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Greencastle Daily Banner (Newspaper) - July 7, 1939, Greencastle, Indiana04t g the weather n 4 Otonie continued warm in pm. Quot a. 0i a the daily Banner j0j 4i, a a a a United i Ress service ale the Home news @ �51 t it Waves for All a forty seven Indiana Friday Judy 7, Lydd. N i. term h cd mro Versy Dib in capital Al ii oabm9l Mcnitt probable a cml k Vril a dilates Ickes plans for draft Mcnatt full swing Aru unt taii Ilni political Heads t k to n re a a i is 25c a 7t Jill 4ic 9t Washington. July 7. Up a the third term controversy moved into the capital to stay today. Two democratic candidacies definitely were developing and Secretary Interior har. L l. Ickes prepared to carry his plan to draft president Roosevelt in 1940. Ickes and general Hugh Johnson. Columnist and former Era admin Gator. Have agreed to debate the third term Issue the air this autumn. High c01nmissioner Paul v. Mcnutt a decision to resign his philippine posit before sept. 1, Means that at ast one full time democratic candidate will be the Job within two month. Vice president John n. Gamers Cigar is tilt d at the Campaign Angle although neither he nor Mcnutt has announced i candidacy. But compactly agonized movements Are developing in behalf each with their knowledge my consent. Every new campaign1 Effort the two organizations make it increasingly desirable for both that president Roosevelt reveal his 1940 intentions. The Man in the Whit ? House evidently intends to hold out his we Ould be successors Toi Bome time to come. Mcnutt a present political swing around the capital has the appearance being designed to establish him As an available Compromise 1940 candidate if it becomes feasible for the party factions to make a Deal political expediency. His calling list Toj Jpe by yesterdays luncheon with . Too Sevelt includes Garner most the Cabinet and other political Fly Aires. He began dropping in them after announcing himself Wall d Vith results so. Jar tha presidential Campaign undertaken in his behalf by Frank Mchale Indiana. But. Mcnutt knows no More than the next Man whether . Roosevelt will run again. His Long conference with postmaster general James a. Farley did not materially alter their relations which have not been very Friendly politically. A nothing happened a the United in no two treasurer Lane lives $25,942.42 our Vagabond takes us to Mexico City and tells us life there special to the daily Banner. By Charles j. Arnold Mexico d. Of. July 4.�?americans celebrated the fourth july tamely Here today they went to a Tea at the american embassy. Even in a a Par Tyisha mood the single topic conversation entered the Silver panic. The embassy was jammed with tourists newsmen and business men. Americans figuratively a broke their necks to get to the festivities. The embassy reception with . Josephus Daniels officiating started a full half hour following the a a siesta hour which occurs daily from two clock in the afternoon until four clock. All business it at a standstill from two until four. Mexico City does not get around to dinner until about eight clock. Night life begins about 11 and lasts until the wee Small hours. The mexican philosophy a a May anal creeps into business As Well As social life. The mexicans May be worrying about the peso their Dollar which at present is a very sick piece Silver a nevertheless life goes and they still hop busses with the greatest 1 ease. A City famous for its busses. Mexico City probably has an Accident rate that would drive the american safety Council to tears. Put a Putnam county Pilgrim any other tourist for that matter Down in the Center Mexico City and he a in immediate danger being either run Over frightened to death. The busses Are scarcely More than Light trucks with bus bodies. There is no Speed limit in the City. Busses driven by Young Drivers scream Down the pase de Reforma at 50 Miles an hour Careen around Corners two wheels and then pull to agonizingly rapid stops at the red Light. At just Ordinary Corners they done to Botho a to Stop and the prospective passenger leaps while the bus is still moving at about 10 15 Miles per hour. Occasionally the big hearted bus Driver will Stop for an aged woman. But when he says a Monos a the machine puts full Speed whether you Are the bus not. Even the mexican population took advantage an american Holiday to a a rest a bit. Most the stores catering to tourists closed their doors it Onali ineral a fit 1 in budgets in process preparation spa strikes Are spreading construction work at Many Points stopped As result wage reduction 9ti treas Ubl r gets big Check from Al a i for its share gasoline tax a the Putnam county Treasury was enriched this week by the receipt a Check from the treasurer state for $25,942.42. Which is this Community a Char. Of the states receipts from the state tax gasoline and from the Sale License plates for the a econ d Quarter the year. A this a i unt $25,942.42, is More than $5,000 larger than the receipt by put am county for the same Quarter last year which May be an indication that the total receipts for the twelve months this year will be is durably larger than last year aces pts. The t Deal receipts from this source can be expended the maintenance and county roads and Bridges even if to. Receipts Are greater than the bldg t estimate stated. Washington. July 7 up strikes protesting reduction wage rates under the 1940 work Relief Bill threatened today to Stop work spa construction projects employing an estimated 150.000 men. Thousands were Idle As a result organized labor opposition to a provision the $1,755.600.000 Relief Bill substituting a Security pay scale for the prevailing wage formerly paid skilled workers. More workers were scheduled to strike today. Under the Security wage system which became effective wednesday skilled labourers Are Jug us e i to work approximately 130 hours a month for the same pay they formerly received for As Little As 50 hours. Union leaders fearing that abandonment the prevailing wage would cause private employers to reduce their pay Scales called protest walkouts in new York Chicago Cincinnati. Milwaukee. Minneapolis and in smaller communities. Some the walkouts were spontaneous protests spa workers themselves. Chairman Clifton a. Woodrum. D., a. Of the House committee which drafted the Relief Bill said a a there a not the slightest chances Congress restoring the prevailing wage system to meet the strikers demands. Woodrum Leader House Economy advocates who altered sharply the administrations Relief plans for the current fiscal year said he was opposed to any change in the provision abolishing the prevailing wage system. He said a another wave squawks would be heard sept. 1 when workers who have been spa Rolls for 18 months were dropped to make Way for new applicants. Bicycle statute now effective police chief e l Maddox today called attention to a new Law which became effective july 1. Prohibiting two persons from Riding a single seat bicycle. Quot the legislature also has passed a Law which will make bicycle riders observe the same rules and regulations As car owners a he added a bicycles must be equipped with a headlight and Tail Light Good reflector if used at night a it was explained. All taxing unit officials getting ready for 1940 expense accounts William Boyd Harris 83 years old is Pioneer newspaper Man Robert Allen Dies in Boston heart attack struck Denly claiming life is d interesting figures due outcome present est mate will determine the tax rates for coming year the township advisory boards the town boards the Greencastle City Council the Greencastle consolidated school Board and the Putnam county commissioners will soon begin the consideration their respective budgets for next year s operations. They will have before them the conflicting demands taxpayers who desire a yet further lowering tax levies and the demands i it groups and individuals who wish an increased expenditure for certain purposes. The respective boards will have to reconcile the demands the opposing parties and will at the same time have to make levies Large enough to produce enough Revenue for the operation the respective taxing units. The levies asked by the different departments the county government will be placed before the Board commissioners for their consideration and approval and from these figures finally by the commissioners for each taxing unit which is a part the county Gow Ern ment the commissioners will formulate the county budget. This county budget after it has been approved by the county Council and the budgets from the respective other taxing units the county will go before the county tax adjustment Board which will meet Early in tin fall. When the budgets emerge from the consideration this latter body they May be considerably altered from the form in which they were approved by the local boards. Apparently the county budget will remain about the same for next year As it was this year a Small Levy for the retirement the Bonds for the jail and sheriffs residence will be included in the county buget. Thursday afternoon. Fred Lasley the american legion Post at clo Vordale. And a reporter for the daily Banner had the pleasure a visit at is Ellettsville Homo with William Boyd Harris born 83 years ago and one time publisher 135 country newspapers and which is the important Point just now the Pioneer newspaper Man in Cloverdale. Or. Harris talked his experiences in starting Cloverdale a first newspaper the Cloverdale Bee Back in the year 1877. He was then Only 21 years old but already he had Bee i in the business five years inasmuch As he began a a sticking Type when he was but 16 years Obi that was in his heme town. Ellettsville where he not Only lives now but in which he was born March 6. 1856. In the Kitchen a Small Brick residence Structure which is yet standing and which is now part the housing the business William Boyd Harris. Or. Who recently bought out his 83-year old father s interest in the Enterprise. Or. Harris Only recently retired from work and it was a harder thing for him to let go his tasks As a Printer and editor than it was for him to then carry . It was a real pleasure for the two men one from Cloverdale and the other from Greencastle to Converse with . Harris and his wife. Incidentally. They were married during the year . Harris edited Clover Dale s first newspaper. And their first child was born to them in that town. The Veteran writer and publisher commands the deep respect and admiration All who talk with him. He is frail his hair is thin and White Ami his physical condition Borders invalid ism but when he talks his countenance shows a concentration thought and his conversation is a High plane. The impression he makes upon an observer is that he would Well have fitted into the older life the nation when men studied the problems the Day. An i when patriotism and Devotion to ones task were that ought to be very worthwhile attributes character. Or. Harris and his wife have a very tender place in their hearts for the men and women who were citizens Cloverdale Back sixty years and More Whoso Friendship meant very much indeed to the Young Man venturing into a business and to the Young couple adventuring into the i Ltd out in Nuil in ii two Cloverdale people make final pews committees a subcommittees hold round table discussion Ait director pageant Amateur contest attracts Talent i Milit \ i Sill us Madison township farm Bureau cry to bom burs visit Belgium loot Ron Lii . July 7 up a squad a British Royal air Force prepared to leave for Bel Lay the first a series visits to Friendly coun signed to serve notice to the iat Britain a fighting forces ready for action. Nosed Wellington bomb Rise the Pioneer a Courtesy padre a. Take part in a big military display at Brussels sunday and return to Home bases tuesday. Is Pak tuis to meet Louis new Ork. July 7 up a papers were today Matching Champion Joe Louis and Bob pastor for a heavy ight title fight Quot somewhere in the United states sometime in the bout probably will be held in Detroit. The Amateur entertainers contest to be held at no. 10 school House in Madison township under the auspices the Madison township farm Bureau. Wednesday evening. July 12. At 7 30 clock is attracting Amateur Talent from All parts Putnam county and from nearby counties. It is open to entrant from any place the face the Globe its sponsors say. Entrants should Register with Madonna Grimes at the county agent s office at the place entertainment that evening. The affair is being organized by a committee which mrs. Roy evens is chairman with Ralph Call mrs. Raymond Wright Claude Canton wine. Mrs. George Spencer Roy evens Raymond Wright. Nelson Wood John Dills. Glenn Irwin and mrs. Nelson Wood. The older youth club will serve refreshments. The prizes for the performers Are being contributed by the following business firms and individuals flints Market cannons clothing company. Hedges Market. Prevo company Greencastle feed and seed continued time two Robert Allen former resident Greencastle now assistant t3 the president the american Mutual liability insurance company was stricken with a heart attack in the company a office at Boston mass this morning and died in the infirmary at 9 clock. This information was received this morning by a sister Allens mrs. Ernest Stoner this City. She received the word that her brother had gone to work and suddenly was overcome by a heart attack and was taken to the infirmary where he was beyond the reach medical Aid. Or. Allen was born in Greencastle september 10, 1900. He was the son and mrs. W. L. Allen. Or. Allen graduated from the Greencastle High school and attended Depauw University two years where he was a member Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He then went to and graduated from Chicago University. Survivors Are four Sisters. Mrs. Ernest Stoner this City mrs. M. A. Pharos. Indianapolis mrs. O. C. Payne Las Cruces new Mexico and mrs. H. M. Ranck Chicago and four Brothers l. L. Allen my Allan Texas Paul t. Allen Terre haute. C. W. Allen Columbus o., and Arch Allen. The body . Allen will be brought to this City. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Navy Secretary Swanson died unable to find Arsenal owner los Angeles. July 7 up authorities were unable to locate anyone today who would admit ownership $70,000 Worth Cannon and shells and hand grenades stored in a los Angeles warehouse. Lail Kane Deputy county assessor who is a member the naval intelligence Reserve found the Cache. It was estimated to be sufficiently Large to equip an entire Batalion soldiers. Warehouse records showed the Amis were shipped from san Antonio tex., last july and consigned to Raman Arias Panama who has offices in Mexico City. The arms were re consigned Here to maj. Richard l. Dineley san Francisco. Major Dineley denied that he owned the arms although he paid the first months $9.60 storage Cost. Major Dineley said Arias bought the arms from the Frances Calder company Texas with the original intention re Selling them in Ecuador. Death was announced from Washington creates vacancy Washington july 7 up Secretary Navy Claude a. Swanson elder statesman the democratic paily died at 8 06 a. M. Today in a Blue Ridge Mountain Camp the Rapidan River in his native Vir Yihia. He was 77 years old. His death was announced from the i White House where . Roosevelt had been informed a few minutes earlier that death had created a third vacancy in his Cabinet. The presidents statement expire cd profound sorrow at the passing his Friend and adviser. A it is with profound sorrow a he said a that i have Learned the death today at the Rapidan Camp a. Of the greatly loved Claude a. Swanson. A i join with the entire country in mourning him As one whose Many years faithful service to the nation have endeared him to All. His Wise counsel and his philosophic understanding human problems will live after him in the hearts and minds those us who have had the privilege being his associates. A the brought to the Public service not Only ability and integrity but a loyalty to principle and to duty from which no consideration could move him. A by his example he has provided an inspiration for All Public servants. I personally mourn the passing a steadfast and intimate presbyterians to go to Danville the congregation the presbyterian Church Groveland in Putnam county will go to Danville sunday evening to attend the installation service by which the Rev. John m. Hughes will become pastor the presbyterian churches at Danville and Groveland. Elder w. T. Allen the Westminster presbyterian Church Indianapolis will he Moderator the installation service. The Rev. S. B. Harry Indianapol s. Will preach the Sermon. The Rev. N. B. Hos tot ter d. A. Of Indianapolis formerly Roachdale will deliver the charge to the new pastor. The Rev. V. L. Raphael Greencastle will deliver the charge to the congregation. Japs French near rattle strained condition existed for Brief time this morning 20 years a it join greenca8tle Nelson Taulman the Ewan Barber shop was taking his vacation. A sure judge that s the reason i retired Baptist preacher Dies Rey. I m. Mcguire sit c i lbs at Home his son at Alpina Mic ii. Tientsin july 7 up japanese and French forces at Hankow were deployed in fighting formation facing each other for half an hour today because refusal French authorities to permit a War anniversary Parade to enter the French Concession a Domel japanese news Agency dispatch said. Authorities the blockaded British and French concessions Here ordered the closing All motion picture shows. Heaters and other centers Public entertainment. At Shanghai. United Stales marines joined in Street patrols in the International settlement. Armoured cars the civilian Volunteer corps moved through the settlement. Special barriers were erected at which chinese were searched for arms. Maj. Gen. Arthur e. Grasett. British army commander in chief in China arrived at tientsin this morning without previous announcement in the British escort vessel Falmouth. The reason for his visit was unknown. He had recently returned from Singapore where he took part in an important British French conference far Eastern defense plans. Japanese army authorities Here released Edward t. Griffiths a British steamship Engineer whom they arrested july 3 the allegation that he a insulted the japanese immediately after Griffiths release. British consular officials said he was in god health and had not been mistreated. Three hours later they said that he had been subjected to torture. The japanese they asserted twisted Griffiths thumbs and fingers to Force him to sign a the Rev. It. M. Mcguire s3 years old. Former pastor the first Baptist Church Here died wednesday at the Home his son. Vane Mcguire. At Al it Ena. Mich., where to was visiting. He had been a Baptist minister in the state Indiana for fifty years prior to his retirement a number years ago. He had enjoyed excellent health until tuesday when he suffered a stroke. For a number years he had made his Home with a daughter. Mrs. John a. Barnett at South Bend. He was born in Jennings county near Paris ind. In 1856. The son the late William e. And Nancy i. Mcguire and was educated at. Hanover College. The Rev. Mcguire began his work in the ministry at the old Coffee Creek Church in Jennings county in 1883 and preacher later at Rensa Lear Anderson. Sullivan bin Knell Washington Princeton and Green Castle. He retired from the ministry after service at Greencastle and following that time he edited the Indiana state Baptist paper and later edited the National Baptist paper at Chicago. He is survived by the following children mrs. Ellis m. Randolph Ipswich mass. Mrs. Walter f. Wood and a. G. Mcguire Sullivan the Rev. Clive Mcguire Indianapolis vane Mcguire Detroit Paul r. Mcguire Seymour and mrs. Fern Barnett South Bend a sister mrs. Flora King Dundee. Ill a brother Elmer Mcguire Jennings county Twenty two grandchild re i and eight great grandchildren the body is being returned to Sullivan for funeral services. The rites Are tentatively planned for Satur it ii estion arose putting play sunday evening Booklet to be sold the meeting called thursday evening at Cloverdale All the committees working the Centennial Celebration brought 25 More persons to the Ford building in that town. Eugene Mccullough vice president the general committee presided. The president. J. E. Mccoy was present but he has not yet sufficiently recovered from his recent illness to be Active in the work. He expressed his deep interest however. Miss Cohn was Secretary the meeting. The purpose the gathering was to bring to a focus the activities the various subcommittees. This was accomplished by Means a round table discussion the plans. The affair has advanced As far As it can until the arrival miss White director the pageant. She will arrive not later than july 11, it was t bought. One matter which was brought up at the meeting thursday evening Anil deferred until miss White s coming was the possibility not presenting the pageant the last evening the four Day Celebration which is sunday. July 30. Chairman Mccullough said he had heard there was some sentiment in the Community against the use sunday evening for a performance the pageant. And to asked a full discussion the matter. Some who spoke said they believed the preparations had advanced too far to make a change in the plan. Others believed those Odio objected to the sunday evening program should have full consideration. Announcement will be made later the decision. A committee which has charge sending invitations to some 350 former residents the town asked for further instructions. A letter will be sent to each these persons with mention the Centennial Book which will soon be issued and which is to be sold. The Booklet will contain much interesting Reading matter pertaining to the Centennial and advertising. Gas tax collections reach All time High remu work in Parke finished the construction work tin Parke county Remc unit serves i number farm Homes in Western Putnam county As in Clay Vigo and Fountain counties has been completed and inspected by c. P. Ludwig Indianapolis Rural cle Trifi fiction administrator inspect r. The unit comprises Over 300 Miles electric lines. The unit is serviced by a sub station erected at Rockville by the Northern Indiana Power company. And it serves More the in 600 Homes. It is expected that a second Parke county unit for which an allotment $158.000 has been granted will soon be underway. The unit will in Day afternoon and will be conducted club la 150 Mley ones which will at the Baptist Church. Burial will sex be made at Center Ridge cemetery. New roof for the court House extend into Putnam. Vigo Clay and Montgomery counties approximately 500 customers have signed up for service. Commissioners will Wyard contract saturday for new Copper roof state auditor Frank g. Thompson the commissioners Putnam county meet tomorrow to receive bids and probably let a contract for a new roof for the court House. The allowance for that purpose is $5.000, which it is believed will be ruffle Lent to permit the installation a roof the Best Quality. The present roof which is the same that was put the building when it was erected some 30 years ago. Soon developed defects which permitted rain water to enter and drip onto the main floor the court House for years the Custod Ulincy were Sil up Riti s i l l funeral services for miss i Sharp who died wednesday held Friday afternoon at 2 clock from the Home Chestnut Street. The Rev. C. M Mcclure the Goblin methodist Church was in charge interment was in to lower Boone cemetery near Reelsville. Pallbearers were George Foxx Henry Knoll. Will Werneke. Charles Weeke. John Friend and Glenn deem. The trains passing every j reported today Indiana gasoline tax i is have had to place buckets it it it it it it it it it it it it today a weather it it and it it local temperature it it it it it it it it it it it it much cloudiness scattered thundershowers in Central and North portions tonight saturday warmer in Central portions tonight cooler in North portion saturday. Ran away few minutes made me it was the excuse Given judge James p. Hughes then the Bench the Putnam circuit court for leaving a gang state penal prisoners working in a Small Quarry near Cloverdale. By the Side the Monon Railroad. He had Only two More Days to collections last month reached All time High $2,567,226. He said motorists and Farmers were using More Gas and the state was taking measures to prevent tax evasion. June collections were $200.000 above the previous record set in serve at the farm when he spoiled june 1937, and $300,000 above it All by running away. Those for june 1938. The floor the Rotunda to catch the drips from the leaks. The present roof has been patched from time to time but the patches themselves have been insufficient to Stop the leaking. L. R Mcneely who has been quite ill at his Home South Locust Street is slightly improved. Minimum. Tom. 7\ 7 i in. 50 8 a. In. 87 i a n $7 10 80 11 a. M. 87 12 noon .92 1 p in 08 2 p. A. 95
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