The Huntsville Times from Huntsville, Alabama on October 31, 1938 · 1
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The Times alone in North Alabama covers the news of the state and nation, both daily and Sunday, with the full leased wire and feature service of the Associated Press. he Hunt Phone 1J& Now USE times WANT-ADS (Minimum Charge 4 Lines) One Insertion $ .48 Three Insertions 96 One Week 1.44 One Month 5.20 Vol. 29, No. 197. MAJOR PARTIES ON FINAL WEEK OF VOTE DRIVE Record Off Year Ballot Expected To Be Cast Nov. 8 HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1938. 15c Per Week Sets New Mark Mass Hysteria, Panic Sweeps American Continent As Result Of Broadcast Of Invasion From Mars BIG GUNS COMING INTO ACTION SOON FDR Objects To Statement By James In Pennsylvania By Auodlated Pres Thousands of candidates for congressional and state offices began their final week of campaigning today amid indications of a record off-year vote in the Nov. 8 election. Politicians agreed the ballots would total far more than the 33,-000,000 cast in the 1934 congressien-al election, even though they were not expected to reach the 45,000,-000-mark set in the Roosevelt-Lan-don presidential contest two years ago. For the last appeals to this vast aray of voters, both Democratic and Republican parties called on their national leaders. The "reserve forces include President Roosevelt, half of his cabinet former President Hoover, and Alfred M Landon, 1936 Republican presidential candidate. Landon was booked for an address today at Bartlesville, Okla., before returning to help the Republican ticket in his home state of Kansas. Mr. Roosevelt will speak Friday night to a radio audience in support of the New York Democratic candidates. It is generally believed, however, that he also will mention national issues. In a letter made public yesterday, the President said he had not been asking voters to vote for Democrats, "as opposed to Republicans, or members of any other party." ; Radio Dramatization Of H. G. Wells Book Accepted Literally Lieut. Benjamin Kelsey here te shown at the end of his flight from Dayton, Ohio, to Buffalo. N. Y., during which he said his army pursuit plane (Curtiss) averaged 350 miles an hour, to establish a new army record for loaded pursuit ships. JUDGE PLEADS SONS PAROLE Kennamer Tells Board rs Mother Needs Him OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct 31 UP) Stern-faced F e deral Judge Franklin E. Kennamer dropped his judicial robes today to plead for leniency and a parole for his son, Phil, serving 25 years for slaying his socialite chum, John Gorrell, at Tulsa four years ago. With all the earnestness of a defendant who might appear before him, Judge NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Thousands of terror-stricken radio - listeners throughout the country fled from their homes last night when they tuned in on a series of synthetic news broadcasts which depicted the beginning of an interplanetary war. The simulated news b u lletins, which accompanied a CBS dramatization of H. G. Wells fantasy, "The War of The World," became so realistic that they sent a wave of mass, hysteria across the continent. The broadcast was intended only as fiction. Explanatory announcements during the program, between 8 and 9 p. m were overlooked by thousands who were led to believe that a poison gas expedition had arrived from Mars, and was spreading death and destruction over the New York metropolitan area. Demands for an investigation multiplied in the wake of broadcast. Frank P. McNinch, chairman of the Federal Communications .Commission, asked the broadcasting company to furnish the commission with an electrical recording of the broadcast, as well as a copy of the script. "I shall request prompt consideration of this matter by the commission," he said in Washington. "I withhold final judgment until later, but any broadcast that creates such general panic and fear as this one is reported to have done is, to say the least, regrettable. "The widespread public reaction to this broadcast, as indicated by the press, is another demonstration of the power and force of radio, and points out again the serious public responsibility of those who are licensed to operate the station. Jacques Chambrun, literary representative for H. G. Wells, said the famous British author was "Nevertheless, he added, "I have the right to speak out in those instances where there has been a clear or deliberate misuse of my own name. That has happened in Pennsylvania. He declared he objected to Judge Arthur H. James, Republican candidate for governor, "saying in his speeches that I have deliberately refrained from meddling in local Issues in Pennsylvania, because I am unwilling to put my hands in that muddy water.' The last reference was to charges of vote coercion against Gov. George H. Earle and 13 other Dem-Turn To Page Four The Washington Merry-Co-Round tit By Drew Pearson and Robert S. Allen WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 For a nation which expects the United States to pull her chestnuts out of the fire in case of war, the British have been resorting to unprecedented penny-pinching in the British-American trade treaty negotiations. Inside story of these conversations would not help the harjds-across-the-sea policy if they leaked out In detail. Truth is that British negotiators have been fondling every tuppence worth of concessions made to the United States as if they were His Majesty's crown jewels. Climax came about ten days ago over continued British refusal to give tariff concessions on American automobiles, lard and bacon. Stumped, State depart m e n t negotiators took the matter to Secretary Hull and he took it to the President. Unanimous and emphatic, both Hull and Roosevelt told the British in effect: "No concessions on automobiles and pork products, no treaty." But the British still refused, still are dickering. Hull and Roosevelt are standing pat. They know that the British need this treaty far more than the United States. They know that with Empire prestige taking a nose-dive throughout the world, they cant afford to alienate American opinion further. Ambassador Kennedy One sidelight on British treaty negotiations has been the attitude of Ambassador Joe Kennedy. A postonian, raised among Yankee manufacturers and Republican high protectionists, Joe always has been lukewarm toward the proposed treaty. He didnt like the idea of reduc-ing U. S. tariffs on British manufactured goods, and from the view point of manufacturers, he is probably right. Much interested in the treaty negotiations, Joe frequently wired the State department (which was conducting the conversations in Washington) for details. But the State department never obliged Joes requests for information were not asnwered. Department officials feared Joe might use the information to chisel the treatys progress. GOP Strategy If the counsel of a strong and able minority within Republican ranks is followed, 1940 will see an important innovation. A well di-Turn To Page Four states unofficial pardon and parole board Mrs. Kennamer was stricken with a serious illness and needed her son's companionship. "On the advice of physicians, said Judge Kennamer as he sat with folded hands before the board, I planned to take her to Arizona. 'But she doesn't went to go at all as long as Phil Is in prison. Im .just asking any immediate relief the board can give me so the boy can go with her. Dr. John F. Gorrell, Sr., Tulsa dentist, father of the slain youth, has protested vigorously against an action to free young Kennamer. Tulsa County Attorney Dixie Gilmer also has protested. BLAZE STRIKES AT LOCAL HOME Fire Almost Destroyed Greenwood Residence Last Night Fire practically, destroyed the Charles Greenwood home on Bierne avenue last night. Three rooms of the house, wnich was a wooden structure, lay in ashes today, while the remainder of the building was badly damaged Most of the furnishings were destroyed, or burned considerably by the flames. Origin of the fire was not known The Greenwoods left their home about 6:30 o'clock, which was only a short time before the flames were discovered. Firemen were unable to be of great assistance, due to the size of the blaze when they reached the scene. The nearest fire plug was 1,100 feet away. Mr. Greenwood told firemen the loss was covered by insurance. deeply concerned that the radio dramatization of his book should have spread alarm in this country. Chambrun said Wells cabled him from London this morning, declaring that the Columbia Broadcasting System and Mr. Orson Welles have far overstepped their rights in the matter x x x, and should make a full retraction. He said Wells cabled that the radio dramatization was made with a liberty that amounts to a complete rewriting, and made Wells' novel into 'an entirely different story. Chambrun said the author considered it a totally unwarranted liberty. Senator Clyde L. Herring (D-Ia) said he planned to introduce in Congress a bill, controlling just such abuses as was heard over the radio last night. Radio has no more right to' present programs like that than someone has in knocking on your door and screaming," he added. City Manager Paul Morton of Trenton, N. J., near the locale of the fictional invasion, said he the would demand an4nvestigatlon by the Federal Communications Commission, with the view of preventing recurrence of what happened. Some apartment houses in New York were, emptied hurriedly by frantic listeners to the program and by second and third hand accounts that multiplied the impending peril. A woman in Pittsburgh tried suicide, saying "Id rather die this way than like that. At a high point in the program, the electric power failed at Concrete, Wash., a town of 1,000, and the lights went out in most of the homes. Many thought the invasion had reached the west coast. Women fainted, and men prepared to take their families to the mountains. Switchboards in newspaper of-Jices and police stations everywhere were swamped with calls from terrified people, many of them weeping. Some reported they could smeil the gas and see the flames started by the attackers. People gathered in groups to pray for salvation. All over the metropolitan area, panicky persons jumped into their automobiles and headed for the open spaces to Thousands Thrown. In Panic; Women Faint, Men Terrified hypothetical bombing of New York. Church services here and elsewhere were broken up by intruders who screamed the world was coming to an end. . . Is it true? Were 40 killed in New Jersey? Or 7,000 in New York? Are men from Mars attacking New York with deadly other-wordly weapons and gas Was the world coming to an end?" There wasnt a Martian in sight, and the hysteria subsided almost as quickly as started. But listeners viewed the broadcast with mixed feelings, principally that they had been un-towardly frightened and duped. The broadcast was an adaptation of H. G. Wells imaginative war of the worlds, further dramatized and enacted by Orson Welles, the 23-year-old Broadway theatrical prodigy. Welles Americanized the locale and the situations. Four times during the program, CBS pointed out, the announcer stressed that the story was nothing but fiction. This comforting reiteration either escaped many of those who tuned in for the full program, or was lost entirely to part-time listeners or late tuners-in, for it failed to prevent a hysteria unknown to the United States since the World War. Many of those who were blissfully listening to Charlie McCarthy's foolishness of the NBC network doubtless were caught up in the furore of neighbors dashing out of their homes, some with personal belongings, and heading for havens against invasion from an unknown foe armed with strange death-dealing implements from another and presumably hostile planet. Welles, who startled the theater jocularly last season by portraying - Caesar in modern dress with , Fascist leanings, was overcome by A T rV7 a .M I . the unbelievable reaction to his presentation of the Wells thriller-turned-horrifier. In a statement expressing "deep regret over apprehension the broadcast caused among radio listeners, Welles said: Far from expecting the radio audience to take the program as fact, rather than a fictional presentation, we feared that the classic H. G. Wells story, which has served as inspiration for so many moving pictures, radio serials and even comic strips, might . appear too old-fashioned for modern consumption. We can only suppose that the special nature of radio, which is often' heard in fragments, or in parts disconnected from the whole, has led to this misunderstanding, the actor-dramatist added. His success as to a terrifier was assured by last nights performance, which started off with the brief preface about its being fiction. The Mercury Theater of the Air program started out in routine fashion with announcements and a few bars of music. Suddenly We interrupt our program of dance music to bring you a special bulletin. Twenty minutes before eight, Professor Farrell of the Mt. Jennings observatory. Chicago, Illinois, reports several explosions of the incandescent gas occurring at regular intervals on the planet Mars.- This was the buildup for a dramatization that eventually had the Martians landing in meteor cars with the shock of an earthquake in the vicinity of Grovers Mills (fictitious locale), New Jersey. . . A 30-second pause for studio music. . . Then the octopus - like Martians using the dread heat-ray, and then, by telephone from the scene, the report of 40 persons dead there . . . the M a r ti a n s Turn To Page Four Held In Gem Theft v RAILROADS GET FDRS PROMISE TO HELP THEM Wishes Constructive Program Worked Out For Rehabilitation Sadie Tobias, 37, a former dancer. is shown as she appeared when police arrested her in New York on a charge of grand larceny in connection with the theft of Jewels valued at $4,000 from the home of I. O. Gulden, international banker, at Rumson, N. J. Officers said sbe-alro was wanted for questioning about other jewel thefts from other fashionable New Jersey and Long Island homes. PAROLE IS GIVEN TO WIFE-SLAYER Reported To Office OfAP Graves Revokes Parole, However, Of William B. Scott Of Madison Reactions In Many Cities Many Convinced By Broadcast World Was Coming To End $408,417 RELEASED TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS MONTGOMERY, Oct. 31 UP) State Comptroller Charles W. Lee released $408,417.61 to schools from the special educational trust fund, and distributed $186,342.74 to counties as their share of September sales tax collections. The educational release brought from the trust fund, and paid appropriations from it in full for the 1937-38 fiscal year. In addition, the state has given schools $3,375,992.37 from the public school fund, and Lees office 3aid an additional payment of $69,125.63 was scheduled shortly. REAL WINTER WEATHER HEADS TO MIDDLE WEST CHICAGO, Oct. 31 (P) Wintry weather from' Canada headed toward the Middle West today. A minimum of two below zero was recorded last night at Chesterfield inlet, along the northwest corner of Hudson bay, which, Fore caster J. R. Lloyd said, was the seasons first below zero weather there. He predicted rain turning to snow tomorrow in northwestern Wisconsin, upper Michigan, northern Minnesota and North Dakota, and cold rain in Nebraska, South Dakota and northwestern Iowa. MONTGOMERY, Oct. 31 VPy-W. Ross Keith, convicted Jefferson county wife-slayer, serving life, was among four convicts given permanent paroles today by Governor Graves. Keith had been at liberty on test paroles since December, 1936. He entered prison Dec. 19, 1930. Graves wrote, in granting his permanent parole: "Parole on good behavior su.ely justice miscarried in this case. Death resulted from his efforts to kill himself, not his victim. Solicitor George Lewis Bailcs, Jefferson county, said in revfewing the Keith case: " "On the night before the killing, the petitioner, Keith, cut his wife with a knife, and she fled to a neighbors house, where he followed her, and shot at her but missed, the neighbor slamming the front door on his hand. The wife was taken to Woodlawn hospital. The next morning about 10 or 11 oclock, he appeared at the hospital, wfent to the room where his wife was confined, sat for several minutes talking to her and his sister, and took one or two drinks of whisky from a pocket flask. After his sister left the room, but before she got out of the building, the petitioner shot his wife and shot himself in the fleshy part of his arm. When the nurse reached the room, the wife was on the floor and the petitioner on the bed. Keiths counsel argued before the state board of pardons, which finally recommended permanent parole, that he shot his wife unintentionally when she tried to prevent his attempt to take his own life. State Auditor Charles E. M. McCall, pardons board member, quoted testimony by O. P. Dufty, who talked with Mrs. Keith shortly before she died, as testifying she told him, " Ross tried to kill himself, and I snatched the gun. Graves revoked three paroles, two of them held by long-term convicts. They were: William B. Scott, Madison county, second degree murder, 50 years; John Thompson, Geneva, murder second degree, 25 years, id John Niblett, Jefferson, distilling, 12 to 18 months. Hamp Draper, convict department chief, reported Scott was back in prison, serving two years and six months on an assault to murder conviction, and Draper recommended that Niblett's parole be revoked. Geneva citizens recommended revocation against Thompson, Draper said. Bulletins STEEL OPERATIONS RISE 3.1 PER CENT NEW YORK, Oct. 31 UP) Operations in the steel industry for the current week will advance 3.1 points to 56.8 per cent of capacity, compared with 53.7 per cent last week, the American Iron & Steel Institute estimated today. A month ago, operations wJre at the rate of 47.9 per cent of capacity, while a year ago they were 48.6 per cent. NEW YORK, Oct. 31 UP)' The terror caused by radios end of the world and foreign invasion, as some listeners understood it, produced some strange repercussions throughout the country. It brought the following messages over Associated Press wires to the New York office: Providence: Weeping and hysterical women swamped the switchboard of The Providence Journal for details of the massacre and destruction, and officials of the light company received scores of calls urging them to turn off all lights, so the city would be safe from the enemy. Atlanta: The Birmingham Age-Herald reportedrpeople gathered in groups and prayed. Reports to newspapers from listeners in the Southwest had it that a planet struck in New Jersey, monstersr almost everything Anywhere from 40 to 7,000 people reported killed. So confusing were the cadis that editors were able to determine only that something was happening in New Jersey. The calls taxed telephone facilities of the newspaper offices, but subsided almost as quickly as they started. Responsible people, well known to editors, were aSiong those call ing. Boston: Boston Globe had call in connection with radio dramatization of meteor, in which New Jersey woman called brother here to say she heard radio broadcast, and she was leaving home immediately, "getting out of here, She told him many others in her neighborhood also leaving in haste. Claimed she could "see the fire. Richmond, Va.: Re "meteor, Martinsville publisher says a guest went home, crying. Times-Dis-patch readers report they praying. New Haven: Waterbury says Mercury theater war program causing alarm locally because of realism. Montgomery (Ala.): Advertiser says one man reported physician called for his wife who had hysterics. Guest from New York fainted. Charlotte: Wilmington, N. C. reports several score phoned newspaper office; one said wife was hysterical; another said he had given his wife bromide as result of broadcast; several wanted to know to whom to protest. Asheville, N. C.: Times says five boys at Brevard school, Brevard, N. C., fainted as pandemonium reigned on campus for half-hour when students convinced world coming to an end. Many fought for telephones to inform parents to come and get them. Students finally quieted by few who knew program wag dramatization. Indianapolis: Woman ran .into Indianapolis Methodist church screaming, hysterical New York destroyed. Its the end of the world. You might as well go home to die. I just heard it on the radio. Services dismissed immediately. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31 UP) . A federal judge denied a last-minute plea today to save an Alcatraz convict from trial for murder. Federal Judge Harold Loud-erback said James C. Lucas stony silence was no indication the convict was insane, and ordered Lucas and Rufus Franklin to trial. Adding drama to the most Important trial in the history of the grim prison is the government's announced intention of bringing five inmates of Alcatraz to testify, including Harvey Bailey, known as "the toughest guy on the rock. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 81 OP) Myrl Alderman today sued Cot,"- Martin Snyder for 253,-000 as a result of the shooting in radio singer Ruth Ettings home two weeks ago. Snyder is in jail, charged with attempted murder, Alderman, whom Miss Etting said under oath she had never married, charged in his complaint that he was shot by Snyder, Miss Ettlng's former husband, "maliciously and without cause. MILWAUKEE, Oct. 31 UP) The O. A.' Smith Corporation, manufacturer of automobile frames, Increased Its payroll today to 8,100 men, 150 more than last week. The Milwaukee road announced 100 men would be called back to its car repair department here tomorrow. CHILD WEDDING BRINGS ACTI Miner, His 10-Year-Old Wife, Mother-In-Law To Be Prosecuted URGES FURTHER CARE OF FIRES Rodgers Says Fines Will Be Split With Informants WILL PRESS FOR PASSAGE TO LAW Managements To Meet In Chicago Next Week To Formulate Views J. A. Rodgers, state forester of Madison county, further urged today that extreme care should be taken in setting fire to woods and fields during the prevailing drouth. He pointed out that landowners and tenants of rural districts could be a great aid in controlling the forest and field fires by immediately suppressing them, when they first occur. If assistance is needed, Mr. Rod-gers said he may be reached at telephone 1183, Huntsville, and that calls will be accepted collect. The forester pointed out that the law must be enforced in regard to setting of fires. He said one-half of any fines that are collected, up to $25, will be paid any person giving information leading to convic- tlon of persons who set fire to PRESTONJRG.-E., Oct 31 AP)fini)ds'r fields, illegal. whether Floyd County Judge Edwin P. ion their own property, or on the Hill today, signed warrants for Property of others. Local Briefs MONTGOMERY, Oct. 31 UP) T. C. Reid, secretary of the Demopolis Chamber of Commerce, has been added to the staff of the Alabama State Chamber of Commerce. Benjamin Russell, chamber president, announced employment of Reid, who he said would work principally in the field. The Rev. John J. Milford, pastor of the First Baptist church, announced today that the State Baptist Convention will meet for a three-day session at the First Baptist church of Gadsden, beginning Nov. 15. All Baptists of this section are urged to attend. The Acme club will meet at the Russel Erskine hotel tonight at 7 oclock. The Rotary club will hold its weekly luncheon meeting at the Russel Erskine hotel tomorrow' at noon. The board of stewards of the First Methodist church will meet tonight at 7 o'clock in the church auditorium. The Lions cliib will not hold its regular weekly meeting tomorrow night,- Herbert Farish, president, announced this afternoon. A number of the members are expecting to attend a zone meeting of Lions at Gadsden, he said. A registered letter addressed to Guy J. Reynolds, Farm Security Administration supervisor of Madison county- was lost between the postoffice and the Elks building this afternoon. Any person finding the letter is asked to return it to the postoffice, or give it to Mr. Reynolds at the Elks building. Fleming Tackett, 34, his child-bride, Rosie, and Tacketts mother-in-law, Mrs. Grace Columbus. The warrant against Tackett charged the miner with rape. Rosie, who was reported as under 14. in a second warrant was charged with being a deliquent child growing up in idleness and crime. Medical records in Johnson county show Rosie is 10 years old. Mrs. Columbus was charged in the third warrant with conspiring with Tackett in the crime of rape upon the person of Rosie Columbus." Judge Hill said officers went to the Tackett cabin in the hiljs near here early today, but found no one there. Hill said the Tacketts and Mrs. Columbus were reported to have gone to Paintsviile, in adjoining Johnson county, and that Floyd county officers had taken the warrants there. County Attorney Forrest D. Short earlier had said a guardian for Rosie, a bride of a week, would be sought. "If a guardian can be found to adopt Rosie, Short said, "annulment proceedings will be filed in his name. Rosie was married last Monday to Tackett, 34-year-old miner. Rosie's mother. Mrs. Grace Columbus, said Rosie and "Flem had been "sneakin around and courtin for a long time. The county attorney declared after he went to the windowless mountain cabin where Flem and his bride and three other relatives live in two rooms, that Im absolutely amazed I hardly know what course to take. Short said Tackett had told him I love her, better than I love myself. Mr. Rodgers has been given the following information from Col. Page S. Bunker, state forester, as to ways of controlling forest fires: Nearly all of the forest fires springing up at various points throughout the state during the current drought could be controlled easily, if attacked shortly after they start. , "Practically all fires have then-beginnings in the flames from a single match. Any landowner, or his employe or tenant, who sees a blaze start, can extinguish it if prompt action is taken. If allowed to develop into a serious blaze, however, during the present excessive dry season, it becomes a very serious matter. Watchfulness and aggressive suppression work, of course, should be the rule about every farm and in every community during the present emergency. , WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (AP) John J. Pel ley, president of the Association of American Railroads, said today President Roosevelt had promised him he would do everything possible to get a constructive program for rehabilitation of the carriers enacted into law. Mr. Roosevelt expressed the hope, Pelley said, that such a program would be drafted by the informal committee representing railroads and rqjl labor whieh the President named several months ago. Pelley said the President had asked him to ascertain the attitude of the railroads toward the factfinding boards report recommending cancellation of the proposed 15 per cent wage cub Pelley said he agreed to do so, adding his best guess was the managements would hold a meeting in Chicago next week to outline their stand on the report. The informal committee he referred to is now in Washington considering the entire rail problem. Pelley said the President feels quite hopeful that through this committee he will get recommendations that will result in a constructive program for the railroads. He promised to do everything possible to get such a program enacted into law, Pelley added. He said the President indicated that the committee, now composed oT six members, would have to be expanded before its work is done. Questioned by newsmen, Pelley said it went without saying that Mr. Roosevelt would be very much pleased to have the wage controversy settled on a peaceful basis. He said he probably would issue Turn To Page Four JEWSWM ON AGREEMENT Germany And Poland To Decide Fate Of 22,000 Tuesday GRAVES HEARS MORGAN PLEAS Several Applicants For Probate Judge Interviewed Today Cubans Are Cool After Accusation As Lousy Lovers' NEW YORK, Oct. 31 UP) The lady who wrote, Latins are lousy lovers found it cool very cooldown in Cuba, she said today. Returning from a trip to Havana, Mrs. Helen Brown Norden, whose literary effort aroused a storm of criticism two years ago, said the Cubans gave her a distinctly chilly eye, until she explained she never meant to be serious, and was only joking. She said she apologized and promised not to write anything like that again, casting reflection on the traditional ardor of Latin lotharioe, and that they took the explanation in good grace. Mrs. Norden spent four months in South America studying what she called the infiltration of Fascism, and found what she described as "alarming" conditions. "We are going to wake up suddenly one morning and find the whole continent next to us is Fas-ciet, she said. MONTGOMERY, Oct. 31 (Pi Recommendations and applications for the poet of probate judge of Morgan county were heard today by Governor Bibb Graves. There were several applicants for appointment to the vacancy, created when the state Supreme court removed Judge B. L. Malone from office, following impeachment proceedings last week. Others, not formal applicants, had been recommended by friends. Applicants and persons whose names were presented by friends included: County Solicitor T. C. Almon, appointed to his present office from membership in the 1935 Legislature; Dr. T, B. Brindley, physician; Miss Clovis Babler, probate clerk; J. D. Cloud, merchant; J H- Crow, merchant; Dent F. Green, banker; A. G. Patterson, former Morgan probate judge and state Public Service Commission president, and J. N. Powell, lawyer. Several applicants were inter viewed by the governor. Graves indicated he would not announce a choice before tomor- GEN. FRANCO CLAIMS LOYALISTS OUSTED BERLIN. Oct. 31 UP) Aj& . ;xi-mately 22,000 Polish Jews are awaiting details of an agreement between the German and Polish governments which will determine their future residence. Some already have been deported to Poland. (The Jewish relief committee in Warsaw estimated 13,000 had reached Polish soil.) The greater number, all resident in Germany until Friday, still are somewhere in camps, barracks or prisons along the German - Polish border to which they were hastily shipped by Germany after a roundup by police and Storm Troopers. Agreement was reported near Sunday, and some of the deported Jews started back to Germany. A trainload of 700 that had been held at the border since Saturday night was returned to Munich. Germany started the deportations because of a new Polish citizenship regulation, requiring certi-iication of all Polish passports issued abroad. Germany feared, officials said, thai the thousands of Polish Jews residing in Germany were about to lose their Polish citizenship under this regulation, and thus become subjects without a country. Polish-German negotiations concerning the deported Jews will begin tomorrow in Warsaw, according to Der Angriff, publication of Propaganda Minister Paul Jose-ph Goebbeis. HENDAYE, France (At The Spanish Frontier) Oct. 31 UP) The Spanish Insurgents reported today they had driven governme-t ips out of the entire Cabalks un-tains, breaking through '. ng-est positions on the Ebro front in a single day-s desperate fighting. Yesterday's offensive wa8 the seventh effort Generalissimo Francisco Franco had made in that sector. The Weather ALABAMA: Fair tonight; Tuesday fair, warmer in north portion. TENNESSEE: Fair tonight and Tuesday. Warmer Tuesday, and in west portion tonight. Standard hourly readings taken from the Alabama Power Co. substation between 1 a.m. Sunday and noon today. 1 p.m., 80 2 p.m., 81 3 p.m., 81 4 p.m., 77 5 p.m., 70 6 p.m., 63 7 p.m., 57 8 p.m., 55 9 p.m., 56 10 p.m., 54 11 p.m., 50 M'night, 50 Yesterdays maximum: mum: 46; rainfall: 0. Maximum for same date last year: 75; minimum: 45- Todays maximum: 78; tninimum: 44; rainfall: 0. Maximum for same date last year: 81; minimum: 55. Total rainfall recorded fee thtt month: .15 , 1 a.m., 53 2 a.m., 52 3 a.m., 51 4 a.m., 50 5 a.m., 49 6 a.m,, 48 7 a.m., 54 8 a.m., 59 9 a.m., 63 10 a.m., 73 11 a.m., 74 Noon, 77 I

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