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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - March 14, 1939, Kingsport, Tennessee 1 tf lj jl VOL 64 MEMBER A B C KINGSPORT TENNESSEE TUESDAY MARCH 14 1939 EIGHT PAGES TODAY PRICE THREE CENTS CZECH COLLAPSES UNDER HITLER PRESSURE FDR STRESSES NEED FOR MORE FUNDS FOR WPA Board Orders Slum Survey Extended Over Larger Area President Describes Situation as Serious In Congress Appeal The Kingsport Housing Authority today authorized a wider and more extensive slum clearance survey after j ing reports that as many as nine persons are occupying CURBIS URGED ON MONETARY POWER OF FDR f WASHINGTON March 14 President Roosevelt describing the relief situation as very told the lawmaking branch today that responsibility for ing sufficient money to carry on WPA until July 1 rests of sity on congress While not recommending a deficiency figure the dent in a special message asserted recent data furnished him tiated the real need of his for an additional propriation of No Change This was the amount cut ny con- gress from his original January re- quest for to run WPA the last five months of the fiscal year and which he asked to have restored in a message February 7 In his message today Mr velt said there had been no sub- stantial change in conditions unemployment since then i one and two room shacks that are without water and sanitary conditions Numerous instances of such cases attended by city officials and dents of the entire territory com- prising the local slum clearance district for the purpose of whether the board shall start negotiations with the United State Housing Authority for to eliminate slum conditions It was pointed out that if the project is approved the USHA will furnish 90 percent of the cost while the local authority is required to sell bonds amounting to 10 percent which are retired through tion of rents estimated to amount to from 52.50 per room to per room Tax Free Tho USHA requires that the slum clearance project must be tax free so far as the new houses are con- cerned and that the local were reported to the slum j ance board of commissioners held last night at the City hall The information was disclosed in a report of G P Caut Jr named to complete the survey Gaut in- formed the commissioners that 50 of the 85 houses in the area of his first survey made last week were classed as unsanitary and overcrowded More Surveys The report set out that the monthly rental paid by of the houses was 58.41 Several other surveys are to be made immediately They include Long land Devault addition known as Slab Town a settlement located tannery and that city bounded by behind the old section of the Poplar Oak Myrtle and Dale streets The board voted that following of I receipt of a complete survey of the i city and surrounding territory United i of ten miles a States is faced today with a tion and not a the chief executive declared The ciency of the money appropriated will compel the administrator to discharge about a million and a quarter actual workers in the im- mediate future Rests on Congress I cannot bring myself to believe that these discharged men and women will contribute to the of the United States nor do I believe that the merchants and landlords they are now dealing with will become prosperous when their trade ceases Therefore the responsibility for I the situation in which all of these will find themselves during the coming three months rests of necessity within the decision of the congress of the United States lie meeting be called to be Officials Wants Dollar Devaluation Right of President Dropped ity must provide for the i banker WASHINGTON March 14 T Jefferson one-time treasury official who quit the ad- ministration urged congress today to curb the President's monetary powers Coolidge told a senate bankin and currency sub-committee that our banking system is ed as a result of a gold tion policy and he declared the President's power to devalue the dollar still further should be lowed to expire on June 30 Coolidge is one ol several m who have left posts in the treasury after policy disagreements He was the department's for a time and now is a Boston Separatist Slovaks Riot Against Czechs nance of the houses from rents collected Interest will be charged by the government during the period but the amount will be set by government allowance of a subsidy amounting to three and Sec SLUM CLEARANCE P S UMW ASKS HIGHER RATE LESS WORK Want Wage Hike of 50 cents Per Day for Work Week of 30 to 35 Hours LEGION OUTLINES PLANS FOR PARK us to study and work for the NEW YORK March 14 mands for a wage increase of 50 cents a day and a reduction in the work week from 35 to 30 hours were made by the United Mine Workers of America today to the lal operators at the if their joint er efficiency of government that additional studies were and ence on a new contract per He declared however that the government was faced at the ment with a condition not an ab- He also said there had been legations that he would be satisfied if no further appropriation were made for the coming three months Definite Policy I feel that in justice to President said I must make it clear that I am not sending this message to the congress merely for the purpose of going through tions For more than six years it has been the definite policy the President and the congress that needy persons out cf work should not be allowed to and it was an obligation of the federal government to give work to those able to work and an obligation of state and local government and of private charities to take care of L those needy persons who are un- l See RELIEF FUND page S WEATHER CLOUDY AND WARMER TENNESSEE mid Increasing ness and warmer tonight followed i p h t rain Wednesday and in ex- treme wrst tions late tonight W c d n e s day morning Colder The miners asked for adoption of cept for maintainance Post Agrees to Operate Park Through Summer City to Act on Proposal Tonight Members of the executive com- of Hammond Post of the American Legion last night in- formed a committee of city that the organization would agree to operate and supervise Legion Park during the summer months without incurring anv gation on the part of the city ex- a six-hour five-day week instead of the present five-day week They also asked for a basic wage of a day as compared with the current rate of a day average in the north and a day in the south The miners proposal called for not less than a day for old menjin view of the fact the city now and crippled miners doing i owns the property ing duties around the mines an I As a to the opening The proposal wiil be formally presented to the board of mayor and aldermen which meets tonight in adjourned session So far as the Legion is concerned the city will not be obligated to divide any fits with the local post but will be responsible for the park's upkeep Opposes He testified in opposition to a that would extend dollar de- valuation power and the stabilization fund until uary 15 1041 Even under the present tion there is danger of depreciation of money and unfortunate sion within our banking he said President Roosevelt sent his re- relief request to congress day saying there was real noed for an additional WPA appropriation to round out this fiscal year He described the relief situation as very serious and said congress had the ity of supplementing the 000 additional WPA appropriation which it had approved in trimming a White House for i Hearing On The senate labor committee ed to hold hearings on amending the Wagner Labor Act as sought by thc American Federation of bor and opposed by the CIO It acted after AFL President William Green requested that ings be started at the earliest sible moment The committee did See U S CONGRESS Page 8 separatists STid local Nazis in Bratislava espital of Slovakia are pictured this u they charged up a street during recent riots against Czech authorities seeking to enforce tial law POWER PURCHASE PARLEY IS HALTED TVA Representatives Go to Washington Meeting With Lilienthal Hinted increase of 15 cents a ton on of the pool the chy already has ting and loading rates an increase been advised that both the adult of 25 cents a on i and children's pool should be painted in order to chuck thc spread of vegetable growth which is said to be in fresh wa- ter pools Thc growth is regarded as harmless So far as profits arc concerned the city may or may not derive profits It was pointed out that thc See MINERS 8 FOUR FACE BIGAMY CHARGE IN SWAP SOLONS SUPPORT ON ASKED Barkley Says No Serious Op- position Should Deter pose Armament Plan CHATTANOOGA March 14 looking toward the consummation of the sale of electric facilities of the Commonwealth Southern Corp to the Tennessee Valley Authority and several valley cities were pended today representatives Joseph A Swidler attorney and J A Krug chief power engineer were in Washington on an errand the pose of which was not disclosed immediately They left here unexpectedly last night after meeting with E A Yates and Justin Whiting power company representatives It understood they would meet TVA Director David E at the although was reported to be on tion in Florida It was suggested too that possibly they would aid in drafting corrective legislation which was declared necessary for the completion of gigantic deal Purchase Questioned WOUNDED KNOXVILLE COP NEAR DEATH WAITRESS IS HELD HITLER AUGMENTS EUROPEAN EMPIRE KNOXVILLE March 14 waitress was held in city jail today while policeman Herman Curley Rollins 32 gered near death from a bullet wound that injured his spinal cord and punctured a lung Homicide Officer Tom Day re- ported Rollins was shot in the back last night when he went to an Hitler climbed nearer mastery of uptown boer parlor to investigate the European continent today with Slovak State In Fuehrer's Pocket New Hungary land BERLIN March 14 a woman's screams Police reports said the young woman held out charge fired the shots when Rollins attempted to arrest her employer Three men and a woman were jailed with the waitress for BARRON G COLLIER SUCCUMBS AT 65 Advertising Executive Was friendless ed and an independent Slovak state set up under his guidance The new Slovak state was clearly in Hitler's pocket but the fate of easternmost di- vision of the three part slovak republic was undecided However the news that ian troops were marching into was received in Berlin with though it had been expected Czech Course The future course of the section of the former i federal state was to be considered at a conference between Hitler and Held Diverse Interests NEW YORK March 14 fff Barron G 65 who made A question has arisen as toj millions out of giving One Man and One Woman Make Bond In Order Care for Offspring to Ala March 14 said two children two mules and SO acres as well as two women were involved in :i deal for which four persons faced bigamy charges today Five other children were affected by the marital mixup and while one couple waited in jail the other was separated by the necessity of caring for all seven offspring Sheriff D C Nix said a Franklin grand jury would act in May on bigamy accusations against Mr and Mrs W D Johnson and Mr and Mrs Odell Brond neighbors Wednesday after- at nearby Red Bay Ala noon decidedly I Decrees CLOUDY colder Wednesday Kix said jonnson married buxom night Mrs Delia Brand mid Brand Fair slightly I ried Mrs Annie Johnson the er in extreme west portions same day the women both about Wednesday increasing cloudiness obtained divorce decrees WASHINGTON March 14 The administration lined up Con- gressional support today for its plan to let Latin American from U S trios obtain government plants There should be no op- j fc L J n T- Legion broke even last season but Senator it was explained that the cause was due to unfavorable weather: Icy Ky the Democratic leader declaring the scheme would im- with an unusual amount I Latin relations of rains and cold weather i U tho ir S u periods of L e was submitted i by Pittman i Nev of the Senate foreign hv H ft i tions It would permit h thc to buy ships guns and S from American th ercan to he low interest yards aml factories der in order to acquire funds to At the same time a House com- L LUIli be as the ci y s share of of construction of three jor projects now under tion and one i been completed FORCES OF MIAJA FIGHT EACH OTHER Two Groups Believe Other Is Band of while Reds Take Hand followed by rain late Wednesday afternoon or night Slightly warmer in west portions Wednesday Colder Thursday Thursday night did not permit for fiO days The arc about 30 thc sheriff said The four drove in I 8 Sustained World Readers Interest Striking Feature Of Spanish War a project to provide an additional set of locks for thc Panama Canal as a wartime safeguard Look To Pacific defense discussions shared the attention of Congress however Thc state department faced new demands for tion as to whether Japan had fied certain islands in violation of a 1922 treaty with this country Members of the Senate naval committee which received a letter from thc department yesterday sayins the treaty had boon ed insofar as it knew Sec DEFENSE S whether TVA could buy dams and existing generating systems such as are held by C S on a tary of the Cumberland river when the TVA act covers only thc river and its tributaries Senator Norris recently said he would the needed legislation Further delay resulted when the Nashville power board asked for a TVA representative to explain the Authority's estimate of thc value of Tennessee Electric Power Com- pany in that vicinity which Chairman J D Goodpasture declared was at variance with an independent estimate Krug dispatched John H ley special TVA consultant to the city and the board received an ex- planation Goodpasture assorted the pendent survey indicated a 500 deficiency nf needed revenue would result from the first year of municipal operation of the system Later he said the figure was just a working basis for an it is open to all the revision that TVA can convince us is sound Lack Of Understanding Krug said thc difficulty resulted from a lack of understanding x x x of the TVA operating analysis Leon Jourolmon member of the utilities commission made public at Nashville last night a letter to TVA officials in which lio something to read died last night of a heart attack Self-made from the quit it school in Memphis at 17 to en- ter the advertising field Collier con- trolled most of the advertising on subway and street car lines in the United Stiites and was known as the largest landholder in Florida the state that a county after him His restless energy also made him i he designated manifold financial social and philanthropic interests Nine foreign governments red decorations on him Boy Scout He became director in a score of advertising communications hotel and real estate corporations Among Sentence Withheld for Fifth chose he served as president were Barron G Collier Inc Florida Gulf Coast Hotels Inc Pacific Goering summoned back from his Italian vacation arrived in Berlin late today and went to the cellery immediately to talk with the Fuehrer Officials said that while in Italy he had been in constant official circles presumably meaning Premier Mussolini At Leitmeritz German cavalry and artillery headed for Lib Och 22 miles away and on the Czech frontier NAZI TROOPS TAKE CONTROL OF CZECH CITY German Into Little of Czech Nation Left by Dissolution PRAGUE March 14 Prague office of the Iron and Steel Works said its works manager at trava had reported by telephone that German troops had marched into that Czech city and pied it The manager said the German troops were now facing Polish troops across the der 140 miles east of Prague remained Czech territory after the Munich dismemberment although adjacent Teschen area was ceded to Poland The main works of the famous is at Dissolved The report of German troops entry came near the close of a day which witnessed official dissolution of the federal state Slovakia's declaration of ence under Chancellor Hitler's di- rection and Hungarian demands for the yielding of easternmost section of the shattered republ ic Hungarian troops marched into that territory CHAMBERLAIN SAYS NO ACTION LONDON March 14 Prime Minister Chamberlain in- in the House of Com- mons today that the breaking up of called for no action from Great Britain He said that the proposed guarantee of frontiers was one against un- provoked aggression against and no such aggression has taken place This was believed to represent the view of both Great Britain and France with respect to whether they should act under the September 25 Munich cord giving to Germany France and Britain then ex- pressed willingness to guarantee frontiers after minority disputes with Poland and Hungary had been settled The statement was not ated Stito a pact Highly trustworthy Czech ters said tonight that Czech and gendarmes in had been ordered to withdraw into Rumania and not resist the ing Hungarians any further President Emil Hacha of the these were issued solved republic was on his way here by special train See HITLER EMPIRE Page 8 FOUR SENTENCED POWER P 8 By DEWITT MACKENZIE Writer NEW YORK March 14 Analysis of thc Spanish civil war which now appears to be near call for peace must inevitably en- counter the fact that one of the striking features of this protracted conflict is thc manner in which half years Frequently it isn't easy to bay just what element of a situation it is that stirs emotions In thc present instance there would seem to be three principal factors In the first place we have ail the essentials of a great human tragedy It involves all classes of VALENCIA March H buttle by mistake between two groups of Miaja the unoccupied U S Embassy in Madrid was reported today by first arrivals from thc capital after a week of war within a war Each group thought thc other was composed of Communists re- belling against Gen Jose council For nn hour they fought outside thc embassy former town house of I he Dukes of where the Calle Del and the broad seo de la border the embassy gardens A band of Communists while established themselves by in thc vacant penthouse of an reader interest has been sustained i the and in neutral countries The persistent headlines in the press day after day make one pause to consider what it is snout this revolution thai is unusual en- American and raked the ing- forces with fire Suddenly one commander of thc forces supporting Miaja waved a poor white Rag Firing ceased and ers of thc two sides conferred and young and old Women have been i Apparently they discovered their ing beside their men families from i mistake at once for they embraced grandparents to tiny tots live and die among the ruins of their homes to hold the attention of the I or become refugees bound for no- American public with scarcely a where the broad highways break for more than U o and a Sea 8 and the two groups marched away as one Tbe Communist band quickly withdrew from the penthouse ing dons little Last Minute News Flashes POLAND INCREASES FORCES WARSAW March 14 Polish government announced tonight that it had increased its forces along Poland's border with for the protection of that border The number of troops was not disclosed LABOR BOARD ORDERS BACK WAGES PAID WASHINGTON March 14 National Labor Relations Board issued an order today directing the Candy company Chattanooga Tenn to pay remedial back wages to 19 striking already reemployed by the company in ance with an NLRB trial recommendation LINER SPEEDS TO STRICKEN VESSEL CHATHAM Mass March 14 SOS from the Norwegian freighter Belnor today diverted from her course the huge liner Conte di which radioed she was full to the stricken ship's assistance Inc Railways Advertising Company thc Empire State Development Com- pany and thc United States age Company Collier was active as a director of the Scouts of America As a special deputy police only public helpr ed perfect a system of traffic con- trol for New York City a decade ago He maintained a lifelong interest ir police work and acted as man of thc advisory committee of the international world police Three Sons Collier maintained a town home here an estate bordering that of the late John D Rockefeller in the hills near Tarrytown N Y and a winter estate on Fla where he became ill 110 days ago He entered medical center Saturday although his condition was believed improving He leaves his widow the former Juliet Gordon Carnes of Memphis and three sons Barron Jr Samuel and Miles by Judge Taylor Appeals Planned NORRIS ASKS QUICK ACTION ON TVA WASHINGTON March 14 Norris asked the today to amend the TVA act swiftly so the Tennessee Valley Authority could finance its share of an ment for purchasing properties of the Tennessee Electric Power company GREENEVILLE Tenn March 14 men faced thc of prison terms today unless they arc successful in appeals from conviction on charges of violating the securities act and using the mails to defraud in the sale of allegedly worthless stock Judge George Taylor sentenced four of the five dants yesterday to seven years in prison Those sentenced were John G Anderson formerly of Bristol Tenn E T Shaw 35 of Greene county Elias T Stone 65 and son Harold F Stone 43 both of New York Withheld The court withheld sentence in the case of Sam G Kennedy 54 who is an from a See STOCK FRAUD Page 8 ths Czechs had been resisting the Hungarians successfully for four hours these informants said They were under command of a General Hitler Handicap It was in a ence with Dr Joseph Tiso now premier of Slovakia that Hitler last night engineered the Slovak secession and creation of Europe's newest nation Early in the it was denied officially that thc German army had entered thc country de- spite some reports to the con- trary Collapse of the federal union through the Slovak declaration of independence at Bratislava was first announced to this Czech cap- ital at 3 p m Czechs Calm Czechs were unprepared for the magnitude of the shock but they received the news calmly and with resignation Anxiety quickly spread among Jewish inhabitants and German emigres whose first thoughts were to flee if possible There are about Jews in Hundreds of persons rushed to foreign consulates seeking visas The official announcement of thc federal dissolution called on thc Czechs to observe discipline and try to understand the situation How the Czechs would Sce NATION DISSOLVED P 8 Air Line Goal of Cities VATICAN CITY March 14 March 14 The congregation of un- appeal to Hie der consideration today the tics Authority to grant permission I attributed to Mother for an airline between I pine Rose founder of the Cincinnati and Atlanta is to be American Society of the Sacred planned at a meeting here Heart preliminary to her day by representatives from At- i cation lanta Lexington Ky and At the same time Pope Pius XII and Papal Secretary of State Luigi Cardinal gave their full attention to the many problems facing the Vatican all formalities Vatican Considers Many Miracles Credited To Early American Nun nati C E vice president and general manager of the Delta Airlines who is to attend the 1 has assured the cities his firm is ready to start line if and I when the permit is granted and an I airmail contract is received tie Postoffice Department from offing for the church The Holy Father's interest in affairs con- German Catholics was in- by the fact that among the first cardinals granted audiences after his election March 2 were four German cardinals The church already has decreed that Mother Duchesne is worthy of veneration as having exercised Christian virtues to a heroic de- gree She was a Frenchwoman who joined the visitation nuns as a attending the coronation young girl saw their Sunday having been concluded sion in the French Revolution is the situation in terwards she gathered some of the Germany where many churchmen j nuns and tried to reestablish a fear may be in the See MIRACLES GF page 8
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