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Stem METALS WEATHER FORECAST (Reno and Vicinity) FAIR TONIGHT AND THURSDAY; WARMER ON THURSDAY TEMPERATURE AT P. M- TODAY 8a Bar fold London 140 lid; (lT. S. 134.83) Bar iilver London 19 3ld; (U. S.

eqnlT. lent 42.65c); New York 424e Copper N. Y. 9.75; export 10.00 Lead N. Y.

4.90 4.95; E. St. LouU 4.75 Zinc E. St. Louis 4.75 Quicksilver New York 82.00 Wolframite Nominal 18.00-20.00 SIXTY-SECOND YEAR FOURTEEN PAGES RENO, NEVADA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 1938 FOURTEEN PAGES NO.

160 Watch for Expedition DEPRESSION LAID TO POLITICS BY Americans Are Imperilled By Flood in Japan Which Takes Heavy Toll in Kobe SENATORS MARKED AMERICAN WARNS FOR ELIMINATION OF FORCING OF ARE NAMED BY MIGRATION OF BURKE REFUGEES DEATHS ARE SET IN SPEECH Methods and Policies of Administration Blamed For Present Difficulty LANDON mk v.v;f iv. fP5 P' HOARD OF SILVER IS TRANSFERRED BY MANY TRUCKS Conference Opens Today on Roosevelt Not Successful liZ; In Restoring Jobs Twelve Million COUNCIL BLUFFS. Iowa, July 6. for (JP) Alf M. Landon replied to Presi-t dent Roosevelt's recent fireside address tonight with a charge that the present depression was brought on by methods and policies of the administration.

POLITICAL DEPRESSION This depression, he said, is "purely political." He 'characterized the president's speech as "the New Deal version of k43? IMKs sVlHf HJ4 -v- xv why we have twelve million people unemnloved." 1 With the Nevills expedition of four men and two women, on an attempted trip down the Colorado river through the Grand Canyon, delayed, these government geologists at Lee's Ferry, are keeping a close watch for the party as they continue their work on a ferry cable. In addition the air transports of the TWA line, which make four flights daily along two hundred miles of the canyon, are to deviate from their WORD IS AWAITED The 1936 Republican presidential 1 nominee spoke over a nation-wide radio network. It was the first of a series of speeches he is expected to deliver during the coming con-" gressional campaign. Landon contended that "because Mr. Roosevelt has not been success-full In restoring employment he i adopts the strategy of nagging at business." Mr.

Roosevelt, Landon. said, "Is adept at using beautiful words that appeal to the emotions for the purpose of creating a smoke screen to hide his administration blunders." VOTES PURCHASED The former Kansas governor said that if the president would "practice what he preaches" in the way of government administration, Re- publicans would "fight shoulder to shoulder with him to achieve the social progress and the economy re- covery which we all desire and need." He struck particularly at what he called governmental "financial recklessness," and "the use of WPA money to buy votes." Replying to Mr. Roosevelt's flre- DEFENSE STRENGTHENS AS IT YEAR 0E Momentary Advantage Held By Defenders on Three Fronts Today Mines Are Laid in Yanktze To Harry Japan in New-Offensive on Hankow SHANGHAI, July 6 (JP) Chinese forces, at the end of the first year of war with Japan, gained momentary advantage on three fronts today. LAY NEW MINES Along the Yangtze river about Hukow they succeeded In laying new mines to harry Japanese in a newly planned offensive toward Hankow, the provincial capital of China. A defensive boom was strengthened across the Yangtze, between Musueh and Tienkiacheng, thirty miles above Kiukiang which is the next objective of that offensive.

Along the Yellow river, where disastrous floods halted a Japanese push toward Hankow in June, Chinese asserted they had inflicted seven hundred casualties and forced Japanese to retreat between Yuanku and Puchang, in southern Shansl province, after three days of fighting. Along the coast, northeast of Nanking in Kiangsu province, Chinese said they had captured the towns of Fowning, ninety miles south of Hal-chow, and Yencheng, 130 miles south. JAPANESE RETREAT Japanese were reported to have retreated to Tungtai, reversing their offensive to establish a stronger grip on the province. The Japanese, meanwhile, continued to lay the groundwork for the new effort to reach Hankow by way of Kiukiang northward up the Yangtze, and in a roundabout maneuver southward from captured Hukow across Lake Poyang, to Nan-chang, Chinese air base, whence they would turn back north and west by land toward the China capital. High water helped gun boats steam into Loyang as far as Wucheng, midway across the lake, and it is known that Japanese have imported numerous motorized fishing vessels to aid troop transportation.

Chinese asserted their bombing planes sunk or damaged several Japanese gunboats during recent operations in the Yangtze, and reliable foreigners said they saw the Japanese destroyer being towed down river obviously disabled. Several other gunboats have been reported undergoing repairs in Japanese-occupied shipyards. TO RAISE FUNDS The China government, determined to resist to the end the invasion of China, announced a week-long campaign for funds to begin on the war's anniversary date tomorrow. The government proclaimed a three-minute period of silence at noon and a day without meat for Chinese families. Chinese newspapers reported, without official confirmation, that Soviet Russia was prepared to buy a large quantity of tea to enable China to purchase more war supplies.

oeatIclas GETTYSBURG, July 8. (JP) Two veterans who attended the last reunion of the Blue and Gray died today the first casualties among the hundreds of aged men who attended. One served with the Union forces, the other with the Confederates. Daniel T. Price, ninety-one, of Marion, died at the Carlisle hospital.

John W. Cooper, ninety-one, a Confederate veteran of Largo, died in a hospital here. Physicians said both were victims of heart conditions. CHINES WAR.ENDS mm ATI; HOMES ARE FLATTENED Tragic Path Cut Through City by Torrents Which Follow Heavy Rain Earth Slides Also Result In Loss to Area; Checks Made on Foreigners TOKYO, July 7 (Thursday) (JP) Scores of American residents were imperiled early today by a flood roarine out of its surrounding hills into Kobe, principal port of western Japan, where the dead were estimated at between 400 and 480. WATER RISING Frederick Taylor, native of Sacramento, at midnight gave the Associated Press a vivid telephoned picture of the flood, which had cut a tragic path through the heart of the city of 938,000.

"It's still raining and I am heading for higher ground before morning," said Taylor, long a resident of Kobe. "I will try to get out by launch tomorrow. "The best Information shows between 400 and 480 are dead, but so many buildings have been smashed flat that nobody can say for certain. "We know five foreigners are dead. They are a Frenchman, a Russian, a German woman and two Portuguese children.

I do not believe any Americans have been killed or injured. "It has been ralnlny for three days and the hills on all sides of Kobe have been slipping. "The slides seemed to advance like moving mountains right up to the residential districts. They came within a few feet of my place. TREES CRASH "You can hear low rumbling and then trees crashing.

"There's a reservoir In the hills back of the city and some say it broke. I do not know about that. Anyway millions of tons of water must have been dammed In the hills by slides. "Yesterday (Wednesday) morn-about 9:30 a cloudburst hit us. About an hour later a regular Niagara came out of the hills.

We heard an awful roar, but It was not much warning. "A solid wall of water about five or six feet high came down so fast very, few in its path had time to escape. It smashed both foreign and Japanese houses like matchboxes. The sound of wood splintering and crashing could be heard easily amid the thunder of the waters. "The flood drove like a giant steamroller right through the middle of the residential district and was still going full force when It hit the business section.

NO PANIC Where houses and buildings stood a day ago there is now a corridor about aa wide as the Sacramento river. And there Is a river going through "The Nunobikl district over to ward Osaka was hardest hit. The business district was split right through the middle. "Everybody is awake tonight but there is no panic. Troops have not been called out, but units of the Young Men's Association (a mili tarized youth organization) and no- lice are doing everything possible.

ine worst problem is drinking water. The police are bringing water around in casks. "They are doing a wonderful job in rescue work and maintaining order, treating foreigners with the same consideration as Japanese. "My wife and I are going to higher ground tonight. I hope to reach Osaka by launch tomorrow.

Also I hope to find my house standing when I return." PREMIER PORT Kobe, Japan's premier port for trade with Asia and Europe, lies at the eastern end of the Inland sea. It occupies a narrow shorefront and is almost surrounded by hills rising sharply behind it, some more than half a mile high. Rokko-San, the highest. Is 3050 feet. On the lower slopes are most of the residences of Americans and other foreigners.

The Kobe inundation came on the heels of serious floods which swept widespread areas of Japan, Including Tokyo, last week, the result of extremely heavy rains. The home ministry announced that 861 persons were killed, injured or missing In last week's floods and In western Japan up to yesterday. -the Japanese news agency. Tura to page 7. CoL t) MANY Presidential Efforts to Beat Democratic Foe to Be Limited to Three Roosevelt Plans to Make No Speeches in Nevada Says Report Today WASHINGTON, July 6 (Senator Burke predicted today that administration efforts to defeat anti-Roosevelt Democrats would be limited to three senatorial primaries.

THREE NAMED The trio marked for elimination, he said, are Senators George of Georgia, Smith of South Carolina, and Tydings ct Maryland. Like Burke, whose term does not expire this yeas, they fought the Roosevelt court bill and several other White House measures. Burke's prediction came on the eve of President Roosevelt's departure on a transcontinental tour, during which he will speak some good words for four or five administration senators up for renomina-tion. There were Indications the president would not utilize the journey, however, to voice opposition to individual Democrats who opposed parts of his program. He told reporters yesterday he did not know whether he even would stop in South Carolina, where Smith is running against two New Dealers.

Roosevelt also said he had formed no opinion on the Democratic primary in Colorado. Senator Adams, who has criticized some administration proposals, is opposed by Judge Benjamin Hilliard. INDIANA OUT The president declared he had given no consideration to the situation In Indiana, where state Democratic leaders have invited Senator Van Nuys to seek renomination in the party's convention next week. Van Nuys had expected to be denied renomination because he fought the court bill, and was prepared to run as an independent. The Invitation to Van Nuys was interpreted by Burke to mean that the Democratic factions in Indiana are ready to make peace.

The party organization, he suggested, feared a split might result in the election of a Republican senator and might damage the chances of. former Gov. Paul V. McNutt in the 1940 Democratic presidential contest. Another senator, who declined to be quoted by name, disagreed with Burke's appraisal.

He expressed the opinion the Invitation to Van Nuys might be an organization attempt to hamper his prospects if he ran as an independent. NO NEVADA SPEECH Mr. Roosevelt will not stop in Indiana during his forthcoming trip. Neither is he listed for any speeches in Nevada, where Senator McCar-ran another court bill foe Is seeking renomination. Burke reasoned that these omissions indicated the president would take no direct hand in the Indiana and Nevada contests." He pointed out that one Democratic opponent of the court program, Senator Gillette of Iowa, al ready has won renomination.

Two others Senators Clark of Missouri and Lonergan of Connecticut were reported here to have such strong organization support as to uiscourage any administration at tempts to dislodge them. MARLAND HEARD OKLAHOMA CITY, July 6 (JP) Gov. E. W. Marland promised today he would try to make President Roosevelt's visit here Saturday pleasant "even though the president be coming to Oklahoma for the sole (Turn to page 7, Col.

3) SEES PRESIDENT WASHINGTON, July 6 (JP) A. F. Whitney, president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, said after a white house visit today that railroad labor would "endeavor to support" President Roosevelt's stand against wage cuts in industry. Whitney's union and eighteen other rail labor organizations will begin national conferences with the carriers late this month on the railroads' demand for a fifteen per cent wage cut. Negotiators for the brotherhoods, Whitney said, will go further than in previous wage negotiations, bringing up such items as railroad rebates, railroad funds spent for "propaganda," and losses suffered on spec ulative investments.

"If the railroads would do nothing but sell transportation," Whitney de clared, "they would save seven or eight hundred million dollars a year. LABOR CHIEFTAIN Problem of What to Do With Minority Groups Myron G. Taylor Sees Need Of Widening Discussion Of Reluctant Migrants EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France, July 6 (JP) Myron C. Taylor, head of the United States delegation, gave a blunt warning to the thirty-two-na tion conference on refugees today that migration of political and racial groups can bring "catastrophic suffering" upon the world. NAMES GERMANY Addressing the opening session of the meeting, result of President Roosevelt's invitation to other nations to discuss the refugee problem, Taylor said "general unrest and International strain" were unavoidable results of this migration.

He named only one country Germany. "I need not emphasize that discrimination and pressure against minority groups and disregard of elementary human life are contrary to the principles of what we have come to regard as accepted standards of civilization," the former head of the United States Steel Corporation, declared. He outlined the scope of the conference as to take in all problems dealing with the "great bodies of reluctant migrants who must be absorbed in abnormal circumstances with a disregard of economic conditions and at a time of stress." FEARS RETALIATION This wave of migration, he said caustically, is forced upon the world at large and "artificially stimulated by governmental practices in some countries." Calling forced migration of minorities "chaotic dumping of unfortunate peoples," he declared this a more disturbing practice even than dumping merchandise, the disruptive consequences of which are generally known. It renders racial and religious problems more acute in all parts of the world, he said, and encourages retailiation against the responsible countries. "International mistrust and suspicion is heightened," he asserted, "and fear, which Is an important obstacle to general appeasement between nations, is accentuated." He predicted "catastf ophic human suffering" unless nations unite in an effort to halt this "anarchical" practice "by some governments." Taylor's address was the principal business of the opening session.

The conference was inaugurated by Henry Berenger, chairman of the French senate's committee on foreign affairs, who formally, welcomed the delegates. ITALIAN REFUGEES The conference, received a memorandum from Francesco Nltti, exiled former premier of Italy, asking that the question of Italian refugees be taken up cojointly with the German and Austrian discussions. An Austrian refugee leader, Artur Rosenberg, told American delegates he believed seventy-five per cent of Austrians would leave their country if allowed to take a substantial part of their property with them. britcIloses american post WASHINGTON, July 6. (JP)A British citizen who has been working for the social security board as an actuary lost his job today because of the new law restricting federal employment of aliens.

The actuary is George W. K. Grange, who came to the United States in 1927. R. N.

Elliott, acting comptroller general who ordered the dismissal, said the law left no choice. The board had said no one in the United States had the experience to take over Grange's work. The alien law prohibits federal employment of aliens who had not filed intention of becoming Ameri can citizens prior to May 23. PET GROUNDHOG COLUMBUS, July 6 (JPh-Alexander Bernard took "Dick," his pet groundhog, on a visit to Delaware, twenty-five miles away. Later he missed the animal and returned home without him.

The next morning, attracted by scratching on the front door, Bernard found his footsore groundhog, who eagerly scampered Into his cage. RETURNS Hi NEW YORK, July 6 (JP) Twenty-five trucks, each carrying nearly twelve tons of Uncle Sam's silver, started today one of the biggest hauling jobs ever undertaken the moval of $1,290,000,000 worth of bar silver to the government's new storage vault at West Point. Soon after dawn, the trucks left the U. S. assay office here with a convoy of fifty coast -guardsmen, carrying rifles.

Amid milk wagons and produce trucks they rumbled off with their silver cargo on the fifty-mile trip that included ten miles of hills. One coastguardsman sat by each driver, another in the back of each truck guarding the load so bulky it made danger of robbery negligible. The trucks were closed but not armored. They crept along at about twelve miles an hour. Ten months will be required to transfer approximately bars of silver to the bullion vault on the edge of the United States military academy at West Point.

The contract stipulates that 5000 bars be moved each day for five days a week and 2500 on Saturday. NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STARS WIN 4-1 VICTORY CROSLEY FIELD, CINCINNATI, July 6. (JP) Brilliant pitching and timely hitting gave the National league all-stars a 4 to 1 victory over their American league rivals in the sixth annual charity battle between the two circuits before 23,000 spectators here today. UPSET EXPERTS In scoring their second victory In the brief history of the series, the Nationals upset expert opinion and their pitchers throttled a batting array that had promised to pepper base hits all over the Ohio valley. The three National pitchers, Johnny Vander Meer, Bill Lee and Mace Brown, allowed the formidable American sluggers only seven hits and had them shut out until the last of the ninth, when hits by Joe DiMaggio and Joe Cronin gave the losers their only tally.

The Nationals, meanwhile, had pecked away at all three American league flingers, scoring once In the first inning, again in the fourth, and wrapping up the contest with a final two runs in the seventh when the losers' defense cracked wide open. Vander Meer and Lee, who divided pitching duties for the first six innings, limited the Americans to a pair of hits. Brown gave up five in the final three and was slugged hard, but was saved by brilliant fielding. ONE EARNED RUN The winners scored their only earned run off Johnny Allen in the fourth on a ringing triple by Mel Ott of the New York Giants and a single by Ernie Lombardi of the Reds. Their run In the first off Lefty Gomez was a gift.

Stan Hack led off with a single and went to third when Joe Cronin of the Americans let Billy Herman's grounder skip through his shins. Joe Medwick brought him in with a long drive to center. Lefty Grove was the unhappy victim of two errors by his mates when he took over the pitching In the seventh. After Frank McCormick had singled, Leo Durocher laid a bunt down the third base line and the Americans went hay-wire. Jim-mie Foxx pegged it high, wide and handsome into right field.

Joe Di (Turn to 3, Col. 1) Col. Paul D. Hawley, of the army medical corps, declared one veteran snorted: "That ain't even a good sniff, much less a drink." Hawley said the veterans" demand for four-ounce bottles of whisky "to see them home" depleted the camp's stores yesterday and again today. RIVALS routes while pilots also watch MAKE THEIR ESCAPE ENID, July 6 (JP) An automobile seized by five Kansas state reformatory convicts at Hutchinson after they slugged a guard and fled was found abandoned here today.

CONTINUE FLIGHT Capt. Earl Moore of the Enid police department, said- "after a telephone call to the reformatory that he believed two of the fugitives drove the car here, probably Bluford Smiddy, twenty-three, Kilgore, and Floyd O. Kraus, twenty-eight, Topeka, Kas. Kraus, Moore said, was a ringleader of the break with Smiddy and probably was accompanying him. The pair were believed.continuing their flight in an automobile stolen early today from Clarence White, Enid lunch stand operator.

White said the car was taken from In front of his home. State highway patrolmen and Garfield county officers began a widespread hunt in northwestern Okla homa. CAR ABANDONED The abandoned car was that belonging to Capt. J. J.

Coffman of the Kansas reformatory. It was taken after the five fugitives slugged Harold Waldecker, reformatory tailor shop foreman, locked him in a closet, sawed away bars of the shop, and fled. With Smiddy and Kraus were Robert and Ralph Durbin, twenty-three, Topeka, serving bank robbery sentences, and Clarence Brown, I Kansas City, serving time for robbery with firearms. Kraus was convicted of murder and Smiddy of bank robbery. WASHINGTON, July (JP) President Roosevelt, preparing to leave tomorrow night on his transcontinental speaking tour, arranged a series of "clean-up" conferences today.

The president's heavy calling list was designed to leave him free to begin preparation tomorrow of the first of his addresses which will be made at Marietta, Ohio, Friday morning at a celebration commemorating the opening of the Northwest. The White House said today that Mr. Roosevelt's itinerary, so far as it has been completed, has been telegraphed to all senators and governors in states through which he will pass. KANSAS CONVICTS SLUG GUARD AND ROOSEVELT PLANS COMPLETE lor onnpnl for the election of "lib- eral candidates." Landon com mented "The president seems to feel that all he has to do is wave the flag and shout 'All liberals on this It Is not quite as simple as that. "Every liberal recognizes that new conditions throughout the world call for new practical remedies.

Every liberal wants a sound, strong government, capable of meeting these new conditions. "But we do not want this government to be constantly edging toward a governmental absolutism, which is the case under Mr. Roosevelt. ISSUE DIVERTED "The real liberal doesnt believe that the whole solution lies In tak-inor economic Dower away from the Individual and giving it to the government." Asserting that the president has attempted to "divert the issue" of social nrogress, Landon contended Roosevelt was attempting to show "that all who oppose him are definitely aligned against social reforms." Sprinkling his address with sharply worded thrusts at the the Kansan added: "All who do not believe in putting political bosses in charge of WPA are dubbed reactionaries. All those (Turn to page 7, col.

1) IS EXTINGUISHED OAKLAND, July 6. (JP) Fire cials today sought to determine the couse of a spectacular six-alarm fire which destroyed a wooden warehouse of the Pacific Coast Canning Company last night at an estimated loss of about $25,000. Chief William Lutkey said the OAKLAND the river travelers. CONCERNING FATE LEE'S FERRY, July Jffl-If a six-member scientific expedition en route down the plunging Colorado river does not arrive here by Friday, two government employes indicated today they would request that an airplane scout the stream closely In an attempt to locate the over-due party. RIVER DROPPING "The river is dropping almost perceptibly daily," the government men, F.

S. Anderson and A. J. Hanson of the U. S.

bureau of geological survey, said. "Unusually' high water might have forced the expedition to use greater caution and probably retarded them. Now that the wa ter's dropping, they should arrive here at least by July 8." Anderson and Hanson, only residents of this northern Arizona outpost, said they had "discussed possibility of an airplane search." When the scientists left Green River, Utah, June 29, expedition Leader Norman Nevills of Utah announced they planned to reach Lee's Ferry July 4. Because the party, two women and four men, are traveling through one of the nation's most-isolated regions, no word has been heard from them. Neither Anderson or Hanson are alarmed.

They believe high water has forced Nevills to direct long portages. The party has enough food to last at least another week. STUDY BOTANY But a New York businessman, one of two men who have twice navi- (Tura to page 7, Col. 2) LOS ANGELES, July 6 (IP) Picketing- today In front of the American Can Company's plant looked like a grown-ups' "kids' party. Dressed in children's clothes, the 150 pickets seemed to be having a hilarious time In their demonstrations of protest against hiring of high school boys and girls in strikebound northern California factories of the company.

Women strikers, attired In short skirts, pantaloons and hair ribbons, played jacks on the picket lines with all-day suckers in their mouths. Men dressed in everything from short trousers to baby underwear sucked on Improvised nursing bottles and rode tricycles and scooters up and down in front of the plant. tice waiting with officers on the Canadian side. Justice of the Peace C. F.

Kearns of Nelson, B. fined nine fishermen in a court called at Sylvan Spots beside the fishing waters. Canadian Game Warden William H. Cartwright reported most of the anglers had good catches. The fish and tackle were taken in the name of the king's law.

OF EXPEDITION IN RIVER BABY CLOTHES id blaze may have been incendiary. Traffic was snarled in one of Oakland's worst jams in years as thou- eands of motorists converged on the scene, attracted by flames which leaped spectacularly into the night sky. ONE LONE VOTE CAUSES ue Anglers on Canadian Border Run Afoul of King7s Justice Thirsty Veterans Voice Call For Larger Supply of Liquor CHARLOTTE, N. July 6 (JP) One vote meant a headache for the Mecklenburg county board of elec- 4 tions. In a run-off primary for recorder, the first count showed that E.

A. Hilker won the Democratic nomination over Vance Howard by a vote. Then an official count showed Howard th winner by a vote. Now Hilker wants a BONNERS FERRY, Idaho, July 6. (JP) Firermen returning from holiday trips to the Canadian border described today a new angle on the mobility of the king's justice.

Hapless American anglers who wandered across the border on meandering stream or lake without a license found a dispenser of the king's jus GETTYSBURG, July 6. (JP) So great was the thirst of veterans leaving the Blue and Gray reunion today that the army had to send out a rush call for fifteen more cases of whisky. Each veteran had been allowed three one-ounce drinks a day during the eight-day reunion..

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