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MON LEADING
IN DIGEST POLL
Balloting Gives Him 16,056
to 7,654 in Four
States.
BY G. GOULD LINCOLN.
Like R or not, the first fragment
of the presidential poll taken by the
Literary Digest indicates that Landon,
the Republican nominee, has a chance
to defeat President Roosevelt.
inaeea, uie araeni utuiuuu nuu
anti-Roosevelt enthusiast* would put
It far beyond that mild statement.
For the poll, taken In Maine, New
York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
shows Landon with a 2-to-l vote
against Roosevelt The total vote
received and tabulated was 16,056
for the Republican candidate to 7,654
for the President. However, the vote
cast did not include any part of New
York City, Philadelphia or Pittsburgh.
It is in such centers that Roosevelt is
believed to be particularly strong.
There is nothing sure about that,
though.
Maine for Landon.
Landon's greatest strength, accord
ing to this poll, was found in Maine,
where he got 1,831 votes to 522 for
Roosevelt, This is not particularly
surprising. Roosevelt and the New
Deal do not stand well in the Pine
Tree State, which is set to give him
a drubbing next November, no matter
what it may do in the State election
September 14 of a Governor and
members of the Congress. The
strong Republican swing in the State,
however, rather indicates that the
State election will be none too rosy for
In New Jersey the voters appear to
like Landon quite a bit better than
they do Roosevelt, for the count stood
2.660 for Landon to 1,621 for the
President. New York, the President's
own home State, was not much better
for the New Deal President In this
meager poll. Landon had 5,931 votes
to 2,724 for Roosevelt. To be sure,
no part of Greater New York wras
included in the balloting, and it is
in the metropolis that the President
and Chairman James A. Farley are
counting on rolling up several hun
dred thousand majority to offset the
Landon lead upstate. However, a
more than 2-to-l vote in New York
State does not look any too good for
the Democrats.
Trail in Pennsylvania.
The Democrats have been chirping
& lot about what they intend to do in
Pennsylvania, where Senator Joe
Guffey is the Democratic boss and
Gov. Earle has his mind about made
up to run for President on the Demo
crane ucKei in iy*u. However, me
Roosevelt showing in the Pennsyl
vania vote so far tabulated is not
particularly encouraging, for Landon
received 5,634 votes to 2,778 for Roose
velt.
The Digest warns the public not to
make final predictions from these first
few returns about the coming elec
tion. The ballots go to 10.000 voters
all over the country in an effort to
test the sentiment of the country.
Furthermore, election day is two
months in future, and a lot of things
can happen in that time.
One thing, however, may be said
about the first returns from political
polls growing out of the experience
of many years in taking polls. The
complexion of the final poll figures
is more than likely to show the same
trend as the early poll. And the
present poll covers, in part, three great
Eastern States, with many electoral
votes, and one of the group of New
England States.
Small Y’ote for Lemke.
Lemke, the new third party presi
dential canldidate, had only a small
vote, but it ran to about 3 per cent
of the total. The interesting thing
about the Lemke vote, however, was
that Lemke took four votes from
Roosevelt for every one he took
from Landon, considering that Lan
don is receiving the Hoover vote of
four years ago. That is something
for the New Deal high command to
think about seriously. Especially since
Lemke and his Union party ticket are
going on the ballots in a lot of the
important States, among them Penn
sylvania. There the Democrats tried
to beat Lemke and Father Coughlin
to it. They “pre-empted” in many of
the counties the name “Union party”
by the simple method of having a lot
of Roosevelt followers sign up for it.
The Lemke people, however, are fil
ing In Pennsylvania as the Royal Oak
party.
Another interesting thing about
this first poll of the Literary Digest
is that it shows Landon getting a
large proportion of the new voters.
In Maine, for example, Landon had
61 new voters to 27 for Roosevelt; in
New Jersey he had 129 to 94 for
Roosevelt; in New York, 211 to 128,
and in Pennsylvania, 223 to 130.
The Digest is making an effort to
learn how the old voters voted in 1932
and the swing from one party to the
other.
-♦ ' ' -
Quoddy
(Continued From First Page.)
*o its operation can be started within
the next few weeks.
Official circles have discussed what
Should be done with the Passama
quoddy facilities ever since Congress
refused to appropriate money to con
tinue work on the project.
It was originally estimated the job
Would cost $42,000,000. Approximately
$7,000,000 was spent before work
was halted.
Construction was in charge of the
Army Engineers, who have maintained
a small maintenance staff at ’Quoddy
Village. At the peak, about 5.000 per
ions were employed. Now there are
only about 500.
On a recent trip to Campobello Is
land, New Brunswick, President Roose
velt told Campobello and Eastport
residents, "We are going to have
’Quoddy. I believe in 'Quoddy, and I
believe you do, too.”
BUILDINGS BEING CLOSED.
Model Village's Houses Now 65 Per
Cent Empty.
EAST PORT. Me.. September 4
(JP).—Announcement from Washing
ton today that the Passamadquoddy
Bay tidal power project buildings
would be used as a training school
U., A J
tlon came as the structures were be
ing vacated as part of the liquida
tion of the $40,000,000 development.
Capt. Samuel D. Sturgis, jr„ acting
district Engineer, said prior to the
Washington announcement that de
mobilisation is proceeding steadily
and buildings which once hummed
with activity gradually are being
•losed.
4
Washington
Wayside
Tales
i -
Random Observations
of Interesting Events
and Things.
COURTESY.
C. (RED) WATKINS. Wash
ington business man and pop
ular golfer at the Columbia
• Country Club, Is convinced
that those pretty little courtesy badges
which county police departments hand
out are so much Junk. Watkins, it
seems, was up Long Island way a few
weeks ago, vacationing, and a friend
wangled a deputy's badge for him, one
of those pretty gold-plated things,
with his name on it. Twas a Nassau
County badge, and he felt pretty
proud of it.
One evening he went for a drive
through the country and hit it up a
little on a Queen's County road. A
traffic cop came along, motioned him
to pull over, and the usual palaver
started. Watkins flashed his badge
and asked for a little courtesy, admit
ting he may have been going over the
limit a little bit.
The cop stuck his foot on the run
ning board, took the badge in his
hand and listened to the argument.
"Say, that’s right pretty—that badge
—ain't it?" he said.
"Pretty little thing, all gold plated.
Got your name on it, too.” Watkins
felt good about it. Here, he thought,
is going to be a sample of county reel
“Von it'c tHrrVsf nrott" to iH
the cop. “All gold plated. Tell you
what you do. Sharpen up those cor
ners. so when you stick it down your
throat it W'on't hurt so much. Here’s
your ticket. See the judge in the
morning and don't do a^y more speed
ing in this county.”
* * * *
FIRE SALE?
The operative who reports now
and then on the Water street mar
ket district tells of being attracted
to the area allotted to truck farm
ers by a load of luscious-looking
watermelons.
A closer inspection disclosed that
the vehicle was a shiny, red hose
truck of the Hyattsville Fire De
partment—and with fireman-water
melon vendor asleep on the seat.
* * * *
TARGET.
i A RUDE and disconcerting reception
awaited one of the Navy pilots
| who a few days ago completed a fer
1 rying flight from California to the
I East Coast. Flying a utility airplane
destined for service at Norfolk. Va.,
he completed the long, arduous flight,
rolled down his wheels, circled the
field in the most orthodox manner,
and glided in to a perfect landing.
| As the plane rolled to a stop, you
, could almost hear the sigh of relief
1 such ferry pilots heave.
Imagine his surprise and constema
j tion, however, as he heard a siren
and saw an ambulance, crash truck,
fire engine and crash car dart out
toward him as be taxied toward the
line.
His injured feelings were somewhat
soothed, however, when it was ex
plained that the crash crew really did
not anticipate his crashing but was
merely conducting a routine crash
drill at the time and he served as the
! unwitting "target.”
* * * *
RACE.
pASSENGERS on a Mt. Pleasant car
were Interested spectators when
the thin man and fat woman who got
on above Dupont Circle entered into
a mad race for the only available seat.
And they were amused spectators
when the race came to its crushing
finale.
The man won the dash so far as
getting the seat was concerned, but
both competitors l06t in the matter
of retaining their dignity.
Just as the man slipped around the
woman’s last great curve and Into the
vacant seat, the car gave a lurch
which plunged her right into his lap.
Then the fun—for the passengers—
began. The woman struggled to get
up, making great, flabby and entirely
unavailing gestures. The man tried
to help, making small, weak and
equally futile gestures.
Eventually, of course, they got un
tangled, but it was great fun while
it lasted, our informant says.
* * * *
FIERY SESSION.
'T'HE Board of Governors of the new
A ly organized and ambitious Wash
ington Civic Theater sat in the office
of the Washington Board of Trade
and indulged In heated discussions of
plays and players and people and
profits.
On and on they talked, beyond the
time set for adjournment. Faces were
flushed, the whole room was hot from
the fray—or so they thought—until
one of their number happened to
glance into the adjoining room. What
he saw caused a recess.
The awning at that window was
flaming and most of it already de
stroyed, the flames were eating into
the metal supporters and the heat had
cracked the glass window. The fir*
engines had arrived. The Civic The
ater just did get the window shut
before the powerful stream of water
hit it and the awning remnants.
The meeting soon adjourned.
* * * *
'DIMES.
Bailiff Harry Wells, deputy United
States marshal for more years than
you could count on your fingers,
discovered recently that he has not
worn out his shoes in vain walking
around the corner to get them
shined.
"Where’s Joe?” he asked the
other day when the latter turned
up absent after years and years.
"At Saratoga,” was the reply of
Joe’s substitute.
Wells, who has seen Summer
after Summer slide past without
bringing Saratoga into his own
life, fust sat there marveling at
what other persons can do with
his dimes. V*
4
IN MUIR SLAYING
Blood-Stained Stick Found
Near Site Where Woman
Was Killed.
by me Associated Press.
LA JOLLA, Calif., September 4.—
A blood-stained, clublike piece of wood
became the pivotal clue today in the
hunt for the lust killer of Ruth Muir.
The 14-lnch-long stick was picked
up near the point in "Lovers’ Cove”
on the seashore where the socially
prominent woman, a Wellesley grad
uate, was attacked and slain Monday
night when found alone In the moon
light.
With a man wearing women's cloth
ing under arrest in the oase, De
tective Capt. Harry J. Kelly announced
discovery of the possible death weapon
as previous “important clues” faded
one after another into nothingness.
Strands of hair found clutched in
the hand of the 48-year-old Y. W. C. A.
sceretary proved to be from Miss
Muir’s own head.
Kelly turned the piece of wood over
to scientists to determine whether
the stains were Miss Muir’s blood.
The man wearing women’s clothes
was jailed in Los Angeles. Police
Capt. L. L. Curtis said he gave the
name of Joe B. Smith, wore a pink
shirt, blouse, brown wig, lipstick and
rouge. Other women’s clothes were
found in the hut where he lived.
Police Chief Paxton of Oceanside
booked a man as Archie Best, who,
he said, was very scared.” His arms
appeared to be scratched.
Sam Isaac was jailed at Tia Juana
after telephoning he “had something
of interest regarding the Muir case,"
Kelly said, but failed to tell anything
of importance.
--•
Spain
(Continued Prom First Page.)
dash across the Irun bridge, some of
them with women and children, oth
ers herding cows. They ran in a
shower of rebel bullets directed at the
defenders of the Spanish bridgehead.
French gendarmes rushed out, picked
up the children in their arms and
hurried them to the French side.
One white-haired man, with silk hat,
i laucuat ana aangimg monocle, came
j across. He refused to give his name.
House Seen Being Fired.
From Hendaye . this correspondent
i could see men on the roofs of houses,
chopping holes and starting fires,
j Government militiamen, who sought
refuge in France, planned to leave by
special trains for Barcelona to resume
fighting against Fascist rebels on other
fronts.
More than 2,000 of the soldiers who
fled from the battle raging in Irun and
Behobia, Spain, were in the band.
French officials made no move to
prevent them from leaving. All of the
soldiers had been disarmed when they
crossed the border.
The recaptured bridgehead was that
on the span between Irun and Hen
daye. Rebels still were holding the
other Franco-Spanish bridge, between
Behobia -(Spa in) and Behobie
I (France). I +■
Government counter-attackers seized
! the bridgehead shortly before 1 p.m.
after scores of their comrades had
been shot down as defenders or pris
oners in the blood-spattered streets
! of Irun.
i It appeared, however, they could
| not long hold their positions, for su
perior forces of rebels immediately
renewed the attack.
In the early morning the monks at
Fuenterrabia Monastery had been shot
by the defenders of Irun. Their bodies,
clothed in white robes, could be seen
lying on the roof of the monastprv
from vantage points in Hendaye.
Advance forces of the rebels pressed
j relentlessly on San Sebastian, only
8 miles to the west of Irun.
Government gunboat No. 3. which
had shelled the rebel positions from
the river, ran aground on a sand bank
while attempting to escape.
It was deserted by its crew.
Hostages Reported Shot.
Among the hostages reported shot
by the retreating Irun militiamen were
the Bishop of Valladolid, Victor
Parada, leader of the Spanish Tradi
tionalist party, and Honorio Maura,
Monarchist Deputy.
Some panic-stricken militiamen
waded the Bidassoa at low tide and
reached Hendaye.
As the flames swept through Irun.
violent explosions could be heard. The
cries of the wounded sounded behind
the billows of smoke.
Traffic on the international bridge
was cut. Rebel reinforcements were
rushed to the Spanish bridgehead to
relieve insurgent foreign legionnaires
lighting there. The reinforcements
came marching up under the red and
gold flag of the rebellion.
Few at Fort Guadalupe.
A kan/lfiil A# T /Nttallai. _-i M -A
their posts in Fort Guadalupe, the
coastal defense of Irun, despite the
fall of the city.
Rebels massed for an attack against
the stronghold which days before hBd
been the target for rebel warships.
The tragic exodus of Spanish ref
ugees across the international bridge
was reminiscent of experiences in
some sections of France during Au
gust. 1914, at the outbreak of the
World War.
Walking and riding and wading and
swimming, they came from Irun, Fuen
terrabia and Behobia. weeping over
the loss of their homes and possessions.
In the streets about the railroad sta
tions in Hendaye destitute families
huddled, waiting to be joined by their
men, who had abandoned the fight.
Most of the refugees will be sent
farther into France, to be distributed
among the quiet provinces far away
from the scene of the strife.
Militiamen, still wearing the blue
overalls in which they had fought for
days, fled the battle crying, "We can’t
defend ourselves any longer.”
Numerous private automobiles
ARMY 1 CORPS
PROMOTIONS MADE
Number of Officers in Wash
ington in War Depart
ment List.
Temporary promotion of 151 Army
Air Corps officers, a number of them
on duty in Washington or well known
here, has been announced by the War
Department under provisions of the
temporary promotion act of last June.
The list includes the following
lieutenant colonels promoted to the
rank of colonel—Arnold N. Krogstad,
Walter H. Frank, Frank D. Lackland,
Harrison H. C. Richards. Ira A. Rader,
Douglas B. Netherwood, Lewis H.
Brereton, Hugh J. Knerr, Eugene A.
Lohman, Herbert A. Dargue, Follett
Bradley, Shepler W. Fitzgerald, Les
lie MacDill, Lawrence S, Churchill,
Clarence L. Tinker, Martin F. Scan
lon, Byron Q. Jones, Davenport John
son, Walter G. Kiiner and Henry W.
Harms.
The group of new colonels includes
several pioneer Army aviators, who
were flying as early as 1912. All the
officers in this group are known in
Washington, having served here at
one ume or anomer. t,oi. ocanion
was commanding officer at Bolling
Field until a few months ago.
Thirty-one majors have received
temporary promotions to the grade of
lieutenant colonel, among them Ross
G. Hoyt, assistant chief of the Infor
mation Division, office of the chief of
Air Corps; Carl W. Connell and Lyn
wood B. Jacobs of the Supply Division
of the same office; Harrison W. Flick
inger, Richard H. Ballard and Harold
M. McClelland, recently on duty in
the War Department.
The remainder of the promotions are
from the grade of captain to major.
This list Includes a number of officers
on duty in Washington and also officers
who have participated in many of the
outstanding Air Corps achievements of
post-war days.
crossed the frontier at the last mo
ment, laden like moving vans.
Most of the refugees saw their be
longings go up in smoke in the burn
ing town.
Boat loads of fleeing residents ar
rived at St. Jean de Luz, France, and
others went as far as Bordeaux and
Poitiers.
A regiment of French soldiers from
Bayonne was brought up to reinforce
the gendarmes at the border.
The battle continued in Behobia and
Irun. and the rebels occupied the Irun
City Hall by midafternoon.
But a handful of Socialist militia
men still held the International Bridge
u/hilp marhinp min fir. f.nn, I
lated defenders retarded the rebel oc
cupation.
Resistance of the government forces
rapidly weakened under the terrific
onslaught of the invaders.
The militiamen were believed to be
running out of ammunition. But
they were holding on to their scat
tered positions as long as possible.
In fleeing the main part of Irun
they sprayed automobiles parked In
front of the British and Norwegian
consulates with gasoline and set them
afire. Other cars, lining the roads
near the bridge, were burned to pro
vide a smoke screen for the retreat.
One hundred and fifty French sol
diers arrived at Hendaye in busses
' to reinforce the border patrol. Thin
! ty of them went to the besieged
bridge.
The Fascists had paused long enough
in their sweeping advance to throw a
guard around the bridgehead at Irun.
Then one column resumed a quick
paced advance on the Basque resort
city which the rebels once held and
lost.
A second column was already en
route to 6an Sebastian after occupying
the small town of Lasarte this morn
ing.
Ricardo Alvarez, a Socialist Deputy
from Jean Province, asserted some of
the government troops had been
mutilated by Moorish legionnairss as
the Insurgent advance swept through
the city.
Gen. Emilio Mola, rebel commander
nn t.hp northern front BfVin narennalln
directed the advance on Irun, was re
ported to have left for Burgos after
the capture of the city.
The downfall of Irun, objective of
the Fascist campaign on the northern
front for the last seven weeks, came
with convergence of rebel columns
advancing from Spanish Behobia and
San Marcia).
The insurgents seized the approach
on the Spanish side of the Interna
tional bridge leading from Irun to
Hendaye after a furious machine gun
battle.
The capture of the Hendaye and
Behobia Bridges cut ofT the last source
of supplies by land for the government
defenders through the northern coast
of Spain.
The sudden rout of the government
troops was blamed by their com
manders on lack of ammunition.
Hendaye became a bedlam, with
thousands of refugees and wounded
and dying soldiers In the streets.
Bullets from the fiffht armmH fha
international bridge whistled into the
main street of Hendaye. Panic strick
en, many refugees rushed into private
homes for shelter.
French physicians improvised first
aid stations and summoned army sur
geons from Bayonne. The emergency
hospitals were flooded quickly with
injured and dying government sol
diers carted across the bridge la
wheelbarrows and on stretchers and
the backs of their comrades.
Town’s Tax Levy Cancelled.
MOUNT ETNA. Ind., September 4
C45).—This Huntington County village,
which lies in four townships, despite
a population of less than 200, decided
yesterday to levy no tax for town pur
poses in 1937. Town officials said
they had almost enough money for
the year and would not need to assess
property holders.
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Driver Dead, Car Kills Pedestrian
An automobile, with its driver dead at the wheel, plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in New
York last night, killing Isaacs Margolies, 45. Doctors are shown at left attempting to revive
Margolies. The dead driver, Isadore Mosson, 56, is at right. —Copyright, A P Wirephoto
FRENCH INDIGNANT
AT AIDJFORREBELS
New Outburst Results From
Report Italian Ship
Brings Planes.
By Radio to The Star.
PARIS. FRANCE, September 4 —
A fresh outburst of Indignation
against Italy and Germany as de
liberate war-mongers has been caused
here by the news that 24 bombing
planes destined for the Spanish rebel
forces were unloaded from an Italian
ship at Vigo three days ago—10
days after Italy announced It had
placed an embargo on all arms ship
ments to Spain.
The Italian hint, coming at the same
time, that should the neutrality ac
cord be violated by any one of the
signatory powers Italy would feel It
self free to recover its liberty of ac
tion, is not well received here, to say
the least.
Reticent on Neutrality.
Germany's share of French unpop
ularity as regards the Spanish crisis
is due to its reticence in agreeing
to the constitution in London of a
sort of control commission to enforce
the French neutrality plan.
The setting up of this commission
as soon as possible is considered of
the utmost importance by the French
for two reasons: First, the govern
ment here is faced with the renewal
of popular Insistence that, until all
Roosevelt Speech Text
Mark Twain Memorial Bridge Dedicated Where
Life of Early Mississippi Boyhood Was
Recorded by Writer.
*->•> mo nosuwjaicu « 1 coo,
HANNIBAL, Mo., September
4 —Following Is the text
of President Roosevelt's
speech in dedicating the
Mark Twain Memorial Bridge here
today:
“It is with earnest American
pride .and with a glory in Ameri
can tradition that I enjoy this
happy privilege today, Joining in this
tribute to one who impressed him
self upon the lives of youth every
where in the last fourscore years
and ten.
"To look out across this pleasant
vista where the life of Mississippi
River boyhood was captured and
recorded for posterity and to have
a part in its commemoration is a
privilege I am happy to experi
ence.
“No American youth has know
ingly or willingly escaped the les
sons. the philosophy and the spirit
which beloved Mark Twain wove
out of the true life of which he
was a part along this majestic
river. Abroad, too, this peaceful
valley is known around the world
as the cradle of the chronicles of
buoyant boyhood.
Town No Longer Small.
“Mark Twain and his tales still
live, though the yean have passed
and time has wrought its changes
on the Mississippi. The little
white town drowsing in the sun
sAUne of the days of Huckleberry
Finn and Tom Sawyer has become
a metropolis of Northeastern Mis
souri.
“The tiny handful of complacent
population has grown to 23,000
souls, the seventh largest city in
your 8tate and the fourth in bus
tling industry. The old steamboat
landing still is there—the rail
roads and the busses and the trucks
have not ended water transporta
tion on the river.
"It was my privilege last year
to have a part in the opening of
the centennial commemoration of
Mark Twain's birthplace. On that
occasion from the White House I
pressed a key which caused a light
to shine from the tall tower on
Cardiff Hill—the Mark Twain Me
morial Lighthouse. The perpetua
tion of Mark Twain’s name, birth
place and the haunts of his youth
are very dear to me. especially be
cause I, myself, as a boy, had the
happy privilege of shaking hands
with him. That was a day I shall
never rorget. witn every American
who had ever been a boy I thrill
today at this great structure Join
ing two great States in the com
memoration of youth's immortal.
‘‘When old Moses D. Ballis found
his way to the Junction of the Han
nibal and the Mississippi, back in
ISIS, he little thought of the great
stage of happy youth on which he
was lifting the curtain. Likewise,
he and the older folks of the tiny
river settlement In Hannibal had
little thought that Sam Clemens,
playing about the steamboat land
ing, would live through the ages.
“Likewise they had little thought
that the cabins and the frame
houses and the whitewashed fences
would give way to thriving indus
trial plants, modern buildings, a
splendid city hall and other im
pressive public structures.
Hock's School Replaced.
"In place of the school house
from which Huck Finn lured Tom
Sawyer to truancy and the old
swimlng hole you have 18 mod
ern grade schools, a high school,
parochial schools and a fine li
brary.
"The old cabins and the oil
lamps which Tom Sawyer had to
fill are gone. In their place you
have one of the most successful
municipal electric light and power
plants in the country.
“And today we mark one more
step of progress—one more Imprint
of a changing order—this great
structure spanning the Mississippi.
The river ferry started to go when
the old railroad bridge Joined Mis
souri and Illinois back in 1870.
As the years went by this structure
carried the rail, the horse drawn
and the motorized commerce In
and out of Hannibal across the
Mississippi. Time has now taken
another step and today we elim
inate the hazards of railroad cross
ings. of high waters and mixed rail
and vehicular traffic.
"This bridge stands symbolic of
what can be accomplished by the
co-operation of local governments
with the Federal. Here, in this act
of progress, we find the Federal
Government, the city of Hannibal,
the State of Missouri and the
State of Illinois all joined in cor
related action. Together they have
given you this free bridge. Working
together in the days to come, they
will greatly further the prosperity
and convenience of the people of
the United States.’’
Miss Maryland 1936
Ethel Holland, 18, who will go to Atlantic City from Berlin,
Md., as her State’* representative in the "Mis* America, 1936”
competition, September 8-14, c
Mark Twain Bridge Dedica
tion Brings Plea for Fed
eral-Local Teamwork.
B.v tn# Associated Press.
HANNIBAL. Mo., September 4.—
While thousands of Missourians and
Illinoisans looked on. President Roose
velt today dedicated the Mark Twain
Memorial Bridge across the Mississippi
here as a monument to “co-operation
between local governments with the
Federal.”
Stopping here on his way to Spring- ’
field. 111., for another drought con
ference. the President emphasized the j
need for further collaboration between
Federal, State and local governments
In all undertakings in the interest of
the people.
"Working together in the days to
come,” he asserted, “they will greatly
further the prosperity and convenience
of the people of the United States.”
Officials on Platform.
On the flag-covered platform with
the President were Govs. Guy B. Park'
of Missouri, Henry Horner of Illinois;.
Senators Clark and Truman (Missouri
Democrats), Dieterich (Democrat),
| Illinois, and dozens of Federal and
j State officials.
The President drove to the span
through several miles of city streets
imed with hundreds of citizens of the
two States it connects.
Other thousands grouped about the
speakers’ platform.
At the foot of Cardiff Hill, about
100 feet from the bridge, stands a !
bronze statue of Tom Sawyer and 1
Huckleberry Finn, famous characters i
of Mark Twain, who spent his boy- !
hood days here knocking about an
old steamboat wharf. Two blocks
away stands the writer's boyhood
home.
Gov. Park, one of the speakers, de
; scribed the bridge as another example
| of the "close and kindly relationship
I that has always existed and will con- j
j tinue to exist between these two good 1
I commonwealths."
Gov. Horner spoke in similar vein
| and said the structure was in line
j with President Roosevelt's "good
j neighbor" policy In bringing the two
States closer together.
Likened to Lincoln.
Horner praised Mr. Roosevelt as
one who had "distinguished himself
as one of the greatest American
Presidents” and compared him to
Lincoln.
He said- the people of Illinois were
“grateful" for his visit. They relied
upon his "counsel and leadership.”
Homer added. •
Mr. Roosevelt prefaced his prepared
address with a statement he was glad
to visit Hannibal, not only because he
had experienced the happy privilege
as a boy of shaking hands with Mark j
Twain, but because it was the home
town of the “distinguished American
naval officer,” the late Admiral Robert
Coontz.
The President served with Coontz
in the World War.
The presidential party departed for
Barry, 111., 15 miles east, at 10:55 a m.
(central standard time) after the cere
monies.
BELGIAN BAGS LEAD
Poland's 3-Year Grip on Bennett
Trophy Thought Broken.
WARSAW. September 4 C/P).—The
Belgian balloonists, Demuyter and
Hoffman, apparently broke the hold
Poland has held three years on the
Gordon Bennett international contest
today, landing near Archangel in
North Russia after covering 1.750
kilometers) (approximately 1,087 miles).
Two German balloons and three
Polish bags) still were unreported, but
officials doubted they would equal the
performance of the Belgica.
me powers aoiae Dy the neutrality
agreement, the Spanish government
should be supplied by France with
arms and munitions.
The last time this question came up
Premier Leon Blum convinced the
restive Popular Front elements that
the best way to assist the Spanish
republic was to maintain an attitude
of neutrality. But as this attitude
seems to be having a contrary effect,
the situation seems to be arising again
where Blum will have to do some more
convincing, unless the non-interfer«
ence plan is quickly put into action.
Opposes Commission.
Secondly, the London commission
for neutrality control would also be
an agency for the settling of any new
international incidents which might
recur in the Spanish conflict. The
Reich’s position is that it does not
quite see why a control commission
is indispensable to make the neutrality
plan effective; and. anyway, it wants
to be sure that the scope of this
commission’s purpose will not extend
to the settlement of the Spanish civil
war as a whole.
The British government is making
a demarche to Berlin today and
French government quarters here are
hopeful that Germany's acceptance
will come as a result.
(Copyright, 1B36J
MRS. BARBARA SMITH
DIES AT AGE OF 82
Was Widow of Policeman Killed
in 1904 While Making Arrest.
Baltimore Native.
Mrs. Barbara Smith. 82. a resident
here for three-quarters of a century,
died of a heart attack yesterday at
the home of her daughter. Mrs. Loretta
Rinehart, 616 Quincy street, where
she had lived 11 years. She was the
widow of John J. Smith, a* policeman
killed in 1904 while attempting to
make an arrest.
Born in Baltimore, Mrs. Smith came
here as a girl and was educated in
private schools. She was a member
of the Third Order of the Franciscan
Monastery, the Ladies of Charity and
St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs.
Rinehart and Mrs. Edith Rupertus,
two sons. William F. Smith and Ed
ward L. Smith, and 14 grandchildren,
all of Washington.
Funeral services will be held at St.
Gabriel's at 9 a m. tomorrow following
brief services at her late residence.
Burial will be In Mount Olivet Ceme
tery.
FRED B. SMITH DIES;
WAS RELIGIOUS LEADER
Chairman of World Alliance for
International Friendship
111 Three Months.
Bs the Associated Press.
WHITE PLAINS, N. Y.. September
4—Fred B. Smith, 70, chairman of
the World Alliance for International
Friendship and a former moderator
of the National Council of Congre
gational Churches, died at his home
here last night fater three months'
illness.
A native of Lone Tree, Iowa, he
entered Y. M. C. A. work in 1889.
For 17 years he was chairman of the
Religious Committee of the Inter
national Y. M. C. A. Committee and
traveled all over the world and served
in Y. M. C. A. camps during the
World War.
He was moderator of the Congre
gational Church Council from 1919
until 1931, and later served as chair
man of the Executive Committee of
the council.
He is survived by his second wife,
Mrs. Lillian Eberenz Smith, and by
five children of his first wife. Funeral
services will be conducted at White
Plains Saturday.
Detroit Bakeries Head Dies.
DETROIT, September 4 (/P).—Phil
H. Grennan. president of Farm Crest
Bakeries, which is reputedly the largest
independent concern in its field, died
today in a Detroit hospital. He was
49 years old.
The National Scene
BY ALICE ROOSEVELT LONGWORTH.
NEW YORK, September 4.—The public has become so blunted to
billions that headlines on the deficit in those terms no longer
make an impression. It is established policy of New Deal sales
I"?"1 ' J'9 1 '.•.aw'* manahtn in occur* n* n-m. ___.........
ment ol rising debt, that deficits do not entail
increased taxation These proclamations arouse
no enthusiasm, because people are aware that
public debt can be paid only by taxing the public.
Treasury financiers are piping down on any
talk of further bond issues. A very good reason
for this is that the vaults of every bank in the
country are packed with Federal bonds, for which
there is no waiting line of customers. The satura
tion point must be somewhere. The administra
tion is not exactly anxious to find where it is
before election day.
(Copjrrlsht 1830.)
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