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FINAL EDITION And Warmer Thursday. Temperatures Yesterday: High, 37; Low, 19; Mean Humidity, 81. Detailed Weather Report, Fife 4 and 13. VOU XCVI. NO. 316-DAILY Entered as Becond-c1si matter. Post Office, Cincinnati, Ohio. THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 18, 1937 26 PAGES TUPCE PPVTQ Hamilton ('onntT and I FIVE CENTS) XtlMXIUHj KjCjXVXO Campbell and Kenton Coontln Elsewhen VACATIONS With Pay Sought 1 "SKY LIMIT" In Liquor Quiz, TEN MEN Plunge To Death TRIO ESCAPES INJURY DUST STORMS HIT WESTERN STATES As Bridge Framework Falls At Golden Gate. By Miners At Opening Of Wage Negotiations. Davey Says In Reply To Threat Of Subpoena. THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER I I r. i mmmmia teiiis mmmm i-AvmmBM Safety Net Is Carried Down For 200 Feet Poulson Also Is To Be Called, Ohio Told Pay Increase, Shorter Week Also Urged. t.C-.fT' i s- flTLEflST0 Into San Francisco Bav Victims Enmeshed. By State Auditor, Ready To Press His Study. Operators Stunned By Demands Of Toilers. I fix? Investigation Also Is Asked In Senate Topper's Aid Aims "Utterly Impossible," They Say John L. Lewis Mass Of Steel And Timber Crashes Into Waters To Drift Toward Open Sea With Boats In Pursuit. Is Declares April 1 Pact Deadline. To Be Sought By Ferguson, Is Tip. New York, February 17 (AP) BY CHARLES M. DEAN. Columbus Bureau, 207 Sahr SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THB E.MJCIItbK. The soft coal industry replied "ut terly today to John L. Lewis's demand for a thirty-hour work week and a 13 per cent pay Columbus, Ohio, February 17 Names of prospective witnesses in State Auditor Joseph T. Ferguson's liquor investigation were announced today and those of Governor Davey Increase for his 400.000 bituminous San Francisco, February 17 (AP) Scaffolding that collapsed today on the Golden Gate Bridge previously had been declared unsafe by an Inspector for the State Industrial Accident Commission. The commission's chief Inspector, L. K. Reinhardt, and officials of the Pacific Br' Age Company, building the giant structure, were on the way here for another inspection when the scaffolding collapsed In a roar of rending steel and splintering wood. Killed In Air Raid coal miners. Associated Press. After thus bluntly rejecting the United Mine Workers' proposals, the coal operators demanded that the present work week be increased Three persons were trapped in an automobile when it was driven into a two-story brick, steel, and frame building at Los Angeles. The occupants of the car escaped injury, but the building was virtually destroyed. At Madrid As Defense Yields In Southeast. from 35 to 40 hours, and that hour ly pay rates be cut 15 per cent, With this exchange, negotiations toward a new wage and hour agree and Francis Poulson, Chairman of the State Democratic Committee, led all the rest. "Jack" McCombe, one-time reported collector of campaign funds also was mentioned as a possible witness. A dozen other names of persons connected with distilleries and whisky agents were listed as among those to be subpoenaed. Governor Davey was unperturbed by developments of the day. "So far as I am concerned he ment were under way. The pres Rebel Ring Around Capital ent contract expire3 at midnight, Complete If Tajuna Valley "Pincers" Meet. Court Revision Is Indorsed By Labor Executive Council; Compromise Plan Opposed March 31. Lewis and Charles P. O'Neill, spokesman for the operators, ex San Francisco, February 17 (AP) A huge mass of steel and timber fell 200 feet from the Golden Gate Bridge into the San Francisco Bay today, carrying probably 10 men to death in the meshes of a safety net designed to protect their lives. Tons of metal and wood used as paving framework broke loose from a deck of the gigantic $35,000,000 pressed hope the new agreement can investigate to his heart's con tent," the Governor said. "SKY IS THE LIMIT? "The sky is the limit. I have no objection to any inquiry by any could be reached without a strike, but Lewis warned the operators that the miners would not work April 1 without a contract. VAST AREA AFFECTED. The miners and operators announced their demands at the opening session of the Appalachian joint wage conference. Technically, this conference fixes wages and hours only for the commercial Washington, February 17 (AP) The Executive Council of the American Federation of Labor gave official indorsement tonight to President Roosevelt's judiciary reorganization proposal. William Green, American Federa Madrid, February 18 (Thursday) Ten persons were killed and more than 70 wounded In the Vallecas District alone as Insurgent air raiders bombed Madrid and its environs twice last night. (Vallecas Is on the southeastern edge of the Spanish capital.) The second bombing came shortly after the first air raid on Madrid since January 6. A dozen bombs were dropped on the capital in the first raid, which began at 10:15 p. m. (5:15 p. m. E. S. competent authority." During the day Senate Republic International News. "Black blizzards," or dust storms, again have caused distress in Western states with Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado having received the brunt of the red-brown haze, which darkened a prairie town, top. Last year the storms were so severe that pedestrians in Kansas City, were forced to resort to dust masks, bottom. ans made a move for a second in vestigation of the State Department tion of Labor President, announced of Liquor Control. Senator A. "It was the opinion of the Execu Baumhart, of Erie County, pre 3ented a resolution providing for a bridge and hurtled at least 13 men to the waters below. The plummeting tangle of men and materials hit the safety net stretching for more than a mile under the side of the bridge deck, broke the life web and peeled it off so that it fell into the bay like a monster strip of fabric in the unrolling process. BOATS ARE SPEEDED. Fishing boats and fast moving coast guardsmen sped to the scene and immediately recovered one body and two living men. Nine other workers apparently tangled in the wreckage, were believed dead. A section of the mass broke loose tive Council that the sincere and earnest desire of labor for judicial reform and for the realization of Senate committee to investigate the purchasing and awarding of con Green said an intensive campaign was planned throughout the United States "to acquaint the members of Congress with the desires of labor and labor's friends for favorable action upon the President's recommendation at the earliest possible date." The action climaxed a day of numerous developments in the controversy over the reorganization proposal. Senate and House' Democrats brough forth compromise proposals to smooth the dispute surrounding President Roosevelt's request for authority to enlarge the Supreme Court unless Justices whose ages exceed 70 retire. Senators Burton K. Wheeler of Montana and Homer T. Bone of Washington, acting jointly, introduced a resolution embodying a constitutional amendment under which Congress by a two-thirds Dust I urns Day Into Wight, social and economic tracts in all state departments. Madrid, February 17 (UP)-Rebel and Loyalist forces tonight were locked in terrific combat which could be promoted better through Under the Senate rules the reso Closes Schools. Blocks Roads may mark the beginning of the lution went to the Rules Committee, where it must receive approval be the acceptance and application of the President's recommendation, rather than through the slow, tedious process of a constitutional fore it can be introduced formally. The Rules Committee met follow mines in the vast Appalachian fields, reaching from Central Pennsylvania to Tennessee. All other mine wages and hours, however, are based on the Appalachian standard. The increase the miners asked for would amount to 50 cents a day for those men hired by the day, bringing the basic daily wage from $5.50 to $6 in the North and from $5.10 to $5.60 in the South. The miners also asked for an increase of 15 cents in the combined cutting and loading rate (2 cents to the cutter and 13 to the loader) 25 cents a ton increase for pick end of the Spanish civil war. Fighting was heaviest in the southeastern sector in the Jarama River area. Both sides asserted they were on Guymon, February 7 (AP) amendment. ing the session, but did not discuss 'The council fully believes that Swirling "black blizzards" threats to crops and health the resolution of the Erie Senator, Baumhart's resolution recites "va the offensive. and drifted toward the open sea with rescue boats in Dursuit The turned day into night In parts of rious investigations have come Fighting started before dawn and Oklahoma today while wind-blown request for nurses to help doctors handle flu and pneumonia which, aggravated by dust, have caused 11 deaths in the last few days in Hugo-ton, a town of 1,500. The blowing top soil moved into Lamar, but the dust area of New Mexico reported clear skies. C. D. McBratney, farmer, living labor throughout the United States, as represented by the American Federation of Labor, will rally to the support of the President in the recommendation which he made." about from various departments of was continuing at nightfall. top soil spread its haze over sec boats caught up to It before It reached the heads of the Golden Gate and began searching for bodies. state government which would place Despite the new united Loyalist tions of Kansas, Texas, and Colo a question upon the business meth Continued On Page 2, Column command under General Jose Miaja, ods engaged in by these state de rado. Several Oklahoma Panhandle the government forces slowly were giving ground tonight. mining and 20 per cent for yardage partments. SENATE QUIZ SOUGHT. farmers demanded government relief as the dust storm, fourth in as Miaja told the United Press, how and dead work. VACATIONS ALSO SOUGHT. "The criticism of the method of many days, reached serious near Guymon, said four days of continual dust had filled up wheat lands between hard ridges thrown up to prevent the soil from blowing. Layers of dust settled in Guy Kuhlman's Life Story Is Told By Sister, With Mercy Plea ever, his troops were advancing slowly against determined resistance" and had gained ground both in the southern Jarama River and The next step in the negotiations will be the appointment of a joint doing business in the State of Ohio has become widespread and the activities thus engaged have come Schools were closed as the dust mon school rooms as students were Lamanarosa sectors. gloom enveloped Texas County, In the Oklahoma Panhandle. Visibility was zero. Busses were stranded. "The enemy has not set foot on dismissed. Teachers said the gloom of the "black blizzard" made itlm-possible for the pupils to study. the Valencia Highroad at any time," THEORY SCRAPPED San Francisco, February 17 (AP) Despite the crash of scaffolding which took probably 10 lives today, the Golden Gate Bridge project still was far ahead of the old engineering theory that each $1,000,000 worth of construction costs one human life. The $35,000,000 project is 95 per cent complete and its engineers said only one man had been killed previously. Twenty-four men lost their lives in construction accidents on the $77,000,000 Transbay Bridge, he said. As Oklahoma wheat blew out Crack German, Italian, and Moorish troops were aiding the farmers called on the government to "give us jobs so we can eat into ill repute." The resolution directs that a committee of five be named, with not more than three from any one political party, "for the purpose of investigating the purchases and letting of contracts in all state departments. The resolution carries an appropriation of $500 for expenses of the investigation. mass drive started by rebel General Francisco Franco and his while we battle the sister reproached herself for her brother's crime, blaming herself for being unable to cure his physical infirmities which shadowed his adolescent life. Mrs. Broerman is the former wife of Frank Gore Williams who, with John J. Poholsky, has pleaded guilty to a first degree murder charge in the Miller case. Williams and Poholsky will be sen 'Texas County gave more than Highway traffic was paralyzed. Street lights burned dimly throughout the day. There was a shortage of dust masks. Guymon stores sold out their supply yesterday. Southwestern Kansas residents donned the masks for the first time this season at Liberal. Hugoton schools were closed. Health authorities banned all public gatherings and the Stevens County Red Cross Chapter wired a $1,000 for flood relief when It BY JOSEPH GARRETSON, JR. By Staff Correspondent. SPECIAL DI.HIMTOH TO TUB ENQUIRER. Brookville, February 17 A frail, white-faced woman sobbed a story of crime, insanity, brutality, and poverty from the witness stand here today to delineate the wretched environment in which William A. Kuhlman, confessed slayer of Captain Harry R. Miller, passed his formative years. The testimony of Mrs. Carolyn Broerman, Clinton Street. Cincinnati, sister of William A. Kuhlman, marked the high spot of the defense's fight to save Kuhlman from Rebel planes dominated the air needed the money itself," said S. Palmer, a farmer living near and twice bombed olive groves where Miaja was attempting to con Tyrone. "The government comes centrate reinforcements. Loyalists in after floods to rebuild homes. Now we are as bad off as the committee to draft the new agreement. Both miners and operators expressed an opinion this committee would not get down to work for two or three weeks. The operators gulped when Philip Murray, Vice President of the mine workers, read the union's demands. With the cut in hours and the pay increase, the miners demanded a guaranteed income of $1,200 a year and a two-week vacation with pay each year. O'Neill smilingly told the conference the only point on which minors and operators agreed was that the next agreement should remain in effect for two years, until March 31, 1939. Still pale from the cold he contracted when helping to negotiate the General Motors strike settlement last week, Lewis said the miners would "make every contribution toward the success of the conference." "Peace dwells in the Industry," he said, "we hope that this conference admitted heavy losses. tenced next week. Kuhlman's de fense counsel contends that Wil flood sufferers and nothing has Units of the government's foreign Throughout today Ferguson proceeded with plans for an elaborate investigation of the State Liquor Department. At the same time he announced other departments would be investigated, particularly as regards purchase of coal by the state. been done for us." Drigade chiefly French war vet erans with a sprinkling of anti Continued On Page 12, Column 5. the electric chair. At one point the The Auditor indicated he expected disclosures to come would lead ifim liams is responsible for leading Kuhlman into a life of crime. It was necessary for Judge Ros-coe C. O'Byrne to recess court twice to allow time for Mrs. Broerman to compose herself. Just after leaving the courtroom she collapsed in the corridor of the Courthouse. William F. Hopkins, Cincinnati Continued On Page 5, Column 1. Keep Pollution War Apart From Flood, Backers Urge to investigate many other departments, not excepting the Highway The spectacular crash was the first major accident on the bridge, which spans the Golden Gate from San Francisco to the scenic and agricultural north coast. Heretofore only one life had been lost during the construction. Bridge officials said the failure of a wheel on a trolley carrier system acted with a trigger-like effect to Btart the ripping away of the framework. Men yelled and scambled toward Department. Girl Asks Violinist Is Pictured FORCED LANDING In the afternoon Ferguson went Continued On Page 7, Columqn 3. Stream purification should pro As'1 A Great Petter" Made By Lindberghs ceed on its own, whether the flood-control program goes through or New York, February 17 (AP) safety spots as the trolley tore loose, carrying the framework with it. Certain of them jumped Into In Syrian Desert Oasis During may work out terms or a new agreement without the loss of a Continued On Page 12, Column 7. In a soft voice, blond Peggy Garcia, former hat check girl in a Harlem night club, testified today that Dave Rubinoff, violinist, asked her not, Cincinnati sponsors of the stream pollution program declared yesterday. Their views were given following receipt by the Chamber of Commerce of the official report of the of the nation's population Is concerned directly with the waters of the Ohio Basin, "which present grave dangers and great opportunities." The river itself, according to the report, "is a sewer, a source of water supply, an outlet for floods, and a highway." Of pollution, the report says: "Pollution of the main river and some of its tributaries by untreated domestic sewage and industrial wastes is a constant and serious I Sandstorm Couple To Stay Overnight At Rutbah Wells. Owes Life To Six Dogs. Injured Hunter In Cave 65 Miles From Help For Month Has Food Only For Self. the net. But the falling debris came after them, ripped away a section of the web and "the direct question, 'would you marry National Resources Committee, a Continued On Page 12, Column 4. copy of which was sent to Hudson Parents To Testify Against Son Or Go To Jail, Is Threat Jerusalem, February 17 (AP) A stinging sandstorm forced the flyine Lindberghs Charles and Miss Garcia, who is demanding 500,000 from Rubinoff in a breach of promise action, said the violinist Biery, Chairman of the Stream Purification Committee of the r1llllllltllllllllHllllllllllllllltllllllllllllllllllllllMIIIIHlfl "Sometimes I thought I'd go crazy Chamber of Commerce, by Charles W. Eliot, Executive Officer of the National Resources Committee, threat to public health. Acid drainage from mines complicates the problem. It is estimated that the Santa Maria, February 17 (AP) Six dogs were 'starving. "But I just told them, 'boys, the old man needs all this chow till he gets And they never touched a speck. And I'd have died, for sure, if those dogs had ever left This Morning in THE ENQUIRER what with the pain and all," he said. "Then I'd call the dogs around and talk, and that made me feel better." Tant had hoped passing hunters would rescue him, but the forest was choked with snow. Washington. sewage produced by per Neither Biery nor Morris Ed told her how "alone he felt, "made violent love" to her, and said: "I want to ask you a direct question. Would you marry me?" The comely plaintiff told Supreme Court Justice Salvatore A. Cotillo and a jury that Rubinoff asked her to accompany him on his road tour, and, when she protested, told her: "Don't be a child." "But I am a child," she said she sons drains into tne unio jiver directly, or through tributaries. Less than 30 per cent of this sew wards. Executive Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce, saw any conflict between tne recom mended program of the committee me." That was the story told today by Charles Tant, a hunter of mountain lions, who lay injured since early in January in a cave in the Anne to an emergency landing today at a Syrian desert oasis, tardy but safe on their aerial jaunt to the Near East. Reports from Bagdad, their destination, told Increasingly anxious watchers at many Asia Minor airports that the famous Americans had landed at Rutbah Wells, on the Damascus-Bagdad motor route. Airport officials at Bagdad said the Lindberghs had tried to fly on from Rutbah after crossing over that place, but were driven back by the treacherous sand. At one point the visibility was reduced to 200 yards. The Lindberghs are on a flight that has taken them by easy stages Page 2 4 4 6 7 8 and the pending Barkley-Vmson Review of Editorials Frank R. Kent News of the Courts. Radio Programs Society News Amusements stream purification bill. insisted to Rubinoff. Both said the proposed bill tied wild Los Padres forest. He dragged himself back to civilization Then, she said, Rubinoff asked if in with the flood-control program, Chicago, February 17 (US) Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Shapiro were served with notice today they must help send their only son, Harold, 21 years old, to prison or go to jail themselves. The son, a college graduate, is under indictment on charges he directed two other youths in robbing his parents of $6,000 in jewels and $500 cash. Assistant State's Attorney John Boyle said the parents were his only witnesses, obtained a continuance to March 29, and announced: "If the Shapiros don't appear to prosecute the charges I'll go before the grand jury and ask that they be indicted for conspiracy to obstruct justice. That may mean jail for them." this week, I says to myself, 'when this chow is gone, I got to do something, And I did'." It was 65 miles to the nearest habitation. Half-hobbling, cold and in pain, he made his way through the forest. "The dogs come right along. They watched over me while I slept. And they never touched any of the grub that was left. They went out and got their own. You can tell from the looks of them they didn't get much." she would go on the tour if he married her, and she answered, "I would." that it embodied the best ideas available, and that it should be pressed as a matter of its own, re Six weeks ago, Tant said, he age receives any treatment. "On days of minimum flow, about one quart in every gallon the main river at certain points has passed through a sewer system." Pointing out that a determined attack upon the pollution problem is imperative, the report recommends various undertakings "for immediate investigation or construction," with their estimated costs. These projects, with their estimated costs, include Study of industrial wastes in Ohio Continued On Page 12, Column 3. slipped on ice while hunting, smash Bridge News 10 Serial Stories 10-U Woman's Pages 10-11 Sports Danny Dumm 16 Markets Finance 1 Miss Garcia said the violinist ing a knee-cap anl elbow. The gardless of the outcome of flood-control plans. first of many blizzards was start The Resource Committee's report played his theme song for her ardently on his violin, and that he proved to be "a great petter." covered the subject of stream pollu Real Estate News 22 Death Notices 2.1 I Comics 25 Miss Garcia raisfld her demand i from England to Italy, Sicily, Tripoli, and Egypt. Rutbah their haven, is in the Wady Harun, a stony water course that is dry in the summer. ing. Inch by inch, he said, he crawled to a cave where he had cached food. The dogs went with him. He stayed there until several days ago. tion in a general resume of the Ohio Valley situation. At last he reached the forest cabin of Dot Webber near Coleson Canyon. Forest rangers brought him to surgical aid. in the action from $100,000 to IIIHIIIIIIIIMIHIHIIIIIIHIWtWtlHltmWItWHIIimHIHtlllltl i It pointed out that one-seventh 1500,000.

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