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Withdrawal From China Posts. B; the Associated Press. SHANGHAI. September 23.—De spite the deepening threat of the Sino-Japanese War, the governing precept of the United States' army of missionaries in China today was “carry on!” After an interdenominational emer gency conference, representatives of the principal American missions in China, encompassing upward of 2,000 missionaries, joined in the statement: “At this hour of China's need we will never withdraw'." « This sweeping declaration was tem pered with a willingness of all mis sions to permit workers to withdraw If they desired, but the majority stout ly announced their intention to re main. Many Endangered in War. The conference was a result of the dislocation of mission work in a great portion of the country, growing out of the war, in which many American missionaries have been endangered by Japanese air raids at numerous in land points as well as at Shanghai. A considerable number of mission aries have come here and some have left China. The vast majority, how ever, remained at their stations. All missions, their executives here aaid, were deciding policies in the present crisis and the home boards W’ere not attempting to dictate. Reports that the Southern Bap tists had ordered the majority of their workers to leave China were dneied at the Shanghai headquar ters. Rev. M. T. Rankin of Rich mond, Va., local director, said the policy being formulated here made evacuation entirely voluntary. Two Typify Attitude. The attitude of the majority of woman workers was expressed by Misses Juniata Ricketts of Witt, 111., and Ada Russell of Wichita Falls, Tex., both Northern Presbyterians sta tioned at Hangchow, where Japanese bombing planes have been active. “We have only returned from a holiday in Japan and have not seen the destructions in Hangchow.” they said. “But we are going there im- j mediately where we are needed—Jap anese or no Japanese.” The Northern Methodist Women's Board said. “We are not intending to leave.” The Y. W. C. A.—“All are free to leave, but- none are going.” The Y. M. C. A.—“No evacuations.” The Northern Presbyterians, with 600 Americans in China, the largest single group of missionaries in the j country, said “many women and chil dren are rightfully departing from ' places of danger, but the majority of' workers remain.” The Northern Methodists an nounced, “We are not leaving.” The 1 Southern Methodists said: “Our pol- i Icy is that there is no evacuation.” , -• New Postal Puzzle. ARKANSAS CITY, Kans., Septem ber 23 UP).—Postal officials here hope nobody gets any ideas from a letter \ they delivered for Melvin Atkin, Rus sell, Kans. They found the ad dressee, Mrs. Golden Hadley, Atkin's sister, but had to delve into their social security files to locate her. Atkin addressed his sister merely by social security number, using his own number as a return. Roosevelt (Continued From First Page.) the private car and waved to the spec tators. Also aboard the train during the transfer from an incoming Eastern ‘ line to an outgoing Western railroad were Senator William H. Dieterich, Democrat, of Illinois, an advocate of the Roosevelt Supreme Court reor ganization plan; Mayor Edward J. Kelly of Chicago, and P. A. Nash. Democratic national committeeman for Illinois. Nash to Ride to Omaha. They entered the President's car with Horner and Cochran. The lat ter planned to remain aboard until the train reached Omaha late tonight. The 10-car special, bearing Mr. Roosevelt on a trend-finding trip across the continent, departed from i Chicago at 12 noon (Eastern standard ' time). Horner said as he left the train on the West Side that he had discussed ' general affairs and no politics. “We discussed relief for one thing.” he said. “Since they reduced W. P. A. by 35.000 in the State there has been a tidal wave of attempts to get on general relief. Industry is doing its best to help.” The court-reoreanization nlan. said Horner, was not mentioned. "We were Just visiting,” commented Dieterich. Waves From Window. Since Mr. Roosevelt has arranged to speak at the dedication of Chicago’s new $11,000,000 Outer Drive Bridge on his return from the West October 5, he did not appear on the rear platform. But occasionally he turned from a table near a window of his car and waved and smiled to railroad workers and others who assembled near the tracks. Mayor Kelly outlined Chicago's re lief fund deficit and requested more W. P. A. funds. The President's special headed west through Illinois toward Iowa and Ne braska. First Talk at Cheyenne. No stops, except for switching and servicing the campaign-like 10-car special, were planned until tomorrow, when the President will make his first Republican Executive Committee Meets Here Members of t'.ie Republican Executive Committee pictured here as they met today at Republican National Committee head quarters, 718 Jackson place are: Front row, left to right, Henry P. Fletcher, general counsel, Rhode Island; Mrs. Marjorie Scran ton, vice chairman, Pennsylvania; Chairman John Hamilton, Kansas; Mrs. John E. Hillman, vice chairman, Colorado, and C. B. Goodspeed, treasurer, Illinois. Back row, left to right, Joseph W. Martin, Massachusetts; Mrs. Paul FitzSimons, Rhode Island; Walter S. Hallanan, West Virginia; Mrs. Horace H. Sayre, Okla homa; Robert E. Burroughs, New Hampshire; Ezra R. Whitla, Idaho; R. B. Creuger, Texas; J. Will Taylor, Tennessee; Earl Warren, California; Harrison E. Spangler, Iowa, and Daniel E. Pomeroy, New Jersey. —Star Staff Photo. • -- A MISSES RED SNOW Visitor Spirited to jObscure Dock After Rex Reaches New York. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, September 23.—Suc cessfully thwarting plans for a Com munist anti-Fascist demonstration, Vittorio Mussolini, 20-year-old young est son of the Italian premier, was vir tually spirited ashore, under heavy police guard, upon his arival from Italy today. Young Mussolini, en route to Hollywood to learn the motion pic ture business, was taken from the Italian liner Rex at Quarantine, put aboard a special cutter, and hurried to a previously unannounced landing i at the Thirty-fourth street pier, Man hattan. Two police boats went out with the special cutter and escorted it in, and at the pier were an extra detail of 50 policemen. I' Meanwhile, crowds of Italians and 1 other well wishers gathered at the Rex’s regular pier, 20 blocks away, were disappointed as the liner pulled in, more than an hour after its star passenger had been swallowed up in Manhattan traffic. If disappointing to any anti-Fascist who had planned protest demonstra tions, this secret landing also was un- 1 ierstood to have annoyed Hal Roach, Hollywood producer under whose wing Mussolini will study who arrived with him today. The landing meant no shipboard in rear-platform appearance at Chey enne, home of Senator O’Mahoney. one of the chief Democratic oppon ents of the Supreme Court re-organi zation proposal. A little later in the day he will make another appearance at Wen ctover, Wyo. He will top off the day with an hour's stop at Casper, home of . Senator Schwartz, a Democratic proponent of the President’s court plan. He expects to take a drive in that city. Although several informal speeches will be made op the 6.000-mile Jour ney, the President himself has de scribed the trip as one on which there will be made "intake” than "out go”—in other words, more listening to ascertain the trend of current thinking among the people. Special Session In Balance. It is on what he hears then, ob servers agree, that may bring deci- ' sions whether he will call a special ‘ session of Congress, and whether he 1 will continue to fight for his broad social and economic objectives with >r without further judicial reform. Yesterday President Roosevelt, con cerned over epidemics of infantile jaralysis, annoimced he was forming i national foundation to “Lead, direct t md unify the fight on every phase of | his sickness.” "The work of the new organization must start immediately,” said the 1 President, himself a sufferer of. the crippling disease for 16 years. ' He said he had enlisted the “sincere 1 nterest” of several representatives and cutstanding individuals who are will- 1 mg to Initiate and carry on the work 1 cf the new foundation and its person- I nel would be announced as soon as it ' s completed. , Meanwhile, attaches said the Presi dent was looking forward to the : scenic pleasures of his Journey— especially in Yellowstone National Park, around the great Northwest : lams, the Washington State Peninsula, and on the trip across Puget Sound to Victoria, British Columbia. Hundreds of miles will be covered Household furniture ot TMDI HAM Every Description# per. sonol Effects, Silverware, Plated Ware, China, Glassware, Bric-a-Brae, Jewelry, Miniatures, Books, Mirrors, Electric Refrigerators, Washing Machines, Mattresses, MsisTsee? Pillows, Bedding, Draper e ies, Rugs, Lamps, Radios, Sewing Machines, Old Swords and Knives, etc. at Public Auction At Sloan’s 715 13th St. SATURDAY September 25, 1937 at 10 A.M. Br order ot the Security Storage Co, the Union Storage Co. and o then. Ternu cash. Terms: Cash. ■ C. G. Sloan A Co., Ine.,Aneti. Established 1891 I 4 Duce’s Son in U. S. ■ ■ — i ■!! ■ ii iii \mm t VITTORIO MUSSOLINI. 1 ---- \ ! erviews were to be had. and it left t lews photographers with only poorly- t exposed plates. Tlie press was aboard j he regular cutter which went out to t neet the Rex. but on reaching the ship ( hey found young Mussolini and his ( larty just pulling away with its police , ■scort. Arriving with Mussolini were the « 'talian Ambassador, Fulvio Suvich, loach and Charles C. Pettijohn, Holly- 1 vood press man. All landed on the : ipecial cutter. i This landing also disappointed nearly i score of Italian society dignitaries 1 vho were aboard the regular cutter •eady to welcome Mussolini to Amer can shores. ---- — i by motor on these excursions, while the trip to Victoria will be made on the destroyer Phelps. The President, accompanied by Mrs. Roosevelt, left Hyde Park, N. Y., »t 4 p.m., Eastern standard time, yes- j terday. Only operating stops were made as the train headed across the shore line j Df Northern New York and Ohio. The President retired before 9 p.m. In 3andusky, Ohio, early this morning, i string of trout snagged by vaca tioning “Steve” Early, a secretary, vas put aboard for the first train jreakfast of the President and First 1 Lady. James Roosevelt, son and secretary, 1 »nd his wife will join the party at 1 Seattle for the return trip. In Yellowstone, Mr. and Mrs. John ! Boettiger, son-in-law and daughter, ind the latter’s two children by a ' ’ormer marriage, Eleanor and Curtis 1 5all, will join the party for the trip 1 o Seattle, the Boettigers' home, and 1 British Columbia. : -• HEARING BAN ASKED The Newport News Shipbuilding & 3ry Dock Co. has appealed to the Supreme Court for an order to restrain he National Labor Relations Board rom conducting hearings to determine whether there were unfair practices n connection with the dismissal of imploye*. The Eastern Virginia Federal Dis rict Court and the Fourth District 3ourt of Appeals denied the com pany’s petition. In its appeal the :ompany contended it was “not sub ect to the inquisitorial powers” of he board, because it was. not engaged n interstate commerce. It gave as ts principal business building Navy vessels. Republicans ; (Continued Prom First Page.) London, Prank O. Lowden, Senator 1 3orah, Prank Knox, Senator Vanden- 1 >erg and other Republican leaders in t Congress. It would be important, he em- 1 c ihasized, that any such policy-draft- i ng group should reflect a thorough :ross-section of Republican thought ind opinion. For the subsequent general confer ee Spangler proposed that the Na ional Committee invite all men and ^ I’omen who have been candidates or lave been elected for important State ind Federal offices in recent years, til party clubs, particularly those of oung men and women, also would Lj ie represented. No elections of dele- t ;ates w'ould be required as in the case j f actual party conventions. ^ Functions of Planning Group. Elaborating on the functions of the iroposed planning committee, Spang- r er said: j “It is now obvious that certain 0 undamentals of government and of j overnmental relations to the people , lave been transformed into issues ipon which the Republican party ; oust take a stand if it is to continue i o be a political party of service to he country. These issues cannot be ( lussyfooted. There are questions ipon which there may be differences \ f Republican thought. These differ nces, however, are not upon funda- 1 nental principles of government, but ipon methods of solution of some j conomic problems. ' Many questions of methods -cannot ] x* determined until the situation in \ ^ .940 is known. The Planning Com- I nittee suggested should be continued 1 i ls to such detail methods for a report o the Republican National Convention , >f 1940. But it ls a certainty that ' lpon the fundamental principles of , jovernment the Republican party can ind must announce its position before t hat. ‘The Planning Committee should , told hearings and make such invest i- i [ations as may be necessary. The vhole Republican leadership might be ' wiled for their opinion and comment >n a preliminary draft, after which he draft would be drawn for submis >ion to the conference. All Repub icans can agree today upon certain treat fundamentals.” Fear “Individual" Threat. Although the idea gained headway imong Young Republican groups, ome party leaders in Congress showed ittle enthusiasm for it. They ex messed the belief such a conclave night be used*to build up a campaign or some individual and thus tend to plit the party rather than rebuild it. A demand for Hamilton's resigna ion came yesterday from Represent itive Fish, Republican, of New York, it a meeting of the New York Execu lve Committee which was considering ■ successor to Charles D. Hilles, who etired as national committeeman. Fish asked for a “wholesale house-' leaning of the party” in State and lation. Including the resignation of tuth B. Pratt as New York commit eewoman. The New York meeting deferred in efinitely selection of a successor to lilies, an "old guard” leader. -1" —♦ .. FASCIST DOOMED ralencia Cortes Condemns Falan gist Official to Death. VALENCIA, Spain, September 23 (/PI -Juan Avila Guillen, high official of he Falangists ( Spanish Fascists) cap ured on • the southern front near ’ozblanco, today was condemned to eath by the Cortes (parliament) at ae government capital here. He was convicted of killing a promi ent Socialist and of attacking the leftist movement as a party leader f San Lucar, near Cadiz, before the tsurrection. Witnesses against him (ere refugees from San Lucar. Ill BUSTS FEED WEST COAST FIRE Spectacular $100,000 Blaze Defies Control Efforts at San Francisco. Br the Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, September 23 — Pad by explosions of huge oil drums and streams of flaming liquid, a spectacular oil lire In the industrial section defied efforts of almost the :ntire San Francisco Fire Department tor more than 5 hours last night and ?arly today. Thirty-eight of the city's 49 engine :ompanies fought the roaring flames in the Standard Oil Co.'s storage plant while explosions shook the ground like a series of earthquakes before the alaze was brought under control. Blazing oil gushers and flying sparks endangered industrial plants and business structures over a wide area. Approximately 80,000 gallons of oil and a large loading station were de stroyed. Company officials said dam age probably would not exceed 1100,000. The fire, origin of which has not been determined, broke out in a load ing station and spread to a small jasoline warehouse. “Then the whole house exploded,” said William O'Keefe, who was on the scene. “The explosion shook the area like an earthquake and blew oil all jver the street.” The explosion added fuel to the aurning lake of oil which spread iteadily toward huge gasoline storage ;anks. The successive blasts led watchers to believe at least eight ianks had burst, but company officials nsisted only two tanks were de stroyed. Each tank had a capacity >f about 44,000 gallons. Three firemen were reported injured, rhe heat was so Intense several fire hose caught Are or burst. One Are truck ventured too Close to the Aares and Its crew was forced to Aee when the . tower was ignited. The tower was destroyed, the truck was badly damaged. A concrete wall about the adjoining RichAeld Oil Co. plant, firemen said, helped in saving it. --•-—.*■ Capital of Navajoi. Window Rock, Arlz., population, 200, Is capital of the 16,000,000-acre Navajo Indian reservation. TRUCK CRASH FATAL Maryland Motorist Killed in Collision Near Elkton, ELKTON, Md., September 23 OP)— Roy Poor, 26, of near North East was fatally injured if( a collision of his automobile and a truck near here. James Newcomb of near Earlevllle, driver of the truck, posted bond pending an inquest. 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