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(C. 8 Weather Bureau forecast.) The only evenine Daner
Pair tonight and tomorrow; not much • nrOBt!__i,-_ ®.,£ F,
change in temperature; gentle winds, ^ WHSllingtOn With the
mostly north. Temperatures today—High- Associated PreSS NeWS
est, 85, at 1 p.m, lowest, 67. at 5:45 a m. and WifephotO Sendees.
Closing N.Y. Markets—Sales—Page 12_ Yesterday’. Circulation, 135,375
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85th YEAR. No. 34.087. STS..7 SaTg WASHINGTON, I). C„ SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 1937—THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES. »»_<m m.„. a...^ p,.„. TWO CENTS~~^
600 Dead, Injured
Is Toll of 16
Chinese Artillery
Shell Japanese
Undeclared Sino-Japanese uar
which began July 7 near Peiping
spread to Shanghai after killing of
two Japanese at Hungjao airdrome
there August 9. Four Americans
hare lost their lives in battles
around Shanghai and British Am
bassador was wounded near the
metropolis Thursday by Japanese
airplane machine gun bullets.
B$ the Associated Press.
SHANGHAI, August 28.—Death and
fire from the sky today spread terror
through the narrow, winding streets
of sweltering Nantao, Shanghai's old
est Japanese quarter with its teeming
More than 600 Chinese died or fell
Injured under the relentless attack of
16 Japanese air bombers. Many
burned to death in fires that spread
quickly through the city.
Chinese artillery retaliated during
the afternoon by shelling Japanese
occupied Hongkew. An undetermined
number of casualties was reported as
shells fell near the Japanese police
rtotlAn onr) nlAnn Q md
160 Americans Leave.
A few hours before the Japanese
bombardment of Nantao, 160 Ameri
cans had slipped down the Whangpoo
River aboard a tender to eaten the
liner President Lincoln for Manila.
The departure was the quietest of
the numerous evacuations which have
carried 2.000 American refugees to
safety since the Sino-Japanese con
flict flared here with death to thou
sands and infinite danger to foreign
sections of the city.
As on the other evacuation trips,
bits of shrapnel and stray bullets from
both sides sprinkled the Lincoln's su
perstructure. No one was hurt, how
A Chinese shell exploded near the
United States cruiser Augusta, flag
ship of the Asiatic Fleet, sending the
crew in a dash for cover.
No one was injured by the pro
jectile, which was fired from a Chi
nese battery aiming at Japanese posi
tions in the Hongkew section.
The explosion came only a few
hours after 17 sailors, injured when
a shell struck the cruiser August 20.
returned to duty. One seaman was
killed in the August 20 shelling.
Battle Center 18 Miles Away.
While the Japanese bombers swept
over Nantao with their cargo of death
and destruction, the infantry and
artillery battlefront appeared to be
centered 12 miles northwest of
Shanghai, about Woosung, where the
great Yangtze River meets Shanghai's
waterway, the Whangpoo.
There was no convincing guarantee
of lessened hostilities here, however,
and American Marines sped work of
strengthening defense works about the
international section over which they
maintain guard.
Thousands of sandbag barricades
were thrown up to form a triple de
fense line, and machine guns and
small armaments were in position for
instant action to defend the settle
British, French and other foreign
guard detachments likewise continued 1
to strengthen their fronts. 1
Nantao is the native quarter on
Shanghai's southern fringe, adjacent !
to the French concession, in which
most American residents of Shanghai 1
About 2,500 Americans remain in
Shanghai, 700 of them women and
children. Most of the others were
among the refugees leaving the past
10 days.
Sir Hughe Montgomery Knatchbull
Hugessen, British Ambassador to
China who was wounded Thursday
by a Japanese aerial machine gunner,
was reported improved today but his
condition still is very grave.
inousanas Are rerrinea.
During the bombing of Nantao
thousands of terrified Chinese pushed
and crowded through the streets, en
deavoring vainly to escape.
Mayor O. K. Yui announced 200
persons were killed and more than
400 injured by the 16 Japanese planes.
Besides the normal population of
(See CHINA, Page A-3.)
Leg leas Charles Zimmy Ended
108d Hour in Hudson River
at Midnight.
Bv th« Associated Press.
PEEKSKILL, N. Y., August 28.—
Fighting choppy water, legless Charles
Zimmy, 46-year-old endurance swim
mer, today had paddled two-thirds
of the way to his goal in a non-stop
•wim from Albany to New York.
A fresh coating of grease protected
his body from the numbing cold of
the Hudson River.
Zimmy, swimming strongly, but
hampered by inability to retain much
food, ended his 102d hour in the river
at midnight. His manager, Marvin
Welt, said this topped Zimmy’s previ
ous record of 100 hours made in a
Honolulu pool in 1931. •
Welt, who said Zimmy was swim
ming toward vaudeville and sideshow
contracts in New York, expressed hope
the 145-mile trip would be completed
in about 150 hours.
Japan Landing 60,000 Troops ]
For Shanghai-Nanking Drive
Chinese Capital Expects “Big Push99 <
Through Kiangsu Province Will Start
Soon—U. S. Women to Leave.
rtv thp Acsriria ♦ prt i .... .....
NANKING, August 28.—Military
observers said tonight Japan had al
most completed landing an expedi
tionary force estimated at 60,000
troops in Kiangsu, China's capital
province. A general advance through
the province containing Shanghai,
Nanking and other great population
centers was expected momentarily.
At the same time announcement
was made that all women connected
with the United States Embassy in
this battered and frightened capital
would be evacuated to Hankow to
morrow. The order included wives.
Landing at Woosung.
Japan's fresh fighting forces were
put ashore at Liuho. Woosung, Chapoo
and other areas along the coast and
the broad yellow Yangtze River, which
flows from this capital to the China
The "big push" was expected to
start through Tanki, Tsingpu and
Sungkiang, nearest cities to the coast
and immediate tectical objectives of
the invading forces.
wajjoacoc lllim iti v MUlUUniieS S& HI
they expected the Shanghai phase of
the general advance would in itself
require three weeks. Once Chinese
forces were expelled from the Shang
hai area, they said, the drive would
carry them on to Soochow, powerful
Chinese aviation, artillery and in- B
fantry stronghold, and the Kashing
Railway, where imposing Chinese de- f
fenses have already been erected. 1
Nanking Is Raided. £
Japanese paved the way for their £
landing forces along the Yangtze by
bombing towns and villages and f
showering Nanking with the most r
awesome and destructive rain of mis- t
siles ever seen here. s
Civilians by the score were blown
to bits or cremated by incendiary c
bombs as they huddled in their cheap e
mud huts well removed from any i
military concentration or Chinese air- a
field. The poor section of the city
bore the brunt of the air raids. Pov- e
erty-stricken coolies were principal 1
Peaceful Foreign Commerce
Exempt, Grew Tells State
By the Associated Press.
The State Department received to
day official confirmation of Japan's
public announcement that it would
not interfere with “peaceful com
merce” by foreign nations in con
nection with its blockade against
Chinese ports.
The confirmation came to Secre
tary Hull from Joseph C. Orew, Am
bassador to Japan. The Ambassador
sent the text of a press dispatch
Issued by the Japanese foreign office
Thursday in which the Japanese gov
ernment announced its blockade in
Hull said at his press conference,
however, the Government had received
no formal clarification of the extent
of the blockade as it would relate
to any privilege of pre-emption that
Japan might decide to exercise.
Pre-emption Wartime Right.
In international law pre-emption
means the right of a power at con
flict with another to search neutral
ships for materials of war destined
for its foe and demand right to pur
chase the materials.
Ambassador Drew sent the State De
partment the text of the Japanese
press announcement after it was
landed to him by Kenkichi Yoshizowa,
dead of the American section of the
Japanese foreign office. The state
ment said Japan would fully respect
peaceful commerce of third powers
md that the Japanese Navy had no
intention of interfering with it.
Meanwhile, official Washington ap
iraised the implications arising from
1 flat United States demand that
Japan and China respect American
ights in the Sino-Japanese conflict.
Following is the text of the press
tatement authorized by the Japanese
tovernment in connection with the
"Although Japan has been forced to
(See BLOCKADE, Page A-3.)
12,000 LOYALISTS !
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Rebels Claim “Destruction”
of Three Battalions at
Capture of Santander, last re- t
maining Loyalist-held port on Bay i
of Biscay, this week permitted Gen. 1
Francisco Franco to direct his \
forces to mopping up other areas £
before returning to the campaign
against Madrid, which has with- t
stood siege for more than nine f
months. Insurgent trops were dis- r
patched yesterday from Santander £
to the Aragon front, where Loyalists r
were reported launching a new at
By the Associated Prcas. ^
HENDAYE, Franco-Spanish Fron- j,
tier, August 28.—Spanish insurgents <j
reported today they had “destroyed” ! v
three battalions of government troops b
attacking their concentration at Zara
goza, strategic intersection of lines be- n
tween government-controlled Madrid, f'
Valencia and Barcelona and the in- !
surgents’ latest prize of war, San- 1
tander on the Bay of Biscay.
Generalissimo Francisco Franco, in 0
a communique, asserted his insurgent 0
defenders of the old capital of Aragon, s
now one of his most important bases, n
had repulsed all enemy attacks. The ®
enemy, he said, had left 12,000 dead in b
Zuera, a few miles to the north.
Loyalists Report Gains.
The government, however, reported /
that in a day of active fighting, with C
warplanes and artillery taking terrific i:
toll of enemy ranks, government troops a
occupied Zuera, Puebla 1e Alborton t
and other enemy fortified positions in
a great enveloping movement on the
Aragon front. f
Insurgent casualties and prisoners f
taken, the government said, were a
“enormous” in number. t
The government forces, parched by
110-degree heat, drove their Aragon g
offensive forward with fierce flghfing, a
Valencia reported. They sought to a
isolate Zaragoza from Teruel to the r
south, another insurgent stronghold. a
(See SPAIN, Page A-ll.) g
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Summary of Today’s Star ■
Page. Page.
Art -B-3 Music --B-3
Books -B-2 Obituary_A-10
Church News, Radio _C-10
B-4-5 Real Estate,
Comics_B-6-7 C-l-7
Drama -C-16 Short Story -B-5
Editorials — A-8 Society .A-6
Finance-A-12 Sports.C-8-9
^ost & Found C-10 Woman's Pg. _B-8
Britain awaits Tokio apology on shoot
ing of envoy. Page A-l
Eden orders strong protest on wound
ing of Ambassador. Page A-l
Japan's planes kill refugees in ter
rorizing Shanghai. Page A-l
Japanese landing 60,000 for Shanghai
Nanklng drive. Page A-l
Occupation of Nankow Pass claimed
by Japanese. Page A-3
12,000 loyalists reported killed at
Zaragoza. , Page A-l
United Mine Workers’ Journal attacks
record of Congress. Page A-l
Clinton B. Eilenberger, postal official,
dies. Page A-l
Paper reports Roosevelt will travel to
far West. Page A-l
Mary Miles Mlnter’s mother denies
she killed Taylor. Page A-S
New model of cotton-picking machine
unveiled. Page A-J
U. S. faces first unfavorable trade bal
ance in 44 years. PageA-11
Old-age pensions may complicate
troubles of Congress. PageA-11
Auto thief shot to death by policeman
in wild ride. Page A-l
Frederick woman found shot near
blazing home. Page A-l
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John Russell Pope, noted architect, e
die«- Page A-4 f
Auto-truck crash victim dies; D. C.
traffic toll 71 for year. Page A-4
Maryland State Senator predicts vindi
cation on vice charge. Page A-4 Z
Thomas Moore, local gambler, dies in ,
Greenville, N. C. Page A-10 ^
Local Navy Yard work-load to con- d
tiJ1ue. Page A.14 c
Utilities Commission seeks 17 more 8
employes. Page A-14 d
Fair and warmer weather forecast as .
flood waters recede. Page A-14 f
Appleton becoming specialist in shut
out wins. Page C-8 1
Title light postponement seen as gate- ^
booster. Page C-8 1
Gehringer looms as batting champion n
of A. L. Page c-8 *
Goodman, Billows contest, for am- *■
ateur g<?lf title. Page C-9
West fears California on gridiron this d
year. Page C-9 v
Editorials. Page A-8
This and That. Page A-8
Stars, Men and Atoms. Page A-8
Answers and Questions. Page A-8
David Lawrence. Page A-9
H. R. Bukhage. Page A-9 *
Mark Sullivan. Page A-9
Jay Franklin. Page A-9
Lemuel F. Parton. Page A-9
Nature’s Children. Page B-5 r
Cross-word Puzzle. Page B-8 s
Bedtime 8tory. Page B-8
Letter-Out. Page B-7 1
Dorothy Dix. Page B-8 I
Betsy Caswell. Page B-8 “
Traffic Convictions. Page C-18 s
Vital Statistics. page 0-16 l
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London Impatient.
Sir Hughe Is
tosliicla’s Regrets
Are Declared
y the Associated Press.
LONDON, August 28 —The British
oreign office waited impatiently today
or Japan to apologize for the machine
unning of Sir Hughe Montgomery
Inatchbull-Hugessen, British Ambas
ador to China.
Foreign office sources said a formal
xpression of ‘'regret,” made by Japa
ese Ambassador Shigeru Yoshida yes
erday, could not be considered an
Delivery of a strong, formal protest
rdered by Anthony Eden, British for
ign secretary, awaited developments
i Sir Hughe's condition and possible
pologetic word from Tokio.
Sir Hughe was reported to the for
ign office as "continuing to improve,
ut not out of danger.”
British Ship Reported Stopped.
Some possibility of increased tension
.’as seen in an unconfirmed Exchange
>legraph 'British) News Agency re
ort that blockading Japanese vessels
ad stopped the British steamer
ihengking off Woosung, 12 miles from
me ioreign office, however, had no
,ford of the reported incident. The
dmiralty, likewise, had no confirma
(At Shanghai, the She-ngking's
operators and British naval au
thorities denied the vessel had
been stopped. They said the ship
merely “exchanged signals” with a
Japanese naval vessel and then pro
The belief grew in diplomatic quar
ts that Anglo-Japanese relations
light be suspended if the demands in
Iritain’s note were not met within
hat Whitehall considered a reason
ble period.
There was every indication the pro
est would be very blunt. Mere re
rets for the attack by Japanese air
ten Thursday on the Nanklng
hanghai road, it was thought, would
ot satisfy Britain.
Indemnity Relieved Demanded.
The note which Eden instructed
ames Dodds. Charge d'Affaires of
te Tokio Embassy, to deliver was be
eved to contain a demand for in
emnity on behalf of the wounded en
oy. The foreign office was expected
) publish the text later in the day.
Sources close to the British govern
lent admitted that the possibilities
>r full satisfaction were “very lim
ed,” stimulating speculation on the
neat, of a diplomatic breach.
The attitude of the London foreign
Bice was authoritatively pictured as
ne of “unbounded exasperation,” but
;ill such as to rule out measures that
light mean actual war. Many per
)ns in financial circles were of the
elief that Britain would withdraw her
nvoy to the court of Emperor Hiro
Actually there is now no British
mbassador in Tokio. Sir Robert L.
raigie, newly appointed to that post,
on the Pacific en route to Tokio,
nd the Embassy is in charge of Dodds,
ne Charge d'Affaires.
Deny Excuse Reasonable.
The government, after full reports
rom Shanghai, was understood to be
rmly of the opinion that no reason
ble excuse had been advanced for
he attack on Sir Hughe.
Sir Hughe was traveling from Nan
ing with two aides when two Jap
nese warplanes swooped low over their
utomobile. One dropped a bomb
ear it and the other wheeled about
nd strafed the car with its machine
un. The automobile was flying the
iritish flag.
The Daily Express commented on
elay in Japan's apologies and said
that will be remembered in the ac
Dunt rendered.” The newspaper
dded that Britain is “strong enough
) exact respect from any power on
arth” and would be able to get satis
iction in her own time and way.
Chamberlain Still With King.
Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
-who had been thought likely to return
- ■ ■ ■ ••••«* wi vaoLi^, in wwviniiu kiu
ike personal charge—was continuing
is visit with King George, apparently
antent to leave the handling of the
flair to Eden.
The Japanese Ambassador to Lon
on, Shigeru Yoshida, called at the
areign office yesterday to make a
armal expression of Japan’s "regret”
ar the attack.
In his talk with the Japanese envoy
den was said to have refused flatly
> entertain the contention that Sir
lughe had been imprudent in not
otifying the Japanese of his intended
•ip from Nanking to war-ravaged
Just as coldly the foreign secretary
eclined to accept the excuse that the
nion Jack on the Ambassador’ auto
lobile was not visible to the attacking
[ember of Yugoslavian Parlia
ment Names Assassins.
PLAVA, Yugoslavia, August 28 UP).
-Assassins, hiding in a grain field,
jday killed Ramadon Ramadonowic,
lember of Parliament and government
Before dying Ramadonowic told po
ce tnan Albanian conspirators op
osed to Serbian rule had sworn a
blood oath” to kill him. He repre
ented a border district in which many
Jbanians lire. *
Third Assistant Postmaster
General Went to Poconos
in June.
Clinton B. Eilenberger, 61. Thirc
j Assistant Postmaster General, diec
early today at his Summer home al
Minisink Hills, Monroe County, Pa., il
was learned through the Associatec
Press. Ill for over a year, he hac
gone to his home in the Poconos ir
Informed of Mr. Eilenberger's death
Postmaster General Farley said hi!
aide was a "faithful official'1 whost
"passing is a distinct personal loss tc
For more than a score of years Mr
Eilenberger was a prominent figure ir
Democratic politics in Pennsylvania
He was appointed Third Assistant
Postmaster General March 6, 1933. He
was a member of the Pennsylvania
Democratic State Committee for many
years, serving for a time as its treas
During the Wilson administration
he was Democratic national commit
teeman from Pennsylvania. In 1928
he ran as a Democratic candidate for
auditor general of the State, but was
Mr. Eilenberger is survived by his
widow, Mrs. Florence S. Eilenberger
and several brothers.
Mr. Eilenberger, as third assist
ant Postmaster General, directed the
complex financial operations of the
| Post Office Department. He was in
; charge of collecting all postal reve
nues, supervised the money order serv
j ice, classification of mail matter
manufacture and issuance of postage
\ stamps and the administration of the
: postal savings system. ,
He had been responsible for the
production of all the new postage
stamps issued from March, 1933, unti
his illness last Fall. He supervised
their first printings and first sales
taking an active part in the cere
monies customarily incident to such
As a representative of the Pos1
Office Department, he also was a fa
miliar figure at stamp collectors
meetings. He addressed the Americar
Philatelic Society conventions at
Chicago in 1933 and at Atlantic City
in 1934 and was an honorary patror
of the organization.
He lived here at the Raleigh Hotel
He often attended social functions oi
the Pennsylvania State Society.
Born near Shawnee on Delaware
Pa., Mr. Eilenberger attended the
State Normal School and Drexel In
stitute. Early in his career he taught
school. Later he became identified
with a number of banking and trust
companies, holding executive posi
tions with several of them.
English Star's Time of 4:06.6
Beats Cunningham’s Three
Year-Old Mark.
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, August 28. — Stanley
Wooderson, English track star, cracked
the world record for the 1-mile run
today by negotiating the distance ir
4 minutes, 6.6 seconds in a specially
arranged handicap race. This clipped
two-tenths of a second off the listed
record of 4:06.8, made by the Americar
ace, Glenn Cunningham, at Princeton,
N. J., in 1934.
Wooderson is a club runner whose
chief previous claim to fame rested
on triumphs over New Zealand’s Jack
Lovelock, Olympic 1,500 meters cham
pion. Hrf failed to reach the Olympic
“metric mile” final at Berlin last
Summer, due to an ankle injury.
Cunningham actually was clocked
in 4:06.7 when he raced to the worlc
record. That is the time accepted
by the Amateur Athletic Union. How
ever, the International A. A. F. doei
not recognize tenth-second timing foi
distances beyond the half mile.
Wooderson accomplished the recorc
with the benefit of pacing by twc
runners who were given handicaps ol
65 and 10 yards and instructions t<
set the fastest possible pace.
Wooderson was clocked in 2 minute/
2.6 seconds at the half-mile mark
Thus hs covered the last 680 yard)
to 3:04.
Slays Thief
T — " .. ii 'i
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“Democratic Leadership
Failed” in Past Session,
Journal Charges.
ueinwrauc party jeaaersnip railed
in the last session of Congress, the
September 1 issue of the United Mine
Workers' Journal, appearing today,
charges in an article attacking the
record of the last session.
Following closely the pattern of
similar criticism voiced by John L.
Lewis, U. M. W. president, just before
adjournment, the journal article ac
cuses the Congress ef doing everything
it could "to favor the Liberty League,
the United States Chamber of Com
merce and the National Manufactur
ers’ Association and to WTeck Presi
dent Roosevelt and the Democratic
"Leadership was totally ignored.”
the journal continues. “In fact, there
was no efficient leadership. • * *
Democratic party leadership failed.
“With Southern Senators and
Congressmen in the majority, Con
gress made Southern cotton farmers
a virtual present of $65,000,000 and
refused to give the wheat, corn and
other farmers as much as a pleasant
look. That same Southern group
gave owners of Southern mills and
industries the right to continue pay
ing starvation wages to their helpless
men, women and children employes
and working them long hours under
slavery conditions, but Congress re
fused point blank to do anything that
would be of benefit to labor.
“The only piece of progressive leg
islation enacted at this session was the
Wagner-Steagall housing law, and
even that measure was so badly crip
pled as to make it practically useless.
“About all Congress did was to
spend $9,000,000,000, the most astound
ing sum ever spent by any session of
the American Congress.”
With the Journal being merely an
other voice of Lewis, those interested
in the plans of the C. I. O. leader
with regard to political developments
of the next 15 months are awaiting
a radio address which he will give next
Friday night on a coast-to-coast net
work of the Columbia Broadcasting
Policeman Who Shot Him in
Hospital After Trip on
Running Board.
*T tried to make mvstelf thinner
than a dime!
“I hung onto that running board,
while we crashed into car after car,
trying to get thinner and thinner!”
The fact that Policeman Earl L.
McNale lived to tell the story was
proof of his ability to compress his
body into a small space, despite his
220 pounds.
Although the policeman’s own life
was endangered by each lurch of the
stolen car to which he clung, he did
not resort to his service revolver, he
said, until convinced that pedestrians
in the street ahead might be run
McNale had his gun in his right
hand. He had difficulty in bringing it
to bear on the driver of the stolen
car because his right arm was hooked
around the doorposts next to the
driver, who beat him in the face with
his fist at every opportunity.
”My right arm was what anchored
me to the car,” McNale said today,
from his bed in Emergency Hospital.
‘ Every time we crashed into a parked
car, I thought the arm was going to
be tom from the socket.”
Kills the Thief.
McNale said he kept shouting to the
driver to halt. When he finally made
up his mind to shoot, the policeman
said, he had taken such a beating he
never remembered pulling the trigger.
He fired one shot through the head of
Walter Templeton, 20, colored, 1700
block of T street.
Templeton slumped over the wheel,
and the speeding car plunged out of
control into another parked machine
near Twenty-first and N streets, about
10 o'clock last night. The automobile
thief apparently was instantly killed.
The last crash tore McNale from the
running board and threw him into the
street. He was semi-conscious when
picked up and taken to the hospital
by his partner, Policeman H. S. Mont
aiic: tai iiau urtrii Miuen auoui an
hour earlier, police reported, from Mrs.
Horace Hickman of 2232 Decatur place.
McNale and Montgomery were
cruising in a No. 3 precinct scout car
when they spotted the stolen auto
mobile, for which a lookout had been
broadcast, as it came to a halt at
Twenty-second and N streets.
Tried to Scrape Him Off.
Montgomery was driving the police
cruiser. McNale leaped to the street,
ran over to the stolen car and ordered
the driver to. "Stay where you are!”
The stolen car cut toward him, McNale
said, and he leaped to the running
board. As the car gathered speed
McNale got out his gun.
The policeman said that Templeton,
instead -of halting, cried, "I’ll get
you,” and headed for the curb to
scrape him off against the line of
parked cars. McNale flattened against
the machine to which he clung. In
the length of one block the stolen car
crashed into eight parked automobiles
as it zig-zagged, Montgomery reported.
Templeton’s body was taken to the
Morgue pending an Investigation by
the coroner’s office.
McNale, who is 47 and lives at 1112
Montello avenue northeast, is under
treatment for a wrenched knee and
right shoulder and severe bruises
about the body. He is expected to be
out of the hospital in a few days.
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Summer White House, How
ever, Refuses Comment
on Report.
Urge Him to See for Himself Sen*
timent of People on New
Deal Proposals.
By the Associated Press.
HYDE PARK, N. Y., August 28 —
Informed sources let It be known to
day that the chances were good for
President Roosevelt making a Western
trip this Fall.
Summer White House officials,
meanwhile, would neither confirm new
deny a report by the Seattle Post
Intelligencer that the Chief Executive
definitely was planning a cross-coun
try journey to obtain ••first-hand" in
formation on New Deal "accomplish
ments" in the Northwest.
In the absence of confirmation from
the President himself, all they would
say was that such a trip had been
under consideration.
At his press conference In Washing
ton last Friday the President said he
had made no engagements beyond
September 17, when he will deliver an
outdoor Constitution day address near
the White House. He expects to re
main in New York State until that
I'rged to Visit Far West.
Many of the President’s adviser*
have been urging him to tour tha
Far West before Congress reconvenes
to see for himself the sentiment of
the people on the court issue and
other administration proposals side
tracked at the last session.
That such a journey, if made, would
see the President delivering at least
a few speeches In behalf of his pro
gram is regarded in authoritativ*
quarters as virtually certain.
Whether he would tear into tha
opposition on the court question, a*
some of his supporters have counseled,
or merely advocate further "explora
tion" of the need for enlarging the
Supreme Court, as he did in signing
the lower court procedural revision
bill, was a subject of much conjecture.
The last time the President was in
the Northwest was in 1934 when he
landed at Portland. Oreg., from hi*
Hawaiian journey for the trip acros*
the continent to Washington.
Since then the great Bonneville and
Grand Coulee dams on the Columbia
River, key projects in the administra
tion's power development, conserva
tion and flood control program, have
reared skyward and the President la
known to have looked favorably on
recent invitations from Northwest
Senators to visit them.
Bonneville will be ready for opera
tion in October or November. The
question of rates for sale of power has
been a point of controversy for months
with Boulder Dam region representa
tives protesting against Bonneville
rates being made lower than theirs.
Daughter in Seattle.
Should the foreign situation be such
as to make the trip possible, the
President would undoubtedly visit hia
only daughter, Mrs. John Boettiger,
wife of the Seattle publisher, and her
children, ' Sistie" and "Buzzie" Dali.
Plans for the President's second
day of a three-weeks’ visit at the fam
ily home here were indefinite. Secre
tary McIntyre repeated no engagement
had been made for Robert W. Bing
ham, American Ambassador to London,
who has just returned from abroad.
“The Ambassador is here on per
sonal matters,” he added.
Justice Ferdinand Pecora of the
New York Supreme Court, and
Josephus Daniels, Ambasador to Mex
ico, were down for calls today.
Pecora was an early caller. Daniels
was expected late in the day. The
Mexican Ambassador returned today
from a European trip.
Actor's Home Guarded Aftef
Demand Is Made for
Bx the Associated Press.
LOS ANGELES, August 28.—Police
guarded the Beverly Hills home of
Wallace Beery, screen actor, today
while Federal authorities studied a
note threatening Beery's adopted
daughter unless he paid $10,000.
Four-year-old Carol Ann and Mrs.
Beery are living in the Beery house.
Berry is on location in Utah.
The letter, composed of words
clipped from newspapers, read:
“Demand *10,000. Payable not later
than Thursday. B. Kelly, General
Delivery, Culver City. Dyer Case.”
Albert Dyer was convicted of first
degree murder this week for the slay
ing of three little girls.
Aviatrix, Found Asleep in Autt>0
Said She Had Been Drink
ing With Husband.
Br the Associated Press.
GLENDALE, Calif., August 28.—’
Mrs. George Weston, 32-year-old avia
trix, reported by her husbpnd and
children to have been kidnaped, wai
found today seated in a parked auto
mobile in the Highland Park district
between Los Angeles and Glendale.
Radio Officers W. G. Robinson and
D. Brady said they found the woman
asleep in the rear part of the car
with a man companion asleep on tha
front seat. The officers reported tha
woman said she and the man, witli
her husband, had been drinking last
( have I MET 1
Everybody knows something about 1
"The Nine Old Men"
But very few know anything about
The Nine Young Men
Scattered through the Government service in
Washington these "Nine Young Men" have helped
to make the New Deal.
They supply many of the new ideas and they
write some of the laws.
You will be interested in a series of stories
beginning in The Star tomorrow, telling of—
The Nine Young Men
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