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LENOX TIME TABLE, LENOX, IOWA Pickard 0 Wtstcm Newstxif" Vnlm Senator Long Assassinated by Political Opponent H UEY P. LONG, United States senator nnd political dictator of Louisiana, is dead, the victim of an assassin's bullet. As lie passed through a corridor of the state-house In Baton Rouge, where the legislature was passing more laws to solidify his control over the state, he was shot once through the body by Dr, Carl A. Weiss, Jr., of Baton Rouge, one of the "Kingfish's" political op- Huey P. Long ponenta. The assassin was Immediately shot to death by the senator's erer present bodyguards. Long was hurriedly taken to a hospital and eminent surgeons were summoned. They found the bullet had gone through the base of the right lung and passed out of the back, puncturing the colon and causing Internal hemorrhage. After the wound had been cleansed, two blood transfusions were given, the blood being supplied by Lieut.- Gov. James A. Noe. Mrs. Long and her daughter Rose were brought from New Orleans and sat at the senator's bedside. The surgeons and physicians •worked unceasingly to save Long, but his strength steadily waned and shortly after 4 o'clock Tuesday morning, about SO hours after the shooting, he passed away. The motive of Doctor Weiss, an eye, ear, nose nnd throat specialist, apparently grew out of the highhanded political methods of Senator Long In Louisiana. The position of his father-in-law, District Judge B. H. Pavy of Opelonsas parish, an anti-Long leader, Is jeopardized by a law Introduced in the present special session to gerrymander his district. The law would put the home of Judge Pavy in Landry parish. It was being pushed through the legislature with machlnelike precision. In August, Senator Long told the senate that at a conference In the Hotel De Soto in New Orleans last July 21 his foes had discussed a plot to kill him. Long's opponents laughed at this story, just as they always have ridiculed his practice of having an armed guard accompany him everywhere. Political leaders of all parties expressed their deep regret for the assassination of Senator Long. His devoted followers In Louisiana and elsewhere mourned his death. He had been one of the picturesque figures 'In America's political life, creating innumerable enemies but persistent In advocating his ideas which appeared fantastic to most citizens. A Democrat, he had broken with the administration and often bitterly attacked President Roosevelt and the New Dealers. It was the belief of many that he Intended to become the Presidential nominee of a third party comprising his own "share the wealth" crowd and various other groups dissatisfied with the policies of the old parties. conquer Ethiopia. Though In one he said "the Italian people want peace provided It is accompanied by justice," In the other he declared "we shall march straight on." The Ethiopian government announced that "telegrams from the northern frontier show that the Italians are maU- Ing Important troop movements on the Ethiopian and Erltrean frontier, indicating an early offensive against Ethiopia." Accepting the advice of his "brain trust," which Includes Everett A. Colson of the United States, Emperor Haile Selassie Instructed his representatives in Geneva to reject all solutions thus far offered by the powers for settling the quarrel with Italy. These are a tripartite mandate over Ethiopia, as suggested by France, with the League of Nations guaranteeing Ethiopia's Independence and territorial Integrity; France's proposal for an Italian protectorate similar to that of the British In Iraq, nnd an International police force similar to the one that occupied the Saar before its restoration to Germany. Aloisi Presents Italy's Case Against Ethiopia DARON POMPEI ALOISI, cold • IJ and sardonic, stood up before the League of Nations and presented Italy's case against Ethiopia, denouncing that empire as utterly unworthy to be classed with civilized countries. In addition to his speech he laid, before the council a long memorandum detailing the alleged conditions of slavery that still prevail in Ethiopia und the partlcipa- Baron Aloisi tion of its government In the slave trade. The memorandum was elaborately documented. Addressing the council, Aloisi said in part: "The Ethiopian government does nothing to make Itself worthy of belonging to the community of civilized nations. Even today that country has to be represented by European advisers In order to make its voice heard in the League of Nations. "The Italian government considers, in these circumstances, that a state such as Ethiopia cannot have either equality of right or equality of duties as compared with clv- ilize'd states. To claim that members of the league are required to observe rules of the covenant In their relations with members who have always and constantly been outside those rules Is contrary to all the principles of right and justice." Efforts of Statesmen to Prevent War in Africa \/l USSOLINI tacitly consented to • LYJ - the appointment of a committee of five nations by the League of Nations council to handle the Italo- Ethlopian embrog- llo, and after protest agreed that Great Britain and France should be among the members of that body. The other members are Spain, Turkey and Poland. Senor Salvador de Ma- darlaga of Spain Is the chairman, and he and his as- socintes at once be- de Madarlaga gan the task assigned them. Each country Is represented by Its chief delegate, being besides Madarlaga, Eden of England, Laval of France, Rustu Arras of Turkey and Josef Beck of Poland. The assembly of the league began Its sessions In Geneva, bringing to that city many of Europe's foremost statesmen, and it was a certainty that the assembly would be definitely hostile to Italy and ready to consider the Imposing of penalties on Italy the moment any overt act occurB. The Italians hoped to prolong the Inquiry by the committee of five until after the adjournment of the assembly, and their opponents were building up a solid front, preparing for the application of sanctions against an aggressor as provided for In article 16 of the league covenant. Baron Alolsl told Captain Eden that the Afr'.can campaign would not begin while the assembly was In session. In two speeches In Rome Mas- iolinl gave Indication that he would not be diverted from bis purpose to To the press correspondents the baron was even more explicit. "You have heard the Italian thesis," he said. "That Is final. Italy has asked nothing, not even the withdrawal of Ethiopia from the league. From now on Italy will play a passive role here. We are not going to discuss anything with Ethiopia, but we will discuss Ethiopia with the league. "It is up to the members of the league council to decide whether they want to expel Ethiopia or expel Italy." Reactions to President's Letter Are Various R EACTION of American business and financial men to President Roosevelt's latest public statement that his basic program has reached substantial completion and industry will have a breathing spell ran the gamut between mild hope and downright unbelief. Those who permitted themselves to be quoted were generally extremely cautious in their expressions, but there was usually a vein of skepticism In their remarks. Wall Street brokers were gladdened by a spurt of trailing at higher prices, but bankers were more than doubtful, and economists Insisting that a balanced budget, which wasn't mentioned In the President's letter to Roy HowafJ, publisher, was a prime requisite. Silas Strawn, former president of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, said: "Business men generally will say that the improvement in some lines of business has been In spite of, rather than because of, the activities of the administration." Polticlans regarded the letter as Mr. Roosevelt's opening of his campaign for re-electlop, and praised or decried It according to their party affiliations. Frank Knox of the Chicago Dally News, a potential candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination, called It "just another promise" and set forth the many campaign promises which Mr. Roosevelt has failed to keep. Senator Black of Alabama said the statement was "a wonderfully clear explanation of his program, Us original alms ana Its execution. It should be a call to those engaged Germany Protests Language of a New York Judge /^ERJIAN Ambassador Hans *-* Luther called on Secretary of State Hull and entered formal protest against the language used by Magistrate Louis B. Brodsky of New York In dismissing charges against five persons arrested for tearing the Nazi flag from the line* Bremen in July. The magistrate justified the action of the rioters on the ground that the display of the flag carried, In their minds, "the same sinister Implications of a pirate ship, sailing defiantly Into the harbor of a nation, one of whose ships It had Just scuttled, with the black flag of piracy proudly flying aloft." Judge Brodsky also characterized the Nazi state as "an atavistic throwback to pre-medleval, If not barbaric, social and political conditions." Ambassador Luther, who was act- Ing on Instructions' from Berlin, must have known that Secretary Hull couldn't do much about It, having no control over a city magistrate. However, Mr. Hull tried to mollify an angered Germany by Intimating to Governor Lehman of New York that an apology from Brodsky was in order. Hundreds Die in Hurricane That Sweeps Florida was the victim of an*• other terrific hurricane that swept up from the Caribbean across the keys and the southern end of the state, then along the west coast and Into Georgia. The total of fatalities was uncertain, but at this writing the number of dead Is estimated at more than 500. Of these perhaps 300 were war veterans in labor camps on the keys where they were employed in construction work. All buildings on many of the keys were demolished and a relief train that had been sent to take the veterans away from the danger zone was smashed to pieces. The survivors on the Islands were without shelter, food and me'dlcal supplies, but relief expeditions were quickly sent by the Red Cross and other agencies. ' The towns along the west coast reported extensive property damage but few casualties. Responding to assertions that the great loss of life in the veterans' labor camps was due to lack of preparation against such a disaster, President Roosevelt ordered a thorough Investigation by Brig. Gen. Frank T. HInes, administrator of veterans' affairs. Harry Hopkins, head of the FERA which set up the camps, also started an inquiry, and so did the American Legion. The affair promises to attain the bad eminence of a national scandal. Caught In the fury of the storm, the Morgan liner Dixie, from New Orleans for New York, was driven aground on French Reef, about CO miles south of Miami. Her passengers and crew, numbering 372, were In great peril for three days, and National Topics Interpreted by William Bruckart National Press Building 'Washington, D. C. Washington.—For fifty years, American diplomatic methods have been the subject American of tittering among Diplomacy th€ trained agents of foreign nations. True, they never laughed openly or In a loud guffaw at the International practices of the United States but it Is a well known fact that American methods were always mentioned somewhat in a spirit of mirth. And well they might be. The American government with Its system of constantly changing its foreign emissaries has had few outstanding diplomats and never has kept those few outstanding individuals on the job very long under any circumstances. The condition of American diplomatic capacity Is shown no better than by the latest debacle—the Russian recognition case. As usual, the American government got licked on the diplomatic field. It may reassert Itself yet by breaking off relations with the Russian Soviet government but it is uncertain at this writing whether that can be done with safety. What I am trying to say Is that The Soviet foreign ofllce rejected the protest on the ground that the Trick Not Foreseen Communist Inter- nationale was not a part of the Red government; that various steamers and coast guard cutters rushed to the rescue In response to her soon as wind SOS and call and as seas abated w enough all were taken off the stranded vessel and conveyed to land, most of them to Miami. Passengers on the Dixie warmly praised the gallant work of the ship's officers and crew. Americans Cancel Big Ethiopian Concession HILE the European statesmen were struggling with the Italo- Ethloplan question, Secretary of State Cordell Hull quietly took a hand In the game. He did not In any way Involve the United States in the wrangle, but he put an end to the deal whereby Halle Selassie was giving a great development concession to Americans. Officials of the Standard-Vacuum Oil company went to in according recognition to tne So- vleta, American statesmen were not clever enough to guard against the more shrewd and better trained negotiators sent here by Dictator Stalin. The result Is that our protests about Soviet communistic propaganda In the United States were rejected, tossed bodily out of the window with an ejaculation that the objection had no basis. Let us go back to the original negotiations, "the events leading up to the tragedy" ns It were. It will be remembered that in 1033, President Roosevelt invited the Russian government to send a commission here for a discussion of relations, or lack of them, between Moscow and Washington. lie told the Russians that he wanted to be a good neighbor to them and wanted them to be a good neighbor to us. He saw no Insurmountable problem or obstacle to recognition of the existing government of all the Russians; the government was functioning and It was entitled to be regarded as a sovereign power. He proposed, therefore, that consideration be given to establishment of formal relations between the two powers. Maxim LItvlnoff, a Soviet official corresponding to our secretary of state, appeared in Washington and negotiations for recognition were open. It was decided early In those conversations that the war debt of the Sec'y Hull Mr. Hull's ofllce and admitted ownership of the grant. The secretary admonished them that the concession had been "the cause of great embarrassment not only to this government, but to other governments who are making strenuous and sincere efforts for the preservation of peace." The oil men thereupon announced their Intention of withdrawing from the deal with Ethiopia, and the big concession sensation was entirely deflated. The British government was especially pleased with this outcome and deeply grateful to Secretary Hull. Czarist government to the* United States should be set aside nnd a settlement worked out after the two nations had reached an agreement on other phases of International relationships. The Soviet always has disclaimed any obligation in connection with the debt contracted by Czar Nicholas during the World war and the United States has had nothing to show for the several hundred millions advanced to the Czar except some I. O. U's. * * * The proceedings developed numerous hitches but each was ironed out in turn and In a series of communications exchanged between it was a political party over which the Russian Soviet government had no control and that consequently the American government could not properly accuse the Moscow authority with having broken their pledge to avoid Interferences in American affairs. That trick was one among many which the American government failed to foresee In negotiating Russian recognition..It lg a splendid example of how our diplomatic representatives fall In their work. The Soviet took advantage of an opportunity. It is true that the Communist Internationale is a political party but the Communist Interna- tionale in Russia is not comparable to the Democratic or Republican political party In the United States. It Is the only political party and It decides what the government shall do and Is responsible to no higher authority. Thus, when the Communist Internationale took the firebrands of revolution Into the United States, It Is hard to understand why the Russian government did not have some finger in the pudding. The American government has warned Russia of "serious consequence" if the communistic propaganda does not cease. Such an expression between nations can mean only the breaking up of diplomatic relations. Whether Mr. Roosevelt will go that far Is still undetermined. As we look back over the Russian affair, one can hardly fail to characterize it as a misadventure. Mr. Roosevelt said he wanted to recognize Russia because great economic advantages would flow from that act. There would be much more trade, much new business developed. Department of Commerce figures reveal, however, that sales to Russia were about $114,000,000 in 1030 but that they have dropped down in the last year to about $30,000,000. So, apparently we have gained nothing 'but some trouble by recognizing Russia. What did the Russians gain? First, they undoubtedly have broadened the field of their communistic and revolutionary propaganda. Doors were opened to them in this country that were closed before recognition was granted. But undoubtedly the outstanding Arthur Brisbane Numerous Hitches In business to co-operate in further national progress."- Death of Edward L. Doheny, Rich Oil Magnate P»DWARD L. DOHENY, one of A -' the wealthiest of America's oil magnates, died In Los Angeles at the age of seventy-nine years, after a long Illness. His oil Interests were mainly in California and Mexico. In 1924 Doheny and his old friend, Albert B. Fall, secretary of the Interior under Harding, were Involved in the investigation of the government's leasing of the Elk Hills naval oil reserve in California to Doheny for exploitation. Doheny was twice tried and twice acquitted, on charges of conspiracy to defraud the government and of giving a bribe of $100,000 to Fall The latter, however, was found guilty of taking • bribe and went to prison. Mr. Roosevelt and M. Litvinoff, the various pledges and promises usual between nations were made. Included In these pledges was one which since has become the bug-bear of a controversy and which, If American recognition Is withdrawn, will be the crux of the Incident. Almost constantly since the Soviet system overthrew the Czar and destroyed all vestiges of the monarchial government In Russia, the communist party of Russia !.as'been engaged In world propaganda. World revolution is Its aim. It proposes and constantly fights for overthrow of the system which enables Individuals to make a profit; which enables Individuals to earn money of their own and to save and Invest or spend that money as they choose. Common ownership of everything Is the objective and government by the proletariat—everyone— la demanded. M. Litvinoff pledged his government to curb such activities In the United sitites. But that pledge was a year ago. It seems to have been forgotten. Communistic, propaganda has gone on and continues to go on In this country on a broad scale. The efforts were so bold that eventually our Department of State could not overlook It. After mulling over the records for weeks, Secretary Hull recommended to the President that Washington call the attention of the Soviet to Its pledge. Mr. Hull's recommendation lay in a White House pigeon-hole for some weeks and It was not until the Communist Internationale met In Russia and fiery speeches criticizing the United States and advising revolution were made. This was the straw that broke the camel's back. iir. Boosevelt gave his approval to Mr. Bull's proposal for a protest. It was made and promptly rejected, as I have mentioned above. victory recorded by the Russians In persuading America to recognize the Moscow government lies not in the American field at all. Their greatest gain was in their relations with Japan. The last several years have witnessed continued friction along the frontier between Japan and Russia. There was a contant threat of war. Strange as It may seem, as soon as negotiations were opened between the United States and Russia, the International relations between Russia and Japan began to Improve. There has been almost no trouble on that border since. The reason is that before recognition the Japanese appeared to feel they would have the moral support, at least, of the United States In any controversy developing between them and Moscow. (And the debt contracted by the Czar's government and disregarded by the Soviet is as much unsettled as the day that the Czar was murdered.) * * * The passing of Labor day In Washington seers to be the signal for the bulk of government officials to return to their desks and BRISBANE THIS WEEK How Will Mussolini Fight? Airfields and Live Wires A Teapot Tempest Will Eugenists Explain? Mussolini fought In the big war as a simple soldier In the trenches, was badly wounded,, saw the horrors of war from the bottom. Now, In command, he will see war from the top. Htfw will he manage It? Dispatches say he must do something In a "quick drive and make big gains" before the rainy season returns, seven months hence. Mussolini's driving power and efficiency, that have transformed the fever-breeding Pontine marshes Into homes for Italian families, should need no "seven months" to produce results «n Abyssinia. The thing to do Is to concentrate on the "Conquering Lion of Judah," otherwise the Negus, or "Power of Trinity." Make it clear that modern war means "the ruler of the country first, the little people afterward," and war will not last long. The "Conquering Lion" has expressed willingness, almost eagerness, to die for his country, but that must not be taken too literally. Near Burbank, Calif., a plane crashes. Three occupants, two pilots and a stewardess, burn to death, after striking a live wire. It has been said, "Alcohol and gasoline do not mix well," meaning that men should not drive when drunk. Air fields and live wires do not mix well either. The Department of Commerce, ruling aviation and exercising admirable rules, might Include among the latter a rule against exposed live wires near air fields. There is an unnecessary fuss about American business men having secured In Abyssinia rights to develop oil and mineral wealth. An American sjiould be able to go shopping at his own risk and on his 3wn responsibility, wherever he chooses, as Englishmen do, without having the State department In- lulge in "fits." If one of the great American organizations, Standard Oil, Du Pont or another, undertakes to do business in Ethiopia, It will not ask fls a military th «e was on confesses, •• ; lnt ; t0l(1 the Lifetime") : "As we were (ln 'hey meant " J sald 'Yes, even I replied, 'but I the color could to work me ° companion cat.' >' nnd said: 'Yes It was a lig h ' t ti ful "S". At lo a myself beaten. <Isaw the cat,' she repiiej. 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The first braces- those who go out on v.,,a- tlons to see whether they can find as much or more support for the ad ministration In power at the time than in the previous vacations: a second group includes those who go » ^ W i " detorml natlon to find that the administration Is In a tallspin and losing ground rapidly and the third is made up of vacation: Ists who do not concern themselves directly about politics but who cannot avoid political discussions because of their residence In Wash- Strange sight In a New York court—one boy, nine years old, accused of killing a girl by hitting her on the head with a stone because she denied his assertion that he could eat more peaches than she could. Another little boy of twelve, nlso killer of a playmate, appeared in the same court. The nine-year-old boy seemed quite unconcerned, except that he thought his dog, "Lucky," would be lonesome without him. Prosecuting authorities accuse the nine-year-old boy of murder, but hanging or drawing and quartering for children are part of the past. Will stirplculturlsts and eugenists explain these youthful crime phenomena ? The sad death of the queen of Belgium proves that the open car Is "•- - ircoiiwnkl USE * DOW - we are P °- Ulcal hat Mr that Mr .Roosevelt is stronger than ever before; that he has lost so much ground that his election u improbable and the unbiased asser- tlons that he has gained in some • Wortern N8w«pap«r Union. the dangerous car. The queen was thrown from the car, struck her head against a tree, and was Instantly killed. Had she been In a closed car, she could not have been thrown violently, and probably would have escaped death as did her husband, who was holding the wheel. The open car Is the Ideal car to see the country and the sky, but a dangerous car for those who drive loo fast. San Francisco, as old In the minds of Americans as the word "California" itself, is cheerful. The great bridge that will unite San Francisco to Oakland across the bay Is progressing rapidly. And the suspension bridge Is already stretching its splderweb cables across the Golden Gate, where the Pacific ocean comes rushing in to the bay. Thanks to good management and an excellent engineer, Mr. Strauss, this Golden Gate bridge, with Its magnificent span of more than 4,000 feet, will be finished on time and for less than the $35,000,000 guaranteed as maximum price. England wants no war, with prosperity returning and spoils of the big war not yet digested. But the wing feathers of the peace angel must tremble at sight of British and Italian fleets In the Mediterranean, near the mouth of the Suez canal. 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