Oakland Tribune, February 16, 1933

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February 16, 1933

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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - February 16, 1933, Oakland, California OAKLAND AND fair to- Diihl and Friday. hut Friday nwrn- injt; cooler tonight; untie, ekanacabla windi. AturM St. AT CKABOT. hour. at 7 a. so .tl M hour. M to Normal year to date 2i.li VOL. CENTS. SUNDAY TEN CENTS OAKLAND, CAUFM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY If, 28 PAGES D NO. 47 WOMAN SAVES RO ASSASSIN AS 5 FROM ARE SHOT WE VOTES TO OF LAW Mil ID 3 Senator Glass'Loses Fight to Place Federal Ban on Saloon in Amendment to Blaine's Resolution; House Will Vote Monday RATIFICATION IS BY CONVENTION LYNCH HIM! Cries Crowd I'M ALL RIGHT! Says Roosevelt Farmer Labor for: Grand total Democrats against: Caraway, Cos- tigan, Glass, Gore, Logan, McGill, kSheppard, Stephens and Thomas of Republicans against: Borah, Brookhart, Capper, Dale, Dickin- son, Goldsborough, Hatfield, Nor- beck, Norris, Robinson of Indiana, Schuyler, Smoot, Steiwer, and Grand total Today's Tribune t. Subject Page Amusements, Theaters .....24 Aviation ...............20 Classified Ads .25 Comics ................'3 Cross Word Puzzle......22 Culbertson Contract ......22 Editorials ..............28 Editorial Features ........21 Fiction ................22 Finance................17 Geraldine ..............22 Marine ................20 Minute ,27 P.-T. A........... Radio Plot to Split Fee Charged To Dr.Toner WASHINGTON, Feb. Senate today adopt- ed the Blaine resolution for repeal of prohibition amend- ment, with protection for dry states from liquor importations, ratification to be by state conventions. The Blaine resolution reads: "That the following article is hereby proposed as an amend- ment to the constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the constitution when ratified by the conventions of three-fourths of the sev- eral states: "Article Section 1. The Eighteenth article of amend- ment to the constitution of the United States is hereby re- pealed. "Section 2. The transportation or importation into any state, ter- ritory or possession of the United States for delivery or use there- in of intoxicating; liquors, in vio- lation of the laws thereof, In here- by prohibited. "Section 3. This article shall he inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to (he constitution by the conven tions of the several states, as pro- vided in the constitution, within years from the date of the submission hereof to the states by the Congress." RESOLUTION NOW GOES TO HOUSE. The resolution now goes to the House. Only this morning Speaker Gar- ner predicted that if the resolution were adopted by the Senate in the form that it finally was, it would be approved by the House under suspension of the rules on Monday. Before the final vote, on which two-thirds was required, the. Sen- ate by decisive majority votes re- jected one after another attempts by Senators Glass (D., Va.) and Reed (R., Pa.) looking; to outlaw- ing: the saloon in the Constitution. The vote on the Blaine resolution 63 to 23, VOTES OF SENATORS ARE PUT ON RECORD. The final roll call for passage of the repeal resolution follows: Democrats for: Ashurst, Bailey, Bankhead, Barkley, Black, Brat- ton, Bulkley, Bulow, Byrnes, Clark, Connally, Coolidge, Dill, Fletcher, Harrison, Hay den, Hull, Kendrkk, King, Lewis, McKellar, Neely, Pitt- man, Reynolds, Robinson of Ar- kansas, Russell, Smith, Swanson, Trammell, Tydlngs, Wagner, Walsh of Massachusetts, and Walsh of Republicans for: Austin, Barbour, Bingham, Blaine, Couzens, Cutting, Davis, Frazier, Glenn, Grammer, Hale. Hastings, Hebert, Johnson, Kean, Keycs, La Follette, McNary, Metcalf, Moses, Nye, Oddie, Pat- terson. Reed, Shortridge, Vander- berg, Walcott, Watson and White 10 .20 Society, Women's Evenis...l6 Sports .................IF Vital Statistics ..........27 By ANTHONY F. MOITORET LOS ANGELES, Feb. A charge that Dr, J. direc- tor of Institutions; "asked for a cash consideration" for putting through the sale of a southern Cali- fornia state hospital site was aired today before .the Senate committee investigating the Rolph administra- tion. Dr. Toner's alleged proposal that his part In arranging: the sale of the Dunn ranch to the state should he rewarded was made to Dave Hutchon, Los Angeles real estate man, according: to Edwin G. Hart, former president of the Los Angeles Real Estate Board, today's first witness. Hutchon is a business associate of Hart. Hart said that Dr. Toner also had suggested to his brother, Frank R. Hart, Jack G. Kuhrts, Los An- geles real estate and insurance man, be taken in as the '.broker to handle the deal for the site. Hart said he turned down both proposals. HART SATS HE REFUSED TO CONSIDER OFFER "About a month ago Hutchon came to my office and said he had. seen Dr. Toner and that Dr.. Toner had asked- a cash consideration lor putting through the sale of the Dunn ranch .to the Hart tes- tified. "I spoke rather hurriedly to Hutchon and I said that I would not consider such a proposition and I did not want to even hear about it." Hart was a member of the com- mittee of the Los. Angeles Real Estate Board which appraised the. Lewis ranch in Ventura County, since purchased by the state for a hospital site for Hart said he thought the state should have paid no more than which was the appraisal figure of his committee. He said he felt the property could have been bought for that price. COMPLETE DENIAL IS MADE BY DR. TONER Dr. Toner, following Hart on the witness stand, made emphatic de- nial. of Hart's assertions. He de- nied also recommending Kuhrts as a broker in either the Lewis ranch hospital site deal or the Dunn ranch prison site deal. Dr. Toner explained the entry of Kuhrts as broker in the Lewis ranch deal by saying that Frank T. Skinner, representing the Citi- zens Bank here which held the property, called on him and com- plained about the slow progress of negotiations. Dr. Toner testified he suggested a real estate man might aid in tha presentation of the property, he said Skinner asked him if he could suggest a broker. Dr. Toner told him, he testified, that he would not like to do that. He then went to lunch with his secretary and dis- cussed the matter. After lunch, he said, he men- tioned Kuhrts and one other real estate man as being familiar with Ventura County real estate. He denied having been friendly with Kuhrts and said he had first met him when Kuhrts was trying to sell another proposed hospital site to the State. Finance Director Holland A. Vandegrift, Dr. Toner testified, vioced desire at a meeting of the commission selecting the hospital site, to purchase part of the Lewis ranch for himself before the MUOT M ad man Prevented From Killing Nation's Leader by Small Woman Who Grabbed His Arm and Called for Help ROOSEVELT AIDS WOUNDED MAN Giuseppe Zangara who attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt last night in Miami, Florida. Zangara is shown in the hands of police after he had fired five shots at his intended victim, wounding five other persons, among them Mayor Anton Cermak, of Chicago. The picture of President- elect Roosevelt was taken as-he' Waved.to the1 Miami crowd milling about his PI .from Miami to New York, tekpkotoed to 'San Francisco ajiJ.ruihed, to Tribune.by air ferry plane .of Varney SpteJ Linti. TS CT (Continued Col, I) -V.. President-Elect Calls at the Hospital to Cheer Those Wounded by Assassin MIAMI, Fla., Feb. ident-elect Roosevelt left Miami at 10 a. m., today by train for New York, saddened by the shooting of five persons by a gunman who sought his own life. President-elect Roosevelt visited victims of bullets meant for him at hospital today and found physi- cians deeply concerned over Mayor Anton Cermak of Chicago and'Mrs. Joe Gill of Miami, while the other three wounded were improved. A blood transfusion was per- formed on just before the Prpoident-elect reached the hos- pital in a desperate attempt to save her life and physicians 'said they were losing hope for her re- covery. Physicians also said they were becoming very concerned over the condition of Mayor Cermak and were watching his heart ac- tion closely, still fearful of per- forming an operation to remove the bullet he received in his back. Leaving his yacht where he spent the night, Roosevelt rode in an open car to the Jackson Memorial Hospital on the outskirts of Miami. He was surrounded by an extra heavy cordon of police and body- guards. Roosevelt was met at the hospital by Dr. R. C. Woodward, the super- intendent, who gave him the first report on the condition of the vic- tims. At the request of the Presi- dent-elect, he was permitted to go alone to the bedsides of the wounded. Entering the room of Mayor Cer- mak, the President-elect said: "You are looking fine. The first thing you know you will be back on your feet." Cermak in a faint voice replied: "I hope so. I hope It .will be in time for the Inauguration. Be- fore yon came I visited here with Jim Farley and Mae and we had a good time." Returning to the train immedi- ately across the street from the jail holding Zangara, Roosevelt was greeted by a huge throng which cheered him. Upon reaching the back platform he turned, took off his hat, and wived response to greeting.. vTwe.; peryiee; mm wart iinmadiatelr about him. Roosevelt's Own Story Defied Secret Service Men Halted! Car to Give Aid By FREDERICK A. STORM United Press Staff Correspondent ABOARD ROOSEVELT SPECIAL, ing carried along and we, i.piit him EN ROUTE TO NEW TRAIN, YORK, Feb. ROUTE TO 16. President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt this after- noon told newspaper men his ex- periences as a target for the bullets of a maniac. Sitting comfortably in the draw- ing room of his private car, Roose- velt spoke calmly, and showed no trace of the ordeal in which he saw his friend. Mayor Anton Cermak of Chicago, shot down, and four others wounded. In his own words, between puffs on a cigarette, he sketched the de- tails of the frantic two minutes covering the event. "I have heard so many accounts he said, "that 1 have been trying to tUnk what really hap- pened, as I saw It." "After I had finished he continued, "someone from the talking picture people climbed on the back ol the car and said, 'you must repeat the speech for us.' I in our car. He was I was 'afraid he wouldn't I got my hand on his pulse and. found none. He was on the seat with me and I had my left arm around him. He slumped forward.' A de- tective from Miami, standing oh the running board on that side of the car was leaning over him. He said after'we had gone-a couple of blocks he was. afraid Cermak would not last. "I, too, was fearful. Just then Cermak straightened up and I got his pulse. That was surprising. For three blocks I actually.-believe ;his heart had stopped. "1 held him all the Way to' the hospital and his pulse constantly improved. It seemed like' 25 miles to the hospital. I talked to him all the way. I remember I said 'Tony don't won't hurt if yon keep quiet and remain perfectly still.' "1 found that a one said I would not He said, 'we probably that hit have come 1000 miles for this.' I the top of Clark's hand. His hand said 'I am very sorry, but I can't was all bloody and scratched; do it.' TALKED A MINUTE WITH MAYOR CERMAK "Having said that, I slid off the back ol my car into my scat. "Just then, Mayor Cermak came forward and I talked with him a minute about Chicago in general. Then he moved off behind the car. Bob Clark (one of the secret ser- vice men) was standing right by him. "As he moved away, a man came forward with a long telegram and started telling me what it contained. While he was talking, I leaned for- ward. "Just then I 'heard what I thought was a- firecracker, then several more. The man talking with me pulled back and the chauffeur started the car. "I looked around and Mayor Cermak doubled up and Mrs. GUI collapsing. I told the chauffeur to stop. He did, about 15 feet from where he started. The secret service men dhonted 'get oat of the crowd.' The chaaffear started again and I slopped him again, this time at 1 the corner the haMstaad. back I wir Cmuk kw- LEFT ORDERS TO "STARVE" POLICEMAN "You know I knew Bill Sin- nott. I kidded him at the hos- pital this morning and told him they couldn't hurt him with a bullet in the head, it would just bounce off. i left orders for them to starve him and take off at least. 10 pounds." The President-elect told his graphic story as his special roared northward over the Florida East Coast Railroad. When the train reached Palm' Beach and stopped for a few min- utes John McCooey, veteran Demo- cratic leader of Brooklyn .boarded. it for a brief earnest con- ference. Belgian Cabinet to Remain in Office BRUSSELS, Belgium, Feb. De Broqueville's cabi- net, whose resignation'was-not ac- cepted by King Albert yesterday; decided today to remain in office in deference to the King's wishes. The resignation: ftom vott of censure tfainft tar X Inferior to IS By FRANCIS M. STEPHENSON MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 16. gunman who "hatet" all government of ficiaU tried to President-elect Roosevelt last night, but failed be- cause of a woman's bravery. The five shots he fired struck five other persons, one of them Mayor Anton Cermak of Chicago. With an old-fashioned pistol Guiseppi Zangara shot wildly into the crowd gathered about the automobile of President-elect Roosevelt in the turesque Bay Front park just as the next President had concluded a brief speech. Mayor Cermak, standing just behind the Roosevelt car, among the first hit. A bullet lodged in his. abdomen and physicians reported that he had a little better than a fifty-tfifty chance to live. "Shocked arid startled by the gun Waited pick up the Chicago Mayor, and sped to the hospital with him, He remained there to visit the other victims and cancelled his train departure for New York until today. SHOOTING MELODRAMATIC CLIMAX TO HAPPY SCENE OF WELCOME The attempted assassination came as a melodramatic climax ;o a happy scene of welcome. The President-elect had just returned from a fishing trip, tanned, healthy, ready for the long, hard task ahead. Ht, drove to the crowded park and spoke a few words of to thousands gathered there. Then Guiseppe Zangara, a swarthy former bricklayer warped in mind by unreasoning hate, climbed on a bench Mrs. Cross Grabs Assassin's Gun Hand, Wrestles With flim Until Help Arrives cour- age of _one small woman, who pitied her "strength; against the determina- tion 'of gunman, probably saved President-elect Franklin D. Poosevelt.from.injury or death. Mrs. W. F. wife of a Miami who seized the pistol arm of .GJuseppi; Zangara and grimly matched the muscles of her 100- pouiid body against'him, today told how, she was able to divert, the an- archist's aim. "My mind grasped the situa- tloii in a she said. "I said to myself, 'He's going to kill the president.' I caught him by the arm and .twisted It up." Chance threw Mrs. Cross and Zangara together'on the same bench near the President-elect's automo- bile. "So many stood up in front of she said, "that I couldn't sec, so I stood one of the benches, and this man stood up with me. The bench nearly folded up. "I f lanced up. at him and saw he had n pistol: He began shoot- towards Mr. Roosevelt. I grabbed his arm and pushed it with all my strength into the air, and called for help. A man named Tom Armour also grabbed his hand, and the next thing I knew some other men had'reached him and were choking him." In the excitement of the moment, Mrs. Cross said she could not tell how many, shots were fired. The rapidity with -which'.she acted was shown in the fact, related later, that in order, to seize the assassin's arm, she .had. to transfer, her handbag from her right to her left hand. Mrs.' Cross' raid, "was. pointed over ,my right shoul- der, directly in line with the Presi- dent." "There Is no she added, calmly, "that If his aim hadn't beea spelled, he wrald have' hit Mr. elbie. WM the- heroine o! the assassination attempt to the ma numberi of her famiU on her Wgh MIAMI, Fla., Feb. charging assault and attempt to commit murder on four counts were filed late today against Giuseppi Zangara, who attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin.. D. Roosevelt last night. "If either Mrs. Gill or Cermak should die we will change the charges to first degree said County- Solicitor Charles A. Moorehead. "If the plea is not guilty this afternoon we will move; for an the solicitor said. side Mrs. W. F. Cross of Miami. He rested a pistol on the shoulder of a man in front of him and began firing at the Roosevelt, car, some 25 feet away. Turmoil and uproar ensued. Mrs. Cross threw herself upon the man beside her, clutching his arm and spoiling his aim. The President-elect was saved, but those close to him were less fortunate. As citizens, police and secret service men hurled themselves on Zangara and the croy of "kill him" rose from the infuriated- crowd, Mayor Anton Cermak of Chicago fell with a bullet in his abdomen. Nearby, Mrs. Joe Gill of Miami also dropped to the pave- ment with a similar wound. Miss Margaret Kruis of Newark, N. was shot in tht hand, and head wounds were inflicted on William Sinnott, New York policeman, and Russell Caldwell of Miami. ROOSEVELT HALTS CAR, TAKES WOUNDED FRIEND TO HOSPITAL (The reaction of the President-elect was immediate and hli, concern was entirely for the injured, apparently having no time for thought of his own narrow escape from death just- as he was preparing to assume the highest office in the land. Into his own car he ordered the Secret Service men to- place the wounded Mayor of Chicago. They drove to the hos-. pital thus, Ceremak held tight in the arms of his leader. The other wounded were also quickly transported to the hospital. Today all five were still alive although had to resort to a blood transfusion on Mrs; Gill, and Cermak was for many hours given but an even chance survival. Returning to the yacht of Vincent Astor, from which had just landed from a fishing cruise, the early today issued the following statement: upon learn unharmed.l; HOOVER VOICES GRATITUDE AT ESCAPE OF PRESIDENT-ELECT President Hoover immediately by wire. He said: "Together, with every citizen L been injured. Lshall be -Mayor The President-elect vS ;