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Greencastle Daily Banner (Newspaper) - February 2, 1939, Greencastle, IndianaA a a a what Hub v and colder a a 0 forty seven the daily Banner a it Waves for ally a t t t t t r a t t t t us the. Home news 4 United pre8s service 4 q 4 4 4-4-4 0cracies Aid As balance Tion new Factor to i Able import-4, situation ounces attitude conference May have Anwo it line to changes Iee Elt feb. 2.�?iup>�?europe is Ilcent Roosevelt a views situation today As a new calculable importance in tical situation. Britain and particularly he presidents desire to Man democracies to re Al As a contribution to Uii of a balance of pow Justion calculated to slow f the dictators and per a world from War. T was even suggested Rcd statements of the the Senate military Attlee at a secret White rence. Caused Premier Olini not to make his vigorous speech to the a yesterday on the of anniversary. The presidents attitude Das an unwarranted in Europe s affairs As a neutrality and perhaps United states Johnson g credits to defaulting according to one news roof that a Washington Are pulling on the same of the presidents re los. And of the Imp Lica policy coincided with a Quot no of the British Cabinet Nna ment. T Britain and France Are Nutly particularly As reus. But there is con by in some quarters in s As to the Prospect of the racing Pace which the Bove set. Acted that this question be big feature of All government discussions for to come. Inspired articles Are a British newspapers Assur tic that British air plane Lay be on a Par with Oon. Facial quarters declined on the presidents re irks. Quarters had no knowl formal understanding on sea Between the United the British and French they assumed How retain and the United discussed the question ing the effect the Ameri Lity Law might have on rat to obtain supplies item states in War time. Groundhog to return next month Indiana thursday february 2, 1939 no. 93 if that famous groundhog which annually pokes his nose out of the Earth saw his Shadow today his eyes must be phenomenal. Because the furry Little Critter should have seen nothing but a Damp Leaden sky All Over Indiana according to the weather Bureau. So he can go Back in his Hole for those few extra winks after the feb. 2 hour on the alarm clock and then leap out next month for an Early Spring. Or so goes the legend. 1r opposes eign policies that they might e International ill and War feb. 2.�? up it for a Herbert Hoover gave a today to the Congo is a opposing president new foreign policies and such policies might pro Luoneal 111 will and pos a i of direct or indirect nations is Force and is to War itself a a husky nation we a stand is without bloody rent of another great War. Cracy Quot must pm Porile to dictatorship Quot which Fly be broken Down once Over. Aat night before 3.000 a meeting sponsored by n foreign relations the United states to of european entangle a barged that foreign de a be flooding the United propaganda that a we he said it was Eria Quot to imagine Japan. To y or Russia Conte attack on the Western o american neutrality effect compels us to other than be 3 immediate strike at Quentin prison shouting convicts missed two meals officials believe crisis soon san Quentin prison cal., feb. 2.�? up a coffees with Cream and sugar for a change was set out today As a mess Hall lure to break a hunger strike of 4,000 of san Quentin a 5,500 prisoners. The shouting convicts had missed two meals in protest of too frequent Servings of corned beef hash or Quot corned Willie a a and prison officials believed the crisis would come at breakfast. They tried to take no chances. The strikers locked up hungry last night were Given their Choice of appearing at the Long lines of tables or remaining in their cells. Warden court Smith hoped an agreement could be reached by offering diversified menus and upheld disciplinary action. The regular morning meal of Corn Cal Mush Brown Beans and White bread will be served he said. Coffee with Cream and sugar As a special inducement was added to the meal. Approximately 1,500 of the convicts missed their noon meal yesterday and jeered others into refusing to eat. They refused to enter the mesh Hall and milled about the prison Yard shouting a a we re sick and tired of com beef hash we want More variety in our circuit court notes the Federal farm mortgage corporation has filed a foreclosure suit against Taylor j. Bledsoe and wife and Clarence Swearengen and wife involving 120 acres of land in Washington township. The original loan was $000, in 1034. Newton r. Joy nos of Raccoon asks a divorce from Edna m. Poynta. The y were married March 1, 1021, and separated january 31. 1030. Justin j. Moloney is attorney far the plaintiff. Mrs. Gaebes Dies mrs. Alice Christine Gaebes wife of Isaac Gaebes and Mother of Arthur Gaebes of Greencastle. Died at her Home at Clay City yesterday morning at the age of 74 years death was caused by paralysis. She Wiss bom in Owen county at Pat Rock Fiburg and had been a member of the evangelical lutheran Church of that place ail i of her life she leaves the husband two sons and a step Daug Titer and other resident Dies services for mrs. Ella Booher will be held Friday at Darlington mrs. Ella Odella Booher resident of Russellville the past two Yearb d de at Culver Hospital in Craw Fordsville wednesday morning at 10 o clock after an illness of one week with pneumonia. Mrs. Booher formerly lived in the Darlington neighbourhood where she was a member of the lutheran Church. She was born in Hamilton o., Jan. 7, 1860, the daughter of Dav d and Sarah Burley. She was mar Ltd aug. 20, 1880. To Luther Booher who preceded her in death. She is survived by a Foster daughter mrs. Edgar Young 806 East Jeffe son Street Crawfordsville three nieces mrs. Irene Ward mrs. Beulah Wilson and mrs. Hazel Ross All of Brownsburg one Nephew Glenn d Hopkins of Indianapolis and two Foster grandchildren Mary Jean Linn and Devon Linn of cow Fordsville. This morn no the body was taken to the Home of mrs. Vera Hopper in Russellville for services in charge of Rev. Klees pie. The remains will be taken to Darlington Friday where services will be hold at the lutheran Church nearby at two of clock in the afternoon. Burial will be made at the lutheran Dirks testifies at Book inquiry Bruce Lane of Bainbridge is chairman of the committee involved Frank Wallace some of the questions and answers involved son Hubert Dirks one of the Best known. And Best liked men on the Depauw Campus Louis h. Dirks Dean of men had his hour yesterday afternoon with the committee of the Indiana Senate of which senator Bruce Lane of Banbridge is chairman which is investigating the matter of the selection of fitness of some of the school text books recently selected by the state Board of education for use in the schools of the state along with circumstances attending their selection. Dean Dirks is a member of that state Board. All of the members of Are appearing before the investigating committee. The calling of Aan Dirks before the Board was not a matter of hostility to him on the part of the Board members but principally for the purpose of securing his judgment As to a possible change in methods of procedure and for information As to Why certain selections were made by Tho state Board. Senator Biddinger who had led in Tho questioning said a Dean you Are one of the most highly regarded school men in the state Quot and others on the committee added a that s senator Bruce Lane remarked to the committee members and others who were present in the room a Well i have lived in the same Community with Dirks Many years and had the highest sort of opinion of him All that time. Nothing has Ever happened to change my views about in the inquiry yesterday the re cent appointment of Hubert Dirks to a Deputy a position in the office of the attorney general of the state was mentioned also the possible connection of Frank Wallace school Book Salesman former superintendent of schools in Putnam county. Some of the questions and answers in that part of the report of the proceedings yesterday with which Dean Dirks was connected Are quoted Here a few of them appearing somewhat quaint in their character and implications to those who know the Depauw Dean of men a do you know Frank Wallace of Gary a the Dean was asked by sen Ator Thurman a. Biddinger of mar Ion member of the probe committee. A the has been a Good Friend of mine for Many years Quot Dean Dirks replied. A do you know Luther Ferguson of Bloomington a a a yes. As a school Book Man for several a did they come to you some time prior to the adoptions and say they would use their influence to get your son a Job in the attorney general a office Quot senator Biddinger asked a there is nothing to Dean Dirks answered. A my son got the Job before Frank Wallace knew any tiling about it. He mentioned it to me Quot there have been some Nasty rum ors and i imagine you would like to have them cleared up a a senator bid Dinger said. A yes. In a glad you asked me that senator Biddinger then asked a did the governor or anyone else use any special influence in selection of books a Quot the governor told me a i be got no favourites. I m not under obligation to anybody Quot Dean Dirks said. At another Point Dean Dirks said the governor had asked him the results of Nis surveys on the popularity of certain textbooks among school people. A sometimes his results agreed with mine sometimes not who said. A did the governors results influence the adoptions a senator Biddinger asked. A i done to know of a single change made to conform to his findings a the Dean answered. He testified that As a general Rule he always favored re adoptions of old textbooks and was asked in that connection whether he thought it necessary to change texts except in the Case of history geography and science every five years. A no. I Don t think so a he said. Senator Biddinger asked the Dean about a series of writing texts adopted during the administration of former governor Paul v. Mcnutt. They icon lieu on in use two a choir to sing on state program the local High school a Cappella choir will appear on the dinner program of the Indiana town and City superintendents meeting at the hotel Lincoln. Indianapolis Friday evening. However contrary to an earlier announcement the choir s program will not be broadcast. A the local group is scheduled for 6 50 p. The Only part of the program to be broadcast will be a special dramatization Quot Indiana marches on 8 00 to 8 30, Sale of military planes must be sold to dictatorships As Well As to the democracies Washington feb. 2.�?<up>�? Republican Membra of the Senate military affairs committee endorsed today the Sale of military planes abroad but insisted that they should be sold if they were wanted to the dictatorships As Well As to the democracies. They would endorse a program to allow All actions equal to buy american made planes with the following restrictions 1. Priority to the United states on All new devices. 2. Legislation allowing cancellation of any contract if and when it proved injurious to the United states. 3. All sales to be made on a Cash Basic. Austin said that he personally was sympathetic toward allowing the president to discuss foreign policy with a Senate committee in secret. Subject to the Senate a responsibility to ratify any agreements or treaties. A dozen or More factors relating to foreign affairs precipitated the current Senate controversy but on the surface it was a protest against secrecy concerning president Roosevelt a support of world democracies against aggressors. Politics definitely is not Quot stopping at the Waters criticism of the president is mostly Fawn republicans or from democrats already at Odds with the administration. The protest has not enlisted the support of any numerically Large group of senators nor is there any sign that it will. Senate uproar Over secrecy with which one of its committees was compelled to hear an explanation of Why new types of american fighting planes May be sold to France reflects suspicion regarding extent to which the administration will Aid european democracies. It merely is another Angle of the dispute precipitated when the president submitted a naval report proposing to fortify not return indictment today reported tilt grand jury was considering other matters in Community i the Putnam county grand jury which reassembled this morn no to Oom plote its investigation into the cause and circumstances attending the death of William d Manire co or a in Ai will Lams Little restaurant sunday morning May not return an indictment in that Case today it was announced at noon. The grand jury at Itiat time yet had one or More other witnesses to Hoar in the Williams Case. In addition it was reported the jury has considered some of her matters in the Community and the expected indictment in the murder Case May not be the Only one. Returned by Tho investigating body. 20 years ago in Greencastle Republican liquor Bill before House democratic members assert they will file dissenting report to establish commission would divorce politics from liquor recommend reduction of grow income tax Indianapolis. Ind. F b. 2.�? up a apparently headed Down a Rocky Road the Republican liquor Bill came before Indiana s House f represent Tate a s today on a divided committee report. A majority of the House Public morals committee voted to recommend that the Bill be passed but democratic members said they would file a dissenting report. Ano her major problem confronted the House today As the ways and Means committee recommended reduction of the Gross income tax on retailers when and if funds Are made available to offset the resultant loss in Revenue. Sponsored by the Republican state committee the liquor Bill is designed to divorce politics from liquor by establishing a bipartisan state commission abolishing Beer importers lifting restrictions on the number of wholesalers and removing the commission from provisions of the Mcnutt go Vemma Tai re Organ Patlon act of 1033. Veteran observers doubted that this measure would be enacted by the Assembly. Many Republican representatives Are dissatisfied with it s provisions and demo cuts Are expected to support a measure of their own. Several amendments were adopted by the committee before the Bill was voted out. Most of the amendments were opposed by democratic members. The new amendments would 1. Provide for gubernatorial appointment of the four member bipartisan commission from lists selected by the state chairmen of the two major Politi oat parties. Each chairman would present two lists of five men and the governor would be forced to name one member from each group of candidates. 2. Empower circuit court judges to appoint the local liquor Board member now named by the state commission. The other two members would continue to be appointed by the county commissioners and the mayor of the county a largest City 3. Establish a 12 o clock mid night closing Law for All taverns in the state every night. They now May remain open until 1 a. During the it Unton Tiffi on in Nof two Cross rites to be held Friday son in Law of or. And mrs Omer Beck died tuesday at Lafayette w. B. Peck was elected superintendent of the presbyterian sunday school. Charles Werneke was Leader of the Junior c. E. Meeting. Mrs. Will Kocher was hostess for the ladles Aid. Gordon Provo was mustered out of the service and returned Home. Louise Lucas was 1u with tonsillitis. Is. F c. left for it. Petersburg fla., for the remainder of the Winter. Prof. Wallace Carson spoke in the y. W. C. A. Meeting and. So the newspaper said a gently reproved the College the Hall was crowded. The death tuesday night at Lafayette of Clarol b. Cross. 34 Yucai old son in kit of or. And mrs. Omar Beck of this pity. Was caused by to by Culos s. From which he had suffered. In its Neve rest form for the last half year. Or. Cross was a Rector Chola Quot at Depauw having remarkably High grades throughout a All of his school years. Or. Cross was born in Boone county a Eon of or. And mrs. Benjamin b. Cross who resides three Miles West of Sheridan. He was graduated from Tho whitest own High school in 1023 and from Depauw University in 1027 her celled his masters degree from Indiana University. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa. Educational fraternity at Indiana univ is to and of the commons club and Phi my Alpha at Depauw University. For two years he taught school at Donn out Ohio and for the past nine years had been head of the mathematics d apartment of the Wheaton. Ill. High school a position he hold at the time of his death. He was a member of the Gary m mortal methodist episcopal Church at Wheaton. Or. Cross was married August 20. 1027, at Greencastle to Mary Beck who survives. He air so is survived by his parents or. And mrs. Benjamin b. Cross and two children Mary Lee Cross and Robert c. Cross. Services will be at the Bratton funeral Home at Lebanon Friday afternoon at two o clock with the Rev. C. C. Travis of Evanston 111., officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. Many from Greencastle will attend the service sen. Minton a father died at fort Worth fort Worth. Tex., feb. 1. Up it John e. Minton. 77. Retired cattle dealer and father of u. S. Sen. Sherman Minton. A. Ind. Died at his Home today after an illness of seven week. Minton who retired from the cattle business four years ago Dii live in fort Worth since 1005. He was a native of Greenville. Ind. Burial will be in new Albany ind. Saturday a son Roscoe Minton said. The funeral party will leave Here today and will be joined by senator Minton at Louisville room fire causes much damage 2nd Vard plans important meeting mrs. Huggard to Lead discussion on current school problems the Parent teacher organization of second Ward school will hold its regular meeting Friday afternoon february 3, at 2 30 in the school auditorium. Mrs. W. A. Huggard chairman of the meeting has planned a round table discussion in which she will be assisted by miss Blanche Williams acting principal. Mrs. Robert Williams and miss Evelyn Mccullough. The discussion will then be opened to the entire meeting and mrs. Huggard is anxious that both parents and teachers express themselves frankly and that the meeting will prove a Means of solving some problems that exist in any Parent teacher relationship. Some of the topics which will be brought up for consideration arc the following what should be Tho a preparation of the pre school child for school life is Home work necessary for the grammar school child what is the parents responsibility in the school child s behaviour How much should be expected from the schools in the Way of maintaining the physical Well being of the tale school child under the last named problem the questions concerning a county nurse and the problem of vaccination will be brought up. In addition to the of Cumon problems planned for the meeting mrs. Huggard states that any Parent or teacher May feel free to propose any question pertinent to the general topic a cooperation Between teachers and parents of children not yet in school Are Given i particular invitation to attend thi1 meeting and parents of children already enrolled. Mrs. Huggard believes. Should consider their attend Ance at this meeting in the line of parental duty. Mrs. Mildred Mason we Lead the devotions. Truck tax Law constitutional supreme court handed Down decision Finney to collect t $2,000,000 Indianapolis Fob 2 up plans of the state administration to repeal the truck weight tax Law and refund about $600.000 in fees to truckers were thrown into confuse on today after the supreme court held the weight tax Law constitutional. Gov. Clifford Townsend in his message to the legislature recommended that the weight tax Law enacted As a a eat motor vehicle tax Reform Measic by the 1937 legislature be repealed. Bills Are pending in both the Hou in and Senate to repeal the Law As the governor urged and Only yesterday morning Tho House Advance i to thi leading a proposal to refund 1 the $600,000 pair by some truck owners. Others withheld payment of tilt weight tax fees when a court test of the Law wd3 started and it is estimated that about $2.000.000 Are due the state under the Law. It is now up to Frank Finney state motor vehicle commissioner to collect the $2,000,000 despite the general sentiment for the Law s repeat unless the legislature in Mejia by enacts some clarifying leg 3lation. Finney said that he would proceed to collect the tax in accordance with the Law. The supreme court ruled late yesterday on a test Case technically b led by the Richmond baking company but which actually was supported by All of the truck owners in the state through the Indiana tuckers association which organized to combat the Law. East Side of Square threatened about six of clock this morning burned m. Murphy a office Quick Kchim it Simc of fire department and effective work prevented conflagration for a Short time this morning beginning at about 6 of clock serious property loss to the business blocks on the East Side of the court House Square was threatened by a fire which broke out in the Runyan Pool room on the ground floor of the East part of the former s. A. Hays Block but the very Quick response of the City a fire department to the alarm and their effective work stopped the fire before it became a conflagration. The second floor of that part of the former Hays Block Row owned by his daughter. Mrs. Lillian Hays Ector of Yakima. Wash., is occupied by the Law offices of m. J. Murphy. The front part of both lower and upper floors was badly damaged including the breaking of the plate Glass windows the burning of the floors themselves the burning of Wood work in the front Wall and possibly the damaging of some of the Stone work. The Blaze was discovered by Bernard Fulkerson employed in the Economy store adjoining on the North and the fire department was called immediately. The fire when first found seemed to be confined to a Small area on the floor near the front of the Pool room but the flames quickly reached out to nearby furnishings and thence to the Walls. There was indication it was said that the fire was caused by electrical wiring beneath the floor. The intense heat caused an expansion of the air within the room before the firemen arrived to break open the doors which blew outward the windows and some observers thought there had be a an explosion within the room. It happened that John Mahoney from the state fire marshals office was in Greencastle at the time of the fire and after inspecting the place and realizing its possibilities in the Way of a serious affair he told the City firemen Fiat their work in extinguishing it so promptly and efficiently was a a swell he added some other remarks which were very complimentary in their character j. W. Cromwell of Putnamville is reported seriously ill. Local agencies to attend seminar safety and traffic control seminar held by Indiana state police the safety and traffic control seminar which is to be held in the circuit court room in the court House in this City under the direction of Tho Indiana state police department is not planned i for attendance by the general Public. Us principal purpose. As it was stated this morning is to reach the general Public with a of the information which will be presented at the seminar hut to do it through intermediate local agencies such As newspapers and local police officers. There will be men Here distinguished in the police organization of the state with others in important positions of judicial and civil connections. Tho seminar will open at 9 of clock in the morning and will continue through the afternoon and evening. Prosecutor Albert e. Williams will represent Putnam county on the program. He appearing in the afternoon in a discussion of a theme presented by judge Donald a. Rogers of the Monroe circuit court. A St sgt St sgt a St St a St @ a St today a weather tit St and St St local temperature St stsstst�St@<st<3t@St generally fair in North mostly Cloudy in South portion tonight and Friday probably rain in extreme Cuth much colder tonight and in extreme Southeast portion Friday. Minimum. 38 6 a. 40 7 a. A. 39 8 a. A. 39 9 a. A. 39 10 a. A. 39 11 a. M.,38 12 noon .�?�.39 1 p. In a. 39 2 p. A. 30
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