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Reno Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - July 27, 1938, Reno, Nevada WEATHER Reno and Vicinity CLOUDY TONIGHT AND MOUNTAIN LITTLE TEMPERATURE CHANGE TEMPERATURE AT 1 V M TODAY 77 METALS Bar U S Ear IS 7 ltd C S equivalent New York y Y E St St Louli 4.75 SIXTY-SECOND YEAR EIGHTEEN PAGES RENO NEVADA WEDNESDAY JULY 27 1938 EIGHTEEN PAGES NO 177 Loyalist Troops Take As Catalonia Offensive Grows CITY REBELS BY Franco Insists However That Attack on Area Had Failed Many Reported Taken by Both Sides in Clashes in Spain HENDAYE France f At the July 27 ment war dispatches today asserted that government militiamen had fought their way Into the streets of key city of southern Ionia and hitherto insurgent head- quarters for BATTLE RAGES Small advance groups forced their way into the city the dispatches said while the main battle raged on the outskirts was the principal tive of the government's surprise Catalonia offensive which three days ago with a westward crossing of the Ebro river and has since penetrated fifteen miles on a front Government accounts said the army which yesterday captured all the heights surrounding and took the village of Corbera a mile and a half to the north pushed on today to outlying parts of the city Five hundred more Insurgent were reported taken today to make the total for the last two days 3500 taken from the April 2 by Oen Insurgent in a ing offensive out of Aragon which reached the sea Since then It had been an important place in gent troop dispositions MAKE ADVANCE Earlier today Insurgent general headquarters still Insisted only a few enemy troops had managed to cross the broad Ebro In Monday morning's attack and that those were annihilated Advices from government lines In- however that government militiamen had made a twelve-mile advance In two days and firmly themselves In Los Ion mountains In positions ing where insurgents at- tempting to sever Catalonia from the rest of government Spain de- government fighters April 2 EXPLORER LEAVES ON EXPEDITION TO ANTARTIC WASTES NEW July 27 Lincoln who says he would rather live on a desert than In a modern city sailed today on the liner Europa for fourth expedition Into Ant- arctic wastes The wealthy explorer who flown over both the South and North poles said he never could stand crowds People who live In the derness have a sense of he said Accompanied by his wife Ellsworth said he would land at Southampton England and fly to Nairobi Kenya colony Africa for several weeks of hunting and mountain Ing Then he will proceed to Capetown South Africa where he will meet his ship the att Eary about October 1 HU wife will return to the United States The explorer who hopes to map the Enderby Quadrant In a one flight ering 750 square miles said the Antarctic Ice fields still tute a vast challenge to adventure I should like to determine whether the land contains thing like the thousand-mile range of the twelve foot mountains which I saw In the course of our 1935 flight from Dundee Island Antarctic to Little America on the Bay of he explained The expedition will consist of nineteen men and two planes IN DRIVE TO SHANGHAI July 28 The war today rolled into Hupeh the eleventh of the twenty-four I nese provinces to be afflicted by land combat In a struggle just one year and three weeks old WITHDRAWAL ADMITTED The Chinese admitting a BITTER CONTESTS BEING WAGED BY Representatives Seek to Return to Washington But Some Have Fights CIO Leading Campaign to Defeat Foes of To Control Hours WASHINGTON June 27 Electioneering house members whose campaigns generally have been over- shadowed by senatorial races are in the midst of some hot primary battles of their own STIFF OPPOSITION A number Democrats including a few members of the house rules committee are en- countering stiff opposition from Roosevelt candidates Some of the president's ardent supporters also are having their troubles Labor's league arm of the CIO is leading the assault against the rules committee bloc that held up action hour legislation for months The league included six rules com- Democrats In a blacklist of house members whose records It said called for opposition from labor Two of these Clark of North Carolina and Dies of Texas already have obtained renomination A third Lewis of rado was chosen by a district cratic assembly for renomination without opposition The two others Smith of Virginia and Cox of Georgia are under fire from candidates Who are making an issue of administration support The sixth Driver of Arkansas is opposed by State Senator E O but the Roosevelt administration is not an issue COX OPPOSED Cox is opposed by W Jewel Crowe who is campaigning as a supporter of New Deal objectives Cox has voted against the administration on several occasions and was one of the leaders in the fight against the hour Smith who has a similar record is having his first primary opposition since he entered congress In 1931 William E Dodd jr son of the former ambassador to Germany is running on a one hundred per cent New Deal platform and has assailed WPA Voting Statement Not Coercion Is Report of Committee Today Investigators Are Ordered To Three States to Look Into Latest Charges WASHINGTON July 27 senate campaign expenditure com- dismissed today a recent statement by WPA Administrator Hopkins that ninety per cent of WPA workers would vote for dent Roosevelt STATEMENT ISSUED The committee issued ment in which it said such are to be distinguished that are in the nature of advice to or that indicate upon paid workers from relief funds or from beneficiaries of relief funds Hopkins statement the tee found WBS in no way Chairman Sheppard an- investigators will be sent to Georgia Illinois and Indiana to investigate other charges of cal abuses The addition of Indiana brought to nine the number of states from which the committee has received charges of political use of public funds Sheppard said a committee of eight residents of Spencer Ind had asked an investigation of activity of local WPA super- visors NOT COERCION The committee's statement on Hopkins In reference to the statement made by Mr Hopkins at his press conference on July 22 that at least ninety cent of WPA workers would vote for Mr Roosevelt out being statement was in response to a direct question at a press conference and was in no way a coercion or dictation to workers connected with relief Recently the committee censured as unfortunate a speech in which Aubrey Williams deputy WPA ad- ministrator told a group of relief workers they should keep their friends in power Reports were expected this after- and So firmly were the government I nese offensive glc withdrawal from I smith as reactionary Smith has gateway to Hupeh and the metro- j accused Dodd of endeavoring to be- Wuhan area centering on come a rubber stamp Hankow dug in on a new defense in New York City Chairman line twenty miles up the Yangtze O'Connor of the rules committee also river and Just ahead of the has Incurred the enmity of such troops established Barcelona tins said that heavy artillery could be brought across the Ebro and in- Roosevelt men as Mayor Florello The new defense line runs south Tammany Hall has picked from on the north bank O'Connor for renomination and of the river to Telan thirty miles I some Republicans have talked of stalled In the mountains south of on the railway putting him on their ticket too Village after village In Insurgent to Nanchang Generalissimo Chiang I Although O'Connor steered most hands for more than three months greatest air base I Roosevelt legislation through the were listed captured klang fell Tuesday A government communique an- Chinese officials reported that also the capture of seven cholera had broken oat among strategic hills and 3000 prisoners in gees from and the twenty-four hours I Chinese forces Thirty-nine Whatever the gains In Catalonia nine Americans re- however they seemed more than mained at or aboard the offset by what the insurgents de- American and British gunboats as a great victory In the and Cockchafer and the Estremadura region in southwestern British steamer Wenchow Spain INVADE HUPEH Insurgents said that more than Advancing against the 14.000 prisoners were taken in a line intent upon quick advance while smashing It and shoving ten miles six full brigades and several j farther westward to W lUX airy squadrons were trapped In the Estremadura sector Franco's forces were said to be trying to force their way along the railroad Into the mercury mining region of Real province while Insurgent and site of a submerged river boom the Japanese carried their Invasion into eastern Hupeh part of a province of square miles and population The war now has swept square miles of the of China tors bombed Cabeza Del Buey to and has affected open the way for the railroad of- persons of its estimated fensive and government troops re- formed their lines Government forces meanwhile were reported successful in staving off attacks near on the highway on both sides were heavy SHOT AT ACRE HAIFA Palestine July 37 The assassination of an Arab re- leader today sent a fresh wave of terror through the Holy Land Sheik Abdul Hamid head of a mosque at Acre was slain there by a man who fired three shots and escaped First reports said he was an Arab The Jewish population ately fled from Acre fearing re- of the guerrilla warfare that has troubled Palestine anew since by land combat or by the operations of warships and warplanes July 5 f Haifa Police patrolled the road to MADRID July 27 Brit- ish cargo ship was sunk In the port of by a seaplane which attacked at dawn It was the second attack on the ship In three days Two bombs were drooped near her on Monday but they did not explode yield CHICAGO July 27 IP George M Harrison chairman of the way Labor Executives Association contended today the proposed teen per cent wage cut for rail workers was an attempt by carriers to rectify errors in financial agement Harrison headed one group of union officials who are deadlocked with the carriers representatives in conferences on the wage proposal In a statement Harrison said the railroads have been floating bond Issues for expenditures made out of profits for Improvements in the plant and paying out the proceeds of the bond issues as dividends to the stockholders And he added they want the employes to take a wage cut to pay the interest on these bonds H A chairman of the carriers committee reiterated a contention that the railroads plight required the pay cut A F Whitney president of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen said the carriers chances of ning their demand was one in a and predicted the demand would be withdrawn clared the railroads Enochs would de- not Watering Trough Not Extinct Residents of Buffalo Learn BUFFALO N Y July Citizens In New York's second est city who thought the horse ering trough extinct as a dodo bird learned differently today The city council passed an ordinance prohibiting automobiles from ing within ten feet of each side of horse watering troughs Sheppard said attention also would be given to accusations from persons in California North kota and Missouri HEAR GEORGE CHARGES The said its Georgia investigator inquire into eral complaints Including a charge of Senator George that a federal official had been removed because he Intended to vote for the senator The decision to send an gator to Illinois followed a request from A H Greenlee of Springfield The committee made public a ter from Gov A B Chandler of Kentucky in which he said state department heads with my con- sent and approval have undertaken to exercise care to select and ap- point friends and supporters of mine and of my administration Chandler's letter was in response to a section of the routine naire sent to all candidates asking have you used any public funds or political patronage in behalf of your nomination or election to the United States Chandler asserted that no lic funds have been used by others in behalf of my nomination with my knowledge and EARLE'S TO JURY QUIZ Youth Leaps to His Death After Perching 11 Hours On Hotel Ledge Republican Legislators in Plea to Voters to Aid in Opposition to Move Senator Guffey Sails for Europe After He Hurls Blast at Courts HARRISBURG Pa July 27 Republican legislators appealed to the home folks today to oppose Gov George H Earle's program to take over a grand Jury Investigation of himself and other top-ranking Democratic leaders while the ad- ministration pushed efforts to strengthen It TO TRANSFER INQUIRY 3 Ellwood Turner Republican floor leader of the house the people of Pennsylvania to wire phone or write their representatives and senators to preserve the free Institution of the grand jury A keystone plank of Earle's gram proposes to transfer from the grand Jury to the legislature the power to investigate any civil cer liable to Impeachment Meantime United States Senator Joseph P Guffey headed for Europe after receiving a subpoena to appear before the grand jury and hurling a blast at Pennsylvania courts He urged that the legislature Im- peach certain unnamed Judges serting they accepted the of cash from the House of Morgan Representative A Caputo man of the judicial general tee said no action would be taken on Guffey's impeachment sal unless the matter were brought officially before the house GIVEN SUBPOENA Guffey Issued his statement on a at the state capital on the second day of a special session of trie legislature called principally to head off a grand jury investigation of charges of blackmail extortion and coercion leveled at Governor Earle and a number of his ates At the same time Guffey was served with a subpoena to appear before the grand jury which has been called to start the Inquiry on August first to be issued Guffey joined Governor Earle In denouncing the courts I ask Guffey said that the general assembly proceed to investigate and Impeach those justices who while serving as members of these high courts de- based themselves and their offices by accepting the equivalent of cash from the House of Morgan In his speech convening the lature Monday night Governor Earle called for appropriate action against but he did not use the word im- peach BACK IN FOLD Why Guffey was summoned as a grand jury witness could not be de- termined from an official source The senator bucked the state committee's ticket with a backed candidate in the bitter spring primary campaign and lost He rejoined the organization after the primary and now Is campaign chairman for the fall battle with the Republicans PLAN TO SOLVE Minority Population Given New Concessions in Law Published Yesterday Local Self Government Is Not Yet Permitted under Plan Offered PRAHA Czechoslovakia July 27 The Czechoslovak government offered today a plan looking toward peace with its Sudeten German minority population but did not deal with the paramount question of autonomous government GIVEN CONCESSIONS The government's proposals in a new minorities statute published suddenly last night at the ently increased prodding of Britain and France would grant new cessions in school administration government jobs and the use of languages all within the work of the Czechoslovak ment Local self government and the de- gree of its autonomy was to be dealt with later in another statute and that time it appeared here that a definite settlement was un- likely Premier Milan Hodza said the newly published statute was ed to be the basis for negotiations with the minorities Hungarian Polish Slovak as well as German It was not at once clear how far the new statute went toward ing the Sudeten German demands outlined in a speech by Konrad Henlein the Sudeten German party loader on April 24 German omy demands inspired Czechoslovak fears that Nazi Germany might take a forceful hand to aid Henlein the danger to European peace Britain and France have strongly urged The statute promises all are to enjoy the same and this seemed to fulfil at least the first point of point program equality of Germans with Czechs BERLIN July 27 W Official circles regarded as a clear triumph for Germany today the appointment of a British adviser in the slovak minority dispute SOUTHAMPTON England July 27 British seaplane Mercury arrived here at p.m p.m EST tonight fron on the next to the last leg of her double crossing of the Atlantic She is to fly here to her base at Foynes Ireland where her survey flight to New York and return began July 20 Colo July 27 Mrs Jessie Perdue twenty-one years old gave birth yesterday to her seventh child a girl Dr J A Vaughn the attending physician reported today He said he was informed Mrs first child was born when she was fourteen years old None of the children were twins or he said All are living SERVICE STATION OPERATOR ROBBED FOR THIRD TIME LOS ANGELES July 27 f Jack King who runs a ice station is a three-time loser to the same robber Remember asked a man who walked Into place today King did very well I'm sorry to do Mid the man but I've got to eat Why pick on me asked King Because you have such a kind the robber an- swered Whereupon King handed over Two weeks ago he gave the same mam a week ago IE BLAZES IN FORESTS OF SEATTLE July 27 ington Forest Fire Association re- ported seven new definitely diary fires today and redoubted efforts to trace man-made blazes in the Pacific Northwest LIGHTNING STARTS SOME Major C S Cowan of the tion said new fires Included a acre blaze on Fox island in Pierce county and an fire near Glenoma in Lewis county Lightning started eighteen fires last night in the Wenatchee tional forest The fire west of Lake Crescent on Washington's Olympic peninsula taled 1300 acres foresters said but was yielding to efforts of 900 men The fire situation in general was Improving forestry officials said Smoke blackened fighters near exhaustion after more than ten days on the fire front spread the heartening word today they believed they had whipped the greatest out- break of Pacific Northwest forest fires in recent years WARDE DIE PLUNGE AFTER SLAYING First in German eyes Czecho Slovakia yielded degree of her by accepting the English Viscount Runciman even though his mediatory efforts were to be un- official Second Britain ignored thei League of Nations and other inter- national institutions to take direct action in efforts to safeguard peace hence the internationalism which Germany ridicules received another blow CALLED BOLD STROKE LONDON July 27 British mediation in the Czechoslovak dis- pute over minority rights brought praise today from government porters and critics alike as a bold stroke to prevent a war which might involve England But in opposition quarters cism was voiced linked with ings that the move should not em- body any coercion on the slovak government to sacrifice Its own honor and vital interests BRITISH COLUMBIA HIT Despite encouragement from many fire fronts a serious situation de- today in British Columbia however and flames swept over acres of timberland 100 miles southeast of Prince George Eight private logging concessions were wiped out and thirty others were threatened The fire was started by lightning only seven miles from McBride on the Canadian national railway Logging operations were resumed In Oregon as State Forester J W Ferguson rescinded his absolute closure order on west of the Cascades CHICO Calif July 27 A Ross Chico cian was arrested early today Chief of Police C E Tovee announced after he had left his automobile containing the body of Mrs Dave Boyd wife of a Chico bartender and sought refuge in a barroom at Butte Meadows thirty miles from Chico Tovee said Mrs Boyd had been shot She was thirty-five years old Tovee said Ross barricaded himself in the barroom and held off a threatening crowd of angry jacks with a pistol Ross was over- powered when he was overcome by liquor given him by the woman of the barroom the chief said Chief Tovee said Mrs Boyd had been dead about a day and that Ross had apparently been driving around with her body in his ear for hours Pickpocket Flees With Valuable Loot BAN ANTONIO Tex July 37 W K retired Los Angeles broker was robbed of in bonds by a pickpocket on a South ern Pacific passenger train between El Paso and Sanderson last night it was reported when the train ar- rived here today BRITISH POLICE LONDON July 27 announced today that lice reinforcements would be sent to Palestine as soon as they can be recruited to help restrain ing between Jews and Arabs Colonial Secretary Malcolm Donald told the of commons 236 extra British police were being recruited lor Holy Land service He added however the Palestine high commissioner reported this morning there had been no major incidents there in the last twenty four hours TENNESSEE VOTE L WASHINGTON July 27 The senato campaign committee said today every scheme and questionable device that can be used for funds and Influencing appeared to be In fuM in the Tennessee cratic primary After hearing a preliminary report from an investigator sent into that state the committee in a statement that tions there pointed sharply ward an election contest in the United senate of which group's candidate triumphs Four Die in Crash Kenya Colony July 37 Undertaker Claims Remains Of Jobless Bank Teller In New York Makes Up Mind to Jump Just as Police Were Set To Rescue Him NEW YORK July 27 Alone in death the body of year-old John Warde who thrilled tens of thousands of spectators nearly eleven hours yesterday before he leaped to his death from the floor of the Gotham hotel lay In an East Side funeral parlor today CROWD ON HAND While morbid throngs still gaped at the perch where Warde sulked throughout yesterday afternoon and evening or pointed to the spot on the pavement where his body struck officials at the funeral parlors said that no one had called to look at the shattered remains They said they had received no instructions as to disposition Police kept the crowds moving but passersby picked up fragments of broken glass from the Hotel Marquee which was hit a glancing blow by Warde's hurtling descent Here's my one of them exclaimed proudly The piece of glass had a reddish tinge A funeral parlor employe who escorted the body from the West Forty-seventh street police station said he was acting under tions from an undertaking firm at Southampton Long Island where Warde lived Police still listed the youth's name i although he was cor- identified as John William Warde an unemployed batik teller LITTLE IN POCKETS He had twenty-six cents in his jocket at the time of his two leap the most ar suicide Manhattan has witnessed n years The youth's mother already ill in ler Southampton home before news if her son's Intention to commit became known was reported collapse The mother had talked to him by ong distance telephone before he begging him to return to her He declined to talk with her Gotham hotel officials said Warde's sister Mrs Katherine Bull years old checked out jf the hotel this morning without her destination She was accompanied by Mr and Mrs Ick A Valentine Warde's former who had taken Warde in an outing to Chicago last week n an attempt to overcome his mood if deep melancholia Today the thousands who saw ilm jump wondered what queer ob- and indecision kept him there with his back against the side of the building crouched staring moodily down into the night darkened chasm where the flash bulbs of cameramen flared like fireflies far below KEPT THOUSANDS WAITING In all that tune he had kept sands waiting in morbid suspense thousand who watched him from the street from bus tops from windows and the roofs of nearby a tiny bit of a man in a white shirt who drank incredible quantities of water through the long summer while police cajoled him in vain attempts to dissuade him from thought of suicide With the coming of night he had become a pale blur as darkness crept up the limestone walls of the Hotel Gotham Fifth avenue and fifth street a blur sometimes lost in the gloom sometimes faintly picked out by the spark of a freshly lighted cigarette In the beginning fear had chilled the hearts of all who saw him But fear had passed and speculative talk was exchanged and sorry gibes ar- wisecracks Obscure in life Warde a freight airplane crashed burned six miles north of here day killing the crew of four Garage Man to Save Daylight Despite Opposition of Town N Y July ffi Keeper John Pratt re- himself today as a rugged individualist His community voted down daylight saving time which Pratt had advocated It didnt stop him He set his watches an hour ahead anyway and is the only man or business in the village on fast time six-year-old unemployed bank teHer of Southampton Long Island Be- came perhaps the biggest human focal point in the dtf for a day MAKES DECISION And so a kind of perverted holiday spirit grew upon the crowd that watched him teetering on his perch There were of cynicism He wouldn't jump Not by a long shot Amateur gists debated the point All agreed he wouldn't jump The police 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