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Occasional showers tonight and
Friday; little change in tempera*
The maa who had to he told
to mind his own basinets now
would bo glad if ho had a busi
ness to mind.
VOL- 53—No. 166
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Open Austro-German Breach Is Threatened
Situation More Tense Than
in Recent Times Between
Two Countries
VIENNA. July 12.—(UP).—A
new ctlsis in the relations of
Austria and Germany which may
end in an open diplomatic breach
eatened today.
Chancellor Dollfuss, it is said
by reliable authority, hastened
u.■ionization to recall
:.tS : > •: to Germany without
formally breaking relat:ons. It
*as reported the German min
cer .: ee* ordered by Berlin
to prr- av to leave Austria at
any moment.
h <nown that Dollfuss has
piar.r.r: a drive against the Nazis.
Reliable information given the
was that Austro
C>err.iar - iations have arrown in
cm<.r.f.y bad. Chancellor Dol
ttrn :d< binned the Austrian
■ Nazis for months, attributing
l their aethritlM to German leader
f ship.
Dollfuss was reported to have
hastened reconstruction of his
government, whereby he assumed
five cabinet posts yesterday, in
order to recall without an open
diplomatic break Stephen Tau
jchitz. Austrian minister in Ber-i
lin, who is slated to become un-1
der-secretary for foreign affairs.
The recall would be an indication
of Dollfuss' disapproval of the
recent events in Germany, espe
cially treatment accorded Cath
olics. The Austrian chancellor is
a devout Catholic.
Return of Tausch.itz would,
give Dollfuss the opportunity of
leaving the post unfilled. Dr.
Kurt Kieth is German minister
Measures to curb terroristic
acts, which have plagued Austria
for months, planned by the reor
ganized government would place
Nazis, socialists, communists and
others opposed to the govern
ment outside the tenants* protec-1
tion act. Landlords would col
lect normal instead of the mini- J
mum post-war rents from such;
WASHINGTON, July 12. (UP).
Munitions makers are preparing1
to "flood the country with their
propaganda" in order to protect
the tremendous profits made in
war times. Senator Pope, Demo
crat, Idaho, and member of the
senate committee investigating ac
tivities of armaments firms, j
charged today.
Hope quoted library of confess,
figures to show that the average 1
annual profits of the DuPont,
company jumped from $6,091,
<>73 for four years prior to the
World war to an annual average j
of $58,936,810 for four years
during the war.
Germany Extends Her Demands For
Equality To Cover Naval Strength;
, Attitude Un-American, As Industrial
United Pre», Staff Corr*»pondent
LONDOX, July 12.—(UP) —
,t?rmany in secret conversations
* " ' '-a- Britain has extended
r a:-ns ^ .ality demands to her
navy, j» Was reveaje(j on reliable
authority yesterday.
I he revelation, coincident with
•'£ start of naval conversations
between the United States and
fiance here, came as a shock to
American naval delegates and ad
!® *° the intricacy of their prob
ni °f forming a basis for a new
treaty at the forthcoming
1935 world parley.
The Germans during their con
versations with the British this
were understood to have
coupled their insistence on naval
rarity, in principle, with willing
n**ss to agree to a set maximum
Naval building program.
According to the version of a
customarily informed source, the
Germans indicated they would re
quire a fleet superior to Russia's
the Baltic sea. Then they un
filled to the British details of
&aval plans, specifying a maxi
mum to which the Reich hopes to
expand her navy.
The French, presumably thru!
their adroit intelligence service,
received information of these An
glo-German talks, which were car
ried on at the German embassy.
They were said to have advised
the Russians and told Britain that
France would be forced to insist
on Soviet naval parity with Ger
many in -he Baltic, at whatever
level the Beilin maximum scheme
The news of these Anglo-Ger
mamconversation* surprised other
naval powers, who so far have
not been officially advised. In
some quarters, it was believed
Britain may have intended to
draw Germany into the prelimi
nary bilateral naval conversations
now under way in order to coun
ter-balance France.
The Germans n^de it clear that
they expect equality in naval arm
aments, in principle, on the same
basis as their land and air forces.
Building to that equality was, of
course, presumably impractical,
but they wanted the right recog
nized by the world as a matter of
Joyce Kilmer's
Daughter a Nun
Only daughter of Poet Joyce Kil
mer, famed author of "Trees,"
who died on a World war battle
field, Miss Deborah Kilmer is
shown above in the white satin
"bridal gown" in- which she be
came a nun at St. Joseph, Minn.
A poet herself, Miss Kilmer will
be known as Sister Michael in the
Order of St. Benedictine.
Treasurer's Report Shows
$318.39 Spent for
Charity Work
The annual financial report of
the Junior Welfare cluo, an or
ganization composed of young
women of the city, shows that
$318.39 was expended for char
itable causes during the oast year.
The organization was unusual
ly active in charity work during
the past year, and funds have
been expended in many individual
charitable cases.
The report shows $365.89 col
lected from dues and various
other sources and a cash balance
at the close of the year. Mrs.
Frank D. Bell is president of the
organization, and Mrs. W. C.
Meek ins is treasurer. The mem
bership is composed of young ma>
trons of the city.
Items listed as disbursements
during the year show that money
was spent for milk for a charity
case; for sheeting for the hos
pital; for coal and drugs for a
charity case under the direction
of Mrs. H. I. Hodges; for the
charity ward at the Patton Me
(Continued on page three)
Task Before Body Was Too
Big for Interstate Com
merce Body
By harry w sharpe
United Pre.. Staff Corre.pondent
Seven men charged with the stu
pendous job of unraveling the na
tion's complex telephone, tel -
graph and radio systems to biing
them under the yoke of
ment supervision, took office y
terdav as members of the ne*
communications control commis
S1°Undismayed by their task and
bristling with enthusiasm, the
commission took the oath
fice, rolled up their sleeves and in
the space of moments issued two
ruling The first was to abolish
[he r?dio commission and assume
its duties. The second was to
grant the two major broadcasting
chains permission to maintain two
outlets in Canada. . .
The commission chairman is
Eugene O. Sykes, who was chair
man of the radio commission. n\*>
knowledge of radio and commum
cations in general induced Pi evi
dent Roosevelt to select him for
the important post. Other mem
bers are Thad H. Brown, vice
chairman; Irvin Stuart, Norman
Case, Hampson Gary, Paul Walk
er and George W. Payne
President Roosevelt asked con
eys for the commission as a
means of centralizing communica
tions control "under one tent
Out of its monumental task th
commission must evolve a set of
adequate control laws, establish
rates, interstate interchange an>
trans-oceanic communication, as
well as outlaw whatever illegal
practices are found to exist.
"We believe," said Sykes in Jhis
first statement as chairman, that
the commission has an
useful work to perform. We hope
to save the nation's communica
tions customers considerable
money through standardization of
t0l{t is generally conceded that
not all the communications sys
tems will be in a receptive mood
when the commission approaches
them for necessary data. The law
creatine the commission author
ires i" to call for rate sheets and
fix fair tolls for wire and tele
phone service. Heretofore these}
documents have been guarded
zealously although the interstate
commerce commission and the
post office department had acce**
t0 The^nterstate commerce com
mission confessed its inability,
because of manifold other
to properly administer the old
communication laws. Thus the
telephone, telegraph and K
companies were not subject t
what the administration termed
adequate regulation, so the s
regulatorv powers, as well as
those of the post office depart
ment, were transferred to the
new commission. *
The commission is to report its
recommendations to congress by
next February. It therefore must
work at top speed throughout the
summer. Sykes says the job can
be accomplished but that immedi
ate possibilities of reduced ».ol
rates as affecting the public are
16 The commission's most complex
job probably will be the breaking
down of rates which are based on
one of the greatest financial out
lays in history-the reproduction
value, as well as the patent Jrights,
of the various communication
FRESNO, Calif., July 12. (UP)
Mrs. Bertha Blagg, 37, victim of
an alleged criminal , attack and
beating in her bedroom last Tues
day morning, died at a hospital
last night.
In the few hours of her con
sciousness since the attack, she
wrote the name of a 14-year-old
boy, charging he was her assail
ant. Physicians doubted she was
rational and the boy was released.
No new suspects were known to
The death of Hezekiah Nichols,
Du~hj»iii negro, today furnished
the on'y identification of any of
the VI persons burned to death
in a train wreck here Tuesday.
Johnson Says Business Not
Codified Then May H4v$
Rulings Imposed
PANAMA CITY. July 12. (UP)
General Johnson is remaining as
head of the NRA, President
Roosevelt declared today in a
press conference. He denied that
Johnson was resigning In favor of
a commission which wculd take
over the NR program.
United Pre»» Staff Correspondent
Recovery Administrator Hugh S.
Johnson last night gave all re
maining uncodified industries 30
days to come under the wings of
the Blue Eagle or face NRA im
posed regulations on hours and
wages. Afterwards, he left Wash
ington for a 30-day vacation un
der orders from President Roose
velt. Johnson has planned a speak
ing tour during his "vacation."
Two doors to the NRA were
opened by the dynamic adminis
trator before he roared through
the skies to begin his ipeaking
tour in the west and probably h>t*»
retirement. He has recommended
to President Roosevelt that a com
lission be created for future ad
ministration of the recovery unit.
Industry may take either of
these two courses, Johnson said:
1. Merge with existing ldndred
2. Operate under a new "basic
code" which he made public last
Several groups of pending codes
such as those for the anthracite
and shipping industries and others
having important economic, labor
or legal conditions, are not cov
ered by the option extended yes
terday. They will be set aside and
given individual consideration.
"It is not the NRA plan," John
son said, "to compel every indus
trial group in the country to have
a code."
But, in the next breath, he
warned if any of those remaining
out of the picture at the end of
30 days appear to be harboring
abuses of labor, hearings will be
held to determine whether a labor
code shall be imposed.
The job of directing the com
pleting of code-making was as
signed to a committee of three,
including Robert K. Straus, spe
cial assistant to Johnson and Leon
C. Marshall and George S. Brady,
both assistant administrators for
The exact number of industries
affected by Johnson's latest order
is undetermined. The clean-up
plan will cover at least 262 codes
now pending and scores of other
industries unable thus far to find
their niche in the new industrial
pattern woven under the "new
A total of 476 industries con
trolling the employment of more
than 90 per cent of the nation's
workers, already are under codes.
NRA officiate last night estimated
that there aie fewer than 2,500,
000 employes whose lives have es
caped the effect of existence un
der the Blue Eagle.
There are 135 industries, John
son announced, whose codes have
passed public hearings or have
been set for hearing and on which
ready agreement appears obtain
able. They are asked to get their
individual codes finished within
(Continued on page th**«e)
Superstitious folks will be on
tenter hooks tomorrow, for it
will be that-most feared date—
Friday the 13th.
The day is supposed to bring
more bad luck than black cats or
breaking mirrors.
Friday the 13th is not as fear
ed as it used to be, though, when
superstition was in its prime, and
it is likely that the day will
hardly be noticed—unless bad
luck really comes.
Here are some of the supersti
tions they used to believe in, as
listed by the Spartanburg Herald:
If one sneezed while putting1 on
his shoes, he immediately went
back to bed.
If one dreamed that he lost a
tooth it meant that he was going
to lose a friend, and if one
dreamed that he lost a rib it
meant he should witness the
death of his wife.
If salt spilt toward one, it
meant that the "person was going
to die unless a waiter poured
wine in his lap.
If one put his left shoe on the
right foot or the right shoe on
the left foot it meant an un
lucky accident. If both shoes
were put on the wrong foot it
meant a series of unluck" acci
Looking at one's face in a mir
ror by candle-light meant dire
happenings, and breaking a mir
ror meant (and still does) seven
years of bad luck.
If the nose itched it meant that
someone was talking behind one's
(Continued on page three)
Test Proves Bowl Ideal Spot for Stratosphere Hop
I —
Wisdom of selection of the natural bowl in the Black Hills nf * i.L i
flight take-off was proved when Major W. E Lpner and LnLin Orvin„ 2L/°r the
35,000-cubic foot army balloon, shown here, to test air currents The 37^m,tS°nfl*S£? d m tho
cess. The ground crew is shown at the ropes as the gas bag was inflated foT the Trial'.8 "" * "uc
Personnel of "Cast" for
Free Event Friday
Night Announced
The Chamber of Commerce
committee in charge of enter
tainment announces an unusual
treat this week for the weekly
program at the city high school
auditorium, as a courtesy to the
visitors in the city.
From a convention of magaci
ans being held in the city this
week, some of the outstanding
magicians of the country have
consented to give the entire pro
Among others apeparing on the
program this week will be Dr. H.
E. Robinson of Atlanta, known as
"the man with the wonderful
hands." He is one of the great
est vaudeville magicians in the
south and is known throughout
the United States and foreign
countries. He is a slight of hand
artist and specializes in balls,
coins and cards.
Bunker the Magician, "the man
who fools himself," is a master
of mystery and although he comes
from Charlotte, he will be well
received here because he is
known throughout the country.
Other outstanding artists will
be Mr. and Mrs. Harrington of
Austella, Ga., and their musical
mind reading act. Mr. Harring
ton is also a master of magic and
will have magic tricks.
Mr. and Mrs. N. ft. Patton, who
spend their summers in Hender
sonville and are known through
out the south as "The Selwyns,"
will also appear on the program
in .magical musical numbers and
their acts of magic.
Bert Boyd, retired business
man, who has been making his
home here and is now recuperat
ing at Mountain Home, has also
been asked to appear on the pro
The Chamber of Commerce
committee states that although it
is putting on these programs pri
marily for the visitors, the public
is also invited and home people
will be welcomed.
Lindbergh Will
Be Called Before
Air Policies Quiz
Expect His Knowledge to
Help Shape Future of
U. S. Aviation
All the lore of the air that Charles
A. Lindbergh has accumulated
from his thousands of hours aloft
wii! help shape America's avia
tion policies.
Clark Howell, chairman of the
new aviation commission, said yes
terday Lindbergh would be one
of the famous fliers summoned to
advise on a permanent national
air-mail policy as well as the gen
eral future of flying.
Lindbergh will appear some
time in September when the com
mission will hold open hearings.
General William E. Mitchell, a
storm center in aviation for the
last decade, will be another ex
pert summoned.
Howell's commission was named
by President Roosevelt under pro
visions of the air mail bill passed
at the last session of congress.
Preliminary investigating work
will be divided among its mem
bers. One will go to Europe to
study flying problems; others will
investigate conditions at domestic
airports and factories.
Say Ivy Lee, Press Agent,
Supplies Nazis With Re
armament Data
NEW YORK, July 12.—(UP).
Ivy Lee, world-famous press agent
de luxe, indirectly is supplying
the Nazi government with advice
about . German rearmament for
$25,000 a year, it developed yes
terday at a hearing before the
congression subcommittee inves
tigating un-American activities.
Lee, press relations counsel for
the Rockefeller interests and the
Pennsylvania railroad, is getting
his salary from the German dye
trust, it was disclosed. The dye
trust forwards the information to
the Hitler government.
According to a deposition filed
with «the committee by the pre.ss
agent, now in Europe, he wasj
hired by the dye trust to "im
prove German - American rela
Burnham Carter, Lee's partner,
presented a sample memorandum,
one of several forwarded to the
dye trust by his' firm in which
Lee, after quoting Chancellor Hit
ler's proclamation ol Germany's
freedom, observed the reich was
the only country which had dis
continued on page 3).
Los Angeles Is Condemned
as Outmoded and Not
Fit to Fly
The once majestic queen of the
skies—the airship Los Angeles—
is doomed to an ignominous end,
probably as an experimental lab
oratory on a scientific "junk pile"
at Akron, Ohio.
Condemned by the navy be
cause she is outmoded and unfit
for flight, the sistership of the ill
fated Shenandoah now is housed
at Lakehurst, N. J. Her super
structure and engines have de
teriorated and she no longer is
the proud beauty that thrilled
thousands as her silvery barrel
cut through the skies. She's a
"has been" and the navy, which
now has the new and modern
aerial juggernaut, the Macon,
doesn't want her.
The ship was commissioned in
1922. J3he was a child of the fa
mous German dirigible builder,
Dr. Hugo Eckener, and came to
the United States as a partial
reparations payment. The Shen
andoah crashed in an Ohio stom
in 1925 and the Los Angeles was
the navy's only big air cruiser
until the late Akron was built.
The dirigible was a blimp com
pared to the gigantic Akron, and
she quickly lost favor. Months
elapsed and she swung unused
and unsung, at her moorings. Age
bit her ribs. Her waterproof coat
cracked. She deflated. Once fond
hands passed her by to minister
(Continued on page 3).
Hosiery Mill Head Tells Johnson His
Attitude Unamerican; As Industrial
Board Is Given Broader Powers
HAIRMAN. Tenn., July 12.—
(UP)—Sharply criticizing Recov
ery Administrator Hugh S. John
son, the management of the Har
riman Hosiery mills last night
asked the administrator "to make
the new deal a fair deal, not a
raw deal."
The company, whose Blue Eagle
was ordered removed Bome time
ago because of alleged failure to
comply with the NRA code, charg
ed General Johnson with setting
himself up "as a dictator super
ior to the department of justice"
and acting "un-American" toward
the mills.
The company's telegram, sign
ed by T. A. Wright, Jr., follows:
"On three occasions the depart
ment of justice has advised you
that the evidence does not justify
the institution of any action
against the company.
"Why do you continue your un
constitutional and un-American
method of setting yourself up as
a dictator to the department of
jtrstice and In an arbitrary man
ner branding an industry as a law
violator upon admittedly insuffi
cient evidence to convict it in a
court of justice?
"Governmental boycotting and
meting out such dictatorial pun
ishment is more in accord with
lynch law than with constitutional
procedure. Make the new deal a
fair deal, not a raw cfeal."
' » '
WASHINGTON, July 12.- (UP)
Approval of amendments to the
cotton textile ind^str^'s code, in
effect broadening powers of the
cotton textile national indicia!
relations board, was announced
yesterday by Recovery Adminis
trator Hugh S. Johnson.
The amendments are exactly in
line with terms of a settlement by
which a strike in the industry was
averted early last month, and call
for an increase in personnel of
the industrial relations board and
its subdivisions aa well as increas
es in powers.
A five-man national board is
called for, two representing em
ployers, two employes, and the
fifth the administrator./ State
boards, with three men, will bq
T (Continued on pag* three)
Chaotic Situation Created
by Teamster Strike, in
Food Business , *
(UP)—San Francisco bay and
city traffic were paralyzed today
as 4,000 teamsters struck in sym
pathy with maritime workers. The
strike involved San Francisco and
Oakland and created a chaotic
situation among wholesale food
The teamsters' union leaders
declared they were walking out
because non-union teamsters were
employed to move the cargo from
the docks.
Storekeepers prepared them
selves with a thirty-day supply of
food avoiding tl\e immediate dan
ger of a famine.
(By United Pre**)
Labor troubles became increas
ingly critical on the Pacific coast
and in Minnesota today. Federal
mediators in Washington and scat
tered danger spots worked over
time trying to prevent general
Minnesota's three largest cities
—Minneapolis, St. Paul and Du
luth—prepared for a truck driv
ers' strike that may endanger the
cities' food supply. Minnesota-aad
Duluth drivers voted io strike on
Monday and St. Paul drivers prob
ably will vote similarly tonight.
A general strike in Minneapolis
seemed probable. -
Truck drivers and eight other
unions in San Francisco and en
virons were ready to strike before
noon in sympathy with marine
workers out since May 9. It was
feared they might be followed by
other unions in a movement that
would assume the proportions of
a general strike. The workers ig
nored the progress of President
Roosevelt's mediators in settling
the marine dispute.
In Portland, Ore., labor leaders
continued to agitate for a general
strike in support of marine work
ers. Four workers were wounded
by police bullets in rioting yester
In Milwaukee police guarded the
steel plant where rioting broke
out yesterday.
Mrs. Markham 1$
Home From Rites
Mrs. George Markham returned
last night from Jacksonville, FJa.,
where she attended the funeral of
her son, Audrey Markham, who
was drowned at Atlantic Beach
on Sunday.
Mr. Markham was unable to at.
tend the funeral on account of
his condition. Mrs. Markham was
accompanied by two nieces, Mrs.
A. C. White and Mrs. Thos. Ad

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