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   Morning Call, The (Newspaper) - April 7, 1929, Laurel, Mississippi                                A. M. Edition YtILL EIGHT DOUR LEASED WIRE-UNIVERSAL SERVICE THE MORNING CAL The Weather Sunday fair, Monday generally fair, continued warm. ______ Vol. 215. LAUREL, MISS., SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 1929. "ONE DAY AHEAD" 18 U. S. FIGHT PLANES RUSH TO BORDER Says Senator Capper, Most Lawless Nation MAKES PLEA FOR RESPECT OF LAW Cites Facts Showing Hundreds Killed Annually WASHINGTON.' Apr. United States is "the most lawless nation the world has ever known, with-a crime, bill of 000 Senator Arthur Cap- per (R) .of Kansas declared in a radio, address here tonight. "There is a crying need for ev- ery Citizen, .no matter what hit slatibn in life, to respect and abide fcy the laws of this de- clared the senator. .Referring-to President Hoover'i assertion that the citizens who supply the rewards that stimulate crime, rather; than the criminal classes themselves, present the 'crime problem, Capper 'The; shocking criminal excesses gvowinjr out of laxity or wet wars, bombings and' 'racketeering' ar.e 'dangerous and the bootlegger's in foe his share of the blame. where bootleg and politics "art partners, had 627 killings'last New: York-hid 331. Chicago had more than' 100 bombings.- 'And'.there slug- collection '-_________._______ many other. of v --few .notoriously misgov- erned-cities, which dominate the anti-prohibition states, make no genuine" effort or ever have, to en- force the liquor law. the American people do not want prohibition they may remove the amendment by >the same means -they used to adopt it" 'Preparedness Proves Best Peace Guarantee" Asst. War Sec. Hurley LOUISVILLE, Ky., April Declaring that "we still have na- tions who believe that might makts assistant Secretary of War Patrick J. Hurley made a strong appeal for national pre- paredness here tonight. Denouncing the unsound policy of thirtecn-hour preparedness, in an address before the annual de- fense banquet, and the new assist- ant secretary declared: "Our government has no impe- rialistic designs. We entertain the earnest hone that as civiliza- tion advances, the golden rule will be adopted as the coveming prin- ciple of international intercourse. "One thousand years hence we may be permitted to meet mankind at the crossroads and find the na- tions flowing into the Lord's house established on the mountain top, all practicing the golden rule. "But it is evident to the most casual observer that such a condi- tion does not exist in'the world toda.y "We still have nations who be- lieve that might makes richt. For their "advancement they place their trust not in the "olden rule of rea- son, but upon the strength of their rood right arm. uoon the power of conquest. "Therefore if we expect to pre- serve for posterity the blessings of liberty, then our nation must be prepared to nrotect its institu- tions." The primary purpose of an ade- nuate defense, said Hurley, is "to prevent, way by placinp behind tho executive a potential force suffic- ient to deter other nations from any inclination to adopt an_ ag- gressive and overbearing attitude toward us. "Though we are ardent expo- nents of the principle of arbitra- tion, we have traditionally held that a well organized and adequate trained citizen soldiery is the best guarantee of neace." Laurel Automobile Dealers'Association Formed A Laurel Automobile Dealers association, consisting of local au- tomobile dealers, was recently or- ganized at a meeting at the Fine- hurst Hotel, at-which Mr. Ford and Mr. Ernest of, the National Automobile' association were present.. Members of the lo- cal >association affiliated with the national organization. C. B, Earner was, elected presi- dent of .the Laurel Automobile As- sociation; Percy B. vice- president; dnd L. D. Burkett, sec- retary-treasurer. Members- of the association are: Forrest Auto company, Motor Sales and Service, Rucker Garage, Southern Auto company, Tittle Motor company, and Union Chev- rolet company. Alleges Kahn Caused Her to Lose All Future NEW YORK, April linda Morini, beautiful Coloratura Soprano, explained tonight .that she had sued Otto Kahn, famous Banker and patron of the Arts, for because, she alleges, his opinion about her 'vocal ability and reduced her to poverty. The suit, which became public charges "malicious libel" and grew out of the fact that Mr. Kahn- said in an advertisement that he never praised her voice. "The world will surprised when my whole story is the singer said. Mr. Kahn, who left a week ago for Europe, naturally could not be asked for his version of the case.- London dispatches say he has gone into seclusion there. !'U will be seen that my opera- tie career has been Miss Morini "and Mr. Kahn's which I am not to reduced me almost to poverty. "The frown of the man who is the'overlord of the Metropolitan Opera company has reduced me to the position where I cannot secure even a concert engagement "And yet he granted' me two auditions, one before Signor Gatti-Casazza of the Metropoli- tan himself, and he praised my voice saying it was 'one of the most beautiful he had ever heard.' "Why, then, did he print an ad- vertisement in the Musical Courier denying his" own words? It's that advertisement which has crushed me, causing concert man- agers to cancel all my engage- ments. Some day the whole story will be known." Nathan Burkan, attorney for Mr. Kahn, had only thii to say: "There is no basis for this suit. Business Increase Is Unusual, Figures Shoiw WASHINGTON, April tangible reflection of President Hoover's good will tour of South America came to light today as export goods from the United States for the month of February showed an increase of nearly 70 per cent jn South American trade over the same mont hof last year. In February, 1928, this country exported of goods to South America and in February, 1929, the total was Exports to all other continents also showed increase, but not in comparison to the South American figures. Exports to all nations of the world increased in February, 1929. as compared with 1928, except 'n the cases of Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, British India, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Very slight reductions were noted in these eounrties. Oil Stove Causes Alarm Saturday An oil stove at the home of W. 0. Hedgepath, Ellisville Boulevard created consternation at 11 o'clock Saturday morning when it got out of order and occupants of the home were afraid of a fire and summon- ed the fire department. Upon arrival it was found that the stove, which had been leaking, had ignited some oil about the floor and the flames were soon ex- sharp fight. number of alarms sent in during the week as a result of oil stove con- flagrations. Little harm has been done however, the firemen being upon the scene in a jiffy. (Continued on pagp eight) tinguished after a There have been a famous Iowa Hotel is Razed, Many Still Missing DBS M01NES, April Bodies of three, men -'and a woman 'had been .'recovered tonight and fire- men, were still searching for two and several others believed to have perished-. historic Kirk- wood Hotel, once 'famous rendez- vous, of Iowa's politically promi- nent, was destroyed by flames. The dead: Carl Mrs. Ted Watson, W. P. Raidler and an un- identified man. Among the missin" residents of the fourth and fifth, floors, was Thomas Coates, middle-western or- ganizer for the- Farmers' union. A dozen injured were in hos- pitals. Ted Watson, husband of the woman killed, and Miss Cora Broecker, are probably fatally hurt. Origin of the blaze was unde- termined, but rescued guests said it may have, been started by the careless dropping of a cigarct by a participant in a "wild party" in a fourth floor room. I HI HAL y El E Oak Bowery Leads in Percentage of Attendance OTHER CLUBS FOLLOW CLOSE Youngsters Hear In- structive Program Given Laurel was host to 500 county 4-H club boys and eirls and their parents Saturday when this .city was the mecca for the annual jour- ney of Jones county youngsters to the 4-H club rally. From the time time of registration at 9 o'clock Saturday morning at the Straii Theatre until the picture show picture show party at the theatre Saturday afternoon, the day was filled with a profrram which w.u both entertaining and instructiv; for the club members.. Oak Bowery club led the in percentage of its members at- tending the rally, rolling up th perfect score of 100 per cent, and just nosing out Shady-Grove winch had 70 of its 71 4-H members present. Powers, Union and He- bron tied at a close third with only two members absent from each. Mayor M. W. McLaurin, on be- half of the city of Laurel, official; ly welcomed the 4-H boys ar.: pirls to this city and lauded the work being accomplished l.y the dub members. Mayor McLaurin spoke after a short devotional ser- vice conducted bv'Dr. C. W. Chr' ler, pastor of the First Methodist church of Laurel. terspersed with songs and yells by. the large.meeting, Man Injured by Fall Saturday J. B. Windham is suffering from a badly injured leg as the result of a fall sustained Saturday after- noon while in pursuit of a man who fled from the city hall build- ing. Windham and J. E. Brown, chief of police, were pursuing the man when the former, wearing a pair of new shoes, spilled and fell while crossing a lawn. It is believed he tore a ligiment loose and that he will walk with a noticeable limp for some time. The accident was very painful. Chief Brown cap- tured the fleeing man. Miss Eva Nell Cark and Bryant Richards, club workers, addressed the rally on the subject of "what club work is and what it and Shady Grove club presented the popular pageant, "The Trial of the Soil Robber." Malcolm O'Neal, president of the county organization, spoke on county plans for" club work. Oak Bowery club, of which young O'Neal is a member, gave a de- monstration of a model club meet- ing. After lunch came a party at the Strand theatre, with compli ments of the'Strand management. Due to the lateness of the hour when the picture show party over, the parade which was to have been a feature of the was called off. 4 The register for the rally show- ed the following number of club members and parents present from each community: Calhoun 8; Hebron 32 members and 2 Union Consolidat- ed members; Pleasant Ridge 23 members and 6 parents; Powcu 57 members and 17 parents; Joh i- son, 57 members and 16 parents; Sweetwater, 16 members; Rainey, 25 members and 7 parents; Oak Bowery, 30 members and 5 par- ents; Whitfield, 22 members and 5 parents; Bruce, 17 members and 7 parents; Shady Grove, 70 mem- bers and G parents; Ccnterville, 21 members and 5 parents. HOT DAY AT'CAPITOL J. L. Whitfield and Buford 'Pan-Am representative r_____ from Jackson, arc in Laurel or' est April 6 on rccoid, according to Washington, April ington sweltered today in a tem- perature of 90 decrees, the warm- business. the weather bureau. New Order Effective Officials Meet Daily DEPARTMENTS TO MAKE OUT LISTS Requisitions Will Be 'Filled Out by Board Promptly Henceforth Laurel city commis- sioners will do the purchasing for the various departments of the city. Such were the instructions incorporated in a statement issued yesterday morning by Mayor Mc- Laurin, whose signature at the bottom marked the authenticity of Heretofore, various department heads have been making the regu- lar and necessary purchases, how- ever all of this will be changed. The new ruling became effective with this decision being arrived at by the members of the board. There will be daily meetings, those to be held at 10 o'clock ca-h morning. At this meeting, de- partment heads will stato indr wants and have their requisitions fnade out The purchases will be made accordingly. The lists from the departments will be presented at the meetings and the filling of them will be made by the commissioner, who will do the purchasing. Chief among the will be that the lists be made cut in time to be presented at the meetings of the commissioners. This will admit of their being .pdjn due time and there will be no-delay it isclaimed and it is be- lieved, a more satisfactory and systematic provision in way of re- quisites will be found. Lists out the day previously will bs asked b ythe commissioner? and shoul dtherc be demands daily, it will behoove the heads of the de- partments to have this in mind, in order that they have their w.vts satisfied through the prompt fil- ing of their lists at the r.-e'iilar meeting of the board. Order Given to Shoot Down Mex Rebel That Drop Bombs Over Line SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April fliers dropping bombs on Naco, Ariz., will be shot down. Authorization for the American Army on the border to take this drastic action was given after secretary of state Stimson called upon the war department to di- rect the American Military com- mander at Naco to warn the Rebels against dropping bombs on American soil and to "make it effective." Acting under these orders Brig. Gen. Frank Cocheu, Ameri- can commander at Naco, Ariz., where rebel bombs have been falling, will formally warn Gen. Fausto Topete, Rebel Commander, of the consequence of another repetition of bombing operations that during the last few days have resulted in bombs falling on the American side, resulting in the wounding of two Aemrican citizens. After this warning is formally delivered American Army Units, equipped with anti-tircraft guns, will stand ready to bring down any offending plane, regardless of its position at the time the bomb strikes American soil. Word reaching here today from Jimenez and Naco where the Federal forces of Gen. Juan Andrew Almazan defeated the Rebel Army of Gen. Gonzalo Escobar early in the week, said that the Federals are resting and bringing up supplies in prepara- tion for a fresh drive on the rebels, now concentrating in the regon of Santa Rosalia, with headquarters at Chihuahua city. The Federal Cavalry continued to deploy Noith of La Rcforma, bringing in bands of straggling rebels. There was no confirmation of a report issued by rebel head- quarters that a division of cavalry had recaptured Escalon and had cut the communications of Gen. Almazan to the south. Gen. Escolar, who fled North after the fall of Jiminez, was at Chihuahua city today. Gen. Marcelo Cavaveo, former Gover- nor of the state of Chihuahua and chief of operations in that state under the revolt, was also in Chihuahua city. Reports indicated that the chiefs are trying to reorganize their forces to meet another ad- vance of the federals, expected to start in a few days. In spite of optimistic state- ments coming form rebel head- quarters information reaching re- liable American centers indicated that the rebel cause is losing momentum. Rebel soldiers are discouraged because of repeated reverses while ammunition is running low. Gen. Escobar exhausted his munitions in defending Jimenez. The rebels have no arsenal and are depending on replenishing supplies through border smug- glers. Only comparatively small quantities can be secured in this way, it is believed, because of the watchfulness of the American government. Indications that the civilian population of Chihuahua has lost faith in the revolt was shown by reports today which told of Agrarians organizing in that state for a nattack on Juarez, across the border from El Paso. Juarez is held by a rebel garri- son. The Agrarians are said to be armed with rifles received from the United States. I F SEW SI COUNT ES Negro Drowns While Bathing Dynamite was used yesterday afternoon in Tallahala creek in an effort to cause to rise to the top of tho water the body of Reuben Coolcy. negro, 21 vears old, whi> was drowned while swimming there. Last nitrht a number of men were removing logs from the bed of the stream at this point, they believing that the body may have become lodged there. No trace of the body has been found late reports last nicht stat- ed. Cooley was warned bv com- panions not to go near the "deep as they stated, they know- ing his inability to swim. Cooley ventured too near and when it was found that he was drowning, his companions were unable to jrive assistance. While the stream has been extensively dragged with hooks attached to lines, all efforts to locate the body have thus far been of no avail. Bitter Debate Shows Two Sides Are at Outs Mrs. Carl Tcrch and Miss Agnes Tcrrh, of Columbus, are visiting i -n Laurel. BATON ROUGE, La., April The first impeachment charge against Huey P. Long, 36-year-old Louisiana governor, was voted, 58 to 40, by the house of representa- tives this afternoon after a morn- ing of bitter debate. The indictment was for attemp- ted intimidation of Charles P. Manship, publisher of the State Times and Morning Advocate of Baton Rouge. The charge dealt with an altered threat by the gov- ernor that if Mr. Manshi- did not desist from editorial onnosition to the governor's proposed action against the Standard Oil company, the governor would make public the names of "those opposing me who have relatives in the stall- insane On the .iand Mr. Ma.iship te-t-1 tified he had a brother, a World war veteran, who was an inmate of the East Louisiana in- sane asylum. Other witnesses declared Gov- ernor Long broadcast by radio the fact that Charles Manship had a brother in an asylum, after Charles had ignored the govern- or's threat. Evangelist Dailey is Going to Tell All Something The greatest Saturday night crowd was piescnt at the Daily gospel tent mcetinc last night and the service was marked by the presence of some of the ministers of the city. Some people drove ail the way from Meridian to be in tho service while many others came from all around the country. Today is expected to be a red letter day for the Dailey evange- listic party; a big service will be held in the tent at 3 o'clock and then at the evangelist has promised to-take the lid off when he takes for his subject, "Home, the modern filling station." If you have a delicate constitution it would be well for you to bring alone your smellin- salts, for vou are liable to need them and if yo-i have any asbestos suits be sure and put the mon, for there will be pep to this sermon. --------o-------- HOOVER PAYS VISIT TO .MOUNTAIN HOME Thousands Being Spent for Roses Now Means This Section to be Virtual Flower Garden Orders for roses aggregating thousands of dollars! Orders for attractive shrubbery with a like .result, and orders for fruit trees that will more than treble the cost of all rose and or- namental yafd decorations com- bined. Such is the report issuine from Jones and several adjacent coun- ties. Here is an order for special from Ohio. Another is from this state or that, and an- other variety of rose. Next comes an order for fine grapes, the "new never before seen in Mis- sissippi. Again, the persistency of flow- ers which are again ordered, and numerous other varieties of'bloom- ing plants, for 'Jones county. "Do you know that this part of Mississippi is going thing California m equal any- ave in way of beautiful flowers and yard dec orations in way of Such was the query of a man selling vines, plants of all descrip- tions, fruit trees and general shrubbery. He stated that he had been here during the summer and made the greatest sales of his ca- reer of years. The report wad so enthusiasti- cally given that further investi- gation was courted. J. E. Me- Evilly, of the State Plant Board, who has offices in the citv hall, was interrogated concerning this report. With a smile, he stated that the salesman had not told the half of it. Thereupon Mr. McEvilly flippet through his fingers, a stack of orders having been placed during the past few months, corroborat- ing the statement of the salesman. Mr. McEvilly's duty is to inspect every order for either treee or flower that comes into the state, and he admitted readily that he had more than these ord- to inspect. This is done for the purpose of preventing diseased plants or entering the state and contaminating healthy shrubbery already here. This official stated that with any kind of luck at all, and the incoming orders seemed represen- tative of healthy shrubbery, that this section would blossom forth within a year or two as never; be- fore; and the great variety V flowers, these being insitted upon by the housewife generally, when fruit trees were bought, would be much in evidence. Then Mr. McEvilly stated that with most of these plants issuing from more rigorous climates and he had every reason to believe they would be even more success- fully grown here. The State Plant Board man else stated that this wholesale shipping of flowers and fruit trees recorded, only repre- sented that shipned from states; that the entire state of Mississirini is provided with flow- er growers and nurseries produc- ing both flowers of fruit trees, of which he takes no record. These added to the great ship- ments, ho claimed, would surely bring this section of the state into a "flowery a very few years. He also added that with hi) inspections, he had not found it necessary to reject any of them, that they were all healthy and some of them repre- sented some of the most rare flowers as well as ornamental trees and fruit-bearing trees to be found on the calendar. '.'Mississippi can grow he said, "and the manner in which they have been cominjr into the state during the past year nould indicate that there will not only be flowers, but a period of fruit Washington, April refreshed after his outing in the mountains of Virginia, President Hoover returned to Washington tonight and immediately took Up the affairs of office where he left them yesterday. His first intention was given to tho Mexican situation and he call cd for the latest report.'. He plans to return to his mountain resort next Saturday. Storm Period is Now Predicted For This State CHICAGO, April ture reached 84 degrees in Chica- go to.lay, a record. A cold wave and storm was sweeping eastward from the Rocky mountains. At Helena, Mont., the temperature was only 8 above zerj and from six to eicht inches of snow had fallen in Utah and other western stales. Tho heat is expected to lircak up in a series of storms of violence. As the cold advances eastward {tornadoes small nroportions are growing that is unprecedented. know, for I inspect them all and I I being generated and it is feared find that my wotk has become I these storms will increase in in- at to keep me nt when the "-old renchf the times, and I also mran much of intense heat of the Missouri and War Activities Along Border are Decided Now REBEL GENERALS IN PISTOL DUEL Threaten Americans in Mexico if Rebels Lose MEXICO CITY, April News of a pistol duel between rebel commanders. Generals Jose Gonzalo Escobar and Valle has been received here The result is not known at this time. The duel is said to have been fought after the rebel rout at La Forma on Wednesday. It is believed that several cause! may have contributed to this personal encounter, since it if known that General Escobar had been absent from the field for some time, one report hav- ing it that he returned from the United States just in time to take charge of the command before the big battle there which termniated so disastrous- ly for the rebels. This battle with the federal forces resulted in the territory for a distance of ten miles be- ing evacuated by the rebels and the losing fight, following a series of additional successive and is believed to have led up to the duel. that supply of patrons' with it. the m'cht, in order to keep Mississippi valley Lfllces regions. and J SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Apr. 6. fighting planes, 12 from Fort Crockett, Galvcston, and six from Dodd Field, Fort Sam Houston, were roaring thru clear skies late today for Naco, Ariz. Heavy fighting at Naco, Mexi- co, just across the border from the Arizona town of the same name, was reported. During the morning an Ameri- can border pstrol of Troop E, 10th cavalry, opened a fire on smug- glers trying to carry bombs to the Mexican rebels. The smugglers returned the fire. A negro troop- er was wounded. The smugglers had secvnty-five bombs in sacks cached along the Southern Pacific railroad tracks. Sonora hurled back a terrific assault launched by Mexican reb- els under Gen. Fausto Topete toda Four Americans were wounded by bullets falling on the American The engagement started at 3 o'clock in the morning and firing did not until 2 o'clock this aftcrnon. At that hour the fed- erals were still in their trenches and the rebels had withdrawn from their front positions. EL PASO, Tex., Apr. Mexican rebel forces, desperate because of their plight in the face of advancing federal armies, hurl- ed themselves against the Ameri- can border today. While bullets and bombs were falling on American soil at Naco, Ariz., rebel agents scattered along the border plotted with gun run- ners to deliver airplanes and am- munition. American army units along the border swung into actual war ac- tivities. Patrols were established and airplanes brought up from the eighth area headquarters at ban Antonio. The attitude of American rebel sympathizers and Mexican refu- gees that have found a haven on the American side since previous Mexican outbreaks worried the American authorities. At rebel headquarters in Juarez inflammatory charges were being made against the American gov- ernment because of its refusal t'i recognize the rebel movement. Veiled threats were made by rebel leaders who claimed that if the revolt fails the rebel forces will break up into small bands and carry on Gjerilla warfare. said one, "we will not be responsible for what may hap- pen to the American'." Outrages against American lives and property b- Mexican rebel, such as the shooting of an American cavalryman today, and firing on American troops from across the border, provoked un- qualified resentment in the state and war departments. In American circles tonight there was information that rxrta Continued on pace eight KWSPAPLRl iWSPAPLRl   

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