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   Edwardsville Intelligencer, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1938, Edwardsville, Illinois                            An N.wt of the County, Nation lithed Speedily n d Accurately. Madison ome Daily THl WIATHERt Cloudy tonight, tomor- row, likely rain to- morrow. Temperature today at 3 P. M., 73th 56 EDWABDSVILLE, ILLINOIS, -TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 1938. EIGHT PAGES THREE' SWEAR MY HAD KILLED GORKY AS PARI OF PLOI Two Leading Physicians and Former Head of Police Have Parts; Yagoda Accused of Ordering Murder. THREATENED THEM IF THEY DISOBEYED In Passion Play Denies Order of Two Killings, j Admits Ordering "Liquida-l tion" of Gorky, Kuibishev; Three Testifying. MOMOW. Mar. lending phy- slc'wns nml the former heiul of the iuriei police, for years the most single man In the Suuet Union swore lotlny tlmt they had killed Mnxim Gorky, the tot emus! ot writers, ns part of n plot nsnm-t I IIP government. 1'icif Lev G. Levin, until IILM.I cit ihe Kremlin Hospital; Di. IK- anh X Kiuakov, Inventot of n fam- oiu une-all extract, and Henry On- Yugocla, supreme chief of serii't were the ullnesses of the 21 defendants In u dramatic mass trial of oppositkmHU to The phjsicinns accused Yagoda of oulennx the muider of VI- Yngud.i's pied- ns secret police chief, Vul- euan V. Kuihishev. chief of the state planning commission, ami Maxim son. They suoie that Yagoda threatened them v.-ith his unlimited might If, lhe> did not obey him. Yajjixla. denying that lie orrleied the killing of und Pe-.li- koi mlmiiled that he did the "liquidation" of Goi k) and Kuib'..hcv, Piuf Levin was formally the wil- hnl both Dr. nnd uete called to Intcioplate i liniments into the iccoul HI lie testified. Lnun said that Yngoda fii'it had orletfd him to kill Peshkov. Goiky'a son on tit" grounds that lje-.hkov was a son who drinks too niui-h and was n bad Influence on the futhei. Yagoda jublified this order. Lev ,n said, by pointing out tint he v.as responsible at police chief foi Gorkv's safety. Bui then, Lin In soi'l Yayoda ordered him to kill also. Pershkov died, ostensibly of pn'-umimm, In 1931. Maxim Goik> (In-, ie.il name was Maximo- vitch Pi-rshkov) died June 18, of grippe and Kins tioublc Piof Leun, one of 21 defendant in the same tiinl of, Bolshevik opposition leaflets, was today's first witness us the dramatic rounded out It1, fiijt week. It is the prosecution's flint ge that Yiigodu. Pavel P. se- riH police executive; Piof Dlmilii D Russia's leading heail specialist, Internationally famous; Or Igiuiti N. Kazakov, fathm of a cure- all extract called which was so popular that n special Institute wan built him nnd his pi act Ice was, restiictcd to leadcis; Petei P. uckuv. Goiky's secrctaiy, and Ben- jamin Maxlmov Dikovsky. sectetar.v to tli" late Vnleiian V. Kuibshev, chiel of the state planning eonimts.ilcm wen- principaN in u vnsl murdei by which men in the Jo-i-f Stalin u-gime weie to be "liquidated." Miss Marguerite Hlles of this city, a student at Illinois Wesleyan Uni- versity In Bloomlngton, who will take the part of Mary Magdalene In the Passion Play to be given at the Scottish Rite Auditorium there, Api II 3 to May 29. Miss Hilcs is Mary Magdalene in the Passion Play at Bloomington. Miss Marguerite Hiles, daughter of Allot ney nnd Mrs. P. H. Hiles of this citj. has been chosen to play the part of. Maty Magdalene in the llfteenth annual production of. The Passion Play to he given at the Bloomlngton Scot- tish Rile Auditorium on April 3 to May 29. She has one of the four out- standing iiiles In the play, taking the place of a former actress of seveial seats who forced to give it up this sear owing to 111 health. Miss Hilcs is a student at the Illi- nois Weslcjan University at Blooming- ton. She had been selected to have a minor part In The Passion Play. When iL wns announced that one ot the lead- ing characters could not take part, Miss Ililcs was. selected. Miss Hiles plays the part of the woman of the streets who became (.onset ted nnd who remained as ono of the faithful followers to Ihe end. IL ssill be Miss Hiles icmains at the empty tomb atlcr all the others hase gone nnd to be the first to see Christ after the resurrection. The play will be under the direction of Delmar D. Darrah, Miss Hiles has 'appealed lira number of campus dra- matic piocluutions at Bloominglon and previously studied dramatic are at the AKtene School of the Theater In New Yot k City. She is a member of tho Alpha Gamma Delta and was recently llrst vice president and rush' ing chnumnn of her sorotity. FOR PANAMA CANAL Key to American Coastal De- fense in Event of War; Strikes Back at Criticism of Congress. PITTMAN MAKES NO MENTION OF BORAH Proposes Nicaraguan Canal be Built; Argues Ships are Not Made Obsolete by Advances of Aerial Bombardment. INVESTIGATE BEATINGS ALLEGEDLY BY QUICK FEDERAL GKAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENT Danville. III. Mar. 8 A federal giand iiir; Indictment, chargum Ciro i. U tiller, of the closed Belle- vlli" Bank nnd Trust Co, with em- v.ns returned In U. S. Div tnct Court heip today. The indictment, If. S. Altoinev Ar- tlun Roe, Vnndnlia. siiid, contain-, ten counts in addition to charging embiw.le- he said, It alleged misapplica- tion of funds and falsifying of tho bank's records. The Indictment, he said, voted yestcrduy but held up until lodny to ullow Its return with C7 indictment-, In other cases. One Cunilldute James E. Kpfllman, Alton, n Demo- cratic- candidate for county treasurer at the primary April 12. filed with- drawal papers Tuesday afternoon at the office of County Clerk Norbert HoU. Tuesday wns the last day for withdrawals to be filed. Flngi Destroyed. Kansas City, Mo., Mar. M. B. Herbert, %vho has put 11 American flags on the grave of her son, a World War veteran, In the past 30 days to have of them torn down and de- stroyed by vandals, said today that she blamed the depredations on "pacifists." East St. Louis, Mar. allegedly administered by Leo W. slntn labor lender, and his henchmen were Investigated today in hope of tracing the identity of the two men who shot him to death in the yaid of his home Saturday. Police .said they had learned that Quick had recently been Involved in numetous acts of violence against persons attempting to block his ac- tivities In East St. Louis labor cir- cles. It was known he had made many enemies. A reward-of for the arrest and conviction of the slayers was of- [prod by William Walters, interna- tional secretary of the boilermakors union, an American Federation of Labor affiliate. Quick was business for the union. His predecessor, Alden Moore, wns killed by machine Sim fire In 1932. A. P. Laumnn, police commissioner, said the investigation Into Quick's "muscling in" activities might lead to u motive. It was also conceded that robbery might have been the motive because Quick's diamond stickpin wns missing as well as about In cash he reportedly was carrying. COMMITTEES RECEIVE BIDS FOR SUPPLIES The county home and county jail committees of the County Board of Supci visors met here Monday to receive bids for necessary supplies at the two Institutions for six months beginning on October 1. The com- mittee will make recommendations to the board of supervisors at a meeting to be held Thursday, Clothing and similar articles will be provided by W, W. Wnrnock Company of this city and Greenfields, Inc., Alton. The Dietschy Grocery Company, Alton, will be recommend- ed for groceries. Meats, flour and corn meal will be provided by the TrI-Clty Grocery Company. The Busy Bee Bakery Is low on the bread pro- posals. Laundry work will clone by the Excelsior Laundry. Washington, March Key Pittman, D., Nev., of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, warned today that the administration's billion- dollar naval program Is essential to defense of the Panama to America's coastal event ot war. Striking back at increasing con- gressional criticism of the naval pro- giam, Pitlman took Issue with the charge of Sen. William E. Borah, R., Ida., Dean of the Foreign Relations Committee, Hint the expenditures vveie the beginning of a wot Id arma- ments race and possibly another world war. Without mentioning Borah, Pittman said; 1. The problem of national defense is so vast that the proposed Nicara- guan Canal costing probably should be built to supplement the Inadequate war-time facilities of the Panama Canal. 2. The theory that advances in aerial bombardment have made bat- tleships obsolete is svllhout founda- tion and compaiable to arguing that improved artillery on land makes In fantry obsolete. 3. There is no "logic In the view that an Invincible navy" must be used for aggression and the strongest argu- ment to the contrary Is that both "our people and our government" are determined to keep out of foreign wars. Piltman's attack was made as dis- senting members of the House Naval Affairs Committee charged in a mi- nority icport that the 20 per cent naval expansion bill wns "diplomatic" rather than "naval." They claimed that Piesident Roosevelt's support of the proposed program was based on a desire "to implement the quarantine policy and the policy of intervention in Asia." The minority report was signed by Reps. Ralph 0. Brewster, R. Me., Ralph E. Chinch, R., and W. Sterling Cole, R., N. Y, They con tended that the bill: 1. Authorizes three new battleships when the navy has not asked funds to begin three already authotized. 2. Limits naval aircraft when Its importance is Increasing with revolu- tionary rapidity and other nations are spending 10 times what the United States is for experimentation and de- velopment. 3. "Authorizes the navy to be used in the practically unlimited discretion of the President 'for world peace and security' and to follow American commerce and travellers even though they may wander at their own sweet will Into the heart of a war zone 4. "Should give congressional ex- pression to the almost universal desire for a disarmament conference." LUCAS LEAVES CARAVAN BECAUSE OF ILLNESS Springfield, Mar. cara vans rolled along their zigzag course through downstate Illinois counties today although one of the slates temporarily lost a leader, who was forced to suspend campaign activities because of illness. Cong. Scott Lucas, Havana, Demo cratic U. S. senatorial candidate en- dorsed by the supporters of Governor Henry Horner, returned to Springfield on the advice of his physician .to con- vatescn from a severe cold. He will rejoin his caravan In two or three days. Lucas' campaign companions, Thomas O'Hern, Peorla, candidate foi congressman-at-large, and Frank Jen sen. candidate for state school super- intendent, will continue the tour this week with Joseph Knight, Dow, state central committeeman, replacing Mr Lucas, Planned Flight. Avello, Italy, Mar. Garbo and Leopold Stokowski planned to flee the villa Clmbrone Sunday night but changed their minds when news_ paper men were discovered on a near- by road, a household servant said to- day. The couple, seeking a secluded vacation, was said to Increasingly irritated by the restrictions forced upon them by curiosity seekert, FULL BLAST Warring Democratic Factions and G. 0. P. on Brisk Tours Downstate With Five Motor Caravans. LATEST ADDITIONS, LYONS AND G. 0. P. SLATE Republicans Tour in Single Unit; 450 Organization Lis- teners Hear Lyons Assail National Administration. Chicago, Mar. political "three-ring circus" two warring Democratic factions and the Repub- in the field In full force today, stumping downstate In five mo- tor catavans on brisk touis embracing 17 cities and towns. Latest addition to the touring can- didates seeking nominations to stale and national offices in the April pri- maries was the G. O, P. slate of six which, headed by Rep. Richard J, Lyons who seeks the senatorial nom- ination, opened officially yesterday at Woodstock. Lyons and his gunning mates joined U. S. District Attorney Michael Igoe, Chicago, and U. S. Rep. Scotl Lucas, Havana, Cook County Kelly-Nash and Gov. Hemy Hornei candidates re- spectively for the United States Sen- ate. Unlike the Democratic factional groups, however, the G. O. P. candi- dates will tour in a single unit. Both Kelly-Nash and Horner groups have split Into two caravans each and will precede on this basis until the final two weeks prior to the when all candidates concentrate on Cook County. Approximately 450 organization lis- teners heard Lyons assail the national administration yesterday. Charles O'Connor, president of the County Chaii man's Association and Kane County state's attorney, pre- sided as chairman of the meeting, and vvained that "it we can't win or make a good showing in this election we cnn't hope to win In 1940." Lyons and his running mates will tour the northern section of Illinois this week, appearing today at La- snlle and Joilet. Next week the group will swing down into cential and southern Illinois. Igoe and Bruce A. Campbell, Demo- cratic state chairman and candidate for state treasurer on the Kelly-Nash slate, toured the southwestern sec- tion today, Igoe leading his caravan to Winchester and Pittsfield; Camp- bell stopping at Rushvllla and Mt, Sterling. Both parties will appear at Quincy tonight. The Horner two car- avans led by Lucas and State Rep. Louie Lewis, seeking the state treas- urer's 10 cities today. FLASHES Leased Wire Bulletins on Latest World News Today. Spot Mny be Clue. Bridgeport, Cal., Mar. Ranger Al Crocker reported today he had received a call from a rancher near Sweelwater, Nevada, who had noticed a spot on Patterson Mountain 30 miles north of Bridgepoit that might furnish a clue to disappearance of the TWA airliner carrying nine persons, Crocker said the spot viewed through field glasses showed that the deep snow on the side of the peak had been torn up either by a snow slide or a plane. Undergoes Operation. Kansas City, Mo., Mar. Sylvia Eugenia Davis, 20-year-old paralytic, who learned to write, draw and paint although deprived of the use of her arms and legs since birth, underwent an operation today that she hoped would cure her. The physicians said they could not tell Immediately whether the operation was a success. Head. Mt. Clemens, Mich., Mar. Ernst, self-styled Michigan leader of the Patriotic Legion of America today said the organization's national head was Virgil "Bert" Efinger, elusive national commander of the Black Legion, hooded order which terror- ized the middle west In 1936. Adopt Amendment. Washington, Mar. House, after stormy debate on the need for public Information on large salaries paid coroporate officers, today adopt- ed a tax bill amendment calling for publicity of 'annual salaries in excess ot Two More Dots Become American Soil "NT Altutian h. r. San Frandtcol BAWAIIAM ISLANDS' CANTON t .MEWJCEALANR President Roosevelt's recent executive order claims American sov- ereignty over two obscure spots in the Central Pacific, Canton and Enderby Islands, shown on the map The development of avia- tion and particularly trans-Pacific air routes has given new Im- portance to scores of neglected Pacific Islands which discovered by American whaling vessels years ago. Mayor Straube One of County Executives to Get Letters About Gambling. Mayor William C. Strauba late Monday afternoon received his copy of i complaint signed by six residents of Edwardsville charging violation of liquor laws relative to gambling in taverns. Similar letters were sent to executives of all other cities and vil- lages in the county as well as to Gus Haller, chairman of the county liquor control board. The letters were mailed In envelopes bearing the return address of the National Moderation League, 201 North Wells Street, Chicago. The affidavit Is made before Raymond G. Buice, a notary for Cook County. Following U the complaint sent to Mayor Straube: The complaint and affidavit of Carl L. Attig, of Edwardsville, 111.; F. C Stelzriede, of Edwardsville, 111.; J. W. Cummins, of Edwardsville, 111 J. F Ainmann, of Edwardsville, 111.; L. H. Coffman, of Edwardsville, III.; J. C, Wetzel, of 111., made before Wm. Straube, Local Liquor Control Commissioner In and for said Edwardsville on this 3rd day of March A. D. 1938 being first duly sworn, upon oath cays: that has just and reasonable grounds to believe, and does believe that flagrant violations of the pro- visions of the Illinois Liquor Control Law and rules and regulations Issued pursuant theieto have existed and still exist, to a greater or less degree in and on the premises of almost every retail liquor dealer licensee In Ed- wardsville In the county and state aforesaid; that the following are the reasons for belief, to wit per- sonal knowledge through personal In- vestigation. Wherefore prays for relief as provided in the .said Illi- nois Liquor Control Law. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3rd day of March A. D. 1938. RAYMOND G. BRUCE, Notary Public. 91 PAID TAX BILLS TOTALING Tax collections Monday at the of- fice of Collector Ben Wood In the community room of the Edwardsville National Bank building were 870.46, making a new first day record of recent years. Added to this Is received in checks, principally from two corporations, who had re- ceived their statements previous to opening the office. The collections of completed at the end of the first day are approximately one-fifth of the total who paid last year. Records show that 91 persons settled their tax bills on the first day. Many of them paid In full, Instead of waiting until the second installment Is due. In 1935 there were 90 who paid In 1936 there were 78 who paid and In 1937 there were 48 paying Second ot Sermons. The second In this year's Lenten services at Trinity Lutheran church will be conducted by the Rev. W. C. Gesch on Wednesday evening begin- ning at "Barabbas" will be the subject of the sermon. Rev. Jahn will conduct, a Lenten service at Concor- dla Lutheran church Granite City. Fourteen Teams of Workers Seek to Raise Amount to Secure New Factory. Twenty-eight men, working under auspices of the Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce, began a campaign here Tuesday morning to obtain contribu- tions of to secure a factory of the Sherman Washware, Inc. The men are working In teams two each. A meeting will be held Thurs- day night at the City Hall to tabulate reports. It is expected to have the entire amount by that time. The cards were distributed Monday night during the monthly meeting of the Chamber of Commerce. Each team has six to eight cards. Teams were permitted to inspect cards and all announced they were satisfied with the distribution made by chamber rep- resentatives. The cards were addressed to pro- prietors of business establishments, doctois, lawyers and dentists. T. Z. Ladd, president of the chamber, said Tuesday that donations will be accept- ed from any resident of the city who wishes to make a voluntary contribu- tion. They may telephone Mrs. Ger- aldine Corrington, secretary of the chamber, and arrangements will be made for one of the teams to call. Mr. Ladd said that the complete list ot subscribers will be published at the close of the campaign. URGE ROAD CONTRACTORS BEGIN WORK EARLIER Springfield, Mar. state highway division today planned to urge road contractors to begin work earlier this year as a move to combat the business recession and place nearly additional men at work within 30 days. F. Lynden Smith, state director of public works and buildings, said that most of the jobs created would be In private Industry. He pointed out Uiat men could be given jobs by contractors within a month and more within two months with In con- tracts already made by the state. Basing estimates on findings of the U. S. Bureau of Public Roads, Smith said men would be given jobs in production and transportation of road building materials within thirty days to provide for the increased de- mands for the following month. INFLUENTIAL BROKERAGE HOUSE IS INSOLVENT New York, March firm of Richard Whitney ft Co., long regard- ed as one of the most influential brokerage houses In Wall Street, was suspended from the New York Stock Exchange today for Insolvency. The exchange simultaneously an- nounced that It was Investigating evi- dence that the firm had engaged In "conduct apparently contrary to Just and equitable principles of trade." The New York State Attorney Gen- eral's office at once began a separate investigation. Richard Whitney, the partner from whom the firm took Its name, was president of the New York Stock Ex- change for five yean and bore much of the work of guiding It through the crisis that followed the market crash of October, 192ft, IRENE KITE, FOUR ARE HELD ON William McNeil; 64-Year-Old Alton Postal Clerk, Says Paid After Incident at Hotel. BORROWED MONEY AT BANK FOR PAYMENT Federal Employe Due for Re- tirement Shortly Was Lead to Believe One of Men Was Government Agent. Mrs. Irene Kite, Alton's woman, slot machine smasher who gamed nat- ional publicity in recent weeks after breaking up mechanical gambling de- vices, was being held at the county jail Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to extort by threats. On the samt warrant her husband Danle Kite, Earl Plumb and William Williams are held on similar charges. They were ar- rested on complaint of William Mc- Neil. 64-year-old Alton postal clerk. Kite, Plumb and Williams are also held on charges of crime against na- ture with McNeil as the victim. In another warrant, Norman Hall Is held on charges of extortion by threats. Under the law crime against is punishable by an indeterminate term In the Illinois State Penitentiary. The extortion charges are punishable by jail terms and fines. Arrest of the five defendants began as early as last Saturday night but authorities did not issue warrants un- til Tuesday. Plumb made a confes- sion as early as Sunday but authori- ties withheld the charges until they obtained further Information before ordering, the arrest of the others who were charged by McNeil and implicat- ed by Plumb in his confession. State's Attorney M. L. Geers referr- ed to the case as "the unspeakable crime against nature." Kite and hit wife were questioned Tuesday. Kite, the lost to bs interviewed was taken back to jail. Each defendant must provide bond of on each charge against him or her. McNeil told authorities that he be- came acquainted with Plumb last No- vember in a casual meeting on the street. He provided his new acquaint- ance with food and helped pay hU room rent at Lincoln Hotel where the alleged offense occured. McNeil said the two became very good friends. The statutory offense occurred on January 7, according to McNeil. While he and Plumb were in a com- promising position. McNeil that Kite and Williams, also known as "Peoria Bill" and by the name ot "Brown" opened the door and walked into the room. After demanding 51000.00 hush money Williams U al- leged to have left the room. McNeil says It was then suggested by Kite that arrangements be made with Wil- liams not to what had occurr- ed. Williams was called back to the room and again was demanded. McNeil said he could not pay that much and a compromise of 5600 waj reached. McNeil was to pay S300 at onca and the remaining 5300 in June. McNeil was forced to borrow the money from a bank and his son-in-law- helped him arrange a loan. McNeil says he paid the in cash to Wil- liams, who refused to take a check. McNeil went to the bank and cashed a check and paid Williams the on the street in front of the bank. Plumb in his confession said the money was equally divided between Williams, Kite and himself. Mrs. Kite was drawn into the charges principally through her al- leged statement to McNeil that Wil- liams, then known to McNeil Brown, "must be a federal agent of some sort because he gets lost ot mail from Washington." Kite Is also charged with having made similar (Continued on Page Two) MRS. EMMA DILLON DIES AT BELLEVILLB Mrs. Emma Dillon, 69, formerly Miss Emma Guentz of this city, died at o'clock Monday from Injuriet received In an automobile accident in Cumberland, Md. last January, Mrs. Dillon was well known In thh city, having served as a stenographer for the law firm of Travis, Warnock and Burroughs. She was the wife of the late John H. Dillon, a former deputy sheriff oC this county. Upon his death In 1926, she moved back to Belleville where she lived with a sister. The funeral will be held from the family residence at 215 South Charlea St. In Belleville on Thursday morning at o'clock. Services will follow at St Peter's Cathedral Church. In- terment will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery.   

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