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THE THE WEATHER Rain tonight and Tuesday. Warmer in extreme east portion tonight. Colder in central and west portions. STOCK FINAL Leased Wire Service of The United Press. Exclusive NEA Pictures and Features. 58TH YEAR NO. 16 FRANKLIN AND OIL CITY, PA., MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1935. THREE CENTS ETfflOPANS BEATEN IN HAND-TO-HAND xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx DESTROYED, 2 LOST IN GALE NEWS HERALD T-T"lTTTTRT- nun imj VESSELS 2 ff ; ; ; ; f DEATH TOLL Ruth Nichols And Pilot Badly Hurt in Crash 30,000 Young Fascists Renew Vows to 11 Puce In . x't' -:' ' ' ' x w ; -'xl'l 4 1 f.. ty p ft i . " '.! . ' '. K- --"14 PLANES HELP ITALIANS IN STRIKING FOE EASTERN PART OF JAMAICA HIT BYJjALE President 150 Miles North of Cuba, Escapes Storm Area; No Loss of life Reported. ark of loyalty to their leader, as their comrades waged Italy's war of conquest Fascl Giovanlli (Young Fascist Group) massed In Rome's Piazza Venezia,, anniversary of their founding. "You are responsible for 1,200,000 youths," tempered dagger At the opportune moment, someone will feel it." Italian Army on Northern Front Ready to Advance; Tanks, Planes Will Lead . ..... , , The. following dispatch from Webb Miller, United Pre' Correspondent with the Italian army In Ethiopia, gives perhaps the most comprehensive picture of the war on the northern front yet received. The strategy of the campaign, the situation at present, the vivid color of occupied Ethiopia, the deep mystery of territory next to be occupied, all are included. Actually, the dispatch Is written from nearly a dozen, filed by Miller from Aduwa, Aksum, Italian staff headquarters and elsewhere and received In New York during the last 24 hours. By United Press. KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct. 21. The edge of a tropical hurricane lashed the eastern section of Jamaica today, causing extensive damage. The island apparently escaped the full force of the storm, and no loss of life was reported. Telegraph service to many points in the eastern section was out of commission, however. Banana plantations suffered extensive damage. Roads were blocked and rivers swollen Iby torrential rain were Impassable. The Belen observatory in Havana at noon placed the center of the disturb-ance near Morant Point, the extreme eastern tip of Jamaica. It sid the hurricane was moving northeastward and would pass between Cuba and Haiti tonight or tomorrow. Orient province, the easternmost In Onba, may be affected somewhat but the rest of Cuba is in no danger, the observatory said. President Roosevelt, homeward bound on the U. S. cruiser Houston, was more than ISO miles north of Cuba and the weather there was so good he hoped to stop for some fishing late today. - Vessels Warned of Storm. MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 21. UP Vessels over a wide area were warned today to take precautions as a tropical storm, of hurricane force near its center, was located a short distance south of the Island of Jamaica. The storm is moving slowly north eastward, according to an advisory message issued through the Federal hnrricane warning system. OFFENSIVE DAI Several Thousand Troops, Well Equipped, Leave Capital. Bv EDWARD W. BEATTIE, (Copyright, 1933, by United Tress.) .ADDIS ABABA. Oct. 21. Evidence that the Ethiopian army is preparing to take the offensive against the Italian invaders multiplied today. Several thousand troops of the Imperial Guard streamed out of the cap ital for the front, equipped, wan mou- ern weapons. The emperor called In some of the best warriors in the country, including those led iby former War Minister lere Biru, who bad been in disgrace for selling government arms for private profit. Biru's old offense was forgotten in this national crisis. He Is known s one of the fiercest fighters to Ethi opia. Meanwhile, disconcerting reports have reached the capital from the south of old tribal fends there. The withdrawal of the majority of the Amharaa from Ualual by the governor of that district for war service has resulted in a flare-up (between Silti and Marako triihesmen. The former raided the market town of Makaro. LMer the Makaro tribesmen returned the raid, leaving two dead Siltis behind them. Further troulnle among the primitive fighters dn the region is feared. After being out of connmunication with Ras Siyoirm, comnnander of the defense forces in the north, for nearly a fortnight the government today reestablished telephonic contact. Siyoum, now In the Makale region with lias K;iKsa SaJkifonrt, talked to line emperor. He condemned Halle Selassie (Jiigwi for deenrtin to tl Italians and reiterated pledge of his own loyalty. He denounced ns vicious (Continued on page 8.) ETIPII IN NORTH SEA MAY REACH 50 Crew of 22 Aboard Pendennis Rescued; Searchers Unable to Find Vardulia Survivors. Bt CLIFFORD L. DAY. LONDON, Oct. 21. UP The North Sea, lashed into fury by the 100-mile-an-hour gale that has been raging across the European seaboard since Satur day, "swallowed at least two vessels last night and may nave closed over two others. The known death toll of 12 will mount to half a hundred, it is feared, before the stream of wireless messages from ships in distress has told the full story of the havoc wrought Dy moun talnous seas. No Trace of German Ship. The ships that went down were the 2,000-ton British freighter Pendennis and the steamer vardulia. The crew of 22 aboard the former were rescued by the Norwegian steamer Iris when she sank off the Dogger Bank. Hope that the 37 men aboard the Vardulia are still alive was slim today as rescue ships searched in vain. Fears for the fate of the German Lloyd steamer Efurt also grew as the German battleship Admiral Scheer failed to locate her in the vicinity from which her last SOS came. There has been no news from her since Saturday, when she reported loss of her pro-pellors near Hornsrcv. Nine ships are searching for the Vardulia. The skipper of one of them, the Manchester Producer, radioed this morning, "Owing to the tremendous sens It is doubtful if the Vardulia ever launched boats. If she did, they would never live." Shipping of many nations was caught in the storm that ravaged the North Sea, the English Channel and the Atlantic within hundred's of miles of the continental coast. Among the (Continued on Page 6.) 90-Day Term is Imposed on Drunken Driving Charge. Four persons were sentenced by Judge Ice A. McCraeken in sentence court this afternoon and imposition of sentence on a fifth defendant was deferred. V. G. Albaugh, of Coal Hill, who was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor, was fined ?7.5 nnd costs and sentenced to 00 days in the county jail. In the case of II. J. Neely, residing on the Lakes-to-Sea Highway, who was charged with forgery, the court said that If the costs are paid, an order will 1k made suspending sentence for two years. A sentence of two to four years imprisonment in Western Penitentiary and a fine of $5 were imposed on other Herliert, of OakhiU, O., who pleaded guilty to a charge of larceny of nn automobile. Daniel Moore, also of Onkhill, who was arrested with Herbert, was sentenced to an indefinite term in the Huntingdon Industrial School and lined 3. The court deferred sentence in the .ase of Joseph Sonoski, of Oil City, barged with breaking, entering and nrceny. Sidney Smith, "Gumps," CHICAGO, Oct. 21 UP Officials of the Chicago Tribune Syndicate today considered plans for keeping alive -The Gumps," famous comic strip, whose creator, Sidney Smith, was killed yesterday after signing a three-year contract at ?l.Vt,O(0 a year. smith, fK. was killed when his car Mrurk another " machine driven by Wendell Martin near Harvard. 111. Smith was nearly decapitated as his car struck a steel pole after the Initial Impact. M.rrtin sustained a fractured hip and Jaw. Smith made the pont "ketch of "td !c Yak," a goat used in an earlier strip, for the proprietor of the Blbhllng over Tavern, where he stopped nt 3:30 a. in. while en route In his 2.2t acre farm near Shirlaml. It was has last drawing. Iml Hi" Chicago Tribune an need I lie art 1st had prepared "The Gumps" three months In advance and Hint the cartoon would le published day by day. Funeral services will be held Wednesday nt Hie Cbii'auo residence, with Dr. Harrison Hay Anderson, pastor of Hie Fourth Presbyterian Church, officiating. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Katliryn Imogcne Kmllh. hikI two children by former marriages. Mrs. Gladvs Smith l.uekow, of tiuderdale Lake. Wis., and Itohert Sidney Smith, Jr.. 25, I'liocnlx, Ariz. Tlie Triliuiie revealed that "The Gumiw" cartoon was conceived in HilT FOUR DEFEWDANTS SENTENCED HERE By WEBB MILLER. (Copyright, 1935, by United Press.) ADUWA, Ethiopia, Oct. 20. (Via Asmara, Eritrea, Oct. 21.) The Italian army on the northern front is ready at the given signal to start a wide, deep advance into the largest unexplored region in the world. It will be an advance unique in warfare, in which baby tanks co-operating with airplanes will lead an advance into a country unmapped, unknown, whose mysteries include a race of black Jews whose origin no one knows. TO INVADE MOST PRIMITIVE AREAS. It will cover great tracts of country where people have never seen a white man, never heard of the World War, who, if they have heard of such countries as France, Great Britain and the United States, believe that their names stand for tribes. There is no activity on the frontier at present, so far as fighting or advancing. The Srmy is on the Aksum-Aduwa-En-tiscio-Adigrat line from west to east. Within the last few days the area of occupation has been extended out southward from Italian Wounded Toll Exceeds Previous Reports; Two Ships Taking 1,000 Home. By LEON KAY. (Copyright 1935 by United Press.) LONDON, Oct. 21. Advance guards of more than 300,000 men moving into battle in southern Ethiopia recoiled from heavy hand to hand fighting today and prepared for a major battle described in both Rome and Addis Ababa as only a few days distant. A force of 1.000 Italian Somaffi'lanrf natives suipjwrted Iby lainplanes almost destroyed1 an Ethiopian unit of the saine munilbetr yesterday in sa vage, hand to hiand fighting, the Exchange Telegraph correspondent with the Italian Army said, and pursued the survivors remorselessly today across the plain. At the sarnie time two Italian ghiips ipassed through Port Said with 1,000 men wounded' on the iSotniaffi'land front, indicating that guertHa battles in the Ethiopian interior have been far more savwge 'Mian official dispatches betray. Tanks Transport Troops. The Exchange Telegraph correspondent said yesterday fighting engaged a'pproxi'mwtely 3,0f0 men and more than 20 airplanes in the most savage tattle of the war. There wag no esui- MKite of dead and wounded, but th Ethiopian force was reported "cut to ipieees. Italian observation planes discovered the Ethiopian force two days ago, de scending the Fafan River valley. Gen. RodoWb Giraziani feared it planned to drive a wedge iberween the Italian left wing and the centrail: invading forces in the neighlborhood of fJahial or Gorhal. .Satvirday " night' the Ethiopians eajmtped and rtoig trenches at Shillawe. Graziani acted swiftjy. Tracks and swift tanks to which the iSamalilafld1 native soldiers cl'uog like monkeys transited 1,000 men under cover of darkness to a point neair the Ethiopian position. In the day's first gray light Italian ainpla nes swept low over the Btblopiwn (Cowftnued on Page 6.) T F E5 Man Wounded in Alleged Quarrel Leaves Hospital. Charges brought against Park Matthews, 25, of Clintonville, in connection with the alleged slashing of Francis Ilovis. 3j, a neighbor, during an altercation Oct. S had been dropped today following the discharge of Hovis from a New Castle hospital. Charges of assault and battery and aggravated assault and battery with Intent to kill were filed against Matthews before Justice of the Peace Frank Riddle, of Scrubgrass Township, by Richard Hovis, brother of the man who was injured, and Matthews ws released under $1,000 balL The charges were withdrawn after tlie defendant paid costs in the case and hospital bills for Hovis. The tatter was cut on the wrist, chest and abdomen. The two men, occupants of a double house, were alleged to have quarreled over the dumping of refuse in the yard. Hovis was discharged from the hospital Friday. 4 ATTENTION, ODD FELIjOWS. I. O. O. F. members please meet at hall at 7:30 tonight to go to the home of Lewis Krepp to pay onr last respects to Brother Emanuel Keely. M. M. MORE, Noble Grand. Kummace side, Calvary Baptist Church, Tuesday, Oct. 22. at 9 a. m, II Duce to be Asked Minimum Demands; If Reasonable Mediterranean Troubles May Cease. Ity 14)1 IS F. KEEMLE, United rrew Cable Editor. NEW VOR.K, Oct 21. The next 10 days may divide whether there will be war In Europe. The denger of an outbreak is the Mediterranean baa far from been averted by the diplomatic move la the last few days. The danger was so real and imminent that Britain and France, striving to the last to stave It off, bargained with Italy and arranged a breathing spell until Oct. 31, when the League meets again to enforce the drastic penalties It has already voted. In the meantime, efforts will lie made to get Miwsollnl to stale his minimum demands. If they are resKon-able enough, war In the Mediterranean tContHwcd on Pnr 'i CI 0 1 IN REEDQFGHAR6 RUTH INIOHOLS. TROT, X. T., Oct. 21. CP Her body crashed and burned, Ruth Xich-ols, one of America's foremost women aviators, was so seriously hurt in a crash of her 20-passenger airplane today that doctors gave her only "a fair chance" to survive. Capt. Harry Hublitch, who was piloting the craft when it fell and caught fire on a take-off from Troy airport, also was injured critically. The plane, forced down by a strong cross wind, struck a tree, then caught fire. Four Others Also Hurt. . The plane waft wrecked. Four other persons aboard also were hurt They were: William Holt, of New York City. Raymond Hanes. of Exenia. O. Gladys Berkenheifer and Xena Berk-enheiser, sisters. All were given emergency treatment at the airport. nublltch comes from New York City. One hour after the crash word came from the hospital that Miss Nichols and the pilot' were in a serious condition. Hulblitch with 22 years' experience, attempted a forced landing after a cross wind struck the plane. The big ship swerved and crashed Into a tree. Then it caromed into the tomato field. TERA workers ran to the plane and pulled out the passengers. Miss Nichols and Hublitch were unconscious. They were carried to an automobile and taken to Troy Samaritan Hospital. The others injured were treated on the field by airport nurses and physicians. Farmer Albert Turner, fiS, said he was "resting" in bed when he heard a "terrific crash." He ran outside and saw the big ship plunge Into his tomato patch. "The plane immediately burst into flames," he said. "I saw several peo-(Continued on Page 6.) T.ixviT.f.T UTVTTV Vm.. Oct. 21. i-n ra,t Pont Hnmrla. of Titus- velle, Pa., was recovering today from injuries suffered in an airplane crash near Smith Field, Vn.. that took the life of Cadet Frank William Brendle. of Pallas, Ees., Brendle was nt the cronrrols of the army plane that crashed. Both men were members or tne awn oomoHru-ment squadron, stationed here. flntof Hnmerla is a son of Michael Hamerla. a farmer residing on the Ti-tusvllle-Breedtown Road. PRESIDENT HASTENING Ol'T OF PATH OF IH'RRJCANE AROAKD U. 8. S. HOUSTON. Oct. 21. UP Heavy nwells and threaten-Inff weather caused Preshk-nt Roose velt to cancel a proposed atop for fish ing and hasten on norm warn aneaa of the West Indian hurricane. Tlnnce. Monday. Wednesday and Friday nights. Park View Cafe. It NOV. 7 SET AS DATE TO BEGIN SANCTIONS VOTED AGAINST ITALY GUN EVA, Oct. 21. UP 'Nov. 7 Hhn been the date on which to begin applying financial and economic sanctions to Italy. It was learned today In a reliable quarter. It Is understood that application of the measures voted by the League to halt Italy's Illegal war gainst Ethiopia will be ordered for that date when the big penalties committee of .12 nations reconvenes on Oct. 31. The members of the committee are scheduled to report to the big committee on Oct. 28 on their willingness to Join In punitive measures against the Fascist government, nnd to state at the same time when they are willing to bring them Into force. TITUSVILLE CADET HURT IN AIR CRASH In an impressive demonstration in East Africa, 30,000 (members of the as shown above, to celebrate the fifth Musswllni told them. "Make of them LAVAL FACES TEST AS GO-BETWEEN II E Endorsement of Electors Per mits Him to Act as Conciliator Unhampered by Politics. By RALPH HEINZEN. (Copyright, 1935, by United Press.) PARIS. Oct. 21. Premier Pierre Laval, whose foreign policy received the endorsement of the French electorate at yesterday's parliamentary election, today faced the supreme test of his abilities as a conciliator dn the International field. The "honest ibroker" who seeks to keeio the war in Africa from leaping ecros the Medii terra nean by reconcil ing Anglo-Italian differences and by acting as go-between iMansxolini and Haite Selassie ihas 10 days of grace In whMi to work diplomatic miracle. The League of Nations will take no further punitive action against Italy tiefore Oct. 31, when the l'ennd'ties Committee reconvenes to decide the date mpon whldi the sanctions already voted shall go into effect. Laval's power to legislate Iby decree ntao 'holds until Oct. 31. So the swarthy Hi tie Auvcrgimt's hand are free to make the most of his brreithlng space. His efforts will fle un hampered by political pressure on the home front, as parliament probably will not Ibe called into session before mwl-Xovemlw. The cabinet will meet Tuesday and Wednesday to hear Laval outline the course he will pursue in Ills diml capacity of premier and foreign minister. Then will begin a week of diplomatic activity upon the outcome of which may depend the peaee if F.uTope. The prospect Laval fact is disheartening. The essential dondtlock between Italian auditions land the League' (Continued on rage 6.) Creator of Killed in Crash by J. M. Patterson, then active In directing the affairs of the paper. It has apieared dally since. Patterson used the word "Gump" to refer to an odd sort of character as the head of a "typlcnl" family. Smith signed a new three-year contract with a two-year option with his syndicate Saturday night and was planning a western vacation. He was to receive $150,00 a year. In 1!22 he slimed what was said to be the first $1,000,000 contract ever given a comic strip artist. It was for a 10-year jierlod. At his Lake Geneva, Wis., home where the contract was allied there Is a statue of Andy Gump on the grounds. Smith drove Arthur W. Crawford. Albert M. lxwciithnl and Hlalr Wallister. of the Tribune Syndicate, from Lake Geneva to Chicago Saturday night and sit out for bis farm at 2 a. ni.. afler talking with his wife at their Chicago apartment. Horn in nioonilngton. III., Smith beiran his career ns a cartoonist at the age of 1H on the Itloomlngton Sunday I'.ye In sit.-. He worked for newspapers In Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Toledo before coming to Chicago. Coroner C. H. Cook, of Mcllenry County, postponed an inquest until Oct. 30. There were no witnesses to the crash, which was discovered by Slate Highway Policeman Osiulr UROPEAN CRISIS a AKSUM, NOW HELD BY ITALIANS, LIES IN A FERTILE VALLEY Webb" Miller, United Press staff correspondent with the northern Italian armies, today presents a vivid picture of conditions in the area which has been occupied by the Invading forces. Of one of the key cities In the district, he says: "Aksum lies In a fertile valley, with fields of corn, wheat and millet and fields of slek cattle. It Is the richest territory yet entered. It Is a town of 4.000 people, of motley circular conical thatched huts grouped in coniiounds surrounded by walls, each inhabited by the head of a family, his sons, daughters and relations. "The principal building is the Coptic Christian cathedral, a low stone building with broad flights of steeis ami courtyards. The inner courtyard is forbidden to women, while men must remove their shoes when they enter It." Experts Think That Next 10 Days Will Decide if There Will be War in Europe the line for strategic reasons,' giving the positions of the soldiers greater strength. Reconnaissance flights of airplanes have revealed only a few scattered assemblage of Ethiopian troops in the Bircutan-Tembicn-Makale region extending 50 miles southward. Official siKikesmen hesitate to estimate the total Ethiopian strength before them, but believe it may reach 30.000 to 40.000 men. However, they say, the Ethiopians may be aide to muster 100,000 men in all on the whole northern front from the Sudan to the Red iSea. Actually the Italian north ern army is occupying a front of only about 37 miles from east to west. It has met with almost no resistance since the campaign started October 10. The principal activity of the moment Is the continuous consolidation of (Continued on Page 6.) Grove City Fan Dies as Gridder bxpires on Field GROVE CITY, Oct. 21 IP Trag edy struck a double blow at Grove City High School's football game haturday with Sharon. Frank Wolford, lis Grove City player, dropped dead on tne Held and a lew moments later an aged spectator suffered a fatal heart ultack. Dr. W. A. Applegate, iMercer County coroner, pronounced both deaths due to natural causes. Wolford, u senior who played left guard, collapsed after running Interference for another player 1 the first quarter. When announcement was umdu at the half that be had died and that the game would be discontinued, Thomas V. Surrena, 64, a spec tator, crumpled In hjs scat. Others rushed him to his home where be died a few minutes later. Funeral services for Surrena will be held tomorrow at 10 a. m. and for Wolford at 3 p. tu. It wag expected that the football squad would attend the youth's services.. Dr. C. II. Williamson will officiate at the Wolford funeral and assist Rev. Homer Davis at the JSurreuu services. GREEK; LARGE AREA BURNED A forest fire that spread rapidly as it was fanned by a high wind swept up Pithole Creek for a distance of two and a half miles within a perll ni alwut two hours this afternoon, and still was burning furiously in mid-afternoon. The blaw was discovered from a fire tower near Olcopolis about 12:20 p. ni. It started mt a half mile fmm the junction of the creek and the Allegheny River, a half mile from Oleopolls. The flames spread over a large area on the west side of the creek. A crew of ten men turned out to fiirht the blaae when It was flnt discovered, and the force was Increased to 20 before 2 p. in. It wm believed that no valuable property other than timber was endangered by the flames. The fire was burning over property owned by the Hilton and Berry estates. The firefighters were directed by Warden Sam Nelson. Diplomatic Negotiations Between Britain and Italy May Result in Settling Crisis. By SIDNEY J. W1MJAMS. (Cnpyrlglrt 1M3 by I'nlted Press.) LONDON, Oct.. 21. Hope was expressed in well Informed quarters today that a ten-day breathing spell for troubled Europe may provide the basis for eventual pea between Italy and Ethiopia. Those who at first regarded the lessening of tension between Italy and Great Britain in the Mediterranean as an isolated, If Important, factor, now believe that fruitful diplomatic negotiations for settlement of the entire crista may follow. The League of Nations, proceeding with the penalisation of Italy for Its undeclared war on Ethiopia, Is not. to take further action until H't. 31. when It will decide on the dute for dvelar-(Continued on Page 9 )