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address on Page A-4.
Staff Correspondent of The Star.
dent Roosevelt tonight flung down the
gauge to ‘ economic royalists.” prod
uct of modern American civilization.
Speaking as the newly nominated
candidate of the Democratic party for
re-election, the President thrilled the
huge audience which gathered to hear
him in Frankling Field.
He described the battle for the New
Deal as a "war for the survival of
"We are fighting,” he continued,
"to save a great and precious form of
government for ourselves and for the
"I accept the commission you have
tendered me. I join with you. X am
enlisted for the duration of the war.”
The appearance of President Roose
velt in Philadelphia, redolent with the
spirit of the war for liberty in 1776,
and his pledge to continue to the end
his fight for the principles of govern
ment developed during his adminis
tration. was no less dramatic than the
hurried flight which he made from
Albany to Chicago four years ago to
lay before the Democratic National
Committee, which had nominated him,
his pledge of a “'New Deal” for the
American people.
Champion of the Masses.
He proclaimed himself the champion
of the masses, of the farmer and la
borer and of the small business man
against the great "economic dynasties”
which, he said, have been built up
under the system of modem civilisa
tion. And as such he was hailed by
the thousands who had gathered to
The President's vast audience, es
timated at 120,000, listened to his
address with an attention that of it
self was a tribute. Almost the people
seemed to hold their breath. When he
made a telling shot, there was ap
plause. But always the people ceased,
fearful apparently that they might
lose a word.
Once they laughed. It was when
the President with marked sarcasm
said that the "royalists of the eco
nomic order,” while conceding that
political freedom was the business of
the Government, they have maintained
that economic slavery Was nobody’s
The audience apparently read into
the President's statement that the
economic royalists set up a despotism
wrapped in the robes of legal sanc
tion, an attack upon court decisions
t which have been unpopular with
“Average Man” to Stick.
“The average man,” so frequently
mentioned by the President in his
speech, bids fair to take the place of
the “forgotten man.” a key-word of
the campaign of 1932. Much will be
heard of the “average man" from
Democratic speakers.
The President’s picture of America
leading the world again in a fight
for democratic government and liber
ty struck a responsive chord. At the
same time it was easily recognizable
that he was Issuing a word of warn
ing that what has happened abroad
might conceivably happen here, if the
battle for the New Deal is lost.
"They” (the people of other lands)
“have sold their heritage for the Il
lusion of living.” said the President.
“They have yielded their democracy.”
Makes >o Promises.
The President made no specific prom
ises, other than to subscribe heartily to
the "brave and clear platform” adopt
ed by the Democratic National Con
vention. He advanced no new propos
als for recovery or relief. He gave
utterance, instead, to a defiance of
the opponents of the New Deal. He
delivered an address, a model of
brevity, which will become at once a
major document in the Presidential
campaign of 1936.
Although he made no mention of
an amendment to the Constitution to
validate New Deal laws, such laws as
as have been declared unconstitutional
by the Supreme Court, the President
by his adherence to the party platform
committed himself to an amendment
if it becomes necessary to carry out
the principles of the New Deal.
And in his address he made no
mention of the Supreme Court and its
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Police Pull Him to Safety Prom
Window Perch of Memphis,
Tenn., Office Building.
Bt the Associated Press.
MEMPHIS. Tenn., June 27.—A
Negro slept peacefully on a fourteenth
floor window ledge of a Main street
office building today.
Workers in nearby buildings watched
breathlessly while others telephoned
police. There was a bare 6 inches
to spare, and a slight roll meant death.
He didn’t roll, nor did he awaken
until patrolmen shook him and pulled
him inside.
He was sober, so the officers let him
go with a warning against such dan
gerous sleeping quarters.
The President, in a fighting mood, as he delivered his ac
ceptance address at Franklin Field last night. The camera
“stopped” the rapid motion of his hand as he was doubling his
fist to emphasize a point, which explains its unusual appearance.
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17,000 Here Cheer Roosevelt;
Over 3,000 March in Parade
Throng at Stadium Aroused by Presi
dent—Noise Devices and Flares Add
Color to Nominators9 Rally.
About 17,000 loyal District Demo
crats who paid $1 apiece for the priv
ilege of becoming Roosevelt nomina
tors whooped and cheered and
munched peanuts at Griffith Stadium
last night while they listened to a
broadcast of President Roosevelt's
speech accepting the party's nomina
The enthusiasm of the crowd,
which began to gather in the ball
park stands at about 7:30 p.m., was
usually well under control and
reached its pitch at 9:35 p.m., when
Arthur Godfrey, the master of cere
monies, exhorted over the public ad
dress system:
“There are 16 million radio sets
now tuned into this park. Let's show
them we can yell. Come on, all of
The throng, which had been wait
ing patiently for the spectacle of
clowns, fireworks and a donkey base
ball game and whose hearing of the
acceptance speech had been drowned
at times by the playing of the band,
screamed, whistled, clapped,' cheered
and spun tin noise-makers for five
Elder Michaux Evokes Cheers.
The noise rose again when Elder
Michaux, colored evangelist, stood
under the spotlight on the platform
built over second base and announced
in his best “Happy Am I” voice:
“It's a pleasure to be here. I like
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Readers' Guide
Main News Section.
General News—Pages A-l, B-5.
Washington Wayside—A-2.
Lost and Found—A-3,
Death Notices—A-12.
Sports Section—Pages B-6, B-ll.
Boating and Fishing News—B-ll.
Editorial Section.
Editorial Articles — Pages D-l,
Editorials and Editorial Fea
Civic News and Comm— — D-4.
Veterans’ Organize" Na
tional Guard, , „anized
Cross-word Puzzle—D-6.
Society Section.
Society News and Comment—
Pages E-l, E-8.
Well-Known Folk—E-6.
Barbara Bell Pattern—E-7.
Feature Section.
News Features—Pages F-l, F-4.
John Clagett Proctor’s Article on
Old Washington—F-2.
“Those Were the Happy Days,”
by Dick Mansfield—F-2.
Radio News and Programs—F-3.
Stage and Screen—F-5.
Children’s Page—F-7.
High Lights of History—F-7.
Stamp News—F-8.
Financial, Classified.
Financial News and Comment,
Stocks, Bond and Curb Sum
maries—Pages G-l-5.
Classified Advertising — Pages
I wish to say tonight that Franklin'
Delano Roosevelt will be re-elected.”
At intervals, before the arrival at
8:45 p.m. of the advance guard of
3.012 paraders, the Democrats clapped
for action, while before the visitors’
base ball team's dugout a group of
horsemen fed sugar to seven donkeys
waiting placidly for their innings.
The donkeys, which remained al
most immobile for hours, had their
greatest moment when Dickie Moore,
Hollywood child actor, sat astride one
of their number called Mae West and
”1 want to say Washington is the
best city I've ever been in.” Dickie de
clared over the public-address system,
and the crowd applauded.
Show Over Before.
By 10:30 p.m. the show was over.
The crowd had been melting slowly
all evening. Even during the Presi
dent’s speech, scattered spectators
arose from their wooden chairs and
stalked out into Georgia avenue,
where they were handed printed sheets
of paper asking them, in 56-point
type, to:
"Vote Communist!”
At intervals, the floodlights were
turned off to put the park in darkness
and draw attention to the speech of
Joseph E. Davies, former chairman of
the Federal Trade Commission, who,
as chairman of the Washington Nom
inators demonstration, spoke over the
radio from Philadelphia to introduce
the President to the local gathering.
But as Davies warmed to his work
of describing the Roosevelt achieve
ments, the Police Boys' Club Band,
playing at a loud pitch, marched
into the field through the Fifth street
gate and with “Happy Days Are Here
again” drowned out the talk.
Address of Davies.
"The President of the United States
needs no presentation,” Davies said
in the third paragraph of his speech,
before the band arrived. “Here in the
District of Columbia every one feels
the bond of an almost personal friend
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Soviet Parachute Queen Had Made
25 Successful Leaps.
MOSCOW, June 27 <£>)._Soviet
Russia's blond “parachute beauty,”
Nadejda Babushkina, died today at
I06hkarole of injuries resultnig from
a jump yesterday.
Although she was but 20 years old,
she had made some 25 parachute
jumps. One was made from an alti
tude of 22,000 feet.
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Franklin Field
Is Packed
President Greeted
by Bedlam of
Staff Correspondent of The Star.
least 120,000 men, women and chil
dren massed solidiy in Philadelphia's
gigantic Franklin FieW, thundered
salvos of deafening approval tonight
as President Roocevelt and Vice Pres
ident Garner accepted the offer of the
New Deal Democrats to be their lead
ers for another four years.
Political history was written at the
ceremonies. Never before had such a
huge crowd viewed the ceremonies as
when the President and vice presi
dential nominee agreed to be candi
dates for the Nation's highest offices.
The setting was as dramatic as it
was colorful. The thousands packed
in the high, two-tiered stadium looked
down on the President as he delivered
the speech of acceptance. Thousands
of others watched the ceremonies
from seats in the open field.
Stands Jammed Early.
Despite ever present threats of a
thunderstorm, the stands were jammed
several hours in advance of the
ceremonies. The storm clouds, which
had hovered in the southwest for an
hour or more, disappeared before the
arrival of the President, and the
moon came out in full brilliancy.
Rain, which had fallen intermit
tently throughout the afternoon, did
drench several thousand of the early
The demonstration given the Pres
ident created a bedlam in the mas
sive stadium. Cheers, applause and
shouts rang out of the stadium from
the time of his arrival until he de
parted from the field.
The frenzied New Deal Democrats
also waved anything they could find
—hats, flags and handkerchiefs—and
at intervals during the ceremonies
showered the field with confetti and
torn newspapers.
Many Two Hours Early.
Two hours before the President was
scheduled to accept the nomination
this huge stadium was already one
third filled with the vanguard of a
great army of loyal Democrats ready
to thunder their fealty to the New
Deal and Its leader. Many of them
were here for two hours, shelter
ing themselves from Intermittent
showers with raincoats, umbrellas and
Aside from the thousands of spec
tators in the stadium, hundreds of
convention delegates were massed out
in the center of the huge field, soaked
from the latest downpour that has
everything drenched. Newspaper men
tried to write a graphic descrip
tion of the scene on water-clogged
typewriters. Telegraph operators be
side them found it difficult to transmit
the dispatches without shocking their
fingers. The "bugs'’ that they use
had been short-circuited by the water.
The field of the stadium was
laid out to reproduce the scene in the
Philadelphia Municipal Auditorium,
where the Democratic delegates from
all over the United States and its
possessions toiled all week working
BliUMrci piugiaiu, miniiy
winding up with the thunderous re
nomination by acclamation of Presi
dent Roosevelt and Vice President
Garner to continue as the Democratic
standard bearers.
The State delegations In the field
occupied the same position they did in
the convention hall, with the District
of Columbia, Texas, California and
Arkansas retaining the choice front
Former Considers Speaking in San
Antonio and Dallas, Party
Leader Says.
Bjr the Associated Press.
DALLAS. Tex., June 27.—John W.
Philp. director of organization for the
Republican party in Texas, said today
that Herbert Hoover, the only Repub
lican presidential nominee to carry
Texas in a presidential campaign, was
seriously considering an invitation to
speak in San Antonio August 10.
Hoover also may be in Dallas for
a speaking engagement August 12,
Philp said.
Philp added that Gov. Landon of
Kansas, the Republican nominee, may
speak in Texas this Pall if develop
mehts indicate the possibility of his
party carrying the State.
Good-Will Tour Ship Hits
Lake Champlain—Three
Other Craft Wrecked.
By the Associated Press.
ESSEX. N. Y.. June 27.—Four per
sons were reported killed and six
suffered minor injuries today when a
sudden storm and fog cracked up three
planes among about 50 flying from
Roosevelt Field. Long Island, to Mont
real on a good-will flight.
In a fourth crash at Indianapolis,
Charles Ballard. 23, a pilot, was fa
tally injured and John Praay was
cut and bruised.
One of the good-will ships dived
into Lake Champlain. 2 miles offshore
here, and all of its occupants appar
ently drowned in 270 feet of water.
Officials at Floyd Bennett Field.
Long Island, said the occupants, all
living in the Queens section of Long
Island, were:
Frank Sanglimbene, pilot, 29.
Brooklyn. N. Y.
Steve Kaye. Woodside. Long Island.
Miss Dolly Zarling, no address avail
George W. Ericson. Brooklyn. N. Y.
Two other ships in the good-will
entourage were smashed in forced
landings, one at Westport. N. Y.. and
the other at Pittsfield. Mass., but the
six occupants of the two craft es
caped with minor injuries.
Flyer Forced Down.
At Burlington. Vt., across Lake
Champlain from Essex. Everett Monez.
Richmond Hill. Long Island, pilot
and one of the good-will pilots, said
his ship had left with Sanglimbene
and they had flown together almost to
l was forced down at Burlington
airport." he said. “There was fog
right down to the bottom when the
plane crashed into the lake off Essex.
Enough of a wing was recovered to
get the model number—4726.”
Monez called New York and estab
lished the model number—4726—of
the crashed ship. The Floj'd Ben
nett field officials then were able to
give the names of the passengers.
Organize Salvaging Operation.
At Burlington. Monez said plans
were being made to organize a sal
vaging operation at a spot a mile
and a half off the New York shore,
but he had no idea that the salvag
ing party could get away before to
Here in Essex, Sergt. R. F. Walter,
Elizabethtown station of the New
York State Police, Indicated it would
be impossible to grapple for the plane
because of the depth of the water.
“Nevertheless, an attempt will be
made to spot the wreckage from the
air as soon as the rain stops and the
fog lifts,” he said. "Everything will
be done to locate the bodies.”
The good w’ill flight is an annual
event sponsored by the Montreal Light
Aeroplane Club and Roosevelt field
officials. Participants usually are pri
vate plane owners. The flight orig
inally was scheduled for last Satur
day, but was postponed until today.
At Indianapolis, the three-sea ter
cabin plane crashed shortly after
taking off from municipal airport for
a pleasure flight.
Observers said the engine began
to miss as the plane took off. Ballard
banked sharply in effort to get back
to the field, and the plane crashed just
outside the field's boundary.
$100,000,000 ALLOTTED
Mussolini Announces Extraordi
nary Appropriations Effec
tive July 1.
By the Associated Press.
ROME, June 27.—Premier Musso
lini poured another $100,000,000 into
Italy’s colonial enterprise today.
A decree in the official gazette an
nounced the following extraordinary
appropriations, effective July 1, for
Ministry of colonies for unspecified
expenses, 400,000,000 lire; ministry of
interior for the families of soldiers,
50.000,000 lire; ministry of war for
military administration of the colo
nies, 600,000,000 lire; navy ministry
for expenses incurred in connection
with the "colonial situation,” 200,
000,000 lire; for the air ministry for
colonial air administration, 50,000,000
The total, 1,300,000,000 lire, is more
than $100,000,000 at the present rate
of exchange.
$142,625 in Sweeps
' Bonds Reach Farm
Following iMix-Up’
By the Associated Press.
LAUREL. Miss., June 27.—A reliable |
report from Smith County tonight j
said the mysterious package of $142,
625 in bonds delivered by parcel post
to Roy W. Ford, druggist, of Mize,
Miss,, had been turned over to their
rightful owner. Roy Ford, farmer, who
won the money on a ticket in the1
Irish Sweepstakes.
Miss Kendall Eaton, a Belhaven Col- I
lege student and daughter of Harvey!
Eaton, a merchant of Taylorsville!
nearby, said the bonds had been given j
to the second Roy Ford, who resides in j
the country eight miles from rural
Mize, and not sent to New Orleans for
checking of their authenticity, as had
been reported.
i It was said in Smith County that
the two Fords often got their mail j
Arrest of Two in Maryland
Follows Gun Battle
Two alleged extortionists, who es
caped from G-men and Maryland po
lice Friday night after a running gun
battle near Cambridge. Md.. were Li
I custody of the Federal Bureau of In
; vestigation at Salisbury. Md.. last
i night on charges of violating the
[ "Lindbergh law.”
The men. Jerome Mowbrey and
i Hallie Creighton, both residents of
I Cambridge, were arrested at their
homes by Federal and State officers
yesterday after Mowbrey's automobile,
punctured by bullets, was found aban
doned outside of Cambridge.
$100 Demand Mailed.
They were brought before the United
States commissioner at Salisbury or.
a Federal complaint charging them
with sending an extortion demand for
SlOO through the mails to Mrs. Phillip
Williamson of Cambridge.
F. B. I. agents, summoned by State's
Attorney J. Gorman Hill, joined with
Maryland State police and Sheriff
Roy Melvin in laying a trap for the
pair Friday night.
Carrying out instructions given Mrs.
Williamson In a typewritten letter,
the officers prepared a "ransom"
package and placed it at a designated
spot on the Scenic highway, a short
distance from Cambridge.
About 9 p.m., Mowbrey's automobile
appeared at the scene with two men,
‘"(See EXTORTIONISTS, Page 2.)
15 Small Craft Sunk or Stranded
in Port.
GALVESTON, Tex., June 27 <A>).—
Berger Benson, district Coast Guard
superintendent, said he had been ad
vised by radio 15 small craft were
sunk or stranded by the storm which
struck Port Arkansas today.
Benson said his advices were nq
lives were lost, but that the wind at
tained a velocity of 80 miles an hour.
Contract Arrangements Fail
to Justify Prosecution,
Farley Is Told.
In February, 1934, the Post Office
Department canceled all domestic
airmail contracts, alleging they
had been obtained through col
lusion and fraud. The charges
grew out of a meeting of airmail
contractors in the office of former
Postmaster General Brown of the
Hoover cabinet, at which it was
alleged the airmail map was
“parceled out" among existing air
lines. The Army Air Corps took
over operation of the airmail serv
ice, nine Army pilots dying in the
storms and bitter cold of a severe
late Winter, flying the mail.
Fifteen suits against the Gov
ernment resulted from the cancel
lations and the Justice Depart
ment has been working more than
a year on legal phases of the situa
By the Associated Press.
The Post Office Department an
nounced yesterday settlement of 5
of the 15 suits against the Govern
ment growing out of Postmaster
General Farley's cancellation of air
mail contracts In 1934.
Attorney General Cummings, in a
memorandum to Farley in connection
with the action, said arrangements for
the contracts "were highly irregular.”
but were "not such as to justify crim
inal prosecution.”
The Government will pay the con
tractors $601,511 in settlement of suits
for damage totaling $8,841,094, and
will return performance bonds posted
by the contractors totaling $396,000.
Sum Represents Earnings.
The $601,511 represents earnings due
the contractors at the time the con
tracts wer6 canceled, postal officials
explained, and covered service for the
weeks just prior to cancelation. The
Government had withheld this pay
ment and the return of the perform
ance bonds during the consideration
of the airmail cases.
The department’s statement said
the offers of settlement were made by
the aviation companies and found
(See AIRLINES, Page 27)
Retired Seattle Advertising Man
Reveals Plans for Public
Session July 22.
By the Associated Press.
SEATTLE, June 27.—N. P. Atkin
son, retired advertising man. today
announced a public meeting the night
of July 22, to expose what he said is
the Pacific Northwest spread of the
Black Legion, secret order recently
discovered in Michigan.
Atkinson said he represents the com
mittee on the significance of the Black
Legion idea, and said the "idea” is
being carried on by a group which
urges members to carry firearms.
"They are active now, meeting in
neighboring guilds. The movement
should be stamped out before it dom
inates the community,” Atkinson said.
Group of Five Is Named
After Conference With
Activities of Various Agencies to
Be Co-ordinated Under
Federal Plan.
Middle Western States have been
scorched by droughts a number of
times in recent years. Most serious
dry spells were those of 1930 and
1934. New Deal relief agencies were
functioning in 1934 and the Fed
eral Government employed them to
aid stricken farm populations with
cash relief, reduced transportation
rates, seed loans and similar as
In the past two years the Gov
ernment has moved to ameliorate
drought conditions and dust storms
through reforestation, planting of
cover crops, irrigation and soil
conservation work
Fy the Associated Press.
The Government's manifold moves
to alleviate human distress and prop
erty loss in the 1936 drought areas
were placed yesterday in the hands
of a special drought committee, in
structed to proceed immediately with
a plan of co-ordination.
Jesse W. Tapp, assistant A. A. A ad
ministrator, was named chairman of •
the committee. Four others appointed
by Secretary Wallace were C. W. War
burton, director of the Agricultural
Extension Service; Hugh H. Bennett,
chief of the Soil Conservation Serv
ice; A G. Black, chief of the Bureau
of Agricultural Economics, and W. F.
Callander, assistant A. A. A. admin
istrator. Joseph L. Bailey, assistant
resettlement administrator, also will
serve with the committee.
Wallace named the committee after
a conference with President Roose
velt at which drought conditions so
far this year w'ere described as being
as bad as during the all-time record
drought of 1934
To Co-ordinate Activities.
"The present drought situation,”
Wallace said, "is sufficiently serious
to warrant setting up a committee to
consider all matters relating to the
drought, to co-ordinate drought activi
ties of various agencies and to formu
late recommendations and plans to
meet distressing conditions which may
result from continued drought in cer
tain regions .”
He said the committee would super
vise the work of A. A. A.. P W. A , the
Federal Surplus Commodities Corp.,
the Rural Resettlement Administra
tion, the Relief Administration. Rural
Rehabilitation and Soil Conservation
Immediate attention was turned to
relief needs in North Dakota. South
Dakota. Minnesota. Montana and Wyo
ming. but officials were keeping an
anxious eye on increasing drought
tSee DROUGHT, Page A-2 > "
Pair Are Long Overdue in Spokane
Contest—Three Planes Sent
on Search.
Fy the Asioclated Press.
SPOKANE. Wash. June 27 —
Search was begun tonight for two
Portland women flyers many hours
overdue for an all-women’s air meet
The missing women. Mrs. Alyce
Pashburg and Irma Westover. took
off from Portland in an open cock
pit plane at 7:15 a.m. (Pacific stand
ard time). Another woman. Bessie
Hallday. who left Portland after the
Pashburg - Westover plane, arrived
here at 1:27 p.m., winning the cross
country event.
Two planes from the Vancouver,
Wash., barracks, near Portland, and
a third plane, piloted by William
Turner of Portland, took the air late
today to search for the missing flyers.
Oil on Br'ver Ominous.
PORTLAND, Oreg., June 27 (IP).—
Discovery of a pool of oil on the
Columbia River lent an ominous note
tonight to the search for two Portland
aviatrices, unreported since taking off
from Vancouver, Wash., at 7:15 a.m.
Lieut. H. A. Reynolds of the Army
Air Corps said he saw the oil near
Multhomah Palls, east of Portland,
while he and pilots in two other planes
were combing the sector for trace of
Mrs. Alyce Pashburg and Miss Irma
Germany Makes Former Soldiers
Subject to Registry.
BERLIN. June 27 UP) .—Officers and
soldiers of the World War were made
subject to registry and possible draft
today by a decree signed by Minister
of the Interior Wilhelm Frick and
Marshal Werner von Blomberg, th#
war secretary.
The decrey affects all persons who
have served in a military capacity who
were bom before 1913. The registra
tion will take place between July 13
and August 22.
Dock Strike Postponed.
MIAMI, Fla., June 27 UP).—A long
shoremen's strike here set for mid
night Sunday was postponed in
definitely today and the local said
further efforts were being made to ob
tain a conference with steamship op
0. H. Vessella, president of the la*
temational Longshoremen’s Union lo
cal here, announced the postponement.
Myrna Loy Wed to Producer
In Ceremony in Mexican Toivn
(Picture on Page B-5.)
Ey the Associated Press.
HOLLYWOOD, June 27.—Titian
haired Myrna Loy, whom the late
Rudolph Valentino converted from a
sculptress to a movie vamp, became
Mrs. Arthur Hornblow, Jr„ today.
The wedding ceremony was per
formed in the sleepy little seashore
Mexican town of Ensenada, Lower
California. It was her first marriage
and the movie producer’s second. He
recently was divorced at Reno, Nev.,
from Juliette Crosby of the stage.
The couple slipped away from the
movie colony by motor last night, ac
companied by Shirley Hughes, stand
in and friend of the actress, and Ray
Ramsey, studio friend of the producer.
High Court Justice Jaime S. Pardo
of Ensenada read the ceremony in the
government building at high noon.
Three years ago the couple met in
the movie "Arrowamith,- which Horn
blow directed. A year ago rumors of
their romance started. Although these
were followed by display of a large
diamond ring on the slant-eyed ac
tress’ engagement finger, no announce
ment was made.
The actress was born in Helena,
Mont., August 2, 1905, where her
father operated large ranch proper
ties. She was brought to Southern
California and was graduated from
Venice High School. She changed
her name from Williams to Loy for
the movies.
While studying sculpture, she ap
peared in a Sid Grauman prologue
in Hollywood. Valentino saw her and
told her that a screen career awaited
her. She became the protege of the
famous actor.
Homblow has been a movie producer
for many years. For seven years he
was chief producing executive for
Samuel Goldwyn. Later he joined the
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studi06, for
which he now is a producer.
A Record of Business
for the Past Six Months
The Star’s Mid-Year Business and Financial
Review, appearing next Tuesday, will include authora
tative summaries of the first half of 1936, written by
nationally known commentators of the Associated Press
and North American Newspaper Alliance.
Charts will show graphically the advance in trade,
industrial production and security markets.
Vital financial and business problems confronting
the Nation will be discussed in relation to the political
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