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Charleston Gazette (Newspaper) - March 17, 1940, Charleston, West Virginia Largest circulation in West Virginia the Charleston Gazette established 1887. Welles visit causes peace talk in Rome great speculative outburst regarding possibilities follows second meeting with Dice envoy sees Pope Pius tomorrow at Vatican Roosevelt May initiate Accord plan after getting report Rome March 16. Sumner Welles approaching the end delicate Mission tonight engaged in a second Confer ence with Premier Musso Lini amid a sudden outburst f speculation regarding possibilities res t r i no Western european peace. As president Roosevelt s special emissary talked intensively with ii Duce for 70 minutes excited commen swept Rome aroused by an unexpected visit the Ger Man ambassador to the ital Ian foreign office and an editorial in marshal Italo Balbo s paper corriere a Dano. Germany s hand seen the ambassador Hans Georg Mackensen called at the to the Day while Welles was conferring with foreign Galeazzo Ciano. Unimpeachable German sources however decried foreign reports that the envoy had delivered Germany s final peace terms for transmission to Welles. The ambassador it was asserted called other business and did not see either Welles Ciano. The corriere Padang mean while significantly editorialized that the american undersecretary state s european tour reflect the realistic opinion White House and s. Govern ment circles whose sole inter est quickest restoration War is equally damaging to europeans and in London diplomatic Cir cles discussed the possibility new Hitler inspired peace approach and some peace initiative by Roosevelt after the state press news and wire photo Charleston West Virginia sunday morning March 17, 1940. Pants wife awol returns and makes report Welles meeting with Mussolini completed momentous tour except for one More highly important step a Call Pope plus Xii scheduled for monday at i a. M. 5 a. M. The american statesman is expected to sail from Naples tues Day homeward journey. Ciano and american ambassador William c. Phillips sat in during the interview Between Welles and Mussolini which was 2, col. 7 Diamond to build addition completion is scheduled for about nov. 1 this year for peace plan would recreate fallen nations this a wire photo transmitted by direct wire to the Gazette Only w. A. Service newspaper receiving such a Chicago March Swanson a Carpenter from Fox Lake hi., has lost pants but not Faith in Matrimony. He was still waiting at the Central police station today for 38r-Yeajr old Bride the for Mer mrs. Ellen Welch Fox Lake. When a policeman found Swanson sitting in an Auto Mobile last night he wore a coat and hat a shirt Long White underwear and a patient expression. I m waiting for the he said. Sergt. Lawrence Gorey who furnished some emergency items clothing said Swan son told the following Story mrs. Welch and Swanson who is 40, eloped to St. Louis last saturday and then began a honeymoon trip Back to Fox Lake. Everything was going along Fine and that s Why Swanson was surprised to Wake up in Bloomington thursday morning and find pants shoes and socks missing. His wife had confiscated them to make sure i d stick Swanson did t object so wife mailed the articles to Fox Lake. Pan less but trustful Swan son continued the journey to Chicago. His wife left in the car in a Lake front Park ing lot to attend to an errand saying she would be Back in 30 minutes. He waited More than.30 hours he said but mrs. Swanson did t return. A six Story addition to the Dia mond department store represent ing an investment More than will be constructed immediately. President a b. Geary announced last night. The Structure plans for which Wili be started tomorrow by meaner and hand loser architects Charleston will be erected to the North present building in creasing the floor space from 65.000 to Square feet. The present building is five stories and will connect with the new Structure. Geary and vice president a. W. Cox m. K. Hearne and Thomas e. Lynn Alj the Diamond and w. A. Meaner returned yesterday from the Midwest where they inspected department stores in Day ton o., Akron o., Detroit and fort Wayne ind. Charles a. Haviland will be supervising architect. The present building was occupied feb. 27, 1927, the site the addition which please Tarn to Page 2, col. 7 one these Days he won t have kidneys Chicago March Alex Upen could t understand Why Bis friends were urging to see a doctor just be ease be had t Felt right in the Pink recently. I be Nevet been sick a Day in my be expostulated. May 1 Haven t Felt just right lately but 1 never had to f to a doctor reluctantly be finally gave in and a physician discovered he we suffering from a kidney ail ment. Linen Shook head incredulously saying i can1 understand in my life have 1 been he is years old. Or. Big kidded by new writers Washington March a satirized Panorama the 1940 political Campaign featuring a movie entitled . Big stays in Washington does was portrayed before a distinguished audience 650 tonight at the 18th annual banquet the White House correspondents association president Roosevelt who has been suffering from a cold for several Days left sick room to attend the off the record affair As Honor guest. Half a dozen other potential presidential candidates also attended along with congressional leaders both parties High officials the army and Navy and scores individuals prominent in the Busi Ness world. Billed As the outstanding tremendous unadulterated twaddle the the movie written by newspapermen poked fun at the chief executive vice president Gar Ner. Sees. Hull and Wallace Post master general Farley atty. Gen. Jackson Thomas e. Dewey Sens. Vandenberg Taft and Wheeler Paul v. Mcnutt rep. Martin and Frank please turn to Page 2, col. 2 spa easter shoppers throng stores wage increase in Valley expected to lift sales favourable shopping weather displacing the midweek cold snap brought thousands per sons to downtown stores yester Day in one the Best pre easter buying Days in years. In state by june 30 expected to be Cut during april says Alderson Many merchants forecast a jump in a Njume this season Over last in View the reported wage Rise in Kanawha Valley in january along with a gain More than jobs that month Over the same period in 1939. Most proprietors Are not at tempting comparisons with the present season and the last be cause the Early arrival easter this year but Are optimistically looking Forward to a big gain in sales for March and april Over the same 1939 months. Comparative department store sales percentages reflect an encouraging picture for Charles ton the fifth Federal Reserve District announced yesterday. Sales were 7.4 percent higher please turn to Page 2, col. 4 president rules out truce giving nazis russians spoils conquests Washington March Roosevelt to Day declared administration seeks a world peace based upon human brotherhood and the recognition by the great Powers their weaker neighbors right to live. He asserted there can be no permanence in a peace whose fruits Are oppression starvation cruelty human life dominated by armed the president left a sickbed re define the peace Aims while Europe boiled with re mors a German peace offensive to coincide with the return to Washington european fact finder under Secretary state Sumner Welles. M called not Neutral addressing world wide meetings the Christian for eign service convocation the executive in effect ruled out any it. Collaboration in a Peffle ratifying recent territorial conquests Germany and soviet Russia. To Allied and Neutral diplomats who declined to be quoted the speech bore the ring an endorsement the Anglo French War objective nazi Dom s destruction. A German Diplomat said . Roosevelt quite evident is not Neutral in moral basis sought the president said today we seek a moral basis for peace. It cannot be a real peace if it fails to recognize brotherhood. It cannot be a lasting peace if the fruit it is oppression starvation cruelty human life dominated by armed Camps. It cannot be a sound peace it Small nations must live in fear powerful neighbors. It cannot be a moral peace if Freedom from invasion is sold for tribute. It cannot be an intelligent peace if it denies please turn to Page 2, col. 5 Jiwat fight to hold jobs amendment to be voted upon would substitute summary courts by associated press justices the peace their exist ence threatened by a proposed constitutional amendment to abolish the ancient office came to Charleston yesterday in an apparent Effort to see what can be done. The magistrates association led by president Montgomery Hancock Montgomery held executive ses Sions and made no disclosures about its deliberations. The meeting was expected to continue tomorrow. Neely invited the magistrates had invited sen. M. M. Neely to speak but he in formed them from Home in Fairmont he could not attend. Neely expressed himself in sym Pathy with the justices in their opposition to the amendment which five cents. Fair and warmer today monday Cloudy Light rain in afternoon night. 44 miners believed dead after explosion in Ohio blast rocks safest mine general View the tipple Willow Grove mine the Huna Coal company near St. Air Seville o., where a number men were trapped following an explosion yester Day. This a by direct wire to the Gazette Only w. A. News paper receiving such a service untermyer is dead coast would substitute summary courts limited jurisdiction for the system in effect since the state was formed. Neely Leader the democratic faction opposed by the state administration which sponsored the amendment before the 1939 legis lature said he considered the jus Tice court the poor Man s forum and i am much opposed to its the 1939 legislature proposed the amendment to be voted upon at the november general election. Some persons expressed belief the meet ing the magistrates might have something to do with their position in the May 14 primary. Informal reports from the session indicated there was spoken opposition to the administration gov. Holt one speaker it was reported made an accusation that the Amend ment was a smoke screen to cover up costs the state police. Another magistrate the reports said urged the organization to work please turn to Page 2. Col. 4 Samuel untermyer famed corporation lawyer also was crusader for jewish rights Palm Springs calif., March 16. Samuel untermyer 82, new York corporation lawyer and crusader for jewish rights died at Panama canal vulnerable to bombers says general sabotage even More feared Strong reveals in urging Senate appropriations committee to restore funds for emergency locks Washington March a War department official estimate that a single raid by As few As 24 hostile bombers might Block the Panama canal for months was Dis closed today. In testimony Given the Senate appropriations committee behind closed doors Brig Gen. George v. Strong the Gen eral staff added that the dispatch such a Force within the capabilities several foreign Huntington March approximately spa employer in West Virginia would be removed from the Rolls by june 30 if the state quota is reduced the basis National estimates state administrator j. N. Alderson said today. At Kansas City. Deputy spa commissioner Howard Hunter said yesterday a third the nation s spa workers would be dismissed by june 30, starting next month. No figures the Aoril quota i i for West Virginia have been re eral state added that the dispatch such a Force was Well Cei Ved Alderson said but that in the basis the figures announced yesterday we May expect Relief Rolls in the state to be reduced for the non a expected about to now employed by the spa in West Virginia would be dropped during april. Haste said essential though the canal s Garrison has been strongly reinforced since the european War started. Gen. Strong reported that recent exhaustive studies and tests by military officials had shown that air attacks could be readily launched daily from a single aircraft Carrier from a relatively Small land air base. Even More feared he said is sabotage particularly by a ship Laden with hidden explosives. Strong was testifying in support please turn to Page 2, col. 8 Winter Home today. Untermyer had been ill for Sev eral weeks. Death came in mid afternoon. Palm Springs for years had been Winter residence. With the com ing cold weather in the East he would come Here to As he put it sit in the Sun and not he had not been As Active in recent years As formerly although periodically he came out with a denunciation German treatment jews and a prediction that Ler s policies would bring economic ruin. He protested As president the non sectarian anti nazi league against German participation in the new York world s fair. He Long had campaigned for labor please turn to Page 2, col 3 Bioff asks High tribunal review seeks writ error 1923 conviction pandering Springfield 111., March Bioff powerful chief the Hollywood movie labor unions today petitioned the Illinois supreme court for a review the six months sentence imposed 18 years ago following conviction pandering. The Appeal to the supreme court came As a result Bioff s failure yesterday to obtain a writ Hareas Corpus in the court chief Justice John Prystalski the Crim Inal court in Chicago. The judge declared that Only the governor by a Pardon could keep from serving out the old sentence. Today s petition was for a writ error the appellate court Cook county Chicago which affirmed Bioff s conviction in february in spite the fact that the appellate court upheld the sen tence Bioff never was taken in custody again although he frequently was in Chicago. Norse look to defences Sweden Norway Finland fear another move by Russia Helsinki March 6. Ins Sweden and Norway As Well As Finland hastened tonight to reconstruct their defences looking towards the Clay when the scandinavian countries dread soviet rus Sia again will strike Westward. Sweden whose military forces were partially mobilized during the 105 Day finn ish soviet conflict ordered disbandment the troops in the Northern part the coun try As soon As possible. Far from signifying accept Ance the Russp finnish peace As an enduring pact this step actually is a defense measure for it will release officers to train More men. Sword and trowel recruiting according to the authoritative Stockholm news paper Dagens Nyseter is to quits position be stepped up at once. In defeat the finns mean while acted the advice please turn to Page 2, col. 6 Smiths Browns forging to front new York March the Jones family is slipping from Power in the u. S., but the Smiths and Browns Are still forging ahead. The new 1940 edition poor s Register directors and executives shows that the Joneses in places corporate prominence and Power slipped from 386 in the 1939 edition to 383 in the new one. The Smiths however increased from 920 to 925 and the Browns from 468 to 469. Public service commission Secretary mentioned for sheriff race by Harry g. Hoffmann n. R. Henderson considered a Likely candidate for the democratic nomination for sheriff Kanawha county resigned yesterday As Secretary the Public service com Mission. While he made no statement concerning future plans Resig nation was looked upon As a cer Tain indication he will seek the Post now held by sheriff j. M. Slack and May make formal announcement within a week. Henderson a former banker and Secretary the commission since 1933, asked that resignation be come effective As soon As convenient with the commission and added it is with real regret that i feel it necessary to service is lauded the commission accepting the resignation informed Henderson that he would be relieved please turn to Page 2, col. 1 easter business increase 20p. C. Over vindicated biggest buying Rush since Christmas expected Market shows indefinite trend As peace talk wedges War babies9 into decline hitched its sales Chart to the easter shopping Parade today As merchants pre pared for the biggest buying Rush at retail counters rare entombed behind Barrier air Cut off superintendent and tipple Foreman killed trying to reach trapped men at Willow Grove 113 others Are saved by mine Rescue Crews fire and Black follow detonation several Hurt St. Blairsville . March our men entombed in the explosion torn Willow reek Coal mine were feared dead tonight. Two men were killed try ing to Rescue them. Rescue Crews saved 1 13 other min ers most whom were affected by the death dealing Black Damp which followed a Noonday blast. Officials the Hanna Coal company owners the mine which is located three Miles South Here declined to speculate the miners Fate. The 44 were Cut off from fresh air and entombed behind a Rock bar Rier. Believes a killed but they re All could t live through that said Fri he bae fit that rescued men. This View was shared by fellow workers. Desperate attempts to Contact the imprisoned men failed. While Rescue Crews battered at the Rock thought it would take All night to break were made to Force fresh air to the men Down a 90-foot Shaft. A revised Check by r. L. Ireland company president showed that li7 men were in the huge mine when the Accident occurred. Most them gained safety through the air Shaft located at the end the three mile Long horizontal mine. On the Way we saw men scattered All Over the said John Toworoski 33, Neffs. Harry. Stanley declared it looks George Strain asserted that the length time the men lived de Pended the amount air Avail Able in the area where they were trapped. Two give lives John Richards mine superintendent and Howard Sanders tip ple Boss lost their lives in a Dar ing Rescue Effort. They were killed by the treacherous Black a Gas which forms in mines after an explosion. Nearly All the 160 were affected by the Gas to some extent. Scores were treated at an Emer gency Hospital set up in the mine office basement but there was no immediate indication How Many were in serious condition. An undetermined number were reported Hurt. Nick Polecy and George Griffith were in Martins ferry Hospital and Peter Taylor and Charles Kluskey in Bellaire Hospital. Polecy was burned about the face and arms and the others were gassed Griffith seriously. Polecy and Griffith were with Richards and Sanders in the first Rescue Effort. Fifteen men were carried out stretchers at one tune As thousand please turn to Page 32, col. 4 since Christmas. Taking the Trade spotlight away from the world s Roa intr business in War machines America s Sellers easter hats Spring Coats and the latest fashions in women s dresses Ped to the front the economic stage dresses sales curve turns upward liquidation the Short lived autumn War Boom Industry continued the past week and manufacturing activity generally showed less expansion than usual for the season. Countering the production trend the retail sales curve spiralled up Ward in Many communities. The Rise was expected to make the highest March Peak in retail sales in years partly because the earliest easter Date in a Quarter Century. A easter Trade prospects the National retail dry goods As please turn to Page col. 6 traditional Palms received by Pope Vatican City March Pius Xii today received the custom Ary gift Palms the eve Palm sunday. Members the papal household said the pontiff begins holy week in the midst a rigorous lenten fast having eaten no meat during the entire lenten period and having gone without food one Day each week. He also has restricted daily exercise to one Short walk a week in the Vatican gardens. Public audiences have been sus Pended since the Start Lent

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