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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - February 25, 1940, Kingsport, Tennessee Weather Tennessee 1 Ertly Cloudy and colder preceded by ruin in Cist portion sunday colder sunday no Echt monday fair. Virginia Cloudy with Light Snow in Northwest by Light rain in Northeast and with nil in South portion sunday. Vol. 19 member a. B. C. Kingsport Tennessee sunday february 25, 1940 thirty pages today Price five cents Hitler says nazis to fight until terror is broken red army hammers at environs of Vii Puri reds capture three islands reports claim occupation of three Forti fied islands announced from Moscow Moscow. Feb. 25. The occupation of the strongly fortified islands of Koivisto. Turl Saari and pit Saari with the capture of 12 heavy coastal Tower guns was claimed today by the russian army in a communique issued by the Leningrad military quarters. The communique said that while fighting yesterday soviet troops copied the islands of Koivisto and pits a i strongly fortified with Iron and Concrete forts. Twenty two guns including twelve heavy coastal ten and six Inch Tower guns and Field and Zenith guns and a great number of heavy machine guns and dumps of munitions were captured on these by Vaul Helsinki. Feb. 24. A strategically spend red army its dead littering the Snow at Iho rate of 0.000 in two a fits was reported tonight by the finnish High com Mand to be striking massively fit the Island environs of Vii Puri from n. Captured coastal Busu Only 1 1-2 Miles away. From Knis Luhti nestled on the War wrecked Gulf of Finland rail Way just below Finland s erstwhile second City and from Koivisto 17 1-2 Miles further South Onca the Western Anchor of Finland s Man Nerheim line the soviet offensive stretched out Over the Gulf dec to Hammer at finnish defenders on thu remaining islands in Vii Puri Bay. Eastward other divisions pressed on against the finnish land lenses Between the Gulf and Lake Mola striving to Complete a pin cers action on Vii Puri. Combat area this City onco a modern town of now is a virtual combat area its buildings wrecked by shells and its noncombatants moved away. The finns said these Gulf and land attacks directed at Vii Puri from five Points resulted in heavy russian Koscs that six tanks and six batteries were destroyed. Bit the finns did not this time say the attacks wore repulsed. Sec hied gains Pogo 14 Tva buys part a pc properties Power Empire rounded out North Alabama properties bought for from Alabama Power Knoxville tcnn., feb. 2-1. Tennessee Valley authority virtually rounded out its vast Power Empire today in an agreement to Purchase the North Alabama electric properties of the Alabama Power company for this Purchase is the final step in carrying out the plan for Long term adjustment of the relations Between the authority and privately owned utilities in the said Gordon Clapp Tva general Cru umber adding this was the Pian As outlined by director David e. Lilienthal on behalf of the Board of directors of March 0, 1038." acquisition of the Alabama properties expected abut May 1, will rive the authority u virtual monopoly on Power output in the Tennes see Valley. Last year the Agency purchased the Tennessee proper tics of Commonwealth Southern corp., for and later acquired North Mississippi electric properties Contr cd by the same interests for about must reach agreement the Transfer of properties from private to Public ownership will Tii co place Whon the authority has reached an agreement with municipalities and electric cooperatives in 11 North Alabama counties As to thu division of costs. As in the Tennessee and Mississippi deals the authority in the main will take Over generating and trans Mission facilities while the Public agencies buy distribution plants. These details will to worked out by j. A Krug chief Power Engineer and j. C. Swidler attorney who represented Tva in negotiating the Purchase. J. M. Barry vice presi Dent represented the company. The addition of some customers in the Alabama area to the already served by Tva will consume the authority s entire Power output until the completion of the Gilbertsville ky., dam in Seo Tva Page 14 German press puts strict ban on news Welles visit by Louis p. Bochnek Berlin feb. 24. Germany tonight placed a strict official ban on publication of news of the impending visit of United states undersecretary of state Sumner Welles senator favouring Trade pact veto Brown suggests Congress have Powers similar to presidential orders Washington feb. 24. Senator Brown d., Mich suggested today that Congress Borivoy the same veto Power Over Trade agreements that u has Over presidential orders reorganizing govern ment ii gym ice. The reorganization orders go in nevertheless put its Best foot Forward to Welcome president Roosevelt s fact finding emissary. Although it was emphasized that the program for the includes an audience with Adolf Hitler next tuesday or wednes be carried out without Tho press getting so much As a pock at it authorized sources Dis closed the schedule was Complete. There is Little doubt but that the american will get a dignified and Hearty Welcome. As the War goes on German statesmen see More and More that the United states neutrality Law has Many Good Points to it and Germany is ready to go a Long Way to help keep the United states in the Neutral column. Attacks on the United states virtually have ceased. Some papers even from time to time have Corn to effect automatically utter u up mond cd american neutrality Ingia appeals to for sen. Bankhead be came the first new dealer to criticize president Roosevelt s Sim dec on whether he will make the race for a third term. For for silence says announcement by pres ident would be better for All concerned by William a deny Washington feb. 24. Senator Bankhead an administration supporter said today that it would be better for All concerned if president Roosevelt announced at once his attitude toward a third term. The Alabama senator who is supporting his brother speaker Bankhead for the democratic presidential nomination told reporters the president should give expression to what he is going to . I Don t think there is much Dis agreement on the Point that he should make his intentions known. It would he better for All concerned including the president if he would make a Bankhead asserted that if or. Roosevelt should seek renomination then he can have it without much Tine Alabama senator added no second Choice people Don t like second choices and As Long As or. Roosevelt is at Large in the situation there is no Way for the people to make up their minds on other candidates. There can be no test of sentiment so Long As the president remains Bankhead is the first. New Deal placed Chamberlain rules out Hitler peace ear War Steps amounting to virtual civil mobilizations Are taken As fears spread Istanbul feb. 25 sunday Steps amounting virtually to civil Turkey today applied new emergency measures As the possibility of War in the near cast was regarded with increasing apprehension in this country. The government coordination committee which was forced to place Industry and Commerce on virtual War time basis inaugurated obligatory labor system in the Regli Coal Basin. Under the plan expected to be extended quickly workers in All Industry would not be permitted to leave their jobs. General staff officers arrived from Anara for final Steps in organizing Istanbul s defences against any possible air and sea bombardments. More More British and French technicians arrived to help make the country ready for War. Turkish newspapers predicted that War Between the allies and soviet Russia was certain especially if Russia become an important source of supplies. It was asserted that in such Case the allies would move immediately against the Rich Baku Oil Fields of Russia or. The Caspian sea. New newspaper yen Sabar closely connected with the turkish government declared both the logical and Legal justification already exist for Britain and France to Clare War on official quarters reiterated that Turkey was ready to fight to fend her own Security. Virtually isolated Turkey earlier had been virtually isolated by a storm which swept across Southeastern Europe and turkish officials had denied re mors of impending War which circulated in anxious Balkan capitals As the result of a prolonged interruption of communications. See Turkey Page 14 auditorium May tentative Date fixed by program committee chosen during past week members of a committee appointed to arrange a program for formal opening of Kingsport s new civic auditorium announced yesterday that saturday March 9, has been tentatively selected As the opening Date. Although details of the program remain to be worked out the com Mittee announced that open House senator to suggest that or. Roose i be observed during the after Mccarran . Meanwhile it was made known that vice president Garner will not enter the Nebraska primary be he believes his entry might various sections to participate in the ceremonies. The entire pro Gram will be announced later. First meeting the first meeting of the com Hurt the run ordination chances of Mitten was held Friday afternoon senator Burke one of at which time j. C. White was his chief supporters. Or. Roose elected chairman. Other members Volt s supporters have arranged for of the committee Are e. W. Palmer Day period unless either House disapproves. Brown is counted As it doubtful member of the Senate finance com Mittee which will Start hearings monday on legislation to extend the reciprocal Trade act for three years from next Juno 12, Tho pre sent expiration Pluto. The House k approved the measure 210 to 168,last night. Hope Knerly democratic leaders hoped for an Early Senate Vole. Chairman har Rison d., mass of Tho Senate committee said Tho Somite com Mittee might report the legislation by the end of Tho next week. Majority Leader Barkely of Kentucky expressed the opinion thut Senate Debute might to completed in a week. Calling his proposal left handed Brown said it might to n possible Compromise if there were u close vote on a proposal to give the Senate Power to ratify or reject Trade agreements. Acl Sec Trade tact veto 14 his entry in the race. Garner was reported to believe lation to european neutrals As that if he went into Nebraska and Worth emulating. Seo Welles Page 14 i j. Fred Johnson c. P. Edwards jr., and Allen n. Dryden. Asserting nazis peace lacks Security by Robert e. Bunnelle London feb. 24. Ister Chamberlain today flatly ruled out any peace with the pres ent German government As incapable of guaranteeing future Security to Europe. As he pledged a fight to the finish until we Are satisfied that Freedom is the conflict with Germany produced these new re sults the naval trawler Ben Volio 342 ton vessel engaged in min sweep ing Sank after hitting a mine with ten of her men lost. The vessel was the 30th of the British Navy to go Down since the War began. The air ministry announced Royal air Force planes scouted deep into greater Germany for the second successive night ranging As far afield As Prague capital of dismembered Czecho Slovakia. Officials said beside Prague Points scouted included Kiel Hamburg and Bremen. One plane made a forced Landing in Belgium the Crew of six was three subs sunk the British press reported with out official confirmation that Royal air Force planes had sunk three first Independence of the poles and czechs must be assured. To must have some tangible evidence that will satisfy German submarines and a Mer us that any pledges or assurances chant Man had rammed sunk Given will be fulfilled. Under the another. J present German government there the toll of merchantmen victims j can be no Security for the of the War Rose with the founder-1 he called Finland s fight against invading Russia a heroic Strug Gle against a Gigantic and in ing of the British Steamer Royal Archer tons while being towed after striking1 a mine. Danish advices said the danish ship Aase had been sunk in the Atlantic with 16 scam or. Lost. Chamberlain speaking at his Home town of Birmingham decried nazi Aims As destruction Britain and domination of the Britain on the other hand he said to the cheers of the crowd is Figi iting a crusade for Freedom and to abolish the spirit of militarism and accumulation of Arma ments which is pauper izing All Europe and not in the least Germany How in Concrete terms Are these Aims to be he asked and answered Independence wildly adversary and in an Cirive passage on the British raid into a norwegian fjord to free 2fl9 British captives from a Ger Mart prison ship said a Neutral must not complain if British commits a Mere technical breach of neutrality taking no Neutral life and touching no Neutral property in freeing men illegally made the prime minister s demand for restoration of Independence of poles and czechs As a primary requisite of peace was echoed in an address by sir Archibald Sinclair Leader of the Liberal opposition in the House of commons who also asserted every nerve must strained to Heln the be confesses slaying fireman kills Man married common wife Roomer beaten who Law there was a Sharp new Deal anti Seo Ijan khad Page 14 Tacoma wash., feb. 24. Undersheriff Clyde Knowles said tonight John Ord 42, tall gaunt Tacoma fireman had confessed the brutal wedding night slaying of the Man who successfully had courted his common Law wife. He denied however the officer someplace. I m trying to get away added having set fire that turned the couple s honeymoon cottage in to a funeral pyre after the Bride and a third Man had been wounded. The body of Hale r. Rosier 56, former president of the Washington state elks association was re moved last night from the ruins of his suburban Home. His Bride Myra 36, reported by Knowles to have lived with Ord for ten years Clung to life in a Tacoma Hospital a bul Lett wound in her Abdomen. Mrs. Rosier also was beaten severely about the head and Shol Ders and was reported in a critical condition. King Pomeroy 50, who lived in Nosler s Home received Scalp lacerations from stove poker blows. He is recovering. Ord was arrested after taking mrs. Rosier to a Hospital. Signed statements Knowles said both mrs. Rosier and Pomeroy signed statements accusing Ord of invading the Home shooting Rosier then setting fire to his kerosene saturated cloth ing and injuring them. But the officer said the fire Man told this Story she mrs. Rosier told me at this time yesterday that she and Rosier had gotten married and i told her i would come out and congratulate them x x x. I knocked and Pomeroy came to the door

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