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JAPANESE WIN GATEWAY CLASH; 500 CHINESE DIE Nippon’s Troops Occupy Territory Inside Great Wall at Shanhaikvvan After Bom bardment Leaves Smoking Ruins. CIVILIANS REPORTED WOUNDED Assaults Made on Town by Sea, Land and Air; Hostilities Stop Temporarily; Region to South Under Tension. BY If. R. ELKINS United Press Staff Correspondent PEIPING, Jan. 4.—Japanese troops occupied Chinese territory inside the great wall at Shanhaikwan today after their terrific bombardment left the city in smoking ruins with 500 Chinese soldiers dead, and an undetermined number of civilians dead or wounded. The Japanese gained control of the Mukden-Peiping rail way and entrance into the rich province of Jehol, with losses reported officially as eight dead, including one commissioned officer, and thirteen seriously wounded. Chinese conceded occupation of Shanhaikwan after three Japanese assaults from sea, land and air, and intensive bom bardment of the city. Marshal Chang llsueh-Liang, young war lord, who was ousted from his gerat Manchurian domain by the Japanese, considered the occupation of Shanhaikwan a national emer gency. lie advised the Japanese commander at Shanhaikwan to address further communications to the Nanking government, and not to Marshal Chang. The Japanese insisted on regarding the Shanhaikwan fighting as a local incident which could be settled by local negotiations. Meanwhile, Chang's soldiers were reported to be reforming at Changli, under protection of three armored trains. A Japanese armored train was on patrol between Shanhaik wan and Chinwangtao, the port on the Gulf of Laio south of Shan haikwan. The Japanese reported the cap ture of trench mortars, machine guns, grenades and stores of am munition. Fear Advance to South Hostilities in the Shankaikwan area were suspended, at least mo mentarily, while Peiping, Tientsin and other cities within striking dis tance of a possible Japanese ad vance to the south lived under great tension. It was believed, however, that the Japanese would continue to hold Shanhaikwan to protect their troops from attack during an advance into Jchol. The Chinese telegraph adminis tration re-established communica tion with Shanhaikwan, disrupted during the fighting. Japanese attacked Shanhaikwan, according to advices received here, with two destroyers, ten field guns, 5,000 infantry and bombing planes. Chinese Battalion Wiped Out After a breach was opened in the great wall by sustained bombard ment. Japanese infantry attempted to break through. Their first at tempts were turned back by Chi nese machine gunners. Marshal Chang addressed a letter to General Nakamura, commanding the Japanese garrison at Tientsin, insisting that the Japanese assume lull responsibility for the hostilities. The affair could not be regarded p.s a local ncidont. Chang main tained. and the Japanese must com municate hereafter direct with Nanking. A Chinese communique issued here late Tuesday said that an entire Chinese battalion, consisting of 500 men. had been killed in street fighting at Shanhaikwan. The Chinese conceded occupation of the city, the communique said, after three terrific Japanese attacks and intensive bombing. Further Resistance I.ikciy Chinese withdrew to Shiho. where they reformed their lines for further resistance. The communique described Shan haikwan as a smoking ruin, in which numerous conflagrations still were raging. Civilian casualties were said to be heavy, although no definite figures were available. Police of Tientsin and Peiping took rigid precautions to maintain order, fearing outbursts of popular indignation against Japanese. Both cities were quite at noon today, however. Velvet Jacket Found by Times Ad JACK FT—l.adv** Mark chiffon vel vet. Liberal reward. IR-5420. A l>lai k chiffon velvet jacket bcloncin- I" Mrs. i onk was lost. She placed a sixteen-word notice in the Times Lost Column The same eveniutr the ail ap peared. the man tindinc the jacket called and returned it to Mrs Cook. The ad ap peared only one day and the cost was only L'7 cents. If some article of value is lost, don’t fornei to call the Times U IKS r and save money on vour lost ad. The cost is only 3 cents a word. The telephone number is RI. 5551, or you can place your ad at Times Want Ad Head quarters. 214 W. Maryland St. The Indianapolis Times Cloudy with probably light rain tonight, followed by fair Thursday; colder with temperature about 30 by Thursday morning. VOLUME 44—NUMBER 204 COUNTERFEITING SUSPECT SEIZES Bogus Count Held by U. S. Officials: Racketeers Are Victimized. H if T'nihil I'itsk CHICAGO. Jan. 4.—Revelation of j a large international counterfeiting ; plot was made today by Captain : Thomas J. Callahan of the United | States secret service following ar ! rest at Newark, N. J., of Henry Dechow, once known here as “Count Enrique Dechow von Buelow." Dechow first came into public eye early in IS3O when lie married Mrs. Lottie Brenner, wealthy widow of Nathan T. Brenner, Chicago aider man. He posed as “Count Von Bue -16w." On discovery of the deception, Mrs. Brener sued him repeatedly for divorce, finally winning the fourth suit she filed. Callaghan attached greatest im portance to Dechow's arrest. Callaghan said Dechow had been ; in Chicago as recently as last Sat urday. and this visit led to his un doing. He was trailed from here to Montreal and thence to Newark. About 25.000 ot the bogus notes were passed in Chicago, but quick work by Callaghan's men led to confiscation of the notes brought here. The actual counterfeiting was i clone in Berlin. Callaghan said, and about $2.C00.000 in fake notes was brought to this country. Eight Chicago racketeers, said Callaghan, were victimized by the I'ihg. They were sold SIOO,OOO in notes for $30,000. Secret service agents f reed them to hand over most of the notes, and the gangsters threatened reprisals on the ring if the loss was not made good. 'RIGHT-OF-WAY' IS GIVEN FARM BILL ‘Domestic Allotment' Plan to Come Up Thursday. I!i/ I Hih il l‘rr* * WASHINGTON. Jan. 4—The house rules committee, heavily Democratic, today granted legisla tive right of way to the "domestic allotment” plan of farm relief, a project reported to have the full backing of President-Elect Frank lin D. Roosevelt. Without even the formality of a record vote, the committee reported to the house a resolution which would insure consideration of the bill Thursday. BRIDE. 14. ORDERED HOME TO HER PARENTS 18-Year-Old Musband Deprived of Wife: Disobeyed Judge. George Whyde. 18. of 237 Trow bridge street, who disobeyed the or der of Juvenile Judge John F. Geck ler by marrying a 14-year-old girl, today was ready for a honeymoon, but without the bride. Request of Whyde, a few days ago. to wed the girl had been refused by Geckler “until the court thought it over." But the couple did not wait Cupid hurried them away to Franklin, Ind.. where they obtained a license and were married. Geckler today ordered the bride to go home to her parents when he dis covered Whyde was without a job or means of supporting his young wile. INDIANAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1933 Defaulting War Debtors Lashed by Hiram Johnson in Bitter Senate Speech Californian Demands That Nations Which Repudiated Obligations Be Barred From Money Markets of America. /? 1/ I nitrd Pr< ss WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.—Senator Hiram Johnson (Rep., Cal.), in a bitter speech excoriating war debt cancellationists and defaulters, called on congress today to bar from the American money market all foreign debtors who repudiated their obligations to the United States or to American citizens. Johnson has such a bill before the senate finance committee. In the midst of his war debt speech today, he announced he would demand sen ate action at this session. Johnson cited the 1925 report of the war debt commission, when debtors, except England, w T ere re fusing to fund their war and post armistice obligations to this coun try. It states that it w’as “contrary to the best interests of the United States” to permit foreign debtors to float loans in the United States un til they had funded their debts. He said the state department so informed American international bankers, who sought to distribute foreign securities in American mar kets. “Before this session of congress CHURCH RADIO PLEAOPPOSED Federal Examiner Decides Commission Should Not Grant Permit. flu Time* special WASHINGTON. D. C., Jan. 4. Fight of the Rev. Morris H. Coers, youthful pastor of the Thirty-first Street Baptist church in Indianap olis to establish a radio station un der church sponsorship, appeared lost today. R. H. Hyde, examiner of the fed eral radio commission, which held a hearing in the case last summer, reported to the commission today a permit for the proposed station should not be approved. Final dis position will be made within the next few weeks by the commission, it is expected. Failure to submit specific infor mation as to nature of programs to be submitted and doubt as to the financial ability of the church to support the station, w’ere points cited by Hyde in disapproving the application. Application sought a. permit for a 250-watt station with a frequency of 600 kilocycles which w’nuld be operated only in the day time Hyde praised Mr. Coers. declar ing him to be "a young pastor of unusual talents.” He pointed out that the pastor had been successful in broadcasting programs from com mercial stations in Indianapolis. Presence of cigaret -smoking women in the broadcasting rooms of radio stations was assailed by the pastor when he testified in a hear ing on the application last summer. DRAG FALL CREEK FOR BODY OF MAN Believed to Have Leaped Into Swollen Stream. After several hours’ search, the police rescue squad still was grap pling in the swollen w’aters of Fall creek at Meridian street today in an attempt to recover the body of a man who w’as believed to have jumped from the east parapet of the bridge. No witnesses were found who ac tually had seen the man make the leap, but several persons observed suspicious actions of a man loiter ing near the scene. John Clay, 25. who lives in the rear of 2217 North Alabama street, found a blue coat, carefully folded, lying on the east sidewalk of the bridge about 120 feet from the south bank of the creek. Stopping Arthur Stoekwell, 38, of 3507 North Pennsylvania street. Apartment 2, a passerby. Clay told of his discov ery and the two called police. JOSEPH REAPPOINTED President of Park Board to Hold Post Until Dec. 31, 1936. Jackiel W. Joseph, attorney and president of the city park board, today was reappointed to the board. His term will extend until Dec. 31, 1936. Joseph will continue as board president until the body holds its election at the Feb. 5 meeting. Suspect in Road Death Expected to Be Freed (Pictures on Pace Two) R'l Tiwrs Special GREENFIELD. Ind., Jan. 4. Freeman Baldwin. 41. Fortviile. dis abled World war veteran, is expect ed to be released fhis afternoon from the Hancock county jail here, where he has been held since Fri day as a suspect in the slaying of his first wife. Mrs. Margaret Bald win. Attempt of authorities to establish identity of a woman whose un clothed body wrapped in a tent was found on a highway in Henry coun ty Oct. 6 as that of Mrs. Baldwin closes, I shall ask that such a policy be enacted into law,” Johnson shouted, his face lined with furious passion and his fists flailing the air as though punching a bag. “They would have us pay the cost of war while they keep the spoils.’,’ Johnson had recallled how Eu ropean nations pleaded during the war for financial assistance. “They said, ‘Our backs are to the wall',” he continued, “and I recaff how they prayed for the United States to come to their assistance. “The American people paid the price. It w’as pleaded and demand ed that they give until it hurt, and they gave with patriotism unparal leled. Our people in some instance beggared themselves to do their duty and buy government bonds.” (Turn to Page Two) SNAP ‘LINK’ OF COPSJEDERALS Co-Operation of U. S. Agents and Police Ordered Ended, Is Report. Co-operation between federal dry officials and police in liquor cases actually has been weakened, as fore cast, by recent reversal of the fed eral court liquor convicion of Chet Fowler. Indianapolis, alleged avia tor-bootlegger, it was revealed to day. The Fowler case decision by the United States circuit court of ap peals, it w’as learned, has resulted in issuance of orders by District At torney George R. Jeffrey that no case in which arrest is made by po i lice should be “adopted” in federal I court by dry agents until the case ! has been prosecuted in municipal i court an dthere disposed of, and i then only adopted on instructions of | Jeffrey. The order, it is reported, also pro ! vides that all liquor cases must be reported to Jeffrey for his approval | before defendants are bound to the federal grand jury. Jeqrey declined to discuss the re ported orders. It has been the practice for fed i eral agents to adopt and prosecute j in federal court eases w’here police are prevented by illegal search from j prosecuting in state court. The high court held, in effect, j that where there was such an under ; standing between the fedral and po j lice officials, such a practice w’ould be unconstitutional. TRUCK DRIVER INJURED Machine Skids, Crashes Into Steel Pole; Suffers Serious Hurts. When the milk delivery truck he w’as driving skidded on street car tracks at Twenty-first street and College avenue early this morning, Kenneth Crockett. 28, of 1211 North Keystone avenue, w’as injured seri ously. Crockett is believed to have last control of the truck, which crashed into a steel trolley pole. He suffered compound fractures of both legs and lacerations on face and body. POPE'S HOPES HIGH FOR 1933 PROGRESS Much Better Year Than 1932, He Predicts. By United Press VATICAN CITY. Jan. 4.—Pope Pius XI has reason to hope “that 1933 will be a much better year than 1932.” the pope said today in an ad j dress before the Roman nobility. "We felt supremely inspired to proclaim 1933 a holy year.” the pon tiff said. "We expect good tidings this year, besides material blessings.” “We feel that men will raise their eyes and heads more tow’ard heaven, that this again w’ill bring further blessings to all the earth, and that 1933 will be more promising, both for spiritual and material well being,” the pope said. apparently has failed, as evidence has been found that she was alive on Nov. 3. Charles Lamb and Earl Houston, both of Fortviile. who had been in custody part of the time since Bald win's arrest, have been released. The second Mrs. Baldwin, a bride of a few weeks, discovered the evi dence which is relied upon to free her husband. Mrs. Myrenia Inman, teacher in the schools of Moral township, Shel by county, is credited with having stated her willingness to testify un der oath that she saw Margaret Baldwin in the Traction Terminal (Turn to Page Two) ILLINOIS MINERS WAR ON SIX -MILE FRONT' LEGISLATORS HERE TO OPEN 1933 SESSION Gavel Will Fall at 10 A. M. Thursday; Recess Till Monday Slated. Although formal opening of the seventy-eighth session of the Indi ana general assembly is scheduled for 10 a. m. Thursday, the actual start takes place at Republican mi nority caucuses this afternoon and Democratic majority caucuses to night. Conferences of both parties will be tame affairs, as the fight in the Democratic ranks occurred three weeks ago. when house and senate leaders were selected, and the slate of employed officials has been ap proved by a majority and needs only ratification tonight. The nine house Republicans also met a few? weeks ago and elected H. H. Evans, of Newcastle, minority floor leader; and Oran W. Cromer, of Middletown, caucus chairman. Plan to Be Active Either Lon L. Shull, of Sharps ville, or John C. Sherwood, of Mitchell, will be selected by the seven G. O. P. senators as minority leader; and I. Floyd Garrott, of Battle Ground, is scheduled to be caucus chairman. Both house and senate Repub licans will devote most of their con ference today to discussing methods of making the outnumbered minor ity groups play a leading role. The Democratic caucuses tonight will be devoted to filling legislative official vacancies. The senate slate calls for election of Dick Heller of Decatur, former house clerk, as secretary; James Morrissey of Peru as chief door keeper, and Clyde Snoddy of Bloom ington as postmaster. Selections Are Made The house program provides for election of John Ryan of Lafayette as chief clerk, Eddie Beggs of Terre Haute as assistant clerk, and Matt Leach of Gary as chief doorkeeper. Following that, Earl Crawford, Speaker of the house, will outline the program of the Thursday open ing to house members, and Ander son Ketchum, president pro-tempore of the senate, will do the same for his group. Both houses will meet Thursday forenoon, but will recess until Monday, because the Democratic Governor, Paul V. McNutt, and Lieutenant-Governor M. Clifford Townsend will not be sworn into office until then. The senate thus will be under control of a Republic an, Lieutenant-Governor Edgar D. Bush, until Monday. The house will be called to order by Frank Mayr Jr., following which j Crawford will be given the oath of i office by Walter E. Treanor, chief justice of the supreme court. Bush will call the senate to order. Defer Introduction of Bills Introduction of bills will be de ferred until Monday, although the appropriations bill for the session will be shot through under suspen sion of the rules. The house then officially will can vass the vote for Governor, and both groups meet in‘the house to hear the final message of Governor Harry G. Leslie. Both Crawford and Townsend have said they will announce the personnel of the rules and patron age committee Thursday morning. Senator John Bright Webb of In dianapolis is said to be scheduled to head the senate patronage com mittee. and Chester A. Perkins of South Bend the senate rules com mittee. STETSON LEAVES FOR EDUCATIONAL PARLEY Schools Superintendent Will Par ticipate in Conference. Paul C. Stetson, city schools superintendent, and William H. Book, Chamber of Commerce civic affairs director, today left for Wash ington, to participate in a two-days’ citizens conference on educational problems. A limited number of educators and others were invited to the con ference to work out methods of making necessary retrenchments in school expenditures with the least possible injury to the coming gen eration. HOUSEWIFE VIGILANTES TRAP ALLEGED LEGGER Husbands Traded Food for Liquor, City Women Charge. Vigilante committee composed of housewives in the vicinity of the 1300 block Zwingley avenue caused I the arrest oi Julius Albers, 1849 Zwingley avenue, Tuesday, on charges of operating a blind tiger. The home of Albers was watched by police after the women had com plained that their husbands were obtaining liquor from him by trad , ing foodstuffs. j T*wo pints of whisky were report ! ed found in the house by officers Disappearance of food from family larders and the obtaining of liquor by moneyless husbands aroused the wives’ suspicion and led to the com i plaint. Entered as Second-Class Matter at Postoffice. Indianapolis Romance Theory Probed in Bandmaster Killing Pretty Widow of ‘Gang Ride’ Victim Grilled by Police. B;i United Prrss CHICAGO. Jan. 4.—Pretty Mrs. Frances Schildhauer, an expectant mother, was near collapse today after lengthy questioning concern ing her private life in police ef forts to solve the month-old slaying of her handsome bandmaster hus band. The woman fainted eight times during examination by Police Cap tain John Stege. The questioning developed con flicting testimony concerning the personal affairs of the attractive young woman and her husband, Ed win, bandmaster of the Austin high school band. Half a dozen other persons were interviewed and one, Carl Brad berry, former deputy sheriff and friend of the Schildhauers, w r as held in jail. Police today hunted Paul Walton, attorney, a friend of the Schild hauers. Schildhauer was found slain an hour after his wife said she saw him kidnaped by two men as he was leaving their home. First indications were that he had met death on a typical gang ride. Police now’ be lieve a personal enemy responsible. In an effort to discover some motive in the killing they have made a lengthy investigation of the life of Schildhauer and his w’ife. Mrs. Schildhauer w r as questioned for hours in Stege's office, the first time she had submitted to a lengthy examination. She had met earlier efforts of po (Turn to Page Fourteen) FLAMES SWEEP GREAT LINER Huge French Ship Adrift Without a Crew; Be lieved Lost. Bg United Prrss CHERBOURG, Jan. 4. The $18,000,000 liner, Atlantique, one of tthe most luxurious of French pas senger ships, was adrift and on fire withot a crew today, probably a to tal loss. Fire started near Cherbourg with a skeleton crew of about 200 men but no passengers aboard. The At lantique had been taken off the south Atlantic run for her first overhauling since her maiden voy age in September, 1931. The crew took to the lifeboats when it became evident that they could not check the fire. The German freighter Ruhr re ported rescuing only eighty men, but officials of the company believed several steamers and dozens of other smaller craft near the ship picked up all the men. The Dutch steamer Achilles re ported she was hurrying to Cher bourg with a part of the crew 7 , some of them burned and injured. French navy tugs rushed to the scene, twenty-five miles west of the Guernsey island, about halfway be tween Cherbourg and Brest. The British steamers Falmouth and Fordeastle stood by. The ships were helpless to fight the blaze, and unwittingly added to the confusion ashore. A jumble of wireless messages of various wave length flooded north ern ports. <* $1,638,177 COST OF DEMOCRATS' DRIVE $70,330 Balance Left, Re port to House Shows. II a Initc<l Press WASHINGTON. Jan. 4. The Democratic national committee spent $1,638,177.58 in last year's elec tion campaign, according to reports filed today with the clerk of the house. Receipts for the year totaled $1,708,507.76. leaving a balance on hand, Dec. 31. of $70,330.18. 200 Jobless Battle Men Building New Postoffice Bfi 1 niter] /Vr*s WHEATON. 111.. Jan. 4.—An army of 200 unemployed converged on the $1,000,000 Wheaton postoffice proj ect today, and battled some seven ty-five workers with sticks, stones and shovels, leaving six injured. The battle, which followed unsuc cessful attempts of the 200, who had come in sixty-three automobiles from other parts of Du Page coun ty, to persuade the workers to leave the job. was briskly fought for several minutes. Only one of the six hurt suf fered serious injuries. Will Lesehke was carried to the Wheaton medical building with deep scalp wounds and a probable fractured skull. Police were conspicuously absent until after the fracas. Chief L. L. IUsHR V' w y' Mrs. Franees Schildhauer and her slain husband, Edwin. FIVE PERISH IN BLAZE,II HURT Fear Others Still Trapped in Halls of Flaming Apartment. Bn Toiled Press SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4.—Bodies of five persons, trapped in flames which enveloped a downtown apart ment house here early today, were reported found by police and fire men. Eleven others were taken to hos pitals for treatment for serious burns or injuries. It was feared I still others were trapped in hall ways or apartments not yet reached by rescue squads. All available fire apparatus was t sent to the scene as the blaze : leaped high in the air, attracting thousands of persons. The crowds hampered the work |of the firemen and police. Traffic j was blocked. Tenants of the apartment house ; were forced to flee in night cloth ing, so quickly did the blaze sweep j through the three-story structure. INTRODUCES FARM MORTGAGE MEASURE Bill for Refinancing of In debtedness Is Up. Bn I nitrd Press WASHINGTON. Jan. 4.—A bill to refinance farm mortgage indebted ness through the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, which would receive $3,000,000,000 for the pur pose, was introduced in the house today by Representative E. E. Cox i iDem., Ga.). | A similar measure was introduced simultaneously in the senate by Senator Walter F. George <Dem., Ga.l. Hourly Temperatures 6a. m 48 10 a. 'm 48 7 a. m 48 11 a. m 48 Ba. m 47 12 (noon).. 50 9 a. m 47 1 p. m 50 Grange, father of Harold 'Red) Grange, football player, explained that he feared the intervention of his men would cause additional bloodshed. After the fighting died down, the police questioned a score of men but made no arrests. “If you can't get fair wages, don't work,” the malcontents shouted at the workers as they advanced. There were hot words as most of the men at work kept to their places. Then a brick sailed through the air and the fight became gen eral. The Du Page county unemployed had objected to the wages said to be paid by Schmidt Bros., Chicago contractors, who are erecting the block-square postoffice. HOME EDITION PRICE TWO CENTS Outside Marion County, 3 Cents Tense Situation Prevails Near Taylorville After Bloody Battle. TROOPS ORDERED BACK Woman One of Two Dead as Violence Flares in Trouble Area. BY DON E. CHAMBERLAIN I nitrd Prrss Staff Correspondent TAYLORVILLE, 111., Jan. 4.—Snipers’ bullets sang across the six-mile coal war no mans land’’ between Jeiseyville and Tovey today, where a few hours earlier two deputy sheriffs were wounded by gunfire. The whine of bullets today was an echo of the battle late Tuesday be tween United Mine Wprkers of America leaving the pits of Peabody Mine No. 7 at Kincaid and Progres sive miners pickets, in which two w’ere killed and a dozen wounded. The six miles of state highway between Jeiseyville and Tovey passes through Kincaid and Bulpitt, coal hamlets which have come through many labor battles. No motor cars moved along the paved “no man’s land” at noon. Troops Ordered Back Within two hours the first five companies of national guardsmen ordered to the trouble zone by Ad jutant General Carlos H. Black at >Spi ingfield was due to pass up the highway. The troops had left here only a few days ago after months on duty. Booming of a eoal miner's house early today was linked with the re sumption of guerilla war between the miners of dual unions. Reports of oilier bombings were discounted by Sheriff Charles Wieneke of Christian county. No additional arrests had been made after the twenty last night. Sheriff Wieneke's report to the adjutant-general that the situation w as out of control led to the march ing order for 300 guardsmen. Chief Deputy Sheriff J. H. Bet terton, who has seen service in a half dozen mine w’ars in twenty two years, termed the situation “the worst in my time.” Atmosphere Is Tens* A front trench atmosphere at tended the morning battle, with a heavy fog hanging over the high way, and flashes of fire coming from scattered points of ambush. Thomas Hickman and Fulton Smith, miners, who had oeen sw’orn in as deputies, were riding through Kincaid in an automobile. A burst of fire from the second floor of a business building found marks in their bodies. At Taylorville, sullen groups' of Progressive miners stood in the courthouse square. Other streets were deserted. Wives and children of the miners kept indoors. The two men shot today W’ere Thomas Hickman and Fulton Smith. They w’ere fired upon while driving to the Peabody Coal Company's Kincaid mine where yesterday's fatal shooting occurred. Snipers Take Toll Snipers, hidden in an abandoned house overlooking a highway, fired the shots. The victims w’ere taken to a hospital in Taylorville for treatment. A bombing occurred today at the home of August Croso, also em ployed at the Kincaid mine. No one was inside the dwelling at the time. The blast blew the structure apart. Victims of the sudden outbreak late Tuesday were Vincent Rodems, a national guardsman, working as a guard for Peabody coal mine No. 7, and Mrs. Emma Comulatto, 31, miner’s wife whose home adjoins the mine property. The flareup came with little warning. Tw’o hundred pickets, members of the Progressive Miners of America, gathered about the en trance of mine No. 7 at Kincaird. a few miles from here, as the day shift was about to come of duty. A force of 150 special deputies w’as on hand to protect the miners. 200 Shots Are Fired As the miners, members of the United Mine Workers of America, started to go home, a shot w’as fired. Investigation failed to show source of the shot. But its effect was instant. From both sides came firing. More than 200 shots were fired before 6rder was restored. . As the guns roared, some wit nesses said they detected the rat a-tat of a machine gun. Sheriff Charles Wienecke ordered a nunt for the weapon. Men fell rapidly as the bullets sung through the crowd. One bul let, apparently a stray, struck Mrs. Comulatto as she stood at the door way of her home watching the con flict. Rodems, one of the first men to leave the mine, went down w’ith the first outburst. Battle Fierce but Brief ■ The battle was fierce but brief. Almost as soon as the first burst of firing was over, many stopped fighting to care for the wounded.' The hospital here was crowded. Some victims were taken to Springfield and a number were cared for in their homes. The thirty-two men rounded up by Sheriff Wienecke were to be questioned concerning their part in the fray. Murder charges will be filed against some, he declared. Wienecke said the pickets had come to the mine prepared for a battle. He said they were armed with guns, baseball bats, hickory clubs and knives.