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UNFfEDFRKSS NfiWg BSItfSC* International THE EVENING TRIBUNE VOL. XXXIX. NO, 272. MABYSVlLLEr OHIO, $ ATUfcDAY, AUGUST 14,1987 By Carrier, 15c a Week WEATHER Bwatey, HORRORS OF WAR UNLEASHED AS CHINESE AND JAPANESE BAHLE FOR CITY CONTROL Many Foreigners Killed by Romba in International Settlement In Heart of City—Fires Break Out as Fierce Fighting Spreafs ' 'in Desperate Struggle ByH. R.ESKINS. SHANGHAI, Aug. 14.—GJiinese airplanes attempting to bomb Japanese gunboats on the Whang- too River missed their mark today and rained explosives on the center of Shanghai. The easualty list was heavy. American volunteers said at least one thousand persons were killed by one bomb which struck in Thibet Road. ,' • ' * ..• The Intersection of Thibet Hoad and Avenue Edward VII was flooded after the bombardment had broken sewer and water mains. . Observers thought that misdirection of the bombs by the Chinese aviators came when they fled from an Unexpected Japanese . attack, dropping their cargoes of bombs' hixorder to escape. It was learned that gome foreign .official* reporting the bombings to their homo , .governments, asserted i that the presence of Japanese gun-,' :i»ats Immediately off the international water front was responsible. They took it for granted that all the bombs were Chinese but took the ground that the Japanese boots brought . the destruction to foreign property and lives despite advance protests, Japanese navy men did not move them. , In North China at Nenkow Japa- new soldiers raked the faces of mountains §,000. feet high with ar machine guns as they storm«d .into .th^owtheya. woulb of strategic Nirftjcow fas*, , : ; The Japanese nought to capturp the pass and control all transportn- dened people In the streets. A great bomb dropped at thq cor ner of the Tibet Road and the Ave nue Edward VII on the border o the .International- Settlement an the French Settlement, and, as thoa of the victims who could move crawled for shelter, fires spurted up from nearby buildings. To the rain of bomb fragments and bullets, there was added the burst of shrapnel over the city. United Press correspondents moved f iMnong wounded, torn bodies, ,ae»j» and dying, through pools of blood and piles of debrU while the terrible din of firing continued. To file thl« dispatch, 'it. was necessary for me to Jump through a broken plate glass window because the doorway ot the Cathay Hotel was blocked. Horrible Slfhta. There .were many horrible sights to be seen. I covered the Shangha War ot 1032 and the Ethiopian war But the on*'*ig»t tsnaltneverfor- get came this aftwrnoon: • , . 1 gaw a white womfen, kneeling in. the blood and .wreckage in the Nan- WAGE MEASURE NOW SHELVED, LEADERS SAY PAVED FOR ADJOURNMENT BY DEADLOCK AND BY FARM AGREEMENT. John Hiinilton on Way Out? Mwrjorto Herbrt Browning Adeto Brownta* Charging breach, of contract, Marjorie Herbit Browning, first adopted daughter of the late millionaire, Edward (Daddy} Browning, is suing to recover $1,000,000 of the estimated $4,000,000 estate left to another adopted daughter, Dorothy Hood, Who is fighting the suit in New York court Miss Browning Is shown at left, in couVt, with Mrs. Nellie Adele Browning, first wife of Browning, who is supporting her case. CHARSE ARSENIC WAS FOUND (N MURDER SUSPECrS HOME ClNCINNATTWdMAW W«X BE ARRAIGNED TODAY *""» tion )ines—roods' and -railroads- thai passed through. It into the vast reaches of North' China. Nankow itself is virtually unpopulated. The first American . casualty reported was R. R. House, 44, of Butte, Mont, of the Anderson-Meyer Co., seriously wounded by machine gun bullets in shoulder blade and knee. Rouse'is' a native of Brainerd, Minn. A day of mad. terror was brought to Its peak when In mldafternoon an airplane dropped from the murky storm- clouds A bomb that exploded in the Nanking Road, in the city's heart. As the thunder of the explosion died, there came from the shattered street, through blinding, acrid smoke, the screams of wounded. Foreigners and Chinese were lying there, their bodies torn^ their blood mixing with broken plate glass from windows. There were further detonations, all In the heart of the international oettlement, and then a terrific burst of machine gun fire. Chinese authorities, in a preliminary estimate, put the dead and •wounded from the Nanking Road bomb at 150. There was no count of other casualties. FUmes Break Out. Soon names were licking upward from small fires at the corner where the Nanking Road joins the waterfront. It is unlikely that any city in the world has gone through what Shanghai endured today. A thorough Investigation by United Press staff correspondents 'Indicated strongly that both Chinese army and Japanese navy airplanes participated in the bombing. On the ground, Chinese regulars and Japanese bluejackets were fighting all over the north and northeast parts of the city. Six hundred mileg up country, in the Pelplng-Tientsln area, Japanese troop* were storming the Nankow mountain pass. Southwest of Peip- ing. south of Peiping, skirmishers prepared the way for pitched battles. Here, every man, woman and child was in an inferno of warfare in a world metropolis of 3,500.000 people. Mothers in childbed, invalids in hospital, the helpless hundreds of thousands who, converging on the International Settlement milled back and forth, like crated aninwls seeking safety, were on a battlefield. The blast of bomb, the spittim} of machine gun bullets, the crash of anti-aircraft tire from a Japanese cruiser one block from the United Press office*, mingled with the screams' of wounded or fear irad- ALLEGED POISON PLQTC V . „. WON. 8.2 CASE. WICHITA, Kans., Aug, .14^-WUr- WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.-~Con- {ress smashed its way towards an Aug. 21 adjournment today -with the administration's wage and hours oil! apparently shelved until next session. • Senate and house administration leaders, admitted privately *h"t there was little chance of getting the measure out of the house rules committee over the opposition of a coalition of flve southern Democrats and four .Republicans. The other three bills remaining Bn the administration's "desired" list advanced swiftly toward enactment 'Developments: ; The -house prepared to pass the lax loophole-closing measure Monday, holding a night session if necessary.- . ;• The Wagner-Steagall housing bill, reported' drastically revised yesterday by the house banking and currency committee, was scheduled for Bouse action Thursday. i lioth houses planned to speed ithe sugar marketing measure to conference for adjustment of differences between senate and house versions. House leaders scheduled,the $130,000,000 third deficiency appropriation bill for consideration Tuesday. ; Apparent settlement of the crop loan fight between congress and President Roosevelt also helped move congress closer to adjournment by the end of next week; The senate .approved ,a resolution designed to make farm production control legislation the first order of business next session. House passage was^. planned for next week. The action was expected ,to bring king Road, trying to aid her daughter in giving birth to a child as bullets, .bomb fragments and, debris flew about' ? How this all started may n«ver be known* There had been .two Chinese airplane raids over the Whangpoo River that splits the city. On the north side of the river, where the international concession fronts, the plane* sought to bomb the Japanese cruiser Idziuno, munitions laden, lying at the Japanese consulate wharf, 'and had gone down river bombing wharves and Japanese navy • bases. Tw6 little Japanese planes, seeking the raiders, had done a bit of bombing of their own in the outskirts. All through the northern part of the city, there was fighting. Foreign consuls early in the day ordered all their citizens to evacuate every building north of the Coochow Creek, which runs through the International Settlement, and to concentrate in the southern part. They concentrated there, fighting their way • through the terror sticken masses of Chmese who at times trampled the weaker ones in distracted races to nowhere. At about 4 p. m. the anti-aircraft guns of the Japanese cruiser off the waterfront burst into a fury of fire. NO planes could be seen at first. Then two Japanese planes were overheard, circling. They made a dash towards the Lunghua sir ba;ae southwest of the city. People seemed to sense that something terrible was going to happen. CINCINNATI, O., Aug. 14—Mrs. ( Anna Marie Hahn, 31-year-old blonde, will be arraigned in police court today charged with the murder of George Gsellman, 67, one of five of her elderly male friends whose deaths police are investigating. , ' The case is to be placed before a grand Jury on Monday. Police continued their investigation of an alleged "poison plot" designed t6 obtain the savings of elderly men. Dr. Otto C. Behrer, city chemist, expected to complete teats on Gsellman's body. He already has found traces of a metallic, poison. He sought to find traces of croton oil, a bottle of which was found in the office locker of Mrs, Hahn's husband, Philip who said he had dls- covxered it In his Jiome. Croton oil, in concentrated form, Is a powerful dysentrlc agent. Police will confront Mrs. Hahn with the news that they found .arsenic in a bottle discovered in 'her home yesterday. IJamJLeUhelt; truck drivor vufco art* -, ginally contended he could not be convicted of drunken driving because Kansas' 3.2 beer'legally is not 1 intoxicating, won acquittal here today.- "• ' • •. ;• ! • 'QUAKE ZONE • IS SMALLER EARTHQUAKE BELT OF THE WORLD IS SHRINKING, EXPERT DECLARES. SOVIET PLANE FORCED DOWN DURING TRIP SIX RUSSIAN FLIERS ON FLIGHT OVEB* NORTH POLE TO ALASKA. Politic* observers say John -D. M. Hamilton, chairman of the Republican nftional committee, is on the way out and will be supplanted by jlmuary 1 . Hamilton is shown above talking with Mr* Pearl Wales of Alabama In Washington as women members of the G. O. P. national committee held a meeting to rally their forces. AGREEMENT ON RAIL WAGES ENDED ONE STRIKE THREAT FIVE CENTS PER HOUR INCREASE GRANTED TO NON- OPERATING RAILROAD EMPLOYES. WJtlte HOVIB approval' ot,cotton loans at least during the period of stumbling prices. The house was in recess today but tfie senate was 'in session working on comparatively minor legislation. Senators opposed to confirmation of Sen. Hugo L. Black, D., Ala., as a member of the United States, supreme court sought delay in an effort to force into the'open a rumble of underground opposition to appointment. , his ANOTHER CHILD IS MURDERED MAN WHO FOUND BODY OF LITTLE GIRL BEING QUESTIONED BY POLICE, A bomb dropped, the first one that landed In the Nanking Road adjoining the waterfront, near the Cathay Hotel. Witnesses told me that a Japanese plane dropped the first bombs. I was in the Cathay Hotel lobby a few yards away. A few minutes later Robert Bellaire of the United Press staff saw four l,ow wing monoplanes sweep over the city. He said he identified them as Chinese plane*. Whoever they were, they began damping their bomtaa along the waterfront—end along the waterfront is the heart of the International Settlement ' Crulier Ope it* Fire. The guns of the Japanese Cruiser Idzuho opened with everything they had against the monoplanes, to no effect except that the shell fragments added to the terror in the packed settlement. Then, for the first time, Japanese and Chinese planes met at 5:15 p. rn. (5:05 a. m. EOT). Two Japanese and two Chinese, they fought somewhat cautiously, over the French cunces- NEW YORK, Aug. 14,—The body of 4-year-old Joan Kuelva lay in a Staten Island morgue today, the fourth victim: in New York's wave of sex slayings and attacks, as detectives resumed queationing Samuel Elmore, 50, a WPA painter. Elmore found the body, discolored from strangulation and cov-i ered with a 80-pound section of brick wall, in the cellar of a dipliated bungalow'In the middle of a swamp near South Beach. He denied that he lured Joan to the desolate spot, but confessed to two arrests for unnamed offenses. BERKELEY, Cal., Aug. 14.—The world's earthquake belt is becoming smaller, according to Dr. Franz X. -Schaffer, famous European geologist wlto is, telling California universities all about temblors, this year. ' . In fact, according to Dr. Schaffer, there now remain only two great earthquake zones, of which California 'has one, while Japan.and nearby lands as far down as New Zealand have the other. That is why these two sections of the world have had the major earth-quake shocks in recent years. • Dr. Schaffer explained.that earthquakes are due to "'faults" in the earth's structure and the rest of his explanations would prove exceedingly interesting if it were not for the fact that the study of earthquake rones involves technical terms which are difficult for the layman to visualize or comprehend. BRITAIN HAS DEFENSE PLAN PROGRAM FOR MOBILIZATION Or INDUSTRY AND FIGHT- ' INO r CECES HAS BEEN WORKED OUT ATTENDANCE BAN. In any event, he explained that it is something like this. The disappearance of the earthquake zones and faults in the earth's surface are due to gradual geologic change that is going on at all times. GENTSCH CONFIRMED. WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.—The s«nate to&ay had confirmed the nomination of Frank F. Gentsch as collector of internal revenue for the 18th district o£ Ohio. NOT HAY FEVER, DAFOE CLAIMS CAIXANDER, Ont, Aug. 14.—Dr. Allen Roy Dafoe, the Dlonne quiri- tuplets physician, today ridiculed the suggestion "of a. Columbus, O., doctor that the formation of the quins' noses indicated they were LONDON, Aug. 14.—Great Britain today is prepared for any "national emegrency." Plans for the mobilization of industry and the fighting services vir* tually are complete, vast reserves of oil fuel have been accumulated for the navy, and huge supplies of food and raw materials are in storage. Furthcrniore .the naval rebuilding program has been speeded up and Is well advanced, while all but one of the 128 new air squadrons, formed when the rearmament drive began, is nearing full strength. These encouraging statements have been made in London by Sir Thjomas Insklpu minister for the co-ordination of defense, after months ot silence during which the various fighting departments have been working in secret to insure that Britain shall be in a position to defend Its Interests in any part of the world Immediately if they are threatened. Sir Thomas also said that tests have shown that Britain's new bat- tlej^Ups will be the best protected in the world, and he recalled that H. M. S. Hunter, which was struck CHICAGO. Aug. 14.—Wages of the nation's 800,000. non-operating railway employes today were increased 198.000,000 (M) annually and union labor, launched a drive for enactment of a federal unemployment insurance program ior railroad workers. A compromise wage 'agreement between railway executives and the 14 non-operating brotherhoods -was, approved by the unions yesterday after a lengthy dispute marked by a charge of "communists" flung at one group.of protesting workers. The increase, flve cents an hour, is retroactive to Aug. 1. George M. Harrison, Cincinnati, chariman of the unions' wage committee, said It increases the average wage of non-operating employes'to 64 cents an hour, with the lowest paid, section hands, receiving an average of 41 cents, i Harrison said today's meeting would be asked to endorse President Roosevelt's- nomination of Senator Hugo L. Black, D., Ala., for the supreme court and would renew their drive 'for exemption from pro- vlslouj of the Black-Connery wages and hours bill, pending in congress. "We 'don't want our wages and hours fixed by any general statute because universal collective bargaining prevails in our industry," he said. As the unions approved their compromise wage agreement, some railroads announced they would be forced to lay off men "because of increased costs and declining revenues," , WILMINGTON. O., Aug. 14.— Four cases of infantile paralysis, two of which developed, this weate, has caused County Commissioner W. K. Ruble and City Health Commissioner W. L. Hegan' to place a ban on the attendance of. children under 12 at churches, theaters and other public places. • FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Aug. 14.— A Russian plane bound from Moscow to the United States wag long overdue at the landing field h*n» today and was unreported since i$ crossed the north pole in a howling storm at 7:40 a. m; (E. D. T.) Fjri-,-.' day morning. , The best estimates were that this" plane's fuel supply would hay* been exhausted by 4 a. m. (El D. T.V today and the probability was that it was down on the frozen tundra- of the far north. - •„ ' I Russian authorities who had pran pared to refuel the plane at Pali> banks about noon Friday, .'•Utt. were not ready, however, to admit, that contingency. ... "•*"; The plane, powered by four mo^f tors and piloted by Russia's famed Siglsmund Lecanevsky, left Moscow at 12:13 p. m. (E. P. T.) Thursday Six men were aboard. .;' .7- The last word came from it ft 7:40 a. m. (E. D, T.I Friday. Th» message said: - •>'. . Flying In Storm. •» VC "We are flying over the pole ,J$ a height of 6,000 ntfeters. We.masi* ft with great difficulty. Beginnin|! at the Barentz Sea the weather was diftcult and the temperature ?5 de« grees belov* zero, Centigrade. Ice is forming on the windowi. Tte headwind has reached a velocity o£ 100 kilometers art hour. We arei forced to fly very high over the clouds." • : ' » Advices from Moscow said the plane look off with approximately 3,333 gallons of gasoline, and United States airplane mechanics estimated the plane's four motors, each o* 1,000 horsepower, would exhaust NOT TO MAKE RELIEI-STUDY TWO MEMBERS OF JOINT COMMITTEE OF LEGISLATURE WELL NOT SERVE. (Continued on page »).',-.. ' ALIMONTLAW CHANGE URGED BREAK FOR HUSBAND WITH FEWER JAIL TERMS IS ' ADVOCATED. DONAHEY WILL . SUPPORT BLACK hay-fever sufferers. "Rubbish," the doctor retorted "DUU" INJURES *OUK. (Continued on 2) when questfoned concerning the suggestion, "Utterly ridiculous. In this climate hay-fever is practically unknown. I wonder if the Columbus doctor knows that people suffering from hay-fever come up here for relief?" by a mine off the Spanish coast recently, was not even seriously damaged. As far as London's anti-aircraft defense went, he said, everything was 100 per cent complete—except the personnel to man the guns. Recruitment, he admitted, was something less than 50 per cent of what was necessary. WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.—Senator A. Vic Donahey, D., Ohio, today added his endorsement to the names of senators who intend to vote for confirmation of Senator Hugo L, Black are associate justice of the supreme court. "Never before," Senator Donahey said, "has labor had a man of his experience and so well understanding the problems and ideals of labor on the bench. His appointment can do no harm," COLUMBUS, O., Aug. R—Speaker of the House of Representatives Frank Uible, D., Cuyahoga County, today announced that two members of the unofficial Joint poor relief committee tof the general assembly had declined to serve. The representatives who declined, to serve, giving as their reasons! that they were too busy at the present time, were Reps. R. N. Marlow, D., Lucas County, and J. Harry McGregor, Ilr., Coshocton County. The committee is without official status, merely meeting in an advisory capacity to work out a solution to the poor relief problem. The first meeting, of the committee is scheduled for Tuesday. Other members of the committee are; Reps. Lody Huml, D., Cuyahoga County, chairman; P. J. De- Claris, D., Hamilton County; H. H. Wrfght, D., Logan County; Bishop Kilpatrick, D M Trumbull County, and L. H. Myers, R., Allen County. Speaker Uible said he was not planning at present to appoint new CHICAGO, Aug. 14.—A superiiwr court judge who each year Keara the complaints of hundreds of-aa'en and women seeking\divorce,^ be- ifeves revision of alimony laws necessary to give the husband an ev'en break. • "•Under present laws a vindictive wife or her lawyer pressing tor his fee caa jail a man for failing to pay, and keep him there until "satisfactory" arrangements are made, according to Judge John C. Levej according to Judge John C.iieve. band to jail when he falls! behind in his alimony is too frequently abused," Judge Leve said. '. , •*- "Qply in the most aggravated cases should this procedure be resorted tn" ' Instead of commitment for contempt of court upon failure to pay. as is the usual procedure. Judge Leve suggested that aggravated cases be made indictable offenses. "In this way the state's attorney and the grand jury would bring the charge, and a guilty roan punished with jail." Lawyers, he said, found the "contempt of court" procedure the easiest way of pressing theie alimony members to McGregor. replace Marlow and cases because the court* were too ready to commit a man to jail. "There are other ways of collecting alimony—by the entry of.a judgment, as In any other civil debt, or by sequestration of the defendant's property." Judge Leve said. LEAVES BARRICADE. Mrs. Lernar McKinley and daugh- CAMP RILEY, Minn., Aug. 14.— Four Iowa National Guardsmen were injured, none seriously, yesterday when a "dud" shell exploded ttr, of SprinjjfieW, are visiting at within a foot of where they stood j the home of her parents, Mr. and during military maneuvers. jMrs. P. D. Longbrake. DOG QUARANTINE. WELLSVILLE, O., Aug. 14.—All doga at Hillcrest, a suburb, were quarantined by Columbiana County- Dog Warden Dan Butch after a dog owned by Walter Roseberry hud bitten his' youngest child. The dug was found to have rabies. COLUMBUS, O.. Aug. 14.—State Highway Director John Jaster, Jr., sa!d that no effort would be made to remove the barricade across Federal Highway 27 at Oxford, placed there because village authorities "did not want to be responsible for accidents on the road." . Youthful Soap-Box Racers Ready for Annual 'Derby' AKRON, O., Aug. 14.—The pick foot concrete track near the Akron of the world's youthful speed de- airport A photo-electric camera mons today made final checks on has been installed at the finish Un* their home-made racers for the run- to record close finishes. In addition Mr. and Mrs. Dale Overly and family will-return home this evening, after spending a week's va- ning tomorrow o' the fourth annual all-American soap box derby. Upwarfi of 100,000 persons are expected to watch champions from 125 cities in the United States. Canada, South Africa, and Hawaii vie fur the national M. E. Coyle trophy, a four-year college scholarship. The event lust year, won by Herbert Muench, Jr., (it St. Louis, drew 75.000. The derby cation at Oswego Lake to Michigan, of three will be run in heats -i spediHly-built 1,175 to the Coyle trophy, other prizes will be awarded. The derby is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p. m. and continue until dusk. It will be preceded by a parade from the center of the city to the track. •; . Climaxing the derby will be a race to determine the international champion. Winners of the American derby, and the Cwiadian, Hawaiian and South African champions will compete ia this eveut