Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 20, 1937 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thm by The Editor Alex, H Washburn J 1 {The Unholy Three jWheti the "Shooting" Starts J OT content with their previous experiments in "lltiey Long politics" the I-ittlf Rock advisors of Governor Ifeilcy throw out a new hint this week-end of a special ses- {6n of the leprislature to consider "freeing .some of the fiife'.s nine to!) bridges," fc Little Rock, along with some of the other cities of the lute, would like to see the state-owned toll bridges made fee—and Governor Bailey, being himself a Little Rock fl'jin. hii.s from lime to time mentioned the matter, never (fishing it to a showdown. And whether his administration S'-now actually headed for such a showdown we can hardly ;ell, since he is still very ill, and the reports come from his idvisors rather than from himself. But it will be obvious to almost anyone—as The Star rtfls pointed out before—that this toll-bridge question will be a battle between the big cities and their stores, on the one Side, and the small cities and the farms, on the other side. ,/j The state has poured millions of dollars into state- 0%ned toll bridges with the expectation that the tolls col- Ifefited from motor traffic, including heavy payments by tKte thousands of tourists crossing Arkansas each year, Would safeguard Arkansas' citizens from having to pay for tHe bridges themselves. Under the original toll plan the btidges were to be self-supporting, leaving the gasoline-tax and automobile-license funds to build roads in the county aiiicl help pay for street-paving in the cities. & _ (fj ) t j s HrB i, c ,| by propagandists (Russians Put to I Death Eight High Leaders of Soviet Wave of Political fv\o.'cu- tion.s Reaches Into Loft: iest Posts INTERNAL TROUBLE Former Vice-Premier of Soviet Russia Among 1 Those Executed MOSCOW. Russia.-i/l'i Execution of eight important officials of long standing in the Soviet regime was announced Sunday night on the 20th anniversary of the Russian Secret Police. "The announcement said they Were shot for high treason. Leo M. Karakan, former vice commissar of foreign affairs, recently recalled HS atnba.ssador lo Turkey, wa.s nmong those executed. He wa.s the first Soviet ambassador to China. A veteran of the revolution and sec- relary of the General Executive Committee of the Communist party unlil Russian Has Opinions MOSCOW. Ilussin-</r-i-A high Soviet official said Monday that America is "overrun with Japanese spies, and Japan in it.s turn seems to t>c an arena for American intelligence services." This declaration was made by M. P. Frihovcky, vice-commissar of internal affairs, or vice-chief of the Soviet secret political police, in an article in Pravda, official Communist newspaper. 1935, Avel Ycnukid/e, also faced the firing squad. He was a close friend of Joseph Stahn, Russian leafier, until his disgrace and arrest on charges of personal imirorahly removed him from the inner Kremlin circle. Friend of Ilidlill Killed Boris C Kteiger, former Untie baron and friends of many ambassadors, was among those executed. For 12 years he was attached to the foreign diplomatic corps nl Moscow to investigate its members. He was reported .suddenly missing last April. Seiger was one of the Russians closely acquainted with United Stales Ambassodr William Uullitt. now enemy to France. The executed prisoners were tried and sentenced by the Military Colle- gium of the Supreme Court in secret sessions. Tass, official Russian news agency, reported they were found guilty n fterroristic activities and systematic espionage for the hem-fit of an unnamed foreign state. The agency said all the accused pleaded guilty. Olhcr.s Kxt'ciitcd Others put to death were: V. P. Larm. a crippled Old Bolshevik formerly a member of the Central Committee of the Communist party. Vladimir Xukcrniann, director of the Department of Eastern Affairs in the Koreign Office, a pusl m whirl, he dealt largely with problems concerning •MHM* mijjjjjm Hope Star ^l^s v **j£2*JMH£&-»'^ WEATHER. Arkansas — Fair Monday ni(/ht, Tuesday; slowly risinff temperature Tuesday in west and extreme north. VOLUME 39—NUMBER 58 HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1937 PRICE Be COPY -. t Homicide Charge Filed After Fatal Crash of Trucks Jim Simpson Accused in Fatal Injury of R. L. Guilliams SPEED AND PARKING serving Ihe selfish ends of relail trade in Little Rock, Tcxarkalia and El Dorado, thai if the Suite of Arkansas can refund its highway and bridge bond.s at a lower in- leresl rale, lliis saving might be used lo make the bridges toll- free. Bui if the public debt can be refunded, it i.s only because motley rales are cheaper now than when Ihe bonds were originally sold— and tins .saving belongs, of course, to all Ihe people, not merely to a : elect few wlio own properly that would be helped in Little Rock, Texarkana and El Dorado. This is, a.s 1 have said, an issue between the few in the city and the many in the country. Whalevcr money Ihe slate can .•ave in the operation of its funded debt belongs to the whole system of highways and streets. 'I he farmer who wants a gravel road to town, and who now ha.s to live on a dirt road thai is impassable in wel weather, ha.s a right lo demand thai Ihe sliile serve its own lili/.cns before il makes the toll- bridges free lo tourists. The town-dweller who has lo pay the entire cost of .street-paving, although everybody in the vicinity use:•• the street whether they own real estate or not, has a right to demand that the .state relieve him of taxes before il relieves the tourist who is here today and gone tomorrow. I.s any defense needed for Arkan- sa.-' present- system, of toll-sup- r.orlcd bridges? Certainly not. Kentucky and Tennessee arc far richer suites than Arkansas—and yet you cross toll bridges by the handful when yon cross these states by automobile. 'Hie publicly-owned toll bridge is quite different from the in- iraiitous syslem of privalcly-owncd bridges which used to prevail. The present system of public tolls was used to construct the great bridges and tunnels approaching New York City from ll.e west, and the same system i.s in force- al Golden Gate, San Francisco. 11 i.s a fair and just system—and il i.s opposed only by those who seek lo use Ihe money of Ihe entire 1 slate lo further the trade of certain cities. And when the "shooting" starts we'll be there! —"•»•«»-• — -Egypt's King and Parliament Split Natives Demand Government Responsible to Majority Rule CAIRO, Kgypl- i/l'i Shouts of "Nahas or revolution" .sounded through the sin-els of Egypt's capital Sunday afli-r a conference failed to break the deadlock between young King Farouk ami Premier Muslapha Nahas Pasha in their struggle for power. The lung's close political adviser, Ah Mailer Pasha, and Nahas' represenla- tive. Minister of Finance Makram Khi'id. conferred for !l() minulcs in an effort lo end the constitutional im- Charge Simpson Driving Fast— Other Truck Parked Over Hill A charge of negligent homicide ha.s been filerl again.st Jim Simpson. 20- yenr-old Hope youth, a.s the result of the highway accident last Thursday morning in which R. L. Guilliams, 27. of Hope, wa.s killed. The charge was filed against Simpson after an investigation of Ihe crash by Vernon Whilton of the Arkansas Sliile Police and Coroner J. U. Weaver of Hope. Coroner Weaver said thai Witnesses told him that Simpson was driving at an excessive speed at Ihe lime of (he crash. 'Ihe accident occurred six M'H! a half milc.s south of HO|/L- early last-Thursday morning. It wa.s reported thai Guilliams. WPA Iruck driver, had parked his Iruck just over the brow of a hill and had walked to Ihe rear of his machine lo take on several WPA employes standing near the road. A Iruck driven by Simpson came nvcr Ihe hill and plowed inlo the rear of the WPA Iruck killing Guilliam.s instantly and injuring Dolphus Hatch and A. R. (Buddy) Hill. !. impson wa.s arraigned in municipal court Monday, but hi.s case wa.s p ist- psnerl until January 3. He wa.s released under $300 bond. Funeral services for Guilliams. who i.s survived by his widow and three children, were held al H) a. m. lasl Saturday in the Snell cemelery near Emmet. City Court Cases Fay Matthews forfeited a 510 cash bond on a charge of operating an overloaded truck. Jess Cheatham wa.s acquitted of petty larceny. He was accused of stealing a hat and pair of pants, the property of Cleveland Brewer. Fannie Nelson, possessing untaxcd liquor, $10. Fred Jones, assault and buttery, fined $2.50 for striking Jessie Mac Jones. Essie Jackson, assault and battery, fined SS.fiO for striking Leonard Webb. Webb was found guilty of disturbing the peace of B. C. Hollis and was fined $5. Johnnie McGlauflin, drunkenness, $ld. Fine suspended during good behavior. J. L. Witherspoon forfeited a $10 cash bond for drunkenness. Bill Dillanl, drunkenness, fined S10. Ike Hamilton, drunkenness, dismissed. State Docket Fay Matlhews, unlawfully operating a truck, dismissed. ,. Monte Pickens, petit larceny, fined Ludendorf f, Head of German Armies in Warjttead, 72 Anti-Christian Leader, Is Nursed in Catholic Hospital HIS FATE'S IRONIC Final Days Spent Under Religious Spell He Opposed in Life MUNICH, Germany.— (/!') — General Erich Luclcndorff. 72-year-old idol of the German army, died Monday. The German World war commander apparently was recovering from an operation on an infected bladder, but Sunday night his heart failed. Physician 1 made unavailing efforts lo strengthen him with a blood transfusion. He died al 1:20 a. m. (Hope lime). By a strange coincidence, this arch enemy of Catholicism and a militant apostle of the new Aryan anti-Christian religion S|>cnl the final days of his life- attended by the nuns of Catholic Josophinum hospital. Special Session Rumored in L R. (Continued on Pupe Six) Federal Judge Is Accused b U. S, Governor Bailey Is Reported Planning Toll Bridge Action LITTLE ROCK •*- Possibility that Governor Bailey may call (i special session of the legislature within two months was admitted by friends of the governor over the week-end. Primary purpose of suchia session, one of them said, would be to enact legislation making possible the use i if certain state funds to match federal funds for new highway construction and to free certain toll bridges under a 1937 federal aid act. The governor has not commented on Ihe likelihood of a special session except to say at a press conference several weeks ago that he had no plans for calling one "at that time." He said future events might show the need for a special session. It ha.s been ormised that administration efforts io carry out the proposed 5150,000,000 highway bond refinancing program might influence him to summon the legislators. A source close to the governor said Dial regardless of Die outcome of Die refinancing program, demands for new highway construction are becoming more insislenl, parlicularly in soulh Arkansas and eastern Arkansas. None would hazard a guess as to the dale of a session. This i.s believed to depend upon Mr 0 See What Christmas Holds in Store for You 838 4."! 5 763 LAOAGAAAS 254 726 1 N T V F S 574 283 I O R T V U 828 376 245 372635 728434 ESDRIWYI CPCOEREEUOflO 832 453 862 437 652878354 NSLFGEEE1 CACTIKSAHNFH -184 532 868 248 386 573 472 EOETDEVNEARRGNO ILOALN 253 476 858 67 DSONSTEOAEJ 8 268 437 276 RGOWDDOOYF 767 287 538 428 675 273 787 ALNOI DNNTJDHOBWCLEEGS "^ - —-—— 82(5 743 572 836 824 572787 IHVSOWA1EFSETEYYNRGSS O). Copyright. l»31. William ), Miller .f$]oi»i'^»>t:-t?i*cs *nc. Christmas jrroi-'-.-Ihe d^-th^.ot Ihe "Wishing /vjreU." Here's an entertaining littl« Jiversion with your "lucky number" forecasting the'future. Count the letters of your first name. "It Ihe total is 6 or more, subtract 4. If the total is less than 6, add 3. The result is your key numbw. Start in the upper left-hand corner ol the figure and check each one of your kfty^numbers. Th«n the letters below those numbers so checked. The message wiU Surprise you. Teachers to Get Auto Instruction Safe-Driving Methods Are to Be Taught in Public Schools A special training school for high school teachers who will conduct classes in automobile driving and highway safety i.s announced by W. E. Fhipps. Slate Commissioner of Education. This training school will be at Lillle Rock, January (i lo January 12. inclusive, and is limited to 40 teach- Bailey's progress in i ers who will teach automobile safe Turkey, Arabia. Afghanistan and Iran I'. Sheboldaeff, Tomer chief .sec- | l'"- s:il> - Aflc-r Ihe meeting, the id ap- 11; Communist parly foi Jl rotary of tin; Communist parly (Continued on Page Six) -*•> • •- — Firemen Save Car, Get Passes to Movie Show A grass fire which lluealcned to spread to a theater manager's garage and lake his automobile with il, won a flock of theater passes for Hope Fire Dcparlmcnl Monday morning. Arthur Swanke was the theater man. His residence 1 is on Kasl Third slree'l. Ami that's where- Ihe glass fire wa.s. when the boys from the fire, ilcpailnr.nl .u rived. A Startling PjJTcrcncu TV!iile It has long been known Unit tuuer- JQS i CUlOBls iS jnoro prevalent among the poorer classes, a recent study of employed wen In ten states revealed that the tuberculosis death rate In (lie lowest economic group Is six and one-ball times higher than that In the highest economic group. pealed lo a dense crowd of sludents outside hi.s office not lo make the situation worse by .seditious cries. A gov- 11 nine-ill, spokesman said the cabinet had nationwide support and "the king can not dismiss Nahas like a master diMiii.-ise.s hi.s cook." Farouk ha.s insisled on dissolution of the blue-shirlcd youth organizations of Naha.s' WAFD (nationalist) party, Die nghl to name one-third of the scn- ali- and control over appointment of all senior officials. The cabinet maintained Farouk's demands were uncoii.stitutional and Miuglu "t..ifeguiird" legislation to pro- vent a pie'imiT named by tho king from governing without a parlimen- lary majorily. This, cabinet, circles said, would be a silghl lo Farouk. The 1 king wa.s .said likely to dismiss Nahas and name Ahmed Maher, president of (he Chammber, premier without holding a general election, which tho WA.FD would be likely to win. Strikes have been called al three schools, leading to fear of widespread demonstration. A Thought Failh and works are as necessary to our spiritual life as Christians, as soul and body are to our life as men; for faith is the soul of religion, and works, the body. Collon. Attorney Dec'ision in Automobile Case WASHINGTON i/l'i Allonu-y General Cumming.s complamcil lo the house judiciary coinmillet 1 .Sunday Dial Federal Judge Ferdinand G. Gciger of (he Kasleru Wisconsin District had been guilly of "arbitrary" ami "un- lair" conduct which obstructed the idiniiiistration of justice." Cuinmings asserted that Judge Goi- ger had saved large automobile and automobile finance companies from indictment for "violations of the anli- Irusl laws" and had di.sercililcil "i-f- forls of the government lo coirect abuses in Ihe industry. 'Ihe iillornc-y general referreil lo the action of Judge Gciger in dismissing a federal grand jury before it could return indiclmenls il had vnli-d against the Ford, Chrysler and General Motors companies and their affiliated finance companies. The Deiiartmenl of JuMicc. Ihe judge said, had bec-n guilty of "impropnely" in discussing with lawyers for Ihe aulo companies Ihe po.sMbilily of a consent decree an agrui'mt-nl which would terminate the liligalion The Cuinmings complain! was made in a teller lo Re-prc'scnlalivi 1 Simmers iDom., Tex.i whose Juulicaiy Committee initiates impeachment proe'ce-d- ings against judges. Mr., Mrs. Lee Garland to Speak to Kiwanis Club Mr. and Mrs. Lee G.uland. winner of the Arkansas Plajil-lu-Pr isper campaign this year, will Lie speakers al the luncheon meeting of Hope Kiwanis club at 12:15 o'clock Tuesday in Capital hotel. They will be presented on a program arranged by A. 11. Wade. recovering from a major operation which has confined him to St. Vin- CLnl's infirmary II days. His condition Sunday wa.s reported satisfactory, but I.e will not be able to leave Ihe hospital for at least a week. A bill passed by the last regular scs- MOII of congress provided ihiit the federal government shall reimburse slates for one-half the original cost of toll bridge built according \<>. Federal Bureau of Public Roads specifications since 1U27, providing loll charges are eluninalt-d. , Governor Bailey has shown keen in-, spi-cialisl U resl iii Die possibility thai Arkansas j might take advantage of the opportunity lo free bridges. o f its nine toll 7 Held on Charge of Cotton Fraud A c c u H e (I of Defrauding Commodity Credit Corp. on Loans LITTLF. ROCK -Seven While conn-! ly residents were arrested over tit week-end at Mcllac and arraigns I j before United Slales CoiiunisMoi.iT j W. M. Hankin here last night on charges of fraud and false represent, lion in coniieclion with Coniiiiinlily Credit Corporalion loans on coiion Those arrested were: G. M. Bonneii US, mayor of McRae and cashier of il. Peoples bank or McRae; J. T. Lynn. "u. col ton buyer; L. S. Griffith, 3(i, ginm-i. T. R. Lynn, 46, farmer; T. G. Crisco 45. farmer; R. H. Ernest. 54, more-ham. H. illessie' Price, 51 farmer. All waived preliminary hearini; and made bond immediately when Mr Hankin held them for action of the Federal Grand Jury. Bond wa.s scl al SS.UOO each fur Bt-iinelt and J. T. Lyoii. 2.51H) for Griffith and $500 each for the oihors. Complaints against (he seven .111.1 against 11 additional defendants were issued by Mr. Isgrig and United Stales commissioner's warrunUs for Iheir arrest were issued by Mr. Hankin and Charles Jacobson. Arrest of driving in Iheir schools. The Arkansas Automobile Club together with Ihe Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Stale Police Department arc sponsoring the training course. The Arkansas Automobile Club has been able lo arrange the course in cooperation with the American Automobile Association. Dr. F. 11. Noffsinger, a .specialist in sccon- dciry school curricular who has laugh! this work in Die University of Indiana and the University of Virginia, to- L,e-lher with Prof. Amos E. Neyhart. a driver Iraining and on leave from Pennsylvania State College lo assist in the driver program of tho American Automobile Association, will conduct thl training course. This school will be held in the War Memorial Building. Little Hock. The daily sessions will be from 8 a. m. lo 12; from I p. m. lo !i; and from 7 p. in. lo 0. each day for six days. Teachers who will be .sent by their schools to lake Die course will be provided wilh rooms in Little Rock al the ex- 1 ensi- of tho Automobile Club, President James H. Rhyne of the club announces. A number of schools have already made rc.servalions for a leacher lo take (lie course. Commissioner W. E. Phipps announces. For ll.i.s reason \( is imperative thai Ihose schools wishing lo take advantage of ibis Iraining course should make 1 Iheir applicalious at once. 'I I u; State Department uf Education ha.s pa.s.'.ed a resolulioii recommending lli.it high school superiii- Icndenl.s and principals consider seiul- Ginning Total Is Nearlyl7,000,000 Arkansas Ginnings 1,612,775, Against 1,243,324 Year Ago WASHINGTON—(/P)—The Bureau of the Census reported Monday cotton of this year's growth ginned prior to December 13 totaled 16,811,781 running bales, compared with 11,699,11 at the same time Isat year. Ginnings to December 13 in Arkansas this year were 1,612,775; and 1,243,324 last year. I should like to play the organ and have the Cleveland orchestra to play with me.—Kenneth Wolf, 6, Cleveland, Ohio, considered a child prodigy pianist. (Continucd on Page Six) (Continued on Page Six) 1. What is the normal pulse rate if a heallhy udultV 2. What was "Coxey's Arm j. What organ of a cow is Hie "sweetbread' '.' 4. How much work will one horsepower ciu? 5. Everyone knows a dot; barks und a cat mows. What is the sound niridt 1 by a horse called? by a donkey'.' AiiMvi'i's (!ii Classified I'ase MIND Your MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. If you overlook a friend in making out your Christmas card list, what is the most thoughtful way to remedy tho situation? 2. Are Christmas cards suitable for engraved messages both simple and dignified? 3. Should a person feel any hesitancy al sending a Christmas card lo anyone he knows? 4. Should one address a Christmas card, "Mr. and Mrs. Joseph James and Family"? 5. May the linings of Christmas envelopes be gayly colored? What would you do if— You wished to write a message- la) Write it on the face of the card? (bl Turn the card over and write on the back? ic) Decide that it is not good taste to write on a visiting card? Answers 1. Write a letter saying you hope he had a nice Christmas—and, if you received a card from him, mention receiving it. 2. Yes. 3. No. It is a kindly thought that no one should question. 4. It is better to address the envelope "Mr. and Mrs. Joseph James" and write a message on the card to the others in the family. 5. Yes. Best "What Would You Do" solution—la). (If written on the back it might easily be overlooked). (Copyright 1937, NEA Service, Inc.I Revolving Fund's Bond Sale Invalid Supreme Court Uphold: Barton's Purchase of Station KTHS LITTLE ROCK—(/P)—The Arkansas Supreme Court held unconstitutiona Monday a section of the 1937 act under which the State Board of Education contracted to sell $240,000 in bonds fo the benefit of the revolving loan fund The court held the proposed sal invalid because the board pledged the money in the permanent school fund to the retirement of the issue. It rulod could pledge for bonds was money derived from other sources than the state, such as school district bonds. The court upheld the validity of a contract under which the 1936 board of governors of Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce agreed to sell radio station KTHS at Hot Springs to Col. T. H. Barton and associates for 575,000. The majority of the chamber membership repudiated the contract and ele-cted a new board which is leading Iho fighl against the sale and Barton's plan to move the station to the vicinity of Little Rock. The matter also i.s before the Federal Communications Commission, which has not yet acted. Wire-Tapping Forbidden WASHINGTON — (/Pi— The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 1934 communications act prohibits the use in federal court proceedings of evidence obtained by wiretapping. 112 Are Killed in Crashes on Roads Five of One Family Perish In Indiana Car-Truck Collision By I lie Associated Press Automobile accidents look a heavy loll over the week-end, with at least 112 fatalities reported throughout the nation Death took six persons, five members of one family, in an Indiana truck-auto collision. Pennsylvania led the list with 17 deaths and Ohio was next with 15. North Carolina and Indiana had 10. Deaths by stales: Arizona 3, Arkansas 1. California 5, Colorado 5, Connecticut 1, Illinois 4, Indiana 10, Iowa 1, Kentucky 2, Maryland 2, Massachusetts 1, Michigan 8, Miiuiesota 3. Missouri 6, New Hampshire 1, New Mexico 2, New York 4, North Carolina 10, Ohio 15, Oklahoma 2, Pennsylvania 17, South Carolina 1, 'IV-xa.s .'!, New Jersey 2, Washington 2. Sumo Bohemian peasants drive their horses upstream at Christmastime and throw apples in the current, believing animals hit by the apples will be Stronger and better workers during the coming year. II I Japs Deny Firing Guns at Her; Claim Boat in Motion Bombing From Air Admitted, But Gunfire on Water Is Denied RUSSIA IS ARMING Japanese Worry More About Soviet Than the Panay Incident SHANGHAI, China.—(ff)—A Japanese military attache Monday issued a report on the sinking of the United States gunboat Fanay- which contradicted virtually every statement made by American naval officers and British, Italian and American survivors. The report by Major General Kumakichi Harada purported to be "the sum total of staff officers' investigation" of the bombing of the Panay and three Standard Oil company vessels on December 12. In conflict with the stories of the survivors, Harada's statement mada these points: 1. Denied that Japanese army boats fired on the Panay as it was sinking, 2. Asserted the gunboat was moving at the time of the incident when officially it had'been reported anchored more than two hours in the Yangtze river 27 miles above Nanking. U. S. Fleet to Remain WASHINGTON. — (/P) — Secretary Hull said Monday the government had long expected to withdraw American ships and citizens from the Far East "when their appropriate function'is ho longer called for" but that the present "does not seem an opportune moment." Jap-Russian Crisis TOKIO, Japan—(^V-Increasing. hostilities between Japan and ; the Soviet Union, rather than the American- Japanese crisis arising from the Panay sinking, Sunday was the chief reason for the Japanese public's anxiety ovec the world situation. The Japanese masses were kept in ignorance of recent developments in the Panay affair. United States charges that Japanese surface craft machine-gunned the little gunboat after she was bombed by Japanese warplanes on the Yangtze river above Nanking have been kept out of the newspapers. The public generally believed that the Panay crisis had been dispelled. Deep concern over the affair, however persisted in high official quarters, as was shown by the detailed report made to Emperor Hirohito Saturday night by Premier Prince Konoye. Informed sources said the Japanese government, in replying to United States representations on the Panay, would make a complete denial of the reported machine-gunning by surface craft. - The Japanese note, it was said, would 1 include comprehensive assurances will refrain from aerial or namal bombardment of any section in which foreign naval or merchant ships might bo endangered. Fisheries Dispute Sore Point Wliile the press ignored the Panay incident it gave prominence to mounting troubles with Russia. The Harbin, Manchouquo, correspondent of the Tokio paper Nichi Nichi reported that the Russian Far Eastern army was being greatly strengthened, with men, munitions and airplanes being rushed loward Ihe borders of Far Eastern Siberia by the trans-Siberian railway day and night. The fisheries dispute with Russia developed dangerous possibilities. The (Continued on Page Three) y\ «

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