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Lloyds Begins Inquiry When
Captain Denies Sight
ing Yacht.
BACKGROUND—
Endavour I, challenger for the
America’s Cup three years ago, left
Newport, R. I., September 12 under
tow of motor yacht Viva II. Three
days later Viva limped back into
port and reported her tow line
parted in a gale of hurricane force
200 miles off Nantucket Light.
Coast Guard craft went to the
search, but Endeavour has not yet
been definitely sighted.
St the Associated Press.
LONDON, September 24.—Lloyds
began a thorough Investigation today
of the apparently groundless radio re
port broadcast yesterday that the
yacht Endeavour I, missing in an At
lantic storm, had been located south
west of the Azores.
Lloyds accepted the radio report
and rang their 138-year-old Lutine
bell twice, in keeping with famous
underwriting concern’s custom of an
nouncing good news at sea.
An old man in a red coat announced
to members:
"Gentlemen, we’re advised from the
Azores that the Endeavour has been
sighted."
Today officials of Loyds refused
to ring the Lutine bell again with
adverse news of the Endeavour I un
til every source has been checked and
rechecked.
"We rang the Lutine bell yesterday
W'ith the report that the Endeavour I
had been found,” a member said. “We
do not intend to ring it again until
the news is definitely proved wrong.”
Yesterday’s report came from the
San Miguel, Azores, radio station,
which received a message from a ship
it believed was the British tanker
Amastra. This report told of the En
deavous I being sighted about 630
miles southwest of the Azores.
Capt. Pearson, master of the Amas- I
tra, advised Lloyds by radio:
"Hearing it broadcast from London
that the Amastra had sighted the
yacht Endeavour I, I feel deeply con
cerned as I have not seen or heard
anything whatever about her and
gravely deplore the statement made.”
He supplemented this with a radio
to the Associated Press today, saying:
“I am completely non-plussed, as I
have seen nothing of the Endeavour
whatever, nor yet heard anything. Had
I done so. I should have wired Lloyds •
and my owners at once.”
The Amastra was 10 days out of Cu
racao, West Indies, bound for Gibral
tar.
BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT ,
SEEN IN BANK SURVEY <
By the Associated Press. (
A survey of insured banks showed 1
'Significant business improvement”
during the year ended June 30. Chair- 1
man Leo T. Crowley of the Federal I (
Deposit Insurance Corp. reported yes- j 1
terday. j i
The 13.885 insured banks increased I
their real estate loans, exclusive of! 4
farm land, S203.217.000 during the a
year. Crowley said this indicated “a j 1
wide-spread advance in building and
land purchases and improvements.” f
Loans on farm land rose from $489.- r
244.000 to $504,107,000 and other s
agricultural loans climbed from $661,- *
606.000 to $726,400,000.
Total loans and discounts increased [ *
$1,907,438,000 to $17,014,623,000. a
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FIERY CROSS BLAZES «
_ i
Burns Near Home of Writer of \
Black-Klan Articles.
PITTSBURGH, September 24 (A3).—
A fiery cross blazed early today near
the farm home of Ray Sprigle. Pitts- -
burgh newspaper man who wrote a
series of articles associating Supreme
Court Justice Hugh L. Black with the “
Ku Klux Klan. j )
Beside the cross stood a wooden *
obelisk on which were painted the
words: c
“Kastigate the kallous kalumniator ^
Ray Sprigle.” n
Sprigle was not at home and his °
wife was unaware of the demonstra- ,
tion. J:
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In the 10 claims were in the names n
of the Secretary of War, as trustee c
for Philippine Island funds and for J
Panama Canal Zone funds, the United A
States Shipping Board Merchant Fleet 11
Corp., the Inland Waterways Corp. ^
and the alien property custodian.
Ample Collateral.
In each instance. Government offi- j
clals and agencies required the banks c
to give them ample collateral when t<
the accounts were opened. On default f<
of payment, this collateral was sold p
and the Government depositors paid 31
In full.
One decree today concerned an ac- a
count opened in the Commercial by p
the Secretary of War for deposit of a
Panama Canal funds. At the time a
the bank- closed. $711,622.92 was on *<
deposit, while the Secretary held g
United States bonds given by the Com- n
mcrcial as collateral amounting to
$791,000. The suit by the receiver w
was to recover these bonds or the tl
proceeds from them.
After taking into consideration in- j
terest and dividends paid general de- tc
positors, Justice Luhring fixed the „
balance due the Commercial in the n
Panama Canal claim at $368,327.71.
Claim of $413,140. C
The other decree covered a claim tl
by the Commercial against the Mer- si
chant Fleet Corp. for $413,140.49, rep- a
resenting proceeds from collateral, b
The balance actually due in this case p
was fixed at $163,291.95, plus interest, c:
These sums, should Justice Luhring’s
decisions be affirmed by higher courts, w
will become available for payment of 1
dividends to general creditors. a
Two claims, totaling $713,577.04, by j
the Commercial and District National p
Bank receivers were allowed by Jus- c
tice Luhring some time ago. The Dis- q
trict's claim was $207,361.40, repre
senting Panama Canal Zone funds,
and the Commercial's claim was $506,
215.63 of Inland Waterways funds. P
Payment of dividends, however, re- a
duced these to $51,840.36 and $194,- S
817.44, respectively, or a total of °
$247,657.80.
Attorneys for the receivers contend
the banks were without authority to tl
pledge their assets to secure the Gov- ai
eminent deposits and therefore the oi
pledged securities never ceased to be
the property of the banks. .tl
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Famous Dancer Seeking Divorce
' N
A recent photo of Mrs. Mc
Laughlin.
—Underwood & Underwood
Photos.
Upper: Maj. and Mrs. Frederick McLaughlin as they sailed
in 1923 for a honeymoon in the Orient. The former Irene Castle
is suing McLaughlin, her third husband, for divorce at Chicago.
Lower: An interesting picture taken in 191$, showing Mr.
and Mrs. Vernon Castle at breakfast in New York. At that time
they were atthe zenith of their careers.
Irene Castle McLaughlin Seeks
Divorce for “Extreme Cruelty”
3' tht Associated Press. | Tn nn Tact
CHICAGO. September 24.—Irene
Castle McLaughlin and Maj. Fred
ric McLaughlin, whose secret mar
iage in 1923 created a sensation in
Chicago society circles, were at the
larting of the ways today.
The former dancer of international
ame charged “extreme and repeated
ruelty” in a suit for divorce filed
esterday against the prominent busi
tess man and sportsman.
Mrs. MsLaughlin asked for the cus
ody of their children, Barbara, 12,
nd William, 8, and a financial set
lement.
The suit alleged their marital dif
culties began during the 1924 honey
loon in China, when McLaughlin
truck his wife “a terrific punch in
be face which knocked her 6 feet.”
irs. McLaughlin accused her hus
and of fracturing her nose in 1926
nd choking her in 1933.
Her attorney, Robert Cantwell, jr„
aid McLaughlin took Barbara from
maid last Wednesday night in the
Jbby of a hotel where Mrs. Mc
aughlin is residing.
China
_(Continued From First Page.)
le Cricket and Aphis, was damaged
y bombs which dropped into the
angtze near by, although the bombs
ill dangerously close.
Again China's capital, Nanking, es
aped threatened bombardment, but
apanese officials in Shaghai issued a
ew warning that Americans and
ther foreigners must keep clear of
lilitary objectives in the capital which
span intends to bomb anew despite
le official protest of the United States
nd representations by five other
ations.
Though Nanking escaped, bomb
rattered Canton in the south suffered
nother brief raid at 4 a.m., adding
ew destruction to the city where 2.000
vilians have been killed or injured by
ipanese bombs in the past two days,
large piece of shrapnel fell on the
alian consulate at Timgshan. where
le consul still maintains an office.
Disease Ravages Japanese Army.
Disease struck heavily, however, at
ipan's armed might. The worst
lolera epidemic in Shanghai’s his
iry was reported raging in Japanese
irces northwest of the city, with 200
[ague dead in the Paoshan sector and
>0 others stricken.
In Tokio the foreign office disclosed
i official reply was being prepared
>the United States’ protest against
?rial bombardment of Nanking, and
i unofficial Japanese source said
resh^ precautionary orders” had been
ven 'Japanese airmen to bomb only
lilitary objectives in Nanking.
The British Ambassador at Tokio
as instructed to protest vigorously
le bombings of Chinese civilians.
Foreign Minister Koki Hirota said
ipan would not send a representative
' the special League of Nations Com
ittee seeking to halt the Sino-Japa
jse conflict.
China’s premier, Generalissimo
hiang Kai-shek, in Nanking declared
le United States was treaty bound “to
ipport China’s struggle against Jap
lese aggression,” saying that China’s
ittle was to uphold the nine-power
ict and the League Covenant prin
ples.
Washington reports indicated that
hatever the conflict's outcome the
nited states would never recognize
ay new territorial claims made by
ipan in China, a stand backed by the
recedents of non-recognition of Man
lukuo and Italy’s Ethiopian con
jest.
Five Battalions Wiped Out.
Chinese military authorities re
nted that a fierce three-day battle
i Lotien, just a few miles toward
aanghai from Paoshan, had wiped
it five of the six battalions in the
ipanese X&k&shi detachment.
The Japanese detachment lost more
lan 400 men and huge stores of arms
id ammunition in the single night
September 21, the Chinese declared.
Japanese naval authorities declared
tat the Japanese general staff had
Laughlin denied he ever struck his
wife and said he would "certainly
contest any suit which says I did."
He also said his daughter came with
him on her own volition.
McLaughlin is president of the
Manor House Coffee Co. and the
W. F. McLaughlin & Co. and princi
pal owner of the Chicago Blackhawk
Hockey Club.
Mrs. McLaughlin and her first hus
band, Vernon Castle, set the dancing
pace for the Nation in pre-war days
with their Castle walk, hesitation
\\altz, bunny hug and other steps.
Castle, a British war-time pilot, was
killed while instructing American stu
dent pilots in 1918.
A Paris divorce ended Mrs. Mc
Laughlin's second marriage, to Capt.
Robert Treman, Ithaca, N. Y„ manu
facturer. McLaughlin and his first
w'ife, the former Helen Wylie of Bal
timore, were divorced in 1910.
Long regarded a leader in fashion
and society circles, Mrs. McLaughlin
more recently gained attention by
championing the cause of homeless
dogs.
decided the bombardment of Nanking
was "the quickest way to end hostili
ties," and expressed amazement at re
ports in foreign newspapers that many
Chinese civilians had been killed in
the series of 12 air raids on the Chin
ese capital.
The renewed warning was made
while the Japanese government in
Tokio was drafting a reply to a strong
American protest against unrestricted
bombardment of the civilian areas in
Nanking. Other representations were
lodged by Britain, Russia, France,
Germany and Italy against the raids
which cost the lives of more than 200
Chinese non-combatants. Little dam
age was done to military establish
ments.
One hundred and one American
men, women and children reached
Shanghai today from Mokanshan
Mountain, southwest of Ningpo, where
they had been spending the Summer.
The group was from four missions, 50
Southern Methodists, 21 Southern
Presbyterians, 11 Northern Baptists
and 19 Southern Baptists.
N.B.C. PLANS TELEVISION
EXPERIMENT THIS FALL
rransmission of Outdoor Events
Will Be Made in Effort to
Improve Equipment.
A series of experimental transmis
sions of outdoor events by television
will be launched this Fall by the Na
tional Broadcasting Co., it was an
nounced here yesterday. A portable
transmission station will be used in
the experiments.
Foot ball games, parades and other
outdoor events will be subjects of the
experiments. All of the tests will be
made with a view to improving equip
ment and methods, Lenox R. Lohr,
president of the N. B. C., announced.
Sailors on Government
Operated Merchant Ships
Will Receive $50.
By the Associated Press.
Seamen on Government-operatec
merchant vessels which enter “'dangei
| zones” in Chinese and Spanish water!
will get a $50 bonus for the extrs
hazard.
TheMaritime Commission appro vet
the bonus last night. Maritime unior
leaders affiliated with the Committet
j for Industrial Organization had sug
| gested a $250 bonus.
The commission defined the affected
areas as:
1. Territorial waters of Spain
Spanish Morocco and the Balearic
Islands, including waters between tht
Balearic Islands and the Spanish
mainland.
2. The Yellow Sea and the East
China Sea, including all those water!
between Korea. Japan, the Riukiu
Islands, Formosa and the Chinese
mainland, north of both, excluding
Hong Kong.
Advised to Use Caution.
Recognizing the danger to neutral'
in the waters surrounding the scenes
of the Spanish War and the unde
clared Sino-Japanese conflict, the
Navy several weeks ago advised all
American vessels to proceed with cau
tion.
Ships of only two Government
operated lines ordinarily might enter
the danger zone. They are:
The American Pioneer, which oper
ates through the Mediterranean Sea
to India via the Suez Canal, and from
the Panama Canal to ports in the Far
East and Australia.
The America-France, which carries
I general cargo and some passengers
from the United States to French
ports.
Maritime unionists indicated they
would seek to win bonus payments
from private operators as well as from
the Federal Government. They have
contended $250 is a fair bonus, on the
ground that steamship lines charge
extra rates for cargoes consigned to
ports in the danger zones.
The Maritime Commission bonus is
in addition to the insurance protec
tion which seamen of Government
operated vessels already have as Fed
eral employes.
Should such seamen be interned in
a foreign port, the commission ruled,
their pay will continue during intern
ment.
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3 HELD FOR JURY
Trio Accused as Result of
Blast and Blaze at Gar
bage Collector’s Home.
Bt a Staff Correspondent of The Star.
ARLINGTON, Va., September 24.—
Three men arrested yesterday In con
nection with the Labor day burning
of the home of Roger Daniels, were
being held under bonds today for
action of the grand jury, Sheriff
Howard B. Fields announced.
The men are Daniels, who is in
charge of the contract garbage col
lection service of the county, and two
of his workmen, Edgar Heishman and
William Stearn. Daniels was released
under $3,000 bond yesterday.
Sheriff Fields, in swearing out a
warrant against Daniels, charged him
with aiding and abetting and hiring
Heishman and Steam to set fire to
his residence at 414 South Edgewood
street, to defraud an insurance com
pany. The house was Insured for
about $2,600, Fields said.
Heishman and Steam, who Fields
said had signed written confessions,
were charged with arson in the war
rants. Each man, Fields alleged, was
to have received $50 for his part in
setting fire to the house.
In discussing the case with report
ers, Fields alleged about 6 gallons of
kerosine and gasoline were spread,
about the dirt cellar, stairway and
other parts of the house. Evidently
fumes accumulated in the house
caused an unexpected explosion which
blew one of the men out a window
and other out the rear door, he said.
Daniels, who was at a Southern
Maryland resort at the time of the
Are, reported to investigators the loss
of an electric clock, radio and lamp.
Fields said. Police later recovered
these pieces of furniture in the pos
session of two colored workmen for
Daniels, Eddie Honesty and Robert
Shorter, Fields said. The two col
ored men are being held as material
witnesses, he stated.
—-•- —.
It) AMbnlCANS QUIT
TIENTSIN ON U. S. SHIP
Evacuees, Guests of Navy, to
Leave Today for Voyage
to Philippines.
Bt Radio to Tne 8lar.
TIENTSIN. China, September 24.—
The handful of Americans who ac
cepted the Government's offer to
evacuate China as guests of the
United States Navy are leaving
Tientsin today on the U. S. S. Peary.
| The Tientsin evacuees number 15, in
j eluding two Filipino musicians and
| their six dependents, stranded here
by the closure of the cabarets: six
| American-born Chinese and one Rus
I sian wife of an American sailor. Five
I Peiping Americans are leaving on the
| same boat.
The Peary will touch Chinwangtao. 1
north of Tientsin, and Chefoo, south
of that port, on the Gulf of Pohai, j
making connections with the trans
port Chaumont, which is carrying
North China evacuees to Manila.
(Copyright. 1837.)
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$400X00 SECURITY
FUNDSGOBEGGING
Total Made Up of Small
Sums of Persons Turned
65 or Heirs of Deceased.
B' the Associated Press.
About (400,000 of social security
funds due wage earners or their heirs
is going begging, officials estimated
today.
The total is made up of small sums
available for thousands of individuals
who became 65 years old during the
last year and for the estates of per
sons who died after paying some social
security taxes.
Actuaries had estimated there would i
be 300,000 social security accounts |
closed out this year because of deaths
and attainment of age 65. Yet in
the first nine months of the year
only about 30,000 acoounts were closed.
The social security act provides for
payment in lump sum benefits of
3 Vi per cent of the wages earned
since the act became effective to the
estate of a person dying or to a worker
who reaches 65 years of age without
qualifying for monthly benefit pay- !
ments. Monthly benefits will not
begin until 1942.
Officials predicted the number of
closed accounts will be nearer the
estimated figure by the year’s end.
Applications have been running only
about one-ninth of the actuarial esti
mate.
In any case, officials said, the sit
uation will take care of itself in
future years. As time passes, fewer
and fewer lump-sum payments will be
due, because of the increased per
centage of those reaching 65 who will
be eligible for monthly benefits.
At the same time, the average lump
sum payment will be larger, providing
more incentive to claim it.
$50,000 FIRE DESTROYS
MARYLAND LACE PLANT
Looms, Baw Material and Fin
ished Product Lost in Blaze
in Baltimore Suburb.
By the Associated tress.
PERRY HALL, Md., September 24.
A $50,000 fire swept through a lace
malring plant in this Baltimore sub
urb, today, destroying delicate Jooms,
raw material and finished lace.
John Tanner, Jr., the owner, esti
mated the loss. He said he started
a motor and began work when he saw
smoke and called firemen. The build
ing was well ablaze when they ar
rived.
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