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Delta Star, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1938, Greenville, Mississippi This World of Ours t La If. Riillcltris, Quirks And P lures, Which Put ihe Your Front Porch fen- f If TT If 1JTH 1 "IT Ml H A THE DELTA "ONE DAY AHEAD" KEER IN MIND-THE PURPOSE OF THE COMING SAFETY CAM- PAIGN; MAKE GREENVILLE STREETS SAFE. the weevil Gulf port GULFPORT, Fob. 18 (UP) A three-hour fire to- night gutted the two-story Falloum building in down- town Gulfport at an estimated loss of Contents of three shops and 15 offices occupying the brick structure were lost. Thousands of persons jammed the streets as the entire Gulfport fire department, aided by that from the nearby veterans" hospital, fought the blaze in n lashing rain. Nearby structures were menaced by the flames that .had an undetermined origin on the second floor. Mansour Falloum, one of the owners said the structure occupying a quarter of a block was .virtually a total loss. Iron Mining Disturbs Floridicms MIAMI, Fla.. Feb. 18 (UP) Iron mining was revealed as a new Miami "industry" by complaints made yes- terday lo zoning inspector Frank Stearns. Residents com- plained that a nearby field, which had hcfifi filled in with the carcasses of old automobiles, was hninn "mined" for scrap iron and gaping holes were being left in the ground. President's Defense Program Soon Ready WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UP) President Roosevelt's national defense super navy, the world's greatest air force, and u highly mobile army will bo ready for final conuressionnl action nt'St week, it was indicated tonight as Administration leaders rallied lo beat down opposition in both houses. 1 Although tho roarm.iniont measures are expected to bo used as a vehicle to force further debate 071 tho delicate inU'riuilionul 'situation and this country's foreign policy, leaders said they would bring them lo the floor as soon as possible. VOLUME II GREENVILLE, MISS., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1938 NUMBER 80 PRESIDENT WILL TRY TO JACK PRICES Would Combat Deflation- ary Forces of the Recession WANTS INCREASE TO RE MODERATE Calls New Deal Price Policy a 'Polfcy of Abun- dance' WASHINGTON. Feb. 18 President Roose- velt, pledging government action to combat deflation- ary forces nf the recession, today called fov a moderate increase in the general oricc structure. Ho warned, how- ever, that IMP rise must be restricted to commodities which are produced or sold in highly competitive innr- kels. Uen ilinv.fd industi ialisfs who wnil until the peak uf a business lull diii not indicate whether hr believes uMgrs should be raised ot1 lowered nl this lime. He gave fissurruicc thai tlu> Administra- tion is not contemplating further devaluation of the nr other iiifhitmnsiry to achieve its oT ;i LniHinrcd of price; to promote n ex- pansion oT production. Tho Chief restated the Orv.lY prkv policy nnd objective.1: jit ;i prc.'-x conference in which ho rend n statement prepared al his request by Secre- tary of the Treasury Henry Mor- gcntiian, Secretary of Agri- culture Henry A. ______ _. ___ _-..__________________ rotary of Labor Frances v Ihe Yanglse valley aril and ordered the ''mobilizations '.Chairman Marriner Eccles -61 100.000 Haven, Connecticut February 1938 To tbc Editor. The Delta Slnr. Greenville, Miss. Dear Sir: While visiting In Greenville recently I read your paper fre- cmently and delighted to find n daily so independent nnd fearless in its policies, and'so up-to-date and orogressive in [Is comments on local problems. Mot content with destructive criticism as the organs of the radicals too often are, you of- fered sane and constructive Mtgaostions and, lost but not j least, showed an ability in'drnw I on local talent for touches of I humor that do certainly make :tho North and South close kin. 1 feel that Greenville is to be congratulated in possessing such I n newspaper. I Sin revel v 1 MARY B. CRAY (Mrs, George H.) STATE R.R. COMMISSION IS UNDER FIRE Rep. Tom Bailey Introduces Measure Which Would Abolish State's Allotment Cut Nearly One Million Ac res Photographers Leave Boxes Home x NEW YORK, Pub. 18 (UP) The Press Photographers association of Now Yorlc hold ils ninth annual ihmcc and piifprtaimiuMil InnigM. No one wus nermilled lo lake pictures. Hirohilo Is Dismayed SHANGHAI, Saturday, Feb. (UP) Dismayed because of the failure of his armies lo advance in their campaign to occupy Cbinil's provisional capital in Hankow, Emperor Hirohito of Japan- today named a new supreme commander for fjroup JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 18 (UP) Abolition of the present stale railroad commission and creation of a public service body was sought in a bill introduced in trio legislature today by Rep. Tom Bailey. Compunionate measures would create a bureau ol motor carriers within the public, service coin- mission and provide for regula- tion, supervision r.nd control of motor carriers. Deciding that an emergency from the "severe 'financial and economic.depression" yet existed, the House extended until May 1, 194p the Mortgage Moratorium The House, also drive to end Ihe Chinese-Japanese war. Dr. Johnson of Memphis Is Dead MEMPHIS, Fell. IS (UP) Dr. Kupcnc Johnson, lill,
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