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   Middlesboro Daily News (Newspaper) - August 15, 1936, Middlesboro, Kentucky                             FACTOGRAPH Generally fair and continued in and central por- tions. Possibly scattered showers in extreme east portion Saturday and Sunday. The Home Daily of the THE WEATHER The postal savings, established .in the -United States' in 1010, during the administration1 of William Howard Taft. VOL. XXVI. NO. 119. PtlBUSHED EVERT AFTERNOON DXCBPT BUNDAT MIDDLESBORO, KENTUCKY, .SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, PUBUHIIED BT CITIZENS NISWa CO., INC. FIVE CENTS TWENTY FIVE DIE IN CWJJSWTRAfflff EDITORIAL COMMENT READY FOR We have heard nothing recent! as to the plans of the city off! cials in the present utility situa lion in Middlesboro. As the mat ter stands, it will be ncces sary to have a vote by the people on the question of whether a mu nicipal plant should be erected The Kentucky Utilities Companj is-continuing to serve the people on -a day by day basis, with franchise. The company still has certain rights as a taxpayer am as a substantial part of the com- munity, and there is also consid- erable indebtedness against the city' for service which has beei rendered in the past and which has not been paid. It appears to us that the time has now come when the city offi cials should consider sen-ice by the Tennessee Valley Authority. A preliminary survey of the power consumed in Middlesboro and in the adjacent territory through which T. V. A. lines would pass in order to serve Middlesboro shows that T.V.A. would be justi- fied in coming to this portion of Bell county, and that a contract could easily be negotiated. The proposed contract with T.V.A. will permit a scale of charges for power which will mean a tremendous saving for consum- ers in Middlesboro. The basic starts at 3 cents per kilowatt- .hour for the first 50 kilowatt- hours per month, 2 cents for the next 150 k.w.h., 1 cent for the next 200 k.w.h., 4 mills for th next k.w.h., and 7% mill for air over k.w.h. _Such schedule} Be' provided i Middlesboro, with the possible ad dition of a small allowance fo liquidating the cost of a distribu tion system. This scale of rates for Middle." boro is so obviously advantageou for this city, it would seem tha dur city officials should immedi ately enter into a contract wit! T.V.A. for this service, so that th proposition could be submitted ti a vote of the people in the com ing election. It is quite possibl that there will be so'me legal tech localities in the way which wil have to be cleared out in th courts, but the only way to see will develop is to make thi contract and put it to the test. We are confident that the citj officials want to do what is besi for the people of Middlesboro, am we therefore urge upo'n them to make this contract at once, he cause the saving to the power con- sumers in Middlesboro is so ma- Roosevelt Makes Eloquent Appeal For Peace terial, there is no justification foi further delay. It will be up to the Kentucky Utilities Company to match the offer of T.V.A., or abide by the will of the people in desiring to accept a power service at a rate which is more favorable to the community. Let us have this issue clearly drawn, and let the people decide in a referendum. Who can object to such a decision? PEACE___P r c 3 irienl Roose velt, in speaking at Chautauqua, New York, last night, while on his tour of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York, in inspect- ing the area recently visited by dlsastrous floods, voiced most elo- quently the ideals of the rank and file of the American people in their desire to keep from an en- tanglement in international af- fairs which might plunge this na- tion into war. We feel sure that the Presi- dent's summation of the present international policies of the United States reflects the overwhelming sentiment of the people. Our tragic experiences in the recent World War, our bitter disillusion- ment, our tremendous losses and sacrifices, and the consequent fail- ure of European nations to respect their moral obligations to the United States, phould he a lesson in our history lyhich we will never forget. We must maintain a posi- tive neutral attitude which will prevent this nation ever again he- ing plunged into ft European quar- rel, except in case of aggression upon our shows. GOOD NEIGHBOR POLICY VOICED BY PRESIDENT Grave Concern Over World Conditions Shown in Speech. By FREDERICK A. STORM J. P. White House Correspondent Chautauqua, N. :he foreign offices and the chan- cellories of the world, there rang oday President Roosevelt's force- ul preaching against war and his iledge to isolate this country from' .11 war dangers. In a 'major pronouncement oi Lmerican policy, the President told crowd of several thousand lasi light that he had been bitterly isillusioned in the hope that the world could be led into the vays of. peace. He betrayed his grave concern world conditions. "A goodly ortion" of his every 24 hours, he aid, was devoted to a study of oreign relations. He did not re- er specifically to any country or o any situation, but his listeners id not doubt that some of his iars we're based upon the Span- sh civil war, the Halo-Ethiopian far, and the Japanese conquest of [anchuria. "We believe in he out at the eiid. repeating what he had said Before. "We believe in freedom and we believe in peace. And so we offer to every nation of the world the handclasp of the good neighbor. Let those who wish our friendship look us in the eye and take our hand." Some observers saw significance in four words appended to Mr Roosevelt's pledge that this cou try was ready to defend itself These four words suggested the steel .hand beneath the velvet glove of friendship. The words were a pledge to defend not the United States alone, but to "de- fend our neighborhood." Mr. Roosevelt made four spe- cific points in a program to main- tain American neutrality and jState Patrolmen Calm Race War (Turn to 8, Column 1) GLASS FISH LINE A REALITP latest thing in glass developed by the Owens- Illinois Glass Company is a fib- rous glass fishing line, said to be stronger than silk or linen, and resistant to fungi and mold in water. THE WEATHERIME make sweep in diving events Rebels kill thmimnd; Europe tense Roosevelt eloquent stand ngainnt war All tournament favorites have won no far Twenty-two killed as train hits truck Cubs and Cardt Mill nip-and- tuck U. S. taken swim title from Japan Promotion received by Mid-> dlesboro man Joe Louit favored in TUCK. day's fight Fair tomorrow, scattered showers tonight. be Alabama highway patrolmen maintained order at Anniston, after a posse had indulged in a gun battle with negruin. The posse was seeking a negro suspected of having tried te.'kidnap the two-month-olcl infant of Mrs. U. L. Williams of Lloyd's Chapel, near Anniston. In the gun battle, two negroes allegedly shot and wounded three white men, members of the posse. The highway patrolmen disarmed citizens and closed nil roads lead- ing to the vicinity of the search, above. The infant and Mrs. Williams are seen below. NEW THEATRE IS UNDERWAY Lynch, Ky. Pouring of the concrete foundation by G. C. John- con, contractor of Welch, W. Va., for the new theater building on the lot east of the United Supply Co. department store, is about completed. The new structure is being built by the United States Coal and Coke Co., subsidiary of U. S. Steel Corp., for its employes, and replaces the old frame amusement hall destroyed by fire Jan. 22, 1D3J. The building will be of gray brick construction, measuring 110 x5l feet, and is being erected at'a cost of with completion scheduled for November 1. Thoroughly fire-proof and mod- ern in every respect, the new the- atre will he furnished with the lat- (sl air conditioning- and heating equipment and wired with Western Electric Simplex sound projectnr.s. Stage facilities will accommodate musical shows and stage plays. The theater will have a seating capacity of fiSO patrons. Citrus Leader Dies Tampa. S. Taylor. 66, president of the Florida citrus xchange and Democratic nominee for thr st.'ite Semite, died today at lis home noar Largo. 4-H Club Members Attend Camp At Levi Jackson Park Approximately -I-H Club C. Dave, Knoxvillo TVA WPA MUST SPARE ROD Rowllnir (Jrcon, o o d county WPA recreation leaders, fiincn-lsing play. were warn- ed not to meas- ures !fo the warning. ffiUnwcd (iUhilssnl of a park lender foi' stopping .IL.. chili. icmhers and county agents from loll, l-Xirol, Clay, Ilarlan, Whit- ey, Knox, southern Madison and tockcaatle counties attended the nnunl Cumberland club camp ;hich his been in session since londay this week, nt the Levi Jackson' Wilderness Road State Park. The meeting closed yester- day morning. The camp was under the direc- tion of J. M. Fcltner assistant state leader of -1-H Clubs. Other officials were Mrs. Ltivonla, Crit- nureo; E.. C Ludwig, Ashland Y. M. C. A. director; R, instruc- tor; J. E. Ahnett, song leader, and Miss Clara Mae Rolls, volun- teer director. The heart group won blue rib- bons, the hand group, red rib- bons, the health group, white, rib- bons, the head group pink rib- bons. Two silver medals and two bronze medals were awarded Robert Huron the gold medtil romper and was given a gold medal for the honor. The following Is a list, of coun- ty agents, homo demonstration (Turn To Z, 5) Federal Reserve Act To Be Tested By Couffhlih Suit Cleveland. Father Charles Coughlin'n National Union for Social Justice moved today to challenge in the courts the con- stitutionality of the Federal Reserve Act. Resolutions were submitted to the convention which instructed the officers to .bring suit and usurpa- tion of power by the Roosevelt administration and exixtencc of private control over money. PRICE IS MADE SUPERINTENDENT CINCINNATI DIV. Prominent Middles boro Employee Is Promoted. Don K. Price, assistant super- intendent of the Cumberland Val- ley division for the L N, has been promoted to the superintend- ency the Cincinnati division, lie received his appointment to his new position Thursday, when he was called to Louisville for a con- ference, and he left yesterday afternoon for Latonia, where he will make his headquarters. .Mrs. Price will remain in Midd- leshoro for a few weeks, but will leave in the early fall fur Coving- tnn, where the Prices will make their home. The vacancy created iir the Cumberland Valley division by Mr. Price's promotion has been filled by M. II. Lockney, who has been train master of the Cincinnati division. Hu will arrive tomorrow .0 assume his duties here. J. G. Uetiriilf, former superintendent of .he Cincinnati division has been .ransfcrred to the Louisville off- ccs. Mr. Price's rise in the -service if the has been steady Mf IIP beEt'.M b-: work for the ilroad ill the Middiusboro office file clerk lit the age of sixteen l ISflfi. With tho exception of bout four yellt-s lie- has been lo- iited during the entire period of is railroad service in .Middlcsbnro l the Cumberland Valley division, rom about to IflO'l, he wa.- mployed as a clerk in the general in Montgomery, Alabama, nd in an office in Pensacohi, Soon after his return to MidiP iboro he received other priimo- ons, and was changed from the erical section to the transpor- ains Son After Long Hunt j TRUCK LOADED WITH HIT BY TRAIN ition section, lie served as chief erk under the lilte M. 11. Hollins- orth superintendent of the Ciiin- rland Valley division, anrl later assistant train master. THREE KILLED IN CAR CRASH Frederickburg, Va. Three Henry G. Windsor, of Washington, Sidney Jones, of rrcderickshurg, and Was- key, of South Iloston, Virginia, were killed today when their car struck a tree. LISTENING POST A neon sign is being put up today on the front of I he Green-Miller Drug Company of the Walgreen system. II. l> Poore is in of the work. TUP, celcbrat here yesterday was rather mild, according lo the icport this morn- ing of Chief of Police Charles II. Minion. Th--rc were only three "slews" to lie tried this morning by Judge II. K. Ball. PAUL TCI.I, and Bob Ream', two young disciples of Wal- ton, could have caught as many fi.-h in Cnmberb'nd avenue l.v-'t night as they caught in river, nnd would have had a much accomplishing it. Mo- lor trouble interfered wilh thf-ir fishing trip and they had to walk five miles and then hitch-hike hark to civilization about, midnight.. They went back this morning to (Turn lo Pnge 2, Column 2) (Turn lo Page 8, Column 4) BIBLE SCHOOL HAS CLOSING The closing exercises for thu daily vacation Bible School which has been conducted at the First Methodist Church under the spon- sorship of thu pastor, Rev. F. Cochran, and Mrs. Cochran, for the past two weeks, were held last evening at the church, with a capacity crowd of parents and friends attending. The exercises consisted of songs and choruses by the children, lii- ble memory work and art work indicative of the instruction which has been given the children during the course. Seventy children at- tended the classes taught by Miss Marjorio Bowlin, Miss Hetty Sue McCamy and the Misses Ilirkson. Rev. and Mrs. Cochran were showered with praise at the Hose of the exercises for their inn rest enabling the children re- ceive the excellent training which has been given. Russ Hill Speaker T. Russ Hill, of To'cd-i. Ohio. ill be the speaker for the A. B.C. Bible Class of Knoyvill, in the Strand Theatre. n-.oniing His subject will be "Hark t" Bethel." Mr. Hill i always secured us the .ipoali'-r tor the class each August. 'he vacation period of (ho teacher, Herbert Sanfmd. A ber of friends in MiddMioro may attend the clii.s. sorviivs tomor- row. SURPRISE LANDLORD Toledo couple pleas- surprised their landlord by raising tholr-own rent. They in- creased their check unit ex- plained they knew rents wen- go- ing up. Eugene Weiner rind Euyync, Jr. A world-w.idu, lour-yeur Eugene Weiner, wealthy1 New York coffco importer, for his swn, Eugene, Jr., now G, ended of- ficially in Los Angeles courtroom, above, when the son was re- turned to his father from the custody of Attorney and Mrs. Byron C. Hanna. Weiner had been seching ins son since bis wife, Dnye Dawn, British actress, obtained n decree of separate maintenance. When Miss Dawn died in 1932 she left the boy with the Hunnas. William Lemke Is Indorsed By Coughlin Organization LEMKE ENDORSED Cleveland. The National Union of Social Justice this aft- endorsed William Lemke for president, and Thomas C. 0'- Brien Tor vice president, oi" Union Party. the By LYLE C. WILSON LJntted Press Staff Correspondent Public Hull, Cleveland. ''aUier Charles E. Coughlin's Na- tional Union for .Social Justice novcd today toward steam-roller endiirseiiient of William Lemke's protest presidential can- lidacy and formal entrance the campaign. into This priest laughed al minority NUSJ objections against playing presidential politics. II" expected to he named president of the or- before business was over tonight and promised that anti-Lemke organizers would be overwhelmed HO-lo-onc on the test vote whether the National Union i-hould endorse personal presi- dential choice. Father Cnughlin definitely with- is National Union from imrticipalion in any state, county or municipal It will en- dorse Lcmke for President mid (Turn to Page 3, Column 2) GOP OFFICE IS AT CITY HALL Tin- .Middlesboro Republican or- raninatinii will open headquarter- n Monday, August 17, in tin- council chamber at the City Hail. T. II. Roberts will be. in charp -if and the detail.-; of the city-wide will be conducted from this central point !RL KILLED ON HIGHWAY llornbcack, Tenn. A -l-year- old girl was- killed and seven per- injured as an automobile co- llided with a wagon hearing M people on Troy highway near here early last night. Thu child, Surah Mi-Cord, dnugh- ter of Mr. and Virgil Mi-Cord, the Railroad Crossing In Canada Is Turned; 1 Into Shambles. Louisville, Quebec least 25 men and boys were killed and 11 hurt critically today when freight tram struck a truck ennjr- ing 40 persons at tt half mile east of here. The tiuck caught fire while ,thp heavy train swept it Ihree-quarttfJ of a mile down'the track and some of the victims were burned'7is death. Four men said to been on the truck were, missing and may have died-in the'fire. .Tnsonl, of a gft. rage near the scene' wai turned into a morgue and hospi- tal, bind some of the bodies Were mangled and burned together be- yond separation Physicians, nurses and' ambu- lances vrcie summoned from towns for miny irtiles around Louibcvllle Some of the most se- riously injured were -sent bulance to Montreal for emergen- cy operations Physicians said dition of 11 of Hie injured was critic il The remaining frfur ili- jured juniped from the truck 'tije- fore the Ham struck Most of the dead ware left! where they lay while all'the meag- er medical facilities of district i wore to saving the injured. Modioi wciV J. far as yards from the tracks "That whole'three-qnartew of" a mile of track and roadbed Was covered' with Richot' saidl; He was the first person, besides members of the: train to reach the .scene. The party on the truck ranging in ugc from boys of 14 to elderly men, were returning to LouiiiviUa from a.political -.meeting Justine.. Quebec has a-provincial election Monday. Authorities were unable to learn immediately from the shocked .and hysterical survivors why the acci- dent occurred. A light-ram'-wio (Turn to 'Page 3, Colamn Brother Is Shot Elizabethtoh. Marvin, Laws; 25, is in a critical -condition! at an. Elizabelhton hospital and'his.bro- ther, j. U.Lnvfs, 30, is being-'held., in jail for investigation as a resu.lt of a shooting at the younger ther's home. J. M. Laws reported the.shooti- ing to officers and surrendered, saying it was an accident. de- tails of the shooting are kncrtvn.' and Law? was jailed complete investigation outcome of his brother's wounds. open at all hours during I he da-. and n.-ic its facilities in lonneriioi; with both the registration of vot- ers and the general work of th. the future. R js planned to living near Hornheak, wa.< the Republican headquarter.-: j wjir.on. I in the wagon who were injured were Mr. iuiil Mrs. Sam Tanner, Mary Sue Tanner, swell; November election. public i.-, earnestly visii or call headquarters for information desired. Jack Long, and Tom Tanner. Mrs. 'lanner's back was injured and he rnMtlition was considere Long's leg was broken. Loyalists Miners Dynamite Way To Victory In Oviedo (Copyright 1938, McNaught Syndi- cate. Inc.) (Copyright, lO.'ili, United Press l Madrid miners have entered the outskirts of Ovie and are dynamiting their way frm th resislanci day. Government lenders, expect n long fight, without quarter. throwing them into the houses H- head. Deputy tlonjcaley. commitil i ilor-in-ehicf of the loyalist forces, ii- to house into center ofj advised the Rovornnient that the cMy against desperate rohol n-hi-l nmimnndo.r, Miguel Ar- anda, had not followed (ho usual rebel Indies nf holding central barracks as n strong point hut had scattered his men throughout (he it was announced t.n Picked explosive men of (he force are leading the ns- snu It. They are carrying sticks of dy- namite in their belts, lighting fus- es on the sticks from cigars, and city of people. Machine gunners and sharp- shooters are stationed in houses and buildings all along the miners' (Turn (3 8, Column 7) liovcrly Hills, Aug. 14. As the dry weather minielnition chiefs are scurrying about trying to devise schemes to remedy the schemes they devised yesterday, last year and the year before that. It is now hinted in. Washington that the system of paying farmers for non-production will abandoned, at least for 1937. There is a budding plan tliat.iii being nursed along by Mr. Wallace, for what he calif an "ever normal granary." As usual, the-Ncw Deal must dramatize and sloganize ita simple doctrine. The ever normal granary which springs full from the mystical brain of .Mr. Wallace is, In less poetic language, merely the storage of this'years surplus for next year's shortagfti If the New Deal leaders had Iwen reading their Bibles .they would havo known bpfore they sUrttd j klltinfc ,lho' plgi'MtPturnlnj; miieV the; crop'i that It W wise'to seven1 fait years for dui-inff   

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