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San Antonio Light (Newspaper) - March 17, 1940, San Antonio, Texas Carrier delivered this edition is for Home subscribers Only and is not for Sale on the Street. Late morning first Section of local state world news. Vol. 58. Published by the Light pull so san company sunday March one Hundred pages. Vol. 58. 60 feared trapped by. Mine blast two would be rescuers Are killed by Black Damp As they Rush into Shaft telephonic Contact with disaster Section broken Rescue Crews push on St. Blairsville Ohio March miners Are trap Ped in Section 22 South of the blast torn Willow Grove mine Adolph Pacifico president of the United mine workers of Ohio said tonight. Pacl Flo s figure was based on Survey of 0. M. W. Members involved in the explosion he said. St. Blairsville Ohio March fears were Felt tonight for i least 40 men trapped in the nearby Willow Grove mine of the Hanna Coal company by an v explosion that claimed the lives of two rescuers. Fighting the dread Black Damp that fatally gassed two mine Bosses this afternoon Rescue Crews worked slowly toward the Section 22 South which held the Fate of some two score miners. Listing of survivors was hampered As victims staggered or were carried to safety from scattered emergency exits. At least 108 of the 200 miners underground when the explosion let Loose had been accounted for while company officials estimated that from 120 to 140 men had been brought up no Contact made no or direct been made with Section 22. Officiate talked by mine Telephone with survivors in other sections. Power company spokesmen re ported that current was available in the mine and it was feared the Amienee from one Section might indicate a heavy loss of life l thin possibility Wui. Strengthened by the word of one survivor John Kaleckas of Fairpoint Ohio who Eald at Bellaire Hospital this thing is a whole lot worse than you Fellows think. They re pushing dead men off the mine tracks to get Back to the live floors fair mine superintendent John Rich Ards and Foreman Harry Sanders were floored by when they rushed into the mine Entrance shortly after the first alarm. Both died in a Martins ferry Hospital hours later. Willow Grove mine visited in 1935 by mrs. Franklin d. Roosevelt lies about is Miles due West of Bel Lalure Ohio and 5 Miles Southeast i of St. Blairsville company spokes men said it was one of the most modern in Ohio and had a perfect safety record during its five year history. First news of the explosion came mine Headquarters reported when Steve Olexa a trip Driver col lapsed and fell off his machine it reached the surface. He had been overcome by . Although no masks were available immediately Richards and Sanders rushed to the Entrance but had Only moved a Short distance before they were jelled. Rescuers summoned Rescue Crews were hastily summoned from All surrounding areas end ambulances and fire fighting Crews were called from Bellaire Yorkville and Wheeling w. A. Highways leading to the scene were jammed. The first identified victim of the explosion was brought up about three hours afterwards and rushed in a Semi conscious condition to Martins ferry Hospital he was Mike paltry 52, of St Blairsville. Joe Knappik of Fairpoint Ohio an iceman reported working with a Rescue Crew was brought up with a broken Back. These were the first listed As injured. New stay granted condemned negro Austin. March White negro convicted in Mont Gomry county for criminal assault on a White woman and sentenced to die March 15 in the electric chair today had been granted a 20-Day additional stay of execution. T. C. Andrews member of the state Board of pardons had Dis closed today that the United states supreme court had asked additional time to study White s Case. Attorneys for White appealed the Case on the grounds that neither the grand jury which indicted him or the jury which tried him had negro jurors. French balloon downed by nazis Berlin March French captive observation balloon rns shot Down to any by n German Pursuit plane Over by Elench in the front zone the German command announced tonight. Survives voltage Alfred Hernandez s hands Are burned. Attempt to free Kite from wire costs father s life. Dutch shipping halted government advises end to All sailings. London March the Netherlands government today advised All shipping companies to suspend sailings until further notice in was stated in a Reuter dispatch quoting the Amsterdam Tele Graaf today. . Girl chosen Ideal at College Denton March ing the Ideal american miss Cathryne Pool of san Antonio was crowned Queen of the Redbud in a ceremony at Texas state College for women in sunday night which climaxed the College s second an Nual self development week pro Gram. Miss poo was chosen by a com Mittee of judges from 58 Redbud princesses elected by popular vote. Miss Pool the daughter of or. And mrs. Carl l. Pool 415 West French place is a senior at the col lege majoring in history and she is vice president of the student body. 812 volunteers reach Finland London March Only 812 volunteers reached Fin land from England during the War with Russia the finnish delegation revealed tonight. Of these 434 were British while Hungary supplied the astonishingly Large number of 320. One american was listed. Pilot errs but escapes Germany Berlin March ing Ife bearings a French army plane landed in the Saar Terri tory today according to d.n3. German news Agency. As soon As the Pilot noticed his error he took off and escaped. Dad killed freeing snagged Kite tosses Copper wire Over Power line son Hurt an attempt to retrieve his son s entangled Kite saturday afternoon caused the electrocution of Jose Hernandez of 334 Moore Street rail Road labourer. His son Alfred. 10. Suffered Burns on his hands and feet and is under treatment at the Robert b. Green Hospital. When the Kite became entangled in Power wires the elder Hernandez threw a piece of Copper wire up in an Effort to dislodge it. The Copper wire touched a 4400-Volt Power line and Hernandez died instantly. The boy was also touching the wire but somehow escaped death. Justice of the peace o. L. Wiley conducted an inquest and gave an accidental death verdict. Also surviving Are the widow mrs. Francisca Hernandez and daughters. Fornasa. 18 Juana 17 Lola 14 Salmona. 7. And Cecelia 5. Turkey Hunting causes 2 deaths Monroeville Ala. March 16. A Turkey Hunting Accident tonight had brought death to two men one dying from a Bullet wound and the other from a heart attack. According to officers Ellis Rawls had gone Turkey Hunting with George at what he believed to be a Turkey. When he reached the scene he discovered he had shot his com Panion by mistake. Mccall s father Thomas Mccall was summoned to the scene. When lie arrived he fell dead of a heart attack. Philly orchestra dismissals probed Philadelphia March co conductors Leopold Stokowski and Eugene Ormandy of the famed Philadelphia orchestra May be cited for disciplinary action to the Amer ican federation of musicians Over the firing of eight members of the orchestra it was indicated today. Officials of local 77, musicians protective association said the decision must await full inquiry into the dismissals which were announced thursday. Fire in Atlanta Blaze sweeps downtown Block Atlanta ga., March flames tonight swept the Standard feed and milling company s Block Long warehouse virtually demolished the n. C. And St. L. Railroad freight House damaged a number of other buildings and trapped a Georgia Railroad passenger train at Union station. The fire apparently spread by a series of minor explosions grew rapidly and All available fare fight ing equipment was required to control the Blaze. Fire department officials said no one had been reported injured. Damage was estimated unofficially at Tram to War at a glance Roosevelt in speech declares u. S. Never will collaborate in a peace ratify ing nazi red territorial conquests. Welles again confers with Musso Lini. Rome seethes with rumours of new German peace drive. And Sweden to strengthen de lenses in fear of Russia Finland planning reconstruction looks to scandinavian Mutual Aid pact. Carol veers Rumania toward nazi red Axis. Of government forecast with general Gamelin slated for Strong voice in War activities. Shakeup demanded department of Supply under fire commissions paid business men charge. Lodges formal protest with Over Border clash on Sana 1 in Island. 0 Al radio report says several warships damaged in Scapa flow night attack new York. March ins damaging several British War ships German fighting planes to night attacked Scapa flow Accord ing to a Berlin broadcast picked up by c. B. S. In new York. In the midst of a musical pro Gram the German announcer broke in with during the evening hours of March 16 the German air Force at tacked Scapa plow. Several British battleships and cruisers were hit by bombs and badly damaged. Besides this several Aird Romes were attacked and bombed in spite of Strong Pursuit counter of Talacki and anti aircraft fire. The German planes carried through their flights successfully and returned without any London. March 17 quarters would make no comment this morning on a Ger Man claim that nazi planes at tacked the British Fleet at Scapa plow and damaged several ships. San Antonian 73, takes own life prank Kruegar 73. Took h is own life by hanging himself to a Rafter in the bathroom of his Home at 450 University Street saturday night according to a verdict returned by Justice of the peace o. L. Wiley. His wife mrs. Ida Krueger and daughter mrs. Anna Mckinney found the bathroom door locked on their return from town. Mrs. Mckinney went outside and peered through the Bath window and saw her father hanging. District fire chief e. G. Dullnig and his assistants made unsuccessful efforts a revive Krueger. Other survivors Are daughters. Mrs. Amelia Spence of Marfa and mrs. Alvins Shock of Galveston sons. Prank Benno and Alvin All of san Antonio. Anthracite firm sues on Coal act Washington. March 16-Iins an Appeal attacking constitutional Ity of the Guffey Coal act was filed in the u. S. Supreme court today by the Sunshine Anthracite Coal company of Johnson county Ark Ansas. The company contended the Law which regulates the bituminous Coal Industry is invalid As an unlawful delegation of Power inva Sion of state s rights and violation of the due process clause of the Constitution. While the company contended that it markets Anthracite Coal its Coal was classed As bituminous under the act. The company sought to enjoin collection of taxes. Taxi Driver near death from blow Frank g. Salinas 38, Driver for the yellow cab taxi line was near death in the Robert b. Green hos Pital saturday night unconscious from a mystery blow on the head. He was found unconscious at West Commerce and Twenty third streets. Tom Martinez 30, 102 China Street was struck by a Driver who failed to Stop and Render Aid at Frio and Laredo streets. Julian Martinez 16, 302 Montec Zuma Alley was treated at the hos Pital for deep slab wounds he re fused to explain. Jeff r. O. T. C. Wins the Jefferson High school r. O. T c. Unit was adjudged the Best company in Drill Competition in Houston saturday according to announced results. Capt. C. Leske of Jefferson was chosen outstand ing Captain. For sounds . Peace stand Welles confers with ii Duce Pope before leaving envoy will see for Welles hold peace secret Only two who know if . Justified in mediation offer by Karl h. Von Wiegand meets Ciano presence of nazi envoy starts rumours Rome. March Ner Welles approaching the end of his delicate Mission tonight engaged in a second conference with Premier Mussolini amid a sudden outburst of speculation regarding possibilities of restoring european peace. As president Roosevelt s special emissary talked intensively with u Duce for 75 minutes excited com ment swept Rome aroused by an unexpected visit of the German ambassador to the italian foreign office and an editorial in marshal Italo Balbo s paper corriere a Dano. A non committal communique later tonight stated merely that the Mussolini Welles interview was most the German 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 Ger Many s final Pence terms Lor transmission to Welles. The ambassador it was said called on other business and did not see either Welles or Clano. Text of editorial i the corriere Padang meanwhile significantly editorialized that the american undersecretary of state s european tour reflects the Realis tic opinion of White House and United states government circles whose sole interest is the quickest restoration of peace believing War is equally damaging to europeans and Welles meeting with Mussolini completed his Momento ifs tour except for one More highly important Call on Pope Pius Xii monday. The american statesman is expected to sail from Naples tuesday. Ciano and american ambassador William c. Phillips sat in during the interview Between Welles and Mussolini. Welles silent following the meeting Welles was As uncommunicative As he was after his Berlin. Paris and London talks. At mid Day the president s per Sonal envoy spent 90 minutes in conference with Ciano in the pres ence of Phillips. A communique de scribed this talk As most he began the Day with an hour Long audience granted by King Vic Tor Emmanuel then had luncheon with Ciano and Phillips after which he toured the grounds of the 1942 Rome exposition. London hears Rumor of Hitler offer London. March London diplomatic circles tonight were discussing a possible new hit Lei inspired peace movement follow ing the completion of american undersecretary of state Welles talks with Lillian leaders in Rome. Some saw the possibility that president Roosevelt would initiate the peace movement after studying Welles report. Welles exchanged Brief laudatory telegrams of Mutual thanks and appreciation with prime minister Chamberlain and foreign Secretary Viscount Halifax it was announced today. The messages were officially de scribed As t a it Rijon Hearst Woutila Kuhnt Marrion i of Krim of Rome March two men. And Only two men in All the president Roosevelt and undersecretary of state Sumner night know what the chances Are for Pence to end the Allied German War. Only these two knew whether there is justification for an attempt to bring about american mediary intervention. Mussolini has an inkling but Only the president and his under Secre tary know. Peace against War was More or less weighed Lor the second time when Welles talked to Mussolini at the Palazzo Venezia this evening at the close of three weeks on an exploratory canvass in Rome Ber Lin Paris and London to discover in there s a possible basis upon which Roosevelt could intervene in Europe with any Hope of Success. Hunt Battlefield while Welles was talking to mus Solini and count Ciano. Britain and France were looking for a Battle Field and n great strategist. The Siegfried Westwall effectively blocks the allies in the West and they have discovered that without a flagrant violation of neutrality they cannot get at Germany. While Welles was having the last conversations of his canvass for peace London and Paris insist they Are still looking for a test of strength in real War but in six and n halt sunday and for Livic Vrr in Europe and Llic Lar it tit. Weather forecast san Antonio and Vicinity fair to partly Cloudy sunday. Light to moderately southerly winds. Airport temperatures High sat urday 74, Low about 40. East Texas East one Hundredth fair and partly Cloudy sunday. Slightly warmer in South portions sunday except near upper coast. Light to fresh southerly winds on the coast. West Texas West one Hundredth fair with slowly rising temperature sunday except in the extreme Southeast portion and in mountains where temperatures will remain cooler. No Frost predicted. Weather Outlook for the week beginning monday Texas mostly of nor weather mild temperature monday colder tues Day and wednesday and warmer latter part of week. A Deputy slain in ambush Kin shot Jackson. Ky., March late today 10 Miles West of Jackson Deputy sheriff Wilson Deaton 35, was shot and killed and his brother Fred. 28. Also a Deputy sheriff was seriously wounded. The Brothers Are sons of sheriff Walter Deaton who immediately organized a posse. Fred Deaton was indicted thurs Day by the Breathitt county grand jury on murder charges in connection with the fatal shooting of state tax collector Louis Combs 34, last february 28. Fred was taken to Lexington Hospital. Wine House raid nets Bandit a thin faced mexican held up Rudy Ortiz employee of the Cali fornia wine House 709 South Alamo Street and escaped with just before closing time late saturday. Ortiz who lives it 215 Arbor place said the Bandit exhibited gun and grabbed the Money out of the Cash Register leaving the Small change. To months have been unable to find a place where they can get a punch at Germany. Nor can the germans ret it the allies except through the Psi pinot line. One Section of London and Paris demands War against Russia As the Only Way to get at Germany. A drive by the enlarged army of Gen eral Weygand nearest to Baku and Batum in the caucasus has been advocated and urged. Contrary to widespread reports Turkey is Asun willing As Scandinavia was to be come that Battlefield without which the allies cannot get at the Cau Casus. Turks cautious it is said in one source in Rome that is very close to the turkish government that Turkey will sign nothing that s directed against rus Sia that s Why the clause is in our Alllice with Britain and France that we Are not obligated o fight against Russia if the allies become involved in War with the. Soviets. We want and need at least 10 More years of peace. We suffered heavily in the earthquake. Our dead and injured in the earthquake exceed the German casualties in Poland and Many times the casualties of the allies in six the War is held us because France and England can find no Battle Field thas Showve Lack it cloudless uneventful Are weather promises. To hum and Hackaday. Lack a norther Lack a rain too according to Weatherman j. U. Jar Boe. Who predicts an uneventful week end. Meteor logically speaking. High temperatures sunday will reach a mediocre 76 with a leisurely drop to 40 degrees sunday night. Nothing will separate san an Tonio from the rest of the universe As skies remain cloudless until late afternoon when a few strays May blow in probably from the South. Winds will continue southerly. Officer s Slayer loses last Chance Austin. March the Texas Board of pardons and paroles today turned thumbs Down on j. W. Rickman s last Chance to live. They declined to commute his death sentence to life imprisonment and he will die Early monday in the electric chair for the murder of Marion Taylor Mckinney police Man. Rickman had been originally sentenced to die february 17. But governor w. Lee o Daniel granted his usual 30-Day reprieve which set the Date for March 18. De Valera sends greetings to . Dublin. Erie. March an Appeal for Irish Union. Prime minister Eamon de Valera today sent this message to the people of America we Greet All our Kinfolk in the United states on this St. Patrick s Day. The Union of Irish heart everywhere today Points the Way to that Union of Irish territory which is the objective of an overwhelming majority of our people Here at third Wermers in Texas organize Austin mayor sex governor Ferguson head group. Austin. March mation of a state wide group pledged to support Franklin d. Roose velt s nomination for a third term is the plan of a group organized in Austin it was announced today. Former governor James e. Fer Guson and mayor Tom Miller of Austin Are leaders in the move ment details of which they announced. Former governor Dan Moody denied and connection with it. Miller will serve As chairman pending a meeting of Roosevelt enthusiasts sometime in april. Edward Clark Secretary of state under governor James v. Allred is Secretary treasurer of the group. Said to be pledged to support the movement Are Joe Steadham Railroad brotherhood lobbyist Harry Acreman. Secretary of the Tex As federation of labor e. H. Perry head of the Austin housing authority Charles e. Green editor of the Austin american statesman Everett l Looney Furmer assistant attorney general and Dave Reed Austin capitalist. 19 indicted for Oil Field rioting Archer City. March Nineteen men most of them Oil workers stood indicted today for not and unlawful Assembly after an Archer county grand jury completed a six Day investigation yesterday. Authorities probed the fight on a Highway near Wichita Falls March 1 in which six non Union Rig build ers were beaten with hatchets and pick handles. Earl Martin. Duncan. Okla., Rig building contractor told the jury he and his Crew of five men from Oklahoma were attacked by "12 or 15 men by cause he declined offers to pay to join the Union. Won t ratify conquests fells plan ban on driving miss Maverick in new woe following her second automobile Accident in less than a week Ter Relita Maverick 14, daughter of mayor Maury Maverick saturday had been forbidden by her father to drive a car. The mayor in answer to questions saturday said his daughter had locked bumpers with another car while driving downtown Friday. The prohibition followed he said. Tie mayor reported his Daugh Ter protested holding she was not at fault and wanting to know Why she was not to drive. His reply he said was Well you re the mayor s Daugh Terresita Maverick drive. Appeals for world free of moral oppression Washington March ins president Roosevelt today declared ills administration seeks a world peace based upon human brother Hood and the recognition by the great Powers of their weaker neigh Jors right to live. Lie asserted there can be no permanence in a peace whose fruits Are oppression starvation cruelty or human life dominated by armed the president left a sickbed to re define the peace alms while Europe boiled with rumours of a Ger Man peace offensive to coincide with the return to Washington of his Ean fact finder. Under Secretary of state Sumner Welles. Against land grabs. Addressing world wide meetings of the Christian foreign service con vocation the executive in effect ruled out any United states collaboration in a peace ratifying recent territorial Conquest tons of Germany and Russia. To Allied and Neutral diplomats who declined to be quoted the speech bore the ring of an ent of the Nimlo Fronch War objective of nazi Dom s destruction. A German Diplomat said or. Roosevelt quite evidently is not Neutral in moral basis sol gift. The president said today we seek a moral for peace. It cannot be a real peace if it fails to recognise brotherhood. It cannot be a lasting peace if the fruit of it is oppression or Star vation or cruelty or human life dominated by armed Camps. It cannot be a sound peace if Small nations must live in fear of powerful neighbors. It cannot be a moral peace in Freedom from invasion is sold for tribute. It cannot be an intelligent peace if ii. Denies free passage to that knowledge of those ideals which permit men to find common ground. Cannot be a righteous if worship of god is honors missionaries the convocation also addressed by the Netherlands Queen Wilhel Mana and a Host of statesmen diplomats and churchmen commemorated achievements of the Mission Aries of the Christia. A evangelical faiths. Before the Christian Era the president said most of the world s missionaries were traders or sol Diers seeking their own gain or agents of conquerors carrying no Tice of invasion to accordingly he added the and of Christ s apostles and disciples wrote a new chapter in human they carried for the first time a message of brotherhood of Faith and Goodwill and peace among backs na7.t thesis to one German in Justice if the Versailles the president subscribed. Having Laid Down the fundamentals of a lasting peace he said on Thoie fundamentals the world did not have a True peace in those years Between the ending of the world War and the beginning of the present ill yesterday with Grippe the president undertook the speech Only after his physician. Rear Admiral Ross t. Mcintire had ascertained his temperature had subsided to a fraction of a degree above Normal. Queen Calls for moral rebirth Amsterdam. March moral rebirth As a great Force for peace was tired today by Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands in an International broadcast. With president Roosevelt As another speaker the broadcast was sponsored by foreign Mission Confer ence of North America. I would like to express he deep conviction that in the present time of great world distress the very first need is one of Radical Spiri Tual renewal in the life of every said the dutch Queen praising the work of Christian missions the Queen added such a Radical renewal May be achieved when we return to the very source of new testament which invites and to every Man none excepted to find there the deep truth we congressmen on new Orleans March 18.-. Congressmen. Bers of a House naval affairs committee left today for an Ini pee. Ton trip of naval air bases Panama

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