New Castle News (Newspaper) - October 21, 1938, New Castle, Pennsylvania NEWS PHONES 4000 Teleptivnc foul (Vetc? Items To Tha Caii 4000. NEW CASTLE NEWS WEATHER Rain Late TjniyliL Or Salurtlfiy; Colder Saturday, FIFTY-EIGHTH 296 NEW CASTLE, PA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, PAGES THREE CENTS A COPY CANTON School Teachers From Seven Counties Are In Session Here Three Thousand Instructors At Morning Session Develops Lively Contest Over Nom- inating Officers HISTORIAN BARNES IS CHIEF SPEAKER Sessions To Continue Through Afternoon And Evening At Cathedral Meeting for the seventh consecu- tive year, the teachers oi' the mid- western section of the Pennsyl- vania State Education Association are in session today in the Cathe- dral and various school buildings of this city, holding their convention. The first general session of the day opened at 10 o'clock with about teachers in the Cathedral audi- torium and others at the text book exhibition in the basement. An address, a program of section band numbers and the nomination of officers occupied the morning session. Factionalism reared its head in the nomination of officers and threats made that three coun- Clarion, Armstrong and Jeffer- son, would withdraw if "slate" can- didates were persisted in. Class Room Teachers The argument developed over the introduction of a slate of officers presented by the P- S. E. A. presi- dents' department. This was done last year and the slate was carried through. Early in the nominations it was suggested that to save time the slate should be presented in its entirety. Said a Mr. Lowry, of Butler, -shall we allow ourselves to be sheep and follow those who would like to make this a Fascist organiza- tion." Bolivar, of Butler, said, 'I am against being a rubber stamp and electing slated candidates." Beckley. of Armstrong county, said, "we left the Pittsburgh district because of such tactics and if they are persisted in in this section, Armstrong. Clarion and Jefferson counties will do something. What that is I leave to your judgment." Superintendent Lyons, of New- Brighton, argued, against slate can- LEARNING FROM MOTHER COOKING J EAJY WHEN YOU'VE GOT LOTJ OF GOOD Give From Your Heart to Humanity! NEW CASTLE COMMUNITY CHEST CAMPAIGN STARTS MONDAY Report 226 Dead As Typhoon Hits Parts Of Japan Thirty Thousand Person Are 'Reported Homeless As Result Of Storm FLOODS DESTROY SCORES OF HOMES Many Homes In, Low-Lying Districts Of Tokyo Col-, lapse In Flood Fairless Sees Upswing For Business In U. S. In Very Near Future (International News Service) (Continues On Paso Two) PA NEWC OBSERVES Among acts of vandalism that are being perpetrated by premature Kal- the latest that has come to the attention of Pa Newc is the painting of windows of cars wit'n green paint. A north hill man says that his car windows were daubed so heavily that the green paint ran down over the body of the car. He managed to get the paint off the windows himself, but had to take it to a paint shop to have the paint removed from the body. It is risky to leave cars standing on the streets the-se nights, so be careful. Out at Parkstown corners a large board sign, painted white, and show- ing the'direction to various places, was erected at the point where the curve takes off toward Youngstown. The sign was fastened to sections of steel" rails driven Into the ground. Despite the fact that the sign was well off the road on.both sides, an automobile crashed into it, bowled over one of the steel supports and split trie sign in three pieces. What's needed there is a concrete bumper heavy enough to withstand the im- pact of a car going at seventy miles an hour. Y W .Teachers meeting here this week j recall tho old time institutes when pedagogue? of the county came into j New Caotle for a whole week of (ConUnTiea On Faeo Tiro) Daily Weather Report United States weather statistics for the 24-hour period ending at 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon follow: Maximum temperature. "2. Minimum temperature. 47. Precipitation, ..U.inches. River stage. 4.7 feel. Statistics for the same date a year follow: Maximum temperature, 51. Minimum temperature, 40. Precipitation, .03 inches. DETROIT. Oct. general im- provement and further upswing in business and industry in' the very near future was the forecast today of Benjamin F. Fairies, president of the United States Steel Corpora- tion at an address before the Ameri- can Society for Metals last night. "Reports" emanating from various sources permit one to harbor a measure of Fairless de- clared, "For example, there is-evi- dence that certain classes of inven- tories have been adjusted so that they need not stand in the way of a direct reflection of customer-de- mand upon producing facilities. Cites Trend "Car Loadings have been increas- ing, recently making a new peak for the year. Automobile output has risen by a substantial percentage as the automotive industry enters its new season. Various, though not all, industries are contributing reports and forecasts which offer words of 1 cheer." In stressing .a scientific approach to the problems which beset modern industry, he pointed to the growing (ConUnuefl On Pafire Two) Twenty-Four Are Killed As Result Of Bombing Raid (International News Service) BARCELONA, Oct. four persons, including twelve wom- en and five children, were killed to- day and 13 persons were wounded when two Insurgent planes raided Barcelona, according to a govern- ment announcement. The statement charged that bombs dropped by the war planes fell on a poor .quarter of the old city, smashing numerous houses, a market and the children's reform- atory. The raid was the fifth carried out by Insurgent planes since last night. It was reported that one of the In- surgent aircraft which participated in a raid at 9 p. m. yesterday was later shot down. Twenty-Four Hour Patrol Maintained Twenty four hour patrol on Law- rence county highways is being n.aintair.ed here it was learned from the State Motor police. In addition to watching for motor law viola- tors and robbers, the motor police are keeping a vigil for anyone who might attempt to blockade a high- way with corn-stalks in the guise of Hallowe'en prank. Such an offense it was reported, will result in arrest and prosecution. Mrs. C. R. Brenner Heads Safety Work Of State P. T. A. Receives Word Of Appoint- ment To Important Post In State Organisation Mrs. C. R. Brenner of 1617 Huron avenue, has just received word of her appointment as chairman of safety for the Pennsylvania Parent- Teachers Association. The appointment comes as a re- ward for the splendid work Mrs. Brenner has accomplished in P. T. I A. work and is recognition of her ability. She plans to map out a safety campaign immediately which will be i widespread in its detail, covering the schools through the P. T. A. Associ- ation. SCORE! (International News Service) TOKYO, Oct. least 226 persons were killed, 227 were listed as missing and 592 were reported in- jured today by a roaring typhoon which struck Japan with terrific force and devastated Kagoshima prefecture. Authorities said persons were left homeless by the sudden twister, which spread desolation through the stricken region. Floods 'completely washed away 235 houses as the gale whipped rivers over their banks. Flood In Tokyo In low-lying districts of Tokyo, more than 24.000 houses were flood- ed and many collapsed. Most schools in the capital were closed. Train service', to and from the city was disorganized and thous- ands of office. workers, were unable to get to work. At the important port of Yoko- hama, the typhoon caused consid- erable damage and played havoc with shipping. All scheduled de- partures of steamships were sus- pended. Seven passenger vessels, including the Liner. Antenor, a British ship, which were due at Yokohama this morning failed to arrive on schedule. The Japanese Steamer Yamatauki Maru was blown against the Yoko- hama breakwater. A rescue ship went to its aid. I Score of the New Cas- lie high-Warren, O., high i game by quarters will be J provided by The News to- night, as usual for the Fri- I day night games. The I game will be played at j Warren. The News call is 4000. For scores of college games on Saturday please observe the following call schedule: 4000, to 5 P. M. 22 or 4024, from 5 to P. M. 175, after P. M. Graft In State ff.PHsCharged In New Mexico Seventy-Three Indictments Returned By Albuquer- que Grand Jury Mrs. Dorothy Hale Jumps To Her Death; Hopkins' Companion CHARGE VIOLATION OF W. P. A, CODE TO 62 Eleven Persons Accused Of Alleged Diversion Of Funds And Discrim- ination Report Japanese Troops Forcing fay Into Canton Southeastern Environs Of Sprawling Chinese City Entered By Nipponese 'B. 0. Day' At Rotary On Monday General Attorney Of Road Will Be Speaker; To Preiide New Castle Rotarians will observe "Baltimore Ohio Railroad Day" at their weekly luncheon program in The Castleton Monday, October 24. A group of B. O. officials will attend. S- Huston Rhoads, freight agent of the company here, will preside as chairman and will introduce Don F. Stevens, general superintendent of transportation at Baltimore, and a former New Castle Rcitarian, who in turn will introduce the day's speaker, H. H. Byrer, general attor- ney of the road. Mail Carrier Sent To Jail (International Xews Service) CHICAGO, Oct. heard of the piccolo player in the sym- phony orchestra who blew sour notes because he didn't like music. That was the way with Postman Joseph Yanevich. He didn't like to walk. For every day of his sixteen years as a mail carrier he had hated it. It- made his'feet hurt. He solved his problem, by throw- ing the mail away. And it worked, Yanevich didn't have to walk a step today. He was in jail. Trade Treaty Ith Britain Near Collapse By ROBERT G. NIXON Interna'Jona'l N'ewa Service Starr Correspondent WASHINGTON, Oct. Brit- ish-American reciprocal trade, treaty negotiations, after six months' of ef- fort today verged dangerously near complete it was learned on high authority. Conversations between the two groups of negotiators, it was learned have been at a standstill for sev- eral days and the negotiations are at a point where-it is up to the Brit- ish government to decide whether there will be a trade arrangement between the United States and the United Kingdom. The United States, Internationa! News Service was informed, has giv- en the British authorities what is termed a final proposal, insisting upon concessions on several major itrms of American export. "The decision now rests with the British government" one official said privately. Arrest Police Lieutenant On Theft Charge the girl as saying: "Get -away. live for.' What is there to inquest into her death has (Internationa! News Service) NEW YORK, Oct. Cuthbert J. Bel-tan, of the New York police department was arrested to- and charged with the theft and mutilation of arrest records stolen from the Bergen street police station in Brooklyn. The arrest of the officer was per- sonally ordered by police commis- inquest. JUIAJ uci sioner Valentine and is believed to been continued to permit a chemical so've the latest scandal to rock Am- analysis of her stomach contents, erica's largest police force. Jayne Who sobbed brokenly at the Although denying the charges, Be- brief hearing Monday, brooded upon han was accused of having stolen his return home, his family said. Yesterday he donned white breeches and a white silk shirt. He pulled on a Inrge black sombrero. He carefully polished his intricately stitched boots, and. then left the iiOUSC. His two brothers at the riding himself and without the records help. _____ LAYING SEWER BENEATH TRACKS Attaches of the city engineer's ------c. department announce the start of academy the three operated became construction of a storm sewer be- --------1 rivm'" neath the Erie tracks near the waterworks. It is part of the Euc- lid avenue-North Mercer street- He had fired a shotgun charge into Bnglewood storm sewer project. las chest. (International News Service) ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Oct. Charging a widespread graft in the .state's WPA administration, the Strand jury recessed today to gather further evidence after returning 73 indictments against a number of prominent officials. Sixty-two persons, including sev- eral relatives of U. S. Senator Den- nis Chavez, were named.in the series cif indictments. All are to be ar- raigned next Tuesday. Of the total number, 62 of the in- dictments charged conspiracy to vio- late the WPA code for which the maximum penalty is a fine and two years imprisonment. Charge Political Use. The remaining 11 indictments al- leged diversion of WPA funds and political discrimination against WPA workers. The defendants Include: W. P. Miller, an assistant U. S. attorney here and son-in-law of Senator Chavez; Mrs. Anita Tafoya, (Continued On Two) Commits Suicide Upon Grave Of Late Fiancee Suicide Of Chicago Girl Un- nerves Former Rodeo Star, He Follows Suit CHINESE OFFICIALS REPORTED FLEEING Hong Kong Fears Rush Of Army Of Refugees From Canton Area (BULLETIN) (International Nev.-s Service) HONG KONG, Oct. nese troops, on the crest of a speedy that carried an army of twenty miles overnight, today tramped into the all-but-deserted streets of Canton. Headed by tanks, the hosts of Nipponese crashed through flim- sy, hastily constructed outer defenses of the prrcat southern mctropalis with the firing of only a few shols. (BTTI.I.ETIK) (International News Service) NEW YORK, Oct. Gard- ner Hale, bcautifu! young society artist, ended her vibrant life today by jumping from her 16th floor suite in Hampshire House, midtown hotel. According to police, Mrs. Hale, a widow, leaped from her window- shortly after 6 a. m. and landed on the sidewalk of Central South Park, opposite Central Park. Companion Of Hopkins. During recent months she had been the companion of Harry Hop- kins, Works Progress Administrator, and had attended many gala even's with him. She was known in sc- ciety and art centers in ihe capitals of the world and was a frequent guest at state functions in Washing- ton. Hopkins was at the Nelson House in Poughkeepsie this morning whe.-e he has been staying while conferring j with President Roosevelt at Hyde' Park. Hopkins was "deeply shocked" when notified of Mrs. Kale's death, word of the tragedy was conveyed (Continued On Hankow Defense By G. W. GIFFEX Internaziona! News Service Starr HOXG KONG. Oct. Capture of the great south- ern Chinese port of Canton by Nipponese invaders be- came seemingly a matter of hours today as Japanese troops entered the southeast- ern environs of the sprawl- in ir ciiy. Bringing their south Chir.a sive close to a spectacular climax, (Coatuin On Tiro) Prague Apologizes To Reich Legation Alleged Invasion Of Sudeten Border Village Is Cause Of Move Lithuania Seeks To Forestall Move A n To Carve Country Army KetTKltS News Service) CHICAGO, Oct. life blood o'f DeForest Jayne today stained the blanket of flowers on the grave of his sweetheart. In full cowboy regalia, the 28- year-old former rodeo star com- mitted suicide there yesterday 24 hours after the burial of his fian- cee, May Sweeney, 25. Jayne had been completely un- nerved by. the sudden death of the young woman Saturday night, his family said. An hour before he was to take her to a dance she collapsed in the.bath room of her home. Police trying to revive her quoted (International News Service) KAUNAS. Lithuania, Oct. an effort to forestall a deal which might carve up its territory, Lithu- ania today went forward with an at- tempt to appease both Germany and Poland on the minority question. The first step was announcement that the Lithuanian is prepared to meet the demands of I the German majority in Memcl for modification of "state security" laws. These regulations imposed restnc- tions on Nazi organizations. I As a result of this announcement, a meeting of the Memel Diet was i cancelled._______ Seek Witness In Struthers Slaying Police Informed Man Saw Fitch In Car Just Before He Killed Tokyo Claims Million Chi-1 nese Troops Are In Flight At Hankow worried. On a hunch they drove to cemetery. They found Jayne sprawled across the burial mound. (BULLETIN) (IntcTn.itliMi.il Xcws TOKYO (Saturday) Oct. than a million Chinese troops for- merly defending Hankow are re- treating "in a sate of debacle." a dispatch from the central Chinese battlefield snid today. Naval air reconnnissance observed division after division falling back Hankow in confusion, from the front north of the Yangtze river, A dispatch from Hong Kong said that more than a million civilians have already evacuated Hankow and her sister-cities. (lincrnftllor.al News Service) PRAGUE. Oct. 21. Czecho- slovakia moved closer within the orbit of Nazi Germany today after Prague authorities apologized to the Reich legation here for yesterday's alleged Czech invasion of a Suds- ten border village. The incident precipitated a clash in which five Czechs were reported killed. At the same lime the Czech gov- ernment dissolved the Communist; party and suspended publication of two Communist newspapers in Prague and about 20 in the prov- inces. Finally, a Slovak delegation at Munich to a German pro- posal for cession of Crcch territory to Kiir.cary. It remained to be seen whether this territorial sug- gestion will be accepted by the Hun- garians. Early reports from Budapest stated the Hungarian covemmrnt rejected the new cession of- fer and was considering a fresh re- quest to- Chancellor Hitler and Premier Mussolini to intervene to avoid a Czech-Hungarian conflict- The next step in the reoricntation of Czech policy was expected to be a denunciation of Prague's military alliance with Soviet Russia. (Special To The News) YOUNGSTOWN, O., Oct. Struthers police are seeking a man who is said to have seen Henry Fitch, who was murdered in front of the Struthers police station Tues- day night seated in his car just be- fore the fatal shot was fired by an unknown man, who has since eluded Identity or custody. The name of the witness has been unrevcaled by police, but if he can fc located, It is believe'. that furth- er light CU.D be thrown ,on the mys- tery shooting. It has been found that the at- tempt by Fitch to communicate with Sheriff "Ralph E. Hlser, earlier in t.' e day that Fitch was shot, was to secure information on how to collect a debt owed Fitch, and it is believed had no connection with the shooting. Charge Forces Aiding Bulkley Violated Law (International News Service) WASHINGTON. Oct. cut violation of the law today was charged to forces supporting the re- election (if Senator Robert J. Bulk- of Ohio by Chairman Mor- ris Sheppard (D5 of Texas of the senate campaign expenditures com- mittee. Donations by federal employes to tie Bulkley-for-senator committee, ir direct contravention of two sec- tions of the U. S. Criminal Code, which forbids contributions by such employes to any candidate or any committee promoting his campaign, were disclosed by Sheppard, who said: "These contributions are clearly illegal. I shall present the evidence to my full committee next week." Arthjir Mometer The kids are oj school today, Minnie end Charle end and all of them think its quite a they figure they ars in luck. Trie reason is. as you must know now. if you haven't merely mention, ihe teachers jrom counties end icicle are here 'lor iheir anr.ur.1 convention. Young looking lassies begun, and ladies of terms, iclio hare taught the kids many a year. English. Latin and germs. And they're gathered in for a first grade meet, but the arc yetting the tor they're out today for iioliaay. the. weather is jijiy one.