The Minneapolis Star from Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 1, 1939 · Page 1
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Tuesday, August 1, 1939
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i 1 STAR-JOURNAL' TELEPHONE NUMBER ' AT. 31 II TWO GREAT NEWSPAPERS IN ONE m mm jn em 1LJL Lik apoi , JLJLiL Vol 36, No. 140 MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1939 Trice Two Cents in. Minneapolis Hunter and Hunted Meet "wits. MINNE JLS TrtftTTTO) TT A T XOk. 1111 S J LI I .i I V I 1 20 Witnesses Wait Outside Jury Session Indictments Sought for Intimidation of Workers Star Journal f V.v V - .V... VO',, Russell Jensen, 6, who nn., Monday took an air fched for him from the Iclnnis en route with his axRevision tudy Opened iby Treasury nsn in 1 op Brackets of Income Rate Foreseen Washington (UP) Un- er-IKecretary of. the Treas-ry Aohn W. Hanes held a lonf Mence today to start rre- tarinft for possible revisions l personal income tax rates ly the next session of , con- Iress. ; . ' ', ' Although persistent reports re- Ite reductions may be recommend- in the exemptions of $1,000 for Ingle persons and $2,500 for mar led men hr women, a slash in the bp brackets, now calling for a laximum levy of 79 per cent, may recommended. Some tux experts contend the extremely high rates in the top income tiers tend to drive such taxpayers into pur chasing tayexempt govern- Iment bonds. ' ISecretary of he Treasury lien- Morgenthau, nr., has hinted his Ipartment wouli not be averse to cut in the higlVst brackets pro- led congress reilovet. tax exemp- ns from future issues of govern- rnt securities. lllanes has convjt?d his staff to the groundwork ior a tax study which thjreasuiiy department ico-opejaimg with tie nouse ways Id means committee. op Brutality Charge Sifted ealtor Tell Jury He Was Kicked in Charges by Benjamii-iBar , oo, ouu Humboldt anue real estate man. thai he ks beaten by a city uolicilpf- er and a jailer were' i - - ated today by the Hen county grand jury. . rinclpal witness was hus, 3022 Eighteenth avenue , no tuner, who said he wltnessi affair and himself got roug ktment. , -. Baxron said he was arrested t a traffic charge and fined I. He didn't have that much ith him and couldn't pay lm- lediately, he said, and was Wken to jail. ; here, he said, he refused to e his fingerprints taken and beaten and kicked in tho face. laid one of the officers called names. khus also was In the jail on a fie charge awaiting funds to his fine. hort-time Ozark 'Actors', on Relief neville, Mo. U.R) A year ago potion', picture ' company took of . the scenes for "Jesse eg ' in this Ozark mountain Many of its citizens worked w days as extras. low many of them are drawing rnployment compensation as inployed actors. , e. SEIZE POWER PLANT exico Cty (U.R) Exproprla of the light and power plant he port of Progreso was an- frced last night by the national mce 1 n's- 1H Dan hi Jr department. . was lost for nearly three days ride witn a. u jvicmnis, air. Russell stopped at Wold parents to their Albert Lea Pride But No Joy Washington (INS) The house of representatives today viewed with pride its accomplishment In passing 244 bills in a single day yesterday, but the feat brought no joy at the White House. "How many bills can the president consider in the 10 days he is allowed ?'Y Secretary Stephen T. Early asked. He noted numerous other bills would be dumped on the Roosevelt doorstep at the last minute. Hours to Go Brothers Draw Near to Endurance Record for Light Plane Springfield, 111. U.R) Hunter and Humphrey Moody, brothers, hoped to set a new world endurance record for light planes today. They must remain aloft only until 5 p.m. to equal the present record of 218 hours. 17-Year Hunt Ends, Man in New York Jail A 17-year search for a man sen tenced to serve 1 to 5 years in Stillwater pr'.son for a swindle here in 1919 will end tomorrow when Sheriff John P. Wall and Deputy Stanley Hurley pick him up in New York. He will be released in New York Wednesday from a 90-day term imposed for a minor offense there. His name is Morris Rosen, alias Max Brooks, 47. In 1919 he swindled a Nortu Dakota farmer out of $5,00 here in a horse race deal. He was apprehended in 1921, and in 1922 was convicted and sentenced. He was released In 1923 on $4,500 bail on appeal to the supreme court, which affirmed the conviction. Rosen by then had disappeared. His presence in New York was disclosed by fingerprint comparl son. Wall and Hurley were in New York today with commitment pa pers to return him to Stillwater. Slashed Admission Prices New York Fair Cut Again for New York (INS) Continued pro tests of concessionaires at the Wood's fair today resulted in slash ing he admission price to 50 cents on Saturdays and Sundays but re tainirg a 75-cent gate for the other five days of the week. The concessionaire . had fought for a straight 50-cent gate seven days ii the week. GroveV Whalen, lair president, said this price cut represented the "finaldrlision." Sale of the $1 combination week end tickfls will be discontinued and the jlm for a' $3.75 combina. tion tickettwill be scrapped, Wha len announvd. PAIR ir-LD FOB IOWA Toledo,' OlJio U.R Harold Mar- riuon, 35, of Lima, Ohio, and his wife, June, 25, who pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges before U. S, Commissioner John C Budd,.were held today for 'Des' Moines, Iowa, authorities, last week near LaPorte, ivnnneapons aviator, , who - Chamberlain field to see home. Labor Unrest Jars Peace in Four States Troopers Take Over in Massachusetts Mill Town By Associated Press Strikes and threatened strikes affecting nearly 25,000 workers disturbed labor rela tions m four states today, with the most serious trouble zones centered in Cleveland, Ohio, and South Barre, Mass. In the Atlantic seaboard mill town, steei-helmeted ' state troop- ers patrolled the streets as the community's selectmen appealed to Lieut. Gov. Horace T. Cahill for help with a prediction that "'riots and bloodshed" were imminent. Troopers cleared the streets, breaking up sporadic fist fights, after a crowd of 3,000 had assembled outside the gates of the Barre Wool Combing company. About 200 of the plant's 1,000 employes were on strike. In Cleveland, where tear-gas shelling and brick-throwing clashes between police and some 5,000 to 6,000 strikers and sympathizers injured 46 yesterday,, police established a "riot zone" outside Gen eral Motors' sprawling Fisher Body plant where nearly 300 besieged workers spent the night. Pickets were limited to five at each gate under a police-enforced edict against "riotous assembly or mass formation" within 500 yards of the 40-acre plant. Paul E. Miley, CIO executive strike board member, charged the restricted zone was a "violation of civil rights." . Attorney General Frank Murphy refused a CIO request for direct federal intervention in the Cleve' dispute, . " In Detroit, Mich., two brief skir mishes' marked the CIO-UAW General Motors strike as threats of a walkout at the Packard Motor com pany plant developed into another dispute over bargaining representation.1 Both clashes were broken up without serious injury. One man was 'arrested. '- In New York state, a strike of about 15,000 AFL union truck drivers threatening all parts of the state except New York city and Albany areas was temporarily averted. Union representatives and oper ators .agreed to continue negotia tions, and a strike deadline set for last midnight was postponed to mid night Wednesday. F.R. to Act Soon Upon Hatch Bill? Washington U.R Authoritative White House sources indicated to day President Roosevelt probably will act ' within 24 hours on the Hatch bill.i.which would exclude most federal employes from political activities. THE WEATHER Showers and Cooler Tonight; Wednesday Partly .Cloudy and Cooler Temperatures Midnight to Noon H12I 1-2 3-4 51 61 7 8 jl0jll12 T 80 77 75 73 72171 71 74 76,71 8&,a Highest year ago, 94; j t year ago, 94; lowes, Count: 23 n,rS r cublo yard of Pollen weed per Complete data, Edito While 20 witnesses waited to testify before the federal grand jury in St. Paul in its investigation of disorders during the WPA strike here, there were indications that still ' more witnesses will be called as their names are turned in to the grand jury. Of the 20 waiting to testify, 7 were women. Meanwhile members of the staff of Victor E. Anderson, federal district attorney, indicated that more subpoenas for witnesses will be issued . from time to time, but they refused to say how many it was planned to issue. Rigid secrecy remained the rule as the grand jury added to the voluminous testimony already tak en. Victor Anderson, U. S. district attorney, said he expected the jury to continue its inquiry for at least two more weeks. The 23 witnesses heard yesterday set a record since the inquiry last Monday, and it was believed the jury would question some 20 witnesses daily until a report is made. Among the persons heard were three not employed by WPA, who are believed to have seen disturb ances in Columbia Heights. Also heard were two St. Paul WPA workers, indicating the jury was investigating difficulties at the State fair grounds as well as the Minneapolis strike. The jury conferred for 75 minutes with district attorney An-derson.its second secret conference with" him since the hearings began. Shave May Retain Job Tourist Bureau Peace Is Possibility Possibility that the situa tion which led to the resig nation or n,a Li. bnave as head of the state tourist bureau may be ironed out and Shave remain at the post was indicated today. Lewis H. Merrill, acting conser vation commissioner, said the resignation still was being considered, and that no action might be taken for several days. It was Intimated efforts were be ing made to adjust matters so that Shave would stay on. He resigned when Victor Johnston, who handled publicity for Gov. Harold E. Stassen in the campaign, moved into the bureau as co-di rector. ' Shave, cleaning out his desk at the bureau today preparatory to taking a vacation of two or three weeks, remarked that if the situation were adjusted all around he might remain as bureau head. . Merrill disclosed that the resig nation of John Connors, assistant to Shave, who was the center of the controversy which prompted the resignation of Shave, has been accepted. NOTED PSYCHOLOGIST DIES Cincinnati, Ohio INS A heart attack was blamed today for the death of Dr. Burtis B. Breese, 72, noted psychologist and former head of the University of Cincinnati's psychology department. RELAX-Cool Weather . Is Headed Toward City Relax. ' , Showers tonight probably will bring cooler weather to Minneap olis, ending the heat wave which for three successive days. Yesterday the mercury went to 95 for Ihe fourth time this year, tor Ihe Wen esday also will be cool er, with oartly cloudy weather, the weather bureau forecast. The teAperature hit a low of 71 at 5 and a.m. today, then rose to 85 .at 10 4m. ' 39 89 V' ,67ir Tar-' TONE, MJNN., REPORT- XGI V ,GH OF 93 YESTERDAY, temperature ' hit 98 at m Down With Swing; Long Live Adeline! Chicago (INS) Chicago had a new blwark today against the spread of swing. It whs the newly established Society for Preservation and encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America. President J. M. Hedges said the SPEBSQSA will see to it "Sweet Adeline" and its counterparts in song are not neglected. Staff Shifts Announced by Road Chief Four Changes Made Among District Main tenance Men M. A. Hoffmann, state- highway superintendent, today announced four changes in the staff of district high way maintenance engineers. C. M. Matthips, acting maintenance engineer of district 1 at Vir ginia, has been named permanent ly to tho post, succeeding Leo Cashen, on leave of absence. George A. Meskul, Mantor- j ville, Dodge county engineer, has been named engineer of ( district 2 at Duluth, succeed- ing George A. Larson, who becomes senior engineer of the' maintenance division. - . - ' ;t', H. C. Jahnke, engineer of dis trict 6 at Detroit Lakes, moves to district 4 at Bralnerd, succeeding C. W. Herblson, who has been transferred to the construction department as project engineer. P. F. Stary, former district maintenance engineer, resumes that post at Detroit Lakes. For several months he has been a project engineer. ' s Last 'Swing Out'?, JITTERBUGGING DEMISE IS DUE New York (AP) An early de mise for "jitterbug" dancing was predicted today by leaders at the annual convention of the Dancing Masters of America. Leroy II. Thayer of Wash-ington, president, said most of the 500 deleatei believed both old and young folk are getting tired of the "jumping dunces" and "acrobatic steps." "The old ballroom nances are coming back, but with a faster tempo," he said. "Revival of fern inine fashions of the Gay Nineties is influencing the movement." Fire Danger in North Forests Henry G. Wcbor, state forester, today said rain and cooler weather is urgently needed to avert brush fire trouble in parts of the north woods. lie said some forest areas have had no rain for more than a month and the heat had created highly inflammable conditions has produced temperatures above 90 Cooler temperatures, however, were noted through the Dakotas and Montana as a disturbance moved down from Manitoba. Call, AT. 31J1 to place your Star-Journal Want Ada or bring them to the Want Ad office .yi The Journal feuilding. Statement by Garl W. Jones The Minneapolis Star has purchased The Minneapolis Journal and tho two newspapers will be combined and published henceforth at The Star plant. The loyal support of Its public for more than 60 years and tho loyal support of the staff, many of whom have given a lifetime of service to The Journal, warrant a statement from the former owners of the reasons for selling the property. The Minneapolis Journal was enjoying at the present time an all time peak in dally circulation and lis advertising patronage has suffered only the natural shrinkage of the recession, However, there have been too many newspapers In Minneapolis to support a healthy constructive growth of any one of them. The changing limes have brought revolutionary methods in mechanical equipment, news and picture gathering, handling of personnel and taxes, which required ever Increasing resources. Because the majority of the stockholders of The Journal were not engaged In operating The Journal, it seemed wise to the respective managements thnt ownership could more effectively meet the exigencies referred to. Mr. John Cowles and his associates, desiring to further tho usefulness of the Minneapolis press, made a fair offer of purchase which was accepted by The Journal. , Words fail to express our feelings In disbanding an organization that has worked side by sldo these many years. Many of thorn will soon bo scrvLng on the consolidated newspaper, others will find service elsewhere,, we hope In tho Held of journalism where their service will be of maximum value. The Journal is working out generous severance pay for its regular employes. We extend our heartiest congratulations to the new O'vners for this enlarged opportunity for usefulness. CARL W. JONKS, Publisher The Minneapolis Journal. Statement by John Cowles The combination of The Minneapolis Journal and Tho Minneapolis Star, with a fusing of all the facilities that each publication has separately enjoyed In tho past, gives us, we believe, an opportunity to provide the people of Minneapolis and the Northwest with what we hope will become one of the finest papers In America. The character, the prestigo and the traditions that The Journal has developed over tho Inst 60 years will, we hope, live on stronger than ever In the new Star-Journal. To Carl W. Jones, who has served his community so well as publisher of The Journal, and to his able associates, we express tho .'gratitude of Minneapolis, and the Northwest for their long public service In their conduct of The Journal. The Star-Journal will have only one aim to serve lis readers with a clean, fair, reliable, constructive newspaper which will do-serve the support of the community. JOHN COWLES, President The Minneapolis Star-Journal. Rough Time on Scotts; Two Billys Are Injured ''). , 'J ; 111 - ' l Hi , I If III M BILLY SCOTT Hit ly automobile BILY SCOTT ilii by bicycle Night Jlainbow Seen at Mountain Lake Mountain Lake, Minn. (AP)-- An unusual sight was witnered here at 3:30 a.m. today whpr lunar rainbow appearedJnJt-' after k heavy rain. Although across the 1; titan a solar At the! jthe sky jtfnall tpal One Rum Into an Auto, Second Hit by Bicycle These 'are tough times for the Billy Scotts. , Billy Scott, 4, 3130 Blalsdell avenue, was treated by a private phy sician for Injuries suffered when he ran into a car near his homo. Another Billy Scott, 5, 402H Twenty-flmt avenue S., is in Falrvlew hospital with Injuries suffered when he was struck by a bicycle In Sibley park. The Billys are rot related. Eugene Apsley, J.l, 2940 Grand avenue, grazed a girl and struck a tree whn he tried to avoid run nlng down another girl with his bicycle. When he went over the handlebars, he suffered a fracture of the left wrist. 15 Injured in Liquor Riots Bombay, India U,R) Rioting broke out today on the inaugura tlon of prohibition in Bombay and Its environs. - Police find on a crowd of riot ing Moslems who protested against extra taxatl m which will be levied to compensate for loss of revenue from spirits. Fifteen ol the paraders were in Jured, two seriously. Moslems were stoned by Hindu spectators. Under the new law, Europeans, Indian princes and persons not domiciled in India may obtain permits entitling them to seven "units" of Intoxicants a month. One "unit" consists of one bottle of spirits or three bottles of wine or vermouth er nine bottles of beer. Gangsters Shift to Iowatj Says FBI Chief Cedar Rapids, Jowa J. Ed- r Hoover, chief of the Federal reau of Investigation? laid last t many underworld characters moved from Kansas City to x. City, Iowa, since the G-mn's fup" campaign against Deio-Boss Tom Pendergsst's Cem- l Dem I. political organization. Merged Paper to Print Large Sunday Issue New Star-Journal Will Carry All American Press Services Purchase of The Minneapo-is Journal by Tho Minneapo-is Star and tho consolidation of the two papers under tho namo of "The Minneapolis Star-Journal" was announced today by John Cowlea, presi dent of The Minneapolis Star Company, and by Carl W. Jones) president of The Journal Printing Company, The combined paper, which will be greatly expanded to Include all of the news services and also the best comics, "columns," and other foal tires of both the Journal and Tho Star, will bo delivered to all who have In tho past been subscribers to either of the papers. A substantial proportion of Jour- nnl employes will immediately he-como members of the combined Star-Journal organization, and liberal severance compensation will be provided for other employes by "ie Journal management. Except for the appointment of George W. Ronald, who bs been business manager of The Journal, to tho newly-created position of business manager of tho Star-Journal, no other executive changes are being made !n The Star organ! tlon, and all Star empyes will continue with the combined paper. John Thomnson. who hn heen publisher of The Star, and Basil waiters, who has been editor of The Star, will continue In the same positions with the combined paper. Under tho terms of tho nurehnse contract, Thq Star acquired all of mo property f The Journal Print-lne Comnanv that was used In rnn. ncctlon with the production of The Journal newspaper, except the real esiate. me owners of Tho Journal Printing Company are Mrs. H. V. Jones, Carl W. Jones, Mose Jones, Jefferson Jones, Miss Tessie Jones, Mrs. A. W. Leslie and Mrs. George W. Ronald. The consideration was not made public. Tho new Star-Journal will be published In The Star's plant at Fifth street and Sixth avenue S. which was recently enlarged by tho construction of one of the flrest pron rooms In America and by the Installation of nlno additional press units. The Star-Journal will be one of the few newspapers in the entire country that will receive tho com-plete news reports of all of the three American news agencies, the Associated Press, the United Press and International News Service. The Star-Journal also will receive The New York Times-Chicago Tribune special news service. With the solo exception of the Kansas City Star, The Minneapolis Star-Journal will have tho largest circulation of any evening newspaper In any city between Chicago and Lcs Angeles. The most recent ABC circulation total of The Star was 155,000, and of Tho Journal 135,000. The combined Star-Journal, after eliminating duplication, Is expected to have a circulation of around a quarter of a million copies a day. Tho name of the present Minne apolis Sunday Journal will be changed to the Star-Journal, and the Sunday edition of the combined papers will also be greatly expand ed and improved. Families which formerly were subscribers by carrier to both The Minneapolis Star and The Minneapolis Journal may, for a few days, receive two copies of the nw-Stn Journal. This duplication f be' eliminated just as oroiv ly a the circulation reed, ocd "J of the two papers can checked and merged. Families receiving . ...Ill .( 1. charged for one copy. The management wll predate telephone call-' subscribers who reel copies a day of The Journal. Telephone At. or Ma. S21L ta data, Ec r

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