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© U'estiTn Newspaper Union Italy Wins Another Battle and Talks About Peace E'ROM the Italian army on the r northern front in Ethiopia comes the news that the Invaders have de feated the natives in a series of se- vere combats and have reached and taken the mountain stronghold of Am ba Alaji. The Ethi i opian losses are es : timated at 10,000 dead and ma n y more wounded. The Tembien region is now completely in the hands of the Italians and their way to the center of the country is Benito Mussolini fairly clear. Dispatches from Addis Ababa ad mitted that the Italians also were advancing rapidly in the southern part of the country and said Ras Desta Demtu's army and large num bers of warriors from all over the south were gathering to try to stop them. Marshal Badoglio's troops in the north were besieging Abhi Addi, 25 miles west of Makale and the 5,000 Ethiopians there were said to be facing surrender or extermina tion. With these successes on the mili tary side, Mussolini was reported to be losing economically because of the increasing pressure of the vari ous sanctions against Italy. Be cause of nis weakened position at home, it was said in Geneva and Paris he probably would be dis posed to negotiate peace if terms satisfactory enough to save his face are proposed. The sanctions committee of the League of Nations unexpectedly de cided that Mussolini should be asked once more whether he is ready to discuss peace; and it was understood that if he said no, the league would proceed to impose an embargo on oil. Such a step, Mus solini has repeatedly asserted, would mean war in Europe. Emperor Haile Selassie, accord ing to Geneva dispatches, sent a message to Great Britain, offering to discuss peace on the basis of the status quo, letting Italy retain the territory she has occupied, provid ed King Edward w r ill act as inter mediary. Japan Military Revolt Ends in Failure JAPAN was calming down after the amazing revolt and attempt ed coup de’ etat of a thousand sol diers led by a group of young “fascist” officers who thought the Okada government was hampering the military progress of the nation. So far as can be judged at this dis tance, the net results of the upris ing were: Admiral Viscount Makoto Saito, former premier and lord keeper of the privy seal; Korekiyo Takahashi, minister of finance, and Gen. Jotaro Watanabe, chief of mil itary education, were assassinated by the rebels. Premier Okada es caped death, his brother-in-law be ing mistaken for him and slain. The mutineers, threatened by loyal troops and the fleet, obeyed an edict by Emperor Ilirohito and surren dered. Os their 23 leaders, two committed suicide and the rest were put in prison to await probable trial by court martial. One other important result is likely to follow the uprising, and that is the formation of a new gov ernment more national in character and including some able military men. That is what the army wants, not caring especially who is pre mier. Okada. after emerging from his place of hiding, offered his resig nation, but the emperor commanded him to carry on for the present. It may be Japan will really be the gainer for the revolt, but it suf fered one great loss in the death of Takahashi, who was a financial genius. The whole affair emphasizes the fact that tne Japanese do not look with disfavor on assassinations and suicides that are motivated by “pa triotism.” Building Service Strike Cripples New York MORE than 150.000 workers in 110.000 buildings in New York city were called out on strike by James .1. Bambrick, president of the Building Service Employees’ Inter national union, and the sky-scrapers from the Battery to Washington Heights were badly crippled. Ele vator men stopped their cars, fur nace .men banked their fires and scrubwomen threw down their mops and all marched out of the build ings and formed picket lines. There was some scattered fighting between the pickets and men hastily hired to take their places, but the entire police force of the city was mobil ized in a hurry to preserve the peace. For almost a month the union leaders and building operators had been trying in vain to reach an agreement that would avert the strike. Bambrick as he called the strike said the owners must now sign the union terms and that he would accept no calls for arbitration. Each building, he asserted, must sign for itself. Since the strike affected not only office buildings but innumerable apartment buildings also, the oc cupants of the latter were deprived of heat and telephone connections, and in many cases sick persons were marooned without food supplies. This led Mayor La Guardia to call the city health officials into confer ence, and declare a civic emergency and order Health Commissioner Rice to see that fires were stoked and that trips necessary to health of the tenants, and care of the sick were made in all residence build ings of more than six floors. Union officials in Akron, Ohio, warned the law enforcement offi cials there that a general strike would be called in that city if force were used to break the strike block ade by pickets at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company plant. About 14,000 workers of Akron are idle because of the strike, which was started in protest against lay offs which the company said were seasonal reductions in production. Jews in Saar No Longer Have Any Protection U'ULL sovereignty over the Saar "is now possessed by Germany. The supreme tribunal which was left there for a year after the gov ernment was turned over to the reich January 13, 1935, has been dissolved. Its function was to pro tect Jews, political refugees and others who feared reprisals, and now they have no protection, for the year has expired during which thte German government promised there should be no discrimination “on ac count of race, religion or language.;’ The Nazi governor of the basin already has said in public speeches that soon after this assifji ance lapsed “the Saar will becomfe the most Jewless part of Germany.*’ During the winter Olympic games the campaign against Jews in Germany was practically sus pended in order not to offendr for eign visitors. It has now been re sumed with vigor. Putting New Farm Bill Into Quick Operation IMMEDIATELY after President * Roosevelt signed the new soil conservation-farm relief act passed to take the place of the invalidated AAA. Administra tor Chester C. Da vis began plan ning ways to spend $500,(XX),000 author ized. Under his or ders more than five thousand employees of the AAA who had been waiting since January 6 for something to do got busy placing the new program into jl ' t^~* Ik. C. C Davis effect. The goal of the new law, Mr. Roosevelt said in announcing his signature, is parity, not of farm prices but of farm income. He said the New Deal has ‘‘not abandoned and will not abandon” the principle of equality for agriculture. The President, in a formal state ment, stressed three “major objec tives” of the program which he said are “inseparable and of necessity linked with the national welfare” They were: 1. “The conservation of the soil itself through wise and proper land use. 2. “The re-establishment and maintenance of farm income at fair levels so that the great gains made by agriculture in the last three years can be preserved and national recovery continue. 3. “The protection of consumers by assuring adequate supplies of food and fiber now and in the fu ture.” Davis planned, as the first move, a series of four conferences with agricultural leaders in Memphis. Chicago, New York and Salt Lake City to formulate plans to take 30,- 000,000 acres out of commercial production this year and place them in legumes and other soil con serving crops. Federal Judge Ritter Impeached by House ARTICLES of impeachment against Federal Judge Halsted L. Ritter of the Southern district of Florida were voted by the house of representatives. The vote was 181 to 140. The judge is accused of ac cepting 84,500 from a former law partner who collected SOO,OOO in fees in Ritter’s court. This impeachment is the twelfth voted by the house in American his tory. Os the 11 men previously im peached eight have been judges, one a senator, another a cabinet of ficer, and the other was a Presi dent, Andrew Johnson. Only three, all judges, were found guilty by the senate, which sits as the court in such cases. Texas Opens Centennial Birthday Party tiTV EMEMBEK the Alamo,” the brittle cry of Texas, was heard all over the state as its cen tennial celebration opened at the village of Washington-on-the-Bra zos, where the declaration of inde pendence from Mexico was signed. The old “charter of empire” was taken there from its place in the state capitol rotunda in Austin and Gov. James V. Allred of Texas and Gov. Philip LaFollette of Wis consin went along to take part in the ceremonies. The party then went to Huntsville, where Gen. Sam Houston gathered an army of Texans to fight the Mexicans, and there Gov. Hill McAlister of Ten nessee made the address. San An tonio and other cities followed on the program, and the celebrations will continue for months, reaching a climax in the opening of June (5 of the centennial exposition at Dallas. Removal of Gen. Hagood Stirs Up Big Row SUMMARY removal of Maj. Gen. Johnson Ilagood from his com mand of the Eighth corps area be cause of his critical expressions concerning the WPA and other New Deal activi ties stirred up a pretty row in Washington. Gen. Malin Craig, chief of staff, signed the order t o Hagood, by order of the sec retary of war and the President. The Republicans in con gress, backed up ;.|ag| Gen. Hagood by Tom Blanton of Texas and some other Democrats, assailed the ac tion vigorously, and Senator Met calf of Rhode Island introduced a resolution for an inquiry into the incident in behalf of “free speech.” Breaking its usual “rule of si dence,” the War department made public a letter from General Craig to Secretary Dern, declaring lla good’s record was “marked by re peated examples of lack of self control, irresponsible and intemper ate statements.” Hagood had told a house subcom mittee that it was “almost impossi ble” to get WPA’S “stage money’” for “anything worthwhile.” These remarks, said Craig, “can only be characterized as flippant in tone and entirely uncalled for and de signed to bring ridicule and con tempt upon civil agencies of the government." Accusing him of “thinly veiled” opposition and “contempt” toward War department policies in the past, Craig pointed out as “con temptuous” Hagood’s references to CCC activities as “hobbies," “col lecting postage stamps” and “tak ing an interest in butterflies.” Breckinridge in Ohio’s Democratic Primary PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT appar * ently isn’t going to have the Democratic Presidential primary in Ohio all to himself. C. A. Weinman of Columbus announced he had re ceived petitions signed by Col. Henry Breckinridge of New York, to enter his name, and said he would at once set about getting the necessary 1,000 signatures from 30 counties. This does not mean an attempt to get pledged convention delegates, there being in Ohio a separate Presidential preference ballot. Breckinridge is a member of the American Liberty league, and is attorney for Col. Charles A. Lind bergh. Boulder Dam Turned Ovei to the Government COMPLETED two and one-half years ahead of schedule, Boulder dam and its power houses were turned over to the reclamation serv ice. The job was the biggest single contract ever executed for the gov ernment. There was no ceremony in the transfer. Frank Crowe, con struction superintendent for the Six Companies, Inc., contractors, said to Ralph Lowry, reclamation service engineer: “Take it; it’s yours now,” and that was all. The dam and power houses are done, but there is plenty of work on the entire project remaining to keep the government engineers busy for a long time. The Six Companies received $54,500,000, and the total cost will he $165,000,000. In addition to the federal project, which includes an all-American canal in Imperial Valley, Calif., there is under way a $220,000,000 aqueduct to southern alifornia. A. F. of L. Estimates the Unemployed at 12,626,000 ACCORDING to the American Federation of Labor, the num ber of unemployed in January was 12,026,000, and the increase from December to January was the great est in five years. “To lose ground to such an ex tent at this time is nothing short of tragic,” the federation said in reporting that its survey indicated 1,229,000 persons who had jobs in December lost them in January. The survey blamed lengthened working hours and slackened man ufacturing operations for the job losses. Out of the 12,626,000 unemployed in January, the federation said. 3,524,000 now had WPA work, while PWA took in 148,259 others THE COOLIDGE EXAMINER I ADVENTURERS’ iSp CLUB fiw “Maniac s Trap ” By FLOYD GIBBONS Famous Headline Hunter. HERE’S one from a fellow reporter—and by golly, after read ing his yarn I am almost convinced that maybe there is a thrill or two in the newspaper business after all. Charles K. Ulrich of Long Island City is the lad, and it happened on Sunday, January 2, 1913, while Charley was working as a reporter for the New Y’ork Herald. He was sent by his city editor to interview a man who had called up on the telephone and promised the paper the biggest “beat” since the Spanish-American war. Well, Charley doesn’tiknow about its being the biggest beat, but it certainly’ landed him in the biggest mess of trouble since that war the fellow mentioned. The address they had given Charley was in the sixth story of an apartment building in One Hundred and Twenty-second street. On the way up, he noticed that the negro elevator boy turned three shades whiter when he told him whom he had come to see. The boy said: “I hopes you has a good time with that bird.” But Charley attached no particular significance to his cryptic remark. As he approached the door, Charley heard angry shouts and oaths within, accompanied by the screeching of a parrot. During a lull in the shouting he heard sounds such as a man might make by beating a bird cage with an iron rod. The sounds mystified Charley, but they didn’t alarm him. If they had, he might have saved himself a lot of trouble. Reporter Invited to Enter Room. Charley rang the bell. A tall, stout man opened it. He was in his shirt sleeves and on his left shoulder was perched a parrot. He had a The Man Invited Charley to Enter. heavy stick in his right hand. His face was swollen, and froth flecked his pale lips. Charley thought he was drunk, but he explained his errand. The man invited Charley to enter and, grasping his arm in a vise-like grip, pulled him into the hall. He thrust him into a small parlor, locked the door and put the key in his pocket. Then, for the first time, Charley began to be afraid. This man was a luna tic—a big, strong, athletically built lunatic. And except for a small pocket knife, Charley was unarmed. The man thrust the parrot into its cage and fell to beating the cage with a stick. The parrot shrieked at each blow. “You’ll force me to kill you yet, Emma Goldman," the man shouted, and spat viciously at the bird. There was no doubt in Charley’s mind now. The man was a raving lunatic. He got up to go, but the man turned on him snarling: “Sit down, d—n you. I’ll attend to you as soon as I’ve finished with Emma Goldman.” Then he fell to beating the parrot’s cage again, and Charley sat down. He had just remembered that the key to the room was in the lunatic’s pocket. Maniac Threatens Him With Death. When the man had finished beating the cage he turned again to Charley. “I’m an electrical expert,” he said suddenly. “I’m go ing to charge you with electricity to the gills.” Charley looked around wildly for some means of escape. There was none. “And what if I refuse to be charged with electricity?” he asked. The big man smiled coldly. Facing him menacingly he whispered: “Re fuse and you die. You have your choice. The operation may kill you, but surely you won’t mind sacrificing your life for science, will you?” A queer story of De Maupassant’s flashed into Charley’s mind—the story of a man who outwitted a homicidal maniac by humoring him. No, he said, he’d be glad to sacrifice his life for science. And then he feigned sudden illness and leaned against a door. “I’m sick,” he said. “You don’t want a sick man for this operation, do you?" “Certainly not,” the man growled. “A perfectly sound man is needed.” “Then,” said Charley, “I think I’d better take a walk around the block and get some air. I’ll be back in a few minutes and we can go on with the operation.” Wild Man Falls for Story. “I think you're right," the man assented heartily. “But it’s under stood you must come back in five minutes. Do you agree?” Charley nodded. The big man unlocked the door and followed him through the hall. “Remember,” he shouted as Charley passed out of the door, “you’re to be back in five minutes." He slammed the door, and Charley went down the stairway, three steps at a time. Outside, he found a policeman and told him his story. Six husky cops were sent to the house with orders to arrest the madman. He fought them fiercely for ten minutes before he was subdued and placed in an observa tion ward at Bellevue hospital. "Later,” says Charley, “they removed him to Matteawan Hospital for the Insane, at Beacon, N. Y., and placed him in a strait-jacket. He died there some months afterward. In the room in which he proposed to conduct experiments on me they found a revolver and two large knives, sharp as razors. That he aimed to carve me into bits, once he had me under his control, was as certain as two and two make lbur. Thanks to De Maupas sant’s story, 1 escaped that fate.” <£) —WNU Service. Soothing Pipe’s History Dates to Indian in 1526 It is often assumed that briar pipes are made from the wood or root of the briar rose. This is not so; they are made from the root of tlie Mediterranean heath bruy ere, where St. Raphael is the cen ter. The word “briar” is really a corruption of “bruyere,” according to a writer in London Tit-Isits. Pipes have a long history. The first mention of inhaling smoke by the Indian was in 1526; the method was a forked cane, the double end being inserted in the nostrils while the other end was held over the burning herb. From that they changed to the clay pipe, not un like the ones used in modern times, only very much smaller, and the smoke was expelled through the nostrils to obtain the full narcotic benefit of the expensive herb. Other pipes that were used were the “Pipes of Peace.” These were passed round the warriors in order of their rank and age. Also the Indian “War Pipe,” which had the bowl protruding from one end of the as. These were the earliest types smoked by the North Ameri can Indians. Here are some examples of pipes enjoyed by other nations. The Lap landers used thin iron and walrus teeth. The West coast tribes of Af rica used soapstone, which is a soft substance, easily carved and mold ed, and unaffected by heat. In In dia and Persia, hookahs, which look somewhat like a coffee percolator at first sight, are popular. Turkey uses much the same thing, but they have another type with a very long stem, the bottom of which is shaped like a foot to allow it to rest on the ground while smoking. Authorizes Coinage of Money The Constitution provides that congress shall have the power to coin money and regulate the value thereof. The actual mechanical process of coining money is dele gated by congress to the Treasury department. Southwestern Briefs The annual convention of the Ari zona council, Knights of Columbus, will be held in Bisbee, May 16, 17 and 18. The U. S. Census Bureau advised the state vital statistics bureau that Arizona's population has increased from 435,573 in 1930 to 457,000 on July 1, 1934, The annual convention of Arizona chapters of the Future Farmers of America will be held at the Univer sity of Arizona in Tucson April 3 and 4. J. J. Clark, secretary of the Arizona Education Association, was appointed consultant ex-officio of the educational policies commission of the National Education Association. The University of Arizona will open a w r eek later this fall than in previ ous years if a schedule being prepared by the registrar's office is adopted by the board of regents. Arizona's 8,973 births in 1935 set a new record for the state, health de partment officials announced. The to tal was an increase of 657 over 1934 births, and more than 1,000 over 1933. Robert Cromwell has succeeded Hal Warnock as district supervisor of the National Youth Administration in southern Arizona. Warnock resigned to join the St. Louis Browns’ spring training camp. Emergency relief and welfare ac tivities financed directly from the Maricopa county, Arizona, treasury, cost taxpayers $244,876.63 during 1935, James E. DeSouza, clerk of the super visors, reported recently. C. J. Wood, superintendent of the 160-acre University of Arizona experi mental farm west of Mesa, has re signed effective June 30. He has held the position since the farm was es tablished twenty years ago. Dr. Jay Edward Caster, associate professor of psychology, has resigned from the University of Arizona faculty to join the staff of Scripps College, Claremont, Calif. He will set up a survey course in biology and psy chology there. Motorists operating on Mew Mexico roads since 1919 through 1934 paid $20,056,293 in gasoline taxes, according to the American Petroleum Industries committee report. The tax was levied in 1919. It was estimated that $2,863,- 000 was collected in 1935, the report said. A. C. Bryant of Clovis is the new master councilor of the New Mexico DeMolays. Robert Finkie, Las Cruces, senior councillor; Frank Young, Jr., Gallup, deputy master councillor; George Thorne, Albuquerque, junior councillor, and Sherman Bennett, Ra ton, treasurer. E. T. Cusick was elected president of the Pima County Bar Association at a recent meeting in Tucson. Other officers elected were B. G. Thompson, vice president; William Spaid, secre tary and treasurer. Jones, John C. Haynes and Paul Celia were elected as members of the executive committee. Five persons seek the appointment as postmaster at Flagstaff effective June 1. They are George Babbitt, Mrs. Anna Carron, E. A. McNamara, J F. Davis and Graves M. O'Reilly. The office pays a salary of $2,900 a year. Walter Runke is serving his second four-year term. New Mexico produced more than 3,- 000,000 pounds of copper during 1935, according to Ira L. Wright, general manager of the Black Hawk Consoli dated Mines. Wright’s statement was made to correct an impression that no copper had been produced since the Chino mines closed down. The Works Progress Administration ordered a reduction of 1,764 workers on Arizona projects, effective as of March 1. W. J. Jamieson, state ad ministrator, said there were 14.764 men on the W T PA. It is the hope of WPA officials, he said, that those dropped will be assimilated by private industry. P. H. Ross, director of the Univer sity of Arizona extension service, has announced that the AAA field auditor’s office has been combined with the State Cotton Administration office. Carl Teeter, formerly executive secre tary of the State Cotton Board, will be in charge. Roger C. Butts will con tinue as field auditor. The Phoenix, Ariz., real estate board resolved at a recent meeting to request that five highways be added to the state highway system on the same basis as the Stein's Pass route was designated. The roads are the Gila Bend-Ajo road, Black Canyon highway, Bush highway, Horse Thief Basin road, and the Base Line road. Harlow Akers, Phoenix attorney, an nounced receipt of appointment as special counsel for the United States Indian service to aid northern Arizona Indians to recover approximately 400,- 000 acres of disputed land from the Santa Fe Railroad. Akers and Judgo R. H. Hanna of Albuquerque will work on the case which dates back to 1886 when Congress gave land grants to the railroad. The Hualapai Indians claim ownership through right of occupancy. Indians who inhabited •western America 2,000 years ago traded throughout a territory thousands of miles in extent, according to A. F. Hemenway of the University of Ari-1 zoim faculty. Evidences of their traf fic in furs, snsils, roots and plant fibers are found, he said, in a lot of prehistoric strings, cords and woveL objects sent to the Carnegie Institu tion’s desert laboratory in Tucson bj the Peabody museum of Harvard Uni versity. The objects were gathered from Indian ruins in Arizona, New Mexico, California, Utah and Texas. Hie Pathway of Life Ts That of Will and Fortune “In the long run,” says Moreau sagely and wittily, “men hit only what they aim at.” Luck may play queer tricks for a while with a life; but in the end the aims and prin ciples of the man or woman come out clearly, in spite of fortune. The Man Who Knows Whether the Remedy You are taking for Headaches, Neuralgia or Rheumatism Pains is SAFE is Your Doctor* Ask Him Don’t Entrust Your Own or Your Family’s. 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