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THE WEATHER Increasing cloudiness and wanner. Day1 record, weather, report, page 14. Radio, page 9. The Newspaper lova Depends Upon PRICE 3 CENTS-5Sh DES MOINES, IOWA, MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 1, 1937.-FOURTEEN PAGES Joins Two Sons Who, Escaped Mother's Gun m u l u 1 1 yiig; mm ULOJ 1 1 WW V- - REPORT DUCE GIVING REFUSE TO ARAB CHIEF Seeii As 'Reprisal' . to Britain. JERUSALEM, PALES TINE New tension spread along the southern shores of the Mediterranean sea Sun day night when it was under stood Premier Mussolini of Ttalv had offered refuge in Italian Libya to the fugitive grand mufti of Jerusalem. The reported action of U Duce, self-proclaimed pro tector of Islam" was regarded aa it direct affront to Great Britain, which has sought the grand mufti's arrest In connection with the recent wave of Arab terrorism in the Holy Land. Fled From Mosque. The grand mufti, Haj Amin El Husseini, escaped from Jerusalem's ncient Mosaue of Omar two weeks ago in the guise of a peas ant. and fled across the border Into Syria. The British charge he and other leaders of the high Arab commit' tee inspired the terrorism wf t o era tnst Rritnln' nlan for f4 dividing Palestine Detween we " r Jews and the Arabs. The grand '. mufti ia spiritual leader of 837,000 ; ' 'Moslems. ' '' T v One-Week Notice. French authorities in Syria Sunday eave the fugitive one week to leave Syria:"",: -.TtTTZTZ The Ffench assert the disorders against British rule In the Holy Land and last week' yrM Arab nationalist outbreak In t , French Morocco are related and Vi J ' can be traced to unrest spread T by agents of a European "totalitarian power," presumably Italy. Mussolini's alleged invitation to the harried grand mufti was said to be a "reprisal" against the sup port which he charges British of ficials in Kenya colony accorded to the refugee chieftains of Ethiopia and their families after Italy's North African conquest Challenge. H Duce was said to have regarded Britain's action as a challenge to the "pacification" of Ethiopia.. The flight of the grand mufti to Syria is regarded by Italian leaders as "a flight from the persecution, of British imperialism" and they expect to strengthen Mussolini's position in winning the con fidence of the Moslem world started when he made a tour of Libya last March. In Morocco. Meanwhile, Gen. August Nogues, France's resident-general in French Morocco, entered Fez, ancient Moslem center, Sunday and warned natives France would press her campaign against the uprising there until the protectorate was purged of nationalists. The native quarter of Fez was occupied by French troops Saturday. Sentences ranging from a few days to two years hard labor were imposed Sunday on 152 nationalist leaders at Fez and other cities. 4 ADRIFT IX GALE. , HALIFAX, NOVA SC MTIA (CANADIAN PRESS) ? Wice . cutters and an airplane set -ched I Sunday night for a crane-i redee foundation with four men 6 board I that broke away from its tugboat Saturday night in heavy seas whipped by a gale. Old School Bell Is Modern education has stream lined everything from the three R's on down to the school bell, a search in Des Moines revealed Sunday. - The search was concerned solely with the bells, and not a one was to be found. Board of education officials said there have been no such bells in use in the city for at least 15 years, and the last one to be dismantled has been stored at the board offices as a relic W. B. Findley, director of e.ementary education, said the need for such bells has passed, and they are now considered antiquated and an unnecessary expense. , , . Brown, Once Unfrocked As i Bishop, Dies GAUON, OHIO (Pi A cerebral hemorrhage ended Sunday the ca reer of William Montgomery Browji, 82, self- styled heretic and communist who vainly sought reinstate ment as an Epis- copal churcn bishop after being unfrocked in 1925. Death came at his home, Brown- e 1 1 a Cottage, where he had , shown spent much of his time in health in recent years. poor Heresy charges were brought against him following publica tion of his book, "Communism and Christianity, in which he expressed doubt Christ ever lived. He was found guilty in a church trial at Cleveland. Eight appeals for reinstatement . were fruitless, the last being turned down Oct at the church's general convention. Beginning his first ministry at Gallon In 1883, he became famed as a "builder" and ecclesiastic ad' ministrator. In eight years he started 15 new churches and mis sions. Bishop of Arkansas, It was at Gallon, too, that he began his writings with a book praising his church. The book found favor in the eyes of church' men and he became deacon of Ohio. In 1899, he was consecrated bishop of Arkansas, serving 14 years. But his health broke and he returned to Galion for the remainder of his life. "Unite All Protestant." wmie in Arkansas, nis sym pathy became aroused by the con dition of the Negro people, and in a book 'published in 1905 he severely criticized the church for its treatment of the race and urged a separate episcopacy for Negroes, This i volume brought considerable adverse criticism, and another book published about the time he retired was attacked by the house of bishops because It urged uniting of all Protestant churches in one denomination. Bishop Brown said that after his retirement he had time for study of social, religious and science problems that he had not had before. He was won over by the teachings of Marx and Darwin. In 1920 appeared the book which brought about his trial for heresy. Praises Communism. One passage in "Communism and Christianity" read: "Communism is the one comprehensive term which is synon ymous at once of morality, religion and Christianity. Orthodox Christians say Christ founded their churches. I doubt He ever lived. If he did live and could come back to earth in the twentieth century, He would not If He could, and could not if He would, be a member of any church today." TAKE THAT! Hubby Too Lazy to Put Car Away, Wife Kills Him NEW YORK. N. Y. (I.N.S.) It was such a little auarreL The car was in front of the house. It should have been put in the garage. She asked him once, twice but he only grum bled and rolled over, and wouldn't get up. She asked him again, and he shouted at her, awakening baby. . So Mrs. Patricia Ryan, 20, shot her policeman husband to death Sunday. In the first place, the modern school building has no belfry for a bell, and mounting one on a pole in the school yard is hazardous. Neighborhood children would have a lot of fun ding-donging it after hours, Mr. Findley explained. The old bells were large and cost a lot of money, and were in frequent ' need of repairs. Lusty custodians even broke them now and then In a fit of exuberance on a frosty morning. In the old days, the school bell not only summoned chil-dren to classes, but served for the citizenry to set their watches by Now, with the noises of traffic, such a bell 1l 5 MORE DEAD; HIGHWAY TOLL 34 IN 10 DAYS 2 Killed As Carl Misses Curve. (Th RefliUfi lows Nm Srrtce.) Death's harvest on the Iowa highways continued Sunday, Five more persons met death. The usual 20 or so were injured. In 10 days 34 persons have been killed on Iowa highways. That's probably an all-time record. Sunday's dead: Lloyd Bockelman, S3, Charles City, la., pinned under an upset auto. August Lorenzen, 51, Denison, la., auto missed curve near Mil-ford, Ia. Harvey L, Minton, 46, Rein-beck, Ia., pinned under an upset auto near Waterloo, Ia. Alfred Edler, 55, Reinbeck, Ia., riding with Minton. Alien F. Wheeler, J4, Flint, Mich., car hit bridge near Mount Vernon, Ia. The record-breaking highway massacre began Oct. 22, the day the Rocket train killed 10 passes gers of a school bus at Mason Day by Day Thirty-four . dead in 10 days. Here's the record: Oct. 22 Fourteen dead. Oct. 23 One dead. mmm - ' Oct.26 One dead. Oct 27 Three dead. Oct 28 Six dead. Oct. 29 Three dead. Oct. 30 One dead. Oct 31 Five dead. Nov. 1 T City, la. - It reached startling proportions when six died Thurs day evening in the head-on collision at Vinton, Ia. On Oct 20 there had been 413 persons killed this year in auto accidents in the state. The total year ago on that date was 414 dead. Sunday night this year's death Crashe Continued on Page Nine. GIRL TRAPPED BETWEEN GARS Suffers Severe Cuts in Tram Accident. Trapped between two street cars at the intersection of Uni versity ave. and Twenty-fifth st, Louise Hiller, 20, of 1144 Twenty fifth st, suffered head cuts and severe body bruises shortly after noon Sunday. The girl said she was struck by moving eastbound University car and thrown into the side of westbound University car standing at the intersection. She was taken to Broadlawns General hospital and was dismissed after first aid treatment. Des Moines Railway Co. offi cials said the girl apparently be- thejeame confused while crossing from the south to the north side of University ave. and ran Into the side of the westbound car as she 'went in front of the inbound car. a Buzzer Today would not be heard more than a few blocks, Mr. Findley pointed out Many elementary schools, Mr. Findley said, still use a small hand bell, rung by a janitor, to summon children back to classes after recess. It is also used to start the morning and afternoon sessions during good weather when students are playing In the school yard. But most of the schools are completely streamlined. They have an electric buzzer system connected to the clock. A buzzer outsije the building does the work the old school belt Buzzers k:t sounded to start school, sigmi the end of class periods, art dismiss classes in TOO MUCH EVEN FOR THE GIANT ELEPHANT. How a State Is Stamping Out Syphilis BOSTON, MASS. (IP) The Mas. sachusetts public health depart ment, granted extraordinary pow ers in the war oa syphilis by the legislature, reported Sunday the disease was being beaten back. . Its new legislative equipment, it added, made possible a long range program more effective than that provided in any other state. Under the Massachusetts plan 30 clinics throughout the state have provisions for treating in fected patients. Approximately 30,000 are treated annually. About 2 per cent of the com monwealth's four million popula tion, the depart- ment estimated,,,,," suffer from infection. A 30 per cent drop in clinic admissions in 10 years and a 70 per cent decline in syphilis in pregnancy in IS years was termed the first indication of a signifi cant decline in the country." Patients visiting the clinics, un der the new state law, are ac corded the same privacy given by private physicians. The state as sumes the cost when patients can' not pay. Provision is made for reporting by name to the department only those persons who, after diagnosis, neglect to take treatment The department can require non-co operative patients to receive treat ment in the afternoon. There is no tampering with the system. In some cases a gong on the outside of the building serves as a reminder of the old school bell days. So there Is no more bribing the janitor in the hope that you can pull extra bard on the down-stroke and turn the bell clear over on its rockers. The inroads of civilization have been as great at institutions of high learning. Drake university has an old bell that is now used only as a "Victory bell" to celebrate athletic triumphs. A buzzer system signals classes. Grand View college doesn't even have an unused bell only a buzzer system. Example intcnntlrnal N'twi Phnto. Mrs. Wright MarMlllan, Mont- rlair, N. J., socialite, sets an ex ample to ber community by tak ing the Waxserman test for syphilis. As head of the hygiene committee of the Montclalr League of Women Voters, Mrs. MacMillan believes voluntary taking of the test by members of ber group wUI aid the national drive on venereal diseases. A BALMY DAY Temperatures Rise Into 70's In Some Iowa Sections. Iowans enjoyed another balmy fan day Sunday as temperatures rose into the 70's in some sections of the state. Increasing cloudiness and warmer weather was forecast for today, A high reading of 73 degrees was reported at Red Oak. Cora-ine registered a top of 69, Des Moines 66 and Newton 65. The low at Newton was 39 degrees. The average temperature of 54 in Des Moines Sunday was 8 de grees above normal, - , STRENGTH OF AN Quints Turn Scientists to Doting 'Dads' CALLANDER, CANADA JPl The blithe Dlonne quintuplets re duced science Sunday to a state of doting affection, by their antics at play. Two . hundred psychologists, biologists and educators who had talked in serious, technical vein about the quints' progress at a conference in Toronto, Canada, beamed, and chuckled behind a wire and glass screen around their playground, and said, like the aver age citizen, "Aren't they cute ?" Quint "SpecUL' . The little Dionnes in the flesh triumphed over cold theory as soon as the scientists arrived from Toronto aboard the "Dionne Quin tuplet Special." For half an hour unconscious of the eyes behind the screen the quints rode their velocipedes furi ously, sang off key, swept the walk with small brooms and other wise disported themselves so that one educator said: "They're better than a five-ring circus." Emilie made a sand pie, one quint pursued the nurse around the playground with a large spoon, and a moment later they all set up a box so it looked like a store counter or a bar although they've certainly never seen either and went into a huddle over it -while the scientists laughed. The policeman on duty said: "Sh, no noise, please." One quint walked up a slide, reeled a moment and a scientist said, "Whoops!" She jumped successfully and the scientist said, looking like a proud father, "Bravo!" "BlefcS Her Heart." Another quint seized two big' boxes, lugged them across the playground and dumped them Quints Continued on Page Nine. Dionne Quintuplets. Scientists Are Sojtcned. Betty Suffers From Effects Of Halloween Golden-haired Betty Bradley, only 9 years old, Sunday night learned what happens' from too much Halloween night life. Sunday morning the milkman who delivers to the M. H. Bradley family at 116 Fifty-first st gave Betty 10 bright pennies "to have a good time on." Betty went to the Uptown thea ter at Forty-second st. and University ave. She settled down in her seat and went to sleep. Betty had been up late attending Friday and Saturday night Halloween parties. Darkness rame. Mr. Bradley became alarmed. He went to the theater, searched every aisle. Betty was curled up out of sight. Police were called. While squad cars searched the neighborhood, Mr. Bradley finally found bis daughter still sound asleep. MR. SIMPSON and Girlhood Friend of Wally MAY MARRY' NEW YORK, N. Y. (I.N.S.) Following a secret divorce now brewing in France, a girlhood friend of the Duchess of Windsor will marry the duchess' former husband, Capt Ernest L. Simpson, it was reported here Sunday night. Mrs. Mary Kirk Raffray Is the captain's intended bride, the New York Daily Mirror said. Now in Marseilles, France, Mrs. Raffray's divorce decree will become final next Dec. 5, friends told the newspaper. Happy Endings. Thus, , the romantic involvements of all principals in the celebrated romance of the former King of England and Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson are reported on their way to happy endings. Even the marital future of Jacques Raffray, New York insurance broker-husband of Cap tain Simpson's reported intended bride, was understood to have a wedding angle. Sister Breaks News. A sister of Mrs. Raffray, Mrs. Blake Adams, was the newspaper's authority for news of Captain Simpson's forthcoming marriage. She said: "Mary is getting her divorce in France and of course marriage will follow. We don't know what date the marriage will take place, but I expect that news at any time." Mr. Raffray, now in New York, was noncommittal regarding his personal affairs. Met Her Boat. During the hullabaloo after the present duchess divorced Simpson, Simpson met Mrs. Raffray when she debarked from a liner at Southampton and accompanied her to London by train. According to the Mirror, Mary Kirk and Wallis Wariield were girlhood friends in Baltimore, Md. The woman who now is the Duchess of Windsor is said to have met Captain Simpson, j her second husband, in New York through Mrs. Raffray. Corn Sprouts Too Fast, So Genius Waits DENTON, MD. W Art is long" and time is fleeting . Artist Wilson J. Bine-brink began a charcoal sketch of the farm buildings he saw from his studio window. Before he finished the picture, corn around the studio grew so high it cut off the view. Before the corn was harvested, he had to return to Baltimore, Md., to art school. He'll try again next summer. WEEKEND AITO TOLL 172. (By the Associated Ptj. ) At least 172 persons died in auto accidents on the nation's highways over the weekend. HAD A FEELING MATE WOULD KILL CHILDREN Puzzle: Why Shots Awoke None. f Picture on Pag 4 ) By Donald Grant. Crazed with grief, G. R. McAninch, 42, stumbled from the Polk county jail Sunday morning and returned to Nor-walk, Ia., where his wife killed five of their children, then turned the gun on herself in their home about midnight Saturday. At Norwalk, 10 miles southwest of Des Moines, in Warren county, McAninch was reunited with his i two living sons who escaped death at their 35-year-old mother's hands only because she ran out of shells for her shotgun. Shaking and Crying. Thefathcr, shaking and crying, and the two boys went to the funeral home In Norwalk to see the bodies of Mrs. McAninch, her two daughters and three sons. McAninch and his oldest son, Ray, 15, were semi-hysterical. The other son, Gail, 11, was stunned to silence, the horror of Saturday night still stamped on his young face. "I was afraid something like : this would happen," McAninch said. "My wife hadn't been right for some time." ' Then he broke down, ahaking with sobs. "I can't talk about it ; any more, now," he said. .Leaves Jail, v- McAninch was told of the trag- edy Sunday morning. He left the jail, where he had been held over- , night for "investigation" in connection with some petty crimes, in custody of his brother, to whom -he had been released by the Polk : sheriff's office. It was only a few hours after McAninch had been arrested by Warren county authorities at request of the Polk sheriff that bis wife placed a .410 gauge shotgun methodically between the eyes of her five sleeping children, one after another, then pulled the trigger. Only some words In a note Mrs. McAninch left, "I have stood all I can take . . hinted at the woman's motive In the quintuplet killing and suicide that shocked the Warren county community of 350, Warren county authorities interpreted her words as referring to worry over family problems. Mrs. McAninch used a single-shot weapon. After murdering each of ber children she had to break the gun, take out the empty shell, and reload the gun. None Knew. Miraculously, medical examination Sunday disclosed that apparently none of the children knew what happened. There were no signs of struggle. Why the sound of the shotgun as the mass murders began did not arouse the other children re mains a mystery. Neither did neighbors hear the six shots. Before turning the weapon on herself, Mrs. McAninch left a pen ciled note addressed to her two eldest sons, who came home shortly after midnight from a Halloween escapade to find the ghastly remains of their mother, two sisters and three brothers. The note gave instructions to the boys, also said "Tell Dad 1" Norwalk Continued on Page Four. '. - A v. . . . . .Mr. VK iwc.vnnrn. Hix Stood AU 1 Ca: 1

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