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   San Antonio Light (Newspaper) - December 25, 1937, San Antonio, Texas                                International News Dispatches Appear Exclusively, in The Light THE 340. Published by The Light Publishing Company San. Antonio, Texas SATURDAY, DECEMBER BUNGLING KIDNAPERS FOURTEEN; EAGES THREE CENTS Percopy jn lhe clty alld vicinity.' J.J.llvmLl J.OFlve Cent3 on (rains Mll elsewhere. 25 Injured in S. A. Yule Festi ALL DOLLED UP NOW DASHED BY II POLICE 22 Accidents Bu Fatalities Lacking on Crash Records. Christmas eve festvities Saturday had resulted in .103 persons beinj booked at police headquarters, 25 treated at Robert B. Green hospi- tal as the aftermath of stabbings and sluggings, and the reporting o S2 accidents. Not a single fatality was recorded HIT BY AUTO. The accident toll resulted In a dis- located right shoulder and a broken right leg for Otto Spirzener, 49, of 205 Vance street. He v.as hit by a car in the 1000 block of South'Presa street. Police listed David Montalbo 29, of 639 Denver boulevard as the driver of the car, Sidney Scott, 24, of 920 Burleson street, received a nroken right fore- arm and cuts on his head and Ray- mond Hester, 27, of Stockdale, was cut about the face in a collision at New Braunfels avenue and Dakota street. An Eagle Pass ambulance brought Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Shafer, 207 West Courtland place, to Nix hospi- :al following an accident near Eagle Pass. Shafer was treated for a dis- located Jaw. GIRL INJURED. Miss Kitty Taylor, 17, was in a serious condition after an accident on the Carrizo Springs- Crystal City road. Also being treated were 3Harles O. Unchurch, 21, former San Antonio resident, now of Car- rlao Springs, and Miss Beth Stone of Carrizo Springs. Stewart Statler of Big Wells, also in the crash, was uninjured. Miss Taylor and Miss Stone are n a hospital at Carrizo Springs. Upchurch, former Thomas Jeffer- son student, was brought to Medi- cal and Surgical hospital. Felix Saucedo, 1553 West French )Iace, suffered minor cuts and Jrulses in an accident on South few Braunfels when the dairy -C'uck he was driving was In a col- Iston with a car driven by Gilbert CTastinger, 300 Devine street. Noted Horsewoman Weds Business Man CITY, Dec. W. R. Ramsey, president oe the tamsey corporation, and Miss Mary Jwyn Piers, prominent horsewoman celebrated Christmas and a honey- moon today. ;They were married last night by he Rev. Hoy Rutherford, pastor of the First Christian church. The Weather San Antonio and vicinity: Partly loudy to cloudy with little change n temperature Saturday night and itnday. Highest temperature Sat- rday about 70 degrees, lowest Sat- rday night about 68, highest Sun- ay about 68. Highest temperature Friday 02 egrees and lowest Saturday mom- Light variable winds. East Texas (east one-hundredth Considerable cloudiness laturday night and Sunday with pt much change In .temperature. .West Texas (west one-hundredth Fair Saturday highland Sunday. >_ TK1UPK1VATURKS, 3 p. m. P.-m. 5 p. m. S'p. m. 7 p. m. 8 P, m. 9 P. m. 0 p. m. 1 p. m 2 p. m. Wind, our from tlin north. )HumMlly. At n. m., 07 per cent- war for December, 78 por cent. (Additions! Weather 61 61 61 61 61 61 61- 01 as 3 a. 2 n. m... 3 n. m.... a. m.... fi R. m.... fl a. m.... 7 n. m.... ft Q, 0 a. m.... 02 10 n. at n. SCREEN STAR LUPE VELEZ VISITED S. A. Reads detective- story while waiting for her train. Latin Film Star in Brief Stop Here; Telephones Husband. JERUSALEM, Dec. 25. i Strong contingents of British troops 'Uarded the Bethlehem pilgrimage oday after reports were received hat 43 Arabs were killed and more ban 20 wounded In a furious two ay battle In the Tiberias region. Only three British casualties were eported, and they suffered wounds Pilgrims of many creeds thronged o the holy city nearby Bcth- ehem today to commemorate the irth of a prince of peace. Pealing bells summoned Christ- ias worshippers to masses said in he Church of the Holy Sepulchre y Western, .Greek and Armenian hrlstians; 4000 British troops pa- rolled the Moab and Judean hills gainst marauders. OVERNIGHT PILGRIMAGE, Many had nmde the overnight ilgrimage to Bethlehem to hear the nldnlght pontifical mass by the >ope's representative in Jerusalem )ls beatitude, the Latin patriarch n the 1600-year-old Church of the Vatlvlty. A mass starting at midnight and roadcast to the world was cele- rated also In St. Catherine's, ad- oining .Christendom's oldest and nost sacred church, built on- the radltlonal' site of Christ's birth- lace. As: the 'humble procession passed hrough the famed grotto of the hurch of the Nativity, lit by smoky imps and candles, nuns watched vcr the manger where tradition ays Christ was born. Outside, crowds going from lurch to church to pray wound ong Bethlehem's tortuous, narrow reels, still much as Christ knew An AMERICAN CHOIR. American choir Joined In hrlstm as carols and gospel singers om Asbury college, Wllmore, Ky., alked in the procession from Je- usalem. Thirteen Christmas celebrations re observed annually in the Holy and by various sects, laipc Velez, that Latin from Hol- lywood, stopped over in San An- tonio for two hours Friday after- noon, She utilized a period between trains to'call husband Johnny Wels- mueller, movie Tarzan, to pose for a picture, and to snatch a few mo- ments rest at the PJaza hotel. Miss Velez, who was en route to Hollywood from Mexico City, said she was hurrying home to begin work on a new picture. She characterized Christmas eve Weather in San Antonio as "being Just like that in California." Few people recognized the actress as she walked through the hotel lobby. Alter her exit word was pnsicd around quickly but a rush for tiie door netted onlookers only a glimpse es she entered a taxicab. Santa Finds Roofs Slippery in Texas DALLAS, Dec, Claus found the roofs slippery In some sections of East Texas today. 3aln was reported late Inst night at Calvert, Navasota and Houston. It was misting in Austin. Skies were overcast here and weather bureau observers forecast rain today or tomorrow. Chinese Civilians Slaughte Japs in Angry Reprisal for Invasion, SHANGHAI, Dec. United States prepared today quick ly to reopen its embassy at Nan king, fallen capital of republican China, to safeguard American In terests. The United States gunboat Oahi was ordered ready to sail up th Yangtze river to Nanking Tuesda carrying Consuls John B. Allison and James Espy. Fourteen Americans still are In Nanking. It was understood there woul In the embassy' status, despite Japanese occupalloi of the city, because the Unite States recognizes the central gov eminent of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek as the' only authoritative regime In China. TRAIN REACHES ISLAND. (An International train, mean- while, reached Hongkong, British crown colony, with 96 Americans among 296 refugees of eight na- tionalities from Hanchow (The foreigners, fleeing the citi In fear of a Japanese advance against the inland temporary Chin- ese capital, reached Hongkong after a 46-hour trip aboard what was ex- pected to be the last through Japanese forces drove deeper Into China on two fronts. The Japa- nese command announced the fall of Hanffchaw, centuries-old capital of Cheklang province, a famous beauty spot and religious center outh of Shanghai. On the. northern front, Japanese columns which crossed the Yellow iver .for a new offensive in Shan- uns province, were reported to lave bombed Chowtsun. south of he river and about 55 miles west of Tslnanfu, Shantung province capital. COMMUNICATIONS BROKEN. Railroad and telephone commun- catlons between Tslnnnfu and Tsingtao, Important North China seaport, were broken by the Japa- nese advance. Clrowtsun Is nn im- jorlanl town Tsinnntu- Tslngtao (Chinese advices received at Han- cow said the native populace in everal towns south of Tientsin had ebelled against Japanese occupa- ion and had wibed out an entire apancse battalion'. Outbreaks were eported at Tungwhang, Yenshan nd Nanpel. (When Japanese', dispatched re- nforcements,   nurse were shoved into the kid- napers' automobile. A gunman jumped into each car. Bryan nnd the others arrived to jce the cars.spccd away and opened lie. The gunmen returned the fire, four bullets piercing Dunbnr's truck Parked In front of the house. The posse was out distance quickly, ALL RELEASED. Within a few minutes Mrs. Bryan and Dunbai- were released at New Jsbon, near here. A few hours he child and the nurse were freed at Oreensfork, in Northern Wayne county. Mrs. Bryan was too hysterical to rive coherent account, Dunbar aid, "The man in our car thought was Mr. Bryan. He threatened to till me for Interfering. I pleaded with him and convinced him' I wasn't Bryan. He threatened to kill >oth of us, but I talked him out of. I, nnd'lie let'us go." Tile nurse; although badly fright- ened, said "The man with vis kept cursing because his plans did' riot vork. He said he should liter driving around for what ecmcd an eternity lie finally told is to get out. We walked almost nile before we got to a farm house and told the folks we were all ight." She described one nbductor as laving thick lips, red hair and Hood-shot eyes. Dunbar said the ither kidnaper was 5 feet, 8 inches nil, weighed 150 pounds, was warthy, had a scar running from he left cheek bone to the chin, wore x gray overcoat, blue jacket and ark trousers, and was left-handed. Firemen Suffer in Restaurant Blaze SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. Dlcven firemen were overcome by moke and two were Injured In a liectacular fire In a restaurant to- ay. Officials estimated the damage The blaze was In the eart of the financial district. CANARY'S LEG FIXED. BERLIN, Dee. :arry Taylor's canary suffered a roken leg when its cage fell to the oor. Dr. P. a.Nlchol applied a splint mdc of a match slick. The canary singing again. .'.Y   

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