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Joplin News Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1938, Joplin, Missouri Colgate Students Are Studying a Dictatorship A Quicker Method Would Be a Trip to the Altar THE WEATHER probable tonight and turn ing to snow in northwest tonight and in northeast and southwest Sunday colder In west ana normcentral por warmer n extreme southeast tonight much colder occasional rains tonight or Sunday warmer in extreme colder in north west tonight much colder Sunday or Sunday cold wave in or snow tonight and probably snow Sunday much colder tonight and with a cold in west and northcentral rain turning to snow in southeast and extreme east much colder Sunday snow and JOPLIN NEWS HERALD Exclusive Day Dispatches of the Associated Press SIXTYFIFTH JANUARY PRICE THREE CENTS MANY KILLED IN ITALIAN PLANT BLAST Dead and Injured Be lieved to Total Between 300 and 400 as Explo sion Wrecks Nations Greatest M li h i t i o n s 300 to 400 persons were believed to have been killed and injured today in a series Vof explosions which blasted one of Italys greatest mu nitions Frantically working rescue crews had been able to fifteen bodies from the Firemen believed many more would be found when they were able to penetrate the smoldering Wo The explosion was blamed offi cially on the carelessness of a work er who broke a compressed air A communique announcing the disaster gave no definite casu alty figures but said there were some dead and dozens Stores of wool used in making high explosives were burning in the cellars and prevented further res cue Many persons were injured by flying splinters of glass and the tiles hurtled fromthe rooftops of neighboring buildings by the force of the Two minor explosions occurred at and before the huge blast at just as the day shift was relieving the night a town of people 38 miles southeast of suffered widespread Many roofs were shaken and virtually all windowsin the were blown was dumped byer shelves King and Queen to King Vittorio Emanusie and Queen Elena hurried from Home t o scene of the They were accompanied by the governor of fremier Benito Mussqlini was ex peeled to take personal charge of the rescue Thirtynine of firemen were rushed and other sui rounding towna to fight the started by the which cestroyed three small concrete Thousands of townspeople watched the fire from a held back by lines of of the constabulary guarded business houses to prevent The superintendent of Bom brino Pariodi Delflno built some six years ago to speed Italys rearmament told Musso lini the number of casualties would have been much larger had he not ordered the plants evacuated after the first Mussolini Visits The premier visited the scene in mids and then walked through the center of the in specting the widespread Red Cross figures set the num ber of injured at 200 but who were known to have suffered minor were not taken to The full story of the disaster was hid in the smoking mass of hot de bris which defied the flood of water poured on it by The concrete sheds which were destroyed had builtlargely These ex plosive separated by lowlying hills from other parts of the munitions Film Fans Oh Oh Oh look what has imported for 22 years handsome pictured on arrival in New He is supposed to combine the thrill appeal of Tyrone Power and Robert If he passes the thrill teat he can thrill of fortunes AN AIR RAID ARMISTICE IN SPAIN SOUGHT Loyalist Government Pro poses to That Truce Be Made to Stop Shedding of In nocent RAIN OR SNOW IS PREDICTED Much Colder Weather Is on Its Louis Fore caster Warm weather continued today in the district and over most of the The temperature reached 60 degrees at 3 here after a steady climb from 50 degrees at 1 A year ago the maximum was 52 and the minimum Temperatures are expected to rise but tomorrow weather is forecast by Roscqe Nunh of the Louis weather The mercury was climbing today in Indiana and the lake but it was drop ping in the Dakotas and Zero conditions are reported on the MontanaCa nadian Rain is probable in Missouri to night and turning to snow in the northwest tonight and in the northeast and south west Hourly temperatures 1 b 2 10 3 a 11 An air raid armistice to stop the shedding of innocent blood in bombardments behind the lines was proposed today by the Spanish gov Foraya such as those which re cently caused hundreds of deaths and an incaluable number of wound ed at Sala Seville and a score of less er towns would cease by mutual agreement if the insurgents ap proved the The insurgent high command at Salamanca thus far has given no indication whether it would enter into such a Describe Bombings as The describing bombing of cities behind the battle lines as warned that every will be answered with reprisals and bombing of our cities will not go The insurgents denounced raids on open towns behind the which are not at all military objec as criminal On the war front the govern ment took the offensive north of j trying to cut insurgent com munications in the and again southwest of along the salient driven into government territory last Conflicting re ports were issued as to the success of these MONSTER REPORTED JO HAVE ATTACKED IN MOBILE Stories of attacks by a strange in a North Mobile section largely inhabited by circulated here today as scores of armed with knives and ice patrolled the area in search of the t Women members of the Truevine Negro said the creature lunged at them last night as they marched out of the church after Bowman ap peared at police headquarters and displayed neck wounds which he said were inflicted by the mon Police expressed belief the crea ture is a They pointed out bears have been known to roam the swampland north of the city in re cent REX BOYD DIES IN HOSPITAL Death of Joplin Youth At tributed to Acute Yellow Atrophy of UPS PLACE RESTRICTIONS ON SHANGHAI Districts Into Which For eigners May Go Re Apparently in an Effort to Avoid New LongRange Monopoly Probe Suggested in Early Recommendation to Congress Hex freshman in the Uni versity of Missouri from died in a hospital here this after noon shortly after 2 Death resulted from acute yellow atro phy of the pan head of the student health DEMOCRAT NAMED TO STEIWERS POST Evan Medford today was appointed by Governor Rex 18yearold son of and Harve 2430 Main who died this afternoon In the Missouri university hospital at was a member of the freshman He was readmit ted to the hospital Tuesday after having been treated there the pre vious and Boyd went to Co lumbia Accomplisheff During his high school days here Rex was a leader of ac tivities and was president of his class during the last three anese today restricted the Shang hai areas into which foreigners may apparently in an effort to avoid possible new The only areas now open to foreigners in other than the international settlement and the French are the Hungjao territory and a small strip between Hongkew and the Siangwan but special asses are required even The embassy did not explain the new but they ap parently resulted from a combina ion of circumstances The wish to avoid mili tary activity in the and ef lorts by Chinese guerrilla units to disrupt Japanese supply lines about A spokesman said there would be nofurther announcements on the slapping by a Japanese sentry of John United States diplomat in charge of the embassy at An army yesterday said the sentry would not be punished as lie was doing his slowmoving war itself cen tered far to the abou The fighting was AWAIT REPLY FOR JAPS ON SLAPPING OF ENVOY 4 Noon 5 1 2 t 8 3 Weekly Weather For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and for the northern and central great plains Considerable snow in central and north portions and rain or snow in extreme south portion during the with temperature mostly be low normal in north and near or below normal in south Charles to serve He was a memfcer of the basketball out the unexpired term of Frederick Steiwer as United States senator from Reames is a demo SCORES LOSE LIVES IN MUNITIONS BLASTS By the Associated Munitions for warthat exploded prematurely in peace have claimed scores lives in five places around the world within the The series of blasts which ripped through one of Italys greatest mu nitions factories resulted in death or injury for between 300 and 100 persons at On Monday a Finnish army in spector was killed and five other persons injured by ah explosion in an army laboratory outside Hel the first casualties of the Two days later 14 men were killed and 10 injured when two truckloads of hand grenades were accidentally detonated in a Paris They had been confiscated In the French governments smash ing of the Secret Committee for Revolutionary The following there were two on each side of the Nine were killed and 36 injured in an explo sives factory at on the north coast of Dutch East SMITHFIELD MINER DIES IN HOSPITAL Claude 63yearold Smithfield died at oclock this morning at Freeman He had been patient at the hospital several He had lived in the district most of his Surviving are his Mary Ellen Fletcher four Galen Daley Neal Fletcher and Hale all of Smithfield two Herman Ristau and Earl both of a Will Gray of Bald win a Ware of two John Nunamaker of and Myrtle Scott of and nine grand SHERIFF FINDS WRONG MAN HELD IN JAIL Sheriff John Beck of Mississippi journeyed all the way from his home town of Charles just toi establish the alibi of a prisoner in the county jail Louis arrested last week on a fugitive warrant from the Missouri county and held for Sheriff Barker denied the charge but extradition papers were It took just one look to prove Barkers claim he was the wrong man was The sheriff re turned and Barker went team during the sophomore and junior He is an accomplished musician and was awarded first honors as clarinet soloist in inter school contests both at Pittsburg and His father is secretarytreasurer of the PipkinBoydNeai Packing Surviving besides his parents are two Howard Boyd of Pop and Bobby at and hig George Boyd at department officials awaited today Japanese reaction to formal repre sentations by this country agains the slapping of an American em bassy secretary at The instruction last night to Ambassador Joseph C Grew at directing him t inquire as to what the Japanes government had done about one o its soldiers at Nanking slappin the face of John thin secretary of the flatly denying the officia Japanese version that he had in suited a Nipponese asserte the attack was administration supporters in con ress said today President Roose elts forthcoming message on mo opoly may suggest a longrange nvestigation rather than immedi te They said the complexity of the monopoly problem might make it to set up a joint senate icuse committee to go over legis ative suggestions and make recom mendations for the next congres ional An effort to enact any broad mo lopoly program at this it was might bring weeks of de postponing the scheduled May Two divergent ideas of future jovernmentbuslnesa relations have Qen urged upon These views have been given public expression by Donald Rich former NRA and Robert assistant attorney Rlchberg advocates relaxation of he antitrust laws to permit busi ness planning under government Jackson would tighten the laws in a trusfcbusting ef Some observers interpreted an address by Jackson last night at as aimed at Rich bergs In it the assistant at torney general said I have an instinctive distrust of longtime ability of government to regulate rather than prevent concentration of Experi ence particularly In the public utility that gov ernment regulation tends too fre quently over a period of time to pass under the control those who are supposed to be Administration banking advisers considering the advisability of a death sentence for bank holding were reported by usual ly well informed officials also to be It was learned that at a con erence of banking the was as follows For abolition Secretary of tho Treasury Henry and Chairman Jesse Jones of he Reconstruction Finance Cor For regulation only Chairman tlarriner Eccles of the federal reserve board and Chairman Leo Crowley of the Federal Deposit nsurance Undecided Comptroller of the Currency OConnor who will leave office April President Roosevelt indicated re cently bank holding companies were next on his list of holding companies for extinction or rigid DEFENSE BILL IS SEEN Legislation Providing for Huge Army and Navy Program Expected to Be Passed by Congress by February ers said today they expected the house to pass President Roose velts huge army and navy ex pansion program by February Chairman Vinson of Georgia called the house naval affairs com mittee to begin hearings Monday on a bill to authorize the naval building He predicted a favorable report Senator democrat Vir be after author of much of the fed or three d era governments banking I oon Ai also would abolish the holding com He is drafting a bill to jive them five years in which to Much of congressional discussion of governmentbusiness relations revolved about the BorahOMa honey which would provide for federal licensing of corporations engaging in interstate Vajdng expressions also were heard on tha advisability of delay ing enactment of new antitrust One administration Senator said hex thought legislation to curb monopolies should be considered at the current He expressed approval of the BorahOMahoney Senator an administration sup objected to the licensing bill on the ground that it might lead to He approved the idea of a study of the monopoly prob suggesting it might be made trade AWAKES TO FIND TANK GARS IN CAFE Two cars loaded with kerosene hurtled into Alexander Klebonis grill here early tossing Klebonis from his second story Imagine my surprise to be so rudely then find the bar room practically full of freight said I got out of there right He was unin Acting Deputy Fire Chief Ed ward Moffett said the accident was caused in switching the cars to a siding near the INCREASED INCOME FOR ZING COMPANY New New Jersey Zinc Company reported today for 1937 net profit of 914 equal to a share on the capital This compared with or a share in Lead Exports New of lead from the United States December amounted to compared with in the American Bureau of Metal Sta tistics reported Louis Capitalist Louiscapitalist with extensive interests in died in New York this of fices of the Singleton mills here announced He was 66 years Burial will be in Louis LADY ASTOR APPROVES AMERICAS PLANS TO BUILD UP BIG NAVY As Americanborn first woman member of the British today voiced herself as heartily in favor of President Roosevelts proposals to strengthen this na tions asserting that is the only road to Here for a visit with Lady Astor said in an America and England tried dis arming and what happened Japan and the rest of the world immediately increased their The people of the world want peace but they dont know how to achieve We will not have peace by being The only way America can be sure of peace Is to have a strong army and I believe America should have an adequate Lady Astor smilingly declared she had no intention of quitting her seat in Ill quit when I am kicked she QUIET DINNER FOR PRESIDENT Family Group and Members of Cuff Link at White House quiet dinner at the White House with his family and old fol owed by a message to the hundreds if thousands celebrating will be President Roosevelts part onlght In the nationwide observ of his fiftysixth birthday an The family group will be in creased to 20 by the attendance of members of the Cuff Link These are longtime associates to whom Roosevelt has given gold inks in remembrance of days gone Continued on page 3 WINDSORS MAY VISIT SOON nelius who is aboard his fathers yacht in Miamis Bis cayne the duke and duchess of Windsor will be here within the next few He said the couples closest friends are assembling in Nassau and Captain James Dug Edwards equerry while is in said PENSIONS TO CANAL BUILDERS ADVOCATED tor Clark of Missouri advocated to day government annuities to army physicians and surgeons who aided in the con struction of the Panama canal but have received no such BIG WHEAT DEAL MADE BY PORTUGAL Portu guese government today completed purchases of tons of wheat from the United Argentina and Australia through London Portuguese bought five cargos from the United States and two each from Argentina and Aus for delivery between Febru ary and ZINC ROLLING MILL TO BE CONSTRUCTED Illi nois Zinc Company announced to day construction would start imme diately on the first zinc rolling mill in vice said overall cost of the plant and ma chinery would be about Former Matinee Idol Reeves 75 years matinee idol to American audiences for four dec died AID TO CHINA PROMISED BY THREE NATIONS IF WILL COOPERATE Brit1 France and Russia were report ed today to have agreed to extend economic and financial aid to China in her war with provided the United States would Competent League of Nations cir cles said the three major league powers had determined to follow such a course either with or with out approval of the league A Polish decision to block passage by the council of a resolution of aid led the three powers to take the position that such a measure The resolution passed by the league assembly October was deemed sufficient to justi fy the aid to The October resolution in that the assembly Expresses its moral support for Clrna and recommends that mem bers of the league should refrain from taking any action which might have the effect of weakening Chinas power of resistance and thus of increasing her difficulties n the present and should also consider how far they individ ually can extend aid to There was no indication of what steps might be taken to get co operation of the United States in the plan to help NOT INCLINED TO JOIN OTHERS IN AIDING CHINA tary Hull indicated today the United States was not inclined to join a proposed plan by which Great France and Russia would supply arms and military equipment to China in her struggle with At his press conference the sec retary of state said he had received no communications from the three governments with regard to their reported agreement on the plan in He added that the United States had no new foreign policy on the Officials Interpreted thi to mean the present policy of neu trality would be WAGNER WILLING TO CHANGE LAW Author of Labor How Opposes Probe of National Film Stars at Roosevelt invited a group of film including Fredric Joe Janet Gay Eleanor Powell and Louise to the White House for They are in the capital to help raise at seven benefit balls Delng held here for the National Foundation for Infantile Basil president of the foundation which was fostered by Roosevelt to combat the dis said he expected hundreds of thousands of dollars to be contrib uted from the subscriptions at some dances at birthday balls in every His greetings and thanks will go o the nation in a radio program beginning at central standard All networks are to Thousands of dimes continued to pour in on the White corn Ing in such quantity that they swamped This money will be added to the money raised at theater and school parties tor Wagner of New York said to day he was willing to consider changes in the national labor re lations act which he sponsored in Wagner defended the labor which Senator has suggested should be investigated for biased administra Among the amendments Wagner said he would be glad to study was a proposal by Senator Hatch that congress fix qualifications for ex aminers who conduct Burke has told a senate judiciary committee that some appeared prejudiced in favor of the L over the American Federation of The federation has been critical of the but Charlton the federations general urged the committee In a letter yes terday not to recommend an inves We believe that if there are in equalities in this labor ho that labor itself and the friends of labor can work out these Chairman Warren Madden of he labor board said the board is so far behind with its work that t would prefer to avoid any inter ruptions such as an investigation would Airplanes The carrying out Roosevelts request for a 20 per cent increase in the navys build ing would authorize 47 additional fighting 22 aux iliaries and Tha president suggested that of tha two battleships and two cruisers be started this Chairman May of the house mili tary affairs committee said ha would confer immediately with war department officials to get their views on how best to fulfill the presidents recommendations for strengthening land Chairman Walsh of the senate naval committee and others pre dicted congress would give quick approval to the requests made by the president in his special mes sage Members of a midwestern bloo in the indicated they would oppose the In this group were Representa tives nesota and progres Opposition Representative New said he believed the proposals involved an attempt to police the world and Senator asked What Is the foreign policy which might lead us into the very maelstrom which the president condemns The National Council for Pre vention of Womens Interna tional World Peacewaya and the Fellowship of Reconcilia tion protested the pro gramwas leading to Even before they result in their joint statement tre mendous armament programs put what well may be a fatal addition al strain on the world economio Vinson said Roosevelt took Held In Bicycle Barton county authorities today were holding a 17yearold Joplin youth in jail at Lamar in connec tion with alleged theft of a bicycle here The which was seized with the youths was reported stolen from Oren Craig at 2123 Main The case will be handled by juvenile author Loans on Missouri Commodity Credit Tha Corporation said today bales of loan cotton in Missouri totaled of the bales in the nation on which has been ad vanced at an average of cents a that since office the navy STIGMA REMOVED FROM PROFESSOR xP The stigma of dismissal placed upon Professor William Schaper be cause he opposed entrance of the United States into the world war has been removed after repeated efforts for two The board University of regents of Minnesota yesterday ex punged from its records the action taken during the turbulent days of bestowed the title of professor emeritus on Schaper and voted him a Schaper headed the department of political science and had been a faculty member at Minnesota 16 years when the war broke He now is head of the department finance at the University of Okla At he said the regents action yesterday repre sented an emphatic indorsement of the principle of freedom of speech and of He added he would remain at has laid down keels for 119 war ships and finished The new program would bring the total during his tenure to We want a navy that will carry out the original fivetothree ratio with he There were strong indications that naval expansion by both Great Britain and Japan had helped decide the administration to proceed with its program at this Legislative Jam Vinson said the ships asked by the president probably could ba completed in three or four years after ships already under way ara The legislative Jam behind tha antilynching filibuster in the sen ate made it Impracticable for tha senate leaders to estimate when they could take up the national defense The senate will consider a con ference report on the housing bill This meas designed to stimulate resi dential has passed both houses but changes must be voted Both senate and house were in recess today and southern sena tors held a caucus to review their fight against the antilynching The southerners considered their battle won when the senate voted Thursday against limiting debate on the Senator Wagner how he would seek to keep the bill before the senate until it comes to a Brew LABOR FEDERATION MEETINGJN RECESS annual meeting of the American Federation of Labors executive committee was in recess the next session scheduled for Many of its members scattered for the William who yesterday mada plans for a facetoface encounter with John Lewis at the United Mine Workers re mained at a hotel
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