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Brainerd Daily Dispatch (Newspaper) - May 8, 1939, Brainerd, Minnesota Weather generally fair tonight and tuesday. Cooler tonight warmer tuesday. The Brainerd daily dispatch the Complete family newspaper pictures by Home photo i in the heart of the Lake Region to Lobona United Prest poll to. 74 or 78 leased wire Brainerd. Minnesota. Monday. May 8. 1039 Hea restore service and hews pictures vol. 65�?no. 235roth of witness stand Stassen is a in in i in an i 100 years silent upon old today session Call St. Paul Minn. <u.e>�?gov. Har old e. Stassen Hack at his desk in the Capitol today after a 10-Day vacation met the Challenge of her Man c. Wenzel who he suspended As state conservation commissioner. He declared he would furnish the commissioner at once with a de tailed Bill of particulars respecting charges against him. Asked about the possibility of an extra session of the legislature to meet the Relief situation the governor said Quot the first responsibility lies with Minneapolis officials. Quot i will observe with interest the results of the mayor s conference week from today. Quot we Are much interested in Minneapolis Relief conditions and anxious to learn what solution the City May have to Stassen however declined to commit himself on any suggestion that he Call an extra session of the legislature to Deal with the situation. The governor said the emergency committee set up by the reorganization act would have its first session soon. This committee consisting of the governor rules chairmen of both houses finance chairman of the Senate and appropriations chairman of the House has Broad Powers to determine Relief Alloca tons. Stassen revealed that Relief director Alfred w. Luecke is Mak no a detailed Survey of Minnesota communities respecting debt Structure debt limitations Relief loads spa loads Relief needs and Anan Elal ability tax Fry the the governor said he Tad a conference with various spa officials in Washington but had nothing to report definitely at this time. Stassen said that the National social Security Hoard had Given unofficial approval of the new unemployment compensation setup. This includes Merit rating and the limitation of coverage for less than eight employees to communities under 10,000 population. Closing prices new York Market closed irregularly lower. Am Loco 174 am Rad la 4 am smelt 41% Anaconda 24�?T4 b a o 5% Beth Btl 55% can Pac 3% Caterpillar 444 Chrysler 67 t4 coca cola 128% Deere 19% Dupont 141% Firestone 20% be 34% Gen foods 43 Gen Mars 44 Goodrich 16% Goodyear 26 in pad 20% greyhound 18 Hudson 5% int Harv 58 int Nickel 47% Mont Ward 47% no 8% Packard 3% Penney 82% Phillips pet 35% Plymouth 18% Pullman 26% rep St 15% Safeway 36% std brands 6 so Cal 26% so ind 24% so no 46% Stude 6% Swift 18 in Pac 93% us rub 38% us St 46% us St pad 109% Western Union 18% West air 20% West Al 90% sex div Woolworth 44%. Fate trips up Driver Chico Cal. Or a a Driver who crashed into the rear of Fred Timmons car and then sped away before he could be apprehended overlooked the fact that he had left a calling card. Timmons found the License plate wedged into his crumpled fender and the tracing Down of the owner was even simpler than the rules for leaving calling cards. Quot Lay off the artillery police warn Small boys anxious to see youngsters have fun but just As desirous of protecting property the City police department today gave fair warning to youngsters whose accuracy with Sling shots and Beebee guns has destroyed Street lights and other breakable articles in Brainerd recently. Estimates this morning placed the total damage done by youngsters of the City with the various forms of artillery at nearly $100. Street lights have been smashed signs on lamp posts have been ripped and shot off and other property belonging to the City and Pri vate parties has been destroyed wantonly by boys who have no consideration of the rights of others. Henceforth a close watch will be made in protecting property and preventing further outbreaks of this Type. Boys caught shooting out lights or destroying other articles will to apprehended and brought into juvenile court for punishment policemen declared. Citizens who View property destruction Are urged to Call the police station at once and report those responsible. In this manner the Wanton destruction will he stopped More promptly it a pointed out. Mrs. Louise Dechaine shown above is too years old today but she does no to look it or feel it. She lives eight Miles South of Brainerd on the farm she and her husband homesteaded 59 years ago. She was born in St. Paulin Quebec Canada. Active and still holding an intense interest in living she it Ltd ror of her own from and makes rugs and other articles of Handiwork to pass away the time. Famous Dionne will have personal police on visit Callander ont. A go do the Dionne quintuplets will get a personal police bodyguard and two motorcycle escorts when they go to Toronto to meet King George and Queen Elizabeth it was announced today. The entire Dionne family will make the trip the night of May 21? marking the first time the quintuplets Ever have been away from Home. It also will be the quins first train ride. Provincial police inspector Frank Creasy of Haileybury will super vice the police Protection. In Toronto police motorcycle escorts will be assigned the for the automobile ride to and fat in the legislature buildings he presentation will be h6 a. 6 a British Boycott Windsor speech Kings ship loses Speed in fog Bank morals charges pm against Calif. Pastor los Angeles a or a or. Joe Jeffers handsome pastor of the kingdom Church and his wife mrs Zelia Joy Jeffers appear today before Superior judge Clarence l. Kincaid to enter pleas to four morals charges. Their counsel Lorrin Andrews said he probably would move to dismiss at least two of the charges. The charges All Are based on test Mony of a District attorneys investigator Vincent Higgins and a Beauty parlor operator Marguerite Morgan who allegedly witnessed immoral acts. Aboard the s. S. Empress of Australia at sea or a the Empress of Australia and conveying warships in route to Quebec with King George and Queen Elizabeth were forced by Haze to reduce Speed from 17 to 12 knots Early today. They went into fog formation the Empress followed in single file by the cruisers Southampton and Glasgow and the Battle Cruiser repulse. Two hours later visibility had cleared enough so that Normal Speed could be resumed. At 2 a. In. Cost the Squadron was 300 Miles West of the Irish coast beginning the third Day of the voyage. Earlier the Empress had bucked a stiff wind but their majesties were Good sailors. They did not seem to mind the ship s pitching. Many passengers were confined to their Cabins hut they went about a Norma ship life. They watched five passing trawlers which steamed toward the Empress Colling heavily their sirens saluting vigorously. Yesterday the King and Queen hurriedly put on life belts when the ships sirens called for boat Drill. They lined up with the rest of their suite for the customary captains inspection. They attended religious serv c. In the main dining room Conducta in a. R. Meikle joining in London in a the British broadcasting company which controls radio programs in this country decided today to Boycott a speech which the Duke of Windsor is scheduled to make from Verdun tonight. Officials of Tho company after a hurried meeting decided not to rebroadcast the speech regarding it a untimely coming when the King fess Ted Brawley is City Marble Champion Mem Mem Dike of Windsor on the Atlantic peace Mission to 0 a b to c ? a o 4 v a Quot a responsive readings and sing Quot me and Bozo Are pals a me and Bozo Are pals a the boy explained. Quot he a Hurt and i can to eave the boys face was tear streaked. He Knelt in the Middle of the pave nent on Oak Street just outside he City. Bozo Lay on the pavement two feet Cut and bleeding. Cars whizzed past on both sides. Quot Bozo and me were on a hike a he boy explained to a kind hearted Motorist who had stopped. Quot Bozo vent swimming in that Slough Back Here and Cut his feet on some lass a examination showed that one of he dogs front feet and one of his Back feet were slashed and bleeding. The boy said his name was Warner Leonard and that he and Bozo practically grew up together. Quot if i got Hurt mister a he explained Quot Bozo would t leave me. Now that he a Hurt i can to leave him. He a too big for me to the Motorist who has a couple of dogs of his own at hemp found some Cotton in his car and bound up the dog s wounded feet. Bozo gave his hands a few thankful laps and heaved himself to his feet. Together the boy and dog proceeded Home and the Motorist went Back to his car. Editors note sure we know this Isnit a news Story but seems to us its a Welcome Relief from the kind of news stories that newspapermen have to publish Day after Day. We made it Short because if we went any further wed editorialize and you can t do that in a news Story ing. The Queen selected the hymns for the service Quot new every morn ing is the love a Quot King of love my Shepherd is a and Quot fight the Good the King dressed in a Blue lounge suit with a White pin Stripe heard the Captain Pray Quot most heartily we beseech thee to hold our most gracious Sovereign lord King George from the dangers of the sea and from violence of the enemy Quot the same prayer went up from of a relies throughout the British and from British ships at sea. Propagandist hit in Coughlin talk Detroit a the Rev. Father Charles e. Coughlin in his sunday Sermon advocated insertion of a clause in the nation s next neutrality Bill which would punish propagandists on the theory that free speech May be employed to destroy the right of free speech. The radio priest said that a neutrality Bill which did not consider keeping out War propaganda was weak and a plan to draw the United states into the next War through the use of propaganda has been described in a British Book father Coughlin declared. One volume entitled Quot propaganda in the next War a written by Sidney Rogerson and edited by capt. Lidell Hart famed British military authority recently was quoted in the u. S. Senate by sen. Gerald p. Nyc he said. And Queen Are hound on their America. Thousands of British listeners who have Short wave sets probably will be Able the pick up the speech however. Britons particularly those in court circles were astounded by the disclosure that Tho former Edward Chi was to broadcast a speech to the United states through the National broadcasting company hardly 48 hours after his brother Suc Cessor King George i had sailed Tor a visit to Canada and the unit led states. It was at once pointed out that the Duke had made no radio speech since his famous Quot woman i love Quot broadcast on the evening of his abdication december la 1936. Court circles suggested that the Duke was Quot ruling another Boner Quot such As that which caused him to cancel a projected visit to the United states in november 1937, when it developed that his Quot sponsor and Advance agent was Charles e. Bedaux inventor of an Industrial speedup system which has been bitterly denounced by labor. So astounded were people connected with court circles that they even predicted that he would cancel his plan when he realized As they put it that it might be interpreted As untimely publicity. Quot it looks As if the Duke was beginning to act up As soon As the King is out of the country a said one person. Neither the King nor the government has any authority to prevent the Duke making speeches. They had left it up to him not to Embarrass the Royal family. For that reason court circles expressed Confidence that if he did make his speech they hoped he would no to he would confine himself strictly to non controversial topics. Four escaped prisoners still at Large today Lexington a four prisoners who pried open their cell door saturday night and escaped still were at Liberty today but a fifth who escaped with them by sliding Down blankets from the second floor was Back in custody. Melvin Wootan 21, Council Bluffs la., was caught yesterday. Legion will Start funds drive soon members of the finance Ami decorations committees headed by j. Levis and c. E. Parker respectively within a few Days will Start drive for $2,000 with which to sponsor the sixth District legion convention to be held in Brainerd june 2, 3 and 4. Of the $2,000 being sought in contributions from Brainerd business houses $800 will by used for bands and drum corps $500 for building and Street decorations $150 for advertising and $150 for policing. The remaining $400 will take care of stationary supplies badges and other general and miscellaneous convention expenses. The convention will bring thousands of visitors into the City during the three Days and will he one of the most spectacular District conventions held in Many years convention officials declared. The final program for the convention will be completed within few Days. All committees at a meeting held Friday night reported substantial Progress in every division of activity. Grand Bend ont. In Ontario forestry department rangers said today a fire which swept 25 Square Miles along the Lake Huron summer resort District Here yesterday was extinguished. Over 1,000 resort residents Farmers rangers and firemen joined yesterday in a Long Battle to Check the flames. Twelve year old Ted Brawley sixth grader at Lincoln Grade school is the Best Marble player in Brainerd the City wide tournament held saturday at the Myca proved. Ted shown at left won the Crown from the four age division winners in the feature event of the afternoon. Other winners Are shown in the group picture above. I left to right they Are Frank Brown 8, 6-7-8 year Winner Ted Brawley City Champion Meyer Skoog 12, Franklin free for All Winner Kenney Johnson 15, Franklin drop in Box William Jarboe 15, Franklin 15 and Over Champion Bob Brown 13, Franklin longest shot Dean Davis. La Harrison 9-10-11 year old Champion. Not shown is de Lehman of in Well Winner of the most accurate shot contest. Brawley who is the son of or. And mrs. John Brawley 321 South 2nd Street won the Crown this year to Stop the two year winning Streak of Meyer Skoog of Franklin Junior High. The contest was sponsored by the daily dispatch with Clair Bedal of the wlm a recreational department in charge. Softballs were Given the winners in each of the nine divisions of the contest and a softball Bat went to Young Brawley. New peace Hope is seen in pact declares he rented Only two graders denies he signed applications for placing of Road equipment on rental basis by United i Hess announcement of a military Alliance Between Italy and Germany caused Little concern in most european capitals today. On the contrary it was regarded As Likely to promote a settlement of Germany s claims on Poland without military Force. Belgian quarters pointed out that Italy is opposed to military action by Germany against Poland and London or a the government. Informed the House of Eon Monn today that it la ready with other Danzig treaty Jakiw Era to mediate Between tier Many and Poland on the former s demand for return of the free state. The nature of the statements of prime minister Neville 4 Hai Herluin and it. A. Flutter foreign undersecretary caused a my ii Luton on whether a revival of it Hamber Lalni a Quot up Peu Sementz Millry is in Proa pet there being much current talk of would not enter such a pact if Germany meditated Force. In Paris it was believed Premier Benito Mussolini May seek a peaceful solution now that he is in a military Alliance with his Axis part a Ner Adolf Hitler. Germany however pursued its usual course in preparation of wringing concessions from another country. The nazi press in hailing the Axis agreement intensified attacks on Poland demanding that terrorism against Germany be halted at once. Hermann Wilhelm Gorring s National Veltung of Essen said one asks whether Poland Voll continue to simulate readiness to negotiate while at the same Tine allowing he rape of germans in Pom Rellen Posen and Silesia. Quot Warsaw will have to decide whether it wants to create a situation where it is a question of an Eye for an Eye and a tooth for a tooth. If the poles answer in the affirmative by continuing acts of violence against germans then Germany would act London reported that Mussolini entered the military Alliance Only after France had rejected an apparent invitation to Settle his Mediterranean informed sources said Mussolini demanded no territory but asked two seats for Italy on the governing Board of the Suez canal a free port for Italy at Djibouti Gateway to Ethiopia a new arum Kope continued on Page 2. C. Elmer gets write up in american youngest of a three youngsters who run a state a c. Elmer Anderson lieutenant governor of Minnesota received further nation wide publicity for himself and Brainerd in the current Juno Issue of the american Magazine. Tile article Replete with pictures tells of the rapid Rise of Anderson governor Harold Stassen and speaker of the House Lawrence j. Hall from a Humble beginning to positions of influence and importance in the state. Highlighting the remarks concerning Anderson is the Story of the attempt to get c. Elmer to withdraw from the race for lieutenant governor. A Farmer Laberite emissary it was said was sent to Brainerd to ask c. Elmer to withdraw but after a trip to a local Bank where he found that Anderson had $50, credit he promptly left the City. Besides touching on his Alger like Rise to the position of lieutenant governor the american article written by John Janney tells of the Brainerd Many a outstanding Success in private business. Preliminary remarks describe the Minnesota Trio who Quot run a state Quot St. Paul. Minn. A p. C Roth Brainerd Minn., contractor today took the witness stand it the trial of n. W. Elsberg former Highway commissioner in Ramsey county District court and Quot passed the lies to the Beaver Bay Highway Job equipment payrolls. He was first witness called today by the state in Elsberg s trial on charges of falsely auditing and paying claims against the state. Roth declared that his firm never had More than two patrols graders in use Between june i and july 8, 1937, in the Duluth District shown by the Highway department records that four application for the placing of equipment on a rental basis on the Beaver Bay Joe had been received from his firm Roth declared signatures were not by him. The applications had been signed Quot a. C. Roth Quot by the witness declared he never had made the applications. Roth told in detail How he received some $8,608.15 in warrants from the Highway department for equipment rentals which the allegedly false payrolls for the North Shore Job showed were for i firm s equipment. He told How he tied Laded the a mounts owing him for the patrols used or. That District and then paid the s. J. Reader company of Minneapolis by his own Check the remainder of the $8,609. Roth said he kept $795.94. Legally owed him and turned tha rest Over to the Reader firm. On August 23, 1937, or about that time he said he received some late warrants for equipment and then received a Telephone Call from s. J. Reader. Reader already convicted and awaiting sentence on a similar charge to that on which Elsberg is being tried said the warrants were in the mail Roth testified. Reader he said suggested that he Roth take out the Money that was owing him for the two patrols used on the Beaver Bay Job and give his Check to the Reader company for the difference. Under questioning by William c. Green special prosecuting attorney Roth a Aid that aside from the $795 due him he received no part of the warrants. To said he first Learned of the existence of the fraudulent equipment payrolls during the Reader trial. Brainerd weather temperature maximum.74 above minimum____________41 above the new British Imperial air ways Long Range flying boats have the distinction of being the first commercial planes to be equipped for refuelling in flight. As outstanding examples of the positions of influence being taken by the youth of the Day. Draft memorial Day plans a committee appointed by the american legion and veterans of foreign wars posts met saturday afternoon at the Brainerd chamber of Commerce rooms and prepared a program for memorial Day May 30. Charles w. Fleischer adjutant of the veterans of foreign wars Post presided and Albert a. Eng Lund past commander of the american legion Post officiated As Secretary. Judge d. To Fullerton was named general chairman and his committee includes tin commanders of the two posts named the commanders of g.a.r. Arid Spanish american War veterans and the president of , and american legion auxiliaries. This year the . Will select the speaker and the color bearers. The american legion will furnish the firing squad. The members present urged thai the general Public should inform itself As to the Courtesy due the Flag. In Many instances in the past the colors have been carried past citizens who did not remove their hat3. D. C. Gray was named treasure and reported a balance on hand from last year which will be supplemented by further donations. Miss Grace Reid americanization chairman of the . Auxiliary was named publicity chair Man. Among those present at the meet ing were judge Fullerton George Chase and miss Grace Reid Amor Caniza Tion chairmen of . And auxiliary mrs. Helen hand president of the . Auxiliary Charles Tew Curtis Strong commander of ., d. C. Gray Charles Fleischer Glen hand and Albert a. England

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