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6 0 CHINESE ARMY IN COUNTERATTACK WIN BACK LOST GROUND By Associated Presi N Shanghai, Feb. 25. Hammered all day long by a terrific Japanese bombardment, the Chinese army in the Kiangwan sector swarme'd .out of its trenches tonight, launched a surprising counterattack, 'and won back nearly all the ground it had lost during the day. The counterattack appeared to have taken the Japanese by surprise, for it carried the Chinese back across the shell - torn ground and tonight Kiangwan was still in their hands. Shanghai, Feb. 25. The Japanese army flung the full force of its power on the Chinese defenses northwest of Kiangwan this afternoon in the most desperate battle since the beginning of the fighting at Shanghai, and late in the day they claimed they had crushed the Chinese first line and forced it into a disorderly retreat. The Japanese swept forward "in an encircling movement around Kiangwan village, tore a gap in the Chinese line and pressed forward toward Tachang. The little Spartan force of Chinese defending Kiangwan village, continued to cling to their posts, however, and were virtually surrounded as , the Japanese drive , pressed on west of them. Firing Is Heavy The Japanese artillery moved forward - to two new positions during, the afternoon and their infantry had long since left the location it PINCHOT PLANS TO OPPOSE HOOVER INSPRINGPRIMARY Governor Confers in Washington With Republican Independents . Bv Associated Press Washington, Feb. 25. An anti - Hoover presidential campaifi in the Republican primaries was discussed today by Governor Pinchot, occupied when the battle began this morning. The big guns poured a crushing Are on the Chinese while the infantry advanced. Fighting desperately, the Japanese took Miao - chungchen, northwest of - Kiangwan, and continued their wheeling drive from . there. The entire area was covered with a gigantic cloud of smoke which made it almost impossible to determine the details of what was going on. As the afternoon wore on the Japanese claimed they had occupied the Chinese first line defenses northwest of Kiangwan, and that their artillery was then pounding viciously the second, line. At the same time a largefleet of forty air planes, flying high to' avoid hitting the Japanese infantry, rained 250 - pound bombs in a continuous bombardment at the Chinese. While the battle was raging a Japanese transport arrived at the (Continued on Page 13) HANNA PETITIONS FOR U. S. SENATE IN CIRCULATION Cabinet Otficer to Support Volstead Act, Eighteenth Amendment mm STIMSON HALTS FLOOD OF NOTES ON WARSITUATION American Policy Outlined Showing Displeasure Over Oriental Battle Washington, Feb. 25. Secretary of State Stimson's frank letter to Senator Borah outlining American policy in China was seen today as a definite effort to inform world opinion and stop the barrage of notes between Tokio and Washington, v The letter to Senator Borah calls for no reply from the Japanese foreign office and does not invite international controversy. But it lets all powers interested in the In ternational Settlement at Shanghai and its perils know that the United States believes existing treaties sufficient, if strictly adhered to, to protect the interests of China, as well as those of all other nations which signed the nine - power treaty, framed at the Washington conference in. 1922. No Reply Necessary By this indirect method Japan's suggestions that there should be treaty revisions or at least treaty interpretations to permit of foreign intervention because of Chinese inability to maintain domestic peace and safeguard foreign interests, are definitely rejected by the United States without giving Japan a direct rebuff. Congressional sentiment is aligned strongly behind the new Stimson statement. Individual leanings color the interpretations placed upon the letter but no note of objection has been voiced. The forceful reminder by Stimson that the treaties fixing naval ratios are interdependent with the " nine - power pact for the preservation of China's territorial integrity and her free trade, and that this pact is threatened by the present conflict, was seized upon by big navy advo cates as fuel for thei: - fire". HOUSE HOPESTO FORCE VOTES ON WET BILL Washington, Feb. 25, (Resorting to extreme parliamentary tactics FIRE VICTIMS J Standing beside their fire - swept house in Rotkville. Richard Blain, left, heroically saved two children and a friend of his cousin, Mrs. Lloyd H. King, right, as flames ruined the King residence today. Between them is Miss Wilma Hoover, friend of Mrs. King, whom he awakened and assisted from the "house although he was almost overcome by smoke. In front is four - year - old Jean Elizabeth Lenker, daughter of Mrs. King. Blain carried her and her six - months the second floor to safety as flames Dry Women Threaten to Bolt Democratic Party if Wet Man Is Nominated By Associated Press u uu AND RESCUER By Telegraph Staff Photographer. - old - stepbrother,. Lloyd H., Jr., from reached their room v Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt of ni WINNIE JUDD IN DEATH CELL PLANS HER LAST BATTLE Sentenced to Hang May 1 1 but Appeal Will Delay Execution Arizona State Prison, Floreirhe, Ariz., Feb. 25. Sentenced to hang May 11, Mrs.' Winnie Ruth Judd, convicted "trunk" murderess, today occupied a cell in condemned, row, hopeful her attorneys may yet save her from the gallows. Mrs. Judd was brought to the state prison from Phoenix late last night, having . left Phoenix a few hours after Superior Judge Howard C. Speakinan denied her a new trial and sentenced her to death. Although the execution date was set for May 11, state authorities said it was not likely she would be hanged for at least fifteen months. To Review Case Under Arizonia law, an appeal to the State Supreme Court is mandatory in all cases where the death penalty is set. If the defense does not make an appeal, the state, must ask for a review of the evidence. Because this appeal must be made the execution cannot take place for more than a year. Sheriff J. R. McFadden, who ac companied Mrs. Judd to the prison from Phoenix said she was in "very jovial spirits," singing several Spanish songs. Says She Had Help In answer to the qufry, "did you have an accomplice?" the - Sheriff said Mrs. Judd replied: "Yes, I had an aicomplice." She refused, how ever, to name the person. In court yesterday when she was sentenced, Mrs. Judd denied authorship of a letter said by her husband, Dr. Wil liam C. Judd, to have been written by her, in which an alleged ac complice was named. When she was placed in her ceu, Mrs. Judd shuddered and remarked, I visited a lot of dark caves when I lived in Mexico and wasn't afraid, but this dark place scares me to death." The condemned row is lighted by three dim bulbs. It has been oc cupied by only one other woman, Eva Dugan, who was hanged he're in 1930 for the murder of, a recluse ' - MOTHER, CHILDREN LOSE ALL IN FIRE; FATHER IS FREED Fire today brought fresh disaster to the family of Mrs. Lloyd H". King, Rockville, destroyed their clothing and uninsured furniture and almost robbed her. of her two babies. Bravely she sat at the home of a neighbor, stunned by her latest troubles, unable to make any . plans to help herself and lighten her bur dens. . ' Hastening to her side was her husband, Lloyd. H. King, hurriedly released from Dauphin county prison this morning as news of his family's misfortune reached the Courthouse. Cousin Saves Children Lives of Mrs. King's two children and a young woman, friend of the family and guest at the home, were saved by Richard Blain, 24, cousin of Mrs. King. He was almost over come by smoke as he brought them to safety. The fire , in . the King residence along the River road near the Rock ville bridge was discovered about 7 o'clock this morning by a passing motorist. He ran to the rear and told Mrs King, who was in the kitchen pre paring breakfast. She called to her cousin, who dashed upstairs and carried to safety her children, Jean Elizabeth Lenker, 4, daughter by a previous marriage, and Lloyd King Jr., 6 months old. Both were asleep. "The fire had reached their room when I got to their beds," said Blain. He then returned to the second floor to arouse Miss Wilma Hoover, a friend of Mrs. King. Lost in Smoke "I crawled along the floor because the smoke was so thick," Blain said. "I couldn't see where I was going and I was lost for a minute, then saw that I was under the . bed. I Called Miss Hoover and helped her downstairs." : '. . . . ' Despite the heavy smoke Blain made two more trips to the second floor, to empty bureau drawers. Clothing Destroyed Except for a few personal effects and several ' articles of the baby's clothing, everything in the King dwelling was destroyed by fire or damaged - by smoke and water , to GOT such an extent that It cannot be used. Neighbors summoned fire companies, Mrs. C. W. Welker calling for aid from Dauphin, others calling to City Hall in Harrisburg. "We lost almost everything. I don't "know what to do," said Mrs. King as she sat in the home of Lewis Dunn, a neighbor. "All our clothes and our furniture has been burned." Husband Is Freed County officials acted quickly to free her husband, who was in jail serving a three - to - six - month sentence imposed January 15 on a charge of stealing coal from the Lykens collieries. King told E. Leroy Keen, assistant .district attorney, that he believes he can find employment and care for his family. Necessary legal papers were speedily prepared, a hearing was held in Judge - Har - gest's, offices and King was released upon his promise to pay costs. Coal taken from the collieries was returned, the court was told. The family's circumstances and the fire disaster were cited in the petition for his freedom. King left to join his family and endeavor to find shelter for them for the night. Overheated Chimney Starts Fire Ail overheated chimney is believed responsible for the fire. Mrs. King had started a wood fire In the kitchen stove shortly before 7 o'clock, she said. City and Dauphin companies were summoned, but before the flames were checked the rear of the King property was destroyed and the heat from the blaze had charred the side of the adjoining house occupied by the family of 41. M. Stabler, owner of both properties. ... The Riverside company Was sent first from Harrisburg, but because of the distance from the nearest fireplug (about 1500 feet) more hose was needed, and Fire Chief Millard M. Tawney summoned Good Will and Allison company apparatus. Dauphin firemen also responded. Chief Tawney estimated damage to the King home and furnishings at $2000, to the the Stahler home at $500.

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  1. Harrisburg Telegraph,
  2. 25 Feb 1932, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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