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   Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - June 7, 1938, Joplin, Missouri                                THE WEATHER MISSOURI-Partly cloudy in northwest, thunderstorm! to �ftit and south portions, much cooler Tuesday; Wednesday fcir, somewhat warmer In northwest portion. KANSA.B-Partly cloudy and cooler Tuesday; Wednuday fair and warmer, except showers In west portion in afternoon. ARKANSAS-Cloudy, local thundershowers, cooler In north and central portions Tuesday; Wednesday partly cloudy, local thundershowers in east portion, cooler in southeast portion. OKLAHOMA-Local thundershowers, cooler Tuesday; Wednesday generally fair. dfnpltn FULL ASSOCIATE ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS District Edition VOL. XLII. NO. 258. Publication Office 117 Bast Fourth Street JOPLIN, MISSOURI, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 1938.-TEN PAGES. Published Every Morning Except Monday PRICE FIVE CENTS BANQUET AND BALL HELD IN HONOR OF Karl M. Sorrick of Jackson, Mich., and Tom Collins of Kansas City Are the Speakers. CONVENTION ADOPTS REORGANIZATION PLAN Offices of Directors Abolished and Deputy District Governors Will Be Designated. *-v, V A full day of activity for more than 400 members of Lions clubs and Ladles of Lions attending the 1938 state convention here, ended last night with a governor's banquet at the Scottish Rite temple and governors' ball on the Connor hotel roof. Speakers at the banquet were Karl M. Sorrick of Jackson, Mich., third vice president of Lions International, and Tom Collins, Sunday editor of the Kansas City Journal-Post. The Rev. D. C. Jensen of \ Lexington, governor of district 26-, B, acted as toastmaster. A floor show was held in connection with the ball, and there was bridge for those who desired in the Empire ballroom. Paul C. Jones of Kennett Is governor of district 26-A. To Form Cabinets. Most important action taken by delegates at yesterday afternoon's business session was adoption of the district governors' reorganization plan, which provides that the offices of directors be abolished j and deputy district governors sub-latituted in their stead. Under the new plan, there will be five deputy district governors elected from district 26-A and four from district 26-B of the state. Hereafter, the deputy district governors, the past district governor* and the district governor in each district will form the district governor's cabinet, supplanting the former board of directors organization. Each district governor will have the power to create zones, none chairmen to be members of his advisory committee. The plan was presented to the dalegates by Bruce Snow of Ferguson. Work of the blind committee of Missouri Lions clubs was outlined to the delegates at the afternoon session by Dr. Herbert Dickson of St. Louis, chairman, albng with various recommendations. Activities Proposed. Edward Murphy of Carondelet presented to delegates recommendations of the local activities committee, which included sponsorship of new clubs, civic improvements, recreational facilities for children, beautification work, Christmas decoration contests, safety programs, child welfare work, boys and girls work, band and orchestra development and work for the blind. Recommendations for major activities for clubs, presented by Dr. Paul Wendt of North St. Louis, included work among blind persons and care of undernourished children. The recommendations also included sponsorship of other .charitable work and development such organizations as 4-H clubs, Boy and Girl Scout troops and bands and orchestras. The committee's further recommendations included assistance for crippled children, and the development of playgrounds and swimming pools. District Governor Jones presided at the afternoon session, and both he and District Governor Jensen gave their official reports of work accomplished in their districts during the year. An invitation   to hold   the 193'j state   convention in   Excelsior Springs was submitted to the dele gates by Warren McDermott of the club there. Baseball Game Held. Late yesterday afternoon the del egates attended a baseball game be tween teams  of the   Gabby Street Baseball League at Miners park. In an address yesterday morning at the opening session of the convention, Mr. Sorrick extended greet ings of the international organiza tion and declared "Lionism is in a healthier condition than ever be fore." -N,! In his address Mr. Sorrick compared work in Lions clubs to a golf game. He spoke of the "driving power of enthusiasm as one of nec . essary elements;" warned against "misdirected energy" and "traps," and urged a closer co-operation and "respect for the other fellow's viewpoint." He compared proper use of a mashie to development of social activities, and careful putting to budgetary control. International officers he classed as "profession Sis," who "stand ready to aid us ubs in improving our game." The opening session was held in the Empire ballroom at the Connor hotel, with the Rev. D. C. Jensen of Lexington, governor of District 26-B, presiding. A feature of the morning's pro- BRITISH AIR RAID PROPOSAL STUDIED United States Asked to Join in International Inquiry Into Bombings in Spain. Washington, June 6.--UP)-Secretary of State Hull said today he was examining every phase of the British proposal that the United States join in an international investigation of aerial bombings in Spain. The proposal was communicated to the state department by British Ambassador Sir Ronald Lindsay, in an Interview with Undersecre-ary Sumner Welles. Lindsay suggested that this government agree to be represented on an international investigating committee. After studying the proposal, state department officials decided to ask Great Britain for further details. The continued Japanese bombirt? of Canton, China, shared Interest here with the British proposal. There are 340 Americans listed in state department records as living in the Canton consular area. No word has been received by the department to indicate that any of these Americans has been killed or injured. (Continued on page 2) HEAVY RAIN FALLS OVER JOPLIN AREA MORE   THAN  HALF-INCH  RECORDER HERE-ELECTRICAL STORMS GENERAL. Electrical storms and heavy rains were general over the Joplin area last night. More than a half-inch of rain fell in Joplin in two hours starting at 9 o'clock. Temperatures tumbled 15 degrees when the storm struck, dropping from 83 at 8 o'clock to 68 at 9 o'clock. Rainfall measured .55 of an inch at 11 o'clock. Cities and towns over the southwest part of the state and southeastern Kansas reported similar thunderstorms. There was no damage reported. Continued thunderstorms and cooler weather was forecast for today. Temperatures here yesterday rose to a high of 87 degrees. Sunday's high was 87 and low 63. A year ago yesterday the maximum was 75 and the minimum 58. Hourly temperatures: 1 a. m..........74| 1 p.  m..........85 2 a. m..........74| 2 p. m..........86 3 a.  m..........73| 3 p. m..........86 4 a. m..........72| 4 p. m..........86 5 a.  m..........71| 5 p.  m..........87 6 a.  m..........72| 6 p. m..........85 7 a.  m..........72| 7 p. m..........84 8 a.  m..........76| 8 p. m..........83 9 a. m..........78| 9 p. m..........68 10 a. m..........80110 p.  m..........68 11 a. ra..........82|11 p.  ra..........68 Noon  ............83|Mldntght  .........67 JAP AIR RAIDERS KILL AND WOUND 1,500 AT CANTON More Than 1,000 Buildings Destroyed or Damaged- Rescue Workers Search Ruins for Victims. HOSPITAL IS STRUCK; FRENCHMAN WOUNDED Droves of Planes Take Part in Two Heavy Attacks- Casualties Raise Toll to 6,000. Rain and Gale Hit Kansas City. Kansas City, June 6.- UP) -A rain-laden gale whipped Greater Kansas City early tonight, uprooting and breaking down hundreds of trees and flooding numerous streets in the southwest residential area. The gale reached a height of 57 miles an hour at one time and precipitation totaled one inch. Radio Tower Blown Down. A radio tower of station KMBC, southwest   of   Kansas   City,   was blown down. Fallen trees and other debris hampered the run-off of the heavy downpour and, as a result, many streets were flooded. Automobiles were almost submerged in some high water sections. Water lapped at the porches of several homes. Traffic on numerous boulevards was jammed for more than an hour. Heavy Rain at Blackwell, Okla. Blackwell, Okla., June 6.-UP)- High wind, accompanied by hail and heavy rain, struck here tonight, tearing down several power lines and causing some property damage. The roof of a section of furnace olock at the Blackwell Zinc Company plant was blown in. Streets were littered with limbs. An estimated inch of rain fell in one hour. 84 KILLED, 300 WOUNDED IN AIR RAIDS IN SPAIN Alicante, Spain, June 6.-(ff)- Insurgent air raiders swept down the Mediterranean coast today, leaving at least 84 dead and 300 wounded. Result of the swift aerial attacks was: Alicante-30 dead, 118 injured. Valencia-17 dead, many injured. Segorbe-12 dead, 30 injured. Small coastal villages--25 dead, approximately 100 injured. Insurgent and Spanish government armies were locked in a stalemate along the eastern fronts, while the insurgent airmen sallied behind the government's sternly defended lines. Alicante's dead included three British seamen aboard the British freighter when it was struck and set afire. Canton, China, June 6.-(/P)-Japanese air raids killed or wounded an estimated 1,500 persons today in two heavy raids on Canton. Chinese officials feared the toll might be even higher as rescue workers searched the ruins of more than 1,000 buildings destroyed or damaged. Today's attacks raissd to 6,000 the estimated toll of casualties in this city since the current terles of raids began May 28. More than 100 bombs fell on the metropolis as the warplanes swept over literally In droves in one attack at 8:30 a. m., and another two hours later. Hospital Is Hit. One side of the French-owned Doumer hospital on the river front was blown out. A French military surgeon was wounded slightly, two Chinese patients killed and seven injured. The hospital was struck as the raiders attempted to bomb the Pearl river bridge. (Charles Arsene Henry, French ambassador to Tokyo, protested to the Japanese government.) A. P. Blunt, the British consul general, telephoned a protest to the Japanese consul in Hongkong against the flight of the warplanes over the international quarter on Shameen island. The Japanese consul said he would relay the protest to Tokyo and was reported to have added: "I for one am most sorry that our people flew over Shameen. They will have to be more careful in the future." Principal Objectives. Government buildings, railway stations, electric power plants and the Pearl river bridge apparently were the principal objectives >i the fliers The Japanese have been attempting since last year to destroy the transportation facilities and end Canton's importance as the gateway for war supplies from abroad. Casualties were especially heavy along the waterfront where bombs struck amid tightly packed house boats. A. T. Hull of Hampton, Va., a newsreel cameraman, was stunned while filming rescue work. Edward H. Lockwood of Indiana, Y. M. C. A. secretary, narrowly escaped injury. A fire caused by a short circuit raged for four hours in a power plant, disrupting the city's current (Hongkong reported refugees continued to stream in there. The Rt. Rev. Ronald O. Hall, Anglican bishop of Victoria, Hongkong, left for Canton to attempt to arrange for establishment of a neutral zone near Maco.) Bombs On University. Eight bombs fell on Sun Yet Sen university, destroying nearly all classroooms. In the Hankow area municipal and military authorities, preparing against possible renewal of Japa-nese air raids, pushed a campaign to evacuate danger points. Civilians are being urged to leave zones in the three adjoining cities of Hankow, Wuchang and Hanyang which would be the most likely targets for bombs. At Shanghai, Japanese reported tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers and civilians were fleeing from the Chengchow area ahead of the Japanese driving west along the Lunghai railway. A Chinese spokesman asserted Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek's troops did not intend to fight a decisive battle on the level plains of Honan because they did not possess sufficient mechanized equipment Chinese authorities admitted the Japanese had reached Kaifeng, but insisted the Chinese rear guard was engaging the enemy on the city's outskirts. fatigued? Try Inter-State Coffee 1-Adv. BYON SPENCER ELECTED HEAD OF M. U. ALUMNI Columbia, Mo., June 6.-W)-Byron Spencer, Kansas City, was elected president of the University of Missouri Alumni Association here today. Other officers chosen included Allen Oliver, Cape Girardeau, first vice president; Samuel 'Utz, St Joseph, second vice president; Ar-thur Allen, Springfield, third vice president; Hartley Banks, Columbia, treasurer, and Robert Hill, Co lumbia, secretary. Gillette Casts Ballot BILL FILIBUSTER Senate Foes of Measure Announce Opposition to Compromise  That  Had Gained Support. STAND MAY BLOCK ADJOURNMENT PLANS Leaders Had Hoped to Dispose of Issue Quickly and Wind Up Work of Session by Saturday. Senator Guy Gillette is shown leaving a voting booth at Cherokee, la., after casting his ballot in the democratic primary. He is opposed for the democratic senatorial nomination by Representative Otha Wearin. CLEVELAND FOOD DOLES MAY STOP MAYOR   PREDICTS   RELIEF STATIONS TOL CLOSE UNLESS STATE VOTES FUNDS. ERUPTING VOLCANO STRIKES TERROR Washington, June 6. - UP) - A tacit warning by a group of southern senators they would filibuster against a new wage-hour proposal worried congressional leaders tonight. The leaders had hoped to dispose of the complex question quickly, and adjourn by Saturday, but it appeared doubtful whether their hopes would materialize. BeCore the southerners spoke, the wage-hour proposal, which was offered as a compromise, had appeared likely to break the HOT ASHES FALL ON PHILIPPINE   TOWNS-INHABITANTS FLEE TO SAFETY. Senator Gillette Jumps Into Early Lead in Iowa Race TWO HELD IN CASH KIDNAPING RELEASED B'athcr of Boy Reopens Filling Station as Hopes For Solution of Abduction Fades. He Receives 4,252 Votes In 171 Precincts Against 2,517 for Wearin, Backed by New Deal. Cleveland, June 6.-(/P)-Mayor Harold H. Burton forecast tonight a complete shutdown of all Cleveland relief offices by the end of this week unless the legislature pumps state funds into this northern Ohio industrial sector. "The situation is very serious and will require action by the legislature this week," Burton informed Governor Martin L. Davey, here to address a convention. "We are doing all we can," Davey replied. 75.000 on Direct Relief. Both Burton and Clark L. Mock, city relief commissioner, reported increased tension among the city's 75,000 direct relief recipients. Clove-land was doling out emergency food orders which Mock said would expire in "two or three days." "The visiting nurse association prevented one case of actual starvation," Mock said. For two months, Cleveland's relief orders have been on a hand to-mouth basis and state funds have become exhausted. The legislature has made no appropriations since its special relief session started May 16. W. H. Cameron, acting county WPA director, reported the federal government had stepped in to shoulder the entire burden of financing several street and park projects as exhaustion of available city funds threatened continuance of the projects. Some 65,000 workers, representing about 195,000 dependents, are on county WPA projects. Manila, June 6.-OP)-Hot ashes from the erupting Mayon volcano fell tonight upon towns in Albay province, sending terrified inhabitants in headlong flight to safety. Flames and smoke belched from the 7,900-foot peak and rocks were hurled high in a brilliant display. Earthquakes shook the region. Streams of lava flowed down the mountain's steep slopes as the eruption, which began Friday, continued with unabated fury. Fearful of repetition of the disaster of 1814, in which the volcano buried a village and killed 1,200 people, Philippine soldiers and police were ready to lend all possible aid. GREAT PHARMACY STUDENT BURIED IN NEW YORK 20 Burned to Death. Manila, June 6.-UP)-More than twenty persons burned to death today when lightning struck two adjoining houses in which a wedding party was in progress in the village of Malamec, La Union province. Many were Injured. Seeks Cedillo New York, June 6.-UP)-Long Island university's greatest pharmacy student was buried today, four days after he was graduated and a month after he predicted his own death. He was Charles Bertram Lucks, 21 years old last Friday. A month ago, working at his laboratory desk in the Brooklyn college of pharmacy of the university, he took a count of his blood under his microscope and discovered he had acute myoplastic leukemia, a virtually incurable condition. Last Wednesday, at the college commencement exercises, he received his bachelor of science degree and the H. B. Smith memorial prize of $100 for the highest grades of any student in the four-year course. His average grade was the highest in the history of the college. On Friday, his birthday, Lucks suddenly collapsed in a coma. He died Saturday. DAVIS NOT TO WITHDRAW FfOM SENATORIAL RACE St. Louis, June 6- (/P)-Joseph T. Davis, St. Louis attorney, toaay charged that a report he would withdraw his candidacy for the democratic nomination for United States senator was "unauthorized and. a lot cf bunk." The candidate, who asserted he did not intend to get out of the race, said he heard the reports when lie was in Jefferson City Saturday a::d later from Kansas City. "I've tried to run down tno report," Davis said, "but like most political rumors, you just can't find out where they originate. There are some, I know, who would like to see me withdraw." From the look of General Lucas Gonzalez (above), new commander of the military zone at San Luis Potosi, Mexico, anybody with revolt in mind will think twice. Gonzalez's big job now is mopping up the state after the short-lived revolt of General Saturnino Cedillo, whora General Gonzalez is hunting. Farm Turning Into a Hole. Mutual, Okla. - UP) - Miserable farmers in the dust bowl had plenty of company, but Cecil Matthews has to endure his troubles alone. A hole started to develop on his farm and now he has a "crater" 75 feet across, filled with water. It's getting bigger all the time. No one dares venture close because the sides continually are caving in. A young British aviatrlx has submitted a plan to the British air ministry tor the creation �.�f an auxiliary unit of 100 women pilot.-, to do routine flying in wartime. deadlock between senate and house on the controversial issue. Providing for a seven-year delay before imposing a flat 40-cent minimum wage the country over, the suggestion had attracted wide support. Offered by Thomas. Chairman Thomas, democrat, Utah, of the senate labor committee, brought it out as a composite of the many suggestions that had been made. He talked it over with his senate colleagues on the senate-house conference committee and reported them favorably disposed. Chairman Norton, democrat, New Jersey, of the house labor committee, expressed a belief the house would accept it. But the southerners, realizing themselves outvoted in the conference committee, held a caucus of their own. They were inclined to favor those portions of the Thomas scheme which provided for a 25-cent wage the first year, 27 Mi cents the second, and scales fixed upon the recommendation of industrial boards the next five years. But objection was raised by certain of the southerners to the provision for a country-wide wage of 40 cents after the seventh year. Quickly, they made it plain the price of such an arrangement would be a long delay in ending the session. The report of the conference committee must go to both senate and house for debate and approval. Full Discussion Promised. "There will be a full discussion In the senate," Senator Ellendnr, democrat, Louisiana, remarked ominously. One of the important issues before the senate-house conferees is rigidity vs. elasticity. As passed by the senate, the wage-hour bill proposed a 40-cent minimum wage to be administered by a board empowered to grant jxemptions, while the house measure called for rigid imposition of minima advancing from 25 cents an hour the first year to 40 after the third. By flatly applying wage minima the first two years, and then permitting exceptions the next five yo>.ar&, Thomas sought to whi support from supporters of rigidity and elasticity. Under the Thomas program thi minimum wages, after being raised fiom 25 cents the first year to 27'<: cents the second-would take a further jump to 30 the third year. But at this point the president, or an administrative agency yet to be named, would be empowered to appoint, for each industry protesting the 30-cent rate, a board composed of management, labor and consumer Interests. This board would investigate the circumstances of the industry and make recommendations, which would be approved or rejected by the president or other administrator. Other Questions to Settle. Besides   the   wage-hour   issues, congress   had   other  questions   to settle before adjourning. Foremost among them was an agreement between the senate and house on the spending and lending bill. It went to conference today. The major differences between the house and senate versions of the measure were a senate increase of .$175,000,000 in the appropriation for relief and a $212,000,000 fund for farm "parity" payments. Otherwise, and aside from the usual last-minute odds and ends, there remained a deficiency appropriation bill providing funds for things unforeseen when the regular appropriations were made, and President Roosevelt's proposal for an investigation of monopolistic practices. House leaders arranged to take up the deficiency bill tomorrow or Wednesday. The senate judiciary committee approved the investigation proposal today, the inquiry to be conducted by a committee "epre-senting senate, house, the treasury, commerce and justice departments and the federal trade and securities and exchange commissions. Princeton, Fla., June 6.-OP)--The Cash family returned to business today and this hamlet slipped into routine ways amid fading hopes for an early solution of the Jimmy Cash kidnaping. Federal agents released the only two men they were known to be holding while a handful of men continued a last-chance search of islands south of here. James Bailey Cash, sr., reopened his filling station and lunchroom for the first time since his 5-year-old only child was abducted a week ago Saturday. Mrs. Cash-who shares her husband's conviction the boy was killed-could be seen sitting just inside a window, apparently engrossed in sewing. The men released from the federal bureau of investigation office in Miami were M. F. Braxton, unemployed Princeton carpenter, and his son, James, a Cape Sable commercial fisherman. The men returned home shortly after their wives made a tearful appeal for their release. Like all others questioned in the case, they followed G-men injunctions not to discuss the investigation. DICKINSON AHEAD IN G. O. P. CONTES1 Uncompromising Foe of Ad* ministration Piles Up 7.81S Votes in 154 Precincts, Thurston 5,608. GUNMAN IS SHOT AFTER BANK RAID KANSAS    CITY    POLICE    CAPTURE BANDIT IN CHASE -$435 RECOVERED. Kansas City, June -6.-(JP)-Police held a wounded fugitive and $435 in cash tonight as prizes of a spirited chase that followed quickly the robbery of the Citizens' bank of Belton, Mo., at noon today. Less than an hour after the single-handed holdup 30 miles to the south, radio-guided police had cornered the man they believed guilty and sent him stumbling to the basement of a tourist camp with one riot gun wound in his thigh and another in his side. Patrolman Wounded. One patrolman, Lyle Spencer, suffered a wounded thumb and shoulder in the zig-zag pursuit, but he was able to walk to an ambulance after the firing ceased. Two sheriff's deputies suffered minor injuries in an automobile collision on their way to join the chase. In the wrecked automobile abandoned by the fugitive, detectives found $435 in a paper shopping bag, similar to one from which the Belton robber drew his gun in forcing W. F. Burkhart, bank cashier, to hand over the loot. The defiant captive refused to give his name, but police said .hey had tentatively identified him by fingerprints as a man once arrested in Indianapolis on vagrancy charges. "All you'll ever get out of me is these slugs," the guman told questioning police as he lay outside the fil'ing station near which ha was rots Thrown Into Turmoil. .(.� chase through south Kansas C'itv started a few minutes after word of the Belton holdup was received from the state highway patrol and broadcast on the police radio system. Shots and sirens threw residential streets into turmoil in its brief duration. The end neared as the fugitive's car crashed into a bridge abutment, and he leaped from it to the running board of a passing truck from which he jumped a few moments later to fire at approaching police. As the gunman dodged around a filling station, Detective W. E. Hild^brand fired with his riot gun. His shot splintered the stock of thp sawed-off shotgun the flee.^pg man hart been using. v The chase ended a moment later as police followed their woundea quarry into the filling station basement. Des Moines, la., June 6.-(/F)- Senator Guy M. Gillette, target ot somo new deal forces during the campaign, tonight held an early lead over Representative Otha D. Wearin on the basis of meager re-turns from the state's 2,447 precincts in the Iowa senatorial primary. Lloyd Thurston, republican congressman, trailed former Senator I* J. Dickinson, uncompromising to* of the new deal, in the republican, senatorial race. Returns from 171 of Iowa's 2,44? precincts gave: Democratic senator: Byerhoff, 353; Gillette, 4,252; Meyers, 832; Richardson, 673; Wearin, 2,517. Dickinson 1,700 Ahead. Returns from 154 of 2,447 precincts in the republican senatorial race gave: Dickinson, 7,313; Thurston, 5,608. From the larger national standpoint the Iowa electorate ruled on the political effectiveness of Jamea Roosevelt, son and secretary of the president, WPA Chief Harry I* Hopkins and Thomas Corcoran, new deal strategist. Wearin, who campaigned on the claim the national administration was supporting his candidacy, had the tacit support of James Roosevelt and the outright indorsement of Hopkins. All the "outside" participation, however, was not limited to assistance for Wearin. William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, contributed a last-minute telegram advising the working man to support Gillette. Senators Wheeler and Borah and other colleagues of Gillette in the upper house raised a furious storm in Washington after Hopkins announced he would have voted for Wearin "if I lived in Iowa." WPA Trends Watched. Senatorial criticism on "playing politics with relief" caused observers to watch closely for specific election trends attributable to the 33,500 WPA workers on the rolls in this state. The Hopkins indorsement also had its repercussions in Iowa. Governor Nelson G. Kraschel wired the WPA official his "resentment" at the latter's "interference" in the Iowa race. Iowa Treasurer Leo J. Wcgman, however, a Wearin campaign aid, followed Kraschel'a statement with a telegram of commendation to Hopkins for his Wearin stand. Sporadic showers over Iowa today added a weather complication, to the Gillette-Weaiin contest. The rain, however, was not heavy enough to hamper movement to the polls of farmers living on the state's 70,000 miles of dirt roads. Contestants for the republican senatorial nomination were former Senator L. J. Dickinson and Representative Lloyd Thurston. Bottu major parties also selected state, legislative and county tickets. Vote Light Except In Cities. A survey of more than 20 representative cities and counties during the afternoon disclosed a light primary vote except in scattered cities with sharp local battles to settle. Senator Gillette, elected two years ago to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Louis J. Murphy, was paired against the president's supreme court reform plan. In his campaign speeches Gillette charged Corcoran with directing the campaign against his renominatlon. The senatorial fight will be referred to the democratic state contention for settlement next month i.' today's leader fails to pool 85 ptr cent- of the vote. Curb Sitter Reported O. K. by Phoenix Police Phoenix, Ariz., June 6.-UP)- Police were asked today by a worried citizen to investigate a "suspicious character who has been sitting on the curb all xi morning." *^ A radio car rushed   to   the scene. Police made this written   report: "Man is O. K., working   tor WPA." MX WRITER, BROKE, ORLERED TO PAY ALIMONY Los Angeles, June 6.-UP)-Con ConrAd wrote the song "Here's to ""\ance."   He got the academy's . ng prize in 1935 for "The Continental."   He says he earned $15,50Q last year.   Now, he testified in superior court today, he's broke.       ^ Nevertheless, the court ordered -the song writer to pay $150 a month!*:jj temporary alimony to Mrs. Leonf) Conrad, pending trial of her dP? vorcn suit, on the basis of Mb state-n�wV;jJ3jj^ h� expected, mntf 778305 637   

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