The Daily Messenger from Canandaigua, New York on July 15, 1939 · Page 1
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Canandaigua, New York
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Effort^ to Rescue 30 Miners Entombed Following -!' iV sj Readers More Ontario County readers than any other Ontario County paper. Established in 1797. Vol. 142.--No. 164. The Weather Western New York -- Ifclr aa4 continued cool tonight and Jn* day. CANANDAIGUA, N. Y., SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1939. Single Copy, 3 Cents NO ACTION ON NEUTRALITY IS PREDICTED V Mine Squads Working Fast Jo Save Men PROVIDENCE, Ky. (/P) -- Lives of 30 soft coal miners were endangered last night by an expjo(nur. 185 feet beneath ground and two and a half miles back from the mme shaft, through which the men entered a few hours before. Six men in the depths at the time of the blast came to the surface a short time later. They were: William Reynolds and Ray Baaer, ROECCC Higdon. Ed Mayes, Joe and Henry De Priest. The company announced an official list of 30 names of men still in the mine. No word came from the determined members of Roscoe squads recruited quickly tc attempt, iu ieac-. the men reported still tiapped al- Rochester WPA Projects Closed i BUFFALO A) -- A walkout; Meanwhile, the federal clepart- movemenl. among upstate New ment of justice had before it a re- York Works Progress Administra- quest from upstate WPA Adminis- tion workers protesting against in- tralor Lester W. Herzog- for inter- creased working hours subsided to- ! vention against "roving bands of day in the wake of a. "back-to- \ agitators"' who Herzog asserted had work" vote in Buffalo and a shut- : threatened workers, down ordered in Rochester projects | Hoffman had reported that fly"to avoid strife." · ing squadrons of men had visited Striking Buffalo workers follow-; Rochester projects repeatedly, ing their failure to enlist some j "pulling workers off of jobs." 1,000 municipal airport project em- \ Herzog's request for department ployes, voted at an outdoor mass i of justice aid was also asked against man. local administrator, issued an meeting to return to work Monday, "agitators whose activities have in- the next regular working day. , eluded soliciting funds from WPA In Rochester, Robert G. HofT- ·; workers." The upstate administrator insisted ht; move was not aimed at striking workers, but that "we will seek action against those persons who are stooping others from go- i. * .. order shutting down all local projects following brief flareups of violence reportedly between workers and strikers. The order halted work on some 60 projects employing 3,500 men. ing to work." The Buffalo "work - stoppage" Earlier. Rochester WPA officials.; movement, which embraced an es- had dismissed 1,053 employes for , timated 2,000 workers two days ago. though they had been down for j "refusal to work" and for failure to i was slowed yesterday when an at- hours. More rescue workers arrived report for duty for five consecutive ; temnt to enlist the airport workers and they were sent below in shifts of ten. The only report above ground was that the way had been cu-area about a mile frora tlic snail in the direction up where the entombed men were believed to have' been working. Reynolds was able to walk when he came out but W. F. Hume, secretary of the Duvin Mining Company pit where the blast occurred, said" but he was not questioned as j to the plight of comrades because | "his air was bad." Repcrt Gas Formed j State Mine Inspector John Dan- j iel, on his way here, Governor A. B. Chandl fort that his information was days. ! resulted in failure. LENDING PLAN MAY BE UP FOR DECISION SOON WASHINGTON (.-Pi -- President Roosevelt's $2,800,000,000 lending may reach the Senate floor I " * and Democrats in both House and Senate promising opposition" even of | though the plan is revised, Sena- I tor Adams, (D., Colo.), a member usual after the explosion, and. he (Daniel) feared for the the men still below the sur^c. , banking committee consid- The governor said Daniel told ^ mea | ure ^ today: him: . . . . "I do not want to paint a dark picture but our experiences have been that few survive in a case like this." Chandler told him: Well, go ahead and .spare no expense in doing anything you can for mem. Daniel said there was some hope in his reports from the mine that the explosion had not wrecked the ventilating system. The inspector said the men may a chance to barricade have had themselves the carbon monoxide but he did not know whether they had the time. The men who came up were re- on.. "Some changes are inevitable. There are some things all concede ought to be rewritten." Senator McNary, of Oregon, the Republican leader, said the 23 Republican senators would be almost solidly against the program, which administration officials contend would be self-liquidating and would stimulate business and employment. Most of the 169 Republicans of the House also will be against it, Martin of Massachusetts, the against the^ spread jf j ^.publican leader, said, although no survey had been made. Representative Wolcott, (R.. Mich.) and Senator Taft (R- Ohio) ported to have been working on., j banking committeemen. argued the about a half mile back from the ! t,jij delegated too much discretion- shaft at the time of the blast j ary power to the executive branch. Within a short time after the . They will try to trim it in this res- explosion about 1,500 persons, in- ' eluding the wives, children and other relatives of the miners employed in the mine had gathered at the shaft. Two women collapsed. pcct. Jersey Court Paroles Former State Trooper Pair Held For Arson In Night Club Blaze BUFFALO Pi -- Two men faced ichar;:cs of first degree arson today fin connection with a night club fire. They were William Tepletsky. 43. proprietor of the club (Silver Grill*. f rccti on $7.500 bail pending a hearing Jily 13. and Sam Goldberp. 54. hcM for srand jury action. They pleaded innocent to the arson charges yesterday when ar- raignrri before City Judge Gcorpc L Haw Police Sergeant John J. | FilzgcraM averted the fire was U" jnrna p:*l, a f o outcome of a plot to COHccl $20.000 j ff f A IlCKClh TRENTON, N. J. i/Pi -- A former New York state trooper was among six men convicted of murder who carried paroles today from the New Jersey Court of Pardons. Walter E. McFall of Gcnesco, N. Y., former state policeman who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1924 for the fatal shooting in West New York of a girl known as "The Boston Kid," was paroled. Authorities said McFall afterward shot himself in the head. They said his recovery was a "miracle" and that llic bulJel still was lodged «n his brain. NAVY DIVERS PLAN 25 MORE TRIPS TO SUB PORTSMOUTH. N. H. i/Pi-- Eage-' to learn just what happened to the submarine Squalus when she broke away from her little cradle and plunged back to the boUom Thurs One Dead In WPA Battle; 17 Injured MINNEAPOLIS. Minn. (,P)--WP.. c Derations were shutdown in strike- scarred Minneapolis today after a h;oody battle between police and demonstrators last night in which one man was killed and 17 persor.-= tcssed or injured. Blazing riot guns and clouds o- tear gas sent several hundred WPA strikers and 2,000 or more onlookers scurrying for cover as police throw a p.'otective cordon about i!5 women stwing project workers when thsy | If it their quarters at 7 P. M., and were followed by a menacing mo!). Shouts and screams of rhe pickets, the reports of guns and showers oi rocks made bedlam in the dcv.-ntowri j district along Second Street Korth, where the sewing quarters are located in a three-story brick byilding. R.ot guns barked from armored police cars and gunfire spattere-J down from a nearby building top. Yil.ere a yelling, rock-throwing gicup of men stood. In the melee, Emil A. Bergstrom 6;i, of Minneapolis, standi.ig with the demonstrator.? in a filing statics lot across from the sewing yrojeri building, was shot in the head, dying "shortly afterward in a hospital. Who firsd the fatal bullet was an unanswerable question. Nine othe:s including a 14-year-old boy. Lynn Thompson, and a 10-yeiir-old gir! Joan Phyllie Moskdick, were shot, none seriously, a policeman's jav; was battered and five pcliceme;- Squalus Lift Fails Attempts to. lift the sunken Submarine Squalus seemed near success when two pontoons, attached to the front end of the sub, broke the surface. Their appearance indicated the Squalus and its cargo of 26 bodies had been lifted from the ocean bottom 243 feet below. A tew minutes later these two pontoons and two aft broke loose from the Squalus and the submarine plunged back to the bottom. Salvage Boat Falcon is on the right and Tug Sagamore is in background. Scene is off Portsmouth, N. H. day, Navy divers paced the deck of -snd two others were gassed. tht: rescue ship Falcon today, ready for the first .of 25 more perilous descents to the 240-foot depths. Heavy seas have blocked a second start on the difficult tasl: of raisin;, the $4,000.000 craft, still the tomb of 26 men, and salvage experts weie unable to draw up a new plan cf action until diverc completed their attack after a skirmish there witii survey. Officers said at least 25 dives would have tc be made for a full It was the second fatality this week in a series of riots centering at the sewing project, which has operated in defiance of the strikers who ere protesting lengthening of their work month by Congress without an MORE INDICTED IN BIG SCHOOL SCANDAL IN LA. stv.dy of the new situation. Merc t'ran 150 dives were made dining the first salvage effort, from six to nine 5 a day. As they waited, the experts specu- Ipled on what might have occurred. One feared the submersible inlglu hove tumbled on her siOc. an accident which would make the lifting task extremely difficult. Previously rht had rested on an even k;.el. the flooded stern imbedded about 2C feet in the mud. Others thought the rearing plunge. which disnitrously ended the first lifting just at the moment rf success, might have rammed the even further into the blue BATON ROUGE, La. iJP state university's spreading L ; I included today indictments against the head of the Louisiana medicr-i accompanying pay raise. Eai»y this j society, the school's former pi ssi- week a policeman died from a heart j dent and two of his former r.idcs. The medical society president, Di. pickets. j Clarence A. Lorio. state senator. Under police protection, the sew-1 and member of the school's board of ing project opened on .schedule i supervisors was charged with em- Friday morning. A clash, with police using tear gas to hold oack a mob, CLCurred at noon when the work shift changed. Two policemtn weir gassed when a tear gas fcomo back- ri:eri and four other persons wen- cnsscd. slugged or trampled. mud at the bottom, a · v.hich also would hamper salvage. Three Decapitated In Heating Tank Blast BURLINGTON. Vt. yl' -- A copper water heating tank exploded and bowled down a golf club fairway here last night, decapitating two men and a nine-year-old girl. Catapulting out of a burning buiidine at the Lake Champlain CJiih or. the Jake shore, the six foot. 18 inch lank beheaded T. HOWERTOWN. Pa. O») -- It look a birthday anniversary -- their 81 st -- Jo reunite William and St-rpJuen Hc, 1 ^. Iwin brothers. Stephen. a resident of Northampton, and William, who lives at Howertown, had not seen each other lor two vcars until yesterday. For Strike Organization MOORHEAD. Minn. r -- A flyanc squad of WPA pickets, set!:- , . ing to stO] wort: on projects in this «'C 'l^" 3 " ibcH under area. day on bly. Ninclecn men. all but IT:O from Farco. N. D.. were arraignrd in Police court alter being arrested near the city limits, where. Clay county authorities said, they loir] workers to get off the job or they would return with 300 Id 500 men from Fargo and put you off." Brown 51. cJub manager, and Edward H. Thornton. 46. of Burlington, who were standing 15 feel iairay. smashed into a garage ncar- Iby and Ihcn struck Suzanne KcUcy. standing with her father and mother. Mr. and Mrs. Justin Kcllcy of BurSinpton. TJje tank Uncn roared on down; Ihe ciphtli fairv.-ay of Jhc poll i course lor about 2W yards, gouging holes in the lurf below bur-sod. T1:r ·si" Fri- i cause of 1he fire and rspteion fire an She building converted water I in the 1anl; into steam, which blew | out both ends of the tan!; and lulled 1hc cylindorical pnrlirn DJ: itf errand of death. Leaves Iron Lung To Enjoy Birthday Party FOUGHKEEPSIE Wi--In r.n iron lung at Vassar Hospital which he has occupied for almost oifihl years paralysis-stricken Birsall Sweet today began his 21st year. Sweet, 21 yesterday, was pc: ic-d to leave the lung for t'.vo hour;? ti, attend a birthday paity on t;ic 1-cspital lawn wilh his parent 5 :. Mr and Mrs. Percy Sweet, c! Bearor. ;.ud nurses. The youth several da--; ago v.i,. 1 as.'-'.ircri continuous use cf the, v.lien the Stale Health Department n?ier Governor Lehman? intcrvcii- iicn. advised Dutchcss County authorities it would pay half of thf S^j.OOO annual expense. Tlie count:-' contribute^ the remainder. Laws Are Amended To Continue Borrowing PROVIDENCE. K. I. i .·!*- Mhoa legislators ivciit J3:*rk hoin* Inx'ay aflcr a 96-JNinutr ;-pe» st- sicn' at whirli defects in 13^c siat- Joynwnt relief and ·cm; rcenc.' works acls -vcre repaarcd .-r ":. lo pencil coJilinued rowiui; «y cilics and Tlirouch aw j RETURN TO WORK UTICA I'/T' -- Milk iracfc driv- ! ers went back lo work today under a new two-year contract signed by j CtJca drivers, ending threats of a I state-wide strike. The contract, which affects approximately 1.-000 !«psta1* drivers, had previously been I signed bv two other groups. II pro- · Ivide-s a six-day week, nay increases SHANGHAI '.-7"' -- United Stales [ Iram $250 to $5 weekly, a week's ;and Eriiif.h emij-ujaT authoritjcs .vacation with pay effective in i lieard today that a Japanese sentry j and a dosed shop. j a t Wiihn slappf-f5 two American; ; women missionaries;, an American .boy and a Canadian woman mis- Japanese Sentry Slaps American Missionaries ij-jt emercfney periods ,jnrirr ;h: 3-jws lo expire June 30 ?:iA borrov.- ini therelore was btockc;- Govemf') V7illiam H. Vanderbill qaickii SIL-'.I e.-l the .-pecial session ni^.'u,- ··/hich extender! the rmciijerif: ; per- irris. British-Jap Parley Discussed At Tokyo TOKVO The conference to T R R F F I C 5 0 U R T T E R WOtl-D rXCLt'DE WOMEN LONDON" UP' -- L-ord Beavt-r- sionary. ; brook s Daily Express suggested to- Tlic incident occurred at Wuhu ' day that conscription be extended July 3. the missionaries reported, j lo women -- especially to women of The British and American author!- i London's fashionable west end. ties made immediate representations to the Shanghai Japanese "They could serve their country in the home, in the kitchen, in the consulate, wfiteh said it had no in- j hospital and on the farm." the pa- formation but would investigate, j per said. ne.coliate the Kritifh-Japanese dispute at the North China port oi Tientsin opened here today a gain? l a background o! anti-British sentiment fanned by patriotic .soc-h-ties. Foreign Minister Hachiro Arii-a and the British ambassador. Sir Robert Leslie Craigie. conferred alon? for three hours in a first meeting in which, a foreign office statement said, they discussed "general questions forming the brzzling and receiving stolon property. Dr. James Monroe Smith, whoso ifcisnation and flight from tiis school he headed nine yeari broke open the scandal, was charged, on 2\j \ counts ranging from alteiing records i t; allow himself a "bonus" to forg- I ing the name of the lat.i Governor I Oscar K. Ailen. ! The others indicted v.erc E. N Jackson, business rnannjrcr of the in,iver.sity. and 300-pound George Csldwell. recently ousted consiruc- l:on superintendent of the schco'. Caidweil already is uno'-T federai of diverting WPA mutcrial'- to private urse. Twenty - nine indictments ait.'.- Rcther were returned the four men last night by ihe Parish nrnd jurj- investigating the 'inivcr- si.ty'r- garbled affairs. Barometers Show Better Prospects In Business Trend NEW YORK (JP) -- Business men found hints of better trade prospects on the economic barometers this week. The heaviest buying wave in three years swept over the copper c-arket. The red metal SUCK u-.-s been a sensitive weather vane of business sentiment because it has been subject to violent swings in inventory accumulation and re- tiencnment. Copper men said low inventories, plus the boom in foreign demand for war machine needs, finally drove users to replenish supplies and protect themselves against higher prices. Analysts suspect industry generally in recent months has been letting stocks run down. Meanwhile, consumer demand has been rated fairly good along the nation's retail counters. The week's improvement consisted mainly of increased orders for forward delivery, such as the "big copper buying. Some industries, trade reports said, were -well booked on Autumn business. SEEK CONVICT IN MURDER OF KANSAS MAN CHICAGO -- Authorities of Of Congress Is Seen Near WASHINGTON P) --· Despite President Roosevelt's admonition that it was "highly advisable"- to revise the neutrality act at tliis session, some senators on both sides of the issue predicted today that Congress would go home in about three weeks without acting on the matter. . . . " = -,,, Vacant seats at quorum calls, restlessness in protracted committee sessions and the departure of some veteran legislators indicated! they said, that the end was near regardless of the urgent appeal made yesterday by the President and Secretary Hull for repeal of the arms embargo provision " in tjre present law. With Mr. Roosevelt's approval, the secretary of -state t«kl Congress that the embargo clause might tempt well-armed nations bent on conquest to plunge . t h e world into war, knowing -that- less well prepared opponents would- b* shut off from arms supplies in this country. ". ..'·. ;·".?.- V"'' Opponents of the administratiea'B revision program predicted almost unanimously that it would remain, until the next session, on the ; *fielf in the Senate Foreign Relation* committee, where they placed it re» cently by a 12 to 11 vote. "-- ^ ' "' "They will have to build a; fence around Washington to keep some of these senators here much lone* er." remarked Senator vBjMtttr "OB- j Idaho), one of the leaders: in the fight against the administration's program. " · · · · * Say Hands Are Although' Six Are Rescued In Ocean By Big Liner four states hunted an escaped Oklahoma convict. Jack Russell, former cowboy, today to question him about j the slaying of a young Kansas fra- ' l?rnity man. Victim of the killing was Billy L Hamilton, 23, a milling company rale?man of Arkansas City, Kan., Ifi38 graduate of the University o* Kansas and member of Phi Delta Tneta fraternity. His body was found yesterday in a ditch near Ringwood, 111., in Mc- K:-nry County, some 50 mite northwest of Chicago. Sheriff Lester Ed- iuger of McHcnry County said Thomas E. Quigley, Chicago, a great uncle of Hamilton, and Mrs. Quigley positively identified the body early today as it Jay* in an undertakers looni at Woodstock. 111. Hamilton had been shot in the i head. There were bruises and bums i on the chest and aooomen as · though lie might have been tortured . The irody was clad only in un- r. : t nvear. Parley For Peace In Mine Battle Is Held HARLAN. Ky. .4' -- Conferences aimed at bringing peace to 'bloody HarJan" county's soft coal field were planned today on two fronts. In a Knoxvillc. Tcnn. hotel room representatives of the Harlan Coun- ly'Coal Operators" Association ar,;i ;he C I O. United Mine Workers Union arranged a meeting to again ] discuss a labor contract. j The association is Jhc only croup I viji] resirfinn the U. M. W.'s "union J ^hop" contract. ' ] In Frankfort. Gov. A. E. Chandl- I rr KUJO he would review the 4 'general" Harlan situation wilh fvo federal investigators ordered h-rre : by Attorney General Murpny. i TOKYO .3'i -- A story of near i disaster to an American couple and j their cre\v of four crossing the j Pacific in a Chinese junk was disclosed as the liner President Coolidge arrived at Yokohama today. The couple. Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson, sailed from Yokohama for San Francisco June 2 in the 28-ton junk Tatiping. The President Coolidgc. radio operator George Rhodes related today, came upon the little craft about 700 miles cast of Yokohama. The Taiping was in distress, oif its course and dclaved bv storms, wilh its water lank less than half full and only a small part of the trip completed. Three Major Blazes Are Out Of Control Report Heavy Losses In Killing Of Animals ALBANY TN -- Canine Jekyl and Hydes. gentle companions ty day and murderers by night, slaughtered domestic animals worth more than $1.250.000 in New York State during the past decade. Although comparatively few in number, "killer dogs" destroyed S131.649 in livestock last year. Merlon Reynolds, .supervisor of the State Bureau of Dog Licenses, said today. Included among the casualties were 23.640 sheep. 29.686 fowls. 252 cattle. 221 pigs. 1,223 rabbits, 114 .Toats and six horses. Barkley of Kentucky was avowedly hopeful that the shelved legislation could be revived somehow, some other administration senators write asked that their identity;; not be divulged said it appeared- their hands were tied so far as getting action on this subject was concerned. There seemed to be, however, a Watch Developments In WPA Difficulty PHILADELPHIA '#· -- Skilled AFL-unian workmen on Pennsylvania WPA wrojeets wal-ehed Washington development.* today 1-or the signal either lo call off thrir protest strike against the 130-hour month or to make it effective Monday. in en directly involved enjoyed their usual ibolidav afforded by the- cus- l-imary wet 1 !--end shutdown on wo- .iecls throughout the slate. Th'rr '. differed on whether the an yesterday at the close of work would be continued Mon- ^av rmrning. Until then, full effect of the -walkout -will not be known. ' PORTLAND. Ore. f, -- At least 1 three major forest Jires were out of control in virgin timber in Orc- j con and Washington todav and ! apprehension increased as temperatures rose and humidity dropped. The Oalimus Butt P. blaze in Indian 1i;nbcr of Southern Oregon ' eovcrin'. 1 more than 5,000 a;-res was .-till nut oi hantf. Seven hundred iir:h|.rr.- hopfd lo eonlK'l i1 when 3t reached underbra-h east of h Fall.?. Execution Is Stayed On Murderer 12th Time Pa strike, -- Blinkinc his ".'. !·;:·- iH'fr.y eyes. 51 -year-old Paul ; rrv heard without show of emo- ! .m thai he had been saved from ; jf e.-irie chair a 12th time. i · O"-r T like i; here. One place | as :. r ood as another." calmly as- i Lawyers Retain Role Of Liberty Defender SAN FRANCISCO ^) -- TJ« American Bar Association retained its role as a defender of civil liberties when the House of Dele- cates at its convention yesterday defeated -overwhelmingly a resolution t-o hamstring the bill of rights rommitl-ec. The delegates chose Philadelphia for the 1940 convention before ad- .iournin-s their five-day meeting ias! nicht. Robert. J. Carey of Jersey City, N. ,1.. where the association's bill oi rights committee recently inter- vcnrd in court, after Mavor Frank Hacue refilled to permit a CIO union mass meeting in a city park, stA'SC'd a fight l-o curb the cwn- TREASURY REPORT WASHINGTON 03". -- Tjie position of the treasury on July background of the situation wriich j Receipts. $8,325.824.09: expenditures. Matt Hess that he has arisen at Tientsin." They will $; net balance $2.726.- en to Rockvlew Prison death house meet again Monday. ] 777,594.39. as scheduled today. XFW ARRIVAL AT ZOO PHILADELPHIA *JP -- P*pt Rhea. whose spouse gives him the job of hatching the eggs she supplies, gave the Philadelohi* Zoo serierl the former \VPA worker j a new member of the ostrich ftun- -·hen aTflkened in his Erie County ilv today. The new offspring wts ·jail cell and advised bv Warden ! jhe first he produced this yew. be tak- i Last y«a.T he batted JW J^y saccess- hatchtn? Uiree of the five tacit understanding by both-^Wee that, if war broke out in "Europe, Congress probably would be callftfl back into special session anil iieur trality legislation be the first Jorder of business then. "1 There was a disposition among many senators to regard the'presi- dent's special message of yesterday, transmitting the views of the secretary of state, as a move to "keep the record straight." About 50 senators, some of them taking notes, listened as the senate clerk read Bull's statement asserting that "the people of the United States and their government must not fail to make their .Just and legitimate contribution to the preservation of peace." Outlining the points on which he said those representing opposite viewpoints could agree, Hull contended that those who argued for continuance of the ban on the sate of arms to warring nations were urging not neutrality, but what will result in actual unneutrality^- British Conscripts (ailed For LONDON (4) -- Britain's first peacetime conscripts -- World War babies starting six monthi* compulsory military training -- stamped into barracks today, nailed ty the nation as Insurance again*? war. Thousands were summoned br radio and published notices to report at training centers at 10 A. M. bf Monday some 90.000 are *pacmt to be in uniform, with the niMn- ber gradually increasinf untfl the 200.000 of this year's clan of H- ycar-olds are called. Muster of the conscript army, creation of which marks a historic departure from Britain's traditional policy of volunteer service in peacetime, fits in with the |wr- cmmcnfs plan to have the air force, the fleet and the army at the peak of power during August and September. Mini Federal Aid In Strin »t- eggs his wife supplied. MINNEAPOLIS eorgit E. Leach. lornejr General Murphy t«4*r, thai "certain labor have openly reroltetf the federal tovernaient Jn it* administration" and noWinf of federal intcrnnUon CM rart«M law and order . . . ." Sayinf civil autMrMM MM« done and "wiU do eraTthtaf tt kttp and maintain order. UK am- OUMt

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