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- ahnnt: The New NRA Bill. SANTA MONICA, CALIF. They do say the new NRA bill, as drawn by the Gallagher and Shean of the administra tion, Messrs. Corcoran and Cohen, is more sweeping than was the original NRA. Even Gen. Hugh Johnson, once as conversational as Mrs. Astor’s par rot, but lately exiled amid the uncongen ial silences, crawls out from under a log in the woods with f'"- lichens in his hair, Pis |I3H but the lower jaw still working I j„, smoothly in the R>; >|g|ij socket, to tell how drastic a thing it is. Ilk I 'sßgi| Critics assert this legislation will cov- WMJ&jZjtk er business like a , rvin s> Cobb wet blanket over a sick pup, and point out that the number of sick pups benefited by being tucked under wet blankets is ‘quite small. However, these fussy persons belong to the opposition and don’t count. Anyhow, they didn’t count much at the last election ex cept in Maine, Vermont and one backward precinct in the Ozark mountains. • • • Friendly French Visitors. TT SEEMS we were cruelly wrong in ascribing mercenary motives to those French financiers who’ve been dropping in on us lately. They came only to establish more cordial relations. Of course, there’s a new French bond issue to be floated, but these visits were purely friendly and altruistic. Still and all, I can’t help thinking of Mr. Pinciis, who invaded the east side to invite his old neighbor, Mr. Ginsburg, whom he hadn’t seen in years, to be a guest at Mrs. Pincus’ birthday party. He gave full directions for travel ing uptown, then added: ‘‘Vere we lif now it’s von of dose swell valk-up flats. So mit your right elbow you gif a little poosh on the thoid button in the doorjam downstairs und the lock goes glick glick und in you come. You go up two floors und den, mit your other elbow, you gif one more little poosh on the foist door to the left und valk in—und vill mommer be surprised!” “Vait,” exclaimed Mr. Ginsburg. “I could get to that Bronnix. I got brains, ain’t it? But ulso I got fin gers und thumbs. Vot is de poosh mit-elbows stuff?” Murmured Mr. Pincus gently: “Surely you vouldn’t come empty handed!” * * • Visiting Ancient Ranchos. T 7 NDER the guidance of Leo Carillo, that most native of all native sons, I’ve been visiting such of the ancient ranchos as remain practically what they were before the Gringos came to southern Cali fornia. You almost expect to find Ramona weaving in a crumbly pa tio. What’s more, every one of these lovely places is lived on by one of Leo’s cousins. He has more kin folks than a microbe. They say the HW’ly Carillos were pure Spanish, bofc I insist there must have been a strong strain of Belgian hare in the ‘ stock. .When it came to progeny, the strata was to the Pacific coast \ what the Potomac shad has been to the eastern seaboard. It’s more ! than a family—it’s a species. And a mighty noble breed it is— j producing even yet the fragrant es- , sence of a time that elsewhere has \ vanished and a day when hospitality , still ruled and a naturally kindly , people had time to be mannerly and the instinct to be both simple and grandly courteous at once. , • * * Privileges of Nazidom. 'T'HE German commoner may be 1 shy on the food rations and have some awkward moments unless he conforms to the new Nari religion. But he enjoys complete freedom of 1 the press—or rather, complete free dom from the press. And lately an other precious privilege has been accorded him. He may fight duels. Heretofore, this inestimable boon was exclusive ly reserved for the highborn. But now he may go forth and carve and be carved until the field of honor • looks like somebody had been clean- ! ing fish. This increase in his blessings ! makes me recall a tale that Charley ; Russell, the cowboy artist, used to tell: “The boys were fixing to hang a horse thief,” Charley said. “He only ' weighed about ninety pounds, but for his heft he was the champion horse thief of Montana. The rope was swung from the roof of a barn. Then they balanced a long board out of the loft window, and the con demned was out at the far end of it, ready for the drop, when a stranger busted in. __ ■ _ -■ • l “Everybody thought he craved to pray, but that unknown humanita rian had a better notion than that. In lessen a minute he came inching out on-that plank and there wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd as he edged up behind the poor trembling wretch and slipped an anvil in the seat of bis pants.” IRVIN S. COBB. ©—WNU Service. iVcip# Review of Current Events BOARD MEDIATES STRIKE More Deaths As Steel Riots Continue . . . Russians Hop Over Pole to U. S. . . . New Cabinet for France w gr J 1J? They flew here from Russia: (left to right) Beliakofl, Chekalov, Baidukoff. Miss Perkins Names Three THE federal government took a hand in the settlement of the dispute between John L. Lewis’ Committee for Industrial Organiza tion and the big in dependent companies, the mediation board of i V ’ 1 Frances E. Perkins, 1 sat ' n Cleveland to hear the cases of government’s move £ f: ~J was prompted as a, a > the steel strikes, af- Secy. Perkins fecting plants in several states, threatened new out breaks of violence which might be beyond the powers of local or even state governments to control. As the mediators began their task of effecting a compromise, a dozen persons had been killed in strike riots and scores more injured since the strike against Republic, Bethle hem, Youngstown Sheet & Tube, and Inland started May 26. Eighty five thousand workers already had lost approximately $10,000,000 in wages. The climactic incident which finally goaded the government into some action other than occasional “off-the-record” statements was a widely-publicized telegram to Presi dent Roosevelt from Gov. Martin L. Davey of Ohio, fearful lest the bloodshed already occurring in Youngstown and other cities breed into a little civil war. “Apparently every avenue of ap proach available to the state of Ohio has been exhausted for the time be ing,” Governor Davey wired. “It appears that the matter has gone way beyond the powers and oppor tunities of one state to deal with it.” Charles P. Taft 11, Cincinnati lawyer, son of the former Presi dent and chief justice, and a mem ber of the “brain trust” of Gover nor Landon’s presidential cam paign, was named chairman of the mediation board. Appointed to sit with him were Lloyd K. Garrison, former president of the national la bor relations board, and Edward F. McGrady, assistant secretary of la bor and a former A. F. of L. or ganizer under Samuel Gompers. The mediation board had a job cut out for it. It was to conduct an investigation of the strikes and the grievances of both sides, then make recommendations for a settlement. It has power to act as arbitrator only if both sides request it to do so. The first stumbling block it en countered was the refusal of Tom Girdler, chairman of Republic, to sit in the same room with C. I. O. representatives. Girdler, leader of the companies’ fight to keep the plants open despite the unions, agreed to help in the supplying of facts and information, but would not consider appearance at a concilia tion conference. Johnstown's Martial Law Mayor daniel j. shields, of Johnstown, Pa., where 15,000 were out of work because of the forced shut - down of Bethlehem Steel’s Cambria plant, was not so successful in his appeal to the Pres ident. Federal action to prevent recurring riots with attendant in juries was refused him. But Gov. George H. Earle declared martial law there and forced BethleHfem to close the plant, despite vigorous protests. Forty thousand coal min ers had announced they would hold a mass meeting to decide upon ac tion in aiding the steel strikers; rioting between strikers, non-strik ers and police seemed imminent, but in the face of the Pennsylvania police they did not come off. Death Strikes for Two 'T'WO C. I. O. strikers were killed and 25 persons were injured as strikers and police fought for three hours in front of the Republic Steel plant in Youngstown, Ohio, before a truce was arranged between Sher iff Ralph Elser and John Steven son, union organizer. Gov. Davey finally sent troops. A mob of strikers had attacked a company of police on guard at the plant, forcing the latter to retali ate with tear gas guns. Snipers among the mob tried to pick off MIDLAND JOURNAL, RI&INQ SUN, MD, policemen from vantage points on nearby hills. At neighboring cities of Warren and Canton police were apprehen sive because of threats by the C. I. O. union to prevent a proposed back-to-work movement by loyal Republic Steel workers. —-K Steel Wants Its Mail THE Republic Steel corporation filed in the federal district court in Washington a petition for a writ of mandamus compelling Postmas ter General Farley to deliver parcel post packages to plants in Ohio which local postmasters have re fused to deliver. The petition charged that the local postmaster at Niles, Ohio, was re fusing to deliver packages contain ing food and clothing and addressed to the loyal workers who were be ing housed inside the Republic plant. It charged that this refusal was made after the postmaster had reached an “understanding” with two members of the union. “Having waited a week for a re ply to our letter ... to Mr. Farley and having received none, we have no recourse but to such legal action as is available to us under the cir cumstances involved,” said John S. Brooks, Jr., counsel for the corpora tion. He said separate suits will be instituted in Ohio against the local postmasters involved. Harry J. Dixon, local postmaster of Warren, at a hearing by the sen ate post office committee, testified that because of a ruling by W. W. Howes, first assistant postmaster general, he had refused to accept for delivery to the plants thousands of packages containing food, soap, clothing or other articles considered “abnormal.” —ft— Short Cut from Soviet THREE Russian airmen success fully completed the first non-stop airplane flight from the Soviet Un ion to the United States. Taking the short, but hazardous, route over the North pole, they hopped off from Moscow to arrive in Vancouver, Wash., 63 hours and 17 minutes lat er, after traveling nearly 6,000 miles. They had planned to alight at Oakland, Calif., but poor visi bility drove them down 580 miles from their goal. The three were Pilot Valeri Chek aloff, Co-Pilot George Phillipovitch Baibukoff and Navigator Alexander Vassilievitch Beliakoff. Their flight, in a single-motored monoplane, took place only a few days after the opening of the Soviet floating weath er station at the pole, to make scien tific observations preparatory to es tablishing trans-polar air routes. French Premier Quits PACED with one of those financial * crises all too frequent in recent French history, Premier Leon Blum asked the senate for powers which would make him ■HPEMhI financial dictator of ■ France for about six weeks. He did not believe it possible to bring order into L the treasury without IT so drastic a meas- I ure. When it was refused he and the 20 members of his cab- L inet resigned. He had served 117 days Premier Blum of his second year as premier of France— something of a modern record. Pres ident Albert Lebrun designated Ca mille Chautemps, radical socialist and a former premier, to attempt the formation of a new cabinet. A suc cessor to Blum was not immediately in sight. The Popular Front government was one of the bulwarks of leftist tendencies in Europe, as opposed to extreme Fascism, and openly ex pressed its sympathy for the Spanish loyalists. Its passing is extremely important in international affairs. —■¥— Barrie's Last Curtain C IR JAMES M. BARRIE, novelist and playwright, whose whimsical pen gave to the world many impor tant works of literature, including "Peter Pan,” “The Little Minister,” “Dear Brutus,” and “What Every Woman Knows,” died of bronchial pneumonia in London. He was sev enty-seven years old. t To Sign or ,Not THERE is no issue of wages, hours or other material de mands in the strife between the independent steel corporations and John L. Lewis’ Committee for In dustrial Organization. The corpora tions have agreed to all of the demands of the unions—verbally. “Verbally”—that is the Word which has for weeks kept thousands of workers in eight or ten states from returning to their jobs. The C. I. O. demands that the corporations put their agreement in the form of a written contract. The corporations refuse. And the unions have refused to call off the strikes until they get the signatures on the line. Union officials have taken the po sition that if the company officials are willing to agree orally to union demands they ought to be willing to confirm the agreement in writing. Lewis has demanded that President Roosevelt intervene to force the companies to sign. At a press con ference the President refused to say officially what was his reaction to the demand. He did say—and emphasized that he was not speak ing “officially”—that he could not see why the companies would not make written agreements. Tom Girdler, chairman of the board of the Republic Steel corpora tion, explained the companies’ stand: “The reason the C. I. O. wants a signed contract is because such a contract would be the first step toward the closed shop and the check-off. “Under the closed shop every worker has to belong to a union, whether he wants to or not. The closed shop is actually a ‘deal’ be tween the employer and the union whereby the employer helps to force every employee into the union. Under the checkoff the company takes unions dues out of the pay envelopes of all its employees and hands them over to the union. “Does the C. I. O. contract pre serve industrial peace? It does not. They have broken numerous con tracts.” —k— Bilbao Falls at Last BILBAO, capital of the Spanish loy alists, fell before an attacking force for the first time in history; it _ had withstood many pHHKp sieges dating from medieval ages. In M the bombing and I - -1 shelling which broke *55? fSs the “iron ring” of 1 I 'WH defense the loyalists f IV Jj had so steadfastly fißjfPfcjf maintained the city fifc ■:>: was literally torn to shreds and the death toll, which included many women and Gen. Franco children, was enor mous. But as the Fascists moved in, parading jubi lantly, to take possession of the city for Gen. Francisco Franco, not a shot was fired. The last defenders had fled toward Santander, 45 miles to the west. The Basques were es timated to have used 75,000 men in defending Bilbao; 10,000 were either killed or wounded. —k— After the Red Purge E'OR the first time since the World " war the chief of staff of the Ger man army, Gen. Ludwig Beck, went to Paris to visit the French chief of staff. And just about the same time Baron Constantin von Neurath, Ger man foreign minister who recently completed a tour of central Europe, announced that he would visit Lon don as a guest of the British govern ment. It was believed that the purpose of the two visits was to reach an under standing between the four great powers of western Europe, to the exclusion of Soviet Russia—an un derstanding such as Germany and Italy have long dteamed about. With eight important Russian gen erals having been recently executed for treason, with virtually the entire Red military staff under suspicion, it was apparent that Russia’s impor tance as a military power had taken a sudden drop, for the immediate future at least. And with the resig nation of the Popular Front govern ment in France, which had been fa vorable to the communists, it looked like the golden opportunity to con vince France that an alliance with Soviet Russia was an unreliable one, —k— The Tax Parade AS A congressional committee opened hearings on tax evasion and avoidance by wealthy citizens, Secretary of the Treasury Morgen thau was among the first to testify. He said the nation was losing hun dreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue through such tactics. Then his under-secretary, Roswell Magill, suggested three changes in the pres ent tax laws: That depletion reduc tions be eliminated, that community property provisions now in effect in some states be circumvented, and that higher levies be put upon the American-earned incomes of non resident aliens. The first names mentioned in the hearings were connected with the practice of forming foreign corpora tions to which individual incomes are transferred, a scheme which treas ury officials said was usually within “the letter of the law.” Among the first names were: Philip De Ronde, former president of the Hibernia Trust company of New York, now Paraguayan consul in New York; Jules S. Bache, New York banker; Jacob Schick, ex-army officer and electric-razor inventor, and Charles Laughton, motion-picture actor. © New York Post.—WNU Service. Dean-Frick Battle Has Made Cardinals More Serious Outfit XT O DOUBT the real facts in the case are merely that Dizzy Dean has recently happened to have some of his best days while ill-luck has been continuing its overdue catching up with Carl Hubbell. Maybe that isn’t the whole expla nation, though. Certainly a change has come over the Cards’ dugout since the St. Louis representatives were training in Florida and since the season opened. During the training period Frankie Frisch’s young men were more concerned with the lighter as pects of life than with the business of baseball. Having read in the newspapers that they were due to win a pennant they let it go at that and devoted their more diligent attention to guitar concerts on street corners. Once the National league season had started there was no greater concern over frequent de feats. Somehow the athletes seemed to believe that such rebuffs could not happen to them in real life and th-.lt they would wake up almost any morning to find they merely had been victims of bad dreams. Captain Leo Durocher, having played with a Yankee team or two that similarly misplaced its confi dence over a portion of the season, was one of the few who had a cor rect line on the situation. “Yeah, we’ve got a good team but it’s a young one,” he explained when the Cards were moving blithe ly and none too adeptly through their early season exercises. “A team like that can win a pennant and it also can finish away down with the Dodgers. It’s all how the breaks fall or, rather, how things click. Something’s got to wake' us up and start us going. What? How do I know? How does any one know? Those things just happen. “Remember that time in Cleve land when Mike Gazella, just a sub stitute, practically browbeat a Yan kee team into snapping out of it and grabbing the flag? Nobody told him to do it. He just happened to touch off the spark when too many great players were feeling low or acting careless. Something similar can happen to us. Then watch.” Viewing the Cards in the dugout before a game recently, I remem bered that conyersa tion. The collection OS of babbling, care free young men who V £ ' 'wfN were more con- jr;;., ,V a>' *|||| cerned with carry- ij.--" ing on feuds among themselves than |L\ with doing serious damage to the oppo sition a month ago I had changed. The I Cards were not the hard - bitten Gas Dizzy Dean House Gangsters of two or three seasons ago but neith er were they joy-riding youths. More than anything they were like the Giants who sat in the dugout across from them. Serious athletes, that is. Young men not given to too much carryings on but intent upon giving the fans who crowded the stands a fair break for the at tention lavished upon them. Even Dean, ordinarily a gentle man who could give a ten-mile start to Tennyson’s famed brook in any babbling contest, was as silent as Hubbell across the way. Only once in the 30 minutes immediately pre ceding game time was there any thing like the celebrated Dean wit and humor. Then some stranger intruded to ask for the classic Dean signature on a baseball. “Shucks,” was the reply then. “Get away, man. The only way I’ll sign anything with that guy’s name on it is with a bat.” Since the name of Ford Frick, president of the National league and the recent spanker of Mr. Dean, is prettily written on all the league baseballs before they leave the fac tory, there seemed no doubt about who “that guy” was. Also the chorused amens which followed this fervent announcement seem now to indicate what has converted the Cards into a team. Definitely, the St. Louis represen tatives continue to chafe under the reprimand of the league president who was only doing his duty. Frick revealed to them that they were not quite the objects of popular adora tion that some of them had con ceived themselves to be. Since the truth hurts worse than anything else the young men were bound to get ev4n. Dean pitched as he can pitch when he remembers he is no longer a barefooted kid in an Arkansas cot ton patch. The Cards played the ball of which they are capable. NOT IN THE BOX SCORE: TJ ILL STEWART, baseball umpire and former chief of referees la the National Hockey league, plans to dress the Chicago Black Hawks in Balloon silk pants and gandy Jerseys when he starts managing them next season. Says it will give them more crowd appeal . . . Chan Parmelee, who gave promise of becoming as good a pitcher as his big brother who stars for the Cnbs, has decided to quit baseball rather than continue on a Dodgers’ farm. One of the most eminent metro politan bookmakers, inside and out side the tracks, is getting away with a new gag. Each day one of the bookie’s representatives noseys around the jockeys’ room and sec retary’s office seeking red hot in formation . . . Jersey golfers are saying that Foster Fargo, powerful seventeen-year-old who enters Yale next fall, will be one of the links’ top notchers within a couple of seasons. The Plainfield youngster, who tied with Craig Wood for the medal in the 1936 Jersey open and who has been champion at Hotchkiss for the past three years, is long off the tees and warm on the greens. Owners of New York’s three major league baseball clubs are tiffing with one another again because of their agreement to ban radio broadcasts from the parks. It seems that the bank which handles everything so nicely for the Dodgers and pays two managers to keep them in the sec ond division wants to break the agreement for 25 G’s . . . The U. S. G. A., which has managed to ball up most of its tournaments in recent years, should have sent a representative to the P. G. A. tour ney at the Pittsburgh Field club. The pros and John McGraw, presi dent of the club, did such a courte ous and efficient job that even the most hardened golf writers now have new faith in human nature. Those touts who expected to reap a harvest at the new du Pont race track near Wilmington are scared of only one thing—the Delaware lynch ing laws . . . John Ogden, Balti more Orioles, business manager, blames International league happen ings on the rainy spring weather. Says hard-hit balls had no chance to bounce on the soggy infields and so pitchers with very little stuff have been getting by against power .teams. Mr. and Mrs. Tony Now Follow the Horses Now that he has retired from prizefighting Tony Canzoneri and the pretty Mrs. Tony get ________ their thrills out o f §|||ff watching horse Schacht, the base- -y ball comedian who has just signed a SSSW hacdsomethree-year “; movie contract, gets $250 each time h e puts on his act in a big league park . . . |9 The use of that green aniline grass dye Tony that attracted so Canzoner | much attention at the Army-Navy game last fall has spread to the hunts field where it is used to give a permanent ap pearance to the temporary jumps . . . Paul Mellon, incidentally, has joined that very select group of life members in the United Hunts. Pug Peace, 190-pound blocking back who starred for the frosh team last fall, is being named as a sure fire star on the Pitt varsity, which should be better than ever in Octo ber . . . Although boxers are sup posed to appear entirely in the nude when they weigh in for fights, the ever modest Tony Galento always wears his wrist watch . . . Flam ingo Joe Widener, the Belmont own er who always runs off to Europe before the season's big race at his track, has patched up his feud with the United Hunts. / Ky Laffoon is the only big-time golfer who chews tobacco during a tournament. Whenever he gets in a tough spot he just spurts out a thin geyser of juice and steps up and belts the ball . . . Mrs. J. G. Clark named her clever Irish Battle jump er Wibm because of her friendly rivalry with Mrs. Marion Gibson, M. F. H. of the Goldens Bridge! Hounds. The name means “Will I beat Marion’’ and the bookmakers don’t like it . . . Gabe Genovise, manager of the former middleweight champion, Babe Risko, paid trans portation charges on Hans Haver lick, the Austrian heavyweight who is being handled by the Woodman and Lawrence combination. Battling Nelson, who held the lightweight championship from 1908 to 1910, celebrated his 55th birthday recently . . . Amateur golfers in Philadelphia play annually for a trophy donated "by Howard Ehmke, former Athletic pitcher who struck out 13 Cubs in the 1929 world’s series opener at Wrigley field . . . Sad Sam Gibson, who won his first ten games for the San Francisco Seals this spring, is thirty-nine years old . . . Frank Kanaly, Yale track coach, devised a set of blinkers, similar to those used on horses, to break Easton Burlingame, one of his sprinters, -from looking back in a race . . . Hans Wagner, the Pirates’ coach, has stopped riding subways to the Polo Grounds since a Johnny Quick Fingers picked his pocket for S6O on the Pirates’ first trip to New York this year . . . Jimmy Isminger, dean of the Phil adelphia baseball writers, has dis covered what’s wrong with the Ath letics . . . Their first western trip didn’t last long enough.