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   Bee, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1937, Danville, Virginia                                WEATHEB AT A Generally Fair Tonifht ud Thursday Everybody Reads The RegisterBee In Trading Area Buy and Sell Through Classified Section Of The RegisterBee FOUNDED FEBRUARY 1899 NO ASSOCIATED PKBBS IJEASED WIRES DANVILLE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON DECEMBER 1 1937 HOME EDITION PRICE THREE CENTS Late News Blast Occurs LONDOX Dec violent explosion wrecked the Cordite building In the Royal gunpowder factory at Waltham Abbey today Jarring the entire district but ac cording to the War office none was killed or injured an official statement said originated in a Cordite stove There were 20 men In a nearby blending room but they escaped tIre broke out but was quickly controlled by the factorys fire brigade and authorities said plant operations were able to proceed rtrain Wrecks MAKTINSBURG W Dec passenger train engine rammed into derailed freight care on the main line of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad west of Martlns Durg today and rolled over In a field Nobody was Injured An alert fireman on the freight engine which was pulling 13 load ed freight cars averted what might have been a tragic accident by flag ging down the oncoming passenger train 4 Anxiety Shown LONDON Dec IP House of Commons today reflected anxiety over the fate of British Japaneseconquered JAPAN RETURNS SEIZED LAUNCHES Offers Apology For Taking Over Foreign Vessels Action in Yielding on Incident Follows American Protest American Flags With as Being Disturbed by Strong Reac tion in United Return Two ItalianOwned Throwing Flags Into River SHANGHAI Jap anese nary returned to its owners with apologies today an American owned launch seizure of which by Japanese sailors yesterday drew a cnargea with its supervision reveaiea j protest from the United States con that despite bad weather which has See Power From Plant By May 1938 Steady Progress Is Made At The Pinnacles Cable Is Nearly Complete An inspection of The Pinnacles project yesterday by city officials charged with its supervision revealed GREEN LEWIS ACCEPT PLEA 2 BILLS ENDANGERED FARM WAGE PLANS FACE DELAY NOW House Fight Causing Such Turmoil Measures Are Threatened sut general Apparently disturbed by strong re action In the United States the Jap anese returned two American Hags with the vessel They also handed back to their owners two Italian vessels with apolo gies that their seizure yesterday was By nOUGLAS B CORNELL WASHINGTON Dec be Orchard Is Honored By The Pythians Phoenix Lodge Greats Grand j Chancellor at Enthusi astic Rally CHARGE FORD WITH UNFAIR PRACTICES Take Personal Charge Of New Peace Movement slowed down outdoor work the projj hindthescenes struggle over crop ect is nearer completion than had control and wagehour bills threw been anticipated house members today in such turmoil Graphs showing daytoday progress that some legislators said both meas make it possible to predict that power will be flowing to Danville sometime next May unless something inter venes to delay the power house ures might be endangered Representatives of urban and in dustrial districts indicated they would interests In venes w aelay ltte power nouse cotton from Shanghai In questions put to all a mistake TUe transmission line probably will farm bill mlless southern col Foreign SecretaryAnthony Eden Japanese assertions that Japanese letwt ncxt There is lator Eden aid negotiations with sailors had not Jonly onc iQ now The labor bloc arranged to organize last night but postponed the meet ing until tonight on the plea of Chair man Norton ENJ of the labor com mittee all a Japanese assertions that Japanese allors had not thrown tha United pan were proceeding and that wej States flag into the Whangpoo river and when they took over the vessel were havent agreed io anything 2 Army Fliers Killed SHREVEPORT Dec army reserve pilot and an en listed man were killed today wlienj K Barksdale field plane crashed j near A very awonrt 50 mflcsi wert of Tcxarkana Ark The pilot was Second Lieut confirmed by United States consulate officials The William Hun Steamship Com re the Consul General protested yesj of American I property and discourtesy to the flag Officials explained that the flag the city limits Connections were made with the power house in Dan ville and the line yesterday but there is still one or two steel towers to be up and down the river ing the cable to the distribution i from the river road Point Lookout Dam will insofar as concrete pouring is cemed by December serve Field of Bock Face Ga Wont Intervene DETROIT Dec F Deuey federal labor conciliator salt no reason for in trrrenlng at this time In a strike of United Automobile Workers of America members In the Ford Mo tor Companys St Louis assembly plant Seek Wage Bill Changes WASHINGTON Dec The American Federation of Lab ors executive council will hold a special meeting December 3 to j draft proposed changes In the pending wages and hours bill President William Green who lias said the measure should be adjoining Chinese launch at the time j leaving the j consolidation of the dif with cement and sand She preferred to see how many of i 24 necessary names could be added today to a petition to wrest the wage hour bill from the rules committee before the house within rules committee has to be undertaken later i summer the American vessel was seized j one half Qf tne Jarge gtave A Japanese embassy spokesman plpe has Deen coveted and the j ninefoot diameter tube Is being built at the rate of 125 feet a prevented house consideration ever since the senate passed the bill last pytbians turned out in force last MB CHARLES ORCHARD National Labor Board Issues i Complaint and Sets Hear ing for Dec 16 j ST LOUIS Dec Na tional Labor Belatlons board issued a i complaint today charging the Ford j Motor Company with unfair labor j practices in its St Louis assembly j plant A hearing was set for Dec 16 Charges against the company were filed with the board Oct 25 by the United Automobile of Amer ica which called a strike at the plant a week ago alleging discrimination against its members Milton N Johnson plant manager j served with the complaint by Miss Dorothea de Schweinitzr NLBB reg ional director specifically denied each of the unions charges The complaint alleged that the company has interfered with re strained and coerced its employes In the exercise of their right to self organization By 1 Threatening to discharge em ploves who wore union buttons in theplant or displayed other evidence of union membership 2 Threatening to discharge em ployes who refused to sign a state ment that thev were satisfied with conditions and the com Turn to page 6 Story Xo 3 Forty Extras To Be Worked at PO During Christmas Although Mrs Norton said a to greet W W MacNichoIs of doubleedged sword might kill both I Newport News grand chancellor of farm and labor bills house leaders Virginia paying an official visit to j panys labor policy declared they were not worried about Phoenis and to hbno a mem 3 disseminating progress also is made on the lining Ulther Majority Leader Kayburo said 1 i loyalty pledges and urging and of the water tunnels and next weekjae the wagehour m compelling employes to sign them lit is expected to start placing and i titlon would welding sections of the penstocks also o i construction of the surge tank I Delivery of all of the water turbine equipment some of It composed of the end In corridor conferences however movement to scuttle the farm bill momentum Mrs Norton exceptionally heavy masses of metal precjicted a determined bloc would nus been promised by December 18 and some of the transformers have make trouble unless the petition is completed by tonight years 4 Threatening to close the plant Hfty Danville members i and move it to another city unless at the meeting and anumber of dlsi employes halted labor activity and dropped any union affiliations victors includoig Samuel sleeping all union and organ Sherertz of Hoanoke who is menj tottonlll activities under strict suir tioned as headed now for the Xirginia j Traction Co May Decide on Buses Soon City Will Want to Know De cision Before Starting Main St Repaying The public works division of the city Leaders of Rival AFL and CIO Organizations Agree to Set Down Together When Ne gotiations Are Resumed Way to Re unite Labor Delegates Have Made No Progress in Recent Weeks WASHINGTON rc L Lewis and William Green will take personal charge tomorrow of will serve notice on the Danvlile Tracganized labors peace negotiations tion and Power Company next Febr sitting down together in an attempt ruary that it should begin the relayi to reunite the American Federation ing of its track on Main Street anil of Labor and the Committee for In North Main Street In order that adustrial Organisation goodly stretch may have been com pleted before the city starts repairing in The commanders of Labors warring factions were brought together by Danvilles principal thoroughfare in Philip Murray head of the O April The plan is to give the tracj Peace committee He proposed the tion company plenty of time to get conference late yesterday and Green started so that the street paving promptly accepted the invitation ect will not be held up by the trackLewis and Murray will be the age operations C I O representatives at the meet This of course is premised on Green w111 be accompanied by decision of the street car company to Harrison chairman of the A retain street cazsa decision whicHF of L Peace committee probably will be reached towards the I Negotiations in the last five weeks end of this month when the traction j been Jn iile of three company holds its directors and and 10 from the holders meetuig C I O although they frequently re The traction companys franchise f f persons saia runs until the year 1950 but it is quite actually had accomplished little The joint committee yesterday list likely that the concern which has furnished public transportation for so many years In this city will give seri ed five points at issue headed by the basic question of whether workers from street cars to buses Independent estimates place ineach major industry should form one large o system the i or be organized by craft the A F of chancellery Peter S Ford a already arrived The expectation is DNY added that the heavy turbine machinery will j cotttm boys M onhe of Plans are being made at the Dan ville postoffice for coping with the augmentation of mail and parcel post a j i Qg JLitUUi O j material which will be heavily in j the power house before the side walls were entitled to support from I evidence towards the middle of this are built so as to facUitate machin congressmen because theft had aided farm legislation n to get contended udge Hoffman of The grand chancellor addressed the 6 Md cost of renewing the street car tracks on Main Street from Floyd Street to Mount Vernon and from the rail cross Ing on North Main Street to James Street at about This to gether with of the intimidation of employes seeking to than the rights of selforganiza more L The other problems concerned r I The C I demand that It remain semiindependent 2 ltd insistence that power of the federa tions executive council be curbed 3 lodSe the sent back to tlie House labor com mittee for rewriting announced the session was ordered to Postmaster H C Swanson is plan ning to carry out the orders of last a de termination to keep the incoming and outgoing tide of mailable material formulate minimum rates of pay j and maximum hours and to pro pose methods of enforcement Motion Denied CINCINNATI Dw The court of appeals denied a mo tion today to permit Mrs Anna ery emplacement Trusty Who Fled To accomplish this forty addition At Durham George Swann negro who escaped from jail some weeks ago was back Captured yesterday al helpers will be necessary The postmaster stated that men and women on the Civil Service wait in e list will have first call next will come exservice men who are in need j in a cell today of wor5c and the thlrd wlu iat che was brought Marie Hahn to remain In jail hen be young men who are trying to work back here by Officers Hopkins and their way through college or engaged j Hall He was sentenced for an ABC law violation and for having a gun extramen will be drawn in as j Assigned to duty as a trusty In the the mail increases but most of them jjaii he was sent out to get a news wiil be on duty a week before Christi paper but he never returned to the mas jail after getting it pentlin her anneal against a death sentence for the poison daylng of i in other worthy life enterprises Jacob Wagner Preparations for her transfer to death row In the Ohio peniten tiary at Columbus got under way immediately Phils Buy Morehouse MILWAUKEE Dec of the International League today sold Inficltler Frank Morchouse condltlonafly to Philadelphia Nationals Morchonsc batted 266 in 70 games last sea son Warships Speed to Japan PARIS Dec always I The meeting which assumed the Many southern members Have opposed form Qf R recited maie by state Pythianism The of the order and which has been and a number of members and offi the wagehour bill on trie contention it would harm industrial development in the south We are forever aiding and abet ting farmers and never except through thePWA have we done anything for js tne oldest pvthlail taDaa the industrial sections said Gava gan How can you expect farmers to sell in the cities while you have One ofthe featUres of the evening resentatioa wnQ Qm i tion I 7 Distributing antiunion propa ganda and fostering and financing the Ford service workers and the Ford loyalty I 8 Laying off and refusing to rs hire certain workers because of their union membership Machinery to make an agreement 4 The number of votes investment in the necessary j to heid by c I O unions in a motor buses to to agreement and Green have talked Players Embark Without Pants Two Other Nations Sounded Out on Demands of Hitler people working for starvation was Democratic chieftains were in Turn to page 6 Story No 1 I Danville Negro Seeks Patents On 4 Devices Jacob Wilson 51 year old negro of Liberty Hill who earns a living by unpacking tobacco at the Virgvnia Carolina warehouse has completed designs for useful objects on which Rent a division of her most modern cruisers to the far east today fol lowing from Tokyo that Japan misht attempt to take con trol of the French concession in Shanghai Pair Held in Killing fHILADGLriUA Irc England and France Seeking European Peace to Approach Austria and Czechoslovakia j been taken over by a Washington j legal firm which examines proposed LONDON Dec and had promised to cooperate with paints to see if they are actually new CzechoslovaI1 France informed sources disclosed to tral Euwpean powers day will sound out Czechoslovakia fcia fears Hitlers ambitions east of and Austria on their willingness to make concessions to Relchsfuchrer j Hitler on the problem of German minorities within their borders This next step in the campaign for European of a vast j diagnosis of European sore will be taken as a result of the just ville Mr Orchards interest in Pythian ism dates to its early days and while th I he has been offered statewide preferi S411 JOSECal Oec we remain i TwelTE S311 Jose State college footj i ball players went off to Hawaii withi j out their pants j j Bill Hubbard assistant football i coach discovered the silken uniform breeches after 27 men left for a post season game with University of Hawaii Dec4 The vital garments left for Hono lulu by China Clipper today vide service throughput the city Surveys are expected to be made to determine whether it will be cheap er to lay new tracks and keep up the street car service or whether it will be cheaper to dispose of the street cars and secure a fleet of buses If the latter decision is arrived St it is be lieved that the city would be willing to relieve the traction company of the duty ol tearing up the present tracks and making a smooth pavement from curb to curb within the area of streets to be improved among the rankers to promote Its interest The gift last nightwas commem orating his Tecentljobserved 87th birthday He responded in genial vein End with a rich store of reminis censes Judqe Harris Asks Peery To Aid Spanish Rebels TOETO Dec tfP Japan formal tte Spanish insur 15 gent regime of Generalissimo Fran cisco Franco The cabinet previously had announced recognition would be KIXG STASIS VISIT MORETON HAMPSTEAD Dec j rain today marred i f granted AICKS FBOF1TS INCREASE NEW TORS Dec ithe start of the first visit of a reignj chemical Codrug naanufacturer with kmg in three centaries j principal plants in Greensboro N Philadelphia reported con Joseph HealjYiT nml his bride of concludcd FrenchBritish diplomatic two months were held today for j talKS questioning by New tives in connection with the Mayi London and Pari showin more ing of Mrs Margaret ilorc 65 in I willingness to help Germany than at Her small Greenwich village grocery j time slnce tnc Versailles treaty shop Her throat was slashed BUTTER AND EGGS CHICAGO Dec hoped In return they might draw con crete commitments toward peace from the BerlinRome diplomatic axis French Forclen Minister Tvon Dcl rator firsts 18 12 other prices un changed Todays Queer Story 809 firm creameryspecials 93 scorci bos who received the British views at SP 1434 extras 92 38 34 extra length in two days of talks which firsts 9091 3637 34 firsts 8889 closed yesterday will conduct part of 3334 other prices Eggs i the inquiry into the minorities situa steady refrigerator extras 19 tion on a visit to Frances central and 14 refrigerator standards 19 eastern European allies starting later this week The nature of the concessions which might be expected of Czecho slovakia and Austria was not cHsclos There have been recurrent rumors of mi Imminent Nazi putsch in Gcr mixnpopulntod sections of Cecho slovakiR to reunite the more than Germans vmdcr the Prahn government with Hitlers new Ger many They have remained merely Before Delbos and French Premier Camtlio Chnutcmps left London yes terday it was learned they assured Chechoslovakias minister to Britain I Jan Garrlgue Mnsaryk that Britain G N nee Norman certain If he ever liny fever If will be fatal Hv hrcc times during the InM four each sent him to the hospital with a dislocated shoulder I then proceeds to get letters Germnnv One of the ls for ft drlnfcinS cup to be used by men working in Restoration of diplomatic harmony J pablic works which can between Britain and Italy Germany j o ie worker s belt ani diplomatic ally would be required Qther ig a bucfcet deslgced fore real progress could be made to M to from dust and ward the appeasement London another is for an outdoor lavaj and Parts were seeking j tor of rwxd Cm and tne ourth ls j Negotiations toward this end will be carried on through Rome and Lon don diplomatic channels it was re ported The British a steam generator which he has per fected and which he uses at his home Wilson said that since boyhood he mously said the London talks between the premiers and foreign ministers of Britain and France offered the best opportunity in years for achieving a general understanding and a reduc tion of armaments although it was admitted the would bo long and j difficult These opinions also were marked by 1 fi beliefthat Europe was fvirthcr from the possibility of general warfare than for years past Britain must sound out the Do minions and otiior Interested powers on the other phase of Germanys am Belgium and Por tugal who gained colonies at the ex pense of Germany in the World War settlement would expected to do nate land if the hat were passed around for colonyhungry Hitler The BritishFrench talks were closed on this note Insofar as Ger many was concerned That her de mands require much more extended study and that London and Paris would cooperate with all countries in the common tisk of promoting in ternal lonnl appeasement by methods free and peaceful ideas into material reward Christmas Checks To Be Mailed Out On Friday Night ttamillrhanks with Christmas Savings accounts decided this morning to deliver the accumulat ed earnings which among the six on approximate MIUHHI on next Vrlday nlslt IVcrmbpr 3rd nutting them in the hands ot tlie public on Saturday Some t the hanks do not mail out the checks but make them available nt Hint bank where they mny he call ed for The original jilan had been to mail the eherks out on rteeomber S hut there was a general feeling imong the hankers that an earlier dMrlhiiflnn would meof a popular convenience jail dungeon since the outbreak bur marks and boys bad thrown stones craies whlch he obtained from local Turn to page 6 StorrXo Holiday Date Awaits Word From Others Differences Prevail Over Prop er Length of Markets Christmas Pause The sales committee of the Dan ville Tobacco Association tentatively agreed yesterday evening to close market from December 15 two weeks from today until Tuesday January llth with some of the committee feeling that the reopening should not be ordered until January 17th However it was made clear that these dates are by no means official as there are differences current at South Boston also at WinstonSalem and until the Danville board of trade finds out what those two markets to do there wUibe no official pro mulgation Some of the members believed that the long Christmas pause would wise and that my midJanuary thexe might be an upturn in gen eral conditions It is generally agreed however that by the time the market closes in the middle of this monttk for Christmas practically all the use ful tobaccos will have been sold j The market average dropped below bv two prisoners on the 20 cens per Lb figure yesterday W H Gosney night jailor j NEWPORT NEWS Va Dec body at the hips was hospitalized due prtncipally to lowered quality and Booth is serving a stretch of time Hitter reclusive keeper of j her wound was termed not dangerous i n Part at to national shad Captain Johnson said n sheathed i ow There were individual lots which butcher knife was taken from Hitter jsold highly on their intrinsic value who offered no resistance but police ixvlth somc wrappers at S7i per him searchcd the jumble of tools and mis1 dred cellaneous objects in his store in vain The sale her yesterday totailrd for the weapon Used in the shooting T998C8 pounds sold for Rltter operated a store years ago in i an avcrVc Price ol 8l988 hun the building which in later years he dred had used for storage purposes j Hf worked in the ptant of the port News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock i Company for many years In recent j years he was seen almost daily pushI Ing through the streets of the city a i Trial Justice Calls Governors Attention to Jail Trustys Action j Judge Kerr Morehead Harris of the juvenile and domestic relations court today forwarded a letter to Governor the In jail last Ito of Cornwall j con i Despite the rain crowds of Cornishisolidated net profit for the quarter imen lined the roads as King George i September 30 of 0 e1a a share com J equal to a capital share spending last night aboard the royal pared with or a share train j in the like quarter last year Aged Man Kills Girl 11 and Wounds Companion Scribbling On Sidewalk in Front of Store t had ideas of his own about a lot of j on conviction for striking his daughter an shop was held in press unam1 things and is now trying to convert j and nobojy but the governor can Hn undisclosed jail today on charges compensate him by sentence Mrs Harris Is reciting the details of the jail episode and is recom mending that Booth be given suf ficient time off to ensure his release from Jail beforeChristmas Booth went to the rescue of Gosncy anri swung the jai keys Hke a flail and subdued the prisoners William Roberts and Sam Terrell both of Lexington N held here for rob bery The two prisoners have been in the reduction of j that ne murdered an 11year old scboolfrirl and seriously wounded her companion as they scribbled on the sidcwalS fronting his musty store Detective Captain J M Peach said the 7year old man arrested yester day as he calmly clipped the hedge about his home across the street from thf store admitted 1 did the shoot ing but gave no motive Juvenile Officer Edward Burcrter however revealed the shopkeeper re cently had complained children were defaeing his property with chalS high with boxes and were removed yesterday and were giv en usual prison rations after being on bread and water at the building and Into the bact merchants Old residents of the neighborhood j THE WEATHER Temperature Reading The Bea Radial Thermometer By The arresting officer Captain B A Rtter lived to himself with only Johnson said witnesses told him Kit his dogs in his small house Amid magj tor apparently shot once from behind nolia trees behind high picket fence j the screen door of the store sxt the Cultivated roses and magnolia blooms children as they marked on the sidegave his home a picturesque setting j walk and twice more as they fled Ruier will not be arraigned on Neighbors rushed out to find Sue double of felonious Stokes lying four doors from the and murder until after the funeral ol i store and Mary Ellen Coleman screaming in the street The Stokes chDrt R bullet wound in the heart diert en route to the hos pttal Mary EUcn shot Chough the rum 12 the Stokes child authorities said this i morning Commonwealths Attorney tin Herbert O Smith io would rec ommend no liberty on bail be allowed Cloudy on fhf geiicrally fair in he Inferior and TluirMliiy not much in tcmpcniturp N fiirtlv o night and Thursday liitie In rlrar p m Vitrrdnv 1 m i m 11 m   

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