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I*7] NEWS WEEK By LEMUEL F. PARTON NEW YORK.—The British lion has been taking kicks from all comers lately, but it stiffened up and began looking a lot more her _ .. aldic when the an rarliament cient bin of rights Shows Spunh seemed to be in- In Army Row Ringed. It was no rubber-stamp par liament which reacted angrily to the army’s summary action agaiißt young Duncan Sandys, conservative member, who had revealed undue knowledge of air defense secrets. The government was embarrassed and backed up considerably. The swift parliamentary kick back was an instance of the latent staying power of the British demo cratic tradition, as the representa tive body rattled the bones of its lase and great libertarians in telling tlie executive where it got off. The row overflows into impor tant political by-ways, as the tall, handsome, loose-geared Mr. Sandys is both a son-in-law and political ally of Winston Churchill who is pot-shotting the government just now in a po litical no-man’s land. There is a threat of conservative defection to the side of the still am bitious and powerful Mr. Churchill, with labor and liberal recruits, and, according to close observers of Brit ish politics, some important new alignments may result. Mr. Sandys, thirty years old, is still just a rookie in this league, c- » . and, like Mrs. Sandys Is O’Leary’s cow, Freshman may not have in- In Politics tended to start anything in partic ular. He is, however, an energetic and capable young politician and there are those who say he may be another Anthony Eden in a few years. Running for parliament in 1935, he was assailed by the come ly young Mrs. John Bailey who was leading the fight for the opposi tion. She is a daughter of Winston Churchill. He won the election in a roek and-soek battle and then, in the chivalrous Eton and Oxford tra dition which is his background, he married Mrs. Bailey. She, incidentally, is a granddaughter of the Jennie Jerome of New York who became Mrs. Ran dolph Churchill and the mother of Winston Churchill. Jennie Jerome’s father was one of the fighting editors of the New York Times in the 1860 s. Mr. Sandys, studious and some what ministerial, was with the dip lomatic service until 1933. He is a second lieutenant in the London anti-aircraft force, a son of the late Capt George Sandys. • # • /GREECE never had any luck in trying to get the Elgin marbles back from England. Judging from this precedent, American aviators U/- n L t pi„„„ have a long fight Wright Plane ahead in trying tQ Sought by bring back from U. S. Flyers the Kensington Science museum in London the Wright brothers’ air plane of the historical Kitty Hawk crow-hop of December 17, 1903. Such will be the endeavor of the newly formed association of men with wings. i They will appeal to Orville Wright, who let the plane go to Eng land in 1928, after the Smithsonian institution had tagged the Samuel P. Langley plane a« “the first ma chine capable of flight carrying a man.” There is as yet no word from Mr. Wright, who lives and works somewhat aloofly in his office and laboratory at Dayton, Ohio. That twelve-second flight put him in the history books, brought him a string of honorary degrees and gathered more medals than his plane could lift, but ail this was marred by the misunderstanding about who flew first. He had been trained in science at Earlham college when he and his brother made their plane in a bicycle shop. He continued his studies in aerodynamics and his lat er contribution was the stabilizing system which has made modern avi ation possible. Wilbur Wright died of typhoid fever in 1912. • » • STIFF-NECKED, hard-boiled Gen eral Alexander von Falkenhaus en, German sparring partner and coach for the Chinese generals until rl . M/-/I recently, stirs ex- China Will citement in Shang- Win, Says hai by predicting Strategist Chinese victory. He says, “I feel sure that China is gaining a final victory and that Japan will fail in both war and peace.” The general and all others of the German military mission to China are homeward bound, suddenly re called by their government, al though their contract, with $12,000 a year iof General von Falkenhaus en, was to have run until 1940. £ Consolidated News Features. WNU Service. Xetrs Stevie tr of Current Events CHALLENGES THE N.L.R.B Hoffman of Michigan Will Test Freedom of the Press . . . Texas Democrats Nominate a Yankee David E. Lilienthal, TVA director, at left, trying to explain to the congressional investigating committee the methods by which TVA “yard stick” rates for power were established. Next to him is J. A. Kurg, chief power planning engineer; and at extreme right is Dr. A. E. Morgan, tlie deposed head of the authority. W, J^lcJcaJul SUMMARIZES THE WORLD’S WEEK Western Newspaper Union. Hoffman Dares N.L.R.B. E. HOFFMAN, Republi can congressman from Michi gan, has challenged the National La bor Relations board in the matter of constitutional guaranties of free dom of speech and of the press. He sent to the board a letter recalling that the body recently declared the circulation of a house speech by Hoffman constituted an unfair labor practice under the Wagner act. In the speech Hoffman declared that known communists were active in the Committee for Industrial Organ ization and denounced C. I. O sit down strikes as communistic meth ods. “This speech,” Hoffman’s letter said, “was republished, with illus trations, by the Constitutional Edu cational league of New Haven, Conn. "I am now offering, and intend to continue to offer, to furnish to any and all interested persons, in cluding employees, employers, or others, copies of this address for circulation at the actual cost of printing, and to recommend that employees might well read this ad dress before joining the C. I. O.” Commenting on the letter. Repre sentative Hoffman said that the I board’s ruling would preclude the distribution of newspapers contain ing news items or editorials criti cal of any organization or of activi ties of the labor board. The American Federation of La ■ bor charged in its official organ, the American Federationist, that mal j administration of the Wagner act is i threatening American democracy. The publication printed an editorial i bluntly accusing the National La bor Relations board of promoting | the rival Committee for Industrial Organization “which seeks to set up a dual labor movement despite all the social and economic waste which dualism involves. “Every agency of the government that gives status to the C. I. O gives the same recognition,” it continued. “Surely this is not freedom for workers to choose their own unions and representatives for collective bargaining, but union development under government patronage.” Texas Picks a Yankee npEXAS Democrats in their pri mary selected a Yankee to be the next governor of the state. W. Lee O’Daniel, born in Ohio and raised on a Kansas farm, received a clear majority over 11 other candidates •for the nomination which is equivalent to election. O’Daniel is a flour jobber. He cam paigned with a hill billy band and a platform that in cluded the Ten Com mandments and the Golden Rule, ridicule A i XV. Lee O'Daniel j of professional politicians, prom : lse of a business administration and j more liberal pensions for the aged. More important nationally was the fact that Rep. Maury Maverick, leader of a considerable bloc in con gress, was defeated for renomina tion by Paul Kilday, a San Antonio attorney. Maverick is an enthusi astic New Dealer. Kilday says he will not be a rubber stamp. Two other administration backers were defeated for renomination. They were Representatives W. D. MacFarlane and Morgan Sanders. Third Term Boost OV. FRANK MURPHY of Mich igan told Democratic leaders of the state that Michigan must keep its mind open on the possibility of a third term for President Roosevelt. Said he: “The welfare of the nation and continued success of the New Deal must come first. If the suc- cess of the New Deal depends on President Roosevelt running for a third term, then we must be pre pared for that.” Murphy’s statement is only an other indication that the third term ! movement is growing rapidly. Vari ous groups have petitioned the Pres ident to run again in 1940, and Re publican National Chairman Ham- I ilton says WPA Administrator Har ry Hopkins launched a third term boom the other day when he assert- i ed that 90 per cent of those receiv ing relief would vote for Mr. Roose- j velt again. Os course Mr. Roosevelt says nothing about all this, but political observers seem to agree that if the 1940 convention does not appear ready to get together on a candi date who would and could carry on the New Deal, the President might | well consider it necessary for him to accept another nomination, j Breaking a precedent wouldn’t wor ry him. To Expand Business Loans /CHAIRMAN JESSE JONES of the Reconstruction Finance corpo ration announced a new policy for forcing the expansion of business loans, by which competitor banks will be pitted against each other. When a loan applicant ap proved by the RFC is turned down by his local bank an RFC agent will con tact the bank and try to persuade it to participate in the loan. If it refuses the RFC agent then Jesse Jones will contact a competitor bank. In its most optimistic monthly business survey of the year, the fed eral reserve board said industrial production ;s on the increase and available uita indicate that in July the index will show a considerable rise. The business summary particu larly pointed out healthy business signs, noting that activitity in many industries was on the increase con traseasonally. Hull Prods Cardenas CECRETARY OF STATE HULL, out of patience with Mexico, sent to President Cardenas a sharp note protesting Mexico’s failure to pay for American owned farm lands that the Mexican government has seized. Mr. Hull asked that the matter be submitted to arbitration. The sec retary has in this the full approval of President Roosevelt, for the ad ministration feels that Cardenas is endangering the “Good Neighbor” relations between the two countries. Sen. Key Pittman of the senate foreign relations committee also backs up Mr. Hull, asserting that if Mexico refuses to arbitrate she will be subject to economic penal ties. “Mexico,” he said, “then would forfeit all the financial and other voluntary aid we have given her through our spirit of friendship and desire for peace, prosperity, and up building of that country.” Spanish Rebels Gain SPANISH insurgents started a drive in Estramadura region in the southwest as a feint to prevent reinforcement of the loyalist eastern front, and found the loyalist de fenses were astonishingly weak. So they went ahead in a whirlwind at tack that gave them possession of 23 important towns and villages. The Barcelona loyalist govern ment announced acceptance of the international plan to purge Spain of its foreign forces. Insurgent General Franco was expected to fol low suit shortly and accept the plan framed by Great Britain and spon sored by the 26-nation noninterven tion committee. THE COOLIDGE EXAMINER Disaster in Bogota 'T'HIRTY-SEVEN persons were killed and 150 injured when a Colombian army plane crashed into a grandstand at Bogota and burst into flames. The stand was packed with spectators gathered to witness an aviation review and in the throng were the president and president elect of Colombia and many foreign diplomats. These narrowly escaped death. The plane was heading an acrobatic parade, and after its wings struck the sides of the grand stand it nose-dived into the shrieking mass of men, women and children Bomb Kills 39 Arabs | 'T'HIRTY-NINE Arabs were killed and many injured by a bomb that was exploded in the crowded market place in Haifa, Palestine. The incident was the most costly in the turbulent strife between Jews and Arabs which has been sweeping Palestine anew since July 5. Clashes between the Arabs and the Jews fol lowed immediately and panic spread through the city. Many ! American tourists who had just ar* | rived were caught in the uproar. Pick-a-Back Flies Sea j \/fERCURY, the top part of the j novel British pick-a-back sea ! plane, separated from Maia, the low er and heavier part, about a thou sand feet above Foynes, Ireland, and then sped across the North At ] lantic, making the crossing at mod j erate speed and without mishap. Passing over Botwood. Newfound : land, the pilot flew on 850 miles fur ther to Montreal, alighting on the St. Lawrence. After refueling the | plane completed its flight at New York. The flying time from Foynes to Montreal was 20 hours and 20 min* j utes. Film Companies Sued T TNDERTAKING to break up what : the government alleges is a great moving picture monopoly. At torney General Cummings started a civil anti-trust suit against 8 major mo tion picture produc ing companies, 25 subsidiary or associ ated companies and 132 officers or direc tors, in an effort to divorce production, distribution and ex hibition phases of the cinema industry. The suit was filed In the federal dis trict court for the • II Atty. Gen. Cummings j southern district of New York. Fed eral Judge Henry W. Goddard signed an order for the service of ! subpoenas on all the defendants, di recting that each appear before the court in New York within 20 days j after being served. The government is seeking an 1 equity decree, Thurman W. Arnold, ! assistant attorney general, an nounced. requiring the companies to divest themselves of ownerships of theaters or of production and dis -1 tribution facilities. The suit named Paramount Pic ! tures, Inc., Loew’s Inc., Irving Trust ; company. New York, as trustee in bankruptcy for Radio-Keith-Orphe um corporation; Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc., Twentieth Century- Fox Film corporation; Columbia j Pictures corporation; Universal cor poration; and United Artists cor ; poration. Mr. Arnold said that allegedly ; monopolistic power exerted by the defendants has a “tendency to drive ! independent theaters out of busi j ness or to compel them to sell to the ! producer-owned theater chains on | the latter’s terms.” Mr. Arnold alleged that independ | ent theaters are subject to numer ous “oppressive” discriminations, such as block booking, high rentals and the imposition of preferred playing times. Charles P. Howard Dies CHARLES P. HOWARD, president of the International Typograph ical union and secretary of the C. I. 0., died in his sleep at Colorado Springs, Colo. He was fifty-eight years old. Howard was defeated for re-election in a referendum last May by C. M. Baker of San Francisco and would have gone out of office September 1. Owen Wister, author of “The Vir ginian” and other novels, died at his summer home in North King* ston, R. I. First ‘Death Clause’ Case i A CTING under the utility holding company act, the federal secu rities commission began its first ac tion to simplify a major utility hold ing company system. Chairman William O. Douglas an nounced that a hearing would be held in Washington August 8 to de termine what steps the $300,000,000 Utilities Power & Light corporation should take to limit operations “to a single integrated public utility sys tem.” The commission will consider whether the company should be re quired to rid itself of interest in “any or all” of its 45 subsidiaries. Douglas said the commission’s ac tion was being taken under section 118 of the holding company act— the so-called “death sentence” sec tion. Utilities Power & Light, with headquarters in Chicago, has sub sidiaries in mid-western and north eastern states. The company is be ing reorganized under section 77-B of the bankruptcy act. Star Hast ★ Shirley Likes Cops ★ Shorts for Colonel ★ Lloyd Antiquities IT IS reported that Norma Shearer, having won the coveted role of “Scarlett O'Hara” in “Gone With the Wind,” now wants the story changed. It’s said that she feels that the heroine’s char acter, in the last half of the book, is unsympathetic. To do this would be to ruin the character and spoil the story, of I course—and the result would be ; that thousands of motion picture ! fans who liked the book and have j taken real interest in the casting | of the picture would be furious. I ' During Shirley Temple’s recent visit in New York her mother actu ally dared leave her for a little while. Shirley was at the office of a national magazine, and her moth er was in a smart department store, doing a bit of shopping. - :■/ \ . B ** •><!«■ IW iMEWIi I SHIRLEY TEMPLE She said that she almost never ;ft Shirley, but that she felt that t was all right to do so just then— “ The policemen assigned to her are such nice men,” said she, "and Shirley Is so fond of them.” Just in case you’ve wondered what has happened to Colonel Stoopnagle, formerly of "Stoop nagle and Budd,” he’s making movies. They are shorts, and he’s doing it near his Connecticut home, for Educational. The finished prod uct will be issued as "Colonel Stoop nagle’s Cavalcade of Stuff.” Dorothy Lamour spent part of her vacation with her husband, Herbie Kay, at the resort near Houston, Texas, where he was appearing with his orchestra. She appeared with the orchestra one evening and sang two numbers; she also an nounced that she’d like to be back, singing with the band, but that he wouldn’t give her her old job again. And all she wanted was SSO a week and expenses. She also visited Galveston—her career began there six years ago, when she was "Miss New Orleans” in a bathing beauty contest. Harold Lloyd has bought the neg atives of 114 of his early pictures from Pathe. Partly for senti- j mental reasons, partly because some of those early pictures of hi§, at which we all shouted with laughter, contain gags that can be used again. Watch for his new one, just re leased—" Profe ssor B e w a r e.” There may be some of the an- i T" I >df ’ Harold Lloyd | cient laugh jerkers in it. A1 Roth, NBC musical director, ran into a lot of surprises and sev eral shocks when he began tracing nursery rhymes for his proposed '‘Children’s Symphony.” Most of today’s simple little songs for chil dren were originally hilarious drink ing songs! ODDS AND ENDS—When Eddie Cantor sailed for Europe he took along a supply of sturgeon from a New York delicatessen store, just to be sure of having the kind he likes best . . . Seven men and women, dou bles for famous movie stars of Holly wood, sailed for England the other day to make a picture there . . . W'alter Cameron, who played the sheriff in "The Great Train Robbery," in film dom’s early days, will be seen in “Made for Each Other” ... It's re ported that Simone Simon’s contract won’t be renewed when it expires about September first . . . George Bancroft recently celebrated his 25th year in the movies . . . Madge Evans, yearning for experience on the stagei is appearing at one of the little sum mer theaters near New York . . . Jane Pickens, for the same reason, is doing the same thing in Massachusetts . . . In "My Bill” you’ll see Kay Francis in a new role —that of the mother of four children, wearing simple frocks in stead of gorgeous ones, and giving as good a performance as if she just beginning on a new contract, instead vs winding up an old one. © Western Newspaper Union. —3REAT BOOKS Dumas’ Story Formed Basis For i Traviata ’ By ELIZABETH C. JAMES has grown used to seeing characters from favorite books on the screen. There is interest also in meeting again the old books, just as their authors wrote them long before the cinema era. Among fa mous love stories Elizabeth James recently brought to the screen is that of Camille, the lady created by Alexan der Dumas in his book, “The Lady of the Camellias.” You recall that Dumas opened his romantic novel by relating how he him self had gone to the sale of the personal possessions of Mar guerite Gautier, a beautiful courtesan of Paris. He bought the book, Manon, which had been inscribed by one Armand Du val, whom he guessed to be one of her lovers. The day after this sale a card was presented at the author’s door, bearing the name of Armand Duval. Very curious, Dumas invited the caller into his apartment. The per- VERSATILE DUMAS Alexander Dumas, fils, was the natural son of the noted novelist and a seamstress. The mother brought up her son carefully and early he attained a wide and cul tured education. Taunts from his playmates shadowed his child hood with unhappiness. The younger Dumas was versa tile in the number of his literary talents, but one quality ran through them all, the purpose of a reformer. Most of his works have a didactic theme, which caused the elder Dumas to scold his son. sonable young man could hardly talk for weeping. He wanted to buy back the book, Manon. After much weeping, Duval told the story of the Lady of the Camel lias. Marguerite Gautier, outstanding among the lovely women in Paris, had as her favorite flower the ca mellia, which she wore the year round in preference to all other flowers. From the time that Ar mand first saw her, his life was not the same. When he obtained an introduction to her, he was so over come that he made a very silly im pression and for two years he made no effort to see her again. At one time she was ill for two months, and he went daily to inquire about her, never leaving his name. Marguerite Is Consumptive. Finally he ’arranged to meet her again. When she learned that it was he who had come daily for two months, she was interested and in vited him to supper. He knew al ready that she was consumptive. Marguerite had never seen any one pity her so deeply and she was touched. When Armand told her how much he loved her, she ex plained that her mode of life was lavish, that she spent 100,000 francs a year. But no arguments pre vailed against their mutual attrac tion. Marguerite loved Armand. As spring came, she suggested that they leave Paris and take a house in the country for the sum mer. This plan seemed idyllic, and proved to be so. For six months the lovers were happy. Then came a message for Armand to meet his father in Paris. The interview between father and son was stormy, but neither gave way to the other. The next day Armand called again to see his fath er but found him out. Return ing to Marguerite he found her in a state of agitation worse than he had believed possible. She gave him vague reasons and wept contin uously. The next day she urged Armand to go once more to see his father. To please her, he did so. Marguerite Disappears. Late in the evening when Armand returned to the country, he found the house dark. Frantic, he found that Marguerite had gone. A letter stated that their relationship had been lovely, but it could not last. ; Armand was wild. He would show ' her! Back in Paris he went every where that Marguerite went, he ! gambled and lived recklessly, tak ing every occasion to insult her. Marguerite fled from Paris. In her exile, the Lady of the ; Camellias knew that she would soon i die. Longing for Armand she wrote him each day, but did not send the letters. She gave instructions that when she was dead these let ters with one other should be sent to Armand. On returning to Paris, Armand learned of her death and received her letters with one from his father to Marguerite in which Armand’s father had implored Marguerite in the name of her love to give up his son so that the family name and future would be untarnished. The importunate letter had used every means to win her to the idea that she would be doing an heroic deed in the name of love. The plot of Verdi’s opera, "La Traviata,” comes from this book. Bell Syndicate—WNU Service, I rri HOTELS TnilPC timXl Rate* front WI.OO MJUIIO nUItL B. II MeClenohun.fTor 1508 Lincoln Street - DENVER, COLORADO On Highway 40. Across from Capitol. Block east of Broadway. Civic Center, Municipal Building Dixit Coffee Shop Next Poor PATENTS K. H. GALBREATH, registered patent attorney, 1545 Glenarm St., Denver, Colo. BRONZE TABLETS MEMORIAL TABLETS Historical and Grave Markers. SACHS-LAWLOR. EST. 1881, DENVER OPPORTUNITY Build your own business. 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