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   Nevada State Journal (Newspaper) - August 24, 1938, Reno, Nevada                                You Never Saw a Man Get Insomnia Hanging Onto a Pair of Plow-handles From Sun-Up Until Dark NEVADA, THE One Sound State MeUafoa O outnaf GOOD MORNING The feather Today Will Be Cooler Yesterday: High 83. Low S3 Full Details on Page 9 VOL. LXVII. NO. 288. ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER 23. 1870 RENO, NEVADA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1938 OP rtnt ONITED eiuaa ASSOCIATIONS 12 PAGES TODAY FRANK HAWKS DIES IN CRASH GOOD MORNING Hospital Suit Reno's Bank Recession Receding Frank Hawks By JACK RUTLEDGE RENO SHOULD WATCH with interest the legal action to be taken today by Dr. B. H. Caples, one'of the city's most prominent doctors, in forcing the Washoe General Hospital to give medical aid to women patienti, suffering from venereal dijeases. The details of Dr. Caples' action are carried more fully in a news story on this page, and on page 2 in a letter he wrote The Journal. Briefly, he charges certain offi- cials with refusing to give aid on the grounds the hospital was crowded. He further charges the hospital was NOT overcrowded at the time. He says an official sug- gested one woman patient be or- dered out of town: Tie Washoe General Hospital is a splendid institution. It is well equipped, and generally well op- erated. That does not mean cer- tain changes might not be made to improve it, corrections made in operation. If Dr. Caples is cor- rect in his statement the hos- pital refuses medical aid to cer- tain patients, that should be cor- rected immediately. The attitude of certain hospital employes in flatly refusing to give informa- tion to newspapers is another thing that might be changed. Dr. Caples, as weve said be- fore, should be commended for his civic-mindedness, for contrib- uting his time and efforts in be- half of state venereal control. AS WE MENTIONED here a few weeks ago, Reno is going to get a new bank. Official con- firmation was mads Tuesday. There is also a- strong possibility a third bank may be opened Again, more complete details Ere carried in a news story on this page. The present banking facilities are adequate, possibly, and there can be no complaint about the strong and popular First National Nevertheless, another bank in Reno is welcomed, as is any new enterprise. "The new bank is even more welcome because so many local persons are interested in it, are aiding in-its financing. WHEN THE LAST depression began to lose its grip on America one of the first indications of re- turning prosperity was. the sud- den increase in the number of magazines published coun- try. Neve of several new publica- tions, including a "quality" mag- azine devoted to photography, is beginning to circulate and nat- urally leads one to hope optimisti- cally the present recession is los- ing its hold on America. It's an encouraging sign, any- way. Doctor Seeks Legal Action Hospital WOMEN DENIED AID1NWASHOE HOSPITAL HERE Dr. Caples Will Seek To Force Help For Patients V NEVADA SHOULD BE in- creasingly glad of its sane tax structure, of the absence of nui- sance taxes and others more strin- gent. Our neighboring state of Cal- ifornia is less fortunate, is one of the most tax-ridden states in the Union. Citizens are irked (among other things) by the sales tax. We noticed a sign over a cash register in a cafe the other day. a sign which gives an insight into the attitude of the taxpayers: "Dont forget the damn tax." FRANK HAWKS, one of the na- tion's greatest and most popular plane accident His death is a dis- tinct loss to the United States, pilots, died yesterday in an sir- He had retired from active par- ticipation in races, hi setting new records, but was still prominent in flying circles. But Frank Hawks died as he wanted to die. He predicted his own death in 1930. "I expert to die in an he told a friend the night before he took off OP a record-breaking flight io frew York, a trip he made in less than 13 hours. "I feel happy if I don't." See Dr. Caples Letter, Pg. 2) Mandamus proceedings com- pelling the, Washoe General Hospital' btfard to give accomoda- tions and treatment to persons infested with syphilis will be in- stituted Wednesday by Dr. B. H. Caples, state director of the venereal disease control board. The physician will ask District Attorney Ernest Brown to begin action following his public state- ment in which he charged that the hospital refused to admit a negro woman infected with syph- ilis on grounds there was "no room Caples said that two others were put out of the hospital de- spite the fact that they were supposedly in quarantine. Refuted Admittance Two members of the board Tuesday night denied that Sec- retary John Hickey was acting for the entire group in refusing admittance to the .The denials followed issuance ,of the-statement by Caples that refused the woman'-ad- mittance to the hospital for treat- ment and suggested that police give her a "floater." A "floater" is usually given to transients and vagrants warning them to leave the city and not return. Sees Health Menace Caples said that Dr. George Cann and Superintendent John Kennr-' had assured him that there was ample space to take care of the women. Tho physician said that his own investigate c confirmed this. "Such action was not only a violation of the woman's legal right to Dr. Caples said, "but created a public health menace." Cmmtew Reventlow ..together MI another Will they make up? That ques- tion is iflked by friends of Count 'and Countess Kurt, HEUgwiti- the former, Barbara ttutton, Woolworth couple's surprise meeting at Venice, Italy The Woolworth heiress recently obtained s. legal separation in toe Danish courts. Central Press Aid Demanded G-Men Refuse to Aid Nazi, Red Probe WASHINGTON, Aug. house committee investi- gating un-American activities, re- vealing that the justice depart- ment refused assistance of G- men, Tuesday nighit asked Presi- dent Roosevelt to direct federal agencies to aid in its inquiry into nazism, fascism, communism and other movements. Because of the justice depart- ment's alleged refusal to assign federal agents and other person- nel, Martin Dies, D., Tex., asked Roosevelt to have that branch and the Works Progress Adminis- tration add 12 investigators, at least one attorney, and some stenographers to their payrolls for the committee's uie. DUCE SENDING AIDJQSPAIN Regular Army Men to Replace Volunteers LONDON, Aug. 23. Italian government has .formally admitted to the British charge d' affaires in Rome that it has been sending new reinforcements fascist legionnaires and war ma- terials to the nationalist armies in Spain, it was disclosed1 Tues- day night. Italy said that "drafts" of of- ficers and soldiers of Hie Italian regular army have been sent to Spain to replace blackshirt vol- unteers, killed and wounded hi recent fighting. Premier Benito Mussolini's out- right admission of his increased military participation in the Spanish conflict ripped away re- maining shreds of the piction of "non-intervention" and threaten- ed the Anglo-Italian pact of friendship.. Congratulations To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Carlson, Tonopah, on the birth of a seven- pound at the Nye County Hospital. 17-Year-Old Girl Regains Memory When She Sees Brother In Films HOLLYWOOD, Aug. An almost incredible story of a 17-year-old girl regaining her memory at the sight of her twin brother's face on the screen was told Tuesday night by Hally Chester, one of the "Dead End" kids of stage and films. The young actor said his twin sister, Repatsky, mifsing from her home for more than two years, had been reunited with her sister, Mrs. G. Marcus of 1650 President steeet, Brok- lyn, because she saw him in "Little Tough Guy." Apparently suffering from amnesia, the girl disappeared in April of 1936 while-returning home from Lincoln high "school in Brooklyn. ing on the New'York stage, said he spent hundreds of 'dol- trying to find tier 'but das- covered no trace until received a tekfran from her in New York. In it, she told of dropping into the Hivoli theater ,in. New to see "Little Tough she saw his face fluh .09 the screen, she said she recalled IMF identity. WITNESS HEARD HINES PROMISE AID FOR BRIBE Racket Czar Hurt by Testimony Tuesday In Dewey Probe NEW YORK, Aug. From the side of George Wein berg's sardonic mouth Tuesday came the most damaging word yet uttered in the trial cf James J. Hines, Tammany boss, describ ed by the racketeer witness as a judge fixer and recipient of or more a week from the 000 policy racket dominated by Dutch Schultz. Weinberg, who turned state's evidence against the powerful district leader, testified that he personally paid the to Hmes and once heard Magistrate Hulon Capshaw tell the Tammany boss "I haven't failed you take care of -this." The reference, he said, was to a "very important" case in which Schultz henchmen faced imprison- Dismissed The case was dismissed five days later when it came to Cap- shaw's wurt, Weinberg testified Weiriberg said he was present when'Hmes talked to Capshaw suspended pending outcome oj this trial___ along with Former .Attorney 'William C. Bodge and the late Magistrate Francis JV Erwin, been named by Dewey as having been "bribed, intimidated or influenc- ed" by Hines, Capshaw, appoint- ed by Former Mayor James J. Walker, is listed in the social register. Went to HiiMt The hatchet-faced Weinberg, a lieutenant of the since slam Schultz, testified that he was one of the 15 men arrested in the fixed case. Freed on bail, ne went immediately to Hines, to whom he explained the case, in which police had caught the 15 on Thanksgiving eve in 1932, seated around a table counting policy slips. "He jaid to see if we could have the case postponed until Capshaw was related. "I Capshaw was a tough judge Hines 'if I don't think he was OK I wouldn't tell you that.' That night, he said, they found Capshaw at Andrew B. Keating's Tammany club in Harlem. The fix followed. Mad Butcher? Clues Lead Police to Suspect CLEVELAND, Aug. Police Tuesday night started a search for a man described to them by a junk dealer as the purchaser of a quilt in which parts of the body of a victim of the "mad butcher of Kingsbury Run" were found a week ago. The 56 year old junk dealer first denied, then- admitted that he knew about the authorities believe is their most tangible' cljc to the mad slayer whp had killed 13 men and women in lour years Charles Damyn, ft barber who told police that he owned the quilt five weeks ago and filially gave it to "a swarthy identified the Jujik man ar- rested Tuesday night as the man who took the quilt from him. Swing Create Riot 12 Famous Dance Sands Attract Huge Crowd of 'Jitterbugs' CHICAGO, Aug. special sum- mons to central police headquarters called it a riot. The sponsoring Chicago New Century Com- mittee and Chicago Times called it the greatest mass "swing" show in history, with 12 nation- ally famous swing bands "sending" from a 100- foot platform. The "jitterbugs" knew only tha.t the "cats were sending" and it was time for the "alli- gators to "shine." It attracted swing fans of all ages, races and creeds to spacious Soldier Field. The riot call to headquarters sent 500 police- men, all available in downtown precincts, to the stadium at the edge of Lake Michigan. Peace was restored because any jitterbugs will admit that "peace, it's RENO WILL GET SECOND BANK Third Is Indicated; Tobin Files The first of two proposed bank- ing institutions became a reality Tuesday when articles of incor- poration were filed with Secre- tary of State Malcolm McEachin by a group of business men head- ed by Walter J. Tobm. The new bank will be known as the Security Bank and Trust ompany.and will have a capital stock of with a surplus of The firm will open 'or business about .September 15. Schmiit Silent Tentative.jplans haye by1 'Headed >y Leo F. to >ank here- some time ihw- Schmitt is Several closed banks in Nevada. The Security Bank and Trflst Company wjll occupy the Stack Building on Second Street and will be managed by Tobin, who was receiver for the Reno Na- ional Bank and formerly con- nected with banking firms in Min- nesota and Montana. Directors will meet this week o elect officers. Among the di- rectors are Tobin, Lester D. Sum- merfield. R. L. Douglas, N. H. Getchell and Stuart Williams, all of Reno; M. L. Armanko, Henry Hennett, B. M. Carlisle and Henry Trevor, of San Francisco. Other stockholders include Nor- man Biltz, Charles Browh, Charles Bredhoff, A. M. Larsen, Pierre Mire, Nick M. H. Wallace, Ballon, and George Springmeyer. The bank will make immediate application for membership in the federal Deposit Insurance Col- poration. The firm will handle ;eneral banking and trust busi- ness. Fatal Prison Cells Are Worse Than 'Black Hole' Philadelphia's Jail Attaqked by Official; 4 Men Die There Monday After Strike PHILADELPHIA, Aug. Charles M. Hersch Tuesday night branded Philadelphia county prison's tiny isolation cells, where four mutinous convicts died violent death, as "worse than the Black Hole of Calcutta." The coroner visited the prison for four hours. The cells he visited are known in prison parlance as "Klondike narrow, dark and equipped with only a bowl and a water spigot, In two of them four men were found nearly dead early Monday after a five-day hunger strike against the monotony of prison fare. Three other investigations were started under the direction of the city homicide squad, the district attorney's office and the state de- partraentjrf welfare. the cor- oner "but ,that met their deaths by_ Their hands are shriveled, indicating immersion in hot water or steam. Furthermore, I am not satisfied with any of 'the stories I have read." The naked bodies of the four victims were .found in the small cells where Jhfe leaders of 650 orig- inal hunger strikers were con- fined. The strike began Wednes- day night in protest against the monotony of fried eggplant, ham- burger and macaroni.' Frank Capra's Son Dies in Hollywood HOLLYWOOD, Aug. John Capra, 3-year-old Km of Frank Capra, well known screen lirector, died in a private hospital fuesday niglit following- a tonsi- ectomy earlier in the day. The boy underwent the oper- atioa after being ill a ftar i Mrs. Krueger Much Better in Hospital UOLLYWOOD, Aug." Mrs. Smita Krueger, wife of Karl Krueger, Kansas City symphony onductor, was reported definitely mproved Tuesday night in Good iamantan hospital where she has ain near death from gunshot ounds inflicted by Charles E. McDonald, estranged husband of ler maid. Attaches said she she was "bet- er than she has been at any tune she was wounded" and riends construed this as a sign hat she may have weathered the crisis. physician, Dr. Law- rence Chaffin, was more cautious, leclaring she was still "a very sick although somewhat improved. 3 Prominent Doctors Mwrdered in San Jose SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Aug. 23. socially prominent doctors were murdered Tuesday night, apparently by the same person. They were Dr. Moreno Canat, Dr. Manuel Echandi and Dr. Ger- man Meiner. One suspect was Held. First that the assailant attacked the men in, their own No motive was Mother Arrested I Son Died of Rupture ,Of Appendix LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23.-MU.F9 Sheriffs Tuesday night arrested on manslaughter charges the mother of a 9-year-old boy who died of a, ruptured appendix after, she refused to approve an operation. Rev. Wilbur Alvis, pastor of the Highland Park Apostolic Church, also was taken into cus- tody on a warrant issued after the county grandyjury named him and Mrs. Lillian Volstad in in- dictments late today. The, boy, Francis Warren Vol- stad, died 'Aug. 8 in General Hos- pital where he had been removed on court order after his mother had refused to heed advice of physicians and agree to an opera- tion. Hungary Will be Allowed to Rearm BLED, Yugoslavia, Aug. little entente nations of Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and Rou mania Tuesday tore up the post-war trianon treaty's military restrictions1 and permitted Hun- gary to rearm, on condition that she will refrain from using her new strength to settle political quarrels. HORSE BUCKS -Mary Astor, 'popular film star, was seriously injured Tuesday when thrown by a horse at Santa Monica. MARY ASTOR IS INJURED Film Star Is From Horse SANTA MONICA, Cal., Aug. Astor, dark-hair- ed film star, was injured day when she was thrown from a horse she had mounted at the Riviera Country club to ride to an MGM movie location at near- by Uplifters ranch. She suffered injuries to her back and hip. Miss Aster's husband, Manuel del Campo, to whom she was married shortly after conclusion of her famous "lavender diary" child custody case with her form- er husband, Dr. Franklin Thorpe, took the star to Santa Monica hospital. Dr. Samuel Hirschfield, her later re- ported x-rays showed no broken bones, but he ordered the actress to stay in bed for two or three days. Witnesses said Miss Astor had just mounted her horse, "Gray Jack" when the animal shied at passing automobile. Nazis List Jewish Names Banned; Abner, Bud, Danny Taboo BERLIN, interior ministry'Tuesday nfght released a list of. names it recanted as typically .Jewish, and-ordered Aryans to. stop, using them. 1 The. names included, Jonathan; Abigail, Denny, Bud, Dan and Uriel. the 188 male names WWe AlUMMT, MM Of legendary Wandering Jew; Abi- melech, Awigdor, Chaggai, Cha- nanjehabeJcuk, Sichem, Isobeth, Sch'piichuana, Malchisua, Beph- anja and Tewele. Female names included Jeza- bel, Chinke, Schaemche, Sprinze, Reitzsche, Cheighe, Jachewad. Jeatdja, Gingendel and Hitzel. There wipe 91. FAMOUS FLIER SHOWING OFF NEWWLANE Passenger Also Diesf Hawk. Wa. Noted Speed Pilot BUJTACO, N. Y., Aug. Commander Frank Hawks, noted speed flier and vice-presi- dent of the Gwinn Aircar Com- pany of Buffalo, and J. Hazard Campbell, well-known Buffalo sportsman, died in a Buffalo hospi- tal Tuesday night from burn' received when the plane in which they were taking off a polo field in nearby East Aurora, crashed and wag destroyed by The death of the famous flier former holder of the transconti- nental speed record came a little than three hours the plane ha was crashed. Campbell two hours later. There were no eye-witnesses to the tragedy. Among the first to reach-the scene of the crash was George Schneckenburger of East Aurora. Schneckenburger said there was very, little of the plane left when he reached it. The wheels of the Qwlnn Aircar, stripped electric and tele- phone wires from poles, and tie craft plunged to the (round about 50 feet away. "I guess the whole thing hap- pened so quickly that neither man had a chance to fight the fiie. The flames ate up everything except the bare skeleton of the Schneckenburger said. J. K, Nitterauer, treasurer of the Gwinn concern, said the small plane which Hawks was flying, known as an "aircar" failed to gain altitude and became en- snared in some electric wires. Coming in contact with the wires he said, the ship caught fire and hurtled, nose-over-tail, to the ground. Hawks gave up his record breaking attempts when he ac- cepted a "desk" job with Gwinn company about a year ago. Warehouse Warfare Is Still Unsettled SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. San Francisco distributors and the C. I. O. International .longshoremen's and Warehouse- men's Union discussed their ware- louse warfare for 45 minutes late Tuesday without reaching a peace agreement. WELL, I'll Tell You- By BOB BURNH I never saw a big, successful executive that was chicken-heart- ed. A man in that position has'ta. hire and fire a lot of people and while any- body can hire, you h a v e't a have a pretty stoney heart to fire a man. I often think that's the rea- son my folks never went in much for big business. They're jest naturally too tender hearted. I was on Uncle porch one day in August when we saw a man come tnidgin' wearily down a hot, dusty road and when he reached the front of the house, he stopped wiped the sweat from his i asked how far it was into- Vj Buren. Uncle Sanky said about a half mile, brother.'i After the man'd gone, If "Uncle Sanky, you know it'jj titan a half a mile into renl" And Uncle "Yes, but he was fella and he looked so I didn't have the heart to] It was four miles."   

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