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Beckley Sunday Register (Newspaper) - February 25, 1940, Beckley, West Virginia
Meadows runs for attorney general again Beckley Many a decision to ask renomination does much to Clear up democratic gubernatorial situation most republicans still silent by the associated press Charleston a decision to run for renomination has eliminated attorney general Clarence w. Meadows from the list of those who might be after this years democratic nomination for governor. The Young attorney general from Beckley completing his first term As successor to Homer a. Holt who stepped from that office to governor had been considering getting in the gubernatorial race for a year or More. It was not until late this week that he definitely made up his mind to stay out. He has made no formal announcement about reelection but has let it be known privately what his intentions Are. The statehouse faction of the democratic party led by governor Holt still apparently is backing state chairman r. Carl Andrews whose announcement May Quot be made at any tire. Andrews engaged in a Quick tour of the state spent the latter part of the week in the Northern Panhandle around Wheeling. It could be assumed from Meadows decision that he Wall be on Andrews Side in the May 14 primary. Senator m. M. Neely Leader i indictment of prosecutor starts Battle russians press on to Vii Puri by the associated press Helsinki a a strategically spread red army its dead littering the Snow at the rate of 6,000 in two Days was reported tonight by the finnish High command to be striking massively at the Island environs of Vii Puri from a captured coastal base Only 7 1-2 Miles away. From Kaisalahti nestled on the War wrecked Gulf of Finland railway just below Finland s erstwhile second City from Koivisto 17 1-2 Miles further South once the Western Anchor of Finland a manner Heim line the soviet offensive stretched out Over the Gulf ice to Hammer at finnish defenders on the remaining islands in Vii Puri Bay. Eastward other divisions pressed on against the finnish land defences Between the Gulf and Lake Mola striving to Complete a pincers action on Vii Puri. This City once a modern town of 74.000 now is a virtual combat area its buildings wrecked by shells and its non combatants moved away. The finns said these Gulf and land attacks directed at Vii Puri from five Points resulted in heavy russian losses that six tanks and six batteries were destroyed. Rut the finns did not this time say the attacks were repulsed. On the finns left flank East of Lake Mola two russian detachments of unspecified size were declared to have been a a wholly annihilated Friday after piercing the finnish lines. More specific soviet losses were totalled up to Over 2,350, As follows Salme Kaita East of Muo Laa More than 1,000 i acc dead machine guns and other arms left on the Field. Northeast of Lake Ladoga a a about 1.000 killed 15 tanks destroyed.�?T1. At Khmo on the Central Eastern front a the enemy lost 350 the Day previous the finns estimated russian losses at 2,800. At the extreme Eastern end of the line near Taipale the finns counter attacked and destroyed two soviet tanks. Today a communique was the first finnish admission that Koivisto had fallen with its fortifications batteries and coastal artillery on an off Shore Island. The announcement likewise disclosed a rapid russian Advance up the railway to the station of Kaisalahti 7 Miles South of Vii Puri prs Mable As a result of the finnish Retreat to a new line of defences just before Vii Puri. Kaisalahti however is hemmed in by islands at least sonic of which presumably ate still in the hands of finnish defenders. Roth bombing and scouting flights were made by the finnish aviators. Soviet air activity a1 though sporadic Over Finland entire length was not heavy Friday. The finns said they shot Down two soviet planes. Field marshal Baron Carl Gus Taf Mannerheim Finland a supreme commander in an order of the Day thanked swedish and norwegian volunteers for sharing a with us the dangers and trials of the his statement a taken As an indication these volunteers now Are in the firing line. In Day beats Ter member of tue associated press Anet audit Bureau of circulations of the Quot Federal group opposed to the administration has remained in the picture As a probable gubernatorial aspirant although there have been recurring reports that the Quot Liberal candidate he guaranteed two months ago might be someone other than himself. . Split the senators friends Here have remained insistent however that he will not support anyone approved by the administration and there undoubtedly will be a a a Federal candidate in the Field. Matters also Are shaping up among the republicans with a contest Between judge Lewis h. Miller and mayor d. Boone Dawson of Charleston now a virtual certainty. Or. D. B. Ealva of Moundsville also has announced for the gubernatorial nomination. Judge Miller on a platform of a restoring Economy in state government without loss of necessary functions announced wednesday just a week after he had originally intended to do so. Dawson s friends expect him to come out within two or three Days. The return of National committeeman Walter s. Hallanan next monday from Florida where he has gone to recover from a a severe cold. May bring some developments in the Republican senatorial situation. For weeks. Hallanan has withheld comment on whether he would seek the seat himself or support someone else. State senator Thomas Sweeney of Wheeling already is a candidate and former representative Carl Bach Mann of Wheeling is considered a Likely entrant. Hallanan from a statement that House of representatives in approving Extension of Trade treaties a a represents the repudiation of labor both . And . And All Industry in West Virginia. Upon this Issue which affects the fro Sperier of the leading industries of the state West Virginia again has Neon sold Down the River by the Roosevelt administration. Smith May run the democratic senatorial contest is getting into a free for All 1 volume 59�?no. 208. Beckley West Virginia sunday Mohning Kerri a Aby 25. Kuo. Price 5 cents 20c a week 00c a month Chamberlain rules out nazi peace governor of Michigan moves to oust Detroit official accused charges a dirty politics by the associated press Detroit special prosecutor Chester p. Of Hara of the grand jury investigating gambling and graft in Detroit said today a there Are other and bigger things to follow the indictment of Duncan Ward Welcome president Roose Germany puts ban on news of Welles visit with Herr Hitler c. Mccrea Wayne county prosecutor against whom governor Luren d. Dickinson has started removal proceedings. Quot the grand jury intends to go by the associated press berlins nazi Germany tonight placed strict official ban on publication of news of the impending visit of United states undersecretary of state Sumner Welles but nevertheless put it Ben foot of a or commanded american neutrality legislation to european neutrals As Worth emulating. There has been criticism in the # Way to help keep the United states in the Neutral column. Attacks on the United states virtually have ceased. Some papers even from time to time have veltus fact finding emissary. Although it was emphasized that the program for the visit a i which includes an audience with j government of the Sale of eight Adolf Hitler next tuesday or United states line vessels to a Bel press and in circles close to the on with this Job and clean up1 wednesday would be carried out Ian firm but this has largely Wayne declared of Hara without the press getting so much taken the line that Belgium by circuit judge Homer Ferguson As a peek authorized sources a a tolerating the Deal compromised disclosed the schedule was Complete. There is Little doubt but that the american will get a dignified who has been sitting As a one Man grand jury As authorized by Michigan statute petitioned governor Dickinson to oust Mccrea after indicting him. Fred w. Frahm de and Hearty Welcome posed Detroit police superintend As the War goes on German ent Harry Colburn Mccrea s chief statesmen see More and More that investigator four police detectives and several other persons. The group is charged with operating and protecting a $1,000,000 baseball lottery in Detroit. In the removal petition judge Ferguson charged Mccrea with Florida issued a collecting Money from operators action of the disorderly houses and various forms of gambling in Wayne county Detroit attorney general Thomas read came to Detroit from Lansing today to take Over a was much of my creams work As in our judgment has been made necessary by his indictment and other read said the Case in which Mccrea is one of the accused and several others also would be taken Over by his department. Mccrea said today that he Fri the United states neutrality Law has Many Good Points to it and Germany is ready to go a Long her neutrality. The ships Are to touch at French and English ports. All departments of the government have been put on the qui Vive to Supply any information which in the course of Welles visit it will become necessary or desirable to have at hand. Welles himself ranks in the mind of German officialdom largely As a result of the reports of ambassador Hans Dieckhoff Long Back in Berlin As a Man with a Quot photographic mind a who will take Back to Roosevelt and Secretary of state Hull an absolutely True trustworthy and a retouched picture of what Hitler foreign Secretary Joachim von rib Ben trop and other leaders disclose to him. Judging by his usual tactics Hitler in his audience with the american will take the offensive and present Welles we Ith a Long list of grievances against great Britain and France heading the dossier with the charge that Britain provoked this War. In a nutshell hitlers thesis is Likely to be that Germany a powerful nation of 80,000,000 intelligent and industrious people is entitled to Lebensraum living space a which the Western allies have refused her. Turks expect Allie s to War on the soviet newspapers predict it s imminent civil mobilization in Turkey is ordered he and Hitler address crowds there la be no peace with present German government Britain told Hitler says hand of province with him both \ notated up by the a Sci Atud prs London a prime minister Munich Adolf Hitler cried j Chamberlain today flatly ruled out out tonight that Germany will i any peace w Ith the present Ger fight Quot until the terror of the taking Man government As incapable Pluto Racies has been broken a deny the associated press Istanbul sunday Steps amounting virtually to civil of guaranteeing future Security Toj cleared the a three mighty states mobilization i Turkey today applied Europe. Of Russia Italy and Japan to be condition. The latest to announce corned the Opportunity Quot for the is Washington Curtis Lee Campion an army lieutenant who claims descent from the family of George Washington and who claims Jefferson county As Legal residence. Former governor h. G. Hump endorsed by the state House is making an Active Campaign and state senator j. Buhl also is in the race. U. S. Senator Rush d. Holt whose seat is at stake undoubtedly will enter and there Are some who say representative Joe l. Smith of the sixth District has not eliminated himself. From Washington and elsewhere have come reports that senators Neely and Holt have made peace something to be considered in the coming Campaign but neither has said anything publicly about it. Holt did make a statement in Washington he had rejected a suggestion that he drop out this year in return for support in 1942, when Neely is up for reelection. First time to be confronted by my accusers under he reiterated his charge that his indictment is Quot dirty Rotten politics his i in its lowest vilest and most contemptible the Wayne county prosecutor the sheriff and some other officials Are democrats. The state administration is Republican. Of Hara and Mccrea have been headliners in a political feud for years. Each has had the upper hand at times. Mccrea is the Only Wayne county prosecutor in recent years to be elected three times to that office. Chambers opens court tomorrow wants veto Power Over Trade pacts senator Brown offers a left handed approval a expect Bill to be rushed both associated press Washington a senator i own suggested today that Congress be Given the same veto Power Over Trade agreements that it has Over presidential orders reorganizing government agencies. The reorganization orders go into effect automatically after a 60-Day period unless either House disapproves. Brown is counted As a Quot doubtful member of the Senate finance committee which will Start hearings monday on legislation to extend the reciprocal Trade act for three years from next june 12, the present expiration Date. The House approved the measure 216 continued on Page 6 bigamist s wives did no to object but Law did by til associated pres Lubbock tangled Domestic picture of wife no. I divorcing her husband a year after he married wife no. 2. Then moving in to live with them under the same roof we As described today by the District attorney. The official Burton s. Burks said a bigamy charge filed against g. E. Brown 29-year old produce worker brought from Brown this admission he married Letha Victoria Marshall. 26, in 1929, married Margaret Maryland Mitchell in 1937, was divorced in 1938 by wife no. I w to moved in four months ago with him and wife no. 2. Brown s second wife visiting him in jail where he was held in lieu of $1,000 Bond said the arrangement of both women in the House had worked out with no friction. Burks quoted Brown As aying he had three children by his first we Ife and one by his second. A sister of wife no. I instituted the bigamy charge. Hopkins goes to scout meet by Register staff writer Fayetteville a Richard k Hopkins Fayette county scout executive and Robert Barrett of Charleston assistant executive of Norway the Charleston area Council Are attending a scout meeting in Toledo Ohio Over the week end. Neutrals try to avoid War new emergency measures As the possibility of War in the near East was regarded with increasing apprehension in this country. The government coordination committee which was formed to place Industry and Commerce on virtual War time basis inaugurated obligatory labor system in the Regli Coal Basin. Under the plan expected to be extended quickly workers in a1 Industry would not be permitted to leave their jobs. General staff officers arrived from Ankara for final Steps in organizing Istanbul a defences against any possible air and sea bombardments. More British and French technicians arrived to help make the country ready for War. Turkish newspapers that War Between the As he pledged a fight to the Fin i friends and proclaimed his ish Quot until we Are satisfied that Trust that god is with him and his Freedom is Safe a the conflict with i nazi Reich. Germany produced these new results the naval trawler Bevoli 325-ton vessel engaged in , Sank after hitting a mine with ten out of her men lost. The vessel was the 30th of the British Navy to go Down since the War began. The air ministry announced Royal air Force planes scouted deep into greater Germany for the second successor night ranging As far afield As Prague capital of dismembered Czechoslovakia. Officials said besides Prague Points scouted included Kiel Hamburg and Bremen. One plane made a forced Landing in Belgium the predicted i Crew of s x Wras arrested. Lilies and the British press reported with to his old guard in an hours speech broadcast Over the world the fuehrer asserted Quot the hand of Providence saved him from death in a bomb explosion in this very City last november 8 and declared the same Providence Quot has especially blessed us for six years. Quot do you think Providence would have blessed us Only to drop us now a he asked. Quot there is a god he creates people with equal today a Germany he said it stronger in every Way than the Imperial Reich of 1914�?but, especially in its leadership. Preceded by the blood stained Flag which headed his marchers in the abortive Beer cellar Putsch of 1923 and surrounded by old party fighters. Hitler came to Munich a Hauf Brau Hall tonight to commemorate the founding of soviet Russia was certain Espe j out official confirmation that Royal Dally if Russia becomes an in a air Force planes had sunk three portent source of supplies. German submarines and a Mer it was a outed that in such chant Man had rammed and sunk i the nazi party and its adoption of Case the allies would move in a another. I 25-Point program 20 years ago. Mediately against the Rich Baku the toll of merchantmen victims to was his first pm Chin my Oil Fields of Russia on the Caspian j of War rap with the founder Mictl since the Burger bauhaus sea. Ing of the British Steamer Royal f Cpl inn or ked the scene of the newspaper Yeni Sabah a Char 2,266 tons. While or in Inai birr cellar plot and clo it Ely connected with the turkish towed after striking a mine Dan a it pm on shortly after government declared Quot both the ish advices said the 1,206-ton Dan hit or had left logical and Legal justification Al Ivy s lip Asp had bran sunk to on the eve of United states Unready exist for Britain and France the Plant la with Ufi seamen lost. To declare War on Russia. I. A Ming up a series of Pep meetings by Cabinet ministers with an i address in his Hometown of Bir j Mingham the gaunt 770-year Lorl Chamberlain delivered one of his sharpest fight talks of the War. Sweden and Denmark-4n conference today official quarters reiterated that Turkey was ready to fight to defend her own Security. Turkey earlier had been virtually isolated by a storm which swept across Southeastern Europe and turkish officials had denied rumours of impending War which circulated in anxious Balkan capitals As the result of a prolonged interruption of communications. Wilson a have preacher guests n. Raffalovich Dies in Europe son in Law of mrs. Win. Taylor was International banker will try number of cases on which judge file can to pass Roosevelt wins landslide 3rd-term vote in Georgia mrs. William Taylor received from Lausanne Switzerland yesterday notification of the death of her son in Law. Nicholas Raffalovich. International banker and member of prominent White russian family. He w As the husband of the former miss Katharine Taylor and they had Homes in Paris and Rapallo Italy. Raffalovich w How As 53 years old had been in the Lausanne Hospital for six weeks suffering from a heart ailment and diabetes. The cablegram notified mrs. Taylor Only that he had died yesterday and funeral arrangements were not mentioned. He was a native of Saint Petersburg. Member of the family that founded the famous City of Rhodesia. His maternal Grandfather was president of the grand russian Railroad under the old czarist regime. Raffalovich went to Paris in the diplomatic service representing continued on Page 6 circuit judge c. C. Chambers of Logan will be Here monday and tuesday of this week to preside in cases that judge William h. File cannot try. Judge file said he w As interested in the suits before being elevated to the Bench following the by the associated press Donalsonville. A. A president Franklin d. Roosevelt received a vote of a landslide proportions to head again the democratic ticket in a make believe Seminole county preference primary Here today. The president was the Choice of 841 voters with vice president John gainer second with 18. Secretary of state Cordell Hull received 3 votes for first Choice National Democrat Ion in Case Roosevelt should decline a third term Secretary of state Hull was Given a substantial Lead totalling 245. The president received Only one vote for second Choice. Chamberlain decried nazi Aims As destruction of Britain and Quot domination of the Britain on the other hand to said to the cheers of the crowd is fighting a Quot crusade for Freedom and to abolish a the spirit of Mili i Taoism and accumulation of Arma i ments which is pauper izing All j Europe and not n the least Ger Oak Hill the it. Rev r. E. Many a parallel action to enable Den-1 l. Strider of Wheeling the a How in Concrete terms arc Mark Norway and Sweden to j. W. Hobson of Bluefield and them Aires to be secured a he ask guard their neutrality under the the Rev. Ben roller of White Sui cd and answered most threatening conditions they pour Spring were guests this. Quot first Independence of the poles j have faced in years was visualized week at the Home of the Rev. And i and czechs must he assured. A secondly we must have some tangible evidence that will satisfy us that any pledges or assurances j Given will be fulfilled. Under the a present German government there can be no Security for the i by the associated press Copenhagen a program of As a second Choice candidate j by norwegian foreign minister mrs. J. A. Wilson or. I. T i t i i a _ la nil a a m i .1.1 _. I a. I. Halvdan Koht As he arrived today for talks w Ith representatives of i school banquet scandinavian a the other two tons. Koht who said that Quot the thar chairman Farley 154, Garner 78, opened sea Ware Faiez would be one death of judge c. M. Ward and is disqualified from passing on them i chairman James a. Parley 2 sen now. Ator Wheeler of Montana 2 social judge Chambers was Here last year during the illness of judge Ward. The cases scheduled tomorrow continued on Page 6 Security administrator Paul v. Mcnutt 2 and senator Walter f. George of Georgia i. The George vote was a Quot write in on the printed ballot. Wheeler la Mcnutt 9, George 3, first and former governor Eugene Tallmadge of George i a write in. Tile vote although unofficial and not binding in any Way. Attracted attention in that it was toe first Public expression by actual ballot on potential democratic presidential candidates. So keen was the local interest that 868 of the 1,500 eligible voters marked the printed ballots a number equal to the average regular primary. Of the principal topics discussed went into conference at once with the foreign minister or. Peter Munch. The talks Are expected to get under Way in Earnest after the arrival of Sweden a foreign minister Christian Gunther who was detained in Stockholm by a special meeting of the Riksdag parliament summoned for tomorrow. The meeting of the foreign ministers finds their nations vitally continued on Page 6 is postponed mount Hopf a the annual j reflector banquet for journalism j students and mount Hope High j school newspaper staff workers j which was scheduled to be held at i the school building monday night j has been postponed it was announced today. Karl Warden has operation weather Cloudy and much colder with i mow flurries in East and North portions sunday colder sunday 1 night monday fair. By Register staff writer Fayetteville a Karl Warden Fayette county assessor underwent an operation for the removal of a blood clot on the brain at a Cleveland. Ohio clinic wednesday. He was reported today to be much improved. It was believed at first that he i was suffering with a brain tumor fireman admits wedding night slaying of common Law wife s mate by the associated pre o Tacoma Clyde Knowles said tonight John Ord 42, tall gaunt Tacoma fireman had confessed the brutal wedding night slaying of the Man who successfully had courted his common Law wife. He denied however the officer added any connection with the fire that turned the couples honeymoon cottage into a funeral pyre after the Bride and a third Man had been wounded. The body of Hale r. Rosier 56. Former president of the Washington state elks association was removed last night from the ruins of his Urban Home. His Bride Myra 36, reported by Knowles to have lived with Ord for ten years Clung to life in a Tacoma Hospital a Bullet wound in her Abdomen. King Pomeroy 50, who lived in Nosler a Home was beaten severely with a poker. Ord was arrested after taking mrs. Rosier to a Hospital. Knowles said both mrs. Rosier and Pomeroy signed statements that Ord invaded the Home killed the bridegroom and injured them. He gave this summarized version of their statements Quot mrs. Rosier and Pomeroy said that last night Ord came to the Rosier Home and demanded Entrance. Rosier protested and Ord broke in through a screen door. He struck mrs. Rosier knocking her to the floor. When Rosier intervened Ord shot him. He then picked up a stove poker and beat the bridegroom repeatedly Over the head. Quot Pomeroy sleeping in an adjoining room heard the shot and investigated. Ord attacked Pomeroy with the poker knocking him unconscious. Quot Ord then turned his attentions to mrs. Rosier heating her with a piece of cordwood. When mrs. Rosier regained consciousness she saw Ord leaning Over her Hus Zaud pouring kerosene on his clothing. Rosier attempted to Rise but Ord struck him Down with the poker and applied a match to his clothing. Quot mrs. Rosier crawled Over and got a Rug and threw it around her husband s body. Ord then shot her and dragged her onto the front porch. Quot with the House ablaze Pomeroy managed to crawl to safety. Ord drove mrs. Rosier to nearby Lake Steilacoom and threatened to throw her in. Mrs. Nosler a entreaties caused him to change his mind and he drove her to his Home four Miles away. Quot after mrs. Rosier promised to a keep her Mouth shut. Ord took her to pier county Hospital then left. Later he returned and w As arrested de Secretary of state Sumner Welles arrival in Europe for a of cycling out of possible ways to peace the fuehrer gave a defiant War message to his nation and to the world threatening to smash anyone who seeks to deny Germany Here rightful living space jeering at Quot these chamberlains and top hats a sneering at Winston Churchill and disdaining to reveal specific War Aims. He did mention his terms a or to the Start of the War and deathbed them As modest Quot Security of our living space return of our but his present Price for peace went unnamed. Quot what we Are fighting against a he shouted amidst cries of approval a is the idea that one or two Peoples of the Earth should have everything. God did no to make the world for englishmen alone. It simply cannot he that the German a people Are destined to he slaves of the English and significantly Hitler reverted to his Early War practice of leaving France almost out of his strictures. Going Back to 1914. He intimated Germany would have won the world War had he been at the Helm. The nations leaders then he declared were Quot second but today a we All know that neither militarily nor economically can Germany be Defeated. The decisive thing is More than in any recent speech the fuehrer claimed god As his ally the ally of the German people. An awed hush fell Over his frequently noisy listeners when he took them Back to the night of the blast in the rugger bauhaus i and told them solemnly Quot Only a few months ago. In a very special Way i experienced the hand of again Hitler invoked his Friend i ship with soviet Russia and Italy and this time he spoke in the j same breath of Japan. Quot three mighty nations which were Germany a enemies in 1914 now Are Friendly Quot benevolently Neutral a he said. This was just one of the reasons he gave w by Quot it cannot be otherwise that we must be victorious we shall be a today Italy is our Friend not continued on Page 6
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