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Biddeford Daily Journal (Newspaper) - February 7, 1939, Biddeford, Maine Weather fair colder. Bails i use journal advertising and get the most for your advertising Dollat published for All the people of Biddeford Saco and York county vol. By no. 31. Established 1884 Biddeford Maine tuesday evening february 7, 1939. Fall be med wire service of the afro cited press. Price two cents Senate ats Quaddy Bill District authority is created to continue construction Augusta feb. 7.�? up a the Maine legislature today received a Bill for the establishment of the Passamaquoddy District authority which would continue construction of the $37,-1 00,000 Federal Quaddy tidal water Power dam at Eastport Washington county if additional Federal funds were made available. Revival of the Quaddy development was urged recently by president Roosevelt. Approximately $7,000,000 was expended on the project before construction operations were concluded in 1936, after Congress had refused to appropriate additional funds. Senator Clarence b. Beckett a of Calais who introduced the Quaddy authority measure expressed belief such legislation was necessary before any possible move by Congress to provide More Money for the proposed project. The authority administered by five directors appointed by the governor would be empowered to borrow Money and accept Grants from the Federal government. Heavy death toll feared in Kentucky Chamberlain urges arabs to end feud Ohio River a flood Crest passes Kentucky Cincinnati feb. 7.�? up a fearing a belated report of disaster in flood stricken Mountain areas Kentucky called for assistance today As the Crest of the Ohio River moved past this City. Or. A. T. Mccormack state health commissioner at Louisville said a heavy death list might be revealed in the Eastern Section where the Ohio a tributaries swept to Housetop Levels sunday. A this is the worst flood in the history of the mountains a said or. Mccormack asking for an appropriation from the emergency fund of the u. S. Public health service. Across the River from Cincin British policy one of Compromise he tells delegates London feb. 7.�? to a prime minister Chamberlain urged Arab delegates to the Palestine conferences today to Settle their ancient feud with the jews a a by personal contacts a after the manner of the foreign policy he has pursued in seeking european appeasement with premiers Hitler and Mussolini. Opening the conferences at st. James Palace with a welcoming address to the arabs Chamberlain said a my policy is one of peace. A you will be aware that my particular method of approach to peace is through understanding Spanish War near end peace Parley started Nati residents of Newport and and the first essential step to in Beckett said the authority would Delegate to Federal engineers the a Power to go ahead with actual construction becketts measure also would create the Passamaquoddy District including Roques Bluff Whitneyville East Machias Cutler Whiting Lubec Trescott Marion Edmunds 14 e. I Pembroke Cooper Alexander Perry Eastport Robbinston Charlotte Calais Baring Meddybemps Baileyville and Princeton. The District would include that Aiea near Princeton which had been suggested As a possible site for a naval air base. Powers of the authority would include the building and maintaining of tidal electric Power plants canals dams locks aqueducts transmission lines piers highways Railroad connections and the distribution and Sale of tidal electric Power. The authority however could not a pledge the credit or taxing continued on Page seven Carney starts libel suits Taunton. Mass., Fob. 7.�? up a a barging libel slander and conspiracy mayor Leo e. J. Carney of new Bedford today sought sought damages totalling $225,000 from the publisher of the new Bedford Mercury and Standard times their editor in chief and the publishing corporation. Six Days after the19-year-old mayor was acquitted on charges that he solicited a $25,000 bribe in connection with a municipal Gar. Bago contract carneys attorneys filed the suits yesterday with the clerk of Superior court. The mayor asked $100,000 from k. Anthony and son inc., described As the corporation publishing the papers $100,000 from Basil Brewer publisher and $25,-000 from Charles j. Lewin editor in chief. Locwin was away on vacation and Brewer a not available for comment but when writs were tiled last december the latter commented a no one knows better than mayor c Arney How baseless the charges in his suit Tho suit described both men As a dominating and controlling figures in the publishing corporation and charged they a conspired. To destroy carneys character House Bell completed for new planes president denies any entangling foreign alliances by William b. Ardery Washington feb. 7.�? up a the House military committee sought to wind up its work on the administrations defense legislation today and Send the measure to the floor for immediate action. The Bill embodying major portions of the $562,000,000 armament programme would authorize the Purchase of $300,000,000 of new planes the buying of additional army equipment and the placing of $32,000,000 in a educational the latter would enable manufacturers to familiarize themselves with military needs. Committee members meeting at 10.30 a. Rn., Eastern Standard time agreed to stay at work until they completed their recommendations. House leaders hoped to Start debate thursday. In addition to the augmented army plane programme president Roosevelt recommended to con continued on Page four town observes 200th birthday Brunswick feb. 7.�?brunswick observed its 200th birthday monday evening w Ith a service of thanksgiving remembrance and rededication. It is quite appropriate that services of this kind were held in the first Parish Church because the history of the Church 1 is older than that of the town and Tho office of the minister of the j first Parish Church is older Covington ky., retreated As the Ohio reached a Crest Here of 58 feet. Police chief Leo Livingston of Newport estimated 600 families had been removed from Homes. The water inundated 35 City blocks. Red Cross agencies were prepared to evacuate 1,200 families in the lowlands Here. Harassed by a a Flash floods of Small streams Kentucky did not anticipate an emergency from the oncoming Crest of the Ohio. Meteorologist j. Kendall at Louisville said the City had a a big margin of safety with a predicted High of 34 feet. At Frankfort the Kentucky liver covered the Low lying sections continued on Page four polic Trace Joh Howland suspected Slayer la reported seen in Many towns Rochester n. Ii., Fob. 7�? apr conflicting reports placing John n. Howland in a half dozen scattered new England communities confused investigators today As they sought the 25-year-old Sailor with a warrant charging first degree murder of miss Maude Horne 60. While friends arranged funeral services this afternoon for the elderly spinster who was brutally beaten in her Milton Home Friday night Howland was variously reported in Concord n. Ii., Somerville mass., Newton mass., an i Lexington mass. A Cambridge mass., waitress mrs. Phyllis Moore Early today told police she served a Man last night who resembled news pictures of Howland. Apparently an continued on Page four Barrows Sticks to delays claim fighting Virginia gentlemen that of any governing official of the town. Or. Thompson e. Ashby pastor of the Church presided. The Celebration opened with the ringing of to pfc town Bells and was solemnized As expressed by Philip s. Wilder in a radio address a by a and a to pre Vert him from seeking i Public and a denominational scram being elected to any Public i vice of remembrance and thanks Carney was one of 45 persons indicted last october by a special grand jury which investigated new Bedford municipal affairs. Giving in the meeting House of the first during the Day All of the schools held special exercises depicting in one Way or another the history of the town. Priests Hurt in Auto crash die in Winsted Hospital Winsted conn., feb. 7. To a two priests injured in an automobile Accident in new Baston mass., died today in the Litchfield county to Sita Here. Rev. John f. Madigan of st. Thomas Parish Cleveland a it a Fer sine school Rev. Neal Sheehan of Assumption i College. Sandwich ont., were injured last night when their automobile skidded on an icy Road abut a mile and a half the other Side of the Connecticut Massachusetts state line. Rescuers worked an hour to extricate the two men from their machine which we ent Down an embankment and turned Over. Hospital authorities said the victims died within a Short time of each other. Or. Chester f. English of Winsted said for. Sheehan suffered a broken Back and that for. Madigan had a possible broken Back continued on Page four Augusta feb. 7.�? apr gov. Lews o. Barrows held firmly today to his inaugural address Contention there had been a a unreasonable delays in paying Maine unemployment compensation claims. A what i said still goes a was Barrows reaction to a demand by u. S. Rep. Mccormack d., than Massachusetts for a retraction if Barrows intended to convey the Federal government was responsible. A regulations and red tape in my mind a Barrows declared a Are the cause of most of the delays. I believe it could be simplified. J i Haven to changed my views at Mccormack inserted i n the congressional record yesterday a letter from chairman Altmayer of the social Security Board disclaiming Federal response j ability for delays and saying the i Maine unemployment compensation commission which and misters the state Law always had ample funds and that whatever Federal state relations difficulties had been encountered always had been a readily chairman Clifford a. Somerville of the Maine commission declined comment. De standing is personal addressing the arabs representing the exiled grand Mufti of Jerusalem who quarrelled among themselves and refused to sit in the same room with the jewish representatives the Premier said that Britain was a seeking a Wise settlement of the present difficulties which will safeguard the rights and position of the arabs a who oppose jewish immigration in in a second address to assembled jewish delegates chamber lain paid tribute to the a discipline and restraint which was shown generally by the jewish Community during the period of extreme difficulty and danger in he also repeated the objects of the conference As outlined to the arabs. The holy land itself saw a continuance of Arab jewish strife. Two jews were killed and 55 arabs were arrested in Palestine after Arab demonstrations against continued on Page four new Van Buren court favored committees report on 8 Bills before legislature Augusta feb. 7.�? up a a Bill proposing establishment of a municipal court in Van Buren Aroostook county was reported out favourably today by the legislative judiciary committee which gave the measure a Public hearing last week. Senator j. Frederic Burns of Houlton who introduced the Bill told his judiciary committee colleagues at the hearing there was a great need for the court because some Aroostook county trial justices were a carrying on a Racket by stirring up litigation in an Effort to profit financially at the expense of Tho Public no opposition to the Bill was voiced at the hearing. The same committee recommended favourable action on a Bill providing that the state of Maine enter into a compact with any other state for Mutual helpfulness in relation to persons convicted of crime or offences who May to on probation or parole. Favourable action also was recommended by the committee on a Bill relating to the extradition of persons charged with crime in another state. Tho committee also reported favourably on a Bill providing for the granting of a new charter to the alumni association of Bates College. The committee on motor vehicles favored passage of a Bill to a it Remote aviation in Maine. The committee also reported a continued on Page seven federals swing to idea that they must yield fighting stops by Charles s. Foltz or. Perpignan France feb. 7.�? up a an end to the civil War which has paralysed Spain and endangered the peace of Europe for 30 months appeared imminent today. Or. Juan Negrin Premier of government Spain and his last die hard supporters were reported in diplomatic circles to be swinging around to the View that they must yield. President Manuel Azana abandoned All appearances of clinging to his Post As chief executive of the Republic. After coming to France sunday and staying a Day near the Frontier he went to a French Retreat at Collongues close to Geneva. Fighting in Northern Spain appeared to be Over. Insurgent Generalissimo fran i Cisco Franco checked the Pace of his armies marching through the northeastern province of Catalon toward the French Frontier latest political storm signals Over Washington indicate president Roosevelt has joined those seeking to break the Virginia political machine headed by potent senators Carter Glass left and hairy Byrd pictured with Heads together at Senate judiciary committee meeting which rejected the presidents nominee Floyd Roberts for a Federal judgeship. Looking to 1940. The president would like a delegation controlled by someone else than Byrd and Glass political observers say. President asks for Nore spa funds seek to Amend local caucus Law an act to Amend the Biddeford caucus Law has been placed in the legislative Hopper at Augusta. Amendments sought Are As follow state of Maine in the year of our a Ord Nineteen Hundred thirty nine. An act relating to elections in the City of Biddeford. Be it enacted by the people of the state of Maine As Fellows Sec. I. P. Amp s. L., 1933, c. 118, Sec. I amended Section i of chapter 118 of the private and special Laws of 1933 is hereby repealed and the following enacted in place thereof Sec. I. Nomination by political parties entitled to nominate by caucus. Political parties who Are entitled to nominate candidates by caucus for elective office in Tho City of Biddeford shall nominate such candidates As follows. All candidates for nomination by any such political party As its candidate for the office of mayor councilman member of the Board of education member of the Board of police Warden and Ward clerk shall present to the City clerk at least two weeks before the Date of the caucus a petition requesting their names to be so placed on the ballot to be used at said caucus. Continued on Page four River dragged for children storm halts air traffic driving conditions Are made More dangerous Boston. Fob. 7.-�? up a threaten ing to reach serious prop ration before Nightfall a fresh Snow storm struck new England today grounding air planes and hampering sea and land traffic. Within a few hours after the storm blew in from the West Northern new England was covered with two inches and five inches had fallen in the Cape cod area. The weather Bureau reported temperatures would reach the Low 20�?Ts and that the storm might Abate late this afternoon. Driving conditions already hazardous Over ice coated highways became even More danger continued on Page four he asks Congress to restore Cut in appropriations Washington feb. 7.�?president Roosevelt told Congress today an a a emergency exists in Relief and asked a immediate consideration of an additional appropriation of $150,000,000 for spa for the next five months. This figure represents the Cut Congress made in his request for $875,000,000 to carry spa from february through june. The White House announced earlier today the president had signed the $725,000 000 Bill last saturday. In asking immediate consideration on what he termed the a simple and alarming facts in the Relief Outlook or. Roosevelt said in a message to Congress that with Only $725,000,000 available spa either must reduce its Rolls abruptly april i by 1,000,000 persons or begin on that Date a week by week reduction which by june continued on Page two Carroll probe plans made Osgood to pave Way for investigation of slaying Augusta feb. 7.�? up a senator Earl p. Osgood of Oxford county today said he would remove from the table the last of this week or to while columns of Defeated government troops and refugees withdrew into France. Negrin was still in Spain this morning but diplomatic source said he was bending All his efforts toward orderly evacuation of his Northern troops and the escape of refugees who had not yet Crosse i the Border. An official Spanish report a the Premier after a Brief trip in to France yesterday morning j spent the afternoon inspecting government troops covering the i Retreat along the ter River which i rises in the pyrenees near the. Frontier. Foreign minister Julio Alvarez Del Bayo who conferred with envoys of France and great Britain last night at be Perthus. Remained in close touch with the two Powers which were understood to be consulting Franco in in in. Ralph Stevenson British minister to Spain was said by inform cd diplomatic sources to have Tol Albarez Del Vayo that France a a Britain believed further resist continued on Png a four Harold weeks ends own life is student is threatened with abduction b Ston feb. 7.�? up a Bright eyed Marie marked for kidnapping in a letter mailed to told friends today she a could no to imagine who like the note said that miss Hul Burd daughter of a Chicago investment broker would be abducted from the fashionable or sine school which she attends in the Buck Bay Here. Louise Hulburd 18, a Chicago newspaper would do a thing father said in Chicago a we Are not particularly excited because it looks like the work of a miss e. E. Mcclintock director of the school said the girl was at agents of the Federal Bureau of tending classes and spending her investigation began an i Vestiga Leisure and study periods As usual Tion. The letter was mailed in a we did advise her however Boston last week. 1 not to leave her residence de be rest Hulburd the girls miss Mcclintock added. Compensation plan opposed Boston Fob. 7.�? up cratic loaders served notice today they would demand reconsideration tomorrow of a House vote approving a Republican sponsored measure to reorganize the Massachusetts unemployment compensation commission. Protesting the Hill would mean a a a purge of office holders and violation of civil service Laws the minority waged a futile fight yesterday to present initial approval of the reorganization measure. Tho House gave the Bill two readings. The republicans rejected five amendments offered by representative Roland Sawyer in Ware and adopted one proposed by representative Philip Barnet r., new Bedford to protect civil service rights of present employees i during the reorganization. The drafted measure would replace the present three Man commission with a $7,500-a-year director. The Barnet amendment while protecting civil service employees would empower the director to drop any he found unnecessary after the reorganization had been completed. Junkyard Habitude new suspect in disappearance Boston feb. 7.�? up a police to demo. I Day nought a 38-year-old junkyard Habitude for questioning in the disappearance of Elizabeth Boche 4, and William Bowles 6, who ran from their Homes last Friday afternoon clutching pennies with which to buy Candy and never returned. A neighbor today told police she had seen the Man a familiar Fig continued on Page four two japanese official slain Shanghai feb. 7.�? up assassins today shot and killed to o officials of the japanese sponsored reformed government bringing to five the number of political assassinations Here in three Days. Chow Chi Tang counsellor of the governments minister of finance was shot while Riding through the streets of the International settlement. The gunman pinned on his body a note in chinese characters saying a you Are a Soo Che Dong a tax collector also was shot while Riding in the International settlement. Italian army to leave Spain Rome feb. 7.�? up a the italian government has disclaimed to great Britain any intention of keeping italian troops in Spain after a final insurgent Victory it was reported today in political circles. Foreign minister count Galeazzo Ciano was said to have assured lord Perth British ambassador that the usually authoritative editor Virginio Gayda did not express the governments viewpoint in saying that italians would remain in Spain until a a Complete political Victory had been won by insurgent Generalissimo Francisco Franco. Formerly served aft Maine Senate president Augusta feb. 7.�? up a Harold e. Weeks Fairfield lawyer and former president of the Maine Senate took his life in the Augusta state Hospital Here today by stabbing himself Over the heart with a Nail file or. F. C. Tyson superintendent of the Hospital said. Weeks. 49 years old had been in the Hospital since last saturday. Or. Tyson said weeks had been suffering from a a maniac de the first of next an order opening Pressie psychosis conditions since the Way for investigation of the last summer. Convictions of former Deputy j before entering the state Hospi sheriff Francis m. Carroll and Paul n. Dwyer both sentenced to life for the murder of or. James g. Littlefield Sou a Paris. Senator Osgood had the order tabled last week after it had been introduced by senator Ralph i. Morse of Belfast. Dwyer confessed to the murder hut later accused Carroll of the continued on Page seven Tai weeks had received treatment for two months in the veterans Hospital at Togus. Weeks former Somerset county attorney and a practising attorney in Maine several years served several years in the House of representatives before being elected to the Senate for four successive terms. Continued on Page four today slate news by the associated press direct wire service to Biddeford journal Pope ill with influenza cancels All his hearings Vatican City feb. 7.�? up a Pope Pius i was said by a Vatican news service today to have been stricken with a mild attack of influenza which aggravated his chronic asthma and compelled him to a take All a Vatican circles said the pontiff a a was running a temperature of disabled Craft towed to port. Boston feb. 7.�? zi1 a the disabled new Bedford fishing vessel Mary Jane arrived at her Home port today in Tow of the coast guard Cutter Cayuga which picked her up yesterday 78 Miles Southeast of Woods Hole. Colby Given $20,000 request. Waterville me., feb. 7.�? up a president Franklin w. Johnson announced today Colby College had received a $20,000 bequest from the late Hannibal e. Hamlin son of Lincoln a vice president. The funds will be used for a memorial in the colleges new Mayflower Hill Library. Hamlin was graduated from Colby in 1879. He died in March of last year. 99.5 degrees. This was the second time in three months that he was forced to suspend his activities because of illness but his staff did not summon cardinals who usually Call when the Pope s illness is serious. Vatican circles said the holy father keenly missed the presence of his regular physician or. Aminta Milam who has attended him almost daily since he was stricken ill in 1936. Or. Milam himself is ill with influenza. The Pope cancelled his schedule de audiences but summoned car Dinal Eugenio Pacelli. Papal Secretary of state for a conference i i his bedroom in the Early afternoon

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