Reno Evening Gazette, January 3, 1933

Reno Evening Gazette

January 03, 1933

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Reno Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - January 3, 1933, Reno, Nevada COLDER WEATHER And cloudy skies seen for tonight; FA1B TOMORROW METALS Bar New York up York... spot 5; future 8V. York 3.00; East St. Louis 2.87. St. Louis.............3.13 FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR TEN PAGES RENO, -NEVADA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1933 i TEN PAGES NO. 2 RELIEF BILL Screen Star Dies IN HOUSE 10DAY Minimum Price on Products Would Be Established by Emergency Measure Might Be Possible to Reach Vote This Week Is View Of Speaker Garner WASHINGTON, man Jones today introduced the emergency farm relief bill prepared by the house agriculture committee to establish minimum prices on wheat, cotton, tobacco, and hogs. ASK PREFERRED STATUS The bill was introduced shortly be- fore a meeting of the committee to act finally on the measure. Jones ex- pected it to be reported to the house before adjournment. "I' will ask the rules committee to- morrow for a resolution to give the bill a privileged status so that we can proceed with its consideration Thurs- Jones said. Speaker Garner said he thought it best not to limit discussion but to tjermlt the house to debate the bill freely. Garner said it might be possible to reach a final vote this week. LaGUARDIA HAS AMENDMENT Meanwhile, Representative LaGuar- dia (R., N. Y.) said he was consider- ing an amendment to fix prices def- initely In the bill. The present plan would seek to guarantee a pre-war value to the farmer by levying and distributing to him a tax on process- Ine. The bill as introduced by Jones would increase tariff duties on the four commodities by the amount of the processing taxes levied. Since at present there Is no duty on short sta- ple cotton, a tariff of five cents a pound would be applied. In a last-minute change proposed by Representative Fulmer (D., S. the five-cents-a-pound cotton tariff also would be levied against Jute to prevent its substitution for cotton and to stimulate the use of cotton for bagging. "SALES SAYS SCHAFER In the meantime, the assertion that the domestic farm allotment measure was a "monstrous super-sales was made today on the house floor by Representative Schafer (R., Wis.) "Governor Roosevelt was represent ed as being horrified at the tion of a manufacturers' sales Schafer said. "This is a sales tax that will pu an additional tax burden one bil lion dollars a year on the American tho Wisconsin representatlv "I opposed the sales tax las year, but it was picayunish compare' to this one." In a last-minute decision the com mittee authorized that an amend ment be offered when the bill reache the house floor to add rice to th commodities already included, winch are wheat, cotton, tobacco, and hogs ELIMINATE PREVIOUS MEASt'Ri: The committee agreed also to cllm Inate a provision previously included which would have abolished the bllization powers of the farm board "It was thought best not to compli cate this bill with the farm Jones said. "The committee felt. 1 needed more information regarding the board and decided to treat the entire question in a separate bll after we can have some hearings on that subject." Under terms of the bill, at any time that wheat, cotton, and tobacco an below the pre-war price basis, an ad Justment charge is to' be levied on the processing or the commodity suf ficient to bring the price up to the pre-war levels on that portion of the crops which are consumed domestic ally. These premiums would be paid to producers who comply with the re- quirements for a twenty per cen acreage reduction. On hogs, the plan would take ef- fect gradually. At first, cents, would be set as the desired minimum price and the processing tax would equal the difference between this fig- ure and the actual market price Gradually, the minimum price on hogs would mount to fivo cents pound. SEE mm IN OF DOLLAR Idaho Senator May Put Bill As Rider to Some Other Legislative Measure JACK PICKFORD ifc LOS ANGELES, Jan. ability of a settlement out of court of the alimony controversy between Elea- nor Boardman, film actress, and King W. Vidor, screen director, arose today when- a petition was called in su- perior court and It.was stricken from the calendar. Attorneys said the couple was try- Ing to reach an agreement. Miss Boardinan had asked for an allowance of monthly for the support of herself and two children pending xrlal of a suit for separate maintenance in which she charged cruelty and named Betty Hill as co-respondent. Mollisons to Fly, Ocean This Year LONDON, Jan. J. A. Molllson and his wife, Amy John- son, announced today that they in- tend to make a flight together across the North Atlantic some time this year alter.Captain Molltson completes projected solo flight next month to South America, J JACK DEATH AT PARIS TODAY PARIS, Jan. Pickford, brother of Mary Pickford and motion picture actor, died In the American hospital here today. [SICK SINCE OCT. 14 He had been in the hospital since October 14 after suffering a break- down. He was thirty-six years old. Dr. Edmund L. Gros, who attended him, stated that death resulted from i "multiple neuritis which finally af- fceted the brain center." i Mary Pickford, who had .been kept informed of her brother's condition by transatlantic telephone, had ex- pressed a desire to come from Holly- wood to be with him but Dr. Gros told her she could not arrive In time. Jack Pickford went to. the Amer- ican hospital In Paris early in Octo- ber suffering from a breakdown with gastro-intestinal symptoms. At the time he was admitted to the hospital it was said he would take a long rest cure. HORN" IX CANADA HOLLYWOOD, Cal., Jan. Jack Pickford, who died in Paris to- day, was born in Toronto, Canada, August 18, 1896. His real name was John Cnrl Smith, and with his Bisters, Lottie and Mary Smith, lie began his stage career when a child. A traveling company during a per- formance in Toronto needed three children- for a scene, so the fatherless Smith children fitted in so well that they went on the road with the com- pany. Jack and Mary made it a life work, both of them finding that It filled the void in the family income made by their father's death. The family moved to New York in January. 1904, and Jack was educated at the St. Francis military academy while Mary continued on the stage. It was Mary who first used the name of Plckford, not a coined name, but one coming from a family rela- tionship. Jack and Mary were pioneers in the movies, In which the curly locked sister rose to preeminence. Jack Smith was the name in the old Blograph clays of 1909 here, when Jack and Mack Sennett worked Bide by side at five dollars a day. "Tom of the old silent flickers, was the role that Jack at- tracted first real attention In, and others of those early days were "Great and "The Varmint." In July; 1020, Jack became natural- ized and adopted the name of John Carl Pickford, his sister having by that time made the name of Pickford known throughout the cinema world. Jack's first wife was Olive Thomas, who died in Paris, September 10, 1920. Some two years later he married Mari- lyn Miller and they were divorced in 1927. He wedded his third wife, Mary Mulhern, at Del Monte, Cal., in August, 1930. Wheeler Says This Country Must Drop Gold Standard Or Remonetize Silver WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. (7P) Senator Borah, Idaho Republican, is preparing legislation to reduce the purchasing power of the dollar. DISCLOSED IN DEBATE Borah's effort to draft legislation was learned as Increasing senti- ment for consideration of the money question was disclosed in a debbte on currency on the floor, It was believed at the capitol that the Idaho senator might offer hi! legislation as a rider to some other bill coming before the senate this session. Off the floor, Senator Borah told newspapermen he believes the time has come when the currency question must be considered, and If the forthcoming economic conference does not deal with the problem the United States must. The floor debate was started by him when he Interrupted a discussion by Senator Bankhead (D., of the latter's farm, relief legislation to say the American farmer could not re- ceive a fair price for his products with thirty-two nations off the gold standard. BANKIIEAD ASKS LEADERSHIP "We need leadership on this money Bankhead had told the sen- ate. "I am waiting for leadership. If we can get the leadership of the sen- nte interested in the question I will stay here until the late hours of the night to consider it. "I recognize the money problem as the paramount question of the world today." Senator Wheeler (D., said the United States must "either go off the gold standard or remonetlze sil- ver." "Yet we here are afraid to take a position on Wheeler added. -INCREASE SILVER VALlUE Borah brought up the question dur- ing a discussion by Bankhead of his farm relief bill, by asserting that thirty-two nations going off the gold standard had "practically destroyed the hope of our farmers to get a real price for their products." "How are you going to remedy that until you remedy the money situa- Borah asked. "I want to reduce the purchasing power of the Bankhead re- plied, "and Increase the purchasing power of other nations. My view is that the best way to do that is to increase the value of silver." OFFICE OF NEW YORK, Jan. P, O'Brien, staunch Tammany Democrat, was inaugurated -today as mayor of the city of New York, ending the brief non-Tammany administration of Joseph V. McKee. In a long speech in the aldermanic chamber, which was crowded with Tammany supporters and celebrities, including former Governor Alfred E. Smith, O'Brien promised elimination of extravagance and waste and advo- cated retention of the borough and county form of city government. O'Brien was inducted into- office by McKee who as president of the board of aldermen automatically became mayor on the resignation of Jams J. Walker. McKee now resumes his duties as aldermanic president. Tax Reforms with Moves To Relieve Real Estate Owners Coming Sessions in Seven Western States Faced by Many Problems This Year By RALPH H. HEPPB 1'ress Staff Writer SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. Economy and tax reform, with a wide- spread move to relieve real estate of much of the tax burden, are the chief problems before legislatures of seven Far Western states convening this month. FACE HEAVY DEFICITS Faced in several states by heavy de- ficits, which in California is esti- mated as high as the lawmakers are scratching about for new sources of revenue to replace present unproductive ones, and for means to economize all along the line. A general sales tax has drawn at- tention in five states. Political leaders of Idaho, Washing- ton arid Oregon met recently and agreed to urge enactment of a uni- form sales tax in the three states. The move was made to protect local industries from interstate "bootleg- ging" to escape a sales tax. A plan tentatively agreed upon would levy a two per cent tax on re- tail sales and expenditures for labor over a period of twenty-six months, with no increase in selective taxes and no exemptions, Utah and Cali- fornia legislators also are considering a sales tax. PROPERTY TAX IMPORTANT In Oregon, Washington, Utah and Nevada, taxes on real property are matters of major consideration. Governor Julius L. Meier of Oregon abolished the state real property tax last year and the legislature must find a new source of revenue to take its place. Washington voted to limit its real estate tax to forty 'mills, the stats tax commission of Utah recom- mended abolition, of the property tax and in Nevada the council of County Taxpayers' Associations' has recom- mended a thirty-five per cent reduc- tion in the state tax rate. Repeal or amendment of state liquor laws, legalizing of boxing and horse race betting, consolidation of state departments, abandonment of state schols, changes in gasoline tax distribution, branch banking and un- employment relief are some of the other major issues confronting state assemblies. TWO SESSIONS OPEN Legislatures of California and Idaho assembled and started 'organization yesterday. Those in Oregon and Utah meet today. Arizona and Washing- ton legislators gather January 9 and the assembly of Nevada meets Janu- ary 16. California lawmakers, in their init- ial session, indicated a serious intent to reduce the state deficit of be- tween and both by economy and the production of new revenue. Both branches of the legislature started pruning expenses in the conduct of their own business, eliminating some attaches and reduc- ing salaries'of others. Legislators ex- pect to find a gap between present revenues and budget requirements of approximately An investigation of the administra- tion of Gov. James Rolph, under whose government a surplus of has turned into a deficit, variously estimated from to is expected to be pro- posed by the lawmakers. MANY DELINQUENCIES The Idaho legislators are faced with a delinquency in taxes on real estate and the sales tax proposal appeared the remedy, with Gov. C. Ben Ross opposing it in. principle but conced- ing it may be a necessity. Beer is ex- pected to enter the picture, since Idaho has a bone-dry constitution that bans liquor the definition of an intoxicant is left to the legislature. Consolidation of state Sino-Japanese Troops in Battle For Possession of Chinese City FIRE AT VALLEJO CLUB COST FIVE LIVES Claiming; the lives of five men, trapped as they slept, fire swept through the historic Elks' Club at Yailejo, Cal. It is believed that many others may have perished by slipping away to vacant rooms following (he gay New Year's Eve parly. 1'Iioto shows Fire Cliief Dennis Noon and Walter Brcmian, assistant chief, searching the ruins for evidence of ntlicr possible victims. ES TAKE PART IN SIEGE ON China Notifies League But Files No Protest Against Invasion over Great Wall WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. Four convicts who sawed their, way out cells In the Newcastle county workhouse and beat two guards into insensibility today were recaptured a short time later as they hid In other cells. The prisoners, Steve Jancovitz, Dan- iel Jones, John Walen and E. Irving Biddle, offered no resistance, authori- ties said, when police reserves who had been rushed to the scene located them. After cutting their way out of their individual cells, the prisoners sawed the bars at one end of a sec- ond-tier corridor, prison officials said, and dropped to the first floor. There they overpowered Guards Arthur Miller and William Parkhill and beat them unconscious with iron bars wrapped in cloth. Then the four fled to the left wing of the workhouse where they secreted themselves. As soon as the attempted break was discovered, Deputy Wardin Baldwin telephoned the Wilmington police and in less than half an hour the men had been recaptured. WASHINGTON, Jan. bill calling for a privilege tax on manu- facturing and selling in Interstate commerce was Introduced today by Representative McKeown (D., The levy on manufacturers would be fifty dollars for each worth of goods eold in. Interstate commerce. The same rate would apply to whole- salers but the tax for manufacturers who sell direct to the consumer would be one hundred dollars. Chain stores would- also be taxed orie hundred dollars on 'each n commodities sold interstate and the same rate apply to mail order houses. South Bend Bank Robbed SOUTH BEND, Ind., Jan. he Western State Bank of South Bend was held up today by three men 10 BE EXECUTED KOLESNIVOKO, U. S. S. Jan. men were sentenced to death today for the murder of a thir- teen-year-old boy who had exposed them to the authorities as "class enemies." The case was an almost exact paral- lel of the recent murder of two young brothers in the nearby village of Geraimovka under. similar circum- stances. Thirteen-year-old Nikolai Miakotin was waylaid and shot to death by kulaks, independent farmers, whom he had accused of stealing pro- duce and property from the collective farms. Seattle Store Closes SEATTLE, Jan. G. M. Praser, of the Fraser-Patterson com- pany, one of Seattle's oldest depart- ment stores, announced- today the who escaped with between firm, would cease operations after a .nd closing, sale.. Automobile by Christmas Tree No Present as Driver Explains CHICAGO, Marie Anticebuch awoke.from a nap to see n automobile standing beside 'a Christmas tree in her parlor and for moment she wondered why. John H. Smale, a dean of the Lewis nstitute, who at ths wheel; ex- plained that his machine had come right through the wall of the Antice- buch he had swerved to avoid hitting another, car in the street; While he reasoned it wasn't his fault'he agreed 'to pay the damage which was doubly satisfactory to Mrs.' Anticebuch because her husband, Tony, a carpenter, -will get the Job, (Turn to Page WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. Secretary Stimson said at his press conference today that he would re- turn to New York after March 4 and resume law practice with his old firm of Winthrop, Stlmson, Putnam Roberts Allen. T. Kiotz, special assistant to the secretary, left that position today to resume his place with the same law firm. y. CAPE GIBABDEAU, Mo., Jan. unidentified gunmen were shot to death by seven policemen in a pistol battle in a second story flat here today. The men were suspected of a burglary of aj Mprehouse, Mo., last night. _ The police took fingerprints of the men in an effort -to identify them. They men were'members of a gang of burglars operating in Southern, Illinois and Southeast Mis- souri. CHICAGO, Jan. .Mussolini, the Prince of Wales, the president of France, and King.Albert of Belgium were reported today to have been invited to visit Chicago during the world's fair. The invita- tions were reported to have been, for- warded through the state department at Washington at the instance of Na- tional Commander Louis A. Johnson of the American Legion. The legion holds its' national convention here from October 2 to 5. y__ __, LOS' ANGELES, Jan. 3. A police officer was killed and another wounded' in two battles today as hold- up men invaded three theatres and a market, escaping with in cash from two establishments. James H. Narison, Alhambra officer, was mortally wounded during a fight in the Alhambra theatre. The killer escaped-before he could crack a safe containing about Detective Lieutenant J. E. Daniels of Los An- geles was shot in the hand and beaten severely in frustrating the hold-up of a vegetable market. Cashiers in two other theatres were held up, the robbers taking from a Los-.Angeles-show house and from a .theatre- in San .Pedro. The hold-up men escaped before police could arrive. Would Stap Lottery Over Radio Stations WASHINGTON, Jan. house bill to prevent use of broad- casting 'stations Tor advertising lot- iterles" was recommitted by the senate today to its interstate commerce "com? mittee. The action was taken at the request of the committee which is sudying minor amendments asked by the broadcasters. "SWEET ADELINE" COMPOSER HOPIM FOR LUSTY SISTER NEW YORK, Jan. 3. (if) Richard Gerard Husch expressed the hope today that "Sweet Adeline" during the new year might have a sister as lusty, in. the good old barber shop man- ner, as Adeline herself. Air. Husch is a postoffice clerk In Jamaica, Queens, which is utilitarian. He is also the man who wrote the words of "Sweet which is art. "Sweat began Mr. Hnsch, and Ills interrogator chimed in with the inevitable descnfling harmony, "Sweet A- do-linc." "Sweet "continued Huscli, who wrote the song un- der the name Gerard with Harry Armstrong doing tire music, "didn't do as well by us as she might have. She was a girl, you might say, v.'lio didn't start stepping out into the important money until she had left home. "We had her around for a long time, and the best offer we got was ten dollars. A quartet look- ing for a song came over to give the song a listen. Their agent said it was terrible, but the harber shop harmonizers took it anyway. "BuC 'Adeline' didn't go over any too well, and we sold hsr down the river, or down tin pan alley, for about five thousand dollars. From that time on 'Adeline' 'went like a house afire." She was, one concluded, a good girl who "done" her writers WASHINGTON, -Jan. 3. (IP) Ambassador Claudel of France called on the under-secretary of state, Wil- liam Castle, to pay his respects today and said later .he did not discuss war debts. "I dp not expect to discuss the war debt situation for some the ambassador told newspapermen. _ y Oregon Legislators Open Session Today SALEM, Ore., Jan. 3. (jp) As- sembled only for the -two-fold pur- pose of dealing with the problems of taxation and unemployment relief, the Oregon legislature met In special ses- sion here today. Other legislative questions were to be withheld until the regular session, scheduled for January 9. There was considerable doubt, however, whether the special session -could complete .its work with- in. the allotted five days. Gas Cut One Cent NEW YORK, Jan. The Sin- Refining Company, subsidiary .of Consolidated Oil Corporation, today announced a reduction of a gallon 'in the tank wagon and service station price of gasoline in the com- pany's territory. The reduction af- fects all: grades. Both Sides Claim Victory in Attack on Shanhaikwan On Railroad Line BY T1IK ASSOCIATED PRESS Conflicting accounts told today of hostilities between Japanese troops and the Chinese garrison of the walled city of Shanhaikwan. TOKYO RKl'ORTS VICTORY From Tokyo, reports to the Rengo News Ajcncy told of the capture cf the city, which is within the Groat Wall of China, by Japanese, and the retirement of the Chinese defenders to Chinwangt-ao, ten miles away. Chinese sources in both Nanking and Peiping contradicted these re- ports, and stated that the garrison was holding against a Japanese bom- bardment. Both military and naval units were reported participating in the Japan- ese movement, and Japanese sources at Shanghai said the attack on the city was aimed at "elimination" cf Chinese troops in that area. Tho Chinese government at Nan- king announced through its foreign office that the league of nations had been notified but that no protest against Japan had been lodged. Shanhnikwaii is an old border city and a railroad entrance to China, from points North. It is within the famous Great Wall, and the engage- ment marked the first time that Jap- anese forces passed this old barrier. SHELBY, O., Jan. en- tire family was wiped out early today when a fire destroyed their one story home. The dead are: James Miller, thirty-six years old; his %vlfe, Beatrice, twenty-seven; James, Jr., eight; Ethel May, five; Eunice Irene, four; Evelyn, two, and Nanna May, twelve days old. FAMILY WIPED OUT Mrs. Miller and her children were trapped in their beds. Miller died a few hours alter the fire from burns received when he attempted to rescue Ills family from the blazing home. Before he died, Miller told his father-in-law, A. W. McGregor, the fire started when coal oil he was using to kindle the fire exploded, showering the three beds In which the family slept with flaming oil. FIVE DIE IX TEXAS BAP.STOW, Tex., Jan. persons were burned to death in a fire late yesterday which destroyed the home of Walter Hood, tenant fanner, three miles north of here. Three others are believed dying as a result of burns received in the fire. The fire was caused by gasoline thrown into a heated stove. The dead: Walter Hood, forty, tenant on the Charles E. Nichols farm. Three children of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hood, aged two, four and six years, all girls. The two-year-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hood. Injured and in the Pecos, Tex., hos- pital are: Mrs. Walter Hood, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hood. The three are expected to -die. Two sons of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hood escaped uninjured from the blazing building. GASOLINE IX STOVE The three children of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hood were burned to death in the building. The baby of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hood died at the Pecos hospital a few minutes after it was taken there. Walter Hood died in the hospital early today. Survivors said the gasoline was thrown into the stove after the fire had died down. They said they fre- quently used gasoline to revive the fire in the stove. Jack Hood and his family were visit- his brother, Walter. LAUNCHES HEAVY ATTACK SHANGHAI, Jan. forces have launched a land, sea and air attack on Chinese in the Shanhai- kwan area on the northeast coast of China proper. Its aim was to drive Chinese out of the district, Chinese i reports said. Japanese press dispatches from the scene of hostilities verified reports that Japanese naval forces, lying off Shanhaikwan, the Chinese garrison at the eastern extremity of China's Great Wall, and a Japanese air force were participating in the battle. An original 600 Japanese soldiers, stationed at Shanhnikwan by treaty provision, were reported aided by Jap- anese reinforcements from Chinchow, about 100 miles up the coast in Man- churia. The number of reinforce- ments was not revealed. Japanese naval forces off shore were said to be shelling the city, while Japanese bombers, unopposed, Jlev over the city dropping explosives. BUCHAREST, Rumania, Jan. was established today that there was1 no foundation for a rumor that Madame Magda Lupescu, friend of King Carol, had been murdered in Bucharest. Madame Lupescu is in excellent health, living quietly at her villa In a fashionable residential district of the city. She received friends there on Christmas and New Year's day. Burglar Suspect Files Himself In Drawer While Police Search SHEBOYGAN, Wis., Jan. Sheboygan police found a burglar suspect neatly .filed away In a drawer. An officer heard him break into the A. J. ScHmidler drug store. The policeman shot and captured a man posted as a. lookout. Then a squad surrounded the .store. Fixtures and, stock provided so many hiding places that officers decided to "smoke out" their quarry with, tear gas, which, they spread through the hot air heat- Ing'system. No burglar.was forthcoming, so a painstaking search of the store was made. 'Cuddled up in a drawer in the prescription department, almost un- conscious from gas, was1 Christ Neu- wirth, twenty years old, SAID IN Fl'I.L CONTROL TOKYO. Jan. troops were reported in full control today of Shanhaikwan, ancient Chi- nese border city and railway entrance into China from all points north. Tho Great Wall of China was passed for the first time b'y Japanese forces which have swept over Man- churia during the past fifteen months. Japanese military reports said these forces aided Japanese pa- trols, already stationed in the area under the Boxer settlement of 1901, in routing the Chinese garrison. Desultory skirmishes of the past few weeks on the Manchurlaii south- ern border flared into a major battle yesterday. The Japanese reports claimed that in a few hours the flags of Japan and of Manchukuo. the Japanese-sponsored government of Manchuria, were hoisted over the Chinese city. Chinese troops were reported to have withdrawn to Chinwangtao, the treaty port about ten miles south of Shanhaikwan. Reinforcements were on the way to both cities to strength- en the opposing armies, the Japanese dispatches said. The cause of the outbreak was ob- scure. Japanese claimed military movements there were necessitated in the defense of Manchuria and for tna operation of the railroad. 'This Is the route from the north to Tien- tsin, only about 150 miles from Shan- haikwan, and Peiping, which carries on the b.ulk of its commerce through Tientsin. NOTIFY LEAGTE OF NATIONS NANKING, Jan. for- eign office of the national govern- ment announced today the govern- ment had notified the League of Na- tions at Geneva of the Shanhaikwan fighting, but had not protested against Japan. This was taken to in- dicate that no action Is to be taken until the situation clears. Meanwhile the Chinese government will reiterate its standing orders to Chinese troops to resist wherever and whenever Japanese forces attack Chi- nese positions. Keenest excitement prevails here. The newspapers, disregarding the usual New Year holidays, published extra editions in which the Shanhai- kwan developments were featured. Official circles are anxiously await- ing the outcome of the operations, Eomo circles fearing grave events may possibly result, including the possi- bility of major Japanese operations in North China. WASHINGTON WATCHES WASHINGTON, Jan. retary Stlmson and official Washington watched the Shanhai- kwan situation closely. -today, and without effort to minimize-the seri- ousness of the occupation of tha to rage TareeJ ..HRCHIVF-s ;