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179. 23 PAGES DAYTON, OHIO. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1938 Nazi Members Of New Austrian Cabinet Unidentified Cabinet With Nazi Influence an Is Sixth Senate Kills Proposal To Limit Debate BULLETIN WASHINGTON, Kcb. 16. UP) The senate rejected today a motion for limiting debate on the niiti-lynehing bill.

AVASlIlNtiTONT Feb. 16. CP) Senate leaders forecast defeat today for a motion to curb the anti-lynching fili Traffic Victim ules Austria i CA 4 I II i 1 I buster, but they said the bi A little more than 10 hours after the first auto fatality of the month in Dayton was recorded Tuesday night, a second man was killed by nil auto, raising the toll for the year to six. Doth victims were pedestrians. The first victim was Tilden R.

Tracy, f4, of 3315 Linden who was struck at the intersection of St, Charles and Linden av. by the auto of Leonard Lane, 33, of R. R. 8, Xenia pike. Traveling west on would not be shelved until the $250,000,000 emergency relief appropriation is ready for consideration.

The house called up the relief bill at noon, only an hour before the time set for a senate vote on drastic limitation of the auti-lynch-ing debate, Supporters of the anti-lynching bill said in advance that defeat of their proposed curb on spoechmak-ing would mean the death of the CI') WIKLI'HUIOS measure for this session of congress, Judge Howell Athlete Will Be Witness In Felt. lti.HeiUioit the crririirnl by Chancellor Hurl in irtiif day brought new hope to Am-Irian naiia of rioter rooperation illi (iermany. Among natl ivm-pathiter involved In the channel are Mkharl Skubl (left), neat director of lecurily immediate rontrtd of polict forceti (initio (renter), mio be-rame foreign affair) miniiter, and Dr. F.dmund (Aaine-ltorte-nan (right), reappointed to the rabinet at milliliter H'i'lioiil Navy Building Data Placed In "Secret" File WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.

(IP) The United States navy; abandoning a Dl-year-old policy, transferred 1o its "secret" file all information on bow work is progressing on Avarsliip construction. Officially, the navy referred to the order merely as "in the interest of public Heretofore, periodical reports have listed each vessel's percentage of completion. Speculation dealt with two possible reasons: That the navy wanted to give no foreign power any more information than necessary, and that there may have been some construction delays which officials think could best be overcome in privacy. Yesterday's construction report withheld percentage figures and announcement of any delays. A month ago the report had indicated construction of 15 destroyers and two aircraft carriers would be delayed.

The navy currently is building fi3 warships and two auxiliaries. A comparison of reports indicated five, including the light cruiser Brooklyn, were completed during the las month. It was assumed that the order for secrecy would continue during the construction of any new ships which congress might authorize under an $800,000,000 naval expansion bill. It was said in naval CONTINIKn ON PAOK 1, COUMN 1 St. 'Charles Lane turned his auto left on Linden as Tracy crossed thn street.

Tracy suffered a skull fracture, rompound fracture of both legs and fractured ribs. The second victim was an unidentified man about 55 years old, who was struck by an auto driven by Brit King, fit, of 4.r3 S. Kilmer at Keowee and Ottawa sts. at a. m.

Wednesday. The man was dead on arrival at the Miami Valley hospital, He was six feet in height and weighed about 200 pounds. He The senate probably will discuss the relief bill Friday, assuming the house passes it quickly, and then the senate calendar will be open to such pending measures as the government reorganization bill and various appropriation bills. Although house chieftains expressed confidence the relief bill would be approved, some Republicans were opposing it and some members of thi self-styled liberal bloc wanted a larger fund. Representative Taber N.

Friend's Trial Insists He Is To Hear Case The case of Hie city of Oak-wood against Mary Mikosell. David arrested Dec. 11 on a charge of speeding, will be heard bv Fredrick W. rillLADKId'HA, Feb. 16.

TII.DEN R. TRACY "Coincidence" On Rids Is Probed COLUMHUS, Feb. 10. OT The senate committee trying to uncover evidence of graft in the state government probed today for CP)A bluc-evcd Olympic VIENNA, Feb. iJP-More than 2000 amnestied nazi convicts began leaving Austrian prisons and concentration camps today as a reorganized cabinet, with nazi influence in a powerful role assumed control of the repblic's destinies.

Their release was one of the first results of the sweeping governmental changes wrought by Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg at the behest of the leaders of Austria's powerful northern and southern neighbors, Reiehsfuehrer Hitler and Premier Mussolini. Some circles spoke of Austria as the puppet of the two totalitarian leaders as the new cabinet, containing a close friend of Hitler, two men avowedly friendly to nazi Germany and two nationalists, came into power. The changes resulted from Saturday's Berchtesgaden meeting of the German and Austrian chancellors and the advice of the Italian premier. By these changes Austria was represented as having bought "internal peace and amity abroad" the approval and support of two powerful neighbors and promises of new guarantees of her independence. The five years of strife, terrorism, propaganda and sabotage for which the amnestied nazis had been sentenced were considered at an end, with these offenses excused overnight and new peace between Austrian factions in pros-pert, The change also was considered to have dashed hopes of the monarchists for a restoration of the House of Hapsburg to the Austrian throne.

Some sources set as high as 3000 the number affected by the amnesty, including those convicted or facing sentences for illegal activity as members of the nazi party. Some of those amnestied were involved in the socialist uprising of February, 1934, and the subsequent abortive nazi putsch in which Chancellor Engelbert Doll-fuss was murdered. Throughout the current crisis Austrian organs of information have stressed ironically, in the light of events that today's gov- 01W TAKE 4, OOM'MS woman athlete awaited her turn today to testify nl. the ranking minority member of the appropriations committee, said the appropriation was not necessary. "There's only on possible excuse CONTINUED ON PAGE 1, COM MN 1 had a fair complexion and sandy hair, partly grav.

He wore old- fashioned filt boots, a brown trial of her friend, strapping Mary 'Conner, accused of the Labor Day slaying of Nancy Ulenn, five. Pretty Mrs. Marie Phillips, was one of the mainstays of the prosecution in preparing its case. At hearings shortly after Miss sweater, a blue shirt and gray trousers. In his pockets were found an old yellow gold open-face watch and 35 cents, O'Connor was arrested and charged Tracy is survived by his widow, Eva, and three sons, William, Woiidiow and Cecil.

He had been an explanation of what its counsel termed a "remarkable coincidence." The "coincidence," as described by Counsel James Mctzenhaum, rested in evidence that highway paving contractors last year received 32 state contracts on bids which were identical to the costs estimated by highway department engineers. Further, Metzenbaum- said, in numerous other instances groups of contractors submitted identical bids on projects. The 32 contracts, ha asserted in a eomittee bearing, were awarded after only one firm bid on each project. All the contracts went to firms which were members of the Hot Mix Bituminous Paving Industry of Planes Set For Flight To Peru MIAMI, Fla Feb. 16.

of the army's mightiest war planes giant four-motored "flying fortresses" were poised today for a non-stop flight of 3132 miles to Lima, Peru. Ttie planes, en route from Lang-ley Field, to Buenos Aires for the inauguration Monday of President Roberto M. Ortiz of Argen a resident of Dayton 27 years, and Howell next Wednesday. At his court Tuesday night. Judge Howell said, "I am still judge of Oakwood and intend to try all the eases brought before and he indicated definitely 1 lint, lie included the MikoscH'cnHe in that statement.

Elbert Mikosell, Dayton attorney and husband of the defendant Mary Mikesell filed an affidavit of prejudice against Judge Howell. Common Pleas Judge Franklin G. Krehbiel heard what testimony was offered and refused to remove Judge Howell, but recommended that Judge Howell voluntarily step down from the bench in this case. Judge Howell indicated Tuesday he intends no such course of action. Among his claims that Judge Howell was prejudiced, Mikesell offered the dockets of the Oak-wood court.

He claimed, by his methods of computation that last year Judge Howell had heard 412 traffic violation cases and found every defendant guilty. Mikesell said that showed bias in favor of the police department. Tuesday night Judge Howell heard 30 traffic violation cases in CONTINTEO ON PAOK 4. COI.I MN ior me last 23 had been employed as bookkeeper at the American Express Co, office. Tijuana Is Ruled By Martial Law TIJUANA, Feb.

Id tina, were scheduled to take off at midnight. From Lima the huge bombers, carrying 60 officers and men, will attempt another non-stop flight of miles to Buenos Aires. The planes arrived yesterday after a flight of slightly more than five hours from Langley Ohio, the committee was told. C. Simpson of Columbus, executive secretary of the association, said he could give no explanation for the similarity of bids, but insisted that so far as he knew thera was no collusion by the competing firms.

The committee turned to other witnesses today and Metzenbaum said that Simpson would be called back later. Man Killed When Train Hits Truck SPRINGFIELD, Feb. 16. James Nelson, 30, Cincinnati trucker, was dead in City hospital today from injuries suffered when bis truck was hit by a Big Four passenger train near Enon, three miles east of Osborn, yesterday afternoon. The locomotive was disabled and the train was deayed an hour.

Nelson, driver for the Desalbo Construction was going to a gravel pit for machinery. Two Girls Given Life Sentences Newark, n. Feb. ib. wi- Two young women convicted of slaying bus driver in a $2.10 holdup were sentenced today to spend the rest of their lives in prison.

Only a formality, inasmuch as a jury of 12 married men last night returned a verdict of first degree murder with a recommendation for mercy making life imprisonment mandatory the sentencing took less than 10 minutes. As Mrs, Ethel "Runny" SoW, 20-year-old policeman's daughter, and Genevieve Owens, IS, stood with bowed heads, Judge Daniel J. Bren-nan repeated the jury's verdict. Then he added: "Therefore the sentence of the court is that you be sentenced to hard labor in prison for your natural lives." Both girls were pale and nervous, The mannish "Bunny" sobbed, "Jenny" kept licking her lips. Both held handkerchiefs to their faces, Genevieve held Ethel's arm.

Patrolman and Mrs. Frank Strouse1, parents of Mrs. Sohl, were in the courtroom, their eyes red from weeping. A nurse accompanied Mrs. Strouse who was unable to be present for the final day of trial yesterday.

As soon as the sentence was imposed, the girls were led quickly Field, some 1000 miles. Lieut. Col Robert Olds is flight commander. Lieut. D.

R. Gibbs, spokesman for the flight, said the planes with the killing of the child, it was Mrs. Phillips who said: "She told me she was 'responsible'." That admission, Mrs. Phillips said, came several days before Detective Capt. John T.

Murphy took the 10-year-old girl athlete into custody. The Olympic gymnast did not figure in the first two days of the proceedings. Under bond as a material witness, she silt in the court room as an interested spectator, Detective Murphy was on the stand as court adjourned last night. He was permitted to testify concerning the questions he said he asked Miss O'Connor at the time of her arrest, but the court refused to admit as evidence a written statement that Murphy claimed she made at that time. Murphy quoted Miss O'Connor as saying: "It was an accident.

The detective testified further the girl athlete told him: "She got on my nerves and I hit her." A crumpled piece of tin covered Nancy's body when found by her father, Joseph Glenn, and her 7-year-old brother, Joseph, on a secluded road. The coroner reported water in the child's lungs and stomach. Her face was immersed In the mud. Dr. William S.

Wadsworth, coroner's physician, testified yesterday there were bruises on Nancy's legs and arms and on the throat under the jaw, Assistant District Attorney Charles C. Gordon has asked the would attempt to fly non-stop to Lima only if weather conditions were favorable, If bad weather was encountered, he said, they would stop at Frr.nce Field, Canal Zone. Lieut. Gibbs said the primary purpose of the flight was a good will mission and not a record, but FIREMAN-WIDOWER DONS MONK'S ROBES ELIZABETH, N. Feb.

16. UPlMichael Anton, 31, has turned in his fireman's togs to don the robes of a monk. A fireman for eight years and a recent widower, he has spent a six months probationary period in the Christian Brothers' Monastery order, and last night handed his resignation to the fire commissioners. that, if the non-stop hop to Lima were successful, it would establish a new distance mark for the army air corps. The.

distance, he said, is approximately that covered by navy planes on flights Machine guns and martial law ruled Tijuana today after bloody rioting yesterday in which a mob of 800 men and women fought unsuccessfully to lynch the accused sex-slayer of an 8-year-old Mexican girl. At least a dozen persons were injured by bullets or trampled in the riot, police headquarters and a temporary jail were burned hy the mob and the federal building was damaged. Unconfirmed reports said a child and two adults were slain in street fighting between the mob and soldiers, who fired into the crowd before order could be restored. A young Tijuana soldier, held as the attack-slayer of Olga Comacho, whs the object of vengeance. Gen.

Manuel Contrcras, commander of the military uone here, said the man had confessed and was held at a secret spot. The girl, daughter of a bartender, disappeared Sunday night. Her body was found next day in a garage and Mediral Examiner Dr. Ralph Orsonio said she apparently had been criminally attacked after being killed by strangulation or a blow on the head. Business was virtually at a standstill today as soldiers Were posted on roofs of buildings commanding views of principal streets.

Machine guns were mounted at strategic corners. All cafes, night clubs and saloons were closed. Gen Contreras, who tried to halt the mob by shouting "justice will be meted out to this prisoner!" was reported to have unsuccessfully requested President Lazaro Cardenas to turn the accused slayer over to citizens or execute him. Mexican law does not provide the death penalty for such a crime, from California to Hawaii, Legion Not To Blame, Says Bund Leader CLEVELAND, Feb. 16.

G. Wilbelm Kunze, German-American bund organizer, today held patriotic organizations blameless in connection with fighting which broke up a bund meeting in Buffalo Sunday night. Kunze told several hundred members attending a closed meeting of the organization here last night that as far as he was able to determine, the American Legion and other patriotic organizations had nothing to do with the Buffalo demonstration. Standing beneath two lighted swastikas and flanked by men wearing nazi belts, Kunze said it was his opinion "the men who started the trouble had a few too many beers." "Generally, as far as patriotic organizations are concerned, we are on friendly terms with them," the bund leader said. He said the bund was against any and all atheism, against all subversive internationalism and against the indiscriminate mixture of Aryan and Asiatic or African races.

"We want to preserve the culture in which America has been built and keep people of our own kind controlling the public mind." Fail To Agree On Wright's Sanity LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16. Wl Inability of a jury to reach a verdict on Faul A. Wright's sanity increased today the possibility another costly trial may be necessary for the convicted slayer. The same jury that required only four hours Saturday to decide Wright was guilty of manslaughter for shooting his wife and his friend, John Kimmel, has deliberated 16 hours since Monday on his plea of innocent by reason cf insanity.

Late today, it. was indicated, Superior Judge Ingall Bull may discharge the weary jurors, eight men and four women. Prosecution and defense council estimated a mistrial on the sanity issue probably would take three weeks, including a review of all evidence in Wright's murder trial. A verdict that Wright was temporarily insane when he committed the double killing would free him. If found sane, Wright would face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

Defense Attorney Jerry Giesler said he is prepared to file a motion for a new trial if Wright is declared sane. If the motion is denied Giesler intends to appeal. Hundreds of "fan" letters from various parts of the country have poured in to trial attorneys. Some praised, some condemned the pros- ecution's case. Most of Wright's letters consoled hinij Giesler said.

Delegation Welcomes Hoover At Le Havre LE HAVRE, France, Feb. Former President Herbert Hoover arrived from New York today on a "sentimental visit" to Belgium, which as Belgian relief commissioner he helped feed during the World War. He said he would spend several weeks in Europe and travel through France and Switzerland after leaving Belgium. A reception committee of French and American officials greeted him when the Washington docked. They included the departmental sub-prefect, Charles Perie, and the American consul, Samuel Wiley.

There was a delegation also from the Faris embassy, Consul General Robert D. Murphy, and military and naval attaches Lieut. Col. Hordce II. Fuller and Capt.

Francis Cogswell. "Aunt Jenny" Talbott Gay In Observing 101st Anniversary jury to convict Miss O'Connor of from the courtroom. They will be Weather Delays Rescue Of Four MOSCOW, Feb. 16. UP-Bad weather in the neighborhood of the drifting ice floe camp of four stranded Russian scientists today delayed attempts of airplanes to fly to the floe from nearby rescua ships.

Thick Tee kept the ships tin icebreaker Murman 12 miles away and the Icebreaker Taimyr, about the same distance from reaching the floe. Planes from both ships flew over the area yesterday but failed to locate the camp because of poor visibility. Flurries of snow and an overcast sky along the Greenland coast, near the site of tho rescue operations, were reported during the night. Circus Executive Is Injured By Gorilla SARASOTA, Feb. Physicians took precautions today against possible infection of injuries inflicted upon John Ring-ling North, Circus executive, by huge gorilla.

The gorilla, named "Gargantusj the Great," bit North's arm yesterday as he was standing before tha animal's cage. Anti-tetanus serum was administered after Richard Kroner, tha animal's keeper, beat off the gorilla. Thysicians explained the bites were dangerous becauseof the possibility of infection. North is executive head of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus, which is in winter quarters here. murder but said he would "leave the door open" for it to decide whether she should go to the electric chair.

Miss O'Connor pleaded innocent as the trial opened. confined here for 48 hours, then will be taken first to Trenton state prison and later will be transfered to the women's prison at Clinton, i I Frisco Turns Tables; Asks London If It's Still There SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. l6.MP)Sn Francisco reversed London with reverse English today when a morning newspaper (Examiner) reporter, weary at queries from London newspapers about imaginary major disasters here, phoned the Iindon Daily Sketch to ask if a storm had swept that city into the North sea. REPORT KING GEORGE TO VISIT CHANGE NAME OF PLAZA TO THEODORE ROOSEVELT BUFFALO, N. Feb.

UP) Roosevelt Plaza, a small area in downtown Buffalo, had an extra name today Theodore. The city council changed tho name to Theodore Roosevelt Plaza at the request of Spanish War veterans who said they wanted to be sure that everyone knew which "Roosevelt" the plaza was named after, "Oh, I say. Are you pulling my leg?" "I wouldn't telephone R(M)0 LONDON, Feb. 16. Daily Mail said today that King George planned to visit each of the British dominions within the next few years to "establish personal contact with his peoples." The paper said Canada probably would be the first on the king's itinerary.

ill miles," the San Franciscan de- I UA II I I I el I lareo, 10 pun a cnap leg. I V--: To which the assistant replied with finality: "It wasn't any storm, at all." And hung up. Trade Experts Sail LONDON, Feb. Nine British trade experts sailed aboard the Queen Mary today to enter Washington negotiations for a new Anglo-American trade treaty. A.

E. Overton, second secretary of the board of trade, headed the. party. Gallipolis Friends Recall Mclntyre As "Regular Guy" JOHN H. COI.BL'RN GALLIPOLIS, 0., Feb.

The carefree days when "Dunk" Mclntyre swung from a home-made trapeze in McCormick's livery stable were recalled today by mourning intimates of columnist Oscar Odd Mclntyre. Hitler Seen As Moving Toward Political Control Of Austria BY PKW1TT M'KKNIE AB.wllfd rrwn Fowlra Affulri Wrllff NEW YORK, Feb. 16. The inclusion of ministers sympathetic to Adolf Hitler in the new Austrian cabinet means that Dcr Fuehrer is moving again definitely towards political control of his small neighbor, and perhaps even union of the two countries. i a tew weess ago when a gasoline storage tank burned in a remote part of the business district, the London papers phoned to find out about "streets running with flame." Last week vhen a gale blew down a few trees London papers phoned to ask if San Francisco would be rebuilt.

"Are you there?" asked the reporter. When the London editor repliecThe was, the reporter asked, "Well is London there?" He explained he had heard reports the storm had nudged the city into the North Sea. "Oh, no," replied the editor. "It isn't like that, at all." He put the reporter in touch with an assistant editor who could clear up the storm reports. "It was rather a good storm," said the assistant.

"At Norfolk the sea ran in five miles, but that happens fairly regularly" "But what about London itself?" the San Franciscan persisted. "Isn't the city almost done in? Didn't your subway flood and drown thousands like rats?" "Oh, good gracious, no. You see "Didn't his majesty and the royal family have to flee Buckingham in a punt? Didn't Iindon bridge fall down Didn't" "Aunl Jenny Talbott "Dunk was a regular guy," wasf Banker Harry Maddy's description Europe had been anxiously ex- pectmg Hitler to reach again towards AuMria as part of his TODAY'S NEWS FEATURES Tage Angelo Patri 16 Comics 20-21 News Sidelights 20 Editorials 12 Betty Fairfax 16 Financial 22 Hugh Johnson 13 Lemuel Parton 9 Radio 11 R. Time Tables 20 Serial Story 2t Society 17 Sports' 18, ID, 27 Theaters 8 Washington Merry (in Round 13 Women's Tages lfi 24 "Aunt Jenny" Talbott christened Virginia was 101 years old Wednesday, In her suite at the Miami hotel, which she Bhares with her sister, Miss Molly Talbott, she quietly celebrated the passing of one year over a century. With her on this unusual occasion were her niece, Mrs.

Robert Thruston Houk, and Mr. Houk and her great-nieces and nephews, Mrs. Ceorge Shaw Greene, Mrs. Phillip Schuyler Church and Nelson S. Talbott.

The luncheon table was centered with a birthday cake bearing 101 candles. the opinion that a clock-like punctuality that governed the daily life of Mclntyre hastened his death by several years. "He walked a little bit each day, that was part of his daily program, but I knew him to take no other exercise," reminisced Mrs. Kerns, who accompanied the Mclntyres on their last trip to Los Angeles three years ago, Maddy and Mclntyre, who began a newspaper career at the age of 12 by publishing a one-page paper here, went to school and Smiling at the photographer and over the fact that one of her birthday gifts was a corsage, which she is holding, Miss Talbott posed for this picture just before luncheon Wednesday, She is in good health and her eyesight and hearing are both exceptional for a person of her years. The Misses Talbott came to Dayton to reside over 20 years ago.

They are sisters of the late John Talbott, who made his home the latter part of his life with his son and daughter-in-law, the late Mr. and Mrs. H. Fi. Talbott, at "Runnymedo," of the noted writer of Broadway highlights whose body was to be brought back today to his adopted home.

But a little 83-year-old woman, known to thousands of Mclntyre's "New York Day By Day" readers as "Aunt Emma," expressed a rentherly belief that had he been more carefree in later years, his heart would not have failed him in New York last Monday, five days before his 54th birthday. Mrs. Emma Kerns, an aunt of Mrs, Mclntyre, inclined toward is to make the local nazis do tha work, supported by every ounce of help that Berlin can provid short of official armed assistance. The free city of Danzig was nazified in that way. This schema is now being worked intensively in Czechoslovakia another country which Germans admit freely they covet.

The position in Austria might be very favorable to the razis were it not for tie fact that it is a corporate slats in which psrlia- CONTIXVED ON AG COLfMSl program of "expansion eastward. Austria is in a most unhappy position. She can't stand up to her powerful neighbor alone, and Mussolini das withdrawn the protecting arm which he threw about her at the time of Chancellor Doll-fuss' assassination in 1934 a tragedy which many charged to naxis. The fuehrer would appear to he working along lines similar to those used elsewhere. The idea COMIMED OH FACE COLUMN.

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