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INDEXJOU11NAL 'tis WEATHER Mostly cloudy tonight and Saturday, possibly light rain In north portion tonight; colder in central and wanner in Saturday. FINAL EDITION The Leading Newspaper of South Carolina VOL. XIX. NO. 6 ASSOCIATED PKI8S LEASED WIKI GREENWOOD, S.

C.FRIDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 11, 1938 CENTRAL PEE8S FEATURES PRICE: "FIVE CENTS to 0US2 ee Horrible" Conditions in State TH tt imuu wse mm Reported F. D. R.S SUPPORT, GIVEN DUFFY. Studies 'Screwy Plani STRONG REPORT ITCH IAN By Votes 53-40 Against Controversial Bill -1 MADRID HIT FROM AIR 7 'TV-- v. ft.

OsborneMakes Strong Attack On Proposed Legis-lation COLUMBIA. Feb. 11. -P- The house voted S3 to 40 today to kill a bill which sought to require alt textile manufacturing plants i of the state to Install air conditioning. The members voted to continue the measure until next session, which is tantamount to killing it since a new house will be organized In 1939.

The vote came close on the heels of an address by Rep. Osborne of Spartanburg who called the bill "an experiment in millions of dollars" as he continued his attack on the measure. Money B1U In the senate the $13,03601 finance committee report on the general appropriation bill got a per functory second reading by common consent, although the session was limited to local and uncontested Senators planned to discuss the money bill at length Tuesday, at which time numerous amendments probably will be suggested. Calling the air conditioning bill "destructive Osborne said it "could be spoken of as an experiment in millions of dollars with a string tied to it that ssys If it costs too much or it is Impractical, then you don't have to do, it." He said even the author; Rep. Long of "Union; ''admits if is an experiment" Osborne resumed his debate which was begun at yesterday's Senator Albea Barkley, Dr.

S. E. Oavta aad Senator 9. Byaa Dufly, Presidential support for Senator F. Ryan Duffy of Wisconsin In the Democratic primary seems assured following; a testimonial dinner given Duffy at Fond Du Las.

above, attended by Senate Major Ity Leader Alben Barkley of Kentucky. Both President Roosevelt and Vice president Garner sent letters to support Duffy's re-election candidacy, not officially announced as yet The question of presidential approval was much discussed because of possibility that Gov. Philip La Follette might become the Farm-Labor candidate for the wnate. Four years ago, the president cava bis favor to Sana tor Robert M. La Follette, Progressive.

In the photo above, left to right tra Senator Barkley, Toastmaster Dr. B. Gavin and Senator Duffy the Fond Du Lae dinner. Central Pr 1 TO SEE RESULTS OF THE SHUFFLE Europe Now Concern ed Over Liberal Center Government PREMIERGOGA RULE REPLACED Dr. i 6 Cristea Heads New At-temps To Bring Stability (By the A-Aoclated Press) Europe was concerned today by a reshuffle of power In Rumania while the world watched anxiously for results of another drastic reshuffle, that ot a week ago in Ger many.

Britain, France, Italy and Ger many were vitally Interested in the future of the liberal center govern ment farmed in Rumania by Dr. Miron Cristea, 68-year-old patriarch of the Rumanian orthodox church. Oega' Replaced Last night it replaced the anti- Semitic Tegime of Octavian Goga whose premiership in the six tt lasted had been looked upon by Italy and Germany as a swing to the right Fascism or Nazllsm. Jews and non-Jews of Rumania appeared to welcome the new gov ernment with widespread optimism. Jews saw in it relief from Goga's anti-Semitism.

They and others al so welcomed its intention to reaffirm Rumania's old friendship with Britain and France. Cristea will rule without a par liament until a new constitution is promulgated. By sweeping decrees the bearded churchman established a large measure of military rule over civil affairs In a nationwide "state of siege" and postponed Indefinite ly parliamentary elections which had been set for March. King Carol King Carol's hand was In every move of the new government lb was said at the palace, however, that the monarch intended to return to constitutional government once the atmosphere was cleared of the uncertainties created by the Goga gov ernment. German experts In Rumanian af fairs were called into consultation on the future of relations between Bucharest and Berlin.

i But the change In Rumania was but one of two problems confronting Nazi officials in The other was the biggest crop of rumors since the Nazi "blood purge" of 1934. Busily Nazi spokesmen tried to sjuelch the" stories that flooded, back from abroad appar-, ently arising from Chancellor" Hitler's drastic army, diplomatic and cabinet shakeup. DR. GREEN ON TOUR HARTSVTLLE, Feb. O.

Sylvester Green, president of Coker College, left today on a six-day trip through South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia during which he will speak at several col leges and meetings. Insurgent Artillery Bomb City In Renewal Of Fighting MADRID, Feb. 11 Government and insurgent artillery contested for Madrid in a sudden renewal of hostilities early today, and shells fell within the capital itself. Many of them burst in the so-called neutral district The rhythmic roar of explosions and the whistle and whine of shells heard clearly. The duel started shortly after midnight In the bright moonlight.

By one a. m. it had diminished considerably In Intensity. Meanwhile, there were reports of new aerial bombardment of unfortified cities by Insurgents. Five small behind -the-llne towns were attacked yesterday.

Including the coastal villages of Penlnscola, Alcosebre and BenlcaMm the later housing American and other foreign troops recovering from the Teruel battles. Alcosebre, on the eastern coastline between Penlscola and Benl-casim, figured for the first time in the news of bombings, and a hospital train was said to have been machine-gunned by a low-flying Insurgent aviator who swooped upon the tiny railway station. Glcncoe Receiver Ordered To Confer With TWOC Agents COLUMBIA, Feb. 11. 0P)-Cu cult Judge G.

Duncan Bellinger ordered L. Oulon of Lugoff, receiver of the Olencoe cotton mill In Columbia today to negotiate with any representative of she employes of the mill under the Wsgner act The order followed a hearing at which the Textile Workers Organizing Committee petitioned the court to empower the receiver to negotiate wish labor. Ralph Slmmeraon, TWOC organiser, told Judge Bellinger his organization would request the National Labor' Relations Board to Certify it as the representative of Olencoe workers. Kevin Butler Dies After Train Fall GREENBURG, Feb. 11 () Kevin Butler, 33 year old building firm executive and son ot Justice Pierce Butler of the supreme court of the United States, died early today, less than 24 hours after he was Injured In 'a fall from a speeding train.

Physicians who five hours previously had administered a blood transfusion said the member of the firm of Karvltl Butler Brothers had died of shock and severe Injuries. These Included skull fracture, drn scalp, face and head lacerations and Internal Injuries. Ills wife was at the bedside. DttW PtAJUOM ROSUtT a A1XKM Mining Companies Represented by Bene Had Difficulty Getting SEC 0 Commission Required Severe Amendments Before Reg-bterlng" 8teck Issues; Governor! Would Have Found Lew Temperamental "Little Men' for rarley; President Pot Pennsylvania's Hard Coal Problem Back In Gov- enter's Lap.) WASHINGTON. One of the moat Interesting developments in the President's official family is the' various vocations taken up by his Brain Trust after they leave the spotlight of public office.

Professor Moley has gone in for publishing and consorting with various big business Professor Tugwell. has become vice president of the American Molasses Company. And Adolf Berle. Jr now offered the job of Assistant Secretary of State, recently repre- aented two mining firms which had some difficulty in getting their stock registered before Securities and Exchange Commission. One was Sunshine Consolidated, Inc, an Idaho gold mining concern which the SEC would not register until It had held private hearings and required eight1 clarifying amendments.

One of the amendments reader "No sliver showing of consequence has as yet bean encountered (in the Gulllcksori, tunnel) by reason, of development work done so A relatively small numbe of private hearings are held by the SEC. so that officials must have found considerable fault with, either the company or with the- Brain Trust presentation; o-the-fact After five months of Jockeying the Issue was registered. Berle and Berle (Adolf brother Rudolf i appeared before the SEC) got a fee of $3,750, which is small for this type of work, The other concern was Callahan Zinc-Lead, art Arizona company operating uv Idaho, tot' which the Berle brothers got a fee of $12,000. On this they did a quicker Job, but nine amendments were required by the SEC. One of these stated: "The development work 'on the south vein has been disappointing." Another stated: The Galena mine is not beyond the development stage." Most interesting was an original balance sheet in which thVcompany claimed that 754.833 shares of Blue Grouse Mining stock were worth $173,069, and that 500,800 shores of Silver 8tate stock were worth After the 8 EC had finished dickering with the Berle 'brothers, the final registration listed the above stocks, claimed at $371,890, to be worth only $2.

Speech Writer Adolf Berle was. the chief author of the President's famous Commonwealth Club speech in. San Francisco In 1932, one of the most radical speeches of the campaign. In which he virtually advocated the curtailment of the profit system. (Continued On page 6 Col.

1) NEWBERRY SPEAKER NEWBERRY. Feb. Dr. H- Brent Schaef fer. pastor of Trinity Lutheran church.

Kansas City, will preach the commencement sermon at Newberry College. NEW GYMNASIUM SPARTANBURG. Feb. 11. (reconstruction of the new $13,000 gymnasium at Textile Industrial Institute Is underway.

Dr. R. B. Buf-gess, president, said today. Rumors About In Germany By The Associated Press BERLIN, Febi 11 German Government officials are trying to squelch sensational rumors from outside of Oermany or, widespread unrest growing out of the military and cabinet crisis.

Reports' of supposed Army revolts In east Prussian, garrison towns, street fighting in Berlin, executions of 18 generals and the closing of Uehnan frontiers, were denied officially. V. Thus far Investigation by the Associated Press Berlin staff and Associated Press reporters la sur BY OF LEGISLATORS pec i a 1 Committee Named To Investigate law Enforce-. ment COLUMBIA IS ESPECIALLY BAD Court Action Against Kichard Johnson Prompts Action COLUMBIA. Feb.

11 (The special legislative committee set up last year to investigate law enforcement in South Carolina re ported to the general assembly today "Horrible conditions" ex iated "in several centers of popu lation In 8outh Carolina and especially In the city of Columbia." The committee's report was a preliminary one prompted by the court action taken by Richard Johnson of Charleston who asked the supreme court to free him from the custody of the committee where he was placed when he refused to answer questions put to blm by the group. Hot Cenplete Undersell the circumstances the committee finds Itself af this time unable to render a final or complete report, the report said. On motion of Rep. McFadden of Clarendon the report was received by the bouse "as information." The report in part: "To the Senate and the House of Representatives: "The joinf "legislative committee appointed under Joint resolution No. of the acts of the general assembly for 1937 to Investigate law enforcement in this state and the relation of peace officers and other law enforcement officers thereto has held numerous bearings, and has examined many witnesses, and has taken voluminous testimony.

(Continued on Page 7. CoL 4) Members Of International Brigade Rest After Teruel Battles BENICASM, Spain, Feb. 11 (P) The wounded members of the Spanish government's army International brigade are recuperating in this sunny little seaside village, agreed that they saw the heaviest fighting of the war In the Teruel The brigade, including the American Washington-Lincoln battalion, was with the government army which captured Teruel from the In surgents and fought off insurgent Counter-attacks through January. There are no official casualty lists. (Continued On page CoL Conditions Proved False rounding countries has shown no basis In fact for those reports.) Government -of flctals who worked Into the late hours last night because of the rumors were confronted also with problems surrounding the resignation of Premier Octavian Gcga'a cabinet in Rumania and the possible relationships the new regime might have with the retch.

Because of the change In the Rumanian government Nazi officials had loked upon Rumania under Oo ga as definitely swinging toward the right Oerman foreign experts (Continued On page 5, CoL 7) MADE GROUP AMERICANS HEAVY FfGHTlriG I1G Defeats Action To Delay Consideration Of Act WASHINGTON. Feb. 11 V- The senate defeated today a move to delay action on the administration's farm program. voted down a request to send the compromise farm legislation back to conference with the house, which already has approved the bill, The vote was 48 to 31. Western aenatora asked that the bill be sent back to a senate-house conference because changes were made In a provision Intended to protect dairy and livestock, producers from competition by farmers who reduce their plantings of wheat, cotton, tobacco and Senators from dairy and livestock areas argued the revision by the conference, committed eliminated, protection for -them and violated rules of the-senate.

After victory on the controversial move." administration leaders were confident they enough votes to pass the measure which would set up controls over production and marketing; of the five major crops. ALDER5GATK SCnOOL GREENVILLE. JW. 11. 4 city-wide Methodist Aldersgate com memoration school will open here Sunday.

Similar schools will be held, during February and March at Laurens, Woodruff, Greer and Fountain Inn. Fr4 Both attll haa work to do sooner did Fred Roth, Cleve Und business man aad chalrmai of that uproarious "small buslneai men's" conference in Washington return home than he received deluge of telegrams and let ten sent by delegates who still want ed to talk after the conference adjourned. Roth said that many oi the plans advanced were but that much good came out of the conference. He said there Is talk of establishing a permanent advisory board of small bus'- an. "SSJCftl JVfSS I turn-pin Vinson Says Fleet Should Be Able To Protect Both Coasts WASHINGTON, Feb.

11 OP) Chairman Vinson (D-Ga) told the house naval committee today he would try to amend the pending (800,000,000 naval expansion bill so as to authorize' a fleet big enough to protect the. Atlantic ana Pacific coasts at the same time. -r Vinson made public the text of an amendment he had prepared which would declare it to be "the funda mental naval policy" of this" country to maintain a fleet adequate to defend both coasts and all insular possessions. It also would provide that the navy should be "sulftclept in strength to guarantee our na tional security, but not lor agres sion." The, which evoked both criticism' and approval in the committee went into a record replete with testimony by admiral William Leahy, chief of naval operations, that the fleet now is iiiatiwjunte to defend the Pacific and Atlantic coasts from simultaneous attacks. MAJOR WEST RESIGNS COLUMBIA, Feb.

Ma jor Geddes West commander of the second battalion. 105th engineers, of Spartanburg, has resigned. DIES OF SKATING INJURY LANCASTER. Feb. 11.

(By-A few days ago 15-year-old Vernlce Bundy fell while skating and bruised herself. Yesterday she died of blood poisoning. Drive Carefully Save a Life! i DEATH from AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS in GREEIIY7O0D COUNTY 1933 ITS GIG meeting. "You can't overcome the destruc tive effects of legislation of this (Continued on Page 7. Col.

4) RELIEF FIIIJD TO RE GREAT HELP. Aubrey Williams Says $250,000,000 Would Aid V.rj' 'r'-- WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 tP Aubrey Williams, acting admUilitra-tor of tlie Works Progress Administration, said today President Roosevelt's request to congress for. an additional $250,000,000 emergency re--lief appropriation contemplated an immediate Increase of 500,000 per sons on the relief rolls. I WiUlams made this statement to reporters just before cxpiainiu'i to the house appropriations committee the president's request for extra relief money.

"If this appropriation is approved." Williams said, "we will be able to add a necessary 500.000 persons to the present total and we'U wot have to discharge another we otherwise would have tf fire." The president, In transmitting his request for the funds to con gress yesterday, said persons currently were on the rolls. Williams said unemployment con ditions; were "generally, epptty" and lemarked that "it Is not quite accurate 16 say that the need is primar ily in Industrial centeM. Japanese columns from closing; on the Central China corridor along the Lunghai railway, which lies between Japanese-dcmlnated portions of North China and the Yangtsa river valley. After weeks of bitter a-long the marshy banks, pf the Hwal river, southern border of the corridor. Japanese reported their three main columns had advanced.

The Japanese columns at liwaiy-uan. Pengpu and Unhaikwsn wers said to have crossed the stream Id Camparis under a hail of lire Collections I South Carolina Total WASHINGTON, Feb. 11. 4V-The social security board reported today collections of 16.619,552 in South Carolina to finance old age Insurance and unemployment compensation. The board said contributions by employers and employes for old age Insurance amounted, to $3,487,441 and unemployment compensation collcctionsfvjtaled $4,132,111.29.

The board said- $4,004.95 was paid through Decembtr to beneficiaries of 294 deceased South Carolinians who had old age Insurance. The average payment was $13.63. The government has allocated, $313,975.43 for administration of un-emploment compensation in South Carolina, the board said, and for aid to the aged, the needy blind and" dependent children. Unemployment compensation payment were scheduled to start In July. (Russian Explorer Report Silk Tent Has Been Wrecked MOSCOW, Fb.

11 m-Tour Russian scientists adrift on an tee floe off the eastern coast of Greenland reported that an Arctic storm had wrecked the silk tent which had sheltered them while waiting tor rescue. The tent waa ripped and the radio mast which also had served as tent pole was blown down. Loaded sleds were overturned. The radio however, was set up in a new poult Ion and the campers built a snow hut In which to wait for relief. The men had fresh meat three polar bears they killed last Tuesday when their small floe drifted within sight of' the bleak, mountainous' coast of Greneland.

VOTE OK UNION DUNN, Feb. ll.WV-Er-win cotton mill workers voted today on whether they shall affiliate with the Textile Workers Organizing Committee, an Industrial union. ANNOUNCES UNION, Feb. llP-Luther F. O'Shlelds announced today his can didacy for the Democratic mayoral nomination; Russia Has Refused To Aid-Chinese, Reports Assert President J.

A. Graham Of The IGwanis Club Commends The Special Buzzard Roost Edition The Index-JournaL Greenwood. 8. Gentlemen: The Greenwood Klwanis Club wishes to publicly commend your company for the fine publicity you have given our city and most particularly since the Buszard Roost development has been made a reality. Tour publicity has been copied by large newspapers all over the state which has put Greenwood to the forefront.

Now since Buzzard's Roost Is assured as well as the new Federal building, the new city paving program, and numerous other things, there Is no reason why Greenwood should not be one of the most Important trade centers in South Carolina. Let us all do ous part so that our city will continue to go forward. Very truly yours. J. A.

Greshsm, President BY LLOYD LEHRBAS SHANGHAI. Feb. 11. Re liable foreign sources said today that Soviet Russia had refused a Chin ese plea for large scale assistance In the war against Japan. They asserted Sun Fo, son of the late Dr.

Sun Yat-Sen, had pleaded China's cause at Moscow, but that Russia turned him down because of unwillingness to flirt single-handed with the possibility of a Russian-Japanese clash through active aid to China. This report of Russia's stand came as Chinese fought to keep eight.

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