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mum BY H. W. Corley /uritN 01933 'l< noN NEA SERVICE, iNCj \l 1 l*y' CHAPTER ONE TyjOST stories of chorus! Kiris begin at the dress-1 ing room mirror. Alas for Sheila Shayne! Sheila hadn’t been inside a dressing room for weeks. Grease paint was a memory for her. Waiting for a cue was just a phrase. She hadn’t worked last week, nor the week before. Nor for four weeks before that? No longer did Sheila call this forced leisure being “at liberty” or “resting.” She called it; she very worse kind of luck. Sheila wasn’t expecting) sympathy, however. So many 1 others seemed to be having) the same experience. Sheila really wasn’t a chorus girl, though she would have been glad indeed for a place in the cho- j rus just then. Born in a dressing room eighteen years ago, she had; Jived in the theater almost all of her short fife. She had been born in a dressing room and cradled in a trunk tray because Dolly Des mond, her mother, just # couldn’t stay behind at the hotel while Johnny went on with the act. Afterward the parents firmly de clined the suggestion of Johnny’s mother (Dolly was an orphan) that) the baby should stay behind in Ot- j tumwa, la., while they finished the season. tt tt tt So from the first Sheila was a 5 stage baby—educated in day; coaches during jumps, carried on in j her first part at 3 months, toddling on in her second part at 2 years.) Then the Gerry Society started in terfering. Thereafter Sheila’s knowledge of j the stage was confined to the wings, where she watched father and mother go through the act. Sheila knew the lines as well as her parents. At 14 she played lier first real role. It was none too soon, for presently her father and mother, known as ‘'the Dancing Desmonds,” died in a train wreck. It hap pened during the summer when Sheila had been left behind with a friend who had a cottage at Rye, N. Y. Johnny and Dolly took their last bow hand in hand. Their daughter was left to make the grade alone. And at 15 Sheila was known for what Johnny's and Dolly's friends j had guessed all along—she was toj be a dancer. Not a "hoofer,” but a dancer. A bit of thistledown, a sunbeam with little feet fluttering, stamping, clicking, weaving in per fect time. A flower in the wind. Many a poet or composer, pen in j hand, could have done worse than i put Sheila’s dancing to music. Old troupers looked strangely grave when they saw the child, face flushed and rapt, whirling and twirling to the tuneless old board ing house pianos, while some sec- j ond-rate vaudeville musician sup- j plied the accompaniment. Prom some remote ancestor Sheila ■ had inherited a loveliness that far j exceeded good-hearted little Dolly's j attractiveness. Tall, well-built, slim as a sickle moon, with delicately' curved, slender throat, dark hair; sleek as satin, creamy gardenia skin. \ That was Sheila. She herself had ■ selected the name, Shayne. Watching her dance, one thought; of blackberries and cream, marble i and ebony. Sheila's eyes were set) in with the proverbial sooty finger. She had up-curving lashes and a proud fling of the head that Ma Lowell, proprietress of the theatri cal boarding house, said would take her before royalty. tt a a \\T HIGH was all very well,,but W Sheila had no job. very little money, and scarcely anything in the way of encouraging prospects. To day rent was due. Os course Ma Lowell would not be insistent, but Ma. like every one else these days, needed her money. The Flying Fosters were "out.” So were Sally and Joe. The Melody Trio was "resting.” Timmy in the back room went to Joe Paris’ place daily to pick up what he could as an accompanist. And Myrt—well, Myrt hadn't worked for weeks. As Ma put it, it was time for Myrt to be getting out of the profession and into some sort of a shop. Ma herself had sold lingerie while her daughter. Flossie, briefly graced the "Follies.” Mrs. Lowell’s room ing house would have been far more profitable if she had been less sympathetic and her memory of what it is like to be down on one’s luck less strong. Yes, Sheila certainly wanted to pay her room rent. Her clothes were becoming shab by, even though they had been well cut, good clothes in their time. However, her blouse was frothy and as white as careful laundering could make it. Her gloves were worn. too. but her feet were neat and trim. Shei la’s feet always were neat and trim. They were her fortune. Twinkling, twining, tapping, daz.- fling feet! She flew down the stairs now and paused at Myrt’s door. "Come on, Myrt, I’ll blow you t breakfast. I’m lonesome.” Myrt’s door opened c. itiouslv. One eye oeered out and the crack widened to admit sheila. "Oh, It’s you." Myrt said rather unnecessarily. Within the room was dark, close, disordered. As Sheila dropped into a chair, quick ly unburdened for her use, her host ess raised the shade, ciutching a (Turn to Tage 12) The Indianapolis Times Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight with lowest temperature somewhat above freezing; Wednesday rain and colder, below freezing at night. VOLUME 44—NUMBER 203 IDENTIFY BODY FOUND OCT. 6; HOLD HUSBAND Freeman Baldwin, FortviJle Man, Is Arrested as Slayer Suspect. TRACED BY HER TEETH Dentists Give Evidence That Helps in Solution of Death Mystery. It i/ 7 / we* Slier in l GREENFIELD. Ind., Jan. 3. Suspected of slaying his wife, Free man Baldwin, 54, Fortville, is held today in the Hancock county jail. The unclothed body of his wife, Margaret, 32, wrapped in a cheap, new' tent, was tound Oct. 6, at the intersection of Road 40 and the Ft. Wayne road, near Lewisville. Identity was established late Monday by three Fortville dentists, each of whom had filled a tooth for Mrs. Baldwin. Baldwin was granted a divorce here Dec. 18, and on Dec. 20 re married. The divorce was granted on a non-resident publication no tice. Hancock county officials refuse to disclose information in their pos session which led to Baldwin’s ar rest. Today Sheriff Frank Stottlemyer made a trip to Monticello, the pur pose of which he would not reveal, other than that it had some con nection with the death. The body of Mrs. Baldwin, in a badly decomposed condition, was found by Jesse Conrad, 72, and his son, Eli, 32. There were tw'o wounds on the head, which officials believed w'ere inflicted w'ith a hammer or the butt of a revolver. Arrest of Baldwin followed a lonj investigation by three state police officers, Lieutenant Bert A. Davis, and patrolmen Russell Coons and Joseph E. Rudd, assisted by John Dent, Hancock county, deputy sheriff. PHIL ZOERCHER NEW TAX BOARD CHAIRMAN Veteran Member Becomes First Democratic Head of Commission. Philip Zoercher, veteran member of the state board of tax commis sioners, became its chairman today as Democrats began taking over the reins of state government. He is the first Democrat to be chairman since the board became a full time body in 1919. He be came a member in 1918. James E. Showalter, Republican, resigned as chairman to aid Zoercher. John J. Brown, former chairman of the highway commission, became a member of the board today, and L. O. Chasey, former secretary to Governor Harry G. Leslie, was chosen board secretary, succeeding Harold Bowman. DEBT CLASH IS SEEN Hiram Johnson to Speak Wednesday on Subject in Senate. /).(/ T'nitrd Preax WASHINGTON. Jan. 3.—Senator Hiram Johnson (Rep., Cal.) an nounced in the senate today he would speak Wednesday at the earliest possible moment on the subject of debts owed the United States by foreign governments. Start the New Year Right Why jiot start the New Year right and get your va ea ut property rented? A pines Want Ad is the ideal fnedinm through which to obtain your tenants. A rent al ad ill The Times is read each evening liy more than a quarter million readers. Tour ad in The Times is easy to read, every word is spelled out in full. The cost is ever so small—only 3 cents a word, with liberal discount for prompt payment. Just call Ri. 5551 and get the tenants coming your way, or you can bring your ad to Times Want Ad Headquarters, 214 W. Maryland St. James Lang, Ex-Banker of Sullivan, Is Dead By Timea S pee in] SULLIVAN, Ind., Jan. 3. —From the slums to a bank presidency, and then to disgrace—that is the life story of James M. (Colonel Jim) Lang, who died here New Year's night of heart disease at the age of 76. Once head of the now defunct Citizens Trust Company of Sullivan, Lang for more than half a century was a leading citizen of this town until he disappeared in 1928 to be returned a year later to face two trials in connection with failure of the bank of which he was head. Lang was born in the slums of New York. His real name was Alois Teavivich. When he was 5, he was picked up bv a children's aid so ciety, and with five other boys was shipped to Indiana to James Wes ley Lang, a farmer, whose name the lad assumed. After a period of bondage. Lang worked his way through Valparaiso university and became a teacher. He entered the banking business in 1882. Then, in 1928. Lang's bank was dosed after he disappeared from here. For months, it later was INDIANAPOLIS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1933 Thirty Face Gang Firing Squad Peril Holdup Victims Lined Up, Shotguns Discharged; Three Wounded. 11)1 T'nitrd Prraa NEW YORK, Jan. 3. Seven bandits subjected thirty men .pa trons of a club to a firing squad ordeal today, raking them with shotgun fire, after stripping them of money and jew r elry. The victims were lined up against a wall while they were searched. Then the leader of the gang stepped back with four others, all armed with shotguns. He gave the command, “Let them have it.” Five charges of shot were dis charged into the line of men. Three fell wounded. The wanton cruelty of the bandits aroused the unwounded men to a frenzy, and they attacked the bandits with their fists. Two were clubbed down by bandits, using the stocks of their shotguns. As the melee became fiercer, the uandits retreated. They finally ran out of the club to a waiting auto mobile. The wounded men W'ere Samuel Cirocrasi, 24; James Adams, 24, ana Stanley Tableski, 36, all of Brook lyn. Loot was .jtimated at about S4OO cash and jewelry, police said. LAWYERS MAP WATER BATTLE City Attorneys Meet to De cide Plans for Fight on High Rates. City attorneys and associated counsel, with the common objective of obtaining lower w’ater rates, met today at city hall to map plans to oppose the Indianapolis Water Company’s federal court action which seeks still higher rates than the $1.25 minimum scale recently set by the public service commis sion. Those at the conference included James E. Deery, city attorney; Ed ward H. Knight, corporation coun sel; A. B. Cronk and Harry K. Cuthbertson, attorneys representing two apartment operating firms, and Walter C. Rothermel, representing civic groups. Jack Pickford, Star of Films, Is Dead in Paris Entered Hospital Oct. 14 for Treatment for Nervous Breakdown: Star in Many Pictures. (Picture of Pickford on Page 5) Bp T'nitrd Prraa PARIS. Jan. 3.—Jack Pickford, screen star and brother of Mary Pickford, died at the American hospital today. Although inactive on the screen recently, he starred in many pic tures since beginning his film career in 1919. He was born in Toronto in 1896. SOUTH BEND BANK LOOTED OF 515,000 Three Bandits Make Raid, and Flee With Cash. By T nited Prraa SOUTH BEND. Ind., Jan. 3 Three men today held up the West ern State bank of South Bend and escaped with approximately $15,000 cash, Two employes and a customer were in the bank when two of the three holdup men entered. Electric Rate Cut Asked Reduction, “if possible,” of elec tric rates of the Public Service Company of Indiana and of the Il linois Bell Telephone Company is asked in a petition filed today with the public service commission by sixty residents of St. John, Lake countv. learned, he kept secret his identity by working in restaurants and at menial tasks in Cincinnati. Atlanta and many towns in the south. He was arrested at Morgantown, N. C., and returned here for trial. After two juries had failed to agree on charges that Lang forged notes and placed them in the bank's vault as substitutes for “good” ones he is alleged to have taken, prose iution was dropped. Times Bridge Semi-Finals to Be Played Tonight Approximately forty semi finalists in The Times dis trict contract btidge tournament to send an Indianapolis repre sentative to st. Petersburg, Fla., for the American Bridge League finals, will meet tfnight at 8 at the Columbia Club in the first of two nights of elimination play. Play tonight will be in the ladies' dining room on the third floor of the club, and semi-final ists are asked to be there prompt ly at 8 for assignment to tables. Each person will play four JAPANESE HURLED BACK IN BATTLE AT CHINA GATEWAY UNCLE SAM'S ANNUAL ’SAD NEWS’ IS MAILED 78,000 INCOME TAXPAYERS ■%-T* - - -- . : - •'' ;.y, 'x : M v ' v " - '- - &“■ :M :&W ’ . “ J_ . ' "*%|| ; llllf Hi- annual "sad'’ news of the Jgßk y 1: M L-deral i.'ovmiment to 73.000 its;- • "rnPfc; WP> $; Jp dents :;f Indiana who pay income m >: W taxes was issued from the local lip: ♦• Jf headquarters of the income tax ;• 4 .’ Bhl ||| if division this afternoon. r"" w "Jg|< ffijij am -m Blanks were sent to the pros- Ik ■gp f. 5 Jjf s I peetive payers, and now it will be 8L BSp P xHtIP M I their job to subtract the exemp- P 7;2^^^hbßHß|| iPth im 1 tions and various percentages be- Vtgfe. |‘ •S|: ,M fore return of the blanks March v afe fc l ? % mI apm j 15. deadline for the 1933 payment. Tapp' - H * i In the photo attaches of the de- partment are shown with the . draft mass of blanks mailed early. stTIP JgfL '* M , Left to Right—Miss Helen . - *' - J J%_ De Jarnatt, federal income L tax H -•■ wm N jjffillP division tlnel. and Mis s Jean | \ ilancnrk. 1.504 North Pennsyl- a v •? ■ vania street. i ppr I mmm Pickford entered the hospital Oct. 14 for treatment for a nervous breakdown. Pickford died from a combina tion of diseases affecting the nerve centers. Physicians said he showed un willingness to live, often saying, “I have lived more than most men and I am tired.” He had planned to leave for the Riviera in the spring. Pickford was married three times, each time choosing his bride from actresses or dancers in Ziegfeld's Follies. His first wife, Clive Thomas, he married in 1921. She died while they were on their honeymoon in Paris. The death was ascribed to an overdose of sedative. In 1922. Pickford married Marilyn Miller, another Follies headliner, who divorced him five years later, charging incompatibility. In 1930. Pickford married the beautiful Mary Mulhern, who was 22, and ten years his junior. Less than two years later the film col ony heard rumors that they had separated. The rumors were con firmed in February, 1932. when Miss Mulhern filed a divorce suit at Los Angeles, charging him with con stant nagging and criticism of her theatrical career. 99-YEAR-OLD MAN SEES SON BECOME SHERIFF Civil Mar Veteran Matches as Oath Is Administered. By T'nitcd Prraa ENGLISH, Ind., Jan. 3.—John Armstrong. Civil war veteran, who will celebrate his 100th birthday Aug. 11, witnessed his son Alva take the office as Crawford county sheriff Monday. hands with each other person at the table, with the eight semi finalists having the lowest minus or largest plus scores qualifying for finals Wednesday night. a a a Mrs. grace c. busch- MANN, well-known Indian apolis player and teacher, will be referee for both sessions and play will be under American Bridge League rules. Mrs. Buschmann's interpretations will be final. Entries from group winners will be accepted this afternoon, but The annual “sad'’ news of the federal government to 78.000 resi dents of Indiana who pay income taxes was issued from the local headquarters of the income tax division this afternoon. Blanks were sent to the pros pective payers, and now it will be their job to subtract the exemp tions and various percentages be fore return of the blanks March 15, deadline for the 1933 payment. In the photo attaches of the de partment are shown with the mass of blanks mailed early. Left to Right—Miss Helen Kuhn. 542 East Maple road; M. F. De Jarnatt, federal income tax division chief, and Miss Jean Hancock. 1504 North Pennsyl vania street. STATE’S FLOO9 • WATERS DROP Only Seven Roads Closed, Is Report of Highway Commission. Crest of high water had passed at several points in Indiana today, ac cording to the weather bureau, and the state highway commission re ported. only seven roads closed. Rain is forecast for Wednesday, but the fall will not be heavy enough to greatly effect flood conditions. Roads closed today are 50 at Me dora; 450 between Bedford and Shoals; 62 west of Mt. Vernon; 67 north of Spencer; 65 northeast of Princeton; 145 south of French Lick, and 58 west of Bedford. Water is over parts of three other roads, but highway commission trucks are pulling automobiles through. These road are 31, near Seymour, and 67, between Freedom and Spencer. 100 FEARED LOST ON SOVIET ICE-BREAKER Arctic Ship Collides VT~ti i-rDerg; Radio Reports Cease. Bil T'ttitrd Prrsx COPENHAGEN. Jan. 3. One hundred members of the crew of the Soviet ice breaker Malygin were feared lost today after the ship col lided with an iceberg in northern waters. The Malygin was one of the most famous of Soviet ships engaged in exploration in the Arctic. It took many scientific expeditions into the north. The Malygin reported the collision by radio Monday night. The signals ceased suddenly this morning. ‘FLASH!’ IT IS FAST Small Plane Designed in Illinois Speeds 150 Miles an Hour. BLOOMINGTON, 111., Jan. 3. Two local aviation enthusiasts have designed one of the smallest planes in the United States. It is known as the “Flash,” and was built by Owen Tilbury and Cecil Fundy. It has a wing span of only fourteen feet, is eleven and a half feet high. A speed of 150 miles an hour on straight-away flights is claimed for it. should be submitted before 6, so table reservations may be made. Following is almost a complete list of semi-finalists, although names of several group winners who qualified over New Year are not included: Mrs. Walter McManus. Mrs. Della Lang. Mrs. Frank Mills, Mrs. Thomas Elder, Mrs. Chester Al bright, Mrs. V. R. Rupp. Mrs. C. B. Durham. Mrs. M. P. Moore. Mrs. Michael Warren, Mrs. Guernsey Van Riper, Mrs. Uz McMurtrie, Mrs. Jacob Pirkey, Mrs. M. H. Ful ler, Dr. Howard Morris, E. E. Entered as Second ( !as Matter at I’ostoffice, Indianapolis Parents and 5 Children Are Dead in Home Blaze Father Succumbs in Hospital of Burns in Attempt to Rescue His Family. By Timra Special SHELBY. 0., Jan. 3.—A mother and her five children W’ere burned to death in their home near here today. The father died of burns after a futile attempt to rescue his family. The dead are James Miller, 31; his wife, Beatrice, 26; James Jr., 8; Ethel, 5; Eunice, 4; Evelyn, 2. and an infant, age 12 days. The fire followed an explosion of kerosene which Miller was using to start a fire in a stove. Miller poured the kerosene into a stove in which he thought there was no fire. Live coals ignited it and caused the explosion, he said before he died. The family occupied a two-room cottage. All w’ere sleeping three beds in one room. Miller said the flaming kerosene spread over the bedroom so quickly he had no chance to rescue his family. He ran from the building with his clothes aflame, and calldd to neighbors for help before he col lapsed. Hourly Temperatures 6 a. m 34 10 a. m 41 7 a. m 35 11 a. m 42 8 a. m 37 12 (noon).. 45 9 a. m 37 1 p. m 48 Government Costs Slash First Job for Roosevelt Following is the first of a series of and isnatches bv Ravmond Clapper, chief of the Washington Bureau of the United Press, which will report some of the ways in which the taxpayer's dollar is spent. After giving a general picture of the world's largest business in action, these dispatches will report objectively some of the ways in which this money is r-eing spent. Specific items will be described because of their general interest, and with out regard to whether they might be con siriered meritorious or otherwise. BY RAYMOND CLAPPER United Press Staff Correspondent (Convrieht. 1933. bv United Press) WASHINGTON, Jan. 3-Reduc tion of government costs com manded attention today as a prime object of the incoming Roosevelt administration. House and senate Democratic leaders, w’ho are preparing to con fer with the President-Elect in Boyce, James Custard, E. E. Mc- McFarren, John Gansman, Don ald W. Bolt, David J. Johnson, Warrant Peacock, Otho Went worth, William B. Shideler, Rus sell E. Utt, George McDaniel, B. J. Lorts. C. W. Edison, Robert C. Wood. John C. Turpin, Philip Bernstein, T. E. Vance. D. H. Dale, Michael J. Duffecy Jr. and Louis J. Metzger, Miss Helen Barret, Mrs. L. H. Brink. Mrs. J. I. Hurst. Mrs. Walter Sjirts, Mrs. W. H. Barrere. C. L. Buschman, Law rence J. Welch. M. E. Townsend, and Harlan Rollings. | Defenders Fight Gallantly to Thwart Nip ponese Attack, Made by Land, Sea and Air Forces. INVADERS SUFFER HEAVY LOSSES Renewed Assault Expected; Barricades Strengthened; War on Large Scale Again Threatens. BY H. R. ELKINS United Press staff Correspondent PEIPING, Jan. 3.—The Shanhaikwan Chinese garrison today repulsed a formidable Japanese attack from land, sea, and air. It was an emulation ot the brilliant defense of Shanghai by the Chinese Nineteenth Route army last year. 4he Japanese assembled seven airplanes, nineteen field guns, two destroyers, and 5,000 infantry at Shanhaikwan, reports received here said,'but withdrew after suffering heavy losses in an hour of fighting. Dispatches to the l nited Press from Changchun, cap ital of the Manchukuo government, quoted Manchukuo STEVE RULING REPORTED DUE State Supreme Court to De cide on Plea Today, Rumor Says. Possibility that the state supreme court this afternoon will rule on the case of D. C. Stephenson, former Klan dragon, serving a life term for murder in the Indiana state prison, was reported at the statehouse. Reports that a ruling would be handed down on Stephenson’s peti tion for a wait of corum nobis, opening avenues for new' evidence in the case, became rife because Justice Julius C. Travis will retire from the bench tonight. Stephenson's petition asks leave to produce evidence, which, it is charged, was denied admission at his Noblesville trial w'hen he was convicted of slaying Madge Ober holtzer, Indianapolis woman. HARRY S, SWANSON IS TAKEN BY DEATH Former Auto Advertising Man Victim of Pneumonia. Harry S. Swanson, 33, former automobile advertising man on The Times and Star, died today of pneu monia at the home of his parents, 1324 Sturm avenue. He had been ill only a short time. He leaves a son, George, 2 years old, whose mother, formerly Miss Clara Weber, Valley Mills, died a few' days after the child’s birth. Other survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Swanson. New York Thursday, are known to regard the cutting down of gov ernment expenditures from the boom period #vels as one of the first jobs to be tackled. They are ready to grant Mr. Roosevelt almost dictatorial powers to do it. They see this as the chief alternative to still heavier taxes. Speaker John N. Garner estimates government revenues are falling be hind expenses $100,000.000 a month. This is $3,333,000 a day. It is $l4O .100 an hour. It is $2,300 a minute. Within the comfhg year $7,000,- 000.000 in government securities come due. That is more than halt the amount of the European war debt. It represents $7 for every minute that has elapsed since the birth of Christ. When a larmer or a home owner goes to the money lenders to renew his mortgage, the banker wants to know whether he is keeping up with his expenses. If he can't earn what it costs him to live, then his credit goes bad. Government now is in the posi tion of the man who. has let his | expenses get out of hand, and can’t • Turn to Page Two HOME EDITION PRICE TWO CENTS Outside Marion County, 3 Cents officials as saying that peace negotiations were opened at Shanhaikwan after the Chi nese asked that fighting cease. General Hu Chu Kuo, commander of the garrison, reported by wire less to Marshal Chang Hseuh Liang that Japanese infantry tried to ; carry a breach in the southeast wall I of Shanhaikwan opened by artillery j and airplane bombardment, but' j were driven back by Chinese ma chine gunners. Prepare for New Attack The Chinese were repairing their ’ defenses, expecting another assault. The Japanese losses at Shanhaik wan were said to have angered mil itary leaders, increasing the pos sibility that hostilities might spread throughout North China. The status of events at Shan- I haikwan was uncertain late tonight, j Chinese officials declined to admit ! the Japanese had occupied the city, but insisted that the Chinese had J repulsed a second assault, after a heavy Japanese shelling, which caused many fires. Japanese, American, and Italian sources said the main body of Chi nese troops was withdrawing to ward Chinwangtao and Changli, but a Chnese spokesman here said the garrison at Shanhaikwan was hold ing it positions tonight and that its | morale was high. The danger zone in the dispute | between China and Japan lies be ! tween Chinchow, Manchurian city j to the north of Shanhaikwan, and ! Tientsin, to the south. The Great | Wall of China reaches the sea at j Shanhaikwan. The Japanese have been strength ening their forces to the north of j the Great Wall for months, while Chang Hseuh Liang has been doing the same thing on the south. It was hoped that the fighting be tween Japanese and Chinese would prove to be only a frontier clash. The outcome, however, could not be predicted, especially in view of the recent increase of militaristic spirit j in China and in view of the failure ! of the League of Nations to settle : the dispute peacefully. I'p to Military The Chinese also have become I bolder since resumption of diplo matic relations with Russia, while Japan has declined to sign a non aggression pact with the Soviets, j The Japanese legation here said ! that the Shanhaikwan situation , was entirely in the hands of the military. The Japanese charged the Chinese with being unwilling to seek conciliation, and consid ered the situation serious. Both Chinese and Japanese moved i troops into the Shanhaikwan area. The Chinese movement was con sidered largely precautionary, how ever, unless the Japanese launched an offensive toward Tientsin and Peiping. The Japanese invasion of Shan haikwan followed charges that Chi nese had bombed a group of Japa nese police and that later a Japa ! nese officer, Lieutenant Kodama, was killed. History Is Repeated Chinese recalled rather glumly that the Japanese military in Man churia made similar charges last winter, when they extended their occupations from Tsitsihar on the north to Chinchow on the south. Japanese charged that Chinese had violated the neutrality of the Chinchow area, established after Japan's troops were withdrawn from the Shanhaikwan area last year. Colonel Ibara, commandant of the Japanese legation guard here, de livered an ultimatum to Marshal Chang, demanding that he remove his soldiers from the frontier. Chang j refused, on the ground that his men j were in Chinese territory. Fighting followed. The Japanese brought up reinforcements from the north, and Chang stood his ground. ASK SUPER-CABINET Creation of High Stability-Welfare Board Proposed in Bill. Bu Vnitttl Vrt ** WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 —Creation of a super-cabinet to advise the President and congress on all prob i lems affecting national stability and welfare was proposed today in a bill ponsored by Senator Millard Tyd : ings <Dem„ Md.) and Walter F. 1 George (Dem., Gaj.