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KEYSTONE, WEST, VIRGINIA FRIDAY MARCH 7. 1‘U1
Vol. XXXIX; No. 10 SSSmm ' ^ E f> ( ENTS World Affairs +**<•* ****+******** ■*• •>❖<•***•> During the last week Hitler has showed some signs of life, and has won several important victories by diplomacy in the Balkans—long noted as a spot external meddling is most apt to have violent repercussions. Plainly, Hitler did not have any plans for this region, but the Greek army and Britian found attack on Germany via her less va’iant partner not only produc tive of success but revealed the whole war could be gotten under way there on a basis of English plans, with Hit’er doing the guessing as to what was next on the schedule. To counter this threat from the South, German troops have been moved to strategic points to the south. This proceedure resulted in the fall of severa’ small Ba’kan states, notably Hungary which caved in without a struggle, being of pro-Hitler cast anyhow. Recent develop ments have placed German men to near to Turkey for her peace of mind. And th Turks are most zealous of the small piece of Europe that still remains in the Turkish empire. The Ottomans, are fierce fighters and are a match for any force of equa’ size in the world, and there are several million of them. Hitler will go slow before he flirts with a fight with the Turks. The Dardanelles, key to half of Europe, are under Turkish control, and the sick man of has rendered passage without permission a most dangerous undertaking. In Word War I Turkey was a German ally and the English tried to take Tripoli. For three weeks a large part of her navy laid at anchor near the coast and shelled Turkish posi tions day and night andythink ing there were no Turks left essayed a landing, a mistake whose result was the most de cisive whipping any English force ever received. The venture was a failure. Now Turkey is an ally of the English and more heavily armed than in 1016. In the Far East things have reached a head. The Japanese have been informed that if they attempt to take Singapore the United States will fight. They have been informed that what occurs in that quarter in the near future lies wholly in her hands. No further argument will be offered. There is some question that the Japanese are ab’e to take Singapore away from the English without any hindcrance from us, but our position assumes that the fact the Japanese would make the try bodes evil for us. So our position stated remains in effect regardless of the military power of Singapore. With our who’e fleet in the Pacific raedy for any development things might as well come to a head now. Down around the Panama canal the Japanese, Italians and Germans have estab’ished bases of attack on the canal under various guise.s that fool nobody. Effectiveness of the<e bases, airfields and colonies is fast be coming less and less. Each one of them is known and watched and plans for cancelling its use fulness exist. Inside tw.o years the canal will be of no military import whatsoever, but exist wholly as a commercial short cut. The two-ocean navy is the answer. And with a German win in Europe today we will have it tomorrow, otherwise we wi'l have our own built in time. -0O0 —Subscribe to the Times— Father Divine Charged As Embezzler FATHER DIVINE CHARGED AS EMBEZZLER BY EX “ANGEL” OF CULT New York (NNS)—The magni ficent mumbler, Father Divine, Harlem cult leader, was again lion of his debts” and “flouting the mandates of the court.” Supreme Court Justice Phillip J. Cook granted yesterday an application by Mrs. Verinda Brown, Negro, for a body at ; tachment directing imprison ment of the cult leader for fail ure to pay a $5,949 judgment. | she obtained against him last year. Mrs. Brown, a former “angel” in Father Divine’s “kingdom” sued for the return of money and property entrust ed to the cult leader on his ad vice not to keep her valuables in banks but to deposit them in his “heavenly treasure” for safe keeping. The judgement has not been paid. -u Deltas Present Annual Affair KAPPAS WIN JABBERWOCK AT WVSC Institute, W.Va. February 28, Alpha Delta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority of West Virgini State college presented before a capacy audience its an nual Jabberwock, Friday, Feb. 21 in the college auditorium. The evening was stocked full of entertainment both serious and of the lighter vein. Com peting organization were the Al pha Phi Alpha, Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternities te Alpha-Kappa.Alpha. aonority, the Lampados nd the Pyramid pledge clubs; and the NAACP and the Garnet Players of Charleston. Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity for the second consecutive time won the irst prize, while Alpha Phi Alpha and the Garnet Play ers were second and third prize winners respectively. Mrs. John W. Davis, Dr. Fred erick Lehner and Miss Beatrice Bianchi served as judges of the skits. The popular Charleston entertainers, Eddie Mason, Per formed during intermissions. FEATURES IN.THIS ==ISSUE Our New British Envoy Baukhage, our Washington' correspondent, writes in his! column as to why John Winant ambassador to Britian, was j selected by President Roosevelt, j Baukhage tells us that the reason given is personally his own. And that reason given seems to us as being very logic-! al. See for yourself. The Yoke is on You (;) Here are a few of the things mentioned in our Sewing Circle department about the dress seen j there: “high cut..look as fresh and bright as a little girl .very ! youthifying.” You can obtain the pattern through the assist ance of the TIMES. One Friend to Another Eleanor Howe, our House hold News columnist, has some more menus fn her column which are great stuff for luncherms. Nazi Propaganda Exposes U. S. Negro Issue New York < NNS) — Short wave broadcasts from Germany, received here, reveal^, the fact that the Nazo propagandt bure au is using the treatment of Ne groes in he U. S. as a bludgeon to pound out exposes of British and American talk of democracy in their countries. While these diatribes are recognized here as pure and unadulterated pro paganda, and if they controlled the world they would be equal ly as violent in their attitude to darker peoples, the fact does re main that much truth has emer ged from these broadcasts, es pecially concerning the condi tion of American Negroes. Fred W. Kaltenbach, Ameri can born (he is a native of Iowa) propaganda commentator on the Nazi short wave radio and therefore a person who should know about American race prejudice and discrimina tion against Negroes, made the following partially correct state ment in a broadcast this week from Berlin : “After the World War No. I Negroe.s rose up in a strong demand for equality in fact as well as in theory, and this event found strong docu mentation in the large attend dance at the Negro universiy in Harlem New York City.” --0O0 WHITI$ RACE RULE PASSING IN FAR EAST ' SINGAPORE (NNS) — A* pointed out by your correspond ent two weeks ago the highly touted crisis in the Far East, with Japan momentarily expect ed to occupy the Neatherland Indies and points south, was lar gely a matter of skillful British inspired propaganda. One aim of this exggeration of tension in the South China Sea was to j stimulate pressure on wavvering j supporters of the Lease-Lend j Bill in the United States. The other purpose, not so successful up to date, was to bolster up the weak Vichy government in the presnt Thailand - Indo - China border dispute. In this latter move. The British have not been so successful. Behind the headlines is an other important factor, acknowl edged, but rarely mentioned by white residents and officials here. That is the rapidly di minishing power and prestige of the white peoples throughout | the orient. Mips Howe notes that an addi t ion of “one cup of imagination ” is an important ingredient in cooking. We (’ould Do That! ....Each week we use this spot to cad your attention to 3<>mc holiday or date of national im portance. Hut this week we are stuck. We can’t think of a date for the week except possib’y your birthday. (You didn’t let us know). Next week we will be able to tell you about an import ant date, besides the fact that your TIMES is a comp'ete paper having all the local news plus outstanding national features. Harless Pushes Weekly Pay Bill (OHARfLESTOX.—AH indus , trial employees in West Vir ginia will receive weekly pay envelopes if House Rill 84, in troduced by Delegate James I. Harless (D-Wyoming) is passed j by the legislature. According to Delegate Har less, who obtained his fiugres from the department of labor, about 60 per cent of West Vir ginia employers pay their em ployers weekly. The bigger part of the remainder, he stated is made up of coal miners. In order to take care of special cases, the measure which is sponsored by the CIO, contains an elastic clause providing for special agreements as to pay days in certain instances where such might seem to be desirable. Enactment of the bill, Dele gate Harless aaid, would “re duce the scrip ^discount racket” and give other advantages to workers while creating no addi tional hardships for employers. Increased bedt&jtping costs, he stated, woul&l'&pff'set by % de He pointed out that miners are a free-spending lot, and some of them, when they receive their pay at two-week intervals get rid of^ most of it the first week. V “In such cases,” he continued, “their wives and children may have to go without some of the necessities * during the second week. Weekly payments also would enable the wives to take mere advantage of the Satur day market specials in grocery stores.” “I take it,” he concluded, “that in the main the great ad vantage given the large group of labor people in West Virginia will far outweigh any disadvan tage that might be worked upon emp’oyers.” He said that many concerns in the nation employing as many as 25,000 or 30,000 per sons make weekly wage pay ments. iflrv Kim hall First Baptist Church Holding Revival Annual Revival at the First Baptist church of Kimball is now under way. Rev. H. C. (Jregory pastor of the church is desirious that all members and friends unite ir the spiritual revival. Services begin at 7:30 p. m. -oOo Kimball Undertaking Co. Installs Clock In Window A large cl<>< k has been insta'l * ed in the oftied window of the Kimball! Undertaking company building Kimball. The new timekeeper has attracted much attention and is an Invaluble aid to the general public not carrying its own watches.., Koppers Coal Company Offers Nurse Training KOPPERS COAL COMPANY TRAINS NURSES FOR MINES Pittsburgh, Pa.—Sixteen nurses on the nursing staff of The Kop pers Coal Cbmpany are in Pitts burgh this week, brought by the company from their stations in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky, to take tin* official first-aid training course of tin* United States Bureau of Mines. With completion of the 50 hour course, under the direst ion of I)r. A. L. Murray.surgeon of the Bureau of Mines, the nurses wi’l be awarded Instructor's Certif icates which will qua’ifv them to teach first-aid to the women and children of Koppers families in he 22 communities near the com pany’s mines. The imjMirtance of this train ing is cited by T. E. Light foot director of welfare for the com- I pany, in the act that there an more than twice as many acci dental death in the home thn there are in all industry com bined. The training course at the Bureau of Mines started Toes- ' day morning and will require a full week to complete. Menu; nursing lor the tamilies of Koppers mine employes was started in 193.5 with ine nurse. This has been expanded until each of the 22 communities in West Virginia, Kentucky and Pe*n«ylvanir, where mine em ploy live, now receive this home nursing service. The com pany now has 25 doctors and the 16 nurses in its medical and nur sing service. -—oOo BOYS HOLD OPEN HOUSE Professor Robert Reale, Sub stitute Instructor of Chemistry, and Dormitory Superintendent, announced March 1 that the men residents of Payne Ha’l would have an open house on Sunday, March 2, from Jl to 5 p. m. The girls living on the campus were invited as guests of the boys on this occasion. Aft'*r refresh ments were served the boys conducted a tour of the build ing. The refreshments were in charge of OUie Mae Mills, Lor raine Thompson a n d Ruby Clay tor. The general purpose of the open house idea as fostered by those in charge was to create a better understanding of the problems faced by men and w > men living on the campus of the institution. It is the hope that some general plans might be worked out by which definite so’utions might be formulated. -oOo STATE FIRE LOSS DROPS The ire loss in West Virginia for the month of January, 1041 hh below the same period o last year. It was $47,784 this Jan uary, as compared to last, show ing a decrease < f $755,774 or )4 per cent according to a state ment of Fred B. Watkins, stab fore marshall. Building bore 1 the ramaRc, $35,554. -oOo RETAIL TRADE ST ROND Retail trade during the early part of the year remains at the highest level for the sason in eleven years, according to the report of Dunn and Bradstheet. : Inc. , Bills To End Poll Tax In Georgia House Atlanta, (la. (t'NA) Two hi I. have been i nt rod urn I in t ho eIon rial Assniililv to ahi'ish poll tax requirement tor \ ot nip Neither is eetmplete* without tin other. ro^rlirr the\ woii'd, jj' enacteel, enfranchise thousands of (Irotyians. House Kill I I. int reduced h\ Representat ives Mims, of MdVr county, tin* southwest plantation section of (leorpia, and backed l».v Representative Drake of Seminole* county, is identic.-! with Senate Killl 17 introduced by Senator Drake. I In* bi'l calls tor tin* coni plete abolition of the* poll tax Since the tax shemlel be* ahn'ished it coulel no lonyrcr In* rotpiirod as a prere*epiisite for voting. It •lo*‘s not cancel back due* poll t;,\ -e>Oe) Race History Startles Critics Publication of **Se\ and Kan*" Startles Literary New York NKW YORK, tNNS)—His torians, ant hretpoliy ists, liter ary critics and white people eenerally were driven into hair pul iiiir by the publicati n of I A Roger's latest work, Sox and Race. a history written! in popular stylo of race mixing from t bo elaw of history to tin* pies, nt day I’.y special arranpfe nn nt. tin* book is bcinpr haiulleel b\ the* Nepro News Synelicate, f Seventh A venue*. New York, N Y. Tlie author ,1. A. Rogers, is we l known in Neprro literary mules for bis dramatic report ing of the 11 allo-Kt hiopian war • ind his prev ious famous h oks, I'lom Supe*rman to Man, 100 A Mia/.inp Facts About the Nepro, md As Nature Le*aels. lie is also i (list inpuished historian, an our bases or freedom By Dr. Charles Stelzle In these peri’ous times when 1 rnuntry after country is being taken over by enemies from "ithin amt without, it should inspire Americans to recall the basis of their freedom. The first three words of the Constitute n —we the people —’declare b> what authority the United Stat es of America is ruled. The fcon sitution not only prescribe* the kind of government which shall hold the United States together hut also its limits and defines the powers of the government itself making the people’s liber ties secure against oppression from every source. The first ten amendments t the (’onstitution are known as the Bill of Rights to restrict national power so that these rights should not he taken away from the people. Their main purpose is to give the peop’e au thority to maintain their na tural rights. I hropo'ogist, etlniol gist, au thor and traveler, lining t,rotted • ver some thirty nations of the 1 d world searching for inl’ >rma t on about the Negro, with his rout riluit ions to world eivili/a 1 ion. Tremendous disco j n t ;ind cross-accusations, follow in**' ger's revelations in Sex and Race that Napoleon’s sister had ove affairs with Negroes; that the father of Gustavus IV, King ' f Iweden is a Negro; that the British royal family has a Negro strih; that white men are in davery in Africa; that there are black gods and goddesses thru <iut the world; that Queen Marie Theresa of France had a Negro | child ; and t hat Negroes and (’an • •minus have been mixing in an cient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Jn . dia, China, Japan, Africa and | Europe (esperiaMy France* Eng land and Germany.) Further more*, R egers has proof of these facts supported hy white au I horil ies. In an interview recently Ro gers said, “1 the Negro is to re pert himself and he respected I III' w r 11 u* Wife UttciM flaydn'a Must* The music of Haydn, much be loved by all the world, weu» detested by his wife, Maria Anna. She used some of hia most cherished manu icripts for curl papers. man, m* mu a Know his glorious past of inven tion, NVpro kin^s, emper >rs, warriors, historians, '•cholarj. and tln'ir contribution to world cm t urc. Late Ex-King Of Spain Dethroned By Africans ROMK (NNS) — -Alfonso Htii former *kinp and only modern monarch to sustain major d<* teats by Africans, died last week, not mourned by the white world because (f his "playboy" activities and his lamp inp of Spain's one - time oppressive policy in Morocco. In the easv-poinp days of the World War, he was known f r his expensive cominps and po inps at the most fashionable s|M)ts of continental Kurope. for the most part in the bars and hr' the’s of Paris, he splashed tip a fortune inherited from his share of the Ilapsburp-P.ourbon loot of centuries. His trouble came after the war. Alfonso be came deeply committed to a po'iey of exploitation and war in .Morocco and he eaupht .1 b uph customer in an African chieftain eal'ed Abdcl-el-Krim, I* a red by whit • men the lenpth and breadth of Africa for his un c mpromsinp attitude towards I hem. -0O0 SPHINX AT HAM) Despite the co'd weather pro vailinp just now Sprinp is not far otr. The first indication that this is true ccured Monday nipht when a mass of warm air billowed up from the South and j broupht a first rate thunder storm shortly after midnipht. Pacticall.v a’l of the cold I weather and snow so far tnis winter has been exjierienced in the last HO days.