Stevens Point Daily Journal, February 20, 1939

Stevens Point Daily Journal

February 20, 1939

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Stevens Point Daily Journal (Newspaper) - February 20, 1939, Stevens Point, Wisconsin trunts JBofnt Batlu Journal c I T Y EDITION FORTYFOURTH YEAR FULL LBASCD WIRJE SCRV [US OF THB ASSOCIATED ftlfSS STEVENS POINT, WISCONSIN, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1939 10 PAGES SPEED ACTION ON NAVAL AIR BASE BILL _ ByPAULMALLON (World Copyright Synd by Ine. All prod act ion in full or ID part strictly prohibited.) Washington, D. C. The new er changeth. Joe Keenan, as ted an Inside political worker Mr. Roosevelt has had (includ- ing Tommy Corcoran) resigned as assistant attorney general. The official reason was taken from the form list of acceptable-ex- c us es-up on-resigning. Form No. 2 was used: "Mr. Keenan desires to recoup his private On the Bide, officials aay righteous new Attorney General Murphy does not want "political personalities" in the judicial branch of government, hence he has no use for Mr. Keen- an's politico-judicial talents. This sounds inspiring and until you turn over to page 5 in your daily paper and find that at the very moment "political person- alities" were banned, Mr. Roose- velt nominated Senator Barkley's campaign manager to be a Ken- tucky circuit judge. Looking elsewhere for more con- vincing reasons why Mr. Keenan bowed himself out, you will find that he would have made a good Ohio circuit judge, but the job was given two weeks ago to Law Dean Herschel Arend of Ohio university. Mr. Roosevelt promised Cum- mings the appointment for Arend, when Cummings retired. If Mr. Keenan, the man who selects judges for Mr. Roosevelt, cannot get a particular one for himself, ap- parently ha has no way to go but out HUG TO DIFFERENCE ON POUCV Wayne Taylor resigns as assist- ant treasury secretary. He does not use the form list, or any ex- but says he would be glad serve he new deal anytime In r other job. Aa Mr. Taylor's Job was the handling of the stabiliza- tion fund and the banks, he might as well have said outright his resignation was due to a dif- ference on policy with Treasury Secretary Morgenthau on one of tbese two subjects. But this obvious deduction Is ob- flcured, by word semi-officially passed around that their difference came over the sale of American planes to France, a matter entirely out of Taylor's JMorgenthau's, for matter. The Insiders know Mr. Taylor half-way sided with the Eccles federal re- serve crowd in their differences with Morgenthau over banking pol- icies. A long and strong conflict has been going on about this, pos- sibly the most important policy conflict of the changing new deal, as it involves money and credit two bellows which In- 'flate or deflate evcryman's pocket- book. FDIC AND RFC CARRYING FEUO It has been kept exceptionally quiet, but the FDIC and RFC have been shooting sharply at each other lately. The Federal Deposit Insur- ance corporation is trying to stop the Reconstruction Finance Corp. from forcing the banks to cash their collateral. FDIC is supposed to be advising banks not to accede to RFC policy. The whole matter of banking and credit policy is heading up into a knock-down-and- settle-it scrap. Mr. Taylor got out before he was carried or pushed, onroe Johnson, assistant corn- secretary, is missing, but no one has been sent to find him. Commerce workers tell each other their superiors hope he will not fail to go far and remain long. He was a Roper appointee and, therefore, would be expected to go, but he is also a Jimmy Byrnes man from South Carolina, and as such, might well remain on If his resig- nation were not expected. The Hop- kins ho use cleaning In commerce, while alow, will nevertheless be ef- fective eventually, and half a dozen other changes are certain EGBERT LIKELY TO KESIGN POST Lawrence "Chip" Robert, secre- tary of the Important Democratic national committee by day, a more important social leader of the new- deal from 4 p. m. on, friend of Presidential Secretary Mr. Robert is arguing a slander charge In court against a Georgia legislator who said he rolling in wealth His finger in public projects all over the U. S. Washington does not know much about the charges. The court will settle that, the Democrats here say. But you will hardly find a one who does not expect the publicity to bring Mr, Robert's resignation eith- er from his political position or his business as head of an architectur- al and engineering firm. The two do not fit perfectly at a time when billions are being spent by the pub- 113 works administration But tbese possibilities and devel- opments of a single day fall by far to express the real extent to h the new order Is under altcr- There seems to be a widen- ing feeling that after all there la likely to be less than two years of this business left, and a man murt look after hli own future. Chinf- SEEK SOCIAL LEGISLATION AT Statewide Organization To Be Set Up; Against Weaken- ing of Labor Act Madison, Wis., Feb. 20 A broad program relating to social problems was adopted here y day by the Wisconsin state confer- ence on social legislation at the closing session of a two-day meet- ing. The delegates decided to set up a permanent legislative office in Madison. Representatives of labor unions, educational, religious, social work and co-operative groups, women's clubs and youth organizations at- tended the week-end discussions. Alfonsl Outlines Plan The plan for permanent organiza- tion outlined by Assemblyman Paul Alfonsi, Progressive, Pence, pro- vides for selection of two delegates from each congressional district, and one delegate from each of the civic, economic, and farm organiza- tions of the state. Alfonst said a sub-committee of seven would be set up to arrange for naming the congressional dis- trict representatives, while the var- ious organizations would choose their own delegates. The conference went on record against any weakening of the objec- tives of the national labor relations act and recommended'that labor un- ions of the state declare a holiday on the day when the legislature votes on the "employment peace act" sponsored by the Wisconsin council of agriculture, and that the members march to Madison to op- pose It. It approved all legislation propos- ed by the Farmers Education and Co-operative Equity union as against bills sponsored by the coun- cil of agriculture, and favored a program to promote harmony be- tween farm and labor groups. The conference also: Urged the legislature to author- ize a committee of the university college of agriculture and repre- sentatives of "legitimate farm or- ganizations" to investigate monop- oly control of farm prices. Opposed Assemblyman Maurice Fitzsitnons' bill to limit public em- ployment of married persons. Support Atntie Supported President Roosevelt's appointment of Thomas R. Amlie to the federal Interstate commerce commission. Opposed any budget cuts for ed- ucational service In Wisconsin. Urged the legislature to memor- ialize congress to pass an emer- gency appropriation of to prevent masa lay-offs on WFA. Opposed "any attempts to foist a sales tax on the people of Wiscon- sin, whether It be disguised as a luxury tax or a tax on gross In- come." Supported Alfonsi's bill to require the state to increase its share of old age assistance payments from 30 per cent to 40 per cent, so that pensions may be increased without additional cost to counties- Supported bills by Senator Wal- ter J. Rush, Assemblyman Laurie Carlson and W. W, Clark to extend the emergency mortgage moratori- um legislation to April 1, 1941. DISMISSES CHARGE AGAINST H, WAINER Milwaukee, Feb. Judge Patrick T. Stone today dis- missed an indictment charging Henry M. Wainer of New London, Wis., with evading payment to the government of In income taxes in 1929. The indictment was dismissed on motion of U. S. District Atty. B. J. Husting, who said the tax case was the outgrowth of a liquor law vio- lation charge on which Wainer was sentenced to serve six years at Leaven worth in 1935. Italy to Send New Troops to Libya London, Feb. Italian decision to send more troops" to Libya, In north Africa, was announced today in the house of commons as the British govern- ment sought approval of costly rearmament program. R. A. Bualer, undersecretary 'or foreign affairs, said Italy had In- formed Lord Perth, British ambas- sador to Rome, was "sending more troops to Libya x x x to provide lor the security" of north African territory. Thirty thousand troops had re- mained In Libya after reductions In the force had been effected under the Anglo-Italian accord rati- fied laat November. WE FORECAST Fair tonight and TiKudaj; coMtr tonight, mocn colder tm extreme MttUttMt; slowly rising temperature to Toet- Hlchrat Mid towett darinff the but U noun; TanfMtt, Unite Borah Returns to His Desk Senator William Borah Back at Ms desk following illness which kept him away two weeks, Sena- tor William E, Borah, of Idaho, dean of the upper chamber, a lively interest in proceedings. (Ctntral Press) ROADS ICY AS FREEZE COMES AFTHUL THAW Temperature Goes Up to 39 on Saturday; Minimum Today Two Above Bain, sleet and snow came down over the week-end as the tempera- ture fluctuated over a 39-degrec range, dropping to a minimum of :wo above this morning after climb- ng to 41 Saturday afternoon. There was one warmer day this year, January 9, when thc-maximum was 46. Slippery roads and streets result- ed from the rainfall on Sunday ns the temperature stayed close to the freezing mark. The rain froze aa t fell and an icy coating- formed, jater, conditions were a little im- proved by a rough coating of sleet and snow. Highways are still slippery In many places, the Portage county department warned today. Taking advantage of the thaw on Saturday, the department sent out ts motor graders to clear remaining snow and ice down to the pavement. The work wag undone Sunday by the weather man, and the roads were more hazardous Sunday and today than on Saturday, as a re- sult of the new formations of ice. In the county the curves, hi Us and intersections have been sand- ed. SPANISH WAR VBT DIES Milwaukee, Feb. W. Herzog, 63, a past commander of the- Hugh' J. McGrath camp, United Spanish War Veterans, died yesterday at the Veterans' Admin- stratton hospital at Wood, Wis. Four Killed In Accidents In Wisconsin (By the Associated Press) Four persons were killed in Wis- consin accidents over the week-end, one drowning as an automobile broke through river ice. The dead: Louis Wild, 50, of La Crosse. B, L., about 60, of Lewis, Polk by. Mrs. Marie Stuessy, 68, town of Granviile, Milwaukee county. Wild's body was recovered Satur- day night several hours after the coupe In which he was riding with Robert Kallenbach, 23, broke through Ice over the Mississippi near La Crossc. Kallenbach swam ashore. Gibbs was killed at his farm Sat- urday when boxing of a circular saw, with which ho was cutting wood, broke loose and struck him. Mrs. Nelson was killed Saturday and her husband critically Injured when their automobile skidded off n. highway near La Crosae, tlpppil over and rolled into the path of an approaching van. Mrs. Stuessy was killed by a truck Saturday as she crossed a Milwaukee street. NAMKD LAY JUDGE Trenton, N. J., Feb. Frank Hague, Jr, son of 'he Jersey City mayor and state democratic leader, was appointed today by Gov- ernor fi., Harry Moore as a lay judge of the court of errors and appeals, Nrw Jersey's highest law tribunal. He succeeded Thomas Glynn Walker, who resigned to be- come a common pleas judge of Hudson county. Blizzard Paralyzes Traffic In Northern Part of State (By the Associated Press) Northern Wisconsin and the upper Michigan peninsula, battled today to shake off the effects of a para- 'yzing blizzard, one of the severest :n a decade, which brought traffic to a standstill in some localities and caused numerous hardships. The storm began Sunday morn- ngr. At Superior, streets and high- ways had drifted shut by nightfall. Some drifts were 10 feet high. Euas- es and taxi cabs were snowbound. Two Great Northern excursion Tains from the Twin Cities to Duluth's winter frolic were stalled outside the Superior city limits. A Superior-bound Soo Line pas- senger train from Chicago struck a snowbank near the city and stalled. Ashland also experienced paraly- zed transportation as a northeast gale whipped snow into high drifts. All busses and trains out of the city were held up Sunday night. Crews rrom the city and county, and the Northwestern and Soo Line rail- roads were cutting away the drifts today. Highways were dotted with cars abandoned when drivers found the going too hazardous. Madison, La Crosse, Park Falls, Wausau and Green Bay reported snow. Sleet was reported at Stur- Bay late Sunday, while at nc Bock a freezing rain fell Sunday night. The ski carnival at Iron Moun- tain, Mich., was handicapped by a stiff wind which kept all but a few competitors off Pine hill, highest artificial ski hill in the world, Northern Minnesota suffered equally winds whipped freshly fallen snow, and sealed highways with drifts. Two were re- ported. COLD WAVE HEADS EAST (By tlic Associated A cold wave over the middle west headed eastward today in the wake of rain, snow and abnormally warm weather. The coldest point on the weather map was Minut, N. D., with 30 be- low zero. Temperatures ranged up- ward from that mark and that lo- cality eastward and southward across the nation. Forecaster H. A. Downs of Chi- cago said sub-zero weather prevail- ed In the Dakotas, Minnesota, wes- tern Iowa and down to Nebraska. He predicted near-zero weather to- night In Wisconsin, Michigan, Illi- nois and Indiana, and said the east, basking in a February "heat would be jolted rudely tonight and tomorrow by "decidedly colder" weather. A ttorm area which centered over the Rocky mountains Saturday had moved to toe upper St. Lawrence valley today. It brought precipita- tion during the week-end to nearly every Beclion of the nation. Northern Minnesota residents dug out of snow drifts for the third time In two weeks and counted at least one dead. Airplane and car- ferry service wag resumed the Straits of Mackinac after be- ing interrupted by the week-end snowMtorm. There wai 49 of snow on the ground Rapids debaters 22. Nine schocjls competed, winncm In district contents lifld the wcrk before. Shawn no, Oconlo and Nce- nah look part ns schools In thr Oshhosh district. Wisconsin Rap- Gianton, Moainco, Wtiusau mid Antlfjo t cprcHt'iilctl the Stevens Point, district, mid Torntih, the LoCrosse district, The Shawnno ilrlialcrs, coached by Donald Olson, Edward Sum- mers, Robert MnruU, Don Kosen- brrg, Walter Ebrrlrin, Roger Cnnl- well Dtifl Roy Sir-tier. The drtintc question wnn: "np- solvptl, thnl the United SI ales ahriuld pHtntillsli iin nllinnce with Great. Britain." The were nine members of the college facul- ty. French Halt Negotiations With Franco Paris. Feb. nego- tiations with Generalissimo Fran- cisco Franco for peace in Spain and for recognition of his nationalist regime have been suspended abrupt- ly. The conversations struck a snag at the nationalists' Burgos head- quarters last night when delegates ruled that only uncondi- tional surrender of republican Spain or final victory for national- 1st arms could end the civil war. The French mission hod been In- structed to seek a promise of leniency towurd the republican side ns well aa assurance that Spain would be rid of Italian and German forc-OR as a basis of the recognition of Franco which It hoped would bring peace. Senator Leon Bcrnrd, French emissary to nationalist Spain, de- cided to go to San SebnstLm today and cross the frontier Into France later to confer with Sir Robert M. Hodgson, British commercial agent in nationalist Spain, and ftak fresh instructions fruni Palis. Beriml nnived Saturday night in Buigos. Sir Robert saw the nation- alist foreign minister. Count Tran- cisco Gomez Jordana, )n Burgos and left immediately Tor the French frontier where ho was believed to have made a long report to London by f dephono. Mennwhile Berard ncgotlnted with nationalist officials In what scented to be a. regular schedule of trjllti arranged with his British colleague. Thn furrlgn minister wns rcporlpd to hrtvo gone to Barcelona to con- sult Frnnco. Advices Bald there would he no furl lior talks at Burgos before WcdnendHy. Then, diplomatic sources said. new efCort.i probnbly wniikl he miidc hy both French nnd British states- men to win gomr concession from Franco which would facilitate mpubllcnn surrender. Officially, optimism wns still ex- pleased that Bcrard'H mlsnton would aucccfd nnd Premier Edounrd Dala- dler's cabinet would be nhle to pro- ceed to formal recognition of Fran- co. The principal-French condition to the- establishment of diplomatic re- latloiw, the pledge tliat post-war Spain be independent, wivs beilevnd lo hnvp been snll.ifled by the nationalists. ----------4---------- Boy Bicyclist Hit by Truck, Leg Is Broken Stanley Walcnuk. Jr, 17, son of Ml', mil] Mrs. Stanley Walesa ll, Mi) Pt entice htreul, suffered a Imdly broken light which wns frac- tured above, nnrt holow the knee, when struck by a truck while riding a hicyelc in lln; !HIO block on Clark Satimlay morning. The lower IH K cfunpound Cincture. was riding west on Prominent State Cltirk street and In dodging snow- tmlla being thrown at him by two boys got over on the left, or south, WIK fell. 20-- Funeral arrjuigenu'itls wi-ic beiny made toduy for Vlclor M. Stoliit, 40, Eau Claire attorney pionilricnt in American Legion aeHvltluH, who died in WuuHau Mi-moi hospital Saturday tif liwut disease, StolU served us 11 rcfilmfillal ser- geant-major at Giant during the World wni. He later was lOlli District commander of the Ameri- can Legion and was gcnfrnl chaii- man of the IB.'Jfi Wisronnln depart- ment convention at Eau of thn street, and was struck by a truck owned and driven by Tom Purler, 1321) Main street, ac- _ cording to the police department's 18 Deaninccount of the accident. The driver reported he unable lo avoid sliildng the boy. He wafl a formt-t Pj.iu Claire county disttiel aliorney. In he DELAY EXECUTION TO PERMIT APPEAL TO SUPREME COURT Rniim-d, Flu. Feb. 20 Franklin Pierce McCall, hia head coumy aisuin nuorm-y. m ,y.n m-, shuvcd for the electric chair, today was the republican nomincf fw was granted a stay of execution un attorney general, losing in the gen- eral election. Hi? mother. MIS. Rose Stolts, of Sjechlervillc, sur- vives. Admits Marriage of Four Months Failed Hollywood, W Thrice wed Doria Kenyan, singer and for- mer movie star, admitted today her marriage less than four months ago to Albert D. wealthy advertising man, "hasty" and "IncompftUMe" nnd would be dn- aolvcd In a Nevada divorce court soon. The statuesque 41-yar-oId blonde disclosed the marital break In n brief typewritten statement taken to newspaper officer by an em- ploye of Laskcr's national advertis- ing agency. Laskfir. 58, was reported id he at the Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minn. Iron Mountain Ski Meet Again Delayed Iron Mountain, Mich., Fob, strong winds which made ski jumping dangerous forced a second postponement today of the Kiwanl.t club tournament dedi- cating the now Pinc Mountain fllfdc. Tho meet now is scheduled 2 p. m. tomorrow. About 35 riders, of an original field of 59, indlcnted They would remain for tomorrow's event. HI Ftlday If) permit an appeal to the United States supreme court of his conviction in the death of five- year-old Jfimes Eailcy Jr., who WM kidnaped and killed last May. McCall wns lo have died at the state prison farm here today. Sup- erintendent L. F. Chapman of the said li" ordered postpone- ment under authority given by the denth warrant lo hold executions any day of the week set by the gov- ernor. He said he acted after a telephone conversation with Gover- nor Fred P. Cone. The stay obtained after rela- tives bade tearful goodbyes yester- day to the youth who confessed kid- naping the Cash child at Princeton, May 26 and collecting ransom after his victim wax dead. C. A, Avrlctt of Jasper, McCall's attorney, said he would go to Wash- ington Immediately to present the case to the United States supreme court. Prison officials carried out plans to execute Paul Fried Bunge of Tampa at 10 a. m. Bunge was con- victed for the murder of his wtto and two children. The governor yesterday stayed the death of Clyde Hyaler of Jack- sonville for 30 days because charjr- ea had not been finally settled a- gninst tho convicted murderer's two alleged accomplices. Hyslcr was convicted the instigator of a holdup slaying. HOUSE DEVOTES TWO DAYS FOR CONSIDERATION F Senator Nye Seeks Curb on Foreign Sales of Airplanes Washington, Feb. 30 The naval air base bill sped forward in congress ev- idence of a determination to bolster national defense. Speaker Bank he ad nnd Repre- sentative Rayburn of Texas, the house majority leader, announced the house would devote tomorrow and Wednesday to consideration of the legislation. They acted after the rules committee voted unani- mously to aak the house to start voting after six hours of general de- bate. Hits Plane Sulec: Senator Nye, Republican, North Dakota, proposed meanwhile to write Into law army and navy regu- lations against the release of mili- tary aircraft to foreign govern- ments Nye Introduced In the senate a hilt designed to safeguard for the Unit- ed States any airplane or airplane appliance built under government contract according to government specifications or with the did of government funds or research. Chairman Vlneon, Democrat, Georgia, of the naval committee, and Representative Mass, Repub- llcan, Minnesota, ranking minority member, said they would grant time" for arguments of op- ponents of the Item for de- veloping a seaplane harbor at Guam. Presidential hints of threatening Jcvclopmcnts abroad acted as a damper on congressional contro- versy over American foreign policy, but there was no doubt the Guam project would be criticized. Vfnson told the rules committee the Guam Item was the only con- troversial suction of the 11-air bait program. Evon that, he mid, con- Btltuted "no entering wcdga" which might load to actual fortification of the Island. "I wouldn't bo bore advocating de- velopment of he declared, r thoiiffht It would Involve us In the Orient." The Japanese press has looked with disfavor on any proposal to strengthen this far-Pacific outpost of tho United States and critics in this country have declared it would be provocative to do so, Report Duo Thursday rtpcaker Bankhcad and. Majority Lender Hnyburn s-xld a senate-house conference report on the first defi- ciency hill would come up Thurs- day, nnd dchnte would begin Friday on tlie annunl trnasury-postofflce njiprojirlnllon hill. Three tor Andrews and Representatives Peterson and testified be- fore the house ways and means commlMec In brlialf of the Town- send old pension bill. Pensions hawed on the Townsend idea, they declared, would provide for old people, open new jobs for younger ones, and help prevent ju- venile crime by Keeping children in school. National defense was still the big lopic in Washington, although de- bate wns not us krcn as it had been. Administration senators found support from some Republican members In the contention that fur- ther dispute at this time should be avoided If possible. Senator Austin, Republican, Ver- mont, declaring his party viewpoint was secondary to his patriotism, said a committee inquiry had con- vinced him that the administra- tion's encouragement of French warplane purchases was not un- ncutral. Austin said he believed the trans- action, center of the foreign policy dispute, "tended to promote our ca- pacity to produce airplanes needed under the armaments program." Backs Senator Logan, Democrat, Ken- tucky, concurred In his opinion, asserting that President Roosevelt did right in helping the French buy Douglas bombers manufactur- ed for American army competition but not yet tested by the army. Senator Mlnton, Democrat, Indi- ana, added: "If everyone knew what the sen- ate committee knows, there would not be a person in the countiy who would criticize the president." A proposal that the government construct a aircraft man- ufacturing plant in or near Chica- go was made by Chairman Sabath, Democrat, Illinois, of the house rules committee. He contended that existing private are inade- quate to meet foreign and domestic orders. O UTDOOR SPORTSCASt Toltojnraning on Inwk Walton slides In Ivenran park; 4 to W p. m. Condition of runs: Good. SkUMt on Ivenon slide: All day. Condition of hill: GlMd, Skating tin Gorrkp park mu- nicipal rinks; No skating to- night ;