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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - February 3, 1938, Joplin, Missouri THE WEATHER MISSOURI-Becoming gtnerally fair Thuwd&y, pracedsd by rain In sxtrsms southeast portion, somswhat colder; probably fair Friday. KAN8AJ3-Generally fair, colder In east and south portions Thunday; Friday probably fair with rlalng temperature. ARKANSAS-Mostly cloudy, colder In weft and north portion* Thursday! Friday partly oloudy, colder. , OKLAHOMA-Partly cloudy, oolder Thursday and Friday. Jnpltn ( ft* FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS BEFOBTS Inbe District Edition 1 1 VOL. XLII. NO. 152. PublloatlOD Office U1 East Fourth Street JOPUN, MISSOURI, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 3, 1938.-TEN PAGES. rubHihed Urery Morning Except Monday PRICE FIVE CENTS 2 CONTRACTS LET FOR FIRST GRAND RIVER DAM W01 Clearing of Ground to Permit Excavation for East Spillway Will Get Under Way Monday. TOWNS IN VICINITY HUM WITH ACTIVITY Housing and Employment Problems Are Acute With a Shortage of Office Quarters at Vinita. of VJnlta, Okla., Feb. . a.-UP)- Things started humming; In northeastern Oklahoma today as the Grand Klver Dam Authority awarded the first two contracts for the 120,000,000 project and prepared for the actual start of construction work next Monday. Acting swiftly in the wake of yesterday's 7 to 2 opinion of the state supreme court which found legislation for the dam valid, the authority awarded these contracts Excavation of the east spillway- M. E. Gillioz, Monett, Mo., $43,600, (Engineer's estimate $90,000.) Drilling to Cost $34,675. Core drilling on the rock saddle which will form the spillway-Sprague and Henwood, Scranton, Pa., $34,675. (Engineer's estimate $40,000.) "Men' will he at work Monday clearing the ground," said Gillioz. "Machinery will be there by Feb ruary 9." As the board took up financing arrangements and a score of other problems, W. R. Holway, chief engineer, said he was "shooting at May 1" as a date for advertising for bids on the main dam, a job which will cost around $8,000,000, The next contracts, Holway said probably will be these: I-'Relocation of six miles of the. K�, O. -and Gi railroad which will be inundated by the lake and construction of a four-mile spur line to the dam site. 2-Clearing of timber and shrubbery from all land to be inundated 3-Contracts on the main dam. Problems Are Acute. Housing and employment prob lems became acute. The authority, needing more room, was consider lng renting all available rooms in the Vinita city hall on the first and second floors and in the basement. Edward G. Burke, director the state employment service, failed to find quarters for an office here and it was said for the present hiring would be done at the dam site. The authority got ready to print this week the authorized $12,000, 000 bond issue. Funds will available in about a month after that land purchases begin. R. L. Davidson, general counsel for the authority, said it will be necessary to acquire title to 46,500 acres which will be inundated. An additional 9,500 acres must be acquired outright or the authority must purchase "flowage rights." ..At present $1,225,000 is allocated Jfor land purchases. ' Davidson said the authority hoped to be able to purchase land without condemnation suits. Lots at Ketchum Sold "Sight Unseen" Ketchum, Okla., Feb. 2.-UP)- "Land office business" was no joke today in this little town, four miles north of the Grand river dam site. "We're selling lots sight unseen from maps of an addition," said D, Z. Wade and G. F. Jones, real estate agents, perspiring in the rush of business following the favorable supreme court opinion. "We're too darn busy to give the names of the purchasers." "I started construction on 14 cabins today," said James Spence. "By tomorrow construction on about 50 buildings will have been started here." SENATE MAY VOTE FRIDAY ON SHELVING LYNCH BILL .Washington, Feb. 2.-UP)-Southern senators, filibustering against the anti-lynching bill, said tonight they might call for a vote Friday on shelving the measure. Opponents of the bill have held the senate floor almost continuously since the session started. Senator Bilbo, democrat, Mississippi, carrying on the filibuster today, asked proponents why they have not attempted to defend the measure and Senator Wagner, democrat, New York, a co-author, ^waid be would make an address to-morrow. The New Yorker is expected to uphold the measure's constitutionality. Senator Borah, republican, Idaho, is expected to follow Wagner with an argument that the bill is unconstitutional. be and can Quits German Cabinet WRIGHT WEEPS, COLLAPSES UNDER SHARP QUIZZING Prosecutor Hammers at Story of Airport Executive About Shooting of Wife and Kimmel. CROSS-EXAMINATION VIRTUALLY FINISHED Defendant Denies Keeping Company With Woman Dur-' ing Separation From Mate in 19S6. Field Marshal Werner von Blomberg (above), German war minister, resigned before going to Capri on his honeymoon, because, it was said in official circles, his marriage to Erika Grohn'on January 12 had displeased the officers' corps of the army. Von Blomberg is 59, his bride 28. ING SLATED FOR WAR POST HITLER EXPECTED TO NAME NO. 2 NAZI LEADER TO SUCCEED VON BLOMBERG. Berlin, Feb. 2.-(JP)-Colonel General Hermann -Wilhelm Goerlng, number two nazi leader, stood out tonight as the expected successor to Marshal Wernei* von Blomberg as minister of war. The cabinet held a three-hour session during the early evening, hut no announcement was made. Von Blomberg was said by a reliable informant to have resigned Friday before leaving for a honoy-moon with his 28-year-old bride, the former Erika Gruhn. Two in Seclusion. (The Von Blombergs have been in seclusion on the isle of Capri near Naples.) The ultimate fate of the 59-year-old marshal assumed secondary importance in many minds as rumors spread that. Goering was planning "a cleanup" ifand when the armed forces were placed under his command. Rightly or wrongly these rumors caused apprehension in three quarters-among industrialists unfriendly to Goerlng's four-year plan for economic self-sufficiency, among certain monarchist groups and among certain nazis prominently identified with projects which Goering reportedly thinks should be investigated. Von Blomberg resigned, informed sources said, after representatives of the army officers' corps insisted his marriage was socially "im possible." v Chancellor Adolf Hitler, who was one of the witnesses at the secret wedding January 12, was said to have become convinced that the officers' view was justified. Frau Von Blomberg is a carpenter's daughter. May Not Return. Private comment of highly placed officials said Von Blomberg was not expected to return to Germany. Colonel General Werner von Fritsch, commander-in-chief of the reichswehr, who was said to have acted as spokesman for the army in suggesting the marshal's resignation, also has quit, t�ut Hitler has not yet acted on his resignation. Some Germans referred to Von Blomberg's quitting as another "Wallis Simpson affair," likening his resignation to the abdication of former King Edward VIH of England. They said that the war minister, realizing the opposition to his marriage, remarked: "Well, I love her, and I would rather give up my job than leave her." The reichsfuehrer has decided, according to informed sources, to grant Goering his pet wish and add the highest military position to the many posts he already held. One of the main arguments in favor of the 45-year-old, burly number two nazi, it was said, was the fact that as head of the four-year plan he already had Germany's economic life under his thumb, and by placing him at the head of the army his position would be strengthened in making the country secure against all international eventualities. - Among the posts now held by Goering are minister of aviation, premier of Prussia and dictator of foreign exchange and raw materials. Los Angeles, Feb. 2.-UP)-Prosecutor Ernest Roll drove Paul A. Wright, slender former airport president, into a state of collapse today at his trial on charges of murdering his wife and friend, John Kimmel. In a badgering, hair-splitting cross-examination, Roll hauled Wright again and again over details of his story that he shot Mrs Wright and Kimmel upon finding them at 4 a. m. on a grand piano bench at the Wright home, embracing under unusual circumstances. Wright collapsed once this afternoon and, unable to continue, had a bailiff vigorously chafe and rub his pale hands. A special recess was called and he was assisted from the stand. Pale as Session Ends. Returning 15 minutes later, he wept and sobbed at several points, By the regular afternoon recess .he was again near collapse, and was led from the courtroom. At the end of the session, he seemed to have regained his composure, but he was pale and taut Roll asked questions in terms of split-seconds distance by feet. Then he would rephrase and ask them again. Roll hammered at Wright- to say just how far he had advanced into the living room when, as he once expressed it to Wright, "you saw what you say you-saw." "I don't know," Wright replied in a sobbing, agonized voice, "but I saw what I saw." The prosecution theory is that several seconds elapsed between Wright's first sight of the scene and the time he shot his victims-and that the slayings, therefore, were premeditated. Roll confronted Wright with his statement to Glendale police saying, "I shot, shot, shot-everything that was in me." Wright said he did not recall making this declaration, and finally insisted: "I have no consciousness of the shooting at all." Another Woman Mentioned. Roll virtually completed his cross-examination. Giesler will' start redirect -examination tomorrow. Just before today's session ended, Roll asked Wright if he had not escorted a Mrs. Barbara Allen about at various times, taking her to dinner. Wright said he knew no one by that name. Roll asked if he had been out with women other than Mrs. Wright during the couple's two months' separation in 1936. "Perhaps some of our friends," Wright said. Earlier, discussing the actual shooting scene, Roll asked Wright if the noise of the first shot he fired didn't bring him to his senses. Wright said he didn't know; that he had no knowledge of firing the first shot. "You don't know if you picked up any shells?" "No." "Do you know if you disarranged their clothing?" "I don't know." "After this happened, did you turn the lights on?" "I remember trying to pull myself together. I went to the tele phone and said: 'Give me the police'." Roll showed Wright the statement he made to police which said: "They looked up and smiled and kissed again. All I could think of was to destroy that vision." Says Everything Went Blank. "Did you think of destroying that vision?" he asked. Wright answered that what he saw felt "no emotion-everything went blank." "Well, was that statement about you attempting to destroy that vision true?" "No," and Wright hesitated, "I don't know. I was trying to piece things together." "When you saw them you thought there was something un natural there?" "Well, I guess so; I don't know." When court was resumed late today after the 15-minute recess oe casioned by Wright's first collapse Prosecutor Roll immediately began to hammer away on the scene in the living room as Wright had pictured it. Wright wept violently, but Roll kept on, doggedly. "You say they wer.e seated on NOTED ITALIAN FLIER PLUNGES INT0-SEA Captain Mario Stoppanl Rescued by German Plane-Four Companions Are Killed. Natal, Brazil, Feb. 2.-OP)-Captain Mario Stoppanl, noted Italian flier, was injured and the four members of his crew were killed today when the transatlantic seaplane he was piloting fell into the sea. and burned. Stoppanl, claimant of the world distance record for seaplanes, was rescued by & German plane which rushed to the scene, 50 miles off the coast, and found him clinging to a floater which was torn off the blazing wreckage Aeronautical experts said the disaster was caused when gasoline spilled in the sea to aid the plane in landing, caught fire. Stoppanl had turned back toward Natal when the plane, en route to Cadiz, Spain, had developed engine trouble several hundred miles at sea. The four dead were Captain Enrico Comanl and Captain Mario Viola, both veterans of the Italian campaign in Ethiopia, Sergeant Jarla and Mechanic Paglianl. SMALL BUSINESS MEN IN UPROAR AT CONFERENCE Hundreds Clamor for Floor to Tell What They Think Should Be Done to End Recession. MEETING IS DIVIDED INTO 10 STUDY GROUPS ELLIOTT RENAMED HEAD OF SCHOOLS CHOSEN UNANIMOUSLY TO SERVE NINTH YEAR AS SUPERINTENDENT. Delegates Apparently Are Agreed That More Capital Is Needed by Little Firms. E. A. Elliott was re-elected superintendent of schools by unanimous vote of the board of education at a meeting yesterday afternoon at the administration building. He will serve as executive head of the pub-lio school system here for the ninth consecutive year. Action on approving a plan for an expanded junior college for the 1938-39 term was deferred, pending a further study of finances. S. A Harris, president, said that a meeting would be called later In the week or early next week to formulate a definite program. Financial Report Given. "We are all agreed," he said, "that the junior college is too good a thing for the school system and the community to let it drop. But just how far we can go next year remains to be seen." Elliott submitted a financial report to the board which showed that tax receipts for the teachers' fund, the incidental fund and the building fund all showed an increase as of January 31, 1938, over the corresponding period of the 1936-37 term. However, he pointed out that these gains are offset by increased expenditures in the first two classifications. With an increased expenditure of $19,469.22, the teachers' fund shows a gain in receipts of $3,388.59. The Increased expenditure in the incidental fund is $6,711.48, with a gain of $3,350.19. In the building fund, the expenditures are $1,906.85 less while the income is $1,448.48 higher. Miscellaneous bills totaling $5,959.53 and labor bills totaling $23 were allowed. .............. r/V The engagement of MILLIONS READY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF POWER PLANTS Iokes Will Begin Pouring Out Money Next Week to Carry Forward Municipal Eleo-trio Program. 21 STATES EVENTUALLY WILL GET $146,000,000 Peggy �(Continued on page 2) HARRISON, ARK,. POLICE CHIEF GRANTED CLEMENCY Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 2.-UP)- Executive elemene today relieved Police Chief Sam Mankins of Harrison from serving a one-minute jail sentence and paying a $50 fine for aggravated assault on John Tomlinson of Harrison. Tomlinson charged police beat him with pistols after he went to the aid of an intoxicated man the officers were trying to arrest. aMn-kins pleaded innocent, appeled to circuit court and was again convicted and given the same sentence, CAR'S GAS TANK YIELDS $503 IN SILVER COINS Gainesville, Ga, Feb. 1.-OP)- Pete Sherlock, jr., of Atlanta, recently turned in his 1936 model automobile on a new car. Before driving away he had mechanics pull the tank from the old one. They, inverted it over a bucket and out poured $503.75 in silver dollars, halves and quarters. "A gas tank makes a great bank," Sherlock said. "It's easy to put the money in but plenty hard to get it out." HOURLY TEMPERATURES Temperatures climbed to 52 degrees late yesterday afternoon, the highest since last Friday afternoon. Minimum temperature was 44 degrees throughout most of the morning. Hourly temperatures: 1 a. m...........40| 1 p. m. 2 a. m...........44| 2 p. m 3 a. m...........441 3 p. m. 4 a. m...........44| 4 p. 5 a. m...........441 5 p. 6 a. m...........441 6 p. 7 a. m...........441 7 p. 8 a. ni...........44| 8 p. 9 a. in...........45| 9 p 10 a. m...........46110 p. 11 a. m.....,.....49(11 p. m. m. m., m.. m. m. m. Washington, Feb. 2. - iJP) - A thousand "little business men," each with a speech to make, met today to tell the Roosevelt administration how to end the recession, and all tried to talk at once. Quickly they demonstrated that they had come to Washington to be heard and not to listen. The result was tumult-scores seeking recogni tlon, a dozen hands on the standard of the microphone. The scene rivalled the more frenzied moments of a national political convention. It was, manifestly, impossible to proceed, so Secretary of Commerce Roper seized the gavel, stilled the clamor somewhat, and dispersed the meeting into 10 study groups, where the effort to make many speeches at the same moment merrily continued. Group In Deadly Earnest. But individually, as interviews disclosed, the little business men were in deadly earnest Each had his own ideas of what should be done, some had laboriously surveyed the opinion of their neighbors. Most were mystified as to '"why I was invited to come here, why they picked me out," and many were equally at a loss to know why they found solicitous messages from their senators and congressmen waiting for them in their hotel rooms. So many and so varied were the ideas they brought, that the day produced no noticeable crystaliza-tlon of sentiment on any one point, unless it was that little business needs more capital and that, vaguely, some method must be provided to satisfy that need. A subject was assigned to each study group and the'delegates were left free to select the group they wished to join. The largest number flocked to the meeting on "loans for small business,' and promptly fell into a confusion of argument as to whether the word-l ing of the topic should not be changed to "capital for small business." Big Crowd Attends. A big crowd turned up for the meeting on trade practices and "miscellaneous subjects" drew well also. At another meeting four earnest gentlemen sat a table, surrounded by the flags of all nations, discussing "development and location of small industries." Some delegates conscientiously made the rounds of all the groups, which kept them pounding the marble corridors of tb9 commerce department building for hours. The plan is that each group shall bnr.g its recommendations to a goaeral meeting of the conference tomorrow. Judging by today's meeting, observers looked forward to another tumultuous session. Then, a group of 10 is to be selected to carry the recommendations to the president. Factions were already forming today over the question of who the 10 should be; vehement anti-new dealers thunderously asserted that the committee Bhould not be "packed." The general session was held in the auditorium of the commerce department were, four years and more ago, hearing on many N. R. A. codes were conducted. Today's gathering reminded many of those hearings, with the exception that the meticulous attire of the big business executives who attended the hearings was not duplicated, The clothing of the "little business men" featured fully as many wrinkles as it did creases. Roper Welcomes Delegates, The meeting began with an address of welcome from Secretary Roper, who said it was "important that the procedure of this conference shall be such as to afford you full opportunity to present your facts," and hoped "that your pro ceedings will enable the president to get the picture of the situation as you see it and as you would like to have it presented." Assistant Secretary Draper pre scnted the temporary chairman of the conference, Fred Roth, a Cleveland, O., shoe man. Roth said he "felt rather jittery, somewhat like the condition of the country at the present time." His "jitters" would soon vanish, he added, and he hoped that the "jitters of the nation" would disappear when the conference was over. An unidentified man entered a motion that Roth be made perma- Sykes (left), pretty New York society girl, to Walter P. Chrysler, jr., (right), heir to a motor car fortune, was announced by the bride's mother, Mrs. Walter H. Sykes. _ JAPANESE ARMY CAPTURES PENPGU CHINESE ROUTED IN TERRIFIC BATTLE SOUTH OF VITAL RAIL JUNCTION. DRY SPELL WINS YOUTH BRIDE, 70 FALL IN RIVER SEPARATING HOMES LED FARMER, 22, TO WOO NURSE. Shanghai, Feb. 8.-(Thursday)- UP)-Japanese said today they captured Pengpu in a terrlfio battle along the Tientsin-Pukow railway 90 miles south of their central China objective-the vital rail junction at Suchow. Dispatches from the Japanese expeditionary force, which for weeks has been fighting slowly northward from Nanking, asserted the stubborn Chinese defense south of the Hwal river had collapsed and the retreat of Chinese forces was assuming the nature of a rout. New Defense Line Sought. The Chinese neither admitted nor denied the Japanese victory-reports, but said severe fighting was going on south of Pengpu, the strategic Anhwel province trading city on the Tientsin-Pukow railroad near the Hwal river. Japanese reports said the Chinese were driven back to the north bank of the Hwal river and were trying to establish a new defense line there to halt the Japanese advance. Thousands of fresh troops were rushed southward from the Suchow area to bolster these defenses. The Chinese blew up the railroad bridge south of Pengpu. Japanese reports said Pengpu was stormed and occupied immediately after two other towns in that area-Fengyang and Tingyuan -were captured. Reports indicated casualties were high on both sides. It was said that 600 Japanese were killed in a single, sharp engagement. The weather was bitterly cold, with snow falling intermittently. About 90 miles north of Suchow another Japanese field army was reported driven back by the hard-fighting Chinese. The Chinese said their reorganized air force was actively opposing Japanese airmen In continual raids throughout the war zone. Last of Injunctions That Held Up PWA Loans and Grants Soon Will Be Dissolved by Courts. Noon ,1.....i9|Mldnlght ,.......60 Farmlngton, Conn., Feb. 2.-UP) The romance of Miss Henrietta Ple-per, 70-year-old practical nurse, and John J. Lorencik, 22-year-old farmer, begun when a river separating their homes ran low during a dry spell, will culminate in marriage soon. After they applied at the town clerk's office for a license, Lorencik said the ceremony would take place about the middle of this month. Miss Pieper owns a cottage on the north bank of the Farmlngton river Lorencik lives and works on his father's farm on the south bank. Both Fond of Swimming. Both are. fond of -swimming and boating, Lorenick said, but they did not become acquainted until the summer of 1936 when the river became exceptionally low and the only place they could enjoy their sport was in the middle of the stream. Lorencik said his father approved of the marriage, but that some of his friends believed he should not marry a woman-48 years his senior. "They said she was too old for me to marry, that I ought to find someone nearer my age," he said. "Well, I know lots of that kind of girls and what would I have? Someone who has me out all night until three in the morning running around." It will be the first marriage for each. Miss Pieper, who came to the United States from Stockholm, Sweden, as a young girl, declined to discuss the romance. FRANCO TO RELEASE U. S. SHIP AND CREW Spanish Insurgents to Unload Cargo of Oil Originally Destined for Loyalists. ATTEMPTS TO SALVAGE NIAGARA SPAN ABND0NED Washington, Feb. 2.-UP)-The United States received assurances today from the Spanish insurgent government that the American tanker Nantucket Chief, seized by insurgent warships January 17, would be released and its American crew set free. General Francisco Franco Informed Secretary Hull that the ship has left Falma, Island of Majorca, where it has been kept since its capture, for the Spanish Insurgent mainland. After its cargo of Russian oil has been unloaded (it was originally destined for the Spanish loyalists at Barcelona) the ship and crew of 30 Americans will be freed. The state department disclosed that Captain J. E. Lewis of the Nantucket Chief, who has been in prison at Falma since January 26, will be released within a few days. The tanker was carrying petroleum from the Russian Black sea port of Tuapse to Barcelona under charter to the Spanish petroleum monopoly. The Nantucket Chief is of American registry, belonging to the Nantucket Chief Steamship Company, a Delaware corporation. Niagara Falls, N. Y., Feb. 2- UP) -Salvage attempts on fallen "honeymoon bridge" were abandoned today and the famous span was left to the mercy of the worst ice jam in 30 years. A Buffalo junkman, who last night announced he would attempt to salvage the span, crawled out on the ice today to inspect the jumbled girders and then announced salvage would be "to expensive and too dangerous." In Canada, Premier Mitchell Rep-burn of Ontario, announced an ap plication was being made to the federal government to construct a new bridge across Niagara gorge below the falls. Washington, Feb. 2.-(/P)-The government will start pouring out millions of dollars next week on its long-delayed municipal power program. PWA Administrator Ickes announced today the first $1,000,000 of PWA grants would go forward , in a single voucher to Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday as an initial federal contribution to the city's mammoth electrical distribution system. Thereafter, in rapid succession, he said, publla works administration loans and grants on 61 public power projects in 21 states would put a total of $146,917,808 to work producing one man-hour of labor for each dollar spent. Projects Held Up. The projects, involving $61,225,544 of PWA loans, $38,412,408 of out-right grants and certain expenditures by communities, have been held up from one to three years by litigation. On January 3, a supreme court decision in a test case declared the program constitutional. In a very short time, officials said, the few remaining injunctions obtained by private power companies against the. use of PWA funds-will be dissolved in the lower courts. ' Until - now the government has been .Unable to release either loans or grants, and most projects either were dropped temporarily or negotiations begun for publio purchase of xlsting private power facilities. Officials forecast a rapid demand for advance installments on grants and boom business in . PWA loans on municipal bonds to start construction. A Major Project. Meanwhile, they said, the $6,872,-000 Memphis plant will become the government's major construction project next summer. It has been under construction one year, financed by a local bond issue. After the restraining order was dismissed PWA decided to give the city the sum originally arranged. The million-dollar voucher, officials. said, was first payment on a $3,092,000 grant. The plant's power distribution lines will parallel those of the Memphis Power and Light Company, a subsidiary of the Electrlo Bond and Share Corporation. It will .distribute power generated by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Authorities estimated that when the national program is underway it will provide 146,917,808 man-hours of work at construction sites and create "behind the lines," in private industry, 4% man-hours of employment in the manufacture and distribution of materials for each one hour on the project itself. PAULETTE GODDARD SIGNS STUDIO CONTRACT Hollywood, Calif., Feb. 2.-(/P)- Paulette Goddard, variously re ported as the fiancee or wife of Charles Chaplin, signed a long term contract today with the David O, Selznick studio. The salary was not disclosed and the studio said that, although several stories were being considered for her, none had bten selected. It said she would be tested for a role in "Gone With the Wind," presumably that of Scarlett O'Hara. Miss Goddard, under contract to Chaplin for two years, appeared in only one Chaplin film, "Modern Times." ARMIES ARE DEADLOCKED ON THE TERVEL FRONT (Continued on page 2) Firemen Called Twice. Firemen answered two alarms yesterday, both shortly after noon. They were called to the home of Gunge Collins, 530 Porter avenue, where a furnace had started to smoke. The second alarm was to a blaze in a coal shed at the, home of Etta Burress, 617 Byers ^'emie. Is. Hendaye, France (At the Spanish Frontier), Feb. 2.-UP)-Deadlocked on the Teruel front in eastern Spain and north of Cordoba in the south Spain government and insurgent armies today searched for openings in their enemy's lines. The government announced the capture of the summit of Cullado Espina on the Somosierra front. Reports from Madrid said that city was shelled intermittently for six hours by.insurgents tonight, but no casualties were reported. Government artillery answered the fire. GABLE'S ACCUSER PUT ON DEPORTATION TRAIN Los Angeles, Feb. 2.-UP)-Mrs. Violet Wells Norton, who served seven months in jail after she had claimed in federal court that Clark Gable was the father of her daughter, left today aboard"a deportation train for Canada. She said she planned to go on the stage with "lectures and such," explaining a "man called me from New York while I was in jail and made me the offer." Convicted of using the mails to defraud and sentenced to a year in jail, Mrs. Norton carried her case to the appellate court and won a reversal. kH Gwendoline, 14, the girl Mrs. Norton claimed was born to her and the actor in England, is in a private school here. She had de^ manded Gable support her. Gable, proved he was working in a Pacific coast lumber camp at the time Mrs. Norton said he was In England. FOREIGN RELATIONS POST GOES TO BARKLEY Washington, Feb. 2.-MP)-The senate placed democratio leadeiv Barkley of Kentucky on Its prized,, foreign relations committee today to fill the vacancy left by the death; of Senator Robinson, democrat, � Arkansas. * Car Jack Is Stolen. H. R. Higgins, 2330 Jackson aVe� , nue, reported to police yesterday that a large car jack had fas*, stolen from him, K 71 74
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