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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - March 9, 1941, Kingsport, Tennessee WEATHER FORECAST and warmer Sunday and Monday. snow in extreme west portion, mostly cloudy with slowly rising Itinpr-rature in cast and central portions Suntliiy: Monday fair and warmer. Vol. XXVI, No. ,58 tttgawnrt (Htmes Kingsport, March 9, 1941 34 Pages Five Cents HOME EDITION -Lend Bill Passed Senate jGreeks Ask Turks Luftwaffe For Decision Now Ha.rd At London Future Course elgrade, Yugoslavia Greece has asked the Turks to say flatly whether or not they pro- pose to fulfill mutual assistance treaties and come to the aid of the Greeks if the Germans loose their expected offensive from Bulgaria upon Thrace and eastern Mace- donia. Balkan diplomats were in- formed tonight. The Greek minister to Ankara, these informants added, has rc- :Sted an aye or nay answer Em the Turkish foreign office, pointing to a pact of September. 1933, under which Turkey and Greece mutually pledged themselv- es to defend their frontier in Thrace by arms if necessary. Too, by the Balkan entente trea- ty of by Yugoslavia and Rumania as well as Greece and Greeks and Turks promised mutual aid. i Under this second agreement, as its implications were described by informed persons here, Turkey must help in the defense of Greece if she is attacked by Germany and if Bulgaria joins the attack either simultaneously or subsequently. Two-Sided Responsibility Thus, a responsibility was attributed to the Turks. The Greeks maintained, so far as could be seen from their state- ments and actions, a determina- tion to fight if the Germans strike. An open letter to Adolf Hitler published in the Greek newspaper Kathimerini declared proudly: 1 "The army of free Greeks will stand, if called upon, in Thrace'as it stood in Epirus (against the It- alian The Turks went on quietly with gas- oline and other inflammables un- derground and ordering air-raid tests for various cities. The press, which is under the strong "influence cf government, took a toward the Nazis. the Turkish defiant tone Say Agreement Reached Despite an apparently hardening attitude, the Germans cir- culated dispatches throughout the Balkans saying that the Reich and Turkey would reach an agreement k whereby Turkey "will not hinder" the Germans' strategtic plan in the presumably the at- tack on Greece. French Syria was brought into too. The German _____ _____ Internationales Nach- put out a dispatch saying baldly. "Syria will soon he important, especially for Germany Airline Planes Make Tri-Cities Sfops Monday Pennsylvania Central Airlirfes planes on the new Pittsburgh- Birmingham flight will make in- augural stops at Tri-Citics air- port Monday at a. m. and p. m. No plans for any ceremony to celebrate the first stops had been announced Saturday aside from a plan for each of the tri-cilies. Kingsport, Johnson City and Bristol, to send an air express package on both northbound and southbound flights. The northbound liner will stop at and depart at and "the southbound plane will arrive at and leave at Mail service from Tri-Cities port will not start until a later date on the new runs. Enrolled In Service Plan At Hospital Here The service plan of the Holslon valley Community Hospital receiv- ed its annual Approval Certificate from the Commission on Hospital Service of the American Hospital Association on March 10, which is, "Approval Day" for sixty-seven i which non-profit hospital service throughout the country. ers were killed, wounded or trapped in piles of debris Saturday night and early today in the first heavy night Luftwaffe raid on the British capital in weeks. Attacking with a fury remini- scent of the blitz raids of last fall, the Germans scored a direct hit on a night club crowded with dancers; killed and injured a number of pe- destrians on a London roadway: and caused other casualties when rtwo bombs exploding at the ends lot a block caved in a cafe where were dining. There was a brief lull in the raid shortly before midnight and then the luftwaffe stepped up the bombs. It was believed a large number of perhaps service men enjoying a trap- ped late last night in the wrecked night club. Men On Leave Aid Soldiers, sailors and Royal Air Force men on leave joined air raid workers in rescue work immediate- ly after the bomb fell, although other bombs were coming down the sector. Crowds which gathered around the club wreckage quickly scattered as more bombs fell. Bombs falling on both sides of another cafe caused casualties. Masses of German planes dumped hundreds of high explosives on the capital. Anti-Aircraft Busy The fury of the luftwaffe was met by intense and spectacular anti-aircraft fire. At least one public shelter was hit; hospitals were warned to pre- pare for casualties. The night raiders day of air attacks east coast and in came after on England's Scotland. picture, news agency Fas a highway to the Mosul fields and the Suez Canal. oil Payments Denied To State Miners Nashville East Tennessee coal miners seeking unemployment conpensation benefits for loss of work during a controversy over union contract were denied pay- ments by a state supreme court wiinion Saturday. 'United Mine Workers of Ameri- ca members contended a stoppage of work in April, 1939. was no- the result a wage dispute and there- fore they were entitled to approxi- mately S125.000 in benefit payments under the state unemployment law. With Justice D. W. DeHaven dis- senting, the court held a labor dis- pute arose after the expiration of an old contract and agreement on a new one, and therefore reversed the chancellor and denied benefits. The opinion .jlar cases. involved several sirrt- Eliminate Fuel Fee Tn another decision, the court 'held gasoline and kerosene stored in the state less than 60 days while moving in interstate commerce are not subject to the full state inspec- tion fee, but may be taxed merely for the actnal cost of inspection. Approximately was in- A-Day-Plans. volved in inspection fees placed ;ainst large oil companies, but in affirming a lower court opinion the supreme court found that only the cost of inspection, or l-2.r> nf the total inspection ft-e, could be collected. Justice De-Haven and (ice Frank T. Fancher concurred the majority opinion as to gasoline, hut dissented with respect to :cne since they contended the hit tei was not moving in interstate c ommercc. plans The Community Hospital Service PJan has enrolled persons who are placing hospital care in the family budget through pay- ments equal to a fev.- cents' per day. During the past year, hos- pital bills were paid for sub- scribers and dependent members of their families requiring hospital service. The standards for approval bv the American Hospital Association cover the following essential fea- tures: emphasis upon public wel- fare: non-profit organizations: en- listment of public and professional interests: economic and actuarial soundness; and guarantee of serv- ice to the subscribers by the mem- ber hospitals. Annual reapproval is based upon reasonable progress, sound administrative policies and procedures, and financial position which adequately protects the in- terests of subscribers and member hospitals. Total "approved" plans enrollment throughout United States was persons in January 1, 1941. plan is permitted Eaoh approved to identify its some British sources said three bombers were shot dowa. The air ministry officially account- ed for only two. London's sirens sounded soon af- ter 8 p.m. <1 p.m.. and quickly the raid was in full cry. One observer counted at least 15 high explosive bombs. Nazis Skirted Defenses Some planes approached London from a westerly direction, indicat- ing they had skirted the capital's defenses to unleash their force on the western section. Of the day raids, the air and home security ministries said bombs were dropped at several points on the English and Scottish east coasts but "they did little damage except in one town in East Anglia where several houses were damaged. "Casualties were few." The total official casualties for the raids since last June through February- stood at 24.371 killed anc injured. Private Is Killed In Plane Crash New soldier iden- tified Private Winston Gant of New Orleans was Saturday when he and two army fliers bailed out of an army- bomber which crashed and burned in desolate swampland 40 miles south of here. Second Lts. Donald W. Lang, 27, a native of Nebraska, and Wilson Moore, 24, whose family lives In Forth Worth, Tex., were rescued by Ken Oliver of Houma, La., who took them aboard an amphibian plane and flew them to New Or- leans. Oliver said the organization by using the seal of the American Hospital Association superimposed upon a Blue Cross. Pays Bills The hospital service plans will pay bills for more than 600.000 pa- tients in 2.000 member hospitals throughout the coming year. These hospitals guarantee the services to subscribers, and represent more than two thirds of the total bed capacity of non-government insti- tutions in the country. Hospital income from the various plans will exceed during the com- ing year, an amount which is greater than the combined reven- ue from all endowment capital, and from community and individual philanthropy for hospitalization. Nearly every large city in the United States is the headquarters for a hospital service association, many of them operating on state-wide basis, and known var- iously as Group Hospital Service, Blue Cross Plan, and All were attached to the and body the wreckage other rescue pilots of Gant lay behind of the bomber be- side his parachute. The three left the army air base at Orlando, Fla., this morning for San Antonio, Tex., by way of New 54th Bombardment Squadron. Convicted Johnson City Policeman Says He Was Tricked' into Guilty Plea Shipment of Food For French Delayed State De- partment disclosed Saturday the sailing of {ha American Export liner Exmoulh v.'ith food for French' children in unoacuyicd France had been delr.yc-J 10 days as a result of Italy's notification that it need- r-j longer time to notify her naval units. (From Stale SiTvirfO Johnson EronSapp, white-haired policeman of John- son City until a few weeks ago, when it was discovered he was an escaped convict posing as a dead brother, was back in county jail Saturday Washington claiming lie was "tricked" into pleading guilty to the charges in Greeneville fed- eral court last week. Sapp is awaiting arrival of Texas officers who will return him to Huntsville Texas, pcnitenti.i: y, where he will resume serving a fiO- year sentence for complicity in the murder of hin wife, Sapp. The sentence Mrs. was Kllcn 'Dear Alben' Gets His Reward With, hearty kisses, Le Morn Pipgrat, right, above, and Marjcrie Ault, of Wasliington's swank Marjorie Webster School reward ma- jority leader Alben Barklcy for his fight lor the lend-lease bill. They came to the Senate to urge passage the act. in 1920. The murder occurred in 1014. He was convicted on nine counts of fraudulent collection of a vet- eran's pension in the name of his brother, who had been dead for several years. Sapp, who after being sentenced at Greeneville said, "I'm glad it's all was reported by Jaiier Fred Hinkle of the Joncsboro jail to be insisting he was "tricked" in- to changing his plea of innocence to one of guilt. He was returned to Jor.asboro from the Greene county jail by U. S. Deputy Marshal Clive Hare. Borden Employes Ask 20 Percent Wage Increase Demands for a general wage in- crease of 20 percent for all em- ployes, have been submitted to Bor- den Mill officials, it was disclosed Saturday by an employes commit- tee. The committee, composed of W. K. Hager, C. C. Parker, T. J. Den- ton and F. G. Shipman. was ap- pointed last week following a shut- down at the mill in a dispute over wages in the weaving room. "When the shutdown occurred the committee's _state-: ment read, "only the weaving de- partments were involved. Last Wednesday a meeting of the em- ployes was held in front of tile plant where several hundred of the .vorkers were gathered. Unanimous Vole "After reports were made by the committee on previous conferences with the management, the work- ers, by unanimous vote, instructed the committee to arrange a con- ference with the management and submit a proposal for a 20 percent general wage increase for all the employes of the plant. "A conference was arranged and the proposal has been submitted to the management for their consid- eration." It was learned last night that a labor conciliator is in the city to aid in settling the dispute. Meanwhile, the mill remains idle. Hearing Delayed Thn National Labor Relations Board hearing scheduled for Mon- day to determine the names of labor organizations to be placed on a ballot at an election to be ordered at- the mill, has been postponed until Friday, March 14. The hearing was postponed at the request of E. G. Hunter, counsel for the mill, who has been called out of the city. Reservists Get Year's Training the aim of giving field training to virtually all younger reserve officers, the War Department announced Sat- urday it would follow the policy of limiting most reservists to a single year's active duty. With some exceptions, an order directed that'not more than 75 per cent of reserve officers on duty with carps area service commands and War Department "overhead" installations should be continued on active duty for more than 12 months. The effect, officials said, will be to give the opportunity to serve to thousands of reservists who other- wise might not have been mobil- ized during the army's expansion. Scott Attorney Seeks GOP Seat (I rum Xni-d Srrtii-p) Gale City- M. Carter Greear, Re- publican and local attorney, will seek !he Republican nomination to make the race for the Virginia i Assembly. GOP leaders say they do not ex- pect Greear will have opposition within his own party, but that Dr. E. G. Watts, local dentist, and Bob Fugate, prominent resi- dent of Johnson district, GOP stronghold in the county, arc men- tioned as possible candidates. Tom Woifc, Democrat and former member of the county board of supervisors, served as the county representative in the last session cf l.hF Legislature and is expected to make the race again. Bliziard Lashes Seaboard; Snow, Rain Heavy Here (B? TUe Associated Wind-borne snow approaching in depth the blizzard of 188S whipped the eastern seaboard Saturday and appeared inclined to lash it spas- modically until late today. Enveloping the coastal areas 'rom Virginia to Maine and cxtend- ng from 100 to 200 miles inland .he storm encrusted several areas with 16 inches of snow and sleet took at least six lives, and gener- ally impeded transportation and communication. Not so severe in suffering anc havoc as the great storm of "March 10" that caked the east with inches 53 years ago. yesterday'; stoim was. nevertheless, bac enough to prompt passengers ar- riving in New York by steamer from Iceland to complain: 'Bitter than at home." Temperatures generally were in the twenties, but gales and driving sleet which at times turned to rain and ice gave the storm a blizzarc aspect. Weekend rains which turned to snow late Saturday sent Sullivan county mercury dipping slightly. Tri-Cities airport weather bureau reported a minimum temperature of 33.2 degrees and a maximum o 37 degrees over an 18-hour perioc ending at midnight. The prccipita tion was .108. No passenger or express planes made stops at Tri-Cities Saturday due to a low ceiling, which 300 feet at 7 p.m. Only one automobile acciden was reported at Community hos pital. A small girl was struck by a truck on Broad street but was no admitted to the hospital except for examination. 'as Two Seek Scott School Position f From Stnte Ssrrlce) Gate City Minor arguments anc a few accusations concerning the two aspirants have stolen into th< picture as Scott countians awail the appointment of a school super intcndenl. Waging a fight for the post are B. S. Hilton, former Scott coun tian, and A. Scott Noblin, the in cumbcnt. Under Virginia's system, the su perintendent is appointed by the seven-member school board, whicl meets here this week, but which however, has until May 1 to au point the office holder. Memphis Turns Down Daylight Saving Time Memphis Mayor Waltei Chandler turned "thumbs down" of ficially on daylight saving time aT ter a conference with the city com- mission. "Until there Is more scnlimenl for daylight saving, it should bt discontinued and the ordinance wil be he said. The city tried out daylight sav ing time last summer. Headcold Keeps FDR Away From Capitol Washington .T1 President Roo- sevelt remained away from his office again Saturday to prevent complications from a head- cold. Momentous Bill Okehed By Vote Of 60 To 31; House Approval Expected State Poll Tax Law Is Upheld In Appeals Court that the 'people of a state may through a constitutional convention prescribe :he qualifications of voters and the imitation of the elective fran- the sixth U. S. circuit court of appeals Saturday upheld (he constitutionality o? Lhc Tennessee noil tax law. The opinion, written by Judge Ben Hicks of Tennessee, was de- livered in the case of Henry C. Pittle, coal dealer of cnun- Ly, Tcnn., and upheld 'i decision of federal district J-jdgc Elmer Du.vies, who dismissed the suit last year. In a suit sponsored by t'ne Sou- thern Conference of Hainan Wel- fnie, Pirtle contested the action of Uiree election judges who refused him a ballot in a special cleclion Sept. 13, 1939, in the third con- ressional district of Tennessee. Had Not Pni'l ?I Contending he met all qualifica- tions for voting but that he had not paid the state-assessed SI pel' tax, Pirtle brought up the question whether the tax as a requisite for voting for a meniber of was repugnant to the constitution of the United States. 'It is not to-be doubted that the people of a state -may through a constitutional convention prescribe 'the qualifications of voters and the limitation of the elective franchise provided of course thac the priv- ileges and immunities oT the vote guaranteed to them by some pro- of the federal constitution are not Judge Hicks said in part. Citing a previous Judge Hicks quoted the opinion: "To make payment of poll taxes a prerequisite of voting is not to deny any privilege or immunity protected by the sixteenth amend- ment. Privilege of voting is not derived from the United States but is conferred by the jtate and save as restrained by the fifteenth amendments and othor provisions of the federal constitution, the state may condition suffrage as i deems appropriate." Brothers Held In Roane Slaying Kingston, Tenn. IP Roane County Sheriff Chester Davis saic a posse arrested two brothers fol- lowing an altercation near here Saturday in which one man was slain and another probably fatally wounded. The sheriff said Robert Thomas 21, was stabbed to death and his father. Boss Thomas, 40, was cut severely. Arrested after fleeing the scene the sheriff said were Herman Ezell. 21. and brother, Tom, 25. The argument started, the sheriff said, one of the men "was burned by a. cigar." The brothers were placed in the Kingston jail. Memphian Is Allergic To One are lots of youngsters who'd like to be ii: the shoes of this Memphis woman Allergy tests showed that she was allergic to only one down by three weeks of oratory and dispute, the Senate Saturday night finally passed the lease-lend bill authorizing President Roosevelt to mobilize industrial America and throw its products into England's battle against Germany. Then it sent the measure to the House with a request that the latter concur in the series of administration-approved amendments which had been added. All indications were that the House would agree to do so on Tuesday, or by Wed- nesday at the latest, with the bill going to the White House immediately thereafter for President Roosevelt's signature. The vote on final passage, 60 to 31, found the Senate in easy-going good humor, despite many days of frazzled tem- pers and personal animadversions. The opposition, clinging obdurately to its view that the means war, was simply worn out by repeated demonstrations of the administration's numerical su- Here's Senate's Vote On Giving Aid to Britain is the vote by which the senate ap- proved Saturday the administra- tion's British Aid Bill: For the bill Bailey, Bankhead. Barkley, Bilbo, Brown, Bunker, Byrd, Byrnes, Caraway, Chandler, Connally, Downey, El- lender, George, Glass, Green, Guf- fey, Harrison, Hatch, Hayden, Herring, Hill, Hughes, Kilgore, Lee, Lucas, Maloney, McFarland, McKellar, .Mead, Miller, Murdock, Murray, O'Mahoney, Overtoil, Pepper. Radcliffe, Russell, Schw- artz, Sheppard, Smathers, Smith, Stewart, Thomas of Utah, Tru- man, Tunn-cll, Tydings, Wallgren- 49. Ball Bar- bour, Brewster, Bridges, Burton, Gurney, Lodge, McNary, Against the bill Bone. Bu- low, Chavez, Clark of Idaho, Clark of Missouri, Gerry, Gil- lette, Johnson of Colorado, Mc- Carran, Reynolds, Walsh, Wheel- Republicans Aiken, Brooks, Butler, Capper, Danaher, Davis, Holman, Johnson of California, Langer, Nye, Shipstead, Taft, Thomas of ladho, Tobey, Van- denberg, Wiley, The following pair was an- nounced: Wagner, Democrat, for, and Reed, Republican, against, Woman Removed From Senate Building Gallery Washington Capitol po- lice removed from the Senate's public gallery Saturday a woman who unfurled a banner saying that the British aid bill "means The banner also carried the words, "American peace mobili- zation." Police said the woman told them she was Elsie Canefa of New York City, but the Ameri- can peace mobilization issued a statement saying she was Mrs. Charlotte Honig, of New York. She was jield briefly and then escorted the railroad station and told to leave town. Axis to Use FDR's 'Intimidation' Of Yugoslavia to Speed Up Treaty Rome Italian editorials- spokesmen indicated Saturday that axis charges that President Roose- velt had tried "to intimidate" Yu- goslavia would be used to push that neutral Balkan nation into closer affiliation with Germany and Italy. (U. S. state department officials said when the allegation was first made Friday night that the "never heard of it." Stephen Early, press secertary of President Roosevelt, added Saturday that the report coin- cided with Nazi infiltration in Yu- goslavia and were of the same kind that came out of Poland after Germany's occupation.) (Official Yugoslav circles in Bel- grade said the "whole business is too ridiculous" to bother about de- nying.) Virginio Gayda, writing :n II Gi- ornale D'ltalia, declared the United States President's sclions tended compromise" Yugoslavia and to "create ambiguities" in her re- lations with the axis. The Fascist weekly Mediterraneo also suggested that England may get a ''diplomatic surprise" in a "lightning'1 shift of Turkey from her British alliance.' The Fascist outburst concerning Yugoslavia originated from Berlin relay of a "special dispatch" in a Budapest Nazi paper reporting President Roosevelt had sought to influence Yugoslavia to resist axis ties by promising her material aid. Gayda said that Mr. Roosevelt had undersecretary of state Sum- nel Welles ask the Yugoslav minis- ter "in a more or less intimidat- ing way" to transmit to his govern- ment views on the necessity of tak- ing sides with "Anglo-Saxon im- perialism." This Gayda called a "new manifestation of hasty inter vention to the limit." periority. la the course of this process, the Senate sumarily rejected an amend- ment by Chairman Walsh (D-Mass.) of the Naval committee, to guard the navy and air force against de- pletion in the help-to-Britain pro- gram, and a subcommittee bil by Senator Taft (R-Ohio) to author- ize loans totalling to Britain, Canada and Greece, Walsh's amendment was rejected, 56 to. 33, and Taft's substitute bill was turned down, 63 to 28. The roll call vote or filial pass- age was begun at p. m. All amendments were disposed of before 7 o'clock, but Senator Nye (R-N.D.) held things up with his fifth speech against the bill, whila intermittently, members of the Sen- ate interrupted with subdued, but nonc-the-less 'emphatic calls ol Needs Two Billion Dollars Shortly after signing the bill into law, the President is expected to ask congress to provide between and in money and contract authorizations to carry out its provisions. Among other things, the meas- ure would permit the President to: Manufacture in government ar- senals or procure from private companies "defense articles" and to transfer them to countries whose defense the President "deems vital to the defense of the United States." Transfer existing defense equip- ment up to a value of Belligerent Warships Order the repair of belligerent warships, planes or other war equipment in American harbors and plants. Communicate "defense informa- tion" to other nations. The legislation would expire on July 1, 1943, unless a majority of both congressional houses fixed ail earlier termination date. The measure states that none of its provisions shall be construed as authorizing naval convoys for shipments of war materials to bel- ligerents. The senate rejected amendments designed to write a specific prohibition against convoys. Also rejected were numerous pro- posals designed to restrict the. movements of American armed forces to the western hemisphere. End to Dictatorship New British radiS Saturday night said that senate passage of the lease-lend bill :'marks the beginning of the end for a dictatorship now plaguing this snd "may be the turning point in the history of this war." 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