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Oldest Newspaper ESTABLISHED 1873 Five Die in Holiday~Fi re Federal Reserve Bank System Criticized SENATE (MUITO SAYS BROKER LOANS ADDED TO DISTRESS Reviews Circumstances Lead ing Up to Stock Market Collapse in 1929 OFFICIALS ARE RAPPED Report Asserts They Failed to Investigate With View to Future Action Washington, Dec. 26.—(A*)—A sharp criticism of federal reserve author* ities on the ground they failed to act promptly to prevent a recurrence of the stock market panic in 1929 game Saturday from a banking sub-com mittee. It was coupled with the assertion that intensive participation of banns in the securities market had exag gerated business fluctuations and un dermined economic stability. The report assailed the “very significant and mischievous role" played by brokers* loans for the ac count of others during the inflation period and asserted no investigation was launched by federal reserve authorities with a view to controlling them in the future until the senate ordered an inquiry by the special banking sub-committee, headed by Senator Glass, Democrat, Virginia. The committee in its report made no definite recommendations, but pointed the way for remedial legisla tion which Glass expects to introdu(ie this session. Members of the sub-committee were, in addition to Chairman Glass, Senators Norbeck; Republican, South Dakota; Townsend, Republican, Dela ware; Walcott, Republican, Connec ticut, and Bulklcy. Democrat, Ohio. The Glass committee found banks almost unanimously opposed to fur ther restrictions on bank investments in securities. The report said “the almost uni versal response” to a questionnaire sent out by the committee was that present restrictions were sufficient. The committee gave figures to show that investments of banks in securi ties outside of the government, rail road and public utility groups have in creased considerably in the last dec ade. Its check up covering 1930 showed that practically half of the security investments of the banks were outside this field, whereas “less than 40 per cent was so invested 10 years before." “The increase in holdings outside of these groups was especially marked in the case of smaller institutions, * it said. A study of security loans, the com mittee found, indicated “that such advances have been a major element in American banking only since the World war.” Shows Purpose of Loans The report said that a questionnaire showed “much the larger part of se curity loans were not made for com mercial, industrial or agricultural uses, but rather for the purpose of carrying securities.” It added that few banks find it fea sible to classify these loans according to purpose with any precision. (Continued on page eleven) BRIDGE FOLK PLAN . DAYTIME CONTEST Culbertson Gets Up Early for Matinee in Gotham ‘Battle of Century' New York, Dec. 26—(/P)—Because of a Merry Christmas Ely Culbertson! had to arise Saturday at an un wonted early hour—for him. Three bachelors were quite willing to de vote some of the holiday and the holiday eve to continuance of a test of rival systems of contract bridge, but not so the father of "Jump Bid" and Joyce Culbertson. In order to make up for the inter lude Culbertson gave to the kiddies, an afternoon session was called. Mrs. Culbertson would not permit a Sat urday night session. Sidney S. Lenz and Oswald Jacoby, who believe that far inferior cards account for their deficit of 14,525 points in 86 rubbers, were willing to try anything once in the hope of a change of luck—even play by day light. Theodore A. Lightner, who has been one of Culbertson’s three partners, would rather play contract than do anything else, anytime. The contract for the match stip ulates it shall be finished by Jan. 15. It is some 10 rubbers behind the speed expected before it began. Mrs. Culbertson, who withdrew from the match after 48 rubbers when her side was only 410 points m the lead, has to return to play at least 27 more rubbers. In order that she might shop and make other prepara tions for the holiday her place was taken by Lightner. The latest time set for her return is after New Year’s and the earliest was Saturday afternoon. Her re entrance, however, depended on how tired she was after a family party. THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE Judge Promoted Associated Proas Photo Judge John B. Sanborn of St. Paul (above) has been neminated by President Hoover for the Judge •hip of the eighth district court of appeals, whose Jurisdiction covers several midwest and north-ecntral states. JAPS HALT DRIVE ON CUCHOW AND FIGHT IS AVERTED Military Chief Silent But View Is Diplomats Now Have Up per Hand Mukden, Manchuria, Dec. 26.—(JP)— The Japanese advance on Chinchow appeared Saturday to have been halt ed once more. , Authoritbtfve sources said most de tachments of the army of occupation driving towards Chinchow in a cam jfelgn against Chinese irregulars had been withdrawn to the South Man churian railway zone and that a major conflict had been averted tc: the present. The only troops remaining in the territory southwest of Mukden, it was said, were a battalion at Tienchuang tal and a force operating east of Liaochung. General Shlgeru Honjo's headquar ters were silent on this development but Informed circles construed it as an Indication the conflict over pos session of the three eastern provinces was being waged around the world's council tables. Dispatches from Tokyo represented the Japanese foreign office as de ploring the latest communications of the United States, Great Britain and Prance on the grounds they tended to foment the problem rather than settle it. Japan was expected to reply her intentions toward Chinchow had been misinterpreted but that she must press on in her drive to wipe out ir regular elements In the area between Mukden and the great wall. The Tokyo press quoted Minister of War Sadao Araki as saying “so far as the military authorities are con cerned our attitude, as often an nounced heretofore, remains un changed and any such Interference will not affect cur policy in the least.” It was understood the statement stresses the point Japan is making every. effort to avoid hostilities at Chinchow and still has hopes the law less elements will be removed by some means other than force. It emphasizes the importance of maintaining peace and order in Man churia but tells the three powers in polite terms Japan makes no promises to alter her stand in Manchuria as long as Japanese lives and jxroperty (Continued on page eleven) AGREE ON SUIT OVER $12,000,000 ESTATE Settlement Made of Case In volving North Dakota Di vorce in 1898 Detroit, Dec. 26.—(/?)—An agree ment in the suit over the will of the late William Wilson Cook, New York attorney, which left his $12,000,000 estate to University of Michigan, was announced Friday by James O. Mur fin, regent of the university. The will was contested by Wilson’s estranged wife, Mrs. Ida C. Cook of Los Angeles, on the grounds a divorce granted in North Dakota in 1898 was invalid and that under New fork laws she was entitled to half the estate. Murfin declined to give details of the agreement until necessary papers are signed, but said he was "quite certain the case is ended.’’ Tire set tlement "as agreed to, he said, to avoid extended and expensive litiga tion and to hasten realization of the donor’s ideals. Cook, graduate of Michigan in 1882 war, noted as an authority on inter national lavr. He d’ed In 1930 at the age of 72. Before hts death, he had contributed liberally to his alma mater, his benefactions including the Martha Cool: dormitory and the new law quadrangle. Pioneers Gather at Joseph Dietrich Bier REPARATIONS IffiET MAY BE CALLED BY POWERS IN JANUARY France and Great Britain Agree; Views of Other Nations Be ing Sought Paris, Dec. 26.—(iP)—With France and Great Britain in tentative agree ment, an exchange of views was tak ing place Saturday among govern ments signatory to the Young plan to an international reparations confer ence at The Hague on Jan. 18. The French government is awaiting the reaction from other countries— expected to be favorable—before mak ing an official announcement. It was learned authoritatively that some nations have been unofficially attempting to find out whether the United States is likely to accept a re duction in debts due her in propor tion to any cuts in German repara tions. Official circles hold that the American attitude is likely to prove an important factor in the parley. While official comment was lack ing, informed circles interpreted the world conference idea as growing out of the Young plan advisory com mittee’s report declaring Germany would not be able to meet her con ditional payments at the close of the Hoover moratorium July 1. The French press looked upon the proposal as a climactic endeavor to settle for once and for all the prob lem that has been agitating the na tions since the close of the World war. Petit Parisien said the French and British governments would sponsor the conference and invite other great powers to participate. The parley would precede the world disarmament conference at Geneva by hardly two weeks. PARTICIPATION BY U. S. IS HELD UNLIKELY Washington, Dec. 26.—(/P)—Partici pation by the United States to the ex tent of sending an official delegate to a world conference on German repar ations w r as regarded Saturday as un likely in view of the consistent atti tude of the American government that reparations and war debts are not directly interlocked. There was a lack of official infor mation or comment but some observ ers assumed Washington might be asked to send an unofficial observer, even should the conference be con fined to Germany and those nations directly affected by reparations pay ments. It has been anticipated in official circles the reparations powers prob ably would find it necessary to meet in view of the report made by the Basel committee as to Germany’s ca pacity to continue reparations pay ments. That such a conference of the rep arations collecting powers might lead toward further negotiations as to other intergovernmental debts would also seem possible in the official view. NINE ARE KILLED AS TRAIN mTSMOTORCAR Party of South Carolinians Was Returning Home After Celebration Charlotte, N. C., Dec. 26.—(/P) —A party of nine returning to their homes after a Christmas celebration was wiped out early Saturday when their automobile was struck by a Southern passenger train in the outskirts of Charlotte. Five men, one unidentified, two children and a woman were killed. The other passenger. Mrs. Loma Cox, died about two hours after she was taken to a hospital. The northbound passenger train crashed into the light touring car, traveling with side curtains up, at a grade crossing. Fragments of the car were scattered /or two blocks. Besides Mrs. Cox, the identified dead were: John Love, R. O. Sharpe. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Holton, and C. E. Cox. Mrs. Cox is believed to have been the mother of the two children. All of them lived in Paw Creek, a tex tile community near here: Find No Clues in Search for Slayer Cincinnati, 0.. Dec. 28. VP) Friends of little Marian McLean gathered for her funeral services Sat urday as police found themselves ap parently no nearer than ever to solu tion of the kidnaping and slaying of the six-year-old girl. The gifts that hpd been ready for Marian's Christ mas lay untouched at her home. Her estranged ’father and mother, reunit ed by their common grief, were at the home of relatives at Elsmere, Ky. near here. PRAY OR GO HUNGRY Kendalvillc, Jnd.. Dec. 26. i/PT It is pvay or go hungry as far as Lawson Buckley, restau’rntsur. is concerned. If floaters can't recite the Lord's Prayer memory they are shown the door. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1931 Impressive Services Mark Burial of Dean of County’s Early Settlers FRONTIER SPIRIT RULES Strains of ‘Auld Lang Syne' Close Rites for Man Who Came Here in ’69 Burleigh county's pioneers gath ered t -'sday afternoon to pay final tribute to the man who was dean of them all. The occasion was the funeral of Joseph Dietrich, who died Tuesday after a residence of 62 years in Bft marck. There were a few sons and daughters of pioneers with here and there a grandson or granddaughter, but for the most part the heads of those attending the rites at the Webb Funeral Home were bent and gray. Eyes which sparkled with the vigor of youth when Bismarck was more of a hope for the future than a reality, looked their last upon the remains of one who had been their friend through the years. Had anyone interrupted the hush of the solemn moment to call the roll of the men and women who lived in this country when it was Mrs. John Pollock First Resident Now Mrs. John C. Pollock is Bis marck's first resident now, accord ing to W. A. Falconer, who is re garded as an authority on the early history of the Capital City. Mrs. Pollock succeeds Joseph Dietrich, who died last Tuesday night, in that distinction. Having come to Bismarck July 28. 1872, she has lived here more than 59 years. Falconer said. She resides with her husband at Tenth street and Avenue B Mrs. J. P. Dunn, who came in May, 1873, is the second oldest resident and Mr. Pollock, who came here in June of the same year, ranks third. Other early pioneers still living are Mrs. Charles Pearce, John Arnold, and James Wakeman, who came in 1873; Mrs. W. O. Ward, Mrs. Thomas Fortune. Mrs. Joseph Dietrich, and Falconer, who came here in 1874. Wakeman is visiting in California at present. Jacob Homer was in this area as a soldier in 1876 at the time of Custer’s last battle but did not become a permanent resident of Bismarck until some time later, Falconer said. young, many would have answered “present,” for of all the pioneers Diet- j rich was among the oldest in point' of years and without question the! oldest with respect to residence in] this community. Many in Group Feeble I It was this fact which caused the turnout of folk, many of them feeble because of their own age, to whom he' stood not only as a friend but as a symbol of experiences shared to- j gether. I There were several who were here] before the railroad first brought sub stantial token of the westward march' of civilization. There were others who came to Bismarck during that flourishing period when it marked the end of rail. There were many who could remember that important day when North Dakota was admit ted to statehood. The bond of common hardships suffered and of aims achieved held these virvivors together, one could j sense, as the simple ceremony pro- j gressed. It was this same J>ond which had been broken between them and! their life-long friend by the hand of death. One could almost feel the unspoken question, as these grayed ! heads bowed in reverence at the bier, < (Continued on page eleven) 'i Weather’s Vagaries Play Leading Part in Annual Christmas Pageant (By The Associated Press) Baseball in Minnesota, lawn mowing in Chicago, pansies, vio lets and even strawberries in the middlewest these showed how the weather wind was blowing in America Saturday. Only the calendar, with its usual mathematical precision, realized it was late December. Nature in many places on the continent got its dates mixed and behaved like spring. Balmy breezes blew across the prairie provinces of Canada. At Fort William, Ont., they couldn’t play hockey. The weather was too mild for Ice making. At Ketchikan. Alaska, up in Santa Claus’ bailiwick, they used southern cotton as a substitute for snow. They had to. Nature had left them out in the warm. In Mora. Minn., where it should be cold, they played baseball. The east was a bit chilly, but the wind's whistle there was really worse than Its bite. Snow there was none. The prediction for to- | Seeks Privacy J PROF. ALBERT EINSTEIN Pasadena, Cal., Dec. 26.—(/P)—When Prof. Albert Einstein, the bushy haired little man with the sagging suit and complicated mathematical equations, arrives in California Sun day, he ho'pes he will be recognized only as an ordinary scientist, taking advantage of the research facilities of the California Institute of Technology and the Mt- Wilson observatory. In correspondence with the men at the two institutions, with whom he will work, Prof. Einstein has request ed he be spared the publicity occa sioned by his first visit to the United States. He is desirous of pursuing his studies with all the time that will be available. Prof. Einstein avoided New York so that he might be spared the ordeal of Interviews and receptions. Just what Prof. Einstein's plans are is not known to either the staff of the California institute or the Mt. Wilson observatory. "We will endeavor to respect Dr. Einstein’s wishes, whatever they may be,” said Dr. Robert A. Millikan, fa mous physicist who is head of the California Institute. “All the facili ties of the Institute will be at his ! command.” MBS. A. MACDONALD, PIONEER OF GLENCOE DISTRICT, SUCCUMBS 70-Year-Old Woman Dies of Pneumonja After Illness of Only a Few Days j Mrs. Annette Macdonald, widow of the late Alex Macdonald, pioneer In the Glencoe district, died at a local hospital at 10:30 o'clock Friday night. 1 Her death was caused by pneu monia. She was brought to the local hospital Monday. Until that time she had been in good health. Mrs. Macdonald was 70 years old. j Her husband, who died )ast July 24, was a prominent pioneer of the sen ate. At one time he was state sen ator from Emmons county and had served as land commissioner under Governor John Burke. Mrs. Macdonald, nee Annette Smith, was born in Knox county, Missouri, July 24, 1861. She moved to.a.farm near Glencoe with her fam ily in June, 1883. She was married to Mr. Macdonald at Glencoe Dec. IS, 1885, and had lived there since. She leaves two daughters and two sons, Mrs. W. C. Robinson, Mrs. 8. S. Tracy, and Donald Macdonald, all i residing at Braddock, and William Macdonald, Mofflt. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. George Day, Bri tin. and Mrs. Pearl Tracy, Santa Ana, Calif. Funeral services will be conducted from the Glencoe church at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, with Rev. John McDonald, Hazelton, officiat ing. Interment will be made in the Glencoe cemetery. Mrs. Macdonald s body will He in state at Perry's Funeral Parlors Sat urday evening. FIRE CAUSES HEAVY LOSS Swift Current, Sask., Dec. 26.—(A*) —< Fire of undetermined origin Friday demolished the Empress hotel here at an estimated loss of SIOO,OOO. i morrow was “warmer” in most j eastern spots, and the middlewest, too, looked for higher tempera tures: 1 Accidental deaths numbered ! 197 or more, mostly due to motor car crashes. An unusually large number of automobiles were drawn to the highways by the holiday ! and the mild weather. There j were two major motor car crash- I es. seven dying in a grade crossing accident at Batavia, N. Y., and eight being killed at Charlotte, ; N. C., when a train struck a loaded automobile. Of the fatalities more than 130 resulted from automobile mis haps. Of these, approximately half occurred in the middlewest. Burns, falls and fireworks were among the causes of death. Nine ! were reported dead from poison I liquor. Five of the holiday liquor fatalities were in Pittsburgh. Among the injured was Estelle Taylor, former wife of Jack I Dempsey. She was hurt, but not seriously, in a motor car collision i ip Hollywood, Calif. ENCYCLICAL LETTER CONTAINS CALL FOR UNITED CHRISTENDOM Pope Addresses Appeal Particu * larly to Churches of East ern Europe STRESSES BELIEF IN VIRGIN Says Mary Must Be Accorded Reverence Properly Due ‘Mother of Cod’ Vatican City, Dec. 26.— (JP) —A plea for union among Christian churches the world over was issued Saturday by Pope Pius XI in an encyclical en titled “Lux Veritatis” (The Light of Truth). Although it was addressed particu larly to the Eastern churches, it also was addressed to “all our brothers and most beloved sons who are departed from the Apostolic See,” a call for re turn to “one fold under one shepherd * • * to that true faith which Is jeal ously conserved, secure and inviolate, in the Roman church.” “We recall to those who govern flocks separated from us,” the pontiff wrote, “that the faith which their an cestors solemnly professed at the council of Ephesus is conserved un changed and is strenuously defended now as in the past by this supreme cathedral of truth. * * * It is neces sary that all good men unite in Jesus Christ and in his mythical spouse, the church, with a single, uniform and sincere profession.” Appealing to Protestants to vener ate the Virgin Mary, the pope said: “Are they perhaps ignorant of or do they not reflect attentively upon the fact that nothing can be more ac ceptable to Jesus Christ * * * than to venerate her according to her merits, to love her deeply, and to study our selves so that through imitating her most holy example we may gain her valuable protection?” Speaks to Mothers The pontiff addressed a special ap peal to modern mothers: “Those mothers of modern times who are annoyed by children and marriage bonds and who have villi fied and violated the duties which these impose, will find it particularly useful to lift their eyes to Mary and (Continued on page eleven) COMMTTEE NAMED TO HOLD HEARINGS 1 DRY LAW REPEAL Senator Blaine, Wisconsin Wet, Appointed to Direct Sen ate Inquiry Washington, Dec. 26.— <7P)—A senate judiciary sub-committee was created JSaturday to hold hearings on meas ures for the repeal and modification of prohibition. Chairman Norris chose five mem bers, headed by Senator Blaine, Re publican, Wisconsin; to hold hearings shortly afte*» Christmas on the vari ous prohibition bills before his com mittee. Other members are; Senator Borah, Republican, Idaho; Herbert, Republi can, Rhode Island; Ashurst, Demo crat, Arizona, and Walsh, Democrat, Montana. Among the measures the sub-com mittee will consider are a resolution by Senator Bingham, Republican, Connecticut, to repeal the 18th amendment; a bill by Bingham to al low physicians to prescribe malt liquors for medicinal purposes up to one-half pint alcohol every 10 days; and a third to regulate the sale of wood alcohol. Norris also appointed a sub-com mittee to consider Bingham’s resolu tion to provide machinery for national referanda, and a resolution which would require that amendments to the constitution, proposing to give the federal government additional power over individuals, must be ratified by state conventions rather than legisla tures. A sub-committee of the senate manufacturers committee, headed by Senator Metcalf, Republican, Rhode Island, has been appointed to hold hearings after the holidays on an other bill by Bingham, to legalize 4 per cent beer. Blaine, an opponent of prohibition, said he would not open hearings until he has completed a bill to modify the Volstead act. Bandit Accidentally . Kills His Accomplice Pittsburgh, Dec. 26.—(/P) —A bandit, using his pistol to club a store owner, Friday shot and killed his accom plice. The weapon discharged as Morris Wolf was hit on the head. The bul let struck a man left to watch the door. J. L. Keenan. 21. Youngstown, 0., was arrested as he attempted to flee. He said the dead man was J. F. Cul lian, 22, Youngstown. Guilty of Contempt j <• MRS. GENEVIEVE A. CLARK Mrs. Genevieve A. Clark, woman juror in the Foshay fraud trial, Sat urday was adjudged in contempt of court by two federal judges in Min neapolis. WOMAN JUROR IS DECLARED GUILTY IN EFDERAL COURT Judges Assert She Perjured Self in Order to Get on Foshay Panel Minneapolis, Dec. 26.—(/P)—Mrs. Genevieve A. Clark, only woman juror in the recent Foshay trial, Sat urday was held In contempt of court on grounds she committed perjury when examined for service with the panel. She was sentenced to serve six months in the Ramsey county jail in St. Paul by Judges Gunnar H. Nord bye and John B. Sanborn of federal district court and fined SI,OOO. They ruled that the middle-aged housewife had given “false and disarming” an swers when examined as a prospective juror, concealing among other things that she was a former employe of a Foshay firm. It was Mrs. Clark's insistence on ac quittal of W. B. Foshay, Minneapolis promoter, and six associates, which resulted in disagreement and dis charge of the jury after a week’s de liberation in the trial of the seven men on mall fraud charges. The 11 male jurors all voted for conviction on all 17 counts. A stay of 42 days was granted by the court which added that “while her conduct was reprehensible, we must recognize the fact that it has. in a large measure, carried with it its own punishment.” “Mrs. Clark,” it went on, “has brought upon herself the contempt of the immunity in which she lives— not because she voted for the acquit tal of the defendants in the Foshay case—but because her vote was not believed to represent her honest con viction based on the evidence and the law.” Defendant Listens Calmly While Mrs. Clark listened calmly, the opinion of the judges was read. They found that information regard ing one of the government's chief witnesses in the Foshay trial had been conVeyed to her during its course by her husband, D. D. Clark, real estate operator. Mrs. Clark had been placed in custody of a bailiff with other jur ors but was visited frequently by her husband. Mrs. Clark told the jurors that the witness, C. M. Coble, Omaha account ant, had once been instrumental “in sending an innocent man to prison.” They also emphasized evidence that the husband had some time before the trial, which began in September, had business relations with two of the defendants, Foshay and Palmer Mar by. Mrs. Clark was employed by one of the Foshay enterprises a few months before they went into receivership in November, 1929. She had also been employed by a St. Paul bank some years previous where Marby was a frequent vlstor. The decision disregarded her testi mony that she had “forgotten” her employment under Foshay and point ed to testimony of other persons ex amined as Jurors the same day that she had expressed as anxious to serve on the Jury “because of special rea sons.” Gopher Testifies To Mild Weather (Tribune Special Service) Falkirk, N. D.. Dec. 26.—The unusual sight of a gamboling gopher here last week is mute testimony to the unusual mild ness of winter in North Dakota this year. . Gophers ordinarily are hiber nating underground in North Dakota at this time of the year. Andrew Schafer, who saw the little animal here, said “he seemed to believe it was spring as he was running happily.” Many residents in this district have reported seeing meadowlaiks recently, which is almost as un usual as the appearance of the gopher. The Weather Mostly cloudy, slightly colder to night; Sunday probably fair. PRICE FIVE CENTS CHECK SHOWS 13 OURS MISSING IN HOTEL BLAZE Search for Bodies at Spring field, Mass., Slowed by Sagging Walls WOMAN, BABE SUFFOCATED Janitor's Body Found Near Door; Think Man Stricken As He Sought Aid Springfield, Mass.. Dec. 26.—</P) Five persons were killed early Satur day in a fire that swept the five story New Court hotel. Only 35 of the 48 known occupants had been ac counted for, however, and police ex pressed the belief others also had lost their lives. Search for more bodies was slowed by the fear of collapse Of floors and walls. Damage may reach SIOO,OOO. The dead are Samuel Knight, Jani tor of the building, his wife and two weeks-old baby and an unidentified roomer. Knight’s body was found near a door, indicating he was rush ing for help when overcome, while those of his wife and baby were found in a bed. All deaths were due to suffocation. The blaze had gained headway when the fire was discovered and roomers on the upper floors were trapped by fire and smoke. Some of the guests managed to reach fire escapes, but others were, assisted down ladders. Many of the occupants had retired for the night and were awakened by Ernest McCarthy, nephew of Mrs. Della Wilson, manager of the hotel. McCarthy suffered burns. Practically all the fire apparatus was called out and the firemen play ed dozens of streams on the raging blaze. Mrs. Wilson, the proprietor, re ported the loss of S6OO and a diamond ring valued at SI,OOO. Hie roomers reported loss of all property except the scanty attire in which they fled. Charles Lemburg, a cripple, man aged to hobble from the building de- * spite the fact he was forced to leave his wooden leg behind. Hie ground floor of the building Is occupied by a number of stores. The cause of the fire has not been determined. Later another body, that of Robert North, about 60, an employe of the place was found on the floor, bring ing the fatality list to five. CHILEANS SUPPRESS COMMUNIST RHUG President Esteban Orders Radi . cal Agitation Crushed in Country Santiago, Chile, Dec. 26.—(A>) —A communist uprising against the gov ernment of President Juan Esteban Montero led Saturday to an order that radical agitation be crushed throughout Chile. It was the official reply to an out break in which almost a score of persons were killed and many more wounded Friday in Atacama province where soldiers and carabineros de feated communists in two battles at * Copiaro and Vallenar. A large band of insurgents, armed with two machine guns and other arms, was still hiding smoewhere on the Pampa, back of Copiaro and was being hunted by troops who feared it might raid some small village. They were the survivors of a well organized group that seized the Copiaro barracks and held them for three hours before they were dis lodged in an attack in which 11 per sons, two of them women bystand ers. were slain during severe hand to-hand fighting. In Vallenar, communists fired on police, killing one and wounding others, when the latter ordered them to break up a meeting. They bar ricaded themselvs in a large build ing and gave battle until carabineros routed them out, inflicting more casualties. The carabineros were working under orders from Santiago, to “dislodge the reds and wipe out agitation, using whatever force is necessary.” A fire in Rancauga, which de stroyed a block of buildings, was first attributed to the radicals but later was said to be of other origin. Re ports of troubles in the coal region of Lota Coronel were denied. Anto fagasta was said to be quiet. The - cabinet met lengthily to direct an in vestigation of the trouble. THREE MEET DEATH IN PERUVIAN RIOT Lima, Peru. Dec. 26.—(^P) —Three persons were killed and six wounded in a communist riot at Trujillo on Christmas eve, the correspondent for the newspaper El Comercio reported Saturday. Youngtown Man Dies In Local Hospital Joseph Brilz. resident of Young town, Morton county, died in a local hospital at 4:30 o’clock Saturday morning.