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LLETIN TirF. WEATHER , flniiriy tonight ami 'lliursduy, wllli riiln In wrsl p irllim 'Ihursduys nn tilling In (riiiFcrnlilrri iiiuuprutp . soullipnsl wind off rnuM. TEMPF.RATIWR Maximum yesterday, 33 degree. Minimum bit nljhl, 27 degree. VOI XI, I THE BEND BULLETIN, BEND, OREOON, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 8, 10.T7 NO. a THE BENDf BU One Pilot Won and Two Lost . . . Lives ... in Air Race Mysterious Shimmy JAPANESE MEET RESISTANCE AT NANKING AFTER CHINESE RETREAT TO ANCIENT CAPITAL LABOR BOARD IS SILENT ON MARTIN PLANS Portland Election Set For Tomorrow TAX RULING IS DISCOURAGING TO COMMITTEE Many of Exemptions Are Invulnerable DECISION STUDIED Tax on State Salaries and .'(jovernment Honda 1.4 ImpoKHihlc Wnnhlnnton, Drc. 8 (U'A study of Monday's supreme court tax decision prompted the house ways and means committee today to abanflnn all proposals to tax solurles of mate and municipal employes or levy on the Internal from lax exempt securities. Cliulrman Fred M. Vinson, D., Ky., estimated thut the sulary tax might have railed $15,000,009 annually and the levy on Interest' from securities tl4O.CO0.000. The supreme court decision In the Oruvo cose apparently cloM'd the door to federal taxation of salurles of state and city employes or levins on government securities. The committee did make two administrative chanties in the revenue law: 1 divest a nun-resident spouse to file a : - v. - IPWMM' J' sy I 17 li j Listening to S. J. Wlttman, centery describe the maneuvers he intended using to deleat Uiem in tna SIIvd Trophy ruce, seemed good; loke to Rudy Kling, Lemont. III., left, and Frank Haines. Detroit, right, shown obove at Miami. Fja, before they took oft In the 13th event of the annual air show. A few minutes Inter Kling and Hbine were dead, killed instantly at their tiny socedstert plunged to the earth, out of control at the rlrst pylon. Wittman. of Oshkoth. Wis- won the event. Slump In Business I TIiwaaIamimm r..ja Three Injured Kryl Orchestra Well Liked Here Appreciative Audience Attends Concert A large, enthusiastic audience attended tne concert given in the hi,h school vvmnasium by Bohumir Kryl and his symphony orchestra, the first symphony organization ever brought to Bend. Icy streets und u cold blanket of fog over Central Oregon reduced attendance somewhat, however, and sponsors of Ihe program arc facing a small deficit. The program presented lost nijht included a number of well known compositions and the orchestra re sponded generously to the applause of ihe audience, playin; three encores after the announced program had been completed. Soloists included Mary Mccormic, noted opera star, who sung "One Fine Day from Madame buttortly and "The Old Refrain" as fin encore: Boh umir Kryl, who played "Carnival of Venice", a fantasy for the cornet, and "Aloha" as an encore; Irving Fink, concert master, who played solo violin pans in several numbers and directed the orchestra during Kryl's solo, und Barbara LeBrun, harpist who pluycd Aberthur s A Dream. Tho program was opened with the overture lo the opera "The Bartered Bride" (Bedrich Smetana). After the barn solo, the orchestra played Dvorak s symphony No. 5 in fc. minor, "From The New World." "Tales of the Vienna Woods" (Straus) wns Joint return; 2 require Individuals to file returns when their gross receipts exceed 123.000. Denounces Speculators While the house ways and means committee was studying revision of the to x itructure a an aid to business Sen. J. Hamilton Lewi. D , HI., denounced "siieculatnrs, trickster and counplrutnrs." He said that these gentry were seeking In create panic by "falne cries mid murky assaults upon their nation, its securities uml its hiiilne." Lewis charged that some suierlor force was directing this catn- puign of ci Ilk-bun which may have As Its gouts pressure on the securities and exchunge commission to liberalize regulation In permit watered (lock und other frauds to be lnixised upon the public. Marriner S. Ecclea federal reserve, governor, told the senate banking committee that greater Inducements than so far proposed probably would be required to attract private capital to the administration's housing uro gram, He suggested two chuugeii in proposed amendments to the bousing net to attract private capital'. 1 Exempt 3 per cent debentures to be Issued by the FHA from taxation. 2 Increased the proposed S per cent interest rule. Favors Annual Wage KccIps said llml nuts of labor and materials were u vital problem In the program and urged that labor lueders recognize the advantages of nn annual rnther than a high hourly wage for lalxir. Congresslonul committees were at work on proposed revision uf the national maritime act. Chairman Joseph P. Kennedy of the maritime commission apcared before the senate educution-labor und commerce commtllpps and urged stabilization of employer-employe relationships In Ihp niprchnn tmarinp through application of Ihp principles of the railway lulmr act. An ogriculliirp department estimate of the largest cotton crop in his tory spurred congress in its efforts to complete work on the controversial farm bill. The house tpnlntivp V agreed on an amendment providing) munuaiory corn loans ranging troni 55 to 90 per cent of parity. This amendment, offered by Rep. Scott W. Lucas, D 111., was adopted tentatively 86 to CS. It would require the commodity credit corporation to mnke the full loan on corn In years of less than normal supply. As originally drafted by the agriculture (Continued on page threp) I In Line Is Puzzler Telephone Officials Call I' or Help l.lnp mi Sliaiilkn Flul Drflrs Laws uf Gravitation by Vibrating Drsiillw Iip fiat Hint u perfect culm prevuilrd, 1 Ipulmtip wires across tin Khuulko flnU in llic vicinity of Grim Vullpy vibrated mid ulionk with such violence Inst night and this morning Ihut service wan tPfiiiKirurily Impair ed, according In information reaching here irnm the north. Mytliflrd hy ihp uhennmpnon, llne- nipn rullrd for oulaidn nld and telephone pnilnppri were ordprpd out from Portland, to determine Iip cause of tliP strange vilirnlion. Ho lntniu I the "shimmy at limes thiit the wires become entangled. An attempt wan made by linemen working nut of The Dulles to clpar ihr tangled wires, but the "shimmy" continue. Hardly a breeze wus noticed on the high, foil bound fluts, and no evident reason for the vibration could bo advanced. Tho vlhrution wus con-tlnuiiiu tills afternoon, as cold fou re mained over the areu. The wire vibrution is occurring in an area whrrt telephone linesmen in past years huvo experienced consid erable difficulty in maintaining service because uf Ice or hoar frost form ing on the wires. In an attempt to eliminate wire breukaKe, the tele phone company recently added new poles, reducing the spuns lo about 100 feet across thet trouble tone. It was believed that thenejwlc would bear the weight of the wire frost und eliminate breakage. However, the company now has (Continued on page two) Fog Blanketing Midstate Region Accidents Numerous on Icy Highways Dense fog covered interior Oregon and most of the northwest today as traffic moved at a snail's pace over icy highways, so dangerous in some places In this part of the rtnte that near blockades occurred. The Me-Kenzlo highway across the Cascades this morning was a mnss of glure ice and motorists were being advised to use other roads In crossing the high mountains. Traveling In a huge bus that holds 40 paksencers, members of the Kryl symphony orchestra who played here last night were forced to cross the mountains over the North Santium highway today, because of the icy condition of the McKenzie. Numerous accidents were reMirted along the frozen highways, but few were serious, due to the fact that motorists this morning were moving must cautiously. Icy conditions were reported from the Mount Hood loop. In the vicinity of government camp; along (Minimis of The Dulles-Cul-ifornin highway, esppciiilly between Madras and Hend, und in the Klamath Fulls country. Motorists arriving from the south reported The Dulles-Culifornlu high-wuy in fair condition until a point about nine miles out of Bend was reached. Dense Utf was reported from all sections. Trainmen arriving from the north said thut some snow was falling bo tween Kedmond and Deschutes. Bend's streets were so slick this morning thut city "sanding" crews were culled out to scatter dirt or cinders on sharp curves and Inclines. Paved sidewalks were dangerously slick through the days. In Bend, the temperature dropped to 27 degrees last night, as mist froze on windshields. All but three of Ihe city's gates were closed. Tliese were in the eastern section of the city whero the main fighting was expected to take place. Sounds of fighting could not be heard and the city wus quiet. The British vessel Scarab moved up the Yiingtse about two miles, in the vicinity of Sanchnho. where the H. M. S. Cricket already was anchored. Tho U. S. S. Panav wns the only ship of any size at the waterfront. CiiDtuIn J. J. Hughes of New York, commander of the Pnnuy, said he would take Ihe vessel to Suuchano us soon as all gules of the city were closed. Hughes said he was making the move In order lo be nenr the point where Ihe city wall is closest to the river. The American refugees, including four attaches of tho United States ombassy, wero expected to scramble over the wall at thai point by menns of rope ladders In event of street fighting. In addition to the four Americans other foreign embassy attaches remaining In the capital were three Germans ond two Britons. They were prepared to board a barge thnt will tnkn them to the gunboat Jurdino at a moment's notice. The United States gunboat Gunm was to arrive at Wuhti, 60 mllos southwest of Nanking, today to take aboard foreign refugees. Tho defenders of Wuhu wore hard pressed, according to reports reaching here. ! City Bombarded From Three Sides DEFENDERS RALLY Japanese Take Recourse in Long Range Shelling S and Air Raids ' Shanghai, Dec. 8 (LP) The Japanese armies took recourse to long range bombardment today in their siege of Nanking, pounding the wall of the capital from the air, land and water when infantry assaults failed '-to dislodge the Chinese defenders. ' Land and river batteries shelled ; the capital and ariplanes made bombing raids throughout the " day, the Domei news agency reported. It said the Japanese had met stiff resistance and the final assault on the walls was uncertain. - t - ' The Japanese forces charged on Nanking from three sides but found a stubborn wall of Chinese resistance. Chinese Withdraw - There was furious fighting! a few miles outside the city, directly In line with the east gate. The Chinese -ware withdrawing inside the east gate and the Japanese vanguard had. not caught up with them. Japanese sources said heavy artillery pieces were bein? set up orr-the summit of Purple mountain to dominate the city and the Yangtze river . for many miles. The fall of the canital flDnenred "In evitable. The Japanese were confident it would be soon, perhaps today. It was reported in foreign quarters ' here that the Japanese, tallowing tne -capture of Nanking, intended to occupy the remaining important ports of China, including Canton, Amoy, , Pakhoi, Foochow and Swatow. It was not believed the Japanese would make an attempt to take Tilgntao, in Shantung province. The Japanese control valuable mills there and they were said to have abandoned a cam- Chinese would destroy the mills. Retreat Is Orderly . t t xr 1. : nj . V. Chinese retreat into the city through the east gate was orderly, indicating . they would make a desperate final. stand. . It was thought possible the Japan- ese advance from the east had been' slowed up purposely pending" the capture of Wuhu, about 60 miles to. the southwest, which seemed immi- nent The Japanese occupation of Wuhu would cut off the Chinese within Nanking and force them to flee directly west, across the Yangtze under an aerial and artillery barrage. J Japanese asserted thousands .oi Chinese troops were crossing -the river to the west, .blowing up muni tions dumps on tne way. Military sources indicated tne Jap nnsi wore in nn hurry to enter the capital because they did not desire heavy non-combatant casualties. Chinkiang, key Chinese city in Chi nese defenses SO miles down 'tne Yangtze river from Nankin?, was reported in flames after Japanese war ships successfully broke through the Chinese river blockade lartner down the rive rat Kiangyin. Jananese sources said Chinese in- rendiarists were responsible for -the fires because they had adopted a "scorched earth" policy of not leaving anything useable to the Japanese. Some reports said tne Japanese high command was preparing to urge General Tang Sheng-Chih, commander of the Chinese forces in Nanking, to surrender with all his 300,000 Chinese troops in the Nankin;-Wuhu area. v' United States embassy officials and 13 American and a few other foreigners remained in the city. THOMAS J. MOONEY 55 ... San Quentin Prison, Cal., Dec. 8 (LP! Thomas J. Mooney, convicted of the Preparedness day bombing of 1910 in which 10 - persons wero killed, was 55 years old today, and, as in the last 21 years, spent the day behind prison burs. His attorneys and the Mooney defense committee have currently In motion a new legal action which they hope will see his release beforo his 56th birthday next year. Qrv e r.vb o c7.v Ksbuys and 'uses Christmas Seals 14 gcjeV. y I lit MAN REJECT GERMAN OFFER Geneva, Dec. 8 (LP) Sources close to China's representatives at the leavue of nations disclosed today that semi-official dispatches from Hankow, the temporary captial, revealed that China had declined Germany's offer to act as mediator in the Chinese-Japanese war. Contrary to previous Chinese denials that Germany, -through Ambassador Oscar Trautmann, had offered to act as mediator, the dispatch said that Germany had offered her good offices to arrange an armistice and settlement of all outstanding questions. "While appreciative of the friendliness which promoted the German government to make this proposal," the note added, "the Chinese government remains firm in carrying out a policy of determined resistance unless Japan shows sincerity in respecting China's territorial and administrative integrity." Arson Attempt Admitted Here Redmond Couple Put on Probation Olive and Franklin J. Kelley of Redmond were placed on probation lor 18 months yesterday afternoon after pleading guilty to a charge of attempted arson. They were arraign ed before Judge T. E. J. Duffy after waiving preliminary hearing. The district attorney's information said that the attempted arson was reported on November 27. The Kel-leys had insured the stock in their store for about $2,200 and plans were laid for the burning of the store which is located In one of the principal business blocks of Redmond. The stock was valued at $3,000 and all but S2fi5 of the amount had been pail Mrs. Kelley safe, bat poof busi ness conditions and ut health had caused the arson plan to be formulated. Judge Duffy said that he would withhold passing sentence unless the couple failed to live up to their probation restrictions. They will be re quired to return their insurance pol icy and to report to bheruf C. L. Mc-Cauley at sitpulated periods. H. H. Pomeroy, special atent for the national board of fire underwriters, and A. L. Lumsden, special investigator with the Oregon state police, were present for the hearing. Both men are from Portland. Salem, Ore.. Dec. 8 (LP) The Marion county grand jury Tuesday returned on indictment charging David A. Weimar, 37, with setting fire to several Gervais buildings, including the plant of the Weekly Star. Sept. 28. Weimar was arrested at WoodDurn shortly after the fire, where he gave himself up. He said then he had set fire to the printing plant because of what he considered a printed slur arainst a woman friend. Editor I. V. McAdoo said at the time he had no knowledge of any such slur. The plant was almost a complete loss, as were several other buildings. Circuit Judge L. H. McMahan, upon recommendation of District Attorney Lvle Paee. ordered that Wei mar be examined by a state psychiat rist, although a county investigation had already indicated he was sane. Bend Chamber To Hold Election on December 16 The Bend chamber of commerce crimarv election will be held on De cember 15. it is announced in tne weekly news letter of the chamber prepared by Don H. Peonies, secretary. Ballots are to be mailed in the next few davs. The following directors hold otlicc for another year: F. S. McGarvey, W. J. Baer, W. A. Lackaff. George P. Gove, Phil F. Brogan and A. O. Schilling. F. I. Shevlin. Kenneth Moody and Walter G. Peak have served full two year terms and will not be eligible for re-election. Other retiring di rectors are Jav H. Upton. B. A stover and Fred W. Hamilton. They were appointed to fill unexpired terms. SUES AIR IJNE Los Aneeles. Dec. 8 LP Mrs. Osa Johnson sought $502,539 damages to day lor death of her husband, mar tin, in an airliner crash near Los Angeles last winter. She charged the Diane was flying at a "dangerously low altitude" when it crashed into a mountainside. She filed the damage suit In superior court against Western Air Express Corp., United Airports Co. of California, Ltd., and others. BOSSY GILUS BEATEN Newburyport, Mass., Dec. 8 (LP) Mayor Bossy Gillis' try for a fourth mayoral term yesterday was stopped by former City Solicitor James F. Carcns, who polled 4,338 votes to Bossy's 2,411. Bossy officially Andrew J. failed to carry a single ward. TEST IS IMPORTANT C. I. 0. f J roup Favorable Hut Federation Is Standing Pat Portland, Ore., Dec' 8 LP)Em-ployes of the Inman-Poulsen Lumber Co. prepared lo ballot tomorrow in an unprecedented state-conducted election to determine whether the American Federation of Labor or the committee for Induxrlal organization shall represent them In collective bargaining. The election Is without nrcceden' in thut It is state-sponsored, ordered by Gov. Charles H. Martin, in the hope it will break a Jurisdictional labor deadlock that has stifled local business for nearly four months and since a union of the C. I. 0. already has been certified by the national labor relations board as bargaining agencv for the mill's workers. Under federal law authority for conducting such elections is vested in the NLRB. Some time ago, the NLRB after a series of open hearings, granted jurisdiction over Inman-Poulsen's workers to the C. I. O. International Woodworkers of America. No election umong the mill's employes was ever held and the A. F. of L.'s brothel hoods of carpenters ond Joined hus objected to such a vote. Board I Silent Attitude of the NLKB toward the election remained unknown. The board's regional director. Charles W. Hope, left Seattle late yesterday for Portland, but his office declined to comment us to whether his trip wus an indication the NLRB would be represented Thursday. The Iward sevprul weeks ago snid the C. I. O. had consented to the holding of a physical election, and asserted the board was willing to hold such provided both unions involved would abide by the NLRB vote, and provided mill owners would reojien immediately following the election. The A. F. ofIL, union declined, however, to ourfieinate in anv election in which authority of the NLRB in Jurisdictional disputes would be recognized. Discussing Martin's election plans, a C. I. O. spokesman, Don F. Helmick, said his group "welcomed the op-IHirtunity of workers to express their wishes in secret ballot without intimidation." He questioned whether the (overnor's plun would be effective, howpvrr, whpn he said the gov- prnor foiled to outline any powers vested in him and not in the NLRB. A. F. L Stands Pat An A. F. of L. spokesman, Frank Chapman, general representative of the brotherhood group, said: We II never agree lo C. t. O. If ihp workers wisli to vote, thai is their own per sonal affair, but it is a brotherhood affnir to spe that 11 (the Inman-Poul sen bill) is operated A. F. of L." A thnuuh the governors Plan stir red but little warmth in the ranks of the federation, public support rallied behind Martin's plan for ending the labor warfare wheih has tied up 10 Ian c sawmills in the Portland area since August. II. B. Van Duzcr, president ol In (Continued on page five) WINTER WEATHER TAKES BIG TOLL Subnormal Temperatures Arc Widespread ( lly Unite! Prna) Wintry weather spread eastward from the Rockies today and brought subnormal temperatures which ranged from eight degrees below zero in North Dakota to 20 degrees above in Ihe deep south. Dixie attributed nt least 15 deaths to fog. snow and sub-freezing temperatures which Imperiled crops worth millions of dollars. A large part ol truck fur mproducls wero destroyed ond citrus crops slightly damaged in central Florida where the mercury dipped to 15 below freezing. Government Forecaster C. A. Don-nell snid zero or slightly lower temperatures were probublc before nightfall in most northern ond central states. The mercury wns due for a drop In all other sections except the extreme central south, he said. Snow fell in all but a few of the northern states. Drifts 18 to .16 inches high impeded traffic in northern Indiana and southern Michigan. Upper New York reported a 10-Inch fall. The Pacific const nnd Texns were Ihe only sections to escape- the blizzard. Low readings generally were from 10 above to five below zero in the northwest: zero to 10 above in the near west: 10 above to freezing in the southeast; and 10 to 20 above in the cast. Heavy killing frosts spread over Ihe rich citrus areas In the vicinity of Barton, Fin. Smudge lights were kept burning all night. Damage to tho "sunshine state" truck farm crops ranged up to 50 per cent, growers reported. Four of the Dixie weather victims (Continued on page five) substituted lor the prelude lo the lnc progr!,m, suggested two changes opera 'The Mastersingers of Nurem- in proposcd amendments to the fed-berg ' by request. eral housing act to attract private Kryl's cornet solos foil owed the rnnilnl' luicaiciuug uuuli Eccles Says Balancing S Will Be Difficult Reserve Board Chairman Would ! Liberalize Housing Plan to Attract Capital I Wshington, Dec. 8 (LP) Chairman Marriner Eccles of the federal reserve board today told the senate banking and currency committee that business recession already has made It "difficult" to balance the federal budget and said if the slump continued a balanced budget would become "impossible." Eccles told the committee, which is considering amendments to the federal housing act, that the recession this year was caused by "lack of balance" 'in price and wage structures. ' If the income of unorganized labor, the farmer and public service em- Eloyes had gone up in proportion to usincss profits and the income of keoaanized labor, be mid, the.geoeral purchasing power of the dollar would have been less but there would have been much less trouble. Eccles appeared before the committee to testify on president Roosevelt's proposed housing amendments designed to touch off a national hnitrliiia Iwwwn (oday )an w(,.v, cver had .. he de clared. prices as a whole were not too high in the spring of 1937, but some were out of line with others, he explained. hccles, one ol the originators ol r " 1. Exempt 3 per cent debentures to (Continued on page three) NEWBERRY STORE STILL PICKETED 1 1 HIV . Offer to Negotiate on Wages Reported ' Retail clefks of Bend, affiliated with the American Federation of Labor, today started their second week of picketing of the J. J. Newberry store in Bend, but information from union lenders and the store management indicates that little progress in negotiations has been reached. The clerks ore asked for a maximum weekly pay of from $14 to $17 and the Union seeks a closed shop. Store officials today Indicated that an offer to negotiate the wage matter had been extended to the union, providing pickets are removed and girls go back to work during the period of negotiation. However, union officials snid that such action would be contrary to union regulations. On Saturday, the striking girls picketed the store in a group. All eight of the Newberry girls were on the job nt one time, enrrying bnn-ners which declared that the store Is "unfair." Early this morning, one of the girls took up picketing work in a ski outfit. Injured Woman Is Taken to Eugene in Ambulance Mrs. Violet Swanton. confined to the St. Charles hospital two weeks and at the home of Miss May Ains-worth one week after suffering a broken nose, ankle and rib when her car . went out of control on an icy stretch of highway near LaPine, was taken Sunday by ambulance to the home of her son-ln-low and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Richards, in 1 fered in a car accident when called to Bend three weens ago. In Auto Wreck Car Skids on Ice and Runs Into Tree Three men were injured, one of them gravely, in Bend at about 9 o'clock last night when the car which they were riding skidded on an icy street and crashed into a tree in a center strip on Congress, near Lou isiana. Occupants of the car were Richard Winslow, said by officers to be the driver; Arthur Giltner and Chester Levitt Little hope was held this afternoon for the recovery of Levitt, employe of The Shevlin-Hixon Company here since 1918. He suffered a fractured skull and internal injuries. All three men were taken to the St Charles hospital after the accident Winslow suffered rib and wrist injuries and severe cuts about the face and scalp. Giltner's face was cut and -hia--4aJp-'wa8torn.-r.it-v nrx; I Spectators' said that the car was movine east on Coneress at an appar ently brisk pace when it started weaving, due. it is believed, to the icy pavement The car hit the edge of the central parking strip and struck a tree. The right side of the machine was badly damaged. All three men were in the front seat, and all three were unconscious or dazed when assistance arrived. First to render aid were Boy Rang ers, returning to their homes from an evening meeting in the Episcopal parish hall. They went to a nearby house and asked that an ambulance be called and officers summoned. Several of the rangers were just crossing the street when tne car approached and two were on the central park strip in the street when the crash occurred. The Bend accident was one of many reported in Central Oregon last night and early this morning. Motor ists arriving here from the north reported many cars "in the ditch" along the highways. However, other than in Bend, no serious accidents were re ported. Grand Jurors Receive Instructions in Court Instructions in the law cases which will be heard by the grand jury appointed during the term were given this mornins? by Circuit Judge T. E. J. Duffy. William Montgomery is foreman of the jury, and the other members are Fveline Caldwell, Evelyn Chamberlin, Laura Varco, Luther Weymouth, J. L. Scarth, and Frank Hodges. The grand.iury retired to hear evi dence on cases this morning. W. P. Vandevert was appointed bailiff of the grand jury and Mrs. Harry Swanson will be the reporter. John Suttle Is Released on Probation by Court John Suttle. Jr., who was brouvht back to Bend November 9 after being charged here with assault with the intent to rob, was released vesterday afternoon on probation to Sheriff C. L. McCauley. Circuit Judge T. E. J. Duffy allowed the bov to go free following the stipulation that he would report to the sheriff at stated intervals during the next 18 months. Suttle will be allowed to go to Auburn, California, to work. He will be in the care of F. W. Ryan there. SENTENCE 105 VEARS Kelso. Wash.. Dec. 8 (LP Theron Miller. 26, who confessed to a series of robberies from Longview to Port land, today was sentenced to 105 years In state penitentiary by Judge Howard J. Atwell. Miller was charged with grand larceny. . CARDINAL O'CONNFIX 78 B-wton. Dec. 8 (LP) William Car dinal O'Connell, dean of the Catholic hierarchy in America, celebrated his 78th birthday today. MRS. ANNA FRALEY DIES Mrs. Anna Fraley was burled In Graes Valley, Or., Inst Friday, friends of the woman here were notified to day. Mrs. Fraley died last Wednesday In Pullman, Wash. Thousands of Chinese Coolies Pressed Into Service in Army iniemiisMiun, aim inv un-iie.u u played the Rimsky-Korsakov symphonic suite "Scheherazade." After Miss Mc- ; 1 .1.- I . Cormic's solos, the Second Hungarian ; rhapsody (Liszt) was played by the i . Responding to prolonged applause' nt the close of the Liszt number, the orchestra played Percy Granger's "Shepherd s Lay and then Kreislcr s "Caprice Viennoise." The final number wns Schubert's "Moment Musi-cale." ' Many appreciative comments on the concert were heard at the close of the program. The orchestra, composed largely of young musicians, showed careful training and direction. Kryl's directing was quiet but forceful. His cornet solo showed re- inarkable control, extending the range of the instrument far below the usual register of a cornet. He con- ducted the orchestra without score and without a baton. Five Folsom Rioters Sentenced to Death Sacramento, Cal., Dec. 8 (LP) Five Folsom prison convicts, survivors of the bloody September escape attempt, todny were sentenced to die in the stales new lcthnl gas chamber nt San Quentln. Superior Judge Dal M. Lemmon of Sacramento spoke the words which started Wesley E. Eudy, Robert Lee Cannon, Albert Kesself, Fred Barnes ond Ed Davis on their way to a new gus chamber Hearing completion at San Quentln prison. They were found guilty of slaying Warden Clarence A. Larkin. . Judge Lemmon denied a joint mo-lion for new trials. Date for execution was not set. Texas CCC Boys To Be Home Christmas i By Weldon James (ttnllfHl PreM HlalT Corrrwpomlentl ' Nanking, China, Dec. 8 (IP) Thoti-sunds ol Chlncso coolies were pressed Into the service of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek's army tndny nn the government made feverish preparations for n last stand defense of the capital. United States pmbussy and naval authorities wero ready to maneuver the United States gunboat Punny Into a position whero It could take aboard 13 Americans who have refused to leave tho city until the last minute. Chinese military lenders denied Japanese reports that the heights of l'urplo mountain, about six miles outsldb the city proper, hud been taken. It also wns denied officially that tho Chlncso were purposely blowing up munitions dumps as they , fell buck. 1 Inslend, labor battalions, augmented by thousnnds of coolies; plodded tip lo the front with new supplies for Ihe main line defenso units. It was emphasized that withdrawal of tho Chinese troops to the city's galea had been n strnteglc move to place them in bettpr positions to dp-fend tho capital which the government officially has abandoned. (Although reliable reports In Shnnghu! sulci that Generalissimo Chiang and his wife had fled inland by plane, dispatches from Hankow, temporary capital further up the Yfingtsc, said that Chiang was traveling around tho Nanking sector personally directing operations.) The Texns boys .In CCC compnny 1 Fuitene. C. P. Niswonger and Dr. 3878, stationed nenr Silver Lake for i George Winslow made the trip with the past year, are going back to Texas the ambulance, and Mrs. Swanton in time for the Christmas season, was accmopanied by Mrs. Florence Lieutenant Turner, commander of the Allen, local nurse, camp, reported today. The boys will!; Mrs. A. B. Burleigh also made the leave for Texas on or before Decern- . t'lp to Euiene, with Mr. and Mrs. bpr 20. I Richards. Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Bur- Lleutonnnt Turner urged all Bend lolnh returned to Bend with the nm-merchants who hnvc accounts with , bulance. Company 3878 to send statements to When in Bend, Richards received 1 v, Dmn lmmrliiitlu In nrHnr thnt treatment for an iniured leg sm all business details can be completed before the company leaves for Texas,

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