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Miami Daily News Record (Newspaper) - March 17, 1940, Miami, Oklahoma Associated press leased wire Miami daily news record \ it a. Xxxvii to. In Oban bad fire Ernnist it Kic it to turd and Moraine or Laal Nava retard a Millikin t Ca. Inc Miami. Okla., Sonday. March 17. 1040 off at i Ubl ration a Strati and drat Aronat a it. Erice five cent sensations Are forecast from wire tap probe senators hint of political espionage reaching into half dozen state but Jack Bell Washington March 16�?lf a a projected congressional investigation of wire upping interested senators hinted today May unfold a sensational Story of political espionage reaching into a half dozen or More states. Proponents predicated that the Senate audit and control committee would approve next wednesday a Resolution by senator Green . To provide $25,000 for an inquiry by the interstate Commerce committee. They said speedy Senate action would be urged to get the investigation under Way. It was disclosed that tentative plans have been made to summon numerous state and Federal officials As Well As officers and employees of some private detective agencies. They would be questioned about what some senators described As an apparent a a network of political espionage in several state capitals. Six states mentioned states mentioned by committee members As Likely to figure in the inquiry included Rhode Island new York. Colorado Pennsylvania Massachusetts and California. The committee has received reports it was Learned of the surreptitious hanging of a microphone in a governors office the tapping of the Telephone lines of a state attorney general and the use of re cording discs to reproduce the conversations of Public officials. If it is Given the a go ahead Sig rial the committee also is expected to inquire into the listening devices by government agencies particularly the Federal Bureau of investigation and the alcohol tax unit in obtaining leads on criminal cases. Federal grand jury Art Green said his chief interest in the inquiry was entered in hts Home state of Rhode Island where a Federal grand jury investigation of alleged tapping of state officials wires was ordered recently. Senator Johnson . Said he would insist if the inquiry were ordered that certain Colorado citizens be called for testimony concerning the placing of a microphone in the office of former gov. Teller Ammons who succeeded Johnson As chief executive of the state. Some members said the recent denial by j. Edgar Hoover that the a men Ever had used wire tapping in violation of existing Laws would not deter the committee from looking into the instances where the continued on Page two a help Miami and a greater Miami will help you a is rallying cry of chamber preparing to Start 50-Man committee on annual membership Campaign organization Points to achievements of past year and avows intention to continue quest for More industries and More jobs. Long Range civic planning together with past achievements showing new Industry new business and new jobs within Miami the last year will be called to the attention of main Street this week. A 50-Man committee headed by r. W. Chat Skinner will ask Miami business men to support generously the organization which has been partly responsible at least for the louder and More frequent rings at the Cash Register these past 12 months. The Miami chamber of Commerce. With a definite 1940 program already charted is desirous of continuing its quest for additional industries and More jobs for the unemployed. To do that it must like any other organization have Money. Future growth at stake thus the 50 Man committee largest Ever assembled for a drive of this kind has been charged with the assignment of making main. Gram has been divided among to committees during the last year. Each functioned and most showed Concrete evidence of gains in bringing More Dollar to Miami and creating More opportunities for work. These committees have worked under these classifications agriculture conventions education. Fire prevention governmental highways Industrial merchants division publicity and traffic. It is interesting to note that five years ago there were 450 jobs available to local residents in Miami industries. Today there Are More than Foo jobs with an annual payroll of More than $800,000. Three industries sought a if successful in locating three industries we Are working on at this time there will he 675 More employed by the end of this an organization statement said saturday. A this would bring out tuneful Day is Given Miami by 16 h. S. Bands they dont know what9a in the cards Parade delights throngs of spectators night concert pleases capacity Crow counties revive Indian tax fight commissioners association in new drive for Back levies of $100,000,000 Oklahoma City March 16�? and a new drive to recover from the Federal government $100,000,-000 in Back levies on tax exempt Indian lands and Oil was started today by the Oklahoma county commissioners association. Wayne d. Phillips of Oklahoma City named to press the claims said the commissioners would seek to have the government pay directly to the counties their two thirds share of the Money with the remainder going to the state. He said the commissioners efforts were Independent of a state move started in 1936, when former gov. E. W. Marland contracted with Clifford King and Albert Hunt Oklahoma City attorneys to seek payment of the funds. The attorneys were to receive a percent of any monies collected. The contract was renewed when gov. Leon c. Phillips took office. Wayne Phillips said a Bill to pay the states claims was reported favourably by the House but now is lying dormant before the Senate Indian affairs committee. The committee he said held a hearing on the measure May 6, 1938, but has taken no action since mat Date. Phillips an associate of former gov. M. E. Trapp said he would leave for Washington soon to press the claims. Meanwhile he added letters would be sent to every member of the Oklahoma Congres-1 Siona delegation urging support of the measure. In addition meetings already have been scheduled in each of the congressional districts starting in Oklahoma City March 25. Phillips said he would explain the commissioner a stand at each of j the meetings and Endeavor to interest local resilient in the drive. A there is no doubt about the justness of the he added. A i am certain the state will collect the Money some Day and it might a or he ail editorial sudden wealth gave Miami its Start. Rich deposits in Lead and Zinc brought amazing fortunes. Yet this Wasny to a Boom town. Of it had been there would be fewer not More people living Here now. Men who reaped the most from the Prairies surrounding this Community gave generously of their time and Money to plan future growth. Practical visionaries they charted a City which would thrive in future years. Miami now has nearly 10,000 inhabitants. It he As even surpassed the growth Early Day leaders held out for this Community. Population increases in the next to years depend upon the citizens who will give their time to civic planning. Investments too must be made in order to accommodate the demands for More housing and More business locations. It is the business Many a Job. An organization which is composed of men working toward one end is conducting its annual membership drive this week. The chamber of Commerce which will Aid in plans for future Progress needs business support. A budget of $10,000 would insure Success of the program already drafted. Its up to local people to boost Miami. Street conscious thai greater sales volumes during the last year a did no to just these men will say that future growth is contingent upon the co operation extended them by business firms. More people mean More sales and More Industry sneer More jobs. Beginning tuesday with a 7 45 of clock Kiek Oft breakfast at hotel Miami skinners heavily manned staff will prepare to scour the business Section. Their sales talk if some merchants View it As such will be simple. Worded tersely it will be a help Miami and a greater Miami will help the chamber a energetic pro total employed in Miami industries to 1,475.�?� the c. Of c. Did not reveal the types of industries being sought Here at present but indicated Chancel for their location in Miami Are a unusually the Patterson manufacturing company which has employed around 250 persons has Quot done much to bolster the sports of an already industrially minded Miami a a chamber spokesman said. Other goals of 1940 for 1940, the organization has definitely arranged projects to swell business volume and to stimulate a population growth. Continued on Page two raid by Only 24 hostile bombers might Block the Panama canal for months War dept. Tells Senate Washington March 16�?cli a a War department official estimate that a single raid by As few As 24 hostile bombers might Block the Panama canal for months was disclosed today. In testimony Given the Senate appropriations committee behind closed doors . George v. Strong of the general staff added that the dispatch of such a Force was a Well within the capabilities of several foreign though the canals Garrison has been strongly reinforced since the european War started general Strong reported that recent exhaustive studies and tests by military officials had shown that air attacks could be Quot readily launch beauteous Portia de daily from a single aircraft Carrier or from a relatively Small land air base. Sabotage More feared even More feared he said is sabotage particularly by a ship Laden with hidden explosives. Strong was testifying in support of president Roosevelt a request for a $15,000,000 appropriation to Start work on a $277,000,000 third set of locks. The House struck the item from the War departments civil functions appropriation. A House committee argued that so Little preliminary work had been done that the expenditure could be postponed without delaying completion of the locks four to six years hence. Strong contended however that haste was so essential in View of unsettled world conditions that a we will he fortunate indeed if the vital need of assured passage i through the canal does not confront us before such construction can be the officer is director of the army a War plans division. He testified that armed forces alone would not suffice to guarantee full Protection against sabotage and Aerial bombardment and thus could not make certain that the Fleet could shuttle Between the Atlantic and Pacific in an emergency. The War department believed he said that the projected third set of locks to be reserved exclusively for the Navy in an emergency would reduce sabotage and bombing hazards by at least 50 percent sixteen Tri state High school bands their brilliantly coloured attire making a spectacular main Street scene went on review before thousands of it eople Here saturday. The occasion was the third annual Miami band festival. Then last night under the Bias tearful direction of la. F. Nut of Chicago guest conductor an 130-piece band hand picked from the More than 700 youngsters who thronged tile City thrilled a capacity audience with a polished concert performance. In northeastern Junior College gym the band played Quot on Straw Nee Road Quot and the a travel Era at the outset of its program. Eight boys and girls whose deft hands swiftly and effortlessly waved flags then demonstrated a new feat ure Iii concert programs. The gym was packed extra bleachers were filled and Many stood at the Entrance and in the hallways to hear the program. The weather is in tune during the Day the visiting band students stepped Down main Street in a morning Parade while crowds lined either Side of the pavement to watch the spectacle under a warm Sun. Ideal weather prevailed throughout the Day. Special concerts through the Day gave each visiting band an Opportunity to play for constructive criticism. I his or Nutt accomplished on schedule As parents and friends of the musicians listened to the numbers. Luncheon at College at noon the Board of directors of the chamber of Commerce which helped the Junior College Ami Tri state bandmaster in sponsorship of the program were guests of the College at a luncheon serve. In the girls dormitory. J. La. Grf Fin of the chamber of Commerce introduced the directors of his organization. Director Nutt spoke on the a appreciation of music and Sabin c. 1�?~ercefull. College president made a Short address. 1�?~arade ahead of time the Parade unique in that it left die starting Point at the High school at 10 59 a. Rn., one minute before it was scheduled to move was led by the Gold and Black Clad band of Vinita High school Welch Baxter Springs Commerce Ami Pryor followed in that order. Then came Galena Fairland Chetopa Delaware and Altamont bands. The Blue and White Carthage unit followed with Afton Jay Grove and Miami bands at the rear. Red White and Blue the colors that Are meaningful wherever americans gather were predominant in the ranks of the Bondsmen. J heir Batons twirling trim drum majors most of them girls led most of the units. Crowds a continued on Page two la. S. Easing out of Turkey Island Case Tulsa March 16�? a1 the government moved today to ease itself from litigation involving land needed for the grand River dam. Whit y. Mauzy United states attorney filed a motion asking dismissal of the government and superintendents of Oklahoma Indian tribes As co defendants in a suit brought by the grand River dam authority for condemnation of Turkey Island in the grand River. The suit filed about 60 Days ago also listed several indians As defendants. Mauzy contended the government could not be sued because it had not granted permission for the suit. Waiting for something to happen on the Western front these German soldiers according to nazi censor s caption while away their time playing cards and listening to the radio. Only in background is there hint of War. There a sentry beside an anti aircraft gun. Scans the skies with held glasses and steel helmets Are parked handily atop the sodded Blockhouse. A Well keep Gates open and let them finish it a Phillips says Grda maps wide Power marketing nazis hint of new Surpris Eberlin jubilant talking of event this week to show Italy is on German Side by Loi is p. Iak it Ner Berlin March 16 Civ fivefold dividends have accrued to nazi Germany through the recent visit to Rome of foreign minister Joachim von rih Lintrop the Hest in formed German observers said tonight. They Are 1. Italy and Germany Drew closer together than Ever. 2. All around appeasement of the Balkans seems assured. 3. Foundations have been Laid for italian soviet rapprochement. 4. Von Ribbentrop stalk with Pope Pius Xii evoked the most favourable reaction in Neutral Spain. 6. The German foreign minister was Able to give Benito Mussolini some last minute German messages for Sumner Welles president Roosevelt a super re Poi Ter. World to be startled buttonhole any Wilheln Strasse official these Days and he will Tell you mysteriously that next week continued on Page two eight Burn to death i farmhouse Blaze Shirley ark., March 16 Lii eight members of a family were burned to death Aud two others were injured seriously when fire destroyed a four room farm Home five Miles West of Here today. Three other a teen a boys in the family escaped injury. Mrs. Sal i in Allen 39, and six of her Al children were trapped in a bedroom and died to re tiler. Her 17-year-old son Ernest after escaping from my flames by jumping out a window died when he plunged Back into the Houge in an Effort to save the others. The father Atis Allen 40, and his brother in Law Tom Arcese 48, were burned seriously fighting the fire. Sheriff Freeman daddy said origin of the fire had not been determined. An aggressive Campaign to mar Ket Power from the grand River dam was launched saturday As All signs indicated an end to martial Law invoked against the project by gov Leon c. Phillips. Meanwhile grand River dam authority attorneys prepared to contest the governor s application for a permanent injunction against closing of the dam until the state is assured of payment for damages to highways and Bridges in the Reservoir area. District judge w. M. Thomas will hear the suit wednesday at Miami. As three guardsmen continued to a a observed Progress construction went ahead full blast at the dam site saturday r. G. Stow All jr., a Massman construction company official asserted workmen would carry the controversial Quot Arch no. 6�?� still higher Quot within a few Power line plan studied. In Vinita Grda chief Engineer Vav. K. Holway disclosed he was studying plans for a 110,000-Volt transmission line that will carry grand River Power into the heart of an area now served by private Utility firms. His announcement came on the heels of a declaration in Muskogee by Ray Mcnaughton Grda chairman that the authority is in favor of marketing Low Cost Power in order that the state May a have some advantage to overcome an unfortunate freight rate late saturday governor Phillips said he might cancel a projected Aerial trip to los Angeles scheduled for monday because of the grand River dam controversy and other pressing business. The governor conferred with col. Phillip s. Donnell Dean of the a. A m. School of engineering concerning the amount of work he should permit at the dam. Donnell reported All the project except six openings could lie completed without risk of inundating roads in the area. These openings he said could be closed in a Day. A no Fine Hurt a Phillips says a a we la keep the Gates open and let them finish the rest of it a Phillips conceded. A no one has been Hurt and we Haven to been out any the Concession by Phillips who earlier in the week had sought to enjoin Grda from pouring Concrete on the final Arch past Elevation 760, immediately aroused speculation it was believed the state continued on Dago two Eire fighter Burns to death at Neosho of amp we i i wet kit Grace Tainsh. Once voted most Beautiful coed at Washington Square College n. Y. A pictured As she War admitted to the oar of new York. Although fee As an artist Mode helped pay tier Way through Law school she said a everybody has forgotten that Beauty us by Neosho mo., March Cly lds de Lair no 6h, a charter member of Neosho a Volunteer fire department burned to death today while fighting a big grass fire in the Neosho Heights residential Section. Coroner Corley Thompson expressed the opinion la in to either suffered a heart attack or was overcome by smoke and fell into the names. War Lull broken president and by i he associated t Russ president Roosevelt once More pointed the Way toward world peace yesterday even As activity picked up on the stalemated Western front now Europe Only land War theater and As Britain lost two More naval trawlers. A today we seek a moral Basta for peace a the president said in an International broadcast from the White House in connection with a Christian foreign service convocation Iii new York. A it cannot be a real peace if it fails to recognize brotherhood a or. Roosevelt declared. A it cannot be a lasting a a each if the fruit of it is oppression or starvation or cruelty or human life dominated by armed Camps. It cannot lie a sound peace if Small nation must live in fear of powerful in a speech from the Hague to the conference Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands aka lolled for an end of world strife and prayed that Mankind might a elem to Bec through the eyes of on fest front and at sen As dutch Queen speak out for Peacem damians Hurt in Auto wreckers. To. H. Kanady seriously injured others of family Hurt in Arkansas or. G h. Kanady so c Street Northeast injured seriously saturday morning when a car in which she a Riding skidded and Over turned on Loose gravel South of Waldron ark., was said to he in a Quot satisfactory condition at St. Edwards Hospital in fort Smith late lust night. Or. Kanady manager of the j. A. Penney store Here and his daughter Mary Emma were injured but the former a released from the Hospital after receiving first Aid treatment and the lat terms condition was said to be miss Jean Ady Miami school teacher residing at 31 x a Street Northwest and Hilly Kanady son of die Slot , Jtj Al without serious injury. They both received bruises and the latter scratches. I lie five were in route to Murfreesboro ark., to spend die week end when the mishap occurred. Miss Ady and Billy Kanady a High school Sophomore returned Here by train Early saturday night. The store manager remained at the fort Smith Hospital with his wife and daughter. Mrs. Kanady received fractures to two vertebrae in Lier neck and severe bruises. Mer daughter a senior at Miami High school was Cut at the Back of the head and bruised severely. She was thrown out of the vehicle when it overturned. An attendant at the fort Smith Hospital a indicated the girl would not be required to remain in the Hospital longer than a Day or two mrs. Kanady however probably will remain there for some time the injured were removed to the Hospital by passing operation fails to save boy Spokane wash., March 16.�? .41 an emergency operation performed with a Penknife in a desperate attempt to save the life of Danny Noveh 7, proved futile today when the weakened youth died of a severe Throat infection. Or. It. E. Stuard City health officer performed the operation at the Novich Home opening the Hoy Throat and inserting a Metal tube to restore the child breathing. Danny lived for eight hours. The father r. I. Novich gave permission to perform the operation with the knife deciding time a too Short to Send for surgical instruments. However As the two Heads of Neutral states voiced Mace sentiments on the eve of holy week French Aerial scouts reported germans were building up their air Fleet strength at airports in the rear of the West Wall. Artillery on both sides of the Western front boomed in the Region of the Saar. Two More trawler sunk at sea German mines claimed two British naval trawlers the Peridot and the Maida and several merchantmen. The commander and five crewmen of the Matija were believe lost. The Crew of the Peridot was saved. In the air die British announced their bomber Hail flown Over German occupied Poland for the second time since the War began and Over Helgoland bight. In Berlin the germans said their planes had shot Down a French captive balloon East of Breisach Baden province Germany. Finland tackled the disheartening task of rehabilitation and the budding of new defense behind her restricted Borders. A finnish Frontier comte Aaion will Fly to Moscow monday to Complete details of the Little republics new frontiers forced Back by the treaty ending the russian finnish War. Another neutrality protest another protest against the violation of the american neutrality zone was dispatched to London by the 21 american republics. It grew out of the scuttling of the 3,771-ton German freighter Walkama off Brazil last month when she a intercepted by a British Cruiser while attempting to run the British blockade. The United states touring fact finder Sumner willies concluded his talks with european statesmen in Rome with a Long and cordial conversations with Premier Mussolini and italian foreign minister count Cia no. After an audience with Pope Pius Xii monday Welles will sail for the United states. Country club will hear of Golf plans Miami country club members who attend a Stag party at the clubhouse monday night will hear a Brief outline of the coming season s Golf program it was announced saturday. Inter City club matches have been discussed with other clubs and other competitive events Are being considered. Dinner will be served at 6 30 o clock by Bert Coleman s entertainment committee. Daughter of Haskell into Congress race san Antonio March 16�?ld a mrs. Frances Haskell Edmonson daughter of Charles n. Haskell Oklahoma a first governor announced today her candidacy for Congress from the twentieth Texa District. Rep. Paul j. Kilday of san Antonio now holds the Gas veils Fate of 46 men Rescue workers killed by a Black Damp in Ohio pit i to miners saved St. Blairsville. Ohio March 16.�? tip a Blanket of death dealing Quot Black Damp tonight enveloped the Fate of 46 miners trapped by an explosion in the Willow Grove Coal mine. Two Rescue workers were killed. Some of the 160 other miners rescued after a terrific blast rocked the mine at noon expressed fears for the lives of the 46. A on the Way out we saw men scattered All Over the lot a said John Toworoski 33. Harry Stanley declared Quot it looks r. L. Ireland president of the Hanna Coal company owners of the mine announced that the 160 of the 206 men working in the pits had been accounted for. Moat of them gained safety through an air Shaft at the head of the three mile Long a Drift a or horizontal mine. Quot Black Damp kills two John Richards mine superintendent and Howard Sanders tipple Boss lost their lives in a during Rescue Effort. They were killed by the treacherous Quot Black Damp a a Gas which forms in mines after an explosion. Nearly All of the 160 were affected by the Gas to some extent. Scores were treated at an emergency Hospital set up in the min office basement but there was no immediate indication How Many were in serious condition. An undetermined Numier were reported Hurt. 13 gut on Stretcher fifteen men were carried out on stretchers at one time As thousands of persons Many of them tearful wives crowded around the Entrance of the mine located three Miles South of Here. The mine was one of the most modern in Ohio equipped with tha latest air conditioning safeguards. Fire broke out after the blast which presumably was caused by Gas or Coal dust. It later was brought under control. Rescue Crew wearing Gas masks Aud carrying cages of canaries to teat air conditions hoped to break through the Wall of Quot Idi. Damp before Midnight to where Tho 46 were believed entombed behind a Rock Tarrier. Contact efforts fail All efforts to Contact the trapped men had failed. Ireland in hip boots and work clothes was directing Rescue operations personally. Huge pumps were utilized in an Effort to suck the a Black Damp from the pit. Scores of Rescue workers some of whom had been culled Only two months ago to a mine at Hartley in neighbouring West Virginia to remove 91 blast victim were pressed into emergency Bervie Here. A mine car speeding madly out of control shot out of the Entrance at noon an unconscious operator at the Driver Post. This a the first indication that a blast had occurred. Steve Alexia the operator was overcome by a Black Damp after the explosion wrecked the ventilating system of the mine three Miles South of Here. Richards Sanders and four other men plunged into the Rescue work without Gas masks and were overcome after going Only 156 feet. The other were revived. Both the Ohio division of mines and the United states Bureau of mines at in itt Burgh ent specially equipped Rescue cars to the Cene located Iii a Hilly District. The weather Oklahoma fair sunday and monday colder monday. Kansas a increasing cloudiness West and North fair Southeast sunday colder West and North portion sunday afternoon monday fair and colder. Arkansas fair sunday and monday cooler in West and Central portions monday. Missouri fair sunday and monday warmer Southeast and East Central sunday colder Northwest by sunday night colder monday. Outlook for the week Little precipitation throughout the week colder monday and again at end of the week Wanner wednesday and thursday mean temperature will be generally above 40 Northern portion of District and above 50 in Southern part of District. Temperatures in Miami from 2 p. In. Friday until 8 of clock saturday night 2 p. M.691 6 a. 42 4 p. M.72 8 a na.42 6 p. 68 to a. Rn.,.,.56 8 p. In .59 noon .65. .55 2 p. 70 .52 4 p. 72,50 6 a ,69. .43, 8 p. In .68 to p. In. Midnight. 2 am. 4 a. A

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