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Nevada State Journal (Newspaper) - April 12, 1938, Reno, Nevada p ".OBOXS5S, WV L. It's True That life Begins At Forty' But Sometimes It Stops When The Speedometer Hits Sixty NEVADA, The One Sound State GOOD MORNING The Weather Today WiU Be Unchanged Yesterday: High 60 Low 39 Full Details Page 6 VOL. LXVII. NO. 154. ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER 23, 18TO RENO, NEVADA, APRIL 12, 1938 MEMBER OF THE UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATIONS 10 PAGES TODAY 1 ROOSEVELT URGES RAIL RELIEF Italy Joins League? GOOD MORNING Uf' To Congress The. "Nein" Voters CCC Magazine Award for Safety BMIM By JACK HUTLEDGE YESTERDAY PRESIDENT Roosevlt urged to rec- ognize that a crisis exists in the railroad industry, and suggested they do something about it. Apparently discouraged at the reception given other recent proposals he has made to legis- lators, he avoided concrete rec- ommendations Monday, making but two suggestions: First, that federal subsidies not be granted to meet fi- and second, to enable railroads nancial obligations; that the United States avoid the pitfalls of government ship. A crisis undoubtedly exists and mere recommendations for action will not solve the ciisis. The president has placed the matter squarely up to congress Possibly that is the best way to handle the railroad problem at present. Congress is in an ag- gressive mood, and no matter what proposals Roosevelt may have made, it would have auto- matically attacked them. His recommendations may have been sound, but congress would have possibly killed them, just to prove once again it is no "rubber stamp" Congress has recently dis- couraged executive leadership. Let's see what is can do under its own steam now. The nation is watching. THE AUSTRIAN VOTE Sun- day proved (or did that the Hillerized nation taken by un- precedented bloodless invasion is 99.75 percent pure. The vote was not surprising to the world. It was expected. In fact, we would not be surprised to learn some day that the outcome was pre- arranged. We also wonder if .25 percent of the nations voters who said "nein" in the plebiscite will be put behind bars or killed. Or, to be punny, will the nein voters be behind the eight ball? WITH FATAL ACCIDENTS reported daily and the national highway toll mounting seriouslv, it is refreshing to hear ol safe drivers getting awards and rec- ognition for handling their cars for months, even years, without denting a fender. Such recognition has been given Leonard Hadlock, who handles the so-called "Merchants' Route" in Reno for the Railway Express Company. Hadlock has driven this route for three years without an accident, and the company is giving him the covoted safe-driv- ing merit card. The system of awarding safe drivers was started by President L. O. Head of the company, and has worked successfully. Leon- ard Hadlock is one of over the United States who will be complimented publicly for his work. THE CAMP IDLEWILD C.C.C. camp boasts its own magazine, edited, printed and distributed by capable Robert A. Carrier. The magazine is surprisingly good. It is printed on a mime- graph machine, and is profusely illustrated. Carrier is cantoonist, too. The boy editor has been with the local camp since December, prior to that he was in Oregon for eight months. Carrier is aided by a staff of other C.C.C. workers, and we wager the boys are having a good time. DON'T FORGET that you have just three more days to send in your manuscript for the firrt Ne- vada- Oddity contest Thursday midnight is the deadline The first story will be printed Sunday, April 17. Already several contestants have sent in their contributions, but we'd like to have more You know the rules and regu ations (See Good Morning, Pace It, coL6) DUCE EXPECTED TO SIGN PACT WTTHBRITAIN Return to League Is Due for Ethiopia Recognition GENEVA, April formed Fascist quarters indicated Monday night that Italy may return to the League of Nations soon as result of a British note asking that the question of recog- nizing Italy's Ethiopian conquest be put before the League's May 9 council meeting. The British government's note Monday to Joseph Avcnol, secre- tary general of the League, sought to open the way for releasing League states from their pledges to withhold formal recognition of the new Italian empire. Pact Near Signature London's action indicated that negotiations in Rome on an Anglo- Italian pact of ing British recognition of Italian Ethiopia for an Italian pledge of "hands off at the point of conclusion. Formal announcement of the pact may be made Saturday in Rome and London. The British note opened the way for one of the stormiest ses- sions in League history and diplo- matic observers predicted that the delicate situation arising from the note might make or break the League. Action Protested China and Soviet Russia, both concerned with Japan and both members of the council, probably will make a strong stand against the British move, believing that it might come to serve as a pre- cedent for similar recognition on Manchukuo. Strike Spreads French Idle; Cabinet Formed PARIS, April rap- idly-spreading strike wave para- lyzing the nation's armament program made-more than workers idle Monday night as Premier Edouard Daladier's new "Salvation" government took of- fice. Nearly 40 large metallurgical plants, including key industries holding contracts for France's speed-up of airplane construction, were occupied by sit-down strik- ers. Since the fall of Premier Leon Blum's popular front government last Friday and the rise of Dala- dier's virtual one-party cabinet the number of strikes has nearly tripled. False Cry of Fire In Theater Causes Panic, 34 Tots Die SAO PAULO, Brazil, April 11 <U.R) Frantic parents Monday crowded the city morgue to iden- tify the battered bodies of small children who, with an aged woman, were killed in a motion picture theatre last night when a false cry of caused a panic. Most of the youngsters were trampled to death in the rush foi the doors. Other children anc adults were seriously injured when they jumped from the bal- conies in efforts to escape. Franco Marches On Franco's drive to the sea This map shows how Spanish in- surgent forces, including thou- sands of Moors, Italians and Ger- mans, are pushing on, forcing the Loyalists back to the sea. The in- surgent march has cut Catalonia oft from the remainder of Loyalist Spain. General Franco's men con- trol the last highway Unking the two sections of government terri- tory. Great Britain and France now are said to be making efforts to prevent massacres and execu- tions. a! Pi ess FIRESIDE CHAT Sff THURSDAY PD to Take Economic Crisis to People WASHINGTON, April President Roosevelt plans to lay the full import of the econ- omic crisis before the possibly in a fireside chat on Thursday he also may send his special relief message to congress the same day, the White House announced Monday night. White House Secretary Stephen T. Early said the plan was tenta- tive but that it would go through if the chief executive can find time to draft the message and the speech. The announcement came as Mr. Roosevelt put new impetus be- hind his drive to mobilize the New Dervi's vast lending and spending agencies into the might- iest "pump priming" assault on the trade slump since the hectic WORTH OF EQUIPMENT VOTEDBY an Fire Engine and New Ambulance Is to Be Bought The Reno city council Monday night authorized immediate pur- chase of nearly worth oi motor equipment for various city department, including: A new chemical fire engine. A new police ambulance. Two new police patrol cars. A station wagon for the city engineers. A passenger car for- the engi- neering staff. Two new trucks for the street department. The fire engine is to be pur- chased from the American-La France Company at a cost of Fire Chief George Twad- dle explained that it will replace a machine that has been in use for more than 20 years. To Zone Department The new equipment will allow zoning of the department's equip- ment, permitting use of the more modern engines mainly in the "high value1' down-town. The ok engine will be kept for use in emergencies. Purchase of thei. chemical truck is in line with Twaddle's program to the department by purchase of a new piece of equipment each year until three antique engines have been replaced. Reno's picturesque but now- days of 1933. The president's decision to place the relief problem before the people came as a surprise and was interpreted as emphasiz- ing the chaotic state of industry and unemployment. LaGuardia Suggests Export Subsidies NEW YORK, April Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia Monday night suggested govern- ment subsidy of American manu- factures for export to South Am- erica as a step toward giving American industry permanent re- covery. Under his plan, which he de- scribed in a radio address, the act as a mid- dle man between manufacturer and exporter, absorbing losses while each obtained a "fair prof- it." i Lindbergh Works On Human Heart French .Donate Convict's Heart; Lindy Keeps It Alive With! New Type Electric .Motor; May 'Give World New Life' LONDON, April Daily Sketch said Monday that scientists under the direc- tion of Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, who is work- ing in collaboration with Dr. Alexis Carrel, have begun experiments to keep a human heart alive. French government to conduct the experiment on St. Gildas Island, and the heart, taken from a man who had just died, is being kept alive by an electric motor, the Sketch said. The experiment with the human heart was undertaken after the heart of a rabbit had been kept alive in a glass-enclosed box for over a year. "Last the paper said, "while shipping passed the lonely spot the only sound from there was the low hum of an electric turbine working at full pressure, destined perhaps to give the world new life." YOUNG FARMERS CONVENE HERE Sorenson Winner of Speaking Contest Ray Sorenson of Fallen, a mem- ber of the Churchill county chap- ter of the Future Farmers of America, Monday night was de- clared winner of the annual state public speaking contest, held in conjunction with the state useless "Black .elimination contests, were death" sentence "wfen the of Bunkervilte and voted to buy a new police ambul- ance from the Chevrolet Motor Company for "Black Maria." an old war-time ambul- ance with solid tires, was used for nearly 20 years as a patrol wagon and emergency ambulance. But for the last few months, the old ambulance has pletely out of commission, leav- ing the city without a public ve- hicle to transport injured persons to the hospitals. Its old patrol car duties have been taken over by the modern, radio equipped prowl cars. Three Plymouth sedans will be (See Reno Will, Page 2, col. 3) Woman Sit-Downer Is Bounced From Capitol WASHINGTON, April husky police matrons and a secret service 'bounced" Mrs. agent Mondav Edna Cratty, pretty, 28-year-old Long Island seamstress, from in front of the White House where she had spent two hours picketing in protest against a 17 per cent cut in her relief check. It was her third unsuccessful "personal appearance" before the executive mansion but her first to be carried off to the bastile. Recession Hits New Low in Texas; WPA Man Saves on Food FOHT WOHTH, Texas, April recession Mon- day hit a new low in Texas. An applicant for a WPA job iold administrators that things were so lough that "I've bean carrying my wife's false teeth in my pocket to her from eating between meals." Bumper Wheat Crop Is Forecast Monday WASHINGTON, April. 11 department of agri- culture Monday forecast a bumper winter wheat crop of bushels, a gain of over last year. The estimate was, the first one of the year and was based on con- as of April 1 but did not take into account recent sleet storms that may damage the yield. It was slightly higher than recent private estimates of bushels. Townsend Faces Prison Term As Court Refuses To Review Case WASHINGTON, April supreme court Mon- day issued" a prosaic order which placed Dr. Francis E. Townsend, gaunt, old-age pen- sion Messiah, in the shadow of the District of Columbia's an- tiquated, red brick jail. high tribunal refused to review the validity "of a 30 day sentence imposed on the be- spectacled Californian for con- tempt of a house committee which inquired into the ac- tivities of his Old Age Revolving Pensions, Ltd, Barring a presidential par- don, Townsend will begin his sentence within a few days when the supreme court an- nounces its formal orders to the circuit court of appeals. Under customary procedure a mandate for his imprisonment would be issued immediately. Attorneys for the 72-year-old physician said they expect him to surrender next Monday. A few weeks ago, describing him- self as a he said he would bring his "battered, rusty old typewriter" to jail with him and write the "inside story" of the entire affair. ing of the group now under way heye. Sorenson spoke on "Our Agri- cultural Heritage and What It Should Mean to Us." He will rep- resent Nevada at the regional contest at Fort Collins, Colo., May 31. Placing second was Francis Wennhold of Gardnerville and third Leland Whipple of Overton. Other speakers, winners of dis- Cecil Hutchins of Lund. To Award Medals Medals will be awarded the winners at the annual convention banquet to be held at the Uni- versity of Nevada Wednesday. The' winner will also receive a trophy from the Reno Kiwanis Club. The convention opened Monday morning, with Marvin Settelmey- er of Minden, state president, in charge. Short talks were given by Dean Maxwell Adams and Dean Robert F. Stewart of the university and Lex Murray, na- tional vice president. Following committee reports, the degree of state farmer was conferred on Robert Swope, Dale Lawrence and Tony Erquiaga of Fallen, Roy Hutchins of Lund, Francis' Wennhold and John In- diano of Gardnerville, Leland Whipple and Kiyoski Yamashito of Overton and Cleo Frehner of Bunkerville. Later, crops judging contests were held, with the win- ners to be announced. Continues Tuesday Tuesday will be devoted to judging of livestock on various Truckee Meadow ranches, and the convention will end Wednes- day with concluding business meetings, identification contests and the banquet scheduled. Camp at Capital CIO Miners Protest Nevada City Act SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 11 I. O. miners, routed from the Grass Valley and Ne- vada City district by citizen vigi- lantes, pitched two tents on the state capitol grounds Monday in a protest demonstration. Herbert ,Resner, C. I. O. attor- ney, who accompanied a group of leaders into the capitol building for a conference with state offi- cials, said they intended to re- main until state officials inter- vene in the Grass Valley C. I. O. "purge." "These men have been driven from their jobs and out of their homes and we're going to stay on the capitol grounds until this thing is straightened Ris- ner said. Falls Richard Whitney, Once Powerful, Sleeps With Thieves, Brawlers in Jail NEW YORK, April Whitney, once the trusted bond broker of the mighty House of Morgan, slept Monday night in Tombs Prison in a cell block filled with thieves, street-corner brawl- ers and men who used a pistol instead of a pen to commit their1 robberies. Tuesday he goes to Sing Sing prison to begin serving a five to 10 year term for plundering the securities of relatives and friends in an attempt to save the firm of Richard Whitney Co. when it went skidding toward bankruptcy. He gpes there penniless and with words of denunciation ringing in his spoken by Gen- eral Sessions Judge Owen Bohan who said Whitney's crime was "a' setback for the decent forces in the world." Whitney, five times president of the New York Stock Exchange and once a spakesman for those who sit in the seats of the mighty in Wall Street, came to court MonHay his lawyer "take it right between the eyes." He got it there, but Judge Bohan lightened his punishment by sen- RICHARD WHITNEY He Sleeps In Jail CHINA BOMBED IN RETALIATION Japanese Defeats Are 'Punished' Grant Rail Boost SAN FRANCISCO, April <UB The California Railroad Commission Monday granted intra-state freight rate increases SHANGHAI, Tuesday, April 12. (U.R) Japan's air and land forces Tuesday opened a thunder- ous attack on points along a line more than 1500 miles long in re- taliation for the severe defeats suffered by vanguards of the im- perial army in Shantung prov- ince. Fleets of great tan and grey army and navy planes bombed a dozen Chinese cities while mechanized infantry columns in Shansi province captured one of the strongholds of China's famed "Red Gen. Chu Teh, commander of the "former com munist armies. Changsha, capital of Hunan province, was devastated in a series of air raids which resulted in the second destruction of Tsinghua University, which was driven from Peiping early in the war, and the razing of the Hunan provincial library, valued at more than yuan about 000. (See Whitney, Page 2, col. 2) RENO YOUTH IS DROWNED Wesley Snyder Is Missing Still Scores of searchers were still combing the shores of the lower Truckee River early Tuesday morning for the body of Wesley Snyder, 9 year old boy who drowned Monday morning. Reno and Sparks police, Washoe county officers. CCC workers and volunteer searchers combined in the hunt. The lad fell front a narrow pipe-line bridge below the Wells Avenue bridge, and a CCC boy reported seeing the body carried along the river near the slate asylum. The boy was the son and Mr. and Mrs. John -W. Snyder, and attended the Southside school. He is also survived by three brothers, Earl, Richard and Rob- ert Snyder. PUTS PROBLEM UP TO SOLONS IN NEW NOTE Says Crisis Exists; to Leave Solution To Congress WASHINGTON, April President Roosevelt Monday asked congress to provide emer- gency relief for the sagging rail- road industry, but he shifted full responsibility for the task onto the legislators with whom he is at war. In a long-awaited special mes- sage which emphasized the cur- rent crisis in the industry, the president submitted only two personal suggestions: (1) His opposition to federal sub- sidies to enable the carriers to meet financial obligations and (2) opposition to government owner- ship and operation of the rail- roads. He said that for the present it is important "for all of us to co-operate in preventing serious bankruptcies among a large num- ber of railroad companies, great and small." The president asked that spe- cial consideration be given of the need of consolidating the activi- ties of seven federal agencies regulating transportation serv- ices. He stressed, three days after his staggering defeat on the gov- ernment reorganization issue, that he is not recommending the change, but merely offered it as a basis for congressional study. "In the he said, "and until it has been possible for the congress to make any and studies -for permanent solu- tion of the railroad problem, some immediate legislation is, I believe necessary at this session, in order to prevent serious financial and operating difficulties between now and the convening of the next congress." The message was accompanied by a report of the three-man committee of the Interstate Com- merce Commission, headed by Chairman Walter M. W. Splawn, which proposed an immediate and long-term program of rem- edial legislation, and by copies of letters and memo-anda from federal and private rail leader; commenting on various phases of the report. The paucity of the chief ex- ecutive's personal recommenda- tions was noted quickly by legis- lators who formed the spearhead of opposition to the New Deal's supreme court enlargement bill, government reorganization and other reform measures. Chairman Burton K. Wheeler, D., Mont., of the Senate Interstate Commerce Committee, doubted that legisla- tion could be enacted before ad- journment, tentatively fixed by leaders for May 10, and might call a conference of rail management and labor to seek emergency relief. Nevada Entries Win In Livestock Show SOUTH April 11.- hibitors carried off share of awards in Wives of Strikers Attack CIO Chief CROCKETT, Cal., April hundred women, wives and of workers in the closed California-Hawaiian sugar refinery, Monday night attacked Louis Goldblatt, northern Cali- fornia director of the Committee for Industrial Organization, as he entered a union peace meeting here. Goldblatt was knocked down, amounting to approximately six.nis clothes torn and his face per cent scratched. SAN FRANCISCO, (U.R) California ex- the lion's judging of sheep and hogs at the llth annual junior livestock show at the Union Stockyards here Monday. Only three awards went out- side the state of the scores which were made. Robert Settlemyer, Douglas County, Nev., had the best pen of three barrows of Po- land China hogs and his neigh- Roy Stork, Douglas County, the second best pen of three bar- rows of Duroc Jersey hogs. Verl Anderson, Garland, Utah, exhib- ited the best junior Ramhouillet lamb. Blonde Frome Case Suspect Is Freed AUSTIN, Texas, April Bureau of Identifica- tion agents released a blonde wo- man hitch hiker Monday night after questioning her concerning the slaying of Mrs. Weston G. Frome and her daughter, Nancy. They said that they were con- vinced that she had no connec- tion with the slayings. COUPLE HELD A man and woman, giving the names of Willard Perry, 40, and Thelma Perry, 23, were held at the county jail for questioning Monday. No charges were placed against them. WELL, I'LL TELL YOU- Therer's no queustion about it, love is one of the greatest moving mankind. Its influence goes so much deeper than the mushy senti- ment you hear about in songs. It inspires men to do bigger and better things. My uncle said that his own boy was one of the laziest men around the dairy 'til he fell in love with one of the milk-maids. He says how his boy keeps the milk-cans shined as bright as a silver dol- lar. I says, "Well, what has his in love got to do with his keepin' the milk-cans so My uncle says, "Well, he hacta look at himself every ten minutes to see if his hair is layin' down." fSPA-PERI

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