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Battle Creek, Michigan
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Thursday, July 16, 1936
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Qthie faille tol (ttuqmnr, Member of The Associated Press The Weather Generally Fajr Tonight and Friday;j Warmer E EYENING NEWS Circulation audited by Audit Bureau of Circulation! PRICE THREE CENTS THE EVEXIN'G NEWS. Established May 8. mil 1 THE ENQUIRER. Est. July 2?, 1805. Vol. XI I. No. 3..T f BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1936 CITY EDITION IM1U LJ fc-l TH (q)Cv urn mm ft y What's the Real News in Public Affairs Day-by-Day History of These Momentous Times Interpreted for the Home Reader by a Skilled News Observer. -BY PAUL MALLON WASHINGTON THE Ausiro-German accord, whereby Germany promises to respect the independence of Austria, has been hailed as a great step toward the pacification of Europe. This optimism is likely to cool shortly when the implication behind the agreement sink-; in. It looks good on the outside, because it lessens the dan;er of an immediate outbreak, but what worries the diplomats on the inside Is the series of events leading up to the handshake. They happen to know That Mussolini decreed that Germany could get together with Austria again and sanctioned the inclusion of a nazi in the Austrian government. This means a rapprochement, between Mussolini and Hitler. They confidently expect that this friendliness of the European dictators will probably lead to an Italo-German understanding in the near future. And it is likely to Include a promise by Hitler to guarantee the Austro-Italian frontier. Thus, behind the happy accord stalks a ghost bearing an unhappy resemblance to the old triple alliance Germany, Austria and Italy. Strength Neither Hitler nor Mussolini would have okayed this Austrian deal a few months ao. Hitler would not, because he did not have much confidence in Mussolini as an ally in event of an Halo-British war. Mussolini would nit, because he did not want Austria to go German and risk involving himself in a European war while he was tied up with the African campaign. Now It's an entirely different story. In fact, two different stories. The- Austro-German accord is Hitler's subtle answer to the Anglo-French military general staff agreement, wherebv the general staffs of both nations plan to crush Germany in event of a new war. It is Mussolini's answer to Britain and sanctions. Together they stand again, the two continental dictators, the only men of action in Europe. If that means peace, it means peace at their price. Pressure The one nation most panic-stricken by the so-called peace move is Czechoslovakia. It sticks up between Germany and Austria like a piece of cement roadway expanded by the heat. As a part of the old Austro-Hungarian empire, it has a large German population. With Austria now professing itself a German state, the little nation in the middle will certainly be ironed out before long. Spies There is an unwritten international law among povernments providing that no one shall ever make an international mcident out of a spy case. If you find a foreign spy, you ship him home quietly and let it go at that. To create an incidem causes ill-feeling between the people of the two nations. Unless one government deliberately intends to stir up war fever, nothing is done except to get the spy out of the country. Of course, if one of your own people is involved, you prosecute him, but only in extreme cases, where beneficial disciplinary results are expected. This is what happened in the two notable naval cases recently developed. In both instances, the real spy was missing. The truth is more than a dozen suspected foreign spies have been told comparatively recently that their pre -ence in this country was no longer desirable. The way this works is this: Once army or navy intelligence confirms suspicions concerning a foreign agent, they slip the word to immigration authorities. The immigra- iPlease Turn to Page 4, Column 6) iii!i:iii!iuiminiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiimiiii WELL The Enquirer and News Radio Station Recommends TONIGHT 10:30 p.m. AI Dormtr:e and Rainbow Room orchep'ra. New York City 11-30 P.m. Eddy Duchin and HotM Ambassador Oocoanut Grove orchestra, Hollywood TOMORROW 11:15 a.m. The Cadets' Quartet, Cticapo 3:15 p.m. Jackie Heller, tenor, Chicago 11-15 pm. Anda Sanneiia and the SS. State nf De1 '-ware orchestra. Nnw York City 11 30 p.m. Irving Aaronson and Nixon Restaurant orchestra, Pittsburgh lIHUiJiilimilllHIlIMllllimilllllllllllll s Ull III CAPTURED Violent Scuffle Follows As Edward VIII Passes Down 'Constitution Hill.' UTMOST CONFUSION IN CITY (Copj right, 193. By Associated Press) LONDON An attempt to assassinate King- Edward VIII of England was frustrated today by a "woman in grey" and by quick-act-inir London police. The woman, spectators said, knocked a loaded revolver from the hand of a stocky, full-faced man who aimed it at the King as he rode at the head of troops to Buckingham palace. In a violent scuffle, the weapon was precipitated into the roadway. Po'.ice took the would-be assassin into custody. Name Given The prisoner's name was given by police as George Andrew Mahon, de:cribed as a newspaperman. He was charged with intent to endanger the King's life and with unlawful possession of a firearm. Authorities described him as middle aged, slightly bald and seomingly club-footed. He limped to the dock In Bow street station and was remanded for eight days. Detective Inspector John Sands, giving formal evidence of the arrest, said the prisoner told him (Flease Turn to Page 4, Column 5) ADMITS SLAYING Case of Mrs. Mildred Bolton Expected to Co to Jury Sometime Late Today. CHICAGO (JP) The case of Mrs. Mildred Mary Bolton, pudgy 46-year-old widow who admitted on the witness stand yesterday that she shot and kUled her broker-husband. Joseph, was expected to go to a jury qualified for the death penalty in criminal court late today. Cross-examination of the widow, whose sudden admission fell like a hnmlishell on the crowded courtroom yesterday, was resumed by Assistant State's Attorney Wilbert F. urowiey and Morris G. Meyers. The widow's confession of the shooting, which occurred during a qiarrel June 15 in her husband's loop office, followed her denial of the testimony of state witnesses that she had been the aggressor in numerous rows and on one occasion put him in a hospital. MINOR WE IS FELT Residents Awakened As Shock Rattles indows in State Of Washington. SPOKANE, Wash. (JP) An earthquake of several seconds' duration awakened residents throughout most of the Pacific northwest late last t ight by rattling windows and furniture. The tremors were the most severe felt here since last October 18, when the "backwash" of the quake which devastated Helena, Mont., was felt. The Montana city escaped last night's quake. Minor shocks were reported throughout eastern Washington, northern Idaho and Oregon, variously between 11:05 and 11:15 p. m.. (1:05 and 1:15 a. m.. E. S. T.). Wenatchee, Wash., reported two separate shocks. Milton-Freewater, Ore., in the Walla Walla valley, reported the heaviest loss of any shaken town. Thi: corner of the Union Pacific depot collapsed, showering masonary and bricks to the sidewalk. ACTOR DIES, FUNERAL SET TODAY IN SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO OP) Funeral services were arranged today for Ralph W. Bell, 53. stage and screen actor and director, who died here Tuesday night Bell was connected with Columbia and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios In Hollywood in the production of several pictures and was stage director of a Los Angeles theater. His widow, known on the stage as Marie Gordon, survives. PHYSICIAN DIES RICHMOND (JP Dr. J. F. McCarthy, a practicing physician for 40 years, is dead at his home here. He was 65 years old. UN KNOCK UN FROiv! N CH CAGO WOMAN Coughlin Faces Charge Associated Fress Pnow. Martin Malone (above), husband of Polly Moran, screen comedienne, is shown as he was removed from the Beverly Hills, Cal., jail to a justice court where he was arraigned on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, in connection with an. alleged attempt to shoot Miss Moran. iupcc E But Lowering Temperatures Slow Inroads on Human Life; 4,100 Dead. MORE RAIN IS VITAL NEED CHICAGO (JP) The heat wave which has sent temperatures soaring to all time highs throughout the west and north central states and burned up millions of dollars in crops will continue practically unabated - for two more days, Weather Forecaster J. R. Lloyd predicted today. CHICAGO (ID Ravage's of drouth reached the critical stage in a widening area today despite lowering temperatures which slowed heat inroads on human life. The nation counted more than 4.100 dead in 13 days as the torrid wave abated at points where the heat was most fatal. Even as federal agencies charted plans to allay the poverty of families ruined by crop destruction in five western and northwestern states, new apprehension was expressed by farmers of the corn belt. Rain Needed Vitally Dr. Andrew Boss, University of Minnesota agronomist, declared most of the Minnesota corn crop would be ruined unless rains fell within a week. Small grains were cut for feed in northwestern Minnesota and along the western border. The outlook was for continued heat with only scattered showers. A federal meteorologist's bulletin at Lincoln. Neb., said "all vegetation deteriorated steadily" during the last week. There was still the possibility of a fair corn crop if timely rains were forthcoming. Pastures were reported as "prac- (Please Turn to Page 4, Column 6) WORKMEN INJURED DETROIT (JP) Six men at work on the roof of a temporary field office at the Brewster slum clearance project at St. Antoine and Erskine streets, were injured when the structure collapsed just before noon. Several of the men were pinned beneath the splintered timbers of the building. DROUTH Dill CRTICfl STAG lMr. Polly Moran1 Comes Home in Huff And Now Must .Face Charge of Assault Screen Comedienne Decides to Divorce Mr. Malone, However, After Early Morning Fracas in Which Police and Neighbors Participate. BEVERLY HILLS, Cal. (P) Even a doctor couldn't keep Polly Moran in bed today as the plump star of film comedy set out to divorce the real estate broker who didn't like being called "Mr. Polly Moran." The broker's most important engagement, however, is 13 days hence. Under his real name of Martin Malone he must appear in justice court July 29 for preliminary hearing on charges he assaulted his actress-mate with a deadly weapon when the dawn came up on Beverly Hills yesterday. Polly, a veteran of 23 years of movie making, said she would consult her attorney on the question of marital freedom from the 32-year-old Malone and take the required legal steps after the criminal case is settled. "There's absolutely no chance for a reconciliation," she declared. . "I Aligns with Townsend; Slashes at Roosevelt GALLS PRESIDENT Townsend, Coughlin, Smith Confer Today During Cleveland Meet. REJECTS LANDON VIEWS CLEVELAND (IP) The Rev. Fr. Charles E. Coughlin aligned himself with Dr. Francis E. Townsend today and in an address to the Townsend national convention termed President Roosevelt a "betrayer and liar." The founder of the National Union for Social Justice told the Tna-riKpnd rlplpcatps. "a.; far as the National Union is concerned, no candidate which it endorses ior congress can support the great betrayer and liar, Franklin Roosevelt. 'Greatest Public Debt' "He who promised to drive the money changers from the temple has built up the greatest public debt in the nation's history," he said. "Is that driving the money changers from the temple?" Father Coughlin declared "he has adopted communistic measures." He said he was forced to "repudiate" the philosophy of Gov. Alf M. Landon, republican nominee for president. Shortly before entering Public auditorium for his address, which was announced only last night. Father Coughlin met with Dr. Town-send and the Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith, head of the Share-the-Wealth movement. Coughlin told the delegates the three organizations would retain their separate identity nut that they would work for the same principles. Stand Together "We will stand together against this unholy trinity of Landon, (Please Turn to Page 5, Column 4) LEWIS MAY DEFY A. F. L- 'Rebel' Leader Feels Executive Council Acted Without Authority. (Copyright. 1936, By Associated Press) WASHINGTON John L. Lewis, leader of the American Federation of Labor's rebels, was represented today as feeling that the A. F. of TV pvpentive council acted without authority in summoning him and 11 other union leaders to stand trial August 3 on charges of "insurrection." His opinion that the council's summons had no basis in A. F. of L. law led to sDeculation that he might defy the order and refuse to stand trial. The labor world, agitated for weeks over the possibility of a ereat schism in the A. F. of L., awaited his decision eagerly. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, only smiled when told that the council had decided last night to postpone a vote on a proposal to suspend the insurgents. TTip rnnnril viplriiner t.n entreaties of members working for delay and eventual peace, agreed to noia tne trial instead. feel sorry for Mr. Malone, but I'm through." At the advice of her physician, Dr. Frank Nolan, the actress refused to sign the assault complaint against Malone and a deputy sheriff had to supply the signature. As Polly told the story, with gestures for the news photographers, highly dramatic incidents preceded the screams of "Don't kill me!" which aroused the neighborhood about the Martin-Moran mansion and brought a siren-screaming car of officers to the door early yesterday. "Marty is starting to campaign for some judge," the comedienne related. "So to help him, I suggested we begin a drive to get one of those firefighting machines for the forestry service boys. You know it climbs hills, jumps over tFlease Turn to Page 5, Column 3) 'BETRAYER, LIAR IN SPEECH TODAY NE1HI TRIAL ORDER DEMOCRAT EXPECTED Freighter In this aerial view the steel-laden infrt thP siriP of the Chesaneake bav Md., harbor. The freighter pushed including Gov. Harry W. Nice of SENATOR KILLED Louis Murphy, Iowa Democrat, Dies; Wife, 2 Others Hurt in Wisconsin. CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (JP) United States Senator Louis Murphy of Iowa, was killed and his wife and two other persons were injured in an automobile accident near Bloomer, north of here, today. Mrs. Murphy was brought to a hospital here, where Dr. J. A. Kelly said she was suffering from shock and a possible rib injury. Mr. and Mrs. F, W. Woodward, of Dubuque, who were riding with the Murphys, were -treated at Bloomer for bruises. Mrs. Murphy told Dr. Kelly that a front tire of the car blew out, and that after skidding off the road the machine overturned. Senator Murphy, who was driving, was crushed against the steering wheel, dying instantly. Murphy, a democrat, was elected to the senate in 1932. He was collector of internal revenue for Iowa from 1913 to 1920 and was an in come tax counselor for 11 years. DEATH TOLL IN SPAIN'S LABOR DISORDERS IS 23 Fighting During Last 2 Days Accounts for 10 Victims; Fear Socialist Coup. MADRID (JP) Mounting disorders over labor and political disputes brought Spain's casualty record today to 23 killed and 68 wounded !n the last two weeks. Ten of the deaths resulted from fighting during the last two days which brought governmental fears of a prospective socialist coup d'etat. Police and guard forces added strength to their drive against fascists with 150 party members jailed. A state of alarm, lifted in some provinces but continued in others, was extended for another month. 'Mercury9 Crew To Be Quizzed in Crossing Mishap ERIE, . Mich. (JP) Members of the crew of the New York Central's new stream-lined train, "Mercury." were to appear before Coroner Eli Allore In Monroe today for questioning concerning a grade crossing accident which caused the death of Leo Rowe, 34, of Deerfield. Rowe's car collided with the train on its initial trip between Detroit and Cleveland. The "Mercury," whose schedule calls for speeds in excess of 80 miles an hour, was delayed 10 minutes, but completed the run in spite of minor damage to its locomotive. AUTO-MI HAP STATE MEETING IN SEPTEMBER TO BRING 4,000 VISITORS HERE . . : : $ : Rams Chesapeake freighter, Golden Harvest, is boat. State of Virginia, after a violent collision outside the Ba the passenger vessel aground to keep Maryland, were rescued and removed Nesting Pigeons Undisturbed As Steeple Moves DETROIT (JP) Nesting pigeons are the barometer oy wnicn contractor Carl F. Henrichsen gauges the power applied in moving the 2.000-ton steeple of Central M. E. church from its old site to a new resting place. Henrichsen's crew moved the steeple 18 feet yesterday without dis turbing the birds, "mat s a sure sign she's riding without a quiver," the contractor explained. Completion of the engineering feat, the most unusual ever at-tpmnted here, was expected late to- rinv The 180-foot steeple had but 11 feet to go as workmen began early today to roll it gently on its way. COLUMBIA HEAD HITS of e. o. p. Nicholas Murray Butler Sees Is As 'Most Reactionary' In History of Party. NTw YORK (JP) Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler says the republican platform is "the most reactionary in the party's history." The Columbia university president, returning from Europe, issued a statement last nignt in wnicn he asserted "the doctrines set out and rfpfpnried in the Cleveland plat form are economic nationalism of the narrowest and most dangerous sort." tTip nipvplnnd convention was the first republican convention Dr. But ler has missed since ibbb. h said his "life-lonfr work as a member of the republican party has rested, first and chiefly, on principles and public policies." Dr. Butler based his attack on the platform largely on the tariff and foreign affairs planks. SEEK TO NATIONALIZE FRENCH WAR INDUSTRY Proposal Also Made to Reorganize Bank of France to Create Board of 20 Directors. PARIS (JP) Passage of two major government bills nationalization of war industries and reorganization of the Bank of France was asked of the chamber of deputies today. Adoption of the measures was considered assured despite the rightist opposition to the nationalization measure. Right wing deputies esitmated the cost of taking over munitions factories at 1,000,000,000 francs ($66,000,000). The proposal to revise statutes governing the Bank of France would create a board of 20 directors to manage the institution. LIFE SENTENCE LAPEER (JP) Steve Mrofchak, 49, was under a life sentence to Marquette prison today for the murder of his stepson, Frank Rapshak, 20. He pleaded guilty at his arraignment before Circuit Judge Louis C. Cramton late yesterday. Bay Boat - shown with its prow rammf d deep tin lore, it from sinking as 235 pass .engers, to saieiy. lAssocmiea i-ress photo) IT RAINED, BUT LEFT NO TRACE City Gets a Sprinkle So Light That Is Cannot Be Measured. Rain fell late Wednesday fefter- noon but it was so light that not even a trace was registered at the government weather bureau at No. 3 fire station. Adults and children alil:e stood out in the rain and gazed at the clouds as they welcomed "he rain drops. No one made an tffcrt to reach, shelter. Nearby communities reported more rain than Battle Crei k. The temperature here was the lowest on Wednesday since the heat wave started the first of last wtek. Last night was the coolest night in a week with tne thermometer registering a minimum of 53 degrees. Yesterday's maxim am was 87. Today's noon reading also was 87 degrees. No rain is in sight for the immediate future with a weather forecast of generally fair tonight and Friday and somewhat warmer. LON ACCEPTANCE SPEECHES Vice Presidential Nominee Plans Northwest Tour After Notification. TOPEKA, Kas. (JP) Jus; a week before the date of his formal noti fication, Gov. Alf M. Land in began today a final draft of his acceptance speech, designed as the opening bid for votes to oust the new deal. The republican presidential nomi nee and his running mite. CoL Frank Knox, carefully want over their acceptance addressee yesterday and outlined a division of the campaigning without fixing exact dates or itineraries. Knox, whose notification cere mony will be held at Chii ago July 30, said his "first big tour" would be into the Pacific northwest. Before that, he said, . he will leturn to Chicago, work on speeches for ten days in New Hampshire, end speak twice, at Connersville, Ird., August 8 and at Huntington, W. Va, August 13. HOW SMART ARE YCU? (Ln each member of tn write down bis or her owd answer, or If at school, let each pupil write down the answer to each question. Of tl-e 10 questions four correct answers la a fair avenge tor adults, three ftr children under 12. The correct answers wni be founii on tne new? note oaee.) 1 '.Vho is the ruler of Mar chukoT 2 What is a puree? 3 What is meant by "haw"? 4 In Norse mythology, wn was the ?od of war? 5 What Is the commercial name for calomel? 6 How far is the moon from the earth? 7 What European nation has never been encased In any war? 8 What Is a rattlepate? 9 When does Thanksgiving Pay fall in the United States? 10 What axB homonyms! 00N. KNQX POLISH PART! PLANNING TOW BIGGEST GOlENTIDN YET i Michigan Committee Favors City in! Preference to De-. troif, Grand Rapids. MUST RAISE SOME MONEY Battle; Creek was in the pleasanlj position today of having iad a big convention droppecj into its lap almost unsolicited. It was She democrat's state convention, w!hich the democratic state central cojnmittee, meeting in Lansing late 'Wednesday afternoon, decided jhold here on September 25 and 2B. Don Canfield, secretary of the centrijl committee, toM the Enquirer anjl News that it might be the biggest convention Michigan, democratij have ever held. He said the city could expect to entertain about 4,(i00 visitors for the two days. i To! Name Candidates The crjief purpose of the convention jrill be to nominate the party's candidates for secretary of state, auditor general, attorney general, treasurer, and for justice of the liupreme court to . fill a vacancy, i County- conventions, to elect delegates to ; attend the state meeting here, weile set for September 21 by the committee. Detroit; and Grand Rapids, both bidding Actively for the state convention, were turned down when the comifiiittee voted, 25 to 19, to come to .Battle Creek. When toward W. Cavanagh, Battle CreeK member of the committee", reached the meeting, he found (Please Turn to Page 4, Column 7). Interference by Covernor Now OnlyjHope for Creighton Wi)manf Applegate. OSSm'fNG, N. Y. (JP) Mrs. Frances preighton, prostrated for weeks in her Sing Sing prison cell but declared sane and healthy in a special examination, looked today to Gov. Herbert H. Lehman as her only hope to jjscape death in the electric chair toifiight for the poison killing of Mrs. Ada Appelgate. EveretJ C. Appelgate, husband of the vicfim, will die with Mrs. Creightoji unless the governor inter venes. , Governor Lehman made public without Icomment last night a re port of ;ns commission of five, including four physicians, saying they found "sio evidence of disease" af ter exariining Mrs. Creighton. Prisoni attendants at Sing Sing have reported the last few weeks that thei'36-year-old condemned wo man see-ned paralyzed with fear at her appoachng execution and was able to iretain only liquid nourishment, i "Mrs. -.Frances Creighton is well-developtjd, well-nourished, and mus cular," tine governor's commission reporteci. "If she has lost weight it is not aipparent." Mrs. .Creighton and Appelgate were convicted of murder in the death laj;t September of Mrs. Appel gate a 338-pound woman. The state charged! the defendants gave her poison i;i an egg-nog. Too Ffot for Horses, but Pdtrolmen Still Patrol PITTSBURGH (JP) Charles L. Dye, acfting superintendent of police, decided the heat was too great for the- horses and ordered them kept in ;their stables. The policemen? They'll continue at work; on foot. F.lCE ARRAIGNMENT PONlJtAC ;p Three men were to be aiTaigned in municipal court today f.!ir the theft of a strongbox containifag $1,400 in cash, bonus bonds and checks from a grocery store. Vhey are Richard Lutes, 21; Ray Ccinklin, 24; and Vern Winters, 24.; i die in

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