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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - September 24, 1933, Galveston, Texas w L MOODY co BANKERS ISM Oro 167 TEXAS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24 PAGES TEXAS OLDEST ESTABLISHED 1842 PLOT TO KIDNAP WEALTHY GIRL BARED Urschel Case Judge Hands Down Revolutionary Rulings SWEEPS ASIDE DEMURRERS OF MAN IS FREED Judgement on Two Others Held Off and Four Remain Dubious of Fate Oklahoma City Ok Sept 23 rulings by Federal Judge Edgar S Yaught today swept aside demurrers of nme defendants in the Charles F Urschel kidnaping conspiracy trial won freedom for one man and a deferred judgment for two others Harvey Bailey and Albert Bates received no consideration from the judge who overruled defense comment Guilt Said Equal Judge said the three Shannons from Wise County Tex were Just as guilty If they bored the kidnapers and held their victim as If they had kidnaped transported and later collected the ransom Charles Wolk one of seven de- from Minneapolis and St Paul was ordered released Isadore and Peter Valdar will learn Monday morning whether they must trust their cases to the jury The four others Barney man Clifford Skelly Sam and Sam Kozberg wire given no encouragement by the judge who declared that they may not have known they were handling Urschel money but that they knew they had hot money in their possession The prosecution traced and of the paid for release to these four No Greater Menace This Is a revolutionary ing said Judge Vaught when defence attorneys had ished arguing their assertions that the prosecution had been cient to convict Kidnaping is as bad as der If not worse There Is no er menace In the country today In interpreting the act under which thin case is heard I bear In mind that Ita purpose Is to prevent all The law in the case Is the new Lindbergh act passed by con- URSCHEL CASE Page 5 HOUSTON SELECTED AS NEXT MEETING PLACE OF SOCIATION In the final session of Its two-day annual convention here the Texas Circulation Managers Association yesterday afternoon elected as president E C White circulation manager for the ton Chronicle who succeeds L E Brumleu circulation manager of Houston Post August Weber circulation manager of Ths ton News and Tribune was elected vice president to succeed Harry McNeil of the Corpus er and Times while H E of the Houston Chronicle was re-elected to his tenth tivo term ns secretary-treasurer of the association Matters of Importance to per circulation were discussed and ten new members were enrolled Tho membership consists of 45 who represent tho larger papers of the state The association was of The News Company last night at a seafood dinner nt John's Oyster Resort a luncheon at the Buccaneer Hotel and a on the harbor the latter sponsored by the Chamber of Com- merce President White presiding Sen CIRCULATION MEN Page 5 The Weather and cloudy Sunday with chance in temperature moderate to fresh easterly to northerly winds cloudy Sunday and Monday probably showers In lower Rio Grande Moderate to fresh easterly winds on ths coast Southern nnd West Gulf Jn South Texas first part of week probably In north portion mid- nlo of woek otherwise fair In In interior In middle or part of woek On Trial Van der Lubbe brickmason and alleged Dutch communist party leader was one of five defendants who went on trial in Leipzig Germany charged with the burning of the German reichstag building last February Associated Press photo DMITROFF AKD HAVE FIERY EXCHANGES ING TRIAL OF FIVE MEN Germany Sept Fiery exchanges between the court and Georgl refugee during which he admitted he would have committed suicide during his imprisonment If given a today marked the trial of five men charged with burning the reichstag building Both and off another Bulgarian defendant who was placed on the de- nied any connection with the blaze The remarks of the defendant once leader of the Bulgarian com- brought a rebuke from Justice Wilhelm Buenger that altogether too and a threat of special measures un- less you moderate yourself Sentences Meaningless Typical of attitude was his rejoinder to a question as to what sentences were Imposed on him in Bulgaria as well as the other Bulgarian dants Popoff and Wassil Taheff have been accused of bombing a In which 200 people were I have heard I have been con- to said See FIRE TRIAL Page 9 FATHER OF STATE SEN HOLBROOK CLAIMED BY DEATH Eastland TCI Sept D Holbrook 85 pioneer West an and father of State Senator T J Holbrook of Galveston at his home here tonight Funeral services were arranged for row at 3 p m He survived by brother T S Holbrook connected with the state department of education and four daughters Mrs w S Poo of Eastland Mrs Thornton Cooper of Eastland Mrs C W Ellis of view antl Mrs Henry Bray of Tyler Holbrook had lived in Eastland County for 35 years He retired from ousincss a number of years Government to Jobless And Place Them in Concentration Centers Chicago 111 Sept plan to corral every transient un- employed person professional and amateur In federal tion centers for care and tion was announced today by Harry L Hopkins Federal ency relief director Hopkins United States conference of mayors that the federal government soon would remove from the shoulders of U S WARSHIP TO RESCUE OF 16 AMERICANS Women Children by Strikers Havana Sept American destroyer Hamilton stood off the north coast of Oriente Province tonight ready to receive on board 16 cans and Britons held prisoners of striking Cuban workers but their removal to safety was held in abeyance pending with the strikers Representatives ot the sugar mill owners planned to leave Havana by In Three women and five children were among those ed held prisoner by strikers with food running short and no milk for the young ones New Crisis Affairs in Havana seemed to be toward a new crisis with threat of famine In the spead of disease and financial hemming tbe tion of Ramon Grau San Martin no all sides A rebellious movement In zaa Province fell today apparently of Its and the army supporting administration turned Its attention to Havana's possible food shortage which re- from a strike of men still unsettled The army started a survey of all the stuffs on Havana docks The American destroyer moved into position as possible to the besieged sugar mill when it See CUBAN CRISIS Page 9 KILLED ANOTHER CRITICALLY HURT AND FOUR SERIOUSLY INJURED Greenville Tex Three persons were Killed another probably fatally injured and four more were seriously hurt In a on automobile collision three miles north of Greenville late today The Mrs B H Hines 54 resident of Jacobia community James Hines 18 son of Mrs Shankles 19 Naples Tex who hud been picking cotton for the Hines family The Hullet Knox 18 Commerce In- jured internally and expected to die Alma Hines 28 ity Jessie Hines 19 Jacobia ity Herschel Hines 22 com- munity Bud 18 Commerce Knox and Estes traveling toward Greenville ln car when hit the large sedan in which tho other six persona were riding Both cnrs were demolished Labor Leader Disgusted at Hitler RuZe Sees Boycott Washington Sept IP boycott of German products by American labor was hold probable today by William Green In a describing tho Hitler rule ns mediaeval revolting and Saying that tho terrorism In Germany has ROHO to wilder and wilder extremes and haa in open war on Iho trade union movement and tho torture and even of many trade union the president of tho American Federation of Labor American labor becoming con- more than In n dealing with ho wo arc being forced to the conclusion that a boycott is the only thing that bring home to the German tyrants the abhorrence In which their rule Is held by the rest of the world Green said he had first-hand re- ports from American observers who have visited Germany and who have brought back direct and indisputable evidence of torture and of the complete crushing of he German labor movement by the Hitler I believe this evidence will be laid openly before our ho continued adding tho annual of the federation is to bo held in Washington on Oct 2 Sco BOYCOTT SEEN Parr B local relief the den of supporting tramps Hitchhiking oa the highways will be combatted on a wide Hopkins said So will on freight trains City and state authorities will be called on to pick up transients on local vagrancy laws and turn them over to federal authorities Concentration centers will be established in every state ably several of them In more populous states and In them the transient will foe given a new chance In life Hopkins said that In addition to proper food clothing housing medical care the transients would be educated by strolling white collor workers of whom he said thousands had become transients In recent months See TRANSIENTS Page 9 Substantially Raised Farm Prices Within Two Months Newest Goal of Roosevelt WASHINGTON Sept in farm prices all along the in the next two months today was marked off as the goal of the Roosevelt administration through extension of the cotton loan plan to drive farm pur chasing power upward Production control will be linked with the plan of credit extension farm officials said They expressed belief this would guard the government against monetary losses and that the credit extended would reflect the own confidence in its drive for re- covery and better prices and re- SPECIAL SESSION IS NEAR MAUK WITH LAWS TIVE STAGES Emergency legislation pending fore an extraordinary meeting of the Texas legislature remained In formative stages today as the sion heared the half way mark of preliminaries to floor action had beec cleared away tangible developments toward final passage were expected during the coming week Governor Miriam A Ferguson convened the legislature Sept 14 to pass laws to provide for issuance of up to in relief bonds and to provide for disbursement of the funds and to revise or modify the laws to permit Texas industries to obtain maximum fits from the national industrial re- covery program Committees of the house and move the efforts from the realm of price-fixing or stabilization Plan Early Parleys Both Secretary Wallace and George N Peek the farm trator prepared for early meetings with representatives of producers of major crops to consider definite plans for applying a method to the cotton loan program which they announced yesterday after conferences with President velt One purpose of the Is to boost farm r at- a rate increases in trial prices There have been com- plaints that the prices of materials See LEGISLATURE Page 9 CHINESE FEAR NEW INVASION BY JAPANESE China Sept to a Chinese irregular general that he evacuate a city in North China and reports of spread killings and pillage by ban- dits led tonight to fears that Japan may military operations in the North China demilitarized A Japanese military plane ing machine guns dropped leaflets over this city threatening ate action unless Gen Fang Wu leave with his 1000 lowers Despite the threat however Fang and his army remained in possession of the town and levied tribute from the Inhabitants FARM PRICES Page 9 WOULD PROD PURCHASING POWER IN IINE WITH COSTS Washington Sept ging predit and farm prices today turned the eyes of federal mists to a close watch of the de- plans of President velt for prodding purchasing power stride with rising industrial costs i Credit problems and labor bles coupled with labor disputes and reorganisation of the NRA into EL unit to claim the close attention of recovery ad- ministration officials r Strikes In various parts of the country brought from Senator ner of New York chairman of the national labor board an appeal to labor to resort to such stringent means only as a last step Meanwhile the recovery tration continued hearings on the newspaper publishers code and proved modifications of the blanket code to bring goods and See BUYING POWER Page 9 OUTRAGEOUS CHARGES INCENDIARISM IN RESIDENCE FIRES FORTUNE By Patricia 6 The story of a man who lost his memory who awakened to find himself in an utterly strange AND the struggle be- tween two women to guide his ONE laved him and sought to free him from the clutches of 0 THER who saw an op- to reap a en honest from the man's helpless condition Starting September 26 THE NEWS New Orleans Sept Senator Huey P Long charged in a statement today that threr at- tempts had been made to burn down his home on fashionable Audubon boulevard Two fires occurred at his home early today the first at 1 a rn and the other nt a m Each was discovered by a policeman on the beat who called the fire de- The first started In a washroom and the other in the basement dolne damage estimated at A few months ago fire started In the senator's garage under his house and burned one of his auto- mobiles Tho fires undoubtedly were of incendiary origin said Senator Long What good anyone expects to accomplish for himself hy ing down my house I am at a loss to Senator Long added When the fires started this Ing Mrs Long was at home with her three She attempted to call firemen by telephone but the phone was dead and the pulled a fire call box Senator Long was at ft downtown hotel after the second blaze and hurried home Jn a statement he said ho had spent past two nt the hotel because he suffered from hay fever nnd his doctor him to away from the foliage on grounds I This Papoose Named Blue Eagle This young man's name Franklin Delano Blue Eagle was chosen by his patriotic mother Mrs Frank Knapinski of Milwaukee Of Indian descent Mrs Knapinski said Bme Eagle was a name long honored in her family Associated Press Search for Kelly Focussed On Chicago Area as Picture Of Car Is Identified r George Gun Kelly of the Southwest was tonight A picture of a man ly vas J J owner of the armored car which figured Friday in a daring mail messenger holdup and the slaying of a policeman was identified Chief of Police William maker said as that of Kelly Identifier Secret Who made the identification was a carefully guarded police secret but Schoemaker intimated by a close acquaintance of berg Shortly before police announced this progress in widespread hunt for the slayers of Policeman Miles Cunningham and the robbers of the federal reserve bank mail nationwide hunt fo suspect in half a dozen focussing on the Chicago area See KELLY HUNT Page 9 BROWNSVILLE IS WARNED TO MAKE READY FOR BLOW Brownsville Tex Sept W J Schnerbusch weather bureau observers here tonight warned residents of Brownsville to prepare for winds of gale force and heavy rains about midnight tomorrow from the tropical storm now ing ncross the Gulf of Mexico Schnerbusch said that If the ricane keeps Its present course and speed it was expected to move In- land between Brownsville and mal tomorrow night Chamal Is about 125 miles of ville However the weather man said It Is possible that the hurricane might change its course slightly north of west-northwest and In that case the center of the cane would pass very near Brownsville He advised that although there is no cause for undue alarm since the present storm does not compare to that which the lower Rio Grande Sept residents should prepare for winds of gale force Schnerbusch was of the opinion that if the center passes near See STORM WARNING Page ft CITY AND STATE OF- ARE URGED TO CO-OPERATE Tex Sept eph B Keenan assistant States attorney general today urged city county and state cers to co-operate with the federal government in intensive campaign crime j Keenan was the principal speaker at a special meeting of the league of Texas municipalities called for of considering crime prevention Before of the session the league instituted procedure to bring about compliance with two of Keenan's suggestions It adopted resolutions requesting Governor Miriam A Ferguson to submit to the current special session of the legislature bills a tral state bureau of criminal and to prevent the sale of machine guns to any one except officers Tho league also the appointment of a committee headed by Mayor G H Zimmerman of CRIME DRIVE Page 9 REPRESENTATIVE DEAD Washington Sept Lynn S Horner of Clarksburg W Va died here to day after an Illness of severa months He was 57 Horner a democrat was elected to congress from the third West Virginia district in 1930 and re- elected in 1932 He never held any other political office Shortly after the close of last year's campaign suffered heart ailment which confined hir to bed for several months Report oi Foreign Trade Is Most Unfavorable in Years Washington Sept ica's largest unfavorable foreign trade balance in seven years was reported today by the commerce department for the month of gust in which imports exceeded ex- ports by Despite the quantity decline in exports and the rise in imports from the total for July commerce department experts interpreted the figures as encouraging Ordinarily the balance is on the other of the lodger with ican business men selling more abroad than they buy In foreign markets Including August only four months in tho last 72 have shown unfavorable balances August exports totaled 000 aa compared with 194 in July and in August 1932 Imports stood at while tbe July figure was For the first eight of 1933 exports aggregated 000 as compared with In The imports totals were and The eight months gave a favorable ance of for 1933 and of for 1932 The Increased imports were hides and skins up leather manufactures coffee cotton Sce FOREIGN TRADE Page 6 PAIR TRAPPED BY OFFICERS ADMIT GUILT AFTER ARREST Federal Agents for Society Bedding Plans Are Upset New Sept A bold plot to kidnap the of a even she prepared her trousseau was today by authorities held a filling station manager for the were arrested In officers who used the old my package lure to trap them at a rendezvous and charge them with attempted extortion against John K society leader bride and heiress to millions Wedding Upset She is the niece of Russell G partner of J P MorT an Co and the daughter of ranklin A Batcheller wealthy resident and stock The kidnap scheme plaits for her wedding brought federal agents to the mansion as house guests and converted an elaborate into a comparatively simple ding r x nurse held is Virginia An- filling station manager Medley of Thomas 3 In charge of department of justice agents in New York said pair had admitted the crime told him they sought money so they could be married judge here Issued a warrant against both them with conspiracy to violate Lindbergh act TKe dramatic events that brought the plot to light began early last month when thi Miss Helen Batcheller was ing to wed Desperate Threat A woman's soft voice telephoned Mrs Batcheller and toid the wealthy society matron she needed The voice And if we don't get It we to kidnap your elen and blow up your home Mrs Batcheller was terrified for her daughter's See KIDNAP PLOT Page OF ACCIDENT WAS UN- AVOIDABLE Struck by an automobile when she stepped out into the street at and Boulevard about last night Mrs Ira Theresa 59 a resident of the Letitla berg Home for Women died a short time later at John Scaly A charge of negligent homicide was filed against H J Nolan of 3032 Boulevard who was driving the ear that struck Mrs Brooks Nolan an employe of the ferry company was released under bond police that the ly woman stepped In front of hia car and that it was impossible to stop He took her to the hospital Mrs Brooks is survived by two sisters Mrs F J Neville of lingen and Mrs Bessie Hagen of San Antonio and a brother Fred Brooks of Corsicana Funeral ices will be at o'clock this from the funeral home of Malloy Son with Rev L man Cravon officiating Interment will be in Galveston Memorial Park Mardl Gras in Galveston Is synonymous with merriment Already the Boosters Club Is for the 1934 bration one which Is expected to be a fitting successor to that of 1933 Gay und brilliant ex- citing nationwide interest a beautiful In which a junior kins nnd are crowned n scintillating coronation ball participated in hy lovely Indies from rious Texas of these arc to he part of tho 1934 brat Ion Plans for the went ho In tho Oct I edition of Tue News j
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