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Gleaner, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1939, Kingston, Kingston M m he j a Myers s rum advertises Jam i pm Max blk in Bond bottled Bop 5r established 1834. Established 1834. R he perfect base for Ftp rum drinks. Frfd l. Myers & son founded 1879 the sugar Ichart Kin stun Twenty eight pages vol. Cd. No. 84. Kingston Jamaica thursday april 13 1930. Price Penny half Penny Twenty eight pages French j i join t Fleet Eady unde Jamaica with British now in Meriter Rane an London april 12.-european mobilisation reached postwar Peak to Day. France Italy Spain and Russia have More than one million men each under arms and past Twenty four hours mobilisation crease. Elsewhere has shown during the a marked in France has adopted secret measures but it is believed the army has been brought to a strength upwards of one and a half million men. The French Fleet has been mobilised in the Mediterranean where it is believed that it will be Ders with the British Fleet. Or under joint most of the Mediterranean Fleet sailed last night from Toulon naval base for an unknown destination. Navy the French Cabinet Are believed to have approved the \ fac splits Beauty in the Netherlands where Frontier defences were Man cd Choc to stopping of army leave the emergency Manning of coastal batteries and have ordered the Complete preparedness of the hold Ned yesterday some reservists have been warned to themselves ready to be called to the colours. Poland has mobilised reservists passed As unfit for Normal military service. The United states government Are not contemplating any particular Steps As a result of events in Albania according to or. Cor Dell Hull Secretary of state. Elude a proposal that Germany should be allowed to build a motor void a across the polish corridor the cession by Poland of some Gerrian speaking districts. And the regulation of the Danzig problem Jet accor Rance with German Fleet at Malta three British battleships arrived at Malta today. They re Warspite Xing the Flag of Admiral sir o a key Pound Bajram flagship thiral Geo a Trey Layton and rain Majcen throughout Malta in the last few Days had lessened a a the admiralty a Timai Ted about 120 British warships of All kinds in the Mediterranean 30 of these being minor Small Craft. The government mapped plans j to evacuate 30,000 civilians in the Vicinity of the naval dockyard to the Interior of the Island in the event of War. Warships concentrated Here and coastal defence batteries Are engaged in virtually uninterrupted firing practice. According to reports from Berlin it is believed that Herr Hitler is determined to do nothing within the next few months that would provoke a War. Urgent dispatch of Large military and air enforcements to British Mediterranean stations is urged by sir Herbert Gough in an open letter to the daily Tele graph. Events move rapidly these Days he says. Though a policy of appeasement May once been Cor rect today it is behind us and War faces us.1 nazi offer to Poland National socialist circles in Berlin state that the polish ambassador who left Warsaw last night carried with him a renewed German offer to Settle outstanding differences Between the two coun tries. The offer is believed to in / a a i. German foreign i office neither  confirmed nor denied thir statement but the German press Campaign against Poland has ceased. Some reports say that Herr Hitler is hoping for an agree ment with Poland As his birthday present next week Greece a accepted Mussolini s Promise to respect her territorial integrity As italian troops stood at her Frontier and that of Yugoslavia. Similar italian assurances were previously made to Yugoslavia. In View of italian insistence that the Balkans Are Safe from fascist aggression diplomats Are puzzled regarding the meaning of the italian army s reinforcement to Over million by the calling up of reservists Reuters by Canadian press by Cable and wireless Ltd following Are the results of the gleaners 1939 Beauty contest held yesterday at Sabina Park 1st. Prize �30 miss Jamaica 1939." miss Joyce Trotter Swift River. Miss Jamaica also wins the Myrtle Sank hotel cup and the evening dress awarded by the Mayfair dress shop. 2nd prize �12 10/. Miss Edna Kkt our. 5 Heathfield Road Cross roads / 3rd. Prize �7 1c/. Miss Oswaldine Espeut 11 Brentford Road Cross roads Yard Fly prize Miscella balls 13 Brentford Road i Oss Roas chosen by messes a b. Facey Ltd. J cute prize i awarded for Best kept hands miss Theresa Kamika 47 Princess Street Kingston. Highly commended miss Jean Leandro co Springfield club. Miss Ena Small 63 Barry Street Kingston. Enid Leon 11 Brentford Road. Cross roads. Blanche l. Crillion 43 potters Row Kingston miss Minerva Waithe miss Jamaica times miss Beryl Silvera co Springfield club. Miss c. Mcdonald 17 East Street Kingston. Miss Joyce Trotter for to the country first time water commission and k. S. A. C. In �80. Mil. Dispute committee soon end to task the finance committee of the legislative Council is expected to Complete its task of going through the estimates of expenditure on time. Today they should Complete the vote under the head of Public works extraordinary and also Deal with provision of transport Board expenditure. The meeting begins at 10 o clock. On tuesday next when the legislative Council meets the report of the finance committee will be presented covering the entire estimates. It is. Known that some pages of the estimates have been reserved for further consideration by the Council and a number of individual Itema were not passed by the committee. Yesterday the Hon. A. W. Grantham presided and there were present honourable g. C. Wain Wright d. H. Hall a. H. Hodges w. M. Fraser the Hon. G. Seymour Seymour f. V. Veitch c. A. Reid. He e. Allan c. A. Little e. V. Allen e. A. Mcneill j. W. Maxwell a. B. Lowe m. Segre and e. A. Campbell. The estimates under the head of miscellaneous were completed and then the Public works vote was considered leaving Only items under Public works extraordinary to be dealt with. A controversy involving �80,000 or thereabouts is in Progress Between the water com Mission and the Kingston and St. Andrew corporation. Two Inch water Mains Laid in Kingston forty years ago have to be replaced by four Inch Mains if adequate water Supply is to be obtained for Are fighting purposes. The commission holds that the corporation who owns the Brill is anticipated that deputations will wait on government for both sides before a settlement is reached. The Small Mains have outlived their usefulness and will shortly have to be replaced. Perfect profile Grace and poise distinguish Portland girl new title Holder the procession of a the distinguishing Fea saw the beauties or else Maica s Lovely girls in the Tures of the final judging when he saw his Excel Beautiful surroundings of of our 1939 beauties at Sabina Park perfect Wea Sabina Park yesterday. Ther for the occasion still actually the weather with no wind for no gave us a bad fright As thing bothers these Beau from about 3.30 it started ties More than Breeze a to drizzle and the big tremendous and keenly crowds on the ground interested crowd the flocked into the club Pav largest Ever seen at any Lency and lady Richards for punctually at four o clock the drizzle passed off and turned into a warm still afternoon just right for the occasion. For nothing is More Zirri contest yet probably tuna Ely the clerk of the Ilion for shelter but for Tating to a girl when she _ m e around 8,000 these were weather relented when he is All dressed up to have a continued on Page 22 pay. Is of the an Gade should corporation other opinion. Government is acting As mediator in this dispute. The water commission Are willing to Bear one third of the Cost of laying the larger Mains since their own Supply services will be improved. The corporation Points out that under a Law of 1875 the water undertaking is bound to Supply enough water for fire purposes and All the municipality is to do is to pay to the water undertaking so much per hydrant per annul. Clerks Issue before Board disc Issa i fault of firm i he Case for messes e. A. Issa & Bros was opened by air. Seville Ashenheim before the Board the of enquiry rooms of the sitting in Jamaica Mutual life Assurance society shortly after 4 o clock yes Torday afternoon after which detective Samuel Stewart of the . And or. Abraham Issa a member of the firm of Issa s have evidence. The former gave was Cross examined .1. Before the Case of non Union clerks dismissed were proceeded with or. Ashenheim asked that or. Levy who gave evidence on tuesday be re called. Re called Levy he first met Jonothan Edwards some twelve years ago when they were employed at the Hub. Since then he had seen Edwards off and on. He was taken in temporarily at Issa s last december. Recommendation or. A s h c n h c i Myo u r com mended Tor this temporary position in december last year witness Well it you Call it recommendation i did. Asked what he did. Levy said continued on Page 8. By air. A n. Nethersole representing the Jamaica United clerks association. Or. Issa was still being examined by or. Ashenheim when at 6 . An adjournment was taken until 10 o clock today Forenoon when the enquiry will used. When the Board of enquiry met at 2 . Yesterday there were present the Hon. Sir Charles Doorly chairman Hon. G. C. Wain Wright o.b.e., and or. H. V Alex Ander members or. N. N. Nethersole appearing Cor the clerks Union represented by Hon. E. E. A. Campbell or. A. A. Rae or. Florizel Glasspole and clerks concerned and or. N. N. Ashenheim appearing for messes. E. A. Issa and who were represented by or. Abraham Issa and or. Dorr. First of All or. Mothersole made application for the Board to subpoenas mrs.  Veronica Edwards wife and mrs. Edwards Mother of Jonothan " a in a a ads. The Man . Joti a those said they were " persons no have information which i believe will be useful to the the Board agreed and sub poentes were issued. Party s first Parle y s convention of District groups opened yesterday morning at 11 o clock and after three ses morning. Afternoon adjourned last night Sions. In the and evening at 11.30 . More than 100 delegates were present at yesterday s sessions. Convention resumes today at 11 . Judging by the despatch with which business was dealt with the opening Day s sessions it is More than Likely that the convention will occupy two Days instead of the three set apart. General statements and party policy were declared "with1reference to agriculture and Rural reconstruction Iri " gation and Waters a Huff pcs in ing and Industrial development taxation and finance. Chairman of the convention was or. Norman Man Ley . Party president. Shots fired at Parade meeting labour Leader menaced by hostile crowd discharges revolver to scare them Oft for she is the first competitor from the country Ever to capture the coveted Island title. Free revolver shots fired from a motor car in which or. A. G. S. Coombs president of the Jamaica workers and trades men s Union and others were travelling created panic among a Large Section of a crowd of some 2,000 persons who were being addressed by or. A. St. William Grant an executive of the Bustamante unions at is Orth Parade last night. Coombs car pulled up on the Northern Side of North Parade at about h.30 o clock in front of the meeting while Grant was speaking it is stated that Grant made reference to the operations of the . . Whereupon Coombs came out his car and stood on the running Board. A Large number of persons surrounded the car shouting away with Coombs and hurling other epithets at him. It is said that an Colfort was Marie to damage the car and Coombs feeling that 1he crowd had assumed a menacing Altitude discharged a shot into the air. The crowd frightened relaxed its hold on the car. Coombs resumed his eat in the car ordered his chauffeur to drive and followed this up by discharging to More shots into the air As the car moved along. Co Nils then attended at to detective office where he reported the incident and a squad of police men were dispatched to the scene to investigate. Shortly afterwards or. Ross Liv Ingston solicitor to the Bustamante unions attended the meeting and made investigations on of the Union. Subsequently several members of the gathering went to the detective office and gave state ments to the police. While Goin on or. Alexander Bustamante was addressing a meet ing of the reformed prisoners As social Ion in another Section of he City. On receiving the report he proceeded to the detective office. Coombs statement Coombs gave the following state Vincnt to a reporter of the gleaner after the incident i took or. Buchanan the general Secretary of the Jamaica workers and tradesmen Union who came up from Montero Bey i today from my Home along Wim mrs. Coombs or. And mrs. A. G. Williams in my motor car to a Costa s hotel in upper King Street. We drove to North Parade and turned the car. There were two meetings in Progress at the Parade. On one of the platforms i saw or. St William Grant and or. Williams officers of the Bustamante unions conducting a meeting. At that time there were about 800 persons gathered. The people shouted that s Coombs car and immediately they rushed Down and blocked the Street preventing the car from going Forward. They then said let us smash up the following this they started to throw bricks and started to tear the car doors off. 1 stepped on continued on Page 6. Esta the s Trike deadlock inquiry at Headquarters of the Bustamante labour Union disclosed that the situation affecting the workers on the Richmond estate in St. Ann remained unsettled up to yesterday in spite of the fact that every Effort has been made by the Union to bring the Mailer to a satisfactory conclusion. The Union has been in constant communication with his excellency the governor Over the matter and he has been Keps informed of every development. His excellency has advised the Union that the matter is receiving attention and it is confidently expected the w i the i n a Short time an a my c a a settlement of the Issue will i  brought about. It b a -1 r p

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