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Leader Call (Newspaper) - March 10, 1934, Laurel, Mississippi VWf DO OUR PART Weather Report Pair; told wave in southeast: 20 to 24 in south portion tonight; Sunday fair, some warmer. VOL. XXXIV-No. 120. FINAL EDITION Today* News Today we DO OUR PART DAILT SINCE 1911 LAUREL, MISS., SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 1934. MEMBER A. P.-U. P.-N. E. A.-S. N. F. A. Lanrel Daily Argus - Jones County Times Laurel Chronicle-Daily Leader-Morning Call ROOSEVELT CURTAILS ARMY AIR MAIL SERVICE MOUNTING DEATH TOLL IN ARMY AIR MAIL RANKS BRINGS TENSE FIGHT IN CONGRESS ON POLICY Friends and Foes of Administration Plans on Air Mail Bitter; Lindbergh is in Washington. (By Associated Press) Friends and foes of the Roosevelt administration's air mail policy squared off for a fight in Congress today amid an atmosphere made tense by a growing list of deaths among army mail fliers. Two more army men perished last night at Cheyenne, Wyo., when a plane in which they were making TWO MORE AIR MEN OF ARMY DIE IN CRASH Ninth and Tenth Victims Since Army Took Over Air Mail Recorded in Wyoming Last Night. (By Associated Press) CHEYENNE, Wyo.. March 10. - Two more army mailmen are dead and another fighting plane, turned mail-carrier, lies wrecked, marking the tragic climax of a veritable . "Black Friday" for the army airmail. When the plane plunged from the skies last night, buried its nose in the earth and burst into fire, it marked the third fatal crash of an �� army mail plane during the day, with four deaths, bringing the total fatalities to ten since the army took over the airmail. The army officers killed in last 'jjjj^ nlghWS crash were "Lieutenant Arthur R. Kerwin, Jr., ' of March Field, Calif. Lieutenant Frank L. Howard, Barksdale Field, Shreveport, La. The plane carried no mall, the flight being merely a practice one. The take-off from the field hero was perfect. Once in the air, Lieut. Howard, who was at the controls, circled the plane above the city and then pointed the ship west for Salt Lake City. Develops Motor Trouble Witnesses say motor trouble apparently developed, for several said they noticed that the engine was "missing" and sputtering badly. As the plane reached a position over. the outskirts of the city, it plunged down suddenly, nose first, into the ground. Fire broke out at once, and the plane was quickly consumed. The two army men, who had been assigned to the army's air mail service between Cheyenne and Salt (Continued on Page, Three) Fair and Warm Then Rain New Weather Edict (By Associated Press) Weather outlook for the period March 12 to 17, inclusive: Central and East Gulf states: Fair Mid warmer in first part, probably ruin in middle or latter part of week with temperature near or somewhat above normal. Southern Plains and West Gulf states: Generally fair in first part, probably rain in middle or latter part of week. Temperatur. near or above normal. --o--- One Killed and Four are Hurt as Car Wrecks a trial run crashed in flames, Two had died earlier yesterday in crashes near Daytona Beach, Fla., and Chardon. O. Death Record Ten All told, ten army fliers have been killed since the Post Office Department cancelled private mail carrying contracts on charges of collusion and the army was directed to take the job. Of the Lcn, only three actually were carrying mails. Six were on errands connected with the mail service and one perished on a visit to his home before taking up an air mail assignment. President Roosevelt's request that postal funds be transferred to the War Department to finance the army mail service was due for debate in the Senate today. Bitterness among foes of the administration's policy promised acrid debate. An outburst in the House yesterday was averted only when Democratic leaders brought about a quick adjournment. Chairman McKellar of the Senate post office committee has introduced legislation to put the air mail back into private hands. This was in line with the president's suggestion that the mail be turned back to companies on a drastically revised basis of "honest pay for honest service." Lindbergh In Capital There was much interest today in the presence of Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., in the national capital. The famous airman, who recently criticized the contract cancellation and drew a White House rebuke for making his letter public before the president read it, flew here yesterday. It was thought possible he might confer with President Roosevelt or Secretary Dern of the War Department. The fliers killed last night, Lieuts. A. R. Kerwin of March Field, Calif., and F. L. Howard of Shreveport, La., were seeking to familiarize themselves with the Cheyenne-Salt Lake City route when the plane plunged in the darkness. DILLINGER IN GUN FIGHT IN CHICAGO AREA (By Associated Press) HUNTSVILLL, Ala., March 10 - Fred Gooch, 30, of Price, Ala., an ^engineer, was killed and four perms were injured when their automobile went into a ditch near Gur-ley, Ala. J. O. Dean, of Killian, Ala., and * Henry Mangrum, of Tuscumbia, Ala., also engineers, were seriously hurt, and two passengers in the car, Miss T. G. Koontz of Briceville, Tenn., and Elmor; Bryant, of Florence, Ala., were injured also, Rescuers were forced to break the glass from the car doors before extricating the occupants. Battles Police Chief of Suburban Schiller Park and Escapes; Believed Hiding in Wisconsin. (By Associated Press) CHICAGO, March 10-A sensational gunfight in which the police believe John Dillingery^kill-crazy" jail breaker, was the chief gunner, sent investigators on an intensified hunt for the slippery desperado today. The fight rjecurred late last night in suburban Schiller park between gunmen and Police Chief Robert Christian, whose car was completely disabled by gunfire. The men, whose leader was identified by James Gaskin, a chauffeur, as Dillinger, escaped. They are believed to have gone to a hideout in Wisconsin. Chief Christian had pursued two speeding sedans. As he drew up to within ten feet of the larger of the two, a gun was thrust through the rear window. Shots splattered all around the chief, but he was unhurt. He returned the fire, but without apparent effect, and the two cars sped away. Recognized Dillinger One of the machines was believed to have been the same one stolen earlier in the night from Mrs. Herman Stern, by whom Gaskin is employed. Gaskin told police that three or four men in another car kidnaped him, stole Mrs. Stern's car, took him along with them and then forced him out, roaring away to safety. From pictures he said he (Continued on Page Three) -o- ANGORA CATS FURNISH FUR (By Associated Press) WOLF CREEK, Wis.-A new fur raising industry is being developed by Melvin and Orr Brenzier, Wolf Creek brothers. They are raising long-haired Angora cats and have found a profitable market. -------Q.---_---- ll-I'OUND TURNIP GROWN =5* PROGRAM OF AID FOR RURAL FAMILIES OF SOUTH NOW ON RELIEF WILL BE DISCUSSED (By Associated Press) THIBODAUX, La. - Sam Mar-callo, farmer living three miles from here on the banks of Bayou Lafourche, grew an 11-pound turnip without the use of fertilizer. WASHINGTON, March 10.-A program to aid rural f- milies of the South now on relief to become more self-sustaining will be inaugurated March 12-13 at a conference in Atlanta between Harry Hopkins, relief administrator and federal relief officers from 12 southerr states. The announcement of the meeting was made hy the relief administration. As the demobilization of civil works in 'he South is finished the program will become effective and it will be fashioned to give continuity to the cooperative measures of the federal government and states to relieve distress. - - � M _V In the recent statement of President Roosevelt on the administration policy for dealing with distress and unemployment, the relief of distressed rural families was one of the three phases listed. The other two were relief of families comprising stranded populations In single-industry towns and the relief of unemployed in cities. Agricultural and relief executives who will attend the Atlanta meeting will come from Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Virginia. TROOPS GUARD ALABAMA COAL MINING AREAS OPPOSITION TO ROAD LOAN VETO DEVELOPS IN STATE AS S0L0NS MAKE PLANS OVERRIDE CONNER Walthall Supervisors Endorse Highway D^art-rnent's Effort as Does Greenville C. of C. (By Associated Press) ' JACKSON, Miss., March 10.-As Mississippi legislators left today to inspect a PWA-financed project on the gulf coast, lines were being drawn for an attempt next week to over-ride Governor Conner's threatened veto of the bill for a Public Works Administration loan of .$7,-500,000 and grant of $2,500,000 to finance a $10,000,000 "better roads" program for the state. Governor Conner made the trip with the solons, announcing that he expects to read his veto message to a joint assembly next Wednesday. Opposition To Veto. Meantime, however, from scattered sections of the state came opposition to the governor's intended veto and to action of a meeting of county officials here Thursday, when a resolution upholding the governor's veto and his gas-tax-diversion program was approved. Opponents of the bill, including the governor, have announced as the basis of their opposition to the measure the issuance of additional state bonds "for any purpose" at the present time. To the contention of proponents that the bonds would be repaid only from proceeds from one cent of the six-cent gasoline tax, members of the opposition in the legislature have contended that the "full faith and credit of the state" would still be behind the bonds. Walthall Heard From. Walthall county supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution denouncing the action of the Thursday conference, while at Greenville the Washington county Chamber of Commerce sent resolutions to its delegates in the legislature urging them to vote to over-ride the veto. The chamber also sent a message to Governor Conner urging him to sign the bill. Word of these eruptions reached the solons as they journeyed southward to inspect the new Gulfport port project, and to spend the weekend as guests of the City of Gulf-port, thankful for passage by the legislature of an act allowing Harrison county to retain two mills of the state's eight mill ad valorem tax to pay off bonds sold to finance Flapper Fanny Says beg. u. s. pat. orr. A man's ardoi' is often cooled by a hot-headed girl. the giant port project. Resolution Adopted. Resolutions passed by the Walthall county board, signed by W. K. Ginn, president, and Supervisors John M. Foil, S. L. Moore, W. B. Brock and L. V. Magee, witnessed by S. E. Ginn. clerk, are as follows: "Whereas at a state-wide meeting of county officers held in Jackson March 8, 1934, there was rushed with unheard audacity a resolution endorsing diversion of one cent of the gasoline tax and opposing the proposed $7,500,000 PWA road construction program. "Whereas the proceeding followed is obnoxious to Walthall county. "Therefore, be it resolved that we go on record as condemning such tactics as followed by the president of the Board of Supervisors' Association. "Be it further resolved that we favor the proposed PWA loan and oppose diversion of any part of the gasoline tax for any purpose other than road construction and maintenance." STATE SOLONS OFF TO COAST FOR WEEK-END Two-Year Moratorium on Mortgage Foreclosures is One of Last Acts Yesterday in the Senate. (By Associated Press) JACKSON, Miss., March 10.-Instead of the usual week-end trip home, the Mississippi legislators today journeyed by special train with their wives to the coast to enjoy the sea breezes, a banquet, dance and general entertainment before returning to the capital Monday for their windup weeks of the biennial session. Arriving at Gulfport in mid-afternoon, according to the schedule, the legislators will inspect the harbor facilities and be entertained tonight with a banquet and dance as guests of the city. Tomorrow they will tour the coast section from Pascagoula to Bay St. Louis in a continuous reception along the beautiful paved coast boulevard. Face Work Next Week. Returning to Jackson next week the solons will find a fight over liquor bills, the governor's veto for the proposed $10,000,000 PWA loan and grant for highways and more appropriations bills to be passed to make up the $23,000,000 two-year budget. The House has made good progress on the budget outlay and the Senate is ready to act. One of the last acts of the week in the upper house was passing of an emergency measure which provided a two-year moratorium on mortgage foreclosures. After sending the approved May (Continued on Page Three) W. T. Johnson is Critically 111 in Shady Grove W. T. Johnson, aged and loved citizen of Shady Grove community, suffered a stroke of paralysis at his home here Friday morning. Many friends and relatives are very much alarmed over his condition. Reports from his bedside Saturday morning are that he is slightly improved. Airplanes Fly Over District but All Reported Quiet; Citizens to Ask Troops be Moved. (By Associated Press) BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 10.- National guard troops and airplanes patrolled troubled Walker county's hills today as citizens of the district circulated a petition to Gov. B. M. Miller asking removal of the soldiers sent to preserve order In Alabama's mine strike, and denying their sheriff's statement that troops were needed to prevent bloodshed. Meanwhile, executives of the United Mine Workers of America here continued efforts to reach an agreement with mine operators in order that the estimated 0,500 men in 34 shafts might return to their tasks. Reports Everything Quiet Brigadier General John C. Persons, commanding officer of the Alabama National Guard, was to report "everything quiet" to the governor at Montgomery today, following an inspection tour oi the Walker county area last night. Three companies of the 167th Infantry, numbering 249 men and 22 officers, arc on duty in the Walker county strike area, stationed at half a dozen mine villages. Two planes of the 106th Observation Squadron, equipped with flares for lighting the scenes of any possible night disturbance, flew over the district yes-terday( but found nothing alarming to report other than a march on Aldridgc mine, which terminated in talk. Demand "Check Off" Mine leaders in the various strike areas, northwest, southwest, and southeast of Birmingham, continued firm in their statements that miners would not return to work until the "check off" had been installed. They were ordered back on the job not later than Monday by the Division Three labor board, but that decision has been appealed to Washington by William Mitch, member of the board and district president of the United Mine Workers of America. A summary of miners on strike today by the Alabama Mining Institute placed the number at 8,0C5 in 34 mines, with strikers in wagon mines and in mines only partially affected not estimated. Frank Hayes, International representative of the Umwa, here in an advisory capacity to Mitch, today joined Governor Miller In suggesting all mines be closed clown temporarily in order to avoid the possibility of serious outbreaks. -o- Stin ortant matters. The session Is to be a strictly business meeting. Commander Albert Easterling of the local D. A. V. organization states that this is the beginning of a movement that is to cover the state. He states that the combining of the veterans into one organization so that the work may be better accomplished is the main object of the session here Monday. The next meeting scheduled is in Hat-tiesburg where a similar movement will be undertaken. Secretary of War Dern Sends for Most Famous Flier to Give Views on Aviation Questions. (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, March ll).-T)ie administration today sought the view of Charles A. Lindbergh on the entire army aviation question. The flier accepted an invitation from Secretary Dern to confer nl the lntter's office in mid-mornin','. "I desire to have as accurate firsthand Information on all aviation . questions as possible," the cabinet member told reporters before the meeting, "and so I requested Col. Lindbergh to come to Washington and give me the benefit of his long experience in aviation. "I consider him one of the greatest living aeronautical authorities and I know that he will he able to give us a great amount of Information on many pertinent questions we are now considering." Asked whether Lindbergh's visit had any connection with mnil, Dern replied: "Colonel Lindbergh and f will rlis-cu: the army'.u carrying of the air mail in this emergency but, his vis-It, is not primarily in that connection." As to whether Lindbergh's- talk would have any effect on the organization of the army air mall, he said he did not think it would be responsible for any immediate changes. Secretary Dern wa.s asked by n wspapcrrnen if Lindbergh would visit the White House; and replied: "I shall take him to see the president if he asks me." The impression prevailed that Lindbergh would visit the White House later in the day. NEW FACTORY EFFORT BEING PUSHED HERE Early History of Plant Recalled; Subscription List ing Published. 7 upelo Stock Is Be- In connection with Laurel's effort to locate a garment factory hcio that will employ one hundred women and girls of Laurel, it is interesting to recall the history oi the garment factory in Tupelo, Miss., now one of the largest in the country. Ten years ago the Reed brothers started with $5,000, with which i!:e\ purchased twenty-five machines. The plant has been increased m.<;i-dily until it is second to none in the United States. The fjirls employed now number 1,540 and the output is 350,000 dozens of shirts annually. The Tupelo plant has paid dividends consistently and the past year, 1933, was the best In its history. The proposition offered Laurel is considerably better than was the Tupelo project when it first started. The goal of $10,000 in subscriptions to preferred stock for the Laurel plant has not been reached but efforts are being continued with the hope of putting the factory "over the top" the first of next week. Those who have contributed by stock purchases include the append- (Continued �n Page Seven)
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