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Syracuse Herald (Newspaper) - January 31, 1931, Syracuse, New York HERALD is the Only Syracuse Newspaper with Complete Wire and Cable Reports of Both the ASSOCIATED PRESS and the UNITED GREATEST NEWSPAPER INDEPENDENT Owned and Made in Syracuse Heart ot Nation's Industrial Empire HERALD EDITION NO SATURDAY EVENING JANUARY 31 1931 THREE CENTS DEADLOCK IS Flies Sea EXTRA ON HOOVER Lisbon Airship 19 on lans in Seven Hours n j 1 pletes First Hop of Atlantic Flight Com- Schildhauer at Helm Fog Causes Craft to Eliminate Detour to Madeira Las Palmas Canary Islands Jan 31 German seaplane landed in the harbor here at P M A M E S The big ship settled down in the harbor with a great roar of motors which brought everybody within hearing distance to the waterfront She had completed this first lap of her projected night across the South Atlantic in almost exactly seven hours Fog between Lisbon and the deira Island made a change in her original plans and Commander rich Christiansen instead of ping a mail bag at Funchal as he had Intended eliminated the derla detour and came straight here A radio message sent an hour be- lore the arrival said that the trip was proceeding on schedule without untoward incident The first leg of the flight was 715 miles The will stay here at least overnight while her engines are checked then she will take off for the Cape Verde Islands 845 miles away The long Atlantic hop begins from there Plane Takes Off In Graceful Style Lisbon Portugal Jan 31 giant German flying boat left here at A M A M lor Madeira end the Canary Islands on the first leg of a transatlantic trip to Elo De Janeiro Brazil The transatlantic section of the flight will not be begun until after the plane completes the second lap to Porto Praia Cape Verde Islands From there the big craft to Natal Brasil The plane carried 10 persons officers and crew and six passengers The great airplane made a ful getaway After all her passengers had boarded her Captain sen stepped on the gas There was a tremendous roar and the ship taxied out into the river harbor There It nd fro a few utes in order to get the proper tion ot the wind and then rose beau- the takeoff being effected In 110 seconds A Portugese military plane escorted the as she made off Both were soon lost to sight In 13 the haze Admiral Gago Coutinho guese aviator who already has flown the Atlantic along the equatorial route was one of the first of the passengers to board the ship Captain Christiansen greeted him Welcome Admiral hero of the Southern Atlantic we are glad to have you with us They drank a toast In champagne to the success of the voyage Admiral Coutinho is making the trip aboard the vessel despite con- opposition at home because of the craft's alleged ness He answered these protests last night with a statement that he felt safer on the ship than on a Zeppelin A large crowd gathered at the waterfront despite the early hour to departure The crew and officers of the ship were given a banquet last night by Captain Christiansen The 19 parsons constitute by far the number ever to attempt a transatlantic flight In a heavier than air machine From Las Palmas the plane row will fly to Porto ln tne Capo Verde Islands After a 36 hour halt the will attempt the most difficult part of Its Journey to nando Do Noronha Brazil miles distant A short stop Is to be made there and then the craft will proceed to the mainland at Natal the coast to Rio DC eiro Rio Do Janeiro the plane will fly to New York The ship is commanded by Capt Christiansen Clarence Schildhauer an American Is second pilot nnd navigator for the trip Be- foro departure both had the utmost confidence In the outcome of Concluded on Page 2 Column THE WEATHER Fair tonight and Sunday colder tonight Dancing Tuesday Feb 3 Salt Springs 516 Salt Spring Road Leon Syracuse orchestra Admission tonight Merry all good on South Atlantic Flight The giant German seaplane shown as it took off on a recent flight is off on an attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean the route shown in map Com Christiansen right will be in charge Lieut clarence Schildhauer former Syracusan is a co-pilot and second in command Canadian Premier's Visit to Washington Held Boon to 2 Nations Stimson Dinner Guest MacNider Also Attends White House Affair Trip Ends Tomorrow Washington Jan 31 an Informality unusual in a distinguished visitor Prime Minister R B Bennett of Canada took advantage today of nn to carry out the purposes of his trip to Washington The Premier's program for the day was kept entirely open except for a few conferences with per men so that he might discuss the affairs Canadian legation with officials of the mission Although it was indicated the Premier's conversations with Secretary Stimson concerned no matters of International tance President Hoover said he con- such a visit was in the In- terests of the common welfare of both nations A dinner Mr Hoover gave last night In honor of Mr Bennett of- an opportunity for the mal discussions which the President would take place between the Premier and American officials The was confined to the six officials In Washington having the most intimate relations with affairs It In- cluded Secretary Stimson William R Castle Jr Assistant Secretary of State for Western European affairs Hanford MacNider American ister to Canada and Hume Wrong Canadian Charge d Affairs The Canadian National Railway's private car on which the Premier Is traveling will be at- to the Pennsylvania Railroad express The tomorrow for the re- turn trip to Ottawa Auburn Guards Find Rifle on Truck in Yards of Prison Auburn Jan 31 State Prison guards today confiscated a rifle they found In a the L Hencox Leonard mono the truck driver said he had found It The weapon's stock was sawed off had been working for a construction company within the prison walls one day Al Smith Speaks His Mind On Lame Duck Sessions of Congress The former governor who writes for The Syracuse Herald every Sunday points out in his characteristic mariner serious defects Federal tion This Al Smith article next Sunday the attention American citizen It Is straight from the shoulder Get ths Syracuse Herald Greatest Newspaper Canada Reds Egged On Refusal to Sing God Save the King Edmonton Atla Jan 31 Refusing to sing God Save the delegates to the recently organized Farmers Unity League and Communistic organizers from Alberta were bombarded with eggs at Willingdon last night and two rallies started Jn the Ukrainian Temple ended in der Carl Axelson of dent of the Farmers Unity League Albert Branch and two leaders from received rough treatment from a crowd The Unity League was organized throughout the Western Provinces early in December It demands the government guarantee farmers an income of not less Than a year New Premier Spellbinder Like Briand Downs Herriot in Debate 22 Miles in Snow for Brings Help to Sick band and Child in North Woods Drifts 10 Feet Deep Family Cut Off From World and Food by Storms Plattsburg Jan 31 story of a struggle on foot through deep snow drifts and ing weather to bring aid to her husband and child was told by Mrs Louise N Kelson today as a rescue party broke a trail back to their shack in the wilds of Northern New York The woman arrived here late nearly exhausted by her long trip and went to the police station Upon hearing her story police tele- phoned highway commissioners and snow plows were sent to open the roads A rescue party set out for the cottage where Mrs Nelson's husband and child lay ill j He became The small family living In an isolated section where the husband had contracted to cut lumber was cut off from the world Jan 5 when snow blocked the roads Their food finally gave out and the husband and child were taken ill Finally Mrs Kelson decided to take a chance on getting through for aid and set out for Plattsburg arriving here after battling snow drifts 10 feet high The Nelsons were spending their first winter in the ing come last year from Connecticut Commissioner in cuse Public Service 25 Years End Is Sudden Succumbs at 105 Oxford Street Home at Dies Suddenly Frank M Westcott commissioner of parks and for more than 25 years In public service in Syracuse died suddenly at his home at 105 Oxford Street about o'clock this after- noon Commissioner had been j on duty at the City Hall and gave I no indication of illness His collapse i was unexpected and nothing could be done to aid him Mr was born in Syracuse FRANK M WESTCOTT Today May n fi TT tilt 1 Appropriations Con- in Emergency Prohibition in Fore Howell Pushes for Dry Enforcement in Capital I afterward Oct 6 1852 He first entered lic office as superintendent of streets in 1902 under Commissioner of j lie Works Aaron P Thompson and i Richards of Syracuse and four succeeded his chief in 1907 He was were born TO them He commissioner of jurors for vived outside of immediate dara the Will household by his mother Mrs Louisa commissioner j Westcott 89 years old to The Washington Jar House leaders talked oJ drastic measures if necessary to avert a special the administration leaders in ths Senate today the deadlock between President Hoover and the Democrats en as inevitably leading to the extra arks in 1917 and served session the is pre- to conference with May Last Until June His Regime Seventh Un- der Present Parliament Even Wins Foes Paris Jan 31 Laval son of a country butcher and one of j the youngest men ever to reach the Sir Anxiety Felt for Maker Who Aided Allies One of Richest Men Little Known of Life Decorated by British Kice Francs Jan 31 Basil Zaharoff 80 so called of Europe and reputedly one of the richest men In the world was said day to be seriously 111 at Monte Carlo anxiety Is felt for him because of his great age Sir Basil was born at In 1850 of a Russian father and Grecian mother He was In London and Paris but little else Is known of his early life or for that matter of his later life which IBS been the subject of much lation great derived from munitions plants oil and other enterprises After the war le extended financial aid to the British and French governments and later was honored by both for his vices the British government ing him In 1919 He exerted considerable Influence at peace conference and was an Intimate of Lloyd George and Briand He married the Duchess of Villa Franca de los Caballeros in 1924 but was made a widower by her death In 1926 He is said to have given Greece a year during the Balkan War and half that sum during the World War He several thousand pounds to American Near East Relief projects and he gave to Prance for the save the franc campaign He established chairs lor aviation at the University of Paris Pctro- grad and London and endowed the Marshall Foch professorship of French literature at Oxford University and the Marshal Haig chair of lish literature at 37 Condemned to Death for Holy War Plot in Turkey Turkey Jan 31 persons accused of -at- to a holy war In to death ny I head of the French government was established in office today by two votes of confidence in the chamber which surprised the hope of even Ms fondest friends His supporters saw in the two majorities 54 on the first vote and 51 on a ballot rejecting aa tion amendment to the original question of confidence an tion that his government the in the life of the present would hold on until a new president is elected in June to ceed M Doumergue Then the net will resign as a matter of course In winning his chamber victory after the reading of the ministerial declaration Premier Laval who is 47 proved almost as great a binder as his mentor Aristide Briand persuasive and sincere his appeal to the chamber to rise above politics and work for the good of Prance drew cheers even from many opponents His skill in debate was shown by a neat disposal of his most formidable opponent the veteran Edouard This made a deep Impression on the House where some observers hailed him as a statesman of the first class However the premier emerged with a majority much the size and acter of those Andre used to command a majority that was unstable enough once M enemies began to gun for him in earnest M Laval has great strength In the Senate of which he Is a ber and this will be an added asset to his government The vote last came on a question of acceptance or rejection of the declaration of policy It was carried by the government 312 to 258 An amendment offered by the radical Socialists would have In- some extension of free cation and M Laval believing the matter one of education rather than political policy asked its rejection The chamber responded with a vote favoring the government of 309 to 258 Hoover Still Looking For Man to Fill Job Resigned by Akerson Washington Jan 31 Hoover is still looking for a man to occupy the office next to his at the White House when the resignation of George Akerson Ills secretary has become effective Akerson was to have left about the middle of January but at the re- quest of the President agreed to re- main until Feb 1 Now it is understood that Akerson who resigned to take an executive position with a large moving picture Time and Place of Trial to Be Announced Later Leonard Is Counsel Says Definitely That John W Davis Will Not Serve Lehlbach Urges sion to People Through Conventions Washington Jsn 31 Analyzes Report Says Wiekersham Board Agrees Law Is Un- enforceable Washington Jan 31 formal charts upon which Maj j his demand pared to force to gain its Today the fate of the tion was thrown Into Senate conferees instructed to upon it House conferees ta stand against it The House won out in such coherences to this session but a victory this might be meaningless In view organizer move to keep item to bills While negotiators were seeking sores ground for s compromise Senator Watson The Republican said ae believed the chances for compromise on the i Red Cross relief fund were slight in view cf the decisive rejection of amendment yesterday by the House Chairman Weed of the House committee said off the floor If ail supply bills failed of passage bj Feb 15 Se would propose to con- existing appropriations during the next year Success for this would obviate a special session necessity The hope fcr enactment of such an place of the j all-inclusive resolutio- Gen 2 Butler U S M C I Prohibition Heport i deadlocked appropriation must face a court-martial will be In Lehlbach Republican New Jersey was regarded forlornly in the Senata of Secretary of the Navy today asked Congressional action Republican ranks however Francis Adams either this looking to the repeal or according to i Amendment office of the j In a speech the 18th ca if so wish They can easily concern will stay for another week He is scheduled to sail for Europe i shortly after the middle of the month Q j a ir the House he j enactment of the vital and IS anxious to go to California Navy j take p is propriation measures J While none would reveal the exact j submitting a repealer to the charges It was considered certain j conventions He before beginning his European trip British Princes Are Due to Reach Havana Sunday Aboard S S Jan 31 The Prince of Wales and Prince George are enjoying the tropical weather as their ship plows toward Havana where they are due early Sunday for a few hours stop The ship's officers yesterday knowledged the arrival of a warmer climate by donning white uniforms and organizing a series of the more strenuous deck games The Prince of Wales further en- deared himself to passengers by ing a collection of personal records last evening for the ship's phone so that the passengers might dance Both princes are keeping fit with exercise the gymnasiums and by participating in the deck games Tarkington Winner In 14-Year Battle To Regain His Sight Baltimore Jan 31 to recognize friends and distinguish the color of landscape after months ot darkness Booth Tarkington today packed to leave Johns kins Hospital happy in the knowl- edge his 14 year fight to overcome cataracts has been successful His Improvement however will be ual Mr Tarkington made plans to go to Chestnut Hill Philadelphia to rest before returning to In- to be fitted with three pairs of glasses I will have to have a holster made to carry them he said He will continue his writing Shock Kills Radio Operator Hero in Pacific Collision Paulson S 0 S Man on Doomed San Juan Found Dead at Transmitter ford T Paulson 24 operator credited lives the steamer San Juan sank In a col- oft the Pacific Coast Aug 31 1929 was electrocuted while at the radio transmitting set ol the Transcontinental end Western Air Inc here during the night Paulson for uomo months em- ployed by the air lines as radio hero sent the SOS from the San Juan after It had collided with the Standard Oil tanker Todo 18 miles off Point Seventy lives In the col- llson but many were saved because Paulson stayed with his Instrument until the San Juan His body was found this by R C Huxford relict operator lying on the floor near radio set His hands had been badly burned by that Butler's comments upon Pre- mier Mussolini or Italy which caused his prosecution would be viewed in the official papers either as conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman or as conduct to good order and discipline Secretary Adams said today that he had not determined either the time or the place for the Is believed it would be trial It held in Washington or at one of the naval establishments nearby and that the court would convene within the next two weeks Definite announcement of time and place Is expected to follow presentation of the papers to Adams While the Judge advocate office was busy with the charges Butler's friends were even busier with plans for the defense Maj Henry P Leonard IT S M C retired chosen by Butler as his chief counsel discussed the case at length with a group of Marine officers who were friends of Butler ready to be of service to him in his present predicament Today Leonard told the United Press that no further conferences would be held and that he was awaiting Issuance of the formal charge Leonard also said definitely that John W Davis New York attorney and once Democratic candidate for the presidency would not be a ber of defense counsel It was be- that Butler had chosen to rely chiefly Leonard to defend him Leonard Is the only Marine officer above the rank of captain on the retired list so far as Is known here now actively engaged in the practice of law His election as counsel was a quick move made prior to the appointment of the court which prevented him being drawn Into the case by the Navy either as a ber of the court or as a prosecutor Butler and Leonard had served together In the Marine Corps and both were wounded in the Boxer re- bellion In China while young of- Meanwhile the international phase of the Incident was definitely closed with the Italian prime minister's assurance that I consider closed the Incident which for my part I have already ten The Italian embassy indicated Concluded on Page 2 Column 5 Four Prisoners Are Transferred Auburn ers today were transferred Acting Warden Prank L Hcacox announced from Auburn State Prison to the In- for two facts stood out in trie report despite interpretations as varied as are the views on the subject of prohibition The commission is practically he said that the 13th is not observed and not enforced A majority of the commission un- state their belief that 18th Amendment is not ob- and not enforced A majority of the state belief tbat 18th Amendment can never be adequately enforced If the labors of the commission are not to be wholly scrapped these propositions are the foundation upon which a dispensation must be built Now that the tumult and s has died he continued the people properly turn to Congress and what it intends o do about it as there s no reasonable doubt that a great majority of the people share the con- reached by the commission it is the plain duty of Congress to act at once Congress he said must no longer temporize The he declared that re- fuses to face the fact and meet the now with firmness courage and wisdom will be overwhelmingly repudiated at the next national tion The party that would trate a stupendous hoax on the American People by nominating a wet candidate for President on a re- peal platform and at the same time private assurance to its ad- herents in prohibition sections that through their representatives in Con- gress they would be permitted to block a submission to the people of any proposition for a change would forfeit the confidence of the can people for a generation to come Lehlbach said If his passed now the voters could debate It during the spring and summer and choose their In the fall Early the next spring he con- the of the people would have been ascertained We could enter the of he said on Issues that would evoke the calm consideration sound judgment of the people rather than on an issue that primarily In- and passion i la Senator Watson said he believed i an extra session Is called Presides Hoover will wait until June 1 to call it This is one month before the close of this fiscal year when the present funds for operation of government become exhausted Those who were looking for a tion saw in the statement of Senator Robinson of Arkansas Democratic leader an opening for compromise of the emergency relief Whether the House which voted overwhelmingly against the fund will accept a compromise is the question The assertion that House cans would not bow to Senate de- mands to socialise the very ture of our government as the price of a special session was made by Chairman Snell of the rules com- The Administration controlled House Appropriations voted 18 to 11 in executive session I yesterday against the rider in the Interior Department but the Senate's reply to this and to a reiteration from the Eed Cross that it would refuse to accept the Federal fund was a more concerted drive to down other appropriation bills iders To this end Senator Robinson ached two riders to the Army propriation the Senate One is the Capper directing Board to turu over of its so-called stabilization wheat to furnish food The Senate voted this onto the War Department bin 46 to is Inly a handful of administration supporters stood out against were Senators Bingham Fess Golds- Gould Hale v Kean Metcall Moses Heed Watson all Republicans and a lone crat Maryland Robinson reminded the Sonata hat there was no difference In ciple voting government Concluded on Column Judge Refuses to Remove in Italian Claims Altitude Record Sesto Italy Jan The Italian aviator today claimed the world's record for altitude with a useful load of 4.400 pounds He reached a height of feet The previous record was by the pilot Antonini also an Italian with feet York Jan 31 Court Hatting refused today to remove Max D ras attorney general in charge of the closed of the United States tonight Ramlon Hail Schug's Big Dance tonight at Davis only
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