Kingsport Times, March 10, 1939

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March 10, 1939

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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - March 10, 1939, Kingsport, Tennessee VOL. 61 MEMBER A. B. C. KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1939 EIGHT PAQES TODAY PRICE THREE CENTS EUROPE FACING TROUBLE ZONES FRONTS Secession Movement on Foot As Slovakian Minister Dis- missed by Hacha BUDAPEST, March 10. Re- ports from Bratislava said today that Czech police and troops had fired at Slovak separatist demon- strators'. killing one member of the Slovak people's party guard and wounding three others. A Slovak-language broadcast from Vienna said Dr. Joseph Tiso, deposed Slovak parish priest-pre- mier, had sent a communication to German Chancellor Hitler. (Informants in Prague, where Tiso was held under police super- vision. said Tiso could not have communicated A secession movement within Czecho-Slovakia and a fierce inner struggle between bitter-end Com- munists and the peace-seeking Re- publican government of Spain cre- ated today two trouble zones in Europe as Britain raised hopes for a truce in rearmament. Czecho-Slovakia President Emil Hacha dismissed Premier Joseph Tiso and two ministers of autono- mous Slovakia after an anti-Czech demonstration at the Slovak capi- tal, Bratislava. Slovak extremists had been reported advocating com- plete independence from dismem- bered Czecho-Slovakia, possibly with German backing. Czech troops were sent into the territory to check radical Slovak elements and the three Slovak min- isters were placed under police sup- ervision. although not yet arrested formally. Strike Declared German reports to Berlin said Slovak workers had declared a gen- eral strike in protest against the Prague action. Advices to Buda- pest, Hungary, said Czech soldiers and Moravian gendarmes had thrown heavy guards around Bra- tislava public buildings and several regions of Slovakia were under martial rule. The national defense government of Spanish Republican Gen. Jose Miaja said rebellious Com- munist soldiers had surrendered t under drastic measures by Repub- jican troops to quash the war- 'within-a-war. Communists have been in revolt against the defense council since Monday, solitting Madrid's defenses against Genera- lissimo Francisco Franco's Nation- alists. Desnite defense council warnings that "no method, however violent, will be sparred" and its actual use of tanks and warplanes. reports at Hendaye, France, said the rebellion had spread to five other Republi- can centers. The Republican gov- ernment itself acknowledged that fighting still was going on inside Madrid. Time Ripe Optimism in London that the time was ripe for peaceful moves was reflected in Britain's indicated intention to sound out the big pow- ers on the possibility of halting the world rearmament race. These ap- parently were the bases of the op- timism: 1. That Italv's expected territor- ial claims on France would be more moderate than has been indicated: 2. That the end of the Spanish struggle would remove the most dangerous immediate threat to Euronean peace: 3. That Germany is feeling a sc- economic pinch because of her I'tremendous arms expenditures. In Vatican City. Pope Pius XII blessed the cause for beatification of Mother Seton. founder of the Sisters of Charity in the United States who may become the first native American Saint. The new pontiff's benediction was requested by Dennis Cardinal Dougherty and was given in a private audience granted to the Philadelphia Arch- (Sce EUROPEAN STRIFE, P. 8) WEATHER SHOWERS, WARMER .TENNESSEE Showers tonight and Saturday, warmer Saturday and in extreme west portion to- night. V I R I N I A Rain late tonight and Saturday, not much change in temperature, Sun- d u y rain and warmor. KENTUCKY: Kain and warmer tonifjht and Sat- urday. Smashed Counterfeit Ring STATE ASSEMBLY ADJOURNS AFTER TABLING RESOLUTION RATIFYING CHILD LABOR LAW FDR'S PET BILL IS NEW WEAPON OVER SPENDING Economy Group Thinks Bill Is Method to Help Trim Costs of Government Seecret Service mene reported that the arrest of eight persons, two of them women, in New York, had smashed an alleeged counterfeiting ring. Federal raiders captured in bo- gus bills, and a printing press, shown below. Henry Neuwirth, above, right, was held on counterfeiting charges. Anna Rappella, his alleged common law wife, was held for harboring Neuwirth, a fugitive. She holds milk for her three year old son, whom police took from her apartment. Murdered '12 or 15', Slayer Says Before Dying in Chair TUCKER PRISON FARM, Ark., March Jo- seph B. 'Sraokey Joe" Anderson, confessed murderer of four men, died in the Arkansas electric chair today for the slay- ing of Eldon Cooley, 26, Hot Springs chain grocery official. Next President? WARM The' 37-year-old Anderson was pronounced dead by Dr. J. P. Word, prison physician at a.m. (C3T) after receiving two charges of electricity. Anderson, born Buford Goad- son of a former well-to-do Little Rock grocer, marched to the chair calmly chewing gum after confess- ing a fourth murder. He told Wayne county, Michigan, officers that he killed Robert A. Mouich, salesman for the Hobart Manur facturing company of last summer near the Michigan me- tropolis. Denies Principal Crime He steadfastly denied commit- ting the Cooley murder. William Roberts, special investi- gator for the Wayne county sher- iff's office, announced after the execution that Anderson told him and two ministers while eating his last dinner that "I killed probably 12 or 15 people but I have cleared up all I intend to now." After being strapped into the chair, Anderson asked the to "hold it a minute" and Possible next president of France is Jule Jeanneney, a. leading candidate in the forth- coming election. CARTERS HELD NOT GUILTY IN SLAYING Hawkins Countians Tried For Slayiing of James E. Cregger Are Dismissed In Thi. Time-.} ROGERSVILLE, March ter Lee Carter and his son, Mur- rell, were acquitted here afternoon of murder charges grow- ing out of the fatal shooting sev- eral weoks ago of James E. Cr3g- ger, of Kingsport. The jury brought in its "not guilty" verdict less Iban two hour! after taking the case. The verdict was returned at p. in. The trial, which lasted nearly two days, was completed today at noon and turned over to the jury for deliberation. Attorneys repre- senting the Carters said the shoot- ing was the outgrowth of an at- tack upon Murrel! Carter, who. they brought out in testimony, was struck over the head with a crank handle wielded by Cregger which resulted in a fractured skull. Walter Lee Carter testified he shot Crcgger "in order to keep my son from being killed." The state contenderl that the (See CARTERS FKKED, papr 8) By B. RAGSDALE WASHINGTON, March 10. The economy group in congress is regarding the new government re- organization bill as a weapon to help trim the cost of government. If this is" done, it would put the effort to -remodel government agen- cies back on the basis where Gro- ver Cleveland tried to start it 45 years ago. He lost before he got started. Other president have tried on a bigger scale to do the same thing, with the same result. Cleveland ordered John G. Car- lisle, his secretary of treasury, to discharge treasury clerks who did so little work that the government was not justified in keeping thorn on the payroll. He intended to do the same thing in other depart- ments. Deserted Congress When this became known, how- ever, senators and representatives virtually deserted congress to swarm down upon the White House and insist that the order be re- voked. The pressure was so great that Cleveland, sturdy as he was, caved in. The first broad scale effort at reorganization was made by Presi- dent Taft. At his request congress provided the money for a thorough study of changes which could be made to obtain bdttcr and cheaper government service. After two years, the committee submitted four volumes of reports, statistics and recommendations. Taft sent them to congress with a special message in 1912. A year or so later, he wrote: "The reports wen- not populnr (Sec REORGANIZATION, page 8) FDR STANDING PAT ON RELIEF COSTS Efforts Renewed to Insure Peace On Labor Front NEW YORK, March 10. a new effort to bring, peace .to labor, delegations of the American Federation of Labor and the Con- gress of industrial organizations assembled today for fresh nego- tiations tonight. Washington con ferences had brought first a proposal by John L. Lewis, CIO president, for the formation of one big new union embracing AFL, CIO and the four independent 'and powerful railroad brotherhoods, an initial refusal by. federation leaders to consider such a formula and a subsequent deci- sion to do so. This agreement to make the Lewis plan at least the basis for possible discussion did not further commit the 'federation leadership, which was understood to have pre- __ ________________, pared proposals of its ternoon, also passed a resolution posals kept secret. COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD WOULD BOOST BUDGET Tentative Increase Is Set at to Prohibit Mar- ried Women Teachers A tentative budget calling for an expenditure of S329.000 for operat- ing high schools and elementary schools of Sullivan county during the year 039-40 had the approval today of the county board of edu- cation. The new figure is ar. increase of S36.000 over last year. The board, meeting in regular session at Blountville yesterday at- Felevision of Beaut} SUILIVAN STUDENT MANGLED BY TRAIN Leg Amputated as Result of "Hooking a Ride" on TEC Log Train Yesterday Relief Estimates of January Still Hold Good, President Says at Conference addressed the witnesses, asserting he had joined the church and that he felt his "many mistakes" had been "forgiven by the Almighty." He pleaded for clemency for his 33-year-old wife. Lucille, waiting a second trial nt Hot Sprinjrs for alleged complicity in tho Cooley slaying. Anderson said "those peo- ple (Hot Springs) will be satisfied now that I am gone." Cooley's nude, bullet-riddled body- was found last Sept. 0 in a remote mountainous area near the resort city after he disappeared the night before while checking collections at his chain stores. Anderson, his wife. Alfred "Pug" Dickson, 35, and Clarence (Bill) Johnson, were arrested in Hot Springs shortly afterward, tried, convicted and sentenced to death. The supreme court affirmed An- derson's sentence but reversed his wife's and directed she be given a new trial. Dickson and Johnson are awaiting supreme court action on their appeals. While he was detained at sHte police headquarters here. Ander- son told officers he killed George W. Howey of Detroit, Mich Aug. 23, 1938, in order to obtain his au- WASHINGTON. March 10. exccu- President Roosevelt said today that his original relief estimates of early January still held good. The chief executive would not state, however, whether this meant that in a special relief message to be sent to congress either Monday Tuesday he would insist uoon a supplemental WPA appropriation of S150.000.000. About 850.000 needy persons are now on WPA waiting lists over the country. Mr. Roosevelt explained. He said that this was an increase nf about over the number on the waiting list January. 3. This increase, he said, w'as pre- :lictable and he had expected it be- cause of economic conditions which irdinarily prevail in January and February. As of January 3, the President he had expected that :tbout persons wouid be cut off relief rolls by July 1, the bc- Earl R. Ray, 16-year-old Sullivan high school student, was reported in a critical condition at Commun- ity hospital today as a result of having been, thrown from a log train of tha Tennessee Eastman Corporation 'while enroute to home from school. Attending physicians said the right side of the youth's body was mangled to the extent his leg had to be amputated shortly after he was admitted to the hospital yes- terday about 4 p.m. In addition. Ray is said to have suffered a compound fracture of the right arm, lacerations of the body 'and severe head injuries. Still Conscious Although his condition was de- scribed as critical, hospital attaches said he still is conscious and that he said he was thrown from the train while attempting to "hook a ride" home from school. His injuries were said by train- j men to have resulted from the youth being thrown partially under one of the cars and that he was struck by the wheels. The accident occurred several miles south of the Tennessee East- man plant on a railroad line oper- ated by the company primarily to haul logs from the company's tim- ber property in the Bays mountain section. The engineer of the train whose name was not available, removed the youth from the tracks and prohibiting the employing of wo- men teachers who are married, of- ficially named three schools in the county and voted authority to Supt. Clarke to confer with officials of the Kingsport Public Library re- garding a proposal to supply ex- penses for operating a truck lib- rary through the county. The increase in the high school budget over this year amounts to The former budget for op- erating expenses amounted to 000 and the board has set the new- figure at for the year 1939- 40. The elementary school budget was increased ?24.000 from this year to for the year 1939-40. Supt. Clarke explained that the increase in the total amount of the budget was necessary in order to meet additional expenses of operat- ing caused by the construction of new schools and the enlarging of others. The board passed a resolution that no married women teachers will be employed henceforth unless they have a college degree. The ruling applies both to high and elementary schools. (Sec COUNTY SCHOOL, page- S) J A television of beauty was 19- year-old Lillian Eggers when she won the title "Ideal Television Girl" in America's beauty contest, recently held in a New York hotel. SAYS FDR IS LONE BARRIER TO WAR Sen. Bone Declares No Force Stands in FDR's Way in Plunging U. S. Into War (Sec YOUTH MANGLED, page 8) FOUR MEN KILLED IN HEAD-ON CRASH DEMOS SEEK POLL ON PENSION PLAN Boland Says Check for Per- sons for or Against Town- send Plan Sought WASHINGTON, March 10. Senator Bone (D-Wash) asserted today that "no force stands be- tween the man in the White House and plunging this country into a bloody war." Because of that, he said, the people should vote on any declaration of war. Bone, arguing before the senate naval committee in behalf of .a pro- posed war referendum amendment to the constitution, declared that the legislative branch was "a futile instrument" in preventing war. Congress has the constitutional SESSION ENDED DESPITE LONE HOUSE PROTEST Work Officially Closed But Solons Keep Right On Transacting Business NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 10. toward official ad- journment scheduled for noon, the house of representatives voted to- day to table a resolution ratifying the proposed child labor amend- ment to the United States constitu- tion while the senate passed with a minimum of debate the miscel- laneous appropriation bill. Amendments accepted by the senate added approximately 000 to the appropriation measure as it came to the upper house but no one was able to say immedi- ately what total amount was ap- propriated by it. By a recorded vote' of 30 to 2 with only Senators Brooks (Wash- ington) and Moore (Obion) voting for it, the senate turned down a proposal to pay members of the legislature a bonus to cover expenses. A resolution favoring such an appropriation had passed the house. Complete Action The house completed legislative action on the administration civil service bill, adopting a conference committee report by a vote of 65 to 15 with 2 present and not vot- ing at the urging of Floor Leader Ragon and over the protest of Representative Headdon Headdon had obtained a house amendment to the bill requiring state employes to have been resi- dents of the state for threel years. The senate struck this out and the conference committee recommend- ed that the house accept the senate action. Representatives Foley (David- son) and Cole (Memphis) spoke in" favor of the child labor amend- ment in the house. Representative Cameron (Marion) also advocating it said, in industrial towns "worth- ess fathers" require their children right to declare war, but the Wash- ito thern that the ington senator said he did not be- amendment would not prohibit lieve that, constituted any barrier children doing their accustomed WASHINGTON, March 10. One Man and Two Women Are Injured In Collision on Nashville-Franklin Hiway NASHVILLE. March 10. Four men were killed outright and another man and two women in- tomobile, and on Aucust 31 he kid- r.ey for WPA. napcd and killed John Colla. Gary, (Sec SLAYER DIES, page 8) ginning of the new fiscal year. jured today in a head-on automo- Since there are either; bile collision on the Nashvillc- on the rolls or on waiting lists, he explained, the total as of July 1 jhould be around The President, meanwhile, sum- moned members of 'the house ap- nropriations subcommittee to the White House to discuss his forth- coming request for additional mo- ENGLAND TO SEEK Chamberlain Says Prepara- tion for War Will Even- tually End In Bankruptcy Love is Not Matter of Two in Moonlight, Says Church Official beating declared can end only in bpnkrupt- or that sy if continued at its By .JOHN MARTIN LONDON, March 10. ain intends to sound out the big powers on the possibility of halting the tremendous arms which i Pr'.mn Minister Chamberlain has t NEW YORK. March real love than f.vo hearts r. Qmind over moon" when you're. ns onr. love at first sight o; .falling in love, if you take the i elusive .something that makes the word of Dr. Lcland Foster Wood. world go 'round. Dr. Wood has been discussing I love, in an abstract way. of course, Hc intelligence it with the Hunter College and he's trying to teach them to fall in love intelligently. "Love is not a matter of t'vo in .0 uim. ooj, im IJIAUH- the mooniight." sakl Dr Wood! cation, what they thought about it love may be a good Dr. Wood is the secretary of thought Hud'o'n starter but it is a poor place for the committe? on sair. support in Berlin for the" idea love to stop." the home of the Federal Council at least a "token cut" in arma- It seems, according to Dr. Wood, i of the churches of Christ in Amer- .nents. Some newspaperr. predicted that there's something more to 1 ica. I (See AIir.LVJIENT RACE, S) a prim? factor in the pursuit of lasting love and he condemned love based solely on sensation. Tho girls didn't saj-. fnr publi- present, pace. London papers were unanimous today in reporting with optimism the projected disarmament efforts. Political quarters in this connec- tion attached increased importance to the official trade mission which takes R. S. Hudson, secretary for BOLD THIEVES RACINE, Wis., M.-irc.h 10. (IP) Gustino Aiello figured the safest nlace he could park his car was in the municipal lot behind the police station. Franklin road in Williamson county. Those killed were: Fred Bird, 26. Franklin, Tenn. Ned Allen, 23, Franklin. William Wilson of Allisona, Tenn. An unidentified man. Attaches at St. Thomas hospital here said the injured were: Helen Covington. 23, and Virginia. Heale, 25, of Nashville, and W. L. Eudaley, 22, of College Grove, Tenn. Eudaley was reported in a se- rious condition. Officers said the two women (See FOUR KILLED, P. 8) on the Townsend old age pension plan was ordered today by House leaders as possible preclude to calling it up for a vote. The Democratic whip, Rep. Bo- land said his assistants would begin checking next week on sentiment for or against the scheme, which contemplates impo- sition of a 2 per cent tax on all transactions to pay for old age pensions up to a month. If the poll shows a sizable ma- jority of Democrats against the leaders believe it Bo'.and said "the next logical step will be to bring the bill before the House." Contemplate Vote' House chieftains for some time have been talking of letting the Townsend measure come to the floor for a vote, minus a blessing from the committee. The Townsend bill, introduced by Rep. Hendricks is under consideration in the House ways and means committee, which for more than a month has been hold- ing hearings on proposed changes in the social security act. A rival proposal is the general federation's plan for to S60 monthly pensions for the aged, to be financed by a 2 per cent gross income tax. because of the forces of propagan- da that could be brought to bear on members of congress. Gains Impetus "The realisation and the con- sciousness of what you have said i is giving great impetus to this ref- erendum interposed Chairman Walsh Senator Gillette (D-Iowa) called attention to the fact that the same forces which would exert influence on congress- to declare war' in a (See WAR BARRIER, Page 8) SEEK EXEMPTION SOCISL SECURITY NO CHANGE SEEN Dealers Continue to Knife Prices With No Indication of Agreement Hinted Kingsport's gasoline price war work on farms. Representative De- ford (Hardin) and Lady O'Dell (Cocke) advocated it while Rep- resentative George (Stewart) op- posed it saying "us country folks don't need a guardian to watch after our ehi.'dren. You city folks might though." 48-35 Vote Ttie motion to r-> the vote was 48 to 35 with thrc4 not voting, was offered oy sentativc Roberts The bill restricting activities of school bands in competition with professional musicians- was passed today over the governor's veto. The house, which passed the bill yester- day, agreed today to concur in a senate amendment providing that1 it should not prevent use of the amateur musical organizations at political gatherings. The bill prohi- bits bands of state supported insti- tutions from playing at functions operated for profit. The house repassed a bill taking certain powers away from the board regulating general contract- ors after adopting en amendment providing that it should not affect continued today among retail deal- i tenure of the present board. This bill was recalled from the gover- Last Minute News Flashes AMBULANCE CHASERS NEW YORK, March The indictment of 21 persons in crs without inclination of an agree- ment being reached while the ma- jor 'distributors of petroleum prod- ucts maintained a "hands off" pol- icy. At present, gasoline may be pur- chased in the city at prices ranging from 18 cents per gallon to 22 cents. Eighteen cents is the price charged by the distributors in order that the retail dealers may make their legitimate margins of profit. Four Hold Level A survey reveals that only four service stations in the city arc maintaining the recommended price of the distributors, while all the other stations arc selling gasoline ranging from 18 cents per gallon, the present wholesale price, to 22 cents. The majority of the stations are selling gasoline at 20 cents per gal- Collegians Say Working Stu- Ion in order to coinncte with "the dent Should Not Have to Bear Burden of Tax i retail price charged by dealers i across the stale line in Virginia. (Sec GASOLINE WAR, page 8) nor's office yesterday at request "of Senator Newman (Davidson) who demanded the amendment .saying that he had been misinformed as to the effect of the bill passed. The senate completed legislative action on the administration bill making uniform the allowance for gasoline evaporation in tax collec- tion and passed one of its own bills exempting school buses from state toll bridge payments. After being informed that the governor had vetoed a bill which would have" permitted payment to constitutional officers of impound- ed portions of their salaries under a former administration, the senate, voted to eliminate a similar item from the miscellaneous, appropria- tion bill. The 7Jst general assembly offi- cially en-Jed its session at noon todny but went on transact- ing business, despite a formal and (See STATE ASSEMBLY, pajra 8) WASHINGTON, March 10. Undergraduate spokesmen for a an alleged "ambulance-chasing ring" was announced today by Dis- claimed total of 100.000 college stu- trict Attorney Thomas E. Dewcy. Dcwey said nine lawyers and 15 tipsters and runners were named in the indictment. HULL PROTESTS AGAINST BILL WASHINGTON. March Secretary Huil formally pro- tested to Governor Herbert Lehman of New York today against a bill passed by the New York state assembly to require the placing of "marks of origin" on imported articles sold in New York state. FDU MAY RENEW RELIEF REQUEST WASHINGTON, March Representative Woodrum. Dem- ocrat. Virginia, said today he thought President Roosevelt would renew either Monday or Tuesday his request for an additional for relief. o FDR TO ACCEPT SYKES RESIGNATION WASHINGTON, March President Roosevelt said today he wouid accept the resignation of Eugene Sykes of the federal communications commission. Mr. Roosevelt said he expected to receive the resignation during the day. dents asked congress today to ex- empt student employes of fraterni- ties and educational institutions from the Social Security payroll tax. William W. Stifler, Jr., Amherst College student representing frater- nity business managers, presented a brief to the house ways and means committee asserting such an exemption would help poor students get a college education which "in itself is the best security in old age." Poll Is Conducted Stiner's brief asserted a poll con- ducted. by the Amherst 'College stu- dent newspaper showed that 34 col- leges in 20 states with enroll- ment of over 100.000 students fav- Kansas City, Holding Deathless Record, Will Broaden Campaign KANSAS CITY, March 10. This midwestern city, which at- tracted nationwide attention in 1937-38 by completing more than a year without a school child being killed in traffic accidents, has called a halt on car deaths of all ages. It is in the early stages of an in- j son by taking in sewing, touched tense campaign which already is off the campaign. getting amazing results. j Angrily, City Manager H. F. Mc- The campaign opened the first lElroy, called for an end to such of ths year. There were only six accidents. On a recent occasion he persons killed and 131 injured'-in stepped from his own car and per- January February. For the sonally seized the keys in the car same two-month period in 1938, 20iof a motorist he defected driving Three rigid steps account for the remarkable down the speed limit at night, safeguarding pedestrians at crossings and elimi-. nating the for traffic violat- ors. Death d_v fa young mother, who was" supporting herselfTand young (Sea SOCIAL SSCUEITY, Pags 3) i persons were killed and 250 injured. I (See DEATHLESS RSCOSD, P. 8) ;