The Morning Herald from Hagerstown, Maryland on January 11, 1938 · Page 1
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Good Morning The firemen hav spoken on the lire whistle. They want It. MORNING HERALD Weather Forecast Cloudy with slowly rlstntf temperature followed by light rain ot snow Tuesday, Wednesday rain ana w.irmer. Colder "Wednesday nlg^t* VOL. XLII, NO. 9. t'rc«« Ron 6,500 HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND, SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS. TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1938. WRECKAGE OF PLANE IS FOUND Northwest Airliner, with Nine Aboard, Falls in Mountain PLANE IN FLAMES FOLLOWING CRASH little Hope Held of Rescuing Any of Crew or I Passengers ' Bozernan, Mont., Jan. 10 (#>) C. A. Larson and Glenn White, ranchers, reported today they saw a Northwest Airlines plane crash 14 miles northeast of Bozeman today but were unable to rescue passengers because of flames enveloping the wreckage. Ranchers told Sheriff Lovltt I. Westlake and forest rangers that it appeared improbable any of the passengers or crew could have escaped the crash and fire. They said they had no idea ho)v many were aboard, hut Northwest Airlines at St. Paul reported nine were on the ship—five passengers and four company employes. Plane In Spin he ranchers said the plane went into a spin 200 feet from where they were cutting timber, and burst into flames as it hit the ground. The passenger and crew list, given out by the.airline: In addition to Nick Mamer, pilot, and F. W. West, co-pilot, both ot Spokane, Northwest Airlines reported the ship carried: G. A. Anderson, Spokane, "Wash. V. McKay, the Hudson Bay Co., Winnipeg, Canada. L Levin, Butte, Mont. Walter Ton, Postofficc Department, St. Paul, Minn. W K Borgenheimer, Basin, Mont. Al H Croonquist, Billings, Mont., state traffic manager for Montana for Northwest Airlines. Ted Anderson, St. Paul, mechanic in the St. Paul shops of Northwest Airlines. Body Thrown Clear The ranchers who were cutting timber in the gulleygaahed Brldg- er mountains said one body was thrown clear of the wreckage hut landed so close to the flaming fuselage they could not reach it. They said this person, apparently a man, appeared either unconscious or dead. The ranchers hurried to the nign- Ttay to get aid and there met the •nowshoe and ski-equipped sheriff and rangers enronte to the isolated scene. The sheriff continued toward the plane. Mountains in the area are from 8 000 to 10,000 feet high, and from s!ooO to 5,000 feet ahove the floor of the Gallatin valley, which is followed by planes. A windstorm had been raging HI the mountains through the afternoon, but weather was fairly clear at the time of the crash. A f*s settled later. At least two olher ranchers said they too witnessed the crash. Because of the storm, Sheriff Westlake came out from the isolated crash scene with his parly and said no attempt would he made to return until morning. The plane, a new 14-nassengnr (Continued o^ Page 12) Sees Job Increase Robert E. Wood Testifying in Washington hefore the Senate committee on unemployment,' Robert E. Wood, president of the Sears, Roebuck & Co., of Chicago, fold the committee that employment in the consumer industries would increase by March or April. MEMBERSHIP ASKS FOR FIRE WHISTLE Enter prise Firemen, ot Meeting, Vote for Fire Horn If the Mayor and Council carries out the wishes of the Western Enterprise Fire Company, they will purchase a fire horn to replace a bell which has been in use since the turn of the century. Mayor W. Lee Elgin told the standing committee of the Western Enterprise Company last Thursday night that the officials would be guided by the vote ot the firemen. Since that time, reports stale, a ilorm of protest has arisen from other citizens in, the western sec- lion of the city. A petition to "kill" the vote of the firemen is reported in circulation. A number of persons have complained that the horn is entirely too loud.' Firemnn conlend, however, thai the bell is ineffective and that the loud horn better serves the purpose. They claim they are unable to hear the bell for more than a few blocks and that many times they do not know an alarm has been sounded. A lest of the horn last, week brought many complaints. A more gentle sounding horn is reported en route here for a test. KENNEDY ANNOUNCES Baltimore, .Inn. 10 (#>)—Stale Senator Raymond K. Kennedy (5th, Baltimore) announced loday for re-election. He is the first of the city's six Senators to announce. Kennedy was elected in Nov., 1!IS6, to fill the unexpired termof Thai-man C. Atkinson, who died a few days before the 11*35 Legislature met. ACTOR IS WEDDED Hollywood, Jan. 10, (#•).—Lnn Cl'aney, ,lr., actor-son., of the late siar, admitted loday that he and Palsy Reck, a non-professional, were married Oct. 1. DISPEL "FOG OF UNCERTAINTY" DU PONT TELLS SENATE GROUP Business Leaders, in Testifying of Hearing, Deny Business Has Gone on Strike—Government Cooperation Urged Washington, .Inn. 10 (If)— Business call 'pull itself out of its slump if it, is given co-operation by government, induslriyl lenders told the Seiinle Unemployment Committee todny. Both Laniniol. Du rout, president of the K, I. I)n Pont do Nemours and Company, and Dr. Claudius T. Murchisoii, president of the Cotton Textile Institute, dollied at a coniinilten hearing that business had gone "on strike" against the Administration. The president of the Delaware chemical company urged that government and Iiuslncsi "lake counsel together In a spirit ot fore- hearauco and co-operation." The "fog of uncertainty" should he dispelled, he said. Murchlson called for repeal of the undistributed surplus tax and said government regulation should he directed "only to those purposed which are general, funds- menial, clearly necessary and apparent." Meanwhile, the While House announced that I'l-psldonl Roosevelt would resume conferences tomorrow business leaders. , lie In- »lled John Carpenter ot the Texas Power and Light Company of Dallas and A. B. West of the Nevada- California Hlectric Corporation of Riverside, Cal. At these meetings, Mr. Roosevelt has heen discussing methods of expanding utility construction, and urging general application by the utilities of the "prudent, investment" theory o r valuation [or rale making purposes. Du Pont, who recently proposed that Industry spend $26,000,000,000 In capital investment 'if government would co-oporiitc. said his firm is "playing hall." The Du Pont Company, he explained, Intends to spend $35,000,000 for expansion tins year despite the firm's estimate? that its sales will he 211 per cent less in the first, six months of 19.18 than in the similar period of 11)37 "I believe," he said, "that business will recover only in an atmosphere of confidence In private Industry, a wider undn'rslnndhiR that the main burden of re-employment must, full nn Industry, not on government; that recovery coined about by a greater production and consumption of goods and services, The dlsnemlnnt.lon oC this alniospherr ihouldt .be lostero^. • i Harrison Warns OE Split Over Issue Mississippi Senator Declares That Northern Support of Anti Lynching May Produce Break—Fight to The End Promised Washington, Jan, 10 (#)—South-1 ern Senators fighting the anti- lynching bill warned Northern Democrats today that their support o£ the measure might produce a. parly split. "Beware, gentlemen, beware,' Senator Harrison (D-Miss) advised Democrats supporting the proposal. "Your action may be most momentous, la the faith of the South to be broken? Is its love for the Democratic party to he shattered?" Senator Miller (D-Ark) joined Harrison in the discussion to assert that the Southern people would "revolt" if the "long hand of flio Federal government" reached into their communities. Harrison also advised presidential and Supreme Court aspirants in the Senate to "stop, look and listen" before voting for the anti- lyiicU bill. He said the South had been loyal to the Democratic party because it believed the party would cooperate in "protecting the white civilization of the South." "But now," he thundered, "wo see the terrible situation of a Demo- INCREASE FORCCC REFUSED BY HOUSE Washington, Jan. 10 (/P)—The House refused today to increase by, $45,000,000 a proposed appropriation for operations of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the year beginning July 1. By a voice vote it defeated an amendment offered by Representative Johnson (D-Okla) to raise the CCC fund to $271,331,000, compared with the $226,331,000 endorsed by the Budget Bureau and carried in the independent offices bill. The latter figure represents a rduction of $123,669,000 from the CCC appropriation for the current fiscal year. GORDY MAY ENTER (AMPAIGNJONIGHT State Comptroller Expected to Be Candidate for Governor Bel Air, Md., Jan. 10, (/I 5 ).—The next development in Maryland's already-heated Democratic gubernatorial race—formal announcement of William S. Gordy, Jr.—may come at the annual banquet of the As sociated Democratic Clubs of liar- ford County here tomorrow night. Gordy, who announced months ago he would not seek re-election next November as slate comptroller, has declined to say publicly when—or if— he will announce for Governor. The three who already have announced also will speak tomorrow niglll. They are Mayor Howard W. Jackson'of Baltimore. Attorney General Herbert R. O'Conor and St-nate President Lausdale G.- S«s- SCPI-. ' Senator Millard E. Tydiugs, announced candidate for re-election, said today in Washington he. had accepted an invitation to address Tuesday's meeting here. Tydings and Jackson are reported to have joined forces for Hie primary campaigns. .1. Wilmer Cronin. chairman of the Harford County Democratic, stale cenlral committee, said Gordy was invited to speak because "Democrats of the county expected' him In announce his candidacy. The Republican side »f Maryland's political lineup remained quiet loday. Harry T. Somerset County Slate Senator and slate labor commission!',!', is the only announced candidate! for thai parly's gubernatorial nomination. lclsiON OF COURT IS EXPECTED Wa»hlnglon7~J!<n~ ]0 ("'> ^ A " early Supreme Court decision on I he'Roosevelt 'Administration law regulating utility holding companies appeared probable today after the high Iribnnal agreed to-hear arguments February 7. Decisions customarily are announced within a. few weeks after arguments. The Electric Bond and feharc Company had challenged the act, and Government attorneys requested disposal of the case as speedily as possible. They said that the Socnrlties Commission had delayed enforcing provisions of the act. pending a decision. MARQUESS IS KILLED London, .Jan. .10 (XT)—Henry Oil- burl. 1 Ralph Nevlll, third MIII-CIUCKS of Aborgavemiy, was killed today while hunting to hounds at Groom Bridge In Sussex. Ho was 83 years old. The marquess fell from Ills horse when It stumbled against a low wire, Jlle neck was broken, cratic majority betraying the trust of the Southern people and destroying the things they have idolized and in which they believed." The bill was an "insull" to the Southern people, he charged. The Mississippian poked fun at "the sweet, amiable gentlemen" who, he said, "answered with fluttering hearts" when called from the Senale chamber because tliey believed the call might mean news of their nomination to Hie Supreme Court. These men had best beware, be declared, adding that they would not "add anything to their standing as lawyers or their qualifications for the highest court" by voting for "such a legislative monstrosity" as the anti-lynching bill. The bill would "ravish the stitntion, violate every principle of local self government and rob the sovereignty of the states," he said. Miller told the Senate the bill was "not aimed at the South anymore than it is aimed at our form of government." It would soitiel the death-knell of the right of slates to regulate their own affairs, he said. SPEAKERS REVIEW KIWANIS PROGRAM Successful Midwinter Conference of District Is Held Here The mid-winter conference of the Capital District ot Kiwanis Clubs, comprising the District of Columbia and three states, came to a successful close at Hotel Alexander yesterday afternoon following number of discussions pertaining to betterment of the clubs in the district. A total ot Kill delegates attended the session which opened yesterday morning. They represented 4!) out of the 5:> clubs in the district. After the conference was openei yesterday morning with invocatioi by the Rev. Dr. F. Berry Plummet and welcome by Mayor tilgin, to gellier with several talks im-lndin:, the nre>ssag(3 of the district go noi', a luncheon was held beginning at 1 o'clock when delegates met with the liagerstown Kiwanis Club Allen I. Myers, recently elected president of the local club, presided. The principal speaker was Henry Holzapfel, Jr., who had something to say regarding efforls for peace and what part Kiwanians could do In helping such an aim. Objectives Outlined The delegates were a little behind in their morning schedule two talks scheduled for the morning were transfered to the afternoon. Charles W. Pimper, Washing- Ion chairman of district's underprivileged children's work, snofe on this subject; Michael P. Smith, Rcisterstown. Md., spoke in place of L. 3. Roper; Past Oovernoi Henry Converse, l-lan-isonburg, Va., while speaking on the subject of "The Forgotten Man", did nol olude to politics but used that term to refer to former members of various clubs in the district who to" vaious reasons had dropped their memberships. He suggested severs! ways in which it might be possible to get some of these men back into Kiwanis. Other speakers included C. Waller Coin, Towson past dis- (Continued on Page 12) Women Take Field in China Defense Hankow, Jan. 10 (IF). --China's Amazon warriors took Ihe Held to day against the Japanese invaders. The KwaiiRsi women's Battalion, made up of 150 young women especially picked for their bravery, physical fitness, general inte.l ligenee and marksmanship, arrived hero after a gruelling liOO-iuilo inarch for service on the Northern Front. They represent, the nucleus of whnt China's leaders intend to develop into a nation-wide army of woijcn to support the Nntlon'.i lighting men ill their struggle against Jnpnn. [' women will ho used primarily to circulate, through villages and towns, stirring up war consciousness and organizing national 'eslstance to flie invaders. Trained to shoot, to kill., Iliey were ready Tor treucli service as well. EXAMINATION OF FRANK FAY ASKED I.os Angeles, Jan. 10 (/P) —A. pay- r'.lilalrlc examination for Frank Fay was demanded today by attorneys for his ex-wife, TJni'lmra Stan- wyck, who Is resisting Fay's efforts to visit their fi-yeiir-old adopted sou, The proposal for a psychiatric examination was mnde .during arguments over Ihe filing of leu alfl : ilnvlls, attributing eccentricities and Irrational conduct to the actor, RULER CALLS JAP LEADERS TO MAP PLANS Third Imperial Conference in History to Be Held Back in Politics WAR DECLARATION REPORTED LIKELY Renewed Push Toward Suchow Appears Imminent Tokyo, Jan. 10 (/P) — The | third imperial conference in Japanese history . today was summoned before Emperor Hirohito to chart the future course of Japan's six-month j old but still undeclared war against China. A formal declaration ot war was one oE Hie sleps reported likely to result from the conference ]>efore the throne. Tokyo newspapers said Admiral Nobumasa Suyelsiigu, the powerful Home Minister, was insisting on the formal declaration of war and withdrawal of recognition of the Chinese government. Domei (Japanese News Agency) reported Ambassador Shigoru Kawagoe was expected to l>e recalled from China. The only previous imperial conferences were held in 'Sfl*! at the time of the Chinese-Japanese war and in 1904 during the Russo-Japanese war. What was described as "Japan's unshakable policy towards China" was believed already determined before the imperial conference was ordered into session formally to ratify it. The cabinet had been in almost continuous session for 48 hours, on !he program "to destroy (he anti- Japanese administration In China." Premier Prince Fumlmaro Konoye was understood to have predicated the series of policy determin- CContinued on Page 12) LINDBERGH REWARD IS GIYENJEN PEOPLE Money Is Distributed by Governor Hoffman of New Jersey Trenton, N. J., Jan. 10 (7P)—• Governor Harold G. Hoffman today gave nine men and a woman $22,000 of New Jersey's $25,000 reward for capture of the Lindbergh baby murderer He reserved the remainder for more than 100 others and reiterated his belief the case was not completely solved with the execution of Rruno Richard llauptmann. The Bronx service station manager, Walter Lyle, who jotted Haiiptmann's automobile license number on a $10 bill—part ot the $50,000 which Col. Charles A. Lindbergh paid in a futile effort to regain his child—was awarded ?7,r,oo. William J. Allen, of Trenton, ne- gro, whose discovery of the baby's body in a roadside thicket in May, 1922, ended a 72-day search for the infant, won the next largest share, $5,000. John J. Lyons, who worked with Lyle, received fl.OOO, and $2,000 shares went to William Strong, the teller who identified the note, and William F. Cody, a bank teller who picked out a $5 note naid in a New York theater as part of the ransom money. Celia Burr, theater ticket seller who identified Hanptmann as the man who gave her a $5 ransom note; Amaiidus Ilochniuth, and Millard Wbited, who said they saw Hauptmann near the Lindbergh's Sourland Mountain estate, and Joseph Perrone, taxi driver who said he took a, note from Hanpfmann to Dr. John F. Condon, ransom intermediary, each received $1.000. Charles Kossiter, who said ho saw Maupfinann near Princeton, received ?50I). Accident Victim Still Unconscious Eugene Collins, injured early on Sunday morning In an automobile accident at South Potomac street and Wilson boulevard, lapsed into unconsciousness again yesterday and was still In that state late last night. Collins .was thrown out of the an- nmobilo following a collision with the machine of Richard Honson, Paramount. 7'ollco said last night they have been iinabln. In Idonllfy tlio driver of the Collins car. The Injured man has n severe head Injury and possible brain concussion, HiHln specialists have been railed Into the case, relatives Ql'ColSns until, GIFFOHD PINCHOT GIFFORD PINCHOT TO BE CANDIDATE Former Pennsy Governor Launches Fight of a Lifetime Philadelphia, Jan. 10 (/P)(—Git- ford Pinchot, proclaiming himself ready at 72 for his political "fight oC a lifetime," announced today for the Republican nomination for Governor of Pennsylvania. Said Pinchot, twice elected G ernor and three times defeated for the United States Senate: "I am in this race to the end." Attacking the first Pennsylvania State Democratic administration in 44 years as "wasteful, sloppy, grafting misrule," the veteran whose ruddy face and white handlebar moustache for years have heen familiar in the Pennsylvania political picture appealed to all Re^ publicans for support, "Our common purpose," he de c;lared^ r 'VEo"drive out the Guffey Lawrence machine." He referred to U. S. Senatoi Joseph F. Gnffey .and David L, Lawrence, Democratic state chair man and secretary of the common wnallh. "No Individual, organization, group or faction" put him in the race, said Pinchol, "and none can take me out." Pinchot, who supported Alf M. Landon for the presidency hut often fought (lie regular Republican organization in his own state, asked for tho aid of all Republicans. "This is no lime for division within our ranks," he said. "In days gone by we Republicans could afford In indulge in factional disputes. We cannot afford them now." Pinchot's announcement, is the second formal bid for (he governorship. Last summer Mayor S. Davis Wilson of Philadelphia, announced his candidacy but did not si ate whether he would run as a Republican or a Democrat. WAR VOTE PROPOSAL DEFEATED IN HOUSE BY 209-188 VOTE Ludlow Amendment to Require Popular Approval 1$ Kept in Pigeon-hole After President Assails Plan as Likely to Embroil U. S. Washington, Jan. 10 (/P)— The proposed Ludlow amendment requiring a popular vote before a declaration of war met defeat today when the House refused, 209 to 188, to take it out of a Committee pigeonhole. Jubilant Administration men, who conducted an almost unprecedented fight to keep the measure from the floor, declared the vote killed it, at least for 1938. Before the vote President Roosevelt wrote Speaker Bankhead declaring the amendment "would encourage other nations to believe that they could violate American rights with impunity." Tonight State Department officials privately expressed gratification at the House's action, taking the position that : t facilitated the executive branch's conduct of foreign affairs. The National Council for Prevention of War declared the fight for the amendment had just begun, adding: "The exhibition today of presidential control of Congress in peace-time shows clearly that Congress cannot be counted upon to check the administration in any war crisis. * •*' The proposed amendment was ottered by Rep. Ludlow (D-Ind) three years ago. To Tiecome effective it would require a two-thirds vote ot each branch of Congress and approval by three-fourths of the states. After it had long been bottled up in the House Judiciary committee, its backers succeeded recently in getting 218 names on a petition asking that the committee be relieved of it.. That petition forced today's vote. Making one ot his rare speeches today, Speaker Bankhead read Mr. Roosevelt's letter, which said the amendment would "cripple any President in his conduct ot our foreign relations." Recalling that sponsors believed it would help keep the United States out of war, the President said he was "convinced it would have the opposite effect." Many members considered that the President's letter and personal appeals by Bankhead and Majotiry Leader Rayburn of Texas carried considerable weight with the members when the roll was called on the question of bringing the Lutllow resolution to the floor. The tally showed that 21 Re- ROOSEVELT TAKES UP NAYYPROGRAM Navy and State Dep't Officials Confer with President Bodies of Victims of Crash Located Buenos Aires, Jan. 10 (/p) —The bodies of tfduardo Jnsto, son of President Agnstin P. .Tiisto of Argentina, and eight others aboard an Argentine army plane which crashed yesterday in a remote section of northern Uruguay were found today. Captain . Juan Saenz, Uruguayan army pilot, found the wreckage on the bank .of the swollen Itacumbtl creek, about 250 miles northwest of Buenos Aires.after fighting his way through a continuance of yesterday's storm, which presumably caused the crash. "The Argentine plane was completely destroyed," he messaged. "The bodies were unrecognizable." A land rescue party the Uruguayan Ministry of the Interior reached the scene late in the afternoon. Minister, Driving Drunk, Sentenced Indiana, Pa., .Inn, 10 (/P)—A 50- year-old minister who Judge E. E. Creps said testified that ho was drinking sloe gin to cure an attack of indigestion, mid didn't know what It was, was found guilty .of driving under the Influence of liquor In Indiana counly court today. Judge Creps lined the Kcv. J. C. Glenn, of Lcmoyne, Pa., 4200 and costs, and sentenced the clergy- tnnn to servo from six to 12 months in Allegheny county workhouse. The defendant had entered a plea of no defense. In Imposing sentence, the Indi- mm president judge snld: "The courts should hnvn the help of men In your profession In this cnmpnlgn lo remove drunken dt'Jv- era Irom the highway*. tm .'..(• •• Washington, Jan. 10, (ff).— The Roosevelt Administration's program for expanding the navy may call for additional cruisers, aircraft carriers and other types, it was indicated tonight. publicans joined 188 Democrats to. defeat the move. One hundred and eleven Democrats, 64 Republicans, eight Progressives and five Parmer- Lahorites voted for the resolution. The Council for War Prevention announced, without elaboration, that the people would have another chance this year to "make their will known and elect representatives who will respond to the voice of the people and not to the crack of the Adminitration's whip." Before reading the President's letter, Bankhead told the House he was unwilling that the members stop trusting the "Chief Executive of the United States who loves , .. i peace as much as any man in the President Roosevelt reviewed the | ' ^ „ piograin with navy and state department officials today. While they to were extremely reluctant' to talk to reporters afterward, Admiral William D. Leahy, chief of naval operations, did say the construction would require new legislation. This was taken to mean that cruisers and aircraft carriers might be in the new program. Under existing legislation, known as the Vinson-Trammell act of 1934, the navy has built to the limit of its authority in carriers and .heavy cruisers. The act, authorizes 17,000 more tons of light cruisers, but these have heen proposed in rte new budget recently sent to Confess. Under the act the navy also hns permission to liulld (but Congress IIRS yet to appropriate for) nine more battleships, 64,000 tons of de. slroyers and 19,000 tons of submarines. Sheriff and Ten Others Being Held Elizabethton, Tenn., Jan. 10 (IP)— Ten persons, including Sheriff W. L. Walling of Bledsoe County, were in Carter County jail tonight pending arraignment In connection with i dynamite blast that killed three :hildren near here Friday. Sheriff J M. Moreland said that three men, booked a« White and Crave Tollett and Lee Walker, all of Plkeville, Tenn., were charged with murder and that Walling also ot Pikeville, was charged with being an accessory after the fact. The Bledsoe officer and Crave Tollett, Morelan declared, were arrested early today when they came here voluntarily- He said he arrested Walling because of his failure "to comply with our requests to arrest the Tollett boys." Carter County officers had been searching for Tollett since Friday. Maryland Votes No Washington, Jan. 10, (fl 3 ).—Maryland delegation in the House voted solidly loday against consideration of the Ludlow war referendum reso- lulion. Representatives Goldsborough, Palmisano, Kennedy. Gambrill. and Lewis all voted against consideration. The sixth member of the delegation. Rep. William P. Cole, is ill in Asheville, N. C. Reports Will Be Given at Meeting The final meeting ot "Hagerstown Santa Glaus, Inc.," the local organization which dispensed Christmas happiness to hundreds of needy children at Christmas time, will be held on the mezza- nine'floor of Hotel Alexander this evening at 7:30 o'clock. All members of the organization are requested to be present. There will be reports on the financial situation of the organization and on the results from the party held on Christmas eve at the State Armory. "Santa Clans, Inc.," while a new group, met with splendid success last year and plans will be made to continue this work again this year. Nations to Fight Mussolini Plans Budapest, 10 (fP)— Austria nud Hungary today stiffened their opposition to an Italian suggestion they join the, Romo-Berlin:Tokyo anti-Communist pact. Foreign Ministers of three' countries met privately in a conteruiice that wns expected to study tho recently Intensified conflict tit Fascist, and democratic Influences In Iho Danublan Valley. Observers believed the meeting might deter; mine tho balance ot pow»r In Southeastern Europe, . ,. , _ ' '«i' Check of Dockets Now in Progress Baltimore, Jan. 10 (ff)— A detailed investigation ot police court dockets, to determine final disposition of cases involving violations of State motor vehicles laws, ha« been In progress more than two months, Motor Vehicles Commissioner Walter H. Rudy disclosed today. Magistrates' records In every county are being checked, with the co-operation ot State Police inve«- tlgators, Rudy said. Reports have been received «0 far from about eight counties, Huting each case appealed or otherwise left open, and Including r«e« ommendattons from the Investigators for finally closing the record". INQUET. POSTPONED The into the de»tH «C Anlceto Verna, water deptrtmWt employe, who was struck by an «• tomobllo on Virginia avenue 8«t- tmlny morning, has b««n postponed until next Monday mornltf, Verna died at ths hospital MTinU hour* *K»r th«

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