Greenville Delta Star, January 13, 1938

Greenville Delta Star

January 13, 1938

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Delta Star, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1938, Greenville, Mississippi This World of Ours Late Bulletins, Quirks And Briefed Fea- tures, Which Put the World on Your Front Porch p Trace Murders to "Hooded Men" PARIS, Jan 12 (UP) The Suroto Nationale announced tonight that the murders Carlo and Nello Hoselli, Anti-Fascist Italian exiles, have been traced to tho Fascist Cagoulards (hoccted men) by arrest of six of the alleged kill- ers. He Endangered Marine Traffic MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 12 Roy; Cormvcll, 45, today had the dubious honor of being the first man arrested here (or "operating a motor boat while under the influence of Mquor." He was arrested by Robert Yanccy, Miami's only policeman who charged Cornwell was zigzagging about Biscayne Bay endangering marine traffic. That's Why He's Still Dictating Jan. 12 (UP) Dictator Josef V. Stalin, presiding over delegates of the New Supreme Soviet elected a month ago in Russia's first secret ballot, tonight placed two of his trusted lieutenants in-control of both houses of the _ parliament. Andrew A. Andreyev, commissar of railroads and one of the Communist party's four secretaries, was elected presi- dent of the council of the union at a noisy meeting in the Grand Palace of the Kremlin, where once the Czars were crowned. It Couldn't Happen Anywhere Else ATLANTA, Gn., .Inn 12 (UP) A gruesome story of con- ditions at Georgia's hospital for insane at Milleiip.evillc details of patients murdering each revealed today in a 'letter from Arthur Lucas, chairman of the Georgia state hoard of f .ihlic welfare, fo Gov. E. D. Rivers. The letter was written Nov. 13, 1837, and was revealed only today when Lucas sent copies fo all county ordinary judges. Lucas termed conditions at the hospital, which houses inmates, "unbelievable among civilized people." Hold Marine for Investigation PEIPING Thursday, Jan. 14 (UP) The U. S. Embassy guard revealed today thai an American Marine is be- ing held in the brig in connection with the to 000 legation quarter robbery on Dec. 21. Austria and Hungary Recognize Franco BUDAPEST, Hungary Jan 11 (UP) Austria and Hungary hnvc decided to recognize Generalissimo Francisco Franco's Nationalist'Junta as the legal government of Spain, it was announced ionight in a communique of the Rome protocol powers. The action apparently was decided upon through (he in- fluence of Count Galeazzo Ciano, Italian Foreign Minister, who is here lo promote new Danubian strength for the Rome-Berlin axis which is committed to a nationalist victory in Spain. Measles Keeps Actress From Premier ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 12 glitter and glamour of a motion picture premiere was lost tonight for movie actress Evelyn Keyes. Miss Keyes had the measles. The actress, a native Atlantan, had come from Holly- wood with producer-director Cecil B. DeMille to attend trie premiere of "The Buccaneer" in which she has a prominent part. DeMille announced late torlay, however, lhat Miss Keyes would be unable to attend the premiere scheduled here to- night because of measles that kept her confined to her hotel suite. Cap McMurray's Sailed The Seas, But Lake Ferguson Is First Choice PHYSICIANS FEAR FOR LIFE OF JUSTICE CARDOZO Condition Of Famed Su- preme Court Jurist 'Not So Good' Washington, Jan. 12 (UP) Grave fears were entertained tonight for the life of Justice Benjamin N. of the Su- preme Court after three promi- nent specialists examined him nnd announced that his condition had not changed since this morn- ing, when it was reported "not so good." The liberal jurist, 07 years old and considered by many to foe the greatest living master of the lr.w, was too ill to receive Presi- dent and Mrs. Roosevelt when they went to his bedside late to- day. Thsy returned to the White House after leaving a bouquet of roses. Cardozo was stricken with shingles, a nervous ailment, on December 10 but his condition CojiliTincd on Page Eight Wea Hi or Local Temperature: Maximum minimum 35. River Gauge: 13.7, foiling. Forecasts MISS.: Fair, cooler on coast Thursday; Friday partly cloudy, warmer. ARK.: Fair, warmer Thursday: National ATLANTA, Jan. 12 (UP) P. M. and highest tem- peratures: Atlanta -17-51, Birmingham 46-60, Chicago 2H-32; Jackson, Miss., 46-58, Memphis 38-44, New Orleans 56-58, Oklahoma City 38-42, St. Louis .12. if THE DEL "ONE DAY AHEAD" HERB'S WISHING MANGER POWELL AND. NIGHT. BASEBALL, EVERY SUCCESS. I, the weevil- VOLUME 2, NUMBER XLVIll GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1938 PRICE FIVE CENTS By Charles Lennman Capt. C. If. McMurray's face is- weatherbeaten from the winds of many climes. He poked into the tropics, sailed the Gulf and the Atlantic, and trav- eled many miles over the Mis- sissippi and tributaries over a period of 38 years. But placid Lake Ferguson of the Greenville harbor takes the nod when it comes to preferences. So fond is he of the lake, thnt Captain MeMurray, with his wife, has made his home on it as caretaker of the Greenville Yacht Club. "I've been around a he said, "but give me Greenville any day. I like it and am going io -stay here as long as they let me." Assisting him in keeping in- tact the Yacht Club is Ginger- bread, husky German police dog, who was raised on a bottle. A fiift of friends shortly after birth, Gingerbread has been wilh Cap- tain and Mrs. MeMurray over since. Alter the McMurrays retire. Gingerbread lakes his place on the upper deck and keeps a sharp eye on the gangplank, ft any one nears the gangplank. Ginger- bread walks back, to the captain's room. It anyone boards the gang- plank, tbere is n bark, and his master is out to investigate. Captain MeMurray has been following th.2 river for 38 years, "and I'm not tired of it he said. "There's something about it lhat gets you and when it does there's nothing you can do about it." Starting out from Vicksburg, his native city, as oiler, Capl. Continued on Page Eight jaycees Name Officers Tonight Officers will be elected .il the annual meeting of the Junior Chamber of Commerce to be held tonight at at the Elks hall. President R. A. Blackmail will make his onnua report. HOUSE BANS SLOT MACHINES, GIRDS FOR PROBE Committee To Report To- day On State Land Office SALES TAX SPLIT MEASURE INTRODUCED Twenty-One Appropriation Bills Passed, But With Paring if_ Jackson, Miss., Jan 12 (UP) The house outlawed slot ma- chines and other games of chance today, quickly passed 21 appro- priation bills with frequent par- ing, and anticipated of Its committee report tomorrow on the State Land office. Chairman Joe Owens, Union County, will call up the report citing charges of "high crimes and misdemeanors in office" a- gatnst veteran land commissioner R. p. Moore. If adopted the re- port will go to the standing house commiiipe for investigation of slate officers, then to the simi- lar senate committee. Thes? groups would decide what action if any should be taken. Filed with Gov. White several months ago, the land office re- port suggests abolishing of th; elective commissioner, complete revision of slate land laws, and division of proceds from sale of tax-foi fietetl lands with counties and municipalities in which the lands lie. Chairman.May intend- ed presenting proof pf charges to the house, including samples of allegedly fraudulent patents and those completely executed with quit--claim deeds terriiig properly before the slate was even paid. Besides banning slot machines, pin-bull games, punch boards, merchandise wheels :mcl similar devices with but two dissenting voles, (he, house immediately voted out the privilege tax for the machines. The house approved the senate- adopted resolution extending un- lit March 1 the work of the joint committee investigating gnsolmc Con fin tied on Page DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ACTS INAFL-CIOWAR Government Has Intervened To End Hostilities, Unite Workers Washington Jan. 12 (UP) John n. Steelman, chief of the department of labor's con- ciliation service, announced to- night that the department had formerly intervened in an at- tempt to end the war between the American Federation of Labor and the Committee for Industrial Organization. As th first step federal con- ciliators are' attempling to end jurisdictional disputes between th two factions, paving the way for a final and format truce which officials hope will reunite labor's rank and file under one standard, "Steelman confirmed reports of intervention when the United Press nsked him concerning ru- mors thai the government would intercede. He said the peach cam- paign has full approval of secre- tary of labor Frances Perkins. It is believed that President Roosevelt also sanctions Ihc move. Although he has refused to intervene personally since the dispute began two years ago, he recently received n full report from Miss Perkins on one of the most crucial phases of the quar- rel involving the lumber indus- try. Sister Of Countian Flees Chinese Mission It Word has been received here that Miss Pearl Caldwell, Bap- tist missionary to North China, ,nnd sister of Mr. U. M. Caldwell, of Hollandale, and her iighl as- sociate missionaries of the Pinn- lu Mission have been forcd to flee from PingEn to the coast of Shangtung Province where Ame- rican war vessels are standing by, ready to evacuate the nine lo a place of safely. Among the nine besides Miss Caldwell, are Dr. and Mrs. Yocum. Pinglu was bombarded by the recently aKhongh it is deep into the inlerior of Shang- lung province. Nfiss Caldwell was home on a furlough two or Ihrce years ago, returning to Pinglu about two years ago. She has had nearly a quarter of a of foreign mission service. She is also a sister of F. S. Caldwell of Jackson and Mrs. J. T. Car- tcrf of Blue Mountain. And No One Was Kiiled New Drive For W age Hour Measure Begun On FDR's Demand New Bill To Be Reported Out By Committee? Southern Opposition Crumbling what is left of the automobile in whi-.'h Vivian Srevers am} Mr. Melvin Siovt'rs were rid- ng when it was struck by a C. and G. train. Memphis Episcopal Dean Completes Faith Fast 10th Day; To Exist By "Spiritual Means STATE FARM HEADS OPPOSE PRESENT FARM BILL Southern Commissioners Of Agriculture Attack Prin- ciple Contained Therein Jackson, Miss., Jan. 12 (UP) Southern Commissioners of Agriculture, meeting here to- night, adopted resolutions ex- pressing unanimous opposition to farm bills now in congress as affecting cotton and "to the gen- eral principles therein contain- ed." The formal resolution said: "We feel thai the present bills do not make adequate provision for the protection of tho cotton farmers interest ami are totally inadequate to cope with the pre- sent distressing condition of Ihe cotlon producer. are in favor of a compen- satory, tariff payment to give the cotton producer parity, the saniL- to be supplemented by the pre- sent contemplated soil conserva- tion payments to that extent. "We recommend thnt the con- gress provide funds for the fore- going from the receipts from impost duties; nnd if it this be impracticable, then for an ex- cess lax on cotton textiles and wool and mohair. "We recommend thai payments be made for the year 1938 on a base production of bales, the same lo be pro- MEMPHIS, Tenn., U (UP) Dean Israel U. Noe of St, Mary's Episcopal Cathedral completed ID day.1: of fasting by which he hope.s to prove he cnn exist entirely through spiri- tual means, the Memphis Prt-ss- Sc'imitar said today. "Dean Noe has trikon no food and nol even excf-pt Hi? 1 liny and sip of wine of the Episcopal communion ser- since Jan the paper said. "Dean Noe believes he can rxist entirety through bis spir- itual relation lo an all-sufficient God. He believes he can reach a state in which he takes his life energy directly from original sources without the-necessity for food." v DiSbir-Nocvwho A fury's Cathedral for 17 years, refused lo comment on his fast. "lie in not jin the p.aper said, "does not waul publicity jmd does not cnre whnl people think. He is following his own religious conclusions en- tirely." The Prcss-Sciniitnr Deun Noe begun for his fast 10 years ago when he grad- ually began eliminating certain foods from his diet. On Dec. 1936, he went on a diet" of or- ungc ji'ice. He gave up the or- ange juice 10 days ngo and since then "has token no food and probably not even water, except the tiny solid nnd liquid of the Episcopal communion service." Several months after living cnlirely on orange juice, doctors examined him and reported he was in good physical condition. However, friends reported he hns lost weight since Jan. 2. They said he attributed his poor con- dition to an attack of influenza. The Press-Scimilar stated that Dean fast is an attempt lo TRAIN-AUTO [RASH INJURES BROTHER, SISTER Miss Vivian Sievers And Brother Melvin Painfully Hurt At Crossing -fc A crash a I the C. G. railroad cross In ij ;it Highway G1 nl Elizabeth result- ed in multiple injuries for Miss Civian Sievers mid her brother, Melvin Severs, Wednesday tnoYnmg nl Miss Sievers, the more pain- fully hurl, was taken IQ King's Daughters Hospital and found en be suffering from lacerations on the chin, a broken hand and bruises. A number'of her taeth knocked out. Herj. brother, who was driving sustained a cul-over-the eye nnd bruised knees. They were re- turning from Sliaw. The car was pinclicjilly demolished. They were brought lo Greenville in the cab of the engine. From his home last night, Mr. Sievers told Ihe Star ihere was no flagman at, the crossing. He aid he was traveling between 40 and 50 when tlie crush occuted. Spokesman for llic C, G. Railroad said lhat flagmen arc? not required nt highway inter- sections unless a switch is being made. The automobile struck (he seventh car from the caboose; they said. ALIEN SUSPECT on Pngu Eight Continued on Pnye Eight Runaway Sweethearts 14 And 13, Discovered In Florida These Are Bad On Rivermen Says Captain Rusk Fogs and mists on Main strec'. are bad enough but fogs on thr; river are worse. Captain A. S. Hnks of the Steamer Jaync loll; us lhat evary boat nnd tow on the river has been off Its sche- dule for the past two wek.s be- cause of the fog. "We hnve been operating by said the captain. "I couldn't see Ihe front the boot ftorn Ihe pilot house for chys much less the river beyond. And I get near the bank xnund the whistle and the echo tells me how close in f am." We must have looker incredu- lous at the statement thai hs could pilot a boat lo land by ;m for he continued, "When you hnvc been on the river as long as I have and have come through as many fogs as I havo an echo tells you a lot of things." "She is a funny old river and has n lot of he continu- ed. "But Ihe best trick I have heard of her playing lately was on Harry Tliler., He went fishing for fish and whan he pulled up his net there was a water turkey. The bird hod been fishing for fish loo. Don't know who was the most surprised, the turkey of the fisherman." "The we suggested, "he ot away." The captain chuckled. MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 12 (UP) Two "love-sick" grade .school sweethearts of Bremen, Ind., who rnn a way from homo "to FCP what we-could were at thf end of their mile trip to- night ant I in llic cnre of juve- nile Juvenile officer Paul Martens expected word from the parents' ol (he run-away.s. Edwina Key- scr, 13, and Lowell Mast, 14, thai they would come to Florida to return the youngsters, Kdv.-ina. blonde, bluc-t-yod eighth-grade student, nnd llic bionda boy she hns been in love wilh since Ihcy were in (he- fifth grade, told Martens: "Wo are in love and just wanted lo nw.iy together on ;i long trip." T hey d isa ppe arc cl fro m P. men hist. Friday. Their parents thought they hnd run off to fiet married, because (lie sweethearts had discussed it and had writ- ten about it. But the couple did not attempt to get married, they told Martens. They said they were certain they would r.r.t be able to get a license. Lowell and Edwina were not worried when police fount! them this morning, sleeping in the new family auto, parked near the ntean in Miami I The sweethearts had run nut started thetrip with only hnrt got this far by soiling the car radio, horn, .sent covers and Edwina's over- night hag. They had slept in the cnr dur- ing the trip, arid in Georgia pick- ed up two hitch-hikers and on Pugr FIUBUS1ERS ASK INCLUSION Of Gfeu. Southern Bloc Continues Attack On Anti- Lynch Bill WARN THREAT TO UNITY OF PARTY 'Socialists Swooped Down On Democratic Party', Says Bailey Washington, Jan 12 (UP) Southern s.'nntors, pressing their nnti-lyncliing bill filibuster, today started a blistering attack on pins nnd labor lulling in northern cities and again warned the administration thnt sectional lines drawn uver the measure would the democratic par- ty. Senator Kenneth McKellar, D., Tenn., renewed Ihe southern of- fensive with the charge that "no attempt has ever been marte to punish" Chicago police who shot and killed 11 union demonstra- tors during the memorial day riots in that city last year. Both Senator J. Hamilton Lew- is, ID., ill and Senator William H. Dietrich, D., 111., vigorously defended Chicago officials in con- nection with the killings, de- nounced the allegations as false, and pointed out that a grand jury, was summoned but decided that none, of word justi- fied. McKellar asserted that Chi- cago "officers' ruthlessly shot down and killed several work- ers" during the murch and that Coiiliniicit on Pncia Eifllu rrurr Body Of Jewish Captain Found Aboard Yacht In Miami Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 32 (UP) The mysterious murder of a tvamp cruiser Captain and the subsequent flight of a Syrian wiio hnd entered tins country in the slain man's fiivo tonight baf- fled federal immijji'atimi nfficinls and Florida police. Federal agenas here today ar- rested MOFOS Mohamad iilinn Mos- es Shaladi ;is he arrived here by bus from Miami. Hf was hold on suspicion in connection with the slaying of Capt. Arthur Law- rence, who found a- borird his -l.n-frwt launch. Scout- er, moured in Miami river. Mohamad, whom Lawrence brought to the United Stales from Havana, was missintf from the ScoulPi when the Captain was discovf ted sliot to death alxKird hid Minmi police informed Jack- sonville iiulhoritips they were sending for the Syrian with a warrant. hnmiHntion of- ficials said the suspect would fnce depoitatinn charges here if he was not returnee! to Miami, Mohamad, arrested here, drnifrd implication in ihe death of Lawrence. Me explained Unit he w'- onroute to Chicago with Lawr. c'y permission. Production Credit Ass'n. To Meet January 22 The mceling of Greenville rYudiitUon C'redil Association wil! 'oo held nl Cily hall January 22 nt 10 o'clock in the morning, K. H. Hunvick scc- announces. for !93S will be discus- sed following a report on last year's activities, anrt will bo given. WORK HERE FOR NEGROES OUTLINED Society of National Colored Council Speaks To White Y.M.C.A. Leaders Plans to inaugurate a pro- gram for colored Y. M. C, A. wovU in Greenville, wore out- lined to the white group yester- day' by Dr. Channing Tobias, colored of New York, secretary Tor the national colored council. Dr. Tobias suggested hiring of a cojored secretary, the launch- ing of a program and erection of n building for Ihe organization's activities. Comments by several members of the while group, concurred in the suggcslions. Will Percy urged selection of a man with "wisdom, vision, and leadership, otherwise, the work will not he adequately done ar.d the results postponed indefinite- ly. "If the foundation is properly laid, we'll go said Frank England. "Colored Y. M. C. A, work is nol an aj'.pcndage lo Ihe general program, but a fully integrated Dr. Tobias said, "The negro ha? a right to organize in- dependently, but we believe ni the v.iIne of coopral.vo relation- ship between the races. "The first colored organiza- tion was founded in Washington in 1853. In a movement started in Charleston, and since then, we have had numerous branches. 1 hove looked .into the Gn-envllle branch only sup- er fciially. but from what I can see, there are possibilities here." He commended Julius Kosen- wald "IranscendinK racial differences and religious creeds in his philanthropies." Dr. L. DcLninc. member of the colored group's board con- curred in Dr. Tobias' suggestion to hire a capable young man as secretary as the best way to consolidate interest in the work. He pledged cooperation of the colored group, Kdmund Taylor, president ot the wh'lc Y. M. C. A., presented the speakers. He said thai sal- Washington, Jan 12 (OP) Taking advantage of cruirib- ling southern opposition, the house labor committee today agreed to revise wage-hour legis- lation, as demanded 'by Presi- dent Roosevelt, and campaigned fnr passage at the present session, committee voted 14 to 2 m u session to report out a bill without speci'fying its form and without holding public hearings, after "canvassing sentiment1 on Mr. Roosevelt's second ranking legislative proposal. It was the first meeting of- the group since Dec. 18 when, the house, torn by southern-democra- tic and republican opposition, voted 210 lo 198 to return the. original measure for Chairman Mary T. Norton said that the bill which the senate ap- proved, providing a 40 cent 'p'6r hour minimum wage and a 40 hour maximum work week and enforcement by an independent five man bonrd, would be used as a basis for the house measurc, This would leave three altrna tivcs to the committee reports a bill formaly. It could' accept the senate-approved bill, or insist oji its own ridden measure putting enfoic" mcnt under Ihe Department of Labor, of bring .out a nev, pio posal carrying only the icmtc title. "The committee will report a bill definitely this Mrs. Koi; .ton said. "We do not expect to have public hearings because we do not believe anything new could be developed." Questioned whether a flat bill had been discussed in view of support of'such a mea; sure by President William Green .of the American Federation ol Labor, she said "The 'conimiftee- seerned.tex fe.el.that not. be coristitulio'iialO'in1 oraei'HcT settle the question we plan to ask tha attorney general for an Despite agree- .menl to revive the controversial issue ho'use leaders indicated they would go slowly before bringing it up to permit hard arising out of ihe special session flood fight to be mended. Appro- priation bills and other measures will be moved ahead, they said They believe that recent develop- ments indicate a lessening of op-f position and are confident of sutv ficient votes to enact ths bill if. it reaches the floor. President Roosevelt's pointed attack on southern opposition, the successful campaign, on a wage-hour platform, of former Rcp. I.isler B. Hill, D., Ala., f I Continued on Page Eight THE DAILY WASHINGTON. MERRY-GO-ROUND By DREW PEARSON And ROBERT S. ALLEN WASHINGTON, Barring some unforeseen.hitch, Hol- lywood is Ihe nexl to be logged in the- Administration's drive against monopolies. The decision to tnckle the big movie distributors and produc- ers was no sudden one. They have been under quiet scrunity by tho Justice Department for nearly a year. Cause of the inquiry was nuiri- erou.s complaints by independent theatre operators thnt the big distributors were discriminating against them by refusing to them have "first run" pictures. These new feature films are giv- en to theatres owned and cqrjr trolled by the big boys, and the independents are left out on a limb. In moving on the Hollywo'qd moguls, the Justice Department reversed its previous policy ward them. For many Department had on arrange- ment with Will Hays whereby complaints against the industry were referred, to him for adjustment- But when trus't- busliiifi Bob Jackson -was made head of the Anti-Monopoly DJ- vision he put nn end to this. Under Jackson a complaint is handled on the basis' for possible legal action. There have bceri no soft pedalling "nc- rie The suit against the movi ary and expenses for incidental satraps may introduce a new an- to securing services of a secrc- U-monopoly technique. In tavy, would approximate Of Judge Goigcr's dismissal'of ft annually. He suggested the Milwaukee grand jury just-as It white and colored groups raise was about to vote on indictments Page CON f i ii on Pfifjc Tit'6 ;