The Evening Times from Sayre, Pennsylvania on July 3, 1937 · Page 1
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THE WEATHER Fair tonight and Sunday, except probably local thunder showers late Sunday afternoon; slightly warmer Sunday. :NING 1IMES VOL. XLV NO. 79 SAYRE, PA., SATURDAY, JULY 3, 1937 PRICE THREE CENTS nioinnnrai MIRIAM U mm pULL LEASED WIRE OF- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and UNITED PRESS Every Day Except Sunday THE EVE m HALL REM AS LEADER (IF STEL IIKERS C.I.O. Director Starts to Purge Ranks of Undesirables COMMUNISTS ACTIVE Secretary Says Members Are Participating Strike in By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS YOUNGSTOWN, O C.I.O. chief begins "purge" of strike leaders, ousts Gus Hall, two others. Communist party officer says; "Communist party participated in the drive to organize steel." Strike rallies for Sunday called at Youngstown and Canton. Frank Purnell, president of Youngstown Sheet & Tube, writes employes that plants will be reopened whenever authorities will provide protection; reiterates opposition to C.I.O. EAST CHICAGO, Ind. Anti-strike leader says: "The men are getting restless. We will not be able to hold them much longer." CLEVELAND, O. Stockholder sues Tom Girdler and other officers of Republic Steel for $6,000,000 damages resulting to the corporation, he alleges, from the officers' labor policy. INDIANAPOLIS Gov. Town-send expresses himself as "less hopeful" of strike truce at Youngstown Sheet and Tube plants. JOHNSTOWN, Pa. Back-to-work movement in "captive" mines begins, with the taking of names for petitions. CANTON, O. Republic Steel official expresses belief the "backbone" of the Canton-Massillon strike Is broken. YOUNGSTOWN, O., July 3 (AP) A C.I.O. "purge" began today, as the union's &xe fell on Gus Hall and two other strike captains in the Mahoning Valley steel sector. John Owens, general C.I.O. strike director in Ohio, announced without comment the removal of Hall, now in jail under charges of heading a "dynamite ring," as strike captain in the Warren area. A joint leadership of Harry Wines and John Gracier replaced him. Owens also stripped two of his Youngstown strike lieutenants of their authority, removing Bob Burke, chief organizer at the Republic Steel plant, and John Stevenson, organizer at the main plant of the Youngstown Sheet & Tube company. Communist participation in the strike was claimed in circulars distributed through the valley today. In the circulars Phil Bart, "Mahoning Valley secretary of the Communist party," said: "Of course the Communist party and its members in the steel mills participated in the drive to organize steel and all other unorganized industries. The Communist party joins with all. Democratic forces- in the struggle against reactionaries, open shop violence, and fascism." Philip Murray, chairman of SWOC (the CIO steel affiliate which called the strike May 27) said at Pittsburgh he "knew nothing about" the removal of the Ohio strike leaders. Owens' "housecleaning" order was issued only a few hours after another prominent chieftain of the CIO movement Homer Martin, head of the automobile workers removed three union organizers at Flint, Mich., and transferred a Detroit organizer from his post. The action, he explained was "disciplinary" and followed Martirj's investigation of several unauthorized strikes at General Motors plants. Governor Frank Murphy deplored communist activities saying a recent "labor holiday" in the Michigan capital "had the characteristics of Communistic technique." Tom Girdler, chairman of Republic Steel, Rep. Cox, D., Ga., and others have charged that CIO leadership has come under "Communistic influence." Bart's statement said that "today Communism is 20th century Americanism." "The American People," he said, "heard Girdler . . . shout 'Communist' against President Roosevelt in the last election, but the answer of the American people (Continued on Page 2, Column 4) Truck 'Holiday In Philadelphia Comes to an End DOROTHY ROUND WINS TENNIS CUP By ROBERT DOWSON (United Press Staff Correspondent) WIMBLEDON, England, July 3 (UP) Dorothy Round, who won the title in 1934 and whose play slumped so badly since then that she was seeded at No. 7 in this year's tourney, won the all-England women's tennis championship today by beating Husky Jadwiga Jedrzejowska of Poland, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5. By The Associated Press Pennsylvania planned a safe celebration of Independence Day to reduce last year's Fourth of July week end toll of eight killed and 142 injured. Many cities prohibited fireworks. Some of these arranged community displays, to be handled by experts. Frank T. McQuaide, police superintendent, said Pittsburgh's ban on the sale or use of fireworks would be enforced "tighter than ever." Only four Allegheny county communities permitted the sale of explosives for the Fourth. Police expected some difficulty in enforcing the ban in Philadelphia because many nearby communities allowed the sale of fireworks. Lancaster banned fireworks for the first time in its history. Most of the boroughs in the county planned similar restriction. Other cities enforcing bans included Harrisburg, Scranton, Hazleton, West Hazleton, Reading, Williamsport, York, Chambers-burg. Selinsgrove, Kittanning, Gettysburg, Sayre, Athens and South Waverly. The new Pennsylvania motor police ordered a close patrol of highways and warned motorists to observe rules. Thousands of families planned picnics and automobile tours. Parades and community celebrations were scheduled. A mass meeting at Johnstown Sunday of bituminous coal miners in sympathy with the Bethlehem steel strikers was expected to be the largest outdoor demonstration. Governor George H. Earle will review the 52nd cavalry brigade, Pennsylvania national guard, at its summer encampment at the In-diantown Gap military reservation. The brigade includes the governor's troop. DIES IX ICEBOX EUREKA, Utah, July 3 (UP) Roger Fen I ell, 3, playing hide and seek with his dog while his mother baked his birthday take, hid himself in an icebox. Two hours after he was missed, he was found dead in the icebox. FIREWORKS I N II CITIES Earle Si&ns Bill To Create AAA In State HARRISBURG, July 3 (UP) i Two bills creating a-little 'AAA' in Pennsylvania, and a state com- j mittce to cooperate with the Na tional Soil Conservation administration were signed today by Gov. George H. Earle The acis set up a state soil conservation board to supervise division of the state into districts for cooperative soil preserving. On petition of 25 residents of any given area, the board may take a referendum on the question of establishing a district. The board will be composed of the forests and waters, highways, and agriculture department secretaries, director of state college experimental station, and chief engineer cf the water and power resources board. The state committee to cooperate with the federal AAA will consist of seven members, five farmers, one state college representative, and the agriculture secretary. Cooperating farmers will be awarded financial adjustment by, PHILADELPHIA, July 3 (UP) A general trucking holiday, which had halted deliveries of milk, bread and produce throughout Philadelphia and Camden, N. J., except to hospitals and orphanages and forced suspension of seven daily newspapers, ended today with a peace pact between the American Federation of Labor and the Committee for Industrial Organization. Overland and local trucks, taxi-cabs, milk wagons, American Express and newspaper trucks went back on the streets in the two cities under terms of the agree ment, announced by Mayor S.' Tlavic Wile t . renT, nightlong conferences, Bakery wagons also resumed their routes, with consented exceptions at the Freihofer and Ward bakeries, where a fight for control between the A.F. of L. and the C.I. O. developed into the general holiday. Elections to determine the bargaining agent for workers in those two bakeries will be held Monday night in Mayor Wilson's office. The union which wins in each plant will become exclusive agent for all the drivers there, under terms of the settlement. Meanwhile, Freihofer and Ward drivers were allowed to resume their routes if they wished. The trucking holiday was part of the A. F. of L's nationwide drive (Continued on Page 10, Column 6) EF WASHINGTON, July 3 (UP) Dr. William Dekleine, medical director of the American Red Cross, today suggested the following precautions for a "safe and sane" Fourth of July celebration. 1. Don't be in such a hurry to get away from home that you neglect the ordinary rules of safety. 2. Don't drink from wayside streams or wells unless they have a "safe" sign denoting approval of health officials. 3. Beware of ptomaine poison from foods that have been kept too long. 4. Parents should be watchful so that their children are not injured by explosive fireworks. 5. Don't overexert yourself if the weather is warm. To prevent sunstroke during warm weather, protect the head and neck. 6. Don't run the risk of painful sunburn by slaying on the beach too long in a bathing suit. 7. Don't go swimming alone and wait at least an hour and a half after a meal before going swimming. 8. Investigate the bottom before diving. A submerged rock, stump, or other dangerous obstacle may cause severe head injuries. 9. Non-swimmers should not go boating or canoeing. way of the national triple "A" for their part in conservation grams. pro- Other bills signed today would: Require licenses to conduct fire sales; allow county fee officers to retain o0 per cent plus expenses of all fees over $4,000 per year instead of $3,000 as provided in the original act; requiring mine operators in Allegheny county to furnish county commissioners with charts of their workings; make distributors liable for collection of liquid fuels tax; make payroll obligations preferential claims against school districts; set minimum age for retirement of city police at 50 years and increase maximum pension payments. Repeal Lancaster prison and prison board laws; revise Scranton tax collection act to allow two per cent discount before April 30, face value until June 30, two per cent delinquent penalty to July 30 and one-half of one per cent per month interest penalty thereafter. OFFERS MICE E Hill LAST Insurgent Troops Push Closer to the City of Santander MANY DEAD IN BILBOA Loyalists Estimate Casualty List Is Around 43,000 By The Associated Press Basque government forces, headed by President Jose Antonio de I auanuonea ineir lasi in northern Spain today as insurgent General Franc is co Franco's troops pushed closer to Santander, 45 miles west of conquered Bilbao. Aguirre set the number of casualties in the Basque defense of Bilabo during the three-month insurgent offensive which ended June 19 at 45,000 dead and wounded. In Madrid, government supporters found encouragement in what they believed was the impending death of the 27-nation non-intervention system blocking shipments of arms and men to Spain. Madrid newspapers expressed confidence Britain and France would then sell arms and munitions to the Spanish government. Britain, France and Russia stood virtually as allies against Germany and Italy in the Spanish war crisis as further developments on the fate of the non-intervention plan were awaited. BASQU 11 III NORTH The three nations remainedJirmJe. in their rejection of Italo-German proposals to the Anglo-French naval patrol scheme. Italy and Germany demanded that belligerent rights be granted to both government and insurgent foues in Spain. France and Britain proposed to fill gaps in the patrol around Spain caused by the withdrawal of Italo-German warships. This both Germany and Italy rejected. A full non-intervention committee session was called for next week for a showdown on the situation. By JOSEPH W. GRIGG, Jr. (United Press Staff Correspondent LONDON, July 3 (UP) Great Britain began reinforcing her Mediterranean fleet today as hope died for preservation of neutrality in the Spanish civil war. Three crack battleships, all reconstructed to withstand fire of late model airplane bombs, their anti-aircraft batteries doubled, received orders to join the fleet'in what is now the world's most dangerous sea. News from all capitals was grave. Paris reported a Spanish Loyalist charge, transmitted by the Agency Espagne that Italy was speeding war planes to Nationalist Spain. Berlin, through its official DNB agency, alleged in a dispatch dated from the French-Spanish border that Basque Loyalists on the Bil-bao-Santander front were using gas shells. Valencia, the Loyalist capital, denying this, charged that the allegation was the foundation for the "use of poison gas by the foreigners who have invaded our fatherland by the wretches who wish to hand Spain over to them." Rome reported that Italians were astonished by the sudden hardening of British-French policy and were preparing to meet what they felt would be the gravest crisis since the World War. There were indications here that there was real ground for the Italian astonishment. Britain had considered granting the Nationalists belligerent rights, which would have permitted them with any aid they could get to blockade the coasts of Spain with the sanction of international law. On Thursday this attitude changed suddenly and dractically. Britain and France agreed to reject all ItalianlGerman demands and to permit the collapse of the entire non-intervention plan if necessary. STRIKE IV PITTSBURGH PITTSBURGH, July 3 (AP) One hundred and twenty-five employes were thrown out of work by a strike at the O'Hommel company's enamel plant in Glendale. EarKart In Peril (lPCDATflP? PCT j s, o I Ul UlnlUIIU UL I i2ss$z-& PLEA FIB HELP 7Xrtt NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN" Amelia Earhart Putnam, America's adrift at sea after failing to reach map above shows Howland Island. Ford Motor Co. Denies Charge Of Labor Board DETROIT, July 3 (UP)-The its answer to a National Labor Relations Board cqmplaint, denying the NRLB charge that it was guilty of "unfair labor practices" in violation of the Wagner act. The charge grew out of a clash on May 26 at an entrance to the Ford plant, where several United Automobile Workers union members were beaten when they attempted to distribute union literature to Ford employes. Louis J. Colombo, Sr., attorney for the auto manufacturer, filed the reply to the labor board and union charges on the last day permitted under board rules. A hearing on the charges was scheduled to begin here' next Tuesday. NRLB attorneys said they planned to call about 70 witnesses to establish their case against the Ford company. EXTRA! REPUBLICANS WIN IN IRELAND DUBLIN, July 3 (UP) Returns in the Irish Free State's general election-plebiscite indicated today that Eamon de Valera had won a plurality, if not a majority for his Fianna Fail (republican party) and a majority for his near-republican constitution. Hence the prospect was that 181 days from Thursday, or December 29 next, under the new constitution, the Irish Free State would become "Eire" in ithe Irish text of documents, which takes precedence, apd simple "Ireland" in the English text; would have a president who may serve two terms of not more than seven years each; and would exclude Great Britain from any connection with internal Irish affairs. Partial returns for the Dail Ei-reann, the single chamber parlia ment, showed the following results: Fianna Fail (the government party) 17; Fine Gael (W. T. Cos-grave's United Ireland party, ths chief opposition group) 8; Labor (led by William Norton) 3; Independents 5. Total seats to be filled 138 CADDIES OX STRIKE NEW CASTLE, July 3 (AP) Golfers in the annual Fourth of July tournament at the Field Club Monday may have to carry their own clubs. Caddies went on a strike, demanding an increase in fees from 75c to $1.15 for 18 holes. COIN'S MORE SILVER PHILADELPHIA, July 3 (AP) The Philadelphia mint coined more j silver in the year ended June 30 I than in any previous 12 months. In tion of women's hours, should the addition to foreign coins, 618,107,-; general act fail to stand the con-917 pieces were minted. ! stitutionality test outstanding aviatrix, and her naxigator, Fred Noonan, (above), are Howland Island. Planes and ships are speeding to the rescue. The 1 1 rrmv MCMRCDC Tft HUNT FOR SLAYER LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UP) Five, hundred American Legion volunteers will set out Sunday to inspect all households in Ingle-wood, suburb of 35,000, in search of the man who strangled three little girls. The hunt for the latest suspect turned to Montana and Idaho. He is a man of 30, part Indian, an ex-convict. Police said four men identified his picture as a man seen with the girls shortly before they disappeared a week ago today. Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz ordered out the war veterans for the doorbell-ringing and instructed them to search houses where the own ers permitted, Dut not 10 violate property rights. NEWSPAPER AGAIN ON OLD SCHEDULE PHILADELPHIA, July 3 (UP) Daily newspapers in Philadelphia and Camden resumed publication on regular schedules today after settlement of the truck drivers stride which had led them to agree unanimously last night to suspend indefinitely. 44 - Hour Maximum Week Becomes Law In State HARRISBURG, July 3 (UP) The Frey bill limiting the work week of men and women in Penn sylvania to 5 ',4 eight-hour days was law today. After December 1 no employe save domestics, agricultural and charitable workers, "bona fide" $25 per week executives, and those engaged in "learned professions" may work more than the 44-hour maximum unless he is affected by a special ruling of the department of labor and industry. Gov. George H. Earle last night gave final approval to the measure which was pushed through the final week of the session by the relentless pressure of administration and labor leaders. Meanwhile the department of labor and industry, granted virtually unlimited discretion in fixing rules and regulations, prepared to set up the heavy machinery essential to enforcement of the act. The department will be subject only to the advice of the state industrial board created in a similar act applying only to women. The latter was passed to insure limita At Sea WEATHER OUTLOOK WEEK Weather outlook for the week beginning Monday: North and Middle Atlantic states: local thundershowers Monday and showers again Wednesday or Thursday. Otherwise generally fair. Temperatures above normal Monday, slightly cooler Tuesday, warmer middle of week and cooler by Thursday night. Ohio valley and Tennessee: some probability of local thunder-showers Monday and again Wednesday or Thursday. Temperature above normal Monday, slightly cooler Monday night, warmer by Wednesday, cooler by Thursday and warmer at end of week. CLIPPER ARRIVES AT NEW BRUNSWICK SHEDIAC, New Brunswick, July 3 (UP) The Pan-American Clipper III, blazing a commercial air trail across the North Atlantic, arrived here at 11:52 a.m. (EDT) today and took off a few minutes later for Botwood, New Foundland. The 45,500-pound Sikorski flying boat, whose Atlantic route leads to Foynes, Ireland, and thence to Southampton, England, is the United States entrant in a four- nation competition for leadership in trans-Atlantic airtransport. Capt. Harold E. Gray brought the clipper down to a welcome from Mayor A. W. McQueen and Aldermen of Shediac, who presented the crew with gold maple leaf scarf pins. During the brief ceremony the clipper took aboard fuel. ' Present members of the board are John A. Phillips, State Federation of Labor president, representing labor; Morris Harrison, Erie, vice president of Hammermill Paper company, representing employers Herbert Sander, Pittsburgh "disinterested" member; Mrs. George B. Wood, representing women and children, and Labor and Industry Secretary Ralph M. Bashore. The department announced yesterday it was conducting special surveys of many industries in an effort to supply requested information. "There is no desire on the part of the department or of the industrial board to inaugurate a policy which will tend to revolutionize the working systems of many of our trades and industries," a spokesman added. Violation of the act is punishable by fines ranging from $25 to $200 per day. The bill originally was drawn j to limit the work week to 40 hours. ! The senate, where it was first sponsored by Edward R. Frey, Allegheny, added the extra half-j day. j Iwiiiu Aviatrix and Navigator Lost in Middle of the Pacific NAVY JOINS SEARCH Battleship and Planes Ordered to Set Out From Honolulu HONOLULU, July 3 (AP) Reports that the voice of tousle-haired Amelia Earhart had been picked up, calling "SOS" from the mystery spot where she is lost In mid-Pacific raised hopes for her ultimate rescue today as the U. S. Navy ordered a battleship into the search. Two Los Angeles amateur radio operators as late as 7 a.m. Pacific time (10 a.m. EST) said they distinctly heard her sound her call letters, KHAQQ, after thrice saying "SOS" some 20 minutes earlier. At San Francisco, however, a coast guard station reported at noon eastern standard time it had received no word whatever although radio reception was unusually good. Earlier the Los Angeles operators, Walter McMenamy and Carl Pierson, interpreted radio signals as placing the plane adrift near the Equator between Gilbert Islands and Howland Island, the latter Miss Earhart's destination when her fuel was exhausted more than 20 hours before. At Washington, the Navy Department ordered the battleship PnlnrnHn with thrpe nlanps ahoard to begin a search from Honolulu, where it arrived yesterday. "I recognized Miss Earhart's voice from conversations I have had with her, although I never heard her on the air before," said Pierson concerning his 7 a.m. reception. "Walter recognized her because he maintained wireless contact with her plane on her flight from Oakland to Hawaii this spring." Their reports were added to an increasing number of others, all believed coming from the missing plane and prompting coast guardsmen to express belief that Miss Earhart and her navigator would be rescued. The operator said that in between Miss Earhart's code and voice signals they could hear her "carrier wave," a steady whistle from which her location could be determined by means of a radio compass. As searchers took hope from their knowledge that Miss Earhart and her companion carried a rubber raft intended to keep them afloat, the weather bureau at Washington reported clouds and some wind near Howland Island. Amateur radio operators in Los Angeles heard repeated calls of "S O S KHAQQ" shortly before a.uu a. in., x ai-itit. tunc, i.uu d.Iif., Eastern standard time) this was more than 14 hours after the intrepid flier said her gasoline supply would last but 30 minutes on her flight from distant New Guinea. The amateurs, Walter McMen amy and Carl Pierson, said the signals were so weak they could hardly hear them through dense static, and that once when they caught the letters "L-A-T-" for latitude, the signals were blotted out by interference. "KHAQQ" is the call of Miss Earhart's plane, last heard from in the air yesterday at 2:12 p.m., EST, when she reported she and her navigator, the veteran Fred Noonan, could not sight land and were nearly out of gas. Pierson and McMenamy picked up another message at 3:30 a.m. P. S.T. (6:30 a.m., E.S.T.) and interpreted it as indicating the famed aviatrix's place was adrift on the Pacific near the Equator betwen Howland Island and the Gilbert Islands. The operators reported intercepting the figures "179" and a few seconds later the figure "16." They were uncertain whether the figure intended was 179.16 or whether the latter figure should have been 1.06. The first figure was believed by the operators to represent the longitude and the latter possible the latitude. The signals were weak and were considerably hampered by static. They were unable to determine if (Continued on Page 9, Column 4)

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