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POUNDED IN 1881. LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. MONDAY. DECE MUER 2, 1040 FIVE CENTa ANGLO-SPAIN Four killed at Tacoma Powder plant blast scene TACOMA. Wash.

(UP). A ton of dynamite blew up in a mixing room of the Columbia Powder company 10 miles south Monday, killing four men and demolishing the building housing the mixing unit. J. A. Denn, general manager, said the four men killed were working in the mixing room when the building The blast was felt for 30 miles.

One man living fiv3 miles away was knocked from bed by the concussion. A huge hole was blown in the ground and windows were smashed for hundreds of yards. The structure was about 30 feet square, and all commercial powder produced at the plant went thru the mixing mill there. A piece of metal in the mixer might have caused a spark and set off the blast, it was indicated, altho officers emphasized they had no definite idea of the cause. The company makes blasting powder and was not engaged in work on national defense orders.

The explosion occurred 45 minutes before the day shift reported for work. Company officials refused to comment. The blast broke windows in suburban Tacoma, and at the big army base at McChord field. Four days ago an explosion occurred at the DuPont Powder plant near Fort Lewis. Additions to facidty are aiiiioiiiieed Ray J.

Stack, graduate of University of Wisconsin, has been appointed instructor in speech at University of Nebraska from Dec. 1, 1940, to Aug. 31, 1941. Stack, vho received the bachelor of science degree from Wisconsin in 1939, and a master of philosophy degree in 1940, has been working as a script writer, announcer, and producer at Station WHA at University of Wisconsin. He will have charge of radio work here.

Dr. Thomas A. Trumble, Lincoln dentist, was appointed instructor in prosthetic dentistry for one year from Jan. 1, 1941. He will assume charge of laboratory work In the department of Dr.

A. H. Schmidt, who was granted leave of absence for service with the national guard, as of Dec. 29. A gift of $1,350 from the Gland- O-Lac company of Omaha, was received by the board of regents in the Saturday meeting.

The money will be used for research in bacteriology at the college of medicine. John Mercer was appointed assistant curator of paleontology in the museum for four months from Feb. 1, 1941. Other leaves of absence approved by the regents were those of T. M.

Stout, Instructor in geology, for one semester from Feb. 1, 1941, without salary, and Frank J. Bell, who was granted leave of absence from his work as assistant in the museum for one semester from Feb. 1, 1941, and appointed instructor in geology for the same period. lUy J.

Sffcrk. British bomb naval base LONDON. (JPs. British bombers raided the German shipbuilding yards at the naval base of Wilhelmshaven Sunday night, the air ministry announced. shipyards, especially those in which submarines are believed to be under construction, have been the targets for several British raids recently.

The announcement said: night our bombers made attacks on the naval shipbuilding yards at Wilhelmshaven, all our aircraft refumed (End communique) The air ministry news service said a large number of submarines were under construction at the Marinewerft yard, Wilhelmshaven plant which it describes as having six drydocks. Altho visibility was not good, the R. A. F. fliers were said to have observed large fire ----well within the limits of the shipbuilding yards where a shower of incendiaries The service said they reported also seeing five bursts on factory buildings between Kanal Hafen and Tirpitz Hafen high explosive bomba went SPECIAL EVENT it was, when students to go to their classes Monday morning.

Instead, they the that marched thni university buildings, inducing others to forsake the profs for a day--and the indueeiuents were jiei- cent successful. Ahove, the students flount a hurriedly-made sign, proclaiming their law. SIGNED Financial treaty may mean Franco a neutral British Convoy of Ten Ships Is Attocked- 5,000 Italian Troops Surrender- Southampton Bombed. By the Associated Press. Great Britain scored an apparent diplomatic victory over the Rome-Berlin axis with the signing of an Anglo-Spanish financial agreement indicating Spanish intentions to remain neutral.

The Germans had earlier reported seeking to enrol Spam and thus gain passage thru the Iberian peninsula for nazi troops to storm Britain rock fortress at Gibraltar. The path la designed to free Spaniah funds held in London and give Spain funds to increase purchases from the British. Convoy Attacked. English sea Innes crackled meanwhile with distress signals, giving evidence that narl U-boat and air raiders had attacked some 10 in a British convoy The weallirr For Nebraska: Fair east and central, cloudy with light snow extreme west Monday night and Tuesday, colder, cold wave east Monday night; Tuesday slightly colder extreme east. UHEERINO STUDENTS, fugitives from their clas.srooms, marched thru downtown Lincoln law School This picture, taken at 14th and shows the beginning of the march that started the hall lolling.

A few band members plaved We and it was a most popular tune i)layed. Rose Bowl hid by U. of N. CoiTihuskers Students almost hysterical as rallies ciul classes Nebraska disease reached propoiiioiis of a major epidemic Monday on the heels of an aiiimuneemeiit by Coach Lawrence dones that Nebraska aeeepled bid to play in the Rose Lowl New ears day. The dreams eame true nlioiit 11 p.

m. Siimlay when the liig Six schools voted unanimously to allow the buskers to represent the eonferetiee. doiies had n'ceived the hid earlier in the evening from A1 Masters, Stanford graduate athletic manager. Permission was granted Nebraska by Dr. Bergman, of Iowa State, after that Cyclone athletic board member had polled the Big Six.

It will be both and Coach first trip to the Rose bowl. The announcement turned loose a series of rallies that still surged up and down the downtown section of Lincoln and halted classes on the campus. Wildest Sinct 1925. HOI KI.Y TKMrKRATrRrs. p.

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Several hundred students fired with liose Bowl enthusiasm, declared an unofficial holiday and classrooms were as empty as Mother cupboard. The two students could not be identified, for obvious reasons. Grand jury calls chiefs of parties WASHINGTON. (iPl. A federal grand jury charged with investigating alleged irregularities of the recent political campaign has summoned a number of top ranking democratic and republican officials to testify here Thursday and Friday, The Jury was instructed by the justice department week to inquire into charges that the corrupt practices act and the Hatch act limiting campaign expenditures had been violated.

Maurice Milligan, special assistant to the attorney general named to conduct the investigation, will take charge of presenting the witnesses. Summoned Thursday are: Edward J. Flynn, chairman of the democratic national committee; Repre- Joaeph Martin, chairman of the republican national committee; Oliver A. Quayle. treaaurer of the democratic national C.

B. Goodapeed, treaaurer of the republican national committee; Oren Root, prealdent of the Aasoclated Wlllkte Cluba of America; John W. Hanea, former underaecretary of the treaaury and member of the national committee of democrata for Wlllltle; Lewla Douglaa chairman national of democrata for Wlllkle; Repreaeatatlve Allen treaaurer committee of democrata for Wlllkle, William Settle, chairman national cximmutee of agriculture, Keyatone. Eugent B. Caaey, treaaurer national committee of agriculture.

Oattheraburg, John Orr Young, Wlllkle Magazine club Weatport, H. Updike, "We the People. New York; John Burke, prealdent New York chapter National Bulld- era; Alfred M. Lillenthal, chairman Firat Votera leagua. New York; I.eo Caaey.

director of publicity democrata for Wlllkle. Summoned to appear Friday; Henry Chapin, Philadelphia, treaaurer of committee for independent votera for kwm velt and Wallace, and these three offlcera of the national cornmlttee to uphold con- atitutlonal government: Samuel Petten- glll, chairman. South Bend, Taber, vice prealdent, Columbua, and Sumner Gerard, treaaurer, New York. s. Satterlee dies at Missouri Valley MISSOURI VALLEY, la.

W. S. Satterlee, 58, Harrison County Fair association secretary, died of thrombosis. Much of his life was spent at Chadron, Neb. Survivors include his widow, three children, two daughters, a son and a sister, Mrs.

Oliver Unthank of Norfolk, Neo. A biting cold wind blew from the north, but the nigh hysterical, yelling students took little notice. Most of Monday they raced about, breaking up classes, disrupting business operations and generally making Lincoln the it has been since Nebraska defeated Notre Dame back in 1925. The rallying began about 15 minutes after the news of acceptance was broadcast. Fraternity and sorority row was packed with hilarious students who refused to go to bed.

The rally grew by leaps and bounds until some 3,000 people surged down in a huge snake dance. The noisy bunch moved to 14th and and then back to the campus. But it stop with that. Some of the craftier youths found a ladder and raised it to the second story window of Carrie Bell Raymond hall, where they found the largest concentration of coeds. They sf)on emptied a large portion of the building as the rally crowd swelled.

No School Today! Monday morning school had scarcely begun before a hastily assembled portion of the band started crashing classes. By 9 a. m. more than a thousand students had overpowered most of their academic urges and joined the throng. Led by Cheerleader Elton Wiley, with his green pork pie hat sma.shed down on his ears to keep the brisk wind from blowing it away, the wild throng half walked, See ROSE BOWL, Page 4, Col.

4. Committees o. k. louii Favor biff fiiml for WASHINGTON, cTt. Members of the senate banking and house coinage committees gave unanimous approval to a tran.saction by which the United States will advance the Chungking government $100,000,000.

Of the total credit $50,000,000 would come from the stabilization fund and a like amount from the export-impiirt bank. After hearing Secretary Hull outline a general policy of aid to Chiang government and Secretary Morgenthau explain details of the proposed agreement, the group, including 12 senators and 6 house members, gave Hull and Morgenthau a vote of confidence. Senator Wagner N. ex- See I.OAN, Page 4, Col. 3.

Fcmr more Ixxlics found CADIZ. O. (UP). The bodies of four more of the 31 miners killed by an explosion in the depths of the Nelms mine of the Ohio and Pennsylvania Coal company Friday were removed from the workings. The total number of bodies thus far recovered stood at 27 with four more yet to be found.

Twenty- two were reached Sunday and one body was recovered Saturday. All were brought up the mine shaft and taken to the blacksmith shop where they wero identified by relatives. In some the bodies were disfigured that identification was difficult. tA. rclallvr XS.

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I). K. leaves for trip not yet ilefiiied ABOARD ROOSEVELT TRAIN ENROUTE TO MIAMI, FLA. President Roosevelt traveled southward toward F'florlda Monday to board the cruiser Tuscaloosa at Mitma Tuesday for a cruise whose details remained secret. WASHINGTON.

(vTl. The white house announced that President Roosevelt would leave Washington Monday on a trip, the destination of which was not announced but which was expected to take him to Miami, and from there on a defense inspection and recreational cruise into the Carib liean White House Press Secretary Early told newsmen the chief executive, following a conference with Admiral amhassador- designate to France, and the signing of a few papers would leave the white house to board a train for an unannounced destination. all I can tell you about Early added. Later he advised the that Mr. Roosevelt expected to lie gone from the capita! until the week beginning Dec.

16 "unless some emergency demands his return earlier." told reporters that it was well known" where Mr. Roo.sevelt was going but that he could make no official announcement thereon. Unofficial sources said that preparations were being made at Misml for the president to embark there on a warship for a swing Into the Caribbean defense area. He is expected to combine his favorite sport of fishing with visits to new or recently expanded fortifications erected In the defense of the Panama canal. a Hrtiish convoy 400 miles west of Ireland.

Repeated signals picked up by Mackay radio in New York Indicated the raiders were running down their prey in a zlg zag 250 mile chase lasting more than five hours. Several of the stricken ships reported submarine attacks; others were being bombed by planes. They the 5,497 ton) British steamer Glanely, reporting she had been the 5,448 ton British freighter (ioodleigh, torpedoed: the S. S. Victoria, an unknown ship, torpedoed and needing assistance; the ton Jugoslav ship Cetvrtl, attacked by aircraft; the 12,247 ton Brltlsh- Mexlcan Petroleum S.

S. Victor Ross; the 4,958 ton British See WAR. Page 4, Col. 2. City engages services of law firm lias important suit Saboteurs liable to ten WASHINGTON.

Saboteurs who wilfully destroy or damage national defense materials will be liable to prison terms of ten years and fine of $10,000 under legislation signed by Pre.sident Roosevelt. The bill, introduced by Chairman Sumners Tex.) of the house judiciary committee, applies penalties to those who interfere with defense preparations which formerly were applicable only when the nation was at war. Ill Jay Kiiiji hurt explosion Jay King, severely Injured in an explosion last Monday in his laboratory at Okmulgee, Is now assured that his sight will be saved, says a letter to his mother, Mrs. J. L.

King. Jay is a chemical engineer and has been in the Phillips plant since graduation from University of Nebraska two and one half years ago. The explosion was so severe as to be heard for a long distance, and Mr. King was badly burned on the face. Two doctors and an eye specialist are treating him in an Okmulgee hospital.

With him is Mrs. King, the former Rachel Baker, daughter of E. A. Baker of Lincoln. They were married the day they were graduated from the university in 1938.

bill pasMMi WASHINGTON. The house finally completed work on the Logan-Walter bill, sending it to the white house where con- gre.ssional leaders said it might be vetoed by President Roosevelt. The house acceptiKi senate amendments to the measure by a roll call vote of 176 to 51. The legislation would provide uniform standards of procedure for many fdeeral agencies, such as the labor board, and would expedite court appeals of decisions orders and regulations of those agencies, BritiHli admit destroyer loss LONDON. (UP).

The admiralty reported the los.s of the destroyer Sturdy, 905 tons, the 33rd British destroyer admitted lost since start of the war. The Sturdy was a small destroyer built under the World war 1918-19 program. It carried a normal complement of 98 men. Most of the destroyers of this class had been sold by the British prior to the outbreak of war. The remainder of the destroyers in the had been designated for service in the far east.

Because of importance, financial and otherwise, of the pending di.strict court suit Instituted by 62 city who challenge con- stutlonaUty of the 1923 legislative act i-epeaUng. insofar as concerns Lincoln, the pen.sion act, the council Mondoy authorized employment of Peterson Devoe a.s special counsel to as.sist the legal department in bileflng the case. For this service, $250 will be paid. Mr. was city attorney from 1915 to 1929 and is familiar with pen.sion legislation and its history.

The resolution appointing associate counsel was unanimously approved. The case. entitled George Axberg against city of Lincoln, for a decaratory judgment, has hern argued and submitted for briefing. Appearance of Peterson Devoe has been entered, and extra time allowed for briefing. Plaintiff firemen, all engaged since the repeal act of 1923, allege that repeal constituted special legislation, In that it undertook to except from pension provi.sion.s only cities of the first class operating under home rule charter.

In short, It applied alone to Lincoln, since Omaha was and Is a city of the metropolitan class. Attacks Original. The legal department attacks the original pension act as discriminatory in that it allegedly picked out only firemen and ignored other municipal employe groups. The repeal bill, as to Lincoln, was introduced In the 1923 se.sslon by Ralph P. Wilson and sponsored by him.

Mr. Wilson is now a member of the city council. Were the 62 firemen to succeed in their suit, they would be eligible to pension under the old law, the same as men who became members of the department prior to repeal, and rights since have been recognized. Taxpayer group opens slale session here Opening a three day session with a resolutions committee meeting Monday evening at 7 at the Lincoln hotel, approximately 500 members of the Nebraska Federation of County Taxpayers leagues from 70 counties will discuss methods to create more efficiency in local and state government expenditures, and to seek a more honest distribution of the tax burden. how to get the most efficiency out of every tax dollar is the primary of the federation spokesmen said.

slogan, of Facts is the Basis of Good thoroly ex- the of this, our tenth annual Discus.slono on ten subjects presented by the resolutions commit- See TAXPAYER. Page 4, Col. 5. Reclamation funds may he slashed, hut hope for some First fuel oil shipped from Nebraska field FALLS CITY, Neb. i-T).

The fuel oil made at the Nebraska Producing Refining company plant at Salem two car loads wa.s shipped to Sioux City. Since the plant started up three days ago, it has handled more than 1,500 barrels of crude. WASHINGTON. Irrigation advocates expressed concern lest President announced policy of holding down non-defense expenditures should drastically curtail the next fiscal reclamation funds. Reclamation appropriations in the Interior and first deficiency bills for expenditure during the current fiscal year totaled $86,606,000.

The first deficiency bill contained also a $2,900,000 item for small irrigation projects under the Wheeler-Case act. This was in addition to the tion of unexpended funds Wheeler-Case projects were built by relief labor, but the reclamation bureau pays for engineering and materials. The reclamation bureau has presented its requests for the next fiscal year to the budget bureau, but there is no indication as to the amount the bureau will approve for recommendation to congress. Representative Curtis said, after a conference with reclamation officials, there was some hope for the WTieeler- Case program would fare better than the general reclamation set-up, since Wheeler-Case projects not only give employment to the needy but also stabilize great plains population and economy by assuring consider- See Reclamation, Page 4, Col. 3..

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