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25 Feb 1940

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25 Feb 1940

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Athens Sunday Messenger (Newspaper) - February 25, 1940, Athens, Ohio Too Union in Hibi i unfair to is amp amp amp to or Mart. A Otto 0>�stitptk to Fink 0�omttf�fc6 Coduti state rests Case in trial of officials by Grover e. Mitchell attorney for Athens county commissioners Walter Mac Combs and Ira Whitmore will begin presentation of the defense Case monday morning when the trial of the two officials resumes after a week end recess. Defense counsel a. B. Wells and John Kelso have subpoenaed to witnesses to testify in behalf of their clients in addition to the defendants themselves. Indications Are that introduction of defense testimony will probably not consume More than two Days so that the Case will go to the jury sometime wednesday barring unforeseen interruptions. Testimony and evidence by which the state expects to prove the two commissioners guilty of soliciting and accepting bribes was before the court at the conclusion of saturdays abbreviated session which ended at noon. Prosecutor Harold j. Rose rested the states Case just prior to adjournment for the week end after spending two hours Reading documentary evidence to the jury. During the course of the states Case numerous exhibits had been offered As evidence objected to by the defense and taken under advisement by judge Clifford l. Belt. Whan prosecutor Rose indicated and of the states Oral testimony had been introduced judge Belt delivered a ruling on the exhibits in question admitting 19 of 24 into the record. Read exhibits prosecutor Rose and his assistant A Finsterwald alternated then in Reading the various exhibits to the jury. These included invoices notes and warrants Given by the county in payment of Road maintenance machinery purchased by the commissioners checks by which Paul e. French received his commission from the Ohio River band and gravel corp., for Selling 15,000 tons of gravel to the county and checks written by French one for $412 in payment for a truck bought from Mac Chevrolet and another made out to Cash by him for $1,050 on the Day of the truck transaction. Two Bills of Sale in the truck Deal were also read to the jury. Also included in the exhibits were invoices of purchases of Stone from the Flat run Lime co., by the Athens township trustees leases entered into by the commissioners with Gabriel Pincelli banking records of deposits by the Albany Stone Quarry operated by Pincelli and of deposits and withdrawals by Paul e. French warrants paid to the Albany Stone Quarry for purchases of Stone by the county during 1937, 1938 and 1939 a lease with the Flat run Lime co., for crushing operations at the Lee township Quarry of that company. Also admitted into the record and read to the jury were copies of resolutions passed by the Washington county Board of commissioners for the Purchase of gravel from the Ohio River Sand and gravel corp., to be delivered at Little Hocking and other Points at a Cost of 60 and 65 cents per ton. These purchases were made at apr lately the same time As these a which the Athens county commissioners paid the same company 85 and 90 cents per ton for gravel delivered at Hockingport. Two on stand Only two witnesses were called to the stand saturday morning. Athens county treasurer John h. Preston supplied the Bonds of the two commissioners which were admitted to the record and Gabriel Pincelli was recalled for Brief questioning. Pincelli was asked by defense counsel Wells whether he had Ever paid any Money to anyone other than the two defendants during the period from aug. 2. 1937, to july i 1939. He replied that he had not but when the question was put to him later he said he had end fixed the amount at $1,500 a More or in reply to a question by Finsterwald Pincelli told the jury that the payments he made to a Faccombe at the latter a Home were made either in a Small office or in the basement and that no one else was present when the payments were made. On the stand Friday afternoon Pincelli testified that he had never heard John e. Greene make any threats against the defendants. Greene was also recalled and denied that he had Ever told Oral Daugherty or Otho Castle that he intended a to get Maccombs and v Whitmore. Ray Hickey spa Engineer from Zanesville set a value of $12,000 to $15,000, Quot As a going concern a on the Brawley farm Quarry operation purchased from the county of missioners by Pincelli for too. Pincelli said his estimate of we value of the operation was lower because he did not know wheat or the leases then in Force would be continued. Troy county Racine and Gibsonville win basketball championships picket pickets pickets Troy Racine and Gibsonville were crowned champions of Athens Meigs and Hocking counties respectively in finals of county tournaments saturday night. Troy Defeated Ames Bem 21-20 Racine won from toppers Plains 46-26, and Gibsonville Defeated Rockbridge 36-28. Here a a labor tangle in the nor by a own Home town. The a. F. L. Painters Union picketed a Washington hat shop where a paint Job was done by c. L o. Workers and refused to withdraw unless a. F of l. Labor could paint it Over. Next door the c. I. O. Retaliated by picketing department store where a. F. L. Men were doing a Job. Later the department store owner sent out a picket asking Why he was being picketed and posted sign Center to Hack his Case. Expect government Relief funds to last until july Washington up a unless the employment situation changes for the worse the Federal government appeared saturday to have More than enough Relief funds to take care of its needs until the end of the fiscal year june 30, and for the first time since 1936 will not need to ask Congress for a deficiency appropriation. Treasury statistics showed that in the first seven months of the fiscal year the government spent $1,020,541,258 for All Relief activities and at the end of Troy comes from behind to defeat Ames Bern 21-20 Racine win title in Meigs tourney payoff Quality of Pomeroy staff special a gave Troy High Racine won the Meigs county i class b tournament for the ninth straight year Here saturday night by defeating toppers Plains 46-26. Courage that True Champion schools basketball team the ath ens county championship saturday night. The trojans came from behind Racine led at the half 19-15. In the final two minutes of play. Burgle led his team to Victory with to win 21-20 from a surprising 18 Points. Ames Bern team that had held the the lineups upper hand All the Way. Racine not rated much of a Chance Irr Ames Bern played better than anyone thought they could to Knock the trojans Hack on their heels Early in the game. But the Troy Quint refused stubbornly to us i crack under pressure and after trailing 15-8 at halftime started to whittle away at the Ames Bern Lead. With two minutes to play Cole Trojan Center tapped in a rebound that put Troy ahead 21-20 and they Clung to that slim margin the rest of the Way. Troy Al Mckinney i or isl in 2 goos to jail British Premier Points Way to peace by ousting of present nazi regime by United Presa several hours after Neville Chamberlain Brit so prime minister declared in a speech saturday afternoon that peace cannot be negotiated until the present German government is overthrown Adolf Hitler speaking in Munich before 2,000 nazi party leaders shouted a defiant Promise that Germany with the help of Providence would win the War. Chamberlain asserted that Britain would not make peace with the Hitler government because it cannot be trusted that the allies do not seek domination of territory but the right of smaller nations to live and Are fighting to abolish militarism and to gain Independence for tile poles and czechs. He indicated that Britain would Welcome parties Theiss Arnatt Beagle i Shank Cole 4 Shanks 0 Jackson 2 Lake .0 totals 9 s 21 Ames Bern Oft Inman __________________0 i White 2 0 Wells 2 0 Phillips i 2 Lavelle _________________3 i totals 8 4 score by quarters Ames Bern _______8 15 18 Troy .4 8 14 says u. S. Can use surpluses Des Moines a the vast Domestic Market offers an outlet for farm surpluses even though the european War cuts off american exports Milo Perkins president of the Federal surplus commodities corporation told the National farm Institute saturday. Quot the unsatisfied wants of two thirds of our people make up the greatest Market that has Ever loomed before businessmen and Farmers a he said. He spoke before an audience of the nations leading agriculturalists and More than 1,000 midwestern Farmers attending a two Day forum sponsored by the Institute. January still had an a obligated balance of $817,764,026 for the remaining five months. Congress appropriated $1,755,-600,000 for Relief last session and the $92,705,284 represented unexpended balances from the year before. Relief expenditures averaged $145,000,000 per month during the first seven months the Treasury figures showed leaving an average of $163,000,000 monthly for the remainder of the fiscal year. Up to Jan. 31 this year. The Federal government had spent $11,-924,829,853 for Relief since enactment of the first emergency Relief appropriation act on april 8, 1935. This represents a monthly average of approximately $209,000,000. Administrative expenses in the same period amounted to $636,273,101, or approximately 5.26 per cent of the total spent. Relief expenditures by states in the june january period included Indiana $28,257,966 Ohio $66,-281,432 West Virginia $14,358,835. England would adjust u. S. Mail differences Washington a a great Britain appeared More eager than Ever saturday to keep in the Good graces of the United states by adjusting differences arising from censorship at Bermuda of european bound american airmail. A Broad hint of willingness to Compromise on the Issue came from the marquess of Lothian British ambassador Here who said after a conference with Secretary of state Cordell Hull that the matter was one of a Good policy rather than of legality. Quadruple broken by death of tiny Hope Jasper up a Faith and Charity survived today As did Franklin but Hope was dead. Six weeks old one of quadruplets born to or. And mrs. Clyde Short a share Cropper family she died last night of Colic in Jasper county Hospital. Her death automatically cancelled contracts which would have brought the babies and their parents $35,000 or More. They have received approximately $6,500 to Date. Taft May compete sen. Robert a. Taft r., Ohio said saturday that he May enter the West and violent earthquake shocks Virginia presidential preferential were reported saturday in the primary May 14. Develi Are Mot Central Turkey. Right to play in sectional tourney Jacksonville Trimble basketball team won the right to play in the sectional tournament at Logan by defeating the greens run quintet 41-28 in the Consolation game of the Athens county class b tour Clark totals. Toppers Hoffman Greene _. Coe Follrod _. Benedon Dye totals in Lains is f t 3 3 9 2 i 5 5 2 12 i 0 2 6 6 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 12 ii. G f t 2 0 4 2 i 5 6 0 12 i 2 4 n i i 0 0 0 0 0 0 ii 4 26 Gibsonville w inner in Hocking to. Tourney lament saturday night. Burdiss scored 21 Points for it. It led at the half 16-10. It a f i t Lantz a 4 3 111 Mandrell i i 3 Burdiss _ 9 3 21 Safreed i 0 2 Johnson _ ____0 2 2 d. Mcmenamy 0 0 0 Skinner i 0 2 t. Mcmenamy ____0 0 0 Addington 0 0 0 totals 16 9 411 greens run g f t Cannon ___5 3 13 Vore i 2 4 Mackey i i 3 Thomas. 3 0 6 Bernard i 0 2 l. Yonski. 0 0 0 f. Strausbaugh 0 0 0 j. Strausbaugh ____0 0 0 Zukowski _. 0 0 0 totals. La 6 28 g f t 2 0 4 0 0 0 2 5 9 3 2 8 4 7 13 la 14 36 g f f 3 i 7 4 2 to i 0 2 2 0 4 i 0 2 i i 3 12 4 28 condemned Man kills himself in jail cell Danville a. A h. Yeager 51, Montour county Farmer scheduled to die in the electric chair monday for the slaying of a state trooper shot and killed himself in his jail cell Here saturday where or How Yeager had obtained a revolver was not determined but authorities said there would be an investigation. Roosevelt visits More canal zone defences aboard the destroyer Lang up a president Roosevelt visited More Panama canal zone defences saturday pleased by the condition of defences and passage in the House of representatives Friday of the administrations reciprocal Trade treaty program. The president apparently had not completed his inspection. He left Cocos at noon Friday for an unannounced destination. He did not indicate when he would return to the Pacific Entrance to the canal for a journey through it to the Atlantic. Union Furnace wins Hocking Junior title ix1gan�? staff special a Union Furnace won the Hocking county Junior basketball championship Here saturday night by defeating the Carbon Hill quintet 26-6. Pierce led his team to Victory by scoring to Points. Carbon Hills team was held to a single Field goal. Union Furnace Oft Pierce __________________5 0 to Vanatta ________________3 0 6 White too Thompson _____________4 0 8 Nixon __________________10 2 totals 13 0 26 Carbon Hill Ift Horn _________________10 2 Dawley _________________0 2 2 Trowbridge Oil Oliver 0 i i Smith. Too Hawk. Too totals ________________14 6 Logan staff special a it or Tel Sonville won the Hocking county class b tournament Here tonight by defeating Rockbridge 36-28. Wylie scored 15 Points to Lead Gibsonville to Victory. Tile winners took an Early Lead and were never behind. Gibsonville also won the sportsmanship contest with a total of 373 Points out of a possible 400. The lineups Shifton Ville Smith a 2 Barringer 0 Keck a 2 Wilson 3 Wylie. Totals la Rockbridge Couch 3 Johnson 4 Hill. Woltz 2 Hahn j Sterling i 1 totals. 12 officials Reichley Landrum. Chester reserves win from Rutland 20-15 Pomeroy a staff special a 0 Chester reserves won the Meigs 0 county class b Reserve team tour-41 in Ament Here saturday night by debating the Rutland Reserve Quin-131 let 20-15. The teams were tied to to at the half. Wolfe scored 12 Points to Pace the winners. The lineups Chester 0 Borden i 0 Eiselstein 0 01 pick. I 0 Wolfe. 5 28 Bailey 0 Smalley 0 totals_____________7 Rutland Kennedy i l. C. Snowden 0 l. D. Snowden 0 Mcmillan 3 Brown Thomas 0 Snowden_________0 totals 5 in order that her husband Robert n. Palmer University of Kansas graduate student might continue his studies mrs. Wilma Palmer above pleaded guilty to charge of bootlegging and was fined $100 and sentenced to 30 Days in jail. Mrs palmers Young son was sent to his paternal grandparents. The Hus band had been also charged with bootlegging but the charge was dropped when the wife pleaded guilty. University officials will announce later whether it will receive Palmer now that charge v dropped. G f t i 2 4 0 i i i i 3 5 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 20 g f t i 3 5 0 0 0 0 i i 3 i 7 i 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 15 bobcats trim Cincy 60-38 Cincinnati a Ohio University a basketball team stretched its winning Streak to nine straight Here saturday night by defeating Cincinnati 60-38. The score at the half was tied 22-All, Frank Baumholtz led the bobcats in scoring with 16 Points while Pete Lalich counted 15 and Jinn in Snyder 14. To Honor confucius Vatican City a the Vatican has issued a decree permitting missionaries and chinese catholics to pay Honor at ceremonial rites to confucius the great chinese Sage. Ohio state payrolls Are Cut two million in year report More quakes Istanbul Turkey up it a new it Par Columbus a a state government payrolls were reduced almost two million dollars last year according to a Survey report made saturday night by the citizens tax league of Ohio inc. S. P. Bush president of the league said that payrolls of the 57 state departments boards and commissions during 1939 were $1,969,-746 less than in 1938. Although the reduction was less than that claimed by administration leaders it was greater than stated to be by state auditor Joseph t. Ferguson. The leagues auditors found that wages and salaries for state employees totalled $32,973,494 last year compared with $34,943,240 in 1938. On the basis of volume Dollar savings the Highway department ranked first. The payrolls were Cut for $8,110,105 in 1938 to $7,-105,105 last year or a reduction of $1,005,319. Highway director Robert s. Beightler had claimed a payroll saving of almost $1,500,-000. The Survey noted a $104,346 increase in wages and salaries at the state supported universities and also a $6,671 increase in operating Cost of the governors mansion and office. Administration officials contended that the increased expense of operating the office was due to the practice of the former governor of a a borrowing a employees who were listed in payrolls or other departments. The state Highway patrol increased payrolls by $148,704, the report said Relief crisis is expected in Cleveland Cleveland a up a mayor Harold h. Burton said saturday that he would go to Columbus monday to Tell gov. John w. Bricker that Cleveland will need upwards of $7,000,000 for Relief this year if another crisis is to be averted later. He disclosed that the City a january Relief costs were $43,000 More than the $600,000 allocated for that month and that february expenditures also would he higher than anticipated. He added that March payments would be Large also. The proposed 1940 City budget has $6,000,000 allocated for Relief purposes hut Burton indicated that an additional $1,000,000 probably would be necessary to prevent another crisis late this year. Movie Cowboy slain in feud Hollywood a up a Jerome b. Blackjack Ward age 49, be whiskered shaggy haired motion picture co puncher was locked up in Hollywood jail saturday for shooting another movie Cowboy so dramatically that spectators thought he was acting. Blackjack said he killed John tyke age 45, Friday night after a Long feud. Ward said tyke had called him a i fed that Varmint for on to to years a Blackjack said. A the was always pestering me and wanting to bystanders and other movie cowboys who witnessed the shooting at Columbia Square in the Center of Hollywood thought they were watching a scene being filmed. Pation by the United states in the rebuilding of Europe after the War. Chamberlain in reality invited the German people to a take the next step toward ending Europe a War by ousting the nazi government and joining other Powers in establishing a guaranteed and lasting peace. A we shall gladly Welcome the collaboration of others who share our ideals a he asserted As he called Russia the a a apprentice of German brutality. A we Are fighting to abolish the spirit of militarism and accumulation of armaments which is pauper izing All of Europe and not the least Germany Hitler warned that the Reich must have greater Security for nazi a a Laving space and declared that the a reconstruction of the world would be achieved without the Aid of democracy so toothless old Hitler made it Clear that the nazis were counting on More than Providence to achieve their goal declaring that the Reich must have More living space in Central Europe and the return of colonies taken from Germany after the world War. Germany s military and economic preparation for the War were much greater than realized abroad Hitler asserted and guarantee avoidance of the world War collapse. Blix of Ali Jyh Quot Germany a friends and allies include Italy Russia and Japan Hitler said which makes the Reich Invulnerable to economic warfare while Germany a leadership in the reconstruction of Europe has been achieved without the Aid of the leaders of the democratic nations and the reconstruction of the world will also be brought about without them. In general Hitler s speech was a recapitulation of the nazi struggle for Power after the world War and a restatement of Germany Saims with additional references to Friendship for Russia Italy and Japan but the main theme of his speech was that Germany could not he beaten and that coming events in the War May further Surprise the Allied Powers in regard to the strength of the Reich. While tens of thousands of fresh russian troops hammered in vain at the second Mannerheim line defences saturday in a new assault on the finnish Stone Wall resistance Europe was concerned Over reports that Turkey had mobilized troops along its russian Frontier and after a sudden Call of the swedish parliament into session today it was announced that Sweden had gone off the Gold Standard. Sweden a financial situation developed amid diplomatic events resulting from Sweden a proximity to the finnish russian War and russian denial that red army planes had bombed a swedish town. Further swedish Aid for Finland was indicated possible. Red Are halted finns reported saturday night that the red army offensive toward Valpuri had been halted and that finnish troops fighting in Snow and fog had inflicted thousands of casualties in counter attacks along the Mannerheim Lina and the Eastern Frontier. While London reported the sinking of four German submarines in. The last 48 hours hitlers newspaper Voel Kischer Beo Zachter said the battleship Nelson flagship of the British Home Fleet was so severely damaged by a mine in mid december that. It is still out of service. The Story was discredited in London. London also reported Royal air Force flights Over Prague formerly capital of Czechoslovakia and Over Northwestern Germany. Explosion of old drum kills Zanesville Man Zanesville a William Berry 40, was killed saturday in an explosion when he Cut into an old gasoline drum with an acetylene Torch at a Zanesville junk Yard. Lester Parks 39, who was working nearby was injured seriously when a piece of the Metal struck him in the Back. At a Hospital it was feared that his Back May have been broken. Foreign Trade policies of new Deal approved Washington a administration leaders saturday hailed House passage of the Bill extending the reciprocal Trade program for three years As indication of Early approval by the Senate. Democratic and Republican Senate leaders predicted that the Senate would vote on the measure within two weeks. Democrat said it would he approved republicans still hoped it could be Defeated. The House gave the administration an overwhelming Victory Friday night by voting 216 to 168, to continue the Trade program. Immediately expressions of gratification came from president Roosevelt and Secretary of state Cordell Hull. From the Cruiser Tuscaloosa aboard which he is fishing near the Cocos islands the president radioed speaker William b. Bankhead congratulations on passage of the Bill by the House and asserted that Senate approval would prove a Force for peaceful and prosperous International relations a in the Days to colder week forecast for Ohio Valley area a Chicago up a weather Outlook for the period feb. 26 to March 2. Ohio Valley temperatures mostly below Normal except warmer towards end of week. Rain or Snow about tuesday and again during latter part of the week. James Durfee Dies Columbus a a James g. Durfee age 58, football official and former William College athlete died Here Friday night of a heart ailment following the marriage of his daughter. For to face Illinois test Washington a a test of draft Roosevelt and anti third term sentiment in a vital political state seemed assured saturday in Illinois where president Roosevelt Lias made no move to withdraw his name from the april 9 presidential preferential primary by Midnight Friday. Or. Roosevelt and vice president John n. Garner Are opposed there although the presidents name was put up without the signed statement of candidacy which had been considered necessary for a valid contest. Meanwhile from the Republican primary in the same. State mayor Fiorello h. Laguardia of new York withdrew his name with the announcement that he did not wish to Divide the a progressive intelligent vote in Illinois. He said his name had been entered without his knowledge. Senate v otes increase to anti Trust division Washington a a the Senate appropriations committee saturday approved a $1,400,000 fund for the Justice departments anti Trust division a $191,000 increase Over the House approved figure the increase will enable the Divi an to continue its anti Trust Gallia jurors indict score Gallipolis a staff special a when the Gallia county grand jury reported saturday night Twenty persons were indicted and the True Hills included six charges of embezzlement and forgery against Byron Bodimer former officer at the Gallipolis stat Hospital for epileptics. The grand jury was in session four Days. Katie Randolph held Here following arrest on bad Check charges was indicted on three counts of forgery. Randall Martin was indicted for second degree murder Albert Shoemaker for shooting to kill and Ellen Broyles with intent to defraud. Quot a Welles is expected to meet Hitler in Berlin Berlin a a authorized German sources said saturday that plans had been completed for a visit to Berlin by Sumner Welles president Roosevelt a special envoy to Europe but they refused to give details. Usually reliable quarters however understood that Welles would arrive in Berlin from Rome on feb. 28 when fuehrer Adolf Hitler who has gone to South Germany for a few Days was expected to return. Prosecutions on approximately current scale. The British Steamer lost London a up a the British steamship Royal Archer 2,266 tons Sank off the scottish coast saturday. The vessel struck a mine while it was being towed by two tugs. A planes to visit Athens sunday because sundays forecast is for generally fair and colder weather a cavalcade of Between 25 and 30 private planes is expected to land at the Athens municipal Airport sunday morning Between nine and 10 30 of clock when the Ohio state University flying club undertakes a a breakfast tour to this Center of aviation activity. Members of the Athens Aero club and the new Ohio University flying club will Welcome the visitors take them to hotel Berry for breakfast and see them off for Columbus before noon. 2 net paid circulation today 15.491 �,1 1 suit ital messenger weather sunday generally h air and colder. Monday Prole ably unsettled and colder v. S. Weather Bureau report vol. Xxxv no. 79 Athens Ohio sunday february 25, 1940 m ditto ram five cents Defeo Illes spokesman of

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