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Greenville Delta Democrat Times (Newspaper) - March 31, 1940, Greenville, MississippiBriefly Mississippi by the associated press and Democrat times news service Oil suicide f near Leflore City Greenwood a Garden Hose from the exhaust of his Automo 1 bile carried into the closed car through a rear window brought death to d. E. Couty Oil Man on a Plantation Road about Miles South of the City limits this morn couty was lying on the Back with his hands folded across his breast when the car was broken into by those who Jound him. The engine was still run the Delta Democrat Tillies volume 44 Greenville Mississippi sunday. March 31. 1940 whither forecast Mississippi portly Cloudy Sun Day slightly cooler in Northeast Imd East Central portions warmer in North portion. Number 176 Harrison sees passage of Hull Trade Bill soon Heads c. Of c. Administration leaders Jubi a Lant Over defeat of Crip a pling amendment Coroner s jury with judge e. C. Button As Coroner and the jury brought in a verdict of death by from Carbon monoxide self inflicted officers describing the car related that a strip of Garden Hose was wedged into the exhaust and held in place with a Towel and that the Hose was brought into the car through a Back window which had been closed to the Small space necessary to admit the Hose. Cou s coat had been stuffed into then of crack left in the window and the doors the car were locked. I couty was a Nephew of c. Couty of this City. Jail break in Bolivar foiled Cleveland de Buck Hornbuckle 60-year-old Veteran coloured Jailer at the Bolivar county jail Here refused of be impressed by a carefully carved soap pistol in the hands of Frank Moody 20-year-old Young White Bandit when the latter attempted to Lead his four companions in a Jailbreak. Buck called sheriff de Raynor and a group of deputies from downstairs and the Youthful Bandit was when the realistic imitation was found to have been made of soap and coloured with a Lead Pencil walking grocery nabbed by police Jackson a vagrant picked up yesterday by Jackson police was the nearest thing the officers Ever saw to a walking grocery. Patrolmen called to an address on Hamilton Street found Raymond Kelly address at who the homeowners said had refused to leave after they had ordered him Washington mar. 30 a reciprocal Trade program a fundamental administration to icy and potential Campaign is sue survived a crucial Senate test late yesterday when a three wrote majority killed an Amend ment to require Senate ratification of Trade agreements. Administration lieutenants who considered the amendment a death warrant for the program were jubilant Over the 44 to 41 vote. Senator Harrison floor manager of the legislation extend ing the program three years told reporters fight Over the fight is Over now. I think Well pass the Bill. Foes of the Trade policy made it Clear however that they would keep on fighting for other restrictive amendments. Senator John son a Colo held out a dim Hope the Bill itself will be de yesterday s vote found Reyuh continued on Page six Roosevelt sees scant Prospect for Quick peace but says Welles information valuable when time for peace comes Washington mar. 30 a Roosevelt says there is scant immediate Prospect for any just and lasting peace in Europe but that the information which Sumner Welles obtained abroad will be of greatest value when the time comes to establish such a peace. The chief executive read statement to this effect at his press conference late yesterday breaking the official silence which had been maintained concern info the visit erf the undersecretary stale to european capitals. No one knows or. Roosevelt emphasized continued on Page 2 on from the a gentle suspicious Budges of Kelly to Ilams certain Sass Liisi the Loi lowing Jackson miss., mar. 30 a House and Senate worked at Cross purposes today Over governor Paul b. Johnson s proposal for a biennium budget to finance his average Man program. The House which beat Down the governor s proposed eight Mill and Valorme tax to a six Mill Levy is heading toward a budget of the Senate is still holding out is Che budget. Meanwhile Hep. Walter Sillers 1 Bolivar answered the governor s it Ouke of the House opposition seven packages of Coffee 8 ibs i a counter charge it would of potatoes one Pound Al lost to finance eve 8 eggs 3 pounds of Erv of the governor s. 3 o pull a i pm v plat loaves of bread one package l Rolls assorted razor Blades soap about a Dollar in change. Judge Leon Hendrick gave Kelly fifteen Days on the county farm. Delta acc Camp opens next week Clarksdale plans have been completed Here for the open ing next week of the first civilian conservation corps Ever established in the upper Delta to be located at Claremont Coahoma county United states Arm officers Here the establishment of the Camp 200 acc enrollees announced. More than will occupy the Claremont Camp quarters which were constructed lust Yacc. The Camp will be established to handle Northwest Mississippi drainage work including the rehabilitation of All Drain age districts. Ten drainage districts of the Delta will be improved. This will be the first acc Camp assigned to drainage districts in Mississippi. Others arc to be established in other sections of the chairman John Lio Loman of the ways and Means committee who tried to put the administration plan Over said that defeat of the and Valorme measure mean the in Dot the pro Gram in the House. The Lowndes legislator made it Plain however that the program to be drawn up would maintain All present benefits and would provide also for addition of some average Man benefits proposed by gov. Paul Johnson s admin stration. Some feel that defeat of the right Mill Bill meant an end to Aid for dependent children in creased hospitalization free text Boks and increased Aid for old age assistance but that s not Holloman declared. It s True the two Mill increase Over the adopted six Miil Levy would have meant but the defeat does t mean we can t get it in some other of the average Man benefits the committee chairman added we will not be Able to go is far As it has been suggested not As far As a Large part of the House might want to jury convicts mrs. Henry for hitch hike kill Alfred Mitchell newly elected president of the Washington county chamber of Commerce. Alfred Mitchell new president of Commerce chamber Hammett Lagrone Fox miss Mcdaniel also with c. Of c. Much talk about nazi revelations Washington denies credibility of documents found1 n Warsaw the associated press a new barrage of words dim med the sound of gunfire in War ring Europe today As the nazi press acclaimed the sensational discovery of alleged polish documents which it said proved that american diplomats had helped to hasten the outbreak of hostile lies last september. The discovery Drew a Swift retort from Washington challenging the credibility of the papers which the German foreign office said had been uncovered in the secret archives of the War saw government. The papers consisted primarily of confidential reports in Wulich polish envoys in Washington Paris and London were purported to have informed their government of the views of american states men before the outbreak of. The War. Grains of Salt president Roosevelt who was represented in the reports As Alfred Mitchell was yesterday afternoon elected president of the Washington county chamber of Commerce at the annual election of officers. Ii. K. Hammett was elected p. T. Lagrone treasurer John a. Fox was re elected Secretary manager and miss Helen Mcdaniel assistant Secretary. The directors arc or. Mitchell or. Hammett mrs. Lagrone Glen d. Bryant s. Ii. Brownstein f. A. England j. N. Henderson w. C. Ready acre Nash All of Greenville George breisch1" and mayor John Dawson Winter Leland Felix Nicholson Glen Al Llan and b. B. Payne Winterville. J members elected the directors Lak Charles la. Mar. 301 Friday and they elected officers convicted of slaying sales Man hanging mandatory but sentence deferred Annie Beatrice Henry pretty wife of a murderer is under conviction for the slaying of a Man who Knelt naked and begged in vain for his life and a Chance to see his daughter graduate from College. Sentence was deferred. The tigress calmly received a jury s murder verdict making hanging mandatory last night that she fatally shot Joseph p. Callo Way 42, a Texas Salesman who befriended her before the St. Val Entine s Day slaying. Only one White woman in the history of Louisiana has been hanged. Prosecuting attorneys described mrs. Henry wife of Claude Cowboy Henry serving 50 years in Texas for killing a policeman As a the state contended she and a companion Finnon Burks 23, who is to be tried later hitch hiked a ride with Calloway to get his automobile for a projected Arkan Sas Bank robbery. Witnesses said forcing Calloway admission she of admitted Houston kick off for scout s drive set monday teachers robbed on the Gulf coast Biloxi three teachers at Hinds Junior College and a com Panion delegates to the Mea con a mention. Were held up last night by an armed Bandit and forced reported ready hand Over s50 in Cash and conducting an Active the victims were misses Ger Trude Davis Ruth Boyd and Janet Campaign Mcdonald of Raymond and miss Evelyn Hammett associate proves Tex., out of the car forcing him to disrobe in a Rice Field near Here and shooting him. Mrs. Henry dressed in Black repudiated the purported Confes Ion at the trial testifying Burks red the fatal shot. Her attorneys asked Only that she be spared from the Gallows arguing that her life was fatally misdirected from girlhood. Saturday. The newly elected officers will assume their duties monday april 1. President elect Mitchell will succeed John d. Davis As presi Dent for the coming year. The annual banquet of the chamber will be held on Friday Ning april 12, at hotel Green Ville. J. L. Beven president of the Illinois Central Railroad will be the principal speaker. Edison opposes two Ocean Navy Secretary of Navy says idea unnecessary and much too costly los Angeles March 30 a Secretary of the Navy Charles Edison said today he was opposed to the two Ocean Navy plan advocated by some members of con Gress because every sound strategical conclusion demands the maintenance of the Fleet As a sin Gle coordinated unit in the Paci the kick off luncheon for the Roggero probe irk liquor firm Sor of a Mclish at a Joiiya Biagie Iea i chars College. Miss Mcdonald boy scout Campaign will Jef Memphis company mi5sis5ippi re charged making the Robby re occurred As the Tea i announced yesterday. Or. Lyne shipments her were in route to last in Shes Starling and or. Sidney Moyse r Mea convention i have completed their teams and old police the Rob j the personnel is reported to be them to stick pm ready for an Active drive. In Nammer piano i of English at Delta state Tea special gifts commuter on the fort Smith. Ark. Mar. 30 Federal officials in noun of the Mea convention i have miss Hammett to Ber commanded them to stick pm i ready Lor an a Curc assistant u s at or and hand Over your the committee yesterdays and she gave him hers which con sued a Strong Appeal Toi Genci support for the boy scouts. I think the idea of building a separate Fleet for the Atlantic is not Only unnecessary but altogether too costly to even consider. We Are now adding to the Fleet by steady increases in essential types and the proposal to build up to i the present Fleet by 10 per cent seems sound to me. It should be realized that it would take More than 10 years to j duplicate the present United states Fleet even if it was sound to do our strategic situation and the presence of the Panama Ca make thoroughly sound our pres ent policy of concentrating the Fleet out Here so constituted that it could be immediately shifted to any threatened area in either i Ocean. I can see nothing in the observable future that should occasion its Transfer from present operating continued on Page six Oil strikes unconfirmed persistent reports that circulated in Greenville yester Day of Oil strikes in Holmes and Issa Auzenn counties were unconfirmed last night the associated press reported. Jackson reports said the Holmes test was not deep enough for production. Another report to the capital City said the Issaquena test had been abandoned a week ago. The report might have con fused with the opening of a new Field in Yazoo county sat urday. The Kingwood Oil company s mrs. U. E. Wilburn no. 1 in the Eastern part of j Yazoo county showed nearly i 1000 feet of Oil in a Drill Stem j test Early yesterday. Heavy rain Friday night Auto Breaks pole Greenville and the Delta re Gion was visited by a heavy Down pour of rain Friday night that measured 1.89 inches. A Utility pole at South Harvey and main Street was broken into two parts Early saturday when an automobile crashed into the pole. The crash did not disrupt electric service in the area although it left Only a Cross Arm dangling on the wire. The broken pole was re placed with a new one. Census taker s life not any bed of roses by Lillian Mclaughlin much has been written the past few weeks to allay the suspicions and fears of millions of Ameri Jans who Are about to be inter viewed for the 16th decennial census which acts the starting gun on tuesday april 2. After following with the Washington county census takers an instruction movie at the court House this week we be decided that it s the takers and not the taken that deserve the solicitude of the nation. It s the census Laker who Ultis to assemble the minutiae for the Gigantic inventory of the nation. He has to see that the facts Are Correct and accurately recorded on the immense census forms he s the poor fellow who has to Hoof it companions Are Al the Avenue and Down the Alley to apartments hotels flophouse and trailer Camps. He s the wizard who must curb the voluble make the Tacti Turu talk. All you do is answer the. Questions. Just nose counters the first census takers in 1790 had a relatively simple were nothing More than nose continued on Page deputies find barrel of Mash two units of distillery found in nearby drainage canal a no gallon barrel filled with bubbling Mash that passed thru a whiskey manufacturing unit Only a few Days ago was discovered yesterday submerged in an open Field North of Greenville by deputies Earl Fisher and Henry Mascagni of sheriff w. L. Crouch s office. After an intensive search had located the hidden barrel of Mash the county officers found two units of the distillery a cooker and cooler tossed into a drainage canal nearby. The deputies and a reporter for the Delta Democrat times last night returned to the location of the whiskey still and try As lie might the scribe was unable to find the barrel. It was finally located underneath a shallow pile of gravel with an Iron covering. The Mash was for Rye whiskey grains of Rye covered the mix Turp. The officers said they Nev j to had net a a More effective hid ing place for there was barrel of Mash. On near the still when the paid their unexpected visit. , Greenville Dies born in Tovenia Italy lived in this City since 1904 mrs. Mike Gervasio resident of Greenville for 30 years died at 4 50 o clock Friday afternoon at he Rhome main Street extended after a prolonged illness. Born in Boveta Italy she came to the United states in 1901. She lived be years in Providence Rhode Island and moved to Greenville in 1804. She was a member of St. Joseph s Catho Lic Parish. She leaves four daughters mrs. Joe Correro mrs. Frank Broca to and mrs. Minnie Gen la All of Greenville and mrs. Charles Ven Turl of Glen Allan. Seventeen grandchildren and Throe great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services funeral services will be held at 3 o clock tills afternoon from St. Joseph s Catholic Church con ducted by the Rev. J. J. Intoc Pas Tor. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Klain Johnson fun eral Home is in charge of arrange ments. The Active pallbearers Are her grandsons including Tony Lyllo Tony Brocato Mike Brocato Gus Correro Herman venture Albert Venturi and Charles venture or. The honorary escort will include d. M. Tamburo Frank Loyacono Frank Mauceli Pete Sarullo c Sifina or. Joe Loyacono Joe Mau Celi Frank and Jimmy Lillo. Frank Valencino Paul Serio and j. S. White. War Boom declines three states hit by storms eight Are killed officers plan round up of Kkt Gango Floggers ten men named As klans men and charged with 23 floggings Atlanta March 30. A officers set out today to round up ten men named is Kun flux klans men and charged by the Fulton Atlanta county grand jury with two Lill ratings and 23 floggings in a three year period of lash wielding. Two Deputy sheriffs both designated in a grand jury subpoena As members of the Robed order were among those indicted in the jury s newest to Trust at night rider terrorism last night. Seven others also were listed As klansmen of suburban East Point Home of Isaac Anston Barbet shop operator who diet in a March 7 scourging. Dan Duke assistant prosecutor said the tenth Man was a klan member from nearby Oakland City. None of the new indictments bringing to 12 the number under flogging charges mentioned the Barber s death. They charged seven of the ten men with one or the other of two kidnappings and All with from two to lashings each since january 1937. The floggings counts Char ged assault with intent to murder. Deputies Herb Edison mid de Burdette were named in two As Sault counts each and Eidson also in one Kyj draping count. Doth had asked and received indefinite Lea ves from duty soon a flex their names were brought into the flog Ging three of the others already line been indicted on one or More As Sault counts. Two previously indicted were not named in new counts. Imperial wizard j. A. Colescott of the klan appeared before the jury a few hours before the indict ments were returned. He told newsmen that if the fiery Cross of the klan was Ever burned to intimidate or coerce anybody it was in direct conflict with my specific Jackson says Fri in t Gestapo says Complete National system of policing not practicable Washington March 30 a general Jackson said today there was no ground for fears hint the Federal Bureau of investigation in permeating our country like an Opu or a Gesta shambles of Louisiana Vil Lage Are searched for fur ther victims of Tornado Pierre part la., mar. 30 at least eight persons were killed and nearly two score injured by yesterday s Spring tornadoes which flattened Pierre part Little French fishing Settle ment in the Louisiana Baj Yuu country and struck in three other suites. Shambles of the Village were searched today for further Vic Tims while the injured were under treatment in hospitals at near Donaldsonville Napoleonville Belle Rose Thibodaux and in new Orleans. Frank h. Grayson red Cross Field director for Louisiana and Mississippi in charge of Relief work said it was certain that six persons were killed in Pierre part and that perhaps one or two oth ers lost their lives in swollen Bayou Pierre part. Negroes were killed in sep Arate storms in East Louisiana. Miss Jane Perry red criss Field representative reported Al so that six persons were to be Dond and that 28 of the injured were in the Hospital at Donaldsonville 19 Miles away. Orr Clil lit unavoidable twelve of the injured were suf Fering from fractures and Scalp wounds believed to be Seri Olts. They were Hurt by the nmn Shang of he Walls and roofs of frail wooden Homes. Or. P. M. Payne acting Cor Oner of Assumption Parish was preparing an official list of the dead and injured which he said would require time. In contrast to yesterday s Doyn Potier of rain which accompanied continued on Page company must Stop employee plan Washington mar. 30. A Colorado fuel and i Tjw corporation of Denver largely owned by John d. Jr., was ordered by the Board today to abandon its we of by known employee represent Loti plan. I Kii own in Industry As the Rockefeller the system Al representation functioned thru what was known As the representatives Organ la n on with workers and management equally represented on Cost Milt less which met to consider employee affairs. A National system of policing is not Jackson said in an address prepared for the graduation exercises of the 13lh session of the Fiji National police Academy. He added however that because activity today showed practically All the gains in the autumn War Boom eliminated by the decline in factory and Mill output the last three months. Dropping for the eleventh week the associated press Index of Industrial activity was approximately Back to its starting Point on the september october up Vita reductions Jackson miss., March 30. A works Progress administration officials reported today that an 18 per rent Cut of missis Sippi Relief Rolls was being made throughout the slate. Ray Miller statistician for the Agency kaid Mississippi s quota for March was Relief jobs compared with for april. Continued on Page six totalled then the women were com j robber i held on of arg. The company. Southwestern distilled products. Inc. And a f roup of individuals connected Pink Bell 40, negro. 702 Noil Wilh it Are among 170 persons in Street was arrested yesterday by dieted by a grand jury officer m a. Etheri Ige and a which began the Al i gallon and a half if whiskey liquor running last dec a Selby. May i indicating additional action was Milton Smith in City fruit the grand jury re a at 4 o clock co Sod indefinitely Al Ter i cunning hath of a i new so Gas mask Cret indictments. Made in 182.1 miss follies of 1940 is big hit packed House hails annual revue Davenport quits Oak Ridge Post h. E. Warren county superintendent education announced today that i01 c. A. Davenport who has been tomorrow principal of the Oak Ridge school i in four years has tendered his resignation effective july 1, which Date his present contract l.l1 Moll expires a Hundred year Belory . Was thought of the eminent s Case in the recent i Sterling finds no dynamite theft assistant District attorney i id this morning Davenport has accepted Postl ii tur Bias m in the i okie China he h Admul Llam a at huh place lie served As Auri j leather Hooili for material i ten years. Completely Duke for in Iana political Inillar except in of intention to take an Active Ilic Modem Mak that part in the liquor Case enveloped the j head which i. Id for trial april 2 j. Chief Deputy sheriff John w Sterling said investigation has revealed there was no stealing of dynamite near Hollandale Las week end. A checkup by the Murphy Greenville settles Hack to nor Malcy this week end. Satisfied Lor the thud time by a last paced highly entertaining revue of , dance and hokum. The follies of 1ji40." pleased at the selection of charming Marian Shelton an miss Fohir. And complacent Over the financial Success of the sealed Deputy Sterlini said that there was t any dynamite stolen and or Eakins open of the door Yuri was called by Arm machinery j Doyle crash i into the storage building in Ronal in the Thomas Hays Plantation j and not due Sci burglary i the 1--- place As it Wai first reported. Children. The annual i clue pro on 2 i housing Leader to to Litas Parley w. Walker George executive director of the housing authority of the City of Meridian for fort Worth Tex. Sat urday to attend a two week con Ference on management proce Dure to he held under the super vision of officials of the District i of fico of the United states housing authority. Marshall Amis former Meridian attorney director of Mcgion i of the United states housing authority. Some National Clearing House nation wide research and leadership such As that established by j. Edgar Hoover director of the Fri who founded the National police referring to recent criticism of the fill in connection with some arrests made in Detroit and to sur cations for an investigation of wire tapping by the Bureau Jack son declared that he would not allow anyone in this department to he made a Scapegoat for carry j ing out his instructions in Good j Justice upholds order on Russell order would revoke appointment of Bertrand Russell As professor new York. March 30. A slate supreme court Justice to Day upheld the application of a for an order to revoke the appointment of Ber Tram Russell As a professor of mathematic s at the City College of new York. Justice John Mcgeehan termed the appointment of the English philosopher a chair of appointment of Russell which was to have taken a Tinct next february raised an immediate Stirtm of protest from Church Fig ures and others. Educators on the other hand came to his defense terming the controversy a Chal Lenge to academic the court Case was brought by mrs. Jean Kay whose High school daughter she said might sonic Clay attend the College. No finer plan for successful living could be found than the scout oath. Adopt it for yourself. Here it is on my Honor i will do my Best to do my duty to god and my country and to obey the scout Law to help other people at All times to keep myself physically Strong mentally away and morally straight. Our american manhood needs the qualities on which the work of the boy scouts of America is projected for the building of manhood and Char Acter. Duty is a Sublime word but it is linked with god. Every Church and every seeker for the Light knows this need. Our nation is Strong Only when the people Are Strong in the qualities of patriotic manhood. Duty to fireside family friends make a nation great. To help others is to recognize the right use of strength. To build rather than tear Down is Here to be Learned by our Boye. Like the Equator about the Earth is the keeping of our boys Safe when this is done All else is included. Physically Strong mentally awake morally straight Are promises made and arc ideals for All. No person can afford to miss being a part of such an organization. A few dollars now May mean the difference be tween Light and darkness Lor some boy of lie gropes his Way toward manhood. The Campaign is now under Way. The dates Are april 15th, 16th, Alid 17th. H you do not give promptly it May be too late for some boy to have the a Dunn tags of scouting. Do your Liberal Best. Match your Money with the time and thought and Effort of men who give much and do it now
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