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Stevens Point Daily Journal (Newspaper) - January 23, 1939, Stevens Point, Wisconsin latin journal CU EDITION FORTY FOURTH YEAR FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STEVENS JANUARY 23, 1939 10 PAGES INVESTIGATE FATALITY IN MEEHAN FIRE Government Orders Evacuation of Barcelona 1938 by Kims Eradicate All in or U D. sphere pass is in favor with terback Roosevelt this It's a new one and the most deceptive of all touchdown The terback throws the ball so high in the air it is lost in the then when the opposition figures the game has been called on account of a lost Mr. Roosevelt moves to the spot near tbe goal where he knows the ball will come catches and steps across the last line for the That's the play on the neutrality act. The senate foreign relations com- threw the administration into the clouds by ing to consider it When al Franco and other have quit shouting and charging in upon con- late in the Mr. evelt will be found in the corner of the waiting to catch it. If the play works he will get more than be now has to select nations for the play PLACE HOPKINS IN BOLE OF MEDIATOR It Is very difficult sometimes to tell just where the ball may come For since Com- merce Secretary tion was sent to the the air has been full of floating Some of these apparently are in- flated with helium and may never conie First was that one about Mr. Hopkins being commissioned to g peace between AFL and soon as he la The CIO and AFL were more interested in finding out where that one was going to land than anyone They investigated and found that while the ball came from the eral direction of the White no one knew who threw As near as they could make out the only idea In throwing it was to let the senate opposition notice how good Hopkins looked in profile against the particularly as Hopkins knows nothing whatever about the subject and does not have the con- of both Yet no one is sure just what this play is. Hopkins might be able to do something if he used the coming Wagner labor board amendment situation as a bludgeon to make John Lewis But this is pro football and Lewis gave a lot of money to the INVOLVED IN POWER DEAL TALK The one tossed up from the same side suggesting Hopkins was com- missioned to make a deal with Wendell Willkie to close the TV A- Commonwealth and Southern was not full of helium but apparently of Some say the weight which held It back was TVA Commissioner David but he is too big to get into anything smaller than a trial Lately he has been suffering from undulant fever contracted by drinking goat's milk or milk and he has not been able to get around It is a rather serious A deal between and is considered kins never thought much of the power but not as long as Mr. Lilienthal and his Senator TO MEET WITH BUSINESS HEX Mr. Hopkins has a ball he can run with in the coming meeting of on Want Ad Another contest for Want Ad Two cash prizes and 20 free theatre tickets to the which appears at the Fox theatre this week wilt be given to the 22 persons who Rules arc Today and Tuesday 14 tions and answers pertaining to the will be listed on the Want Ad Clip ail these questions and answers out Arrange questions and answers paste them on a single sheet of paper and mall to the Daily Journal Contest Accuracy and will decide the winners and all en- tries MUST be mailed no later than midnight January 25. Winners will be announced on ths Want Ad REBEL ARMIES 15 MILES FROM CITY All Civilians Told To Leave at U. S. to Remove Americans the Jan. 23 LPJ The Spanish government today ordered evacuation of the civilian tion of its under the threat of insurgent armies a little more than 15 miles from the city Premier Dr. Juan after a long night an- the ministers themselves would remain at the capital to fight to the bitter Proclaims of The government a of throughout the The effect of this AIB BOMB FIVE BRITISH SHIPS Jan. surgent air raiders today bombed five British ing one and killing two in attacks apparently in- tended to choke off Barcelona's food The five vessels were the freighters Dover African Thorpe Bay and The African which had been hit in an earlier air The was attacked seven miles off the others In Barcelona's William second mate of the African and the second mate of the Thorpe whose name was not were taken after two and one-half years of civil was not at once ent but border observers believed it meant full martial Generalissimo Franco's armies pressed on persistently In the to take the great coastal which became the capital after the government moved first from rid and then from Valencia to cape the insurgent Both Madrid and Valencia remain In government City Bombed Three Times Insurgent planes bombed lona three times this morning lowing repeated air raids yesterday which killed 49 and wounded 100 the insurgent armies which yesterday captured beach resort near pushed along the Inland columns converged on the A cabinet communique from celona said the ministers appointed a committee comprising officials the national the regime of Catalonia and the Barcelona city administration to organize the evacuation of the cap- ital. The announcement explained that civilians otherwise would be by the work of fortification and With most men called to the col- ors and many women working be- hind the the evacuation was expected to be confined largely to many thousands of refugee children and aged women who could be sent into northern Catalonia to escape air raids and leave the defenders The while insisting it would in acknowledged that steps pad been taken face any and to assure the continued work of the For several it was learned at the the government have been moving archives out of the capital and provincial courts already have been trans- ferred to northern Many prisoners formerly held in Barcelona have been sent In case of actual Insurgent entry into the government were expected to follow this movement toward the French The mountainous region from Barcelona north to the border of- ample refuge in towns like Gerona and TO REMOVE AMERICANS FROM BARCELONA States authorities decided today to remove Americana from lona area as the Spanish ment threw all its resources into a defense of its The United States officials here arranged to summon the United States crusler Omaha which Is at on the French about 12 hours vailing dis- tance from northeast Walter D. American charge d'affaires said he would call for tbe Omaha Vice Con- sul Douglas Flood notified cans to prepared for the He said about would States officials in lona were to have a list of 100 on DRAMATIC RESCUE OF OCEAN PLANE'S SURVIVORS Rescuers and rescued of New flying boat Cavalier tell dramatic story of survivors clinging to rubber life belts in stormy Atlantic for 10 hours prior to rescue by the tanker Esso ill-fated map of and left tu R. plane's rescued in critical con- Robert Patrick radio officer who called for Neil first and Charles one of rescued The steward HOME DESTROYED BY CARSON FIRES Riverside on Highway 10 and Nearby Residence Burn to Ground The Riverside tavern on Highway 10 northwest of Stevens Point and the residence of Andrew a few rods south of Club 10, were com- destroyed by fires over the week-end at a loss of several sand The tavern burned about 11 o'clock Saturday night and the residence burned about o'clock Sunday Both were located in the town of Patrons wore in the tavern when the fire was discovered by one of the patrons who had stepped out- He ran inside and notified the Arlo and other that the roof waa Lights in the place went out almost immediately and the proprietor and several volunteers were able to ry out only the cash a ball an electric phono- graph and a small quantity of Liquor Carried Off While the place was standers cat ried off the liquor and a it was kicked the top off the cash ly attempting to open it. The tavern burned to the ground and no attempt was made to ex- the flames as a high wind fanned the names throughout the entire building in a few The proprietor said stock in the building was valued at The owned by Mrs. T. B. a Stevens Point resident who la now visiting in was valued at It was a large frame a story and a half in The residence fire was dis- covered after Mr. Zaija had built a fire in a He roused his wife and five children after he dis- covered the fire and they were able to save nearly all of the household Shift In Wind Saves Barn Wind which was blowing from the northwest the fire broke out threatened to spread the flames to a large barn but the wind shifted before the reached Its peak and the barn The family is at present ing a house trailer on its The house was a one- with an al items stored in the attic The low was partly ered by Defective wiring or a defective chimney aa the probable of the residence The fire at tbe it Is believed to have been caused by defective This theory was advanced because of ness with which the lights went out after the fire tar May Dispose Of Sidley Case Out of Court Jan. Tha strong possibility of an settlement of the suit of William Hortick Sidley to break the will of his Mrs. May belle lick loomed today as the hearing was postponed to The attorneys in the case were in conference in the chambers of Judge J. Allan Simpson at 9'30 a the time the hearing was uled to resume after a week-end re- While the lawyers Judge Simpson waited in another Following a half-hour conference in Simpson was called m at the request of the and he emerged 10 minutes later to an- postponement of the heating until Wednesday the request of both Later Judge Simpson revealed the conference of the attorneys was a result of his When the lawyers gathered at the court house for the beginning of day's Simpson told he informed attorneys that in view of the nature of the timony being they should discuss the matter of an court settlement now if such an agreement was being Reports have been in circulation since the middle of last week that such a settlement was being The possibility of a Simpson further told the would become more remote with the continuation of testimony for Young Sidley began ing last intended to show his mother was mentally incompetent and under undue influence of W. Perkins when she drew the Amlie Named to Jan. R. Amlie of former Progressive member of the was nominated by President velt today to be a member of the commerce commission for a term expiring December 31, 1945. Amlie would succeed a veteran commission H. also a Wisconsin Meyer was appointed to the commission by President Taft in 1911. His last term expired Midwinter Parley at Rhinelander Jan. annual midwinter conference of the Wisconsin department of the American Legion here this end will draw more than 400 T. J. local forecast The three-day conference opens 10 SURVIVORS OF PLANE CRASH NEAR NEW YORK No Trace of Two Wives See bands Sent to Death New Jan. Safe er one of the most dramatic cucs in the annals of air five men and five survivors of the sunken flying boat approached New York day aboard the tanker Esso They had been expected to arrive about 9 a. but later ad- vices indicated the tanker might not reach its river until about 3 p. m. because of rough Gale Slows aeas which slowed the sturdy rescue vessel to eight knots revived anew for the 10 the memory of nearly 10 hours they spent clinging to rubber lifebelts until the tanker hove to In the drawn by their Joy over their own miraculous rescue was tempered with sorrow at the fate of three other two men passengers and a plane who slipped beneath icy apparently too weak from injuries for the long struggle against tempest winda and ing Eight coast guard vessels gave the three up Tor lost last night after a through search of the seas where motor trouble forced the giant Bermuda bound Imperial British Airways craft to pancake into the Atlantic ocean 300 miles southeast of Cape N. ing a gale Saturday Into Water It sank in 10 forcing the 13 persons aboard to leap into the water before they could don saving Among tbe survivors were the wives of the two missing They were recuperating from hysterical horror engendered helpless to they saw their weakened husbands slip from lifebelts to certain All survivors were reported In except M. pilot of the 19-ton, flying who more from shock and ure than the Two tugs carrying fresh officials and newspapermen were ready to steam down the channel and take the clad borrowed sea off the Motor cam were waiting at pier to speed them to a hospital for medical Mountainous waves had ed the transfer of a doctor from the navy gunboat Erie to the er after the and the numbed passengers and crew members re- on pagt Circuit Court Jury Finally Decides Case A verdict brought In In circuit couit here in thn of Fied Al versus the General Casualty a Wisconsin insurance and David by a In whose hands the had been placed nt 12.37 p. m. Thn Jury found that whose car wan Involved in a collision with tho defendant's truck on County Trunk A northeast of Dec 9, 1H37, Buffered personal that of services and medical cure for amounted to find to his found to 60 pel cent and the 40 per cent. On the of this thr would be entitled to collect 60 per cent of tho amount of the or The Jury found the defendant negligent as to excessive not keeping a proper lookout and in driving on the Bide of and found the plaintiff negligent In not keeping a proper lookout and in driving on the side of the Trial of the case started last Monday before Judge Herman J. Of and the case through the week until Fuday one a for damage cases here In MEETS TRAGIC DEATH Jan. 23 Death under tragic circumstances came to Mrs. Thomas age 43, at her home here early Sunday Mrs. who had been in ill health for about a year and wan to have been taken to Madison on Sunday for was found dead by her her body suspended with A clothesline from a rafter in tha unfinished ond story of the family Mr. Peterson remained up night In order to administer to his At four o'clock she was asleep In her but an hour after Mr. Peterson had dozed while silting in a Mrs. son was not m her Going to the second floor he found his wife's Mrs. whose maiden name was Agnes Joanna was born at the home of her Mr. and Mrs. J. J. near on January 25, 1896. Her marriage to Mr. Peterson took place nt the parsonage in Amherst on August 31, 1916, and she had since made her home In Amherst besides her and her mother are three George age 10, age 16, and ago 12, She Three Below Over Higher Today The below zero weather In 1939 in Stevens Point over the week-end a wave that Saturday for the Great Lakes region swept lap Idly over The minimum m three below was both Saturday and Sunday This a 35-de- giee drop m the from II maximum of 38 on Snow and ice melted Saturday win id the mercury stayed above the freezing but the change in weather was noticeable by late as cold northwest winds came night WHS blustery us well us with high winds making the weather Sunday constantly the stay I UK within range mid an even foi the official The weather began to early und the mei cut y climbed above Mils morning after the wind hud switched to the This winter to date has been com- mild and lacking In any prolonged cold There have neen nix below zero daya so two this week-end and four in The coldest Ifl on December 30 and 31. OF SNOW IN SIGHT FOU STATE Jan. Slowly rising with a of snow tonight and In sight today for Wisconsin after A cold week-end which broke ait Park Falls with 10 below zero with below wrrc tho in the slate over- Green Bay reported zero and and Madison four Downtown Milwaukee's minimum overnight wan recorded at 3 m. but tho temperature had climbed to 11 at 0 A low of one bolow 3rro waa reported at tho kco county airport shortly before 10LA MAN DEAD AFTER UNUSUAL AUTO ACCIDENT Skull Fractured as Mail Box Tost Pierces shield Albeit 40, of died Saturday afternoon at 5 ut the Tola hospital from rod Friday about 10 o'clock in a automobile was riding with Har old Nelson of lola when the car was left tho road nl curve about two miles north nf in the Hatch on what is known as the old County Trunk Highway A. The car struck an oak post that was for a malt The post went through the striking Wein and the car wont into the who was uninjured went to the Gust bert home find spent tfic believing that was not seriously Injured and intended to to his Found Morning walked across the road laid down in brush where he was found the next morning by Mr. Gilbert in fin unconscious condition He was taken to his home at Iota and then to the hospital where an operation waa pei He a skull Mr. was born on June 23, 1898, a son of Albert supervisor of and Mrs. Wein He was graduated from the tola High school and later entered the service and served with the navy during the World After the war he returned to lola and followed his trade of Surviving are his two Ed village clerk ol and Herbert of North Funeral Wednesday Funeral services will he held afternoon at 2 o'clock ai the lola Methodist Burial will follow in Riverside cemetery at The body is at the S undertaking parlors at also leaves the following brothers and Louise Jane an instructor in u at Jesse Royal S. Joseph Stevens ay Mrs. John Mrs. W. M. Ehrlich and Charles Funeral arrangements hnd not been completed this BURNED BODY OF MAN FOUND IN Hans M. Johnson the Authorities Check on Circumstances Circumstances attending a flra Sunday night in a tavern building at in the town of in which a man were being investigated today by age county A ory that loul play may have been employed was Victim of the blaze was Hans Morton whose burned to a was found after flames rapidly enveloped and de- the frame located south of Highway 54. Coroner Called When Coroner Victor 3. who was arrived at the scene the fire was in an advanced stage und this remains Ol the tim were lying partly across a stone foundation wall at the west corner of the son was 59 years He had bean residing in the Meehan hood tor a time and was reported to have been an employe of a roadhouse near The Plover fire department called and responded with its equipment but the property could not be Hinds Body Charred Investigation of the fire and death of Johnson wai being made today by the cor- Sheriff Joe and District Attorney John A. The coroner went to Meehan Sunday night with an after being told that a man in building had been The cor- who took charge of the reported that when he arrived Iw found that the body had been charred in the the legs off and the face destroyed by The clothing was Origin Unknown The fire is reported to started at about p. of un- known Near the structure on the cast was a dance also Started In Residents of the neighborhood reported that the fire started In the back end of the place where the victim's body wai was in a front corner of tha Among the questions on which authorities sought answers whether any other person or sona had been In the building with Johnson immediately prior to thti time the fire Jury In Drawn A jury was preparatory to holding an Members of the Jury are J. M. Harry C. W. Nat and Fran It Doors Locked William of re- sided In the which waa by a mother in were It waa heated by a Authorities wera told the doors were found by neighbors after the was Flatoff waa ed to have been elsewhere In tha neighborhood when the fire was dis- Johnson formerly worked for meis in the Meehan It waa and also worked at odd Jobs and as an employe of a He left the roadhouse day and moved his belongings into the tavern Attempt is being made to locate including a a Mrs. who is understood to be a resident of Mich. DEMONSTRATION OF RADIO IS DELAYED A representative who plans to demonstrate short wave radio ment here will not be in Point for about a It was re- ported today by Alderman Sylvester chairman of the police and fire committee of the It was originally planned for today or When the exact tima of the demonstration Is arranged members of this committee and the police and fire commission will ba A short wave system has been proposed for the Stevens Point lice department hut action has been delayed pending further study of equipment find aa estimated costs have been higher than anti- TOT OUT Firemen extinguished a chimney fire at the residence of Andrew 722 Sixth day There WE Snow beginning or rising Highest and lowest during the last H Miami and Park
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