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t x B THE SCRANTONI'AN, ' SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1938 x-Judge Fine Forces To Drop Pinchot For Judge James in Gubernatorial Fight ra Announcement To Be Made At His Testimonial Fete In Irem Temple, February 26 - 0 1 Carol Moves To Suppress Foes Of New Gov't. (Continued from Page 1). scheme to be worked out by administrative scientists. 3. All state officials will be forbidden to engage In any type of political activities. 4. The patriarch-premier will free all members of the Rumanian clergy from any oath other than those to state authorities (regarded as a move against the Fascist Iron Guard). 5. In the future judges can be removed from office. 6. Autonomy of universities will be abolished. 7. New regulations for the press will be worked out providing for control of the newspapers and their financial foundation (generally re- ' garded as directed against Russian and German influence In the Rumanian press). 8. In the future all Rumanian authorities must give immediate decisions on all demands made by the population. , 9. No relative of a state minister may occupy any t state position. 10. No new appointments will be made to vacant poets in the state administration. "Rumanian elements must obtain ,, preference everywhere without in , justice to the minorities living In the country for centuries, the proclamation said. "The citizenship of those, however. Who after the war used faked documents to enter Rumania and settled here, will be most severely revised. 1 The government will organize elimination of the foreign elements from the country in close collaboration with other governments in such a manner that expelled Jews will bo settled in a new fatherland as the Jews themselves wish, it said. Autobiography of Lincoln Exhibited (Continued from Page 1).' " f the time the state came into the -mter'lt was a wild region, with many bears and other, wild animals 1 etlll in the woods. There I grew up There were s.omeschools, so called . but no qualification was ever re-' quired of a teacher, beyond readln, Vrltln, and cipherin, to the rule of three. "If a straggler, supposed to understand Latin, happened to sojourn in the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course when I came of age I did not know much. Still, somehow, I could read, write and cipher to the rule of three, that was all. There was nothing to excite an ambition for education. I have not been to school since. What little advance I now have I picked up from time to time under the pressure of necessity. "I was raised to farm work, which I continued till I was twenty-two. At twenty-one I came to Illinois, and rassed the first year in Illinois, Macon county then I got to New Salem at the time in Sangaman, now in Menard county, where I remained a year as a sort of clerk in a store. Then came the Black Hawk Wars, and I was elected a captain of Volunteers, a success which gave me more pleasure than any I have had since. I went the campaign, n as elected, ran for the legislature the same year (1832) and was beaten by the peope. The next, and tnree succeeding biennial elections. I was elected to the legislature. I was not a candidate afterwards. "During the legislative period I had studied law, and removed to Springfield to practice it In 1841, 1 was once elected to the lower 1 ouse of congress. Was not a can-1 date for re-election. Whig In Politics. From 1849 to 1854, both inclusive, p actlced law more assiduously than f' er before always a Whig in polls-t s, and generally on the Whig p - ctoral tickets, making active can-i i-e8. I was losing interest In 1 i. tics, when the repeal of the Miss'1 1 cl compromise aroused me again, v. iat I have done since then is ; 'ty well known. If any personal description of me h thought desirable it may be said I ' m in height six feet four Inches n aly, weighing an average of 180 V unds, dark complexion with course b' tk hair and grey eyes. No other n srbs or brands recollected." Claim Loyalists Plot rrcnch Town Bombings Hendaye, Franco-Spanish Fron- r, Feb. 12 (U.PJ Nationalist urces asserted tonight that the I alists are planning to use alr-1 .nos painted with Nationalists i irs which would bomb French tf; Story to produce a serious inti national Incident. The airplanes would raid Catalan ' us near the French frontier and P a part of their cargo on French f ritory, the Nationalists charged. - reach frontier batteries were un-i "rtood to have been strongly re- "I'i'c I and were given orders to li'mrdatcly upon any plane T oer French territory. - N itlnnallx'a army on the f nt In Northeastern Spain ' -1 to he marking time t o a m J -r s'trinpt to ' i h t h Io iMbt - Man Who Virtually Elected Pinchot Be lieves James Winner James as Governor Would Be G. O. P. Presidential Hope Reunion in Wilkes-Barre will be a stirring drama of miitant Republicanism when, one week from next Saturday night, the forces that went down to defeat in the county elections of last November will join hands across the banquet board in Irem Temple and sound the keynote of a rally that will echo down through the May primaries and November general balloting for the election of Judge Arthur H. James as next governor of Pennsylvania. Ostensibly, the notices that went out for a testimonial to the Hon. John Sydney Fine, lately removed from the Common Please bench of Luzerne county, were as Innocuous as a bid to a birthday party. But, 'when the soup has been gurgled, the aperitifs absorbed and the February 26 dinner has gotten down to the post-prandial stage of enthusiasm, here Is what Luzerne county and the state of Pennsylvania will be given to understand: The Republican Old Guard and the Luzerne county Pinchot organization have Joined hands to nominate and elect James governor. Seek Hsrmony Judge Fine will have severed the last bond that ties him to the Pike county forester. His followers, who In the face of 40,000 WPA workers, 25 deputy attorney generals and hundreds lpon hundreds of other state, federal and emergency employes, went out last November and almost defeated the Mundy-Law cohorts, will be united with the old-line G. O. P. to make James' bid successful. Judge Fine has already, though secretly, made known the choice of himself and his organization; he has made it known to the Republican blg-wigs in Harrisburg and Philadelphia and to ex-Governor Pinchot. The Pike countyite has been told that the political budget is balanced. Offsetting the Pinchot favors to Fine, represented , in the biggest state payroll Luzerne county ever had until Dr.Xeo. Ct-Mundy, supplemented it by hundreds of new jobs, especially under the attorney general, social security, unemployment and compensation set ups, all of which supply fat salares offsetting the Pinchot appointments of Judges Fine and Coughlin at the time of death coming to Judges Woodward and Garmon; offsetting ail the old conferments from the state house, Judge Fine points to the saving of the Pinchot cause by the 27,000 perforated ballots which elected Pinchot to a second term. And that's that. From this point forward it is Fine for James and all Luzerne factions of Republicanism united for a general assault on the New Deal next November. Gun Girl" Pins Hope On Lora Weed Defense Newark, N. J., Feb. 12 (U.PJ Mrs. Ethel Sohl, New Jersey "gun girl on trial for killing William Barhorst in a bus hold-up which netted $2.10, tonight pinned her hope for lifq on a hypothetical question designed to prove she was temporarily insane" from emoklng marihuana when she embarked on a brief career of crime last November. The question, asked by her attorney, Gerald McLaughlin, required exaotly an hour to deliver, and when it was completed Dr. James C. Munch, of Philadelphia, an expert witness, said marihuana, a Mexican drug, could have "caused" the killing. The question was divided Into three parts, and sought to disclose whether marihuana smoking could have (a) caused her to plot the hold-up, (b) caused her to carry out the hold-up and (c) caused her to shoot Barhorts. Dr. Munch said all of the acts mentioned might have resulted from the use of marihuana. He previously testified that he had smoked a marihuana cigarette experimentally in 1922 and has Imagined he had "been in an ink bottle for 200 years. n Pope Pius XI Paid Anniversary Honors Vatican City, Feb. 12 (U.R) Tears of joy rolled down the cheeks of Pope Plus XI today during the celebration of the 16th anniversary of his coronation. At an Impressive' ceremony in the Sistine chapel, Cardinal Granite, Belmonte, dean of the Sacred college, expressed the elation of his colleagues that Improved health had permitted the Pope to' attend. He recalled that last year ill health had kept the Pope In bed on the coronation date. Following mass In the chapel the Cardinals assembled in the vestments hall where 29 cardinals filed past the Pontiff kissing the ring and some kissing the Popes feet The Pope was greatly moved and addressed several briefly using their first names. Hundreds of telegrams of congratulation arrived including mes--aecs from the King and Queen jf I'-iiy ami the heeds of other states. 'Pump Priming' May Be Renewed By Government (Continued from Page 1), treasurys stabilization fund; Harr' D. White, treasury monetary expert; Fiscal Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Wayne C. Taylor; and Herbert Gaston and C. B, Upham, special assistants to Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr. The conferences were held in Morgenthaus office. Although reporters were assured that no statement was forthcoming during the week-end, they were left with the impression that some lm port ant announcement might come early next week. The presence of Eccles, Golden-welser and Lochhead at the meetings led to conjecture over the possibility that the treasury might "unfreeze a portion of its cold s tor-aged" or sterilized gold fund. This would Immediately make funds available for government spending and obviate necessity for borrowing in the public money markets, s $1,200,000,000 On Hand. The treasury has more than $1,-200,000,000 available in Its sterilized gold account. At the time of threatened credit stringency last Fail, Eccles was Instrumental in inducing the treasury to release $300,000,000 of its "frozen gold. He is known to favor putting, to work an even greater portion of the treasurys inactive resources. The U. S. Chamber of Commerce in a review of the current business situation said there was evidence that the slump In industrial produc tlon had halted and that conditions may be more nearly ready for the turn than is sometlmee recognized.1 Austria, Reich Reach New Government Alliance (Continued from Page 1). advisers, met In great secrecy at Hltlera Berchtesgaden retreat, Just across the Austrian frontier. The fact that the chancellor had decided to visit Hitler was not even disclosed until he was there. A statement to officials of the Fatherland Front here set forth nine facts about the discussions; 1. The invitation for the conference was made by Hitler. 2. During the talks Schuechnlgg and Hitler sanctioned the Austro-German agreement of July 11, 1936, which guaranteed Austrias sovereignity and provided for parallel foreign- policies. 3.' Hitler again confirmed that Germany recognlzzes Austrian independence. ' 4. Hitler agreed that Germany would not support illegal activities of Austrian Nazis. 5. Maintenance of the July 11 agreement will be pursued by peaceful work. 6. Austrian Independence will remain out of any further talks. 7. New friendly discussions of all pending questions will occur. 8. It was reemphasized that Austrian independence is not to be considered in the question (this apparently was a duplication in the hurriedly prepared official communique) 9. The talks between Schuscb-nlgg and Hitler were a complete success for Schuschnlgg. England Lashed By. Worst Storm In Years (Continued from Page 1). first saw the river break through and summoned a policeman. Both of them rushed from house to house, awakening sleeping occupants. Husbands carried their wives and children to higher ground until the waters receded. The Walrus drifted upon the rocks in such a position that it was believed impossible for anyone to approach the vessel. Mountainous seas were breaking over the ship and it was feared that it would be irreparably damaged. An unknown steamer radioed for assistance from somewhere near the Humber lightship. Life boats put out to investigate. The gale lashed coastal resorts and flooded Great Yarmouth, where the river Yare was overflowing with the incoming tide. Traffic was halted on many street as the water rose. Dozens of families were marooned In upper bedrooms at Lowestoft because of the heavy flooding of the seas and the highest tide in 15 years. Tremendous waves burst over the sea walls, inundating the territory for three miles along the shore and a quarter of a mile inland. Railroad lines along the fish dock were swept away and electric cables in part of the harbor were blown down. American Tanker Crew Strikes For Pay, Bonus Gibraltar, Feb. 12 (UR). The American tanker Nantucket Chief, which was captured and later released by the Spanish Nationalists at Palma, Majorca, was held here today by a strike of crew members who alleged they had not been paid their salaries nor a bonus to Which they were entitled for the last three months. The strike prevented the scheduled sailing of the Nantucket chief for the United States today. The vessel arrived here yesterday from Palma and its crew reported that they had been virtually starved for the last 25 days. Captain J. E. Lewis asserted that he had bepn badly treated by his onptois and scoured his release only after he had paid them $5,000. Victim of Million Dollar Fire Attracted by huge column of smoke rising from a mllllon-dollar fire on the Lynn, Mass., dock-front. Rev, Michael Collin (hat off) arrived In time to administer the last rites of ths church, to Charles McIntyre, who was plunged into the icy water with eight other fireman. Aiken Advises G.O.P. It Must Revise Tactics (Continued from Page 1). all the Republican party has been doing and excusing everything it is not doing, by that all-embracing phrase, Lincoln would have had it that way, then I am afraid you will not hear a very orthodox speech from me tonight Today the Republican party attracts neither the farmer nor the industrial workers. Why notT To represent the people one must know them. Lincoln did. The Republican national leadership today does not The greatest praise I can give Lincoln on bis anniversary 1 to say that he would be ashamed of his partys leadership today. Would not Lincoln have been ashamed of ua when Frank Hague, the Democratic boss of Jersey City, forbade free speech and free assemblage, and no responsible voice In the Republican national leadership was raised to protest against this high-handed procedure? The reason was that free speech and free assemblage were being denied the C I. O., and the Tom Gird-lers of the Republican party want the C. I. O. crushed, even if a corrupt political boss of the opposing political party has to tear up the bill of rights to crush them. "I hold no brief for the C L O. I have had little experience with labor organizations. I never worked In a factory. I never owned a share of stock or had anything to say about the management of a corporation. The most I ever earned was my salary of $5,000 as governor of Vermont. Want Bill of Rights. 'But I do know that the rank and file of Republicans throughout the country are for the bill of rights no matter whether the poorest or richest of our citizens are concerned. Do you think the voice that was heard at Gettysburg would have been silent when free speech was denied at Jersey City? He who did not ask the color of their eklns would not worry If another and later group carried C. I. O, or A. F. L. or G. O. P. on their placards. "Before 1933 the Republican administration in Washington was silent too long over abuses of Wall street. Too long did Washington neglect to give serlouB study to the farmers plight Too long did Washington turn a pious eye away from the unfair treatment of labor in many, industries. Lincoln, I think, would have been ashamed of this. 'Now, the Republican national leadership is seeking a new statement of principles through a fcom-mlttee on program. Let's look at this committee on program. "It has 217 members. Of these 65, nearly one-third of the whole committee, represtnt banking, Insurance, stock and bond selling, manufacturing and business. There are 53 lawyers one-quarter of the whole membership. So in these two groups alone we find more than one-half of the committee. "Our millions of organized and unorganized workers are represented by Just four labor men. Forty per cent of the population located in rural areas are represented on the program committee by a total of 21 who are engaged in agriculture and I am afraid few -of these are dirt farmers. "A full third of the committee, moreover, represents the concentrated Industrial and financial area around New York City in the seven states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. 'Can such a committee as this, sincere as they may individually be, write convincing statement of principles for the party of Lincoln? I think not Voters Cant Be Fooled "It is idle to think we can continue to fool the voters with fine sounding statements that mean nothing. I understand that In one city tonight a Lincoln dinner will be served for 50 cents. Thats fine. But If that dinner is served for 50 cents Just os a matter of publicity and the 50-cent feeling Is not In the hearts of the Republicans participating, then we can check up another loss. "The worker and the farmer don't like to be looked down upon and have those in control of political parties attempt to fool them in this way. The worker and the farmer are educated and a politician who exchanges his tall silk hat for one of felt simply for the occasion Is not fooling them. "Now lets take a look at the New Deal. The rank and file of the Republican party is not opposed to federal leadership. The country needs it We want it We cannot tolerate Republican lip-service to the slogan of states rights simply to cover up abuses which backward states or backward big business refuses to exterminate. "We must not make the mistake of thinking we are protecting states' rights when we protest against fed eral leadership. States right need protection only against federal domination. Of late years the Republican party has not been successful In federal leadership; the New Deal seeks to be too successful In federal domination. Both theee attitudes are wrong. Reckless Hatred "Forget your hatred for the President. Stop crying "Fascist every time he makes a move. Stop worrying about reds In the white house. Because of your reckless hatred the minds of many American men and women are shut against your honest criticisms. "Remember, the people were hungry for leadership In those dark day of 1932 and 1933. Remember, he gave it to them. He dispelled the clouds of Inaction with the bright sun of leadership. But now that sun has dazzled him, and confused him, and led him far afield. 'Inspiring leadership has given way tq fumbling futility. "Hundreds of thousands of the same people who turned to Franklin Roosevelt In 1932 are turning away from him now. "But, do not delude yourselves that these thousands looking for leadership have yet turned to the Republican party! The people are Just as hungry for leadership now as they were then, and they are not getting the sort they want, either from President Roosevelt or from the Republican party. Give them Republican leadership warm, human, understanding, sound and they will turn to us. "Fail them and you will see a third party In this country Just as sure as you saw It In 1912. It will not be a party of any one class, but of men and women of all classes who will stand for neither the erratic wanderings of the New Deal nor the self-satisfied smugness of Old Guard Republicanism. , "I hops this party will be the Republican party. And it can be, If the Republican leadership catches up with the millions of men and women now in our party and with those other millions who seek a party to turn to in these troubled times. Seeks Democratic Aid Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 12 (U.PJ. John D. M. Hamilton, chairman of the Republican national committee, tonight invited insurgent Democrats to join Republicans to fight extremes of governmentallsm and reestablish the principles of Jefferson and Lincoln. Hamilton spoke before a dinner of Michigan Republicans observing Lincolns birthday. He called upon all factions to unite In a struggle against governmental domination, qrhich he said is crippling business retarding prosperity and tends to dlstroy free manhood itself. Flays New Deal Boston, Feb. 12 (U.R). Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg (R., Mich.), in a Lincoln Day address before the Middlesex club, tonight assailed the flabberbasting Inconsistency of the Roosevelt administration and predicted a coalition of Republicans and Jeffersonian Democrats to fight the New Deal. The Michigan senator, mentioned as a possible Republican candidate for president In 1940, offered proposals to restore confidence In government and combat business depression. Recalling that Lincoln was a "coaltionist, Vanderberg paid tribute to "the patriotism of many a sound Jeffersonian Democrat" and the "tremendous contribution many of them are making to the united contests against American disintegration. Claims Salmon "War" Threat to U. Peace Washington, Feb. 12 (U.R). Sen. Lewis B. Scbwellenbach (D.) Wash,, charged tonight that the Japanese "Invasion of the North raciric salmon fisheries Is "a problem which is more lively to disturb the peace of the nation than any other. , .hi speech broadcast over a na- Public Works Employes Take Vote To Strike (Continued from Page 1), the Huester administration has bean brewing since Mayor Huester took office last January 3 and his administration, following the course pursued by former administrations, began to change ths faces of the pub-llo works personnel. As far back as last November, following the election of Huester, and the shifting of the officers of the union, The Scrantonlan predicted the- union and the admlnstratlon would come to grips over the replacements In the publlo works department. r Numerous Dismissal. , Superintendent Von Bergen, once he assumed control over the city stables employes, the workmen who keep the public works services functioning, lost little time In effecting numerous dismissals. These were officially characterized by the administration as lay-offs" and furloughs but the union Insist they are outright dismissals. Three weeks ago The Scrantonlan carried the statement that budget restrictions would result In the dismissal of 60 men In the public work department It was pointed out by Director Schunk that council bad pared $28,950 In the labor Item alone from the budgetary approprla tions for highways, sewers and ash and garbage collection. He pointed cut that many of the employes were getting only a few days worfc a week, earning approximately $37 a month. He said that last year em-ployes working - out of the city stables averaged only $500 for 1937. In the event the strike goes Into effect It wiU In a measure parallel the famous Boston police strike which brought fame to President Coolldge when he declared you can not strike against the publlo welfare. It was readily admitted In official circles last night the strike if called will constitute a crisis in municipal affairs. . Thomas Martin is president of the union; William McGraw, business agent; John Brennan, chairman of the grievance committee; John Goodwin, Joseph Devine, members of the executive committee; Con O'Hora, John Bevan and Oscar Hoffman, trustees. The grievance committee Is comprised of Messrs. Brennan, Goodwin, Devine and McGraw. Wright Guilty, Faints , . After Hearing Verdict (Continued from Page 1). shot bis wlfs and Klmmel when he was overcome with a "white hot flame of rage because they were In an abnormal embrace. As a result of the verdict, Wright faces a sentence of from five to 20 years In the penitentiary or commitment to an asylum. If the jury, which will review Wrights sanity at a trial starting Monday, finds him insane he will go to the asylum. The Jury received the case yesterday. A jury of eight men and four women returned the verdict in Judge Ingall Bull's court after deliberating three hours and 45 minutes. . - The Jury had arrived at the verdict at 10:05 a. m., but court was delayed while the principals In the case were brought into court The penalty for manslaughter Is one to ten years on each count The Jury made eeparate findings that Wright was armed with a deadly weapon which makes it mandatory that he serve at least five years before he can apply for probation. The maximum manslaughter sentence Is ten years. Judge Bull will determine the length of sentence and whether they wiU be served concurrently or consecutively. Pleaded Not Guilty Wright entered a plea of not guilty by reason of Insanity to murder charges. He now will be tried on the plea of not guilty by reason of Insanity unless he should elect to change his insanity plea. While the verdict was being returned, Wright sat tensely, holding his chin In his hand. Jerry Geisler, his attorney, 111 at ease, nervously slapped hie forehead. The jury, after returning the verdict, was ordered locked up until Monday when Wright will go on trial on the Insanity plea. Both sides entered Into a stipulation that all evidence In this trial automatically would be entered in the insanity trial, which attorneys predicted would last about two days. Mrs. Marrene Klmmel, widow of the slain man, burst Into tears as the verdict was read. Wrights father, J. J. Wright, of Milwaukee, took the verdict stoically. Mrs. J. J. McBride, mother of the slain woman, and Mrs. Wright's sister, Natalie McBride, stared straight ahead. Because Wright was armed with a deadly weapon he cannot apply for probation If hls Insanity plea falls. Evangelist, 7, Wants To Be Fireman, Sleuth (Continued from Page 1). is a joyous occasion. He then launched Into the service. "Charlie married us, Mrs. Jaynes said proudly. Hls father and myself, I mean for practice of course. We were married before. But be really knows the service. The Rev. Jaynes recited It again, to prove it. He is In town with the Rev. "Happy Jack Smith, a devil-chasing evangelist from Boston, to preach eight evangelical sprmons In Brooklyn In an effort to reduce that city's sin. Chamber of Commerce Committee Approves Certain New Plans Committee named to study the proposed reorganization plans ot the Scranton Chamber of Commerce yesterday announced following a meeting that certain of the suggestions put forward should be adopted. , The groups agreed that a better representation of the various walks of city life ought to be had on the board of directors. They denied, however, that the basic dues of $30 ought to be reduced. A plan of open forums and public meetings was agreed upon. William F.l Forster, who sponsored the reform movement expressed himself as being pleased with the action of the committee. Japanese Reply Bolsters Stand For Large Navy (Continued from Page I)- . Roosevelt to summon a world arms limitation conference. Onp Influential congressional figure, who refused to comment directly on the Japanese refusal, said It would tend to clear the atmosphere and permit the navy to take advantage of the escalator clause of the London Treaty to build battleships bigger than 85,000 tona The bill provides for 105,000 tons of . additional battleships, ' which would mean three 35,000 tonners. It permits the navy, however, to de-termlne the size and it was Indicated authoritatively that If the navy de cldes on bigger ships the tonnage authorization would be increased accordingly. " Hull Reveals Stand Hulls letter to Ludlow was another move In administration efforts to convince critics of its program that the naval building plan la for defense only and not for aggression. The announcement yesterday of Chairman Carl Vinson, D., Ga, of the House Naval Affairs committee of a policy statement to be written into the bill was another feature of this drive. Ludlow had written the secretary, stating that he was "perplexed by a maze of contradictions and uncertainties In connection with the plan, but that he was for it, great as is the cost, If It "provides what Is necessary to protect our long coast lines and the Panama Canal on a defensive basis".' Japanese Move Bold Tokyo, Feb. 12, (U.PJ The Imperial Japanese government. In a series of bold moves tonight, served notice to the world of its determination to gain naval equality with the greatest of the sea powers Britain and the United States In almost Identical notes to the British, American and French governments, Japan announced that she will not reveal her naval construction plans but is aUowed to participate In a new naval limitation conference provided she la willing to dictate her fair share of the program. " Await Ratings From State Labor Bureau . The department of labor, division of unemployment compensation service, Is expected to release the ratings of those who took written and oral examinations for jobs in the local district within the next two weeks, it was said yesterday. Applicants who took the written tests are being summoned to Wilkes-Barre for oral examinations. Several hundred provisional -employes, now working In the Lackawanna county district, have taken the examinations. Their ratings will determine if they are to be permanently employed. Estranged Wife Says Mate Attempted to Smother Her Charging her husband with a variety of brutalities, which ranged from trying to smother her with a blanket to pulling her hair, Mrs. Libby Shaffer, of 902 North Washington avenue, was during the week granted a divorce from her husband, Dave Shaffer. The Shaffers were wed January 3, 1925, and were estranged three times before she finally left film on May 15, 1934. Attorney Irving L. Epstein represented the libellant. Fruit Ship, Oil Tanker Collide In Atlantic Wiami, Fla., Feb. 12 (U.R) Tropical radio reported tonight that two ships, the SS Castilla and the SS Pennsylvania Sun, had collided In the Atlantic off the North Carolina coast near Diamond Shoals, but that neither Was In Immediate danger and that both were proceeding on their courses. The Castilla, a United Fruit company vessel, was bound for New York via Philadelphia. The SS Pennsylvania Sun, an oil tanker, was bound for Texas ports, tropical radio reported. Mackay Radio reported that the SS SIboney and the SS New Jersey both within 25 miles of the Castilla, had started for -the stricken ship but had been advised their assistance was not needed. The Castilla Indicated it had hit something. ALFIE MAKES BUY. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt has bought from Anthony Pelleted the English stakes winner, Scabbard. The price was not made public, but Pollrterl paid a large sum for the star. y Youth Shot By Hazelton Man Over Romance Thos. Cooney Wounded By Wm. Jones, Father of Sweetheart. - Hazleton, Feb. 12. A courtship between Thomas Cooney, 23-year-old White Plains,, N. 'Y youth, and attractive 18-year-old Helen Jones, of Jeddo, ended abruptly tonight when the girls father, , William Jones, sent a charge of buckshot , Into Cooneys head. The Injured youth was rushed to Hazleton hospital where It was said hls chances for recovery were slim. Jones was arrested- by state and local police and was being held at the Wyoming barracks for questioning. From what the authorities learned Jones objected bitterly to the romance between the White Plains youth and hls daughter.' Delay Hearing In Toronto Baby Rara 1 t 19 Mothers Seek $500,000 Willed By Millar. Toronto, Ont., Feb. 12 (U.R) Justice . W. E. Middleton today adjourned the "elimination contest hearing called to determine the winner or winners of the $500,000 1 "Baby Race, until Feb. 25. At that time he will hear arguments concerning the standing of to of the six leading contenders. Middleton, unrufled by the task of sifting through 19 affidavits filed by contesting mothers and deciding on the leaders, said he would hear arguments concerning the eligibility of two of the nine children claimed by Mrs. Matthew Kenny which were stillborn and unnamed. HO will also attempt to settle the question of the standing of Mrs. Pauline Mae Clarke, five of wbos nine children were born after her husband left her. The courts have ruled mothers of legitimate children only are eligible for a share In the fortune. The race started Oct 81, 1926 when Charles Vance Millar died, leaving the residue of his estate, valued , at $500,000, to the Toronto mother who bore the most children in 10 years. '1 think It Is plain that mothers of eight children or less have no further interest in the estate," Justice Middleton declared. Hls statement apparently narrowed the field to elx mothers, all claiming nine children. Of these, Mrs. Kenny and Mrs. Clarke may be eliminated, leaving -Mrs. John Nagle, Mrs. John Maclean, Mrs. Alfred Smith and Mrs. Arthur Tim-leck, all of whom have nine children allegedly1 eligible, to share the fortune equally among them. i Four of the birth registrations filed by Mrs. Clarke bore the name Harry MadlU as the father. Her counsel contended Clarke was living with her again a few weeks ago and said children born of a married mother, to whom the husband had '.access were legitimate ac- , cording to law. Man Slain In Holdup With Two Young Sons Utica, N. Y Feb. 12 (U.R) State police began a search today for two brothers whose father was shot fatally In an attempted holdup of a gasoline station at Penmen earlier today. Before his death In a hospital here, the father, John Brazen, 45, admitted that his eons, Henry, 19, and t Raymond, 17, were with him when he was shot by Robert Roberts, 23-year-old gasoline stattlon attendant. According to police, the two brothers went into the station first, the father remaining in a waiting automobile. Roberts wrenched the gun from on of the youths, however, and they fled, returning a few minutes later with their father. As Brazen approached Roberts with a wrench, the attendant fired. The father and hls two sons fled In an automobile which police said had been stolen from Fred Berger of Maywood, N. J. The you! brought their father to St, Elizabe; hospital here where he died sevi hours later. C. of C. Sees Upward Trend For Bus Washington, Feb. 12 (U.PJf U. S. Chamber of Commei .discussion of the buslnep tlon said today that c f may be more nearly read turn than is sometimes rev "During the first six 1938 there have been evld declines In production j tenlng out and some ad v under way, the chaif "Whether such advance! and grow remains to b There Is reason to If business conditions 1 from domestic Influe' business itself, develop be favorable. f The chamber said t) ton, at the moment, giving more attenthj mediate business sit long-range measures Read The (

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