Greenville Delta Star, February 19, 1938

Greenville Delta Star

February 19, 1938

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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, the Jury box and nskert: How find you on the indictment charging Mary Keeiian O'Connor wilh John Dl Gildo, a pharmacist and foreman tn be perplexed by the ques- tion. He thought a while nnd said "not guilty.1' Then he was asked for a verdict on Hie man- si u lighter indictment, A Rain he said "not guilty." Miss O'Connor slipped from the arms of Ihu courl attendant into lurchair. Friends moved to- ward her, but halted when Di Gildo rose from his seal in the jury box nnd asked Judge Jo- seph STonne: "May I oKer n auestion." The court altcnrlanl immedi- ately hauled Miss O'Connor lo her feet again. A look of bewild- erment came on her face. She had Ihought the ordeal was over. Lawyers were running toward the bench shouting a I Judge Sloanc, but he ignored them and spoke to Foreman Di Gildo. he said, "You can'l ask n question. We are going to poll this jury. All you can rlo is an- swer to the poll.1' The court clerk asked each in- dividual juror fov a verdict and every time got the answer "not guilty1'. Then Uie judge allowed the verdict lo be entered on the record, "Now may we leave Miss O'Connor's lawyer naked, xnd Ihe judge nodded. Di Gildo explained later that his altempl to ask a question was because, unfamiliar with crimin- al court procodurej he thought that his announcement of the verdict was when a jury noli "was Fqx Compiles Employment And Payroll Data ifE In an effort lo answer num- erous inquiries as lo Ihe num- ber of people employed in Greenville and tlie amount of the average weekly payroll, John A, Fox, manager of the Wash- ington county Chamber of Com- merce, has compiled tlnta inform- ing inquirers. Four thousand nro employed, their average weekly payroll amounting to The major part of the weekly payroll, Manager Fox finds, is paid by 15 manufacturing com- panies, two railroads, the drain- age commission, the levee board, the city itself, and the United SUites government. No data is included on the U. S. District force or payroll. Also included in tho census are three medioal clinics, the hospit- al, all department and merchan- dise stores, drug stores, grocery stores, floral companies, barber shops, dry cleaning companies, laundries. Omitted are pro- fessional offices such as doctors, lawyers, and insurance offices. Whil? not presuming to give out tbf information complete, Mr, fox It eve the infor- By DREW PEARSON And ROBERT S. ALLEN WASHINGTON Tho fill-. minDtions of Hiram regarding Roosevelt's naval milments to tlie British are par- ticularly interesting when com- pared to the senator's silence during Henry L. Stimson's dick- ering with the British in 193i. Mr. Stimson, Secretary of State under Hoover, did his to get British naval aid for the United States in blocking the Jit-. panese in Manchuria. Stimsori. saw the Manchurian invasion as; the first Japanese step toward the conquest of all China. At one time the Japanese lleef. sailed for a secret destination In the Pacific, and Slimson -went through a hectic period in which serious consideration was given to sending the U. S. fleet to hew] off the Japanese before they could get to the Philippines. Stimson went much further. with the British than ave'Hall'- and Roosevelt, but John BuIV at. that time was playing secret bal) with the Japanese, v REVEKSK ENGLISH In 1934 the British tinaBjr were beginning to. anticipate, trouble with the Japcnese, when President brought the flMt to New York on Putt Thref ;