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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - March 20, 1939, Kingsport, Tennessee I jp I i 69 MEMBER A B C KINGSPORT TENNESSEE MONDAY MARCH 20 1939 EIGHT PAGES TODAY PRICE THREE CENTS ffiC CHAIRMAN NAMED TO HIGH COURT BY W O Douglas Stalwart of New Deal is Appointed To Succeed Brandeis Queen of Sues Sir Oswald WASHINGTON March William O Douglas 40 year old chairman of the securities com- mission was nominated by dent Roosevelt today to be an of the supreme court If the nomination is confirmed by the senate Douglas will ceed the veteran Justice Louis D Brandeis who retired February 13 after 23 years on the high nal Although there had been a spread demand for appointment of a westerner to fill the court cancy Douglas a former Yale law professor was appointed from Con- However Douglas was born in Minnesota and received his early schooling in Washington state Chairman Ashurst of the senate judiciary committee pointed a tee to consider Douglas tion With western senators pre- dominating the committee was as Hatch of New Mexico King of Utah McCarran of Nevada Burke of Nebraska and O'Mahoney of Wyoming all Democrats and Bo- rah of Idaho and Danaher of Con- Hearings The committee was expected to order hearings on the nomination within the next few days Borah strongly favors Douglas appointment and has been active in lining up senate support for the Yale law professor Burke told reporters he had been favorably impressed with Jas and that the latter would make an able justice Danah described the nomination as splendid and said Douglas was highly qualified and competent King Objects King however had this to They ought to have appointed a man who had some judicial ex- man like Justice old Stephens of the Court of eals for the District of Columbia ACCUSE PLANTS STORING ARMS TO CURB UNIONS Ban Advocated on Use chine Guna and Chemicals In Event of Strikes LITHUANIA AGREES TO HAND MENEL TO NAZIS WHEN PROVINCE DEMANDS GERMAN ANNEXATION Tommy's British Actress Mary above described by admirers as the reincarnation of Mary Queen of has filed a suit against Sir Oswald Mosely British fascist leader Miss is a member of Freedom for Scotland Society PRAGUE LEGATION IS CLOSED BY U S 4 Hatch the sub-committee would meet at the earliest possible time and if hearings are desired they will be held State Department Orders Minister to Czechoslovakia To Return Home WASHINGTON March 20 The senate civil liberties tee said today the purchasing and storing of arsenals of firearms and tear and sickening gas weapons is a common practice by large em- who refuse to bargain col- with legitimate labor unions The committee headed by Sena- tor La Follette re- commended legislation to prevent the use of machine guns and of- fensive chemical weapons in in- disputes It also urged that movements of armed com- pany police and strike guards be restricted to plant property Employers Rights Any legislation should maintain employers rights to protect their property the committee added It reported that employers chased of tear and ening gas between 1933 and June 1937 chiefly during or in pation of strikes All of the largest individual purchasers are the report said and their totals far surpass those of large law ment purchasers In fact the largest purchaser of gas equipment in the country the Republic Steel Corporation bought four times as much ns the largest law enforcement purchaser Republic Armed During the little steel strike of 1937 the committee said Re- public had 552 revolvers 64 rifles with rounds of ammunition 245 shotguns and rounds of shotgun shells 143 gas guns and 4.033 gas projectiles and hand grenades Out of worth of gas purchased by the 80 largest private purchasers between January 1933 and June the committee said was bought during strikes or when strikes were threatened In all worth of gas was purchased before or during strikes Dr strike threats in which union recognition was teh exclusive or a contributing factor Depend On Strikes The committee statement out- lined activities firms which it said sell most of the tear WASHINGTON March 20 Chairman Ashurst said the j The United States closed its ciary committee would give the tion in Prague today and ordered thorough and careful consideration that was given to Mr Justice Black Mr Justice Reed and Mr Justice Frankfurter Douglas is known as a ent new deal supporter Recently he denounced as a phoney a proposal from the stock exchanges to trading rules Fourth Appointment This was President Roosevelt's fourth appointment in less than two years to the court There was no vacancy during his first term Another vacancy would permit him to name a majority of the bench Chief Justice Charles ans Hushes will be 77 on April 1 Justice James C McReynolds already is 77 and Justice Pierce Butler is 72 There has been speculation over See WILLIAM DOUGLAS p 8 WEATHER its Minister to Czechoslovakia to return to this country The Minister Wilbur J Carr was directed to turn the legation over to American consular officials in Prague capital of the latest country absorbed by Germany's march to the east The order went from ton in the midst of a renewal of congressional debate over can foreign policy The State Department also re- leased a telegram from Carr dated March 17 which There are no officials of the Czechoslovak government to which I am accredited with whom I can maintain relations for the tion of the interests of the United States and its citizens In the house Representative Thill R-Wis declared he never would vote to embroil the United States in the coming European war Hitler's seven league boots will lead to another European con- Thill said asserting America must make up her mind whether she will stay neutral or and sickening gas Federal Laboratories Inc of Pittsburgh the Lake Erie cal Company of Cleveland and the Manville Manufacturing See CIVIL LIBERTIES Page 8 not CLOUDY COLDER I Administration officials were lent pending disclosure of the text o s 11 y cloudy of a formal protest to Germany GARNER STANDING ON 32 PLATFORM Singer Yvonne Arden above described by Tommy Manville as the most beautiful blond I have ever will become wife No 5 of the New York playboy according to Manville No date for the wedding has been announced BRITAIN SEEKS PACT SIGNERS Two Envoys Without a Country Agreement Is Extended to Smaller Nations of Europe LONDON March 20 diplomatic quarters said today Britain had proposed an an- declaration by herself France Soviet Russia and any er nation willing to join a common stop Hitler front These quarters said the declaration was offered as a to a Russian suggestion for a joint conference of democratic nations to consider means of resisting possible German aggression It was not clear whether the sian proposal envisaged tion of the United States in such a conference V S Welcomed The view in London however was that American participation would be welcomed if it could be obtained SULLIVAN YOUTH FATALLY WOUNDED Red Conkin is Victim of Gunshot Allegedly Fired by Hawkins Deputy Vice President Mentioned As 1940 Candidate Holds Same Views on Government WASHINGTON March Vice-President Garner it was learned today is answering ries about his stand on mental policies by citing a ment of views he made in 1932 He says he now holds the same opinions The 1932 statement was con- in a letter accepting the Democratic vice-presidential nation Foregoing the usual no- Investigation today is underway by Hawkins and Sullivan officers regarding the fatal ing of Red Conkin 23 allegedly by Deputy Sheriff Frank of Hawkins county Conkin a resident of the 15th district of Sullivan county near the Hawkins county line was reported to have been shot by about p.m yesterday after the officer had arrested him on a charge of public drunkenness According to Magistrate J E Morelock of the loth district the shooting occurred in Hawkins county near the Duncan Church section was quoted as saying that he arrested the youth and while walking along the road the latter jerked loose and started running The magistrate said Ciure shot Conkin with a 45 ber pistol and that the youth con- to run approximately 25 yards before he fell dead Deputy Sheriff G C Alvis and Constable Tom Richmond sale they examined the body of Conkin and that the bullet entered his back approximately five inches from the spinal column vith local tonight and Tuesday in southeast and colder in ivest portion night Colder in northeast portion Tuesday Generally fair in north and mostly and mer jn tion tonight Tuesday generally fair and colder Wednesday rain cloudy night and Tuesday followed by showers Tuesday and in ex- treme west portion after- noon Colder tonight slowly rising temperature Tuesday in west tion over its absorption of akia On capitol hill lators quickly were taking sides for or against a by Chairman man of the Senate Fore- ign Relations Committee to let warring nations buy arms in this country if they pay cash and ship them in their own vessels Shipments Bombed The present neutrality law bans such shipments whenever the ident finds that a state of war exists Senator Borah took issue with Pittman's proposal ad- instead a prohibition on the sale directly or indirectly of all instruments of war to any and all nations engaged in armed con- See U S NEUTRALITY 8 Mystery Shooting Of Youthful Football Star Puzzles Police RIDGELY Tonn March 20 fp series of anonymous written and the pistol wounding Doug Canaday football player of school had this community mystified today I Canaday said he was in the j hand Friday night after accepting a challenge to meet me behind the sawmill He said it was his second such meeting Sheriff Alf j H Haynes quoted the youth as j saying he did not know his ant but could recognize him i Haynes was frankly nonplussed I Doug is a fine boy an extra nice j he said He's or LXX I can't figure who would want to shoot him The were handed to him by a negro on the street The sheriff said the note received more than a week ago declared in If you want to do what you once did and want to show that you're not low meet me Saturday night Canaday said he arrived at the designated spot and his assailant without a word struck him in the face The footballer returned the knocking the other man out and then put the unconscious man in an automobile standing close bv he said Use MYSTERY P 5 c I LI ceremony Garner wrote Barkley Democrat lo him and stated that after Con kin started to escape he had ed him several yards He quoted as saying he was about to overtake the youth when the his philosophy of nent Two Things There are just two things tc his government as I see the etter said The first is to juard the lives and properties of aur people the second is to in- Sce JOHN GARNER page 8 CAUSE IS SOUGHT FOR PLANE CRASH SCORES HITLER ACTION LONDON March 20 Viscount Halifax British fore- ign secretary accused Germany today of deliberately ing incidents to create aji ex- cuse for invasion of vakla In a speech packed with angry words the foreign secretary virtually accused Germany of menting the secession of vakia from the federation Maxim Soviet sar of foreign affairs these ters said communicated the con- ference suggestion to the British embassy in Moscow made similar proposals after both the German absorption of Austria March 13 1938 and after German annexation of last ber British however rejected them See MEMEL NEXT Page 8 AUTOS TAKE NINE VICTIMS IN STATE Two Drowned as Car Rolls Off Cumberland Ferry Into River The Two lives were lost when an rolled off a ferry into the Cumberland river near Nashville yesterday bringing the state's auto death toll for the week to nine Thomas R Hulan 34 and his sister Novella 34 were trapped in the car as it sank to the river's bottom Two other occupants liam Hulan 34 a brother of the victims and A B Lancaster 23 caped by breaking a window and swimming ashore The survivors assigned Thomas inexperienced driving as the cause of the tragedy They said he had driven onto the boat Suddenly the car moved forward latter stopped and threatened him crashing a chain guard and top with a wooden club after j overboard which the officer fired one shot Alvis said was arrested on a murder charge and released under bond Preliminary hearing has been set before trate B E Smith of Church Hill at 1 p.m Thursday Conkin is survived by his ents Mr and Mrs F M Conkin one sister Mrs Dean Bragg of Blairs Gap seven brothers Mike Oscar Earl Houston Experts View Wreckage of amt Conkin Funeral services will b Stratosphere Liner Which Carried Ten to Death ALDER Wash March 20 Aviation experts came to this be held morrow at 2 p.m at the home by the Rev Mclear Interment will be in Mullins cemetery Development of light bulbs out filaments utilizing helium in- Released Clutch William Hulan said his brother probably released the clutch after meshing the gears thinking he had shifted into neutral in the week a Florida truck driver was killed and a com- injured when their vehicle charged off the airline highway near Harriman and overturned Near Dyersburg a Dyer county farmer lost his life when his car crashed through bridge railings and dropped into Lewis creek A companion escaped with injuries Boy Killed A boy was killed when struck by an automobile on a way near Selmer Other deaths recorded were the mountain village today to seek an I stead has been predicted Then results of previous accidents explanation for the crash of the he boys can sing under the gas I A Chattanooga woman died of in- explanation for the crash of the new Boeing liner which carried its 10 pants to death in a spectacular plunge Saturday Victims of the crash included A G Von Baumhauer aeronautics engineer for the Netherlands Peter ant manager of the Royal Dutch Air Lines and several prominent American airmen Presence of Von Baumhauer and Guilonard in Seattle had not been generally known Von Baumhauer was a member of the Dutch Air Mission to the United States came on private business Twisted Wreckage Federal and Boeing officials studied the wreckage of the ship to determine whether a structural fault re- sponsible Thomas Hardin of ington U C vice chairman of the air safety board of the Civil Aero- See PLANE CEASH Page S boys light again Sec AUTO DEATHS 8 Are we Pictured at entrance 0 S State Department in Washington are left Vladimir Hurban former Czech minister and Dr Don Fernando de los Rios former ambassador from Spain Still smiling though without an SENATORS FAVOR TAX LEVY CHANGE MOBILIZATION NEXT MOVE FOR FRANCE Independent n a 1 Action May Be Asked on Business Levies 20 Sentiment increased in the senate finance committee today for pendent action to overhaul business taxes if dent fails to recommend their revision The President said last week the Treasury was malting tactual ies to ascertain effects of ed changes in the tax structure He revenues at present level Chairman Harrison of the finance committee said he stood ready to cooperate with ies Morgenthau and Hopkins both of whom have suggested that taxes could be revised in an effort to encourage business Senator George a finance committee member said he inter- Mr Roosevelt's recent ments as indicating had no desire to revamp the present system Up To Congress Senators Adams and Austin agreed with George that congress should take matters into hands in the event administration proposals are not forthcoming George told reporters there was no doubt that majority of the ate favored overhauling tion taxes Congressional talk is centering on a proposal to tute a levy on corporation income for the existing buted profits capital stock and ex- cess profits taxes Administration followers argue that this might deter business be- cause a higher rate would to compensate for existing levies Reorganization Dehate As for other fields of activity the senate with debate on the government tion Under the sure the President could revamp most government agencies by Sec BUSINESS TAXES Page 8 NAZI TROOPS WE ANSWER FREEDOM CRY Report Lithuania Considers Memel As Unnecessary Ballast at Present BERLIN March many and Lithuania were reported today to have come to an under- standing on Germany's possible of Memel The outcome of between ian foreign minister and Joachim Von Ribbentrop German minister was described 1 Germany will receive Memel with open arms if and when eilanders make known their de- sire to get home into the Reich 2 Lithuania will consider self rid of unnecessary ballast Daladier to Strengthen His Border Garrisons as ing to Germany The ostensible cause for el's reunion with Germany ever will be Memel not Germany or Lithuania Liberating Troops The Memel Landtag meeting March 25 is expected to raise the cry of self-determination with a demand to home to the By TAYLOR HENRY PARIS March 20 The French government was reported today to have decided upon al mobilization along the land frontier as a warning to many to hands off Rumania a French ally Political sources indicated that the first use Premier Daladier would make of the unprecedented dictatorial powers by Parliament yesterday would be an armed demonstration to Rumania that she would not have to face German threats alone Troops Recalled Usually secrecy surrounded a cabinet meeting but political observers agreed that the first plenary de- crees submitted for President bert Lebrun's signature today would start the recall of troops and would be designed to bring the French army's standing strength up to nearly men French military measures these sources said were tied in with a sudden stiffening of the French and British diplomatic policy prepared find the Memel NEW JURISDICTION CLAIMED BY UNION Tenant Farmers tion Contends Workers Eligible Last Minute News Flashes PANS FURTHERED FOR STATE NASHVILLE March Park Director Sam ster today the conservation department planned to acquire by July a trat for the Steel Creek park five miles south of Bristol PROVIDENCE R I March trucking with few exceptions was virtually in Rhode Island today as truck drivers struck for higher wages after the breakdown of negotiations for a new for drivers in Rhode land Massachusetts and Connecticut LOS ANGELES March Gorin Pacific coast manager of Soviet government agency was sentenced in U S district court today to serve years in a federal penitentiary Tcr MEMPHIS March 20 Southern Tenant Farmers Union which now says it has bers in six states laid claim today to labor jurisdiction including an estimated two and a half workers in all southern states An emergency meeting yesterday voted to extend its jurisdiction to include all farm workers whether farm laborers sharecroppers ants or small farm owners together with all relief workers living in rural areas throughout the south We'll make the STFU a real industrial union commented H L Mitchell STFU secretary The convention added its formal approval to the executive council's action of a week ago in from the United Cannery cultural Packing and Allied ers of America a CIO affiliate It voted to leave to the council the question of any futura affiliation with either AFL or CIO The STFU charged the PA was and had attempted to wrest con- trol of the tenant union from STFU officers Nazi Germany absorbed a large part of Czechoslovakia last week Ambassador Reports Daladier was reported to have called to the colors special fortress from the last three classes which have their military service It was said an additional class of men might be summoned War ministry officials said the army would be strengthened but gave no details Robert French to Berlin the British Berlin and the German envoy to summoned back to ar- rived today and went immediately to see Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet Anti-Jewish Party Loses AH Posts In Zurich Ballot ZURICH Switzerland March 20 anti-Jewish firm hand party lost its six for the city of Zurich in the grand council or legislative body of Zurich Canton first tabulations of yesterday's election figures showed today The defeat of the was widely interpreted in the press as a significant demonstration of ters determination to main Swiss democratic principles The lation of Zurich Canton is almost entirely German-speaking WANT HITLER ACTION FREE CITY OF DANZIG March Danzig spokesman declared today that the Free City was waiting anxiously for reunion with Germany but our best information is that the time has not come for such a step We are not looking for any Immediate change in our he said We must re- on Berlin to make the deci- sion for us Then Chancellor ing columns would enter Memel as liberators Whether the Lithuanian tude was prompted by events in Europe or whether intended to Memel to Germany anyway ed to have become convinced that loss of the square mile would be good riddance Economic Terms Lithuanian it was said would offer attractive economic terms for Germany's purchase of her duce chiefly geese butter eggs and timber Although Lithuania pictured Landtag's expected nation cry most Lithuanian diplomatic quarters were positive their foreign ter had no of applying for a protectorate for his tdy If anybody tries to enter bur country by force of one Lithuanian said we will resist to the last and defend our No Disturbance Both Von Ribbentrop and sys were understood to have agreed that settlement of the Memel question need not tions between the two countries It was announced at the same time that count Johannes Von Welczek German dor to Paris had been ordered to return to Berlin to report French Ambassador Robert londre called back Saturday by his government already had left the German capital Circumstantial evidence ed that the reunion of Memel with Greater Germany is a tion of days Taken From Germany Memel a Baltic district square miles in area was ed from Germany by the les treaty and later placed under Lithuanian sovereignty with a measure of autonomy With Chancellor Hitler back in his world-watched chancellery and the press hinting a possible of the 1935 See MEMEL NEXT Page 8 Wilson Self-Determining Theory Given Reverse English By Hitler By DeWITT MacKENZIE Affairs Writer NEW YORK March 20 Chancellor Hitler's progress is developing an amazing paradox which would be able if it didn't hit one right in the face In imposing his domination over small countries the Fuehrer is coolly putting reverse English on Sudetenland last fall has stirred all the other minorities of eastern Europe and the Balkans into re- activity These little folk are about full of fresh hope from the Baltic to the Black Sea There isn't a country in all that vast reach of the continent which hasn't its minority Some of the insurgents want to Woodrow Wilson's famous ideal of j be wholly independent and others self-determination for minorities i wish to return to the nation from and is turning it to his own ad- which they sprung hope vantage J makes each one of them believe it Hitler's triumph at Munich and j can guess under which shell the his annexation of the big German pea is concealed population in Slovakia's Sso ACTIVE p 8
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