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Greenville Delta Democrat Times (Newspaper) - February 25, 1940, Greenville, MississippiMississippi by the associated press and Democrat times news service boy scouts of Delta area meet meeting of the Delta area Council of the boy scouts of America Yas held last Nair it in the methodist sunday school rooms with Lyne Starling president of the Delta Council presiding. Carlton p. Shelby District finance chairman of Clarksdale discussed the finance of the Delia Council. Reports were read of the splendid work being done and the increase in membership. A budget was read and adopted for the coming year. Plans were Dis cussed and arranged for the Campaign to to conducted on. April 10, 17 and 18. Red headed women called War cause religion and red headed women were cited As Throe direct major causes for War by Lieut. Cot. D. B. Shourds Engineer u. S. A., of Gulf pert in a in to the Laurel Exchange club in Observance of National defense he cited Cleopatra As one example of the third reason the Nile country Over which she ruled being torn for years and the War of roses when he snid England had a red headed As another. Colonel Shourds said the United states should be1 prepared to Lake care of its rights and fear to defense of. The Monroe Doc Trine might involve this country in the conflict. New member for housing authority a Morris sr., was named a member of the Hattiesburg housing authority to succeed the late a. M. Smith chairman. The authority w ill select a new chairman soon. Other Mem Bers Are Austin Ferrell e. O. Sigrest Pat Fowler and Frank Brown. Contract will be awarded soon for construction of the housing units for negro families. A site Lor the White units has not been obtained yet. Four of seven pleaded guilty of seven per sons arraigned before judge Bur Kett Collins in. Circuit court Here on charges contained in eight indictments returned by jury entered please guilty. Trials of the others was set for the first three Days of criminal court week starting monday feb. 26. One of the indictments charge a negro with murder and the others charged burglary. Robert Hays pleaded not Guil v to the murder indictment in which he was accused of having i killed will Harris negro who i was stabbed on a farm near soap about a month ago. Attorney a. I s. Scott was appointed by the i court us defense counsel. Tub Delta Democrat times weather forecast Mississippi colder in Interior below freezing in North arid temperature in Central a curtion. Number 146 volume 44 they shall have Force Hitler avers would have preferred peaceful understanding he declares rearming solved our unemployment Sumner Welles visit a Sec ret reds attribute Sel fish u. S. Motives Munich feb. 24. Via Hitler declared to Day that he preferred to Settle problems by Way of peaceful understanding but if they want Force they shall have the fuehrer spoke at the _ historic Hof Brau Haus in Observance of the 20th anniversary of his proclamation of the nazi party s 25-Point program. After a seven minute introduction by Adolf Wagner o nazi District Leader Hitler opened his speech by describing chaotic conditions in Germany after the world War and before he came int Power. They told us we should t Arm but should Hitler said. We did work and we did away unemployment. But when the others again made preparations to again attack Germany i started to rearm and How i did thunderous cheers thunderous cheers greeted his remarks. Sprinkled through his audience were men in Field Grey uniforms who had come to Muich from the Western front. Miller praised the nazi s thu cation of youth and recalled the struggles which resulted in the unification of the 46 parties and groups which fought for Supre Macy in Germany after the world War. On the basis of the Versailles he declared the reconstruction of the German people would have been impossible. The time when the arabs Are protesting Chamberlain Steps up and says Germany is fighting for the supremacy of the his. Audience cheered As he shouted that " this capitalistic plutocratic Conception that there Are Only two kinds of people the continued on Page 2 russian draw near strategic City of Yii Puri 4-h will have i poultry judging state Addi l lion of a poultry judging contest in the five livestock shows which i the 4-h clubs in Mississippi will hold this Spring was announced today by f. N. Beanblossom cd tension poultry Husbandman for j Mississippi in an address at a j meeting of the assistant county i agents of Mississippi at missis Sippi state College. I find source i of counterfeiting local detect lives and Federal authorities claimed today they had stopped the source of counterfeit Curran i by operations which ran Here for four Days. James Dunn 24, negro was arrested on a charge of counter limiting. At a hearing before United Stales commissioner Ray Arnond Clay Dunn was placed in Bond parting of Roosevelt divorce decree is expected to end the 10-year-old marriage of mrs. Betsey Cushing Roosevelt seen in new York with their two children and James eldest son of the president. Mrs. Roosevelt s father was the late or. Harvey Cushing of Bosto famous brain surgeon. Children arc Kate 4, and Sara Delano 7. Progressive couple live in county s oldest dwelling Ben Humphreys Bridge sixty one percent Complete Canton glee club gives phonograph Canton the Canton High Schuol glee club has presented the music department with a phonograph and a set of classical for use of Canton the machine and rec were purchased with Thi pro of an operetta presented re cent la. Chamberlain says might is right attitude must be destroyed Helsinki feb. 24. A the red army s great offensive rolled nearer strategic Vii Puri today As the embattled finns admitted loss of vital coastal Reg ions South of that ghost City but insisted All russian gains were made at great Cost. More than russian dead in fighting Oji the karelian isthmus and above Lake Ladoga were listed by the daily Helsinki com Munique in addition to two detachments annihilated to Voitk men reported killed Ter Day. The red army is within seven and one half Miles of Vii Puri finnish reports indicated for the i first time and without a i pause is pressing to Widen the wedge. 1 volunteers welcomed Finland s commander in Chiel j Field marshal Baron. Carl Gus i Taf Mannerheim. Today welcomed swedish and norwegian Volun i into the finnish army in or order of the Day interpreted u i mean a Large number of volunteers now Are on the fir ing line. Neutral Sweden increasing worried by her neighbor s plight i called her pallium Cut into extra Ordinary session tomorrow. While i the official Agenda named eco viaduct superstructure project Ragsdale contracting by mayor Smith the Ben g. Humphreys trans Mississippi River Bridge which will connect Greenville and Lake Vil Lage Arkansas was sixty one per cent Complete saturday with the accept acc of the viaduct substructure project on which f. V. Rags Dale and company of Memphis were the contractors. The contract completed by the Ragsdale company was accepted by mayor Milton c. Smith fiscal agent representing the City Council of Greenville sponsors of the Bridge l. Cd. Brown resident Engineer for Ash Howard Needles and Tammen consulting engineers Charles a. B Anch chief resident Engineer in Spector and George t. Moss in representing die Public works administration. W. L. Shai be Alid f. V. Ragsdale rep resented the contractor. The substructure project included 68 Bents 14 piers and 2 seven Benis Ana piers were on the Arkansas Side of the Iver and sixty one Bents and Sev a piers on the Mississippi Side. Steel work is now being prosecuted by the american Bridge company and the four main River i overs Are being constructed by the yes mass Mun construction company ire expected to be completed next contracts still to be awarded in clude paving of the embankment of the Mississippi and Arkansas amps i rum the levee to an under pass lighting of the Bridge by Lillian Mclaughlin at Scott Mississippi just after you Cross the Bridge Over the Creek that runs through that Row of cypresses into Lake Bolivar you will 1 supreme court ice a negro Cabin Back a Little from the Road built of crude Tim merchants organize in association primary object is to combat injurious legislation Alfred Mitchell named chairman local croup will affiliate with statewide organization Greenville merchants last night perfected a retail merchants association whose primary imme Diate object is to combat state legislation the association considers injurious to business. Alfred Mitchell clothing Mer chant was elected chairman of the association Dick gum credit Bureau manager was named Secretary and s. H. Brownstein department store operator was selected to head the finance commit Tco Whoso other members Are Jake Stein and Glen Bryan. Will affiliate the local organization will affiliate immediately with the Mississippi retails association the state group and Parent Organiza Tion which last week elected Henry lock of Meridian president and chose de Wilson of Meridian As executive vice president. The continued on Page 8 movies offered As evidence for 1st. Time in state but judge bars them a to Bers graded and settled with obvious age. So Long has it evidently been there that the whole seems to Spring from and retain the earthiness of the Delta soil on which it stands. An atmosphere of Antiquity hangs Over the place like the Shadow of a protecting hand. Laurel miss., feb. 21 a picture were offered As evidence for the first Lime in Mississippi during trial of a Case in circuit court Here but t. Price Dale serving As special judge in puce of judge f. Burkett Collins refused to allow the pictures to be shown to the jury. An Appeal will j i it. Anuw i la Tui Jurij. Our Jami Vaju in thib House believed to be the be Aken ,0 eur Primc court of oldest dwelling in the county live As progressive a coloured couple us you la find the Delta Dave and Lizzie Alexander residents of Bol Ivar county since 18b3. Because of the House you might expect to find them a wrinkled silent old pair dozing before the glowing logs on their Cabin Hearth. But Uncle Dave stands straight a Little Man who admits he is still pretty fair former after Rais ing one Cotton crop after another for More than fifty years missing Only two crops because of floods. His Black face is strangely in wrinkled and Only the Grey mus tache that spreads above his Wel coming Grin gives away his age. Continued on Page Keady tells of 5ayin6sjn Bill says levee Board measure effects fixed savings of annually rep. William c. Keady chair Man of the House of representatives levee committee said today the committee substitute for the House Bill introduced by rep. Howard Dyer or. Which passed the House yesterday on morning Call reduces the fixed sex Structure and construction of toll j of the Board of Mississipp commissioners to spend the week end at Home rep. Kandy said press reports quoting him As Sav the measure reduced fixed uses by to per death Breaks Alabama s quads Jasper. Ala. Feb. 24 Lias broken the slender thread that bound together aia Tama s Short quadruples linking heir fragile lives in the Miracle of quadruple birth. Hope Short second of babies born Jan. 14 in a Pilu per year. Returning ing exp year were in error. Out of fail Ness to the levee Hep. Keady said. I wish to say the Bill reduces fixed the lenses per year it i possible to estimate.1 Mississippi for a test of the and of moving pictures As evident. The was that of Reed Wright v. Metropolitan insurance company in which the plaintiff made a claim for inst Mcc on the ground of total dish laity. Coun Sel for the defendant undertook to show Wright was not totally disabled and produced moving Pic Tures taken on a spa project in which it was claimed Wright was pictured at work with a shovel. Judge Dale and court attaches along with the attorney viewed the pictures in an Ante room. Wright was Given judgment for and notice of an Appeal was filed. Fear torpedoes Constanta Rumania feb. 24 members of the Norw Ign Tanker Vav were reported today to have re fused to sail for England with cargo of Oil because they feared being torpedoed. Discuss Woodland study Trade plan sure Hull program passes House by vote of 216 to 168 i opponents say program will pass c. Mcna Marii superintendent Delta Experiment station and .1. A. Putnam of the soil Horn Forest sex Prim Cut station new Orleans discuss plans for the first studies of bottomland Woodland types Ever made in this coun try a project now under Way it so Neville immediately on his arrival Here today. The Delta Council and the Delta sex Peri Nicot station collaborated in securing the Hardwood stud ies for the Slon Cvitic tract. County sportsmen will Send committee resolutions Victory gives Hull stature As possible presiden tial candidate Washington. Feb. 24 a s Nat opponents conceded to by hint the Triumph of Secretary i Trade agreements program n the House last night Fores had in of continuation of the policy in me form. They served notice however int Thoy would make a vigorous Hirt to at Lnch restrictive Amend to the Extension Bill which i. House approved 218 to 168. Thu House vote which gave the a Victory in the first by legislative test of the ses Sion and strengthened Secretary Hull s position at a time when he win Ikins mentioned As a possible demo critic presidential nominee the bottle Over the Trade Jurec meals to the Senate Side of the Capitol. Question for Senate up to Hie senators now in the question shall Congress Grant the executive Brunch of the govern1 Mcnol for three More years Power Sci enter into reciprocal agree ments with other countries concerning Tariff reductions and other Trade concessions the pres nil Grant of authority along these Ines expires june 12. The Senate opponents said they continued on Page 8 appropriations group ready to Cut army budget but Marshall warns thetis hinge out Lay necessary Washington feb. 24 a of a House appropriations sub commile whetted the Economy knife for on the army s budget today although general George c. Mar shall chief of stuff told them that the is Riouff Eneks of world con Trade Hie huge outlay cd kcnlia1. Bipartisan sentiment developed within the committee for trim Ming the Bill wherever possible in conformity with the current Economy drive. The House recently slashed from the Navy s is Limonte holding that service s appropriation for next Yew to about Congress already want pm the army this x Soimi for expansion and training of its forces in accordance with the president s proclamation of a limited emergency. Of the rime Ond plan com Washington county sportsmen Ziotes Tibig the department of conservation Bill to consolidate nine other it Purt ments and bureaus with the state game and Fuli commission at n mass meeting Here thursday night moved yesterday to further their fight on the measure in on Effort to re Tain the present set up Mission. Judge Percy Bell chairman of the sportsmen of Washington county organized at the thursday meeting said petitions to be if Ned by the county to sportsmen will circulated throughout the county. Volunteers who agreed to circulate his petition will meet monday it the office of judge Bell to receive the petitions. Continued cooperation of the american legion in the move ment for returning the Independent set up of the game and fish commission is being urged by the washing Len county group. Legislative hearings arc also urged to permit the Washington county group to present their objections. Resolution the1 Resolution of protest to the department of conservation Bill Wili he forwarded to Mem of the Washington pm icily delegation in the legislature Well As to the Cummi Ute on can ii mud unit Lake Johnson controversy ends week in which budget is top news Jackson miss., feb. 24 a Paul Johnson and the opposition to his average Man pro Gram were at daggers drawn Over its Cost today. Sen. Albert Lake or. Of Green Ville yesterday urged taxpayers to come to the capital monday to protest against additional taxes to finance the estimated 000 budget. The governor retorted crisply the people voted in favor of this last 2 months reach Peak for county red Cross january and february Gest in history of Wash ingrown chapter january and february have been the two biggest months in the history of the washing Fulton county chapter american Cross for Relief it was announced yesterday by my. Ethel w. Fin Lay executive Secretary. Ixl Romely bad weather conditions were responsible for the heavy Drain on the red Cross it is understood. During january the worst month 225 cases were Aid. In february to Date 178 cases have been aided. Help Given in Clad cd food Medicine and clothing and in addition Coal requisitions were filled for approximately 300 More cases administration s program the largest majority Ever Given a gov continued on Page 2 Summit holds first monthly town forum meeting of j Jhc Summit town forum was Field thursday night with . Mme Rich publisher of the mi1 bomb daily Enterprise and j. O. , superintendent of sum nil schools As pc makers. The it Tor discussion was Haf new Deal contributed suf Jii Kintly to democracy to War int its following the speeches Mem of the audience asked of the speakers. Or. Car on supported the new Deal and Emmerich opposed. This was the of a series 1 Drums to lie held Hen month under Hie sponsorship of Sci in Niit the a the Garden and civic Chin j i Hosi in nor Folk go. Slur. T lid jury club. Summit High i Imnel. Summit and tin Sun Minton says extending Hatch act to states would cripple democrats Washington feb. 2a. A Minton a ind con tended today that proposed legis lation in bring Many state. Employees under the Hatch act s pro to n. On Spring rib Alden political activities three Republican e and i kit Immitt o sonatas of Hibit ions against political Metivi i Vermont. Eye of North Dakota tics would cripple the Democrat Wiley of in part on the eve of crucial i three democrats chair Bills of Only secondary interest. Budget estimate top news of the week was the _ Senate finance commit Loo s Oslo f mate of a budget for the next two fiscal Varr. This was a in at Over expenses the last bin Niffin. Tic com Martoe s chairman. Sen get the Money to pay for having Ator John w. Kyle delivered them done a lot of fat cats who Wilh this estimate a number have always Boon very Liberal bids. Proposing n v tax rates on with to licit wealth in Linari Cizik the ii Vunic i sporty Maui lectured till it publican Par products mid natural resources. Estimated the Nise in m his sin Tomc it off ministration s in min Stratios. F stale was shaken Grant Wor la by a Horibe Public lands s and health Sot but landed on its feel j Ilion which and Ujj wished into the i into stall to fund -. Two for further Hund Seitu approve course to train servants King s daughters Circle endorses training for color de Domestic service the King s daughters Circle has endorsed the course in Domestic service to be offered negro House servants by the adult division Greenville High school vocational department f. Mitchell Cord Inetor announced yesterday. The Circle will be Active in its j promotion. The first meeting of the class will be held wednesday night feb. 2ji, at in Coleman High school. Time of the other meet inns will be decided then. Mamie Tolar Homo economics teacher at coloured school no. 7, the Junior Lilyh school located next to Cole Man High will be in charge of applications must be secured and returned to Mamie Tolar by the meeting. There is no for enrolment but the applicant must be now employed a servant said or. Mitchell. Among the subjects to be taken up arc health personal grooming training Doorbell and Telephone answering improved Jle Ninf methods table service by recipe and others. 1 health will be one of he Liitt ind important topics taken up said or. Mitchell. At the of i he course certificates certifying satisfactory completion of the work will be awarded. Strives who wish May in Foi Fraijo their servants to attend the sat Koay ski Iris City. I vib. 24 Day will by to 1j1s of the department has its Way. Iiga inst King it asked employ pay in midweek in in saturday. Tall1 Ijo Vornor were urged to continued on Page 2 i cooperate

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