Leader Call, March 30, 1934

Leader Call

March 30, 1934

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Leader Call (Newspaper) - March 30, 1934, Laurel, Mississippi NR A WF DO OUR PART Weather Report Partly cloudy: warmer in south tonight; Saturday cloudy: showers and colder in west and north. FINAL EDITION Todays News Today Wt DO OU� PART VOL. XXXIV.-No. 137. DA1LI SINCE 1911 LAUREL, MISS., FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1934. ,____. I-anrel Daily Argns - Jones County Times �MEMBER A. P.-U. I\-N. E. A.-S. N. P. A. , anrp, (;nrnniclc-Daily Leader-Morning Call TURKISH GOVERNMENT HOLDS INSULL FOR U. insull finds end of trail in turk port Fugitive Former Utilities Magnate Stops at Istanbul for Supplies and is Taken Into Custody. (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, March 30.- The Turkish government Informed the state department today that it would arrest and detain Samuel Instill for extradition proceedings. By PBISCILLA RING Associated Press Foreign Staff ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 30.- Indications today were that Samuel Insull had finally been collared by the United States government, after a long and exciting chase. Though Turkish officials had not yet announced his actual arrest, the steel arm of the strong Kemallst ,. regime blocked the passage of the .steamer Maiotis opposite the mouth of the famous Golden Horn and held the ship's lone passenger a virtual prisoner while the government awaited the receipt of document from Washington. Formal Arrest Soon. Formal steps toward his actual arrest are to be taken any moment, it. was indicated, as soon as the necessary papers are in order. The history of Turkey under Mu-stapha Kemal led foreign circles to believe that there is unlikely to be any such delay in the handling of the Insull case here as occurred in Greece. Negotiations between Akhara officials and American Minister Skinner are expected to write finis to the strange odyssey of the man who Is wanted in Chicago on charges of \ smbezalement and larceny in connection with the collapse of the utility empire he once ruled. Sails Into Trap. The fugitive from American jus-ilce virtually sailed Into a trap vlthout thinking, apparently, of the ;ustomary rapid-fire action of mod-5rn Turkish officials. "The mystery man of the Medi-lerranean" was reported still trying to evade arrest and he was said to >e constantly wirelessing his lawy-srs in London for advice. At Ankara last night a lengthy lession of the cabinet was held and ;he Insull case was discussed thor-aughly. A meeting of the Turkish national council was called for tomorrow. Reports were current it might be asked to ratify an extradi-;ion treaty with the United States. Robert P. Skinner, American ambassador, said he had asked Turkey to sieze the 74-year-old fugitive, who Is aboard his chartered vessel, the Maiotis, here. A decision by the cabinet was expected hourly. Prisoner Again .Although no official announce-' went has been made, it vas indicated that Insull now to all practical purposes, is a prisoner. Police apparently will not allow the Maiotis to leave until the prob-i tern of the government's attitude has been disposed of. Thus the Chicagoan, in his mysterious cruise in the Mediterranean ind Aegean, seas to escapi return to America, possibly will meet a worse [ate than he did in Greece. While the cabinet was in session at the capitol through the long hours of the night, Ins 11 remained (continued on Page Three) -o- DOZEN RURAL SCHOOLS WILL PARTICIPATE IN BIG TRACK MEET AT STADIUM TONIGHT Feeling the spirit of action brought on by the beautiful spring weather prevailing during the past few days, the track squads of 10 or 12 of the county schools are in great shape for the third Jones county relays that are to be held at the Municipal E�adium tonight beginning promptly at 7:30. Seven schools had sent their entries to C. B. Cameron, chairman of the relay meet, iate Thursday afternoon with at least five more expected to enter teams at the field tonight. Laurel Junior high, Ellis-ville Junior high, Calhoun, Summer-land, Shady Grove, Pleasant Ridge and Myrick had named their boys and girls to be entered. Each one of these schools and others had also sent for tickets for their students and parent:, for the match. With the advance sale of tickets in Laurel together with all the county folk a large crowd is expected. Every effort is Being made to create a spirit of friendly rivalry between the schools in the cinder sport and bring them intt Laurel. The events included on the program tonight will provide opportunity for every school to have a fair chance in the competition. Running races include dashes, sprints and distance together with relays of all kinds. Field events are entered featuring shot put and polr. vault. The track is in good condition and everything is all set for a real meet beginning at 7:30 tonight. memphis and jackson back on air mail Two New Routes Announced by Postoffice Department Making Seventeen Now Planned. IS U. S. Steel Raisin"; Waws Ten Per Cent BUSINESS CONTINUES FORWARD STRIDES mm SIXTH FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICT SAYS BANK Plot to Kill Lindbergh is Now Related (By Associated Press) NEW YORK, March 30.- A purported plot to cause strained relations between the United States and France by slaying Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh at the conclusion of his flight across the Atlantic ocean is related in a book by George Du Parcq, published this week and titled "crime reporter." Du Paroq, a Paris police reporter, writes that the surete of Paris received a tip the day after Lindbergh landed. The American embassy was warned, he said, and a cordon of , secret service men was thrown about the embassy building. Two days later, the author relates, two men were arrested, a French apache and an alleged Russian anarchist. The apache is said by Pu Parcq to have confessed that he agreed, for a sum of 10,000 francs, to snipe the flier from the roof of the embassy with a specially contracted atrgun. February Ahead of January and is Far Beyond Year Ago in Most Lines is Report from Atlanta. (By Assocated Press) ATLANTA, March 30-Business throughout the sixth federal reserve district continued its forward strides in February. The report of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta for the district, released today, said available statistics ind'eate improvement over January in the volume of retail trade, in textile activity and employment. While noting that there were declines during the month in building permits and in contracts awarded for building and construction projects, the bank said all figures showed increases over February,^ 1933, "some of them very large increases." The six states located wholly or partly in the sixth district are Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Retail Sales Greater. February sales by 61 reporting department stores in the district on a daily average basis were 17.4 per cent greater than in January and 34.3 per cent greater than in February, 1933. The bank reported that after a non-seasonal increase of 10 per cent from December to January, wholesale trade declined 7.1 per cent in February but was 65.3 per roosevelt to visit nassau during cruise President Has Good Luck Fishing and is Enjoying Complete Relaxation Near Bahamas. (By Associated Press) MIAMI, Fla,, March 30. - Sailing the warm blue waters of the Bahamas in absolute relaxation, President Roosevelt neared Nassau early today for a brief visit. He planned to stop in this capital of the British Bahamas but the schedule called for a departure by noon. The first full day out at sea yesterday brought "good fishing" for the president but the details of the catch were lacking. Vincent Astor owner of the yacht Nourmahal and host to Mr. Roosevelt, reported last night to Marvin H. Mclntyre, a secretary to the president established lat headquarters in the Miami Bilt-piore Hotel here: ! "Now under way for Nassau after Good fishing day. Leaving about noon." Once before since taking office, Mr. Roosevelt entered British territory, stopping for a day at Campo Bello Island last summer just over the Canadian border. His brief visit today at Nassau is not regarded as having any particular significance from a government standpoint. -o- BIRD LIFE IN SEATTLE (By Associated Press) SEATTLE.-A wild Chinese pheas ant, beautifully marked, swoopsd down out of the sky and began gob bling cabbages, onions and lettuce in the stalls of the public market, in the heart of the city. It was cap hired, and will be turned over to a zoo. cent greater than a year ago. Bank debits declined considerably less than usual from January to February and were 15.6 per cent greater than in February last year. Building permits issued at 20 reporting cities and contracts awarded in the district declined from January to February but permits were nearly three times as large as in February last year. Contract awards were about three and one-half times as large in February this year as in February. 1933. Consume More Cotton.  The daily average consumption of cotton increased 2.6 per cent in this district from January to February and was 9.5 per cent greater than a year ago. The daily average production of pig iron in Alabama increased 7.4 per cent in February over January and was nearly four times that of February last year. Coal production in Alabama and (Continued on Page Three) COLUMBUSls SEEKINCS AERO training POST (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, March 30.-Addition of two new air mall routes was announced today by the post office department. One runs from Chicago to New Orleans by Peoria, Springfield, 111., St. Louis, Memphis and Jackson, Miss.-approximately 920 miles. The other runs from Cheyenne, Wyo., to Pueblo, Colo., by Denver, Colorado Springs, approximately 201 miles. They will be submitted later in the day to private companies for bidding. This brings the number proposed by the department to 17. Specifications will be announced shortly and the bids are to be returnable within 15 days. The bidder will be required to take over the mail within 30 days after the 15-day period has expired. This is a part of the government's plan to return airmail transportation to private companies. Specifications Announced Specifications for the air mail routes were made public later by the postoffice department. For bidding purposes ' .e 17 routes were divided into 21. Specifications for each of the routes contained the provision that the minimum speed be 110 miles an hour. Rates of pay were fixed at (Continued on Page Seven) PASSES FF power to president iBy Associated Press) NEW YORK. March 30.- The United States Steel Corporation announced today that its various manufacturing companies, after meeting with employes' representative groups, had agreed upon an advance of approximately 10 per cent in wages. In addition, the announcement said, all the lesser salaried employes will get a similar pay rise. Five-Million-Dollar Establishment for Technical Training to be Located the South. in (By Associated Press) . COLUMBUS, Miss., March 30.-A board of army air corps officials investigating possible sites for a $5,000,000 air technical training school, was busy today inspecting locations near here. The school will be located in one of 11 cities in Mississippi, Alabama, |Florida, Georgia and Louisiana. Co lumbus is seeking the school in (Mississippi and Shreveport has put lin a bid in Louisiana. The officers, who were guests at a banquet last night, will later make recommendations to the war department. 1 The board is headed by Lieut.-Col. arton K. Yount, commanding offi-er at Boiling Field, Washington ther members of the board are: aj. Herbert D. Dargue, post oper-tions officer at Langley Field, Va.; tfaj. Edwin B. Lyon, of the general ir corps staff, and Capt. Otto G. 'runk, chief of the buildings and grounds section of the air service. -o- In Washington (By Associated Press) The House agriculture committee today approved the revised Jones Costigan sugar control bill. The measure is scheduled to be brought up for House action Monday under procedure barring amendments. It fixes a quota of 1,550,000 tons for the domestic sugar beet industry and an allotment of 260,000 for the cane sugar industry on the contl nent. The federal trade commission re ceived testimony today from A. M. McDermott, a commission examiner that bribery figured in the sale of the Paris, Tenn., municipal power company to the Kentucky-Tennessee Light and Power Company, an associated gas and electric company subsidiary. The Public Works Administration (has allotted a loan and grant of (Continued or Page Nine) General Electric Acts NEW YORK, March 30.-Gerard Swopc, president of the General Electric company, announced today that, effective \pril 1, all full-time salaries of $2,>100 or lens and all hourly rates of pay will be increased ten per cent. s0tt0n bases control bill much altered Senate is Expected Pass Bill Virtuallv Unchanged After Old-Fashioned Tariff Arguments. By D. HAROLD OLIVER WASHINGTON, March 30- (AP) -After a round of good old-fashioned tariff debate the Senate is expected to pass President Roosevelt's reciprocal tariff bill virtually "as is." That was the prediction today of both Democratic and Republican leaders as they surveyed the measure passed along to them yesterday by the House. Although the bill will probably re main in committee for more thart a week, its appearance on the floor will end with a bang the four years of surcease from general tariff debate since Congress built the high est tariff wall in history during the Hoover administration. After several days of comparatively listless argument, split distinctly along party lines, the Roosevelt-approved proposal passed the House yesterday, 272 to 111. It was first amended, however, to limit its life to three years and to prevent any reductions of foreign debts. It would authorize the president to negotiate tariff-reduction agree ments with foreign nations without submitting them to the Senate for approval as is required with other treaties. It also empowers the president to change tariff rates 50 per cent up or down without recommendation from the tariff commission as is now the law. -o- Columbia Youth Joins Consular Service of U. S. to Amendments in Senate be Ironed Out in Con fereces with House Coming Week. in By CECIL B. DICKSON WASHINGTON, March 30.-m- House advocates of the controverted Bankhead compulsory cotton control bill declared themselves frank- I ly puzzled today over how to save the legslation so radically rewritten by the Senate. 'It doesn't look like the same baby we sent to the Senate," remarked Chairman Jones (D., Tex.) of the House agriculture committee. Its clothes are pretty badly torn, but maybe we can fix it up in conference." Members of the agriculture committee immediately began studying the Senate amendments preparatory to seeking a conference between the two branches next week. Revised In Senate As passed by the Senate yesterday, 46 to 39, the measure levies a 75 per cent tax upon the value of all cotton ginned In excess of ten million bales in the coming crop year, but it was loaded with so many amendments that some of its advocates claimed it was unenforceable. Senator Bankhead (D., Ala.), coauthor with his brother in the House, expressed the belief the conferees would work out a bill that would accomplish the original purpose of restricting production to stimulate prices and cut down the big carry-over that has been depressing quotations. Representative Byrns of Tennessee, Democratic House leader, said nothing would be done until next week when Representative Bank-head (D., Ala.) returned to consider the matter. As was the case in the House, a number of senators who voted for it expressed doubt about its consti tutionallty. The Senate cut the life of the bill from two years to one; exempted six bales to each grower from the tax, which would be levied at the gin instead of when sold as stipu lated in the 50 per cent tax imposed by the House. The period on which the allotments to states are to be based was extended from five to ten years, and the penalty for violation was cut from a maximum fine of $1,000 and a year's imprisonment to a $100 fine. (By Associated Press) Developments in I he national Industrial situation: Hugh .S. Johnson, national recovery administrator, requested all code authorities in the consumer goods and service industries niu". the durable goods industry to inform him by April 4 whether they can "meet the president's request" to reduce hours ten per cent without a weekly pay cut. The general Appalachian coal conference ratified the recommendation of a .subcommittee of miners and operators for a five-dollar, seven-hour day, affecting more than 300,000 miners. AnnouncemeiiuS by nearly a dozen companies brought the number of steel workers affected by a promised ten per cent wage increase April 1 to a total of more than 225,000 in an industry employing between 300,-000 and 400,000 men. The E. G. Budd Manufacturing company of Philadelphia settled a controversy with employes over formation of a company union and agreed that for 90 days, one of every two men hired will be taken from the ranks of the strikers. Negotiations for settlement of a strike at a Camden, N. J., shipyard by the NRA industrial relations board awaited only acceptance by the board of a representative of Independent labor. Operators of big fleets of taxicabs in New York announced that a strike was ended so far as they were concerned and 76 per cent of their cabs v:crc back on the street. After a full day's session at Detroit, the automobile labor board asked for patience by all interested parties saying "there is < cry evidence of the desire of all elements in the Industry to cooperate." twoIeaTand many hurt in hotel blaze legislature definitely sets next wednesday, april 4, as day of sine die adjournment Both Houses Take Formal Action After Appeal of Governor for That Date; Liquor Bill in Senate. dly Associated Press) JACKSON, Miss., March 30.-The regular 10:14 session of the Mississippi legislature will end next Wednesday at 0 p. in. The sine die adjournment date was definitely fixed today when both Mouse and Senate adopted a concurrent resolution setting the April 4th date. Under a resolution previously adopted by the two houses but held conner seeks power to act if cash fails Governor Asks Legislature for Right to Issue Short - Term Notes to Meet Deficit. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS (By Associated Press) COLUMBIA, Miss., March 30. - James Lampton Berry, 25 years old, of Columbia, will sail from New York Saturday for Durban, Natal, Union of South Africa, where he will enter service with the American consulate. Mr. Berry is a son of Mr. and Mrs, M. R. Berry and a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lampton of Columbia. He did preparatory work with Webb school at Bell Buckle, Tenn., received a bachelor's degree at Ole Miss and the M. A. degree at the University of Illinois, 1931-'32, where he specialized in international, law and relations. He completed work for the Ph. D. degree at Yale In January. BED. V. 3. PAT. Off. Flames Sweep Longview, Texas, Hostelry, and Guests Leap from Windows to Escape Fire. (By Associated Press) LONGVIEW, Tex., March 30.-At least two persons were killed and 21 injured, 11 of them seriously here early today when fire razed the $250,000 Longview Hotel. D. F. Stafford, Dallas, was killed when he jumped from a third-floor window and struck the pavement head first. Search of the ruins resulted in the discovery of a charred body. The fire broke out at midnight after most of the guests had retired and in a short time swept the three-story structure. Making desperate efforts to escape the flames, many persons leaped from windows. An unidentified man was killed when he jumped from a third-floor window and struck the pavement head first. It was feared that some of the guests might have been trapped in their rooms. Firemen said they thought two men might have lost their lives in a third floor room. A woman dropped her baby from a third floor window in a frantic effort to save its life. The baby landed on a second floor awning, from wliich it was rescued by a fireman. A number of persons suffered broken bones in jumping out of windows. Cause of the fire had not been determined and firemen could not learn from what part of the building it stalled. Guests who escaped said their first intimation of danger came when flames burst into their rooms. All available ambulances were pressed into .service to carry the injured to hospitals. Among those taken to hospitals, was H. Koester, a St. Louis electrical company representative, who received a broken leg and burns on the face and head. ---o- LO, A PHILANTHROPIST! (By Associated Press) JACKSON, Miss., March 30. - Governor Bennett Conner today asked the legislature to provide an additional safeguard" to Mississippi's credit by authorizing the state bond commission to issue short term notes not to exceed any differences that may develop between appropriations and anticipated revenues during the bicnnlum. In a special message to both houses of the general assembly the chief executive requested immediate enactment of a bill similar to an cmcrgoncy act passed in 1922, which he said "operated to the full satisfaction of the legislature and of the people of the state." Coupled with his request that authority be granted the bond commission to issue short term notes was a recommendation that an ad-(Contlnued on Page Nine) house liquor bill enacted by huge vote in the lower chamber on a motion to reconsider, the solons had agreed to quit work tomorrow night. Appeal From Governor. Governor Sennett Conner sent word through his supporters that adjournment tomorrow would likely leave the budget unbalanced and suggested the legislature continue In session until the middle of next week. Following his recommendation the House yesterday adopted the April 4th resolution with a provision that no bills introduced after recess last, night be considered. The Senate agreed to the new date when the resolution was called up this morning, but added an amendment permitting consideration of revenue, appropriation and local and private measures introduced any time before adjournment. The House accepted the amendment and the date for terminating the 13-week old session was definitely settled. Liquor Bill In Senate. After approving the adjournment resolution the Senate was informed by Senator W. B. Roberts, Rose-dale, that he would call up at 3 p. m. today the compromise liquor bill passed late yesterday by the House. In announcing his intention to call up the liquor bill Senator Roberts said he was serving notice In order that all members of the Senate could make plans to he present. Senator Roberts was the author of the bill passed by the Senate, which provided for a referendum and sale of liquor through county sheriffs. Under the compromise bill passed yesterday by the Lower House, a referendum will be held May 15, and (Continued on Page Nine) laurel SHIPS 3 CARS TRUCK friday NIGHT Jones County Turnips, Radishes, Mustard Greens and Onions Loaded for Northern Markets. Measure Legalizing Whiskey, One Quart a Week, Goes to Senate; Vote Provided on May 15. A beau keep* many � girl tied .up. (By Associated Press) ATLANTA-A resident of Dalton, Ga., sought to pay the government $20 income tax which he didn't owe. "I just naturally want to pay something and am enclosing my check for $20" he wrote to tho income tax bureau. "I pay state and county taxes and sec no reason why I should not pay some government tax. I am proud of our government and feel we should all put our shoulders to the wheel." The check was returned. The government is not permitted to accept such donations. (By Associated Press) JACKSON, Miss., March 30. The overpowering wets of the Mississippi House of Representatives today sent their substitute liquor legalizing bill to the Senate while tho Senate planned to dash out a general relief program asked by Governor Bennett Conner, indicating that the upper house expected to stay in session until next Wednes day as requested by the House. Both Houses previously had voted sine dlo adjournment tomorrow, but new relief bills on relief cooperation with the federal government were dropped into the Senate hoppers yesterday which were almost certain to prolong the session for a few days. < . Passed Two to One In spite of a dry attack the House wets last night passed a substitute liquor bill by vote of 84 to 41. Tills bill authorizes a referendum on May 15 on whether counties may vote in legal liquor to be handled through liquor stores controlled by tho county boards of supervisors under general supervision of the state. It would limit the purchase of an Individual to one quart a week. This bill was called up and passed easily over the protest of the drys who argued that it was a "dead bill" because the House previously had killed the Benate liquor bill without making a minority report and the Benate had cast aside a similar bill passed by the House. But their attack on point of parliamentary procedure involving the vote necessary to bring the bill up was overruled by Representative Walter Sillers, of Rosedale, speaker pro tempore, his ruling was sustained by the members and the bill was called up and passed. Relief BUI In Senate The Senate had before it a bill by Senator John Kyle, chairman of the (Continued on Page Three) Three carloads of turnips, mustard greens, onions and radishes are being shipped from Laurel Friday night in the first shipment from tho city this year. A crew of 20 men is working steadily packing the produce into hampers with ice and placing the loaded hampers in the refrigerator cars which are spotted at the R. L. Boteler loading shed near the Southern depot. Each hamper bears the label, "Shed packed-R. H. Boteler, Laurel, Miss." Uncle Jack" Hosey and H. B. Welborne are supervising the loading of the produce. "Uncle Jack" stated that the farmers received 50c per hamper net at the loading shed. All the farmer has to do is to bring the turnips to the loading shed and wash them to receive the payment. "A crop of 400 bushels per acre is a small crop," stated Mr. Hosey, "The majority of farmers raise from 500 to 600 bushels per acre. "This is the largest beginning we have ever had in the truck shipping business here and should be even larger. Another car and possibly more will bo shipped tomorrow to points in tho north and east." � ~ f �*�� t -.-o-- AGED PRIEST DIES fBy Associated Press) KEY WEST, Fla., March 30.-Th<3 body of the Rev. Father William Powers, 81, who for many years was a superior of the Society of Jesuits and served during the World War as assistant general of the order, was sent today to Mobile, Ala., for burial. He died here yesterday while in his 60th year of priesthood. POLICEMAN ON TRIAL (By Associated Press) MAGNOLIA, Miss., March 30.-A jury was selected today for the taking of testimony in the trial of Policeman John G. Thomas, of Mc-Comb, charged with murder in connection with the fatal wounding oi Howard Lee Bates, a McComb bai-' ber, on the night of January 16. --o- MISSING GIRL LOCATED (By Associated Press) MERIDIAN, Miss., March 30.- Norma Jackson. 11-year-old girl who was reported to have disap* peared from her Clarksdale home yesterday was traced to Toxey, Ala., 35 miles south of York by Meridian officers. She said she went, there to visit relatives. ;