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in HOSPITAL FIRE jj0ly Family Home Was Branch 01 Cincinnati’s St. Francis Hospital CINCINNATI, July 12.—— Five persons died and at least two t‘hers were burned severely as pe early today trapped 30 resi sts and employes on the third floor of the Holy Family Home, a branch of St. Francis hospital. The dead were: Mary Rose Katkins, 42; Mary n*eders, 57; Minnie Brandhoff, 57; Fe«ina Niekamp, 45, and Rosaline Burns, 41. all residents. Injured were Theresa Bukart, 78 and Jennie Kenster, also resi dents. Blames starting in the basement laundry cut off escaPe by stair‘ ways, firemen said. Many occupants of the building were led to safety down fire es Des Others were rescued by volunteers and firemen through windows. Those fatally burned were found huddled in corners. One victim, Mary Thoders, was found in the linen closet which she ap narentlv entered in the belief she bad reached an outside door. • One went back to get her clothes and that was the last we saw of her,” a hospital attache said. Arthur Jahn, 29, an engineer, said he and five other persons were in the basement of the building when the fire was discov ered. Police Maj. Elmer O’Neil saw the blaze as he was passing in an automobile and said he heard per sons shouting “save me.” Behind The Scenes In Washington PHILADELPHIA.—T here was something highly symbolic—though it wasn't meant that way—about the misfiring of the fast politi cal maneuver attempted by Joseph Pew, estern Pennsylvania G. O. P. boss, in connection with the nom ination of Wendell Willkie. Pew held Pennsylvania’s vote back, on the final ballot, and the nomination almost walked out from under him before he could register it. Things just moved too fast for him. A new game was being played and when he finally plunked 72 votes on the line—when Willkie needed only two to win the nomi nation—he got a chorus of boos for his pains. Which, to repeat, is symbolic. For it becomes more and more evident the nomination of Willkie means the beginning of a new era for the Republican party and pos sibly for the nation as well. The traditional “Old Guard” is on the outside. The convention was obviously unbossed from the start: and the fact that old-line leaders failed utterly to regain control of it simply testified that their day is pretty well ended. New men are coming up: young men like Sam Pryor of Connecti cut, Governor Stassen of Minne sota, Congressman Bruce Barton of New York, and their kind. With them has come a new kind of politics. Willkie didn’t get the prize by manenvprinvs nf thp old tvne. The only smoke-filled room at this convention was the conven tion hall itself: and the delegates made the decision they made be cause, obviously, they felt it was a decision the general public had already reached. Willkie had started late and he started from scratch. As recently as two weeks before the convention, wise old party heads in Washington were refus ing to take his candidacy seri ously. He hadn’t gone out and got any delegates: he hadn’t reached any understanding with the big lead ers. The public was steamed up, of course, but, it was objected, “It’s the delegates who are going to do the nominating, and he just hasn’t Sot ’em.” He had ’em in the end—because he found a way to short-circuit the ordinary, cumbersome processes °f the democracy. PLATFORM ,s CASUALTY Chief casualty of the Willkie vic tory was the party platform, adopted formally just 24 hours ear lier. The famous defense plank, writ ten with such labor to satisfy both interventionists and isolationists, is forgotten already. Like the rest of the platform, it "‘11 mean what Willkie says it means. He’s the boss now. , The G. O. P. is in for a new oeal and it is never going to look duite the same again. 2 Baby Fraud Charged To Charlotte Couple CHARLOTTE, July 12.—UP)—Mr. Mrs. Fred E. Dale, charged with Clin?iracy to clefrau(l Rufus Bryant, ji . °n tobacco grower, waived pre rnmary bearing in city recorder’s ourt today. Jh/^iPle are alleged to have Wed '1G 22'month-old son of an un 'n a conspiracy to de raud Bryant of *1,000. L_ Alluring Songstress Miss Joanne Leoux, attractive singer with the popular Jack Wardlaw Rolling Rhythm orchestra playing on “The Deck,” the new nautical rendezvous atop the Greystone hotel at Carolina Beach. A • * ._ Americans to Lose $lb3,U(JU,UUU *Stake9 in Pro-German Rumania By ROBER ST. JOHN BUCHAREST, July 12.— UP)—A stake of $163,000,000 which Ameri cans have in Rumania is bound to be affected sharply by the sud den transformation of King Carl’s monarchy into a totalitarian state. Since Rumania renounced her British-French connections, set up a government on the Nazi model and threw in her lot with Ger many and Italy, the American colony here has expressed deep concern over what will happen to $36,000,000 in U. S. investments and $127,000,000 in U. S. loans. Most of this second figure— $122,000,000—is a World war loan, principal and interest. Although Bucharest and Boston are 4,500 miles apart, many ties link Rumania and the United States. Most Rumanian automobiles come from America; each time a Rumanian makes a telephone call he rings up a cash dividend for an American stockholder; one of the largest oil companies in Ame rican-owned; most of Rumania’s movies are turned out in Holly v7ood; and shops until recently were full of American magazines, cosmetics and gadgets. War in the Mediterranean al ready has ended an exchange oi goods in which $5,000,000 in Amer ican manufactures were sold an nually to Rumania, which in turn shipped back about $2,000,000 worth of raw materials. Commer cial men see little possibility of this trade returning, for under Nazi domination Rumania would get her automobiles, face powder and can openers from Adolf Hit ler’s third Reich. The possibility that Rumania’s foreign trade in the future will be done on a clearing basis under Berlin’s domination immediately raises the question of how Ameri can owners of stock in Rumania corporations will receive their di vidends. In the past it was pos sible to pay these dividends be cause of Rumania’s favorable trade balance with free exchange countries such as Britain and France. King Carol's In Trouble Again But It's No Romance This Time (By The Associated Press) Carol of Rumania is in trouble again—but this time it is no ro mance. The circumstances are too tragic now to amuse those who once were diverted by his eccentricities. This time it is no elopement, but a Red army in Bessarabia, a Hun garian ,army on the edge of Tran sylvania, a Bulgarian menace on the south and, over all, the shadow of Adolf Hitler. Yet there was a time when Carol was young and all of his troubles —however, much they may have embarrassed his family and Ru mania’s statesmen—held youthful dash and a touch of whimsy for the rest of the world. It was another war—the World war—which was going on when youthful Carol, son of Hohenzol lern Prince and great-grandson of an English queen, first shot into the international limelight. Rumania had just entered the war on the side of the Allies and was in the midst of her first cam paign when the Mercurial Prince abandoned his regiment and elop ed with the girl of his dreams— Jeanne Lambrino, “Zizi” to mil lions of newspaper readers. They honeymooned in Odessa, but the common law union was not re cognized in his own country. A son, Mircea, was born. A few years later King Ferdi nand and Queen Harie sighed with relief when Son Carol tell in lo^e with Princess Helen of Greece. His first union was annulled and a royal wedding with Helen follow ed. In the same year, 1921, Mihai was born—prospective heir to the throne. Rumania rejoiced. Carol had settled down. But it was only for a while. Then entered the gorgeous Magda Lupes cu, commoner daughter of a trades man. Carol was determined to have ' his way again. He defied his fami ly. renounced his rights to the throne early in 1926, and went into luxurious exile with Magda. Two years later, King Ferdi nand died. Carol remained in exile, a carefree ex-crown-prince, living sumptuously with his lady love in a Paris where spring seemed per petual. At home, little Mihai perched upon the throne. The boy-king, was publicized abundantly; drew oh’s and ah’s from all corners of the earth. Then suddenly, in 1930, Carol came home out of a clear sky, in an airplane from Munich. Quickly a bloodless bitzkrieg was won. The man from Munich sent his son back to the nursery and took the throne himself. His mother, the Dowager Queen Marie, so long a strong figure in the Balkans, eased quietly out of the picture. It was even reported that Carol had definitely shelved the glamo rous Lupescu; retired her with a handsome financial settlement. Wild reports that he would try to make her his queen were not confirmed by events. Her political influence was regarded as power ful for a time, but she dropped more and more out of the lime light. It was widely agreed that Carol had indeed settled down this time to the serious job of being a king. It was too late. Adolf Hitler's accession to power in Germany gave mighty impetus to the anti Semitic Rumanian Iron Guard, which theretofore had been only an illustration of the strange things that can happen in a Balkan coun try. As Hitler’s power grew. King Carol efforts to suppress the Iron Guardists grew more drastic, final ly frantic. - The Iron Guard assassinated Carol’s strong man premier, Ar mand Calinescu, last September 21. With a war already declared in the west, and Poland collapsing under German blows, Carol redoubled his efforts against the Iron Guard. Soon he seemed to have suppressed the movement, with the shooting of hundreds of Iron Guardists and the imprisonment of thousands. But when Prance fell, Carol took iron guardists into his cabinet. And then the Red army came into Bes sarabia and northern Bucovina; md in Hungary and elsewhere peo ple said; “It looks like the end of Ru mania, and of Carol, too, perhaps." A novel lightplane engine start er, recently developed, enables the pilot to spin the motor from his seat by pulling a handle which pperates a ratchet device behind ;he propeller. 4 Pennsylvania has the most phurch buildings—13,327—of any of the states. Frank Ladson Dies For Slaying Roberts COLUMBIA, S. C., July 12. —(/P)—Frank Ladson, 26-year old negro sawmill worker died in the electric chair at the state penitentiary today with a prayer on his lips. Ladson died for the axe slaying of Joe Roberts, elder ly Horry county white farm er March 30. Under question ing by officers during his time in jail he also admitted four other killings. Mrs. Roberts, two of her sons and a daughter-in-law were in the crowd of approxi mately 30 witnesses to the elec trocution. While waiting out side the main gate for admit tance shortly after dawn, Mrs. Roberts said that two other children wished to witness the execution but were not given passes because they were un der age. , RALEIGH BRIEFS Star-News Bureau Sir Walter Hotel BY HENRY AVERIL RALEIGH, July 12.—Raleigh’s American Legion post has dropped plans to conduct a campaign de signed to give the city an “iron lung” to be used in combatting possible infantile paralysis epidem ics or for any sort of hospital cases requiring an artificial respirator. Opposition of Rex hospital offi cials and Raleigh doctors seems to have been the primary cause for abandonment of the drive In scores of other cities the medical profession has cooperated heartily with the Legion, or with other civic clubs, in iron lung campaigns, but from the very time it was broached Raleigh’s medicos gave clear indi cations they were against it. Their position apparently is that the Raleigh hospital needs other equipment much more than it does an iron lung. In the background, too, is the perennial jealousy and feuding betwen Rex, the big pub lic-aided hospital, and Mary Eliza beth, a smaller private institution. Legion spokesmen resent the doctors’ attitude no little. They say action of the hospital and doc tors in expressing preference for sume inner type ui equipment i& like the case of the recipient of a Christmas person who refused a necktie because he wanted a pair of sox. ■ — The Division of Game and Inland Fisheries has been receiving let ters of appreciation for their con servation work on the inland wa ters. Fishermen report that the fishing couldn’t be so good in lakes and streams if somebody hadn’t done a stocking job. So it sounds as though those who fish in fresh water are doing right well for themselves this summer. Governor Clyde Hoey probably will be unable to attend but North Carolina will almost certainly be represented at the governor’s con ference slated for Mobile, Alabama July 29, 30 and 31. One of the primary discussions will be elimination of existing trade barriers between states. Adoption, or recommendation at least, of uniform laws governing size and weight of trucks, recipro city in recognizing tags of other states and, in general, better co operation of Southern states in highway laws and regulations will be discussed. Headed by the Highway Users Conference, organizations opposed to diversion of highway funds are conducting a systematic campaign in preparation for activities of the General Assembly session that opens in January. It sems rather unlikely that there will be any strong effort for adoption of an anti - diversion amendment to the state constitu tion; but there is sure to be a pow erful drive to remove from the ex isting revenue act its provision for so-called “contingent” diversion. Every candidate for governor ex pressed himself during the primary campaign as being opposed to di version; but there still is no defi nite indication of what stand J. M. Broughton, who will succed Gov ernor Clyde Hoey in January, will take once the question is up for debate. Mr. Broughton, Incidentally, is enjoying a brief vacation this week end at Myrtle Beach. He was in vited to speak to the Associated Contractors of North and South Carolina, and is taking advantage of the opportunity to get in a bit of real enjoyment of the beach. 1 With Wjllkie In Colorado Republican presidential candidate Wendell W'illkie holds a ten-gallon Hat Presented him by Governor Ralph Carr (left) at Colorado Springs, where Wilikie stopped for a brief rest. Governor Carr is first republi ean to fill the Colorado gubernatorial chair in 14 years. in Hollywood HOLLYWOOD —The only dull moments on the set of "The Great Profile” are when John Barrymore is changing or making up in the former Shirley Ten,pie bungalow, now his dressing room. When any one calls him there he picks up the telephone and says, ‘Shirley isn't in now; can I take a message for her? This is John Barrymore.” His is a set where you can see more celebrities around the side lines than in front of the camera. Hollywood stars seldom care to watch each other perform, but they come from ocher studios to sit attentively while Barrymore plays scenes. The tribute is all the more impressive because he reads his lines from a blackboard held just out of camera range. Now that the actor is behaving himself (and, incidentally, is look ing very well indeed) there is no doubt that he could earn tne lines. But he continues to use the black board simply because he can get by with it, and thus never ias to look at a script. The studio does not mind, either, because he is. less inclined to spoil scenes with cen sorable ad-libbing. STILL GOOD FOB A WHEEZE Of course he still digresses from script sometimes. The other day Mary Beth Hughes was required to slap him, and she delivered a hay maker that started from down around her knees. Barrymore reeled, rallied, rubbed his face, registered dismay and said "great guns!—my second wife must be in town!” Between scenes he occasionally intones long speeches from Shake speare, and Director Walter Lang suggested that if he could remem ber those he certainly didn’t need a blackboard for his movie lines. "But Shakespeare didn’t write '•his script,” replied Barrymore. "What he wrote is WORTH remember ing.” The story of “The Great Profile” is largely fiction but obviously is built on the character of ine real John Barrymore. In spots, too, it achieves unintended realism. There’s a sequence in which his manager tries to impress on him the fact that he’s broke—not only broke but deeply and desperately in debt. But the great actor isn’t worried. . . . While that part 01 the picture was being filmed, the newspapers were carrying a story that John Barrymore actually was $68,021.54 in debt and that he had asked federal bankruptcy experts to take part of his $5000 movie wage each week and stave off tfie creditors. He doesn’t seem any more worried than the man in the movie. ELAINE BARRED FROM STUDIO He says his living expenses are about $1000 a week, and that he’d like to save part of the rest of his salary, leaving maybe $1500 to be tossed among the lawyers, agents and tax collectors who are baying at his door. When this picture is finished, Barrymore expects to resume his tour with the play, “My Dear Chil dren.” Elaine Barrie will appear with him again on the stage, but she is restrained by agreement from coming to the studio to cheer his current joust with the cinema. He does not seem upset by this dis crimination against his wife, al though he did suggest one day that 20th-Fox might hire Elaine as tech nical adviser to Mary Beth Hughes. Boy, 15, Jailed As Grandparents’ Slayer FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., July 12. —UP)—A 15-year-old country boy was held today as the acknowledged kill er of his grandparents, shot in the back yesterday while they worked on their modest farm near here. Sheriff Herbert Lewis said Gerald Stewart admitted slaying Mr. and Mrs. Sam Stewart but would not say why he did it. The man was found dead in a corn field late yesterday, struck in the back by a shotgun charge. Mrs. Stewart’s body, similarly riddled, was found in her little vegetable garden today. Stewart was 74 years old, his wife 71. There were 1,377,792 revenue -pay ing passengers carried on U. S. air lines in 1939. Medical Care In the region of Southern ocean waters, Florida and Southern Cali fornia, bathers sometimes get a dermatitis which the natives call “salt water itch.” It appears most often in the armpits, coming on at the same time on both sides. It is very unlikely that it is due to salt water alone. More probable is the explanation that it is due to some minute animal or tropical plant. The old timers and regular bathers are not so subject to it as the vis itors who acquire it in about two to four weeks: this would make it look as if the regular bathers ac quired an immunity. The armpits are natural places for fungus infections to grow: the hair provides a good resting place for them: the situation is warm and moist, an ideal culture me dium. As to prevention, soap and fresh water after the swim is the most natural and easiest effective rem edy. Applications of 50 per cent alcohol and boric acid solution is a good routine for after bathing. The use of an oily application be fore bathing—olive oil, cocoanut oil or petrolatum—is a good pro tective device. Treatment of “salt water itch” after it has occurred, with calo mine lotion, salicylic acid ointment or ammoniated mercury ointment • if secondary infection has oc , cured, is reported to be success . ful. t Keeping up our promise to un L derweights, here is another diet to , help put on pounds: ? Breakfast: Orange juice, oat meal with cream; lamb chops;' muffins; coffee with cream. Mid-morning: A malted milk. Luncheon: Hamburger steak; stuffed baked potato; corn bread, butter; fruit salad; tea with cream. Dinner: Roast beef; lima beans; bread with butter; ice cream; cof fee with cream. Evening: Ice cream soda. Value—4,200 calories. Questions and Answers C. L.—"Please answer if you can have whooping cough and not whoop. My little granddaughter has had a bad cough for about seven weeks, vomits, and it really seems like whooping cough but there is no whoop.” Answer—The whoop of whooping cough is due to a spasm of th« larynx after a prolonged spell of coughing, so that the child sucks in the 'breath, making the charac teristic noise. If this spasm is not present, there will be no whoop but there may be whooping cough just the same. A child who has been coughing for seven weeks and vomits probably has whooping cough. 1 During the first four months of 1940. there was a total of 9390 traffic deaths in the United States. This is a 6 per cent increase over the same period of 1939. Vjxww///^ first choice of millions ^ Vcf WHO HAVE MADE IT WORLD'S — LARGEST SELLER AT IO«. ^l^ST. JOSEPH ASPIRIN COLD'S MISERY ANY TIME OF YEAR PENETROli ———IT SO,OCX) Warplanes: A Precision Job BY DEVON FRANCIS Associated Press Aviation Edito BALTIMORE—An American ail craft manufacturer, visiting t h German air ministry’s imposini edifice in Berlin last year, askei an official, “what happened to tha big, four-engine plane you had ii the blueprint stage a few month; ago?” “Oh, that.” responded the Ger man. “We built it and discardei it. It wasn’t quite what we wantei for production purposes.” In a brief seven months, unde: totalitarian methods, the German; had drawn the plans for, built am junked a mammoth winged wa: machine. That provides anothe: piece of evidence on the smootl efficiency with which German; has worked in shaping to the need; of war a highly specialized indus try. The same problems in quick ex pansion, engineering and produc tion now face the United States it meeting the demands of the armec services for fresh thousands o nery, more engineers and mori r skilled and semi-skilled plan - workmen—these are the element: ■ which will determine the speei ! with which America can reach foi 1 and attain greater productivity fo: I the national defense. i Trained workers are not a a im s mediate problem. The plants themselves have beer ■ tutoring men for new jobs as back 1 logs have shot into the hundred: 1 of millions of dollars. Greater pro duction, moreover, has so alterec manufacturing methods that thou > sands of skilled jobs are now onlj 1 semi-skilled. An expansion of training for mer doing semi-skilled work probablj 1 will become necessary. ' Here in Baltimore, on an estuarj ! of Chesapeake Bay, one of the ■ “big four” of American aviation’: pioneers, Glenn L. Martin, has de ■ monstrated how sharp increases ir • airplane production can be achiev i ed. In exactly eleven weeks, in 1939 ; Martin, the builder of flying boat: ■ which for years have been flvint : erson, N. J., and the Pratt & Whit ; ney division of the United Aircraft i Corp., at Hartford, Conn., have l had to inaugurate employe train • ing programs of a special nature • because engines require especially fine workmanship. The Douglas Aircraft Co., at San ta Monica, Calif., and the Lock heed Aircraft Co., at Burbank, ■ have training schools which as sure them a steady flow of skilled and semi-skilled workmen. As American plants expand un der the impetus of government or ders, a simplification of manufact uring methods, cited by John H. Joulett, president of the Aeronauti cal Chamber of Commerce, trade association group, will take place. It has been under way, in fact, many months. Warplane manufacture, however in spite of all engineers can do to hurry production, will remain a complicated process. Here at the Martin plant there are 75 crafts and professions re nrpspntpH amnnu the 12 000 pm warplanes. Turning out bll.UUU ma chines, and boosting American pro ductivity to that figure annually is a precision job on a mass-prc duction framework. Up to now the best Americar plants have done is plan and man ufacture an airplane in ten moiiths That was the time required for £ twin-engine flying boat of sensa tional performance. As a private project of the Consolidated Aircraft Corp., of San Diego, it sufferec from none of the delays caused bj the demands of buyers foi changes. Ordinarily 20 months elapse here between the time a design is drawn and the first plane of a series, or “prototype,” rolls out ol the factory for flight testing. As American factories acquire more floor space and install more machinery to which engineers car look for fast fabrication of parts, that time will be reduced. A fast growing industry only now is find ing short cuts in turning outs its manifold products. More floor space, more machi the Pacific, doubled the size oJ his factory. During those elever weeks he began moving in a mil lion dollars worth of new tools anc equipment. Production on the new floor space actually was u n d e i way before the brick and mortal work was done. But brick and mortar do no1 make a factory, as Martin puts it, and new thousands of workmen had to be trained to fashion the planes rolling off the assembly lines. Mar tin met that problem too. He sen1 his own trained men into dozens of Maryland schools to teach po tential employes how to shape and rivet the endless sheets of alumi num alloy which constitute most ol the wings and fuselages of today’s warplanes. A good many of the 46 airplane plants and 13 aircraft engine plants with their 70,000 employes which make up the American air craft industry have instituted sim ilar training programs. The big en gine factories, particularly the Wri|ht Aeronautical Co., at Pat ployes. Engineers are divided into 29 classifications. There is scarce ly any “common labor.” The germ of a design may origi nate with a prospective customer — the army, the navy or a foreign government. Sometimes i t origi nates with the plan’s design staff. Preliminary engineering carries the embargo plane to the point of contract award. Then it becomes a major engineering problem. Most likely, a wind-tunnel model embracing only the contours of the proposed plane already has been made and tested to predict the performance characteristics. Now i others step into the picture. 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