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lack Troops Clash
In Vicious Battle
(Continued from Paco 1)
at DurdoU. It ml)** went of
ud It mllw from Dag
up the river,
attacked under
the disregard of
outstanding bat*
resistance was
leaving many cas
Major Pava
back to Mus
the prisoners,
body spent most of the
17th fording the Webbe
was
men
rifles,
the force
Dagnerei, skirting
and deploying, as
NE RIPS
NORTHEASTWARD
(Continued from Page 1.)
approached. It passed eastward of
Jamaica, small in diameter and of
considerable intensity.
inhabitants in Calmanera, Boqu
eron and other towns seeking
refuge from the storm began arriv
ing in Santiago Just before mid
night There was a 70 mile wind
at the American naval station.
Heavy seas lashed the coast. Ex
traordinary precautions were taken
at the naval station, across Guan
tanamo Bay from Ciamanera and
Boqueron.
Rivers Swelling
Deports were received early today
that the rains had become torren
tial and were rapidly swelling riv
ers. Telephone and telegraph
Wires in the Guantanamo-Baracca
Mayari area went down and rail
way service at the eastern tip of
the island was halted. The river
front suburbs of San Pedrlto, Santa
Elena and Trocha and Santiago
were flooded.
PaeManta of tha #7romVw»f eanflnn
of Santiago were evacuated next
and the city was plunged Into dark
ness by a short circuit In power
lines.
A message from a private wire
less station In Baracoa reported
panic throughout the area. The
seas rose rapidly toward the town
and water frant districts were
abandoned. Several bullldngs In
Baracoa were blown down while
the storm still was approachclng Its
climax and the hospitals and the
city Jail were evacuated.
People Panic Stricken
By 4:30 a. m. the wind was so
high at Santiago, far west of the
storm’s center, that people, were
panic stricken. Soldiers and fire
men evacuated residents of lowlands
In motor trucks. Roofs of many
buildings were blown off.
Soldiers In ambulances and trucks
took care of rescue work. They re
ported one person killed and two
gravely Injured.
Soon after 4:30 the wind started
to bate.
Florida Watching
Miami, Fla., Oct. 22.—(UP)—Un
certain In Its direction and losing
some of Its fury, a tropical hurri
cane was reptwted hovering over
extreme southeastern Cuba this
morning. The pqgjtlon was an
nounced through the federal hurri
cane warning system, which said
there were some Indications that
the storm might veer to the north
northwest, bringing a threat to the
Florida peninsula. O. Norton, me
teorologist at Jacksonville, was ad
vised that the wind guagc at San
tiago was blown away while regis
tering 70 miles an hour at 3 a. m.
Norton said the mountain range on
the southeastern Cuban coast
would flatten the storm and In
crease Its area and he expected Its
force to dissipate by late afternoon.
The 9:30 a. m. advisory message
of the warning system reported the
■torm diminished In Intensity, but
capable of picking up strength as
It moved on out over the water.
The center of the storm was lo
cated In the vicinity of Santiago,
Cuba, with highest winds reported
they approached Dagnerel'a height*,
into three columns.
Bombardment Starts
Ten airplanes from Mustahll
opened a bombardment of the fort
at 2 p. m.
Dagnerel’s redoubts are on a spur
of mountains commanding all the
plain roundabout and the Ethiopian
defenders were well entrenched,
armed with two machine guns and
rifles for every man, but the Dubats
swarmed wildly up the hill at the
first explosion of an airplane bomb.
High explosives shook the hill
and beat at the ear drums. Machine
guns spat with their peculiar sound
of venom from the diving airplanes.
Bullets poured down the hillside
from the enemy entrenchments.
Near the summit the Dubats
broke their formation into scat
tered files and stormed the summit.
So steep was the hill that men fell
repeatedly to their knees, to leap up
and again scurry forward.
The Ethiopians concentrated
their force at the right side of hte
fort and poured machine gun and
rifle bullets into the attackers. A
flank attack dislodged first a few,
then all, with bloody hand to hand
fights ranging between individuals
all over the fort.
The two Ethiopian machine guns
were devastating to the Dubats to
.the last. A Dubat chieftain cap
tured one gun single-handed, killing
all Its crew. Small groups of Ethi
opians, routed, still fought in guer
illa fashion for natural emplace
ments around the fort. The mop
plng-up occupied the attackers un
til late evening.
Ethiopians Fought To End
Before subjugation of Dagnerel
was completed the Irregulars of Sul
tan Olol-Dinel attacked Oldie, a
fortified village at the south-eastern
foot of the cliff on which Dagnerel
Is located.
They encountered savage battle
from fleeing remnants of the Dag
nerel force, who mounted their re
maining machine gun on the para
net of a shoulder deeD trench and
held off the attackers until night
fall forced a truce.
On Saturday morning Major Fava
brought reinforcements and before
noon the Ethiopians were dislodged
and chased up the right embank
ment of the Webbe Schlbelll toward
Kallafao.
A large force of Dubats pursued
In motor lorries with hope of. de
stroying the fugitives.
I talked to several prisoners, who
Included an officer of the regular
army of Ras Nasslbu and a native
of the Gababursl tribe of British
Somaliland who slipped across the
border to fight with the Ethiopians.
He admitted he Is a British subject.
All the prisoners were awed at the
devastation wrought by the tusrlal
bombardment and said their com
manders had considered Dagnerel
Impregnable because of Its natural
position.
CONDUCTOR MAY
GETJJIG LEGACY
New Bedford, Mass., Oct. 32.—
(UP)—A New Bedford street car
conductor may receive a $15,000
legacy from his father, who disap
peared In 1903 and who for years
was believed dead.
Although the bequest was In the
name of Luther E. Rouse, Police
Chief Samuel D. McLeod said de
scription of the heir contained In
$ letter from Peoria, Arlz., fitted
Stanley W. Rouse, an employe of
the Union 8treet Railway company
since 1914.
The father, Fred H. Rouse, died
recently In Peoria. ,
by wetaher observers 60 miles an
hour.
The path of the storm apparently
was to the north, with Indications
It might curve to the north-north
west. A northward course would
take It over the Bahamas, British
Islands. A north-northwest direc
tion would take It north toward the
upper Florida east coast.
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Cuban and Bahaman waters and In
the Florida Straits. Small craft
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John Lewis (below), president of
the United Mine Workers, and
William Hutcheson (top), presi
dent of the Carpenters' Union,
threw the American Federation of
Labor convention at Atlantic City,
N. J„ into an uproar when per
sonal remarks led to a list fight on
the convention floor. Hutcheson
was bowled over by Lewis, but the
convention sustained him on the
parliamentary question which
started their dispute.
WARRIORS CAUGHT
IN ITALIAN TRAP
(Continued from Page 1.)
lowing strategy laid down by Em
peror Haile Selassie's advisers —
retreat that would draw invaders
into unfamiliar country far from
supply bases — tried to dissuade
his warriors from the attack but
consented to lead them when con
vinced they were out of hand.
Await Word of Disaster
Ethiopian government officials
waited anxiously for word of the
disaster’s extent.
Correspondents of both the Ex
change Telegraph and the News
Chronicle in Addis Ababa agreed
that the expected big battle on the
northeastern front wil Ibreak in less
than two weeks. The Exchange
Telegraph correspondent said War
Minister Mulugeta of Ethiopia, en
route to Dessye or Makale now, will
command alomst 1,000,000 men when
the engagement occurs.
Mulugeta and Raa Siyoum, now
in command of the front, have
agreed to venture everything on a
defense of the Central plateau es
carpment Just south of Makale.
Ethiopians believe the Italians will
deflect their front to strike south
eastward across the Danakll desert.
The News Chronicle said that
arms and ammunition are pouring
into Ethiopia now at a rate that
may make the defenders terrifically
damaging to marching columns of
invaders. Automatic rifles will be
Issued this week to non-commis
sioned officers, the correspondent
said, and virtually every man of
regular troops on the Tigre Prov
ince front now has a modern rifle
and a fair supply of ammunition.
Emperor Visits Troops
Addis Ababa, October 22— (UP)
— Emperor Halle Selassie flew to
Dessye this morning for a brlel
inspection visit to ills troops await
uig iaj ciikhic txtc ximunn muijr un
the northern front, It was said on
most reliable authority.
It was believed that ho would go
to tlye front to take command of
his troops In about ten days.
There was no word whether the
emperor’s visit to Dessye was
caused by any special development
such as expectation of an Italian
advance. It was recalled, however,
that he had long wanted to Inspect
his men. His advisers had urged
him not to leave the capital.
Officials said that the emperor,
on his visit today, did not land at
Dessye but flew along the Dessye
road watching the soldiers march
ing to the front, Including those ol
Ras Mulu Oetta, his war minister,
who Is to take command In the
north.
He returned to the capital at
noon.
• Italy Masses Troops
Alexander, Egypt, October 32 —
(UP) — Italy still Is massing troops
airplanes and tanks on Egypt’s
western frontier, It was reported
today despite a supposed agree
ment for lessening of tension.
Reports from the frontier were
believed to be the cause for high
pressure work which Is being done
by Spinks Pasha (Major Oeneral
81r Charlton Spinks), Inspector
general of the Egyptian army, and
his staff.
The Egyptian Delta region Is re
ported congested with trains of war
materials.
Addis Ababa, October 33— (UP)
— Emperor Haile Selassie today
sent a physician by airplane to care
for DeJaamatch Ayaleu, one of the
empire's most famous battle chiefs,
whp was reported wounded yester
day in an ipisuccessful attack on an
Italian mountain stronghold near
the Sudan border.
MEOBOEB CONFUSED
Great Britain Will
Tell Whole World
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Ethiopian war, with the govern*
ment’i poller on League of Nations
penaltlee and on peace negotia
tions.
It Is expected also to provide a
basis for calculation of possibilities
for the future—rearmament, Ger
many's role In any realignment of
British policy and the fate of the
Locarno treaty.
It Is the prelude also to a general
parliamentary election to be held
next month, in which the conserva
tive-national labor-national liberal
cabinet will appeal to the oountry
for support of Its conduct of the
business of government
Dissolve Parliament.
Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin Is
expected to close the debate Thurs
day night with an announcement of
the dissolution of parliament and
the date for the election.
The benches of the gloomy little
House of Commons Chamber were
crowded early by those of Its 610
members who could find seats.
The meeting time was 9:40 p. m.
(0:40 a. m. E8T) and Sir Samuel
Hoare, foreign secretary, was ex
pected to open the debate at > with
a board review of the foreign situ
ation and to hint as to developments
that may be expected.
Hoare, Anthony Eden, minister for
foreign affairs, and Prime Minister
Baldwin will be the principal speak
ers for the government. Eden was
expected to speak tomorrow, em
phasising the League of Nations
part of the crisis and the govern
ment’s policy, and Baldwin to close
the debate late Thursday night with
the really big speech.
Country Will Be Warned.
It was indicated that before the
debate ended the country would be
warned that, though the cabinet
sought peace, though It would take
no Individual action against Italy,
It could not guarantee that pursuit
of its foreign policy, based on strict
collective enforcement of the League
covenant, might not bring war.
Points which Hoare and his fellow
speakers were expected to emphasize
Included:
Reaffirmation of Britain’s deter
mination to abide by the league.
A reference to the Britlsh-French
Italian agreement aimed at reduc
ing Medltteranean tension by re
placing some British warships with
French ships and reducing the size
of Italy’s army in Libya.
A declaration that Britain was
not antagonistic to Italy.
A defense of League of Nations
penalties against aggressor nations.
Vague suggestions that Inaugura
tion of peace negotiations was al
ways noaslble.
But there wu little hope here of
Immediate approach to real negotia
tions for ending Italy’s war on
Ethiopia.
Interest centered mainly In pos
sible declarations on British rearma
ment, on the view the cabinet took
of France’s pledge of support In
event of a clash with Italy, and
with the approaching general elec
tion.
French Aspect Important
The French aspect of the inter
national situation was most import
ant in British eyes, France, only a
few miles across the English Chan
nel, has been Britain’s ally since
before the World War. If the cab
inet was forced to reconcile itself to
the possibility that it might not be
able to depend on France in an
emergency, there remained a policy
of Isolation and a possible extension
of agreements with Germany, as ex
emplified in the recent German
BrlMsh Naval agreement.
It was a dying parliament that
met. The present House of Com
mons was elected October 27, 1031,
for a life of five years. It Is not
necessary to hold a general election
until next October. But it Is the
custom to hold a general election
at a time during the lift of the
parliament when there Is a great
national issue to be faced—on which
the party in power feels it has a
good case politically.
The present situation Is the grav
est since the World War and the
government decided to seek a new
mandate from the country.
Speech From The King.
Hence Baldwin 1s expected to an
nounce Thursday nlgh^ that he
Intends to ask the king to dissolve
parliament. The privy council Is ex
pected to meet Friday morning to
approve the request. Later Friday
there will be a speech from the king
proroguing parliament, and Baldwin
Is expected to announce the date for
an election unless he does so Thurs
day In announcing the impending
dissolution.
The general election Is to be held
November 14, 20 or 28, it Is under
stood, with November 14 the most
likely date.
Hopes to Halt War.
London, Oct. 22 — (UP)— Oreat
Britain hopes to localise and halt
the war between Italy and Ethiopia
without applying military sanctions,
Sir Samupel Hoare, foreign secretary
told a crowded house of Commons
today in opening a three-day debate
on foreign polloy.
Sir Samuel declared Britain does
not intend to act alone, and mili
tary sanctions are not practicable
WICTB MB DCCU IHJ CUHCCllVC
agreement at Geneva to apply them
He indicated Britain will reply on
eoonomlc pressure, which is intend
ed to limit and shorten the war.
Sir Samuel spoke in the most
solemn and tense atmosphere that
the House of Commons has seen
in years. You could almost here a
pin drop, despite the overflowing
galleries and benches.
In dismissing the possibility of
closing the Sues Canal, the foreign
secretary said:
"Let us remember that the league
is the great instrument of peace.
Let critics remember this when they
saw we ought to close the Sues
Canal and cut Italian communica
tions. .
Net to Do It Alone.
"Do they mean we should do this
alone? If so, what becomes of col
lective action and our contention
that this Is not a war between
Britain and Italy? It Is only dan
gerous and provocative to talk about
it."
"The economic pressure now be
ing proposed,” Sir Samuel said, "Is
Intended to limit the war, not to
expand it; to shorten and not ex
tend Its duration.”
Sir Samuel spoke in a quiet, pip
ing tone, both hands spread flat on
the edge of the table, like a preach
er delivering a sermon. He con
fined his emphasis to certain words
which he wanted to make more
impressive by a slight nod of the
head and an almost Imperceptible
increase In the tone of his voice.
— He declared he Is doing his ut
most to find an eleventh-hour peace
formula.
"There is still a breathing space
before economic pressure can be
applied,” he said. "Can It not be
used for another attempt as settle
ment? Italy Is still a member of
the league.
“Can not this chance be used so
as to make it unnecessary to pro
ceed further along the unattractive
road of economic action against a
fellow member, and old friend and
former ally?” '
Prophets of Misfortune.
Denying that the government’s
policy is -hostile to Fascism, Sir
Samuel said:
"We have not the least Intention
of Interfering in the domestic af
fairs of other people."
“The unbroken solidarity of the
empire Is behind the government’s
policy." He said . . . “Let those
prophets of misfortune who have
marked the empire down for decay
ana absolution ooscyve tnis iact or
overwhelming importance." f
‘BUSTER’ KEATON
STILLVERY SICK
Hollywood, Oct. 22—(U.P.)—Phy
sicians to-day saw "no Immediate
danger” for Buster Keaton, frosen
faced Him comedian suffering from
pneumonia and a nervous break
down. Doubt was expressed, that he
ever would be able to resume his
solemn brand of clowning. Keaton,
a World War soldier, was In a psy
chopathic ward at the Sawtelle Vet
erans’ hospital under constant ob
servation.
"He Is a very sick man,” Dr. John
W. Shumann said, "and while his
life Is In no Immediate danger, It
may be months before he is well.
Only time will tell whether he will
ever act again.”
His condition was said to have
been brought on by accumulating
family and financial worries. Mae
Elisabeth Keaton, his second wife,
divorced him October 4th, and he
was also named In a $200,000 aliena
tion of affections suit by Mrs. Kea
ton against Mrs. Leah Clampltt
Sewell, divorced wife of Barton Se
well, Beverly Hills muti-milllonalre.
His first wife, aNtalle Talmadge,
also has an action on file against
hi mto collect back alimony she
asserted Is due.
MRS. PRESCOTT
DIES IN ORANGE
Orange, N. J., Oct. 22—(UP)—
Mrs. Clara Ropes Prescott, said to
be a lineal descendant of Miles
Standish, died today In her home
here. She was 88.
Mrs. Prescott was a daughter of
the late David Ropes, one of the
early mayors of Orange, and presi
dent of the American Hard Rubber
Company, New York. Bom In Meri
den, Conn., she lived here the
greater part of her life, and was ac
tive In civic enterprises. Among the
organisations of which she was a
member were the Society for the
Preservation of New England Anti
quity, and the New Jersey Audobon
Society.
Funeral services will be held, at
the New Church of Orange on
Thursday. Burial will be In Rose
dale cemetery.
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Two Finance Reports
Have Been Presented
(Continued from Pace X)
palgn treasury. Treasurer Callan's
report shows a balance. Not only
were the democratic (leaders smiling
but party workers were going around
today with question marks writ*
ten all over their countenances.
Both Claim to be Bight
Chairman Palomba declare4 that
Treasurer Callan’s report was en
tirely off balance. Treasurer Cal
lan insisted that his figures are
correct. There the situation stands
and there it can remain as far as
Chairman Palonroa is concerned. He
stated when interviewed at noon
that his report was going to stay as
the official one in the town clerk's
office. He said he didn’t care
what happened to Treasurer Cal
lan’s report. The latter took the
same attitude toward Chairman Pa
lomba's report.
Town Chairman Palomba’s report
showed receipt of $6,824 and expen
ditures of $8,764. Treasurer Cal
lan’s report showed receipts of $6,
389 and expenditures of 86,344.
Palomba Denounces Callan
Chairman Palomba to-day em- :
phatlcally denounced Treasurer
Callan’s report to the town clerk,
declaring that it is incomplete both i
as to contributions and expendl- ,
tures. ,
It will be remembered that at the
outset of the recent city campaign .
the town copunlttee met and named
a special finance committee to raise
funds. This committee was headed .
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At that time, also, an attempt was
made by the Pape-Larkin forces to
have the power of dispensing money
raised placed in the hands of the
chairman of the finance committee
but Town Chairman Palomba
blocked this part of the plan.
As a result Attorney Larkin’s
committee raised funds but Town
Chairman Palomba passed on the
dispensing of the money. Chairman
Palomba stated to-day that money
also came Into the town committee
other than through the medium of
the finance committee. . '
Points Out Mistakes
Treasurer Callan’s report to-day,
Chairman Palomba pointed out,
contains only the report of receipts
and expenditures as contained In an
accounting made by Attorney Lar- 1
kin as chairman of the finance
committee. He said that he told
Treasurer Callan yesterday after
noon that he could have the re
maining figures on receipts and ex
penditures of the twon committee
if he Woul dcall at the town chair
man’s office. Treasurer Callan Is
reported to have declared that he
would have “nothing to do" with
the Palomba figures and charged
that he had been slighted through
the town committee’s action in
placing of the finance control in
the hands of the Larkin oommlttee
and Town Chairman Palemba.
Chairman Palomba filed his re
port late yesterday afternoon with
the town clerk. Treasurer Callan
rushed Into the town clerk’s office
Dick Halliwell’s Attraction Wednesday Evening
today with hla report. And there
the eltuatlon stands. Town Clerk
Egan will place both reports on file
sut the question Is asked: "What
figures will be taken as official by
the state officials If an lnvestlga7
tlon is madef”
Manufacturers Absent
Most of Waterbury's leading
nanufacturers were conspicuous by
;helr absence from the list of con*
irlbutors to the g.o.p. campaign
fund, the reports show! The name
>f only one Goss, that of John B.
3oss, appears on the lists filed. His
iontributlon was a small one. Mrs.
f. S. and Irving Chase represented
.ha Chase family of manufacturers.
She gave $35. He gave $60. John
t. Coe of the American Brass, com*
pany contributed $106. attorney
Pasquale DeClcco, candidate for
tax collector on the republican
;lcket, was the heaviest contributor
)f all. He gave $600. •
Major John M. Burrall, mayor*
alty candidate, contributed only
1150 to the g.o.p. town committee
:ampalgn chest. W. 8. Pulton and
3. P. Merrlman each gave $400.
IVilllam J. Pape, publisher and dic
tator of the g.o.p. organisation,
lave $330 and his editor-ln-chlef,
S. Robert Stevenson gave the sum
>f $25. Registrar of Voters Albert
3. Faller gave $200 and so did “A
friend." Theodore Lllley contribute
;d $136 while Wilfred B. Bchlegel
rave $106. The sum of $100 was
riven by Elton 8. Weyland, Austin
U Adams, Walter Hottnes and
Judge John P. McGrath, each. The
sandldate for controller, Sherwood
Li. Rowland, gave only $76 to the
town committee and a similar
imount was given .by Probation
officer Emil Hummel. U. 8. Com
missioner Harry Krasow gave $06.
Ex-Mayor John P. Elton gave the
mm of $350. Mrs. O. H. Upson con
tributed $100 and so did Rowland
H. Camp. All other contributions
were for $80, downward.
Other Election Returns
Town Clerk Dora A. Egan filed
tier election report today. She was
re-elected on the democratic tick
et. She spent $681.36, of which $276
went to the democratic town com
mittee. The remainder was used
Prt nnsfaoa am<4 iwtuaatialMa
• Alderman-elect Edward Goldberg
elected on the democratic ticket,
spent (30 and City Treasurer Ed
ward L. Tuttle, reelected on the
same ticket, expended $47.00.
Charles W. Campbell, defeated
communist candidate for controller,
spent (0.75 during his campaign.
Martin Tehan, reelected to the
board of education on the demo
cratic ticket, spent $20.
Mrs. Elisabeth W. Coe spent (70
in her campaign to be elected town
clerk on the republican ticket In
the city election two weeks ago. She
was defeated by the Incumbent,
Town Clerk Egan. Mrs. Coe gave
$00 to the g.o.p. town committee
and ((6 to the Kolbeck-Coe club
which had headquarters on Bank
street In Brooklyn.
Burton H. Walker, successful
candidate for the board of elec
tion on the republican ticket, spent
nothing In his campaign. Alderman
John W. Bendler, democrat, re
elected to the board of aldermen,
spent (15, of which $10 went to the
democratic (own committee. The
remaining $6 was spent for adver
tising.
James W. Btimes, democratic se
lectman reelected spent $10 In the
form of a contribution to the dem
ocratic town committee. Selectman
William J. Christian, republican,
victorious two weeks ago, gave a
similar sum to the republican town
committee.
John Yost, socialist candidate for
alderman; who was defeated, spent
nothing In his campaign. To date
no socialist candidate has filed a
report with the town clerk showing
expenditures.
HAMILTON RETIRED
Washington* Oct. W—<OT)—The
war department today announced
retirement of Brig. (Jen. Alston
Hamilton, now commander of the
first Coast Artillery Dlf*>•<"»
headquarters In Boston.
Hamilton reached
retirement
1930.
MUSSOLINI WILL
SETTLEDISPUTE
(Continued from Page 1.)
tlvity, seems preparing for the con
quest of Ogaden Province in south
eastern Ethiopia, without awaiting
the result of any peace negotiations.
It Is Indicated that Mussolini would
like to get control of Ogaden, and
Tlgre provinces before negotiations
proceed beyond discussion of the
Mediterranean.
Each Must Save Pace
It seems that there Is difficulty
even in arranging for the withdraw
al of a portion of the British fleet
and part of the Italian army In
Libya. It has been agreed to do this
but the difficulty of the arrange
ment Is In a formula by whloh
neither country will seem to have
backed down.
Italian opinion Is still skeptical of
general motives despite the Medi
terranean agreement, and though
Mussolini Is said to be preparing for
peace talks, thsre Is much suspi
cion as to the good will of some
others concerned.
United States Teld
Washington, Oct. 22—(U.P.)—The
state department to-day received
League of Nation's communication
citing peace measures undertaken
by the league, Including declaration
of a financial and economic boycott
against Italy, and asking for this
government’s views.
Officials Indicated that this gov
ernment probably would not reply
Immediately. It was believed a thor
ough study would be made of the
league message and that state de
partment officials would confer with
President Roosevelt before replying.
The text of the league’s communi
cation was not made public here,
but It was understood to be a state
ment of actions already taken by
the league to enforce peace, cou
pled with a request for any expres
sion of opinion that this govern
ment might care to make.
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It was understood the league did
not ask specifically that the United
States join In. the financial and
economic boycott against Italy or
even make an outright declaration
of co-operation with the league.
Officials here, however, regarded the
league’s message as an invitation for
this government to make such a
declaration If It cared to do so.
It was believed that the league
officials were fully aware of the le
gal and constitutional limitations
Imposed on this government con
cerning application of a general
embargo and that the league studi
ously avoided any formal request
which would be likely to receive a
flat “no” from the United States.
CARPENTER COLLAPSED
Monroe, Conn., Oct. M—(UP)—
William Luckner, carpenter and
father of eight children, collapsed
while working on a house here late
yesterday and died while being tak
en to a physician’s office. His wife
died last June from Injuries suf
fered when she tripped over a rope
at her home.
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