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when a ptane from that city, bound for Lake spread of flames caught some workers below deck;
Miss Beverly Mortensen and Rosaline Tolley. Gowanus flats where it burned for many hours;
dered a ban on Christian Science for protection Line estimated the loss on ship and cargo at
$2,000,000 or more.
as a republic. Messengers carried torches from tain in Brazil, 15 miles south of Sao Paulo, and
Aug. 20-In Detroit, 1.000 street cars and 2.700 years ago.
buses were tied up by an A. F. of L.-C. I. O.
jurisdictional row, which lasted five days. 1941-AUGUST
Aug. 21-in Paris, German and French police Aug. 1-In the U. S. Court in Camden, N. J., Enoch arrested 6,000 or more Jews in a continuing new L. Johnson, 58, Atlantic City Republican leader,
drive that brought to 150,000 the number of was sentenced to ten years in prison and $20,000 persons in France deprived of their liberty fine. He had been convicted of evading payment
because they were Jews, foreigners or political of $38,700 on an unreported income of $ 124,000
suspects, derived from the numbers racket in 1936 and
Aug. 23-By Executive Order the United States 1937.
Government took possession of the plant of the Aug. 2-In anticipation of the ban on processing of
Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., at raw silk, due at midnight. the U.S. Оfice of
Kearny. N. J., where construction of naval and Price Administration and Civilian Supply ordered
merchant vessels had been held up by a C. I. O. the rationing of rayon yarn "to avert complete
strike. Work was resumed on Aug. 26. dislocation of silk hosiery and civilian silk weav
Aug. 24-Joseph Bason, of Jersey City, was crushed ing industry,' in which 175,000 workers are
to death, his brother William died later, and employed.
six others of his family. three women and three Aug. 3-A robber with a pistol killed three men
childien, were burned to death when the car in and wounded seven others, including two police
which they were homeward bound from Greenmen, in a raid on a club in Seattle, Wash. He
wood Lake.. N. Y., was hit in the rear by a was shot and arrested.
Central Greyhound bus, at Waldwick, N. J. -A typhoon swept the Island of Guam at 100
Aug. 25-The U. S. War Department cut to three knots, causing heavy damage to crops. Warnings years the ten years-nine months court martial sent out 25 hours in advance saved the lives of
sentence which had been imposed on Private inhabitants.
John Habinyak, who had been inducted by the Aug. 5-In Arizona, the bodies of six men and a
draft from a $10-a-day job in a coal mine at woman who perished of heat, thirst and hunger Central Oity. Pa, to a $21-a-month job in the were found on the desert between Yuma and Army. He had been convicted of insubordination San Luis, Mexico; two others of the party were --Spitting on the messroom floor, refusing to alive in critical condition. They had been re
clean up around his bed and refusing to pick up turning by truck from Santa Ana, Mexico, to concrete blocks littering the road. their homes in Brawley, Calif.
Aug. 27-Ex-Vice Premier Pierre Laval, 58, and Aug. 7-Capt. Bruno Mussolini, 23, son of Premier Marcel Deat, 47, a pro-German Paris journalist. Benito Mussolini, was killed while experimenting
were shot and seriously wounded in Versailles at with a bomber that had been assigned to the
a review of a French volunteer corps which was squadron he headed. The crash happened as the
about to depart for Poland to train for "combat plane was preparing to land near Pisa, Italy.
against Bolshevism." The assassin, Paul ColAug. 9-Peruvian armed forces attacked the Ecua- lette, 21. of Normandy, wounded also Col. Durvy. dorian town of Zapotillo, near the frontier.
Commander of the barracks, and one of the Aug. 10— In McAlester, Okla., four persons were
members of the Volunteer Corps. killed when four convicts made an armed getaway -- Japanese planes bombed Yenan, in Shensi from the State Prison. The dead were: Warden
Province, headquarters of the Chinese ComDunn, Tab Ford, Pittsburg County jailer; Claude
munist party. Beavers and Roy Magee, escaping convicts.
Aug. 29-The legal controversy between the United Aug. 11-Richard Whitney. 53. former president of
States Government and the Northern Pacific the New York Stock Exchange, whose brokerage
Railway Co., over the ownership of 2,900.000 firm failed, and who had pleaded guilty to taking
acres of land granted to the company by Congress $214.000 of his clients' money, was released from
in 1864 and 1870, has been settled by mutual Sing Sing prison, on parole, after 40 months'
consent. The railroad agrees to convey to the incarceration.
United States approximately 363,000 acres of Aug. 13-In Chile, 60 or more persons were killed
land valued at $1.200.000 and to pay the governduring an eight-day storm, disrupting railroad
ment $300.000 in cash. and airline communications and power services.
-A collision at Demby Wielkie between a freight -An Executive Order has suspended the eight-hour
train and a military transport train killed 36 day for mechanics and laborers employed by the
Germans and injured 70 others.
Labor Day weekend celebration -The United States exchanged ratifications of Sept. 1-The treaties for peaceful settlement of disputes with
brought a death toll of more than 550 persons, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. They were
370 of whom perished in motorcar accidents; 65 signed Sept. 6, 1940, and now come into force.
were drowned. Traffic was increased to an unThe new pacts are known as Treaties for the precedented size by the furloughs of hundreds Advancement of Peace.
of thousands of draftees at the Army Camps. Aug. 14-In Tokyo, Vice Premier Baron Kiichiro In France, 13 persons were killed and three
Hiranuma, 75, was shot and wounded in his home others injured seriously in the wreck of a com-
Toulouse and Vichy.
China bases from which to send planes to bomb playing in a street were burned to death when
his war supplies and provisions from abroad. scattering flaming gasoline. The pilot, Lieut. -In Buffalo, N. Y., the United Automobile Workers R. W. Scott, who had bailed out, landed in a
(CIO) convention adopted an amendment to tree a block away.
any foreign government directly or indirectly.' Sept. 4-Amile-a-minute wind and rain storm Aug. 17-In Harlem, New York City, on the West killed two persons in the St. Paul-Minneapolis
132d Street pier, three Negro women were area, injured 75, destroyed 50 buildings and
ton cruiser Wilkes-Barre, the 111-year-old Aug. 18-Fire of undetermined origin destroyed Cramps shipyard in Philadelphia, was formally
East River Pier 27, Brooklyn, and the freight reupe 'ec.
her summer home, Hyde Park, N. Y. Her son was destroyed and no trace of the driver was and the latter's wife were by the bedside at the found. J. C. Martin, an oil operator, following end. The cause of the demise was an acute the truck, was killed in the wreckage of his circulatory collapse caused by old age. She was auto. The blast leveled trees on both sides or buried in St. James's Church Yard in Hyde the highway for 100 yards, and ripped a crater Park. Her maiden name was Sarah Delano, and 10 feet deep and 25 feet long in the concrete she was born in Newburgh, N. Y. Sept. 21, 1854, road. daughter of Warren Delano and Catharine Sept. 20-President Roosevelt signed at Hyde Park. Robbins Lyman Delano. She
was a direct N. Y., and thereby put into effect at 1:16 P. M descendant of Phillippe De la Noye, a Huguenot, the biggest tax bill in the nation's history, callof Leyden, Holland, who came to the United ing for
new and higher levies all down the line States and Americanized his name to Philip as a means of raising $3,553,400,000, thus. Delano. Mrs. Roosevelt willed the Hyde Park Corporation income inci excess profits, estate to her sori.
$1,382,100,000; Individual income, $1,144,000,000; Sept. 8-In Hanover, Germany, authorities began Capital stock tax, $22,300,000; Estates and gifts, assembling
the Jews into the mortuary hall of $157,600,000; Excise and miscellaneous taxes, the Jewish cemetery, following the Mayor's $846,800,000, Total, $3,553,400,000. order evicting them from their homes on 24 Sept. 21– Millions of' Hindus flocked to the seaside hours' notice. The eviction orders also provided and to sacred rivers and tanks throughout India for the sale of their property, the proceeds to for the solar eclipse. They offered prayers, disbe turned over to them "at a given time." The tributed alms to the poor and bathed in the orders mentioned, as one reason for the ousters, holy waters. More than 500,000 from all parts & book written by a Jew in New York City, of India bathed in the sacred tanks at Kurukdemanding "sterilization of all Germans and shetra. employment of German soldiers as coolies in Sept. 23-Government troops took control of foreign lands."
Argentine air fields, including El Palomar, just Sept. 9Owing to the activity of the Matupi outside Buenos Aires: General Urquiza Urquiza. volcano, the capital of the Island of New Britain airdrome in Parana; El Plumerillo in Mendoze, has been moved from Rabaul to Lae, 18 miles Coronel Pringles in villa Mercedes, San Luis away, on the coast at the mouth of the Markham Province. The military airplane factory at River in Huon Gulf.
Cordoba also was under guard. -An Army bombing plane with six men aboard -In & rebuffed effort to lay their grievances per
left Tacoma, Wash., and was not heard from sonally before President Camacho at his home after 4:59 A. M. on Sept. 22, the wreckage was in a Mexico City suburb, nine labor union found on the 7.000-foot level of Mount Con- marchers were shot to death by soldiers. stance, on the Olympic Peninsula. The plane -The Duke and Duchess of Windsor flew from the appeared to have exploded.
Bahamas to Miami, Fla. The Duke went to the Sept. 10-Under a provision of the Railway Labor University of Miami to visit R. A. F. cadets Act, President Roosevelt put off for at least 60 undergoing advanced flight training under the days & strike of 1,250,000 railway workers by direction of Pan American Airways instructors; creating, by executive order, a fact-finding board. on Sept. 25 they arrived by train in Washington, to investigate the wage dispute. Warren L. where cheering crowds followed them everyMorse of the University of Wisconsin Law School where. They made a brief call on the President was named as chairman. The strike had been and were guests-he of the National Press Club, called by the “Big Five" operating and the 14 she of the Women's National Press Club. The non-operating unions.
couple went by train to Canada by way of Sept. 11-An earthquake in Eastern Turkey de- Chicago, crossed the border on Sept. 28, at North stroyed 40 villages in Van Province.
Portal, Sask., thence to Aldesyde, whence they Sept. 12-The Canadian Cabinet agreed to let the motored to the Duke's ranch in Alberta. Dionne quintuplets reunite with the rest of the -In New York City, at Flushing Meadow Park, a family on the completion by the father of a new 6-ton black granite monument was unveiled; 50 home in Callander, Ontario.
feet below it les buried the Time Capsule, a Sept. 13-The New Zealand Parliament has ended record of the World of Today to be uncovered the death penalty, also flogging.
and opened in the year 6939, in the World of -The Duke of Kent returned to England by plane Tomorrow. The capsule was buried there Sept. from Canada and the United States.
23, 1938. Sept. 14-In Zagreb, Croatia, bombs attributed to -The Rajah of Sarawak changed his government
Communists exploded in the central telephone from an absolute to a constitutional monarchy. exchange injuring a German major and at least Sept. 24The Supreme Soviet abolished the 13 other persons. In another quarter of the city German Volga Republic, the inhabitants of Croat soldiers were wounded by machine-gun which had been ordered to Siberia to prevent any Are.
subversive activity. The Soviet Awarded 15 adSept. 15-Derailment, near Columbus, Ohio, of ministrative districts to the Saratov region and
io cars in a 60-tank-car train bound for Phila- seven to the Stalingrad region. delphia, caused loss by fire of 100,000 gallons of Sept. 25-In China, Japanese troops bombed crude petroleum.
Changsha, capital of Hunman Province, south -Alfred Charles Nunez Arnold, believed to be the of Hankow, and began "a battle of annihilatiori"
oldest man in Great Britain, died in a Liverpool against 300,000 troops defending the city. They convalescent home at the age of 112. He claimed its capture Sept. 28. Parachute troops habitually rose at 8:30 A, M., drank tea and did were used. one hour of exercises.
-The freighter, Ethel Skakel (formerly the Libby Sept. 16-At a Fordham University symposium, (Maine) laden with steel rails for the Puerto
New York City, Prof. V. F. Hess, Nobel 1936 Rico Naval base, sank in a storm; 20 lives lost. Physics Prize Winner, said that, assuming the Sept. 26-At their convention in Lansing, Mich., earth's center is liquid and contains radio-active the State. County and Municipal Workers of matter, the end of the world could be brought America, C. I. 0. union of civil service emabout 2,000,000,000 years from now by liquefac- ployees, revised its constitution to establish tion. Prof. Joseph Lynch, another physicist, said machinery for strikes in government departevidence from thermodynamics, terrestrial mag- ments and public and private hospitals. netism and part of the evidence from seismology Sept. 27--The President of Ecuador, Carlos Arroyo indicated that the earth had a solid core, which de Rio, announced in a letter to the Governors would offer escape by conduction for any radio- of all States that extraordinary powers had been Active heat generated within the core.
conferred on him by Congress and the State Sept. 17– In Copenhagen harbor an explosion on Council. He declared he would not use them the destroyer Goeteborg spread to the destroyers unjustly nor despotically, but only to prevent Klas Horn and Klas Uggla, and all three went political use of the international situation to to the bottom; 31 Swedish sailors were killed and undermine the government. 12 were injured.
--Mexico and Central America were swept by hur-A strike of electrical workers gave Kansas City ricanes and floods; 100 fishermen were drowned & four-hour blackout.
and much livestock destroyed. -In Nanking, capital of the Japanese-sponsored Sept. 28--- Miss Marion Miley, 27, golf player, was National Government of China, a bomb explosion shot to death by masked burglars, at the Country at the railway station killed eight persons and Club, Lexington, Ky., and her mother WAS wounded 35; over 20 persons were killed by fatally wounded. bomb explosions.
Sept. 29.-Special examiner, Judge Charles B. Sears, Sept. 18The Court of Political Responsibilities in who heard the evidence in the Harry R. Bridges Spain passed a sentence of 15 years exile and case at San Francisco, recommended in a report inflicted heavy money fines on ex-Premier Juan to U. S. Attorney General Biddle, that the West Negrin and Luis Jiminez, ex-Vice President of Coast labor leader be deported, inasmuch as the
the Cortes. Both are fugitives. Negrin in Mexico, testimony indicated membership in and afiliation Sept. 19-A truck load of nitro-glycerin exploded with the Communist party. The House of Repre
on the highway near Bradford, Pa. The truck sentatives, on Oct. 6, with less than 50 members present, voted to deport Bridges. The House, on by Marshal Henri Petain to imprisonment in the June 13, 1940, voted by 330 to 42 to deport him, fortress of Portalet, in the Pyrenees, until their but the Senate pigeonholed the measure.
trial for their responsibility for France's entrance -Col. Sir John Laurie was elected Lord Mayor of into the war in 1939 and for her defeat.
London. He was an Alderman and Sheriff in the Oct. 20-On the way home from their ranch in
Oct. 21--Mexico and Great Britain resumed diploSept. 30-Flooded rivers of southern New Mexico matic relations broken in 1938 when the Cardenas
inundated widely separated towns and cities Administration expropriated British oil properties tonight, causing heavy damage to crops and in Mexico. highways before rolling into neighboring Arizona -A decree in Unoccupied France banished all and Texas.
automobiles made before 1925, under a penalty 1941-OCTOBER
of a fine of 5.000 francs,
--The British Ministry of Agriculture made an Oct. 1-William C. Brooks, 49, a pioneer American error in announcing a plan to "improve a con
air pilot, and Frank C. Burgess, geologist, of siderable area of land in the neighborhood of Utica, N, Y., were two of five persons killed in Llanfairpwillgyngyligerchwrndrobwlllandsiliogoan Andes plane crash in Bolivia.
gogoch," Wales. The name should have been -In Oita prefecture, Japan, 75 to 100 persons, spelled “Llanfairpwillgwyngyligergerychwyrndro
mostly middle-school students, were drowned bwllalanosylizogogoch.' when a passenger train toppled from a bridge Oct. 22-In the British Columbia Provincial elecinto a storm-swollen river.
tion the Liberals failed to keep their majority in Oct. 2-The Massachusetts Senate convicted State the Legislature.
Executive Councillor Daniel Coakley, 75, on mis- Oct. 23-Mrs. Florence Maybrick, 80, was found conduct and maladministration. He was ousted dead in bed in South Kent, Con., where she from office and barred for the future from "hold- had lived since 1920 under her maiden name of ing any position of profit or honor or trust under Florence Chandler. She was a native of Mobile, this Commonwealth." It was charged criminals Ala., daughter of a banker. Her mother was obtained pardons through fraud.
the former Carrie Holbrook of New York. When Oct. 5--The Chinese Central News Agency reported Florence was 18 her mother, who had become
that Chinese forces had evacuated Chengchow, the Baroness de Roques, took her to England railway center in North Honan Province, after where she met James Maybrick, a Liverpool "inflicting 5,000 casualties on the Japanese.
cotton broker. They were married next year. Oct. 6-Pamela Hollingsworth, 5, of Lowell, Mass., After his death from arsenic, in 1889, his widow
who had been wandering eight days in a White was convicted of his murder and was sentenced Mountain wilderness in New Hampshire, without to be hanged. Public clamor on both sides of food, was found by a CCC worker as she was the Atlantic led to a change of the sentence to trudging along Middle Sister Trail. about two life imprisonment. She was released at the close miles from the White Ledge National Forest of 16' years in a cell, and she returned to the grove where she had disappeared on a family United States, living outside Chicago, in Florida, picnic. Able to walk and talk, the little girl and finally in South Kent. mumbled to her father through swollen lips: --Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes ended the *Daddy, I've been waiting for you." Her toes gasoline curfew in the East. nad been frost bitten. Hundreds of persons had Oct. 24-The 1911 U S.-Japan seal protection taken part in the search. Her frosted feet kept treaty expired. Japan gave as reason for abroher in the hospital until Oct. 27.
gating the pact that damage had been inflicted -Federal Judge F. G. Caffey, in New York City, on the Japanese fishing Industry by the increase
denied the request of the U. S. Government for or fur seals. It is estimated that the seal herds an order dissolving the Aluminum Company of increased during the period of protection from America. He ruled that the charges of monopoly about 125,000 in 1911 to 2,300,000 at the present concerning the 12 branches of the company had time. not been proven, and that its dissolution would -The Duke of Windsor inspected airplane equipbe "greatly contract to public interest."
ment defense shops at East Hartford, Conn. -The
new Prime Minister of Australia, John Oct. 25--An Army plane crashed in a fog against Curtin, set up a Laborite Cabinet.
a hill in Suisum Valley, Cal.; five persons were --George Hopkins, 30, & parachute jumper who killed had landed six days previously atop the 1.280-ft.
Oct. 26–Near Clanton, Ala., 15 persons were volcanic spire near Endurance, Wyo., was rescued burned to death and eight others were injured by mountain climbers who anchored ropes in when a bus struck a bridge. rings in the sides of the peak.
Oct. 27-An explosion in a coal mine near NortonOct. 9-The U. S. Supply Priorities and Allocation ville, Ky., killed 15 workers.
Board prohibited the start of any more non- Lieut. Commander William K. Vanderbilt, reessential public or private construction projects tired, presented to the Navy the yacht Alva, requiring "appreciable quantities of critical which has 4,200 horsepower Diesel motors and materials."
has circled the globe three times. Oct. 11-The Duke and Duchess of Windsor were Oct. 28-In New Mexico five Army fliers were
welcomed by thousands of persons when their killed in a crash 150 miles southeast of Albuspecial train arrived in Baltimore, the native querque; two others died in a fall near Woodville, city of the Duchess. More than 250,000 lined the Cal. streets two days later while the couple drove to - The Duke and Duchess of Windsor lunched in the City Hall for an official welcome.
the White House, with the President, and the Oct. 12-Four of eight buildings in Fall River, latter's daughter-in-law, Mrs. James Roosevelt,
Mass., of the Firestone Rubber and Latex Co., who served as hostess for the First Lady, who were swept by fire. The loss of crude rubber had left by plane an hour earlier to keep a was estimated at 15,850 tons, and the total loss lecture engagement in Chicago. Before going at $13,000.000.
she and the Duchess met for the first time in Oct. 13-An emergency bill to permit 3,000 to 5,000 the White House and were together for half an
naturalized Americans residing abroad to retain hour. their citizenship was rushed to the White House Oct. 29 --The American Society of Composers, in time to beat the deadline at midnight when Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) signed a conprovisions of the new nationality act went into tract lasting until Dec. 31, 1949, by which effect which would have deprived them of their 1.250.000 tunes are available to the National and citizenship.
Columbia Broadcasting Systems, Oct. 14-The 3,198 Danish steamship Bonita sank Oct. 30-A plane of Northwest Airlines, from Chi
in one minute, after a collision with the 1.046- cago for Seattle, cracked up in “thick weather ton Swedish steamship Bojan off the southern tip with a freezing temperature." about at Moorof Sweden, and 21 of her crew were missing; head, Minn., two miles from its next scheduled four were rescued.
stop, Fargo, N. D., just across the Red River. - Argentina and the United States signed the first of the 15 persons aboard all were burned to
trade treaty between the two countries in almost death except the pilot, Clarence Bates, of a century.
Minneapolis, who was thrown clear. There were Oct. 15-In the Federal Court in Philadelphia, the 12 passengers and a crew of 3, including the
Government dismissed three indictments and two co-pilot, and the stewardess. criminal information complaints against Grover -A plane of American Airlines, from New York Cleveland Bergdoll, a World War draft dodger for Chicago, fell in a field near Lawrence, 14 who is serving a 72-year sentence at Ft. Leaven- miles west of St. Thomas, Ontario, soon after worth, Kan.
10 PM None of the 20 persons aboard-17 Oct. 16-Ex-Premiers Edouard Daladier and Leon passengers and crew of 3-survived the flames.
Blum and Generalissimo Maurice Gamelin, for- The pilot was David I. Cooper of Plandome, mer allied commander in chief, were sentenced N. Y. The stewardess, Miss Mary E. Blackley. The plane, the New Yorker, had left LaGuardia -H. W. Lord, 67, died in Springfield, Mass. He Field at 5:50 P. M.
slumbered from Oct. 26, 1926, to one day in 1930; --A cadet of the Royal Air Force and an American and in three months slept again, until March,
flying instructor were killed and another cadet 1936, but soon relapsed. seriously injured when two planes collided at the Nov. 14-The Los Angeles area was shaken by municipal airport at Albany, Ga.
earthquakes which mostly centered in suburban - The Duke of Windsor lunched with Henry Ford Torrance and Gardena, Property damage was put and inspected automobile and defense plants in at $1,000,00 Reinforced concrete buildings the Detroit area.
erected since the 1933 quake appeared un
Nov. 18—-Fire destroyed one of the dormitory buildNov. 1-The 950-foot span-Rainbow Bridge-was ings of the Brunswick Home, a private hospital
opened to trafic over the Niagara River below in Amityville, L. I., N. Y.; seven inmates were the Falls. The former one, built in 1898. Was killed
destroyed by an ice jam in January, 1938. -In Colombia, a landslide destroyed the village Nov. 3-Six Norwegians were executed by a of Mongua, killing 100 persons.
German Aring squad for assisting enemies Nov. 19-The Workers Alliance, a national organiand tbe Norwegian fishing fleet of 70.000 vessels zation engaged in unemployment reliel, with was placed under State control, to prevent headquarters in New York City, has been disfurther escapes to Britain, dispatches said. solved, it was officially announced. It has had -The Duke and Duchess of Windsor left New 200 branches in 25 states. York City by train.
-The United States agreed with Mexico to sta, -H. C. Hopson, ex-head of the Associated Gas
bilize the peso, buy fixed amounts of silver and and Electric Utilities System, pleaded guilty in finance road building. Mexico agreed to pay the U. 8. Court, New York City, to cheating the
$37.000.000 over a period of 14 years to settle all Government of $1,885,405 in his 1929 income agrarian and general" claims of American tax. He was sentenced to two years in prison, nationals, to make a trade agreement and to atto be served concurrently with a 5-year sentence tempt to negotiate a settlement of the petroleum for mall fraud which he began to serve on Jan.
expropriation controversy, 10 last at Lewisburg, Pa.
-Snapping of a coupling between two cars of a Nov. Mayor F. H. LaGuardia was re-elected for
96-car freight train in the 7,000-foot long Hasson a third term as Mayor of New York City, on a Tunnel of the Southern Pacific, 39 miles north four-ply ticket-Republican, Fusion, American of Los Angeles, caused a fire in the locomotive; Labor and United. His Democratic opponent five of the crew and cattle in cars were killed yas William O'Dwyer, District Attorney of
by fumes or flames. Brooklyn Borough (Kings County). The official
Nov. 21--In San Quentin, Calif., prison, Mrs. Ethel vote was, LaGuardia, 1,186,291; O'Dwyer, 1,054,- Leta Juanita Spinelli, 52, known as
Duchess," died in the lethal gas chamber, the No 1. 6-Milt Taylor, 47, a clown attached to the
first woman to pay the legal death penalty in Ringling circus, died of arsenic poisoning in At
California. She was put to death for her part lanta, Ga. This was followed by the death of 11
in the slaying of a member of her own gang. of the show's elephants from the same cause. -The United States discharged the Grand River --William Bioff and George E. Browne, leaders of
Authority, a State agency, which has had charge the International Alliance of Theatrical State
of the $25,000,000 Grand River power project in Employees, who, it was testified, had got $550,
Oklahoma, and put a Federal oincial in control. 000 or more from motion picture concerns by
It aims to end difficulties which have beset the strike threats, were convicted in the U. S.
work since it was started, technically under conCourt in New York City, and were sentenced
trol of Oklahoma but financed wholly by Federal respectively to ten and eight years in prison and loans and grants. were fined $20,000.
-Warren Davis, of Philadelphia, a retired Judge The eighth National Eucharistic Congress opened
of the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals. resigned in Santiago, Chile. It closed 3 days later with a
The indictment against him was dismissed. He broadcast message from the Pope, who said he
was tried twice on conspiracy charges in conhoped for world peace and preservation of Chile's
nection with the bankruptcy proceedings of W1lreligious faith against "false doctrines, im
liam Fox, the motion picture producer. In both morality, disbelief and reborn paganism.
cases the jury disagreed. Nov. 7-Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, Nov. 23-Numerous arrests were made in Panama and Petroleum Coordinator, was named Coordi
by the Government in order to halt a plot to put nator of Solid Fuels.
Anibal Rios, Third Vice President and former Nov. &A woman was killed in an automobile acci
Minister to Peru, in the Presidency, it was dedent near Monterrey, Mexico, who was identified
clared by her companion, Dr. Arthur F. Torrance, as
Nov. 24-The U. S. Supreme Court unanimously his bride. She was the widow of a man named
barred, as unconstitutional, the California Anui. Loveland. She was married to Torrance on
Migrant (Okie) Law, used sometimes during dust Oct. 18, in Winiamsburg, Ky. She had died
storm years, to check the increasing influx of from a head wound, it was alleged, when the car
homeless farmers and other workers into that upset in a ditch.
State. The statute was rejected on several Xov. -A half-ton cylinder head blown from a
grounds, among them that the right to move passing freight locomotive into the path of the
ireely from State to State was a right of national Pennsylvanian, a Chicago -New York express, at
citizenship protected by the 14th Amendment. Dunkirk, Ohio, wrecked tne forward part of the
-Lisbon, Madeira and Azores, were shaken by an latter train, killing 12 and injuring more than
earthquake, at 12:20 P. M. E.S.T. 40 persons.
Nov. 27-Derailment of two southbound passenger Nov. 10-In Chile, President Pedro Aguirre Cerda,
trains of the Atlantic Coast Line, one near 62 and sick, turned the (Popular Front) govern
Hortense, Ga., the other near Dover, Fla.. ment over to Vice President Geronimo Mendez,
resulted in the death of one passenger and leader of the Radical party. He died two weeks
injuries to over 20 others. later.
-The U. S. Senate ratified a treaty with Canada Nov, 11-Voters in the Philippines reelected Presi
allowing diversion from the Niagara River of dent Manuel Quezon and Vice President Sergio
additional water for power purposes. The treaty Osmena. Nov. 12-Executives of the "big five" railroad was revised by the Foreign Relations Committee
to make it clear that it did not grant authority union brotherhoods met in Chicago and fixed a strike deadline for 6 A, M. Dec. 7. to enforce
for development of the St. Lawrence Seaway. demands for a 30 per cent wage increase. The
Under the agreement, the United States could strike would be effected in three consecutive
divert an additional 7,500 cubic feet of water a
second and Canada an additional 6.000 cubic days, Dec. 7. 8 and 9, unless the White House
feet. The water would be taken out of the intervenes.
river above the falls. -Abe Reies, a police "guest'' under guard in the
Nov. 30-Louis Hair Moon Hotel, Coney Island, New York City.
(Lepke) Buchalter, Emanuel Tell. broke his back and died when his bed- (Mendy) Weis and Louis Capone, were consheet-radio lead-in wire, down which he was victed by a jury in Brooklyn, N. Y., of murder trying to escape, broke. Reles had been held in in the irst degree and sentenced to death in the hotel as a witness in District Attorney Wil- the electric chair.
Tlam O'Dwyer's campaign against murder, Inc. -Richard Krebs, who writes under the name of Nov. 13---In Chicago. 14 unions of non-operating Jan Valtin, was pardoned by Governor C. L. employees. representing 900,000 workers in the Olson of California, having been on parole since railroad Industry, issued a joint statement re- 1929 after serving three years of a 10-year prison jecting the recommendations of President Roose- sentence imposed in 1926 when he pleaded guilty velt's Emeşgency Board for settlement of their to a charge of assault with a deadly weapon wage dispute with the rail lines.
upon & merchant.
Death Roll of 1941 Abell, W. W. (69), newspaper owner; Baltimore, Bergson,
Henri (81), philosopher; near Paris,
Berry, Brig. Gen. C. W., ex-New York City con-
troller; Charlottesville, Va., April 30. geles, Calif., Aug. 12.
Besson, P. H. M ("Incredible Philibert")., exAldrich, C. H, director Amer. Acad. in Rome; in
member of Chamber of Deputies in Riom prison, that city, Dec. 26, 1940.
France, March 16.
Bibesco, Prince George (60), aviator; Bucharest Feb. 28.
July 3 Andersen, H. C. (68), sculptor, planner of
Bickel, G. L. (78), actor; Los Angeles, Calif., "Universal City"; Rome, Dec. 19, 1940.
June 5. Anderson, H. M. (64), newspaperman; New York
Bijay Chand Mahtab (60), Hindu Prince of Bengal; City, Dec. 26, 1940.
Bombay, Aug. 29. Anderson, J. E. (86), art dealer; Brooklyn, N. Y.,
Birkhead, Miss May (55), newspaper woman; New July 11.
York City, Oct. 27. Anderson, Sherwood (64), fiction; Colon, C. Z.,
Birch, Stephen (68), copper producer; New York March 8.
City, Dec. 30, 1940. Annenberg, Max (66), newspaper circulation pro
Bissell, R. M. (79), Hartford insurance executive: moter; Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 7.
Farmington, Conn., July 18. Argento, Valentino (45), fencer; Philadelphia, Pa.,
Blackton, J. S. (66), painter, film producer; HollySept. 8.
wood, Calif., Aug. 13. Armington, F. M. (65), painter, etcher; New York Block, Paul (63), newspaper publisher; New York City, Sept. 21.
City, June 22 Armour, A. V. (77), plant expert; New York City,
Blumenthal. George (83). president Met. Museum March 6.
of Art banker; New York City, June 26. d'Arsonval, Prof. J. A. (89), electrotherapy dis- Blumenthal, Hart (81), collector of Lincolniana, coverer; in France, Dec. 31, 1940.
merchant; Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 3. Ascenzí, Sante (92), last "Huntsman" of the Bole, B. P. (68), newspaper owner; Cleveland, O., former Papal Army: Rome, Jan, 13.
Nov. 27. Ashley, C. S. (82), "perpetual" Mayor (27 terms),
Bolles, Stephen (75), Wis. Congressman, newsNew Bedford, Mass., Feb. 6.
paperman; Washington, July 8. Atwood, M. V. (55), newspaperman; Rochester,
Bond, E. J. (53), insurance executive; Baltimore, N. Y., Nov. 3.
Md.. Nov ? Auckland, Lord (F. C. G. Eden) (46), war aviator;
Borglum, Gutzon (69), sculptor: Chicago, Ill.. London, April 16.
March 6. Austin, F. B. (55), author, playwright; in England,
Borislavsky, Col. Michael, Russian torpedo niMarch 12.
ventor: New York City, Feb. 23. Austin,' Lord (74), automobile manufacturer; in Bosley, Mrs. E C. (Elizabeth Cromwell) (45), race England, May 23.
horse trainer; near Baltimore, Md., Dec. 9, 1940. Ayres, Agnes (42), actress; Hollywood, Calif., Dec. Bostick, C. J. (78), newsaperman; New Orleans, 25, 1940.
La., Jan. 1. Baca Flor (72), Peruvian painter; near Paris,
Bottger, O. C. (60), rifle trapshot champion; FairMay 19
field. Ia., July 12. Bada, Angelo (65), opera singer; in Italy, March 24, Bouck, Chief Justice F. E. (68). Denver, Col., Baden-Powell, Lord Robert (83), soldier, Boy Scout
NOV. 24. promoter; in Nyeri, Africa, Jan 8.
Bouton, A. L. (69), New York educator: Pasadena, Baer, W. ). (81), painter; East Orange, N, J.,
Calif., April 18. Sept. 21.
Bowers, L. M. (94), business aide of the late John Baez, Cedilio (79), ex-Pres. of Paraguay, jurist;
D. Rockefeller; Binghamton, N. Y., June 2. Ascuncion June 18.
Bowes-Lyon, Lady Maude (71). aunt of Queen Bagby, A. M. (81), pianist, concert manager:
Elizabeth, Worcester, England, March 1. New York City, Feb. 26.
Bradshaw, Mrs. Kenneth (Jeannette Despres) Ball, John (79), champion golfer; in Wales, Dec. (59), actress; New York City, May 25. 2, 1940.
Braganza, Princess (Venada Stoody); Tampa, Fla..
Jan. 11. Banting. Sir F. G. (49), co-discoverer of insulin; in Newfoundland plane crash, Feb. 21.
Braisted, Rear Admiral W. C. (77), West Chester, Barbanell, Solon (81), Brooklyn newspaper editor:
Pa., Jan. 17.
Branson, Leon (72), lawyer, ORT leader: Marseille,
Brandeis, L. D. (84), ex-Associate Justice, U. S.
Breckenridge, Dr. S. D. (59), ex-U. S. fencing Barnard, Emile (73), painter; Paris, April 19.
champion, Lexington, Ky, Aug. 1.
Brennen, s. D. (81), actor; Philadelphia, Pa., Barnes, Mrs. W. S. (Hattie Delaro) (80), opera singer; New York City, April 18.
Dec. 10, 1940. Barr, J. W., Jr. (77), financier, lawyer; Louisville,
Brett. FJ. (19). power executive, New Rochelle,
N. Y., March 23.
Brewster, Benjamin (80), Episcopal bishop; Portpoet; Portland, Me., Dec. 17, 1940
land, Me., Feb. 2.
Brewster, Rev. Barringer, P. B (83), educator; Charlottesville,
C.B. (92), retired Protestant
Episcopal bishop; Hartford, Conn., April 9.
War (Salonica) commander; in England, Nov. 27.
El Paso, Tex, Sept. 14,
Brockbank, Mrs. Mary (99), last of Utah Pioneers Md., Nov, 11.
of 1847; Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 18. Bell, Irene Perry (Irene Perry) (75), actress; New Brower, Col. Gerald (47), U. S. military and air York City, May 29.
observer, El Obeid. April 20. Bellinger, F. C. (47), New York lawyer; Brewster, Brown, G. S. (70), jurist: Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11. N. Y., Sept. 9.
Brush. G. de F. (85), painter; Hanover, NH,
Brusie, Harry (68), harness horse owner; Boston,
Boyan, W. G. (63),, Greenwich Village publisher;
Bryson, Brig. Gen. J. H. (65), Chief of Staff. 3rd
Institute; Ardsley, N. Y., Sept. 28.