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Wednesday, December 27, 1933
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SIX BILLION DOLLARS IS Ell Administration Plans Backward Step in Recovery Drive . No' CONGRESS EXPECTED PROVIDE MONEY By GEO. R. HOLMES International News Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dtc. 20 Congress that meets two weeks from today will be asked to provide and probably will a sum approximating six billion dollars to finance the government for the next fiscal year. It will be a six billion dollar congress. This enormous amount will provide for ordinary running expenses of the government now estimated at about $2,600,000,000 and insure various recovery phases of the "new deal" being continued well into 1935. There is to be no .retreat on any fronts, from which the administration has been directing the re-' covery drive. Instead of retreating, it plans to advance, and with more ammunition' in the form of federal dollars to press the attack. A White. House conference which lasted far '-into last night evolved estimateB of what congress will bo called upon to provide. E ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES Object To Electrify The American Farm and Home NEW AUTHORITY WILL BE SET UP NEW YORK. Dec. 21. (I.N.S) ,ng the buildinB ,n he hPe f c-The government's first step in com- Pg-it as soon after that date as pletely electrifying the American P08siblf- home was announced today by David E. Liiienthal, director and general, counsel for TVA, who in doing so, added a new set of initials to the federal nomenclature, EHFAt or electric home and farm authority. The new authority, a subsidary to TVA, will : be incorporated in Wilmington, Del., during the first week of the new ye4r. It will fill the role of Commercial Discount Corporation, backed Nby the powera of the government. It will act to obtain lower prices for iectrieal household equipment, re-igerators, ranges, water heaters, otors and a cheaper partial payment y.lan for the consumer, extending -.he payments over four years. MYSTERY SHROUDS DEATH OF OFFICERS , 1 PROVIDENCE, R I. Dee. 26. I After 36 hours of the most intensive 9 under the program publsned . by police investigation in the history of Admiral David F. Sellers, command- the city, the shooting to death of two 'or-inchie o tlle fleet- Tnis wouId , : leave only 17 destroyers, two battle policemen on a downtown street on . . . . ships and ne l'ght cru ser as the Pa-Sunday morning, is still shrouded in ciic coasta igllting contingent. mystery. j Abov.t Ju;;e 7 the aircraft tender A definite announcement by police Wright with her two squadrons of that they consider untenable the the-Jiant patrol seaplanes would return ory that one policeman shot the other and then shot himself, coupled with the refusal to divulge information regarding their investiga-toa, and the lack of authentic in formation from persons reaching tho scene immediately after the shoot ing heightened the mystery. i Tho police dragnet, which for a day and a night had subjected all: x . .' . . . . . , ' to questioning was withdrawn Mon-'at th9 Probate office was recorded on day, with police offering no reason Saturday as newlyweds prepared for for their action. Monday afternoon Christmas weddings, the police again closed Union street., i Eighteen licenses were issued, in-scene of the shootin, to Iraff c, 'eluding 14 to white couples and four and swept it in search for a bullet or Other clews. Both policemen vers shot through the head, but only on3 bullet thus far has been found. : jfor the week to 39, indicating that . Midshipmen DDuncan Dixon and!the moth 0f December will clo3e Edar Samuel Poyell, Jr th.latte!-' witn anp'ther big record for marri-ot Duluth, Minn., are spending .th3 ages n thls connty. . , . , Christmas vacat on ,with the former'.; , - , . . j parents, Dr. and-Mrs. D. P. Dixbr'.j "Mrs! Willie Moore of Anniston, is Both attend hta naval ' academy iu the guest of her sister, Mrs. Ida W. Annapolis, Md..' .,-j ,. r f j Elliott i Completion By Legion OF SI 2, TO COMPLETE BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION Complete Building Will Have Value of Fifty Tnous-and Dollars FURNISHINGS TO COST TEN THOUSAND Completion of the Edward K. Wren Memorial hall of the American Legion by February 15 was assured Friday- following final approval of the application for $12,600 from the CWA. These funds will be used for material and labor with which to finish the building, which upon completion will be worfh '$50,000, it is estimated. An additional $10,000 will be expended in equiping and furnishing it, bringing the total to $60,000. Work on the interior of the structure, which had been held up pend- ing approval of the CWA project, will begin as soon as material can be purchased and placed on the sito. Thirty-three men, mostly skilled laborers, will be employed on the job of completing the interior . of the building. Work is already going forward on the grounds a sa part of the landscaping of public grounds included in other Talladega CWA projects. The Wren post has expended approximately $12,000 on tho memorial, including $9,500 for labor and material and $800 for the let. With the addition of the $12,600 CWA funds and the estimated value of material contributed, R. F. C. labor and private labor contributed, and additional funds to be added by tho legion, the to'.al cost of the lot and building is estimated at $50,000. CWA requirements call for completion of the project by February 15. The finance committee mean j while will consider plans for furnish- UNITED STATES FLEET E Navy's Fighting Strength Will Be Concentrated in Eastern Waters j SAN PEDRO, Calif., Dec. 23. ; Virtually the entire fighting strength ;of the Unted States navy will ba I concentrated on the Atlantic coast next summer under a tentative ! schedule released here Friday, i An armanda of 110 surface vessel's, tho dirigible Macon and about 300 r.ircraft would leave California bases on a seven-month cruise next April lo oaa "1BB altel "'-"s iieet as rar as tile varripean. The entire fleet is expected to ra- turn Nov. to Southern California about 15, 1934. JIB ymimo ses Make Record Sales Record sale of marriage licenses to, negroes. The clerks were kept busy issuing licenses and attending to other official business. The 18 licenses brought the total Wren Home Is Assured j NRA Head Says Civil Works' Wages Higher Tfcan Those of Cedes ; WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. Hugh S. Johnsjn piotested to the civil works ldir.inistration against its paying higher wages than are being given by many industries under codes. 'It is an absurd situation," he as- sert d at a press conference, but it is up to the CWA. All I can do is call (heir attention to the inconsistency, He wenl on to explain that the coao-fixea minimum wages in all ases ra supposed to represent ul- most that industr.es- now can afford to pay. 'He considered it "ridiculous" that men from bread lines, placed on what he said amounted virtually to a fed eral dole .should have more attractive pay than those normally employed in Industries, some in competing issues. Told that civil works officials considered the situation an ''indictment" of code wages Johnson said that is 'just words" and that he could not be disturbed by It. REPUBLICAN PARTY' BE E NEXT NATIONAL RACE I Jg Former President Hoover Expected to Play Little Part HOOVER WILL NOT BE A CANDIDATE By GEO. R. HOLMES, International News Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. The thorough reorganization of the republican party is to take place before the presidential campaign in 1936, according to party leaders now gathering here for the coming session of congress. In this reorganization, former President Herbert Hoover will play little part. Those who have conferred with him recently in California say he is no longer politically ambitious, and reconciled to the idea the republican nomination for the presidency in 1936 must go elsewhere. Rsbv Bov Who Will Rule The Empire Was Born Friday TOKYO, Dec. 23. A baby boy who will, if he survies his father, one day become the 125th mikado and carry on tne succession of tne oiaest aynas-ty in the world, was born Friday in tb imperial' palace here. He is the first son of their, majesties; Emperor Hirohito and Em-press Nagako, and therefore the long- awainted crown prince of the empire. Heartfclt, nationwide rejoicing greeted the rapidly broadcast tidings of the arrival of the Imperial prinee-Hu? at 6:30 a. m. Friday. The news was announced to the 5,-000,000 inhabitants of the capital by shril'ing sirens and carried to the ends of the empire by raido. Celebration by the Japanese people of the birth of their future sovereign was all the more sincere because it was long deferred. . Four times previously since the marriage of Hirohito and his con- sort, nearly 10 years ago, the nation . . MI. . , . ... : , ,? L i Insanity, blindness, deafness and se- has anxiously awaited the an-1,,... , . . , , . .: , , . frious physical deformities, nouncement of a sim.lar gokeiji outj pTf,Q . . .... , . . . I Extreme inebriety ha8 been urged each time the fervor of the celebra- a.fK.. ,. . . ... ; e 1 as another infliction to be included. tion was dampened because the new: miu .t . ., , . - . Wnile the law was under discus- arf rival was a girl.. . , l8lon for 80me tlm few person9 wefc The baby born Friday, In the ma- believed to hav taken it seriously, ternity ward in the inner precincts of but the announcement that 400,000 the palace in the heart of Tokyo will. ..persons bf both' seses: might bo St-If he outlives his 32-year old father, l-fca '.profs to be a serrsation. I ,. carry on '.'a line of unbroken forages-.. The sterilization law was dtseribod eternal," which good Japanese ; de-ic, the most drastic maasure 'to raise outly believe to be 2,600 years old. L Rrl Tans f.i'it. Providing Blue J F.strta Oisrslav AH Necessary 7fJ pR CT. WORKERS .... rNi- V 8.)- 'ACIIING'TON, Doc. 20. (I.fJ. -President Roosevelt today sign- ed an executive order continuing the blanket agreement under NRA, oth- erwise known as the pijesiasn.s re- employment agreement for torn months. The original blanket order 'expires January 1. Accompanym0 the order was a statement from the president pointing out that since last July approximately seventy per cent of the workers, who eventually will cme under the codes, have already been brought in. In issuing the or-l& dor. the president slashed through red tape by providing exhibit of the Blue Eagle will of itself signify tne employer's compliance with the blanket code extension. This, he explained, -would apply not only to those already under the blanket code, and who agree to the extension, but also to tiiose who are not flow under but wish to go under as of the new year. XEW. FLORIDA ROAD MAP " FOR SOUTHBOUND MOTORISTS If you are planning a trip to Florida this winter, you will be interested in a colorful new road map of the Everglades state, just published by the Standard Oil company. 'i This is the most accurate map of the state we have yet seen. Besides showing all automobile roads clearly, it gives the location of many impor tant points of interest. Detail maps ;ave included, showing the best routes through Jacksonville, Tampa, and Miami, and on the back is a handy map cf the main roads to Florida from all the Middle Atlantic and uulf States. Copies of thi3 fine new map can be obtained free, by writing to Standard Oil Touring Service, West Bloom Avenue, Louisville, 426 fCy. Beginning January First Reich Officials To Pass Oh 400 000 ' BERLIN, Dec. 12. Last-minute preparations were under way Wednesday for executing one of the most significant features of Chancellor Hitler's program to make Germany physically fit the sterilization of persons suffering incurable diseases. On January 1, 1934, 1,706 "eugenic courts" will begin functioning. These will pass judgment on at least 400, 800 men and women considered "hereditary detectives." Depriving these people of reproductive powers will take at least two years, it was estimated. Instructions have been issued hospital and sanitarium officials, as well as heads of penitentiaries and prisons, to get a list of incurables and habitual criminals ready by Jan ' The sterilization operations will be performed under court orders, af- ter system of checks from which there will be no appeal Of the "eugenic courts," 1,000 are in Prussia alone, besides 27 "su- Preme eugenic courts.' Nine classes of congenital diseases are specified, the majority of them among the mentally defective, as calling for the operations. " The cost of the action has been estimated at about 14,000,000 marks (now about $6,800,000). This the government considers trifling compared to the 350,000,000 marks (132,000,000) which persons suffering incurable diseases cost th"? German taxpayers annually. The sterilization law is applicable,' amone othors tn the national efficiency since the days BEMIS BRO bag An article printed in The Northwestern Miller entitled "A Business 75 Years Old" gives interesting facts m connection with th9 Bemis Bro. Bag Company, which in that time has grown to be the world'3 largest bag manufacturing establishment. ' Facts taken from the article are presented in part as folows: Starting with a half dozen sewing machines, same wooden type, two small presses and $2,000, Judson Moss Bemis, a young Massachusetts-born man 25 years of age, and his cousin, Simeon Farwell of Chicago, began the industry which has developed into a chain of 20 plants, In cluding a bleaching plant, r.n ink plant, a paper mill and three textile mills. The others are bag factories. Young Eemis formed J. M. Bemis & Company and set up a small plant on top floor of a building oyer a unachine shop in St. Louis in 1858. Two years later a second cousin, Edward J. Brown, came Into the enter prise which became known as Bemis Brown. Brown became traveling salesman, covering the mills around St. Louis. Later the two bought out Farwell. Prospering, the little concern bought a local branch bag factory and added its equipment to the Bemis & Brown plant. As the years passed, Bemis and Brown became an important part of the commercial life of St. Louis, then the greatest center of flour milling in -the country. Later the cousins established the TWO DOCTORS FREED IN CANCER DEATH CASE Maryland Court Directs Ver-dice of Not Guilty in "Cure" Case ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 22. The s'.ate Thursday gave up Its attempt to convict Dr. Harry R. 'Street, of Washington, and Dr. Sherwood Ferris, of Chevy Chase, Md., of manslaughter as a result of the alleged cancer salve death of Mrs. Cora Britton, of May's Landing, N. J. The two physicians were found not guilty upon direction of the court: "The testimony of the state has not shown sufficient negligence to substantiate the charge of manslaughter and I do not feel like asking a verdict of guilty," announced State's Attorney Stedman Prescott when court reconvened after lunch Thursday. After tne trial Prescot; said he had -(been impressed by the testimony of (over 30 former patients of Dr. Street, who said they had been cured of various . sorts of "growths" through his treatment with his cancer salve. The state had contended that Mrs. Britton, who went to Dr. Street with a small growth in her right breast had had her right breast completely burned off by a "powerful corrosive" contained in the salve, and that she died as a result. Mr3. Britton had been treated by both defendants while she stayed at Dr. Ferris' home in Chevy Chase. After nine weeks there she was removed to a hospital in Baltimore, where she died last May. CENSUS OP BET ATX, TRADE IS PLANNED WASHINGTON, Dec. . 20. Ap proximately 75 persons will be em ployed In Birmingham compiling a census of retail and wholesale trade for its metropolitan area, the CWA informed Senator Hugo L. Black and Representative George Huddleston Tuesday. . The census of distribution will be used by the NRA and other federal agencies to discover what haB hap pened to wholesale an dretaii trade since the census of 1936. . The enenmerators will.be selected from the local re-employment lists and no political patronage is in volved. The CWA also announced Tuesday that 17 persons in Alabama will be selected to collect and analyze information on' those who . have, registered with employment and re-ero-ployme'nt offices 'since July 1. of ancient Sparta. jWhe.h , weak, infants were exposed., , ' One judge and two medical experts will preside at each.rcourt. , An ex-flmption wiU, be granted from .their Judgment only in s'n'cht cases .wher.s the court'' believes" there .will hfi.no likelihood" haying ' children or when: iperson'is rich enoujgh to pay for detention throughout his life in a isanitarium CO. 75 YEARS Home Cotton Mills for manufacturing their own cloth, Bemis & Brown continued to prosper during the Civil War despite the hard times that accompanied it. Mr. Brown after the war went to Boston and opened an office, "Mr. Bemis remaining in Eti Louis to run the business. In 1863 Henry Digby came into the business and the name was changed to Bemis, Brown & Company, but some time later Digby's interest was bought by Bemis. Stephen A. Bemis, an older brother, returned from the West and agreed to take over the management of the St. Louis plant, and young Bemis went to Boston, where ho remained, directing tlie business. In 1873 the Bemis brothers bought out Brown. The first of the extended chain of branch factories was established .in 1881 at Minneapolis. During the succeeding years branches were established at Wichita, Kan., Memphis, Tenn., Houston, Tex., ' Indianapolis, Norfolk, Va., Omaha, Neb., Bemis. Tenn., Peoria, III., New Orleans, Buf falo, N. T., San Francisco, Seattle, Wash., Winnipeg, Can., Kansas City, Brooklyn, and Talladega. The textile mills at Bemiston, near Talladega, at Bemis, Tenn., and at Indianapolis now provide Bemis factories with a very large part of the cotton cloth used in bag manufacture. J. M. Bemis, the founder, died in 1921 in his eighty-eighth year. He was succeeded by his son, Albert F. Bemis, who is now chairman of the board. DEBT OFSTATE IS CUT ; REVEALED BY REPORT! Expenditures For Year Unde Cost Figures of Comptroller Hard Shows MONTGOMERY, Ala., Dec. 23. The first annual report of J. H. Hard Jr., state comptroller, Friday showed that Alabama lived within it income for the fiscal year ending Ser-tember 30, 1933, and reduced the state's debt by J3.371.-630. The report stated that receipts for the year, including federal aid, wer $25,656,082, which made a total o $26,034,405 available due to a , balance on hand of $378,323. Total expenditures, including the debt reduction of $3,371,530, were $25,484,278, leaving a balance oh hand at the start of the new fiscal year of $550,127. ' Reviewing th'e debt reduction, Mr. Hard said, "on account of . these payments, connected with expenses connected with the legislature and elections, there was approximately $1,300,000 expended from the geu eral fund which ordinarfiy will no recur this year. Chief - items in receipts were $6,198,555 business. licenses ".and taxes; $1,6 3 6, 4 6 4' net . earnings of convict department; $2,122,359 motor vehicle license; and $7,532,116 gasoline taxes. Chief disbursement items were $5,939,448 administration, and operation; $2,755,303 intrest on debt; $1,150,716 pensions; $5,292,519 education; $1,290,9S3 eleemosynary and correctional institutions; $3,371,530 debt payments; $192,778 legislature Federal aid receipts were listed as $4,848,513 while federal fund disbursements were $203, 4S0 for edu cation and $4,574,571 for highways. or total disbursements of $4,778,051. Chief items in receipts were $6,' 150,123 ad valorem taxes, land sales and redemptions; $6,195,555 business licenses and taxes. j . : " ! Big Transportation i Business Is Reported Business was good with the transportation systems during the Christmas week end. j New low' passenger fares instituted by the railroads together with the widespread improvemeit In business conditions broiight a sharp increase in traffic not seen heretofore even on holidays. '" 1 '.'' " ' The coaches of some of the trains arriving and departing "here were so crowded that' many were not able to find seats and had to stand up during' journeys.'; One male' traveler complained of the absence' of straps from which Vo hang.'". V ' . . ! .Tti ttua HnoB Alan' anl Avail nnu f v - . fitable holiday business. " j PRESENTS LEGION AIMS E AUDI UL Discusses - Subjects Member ship, Legislation and Na-. tional Defense ' , URGES LEGISLATURE SESSION FOR SCHOOLS The national and state programs of the- American Legion with reference to membership, legislation, national defense, Americanism and the public school situation were discussed by speakers at a Legion meeting at the courthouse Friday morning. W. A. Abramson of Florence, de partment commander, was the prin cipal speaker. Mr. Abramson made an appeal for a larger membership and discussed phaseg of the national program, including the universal draft plan as a means of taking the profit out of war, opposition to cancellation of war debts, and the department's efforts to prevent closing of the public schools of the state. ' The commander, who is on a tour of the state speaking to legion posts, stated that unless a good percentage of the eligible ex-servicemen are enlisted the Legion program cannot be put over, in Washington. ' . In discussing the draft plan advocated by the Legion, he" declared that the wealth of the nation should have to serve in time of war on the same basis of pay as the manpower. He pointed to ' the national organization's opposition to cancellation of war debts. Cancellation would mean that the debts would have to be paid by the impoverished masses of the country, he said. Those leading tho fight for cancellation are the international bankers and war profiteers, he' added. , He also touched on the national lesion D roeram for an adenuato. de fense, and the Americanism program with reference to the 'menace ; of communism and foreign propaganda. He urged that the legionnaires and ex-servicemen contact theifrepresen-tatives in the legislature demanding an extra session to provide for continued operation of the public 8cho61s. , Department Adjutant D. Trotter-Jones, formerly of Talladega, whose headquarters is in Montgomery, spoke briefly on current affairs of ' the legion. Turner Jones, post commander, introduced the speakers. He paid tribute to E. A. McBride, finance and building chairman, for his Work in connection with the building of the Wren Memorial hall. Mr. Mc Bride spoke on the school situation. During the course of the meeting it was announced' that the national commander, Edward A. Hayes of De catur, 111., will be in Anniston on the night of January 8, at which time legionnaires of this county are invited to meet him. Commander Abramson and Adju tant Jones visited the new memorial building and expressed gratification in the progress made by the local post- in erecting the memorial. " Major Lamar Jeffers, representa tive in Congress from the Fourth aistrict, spoke briefly on Legion topics. Taylor Boyd of Sylacauga, district vice-commander, was among those attending the meeting. The entertainment at which a Plymouth car will be given away by the local Legion post was postponed until 11 o'clock Monday morning, January l, oh account of the inability of many out"bf town visitors to attend at this time. The entertainment which had been scheduled to coincide with the visit of the department officers here Friday, will be given on January 1, at the new Wren Memorial hall. All persons who contributed a dollar to the memorial building fund and received tickets are requested to hold' the tickets and attend the entertain ment at hat time. - K. L. LAWRENCE DEAD AT MARIETTA, GA. Friends of McDonald Lawrence Of Birmingham will regret tcr learn of his. father's, death, Robert DeTriviUe Lawrence, at Marietta,' Ga., 6n Deci' 21. , Mr. Lawrence was 94 years old and his life's' work was caring for the Confederate soldiers in Georgia where he was president of the horns. He continued-his -work until, a week, before his death. . Mr: and Mrs. J. C. Hayden spent Christ Jias with relatives in Tusca loosa, i i

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