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   Delta Star, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1937, Greenville, Mississippi                             READ THE WANT ACS It is a profitable habit to have. Maybe you have a discarded article some- one would btiy; or you are seekiof -employment. 'ONE DAY AHEAD" First'In The' VOLUME I, NUMBER CCCV GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1937 PRICE FIVE GENTS Revised Hornet Beats Lee Hi 13-9 In Spectacular Game Whole Team Shows Good Work Signa, Ostrom, K i r k and Pelezo Star As Hornet Finds Itself Greenville and Greenwood won and Clarksdale lost in engaremenlo at Ihe Ihrec Dtlla teams las! nieht. Greenwood defeated Lcland, 13 to 0. Jackson defeated Clarksdale, 19 to 7. Greenville defeated Colum- bus, 13 (o 0. JAPS RENEW ATTACKS AS TRUCE TALKED Some Believe Of Japs Almost Realized it A revived "revised" Green- ville high school Hornet found herself last night and earned by consistent offensive and defensive starring n victory over the heavy, hardhitting Co- lumbus Lee High General, 13 to 9. _ The game was by far the most spectacular of Ihe season, pos- sibly the Memphis Central game as an exception, and ut no time was the game "sewed up." tiignii nnd Ostrom continued their good work throughout the game, nnd the Sign a-O.s train combination accounted for !'tlie s'cfoml touchdown, but prob- k (ibly the mo.sl notable nchieve- inenta uoukl be credited lo a hardhitting, bint-king and Inckl- infi learn as a whole. Little Johnny Kirk, in and out of the game, smeared play nfler play, and Pek-xo-t he-rough-ami-ready hit so he was hurl on two oeciJbiuns, one requiring his absence from the game. The revived Hornet, which tost the last three-games the subject of some worry hn the part of Coach E. H. Alley rush- ed down the field from its own five yard line, with but one hes- itation, for the first touchdown of the game. The scorn wns made in IL-.SS than four minutes of the first quarter. The second touchdown rnmo I'on the Signa-Oslrom pass, Mood for nboni half the field, in Ihe Continued nn Page Sir Nick Carter Memory Is Good Nick Carter, 110 years old and one of the best-known colored figures in the county, re- tains a wonderful memory. He was born on the first Fri- day in August, 110 years ago, at 9 o'clock. He remembers "fighting through the Civil war with Jeff and he knows why there are no Indians in this country now. nO-Years-Old, Ambitions U, S. VISIT BY DUKE AND WALLY POSTPONED 'Misconceptions' Regarding Motives Of Trip Reason For Plans Change BEDAUX HAD CABLED WITHDRAWAL AS GUIDE British Government Cheer- ed Because Of Announce- ment By Edward LONDON, Nov. 5 (UP) British government a n d BuckiiiEhpm Palace circles wers cheered tonight by the Duke of Windsor's announcement, in Par- is, that nnd his Bnltimore- born Duchess have postponed their visit to the United States. Sufferer From Hemophilia CARTER And he joining the Bethlehem Baptist church in Ar- cola 70 years ago. Nick is married, his second matrimonial venture. He lias no living children. He manages to lake care of himself. Remember Indians in this country? "Why, don' you know Chris Columbus done run all Indians 'way fum here long That vVas the answer he gave Mrs. who snapped the above picture, recently. -----Read The Star----- ie SHANGHAI, Saturday, Nov. C (UP) While reports dared of on impending truce the Jap- anese army today launched new and powerful on Chinese forces clinging to Western ami Southern boundaries of this grout International city. Meantime the Japanese claim- ed that they had occupied the environs of Taiyuan-Fu, capital of Slums! province, and rapidly were consolidating their control of the lust "essential areas1' of the five North China provinces which they are determined to dominate. Many-observers believed .that the .capture of Taiyuan-Fu would satisfy the present ambitions of the Japanese army and render favorable the German effort tn end the conflict and slurt u care- fully planned diplomatic cam- paign designed eventually to make China a partner to the German-Japanese-Italian delega- tion against Communism. It was recalled that Generalis- simo Chiang Kai-Shek always has been bitterly anti-Commun- ist. He insisted in his recent agreement with the Chinese Communist party, incorporating that Red organisation into, his ..all-China front, that it abandon its' Soviet-inspired program and slogans and adopt the general program of the Central China government. Observers' generally believed that the German mediation ef- fort was relvealed prematurely and that it may not be announc- ed officially for Home'time. They pointed out that Japan would not be likely to subscribe openly to the mediation effort until the Japanese army has car- ried out ils determination to drive all Chinese armed forces from the immediate vicinity of Shanghai and create governments satisfactory to .Japan in the con- quered areas of Hie North China provinces of Hopci, Chaiiar, Sui- yuan, and Shansi. Chinese, too, probably will be slow in subscribing openly to the peace move as many of the vio- lently anli-Japane.se elements in Generalissimo Chiang's all-China anti-Japanese front still believe that China can win the war and that her long time foreign pol- icy should be to ally herself with Soviet Russia rather than (he anti-Communist states Germany and Italy. Hoover Plan Of Convention Is Sidetracked CHICAGO, Nov. 5 (UP) The Republican national commit- tee today sidetracked indefinitely Former President Herbert Hoov- er's proposal for an "off year" convention but avoided danger of a serious party split by a compromise which left the way open to future action. National Chairman John D. M. Hamilton offered the comprom- ise resolution which provided for a "program" committee of not less than 100 members to canvass the nation and to for- mulate a stalement of party prin- ciples. This committee wns to report on its findings and then, accord- ing to the resolution, the nation- al committee at another meeting could determine the advisability of the "off year" convention. It was approved unanimously after committeemen voted down one proposed amendment. Eleventh hour opposition of congressional and national party leaders who foresaw in the Hoover proposal the danger of a party split over minor issues of the convention and the pos- sibility of presenting too great a broadside to political oppon- ents, apparently forced the na- tional committee to adopt ils compromise stand. COUNCIL MEETS TODAY -jft Amendment of the zoning ordinance and recodification of the city ordinances will be dis- cussed at a meeting of the City Council called for 10 o'clock this morning. PARIS, Nov. 5 (UP) The Duke of Windsor announced tonight he had postponed his tour of the United he and his American-born Duch- ess, the former Wallis Warficld, had picked all their luggage and were ready to board the Liner Bremen tomorrow. The chances are, it was said, that the former king of Britain eventually will abandon his plan to inspect industrial plants and labor conditions in .the United States. The decision was made after two days of trans-Atlantic- ca- bling land telephoning during which the Duke attempted to gauge the extent of resentment in American labor circles against his personal representative, 'Charles Kt Bedaux. Bedaux, an industrial engineer accused by certain American la- bor groups of being an advocate, of the "stretchout" system, ca- bled the Duke today from New York, offering to sever all con- nection with the tour. The following brief statement was issued from the nine-room Continued-on Page Eitilit FRANCO WILL ACCEPT PLAN TO MOVE VOLUNTEERS Provided Loyalists Agree; Insurgents To Get Bell- igerent Rights LONDON, Nov. 5 (UP) Rebel Generalissimo Fran- cisco Franco tonight accepted the non intervention committee's proposal to remove foreign vol- unteers from Spain in return for belligerency rights, provided the Loyalist government agrees to the plan. Loyalist officials in Barcelona said they would agree fo the scheme to "return the war to the Spaniards" if members of commissions appointed to count foreign troops in Spain actually are neutral and carry out their duties without delay. Franco was reported to have informed Rome and Berlin of his actions, asserting that ob- taining belligerent rights was now more necessary than the volunteers which both Germany nnd Italy have sent. The Loyalists were said to have communicated with Ivan Maisky, Soviet Russia ambassa- dor to London, emphasizing that they had more to gain by ac- cepting the plan than by re- jecting it and permitting the present situation to continue. Both sides are expected to make official announcements of their decisions within 10 days. The only hitch may be Ger- many's and Italy's refusal to agree. Some observers predict- ed that the situation would de- velop into a trial of strength be- tween Franco and his foreign aides. The Loyalists insisted lint Franco had more than Italian troops in his armies while the Rebels asserted some foreigners are in the gov- ernment's 23 international bri- gades. The Rebels admit more than troops while the government puts its foreign forces at The new developments came closely on the heels of British Prime Minister Neville Cham- berlain's announcement in com- mons that Britain was exchang- ing "ogents" with Salamanca, giving Rebel Spain an unofficial but technical recognition. Fran- co, obviously flushed with the success of the diplomatic vic- tory, agreed to the non-inter- vention scheme. NAME OMITTED The Star regrets that the name of W. A. Percy was un- intentionally omitted from the list of names attached to the pe- tition requesting H. K. Fisher to seek as a member of the City Council. AILING COVADONGA Tljis Is how the Count of Covadonga former heir to the Spanish throne, looked during his latest attack of hemophilia, the ravaging blood disease inherited from his Bourbon ancestors. He is shown in n Miami, Fla.. hotel. Mcnn- wlillc. his second wife, the former Marta Hocafort of Havana, had instituted another action for divorce in a Havana court. Brussels Conference Balked When Democracies Unite Against Italy's Plan BRUSSELS, Nov. 5 (UP) The Far Eastern Peace Confer- ence was forced lo a .standstill tonight Great Britain, the United States ami France fought off. llalhm resistance to a plmi of luring Japan into negotiations on an armistice. The delegates of 19 nations sig- natory or adherent to the nine power Washington treaty de- fending China's territorial inlcK- rily decided to scud n message lo Tokyo asking Japan to state her grievances against China to a small mediation in- sistence upon being included on the mediation so vigorous that the conferees tac- itly agreed lo postpone uppoinJ- ment of the small committee and mljourncd until tomorrow with virtually nothing accomplished. The encountering stubborn Fasci.st opposition, from the outset, excitedly discussed the reports from Berlin (hut Kuchier Adolf refused to attend the step out alone and attempt to ne- gotiate peace in the Orient. Should Hitler, admittedly in ii strong neutral position in the Orient, succeed in bringing about peace he would leave the con- ference in the embarrassing po- sition of nothing left for the del- cgiitcx to do but pack up and go home. It became move nnd more ap- Mini, regardless of" how :imbitmuy plan might be, it sluod ;i belter chunce of suc- cess than the Brussels negotia- tions that are becoming more complicated hourly. The message to Tokyo offer- ing the ''good offices" of the as- sembled nations for mediation appeared to be the last slender hope of an armistice growjng out '-of the.nine-power treaty confer- once. Should Japan give an encour- aging reply the conference prob- would appoint a mediation committee, taking into account any suggestion which Japmi- c.si might make regarding ils membership. The line dividing the three Inrgc democracies :md Europe's Fascist bloc became move pro- nounced today when Paul Sp.iak, President oi the conference and Belgian Foreign Minister, sub- mitled a draft of it note to Japan which firmly rejected Japan's claim that the conference is without any right to intervene in Ihe cnnfliel. Race Problem Is Question Of Constant Adjustment, Star Reporter Told By Rhodesian Official By WILLIAM A. HELL, JR. if Rhodesia, Africa, is a young nation governed largely by young men. One of the young- est of its government officials is visiting Greenville. He is Heniy Roger George Plowman, who is only 28 years old but has been connected with the Rhodesian de- partment of native affsnvs since he was 18. Mr. Howman is on his first trip lo the United States. He i.s studying interracial relationships, particularly as they apply to whites and negroes. He landed in New York in mid-August, bought a second-hand Ford nml since hns been up, down na-l across America in his quest fin- information. Prior to sailing for this country, he completed two years of sttidy at London uni- versity under n Beit Fellowship. The Tale Alfred Beit, whose will provided for the fellowships. inseparably linked with Cecil Rhodes in the British African empire building. After leaving New York, he interviewed, amung others, the secretary of the National As- sociation for the Advancement of Colored People, Mr. Howman spent a month at Ihe University of North Carolina attending a conference on The Comparative Education of Peoples of African Descent. The conference, ar- ranged by the Carnegie Founda-, tion, attracted icprescnlatives from virtually all th: British dominions and crown colonies European nations in whose col- onies a race problem exists. Mr. Howman's next destina- tion was the Cherokee Indian reservations in the Great Smoky mountains. He says notive Rhodesian negroes nre more like the American Indian than like the American negro. Pausing in Atlanta, the young Rhodesian official interviewed the Southern Interracial Com- mission, the head of tho Atlanta School of Social Work, and Hi- ram Evans, imperial wizard of Ihe Ku Klux Klau. Thence, lie struck westward, stopping to gather additional in- formation on the1 Pueblo and Navajo Indian reservations of the Southwest. In California, he talked with Dr. Bogardus, Uni- versity of Southern California authority on American interrac- ial relationships with Chinese and Japanese." Returning eastward, How- man stopped in Kt Paso and New Orleans; then caint- tu Green- ville. Mr. Howman lold this inter- viewer he formed no fixed opinions on American treatment of while-negro i.nterraci-il prob- lems, but thought it imfnrlumilc that the two peoples thrown together moiv or indiscrim- inately." he srudr ''seeks to iivoid such an intermingling nnd to substitute for it some form of control contact. We have par- titioned Ihe whole country so that 48 per cent of it is a native area in which no European can reside unless he's there for Ihe benefit of the negro. Other- wise, he has to yield to the mi- live interest. The rest of the counlry is Ihe European nren in- lo which the native may come only in the interest of the Kuro- pe.in. "We have only whiles lo blacks, and our hope is that we can establish a dual economic and social structure which will interpenetrate but never coincide, as docs your in- structure in the United Shies. "Rhodesia is able lo start afresh in seeking some workable adjustment of its interracial re- lationships. America didn't make a systematic study of its racial problems at first, but has been doing so of late. What this study has taught America, what it con tench are things I hope to discover on this trip.1' Continued- on Page Eight UNTIE KNOTS YOU HAVE TIED, ENGINEERS TOLD President William Kethley Of D.S.T.C. Makes Ad- dress To A.S.C.E. LIFE MEMBERSHIPS PRESENTED TO EIGHT "Solution of Social Problems Is President Kethley Says A challenge to the engineer- ing profession to adapt its. genius to. the problems that this genius hns engendered was giv- en lost night by President Wil- liam M. Kethley of Delta State Teachers' college. Speaking at a banquet in the Hotel Greenville climaxing the fall meeting of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Mid- South Section, Mr. Kethley' de- clared "the engineer must now turn his eyes within his own or- ganization to the solution of so- cial problems." -Mr. Kcihley's remarks, while in a spirit more of. tribute than of criticism, were to the effect that engineers hnve until recent- ly given more attention to the mechanical efficiency of civili- zation than to the possible ef- fects of this efficiency. The engineer, he said, in- creased "the time beat of Amer- ica" nnd has been the greatest contributor to Die dizzy speed of modern civilization. He has been indifferent to social prob- lems, "inc. slave rather than the tnaster to his own Mr. K ell i ley stated. nut now, lie iidded. the cngi? ncer is turning his talents to so- cial construction, to technologi- cal adjustments, and his duly is to prevent' his inventions and improvements from becoming Frankenstein monsters. Mr. Kelhley cited the mechan- ical cotton picker as one prod- uct of engineering which calls for solution lo the. Continued on Pngc Eight DRINK-CRAZED YOUTH ATTACKS PHILANTHROPIST Warrington's Assistants also Injured By Knife-Wield- ing Assailant it NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 5 (UP) William J. Warring- ton, 87-y ear-old internationally known philanthropist and two assistants at his home for trans- ients tonight were slashed by a whiskey-crazed youth before po- lice shot him. Injured were: Cprl Coll, 21, reported in a critical condition at a hospital from police bullet wounds; Wil- liam Knrnhnrdt, 25, former Chi- cago newspaperman, cut six times about the hips, and NoiiviPi? Keith, 35, also slashed about the waist. Warring ton, who tried to calm the youth as others at Warring-Ion's house fleet was cut on the fingers and hands. "Coll came in roaring drunk and said Warrington. "Three or four men were in there ;incl he drew his knife and started to slash at them. Most of them ran away. Some of us tried to restrain him, but he ran up the stairs." Coll was barricnded in a sec- ond-flood room of historic War- rington Ifouse when police ar- rived. Policeman Charles Bert- hold tried to batter down the door. As he did so, he heard a shot. "Coll fell, hit in the Berthold said. 'Officer Melchoi1 Gerlingcr said Coll had come out another door and was about to stab me with his knife." The youth's father. Carl T. Coll, sr., had his clothes ripped lo shreds as he tried to disarm Ihe boy. Bog ion Crop ontrol FirsjE Services For Hemingway Will Take Place Today JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 5 (UP) Funeral services will be hold tomorrow for Judge William Hemingway, 68, profes- sor of low at the University of Mississippi, who died today in Oxford, one week after a heart attack and stroke of paralysis. Hemingway was prominent in state politics. He came to the university in 1921 and several times was a member of Ihe Southeastern Conference Board for Athletics. The widow survives. RETURN OF COLONIES SEEN BEHIND NAZI HOVE Hitler Hopes To Pose As "Peacemaker11, With Italy's. Help BERLIN. Nov. 5 (UP) Fueh- rer Adolf Hitler contemplates n Nazi-Fascist effort to end the war in China in hopes that his ap- pearance in the role of "Pence Maker" will bolster his case for return of Germany's war-lost colonies, reliable sources said to- night. Der Fuehrer conferred daylong with his leaders on the advisa- bility of direct German media- tion in the Chinese- Japanese conflict. He was said to be in- sistent upon a solid Itnlo-Gev- man front for any such under- taking. H was reliably understood that his decisiotv would bb delayed, probably until early next week when his ace diplomat, Joachim Vqti lUbbcnlvop, returns from Home where he has gone to bring Italy into the Geyihan- Jnpnnt'sc pact against Commun- ism, Informed, observers in Berlin generally believed that publish- ed reports of. a direct German overture to Japan and China constitute a "trial balloon" to de- lennine reaction media- tion. Hitler conferred at the Wil- helmstrasse late ladoy with Ba- ron Konstanlin. Von 'J-Neurath, his foreign minister; Col.-Gen. WHhelm Gbering, Air WnistoY; War Minister Marshal Werner-Von Blomberg, and Gen.- Admiral Erich Racder, Comman- dcr-iri-Chief of the Navy. Hitler was said to believe that his prestige would be greatly in- creased if he brings about, an armistice in the Far East while the Brussels Far Eastern peace conference appears hopelessly eh- OH Page McCee Firm Low Bidder On New Hotel Annex The same firm which con- structed Hotel Greenville, W. J. McGee and Sons of was apparently the low bidder on the general contract for the new seven-story annex lo the original structure. Bids for all contracts were re- ceived at Hotel. Greenville yes- terday morning at 10 .o'clock, and a large number of contrac- tors were present. Awarding of the contracts will probably take place within a few days. Other apparently successful bidders were Shaw Electric Com- pany of Greenville, for the elec- trical contract, and Lasler Bro- thers of Memphis for' plumbing and heating. Tennessee Fire Causes Loss MOSCOW. Xcnn., Nov. 5 (UP) Fire of undetermined origin, which destroyed nine bus- iness houses and four dwellings at an estimated loss of here tonight, was brought un- der control by firefighters of three Tennessee towns. The blaze, which started in a deserted frame warehouse, .swept down Main street, fanned by a strong and left only font business buildings unmolested. Two well-equipped companies from Memphis, Tenn., 3B miles cast of here joined with the local department of Moscow and near- by Somerville in the fire-fight- difficult .by a poor wafer supply. Roosevelt Tells Danger Of Stock Speculation -fc W A S Ifl N G T O N, Nov. 5 (UP) President Roosevelt warned the nation bluntly today of the dangers of stock market speculation as more leading con- gressional figures joined the drive lo revise federal tax struc- tures to halt the current business slump. Ihe chief executives' Cogniz- ance of the market situation came as Senator Harry K. Byrd, Dem- ocrat, Va., of Ihe Senate, finance.' Bill May Congressional Leaders' May Be Unable To Have Crop Bill Ready WASHINGTON.- Nov. 6 CUP) Possibility arose tonight that the administration's governmental reorganization program given consideration ahead of-crop control legislation when V Con- gress convenes November .is in special-session. F. Byrnes, p.; disclosed, after .a White House conference that he wouldii'at- tempt to bring up'Iris four-point executive- reorganization bill a? the first order of business, time." There were lions meanwhile "thai neither House nov Senate agriculture committees would be ready with a :formal farm-aid bill oh the opening day. Byrnes'statement came lis rctary of Agriculture Henry. A.-1. .Wallace conferred with a. "group of House Agriculture Comrml- lee members led by Rep. Hamil- ton P. Fuller, p., S, C., iiriui'eN fort to untnngle differences, th'jit hnve been blocking formulation of the farm bill. Both farm-aid and govei-n- menta 1 veorganizatEon measures were on the five-point legislative list recommended for Congress-- ional action by President Hoose- velt when he called the special session. Form legislation; hpw- ever, has been given right-of-way preference by a .joint resolution adopted at the last.session.. Possible reshuffling pro- .gram followed a few-Jiouvs-after Mr. retura 
                            

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