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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 2, 1938, Bluefield, West Virginia READ Paul Malton’a column In Tho Tairgraph Daily. gJhttfwlib Pails WEATHER WIST VIRGINIA: Centrally fair Sunday and Monday «*e«pt pot-aibly light snow flurries in north • att and evtrame north portiOna Sunday. Colder and Sunday night. Volume XLIV. No. 314. Bluefield, W. Va., Sunday Morning, Jan. 2, 1938. «UUH,D^ar~» Price, Five Cents Interest Keen In FDR’s Message To Congress Monday PRESIDENT TO GO' 8EF0RE_S0L0NS Tax Relief, Anti-Trust Laws Will Get Emphasis FOREIGN POLICY EYED Regular Session Convenes Tomorrows With Important Problems To Be Solved Girl, 15, Walks Again After 2 Years Of Helplessness, Charleston. W. Va.. Jan. I. — Fit teen-veer-old Betty Jean Boggs celebrated New Year’s day by walking around the garage while her father greased the car. and then went to a movie. That isn’t anything unusual for the ordinary girl, but to Betty Jean they are still thrilling experiences -She is able to walk normally again aft'* two years and four months of lying face down. fort To Get Control Of Important Railway FORCESjLoyalists Hold Teruel CALIFORNIA TRIPS IO Million Jobless A &S* > R « b / els 1 0l J e    U    In    U. S. Indicated Of War Worst Battles m | N Si BOWL /„ National Count FIRST MES DF Insurgent Efforts To Reoccupy City Said To Converge On Yenchow In El- Have Been Beaten Back; Rebels, However, golden Bears Beat Tide 13-0; Claim They Dominate City Madrid. Jan. I. MPI-—A govern-1 of the civil war. raged In heavy 1 Mountaineers Get 7-6 Victory Over Texas Tech (Bv The AMoriated Prrtil Shanghai, Jan. 2.—-(Sunday) Two Japanese columns mov- Even more exciting is the pros- ing rapidly southward to com* J** ‘he conquest of Shan-years. Because she studied while tung province today were con- been beaten back. Terrific pressure from Insurgent planes and artillery forced the government to give ground, the announcement said, but later one position was recovered. • Dispatches to the French fron ed city, 136 miles east of Madrid Mad! Meno* celebrated New Year’s day by receiving the gift of IOO grams of sugar <about 3 5 ounces! and the right to purchase one egg each with their daily food rations. The heaviest snow in seven years Oridders Tie /it YENCHOW-S FALL WOULD    ^ r ^^“ o .“IJ^^ B0WL GAMES RING DOWN CUT OFF FOES ESCAPE held blizzard-slashed Teruel where both armies suffered from the cold. CURTAIN ON GRID GAMES i Insurgent attempts to reoccupy ; and communications virtually were f ———————    I    the strategic city were said to have | at a stand-still around the contest- Nippon’s Forces Move To Complete Conquest; Extensive Bombing:    Operations Carried On By Jap Planes In Taisban And Snchow tier said the Insurgents were cele- blocked street car traffic and blank- vince’s southern border. Japanese dispatches said the two clumns, skirting a Chinese bratina recapture of Teruel. object surprise government offensive two of bitter winter fighting since a weeks ago Insurgents reported they dominated the city completely.) The communique said mechanized Insurgent columns, assisted by great masses of aviation and artillery. moved at dawn across the snowbanked plains outside Teruel forcing government forces to give ground. Two powerful Insurgent attacks captured one strategic hill, but the communique said government troops regained it later. The battle, one of the greatest eted the gaping shell holes in down town buildings Many citizens suffered from the cold since Madrii-eons were forced to surrender all blankets except two apiece last fall for the use of soldiers. Barcelona dispatches said a terrific snowstorm handicapped gov eminent efforts to send supplies and reinforcements to halt the Insurgent counter-offenslve.H East Welt OO Man Wins Liar Crown With Story About Wife’s Inertia _    .    _    ,    Chicago,    Jan.    I    (Ah— John P Santa Clara Trounce* Zeienak Jr.’* short but tall story L.8.U. 0-0 In Sugar Bowl; juothgr of an astounding lnven- Rice Take* Colorado 28-14 Won won bim the crown of world champion liar today. CENSUSJELEASED 7,822,912 Report Themselves As Unemployed ACCURACY QUESTIONED And Auburn Beata Michigan (Complete stogies on the bowl football games will be found in the sport section of this edition.) Washington. Jan. I. (AP)-— President Roosevelt worked to- utv I * he was ln ***- 8he do< * 8n ‘ t ««*<■* verging on Yenchow. important congress which seemed likely to l0M . more than a year.     rail * * 1uncUo n near the Dro- bear down heavily upon the Betty Jean suffered deep burns ™ llwa y junction jiear me pro notes of tax relief, budget bal-! £ , her bark fro ™ neck to bcr I heels. January 4 1935. when her anclng and stronger anti-trust pa | am as and bathrobe caught fire law*.    I    from a gas stove. The chief executive discussed Physicians despaired of her life resistance center around Jalahan. ■Ine enter iexecutive a scussea but managed to save her with seven the sacred mountain, already had the general legislative situation blood transfusions.    captured Pingym and Feicheng. at a "pot luck” luncheon with I Her mother. Mrs. N. D. Boggs west of the Tientsin-Pukow rail-Bpeaker Bankhead at which ar-J commenting on Betty Jean’s slow way- which marks the main line of m recovery, said    the Japanese advance. "She even had to learn how4o    Would    Bar    Escape eat sitting up all over again, she Captnre of Yenchow, it was be-was so accustomed to eating while Ueve £ would cut ofT pscaptf for , he ut, , .    .    ...    lying on her stomach.    Chinese forces still battling the tn- Although Bankhead said he She added her daughter is ex- vaders around Taishan and the talked of numerous subjects with peeled to be "as good as new” In nearby city of Taian Yenchow is I       1    --- !mV" P rne ld IS:b.m p .n ’ on * burn u not i ?J r S u “o"GFf.i°c.™ir.^Vb5S't ln,ensive D _ rive To Enlar fl® Operators Seeking Lower Rail Betty Jean spent the weary loo miles north of Suchow. Junc-months in bed knitting, writing and tion of the Tientsin - Pukow and reading letters from correspond- Lunghai railways, the latter being ' My wife.’ ’wrote Zeienak. who probably will get crowned a second time by the subject of this story, "is so lazy a1)* feeds the chickens pop com so that when she frys the eggs they turn over by themselves.” Those 22 words hit officials of Present Busine** Recession Is Not Represented In Big* ger’s Figures Washington. Jan. I. (AP) — The national unemployment census informed President (By The Associated Press)    ,    . California’s battering Hears th * Burlington (WI* > Liars’ club j Ii, .    «    ..rf.    m the eye like a grapefruit squirt and All-America Whizzer White    as they sorted through 10 000 lies ________________________________________lived up to all advance notices    submitted by aspiring Anabases    Roosevelt today that the total Forty armored cars. three big today as the one exploded the    !     of the nation’s unemployed lay guns and over IOO    trucks were stall-     ilnVinmil     c * ub    * nd his fellow oITi-     H . ^hooqio ann a nr»««i ed in snow    difts    waiting    batter    Alabama Rose Bowl myth sky    cers came to Chicago today to an-    between (.822,912 and a possi- weather.    high and the other fought his    nouice Zeienak. of Tacoma, wash.,    ble maximum of 10.870.000. Communiques declared govern- heart out in a losing cause in    Anding were based upon (Turn to Page Foun        , w .__pionshlp medal for the best lie of rangements were completed for Mr. Roosevelt to deliver the message ptrosnally to congress Monday. Na Units Yet CRISER SEERING ICE IO RESUME ADDED MEMBERS COAL RATE CASE headline attractions of the annual New Year's day football bowl festivities. West Virginia university’s Mountaineers held a one point lead for nearly three periods to defeat the Texas Tech Red Raiders by a 7-6 I score in the Sun Bowl at El Paseo. Texas. 13.000 people saw the 1937. Huett proudly described the medal as diamond studded. If he wasn’t lying. Just think what the whole bottle, unbroken, would have been worth. the fact that a voluntary registrations of the unemployed conducted between November IS and November 20, 1937, showed 7,-822.912 to be. by their own testimony, out of work and wanting pions. Tile club started as a Joke. but in a few years became inter- northerns outpassed and out-gain-i nationally known. of what new legislative proposals,| if any, the message would contain. However, blistering attacks of big business and monopolistic practices earlier this week by two administration stalwarts. Secretary I Ickes and Robert H. Jackson, assis-tint attorney-general, inspired widespread belief that the president would have considerable to say to congress along this line. Senator Borah (R-Irado) Arch Foe of Monopoly, said ‘ action” was needed to meet the problem, adding “it is time to legislate.” Demands for revision of the corporate tax structure, particularly the undistributed profits and capital gains levies, reached a crescendo during the recent special session and admisitration leaders have indicated compliance will be one of the major tasks of the regular session. A special house tax subcommittee has been working for weeks on a bill to effect the changes. Move For Defense Bankhead told newsmen there was a disposition in congress to economize Trade Body Planned Rate To Hampton Roads china!* 1 " fat ‘* f8t trunk of TO PUBLICIZE BLUEFIELD MARKETS re-resdlng a letter from President \ ti,* chinese ar Taishan were re-Roo^velt.    ported    led bv the famous ''Chris- “She’s trying to make up for flan general.” Feng Yu-Hsiang. lost time nim.” Mrs. Boggs laughed long among the most bitterly anti-haopilv. "Nobody can leave the!japanese of China’s military men. houj unless Betty Jean goes aJong. j apaneae airp l Jn es were said to But that a Just all right w ith have dropped more than 700 bombs us _   in    the    Taishan    urea    destroying or __  —   j imaging many of the famous temples that crown the mountain or nestle on its slopes. Suchow also has been heavily bombed by the Japanese airforces. Two hundred ENDANGERED ed in their first invasion of the bowl yet emerge victorious. More than 262.000 fans turned out for the six games on the holiday card from coast to coast. Borne 90.000 of them watched Blub Ant ioch    year’s    s^ce    1929    the    ^/^hUe    a    simuRan^us    houi- olub has been choosing cham- I to-hooaa canvas in selected areas Indicated that this total was but 72 per cent complete. Qualifies Figures In making this report to the chief executive. John D. Biggers, administrator of the census, said it In 1929 the present officers ran an informal conquest in Burlington on New Year's eve and asked the police chief to enter. He told  ........   w    „ lc ______ them lie never had told a    lie in his     wafl important to bear In mind that uv.uw in wirm w»u neu oiud mo- * a * sP *ri a ny with a new year bemuse a certain number of peo-son’a "Wonder Team ” hang a    13-0    iHi,* ^     ple A obU>M ’ tl U not ** “* _ ,    _ i beating on Alabama, thereby turn-     on T hiv derided that was    the best    * umed the    number of Jobs ... v    .    _     4    „    mg bark the Crimson Tide for the    7,2^     H m    gave him the J" 1151 *** f .to bring a return Additional Revenue Will Be Present Charges Favor All- first time in five Rose Bowl as-     to u 0 ™ 1 * 1 condition.” lie added: summed is.    I    _ _ :__——-  ’When    the usual family bread- «    ..    . . .. .    ~    winner is Idle, two or perhaps more tumble Beat Alabama    nDPP RnnPIIITrn    nit*mlx«is of ti ce family may enter By the simple means of taking advantage of Alabama fumbles. Washington. Jan. I. (AP)—'The In-1 ripping the Bama line apart, and Put Into Effort To Advertise City Rail .Shipping To Eastern Markets, Is Claimed resume Wednesday consideration of a complaint against rail rates on bituminous coal from points in West I Hie chamber of commerce s care-fully-planned campaign to raise a terstate commerce commission will | pouring their bruising backs, par sizeable fund to publicize Greater Bluefield will start this week  Every cent of money raised by en- Chinese civilians" were" reported towns tile membership of the trade    Virginia.    Virginia and Eastern    Ken- killed or wounded in the raids^ [body will be spent to advertise Blue-    tuckv to    Hampton Roads    ports for S sirii ZnicirLi roun. {ield ' s ^tractions from two stand- I trans-shipment outside    th*    Vlr- ^ J.uZl ni    c    li/    *    P° lntR    a    crnlfr    and M «lnla canes. cli, ruling the International settle- l&n l£ j ea j p ^ ace ^ W hich to live and ment. took stern measures to cope i. a _ with terrorism following Saturday’s j t, upp mrdla wU1 b * URfd a dally ticularly Vie Bottarl and Bam Chapman, througli the resulting holes, the Bears bulled over a touchdown each in the second and th lr periods to win. CD AL ATTORNEY Declares He Will Support FOR ??S, b .L n . g    i rfidi0 pr°*ram. an attractive booklet D ,    soldiers were wounded Five RTcn- and Rpace ln out-of-town newspa- Plea For Road Cut Rdpa thrown at the group by i P ers. It is the most ambitious com- _ ur Li d ® 1 tifted persons, probably from | nmnlty-advertislng program Blue-   ____ .    ,    a Chinese hotel at a busy settlement fiel<l has ever attempted. G. L. FUrr, I much as possible”    CA VQ DEFICIT    WILL CROW     8<,v ^ rRl    ch ‘ n ^ pedestrians    chamber president, said, but that the troubled international    °     utnV;l1    ¥V,, - L -     unu "    including a woman, also were     It is bellcve<1 that th *    program ur per loos to win.    '    _ .    _    ,,    .__ n For individual achievement, how-    Gets    0(10    Of Major Posts amia capes,    ever,    the Cotton Bowl and its Rice-    llnriAi*    Now Qpf-Un The complaint,    filed with the!Colorado c **^i was the thriller for    uiiudi    new oci commission early In the year, said Uie day. White, leading the under-       —    —— the rates were unreasonable and In do * Coloradans, astonished 37.000 u _ • nm IA DTT DC    IAI violation of the interstate commerce 1 Fans by personally taking charge of ntAUUUAn I trio    111 act. Hearings were begun In June.! two Arst-quarter touchdown drives    _ to send the Rocky Mountain cham- CITY situation “might make some differ- I ence’’ in appropriations for national defense. The president already has informed congress that world events : which were causing him “concern" j might impel him to recommend a naval construction program which would substantially exceed (me on which a house appropriations subcommittee has been working for weeks. This would provide for construction of 18 new warships and would increase the naval appropriation bill $50,000,000 beyond, the current $516,000,000 figure. Uncertainty over the probable effect of the current economic setback on government revenues and Avers Spending For Prosperity ‘Myth’ Has Been Exploded By U S. Experience wounded. To Search For Arms The council gave the police sweeping authority to search public or private property for unauthorized arms, threatening to expel from the settlement anyone com will mean thousands of dollars in new business tar Bluefield and many new residents, particularly from the coalfields. “This canvass for new members to raise funds to publicize Bluefield. W. Va.-Va., is not a charitable campaign but an ernest effort Washington. Jan. I. (ZP)—Senator     C °Jnvnn!p t0 enlist npw recruits •. the cham- ?n b,,r of commerce which has for JU supplying     solf ‘ purpose the promotion of the city's business and commercial wel- Harry F Bvrd <D-Va> coupled a statement today that he would sup port President Rooeevelr, Dreamed *?«,     01 .. t . m '°_ r !? t » ° r « taure reduetlouln the federel eooronrlt- „    . and continued until Wednesday. Rates Protected The rates are $2.52 per gross ton from the Pocahontas. New River, Winding Oulf and Greenbrier districts: $2 62 from Kenover-Thacker Kanawha and Logan districts: $2 75 from the big fiandv-Elkhorn district to Hampton Roads norts for trans-shipment and a five cent dumping charge. Tile complaint charged the Hampton Roads    trans-shippers pions away to a flying 14-0 lead. That’s where sophomore Ernie Lain, who turned out to be a whole lot of ball-player, entered the picture, and alien he came in. Colorado's chances went out. Ernie scored one touchdown himself and passed for the other three as Rice shoved over three ttallles In a big second quarter, added another in the third, and walt/rd in with a 28-14 decision over the Buffalo Brigade that had gone through its the labor market. Conversely, when the breadwinner is satisfactorily reemployed other members of the family may withdraw from the labor market. “Then, too, you recognize, but it should perhaps be emphasized, that the number of people who reported themselves as unemployed should not be confused with the number of people who need financial assistance or relief. Many people consider them selves unemployed who are financially not compelled to work. "Irrespective of their need, when ■they seek employment, tiiey enter Will Handle All Legal Matters the labor market and compete with _    _    ..    others who have Jobs or vitally In Connection With ED* need Jobs. Ther are therefore, a factor in the unemployment problem through they may never seek relief.” forcing Codes Walter Virgil Ross. widely known Bluefield lawyer, has been appointed attorney for District No. 7 of the National Bituminous Coal commission. with headquarters in Blue- tion for roads with s demand that at the same time “the extrava- Settlement authorities, American and Briton, hoped to prevent development of a terroristic campaign —- v. ■. *     u    Since    July    I.    he said.N,« relief needs added to the task or government, had spent $300 of wwnment agal ^ st Japan s dom ination of the get the ax. and bv a major opera- shanghai area. Friday Lo Pah- tlon    Hong, eminent Chinese Catholic fere.” Edward Steel, secretary-man-ager said. "We are not going out to solicit I funds for the promotion of the interest of any one group no matter how worthy: our purpose is one field.   _____„„„- TtM1 „ rr , T    _               Tile    appointment    made    bv    the were "hampered, handicapped and re * ulRr ««won unbeaten and un- commission in Washington. D. C . prejudiced in meeting various forms tled -    was announced here yesterday bv of competition by excessive and unreasonable rates and charges; that they have lost a large tonnage Of the 7,822.812 who reported themselves unemployed, a total of 2.001.877 were emergency relief workers. Women who voluntarily registered as out of work comprised 1.996.699, including those doing emergency relief work. Two Classes “Tile unemployed.” biggers’ let- Kanta Clara Upset L. 8. U. Herbert D. May. manager of the. Upsetters of the dav were the statistical bureau of District No. 7. Ut to the president said. may be Burkina Bronrol of Bant* Cl.Ji Tlw nppolntWnt I* onr at .hr divid'd toto two    On'    eta the president and his aides in charting the financial course of the government. In suggesting curtailment of federal highway expenditures recently, the president told congressional Democrats that, because of their huge majority, they would have to assume full responsi- more than in the same period of last | sion shortly after he assumed lead-vear. exnlodlng “the mvth of spend- jership of a Chinese committee coing ourselves into prosperity. operating with the Japanese in re- -___.    storing normal conditions here. m Arf v ' orsp    Tslngtao,    the    Shanghai    port    to- ‘ We are spending as much or ’ ward which a Japanese army is more than ever, and times are get- idriving from the west, was quiet. ------------- ting worse.” he said. "Our revenue A public safety commission having bilify for ~».y expenditiures rn ex- : will not reach the estimates be- restored order after two weeks of cess of his reconnendauons.    cause of the business recession. I destruction and looting of Japan- A note of opposition to any at- prP dict that the deficit for the ffs-f p se property by Chinese forces, tempt to reduce relief expenditures . cal VPar j 93g wj jj ^ more th#n w hi Cb departed Friday. (Turn to Page Four) double the estimate made "The crisis is great, and drastic 182 Remain One hundred eighty-two Anteri- Presidential Declaration On International Affairs Will Be Broadcast To Every Point Of those in the senate wittT Whom"i ...    — /si u    have    been cooperating for four War-Torn Globe By JOHN LEAR Associated Press Staff Writer President Roosevelt’s message to the opening session of the 78th congress on Monday will be hammered home to a war-worried world as the words of no other president have teen. he has to say about and determined action is necessary cans remained in Tsingtao and its to avoid a huge increase in general vicinity, and Samuel .Sokobin. tile taxation, because our financial sol- United States consul, reported all vencv demands that the budget be safe and all American property unbalanced soon.    damaged. The destroyer Pope ar- Senator Bvrd said he not only rived at Shanghai from Tsingtao, would support the proposed    reduc-    bringing five children of American tion in federal road funds but would    residents of the    Shantung port, support "any other expenditure re- About 70 Americans have duction program he (the    pres!- iTsingtao since    Chinese began    q.mi    IQ07    a    . dent) proposes”    burning    Japanese    cotton mills and    OIH!    1370/    AS    rrenCn ■Mm confid'nTMj'    °‘    Deputies Wrestle ( anion Bombed    With Budget Figures Hongkong dispatches reported prosperity of every man and woman earning hi* or her livelihood In the city. ‘ We have no apologies to make; our approach to the person who is not a member of the chamber is in lf or N'W En!land connunm br'.ho w.m .hlpprtth'.lrlp'sofl rnklor port. cornin,, under DMrlct    tho~    ‘orkcr, reason of m«intfn.nc' of ex-clve Unilrtan. state'. Bayou Tie,us    wk^ItaSSSle?SS? immediate economic status. Work to them is not only a means of livelihood of life These unemployed air clearly a pait of the regular labor market. “There is also a second group consisting of those who are not regular workers for wages such as housewives who seek wage lob only when the family breadwinner is idle; daughters of sons who take jobs through choice rather than necessity: unpaid family workers on farms arui in family stores, who 'Turn to Page Four) nong. eminent iinmese baillone 1 dedicated to the advancement of ? n< tJtreasonable rates and charges opening a whole bag of tricks for    wiv' 1 the federal layman and philanthropist, was as- Greater Bluefield^ nrosoeritv -the ■ Ham P ton Road* as compared to a 6-0 victory in a repeat perform- Include* the     nt    JI    ^    . 1300.000 000 sass.nated in the French conces- prosperity of every man^nd worn- pJlL®” rtt , M m . Hlnt . alnpd 41 bv J hp i° f .L^L y ? r ?l 8 » U|!a L BoW ! l i lt ’ ! fJiJHbJfe? fle?dl Pennsylvania railroad nad the New About 45.000 fans turned out for 1 Greenbrier fields. York Central railroad and their! this year's showing. connections.”    j    TI    ie picked teams of east and Tile complaint was filed in the wpst - performing before 59.000 name of the property owners com- spectators at San Francisco, tussled all over the field, but wound up just where they started in a scoreless tie. Auburn’s second team shoved over a touchdown in the second quarter and topped Michigan State 6-0 before 18 700 in the Orange Bowl game at Miami. the nature of presenting an offer to mittee. composed of representatives r ssi st in a worthy undertaking- an of the Big Sandv-Elkhorn, Green-endeavor which yields a return to brier. Kanawha. Logan New River every individual earning his hvell- Williamson. Pocahontas and Wmd-hood in Bluefield, “the secretary 1 ing Gulf Operators associations concluded.    ' In the last month the chamber's '    N.    A W. Cited membership has teen increased 60 Defendants cited were the Chessner cent, thus assuring sufficient j neake and Ohio, the Norfolk and levenue to take care of all of its Western, the Virginian, the Camp-other activities except the proposed bell's Creek, the Kanawha Central advertising campaign. ..... the Kanawha, Glen Jean and East- l ,, M ®f arh » , Jan r Williams of em. the Kellv’a Creek and North-the WHIS staff has teen loaned to western, the Kelly's Creek the New loh°^I n ^n.. 0, O K 0mn ?n rce £ as l ist ! York Central the Nicholas. Fayette! ...... I    —- -•    ■    - the dKeUoL of Chamb?? r ofllGia" ?tar™d7 nbrlW ' ,nd * h ' Wlnl,re<Je *“ weddin ‘    d.y    for Whole Family Fetes Anniversaries Ceredo. W. Va., Jan. I. OF)—It in obtaining the new members. ( the whole family at the home of S. Numerous leaves to Intervene in R. Walters, who celebrated his 60th the rase were granted bv the commission. They Included the New years in support of a for balanced budget will do likewise, as we recog- [Japanese airplanes heavily bombed ^^■<Turn to Page Four)     1    'Turn    to    Page    Four) Nation Counts 164 New Year Dead; W. Va. Road Toll Drops Paris, Jan. I (ZP)—It still was officially 1937 today In the French parliament, whose two chambers mere wrestling with the 193S bud-set.H anniversary today with his wife. Walters. 87. and his wife, 74, joined their daughters and sons-ln-law. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Willis and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mize, ail of Cincinnati, in the observance. mere' and the Maine Traffic awi- B?*     marrled    m elation? Ai<fwi«t*ft TnHne(r(*e n*    * era s day. England Paper and Pulp Traffic association; the Port of Philadel-nhia Ocean Traffic bureau: the Boston Chamber of Commerce: the Portland. Me., chamber of corn els! ion: Associated Industries of I Maine: the Maine State chamber of commerce: numerous eastern Widely Sought Post The appointment, it is understood. was widely sought, but when Mr. Ross became a candidate for the position it was generally conceded by those close to the commission that he would receive It. In announcing the appointment Mr. May expressed himself as being highly pleased with the commission's decision, and complimented them for their Judgment In selecting a man “so highly qualified as Mr. Ross.” Mr. Ross will handle all legal matters arising in connection with the enforcement of the code in the smokeless territory. Tile office. It was said, will require Mr. Ross' full time. Is Well-Known    .    _ m0 rt X" .Td^wfde™' krmwn More Than $75,000 Worth S n e“ fSrSTtaJraS    Merchandise Will Be On identified wttii senator m. m. Neely Display Here From Jan. 11 of Fairmont,     1    I    Ta    1 *2 He has been a resident of Blue- *0 IO field for the past twenty-five years • Turn to Page Four) FOR BUYERS' IFK Whatever he has to say anorn j .    Take    Highest    Toll    A*    IQio.    I the budget to the senate.    Traffic bureau an <j the Eastern Rl- Ameiicfts views on inter B at lona J Auto* I anc nignest loll A* celebrants erect lyjo, This showed an anticipated '"minmis Coal associe tion and the Clock* were stopped IO minutes    n** w    El ?* la, ? d    Traffic before last midnight and the shut-    .     thp Pennsylvania Public tling of the budget bill between the    commission: Manufactur- j chamber of deputies and the senate er * Association of Connecticut; As-continued Late today the chamber    Industries of Massachus- finished the third reading and sent 2; ts ' western Pennsylvania Coal Traffic bureau an( j the Eastern Bi- affairs will go to every nook and comer of the globe in a recordbreaking radio broadcast. Without knowing what the president planned to include in his speech, acting only on the assumption that something of worldwide importance was bound to follow recent white pronouncements on world rearmament and the Japanese situation, tile National Broadcasting company began Friday to send out mort wave messages info! ming the peoples of the world hat they could hear the p.esident, In 19 separate broadcasts, in seven different languages, linguists drummed up ar. audience over the New Year’s week-end with an- Statc Ha* 9 Percent Decrease In Auto Deaths, With None Reported For New,Year’* Day By The Associated Press    , New Year’s celebrations the police At least 164 persons died with the department credited to a vigilant old year in the United States.    ; campaign by West Virginia, county Automobiles skidding and careen- local officers against drunken ing on damp and ice-sheated streets driving the failure TO receive a retook the heaviest toll, accounting | Pprt of a single fatal accident, for 137 of the fatalities reported Twelve were killed over the Christdom 32 states.    oas week-end. West Virginia’s constabulary Superintendent C. C. Tallman wiped the slate clean Saturday after had appealed to celebrants to stay a year which brought a 9 per cent ft nm behind steering wheels after decrease in highway fatalities, and drinking and police visited night clubs and dance halls at intervals to remind crowds of the warning. Lewisburg, in Greenbrier county. celebrated the New Year today 'Saturday) with the traditional Raleigh. N. C, Jan. I. LD—The announcer broke both arms, but th* show went on. looked hopefully for a larger reduc tion in 1938  __Sergeant    W    B.    Tyree,    statistician nouncements of when and where for the department of public safety. to listen.    I announced 465 persons were killed By Monday noon, the broadcast-I in 1937 automobile accidents as "Shanghai” parade, ers were confident, the world in > compared with 503 the previous i A steady rain failed to dampen general would be tuned in.    year.    I    enthusiasm of participant* in the The international hook-up was Kanawha was outstanding among j 76th annua! event so arranged that when President counties, Tyree said. with a decrease Celebrants throughout tile state Roosevelt began his message in < J 16 per cent over 1936 The 1937 awoke to find :«milar weather nam Washington about I p m. (eastern death toll in the county from high- fell in several sections and cloudy microphone for two hours.    Mrs.    Lilly added. “I have $8 00 standard time) his words would go way mishaps was 54.    ,slue* augured anything but an; Then he went*to a doctor, who more for you if she doesn’t leave (Turn to Page Four). i While the state recovered from I (Turn to Page Four). I put splint* on his broken arms. I that man alone.” deficit of nearly 400,000,000 francs New Bedford board of commerce. ($13,350,000).    I    ----------- Frances dangerous strike situa- Worn An Hits ‘Of-k#**-’ hon remained unchanged, with ar-}    *1118 V-Jiner titrators and union leaders alike WoiTIAn In Fv#» Fnr celebrating the New Year. There    in^yc r°r remained, however, several points of .rursuinjar Her Man’ oispute between unions and em- ployers upon which may    hinge    the :    Beckley W Va tun    1 im question    of whether the    pro-labor    Mrs Acnes iillv walked    min th* LwCrtuf.SSL?taKrn    ^M.ffi,S%k ln i5m™ .apport the peoples front govern- and demanded that she be fined _*    ,    t    for hitting another woman in a downtown store "I lilt her with my fist    and gave her a black eye.” she    told .the magistrate, “because she had Been running around with mv man.” Lemon fined Mrs. Lilly    $8.60. “I heard she was going    to swear out a warrant for me. Echoes Of Court Fight May Be Heard In Coming Session First Primaries For 1938 Congressional Contests Will Be Held Within Three Months; Fate Of FDR Foes Is Watched With Interest BV KIRKE L. SIMPSON 'rebels. Yet thete has teen no talk The great array of new spring merchandise will be exhibited at Bluefield* semi-annual merchant*’ and buyers’ week. Jan ii, 12 and 13, will aggregate $75,000. Sixty-five different lines, repre-! .stilting everything from a pair of I baby shoes to a living room suite, I will be on display. Tile exhibits, expected to be the trios: elaborate in the 20 years’ history of buye s’ week, will require a hundred room* at the West Virginian hotel, j Officials of the sponsoring as-! sociatdon said early reservation* for the event pointed to an attcn- u *    "*    dance of    more than a thousand Washington. Jan. I (IP)—Echoes,of administration lepnsals since Dersons ] Announcer Breaks Arms; Show Goes On of the old battle over the court bill. then. strangely infrequent in the special It will be August before the sec-session. seem likely to be heartland active Democratic senate foe again in tile regular meeting of of the court UU faces a primary congress beginning next week. test. Senator Bennett Champ Within little more Hum three Clark of Missouri goes up for remonths comes tile first primaries indorsement by Missouri Democrats of the 1938 congressional contest. | August 2. During September other Illinois party poll* to pick sena- Democratic court bill bolters like tonal and other cand'dates fall on McCaran of Nevada. Tydings of April 12 and on May 3 Indiana fol- I Maryland, George of Georgia, and J. B Clark tripped and fell early added after paying, "but I got here this morning while hurrying a first.” radio station here to start the Lemon assured her she shouldn’t morning’s breakfast. He continued be fined for the same offense to the station, opened his program again. as usual and remained at the "I Just want to tell you, judge.” lows. From then on until late September several states will be hold-Mrs LUly nu* primaries every month. Especial interest centers upon tile Indiana primary. Senator Freder- Longergan of Connecticut will follow. Political ob-uTvers attach importance to the face that the special   I    session saw no rev»val of charges lek Van Nuys, whose seat is at stake that the administration was pre-w as one of the half dozen senate j paring to seek the scalps of bolters Democrats who bolted presidential i in the primates. A direct threat leadership on the court bill. Dur- was voiced in tile wake of the court Ing the long battle it was freely fight by Senator Guffey of Penn------- . predicted that disciplinary party I Sylvania, then heading the Demo- j pie. inviting them to the 37th action would be taken against the * (Turn to Page Four) 1 buyer*’ week help persons. Most of them will be small town merchants and industrial store manages from a wide area in three states. Sponsors say that the Bluefield buyers’ week brings together a variety of merchandise that cannot be found anywhere else except in a few of the large" cities that are famed for their market facilities. Interspersing the business of the exhabit will be a var cd entertainment program, including two dances and a caba et show . The accosiation is made up of 65 salemen. Harry Cheatham, and Ben H. Williams, both of Bluefield, are on its governing board. This year the Bluefield chamber of commerce if cooperating with the exhibit. TM* week it mailed out more than 700 letters to store peo-