Joplin News Herald, July 20, 1938

Joplin News Herald

July 20, 1938

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Joplin News Herald (Newspaper) - July 20, 1938, Joplin, Missouri Joan and Franchot Formally Separated in Hollywood Last Night but Another Wedding Was Which Makes the Situation 5050 THE WEATHER or lesa unsettled tonight and Thurs day slightly cooler except In extreme north and sxtreme cloudy tonight and un settled at times not much change In cloudy tonight and local thundershowcrs In east this afternoon or probably local thunder showers In northwest tonight and Thursday and slightly warmer JOPLIN NEWS HERALD Exclusive Day Dispatches of the Associated Press IN A EDITION SIXTYSIXTH JULY PRICE THREE CENTS BULL MARKET IS JOLTED BY MOVIE SUIT Spurt in Shares Prices Hits Electric Power Helps Brace After Selling Film Stocks Around New July break in movie stocks on the govern ments court action to force sepa ration of production and distribu tion in the industry jolted Wall Streets summer bull market to A late spurt in electric power stocks helped brace the Stimulated by trade figures show ing a sharp upturn in power con utilities took the leader ship in late moving up forogains ranging to more than As selling hit the movie stocks around Loews plunged about before it made a stand for a Warner Paramount and Twentieth1 Century Fox fell or ProfitTaking Selling in the motion picture stocks intervened as the market was staging a fresh advance after an early Steels and other industrials in the forefront of a re sumption of the upswing in the pre ceding session encountered consid erable profittaking and yielded for moderate Offsetting declines were gains running to nearly in rails and many industrials overlooked in the previous buying Neglected stepchildren of the market place a few weeks rails boomed on in dications of a good traffic pickup last Business was brisk for brokers on the floor of the exchange as the fortunes swayed from one side another and the ticker frequently fell behind the market in both selling and buying The rise also lost headway in bonds and SOUGHT PASSPORT TO CUBA BUT LANDED IN JAIL FOR SLAYING Corrigan and His Flying Crate to Be Returned Free Maritime Commission Announces They Will Be Returned on One of Its July maritime commission plans to bring Douglas Corrigan and his transatlantic flying crate back home on one of its all Monroe acting sec retary of made the dis closure Hesaid the steam ship operated by the com would dock at Dublin and pick up the adventurous The Lehigh is big enough to transport Corrigans plane withj try jn modern times scattered death out who final say on what Corrigans punishment will GREEK QUAKE SPREADS RUIN AND DEATH Tentative Casualty List Based on Fragmentary Reports From Stricken Areas Shows 20 Dead and 100 July strong est earthquake felt In this coun be for flying the Atlantic without a declined to talk to re porters about The boy has made a hero of himself and we are tickled he got he We are not going to be guilty of chilling the exploit by talking about He said nothing would be done until Corrigans return July 29 and said he would confer with mem bers of the new civil aeronautics authority before acting secretary laughed heartily over Corrigans flight to California by way He characterized the mistake as an excellent Irish joke and assert ed it was impossible to believe that Corrigan did not know where he was tremors kept the popula fear of further serious DISCUSS FEDERAL CONTRACTWAGES Minimum Pay to Be Set by Labor Department Under WalshHealy resentatives of steel labor arid up to the broad question of pay scales in the entire discussed with each other today the minimum wage rates which must be paid on New July mello 33 years mis takenly thought he would need a passport to go to He walked into police headquart ers and asked that his fingerprints be taken so he could show them in applying for the suspicious because his fingerprints had been burned with checked his prints and found he was wanted in the fatal beating of Hans Bloom in front of a Brook lyn bar and grill in They had sought him for three Malaspina went to instead of to GOVERNOR EARLE HITS A TREEJVITH PLANE Newtown July George Earle was slightly injured today when his private which he was pilot struck a tree in a forced laiid ing on the campus of Ellis He said after the accident his left arm and leg felt sore and he would see a flying from Harrisburg to said he was unable to land at the municipal airport near the Philadelphia navy yard because of A veteran of a halfdozen Earle climbed from the badly dam aged plane and told school em ployes who ran to aid him Its a shame to damage a young tree like But the plane was a brand new A wing of the plane struck the small maple tree as Earle taxied the plane over the wet grass on the grounds of the school for orphaned girls about 10 miles from Earle continued to Philadelphia by v WILLYS REDUCES PRICES OF CARS July reductions as high as on the standard and ranging throughout the were an nounced today by WillysOverland to cover current and future production of 1938 cars at the The cuts also are expectivp on all Willys passenger cars in dealer The new prices bring the price of the Willys standard coupe delivered at but not including federal and state down to Sedan models are also with a price cut made on the de luxe fourdoor sedan the re act government steel Todays conference was at labor which is quired by the WalshHealey to determine minimum wages em ployers must pay in turning out government contracts in excess of Next will come a public July at which the department will formally determine the pre vailing minimum The hearing was by Philip chairman of the Steel Workers Organiz ing Lee said recently the determination of the prevailing wage rate on gov ernment contracts would prevent nonunion plants from underbid ding unionized plants on govern ment He said the would ask for a similar determination for the shipbuilding industry and ruin today through ancient A tentative casualty list based on fragmentary reports from the stricken areas showed 20 persons killed and at least 100 The island of north of suffered most The quake centered there and in at least two villages nearly every house was shaken Reports said the shocks caused fissures into which small buildings Belief Is The government hurried relief by motor truck and railway to the stricken Officials said it was impossible to estimate the material Minor tion in Although the quake was so severe in Athens it put seismographs out of the city retained its reputation of being virtually an earthquakeproof The capital suffered no serious al though many frightened inhabit ants spent the rest of the early hours in the streets after the first heavy shock at Villagers at where walls of the prison were conr vinced divine justice was meted out to one man awaiting sentence for the slaying of his He died in a collapsing The warden called for troops to preyent Few in the villages of Lefanaka and the latter a community Damage in Athens Heavy damage and at least one death were reported at the village FLASHES OF LATE WEBB NEWS Buenos July governments of Bolivia and Para guay today formally approved a treaty initiated by their foreign ministers 9 submitting their centuryold dispute over the Gran Chaco to arbitration by six neutral The agreement was reached after three years of efforts to end quarrels over the almost worthless July Kuo Min Chinese News Agency dis patch from Kweichow reported today that persons had been killed or injured in floods following heavy rains in southeastern July The Brooklyn Dodgers today purchased Pitcher John Chambers from the Louis Cardinals for the waiver price of July gov ernment announced today the com mission it sent to Palestine to study the question of partition of the strifetorn Holy Land had al most completed its investigation and would hasten its recommenda New July Hughes and his four roundthe world flight will fly to Washington tomorrow as commercial air line to call on Secretary of State Afterwards they will be guests at a luncheon of the National Press Club and in the evening they wilt be guests at dinner in the Russian GAINS SEENJJYSOLON Will Pick Up 5 to 8 Senate and 60 to 80 House Townsend I of The quake also was felt at Pa Lamia and other The government sent assistance to the afflicted The quake appeared to have had its greatest effect in the northern villages of Ka kosalesi and Damage in Athens was KINGS VISIT SEALS AMITY UF NATIONS Germany and Italy Told That Attempts to Split Two Great Democracies Apart Will Be Doomed to TVA Investigation Thrown Into Turmoil by Morgans Charges Against Attorney MAN WHOSE FALSE TEETH HURT HIM BIT A POLICEMAN Point July new set of false teeth hurt so Thomas Clarke explained to the he took a drink to forget the The first led to additional draughts of forgetful Patrolman Frank Disbrrvw and soon Clark was biting him without the store My gums must have still been Clark said in answer to the charge of disorderly Recorder Douglas Blair fined him and told him to see his dentist instead of his TWO PERSONS WHEN PLANE CRASHES Roosevelt July persons were killed to day when a plane in which they were taking off for Clifton crashed back onto the run The pilot was identified as Nicholas His passenger was not identified TWO MEN KILLED WHEN ARMY PLANE FALLS INTO FIELD July Lieutenant Ralph Guy La 23 years of and Pri vate Alney of Sikes were killed today in the crash of an army plane on a farm in Madison county 15 miles north east of Scott The plane buried its nose in a tomato patch on the farm of Wil liam Loehring and was but did not La the was La Baw and Tanner had taken off from Scott field on a training flight about an hour before crash La n second lieutenant in the air was on extended active duty with the Fifteenth observation stationed at the Just before the the plane was observed flying north at an altitude of 100 feet or less over the farm of Fred He said the ship appeared to be functioning normally when he saw Loehring and his were plowing about a quarter of a mile away when the plane fell to the They said it circled the field once and half completed a second turn around the farm it went into a nose dive and July tor Deleware torial campaign pre dicted today republicans would pick up five to eight senate seats and 80 to 80 house seats in the fall elec The chairman said he felt certain of a republican victory in Pennsyl vania which would return Senator Townsend declined to name th states in which he foresaw repub lican senatorial but said he looked for republican house in creases in New Jer Kan California and He said he believed chances for a republican senatorial victory in Iowa also were Townsend said the republicans planned an aggressive campaign and believed the administrations power policy would be a live President Roosevelts reorganiza tion he also probably will come in for MAN ANOTHER HURT IN PLANE CRASH July Bettis airport reported today a training plane crashed near the killing one man and critically injuring an The airport tentatively identified the dead man as Richard Dick Coulter of pilot and former vice president of Pennsylvania Central Air A Homestead hospital reported Elmer Kerti of stu dent in a pilots training was unconscious and little hope was held for his July and reat Britain today made King Georges state visit the occasion for notifying Germany and Italy that attempts to split apart the western European democracies were doomed to i Following speeches of the British sovereign and President Albert Lebrun last in which they affirmed the solidarity of the two their ministers issued a communique after a long confer ence this afternoon reaffirming complete harmony of their views on international Arms Not The drafted by Pre mier Edouard French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet and British Foreign Secretary Vis count Britain would not go beyond com mitments made at London during the French ministers visit of April 28 and This was interpreted by diplo mats as a refusal to give an out right guarantee of military help to France in event the latter should become embroiled with Germany over the Czechoslovak The communique stressed the agreements reached at London for close collaboration would be en tirely The ministers statement not mention the outcome of their re ported discussion of a plan offered by Chancellor Adolf Hitler for solu tion of the Czechoslovakian prob Hitlers plan was said by sources close to the government to have been brought to Paris by King and Queen King George Queen Eliza spent the day in a busy round of includ ing a tribute to Frances world war a visit to the city hall and a luncheon in their honor at the British Prior to the the sov ereigns received members of the British colony at the embassy and the king reviewed the British le gion of honor Viscount Halifax presumably re ceived Hitlers formula for ending strife between the Czechoslovak government and its Sudeten Ger man minority population a few hours before he sailed with his sovereign for France London informants said the swift step toward improving English German relations was by personal message carried to Viscount Hali fax by Captain Fritz Fuehrer Hitlers confidential envoy The two met at Halifaxs London home for a 20minute secret talk late Monday Captain Wiede mann was said to have declared no fundamental differences need sepa rate the two nations and every thing is capable of Refugee Question The British foreign secretary was believed to have replied that peace ful settlement of the Czech problem would lead to a clearer atmosphere for Reliable information indicated he also said German will for coopera tion might be shown in sharing work of finding haven for political and racial Stephan the Czechoslovak July Ar thur Morgan threw the congres sional investigation of TVA into a turmoil today when he charged tho committee Francis had ordered him not to talk to TVA employes except in his pres The statement brought shouted questions from the Representative told Biddle you will do this committee and the country a great favor by who was removed as chairman of TVA by presiden tial took the stand for the third consecutive day to pile up charges against his former associ ates in the TVA I have been informed by coun sel Biddle not to talk to employes of the TVA except in the presence of he Jenkins asked if Biddle was au thorized to take such I took upon myself the author ization for Morgan to see any witnesses but I thought it wise to use my Biddle Chairman Vic demo said the committees policies were free and aboveboard and we have asked anyone to come before the committee to tell us what he might know of the admin istration of the Biddle broke We are con ducting this probe and not Mor Representative repub New asked Has there been any procedure whereby Morgan must see counsel before he has access to TVA records or TVA employes Morgan you prefer free and open access to them have been in formed that TVA employes were in structed not to see Therefore it has been feasible I work through committee counsel in see ing employes and FIGHTS BREAK OUT AT IOWA STRIKE SCENE At Least Six Seriously Hurt and Many Others Knocked Down or Beat en in Riot at Washing Machine He added he needed to confer with TVA employes in preparing his case against hia former asso Directors Harcourt Mor gan and David but I saw I would be jeopardizing them for they would be breaking the rules of their I was told by TVA employes they were instructed not to Morgan I said that Newton Juiy any person wishing to appear be fore this committee apply to the I least slx Persona serious clerk and anyone be permitted to injuries and between 20 and 50 interview any TVA employe at any j others were knocked down or j or in street fights This was seconded by Qut thjg morni but before a vote was taken the j tnc vicinity of the closed Maytag TVAs general James j washing machine Par Lawrence hurried to Bidclles ticipants were union strikers and side and asked permission to testi I can state the TVA has no ob sympathizers and backtowork ad The fighting broke out while 250 jcctions to Morgans talking j national who were or to employes at any The only j dered to the scene early today to request is that the board be Preserve were eating break tied and then these conferences Guardsmen restored order be arranged through the proper administrative Fly If he is permitted to go in in about 20 One Reported The Maytag operating secret to see the the rewith a skeleton crew of backto suit will be utter demoralization work advocates for two was of the TVA I General Matt you mean to say commanding officer of the that the employes of this j national guard units on the great organization cant talk You said he could not say whether want to know what they will be asked and what they will say not Jenkins charged Biddle with working in cahoots with the Eiddle replied If that kind of slur comes I will resign as counsel at think you will do the plant would be kept but said guardsmen were admit ting only officials and office work One man was reported stabbed and a special deputy sheriff was reported badly beaten and his gin taken The outbreak was the most seri ous in the labor controversy that the committee and this country a I began May 9 when union great favor if you employes of the Maytag company Donahey stepped in and quieted walked out in protest to a 10 per the who were by this cent wase time shouting at each Jenj Women were among the crowd kins apologizedto Biddle for the j of about 450 persons who shouted j Get that as the fighting broke SEE WAGEHOUR BILL CONFLICT Controversy Over What Con stitutes Interstate Com merce One armored national guard scout car drove through the crowd and the crowd but reas sembled Several times men singled out for attacks were grabbed and slugged and then pushed into the arms of A group of strikers threatened Steel Firms Attorneys Ask j to get a Newton newspaper man tn fall Afldi on tho roof of a lumber company to can ACHII ncar thp plantj but poljce stopped the men as they attempted to en CHARGE HEARING IS ONESIDED tional viaETP 2 PICKABACK AIRPLANE TAKES OFF FROM IRELAND ON ATLANTIC FLIGHT LEAD AND ZINC July P Bids 13s 9d 16s Zinc 9d 7s New July per steady electrolytic Lead steady New East Zinc steady East Louis spot and for CHINESE CHECK JAPS ON YANGTZE RIVER July resistance stiffened along a narrow fighting zone bordering the Yang tze river today as temperatures soared beyond 100 Sweating Japanese troops tried July The speedy upper unit of Britains unique pickaback air took off from the back of her the at 8 2 Joplin time for an attempt to fly the The Mercury headed for But after accom plishing the parting in midair above The big flying boat witn the smaller Mercury perched on her hard but vainly to keep going their 1DaciCi roared away from the starting big push up the stream toward j point On the river Shannon a Hankow and to blast their way into 135 miles below the tem porary but the defenders returned shell for shell despite the terrific Chinese newspapers reported that organization of a new fourth route army under the leadership of Hsi ang onetime communist was almost The new army was said to be de signed for largescale guerrilla ac large crowd At a height of about feet the pilots spoke laconically over the connecting the release ap paratus was worked and the Mur cruy sped westward After Botwood she is expected to fly to Montreal and New She car ried half a tone of Major Robert inventor of the composite watched the British Imperial opera tors of the unusual hoped lo set a new record for a westward crossing of less than 11 It was arranged that the Mercury would return to southern Foynes on by way of the Lisbon and Imperial Airways have planned other test flight in the next three months and expect to start regular transatlantic service in The Mercurys pilot was 28yeaT old Donald Aided by a radio he hoped to fly to Botwood at an average speed of about 200 rnileH an bettering the 12 and 13hour crossings by commercialtype seaplanes in ex perimental flights last Much of tho Mercurys cargo of London newspapers news The midair take off of the Mercury permits the ship to enter flight with a heavier cargo or fuel load than otherwise would be The composite plane was devel oped jointly by the royal air force and the Imperial July old question of what constitutes in terstate a point of le gal controversy throughout the Roosevelt is devel oping as the first big problem of the new wagehour Government attorneys studying the question say when the answer finally is it will not come from Administrator Elmer An who has charge of enforcing the new labor but from the There are predictions in govern ment circles in view of inquiries al ready coming in from business men throughout the a large amount of litigation will arise over this One attorney said the law as drawn gave the administrator no power to decide which individual businesses come within its provi he has created an element of uncertainty for busi nesses on the borderline of inter state He gave this example A furniture manufacturer who sells all his finished products in the state in which he operates buys his lumber from outside the Uncertain whether he should com ply with the wagehour he asks the administrator for an The administrator can givs him no official opinion under the He give unoffi cial which might be that the manufacturer was not subject to the If the manufacturer oper ated on that he be liable to civil suit by his employes or to criminal action by the gov ernment should one or the other decide perhaps he ought to be oper ating under the ter the July As officers halted one public Steel counsel asked the man at whom shouts of scab were directed was beaten and fell ate civil liberties committee today to call additional to off set what they described as a dis torted and onesided account of strike violence at in attorney for the to the When a fight broke out about 300 feet south of one of the na tional guard scout the guardsmen pulled up and cocked the guns mounted on the armored Guard Major Willard Gaines or steel said most of the dered the testimony the committee received The guards assembly proclama tion was issued last night by Gov in the last two days came trom crnor Q people who are obviously hostile j Tne guardsmen were dispatched to tho at the request of Mayor George Have Been Probing Campbell and Sheriff Earl The committee has been investiwho conferred with the governor gating a strike at the Berger Manat DCS Moines together with Jas ufacturing subsidy of Rej per County District Judge Homer Patton listed a dozen Ohioans j Halting of three trucks carrying who he said would give an washing machine parts on the out ly different version of the inciskirts of Newton yesterday pre denta surrounding the j cipitated the request for Witnesses told yesterday of alBetween 400 and 500 men re legcd clubbing and gassing of both turned to work in the plant Mon men and women and pictured the passing through union Berger private police as i picket b Mayor Feared Work had actually started in Chairman La progres said the commit tee would receive the list and would confer later with Patton on the question of issuing Patton said he later would furnish La Foflette with additional Says Life Was Kenneth former un dercover worker for tes tified his life had been threatened after he was subpoenaed as a com mitteo The he was first communicated to him at Cleveland j last Sunday when Sodders in HOURLY TEMPERATURES the plant and completed washing machines were rolling off the pro duction lines for the first time since May 9 when the truckhalt ing incident The mayor and the ad vising the governor of the need for told him a group of union men in automobiles had stopped the trucks and that tele phone wires had been cut at the about four miles east of Somebody is going to get killed mn clown just as sure as we formed him of a telephone call she are gating Mayor Campbell said she j told tne The the witness A hearing was scheduled for to portedly came from Keith wife of Canton bus The temperature reached de grees at noon today after a low of 68 degrees was recorded at 5 and 6 A year ago the maximum was 83 and the minimum Un settled and cooler weather was forecast by tho government weath er bureau of Hourly temperature1 Sociders said his wife in formed him the caller had told her Sodders life was in danger and she I would give Sodders details if he would see her in a a G a 7 a 8 a 9 a 10 a a Noon 1 p 2 p 3 p Si Iced InterState Coffee Is day before Judge Fuller against 21 union men and sympathizers cited for contempt of court under an injunction brought by the com pany June Judge Advocate General Frank oi Halligan Soddcrs said he regardoil the callj martial law would preclude any as a friendly warning from iocaj court action i Hamman was ono of the i pickets in the Berger Ham KJAfcl sitting across the committee j 2 WUWllLll AMU mArl witness table from Sodders Jenied j If it I IM knowing anything about the telei rVlLbtll IN phone call or any Sodders Fort Juiy Under questioning by Chairman Two women and a man were killed Sodders said he did not today in the crash of a biplane in fi0icl near Fort The victims were Everett San Theresa Hendershott and Allen consider the threat of a na although he made an unsuc cessful attempt to see Ham ;