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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - February 19, 1939, High Point, North Carolina Eather a artly Cloudy nit ii possible shown in mountains. The High Point Enterprise High Point Industry at High Point offers Good Opportunity for year around work vol. 55 no. 50 member associated press High Point n. C., sunday Mohning february 19, 1939 Complete Nea service Price five cents administration to Back recovery drive loyalists ready to negotiate for peace in Spanish. War o reprisals condition to id conflict Ranee and Britain used to handle Nemjo Jai Ion w till Franco Kis feb. 18.�? apr Nish government officials tonight that the Madrid Ern ment had authorized Nee and great Britain to opiate its surrender to the Ion lists on the sole Condi that there would lie no reds against former govern to fighters and Sam Pattiz Bose officials closely Ridenti with Spanish government Idem Manuel Azana said loll and British re Rosenta at Burgos had been instruct of present to Generalissimo jobs government the offer for in the two and one half civil War. French government acting ugh a special envoy at Bur ought quickly settlement of ear and repudiation of about 000 civilians and soldiers now gees in France. R Robert m. Hodgdon British t in nationalist Spain arrived Jean de Luz a tonight from of the nationalist capital Wing a reported conference nationalist officials on the in rent s proposition r Robert talked at length with finalist foreign minister to Francis o Gomez Jot a at of before leaving for the cd Border Tow to to Confer with Enta Tives of his government. W i la no i know v Hether he bore Francois an was not known but it was stood he conferred immedi with the British foreign of in London by Telephone. Metals of the French foreign e said France and Britain had med the nationalists that diet Otna tic recognition of Ico s gov i Ament would now contingent on granting Assur a to the Spanish Republican rement against reprisals. Colin to a cues soul attempt after the of Bai Iona to arrange peace in Spanish conflict. In difference now seemed to int Frame and Britain were log the Madrid governments condition for surrender on own account. Anish government officials declare d Azana was ready to n to Spain of an Accord were Hie and his presence was Necy to carry it out. In o offer w As made High Alana by foreign minis Lulio Alvarez Del Yayo who Ned to Madrid today. Was believed Alvarez Del 8 Long conversation Here with cd foreign minister Georges let convinced Spanish govern officials who now hold Only ourth of Spain that no help d he forthcoming for further lug from either France or tin. Wow Ekie granting of the govern s wishes for assurances from co of no reprisals appeared in the answer to the whole ton of whether peace was int in Spain. Evious government conditions Franco dismiss foreign sol from the country and set up rime free of foreign influence ared to have been satisfied ugh the nationalist assurances 1 it a i ii. Varez Dei Yayo previously attempted to convince Azana he should return to the fight close up of loyalist last stand France City of Madrid now shelled by rebels besieged since october 119.36, Fronco says on million insurgent troops will March on this key City. City of Valencia loyalist capital target for insurgent bombs City of Cartagena base for loyalist Fleet this port controls imports to loyalist area. Mediterranean sea Kern it Tutt intr m Africa i nationalist loyalist an area approximately the size of the state of Virginia some 42,000 Square Miles remains to the loyalists As civil War in Spain nears Climax. On above map loyalist territory divided into la provinces designated in bold Type is shown by straight line shading. Insurgent general Franco announces he will follow bombing of Madrid with mass March on the City. Meanwhile loyalist Fleet massed at Cartagena to protect Madrid Valencia Alicante zone plans to Challenge insurgent control of the sea. President May curtail cruise As new crisis heightens in Europe i Anis that America ready to Ward of a ugly truculent be of autocracy by d. Harold Oliver key West fla., feb. 18.�? apr president Roosevelt concerned Over a possible new International crisis sailed for the Panama anal Fleet Man Quot covers today after warning the world anew that the americas were determined to Ward off the a ugly truculent be of autocracy. A official reports reaching Bim of possible new territorial demands backed by threats of aggression caused the president to intimate before embarking thai he May have to Cut Short his journey and return to Washington by fore the scheduled March 4 Date. At a press conference after lunching at a civilian conservation corps Camp Ai West Summerlin key or. Roosevelt said information continued to be received that the International situation was disturbing. Not in detail thin information was not disclosed in detail but it was understood to relate to possible renewed demands from totalitarian countries. The demands it was said were Likely to be pushed through use of fear of aggression instead of through Normal diplomatic channels. The president reached Here from Florida City after a color tinned on Page 2, Sec. A continued on Pam 2, Sec. A King opposes Douglas pick i Tab senator claim securities commission chairman not Westerner Washington. Feb. 18.�?gp a senator King i Utah asserted today that William o. Do Tig a Las qualify As a a a westerners and hence would not fill the demand by Western senators for selection of some one from their action for the supreme court. King took cognizance of reports on Capitol Hill that Douglas chairman of the securities and Exchange commission is High on president Roosevelt a list of possible successors to Justice Louis d. Brandeis retired. Some Western senators were said to have been sounded out about Douglas acceptability. Western senators Are anxious to get a Westerner on the Bench contending their part of the country has been unrepresented since retirement of justices Sutherland Aud Yan Levant or. A a i m certainly not for Douglas a King said. Quot he is not a Westerner. My candidate is judge Harold m. Stephens who i think is the Best equipped Man in the United states for the Stephens native of Utah now is a Justice of the United states circuit court of appeals for the District of Columbia France moves to defense of Africa land Tunisia and Djibouti strengthened As italian troops concentrate Paris feb. 18.�? apr France strengthened her Empire Lefen ses in Africa and put them 3ti the Alert tonight following reports of italian troop concentrations near the Borders of two fascist coveted French territories in Tunisia. French protectorate. Troops were held in Barracks and air planes were made ready for immediate flight in Case of trouble. Submarine patrols surveyed the tunisian coast and important troop reinforcements had been sent to the Central stretches of Tunisia Frontier with italian Libya. Ship arms heavy artillery reinforcements were shipped aboard the liner Che Monceaux from Marseille to Djibouti French colonial seaport on the Gulf of Aden and one object of the clamor for concessions aroused by the italian press and Public. French authorities began recruiting natives in Djibouti to match italian forces along the Border of French Somaliland italian forces along the Frontier were reported to number 15,000. Italian Ethiopia and Eritrea Border French Somaliland. Meanwhile As a preparedness test on France s Frontier with Germany Moselle department was ordered in a Quot state of alerts for 36 hours beginning next wednesday. Garrisons establish old French troops established garrisons in a strategic 12�?T% mile strip of coastal territory Between French Somaliland and italian Eritrea retaking an area once ceded to Italy. France Ako was reported to have sent reinforcements from Tunis to the Border Between italian Libya and French Tun fascist tumult for fulfilment of Italy a Quot natural aspirations a has entered since last november 30 in Clamour for Tunisia and Djibouti capital of French Somaliland. Recent dispatches from Djibouti Gulf of Aden port and coastal terminus of the Railroad from Addis Ababa italian Ethiopia have said French military authorities there have reports of italian troop concentrations Northwest and South of the territory. Total French strength there la 6.000 troops including 2.500 senegalese soldiers sent to Somaliland last january after the territorial Issue with Italy had developed. Italians Are known to have 60.000 troops in Libya against about 35,000 French soldiers in Tunisia. Military expert however. Rate Tunisia a defences As Strong enough to repel Attar k by forces numerically much larger. Junior Kennedy he gets around it a Jar in in a a it a i ambassador s son at Large is j husky Joseph Kennedy. Jr., son of u. S. Ambassador to great Britain. Young Kennedy Pic i tured with Arm in Sling during i skiing Holiday at St. Montz Switzerland bobbed up in i Spain s Shell torn Madrid when his father returned to Europe from u. S. Vacation. U. S. Cardinals land in Italy. S. Planes not equal to German makes Ash Langton. Feb. 18.�? i closure that a French Alt in considered Only two am i warplanes equal to s Milar ail ships brought comment War department sources to that this government has and faster planes than he French saw. ? French attitude was Dis i when the Senate military it tee made Public the Sec Vest gation of the French ase of too Douglas ugh is of a new Model built try in an army Eom Peti his Spring. S record of testimony taken by 27 and 28 revealed that Ary of the Treasury Mer by told the committee that French after looking ove1 Field reported they found two models that Quot could up in the air one second St German planes. Ier d closures from this Tony were general Malin Craig army of staff testified that Tho As i get bomber of which i Tench purchased too. And to Pursuit plane which i they were not permitted to see. Quot Are still valuable military secrets of we Are to Lead in the 2. Craig while noting that the Sale of the Douglas bomber came m Quot a Little different classification. Endorsed in general president Roosevelt a policy in Selling american military planes abroad. 3. Craig told the committee that starting from scratch manufacturers could not produce More than 40 planes of a new Model Iii 12 months and added that 18 months would be required to turn out 300 bombers. 4. Secretary of War Wooding in a heated Exchange with Secretary Morgenthau before the committee asserted that the French could not obtain delivery on 1,000 planes before july i. As they first proposed. Louis Johnson assistant Secretary of War said today Tow Ever that the final French or Der Tor 515 american planes Only one of which was of the latest Type available to the army would not Quot in any Way delay the construction of 3,000 new planes for the army under the administrations proposed rearmament program. In other War department quarters it was pointed out that the French had not seen the army a experimental xp-38 fighter which attained speeds in excess of 400 Miles an hour in a dash across the country. From other sources there were hints that the army has in the process of manufacture a bomber considered to lie much More effective than the Douglas ship on the other Side of the Capitol six members of the House naval affairs comm tree adopted a minority report on the $53.-800,000 naval air base Bill which was approved by the full committee yesterday. The minority report foreshadowing a Sharp floor fight when the legislation comes up in it House tuesday criticized Only the proposal to improve plane Landing facilities and the Harbor at the tiny Pacific Island of Guam. The proposed construction continued on Pago 2, Sec. A Haman reserves quietly called up London. Feb. 18.� a reliable foreign circles said tonight that Italy quietly had called up 150.o0o reservists while her anti French press Campaign gathered momentum. This partial peacetime mobilization. It was said would continue with a total of 300,000 reservists scheduled to be called up Quot by the it was pointed out that Italy officially announced january 25 that 60,000 were being called up. Authoritative British sources said the foreign office was Well aware that there was considerable military movement in Italy and was trying to ascertain just How far notch movement was the Earl of Perth British ambassador to Rome was understood to have inquired twice this week about italian reinforcement of her lib it an Garrison. Asheboro woman seriously Hurt Asheboro feb. 18�? Ltd a miss Pauline Mcneal 25, was hit by an automobile and seriously injured tonight while she was walking along a Highway two Miles it Outh of Here. She suffered a fractured Skull and other injuries. Hospital attendants said her condition was critical. Deputy sheriff Ben Morgan said the car was driven by David Kearns of Asheboro. The Accident the officer said appeared unavoidable. First americans to dross Atlantic to note on new Pope by Charles h. Upahl Naples. Feb. 18.�? up a Dennis Cardinal Dougherty of Philadelphia and George Cardinal Mundelein of Chicago landed tonight in Italy making Church history As the first american cardinals to Cross the Atlantic in time to Aid in the election of a new Pope. The Dean of american cardinals William Cardinal of Connell of Boston is in route to Italy for the election conclave they arrived on the liner Rex which docked at 5 30 p. M. 11 30 a. In. A s. To Atid dined aboard before disembarking to entrain for Rome. Cardinal Dougherty the Only one of the two princes of Hie Church to speak on the vessel s arrival said Quot i come to Daly with sorrow for the death of the Pope whom the Church mourns a at the same time. I come Here with Joy because of my great love for Italy. I feel Italy to be my second country. In fact i am a Mezzo italia nov a group of t la i inns around his Eminence laughed with appreciation at the Cardinal s use of the italian words which mean half italian. The two cardinals were met by american Consul general Thomas Bowman and the consulate staff and Cardinal Dougherty expressed his pleasure at Quot the attention paid by representatives of the United states. He remarked that he and Cardinal Mundelein who was welcomed by United states ambassador William Phillips on a visit last november to Italy were the first Catholic Church dignitaries to j Zeive Quot such both cardinals before leaving the Rex received the homage of Crown Prince Umberto transmitted by an aide de Camp. Moke jobs killed Washington feb. 18.-�? pm Secretary of labor Perkins reported today the number of jobs filled through the u. S. Employment service increased 4 6 per cent in january compared with the same month of 1938. Rome ready Hove soldiers Quot anywhere Quot Rome warns of a com Mon interests of Italy and Spain a Rome feb. 18.�? apr a warning that italian troops in Spain would go to Minorca or anywhere else a the common interests of Italy and Spain de Mandy was published today by the italian foreign affairs review Kela Ioni internationale. Reports have been published abroad that France might counter any italian occupation of Minorca with a military move against Spanish Morocco. Warning diplomatic circles interpreted the review s article As a warning Italy might move against Minorca if Britain and France were to make any military move to draw nationalist Generalissimo Franco out of Premier Mussolin a orbit. Minorca one of the Balearic islands lying athwart Frances colonial communication lines was occupied by Spanish nationalist troops feb. 8. Britain Lent her Good offices in arranging the occupation to make sure that none of Francois italian allies should participate. Rel Zioni late Nazionale said that if Britain and France should. Bange from their present a Flat i Teryy of Generalissimo Franco to threats against Spanish Morocco a a crisis would needless to a it a Quot it is useless to ask As some i do abroad whether italian vol Untera will be withdrawn or j whether they will remain in Mal Lores or go to the review a eth France i where the common interest of i Italy and Spain . Dispatches to italian newspapers recently have attributed the j Spanish governments surrender i of Minorca to the work of italian aviation. They said italian i planes operating from Mallorca. I bombed Quot bolshevism Headquarters on the Island and protected the Landing of Spanish nationalist troops. Minorca was bombed while i the British Cruiser Devonshire was there with a Franco agent abroad arranging the Island s surrender Golden Gate fair officially opens san Francisco feb. 18.--i Tho amplified voices of president Roosevelt and governor Colbert l. Olson Rose above the Din of treasure Island construction work today to formally open the $50,000,000 Golden Gate exposition to a constantly swelling flood of visitors. Ferry bots and automobiles began pouring customers onto the architecturally bejewelled 400-acre, Man made Island even before an army of All night workers finished snatching up the More noticeable piles of litter in the gorgeous courts the picturesque streets and the exhibit palaces. Speaking from key West fla., the president termed the exposition an a a instrument of International Good will and described the san Francisco Bay Island As a an outstanding example of territorial expansion with governor Olson welcomed the world to the exposition with the Hope that it would Quot Cement those ties of human brotherhood Between the Peoples of the different nations which must be relied upon for world gives mental Alibi for theft said. Y will thinks to whore general it necessary and a it must have been a combination of mental and physical distress Over a Long that a the Way Ellen Bennett University graduate in dental Hygiene pictured in custody a Chicago explained her theft of an automobile for use in a robbery. Germany tries to Pep Trade British Trade and Industrial leaders to v Isit Berlin Berlin feb. 18�? a determined to bolster sagging exports under Chancellor Hitler Reich Stag admonition of Quot Export or die a Germany looked tonight to visits of British Trade and Industrial leaders to promote an understanding for stimulating Commerce. January Trade figures showing a 12 per cent drop in German exports from the december total Aud a 13 per cent decrease in imports gave an impetus to the German desire to talk business with the British on Trade Between the two countries and to avoid Competition in other markets. The figures issued today showed an increase Over december of 31,038.000 Marks about $12,-100,000 in the Adverse balance of imports Over exports. The British visitors expected Here include 1. Oliver Stanley a member of the Cabinet As president of the Board of Trade and r. S. Hudson Secretary for overseas Trade due Early in March 2. Frank t. A. Ashton Walkin. Head of the economics department of the foreign office due monday in Berlin. 3. A delegation form the federation of British industries arriving March 15 in Germany. Germans attached the most importance to the talks of the latter Mission with the German Reichs Gruppe industries each group representing private Industry in its own country. The visit of Ashton Gwatkin. Who was associated with the Blindman Mission in Czechoslovakia during the crisis last fall Over the sudetenland was declared to be strictly private. It was believed in London however that he would Lay the groundwork for Stanley Aud Hudson. Joint program is lauded by industrialists Hopkins supervised setup hint has approval if president Roosevelt by Henry Paynter copyright. 1939, by associated press new York Fob. 18.�?tax revision a new Deal for railroads and utilities and an it ver hauling of labor policies ars Basic elements of a joint business administration program designed to firing lasting recovery some Industrial leaders said today. I Secretary of Commerce Harry l. Hopkins under whose supervision the plan has been elaborated in secret conferences with big business leaders during the past two months is expected to i pronounce the Benediction of the new Deal upon the program in a speech at Des Moines la., during the coming week they said. Hopkins has represented to some big business leaders they said that the Quot drive to bring recovery will have the support of president Roosevelt. I i Ain Points the main Points of the Quot drive Quot As outlined by financial leaders Here Are understood to include 1. Broad revision of the Federal tax Laws and Basic modification of the securities and Exchange commission s policies All in the primary Hope of Quot breaking the log Jam of capital resources Quot and getting the nation s wealth moving through equity markets into business expansion. They pointed out that although president Roosevelt said yesterday that he did not plan to introduce new taxes that his remarks did not preclude i a move originating with business i itself through Congress 2. A Long term program for private electric Utility Extension including an administration Promise to limit future Competition with private Industry in the Hope of immediately launching huge Utility spending to Quot get heavy Industry moving a 3. A permanent solution of the railroads problems in a Broad new Quot transportation act a in which the future of rails High j Way traffic and water transport will be amb ably correlated Iii the Hope of getting a Tho nations turn a Ber one spender on the 4. Now Law and Federal poll i Des relating to Coal and other a i sic Mineral industries worked out jointly by executives labor and government experts to a eliminate disease spots in the National Economy. 5. A major Effort to end factional labor disputes modification of National labor Board procedure but without Basic change in the principles of the Wagner act tempering of the Walsh Healy act to help solve some Small factory problems. I not com prom ims the program in general they said was designed not to Compromise any of the essential a Reform Quot policies of the Quot new Deal Quot hut to Quot consolidate Quot these changes in order to put Quot drive Quot into the business picture especially in the capital Field. Some Quot new dealers Quot have charged that there was a Quot strike of capital industrialists conceding that the worlds greatest accumulation of capital resources is stagnant have contended that capital was not being invested because investors were Uncertain of the future. The program they said is designed to remove a Large part of that uncertainty. Some of the Best known figures in heavy Industry Utility and finance Fields said today that they would predict that of the program Gam through on lines disclosed to them and if president Roosevelt gives the program his spoken sup port that a substantial recovery would follow. The length of such a recovery i they said would depend upon Tbs i continued on Page 2, Sec. A liquor and budget faces legislature Lotta dimes Washington feb. 18.�? up a More than $200,000, mostly in dimes has been received at the White House in contributions to the National Campaign to curb infantile paralysis. I last years total was $57,000. By Krank b. Gilbreth Raleigh. Feb. 18.�? pm liquor and the budget two Battle scarred veterans of countless legislative wars were on the firing line this week As North Carolinas general Assembly reached the Quot crucial Quot stage of its biennial session. Some sources were of the opinion that the two veterans would Eland their ground together. They said that additional liquor taxes i would be levied to balance the i propose 1939-41 budget now Busso too in the red and that the importance of a balanced budget would be used by the wets As a principal argument against a Bill to prohibit liquor. Within the next two weeks the die May be cast which will determine whether the state government is to continue the policy of expanding us services or whether those services Are to be a a levelled one course would mean an end a at least a temporary end to Ever increasing budgets to record setting Aud spending pro Grams. The other course would mean lower taxes but fewer improvements to the Public school system and to other state institutions and departments. Tile Job of balancing the budget has been Given to a subcommittee composed of members of the joint finance and appropriations committees. The sub group must either rally taxes or lower appropriations or do both to bring the Revenue Bill into balance with the appropriations measure. At present the Revenue Bill would collect during the next biennium approximately $1,650,-000 less than the $154,514,899 recommended by the advisory budget commission. The appropriations Bill Calls for state spending of $180,116 More than the recommended figure. The sub committee met in secret cession yesterday and last night and will Confer monday with a. J. Maxwell commissioner of Revenue and r. J. Deyton. Assistant director of the budget. It wag reported reliably that Many of the sub committeemen looked More favourably on raising taxes than on cutting appropriations and that liquor levies might yet be boosted to help bring the budget into balance. The advisory budget commission recommended that the tax on liquor sold in the states 27 counties be raised from seven to to per cent which would net approximately $500,000 in new revenues during the biennium. This recommendation was voted Down in the finance committee. If the tax is raised some sort of a Compromise May he worked out to safeguard profits of the smaller wet counties which claimed that additional levies might Force them out of the liquor business reliable sources said. The perennial liquor fireworks were touched off monday night when four senators introduced a Bill allowing the state Abc Board to sell liquor Quot mail order Quot Faeh continued on fag1 2, Hee. A v 4

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