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WASHINGTON.

Militant small business men blame Roosevelt and his administration for new depression. Page 1.

Small business men list causes of depression and suggest remedy.Page 1.

Members of congress, tired of gov- ernment by press conference,” pro- test Roosevelt’s semi-weekly. threats and hints. Page 3.

End Radical Policy, Military Demands. Sol Bloom tells envious colleagues & : how patriotic gesture gives him 47

cf : jobs; $289,000 all spent. Page 3.

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Paul Wright collapses under cross- examination in slaying trial; carried from court. Page 1. SHANGHAI—Japanese troops smash Chinese line after more than week of battles and capture rail town of

Two naval planes collide in Pacific maneuvers; ten men missing. Pagel. Pengpu, in north central China. Page 6.

Prosecutor’ Dewey plans to rush numbers racket king to an early trial. Page 1. PARIS France accepts Britain’s proposals for ending new outbreak of piracy in Mediterranean; seeks also to prevent Italy from carrying out plans for new activity in Spain. Page 6.

BY SIGRID SCHULTZ. (Chicago Tribune Press Service. ] (Picture on back page.) BERLIN—Feb. 2.—Germany, al- though officially uninformed, sensed a crisis tonight which involves the incumbents of the highest places in its gov- ernment and army. Field Marshal Werner von | Blomberg, minis- ter of defense, and hig secret /marriage Jan. 12 ‘to Erika Gruhn, acarpenter’s

daughter, are the

Uproarious Session In Capital Turns - on Sponsors.

Carried from Court After 2d Collapse.

Washington, D. C., Feb. 2.—[Spe- cial.]—The small business men who were here at the invitation of the White House to talk over the reces- sion had definite opinions as to its causes. and what the administration could do to help.

They condemned President Roose- velt and his administration for:

1. High taxes.

2. Riotous spending.

8. Unwaranted attacks on business.

4. Ill-advised regulation of business.

5. Failure to adopt a consistent policy toward business.

6. Engendering a lack of confidence on the part of business.

%7. Heeding the advice of theorists.

BY WALTER TROHAN. {Chicago Tribune Press Service. ] (Pictures on back .page. )

Washington, D, C., Feb. 2.—[Spe- cial.|—A thousand representatives of small business assembled today ‘in the department of commerce and literally shouted what was wrong with. the. country.

Administration leaders had expect- ed a quiet assemblage which would be easily guided” by hand picked chairmen into expressions of support for the government’s campa against big business. What the*ad- ministration got was a resounding boomerang and roaring confusion that almost beggared description.

Fight for Position.

Delegates milled about the hall fighting for position. The loudspeak- ing system broke down. No one paid attention to Secretary of Commerce Daniel Roper when he read President Roosevelt's greeting to the delegates.

Business..men shouted they had come to make speeches not to: listen to them. They tore up the’ printed programs and took the conduct of the meeting into their own hands. They fought for the microphone when the loudspeaker went on again. They fought for it like contestants trying

(Picture on back page.)

Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 2.—()—Paul A. Wright, former airport manager, was carried from the courtroom late today after he had collapsed for the second time under a bombardment of questions by the prosecution over the details of how he shot to death his wife and friend, John Kimmel.

In a hammering cross-examination, Chief Prosecutor S. E. Roll took Wright again and again over details of his story that he shot Mrs. Wright and Kimmel when he found them em- bracing at 4 a. m. on a piano bench in the Wright home.

Wright collapsed earlier in the aft- ernoon and, unable to continue, had a bailif rub his pale hands. A spe cial recess was called and he was as- sisted from the stand. Returning 15 minutes later, he wept and sobbed at several points. As the regular aft: ernoon recess neared he collapsed again.

Seeks to Show Premeditation.

Roll attempted to get Wright to say just how far he had advanced into the living room when he saw his wife, Evelyn, and Kimmel on the piano bench,

“I don’t know,” Wright replied, NANNY sobbing, but I saw what 1 saw.” NO SAN

The prosecution theory is that sev- NN | eral seconds elapsed between Wright's wis ; to catch a greased pig. first sight of the scene and the. time LO GF ae , "Insists on Opening Prayer. _ he shot his victims—and that the : ' . Pe et eRe RIE LANE AE ST RR mene | es One business man insisted the ieet-

. —-——- comeemeneecemneemm | aise fig’ sould open with prayer. He | tried to run away with the micro-: phone. It was pulled ‘from his hands.

The speakers’ platform was jammed. Hundreds shouted-at once. Secretary Roper was driven-to cover: -

The delegates had been invited to Washington to propose means of end- ing the present depression. They. re- sponded: with an astounding, roaring | literalness, placing the blame for the business slump squarely on the poli- cies of ‘President Roosevelt and his administration.

FOREIGN.

German crisis, set off by Von Blom- berg’s marriage, threatens purge of army leaders. Page 1.

Italian trans-Atlantic plane falls near Brazil; four of crew die; Pilot Stoppani saved. Page 4.

Premier Goga declares anti-Semi- tism is an enduring feature of Ruma- nian policy. Page 5.

Japanese smash Chinese line in north central China and capture Pengtu, rail town. Page 6.

France accepts British plan for end- ing piracy in Mediterranean. Page 6.

Egypt's boy king dissolves parlia- ment and calls new elections. Page 6.

LOCAL.

Foreman tells of nightly fires in match plant where six girls died in blaze. Page 3.

Credits army air corps with perfect- ing stratosphere airliners. Page 4.

National Hygiene day meeting told that responsibility for eradicating syphilis rests with youth. Page 4.

Transit‘unification committee tells aldermen of deadlock. Page 5. center of the Attorney general asks Illinois Su- a RR pen y ‘wt = | ene preme court to take ge of Karatz send iat | he eG e case, oe 7 Page 7.

Draw up senate battle lines with Igoe as new factor. Page 7.

Cost of Illinois relief placed at nearly .a billion dollars for last six years. Page 9. n| WPA. prepares to cut 20,000 men

| from Chicago rolls or March 1-Page 9.

Mayor, school, and county leaders calm in face of Civic federation’s warning of budget deficits. Page 9.

SPORTS.

Among the suggestions, offered for meeting the depression were:

1. Establishment of a government agency for immediate financial ‘relief of business.

2. Repeal of the undistributed prof- its and capital gains taxes.

8. Repeal of nuisance taxes.

4. Slashing waste in WPA and other federal expenditures. |

5. Adoption of a specific policy and assurance that it will be followed.

6. Abandonment of the unsound propaganda that business can-.main- tair high.wages, pay high. taxes, es- tablish shorter hours: and. meet in- creased costs and at the same: time

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San Diego, Cal., Feb. [Thursday]. —(#)—Two San Diego-based navy fly- ing boats operating with the’ fleet in maneuvers 70 miles southwest. of

slayings, therefore, were premedi-

e. a bc, : Root panied ~ oe tated. r } noe .. RA 4 Roll confronted Wright with his D ewey.M O ves statement to Glendale police saying, s iia for Quick Triad

“I shot, shot,. chot—everything that of Policy King

was in me.” Wright said he did not recall making this declaration, and

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finally insisted: “I have no conscious- (Pictures on page 3.and back page.)

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wake them.as responsible as business.

10. Abolition of tax .exempt: securi- ties. | i .

11. Abolition of exempting ‘city state, and federal employés from va- rious income taxes. ait

12. Modification of unemployment taxes which work a hardship.on small business men. i

Unionville, Conn., Feb. 2.—[Specialf —Just plain fed up with young girls “that keep me up ‘till 3/in the morn- ing and get. me all worn out.” John Lorenick, 22.years.old, announced to- day. that: he’s going ‘to marry Miss Henrietta W. Peiper,'70 years old, a

‘ness of the shooting at all.”

Roll virtually completed his cross- examination. Defense Attorney Jerry Giesler will start re-direct examina- tion tomorrow.

twhen King Edward ‘duke of Windsor, abdig love of Mrs. Wallis Warfield, now his duchess.

Bride Fails to Measure Up.

Army officers objected strenuously

De Correvont: -decides -to attend Northwestern; will enroll-in fall with

Denies Knowledge of Shot. In discussing the actual shooting

New York, Feb. 2.—[Special.]—Dis-

trict Attorney Thomas E. Dewey gave

spinster, within the next few' days.

Point Loma crashed about 8:37 o’clock

His fiancée, a practical nurse who| [10:37 p. m. central standard time]

SECRET ARIES OF

Oppose a Third Term. In: the pandemonium they called on

LAWMAKERS ASK. TRAVEL PAY, TOO

Washington, D. C.,. Feb. 2.—[Spe cial.]—A movement among the secre- taries of senators and representatives to obtain 10 cents a mile for ‘travel- ing expenses between their homes and Washington has reached the ac- counts committee of the house.. it was estimated that if.a mileage reso- lution for secretaries were adopted it would cost about $275,000 a’ year.

Member of congress collected $225,- 000 travel pay for round’ trips from Washington to their homes for the Christmas holidays. .— 7

Because the. regular session of con- gress was to-begin early in January many members collected their checks but did not return home. The largest mileage check was $1,238. The small- est was $3.20.

to the marriage on the ground: that Frau von Blomberg does not measure up to the social standards required under war department rules for offi- cers’ wives.

This dissatisfaction broke out in the high command of the army and served to bring to the fore the latent friction between the army and the ‘Nazi party.

Reports persisted tonight that Von Blomberg resigned his: post as min- ister of war last Friday and that Reichsfuehrer Hitler is seeking a successor for him and at the same time is reorganizing the military high command.

Hitler, as supreme commander of

orders tonight to rush the extradi- tion of J. Richard [Dixie] Davis, dis- barred attorney “and fugitive from an indictment charging him with di- recting New York City’s 50 million doliar a year policy game racket.

A swift raid by Dewey’s men on an apartment in Philadelphia early today resulted in the capture of Davis and his showgirl companion, Rose Rickert, and George Weinberg, no- torious New York gangster. The two men were in cells in Philadelphia to- night with their bail set at $300,000 each, pending extradition. The girl was released after: bondsmen fur- nished a $2,500 bail.

The arrests were regarded as the most important.and far reaching since Dewey began his forays into the New York underworld three years ago as a special rackets prosecutor. Dewey said that as a result of capturing these two principal defendants, the trial of the numbers game racketeers would be started in a short time.

Takes Dead Gangster’s Mantle. Davis, who is 35 years old, leaped into notoriety during. the last «few years as attorney for the New..York gang leader, Arthur [Dutch Schultz] Flegenheimer, When Schultz, as he} was commonly known, died of gun wounds in a gang assassination -two years ago, it was Davis who stepped in to direct his far flung underworld’ enterprises. _|A fine, inlaid linoleum it was—and ‘Disbarment did not-halt the young | only $8 for a » by.12 rug. Mrs. O'Neill attorney, who had become a fabulous | said quickly that she jd take character by the time he was indicted | three. When could’ they. be delivered? ldst summer, Then he fled from the| “We carry our stock right with us,” Dewey prosecution, leaving his pent- |

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scene, Roll asked Wright whether the noise of the first shot he fired didn’t bring him to his senses. Wright said he didn’t know; that he had no knowledge of firing the first shot.

@.—You don’t know if you picked up any shells? A.—No.

Q.—After this happened, did you turn the lights on? A.—I remember trying..to pull myself together. I went to the telephone and said: Give me the police.”

Roll showed Wright the statement he. made to police which said: “They looked up and smiled and kissed again. All 1 could think of was ‘to destroy that vision.”

Q@.—Did you think of destroying that vision? A.—I felt no emotion— everything went blank.

Q.—Well, was that statement about you attempting to destroy that vision true? A.—No, I don’t know. I was trying to piece things together.

Dwells on Scene in Room.

As’ Roll hammered away on the scene in the living room as Wright had pictured it, the witness wept audibly, but Roll kept on, doggedly,

@.—You say they were seated on the bench. A.—Yes.

Q.—How long did you stay there and look at them? A.—I don’t know.

Q—Did Mrs. Wright put her arm around Kimmel’s shoulder. A—She was rising at the time I looked. She put her left arm around ‘his shoulder,

Q.—Did Kimmel put his arm around her? A.—Yes; he put both arms around her.

Earlier Roll asked Wright whether

President Roosevelt to declare that he will not accept a third term. They demanded he get rid of his stumbling theorists. They voted to consider the problem of taxes, shouting down the attempts of commerce officials to side- track ,it, Department of commerce police were .called to quell the dis- turbance. .:

Speakers were wildly cheered in their attacks on taxes and business regulation... Few rose to detend the President ard received out little sup- port. .

For a time the whole conferen threatened to die in a welter of par- ; liamentary confusion. ‘During the aft- ernoon session order was. restored in : the -department of commerce: audi- torium: and the various -ubordinate sections. formed to consider various aspects of the problem.

«President Is Silent. _ Reports of the progress otf the gath- ering were carried to the White | House, where the plan of the confer- ence germinated. There was nocom-— ment from the President or_his staf, . though concern.over the “revolt”: of small.:business was evident. « .

four other Austin stars. Page 17. Walthour and. Crossley take six day bike lead. Page 17. Big Ten bars Louis Boudreau, [ili- nois basketball. captain. Page 17. Twenty heavyweights—count ’em— survive Omaha Golden Gloves.Page 17. Blackhawks, on way home, to meet Maroons. Page 17. Bradley five tests Northwestern Sat- urday night. Page 18. White Sox meet Tigers, Indians in eight of first eleven games. Page 18. Loyola. quintet to meet George Washington tomorrow. Page 18. Michigan again denies signing Veen- ker as coach. Page 18. Hold: last physical. tests for Golden Gloves candidates tomorrow. Page 19. Charley Burns to box:George Van Der Hayden tomorrow. Page 19. Twenty-four skaters leave for United States championship .meet in Petoskey, Mich. Page 19. | EDITORIALS.

Americans in China; A Strong Can- didate; A. Substitute for Thinking; Undesirables at the Bar; Openings in the Army Air Service. Page 10.

Crossword ‘puzzle, Page 6.

Radio news and programs. Page 12.

Deaths-and obituaries. Page'l12.

Looking at Hollywood. §§ Page 18,

Movie review. Page 13.

News of society. Page 138.

Experimental farms diary. ' Page 238.

Standard Oil [Cal.] to pay-10 cent | extra dividend... | Page 20.

Utilities’ aid-to recovery drive sty- mied,” says SEC chairman. Page 21. | Government to try more oil com- | panies;\charges profit fixing.: Page2L’ |. Leaders disagree as to housing bill’s As he shouted, No—that’s abgo. of | effect on wages. age 21, |lutely untrue—1 never made such'a

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last night.

“our of the fourteen aboard were rescued, the commander of aircraft of the scouting force announced. early today. Names of the rescued .and missing were not disclosed.

The survivors, the announcement stated, were picked up by the U.-S.‘S. Tennessee and all available surface vessels were pressed immediately into the search for the others. Planes from the battleship will join the search at daylight.

The crash occurred in the vicinity of the line of battleships.

Each of the planes, which took off from here yesterday morning. to join in-the extensive maneuvers, carried seven men.

Only small bits of the wreckage were recovered, it was reported by a staf officer who declined use of his name. ?

LAST. EVANSTON HARNESS SHOP GOING TO DOGS

Without conceding that .the auto- mobile will ever .replace the horse, Peter Miller admitted last night that pibo ag the harness shop’ he founded 42 years| juicago. AND VI- ago—the last one in Evanston—is| cinrry: Cloudy . going to be torn down. It is in'the| and somewhat middle of a row of buildings from| ¢°!4er baa 1566 to 1574 Sherman avenue, over-| | pete i pod ry looking Fountain square in downtown) ‘crate south wes! Evanston, that will be wrecked in March.

owns considerable property in Con- necticut.and Florida, went with him to apply for a marriage license yester- day, and then the couple went to New Britain, where Miss Peiper bought an automobile.

“Why should I marry some young girl that would keep. me out drinking and running around until I’d be all worn out the next morning?” Loren- ick demanded.

“This way, I will have a wife who can help me be home early and take care of my health. She can also help me if I want to go into business. There’s not many men who get a wife like that.”

GETS A SAMPLE OF HOW RARE A BARGAIN CAN BE

Until yesterday assorted door knockers, including boys selling mag- azines to get through. college, vacuum cleaner salesmen, and demonstrators of ‘housewares got a ready’ audience from Mrs. Edna O’Néill of 319 Sou Bell avenue, :

But, until then, she had never been visited by any linoleum salesmen. | “They came, a pair, and produced ‘samples that convinced ‘her at once that she was about’ to: buy a bargain.

THE WEATHER |

THURSDAY, VEBRUAKY 3, 1938.

Sunrise;. 7:01; ‘sunset, 5.07. Moon sets ‘at ,8:42 p.m... Mercury is &' morn ing .star;. ‘Jupiter,- Mars, and Saturn are’ evening

winds, shifting to. northwest; .. Friday ILLINOIS: Mostiy “ay-y. , ‘cloudy Thursday. | treme south portions, generally fair Friday. .

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partment of commerce officials shout- ed themselves hoarse in -an attempt: to get order and could be heard no|- further than the front row,. | At length Secretary of Commerce Roper stepped to the microphone to quell the disorder by his presence. He

began reading a message from Presi- |

dent Roosevelt and a speech of wel- come. |

Though they could see his lips move the business men could not hear Roper. From throughout the room came the chant of “louder, louder,

louder,” which beat on the ears like a

surging surf. Roper’s Voice Drowned Out.

Secretary Roper got redder and red- der and redder. He moistened his lips with his tongue and took deep breaths and shouted, but he could not be heard even on the platform. His aids contributed to the distusbance by attempting to clear the platform and bellowing “quiet, please.”

Roper struggled on. Suddenly the loud speaker system went on, but the confusion was so great it was impos- sible to catch his words. From the audience came a shrill voice which measured the humor of the delegates: “We came to make speeches, not to listen to them.”

The President’s unheard greeting, as read by Roper, was: “I welcome you to Washington. Your meeting. called by the secretary of commerce at my request, is intended to more intimately acquaint me with the prob- lems of smaller business. I antici- pate that the suggestions resulting from your conference will be very helpful to me. I am therefore look- ing forward to conferring with your committee at the White House to morrow afternoon.”

Debate Gains in Force.

Mr. Roosevelt’s split infinitive was not the last to be cleaved during the day. As the confusion increased syn- tax was forgotten and debate gained in force what it lost in grammar.

Roper asked his audience, Won't you please be seated?”

“No,” came a thunderous roar from the room.

Photographers crowded around the secretary. Flashlight bulbs flickered like flashes of lightning. Roper spoke to the photographers, but kept his mouth to the microphone saying, “Why take pictures of me? Why don’t you take pictures of this splendid group of American citizens?”

And his audience answered jouder.”

“And funnier,” a delegate shouted.

“This is your meeting and should be so conducted by you as to bring out concrete interpretations of con- ditions which a committee to be des- ignated by this conference will in turn present in such form tomorrow at the conference table with the President,” Roper said.

Jesse Jones Tries Hand.

Roper retired. RFC Chairman Jesse Jones stepped to the microphone. He was given a warm reception but the confusion continued. Jones re- tired after asserting he knew the problems of smal! business men be- cause he is a small business man himself and promised sympathetic attention to the problems of small business men, particularly financing.

Pandemonium followed confusion when Fred Roth, president of the Whitney Roth Shoe company of Cleveland, who had been named tem- porary chairman of the convention by Assistant Commerce Secretary Ernest G. Draper, attempted to take over the meeting. Roth announced that discussions would be limited to five minutes and asked the delegates to “refrain from any remarks that might lead to debate and disrupt the conference.”

Charles H. Schnor, Springdale, Pa., metal dealer, leaped to his feet to charge: There is no doubt that the chairman is handpicked and I don’t want him.”

Clamor for Recognition.

Delegates clamored to speak. The room was full of waving hands seek- ing recognition. Some delegates pressed forward, surging on to the platform and the microphone.

That instrument became the scene ofa battle. Would-be speakers tussled for the microphone like soldiers fight- ing over a battle flag. Hands grasped and tugged at the instrument. At times hands raced up its slender sup- port in the manner small boys choose up sides with a baseball bat.

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Mrs. Wallace Thauer of Water- town, Wis., a table manufacturer, speaking. at conference of small business men yesterday.

officials, a wiry, bald headed delegate rushed to the microphone, gathered it in both hands, and shouted:

“The trouble with this country is Satan has ruined it. We ought to start this meeting with a prayer. This is God’s country.”

He attempted to run off with the microphone but it was pried from his hands. He was invited to go join Satan at the latter’s dwelling place.

Delegates Quiz Roth.

The room was in a turmoil. Over the hubbub Draper roared for a vote on the motion to make Roth chair- man. A delegate demanded Roth tell his business background. Roth said he was in the wholesale business. He was asked how many men he em- ployed. He answered eighteen.

“You'll: do,” shouted: some of the conferees. Another cheered.

Draper called for a standing vote. Most of the delegates were already standing. He announced that motion had been carried. Roth stepped to the microphone triumphantly. He was unable to obtain order.

Roper was sumraoned from out of the threshing platform crowd. He, too, was unable to obtain order. At length he moved that the meeting go into ten separate round table con- ferences with the auditorium itself the site of a conference on miscel- laneous matters.

The proposal met with a chorus of noes. On a vote it was approved, however. Some of the delegates start- ed for conferences ir. various sections of the Commerce building. The ma- jority preferred to stay and pushed forward with demands for recogni- tion.

Police Called to Piattorm.

With half the delegates out of the auditorium there was no lessening of the hubbub. Department of commerce police were called to clear the plat- form. .At the foot of the platform delegates waving speeches clamored for recognition. It was suggested that the chair call on speakers by a roil call of states.

“Second the motion,” a delegate shouted. “I’m from the Bronx.”

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gathering of the Ladies’ Aid society. L. T. Orlay of Jamestown, N. D.,,

jobtained the floor and said the best

jthing that Mr. Roosevelt could do for business would be “to assert he will not run for a third term.” He was cheered when he urged that the administration should cease “ma- ligning business and business men for political expediency.” and Janes Leave.

There was no letup in the con- fusion. Speakers could only be heard as far as the first row. Roper left the hall. Jones left the hall. After Orlay’s attack on the President and the administration, Roth recognized Charlies Courtney, a New York lock- smith, who pleaded that the conferees “get behind our great President and our great secretary of commerce, be- cause, after all, we are all Ameri- cans.”

At length Roth gave up efforts to establish order and adjourned the convention for lunch. At the adjourn- ment Delegate A. F. Schaefer, Phila- delphia contractor, raced to the plat- form and began a speech. He spoke as the room cleared and kept on talk- ing to an almost empty hall. Several times policemen attempted to shoo him from the platform. The loud speaking system was cut off, but he could not be halted until he had fin- ished.

A tour of the section meetings re- vealed them to be, for the most part, smaller editions of the auditorium crowd. Delegates were hopelessly deadlocked in parliamentary tangles.

Sectional Meetings Lively.

From the door of the loan section came a voice: “Loans is loans and capital is capital, he’s out of order.” From the fair trade practices section came the cry: Who’s chairman here, you or me?”

Across the way a delegate told the instalment purchase section: “It’s ob- vious that it is impossible for us to agree for presentation to the Presi- dent on the size of down payments or the number of months over which payments should be distributed.”

Through the doors of the unem- ployment section hearing came the voice of another speaker: “My mail man told me that half the people on relief are drawing their checks ille- gally. And that’s true of the whole country. This extravagant spending must be stopped.”

Chairman’s Voice Weary.

At the housing section the chair- man said wearily: “There are, 22 people and 17 groups here; now jwe can’t have 17 committees.”

Confusion was the general charac- teristic of the other section meetings, except that of the section on develop- ment and location of industry which attracted only four persons, who sat against a background of flags in a department office. Each of the four eyed his fellows and wondered if he could persuade the others that he was the person to represent the sec- tion at the White House. All said sadly that no one appeared to be in- terested in the location or develop- ment of industry.

STABS CAB DRIVER; SENTENCED.

A few hours after a stabbed Ralph Nagel, 1407 Greenleaf avenue, a cab driver, in a dispute over the bill, John Crites, 826 South Wabash avenue, a war veteran, was sentenced in Municipal court to six months in the Bridewell for assault with a deadly weapon,

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William F, Kelly of New York became so absorbed in the confer- ence of small business men in Washington yesterday that he al- lowed his glasses to slip from one ear,

[Associated Presa Wirephoios. | A. Cohen, a New York grocer, was another who attended the ses- sion in the department of commerce.

Italy Makes Delivery of War Planes to Afghans

[Copyright: 1938: By the New York Times. |

SIMLA, India, Feb. 2.—A consign: ment of Italian military planes has been delivered to the Afghanistan air force at Kabul by road through Khy: ber pass. They were part of an order of twenty-one Italian planes placed by the commandant of the Afghan air force during his recent visit to Eu- rope. A number of British planes were ordered during the same tour. They also have been delivered at Kabul.

Ex-Convict Seized as He Tries to Hold Up Store

John Green, 22 years old, was ar- rested last night while attempting to hold up a shoe store at 3937 North avenue. Policeman Frank Bartusek of the Austin station, walking past the store, saw Green inside with a gun. The policeman drew his re volver, rushed in and disarmed Green. Green said he is an ex-convict and said he lived at 3814 SheMield avenue.

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BY THE REV. JOHN EVANS. Bishop George Craig Stewart con- demned gambling at church functions

|yesterday before the convention of

the Episcopal diocese of Chicago, but asked the convention not to act on a resolution opposing the practice. The bishop said no instance of it had come to his attention. The reso- lution then was deleted from a com- mittee report presented by the ven- erable Frederick G. rr archdeaccn of Chicago. Question Stirs No Debate.

There was no debate on the ques- tion at the convention session in the Church of the Epiphany, Ashland The de- leted section of the report read as follows:

“We recommend that the conven-

tion go on record as unalterably op-

posed to the sale of chances or other

' types of gambling to raise money for church purposes.”

In spite of the bishop’s assertion

that no instances of church gambling

had come to his attention, the original

statement on this subject in the report

was allowed to stand.

“We sell chances,” it said, “we whirl wheels, we give prizes, we do a thousand and one things to get some- thing for nothing.”

In the corridor of the church after Bishop Stewart's address one rector declared “the church would lose about half its income if the bishop

puts a taboo on games of chance.”

Another pastor told of parishioners who, on friendly terms with police,

obtained a confiscated roulette wheel |} as parish house equipment.

Elected Rural Archdeacon. The Rev. Norman B. Quigg, rector

lof Christ church, Streator, was elect-

ed rural archdeacon of the diocese to suceeed the Rt. Rev. Dr. Winfred H. Ziegler, who resigned to become bishop of Wyoming last year. Arch- deacon Quigg was dean of the south- ern deanery of the diocese. His suc- cessor to that post will be the Rev. Joseph S. Minnis of Christ church, Joliet,

POLICE BREAK UP NUMBERS GAME; NINE MEN SEIZED

Raiding an apartment at 5443 South Michigan avenue yesterday, police ex- posed a new numbers racket which they said is taking large sums from Chicagoans in bets ranging from 5 cents to $1. Samuel Williams, colored, one of the nine men arrested, ad. mitted being the manager and told Capt. Martin Mullen and Sergts. Wil- liam Burns and Edward Le Fevour how they operated.

Betters try to guess a three digit number determined by a complicated computation of parimutuel payoffs in horse races. Williams, the police said, asserted he has 300 agents taking bets. The winning number pays— if any one guesses it—$450 on a dol- lar bet.

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Moline, Ill., Feb. 2. [Special.] Ice in the Rock river south of here was dynamited today in an attempt to dislodge jams that threatened further damage to a $500,000 bridge being constructed across the stream.

Two barges, one loaded with steel. were sunk and others were beached | by pressure of an ice jam that broke | above the bridge site.

The threat of more damage to the Moline area was heightened by rain that started falling this afternoon.

Dynamite also was used at Syca- | more to break ice floes that threat- ened damage to a suspension bridge over the Kishwaukee river. After two blasts the ice moved down river Several hundred feet and massed above a $20,000 bridge the state re- cently completed. It was said, how- ever, that the state bridge was not in danger.

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