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   Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - April 21, 1932, Fairbanks, Alaska                                FARTHEST-NORTH DAILY NEWSPAPER IN THE WORLD MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VOLUME XXVL FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1932. PRICE TEN CENTS. HUMAN BONES FOUND IN BOX PARTS OF HUMAN SKELETON ABE DISCOVERED IN BOX DURING RAZING OF COURT- COURTHOUSE An unsolved murder case which long ago held the attention of Alaska was revived briefly in the mystery surrounding the discovery of what are said to be human bones. They were found in a shed ad- I joining the courthouse. The discovery was made by a! carpenter engaged in the work of razing the courthouse. He said he found the bones ini a box about 18 inches long. In it j were a skull, thigh bones and shoulder blades, he said. Efforts to learn why the bones were stored there were unsuccess- ful. Discovery.of the skeletal remains started a discussion of the famous, or infamous, "Blueberry Tommy" murders. It was thought the skeleton might have been that of one of his victims but that theory was blasted when it was recalled that he had burned the bodies of those he murdered and only fragments of bones were found. Oldtimers will recollect the "Blueberry Tommy" case. In September, 1912, John (Fid- i dler John) Holmberg, well do] mining man, Marie (Dutch Marie) I U. WASHINGTON TO SEND ONE CREW TO POUGHKEEPSIE SEATTLE, April one University--of Washington crew, the varsity, will be sent to the Pough- keepsie regatta. It has been Impossible to raise contributions to cover the .expenses of two crews as planned. PRESS GETS NEWS OF BABY SEARCH REFUSES PARDON MOONEY GOVERNOR ROLPH DECLARES FACTS PRESENTED TO HIM FURNISHED NO GROUND FOR PARDON SACRAMENTO, April ernor Rolph refused to pardon Tom Mooney. He said he heard Mayor Walker and 'others with an open mind but the facts as presented by Judge Nat L. Sullivan, his legal advisor, gave no grounds for clemency. Mooney was sentenced to life imprisonment after his conviction for setting the bombs which killed 10 persons in a San Francisco pa- rade in 1916. FIFTEEN KILLED- WHEN COURT CEILING FALLS BASTTA, Corsica, April teen persons, including two at- were killed in the collapse of a ceiling to the court of the palace of justice during a trial. Many were injured. PROSECUTOR DRIVES AT MRS. MASSIE TWO FOUND SLAIN IN NEW YORK MAN DEAD AND GD2L LYING BESIDE HIM WITH CRUSHED SKULL DIES SHORTLY AFTER IN HOSPITAL Associated Preti Photo "Watchful waiting'' was the term used by Rear Adm. Guy H. Bur-rage, retired, in describing to newspapermen the activities of him and his two Norfolk, Vs., associates, in their efforts to bring about the return of the kidnaped Lindbergh baby. Admiral Barrage (right! Is shown talkinq to renorter-; in Norfolk. SALMON PACKERS CAN'T GET LOANS FROM FARM BOARD WASHINGTON, April man Stone of .the .farm board said agri. meaning of the marketing act in reply to a request from Columbia River pack- ers who are seeking to make sal- mon eligible for loans from the farm board. Sitka spruce was also deemed in- appropriate for loans. WARNS AGAINST BONUS the world. We print all reliable j salmon is not classed Schmidt, Frank Adams and Thomas j cultural product (Blueberry Tommy) Johnson, left Settles on the Koyukuk River in the Seal Pup, small gasoline launch. They were bound for the Yukon and the Outside. No member of the party except Johnson has been seen since they left Hughes, 150 miles below Bet- ties, and the belief that Blueberry Tommy murdered Fiddler John for his gold and -killed the others to hide the robbery has grown al- most to a certainty. The search for him has never been abandoned but there has been no definite trace of him after he reached the States. Fiddler John, prominent oper- ator on the Hammond River, had on his person between and in gold dust. An investigation was, launched by the late L. T. Erwin, then Uni- ted States marshal. It was discovered that upon hia arrival at Seattle Johnson sold gold dust to the value of more than He was recognized there by several persons well acquainted j Continued on Page MELLON SILENT ON LIQUOR PROTEST DAWES OPPOSES ISSUING OF NEW CURRENCY TO PAY VET- ERANS DETAILS R. F. C. LOANS AMERICAN DRYS ATTACKING HIM FOR SERVING LIQUOR IN UNITED STATES EMBASSY AT LONDON LONDON, April 21, Ambassa- Fos Vice-President ,dor Mellon's reply to the protest of American women drys against the serving of liquor in the Am- erican embassy here was that he had no statement to make. The Women's National Commit- tee for Law Enforcement, in con- vention at Washington, yesterday passed a resolution opposing tlie use of liquor in embassies. WASHINGTON, April, Charles G. Dawes warned the House ways and means committee that payment of the soldiers' bonus with new currency would have a disastrous effect. As head of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation he said the corporation had loaned to banks up 1 and general withdrawal of deposits has- been stopped. Dawes assailed what he termec "This damned demagoguery. We could have political bunk and there at the corporation but we are political smut committees down doing a business job and, damn it, we are going to continue." He said what the country needed was more confidence, not more cur- rency. ARRANGE FOR DEBT PAYMENTS NEW YORK, April B. Brinker, Jr., 35-year-old sign painter, was found stabbed to death' today in Garden City, Long Island. Beside him, unconscious and with a crushed skull, was Miss Rose J. Welk, 24 years old, a stenographer. Her lips were sealed with adhe- sive tape. She died soon after she was taken to a Nassau hospital. Brinker had a divorced wife and a seven-year-old daughter. Blinker's name and address were written on an envelope attached to a stick within a few inches of his head. i FOREIGN NATIONS WILL HAVE TEN YEARS TO MAKE PAYMENTS THEY SKIPPED THIS YEAR MARRIAGE AssocitudPrcssPbott Gen. M. A. TInley of Council Bluffs, la., In command of the 34th divttfon of the national guard, has been endorsed by the Iowa demo- cratic state convention for the party's vice-presidential nomination. STORM SWEEPS CALIFORNIA SEVERAL SMALL BOATS DE- STROYED AND LARGER ONES ARE ENDANGERED BY HIGH .WIND LOS ANGELES, April 21, rain and wind swept southern Cal- ifornia yesterday. Reaching a velocity of 50 miles an hour, wind endangered several large ships and destroyed several small boats. It caused damage in a number of communities. Coast guard cutters are busy aid- .ing belabored vessels. BOMBAY, India, April Skankart All, 61, 'one of the most prominent Mohammedans, was married to young and at- tractive Mrs. Elizabeth Ryan, English and the divorced wife of an Irish army, officer, in the presence of an armed guard af- ter the Moslem's! s o n had threatened to cut off the breasts of the woman and the beard of the Skankart, who weighed 300 pounds. She went into seclusion after the wedding: WASHINGTON, April ment of foreign government debt to the United States, postponed under the moratorium agreemen! for one year, will be made in in- stallments over a 10-year perioc at four per cent interest. The state department has gone quietly forvteid with diplomatic negotiations to fix the interesl rate. Opposition to extension of the moratorium beyond' June of this year is growing- in Washington. Senator Harrison of Mississippi, ranking Democratic member of the finance committee, voiced his op- position to any idea of extension. Subscribe for the News-Miner. TRADlfGTS DULL GAINS ARE MADE AND THEN LOST AS ATTACK ON INDUS- TRIALS AND UTILITIES CON- TINUES EXONERATE JAPANESE SEATTLE, April coroner's jury exonerated .R. Tamura, Japa- nese grocer, in the fatal shooting two weeks ago of Olaf Katongan, Alaska Indian, caught by Tamura trying to enter his store at night. The News-Miner is read all over NEW YORK, April drifted quietly in a narrow upturn but gains were largely scattered selling reappeared in in- dustrials and utilities. Standard Oil of New Jersey, Royal Dutch, American Telehone, Allied Chemical ad Santa Fe re- acted about a point. U. S. Steel plunged down but lat- er recovered. ARCTIC SEAMAN IS SKIPPER NEW BOAT SEATTLE, April Carl M. Hansen, former master of th: Nanuk and Amundsen's com- p-hion in the Arctic, was elected cr plain of the University of Wash- ington's floating oceanographic lab- oratory, the Catalyst, which will be. launched here May 1. SHE TEARS UP PAPER WHIOT HE HANDED HER FOR EXAM- INATION COURTROOM IK DISORDER REINSTATE STUDENT EDITOR HONOLULU, April 21, In a white heat of anger, Mrs. Thomas H. Massie. while on the witness stand tore to shreds a paper hand- er by the, prosecutor yesterday af- ter she' (admitted taking psycho- pathic Examinations last summer. The paper supposedly contain- ed a written admission in answers in the examination of a rift be- tween herself and her husband. A wave of applause came from the audience as she tore up the paper. His voice shaking in anger, Judge Davis lectured the audience. The prosecutor said, "Thank you, Mrs. Massie. At last you have shown your true colors." The prosecutor's rebuttal is IB order today. The prosecutor hinted at an af- fair between Mrs. Massie and the physician who gave her the ex- amination. Alienist Coming HONOLULU, April alienist will arrive by boat from California today. Before adjournment of court the prosecutor won the -right to en- ter the paper which Mrs. Massie tore up as priviliged evidence. The trial was delayed until Sat- urday by Judge Davis to give the prosecution alienist time to ex- amine Lieut. Massie. POLICE HUNT FOR ALLEGED KILLER BUT REED HARRIS QUITS COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IM- MEDIATELY AFTER NAME PUT ON ROLLS MI. DOLE-AGED SCHOOL TEACHER SAID TO HAVE BEEN SHOT DOWN IN PRES- ENCE OF NEW YORK, April Harris, expelled editor of the Col- umbia University student daily, was reinstated Wednesday. He immediately resigned. Harris' attorney said he is ready to serve papers in a breach of contract suit against the uni- versity, about football and charged the uni- Reed wrote caustic editorials spnal profit. He was gxpelled April versity dining: hall was run for per- 1. CHARLIE CHAPLAIN TAKEN TO SINGAPORE HOSPITAL FOR FEVER TREATMENT SINGAPORE, April 21, Chaplin, American film comedian, arrived here Wednesday and was hurried to a hospital to be treat- ted for a slight attack of fever. Physicians said he should recover fairly soon if no complications, re- sult. Job printing at the News-Miner. LOFTUS TO EXCAVATE FOR BUILDING STOCKTON, Calif., April Police are searching for Tom Cou- mas, 39, who Is alleged to have shot and killed Mrs. E. A. Taylor, 45- year-old school teacher, in the presence of her pupils yesterday. Coumas fled with his housekeep- er and two children. Earlier the housekeeper had quarreled with the teacher over the children and de- manded they be transferred to an- other schooL U. S. Steel Chief The contract for the excavation of the new federal building has been let by the William MacDonald Coustruction Company to Arthur Loftus. Mr, Loftus will start work about the first of the month, after the old been torn down. The work will be done with a steam -shovel which Mr. Loftus purchased from Commission. the Alaska Road Associated Press Photo Myron C. Taylor (above) ot the United States Steel corporation's finance committee was elected chairman of the corporation, suc- ceeding J, P. Morgan.   

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