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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - December 31, 1939, High Point, North Carolina Weal ii r fair to partly Cloudy colder tonight monday fair. The High Point Enterprise filial Point Tho enter of diversified manufacturing enterprises it it a 35�?no. 365 member associate press High Point. N. C., sunday morning. December 31, 1039 Complete Nea service Price Cive cents eds driven onto own soil a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a Hitler proclaims aim to a prevent injustice fuehrer sees 1940 As most decisive year in nazi annals prophesies jewish capitalistic world wont last Century Britain expects to break Loose All britons sure of ultimate win in strange fight by j. Stark London dec. 30.�? a britons looking into the new year today generally foresaw the beginning of a real War with Germany by Early Spring and guessed that the conflict would last from six months real War British ship by Spring asks to enter Montevideo Al Smith scans democratic Field puts 0. K. On Garner Nues Ltd Iii Ioc Jory ukr Mott new Youk dec. 30.�?<p a Al Smith the a Happy Warrior Quot of yesteryear was 66 today and to Celebration of the occasion he presented his personal list of democratic presidential possibilities and threatened to a take another walk Quot if his party re in May a walk Plank by Melvin k. Whiteley tier to Ria Trohn Itji a ree it a oars or Blore. Adolf hit t today i claimed Jow it a Jujj in j Jug a new War aim prophesied Tjon in Aji minds. That a the jewish capitalistic i but in All strata of British life Dorset the new Deal headed by the supreme Confidence in ultimate i his one time bosom Friend. Victory is expressed. J a if the democratic platform four months of warfare took a Cornea out in full Praise of the heavy toll at sea disrupted family new Deal it la be time to get life and business generally and j my walking shoes out again Quot he brought hardships to the Public j said. That the War wont continue in a took world will not survive twentieth Century a and expressed Faith in a German War Victory in 1940, a the most decisive year in German his hitherto undeclared War aim was a prevention of a still greater injustice Quot which he said the we extern Powers planned to substitute for the Versailles peace treaty imposed on Germany at the end of the we orld War. Hitler. In a Long new year message of the a party emphasised that he insisted upon a military decision and intimated that he would accept no Compromise. Army Krom Inch Krs a arms this time a he said must definitely in wrenched from the hands of War incites and War i carers. This part of the Mea Sage was underlined by nazi com i imitators. A about one thing we Are j Hitler told Tho party. A the jewish capitalistic world enemy that ids opposite us has Blit one aim Aud that it to destroy Germany a Bud the German people Quot it was at first said a that they 1 wanted to help Poland Hitler j wrote and when thai failed to succeed he said Poland a Reeo Struc j lion was no longer a War object hut instead a my elimination that lift. The uprooting of National so salts my it Ler w it aim admonishing the nation to bears a War burdens Hitler then mid a we. Therefore have a Clear i War aim Germany and beyond that Europe must be liberated 1 rom the oppression and constant i its present form much longer is a taken for granted Here. Not Iii m in the conflict to Date has been totally different from what he average Man expected. He counted on Blitzkrieg a Sharp blows and Quick horrifying air raids. The absence of such Large scale attacks enabled Britain and France to organize their War program with comparatively Little interfere once except to shipping. Britons Are to become More keenly aware of the War before the new year is very old. Income and other taxes Are going up. The first food rationing will Start a week from monday. Still More men will be called to the colors soon. Continued on Page two x walk the former new York govern a or and Defeated presidential candidate in 1928 has spoken set Dom about politics since the i 1936 Campaign when he Quot took a walk Quot because of his opposition to president Roosevelt s poli i Des. Today in the capacity of �?oll-1 i Censed real estate broker a that show he a listed on the directory of the Empire state building which he runs he held his an j Nual birthday press conference in his 32nd floor office Over looking the East River and had his say on a variety of subjects. Concerning a third term for j or. Roosevelt he said a i think and always did think two terms were enough for any Man. That a been sort of an unwritten part of our Constitution warship Ajax seeks to repair damages from sea Battle Montevideo dec. 30.�? apr great Britain tonight asked Uruguay to permit the i Cruiser Ajax to enter Montevideo Harbor to repair dam Edison elevated to Post of Navy department chief son of inventor succeeds the late Claude Swanson Washington dec. 30�? apr president Roosevelt advanced Charles Edison to new naval chief Ages received in her mid Sef, of the Navy today j Al Smith since the Days of Washington. It s kind of a tradition a an american reit Biti ass Short then answering other questions. He went on a in All Ray years i never saw continued on Page two continued on Page two Columbia i Niv. Professor ins science award America bids youth killed by Auto 1939 Good Bye on Greensboro Road weather cause of train crash three Day Celebration of new year begins from coast to coast by associated Presa bidding Farewell to the c <4 id i. By Stephen j. My Dorough associated pee science writer a la mews of. Dec. 30.-�?this tiran association for the Adamant of science today red its highest commend and a prize of 11,000 to or. Raid of Columbia University or his report on the radio Fluen cies of atoms and molecules. Or. Rah proved for the first the that every bit of matter mits radio Waves. He announced is discovery yesterday before one t the association s meetings. This finding which is at orca it of Only theoretical interest. Nay prove to be one of the most and mental discoveries of Sci Nee. Ranking with the finding of rays by Wilhelm Conrad rent i in or the discovery of Radium j y the curies officials of the As j t declared. Mit radio Max is or. Rabl and his colleagues. Or. Kusch and or. S. Miliman Dis i Vered that Quot cold Quot atoms Emit i Trio Waves just As hot atoms when burned off the surface i the filament of a vacuum tube my Are Able to measure them by voting beams of radio Waves i Ross a beam of atoms As they j oved in a magnetic Field. The j oms broadcasting on the fre Lency of the radio beam were 1 new York. Dec. 30.�? in a celled out and never reached Catherine Mcneils a Bachelor Tare w j convivial americans began a j three Day Celebration of the new year last night saturday. It promised to be one of the gayest festivals of the decade. The National round of recep Lions parties and dances started 24 hours earlier than usual be Rause of new years eve failing on a sunday night. In Many communities where Laws restrict undue merriment on the Sabbath i the principal Celebration was i held last night. Liquor prohibited this was True in Kansas City where like other Missouri cities liquor sales Are prohibited from Midnight saturday until Midnight sunday. Many Clit is in Indianapolis moved their celebrations up one Day. Indiana Haa banned the Sale of liquor on sundays. The great metropolitan centers however were planning to celebrate new years eve on the traditional night. New yorkers May quench their thirst at 2.-200 bars and in the cabarets they will be permitted to drink until 5 a m. Prices were generally Down. And reservations up in Chicago the police department informed merry makers that their consciences would be their guides on the big night. Loop hotels reported they had sold out their party accommodations at prices ranging from $7 to 120 a couple. Continued on pare two county a 48th fatal traffic Accident Guilford county s 4 8th fatal traffic Accident claimed the life of Franklin May Morris 15-year-old youth who was fatally injured when struck by a car on the Greensboro Road this Side of Sedgefield while crossing the Highway from a skating rink last night. The Accident occurred at 10 46 and he died in route to he Cirrus memorial Hospital in Yow s ambulance. To suffered from two broken legs lacerations severe injuries to the head and a crushed Chest. He was struck opposite his Home. His parents or. And mrs. Frank Morris operate the Midway service station opposite the scene of the incident. He was one of two sets of twins his family said. According to Highway patrolmen investigating the fatality the youth s body was knocked 90 feet or More. The car was driven by a Young Man who gave his name As Simpson. The Driver stayed near the scene of the fatal Accident for almost an hour but left before investigating officers arrived. Witnesses at the scene said the Driver of the car was from Stoneville. The car was apparently headed from High Point to Greensboro Wien the crash occurred. Young Morris was walking on the right hand Side of the Road patrolmen said. They stated that the Driver of the fatal car would continued on Page two month Battle with the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee. The request provided a new Strain for this tiny country a sorely tested neutrality. H. M. S. Ajax and two other British cruisers forced t Spee into Montevideo after a Day Long running fight off uruguayan shores december 13. The Graf Spee was blown up by her commander four Days later because the uruguayan government which was under diplomatic pressure from Britain refused to let the ship Refuge Here any longer. Limit unknown authorities declined to say How Long a stay is desired for the i Ajax. There was a possibility a i naval commission might he a j pointed As in the Case of the Graf Speed to determine How i Long the British Cruiser might j remain in these Neutral Waters. In the Case of the German i ship this was 72 hours. How a Ever the British legation was reported objecting to naming of s naval commission arguing that the Graf Spee entered Harbor in the heat of Battle while the Ajax did not. Armax request earlier in the Day foreign i minister Alberto Guan disclosed j Uruguay s derision to order the i German merchantman Tacoma to put to sea w Here she would face continued on Page two new England surgeon Majeed head of state Hygiene Board putting an end to speculation Over the delayed Choice for the Cabinet Post vacated by the death last july of Secretary Claude Swanson. Assistant Secretary for More than three years Edison had been Graf acting head of the Navy department for nearly six months. The appointment was announced unexpectedly at tile White House after or. Roosevelt had summoned the acting Navy Secretary there for a conference. It will be submitted formally to the Senate for confirmation after Congress convenes next week. Son of inventor Edison wealthy unassuming son of the famous electrical inventor Thomas a. Edison has supervised the Navy a intensive warship building program As As continued on Page two finnish army puts invaders on run firs Battle looms British reports say Railroad to Murmansk broken by Lynn Heinzerling Helsinki dec. 30�? apr Finland a warriors of the snows today Flung a third red russian army Back onto soviet soil in full route and fac Tel the new year exultant in the strength they have shown to the world. British accounts of the Opi rations at the Start of the second i month of Northern War went so far As to credit finnish a Sui a ride patrols Quot of skiers with cutting russians vital railway from Murmansk to Ijen Ingrad in three places. These dispatches said there were reports of a food shortage in Murmansk As a result of the raids on the railway which is the main Supply line for the invading russians. Sex Nia East other finnish tint Rood Charles Edison a Rhein governor Hoey closes biggest year of term social Security program broadened legislature extend government scope of or. It in dings wave of a flu strikes state forty Bullan Soldier reported killed Lien troop train is smashed former leading woman publisher convicted Detector. A Cdr. Rabl has not Only discover radiations emitted by atoms at Are pitched lower than any there observed but also has deed a method of measuring pm a the prize committee of the relation said. Ithie radio Haage these Waves the committee de red. A lie within the Range of i log but Are Quot too feeble by far detection by even the most sit Ive devices now known in the Columbia investigators overt for the first time that by particle of matter emits a radio Waves and has been a ing them off since the begin in of time in much the same y that Radium constantly emits tides of matter useful in the Ament of cancer and other discs. Business woman who created one of the most successful Magazine publishing enterprises in America was convicted by a Federal jury today of defrauding her advertising clients of about $1,000,000. The president of Tower magazines inc., a Plain looking Stocky Brown haired woman of about 40, set her jaw grimly betraying no emotion As she heard the verdict. Convicted with her on seven counts of mail fraud specifically the issuing of false circulation reports which were the basis for advertising rates were her brother John circulation manager of the company Aud her brother in Law. Joseph e. Flynn business manager. E. Frederick Low comptroller pleaded guilty prior to the trial. Maxx penalty judge Clarence g. Galston set january is for sentencing allow ing the defense until that time to file motions. The maximum penalty on each mail fraud count conviction is five years in prison and it duo Fine or both a possible total for each defendant of 35 years Aud $7,Doo Fine. The company published seven magazines illustrated love illustrated detective Home mystery serenade and two radio publications from 1933 to 1935, when the firm became bankrupt. Tile government contended it charged advertising rates based on a claimed monthly circulation of More than 1,250,000 copies whereas the actual circulation the government said was Between 500,000 and 900,000. Two sets of Rooks Jow the comptroller testified that the company kept two sets of books one for its own information continued on Page two Naples dec. 3c cold wave sweeping Italy was blamed today for the collision of a passenger train and a troop train which resulted in Between 14 and 40 deaths an official announcement said that 14 were killed and 40 injured in the wreck at tile Torre Anunziata station but Rescue workers declared that about 4o bodies had been taken from the wreckage and that 150 persons were injured. A special train loaded with troops had been ordered to proceed to the next station the announcement said when Snow Aud ice prevented operation of a switch i which would have Side tracked i the troop train to Clear the track i for an express. Signal a ii a signal was fixed to show the i track was blocked by the troop train but the express ran through j ploughing into the rear of the special which was just starting. Among the soldiers were Many High ranking officers. Two inches of Snow and intense cold hampered the Rescue work. Automobiles trucks and horse drawn carriages were pressed into service to Uke the injured to the Hospital in Toree Annunziata which is 18 Miles South of Naples. local Man held in manslaughter Case Clyde Church faces charge in Reidsville special to the Enterprise Reidsville dec. 30. Clyde Church. 28-Vear-old White Man of High Point faces a hearing on a charge of manslaughter following the death of mrs. J. H. Mobley who was injured in an automobile Accident in which Church was involved sunday night on the Greensboro Road. Previously Church had been sentenced to 14 months on the roads on charges of Drunken driving reckless Najj careless driving Aud assault. The death of mrs. Mobley prompted judge e. H. Wrenn to Issue an order to return Church to the local court for a hearing on the More St l ions charge. No Date has been set for the hearing. Five other persons were Hurt in the crash. All reported to by in favourable conditions. I Worcester Mas dec. 30. I i pm or. James Watson clinic director at Tho Worcester state Hospital has been appointed do j Rector of the division of mental Hygiene for the state of North my aeolian it was announced Here today by or. William j. Bryan Hospital superintendent. Or. Watson a director of the Demic proportions in some in a american Board of psychiatry and a fellow of the american ollege of surgeons will be responsible for the guidance and execution of a new program of mental Hygiene for North Carolina. Several school reopening held up due to spread of epidemic Raleigh dec. 30.�? up a influenza. Which has reached Epi passenger ship afire Cadiz Spain dec. 81 a a tilt Spanish gun in of Cairo not clo was ordered today to pro Celt a to the Aid of the Spanish passenger liner Cabo san Antonio reported afire in the Atlantic the liner a 12,3110-ton vessel owner by x Barra and company of Seille Spain in due her Jan. 2 from a Argentina with an unknown ii ii Illier of passengers and a cargo of freight. Tile a Alto Sotelo was Al Fernando to Spanish Island off tile West coast of Africa. Reports of the firs alumni the t Aho san Antonio were Gien the Spanish Marine commander Here by an English source. Lions of North Carolina will delay reopening of schools in Asheville Charlotte and Mecklenburg county. Or. Carl v. Reynolds. Stat health officer expressed concern today shout the outbreak. He added however that most cases of the influenza appeared to be a a mild Quot variety. The a mild Quot Type of the disease rarely is fatal he said unless pneumonia develops. He warned persons suffering from Influent or colds to remain in bed. To consult their i bed of Secretary of stat physicians and to take Pecau i state auditor Georg Lions not to catch pneumonia. To Kim arbs reported no estimate is available Here he said As to the total number of influenza cases in the state. J More than 8,000 have been reported. However in the Charlotte area he stated. A so far As i have been Able to determine the disease is mostly around Charlotte and Asheville a the state health officer said. A try Clyde r. Hoey j of Vurnor or North Carolina j written for the att pristed pre Kaleigh. N. �?T., dec. 30. A the third year of this administration is draw ing rapidly to a close. This leaves one More year of this term and then the convening of a new general assets i Bly in 1941 and the inauguration j of a new governor. A review of the activities of the present j year which is now closing will reveal satisfactory Progress i along All lines of governmental in i Deavor and Gratifying achieve a merits in the realm of finance education. Agriculture in hic health and humanitarian service j a your Quot administration i like to recall that in the first meeting with the Council of state held after my inauguration on january 7, 1937, i emphasised the fact that this was not to ire i Quot my administration hut a your Quot administration and this it has i been for every Day of the entire term. Whatever degree of Success that Bas been attained is due in a Large measure to the i intelligence loyalty efficiency i and Fine consecration of the members of the Council of state j who have always manifested the most splendid spirit of co operation. The Council of state is com Aerial Blitzer had not a single air ran Al Day. Soviet bombers Howe tacked other towns Boti to Helsinki and on the i isthmus. Half a Hundred were dumped on Hunko. S Western naval Hase destroy i Hospital and four other Dis 11 and injuring ten patients. V in the capital area was to with three to five civilian de Siporo 30 Miles East of h Al was raided Aud a Little was kill a there were cl1 casualties in raids on Kaki and other isthmus towns. The third Battle in whirl attacking russians were pushed i Back across the Border took place i rear Klimo. About 50 Miles North of Lieska in lower Central Finland. The finnish command charted the course of the russian rout As Southeast past i Riekki. Reds forged Back previously the reds had been to diced Back Points e a. T the ast i and soul hem it of lie Phe finnish i try. A ave Heel ii it Iii soviet i or North Terr Atte Iti it a off Tbs so let a life Nril a army it nand idol rious i in ills la St i ands ice of us. On Rhad Ross s m it of e a tailed on the the Eastern Karel Aln isthmus at Yin inned on Page two turks relate quake horrors republicans politely turn Down dinner bids poll state treasurer Charle Johnson. State superintend Public instruction or. Clyd Erwin with attorney general Harry Mcmullan As Legal adviser i to the Council. I wish to a know i ledge my personal debt of Gratl i i tilde to each member of the j Council of state for the uniform support Given me and tile Splen-1 did service each has rendered the state in his respective office and j As a member of the Council. I j feel a pardonable Pride in the j fact that there have been no an i to agonising and no dissensions Dur i ing our association together. I wish also to express my High appreciation of All other state officials elective and appointive. I and the department or agencies j which they direct. There has j continued on Page 3, Sec. A by Jack Rell Washington. Dec. 30.�? in a Republican congressional leaders received today with Surprise a and some evident suspicions a Roosevelt approved invitation to attend the annual democratic Jackson Day dinner. More or less nonplussed none would say definitely what he would do but All indicated that they feared the invitation was a sort of political Trojan horse and would decline with thanks. House minority Leader Martin of Massachusetts one of those invited apparently sounded the general sentiment when he told reporters Quot i Haven t made up my mind because i am always suspicious of the greeks bearing leaders silent Senate majority loader Mcnary of Oregon and ifs assistant senator Austin of vein ont declined to comment. There appeared How Ever Little likelihood that they would take advantage of the invitations extended by Homer Cummings former attorney general j and chairman of the Jackson Day i committee to be honoured non paying i guests at the 1100-a-plate j dinner Here january 8. Cummings wrote the Trio that it was a a bit unusual to invite republicans to the dinner which always has been a democratic political love feast., but that a these Are unusual a the president is of course aware of this letter and i am authorized to say that he not Only Hopes that you will attend but that his address on that occasion will be strictly non partisan in character Quot Cummings added. Xii Tual Effort Park sign carries warning to dogs As Well As humans Oklahoma City dec. 30 up a the Park boards new sign on the civic Center Lawn looks like tile work of a wag. Those who pass May read a new planting pedestrians Aud dogs keep get that you dogs automobile tag sales far above last year s record Raleigh dec. 30.�? sales of automobile Licens it through yesterday totalled is i8�?z this seemed some republicans Ooi pairs compared with 234.713 at the same Date last year. Motel vehicle offices Here will be open new years Day to accommodate last minute purchasers. Said. To Point to an Effort by the president to demonstrate that he con. On Page two injured refugees pour into Ankara by thousands new shocks Felt Ankara Turkey. Dec. 30.�? to a injured refugees Felt pm quake torn Anatolia streamed into Ankara today by thousands with Stark tales of disaster j wrought by Earth shocks and cold. J new violent shocks occurred for the fourth consecutive Day impeding rescuers but adding i Little damage to wednesdays i havoc in we hich officials reported at least 40,000 were killed to Erz incan province alone. Skenes of horror survivors told with accents of s horror How the earthquake of Early wednesday morning shattered their Homes during a raging blizzard. Many who escaped to the open they said were forced by the cold to seek shelter in what was left of ruined buildings Only to lie killed when further shocks crumbled the structures. Others who fled to tile Fields perished tin re in the bitter cold. With temperatures in some places As Low As 25 to 30 below Zero Tim casualty list continued to swell As Snow Aud quake blocked railways Aud roads kept Rescue worker out of Many districts. Planes drop Koop air planes flew Over the Erz incan area dropping food. Fuel and Lothin to groups huddled in the open. All new years celebrations were cancelled As the nation concentrated upon Relief. The injured brought to the capital were in grave need of surgical attention they included High ranking army officers

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