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   Delta Star, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1938, Greenville, Mississippi                             This World of Ours Laic Bulletins, Quirks And Briefed Fea- tures, Which Put the World on Your Front Porch Wrecked Tower To Be Replaced With Taller One if The 270-foot high line tower, which stood on the Arkansas side of the river near the ferry landing, was brought Into town in little pieces yesterday, Tho tower was wrecked last week, nnd Ihe salvage was bought by the Greenville Hide inid Fur Company. The steel weighed about 16 tons. The old tower will be replaced by a new 550-foot tower. The change was necessitated by tho greater span which was the re- sult of the cutoff ;jl Lelancl Keck. The tower was dropped last Friday and the pilings caved in Wednesday. The tower slood in approxi- mately the location proposed for the contemplated Mississippi riv- er bridge, Blow Torch for Hot Dog DALLAS, Tex. (UP) Mechan- ics students :it Dallas Technical high school have discovered a new method for masting wieners. When a wiener roast was almost spoiled by n rain storm, students found n shelter, filled n bucket with wieners and applied a blow torch. Within n few minutes, tho hoi dogs done, well done, loo. Frank Is New GOP Chairman WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 Dr. Glenn Frank, former 1 president of the University of Wisconsin, tonight ac- cepted the chairmanship of the newly formed program com- mittee of the Republican party and appealed for non-par- tisan cg-operation to relieve the "gravity of a situation which cuts across all sections and all groups" There're A Few Things We Don't Like, Too TOKYO, Jan 7 (UP) The programs of the Unit- ed States and Great Britain to increasfe {heir naval forc- es are "not welcome to Japan because any arms race should be avoided in the a foreign office spokesman said today. However, he added that "we are not concerned because our nayal force is now strong enough." Ask FDR Help In Labor Violence BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 6 (UP) President Roosevelt and the Senate Civil Liberties Committee were asked today to intervene in renewed labor violence at Gadsden, Ala., which resulted.in injury of nine persons. Joseph L. Gelders, southern representative of the Nat- ional Committee for the defense of people's rights, asked the Senate Committee to investigate what he termed new anti- union terrorism involving workers at the Gadsden plant of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Hair Or Hay? Thatch, Anyway NEW ORLEANS, Jon. G (UP) A horse hit the head of (lie hniid that fed him today at the Fairgrounds, and 08-ycar-uld Waller E. Cnhurn went to a hospital. The thoro- ughbred chewed the trainers gray tliatch instead of hay. I'olice didn't get the horse's mime. Find Corpse In Burned Grass MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 6 (UP) The charred body of a man, identified as Frank L. Browning, 31, a Perrine, Fla., grocer, was found in a field of burned grass near here today and authorities said the man had been murdered. A stale-wide search was organized immediately for the dead man's wife and two men, one of whom authorities said was wanted for murder in Jacksonville. Franco Holds Dahl "For Life" SALAMANCA, Spain, Friday, Jan 7 (UP) Spanish In- surgent headquarters announced today (hat Harold E. Dahl, young American aviator saved from death before a firing squad after a tearful pica by his blonde bride, is u prisinor "for life" of Generalissimo Fancisco Franco. State Deputy Fire Marshal Appointed -JACKSON, Jan 6 (UP) Sheriff Plomer Edgeworth, Lee County, was named state deputy fire marshal today by State Fire Marshal John Sharp Williams. Edgeworth will succeed Paul Milner, deceased. "Telephone Rates Too Says Rice JACKSON, Miss., Jan G (UP) Attorney General Greek Rice, in bis biennial report (o the legislature today, said thai telephone rates in Mississippi were excessive and suggested "a full and complete investigalion" with experls cxEiminmg all bonks, records properties and assessments. A Roosevelt Forces Said Supporting Jackson For Next New York Governorship VOLUME 2, NUMBER XLIIl "ONE DAY AHEAD" HOPE THE LEGISLATURE ISN'T TOO HASTY ABOUT; THIS TAXATION EXEMPTION PROPOSAL the weevil GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1938 PRICE FIVE CENTS NEGROES ARE FOUND GUILTY OF CRIMINAL ATTACK WASHINGTON, Jan. C (UP) The Roosevcll administration has decided to press for the nomination and election of Rob- ert H. JacUson, youthful assist- ant attorney general, as the next governor of Mew York and has begun to work quietly toward this end, it was reported reliably tonight. In line with this objective it is understood that Postmaster Can- oral James A. Farley and Sen- ator Robert F. Wagner of New York have passed word along to state Democratic leaders that they will not accept the nomina- ic -n Jury of 11 Whites, One Negro Deliberates Only Seven Minutes PRISONERS GET DEATH IN CHAIR Negroes Allegedly Attacked Miss Maple Wilson Near West Memphis MARION, Ark., Jan. G (UP) A jury of 11 white men und one negro tonight returned a verdjct of guilty against two ne- groes charged with criminally assaulting Miss Maple Wilson, 18-year-old Memphis girl. The jury deliberated only seven min- utes. After a short recess, Judge Neil Killough sentenced the pair to die ia the electric chair at Tucker prison farm. Nine stale troopers nnd a score of special deputies guarded the Crillenden county courthouse during the trial which lasted all dny. Miss Wilson identified the iwo defendants, Frank Carter, 26, and Theo Thomas, 25, as the ne- groes who dragged her from her escort's automobile near West Memphis and assaulted her three times in the muddy bottom land near the Mississippi river. A physician stood nearby as she te.stified in a voice Vjarcly audible. She told how she was ravished by Thomas ''for what seemed like at least two and then was attacked twice by Car- tc-v. "The second .negro said he was going to kill me and throw my body into the Miss Wil- son testified. "I think the only thing that saved my life was the posse which arrived and fright- ened him away." Miss Wilson's' testimony-, fol- lowed that of P. E. her escort, at the time of the at- tacks Christmas night. Brading, 22, of Joncsboro, Ark., identified the defendants as the negroes who jumped on his car and threatened him with o knife. He said he escaped from them and ran to the nearby U. S. engineers' office for help, and when he returned with n posse the negroes had taken the girl and fled. Another witness was Dr. James Cole, Memphis physician, who treated Miss Wilson when she was taken to a -hospital there. He testified she had been and beaten. He said there had been several bruises on body. Officers in the posse that they found her nude and semi- conscious in the mud. Testimony was to be complet- ed tonight and it was possible a verdict would be reached within a few hours. For the first lime in Crilten- den county since Carpetbagger rule ended in 1888. one of the jurors selected today was a ne- gro. Six negroes were included in the jury panel, and John Senate Majority Signs Resolution To Submit Tax Exemption Proposal To Voters JACKSON, 6 (UP) With no definite knowledge of taxes involved, the Mississippi Legislature in a minor stampede to aid tax-payers tonight advanced Governor Hugh White's proposal to free homesteads ot nil future taxation.- Thirty-four senators, two more than the required two-thirds ma-, jority to pass it, signed the .concurrent resolution to submit the tax exemption constitutional amendment to the voters on November 2. WcaHicr I.ocal Temperature: Maximum, 59; minimum, 39. Rainfall: .IS. River gauge: 18.1, foiling. Forecast! Miss.: Mostly fair, cooler in North portion Friday; Saturday fair. Ark.: Fair, somewhat colder Friday; Saturday fair. AdministilMionfs anti-.. campaign. Wagner will indicate bis spon- sorship of Jackson by introduc- ing him at the New York Jack- son Day dinner Saturday and Jackson may also give bis first public hint that he is a candi- date. He has withheld comment so far, preferring not to an- nounce his candidacy so he will be in a position to dictate bis own terms should parly leadens decide to draft him. In addition he wishes to be free to name bis own running males, contingent, of course, upon his being select- ed by the parly convenlion in September. There has been considerable talk of either Farley or Wagner beading the state ticket but each has his reasons for refusing. Far- ley desires to retire from his Cabinet post and accept one of many lucrative business offers. Wagner, whose Senate term ax- pires next year, is r.esolved not to seek the governorship and there is some doubt that he will run again lor the Senate. Jackson has been invited to attend a special luncheon Sat- urday, prior to the Jackson Day dinner, at which most of the Ad- ministration political bigwigs will assemble. It was arranged by Farley. It is understood that most of the leaders are looking to the 1040 presidential election and envision Jackson as a na- Contimtcd on Page Seven Continued on Page Seven CAROL WON'T GIVE UP MAGDA Rumanian Monarch Retains j-Haired Girl Friend ;spire Indignation VIENNA Friday, Jan. 7 (UP) King Carol II has no inten- tion of giving up his red-haired sweetheart, Magda I.unescu, de- spite the wave of anli-semitism sweeping Rumania under the regime of Premier Oclaviun Goga, ;i reliable source said to- day. It was revealed that, despite reports that she bad fled from Bucharest, Ihe daughter of ,i Jewish peddler who once caused Carol to temporarily renounce the throne still remains in her guarded villa there. Several extreme anti-Jewish members of the new government were said to have faile'd in ef- forts to persuade Carol to re- nounce Ihe plump beauty. Premier Goga, it was under- stood, would like to have the King give up Mme. Lupescu in order that Goga'j national Chris- tian party might obtain a polit- ical advantage over the fascist iron guards. The iron guards, a strong fac- tor in Rumanian polilics, report- edly have conspired several times to kill Rumania's "Mad- ame Pompadour." It was indicated that Mme. Lupescu might leave Humania temporarily, but that she may call off. her trip because of pre- mature reports of a break be- tween her and Carol. KNUDSEN HOPES "Pork FOR UPSWING IN r orK SPRING BUSINESS Rise Against Lynch Bill Filibuster White had not yet named his joint committee to solve the problem of removing the home taxes. anti-Administration crit- ics attacked his altruistic plan as a smoke screen over his current industrial program and to create a "record" on which to run for the U. S. Senate against Senator Theodore G. Bilbo in 1940. The exemption plan was offered un- expectedly in the face of an or- ganized move to divert Missis- sippi's remunerative two par cent sales tax to political sub- divisions. The Senate finance commit- tee's approval of White's record budget snagged on "pegging" of the property and abolishing the "sliding fea- ture" enabling the governor to reduce-the levy by proclamation. The committee voted to question the-budget commission Tuesday. Senator Mansard Bullock in- troduced a bill exempting homes up to assessed valuation from 'all ad valorem taxes ex- cept those financing agrictiHure- al high schools, junior colleges, common .schools and bonded debt already incurred. Repres- entatives Cockrell and Wallis in- troduced a bill exempting rural homesteads up to no acres in area but under assessed value. Tax commission experts "guessed" unofficially that is total of local taxes now annually collected on homes, which would be exempt under NAVY BOMBER FEARED LOST IN CRASH INTO SEA Seven Men Aboard: Aircraft Carriers Aid Search if SAN DIEGO, Cal.f Jan. G (UP) The giant navy air- craft carriers Lexington and Saratoga tonight were ordered to join the search for a naval bombing plane which officials feared had crashed into the sea with seven men aboard. The Lexington and Saratoga were proceeding here from Sail Pedro to pick up 50 planes at North Island Air Station und sail 200 miles off the coast whore the bomber, one of the navy's largest, was believed to have gone down. The huge carriers will serve as a floating base of operations for the duration of the search for the plane which had been miss- ing for more than 24 hours. FDR Hears Argument For Processing Tax WASHINGTON, JAN. C (UP) President Roosevelt henrtl without official comment today a plea for a two cents a pound processing tax on cotton in or- der to give growers sufficient ifi- comc to tide them over vmti! next year. The request was made I by Clarence Poe, Raleigh, N. itor of the Progressive Farmer. Poe lold the president the cotton farmer would not iiove sufficient income to live year because of the hugelcrop carryover. He also told Mr. Roosevcflt the south was in sympathy witfc the administration's wages Aours bill but that he believed ilsJim- position should be gradual- t Felon Freed and Given Doff SAN QUENTIN, Cat. (IflP) Warden Court Smith of Qucnlin penitentiary reaffirm- ed the doctrine that 'dog is best friend" when George W.', Smith, granted a parole after 17'. years imprisonmsnt, was allowed to tuke with him his closest friend JSuddy, a dog 'that was born In the prison eight years ago and attached itself lo Smith ever since. White's proposal, mid that the Bulloch bill would affect the same taxes less those levied for schools and bonds. Experts said it would take six months to get accurate figures on the taxes. Senator Burgln offered a bill fixing motor tag costs nt flat; the ad valorem revenue meas- ure authored by Chairman. Wil- liam Williams of the House ways and means committee fixed the minimum levy at two mills; Representative Loll, Covington, announced a concurrent resolu- tion reducing poll taxes to 1; Senator P. W. Allen said a Iwov mill ad valorem tax plus franch- ise taxes on railroads, telephones and power lines would yield the equivalent of ati eight-mill ud valorem levy. A House bill authorizing the highway commission to spend more on surveys of the Natchez Trace and rights-of- way purchase was recommitted. Representative Waller Sillers', Bolivar county, led a losing fight against a concurrent resolution memorializing the president and Congress not to cut highway aid. Representative Sam Lumpkin, L.ee and Itawnmba counties, can- didate "for Congressma n J ohn Rankin's scat, also protested that the House "didn't have busi- ness" appealing to Washington for aid, or advising congressmen. The House adjourned until 2 p. in. Monday. The Senate will meet Friday at 0 a. in. NAZI REGIME ATTACKED BY RETURNING ENVOY 'I Resigned In Says Dodd, Hitting Hitler's Persecutions By M. S. HANDLER United Press Staff Correspon- dent Aboard S. S, Washington, by Wireless to New York, Jan. ft (UP) William E. Dodd, re- turning home after resigning his post us American ambassador to Berlin, tonight bitterly con- demned Fuehre Adolph Hitler's Nazi regime for its religions per- secutions and race hatreds. The former university profes- sor of history, en route to Wash- ington to report tn slate de- partment, said he resigned in despair alter four and a years of diplomatic service be- cause he was unable to accom- plish'any great good in the face of Nazi policies. "Tn a vast region where relig- ious freedoms are denied and where intellectual initiative and discovery is not allowed, where race hatreds are cultivated daily, what can a representative ot the United States he asked. Hodd said that leaders of big business and industry have re- peatedly defeated world peace efforts by their greed, Another great war threatens, he said, because of the frenzied armaments The diplomat, who frequently clashed with the Nazi regime, described how he went to Eur- ope as ambassador, imbued with the hope of serving his country and the cause of peace. Apparently referring to his objections to American repres- entation at Nazi affairs, Dodd said: "I felt that I must represent my country the best I could while dwelling among the Ger- mans, naturally more Democrat- ic than any other race in Europe. "Could one be successful? "I made addresses on suitable occasions and described our in- ternational difficulties, but never criticized the government to which I was sent. "When invitations to paitisan affairs were sent to me I main- tained the attitude which our country has maintained since Washington's presidency. Was H the duty of representatives of Democratic countries to attend conferences at which democracy was ridiculed and attacked? T can not think so. "A great, number of eminent (-Germans always agreed xvilh me that." i Appeal To People To Drop Fears of The Future Made By CM President EXPLAINS GENERAL MOTORS LAYOFF 'Here To Cp.n t rol Sales Not Says Knudsen WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UP) SKNC.v. William S. Knudsen, presi- dent of General Motors Corp., told the senate unemployment investigating committee today thnt he hopes for a "business come-back in the and appealed to the people to-drop their fears of the future. JURY CLEARS PAIR WHO SLEW AMATEUR PIRATE Aafje Deckhands Threw Morgan Overboard After 'Skipper Murder Asked by Sen. James F. Byrnes, D., S. C., ch.iinnnii of the committee, for his opinions Roosevelt's proposal that industry sit about a conference table with the government to plot production more in litne with possible consumption in or- der to avoid seasonal "ups" and Knudsen said: "If you want to level out the curve you will have to control production." He engaged in good-natured debate with Byrnes over the men Iny-off in General Motors, explaining that it was caused by ah unexpected slump hi sales during the latter purl of. Noverfibc-r and in December. He said sales during the last 10 days of November dropped to 70 per cent of 1930 sales and [ell to -15 per cent of 1930 sales in December. "I have hopes of a come-back in the he said. "I hope the layoffs will be temporary. We don't wont to lay people off. We can't make money lliut way." Under further questioning Knudsen revealed that Generpl Motors plans to carry out its expansion program by equipping five new plants, work on which is almost comple- ted. The plants nrc at Dayton, O., Rochester, N. Y., Buffalo ami Uvo in New Jersey. Knudsen testified that the cor- poration set aside a surplus of- at the end of the first 11 months of 1037, on in- crease of over that of 193G. Earnings per share of G1TC stock in 1937 was as compared with for 1930. "Was any consideration given to using this increase to retain the men laid Byrnes asked. "We should not be expected to keep more men than are neces- sary to produce the amount of cars that we con Knudsen replied. "Would it help confidence if you re-employed the men laid off if only at short Byrnes persisted. "Yes, I think it would, but what would we, give the men to Knudsen countered. Sen. Carl A. Hatch. N. M.. argued that re-employment of the men would aid in restoring confidence which in tuni would aid business by stimulating sales. Knudsen looked intently nl Hatch, waited courteously un- til he had finished and then fired: "Do you think putting men back to work would dispel fear? 1 can't say myself wheth- er it would." Rescuers Dig Up Bodies Of Chinese Dead HANKOW, China, Friday, Jan. 7 (UP) Kc.scue squads dug lotlay among burning debris for the bodies of men, women und children after new Japanese air' raids on China's provisional capital. Forty Japanese planes flying in perfect format ion despite a tattoo of anti-aircraft fire, yes- lerday wrecked Hankow's mili- tary airport, destroyed a hospital and took a known loll of M dead and 21 wounded. Most of the casualties were wo- men and children. Rescue par- lies, working in the glare of the flames of bombed homes and phops, feard that the dealh toll would mount. Many persons in this crowded emporium of central China, nearly 500 miles inland along thr Yang be. feared that the air raids were to become daily terror to avenge destruction wrought by the reorganised Chinese air for- ces LOS ANGELES, Jim. 6 (UP) The federal grand jury late today exonerated Robert Home and George Spernnck, the young deckhands who threw overboard mi amateur pirate' after he had killed the skipper of the schoon- er-yacht Aafjt? nnd for four- days ruled tho bout with a mailed fist. The grand jury, in returning a "no decided the two deckhands acted in self-defense in throw tag Jack Morgan to the sharks after" he fatally shot Dwight Faulding, owner of the Aafje and terrorized crew nnd passengers while setting ;i course for the South Pacific. Immediately ufler the report was made to Federal Judge Hiir- ry A. Hollzer, a deputy U. S. marshal was i.onl lo the county jail with an order lo rclcnsc the young prisoners, who had been held on a murder complaint. A second order was issued, providing for Iho release of Mrs. Lillian Morgan, 17 year old co m mon -1 n w wi f e of Morgan, who killed lo pursue the career, of a. pirate. The ;m had been held a material wit- ness since the Aafje was lowed into San Pedro lusl week by a Coast Guard cutter which her floundering in heavy seas off the coast of lower California. The jury had questioned only three witnesses, Mrs. Mortfuit, Bet'dim, 22-yeuv-old nurse, and Mrs. Gertrude T u r n e r. Faulding's fiancee, all of whom were passengers aboard the Aafje during the eight-day cruise from San Pedro. The women related substan- tially the same stories they had told Federal Bureau of Investi- gation Morgan shoi Faulding in cold blood three hours after Ihe Aafje sailed, seized control of the boat, und dominated Ihe passengers and crew at Ihe point of .a gun. His mastery ended four days later when Home, enraged by Ihe abuse he had endured, seiz- ed a marl in spike, htt Morgan ot: the herd with the help of threw him into shark- infested waters off the Const of Mexico. SEEKS AWARDS FOR BUSINESSES Vandenberg States Plan For Tax Awards Rebate WASHINGTON, Jnn. C (UP) Sen. Arthur H. Vandenbcrg. of Michigan, polenlial Republic- an presidential nominee in 1940, today nskcci congress to deter- mine whether the government cnn aid in saving the profits sys- tem by making tax awards to business firms which share? their earnings with employes. He offered a resolution pro- posing an inquiry by a senate finance sub-committee of all profit-sharing systems in use in American industry, to provide an iiulhenlic record for employ- ers interested in voluntary es- tablishing a plan. A reso- lution calling for a congressional investigation of monopolies has been introduced in the house by Rep. Martin Dies, D.. Texas. As Vandenberg proposed .a new approach to end alleged abuses under the capitalistic sys- tem, Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes opened a new attack on the "small lawless mi- nority" in business. He said at a press conference that new laws may be needed to thwart big business violations of anti- trust statutes. Criticizing power companies which recently lost their court fight against loans and grants by the public works administra- tion to municipalities for con- struction oj public utility sys- tems, Ickes proposed that the bonds posted in each dt 42 injunction suits brought by Continued oil Pnfle Seven House Members SJapT A> Economy: Denounce Program NEW HIGHWAY AID BILL IS-INTRODUCEP Bitter Filibuster On Anti- Lynching Opens In Senate WASHINGTON, J a n: 6 (UH) "Pork barrel" revolts ngninst President Roosevelt's proposed budgstary economics for 1939 flared 
                            

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