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August 11, 1935 - Image 4

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Meat Bill Is
In Congress
Rep. John Dingell Calls
For Committee Of Five
To Investigate Prices
Women In Detroit
Are Still Picketing

News Of The World As Illustrated In Associated Press Pictures

Claim Is Made That
Packing Companies
Robbing Farmers


DETROIT, Aug. 10. - Declari
that striking Detroit housewives a
right in their contention that me
prices are too high, but that, "te
wrong party is being boycotted," Re
John D. Dingell in Washington in
troduced a resolution in the House
calling for a flive-man investigatin
committee, as the Detroit meat strik
went into its third week Saturday.
While women here picketed sul:
urban and City meat markets an
Deputy Superintendnt of Polic
James E. McCarty ordered polic
guards assigned to 100 market
Dingell's resolution adds support t
plans for $150,000 investigation of
procession regarded in Washingto:
as the Administration's answer t
suits by more than 600 food manu
facturers to halt payment of process
ing taxes.
Announcement of a White Hous
"go ahead" on a resolution providin
for this investigation followed filin
of processing tax suits last week b
Armour & Co., and Swift & Co., tw
of the Nation's largest packers, an
15 other firms in Chicago.
Taxes Held Cause
AAA amendments requiring pro
cessors to show that they paid th
tax themselves and did not pass it o
to consumers before being permitte
to file suit for recovery of taxes, havy
been passed by both Houses and ar
in conference for adjustment of dif
ferences. Women here, presentin
their demands to packing houses
have been consistently told that th
processing tax was one reason fo:
high prices.
Dingell carged that a- combine o
big meat packers is "robbing farmer
with one hand an dgouging con
sumers with the other." His pro
possed committee would begin its in-
vestigation this summer. Dingell i
himself a former packing house sales-
"The big four," he said, "control
and to some extent manipulate
prices and the small butcher mus
follow, as must the small packer.'
The investigating committee, Dingel
said, would be empowered to subpena
witnesses and require that packin
company records be revealed to de-
temine if any "conspiracy or under-
sctanding exists among the larg
packers to manipulate the prices o0
such meat and meat products to th
wholesaler and retailer."
Stockyard Employment Falls
Chicago Saturday reported tha
-employment in the stockyards had
falen to about 200 hog handlers
where the average is 700 to 800. Hal
the pens in the world's greatest swine
market weer closed because the traf-
fic in pork was at the lowest ebb in
57 years. It is said to be the first
time that part of the stockyards has
been closed.
Davis Morgan, 1937 Riverside Drive
Dearborn, asserted Friday when he
snatched a banner from the hands of
a woman picket in Dearborn was re-
leased under personal bond Saturday
by Justice Lila Neuenfelt and ordered
to appear for trial on a disorderly
conduct charge next Saturday. Dear-
born and Hamtramck police worked
a double shift Saturday, but reported
no trouble with picketers, who were
generally orderly.
First State WPA
Project Started
At Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, Aug. 10. -( --
Harry L. Pierson, state Works Prog-
ress administrator, inaugurated the
first project in Michigan yesterday.
Pierson swung the first pick on
the improvement, $4,500 street re-
surfacing project, during a ceremony
which included brief addresses and
selections by the Vicksburgh high
school band.
Abner E. Larned, Michigan chair-

man of the National Emergency
Council, declared that wages to be
paid -for WPA work "are barely liv-
ing wages, but they are wages that
the recipient can accept without dam-
age to his self respect."
He predicted that the program "will
stimulate and accelerate recovery,"
and declared that if the program re-
ceives the "hearty and courageous'
cooperation of private industry it'
cannot fail."
Pierson explained that jobs firstI
Were being provided in urban centers,

The aerial view of the giant British liner, Queen Mary, was taken just after the first funnel was set in
place at Clydebank, Scotland. When completed, the ship will be one of the largest liners afloat, rivalled only
by the Normandie.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob Astor, III, was photo-
graphed for the first time when he left the hopsital with his mother
(left). The baby, who one day will be heir to the vast Astor fortune,
is being held by Nurse Pendergast. He was born five weeks ago.
Potted Palms And Bananas In
Pushcarts Hide Conspirators

Of Ann Arbor
Given $13,224
Appropriation Of WPA Is
Approved By Roosevelt;
City Furnishes $1,927
An allotment of $13.224 in works
progress administration funds for
school play grounds in Ann Arbor
was approved by President Franklin
D. Roosevelt yesterday. The school
board is to furnish $1,927 as its
share of the costs according to the
provisions of the grant.
The total allotment for the state
was $1,067,988. Of this amount, the
total Federal funds for Washtenaw
county was $22,862.
Beside the allotment for school
playgrounds improvements, other
projects approved for Washtenaw
county were applications for funds
to construct a waterworks system for
Salem village and extensions of th
water and steam systems of the Uni-
A grant of $8,422 for the Salem
waterworks system has been agreed
upon by the Federal government pro-
viding the local unit will furnish an
additional $8,777. According to Floyd
Perkins, township clerk, application
for the grant had been made, but the
local contribution had not been
The University is to furnish $1,301
to add to the $1,216 grant of the
government for improving the water
and steam systems of the University.
Most extensive improvement will
be done on the Bach school play-
ground, according to Superintendent
Otto Haisley. Part of the job will be
to level off the playground. Improve-
ments will also be made on the play-
grounds at Donovan, Jones, Angell,
Perry, and Mack schools.
Pere Marquette
And His Times
Are Celebrated
LUDINGTON, Aug. 10.-(')-
Army and Navy maneuvers, band
concerts and sports events were the
highlights on today's program in ob-
servance of the 260th aniversary of
the death of Father Jacques Mar-
The program will close Sunday
when a high pontifical mass will be
sung by prominent Catholic church-
men in honor of the Jesuit mission-
Friday's events were featured by a
pageant depicting nine epochal events
of the life of Father Marquette. The
opening scene showed him as a stu-
dent in France and each succeeding
one re-enacted some milestone in his
They depicted his acceptance of
the appointment to work among the
Indians in the unexplored regions of
North America, his work on La Point
Island, camping with Joliet on the
banks of Mississippi and his hut near
the mouth of the Chicago River. The
closing act showed Marquette with
Indians ending his journey near Lud-
ington and giving thanks that he was
allowed to die a missionary.
The entire pageant will be present-
ed again tonight.

Mrs. Blanche Dunkel (left) and Mrs. Evelyn Smith (Right), middle-
aged partners in crime, are shovkn leaving Chicago for Dwight, Ill.,
penitentiary where they began serving sentences of 180 years each for
the slaying of Ervin Lang. Mrs. Smith said she expected solace from a
book she carried entitled "Better Than Dying."
Methodists Attempt To Repair
Rifts Started By A Wife's Slaves

t CHICAGO, Aug. 10. -(T)- An-
i other move toward a permanent truce
in a 100-year church war, started
f because a bishop's wife owned slaves,
will be taken here next week by lead-
ers of American Methodism.
A united Methodism, creating the
largest Protestant body in America,
is the goal of a conference of com-
missions representing three Metho-
dist factions which split when the
Nation was dividing for the Civil
f War.
Efforts to cement the rift between
the three groups - the Methodist
Episcopal Church, the Methodist
Episcopal Church South and the
Methodist Protestant Church -have
been carried on for almost two de-
Optimistic Spirit Prevails
A general spirit of optimism that
their task will soon be' accomplished
prevails among the conferees for the
sessions, scheduled for Tuesday and
Wednesday at Northwestern Uni-
versity, Dean James A. James, one of
the comissioners, said today.
Bomb Derails
Freioht Train,
Injuring Three
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 10.- (R)
- Three men were injured, seriously'
when an Illinois central freight train.
was dynamited three miles south of
here early today.
The blast derailed the locomotive
and 10 of the 110 empty cars right-
of-way was torn up, temporarily dis-
rupting traffic.
Investigation officials said they be-
lieved the tangled affairs of the Il-
'linois coal miners' dispute was behind'
the dynamiting. Members of the
United Mine Workers of America and
the Progressive Miners organization
have been at "war," for several years.
Police and railroad authorities said
they presumed the blast was intended
for the nightly train Chicago bound

Six bishops, three from the North
and three from the South branch of
the church, will take part in the dis-
cussions designed to renair the dam-
age done by the Negro servants of a
Southern bishop's wife back in 1839.
Feeling was particularly strong
among Methodists on the slavery is-
sue in those days, and the general
conference of the Church unfrocked
the bishop whose spouse owned the
Southern Methodists sympathized
and informed a separate body at
about the same time that Presby-
terian and Baptist churches were suf-
fering similar rifts for the salve
Third Group Was Formed
During this same period Methodists
in the border states -Kentucky,
Maryland and Tennessee -formed a
third group in protest against Gov-
ernment of the Church by bishops.
They called themselves Methodist
Protestants and chose "superinten-
dents" rather than bishops to lead
This third group now includes only
about 200,000 communicants, but
with the North and South branches
would form a denomination of 9,-
500,000, by far the largest Protestant
unit in the country, Dean James said.
Moves toward reunion began in
1918, with a conference on the North-
western University campus, Several
years laterbformal commissionsrwere
appointed by the general conferences
to the .other and a feeling of friendly
understanding gradually became
stronger. The Nothern branch of the
Church has voted for unification sev-
eral times but the Southern branch
has yet to approve.
Conference Began In Chicago
The latest series of conferences be-
gan in Chicago last August and con-
tineud in Louisville, Ky., in February,
where plans for union were drafted.
With 39 laymen and clergymen, the
six bishops - the Rev. William F.
McDowell, the Rev. Edwin Hughes,
the Rev. Ernest G. Richardson, the
Rev: Edwin D. Mouzon, the Rev.

Charles Jean Drossner (above),
French soldier of fortune, began a
hunger strike at the Milwaukee,
Wis., county jail, where he is being
held during extradition hearings.
The French government seeks to
return him to France where he has
been convicted of forging national
defense bonds.
Volunteer Signed
As 'Human Icicle'
In Scientific Test
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 10. -
(P) - Stephen Simkhovich, 34 years
old, has agreed to become a human
icicle for science under a contract
entered into here with Dr. Ralph S.
Willard, the monkey freezing chem-
Simkhovitch, powerfully-built sce-
narist, was chosen for this unique
experiment from among 180 persons
Dr. Willard said had offered them-
selves in the interests of medical
The chemist said the. experiment
will begin as soon as a refrigerator
suitable to contain the human sub-
ject can be built.
Attorneys who drew the contract
added that if circumstances arise to
prevent the experiment in the United
States, it will be carried out in Mex-
ico or in any other country where no
interference is offered.
Dr. Willard, who said he has froz-
en solid and later revived small an-
imals over a period of six years in
ferers, announced he had brought
one monkey from a frozen state last
Monday without apparently ill effects.
A second monkey died, and a third,
Dr. Willard said, still is frozen but is
to be revived next week.
Dr. Willard insisted he would not
proceed with the experiment with-
out the presence of at least six doc-
tors to make exhaustive physical ex-
aminations of Simkhovitch and watch
the entire proceeding.
Simkhovitch declared he was
prompted only by a desire to "do
something for humanity for a

NEW YORK, Aug. 10. - (P) - In a
latitude where bananas are seen only
on pushcarts and palm trees flourish
in hotel-lobby flower pots, members
of New York's Latin-American col-
ony are energetically engaged in
movements aganist homeland govern-
Headquarters against the govern-
ment of President Lazaro Cardenas,
of Mexico, have been established by
Jose Veliz, "revolutionary agent pro-
Gen. Antonio I. Villarreal, whom
Veliz represents, is reported in Mex-
ico with a price on his head.
Veliz asserts that Villarreal has
10,000 followers distributed through-
out Mexico. "What we need," de-
clares the agent, "is arms and am-
Well-Practiced In Technique
Veliz is well-practiced in revolu-
tionary technique, having joined, at
the age of 14, the forces of the late
President Francisco Madero.
Incognito, but in close contact with
Veliz, has been Villarreal's ally, Gen.
Pablo Gonzalez, one-time provisional
president of Mexico, who recaptured
Mexico City from Panco Villa.
The A B C Cuban society which
overthrew Gerardo Machado, only to
have its leadership forced out in
turn, maintains headquarters in New
York where its leader, Joaquin Mar-
Michig~an Drys
Launch Drive
For Prohibition
LANSING, Aug. 10.-(P)-Mich-
igan drys, heartened by the contro-
versy over present liquor law abuses,
outlined today a campaign intended
to return the state to the dry column
in five years.
An intensive campaign to obtain
sufficient signatures to a petition
for legislative action which would in-
crease prohibitions in the present
liquor act will be launched Sept 1.
Dr. D. L. McBride, Michigan su-
perintendent of the Anti-Saloon
League, detailed the organization's
plans today and declared it stood back
of Gov. Fitzgerald in his attempt to
remove politics from liquor law en-
forcement, clean- up "hole-in-the-
wall" drinking places, and deny li-
cences to places which contribute to
the moral delinquency of youth.
"The controversy that John S.
McDonald, chairman of the liquor
control commission, had with Gov.
Fitzgerald over administration of the
state's new liquor law has been an in-
centive to our cause," declared Mc-
"Conditions surrounding the sale of
intoxicants have become rapidly
worse, and I can find no evidence
that the chairman was campaigning
to clean them up. Gov. Fitzgerald,
in his recently announced liquor traf-
fic reform program, mentioned those
reforms we have been most interest-
ed in.

tinez Saenz, directs undisclosed ac-
tivities related to island politics.
In view of present conditions, the
organization has not revealed its im-
mediate plan of political action. Col.
Fulgencio Batista, leader of Cuba's
military forces, and Martinez Saenz
have long been enemies.
Ferrara Publishes Magazine
Dr. Orestes Ferrara, Machado's
secretary of state and former ambas-
sador to Washington, and conse-'
quently a political opponent of Saenz,
has lately interested himself in the
publication here of a magazine
marked by its attacks on every gov-
ernment since Machado.
Headquarters of the "Association
Pro-Patria," composed of exiles from
the twenty-five-year-old dictatorship
of President Juan Vicente Gomez,
of Venezuela, aims at "overthrowing
dictatorship by a revolution of ideals,
not force."
Hector Gouverneur, a spokesman,
says that a study of 65 separate and
unsuccessful attempts at armed re-
volt in Venezuela have convinced the
association of the futility of arms.
Business Man in Pro-Patria
Active in the "Pro-Patria" is An-
tonio Rojas, once a business man of
Rochester, N. Y., who charged that
last year on a business trip to his
homeland he was "kidnaped by se-
cret police and placed in solitary
confinement for an imagined polit-
ical heresy."
Angel Morales, former secretary of
state of the Dominican Republic, now
in New York for "political reasons"
has charged President Trujiloo with
"dictatorship and political crimes."
Morales, however, disclaims any plans
for revolution.
The "Aprista" movement against
the government of Peru is represented
in New York but apparently has not
engaged in any recent activity.
Police Given Telegram
Addressed To Dr. Bauer
A telegram addressed to and re-
ceived by Dr. Walter J. Bauer on
July 30, shortly before he disap-
peared, was turned over to the po-
lice by the Western Union Telegraph
Co. Friday by order of Judge George
W. Sample.
The contents of the telegram were
not revealed by the police but it is
said to be identical with one found
in Bauer's room , at the Jennings
House. The telegram was turned over
to the Chicago police.
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