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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - January 15, 1939, High Point, North Carolina Be a the r Quot Fly lot Jofh a to i Sij l Holt Wanner sunday the High Point Enterprise High Point Industry at High Point ofter Glt wed Opportunity for year around work vol. 55�? no. 15 member associated press High Point n. C., sunday morning january 15. 1959 Complete Nea service Price five cent revision of Relief Structure proposed insurgents drive to within few Miles of Barcelona Anco seeks decisive win civil War Ipoh is have army of 00.000 Airn in action again to government capital endive. France of the Nih Frontier a Jan 14. A n Tush events announced Britt they had reached the Der of Barcelona province were Only 37h Miles from government capital in in drive for a decisive vie if in the Spanish civil War. Francisco fran put an army of 300,000 men action against government a defending the capital barns insurgents we it re so id to have red Barcelona province on Western Holladay through tire of Codon Peak in the a de Queralt. This marked Advance of nearly 13 Miles i e morning for the Northern in of the Central army i he column sent hat k word of i ure of important villages towns in Quick succession ugh out the Day. fail government Conter offensive in j Hwe Stern Spain and in the j Nete sector West of Madrid ared to have failed As dil on. Asides the occupation of co Peak. Insurgents reported 20 Miles to the South their in had captured the walled n of Valls government Ait 12 Miles North of the port Tarragona. Government res denied this. Urgent report said seven i y corps taking part in the push in northeastern Spain seeded up operations oven 0-Mlles front extending from pyrenees mountains East of Orra near Tho French Bor southward through Lerida Tarragona provinces to the Itera Nean. Insurgents said their forces pied the Peak of Cantallops. Beast of Montblanc and Ligating the town of Concha. J Blanch is in Miles North of s. Coties four Miles from Celona province is 12 Miles h of Montblanc. Capture of Vail would put j instil gents w within 45 Miles a country from Barcelona it where the government was irked pressing both men Aud Ben into defense it old and Vong la Spanish citizens Between ase of 17 and 55, including leu. Were drafted into the itary reserves. A government ree authorized the defense is try to use the new reserves Illy service. He government which said forces had effected an or a withdrawal without suing heavy to so reported i entrenching for a Strong id in the Tarragona sector. Civilian population of this Cipal port of Southern Uata a was said to have left sex ing Only Able bodied men nit in m d on i a it Hee b a a a a a a a a a a eign service change de by Staie department Washington Jan. 14.�? it he state department allured today changes in foreign ice. Including Frederik Van Arend of Fairview. North car a american Consul at surs a Java Netherlands indies Ned american Consul at a Czechoslovakia. Floating links in France s Chain of steel a a a f these warships formed the floating links in a Chain of steel thrown around the Island of Corsica during the recent visit there of Premier edouard Daladier of France. The Maneu vers were held As both a gesture of warning to Italy which claims Corsica and a Symbol of the Protection France stands ready to give the corsican. Warns against world wide War in supporting for s defense program hang How area now Quot pacified Quot 4 assistant Secretary of a Louis Johnson say situation is serious f japanese army spokesman said ginner regulars have been routed Shanghai. Jan. 15,�? sunday a a japanese army spokesman reported today the a pacification a of the hang How area after 360 Battles and skirmishes in a year. Hang How capital off he klans province lies about too Miles Southwest of Shanghai. The japanese captured it on Christmas eve. 1937, and chinese a week ago launched a Surprise offensive designed to recapture the City. That japanese said chinese i ocular now had been routed and guerrillas had been dispersed. He asserted the mopping up operations resulted in the killing of 435 chinese and the capture of 425 As Well As a Large number of machine guns rifles and ammunition. Japanese casualties were reported As 98 killed and 300 wounded. Chinese advices reported that the japanese had started an dance from Canton South China Metropolis toward Tsu Gfa. 30 Miles to the Northeast and an offensive in the North directed against Yum Enkow yellow River crossing Between Shansi and Shenski provinces. Verifying chinese reports that Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shekus troops had recaptured Chank Cheng strategic City in Southeast Honan japanese said their planes bombed chinese forces concentrated there. Shangching is 360 Miles airline West of Shanghai Washington Jan. Llu 8p a urging National support for president Roosevelt s defense program Louis Johnson assistant Secretary of War asserted tonight the there was very serious hearing Date changed Washington Jan. 14.-h/p the House interstate Commerce committee will begin hearings on rail Aid legislation Jan. 24. Chairman Lead Calif said today that the Date had been changed from Jan. 17 because of delay in filling vacancies on the committee. Possibility of a Globe sweeping a for several years every other country has recognized the danger of the Johnson told the Washington chapter of the National sojourners in a nationally broadcast address. A the Munich pact merely dramatized and emphasized its the tall what virginian a former National commander of the american legion asserted that a a bully nation set on Conquest always picks its spots and is a always careful to avoid a mix up with an equal or need defense for that reason he said reinforced defences were imperative to make american rights respected. As Well As for bulwarks against actual attack. In support of this argument he produced from War department files German world War records some of which officials said had not been published. The records 4continued on Page a Sec. B two Atlanta schools Given 52,5000.000 for University Center Atlanta Jan. 14�? tfx a Grants totalling i2.500.0u0 to Emory University and Agnes Scott College were announced Here today in behalf of the general education Hoard of new York a Rockefeller endowed foundation. The funds of which $2,000,000 goes to Emory and $500,000 to Agnes Scott Are to be used toward a development of a University Center in Thomas k. Glenn chairman of the Emory University finance committee said the Grants by the general education Board were a step Iii a substantial Progress toward obtaining a total of $6,000,000 for Emory and $1,500,000 for Agnes Scott. A condition imposed by the Board is that the two schools together Complete the total $7,500,000 program. A ,0n Don Jan. 14. I p to minister Chamberlain is pc Ted to t to to chm Iii St rain a Cen Italy it i lid i a ii e aft r to lies Home tomorrow evening i n his no give or take talks j i Premier Mussolini. I his appeared to lie the next i necessary to keep Europe be. Chamberlain apparently red to become an official medi on his three Day visit to be Aud made it Plain that Brit fully backed France against Jan territorial aspirations Tut Chamberlain now has first d information on the italian it of View. In foreign secretain vim oui fax was expected to make an Roach to France for Neotia on the More moderate italian plaints when he meets with a Nch foreign minister George i net at Geneva this week end hey will Ati mid sessions of the i gue of nations Council up Ell-1 monday i a indication that Italy was Onen to negotiation came from the fascist newspaper la Teleg Rafo which is close to italian foreign minister count Galeazzo Ciano. Ii Teleg Rafo said a the fascist government would not be averse to opening new negotiations but that is not completely possible with or without mediators in the atmosphere created by the French government and before negotiating however Italy hoped for an Early insurgent Victory in Spain a something which became a greater possibility today with Generalissimo Franco s armies moving still closer to Tarragona and the government capital Barcelona. An insurgent Victory would give Italy a stronger argument for extracting territorial or other concessions from France. Dalys claims have remained nebulous and unofficial. Talk of a a Justice for Italy s a natural aspirations has been mingled with clamor Over France s High prize Tunisia. Savoy. Corsica and Djibouti. Aside from an attempt to smooth out italian French relations Chamberlain s next diplomatic moves under his appeasement policy were Uncertain. France s bargaining position was mostly recently affected by rioting against French Rule in Syria her Eastern Mediterranean mandate. Three French submarines were ordered to Syria today while the French Mediterranean and Atlantic fleets prepared for extensive War games off africans Northwestern coast. France wants to keep Syria As a military and naval foothold despite 1936 treaties promising Independence to Syria and adjacent Lebanon this year. France has never ratified the treaties. The apparently firm stand Chamberlain took at Rome was regarded Here As evidence that he was encouraged by the hardened United states policy toward dictators and had set his face against continued on Page Sec. Ii Fri agents take alleged robber Glen Alpine Man held in connection till Bank holdups at Fallston Aud Bostic . Jan. I 4 map a a 33-year-old Glen Alpine resident identified by Fri agents As Charles Edwin Whitener was arrested today on charges brought in connection with robberies of the Bank of Fallston and the Bank of Bostic. Federal commis Aloner John p. Mull ordered the Man held in jail in default of $5,000 Bond. Although a resident of Glen Alpine Whitener was an employee of the same Morganton furniture factory As Lewis Childers and Frank Haskins who sheriff Raymond Cline and Federal agents said admitted the $1,100 Fallston robbery december 9 and the $800 Bostic Bank robbery in november. Childers and Haskins Are awaiting trial. Edward Scheldt agent in charge of the Carolinas Fri offices said Childers and Haskins implicated Whitener in the robberies. Scheidt said Whitener was charged with conspiring to commit the crimes. Agents said the Trio planned to Rob a Bank of Taylorsville but the idea never materialized. Both Cline and Scheidt said Whitener who has a wife and two children had served even i year in the Penitentiary on con i Votion of several felony charges. Planes and ships to Parade at fair Washington. Jan. 14.�? a some 119 ships of the Fleet and More than 120 planes will Parade the Navy a might before new York world fair visitor in May and earlier in the Hampton roads. Va., area. The Navy listed the Craft today. Along with a score of ports in the West indies and South America where Blu jackets will stretch their legs Early in March upon conclusion of their Drill in defending the Panama canal. Aboard his flagship the battleship Pennsylvania Admiral Claude c. Bloch will Lead the Armada both to Hampton roads for a visit from april 15 to april 27, and thence to the fair april 30-May 17. Brazilian foreign envoy accepts invitation to discuss with Roosevelt Washington Jan. 14�? up a president Roosevelt has invited or. Oswaldo Aranha brazilian foreign minister to come to Washington next month As the governments guest to discuss a various questions of great importance to the two countries. This was disclosed today by state department official who indicated the conversations would Center on Trade expansion and on Exchange difficulties which have restricted american exports to Brazil where Germany has entered Are intense Trade drive in Lila America. President Roosevelt a invitation was extended to president Gitulio Vargas on january a and was accepted yesterday. Aranha will arrive february 9. Motor trouble May be cause of air crash Pilot a trying to get Back to Milos pity port when plane foil Miles City mont., Jan. 14. Map a motor trouble might have caused a Northwest airlines passenger plane to crash in flames last night killing the four persons aboard investigators theorized tonight after examining the charred wreckage. George e. Gardner operations manager of the Northwest airlines said it we As a a obvious from the evidence the Pilot took off and circled the Field Miles City Airport As if he intended to try to get Back to a High wind was blowing when the plane crashed. A Light Snow mixed with rain was falling. While earlier reports differed As to whether the plane burst into flames before it struck the ground investigators expressed the opinion tonight the fire started when the Lon passenger Lockheed Zephyr transport crashed into the sunday Creek bottomlands two mites West of Miles City. Inquest Coroner Ralph h. Bray of Custer county called an inquest for 7 . . Tonight into the Friday the thirteenth Accident. Clinton m. Hester of Washington administrator for the civil aeronautics authority who personally directed an intensive examination of the wreckage declined to comment on the contradictions of Eye witnesses. Hester said he would not discuss the crash of the St. Paul to Seattle transport until two Caa inspectors from Chicago and air safety Board members from Washington arrived to make the Caa official investigation. Instantly killed when the plane plunged into the Creek Bottom a few minutes after a a Normal Takeoff from the Miles City Airport were a b. Cash Chamberlain of Minneapolis the Pilot Raymond b. Norby of Minneapolis co Pilot Richard s. Zahniser. 52. Billings. Mont., a truck line representative and former Montana state Highway Engineer and mrs. Morgan Morris of Mandan n. D., wife of a Northern Pacific Railroad conductor. In iry consumed the body of mrs. Morris caught in the flaming plane was almost consumed. Coroner Bray reported. Her body was not taken from the wreck until today. One body was hurled too feet Dom the wreck. William p. Schafer an Eye witness. Said he saw a Blaze of Light before the plane fell which he believed to be falling flares. After the Plaue fell behind a Hilltop near his Home two Miles West of the Airport Schafer said there was a second blinding Flash followed by the sound of an explosion. Schafer a tinsmith said he believed the plane exploded when it struck the ground l. H. Bliven Airport manager at Miles City and first to reach the wreck declared he saw a Flash of Light in the overcast sky which he believed indicated the plane exploded in the air. Japs to make Snow covers chinese fight Milch of u. S. their Side seek regulation for scrap Metal Washington Jan. 14.�? put a senator Schwellenbac a was who frequently has been a spokesman for the administration proposed tonight government regulation of All exports of scrap metals in order to conserve National supplies of those vital in War time. The Washington senator said he had drafted a Bill for introduction Munday to require Licensee for such exports. While there was no indication whether his measure had administration bal King it is known that War department officials for some time have been considering a concerted movement to Hoard supplies of secondary metals As a part of the National defense program. In this connection it was Learned that the Bureau of min a already a arranged to establish in the near future a secondary metals Section to a formulate a sound Public licenses now Are required for exports of tin and tin scrap a Metal which this country imports in Large quantities. Some National defense experts have expressed concern too that the present heavy exports might Drain possible military reserves of scrap Iron. The United kingdom which had been taking less than 1,000 tons five years ago jumped purchases to 8 5.000. Italian orders increased front 6.700 to 381,400 and German from about too Long tons to 88,000. Shanghai Jan. 15.�? sunday a to a japanese newspapers Here reported today the japanese a dominated banking reformed government soon would undertake conscription to Force chinese Between the Ages of 17 and to into it military service. Japanese a u t h o r i ties in Khuu Khai declined to comment on the reports. It was understood. However thai the banking government expected to conscript i Akk too chinese this year in japanese occupied territory surrounding the former capital of China. A president chief speaker Robert Mclean to address 15th annual in ,. Newspaper Institute Chapel Hill Jan. 14.fjp a Robert Mclean of Philadelphia publisher of the Philadelphia bulletin and president of the associated press will make the principal address at the 15th annual North Carolina newspaper Institute to be held Here and at Durham thursday Friday and saturday. The Complete program of the Institute was announced today. The Institute will open at Chapel Hill thursday afternoon. R. B. House administrative Dean of the University of North Carolina will make the welcoming address. And Talbot. Patrick of Goldsboro president of the North Carolina fress association will respond. Mclean will speak at the opening session of the Institute. Friday morning the speakers will be w. J. My am Bridge assistant general manager of the associated press who will talk on a looking at facsimile around the Corner a Donald r. Brewster Field director of the Herty foundation Laboratory a making Southern Trees into newsprint stockings. And other things a and Tom Wallace editor of the Louisville ky., times. A discussion on news photos and engravings will be conducted by j. F. Hurley publisher of the Salisbury Post. Friday afternoons speakers will be Weldon James a foreign continued on Page h. Sec. Ii Ohio s new chief clipping payroll Columbus. O., Jan. 14.�? a j the administration of Ohio s new Republican governor. John w. Bricker has fired 1.047 state employees in five Days. It made plans tonight to discharge 500 More next week. Back of the shakeup Lay governor Bricker avowed determination to provide an economical administration without new taxes by eliminating what he termed a a needless waste of Public salary savings made thus far were estimated unofficially at $1.-400,000 a year. There was no estimate of the amount saved by cancellation of orders for materials and supplies placed by the former administration headed by Martin l. Davey Democrat. Department Heads ordered by Bricker to a Cut to the abolished the positions of most of those fired. In heavy fall at least 31 storm deaths reported is sub freezing temperatures hit nation by the associated press deep Winter snows routing false harbingers of Spring i blanketed much of the nation inst Nic lit with the heaviest fall of the 1038-30 season. At least 31 storm deaths were reported As sch Freeling temperatures glazed highways from the Atlantic coast to the Rocky mountains. The fatalities resulted from air plane accidents sledding mis japs heart attacks while shovelling Snow traffic crashes on icy streets and exposure. Four persons lost their lives near Miles City mont., in tile flaming dive of a Northwest airlines plane which exploded during a sleet storm and plunged into a Snow covered Creek j Bottom. Choppers moved in new Madrid mo., the state Highway patrol started to j break up a homeless Ai my of mole than sharecroppers entrenched in Snow and Radii soaked Highway Camps. Author i cities said the sharecropper families ousted from their Homes were a a menace to Public while Winter gripped this i country roaring Bush fires swept across the heat parched state of i Victoria. Australia. Killing at least 6u persons and inflicting i property damage estimated at millions of dollars. Nearly ten inches of Snow two inches More than thanksgiving Day s heavy fall covered j new York and brought out 32,-000 Sli Ovel and sweep workers to keep traffic moving Hund i reds of motorists abandoned their cars at the height of the storm Enro Ute to their suburban heaviest Snow Maryland reported the heaviest snowfall since 1927, with to inches while Wisconsin resident shivered amid nose nipping temperatures once More after enjoying a fortnight of weather 13 degrees above Normal. The far South and traditionally sunny California basked in a ant tropical weather in Dixie a generally fair weather prevailed Over Louisiana. Mississippi Tennessee Alabama. Louisi Ana. George and Florida. Jos Angeles reported the Mercury at 69 degrees. Heavy Snow fell Over Northern new Mexico and isolated several ranches near Las vegas with drifts from five to nine feet deep. Rivers were reported rising near the danger Point in fast Texas and marshes and lowlands were flooded. Detroit spent $45,000 cleaning up its heaviest Snow fall of the season and reported copy than 300 accidents none fatal. New York ski trains bound for the Snow Clad Hills of Vermont and new Hampshire had to add extra cars to accommodate tile week end Rush. Upper new \ Ork state registered Falls ranging up to a foot deep near Buffalo. Colder weather and More Snow or rain was forecast generally for the week end. Single Agency would handle whole works Senate Goinn Pittee in favor of creating new department of Public works Washington Jan. 14.al a a special Senate committee proposing Brostl revision of the Relief Structure recommended tonight that Congress consolidate All Relief Jil Eneis into a Sirlo new department of Public works. The report of the unemployment committee came Senate prepared to take i Side ration of the Relief privation Bill tile House that measure yesterday clipping off $150.ooo.00 the figure recommend president Roosevelt and a n restrictions on spa p. In addition to the eos Tion proposal the Senatt Mitten recommended two major changes earmark spa a Dorati i states. Increase proi4 ration i increase to 33 1-3 be the proportion of Relief r unions required of local i tents. With some sex the committee said or Lions now ranged Down from 22 i per cent the committee urged also that spa allotments he based on j population of the states and the number of unemployed in each state As shown by the 1 937 unemployment census. It proposed that the local contribution to the Relief be fixed a kept in states we income per capita is to the similar National ave approximately one half states which would fail the passed after from d by riling i Tea. Mylda com other is to �?T10 in it is int i \ utter class i of id be p Rice. Spa. Pm a. Creation corp erase St of one third sex re the average is lower than in the the ions re a i cout a port Iona i the and Tho a president again Washington. Jan. I 4.�? up a president Roosevelt today accepted today the honorary presidency of the third pan american Highway Congress which opened thursday at Santiago Chile. Oil billed ii pin a a a. Ii France displays Force for Italy Maneu vers will loin Civie till Mediterranean \ hit of British Fleet Paris. Jan. 14.�? up a France today ordered displays of Force trom one end of the Mediterranean to the other apparently against what the Daladier government considers the aggressive attitude of Italy. The French Atlantic and Mediterranean fleets were ordered to show their strength off africans Northwest coast to Maneu vers which will coincide with the Mediterranean visit of the British Home Fleet on a regular Spring cruise. Three submarines received instructions to proceed to Syria where demands for Freedom from French control have caused rioting. French army and Navy com Manders in chief were told to make Tours of inspection of african colonial fortifications. The government prepared to make a big demonstration Over the launching of the re Bel Ltd a France s first 53 000-ton battleship. At. Brest next tile Day. Foreign minister George Bonnet was to leave for Geneva to Confer with Viscount Halifax British foreign Secretary before attending a league of nations Council meeting beginning monday. Halifax on his Way to Geneva from Rome will inform Bonnet on the a appeasement talks Between British prime minister Chamberlain and Premier Mussolini. Major issues still facing Assembly by Frank h. Til Loreth Kaleigh. N. Jan. 14.�? i governor Hoey a supporters in j the general Assembly showed i their strength this week by successfully jockeying record setting budget Bills through the preliminary stages of committee hearings. After a Brief routine session today. The Assembly adjourned until monday night with the Sale tax and proposed tuition increases at state educational institutions looming As the principal problems to be faced next week. To Date this session which opened january 4, the legislators have not passed a single major Law and have not become involved in a single major argument. Many controversial measures have been submitted however Aud fireworks May be expected when those Bills together with the budget proposals a Are reported out by committees. Administration Force yesterday chalked up their first Victory of the session by obtaining Tenta Tive approval from the joint finance committee of the sales tax and certain other controversial sections of the Revenue Bill. Other sections tentatively accepted by the committee were Tho use. Beverage License income franchise and inheritance taxes. Intangible and gift tax sections will he considered next week. Preliminary approval of the cont in u Anes of the state s general three per cent sales tax however by no Means indicated that the Levy was in for smooth sailing during the remainder of the session. Even if a sales tax Battle fails to materialize in finance committee meetings the Levy is certain to evoke debate on the floors of the Assembly. Already pending before both houses Are Hills to exempt from he tax All foods bought for Home consumption horses mules farm implements costing less than $25. Fishing nets and twine used for fishing nets. Pending before the finance commutes is a Chain store tax Amend ment which would Levy an extra License fee of $1,000 on every store in excess of three which a Chain operates in one town. A proposal by the advisory budget commission to raise the tuition at state supported institutions of higher learning by approximately $50 stirred up a storm of protest among students and some members of the Assembly petitions signed by thousands of students began to pour into Raleigh and John Rankin of Winston Salem senior at the University of North Carolina came Here to lobby against the proposed increases. Opposes boosts although governor Hoey is sex offi Cio head of the advisory budget commission he is understood to oppose the tuition boosts and mile part which the administration will play in the tuition Buttle re in Ai lied in doubt one thing was Cert a Iii however if the budget were thrown out inned on rage a soc. B

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