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THE CORSICANA SEMI-WEEKLY LIGHT, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1989. FIVE Y ^OVERWHELMING VOTE JN HOUSE CONTINUES ' DIES COMMITTEE BITTER FIGHT ON UNAMERI- CAN COMMITTEE PROBERS FAIL BLOCK PROBE WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.; •)—The house voted overwhelmingly today to -continue for another year an investigation of un-American activities and propaganda. Speaker Bankhead an- nuncod ho roll call vote was 344 to 31. That action brought to an end, at least for the time being, one of the bitterest controversies of the new congress. N Opponents had leveled accusations of unfairness and un-Amcrl- canlsm at the committee which handled the inquiry last year under the chairmanship of Rep. Dies (D-Texas). Dies himself took the floor Just before the final vote to assert that from the start "a well organized attempt" had been made to discredit the committee by rldi- I The resolution re-establishing tho committee until Jan. 3, 1940, does not require action by tho senate or the president's slgna- Sp'ueaker Bankhead already has announced his intention to "- Once GOP Keynoter FREDERICK STEIWER, LEADING REPUBLICAN, DIESJN CAPITAL WAS GOP CONVENTION KEYNOTER IN 1936 AND MENTIONED FOR PRESIDENCY FREDERICK STEIWER WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.—<!P)— Frederick Stelwer, who served 11 years as a republican senator from Oregon, died early today at the age of 55. Near the end of his second term ho resigned from the sonate Jan. 31, 1038 to practice law here, le had not boon In the best of calth for the last throe years. Stclwcr delivered the keynote ddrcss at the Republican Na- onal convention in Cleveland in )36, and had boon mentioned that a possible presidential PROPOSAL MADE TO PUT NEW TEETH IN ELECTION LAWS AND SET UP CONGRESSIONAL GUARD WASHINGTON, Feb. proposal to put new teeth into election laws and set up a congressional guard to guarantee enforcement came today from Senator Nye (R-ND,) Nyo Is a member of a subcom- appoint Dies chairman and name to the committee again the members who served in the last congress. There Is one vacancy. At the outset, Rep. Cook, (D- Mioh.) tried to block the resolution with a parliamentary object- Ion, which immediately was tossed aside. Tho house had an hour to de- Jnate the measure, since Rep. VBmith (D-Wash.) blocked an at•• 'tempt to double the time on grounds all house members already knew how they would vote. 'V The resolution provides no funds • ' for a further inquiry, but Chairman Warren (D-NC) abtalned permission for tho accounts committee to hold afternoon sessions next week to discuss a measure to supply more funds. Rep. Dies (D-Texas), scheduled to bo reappolnted chairman of the Investigating body, has asked for $150,000 but the house is expected to compromise on $100,000. At President Roosevelt's press conforencc, he branded as a "deliberate Ho" a statement he said the American frontier is on the Rhine. He restricted American opposition to foreign entanglements and said some reports of his secret conference with senate military commltteemen lost week had given an erroneous Impression of this country's foreign policy. Arthur L. Johnson of the General Welfaro Association told a house committee that his group had tho "sanest" pension system yet advocated. He proposed a 2 • i \ per cent Income tax to finance <-./' pensions for the aged of from $30 . . ? to $60 a month. LAND COMMISSIONER ORDERED TO PRESENT FACTS TO HAND JURY CERTAIN OPERATIONS GEN. ERAL LAND OFFICE IN PAST BE PROBED AUSTIN, Feb. 3.— (IF}— Land Commissioner Bascom Giles was under instructions of a committee of the Texas legislature today to present to the Travis 1 county grand jury data on curtain operations of the general land office under a previous administration. Allegations that nearly two- thirds of a year's appropriation had been expended to operate the department one-third of a year were heard yesterday by the house appropriations committee when Giies' request for an emergency grant of $9,000 to run the department until Sept. 1, 1039, was presented. Rep. Joe Keith of Sherman sponsor of the bill, asking the funds, said $17,9-18 had been spen to operate the office from Sept 1, 1938 to Jan. 1, 1839, out of a twelve months' appropriation o" $27,160. Keith asserted that left only $8,000 for the remainder of the fiscal year, or about $1,000 o month, whereas the last leglsla ture had provided more than $2, 000 a month, if the amount was prorated. Giles said he found unpaid ex pensos of the office amounting t< more than $1,000, among whicl was a telephone bill for last July and August totaling $373. Kelt! charged four men had been pair" May Bring Matter Into Open. "Unless this practice stops? 1 the ' Y /, aggressive Toxan said, he will b .bring the complaints Into the open ' \f and name the witnesses who said they had been "Investigated." "They charged tho justice department is investigating our witnesses Instead of the facts about un-Americanism," he asserted. Attorney General Murphy has ordered a department investigation of "isms" reported to Dies' committee. The house rules committee has approved a resolution to continue the Dies investigation for "a year and the house was expected to adopt tho recommendations today. , "There will be a record vote A and It's going to be overwhelming," said Rop. Dies (D-Texas) who headed the committee during , the last congress and is slated to do so again. House and senate had little to 1.1 do but wait for committees to'act on some of the bills they have out- of an office stamp fund. The house revenue "and tlon committee acted to taxa star hearings possibly next week on Gov. W. Lee O'Daniel's highly debated transactions tax plan The group asked the constitutor al amendments committee to si with it during hearings. Tho pro posal was made as an amendmen to the constitution. Tho first major bill of the BBS slon, one abolishing the offlc of tax commissioner, received th governor's signature and bccam effective immediately. O'Danie said the action was in line wit his economy plans The senate committee on Gov ernor's nominations rocommenc ed for confirmation tho last o Governor James V. Allred's non inatlons, including W. H. Richard son, Jr., of Austin and Alber Sydney Johnson of Dallas a members of the public safety con- mission and Herbert Voelker o Wichita Falls and Thomas D Broad of Dallas as members o the board of architectural aminera. been studying. The only measure which has mltfee appointed draft permanent yesterday legislation ear as omlnee. Frederick Stelwer, whose phy- iquo reflected the bigness of tho 'cst, was one of tho most ca- ablc constitutional lawyers of hie ime In congress. A fierce opponent of all leglsla- ion which ho thought might dls- urb the balance of power be- ween the three branches of Vmerican government, Stelwr.r's rofound knowledge of constltu- ional law was perhaps best 11- ustroted In the historic fight over ^resident Roosevelt's supreme ourt reorganization plan. He erformcd a large part of the work of preparing tho history making scnato committee report vhich In 1937 opposed ()•(> p.-.«.-i ent's plan and started It off to eplslativc oblivion. The constitution was Stelwcr's olitlcal philosophy and in his 11 .ears as the junior senator from Jregon, 1926-38, he bocamc famous for his defense of it. In ommlttoo and upon tho Bcnntu loor, he stalked his Democratic and Independent Republican foes, challenging their delegation of eglslativo authority to tho executive branch In the turbulent years of the New Deal. 'Keynoter' At Convention. sions that In 1936 the Republicans chose him at their national convention to deliver the keynote ad- drnss. In 1938, nine months before his second term expired, he suddenly resigned, pleading the necessity of finding a less costly living for his family and tho impairment of his health, which had broken in 1938. He left congress to become a partner in a Washington aw firm. Although he never talked much about it, Stelwer, -a giant of a prevent political coercion of government employes. He suggested the corrupt practices act be tightened and a joint congressional committee bo created to see that prosecuting officers act on all violations. ,A temporary bun on polltlcs-ln- government was Inserted in the $725,000,000 relief bill, which the house approved yesterday and sent to President Roosevelt. Restrictions would make it unlawful for persons paid from any federal appropriation to promise employment as a reward for olltl cal activity. In addition, WPA officials could not threatond em- ployes with dismissal for political reasons and could not solicit campaign funds. Chairman Hatch (D-NM) of the subcommittee said ho would seek to strengthen these provisions and co-ortllnate them Into permanent legislation. "The whole field of political co orolon of government workers must bo explored, and wo must co-oidlnato and revise our laws to bring them up to date and make them enforceable," Hatch assorted "We should formulate some permanent system that will make it unnecessary to write restrictions into each appropriation bill." Senator Shoppard (D-Toxas) now Is drafting legislation to carry out recommendations of his sonate campaign Investigating com- mlttco to prevent political pros- sure being put on federal workers CONSCIENCE DRIVES MAN BACK TO ADMIT MIPERJ1FE, SON YOUNG DENTIST FLED AFTER CRIME AND MARRIED AGAIN; TO FACE TRIAL PITTSBURGH, Fob. 3—(-T>—District Attorney Andrew T, Park related today the bizarre story of a conscience-harried young dentist, who, although remarried, returned here after a long flight from the law and admitted the slaying of his son and first wife. Unsuccessful as a dentist, 34- year old Dr. Norman Stewart, 2nd, who later became a grocery clerk „ .-, and bartender, stole $300 from a So vigorous were his expres-1 Jacksonville, Fla., hotel to finance •• ~ '" the trip and came here yesterday, leaving the woman ho married a In Jacksonville, Park man and the marvel of his Courthouse News District Court Introduction of testimony In the trial of Sherman Leo O'Neal charged by Indictment with drlv ing a car while Intoxicated, wa still In progress Friday morning The prosecution is being conduct od by Chas. T. Banister and Seton T. Holsey, criminal district attorney and assistant, respectively. The defense is being conducted by T. L. Tyson, of Davis, Jester and Tyson. ROOSEVELT TERMS RHINE FRDNTIER STORY AS 'LIE' PRESIDENT "olCLARES RE- 'ORTS OF CONFERENCE LEFT ERRONEOUS IMPRESSION WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. (/P)—President Roosevelt stamped as a "deliberate lie" today a statement he called the River Rhine, between France and Germany, an American frontier. Speaking in tense, grave tones nt his press conference, the Chief Executive declared the "Probate Court. Judgo Miller was busy with pro- buto Matters Friday morning. Marriage License. O. M. Rector, Jr., and Martha Pearl Donaho. Warranty Deeds. W. G. M. Ingram, et. ux., to cleared congress thus far—a $728.000,000 appropriation for WPA operations to June SO—received final approval yesterday. The houce completed action by agreeing to a compromise with the senate on provisions for stripping politics from relief and by rejecting demands of Southerners that WPA •wage differentials be slashed. The senate Is In recess until Monday. Its military committee, however, was called together to decide whether to make public the rerords, exclusive of military seoreats, on Its study of the proposed sale of warplanes to France. The house military and naval v committees were considering por- \ tlons of the president's defense 1 program. Admitted High Court Practice. Today, Dies was admitted to practice before the supreme court. He sought the prlvllegs In odder to appear at Proceedings In the deportation case against Joseph Streoker of Hot Springs, Ark. Dies commltteomon have contended Secretary Perkins should deport Harry Bridges, CIO leader on the West Coast, as an alien communist Miss Perkins has said the Bridges caso was in abeyance pending final action on Strecker's, which she said was similar. Rep. Taylor (R-Tenn,), referring . to statements that Dies wanted to use the committee to advance ^himself politically, said In the house debate; "I think that Martin Dies would tnake a better president than some of those I've seen since I came to congress 20 years ago—and 1 don't mean Herbert Hoover!" With members taking the debate in minute and half-minute bites because of the shortage of time, Hep. Healy (D-Maaa,), a member:of the committee, express' ed a hope it would be "guided by the Idea of dealing with facts" an these would be "less sensationalism and less appeal to the grandstand." Democrats jeered when Rep, Smith (R-Ohlo) shouted the committee would havt to Iqok no farther than Washington to deter, mine how totalitarian govern- 1 ,-inents wrk. Worthnm Street Improvement*. . WORTHAM, Feb. 4,—(Epl.)— Wortham, which has the distinction of having the most paved (streets of any town of its size Mn the state, la having streets not paved surfaced with crushed ' The WPA. Jabpr is being th« work, ~ Nominations Fending. Still ponding In the committee were Governor O'Danlel's nominations of Joe Kunschlk of Austin as labor commissioner. Numerous labor organizations have protested the nomination of Kunschlk. The senate rejected Carr P. Collins of Dallas, the governor's choice as chairman of the highway commission. Among bills Introduced In the senate was one to place venue of all vacancy suits in counties where the land Involved was located and another permitting counties able to match state contributions to set up public health units. The house appropriations committee hoard the livestock sanitary commission's request for emergency funds totalling $116,000 to be • used principally for tick eradication and Bangs disease control. Appeals for emergency appropriations of $3,750 for the North Texas State Teachers College, $4,450 for the Texas State College for Women, $20,000 for Stephen F. Austin Teachers College and $29,475 for the Southwest Texas State Teachers College_also were heard, GRAND MASTER OF TEXAS ODD FELLOWS VISITS LODGE HERE J. D, Warren of Tyler, grand master of the Grand Lodge IOOF of Texas, paid his official visit to Corsicana Lodge No. 03, Thursday night and was tho principal speaker following the business sessions at a Central Texas Odd Fellows rally. Refreshments were served following the meeting. Despite Inclement weather conditions, eighty Odd Fellows were present, representing lodges from Ennis, Mexla, Dallas, Hillsboro, Malakoff, Vernon and Tyler, The initiatory degree was conferred on a local candidate. The crack Dallas No. 44 team, scheduled to confer tho degree, was unable to be present due to the weather conditions, and a team representing a number of the lodges Warren urged that all lodges work toward the securing of new members, and outlined the schedule for the an. nual sessions.of the Texas Grand Tiodge in Fort Worth, in March. S, M. Williams of Dallas, grand secretary,, and H. H, Lummus, Ennls, grand treasure)', w«re other grand Lodge officers present, friends for his ability to tramp tirelessly through forests in search of fish or game, was speeded to his decision to re-enter private life by a major operaton undergone n 1936. Friends quoted him as saying afterward: "I thought I was an iron man like my father but I guess not." Stelwer was born on a 2,000- acre ranch in the Wllllamotte valley, 12 miles south of Salem, Oro. on October 13, 1883, tho son of John and Ada May Steiwer. His mother was a daughter of Oregon's pioneer secretary of state, Samuel E. May. Tho loro and still of the outdoor life to which he was bred never deserted him and his methodical tramps when hunting wero typical of his steady methods in his profession. A former law partner, Robert Mnguire, once re- niarked that Stelwer sometimes seemed slow to start but he was, nonetheless), one of tho most dangerous, deliberate lawyers in a court room because of his uncanny ability to project his mind into all angles of a caso. Trained As An Engineer. Stelwer had an early deslro to become a sailor but instead went to Oregon State College and at 19 was graduated as a mechanical engineer. Ho tried his hand at teaching for a few years, then entered the University of Oregon to study law. He worked his way through this course despite the fact that his family was comfortably well off. In 1809 he was admitted to the Oregon bar and hung out his shingle at Pcndleton. Two years iater he married Frieda Roesoh daughter of a pioneer Oregon family. At Pendleton Btelwer became successively deputy and district attorney and In 1916 was elected to the state senate. The next year he enlisted for the World war, leaving behind him his wife and an Infant daughter. A son, Frederick Herbert Stelwer, was born while his father was in the service. Stolwer saw action in France, including the fighting in tho Argonne. In 1919 he returned to his Pendleton practice, emerging from it in 1926 to run for United States senator. He defeated the incumbent, Robert Stanfield, and seven other candidates in the primaries and then won the general election. Six years later he was one of the few Republican candidates In Oregon to escape the Democratic landslide. year ago said. For four hours last night, arms folded and showing no emotion, Stewart detailed in a gruesome statement how, driven to desperation by debt, his mind "went blank" after an argument with his lovely young first wife over finances in their tiny flat. When he came to his senses later, Park said the statement added, Stewart found his wife, Mary Louise McClelland Stewart, 29, of Wllkinsmirg, and his four- year-old son and namesake, Nornan, 3rd, dead—beaten to death with a ha-nmor and stabbed with a bread knife. That was on June 15, 1935, when after having failed to make a success of a dental practice, Stewart held a depression job ,as a il5-a-weok grocery clerk. With $11 In his pocket, Park said the statement related, Stewart hitch-hiked to Jacksoncillo whero he'became a bartender and odd jobs man. "I camo back to Pittsburgh because I wanted to get the whole thing off my mind." Park quoted Stewart as saying. The district attorney added that Stewart had been indicted for murder after the deaths of his first wire on son and he probably would be brought to trial In several weeks. He was committed to Jail on a bench warrant under the old indictment. Police said they had believed Stewart was dead. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 3.— (IP) —Detective Sergeant Fred Nelson expressed belief today that fear of being fingerprinted and the disclosure he was being sought prompted Dr. Norman Stewart, 2nd, to leave his job as bartender here and return to Pittsburgh to admit tho 1935 slaying of his wife and four-year-old son. Nelson said Stewart was known here as Fred L. Flake and was employed at a hotel bar. Hotels hero about a year ago adopted a rule requiring all em- ployes to be fingerprinted for checking by the police department, Nelson said, but Stewart was already employed at tho time and tho hotel did not insist upon immediate compliance. Recently, however, the hotel insisted all employes who had not previously done so submit to fin gorprlntlng, Nelson related. AGED KERENS MAN DURIED AT PRAIRIE POINTON TUESDAY KERENS, Feb. 3.—(Spl,)—Fu- neral services wore held Tuesday afternoon, January 31, at 3 p.m. Tho Federal Land Bank of Houston, Texas,. 72.3 acres of the W. J. Moore survey, $4,000. Jim W. Shoppard to tho Fed- oral .Land Bank of Houston, Texas, 123 1-2 acres of the Frederick Grimes Patent. $7,1300. Justice Court. Ono was fined on a speeding chargo by Judge A. E. Foster. Two were fined on vagrancy charges and three for overloading by Judge Pat Goraughty. Assessor and Collector's Office. Deputies In the office of T. A. Farmer, assessor and collector of taxes, Friday wero still working tho mall In Issuing poll tax receipts. The 5,800 mark had boon passed early Friday morn- Ing. This work is expected to be completed late Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. PRESIDENT MAKES STATEMENT ADOUT FIGHTONROBERTS stotement was manufactured by some legislative and newspaper- owner agitators. His voice filled with Irony and a bitter smile curled his lips as ho added that thoso ho described as agitators had deliberately misrepresented existing facts. Mr. Roosevelt, asked whether his term "deliberate Ho" applied also to reports ho had said the American frontier was In France, replied with an emphatic yes. By way of general reply to what has been said and written about a conference ho had with tho senate military affairs committee Tuesday, tho President permitted newsmen to quote him directly on the "Ho" and what he said was a restatement of Unlt- I cd States foreign policy. It was at the Chief Executive's conference with tho sonate committee that he was represented in some reports as having fixed tho Rhino as ono of this country's frontiers. Only One Question. Asked whether the purchase of planes In this country by France was discussed at his con- forenco with the Benators, the President said the only reforenco to It was a question whether they wore to be pold for In cash and Is reply was In the affirmative. While the President was hold- Ing his press conference—which lasted some minutes beyond Its usual time—that same committee postponed decision, after a furious debate behind closed doors, on whether to make public its Investigation Into airplane sales to France. The President, using Improvement Is Shown Traffic Safety Record Coralcana and Navarro county's traffic safety record showed a great Improvement in January, 1939, over the same month of last year. No fatalities and only a few accidents were reported this year while four fatalities were recorded in January, 1938. Vice Chairman J. P. Walker of the Navarro County Traffic Safety Council pointed out that either better enforcement of traffic and other laws at strategic places might share the credit for the Improved conditions with the bettor education of the general public and a growing safety consciousness. He declared the council would attempt to reduce fatal accidents in Navnrro county at least 50 per cent this year. He also recalled that two of the worst accidents so far this year had occurred near Kerens resulting In the Injuring of six pcoplo, two seriously. EMHOUSE NOSED OUT BARRY FIVE IN GREAT BATTLE SECOND ROUND" OF PLAY IS SCHEDULED AT BARRY FRIDAY EVENING added these guesses became dressed up the next day to assume a factual position. Asked to state exactly what happened at his conference with the military committee so as to clarify the situation, the president said ho already had given the press that in his restatement of policy. fd the question of secrecy WASHINGTON, Fob. President Roosevelt told his press conforenco today ho would not withdraw tho nomination of Floyd H. Roberts to be a federal judge in Virginia. Ho added that if tho sonate refused to confirm the nominee, already rejected by tho judllcary committee, ho would write a letter to Roberts which would be right interesting. Reports got about Capitol Hill yesterday, that the President would withdraw the nomination, which drew opposition from Virginia senators and a 15 to 3 re- poctlon by tho judiciary commlt- teo. DR. G. a. SANDERS IS RED CROSS FIRST AIDJNSTRUCTOR Mrs. R. B. Mitchell, executive secretary of Navarro County Chapter, American Red Cross, was In Kerens Wednesday afternoon to deliver a supply of Red Cross first aid textbooks to Dr. Gurley H. Sanders, who has recently been appointed by American National Red Cross as an Instructor of the Speed ol Corsicana. American Red Cross First Aid Among the large attendance at Service and, authorized to conduct I funeral and buriel services, the Junior, Standard and Advanced I latter which were In Pralrlo Point First Aid Courses for the Navar- cemetery, under the direction of til IU1 11UU**| MBHIU*** J ***» **" •* J'»t*< at the Church of Christ for W. J. (Uncle Billy) Vernon, 84, who died Sunday night after a lingering Illness. Loved by all for his cheerful, Jolly disposition, which endured till tho lost, Uncle Billy will bo missed* by scores of friends whoso habit it was to pay him visits at his home, which for the past few years had been with Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Holloway. Survivors are one son, Prof, Crook Vernon of San Marcos; two brothers, L, C. and Silas Vernon, of Kerens. Funeral services were conducted by Rev, Clarke Cuthbertson of Haynesvllle, La., assisted by Carl Tyson, minister of the Kerens church. Pallbearers were Homer Carroll, Newt Holloway, John Mayo, ,Joe Wilson, O. L. Albrltton and Berry , Mr. Roosevelt did not intimate what would be contained in his letter to tho nominee. The name of Donald Wakefleld Smith, reappolnted to the national labor relations board, did not enter into today's press conference, but in congressional corridors reports recurred tho president would cancel his selection in view of active opposition by tho American Federation of Labor. Mr. Roosevelt has not yot submitted Smith's nomination to tho senate. Should Smith be asked to quit his post or be transferred to some other federal position, a number of senators predicted former Rep, David J. Lewis of Maryland would bo appointed. Smith, ono of the three board members, has been criticized by the AFL on tho contention he has been partial to tho CIO. Glass and Byrd have not questioned Roberts' qualifications but charged their recommendations were ignored in tho appointment. Cryer Creek Girl Weds Frost Man Miss Octa Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Williams of Cryer Creek, became the bride of Pat Cook, son of Mrs. John Cook of Frost, January 28. They were united in marriage by F. T. Fishor, pastor of McCord church. clipped, emphatic words, doctored that somo of those he termed agitators were receiving loud acclaim from those governments in the world which do not believe In the continued Independence of all nations. Simultaneously, American foreign policy was a subject of denunciation In Romo. Virginia Gayda, fascism's chief newspaper spokesman, declared Germany, Japan and Italy would have to counter any extension of United States frontiers Into Europe by pushing thoir own defense linos not only to tho Panama Canal but also to tho Rio Grande. In Rome, too, the United States embassy asked the facslct government for an explanation of bitter personal attacks on President Roosevelt published In the press. The senate military committee put off action on opening up Its records on French laprla shrm records on French airplanes salos after four of its members had presented conflicting motions on the subject. (Tho president summoned committeemen to his office Tuesday to discuss circumstances surrounding the sale of American- made military pianos to Franco. Tho commlttecmon wore pledged to secrecy and conflicting reports of what took place arose. At least ono committee member brought away tho impression Mr. Roosevelt had said that in event of a European war, the frontier of American democracy would bo in Franco. The Rhine river Is the boundary between France and Germany. . . Others Make Denial (Somo other commltteemen however, denied any such statement was made, while others declined to make any comment whatever on the White House ""(The*' Associated Press account reported these conflicting statements of what took place In tho president's office but made no assertion of fact on Its own aU Thls' ll natlons' foreign policy, the president said, has not changed and would not bo changed. He reiterated It to be: 1. Opposition to any entangling alliances. . 2. Maintenance of world trade for all nations including our- 3. We are In sympathy wltheaoh and every effort to reduce or limit armaments. 4. As a nation we are sympathetic with the peaceful mainton- anco of political, economic and social Independence of all nations in the world. Absolutely Nothing Now. foreign Ho sa was 100 per cent bunk. To illustrate, Mr. Roosevelt said some reports reached the government which were believed to be reasonably true but which probably could not bo proved In a court. May Not Bo Correct. He did not believe It advisable to glvo out such Information at his press conferences, he continued, because first, It may not be absolutely correct, and second, making it public would terminate getting further information from the same sources. Tho only information withhold was of this character, the president assorted. He said he had told the senators some of this kind of Information, but believed It should not bo made public because further Information may put a different light on It. Tho president said he had 14 or 15 newspapers before him which gave erroneous reports of what took place at the conference with the senate committee. He added the original reports wero qualified by such phrases as "it Is learned" and "it Is understood" but that future editorials and news stories treated the original reports as facts by not repeating the qualifications as to authenticity and falling to mention contradictions. The public, Mr. Roosevelt said, knows pretty well that when they read such reports they are not news but merely rumors. Asked about the "American frontier Is on the Rhine" statement, tho president, with a smile, declared some boob got that off. Noted Foreign Attack. He noted this report had been attacked In Germany and Italy and applauded in France and Groat Britain but that both the By H. HOLMES Purdon, Emhouse and Powell won their opening games of the class B Uni- vesity of Texas Interscholastic league basketball tounament at the Barry gymnasium Thursday evening. Purdon eliminated the Long Pralrlo Dogs, 25-17. Emhouse nosed out Barry in an exciting match, 18-15, and the Powell Panthers liquidated the Rice five, 25-10. The second bracket contest* scheduled Friday night are: Powell against Mildred who drew a byo In the first round; Emhouse against Rlchland, also a bye club, and Navarro, bye In the first round, against Purdon. Union High opposes Fursley. Fowell Downed Rice In the Powell-Rico match, tha Bulldogs took an early lead, but the game sco-sawed through the uncertain second and third quarters until the Panthers hit their stride and pllod up tholr decisive load at the last of tho game. High scorer for the Panthers wai Mickey Bancroft, center, with eight points. Tub Holloway, forward, scored seven; Catfish Avon, guard, 6, and Cecil Johnston, forward, 4. Eugene Tucker, rangy safety man, played a fine game. Fitzgerald, forward, paced tha Rice club with 10 points for high honors of tho tilt, and Murff at center made 3. Porter Swafford, guard, made 0 points and S. anocr also played forward for Rico. Cave was a guard. Sensational Battle. Emhouse and Barry battled their way to a photographic finish, th« Issue being decided In the last 10 seconds of play by a free throw that finally untied a game that had been tied for the fourth time that evening. The first knot wa* early in the contest when tha board road 2 and 2; then Barry lad until Emhouso overtook them late In tho game at the 11 mark. Thereafter there was a 18-18 pause, and 10 seconds before tho whistle the teams were deadlocked at 15-all when a Barry player's foul and well-aimed free throw boosted Emhouse a notch nearer the county championship. ARMY AIR CORPS IS STUDYING MEANS OF TRAINING PILOTS attack and the applause had bean, based on a mlsstatoment of fact, The president added he would like to trace the person who gave out that report. He replied emphatically in tha negative when a reporter asked whether the "frontier catch phrase" summed up the actual situation. He also replied negatively when asked whether someone In the committee conference with him had made such a remark to him. Before the press conference, Mr. Roosevelt's reported determination to aid Europan democracies revived talk on Capitol Hill that the administration soon might try to modify or repeal the neutrality act. was recruited. Grand Master ro County Chapter, Mrs, Mitchell reported that Kerens, always progressive and alert to the needs and welfare of the Stockton Funeral h. noted tha following from out. of town: Prof, and Mrs. Crook Vernon, alert to tne neoas ana weimre 01 *-*ui. «.*m W.IB, t^iuun. vaniimi It scltizens, was planning to or-1 San Maeos; Miss Audria Holloway, ganlze the first aid classes In oo-| Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Al- operatlon with the nifoty pro- |brltton and Mr. and Mrs. Berry gram whch ij being so vigorous- j Speed, Mr, and Mrs. Atma Brolt- ly. pushed by a number of thejhaup, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Broit- loading citizens there. B. P. lhaup, all Breathaupt, A. J. Walker will assist it organizing' Sowell, Rev. Leslie G. Thomas, classes In Kerens pnd Mrs. Mitch-!Sam Butler, Mrs. Hawkins Sear- ell stated that she felt sure that, borough, J, O, Burke, Misses Mar Kerens would be the first place tha and Mary Ella Burke, Mrs in the county to qallfy for a First Ala Station. Arthur Warelng, Jr., Miss Elsie Warren, Mrs, Harrison Burke, Miss Fa'nnla Kirk, Mrs. O, W. Easy, convenient, Cheap • • Ju»l Speed, Jess MoClung, Mrs. W, Phone Tour Want Ad to 183, 'ays or Corsicana. Wedding Dinner A dinner was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Cook Sunday, January 29 in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Moore of Jones Ranch. Those present were the honor- oos, Mr, and Mrs, Pat Cook, Roy Posey, Marie Williams, Mr, and Mrs. Joe Bailey and family, Mr. and Mrs Will Cook and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tao King and family, Mr. and Mrs, Jess Cook and daughter, Mrs. John Cook, Mildred Wllllamson.--Contrlbuted Constable Richland And Currie Sector In Annual Report W. G. Ivoy, constable of precinct 6, Rlchland-Currle area, earned and collected $1,320.60 during 1938, according to his annual report filed in the office of R. Arthur Caldwell, district clerk, Included In the report wero: Fees In felonies, $88.60. Feos In misdemeanor cases, $1,231.98. That, tho president emphasized, was very simplo and there was absolutely nothing new in it. Mr. Roosevelt said tho people wore beginning to realize that the things they have read from agitators of the legislative and newspaper owners variety in connection with tho defense and foreign policy programs wero pure bunk. These agitators, he sold, wore appealing to the prejudices and fears of tho people and were acting In an un-American way. The president's lengthy discussion of foreign polloy followed a question which suggested some people wore confused about what actually took place at his conference with the senate military committee and also his mooting yes- terdny with a house appropriations subcommittee on the army bill. Mr. Roosevelt said his foreign policy had been completely covered In his message to congress. Ho added the people wenr confronted by the simple fact that many people, some members of the house and senate and some newspaper owners, were deliberately putting before tho public a deliberate mlsroproscnttation of facts. Doolarod Pure Guesses. Mr. Roosevelt said ho alwayx had believed foreign policy should not bo involved In politics, and ho did not think the 1940 campaign should enter into the situations as to foregn policy and American defense in tho year 1039, All tho people had to do, he do- The president road this statement on foreign policy slowly to the more than 100 reporters gathered In his private office. Ho had before him some rough- draft notes. Plttman Present Chairman Plttman (D-Nev) of the senate foreign relations committee eat behind the President during the press conference. The President told reporters he was going to talk .with Plttman about other matters. He added, with another smile, he wanted Plttman to attend the press conference so ho could tell the son- ate what took place. Asked about a report that he had discussed with members of the house appropriations subcommittee yesterday the possibility of an attack on the Panama Canal, the President said that was a double "If" question. Before the press conference, Mr. Roosevelt's reported determination to aid European democracies revived talk on Capitol Hill the adnlmlstratlon soon might try to modify or repeal the neutrality The subject was discussed Informally by Influential congressmen as the senate military commlttoe, meeting In a closed session, debated whether to make public tha record of its inquiry Into the projected sale of American-made warplanes to France. Wants All Testimony Disclosed. Senator Clark (D-Mo.) appeared to have the support of a majority of the committeomen In his demand for disclosing all testimony which Involved no military secrets. Because the neutrality act pro- hlblta shipping war materials to belligerents. Senator Logan (D- Ky) said It seemed reasonable to assume that If the administration WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.—(ff)— The army air corps Is studying means to intensify training of reserve fliers, officials Indicated today, while it schools new pilots for the additional warplanes asked by President Roosevelt. Some 2,400 air reservist* now constitute a national defense backlog. Their number is expected to be Increased by thousands In a fow years, under administration plans. Reservists' spokesmen have a«Ved more Instructions, Increased pay and other Incentives for spare time flying. Legislation embodying some of the proposals has been offered In congress. Officials say Intensively-trained young men kept at high , efficiency by active service are required to pilot modern complicated warplanes. Some reservists have had difficulties with the rigid physical requirements. There has been no hint these would be relaxed. A large proportion of the reserve fliers are commercial pilots. Of the ... - — bera le approximately 2,400 mew- of tne Inactive corps, about 1,600 are listed as qualified pilots, available for emergency service. On active duty with the air corps are 721 reservists, including 158 who wore graduated Feb. 1 from the army's West Point of the Air," Randolph Field, Texas. Army flying jobs are open to all reservists who can. meet requirements, officials said. ' They are given the rank of lieutenant, if they possess the requisite technical qualifications and experience and are under 35. were committed the democracies, it would want to change the law before any conflict broke out. Despite the continuing senate furore over Mr. Roosevelt's endorsement of the French plane transaction, house members deal- Ing witli the defense program remained unruffled. Several members of tha house military committee said they had known for some time of the proposed sale by private manufacturers but considered it tho logical thing to do. of tho United States were In France. (The President today said reports which quoted him as saying 4 either that America's frontiers '" were In France or were on the ~ Rhine were lies). It was learned United States ambassador William Phillips sent' a note to Count Gale.azzo Clano, Italian foreign minister, calling his attention to press attacks on the President and requesting an explanation. It was also disclosed that a similar step had been taken previously in an unofficial manntr following publication of similar personalities involving tha prudent. The campaign was continued today for the third day with Vlr- glnlo Gayda, fascism's chief newspaper spokesman, leading the attack. "Since Roosevelt wants to push his offensive Into the heart of Europe up to the Rhine and Alps," Gayda wrote In II Qlor- nalo D'ltalla, "It Is natural that tho defense to counter-balance it be extended up to the Rio Grando as well as to the line of the Panama Canal which has been developed by the United States aa one of Its bases for maneuvers Salary paid helper $10, leaving clared, wa» to read the headlines a net amount retained by the of-1 to realize the pure guesses In con- fleer of $1,310.50.- nectlon with his conferences. Ho Government Italy To between the Atlantic and Pacific," (Gayda wrote before news of J the President's denial reached I Europe,) I The fascist editor declared i Roosevelt had "Imposed tho nee- RpME, Fob. 8,— (F>— The Unit-1 osslty on Italy, Germany and Japan and other nations to close their ranks still further and organize their defense In time with greater width of vision and method." Some newspapers published sharply personal attacks on the President. ed States embassy today asked the Italian government for an explanation of bitter personal attacks on President Roosevelt published in the fascist press. Tho attacks were part of an intensely hostile press campaign provoked by versions of the President's meeting Tuesday with a senate committee which quoted him as spying that the frontiers Easy, convenient, OhMP • • <J»Wt Phon« Your, Wont Ad to 168,

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