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Mrs. Kenny’s Counsel Pro
tests as 12 Entries Shrink
to Nine on “Technicality.”
By the Associated Press.
TORONTO, October 37.—Mrs. Lily
Kenny fell from her pedestal as
Toronto's ace childbearer today.
The dozen children she claims to
have borne in the last 10 years
shrank to nine as a search of the
official records was made and the cry
went up from the Kenny camp:
"We’ve been robbed!”
Her counsel, I. E. Weldon, said:
"Mrs. Kenny has lost out as sole
winner of the Millar mothers’ mara
thon on a foul. She has had more
children than any other Toronto
woman, but now she's dropped back
Into a tie with other mothers on a
puie technicality.”
The “technicality” was a ruling by
the provincial registrar-general that
no belated registrations will be ac
cepted from Millar contest entries.
This bars the registration of two chil
dren Mrs. Kenny says were bom to
her in 1930 and 1931.
Will Depend on Courts.
Mrs. Kenny’s lawyer said he would
depend upon the courts to decide on
the merits of her claims.
The development failed to shake
Mrs. Kenny’s confidence. She went
right on planning to spend the $500,
000 she feels sure she’ll get.
Her latest idea is to start a new
baby derby. For this she would ap
propriate about $100,000 of the Millar
The Kenny kiddies kontest. or
whatever it might be called, would
not interfere with her plans for
building a big mausoleum in memory
of Charles Vance Millar, who started
the baby race business when he died
10 years ago. Millar lies buried be
neath a modest stone monument in
the little cemetery at Aylmer. Ontario.
The top ranking mothers found the
contest more of a free-for-all today
than ever.
The best guess was that the winner
or winners might finally be found to
have no more than nine qualified
babies. Three mothers have consist
ently claimed 10, but checks at the
Bureau of Vital Statistics, specified
In the Millar will as the determining
authority, do not bear them out.
(Continued From First Page.)
voters who have not benefited from
this Federal money. The N. R. A. was
not popular for long in the Bay State
and this distaste for the New Deal
manifested itself nearly two years ago.
Many New Englanders, thrifty by na
ture, are appalled at the Government
spending, and the Government debt.
It is said that Roosevelt stock took
an upward movement in Massachu
setts recently, especially since Roose
velt’s campaign trip here. But that
Is largely surmise.
The Roosevelt fortunes In Massa
chusetts have in a measure been
bound up with those of Gov. ‘‘Jim”
Curley—the most dynamic Democratic
figure in the State, and at present one
of the most disliked. Indeed, Curley,
who two years ago stood at the top
of the political heap in this State, is
now characterized as a distinct lia
bility for Roosevelt. The Governor is
running for United States Senator
with the Democratic nomination. He
has a veritable army of Democratic
enemies, who seem bent on pulling the
Governor down. Judging from all ac
counts. they mean business. When the
President came into the State a week
ago he failed to mention the State
ticket at all. His failure was inter
preted as an effort to disassociate
himself from the Curley campaign as
far as possible, and so relieve himself
of that liability. His son, James
Roosevelt, is in the State handling the
President’s campaign, and James
Roosevelt is not speaking of Curley—
not any more than he can help,
that is.
Declined Poland Post.
Curley was an original Roosevelt
man In the Bay State. He put a
Roosevelt slate of delegates In the
field In 1932 and tried to have them
sent to Chicago. He failed in that
because of the strong A1 Smith senti
ment among Massachusetts Demo
crats In those days. After Roosevelt
was nominated. Curley worked hard
for him and contributed a lot of his
own money to the campaign. But
Curley has never been a fair-haired
boy at the White House. He wanted
an important diplomatic post or a
cabinet job. He was offered the am
bassadorship to Poland and turned it
down. He remained at home to run
for Governor. He was elected In the
Democratic sweep of 1934 by 109,000
votes over his Republican opponent,
Bacon. This was a far larger plurality
than that given Roosevelt in 1932. The
President carried Massachusetts that
year with a lead of 64,000.
Curley has carried things with a
high hand as Governor. The State
has soured on him. His enemies are
legion. He pushed Senator Marcus
A. Coolidge aside to take the sena
torial nomination this year. He has
running against him Henry Cabot
Lodge, Republican, a grandson of the
late Senator Lodge, and also Thomas
C. O’Brien, the nominee for the Sen
ate of the Union Party and also that
party’s nominee for Vice President.
Curley spent a w’eek calling Father
Coughlin on the long distance tele
phone. urging him to get O’Brien out
of the senatorial race. But Coughlin
was adamant. O’Brien is expected to
get perhaps 100.000 votes, taking them
away almost entirely from Curley.
Another Democrat, Mayor Greenwood
of Fitchburg, ran against Curley in
the senatorial primary, and had 104,
000 votes, all of them anti-Curley
It looks as though Lodge would win
the Senate fight hands down. If he
does a lot of Democrats will throw
their hats in the air. Curley is still
campaigning vigorously for Roosevelt,
whom he terms the greatest humani
tarian in American history. Curley
Introduced the President at the huge
meeting on Boston Common. But it
does not appear that even a Roosevelt
victory would pull Curley through.
Organisation Best Yet.
The Democrats have a better and
bigger State-wide organization this
year than ever before. They are
counting greatly on this organization
to get the voters to the polls and
ascribe to its activities the greatly
increased registration. However, all
this new registration is not Demo-'
cratic. There has been a greatly in
creased registration in the towns and
the rural communities which are
strongly Republican. Furthermore,
the Republicans have built themselves
an organization that is combing all
sections of the State. The O. O. P.
Locomotive Overturned in Wreck
j_ 11 i
Xn engineer was killed and several men hurt in this wreck at Menlo Park, N. J., caused, when
a heavily loaded Pennsylvania freight plunged into the cars of another train that had jumped
the track on a curve. Traffic was tied up and live stock strewn along the right of way. Note
locomotive on its side. This was the wreck which delayed the appearance of Fritz Kreisler, fa
mous violinist, here last night, —Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto».
Is more united and has better leader
ship this year than it has had for a
long time.
As an indication of the discord In
the Democratic ranks, even among
those who are supporting the Presi
dent, at the recent "victory dinner” in
the Copley-PIaza Hotel, Gov. Curley
took a swing at Joseph A. Maynard,
the Democratic collector of the port
of Boston. He did not land and the
fisticuffs ended when a policeman and
the Governor's daughter stepped in
between. At the same dinner James
Roosevelt referred to Senator David
I. Walsh—no friend of Curley's—as
the "one leader of our party in this
commonwealth," and never mentioned
Curley. Walsh, by the way. is going
along with Roosevelt in this cam
paign although he has been antagon
istic to the New Deal in many in
stances. He is bent on maintaining
his Democratic regularity.
A prominent Democrat who is sup
porting Roosevelt told me that many
of his Democratic friends of long
standing have come to him and said
they would not vote for Roosevelt—
and more of them have expressed their
determination not to vote for Curley.
And so it goes.
M»nv Follow Smith Lead.
A1 Smith still has a great number
of friends in the Bay State, conserva
tive Democrats. The fact that Smith
has come out flatly for Landon and
against the New Deal and is actively
campaigning for the Republican
ticket is stiffening their determina
tion also to vote for Landon. Smith
carried Massachusetts in 1928 in the
midst of a Republican landslide
throughout the Nation. His lead over
Hoover that year was 17,000 votes.
At the same time, former Gov. Ely,
Democrat, 'was elected. Ely, like
Smith, this year is campaigning for
Landon and against the New Deal
President. And four years ago Smith
and Ely were campaigning for Roose
The chances for Roosevelt this year, !
so far as Massachusetts is concerned,
lie in the increased registration in !
Boston and other Democratic cities. |
and in the appeal which Roosevelt j
makes because of the great Govern- j
ment spending in the State. The in- .
creased registration may be part and j
parcel of the spending program.
A brisk battle is being waged over
the governorship. The Democrats
are hopeful they will elect Charles P.
Hurley, at present State treasurer, to
the gubernatorial office. The Repub
licans have nominated a former State
treasurer, John W. Haigis. It looks
to be a close race. Hurley has been
running his own campaign and is not j
particularly friendly with Curley. The
governorship is likely to be decided by
the success or failure of the presi
dential candidates.
At present the Republicans have
eight House members to seven for the
Democrats. It is expected that the
Republicans will win all the con
gressional districts they now hold,
and that they will pick up two or
three additional districts. They seem
to have excellent chances to win in
the second, third and ninth districts,
which have been represented by
Granfleld, Casey and Russell, all
Democrats. Among the Republicans
who seem destined to be re-elected to
Congress is Mrs. Edith Nourse Rogers,
who is exceedingly popular in her
A victory for Lodge in the senatorial
race will mean a Republican gain in
the Upper House of Congress. Lodge
is a State Representative, and is only
34 years old.
(Continued Prom First Page.)
establishments, the Naval Secretary
expressed gratification that recent con
gressional authorization has assured a
Navy of full treaty strength by 1942,
and added:
"It is to stimulate the interest of the
people of this country In their Navy,
responsibilities and aspirations, that
the Navy is at home on its ships ahd .
shore stations on Navy day.
“A more intimate knowledge of our
life and purposes will cause the Amer
ican people to recognize in our Navy
an instrument designed to preserve the
peace and security of our country.”
Shipboard drills, gunnery practice,
airplane maneuvers and combat tac
tics, landing operations In the face
of an enemy, infantry drills, diving,
firing of torpedoes, catapulting of
airplanes and all of the many activi
ties of the navy yard, from the pouring
of heats of metal to the forging of
guns, were on Washington's 10-hour
program which is without an idle mo
ment. On the ceremonial side will be
band concerts, formal guard mountings
and battalion parades.
Neutrality “Safeguard” Seen.
The "safest guardian of neutrality
is the naval strength to maintain it."
N. M- Hubbard, president of the Navy
League of the United States, which
annually sponsors the Navy day cele
bration, told an audience gathered at
the John Paul Jones Statue at noon
to honor the service. Patriotic and
fraternal organizations joined in lay
ing wreaths at the memorial to the
naval hero.
Citing the “need of the Inspiration
of our early traditions to patriotic
courage and steadiness of purpose,”
Hubbard told his hearers "that this
country may escape being drawn into
the maelstrom of a European con
flict, if it should come, is the earnest
wish of every good citizen.”
"A defined national policy of em
bargoes surrenders our established
rights under international law and
under the doctrine of the freedom of
the seas, for which we have fought
every foreign war in which we have
engaged, including the World War,1
excepting our war with Mexico, the
causes of which did not involve our ,
sea rights,” declared Hubbard.
Three million American children
are “under active tutorage in com- I
munism,” asserted the Navy League1
president, in admonishing his audl-1
ence: "Let us clean our house.”
The meeting was under the Joint
sponsorship of the Military Order of
the World War and the Advisory ,
Board of Masonic Clubs of the Dis- .
Marine Band Concert.
A concert by the Marine Band,
under Capt. Taylor Branson, was held
from 12:15 to 12:30. Presiding was
Stewart P. Lewis, president of the Ad
visory Board, who also supervised the
laying of wreaths. The opening re
marks were made by Lewis while the
invocation was delivered by Maj.- Ar
lington A. McCallum, chaplain gen
eral of the Military Order of the World
War. Maj. Edwin S. Bettllhelmer, Jr., !
was master of ceremonies and Maj.
John D. Cutter, commander of the
District of Columbia Chapter of the j
Military Order of the World War.
spoke on “The Life of John Paul
Secretary of War Harry H. Wood
ring sent a giessage of congratulation
to Secretary of the Navy Swanson. He
said: “The War Department is hon
ored to join with the rest of the Nation [
in expressing Its respect, confidence
and affection for the Navy on this, its
own day.
"The great contribution of the Navy
to the security of the country has
never been so pertinent and so evident
as it is at present.”
Rear Admiral Adolphus Andrews,
chief of the Navy Bureau of Naviga
tion, will speak at historic Gadsby’s
Tavern, Alexandria, Va., at 7:30 p.m.
at a Navy day celebration under
American Legion auspices. The ad
dress will be broadcast by WJSV.
Several spectacular events are on
the navy yard program for this after
noon. An air show to be staged by
airplanes from the Fleet Marine Force.
Quantico. Va„ under command of
Lieut. Col. Roy S. Oelger, at 3 p.m.,
will be an exciting demonstration of
aerial battle tactics. The program
will close with a simulated landing
operation by Marines against an en
emy shore, under fire, with Marine
Corps airplanes assisting the sea
Col. James J. Meade, commanding
the 1st Marine Brigade, Fleet Marine
Corps, Quantico, sent two Infantry
companies, two sections or Artillery,
a Chemical section and the aviation
force to the navy yard to uphold Ma
rine traditions In the day-long dem
onstrations. The troops are com
manded by Maj. Donald Curtis.
The navy yard program opened at
S a.m. with colors at the main gate.
Five minutes after the gates opened
there was a demonstration of the
drop forging of gun parts In the forge
shop, first of a continuous display of
operations In the many shops, foun
dries and forges at the yard.
Scents Will Display Flar.
In Joint tribute to the Navy and to
former President Theodore Roosevelt,
champion of an adequate Navy, whose
birthday anniversary, became Navy
day. President Theodore Roosevelt
Troop, No. 10, Boy Scouts of America,
will exhibit In the yavy yard museum a
United States flag presented to the
troop by the late Chief Executive.
Troop 10, under Scoutmaster L. L.
Sherfey, is attached to the 13th Di
vision, Northeast Washington, and Is
one of the only troops In Washington
with 36 years of continuous scouting
activity. In the navy yard museum
also will be shown a new exhibit of
Navy uniforms of various periods, dis
played on wax models.
Declaring America must be “on
guard" against Internal enemies ai
well as foreign enemies. Mrs. William
A. Decker, president general of the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion. In a Navy day message, said the
United States “is one of the few re
maining bulwarks of constitutional
It stands supreme today as the
world's greatest democratic Govern
ment, she said.
Senate Studies Report Dem
ocrats Sought to Force
Convention Copies.
By the Associated Preu.
A complaint that an agent claiming
to represent the Democratic National
Committee had used “undue pressure"
in attempting to sell 1,000 copies of
the party's national convention book
was studied today by the Senate Cam
paign Funds Committee.
J. Edward Jones, New York finan
cier, submitted a long statement,
charging the salesman had asked him
for a $2,500 campaign contribution
under the guise of payment for coplea
of the book at $2.50 each. The sale
was not made.
Robert Jeffreys, committee secre
tary, said Jones supported his charges
with the transcript of a conversation
with the salesman, recorded by a ma
chine in Jones' New York office.
A request that the committee In
vestigate all records pertaining to the
Democratic convention book was re
ceived from Republican National
Chairman Hamilton, Jeffreys added.
Hamilton's telegram asserted that
advertising .n the book had been sold
to "corporations having Government
contracts or dealings with the Gov
ernment, or Doth.’’
He termed the Jones case “only one
example" in which pressure had been
"exerted on others in their relations
with the Government."
Walter Myers, committee counsel,
was asked to study both Jones' com
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