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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - January 16, 1939, High Point, North Carolina W e a la e r fair tonight and tuesday rain or Snow wednesday Hijji Poi ii Industry at High Point offer g 1-Opportunity for year around wet vol. 55�?no. 16 member associated press High polm n. C., monday i Ter noon january 16, 1939 Complete Nea service Price five cent for asks expansion of social Security last minute bulletins italian anti French. Campaign grows stronger Milot restore Monari Iii London Jan. official Spanish insurgent representative in great Britain hinted today that the Spanish monarchy might he restored if and when insurgents win the civil War. The representative the Duke of Alba said in an interview with the evening news that a there is no solution for Spain without upholding its old Ile foresaw an initial form of dictatorship and a government with a system of guilds in the event of a Victory by Generalissimo Franco. Haters Issi Raleigh Jan. Is up the Davidson Mutual electric corporation a Rural electrification company got a charter today from Thad Eure Secretary of state. The corporation organized tinder statutes Independent of the Rural electrification Laws in the state after failing last week to get immediate approval of its application for a certificate to organize and erect lines with Federal Aid. D. Of. Skeen of Denton and Jih l. Liege and to. M. Hartley Hoth of near Irvington with others subscribed $45 of the $15, authorized capital. The Davie electric Mutual corporation got application papers from Eure to take the same course. Dodd indicted Hanover courthouse la., Jan. Ib.�?11 1�? or. William e. Dodd former United states ambassador to Germany was indicted by a Hanover county grand jury today on a charge of hit and run driving and causing injury to go nos Grimes four year old negro child. Ills trial was set for March second. Furniture Outlook Rosi c hic ago Jan. 16. A cd a president Lawrence in Whiting of the american furniture Mart painted a Rosy picture of business conditions in the furniture Industry at the owning of the second week of the midwinter National Home furnishings exposition. A manufacturers and exhibitors say the buying at this Market is averaging to per cent ahead of the Market a year ago a Whiting said. A some have experienced increases As High As so Lier rent. A a the prospects for the next Quarter in the Industry Are indeed Rosy on a basis of orders Whiting said the entire tone of the Market was different front last july a exposition and was marked by heavier buying somewhat larger volume and steadier prices. A perhaps the most encouraging Factor is the having for immediate delivery a he said. A a tear ago buying was cautious based on future delivery and subject to cancellation. That cautiousness seems to have been replaced by another Factor which the Sellers noted with Delight was the heavier i Iyung for Industrial renters and Large communities. Confessed Kim i Lait in p a sheriff Miles Hulett announced today that a Young Man giving his name As Ernest John mahr of Milwaukee had confessed slaying 18-year-old Ruth Scott at Milwaukee Early this morning during an attempted burglary. Press would Stork is. Storm Bird bearing triple Burden is Victor insurgents avenge hurts with Force future conferences for settlement await outcome of Spanish civil War Rome Jan. apr Italy a anti Kronuch Campaign gained new impetus today with newspaper threats the italians might avenge French a a insults with guns. The press attacks came As Italy made an insurgent Victory in the Spanish civil War the Price for settling her quarrel with France Over colonial influence in the Mediterranean. Newspapers unanimously published defiant protests against a j statement attributed by the Paris newspaper la Ordre to an Anonymous French officer that ten i italian soldiers were hardly enough to fight one retired Frenchman. # Virginio Gayda one of Italy s most responsible editors wrote that French hatred of Italy was Breeding italian hatred of France until a finally the rifles will go j off by themselves Quot after Nam Eblain although the article in la Orde was published last thursday indignation in Italy reached full cry Only after prime minister j Chamberlain s departure from his appeasement visit to Premier i Mussolini. Newspapers published telegrams from Heads of italian organizations of War veterans to edouard it Guyot who signed the article calling him and the unnamed officer he quoted a flow persons Quot and Gayda asking whether a Quot Sui j Idal mania Quot is moving thei French against Italy dec dared that Italy is a always in the line to defend her National Honor Quot even by Italy a determination not to set tie her quarrel with France until the Spanish War ended successfully became apparent with Puhi Ica i i. \ la a 3/ it / ii i f if v j amp of m w Jih Jar a. Y a of up 4 a v a r m i my o or old Doc Stork won a triple Victory Over Jack Frost Iii Lii so when he successfully delivered not Only the expected one hut three babies to sigmoid Pronczak. Fronczak had started for a physician found his cards engine Frozen. While lie fumed rally no. I arrived unassisted. Or. W. E. Block answering a phoned summons found the baby apparently dead. After sinking it to life he discovered mrs. Hail Given birth to two More babies. Or. Block left above holds two of the triplets. At right their father realizing that with two new girls and a boy he now Lias six children holds his fevered brow. Revision of Relief organizations tops senatorial spa discussions lion by the foreign office of an j Inforno Zionc diplomatic Bulie a tin. The bulletin outlined what continued on Page 2 two appointees Given approval Murphy anti Frankfurter pasted on by Senate judiciary committee Gen. Dawes i Chamberlain work Chic ago Jan. 16. A a 1 a a a i who shared the Nobel peace prize w it join a t a ii Cha mix i lain in 1925, predicted today an enduring european peace w o u i i Surg it from palier now in Progress among Brent Britain German. France Ami Italy. He based his belief on exp Rimers drawn from service As vice pre ident of the United state. Run bib ador to the court of St. J a Nim s. I. Dent of la ame ii ran in German reparations and general purchasing agent of the a of. During the world War. La one of his rare Public and Are. S. Prepared Tor delivery before the Chicago \ Ocia Tion of Commerce general Dawe came to the defense of both the Munich pact and it fatties. Prime minister be ill Chamberlain of great Britain whom he called Quot a great anti fearless a european people Are now in he play of a tremendous Force the fear and hatred of War a he Haiti. Quot in the grasp of this Force ire dictators and dictatorial go pint tits As Well a Denio cianic governments and in Tho result of its operation is not eventually an enduring peace in Europe then the world May despair of any civilization hereafter which Quot ill t Washington Jan. 16�? .41 the Senate judiciary committee approved today appointment of Felix Frankfurter to the supreme court and Frank Murphy As attorney general. Thi action sent pies Dent Roosevelt a appointment to the senat floor for expected confirmation Early Thor week. Chairman Ashurst a Ari said Hoth holiness were unanimously approved by the is senators present. Senators King a Utah it Aud Miller dark did not attend the session. Ashurst said the nominations would he reported to the Senate today and then would hold Over until tomorrow at least before action by the chamber. A no haste no hurry always is the Rule of the judiciary committee a the chairman told reporters. The full judiciary committee acted at a closed session after subcommittees had conducted hearings and unanimously approved both appointments. Tokyo would hit american Fleet newspaper Arna against la s. Fortifying Guam and Wake islands Tokyo Jan. 16.-<p the newspaper Kokmin declared editorially today that a the japanese people Are determined to smash the american fleets if the United states intends Quot to get a political foothold in China Quot by fortifying the Guam and Wake islands. The article which caused a sensation in Tokyo demanded to know a the real intentions of the american people in the Western Pacific not those of the president of the state t Washington reports last week listed among proposals for new naval bases the Long demilitarized Island of Guam. 1,500 Miles from Japan and said an air and submarine base there would outflank any japanese Advance to the South or West but would Call for a Basic decision on National policy in View of the resentment Likely to be aroused in Tokyo. Plans have been drawn for improving the Lagoon at Wake Island for surface Craft of tonnage under cruisers the newspaper w High has considerable circulation in military circles said that if the United states wants Only to increase i Trade with China then Japan would assist hut if America seeks to interfere with Japan Schina policy even resorting to arms then Japan must be ready to smash the american Fleet. A this is the View not of the army and Navy but the determination of the japanese people a Kokmin said since it realized such fortification Quot would menace Japan s mandated islands and naturally the japanese Are gravely Senate expected to follow House in cutting president demand 16 a me in Union today end i no in ii 1hington. Tai partisan promo i Relief activity lie works department owed senatorial disco of the $725,000,000 spa Hill. Although no Effort made to write this Sug the appropriation Mea hers were looking a time Only a few wee when they must deed Relief policies in gent the Only argument of appropriation Bill itself w amount to he authorized. Was every indication that ate subcommittee would the Lead of the House in i $150,.oho from the $87 too asked by president rot simultaneously with the subcommittee meeting congressional leaders were called to the White House for their weekly conference on Iris native strategy. Here too Relief was the Paramount subject. The recommendation to consolidate Relief agencies tame during the week end from a special Senate unemployment committee headed by senator Byrnes d., s. Republican committeemen although agreeing with the demo continued on Page 2 to the Distant in future i. Over the was the to. There it a sen follow lifting i.,-Sevelt. Military control under single head is proposed Washington Jan 16.�?�p a proposal to reorganize american military control by placing the army and Navy under a Bingle Cabinet officer was revived i in Congress today in connection with the president s $552,000,000 defense program. A democratic senator who declined to he quoted by name said he was drafting legislation to create a Secretary of National defense several House members also have been advocating such a consolidation. Although similar Bills heretofore have met objections from army and Navy leaders the senator contended the projected strengthening of the military i forces was a propitious time to j make the change. The administration s attitude has not been disclosed. Senate and House committees j were ready to begin a study of i the armament program this week Chiai Man May Day of the i House military committee Dis closed he was considering including in program a system of Quot superhighways Quot across and up and Down the Natton. In addition to being invaluable from a defense standpoint he said these roads should stimulate economic development. A Quot super Highway Quot program was discussed in Congress last year but. No action was taken. President Roosevelt told reporters last week that if Congress decided to authorize it Relief funds might he used for part of the construction. Outlay for the administration defense program plus regular army and Navy appropriations was estimated today As representing 14.6 per cent of prospective Federal expenditures in the next fiscal year. Proponents pointed out that j european countries Are spending far More for armaments than the j administration Here has suggested. The league of nations in its latest armaments yearbook omitted Gei Many who keeps her Mil itary outlay secret hut gave these estimates of arms spending by other Powers tax exemptions being opposed move made to abolish exemptions on government securities Washington Jan. 16.�? i officials offered opposition today to enactment of a Federal statute abolishing tax exemption on government be curl tics a special Senate committee will begin hearings on the subject tomorrow with testimony from Treasury and Justice department officials. John w. Hanes undersecretary of the Treasury will present a statement on the economic advisability of taxing government securities and James w. Morris assistant attorney general will discuss Legal problems. In february witnesses from state Aud other organizations opposing the proposal will be Given a week to testify. Secretary Austin j. Tobin of the conference on state defense an organization of state attorneys general has said the conference favors submission of a constitutional amendment on the question of taxing the income from future issues of securities of states and subdivisions. Lawyers Are divided in their opinion As to whether a constitutional amendment is needed or whether a congressional statute would suffice. President Roosevelt asked Congress last year to enact such a Law Treasury officials estate last june 30 that approximately $65,-000,.non then was of standing in securities either wholly or partly tax exempt of this amount about $50, too too too was held by sources tuber than the Federal government and its agencies. Three problems face Assembly sales lax capital punishment anti tuition boosts will occupy attention Raleigh Jan. 16�?<.p a the ales tax capital punishment and increased College tuition that a what this week s legislative doing will revolve about. The sales tax a a perennial ism a is expected to Bob up again this week in hearings on the Revenue Hill now in the hands of the joint finance committee. The sales tax Levy was tentatively adopted last week by the committee but the fight appeared to be far from settled As a number of a sales tax amendments have already been thrown into the hoppers. The tuition problem is before the joint appropriations committee which is working away on the appropriations Hill. The budget commission recommended tuition increases at every state College except the n. College for negroes. The increases would fill gaps left by reductions in the appropriations for the institutions. The committee is not expected to act on the tuition until after representatives of the University of North aeolian Are heard on january 24. The finance committee is expected to announce its schedule of hearing this week. The appropriations committee this afternoon will hear representative of the Board of charities and Public welfare the state Board of health commission for the Blind the adjutant general and the utilities commission. The appropriations hearings will continue through january 25. The capital punishment Issue is expected to come to the fore tomorrow when a committee hearing on Bills to supplant the Gas chamber with the electric chair will be held. The Gas chamber was substituted for the electric chair by the 1935 legislature. Governor Hoey in his biennial message recommended the return of the electric chair As a More humane Means i of capital punishment i both houses will Start their i weeks work with sessions tonight. To Barcelona Lake another important town along 100-mile front in civil War henday France fat the Spanish Frontier Jan. 16.�? apr the Spanish insurgent command today reported capture of Vercera Iii a Swift drive toward Barcelona along the Center of Generalissimo Francisco Franco s 100-mile front in Catalonia. Cervera an important town of 4.000 inhabitants lies within 50 Miles directly West of the government capital on the Highway from Lerida. Roads connecting the Lerida Barcelona Highway with government territory to the North and South join at Cervera. La id is Kef Franco s Central catalonian column Laid siege to the town yesterday. His commanders reported that government defences smashed this morning Clearing the Way for a new eastward thrust to the next immediate objective Igualada about 29 Miles nearer Barcelona. The insurgents lower catalonian forces which had captured Tarragona at the coast and pushed into Barcelona province Inland at Bel Prat were reported veering North toward Igualada to Combine with the Central column for a mass drive on Barcelona. Jubilant insurgent army columns installed themselves in positions East of strategic Tarragona for a new attack against a secret defense line barring their Way to Barcelona and the possible end of the Spanish civil War. Loher the capture yesterday of Tarragona second City of Catalonia put insurgent Advance guards within 56 Miles along the Mediterranean coast from the government capital and within 37 Miles of Barcelona along the Interior front. Reports reaching the Frontier said insurgent Field commanders know there is a second government defense line Between Tarragona and Barcelona although they Lack exact information about its precise location Aud strength. The Barcelona administration indicated its Confidence in the defences by announcing that its militiamen had withdrawn from Tarragona to a prepared positions situated East of the Falls Tarra Gona military observers calculated that the line probably would he located in mountainous areas Between Vendrell Aud Igualada a the almost unhindered Advance of insurgent Generalissimo Francisco Franco columns into ancient Tarragona followed three Days of consistent gains in the catalonian Campaign that started december 23. N. State put on a a fight Mam 9 9 m a i raining list Washington Jan. If a up a the civil aeronautics authority put file More schools today on Hie list of institutions which xviii undertake immediately tile first phases of a program Intel Jed eventually to give f i Iglus training to 20,000 school and College students each year. Tile five were Hie universities of Michigan. North Carolina state and Kansas and Kan Jose state College and Pomona Junior College in Cali Ofrinia. A it ii eight previously named the schools xviii select an aggregate of Ajo students for training using kl00,000 of National youth administration funds. The Caa game the institutions Hocking details of Hie initial phase of the plan. A nominal Laboratory fee xviii in charged to insure a whole heart re indent Arm flight surgeons xxx 111 give free examinations after school physicians have conducted preliminary a vending out tests. British boat reported sunk in arabian Ocean London Jan. 16.�? a5 a a message from Lloyd Bombay agent indicated today that the 637-ton British freighter Cambay had sunk in the arabian sea with a loss of 14 lives. The Camay sailed Jan. 8 from Karachi for Calicut both Indian port and a three Days overdue. The Steamer Macilwraith reported it had sighted a capsized Lifeboat of the Cambay a body floating in a life jacket and scattered cargo about 200 mile off Bombay. Snow Falls Over most of state recorded i the via from Asheville l o Elizabeth City Raleigh Jan. 16�?-cp Snow blanketed most of North Carolina today except on the coast where it rained. Weatherman Lee a. Denson said the Snow was recorded All the Way from Asheville in the Mountain to Elizabeth City and Norfolk. A. The airways weather station Here reported scheduled flights were being maintained in this area but that flying at most stations North of Raleigh was by instruments As Snow was continuing. Around two inches of White Mantle covered the ground and roofs Here this morning when the fall stopped but it quickly melted from pavements and streets. A Low temperature downtown of 31 degrees was listed by the weather Bureau while the airways station five Miles out in the country recorded 29.8 degrees. Elizabeth City reported heavy Snow falling Thi morning. Fayetteville got two inches during the night hut like St Raleigh the Sun was shining this morning. Charlotte had its first Snow of the Winter to cover housetops hut it melted quickly from t h e streets. Winston Salem had half an Inch last night. Rocky mount had four inches of Snow and the fall was continuing at la of clock. Hatteras reported 1.39 inches of rain and the storm which brought the Snow entered off that Point this morning. Denson said. The Weatherman forecast fair weather tonight and tomorrow with not much change in temperature probably followed by rain or Snow and colder weather wednesday if very cold weather now prevailing in the North Central portion follows the expected course and moves Southeast. Warns against untried Means of giving Aid alls for earlier old Glt benefits and Exten ii of i employment Protection Washington Jan. 16. Apr president Roosevelt recommended to Congress it Day wide expansion of the is Cial Security act and warn at the same time against a stun intr to untried and demonstrably unsound the expansion program he called for included beginning age insurance benefits sooner an1 liberalizing them in the Early years affording greater Protection to dependent children sex Tondini unemployment and old age Protection As rapidly As possible to it Quot All of our people Quot and increasing in some instances Federal Grants in Aid to states. He also proposed that state receiving Federal Aid he require to Institute Merit systems for till i personnel of agencies handle in social Security funds. I Thi sold in Lunt idles Quot i cannot too strongly urge the i w Wisdom of building upon the Prim Caples contained in the present so Cial Security aet in affording Grea protecting to our the i president said Quot rather than turn Ling to untried and demonstrably i unsound his message made no dire i refer Nee. However to old Ai pension proposals. The president emphasized to desirability of affording great j old age Security. He described j sound n Quot two fold approach re j unamended by the social Security Hoard on this Point. Quot one Way Quot he said Quot is to height the payment of monthly it Inge insurance benefits sooner a j to liberalize the benefits to Bol paid in Early years. Quot the other Way is to make pro a portion Tely larger Federal Grai in Aid to those states with limit i fiscal capacities so that they m i provide More adequate a Sistar to those in need. This result c i and should be accomplished such a Way As to involve Little j any additional Cost to the Fedei i government. Such a method e i bodies a principle that May w i be applied to other feet 1 Grants in Aid a a As Aid til children the president also dese j sound two approaches recon i mended by the Hoard for great Laid to dependent children. Quot one Way a he said a is to e i tend our Federal old age i Surau system so As to provide regular monthly benefits not Only to the continued on Pagi 2 High school girl killed by axe murderer today Richberg seeks to keep Sec from obtaining and publishing Bank affairs Washington Jan. 16�? p a attorney Donald r. Rich Berg announced today the filing of a suit in Federal District court Here to prevent the securities commis i Siou from obtaining and publish ing information concerning the affairs of the Bank of America big West coast Branch Hanking Bain. Rich Berg former Kra Adrain a Istratov told of his request for an injunction at the beginning of j All Sec heal ing to determine whether Stock of trans Anterica corporation 1100.090.000 investment company should be suspended from trading on exchanges j in new York los Angeles Aud a a Francisco Milwaukee. Jail. 16 up a Ruth Scott 16-year-old High school student was killed with an axe Early today by an intruder who broke into her Home Aud slew her after tying her arms together and partially stripping her of clothing. The girls body arms bound above her head a found in a bedroom after her widowed Mother mrs. James Scott 57, fought off an attempted attack by the Man and aroused tenants living in the upstairs Section of their Home. In. Scott received a severe Gash on the head As she battled with the Man in the dark after he invaded her bedroom. Or. Scott who is Izard of hearing woke up and saw the shadowy figure of a Man standing in her bedroom a hand axe in one of his hands and a Butcher knife in the other she told authorities. He struck mrs. Scott on the head As she struggled with him and then one of the passes he made with the knife hit her right hand washing it. The woman broke away and ran into the Kitchen where so tinned on the Light and saw the body of Lier daughter lying on a bloodstained bed in the room adjoining. Ruth had been struck on the head several times with the hand axe. She was lying far upward her arms tied above her head to the Back of the bed. Detective lieutenant James o Gorman said the girl had not been criminally assaulted although her clothes Hud been torn. The axe wielder who left his weapon behind escaped when mrs. Scott fled upstairs to Call for help. He had gained entry to the Scott Home about 4 a. In. By forcing a bathroom window of Gorman said. Of Gorman said two men had been acquainted w it ii the family were timing sought for questioning. Mrs. Scott told police she had no idea As to the identity of the assailant. He did not utter a word while she struggled with him she said. Flashes of Lite by associated Preti energise Philadelphia a fire Cap Tain Francis Hobson and his men answering an alarm from a to building had to walk up to the eighth floor Bee aus the a Levator weren to running. Puffing and weary from carrying hand chemical extinguishers j the firemen arrived at the seen Only to find the store s sprint ing system already had put on i the flames. Of All times Ali Futon i High school teachers did t hear their safety talk. The speaker from tile state Highway department Tele i phoned head been held up on i Iii Road by an automobile i Accident. W asted Zea i Missoula. Mont a a a veterans desperate attempt to qualify himself for a civilian con set ration corps Post brought ouly bitter disappointment. The Veteran name undisclosed pawned his false Teeth to buy food to strengthen ids body for the physical examination. Then i was rejected because of Lack it Teeth. A a a a virginians won t sing German Praise cd \ Rio t Tes i i be va., Jan. 16�?t/pi�?professor h. R. Pratt director of the University of Virginia glee club said today members of the glee club had refused to sing Praise to Quot German masters Quot even though set to Wagner s immortal music. Prof. Pratt said Mem Bels of the club demanded a revision of the wording of a line of the final to the wagnerian opera die meistersinger before they would agree to sing it with the Virginia symphony orchestra in a joint concert at Cabell Hall tomorrow night. The line objected to translated reads a Honor your German Mas and the score require All 80 voiles to sing it in Crescendo. The club director said he had rewritten the line to read Quot hour your master

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