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Biddeford Daily Journal (Newspaper) - August 10, 1937, Biddeford, Maine Weather showers continued warm. Bime fori mail journal. Classified advertising brings results 3 lines�?3 days�?50c vol. Liu no. 186. Established 1884 published for All the people of Biddeford Saco and York county Biddeford Maine tuesday evening Augustio 1937. Full leased wire 8errlce of the associated press. Price two cents. Four killed Many injured in Airliner crash chinese defenders wipe out detachment of japanese Battle fought at great Wall near Hankow Japan controls area of Hope japanese prepare for northward thrust from piping piping aug. a chinese sources reported today a japanese army detachment had been wiped out in a Battle with chinese defenders of the great Wall pass at Hankow 30 Miles Northeast of Here. The unconfirmed chinese reports indicated a major engagement was being fought in the Vicinity of Hankow with the reinforced chinese divisions effectively defending their positions below the centuries old Wall from the Advance of the japanese army seeking to bring Shahar province under its domination. The destruction of the japanese unit was said to have taken place West of Hankow. Hankow is just North of the Hope province Border on the highly important military Railroad from piping through Shahar to the provincial capital at Talagan. Northwestern Hope province has been brought under Complete japanese domination in the month old undeclared War Between China and continued on Page seven Japan Given clash victims governments hard at work to ease tension Shanghai aug. apr the bodies of a japanese naval officer and Seaman killed in a clash with chinese guards at the Entrance to the Hungtao military Ai drome were turned Over to japanese authorities today. This action caused an appreciable relaxation of the tension in this Metropolis of China. Chinese and japanese officials worked vigorously to curb the mounting tension and both announced they had agreed to Settle the incident by diplomatic Means in order not to aggravate the situation caused by a month of undeclared War Between the two Powers in North China. The japanese specifically stated they would not Call into action Japan s permanent naval defense Force to which both victims belonged. Immediately after the clash at the Ai drome in the Western outskirts of the City yesterday chinese militarized police began constructing barricades and put out heavy patrols of gendarmes along the main roads of the District. They continued on Page seven bus carrying scouts Burns Rock Island que., aug. apr a trip to Canada by 20 boy scouts from Laconia n. H., was delayed 24 hours until another bus could be obtained for them today. Their bus caught fire yesterday while they were stopped at the Canadian customs for baggage inspection. The canopy of the building and the British Flag flying from it were burned. The boys passed the night Here. Sheriff seeks missing girl twin mountains n.h., aug. apr county sheriff Lester Moses of Lancaster said today he was investigating the disappearance last night of Elizabeth Thompson 24, University of new Hampshire graduate employed in the Post office Here. The girl was last seen walking along the Highway Between the Post office and her Home. Friends of the girl expressed the belief she did not go away of her own volition. Pending an investigation sheriff Moses would Only say that the girl s absence was mysterious. She was formerly Relief investigator for Coos county and was working in the Post office for the summer. Motive found for slaying Coroner to resume inquest in death of or. Webster Providence I. Aug. apr having publicly declared that he has established a motive in the slaying of or. George w. Webster who was shot with a .45 calibre army automatic pistol in his Home in the Early morning of july 16, Coroner Conrad k. Strauss resumed his inquest today with the avowed purpose of naming the Slayer. Approximately 20 persons have been questioned thus far in the inquest by Coroner Strauss assistant attorney general John j. Nolan and detective lieutenant Bryan k. Annable in the Coroner s office. Tho slain obstetrician s wife has not yet been questioned. The first break in the coroners reticence came yesterday when he assured reporters that he has after following one line of questioning throughout established the motive. Quot will you be Able to name the Slayer Quot he was asked. Quot we will or come pretty close to it a he replied. A High police official who has been Active in the investigation from the Start when told of the continued in Page seven Bronco to reorganize adjournment of Congress is Uncertain amendments to major Bills May hasten work upper House marking time wage hour measure holds up work in House Washington aug. apr adjournment of Congress by August 21, depended today on the ability of leaders to cram As Many major Bills through the House in two weeks As in the last seven months. Three developments strengthened their chances of Success 1. Chairman Steagall d., Ala said he hoped to obtain today the House banking committees approval of a Low Cost housing and slum clearance Bill. 2. The House ways and Means committee agreed to end its hearings on proposals to repair defects in the Revenue Laws which the Treasury says have permitted tax avoidance totalling millions of dollars. 3. Arrangements tentatively were completed to bring before the House tomorrow a Bill to insure wheat growers against crop Lossos from natural disasters. The Senate keeping Busy with minor legislation while waiting for the House to Complete More important measures helped along the cause of Early adjournment when continued on Page seven new won Western front attack renewed to take towns seized in july Madrid aug. apr Madrid a Western front rumbled into new life today in what appeared to be the Start of a second big insurgent push to Hammer a government wedge out of insurgent rearguard territory. Generalissimo Francisco fran plan tvs pair All la cons infantrymen based in hell a Aii its ripped villages and on the Sun creditor i Pul to frs broiled Plains West of this Hesing Uii ors i m net Ore e 1 City renewed their attack on judge Peters Villanueva de la Canada the Point Portland aug. To. A a a if Usta Aja f 8p��jhead. I a j ,. Although the onslaught lacked ederal judge creditors and secur the intensity of the former county owners pondered today a pro ter offensive it seemed to be the fleeing from japanese shells As the japanese army knocked at the Gates of piping with 3-Ineh shells the City a Means of conveyance were taxed to the limit to move refugees to Points of safety. A typical piping family with their most precious possessions crowd above into a hire car taxi to flee from the Shell menaced capital of ancient China. Drouth conditions at an acute stage postal for financial reorganization of the Brown co., one of the nations largest paper and Rayon pulp manufacturers. The plan would pay off creditors in full and end a trusteeship under Section 77b of the National bankruptcy act which has oper 1935 the comp Tny since sept l the 85-year-old firm hitherto controlled in whole by the Brown family of Portland employs 7,500 persons and has Mills in Berlin n. H., and la Tuque p. Q. Judge John a. Peters for whose consideration Orton b. Brown vice president and treasurer filed the plan in u. S. District court yesterday has set no Date for a hearing. The plan proposed new financing totalling $12,500,000 for working capital and production expansion in anticipation of a 1938 demand for the company a pulp 50 of continued in Faire seven Hook joins gov. Murphy in fighting control of Power Boston aug a w. Hook president of the new England Council composed of business leaders of the six states today joined governors Francis p. Murphy r., n. Hand George Aileen r., it in opposing suggested Federal control of rights in flood control projects Here Quot new England will sacrifice the prospective benefits of the flood control programme if it is obliged to choose Between such benefits Power and the surrender of any rights would Reserve to the Federal government powder rights in flood projects on the Connecticut and Merrimack Rivers. Quot far beyond their value for pow j Over its streams enjoyed by its or purposes Quot Hook wrote in his states under existing Law Quot he said letter released Here by the Clun in a letter to president Roosevelt Cli Quot the Rivers and streams of new a Resolution introduced in the u. J England constitute our most ims. Senate by senator Fred single natural resource brow n n. A who described i essential to the sustenance of our ii a an administration measure,1 continued in Pago seven first move in a new attempt to regain All the towns which Miajan a sweating Quot Mil Cianos Quot seized during the first two weeks of july. In that drive the government actually reached and for several Days held Brunet about 15 Miles West of Madrid but was driven out of the town and forced to backtrack about four Miles North to Villanueva de la Canada under fierce land and air assaults. The government command asserted that the Madrid troops repulsed today s onslaught. Francoso daily communique reported artillery duels in several continued on Page seven May resume Ocean flights new York aug. To. A revival next year of Germany s trans Atlantic zen Nelin passenger service was predicted today by Captain Max Pruss commander of Tho Airship Hindenburg which crashed at Lakehurst n. J., three months ago with a loss of 36 lives. Captain Pruss said the new zeppelins now under construction would be buoyed by non inflammable helium Gas. Critically burned in the Hindenburg disaster the commander soon will leave his Hospital bed to return to Germany. His seared hands have healed but physicians said it would be months before his features can be treated by plastic surgery. Discussing the cause of the Hindenburg crash he shrugged his shoulders in a gesture of futility. Quot in zeppelins we have carried passengers since 1908 and nobody has been Hurt before Quot he said. The drouth conditions in this part of York county Are reaching Akiva it an acute stage according to Ama Rufil Uil i ill Jwj eur gardeners and Farmers in sur i rounding towns. There was a heavy rain sunday in the Northern part of the county but the rain fall in Saco and Biddeford sunday night did pot help out much. A two Days rain is needed to save the growing crops says a Buxton Farmer who fears that unless there is a heavy downpour soon his Harvest will be the smallest in years. His Beans Are drying up Many of the leaves turning Brown the Corn is of inferior Quality and there is not much of it and other vegetation looks As if it had been seared by fire. says even 48 hours rain would not Benefit the most of his Garden and he has a big one More than an acre in fact. A North Saco agriculturist tells the same Story. His tomatoes which earlier in the season gave Promise of being the Best in years Are now a sight he says and his other crops Are in about the same condition. Senate seat starts Battle Bailey and Miller in contest for berth of Robinson Little Rock ark., aug. apr Arkansas democrats moved today into rival Camps to support either governor Carl e. Bailey or congressman John e. Miller in their struggle for the Senate seat left vacant by Tho death of Joe t. Robinson. Bailey held the nomination of Tho state democratic committee. Miller was chosen by a self assembled Quot rank and file Quot convention of democrats yesterday. The 49-year-old representative from the second District preparing to return to Washington today said to would enter a special election to to held this fall As an Ini Conti lined on Page seven defies nazis refuses to replace correspondent in Berlin London aug. apr the times of London announced today there Quot could be no question of accepting the Quot dictation Quot of the nazi government by replacing its expelled Berlin correspondent with one Quot More the German government yesterday ordered Norman Ebbutt widely quoted Berlin correspondent of the times for about 15 years to leave Germany within two weeks in retaliation for the expulsion of three German correspondents from great Britain. The times was informed by Tho British foreign office that the Ger Jan government wanted its correspondent in Berlin to be a Man i Quot who will pay less attention to work considered Here As trial continued on Page three two killed Iii Georgia feud Baxley a. Aug. a the lather and Mother of one family were killed and the head of another wounded in a cow pasture feud which flared into gunfire late yesterday. Sheriff h. L. Padgett named the dead As Sham of Quinn 45, and his wife Bertha 35, keepers of a country grocery store 20 Miles Southeast of Here. A neighbor Miles Whitted about 40, was shot but his wounds were reported not serious. Padgett said the shooting broke out As Whitted approached his mail Box near the of Quinn grocery. Padgett said the families had been fighting for a year Ever since Tho cows of one broke into the Fields of the other. Supply Bill signed with reluctance president objects to vocational fund increase single source is blamed premature to Start much expanded programme Washington aug. apr president Roosevelt said today he had signed Quot with much reluctance Quot the $132,732,000 Interior department Supply Bill which provides for reclamation education and Many other activities. The chief executive objected particularly to a $10,000,000 increase in the vocational education fund and said to would Quot carry out what obviously is the intent of Congress by using Only such portion a was can properly and usefully Quot to spent. As approved the item was $14,483,000. blamed activity behind the increase on a a single interested source Quot a which he lid not name. The president said the advisory committee on education which he appointed last september to study i be experience under the existing Federal Aid programme was unanimous in recommending Uncur tailed continuance of the programme. It was not in favor however the president said of enlarging Federal support until consideration was Given the whole subject of Federal relations to state and local conduct of education of All types. A in View of the above it is Clear that i would be subject to censure if any of the $14,483,000 approx continued on Page two London blocks air raid London aug. apr despite the death of two airmen officials announced today that London had successfully demonstrated her Power to resist a mass air raid. Officials said 80 per cent of the raids were spotted before completion and the bombers erg were Quot attacked Quot by fighting planes before they reached their targets. One Hundred and seventy two bombing planes flew Iii from the West to attack London the nerve Center of England a defences. Two Hundred and Twenty two combat ships roared off to meet them. Tests improve Auto driving Maine examinations to be like those elsewhere Augusta aug. To. Map a James s. Baker National safety Council representative said Here today that one of the benefits derived from compulsory motor vehicle operators examinations was that it Quot improves the Quality of Drivers on the Baker accompanied by Joseph Lingo of the safety Council spoke at the opening of the three Days a training school Quot for the Secretary of states department inspectors assigned to conduct compulsory i examinations required under a new f Law effective last month. The examinations will be started August 16 in Portland. Secretary of state Frederick Robie spoke briefly to his inspectors saying it was planned to have Maine s examinations a More or less uniform with those of other he said he planned to have the tests conducted once a month at the various Points in the state a with the same Type of sex continued on Page six plane hits Power pole soon after Takeoff democrats to Honor Barkley spanked Bride Stag dinner planned leaves school to heal breach in party Washington aug. a _ democratic senators and Republican women demonstrated today that even in August it is never too hot or too humid to talk politics. The senators will forget their legislative differences at a Stag i dinner tonight in an air conditioned banquet Hall for senator Barkley of Kentucky the new a i Jority Leader. They hoped president Roosevlt can attend. Participants have hailed it As a a Quot Harmony Quot affair to show that the husband protests to teacher without i results i Sneedville tenn., aug. apr mrs. Eunice Winstead Johns Tennessee s nine year old Bride would not talk today about her father in Laws advice that she Overlook a spanking at the hands of a school teacher and return to her first Grade classes. Motors torn from Airship fire starting after disaster quickly Dies Down Daytona Beach fla., aug. apr a 14-passenger Eastern air lines plane crashed into a newly constructed Power line near the Airport Early today killing four persons and injuring several More. Pete Dygert Airport manager said the Power line was Strung at lip. In. Last night and that he had not been notified. It was not there last night when another Eastern Airliner plane took off for Miami at 10.20 p. In. Eastern Standard time Dygert said. Killed in the crash were Captain Stuart Dietz of Baltimore chief Pilot. Robert Reed co Pilot. Philpots Kingston Jamaica passenger. W. G. Marian of Mexico City. The injured e. W. Philpots son of j. F., not seriously injured. M. Hamilton Detroit. M. Thompson Greenville s. C. C. W. Dunlap care Phil Brico co., of Chicago. Bryan Merrill Steward not seriously injured. The big Douglas Airliner in route from Chicago to Miami struck the Power line pole at 4 40 a. In. 1 Eastern Standard time shortly after it went aloft after a scheduled Stop Here. It was Eastern airlines first fatal Accident. Dietz was killed instantly crushed in the wreckage. Co Pilot Reed and j. Philpots died at a Hospital. The airline reported Marian was badly Hurt. Hospital attaches said All those not killed were suffering severe Shock and Back and head injuries. Dygert said the overhead line was put up by the Florida Power and Light company As a tem or continued on Page two drouth Sears Maine Woods rainfall during the summer far below the average Portland aug. apr meteorologists held out slight Hope i he Little blonde girl who married Mountaineer Charlie Johns 22, last january quit school last week after teacher Wade Ferguson to roil gusts held out party splits Over the court Bill and j had switched her for Quot general mis today that Maine residents might the Senate leadership have healed. Cd Obi it . Find Relief from the throttling heat Republican National committee husband Charlie protested to women were gathering for a con i Oson that he chastise Ference tomorrow at which they and ther Many a wife. Will consider hiring a director to 11vivc the women a division of the party. It is the first formal preparation for next years elections by a nationwide group in either major party. There was talk in the capital too of presidential elections sen continued on Page seven new court Bill near completion j a a Ltd yes i can whip another Many a wife Quot retorted Ferguson j Quot if another Man sends his wife to j school to barbed father Nick Johns i told his son a tall Black haired to continued on Page seven f. I. Bet urns to Washington today slate news by the associated press direct wire service to Biddeford journal bus permit Given. Washington aug. apr the interstate Commerce commission has authorized Harry w. Hill Limerick me., to operate As a common motor Carrier Between Limerick me., and Providence I., Between Sanford mc., and Boston mess., and Between Points in York county Dover Exeter Manchester Rochester and Portsmouth n. In picking jury to try Dyer. Los Angeles aug. apr selection of a jury to try Albert Dyer for the murder of three Little girls proceeded slowly toward completion today. That Dyer May not testify was indicated in questions Pat to prospective jurors by William Neeley and Ellery cuff Deputy Public defenders who asked if they a would hold that against the victims Melba and Madeline Everett Aud Jeanette Stephens were strangled and their bodies ravished. Washington aug. To. A committee of senators and representatives forecast today they would agree by Nightfall on the terms of a lower court procedure Bill to end the six month s controversy Over judiciary legislation. A tentative agreement on All major Points we As reached at their first meeting yesterday they said. Only one Over phraseology remained. It concerned Senate Lan Guage to permit intervention of the attorney general in cases involving constitutionality of acts of Congress. Other provisions of the Bill would authorize direct Appeal to the supreme court from lower courts in cases involving constitutionality of acts of Congress. Three judge courts to hear suits for injunctions to stay enforcement of acts of Congress Washington. Aug. a president Roosevelt returned the White House today after a ill apr week end at his Hyde Park n. Y., a optionally High today at 85 per Home. His train arrived in the cent with thermometers standing capital at 8.23 a. In. E. S. T. It Jat 82 degrees of the past week. Showers were forecast but the weather Bureau said if they did arrive the rainfall would be Small. From All parts of the parched state came reports of badly needed heavy rain to break the drouth which has seared farm and Woodlands. Portland has had but Little More than an Inch of rain since june 22. Small quantities which have fallen j since then have scarcely moistened i the soil. Normal rainfall for the period is 4.88 inches. Only .13 of a i an Inch of rain has fallen thus far to j in August. Relative humidity continued sex big dipper is setting for comets great show by Howard w. Blakeslee. Associated press science editor. New York aug. apr tonight and tomorrow night tin whole world has grandstand seats for seeing the new Zinsler Comet. I hey am virtually the Only nights when there is a Good Chance for the Layman to spot this celestial object. I he Comet discovered by the Swiss astronomer Zinsler a month ago is now at its brightest but even so is unlikely to be seen unless the watcher knows the exact spot. On these two nights it is passing along the Only Constellation which every person in the world knows the big dipper. It is just above the dipper passing toward the handle. Above Means Over the i j Side which would be the top if the Transfer of judges within Judi-1 dipper were full of we Ater. Ial districts to relieve look at the Star which joins the i handle to the bowl of the dipper. The Comet tonight according to the diagrams in popular astronomy is right above this Star. It is exactly the same distance above this handle joint Star As the space front this Star to the one below marking the Bottom of the dipper. Continued on Page seven

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