and Clarence Johnson were arrested in Hot Springs shortly afterward tried convicted and sentenced to death The supreme court affirmed An- sentence but reversed his wife's and directed she be given a new trial Dickson and Johnson are awaiting supreme court action on their appeals While he was detained at police headquarters here son told officers he killed George W Howey of Detroit Mich Aug 23 1938 in order to obtain his WASHINGTON March 10 President Roosevelt said today that his original relief estimates of early January still held good The chief executive would not state however whether this meant that in a special relief message to be sent to congress either Monday Tuesday he would insist a supplemental WPA appropriation of About 850.000 needy persons are now on WPA waiting lists over the country Mr Roosevelt explained He said that this was an increase nf about over the number on the waiting list January 3 This increase he said pre- and he had expected it be- cause of economic conditions which prevail in January and February As of January 3 the President he had expected that persons be cut off relief rolls by July 1 the Earl R Ray Sullivan high school student was reported in a critical condition at ity hospital today as a result of having been thrown from a log train of tha Tennessee Eastman Corporation while enroute to home from school Attending physicians said the right side of the youth's body was mangled to the extent his leg had to be amputated shortly after he was admitted to the hospital about 4 p.m In addition Ray is said to have suffered a compound fracture of the right arm lacerations of the body and severe head injuries Still Conscious Although his condition was de- scribed as critical hospital attaches said he still is conscious and that he said he was thrown from the train while attempting to hook a ride home from school His injuries were said by j men to have resulted from the youth being thrown partially under one of the cars and that he was struck by the wheels The accident occurred several miles south of the Tennessee man plant on a railroad line ated by the company primarily to haul logs from the company's ber property in the Bays mountain section The engineer of the train whose name was not available removed the youth from the tracks and prohibiting the employing of men teachers who are married of- named three schools in the county and voted authority to Supt Clarke to confer with officials of the Kingsport Public Library re- garding a proposal to supply ex- penses for operating a truck rary through the county The increase in the high school budget over this year amounts to The former budget for op- expenses amounted to 000 and the board has set the figure at for the year 40 The elementary school budget was increased from this year to for the year Supt Clarke explained that the increase in the total amount of the budget was necessary in order to meet additional expenses of ing caused by the construction of new schools and the enlarging of others The board passed a resolution that no married women teachers will be employed henceforth unless they have a college degree The ruling applies both to high and elementary schools Sec COUNTY SCHOOL S J A television of beauty was year-old Lillian Eggers when she won the title Ideal Television Girl in America's beauty contest recently held in a New York hotel SAYS FDR IS LONE BARRIER TO WAR Sen Bone Declares No Force Stands in FDR's Way in Plunging U S Into War Sec YOUTH MANGLED page 8 FOUR MEN KILLED IN HEAD-ON CRASH DEMOS SEEK POLL ON PENSION PLAN Boland Says Check for sons for or Against send Plan Sought WASHINGTON March 10 Senator Bone asserted today that no force stands be- tween the man in the White House and plunging this country into a bloody war Because of that he said the people should vote on any declaration of war Bone arguing before the senate naval committee in behalf of a posed war referendum amendment to the constitution declared that the legislative branch was a futile instrument in preventing war Congress has the constitutional SESSION ENDED DESPITE LONE HOUSE PROTEST Work Officially Closed But Solons Keep Right On Transacting Business NASHVILLE Tenn March 10 toward official ad- scheduled for noon the house of representatives voted day to table a resolution ratifying the proposed child labor ment to the United States tion while the senate passed with a minimum of debate the appropriation Amendments accepted by the senate added approximately 000 to the appropriation measure as it came to the upper house but no one was able to say ately what total amount was by it By a recorded vote of 30 to 2 with only Senators Brooks ington and Moore Obion voting for it the senate turned down a proposal to pay members of the legislature a bonus to cover expenses A resolution favoring such an appropriation had passed the house Complete Action The house completed legislative action on the administration civil service adopting a conference committee report by a vote of 65 to 15 with 2 present and not ing at the urging of Floor Leader Ragon and over the protest of Representative Headdon Headdon had obtained a house amendment to the requiring state employes to have been dents of the state for threel years The senate struck this out and the conference committee ed that the house accept the senate action Representatives Foley son and Cole Memphis spoke in favor of the child labor ment in the house Representative Cameron Marion also advocating it said in industrial towns ess fathers require their children right to declare war but the ito thern that the ington senator said he did not be- amendment would not prohibit lieve that constituted any barrier children doing their accustomed WASHINGTON March 10 One Man and Two Women Are Injured In Collision on Hiway NASHVILLE March 10 Four men were killed outright and another man and two women in- and on 31 he for WPA and killed John Colla Gary Sec SLAYER DIES page 8 ginning of the new fiscal year jured today in a head-on Since there are either bile collision on the on the rolls or on waiting lists he explained the total as of July 1 be around The President meanwhile members of the house subcommittee to the White House to discuss his coming request for additional ENGLAND TO SEEK Chamberlain Says tion for War Will tually End In Bankruptcy Love is Not Matter of Two in Moonlight Says Church Official beating declared can end only in or that sy if continued at its By JOHN MARTIN LONDON March 10 ain intends to sound out the big powers on the possibility of halting the tremendous arms which i Minister Chamberlain has t NEW YORK March real love than hearts r over moon when you're ns onr love at first sight o falling in love if you take the i elusive something that makes the word of Dr Foster Wood world go round Dr Wood has been discussing I love in an abstract way of course Hc intelligence it with the Hunter College and he's trying to teach them to fall in love intelligently Love is not a matter of in 0 uim ooj im the sakl Dr cation what they thought about it love may be a good Dr Wood is the secretary of thought starter but it is a poor place for the on sair support in Berlin for the idea love to stop the home of the Federal Council at least a token cut in It seems according to Dr Wood i of the churches of Christ in nents Some predicted that there's something more to 1 ica I See RACE S a factor in the pursuit of lasting love and he condemned love based solely on sensation Tho girls didn't fnr present pace London papers were unanimous today in reporting with optimism the projected disarmament efforts Political quarters in this tion attached increased importance to the official trade mission which takes R S Hudson secretary for BOLD THIEVES RACINE Wis 10 IP Gustino Aiello figured the safest he could park his car was in the municipal lot behind the police station Franklin road in Williamson county Those killed Fred Bird 26 Franklin Tenn Ned Allen 23 Franklin William Wilson of Tenn An unidentified man Attaches at St Thomas hospital here said the injured Helen Covington 23 and Virginia Heale 25 of Nashville and W L Eudaley 22 of College Grove Tenn Eudaley was reported in a rious condition Officers said the two women See FOUR KILLED P 8 on the Townsend old age pension plan was ordered today by House leaders as possible preclude to calling it up for a vote The Democratic whip Rep Bo- land said his assistants would begin checking next week on sentiment for or against the scheme which contemplates sition of a 2 per cent tax on all transactions to pay for old age pensions up to a month If the poll shows a sizable of Democrats against the leaders believe it said the next logical step will be to bring the before the House Contemplate Vote House chieftains for some time have been talking of letting the Townsend measure come to the floor for a vote minus a blessing from the committee The Townsend introduced by Rep Hendricks is under consideration in the House ways and means committee which for more than a month has been ing hearings on proposed changes in the social security act A rival proposal is the general plan for to monthly pensions for the aged to be financed by a 2 per cent gross income tax because of the forces of da that could be brought to bear on members of congress Gains Impetus The realisation and the con- of what you have said i is giving great impetus to this interposed Chairman Walsh Senator Gillette called attention to the fact that the same forces which would exert influence on to declare war in a See WAR BARRIER Page 8 SEEK EXEMPTION SECURITY NO CHANGE SEEN Dealers Continue to Knife Prices With No Indication of Agreement Hinted Kingsport's gasoline price war work on farms Representative De- ford Hardin and Lady O'Dell Cocke advocated it while George Stewart op- posed it saying us country folks don't need a guardian to watch after our You city folks might though Vote motion to the vote was 48 to 35 with not voting was offered oy Roberts The restricting activities of school bands in competition with professional was passed today over the governor's veto The house which passed the day agreed today to concur in a senate amendment providing it should not prevent use of the amateur musical organizations at political gatherings The bits bands of state supported from playing at functions operated for profit The house repassed a taking certain powers away from the board regulating general ors after adopting en amendment providing that it should not affect continued today among retail i tenure of the present board This was recalled from the Last Minute News Flashes AMBULANCE CHASERS NEW YORK March The indictment of 21 persons in crs without inclination of an ment being reached while the jor distributors of petroleum maintained a hands off icy At present gasoline may be chased in the city at prices ranging from 18 cents per gallon to 22 cents Eighteen cents is the price charged by the distributors in order that the retail dealers may make their legitimate margins of profit Four Hold Level A survey reveals that only four service stations in the city arc maintaining the recommended price of the distributors while all the other stations arc selling gasoline ranging from 18 cents per gallon the present wholesale price to 22 cents The majority of the stations are selling gasoline at 20 cents per Collegians Say Working Ion in order to with the dent Should Not Have to Bear Burden of Tax i retail price charged by dealers i across the stale line in Virginia Sec GASOLINE WAR page 8 nor's office yesterday at request of Senator Newman Davidson who demanded the amendment saying that he had been misinformed as to the effect of the passed The senate completed legislative action on the administration making uniform the allowance for gasoline evaporation in tax tion and passed one of its own bills exempting school buses from state toll bridge payments After being informed that the governor had vetoed a which would have permitted payment to constitutional officers of ed portions of their salaries under a former administration the senate voted to eliminate a similar item from the miscellaneous tion The general assembly its session at noon but went on ing business despite a formal and See STATE ASSEMBLY 8 WASHINGTON March 10 Undergraduate spokesmen for a an alleged ring was announced today by Dis- claimed total of 100.000 college Attorney Thomas E Dewcy said nine lawyers and 15 tipsters and runners were named in the indictment HULL PROTESTS AGAINST WASHINGTON March Secretary Huil formally tested to Governor Herbert Lehman of New York today against a passed by the New York state assembly to require the placing of marks of origin on imported articles sold in New York state MAY RENEW RELIEF REQUEST WASHINGTON March Representative Woodrum ocrat Virginia said today he thought President Roosevelt would renew either Monday or Tuesday his request for an additional for relief o FDR TO ACCEPT SYKES RESIGNATION WASHINGTON March President Roosevelt said today he accept the resignation of Eugene Sykes of the federal communications commission Mr Roosevelt said he expected to receive the resignation during the day dents asked congress today to ex- empt student employes of ties and educational institutions from the Social Security payroll tax William W Stifler Jr Amherst College student representing business managers presented a brief to the house ways and means committee asserting such an exemption would help poor students get a college education which in itself is the best security in old age Poll Is Conducted brief asserted a poll con- ducted by the Amherst College dent newspaper showed that 34 col- leges in 20 states with ment of over 100.000 students Kansas City Holding Deathless Record Will Broaden Campaign KANSAS CITY March 10 This midwestern city which at- nationwide attention in by completing more than a year without a school child being killed in traffic accidents has called a halt on car deaths of all ages It is in the early stages of an in- j son by taking in sewing touched tense campaign which already is off the campaign getting amazing results j Angrily City Manager H F The campaign opened the first lElroy called for an end to such of ths year There were only six accidents On a recent occasion he persons killed and 131 stepped from his own car and January February For the sonally seized the keys in the car same period in 1938 a motorist he defected driving Three rigid steps account for the remarkable down the speed limit at night safeguarding pedestrians at crossings and the for traffic ors Death fa young mother who was supporting young Sea SOCIAL 3 i persons were killed and 250 injured I See DEATHLESS P 8
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