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1 , , THE WEATHER OAKLAND AND VICINITY: Flr in mild tonlitmi In i tiwn'l tiitht and mornings moderate west winds. TEMPERATURES (Chibot Obsrrratorr) Maximum fi. Minimum M IOklnd Airort Maximum tit. Minimum A3 RAINFALL 24 lion f ndinf it ; i, n M Seasonal to dale 14.41 Normal .SS Last rear t3M Erfl (M EDITION Cxdiutve Pre $ mm United Preii Aiocialioni H E W S P A P E Fk VOL. GXXIV THREE CENTS-SUNDAY TEN CENTS OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, MAY 11, 1936 32 PAGES D NO. 132 i - . r nni n niimn bULUbunnu III I FIT -BAY -DRIVER HELD Truckman Jailed in Quiz Insists Companion Shot Himself Accidentally Mystery Cloaks' Mishaps On Journey From Mother Lode to Selby Smelter MARTINEZ, May 11. Roy S. Baker, 31, guard on a gold truck en route to Sclby smelter from the Mother Lode country, was mysteriously shot and killed early today, and his companion, Rea G. Ilseng, 23, driver of the truck, was held in jail here while' authorities investigated the series of strange events that led up to the shooting. Ilseng, according to State Highway Patrolman Clarence Miller, drove into Pinole at 3:30 a. m and after crashing into a street sign, asked a service station man to call physician to aid the wounded guard. When the doctor arrived, he found Baker 'dead, with a bullet hole through his chest Ilseng told Miller (he gold guard had shot himself accidentally as the two palled off the road for an early morning sleep before completing their journey to the smelter. COLLISION WITH OTHER TRUCK REVEALED Unsatisfied with the story. Miller ordered Ilseng held until . he investigated. Earlier, he had been called to Franklin Canyon by Walter urtis. Martinez, who told the of ficer the gold truck crashed into his vehicle near a service station. Curtis this morning was in the hospital with a severe head laceration. He walked up to the cab of the gold truck to protest, Miller related, and one of the men drew a gun. They ordered him to "beat it," he said, and drove' away. " Further down the road, Milleri found two sacks of gold concentrate, part of the 71 sacks with which the truck was loaded, lying near the pavement, and a section of a concrete culvert torn off. He said he believed the truck hit the culvert, and the sacks were jostled from the top. The gold truck, with its cargo of concentrates and amalgam valued at about $3000, continued Pjijto Rodeo, where Ilseng told of-w ficers he and Baker contemplated . taking a nap. - DRIVER TELLS OF HEARING SHOT He drove to the side of the highway, he said, and heard a shot. Startled, Ilseng said he made a U turn, and the .38 caliber pistol Baker was holding in nis nana was mrown from the cab window. y The automatic was picked up about 10 a. m. by .George Mathcus, oil company truck driver, who saw it lying in the center of the road near Rodeo, approximately where Ilseng told officers it had been hurled out of the truck. It was picked Up some seven hours after the shooting, and apparently had been in the road all during that time. With the wounded man, he continued to Pinole, and sought medical aid. A Richmond ambulance was called and removed him to the morgue. Questioned by Assistant District " Attorney Homer Patterson.- Ilseng said he and Baker left Hornitas last night at 6:30.; The two work for the Mt. Gaines Mining Company, which is operated by Ilscng's father. THREE WEAPONS ARE DISCOVERED Miller, examining Ilseng, found .38 caliber revolver, from which two shots had been fired. The truck- driver said the two had been shooting at rabbits. The other pistols were found in the truck. Botli men had been drinking, of-Oters said, and Ilseng admitted having several drinks at Merced. His brother, Grant Ilseng, was summoned from Fresno and told the two officers that the two men were the best of friends. Today's Tribune Subject Page Amusements 14 Classified Advertising .29 Comics and Strips 22 Cross Word Puzzle 24 Editorials and Columns 32 O Financial Tables 26 tieraldme columns 3 Knave Daily Column 17 Marine News, Weather 18 Martha Lee's Comment 25 National Whirligig 17 P.-T. A. and Clubs 15 Radio Schedules 18 Society, Women Events 15 Sports and Sportsmen 19 Theaters: Wood Soanes 14 Viul Statistics -31 First Student Of U.C. Taken By Death, 84 1 Clarence J. Wetmore, first U. C. student, long-time California vineyardist and philanthropist, who died here today, aged 84. TVtune Photo. First Man to Register at U. C. Bequeathes Membership in Class, So It Won't J)ie Clarence J. Wetmore, first student to register at the University of California and last member of that first graduating class to die, didn't want his class to die with him. . -f . So, on his death here early today, the traditions of the 12 who were the pioneer graduates of 1873 were passed on to a man, to whom Wet-more had "willed" honorary membership in the class. It was just 12 days ago that Wet- more the only one of the 12 to survive to see the annual graduating class increase to the present-day total of virtually 150 times 12, "elected" Robert Sibley, executive manager of the California Alumni Association, as an honorary member and secretary of the class. Wetmore, 84, and for nearly a half century a leading California vineyardist, had been president, secre tary, treasurer and sergeant-at-arms of the one-man class for four years, since the death of Former Mayor Frank Olis of Alameda, a classmate. Wetmore's death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage suffered Friday, when he went to Peralta Hospital. He had been active up to the time of the stroke, and was a familiar figure at alumni reunions and athletic contests on the campus. Wetmore entered the wine business in Livermore Valley in 1880, and founded a wjn,e company which until prohibition . was a leader among California companies. His vintages won prizes in Europe. I : BENEFACTOR, TRUSTEE j -OF MILLS COLLEGE --Vr A benefactor of Mills College, Wetmore was a trustee of the college from 1925 to 1935, and last December was named an honorary, trustee. His late wife, Mrs. Mary Camden Wetmore, was a MillsyCol-lege graduate in 1880. After Mrs. Wetmore's death 10 years ago, Wetmore gave the college the Wetmore gate in her memory. More recently, on the death of the wife's sister, Mrs. Grace Camden . Richards, he gave the Riqhards entrance to the campus. Wetmore made numerous other gifts to Mills and frequently aided students through scholarships. In recent years Wetmore was especially proud of his regular attendance to commencement exercises at the University of California and at Mills, and at the annual California-Stanford football game. He was a guest of honor at the last Charter Day banquet of the university. March 23, and had looked forward to the next commencement exercises, May 23. HAD ATTENDED ALL U. C. COMMENCEMENTS Wetmore recalled that he had attended every university commencement since his own in 1873which was held on the foundation of South Hall on the Berkeley campus except in 1931, when illness prevented his attendance. He missed only one or two of the California-Stanford football games since rugby was started in 1882. Known as a lavish host, Wetmore often entertained at the, Hotel Oakland, where he lived after his wife's death, and the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, where he moved four years ago. Wetmore was born In Portland, Me., and was brought to California across the Isthmus of Panama by his parents as a baby. All of his schooling was in Oakland. SURVIVED BY DAUGHTER, SISTER, GRANDCHILDREN Surviving him are a sister, Miss Ida Wetmore, who lives in .the old family home at 342 Bonita "Avenue, Piedmont; a daughter, Mrs. Philena (Continued on Page 2, Col. 1.) DEATH CLAIMS C. J. WETMORE LEGISLATORS ill RELIEF SESSION CALL L. A. County Informs State Of Inability to Provide Funds in Next Few Weeks Riley Declares Special Meet ing, as Foreseen by Governor, the Only Way Out LOS ANGELES, May 11. (U.R1 A special session of the State Legislature probably will be called within a week to raise relief funds needed to tide over direct relief agencies until June 30, State Controller Ray L. Riley announced here today. Riley made his prediction after Los Angeles County Supervisors rejected a plan whereby they would advance the State enough money to carry on relief here until the end of the current fiscal year. The-supervisors informed Riley they were neither "legally authorized nor financially able" to advance $1,150,000, needed to sustain 22,000 Los Angeles County relief beneficiaries from May 15 to June 30. Thus balked in obtaining support for his loan plan, Riley said an immediate special session of the Legislature was the only satisfactory alternative. Governor Frank F. Merriam yesterday notified legislators to be ready to meet in . Sacramento on short notice. County Auditor ! II. A. Fayne, who attended today's conference, reported receiving information that San Francisco and Alameda Counties were unable to advance funds under the loan plan. This plan provided that the State's three largest counties virtually finance the SRA program during the sly-week period and be repaid from the $24,000,000 State appropriation that becomes available July 1. Governor's Letter Sent To All Legislators SACRAMENTO, May ll.-MV-Governor Merriam has sent a letter to each member of the State Legislature advising of the possibility of his calling a special session of the Legislature between May -18 and May 25. The action was taken to make sure the law makers would be available if their services should be required. Ha made it plain, however, no decision has been reached and an official call will not be made if other ways of finding funds for carrying on relief work can be found. If the proposal ' made Saturday to the three larger counties of the State for them to finance their own relief from May 15 to June 30 is adopted, the call will not be issued The counties to which this proposal was made are Los Angeles, San Francisco and Alameda. Governor Merriam's letter follows: "You are undoubtedly aware of the lack of funds to meet relief demands for a part of May and the month of June, 1936. Every effort will be made to provide the necessary moneys without calling the Legislature in special session. "However, should a special session of the Legislature be necessary eventually, it will probably be called for Monday, May 18, Tuesday, May 19, or Monday, May 25, 1930: Since the time will necessarily be short between the issuance of the call and the hour and date of assembling, I am- sending members this statement in advance. "If an official call is issued, notice will be given by telegraph. In case your address is different than appears in the official handbook of the Legislature, it will be well to notify this office of the correct address. "Very truly yours, "(Signed) Frank F. Merriam, "Governor of California." More Poison Found In Boy's Death Quiz FRESNO, May 11. VP) Officers investigating the poisoning of Olin Lee Everts, 15 -year-old Fresno high school boy, said today a special investigator has reported to mem he found a spilled capsule and two pink pills reported to contain the same poisons held responsible . for the Everts boy's deathiunderneath a locker not far. from the history room where the boy was stricken. District Attorney Dan Conway said he did not believe there was any connection between the boy's death and the poison the investigator reported finding, but said he would confer with Principal E. C. Kratt. U. S. May Be Asked To Hunt Ellis Parker NEW YORK, May 11. (.T) District Attorney William Geoghan considered calling upon the Federal government today for aid in his search for Ellis Parker Jr., son of the chief of detectives of Burlington County, N. J wanted on a charge of kidnaping Paul H. Wendel, believed to be in New Jersey. Wendel has charged he was kidnaped by a group of men and tortured in a Brooklyn house until he signed a confession, later repudr ated, that ha kidnaped the Lindbergh baby. Quadruplets Gain Again As Relapse Stirs F ear New Jersey Babies Rally After Hurry Call Goes To N. Y. for Human Milk (Picture on Page 13) PASSAIC, N. J, May 11. ) The Jersey quadruplets Frances, Frank, Felix and Ferdinand Kasper had St, Mary's Hospital staff worried for a time today when they took a sinking spell, but the tiny babies rallied quickly and soon recovered their former "encouraging" condition. . As proof of their recovery from the spell the infants had their first human milk since birth. Dr. Frank F. Jani, the physician who delivered the babies Saturday, issued an emergency call for the milk when they started to sink. Enough was obtained locally to serve immediate needs, and arrangements for a regular supply were made with a New York City dispensary. The infants were to receive a further feeding later in the day when a 10-ounce supply of milk arrives from New York. The hospital said a police escort was rushing the milk here. Dr. Jani was pleased when he saw how his charges rallied, after the short-lived relapse. The babies had weakened suddenly during the forenoon. Dr. Jani issued a call for human milk. Through the cooperation of Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia of New York, a 10-ounce supply was obtained from a dispensary in that city. Quadruplets Visit Dionne Quintuplets CALLANDER, 0nt May ll.-(A') The five little Dionnes danced for joy and blew kisses through a plate glass window today at four quadruplet lasses from the faraway southwest. i ' The visitors, 20-year-old Roberta, Leota, Mona and Mary Keys, live at Holhs, Okla. They came to Callander's babyland shrine as centen nial ambassadors from Texas, where they go to college. "Wonderful!" "Darling!" "Just f orgeous!" . "DJvlne!" - these were some of the superlatives from the sisters Keys, as they pressed their pretty noses against the window barrier in the "Quinlerle." The quints will reach the age of two years on the 28th of May. Tonight the four Keys will look at Dr. Aallan Roy Dafoe's collection of quintuplet movies. 'Late today they visited Champlain Camp, near here. Special Laws Needed If State Aids Quads TRENTON, N. J.. April 1WJ1-Govcrnor , Harold G. Hoffman advised Mayor Benjamin F. Turner of Passaic today there was no existing State law which would authorize State guardianship of the quadruplets born Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kaspar of Little Ferry. The Governor's telegram, extending congratulations to the parents and to the hospital and medical authorities. Mexican Official "Missing Since Last Monday; Had $3000; Companion Gone SAN FRANCISCO, May 11. AH available police resources today were thrown into the search for Juan Pablo Escobedo, 38, prominent Mexican banker, who was last seen at 6 p. m. Monday when he stepped off a United Air Lines plane at Oakland Airport. The search was requested by his brother-in-law, J. M. Arias, who feared the wealthy financier might have met with foul play. . High officials of Mexican banking circles and government last night appealed by telegram to Mayor Frank Shaw of Los Angeles for aid in seeking the missing man. Arias, when he made the report, was registered at the St. Francis Hotel, where Escobedo had been ex pected to arrive late Tuesday. The brother-in-law said ne am not know the nature of Escobedo' visit. He said the man was carrying between $2000 and $3000. Arias, who left his hotel last night and went .to Los Angeles to aid in the search: there, said he understood Escobedo s nerves had upset in re cent weeks. He feared the man may have become victim of amnesia or a breakdown, he said. On the basis of Arias' report, police today were attempting to learn the identity and whereabout of a mysterious v figure known only at "Mr. Garcia," reportedly Escobedo's . traveling companion. Escobedo, according to Arias' re- port, left his home In Mexico, D. F., for Los Angeles on May 2. He arrived in Los Angeles, spending two days there, then headed for the Bay region. Inspector Edgar Paul has been assigned to the investigation. Paul learned today that "Garcia" had stayed at the same hotel as Arias but that h checked out yes iterdajr. BANKER HUNTED I BAY REGION 1 RELIEF BILL, 3f 38 Effort to Substitute State Grants for WPA Loses; Senate Will Speed Action Deficiency Measure Contains $1,425,000,000 for Aid; Tax Showdown Averted WASHINGTON, May 11. (IP) The $2,364,220,712 deficiency bill carrying the administration's $1,425,- 000,000 work-relief appropriation for 1937 was passed by the House today and sent to the Senate. Speaker Byrns announced the vote on passage as 340 ta 38. The final vote was a mere formality, postponed by agreement after the House had approved provisions of the big measure last Friday. STATE GRANTS PROPOSAL DEFEATED BY 286 TO 90 Passage of the controversial meas ure by a heavy ainrmative voie came after the House defeated by a 286 to 90 vote a Republican attempt to substitute state-grants for the Works Progress program. The vote was on a motion Dy Representative Taber (R., N. Y.) to send the big bill back to me ap propriations committee with in structions to substitute his pre viously defeated amendment for State grants, with local administration by non-partisan boards and State contributions of at least 25 per cent,-. v The-Statergrant fight was scheduled to be renewed in the Senate, where the measiire' goes from the House. SENATE WILL SPEED ' DEFICIENCY MEASURE Senator Glass (D., Va.) expressed a belief to newsmen that (he relief-deficiency bill would be passed by the Senate before the tax bill. , The Virginian is. chairman of the appropriations committee. He made this prediction after a conference with President Roose velt, but he would not say what subjects he discussed at the White House. "I took up three things and got them all," he .told reporters. Tax Bill Showdown Averted by Leaders WASHINGTON, May 11.-Administration leaders averted an immcdatie showdown oq the House tax bill in the Senate Finance Committee today by pleading for an opportunity for Treasury experts to defend the measure. Members of the committee said Chairman Harrison (D., Miss.) blocked a move for a test vote on (he proposed corporation tax based on undistributed profits by urging the committee first to let the Treasury answer criticisms leveled at the bill in public hearing. At Harrison's request the com mittee decided to hear Herman Oli- phant, general counsel of the Treasury, tomorrow. The committee voted also to ask Secretary Mor- eenthau to appear to answer the contention of Senator Byrd (D Va.) that the bill would permit 11 large corDOrations to escape taxation. Committee members saia mat as the executive session on the bill opened several senators expressed ODDOsition to the administration corporate tax plan. Finally one of the members opposed to tne meas-ure suggested a division to deter mine whether this plan should be unked or merely revised. At this point, committee members said, Harrison intervened, pleading that Treasury experts be heard before such a decision was reached. Some members contended it was obvious the committee would have voted against the House provision. Secretary Wallace and Jesse H Jones, chairman of the Reconstruction Corporation,, also will testify. Chairman Harrison D., Miss.) said the appearance of Wallace did not necessarily mean revival oi tne plan for imposing new processing taxes. Senator Byrd (D., Va.) asked to have Morgenthau appear to answer his contention that the proposed tax on undistributed profits would permit many giant corporations to operate without paying any taxes. Six Sentenced to Die For Single Murder NEW YORK, May 11. (JP)-Six men, the largest number ever sentenced to die for a single crime in New York State, were sentenced to the electric chair today by County Judge Peter J. Brancato and hurried to Sing Sing Prison. , They-were convicted of the mur-' dcr of Edwin Esposito, 22-year-old Subway Company messenger. 'Judge Brancato set the week Of June 22 for execution, but an appeal probably will delay it until Autumn. , Esposito'g convicted slayers are Salvatore Scata, 18; Joseph Bol-ognia, 23; Theodore Didonne, 30; Dominick Zizzo,. 22; Eugene Bruno, 20, and Sam Kimmel, 19. Wardlaw. Associate Of Edison, Is Dead NEW YORK, May 11. W- Frank Andrew Wardlaw, 72, one of the early associates of Thomas Alva Edison and secretary of the ten son Pioneers, died today of pneu monia. . , Italian Envoy Quits League Parley Admitting Ethiopians, Threatens Bolt in Crisis DUCE ORDERS PART OF ARMY DEMOBILIZED Two Classes to Be Sent To Homes; Need for Men Is Considered at End European War Danger Regarded Over ; Move ' to Mean Reduced Expense By A. t. STUNTZ ROME, May 41.-(flhrThe Italian War Department today ordered the partial demobilization of the military classes of 1911 and 1913 the principal classes called for the war against Ethiopia. Their demobilization, was Inter preted as meaning: The war is definitely over in 1 East Africa and no more men need be sent there. o Premier Mussolini does not be- i . lieve any complications will arise in Europe as a result of his annexation of Ethiopia. The demobilization order applies to that portion of the two classes in barracks in Italy, not to those in East Africa. The class of 1914 was left under arnns. for eventual replacement in East Africa. .The classes of mi and 1913 will be sent to their homes gradually In groups of from 300 to 1000. , . The military order calls for the lending of these two classes into "unlimited vacation in expectation of definite retirement." In ' military circles, this was described as demobilization. The class of 1912 was not affacted by the order because only its specialized sections were called up for service. ORDER WILL CUT HUGE EXPENSE The demobilization will mean a reduction in the huge expense Italy has undertaken in keeping under arms a great military force not only in East Africa but also in Italy. The new. Roman Empire moved Its big political guns up to the European front today with an admonition to the League of Nations Council, meeting In Geneva, to keep "hands off" Ethiopia. j Informed Fascist sources said Italy wanted peace but peace compatible with the designs of the new empire and had assured its neighbors it did not want to carry the, Ethiopian question into European politics. Hope prevailed that the League Council session would show the fu tility of sanctions and the desirability of having Italy enter again into collaboration for European peace. WARNS PENALTIES ARE CONSIDERED 'WAR LIKE' If the League continued its sanctions siege now that Italy has declared its war at an end, Fascists Said this would be considered a "vengeful act." , If the League extended its penalties, reliable sources believed, this would constitute a "warlike act." - i Whatever happened, Informed sources insisted, Italy would face Geneva with resolute determination to fight constantly against sanctions and to hold tightly to every acre of territory gained in .the African military campaign. Premier Mussolini left no doubt that this territory included all Ethiopia after his decrees Saturday night annexing Ethiopia, conferring upon King Victor Emmanuel the tite of Emperor and appointing Marshal Pietro Badoglio viceroy of Ethiopia. Italian dispatches from Asmara, Eritrea, indicated the government of the commander-in-chief, ruling now in the name of the Emperor, was being, welcomed by the native population which already was calling Marshal Badoglio "war lord." Crack Troops to Quit ctniopia lor nurope ADDIS ABABA, May ll.-(U.R)-A warning to Europe that Italy, has won . its war in Ethiopia - and is ready for anything that may happen in Europe was seen today in a 'decision that the first troops to be sent home shall be the crack Alpini. These men, brought here to fight in the mountains on the northern front, are to be sent direct to the Brenner Pass opposite Austria. Their departure will be a notifi cation that Italy Is able to withdraw troops for Europe. The first move to end the military campaign and prepare for colonization came yesterday when Bruno and Vittorio Mussolini, Pre mier Mussolini's sons, and Count Galeazzo Ciano, his son-in-law, left by airplane for Massawa, Eritrea, whence they were to embark for Naples today. Other high officers were ordered horn.?! British Pind Problem in SivingHaven To Selassie, LONDON, May 11. (IM Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin said in the House of Commons today that the presence of Emperor Haile Selassie in Palestine constitutes a problem for the British Govern ment. Replying to questions, Baldwin said: . "The status of the Negus as a resident of Palestine is a question of considerable complexity. It is a matter i which concerns the whole League of Nations." Frederick Seymour Cocks, La-borite,, asked whether, in view of Premier Benito Mussolini's statement that he has now founded an East Roman Empire, the British Government would approach eastern Mediterranean countries with a view towards their collaboration for peace, "I would not hurry to take literally every statement made in a moment of enthusiasm," Baldwin responded amidst laughter. SALES TAX ACT 1933 Levy Enartel Legally, Appellate Justices Rule in Rejecting Claim for $61,293 SACRAMENTO, May 11! (IP) The Third Pistrict Court of Appeals today upheld the constitutionality of the Retail Sales Tax Act of 1933 by affirming the decision given by Superior Judge Malcolm C. Glenn of Sacramento County, The Roth Drugs, Inc., and 549 other persons, firms and corporations, all retail merchants, had sued State Treasurer Charles G. Johnson and the State Board of Equalization to obtain refund of $61,293 they had paid under protest as sales taxes. . They charged the act should not have been made effective' immediately after its passage because it did not receive the vote of two- thirds of the members of each House of the Legislature. The opinion written by Justice Rolfe L. Thompson and concurred in by Justice John F. Pullen and Pro-Tern Justice Warren Steel of Yuba County, held that tax levies and appropriations, enacted by the Legislature, do not require a two-thirds vote to become effective im mediately. - . , ; The action reached the Appellate Court by appeal from the decision of Judge Glenn who sustained a demurrer which alleged the complaint failed to state facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action. It had been appealed to the State Supreme Court which returned it to the Appellate Court for decision. . Communism Attack Made by Pope Pius VATICAN CITY, May ll.-(U.R)- Pope Pius today attacked com munism as a common enemy that "has already damaged family life." Addressing Hungarian pilgrims escorted to the Vatican by Cardinal Seredi. Drimate of Hungary, the Pontiff said: "A common enemy threatens everyone and everything today. It has already damaged family life." "By the common enemy we mean communism which is spreading through deceit and Imposture," the Pontiff said. ' , r" Film Producer Goes Under Knife NEW YORK, . May 11. (U.RJ Samuel Goldwyn,' Hollywood motion picture producer, underwent an operation today at Doctors Hospital for intestinal- toxemia. His physician, Dr. Harold Meeker, described his condition as "satisfactory-" ' . EASTERN BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 0 0 0 0 Detroit ..0 10 5 Batteries Allen and Pytlak; Bridges and Cochrane. Chicago 1 St. Louis .....i Batterie-Whitead and Sewell; Mahaffey and Hemsley. . (Only games scheduled.) NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn ..0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 7 2 Boston ....0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 8 1 Batteries Earnshaw and Berres; i Chaplin and Lopes. New York ....... .......... i Philadelphia , .............2 0 1 1 S Batteries Smith , and Mancuso; Walter and Wilson. (Only lamea chedulcd.) COURT DELEGATES SEE GRAVITY 1 11 TURN Continuation of Sanctioni Until June for Detailed Discussion Is Favored Fascists Insist African Nation No Longer Exists and Warn Consideration Vain By JOSEPH E. SHARKEY (Copyritht, 1936, by the Associated Prem) GENEVA, May 11. Baron Pom-peo Aloisi, Italy's envoy to Geneva, walked out of the League of Nations Council private council session late today when the council took up the question of conquered Ethiopia, .11 Duce's representative announced that Italy could not negotiate in the presence of the "so-called delegate from Ethiopia." Members of the council'said later ; they were facing a most delicate problem. . DELAY IN DETAILED ' , DISCUSSION FAVORED Several told the Associated Press the only ' practical course seemed to me to condemn Italy's attitude and to adjourn any detailed discussion until June when a Socialist govern, met is expected to be in power in France. - - Apparently, they felt such a government would enable them to stiffen their attitude. -.' Baron Aloisi told the private session in a prepared speech: "All discussion of the Italo-Ethioplan dif ference is futile. . a Anthony Eden, Great Britain'! foreign secretary who presided at-the session, asked coolly whether "under the circumstances, the. Italo-Ethioplan question should - be kept on the agenda?" Dr. Peter Munch of Denmark and Salvador de Madariaga of Spain quietly moved for .its retention and the . motion was passed without a dissenting voice. DENIES MOVE MEANS RESIGNATION ' , Baron Aloisi and his co-dele-' gates then sternly walked outt "This does not signify resignation , from the League," the Italian envoy said. - Ills dramatic exit followed a hitter protest from Halle Selassie, himself, against Mussolini's annexation of the African kingdom, and Italian hints that Italy would bolt the League, rather than discuss Ethiopia in the presence of an agent of Selassie. 1 - , DENIES FASCISTS ARE RESIGNING However, an Italian spokesman said Aloisi merely was leaving the council on this particular occasion, and that his action did not mean the Fascist State was resigning from the League. The baron departed with his en- . tire delegation. One member of the delegation told the Associated Press: "We have left because we cannot discuss this question with the ' Ethiopians, Moreover, as the Italo-Ethioplan question Is liquidated, -we do not wish to dlscnss thr question at the council." r . Selassie's agent, Wolde Mariam, has insisted upon being invited to every session of the council which discussed the Italo-Ethiopian question. INSISTS ETHIOPIANS HAVE NO SOVEREIGNTY Before he strode out of the Council session, Baron Aloisi told the assembled delegates: "I have the honor to deelare that the Italian delegation cannot . admit the presence at the Council table of the so-called Ethiopian delegate. ; "There exists, indeed, no semblance of organization of the Ethiopian State. "The only sovereignty exist-- ing in Ethiopia is that of Italy. "All discussion on the subject of the Italo-Ethioplan differ enee , would, consequently, have ne object. ... . "Therefore, I find myself obliged to refrain from participating in the discussion." Then he got up and walked away from the horseshoe table. ; The Ethiopian, Mariam, told the Council that Ethiopia had been faithful to the league covenant and had broken no laws. Ethiopia, he added, left her ease entirely in the hands of the Council. The Council decided upon an im-diate public session. The public meeting was brief an only questions of minor impor tance were touched upon befor adjournment. . . , ; . NO MENTION OF AFRICAN CONFLICT There was no .mention of tht Italo-Ethiopian War One question taken up was that of relief for indigent Nationals o one country stranded In another. t However, the council had not removed . the - Italo-Ethioplan question from its agenda, so the (Continued on Fs? 2, C. 2

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