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Beckley Post Herald (Newspaper) - August 10, 1937, Beckley, West Virginia Circulation today 7143 net paid weather local showers and thunderstorms tuesday and wednesday not much change in of tue West Virginia smokeless Coal Region volume Xiii no. 45 associated pres leased wire Beckley West Virginia tuesday morning Augustio 1937 member audit Bureau of circulations Price 5 cents�?irj5c a thousands of silk workers go on strike Cio leaders Call new walkout successful predict Quick settlement one picket stabbed in Lone disorder Auto Industry hums again As Plymouth Plant reopens Paterson n. J., aug. 9 map a aided in the local Passaic Valley by employers and in Pennsylvania by unionists from other Fields thousands of silk workers quit work today in a a a general strike considered so successful by c. I. O. Leaders that they quickly predicted an Early settlement. Called to take effect this morning the quiet walkout was termed a a extremely successful eight hours later by a spokesman of the textile workers organizing committee c. I. O. Affiliate in new York. A there is practically no area where plants Are not out and the manufacturers already Are making moves to sign with the committee a the spokesman said. A we expect a considerable portion of the Industry will be signed before the week is h designed to Force silk and Rayon manufacturers to negotiate for i i proved labor conditions on a rational scale the strike affected 60,000 workers in new Jersey Pennsylvania new England and Pew York. In All sectors Only those plants which remained open were picketed. In new Jersey the strike brought a near Complete stoppage of the 500 shops in the Passaic Valley t. W. O. C. Leaders claiming All but a about 200�?� of tile 6,000 weavers and throw sters left their looms. Spokesman for a Large group of manufacturers agreed with the figures. Members of the amalgamated garment workers and United mine workers joined the textile workers in their Campaign to close Down the silk and Rayon shops in some Pennsylvania districts. A mine worker picket was stabbed in the Arm and his alleged assailant arrested at the Duplan silk corporation Plant in Hazelton. It was tile Lone disorder reported from the wide strike front. Koppers company rail Deal queried firm s officials deny wheelers charge that negotiation for virginian railway Stock violated a the spirit of the Law Washington aug. 9.�? apr a charge that hoppers United company Mammoth Coal corporation a violated the spirit of the Law in its relationship with the virginian Railroad brought a Quick denial today at the Senate a rail inquiry chairman Wheeler a Mon who made the charge produced records to show that hoppers interests Are part owners and Best customers of the Railroad. Declaring that $2.50 is the approximate freight on a ton of Coal from West Virginia to Tidewater Points he said that of each $2.50 paid to the Railroad for carrying Coal 67 cents would go to hoppers subsidiaries As dividends. These dividends Wheeler de asks warship �f2 panic spreads thro Quot so believed out Copeland asks third term ban senators action coincides with of dry a denial of hand in n. Race amendment urged dared a amounted to rebates a and were a in effect a tribute exacted by Koppers for the privilege of their he cited statutes prohibiting special freight rebates company officials disagreed. T. Michie jr., assistant Secretary of Koppers and j. P. Williams jr., vice president declared the dividends were neither a a rebates nor a a tribute but return on an investment. They denied that the Railroad gave Koppers interests any special concessions not Given to competitors. Relations of Koppers to the virginian corporation organized to convey ownership of the virginian Railroad company were entirely japanese Fleet Admiral Hiro Vasu Fushimi is said to have informed emperor Hirohito that it May be necessary to Send additional warships to the Yangtze River area. This was interpreted by observers As a move to a impress the banking government with the a a futility of resistance. Washington aug 9t algal it the officials asserted a senator Copeland any pro Liam told the committee he wag Auto plants hum Detroit aug. 9�? apr the motorcar Industry swung Back into a production program promis continued on Page 0 germans exp British writer nazis protest banishment of German news men London aug 9�? apr Germany protested today against great Britiany a expulsion of three German correspondents and retaliated by ordering a prominent British news writer to leave Germany within two weeks. Norman Ebbutt Berlin correspondent of the times of London for about 15 years was ordered to leave. Since the nazi regime came to Power in Germany his articles have been widely quoted. An author Tive source indicated the German action would not alter the refusal of the British Home office announced last week to renew labor permits of three German correspondents two of whom already have left England. The British government offered no explanation. The conservative evening Standard in an editorial asking official Light on the affair said a if the men have been guilty of espionage it is better that the Public should be told so than that the present atmosphere of uneasy speculation should in the absence of explanation the evening Standard said a wide publicity is being Given to theories of an alarming Berlin dispatches saturday indicated the nazi government was considering retaliation against the explosion. Werner von crome correspondent of the Berliner Sokala Zeiger was the Only one of the Trio remaining in England and he said he was departing soon. Franz Otto Wrede and Wolf Dietrich lange1, representing an Agency reporting the actions and views of germans abroad left saturday. Posed a constitutional amendment today to prohibit presidential third terms. He submitted to the Senate an amendment which would provide no person a shall be eligible to hold the office of president for longer than two terms of four years a portion of a term served by one who attained the president through succession would count As a full term for purposes of the amendment. By another provision a president whose first term was less than four years because of the operation of the twentieth a flame Duck amendment would be eligible for but one re election. President Roosevelt a first term was thus shortened since he was sworn the second time last january 20 instead of March 4. Copeland is a candidate for the democratic nomination for mayor of new York City. Meanwhile a formal denial that president Roosevelt would lend a hand in the new York City mayoralty contest was issued by Marvin h. Mcintyre Secretary to the president. Just As the chief executive was preparing to leave for Washington at the end of a three Day stay at the family estate at Hyde Park n. Y., Mcintyre gave out a statement reiterating the presidents policy not to a take part in any local primary election except in his Home town of Hyde Park and Home county of dutchess. The statement had reference to reports speculating on the visit at Hyde Park yesterday of Edward j. Flynn Bronx democratic Leader and supporter of Jeremiah t. Mahoney for the democratic mayoralty nomination in a contest with senator Copeland tammany candidate for the Post now held by mayor Laguardia fusion St. Mcintyre said Flynn who has a Home near Hyde Park was one of a number of luncheon guests at the Roosevelt Home yesterday that it was entirely a social affair and a no political subjects were discussed. Some of the reports to which Mcintyre took exception went so far As to say Roosevelt had Given tacit support to Mahoney a statement which Drew a heated reply from senator Copeland. A a satisfied the Purchase of two thirds of the common Stock of the virginian corporation by the Koppers subsidiaries and receipt of dividends on the Stock was Well within the Law. Wheeler submitted for the record details of a transaction whereby the Koppers company and Eastern Gas and fuel associates each purchased one third of the common Stock of the virginian corporation. The two companies Are subsidiaries of Koppers United which its officers said produced 13,000,-000 tons of Coal last year second Only to United states steel. Koppers mines had for Many years shipped Coal from West Virginia to coastal Virginia Over the virginian railway As Well As the Chesapeake and Ohio and Norfolk and Western. Each of the Coal subsidiaries purchased 19,535 shares of Virginia corporation common Stock at $1 a share in january of this year. Although they hold two thirds of the common Stock be beating brings twin charges spa worker claims he was flogged by girl she claims he is slanderer father accused continued on Page to Williams har waive to jury men accused of tobacco theft fail to give evidence two Hurt when Auto overturns four others escape injury after cards wheels lock six persons narrowly serious injury at seven escaped of clock last evening when the car in which they were Riding tumbled Over an embankment on route 3, a Short distance West of Harper. Edward Roop 26, of Beckley Driver of the machine suffered painful facial lacerations from shattered Glass. His wounds were dressed by a local physician who allowed him to return Home after treatment. The Only other person to sustain injuries was miss Beulah Cawley of mid City who suffered minor lacerations. State police said Roop the other occupants of the car and two boys who were walking along the Highway indicated the Accident was caused by the Locking of the steering gear. Buford Williams and Rudolph Hall both charged with robbing the Victory tobacco company a warehouse of cigarettes and cigars valued at $2,200, waived preliminary hearings before magistrate Frank e. Lemon yesterday afternoon. Hall was released when he posted a $1,000 Bond but Williams was remanded to the county jail. He was unable to fix bail. Neither of the accused men testified when arraigned before the Justice of the peace. Trooper b. F. Mclaughlin and w. R. Callaghan after working for a week on the Case arrested the two men Early saturday morning and recovered at the same time $1,000 Worth of the loot. The warehouse of the local concern was entered either sunday August i or the following monday morning. An automobile Load of tobacco was hauled away by the thieves. M. C. Doumany manager of the company discovered the loss monday morning. New Orleans aug. 9.�? apr the flogging of 47-year-old Oscar Kay by a 17-year-old girl Over an accusation that he told a a lies about her culminated today in an assault charge against her and a slander charge against him. The charge and counter charge followed a hurly Burley scene in the District attorney s office in w hich assertions and denials were shouted Back and Forth by the principals. Kay spa worker who protested he was tied to a tree and beaten in the presence of a crowd of onlookers in the girls front Yard saturday formally charged pretty miss Eloise Willis and her father Alfred c. Willis 56-year-old grocer with assaulting and beating him. Assistant District attorney Sidney a. Mitchell then charged Kay with slander Kay had said the girls father and to o Brothers kicked and push Jed him and tied him to a tree and that the girl lashed him Satur Day night. Today he told the District attorney a rope was tied about his Throat i and that he Wras lifted from the ground and suspended in the air for a few seconds. Kay denied the slander charge and Willis and his daughter denied they had made any attempt to hang Kay. The girl a a 135-Pound Brunette said she went to a Hospital recently for an appendicitis operation and was informed Kay circulated false tales she went there to become a Mother. In his statement to police Willis said he tied Kay to a tree and that his daughter used a rope to a give him the beating he agriculture committee promises president they will report control Bill a 0 to y up i action to be Laken Early next session Roosevelt May approve crop Loans on basis of promises Shanghai after outbreak Chiang warned Imperial army Leader threatens Shantung Conquest in event of resistance Washington aug. 9.�? apr tumbling Cotton prices helped president Roosevelt win assurances from the Senate agriculture committee today that it Wall prepare general farm legislation within a week after Congress re Eon Venes in either special or regular session. Or. Roosevelt had insisted he would not approve Federal Loans to bolster prices of Cotton and other major crops unless he received Strong assurances of action on a new production control Bill. The demand for crop Loans increased wifi in the government crop reporting Board predicted today that the Cotton Harvest will total 15,593,Bales, an increase of 3,194,-118 Over last years. Prices declined sharply upon news of this estimate. The agriculture committee voted unanimously to place a general farm Bill before the Senate within a w Eek after Congress re con Venes whether in a proposed special session this fall or in a regular session next january. A the intent of the committee a said senator Pope a Idaho member a was to assure the president and the country that it would prepare crop control Les ignation for introduction to either a special or regular session without attempting to designate he said the action seemed to be about the Best Assurance available to the White House. Members who declined to be quoted by name said the committee a yielded very considerably to the president in agreeing to report out a Bill at a special session if one is called. Smith previously had contended it would be impossible to prepare a a fundamental legislation before january. The chairman told reporters it is the general impression of the committee now that there will be no special session. He said he believed the committee immediately could Wrork out plans for a Cotton and Corn loan program w hich would take care of pressing farm needs until january. Consolidation of North continues japs work to organize permanent regime in piping area tientsin aug 9�? apr a japanese army spokesman said today that if the chinese Cental government sends its armies North against the japanese in Hope Japan will not hesitate to land forces at Tsin Tao for a Westward drive through Shantung province. Tsin Tao is a port on the Southeastern Shantung coast where Japan claims special interests and a successful thrust from there would Cut comm nations Between banking and the Northern coast of China. The spokesman added How Ever that the japanese had Little fear of an Effort chinese Advance from Shantung. He said there were indications that Shantung provincial troops we Ere not taking part in anti japanese concentrations reported from the provinces Northern Border. Instead they were withdrawing eastward from the Chow just below the Shantung Hope Frontier leaving banking troops there alone. A skirmish on the tientsin Puskow railway 30 Miles sout hot Here yesterday indicated japanese were consolidating their position. Japanese cavalry guarding an Engineer detachment repairing the railway clashed with chinese outposts which w Ere driven Back Only after tile arrival of a japanese armoured train. Dispatches did not mention casualties. The japanese army a Confidence in its ability to hold its conquests in Hope and drive out All hostile chinese forces were further emphasized by the return of some japanese units to Manchukuo by rail. These were troops which had been hurried into North China just officer Seaman of japanese Navy killed and chinese wounded in affray at Airfield City a streets barricaded by police Jap naval incursion feared Shanghai aug. 9.�? apr a shooting affray on the outskirts of Shanghai in which an officer and a Seaman of the japanese Navy were killed and a chinese gendarme wounded tonight shifted the spotlight of the month old Clinese japanese conflict to this Metropolis of China. The clash occurred at an Entrance to the military Ai drome just West of Shanghai. Chinese said the japanese officer fired first when his motorcar was denied entry and wounded a chinese guard. The japanese version was that the chinese fired on the japanese without provocation. Word of the shooting spread something like panic along the Northern and Western fringes of Shanghai. -1 the chinese immediately ran up my a War Iii if barricades and put out heavy a i i Iii m a y a i i y trois of gendarmes along the main Jeri if Al i ii Lull i roads of the District fearing an incursion from the huge Barracks with for foes Republican rebel demo Union suggested for debate at mid term Parley plans Are vague Washington aug. 9.�? apr an Alliance with anti Roosevelt democrats is one of the subjects suggested for discussion at a proposed Republican rally next Winter or Spring g. O. P. Leaders said today. They reported some party members favor inviting anti administration democrats to run on the Republican ticket in the congressional elections next year. An alternative proposal that the Republican party change ifs name so democrats May enlist without going under the Banner of nearby of japans permanent naval defense Force. The Shanghai killings overshadowed momentarily larger scale developments in conquered Northern Hope where the japanese were tightening their grip on piping tientsin and the surrounding country and the continued discussions in banking of the possibility of averting formal War Between Japan and China. Chinese dispatches declared the japanese army was preparing for a drive Northwest from piping to carry the japanese Flag through the Mountain passes to the Broad Shahar and Sui Yuan tablelands on Mongolia a Southern fringe. Five thousand japanese troops were said to be moving to attack chinese forces at Hankow pass 30 Miles Northeast of piping on the piping Sui Yuan railway which the chinese say Japan wants to seize. Before this clash informed sources in Shanghai professed to see brighter prospects for preventing the month old conflict from developing into War on a National scale. The japanese army was said to believe a the time had come for their traditional foe has aroused. Libations with China on Little enthusiasm Over the coun infant open free of safety pin continued on Page to five stunned by lightning a men seize big dope shipment Washington aug.-.9�? apr the Treasury reported today customs inspectors in new York had seized 22 pounds of Huntington aug. 9�? apr three months old Richard Lee Sayre swallowed an open safety pin and lived but physicians spent anxious Days tracing the Progress of the pin through his alimentary tract. They expressed belief the baby swallowed the pin More than two months ago but it was not discovered until a Ray pictures were taken after a whooping cough siege. An unsuccessful attempt to close the pin resulted in its becoming dislodged and continuing into the baby a stomach. One Man injured when Bolt hits tree at new Laing mine valued at $150,000 from a Seward aboard the liner Manhattan. A. Bailey ill word was received Here last eve heroin Ching that Andrew Bailey of the Harper Road who is the guest of relatives in Petersburg va., suf the announcement said customs j feared a paralytic strike there on agents believed the Cache of narcotics secreted in a stateroom had been carried across the Atlantic several times with the Steward unable to remove it because of close 1 surveillance on both sides of the Ocean. Hospital group plans meeting Wheeling aug. 9.�? apr the West Virginia Hospital association will hold its twelfth annual convention oct. 7 and 8, executive Secretary James w. Harris jr., of Charleston said delegates from 60 West Virginia hospitals and Santoria Are expected to attend. He added Hospital and Hospital service plan administrators Are scheduled to discuss group hospitalization plans for Low wage earners. Four such plans Are now in operation in West Virginia Harris said Headquarters Are maintained at Charleston Clarksburg Bluefield and Weston. Charles c. Warner of Charleston is president. Sunday. Members of his family could not be reached last night to report on his condition but it is believed he will remain there for a Perod of three or four weeks before being brought to his Home i Here three Brothers awarded second class scout pin three Brothers the first Mem j ments for the highest rank and hers of their troop to become Sec plans to Complete his tests within Ond class scouts were in the j the next few months. He has been spotlight at the monthly meeting i attending school at new River of the Beckley Section boy scout i state College Montgomery for the court of Honor in the american past two years. Legion room of the memorial j Young Foote who goes before building last night. The Honor court at almost All of its one Man was injured and four others stunned yesterday when lightning struck a tree and the electrical current ran Down a mine car track into the Laing mine on Piney River. Warnie Felly member of a construction Crew Iii the new operation was knocked Down. He suffered minor facial bruises and was dazed for several minutes. Others of the group were stunned or startled by the terrific noise and the sight of a Ball of fire which Dennis Leary resident Engineer at the mine said rolled Down toward them in the Drift Mouth. The Crew consisted of Leary Felly James Martin vice president of the Beckley fire Creek Coal company or. Carney mine Foreman and or. Stevens an electrician. Leary said they w Ere working at a Point about 50 feet from the Entrance at the time of the Shock. The lightning shattered a Large tree on the surface and scattered leaves in every direction. A fuse in the sub station of the appalachian electric Power company j we As blown. Medical treatment was Unne Ces j sary for any of the group. Try some of the leaders declared. It Wras said in usually Well informed circles that talk of arranging the National Republican gathering sprang up about the time of Herbert hoovers recent Eastern visit. The former president sightseeing today in Yellowstone Park made no immediate comment on these reports. John d. M. Hamilton chairman of the Republican National committee told reporters he was aware of the proposals for the meeting. He declined further comment. The general purpose of the rally As outlined privately by other leaders would be to re invigorate the party and consider tactics for the 1938 elections. Every Effort would be made these party chieftains asserted to prevent it from becoming a device for booming 1940 presidential candidates. Observers recalled that Arthur m. Hyde Secretary of agriculture in the Hoover administration recently declared his former chief should be a a drafted to re vitalize and strengthen the party. Japan a own terms. But in Tokyo the War minister general Sugiyama declared that a unless China awakens to the situation sino japanese relations face an even greater the chinese he said Are following the a worst possible course and a if the situation continues we must resort to seek stolen car local officers were still seeking last night for an automobile stolen saturday from mrs. Carl b. Short on South Fayette Street. The car a Chevrolet sport Sedan has West Virginia licenses numbered 122-851 mrs. Short said the Gas tank was full. Loyal troops fortify town rare operation is successful government throws line of earthworks in rebels path child will live surgeons Cut away a included twin c. I. O. Planning for labor Day party they were Jack Bazzarre Roy Bazzarre and Alfred Bazzarre All members of troop 45 of Skelton which wag organized recently. The boys were the first members of their organization to be advanced higher than the Tenderfoot rank. Scouts John Larer and John Foote of Beckley troop 65. W Ere awarded the rank of life scout which is Only one Grade below the Eagle rating. Larew lacks Only a few require e d. Hodson International rep meetings for some kind of Awald j Resen to live of the United mine received also a Merit badge in Dairying. Donald Rohrer a member of troop 80 w hich is sponsored by the methods Temple became a Star scout for having received a total of five Merit badges after becoming a first class scout. For winning High ratings in a Merit badge Campaign the following troops were presented medal cont med on Page to workers of America announced yesterday that letters had been sent to important committeemen in the new River and winding Gulf smokeless Coal Fields inviting them to attend a meeting thursday evening at 7 30 of clock at the a i. O. Hall Here. The purpose of the meeting will be to make plans for a labor Day Celebration for the miners of these two Fields under the auspices of the United mine workers of America. Huntington. Aug. 9�? apr i a seven months old girl separated from her undeveloped a included twin Quot by skilled surgeons knife made ready tonight to leave the Hospital apparently Well on the Road to recovery from her strange operation. The operation w As performed last week by or. Francis Scott. He declined to discuss the Case. The Hospital said tile infant was a Fine and will go to her Home tomorrow. Attaches reported the a a twin an embryo a or tumor like new growth was attached to the sacrum of the child. They emphasized the Case was not one of f amese twins. The Hospital said Bones and vestiges of intestinal organs were present but that the embryo a was not developed enough to determine its sex. There was no spinal juncture. Other than to say that there was a quite a bit of dissection Hospital officials declined to discuss details of the operation. Several Huntington physicians looked on while the Young surgeon Cut away the mass. La end a be Franco Spanish Frontier aug. 9.�? apr govern i ment labor battalions rushed to the i Teruel front in Northeast Spain tonight to throw earthwork Forti after i cations across the path of the j insurgents steadily lengthening salient. The whole town of Canete which straddles the Cuenca Teruel Highway apparently was to be transformed into a fortress for a stand Iii the defense of the vital government communications Between Madrid and Valencia on the East coast. Canete is about 40 Miles on a direct line Southwest of Torii southernmost tip of the insurgents Finger like salient. It is on a main Highway East of Cuenca and Southwest of Teruel. The most advanced Vanguard spearing southward Between Madrid and Valencia was below Albarracin tonight but still far from Canete. Insurgent officers said the governments strategy appeared to be to abandon the whole of Cuenca province South to Canete rather than risk a decisive Battle without ample preparation. A terrific land and air bombardment in Northwest Spain opened what insurgent officers called a the final offensive Quot against Santander and Asturias provinces the governments last territory on the Biscay an coast. Francois Headquarters ref i to disclose any information concerning troop movements announcing Only a the drive a

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