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Spanish Shrapnel And
<hells Drop on French
soil Killing Twenty
?Indanserinff M any
ami Threatening
Peace of Europe
at M. r. y of Rebel
W ho Viel.1 No
Rv Harrison La Roche
Cvovr-ii;. bv United Press)
Sl!1 Srbahian. Spain. Sept. 3 ?
iUP. Shr.ono. rifle and machine
bullo dropped on French soil
... w ?:iiKii:m 20 and endanger
th.>us.mds as r bel forces.
,u'i< lr:.; their final major oflens
:?'!!! and San Sebastian,
rtillery positions a
martyr i>: a mile nearer their ob
deserted by th'ir
ommander. fouu'h: desperately un
?er direction of an anarchist com
Biuee. Rebel shells and aerial
c::nb- fell in Irun. San Sebastian
mi Fnntarabia.
I,,-. ammunition supplies ran
ian-erotihy low but the defenders,
at .rar-: .ever to surrender, fought
0 the deith.
rj et fire to a match
acury on the outskirts of Irun. As
he b;2 -tuns moved up armored
ir c o abreast of the attacking
loyalist ranks deep ned
;tl vac day when the rebels,
id iting their positions
? 3 . uij and Fort San Marcial.
f lu'.rvj their attack on Irun.
At four p. in. Thursday the in
ur. > unleahed an artillery bar
... ;a:;: t I:a:i. Infantry assault
p: . mas'd behind a formidable
Ine of armored cars,
p uc ruled in San Sebastian. In
he dark hours iust before dawn
of civilians ran wildly to
ii -our . ir:;.~ of their homes when
explosion convinced them
1 r ; .ttack had been renewed.
,:rov <i to have come frcn
c\: ? ; n in a downtown cafe
: 'rvo'.m citizeiv. who have
;? ? , it nf a rebel assault for
par .veek. were unnerved. Rebel
r : San Marcial further dam
? : their morale.
Mi who fi d panic stricken
t::: v.y last night refused to;
T.'.e rebel offensive was the most
utcno.vf' thus far.
R . ; . u:e.> at two p. m. bombed
..i Otie bomb struck the
rmergrncy hospital iO
popular front had taken
wounded In the San
M One red plane sought
rebel fliers wlio ma
da ngerously over the
.' I; resort at Hendaye.
:nv planes took to the
?s'.d the frontier. The
f pilo; had orders to drive
. planes out of France,
order French authori
"(iday handled a huge ex
: . . from Spain, pre
? at any moment with
ght of militia men.
h ? of whom already have
across the frontier.
!i now have 6600 gen
and mobile guards on the
I I k ( % , .
im > \l MERCY OF
By Harold Kttlinger
' ' u?i. by Utuud Press)
i>?;n. S^pt. 3. ? < UP) ?
1 forces had Irun at
'?agar.. Their guns were
F< irabia from Fort
and Carlist monarch
held every strategic
hills around the be
t d powerful help
>: Sa?i Sebastian the
?>fending Irun are in
They must Sight
? against superior
.. hey held until yes
?. imp of dust-grey
ibove the town of
uiso is doomed, and
?<! defenders there
' m" suicidal counter
? rebel forces driving
1 ' ? ;
??n? machine gun fire
the innocent-looking
? tig the Bidassoa river
ted. swarthy Carlist
aiciden seemed to me
- r ;-a on page two)
New Industry To Employ
Many Local Girls
Fur Industry, Unique In j
South, Comes From
Elizabeth City girls are wont to
deplore the fact that they so far
outnumber the town's male popu
lation. but this very fact was in
directly and largely responsible
for Elizabeth City acquiring an
industry this week that may in
time distribute a $200,000 payroll
The new industry is the Pioneer
Fur manufacturing Co.. manu
facturers. wholesalers and retail
ers of fur coats and fur pieces. It
is located on the second and third
floor of the Sharber Building on
East Main Street and is under the
management of Henry Piatt, of
New York. State.
Piatt tells an interesting story
of how his company happened to
locate in Elizabeth City.
"Communists and labor agita
tors made things so miserable and
unpleasant for us up in New York
State." said Piatt, "that we reach
ed a decision to move to the South.
We made this decision despite the
fact that the South has never
been considered as a suitable lo
cation for a fur manufacturing
concern. As a matter of fact, I
don't know of such a concern in
the South.
"We looked over sevcarl towns
in Virginia and finally reached
Norfolk. It didn't take us long to
find out that Norfolk was not the
type of place for our business. But
in interviewing girls in Norfolk we
learned that there are in Norfolk
hundreds of girls from all over
Northeastern North Carolina, who
went there to get jobs because
there were no jobs open for them
in their own communities. So we
decided that if Northeastern
North Carolina had a surplus of
girls, we'd better locate in some
town in that section because 75
per cent of our employes are girls
"We came down to Elizabeth
City last Saturday and had a talk
with G. C. Meads, your Chamber
of Commerce secretary, who out
lined the town's advantages to us.
We came back the first of this
week and signed a lease for our
quarters. I think we are going to
like Elizabeth City just fine and
I hope things work out so that wc
can move our entire plant here."
For the time being, only a port
ion of the company's machinery
and equipment is being moved
here, but Mr. Piatt says if things
work out all right the entire plant
will be moved here next year.
The company will began opera
tions next Tuesday, with from 10
to 15 employes. By April it is
hoped to have 200 employes work
"Fur manufacturing is a hard
trade to learn." said Mr. Piatt,
"and we must necessarily pay low
wages at first, but as the girls
learn their pay will be increased
gradually. We perfer to break in
inexperienced local labor, instead
of importing trained labor. Ex
cept for myself, all our employes
will be local persons."
Incidentally, the Pioneer Fur
Manufacturing Company will af
ford local women an opportunity
of buying fur coats direct from the
manufacturer at a saving of from
30 to 40 per cent off the regular
retail price.
Mr. Harry Linet is president of
the company, while at present
operates a factory at Emaus.
Pennsylvania, near Allentown.
The first truck load of equip
ment arrived yesterday including
seven cutting machines, cutting
tables and 20 cases containing be
tween twelve and fifteen hundred
rabbit pelts, which will be the
material used until local labor i
has become sufficiently proficient
in the work to use higher grade i
According to J. C. Sawyer, local
realty operator Vho negotiated j
contract the property was acquired
under a one year lease with pri
vilage of renewal.
Roosevelt and
Temple Co-Star
Raleigh, Sept. 3.? (UP'?Frank
lin D. Roosevelt and Shirley Tem
ple are the most popular name
sakes in North Carolina this year.
Miss Mary Cheatham of the Child
Maternity and Infancy division of
the State Boakd of Health, said
Among the other names coming
into the division were Garner De
lanc, Jesse James and a score of
Joe Louis's.
4-Year-Old Kerns 503
Waiting To Shake
Hands Witii Landon
Leon, Icwa, Sept. 3?'UP) ?
Four-year-old Jimmy Hoffman
kept 500 of his townspeople
waiting here today to shake
hands with Governor Alfred M.
Landon. because Jimmy wore a
cowboy suit similar to one
which Landon recently gave
his own four-year-old, Jack.
When the Rcpulican Presid
ential candidate emerged from
a barber shop where he stopped
for a shave enroute to Dcs
Moines, the crowd surged for
ward to shake his hand. Gov.
Landon. spied Jimmy. "Hello,
partner." he said, shaking
hands with the boy. "How do
you do. Mister Governor?" Jim
my replied politely. Landon
chatted with the lad and then
shook hands with everyone in
the crowd.
Majority of Creditors
In Accord With
Efforts of the City of Elizabeth i
City, with some of its bonds and j
interest in default, to return to a
sound condition of finance, seem
assured. Only a little more time
appears necessary before a suffi
cient number of bondholders will
have accepted the city's "Refund
ing Plan of May 1. 1936." to make
it effective in rcp.dadjusting the
schedule of municipal debt scrivce
o a point where expenditure vm
be adjusted to income and the city
enabled to operate within its
Holders of 52 per cent of the
bonds of the city have deposited
their certificates with the State
Treasurer, acting as depositary
under the refunding plan, or have
assented to the plan, according to
word received the North
Carolina Local Government Com -
mission. Owners of bonds now on
deposit will ieccive,??with in about
two weeks, a checkvfor 25 per cent
of the interest due them, and as
those bonds which have not al
ready been deposited arc received
by the depositary, checks in simil
ar proportion will be sent them,
according to notifications being j
sent all bond holders over the
signatures of Mayor Jerome B.
Flora and S. II. Johnsan, chair
man of the Elizabeth City Public
Utilities Commission.
The issuance of new bonds to
replace existing issues and of the
3 per cent bonds to be issued in
payment of the remaining 75 per
cent of accrued interest must wait
upon the acceptance of the plan
by holders approximately 85 per
cent of the bonds, but city offi
"iolc orr> />rinfirlr?nt that. Slich aC
ecptance is but a question of time.
Under the refunding plan, a
dopted by the city with the colla
boration of the North Carolina
Municipal Council and the Local
Government Commission the city
proposes to replace $1,252,000 of
its outstanding utility bonds, and
$468,500 of its other indebtness.
with bonds bearing 4 per cent in
terest for the first 10 years, 4'/2
percent for the succeeding 10 and
returning to the normal 5 per cent
rate for the remainder of their
term; while after paying in cash
25 per cent of accumilated inter
est the balance would be paid
through the issuance Of 3 per cent
funding bonds.
With accumilated interest paid
in part and the remainder of the
obilgation discharged by issuing
lo winterest bonds maturities rc
arraingned in a manner consist
ent with the city's ability to pay
and interest of the whole tempor
arily reduced, officials think that
there is no question that it will
possible to take care of obligations
from tax levies and the $75,000
which the Public Utilities Com
mission is oblgiated to conrtibute
each year toward debt service.
This view is concurred in by the
Notrh Carolina Municipal Coun
cil, which made the survey of the
city's finances, the basis of the re
funding plan.
Landon In
I *o\V Wo\v
De Moines, Sept. 3?(UP)? Two
.smiling contestants for the nation's
highest office clasped hands here
today, voiced a sentence or two of
social pi asantries and later sat
down, one as President of the Unit
ed States and the other as the Gov
ernor of a drought arflicteci State,
to survey problems affecting the
country's granary as a whole.
The two were Franklin Delano
Rc.o.-.cv It and A!f. M. Landon.
The mot in th executive offices
of Iowa's Golden-Domed Capiio)
building and Governor Clyde M.
Herring did the honors in pre cnt
ing them. Mr. Roosevelt. standing
erect with his youngest son, John
at his side, was the first to speak
as Gov. Landon walked loiward
with outstretched hand. "Gover
nor". he remarked. "I understand
you had a very hard motor ride in
order to get here in time from To
"Yes, I did," Landon repile;l.
The President then turn d and
introduced John, a six-foot, five
Harvard undergraduate, who wore
a white linen suit in contract to
itis father's double-breasted gray
flannels. ?
The meeting of the two. lasting j
but a half a minute, was the first
since Landon. then a relatlv ly <lb
scure public figure, came 'o Wash
ington at the beginning of 0'ie
Roosevelt administration, to pre
sent his State at a hearing involv
ing cooperation with the Federal 1
Goverrment in regulating oil pro- s
duction. '
The President sat for more than >
a half hour in the ornate of rice of j
Herring awaiting the assembly of
his conferees.
Gov. Landon was 12 minutes late j
in arriving but lost no time in bur- ,
rying to Ms appointment place ,
where lunch on was being delayed. (
When the brier introductory cere- j
mony was over between Mr. Roo-e- |
vclt and his Republican opponent. (
the other Governors, who during the
afternoon sat around the confer- <
ence table with the President for an c
exploration of the drought question. <?
were ushered quickly forward. At
the luncheon in a special dining ]
room off the executive offices. Mr. j
Roosevelt had little or no time for
conversation with Gov. Landon, who (
was three seats removed from him ,
at the table. t
Landon Offers Plan ]
The President sat on the right of ;
Gov. Herring, his hast, while th" ^
Kan?an was separated by Governor i
H. Jalmar Petersen of Minnesota I
and Gov. Guy Parks of Missouri. {
On the left of Gov. Herring was
Federal Judge Charles Dewey of J
Dcs Moines, a Repulican.
A.-; soon as the luncheon was over |.
tho drought conferences began, Mr. i
Roosevelt taking tlie Governors one j
at a time together with the United
States Senators from their respcc- !
tive States.
Gov. Landon's stoty or conditions
in his State was perhaps more op
timitic than ome of the other, but
carried emphasis on the need for i
an adequate program of soil con- \
servation and water storage. 1
He was able to tell the President
that conditions in Kansas probably (
were not as serious as during the <
1934 drought and to refer to th? J
1934 drought program which Lan- 1
don suggested to the administration
and in which he pledgee! the full co- (
operation of his State. (
That program, which the Govor- y
nor recently has gone over again (
with Ills advisers on this trip. Dean (
L. E. Call, Dr. Harry Umbcrgcr and j
Continued on page two) I
I s
The Lady Peace t
Is Down In Wales i
Llandilo, Wales, Sept. 3.? <UP> 1
?Harry Richman ancl Dick Mer
rill decided tonight to spend the 1
night on the little Welsh farm *
where they were forced down by r
lack of fuel in their round-trip
dash between New York and Lon- 1
don. ]
They plan to take off at 9 a. m. 4
for London where they will await 1
favorable weather for the return 4
trip to New York. Their plane, 4
"Lady Peace," rested beside what '
Richman called "the prettiest lit- j
tie brook you ever saw."
Their flight was made in ap- (
proximately 18 hours ? a trans- '
Atlantic record. Richman, night '
club singer and radio star, bus
tled around the plane, but Merrill,
whose cool nerve and practiced
hand brought the Lady ePace to
a close-shave landing in a cow
pasture, rested in the early hours
of tonight. Later he got up to look
over the situation.
He found that tomorrow he will
have to take off from a pasture
350 yards square and surrounded
by a hedge. Later he and Richman
went to the small Cawdor hotel
and had supper. _ j
' *
Molly, the squirrel, will pro
bably stick to her natural hab
itat in the tree tops hereafter,
as a result of a distressing ex
perience she met with the other
City workmen were resur
facing First Street with a bi
tuminous tar and gravel sur
facing material. The tar had
just been sprayed over the
Leaping from the curbing,
Molly landed on all fours in
the Tar and bunched her mus
?les for a second leap. But?
to her amazement and con
sternation ?she could not move.
Poor Molly was distressed. Mol
ly. who had always been as a
what it was like to be fettered
or hampered in any manner,
S .vr.s trapped. It was life's dark
est moment for the little
bushy-tailed rodent.
But about that time a work
man espied Molly and rccogni
ed her plight. Picking her up,
he wiped the sticky tar off her
feet on a near by plot of grass
and turned her loose.
Molly scampered to the top
of the nearest tree and looked
down gratefully at her human I
benefactor. She has not been
seem crossing the street since.
Landon Leads
Roosevelt In
New York, Sept. 3.? <UP> Gov.
handon is leading President Roo
levclt by more than two to one 1
11 the first scattering returns from
'our Eastern states in the Literary <
Digest nation-wide president poll. 1
he weekly magazine will say in 1
ts issue of Saturday. <
The combined vote in Maine. <
^ew Jersey, New York and Pcnn- 1
iylvania. fairly strong Republican :
dates, shows 16.056 votes for Lan
Jon an 7.645 for Roosevelt. Union
sarty candidate William Lcmke
soiled three per cent or 754 of the 1
.otal 24.639 votes cast in the poll.
Socialist Norman Thomas re
ceived 109 ballots and four other
?andidates divided 125 votes. Lan
lon's lead was greatest in Maine
where he got 1.831 vates to Roose
velt's 522. New Jersey voters cast
2.660 ballots for Landon and 1.621
:or Roosegclt.
In New York 2,724 ballots wore
?asl for tiu* president and 5,931
or Landon. Pennsylvania, one of
he six states to go Republican in
[932, gave Landon 5.634 ballots
igainst 2.778 for Roosevelt. None
if the ballots came from the met
ropolitan areas of New York City.
Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, which :
ire predominantly Democratic.
The Digest said Lcmke was get- :
ing four votes from former Roo- 1
ievelt supporters for every erst- 1
while Hoover backer. The maga
zine expects to poll 10.000.000 peo- 1
rlc before the November elections.
C. E. Bailey's State driver's per
nit was revoked by tlie Slate High 1
vay Safety Division on February !
>0. 1936, and notice of such re- ?
vocation was mailed to Bailey '
?n that date, stated Arthur Fulk,
iirector of the Highway Safety '
Jivision yesterday in response to
i ciuery from the United Press. 1
Bailey, on trial in Dare County 1
Recorder's Court Tuesday on '
?barges of drunken driving and 1
iriving without permit, testified (
inder oath that lie had never re- !
?eived any notice from Raleigh 1
hat his driver's permit had been }
According to Highway Safety 1
3ivision officials. Bailey's permit
s revoked until February 20. 1937, '
recording to law. and the .fact '
.hat, officers here have not actual- 1
y taken the permit from him does 1
lot permit Bailey to drive an au- :
omiblc in this State until after '
he vcvokation empires.
The local State Highway Patrol- '
nan have not yet explained why
hey never took up Bailey's per- 1
nit after it was revoked.
Bailey was convicted in Pasqtto
ank Recorder's Court on February J
12. 1936, of drunken driving. This
?onviction automatically imposed ?
i $50 fine and revoked his driv
er's permit for a year. But in 1
?ourt in Dare County Tuesday he 1
estificd that the permit had been 1
evoked for only 90 days that he
lad never been officially notified
if the revokation, and that the 1
icrmit had never been taken from 1
A. M.
8:30 Men's Christian Federa
P. M.
8:00 Cardinals Practice.
8:00 I. O. O. F.; Daughters
of America.
8:30 B. P. O. E.
An American
Arthority On
Soviet Russia
Editor's Note:?Dr. Jules I.
Bogcn, Editor-in-Chief of the
New York Journal of Commerce
is touring Russia, studying the
effects of the five-year plans to
forecast future Soviet economic
activities. The following is the
first of a scries of dispatches
written for the United Press.
Future dispatches will be carried
as they are received.
By Dr. Jules I. Gogen
Editor-in-Chief, Now York Jour
nal of Commerce,
iWritten For The United Press)
Moscow, Sept. 3? <UP> ?Resid
ential construction and manufact
ure of clothing and other consum
er goods will receive chief empha
sis in the third five-year plan,
which Soviet - authorities already
have begun to discuss.
Expansion of cultural activities,
such as newspaper and in schools,
also will be pressed.
The third-year plan will cover
the period from 1933 to 1942. Act
ually, Soviet Russia economy is
conducted primarily on the basis
of annual plans. Over the next
three months for example, quotas
for 1937 production, operating re
cords and unit costs for major di
visions of industry and trade will
jc set up by a State planning com
mission and various commissariats
will fix them for trust and indiv
idual plants throughout the coun
try. The annual control figures
involve deviations from the sec
ond five-year plan, coming to a
:: use next year, but generally will
be quite close lo the latter.
A prominent Soviet official con- j
versant with American conditions
ventures the view that by the close
of the third five-year plan in 1942 J
the standard of living of the pop
ulation will closely approach that J
of employed workers in advanced
countries of western Europe, and
that by the end of the fourth five
year plan it will begin to approach
that of the United States.
If the progres aschicved in the
past three years is to be project- 1
^d in the future this prediction J
seems reasonable, except for au
tomobiles and perhaps housing. (
The first five-year plan was .
frankly designed to establish an !
"industrial base" for the country. '
Stress was laid entirely on iron '
and steel plants and railroad con- .
struct ion. The second five-year ''
plan shifted the emphasis to con
sumer goods. As a result, as !
far as many staple food products
a?*o concerned. Soviet Russia now J
posses plentiful supplies for the ;
population at prices in some
cases not far above the world lo- '
Most, articles of clothing are
still relatively scarce and thus are
high-priced. However, and the
situation will not be corrected for
a few years unless there is some
radical change, the present policy ,
leads to imports of textiles for 1
In urban housing the Soviet '
inion is still backward, compared .
with more advanced industrial na- J
lions. The situation is an cspeci- ?
ally difficult, one. There was a *
sreat housing shortage in Rus
sian cities, based on modern
standards, even before the war
Residential construction all but
stopped during the war and the \
rears of civil strife following. c
More than 15 per cent of all
structures were destroyed during .
that period, it has been estimated. 1
When building activity began to 1
revive, the intensive industrial '
program caused a major shift in
the population from rural areas /
to cities. The urban population 1
pf the country 10 years ago was *
ipproximateiy 17 per cent. Today j.
it is about 25 per cent. At the j
same time the total population of '
the country was increased more r
than 20 millions. ?
In many communities families ;
pf two and three persons have but 1
pne room. Renting of apartments
in new houses has often been sim- |
ilarly restricted to spread avail
ible facilities. In several new fac
tory towns where apartments were
puilt along with industrial plants
the situation is better.
Under the new five-year plan
now taking shape there will bo
vast production of goods. Public 1
works will not be neglected, how- 1
ever. Vigorous efforts will be '?
made t,o complete such major pro- 1
jects as modernizing Moscow. c
In the first and second five-year v
plans Soviet authorities showed
Lhe.v were able to fulfiill in the s
main their announced objectives. f
Increased output and consump- ,
I,ion of goods contemplated by the
third plan is designed to bring
clown retail prices more generally
to a world price level in all pro
bability without further devaluat- '
ing'thc ruble.'
Weather Statistics
September 3, 193C f
Highest temperature ? -83 j
Lowest temperature 70 ,
Average temperature 76 5 ,
Rainfall ? 07 I
Wind direction?south.
Character of day- -cloudy. i
In March, 1935, when Mrs.
George Thompson, nee Milli
cent Sanders, tlien Commodore
of the girls' division of the Pas- I
quotank River Yacht Club, I
died. William O'Neal, who was
then Commodore of the boys'
division of the P. R. Y. C., drew
up a design embodying the j
yacht club pennant for the
boys' division to send to the
funeral. This week, when Wil
liam O'neal died, the florist lo
cated the design he had drawn
for the floral piece for Mrs.
Thompson and made up a piece
from it lor the yacht club boys
to send to him.
Incidentally, yachts clubs all
along the Atlantic seaboard,
and in Canada, sent floral
jicecs for William O'Neal's fun
eral Wednesday.
Influence Fell
hi Wall Street j
iCopyright. 1036. by United Press) I
New York. Sept. 3.? 'UP)?The
jre-holiday influence continued
,o dominate stock market trading
oday and observers predicted no
iefinitc pickup until next week.
The list was active at the open
ng with prices higher. Later trad
ng quieted and prices cased oil
he finish irregularly lower. Only
1.050,000 shares were, exchanged
*nd no group stood out.
Many traders already were be
ginning to prepare for the long
_>abor Day holiday and tomorrow's
narkct is likely to be uncertain.
Shorts will cover and those with
ong profits likely will got out to
;co what developments come over
he week end.
One of the factors worrying the
lvcstor is the current high value
)f storks and whether the ad
anccs have not discounted much
>f the expected fall business. To
al value of listed stocks on the
"few York Exchange on Septcm
)tr 1 was $54,532,083,004. the
ugliest level since March 1, 1931.
fhis represented a gain of almost
> from the dcprcs
;ion low and was S14.731.344.C20
ibove the total on September 1.
No liquidation of consequence
langs over the market. Selling
las not brought out any heavy
rolurnc. But investors still arc un
The Street today talked about:
Reports Revere Copper & Brass
s working on a pian to take up
lividrnd accumulations. . . . Cut
er-Hammer likely to earn around
;3.50 a share for the year. . . .
American Rolling Mill third qual
ty estimated around 70 cents a
hare. . . . May Department Stores
ikely to earn around 0?3.2fi a share
or the year. . . . Corn Products
defining for the year likely to
nake the best showing since 1930.
. . Estimates of International
dement 1936 earnings ranging to
is high as $3.20 a share.
iasrom Sawyer Bark
In Mercantile Field
Barcom S. Sawyer, veteran merch
int, re-enters the arena of Eliza
>eth City mercantile life tcclay with
he opening of his irw store on
>forth Poindextcr Street. Mrs. Saw
der will be associated with her luts
jand in the business which will spo
:ialize in all kinds of men's and
vomcnV, ready-to-wear articles.
An unique distinction of tlic new
?t6re is that its fixtures, counters
ind shelving are almost entirely the
jroduct of Mr. Sawyer's own labor
ind that of his son-in-law. .
In addition to his late partner
hip in the firm of;Sawyor and Har
'io. Mr. Sawyer served for 17 years
n the business, of the former Mc
Uabc & Grice firm.
Raleigh, Sept. 3.? UP>?Health
)fliccrs said today indications were
that syphilis will pass the expect
ancy mark of 379 cases this
month. Dr. J. C. Knox, state epi
demiologist. said 90 cases have
been reported to the State Eoard
of Health during the first three
days of September.
New York Gets
A Roosevelt
Bomb Scare
Sensational New York newspapers were trying to con
coct a plot to assassinate President Roosevelt, out of the
arrest of an aged German with a dynamite helt on his
person. The Daily Independent suggests that its readers
give little credence to the sensation mongers in the ab
sence of credible evidence of any plot to kill the pres
ident. " *
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I IN I W IUIH, OLJJl. o?'uri ?
j State Police tonight arrested
i Joseph Kuehncl. who had a bomb
i shaped like a corset which could
: be strapped under his coat, and
| said he had made threats against
I the government of the United
The Daily News said Kuchnel
had a definite plan to assissinatc
President Roosevelt on his return
from the drought country. State
police did not confirm that Kueh
ncl was plotting against the Pre
sident's life.
The top of the oil can. State
police said, was located with small
pieces of steel and lead slugs. It
contained nine sticks of dynamite
which could have been set off by
exploding the caps.
Kuehnel is a machinist and the
explosion of cap in his machine
shop caused neighbors to tip off
State police, the Daily News said.
Kuehnel was strapping the bomb
belt around himself when arrested
the newspaper added.
Besides the bomb, police said
they found a loaded shotgun, 150
blasting raps, 50 sticks of dyna
mite and a can of gunpowder in
Kuehnel's home.
Justice of the peace. Gustav
Nucs, who sentenced Kuehnel to
jail, said the man made no men
tion of any intention to attack
the President. lie described
Kuehnel as about 80 years of age
and said he believe the man was
tnantally incompetent. He asked
the sheriff's office to have psy
chiatrists examine him.
"It, is a pitiful case." the Justice
of the Peace said. "I dislike to
sentence so old a man to jail, but
It was established that he did
have a quantity of dynamite in the
shack in which he lived and there
fore couid be classed as a datnger
ous person.
"He was sentenced under the
penal law which makes ft a mis
demeanor to have explosives in or
near a dwelling. It seemed to me
best, that he be held in jail until
the police have time to investigate
and call in his children. I under
stand lie has two sons and two
"He is of German descent and I
talked to him in German, he ap
parently is a fine meehanc and
was experimenting with his dyna
mite apparatus, partiy as a hobby
and partly because his mind seems
to have weakened because of his
extreme age.
"He to!d a rambling and dis
connected story, which, in my
opinion, meant very little since he
obviously was not in full posses
sion of S lis faculties."
At the central New York post -
office, the official in charge said
that no investigation of the mails
for other bombs was being made
so far as he knew. There w.as a
report that "Pctlcre' Agents" were
searching the mails to see if
bombs had been mancd to public
The local office of the Depart
ment of Justice, said it. had no
information regarding a search of
the mails.
Washington, Sept. 3?<UP> ?
Neither officials of the Depart
ment of Justice's Federal Bureau
of Investigation or the Secret Ser
vice of the U. S. Treasury would
comment tonight 011 the arrest in
New York of Joseph Kuchncl who
is accused of plotting to assissiiiate
President Roosevelt.
Had Small Arsenal
Police seized a small arsenal in
cluding what they described as
"a self-destruction machine" when
they searched the shack in which
Kuehncl lived on the properly of
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Silo Held Death
For Trio by Gas
Frederick, Md? Sept. 3.- 'UPi
?Deadly fumes from ferment .ng
fodder in an old silo on a Popular
Springs farm today killed an 8
ycar-old youngster and two adults
that, tried in vain to rescue the
'little' fgirl.
The dead: Anna Richards, Mrs.
Linda Richards, her mother, end
Mary Sine, a helper at the farm
Anna was overcome and fell into
1 a pit into which ensilage had been
! stored some days ago. Her mother
went to rescue her but was over
come by the gas. The servant girl
tried to retrieve the two but the
gas felled her.
All three were dead when their
bodies were pulled out of the pit
by means of ropes.
Popular Springs is appioximate
iy 18 miles from Frederick.

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