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Denver Crowd Told Recov
ery Set Back Two Years.
Speaks Monday.
B> the Associated Press.
DENVER, October 31. — Former
President Hoover, calling for the New
Deal to “lay its cards on the table,"
headed for California today, where he
may make a “last minute” campaign
•peech Monday night.
In an address before a Republican
meeting which filled the 3,600 seats
of the Municipal Auditorium last
night, Hoover joined in the challenge
Gov. Alf M. Landon voiced in New
York the night before—that Presi
dent Roosevelt answer their questions
respecting his plans if re-elected.
“Why does not the New Deal really
lay its cards on the table?” the
former President asked. He demanded
the President “reply in plain words”
to the questions:
“Does he (Roosevelt) propose to re
vive the nine acts which the Supreme
Court has rejected » » • has he aban
doned his implied determination to
change the Constitution » * • does
he intend to stuff the court itself
• * * will he discharge these asso
ciates of his who daily preached the
‘new order’ but whom he does not
now allow to appear on this cam
paign?”
Freedom Grave Issue.
Hoover described the “transcendent
Issue” as “free men and women,”
adding, “our people did not recognize
the gravity of the issue when I stated
It four years ago.”
“That is no wonder, for the day Mr.
Roosevelt was elected recovery was in
progress, the Constitution was un
trampled. the integrity of the Govern
ment and the institutions of freedom
were intact,” he said.
The subsequent “panic which greeted
Mr. Roosevelt's inauguration,” Hoover
added, came from “realization of in
tended tinkering with the currency."
In turn, he asserted, “recovery was set
back for two years.”
Hoover departed from his prepared
text to remark: “Mr. Roosevelt lately
suggested to those who did not agree
with some of his measures that it
might be well for them to move to
some other country in which they have
greater faith.”
Mould Restore Faith.
"I would suggest instead that we
restore faith in this Government,” he
added.
Hoover said he rejected while Presi
dent most of the ideas since adopted
by the Roosevelt administration "be
cause they would not only delay re
covery, but because I knew that in the
end they would shackle free men.”
"I rejected the notion of great mo
nopolies and price fixing through
codes. * * *
"I rejected the schemes of 'economic
planning’ to regiment and coerce the
farmer * * • I refused national plans
to put the Government into business
in competition with its citizens * * *
I vetoed the idea of recovery through
etupendous spending. * * *
"I threw out attempts to centralize
relief in Washington for political and
social experimentation • * * I defeated
other plans to invade State rights * * *
I stopped attempts at currency infla
tion and repudiation of Government
obligation.”
The California speech plans, includ
ing the place, were indefinite.
- - ♦
D. C. MAN ELECTED
XV. H. Eichner Heads Master
Photo Finishers.
BUFFALO, N. Y„ October 31 UP).—
The Master Photo Finishers of Amer
ica closing their thirteenth annual
convention here, elected William H.
Eichner of Washington, president; S.
C. Atkinson, Regina, Saskatchewan,
Vice president; Fred B. Fountain, Mid
dletown, Conn., re-elected treasurer;
and R. J. Wilkinson, Jackson, Mich.,
executive manager.
FOUND.
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Vicinity Wesley Heights; owner identify
and show tag. Wisconsin 4024.
_LOST.
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Rolling rd . Chevy Chase. Md. Please re
turn at once. Child crying for pet. Wis
consln S4H4._
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left shoulder; no good hunting, but nursing
pups; may attempt return to Southern
Md Answers to - Spot.” Reward. An
drew Gemeny. North 4550.__
DOG. female, gray-brindle. Cairn terrier,
between 37th and L sts. n.w. CaU 3724
K. St. n w rMpvplnwH ikld
ENGLISH BULLDOG white with brindie
{Pots: strayed Tuesday from Lee Heights.
Va. Walnut 6974.
FOX TERRIER PUPPY—Female. 7 months
©id. Call Adams 1105. 1422 Varnum st.
n w.____
IRISH SETTER, female, lost or strayed.
Vicinity Bethesda; reward. Wisconsin
4991.___
OPERA GLASSES—Black leather case,
Thursday night. Mezzanine National Thea
ter. Reward. Call Randolph 0041 after 6.
POCKETBOOK, brown leather, containing
change, keys and Elgin wrist watch, on
14th st. bet. Randolph and Meridian sis.
Liberal reward._3414 14th st. n.w._
PREFERRED STOCK—Five shares each of
Potomac Electric Power Co. Washington.
D. C.. series of 1025 and 1077. C2255 and
C3.396. Reward. Alice E. Emery. Blark
atone Apts., Charles and 33rd sts.. Balti
more. Md.___5*
PURSE, black suede, on Pa. ave. near 7th;
euln of money, keys, notebook, bank book,
name, address inside. Liberal reward.
6terling litiSti between 10 and (i._
RING—1934 Greensboro High School ring;
S3 reward. W. F. Sink. 2541 13th st.
p.w._• _
RING—U. S. Naval Academy, class J913:
Signet ring with initials "P. D. 8.” Good
feward if returned to P. D. Sleeper. 330
nveatment Bidg._1 •_
SCARF, of Persian lamb, between Califor
nia st.. Prelps pi and Conn. ave.. Wednes
day morning. Return to 2132 California
St.. Apt. 451. Reward.in.*_
TERRIER PUPPIES. 2, males, brown and
brown and white, long tails: Thursday.
Battery Park. Bethesda; mongrels, but
thlldren’s pets. Reward. Wisconsin 6207.
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debts contracted by anybody other than
jnyself. MRS. EDITH C. ST. LAURENT.
200 Rugby ave.. Bethesda. Md. _1*
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Vanilla brick, with pumpkin center.
Cut 24 or 26 to the gallon; iced and
delivered.
ARUNDEL ICE CREAM.
853 Penna. Ave, 8.E. Atlantic 6320.
fHK ANNUAL MEETING OF THE 8HARE
holders of the Eouitable Co-operative Build
ing Association will be held at the offlee of
the association. 915 F St. N.W.. Wednes
day. November 4. 1930. at 3:30 o'clock p.m.
Amendment of the constitution of the
association will be considered.
EDWARD L. McALEER.
Secretary.
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loads to and from Balto.. Phils. and New
York. Frequent trips to other Eastern
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Turn Left 2 Blocks West of Court House.
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1932 Rivals on Political Front Again
Left: President Roosevelt as he waved to a tumultous greeting from a crowd that filled the
Academy of Music in Brooklyn, traditional semi-final campaigning ground for Democratic can
didates in New York. Thousands filled the streets and met the President with cheers.
Right: Former President Herbert Hoover as he addressed voters of Denver urging the elec
tion of Gov. Alf M. Landon. Republican presidential nomineee, to “save the soul of America.’*
Hoover's address climaxed the G. O. P. campaign in Colorado. —Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto.
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Halloween
(Continued From First Page.)
revelry,” the queen of the festival and
her court.
When the float bearing the queen
and her court arrives at the center
section of the reviewing stand, the
young women will alight and go to a
section of seats reserved for them in
the stands.
The entire personnel of the Police
Department will be mobilized to han
dle traffic along the parade route to
keep order. The police will be re
inforced in this duty by 237 National
Guardsmen.
Hours before the parade starts, an
elaborate system of traffic control
will be put into effect to prevent
downtown jams and to expedite per
sons going to and from the parade
route.
A number of prizes will be awarded.
Two will go to groups entering floats
best representing the spirit of Hal
loween. Other prizes will be given
for the best costumes and marching
units.
Festivities will be closed with a
banquet and dance at the Shoreham
Hotel in honor of the queen and her
court. The Washington Board of
Trade cup will be presented to the
queen, Miss Ada Dameron. and the
event will be broadcast over Station
WMAL at 11 o'clock.
Spain
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catching the hum of motors from
planes near Torrejon, to the south,
where government and insurgent arm
ies were locked in a grim conflict.
Anti-aircraft batteries opened fire
on the two planes which circled the
city at 3 p.m., but they were not hit.
Officials estimated the dead in the
Madrid area might reach 200 by
morning.
(The sound of the sirens warn
ing of the second raid cut short
an Associated Press telephone con
versation between Madrid and
London. The Shrieks could be
heard plainly in the London bu
reau of the Associated Press before
communication was broken. Later
it was re-established.)
The deaths of scores of persons,
wounded in yesterday afternoon's
sudden bombardment of the capital
and its environs, swelled the toll of
Friday's brief minutes of terror.
Official reports, following a check
of Madrid wards, disclosed 125 dead,
including 80 women and 20 children,
and 360 wounded. Semi-official re
ports from suburban Getafe indicated
42 others had perished, with more
than 150 injured.
Only 16 Identified.
Only 16 of those killed in the cap
ital itself were identified.
The authorities hastened to quiet
panicky reports with the assurance
that insurgent airmen and not house
top dynamite throwers were responsi
ble for yesterday’s havoc.
The rumors spread from the fact
that no one heard the drone of the
Fascist “blackbirds of death” before
the bombs fell.
The aerial massacre, claiming mostly
women and children as victims,
stunned the city with its sudden, un
heralded descent.
No siren alarms were sounded. No
droning hum warned of the arrival
of the high-flying bombers.
Mothers idly basking in the sun,
watching their children play in a
public park in the Glorieta del Bilbao
district, suddenly saw them ripped by
bursting shrapnel.
Eleven children were mowed down
while playing in the Plaza Progreso,
and the whining fragments of steel
inflicted gaping wounds among nearly
a hundred grownups in the same area.
Bomb Heart of Madrid.
Spinning down from a great height,
the bombs struck with amazing ac
curacy in the densely-thronged side
streets just off the Puerto Del Sol—
the “Times Square” of' Madrid—and
the Rastro "Plea Market” in the Calle
Nuncio opposite the Apostolic Nuncio's
Palace.
“I have never had to perform such
a gruesome task in all my medical
experience as piecing together the
mangled heads, arms, legs and torso
picked up in the village streets of
Getafe,” said Dr. Duncan Newbiggin,
head of the Scottish ambulance unit.
“I treated six women, four men and
eight children. I don’t know how
many others were hit.”
One of the bursting charges, fall
ing in Preciados street, killed two
occupants of an automobile and a
woman standing in a nearby door
way, but not her husband^ with whom
she was talking.
Housewives on their way to mar
ket today walked swiftly, casting fear
filled glances at the skies and not
lingering to exchange pleasantries.
Madrid residents Anally were and
A
fully awakened to the fact that the
war has entered a ‘‘cruel and des
perate stage.” as the official bulletin
described it. The days are past when
householders ran out into the streets
tc stare curiously at enemy planes
which effected little damage.
Throughout the night, the capital
was tense, with excited militiamen,
trigger fingers itching, cordoning the
areas devastated by the bombard
ment—the first major air raid on a
European capital since the World
War.
The Madrid battle fronts themselves
were quiet as government troops rest
ed before renewing the assault on
Torrejon de Velasco and in the Sesena
area, south of the capital.
The newspaper Claridad today pub
lished the text of proclamations as
sertedly dropped by insurgent planes
on previous raids, reading:
“Spaniards! The capture of Madrid
by Nationalist (Fascist) troops being
near, you are warned that 10 of your
people will be shot for each assassina
tion you commit. Do not forget we
hold more than 1,000 Red (Socialist)
militiamen prisoners in addition to
numerous hostages in many provinces.
In Madrid alone, 25,000 wounded will
answer for your crimes.”
The reference to "25,000 wounded”
ostensibly meant all Injured Madrid
government defenders who would be
left behind when the capital was
evacuated.
BALLEARIC ISLANDS SEEN LOST.
Italy Will Force Their Secession,
Paris Paper Says.
PARIS. October 31 {tP).—The news
paper L’Oeuvre reported today that
Italian officers, with their forces con
trolling the Spanish Ballearic Islands,
planned to force their secession from
Spain.
The officers, the newspaper reported,
decided to conduct a plebiscite com
miting the populace to a "declaration
of independence.”
(The same newspaper reported two
days ago that Italy and Germany,
supporting Spanish insurgents, were
preparing to attack Catalonia. It said
strength was being concentrated at
Mallorca and eight submarines were
ready to leave Northern Italy for the
Ballearic*.
(Official quarters in Rome denied
any Italian Intervention or designs
in Mallorca.)
L’Oeuvre said the news has coupled
with recent reports Gen. Francisco
Franco, Spanish Fascist commander,
intended to grant self-government to
Spanish Morocco.
It indicated Germany and Italy had
concluded a pact seeking to "mask
their seizure of the territories where an
autonomous movement would be pro
voked and stabilized through the kind
ness of Hitler and Mussolini.”
BARCEIA>NA READY FOR BATTLE
Insurgent Boat Retreats After Firing
•n Gulf of Rosas.
BARCELONA, Spain (delayed by
censor), October 31 (^.—Barcelona
became an armed camp early today
and thousands of troops poured out
of the city for the north to repulse
a reported attempt by an Insurgent
ship to '«nd an armed fores near
Rosas.
(Dispatches from Perpignan,
rraace, said ft VMM dsstroyur bad
entered the Gulf of Rosas, about 80
miles north of Barcelona, and had
fired on fishermen's houses along the
shore, killing several persons. It was
driven from the port by loyalists, the
report said.
(Barcelona is the capital of au
tonomous Catalonia, and President
Manuel Azana of Spain has set up
offices in the city, apparently in
preparation for transferring the
Spanish government in the event
Madrid falls.)
Militiamen were called to head
quarters as soon as the Rosas report
arrived, late last night.
Construction workers .'eported with
picks and shovels.
Italian
(Continued Prom First Page.)
strongest in the Mediterranean. It Is
now Italy's principal southern base,
and is strategically located.
3. Although Italy's land forces,
which reached their peak of 1,200,000
men at the end of the Italo-Abyssinian
War, are being demobilized, the naval
forces have been kept at full efficiency.
Position of Italy.
A naval source stated Italy’s posi
tion with regard to England in the
Mediterranean as follows:
“In 1935, when the British home
fleet steamed into the Mediterranean,
Italy, preparing to meet any eventual
ity, placed its fleet at its highest ef
ficiency in history, ably supported by
the air force.
“If the home fleet was a bluff, the
bluff was called. Britain stopped and
looked. She saw that the Italian fleet
was in a certain inferior ratio of
strength to her own fleet, but was
capable of Inflicting tremendous dam
age, with the help of Italy's superior
air fleet.
"So large a portion of the British
fleet might be destroyed that Britain
would cease to be In the first line of
naval strength.
“Britain Arms Frensiedly.”
“Britain did not put the bluff, if
bluff it was, into effect, and Italy won
out in Abyssinia.
“Now Britain is arming frenziedly.
She saw that her ratio or superior
strength was not sufficient, and she
wants to Increase it.
“But Italy saw that by having a fleet
at a certain ratio of strength with re
gard to the British fleet she could keep
the British from striking.
“Now she intends to maintain that
ratio. As the British build, Italy will
build, the ratio will remain the same
(Italy does not have to construct as
much as England to maintain the
ratio) and the British fleet in the
Mediterranean will be stymied.”
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Marriage Plans of Miss Douglas
And Senator’s Son Kept Secret
License W'as Secured in
District Court
Yesterday.
While their plans remained a mys
tery. Miss Laura Maxim Douglas, 20,
socially prominent, and Charles Saxon
Farley Smith, son of the senior Sen
ator from South Carolina, shunned
the limelight today after having se
cured a marriage license in District
Court yesterday.
Their romance had its inception
two years ago when they met at the
annual gingham ball.
From Miss Douglas, who was gradu
ated last June from Trinity College,
came word that any dehnite an
nouncement would be made by her
mother, Mrs. E. G. Douglas. They
reside in the palatial apartment house
at 1785 Massachusetts avenue, where
Andrew Mellon lived while Secretary
of the Treasury. The mother and
daughter came here from New York
Smith was Indefinite as to wedding
plans when questioned at the Ward
man Park Hotel.
Rev. Dr. ZeBarney T. Phillips, rec
tor of the Church of the Epiphany
and chaplain of the Senate, was desig
nated on the marriage license as the
minister to perform the ceremony.
He said any announcement "would
have to come from Mr. Smith.”
MISS LAURA M. DOUGLAS.
Smith listed his home as Lynch
burg. S. C.. near where his father
owns a l.OOO-acre plantation. He
played foot ball at Wofford College, i
Spartanburg, S. C., and since coming
to Washington has been employed as
assistant clerk of the Senate Com
mittee on Agriculture and Forestry,
of which his father is chairman.
Association and 13 Persons
Indicted—“Take” Put at
Two Millions Yearly.
BY the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, October 31.—One
hundred and ten Manhattan restau
rants and cafeterias, including such
familiar midtown spots as Jack
Dempsey’s, Llndy's and the Hollywood,
were named today as victims of a
racket which prosecutors blamed for
extorting $2,000,000 annually.
“Shakedowns’’ ranging from $250
to the $17,000 allegedly extorted from
the six Steuben Taverns were listed
in a second indictment returned
against the Metropolitan Restaurant
and Cafeteria Association and 13
individuals.
The 41 specific extortions charged
against the ring included $8,200 from
Llndy’s restaurants, $750 from the
Hollywood and $285 from Jack Demp
sey’s.
Three chains, the Tip Toe Inns,
Sherman Cafeterias and the C. 6i
L. Sandwich shops, were alleged to
have paid $10,500 each for immunity
from picketings, stench bombings and
other terrorist tactics which. Prose
cutor Thomas E. Dewey charged, ac
companied refusal to join the asso
ciation.
$117,585 Extortions Charged.
In all, the indictment charged ex
tortions totaling $117,585 and attempt
ed extortion of an additional $15,500.
Dewey said these amounts were merely
"initiation” fees and that weekly
"membership” dues also were paid.
The indictment added charges of
conspiracy to extort, attempted ex
tortion and extortion to the counts of
conspiracy and embezzlement in the
original bill, returned against the same
defendants. If found guilty on all
counts, each of the accused could be
sentenced to more than 670 years in
prison.
Union Leaders Included.
The indicted men included lawyers
and leaders of a labor union which
Dewey claims was "ruined” by the
racket. Eight of them, who had been
freed under habeas corpus writs, were
arraigned immediately and held anew
under increased bail of $50,000 to
$100,000. A ninth defendant will be
arraigned Monday.
Four of those accused are fugitives,
among them Samuel Krantz and Louis
Beitcher, named by Dewey as the king
pins of the conspiracy. The prosecu
tor contends that Krantz and Beitcher
inherited the racket from the late
Arthur (Dutch Schultz! Flegenheimer,
who Dewey said, founded it in 1932.
Strike
(Continued From First Page.)
Pilots’ Union, said in a telegram, “We
have been and are ready and willing
to meet and negotiate with steam
ship operators and have no desire to
continue present situation. We are
willing to meet and deal with any
group who will deal with our organi
zation, but cannot be expected to
have the employers designate what 1
portion of our membership shall be
represented through our organization.
“We appreciate the co-operation
extended through your department as
represented on West Coast. The!
prolongation of the existing condition
rests entirely upon operators and their
failure to evince a desire to negotiate
a fair settlement of existing diffi
culties.”
NEW YORK VOTES TODAY.
Walkouts Hold Up Ships Pending Of
ficial Action.
NEW YORK. October 31 (/Pi —
Whether East Coast seamen will join
the strike of West Coast maritime |
workers hinged today on action to be
taken at an International Seamen's
Union meeting tonight.
A vote on a proposal to strike failed
of culmination last night at a marine
workers’ meeting called by the Sea
men's Defense Committee, an organi
zation which has clashed with of
ficials of the Seamen's Union.
Meanwhile a “sit-down” strike that
materialized yesterday held the liner
American Trader of the American
Merchant Line in port. At least six
other American vessels remained at
docks in the New York area under
orders of owners.
Walkouts were reported on the
steamships Arizonan at Boston and
the William H. Machen at Providence,
R. I. Notices calling for a walkout
were posted on the Matson Naviga
tion Co. steamer Mauna Ala at Phil
adelphia.
Joseph Curran, chairman of the
Seamen's Defense Committee, indi
cated his group might call a strike
if the union did not take action to
night.
The American trader failed to sail
late yesterday for London when Its
crew refused to cast off the lines.
Twenty-three passengers were trans
ferred to the Cunard White Star
liner Samaria and 311 bags of regis
tered mail and letters were set aside
until noon today.
SPREADS ON WEST COAST.
20,000 More May Be Jobless as Result
of Strike.
SAN FRANCISCO, October 31 UP).—
A spreading maritime strike held nearly
150 vessels in coast ports today,
paralyzed cargo movements at a peak
season and threatened to add more
than 20,000 new workers to the idle
list headed by 37,000 marine em
ployes.
Ships heading for ports from San
Diego to Seattle faced tie-up on
arrival. Atlantic and Gulf marine
commerce faced a spread of the walk
out to those areas.
San Francisco officials, mindful of
the bloody 83-day strike in 1934, took
"emergency” steps to meet the situa
tion, precipitated Thursday midnight
by a general walkout of marine union
labor.
Federal officials here and in Wash
ington strove to bring accord with no
immediate indication of success.
The strike had repercussions in far
away Alaska and Hawaii. It disrupted
plans of hundreds of seagoing pas
sengers and caused revision of mail
movements. It even threatened to in
terrupt foot ball schedules.
Over 100 Ships Tied Up.
Last midnight 57 vessels were strike
bound here. Another 57 were held in
North Pacific ports, including Seattle
and Tacoma. Wash., and Portland.
Oreg. Twenty-two were tied up at San
Pedro and San Diego and six in
Hawaii.
San Francisco also was harassed by
a strike of 1.000 warehou.vemen in
grocery storage plants, demanding
higher wages and a new working
agreement.
In Seattle the West Coast Lumber
men's Association estimated 20.000
lumber workers would be forced out of
work if the marine strike lasted a
week.
Mills “have been forced to curtail
production to not less than one
fourth." the association said. Many
of its 202 mills in Washington and
Oregon were reported closing down
last night.
Marine labor officials here, claim
ing the support of Atlantic and Gulf
unions, watched closely for develop
ments there, but made no immediate
comment when New York seamen de
cided to await action by the Interna
tional Seamen's Union.
Pickets, armed with sticks, patrolled
the New Orleans waterfront. There
one group of marine workers, com
prising seamen and longshoremen,
struck against the Luckenbach Gulf
Steamship Co. and Swavne & Holt,
Ltd.
T. J. Darcy, spokesman for the
strikers, said 1,400 longshoremen
holding contracts with other com
panies would not be affected.
Baltimore, Md.; Mobile, Ala., and
Houston, Tex., were enmeshed in the
strike movement last night.
Spreads to Baltimore.
Union officials in Baltimore said
seamen of ships docked there had
voted to strike for demands which
included control of hiring halls, a
focal issue on the West Coast. West
ern employers want continuance of
joint operation. It was estimated 600
men would be involved in the Mary
land port.
Gilbert Mers, president of the
Maritime Federation of the Gulf, said
at Mobile 100 seamen and 350 long
shoremen had voted to strike at noon.
The "rank and file” group of seamen
voted in Houston to strike in support
of West Coast sailors. Wilbur Dickey,
business agent for the Houston local
of the International Seamen's Union,
termed them an "outlaw" group.
Mayor Angelo J. Rossi of San Fran
cisco, proclaimed an "emergency" here
and said it was his intention “to avail
myself of such (charter) provisions as
may be necessary for the purpose of
meeting the existing emergency."
He appointed Attorney Florence M.
McAuliffe to represent him in negotia
tions.
McAuliffe headed the Mayor’s Emer
gency Committee which functioned in
the 1934 strike, climaxed by a mass
union walkout here which virtually
paralyzed usual activity in this and
other bay cities, where the population
totals 1,300,000.
Officials of both sides, declining to be
quoted, expressed belief the situation
would remain status quo until Monday.
Then the United States Maritime
Commission is due to reopen an in
vestigation of the Coast's long-troubled
water fronts.
“I'm going to try to get them to
gether before then,” said Assistant
Labor Secretary Edward F. McGrady,
who led in bringing peace out of the
1934 conflict, but vainly strove to pre
vent the present one.
400 OUT IN BALTIMORE.
300 More to Join In Walkout, Union
Aide Says.
BALTIMORE, October 31 VP).—
{Richard Graham, spokesman for the
Seamen’s Defense Committee, asserted
i today nine ships in Baltimore Harbor
I have been affected by a strike of mari
time workers in sympathy with ma
rine workers’ walkouts on the West
Coast.
Graham named only five ships,
however. Operators of two of those—
; the Golden Mountain and the Will
| solo—contended they were having no
' trouble. Agents of other maritime
! unions here indicated they might join
the strike, but meanwhile were "stand
! ing pat.”
The Defense Committee is a group
I within the International Seamen's
Union. Graham said 400 men were
' called out last night and that he ex
pected 700 to be out tonight.
~
Askari, Minister of Defense,
Missing After Coup Oust
ing Cabinet.
By the Associated Press.
CAIRO, October 31.—Report* from
Bagdad said today Gen. Jafar Pasha
El A-skari, minister of defense and
"strong man” of Iraq, was shot and
killed during a military coup that
deposed the cabinet.
Army leaders seized power In an
uprising Thursday, assembling troops
outside Bagdad and sending aircraft
to bomb government buildings after
a two-hour ultimatum demanding
larger expenditures for the army.
Later, a dispatch from Bagdad to
the Arabic newspaper Falastin in
Jerusalem said Gen. Askari, after
unsuccessfully trying to foil the mili
tary coup, fled the country with two
other members of the cabinet.
Iraq, freed from Turkish rule by
British and Anglo-Indian troops dur
ing the World War, was governed by
Great Britain until it was admitted
to the League of Nations and became
an independent kingdom in 1932,
JERUSALEM. October 31 (JP)-—Bekre
Sidky, military leader of Iraq, appeared
last night as a new power behind the
throne of King Ghazi after an army
coup which boosted a new government
to power.
Reports reaching Jerusalem declared
Hikmat Sulaiman replaced Premier
Yassin Pasha el Hashimi in a govern
mental reorganization forced by aerial
bombardment and machine gunning of
Baghdad yesterday.
Landon
(Continued From First Page.)
shouted "We wouldn’t believe It if it
did,” causing a roar of laughter.
A crowd that awaited the Gover*
i nor's train at Maysville, Ky„ an oper
ating stop, was rewarded when Lan
don appeared on the rear platform
j shortly before 11 p.m. and shook hands
with as many persons as he could
reach.
At Huntington Landon reiterated
the choice at the polls next Tuesday
is between those desiring "an all
j powerful Chief Executive and a sub
1 servient Congress and a subservient
Supreme Court” and those who "pro
| pose to to go forward along the Ameri
can way of life.”
After his speech in St. Louis tonight
] Gov. and Mrs. Landon planned to go
; directly to the Sunflower Special tor
: the overnight journey to Topeka, where
! he will rest his case with the voter*
i in a brief election-eve broadcast Mon
day night.
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