LAST EDITION COMPLETE ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE THf HADING NEWSPAPCR OF THt SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLtr .VVE uNirr.D PRCSS RTPORT LAST EDITION VOL. XLVI 20 PAGES IMKERSRELD, CALlFORNrA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, J9.t<5 TWO SECTIONS N«. 23 MADRID BOMBED FROM AIRPLANES .. "" v * **** #.### **** DEATH SUMMONS GEORGE H. DERN SECRETARY DIRN- Had Been Governor of ' Utah Twice Before Joining Cabinet FOR PREPAREDNESS Built Army From 17th in Power to One of Strength LATE BULLETIN WASHINGTON. AUK. 27. (A. P.) The White House said today that President Roosevelt would arrnitKe to attend the funeral of Secretary Deni who died here this morning. * (Asioelattd Press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Aug. 27.—George ** Henry Dern, secretary of war in the Roosevelt cabinet, died In Walter Reed Hospital here today from heart and other complications resulting from past Influenza attacks. He was 64 years old. He died at 10:55 a. m. Dr. Fritz Meyer, noted German heart specialist, called bere from Boston at the direction of President Uoose volt, was in consultation with ajmy doctors Just before the war secretary died. Under Oxygen Tent During the night, it was disclosed, Dern had been placed under an oxygen tent in an effort to prolong his life. Bern's death, friends said, followed a general physical breakdown originating in a severe attack of influenza when he was governor of Utah five years ago, and from which ho never fully recovered. Since then he has suffered from recurrent influenza attacks and Were colds which gradually weakened him and placed an extremely he»vy strain on his heart. Twice Governor of Utah * Dern—twice governor of Utah before rising to the cabinet—entered Walter Reed, the big army hospital here on July IS for "rest, treatment and a physical check" after he bc- (fontinued on Page Set-en) -»» » Navy Planes Plan Two Mass Flights Press Leased Wire) SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27.— Two mass flights of naval planes will bo made from hero to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in December and January, Rear Admiral Ernest J. King said today. Six new planes will take off December 1, and another six on January IB, for the island of Oahu, where they will replace present equipment. Admiral King, who la commandant of aircraft, base force, will leave for Hawaii on October 10. INDEX TO ADVERTISERS PAQE ALTA VISTA—LINCOLN MARKET 13 A. <L P. MARKET 3 BAKERS FIELD GROCERY 12 BARNETT TIRE COMPANY 1 BROCK, MALCOM, COMPANY CLUB OASIS . ( COFFEE. MARRY . 2 FIRC SALE FOX CALIFORNIA FOX THEATER.... QARRETT, EDDIE, DANCE. GENSLER-LEE GOODRICH SILVERTOWN.. . .1 GRANADA THEATER GRECNLAWN HOGLE t. CO., J. A . .19 HUFF, JOHN R .10 I. 0. A. STORES . .12 JOHNSON'S FIRESTONE TIRES 2-9 KIMBALL 4. STONE II ...It ...10 NILE THEATER 7. .".T.'..'..'.'. ..'. » NOODLE BOWL 6 OEMS STORE '. 8 OVL DRUG g PEKIN HERB CO . 4 PENNEY, J. C., COMPANY. .11 PHILLIPS MUSIC COMPANY . 4 PORTUGESE CELEBRATION . I PRESTON. DON C .10 HEX THEATER . 8 SAFEWAY STORES .15 •AVE-MORE DRUG . 2 SECURITY MARKET .13 SMITH. RALPH L., GROCERY .13 SOUTHERN PACIFIC .17 SUN KONG HERB CO . g UNION AVE. DANCE PAVIL ON . I UNION CEMETERY .It VIRGINIA THEATER . I WASHINGTON MARKET.... .12 WEILL, A., INC . I WESTERN AUTO SUPPLY.. .17 WICKERSHAM-S JEWELRY COMPANY.10 WITHAM *. BOOTH 7 LEROY GORDON BEAUTY SALON.. M. C. P MONTGOMERY WARD 4 COMPANY OCEAN TRAFFIC IN HEAVY GAIN (Associated Press Leaned Wire) U/A8HINGTON, Aug. 27.—PM- "•enger traffic In the north Atlantic during May, June and July was reported by Secretary Roper today at 206,000 persons, an Increase of 20,000 over the ••me period In 1935. Roper said American ship* carried 2000 more pittenger* In the 1936 period than In 1936, and that, while they provided only 7.9 per cent of paiienger accommodation*, they received 11.2 per cent of total traffic. British vessels, controlling 37.5 per cent of accommodations, carried 30.1 per cent of the traffic. Eight Now Hold Seats in California Delegation; Trio Newcomers (Allocated Frets Ltased Wire)' SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27.—California Townsendltes, who endorsed 11 successful congressional candidates in Tuesday's primary election, drew plans today for backing the nominees In their campaigns. Eight of the nominees were Incumbents and the other three, Nelson, Van Matre, Harry R. Sheppard and Ed P. Sample, were newcomers to the congressional field. Claims 17 Out of 20 E. J. Margett, state manager of the pension plan organization, said his group would put "workers, speakers and money" at the disposal of Townsend endorsed candidates, and predicted 17 of 20 representatives to be elected In November would have Townsend approval. District meetings of Townsend groups were held some weeks before the election to endorse u slate of 20 congressional candidates, but It was. pointed out incumbents who received such endorsement wcro not necessarily in favor of tho $200-a-month pension plan, founded in California by Dr. P. E. Townsend. Two Beat Incumbents Two of tho new Townsend candidates won nomination over Incumbents. Van Matro took the Republican nomination In the First district over tho veteran Representative Clarence F. Ixsa, who easily was nominated by his own Democratic party. Sheppard won the Democra- (Contlnued on Page Seven) Naval Lieutenant Is Courtmartialed (Associated Press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON. Aug. 27.—Lieutenant William A. Moffett, Jr charged with losing confidential naval documents, has been courtinur- tlnled by the navy. This was learned authoritatively today although findings of thn court- martial, which was conducted with great secrecy lust May, have not been disclosed. Moffett. an aviator stationed at tho naval air station hero, Is tlio son of the lain Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, chief of tho bureau of aeronautics, who went to his death in the crush of the dirigible Akron. Tho officer drow the documents from navy files to aid him in preparing for examinations for promotion. Navy officials said It was customary for officers to bo given permission to use confidential files when studying for examinations. The missing papers were said to have been placed In Moffett's automobile from where they disappeared in some manner not known either to authorities or to Moffett. •«» Five Killed and 20 Injured, Truck Crash (Associated Press Leased Wire) DARLINGTON, Md., Aug. 27.— Five men wore killed and approximately a scoro more wern Injured early today as a truck loaded with laborers crusher) through a guard rail and plunged down si steep cm- bunkment at the Conowlngo dam bridge near here. Should Japan Penetrate Philippines, Quarrel Imminent ENGLISHMAN WARNS Threat to Stronghold at Singapore Implied, Says Speaker By HENRY WOOD (United Press Leased Wire) •yOSEMITE, Aug. 27. —Japanese A penetration of the Philippines, made doubly possible by American withdrawal, might lead to grave Nippon-British complications through the implied threat upon England's Pacific stronghold, Singapore, In the opinion of Sir Frederick Whyte, who addressed the Institute of Pacific Relations today. Forecasts Conflict "The moment will come when Japanese Interests will conflict with Filipino domestic policy and Japan will then declare theso Interests are being imperiled by political Interference, or by the Incapacity of the Filipino government to protect legitimate foreign rights," Sir Frederick said In a prepared statement. "Then no longer will tho British dominions of the South Seas be able to congratulate themselves that the preoccupation of Japan in northeast Asia gives them a feeling of security south of the equator. "Kor all the powers concerned, tho shadow of war which at one time seemed unlikely. If not Impossible, looms out of these speculations " Britain Will Hold Interest* Sir Frederick, former adviser to the Chinese government In Nanking Lowell lecturer and prominent British authority on International affairs, emphasized that Great Britain is not prepared to relinquish her interests In tho far east under threat or Japanese aggression. "The belief," lie said, "that, If threatened, (he British Umpire could not parry a blow, or strike back, appears to us to he a dangerous delusion. The British people do not pin their entire faith to the League of Nations and are preparing to strengthen their own defenses." Referring to tho limits to which the other Pacific powers will allow Japanese expansion to go, Sir Frederick said: Japanese Expansion "For tho Soviet union, tho vital point may bo Vladivostok or Mongolia: for tho United States it is certainly Hawaii and may bo tl)o Philippine Islands; for Great Britain It Is presumably Singapore, which Is the sate to India and the link with Australia." Should the Japanese expand to tho Philippines, ho said, "Tho Dutch In Insuhndo will take nlnrm; and from Hong Kong to Aden the British Empire In the east must ask Itself where and how the new situation to be met." Australian Speaker Coinciding with Sir Frederick's analysis of British J'acific policy, G. (Continued on Page Krven) Strike Delaying 3 Matson Liners (United I'rcss Leaned Wire) HONOLULU. AUK. 27.—Three Matson liners were tied up here today as "rank-nnd-fllo" seamen struck In a Jurisdictions! labor dispute which may affect tho Malola and the Dollar boat President Taft when they dock today. The three crewless bouts were the Matsonla, Manulanl and Constance Chandler. The latter vessel, technically a freighter, carries passengers. The dispute was touched off whtn local seamen's union officials demanded that Matson Line official discharge members of the Constance Chandler crew who were hired at Boston. It was charged by the seamen employed when the ship was on the east coast were not subject to hiring under terms of employer-union contracts. The engine room crew of tho Mat- sonla was dismissed when It turned off stenni valves In protest against employment of the cast coast seamen. TWA MAKES NEW ALL-TIME MARK (Associated Press Leased Wire) ~- I/ANSA8 CITY, Aug. 27.—Jack •» Frye, president of Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc., announced today that a new all- time record In passenger traffic was established In July by the line. Revenue passengers flown in the month just ended, he said, totaled 8943, an Increase of 23.8 per cent over the 7223 hauled In July, 1935. Frye also announced thst air mall loads on TWA's coast- to-coast route reached record levels for the 10 years operation of the company and Its predecessor companies. Pope Scarcely Able to Leave Throne.When Audiences End (CopxrtntU, 1030. by Ajuoclitcd Fnu) VATICAN CITY, Aug. 27.—Prelates disclosed tonight that Pope Piua XI has become so weakened from worry over the Spanish situation that he scarcely is able to rise from his throne at the close of audiences. The increasing heaviness of his limbs, the prelates snld, might soon make It necessary for the 79-year-old Holy Father to be carried from one part of the apostolic palace to another. Ills brother, Fcrmo, suffered from the same malady and a year before his death several years ago, was unable to walk. Tho disclosure of the Holy leather's condition came after prelates had announced tho pope, assisted by all the cardinals now resident (n Rome, soon would preside at an expiatory ceremony In St. Peter's for the killing of priests and the destruction of churches in Spain. Ills Holiness now Is at Castel Gnn- dolfo, his summer home, an hour's ride from Vatican City. Each day Eugenic Cardinal Pacelli, tho papal secretary of state, has gone to Castel Gondolfo to acquaint tho pope with the latest news of tho general Spanish situation. ; -»•» Leftist Blocs in Mexico Dissolved (Associated I'rcss Leased Wire) MISXICO CITY, Aug. 27.—Leftist blocs of Mexico's Congress were dissolved today to help President Lazaro Cardenas stop wrangling within his official family. Tho House bloc voted unanimously to heed the President's wish and dissolve but rioting preceded the Senate voto lust, night. Ten persons were Injured before 50 police arrived and restored order In the Senate, which finally voted 30 to 0 to end the Leftist wing's organization. Flvo minutes before, the Senate voted to expel Jose Maria Diivlla, successful candidate: In the federal district In recent elections. Tho expulsion was considered by informed circles to be a gesture of defiance to Duvlla's sponsor and Left Wingers' political adversary, Emlllo Pones Gil, who resigned the presidency of tho National Hevohi- tlonary (government) party lust week after the Leftists refused to approve five senatorial contests. •»-•-• Woman Killed by Driverless Motor (Associated I'rcsx Leaned Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27.—A drlverless automobile raced down a steep hill and struck 78-year-old Mrs. Alurie Aluury, Kitting on a Golden Gate Park bench. Hho died at Emergency Hospital. .Mrs. Frieda Puschoul, owner of the machine, told officers she pushed the car from the garage when It fulled to start und It sped down tho grade through an intersection, leaped a curb and ploughed through thick shrubbery before striking Mrs, Mnury. ; Mrs. Puschoal, who suffered a j sprained wrist and cuts attempting | to stop the miirhlnf. wax booked i on u negligent homicide charge. Dick Merrill and Harry Richman in Flight to Newfoundland PLAN ATLANTIC HOP Would Leave Friday for London; Return to N. Y., Sunday LATE BULLETIN NEWARK, N. ,1.. Aug. 27. (A. P.) Dirk Merrill and Harry Kichman landed their monoplane "Lady Peace" at Newark Airport early tonight after a 710-mile rouml- trlp flight along the New England coast. (United Press Leased Wire) TVEW YORK, Aug. 27.—Dick Mer- 11 rill, one ot the best known transport pilots in the country, and Harry Richmaii, night club singer, left at 9:26 a. m. today in their big Vultee monoplane on a test flight to Newfoundland and back. Before . leaving Floyd Bennett Airport, the flyers, who propose to make a round-trip flight to Europe, said they were flying to Newfoundland merely "to look over tho ground on the first leg of our projected transatlantic crossing." Richman said he thought the flight to Newfoundland and return would take about 10 hours. Asked whether ho and Merrill planned to slip off on their ocean trip from Newfoundland without any advance notice, Rich man replied: "Wo have only about 600 gallons of gas In tho ship, and tho capacity is 1006 gallons. When wa start for Europe wo will have all tho gas aboard that wo can carry." May Hop Kriday Richman said ho hoped tho actual flight to London could bo started Friday afternoon, weather permitting. Tho Vultee monoplane, powered with a JOOO-horsopownr Wright engine, Is capable of a speed of 225 miles an hour, but Merrill said he hoped to crulso at 200 miles an hour. Ho said ho-Intended to avoid most of tho bad weather along tho coast by flying at 33,000 feet. If the flyers leave Kriday afternoon for London, they intend to return to New York for Sunday morning breakfast. Next Monday, Merrill Is expected to go back to his Job as senior pilot of Eastern Air Linos, from which he now la on vacation. MADRID BOMBED Landon Heads Home After Slap at Tax Bill, New Deal SELASSIE'S KIN VISITS IN ITALY (Associated Press Leased Wirt) DOME, A ug , 27.—Rat Gugia, •» fuzzy-haired ton-ln-law of Halle Selassie, itared big-eyed today at the elghti of Italy. Rewarded with • trip to the country of hli new rulere by the Italian government he visited Monfalcone today to watch construction of the battleship Vltto- rlo Veneto. Qugsa, who capitulated to the Invading Italian armies at Aduwa, said he was not anxious to return to Ethiopia's Tlgre province, of which he has been governor for seven months. Baseball Results President Enters Baked and Barren States on Trip to Succor (United Press Leaied Wire) ABOARD Roosevelt Special erf- route Bismarck, N. D., Aug. 27. President Roosevelt from the draw- Ing room of an alr-condltloned train today got his first glimpse of tho 1936 dust howl—40,000.000 acres of baked and harren farmland. As tho presidential special roared westward, the lush, rain-soaked fields of states east of the Mississippi gave way to sun-browned farm lands of North Dakota with their shriveled stalks of corn and wheat, their grasshopper menace and other products of a great drought. Farmers Wave Greeting* At occasional crossroads and way stations along tho route largo knots of farm folk stood patiently in their dust-stained clothes to wave a greeting to the chief executive who has como buck to this section for the first time in two years to nee for himself the effects of weeks ot blistering heat and no rain. In seersucker suit and broad- brimmed hat, his concession to the hot weather, Mr. Roosevelt soon after arrival in Bismarck late thin afternoon plans to enter a waiting automobile, for a drlvo through tho countryside. He will have pointed out to him typical examples of the, drought situation, talk personally, perhaps to somo of the sufferers and visit PWA projects designed to ameliorate conditions and provide work for those "broke" financially as the re- milt of thn disaster, described as the worst of its kind In the. nation's history. Before, he begins the motor tour, he will lunch aboard the train with NATIONAL LEAGUE At Pittsburgh— R. ||. j.;. i Brooklyn ;j 13 ,| I Pittsburgh fi 10 2 ! Batteries: Mungo, Pln-lps and Berres; Weaver, Bliuiton and Todd. At Ohlrago— |[. ||. j.; Philadelphia 0 U 0 Chicago ) 10 j i Batteries: Johnson, Kowallk and Atwood; llunslmw and Hartnolt. \ Xew York at Cincinnati, post- I poned, rain. AMERICAN LEAGUE j At Boston— Detroit Boston U. II. K. 4 10 1 Batteries: lirldgen and Huywortlr Grove and K. Ferrell. At Philadelphia— n. u. j.j. Chicago g li 1 Philadelphia 5 ]rj | Batteries: Dietrich, Shores and Scwell; Gumport and Hayes. At New Vorlc— n UK St. LoulH ] ;)' |' Now York 7 | ,\ Q Halterlcs: Hoffselt, KlniU-rllii ;iml Giuliani, Jlcmsley; Uroacu und Ulckcy. (Hontlnuid on /Mi/r Nrren) Five Lose Lives in Residential Fire ' \mnrlutril I'rets Leased Wire I IIONIiSDALK, Pa., Aug. 27.— Flumps roarod through a frame dwelling nl Indian On-hard early today, lulling flvi- members of a family ami Injuring two. Fin- Chief Ray Kmlih of lloiipsdiili- Halil rieor»?o Orlffln, lit. his \vlfi-, Irr-nr. 4li, iiml their children, Donald, in, Mildred. 7, and Marloiv, IL', burned to death. Jean, H, and Fay, 7, other daughters, wore partially overcome by smoke, Smith said and taken to a hospital. Smith said Jean told him her father rescued her and Kay, then returned to the blazing building to save the others. Firemen wero handicapped by lack of water. They tapped a nearby stream, but were unable to save any part of the structure. Smith said tho cause was undetermined. (Associated Press Leased Wire) \ BOARD Landon Truln 13n Route •^ to Topeka, Kan., Aug. 'il. — Governor Alf M. Landon loft behind him a charge of "wasteful" now deal upending and "cockeyed" tax legislation as he swept through Illinois today on a schedule ot 10 rear platform appearances und a vlait to Abraham Lincoln's tomb. /• The Republican nominee was speeding toward Topeka on the ro- turn leg of his first presidential campaign Invasion of the east. In the last of three addresses, he told a Buffalo, N. Y., audience that American youth faced "A heritage of debts and mortgages" through new deal expenditures. Repeal Corporation Tax! Landon demanded the Immediate repeal of.the law taxing corporations according to amounts of Income withheld from distribution. This legislation the KariHuri described aw "cockeyed." Ho said tho entire tax structure, federal and state, needed overhauling. "We are living In a fool's paradise—far beyond our Income," Landon told his Buffalo audience. HP said that "hidden taxes," which he described as taxes on "such things as food, clothing, gasoline and cigarettes" now supply 51 par cent of every dollar collected by the federal government as compared with 41 cents In 1932. "In other words," ho said, "tho share ot the cost of government fall(Continued on Page Ten) MAGNUS JOHNSON JU, LITCHFIKLD, Minn,, Aug. 27. (A. P.) -Magnus Johnson, former Congressman whose rcudy wit and frequent expletive "py golly" niudo him u familiar figure In Washing, ton a few yearn ago, was placed In an oxygen lent today as hl.i attack of pnnumonlu showed no signs of abating. Sees Crowd Aid Spanish Reds; Tells It "Mind Own Business" (United Press Leased Wire) LONG BEACH, N. Y., Atlg. 27.— Major General Smedley D. Butler, retired marine corps commander, watched 30 persons contribute to a fund for defense of tho Spanish government last night. Then ho shouted: "What In h— Is It our business what's going on in Spain? Uso. your common sense!" Tho meeting was under tho auspices of tho American League Against War and Fascism and It was reported Butler had been paid 1100 to appear, but he criticized its program of aiding the Spanish government unmercifully. 7Ie was called upon to speak Immediately after tho collection. "Well," he began, "I've been sitting here all night hearing you people K et UN Into another war. "What In h— Is It our business what » going on In Npiiln? HPIII..III- ber Iho past wars, the agitation. If we don't attend to our own linsl- n«s* we'll have our boys getting their Intestines blown out." Tho fund Butler assailed la being collected hy the League Against War und Fascism und a group of Amurl- ••an Federation of Labor Unions with tho pica thnt tho .Spanish jfov- eminent Is fighting In the cause of peace against Fascl B t rebels who would follow the policies of tin- mlll- tarlHtlc. governments of Germany and Italy. North Coast Area Main Theater of War and Issue in Doubt SANGUINARY BATTLE Socialists Reproach Both France and Britain for Coolness. KATE IHTIJ,KTW LONDON Aug. 27. (A. P.)—Rebol ulrplunr* bombarded Madrid Wednesday night, private' unrensoreil Inforiniitlon reaching London tonight assarted.' Damage to Madrid was suiil to hitve been slight. Hy L.OU1N K. KKKMI.E (United Press Leased Wire) HPHB military situation in Spain •*• today found the rebels strongly on the offensive, but meeting with, stout and stubborn resistance. The main theater of war was in the Irun-San Sebastian area on the north coast, where the rebels were making a supreme bid for a victory which would permit them to throw their forces in-with the army in. the Ouadarrama mountains for a march on Madrid. IHSIIB In Doubt Tho Issue was much In doubt. Harold IStlllnB-er, United Press correspondent observing the battle from the heights on the French side of the border, reported the rebels in tho second day of their attack wore unable to make headway and the battle apparently was a stalemate until one side or tho other gets sizeable reinforcements. Tho most accurate, first-hand information was coming from tho Iruti sector, where facts can bo ascertained hy first-hand observation and dispatched from tho French side of the border without censorship, Knots llcrlouded It was difficult to ascertain the exact situation In tho provinces south of Madrid. A government dt- creo declaring a war zono In Toledo and Ccceros provinces could be construed as a tacit admission that the LoyallstH were not doing so well. hlsowhere 'in tho country, except at Ovledo, whero the Loyalists aro engaged In a stubborn slcgo which began almost at tho start of th«war, there Is scattered fighting whenever forces of tho two sides come together. SOCIALISTS KKI'ltOACII FKANCK AND IIRITAIN Spain's Socialist strong man, declaring his war-torn country the "Ethiopia of Kurope," burst out to- Pickford Escapes Mysterious Pair (United I'ress Leased Wire} "'OHTON. Aug. 37,-llow Mary Pickford, after engaging the sixteenth floor of tho Hotel Uitz-Carlton to Insure privacy, was frightened Into flight by a mysterious couple, was related In a federal courtroom hero today at a hearing preliminary to trial of a $1 000 000 slander suit against tho actress' in Now York. The plaintiff, J. Itaymond Cornell retired Newtotiville organ manufacturer, contends Miss Pickford H lan- dored him In statements she gave tho press on that night In February laiM, when she fled under police escort to Capo Cod to neiili refugo against supposed kidnapers. Neither Miss Pickford nor Cornell was present today when Attorney Fruncta B. Burns of Boston, acting us special commissioner, begun taking thn depositions of local witnesses fur use when thn suit goes to trial In Now York Federal Court in October or Novumbor. (Continued on Payc Seven) Pope to Receive Exiled Bishops (Assnrlated Press Leased Wire) CASTEL GANDOLFO. Italy, Aug. 27.—Pope Plus will receive Spanish bishops who have taken refugo In Italy. It WIIH (named today, nn<l declare his protest against killing of priests In tho Spanish Civil War. Pri'liues wild th" pope win announce within a lew clays a special i-xplatory ceremony over which h-> will preside at St. Peter's Cathndnil upon his return to tho Vatican from vacation hi-rn. Tho pontiff was expected to makn mi adilri-HS In whlrh In, would dr- rlare to tho world his solemn protest Hgulnsl killing of priests and bishops, and destruction of churches und monasteries and schools in Spain. Among Spanish church leaders tn be received probably will bo Cardinal Tarragona Vldul y Barrac- quer. The expiatory ceremony would bo similar to 'that held by the pope at St. Peter's three years ago b>- t'ttuse of an anti-religious wave in Hussla. Prelates expressed belief the entire world would be Invited to Join In the ceremony, to bo broadcast by the Vatican radio station. lllt.'ll HIUlJUR WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. (U. P.) The Hoston iron and Metal Company of Baltimore, Md.. with a bid of T75.000 was high bidder today for thn wrapping of five destroyer* wh"n hUls HPI-O opened at the navy d*>- partmout.
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