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Reno Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - November 24, 1938, Reno, Nevada Reno and TONIGHT AND NOT QUITE SO COLD TONIGHT SATURDAY FAIR Btr Id U S lent N U t Other SIXTY-SECOND YEAR RENO NEVADA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 24 1938 NO 280 Thanksgiving Day Observed Throughout United States Conference Is Scheduled for Saturday Morning to Iron Out Differences Conciliators Are Of Removing Obstacles To Peace by Next Week CHICAGO Nov 24 of a settlement in the Chicago stockyards strike brightened today after opposing forces agreed to an initial conference CONFER SATURDAY Federal conciliators said of the CIO stock lers union and of the Union yards and Transit Company would confer Saturday morning It marked the first break in the adamant stand taken by both sides since handlers quit work Monday causing suspension of trading at the world s largest livestock mart The conciliators Robert Mythen and W H Rodgers expressed hope of removing the obstacles to peace before next week when the effects of the dispute become more pronounced Mythen and Rodgers acted on own initiative as tives of the department of labor in arranging the conference an appeal for intervention had been dispatched to Secretary of Agriculture Wallace by the directors of the Chicago Livestock Exchange an organization of brokers who buy and sell animals in the yards ASK CLOSED SHOP The union's demands for a ten contract a closed shop and a checkoff were regarded the most formidable barriers to a settlement Differences over the other demands with pay overtime pay and a forty hour be- not beyond compromise Today was a holiday in the sprawling south side packing town and Saturdays normally are light days Hence there was little that the pinch of the strike would be generally felt this week Almost unbroken silence ed the checkerboard of pens in the yards today in marked contrast to the customary cacophony the bleating of sheep bellowing of tle and squeals of hogs The strike effectively blockaded the bottleneck through which passes most of the living raw material needed cago packers PACKERS HURT Armour Co announced the dis- pute had caused curtailment of op- at its plant and that it was faced with the prospect of a com- plete shutdown of its slaughter and dressing departments The Armour plant is dependent for supplies on livestock purchased in the stockyards lacking facilities for direct shipments Animals shipped by fanners to the jards are bought and sold by commission men who thus establish market tions Other large packers have livestock shipped directly from rural areas to their plants in addition to buying animals sold in the yards of these packers reported they had a sufficient quantity of livestock to carry them into next week By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Many an American family the chapel at the Warm Springs in- ered around its Thanksgiving ner table offered a quiet prayer day for peace for ance for freedom of all peoples from oppression RABBI AT PLYMOUTH In public religious services throughout the nation there were prayers and appeals for an end to attacks on Jews and tians in foreign lands iThe residents of Plymouth Mass of Thanksgiving Day years ago chose twenty-six paralysis foundation They will entertain at a turkey dinner tonight for the patients and their families Mr Roosevelt will give a five-minute radio talk at 7 p m Central Standard Time Vice President Garner at home in Uvalde Texas was one high of- who didn't have a holiday turkey He chose wild duck which jear old Rabbi Samuel F Friedman he himself shot on a hunting trip Tuesday There 40000 turkeys ever for the young men in CCC camps throughout the United States It took 1500 bushels of cranberries to accompany the main dish with to address a union church service as our answer to anti-Semitism Contrasting conditions in Nazi j vegetables and pumpkin pie in and Fascist lands and in the ted States Rabbi Friedman said We are bessed in living in a country where law and order abide UNFORTUNATE ONES FED Charitable organizations were ing to make certain too that the for the welfare of its inhabitants unfortunate in every community where its people enjoy liberty and had a substantial meal Missions the right to pursue happiness filled with men women and On Thanksgiving eve President j children enjoying regular Roosevelt issued a statement from the little house at Warm Springs Ga expressing hope re- ports of a prospective increase in giving dinners Snow gave a holiday touch to the day in several northern states though rain in some sections WAVE OP Mobile Guards Are Rushed To Factories to Sitdown Strikers Evict refugee migration to Palestine would ened to spoil football games for prove authentic PRESIDENT AT CHURCH thousands of fans Fog and rain also hampered auto and air traffic The President and Mrs Roosevelt for crowds in the arranged to attend services today in I east CAPITALIST SEEKS BANKRUPTCY LAW AIO TO SAVE SHANGHAI Nov 24 ff Four Chinese guerrillas were reported day to have scaled the walls of during the night and to have thrown hand Into a meeting of a governing body Two officials were injured The Japanese followed up the Incident with wholesale arrests Six persons were executed Tsinan Is the tal of Shantung province SUIT IS SETTLED NEW YORK Nov 24 damage suit by Joseph F Shadgen a consulting engineer who claimed he originated the idea of the New York world's fair has been settled out of court The settlement provides the fair corporation headed by A Whalen will pay Shadgen and retain him as consulting neer to the fair until It closes Shadgen charged he had been SAN FRANCISCO Nov 24 Herbert Fleishhacker California capitalist against whom civil ments totaling more than 999 have been returned recently sought today to invoke the federal law to get more time to shal his assets PETITION FILED The financier said that his ings were worth and his liabilities but that he was unable to pay his debts as they matured Fleishhacker s petition filed in the federal court under the bankruptcy act section relating to the composition and extension of debts asserted he was obliged to seek court relief because of the ments against him His of liabilities listed a judgment for 872 based on a 1919 steel transaction in Portland Ore and another judgment for 690 obtained in Los Angeles by French heirs of Kern oil lands Fleishhacker also set down as a liability a tax Hen for 074 filed by the commissioner of internal revenue The capitalist in a statement after the petition was filed said he had decided upon that course in the be- lief it would protect all 01 his ors by permitting him to dispose of his assets at their true value rather than at sacrifice figures The 872 judgment was won bv Lucien Blum of Paris France and a group of French associates who sued as bank stockholders seeking the refund of private profits Herbert Fleishhacker was declared to have made during 1919 in a Portland Ore deal in a transaction involving the bank s funds French heirs of lands in Kern Throngs of Refugees and Numerous Wounded Men Cross Into Hong Kong Pincher Drive Is By Japanese to Wipe Out I Canton Resistance HONG KONG Nov fare in South China surged within twenty miles of this British crown colony today as Japanese opened a pincer drive to wipe out Chinese southeast of Canton JAPANESE ADVANCE Throngs of Chinese refugees and a scattering of wounded Chinese soldiers crossed into British tory this morning The Japanese landed two sand soldier yesterday on the east j and Prime Minister Cham- bank of the Pearl river They ad- beriam and Foreign Secretary toward the Kowloon along which ese irregulars and Kwangtung militiamen had remained Franco-German Accord Is Viewed with Suspicion By Newspapers PARIS Nov 24 WP Reserves of mobile guards were Hto rushed from central and ern France today to the north where strikers protesting against the Disastrous Brash Fires In Southern California Reported Checked Today Motorists Forced to Help Combat Fire in California By FRANKLIN K ARTHUR Daladier government's labor gram resisted efforts to oust them from occupied factories STRIKES SPREAD Spread of the wave with conversations Premier Daladier and other French Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wintry weather gripped much of the nation this Thanksgiving Day Rain snow and fog hampered holiday traffic 30 BELOW Ar official reading of 30 degrees zero was reported from West Yellowstone Mont western en- trance to Park Temperatures in the 20s prevailed in other areas as a cold wave thrust east and southward Inclement conditions developed for major football games With snow covering the ground and the mercury at 31 chill going was in store for both players and spectators at the bama game in Birmingham Ala a southern classic Knoxville Tenn site of a crucial since the October 21 capitulation of Canton Meanwhile other Japanese troops pushed southward along the railway from about forty miles east of Canton and a similar dis- tance north of Hong Kong The number of Chinese troops still in the twenty-mile strip of delta land between the railway and the river mouth was believed to be eral and bers of the Kwangtung provincial defense corps that failed to save Canton This fighting was the closest to Hong Kong of any land operations in the Chinese Japanese conflict The force which took Canton landed in the northeastern extreme of Bias Bay thirty miles from the colony Hitherto the Japanese had fully steered clear of Hong Kongs boundary In the present drive ever a Japanese plane flew slorg the edge of the colony showering pamphlets to warn Chinese ers to submit peacefully CHIANG IN COMMAND A dispatch from Chungking visional capital of the Chinese since the October 26 fall of Hankow said the Japanese drive southward along the Canton Hankow railway had been deadlocked permitting the Chinese to start against and gateway to Hunan clash between Kentucky and about eighty miles north of unbeaten and untied had a cold rain and chilly blasts were in store at three or four other big games FLIGHTS CANCELLED Sleet rain and weather caused cancellation of two airline flights into Shreveport La last night from Atlanta and the provincial capital Changsha and about fifty miles northwest of Hankow Hupeh ince A dispatch from Shanghai said Generalissimo Chiang was directing Chinese operations in the south where a against Canton from the west and Snow fell in many states from the Rockies to New England dipping into the south last night see cities received precipitation ranging from half an inch at to two atop Lookout and nal mountains near Chattanooga The fall extended well into North Alabama Freezing temperatures were forecast to the gulf coast night and colder with snow or rain for all south Atlantic states Low temperatures last night in- las Tex Fog bothered air traffic in northeast has been under way for nf the past several days parts of the east fM the generalissimo was fighting the Japanese to stalemates in some tors and pushing closer to Canton in others The Chinee were said to county got a judgment against eluded 22 at Minneapolis St Paul bert Fleishhacker and the bank on I North Platte Neb and Denver It the representation that he sold was 26 at Buffalo N Y end Dodge lands and profited by concealing City Kan from the owners the high potential It was 50 at New York 46 at oil value of the property Philadelphia 34 at Chicago LOS ANGELES Nov 24 erty went up m price from to for Martin Col Gimp Snyder today BARCELONA Nov 24 swift insurgent bombers dumped new death into Barcelona's streets this morning in the eighth raid In be supported by their newly active The Chinese also claimed success 110 miles north of Hankow where was said to have been en- circled Japanese spokesmen ated their forces were organizing for a full force offensive In South China to carry the invasion up the railway A Chinese report on a Japanese air raid at Sian capital of province 250 ties and destruction of 150 houses resulted from eighty bombs The Japanese had told of striking of the Chinese ist eighth army N Y Nov 24 The Broadway colonel former twenty-two hours fl Dodds fanner husband of songstress Ruth Etting The number of dead was not f abandoned all had to ante up his bail after the tablished at once The toll for the county grand jury returned new in- against him in the ing of Miss accompanist Myrl Alderman The Jury charged Snyder naped Alderman from a radio tion at gun point and attempted to murder not only the musician but Miss Etting and his own daughter Ruth Snyder Previously Col Gimp had been accused of trying to take man s life and of violating the ly weapon law previous seven raids and hope that his sons twenty and nineteen who havi j j j no i lost for five davs ta the vast dead and 148 wounded Coming from the north In two i the bombers found Adirondack wilderness would count Halifax of Britain looking ward closer military ties Also developing was suspicion and dislike expressed in the press lor the Franco-German renunciation of war accord announced yesterday Chamberlain Halifax and British foreign office officials began formal conversations with Daladier For- eign Minister Georges Bonnet and SANTA MONICA Calif Nov 24 middle-aged man sat in his dusty automobile on the Roosevelt highway north of here the blue rolling Pacific on one side and scorched black hills on the other SCORES ON HIGHWAY His almost bald head was streaked e red and were M wet Piled many belongings as he and his wife to salvage when suddenly down on had been able flames swept their Topanga canyon This he observed is a hell of a Thanksgiving Up and down the same highway were scores like him Most of them were thankful to be alive to have escaped the blistering heat and flames which roared down upon them almost without warning One good-looking young fellow was philosophical Well honey he told his wife you don t have to worry now about that turkey being too big for the roaster I he's cooked WIFE OBJECTS Highway pa who blocked the road hours had their troubles One fur-coated woman stepped license a other French officials at the foreign a car bearing a Pennsylvania ministry The talks were interrupted for luncheon at the Elysee palace with President Albert Lebrun at which the British visitors and members of the French cabinet were ied by their wives The government called upon the Nord department prefect to enforce an order for the ejection of 26000 striking metal workers who re- mained Inside their plants The first squads of mobile men who marched into factories this morning found strikers in the ain and Valenciennes district re- to leave DISORDERS REPORTED Reserves were called as disorders broke out In several industrial dis- The number of strikers rose above as the movement spread to the coal mines of northern France Later today the strikes spread to the important metal works ol the Paris region including the Renault automobile plant and the Caudron and Bloch aviation factories which were occupied by strikers Strong forces of police and mobile guards were rushed to those plants especially to the Renault works at suburban which em- ploys 35 000 men About 14 000 coal miners occupied their pits this morning in sympathy with 26 000 striking metal workers to protest the government labor policy of increasing work beyond the hour week and of evacuating pied factories by force Another 4000 railroad men who transport coal from the mines to canal barges also joined the ment The strikes involved the Anzin mine greatest coal producer In France and several other northern pits PLANTS SEIZED Of forty metal plants seized by strikers yesterday only fifteen had been evacuated today but police were proceeding methodically In their campaign under Daladier's ders to end the The new conflict sion aroused by the of Labor's call for wide mass meetings Saturday and a general strike at a date to be fixed for next week in protest against Daladier's recent de- cree laws ending the forty hour work week and providing new taxes The press meanwhile greeted the war renunciation understanding with considerable suspicion and little enthusiasm Communists and Socialists were especially angered by the peace declaration with the Nazi state Most commentators declared that Chancellor Hitler acted quickly dropping demands for a gag on the French press on foreign matters In an effort to forestall complete Franco-British military cooperation I she told an officer you d let me go back and get nvi husband We were driving down from San Francisco and a trooper grabbed him out of the car to help carry things out of a house I've had enough of him lighting your fornia fires A newspaper photographer ing and grimy opened a note from Ms city editor sent back to the line after the cameraman had ed his first pictures to the office Your pictures aren't hot it read There s too much smoke In them Dead deer refrigerators beds and a bicycle with one wheel smashed lined the highway The terrified deer had been killed when they plunged over the cliffs trying to escape the flames Residents said scores of others had raced Into the ocean tc drown SAVES HIS BEER Patrolmen came upon an elderly Mexican sitting calmly in a chain beside the smoking mins of what once had been his roadside stand At his feet was a case of apparently all he had salvaged from his stock He seemed to be contented and said he to leave so we left him there reported one of the officers WHITE PLAINS N Y Nov 24 SAN FRANCISCO Nov 24 bespectacled Mrs Marie The of the vanished jacket Burckhalter spent a quiet concerned lawyers in thp Alcatraz giving Day in county jail awaiting a guard murder trial today as they to re-enact the strange rested over Thanksgiving and pre- helping hand death of her final arguments to be pre- band HELD FOR MANSLAUGHTER Mrs Burckhalter is held on manslaughter charge In connection with the death of Eugene V halter chemical firm executive whose body was found Saturday ini C Lucas and Rufus car In the garage Alcatraz convicts are on trial sented when the case resumes morrow in federal court STATEMENTS CONFLICT was finished with a flurry of contradictory ments f of murdering Guard Royal studied for possible clues c CIme m an escape atte t a Photograph of 23 A wlt halter which his wife said she wa j A a few moments before she showed her his to pump deadly carbon monoxide gas into the death car by attaching a vacuum cleaner hose to the exhaust Assistant District Attorney Elbert T Gallagher said the picture showed Burckhalter standing hat in hand leaning on a cane near the garage He said the face showed nj fear of imminent death NO EMOTION SHOWN His face appeared absolutely blank without a single Gallagher said like a face in a dream Officials said that as scon as Mrs Burckhalter was sufficiently rested they would have her perform a reenactment Persistent questioning has failed to shake her story that her husband committed suicide after she left him to go shopping he lacked the nerve to carry to kill himself John He testified the defendants and another convict Thomas erick who subsequently was slain were in a room with Cline a few moments before Cline was beaten to death The Jacket mystery arose out of the testimony by Lucas that he wore Jacket No 224 on the day of the escape attempt Prison officials ransacked Alcatraz but were unable to find jacket No 224 and the handed over to the defense jacket No to Convict Pettyjohn CAKED WITH BLOOD squadrons at 9 45 am weaved warily across the against heavy anti-aircraft city fire tney wheeled away toward the ranean Government pursuit ships had Dodds who has been aiding searchers here for the past with his wife and daughter as heavy snow forced virtual cessation of the of iff fought with invading bombers Wife Declines Man's Offer To Cook His Holiday Meal CHICAGO Nov 24 Bushnell relinquished his option on shunted aside after more prominent a for persons became interested in In court he said world fair project be would buy it if his estranged wife would forget her divorce plans return to him and promise to cook the bird Mrs Bushnell shook her alive The brothers have been ported since they entered the forest near here on a deed hunt last day Planes which have flown over the area have found no trace of the pair Lieut H C Herrick of the state police said that 500 persons would renew the search on a broad scale tomorrow but expressed doubt that the brothers had survived the head and took temporary alimony ing cold which has settled down over instead the Adirondack f IN PALESTINE LONDON MacDonald Nov 24 secretary lor colonies and dominions told the house of commons today that he was ering proposals by the Jewish agency for increased Jewish gration Into Palestine MacDonald opened a debate on the government's abandonment of its plan for partitioning of Palestine at a moment when Germany's anti- Jewish campaign gave urgency to the problem of finding new I tot German Jews PUEBLO Colo Nov 24 Thanksgiving had full meaning day for six-year-old Lawrence Donald who has spent most of the past thirteen months tn an iron lung Stricken by Infantile paralysis October 8 1937 Lawrence has been In a hospital here since ther but today he was home having been fully discharged yesterday For the past three rence has only spent nights at the hospital in the iron lung His re- muscles have developed to point where he can now breathe without the mechanical respirator physicians said 350 Homes Cabins Are Destroyed Huge Acreage Of Watersheds Lost Families Forced to Flee To Escape Wind-Swept Flames During Night LOS ANGELES Nov 24 Two disastrous mountain fires in the Santa Monica and San Bernardino ranges were checked by a army of fighters today as damage exceeded and 12 000 acres of watershed lay ened 350 HOMES LOST One death was Indirectly to the Santa Monica blaze which scourged Topanga Santa Ynez Los Flores and yons after it kindled in tinder-dry brush yesterday Mrs Louis Silvers wife of music director of Twentieth film studio was found dead at home by the menacing nearness of flames during the night she apparently took an overdose of sleeping powder the coroner reported An inquest was ordered Burning some 8000 acres the greatest loss in the history of Loi Angeles county the conflagration destroyed 350 homes and cabins M it swept from the mountain to the Pacific strand across shers untouched by fire for a Families fled on foot Roads Jammed Capricious the flames spared Actor Richard Dix's estate and the community of Fernwood while encircling them in a fierce advance As Pacific Palisades the sive Santa Monica canyon area and Bel palatial movie colony homes were closely approached the fiery menace faltered at dawn ONE MAN ARRESTED The stables of the Riviera and Country Clubs had already been evacuated sector were the In the threatened homes of W C Fields Mary Astor Claudette Col- beri Joan Crawford and other screen celebrities Accused of starting the fire by dumping live coals from a stove in the belief they were dead a three year old ranch workman was held by Los Angeles fire department arson investigators He was fied as David Imet em- ployed on thp ranch in Santa Ynez canyon bordering panga Deputy Sheriff E H Carroll said Trewitt told of trying to stamp out the fire only to have it race over brush lands The destructiveness of fire near the Pacific was equalled if not ex- The garment Beaked with j by a m the mountains above San Bernardino sixty miles blood was identified by Associate Warden Edward C Miller as the one Lucas had on when he was cap- tured Defense lawyers ing Lucas was not involved in the killing of Cline claimed Lucas wore jacket No 224 and that if this et were produced it would contain a tear in the back made by barbed wire through which Lacas but would not be bloodstained Ind Nov 24 The marriage of George farm youth and Bertha M Deom forty-five year old well-to-do spinster stirred ment today in Leopold little soi em Indiana village of seven dred persons near here The couple got a wedding license at the county clerk's office day The parents gave written consent Two Turkeys on His Stomach Quite Enough for This Man east of Los Angels which razed the Arrowhead hotel as guests including the brothers of comedy fame reached safety CLUB DESTROYED The Las Casitas night club nearby and more than a score of mountain homes were destroyed the fire spreading out over acres gem of flame stretched down Water mai canyon while authorities 200 families from the north district of the city of San dino Ashes smoke and dust ered the region The blare witnesses said started at the very crest of of Strawberry Peak ate through timber and brush leaped the Rim of the World way and sped down the One thousand men conscripted from WPA lists and private feverishly worked on a break to stop the flames from ad- on heavily forested hear Lake Arrowhead The direction and force of winds today held the answer whether blase would be definitely controlled As the forest at Santa Monica and San Bernardino flared up suddenly yesterday it seemed as if a plague had struck Southern California A score of separate biases wen fought In Ventura county town of was lated for several noun by PHILADELPHIA Nov 24 Two policemen saw a man ambling along clutching his midriff What's the matter inquired one Yeah I'm awful Just then the man's overcoat opened and two turkeys tumbled out Too much Thanksgiving was of- diagnosis They to the station lor took San owe 400 i
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