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   Monessen Daily Independent, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1940, Monessen, Pennsylvania                               HE. En. far If V WEATHER Cloudy with occasional rsin in south and Hjht in north to- Friday occasional n Full Leased Service Of the United Press MARCH TWO CENTS sen Dc- John Missing Since January 13 BODY SIGHTED TODAY NEAR PITTSBURGH STEEL ec- er- in ltd ter nd .nd ter in- i The body of John a miner who has been miss- ing from his home since January was found floating in the Mon- ongahela river near Decora at 9 o'clock this morning by Donora po- lice. The man had not been seen since January 12. The following John a friend of received a note from him ex- pressing his threat to commit sui- cide. Since that time police of the dis- trict have conducted a search that failed to find a trace of the missing man or his body. Chief ofT Police Ji'rank Camino of Belle has searched the river banks near Belie Vernon frequently since Jan- uary reported that no trace of Simko could be found anywhere. Camino that Sim- ko conceivably jumped from the Belle Vernon-Speers bridge into the channel which is. kept open by. river causing the body to drift either towards Monessen or towards Fayette City. Is Sighted Here The body was first sighted this morning by a yard foreman of 'the Pittsburgh Steel -company the Cbarleroi-Monessen bridge. The foreman immediately notified the local police. Shortly after receiving the call the local police asked valley police to be on the lookout for the body which was floating rapidly to- wards George Donora patrol- and R. R. Donora found Simko's body as it was floating .down the river while they were touring the river 'Tri a The body was taken to Donora funeral home and as Sim- ko's by his Elizabeth. t Contable John of Price- soon after Simko disappeared expressed the belief that he was dead. Turner said when the man left his home he had little money and had been drinking. when he he was wear- ing old and it was unlike Accused of forcing state em- ployes to contribute a percentage of salaries for a party David L. chairman of the Pennsyl- vania state Democratic is on trial at Harrisburg on con- spiracy court. He is shown in Simto is survived by his and.two Eliza- at and William of D. C. Funeral arrangements have not Witness Denies Conspiracy to 'Mace' Democrats March Punxsutaw- former treasurer of the Jef- ferson county Democratic commit- denied in Dauphin county court today that he solicited defendant Carl K. resident secretary of the party's state to assist in a bituminous mine inspector for a political con- tribution in 1937. sixth witness for the prosecution in the state payroll as- sessment'trail of Democratic State Chairman David L. Deen and six other party associ- testified in a manner plainly to state's attorneys who repeatedly asked 'him to re- freshen his memory by reading a transcript of his .testimony before the grand jury that indicted the eight Democrats. the preceding four denied knowledge of the conspiracy the prosecution charges existed whereby pro- motions and continued service of state employes during the Demo- cratic Reporter Describes Envoy's Tour of Europe ALLIES CONFIDENT OVER LONG HOLLES SAYS EDITOR'S Everett Press staff corres- was the only press asso- ciation -representative to acocm- pany Siimner Welles on his fact- finding tour of Europe. In the following free of cen- sorship or other Holies begins his report on the Undersecretary of State's tour of the European capitals. By EVERETT R. HOLLES P. Staff NEW March 28 Sunwier Welles returned today fronuhis tour of Europe's war capitals carrying a small brown case crammed -with confidential reports for president Roosevelt. I accompanied the American Un- der Secretary of State every step of the way. Welles isn't' for the rec- ord. But for any one who followed every phase of his inquiry into con- ditions in the belligerent countries and in Italy certain trends can be reported which must have affected the American diplomat's conclu- sions. These trends sometimes cioud- ed abroad by censorship or other Believe Allies Plan New Move f rjp Fli 1 I TTi J I Ti 1 lo nmld friendship of Italy JL Y. Fears floods as 30-Foot Drifts Melt Reynaiid M rge Council to Improve Relations March Allied Supreme War Council met in London today decided on future of Ihc Allied forces. The Allies it was announced that neither would conclude s separate armistice or peace. The Council was the first since French Premier Paul Rey- naud formed a new government in response to demands from the public for a more vigorous war policy. I firing of Sif-Down Strikers Is Upheld March --The National Labor Relations Board ruled today that Swift Sioux had good cause in discharging 154 striking who refused to leave the Company's plant.- citing the Suprjor i anti-sit down strike de- in the Metallurgical fatten case af North dismissed charges that Swift .violated the Wagner Act in these employes. fnc board also ordered the com- pany reinstate immediately all who were- .on strike except the 154 discharged administration of former Earlc contingent upon pay- ments of three to five per cent of the salaries into party coffers. The witness confirmed the earlier testimony that the state commit- tee fixed collection quotas for the 67 county Democratic on the basis of the saJarics of the state employes appointed from each but said he knew of no dismissals or demotions for re- fusal lo pay the assessments. The assessments were three cent on salaries under and five per cent of the higher and thrce- fifth-of total collections were to be remitted to the state committee. Heavy Snowfall In North Counties March D bi Slovak hall. PitbUc te at 3 invited. JOBS EVERYBODY Hall. T.'Sil The iDarly endent's Thompson 4 4 3 3-7 8 While Southwestern Pennsylvan- ia enjoyed its first warm weather in the northern tier of coun- ties 'today were digging out from under a snowfall' ranging up to 13 inches in depth. Cameron and counties were hardest hit by the snow which struck yesterday. An average of 12 inches was reported in with five to eight inches in the other conn ties. indicated by the following observations based on European reaction to the Welles 1. Premier Benito Mussolini for last three weeks has been giv- jig many Europeans the impres- sion that he believes Germany now has a chance 'to win the war. For almost the first time since...the'-con-7 started the- ttalian press under or- is boasting -again of the Some-Berlin alliance and is mak- ng use frociy of the word Allies Confident 2. The Allies are confident they are winning air superiority over they have barely tapped their resources or manpow- er which are being organized to wage a war of eight or ten years if necessary. 3. Allied confidence in the early effectiveness of their blockade of the Reich is less strong than it was two months due largely to the still unanswered question of how great a role Soviet Russia can or will pby in the final showdown. 4. Inside there is nothing to indicate a crack-up in morale. Regimentation of Ger- many's war effort is at a peak and it is difficult to see any basis at the moment for Allied hopes of internal troubles plaguing Adolf Hitler. Peace Unlikely. 5. There is little chance that anybody find any .acceptable formula for peace in the immediate future. We visited Paris and in that order on a journey that began February stopping in Rome a second time on the homeward trip. WeDes saw Mussolini twice by the time we sailed for New the Fascist Premier's position was creating more speculation in Eu- ropean capitals than' that of any Floods were feared in upper New York as snow drifts as high as 30 eet began melting after the worst lizzard since 1888. Whole towns and thousands of rural dwellers were marooned by the snow with transportation at a standstill. .At least seven persons were dead as a result of the storm. The Syracuse area was among those hardcst hit. Photo shows a county snow plow pushing through the mountainous drifts to relieve a marooned car just west of Syracuse. By FREDERICK KllH P. Stair Corresjjondeiip March etttbassies here beiiev- tti today that when the Supreme Allied War Council meets soon French Premier Paul Reynaud will advocate a strong Allied bid for Italian friendship. Allied relations with proposals to adopt a more policy regarding of neutral ScandinavianAvaters by German ships and the possibility of intensifying the European- also were expected to figure prominently on the Council's agen- other Here is how the atmosphere changed in Rome during the Welles The Italian press paid little at- tention to the arrival of the Amer- on Page Hold Annual Dinner Here Last Night An enthusiastic crowd of persons last heard Oliver M. former Commissioner of .Fisheries in. 'make an for an extension of the miles of good when he spoke at the second an- banquet of the Monessen Sportsmen's Association. t Besides the address by attendants at the banquet were treated to a turkey.dinner served by the members of the Isabella Tboburnc class of the Methodist to entertainment by Jack and to remarks by outdoor sports digniUries seated at the speakers' table. whose tulk was the ciptl one of the humorous defense of the prevari- cating fisherman and an earnest appeal for more sporting and less whose jokes and poetry flowed in an endless stream built the entertainment to a cli- max of imitating a traveling med- icine hawker. Among sporting figures of state and Bounty fame who were intro- duced W. C. state gam Sameul Hender- county fish and R. D. county game protector. Al- so making a standing appearance were and land owners who have cooperated with the associ- ation in the Rostraver township game Monessen Man In First Pkce On Dem. Ballot Alderman Michael J. of .will occupy the coveted first'place on the Democratic pri- mary-ballot for .representative in the State Assembly from the third Westmoreland it was an- nounced today by the State Elec- tions Bureau. The name of Dr. H. J. of did not appear on the unofficial secured by the United Press in and Dr. Max- well was attempting today to learn what place had been drawn for him yesterday afternoon. Other Westmoreland County piacings 28th Austine B. Greens- Lytel S. Wil- liam M. John Yukon. Frank L. Frank S. Charles F. Dc- Carl West John G. Arthur E. La- Firemen Colled To Minor Blaze Monessen firemen answered a call to the Palace of Sweets confec- tionery store 447 Donncr yesterday afternoon at and extinguished a small blaze that started in the rear of the store. .--John said the .ffrfe in-.a stack of. papers piled a flight of steps leading to the Morris said the blaze caused a Youth Charged With HoM-up On Reed Ave. John of 119 McKce was -a prisoner in the local juH mth as it result of his failure- to post bond after a hearing Alder- man Joseph Sistek last at trie wires. damage to the steps and clee- .which it was that he took anil Change from a woman on .Reed yvetiut near Sixth street lust j The whose- name was claimed 'thai Kontilak ap- William M. Mones- John W. Arnold. College Girl Is Slain By Sex Fiend t proached her after she left a cor- i net1 drug placed a gun j against ribs and took and some change. He then forced her to wnlk with him down Reed avenue to the bridge. the woman turned down Fourth STATE March j street ami waikcd along McKee Beaten anil criminally as- j avenue to an alley near the inter- the -body of a 17-year-old a freshmun stoik-nt at section of whcirc she was The woman said that Kontilak Pcnnsylvania Slate was walkcd wiLh bcr ovn. an huul. found in front of a school house at four milts of hen- today. Obviously the victim of a sex _ the girl was iclentfied State John Raehacl Hr of N. H. Jeannettc. John R. Mt. Pleasant. Legislature. district elect- Michael J. George C. Joseph Jeannet- David H. Ru- dolph Malcolm D. Eliiott-'L. Monessen. National convention 28th' district to be selected by each Francis James C. Willis S. Grecnsburg. James F. Tor- C. V. New H. A. Youngwood. Alternate delegates select- ed Lewis E. New Henry S. Greensburg. Roy C. La t Garfield A. Mc- Grecnsburg. Stale committees 39th Dora M. -Oeorge H. Mc- Deny. Kath- arine Ol- iver M. Greensburg. W. Pa. Communist Charged by Dies March Dies committee voted unani- mously today to bring its second contempt citation against a Com- George Pow- secretary of the Western Pennsylvania Communist Party. Chairman Martin Dies announced the after a riotous hearing during which Powers defied the refused to answer doz- ens ot and accused the committee of. decking to up Communists. in industry against a home who enrolled at September. The al most- mul student the body of the j intimated that he intended assault. She could furnish police with only a meager which led them to suspect Konli- who was arrested about a year police for indecent ex- posure who was believed to be delinquent. Although Kontilak pleaded not before Alderman Sistek last chubby girl was foijrd at a. police say they have a aign- by Harold janitor at I cti confession of the stick-up ob- the -Letmmt consolidated tained after intensive who almost ran over the victim as j And in spite of the plea of not he drove up to fire the school fur- t Kontilak maintains that nace. S'hc used a pipe and not a gun to ob- A physician who performed an j ta'n the autopsy on body said the girl j definitely was a victim of a sex maniac. Her skull had been crushed as though with a heavy and there wore other marks of mutilation on the body. The scene of the a lone- ly is not far from Rock view Penitenitary at Third Attempt Made to Return Safe Suspects James Hanaro and Patsy Sappo of and Allegheny County Detective Mike Jordan arid State Motor Policeman George Kirchner of were all in New York City today attending a 2 p. m. session of the court in an effort effect the ex- tra dittori of Morris and Morris who face charges of attempted safe-blowing in Mones- sen and suspicion of participating in scores of robberies in the Pitts- burgh district. who is something of a sur- prise Witness in the and Han- am are both reported to have iden- tified SiOakaner and Levinc in crowded courtrooms during one stage of the case's passage through magistrate's court and through the court of a New York municipal Hanam and Sappo left Monessen last night after notification that they would be needed at the super- ior court session this afternoon. Joseph who WHS held cap- tive by the bandits time the attempted has refused to go to New York to identify the men held Rcn- dos' it is is nec- essary to place the men at the scene of thn attempted but po- lice have been unable to persuade him to make the identification. Funds Up March The today reaffirmed its dc tec mi nation to exceed President Roosevelt's budget by adding to the National Youth Ad- ministration fund for 1941. da. French and British officials main- tained their War Council's agenda but foreign diplomats believed thiat future relations with the Balkans and would--town large. action in RafFaele Italian sador to .after'' assuming the premiership summoning Andre French. Ambassador to -to Paris-to report were regarded-as dications of Reynaud's desire .to .win i Italian' Finns Made Peace to Avoid Certain Defeat Turkey Develop Plan For Near East EDITOB'S The war in Finland ended two weeks people arc still asking how the Finnish army could have col- lapsed suddently after a brilliant record on the battlefield. In the .following Edward W. who was there and who had seen other armies and other countries go down to de- the re- straint of the war in Finland ended us it did. March A semi-official source .said today tnat the Franco-British-Turkish conference at Aleppo reached complete agreement regarding the nature of operation in the Near East in event the war was extend- ed as result of German or Russian The source said also that Col. H. director of the Munich military returned to Berlin yesterday after a visit to the Near East during which opift. Pol- he was reported to have expressed lively apprehension because of the i But rapidity with which the Allies and 1 seen a country whose armies Dy EDWARD W. BEATTIE I'. Stuff March lost her war with Rus- sia in. a battle that was never fought. I have seen wars in many lands. T have seen urmk'M na- tions beaten into Turkey coordinated their Aleppo dispatches arliur hud said that the conferees had reached agreftmnt on Turkey's collaboration in t three-power mutual aid pact. have defended it as forcefully na the Finns did accept defeat wnd agree to onerous terms of peace. Why did it happen in Because the Finns knew that ft battle was in the making ably would be raging at this very moment had not peace been signed which their troops would no longer be able to withstand the fresh waves of Russian troops. The Finnish command era knew they were going to lose tliat bat- tle. They made peace -before the desperation and hopelessness of that impending catastrophe com- pelled them to take even stiffev terms from the Russians than they accepUi two wccks'ago. The suddenness of the Russo- Fimtish peace startled many Finns and many observers outside Fin- land who had been in the scries of Finnish successes especially north of Lake a portent of ex- tended resistance and even ft stalemate. What was was that despite the small losses of the Finns a compared with the total of Russmn killed and wound- ed even those fractional casualties severely weakened the small but compact Finnish army. Estimate by reporters who were' on Page was believed.that -Reyjiaud sired to resume negotiations of last October which .were reported to have gone-far to meet Italian de- inands for territorial and economic rights in anil the Djibouti-Addis Ababa railroad. Since it was Premier Bon i to who was not satisfied with French offers of increased Italian influence m has increased his demands. The impression prevailed that Britain was inclined to main- tain a cautiously aloof attitude to- wards Italy while awaiting a more propitious moment for attempting. to draw Italy from Germany. Contrary to press reports an- nouncing failure of Fuehrer Adolf Hitler's plan to reconcile Italy and Russia and with them undertake to guarantee the status quo in -the- Balkansr usually well informed dip- lomats continued to reckon with the possibility of such a development. This strengthened belief among foreign diplomats that the Snpreme War Council would interest itself .in.. economic measures in the especially to increase Allied purch- ases in southeastern cept in Turkey where already they bave reached huge proportions. Talks on Balkans In this connnection there was in- terest in the summoning to London of Owen British Minister to for economic and politi- cal consultations. It was expected that other British representatives in the Balkans would be called home for similar consultations. It was understood that the War Council also would be interested in the economic and political implications of the Russo-Finnish peace and the possible future of events in Scandinavia. Conjectures regarding the War Council's discussions also centered heavily on the -Allied attitude to- wards Russia. Opinions differed but several ambassadors here opinion that the French demand tot the recall of Jacob Soviet Ambassador to might biu. the first move towards a lupture in Franco-Soviet relations. Such a it was facilitate the French anti-Communist drive at home. Boy's Leg Broken In School George a freshman at the Moncsaen High fa con- fined to his home at 651 Reed ave- nue with a broken right re- ceived this morning while taking part in the gym exercises at High School. Paul gym said Rose was injured While per- forming a running broad jump ex- ercisc in the gym class at this morning.. was treated by local -j sieian and then sent home. II I   

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