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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - January 17, 1940, High Point, North Carolina Terrific blast rocks Dupont powder Plant we a i her mostly Cloudy colder tonight and thursday. The High Point Enterprise vol. 56�?no. 17 member associated pres ii High Point n. Wednesday afternoon january 17, 1910 Complete Nea service High Point the Center of diversified manufacturing enterprises Price five cent finns pushing to another big Victory a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a �~$1,500,000 earmarked for housing plan authority Here is informed by Carl t. Durham indications re efforts w ill re made to increase earmarking to Tho millions the United states housing authority has earmarked $1,-500,000 for the High Point housing authority set up by the City Council to handle a Low Cost housing project Here. Today confirmation of the congressman s wire reached dish Point in a letter from administrator Nathan Straus of Tho Tara. Or. Straus advised that the allocation of $ 1,600,000 was tentative and the follow through would depend upon the formal application and the apparent feasibility of the project As developed Here. A from the preliminary reports of our representatives we believe that no insurmountable difficulties will be encountered a or. Straus wrote. A if your application discloses that your projects would be feasible and sound we will proceed to approve it and recommend it to the president for his the information was received in a Telegram to chairman Capus Waynock of the local authority from congressman Carl t. Durham. Or. Durham wired As Fol lows a housing authority has a proved and eat marked High Point housing project in the amount of $1,500,000.&Quot the informal request made to the usha by the local authority was for an earmarking of $2.- 000,000. Unless the allocation can he increased through repro a nations to Washington the local undertaking will he limited to a total expenditure of $1,650.-000. Counting the ten per cent contribution which the local authority must raise outside of Federal funds. The High Point housing au-1 asked for $2,000,000. Be that the undertaking seek to Clear a percent both White and negro and that the larger would be needed to make substantial contribution to slum clearance. The local authority instructed the chairman to ask for the $2,-010,000 earmarking while its Are in the formative stage my it is Likely that efforts will be made to raise the earmarking to that figure. It scene of sedition its rendezvous Buriet pierced target heft is on the Rifle Range near Narrowsburg n. Y., where Federal authorities say members of the Christian front practice shooting As part of their a1 at the bar there were followed by Impromptu is the Roadside inn at Narrowsburg used As summer Headquarters by some of the 17 men recently arrested in new York. Conferences legend plan to seize the United states. At right speeches. Four speakers Senate fears for neutrality policy committee ask Hull to Check affects finnish Aid would have on War stand Washington Jan. 17. Map a the Senate banking committee decided today to ask Secretary Hull How american neutrality policies would be affected by extending financial assistance to Finland. A a a a a. A pending i appearance at a posed session next wednesday in orly Lieving should a go of hovels amount East Side Kii take Over $200 of him Boxt new York. Jan. 17.�?�? fourteen round eyed tenement kids from the East Side got their first look Ai grand opera last night from impeccable Plush chairs in the Scarlet parterre boxes of mrs. Vincent Astor and mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt. From their Vantage Point in the famous a Diamond Horseshoe of the metropolitan opera House they watched in squirming excitement and some puzzlement As Lily Pons and Giovanni mar Tinelli Sang the French opera 92 h Hoven they came for their night out amid the Gilt Aud glitter of the a other half As guess of mrs i. Fox who rewarded them thusly for writing prize essays on music. It Cost her $200 to rent the Astor and Vanderbilt boxes for the evening. Fifteen year old Shirley Belfry the Only one of the seven boys and seven girls who understood French acted As Liaison agent Between the singers the plot and the other children. A the fat Man Martinelli is singing some stuff about love a she said. A i can to understand tile lady miss Pons a she has a top Story voice. Quot it s a sad she told two Little boys who wore a glazed look a they both eat mushrooms and die at the end after a lot More a furious controversy raged Over whether miss Pons was As pretty As in the movies a lid All agreed with Hose Capuli. 14, that a the heavy make up spurs her at convocation Tusk of adult and youth in aiding new orb discussed Greensboro. Jan 17.�?gf the task of adults and of youth in the building of new world conditions was presented at the second general session of the North Carolina convocation of churches in the first presbyterian Church Here this morning by Rev. Harry c. Munro of Chicago and Rev. Roy Mccorkle of new York. These were the first of the series of four addresses delivered during the morning session other speakers being Rev. Lawrence a. Watts director of religious training in state s prison at Raleigh on a possibilities in prisoner and or. Thomas a. Tripp of new York on a the Church in a changing Rural Mel a sizes cooperation speaking on a adults Are building a new world a Rev. Or. Munro emphasized the fact that adults and youth Are working to set her and must continue to work together sharing common ideals common resources and pressing Forward. Religion has not kept Pace with this vast Progress of modern times it must catch up and he prepared to determine the uses to which the vast Power materialized shall he put. Love needs to supplant hate. Man needs to become co workers with god in the glorious adventure the Job of continued on rage two naval flier Dies when plane Falls into sea during patrol Washington Jan. 17�?<jp Ensign Malcolm Charles Kirby naval Reserve flier attached to the aircraft Carrier Ranger was killed when his plane fell into the sea yesterday afternoon. The Navy announced the death today but in conformity with a policy of withholding information about the Ranger and other Craft in the Atlantic coast neutrality patrol did not say where the Accident happened. The fliers body was not recovered. Kirby was 27 and a native of Sayre okla. He was designated a naval aviator last september 20. Odyssey on stolen funds ends in jail Chicago Jan. 17.�? up a Naomi Taylor a Odyssey ended today in the Summerdale Avenue police station. I she forged through a snowstorm before Dawn to Tell of her j wanderings since nov. 4, the Day she disappeared while taking $447.62 to the Bank for her employer. Lieut. Michael Ahern said miss Taylor. 28, told this Story notified by her employer that i she would be Laid off from her j one Day a week Job As cashier at a meat Market she decided not to Deposit the Money but to have Quot one glorious fling and then come i Hack and face the coast to coast first she flew to new York where she saw six Broadway shows. Then she flew to washing ton and saw the sights. Another plane took her to san Francisco and still another to los Angeles and Hollywood. J a i looked at the Homes of Many of the movie stars and tried to get a Job but in a too fat. Men Don t like fat women. That s one reason i want to go to jail to reduce. In be tried dieting but i Haven to got the will miss Taylor exhibited a card from a drug store scale. One Side gave her weight�?210. The other told her a a fortunes a a your pleasant manner will make you Many friends. A a a lot of Good that will do me a she sighed., w i. A 11 a a two men killed reported driving in explosion Back red forces which is Felt a Sall a Region Over 3 states up Jones gaining a Bayou race Long s Lead dwindles but run off election is apparent new Orleans Jan. 17.�?</p ballot tabulations today showed governor Earl k. Long chief of the powerful Louisiana political machine his brother built must face a self styled a a Reform candidate in a Runoff democratic primary in his Effort to win reelection. Continuance of personnel and policies of the regime established by the late senator Huey p. Long was at Issue in the first primary yesterday. Not majority it appeared certain that Long would fail to attain a majority Over the Field by somewhere Between 20,000 and 30,000 votes judging from incomplete and unofficial returns available before noon today and that he must face Sara h. Jones a a Reform candidate and Lake Charles attorney in a Runoff feb. 20. Jones who ran slightly More than 30.000 votes behind Long in new Orleans Long s machine controlled stronghold was holding even with the governor in the slow returns from country parishes and it appeared he might continued on Page two maxes chief speaker Winston Salem Jan. 17.�? Ltd a John w. Hanes former undersecretary of the Treasury will be the principal speaker at the annual banquet of the Winston Salem chapter of the american Institute of banking March 9. A Al a a re did action on All proposals among i them a plan suggested by presi a Dent Roosevelt was deferred j or. Roosevelt said in a letter to congressional leaders yesterday that non military credits j Ould be extended to the War torn country through the Export i import Bank provided Congress i gave proper authorizations. Hoover asks hacking in new York today former president Herbert Hoover declared that or. Roosevelt suggestion for credit Extension a should be credit Angle of possible Anan Jai assistance were canvassed by the committee today with Jesse h. Jones the Federal loan administrator. Jones was quoted later As i Ling that a $ 10,000,000 loan Rady granted Finland was sound credit it was ported however thin Jones i not specify How much additional j Money might properly be and i canned. Meanwhile senator Brown in Mich author of a proposal to make an unrestricted $60,000,-i too loan to Finland said he would redraft the measure to bring it More into line with tile views of the administration. I x restricted Mian Jones reported that the sex port-1 in port Bank now is gift Luis i tug $500,000 of the $10,000,000 loan already granted the finns and that an additional $2,500,-j too of finnish nonmilitary Pur i bases in the United states had been approved. It was said Jones had advised the finns that an unrestricted loan for military purposes would violate the spirit of the coun a try a neutrality act. On the House Side of the continued on Page two Cudahy takes Over new Post new minister to Belgium assumes duties in tense situation Brussels Jan .17. A a i the new United states Amassa i Dor to Belgium John Cudahy As j turned his Post with a precedent j cd Speed today amidst tension a i Compa Nying recent preparations by Belgium and the Netherlands for defense against invasion. Cudahy former minister to Ireland ordered Over the weekend to hurry Here As fears spread of an invasion from Germany arrived at to a. In. Today received by foreign minister Paul j Henri spank and by noon had presented his credential to King Leopold at the Palace. Dec Ess % Rym it us Liz Aiton the mobilization Steps which Belgium took Over the week end calling technician to the colors j a stage next to Complete mobilization Are to be maintained a for some time a Gen. Henri Denis defense minister said in an interview today. A your information and general impressions made it necessary a he said. A we must always he the cold has affected defense plans somewhat he said because invading troops could Eros on i the ice. Although boats have been Busy keeping defensive waterway free. All necessary Trench digging was completed before the continued on Page two fear of War hanging Over fascist leaders Rome. Jan. 17.�? it pm Ettore Mutt Secretary of the fascist party warned italians today that they might he compelled a at any moment to fight in the european War. His warning was published after a conference with party leaders from 26 provinces. The communique advised the italian people not to be too greatly impressed by a the recent demonstrations o f International evidently a reference to the Friendly attitude Diss played toward Italy by France and great Britain since their War with German began Kates necessity a there is no need to Lull oneself with the illusion that Italy a present situation with regard to War May last forever a mull declared. A fascist Italy May face the necessity and duty at any moment of picking up a it must therefore he prepared in its resources and above All in its spirit. It is Well to add that it is absurd and dangerous to derive too much satisfaction front too recent demonstrations of International sympathy which Are without justification or found continued on Page two Southern passenger train is derailed Lynchburg Ajan. 17 a to a no one was injured late last night when five Sleeper cars and a diner of southbound Southern train 37 jumped the track and overturned near Irvington 14 Miles South of Lynchburg. Railway official said the cars were Flung about along a sidetrack but the northbound track was left open. Traffic continued in both directions All night with but Little delay. Several of the passengers had not gone to bed others were awakened by the Jar of the cars raping the rails and upsetting. They were reported to have groped their Way of with very Little confusion. The wreckage was still being cleared away at noon today and officials said the work would continue for several hours. A broken switch was believed to have caused the wreck. Farmer killed Spartanburg s. A. Jan. 17 pfc a truck automobile collision near Here caused the death yesterday of w. Berry 35, Farmer and member of one of the Otiest families in Spartanburg county. Sabotage hinted As Fri starts probe windows shattered Gibbstown n. J., Jan. 17.�? apr two men were killed today and a third was injured in a nitroglycerine explosion that wrecked a unit of the Dupont company powder works and Shook an area of 20 Miles. A company announcement listed the dead As Earl Leslie Harbison 30, Clayton. N. Edward m. Bundens jr., 31, Paulsboro. N. Although 500 Yards away from the blast torn unit of the rep Auno Plant of the company Here. Raymond Hicks Gibbstown was injured by the explosion. Paul c. Kaiser general manager of the works said the extent of Hicks injuries had not been determined. Investigation Reg x company officials began an investigation to determine the cause. New Jersey state police i and the Federal Bureau of investigation started inquiries but withheld comment orc any possibility of sabotage. Residents of a half dozen southwestern new Jersey towns and of parts of Philadelphia 12 Miles North crowded sidewalks for half an hour after the mid morning j Shock fearing an earthquake. Eugene Horan president of the red Cross chapter at nearby Woodbury said he Learned children were marched from the Gibbstown school by teachers who thought the Shock might have weakened the roof. Pupils were sent Home. Teachers said the entire school Shook. Toffee spilled Coffee was spilled in restaurants. Windows were shattered. Mourners at a Philadelphia funeral fled from a Church thinking the great Frankford Arsenal might have exploded. Many in South Philadelphia thought the blast was at the Navy Yard at the Southern Edge of the City. Call were received at Philadelphia City Hall from persons who wanted to know if the explosion continued on Page two British say 108 missing from subs London. Jan. 17�? up a the admiralty announced today that a total of is officers and men were missing aboard three British submarines loss of which was announced yesterday Bitt indicated that the death list May be less since Germany had reported some of them rescued. The submarines and their complements were listed As follows Seahorse five officers and 3 4 men Undine four officers and 26 men starfish five officers and 34 men. An admiralty communique said a the German wireless has announced that part of the Crews of the Undine and starfish have been rescued but. Their names Are not yet the losses were the first submarine casualties Britain has acknowledged due to German action since the War started. Russian company routed seventy men killed and two tanks captured bitter cold hampers fighting of most fronts Helsinki Jan. 17. Map a finnish troops fighting in sub Zero weather were reported driving the russians Back in the Salla Region and advancing toward a new Victory today. A a a a today a army communique la / a a i 9 j a i comically confined itself to the Lowboy s t Visco j assertion that a your troops Are i or 1 i a fighting successfully in the Alrec Bank Holdup fails a it it Quot it r j Border just above the Arctic Circle. Hopes raised however other finnish source san Francisco Jan. 17. Top a a Nevada Cowboy who a tempt pm to Rob a heavily Unai ded Hank in tile i Art of san Francisco s financial District and precipitated a gun Battle on crowded Market Street was believed near death today from Bullet wounds. Also wounded but not so critically was Oliver Durr 54, Veteran guard at the Hank Ango in Liomin National who shot it out with Tho Bandit. Police inspector Pat Walter identified the Cowboy As Carl Metzler Iii. Ile was bit twice in Lite gun Battle before be staggered a Oaid a Street car and fired a shot into i own Chest. Norb charged with bribery examiner admits giving negro w fitness a few rills said developments in the Salla t sector raised Hope of further successes. The finns reported they had routed a russian company North i of in Ake Ladoga killing 70 men and capturing two tanks. The finnish air Force the army i announced carried out a a several bombing raids on enemy column and a concentration one i russian plane was reported shot Down. A swedish police chief studying finnish air raid precautions today said map had been taken from captured russian airmen showing detailed route from a i soviet Airfield Southwest of Leningrad to Point in Sweden and Norway wide romping a this looks like evidence they expect to do some bombing in Norway and police thief Ernst Fontell of Gothen a Burg. Sweden declared. Fontell said he was in Turku Aho during a recent air raid when the finns forced Down a Hussion bomber carrying two of a flyers and a Pilot. He said both Washington. Jan. 17�? to a evidence was presented to a House committee today that a National labor Board trial examiner gave a a handful of Small Bills shortly before Christmas 1938, to a negro who had testified against an employer charged with violating the Wagner act the Smith committee investigating the Board put into the record a letter from c. W. Whittemore the examiner to Washington Headquarters telling How he and an associate had Given the Money to Sam Bailey while they were at work on a Case involving the Alma Mills at Gaffney s. C. Walked to Shack Whittemore called to the witness stand was not asked immediately Why he gave the Money but he did say that he saw nothing wrong with making the gift Whittemore letter related that he and Warren Woods Norb trial attorney walked five Miles to the negroes Shack. A we left Sam a handful of Small Bills a the letter continued. Quot he gave them to his voluminous wife a a a reckon our Little Chappies la have a Christmas after All. But there was no grovelling As he thanked his a lawyer and de later Whittemore told the committee that to the Best of his recoil Section he had Given Bailey four one Dollar Bills. Roger Robb committee attorney who questioned Whittemore said that a hearing began december 13, 1938, in Gaffney on charges of the Cio textile workers organizing committee that the Alma Mills had violated the act. The Whittemore letter which continued on Page two j officers shot themselves to avoid capture hut the Pilot was taken prisoner. Maps which the russians ear a ried Fontell asserted showed the route to Sweden and Norway. Writer sees finnish troops mow Down charging reds on own land four Hen die in Texas fire flames destroy salvation army Home in Houston a five injured Houston tex., Jan. 17.�? a four men were burned to death and five injured in a fire i which demolished the salvation army Industrial Home today. The dead Arthur Speed. 4 7 Al Wilson 36 Ernest Mcgill 55,�?T and James Melton about 48. All were employed by the Sal i vat Ion army As workers in the Industrial Home. There were 20 persons in the sleeping quarters of the Structure when the fire was discovered at 2 07 a. In. Three jumped three of the men in the build Jing jumped from the second Story window and were injured. The re i mailing 13 were taken from the second Story by firemen a ladder. The men injured when they jumped from the building were g. Hamper 68, who suffered a compound fracture of the right leg r. Q. Upper 4 8, Cut Over the left Eye and a badly wrenched Back and g. Finley 42, who was Over Ocoine by smoke before he toppled i out of the w window Finley was saved from further injuries by neighbors who caught him in a Blanket. Two firemen were less serious a in injured. Little army takes invading role by hold in front in Russia by Thom As f. Hawkins with the Central finnish forces in Russia. Jan. 17 it a Here in the rugged wooded Hills East of Bieksa the Quot Snowbird soldiers of Finland Are holding a front five to in Miles within soviet Russia guarding two vital highways 45 Miles apart by automobile horse drawn sled and floundering afoot through deep Snow i visited this front an hour after finnish skier had routed a patrol of to russians in the marrow chilling cold. Severe cold in parts of Finland the cold ranged Down to 51 degrees below Zero fahrenheit making major military operations virtually impossible. It is the severest Winter in 25 years. Only in the skirmish Here where the temperature was 3o below Zero and in a vain russian attack North of Here on the Salla front was there any action. On the Salla front the finns yesterday were aroused by the stentorian voices of the red army political commissars exhorting their troops. With some of the soldiers shouting a Al Erraa a about 400 russians charged while the commissars yelled encouragement from the trenches. Who >1 Esa Lesl a us Uter so intense was the cold that the attackers ran Forward with their arms folded for warmth Riftes Slung on their backs. Finnish machine gunners held their fire until the russians could be slaughtered most economically and the charge broke. The number of dead was unknown. Here on the Central front the continued on two Slippery Rock College head sentenced for fund mis usage Butler. A. Jan. 17.�?it a twice convicted of nonfeasance and misfeasance the president of Slippery Rock state teachers col legs was sentenced to pay the costs of the Case by judge John a Wilson who praised him for developing the College and turning out an undefeated football team. Or. Charles s. Miller was re fused an arrest of judgment yesterday in the Case w hich grew out of irregularities in management of school funds and properties. He was convicted last october but was granted a new trial. Two i weeks ago he was again convict cd

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