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DAILY CHRONIC TH TIIIRTY-lGHTII YEAR NO. 8 DE KALB, ILLINOIS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1938 PRICE THREE CENTS BE ALB Receive. Word aiti. iTirtii rn EMPIRE HEADS Pilots Were Out When This Plane Dropped In TEH KILLED BY FALL OF PLANE Mason Retains Position Upon Old Committees Cong. N.

M. Mason of the twelfth district, will retain his membership on the same Important committee during the 75th Congress, it is learned. Committee appointments were announced late last week. I V. tv Vl 4 4 i I Jr" Hi 'if X.

-v William H. Gregory, balled out, landing safer with parachutes. The occupants of the home were badly No one was Injured when a navymarine plane paid an unexpected and unwelcome call at a Kansas City-, home, with the results pictured above. Unable to pull the ship out of a spin. Captain Benjamin B.

Southworth, and his observer, onfassingof Their Father The Strigloa brothers of DeKalb yesterday, 'received word telling of the death of their father, Nicholas Striglos, at his home near Tripoli, Greece. Information received in the cable and telegram stated, that he had passed away at his home. Fur ther dHails are expected a letter which will probably not reach here for several weeks. Mr. Striglos was over 89 years of ag and had been in poor health ior me past iew montns.

He was a life leng resident of Greece and his death Is mourned by two daugfw1 tera living near their father, and three sons in DeKalb, William, Gus and James. Mrs. Striglos passed away about two years ago. DEBATERS WILL ENTER TOURNEY State College team to Participate in AnnuU Normal Invitational The State Teachers College intercollegiate debating team, under the tutelage of Gus Campbell. head of the speech department, will travel to Normal on Friday 10 participate In the Sixth Invitational Debate Meeting held on the Illinois State Normal campus.

The debates are scheduled to last two days, beginning at 3:00 clock Friday afternoon and ending oaiuraay evening. The Importance of, the Normal tournament lies In the fact that the debates do not command fn maS decisions. Although the speakers are ranked in the order of their performances, the judges do not give a formal decision. Thus the aspect which the Normal tournament assumes is that of a nrac- tlce session. To take the place of a formal decision the judges will be allowed fifteen minutes to dis-' cuss concisely the, quality, of the debating of the participants.

Hence the critic will be freed from the necessity of "substantiating his de cision, and in its place he may concentrate on telling the debaters in what ways they might -improve their debating. Nine on Team. The group, comprised of mem bers chosen from thetryout of January 10, has been taken from the 23 students enrolled in the ad vanced argumentation class and will consist of nine people. John Wiley of DeKalb and Stanley Roe of Gray Eagle, will uphold the affirmative In the men division; Don Warner of Winnebago and Bob Smith of Eyota, will uphold the negative in this same division. The women's division is composed of five members, Lois Smethurst of Oak Park and Charlotte Leverenz of Elgin will argue on the affirmative, while Margaret Thompson of Chicago, Marion Elliott of Klrkland and Marge Rowe of Elgin will take the side of the negative.

Accom panying the student debaters will be their coach, Mr. Campbell, and two judges of the college faculty, Dr. Hellmich of the mathematics XTurn to Page Please) Suieons Let Wallace Keep His Appendix Springfield. 111.. Jan.

11 UB- James Dee Moines, la. brother of U. S. Secretary of Ag riculture Henry Wallace, was reported "very much better." at a hospital here today and physicians abandoned plans to remove his appendix. Wallace was stricken with ap pendicitis Sunday night as he Was driving through Springfield en route to Florida with Mrs.

Wal lace. Aircraft lilts Mountain When Pilot Tries to Jlake Forced Landing. BODIES BURNED Bozeman, Mont 11 UB Forest rangers and rancher to day began removing! the burned and broken bodies of ten men kil- led when a Northwest Airlines luxury liner crashed and burst in-i to flames during a blizzard In Bridger Canyon. The remains of the. two pilots and eighty passengers aboard the jiecked plane were hauled on 3is three and one-half miles to the Alfred Nikles ranch.

From there they were to be removed to a mortuary here. There was only a light snow and steady breeze today. In contrast to the swirling blizzard which envelqped the canyon lat night. Sheriff Lovitt Westlake. who with Coroner Howard Nelson went to the scene of the crash to supervise removal of the bodies, said the plane was "torn up something fierce." On the scene or a preliminary Investigation of the disaster were J.

A. Nee, district technician for the Bureau "of Air Commerce; J. T. Tollbridge, assistant to Nee; R. L.

Smith, Northwest Airlines investigator, and Albert Oisen, pilot for the airline. One of the dead. A. L. Croon-quist, 47 of Billings, Morit was an official of the airline and a personal friend of President Roosevelt's family.

He was a former secretary of the Dude Rangers Association and was well acquainted with James Roosevelt the president's son. to a level clearing of the forest. beyond the rugged peaks of Bridger mountains, the eastbound plane struck nose first with an impact that drove the fuselage into the motors and scat tered Its fragments in all dlrec- Hons, the- --big ilxktkh Kwohyr liner exploded. A wisp of smoke that rose from the canyon atracted a farmer from six miles away. Two wood choppers who saw' the plane tail were there ahead of him.

They sent word by telephone from the deserted Flaming Arrow Dude ranchhouse half a mile away, that the two pilots and eight men passengers all probably had died mercifully the moment the plane struck, and the bodies of all except the veteran Pilot Nick B. Mamer had been trapped In the. fuselage and burned. Pilot Thrown Clear Mamer was thrown' clear of the debris. "His clothing was afire when the woodsmen arrived.

They doused the fire with snow but Mamer was dead. The heat from the burning plane was so Intense that they could not approach within 100 yards of It. The scene was fifteen miles northeast of Bozeman. The plane was bound from Seattle to Chi cago, icii euiie ai p. m.

mst and was due tn Billings at 3:47 m. me. woodsmen believed that Mamer had tried to bring the plane. in the level clearing because of the storm's high wind. nd that he was unable to level It Qfor a landing.

The canyon covered with two feet of snow. It was narrow, cleared of and from the air would have seemed to be a likely landing place. But the woodsmen said the show covered -stumps and rocks that would have made a landing perilous. The planes usually descend for a landing at 140 miles an hour speed. The witnesses said it must have been going that- fast when it struck.

W. H. Diteman, caretaker who lived alone at the (Turn to Page 9, Please) I I HAIRCUTS ARE AGAIN IN NEWS Sycamore Barbers Reported as Planning to Take Some Legal Action. Charging that DeKalb barbers, after securing them to sign a contract, in which a certain pric was agreed upon- have broken that- contract. Sycamore barbers are being reported today as seeking legal advice in an effort to either force the DeKalb barbers to adhere to the contract or be punished for having broken a con tract Practically of the barbers in DeKalb county are said to have signed the contract which was circulated several Weeks ago by a group of DeKalb barbers.

Recently DeKalb barbers reduced the price of haircuts from 50 cents each to 25 cents each tn order to force another DeKalb shop into signing the same alleged contract. Yesterday Sycamore barbers are reported to' have sought the. services of an attorney in an effort to either punish the DeKalb barbers for the alleged breaking of the contract, or at least attempt to obtain an injun- ction preventing shops from re dllUAIUli lU BE DISCUSSED President Calls Five Leaders to the White House This Afternoon. ISSlGNlFlCANT Washington, D. Jan.

Leaders of five of the nation's largest Industries wer summoned to the White House today to meet with- President Roosevelt at 5:00 p. m. for a thorough discussion of business conditions. President Roosevelt sent tele graphic summons, inviting to White I3ouse, Alfred, P. Sloan, board chairman of General Motors Corporation; Ernest T.

Weir of Pittsburgh, chairman of the board of the National Steel Corporation; M. W. Clement of Philadelphia. president ojt the Pennsylvania rail road; Lewis Brown, president of Johns-Manville Company, and Col by Chester, chairman of the board of the General Foods Corporation and head of the National Association of Manufacturers. The White House conference of representative national Industrial Ueaders is the first such summoned by Presidfent Roosevelt since early days of the New- DeaL While Stephen Early, White House secretary, described- the session as "just another business conference," the prominence of the business men called to the White House lent special significance to the gathering.

i Early said the conferees would engage In a general discussion of the business situation. It was believed, in the light of President Roosevelt's recent utterances, that sales problems would be discussed. has emphasized desirability of spreading order over the year in order to stabilize business instead of lumping them and thus creating rush periods at one time and dull periods the next. Mr. Roosevelt will sit down with the business leaders immediately-after he finishes his presr-rconfer- ence.

It was believed likely that Mr. Roosevelt will seek from the In dustrialists their views on causes of the recession and cooperative means for halting the economic slump. Is Busy Schedule. The president's business confer ence tops an extremely heavy day's schedule. Because of the heavy calling list.

It was doubted Mr Roosevelt would find time to begin work on his special message to Congress for a navy expansion program. For lunch' he invited Governor Frank Murphy of Michigan, who has frequently been mentioned ai a possible supreme court justice. Seek Data on Man Who Died Last Thursday Because the man was apparently a veteran of the Spanish-American War and a member of a Rochelle company. Captain, Thomas Murray of this city to- day received a letter asking his assistance in tracing a jnan who died last Thursday in a Chicago" rooming house. According to the information given the- DeKalb postmaster by the Chicago police, th9 man, August Forsman, had an army discharge which showed that he had been a member of -Company Third Illinois, during the Spanish-American and that he enlisted In Rochelle.

Forsman died last Thursday at a rooming house at 120 South Halsted Street, Chicago, and at the time of his'death -roomed with a man named John Johnson. Forsman was buried yesterday In a Chicago cemetery Any person who might have, some Information about the man and whom his relatives might be should get in touch with Post-jnaster Murray. row and selfish. Nor is the Idea practicaL "No matter how America might nose her eye's in political and military she cannot anni- hllate the many economic ties which bind hex to all parts of the world, and so she cannot isolate herself from essential element of the conflict Mentions Japan. Cybyer contended that -the United States now was an economic ally of Japan and "really at war with China." He named the third possible way to world peace as "collective se-.

curity" through political and military action embodies In the covef nant of the League or Nations. There remains a complete possibility and great hope of securing iTura to Page Pleaee PLAN PROGRAM Fifth Imperial Conference in Modern History of Japan Is Held. WILL PUSH WAR Toayo, Jan. 11 (UB The Japa nese war office today called for a new conscription law to mobilize additional man power for the war In China, whfle Emperor Hirohlto presided over an imperial confer ence on; the conflict The ministry of war announced that the conscription bill to be submitted to parliament would swell the ranks of the armies by restoring the old 24 month term of service instead of the present term of eighteen months. The for mer term was in effect until 1927 when the conscription law was revised.

The imperial conference, the fifth held in Japanese history, last ed for one hour. Its conclusions were guarded with utmost secrecy Speculation covered a wide field Including the following: 1. That severance of diplomat ic relations with China had been considered. 2. That a formal declaration war had been 'discussed, coincide with a drive to isolate tie ton life line to Hankow.

3. That the declaration of kingdom in North China was mlnent. 4. That "final' peace terms had been die cussed. Is Very.

Solemn. It was one 'of the most solemn state gatherings in Japanese his tory. Emperor Hlrohito presided in the uniform of a generalissimo of the army. Prince Fumimaro Ko- noye, premier; Prince Hotohito Kan-ln, chief of the army gen eral staff; and Prince Hiroyasu Fushimi, chief of the navy gen eral staff attended. Cabinet ministers sat on either side of the emperor.

The highest officers of the army and navy were grouped on the left, and right respectively. High civil authorities were interspersed among the othersf Is Turning Point All that seemed certain was that a definite turning point had been reached In a strange clash between ne wo Pple of the Far East- a clash In which tns of thousands of troops over thousands of miles of territory, while Chira and Japan still maintained formal diplomatic relations and, on the International records, ostensibly remained at peace. There were persistent reports mai uie conierence was cnnea oe-cause, after weeks of effort by Ger many, China had refused 'submit to peace terms offered secretly by japan. The alternative seemed to be a fight to the finish, regardless of ecst or consequence, a fight in which Japan feels she must. triumph.

This was the first Imperial con ference in 23 years. Japan's first formal Imperial conferences were held In 1894, during the Chinese-Japanese war, and "was followed by a second one. The third was held during the Russian-Japanese War of 1904-1905. The fourth was held in 1914 when Japan declared war on Germany. Thaw but the Forerunner of Another Storm Today's thawing weather Is but the forerunner to some very stormy weather, if the reports of the Chicago weather bureau can be relied upon.

During much of today temperatures remained above the freezing mark and, much of the snow was melting at noon. Weather forecasts, however, are that a severe Canadian snow storm is sweeping southward and will arrive tonight or tomorrow morning. There are certain Indications at -the present time that the forecast may be correct. The highways at the present time are free of snow end Ice. Transient I Given a Heavy Fine Monday R.

Boyd, a transient picked up by DeKalb police over the weekend period for Investigation, was yesterday afternoon fined $50 and costs' on a charge of vagrancy. The heavy fine will Insure his stay in the county JaiL because he will be -unable to pay the fine, until Sheriff O. N. Larson has an opportunity of checking on the man. Boyd, who says he to from Pennsylvania, states that he escaped from some prison or institution but Is.

unable to give particulars. When he was being fingerprinted he admitted that it was not a new experience for him. His prints are being sent to the bureau of identification for Committees of which he will continue. to serve as a member in due the important postoffice and education comlttees, as well as the Immigration and naturaliza tion committers. Despite the fact that there were a "number of changes made in the committee membership in sofar as Republicans were concerned.

Congressman Mason was able to retain his hojd on the groups with which he had been associated during the 74th Con gress. GET READY FOR CANTON DRIVE Japanese Are Bombing the Country Near Great City as Preliminary. Shanghai. Jan. 11 U.P Japa nese planes and warships -began widespread operations in South China today, apparently as the prelude to a drive to cut China's last main artery between Canton and the sea.

Japanese planes poured hundreds of bombs on the Canton-Hankow railroad 30 miles above Canton, severely damaging the tracks and destroying telegraph and telephone 'wires. Other planes bombed towns throughout Kiang-si province, north of Canton. Twenty-four heavy bombing planes dropped 100 bombs on the military airport at Hankow, northern terminus of the railroad. Warships shelled several towns in Hainan Island, off the extreme southern coast. Other from cruisers down to tiny armed trawlers, ranged the islands at the mouth of the Canton river, and it fndieuted small parties of bluejackets were landed at some points, The Bocca Tigris forts at the mouth of the, river, protecting janton, opened up against small Japanese craft try mg to land bluejackets near the forts, and British merchant ships, which fled out of range of the forts guns, saw a Japanese cruiser heading "toward "the scene.

Drop Leaflets. As they had done at Other Dolnts before a major drive, Japanese planes flew over Canton last night not to drop bombs but to drop leaflets issued by what was called the "Kwangtung People's Rep- (Turn to Page 9, Please) Independent Union Target of the Otherg Chicago, Jan. 11 011-Trlal Examiner H. McNally studied conflicting testimony today re. garding an appropriate bargaining unit for employes of the American Steel Wire Company, a subsidiary of the U.

S. Steel Corporation. McNally conducted a Natlnnul Labor Relations Board hearing at Waukegan, 111., yesterday on the request of the Steel Wire Workers Protective Association, an independent union, for a bargaining election in the company's Waukegdn plant 1 The Steel Workers' Organizing Committee, affiliate of the Com. mitee for Industrial Organization men nas a nationwide agreement with S. Steel, opposed the request because it covered only one plant.

They contended bargaining with the steel corporation should be conducted on a national basis. McNally's decision will an-pounced in Washington later. put up, at "one time or another at rthe Clifton House. Among them the auinor upie Read, also fVnirtn-sv Riley Cooper when he was acting a press-agent for the Sells-Floto circus and Howard Dwight Smiley. Among the many actors who aat in the lobby, memorizing line or ex changing reminlscencesTf were Harry (Todd, riuse Morgan, and John, Adolph and Henry Wlnlnger, the latter qf "Show Boat" fame.

Anson Stopped Here Adrian Anson the famous manager of the original. Chicago White Stockings baseball team stopped there. A did, quite, frequeatly, Louie Gertenrich, Eddie Lamont and a host of others; including Rube Foster the great colored pitcher. Among the famous fighters who were guests of the establish- Tura to Page kl I ducing prices and thus forcln'jary, with interment-in the Oak- unhurt as the plane tore into- tthe into the yard between houses. RURAL RELIEF NEEDS ON RISE Wallace Tells Committee That Drought Condition Slakes Things Very Bad.

Washington, Jan. 11 (UB Sec retary, of Agriculture Henry -JL Wallace today said that 'econom ists agreed" that a decline in government spending had disturbed the balance between business income, employment and farm Income, resulting In the present re cession. Wallace told the Senate Unem ployment and Relief Committee that farm relief needs are rising iasi ana mat present iunas ior ag ricultural aid may not be sufficient to cover demands for the rest of the fiscal year. A deficiency appropriation may be recessary, caid. CoL Leonard P.

Ainrts, Cleve land economist, predicted that the nation should reach the bottom of the recession during the first, half of 1938. He suggested a "rather slow" recovery and cited electric utilities as the "key log of this economic jam. "The most productive contribu tion that Congress could make," said Ayres, "would be repeal of the undistributed profits tax. Should the tax be repealed I feel that it would go a long way to ward restoring confidence. Assurance of investment retiinu said Ayres, would bring resump tion of $1,000,000,000 annual util ities expenditures, aiding In turn, railroads, Iron and steel and auto Industries.

Wallace said It was obvioue- that government spending beyond rev enue cannot contlriSe indefinitely out added that immediate efforts must be made to restore income balance and added that the gov ernment had the authority to take action. Wallace outlined no specific pro gram ior such action. In citirur the cause of the rp eva sion Wallace said that government spending declined from 51.25 for each $1 of revenue In the first half of 1937 to $1.08 to each $1 of In come during the last half of the year. "The problem la to maintain a continuous balance of farm and la bor Income." he said. The govern.

ment should use all of its 'powers to maintain that balance. Experts Agree 1 The cause of the Immediate sit: irV Py economists. uation is pretty wen agreed upon "In the last half of 1935, the gov ernment expenditures amounted to about $1.75 to each dollar of re ceipts. "In the first half of 1937 It was $1.25 but In the last half was $1.08. When government expenditures were very ranldly.

decreased the balance was disturbed. The problem ahad Is to maintain that balance. "Obviously, the government cannot continue to spend $1.75 1 for each dollar of receipts. "At the present time we are not faced with inflation. We are faced with deflation." "We are facing an urgent necessity for expanding rural relief," Wallace told the committee.

"The de'mand for federal aid Is being augmented daily by a variety of factors notably an Impending i frightened but roof, then settled Sixth Street Resident Dies This Morning In falling health for the past four years, although her condition did not become serious until about four months ago, Mrs. Gus Gustaf-son of 541 North Sixth. Street, passed away at 7:00 o'clock this morning. A resident of this dty her entire life, Mrs. Gustafson leaves a large circle, of friends in the eom-N munity to mourn her death.

A Delia lone Fuller, was bom on April 23, 1886, In this cttyrthe daughter Frank and Irene Fuller. Her father was for many yean DeKalb township highway superintendent. On October 30, 1920, she was married in Geneva to Gus Gustafson of this city. Mrs. Gustafson was a member of the ConcTeeatloha! church- She leags to mourn her untimely death her husband, Gus Gustafson, tvo children, Dorothy and Robert Gustafson, eight sisters and one brother, Mrs.

Belle Bucey and Laura Fuller of Chicago, Mrs. Robr ert Newcomer and Mrs. Daisy Pyper of California, Mrs. Florence Earrickman and Mrs. Paul Mc- Gulre of Rockford, and Mrs.

Fran ces Latimer, Mrs. Rachel Stone and Vincent Fuller of this city and her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fuller, also of DeKalb Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at' 2:00 o'clock from the Nelson 4 Ronan Mortu wood cemetery. BILL TO CAUSE RUIN OF PARTY Byrnes Sounds Note of Warn ing; in Debate cm Lynching Law.

Washington, Jan. 11 (UI5 Sen. James F. Byrnes, S. charged In the Senate today the anti- lynching bill will create sectional hatreds and "destroy the Demo cratic party." Byrnes made new threats of far-reaching strife wnhin the ma jority party as he took up debate on the fifth day of the filibuster against the lynch bill- Byrnes pointed out that murder was punishable usually by death in every state.

"The only justification then for this bin must be that Its proponents believe that the states have not enforced laws against murder" he proponents want the f.H..i ta do that" 'Byrnes said that the bin should be called "a bill to arouse ill feeling between the sections" of the country and "to destroy the Democratic party." Is Strong Figure. Byrnes, one of the most influential Senate figures, sounded the (Turn te Page t. Please) For DeKalb: Occasional snow probable tonight and Wednesday; lowest, temperature tonight near 24; considerably colder. fresh southeast to south winds becoming northwest late to- WEATHER irvaio prices up again. DeKalb Barbers Laugh This morning L.

L. Lund, secretary of the DeKalb union was asked about the new situation. He states that Sycamore barbers con do little or First he says Sycamore barbers are not unionized. That is, they have Sycamore locaL Second, the Sycamore barbers have no copy of the contract and therefore lack concrete evidence that a contract has been violated. When a reporter asked to see the contract in DeKalb this morning officers of the union laughed at him and said 'try and find that contract," which the reporter assumed was (Turn to Page Please) Horner Named as Candidate i to High Bench Washington, D.

Jan. 11. (UB -Senator 3. Hamilton -Lewis, hl, said today he has submitted the name of. Governor Henry Horner of Illinois to the department of justice aa a possible successor on the supreme court to Associate Justice George butnerland.

Lewis said he has received many letters suggesting Horner for the vacancy. He sMd he had been ask ed whether he would vote to con firm Horner should President Roosevelt nominate him for the court. "I said yes. I would certainly be willing to vote to confirm him. ue senator said.

Lewis said that friends of many other prominent judicial leaders ana attorneys in Illinois had suggested names as possible succes sors to Sutherland, who has noti fled the president he will retire January 18. "If you said between sixteen and twenty nafrs, you wouldn't ir wrong," Lewis said, adding he has filed the names with the de partment of justice. Included in the list, he said, are Justices Warren Orr arid Jones ox Xliyjois supreoe court. John Spy Lauds Heroic Deed by Famous Player Agreement on Economics May Bring World Peace Recollections of tji old. time hotel.

The high wheeled psh-cart that met all the trains, was shoved along by one Barry Abrams and bore the name The Clifton House on it sides. With the arrival of each train Barry stood on the station platform, having concealed his cart in' the rear of the lunch fna, and set loud ballyhoo. Competing with bus driver of a rival hotel, the famous Glidden House. If the dru.n-mer handed his "duds" to Freddie W'adsworth of the Glidden House then the drummer rode uptown. But If he handed them to Barry he walked along beside the cart or followed in its wake.

And at no additional expense. Liberal stop ever privileges, from the station to the hotel, at either of the two saloons en route, were greatly encouraged and frequently urged by Barry. Many lamoua personages, Have. Urbana-Champalgn, HL, Jan. 11 (UH Prof.

A. IL Lybyer, Uni- versity of Illinois historian, told farmers and home makers here today that world peace could best be assured through economic agreements. Lybyer, In an address prepared for delivery at a general session of the 41sf annual Farm and Home Week program temporarily diverted attention from farm problems to international affairs as he listed four possible methods to preserve peae. He discounted proposals to war on aggressors and said that "war to make peace is not peace." The second suggestion was to "seek the opposite extreme and try to stay out of all wars." "With all due deference to the isolationists, this ideal is not high Lybyer said, "it ig essentially ni- ITurn te Tt Eleaeel.

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