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   Nevada State Journal (Newspaper) - April 20, 1938, Reno, Nevada                                Being The Biggest Toad In A Small Puddle Certainly Beats Getting Lost In The Gulf Stream V NEVADA, The One Sound State VOL. LXVII. NO. 162. _ NOVEMBER 23, isro ______. .____________ _ Vj pjl GOOD MORNING The Weather Today Will Be Unchanged Yesterday: High... 73 Low... 42 Full Details Page 5 NEVADA STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1938 UEMBER OF THE UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATIONS 10 PAGES TODAY NEGIE HEIR STILL MISSING Nevada City Strikers BacklHome GOOD MORNING The Merrv Truckee Are You a Genius? Data on Nevada Tricky St. Bernards By JACK RUTLEDGE THE TRUCKEE IS ON a ram- page as warm weather melts Sierra snows. Last night ram threatened for a while. Tf the threat had materialized, the resulting deluge would have equalled the December record. Safety precautions are being taken in Reno. Sections ad- joining the river, if at all dan- gerous, have been blocked off. A bridge has been closed to traffic. Carson City is having trouble. Up above Truckee, too much water delayed trains. The south- ern part of Nevada reports rising rivers. Spring is here again. THERE ARE SEVERAL po- tential musical geniueesHin Reno, and The Journal and KOH are co-operating to give these young- sters a chance to continue1 thlir studies under a competent in- structor. The services of Don Richards, well known violinist, have retained, and to the boy and the girl showing the greatest talent, a free TvjjX There are no atrlHgrtolhe deal. Read more about it over there to the right of us on page one today. THE INCREASING DEMAND for information about Nevada has forced the Publicity Divi- sion of the Department of High- ways to compile a booklet con- taining factual information about the state. Fred G. Greulich says an av- erage of 25 letters a day reaches his department alone. Prior to the publication of this booklet, nothing suitable for mailing prospective residents was avail- able. The pamphlet treats of the state generally, and a successful effort was made to avoid localiz- ing it, or going into detail about any one section. The Department is to be com- plimented for not only supplying the booklet and filling a long-felt need, but also for putting out such a splendid edition. A MAN IN CHICAGO is suing his wife for divorce because she kept him in a cellar and had trained St. Bernards watching over her supply of liquor. (She kept a tavern.) The dogs, said the husband, snarled and growled every time he moved. His wife said, no, they only growled when he moved toward the liquor. "I can't understand St. Ber- nards doing said the con- fused judge. In the Alps they're supposed to run around with casks of brandy, looking lor people who need a drink." So he delayed the hearing. AND OVER IN Michigan lice cars, ready with tear gas, riot guns and rifles waited in their radio-equipped cars for a signal that the Homer bank had been held up. It was all a pre- arranged test to determine how effectively the police could bar- ricade the highway and block off the area. Suddenly the radio crackb-d: "Attention all cars. Bank in Bkxrmingdale held up..." So the police abandoned the Homer area and went to aid tbe Bloomingdale cops try to trap a pair of real bandits. Garner Appoints TV A Final feorrf Member WASHINGTON, April Vice President John Nance Garner cleared the way Tuesday tor beginning of the joint congressional inquiry into the turbulent affairs of the Tennessee Valley Authority by appointing Sen. James J. Davis, It, Pa. as the final member of the com- mittee. _-______ MASS MO YEMENI OF OUSTED D IS STARTED Law, Order Probe Is Opened by Board In Sacramento Bad News For Popeye, jThe Sailor! SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 19. highway patrol- men led the homeward journey Tuesday of nearly 200 CIO min- ers and their families, encamped tiere at state expense since as- serted "vigilante" groups drove them from Grass Valley and Ne- vada City more than a week ago. "City" Dismantled As the motorcade swung into line behind the patrol car leading the procession, State Relief Ad- ministrator Harold Pomeroy or- dered the tented city dismantled. "We are all thourgh playing he said. He rejected a request that the camp be kept intact until it was determined how the group would be received. Chief E. Raymond Cato said he had issued orders to the sqund of eight officers to "take these people wherever they want to go." The decision to return to their homes after fleeing the Sierra mining communities and th a state administration emergency camp here came after a night-long mass meeting. Hearing Started The return was timed to co- incide with opening of a hearing in which a fact-finding commit- tee appointed by Gov. Frank F. Merriam will investigate C.I.O charges that "law and order have ceased to exist in Nevada county" and that peace officers are in league with vigilantes bent on smashing their union. MAJOR BATTLES FACINGORIENT Japanese Premier Not To Resign Post SHANGHAI, Wednesday, April 20. (U.R) Vanguards of Chinese and Japanese estimated by the Chinese war-office spokes- man in Hankow to total men, were locked in two major battles in Central China today. Both sides claimed victories. A Japanese spokesman said 'one of the fiercest battles of the war was raging in south Shansi province" where the Japanese had assumed the offensive follow- ing a Chinese invasion of the Pact Is Rushed Duce Seeks New Ally Against Hitler? ROME, April Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano and the French charge d'affaires Tuesday agreed on a formula for negotiating an Halo-French treaty of friendship which mav be rushed to conclusion before Fuehrer Adolf Hitler arrives here May 3 on a state visit. The quickness with which Pre- mier Benito Mussolini accepted France's offer to negotiate led diplomats to believe that II Duce would like to greet Der Fuehrer with the basis of a new Stresa front to bulwark European peace. Hold-up of Gambler To Regain Lost Cash Not Termed Robbery SAN FRANCISCO, April 19. state supreme court ruled Tuesday that holdup with a gun is not a robbery when the person taking the money is recovering money lost at gam- bling. The high court reversed a decision of the Los Angeles su- perior court convicting Dave Rosen of Long Beach of rob- bing a tango game operator of League of Nations Arms Aid Is Asked April 19.   Loyalist Spain made a desperate effort before the League of Na- tions Tuesday to obtain arms and ammunition from abroad. BUBBLE DANCER SUICIDES BUTTE, JWont.. April Ray Giroux, step-father of Thais Giroux, bubble dancer who plunged five stories to death, in New York Tuesday, said Tuesday night she would be buried in New York beside her mother. of Splnachi Can't J EB Depended DALLAS, Texas, April one eats spinach he has no assurance that he will have sufficient iron to win his next fight. To be sure of his prowess he must employ a chemist to analyze the soil on which the spinach was grown. This was the opinion of two professors from the University of Colorado, Glen Waike- ham and A. H. Word, given to the American Chemical Society Tuesday. Their report on the mineral content of fruits, vegetables and cont< it grains was dietiticiaijs-'' eral content practically This the "Some contain nearl samples. To stance is unless the analyzed ighly critical of doctors and loosely assume that the min- f any standard food would be iifrariable." products' ire sa i TIC for is week-end. "Major General Matsu's column in southeast Shansi routed Chinese near the spokesman said. "The Chinese retreated in disorder after a battle which lasted seven hours. They left 2000 corpses." Chinese in Shanghai were downcast at news from Tokyo that the Japanese premier, Prince Fumimaro Konoye, does not in- tend to resign. They had hoped he would leave office rather than submit to the demands of the Japanese extreme militarists who are determined to carry the war with China through to a knock- out victory. American Planes Smuggled to Spain LOS ANGELES, April reputed plot to smuggle United States-built airplanes to loyalist Spain with the conniv- ance of the Spanish ambassador to Mexico was disclosed Tuesday in a federal grand jury indict- ment, charging violation of the neutrality act. The indictment was returned secretly several weeks ago against a Mexican citizen of Ger- man extraction. Mansion for McNutt Protested by Solons WASHINGTON, April High Commissioner Paul V. McNutt's desire for a official residence in Man- ila indicates that he may seek to "tear down the White House because it is too small" when and if he becomes president, Rep. Albert J. Engel, R., Mich., said Tuesday. Ridiculing the proposed con- struction, Engel charged in a house speech that "17 acres of land are being built in 38 feet of water" for a building site, al- though the high commissioner had testified that other sites are available. Snowslide Blocks SP Near Coif ax COLFAX, Cat, April main line of the Southern Pacific railroad was blocked Tuesday night by a large .snow- slide at Cisco which crushed more than 100 feet of snowshed. Railroad men said the line would be tied up probably thnwghoul the night. Both eastbound and westbound transcontinental trains were stalled. A crew of 125 men was sent into the mountain area to clear the wreckage. The slide was 30 feet deep when it struck the snow shed. ______, Germany Observes Hitler's Birthday With New Frenzies BERLIN, April 19. Truckloads of gifts, ranging from wood carvings to fcaby clothes, arrived at the chan- cellory Tuesday night as Germans of the new "Greater Reich" prepared for rousing demonstrations Wed- nesday in celebration of Fuehrer Adolf. Hitler's 49th birthday. Nazi leaders, arranging a flamboyant military spectacle along Unter Den Linden as the highlight of the celebration, said it would be "the happiest birthday" of Hitler's life be-, cause of his recent of Austria. pbfv "Says Scientist depends on the soil on which grown, they said, iples of spinach, for example, ten times as much iron as other say'that any standard food sub- in minerals' has no meaning, particular sample has been 3-mineral they said. CLIMBS HifiHER Sierra Causing Is The Truckee River Tuesday continued its upwalrd climb as the spring run-off from the Sierra increased in velocity, sending an estimated 4000 second ieet of water surging through Reno. The stream, swollen and mud- died by the run-off, was break- ing from its banks and spreading over low farming land in the Glendaie district. In Reno the south Wingfield park bridge, un- dermined by the December floods, was-closed to traffic as a safety precaution. Preparations were also being made to place addi- tional sandbags along the low- lying park if necessary. Warm Weather Blamed Unusually warm temperatures in the high Sierra were also blamed Tuesday night for a snow- slide between Troy and Crystal Lake which blocked the main Southern Pacific lines. Details of the slide were unknown at the dispatcher's office in Sparks, but a delay of from six to seven hours was forecast. The rise in 'the river appar- ently had done little damage to (See Truckee, page 5, column 1) Deep Sea Fishermen Call Strike Tuesday Cal., April strike of local deep sea fishermen was ordered Tuesday night following admass meeting of members of the United Fisher- men of the'Pacific, at which it was voted to demand a closed shop from canneries. MOVIE FORTUNE BAEYJHRUNK? Coogan's Mother Says 4 Million a Myth HOLLYWOOD, April The movie fortune which Jackie Coogan has never seen shrank enormously Tuesday night when his mother contended that his total past screen earnings amounted to and not the he is seeking from her. amount was set forth in an affidavit Mrs. Lillian Coogan Bernstein filed in opposition to her sort's demand for apppintment of a restraining enjoining ner "ana "her from- 'disposing property. jg statements she deposition hearing m.ui.-ua.y, Bernstein insisted that the wealth she controls is lawfully hers with the exception of' some personal effects belong- ing to her son. The affidavit stated that Jackie had earned between and after he became of age and while he was still living at home, and that he had kept all of these earnings. She denied that she or her second husband had "squandered, dissipated or secreted" any of her son's property. of Re-itera made 'at Monday, Codreanu Sentenced To Six-Month Term BUCHAREST, April Zelea Codre- anu, leader of more than Fascist iron guards who was ar- rested in an alleged armed plot to overthrow King Carol II, was sentenced Tuesday night to six months imprisonment on charges of slander. The 38-year-old arch foe of Carol, charged 'with plotting to establish himself as Rumania's dictator, was convicted speedily before a court martial on charges of sending an insulting letter to Prof. Nicholas Jorga, former cab- inet member. Free Violin Lessons Offered By Nevada State Joarnal-KOH DON RICHARDS He'll Train Winners IE HAVE FRANCOCLAIMS Insurgents in Sudden Attack Win BURGOS, Spain, April Francisco Fran- won the tonight attacked in a radio speech "certain Chris- tian democracies" for aligning themselves with international communism in support of the Spanish loyalists. Franco made his broadcast from "somewhere on Aragon soil" to Spaniards al- ready under his control on the first anniversary of his decree unifying the various political ele- ments of nationalist Spain. He promised severe punish- ment for "foreign enemies" fight- ing on Spanish soil and turned to an attack on foreign democra- cies. Don Richards Signed To Give Winners Free Course We're looking for musical tal- In'order to Reno boy and girl an opportunity to fur- ther their studies in violin, Tht Nevada State Journal and Radio Station KOH have obtained the services of Don Richards, who will give the winners of a talent play-off a full course free of charge. This is really no contest, for winners will be selected by thoir ability alone. Those wanting this course must be under 16 years of age. To en- ter, simply send your name to The Nevada State Journal. You will then be notified when to ap pear for an audition over KOH. However, your application must be in by April 30. The radio audi- tion has been tentatively set for May 3. This free course under a very capable instructor may extend over a period of one full year depending upon the progress and ability shown by the winners. Don Richards is well known in Reno and the nation as a whole as he was connected at one with both NBC and CBS in New York. He was in charge of the Sanka Coffee hour, gave violin solos over the Loew circuit, was with Pavlowa's troupe, and re- cently has been heard over KOH. He also will soon have charge of Club Esquire here. Further details-: will appear in The Journal, and will be broad- cast over KOH. But don't delay in "sending 'your name'to The Journal! Sacret War Pact With Britain Is Possible WASHINGTON, April David I. Walsh, p., Mass., of the senate naval affairs on the sen- ate floor Tuesday that "it is pos- sible, it is that the United States may have a secret agreement with Great Britain for nava} cooperation. "But I haye no reason to think that either the president or the state department has any under- standing along the lines suggest- he said. Girl Who May Rule British Denied Long Dresses On 12th Birthday LONDON, April 19. The child who may become ruler of the British empire pleaded with her mother Tues- day for permission to wear a "grown-up girl's dress on her 12th birthday Thursday instead of the customary knee-length frock. v Princess Elizabeth wants to don longer dresses and stock- ings and wear different colors from her sister; Margaret Rose, who is -bat Queen Eliz- abeth has -decided that ahe must wait another year at least. The golden haired girl's dis- appointment over this im- portant childhood problem, however, will not dampen her enthusiasm for the big event on Thursday, which Elizabeth has arranged virtually herself. She selected her own guests, the invitations and Chose the films which will he shown at the party, including, of White." SURPRISE ATTACK IN SOUTH DEFEATS LOYALISTS H E N D A Y E, Franco-Spanish Frontier, April gent troops struck south instead of north along the Mediterranean coast Tuesday night in a surprise move to take Valencia and cut Madrid's main artery of supplier. The surprise thrust, catching the loyalists unprepared as they mustered all available manpower for a last-stand defense of Tor- tosa on the Ebro delta, widened the insurgents' hold on the coast to 40 miles and brought them to within 30 miles of the seaport of Castellon. Teamsters Seek to Starve Out Crew OAKLAND, Cal., April Federation of Labor teamsters and independent Sail- ors' Union of the Pacific seamen Tuesday threw a tight blockade around the Shepard Line freight- er Sea Thrush in a move that threatened to "starve out" the National Maritime Union sailors aboard the ship. Comedian Clyde Cook In Fight With Lawyer HOLLYWOOD, April divorce trial suddenly flared into a two-punch fist fight in Los Angeles superior court Tuesday when Clyde Australian screen comedian, traded blows with his wife's attorney, Joseph J. Cummings. Cook, who is being sued by his wife, Alice, received a punch on the jaw and Cummings a bloody nose before spectators quickly separated them. SIGHTS SUBMARINE MANILA, Wednesday, April 20. American resident of Calayan island, between Luzon and Formosa, repotted 40day that he had sighted an unidenified subtgariite loitering off shore. FDR Pledges Aid Relief Appropriation To Be Rushed WASHINGTON, April President Roosevelt Tuesday pledged that there will be no delay in starting his new recovery-relief drive after congress appropriates the money He also disclosed at his press conference that he is continuing efforts to negotiate a truce be- tween the government and the public utility industry and said that some progress has been made. NEW CLUES OF MISSING MAN AREJLOCATED Mystery Deepens as Wife's Story-Is. Discredited' GARDEN CITY, N. V April 19. (UR) Nassau couiuv police Tuesday night discovered new clues of the airplane disappear- ance of Andrew Carnegie Whit- field Friday when a search of a hotel room occupied by a man who registered as Albert C. White revealed two legal docu- ments bearing the full name of the missing man. A suitcase and a black over- coat bore the initials A. C. W. Detective Sergeant Frank Gor- man of the Nassau'police refused to reveal the contents of the docu- ments but said that they had a "bearing" on the case. Missing Since Friday Whitfield, nephew of Mrs. An- drew Carnegie, has not been, heard from 'since shortly after noon Friday when he took off from Roosevelt Field in his Tay- lor Cub monoplane with the stated purpose of flying to Brent- wood airport, 20 miles cast on Long Island. Police said that if "White" was Whitfield, the facts learned at the hotel were at variance with state- ments of the missing man's wife, to whom he had been married about a year. She said he left their New York home at 9 a, m. Friday, apparently going directly to. he took off ai p. m. According to the information gained at the Garden City hotel the man registering as A. C. White came in at a. m. Friday and was assigned Room 314, for which he paid in advance. Fifteen min- utes later he made a phone call to New York, to the address where the Whitficlds live. Was Acting Strangely About 10 a. m. Friday one of the hotel chambermaids noticed the man in a hallway. She and two bellhops said he appeared to be acting strangely. He left the hotel at a. m., saying nothing about not returning. Four Lives Lost in New Spokane Flood SPOKANE, Wash., April waters harassed the Pacific northwest and parts of Canada Tuesday night, doing damage estimated at hundreds of thousands of dollars and taking four lives. Northern Idaho was hardest hit. A dike at Coeur d'Alene burst from the pressure of an extra load of water and drowned Jack Cochran, 25, and John Ojar, both of Roselake. In British Columbia a boy and a man lost their lives as a result of heavy rains and melting snow. Anglo-Italian Pact Is Approved by FD WASHINGTON, April President Roosevelt Tuesday approved the new Anglo-Italian pact, not because of its political implications but, he said, because it proves that nations of the strife-torn world can settle their differences without resort to war. Fisher, Batch Strike Is Settled Tuesday FLINT, Mich., April A labor dispute which had para- lyzed Fisher Body Plant No. 1 and the Buick Motor Company assembly line was settled Tues- day night, but elsewhere on the troubled Michigan labor front a new strike broke out and seven others were in progress. President Homer Martin of the United Automobile Workers un- ion called off a dues-collection drive which had forced shutdown of the Fisher plant. Because of lack of bodies, the Buick line closed, throwing more than men out of work during the two- day dispute. Boys Found Slain SEATTLE, April searching party Tuesday night found the bodies of Herbert and William Barrett, young sons of Joseph Barrett, 38, Auburn WPA worker, and sheriff's of- ficers said they had been killed by their father shortly before he committed suicide. FREIGHTER IS STRUCK NEW YORK, April Radio Corporation of America re- ported Tuesday night that the. freighter, David H. Atwater, had been struck by the fishrng schooner, Orion, and was asking for assistance. KING CAROL ILL- BUCHAREST, April It was announced Tuesday that King Carol is suffering -vith in- fluenza and would be confined to bed for some time. WELL, I'LL TELL YOU- A lotta private citizens of work but a politician ways get a job on one of them i n v e s 11 gatin' c o m rn i t te e s. They're costin' the taxpayer a lotta money, but there's some satisfac- tion in knowin that t h e y' rp earning it. My Uncle Hod is, a politi- cian down home and the other day he wrote me a letter and said, "I've got a job on one of them investigatin' committees and I was never so busy m my life. When I ain't investigatin' I'm busy dodging the committee that's investigatin' me." NEWSPAPER!   

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