General News on the Day, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-23


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1 GENERAL NEWS OF THE DAY 4 , : The latest reports from Formosa, the Japanese island, which was visited Sunday by an earthquake are that over 3,000 people were killed, over 5,000 injured and over 30,000 homes destroyed. Communists in ten European nations have been urged to demonstrate in behalf of Russia against Germany, Poland and Japan. All Europe joined in an Eastern truce at .St. Peters basilica in Rome where the Pope blessed a crowd of 50,000. It is estimated that 12,000,000 Chinese are suffering from drought induced famine in eight provinces. From Ireland word comes that De Valeras followers and Irish Republicans held separate ceremonies in memory of "Bloody Easter." One man was killed and seven shot in a mine war renewal at Springfield, 111., Sunday afternoon. Edris Mabie, an organizer, was the man killed. The American Legion plans to investigate charges of radicalism in the University of Louisville and public schools of that city after youth parley ends in confusion. Two army flyers reach 26,000 feet in stratosphere and land balloon sixty-five miles from the take-off, reaching Farrar, Mo., uninjured. The flight was said to be quite successful. William J. Gardner, 56, for forty years a teller in the First National Bank of Chicago, in a fit of insanity shot and killed his daughter, Rita Jane, 20 years old, a stenographer at the bank, and his 14-year-old son, Donald, and seriously wounded another son, Kenneth, 17 years old, who disarmed his father. The mother of the family, Mrs. Elsa Gardner, was unhurt.

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