Quad-City Times from Davenport, Iowa on December 5, 1938 · 1
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U. S. Quakers to Appeal to Nazis Philadelphia, Dec. 5. (AP) A trio of Philadelphia Quakers, members of a sect characterized by traits of peace-loving and neighborly affection, were bound for Germany Monday to plead with high Nazis, perhaps even Adolf Hitler, on behalf of Jews and other perse-cuted minorities. The group was headed by a 75-year-old college professor who helped feed destitute Ger mans after the World war. DEMOCRAT Weather Partly Cloudy, Rising Temperature. AND LEADER EIGHTY-FOURTH YEAR No. 47. DAVENPORT, IOWA, MONDAY, EVENING, DECEMBER 5, 1938. 8'xteen page PRICE FIVE CENTS 0 p m J r -3LI A uu French Germany to Deport Jewish Women From Poland, Warsaw Says Berlin, Dec. 5. (AP) A report that Jewish women of Polish origin had been ordered to leave Germany by Jan. 1 was the latest indication Monday that the anti-Semitic campaign would be widened. The report originated in Warsaw and could not be confirmed here, but a government spokesman said "it is not impossible." It was understood in Warsaw that those who had been ordered to leave were wives of Polish Jewish citizens ex pelled from Germany in October, when the Nazi govern-! ment feared new Polish passport regulations might deprive them of citizenship and leave them as German charges. The Jewish relief committee in Warsaw has estimated the number expelled at 14,000. Some of them still are at border stations unable to move in either direction and without any indication what their future is to be. Jewish informants here said they feared many of the Polish Jewish women were in Germany without passports, since passports were turned over to Polish consulates for revalidation under the new Polish law and might not have been returned. German Jews themselves awaited more decrees restricting their participation in German life. Decrees become effective Tuesday barring them from certain streets and public places. O O Assassins Attack Rumanian Officer Bucharest, Dec. 5. (AP) Two youths whom police identified as members of the illegal Iron Guard Monday shot and slightly wounded Colonel Cristesku, president of a military court, at Cernauti, northern Rumania. Four shots were fired. The colonel suffered a flesh wound. One assailant was captured and identified by police as Leonite Lututovic, 18-y ear-old student and Iron Guard member. The other escaped. Cristesku had figured in the government's drastic drive against the Iron Guard as president of a court which recently sentenced 72 students to prison for Iron Guard activities. Authorities said that in spite of the killing of the 17 prisoners last week and the arrest of more than 2,000 Iron Guard members there was a possibility that important leaders still were at large. New Jap Landing in China Seen Shanghai, Dec. S. (AP) Chinese reports Monday declared Japanese warships massed in the Gulf of Tongking were shelling Pakhoi, 70 miles east of the French Indo-China border, possibly presaging a new Japanese landing in south China. Invasion of Kwangsi province, lying between Canton and the French colony, is expected by Chinese military authorities who believe the Japanese thus will attempt to outflank China's defense forces. Severe fighting occurred Monday in the West river region which is expected to be the route of an overland attack on Kwangsi northwest from Canton. The United States gunboat Luzon sailed from Hankow Monday as the first foreign warship permitted by the Japanese to use the river since they gained control of the waterway. . Arraign Son for Chillicothe, O., Dec. 5. (AP) Robert Bready, 29, pleaded innocent Monday to the slaying of his pastor-father, Dr. Russell H. Bready of nearby Bainbridge, and was bound over to the Ross county grand jury on a first degree murder change. He was denied bond and returned to jail. :' Bready sat silently in a justice of the peace's court as his attorney, Paul Hertenstein, entered the plea. Prosecutor Lester S. Reid, who said Bready confessed he shot his father while the father took him on a walk to "sober up" early Friday, said the case would be presented to the grand jury probably Jan. 3. O O Continue Questioning Kidnaped Girl Oxon Hill, Md., Dec. 5. (AP) William B. Brown, said Monday he would turn over to state police evidence found by a private investigator in support of the story of Brown's 18-year-old daughter, Mary, that she had been abducted. The father said the evidence, which K did not dis close, proved the truth of Mary's account that three men held her captive m a shack for 30 hours. She returned home Thursday night in a dazed condition. ' State and local police, checking the girl's story, decided to question her again, even tho she still was in bed. Firm in Denying Italy Territorial Demands Pastor's Murder TUNISIA, CORSICA PROTEST Inhabitants Urged To Remain Calm. AVAIT ENVOY II Duce Not Behind Demands, Is Claim. Berlin, Dec. 5. - (UP) Nazi sources indicated Monday that Germany considered Italy's anti-French campaign "ill timed" and feared that it would embarrass the entire European appeasement program. Paris. Dee. 5. (AP) Premier Daladier flatly asserted Monday that France had no intention of giving up any part of her territory, in answer to Italian clamor for French Corsica and Tunisia. Daladier, in - a commun ique, announced his inten-: tion of visiting the two re-, gions shortly after the first of the year. . i He urged inhabitants, who have been demonstrating riotously against the Italian campaign, to remain calm. "There is no need to state that these manifestations (la Italy) will meet strong opposition against the cession of any territory over which the national flag floats," the premier declared. Doubly Significant. His statement was regarded as doubly (significant in view of pre-paiations here to receive Joachim Von Ribbontrop, German foreign minister, who is coming to Paris Tuesday to sign a Freuch-German no-war accord. Daladier did not limit his remarks to Italy's newly-raised demands. Ha also declared Fiance's resolution to demand respect for "the absolute integrity" of all French territory by "every means." Both French .and Germans agree that the war-renunciation pact, similar to the declaration signed by iteichsfuehrer Hitler and" British Prime Minister -Chamberlain at Munich last Sept, 30, would be only the starting point for further negotiations between Paris and Berlin. Pome observers believed that naladier had cleared the air for the French-German discussions with a definite expression of France's pos- itibn against coiomai ubuu hv,i either of the Fascist partners. No hitch was expected, however, to sieninc of the pact, as Daladier apparently was determined to go thru with it. "Best Response." The demonstrations of loyalty in Tunisia and Corsica, Daladier said, were "the best response that could be made" to Italy's demands. He added that a protest made oy Prance already had won a declara tion from the Italian government that demonstrations tor coiomai claims were not formulated by the government. .; That the premier made his declaration after receiving the Italian answer, however, indicated that France still believed it would he difficult in a country where public opinion and the press are as well controlled as in Italy for such a campaign to get under way without Government support. The French press, altho general ly approving the agreement, exam (Continued on Next Page) .If Shopping Ins M Four Strikes End As Fifth One Is Begun Men Return to Work in Chicago, Flint, Kenosha, New Castle. Four major strikes among the nation's organized workmen ended Monday and a new one started. Striking employes of the Fisher Body corporation at Flint, Mich,; the Nash-Kel-vinator company at Kenosha, Wis.; the Chrysler assemblv plant at New Castle, Ind., and the Cliica go stock yards returned to; woik after settlements of their j grievances. The new strike involved the Chicago American and the Chicago Herald and Examiner, Hearst evening and morning papers, whose American Newspaper Cuild employes charged "mass firings" and violation of edilorial contiacts. Along the strike front: Flint The Fisher Body corporation's G,4o(l striking employes returned to work after representatives of the United Automobile Workers union and the General Motors corporation reached an agreement, the teims of which w re not immediately made public. Settlement of the three-day strike did not come soon enough, however, to prevent a one-day stoppage of work because of cur tailment of supplies at. the Buick plant here where 10, (W0 men are employed. Kenosha Seven thousand employes of the Nash Kelvinator company and its subsidiary, the Seaman Body company, went back to work after the company agreed to reinstate 300 members o the United Automobile Workers union discharged after they staged an unauthorized sit-down strike Friday for higher wages. New CastleHenry county authorities investigated inter-union strife blamed for a thrje-day shutdown of the Chrysler assembly plant despite the fact that 3,600 employes returned to work under a settlement calling for further negotiations to settle ..he jurisdic-; tional dispute, Chicago Some 3B0 stock yards employes went back to their jobs and livestock began moving into the yards after the company agreed to recognize the Congress of Industrial Organizations as the bargaining agent for ihe 600 workers. " Chicago Guild officials said 1.-100 persons were on strike against the two Hearst newspapers demanding reemployment of discharged circulation workers and negotiations for a new guild con-tract embracing editorial and commercial employes. The managements denied there had been any contract violations, asserted the chief issue was a jurisdictional dis pute between the CIO and the American Federation of Labor which only the national labor relations board could settle, and said the newspapers would continue to publish. 22 HURT AS BUS SKIDS, OVERTURNS Philadelphia, Dec. 5. ( AP) A New York-to-Miami bus skidded from a fog blurred highway and overturned Monday, injuring 21 passengers and the driver. Automobiles of other motorists, groping thru the pre-dawn fog, were commandeered to take the injured tc hospitals. Some did not receive medical attention for an hour as drivers became lost in the fog and were unable to find the hospitals, The fog halted transcontinental and coastwise air route travel and caused three fatal automobile accidents in the Philadelphia area. STRANGER THAN FICTION This Flyer's Escape Boston, Dec. 5, (AP) A 24-year-old amateur flyer Monday told a flying adventure story as strange as any that ever came out of a meeting of aviators. Ho was Otis Cleveland, who Sunday fell out of a plane he was flying alone, was saved from an V ' Mystery Blast Wrecks Construction TCv ; 4 ' 'fr h Mr ' J- 4 . 4, x i " " iff" I WlfTI1,hiiWfi'iW tixaxAaArt..-.....-, , j... "-'in fl I ,n HI, i(,l,ril,l f,l MINI, mTI rthW TMWii Hri.f,f A 'a&riiSttSWBWWM. QAw)wMSniilNfr...,-:5MttMw,MMa Pictured above it the $15,000 crane belonging to the Massman Construction Co, Kimai City, which wa mysteriously dynamited at 1:30 a. m. Sunday in Washinflton, la. ' It ! one of two simi lar machines beinj used by the company on the $159,000 railroad underpass beinj built by th company in Washington. A reward of $500 leading to the arrest and Conviction of the personj Involved in the wrecking of the machine was offered by company officials Monday noon. Construction activities, were resumed Monday morning on the project and a crew of mechanic from the firm's headquarters Is tnroute here to repair the machine. 4 President's SonEngaged By Film Firm Jimmy Roosevelt Is Vice President of Gold-wyn, Inc. Hollywood, Dec. 5. (AP) Smiling, baldish Jimmy Roosevelt, 30-year-old former secretary to his father, the president, reported for work as Movie Maker Sam Oold-wyn's new hired hand and got his first assignment: A press conference. This was like being a member of the White House secretariat again for Jimmy, but the salary was several times better than the $10,000 a year he earned in Washington. The stipend was not announced, yet Hollywbodites guessed it would compare favorably with the $27,-000 to $49,000 annually that Roosevelt made in the insurance business before he joined h's father's staff. Announcement that Roosevelt had been appointed vice-president of Goldwyn, Inc., broke the sabbath calm in the film city Sunday. Frequent Rooseveltian visits here since he came west some time ago to recuperate from a stomach operation had indicated he might enter the movie industry. The new executive issued a statement saying he considered himself "very fortunate now to have an opportunity , . , to work with Mr. Goldwyn in continuing the record of service which this industry has so long maintained," NLRB Found Supreme Washington, Dec. 5. (UP) The supreme court Monday ruled that the National Labor Relations board employed faulty procedure in seeking to Invalidate a contract between the Consolidated Edison Co. and an American Federation of Labor union. The high court modified the board order to allow the contract to stand but upheld the remainder of the board order and confirmed board jurisdiction over utilities which are local in nature but service interstate industries. The NLUB decision was presented by Chief Justice Hughes. It was the only major, decision rendered during the day. The court divided over the case in an unusual manner. l.SOOfoot plunge to earth by a safety belt which caught around his legs, and somehow climbed back Into (he plane and pulled it out of a tailspin. Cleveland said he was leaning out a doorway at the side of the ship to lake an air photograph of IOWA HIGHWAY TRAFFIC TOLL REACHES 425 Nine Iowans Die In Auto Accidents in Last Seven Days. Des Moines, la.. Dec. 5. (API The motor vehicle death toll was boosted to 425 for the year when nine Iowans were killed in highway accidents in the last seven-day period. Two other persons were fatally injured while repairing their automobiles. The state. motor vehicle department reported 412 "traffic controlled" highway deaths to date this year, compared to 508 at the corresponding date a year ago. The unofficial total for this date a year ago, including all deaths attributed to motor vehicles, was 511. Three persons died of burns and one Mas shot while hunting. Week-end victims included: Mrs. Gretchen Evatt, 32,".vho was fatally injured when she left the curb to board a street car here, Arthur F. Walker of Moscow, la., who met death when his car went in a ditch in Muscatine county, and Clarence W. Jones, 49, of Algoua, la., who was burned to death Sunday in a tire believed to huv? been caused when a homemade gas Stove exploded In the trailer in which he lived. at Fault in Court's Ruling Justices Reed and Black, appointed by President Roosevelt, contended that the entire labor board order should have been upheld. Justices Butler and Reynolds agreed with the modification or tiie order but would have gone further to set aside the entire order on jurisdictional grounds. While over-ruling the labor board order that contractual relations between the A. F. of L. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Consolidated Ktlison be hroken off, the court rid allow that portion of the board order to stand which held that the IBKW should no longer be considered the exclusive collective bargaining agency of Consolidated employes. school buildings far below when the door gave way and he fell. "Just as suddenly as I fell out, 1 was jerked to a stop by the safety belt that lay across my knees," he said. "I can't tell you what I did during the next two minutes. Earth and sky blended Into one pallprn the motor roared -the plane Crane Ford Claims Competition Encouraged Motor Firm Head First Witness in Monopoly Hearing, Washington, Pec. 5. (UP) Fdsel B. Ford, president of the Ford Motor Co., told the monopoly invest igatinj? committee Monday that Ford patent policies encourage competition in the automobile industry. . Ford, first witness in an investigation of the use and control of patents in the nation's premier manufacturing ... industry, testified that his company did not pay or charge royalties for the use of patents, and did not sue on infringements. He was the first spokesman for dominant motor manufacturers whom the committee plans to hear. He appeared after Assistant Attorney General Thurman W, Arnold opened the patent phase of the in quiry with the assertion that antitrust enforcement must be used to remove obstacles to full industrial production. Ford said he believed "patents should be worked," and that for this reason his company maintains a policy of encouraging Inventors. Ford said his company granted patent licenses to "anyone who wain's to use them." He said the company , once collected royalties on a patent, Sn 1911, but no royalties since have been collected. HUNTING RABBITS, FATHERJCILLS SON IMtlsfield, III., Dec. 5. (AP) Theodore Jone, Jr., 13, of Rose-dale, 111., was shot and killed Sunday afternoon by his father in a hunting accident. The father had climbed a bank along the roadside and over a fence into a field. A rabbit ran out and the father Hred, The shot; passed thru the rabbit, and struck the boy in the head a3 he peered over the bank. A coroner's jury returned a verdict of accidental death. Santa Claus Surplus. St. Louis, Dec. 5. -(AP) A San. ta Claus surplus is this city's latest unemployment problem. Twelve roly-poly, jovial gentlemen listed with the Red Cross which acts as a Saint Nick exchangethus far have been unable to obtain jobs. From Death plunged downward out of control. "I managed to grab at the side of the plane as it' lurched, and to haul myself into it. I didn't h&e much trouble righting it and flew right bark to the airport (East Boston) and landed." P. S.: He didn't get tha pictures. FINANCIAL WORRY IS B I A L Wife Is Slain by Husband As She Sleeps FARM INVOLVED Mother-in-Law Witnesses 2d Death. Maquoketa, la., Dec. 5. Louis Efferdingr, 63, of Bellevue, retired farmer, shot his wife, Tillie, four times with a new .22 caliber target revolver about 6:45 a. m. Monday as she slept in bed and then fired a bullet thru his head as his mother-in-law, Mrs. Marie Setzep-fandt, who lives with the Ef-ferdings, entered the room Mrs. Efferding's "mother, who occupied an adjoining room, said she heard her daughter scream and when she entered the bedroom, Kfferding shot himself thru the Umple. Both died almost Instantly. Dr. John W. Jordan, coroner, and Arthur Janssen, county attorney made an investigation, announced the case was oue of suicide and murder and said no inquest will be held. Worry over financial difficulties was reported to have prompted the tragedy, authorities said. Farm Deal Involved. They explained that Louis Kfferding sold a farm several years ago and eventually received'payment in full from the purchaser, but he stif-fered reverses and borrowed money from a relative, giving a note purported to have been signed by the purchaser of the farm. : When the relative made a request to the farm purchaser to make a payment, the purchaser reported the note did not bear his signature and he is said to have gone to? Louis Efferding with a warning and to have given him a specified time to settle the note transaction or faca the consequences. - Mrs. Etferding is survived by two sons, Freddie, at home, and Carl serving in the XJ. S. navy, and one daughter, Mrs. Mary O'Toole, of Clinton, and by her mother. Efferd-ing has one brother, John, of Bellevue, and two sons, Stanley, of Velle-vxie, and Alvin, of Stockton, 111. The bodies were taken to the Dye funeral home la Bellevue. GERMAN REFUGEE AND HUSBAND DIE IN SUICIDE PACT New York, Dec, 5. (AP) A German refugee, Mrs. Sonja Lewis, 25, and her husband, Hudson, an English Jew, were found dead In their apartment Monday from illuminating gas poisoning, in what police described as apparently a suicide pact. Officers learned the couple had been depressed since receiving word Saturday of the sudde death of the woman's grandmother in a home for the aged in Berlin. It was said she died when Nazis b-gau to demolish the institution. SHOTGUN CHARGE KILLS GIRL, 17 Manchester, 111., Dec. 5, (AP)' A shot-gun blast which struclc her in the- breast as she sat In tha home of a neighbor Sundiy fatal to 17-year-old Marie Fisher, Dr. LeBlanc of Winchester said the girl was shot as she watched Ed Baird reload his shotgun afte he had cleaned it. A coroner's jury termed the death accidental. LOTS OF RAIN, BUT JUST HOW MUCH? LaPorle, Ind Dec. 5, fAPI This community had considerably raiu last week, but no one wi:l ever know just hew much. The I'. S. weather bureau's brass ri'n 2;iiigt) stntrn. M"temolijf!; Herbert .1. Link reported he iound parts of the irstr'ui!nt i.i a junk aid vhno the b:m hat been told for l.i2. IE

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