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This Edition Contains 9 SECTIONS oS A TOTAL OF 2-PAGES Be Sure to Get All Sections PRICE TEN CENTS r "Pre WEATHER Fair today: rain Monday. Not much change in temperature. (COPYRIGHT. 193 8. by Pittsburgh Press Company. AU Rights Reserved) VOLUME 54; No. 209 Entered aa second-class matter Postoffice. Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH, PA., SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 1938 LEGISLATORS ASK 44-HOUR LAW TAVORS' Sponsor of Act Is Among 6 Democrats Who Send In Exemption Pleas Special to The Pittsburgh Press HARRISBURG, Jan. 22 Three Democratic State Senators wrote to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry on their official senatorial letterheads to seek exemption for employers from terms of the 44-hour law. The Senators were among six Democratic legislators who represented employers, or groups of employers, in seeking exemptions or Variations from the schedule of hours fixed in the 44-hour laws enacted by the Democratic majorities. The appeals of the legislators were found in a survey of the 1800 j applications made by employers for j variations from the hour schedule, i Referred to Regulations In each case, the appeals were answered by the department with letters which called attention to general regulations of the State Industrial Board for enforcement of the 44-hour law. Among the Senators who helped present applications was Senator Edward R. Frey. of Pittsburgh, author of the general 44-hour law and its chief sponsor in the State Senate. Senator Frey sent the department a letter on senatorial stationery which enclosed the application of Falk & Co., cf Pittsburgh, for variation from the hour schedule, and asked to be informed what further action would be necessary. Mr. Frey is listed in the legislative directory as an accountant. The other five legislators who wrote to the department in behalf of applicants are listed as attorneys. Garage Plea Presented Senator George Kunkel. Harris- burg, an attorney, sent a letter on official stationery presenting petition of 10 Harrisburg storage ga-"!rjge? which asked "complete exemption" from the 44-hour law. Senator Samuel L. Gilson. of Erie, vised senatorial stationery in sending to the Department application of reven Lake Erie fishing companies for a ruling on their status under the 44-hour law. Senator Edward J. Thompson, Centre County, presented application of the Middle Atlantic Lumbermen's Assn. and the Lumber Dealers' Assn. of Western Pennsylvania, for variations. Senator Thompson's law partner, David L. Baird, of Philipsburg, handled applications of the Builders Supply Dealers' Assn. of Western Pennsylvania. Builders Supply Dealers Assn. of Eastern Pennsylvania and the King Fifth Wheel Co., Philadelphia. Floor Leader Sends Pleas Representative Herbert B. Cohen. Democratic floor leader of the House, who aided in passage of the 44-hour law as a practicing attor-, ney in York, representea two lm portant applicants. One application was in behalf of eight stone and lime producers who represented, according to their brief, 85 per cent of the crushed stone industry in Pennsylvania. Another no cr fof tho Vit-L- Tpa 7VT c rhinPrv r,"'' ' - Dsnrncciitolivo .Qaiiiiiol A Wci ihh"-""""""' of Giassport. acted as attorney forj the Griffin Oil Co., Inc., of Glass- : pon, in cmi.s ujc iiBnu lu ia.hnur tiwV- nnrt seven riavs a Iu - i week. The Board answered that j th3 company came under regula- , tions adopted for retail trade. I Thomas C. Buchanan of Beaver County wrote on stationery of the Commission to inquire whether watchmen were exempted from the hours law. He said he was making the inquiry on behalf of the Mc-Danel Refractories Porcelain Co. of Beaver Falls and the Sterling Borax Co. of New Brighton, and pointed out that he had sent a previous inquiry for the Beaver Refrigerator & Potteries Co. of New Brighton. The Pittsburgh Stock Exchange sent a copy of its variation application to Secretary of the Commonwealth David L. Lawrence. IMPORTANT FEATURES ON INSIDE PAGES Death Notices Will Be Found on Fae 1 of the Classified Section NEWS SECTION McFarland ...10 Townley 10 Editorial 10 j Weather 2 Inside CIO.... 13 CLASSIFIED SECTION Classified ...1-9 I Farm, Garden.10 SPORTS SECTION All-Outdoors... 2 i Real Estate... 10 Autos 10 : Smithy 3 Crossword 8 Sports ., Financial . - -6-8 i SOCIETY SECTION .1-5 Amer. Speaks.. 1 Aviation 16 Books 1 Clubs 2 Engagements.. 4 Food 4 Pnreisn News.. 9 Letters 11 Music 7 Pattern 4 Radio 8 -Resorts ....13-14 Society 2-5 Seek Hawkins..l2 ! Jr. Aviator ....12 Theaters 6-7 1 LEAVE IT TO LOVE By Pamela Wynne THIS MEEK -magazine features a story, ''The Story of a Gentle Murder," by Margaret Lee Runbeck, and other interesting articles. Toot That Horn And You'll End In the Hoosegow Mayor Orders Police To Crack Down, on Noisy Motorists ; Blaring auto horns must be si- lenced at midnight tonight. Mayor ; Cornelius D. Scully decreed in a ; general proclamation yesterday. The Mayor instructed police to enforce the law on unnecessary and unreasonably loud horn-blowing as a part of Gov. George H. Earle's campaign for highway safety. "There is no excuse," the Mayor said, "for the use of auto horns to t-xpress irritation, untangle traffic jams, assert right of way, change traffic lights or to replace doorbells. "I am instructng our police officers to put a strict interpretation on the word 'emergency and I am asking the public to do the same." Mr. Scully cited the State Motor Vehicle Code, which not only prohibits "unnecessary" horn -blowing, but also bans "unreasonably loud or harsh" horn sounds, both punishable by a fine of $10 or five days in jail. "It is my earnest hope," said the Mayor, "that the people of Pittsburgh co-operate voluntarily in any i effort, tr eliminate t ho Hailir troao- dies of traffic deaths and injuries." Mr. Scully said the Governor's Highway Safety Council, the City iranic Planning Bureau and the Better Traffic Committee were agreed that "lives are saved when drivers use their brakes and not their horns, when they drive by eye and mind and not by ear." CHINESE START COUNTER-DRIVE Forces Locked in Struggle In Honan Province See Guy Miller's article on Page 9, Society Section. By The Vntted Press SHANGHAI, Jan. 22 Chinese short swords and Japanese bayonets were locked in a struggle tonight in Honan Province, 110 miles south ! of Hshuchow in the vicinity of Mingkwang, while on other fronts Chinese guerillas harassed the Japanese. The battle began when Chinese troops launched a counter-attack on Mingkwang from two directions. Chinese said 200 Japanese cavalrymen were captured. Guerilla tactics were being carried on successfully by the Chinese on the lower Yangtze. The Chinese said they were constantly menacing the Japanese occupational forces in conquered areas, especially in Pootung, near Shanghai. 300 Japs 'Disarmed' Reports here said the Chinese guerillas had attacked near Man-huihsien and Fengshin, within 20 miles of Shanghai, and that 300 Japanese soldiers had been "disarmed." Last week 270 Japanese prisoners were taken at Chuansha by guerillas. Chinese sources said Japanese troops at Wantse, a suburb of Wuhu, had been annihilated and that the Chinese again were press ing on after an artillery duel last ni ht chinese pnes bombarded Japanese warships south of Wuhu. Paul V. McNutt, American High Commissioner to. the Philippines, who left Shanghai today en route to Manila and Washington, is ex- pected to give President Roosevelt n nowimKnn rurr.iirf nr rnnainnns , . , . . . related to American interests m ' ' ... . j uoniers un Aamirai McNutt conferred with Admiral Harr K. Yarnell. American business imen and American missionaries, - j "'no gave iinn a picture ui uie ueii- ous nature of problems confronting American business in China. He (Continued On Page 4, Column 2) SMOG WILL LINGER DESPITE CLEAR SKIES Although continued cloudy weather will prevent lifting of the smog "swamp" hovering over Pittsburgh, the worst of last week's dark days were to be succeeded by clearer atmosphere today, the weartherman promised. The low pressure area which pushed down the cloud banks, according to W. S. Brotzman, began lifting late yesterday. As this pressure area eases, the clouds will rise and permit the normal amount oi smoke to float off. A little rain may help clear the air today, the prediction said. Visibility of less than a quarter-mile forced air line officials to cancel flights at County Airport for the second straight day. Scientific Research Traces City's High Pneumonia Death Toll to 'Smog Mantle' Scientists are following a course of research which so far indicates the high pneumonia rate of Pittsburgh is traceable to the "smog." Dr. I. Hope Alexander, City Health Director, disclosed the studies now under way yesterday when he reported that "smog attacks" usually are followed by an increase in the pneumonia death rate. "During tne depression years, he said, "Pittsburgh's pneumonia death rate dropped radically, reaching a low of 91.8 deaths for each 100.000 of population in 1933. "Prior to 1927, the rate commonly was more than 200 per 100,000. But with the return of industrial NEW AIR RAIDS IN SPAIN COST LIVES OF 3000 Rebel Planes Wipe Out Column of Soldiers; Valencia, Barcelona Again Bombed Read Rodney Dutcher's article on the number of Americans serving in the Loyalist armies. Page 8. By HARRISON LA ROCHE United Press Staff Writer HENDAYE, French-Spanish Frontier, Jan. 22 More than 3000 soldiers and civilians have been killed in the last 24 hours in air raids along the Spanish east coast and across frozen battlefields of the Aragon front, dispatches indicated tonight. Rebels and Loyalists alike sent fleets of bombing planes into an air war with no quarter asked or given. Civilian populations became open targets for huge 1100 pound bombs. The Loyalists announced that they had launched an "eye-for-an-eye" campaign of airplane bombardment in reprisal for Insurgent raids on Barcelona and Valencia in which hundreds were killed. Franco Headquarters Bombed Generalissimo Francisco Franco's headquarters at Salamanca, attacked by Loyalist planes yesterday for a toll of eight civilian lives and 14 wounded, reported that more than 3000 Loyalist soldiers were killed when planes wiped out a column near Huesca in the north. The planes dropped a cargo of bombs and then swooped down and machine-gunned the column's survivors, Salamanca advices said. Insurgent planes today raided the Catalonian fishing port of San Felip Guixoles, 75 miles north of Barcelona and midway to the French frontier, with a heavy toll of livea. 20 Killed in Town Hall The Loyalist War Office in Barcelona said 20 persons were killed in the town hall alone. The Loyalist column destroyed at Huesca was moving south along the Montflorite highway en route to reinforce beleaguered Loyalist forces at Teruel. Rebel pilots, said to have had advance information of Loyalist concentrations in Huesca." carried out the foray with little difficulty, for the Loyalist soldiers, carried in a caravan of 200 trucks, were without the protection of planes or antiaircraft guns. Other Insurgent bombers raided (Continued On rage 4, Column 1) Fasting Pastor Hints at Taking 'World Parish9 Rev. Noe Attacks Church In Radio Address Picture on Page 2. By The United Press MEMPHIS. Tenn., Jan. 22 Rev. Israel H. Noe, deposed as dean of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mary because of a 21-day fast, took to the radio tonight and hinted ,that he would take "the world for a parish." Choosing his words carefully and speaking slowly, Mr. Noe made what , might be construed as a reply to his critics inside the ChUrCh. "The Bible is not a glorified cookbook," he said. "When it refers to eating meat it refers to feeding on thp Snirifnai iif, ine plrlLU me. "If we have a ministry without a parish, then by God's grace we j may be given the world for a parish." Mr. Noe will not preach in the Cathedral tomorrow. He was removed as dean by Bishop James M. Maxon, head of the Tennessee Diocese, who said he could not tolerate the "preaching or practicing of a vagary." Coming to the close of the third week of a fast designed to prove that man can live indefinitely on "spiritual sustenance," Mr. Noe delivered the address from the study of his home. Expressing unbounded confidence in his own future, Mr. Noe replied to the Bishop by saying: "We shall hear more of these vagaries as we go on." Mr. Noe took the text for his address a regular Saturday night Bible lesson that he has been making for months from the Gospel of St. John: "Whatsoever He sayeth unto thee, do it." Apparently referring to his grad- ( Continued On Page 4, Column 4) activity and industrial air pollution, deaths are mounting rapidly. "Last year the rate was 167.4 per 100,000." Dr. Alexander said Dr. Samuel R. Haythorn, director of the Singer Memorial Research Laboratory at Allegheny General Hospital, had reported, after a study of 3000 cases, that the pneumonia percentage was "definitely higher" in lungs heavily pigmented with dust and other air pollutants. Many of the strains of pneumonia less common along the Atlantic seaboard. Dr. Haythorn reported, "have been found exceedingly virulent in Pittsburgh." The Health Director quoted Dr. Haythorn as saying Pittsburgh's AMBASSADOR'S KIN ig, i jiaiiiiuiii iwiir il u J,. i. i.i. in 1111.11 in ' ... " ' ' - " - " " " ""xvagss X l - - .-. Vr " if ' I : w ?'F i l H4L Lr MRS. ELEANOR CLOSE RAND As protection against possible kidnaping, Mrs. Rand, in Reno to divorce her third husband, George Rand, of New York, has made her chauffeur her bodyguard. . The 27-year-old cereal heiress and stepdaughter of the U. S. Ambassador to Belgium, Joseph E. Davies, was represented by her attorney as nervous and afraid of abduction. The idea that she feared reprisal for anything said or done by her mother or stepfather when he was ambassador to Russia was laughed off. BOY DROWNS AS ICE BREAKS Companion Saved From Death in Pool Special to The Pittsburgh Press WASHINGTON. Pa., Jan. 22 Two small boys sliding on the H. S. Grayson estate crashed through the ice last night and plunged to the bottom of the private pool. One boy bobbed up in the chasm in the ice but the other was trapped under the water and drowned. The dead child was Robert Way-man. 9, son of Robert Wayman, of 322 East Beau St., principal of the Sixth Ward School. Wih a companion, Billy Hunt, 10, the Wayman boy walked several squares from his home to play on the ice covering the pool on the estate of H. S. Grayson, millionaire oil man. The ice cracked and the boys fell into 10 feet of water. The Hunt boy screamed and a neighbor, Austin B. Lutz, heard him. Mr. Lutz came running with a ladder which he extended over the water from shore. The Hunt boy grasped the end rung of the ladder and was pulled to safety. Mr. Lutz called firemen and a life-saving crew of the West Penn Power Co. The pool was drained and the drowned boy's body recovered after 35 minutes. BRITAIN WAITS U. S. STAND ON ETHIOPIA By The United Press LONDON, Jan. 22 Great Britain and France will withhold recognition of Italy's Ethiopian conquest as long as the United States refuses formally to accept Premier Mussolini's claims to sovereignty over Ethiopia. Th change of front by Britain and France, who had appeared to be approaching the idea of reopening discussions for recognition on the new Fascist empire, became apparent during conversations between Anthony Eden, British Foreign Secretary, and Italian Ambassador Dino Grandi. Mr. Eden is expected to discuss the matter with French Foreign Minister Yvon Deibos in Paris Tuesday and at the League of Nations Council meeting, opening in Geneva Wednesday. pneumonia death rate is reputedly 40 per cent higher than the death rate for the State. Both Dr. Haythorn and H. B. Meller, chief of the City Smoke Regulation Bureau, who is collaborating in the research, said the studies were incomplete and therefore inconclusive. "During the winter months," Mr. Meller said, "periods of smog are commonly, followed after several days by periods during which an increased pnemonia death rate occurs. These examples do not appear . with sufficient regularity to be conclusive and do not always fall on the days they are expected, but they are sufficiently frequent to be suggestive." 4 t. r GUARDED IN RENO SENATE MOVES gTOKAK JAM Filibuster Showdown Near; Anti-Lynch Foes Favored See story on Page 7. By The United Press WASHINGTON, Jan. . 22 Congress tonight prepared for a showdown effort to free itself from the paralyzing grip of the anti-lynch-ing bill filibuster and to clear the way for important legislative proposals expected from President Roosevelt. - With both sides pledged to "do or die," the filibuster probably will be decided next week because of the slow but steady pile-up ot appropriation bills and other legislation behind the Senate blockade. Opinion generally favored the filibusters, who today pledged themselves to fight to the finish. Administration leaders, however, were looking ahead to the necessity of preparing for action on President Roosevelt's forthcoming navy message and whatever legislation he finally proposes in regard to monopoly and business. The $1,412,000,000 Independent Office-; Appropriation Bill is ready for Senate consideration, while the Senate Appropriations Committee has the Navy and the Treasury-Post-office measures, both approved by the House. The report of Senate and House conferees on housing legislation is ready for consideration and may be brought up at any time upon demand of any member of the Senate without displacing the anti-lynch-ing bill. The farm conference report probably will be ready within a few days and will occupy a similar status. The appropriation bills, however, cannot be considered without displacing the Anti-Lynching Bill which would be the same as bury-ini; it. - M'KEESPORT WOMAN, SHOT BY RIVAL, DIES Miss Mercedes Beirne, 28, of 1407 Maple St., McKeesport, died in Homestead Hospital last night, the victim, county detectives said, of a shooting precipitated by a jealous quarrel. " Detectives held . Mrs. Josephine Henry. 38, operator of a Homestead restaurant, in County Jail as the woman who fired the fatal shots. The quarrel, which took place in Mrs. Henry's living quarters above her lunchroom at 516 Dickson St., Homestead, late Friday night, allegedly was over the attentions of a Homestead steel worker. Officers said Mrs. Henry admitted firing the shots which wounded the younger woman. VOTERS APPROVE SOCIAL SECURITY Willing to pay the payroll : tax, voters indorse Social Security in a nation-wide poll just completed by the American Institute of Public Opinion. See Cover Page Society-Feature Section LIQUOR TRADE EVILS BLAMED ON ALL GROUPS Committee Says Politicians, Police, Courts, Lax Laws Cause Conditions A committee of judges, police officials. Liquor Board representatives, aldermen, magistrates and bonding company men frankly discussed evils in the liquor business at a meeting in Mayor C. D. Scully's cabinet room yesterday. So frank was the discussion that every group took part of the blame for conditions that have followed repeal of prohibition. It was generally agreed that: 1 Poiticians help persons o ill repute to get liquor licenses and keep them. 2 Police and other law enforcement agents frequently are "blind" to conditions in taprooms, such as sales to children and after legal closing hours. 3 Many bonding companies make little or no investigation of saloon proprietors before "covering" them. 4 The Legislature has failed to pass needed regulations because of pressure by parties that would be affected. , 5 The courts often are "too easy." 6 Aldermen and other members of the minor judiciary frequently have failed to co-operate with Liquor Board agents, even have been known to "tip off" saloons before raids. Two Resolutions Adopted The meeting unanimously adopted two resolutions designed to correct some of the more flagrant violations. One resolution, formulated by Judge Ralph Smith and seconded by-Judge Joseph A. Richardson, asks the Legislature to make it illegal for liquor- to be consumed after the set time for the bar to close. Most of the officials agreed that the present law, which allows a bar to serve a quantity of drinks before it closes, makes it possible for taverns to continue their activities all night. ; Judge Smith said places should be closed with the closing of the bars, with exception of restaurants where bars are side-lines. - v . Higher Club Fee Asked - Attorney J. Alfred Wilner," State Department of Justice agent in charge of liquor law prosecutions here, proposed that license fees for clubs be made the same as those of restaurants in their communities. He admitted that this would work a hardship on bona fide clubs, but declared it was the only way to stamp out one-man clubs. Alderman Len Dyer, of the Nineteenth Ward, declared that he would act against any tavern in his district if citizens would make formal complaints against the proprietors. Judge Smith said officials can't expect a citizen to put himself "on the spot" by complaining about his neighbors. Law enforcement officers should be able to cope with the situation themselves. Conditions Disgraceful "Conditions in Western Pennsylvania are disgraceful," Judge Smith declared. "The taprooms not only are bad, but there are too many of them. A person can get a liquor license who couldn't get commercial credit, or anything else. "I am amazed at the number of licensees, brought before me in court, whom I used to prosecute in Federal Court for bootlegging." Judge Smith formerly was an assistant Federal District Attorney. Chief of Police Chris Kiesling, of Carnegie, askea why former bootleggers were able to own taprooms by using other persons names as a "front." He said there are five such places in his borough. Several of the conferees declared politicians were to blame, but Attorney Wilner said that the ownership was so well covered up in most cases that it was difficult to get enough evidence to revoke the licenses. 'Politics,' Heinz Says Sheriff John Heinz said: "It all comes down to politics." He said Le had been looking into night clubs at three and four a. m. and had found them running full blast. Some of the patrons didn't lool; as though they were more than 16 years of age, he said. Mayor Scully interrupted to sug-( Continued On Page 4, Column 3) l0- Hunky Joe Packs 9 Em In Despite Loss Of License They came to look at shuttered windows, a deserted bar and locked doors, but stayed - to do the Big Apple to a swing band and drinks for all at Hunky Joe Lewandow-ski's North Side taproom last night. Although the revocation of his license , had been announced formally at Harrisburg yesterday, Hunky Joe's, instead of closing was host to one of the "hottest" celebrations in the history of his tavern. A three-piece orchestra tapped out rhythms which blared out to the street over a ; loud speaker. There was even a crowd on the sidewalk. Every, chair and every table was filled. The dance floor was packed. A bartender and two waitresses didn't have a spare moment. But instead of joining in what the North Side called his "Closing Celebration" Hunky Joe quietly observed: "I'm not going to close." He said he had hot been notified formally that his license had been revoked on charges of selling drinks to two minor girls. , FAIRLESS SEES STEEL PAY CUT IF PRICES FALL Drive To Slash Wages Under New SWOC Contracts Hinted If Government Acts . Text of Mr. Fairless' letter to the Senate Unemployment Committee is on Page 5, Sports Section. By FRED W. PERKINS Press Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 Statements sent today to the Senate Unemployment Committee by Benjamin F. Fairless, president of the U. S. Steel Corp., were regarded as official opening guns in a drive to reduce wage scales under contracts now held by the Steel Workers Organizing Committee. With President Roosevelt known to be pressing for cuts in prices for the industry's products, Mr. Fairless said in a letter to the committee : It is clear that prices cannot be reduced without a corresponding reduction in costs, of which wages is the most important part." John L. Lewis, CIO chief, and Philip Murray, SWOC chairman, showed great interest in the Fairless statement, but declined to comment. Reply Expected It was believed, however, that Mr. Lewis and Mr. Murray will reply when" they appear before the Senate committee. Arrangements for both of them to testify have been made, but no date has been set. The committee is expected to resume hearings in about a week and the two labor leaders holding full authority over steel wage negotiations may state their case publicly before the wage parleys with United States Steel begin Feb. 7, probably in Pittsburgh. Whether steel wages will be cut is a question regarded.-as,, a governing factor in development of a crisis in the SWOC, , and the CIO as well. Hundreds of thousands of steel workers have been organized under the vision of maintenance of a high pay scale and other benefits. The labor leaders are said to be preparing for a last-ditch fight against reductions, but now they are confronted by declarations from high authority fcpokesman that wage cuts are a necessary accompaniment to the lower prices asked by the Administration. - Davis Urges Survey Senator Davis (R.i Pa.), a member of the Senate committee, said the subject was not closed today with the Fairless letter and supporting testimony by Walter S. Tower, executive secretary of the American Iron and Steel Institute. He said other management spokesmen will be called and that he favored an independent survey of the present situation in steel labor relationships. "If the steel industry has exhausted all efficiency methods in reducing costs of production," he said, -"and if price cuts really mean that wage reductions are necessary, it is unwise for the Government to insist on lower prices." Senator Byrnes (D., S. C). committee chairman, established in questioning Mr. Tower that the lat-(Continued On Page 4, Column 4) Another Braddock Also Is a Winner By The United Press LONDON, Jan. 22 Jim Braddock, laborer, 55, pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness in Clerken-well Police Court today, explaining that "having the same name as the boxer, I got in with some sportsmen who gave me too much to drink." "Who is Braddock? Is there a boxer by that name?" asked Magistrate William John Henry Brod-erick, 63. "Yes sir," replied the court clerk. "He beat Farr, the Englishman, last night." Braddock was discharged. He pointed to his framed license back of the bar and said, "There it still is." A rival taproom owner sent an emissary to the tavern to see "if you're still open." Hunky Joe interrupted a pinochle game to repeat: "I'm not closing tonight or next week." Th- rival quickly sent back his stooge with $25 to bet that Hunky Joe wouldn't open for business Monday. Hunky Joe covered the money and said: "111 take any more he wants to bet." Hunky Joe, who first came to attention as operator of the lucrative South Side numbers lottery and later as Mayor McNair's appointee to the City Transit Commission, showed no concern that his career as a liquor dealer may be ending, but boasted of his swing band. "Every place in town has been trying to get them," he declared. The band consisted of a piano, accordion and drums. They were jamming it last night with all the popular numbers, but not once did they play Tarewell Blues." ' , SWOC PREPARES BIG DUES DRIVE 'Dunning Pickets' to Visit Wlills This Week By RICHARD LAMB Steel communities in Western Pennsylvania are preparing for another '.'big push" this week in the dues-collection drive of the Steel Workers' Organizing Committee. At least four Beaver County steel mills and two or three in the Allegheny Valley will receive visits from the dues pickets. Pittsburgh district mills are to be "dunned" next week. The picketing committee, given its first serious workout last week, is one solution of ' the problem of dwindling receipts which is harassing many labor, union.. According to statistics compiled by the SWOC. the monthly loss through "exonerated" dues alone can be computed at $180,-000 during the present depression. Stationed at Gates Subordinate SWOC leaders are credited with the new system. The committee, unlimited as to size, is stationed at mill gates to interview members entering or leaving th plant and to solicit new members. A spokesman for the union here declared that the dues - collection committee was not inspired by national headquarters, and that, as far as he knew, it was not nation-wide in scope. He added that collection of dues was exclusively in the hands of local lodge officers and sub-regional directors. "It is no concern of ours what methods are employed," he said, "as long as they do not involve violation of a contract or interfere with workmen entering or leaving the mill. So far our men have not obstructed traffic at the mill gates." J. & L. Visited A committee of 100, fortified by two or three thousand sympathizers and onlookers, surrounded the three entrances to Jones & Laughlin's Aliquippa works during the afternoon change of shifts last Friday. There was no "rough stuff." Joseph Timko, sub-regional director of th steel union in the Beaver Valley, warned his men against it and remained at the Franklin Ave. subway entrance to see that his orders were carried out. The "patter" ran something like this: "How about your dues, buddy?" "Where's your button?" "Better get over to headquarters and pay up." No Money Taken Some flashed dues buttons or cards, to the cheers of the pickets. Others shouted back. "Soon as I get my next pay." Still others looked annoyad and ran the gauntlet. No attempt was made to collect money at the gate. Indications are that the "dun" committee again will be on duty at the Aliquippa works Wednesday, the day after pay day, and that it will (Continued On Page 4, Column 4) Insulin Shock Cure Rescues 'Living Dead' "Shocking people out of insanity is just as spectacular as it sounds." That's what Jane Stafford, Science Service writer on medicine, says after watching the treatment at the Harlem Valley State Hospital- at Wingdale, N. Y. "I saw some 15 patients stretched in death-like coma on their beds. Each had received a huge dose of insulin, potent diabetes remedy. For nearly five hours they lay unconscious, obliviot; alike to their actual surroundings and. presumably, to the unreal world of their disordered m?nds. Only a short step separated them from death. . . The waking process was horrible to watch. ..." Read Miss Stafford's vivid story about this amazing new treatment that reopens the door of life for the living dead- Starts Tomorrow In The Press .T r .tun frs "31 hi' ' era tr,t fptl .-1 4 it r 1 1 ' I

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