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Reno Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - August 12, 1938, Reno, Nevada WEATHER FORECAST Vicinity FAIR AND LITTLE TEMPERATURE TEMPERATURE AT 2 P M TODAY METALS Bar U S lent U S lent N Y unchanged at York export 10.08 E St Louis 4.75 i St Louts 4 i J 20.00 Nominal SIXTY-SECOND YEAR EIGHTEEN PAGES RENO NEVADA FRIDAY AUGUST 12 EIGHTEEN PAGES NO 191 Three Day Conference It Brought to a Clow at Noon Limitation on Truck And Weights h Urged in Resolution Charles D Vail Colorado state highway engineer was today elected president of the Western tion ot State Highway Officials at the close of the three-day annual session of the group here He Lacey V Murrow ton state highway director to the position J H Stemmer Idaho director was named vice president and George T McCoy assistant state highway en- gineer of California was named secretary-treasurer Robert S len Nevada state highway engineer Is the retiring secretary-treasurer MEET IN S f IN 1939 San Francisco's bid for next year's convention of the group was by the executive committee In a meeting held after the general ended Attended by more than three dred delegates and guests the con- vention which was conducted by the members of the Nevada highway de- Is said by the visitors to be one of the finest and most annual meetings ever held by the group In addition to the business meetings banquets were held last night at and Wednesday evening at the Colombo Cafe Noon luncheon meetings were held Wednesday noon and today at noon at the Riverside hotel and luncheons were held today and on Wednesday for the ladles TRUCK STANDARDS A resolution urging the adoption by the various states of a code for the standardization of truck weights and dimensions which was at the meeting yesterday was unanimously approved able discussion was held yesterday on the question a detailed study of which has been under way by the various state groups during the past year K I Godwin regional PWA tor was the principal speaker at this morning's session and outlined federal provisions of highway con- struction under PWA grants To Turn to pugg 3 Col 1 Elected Highway Officials Convention Ends with Election of Officers VAIL PRESIDENT OF TODAY ACTIVITIES IN U S TOLD BY WITNESS CHICAGO Aug 12 In- quest into the death of Zachary Taylor Jr forty-one whose half clad body was found yesterday in his disarrayed apartment in sub- urban Evanston was continued day so that chemical analysis of the vital organs could be made Thf body of Davis son of a well known architect was found amid overturned furniture and partly emptied liquor bottles Mrs Davis and the r son were visiting in ver Dr Jacob Goodman physician said death may have been caused by a heart ailment Lawrence Davis brother of the dead man testified at the hearing today that his brother suffered from a bad heart German Envoy Is Removed For Failing to Cooperate With Bunds Said Dies Committee Expecting To Investigate Unions For Communism PLANE ATTACK ON Charles D Vail state highway en- gineer of Colorado was elected president of the Western tion of State Highway Officials this afternoon at the close of the annual convention WPA TIMEKEEPERS Tenn Aug 12 A witness testified today he had been informed Dr Arthur E gan ousted TVA chairman once suspected his associates In the of collusion to gyp the in the Berry marble case Charles O Mynatt associate TVA attorney said his Information came from W N Garrett who ed Dr Morgan In Investigating I marble leases bought by Senator George L Berry and his associates in the Morris dam area The TVA succeeded In having the leases condemned as commercially worthless Mynatt quoted Garrett M saying we believe there U a tie-up between TVA Director David K and Senator Berry to gyp the government out a large sum of money UNIONTOWN Aug 12 Two timekeepers were pension today as Works Progress Administration officials Investigated the a year-old second grade school boy a laborer CLERICAL ERROR Lyell L Buttermore WPA director In Fayette Washington and Greene that the boy Richard Maione had been assigned to a job through clerical error but state WPA headquarters at Harrisburg declared the two were suspended after a preliminary Investigation turned up Information that pointed toward collusion The office of Administrator J Bunks Hudson announced that Max Whoolery one of those was reputedly related to Richard's mother Mrs Arthur E Maione The other suspended timekeeper was bert Coltey CHECK REVOKED Buttermore ordered revoked a pay check for sent to Richard who members of the family said received a letter from the WPA Inquiring why he had failed to report for work Later they added a certificate of termination of employment signed by Buttermore was received In the mall The family also contended they had been removed from relief rolls because of the youngster's DAMAGE STORE SAN BERNARDINO Calif Aug j terrific explosion rocked the Peoples Furniture Store early today and fire spreading from the blast caused damage to buildings at a downtown Intersection Embers and ashes were scattered over the business district Fire Chief E E Leffen said the fire was the fastest burning in my thirty years of experience In the department Firemen quelled smaller blazes In adjoining buildings that were by the flying embers Chief Leffen said he believed the fire started from spontaneous combustion TT Artist N Y Aug 12 Fogarty sixty-nine well known illustrator of periodicals and books and art teacher died at his summer home on the west lake shore last night WASHINGTON Aug 12 house committee Investigating un- American activities heard testimony today that Hans Luther longtime German ambassador here lost nis job because he did not cooperate fully with the German-American I bund a Nazi organization KUHN QUOTED John C Metcalfe committee investigator said he was told this by Fritz Kuhn bund er who accepted Metcalfe Into and hired him for a ing tour During this tour particularly In Los Angeles Metcalfe said local bund members complained of lack of full cooperation with German consuls particularly In obtaining storm trooper uniforms Kuhn flew Into a rage when this was reported back to him Metcalfe recounted and What's the matter with them? I've removed Hans Luther I have secret relations with Germany whereby I can get anything I want These consuls will be removed and we'll get the kind of consuls there we want Dr Hans is the present ambassador from Germany At ninety per cent of the German-American element in the United States is absolutely opposed to the activities of the American bund and everything It stands Metcalfe told the com- when asked his opinion as to the extent of the bund's ence EIGHTY BUNDS He estimated however there were eighty posts of German-American bunds scattered over the country having a direct membership of 25.000 and an indirect strength of persons He Used the larger number to meet Dies request that it Include I the German-American bund the silver shirts black shirts Fascists and their sympathizers About attended bund meetings regularly and openly the investigator added Metcalfe testified that ters for the silver shirts was at Asheville N C where a weekly publication The was published The Investigator said copies of this could be obtained by writing to Germany Metcalfe said the real purpose of Slight Damage to Transport To Be Repaired Before Fliers Return Aviation Officials Acclaim Flight As Outstanding Crew Welcomed NEW YORK Aug 12 damage to the propeller and an en- gine cowling of the German plane Brandenburg delayed today the start of the huge ship's homeward flight across the Atlantic ocean NOT IN ANY RUSH A quick trip had been planned but this Idea was dropped soon after the crew brought the twenty-four senger transport skimming into Floyd Bennett field yesterday at the end of a record-breaking trip from Berlin It was the first west-east linking of Berlin and New York and the 3942 miles were covered in hours fifty-four minutes Spouting oil betrayed the damage as the plane rolled to a stop Alfred Henke blond and taciturn captain of the Brandenburg's crew said the damage was trivial and that if essary the plane could have started home immediately But there was no rush and New York had shown them such a splendid he said that the fliers wanted to stay a day or two Henke would not commit himself on the hour of a takeoff but in any he said it would not be today FLIERS CASUAL Henke and his flying mates dolph Von Moreau co-pilot Paul Dierberg flight engineer and Fritz Kober radio operator were com- casual about the flight We expected to make the trip in something like twenty-four hours or twenty-six Henke ed and now we've done It He described the trip as with the exception ol the headwinds that have been the bane of every filer who attempted the westward crossing The Brandenburg made the un- heralded flight as a demonstration of Germany's readiness to institute mall and passenger service between Germany and the United States Henke pointed out however that oceanic passenger flights in such ships as the winged Brandenburg probably would be impracticable because of the big fuel load necessary OUTSTANDING FLIGHT We could not have carried more than two more he said Nevertheless aviation officials claimed the flight as an ing achievement Al Williams one of pioneers described it as one of the most significant de- in modern sing the fact that the Brandenburg is a landplane of standard type The flight was sponsored by the Company which the plane Turn to page 9 Col 2 NIAGARA FALLS N Y Aug 12 thundering cataract veiled three mysteries today as lice sought two men and a woman who disappeared virtually from the brink of the falls One man was reported last seen wading the treacherous rapids above the American Falls between Luna and Robinson islands John R Sutherland old Butler Pfi college student spent Tuesday night in a tourist home in Niagara Falls Ont with his ents and was missing the next morning Two tourists were watching the falls from the American side and saw a woman standing near a guard rail When they looked back later she was gone A purse was found where she had stood Tracy O Levee superintendent of Niagara reservation police said eph Biscardo a Wellsville N Y contractor Identified the purse as one belonging to his wife BY ROOSEVELT I Conservatives and Liberals Of New Deal Pattern to Engage in Bitter Intervention in Maryland Primary to Urge Defeat Of Tydings Expected By JOHN M HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON Aug 12 ident Roosevelt's frontal attach on the candidacy of Senator Walter George of Georgia made the South today the battleground for his fight to build up a liberal school of thought in the Democratic party EXTENDS TO 1940 In no other section of the country has the chief executive attempted to draw so clearly the line between what he considers to be progressive ism and the type of conservatism which he insists stands in the way of social and economic progress The action taken by Mr velt in his speech yesterday at Barnesville Ga foreshadows a long struggle between Southern crats of the conservative type and those who fit the Roosevelt pattern It Is a contest which will involve not only the Georgia and South Carolina and other remaining Democratic maries this year but will extend into France Alarmed at Report Germany Is Mobilizing for Fast Action in Maneuvers Tokyo Reports Official Was Shot by Soviet Police on Northern Island i Truce Continues in Dispute Over Korean Frontier and Terms Are Announced TOKYO Aug 12 new border incident involving Japan and Soviet Russia was reported today from Sakhalin island where Japan and the Soviet Union divide control TEMPERS FLARE Japanese dispatches from LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES Aug 12 Southern California sweltered again today In the second section of a heat wave that had abated for several days The thermometer climbed to 120 degrees at Rice desert spot in the Metropolitan water district Other high marks In this district included 114 at Parker dam 104 at Desert Center and 105 at Banning Los Angeles mark of 95 degrees at noon equalled the hottest day of the year August 1 The weather bureau said this was the hottest August 12 in Los Angeles since 1898 when 86 degrees was recorded No heat deaths were reported 63 Foodless Days Are Ended And Woman Says Cure Results LOS ANGELES Aug 12 Mae Zimmerman said today her ob- in a relief from the pain of accomplished Weighing 103 pounds thirty-eight less than started her diet of lour glasses of water dally Mrs Zimmerman tasted food tot the first time yesterday Her first meal was very good and very tasty but I'm still not hungry I made up my mind that I wouldn't eat and didn't have any trouble at all abstaining from she added YUMA Ariz Aug 12 Oklahoma tourists were Injured day when their automobile over- turned several times after a tire blowout about eighty miles east of here on the Phoenix highway The injured persons en route home from California were Mrs Mayme Stephens Merton Woody and Mrs J M Cole all of ma City Mrs Marie Wagner and her six-year-old daughter ine of Cement Okla Most seriously hurt was the ner child who suffered a fractured leg and Internal injuries ROOSEVELT'S MARCH THROUGH GEORGIA SCORED WASHINGTON Aug VP R Pa said today President march through Georgia discloses at last the whole de- sign for dictatorship Referring to the president's address urging defeat of ator George Ditter said thU was an audacious affront Ditter is rice man of the national Republican congressional committee Unable to accomplish one man government even with a rubber stamp congress for five years Mr Roosevelt now pre- sumes to tell the people of the states for whom they shall Ditter said This ideal of unrestrained executive domination has guided the New Deal cabal constantly since the president's shocking attempt eighteen months ago to pack the supreme court of the United States It is an ideal repugnant to the heart and mind of coming congressional sessions and the fight over party leadership in 1940 By many persons here the ville speech was considered the most Important that Mr Roosevelt made on the five weeks Journey which he brought to a close today ATTACKS OPPONENTS The vigor of his criticism of ator George whom he accused of being out of sympathy with objectives surprised many politicians Some of them had ex- him merely to throw his port to Lawrence Camp New Deal candidate for George's seat His speech attacking former ernor Eugene Talmadge as well as George displayed a fighting mood such as he had not shown elsewhere on his trip The theme was cent of his fireside chat in June when he first called for a Turn to page 9 Col 1 y agency one of Sakhalin's principal cities declared Russo-Japanese tempers had flared again over the alleged shooting of a member of a Japanese Inspection party by a Soviet secret police agent Japanese police rushed to the scene of the incident near the frontier which separates Japanese and Soviet halves of the long northern island off the Siberian coast Neither the name of the wounded man nor reason for the reported shooting was made known The inspection group led by a member of parliament included numerous prominent Japanese The incident came while Russian and Japanese troops kept an tice on the border of Siberia and where serious hostilities were waged from July 29 to August 11 TEXT ANNOUNCED The foreign office today released an abridged text of the third truce conference between Maxim Litvinoff Russian commissar of foreign affairs and Mamoru Shigemitsu Japanese ambassador to Russia indicating Japan made most of the concessions in ending hostilities on the frontier It is our earnest desire to settle this unfortunate affair told Litvinoff at their meeting in Moscow the communique dis- closed proposed that the two forces cease hostilities by withdrawing about one kilometer of a mile from the disputed line so that they will be beyond range of rifle fire and then begin the boundary demarcation DOUBT IN TOKYO The text said Litvinoff agreed that Japanese forces withdraw from the line they now occupy claiming that it lies within and that the area thus evacuated will not be entered by either thus not prejudicing Japan's claim But it added he refused to agree to of Soviet troops from Soviet territory at the demand of a foreign power Tokyo newspapers reflected a Ing of doubt that the truce on the frontier would end Russian troubles It remains to be seen whether Moscow's instructions will be ob- served strictly by the far eastern army said the newspaper Asahi editorially A border and ex- tensive fortifications were urged by the newspaper Miyako which has a large circulation among the lower classes because the Soviet Union is mysterious country and Soviet troops constitute a mysterious army SNAKE DANCE AFTER STRANGE RECKONING HOTEVILLA Ariz Aug 12 the plaza of this est of Hopi villages the age-old snake dance of the Hopi people will be held August 23 Chiefs of the snake clan an- the date today having concluded their mysterious reckonings by he moon Other snake dances will be presented in the Mesa villages of and but the dates have not been made known In addition a butterfly dance will be held here August 24 and a flute dance at Mishongnovi August 22 The impressive ceremonies preliminary to the snake rites will be begun here a week before the day of the the latter a prayer for rain and of giving for bounteous crops The Indians prayers the Hopis believe will be carried to the gods of the underworld by rattlesnakes which grotesquely painted and costumed dancers hold in their mouths The snakes are considered their little brothers by the men The mystery of how the ers handle the dangerous snakes with impunity has never been revealed Paris Fears That Movement May Be in Preparation For Czech Action Private Cars Trucks and Buses Are Requisitioned To Carry Soldiers FOOTING TROOPS ARE NEW YORK Aug 12 Jimmy Roosevelt threw the discussed matter of his income be- the American public today and declared in incisive terms that It was much smaller than a lot of ple thought DENIES BIG INCOME In a biting with Editor Walter Davenport in Collier's magazine the president's son and secretary flatly Writer Alva Johnston's In- in a recent Saturday ning Post article that he made from to a year in the insurance business and used cal pressure on prospective clients Young Roosevelt produced income ax records showing that from 1933 to inclusive his income ranged from to annually talling for the five years Johnston issued a statement in rebuttal which said in The statement of James velt is a plea in practically every respect except as to the size of hts income In that respect he is not doing badly His figures indicate that his firm has obtained more than half a million dollars in commissions from great corporations which be- cause of their relations to the Turn to page 9 Col 4 WASHINGTON Aug 12 first three years of the social ity act cost the federal treasury and brought in 721 revenue Roswell Magill acting secretary of the treasury made public today the statistics involved In operation of the law the third anniversary of which will be Sunday Federal expenditures for the AS BOAT UPSETS SURAT Bombay India Aug 12 Hindu festival called cocoanut day was marred today when a boat pension system have Included carrying fifty persons capsized in the for grants to the states 1 flooded river Only four for investments in the old age reserve fund and about for administration of the law Revenue fell far behind tures because amounts nearly equal to the receipts are permanently marked for the old age reserve fund leaving the state grants to be were known to have been rescued PARIS Aug 12 French government alarmed by reports of huge military movements way in Germany today sought tion on Reichsfuehrer Hitler's in- tentions through French diplomatic representatives abroad CZECH SITUATION The That Hitler's army had private automobiles trucks furniture vans and even municipal buses in Bavaria m connection with forthcoming autumn maneuvers That more than German reservists had been called to the colors That Germany was speeding up construction of fortifications on her French and Polish frontiers These things led to fear that the Nazis were greasing their war chine for use in case they failed to receive quick satisfaction from Czechoslovakia in the dispute over the future status of Czechoslovakia's Sudeten Germany minority Such ostentatious military ations were in contrast with the Nazi precedent of swift and secret fact which paradoxically tended to ease French fears TWO EXPLANATIONS Foreign office circles and most diplomats voiced a belief that the preparations were designed to in- Czechoslovakia France and Britain but watched carefully the advices from French diplomatic and secret in Germany Thus two possibly interlocking explanations of the German emerged In Nazis wish to impress the world with their military power wish to have their war machine ready for use in case of trouble over the Sudeten Germans demands for autonomy in slovakia PREPARE AGAINST SPIES At the same time the French minister of interior Albert made known he had taken ures to reinforce the French service to deal with an Increasing number of spy cases in the German frontier re- gion where France's Maginot line of fortification lies ON WAR BASIS Aug 12 many Is on virtually a footing as the time for annual umn war maneuvers nears Nationwide preparations are at top speed for a type of maneuvers to be used by Germany for the first time since the World of entirely new units for training reserves in six to ten weeks Military observers were unable to estimate the number of troops in- in the fall war games be- cause the maneuvers are to occur sectionally rather than In one massed display and there is no pre- cedent for figuring the extent Reports from Munich said Ba- varians were disturbed by military preparations along the SEATTLE than i Czechoslovak frontier In that re- seven hundred forest firemen fought gion army authorities requisitioned blazes in Washington northern Idaho and western Montana today as the Pacific northwest forest fire tion quiet for several weeks took a serious turn Two fires raging out of control in the St Joe and national forests in Idaho and Montana were being fought by live hundred men Twenty-seven other fires mostly caused by lightning were under con- trol Rains yesterday failed to check a 3300 acre fire near Bremerton Wash FOREST FIRES funds out of ordinary treasury Strike Is Threatened CANANEA Son Mex Aug 12 ff Roman came here today by airplane from In an attempt to prevent a threatened strike of miners employed by the Cananea Consolidated Copper Com- Corrigan Is Puzzled by Host Of Invitations from Cities NEW YORK Aug 13 Corrigan took a notebook and pencil stub today and pondered a ing itinerary of cities wanting to give him a reception The thirty-one-year-old wrong way flier shook his head and grinned despairingly America first all he i said sitting In the sun outside his hangar Roosevelt Field Long island But it'll take me a month of Sundays to do It automobiles trucks furniture vans and municipal vans for military use Authorities assured Bavarians that the preparations were for the usual fall maneuvers FARLEY FOR OPEN FIELD ISLAND Mich Aug 12 General James A Farley Democratic national chairman contends the party should leave the 1940 presidential Held dinner Michigan to knock off lor the night i er to run examiner
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