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<U. B Weather Bureau Forecast.) —, . . Fair and slightly colder tonight, with iiie only evening paper lowest temperature about 38 degrees; to- jn Washington with thh morrow fair and warmer. Temperatures 4 " • a j ® r»U wlt“T lne today—Highest, 61, at 10 a.m.; lowest, ASSOCiated FreSS NeWS 44, at 2 a.m.; temperature at 1 p.m., 60. and WirephotO Services. Closing N.Y. Market*—Sale*—Page 10 ' Ywterday’a Circulation, 145,355 '" — ■ ■ --- - ■ _ (Borne returns jot ret received ) 85th YEAR. No. 34,157. % WASHINGTON, D. C„ SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1937-FORTY PAGES. *» M..n. A.Mci.t.d Pr—.' TWO CENTS. AIDES OF DUKE BLAME TRIP’S CANCELLATION ON “LUKEWARM’’ OFFICIALS ——-* «& ■ ■ ■■■■ ... ■ ■■■ —i "■ ' Interior’s Answer to Letter Held Perfunctory. STATE DINNER BID IS MISSED Windsor Considers U. S. Tour Early Next Year. BULLETIN. PARIS, Nov. 6 OP).—The Duke of Windsor is considering a journey to Soviet Russia to balance his re cent tour of Nazi Germany, a per son close to the royal party said tonight. By the Associated Press. PARIS, Nov. 6.—A member of the Duke of Windsor’s suite said today that the feeling within the Duke’s en tourage that United States officials took a “lukewarm attitude” toward his proposed American tour was one of the reasons for the decision to "post pone” it. Close advisers of the former King of England were said to have felt there was a “lack of enthusiasm” on the part of Washington officials. This, coupled with American labor leaders’ criticism, was considered to make It advisable to call off the journey. A spokesman for the American Em bassy said that Ambassador William C. Bullitt already had called on ,the Duke and Duchess to say good-by be fore the postponement decision was made known. The Ambassador arrived at the Windsors' hotel at 10 a.m. Friday and was met in the lobby by Lt. Dudley Forwood, the Duke’s equerry. Together they went up to the Windsors’ apart ments. Two and a quarter hours later the Ambassador came downstairs alone and left the hotel. Letter to Interior. The Duke, it was said, sent a letter to the Department of the Interior at Washington asking “suggestions” for his itinerary. The reply, which men tioned several public works projects, was said to have been considered by the Duke’s advisers as “perfunctory.” (Secretary of the Interior Ickes has had no direct communica tion With the Duke regarding the tour, an Interior Department spokesman said today. (“The Secretary never had a let ter from the Duke, never was asked to write the Duke and never wrote him,” the spokesman said. (Secretary Ickes did receive a cablegram from Charles Bedaux, asking the location of housing and reclamation projects, it was said. The Secretary supplied the infor mation requested and Mr. Bedaux expressed himself "well pleased” with the response, the department spokesman said. (The department declined to make public the text’of the com munications between Secretary Ickes and Mr. Bedaux.) Some members of the Duke’s suite were represented as having felt that the couple should have been offered a state dinner at the White House Instead of the planned tea, from which Mrs. Roosevelt was to have been ab ■CJUVi Next Spring May Be Time. These advisers were said to feel that better atmosphere” could be cre ».Lsfi lor en American journey, pccriWy :n2~t Spring. It was disclosed that Aie pocsribility of making the tour at that time was being studied. The Windsors now are resolved to “forget America” for the time being, a member of their party declared. “At least, over the week end they will act as nothing had happened; as if there never had been any trip to America planned,” this source said. “They will lunch here and there, see some friends and do some shop ping just like on any other of their days in Paris.” , Norwood refused to confirm a re port that the Duke telephoned King George before the postponement. “A call to the King is in the realm of his royal highness’ private affairs and it stands to reason such news must lack official confirmation,” he •aid. A press conference scheduled for this afternoon was not held. A mem ber of the Duke’s suite declared the Windsors "haven’t the slightest Idea What they are going to do next.” Persons close to the Windsors de scribed the former British monarch as hopeful that public opinion in America would “change” within a few months, opening the way for the trip, which was to have begun today. Nearly 70 trunks, it was learned, sent to Cherbourg for the voyage on the Bremen were reloaded today and shipped back to Paris. The Duke and Duchess and their party remained in the seclusion of the royal suite all morning. Even David Storler, the Duke's bodyguard, who usually strolls through the hotel lobby, was not seen. (See WINDSOR, Page A-0.) BOMB KILLS AMERICAN Auto Dealer, First D. 8. National to Die in Actual War Zone. SHANGHAI, Nov. 6 iff').—The body of C. M. Robertson, Philadelphia au tomobile dealer who was believed to be ^he'fint American killed in the actual war aone. was brought back to Shang hai today. Chinese said Robertson and 13 Chi nese laborers were killed two days ago IV a Japanese air bomb while the > American was inspecting special tech nical work In the Pootung area, across ftm Whangpoo River from the Inter national Settlement. Child Dies in Fire as Father’s Second Rescue Attempt Fculs Parent Snatches His Baby Boy From Burn ing Home. By a Staff Correspondent of The Star, ALEXANDRIA, Va„ Nov. 6.—One child was burned to death and another was rescued by its father when the home of W. C. Tyler, at 2 Rogers avenue, was destroyed by fire early today. Ann Willett, 3 years old, was trapped in a second-story bedroom when flames closed in after her father, Howard E. Willett, had carried his year-old son Howard, jr., to safety. Mrs. Violet Willett was preparing to fix breakfast for her husband shortly before 7 o’clock this morning when the fire broke out. Her husband said she poured kero sene onto a fire in the kitchen stove "to make it catch” and the flames shot up and ignited the wall. In an instant the fire was roaring through the small frame structure. Mr. Willett dashed upstairs, snatched his son from the crib where he was sleeping and took him to the street outside. He returned and attempted to rescue Ann, but the bedroom was cloaked in flames which drove him back. Meanwhile Mrs. Willett and Mr. Willett’s brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Tyler, with whom the Willetts lived, fled from the burning home. The baby boy suffered slight bums and was carried to Alexandria Hos pital for medical attention. Fireman from No. 1 Truck rvwnp*ny and No. 4 Engine Company responded on an alarm turned in by neighbors and tne maze was extinguished shortly after their arrival. Both Mr. Willett and Mr. Tyler are employed by De Laahmutt Bros., Ar lington County contractors. ANN WILLETT. BEDAUX SEES YULE VISIT BY WINDSOR “We Must Find Some One to Take Care of Him,” Retiring Guide-Says..^— By the Associated Press. NEW YORK Nov. 6.—In harried mood Charles E. Bedaux, self-ousted guide of the postponed American tour of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, voiced belief today that Windsor might visit this country during the Christ mas holiday season. Visibly upset by the Duke’s last minute announcement Bedaux paced the living room of his suite at the Plaza Hotel and said, worriedly: “If the Duke comes we must find some one to take care of him. I’m afraid he won’t come now, although he might a little later—during the holidays.” The stocky efficiency engineer, once a humble "sandhog” who burrowed in the muck of under-river tunnels, said he had not been so disturbed since he was a youngster and Invented what he thought was a sensational new kind of toothpaste which would make him a millionaire. “I made up some of it and then tried it out on come of my friends,” he said, “it cleaned the teeth ».H right, but it took the enamel ojf, i._N Asked to Be Believed. Bedaux cabled the Duke in Paris yesterday and implored Windsor to relieve him of his role. He advised the Duke to select an other escort who would not be sub jected to such attacks by American labor organizations as have beset Bedaux in the past week. Today Bedaux struck back at those attacks. He said labor critics had him “all wrong" and that his patented “Bedaux unit system of labor” was not a stretch-out scheme to eke the last lota of production from workers in the 400 American factories in which it is used. "Invariably, when labor studies Be daux seriously and understands the system, it is with us,” he said. Tells of Hitler Experience. With earnest mien he explained: "Before Hitler came into power we had a big business in Germany. Then an argument started in the press, Just like it is doing here. “Then Hitler came into power and I found myself facing odds too great for me. Our manager was a full blooded Jew and I had a French nan#. We had to close down and send our engineers to other countries.” Bedaux said Premier Mussolini pro hibited the Bedaux system in Italy by a decree in February, 1935, after the Federation of Labor in Italy had at tacked factories employing the Bedaux system. In Great Britain, he added, his eom pany has a “tremendous business,” v FREIGHTER IS DAMAGED IN HARBOR COLLISION By tbs Associate* Press. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 6.—The freighters Makawao and Absaroka col lided in Golden Gate today. A gaping hole was cut in the Makawao Just above the waterline, sending water gushing into No. 4 hold. The Coast Guard cutter Shoshone escorted the Makawao to dry dock. Each craft carried a crew of around 40. No one was reported injured. The Makawao, of the Matson Navi gation Co., was headed for Honolulu. The Absaroka, of the McCormick Steamship Go., inbound from Portland, Oreg., continued up the harbor. G. 0. P. POLICY JOB Program Committee, com promise Move, to Weigh — Conference Fate. By G. GOULD LINCOLN, BUS Correspondent of The Star. CHICAGO, Nov. 6.—The Republic an National Committee's Executive Committee, entrusted with the Job of naming a “Committee on Program” with 100 members, today met here to consider its problem. Under the “compromise” resolution adopted yesterday by the national committee—a substitute for a proposal that a Republican national conference be called forthwith for next year— the Program Committee is to draft a set of principles and make recommen dation to the national committee whether a future national conference is to be held. The report of the Program Commit tee will go to the national committee and that body will determine finally the “most effective and practical man ner, whether by a national forum, conference or otherwise” of present ing the report to the Nation. Claim Hoover Plan Killed. Opponents of the midconvention plan, led by Representative Martin of Massachusetts, chairman of the Republican Congressional Committee, md Henry P. Fletcher, counsel of the national committee, Insist they have effectually killed the plan fbr a national convention or conference next year, which originally was spon sored by former President Herbert Hoover. They Insist that the plan cannot again be successfully revived, even though th% national committee is to have another chance to con sider the matter. They are leaving Chicago today rejoicing. The supporters of the convention idea, however, refuse to be down hearted. They say that once the re port of the Program Committee has been made, the national committee will issue a call for a national gather ing to adopt a set of "fundamental principles.” The victory yesterday, at all events, was with the opponents of the con vention. Representative Committee Sought Chairman John Hamilton of the national committee said today it was his intention to see that the moat representative group of Republicans possible be appointed to the Program Committee. Mr. Hamilton is one of thoae who believes that the conven tion plan is by no means dead. Others who Join him in this belief are Rep resentative Taylor of Tennessee, Har rison E. Spangler, committeeman for 10wa, and Col. R. B. Creager, com mitteeman for Texas. Chairman Hamilton said that he did not believe the Executive Com mittee would be ready to miwuim the membership of the Program Com mittee for three weeks. The compromise resolution, adopted by the National Committee, was laid before the committee by nh«iwn»„ Hamilton, and formally introduced by Mr. Martin, who moved Its ^option. The action of the committee was un animous and so an open breach be tween the so-called Hoover and Lan don forces failed to materialise on the floor of the committee meeting. Under surface, there was a strong cur rent of bad feeling. The supporter* of the convention plan Insisted today they oouM have Jammed the necessary resolution (See O. O. F„ Page A-I.) Tope Pi as gf nkM*. VATICAN CITY, Nov. S UP).—Pope Pius XI was reported feeling stranger today altar the ea^tata mt Be teak Thursday. 4 ‘ NEW REGULATIONS ON AIRPORT EASE TAKE-OFF RUUNGS Roper Gives Approval. Move Due to Permit Op erations All Winter. NEW ORDER BECOMES EFFECTIVE NOV. 15 Planes Allowed to Leave on Short Runways Under Certain Fa vorable Conditions. background— The Capital’s airport problem has been worrisome for a decade, critical for five months (since pilots announced their dislike of landing, at Washington Airport because of the highway which bisects it and the factory towers which surround it). A recent at tempt to move transport plane landing facilities to Bolling, the Army plane field in Anacostia, was given a setback by a ruling that the airlines would have to divide the cost of installing terminal facilities. New flying regulations which prob ably will permit Washington Airport to continue In operation throughout the winter, with possible minor inter ruptions in service during periods of most unfavorable winds, were an nounced today by Secretary of Com merce Roper. They become effective November 15. The new regulations extend limita tions to Include Boeing twin-engine transport planes, but lighten the re strictions on use of the larger-type Douglas liners. , % In the case of the Douglas DC-2 and DC-3 airplanes, landings and take-offs of which now are restricted to tbs long nmway, the new regula tions wlU permit cross-field take-offs under favorable conditions. Landings « w»*c-uiis wiLn Dotn types on tne short runway are prohibited during hours of darkness. In the case of the DC-2, use of the short runway is pro hibited if the gross load of the air plane exceeds 17,000 pounds. The present minimum is 15,000 pounds. Load Unit Allowed. In the case of the larger DC-3 type, use of the short runway is prohibited if the gross load exceeds 22,000 pounds. In addition, the new regulations prohfctt me of the abort runway by per hour, If the wind angle In rela tion to the center line of the runway exceeds 15 degrees or If the wind is unusually gusty. Use of the long runway by the Douglas types Is permitted yhen the cross-wind velocity component does not exceed 15 miles per hour. The present limit Is 10 miiM per hour. Under the present regulations, the Boeing airliners are not affected. Under the new regulations, they will be permitted to use the short runway only when the Wind velocity in the di rection of the runway is 15 miles per hour or more, or if the wind angi» does not exceed 15 degres. Present Regulations. Hie present rgulations went Into effect September 7, and have been a source of constant controversy since that time. Until October 15, wind conditions at Washington Airport re mained favorable and only one land ing at Bolling Field was made during that period because of unfavorable conditions. Since October 15, pilots of Douglas airplanes have been forced to transfer operations to Bolling Field on a number of occasions. While Bureau cf Air Commerce officials were awaiting the signature by Secretary Roper on the new regula tions, national aviation organizations were preparing to take to Congress the growing problem of American airports which, like that here, are being out grown by new and larger air transport planes. Removal of the Goodyear airship hangar at Washington Airport will be requested at a hearing before the Cor poration Commission of Virginia at Richmond November 30, it waa an nounced today. It was understood re moval of the hangar and adjoining buildings and tbs construction of a runway across this area might become (See AIRPORT, Page A-2.) / Charue, i cant Find (WORDS HERE Tb EXPRESS \MY ^EAU FEELIK3S! / y (MAYBE THERri ARE NO SUCH \WQRDStJtM^/ JaS. A. Farley PM.GE.dER.AL CHAlR^tAN jD«MoCratiC NATION al. COMMITTtt CMMF-MAK MOM YOUR STATE DEMOCRATIC Committee. Mother, 31, Found Guilty of Poison Death—Group De liberates 21/2 Hours. By the Associated Press. CINCINNATI, Nov. 6.—Mrs. Anna Marie Hahn, 31-iear-old blond mother, was convicted of first-degree murder today in the poison death of Jacob Wagner, 78-year-old retired gardener. The Jury did not recom mend mercy, making the death pen alty mandatory. The juror* spent about two and one-half hours In actual deliberation since receiving the case last night. Mrs. Hahn would be the first wom an ever executed in Ohio. She appeared in the courtroom IHI phm —^ hff MWMt htlT disheveled, and twisted a handkerchief totwrm Jacr Angers. . . John Oranda, lone male member of the Jury, read the verdict. As Mrs. Hahn beard the death decree, she made no move, except to lower has* head slightly, and pursed her lips. Judge Charles S. Bell had previously warned the spectators against making any demonstration and dozens of uniformed special guards were sta tioned about the courtroom to enforce his order. as judge Beu T-uanxea me jurors and went through the usual routine for adjournment, Mrs. Hahn looked up and stared fixedly at the jurist. Mrs. Hahn confided to deputy sher iffs that she “hadn't slept a wink” during the night. Counseled by the prosecutor to "show no mercy,” the jury received the case last night and an hour later was ordered locked up. The group was sequestered in a downtown hotel, guarded by a bailiff and two women deputies. Judge Charles S. Bell offered a choice of three verdicts: Conviction without recommendation, calling for electrocution; conviction with mercy recommend?!, muUng life imprison ment mandatory, and acquittal. Accused of killing by poison three elderly men besides Mr. Wagner she sat motionless but staring fixedly at Prosecutor Dudley M. Outcalt as he closed the State's argument, declaring; "We have here the most heartless, cruel, greedy person that has come in the scope of our lives • * * show no mercy. Judge Bell Instructed the jury that State's evidence, offered to show Al bert Palmer, 72; George Obendoerfer, 67, and George Gaellman, died of poison at Mrs. Hahn’s hands, could be considered only to “prove tile de fendant's motive” or a “scheme or plan” employed by the woman. Summary of Today's Star Page. Page. Art _-_B-S Music_B-4 Amusements C-S4 Obituary — A-l Books _B-S Sports-C-8-1# Church News, Radio -C-li B-S-4-7 Real Estate, Comics_C-ll-ll C-l to 8 Editorials — A-8 Short Story.C-11 Flnanoe_A-14 Society_A-8 Lost A Found C-ll Woman's Pg.. B-8 WAB IN FAB EAST. Brussels conferees agree on plea to Japan. PageA-S Japanese strive to ring Ebanghal in attack north. Page A-8 FOBEION. Italy joins Reieh-Japanese anti-red part. Page A-l Duke of Windsor considers U. 8. trip next year. Page A-l Bedaux says Windsors may visit C. 8. at Christmas. Page A-l Soviet celebrates 80th anniversary of Bolshevik revolution. PageA-S NATIONAL. O. O. P. policy program intrusted to committee of 100. Page A-l Long-drawn-out procedure seen in labor negotiations. Page A-8 Itwlpi Trade Connell fights inflexible neutrality law. Page A-8 Railroads seek boost in both freight Supreme Court meets today on sit down strike oases. Page A-8 WASHINGTON AND VICINITY. New flying regulations announced for Washington Airport. Page A-l elaborate plans for /'entertaining Windsors here nullified. Page A-9 Strike at Washington Milk Bottle Ex change settled. Page A-12 48 D. C. residents named to Jobless Census Committee. Page A-12 D. C. officials to confer on legality of health group. Page A-12 SPOHTS. Grid tilts in u. S. today lure 1,000,000 fans. < Page C-9 Tough day seen for District gridiron teams. Page C-9 Colonials burled by Mississippi under 27-6 score. Page C-9 Ability to relax a hallmark of all great gridders. Page C-19 EDITORIALS AND COMMENT. Editorials. Page A-6 This and That. Page A-6 Stars, Men and Atoms. Page A-6 Answers to Questions. Page A-6 David Lawrence. Page A-7 H. R. Baukhage. Page A-7 Mkrk Sullivan. Page A-7 Jay Franklin. Page A-7 Lemuel F. Partgn. Page A-7 MISCELLANY. Dorothy Dix. Page R-8 Nature’s Children. Page C-ll Bedtime Story. Page C-ll Supping News, Page C-ll Traffic Convictions. Page C-ll Vital Statistics. Page C-ll Gross Ward Pula. PigsiMI O—tract Bridge. Page C-19 Jjjp Convigted MRS. ANNA MARIS HAHN. V. M. L LEADS. 7-6, : AT END OF HALF | - Maryland Launches Drive After First Touchdown, but Is Stopped. BULLETIN. LEXINGTON, Va., NOT. 6 (IP).— V. M. L was leading Maryland 7 to 6 here today at the end of the first half. Br the Associated Press. LEXINGTON, Va., Nov. 6.—With neither team able to make a sustained drive in the other’s territory, Mary land and V. M. I. were deadlocked, 0 to 0, here today at the end of the test qiitrier. V. M. L got the first break when Jim Meade, the Old Liners’ speedy back, fumbled and Strickier recovered for V. M. I. on the Maryland 30. Two passes and an attempt at the line failed and Andy Trzeciak punted out of bounds on the Maryland 1-yard line. Meade booted out and Weldinger ended the second V. M. I. threat when he intercepted Paul Shu’s pass on the Maryland 30. Jim Meade led the Maryland drive which carried to the V. M. L 42 as the period ended. POLICE FIGHT MILK STRIKE SYMPATHIZERS " ? At Least One Injured, Several Bruised in Clash Over Plant Deliveries. Br the Associated Press. OGDENSBURG, N. Y., NOT. 6.—At least one man was injured and several others were shaken and bruised today when milk strike sympathizers, state police and St. Lawrence County depu ties clashed over the delivery of milk in the Dairymen’s League plant at nearby Heuvelton. State troopers estimated 200 strike sympathizers took part in the brief fight. Milk was dumped into the highway and kerosene and oil was thrown over a truck loaded with cans of milk. ’ - ' I Picketing Ended By Court When Jobs Are Filled By the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 —Picketing in a meat cutters’ strike was restrained today under a ruling of Superior Judge Emmet Wilson that a union labor strike Is terminated when employes' positions am filled by competent help at customary wages and when an em ployers' business has returned to nor mal. A previous order by Judge Wilson limited the number of pickets the Aamlgamated Heat Cutters' Onion and others could place in a strike that started against two market companies last August. He barred an ptobstlng yesterday. 22 ARRESTED HERE IN NARCOTIC MS Round-up of Organized Ring Claimed by the Police. Heroin Is Found. What was described as an organized I narcotic ring here was broken up to day when Treasury agents, aided by Metropolitan police, arrested 77 per sons and seised a quantity of heroin in a series of raids that began at mid night. Several of the prisoners were said to be large scale distributors. Two of the prisoners, a man and a woman, were reported injured in an attempt to escape capture by leaping from a second-story window In the 1600 Nock of Eighth street N.W. The woman was taken to a hospital, the man given first aid treatment and taken to jail. Commissioner Hary J. Anslinger of the Bureau of Narcotics said the round-up was one of the mast com plete since the spectacular raids eight years ago in which opium dens were found in tunnels under Pennsylvania avenue. The commissioner said Fed eral agents bad been given complete co-operation in the two months’ in vestigation by Police Sergt. Daniel H. Jonas and his narcotic detail. Dorothy Macintosh and Paul E. Jones were the prisoners caught in the Eighth street place, where they were Injured In attempting to elude the agents. Others in custody, among those first identified, according to an official Treasury statement, were: lee Keys, Robert Blackwell and Lena Hough, all of 1528 Ninth street N.W. Marshall Robinson and Robert Fra zer of 1837 Fifth street N.W. Edwin McClain and Charles F. Moore of 916 Westminster street N.W. John Hi ter and Ada Reid, 942 Rhode Island avenue N.W. Roy Johnson, 1201% Slx-and-a-Half street N.W. THREE ARE KILLED IN TRAIN WRECK Tftg of Engine Crew Pinned Un w der Debris After Track Derails Cars. Bf Uw Associated Prtu., LOVEJOY, Os., Nov. C—Three persons were killed and the engineer and fireman pinned under the wreck age in a derailment of the Central of Georgia Limited passenger train, the Southland, after It struck a truck at a crossing this morning. Pullman Conductor William A. Ran kin said none of the 37 passengers on the four Pullman cars was hurt. Trainmen said the dead were occu pants of the truck—a man, a woman and a small child. James Brown, farmer of the Rex, Oa., district, said the dead were James Allen, 39; Mrs. James Allen, 18, and their 3-year-old son, James Allen, Jr. Brown said he loaned Allen the truck In which the family was riding. The fireman, Jim Henry of Macon, who was trapped in the wreckage along with Engineer D. C. Wall of At lanta, was removed, still conscious, nearly three hours after the wreck. He was hurried to an Atlanta hospital. Rescuers said they saw no trace of the engineer and fpared him dead. The truck, they said, was attempt ing to cross on a side road. The engine, tender, baggage car, mail car and two ooachea were derailed. Conductor Joe Howell, suffering from nervous shock, was taken to a Griffin Hospital. The engine reeled aft the tracks after the Impact with the truck and plowed approximately 190 feet on its noee. TWO TAXIS STOLEN game Two Colored Ken Apparent ly Bobbed Both Driven. Two taxicab theft*, both perpetrated by two heavy-set unarmed colored men who robbed the driver* before taking their machine*, were reported to yobce last night and early today. Both cabs were later found abandoned. One of the drivers, Huscb Ollckman, 953 Irving street N.W., said he was robbed of $5 and his cab in the 1300 Mode of Wallaeh place N.W. last night A similar hold-up was reported early today by Edward A. Compton of UM B street WJS, Who said he wa* robbed of |7 at and Eba rtrists. ITALY JOINS REICH AND JAPAN IN PACT Communist Peril to World Seen in Treaty—Rome’s Campaign Hailed. AGREEMENT LACKING MILITARY PROVISIONS Ciano, Ribbentrop and Hotta Sign Triplicate Accord With Four Articles. BACKGROUND— Germany and Japan last No vember signed agreement for co operative action against the Com munist International, whose lead ership holds dominant positions in government of U. S. S. R. Agree ment provided for mutual police agtion against activities of Comin tern and for exchange of informa tion. Mussolini was guest of Reichsfuehrer Hitler in September, when arrangements for Italian en trance into agreement am believed to have been made. By the Associates Press. ROME, Nov. fl.—Italy joined Japan and Germany today in an accord against Communism which their protocol declared "continues to place the civilized world” in the “constant” danger of war. The protocol stipulated that Italy be considered an original signatory of the nearly year-old German-Japanese pact against the Communist Interna The protocol was a short document, giving a 150-word introductory state matt the throe power* reason* lor the agreement. The introduction declared that only by close collaboration of “all states Interested in maintaining peace” could the war danger be removed. Tribute Paid to Italy. It paid a separate tribute to Italy which “has combatted this danger with an inflexible detefinination and has eliminated International Com munism from its territory.” Italy had decided, the introduction went on, to associate herself with Germany and Japan “who on their part are animated by the same will to defend , themselves against the Communist International.” Four brief article* were appended after the introductory statement, set ting forth these clauses: 1. Italy enters the anti-Comintern agreement of November 11, 1936. 2. Italy will be considered as a sig natory of the original- accord. 3. The protocol is made an integral part of the previous accord and Its supplementary protocol. 4. The protocol is done in triplicate In Rome. The new accord was written in Italian, German and Japanese. The broadened accord contained no military clauses. The agreement, as originally concluded, however, bound the signatories to keep each other in formed of international Communist activities and to act together on “necessary defense measures.” After the ceremony of signing the triplicate pact at Palazzo Chigi the three powers’ representatives went to Palazzo Venezia to give Premier Mus solini formal notification. Italian Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Ci&no, Joachim von Rib bentrop, German Ambassador to Lon don, and Masaakl Hotta, Japanese Ambassador to Rome, signed for their governments an hour before noon. Von Ribbentrop, who had been given a special mission to Roma for this pur pose, had negotiated the nearly year old anti Communism pact between Germany and Japan which was en larged by today’s action to inolude Italy. r. Communique Issued. An official communique said: "This morning a protocol has been signed by which Italy enters the agree ment against the Communist Inter nationale already agreed upon between Germany and Japan Nov. 25, 1936.’* The Oerman-Japanese accord had provided for an exchange of police information and a permanent German Japan ese commission to co-operate in the international campaign against the Comintern. Goebbels Ridicules War Fear. BERLIN, Nov. 6 (ff).—Dr. Paul Jos eph Goebbels, propaganda minister, last night ridiculed the idea that the friendship of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy meant war. “They are the only nations in Europe which are in agreement on methods to solve European problems peaceably,” he told a mass meeting of 10,000 amid loud cheers. Pact' Held Encouraging. TOKIO, Nov. 6 (JP).—The Japanese foreign office, denouncing “machina tions of the Communist Interna tional,” said today Italy’s adherence to the Japanese-German anti-Com munlst pact was “really encourag ing.” / GROCER SLAYS WIFE AND SELF WITH KNIFE Tenant In Building Tells Balti more Coroner He Heard Couple Quarreling at Breakfast. By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, Nov. 6.—Philip San dler, 43, East Baltimore grocer, stabbed his wife Ruth, *3, to death in their home today and killed himself with the knife. Coroner Paul Be he nicer returned a verdict of murder and suicide. James Jenkins, colored tenant hr the build ing, told Dr. Schenker he heard the couple quarreling at breakfast. They hM quarreled frequently, the coroner traa told. | it ..... •#..