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Port Arthur News (Newspaper) - March 17, 1940, Port Arthur, Texas Moral basis needed for peace states for subscribers copy Only a in a not to be sold the port Arthur news subscribers copy Only a a a not to be sold thirty ninth . 77. Port Arthur Texas sunday March 17, 1940. 32 pages Price ten cents2 dead. 44 entombed by mine dust nucleus group nine leaders Advance plan for Campaign third term formed in Texas Austin mayor a pay Ferguson push organization in state Austin March 16 up a plans for an organized Campaign in the Home state vice president Garner to Send a Roosevelt instructed delegation to the democratic convention were announced today by mayor Tom Miller Austin. The mayor said formation precinct organizations would be started immediately several radio f falks Over statewide hookups were contemplated and a mass meeting Texas Roosevelt supporters probably would be held Here Early nex1 month. Leaders named in addition to chairman Miller leaders in the Austin third term organization include former governor James e. Ferguson Edward Clark Secretary state under former governor James v. Allred P. Lockhart member the state democratic executive committee g Everett Looney assistant attorney general under Allred t. H. Mcgregor former state senator Harry Acreman executive Secretary the state federation labor Joe Steadham legislative representative the Railroad labor brother hoods and Charles e. Green news paper editor. Miller said members the group a like and respect a . Garner but turn to Page la column 3. Details leading to signing russian finn pact revealed anti nazi Dies peace rumours Trail Welles envoy talks with la Duce As trip nears end Rome March 16 ins a Sumner Welles approaching the end his delicate Mission tonight engaged in a second conference with Premier Mussolini amid a sudden outburst speculation regarding possibilities restoring Western european peace. As president Roosevelt s special emissary talked intensively with la Duce for 70 minutes excited comment swept Rome aroused by an unexpected visit the German ambassador to the italian foreign office and an editorial in marshal i Italo Balboa a paper corriere a Dano. The ambassador Hans Georg von Mackensen called at the foreign office earlier in the Day while Welles was conferring with foreign minister Galeazzo Ciano. Unimpeachable German sources however decried foreign reports that the envoy had delivered Germany so final peace terms for transmit Aion to Welles. The corriere Padang meanwhile editorialized that the american under Secretary states european tour a reflects the realistic opinion White House and United states government circles whose sole in Terest is the quickest restoration peace believing War is equally damaging to europeans and american exports to Japan Are curtailed Washington March 16 ins. A american exports to Japan in february dropped nearly 50 per cent below the january volume the Commerce department reported today. Shipments to Japan were valued at $15,000,000 last month compared with $28,000,000 in january. Officials believed that Japan made heavy purchases in january because uncertainty Over the immediate effect the u. Trade treat abrogation. Sam untermyer death claims noted lawyer Sam untermyer nazi hater Dies in California Palm Springs calif., March 16 up. A Samuel untermyer 82 new York corporation lawyer and crusader for jewish rights died at his Winter Home today. Untermyer had been ill for several weeks. Death came in mid afternoon. Palm Springs for years had been his Winter residence. With the coming cold weather in the East he would come Here to As he put it a sit in the Sun and not flayed nazi policies he had not been As Active in recent years As formerly although he came out with a denunciation German treatment jews and a prediction that hitlers policies would bring economic ruin. He protested As president the non sectarian anti nazi league against German participation in the new York worlds fair. He Long had campaigned for labor and the underdog but wealthy indulged his tastes for Dapper dress. Died in Home untermyer died in his luxurious Home in the heart Palm Springs a desert resort frequented by Holly Wood film stars and wealthy easterners. Untermyer whose Legal fees sometimes ran into millions dollars had a varied interest in the world about him. He organized and headed the first wide scale Boycott German goods. With the same enthusiasm with which he denounced supported politicians social and economic legislation untermyer experimented with Flowers and other plants. To run again Charley Lockhart announces for re election Austin March 16 a a a Charley Lockhart serving his fifth term As state treasurer today announced his candidacy for re election. Lockhart formerly Snyder Scurry county said he had been treasurer Ever since the general fund deficit attained its record height and As such had a much experience in handling the states in the red he added that during his incumbency the Treasury had not lost one cent. I commission will Fly to red capital monday by Max Harrelson Helsinki March 16 up. A a finnish commission will Fly to Moscow monday to Iron out details the new Borders imposed Finland under last tuesdays peace treaty while at Home the nation tackles rehabilitation and the building new defences. Or. Juho k. Paas Kivi minister without portfolio will head the commission. Lifted the curtain As he disclosed these plans and the fact that negotiations for a commercial treaty would begin soon . Paraskivi lifted slightly the curtain which has hidden the peace negotiations in which he participated. He said the finnish delegation left Helsinki secretly by automobile a week ago last wednesday and flew from Stockholm to Moscow. Held five sessions there were five sessions in All he explained and the finnish delegates were treated Well and dined the Best russian food in an atmosphere a cold but Joseph Stalin did not attend the meetings but Premier foreign commissar Vya Chesloff Molotov was present throughout. A . Paas Kivi declared the r sians made no political deman Finland and when finnish Del turn to Page 13, column 4. Triumph Justice is seen by president restocking local area with Quail under Way Roosevelt joins Queen radio convocation in Finland in need Aid sirs Erkko endorses ally pledge brotherhood Man held need world today Washington March 16 up. A president Roosevelt today told a world radio audience that the world is seeking a moral basis for a Quot real peace recognizing the brotherhood Man and guaranteeing the integrity Small nations religious and intellectual Freedom. A today we seek a moral basis for peace a . Roosevelt said speaking from the White House the same program with Queen Wil Helmina the Netherlands diplomats and religious leaders. Endorses allies to Allied and Neutral diplomats who declined to be quoted the speech bore the ring an endorsement the Anglo French War objective nazi Dom a destruction. A it cannot be a real peace if it fails to recognize brotherhood. It cannot be a lasting peace if the fruit its oppression starvation cruelty human life dominated by armed Camps. It cannot be a sound peace if Small nations must live in fear powerful neighbors. It cannot be a moral peace if Freedom from invasion is sold for tribute. It cannot be an intelligent peace if it denies free passage to that knowledge those Luj turn to Page la column a \ i icily manager in Prospect seen Stockholm March 16 ins. A another loan for debt paying Finland was asked tonight by Elias Erkko former finnish foreign minister and now minister to Stockholm in a broadcast the the United states urging american assistance to rebuild the Defeated Republic. Complaining that outside Aid was slow in reaching Finland Erkko said the worlds Quot sympathy was so great that it nearly suffocated a we ask America again to give a helping hand to rebuild our towns villages and Homes. We done to want your men but Only for example a loan which if not very much and which would All be returned to Hope is for men 113 Are saved efforts made to Force fresh air into Shaft As Rock Barrier defies Rescue squad Many affected by a Black Damp St. Blairsville o., March 17 sunday apr at least 22 men were reported Early today to have been killed in a devastating Gas explosion which wrecked a portion the Willow Grove Coal mine yesterday. Sheriff s Deputy Carl Clark Belmont said he was informed 20 bodies had been found. Two men were killed trying to reach 44 men entombed by the blast. St. Blairsville o., March 16 to a forty four men entombed in the explosion torn Willow Grove Coal mine were feared dead tonight. Two men were killed trying to Rescue them. Rescue Crew saved i i 3 other miners most them affected by the death dealing a Black Damp which Fot it port Arthur is awarded meet student councils convention to meet Here in �?T41 Ader elected port arthurian is chosen As Myca area Leader san Antonio March 16 Jpn Joe Ader port Arthur was elected president the Myca older boys conference the Southwest area Council at the second Day session the conference saturday. Christy Sparks Beaumont was chosen vice president and a. C. Webb. Jr., Corpus Christi was elected Secretary. Pat King san Antonio is retiring president. Discusses Oil steal Washington March 16 ins. Francisco Castillo Majera mexican ambassador discussed the claims american Oil companies for their expropriated properties in Mexico during a 30-minute conversation with Secretary state Hull today but said afterwards he had no new development in the controversy to announce. New London revives tragic memories explosion with s simple ceremonies mayor Heare has discussed Job with Dallas Man revealing that he recently had conferred with a port Arthur civic Leader e. A. Wood Dallas City planning Engineer told Dallas newsmen that he was being considered for the position City manager this City the associated press reported saturday night. Mayor talked with him asked if he had been consulted mayor l. C. Heare said that he knew a a major Wood Well and had talked with him a recent visit to Dallas. A i talked with major Wood but not As an authority representing the commission a mayor Heare said. A i think he is a very capable Man. Advising him that port Arthur might fill its position City manager soon i asked him to write us a history his activities. His name has not been brought before the Commisso and he has not formally applied for the position. However Shoul he do so he will be Given full worked with him mayor Heare said he worked with Wood the Public health commission the Texas state planning Board under former governor Allred. Somebody a Quai dinner for next year takes to the air As Earline Dodson pretty port Arthur College coed and Cliff Byrd Secretary the South Texas Hunting and fishing club release three 76 Birds which the club obtained from the game fish and Oyster commis Ion through reps. Harvey Riviere and Dewitt Kinard for restocking the area around port Arthur. Miss Dodson agreed to take part in the proceedings to help the fishing and Hunting club publicize its restocking efforts. Tyler March 16 Jpn a port Arthur High school was awarded the 1941 meeting Over Lubbock at the close the fourth annual Texas association student councils convention Here today. Elpaso High will name the president Secretary and treasurer. Austin Texas High was voted the vice presidency while Corpus Christi a won the right to name the editor the student councilor state Organ. The election system provides for voting the offices to the schools which in turn select the officers. Officials the Hunting and fishing club Hope that each pair Birds will produce the customary family to to 12 youngsters by next season when the area within a to to 15 mile radius the City May become a Happy Hunting ground for Bird shooters. The club obtained the Birds at a Cost 35 cents each and gave them to local citizens to Stock their favorite Hunting spots. Those receiving the Birds for freeing were w. E. Richardson r. L. Rhoden Jasper George Howard Perkins George Woodworth jr., de Pessarra a. Bland s. O. Latimer b. T. Mcwhorter jr., a. A. Gunter Lynn Fuller l. J. Hanson . S. E. White Vernon Fields w. F. Spiegel m. H. Jagoe and i. F. Summerlin. A some the Quail Are banded and sportsmen shooting them next season Are asked to return the bands with data As to the location the Bird to the game fish and Oyster commission at Austin. News staff photographer George Moon stopped the Birds in flight with a shutter Speed 1-1000 a second. Deny report bomb explodes bi0ff asks tribunal for review Case Springfield 111., March 16 ins. A William Bioff powerful chief the Hollywood movie labor unions today petitioned the Illinois supreme court for a review the six months sentence imposed him 18 years ago following his conviction pandering. The Appeal to the supreme court came As a result Bioff a failure yesterday to obtain a writ Hareas Corpus in the court chief Justice John Prystalski the criminal court in Chicago. By Joe Gallagher new London Texas March 17 sunday ins a three years ago tomorrow was a Black Day for this Oil producing Section Texas. The people who talk about March 8 usually Call it a Black the rest grimly shake their Heads and say nothing. Indeed it was one the blackest Days in this any other state. On that Date a Gas explosion ripped and Tore through a Beautiful building snuffing out the lives nearly 300 school children and teachers in a manner that turned minions sympathetic eyes to this Little Oil Center. Not ashamed tears Mere words could never describe the horror that afternoon and night. Men who were called Quot hardened sex soldiers Oil Field roustabout doctors policemen and reporters weren to ashamed when tears swelled up in their eyes. After All they were human. Perhaps that explains who sumo residents switch the conversation to other channels when the explosion is mentioned. Others say that this anniversary they Arentt remembering the huge pile twisted steel and broken masonry that covered the scores mangled bodies. Turn to Page 13, column i jumps to her death Kansas City March 16 ins. Ill influenza and asthma mrs. Emma Monsour 45, plunged from the roof the 29-Story southwestern Bell Telephone building this afternoon to her death. She fell the roof a five Story adjoining Structure. A suicide verdict was returned. Twins plan meeting Waco March 16 a a a Lois and Louise Bailey presidents the Baylor twin club said today that 15 governors have designated twin delegates from their states to the second annual Texas College twin convention the Baylor University Campus april 5 and 6. Rift Between Britain and Kennedy is fairy tales Washington March 16 ins. A Secretary state Hull today formally denied a report carried by dub the official German news Agency that relations Between the British government and Joseph p. Kennedy american ambassador to London have become a a strained because Kennedy a asserted criticism British War policy. Hull in a statement said a this is clearly intended to be a trouble making Story. It is wholly unsupported by any Kennedy termed it the worst kind a fairy tale Mansfield to run again Washington March 16 a a representative Mansfield . Said today he would be a candidate for reelection. Mansfield recovering in a Hospital from an operation added he expected to leave there in a few Days. None injured in blast at new York terminal new York March 16 up a a time bomb that had been placed in a suitcase exploded in the grand Central terminal baggage room today. No one was injured and there was Little damage but too police converged the station in a drive to solve the bombing which came after a series telephoned warnings recently that the Mammoth terminal would be blown up. Police the bomb and sabotage squad found an unexploded bomb in the wreckage and assumed that it was identical with the one that exploded. It was contrived from a can filled with Black powder and wired to two watches. Nine men Frozen \ Mexico City March 16 ins. A following Mexico City a first Snow storm in 33 years police tonight found the bodies nine men huddled in doorways alleys covered with ice and Snow. P. to talk Here at Myca p. B. Doty Beaumont will be the speaker at the port Arthur my can a annual membership banquet to be held at 7 30 p. In. Tuesday March 26, in the american legion clubhouse Lakeshore drive. Women the 8 and 40 Salon will serve the dinner which will be open to the Public. In making the announcement saturday Henry c. Crawford chairman the banquet program committee said entertainment features Ara being lined up. Doty president Beaumont a first National Bank has been a Leader in Beaumont and Southwest Myca work a Long time. At present a member the Beaumont y Board he had an important part in the building program that culminated in the $400,000 Plant there. 8 die in fire Mother 7 children burned to death in Home Lowed a Noonday blast. Officials the Hanna Coal company owners the mine thre Miles South Here declined to speculate the miners Fate. The 44 were Cut off from fresh air and entombed behind a Rock Barrier. All believed dead a but they re All dead a they live through that blast Quot said Frank Opatrny one the rescued men. This View was shared by his fellow workers. Desperate attempts to Contact the imprisoned men failed. While Rescue Crews battered at the Rock Wall a some thought it would take All night to break through a efforts were made to Force fresh air to the men Down a 90-foot Shaft. 157 were in mine a revised Check by r. L. Ireland company president showed that 157 men were in the hug mine when the Accident occurred. Many gained safety through the air Shaft located at the end the three mile Long a Drift a horizontal mine. A the Way we saw men scattered All Over the lot a said John Toworoski 33, Neffs. Harry Stanley declared a it looks George Strain asserted that the length time the men lived depended the amount air available in the area where they were trapped. Strain state director Industrial relations was in charge Ohio mine Rescue Crews. No Chance escape mine attaches later expressed belief Toworoski had noticed Soma the men who had been temporarily overcome by Gas and were saved. A thorough Check tonight showed All men accounted for except those in the explosion area. There was no Chance for the entombed men to escape except via turn to Page 13, column 4. Texas Man kills then self Heber Springs ark., March 16 ins a a 36-year-old Mother and seven her ten children were burned to death today As flames undetermined origin Sosa it their five room farm Home near Shirley in the Mountain Section North Arkansas. The woman was mrs. Sallie Allen. Her husband Otis Allen and her brother j. R. Treas 48, were seriously burned. The two men walked a Quarter a mile to the Home the nearest neighbor for Aid and later were taken to hospitals. The news annual free cooking school scheduled March 26 to 29 newcomer mrs. Thurn will lecture port Arthur women have greeted with elation the announcement that the news annual free cooking school will be held at memorial armory Lakeshore drive March 26-29. Mrs. George thurn lecturer and Home economics specialist will conduct the school this year. Mrs. Thurn will be a newcomer to port Arthur. She has been procured by the news to conduct the 1940 school because her Long experience As a specialist in the Field Home economics. Has timely hints mrs. Thurn will demonstrate and lecture in a Model Kitchen and will paint the picture homemaking so simply and yet so attractively with timely suggestions and practical rules that the oldest and youngest housewife attending will carry something her creative spirit away. Mrs. Thurn will give port Arthur housewives the desire for the trial new things and the sympathy to meet changing new conditions. Too she will show them what real a House wifely entertainment consists and How simply preparations for special occasions can be made. It is the Hope the news and the co operating merchants the Forney Texas March 16 up. A a jealous 50-year-old spa worker slew his wife and then fatally shot himself today Justice the peace Madison Brooks said in returning a murder suicide verdict in the deaths . And mrs. Joe l. Arbuckle. Deputy sheriff d. E. Hamm said Arbuckle fired at his wife with a borrowed Shotgun As she was walking away from the House. They had separated he said. Hamm said Arbuckle then returned to the House and blew off part his head with another shot from the gun. British get protest from latin nations Washington March 16 up a the 21 american nations unanimously protested to great Britain today against the sinking a German freighter in brazilian Waters and once More appealed to belligerents to keep the War away from j the american neutrality zone. The protest made Public today i by the state department resulted i from scuttling the 3771-ton Gei i Man freighter Walkama off the brazilian coast february 12 after it had been intercepted by British warships. City that every housewife in port Arthur will make it her business to attend every session the four Day school. Awards to be made j receives Palms memorial armory Lakeshore Vatican City March 16 Ute drive with plenty parking space a Pope Pius Xii today received the w ill make convenient Headquarters j customary gift Palms the eve for the up to the minute free Cook Palm sunday. Ing school. Awards will be made daily in addition to which the usual grand prizes donated by local merchants will be Given away Friday. Again As usual no children under 12 years age will be admitted to the auditorium. Low tide Ltd a. In Imi a. Weather report ast i local f sunday Litt moderate the the coast. Today s tides High tide s 37 a. An. 11 Low tide s -02 a. Wirtly Cloudy p. In

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