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LAST EDITION COMPLETE ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE THI HADING NIWSPAMR OF THE SOUTHIRN SAN JOAQUIN VALLIY FULL AND EXCLUSIVE UNITED PRESS REPORT LAST EDITION VOL. XLVI 18 PAGES BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA. MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 1936 TWO SECTIONS No. 20 PRES. AZANA SET TO FLEE SPAIN * # # -AUSTRIA- LEADERS OF VARIOUS FACTIONS SUSPICIOUS OF ENCROACHMENT BY IL DUCE AND HITLER (Anoclatfd Pmt'Leated Wire) •~\ TIENNA, Aug. 24.—Vienna seethed today with reports, V some of them apparently well-established, that police and Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg's semi-military organization, the Catholic Storm Troops, had been ordered to main- •tain a state of alarm. Adding to the tension was the transfer of 2000 soldiers through the inner city to the district containing government buildings. Immediate reasons for the reported move were not ap- -^parent, although it was rumored a putsch was feared by anti-Nazi elements such as those which last week rallied behind Major Emil Fey, former vice-chancellor. These persons presented a petition, containing 35,000 signatures of members of the Heim- SPANISH REVOLT- Undergoing VastChanges but Without Clear Destination By HENRY WOOD (United I'rett Leatcd Wire) YOSEMITK, Aug. 24.—China, is undergoing a profound economic, social and cultural evolutionary process—a reconstruction—but has no foreordained destination except to create widespread international Implications, George E. Taylor, research expert, said In a brochure j presented at a preliminary round table discussion of China. "There hns been no succession of plans, as in Russia, coming to a pre-arranged conclusion. Fashioned by Events "The course of action has been fashioned more, by events than by any other single Vactor. Great changes In the sphere of political rehabilitation have not been balanced by far-reaching economic reconstruction," Taylor stated. "The state of dualism within the •government Itself does not make for rapid progress, but China politically Is one country and the organs and symbols of power of central government, the national armies, the national banks, the internal revenue collection machinery and the flying (Continued on Page Seventeen) INDEX TO ADVERTISERS P«0> APEX TERMITE I ASH 4 ASH I BILL'S CAFE I BLAIR, D. R. (KEWPIC) 4 BLISS. GEORGE R 9-10 BRADSHAW. W. L I BURTON'S DINING ROOM I CAMPBELL. DR. F. E 7 COFFEE, HARRY 2 COMPTON, JOHN..../ * DEMOCRATS 10 DEWAR'S 1 ORINK-0-LINK I FLICKINGER-OIGIER 6 FOX CALIFORNIA S FOX THEATER 9 FRAGER'S TAMALE GROTTO I GLOBE OflUa COMPANY 8 GOODRICH SILVERTOWN I] GRANADA THEATER 9 GRANADA DRESS SHOP I GREENLAWN 11 HAKE, HARRY | HARRISON'S CLOTHIERS I HOGLE A CO., J. A 17 HUFF. JOHN R 8 JOHNSON'S FIRESTONE TIRES 2 JOHNSON <V ISAACS I KELLER'S, MRS., CAFE a KENDALL JONES I KERN POULTRY COMPANY > KERN COUNTY REP. COMMITTEE 4 LEO'S FUR SHOP I LYNCH, P. R It LUFKIN'8 BUSINESS COLLEGE « MAOEE, STEWART 4 MOSS, SAM | M. C. P 6 MR. AND MRS I NEW CITY CLEANERS I NILE THEATER 9 NOODLE BOWL 6 NORA'S BEAUTY SALON I PEGGY'S BEAUTY SALON B PEKIN HERB • |g PHILLIPS MUSIC COMPANY 7 PLETCHER. OR g POPEL FURNITURE EXCHANGE '.'.'. I PRESTON, DON C g RAGLAND, KIRK I REE8ER, MORRIS '" 4 REX THEATER '.'. | SASIA I WALLACE .". 7 •SIEMON, ALFRED '" g SMITH, HARRY G '"| t SOUTHERN PACIFIC '" 6 STUBBS, HENRY E J SUN KONG HERB COMPANY 6 .THIRD DISTRICT VOTERS 2 THORNBER, I. H , 4 TURNER, RODNEY L 5 TROUTMAN'S ICE CREAM SHOP I UNION AVENUE PLUNGE ( UNION CEMETERY 11-17 VAN METER. DR 10 VIRGINIA THEATER 9 WALK-OVER SHOP. BROTHERS' I WELSH, FREDERICK W 9 WEILL. A.. INC 10 WHITE SPOT MARKET I WICKERSHAM'S JEWELRY CO 1-10 WIMMER. CHARLES 4-9 WILSON. liEO. E 1-1 WITMAM *. BOOTH 6 wehr, asking Prince Ernest von Starhemberg to make Fey again the head of that private army in Vienna—a post he quit last autumn. Suspicious An accord of "friendship and peace," announced by Austria and Germany last month, has been fol lowed by obvious suspicion and dls sension in this country, leaders of various Austrian factions expressing fears that Italy and Germany had "taken Austria into camp." Other Austrlans have expressed surprise that Chancellor Schuschnlgg departed from what they considered to be the principles of the little Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss, assas sinated by Nazis in 1934. They have wondered, also, whether tho agreement contained secret military clauses. Fear for Independence Catholics, Jews and Heimwehr groups have expressed belief the agreement marked the beginning of the end of Austrian Independence, although the announcement of the accord on July 11 specified Germany would respect the sovereignty of this nation. The German-Austrian accord was followed by amnesty for thousands of Nazi prisoners. Very shortly, however, Nazi demonstrations Jolted the country and since that time, Austrians who opposed the accord from the start have been warning Schuschnigg the agreement was a "dangerous Instrument for Austria." .Ilolimvchr Well Armed The Heimwehr, the prince's private army, has been reported well armed. Many Heimwehr men have not been paid in months and doubt has been expressed that the prince could mobilize his entire force of 40,000 without strong' financial back- Ing. Monarchists who want to put the Hapsburg Archduke Otto on the throne of Austria have hinted they might be able to "hire" the Helm wehr for a long enough period to gain their ends. Fey, ^yho was eliminated from the cabinet because of his opposition to Starhemberg, has kept the esteem of one faction of the Heimwehr which is somewhat lukewarm toward Starhemberg. Conditions Better in Europe, E. Ford (Atioclatrt I'rai Leated Wire) NEW YORK, Aug. 24.—Edsel Ford returned today from a five weeks tour of Europe with tho report that business conditions ap peared to be greatly improved in virtually every European country. "There certainly is every Indication that tho world depression is over," ho said. "There ncemu to be a better feeling all around." Ford said he had visited all of the European plants of the Ford Motor Company, of which ho Is president, except the one In Spain, at Barcelona. That plant, he explained. Is in the hands of the Communists, "but we'll get it back all right." N. Y.-TO-LONDON HOP WEDNESDAY (Attoclated Prctt Lotted Wire) N EWARK, N. J., Aug. 24.—An Eastern Air Line* ground crew today computed the radio Installation on "Lady Peace," the monoplane In which Dick Merrill, veteran pilot, and Harry Rlchman, alnger, hope to make • round-trip flight to London. Merrill aald he expected they would take off Wedneaday afternoon for London. He aald they might fly up the eaatern coaat and back tomorrow In order to teat the engine and the radio. British Liner Races From Cherbourg to Ambrose Light in 4:7:12 (Atfnctated Prett Leaned Wire) NEAV YORK, Aug. 24.—The giant liner Queen Mary claimed the bluo ribbon for a record Transatlantic crossing today after speeding from Cherbourg breakwater to Ambrose lightship In 4 days, 7 hours, 12 min utes. Despite encountering fog oCf New England, Cunard White Star Line officials Bald the Queen Mary lowered the Normandle's existing record by 4 hours, 30 minutes; Her averajce -speed—was ' 80:81 knots, .37 knot greater than the mark set by the French liner on her maiden voyage June 3, 1935. The Queen Mary had broken the Normandle's time for the westward crossing last July 26, but did not claim the blue ribbon then because her course was slightly shorter. This latest trip was an hour and 25 minutes faster than the July 26 voyage. The lines had agreed that average speed rather than elapsed time would establish claim to the pennant of speed supremacy. The Cherbourg-Ambrose course is 3098 miles. The liner carried 2000 passengers, Including Helen Hayes, the American actress: her playwright husband, Charles MacArthur; Edsel Ford and family, and Jesse Owens, the runner. Reginald Cranfield Oil Executive, Dead (Aitoclated Prett Leated Wire) SAN PEDRO, Aug. 24. — Funeral services were arranged today for Reginald E. Cranfield, 50, oil company executive, whose ancestors had made Masonic history for 400 years. A Charles Cranfield founded the firm Masonic lodge In Italy In J736. Thomas Cranfield was grand master of the grand lodge of York in ISO I. Their descendant was secretary of the Kan I'edro Shrine Club and past commander of (lie San 1'udru Commandcr.v. Five Demands by Kwangsi Leaders (Attociated Press Leased Wire) HONGKONG, Aug. 24. — Five de mands, including war against Japan, were laid down today by leaders of the Kwangsi province rebellion as a preface to their surrender to authority of the Nanking (Central) govern mont. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, Nanking, overlord of China, was reported unlikely to accept to offer as he called a military conference of all southern China commanders. The five demands were: China must declare war against Japan. The famous Nineteenth Route army must be reorganized and Its officers reinstated. General LI Chung-Jen, first com mander of the Kwangsi forces, and General Pal Chung-Hsl, second in command, must bo left in control of all Kwangsi forces. Kwangsf troops must not be transferred except to meet external aggression. LI Chai-Sum, formerly General Chiang's chief lieutenant, and Chen Ming-Shu, leader of the abortive Fu- klen Independence movement of 198334, must be pardoned. G. L. K. Smith Not on OARPJPay Roll (Atsoclated Prent Leaned Wire) CLEVELAND, Aug. 24.—Dr, Francis Townsend. founder of the ?200 a month pension plan hearing his name, testified In a deposition hearing today that the Rev. Gerald j L. 1C. Smith, who claims leadership of the "share the wealth" movement started by the late Senator Huey P. Long, is not on the pay roll of the Townscnd organization. »• » Princess Louise of Denmark to Marry COPENHAGEN, Aug. 24.—An-, nouncement of the engagement of I Princess Alexandrine Louise of Denmark to Count Lultpold £u Custell- Castell was made today—reducing by one tho list of those eligible, and frequently mentioned, as possible queen-consort for King Edward of' England. j The dark-eyed Danish princess Is' 21. Her fiance, member of a prom-! incnt Bavarian family, Is 31 : Week of Intense Activity From Coast to Coast Has Begun WILL RAGE 10 WEEKS Roosevelt and Landon in Nation; Democrats to Watch California fJJnitrt Prem Leaned Wire) WASHINGTON, Aug. 24.—The ** political campaign swung Into full stride today for a week of Intense activity spread from coast to coast. There is to be no let-up until election day, November 3, 10 weeks hence. Both presidential candidates are in motion. Three states—South Carolina, California and Mississippi—bold primaries of nationwide Interest. Election campaigns in other states have begun. F. I>. R., Liuidon on Move President Roosevelt, Democrat, and Governor Alf M. Landon, Re publican, rivals for the Presidency, Invade each other's territory tomorrow. Frank Knox, Republican vice- presidential nominee, Is In New England on a speaking tour. While Governor Landon goes Into New York for a speech at Chautau qua tonight. President Roosevelt re tUFhV'tb"Washlnglbn today before setting out tomorrow on a middle- western drought-Inspection tour. Although Mr. Roosevelt said his trip will be "nonpolitlcal," great In terest Is attached to a meeting with Governor Landon at a conference with governors of drought states September 1 in Des Motnes. Governor Landon- said he would attend as governor of Kansas. Urged to Campaign Despite Mr. Roosevelt's desire to stick rather close to Washington because of the troubled International situation, his campaign advisers urged him to make an active speaking campaign. He Is expected to make a "whirlwind finish" starting sometime In September. Democrats will watch the California primary for substantiation of their claims of superior numerical strength on the west coast. Senator Joseph F. Guffey, Democrat, Pennsylvania, chairman of the Democratic senatorial campaign com mittee, predicted a "smashing vie tory" in November. Interest In the North Carolina and Mississippi primaries centers In senatorial races. Two administration stalwarts are involved In hot contests. Results may give some hint of new deal popularity In the Democratic south. Senator Pat Harrison Is engaged (Continued on Pane Ten) *»» Six Saved Aboard Burning Cruiser (United I'rcm Lea»cd Wlrr) MARTINEZ, Aug. 24.—Six pel- sons were taken from aboard tho blazing 30-foot cruiser Grace 13 In a dramatic rescue curly today as tho craft limped Into Swanton'H j-acht harbor, afire following a gasoline tank explosion. Seven-year-old Alice Malloy, llerk- elc-y, was the only one of the group Injured. She received burns when burning embers Bhowereil on her Just before one of tho men aboard the boat leaped Into thn water with her and swam ashore with her. She WHS treated In the Martinez Community Hospital. Mlsn Malloy's father, A. E. Malloy, Knatchetl her Into his arms and plunged Into the water. Tho cabin cruiser, loaned to a party of frienclH by A. J. .lonen of Alameda, was 20 foot off shore when the engine backfired, Igniting the fuel supply and spraying the gin with flaming gasoline. Three ptlier members of the finrly. Mr«. Malloy, I,os c'rebnssa and Carl Kllgar. both of Kan Francisco, also leaped overboard and xwam to shore. ••*» Delaying 1 Delivery of Bombing Craft lAttitflatrd Prtiit Lcanett Wire) BALTIMORE. Aug. 24.—Delivery of eight bombing planes now being constructed for the Spanish Leftist government probably wlll_ not be made on tho original rlate set for October or November, Glenn L. Martin, airplane manufacturer, said today. Martin »aicl delivery would be delayed. If nenessary, "until everything Is clear." The contract was npjrotla»r<) before (he Spanish revo- lutluu broke out, NAZIS MUM ON CHURCH CHARGE (Annnflntfil Prent Leaned Wire) DERLIN, Aug. 24.—The Nazi D government made no apparent move today to answer a charge by German proteitanta that Chancellor Adolf Hitler's officialdom opposed the gospel of Christ and persecuted those who profess It. The protest was read from the pulpit by clergymen of the Confessional Synod (opposed to the State Church) and the regular Lutheran churches of Wurtemburg and Bavaria. "The right to testify before the German people openly and freely to the faith of our fathers," was demanded by the clergy. Secret police, although they knew of the document before It was read at Sunday services, did not Interfere with the program. Police did, however, attempt to prevent spread of handbills or church papers that might carry text of the document. HO FACE Demise May Have Bearing on Election; Successor .Being Sought (United Preet Ltnted Wlrt) MINNEA POni8^A/>K- 24.—Farmer- Labor leaders today looked for a successor to Governor Floyd B. Olson whose death left the outcome of tho Minnesota November election a yawning question mark. Olson died at Mayo clinic, Rochester, Minn., Saturday night after taking treatment for an Inoperable stomach ailment. His funeral will be held AVednes- day in the Minneapolis Municipal Auditorium with military honors. Party's Spearhead Olson, spearhead of tho powerful Farmer-Labor party, was n candidate for tho U. S. Senate and foil-ears had been regarded as controlling factor in tho party. Just before his death he came out in favor of President Roosevelt's rc-elertion anil was reported planning to attend a meeting of liberal lenders supporting the President's candidacy. Many believed that no one but. he could hold tho piirty in line, and that many votes now would go to Representative Willlnm I.cmkc, Union party presidential candidate. Indicative of the esteem which the President held for OlHon wn« the statement he Issued at Hyde Vark, N. Y., when Informed of tho governor's death. Praise From Roosevelt "The nation hn« lost a personality of .singular force and courage," Mr. Roosevelt said. "Year by year sinco he assumed tho governorship of a great commonwealth he had be>-omo a more massive figure In our national life. Ho had unbounded faith In I ho wisdom and honesty of the common man. "As a public official lie never shirked the responsibilities of offlro nor compromised with thn truth as ho saw It." The President had planned to visit Olnon while west on his drought tour. Death Sentence Imposed on Conspirators by Collegium PLOT WITH TROTZKY Convicted Include Some of Veteran Leaders in Revolution Ily CHARLES P. NUTTER (Atnoclatcd Pratt Loatcd Wire) T»J"OSCOW, Aug. 24.—Sixteen con- tossed conspirators against the Soviet state were sentenced today to death by firing squad as the "highest measure of social defense" of the government. For the first time since tho Bolsheviks came into power, they ordered the death penalty for leaders who marched In the October revolution 19 years ago. Tho verdict handed down at dawn by a military rolleglum of tho supreme court was ex per ted to have widespread domestic and international reactions. The prisoners were declared guilty of having plotted with tho exiled Leon Trotzky, war minister of early revolution days, to assassinate Dictator Joseph Stalin and others high In the government and Communist party. Another Charge They were convicted also of having brought about the ONRUSH!nation of Sergei Klroff, chief aide to Stalin, at Leningrad late In 1934 or of bringing Into Russia Instructions allegedly from Trotzky for carrying out tho terrorist plot. Trotzky from his Norwegian haven denied connection with the plot but tho prisoners admitted guilt and some named Trotzky aa a colleague. Property Confiscated All the prisoners' property will be confiscated by the state. Arrest of Trotzky and his son, Sedoff, was ordered If either re-enters Russia. The prisoners, Including two old leaders who onca.Htood with Trotzky at the very top of the party, were In a state of collapse as Chief Judge V. V. Ulrich read the 10-mlnute long verdict In sharp staccato sentences and condemned them to death. Several of them, including tho once powerful Gregory Zlnovleff and Leon Kameneff, had admitted they "deserved" the death sentence. The Soviets thus .sought to avenge anew the 20-month-old NlayliiK of Klroff. lletwcen 100 and 200 persons already have paid with their lives for that crime. The verdle.t, observers believed, also wiped out the most persistent SENDS TRUCKLOADS OF BAGGAGE TO LOYALIST PORT; FEARS ADVANCE BY REBELS ON MADRID I .ST. PAUL. Aug. 24. (A. P.)- Hjalmar Peterscn, iJanlsh emigrant and country editor, WUH administered the oath of office an Minnesota's twenty- third governor today, succeeding Floyd 1!. Olson, who died Saturday night of cancer. AUi Baseball Results (Continued on I'age Ten) •»«» Texas Gasoline on California Market (At*nr.latrd Prett Lratcd Wire) LOS ANGELES, Ang. 24. — Texas gasoline, shipped by boat, Invaded tho southern California market today for the first tlmo In two years. The tanker Hrandywlne unloaded 37,000 barrels of gasoline at San Pedro for tho Fletcher Oil Company of Holso, Idaho. D. S. Fletcher, company president, mild It could bo Hold at profit hero hocaiiHO of tho differential In Texan and California priceH. Two more ships are under contract to carry additional fuel, ho (llHcloned. The landing of tho guwollno was j accomplished lifter the California j division of weights and moaHUrcH had ] InHlnled on cerllflenleH lo hhovv It j WOH not manufactured from "hot j "II" — production In excess of TCXUH ] Hi ate, (lUOttl.H. (Coprrtthi, 193*1. IT AmocUted Pratt M ADRID, Aug. 17 (unccnsorcd, by Courier to Hcndayc, France, Aug. 24).—Seemingly reliable reports today said President Manuel Azana bad sent truckloads of baggage to tbe Port of Valencia amid government fears concerning a southern rebel advance on Madrid. Government leaders feared tlic rebels from Badajoz, in tbe west, would reach Madrid by tlic way of the Tagus River valley and Toledo. At the same time, officials were described as increasingly apprehensive lest anarchist?" militia men may be ready for the Madrid jail killing of some 2000 Rightist!). The militiamen have boon told the Fascist rebels are slaughtering their comrades en masse In several cities and (eara wore expressed that savage war reprisals might break out, especially If harm befell tho son of Francisco Largo C'aballoro, Socialist party president. Largo Cabollcro's son Is held by the rebel General Emlllo Mola at Segovia. Government Alarmed Reports that rebels In both tho north and south were able to reach Burgos by rail from Seville, via Badajoz, added to government misgivings. Increased tension was noticeable in both the ministries and in public fol lowing tho news of tho fall of Badajoz. Faced wlth'a grim and more active rebel attack on the Guadarrama mountain front north of Madrid, tho government could 111 sparo men to stem tho fresh insurgent assault, from tho west. Would Relieve Toledo * Tho first objective of such a rebel drive, It wan believed here, would ho to relieve the beleaguered garrison of 1200 Insurgents in the Tolodo Alcazar, who then would be ready to attack Madrid as a means of getting even with loyalists for their month of captivity. Meanwhile, Madrid has a wartime aspect. The government mllltla guarded banks, offices, shops, Improvised hospitals, workers union offices and streets. Wholesale arrests of Rightists continued. Anarchists Active Well-Informed sources said summary shooting of Fascists, after perfunctory trial before secret tribunals composed largely of Anurchluts, still were going ott nightly In the lonely outskirts of the city. Tho populace, Including the mllltla men, lounged In cafes or attended movies. Street cars were crowded with passengers and tho streets filled with Idlers. Nations to Keep Hands Off An International "hands-off-Spain" agreement assumed ncar-concreto form today. Nazi Germany, although stressing Bho had not yet received "satisfaction" from Socialist Madrid for Incidents she considers anil-Herman, agreed to an Immediate, embargo on arms and airplanes to tho civil war zone. Soviets Stop Kxportft France and Great Hritaln already have taken such action, and Moscow today expressed willingness to stop Spanish war exports tin soon aa Germany and Portugal formally do IlkowlHe. Five Frenchmen Killed France, hailing thn German neutrality action with enthusiasm, expressed no official perturbation over tho announcement of Spanish Fascist rebels that they had killed flvu French volunteers who were fight- Plan to Protect Cotton and Other Farmers Being Devised (At«nciatcd Preti Looted Wire) WASHINGTON, Aug. 24.— Actual data for a vast crop Insurance plan designed to offset damage to mil. lions of wheat, cotton and corn acres through drought, flood and peats, wan being assembled today at the agricultural department. Roy M. Green, chief of a financial division, now Is directing a staff at work In charting tho framework of a possible federal Insurance plan advocated by Secretary Wallace. Green expressed confidence that basic data for crop Insurance cnn be worked out that will be as sound as present life Insurance tables, despite the failure of four ven* hires bv private corporations into all risk farm Insurance In recent years. Data for the study, ho said, came from actual production records of millions of farms and farmers furnished in connection with the AAA contracts and benefit payments. Green said these covered the six years, 1930-35. The first check completed covered more than a million wheat farms of more than 50,000,000 acres. Green aaid his staff had "sampled" the counties of representative areas In many states with data from 218 different counties. NATIONAL LEAGUE PittHburgh at St. Loutx and Cincinnati at Chicago, unfinished. Only games. I AMERICAN LEAGUE • Chicago at Detroit, unfinished. j Only game. IMMiS IIITK 1(14 I'KKSOXS PASAUF.NA, Aug. 24. (A. P.I—The. Kinei-genc.y Hospital treated .'II4 per- j Hotiii for dog bites this yenr and !& 1 for rut blleB. No ruxc.s ot niUlo» dt- . vcli'l>cU. Defers Hearing on Single ^Ta?t Measure \ (I'nllod Prrit Leaned Wire) SACRAMENTO, Aug. 24.— A hearing In the Third District Appellate Court of Protests against the title prepared for the Mingle tax measure scheduled to appear on tho November ballot a« Proposition No. 1, watt postponed today until August 31, at tho request of Interested parties. The protest was filed by Jackson II. italHtoii, Palo Alto, proponent of the single tux proposition. •» • » . L. A. TAX KATIC KKIH OKI) , LOS ANUKLIOK, Aug. 'J4. (A. P.) — Lo« Angeles' tax rate for I930.-37 la Hlashnd 3 r.ontw to $1.60 in an analy- nln submitted l<i the City Council by Hit city controller for action today. (Vontlnurd on I'agc Ten) » « » Labor Man Scores LandonVMotives ft'nltrtt I'reit* Leaiti'ii \\'irr) HAHJUHllUHG, Aug. 24.—Gov. Alf M. Lundon has entered Pennsylvania us thn political agent of the> Liberty League, the national as- Hoclullon of manufacturers mid the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, Patrick T. KiiKun, Pittsburgh, mine union official, tola the firtit unite convention of labor's nonpartlaan league. "These groupn, all enemies of tho workers, are operating under tho alias of the republican party," the. temporary chairman of the convention said. "For their spokesman running for tho presidency to claim to speak In tho name of 'Americanism' la an Insult to tho intelligence of every citizen of this stale who hns watched tho groups whom Landon repro- I sents HRRklUK to destroy every prln- ! clplo upon which this Hoverniuciu la founded." Marie Wendt in Not-Guilty Plea (United Prrtt Leated Wire) LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24.— Marie Wendt. pretty Dutch-Chinese daughter of a former governor-general of Tibet, pleaded not guilty today to charges of attempting to smuggla $100,000 worth of heroin Into tho country in a false-bottomed trunk. Freed on a promise to help trap members of a world-wide dope smuggling ring, she slipped from under tho noses of government men hero and was recaptured aboard a German liner leaving New York. - *•*-• MRS. TRKKZ DIES OLENIVVLB, Aug. 24. (A. P.) — Mrs. Kstelle Karrlngton Trefz, 64, wife of Edward F. Trefz. former national field secretary of ths U. S. ('number of Commerce, will bo buried Wednesday In Forest died yesterday at her homo. I*awn. She LOH Angeles FIVE MEN FOUND DEAD IN SHAFT (I'ntted Pre»t Lraicd Wlrr) U/ILKES-BARRE, Pa., Au 8 . 34. •• The bodies of five miners were found In a shaft 200 feet below the surface today after fellow-workers dug through earth, stone and timbering for more than four hours to reach them. Authorities did not determine Immediately whether the explosion which trapped the men In the Sullivan Trail Coal Company's Went Plttston mine was caused by dynamite or e«s. The dead were Charles Dl Samoney, 43, Old Forge; Patsy Sorlceli, 37, West Plttston; Edward Rakar, 32, Plttston; Michael Tratlla, 29, West Plttston; Andrew StefanKo, 20, Old Forge.

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