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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - August 24, 1933, Galveston, Texas disgrace Wf hive merited it is almost always in our power to lish our reputation Rochefoucauld W L MOODY CO UNI BANKERS UU 136 GALVESTON TEXAS THURSDAY AUGUST 24 1933 ESTABLISHED 1842 EIGHT DIE IN FIERCE ATLANTIC GALE Government Hurls Challenge to Underworld SPEEDY TRIAL Labor Appeals for Changes in PROMISED 14 INDICTED IN URSCHEL CASE Witnesses Receive Massacre Threat hut U S Defies Hoodlums to Act Oklahoma City Ok Aug 23 a federal grand jury swiftly indicted 14 persons in the Charles F Urschel ing case today the government issued a dramatic challenge to underworld confederates of those indicted to meet us with your own Rushing through a secret hearing to the indictments in only five federal prosecutors turned Immediately to plans for a speedy trial of those held including vey Bailey in jail at Dallas arid Alfred Bates held at Denver These two notorious hoodlums together with George Machine Gun Kelly still at large were named as the principal criminals in the blanket Indictment Seven Names Unknown The indictments for the first time definitely placed the amount of ransom at r Names of indicted were withheld However L L Drill SL ney said late today he was advised five Twin Cities men were Indicted They were Sam Kozberg drug com- pany official Sam J neapolis Barber Supply Company Pete Charles Wolk and Barney Herman Names of two of those indicted were not available from any source The others indicted were Mr and Mra R G Shannon and Mr and Mrs Armon Shannon at whose home near Tex Bailey was captured by a posse of officers nearly two weeks Urschel haa identified a shack on the Shannon farm as the place whore he was held for nine days Challenge Issued The sensational challenge to out- lawry came Immediately after the grand jury and on the heels of word that the lives of in the cane had been ened by letters and telephone calls H was issued by Joseph B Keenan special assistant United States at- torney assigned to stamp Sec URSCHEL CASE Page 13 National Code for Retailers Accused Cecil Smith of Texas second ranking polo player in the tion was arrested on charges pre- ferred by of III who said he attacked her Associated Press SMITH DEPARTS FOR LONG ISLAND YOUNG NURSE SHUNS FURTHER PUBLICITY SUPPORT OF RELIEF BOND ISSUE AND NRA PROGRAM PLEDGED of the 18th amendment nnd iui instill ui UIG amendment ami modification of the law was ed by the County cratic executive committee In cial session last night The resolution also pledged the support of the executive committee to the bono for nnd of the president ami thR national recovery act It was offered by George N from No 8 The committee also adopted a resolution on the death of Snul W Levy n member of tho executive commending hla service to the of Texas nnd praising his faithfulness and On recommendation nt P 1 Irin committee nnmc n successor to Mr Levy E R wnc elected There was when Mr made the nomination which was seconded by Mr SPO REPEAL ACTION Pago 13 r The Weather nnd not much change In temperature light to moderate winds Thursday nnd Unlit to modern tc on const In portion nnd I Light tn variable winds on Chicago 111 Aug Eugenia Rose aton nurse who accused Cecil Smith America's polo player of criminal assault night would not the case scheduled for a coring Friday Authorities notified In a letter from her of the decision cancelled the bond posted by Smith and his friends Smith left immediately for Long Island N Y where he is overdue for a polo tournament scheduled next month Miss Rose said in the letter the reason she dropped the caso WOE she expected to marry soon and wished to avoid publicity Smith was accused of attacking her In n wooded arpn ns he took her home from a hospital whore she had been assigned to care for a teammate injured during the West polo meet here Dislikes Publicity Dr R T Rose elderly dentist of N D and father of tho cirl took the letter to Police Magistrate Willis R of in which his daughter's decision was given I do not wish to prosecute Mr Cecil Smith on the charge of nal assault I expect to be married and I do not want any more I will not appear against Mr Smith and I wish you would fore dismiss the case at once Smith before departure com- I pleased to learn that Miss See CHARGE DROPPED P 13 MORE PAY AND SHORTER WORK Demand Presented at Hearing on Agreement Washington Aug Labor's appeal for more liberal wages and shorter working hours than the industry posed was laid today before the recovery administration in hearings on n proposed trade code for America's retailers C C Coulter secretary-treasurer of the Retail Clerks International Protective Association urged a hour instead of 44 as posed by the retailers and pay rates running from to weekly instead of to Said Necessary Miss Rose Schneideman of the NRA labor advisory hoard in- Coulter's proposals and said country's power In carrying on the general recovery campaign A week she estimated would put 400.000 of the unemployed retail workers back In their jobs A D deputy conducting the hearings on complex retail code problem shortly before had been told by Dr Paul Nystrom of New York that a work week based on the hours of operation would put back to work days Nystrom for years marketing professor at Columbia University proposed a work week for See INDUSTRIAL 13 COMMUNISTS NEWEST WORRY OF GOVERNMENT PLAN DEMONSTRATIONS Havana Aug nnd police were ordered to go on guard in the streets and parks of the capital tonight after authorities received a report that tions were planned by communists the newest trouble of the new Cuban government The organization had been denied a permit to parade in observance of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo in the United States six yenrs ago A threatened march on the palace today failed to but reports continued to tell of almost dally demonstrations in Eastern Cuba especially ftt tiago the capital of ince The communists here it was learned at their headquarters in Zulueta street laid plans to march See HBD MENACE Page 13 Colorful Field Meet To Be Held Tonight at Ball Park Amateur diamond performers of County will the field tonight nt Moody Stadium in ho interest of the Boost era Boy Band crack outfit of the Club hand prominent In the civic activities of will receive nil gate receipts of ri gigantic field meet and all-star baseball game All money taken in nt tho gates of the he used In Ing the for tho coming season with musical equipment The fair will get under way promptly at o'clock Admission prices arc children yearn of ago dren under 7 of age will he admitted free Tickets are good for nny in the grandstand Corps of committee have put In many hours of work ami much planning to thn event one of color entertainment nnd ronl enjoyment for tho ninny fans who arc expected to Attend Bull players from every organized ball league In tho county will in tho field meet nnd two crack mndo up of picked from the various loops will meet in fin all-star game after the field meet completed A colorful nnd entertaining tacle the field meet will see 100 participants compete in an effort See FIELD MEET Page 13 Fighting Priest Declares Hoover Philosophy Back Of Bank Closing Detroit Mich Aug Ills voice ringing through a courtroom jammed to the doors the Itcv Fr Charles E Hn today denounced the of Herbert Hoover his administration condemned local hanking methods and charged two clotted national banks here were wrecked by the philosophy money In the hands of the masses a ace His dramatic testimony came during his first day on the ness stand before the one-man grand jury Investigating the ing of the two banks the First National and the Guardian National Bank of Com- merce The nationally priest spared no words In his charges his testimony ranged from a lengthy and colorful explanation of his theory of the business de- pression to breath-taking attacks on local bankers Hoover he declared was a concrete example of the tion of the few by the and he submitted for the record an article from a London mining magazine of 1912 which he de- clared the former president wrote It was entitled The Economics of a Boom said it dealt with exploitation and high finance In mining He said expressed in the article was of fhe former president's tion Hoover tried to cure this damnable depression by pouring in gold at the top while the ple starved at the cried rising from his chair and pounding the witness table See BANK PROBE Page 13 CITY OFFICIALS ASSUME AR- ROLE IN SAN ANTONIO San Antonio Tex Aug Mayor C K and the city com- missioners Wednesday stepped into the picture as arbitrators in the strike of 300 girl cigar rollers and other employes of the Finck Cigar Company The strike has been in prepress since Aug 4 The situation approached a crisis Wednesday with n melee between pickets and strikebreakers at the factory A score of policemen were called to restore order and 15 po remained on guard at the plant throughout the day It was learned late in the day both the strikers and the plant management will submit re- ports to the city commission Thurs- day in on attempt strike and make to settle the arrangements whereby the employes will return to work under the provision of the NRA code which has been adopted by the cigar industry and by the Finck concern this week Conference Held Street Commissioner Paul E and Park Commissioner cob Rubiola visited the scene of the strike and returned to city hall with Mrs H W Ernst woman of the strikers The and the woman were in con- ference with Mayor Quin and other city during the afternoon and were joined later by Ed Finck proprietor of the company City officials stepped Into the picture RS arbitrators because of tho seriousness of the situation as demonstrated at the plant Three policemen were disarmed in the melee caused when striking ers blocked the paths of Sce CIGAR STRIKE PaBe 33 Honor Ten Millionth Fair Visitor Miss Evelyn Ruehmann farm girl of Stockton Iowa was showered with'gifts when she became the ten millionth visitor to enter the world's fair gates in Chicago Rufus C Dawes president of the exposition shown witb her Associated Press Deadly Sleeping Sickness Spreads to Nearby States Possible Carriers Hunted the ing in widened to include victims in: Oklahoma and Kansas federal state and city officials con- a story of insects suspected as possible carriers of infection which has been fatal to 22 persons n Dr J P Leake United States public health physician has in ed belief the of en- cephalitis was not due to water He expressed uncertainty ing the possible spread of infection by insects I As a result the United States public health service has ordered Dr L L Williams Jr medical en- to St Louis as a third c the STORY OF FANCIED WRONGS RELATED TO EXPLAIN DEATH PLOT St Paul Minn Aug Police Chief Thomas Dahill and James F Lynch assistant county attorney today served warrants charging kidnaping and assault upon Dr II tor to climax a story involving reputed drugging of a physician and an attempt upon his life The warrants charge the with engineering the of Dr E J Engberg tary of the Minnesota state board of medical examiners last July 12 and leaving him drugged in an parked on railway tracks ledberg was found DUS and suffering from abrasions and minor injuries Sunday and still Is in a hospital Dahill and Lynch after issuance of the warrants related a story of fancied wrongs to explain the at- tack upon the physician Some time ago the state medical board through Its attorney Manuel Brist ordered the chiropractor to remove the sign physician from his office window Hedberg became See HEDBERG ARREST P 13 BLUE SHIRT Dublin Irish Free State Aug 23 Eoln tonight de- fied the government's ban of blue shirt national guard by ad- dressing a rally of the tion Eighty Of the guardsmen were In uniform The government yesterday ban- ned the blue shirts at the same time setting up a military tribunal to try political offenders The situation was described In political circles See ENCEPHALITIS CONCERNS The following Galvestonians en- rolled Tuesday and Wednesday as blue star members of the NRA by signing pledge cards that they have added employers and Increased their weekly pay Mo Rehbei ploye i 522.50 Parts ded weekly Garner's Laundry two employes weekly increase Allen's two employes weekly increase Sherwin-Williams Paint Co one employe weekly increase Palace Cigar and Stand one employe weekly increase Ice Service Co one employe weekly Increase W Bottling Company one employe weekly increase Rex Laundry four employes ed weekly increase McBride's Inc two employes ed weekly Increase Madden Furniture Company weekly increase Kahn and Levy four employes added weekly increase Central Drug Store three em- ployes added weekly increase My Poultry Market two em- ployes time weekly increase Damage Soars Into Millions as Beach Resorts Flattened Battered Steamer Staggering to Port With One Lifeboat Left Wind Uproots Trees Unroofs Houses and Spreads Over Big Area LATE BULLETIN Vo Aup hurricane fate of the Chesapeake Line bay boat City of Norfolk and her forty passengers due here from Baltimore early yesterday had not been reported at 2 a m today The vessel bearing others A L Stephens president of the owning company was known to have been caught In: the midst of the terrific storm which lashed the bay By Associated Press A spinning northeast storm accompanied by the of a tropical hurricane beat against the Atlantic seaboard last night churning up waves that endangered shipping causing huge property damage and bringing death to coastal dwellers Eight deaths were recorded as the storm battered a high tide against the Virginia shore wrecking beach resorts and in- the Norfolk waterfront At least two fatalities were charged to the storm along the coast north of Virginia The steamship Madison bound down the coast was reported ing into Norfolk after having been battered all day off Chesapeake Light Blown far regular course the steamer last was re- ported about 50 miles up the coast from Norfolk proceeding slowly The vessel with 37 passengers and a crew or 60 aboard had sent out SOS signals when the storm threatened her ture and washed all but one She was being convoyed nto Norfolk by a coast guard boat North Carolina reported heavy damage beach highway be- tween Kitty Hawk and Nags Head with communication lines down About 40 residents of the marle Sound mainland were re- See STORM Page JULY ENDS WITH FAVORABLE TRADE BALANCE EXPORT BUSINESS BOOSTED 21 PER CENT Washington Aug ing price at and ening of busines out the world resulted in the United States increasing its foreign com- merce during July and ending the month with a favorable trade ance The commerce department an- today exports increased 21 per cent to and im- 17 per cent to favorable trade ports advanced for balance of for July The gains in the trade were con- trary to the usual seasonal trend and represented the third tive monthly advance and thu ond month in the present year in which trade was larger than in the corresponding month of 1932 In June foreign commerce re- in an unfavorable trade ance of approximately with exports of and im- ports of June was the only month this year the United States failed to have a favorable balance In the first seven months of 1933 foreign trade while below a year figo resulted in exports of and imports of this was a decrease of of exports and a drop of in imports as compared with the same period last year The export of in marked gold brought the total for Sec FOREIGN Page 13 Texas Exhibit at Century Oi Progress Is Dedicated Chicago VIU Aug Horned toads and opera shared at- tention today as Texas celebrated her day at a century of progress international exposition In a program short and Texas late this afternoon Golden Be Will Offered by Merchants Today Merchants or will present residents of both city and tho mainland with n rare ty today to themselves oi present low and the many to he offered In n wide of quality nro expected to prove a net for literally thousands of pern who lo of those prices before they begin ing upward Tho occasion of remarkable opportunity Is the Golden Harvest city's day annual which promises to be a event of the magnitude and probably of more interest than nny other of the year A large number of progressive merchants nrc in the affair nnd the nature and extent of the bargains which they are ot- the buying public may he found In their in The News today Attractive displays have been ar- ranged and cli preparations have been made for great August bargain day Owners and operators of leading stores are joining hands in an fort to give residents of Galveston nnd mainland communities n did of outstanding bargains this In the of steadily rising prices It Is explained the clearance period Is nt hand chants must make room in their stores for Incoming goods All present must be reduced re- of sacrifice In prices and despite the fact that there are still several weeks of summer weather ahead Officials pointed out Golden Harvest Day presents a genuine opportunity to secure seasonal at incredible ings Thrifty shoppers will come Seo GOLDEN HARVEST P 13 dedicated her exhibit and it eludes in addition to displays of art history natural and industrial wealth of the state a collection of mounted rattlesnakes centipedes scorpions tarantulas and five live horned toads The opera a presentation of Verdi's Aida by a cast composed mainly of Texans was given tonight and closed the day's program which attracted residents of the Lone Star State according to Claude Carter of Harlingen one of the dedication speakers Col Joe Edd Win free of Houston a member of the staff of Governor Miriam Ma Ferguson who of- represented the state was accorded a military reception when he nnd his party arrived nt thr to the fair A troop of United States cavalry statio roop of ned on i fair grounds was lined up in honor of the executive After of the troop tho Texans were welcomed by C president of the tion then forming a parade ed by the cavalry troop they to tho court of hall of Sec TEXAS DAY CAPITAL FEARFUL AS OF TREES ROOFS DESTROYED Washington Aug nation's capital quailed tonight be- fore a fierce tropical while governmental agencies went swiftly Into action to safeguard shipping in the raging Atlantic Many of the great the boulevards were torn out by the roots Power lines were felled and traffic paralyzed by the gusty gale of force which tore in from the sea to accompaniment of torrential rain The navy department's hundreds of employes were sent home early by special order of Adm William H Standley secretary to get them safely in their homes be- fore p when his experts had informed him the full force of the storm would strike Other eral offices did likewise bureau issued word the storm was fast beating out its Sec CAPITAL BLOW Page 13 MOTHER OF SLAIN GIRL SAYS BELIEVES HEM TO BE INNOCENT Bryan Tex Aug Attorney John R Grace of Robertson County said tonight ha would not oppose a reasonable bond for the release of Ervin Con- way 23 charged in the slaying of his fiancee Miss Elizabeth Ladelle Hammond 20 Baylor co-ed The district attorney said his de- was reached after he had considered an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed today by counsel for the accused youth Conway in the county jail at Franklin tonight in better spirits after a visit with Mrs mond Hammond mother of his who left the jail her belief in the innocence of the university post-graduate student I said Mrs Hammond that Ervin is as innocent of that See CONWAY BOND Page 13 Gin Marriage Law Is Effective to Sept 1 County Finds Because the new marriage license law passed at the last session of the legislature does not become until Sept 1 instead of earlier as at first thought by County Clerk George F Burgess couples who to get married must still file notice of their tion to marry and then wait days before they can procure their licenses But this however will only be required until Sept 1 After that the filing of a notice of Intention will not be required under the new law but the medical examination of the bridegroom will atil bo re- quired Some confusion over tho datt when the new law becomes tive caused County Clerk In announce several weeks agn See MARRIAGE LAW Pago
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