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Greencastle Daily Banner (Newspaper) - April 18, 1939, Greencastle, IndianaA the weather a a and Nijjer t i amp rib forty seventh daily Banner a it Waves for ally in of United press service 4 All the Home news s a Ved in Brit unfold i ssi i belie a reek cast i get Indiana Tok slav Ai pm i. 18, 1939. No. 157 indicate some de a Oki due her posts unite a today Lek by l l Kos to rerun Alor Suprin Al country by it Buck Hun la Rbt Iii Speke today Ting ome. April 18.�? up it a a High St South reported today that Jer by Ito Mussolini intended ignore a Quot Quot Lent Roosevelt s api few in Quot i Anil let Adolf Hitler a for the Herlin Rome a a Xis in address to his nazi Reich Stag Jyh 28. A cording 1 a the informant. Mus Ini is Ili gusted Quot at the tone Content of the presidents to him and Hitler and had eel with the nazi fuehrer that Best course was not to reply to armally. Is Cist quarters said they under cd that Hitler told Mussolini he lid make an adequate reply in his Ich Stag speech. Testing Road bum hade Indianapolis april 18.- up capt. Walter Eckert of the Indiana state police announced today that systematic blockades of Indiana highways to Check motorists for various traffic violations will become a regular part of the state police routine. His announcement followed the results of 17 experimental blockades conducted about Midnight on three night last week. In this test 9 862 Drivers and automobiles were exam Intel. Arrests totalled 87 for various offences including 11 who were held for driving while drunk. One person was arrested for transporting illicit alcohol and one stolen car was recovered. W earnings were issued to 158 Drivers. Council in regular meet last night session time taken i p with permits claims Etc. Farmer 100. Who chased bandits leaves 41 a too Spring weather is like inter rain and Snow feat a red we Ather in Oreen c Astle today Berlin. April is up Adolf arrived unexpectedly today m Austria where lie had been in a nazi troops Hitler Cune to Berlin by train of i suddenly changing plans to stay night in Austria. Air marshal Mann Wilhelm Goering is exp to arrive by Railroad this Cven before Rome where he has been inferring with Premier Mussolini on nazi fascist reply to president Tevelt s peace message. Jondon april 18 up a prime mater Neville Chamberlain praised rident Roosevelt a peace message Lay and indicated maintenance of 1 Independence of the Netherlands Itherland and Denmark was of latest importance to the new rope an front against aggression. London. April 18.�?<up a Nego a tons to include Turkey and rus in the Gigantic Quot peace front conclusion today As Parlia int reassembled to hear prime mister Neville Chamberlain a and count Halifax foreign Secretary Icart on the Central situation. It was understood that chamber n would announce formally great tin s full adherence to president Levelt. Peace plea and that he id into the in reply to questions it he Hood turkish and russian Ciatu would be completed this Fth Erc in reports that agree tuesday was a genuine Early March Day in Greencastle not Only did it rain Snow sleet and do other Odd stunts As in so far As the weather was concerned it made itself about As disagreeable As was possible. There was a cold wind out of the South along with the rain and Snow and but few people braved the summer like storm to get Down town. The rainfall along with the Snow did not help the flooded streams any and weather forecasts for other sections of the country indicate More rain and higher flood Waters in most every instance. The Snow storm so far As press reports from the West said was slight Here compared to what it was further West where some communities reported the worst of the year. The Quot generally fair and not so Cool in afternoon a predicted Early today for tomorrow was encouraging. More Firu p r o t e action Berry Street residents w ill in Given water main by Council action another step was taken by the City Council of Greencastle tuesday Evon ing to provide further fire Protection for the residents of West Berry Street. The Council was asked by be Mars. Iowa. April 18 up a Quot treasure Chest Quot containing at least $41,500 in Gold coins an i Bills has been found in the Home of clo u Hanke 100-year-old Akron. Iowa Farmer who died a week ago. Plymouth county authorities revealed tonight. Sheriff Frank scholer said that $15.000 in Gold coins and the remainder in old $5 and $10 Hills had been sewed in Henke s underwear and hidden in a trunk. Tiie Cache he said was discovered by Hanky s two children. Three bandits attempts i to Rob Hanke at his Home two months ago despite his age. Hanke chased the intruders from the House pursued them with a chair in one hand and i missing girl Well known in Green Castle miss Margaret g w i n n drowned in Waters off san Pedro Calif. Daughter of r. W. Gwinn her Mother was formerly miss Essie of Daniels of this City. Bod not found. Conference of m. E. Churches on wednesday Irenc Astle District meet Intis will be held in Godin me Moril 111 a it ii to be vol ii meeting the conference was will be in charge j. In inned and of District e. Porter judge Sutherlin takes up duties new judge was Given oath of office by his son the vacancy in the judgeship of the Putnam circuit court caused by the resignation of court land c. Gillen effective april 15. Came to an end tuesday morning when William m. Sutherlin. Appointed judge by governor m. Clifford Townsend Complete-1 qualifying for the office and became judge Quot in the oath of office was administered to him by his son. Attorney Roy c. Sutherlin. As notary jots a Quot by had been affected with huh 0 there was no ceremony in Turk y and Russia. British to. The water works department to re Shotgun in the oth ? and then Fin d lease approximately a thousand Dol at their fleeing automobile Lars of the departments Reserve fund held under the control of the Council for the Extension of a water main along West Berry and for the installation of a fire Hose plug. The main it was indicated will be 700 feet Long and will permit a Hose connection in an area which has been without sufficient fire Protection it is claimed. The City clerk treasurer was authorized to Idease the needed Money. The clerk treasurer reported the receipt from the water works department of a $400 Check to cover Back taxes which had been in dispute. The claim ordinance was adopted the larger part of its items being for expenditures incurred in the improvement of the City Park including $60 for shrubbery and several dollars for paper in strip form to wrap the stems of the shrubbery until the danger of injury by gnawing of rabbits and other such varmints is past. Arthur Perry asked permission to Block about eight feet of the pavement in front of the link store for the temporary storage of materials needed in remodelling which will be done before Long. Or. Perry also asked permission to Cut the curb and install a drive at 202 South College Avenue. Everett Williams asked a permit to erect a sign eight feet above the sidewalk at his South Indiana Street store. A permit was asked for a sign also 8 feet above tin walk at a Pool room Corner Vine and Washington streets. Other permits were asked and some were referred to a spec Ial committee consisting of Council men Welch. Starr and Ensign and others of the petitions were granted at once. The condition of the Alley extending North from Walnut Street Between Vine and Indiana streets was mentioned As objectionable and the matter was referred to the Street commission a fire chief and City police chief with Power to act. Dan id French sources Here. Ver Aid that these were pre Tuure. 1 both instances Negotia-18 a it i proving difficult. Both 88 a Turkey wanted to be sure their i positions in any agree its they might make he g run sent in an official ancient already had expressed its 1 Supi of president Roosevelt Sill is. But Chamberlain was cited to make a More formal Tenn i today emphasizing that Unitt states could depend on Fin British support in All Honor of the occasion but the new chief judicial officer of the. County received further congratulations from his friends of the Putnam bar and others. Placed on his desk. Monday was a handsome bouquet of Flowers bearing a card from Paul Albin re i Ert Hoffman and Carl Hurst. Miss Mary Trout took Over the duties of court reporter having been appointed in place of . Marion Borden who resigned. Other court attaches remain unchanged. Funeral for . Stone to be held wednesday funeral services for . Mildric i Ivan m u sky russian ambassador. St it Nei ,0w of de Stone widely Loi by air plane today for known Greencastle woman who died Emmet Ralston Dies Indianapolis ind pril 18 iup1 Emmet g. Ralston 48, son of former governor and senator Samuel m. Ralston died last night at his Home after being stricken As he was consulting a physician. Ralston was vice president and general manager of the Indianapolis Light and Power company. He never fully regained his health after working for several Days and nights to save the Power company a dam across the White River Here during the 1057 flood. 3cow to act As consultant to rus n for n commissar Maxim lit in the concluding stages of Tish flt a russian negotiations bring russian into the anti a wion bloc. Iain was handling the political 1 of t russian negotiations and already bound to Russia by Mutual defensive Alliance was a doing the military end. It was kit to bind Russia to provide War trials for Poland and Rumania in a they were attacked and to con j but heavily to a a peace front air Pool. Niia \ Polis livestock a s receipts 8,000, Holdover 351 k i 10 to 15 cents lower top for 180-200 la. Weights sows to 25 cents lower mostly $6-$6.60 �?�26� lbs $7-$7.15 260-325 lbs ��0-i8.s5 �25-450 lbs. $6 60-$6.70 too lbt $6.25-$7. F 2 000. Calves 600 heifers Row fully steady steer Trade a Stablish cd. Undertone around la. H of Light weight sm9.85 monday at her Home on Gillespie Street will be held wednesday afternoon at 3 o clock from the masonic Temple. The re v l. Raphael pastor of the or shy Terlan Church and the Eastern Star in wage will be in charge. Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery. The casket will be open at the Temple one hour preceding the services. Pall bearers will be Harold Stewart. Gilbert Stewart Gwin Ensign. John Dills Nelson Wood and Fay Thomas. County Council completes work addition Al Xii Piso in i tons made at special meeting on tuesday Martin Union May join Al action to be taken soon on rejoining regular labor league the Quot Putnam county Council. In addition to acting upon advertised items of business in their session monday also transferred from the court House repair fund the sum of $250 to be used in the installation of a Idit heifers tonal drinking fountains in the court Load Good to Choice yearlings $11.50 dealers by. Top $10. 1 1.000 shorn lambs fully a 800 1 76-103 la. Clippers of the county farm 2 around 70-Day shorn lambs pair of the roof of the Home at the farm. House. Also. $540 of the unneeded surplus in the salary fund of the county farm was transferred to the repair of be used in re do. Washington april 18. Up the a. F. L. Today offered to re-1 charter Homer Martins Branch of i the United automobile workers Union and appealed to other a Dis illusion eds c. I. O. Unions to desert John l. Lewis in the interest of labor Unity. Asserting that Lewis organization was a rapidly a. F. L. President William Green addressed this Appeal to All unions who Are a sick of it a a come Back. We Are willing to let bygones be the Man Euver set the stage for a bitter a. F. . I. O. Fight in the automobile Industry which some observers believe will place Many employers a in the Middle a and May result in numerous rival strikes. Martin. U. A. W. Secre Ary treasurer Jerry Alfred of Flint mich., and executive Board member Elmer Davis of Cleveland said their Union executive Board would be called to meet in Detroit within a week and asked to approve return to the a. F. L. Then. Martin said All of his Union members will be asked to Rati Ify the move in a referendum. The Spring session of the Greencastle District conference of the methodist episcopal Church will be held in Gobin memorial Church we i of Day. April 10. The session begins at nine of clock and continues through the afternoon until four of clock. The forty five ministers of the District with Lay representation from each Church is expected to bring the number in attendance to More than no Hundred fifty. This conference has been planned and is in charge of Rev. J. E. Porter District superintendent. One of the outstanding features of the program is u message by professor Jerome Hixson president it the conference Lay association speaking to both ministers and laymen at 11 30. For the closing address of the a Lay which will be Given at 3 00, the reverend Logan c. Hall. D.d., pastor of Meridian Street Church in Indianapolis has been secured. He comes very highly recommended As a wide awake minister and is in High demand for his inspirational addresses. Various reports and items of business will i"1 cared for during the Days sessions. Dinner is being served by the ladies of the Church at the noon hour. The entire program is open to the Public and any who arc interested Are Welcome to All the sessions. Capono wants to be released tells government Hgt. Has served ills full sentence los Angeles april 18 up Al Capone sought immediate release from Federal prison to Lay claiming he had already overstayed by More than a month his 11-year sentence for income tax evasion. The govt. N ment wants to hold him until nov. 19. An attorney Applice i for a writ of Hareas Corpus in behalf of the former Chicago gangster contending that his a time off credits for Good behaviour began the Flay he was sentenced on oct. 24. 1931. The government figures this time from May 4. 1932 when he reached Atlanta Penitentiary after protracted appeals. Press dispatches yesterday from san Pedro. Calif., told of the drowning on saturday of miss Margaret Gwynn. Age 23, daughter of or. And . Ralph w. Gwinn of new York and formerly of Greencastle. Off Catalina Island sonic time saturday. Miss Gwinn was on Board u Small a Sloop in company with Donald lamp-1 ton. In whose san Pedro Home she was a guest. They left Catalina saturday but did not reach the Mainland and the coast guard started a i search for them. Inte reports Sai d the battleship Oklahoma cited the wreckage of the Sloop and coast guardsmen found it but with none on Hoard. Both or. And . Gwinn arc graduates of Depauw the former being a member of the Board of trustees and . Gwinn was formerly miss Essie of Daniels. Laughter of the late or. And . U. V. Of Daniels and the daughter was a student in Depauw a Short time ago. The family As Well As miss Gwinn will be quite Well remembered by Many friends in Greencastle. Unman Fleet on far cruise main Battle Fleet i eaves Home Waters for Spring Manel ers Morton scene of Accident in a collision of automobiles at the Cross roads in Morton on state Road 36. Sunday night the 1934 Chevrolet i Coupe driven by Ralph Gardner of Greencastle was damaged to the extent of approximately $15 and a 1936 Chev two door driven by Ralph Harrison of Nyesville received $125 Worth of damages. Harrison also was Hurt receiving cuts on the forehead and bruises. He was taken to the office of a physician at Rockville for temporary treatment. It was reported Gardner was driving West slowly in the heavy rain and that Harrison was driving at a 45-mile an hour Speed. He it is said hit the rear of the Gardner car and went off Tho Road. State police officer Max Webb investigated the affair and helped the injured Man to reach Rockville. Cambridge a Man succumbs to Home Fleet will Start toward Pacific today h Inge being made to prevent Japan from acting s s expert civilian speaker is heard . Betti , age 72. Dies suddenly kites 2 p. M. Wednesday to n me Stuckey Indianapolis. Ind. April 18. I up gov. M. Clifford Townsend announced today that he will appoint William Stuckey of Indianapolis to succeed Fred Bays As a member of the state Public service commission. 20 years ago in Greencastle Berlin april 18 up1 a compact powerful German Battle Fleet left today for a months Quot Spring cruise Quot off the Spanish. Portugese and Spanish moroccan coasts As British and French fleets massed in the Wea Ter p. M a i i the Nannean. About 40 Fleet units including 28 fighting Craft left Home ports Kiel on the Baltic and Wilhel shaven and Emden on the North sea during the Early hours of the morning under orders to meet at sea and steam Down through Tho North sea and English Channel to the Bay of Biscay for their cruise. It was understood that they would engage in Battle Maneu vers out in the Atlantic Ami the possibility had been suggested that units of the i Spanish nationalist Fleet might con i tac. Them. Two pocket battleships the 111 Inch gun. Heavily armoured cruisers which an i now Type of fighting Craft two Light cruisers six destroyers and 1h submarines were in the Fleet. In addition there were Axll iary unit. German naval spokesmen said that one pocket battleship might enter i the Mediterranean and visit Malaga Spain but denied there was any strategic significance in the cruise. I it was asserted that if Germany i anticipated an emergency the Fleet a would by in Home Waters. As the Fleet sailed. Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini struck Back at the British French a peace front in negotiations with Rumania and Hungary. Trigon Gafencu rumanian minister. Arrived Here As count Paul Telicki and count Stephen Csaky. Hungarian Premier and foreign minister. Arrived on official visits to Rome. It was reported that Joachim von Rich Ontrop German foreign minister would ask a amp Fence to say plainly whether Rumania intended to throw in its lot with great Britain and France. Mussolini and count Galeazzo Ciano italian foreign minister planed to win Hungary to close support of the a a Xis by supporting Hungary s claims to territory taken from her after the world War and handed to Rumania. It was said Here that Ribbentrop intended to Tell rumanian foreign minister Gafencu that Germany could not tolerate any Effort a Gay Rumania to accept a British guarantee of Security and at the same time to try to be Friendly with Germany. Nazis intimated that he would say that Rumania must say finally which Side she is on. Rumanian asserted that Gafencu would resist any such demand for a specific declaration but would say . Elizabeth Mackall age 72 years Well known resident of Monroe township died suddenly monday evening at 6 of clock at her Home in Bain Bridge . Mackall a resident of Bain Bridge for several years was born in Martin county february 5. 1867 Tho daughter of James and Louisa Bowen Crane. She was a member of the Bainbridge methodist Church. Survivors Aro five sons Janies Chiles of Bainbridge Alva Chiles of Cloverdale. Fay Chiles of Greencastle and Samuel and Leo Mackall. Both of Indianapolis three Brothers. Will. Grant and Charles Crane and three sister. Mrs. Susan Tayton. Mrs. Hester White and . Rebecca Wagoner. One son Frank Chiles has preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held wednesday afternoon at 2 o clock from the Bainbridge methodist Church in charge of the Rev. H. O Bratton. Burial will be in the Brick Chapel cemetery. The casket will be open at the Church one hour preceding the services. After 6 of clock this evening friends May Call at the family residence. The Sands funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangement auditor Kelt lives it he k at the office of the county auditor. Gilbert e. Ogles a Check has been received from the state department of finance in the amount of $2.398.95. Which is Putnam county s share of the states receipts of intangible taxes for the six months ending january 31, 1939. Seventy five per cent of this amount Glt a to the town-1 ships for school expenses the remaining 25 per cent being added to the county Revenue fund. A letter from the tax Board to the auditor states this apportionment of the intangible tax receipts is based on the county a real estate valuation of $11.533,120. Which valuation the letter states is .00463225 per cent of the real estate valuation of the entire state. Circuit court note Mae Frye has filed suit for divorce from Walter h. Frye they having been married this lust time in May. A 1930, separating again april 16, 1939. Their first marriage was october 1921, resulting in a divorce in january. 1930. Their second marriage thus was Only some five j months after their first divorce. Putnam famil hit let Tornado belief that America in Foremost world Power comes with european crisis Washington. April 18.�? up a the Navy is concentrating the fat it in the Pacific Ocean to discourage Japan from taking advantage of a european crisis to seize More land in Asia. Major George Fielding Elle a. Said today. Eliot an infantry officer during the world War is recognized As a civilian authority on military matters. He addressed the National defense symposium of the daughters of the american revolution in convention Here and is discussing current military moves with officers of the army and Navy departments. The United states. Eliot believes has recently become the leading world naval Power because of great Britain a realization that the military plane makes it impossible to depend solely on her Fleet. Eliot said the u. S. Fleets Transfer to the Pacific Ocean was a prearranged plan. A it is a Well conceived and sound plan he said Quot that in time of stress that the Fie. T be in one Ocean and not divided. The Pacific Ocean probably has been selected not Only by cause it is the Normal base of the u. S. Fleet but also because it Lias been the practice of our japanese friends to take advantage of any diversion in Europe to do something a in the Pacific. The presence of our Fleet there might Lay a restraining i hand on the Fleet was made ready today to leave the Atlantic under orders issued by president Roosevelt last saturday. About 70 warships will make the return trip and will make the voyage in Quot Waves to avoid overloading the Panama canal. The Pacific Squadron will include 153 ships 12 battleships 23 cruisers. Four aircraft carries. 63 destroyers and 51 submarines. The Atlantic Squadron will include 74 ships including four Battle hips seven cruisers. One aircraft carried. 25 destroyers and eight submarines. Almost overnight the Navy has been projected into our National picture As the dominant military Arm i lot said. Eliot urged air and naval bases in Newfoundland and Bermuda and suggested that the War debt great Britain owes us might be a lever toward acquiring leases to such has consumer series ends a series of ten lessons on different phases of consumer education came to a close last wednesday night. Much interest has been shown by i members throughout the period. This course was made possible through the adult education division of vocational Home economics according to miss Evelyn Heitz. Local j director. Cooperating with the state i department was the Greencastle a Branch of a Auvy interested in con i sumo education. After having chosen the topics discussed at each meeting the class in tubers made suggestions for a future program. Interest was indicated in the study of Homo nursing. Ini terror design. Family relations. I child development and some phases of clothing and food. A course i might be arranged for next year. Omek Mori hums lost Home in Oklahoma on Friday Short fun ral services for Ferrell Tungett. Midwest Stone company Foreman who died sunday were held tuesday morning at 10 of clock from the Home on Martinsville Street in Chargo of the k j drover for Ward. Burial was at Orleans. Ind. O a it o @ o o 0 o 0 0 today a weather 0 and 0 local temperature o o 0 o o o o o o Cloudy tonight and wednesday. 0 0 0 0 Amonti those who received state License to teach were l. E Michael Pauline Detrick. Glenn Skelton Val Ter Keller. County licenses were issued to Suste Talbott and Roy Jones. Among the Victory Liberty loan workers were in Clinton twp. John Mccabe Greencastle City. Mrs. Vav. R. Hutcheson c h Baraby Washington twp. Philip Hutcheson Clov that Rumania was Neutral and want Cradle twp. W. S. Burris . E. M. De Only peace. Hurst. Reports from Danzig differed. Miss Lela Walls of the High school Berlin said Danzig might be return i faculty judged a debate at Ladoga. A 0 out Nueil of tune two Gilbert knit scr of Marion township is in receipt of word from his sister . Owner Morehart who with her family lives near Alva Oklahoma saying they were in the path of Tho Cyclone which hit that Section last Friday Midnight. The More Harts lost everything they halt a in the wind with the exception of some milk corf. These rain probable May change to Snow they found but other live Stock had slightly colder in cast and North por All gone with the wind. Tons tonight continued Cool wed a a laughter of or. And . More les Day. Hart. Miss Ona Morehart buffered broken Collar Bone. Tho Cyclone hit at Midnight and or. And . Morehart had retired. The daughter was preparing for bed and she was blown some distance from the House into a wheat Field. They found her there after the wind passed. Two nearby neighbor families Wero killed when their Homes were destroyed. I minimum. 29 c a. A. 11 7 a. A. It 8 a. A. 41 9 a. M. A. 43 10 a. A. 18 11 a. M. 39 12 noon. 44 ,1 p. 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