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Leader Call (Newspaper) - March 10, 1934, Laurel, Mississippi DO OUR PART Weather Report told wave in 20 to 24 in south portion Sunday some VOL. 120. FINAL EDITION News Today we DO OUR PART SINCE 1911 MARCH 10, 1934. MEMBER A. E. N. F. A. Daily Argus - Jones County Times Laurel Call ROOSEVELT CURTAILS ARMY AIR MAIL SERVICE MOUNTING DEATH TOLL IN ARMY AIR MAIL RANKS BRINGS TENSE FIGHT IN CONGRESS ON POLICY Friends and Foes of Administration Plans on Air Mail Lindbergh is in Associated Friends and foes of the Roosevelt administration's air mail policy squared off for a fight in Congress today amid an atmosphere made tense by a growing list of deaths among army mail Two more army men perished last night at when a plane in which they were making TWO MORE AIR MEN OF ARMY DIE IN CRASH Ninth and Tenth Victims Since Army Took Over Air Mail Recorded in Wyoming Last Associated March 10. - Two more army mailmen are dead and another fighting turned lies marking the tragic climax of a veritable for the army When the plane plunged from the skies last buried its nose in the earth and burst into it marked the third fatal crash of an army mail plane during the with four bringing the total fatalities to ten since the army took over the The army officers killed in last crash were Arthur R. ' of March Calif. Lieutenant Frank L. Barksdale La. The plane carried no the flight being merely a practice The take-off from the field hero was Once in the Lieut. who was at the circled the plane above the city and then pointed the ship west for Salt Lake Develops Motor Trouble Witnesses say motor trouble apparently for several said they noticed that the engine was and sputtering As the plane reached a position the outskirts of the it plunged down nose into the Fire broke out at and the plane was quickly The two army who had been assigned to the army's air mail service between Cheyenne and Salt on Fair and Warm Then Rain New Weather Edict Associated Weather outlook for the period March 12 to 17, Central and East Gulf Fair Mid warmer in first probably ruin in middle or latter part of week with temperature near or somewhat above Southern Plains and West Gulf Generally fair in first probably rain in middle or latter part of near or above One Killed and Four are Hurt as Car Wrecks a trial run crashed in Two had died earlier yesterday in crashes near Daytona and O. Death Record Ten All ten army fliers have been killed since the Post Office Department cancelled private mail carrying contracts on charges of collusion and the army was directed to take the Of the only three actually were carrying Six were on errands connected with the mail service and one perished on a visit to his home before taking up an air mail President Roosevelt's request that postal funds be transferred to the War Department to finance the army mail service was due for debate in the Senate Bitterness among foes of the administration's policy promised acrid An outburst in the House yesterday was averted only when Democratic leaders brought about a quick Chairman McKellar of the Senate post office committee has introduced legislation to put the air mail back into private This was in line with the president's suggestion that the mail be turned back to companies on a drastically revised basis of pay for honest Lindbergh In Capital There was much interest today in the presence of Col. Charles A. in the national The famous who recently criticized the contract cancellation and drew a White House rebuke for making his letter public before the president read flew here It was thought possible he might confer with President Roosevelt or Secretary Dern of the War The fliers killed last A. R. Kerwin of March and F. L. Howard of were seeking to familiarize themselves with the Lake City route when the plane plunged in the DILLINGER IN GUN FIGHT IN CHICAGO AREA Associated March 10 - Fred 30, of an was killed and four perms were injured when their automobile went into a ditch near Ala. J. O. of and * Henry of also were seriously and two passengers in the Miss T. G. Koontz of and of were injured Rescuers were forced to break the glass from the car doors before extricating the Battles Police Chief of Suburban Schiller Park and Believed Hiding in Associated March 10-A sensational gunfight in which the police believe John jail was the chief sent investigators on an intensified hunt for the slippery desperado The fight late last night in suburban Schiller park between gunmen and Police Chief Robert whose car was completely disabled by The whose leader was identified by James a as They are believed to have gone to a hideout in Chief Christian had pursued two speeding As he drew up to within ten feet of the larger of the a gun was thrust through the rear Shots splattered all around the but he was He returned the but without apparent and the two cars sped Recognized Dillinger One of the machines was believed to have been the same one stolen earlier in the night from Mrs. Herman by whom Gaskin is Gaskin told police that three or four men in another car kidnaped stole Mrs. Stern's took him along with them and then forced him roaring away to From pictures he said he on Page ANGORA CATS FURNISH FUR Associated WOLF new fur raising industry is being developed by Melvin and Orr Wolf Creek They are raising long-haired Angora cats and have found a profitable TURNIP GROWN PROGRAM OF AID FOR RURAL FAMILIES OF SOUTH NOW ON RELIEF WILL BE DISCUSSED Associated La. - Sam farmer living three miles from here on the banks of Bayou grew an 11-pound turnip without the use of March 10.-A program to aid rural f- milies of the South now on relief to become more self-sustaining will be inaugurated March 12-13 at a conference in Atlanta between Harry relief administrator and federal relief officers from 12 The announcement of the meeting was made hy the relief As the demobilization of civil works in South is finished the program will become effective and it will be fashioned to give continuity to the cooperative measures of the federal government and states to relieve - - M In the recent statement of President Roosevelt on the administration policy for dealing with distress and the relief of distressed rural families was one of the three phases The other two were relief of families comprising stranded populations In towns and the relief of unemployed in Agricultural and relief executives who will attend the Atlanta meeting will come from North South Alabama and TROOPS GUARD ALABAMA COAL MINING AREAS OPPOSITION TO ROAD LOAN VETO DEVELOPS IN STATE AS MAKE PLANS OVERRIDE CONNER Walthall Supervisors Endorse Highway Effort as Does Greenville C. of C. Associated ' March 10.-As Mississippi legislators left today to inspect a project on the gulf lines were being drawn for an attempt next week to Governor Conner's threatened veto of the for a Public Works Administration loan of and grant of to finance a program for the Governor Conner made the trip with the announcing that he expects to read his veto message to a joint assembly next Opposition To from scattered sections of the state came opposition to the governor's intended veto and to action of a meeting of county officials here when a resolution upholding the governor's veto and his program was Opponents of the including the have announced as the basis of their opposition to the measure the issuance of additional state bonds any at the present To the contention of proponents that the bonds would be repaid only from proceeds from one cent of the six-cent gasoline members of the opposition in the legislature have contended that the faith and credit of the would still be behind the Walthall Heard Walthall county supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution denouncing the action of the Thursday while at Greenville the Washington county Chamber of Commerce sent resolutions to its delegates in the legislature urging them to vote to the The chamber also sent a message to Governor Conner urging him to sign the Word of these eruptions reached the solons as they journeyed southward to inspect the new Gulfport port and to spend the weekend as guests of the City of thankful for passage by the legislature of an act allowing Harrison county to retain two mills of the state's eight mill ad valorem tax to pay off bonds sold to finance Flapper Fanny Says u. s. pat. A man's is often cooled by a the giant port Resolution Resolutions passed by the Walthall county signed by W. K. and Supervisors John M. S. L. W. B. Brock and L. V. witnessed by S. E. are as at a state-wide meeting of county officers held in Jackson March 8, 1934, there was rushed with unheard audacity a resolution endorsing diversion of one cent of the gasoline tax and opposing the proposed PWA road construction the proceeding followed is obnoxious to Walthall be it resolved that we go on record as condemning such tactics as followed by the president of the Board of it further resolved that we favor the proposed PWA loan and oppose diversion of any part of the gasoline tax for any purpose other than road construction and STATE SOLONS OFF TO COAST FOR WEEK-END Two-Year Moratorium on Mortgage Foreclosures is One of Last Acts Yesterday in the Associated March 10.-Instead of the usual week-end trip the Mississippi legislators today journeyed by special train with their wives to the coast to enjoy the sea a dance and general entertainment before returning to the capital Monday for their windup weeks of the biennial Arriving at Gulfport in according to the the legislators will inspect the harbor facilities and be entertained tonight with a banquet and dance as guests of the Tomorrow they will tour the coast section from Pascagoula to Bay St. Louis in a continuous reception along the beautiful paved coast Face Work Next Returning to Jackson next week the solons will find a fight over liquor the governor's veto for the proposed PWA loan and grant for highways and more appropriations bills to be passed to make up the two-year The House has made good progress on the budget outlay and the Senate is ready to act. One of the last acts of the week in the upper house was passing of an emergency measure which provided a two-year moratorium on mortgage After sending the approved May on Page W. T. Johnson is Critically 111 in Shady Grove W. T. aged and loved citizen of Shady Grove suffered a stroke of paralysis at his home here Friday Many friends and relatives are very much alarmed over his Reports from his bedside Saturday morning are that he is slightly Airplanes Fly Over District but All Reported Citizens to Ask Troops be Associated March 10.- National guard troops and airplanes patrolled troubled Walker county's hills today as citizens of the district circulated a petition to Gov. B. M. Miller asking removal of the soldiers sent to preserve order In Alabama's mine and denying their sheriff's statement that troops were needed to prevent executives of the United Mine Workers of America here continued efforts to reach an agreement with mine operators in order that the estimated 0,500 men in 34 shafts might return to their Reports Everything Quiet Brigadier General John C. commanding officer of the Alabama National was to report to the governor at Montgomery following an inspection tour oi the Walker county area last Three companies of the 167th numbering 249 men and 22 arc on duty in the Walker county strike stationed at half a dozen mine Two planes of the 106th Observation equipped with flares for lighting the scenes of any possible night flew over the district but found nothing alarming to report other than a march on which terminated in Demand Mine leaders in the various strike and southeast of continued firm in their statements that miners would not return to work until the had been They were ordered back on the job not later than Monday by the Division Three labor but that decision has been appealed to Washington by William member of the board and district president of the United Mine Workers of A summary of miners on strike today by the Alabama Mining Institute placed the number at 8,0C5 in 34 with strikers in wagon mines and in mines only partially affected not Frank International representative of the here in an advisory capacity to today joined Governor Miller In suggesting all mines be closed clown temporarily in order to avoid the possibility of serious Cold Wind Hampers Hunt for Hoys Associated March 10. -A stinging wind handicapped searchers as the hunt for two I Johnny Garrett and Edgar missing from their home since Wednesday went into the third Eight negro trusties from city volunteered today to man boats in the flood waters of I earl river in south Jackson in an effort to locate the The belief that the two tots were drowned in the overflow waters of tl grew as police grappled through n maze of confused and conflicting 3 ARMY AIR MAIL FLIERS LOST IN FOG Land in South Carolina Without Injury After Losing Way from Richmond to Fla. In Washington Associated President Roosevelt today signed the legislation for crop production Elimination of liquor import quotas for the period extending from May 1 to June 30 was announced today by the federal alcohol control By good the House coinage committee approved two bills under which silver paid for farm surpluses would be accepted by the treasury at above the world with the white metal also being bought on the markets until the 1926 general price level is By 41 to 38, the Senate added another authorization to the cattle basic commodity to pay growers for eradicating diseased cattle and other The treasury reported that money in circulation Increased during February to The per capita gain over January was 50 for an average of The RFC told Congress that of its in loans authorized during was to help closed banks and building and loan Bills to repeal prohibition in Hawaii and Alaska were made ready to be reported to the House today or Monday by the territories Seventy-seven witnesses were assigned time by the Senate finance committee for three days of public hearings next week on the House ta Secretary Wallace appointed Jay N. newspaper cartoonist of Des Moines as chief of the bureau of biological Associated S. C. March 10.- Three army mail fliers who became lost last night enroute from Richmond to landed near here in rain and log early today with only slight damage to the ship and no injuries to Its two The craft was piloted by Lieut. K. N. Allen of Mich. With him were Sgt. Harry a native of but now living in and a corporal who was taken on the ship at Immediately after bringing the mail here and sending 1 to 25 miles by the men went to sleep in the rear of the and authorities refused to rouse them for had said Allen was piloting the that he did not know the name of the Shilling said they left Richmond last night about 8:30 and expected to land at Their radio went bad and they cruised about until they found the landing field near In setting the ship a wing grazed a tree resulting in slight damage which Shilling said would be repaired The fliers expected to resume their flight following repairs to the plane but this morning large flakes of snow and a misty rain continued falling and there was no indication weather conditions would The plane's number is Air Corps 32-175. It landed at 1:40 a. in. CUBAN TROOPS ARE READY TO STOP STRIKES President Orders Strikers to Return to Jobs by Midnight and Threatens to Dissolve Associated March 10.-President Carlos government today broke the strike of Havana dock Guarded by workers went on the Ward Line docks and the 8. Oriente which had brought a cargo of fruits and vegetables from There were no incidents attached to the strike breaking and the strong military guard maintained order March 10. Fulgencio Batista ordered Cuba's armed forces to stand ready for any emergency today as events moved toward a crisis in the island's labor The former now leader of the tightened his grip on the situation when disorders developed after President Carlos drastic decree ordering all strikers to return to duty before midnight Roving the an unidentified mob stoned and derailed three tram cars last Another group fired from a speeding automobile at sol diers and There were no casualties LOSS OF LIFE NOT JUSTIFIED BY VALUE OF SERVICE VERDICT OF ORDERS ISSUED Immediate Curtailment Ordered with Service Continued Only on Such Routes and Under Such Conditions as Will Insure Safe Lindbergh in Washington in Conference With Secretary of War on Associated March 10- Because of the loss nf ten the army started carrying the air President today ordered immediate curtailment of the To Secretary he directed the slopping of all or nir except on such under such weather conditions inn under such equipment and personnel conditions as will as tains the utmost care can recurrence of ratal Drains Musi Slop He recognized adverse weather conditions said the continuation of deaths in the army air corps must In announcing the Stephen a secretary to the stated the action the result or the loss of the ten lives In the 10 days In which the army has been flying the He that assurance given by the army when if took over the nir mail that it could safely undertake the job but he said Mr. regarded the casualties as far ton Early said the president recognized the army fliers had been faced with unusually severe and adverse weather - - but nevertheless he was aroused by the Lindbergh the War Department at the same time was going on a conference between Secretary Assistant Secretary Woodring and Charles A. Lindbergh on the subject of army aviation in It appeared clear although nir mail might have been touched on it was not the primary In House Democrats for n second consecutive day blocked Republican attempts to start a discussion of the Representative Edit h Nourse Rogers could not get unanimous consent for consideration of her resolution expressing It as the sense of the House that the army should immediately cease carrying the Representative Fish N. offered a resolution directing the speaker to appoint a special committee of live members to investigate airmail carrying by the as well as equipment used by army pilots and their Speaker declined to recognize him for the purpose Text of The text of President Roosevelt's instructions to the secretary of war Dear Mr. February 0th, the Army Air Corps given the temporary assignment of carrying the air mail and commenced the actual carrying on February 20th. action was taken on the definite assurance given me that the Army Air Corps could carry the that time ten army fliers have last their I appreciate that only four of these were actually flying the but the others were training or were proceeding to the mall I appreciate also that almost every part of the country has been visited during this period by snow and and that series taking even more have occurred at the same time in passenger and commercial the continuation of deaths In the Army Air Corps must all know that flying under on Page LINDBERGH IS CALLED IN ON All Veterans Asked to Meet a I Courthouse Ex-service men are called to a meeting of all veterans to be held at the Laurel courthouse at 7:30 o'clock Monday March 12, to discuss and take action on some very The session Is to be a strictly business Commander Albert Easterling of the local D. A. V. organization states that this is the beginning of a movement that is to cover the He states that the combining of the veterans into one organization so that the work may be better accomplished is the main object of the session here The next meeting scheduled is in where a similar movement will be Secretary of War Dern Sends for Most Famous Flier to Give Views on Aviation Associated March administration today sought the view of Charles A. Lindbergh on the entire army aviation The flier accepted an invitation from Secretary Dern to confer nl the office in desire to have as accurate firsthand Information on all aviation questions as the cabinet member told reporters before the so I requested Col. Lindbergh to come to Washington and give me the benefit of his long experience in consider him one of the greatest living aeronautical authorities and I know that he will he able to give us a great amount of Information on many pertinent questions we are now Asked whether Lindbergh's visit had any connection with Dern Lindbergh and f will the carrying of the air mail in this emergency his is not primarily in that As to whether talk would have any effect on the organization of the army air he said he did not think it would be responsible for any immediate Secretary Dern asked by n if Lindbergh would visit the White and shall take him to see the president if he asks The impression prevailed that Lindbergh would visit the White House later in the NEW FACTORY EFFORT BEING PUSHED HERE Early History of Plant Subscription List ing 7 Stock Is Be- In connection with Laurel's effort to locate a garment factory that will employ one hundred women and girls of it is interesting to recall the history oi the garment factory in now one of the largest in the Ten years ago the Reed brothers started with with which purchased twenty-five The plant has been increased until it is second to none in the United The employed now number 1,540 and the output is 350,000 dozens of shirts The Tupelo plant has paid dividends consistently and the past 1933, was the best In its The proposition offered Laurel is considerably better than was the Tupelo project when it first The goal of in subscriptions to preferred stock for the Laurel plant has not been reached but efforts are being continued with the hope of putting the factory the the first of next Those who have contributed by stock purchases include the Page
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