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Four-Day Show Will Open in
Memorial Building in Bi«
marck Jan. 12
Jan. 12 Entry Deadline Anyone
May Compete, Explains
Secretary Starkle
Kings and queens of the barnyard
the biggest assemblage of poultry
royalty in the 18-year-old history of
the show, are expected to be In pens
at the Slope Poultry association's ex
position in the World War Memorial
building here Jan. 13-11-14-15, Phil
W. Starkle, secretary-treasurer, an
There will be a special poultry and
turkey school held in conjunction on
the afternoons of the 13th and 14th in
the memorial building dining room
with Frank E. Moore of the North Da
kota Agricultural college and Martin
C. Altenburg, Burleigh county agent,
in charge.
The annual dinner and regular
meeting of the association will be held
at noon, Jan. 14, in the main din
ing room of the Grand Pacific hotel.
Also being held in connection with
the show is a meeting of the board of
directors of the North Dakota Poultry
association of which Homer Petit,
Fargo, Is president.
Deadline Jan. 12
Deadline for entering birds has been
set as Jan. 12, Starkle declared. Ex
hibitors need not be present, and any
one may compete for prizes whether
he belongs to a poultry association
or not.
Starkle pointed out shipping express
charges and entry fees are the only
expense to the exhibitor. The associ
ation will pay drayage costs to and
from depots, feed and water all entries
and provide watchmen. Coops are
cleaned and disinfected daily.
Emphasised was the fact that the
show is not for water fowl.
Cash premiums are being offend in
the single chicken classification for
cocks, hens, cockerels, pullets and ca
pons. There also are cash premiums
posted for pens of birds and turkeys.
Special awards are being pasted by
various commercial firms.
Whether the chicken or the egg
came first Is of no concern to the as
sociation's directors who also have an
egg competition with requirements
that each display is to consist of 12
eggs. The number of doien is un
Ia 4-H Division
It is not uncommon for boys and
girls to show up their fathers and
mothers when it comes to raising prise
birds. To give the youngsters a
chance to win in their own fields, a
4-H division is open to entries—single
in either sex or pens. There is do
entry fee charged for exhibits by boys
and girls poultry clubs, but youngsters
must pay entry feees if they choose to
compete in the open classes. Mrs.
Anne Estell, Menoken, and Wilbert
Field, Bismarck, are offering special
prises to 4-H club exhibitors.
Directors of the association are Carl
Nelson, president Wilber Field, vice
president Starkle Altenburg. direc
tor of the 4-H division Leslie Evju,
superintendent Gov. William Langer,
honorary president. They are all of
Local Stores Will
Close for Week-End
Bismarck stores generally will
dose at 8 p. m.. Ftlday, with food
stores remaining open to 6:30, and
remain closed over the New Year
week-end, H. P. Goddard. secretary
of the Association of Commerce,
warned Thursday. He urged outly
ing stores also to close in observ
ance of the holiday.
New York, Dec. 30.—W)—'The
photographic story of the sinking
of the U. S. 8. Panay by Japan
ese bombs—a story of gallantly
futile resistance before the stars
and stripes sank with the stricken
warcraft in the slow waters of the
Yangtae—was put before the Am
erican public Thursday.
It had a preview Wednesday
night before a small group of pic
ture executives and reporters, in
»mugh little projection .rooai
ft guarded Fort Lee, N.
Settlement of Crippling Walk
out Hailed as Triumph for
Premier Chautemps
Paris, Dec. 30 —W)—Striking publie
service workers, faced with Premier
Camille Chautemps' threat to smash
their general walkout by calling them
to the colors, accepted a compromise
settlement and went back to work.
The agreement came in the early
hours of the morning.
The strikers, 130,000 strong, were
notified to return to their Jobs
soon after daybreak. Labor leaders
said, however, that all the paralysed
services probably would not be re
stored to normal until noon.
Hailed iw Triumph
The settlement of the strike when
It had been in effect less than 34 hours
was hailed in political circles as a tri
umph for the radical-Socialist pre
mier of the popular front regime.
The compromise gave the protest
ing municipal workers a 70-francs
a-month ($2.31) living allowance—a
sort of raise to meet increased living
A new outbreak of strikes in the
rich mining region of northern
(Continued on Page Two)
Calls Body Inquisition Charges
Against Commissioners
Mlnot. N. D.. Dec.-30.—(«—Term
ing it "an Inquisition and a danger
ous thing to have around," District
Judge W. J. Kneeshaw, Pembina, as
sailed the Ward county grand jury
late Wednesday afternoon in a state
ment to a district court jury after it
brought in, at his direction, a verdict
J® Impotent Guns Bark Back at
Bombs in Panay Film Record
& a dispassionate monotone,
newsreel camerman Normal Alley
explained his extraordinary pic
torial record of a 20-mlnute inci
dent across the world which
threatened grave rupture between
Washington and Tokyo until com
plete Japanese apologies were ac
cepted by this government.
Here is the story as it emerged
on the test projection screen, then
upon Associated Press wirephoto
machines for transmission to
newspapers—and as it emerges
Thursday in some motion picture
The Panay, her flag folding out
smartly, pulls away from Nanking
with her tragic load of American
refugees. Ashore, men wave good
bye, not knowing the Panay would
never tie up in Nanking again.
Two Japanese airplanes are seen
far aloft one seems to be diving
toward the Panay.
("Here it is here's the busi
ness," Alley mutters.)
There is a quick cutback to the
deck seaman pop out one by one
from the hold and race forward.
("That's where the emergency
alarm was heard," says Alley).
Men jump to the Panay*s Iron
shielded machine guns, grimacing,
squinting. One, a boatswain's
mate, has leaped to station so
quickly that he has left his trous
ers behind. The machine guns
did no damage.
Over astern—it looked less than
50 yards—a bomb drops, and the
Yangtse throws up a great burst
of water.
Next, fatally hit, the Panay
keels, one of her decks partially
awash. The lifeboats go over the
side the men mostly are wearing
life preservers, but one is seen to
throw a grating overboard and
jump after it.
("That's the end," says Alley,
to the extraordinary stillness of
the projection room.)
Next, little boats are seen turn
ing toward the bamboo-covered
marshlands of the river bank.
Tlie wounded and the unhurt ap-
Puce's $300 Check
Washington, Dec. 30.—JF)—The
Federal Deposit Insurance cor
poration announced Thursday it
has no objection to paying Benito
Mussolini for a $350 check, drawn
on an American bank that failed
before II Duce could present the
check for payment.
The check originated as a gift
from a group of Italo-Americans
in Newark, N. J., and was drawn
by the D'Auria Bank and Trust
company of Newark.
The time for- filing (flaims
against the bank's assets and the
FDIC, which Insured the bank's
deposits, expired October 10.
It was learned Thursday that
Mussolini has asked the chancery
court at Newark for permission to
file the claim now.
Wall Street's 'Play
Boy' Dies in Prison
Osslning, N. Y., Dec. 30.—(*—Har
old Russell Ryder, "boy wonder" of
Wall Street, is dead from a heart at
tack two weeks after he had been re
turned to Sing Sing prison to serve
the rest of a larceny sentence. He was
41. Known as a Broadway playboy,
Ryder waa reported to have tossed $1.
000 bills in the laps of entertainers.
New York, Dec. 30.—*•)—Former
Gov. Alfred E. Smith observed his
84th birthday anniversary Thursday.
Kneeshaw Blasts
Ward Grand Jury
of acquittal for County Commissioners
E A. Donnelly, Pembina, and Bertel
Jacobsen, Mlnot, on trial of grand
jury accusations charging misconduct
in office.
The veteran jurist, who has been on
the North Dakota district court
bench for 37 years, characterised
grand jury actions as "political
The grand jury, which has met In
termittently since Oct. 19. recessed
Dec. IS and is under orders of Judge
Lowe, Minot, to reconvene
Jan. 17.
pear to scramble in fear beneath
the bamboo (Lt. Commander J.
J. Hughes said in his official re
port they were seeking cover
against more shells feared from
Hughes, badly hurt, smiles
crookedly from his stretcher.
Quartermaster John Lang, a
bandage laid across the gaping
wound in his face, strains for
ward, as If to throw off a great
There begins a 60-mito march""
througtj the badlands, coolies
carrying the stretchers of the
wounded and the dead.
Back on the river bank, a little
group of Injured seamen stand
facing the wallowing Panay. For
a minute, she settles almost Im
perceptibly. Then, she turns
gently forward and sinks. Her
flags are still aloft, and then
they, too, dip below the Yangtae.
"Hie film held no record of an
Incident which survivors have de
scribed orally—the machine gun
attack on the Panay by an armed
detachment of Japanese in a
launch after the bombing. The
Japanese have denied it did oc
cur Alley and other survivors
say it did.
The film was made by Universal
Byrne Announces Jackson Day
Dinner Will Begin at 6:30
P. M. January 8
Joeeph D. Byrne, general chairman
of the NOrth Dakota Jackson Day din
ner here Jan. 8, niursday announced
that two committees will welcome the
dinner's principal speaker, Gov.
James V. Allred of Texas, to Bis
Invited to the committee that will
extend North Dakota's greetings to
Texas' chief executive were Gov. Wil
liam Langer, B. F. Krause, Walter
Renden, Judges A. M. Christianson,
A. O. Burr, W. L. Nuessle, James
Morris, P. O. Sathre former Gover
nor Joseph M. Devlne, L. B. Hanna,
R. A. Nestos, Walter Maddock, George
Shafer, Ole Olson, Thomas H. Moodle
and Walter Welfotd William E. Glotz
bach, Anamoose Charles J. Vogel,
Fargo Miss Gertrude Dwlre, Minot.
Named to the reception committee
that will extend the welcome of the
North Dakota Democrats to the Demo
cratic leader of Texas were William
E. Glotzbach, Gertrude Dwiire, Char
les Vogel, Mrs. Barlbeau, Enderlin
Dr. S. B. Hocking, Devils Lake J.
C. Baton, Mlnot John Moses, Hazen
A. T. Nlcklawsky, Hlllsboro Henry
Holt, Grand Forks P. W. Lanier,
Jamestown Fred W. McLean, Fargo
H. H. Perry, Fargo Thomas H.
Moodie, Bismarck E. C. Collette,
Grand Forks Dr. Fannie Dunn
Qualn, Bismarck Chris Bertsch, Bis
marck Axel Soder, Wing Walter
Maddock, A. D. McKinnon, Robert
Byrne, Fay W. Hunter, Mrs. Belle D.
Byrne, R. B. Cummins, J. B. Kennedy,
R. B. Murphy, Thomas J. Burke, Al
vin Purcell, all of Bismarck Peter
Zappas, Jamestown 8. G. Nagel, Ed
geley 8. J. Doyle, Fargo.
Byrne announced that the banquet
will commence in the gymnasium of
the World War Memorial buikUng at
6:30 p. m.
Hollywood, Dec. 30.—*•—Frank
Spearman, TO, author of "Whispering
Smith" and other stories, died Wed
North Dakota's Oldest Newspaper
Wounded Seamen, Gaping Armor-Vivid Aftermath of Panay Bombing
Left—Here's a gripping aftermath of the sinking of the
U. S. S. Panay in the Yangtze river. E. R. Mahlmann, chief
boatswain's mate, was
wounded, but he's shown
standing, endeavoring to give any assistance to Lieutenant
A. F. Anders, the badly wounded executive officer of the
Panay, who carried on despite injuries.
Above—Lieut. Comm. James J. Hughes, commander of
the Panay in its rescue mission up the Yangtze river, was
one of the seriously injured when the American warship
was attacked and sunk by Japanese naval planes near Nan*
king, China. This photo, taken by Weldon James, news*
paperman and survivor, shows Hughes, injured, lying in a
bamboo thicket.
Right—An idea of the punishment the little Panay un
derwent is given by this gaping hole, torn through her
deck by an air bomb. Picture taken by James.
Naval Flier Sights Distress Sig
nal, Find Body of Wealthy
Owner on Deck
Expectant Mother Among Sur
revivors Taken Off After
Food, Water Are Cons
San Pedro, Calif., Dec. 30.——
Government agents investigated
case of homicide on the high
Thursday as the coast guard patrol
boat Perseus, carrying a dead yachts
man and six survivors, towed the dis
abled schooner Aa'f je toward Los Ang
eles harbor.
To take charge until the yacht Is
docked here some time after midnight,
the federal bureau of investigation
ordered Special Agent W. H. Osborne
to leave San Diego aboard the cutter
442 Thursday morning.
Dlsoovery of the fatal shooting of
the Aafje's owner, Dwlght L. Pauld
ing, 49, wealthy Santa Barbara hotel
operator, was told in meager reports
Spotted by Flier
His body, lying on the deck, was re
ported sighted by a navy flier, who
had noticed "SOS" scrawled on a sail.
Two coast guard amphibian planes,
dispatched to the scene, found the 58'
foot yacth, which sailed from San
Pedro Dec. 30 on a two-day cruise,
with food, water and mainsail gone,
and lacking fuel for an auxiliary mo
The Perseus took the Aafje in tow
190 miles south of here off the Mexi
can coast. Six persons, without food
and water three days, and Fauldlng's
body were removed.
The list of rescued announced by
the coast guard was:
Expectant Mother Aboard
Mrs. Gertrude Turner and her 8
year-old son, Robert Tufor, of Dos
Pueblos Rancho, Goleta, Calif.
Mrs. Jack Morgan, expectant moth
er, Los Angeles, and her registered
nurse. Miss Elsie Berdan.
Robert Home, 38, West Los Angeles
Fauldlng, it was learned here, made
arrangements for the trip with a man
who Identified himself as Jack Mor
gan, naval reserve ensign, and wanted
to charter a boat
No mention of "Jack Morgan" was
made In the coast guard's list of pas
sengers, although unverified advices
said he had been aboard when the
naval flier first discovered the dis
abled yacht.
Court of Honor to
Be Held Tonight
Preparations were complete today
for the Homecoming Court of Honor
of the Bismarck district of the Boy
Scouts of America in the World War
Memorial building at 7 p. m. today,
Paul O. Netland, area executive, an
nounce. More than 3,000 persons are
expected to be in attendance.
Home Called Ugly, ~T
Poisons Neighbors I
Great Falls, Mont., Dec. 30.—VP)
—County Attorney Phil Greenan
said Mrs. Rose Krippen, 47-year
old ranch woman, signed a state
ment Wednesday night admitting
she placed insect poison in flour
consumed by her neighbors be
cause she was told her home was
Physicians said the neighbors,
Mr. and Mrs. Roe Ogden and their
son, Cecil, 30, escaped death be
cause an excess of the poison acted
as an antidote.
Greenan said Mrs. Krippen said.
"I only wanted to make them sick
In the stomach."
1 Cupid Takes
A Holiday
St. Paul, Dec. 30.—/P—Cupid
missed his mark completely Wed
nesday at the marriage license, bu
reau here. Not one marriage li
cense was granted on that day,
nor was any application made.
Employes said it hadn't happened
before in 25 years.
Collected and Gave Away to
Poor thousands of Items,
Including 7,400 Toys
Final report on the operations of
Bismarck's Eighth Annual Open Tour
Heart campaign was made Thursday
as L. V. Miller, commander of the Bis
marck American Legion post prepared
to deliver a radio address thanking
the community for its co-operation
Given to the charity effort or pur
chased by it and donated to the needy
were: 18 sleds, 14 baby cribs, 3 baby
buggies, 12 beds, 16 mattresses, 130
neckties, 230 pairs of overalls, 16 pairs
of pajamas, 43 overcoats, 58 snowsults,
918 pairs of shoes and overshoes, 780
suits of underwear, 1,480 pairs of
stockings, 74 boxes of clothing and
toys for country families, 178 baskets,
340 pounds candy, 300 pounds peanuts,
1,39s pounds of beef roast in 314 cuts,
300 boxses of cracker jack, 3,500 cans
of food and preserves, and 7,400 toys.
Each basket sent out two days be
fore Christmas contained beef roast,
butter, coffee, onions, canned goods,
preserves, cracker jack, candy, pea
nuts, toys and books.
The cash account showed donations
totalling 11,674 of which *1.071 was
spent during the campaign. The bal
ance of (80S will be used in the pur
chase of clothing for school children
in the city and county during the re
mainder of the winter and. if any re
mains next fall, in the purchase of ad
ditional clothing which may be needed
at that time.
Tills work will be carried forward
under the direction of the American
Legion's child welfare committee.
G. A. Dahlen, campaign manager,
announced Thursday a gift of $10 in
materials from the Van tine Paint
and Glass company.
Anticipate President Will
Renew Attack on Business
Others Ready to Evacuate
Tsingtao (fagfnese Armies
Meeting Resistance
(By the Associated Press)
Japanese armies met stiff Chinese
resistance Thursday on Shantung pro
vince fronts outside Tsingtao, the
dynamite-rocked North China seaport
from which a number of Americans
were in flight.
The United States gunboat Sacra
mento docked in Shanghai and disem
barked first American civilian re
fugees from the threatened port 400
miles to the north. Twenty-five
Americans made the trip.
Another contingent of American
Tsingtao refugees headed for Shang
hai on the steamer Shuntien. The
United States cruiser Marblehead and
destroyer Pope stood ready to evacuate
remaining Americans.
Even though resistance delayed the
Japanese advance on Tsingtao. Chi
nese apparently were resigned to loss
of the city. They spread destruction
with dynamite and flames.
Shanghai, Dec. 30.—(JPi—J. Lo Pa
Hong, China's most prominent Cath
olic layman and the chairman of
Shanghai's new civic association, was
killed in the French concession Thurs
day by an assassin disguised as an
orange peddler. Police expressed the
fear the slaying was the start of a
terrorist campaign to prevent Chinese
from co-operating with Japanese es
tablishment of a new regime.
London, Dec. 30.—WV-Japan, in a
note to Britain made public Thursday,
declared Japanese attack on the gun
boat Ladybird and other British ships
in China waters were a mistake.
The British foreign office released
the explanation without any comment
to indicate whether lt was satisfac
There was some belief that the note
from the Japanese foreign office
would be held unsatisfactory, and that
further British representations would
be made.
Outlook for State
Good Says G.N.D.A.
Annual Economic Review Shows
Higher Production. Lists
Causes for Optimism
Fargo, N. D.. Dec. 30.—With 1937
income surpassing anything since
1930, every known index points to a
still greater farm income in North
Dakota in 1938.
This deduction, headlining the an
nual economic review, released just
before the turn of the year by the
Greater North Dakota association,
lists: greater totals of livestock, feed
and seed reserves on farms more ex
tensive fall Ullage reduced Indebted
ness and operating costs and improved
moisture prospects.
"A single major threat to 1938 crop
today," says
view. "A greater grasshopper hatch,
than ever before experienced, looms,
necessitating thorough control cam
paigns, but there will be no excuse for
failing at this task. One-fifth of the
state also will be faced with a control
program to combat pale western cut
worms, but entomologists have de
vised an effective kill for this Insect.
'Despite dropping price levels over
a year ago, 1937 witnessed crop pro
duction valued at $88,608,266, as com
pared with 50,618,480." The review
points to benefit payments of $23,
196,000 against $13,379,000 for 1936,
bringing the comparative totals to:
1936—862,997,480 1937—$111,804,266, or
the highest gross crop production
since 1930.
Crop False* Listed
"Crop items, entering into this cal
culation, together with the estimated
(Continued on Page Two
The Weather
Unsettled tonight and
Friday not so cold to
night colder Friday.
•. V
Jackson's Speech Charging In
dustry With Striking Is
Seen as Prelude
Roosevelt's Indecision In Faoe
of Current Recession Thought
at an End
Washington, Dee. 30.—m—OuU
spoken attacks on "big business" by
high administration officials provided
a prelude Thursday for President Roo
sevelt's annual message to congress.
The continuity of the attack left
little doubt that it was a pre-ar
ranged staging for the address, la
which the chief executive generally Is
expected to outline his program foe
meeting the business recession.
Speaking in Philadelphia Wednes
day, Assistant Attorney General Rob
ert H. Jackson charged business with
"a general strike" designed to "liquid
ate the New Deal." ITnirsday night
over a national radio hook-up, Secre
tary Ickes will carry on In similar
vein under the title, "It Is Happening
Washington, Dec. 30.—WV-Sen
ate Republican leader McNary of
Oregon charged Thursday that at
tacks on "big business by admin
istration spokesmen constituted an
obvious effort to create an alibi" to
explain the current recession.
"This is not the way of handling
a grave domestic problem," de
clared McNary.
"This is the time for good will in
stead of political speeches directed
at one group of citizens," he told
reporters. "Business probably is
entitled to some censure, but not
all of it."
He said a physchology of fear
had seised the public.
To Speak in Person
To emphasize the importance of his
annual message. Mr. Roosevelt has
announced he would deliver it in per
"Labor would be happy, I am sure,
to get Increases only In the same pro
portion and at the same time as man
agers of big business increase their
own salaries," said Jackson.
Senator Adams (Dem.-Colo.) ex
pressed skepticism over Jackson's
charge of a "strike" by business.
Great significance has been attach
ed by Washington observers to the
tone of recent administration speech
es. They followed a period of appar
ent indecision over future policies in
view of the business situation.
Thought Yielding
Spokesmen for "left wing" admin
istration followers were beginning to
express the belief that the president
was yielding to business demands.
Conservative elements in the Demo
cratic party had started to congratu
late Mr. Roosevelt for showing a more
friendly attitude toward industry.
It was Jackson who started the ball
rolling in the other direction Sunday
night in a speech blaming monopolis
tic "profiteering" for high prices »nd
the current business slump.
His address Wednesday was even
more direct.
Star Fights Husband's
Efforts to Get Child
Los Angeles, Dec. 30.—OP)—Barbara
Stanwyck, movie actress and divorced
wife of Frank Pay. opposes his peti
tion for temporary custody of their
5-year-old adopted son, Dion, because,
she says, Fay used profane language in
the child's presence. Miss Stanwyck
testified In Superior court Wednesday
that Fay. once struck her on the chin,
knocking her over a chair, because he
objected to her attendanoe at bar
leeque show.

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