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THE TENT laMm.i l N., Cxxti el Press mi mmmmvrmE tenn IXT SMI AMD TXAII VOL. 32 No. 1518 I I NASHVILLE. TENN.. TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 1, 1940 SIXTEEN PAGES NOME DELIVERED Bl hs( KirriONS 2U A Wl Ik ) f OLS WIN DIXIE ERIES, DEFEAT HOUSTON 5 TO 3 Inning Rally Ir AU.l j j Hi Brings Title To CTJ tu itxwifw mil-; jeffcoat isflYeeded lit Nashville Crime War SEE THRILLER Hockett Smash IpMn; Errors Drown W Hopes; Ninth lound Exciting C7 ttlRAYMOND JOHNSON . nmnnn oponi collar ' tOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 30 The 1 ha!s of ri Hockett and key Rocco, aided by tomi fuzzy "itng by the Buffs in the 10th ng, enabled the Nashville Vols, Khern League champions, to I e "" Dixie eries here to-1 H with a 5 to 3 victory. Ifwxs the third straight win for .v Gilbert' great club and pd up the post-season Dixie ' m i 1 U- M 1 H AMPS HOME WEDNESDAY 'Nashville fans will have to PI up early in the morning if y are to accord the Nashville Vila the homecoming they de- ve. The Southern Associa- Ich and Dixie Series champions wll arrive at Union Station at J:0 o'clock Wednesday morn- ml a rest of 3tUl hxxwd m spectati nervou L ill' ii only! 'n.-sii- In five games. The triumph adfd the Texas League's suprem- 'v over the Southern clubs. long range four-baggers by Roc- d Hockett, which saddened the Of some 2,000 faithful Hous- fans. were the cause of the going into extra heats. Then mlacues in the tenth aounded he death knell for the Texas kings. Nashville's victory was the eighth h Southern League has scored in he Dixie aeries in the 21 years it Ii been in existence. fPCOAT COMES BACK George Jeffcoat, loser in the only line the Buffs won, was magnifi-nt tonight after a shaky first in-tag. The Buffaloes got to him for ire hits in that round, but he tve them only three safeties for the night. jg the handful of Nash rs here in an extreme- condition in the ninth aston loaded the bases one out. This wasn't en- e!y Jefftoat's fault, although he throw to the wrong base that ibleil a man to get on. But then .arley George let a strike get jay which put runners on second Sfihird and a momenl later he al-owfv another pitch to gel away, vhich filled the bages when Jeff-oat should have .hail two outs. Jeffcoat then turned on the heat und forced Danny Murtaugh to rround to Johnny Mihalic who STOW out a rifnner at the plate d he caused Red Davis to foul nit to end it. IE FFCOAT FANS EIGHT So tight was Jeffcoat that the Butfs were able to get only one hit 'torn the first until one was defunct n the eighth Then a single fol- .owed a Walk and a sacrifice which tied the score and forced the erame i Into extra innings. Jeffcoat struck .out eight men. Rocco and Hockett exploded ! (rives over the right field wall hat would have been home runs in en X desert. Mickey's came in the second Inning and Oris' in the Both times the bases were n First Sport Page) sixth. Contin Thousands Face leing Dropped Iff WPA Rolls BeginniriK today, approximately H men a month are faced with jtroapect of being '"flatly ipped " front the rolls of .rks Progress Administration. Wife of lack of funds for their SrtMicatlon, Col. Harry S. Berry, ell WPA administrator, said last "There's nothing we can do about right now. We just don't have the obey for recertif (cation. The WPA 'tea Congress for" funds to con-iMi the program of recertlfica-n, hut the legislative body didn't ; anything about the request," one') Berry declared. V AGE STATEMENT ''ho statement by Colonel Berry EpM X statement yesterday by KffvWrffare Commissioner Part f-age that he had written Berry It bis department would be un-e to take over the recertifica-mSt WPA workers today. leAvxge said he was notifying the gpA?admlnistrator hxt the de-Krtmxnt did not' have the more 2 in $100,000 he estimated would KHSl manually to assume the 'Ems " 1: .li'- IE if the funds were available, XXtd he rote Berry, he ,uia be unable before November oatlnued en Pegs 2, Column S) FAIR, WARMER Women's Civic Forum Told Stricter Discipline Of Children Necessary; Police Chief Reports Force Makes Much Progress; Sheriff Raps fives' A return to moral consciousness by adults and a stricter discipline of children are the first approaches to a solution of the crime situation here, City Attorney W. C. Cherry told 100 members of the Women's Civic Forum at a luncheon yesterday at the Y. W. C. A. . "You won't lessen crime until you get more religion in people what we need in Nashville Is an old-fashioned, Methodist revival," Cherry told the group. He spoke as the representative of Mayor Thomas L Cummings, who is confined to a hospital. Also on the program were Police Chief John Griffin, Sheriff R. D. Marshall. Chief Deputy Sheriff Charles Smith and Tom Hester, speaking for Belle Meade Police Chief Leo Lucarini, who was out of the city. "To stop crime in this city and county two things are necessary," Cherry declared. "First, mothers must learn to discipline their children and, second, we must have moral sentiment among the adults with clean thinking, clean living and an obedience to law." Chief Griffin told of improvements in his office during the past six months while Sheriff Marshall outlined his objectives in the Davidson County office. Smith described plans to protect school children on the highways and street and the Intention of his office to control "honky-tonks." REPORTS ON PROGRESS Last April, shortly after Chief Griffin took office, he and R. H. Clegg, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, met with the forum to discuss Nashville's police needs. Yesterday Chief Griffin reported on what steps had been taken to fill the needs cited at that time. "We are already far along in our progress of reorganisation. Our department is infinitely better off than it was back in April. We (Continued on Page 3. Column 3) COUNCIL TO GET WILLKIE FLAYS BILLS TONIGHT 'BONK ARTISTS' RaU Sale To Come Up; I Tells G. O. P. Women May Debate Lease Of Buildings Tht City Council is scheduled to receive tonight an ordinance to regulate dumping garbage and trash, a resolution authorizing sale ot streetcar rails and, possibly, a resolution ratifying the lease of buildings to the, state for use by the lOSth Observation Squadron. Adj.-Gen. T. a Fraxier said yesterday Hfimn.M.n that earlier i thedav he had talked with Fouith Corps Area headquarters at Atlanta by phone, outlining the 20-year lease of buildings for the squadron, signed by Mayor Thomas L. Cummings, and that the headquarters found fhe lease to be satisfactory in nearly all of its provisions. SIGNED BY MAYOR The lease, signed by the mayor Saturday, would give the 105th exclusive use of the southern end of Berry Field with an administration building and assembly hall and hangar without charge for 20 years. General Frazier said yesterday that about all of the provisions of the lease meet with approval of the state, except one which would (Continued on Page 2, Column 4) Life Lines Have you any suggestions to make as to how Nashville and Davidson County may push the Life Lines to new high records? If so, please send them to The Tennessean so that ethers may benefit from your safety suggestions. iBhiSee lines reprwent ml reeorCt m alt nd county- bisek Hne ho the prtint record ' Deathless Days Deathless Days (City) (County) m it 10 60 40 20 69 60 40 20 16 -sxrm reiiNXM 5 su I MAMMA Flr Ft. m . it m ft New Deal Pushing U. S. Closer to War DETROIT, Sept. 30 UP) Wendell L. Willkie told an audience of Republican women tonight that the New Deal is pushing the nation "ever closer and closer to war," and added : "The elder Mr. Rosevelt gets us t war, the more people say we ought not to change horses in the middle of the stream . . . How did wet get here? The man whsrjxT us in is not the right one to get us out? TO CLEAN OUT CYNICS' j Addressing a meeting of the National Federation of Women's Republican Clubs, the Republican presidential nominee asserted that the New Deal now "is governing by force and by fear." "I will clean out the cynics and unbelievers, the nuts and the bunk artists," he said. "My administration will be composed of men who believe in the American people." Willkie's argument about "changing horses" summarized talks which he made while campaigning through Michigan during the day. He told trainside crowds that the change from the Chamberlain to the Churchill government in England disproved any contention that one administration should be kept throughout a crisis. "Let us elect a Winston Churchill government in the United States," he added, praiping the Brit- Continued en Page 2. Column 7) Use of Schools For Draft Day-Voted by Board The City Board of Education last night declared October 16 a school holiday and voted to use city school buildings for selective seryice registration headquarters that day and to request school principals and teachers to assist in .the registration. The action was taken in response to a letter from Joe S. Reeves, secretary of the Davidson County Election Commission, saying that the Election Commission, in charge of registration here, wanted to use the school buildings as registration places and also wanted school principals and teachers to serve as registrars. A request from Mayor Thomas L. Cummings that the board authorize the city to use the stone building near the rear of Howard (Continued en Page 3. Column S) Roosevelt. Willkie Shy Free Press Essential to Democracy Succumbs JgSHjsjMk - s '"' BBJr , :SBBJgj3&,:' XSBBBB ' PisBBBBwW sassy . bbbKl! : 'sbbbs; - IIIsbbPsbIiII mmt 'SsbbbbbbbI jflLj Cel. F. C Harrington HEAD OF WPA PROGRAM DIES Col. F. C. Harrington, 53, Succumbs Fol-lowing Operation NEW LONDON, Conn.. Sept. SO UP Col. F. C. Harrington, 53, national commissioner of the Works Projects Administration, died tonight at a hospital here where he underwent an operation afweek ago. Colonel Harrington was stricken ill while visiting at the summer home of his brother-in-law, William Rayburn, and entered the hospital about two weeks ago. Physicians said he was suffering from an intestinal obstruction. COMPLICATIONS DEVELOP He apparently was recovering following the operation, but complications developed and his condition became critical last night. His two children, William Harrington, a student at Yale, and Miss Eleanor Harrington, were at the bedside. Harry Hopkins, former secretary of commerce who is a close personal friend of Harrington, and Howard Hunter, the deputy WPA commissioner, also came here when they learned of the seriousness of his condition. Colonel Harrington was a strap ping, :70pound officer who spent years In the army before entering the federal relief set-up. BORN IN VIRGINIA Born in Bristol, Va., he was grad uated from West Point in 1909, being No. 2 man in his class. During the World War, he served as an Instructor of engineers, and afterward was graduated from the French school tf war tactics, at Paris. In 1935, 'Colonel Harrington was "loaned" to the Works Progress Administration, in which he served for a time as assistant administrator. When Hopkins was named secretary of commerce in December, 1938, President Roosevelt named Colonel Harrington to be works progress administrator to succeed Hopkins. CONTINUED IN JOB When a portion of the government set-up was reorganized in June, 1939, and WPA was placed under a new federal works agency, Colonel Harrington was continued at the helm of WPA. His original appointment to head the agency which dispenses work relief to millions came after a long controversy in which the WPA under Hopkins was assailed and defended. . r It was Colonel Harrington's boast that he had never voted in his life and that he was completely free from political affiliations. When he took over WPA, he told newsmen that while he might make some changes because "no two people run things alike" he contemplated no "radical" revisions of methods. As for charges of politics in relief, he asserted that WPA money would go to those for whom it was intended regardless of "whether they are Republicans or Democrats." In a "report to the nation" last march Colonel Harrington said 'the word 'boondoggle' is being dropped from the American vocabulary as applied to WPA work." Harrington's two children are his only immediate survivors. His wife, the former Eleanor Closier Rayburn, of Philadelphia, died February 2, 1938. She is buried at West Point. XOWXLT TKXflEXATjmM 4 . .. ..... 1 n i HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 30 IP In connection with National Newspaper week President Roosevelt and Wendell L Willkie said tonight that a free press is essential to maintain the United States as a democracy. The Democratic and Republican presldetlal candidates made similar statements on press freedom in letters to William N. Hardy, chairman of the National Newspaper week committee. The President wrote: "I hope In observance of National Newspaper week that due emphasis in h niaced on the necessity for maintaining freedom of the presi in a democracy," the President wrote. "Freedom of conscience, of education, of speech, of assembly are among the very fundamentals of democracy xno au ei vnem X T i would be nullified should freedom of the press ever be successfully challenged. . "I have little fear that freedom of the press will be abridged from external assault in this country. The danger is from 'internal corruption. If our pres exemplifies a passion for truth and justice and fair play to all, It will avoid that spiritual paralysis and decay which are the deadly enemies of our free Institutions. "1 trust, as a result of the forthcoming celebration, that our newspapers everywhere great and small will rise anew to the tremendous responsibilities which are thelrx" Willkie wrote: "There Is nothing more essential to the preservation of a free Amer- (Centinued en Page 2, Column 4) BERLIN AND LONDON HIT BY AIR ATTACKS; NAZI BASES BLASTED 700 Reich Raiders Rake England Rut Capital Escapes Heavy Blows From Assault CALAIS IS SHELLED Hitler's Planes Return For 24th Consecutive Night to Wage War On Metropolis LONDON, Tuesday. Oct. 1-UP The fury of Germany's 24th consecutive overnight air assault on London fell on the suburbs today as only a few of the Nazi raiders braved the central district's massed guns, newly reinforced above groundfire range by a cruising patrol of British night fighter planes. Several big bombs fell In central London, but most reports told of demolition of houses in the suburbs and forays by German planes over Northeastern and Southwestern England and Wales. The conflict in the darkness followed up mass daylight blows Monday by 600 to 700 planes at Southeastern and Southwestern England which gave significance to British preparations for a possible "Indian summer" invasion of this embattled isle. Across the wind-swept English Channel the bright flash of bomb explosions told of strong R. A. F. counter attacks once again concentrated on the nearest of the continental bases from which direct German assault could be launched. The explosions were reported to have shaken homes on the English side of the Strait of Dover, 20 miles and more from the targets. Besides the ports German long range gun emplacements at Cape Gris Nez apparently were showered. The British reported that German bombers, streaking across the channel in the opposite direction, bombed Merseyside, Important shipping and ship building district of Liverpool. The heavy smashes at the shore points coincided with four daylight attempts on London itself. The British said the first three of these were beaten off, but acknowledged (Continued en Page 3, Column 2) BASWSITED BY ROQSEVELT Defense 'Going Along Fine;' Sees Weapons In Action WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 UP President Roosevelt made a 117-mile tour of major Maryland defense facilities today and saw guns, tanks and mechanized sjrmy weapons in action, a plant turning out big bombers for the army and navy and a military post where 25,000 fledgling soldiers will train. At the end of the trip, he saed he thought things were going along in fine shape. It was a day of innovations for the Chief Executive, who had seen nothing like the Aberdeen proving grounds, the Glenn L Martin Aircraft Factory, and Fort George G. Meade since he began visiting defense projects late in July. SEES BURST OF SHELLS Mr. Roosevelt started off at Aberdeen, on the shore of Chesapeake Bay, where the army tests every type of ordnance. While he watched, a 37-millimeter anti-tank gun spit out a burst of shells a Garand se ml - automatic rifle spewed bullets at a target, a trench mortar arched some dudir into a gray sky, and tanks, scout cars, and motorized artillery careened over a stretch of rough groun". Afterward, he told reporters that some of the things he had seen already were in production, and that new models were ready for manufacture. And, he said, standardization had been attained for many models so that speed would not be lost, as happened in the world war. (Continued on Page 2, Column 5) Politics By Joe Hatcher Registration, Draft Get Guess on Quota Figures at There's a tot of speculation not only on how many are to be regis tered for selective service on October 16, but still more intensive estimating of how many are to be drafted. Washington has not given out official figures, but it is known that states first estimated registrations on a basis of 11 per cent of the total population as that within the required 21 to t$ years ot age (males). FIGURES' REVISED j Later, however, figurns have been wiMfLto. x U per celtt margin, whether to take care of unexpected variations or actually figured estimates, it is not known. Insurance actuaries in Tennessee have set the figure at 12.7 per cent Naturally with such a variation, and because only rough estimates are possible, there is no accurate basis for figuring as yet, and will not be until the totals of the registrations are announced from Washington. LATEST ESTIMATES But using the latest reported Army-Navy figure of 15 per cent (Omtlnued en Page 3, Column 1) Buys More Tennessee Horses kjl ' "h.. sjH - wSm ' BvBsBrsSsx Lf sf 'a' -1 Five-Hour Raid LosmH On German Capital; 4,000,000 Germans Flee to Shelter NO FIRES ARE SEEN Staff Photo by Campbell Bluh. After buying three Tennessee walking horses one of them "Strolling Jim," the "champ" L. B. Manning, vice-chairman of the board of the Aviation and Transportation Corporation, left hare last night for his home in Chicago. The aviation official is shown with his daughter, Meridith, as they entrained at the Union Station. 'Strolling Jim Adds New State Record to List Highest Price Three R.A.F. Planes Said Downed by Reich Fighters; Other Areas Are Attacked Famous Walking Horse Is Bought by L. B. Manning L. B. Manning, vice-chairman of the board of Aviation and Transportation Corporation, who came here from Chicago last week to attend the board meeting of that company, left here last night owning three more Tennessee walking horses among them champion "8trolling Jim "to add to the six he already has in his table.'. The Chicagoan, entertained widely here as a member of the large group of aviation heads taking Nashville's "aeronautic temperature," was reported to have paid the highest price ever given for a Tennessee walking horse when he bought "Strolling Jim," state fair horse show champion three-gaited Tennessee plantation horse and winner in a dozen or more contests during the past year. OVER $5,000 The air executive declined to disclose the amount paid for any of the horses, but admitted that the price given for "Strolling Jim'' probably exceeded any paid so far for a walking horse. This statement appeared to indicate that an amount over $5,000 was paid, since a Texan a few years ago paid $5,000 for a champion walking horse, "Pride of Memphis." The two other walking horses bought by Manning yesterday were "Carolina Moon," which was fourth in the two-year-old class at the recent Tennessee state fair horse show, and "You'll Remember," a four-year-old which was second In the mare class at the show. The Chicago businessman said last night that "Strolling Jim'' would not he shipped to his Santa Barbara, Calif., ranch for "some time." and that Floyd Carruthers, of Wartrace, would remain, the horse's trainer and would probably show "Strolling Jim" at sev- (Continued on Page 7, Column 2) AXIS TO PRESS SPANISH AID Seizure of Gilbraltar; Morocco Occupation Seen Aim By RICHARD G. MASSOCK ROME, Sept. 30 UP) Plans for Spain's aid in an Axis attempt to seize Gibraltar, possibly to be followed by occupation of French Morocco, are expected in political circles to be completed when Ramon Serrano Suner, Spanish minister of government, confers with Premier Benito Mussolini tomorrow. Serrano Suner is due here tomorrow morning from Germany, where, the authoritative editor, Virginio Gayda, reported plans of the three powers were "unified" in talks whose military character was indicated by the participation of Col. Gen. Wilhelm Keitel, Nazi chief of staff. Germany was generally believed in foreign circles to have sought permission to use Spain, which borders on German - occupied France, as a base for Nazi troops and Italian warplanes. Whether Spanish Generalissimo BERLIN, Tuesday, Oct. 1 UP) England ruled the air over Berlin for a time last night and early today, tumbling 4,000.000 Berliner out of their beds and into the cellars for five hours and eight minutes for the longest air raid alarm of the war. Berlin authorities said at dawn they had found evidences of only one bomb explosion in the city proper. This bomb blasted x crxter in x street and smashed in walls of apartment houses on both sides of the street. No one was injured, the Nazis added. These sources said they had no report ot a bomb falling in the vicinity of the Associated Press bureau and suggested that what wxa earlier thought to be a bomb landing there might have been an antiaircraft shell. sA. . harxMe of antiaircraft fire greeted the R. A. F. planes, compelling the British to fly at a great height. Associated Press staff members were unable to see fires In any part of the city during oe after the raid. CITY COVERED The British planes ran into x blast of artillery fire, but crossed and recrossed the city. The raiders apparently concentrated their efforts on the capltxl'x outskirts, where German author ities say most of the city's industry is located. The British raid also spread over Northern and Western Germany in the area including the bulk of thx country's population and industry. Authorized German sources said one British squadron ran into x baud of Nasi tighter planes which, shot down two Hampton Hereford bombers and one Wellington bomber. Two of the crew of one bomber parachuted to safety and were Imprisoned. Authorized sources said they were New Zealanders who were on their first flight. Earlier "extraordinary" damage to British military targets by waves of German bombers in raids over the length of the British Isles was reported. The latest tally of the day's air fighting, according to Nazi reports, showed the British had lost 38 planes and If German craft had not returned home. The government, meanwhile, authorised parents to send their children away from Berlin and sured Germans their food supply easily would tide them over the winter. (Continued on Pegs 3, Column 4) Reer Turkey Day Thanksgiving will be observed in Tennessee on the traditional date, the last Thursday in November, It was announced yesterdsy by Gov. Prentice Cooper. Last year the state also follow' ed the old Thanksgiving date, despite a proclamation of President Roosevelt moving up the holiday one week. It's Moving Day Here Again, But Next Year May See Change Today is moving day in Nashville but things may be different next year on October 1, 1942. Telephones today w'H be jangling, moving vans will be hurrying from street to street until far into the night, utility offices will be crowded with last-minute address transfers and many a man will awake In isew surroundings tomorrow morning and go hunting vainly for his favorite necktie hidden behind his wife's winter coat in a new closet, . But Nashville's official moving day may not be on October 1 in 1942 if lans now being considered by a special committee of the Nashville Real Estate Board are approved. The committee, scheduled to meet within the next few days, will study two specific proposals and probably recommend one of them, it was learned yesterday from X K. Abrahams, secretary-treasurer of the local real estate board, who said that, tn all probability, he would attend the committee meeting. The two proposals are, according to Abrahams: 'J? srai (1) To advance Nashville's moving day to September 1, a date which, of course, may not become effective until 1942, although, under this setup, leases signed In 1941 would terminate September 1, 1942. (2) To "stagger" moving dates in the city. "STAGGER" PROPOSAL The "stagger" proposal would mexn that local real estate firms would be asked to agree to have different lease terminating dates, so that moving in Nashville would take place throughout the year and would, according to the motive behind the proposal, result in a minimum of confusion and concentration of effort on any one day. Today's moving, according to figures cited here by real estxte firms, utilities and members of the real estate board, will be the heaviest in many years. Approximately 2,000 to 2,500 famines xre expected to chxnge their residences. This estimate was made after a survey yesterday of utility transfer figures cited by local firms (Continued en Pane 2, Column 6) . S. Duns Nazis For World War Deht Payment WASHINGTON, Sept. SO 1NS) To a Germany enriched in the , Incalculable spoils of recent European conquests, the United States today dispatched a grim reminder of amounts she owes this govern ment on debts arising from her defeat in the World War. , A note from Secretary of State Cordell Hull to Hana Thomson, German charge d'affaires, fixed xt $271,500,000 the sum now due and payable as result of Germany's successive defaults since Chancellor Hitler came to power in 1033. The note was prompted by Uw fact that a $16,254,000 installment fell due today under terms by President Hoover's moratorium agreement staged to avert German oeo-nomic collapse in June, mm Today's Tennessean Maj. George Fielding Eliot, military strategist, writing on page 5, suggests joint action of Britain and the United ttjpflr to turn the dilemma posed by the Rome-Berlin-Tokio axil on Japan. Albert Hlnes Amusements Answers to Questions. Comics Cross Word Puzzle .... Page 4 Page t .FXfe r Pxge JJ) Pxge M A Dr. Daf oe ... Page 5 : '! ftaf j Frank R. Kent 4 . Fielding Eliot..... Page . Hambone Page (i, Hugh Johnson NSflLB Letters to Tennessean Page 4 Market New pags 13 Patterns Page IS Radio Pltl ttjfl Raymond Johnson Religion in Life . . . Serial Story ,. Side Glances ... Society . . ... Sports , Sunflower Street . Tom Little Cartoon Walter Wlncheil .. Weather Record .. Westbrook Pegler j i Page 10 Pg 5 I I Pe 14 I ... Pagel' Jl :::::: :5S1'T M I I" l

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