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Reno Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - June 17, 1938, Reno, Nevada COUNTY RECORDER BOX WEATHER FORECAST Reno Mid FAIR TONIGHT AND SATURDAY COOLER TONIGHT SUNDAY FAIR TEMPERATURE AT t F M TODAt METALS Bu lOHd S Bar If 8 lent New York Y export 1.71 Y E St Loull SJK St Louis 4.00 SIXTY-SECOND YEAR SIXTEEN PAGES RENO NEVADA FRIDAY JUNE 17 SIXTEEN PAGES NO 144 More Chinese Villages Caught In Flood Waters of Huge River M REFUGEES FROM AREA ARE REPORTED BY 4 Damage Increasing with t Little Hope of Immediate Relief from Danger t Tokyo Newspapers Declare Chinese Themselves Are To Blame for Disaster SHANGHAI June 17 t Yellow river waters sweeping across the heart of densely populated I Honan province threatened today to engulf more villages and lets HOMES EVACUATED More than 2.000 communities and countless farms already have been evacuated Japanese army engineers estimated there are now nese refugees from the flood Heavy rains continued and eral widening streams were reported swirling southward from the normal beds threatening to widen greatly the SOO square mile area Wrth flood damage Increasing and with little prospect of immediate relief the homeless refugees faced imminent dangers of starvation and death from cholera typhoid and diseases which often spread rapidly In the wake of flood Japanese staff officers at said the task of stemming the flood appeared hopeless as approximately ninety per cent of the great Yellow river's water surged through gaps and rushed ward from the region to 100 miles away Tpe engineers pointed out the low river had not yet reached the summer peak and said there were growing possibilities the flood may continue and possibly may In- crease until September BLAME CHINESE The head of the international Red Cross relief work in Shanghai John Eari Baker said this is the worst thing that ever happened to China combination of war and flood Official Japanese spokesmen in Tokyo and the Japanese press re- ported the flood as a great crime perpetrated by the Chinese ment against Its own people Tokyo newspapers putting the deaths of Chinese as high as charged the Chinese broke the river dikes deliberately Death estimates by Japanese of- on the scene originally placed higher now have been scaled down to 50.000 or less The death toll was considered extremely small in portion to thr vast area devastated Japanese military authorities drawing scattered troop admitted a serious food age continued but said Japanese casualties wore small Chinese officials at Hankow visional capital said the area di- east of the north-south railway now had been entirely cleared of Japanese troops who were to retreat before the floodwaters Chinese military reports Indicated also that Japanese forces marching across province toward the railway were forced to fall back leaving the Japanese gunboat and destroyer armada in the Yangtze river south of the area the only active arm of the alded drive up the Yangtze to Hankow Japanese warships heavily Yangtze shores upstream from An- where they were maintaining a foothold despite reported ure of the westward drive of land forces To the north toward the Yellow river the surging flood was aiding the Chinese defenders by spreading a lengthening mud barrier southward This defense kepi the Japanese armies in southeastern Honan from pushing west or north ARE ASSAILED LOS ANGELES June 17 Joseph H chief counsel for the American Federation of Labor said today upon his arrival that re- offices of the national labor relations board are nothing but re- agencies for the CIO He said NLRB offices throughout the country were partial to the but he added he was not sure If such Is the case locally That's one of the things 1 am here to find be explained MYSTERIOUS SPY CASE IS QUICKLY POLICE WHEELING W Va June IT Acting Police Chief bert Custer said today the dis- covery of mysterious papers In a traveling bag abandoned at a Wheeling hotel which gave rise of reports of a spy plot was merely a case of a stolen suitcase Custer said he and federal agents were convinced the bag had been stolen from a man Industrialist who visited brick manufacturing plants in Pittsburgh and Chicago last week In Pittsburgh a spokesman for a ing said two German manufacturers spent three days last week Inspecting the company's plants there and then went to Chicago to con- their tour Later they planned to return to phia and New York and sail for Germany he added The bag was left at the tel by a man who gave a address in Detroit He registered at the hotel on June 10 and left later that day Upon opening the bags Custer said police found a file of photographs of night scenes In United States cities a diary written In code and correspondence between a German manufacturer and eral large Industrial and Institutions of the country ROOSEVELT CLAN Youngest Son of President To Take Bride at Rites In Massachusetts Preparations Completed by Families for Marriage at Noon Tomorrow WAVE OF CHOLERA TAKES LIVES OF HENDAYE France At the ish June 17 The battle for Valencia swung back across the Mijares river today with he government taking the sive to save Its former provisional capital REGAIN OLD DEFENSES Government dispatches said that after the defense troops blocked the advance south from tellon de la Plana the struck back savagely driving the front line north of the stream and regaining their old de- fenses on the river The new line is about thirty-five miles south of Valencia Government warplanes little In evidence during the fall of on de la Plana swung into action anew and chased off insurgent lombers which tried to raid the eastern coastal front A Madrid dispatch reported een persons were killed and five Injured in a pre-dawn ant air raid on Alicante A of deaths resulted from an raid on ROAD CROWDED The road running north from to the village south of the which the recaptured yesterday was crowded with columns of ment reinforcements moving up to protect the defense line Insurgent advices however said Generalissimo Francisco Franco's troops resumed their advance west of In an attempt to turn around the government fork and cut off the front The insurgents also reported steady progress In their drive Into southern Cordoba province and In cleaning up guerrilla resistance in the northern Pyrenees Thirty Mile Detour For Stretch WILKES-BARRE Pa June 17 longest way around Is the shortest route for motorists eling the Red Rock mountain road A 2.6 mile stretch of the highway is being Improved necessitating a detour totaling thirty miles NAHANT Mass June 17 The entire Roosevelt family ed by the president and first lady today took up temporary residence in or not far from Nahant to at- tend tomorrow's wedding of the family's youngest son John and In so doing gave this old town thing of the air of a national cap- ital FAMILY GATHERS The chief executive rested aboard the government yacht Potomac not far from Nahant after concluding an all-night trip from Washington by debarking at Salem shortly be- fore a m Standard The mother of the prospective bridegroom who will marry Anne Clark at noon tomorrow meanwhile reached Boston by train Accompanied by her son Elliott and her daughter Mrs John tiger and their respective mates she drove by automobile to ham and breakfasted at the home of the president's oldest son James Franklin D Roosevelt Jr and his wife the former Ethel DuPont took up their temporary Massachusetts residence after arriving by plane from New York last night REHEARSAL TODAY As the day wore on the entire family centered more more upon this picturesque ed town where this afternoon the wedding of John and Anne will go Into rehearsal The president was cheered by a crowd of between 3000 and 4000 as he left his special train and was driven about a mile to a coal wharf scrubbed and scoured in honor of the occasion to board the Potomac Meanwhile as Nahant filled with arriving week-end guests secret service men and others excitement mounted but In John Roosevelt there was little sign of tension With most of the de- tails of the wedding preparations out of the way and his daily press conferences almost over the tall young relaxed last night at a dinner dance for him and his bride at the Concord home of Miss Ledlle of the bridesmaids MANY AUTOGRAPHS Concord youngsters tage points to watch the young couple's arrival along with the other members of the family There were youthful cries of Hey I see John and me too On his way in John stopped to autograph a scrap of paper held out to him by one of the youngsters Anne wore a turquoise blue fon gown shirred across a necked bodice a pearl necklace and a dozen orchids at the neck of her dress Silver dals completed her costume As the family arrived on shore the presidential yacht Potomac nosed through -a cold fog toward a daybreak mooring at Salem several hours ahead of the president's scheduled arrival Mrs Sarah Roosevelt the dent's mother was expected by mid- day at the Boston hotel where she will stay with the first lady Samish Accepts Jersey City's Mayor May Face Contempt Charges As Result Free Speech Suit Scene Of Fiery Exchanges at Session Today NEWARK N J June 17 Morris L Ernst of counsel for the CIO and American Civil Liberties Union in the federal court free speech suit against Mayor Prank Hague of Jersey City asked Judge William Clark today to hold Hague in contempt for issuing a statement to the press which he had been unable to give from the witness stand CHARGE MADE Ernst made the contempt charge against the Democratic political chieftain at the opening of the after- noon session stating he had learned of Hague's statement from newsmen In the statement given reporters yy Hague after he left the stand this morning the mayor accused Ernst of having been responsible for ping a New York legislative com- from exposing radical ences in the public schools of that state That statement accuses me a member of the bar of having wrecked a senatorial investigation committee of New Ernst told the court That means that I not a member of the legislature was instrumental and only by a nefarious means would it have been possible of calling off all or the majority of the members of a legislative committee Ernst said he was not personally concerned by the accusation but that members of the committee might be disturbed by It He called the Epidemic Disease Sweeps Over Increasingly Large Area of Country Modern Science Battles to Halt Spread of Plague Among Native Millions LUCKNOW India June 17 wave of cholera one of the most dangerous epidemic diseases swept over increasingly large areas of India today while modern medicine and sanitation fought against ancient re- ligious practices mixed with super- RITES SPREAD DISEASE Thousands died as the dread disease was spread by natives carrying out religious rites health authorities thus were greatly capped in their efforts to check the epidemic An estimated persons already have died in the United provinces during the scourge which now is said to have reached Afghanistan beyond the northwest frontier as well as into India's tral provinces Parts of the Punjab states north west frontier province and the Sindh region India's western extremity have been affected most recently In the United provinces the Hon Mrs Pandit a ber of the new Nationalist ment gave health authorities full power to fight the disease Under her direction persons been Long Session of Congress Comes to End A mid Bitter Debate Over Final Bills -OFF POLICY IS Campaign Committee Will Not Take Part in State Elections Says Brown Democrats and Republicans Both Claim Added Seats At Next Session Many contaminated wells thousands of were purified with 115 tons of potassium ganate CONTROL HAMPERED Great numbers of native marriage parties held during the present UJ OI ment the defense's final step in tne c have seriously trying to try the case out of ACTION DELAYED The New York attorney often labeled a Communist by Hague said he did not ask the court to rule on his contempt motion immediately but stated he would file a brief in support of his motion that the court take such action Hague sat in the witness box ing Ernst's address his elbow propped on the bench Hague started to repeat his charge against Ernst from the stand but Judge Clark cut him off explaining he could file briefs answering the contempt affidavits Ernst said he would file next Tuesday The judge said it was his under- standing that federal law provided for holding in contempt a witness or attorney who made an statement Intended to Influence the court He later cited from the U S code a case dealing with a contempt charge against a lawyer for so doing It was also contempt Ernst argued If a witness gave to newspapers a statement which might influence subsequent witnesses who read the newspapers READY TO APOLOGIZE None of Hague's lawyers was ent when he issued the statement it was brought out and the matter of seeking facts from the newsmen present arose Ernst said he did not know the extent of privilege allowed newsmen in New Jersey in ing their sources of Information If I have offended the court I want to said Hague turning to Judge Clark and bowing his head I done It with no intention of offending the court It is a serious question for the country to know how the Communists can sway that type of he trying to repeat his charge that Ernst blocked the ew York in- You can examine not afraid of Hague said as Ernst choked him off I have no fear when I'm taking ered control of the disease It Is an old Hindu custom thai bodies of cholera snake bite and smallpox victims must be dumped into water and be neither buried nor burned Water is the greatest single carrier of the disease Many pilgrims at the historic Mela religious ceremony were said to have polluted well water and festive food Doctors working almost without sleep battled the disease on the banks of the ancient Ganges river at war famous scene of religious grimages More than two million orthodox Hindus plunged into the holy river to wash away their sins The water is used for drinking WASHINGTON June 17 Senator Brown new chairman of the senate Democratic campaign committee proclaimed day a strict hands off policy ward party primaries BROWN HEADS GROUP Brown regarded by his colleagues as a middle-of-the-road Democrat was appointed to head the com- late yesterday by Majority Leader Barkley Other members are Senators Green of Rhode Island Murray of Montana Connally of Texas and Hatch of New Mexico Brown said he would spend the next few days In Michigan and would return here shortly to con- fer on campaign strategy with tional Chairman Parley and other party leaders We are going to let maries strictly he the asserted Our job will be to elect Democratic senators in November In every case we are going to do our best to elect the party nominee Brown succeeds Senator Guffey who last year threatened retaliation against Democratic senators opposing the Roosevelt court Guffey resigned last ail and the chairmanship had been vacant PROMISES SUPPORT Although voting with the on many issues Brown sided with the opposition in the re- cent senate fight over government reorganization MAJOR MEASURES OF SESSION ARE REPORT WASHINGTON June 17 are the major bills en- acted at the 1938 session of con- stablished broad system of crop control and insurance up floor for wages and ceiling for hours of employes in interstate industry for unemployment aid and priming revenue laws modifying undistributed profits and capital gains levies Defense Authorized twenty per cent increase in fleet about to operate eral government including re- lief in year beginning July 1 Ordered broad investigation of monopolies Flood control Approved program Aviation Coordinated all government regulation of civil aviation in one new agency investigation of quarrel among directors and opposition of private utilities to TVA program Held over until ment reorganization aid to roads regional planning rocal taxation E TO START Senators Stage Last Show Of Independence Beat Lobby Committee Fund Hilarious House Extends Final Hours for Lengthy Round Robins of Praise T Jury Citation SAN FRANCISCO June 17 Arthur H Samish San Francisco lobbyist accepted service today of a contempt citation for failure to pear at a legislative inquiry day in Sacramento He was re- leased when he posted a as bond Otis Babcock Sacramento county district attorney said Samish would appear before the grand jury next Thursday The grand jury is in- allegations of irregular conduct by legislators Rides Miles in Boot Yet Never Took Ocean Trip NEW YORK June 17 the man who has traveled more than miles on the water yet never has token an ocean voyage He is John T Parker seventy who re- tired today after twenty-one years of the government cutter down New York bay to meet Incoming liners at quarantine Re's met about ships and all his sailing has been inside the harbor Parker isn't going to take a sea voyage for re- laxation Mrs Parker doesn't like the sea and I would not care to travel be says the side of the the mayor said American BOSTON June 17 Joseph B Eastman of the In- Commerce Commission urged today that warring factions be brought into line under one re- sponsible leadership to save the railroad industry from ruin It Is the duty of the government to accomplish this Eastman told the Harvard Business School Alumni Association WASHINGTON June 17 United States demanded ically today for the second time that Germany assume Austria's debts to this government and American zens Hugh Wilson the American in Berlin delivered a for- mal note to the German ment as to its legal responsibilities Germany through Finance iste Walther Funk has stated It was not liable for Austria's HUGE RELIEF BY PRESIDENT WASHINGTON June 17 which congress vided for relief and pump-priming will bring to approximately the government's since 1933 for unemployment aid and emergency public works SIGNATURE AWAITED Only a presidential pen stroke was required to place the on the statute books Congress approved it shortly before ing last night The money will be added to the which a special senate unemployment committee calculated as the cost of relief and public works programs from 1933 through 1937 The house appropriations Last year he was one of a group of senators who served notice on Vice President Garner that the court fight must be ended either by sending the measure back to committee or by submitting a acceptable compromise In a recent speech on the reorganization Brown said that it and the court issue had tended to divide the cratic party But he Let me say that I shall continue to support the administration I am making no threat of opposition I am a Democrat and 1 shall con- to be one under the said it would fill organized labor's ship of our president as many request for jobs others will WPA and PWA which will carry Prom Chairman Townsend R-1 the bulk of the re-employment load Del of the senate Republican are ready to start expanding their committee came a prediction programs as scon as the president that the present Republican bloc of signs the By WILLIAM B WASHINGTON June 17 Five members of the seventy-fifth congress who had begged for weeks to quit work nally went home today to ask the voters to return them next January WRANGLES CONTINUE Until the gavels whacked out ad- last night they wrangled over Roosevelt proposals just as they had done ever since the court was submitted teen months ago The senate and house in their l last meeting approved the I dent's relief and lic works program but enacted over his veto a continuing low Inter- est rates on government loans to farmers Then In a final show of filibustering senators shelved a proposal to furnish 500 to the senate lobby committee Senator Burke the money would be used to abridge freedom of the press a statement which Chairman of the committee hotly denied The lobby argument kept the ate in session until p m CEST while members grew noisier and noisier Occasionally applause rang out in the crowded galleries In lation of the rules HOUSE DELAYED The house always hilarious before adjournment listened to of praise for majority and minority members alike It was p m before Speaker head could stop the oratory Toward the end both chambers paused to hear weary clerks read some kind words from President Roosevelt On green notepaper the chief executive wrote Vice President Garner and Speaker Bankhead that the session had brought much con- legislation for the benefit of the people Definitely we are making gress in meeting the many new estimated the new fund would j Problems which confront tha put at least persons to work President added Although he didn't get all the he wanted Mr Roosevelt for varying periods The CIO in a statement terming the a real victory for LOS ANGELES June 17 ing the convictions of Policemen Earle Kynette and Roy Allen as sufficient cause Councilman James M Hyde today demanded In the city council that Mayor Frank L Shaw Chief of Police James E Davis and all members of the police commission resign After considerable debate over demand presented in a lution it was referred to the committee of which Hyde la chairman The resolution declared the police Intelligence squad of which Kynette was head operated at great cost to the city and as a political spying organization with knowledge of the mayor and the fifteen would be increased by five to ten in the November election COMMITTEES BUSY Townsend said he would tain offices here during the mer to direct campaign activities While the two committees settled down for a long summer's work the senate provided a final round of fireworks last night when it approved an investigation of any political use of public funds The resolution instructed the bi- partisan senate campaign tures committee to look into federal and state spending to determine whether the money went for received services or votes To finance the committee's tional activities the senate in- creased its appropriation from 000 to Four Turtle Eggs Swallowed on Dare ZANESVILLE I June 17 ff WINS RELEASE LEAVENWORTH Kan 17 Gardner notorious coast bank robber in the early who plagued authorities with daring escapes walked out of the federal penitentiary today a free man his ambition to return to make legitimate money Gardner was met by Louis ney of San Francisco who just years ago captured the ber after one of his numerous capes and helped put him behind bus PWA officials At the direction of President Roosevelt PWA is preparing to allot immediately upon signature of the a list of projects with total con- struction costs of around 000 Full utilization of its appropriation when coupled with Turn to page 7 Col 4 RELIEF CRISIS CLEVELAND June 17 Re- had reason to send his letter of preciation to the first congress of hia second term Only this week he won one of his key requests establishment of standards Earlier con- gress approved his for farm and naval legislation and an in- REBUFFS DEALT It had dealt him rebuffs however in killing the court shelving the government reorganization program and writing a tax law of its own Waiting for adjournment the president had held up his special train to Nahant Mass where his youngest son John will be married Saturday Two minutes after ths session ended he was on his way Vice President Garner had beat him out of town however He didnt wait for adjournment but left for his home at Uvalde Tex at dinner time The senate scrap over the lobby committee funds began when tor Burke announced frankly that he and other senators would hold unrest among hungry clients out against the proposal as long aa and a demonstration by unpaid ad- j they were physically able Hs de- ministrative workers accentuated i activities of the lobby Cleveland's relief crisis today i group which recently quizzed Extra police were called to a cers of organizations fighting tha office where a crowd estimated by police of about two hundred re- lief clients excitedly shouted we J E Krebbs forty-three required want food The group was quieted an operation for the removal of four A group of sixty-eight union re- turtle eggs which he swallowed on a lief employes clumped through city dare Why did he do They egged me he said during their lunch hour I testing a month of payless 1 days Lack of Bulb in Headlight Proves Costly for Two Men ELKHART Ind June IT Because Sam and Max Silk didnt buy a thirty-five cent headlight bulb they're out about It was the dark headlight that caused officers to their car The i lice found 328 quarts of liquor in the machine and took the brothers to court because in Indiana no vidual is allowed to have more than four quarts without a permit The brothers were fined each their car worth and the liquor ued at were confiscated government reorganization Discussing recent ment that the lobby group might make an objective study of papers Senator Clark It's Just what they are doing la Germany MINTON OK FEET Minton rose frequently to reply to his critics asserting that any paper study would include tions both favoring and opposing the administration When it became apparent the filibuster might run on the night Democratic Leader Barkley conferred with Minton and the re- quest for additional funds was abandoned Minton told the senate however that the committee could continue Turn to page Col U
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