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Athens Sunday Messenger (Newspaper) - March 17, 1940, Athens, Ohio Rob us forum writer Rule Are to keep Thi feature popular a me a Enger a Vox pop Al e Sundog it Mem it father sunday Inere Aning Boudinet and w Armer Laghi rain in North sunday night v. 8. Weather Bureau report vol. Xxxv no. 98 three dead Athens Ohio sunday March 17, 1940 trapped thu Poti Al by five cents mine bust .73 ohioans file state National petitions in Ohio Columbus up a seventy three candidates for party nominations for sate and National offices probably a record number swung into the Ohio primary Campaign saturday. There were 25 Republican and 48 democratic contestants. As the Barrier was sprung with the passage the deadline in the Secretary states office the record showed that gov. John w. Bricker will have opposition primary Day May 14, for renomination for his second term the Republican ticket in the person Addison q. Thacher former mayor and present councilman Toledo. No opposition delegates were entered for primary election against either the candidates for Delegate at Large to the Republican National convention pledged to the a favorite Tony presidential candidacy sen. Robert a. Taft Cincinnati to the Ero Roosevelt slate chosen by the democratic state organization. Democratic delegates will be pledged nominally to democratic rational committee Charles Sawyer Cincinnati but actually will be bound to support president Roos velt if he seeks a third term. Six unopposed Only six aspirants will have no opposition in the primary elections attorney general Thomas j. Herbert Cleveland lieutenant gov. Paul Herbert Columbus state treasurer Don h. Ebright Akron All running for Republican renomination former state treasurer Clarence h. Knisley Bainbridge seeking democratic renomination former attorney general Gilbert Bettman Cincinnati for the Republican nomination for judge the supreme court for the term beginning january 2, 1941, and supreme court judge Charles b. Zimmerman for the democratic domination for the Jan. I term. H the fight for the democratic domination for u. S. Senator the at now held by sen. Vie Donahey to is retiring will he confined to Rmer congressman John Ceeney Wooster and Rev. Her it s. Bigelow Cincinnati. The Unity candidates in this race prised most observers. J the Complete slate primary Quot candidates for state and National offices who filed with the secrecy state follows x denotes in unbent. Governor Republican John Bricker upper Arlington x Addison q. Thacher Toledo. Democratic Martin l. Davey Kent Herbert s. Duffy Columbus Frank a. Dye Columbus James f. Flynn Sandusky William j. Kennedy Cleveland James Marker Versailles and Columbus Harold g. Mosier Cleveland George White Marietta. U. S. Senator Republican Harold h. Burton. Cleveland Charles e. Wharton Kenton Dudley a. White Norwalk democratic Herbert s. Bigelow Cincinnati John Mcsweeney Wooster. Lieut. , Paul m. Herbert Columbus x democratic p. Buckenmyer Toledo James f. Coady Columbus Robert s. Cox Millersburg Harry j. Halper Akron Charles h. Hubbell Cleveland Price Janson Canton Mark e. Moore Youngstown John w. Pattison Cincinnati John Taylor Salem William h. Whetro Ironton M. Winegardner Washington c. H. Secretary state Republican Earl Griffith it. Gilead x Edward j. Hummel Cincinnati. Democratic Ray Allison co cd bus James c. Dorrington Cleveland Earl Kennedy North Olmstead John j. Kennedy Cleveland Heights William h. Kroeger Akron Matthews Steele Wilmington John e. Sweeney Cleveland. Auditor state Republican Robert Bangman Wilmington James Dunn jr., Lakewood Harold m. Fross Springfield Herbert Hoover Akron Fred c. Hot is Berea Leo p. Johnson Rocky River Joseph t. Tracy Columbus democratic John Boyle Marietta j. C. Cox Youngstown Joseph t. Ferguson Barberton x. Atter sky struggle peace Hopes entered Welles tour by United press european interest entered saturday Sumner Welles and the possibility that a a peace drive might result from his quest for information behalf president Roosevelt in Rome Berlin Paris and London. A hint such a possibility was contained in an editorial in the newspaper corriere Adana Ferrara owned by marshal Italo Balbo which said peace in Europe still is possible because the War has not yet entered a decisive phase. The a editorial was issued As Welles rounded out his european tour by talks with King Victor Emmanuel foreign minister count Galeazzo Ciano and Premier Benito Mussolini. While Welles was talking with Ciano at Chigi Palace the German ambassador Hana Georg von Mackensen arrived at the Palace. It had been reported that Welles while in Berlin had asked Adolf Hitler to write out his peace terms and diplomatic circles at once suggested that Mackensen might have delivered the terms to Welles. The latter would have had time to peruse them before seeing Mussolini. It is believed Welles who was received by the Pope during his first Stop in Rome will be Given another audience sunday. As the a peace drive rumours floated London and Paris continued to make it Clear that a peace with Hitler is out the question. The French Senate issued an order the Day endorsing the governments plan to continue the War to a Quot Complete Victory and that France would reject any a peace plans which might be put Forth through Italy. A Wishful thinking in connection with the visit Welles two interesting developments arose indicating some Quot Wishful thinking in the attitude the Rome berm Axis toward the United states. Italian circles suggested that the United states and Italy might be drawn a closer together Quot by Welles visit and Premier Benito Mussolini a newspaper Popolo italia hinted that the european War might estrange the United states and Britain. It argued that the allies will not fight but insist a devastating world Economy in effecting the ruin Germany which the United states does not like. In Berlin the official news Agency distributed an Amsterdam dispatch saying that relations Between Joseph p. Kennedy United states ambassador and Britain had become strained. The dispatch alleged that Kennedy in a confidential report to Washington said among other things that the allies had blundered and could not win the War the Western front. Spa leaders slashing Rolls Washington a a state spa administrators began trim int in a it it to Ming their Rolls saturday to bring i in Agency a total number jobs a Cut ?r.�?T, akan Ltd gtd no Down to 2.120,000 for april critic Clarence h. Knisley Bain one no critic Clarence h. Knisley Bainbridge. Attorney general Thomas j. Herbert Cleveland Heights x democratic Joseph c. Allen 205,000 from the March quota the april quota was announced by works projects commissioner f. C. Harrington and is in line with a pay a Effort to keep its in Columbus Charles Cavan Cleve Rosment at an average 2,000,-land Joseph l. Heffernan Colum Iquo Sqq for the 1939.40 fiscal year Xvan Neight �o1um�?~ to avoid exceeding the limited con i Edward Lamb Toledo George Gres Gjonai appropriation for work to it. Nye Waverly. To judge the state supreme court for the term beginning Jan i 1941�?Republican, Clinton Boyd Middletown John j. Hynes Lakewood Harrison w. Jewell Delaware. Democratic Charles b. Zimmerman Springfield x. Judge the state supreme court for the term beginning Jan 2, 1941�?Republican, Gilbert Bettman Cincinnati a democratic Harold f. Adams Columbus William c. Dixon Cleveland judge Macbride. Columbus. Exports increase Washington up a the United states sold 57 per cent More to it ods abroad in february sixth month the european War than in the same month last year the Commerce department announced saturday. 1 Relief Harrington authorized 2,348,000 jobs for March but March 6, Only 2,323,000 were the Agency s Rolls. Gandhi postpones bid for Freedom India Ramg arh Hills India a Mohandas k. Gandhi All Indian nationalist Congress Leader told the United press saturday that he is willing to postpone statutory Independence for India until after the end the european War. Gandhi said however that the fight for Indian Independence would continue unceasingly. He expressed Hope that until achievement a definite Post War settlement Britain would treat India As a free nation. A struggle in the skies Between a Pilot and his passenger ended in the Waters new York Bay where plane crashed out control. The rescued Pilot Joseph Rosemarin right claimed he was attacked with pliers by his passenger Emmanuel Eisenberg new York press agent whose body w As found later. Plane is shown above after being brought up a Dock. Foster rites to be held at Home sunday mrs. Rose Clayton Foster age 81, widow Hull Foster jr., Athens business Man for Many years died Friday after a period declining health. Funeral services will be held at the Home 138 w. Union St., sunday afternoon at two clock where friends May Call at any time. Interment will be in the West Union Street cemetery. Mrs. Foster who was born at Johnstown o., leaves a sister mrs. Frank h. Howe Columbus and two devoted step Chii Dren mrs. J. B. Dickenson Ashland ky., and Harry z. Foster this City. She was married to Hull Foster jr., june 12, 1898. Or. Foster died May 25, 1932. After . Fosters retirement from Active business he and mrs. Foster spent most the last ten years their married life at Long Beach Calif. Or. And mrs. Foster were Active members the Athens methodist Church and for Many years . Foster was a member its Board trustees while mrs. Foster was treasurer the Home missionary group the Church. Or. Foster established the Hull Foster . Business in Athens As a Young Man and was succeeded in its management by his son Harry z. Foster. Warden whips eight convicts Wilmington eight men were Given a total 80 lashes in the courtyard the new Castle county workhouse saturday in the greatest demonstration this form punishment that has come Down from colonial tines. All were convicted robbery and Holdup charges and were Given additional prison sentences besides the lashing. As a driving sleet and Snow storm swirled about them the men were led in pairs stripped to the Waist and shackled to the ancient whipping Post with their hands and arms above their Heads. Each Man received to lashes at the hands Veteran Warden Elwood h. Wilson As his Deputy Thomas Wheatley counted off the number in a time honoured formula. Ohio state student ends life in garage Columbus a a a verdict suicide in connection with the death George c. Smoots 26, Sandusky Ohio state University engineering student by . Edward e. Smith Coroner last night. Smoots body was found in his automobile in a closed garage yesterday. The motor had run until the gasoline gave out. The Coroner said he was informed that smoots had been ill and despondent. Cleveland Consumers to Purchase milk cheaper Cleveland a a the retail Price milk will be reduced one cent a quart and Cream one cent a half pint in Cleveland monday. Milk dealers said saturday that the new Price milk will be 12 cents a quart delivered and to cents in stores. Farmers will be paid $2,22 per hundredweight a reduction 30 cents but the Price will be based 3.5 per cent butterfat rasher than 3.8 per cent. Arguments for another trial heard motion for a new trial filed by attorneys for Athena county commissioner Walter Mac Combs and Ira Whitmore was taken under advisement saturday afternoon by judge Clifford l. Belt after hearing arguments the motion by opposing counsel. Judge Belt Belmont county Jurist who presided at the trial two weeks ago when the two com a missioners were convicted so-1 limiting a bribe in connection Wethi their official Dutes gave no indication As to when he would deliver a ruling the motion. Defense attorney a. B. Wells in presenting the defense claims error in the proceedings dwelt certain phases the states testimony and evidence which he contended was irrelevant and prejudicial to the defendants. Wells cited the truck Deal Between Mac Chevrolet Nelsonville Maccombs and Paul French official helpless in Skunk invasion Williamsville n. Y. A a this town is in the Market for a new kind pled Piper. The town is overrun with skunks. The town Board was besieged by aroused citizenry last night and could offer no Relief mrs. Alvin e. Tuchell demanded in vain that police remove one from her living room. The police commander said he did no to even have authority to move one from the rear police Headquarters. As the town Board meeting adjourned clerk Legg told the people it. Was Quot just a Case every Man holding his own a real peace needs moral basis for Washington a a president Roosevelt saturday told a world radio audience that the Middleport Bills Sale and a world is seeking a moral basis for real peace recognizing the Check for which were admitted in to the evidence. He said there was no testimony tending to prove any irregularity in the transaction. He also said there was no evidence. Religious that any the $1,050 Check cashed ,�7�� by French the same Day had 1 it it Day we seek Ever reached the hands either for Pear. Brotherhood Man and guaranteeing the integrity Small a and intellectual . A moral Roosevelt basis said the defendants. Rays witness impeached the same stand was taken by Wells in regard to testimony concerning the transaction whereby Gabriel Pincelli obtained Possession the G. Brawley Quarry speaking from the White House the same program with Queen Wilhelmina the Netherlands diplomats and religious leaders. A it cannot be a real peace if it fails to recognize brotherhood. It cannot be a lasting peace if the from the county and then leased fruit it is oppression Star the equipment Back to the county vat Lon cruelty human life he also charged the state had in dominated by armed Camps. It reached its own witness when Pincelli testified the Brawley property was Worth $1,000 and another state witness said it was Worth $15,000 cannot be a sound peace if Small nations must live in fear powerful neighbors. It cannot be a moral peace if Freedom from invasion is sold for tribute. It cannot be an oppose tax Trade that is water borne Washington a rep. Robert Secrest d., o., was elected Friday As vice chairman the National Rivers and harbours Congress. Secrest succeeds rep. Jack Nichols d., okla. William c. River Arkansas was elected chairman the Board directors and rep. Dewey Short r., mo., was re elected president. The Congress asked a beginning attorney Wells and special prose work As soon As possible 18 Tutor W. Finsterwald had Rivers and harbours projects Cost agreed no exceptions were to be ing an estimated $86,155,150 and taken in the absence the judge said that 19 other projects were from the Bench during the argue worthwhile but not ready for in ments. Judge Belt said at one Point judge Belt inter intelligent peace it denies free erupted Wells to inquire passage to that knowledge those a assume this evidence to be in ideals which permit men to find competent. How is it prejudicial common ground. It cannot be a to the defendants when there was righteous peace if worship god no conviction any count in is which a Limestone Deal figured a these varieties a peace a . Wells replied that he did not be Roosevelt said must be avoided in Lieve these items could Ven be the reconstruction that follows considered under the heading this War and he criticized the similar offences through which the peace makers the first world Little Hope held for men entombed in Eastern Ohio Shaft following explosion Bellaire up a fifty miners were entombed saturday night in the Willow Grove Coal mine recognized a one the country a Model bituminous mines whet a a terrific Gas explosion caught 18 men killing at least three and injuring scores. The Fate those still trapped in a chamber known As a Twenty two South Quot three Miles from the mine Entrance was Uncertain nine hours after the explosion. Officials the Hanna Coal company had not Given up Hope that some would be taken out alive but members the Rescue Crew thought it would be a Miracle if any survived. At least 91 had been helped out the mine by Rescue workers. Many were burned and bruised and most them suffered from the effects the Poison gases that filled the tunnels after the explosion shortly before noon. Other miners had been Able to leave through emergency exits without assistance. Many went Home and an accurate count was impossible. R. L. Ireland jr., Cleveland president the mining firm hastened from St. Blairsville to Aid in Rescue work. He said the Rescue Crews equipped with Gas masks and working As rapidly As the dangerous conditions far in the mine would permit were digging for those still trapped. The Miner straggled out by ones and two. They were dazed and the More seriously affected were hurried to Hospital in Martins ferry and Bellaire. Some had to be carried out Stretcher. Conditions Steve Burge age 29, Maynard a one the first men to walk from the mine. He described the conditions caused by the blast a Quot i done to see How anybody who was working in the Vicinity Tbs explosion could have lived a Burke said. Fourteen men were being treated in Bellaire Hospital and thre in Martins ferry Hospital. Another 33 were to be taken to the Martina ferry Hospital in ambulances. The Willow Grove mine was noted for its safety standards and Ideal working conditions. Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt had inspected it in 1935. Mine officials believed that the safety factors had prevented greater loss life. State expected to show a conspiracy. Wells also said he saw no significance relevancy in the evidence pertaining to prices paid by Washington county for Limestone when Many factors had to be considered in establishing a fair Price. Defense attorney John Kelso s Only argument concerned the fact that judge Belt had not been in the courtroom throughout the closing arguments by counsel contend War in these words a these fundamentals the world did not have a True peace in those years Between the ending the world War and the beginning present . Roosevelt a address was made in connection with the Christian foreign service convocation and he Spok despite a cold which has kept him confined to his study for two Days. It was not ing that an appellate court ruling until a few minutes before the made it mandatory for the judge Flroa cast that his physician per to be present in the courtroom at All times during a trial. It was brought out that defense sement. Projects recommended for expedited surveys included the Martins ferry o., flood Wall and the Muski Ngum River Bank Protection plan. It opposed tonnage taxes tolls water borne Commerce As a Quot menace to Prosperity and the Wheeler Lea transportation Bill to bring water carriers under Juris diction the interstate Commerce commission. The Congress condemned Federal assertion the right to submerge lands not owned by the United states As an invasion states rights. Ireland expect quiet for Patron Saint Day Dublin a a Eire is looking Forward to the quietest St. Patrick a Day and easter week in its history but there May be dynamite beneath the Calm. The Irish Republican army terrorists Are held in Check by emergency Powers granted the government according to the official viewpoint. The usual big army Parade has been abandoned because War conditions in Europe. A there is no claim error no claim that anything prejudicial to the defendants happened while the court was not the Bench. Moreover the court was in sight hearing everything that transpired and in full control court All the time. The appellate court holding is predicated entirely a claim error. There is no question in the courts mind As to this part the defendants motion for a new trial and that portion is after a closed meeting the attorneys and the court saturday afternoon in which it is understood that the defense motion for a change venue was to have been discussed principally because the widespread knowledge the Case obtained by the Public through newspaper reports the trial commissioners Whitmore and Maccombs and the state examiners report the court announced that no decision had been made. He said the decision would be announced during the coming week. Dayton editor die Sarasota Fla. A a Daniel e. Kumler age 76, news editor the Dayton o., daily news died Here saturday. Deficits in Ohio a Relief finances seen for 1940 melted the president to speak. Woman slain by hired Man Daytona Beach Fla. A a a. M. Phillips a hired Man was held today As the confessed Slayer mrs. Anna k. Henson whose body was found in a shallow grave Over which he had built a tool House. The grave was found after neighbors told police Phillips mysterious activities since the Middle aged woman disappeared Jan. 18. Police said two nieces mrs. Henson in it. Wayne ind., received letters from Phillips saying she was ill and needed $400 for medical attention. The Money w As turned Over to Federal authorities who could find no Trace mrs. Henson and ordered Phillips held for investigation. Columbus auditor Joseph t. Ferguson reported saturday that local governments had a total net deficit $3,254,841 in financing Ohio a Relief costs in 1939. The auditor predicted that �?o1940 will be no different than the two previous years and will probably be worse As All available poor Relief moneys Are now pledged for Bond retirement the proceeds which were used during 1938 and 1939 for poor Relief his statement showed total poor Relief encumbrances $.002,028 with Cash available in state collected moneys $10,018,289 leaving a balance $14,983,736 to be raised by local governments a either by special levies by direct the latter amount $4,147,715 represented an accumulated deficit offset by $891,874 in balances hand with local governments the statement said. Ferguson conceded that the state distributed $14,292,-091 in state collected taxes but showed that $4,273,802 this amount had to be applied for Bond and note retirement to repay funds borrowed earlier for direct Relief. This left he said $10,018,289 As the net amount available for direct Relief furnished by the state. Every last City according to Ferguson with the exception Cincinnati finished the year with a deficit. Of the total deficit 83.2 per cent was represented by Cleveland Toledo Dayton Columbus and Akron Ferguson said. Emory Ball die at lower Plain Home Emory Ball age 75, died Friday at his Home lower Plains where he had resided for nearly 40 years. He had been ill four weeks follow ing an attack influenza and complications. Funeral services will be held at the Plains Metho dist Church sunday afternoon at 2 clock and interment will he made in the nearby cemetery friends May Call at the Jones funeral Home in Athens until the hour the services. Or. Ball who was a Miner leaves his wife and five nephews. A runaway Coal train gave the first indication the explosion. Obviously out control the Motorman Steve Olexia Dun Glen the train shot out the mine Entrance and a wrecked. It was discovered that Olexia was overcome by Gas fumes. Quickly revived he said that As he approached the Entrance he heard a blast behind him and gave his motor full Speed ahead. The fumes caught up with him and he was overcome by the time the train shot into the outside air. Richard and Sanders after notifying the St. Blairsville office the Coal company dashed into the mine hut were fatally gassed. Despite the inaccessibility the mine and the mud roads 5,000 persons quickly gathered around the pit Entrance. Huge bonfires were built nearby Hills As darkness descended to illuminate the scene and Aid rescuers. Traffic was tied up for three Miles All sides the mine delaying 20 ambulances being driven to the Entrance. Those already rescued were taken from a Shaft three Miles from the Entrance. Rescue workers were equipped with Gas masks and outside ambulances doctors and nurses awaited. There were 250 men the shift at the Willow Grove when the explosion occurred shortly before noon. Some them were working outside and an accurate Check those in the mine could not be made immediately. One theory the cause the explosion was that Gas had seeped into the mine from an Oil Well which was being drilled a Quarter a mile from the main entry. This report lacked official confirmation. Crews men under James Nardo District 8 mine inspector from Bridgeport erected Bratt ices to keep Poison gasses from reaching those still trapped. Treated at office those rescued first were taken out through emergency exits. They were Given medical treatment at the company office but none was believed in serious condition. Under orders from governor John w. Bricker to Ald in the Rescue work needed the state Highway patrol and the Ohio National guard prepared for emergency work. The governor advised National guard detachments in Athens St. Blairsville Marietta and Steubenville and medical units to be ready for duty. No troops were called out immediately however. Chairman will t. Blake the state Industrial commission and state Industrial relations director George a. Strain went to the mine. The state Rescue Crew numbered 33 men. The Willow Grove mine is operated 24 hours a Day with an output 110,000 tons per month. It has been operating a full 12-month basis employing normally Between 600 and 80 i men. Georgia in hold governor contempt Lase Atlanta. gov. E. D. Rivers returned to the capital saturday under technical Federal arrest for contempt court As the result his fight for Georgia s Sovereign rights Quot and his own right to use the National guard to oust w. L. Miller chairman the state Highway commission. A a in a still governor he said As he arrived from Macon where he was arrested Friday night the stage the City auditorium at the conclusion a Georgia educational association meeting. He will appear next Friday before Federal judge Bascom heaver and explain Why he ignored a Federal injunction against interfering with Miller. The Federal action was brought by Miller who twice in the past two months had been dragged from the Vicinity the state Highway chairman a office by National guardsmen four whom were still guarding the office today. Still in conference with Legal advisers in the state House Long after Midnight the governor indicated that the troops would stay where they were despite his arrest. Estate must be used for saying Masse Findlay a common pleas judge Chester Pendleton ruled that an estate valued at $28,000 must be used for saying masses for the late James Shea Findlay Monument dealer his wife son and Brothers and Sisters. The executor the estate had asked construction the will containing the request. Ship report plight san Francisco wireless saturday reported an sos from the is Kathika an australian ship saying the vessel was the rocks and sinking rapidly in the pass Between the Southern tip Autralia and Tasmania. Officer is slain by sex convict in struggle Cincinnati a patrolman Julius Mayer jr., age 24, was killed with his own pistol Satur Day by a probated burglar and a convict who was caught leaving the scene a downtown Cincin Natl burglary. Police said the patrolman a Slayer who killed the officer during a struggle was Walter f. Whitaker age 219, who was captured by Mayer a partner Lieut. Merrill Surber after a Chase that lasted several blocks. Jap russians clash at Border Siberia Tokyo up a Japan protested to soviet Russia saturday against attacks by russian Border guards japanese forces the Border across Sag Halien Siberia. The protest was lodged with the soviet embassy Here after japanese reinforcements according to the War office had repulsed attacking russian Frontier guard Community Survey help us improve our service to you. Awards Iii week Motorola radio a club aluminium casserole $3.95 value 6�?$1.25 a Congress Bridge sets 8�?$1.00 bottles Jergens lotion ads to be checked today Large ads Steppes Beauty shop Athens airways Miller lumber co. Bank Athens fair stores Luckoff Szenner Harris furniture House Small ads Farley a dry cleaning Woodworth a Cornwell colonial finance Gem pharmacy Cliff Brown c. V. Strawn Cliness pharmacy f. R. Beasley automotive service food ads Berry hotel c. D. Shafer co. Awards to come $112.75 Frigidaire $89.50 magic chef Range $89.95 Abc Kroner $79.95 Abc electric Washer $11.95 Royal vacuum cleaner $100 Motorola radio

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