Beatrice Daily Sun, August 12, 1931

Beatrice Daily Sun

August 12, 1931

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Beatrice Daily Sun (Newspaper) - August 12, 1931, Beatrice, Nebraska THE TEMPERATURES Low 52 1:00 p. m..................................  73 Yesterday high  .................... 75 BEATRICE DAILY SUN THE WEATHER Mostly fair; warmer.‘lf you didn’t see it in the SUN it didn’t happen;” Member of the Associated Press VOLUME XXXBEATRICE NEBRASKA WEDNESDAY EVENING AUGUST 12 1931 No. 29BULLET AND PURSE CLUES TO TORCH MURDERS MAKES CUI IN 1932 BUDGET Twenty Per Cent Reduction In Levy For Coming Year. WILL RAISE $183,157 FOR GAGE TREASURY The county board went after its finance program with a broad axe yesterday and after the blood letting was over, the new county levy had been harked down to a fig",ire that was 20 percent under last year. It will be 2AS mills. Last year it was 2.90. The board trimmed every fund with the exception of one—the poor. There it made a raise, hiking it from last year’s .285 mills to .430. The bridge levy hit the skids, sliding down from .7 mills to .575 and the road levy took the same tumble The goner ii fund was pared down from 1.018 mills to .934, while the mother's pension and soldiers relief funds took slight cuts. The levy will return the county $1*3157. according to County Clerk Tim Sullivans estimate Governor’s Day Will Climax Ceremonies At 1931 Camp Of Nebraska National Guard ASHLAND, Neb., Aug. 12 LDjstand. Large crowds are ex-— Nebraska's National Guards-. pected each day. men were on dress parade here yesterday. The 1.600 enlisted men and 150 officers marched past Adjutant General H. J. Paul in the first formal review of the 1931 encampment. Two more will follow- Saturday and Sunday. Major General G. B. Everson of Washington, D. C, will fly here Saturday from Des Moines for the review-. On Governor’s day Sunday. Charles W Bryan will be in the The regiment has been working out batallion problems in the field this week. General Paul said the camp has been the smoothest working within his experience. Company C. Beatrice, will be presented a trophy Sunday in recognition of its standing as the “best company in the regiment”. It is anticipated that a large delegation of Beatrice people w’ill visit the camp Sunday. WILL OBSERVE ‘SAFETY WEEK Traffic Regulation And Car Tests On Program Here. AUGUST 16—22 TO BE DATES OF DRIVE Visiting In U. S. E AGAINST EATON Continental Shares Stockholders Arrange For Investigation OVER 140 MILLIONS ARE INVOLVED Safety week is to be observed here August 16-22. with all auto- which the board believes will 'be’| mobilise asked to cooperate In a enough to carry the couniv funeral accident prevention pro- through ita curtailed activities! *™m.    .    ^ program.    Observance    of    the    city    s    traffic * x hi hi! T»\ Cut    regulations and tests of ear equip- Another cut was made in the ment will be strf ssed free high school tuition tax w-h.cb! Mayor W, I Reed Police Chief jh a special levy not coming strict- Paul Acton and Magistrate R B. ly under the county budget head-' Appleget recently launched a drive mg, La>t year the levy was I 16; against speeders. stop button mills and this year the board de- jumpers and other offenders A COLUMBUS, O . Aug. 12. LD — Minority stockholders of Continental Shares, Inc., today sanctioned the appointment of a fact-finding committee to investigate charges that Cyrus S. Eaton. Cleveland financier, wrongly used millions of the company’s funds when he was chairman of the board. The committee appointed was composed of three members. They are George L. Gugle. Columbus attorney, who made the charges against Eaton and called today's meeting: Paul J. Gnau, Canton attorney. and Thomas J. Farrell of Name Otis Ai Company Youngstown, a large stockholder. In a report to the stockholders Gugle a-ked that some action be taken to seek restoration to the treasury of Continental Shares of more than $140,000,000. which he claimed was wrongly used in the interests of Eaton and various of his companies Principal among Eaton companies which Gugle said benefitted by the transaction were Otis A Company. Foreign Utilities, Ltd.. and Goodyear Shares. SOCIETY GIRLS SHOT BY NEGRO wosrA°lneof itwo suspects ARE HELD FOR OMAHA, Aug. 12. LD-— Returning here today from Winnipeg, Canada, James A. Slaughter, Omaha insurance man who plans a Omaha-to-Tokio trans-polar airplane flight, said that he had made several changes in his route upon advice of Canadian fliers. Slaughter said that Cooper river. Canada, will replace Chesterfield inlet as his first base in the northern wilds, while his northernmost base will be moved westward from Amund Ringnes island, one of a group of islands to the west will be selected, he said. At Winnipeg, where Slaughter will place pontoons on his ship, he was accorded a hearty welcome and assured of ail possible aid, the Omaha man said. Army Pilot He stated that 1.200 gallons of gasoline and IOO gallons of oil. to] be freighted 400 miles from Win-j nipeg to a northern base, would be started on its way immediately. Lieut. VV. Dale Jones, army pilot, I has been definitely selected to pilot • the Slaughter ship, it was annotine-1 ed. At the same time announcement was made that the United States postoffice department had granted Slaughter the authority to accept, mail for his hop. tided that I OO mill would be *uf fluent. The majority of th# board held the opinion that the county could take the 20 percent cut under existing conditions and make the grade However, there were lorac numbers who questioned the advisability of cutting "too close to the bone.” fearing a deficit in the e\ent tax collections decline Tats would necessitate the issuing of registered warrants, which draw interest and might destroy the effect of the levy reduction. In Beatrice In Beatrice other tax agencies oared their levies    to some extent    ...    , .    . ,    _    ... “th ll.* r«ult that th, cly . 193.!    ,h'''    • t«t«J For    that j,w .ill h* J.08*    mills undrr ,«•;    matter ,v,ryho<ty will ha a»k«i to War Thtr. It was    Its, 3T mtlla. For    •“«    'h'ir    rh"*** tor    roo- 3932 It a.ll tw 36    29    S.M.    bsf SCU vs «,u,pmMt. 1    *    I    am    heartily    in    favor    of    the Associated Press Photo i Prince Louis Ferdinand, 24, grand-good many drivers have rj^en , ton ef former kaiser, shown as brought before the magistrate he arrived In New York from Cor-those guilty of first offen*es being ; many. He may atay In this country released with warnings. It is im- j and take out citizenship papers, possible for a limited police force to be everywhere at once. but the drive against autoist* who are endangering other drivers and pedestrians will be continued this week and speeded up next week Second offenders will be fined or jailed. Approved Br Mayor Ka me tar owners are careless about their brakes, lights and other equipment. They will be urged to have their machines examined and associated Press Photo Augusta Williams, 22 (lower right), was slain, and her sister, Nell Williams, 18 (upper right), and Jennie Wood, 27 (left), were wounded by a negro bandit who halted their car to rob them near Birmingham, Ala. The three girls were socially prominent In Birmingham. Several suspects were arrested as a manhunt spread throughout the state. It was made as follows: 1932 1931 State levy .......— ...... 2 HO 2 340 County levy ------- : - o 2 900 City ................— ___ 13 490 13.588 School..........— ___ 18.130 19 550 Total ................ ..... 36 290 38 178 A comparison of the 1931 ani 1932 county levies follows: 1932 1931 Genera] fund «... .......934 I 088 Bridge fund ------- ........ .575 .700 Road fund ..—..... _____.575 .700 Toor fund ....... ________ 430 2'4 Soldier relief . .... _______ .015 .028 Mothers pensions .........ICI .IOO Totals .. ------- ..... 2 630 2.900 pro- Pn mo Minister And Aides Meet In Unusual Summer Session. LONDON, Aug. 12 * .Th- Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald and the leading member* of the labor cabinet cut short their holidays today and assembled here to consider the recent, report of the economy committee which ret nm* mends shearing $480,000,000 a year from the government expenditures. The importance of Mr. MacDonalds summons is in teated bv the fact that only the most urgent national problems ever bring the cabinet ministers back to their London desks during the brief summer holidays. Reports of a split over the economy w’ere denied. NEW YORK—Cables from a Shippee-Johnson expedition indicate that the great wall of China has a counterpart in Peru. The youthful explorers said they discovered the wall in the Andes and followed it for 40 miles by plane.____ operate in meeting our traffic lr ms,** BOY FORGES NAME OF FATHER ALONG OMAHA. Aug. 12 F-William Albert Jenaton. 20 Portland, Oregon, charged with blueing a trail of forged checks from Portland to Omaha, was arrested here today on complaint of Butte. Mont . authorities. The checks. Jenston said. were all drawn on his father and totaled $441 90 in 26 days. He will be returned to Butte He said he left home because he wanted "Iota of good clothes and desired to travel.’’ FOREST FIRES BURNING ON LONG SECTOR FERNIE. B C„ Au*. It In the path of a de\a-•tating fore*! fire, the town of Fernle was endancered today aa a protects e south wind died away. The flame* were within a quarter mile of the outlying city house*. Resident* were prepared to quit the city. PORTLAND' Ore Aug 12 LD — Forest fires burned today all along the Pacific coast from California to British Columbia, with the major blazes in Washington I and Idaho. Oregon s most threatening fires J were reported under control. I Thousands of men still were in j the timber lands combatting the BAD CHECK TRAILS* ""    ”r The largest fires centered about the head of Spread creek, in northern Idaho and in the vicinity of IdAho City, north of Boise. Near City Back firing and trenching had retarded a 30.000 acre fire that had approached to within six miles of Idaho City. Three fires had laid waste 35.-000 acres in the Idaho forest north of McCall and a fourth broke out yesterday. North of Weiser. Idaho, an SOO acre fire menaced Coprurn. a little mining town in the Snake river canyon. Legs Diamond Is Finally Convicted In New York Court. National Banks Less In Number And Resources Are Below Totals Of Past Year NEW YORK. Aug. 12 'D~ Jack tLegst Diamond was sentenced in federal court today to four years imprisonment and I fined f 11,000 for violation of the 1 prohibition law. Despite the fact Diamond was one of New York s most public- j 'zed gang figures his conviction j last week together with Paul : Quattrocchi marked the first trine 1 he actually had faced a prison ' sentence He w as convicted on charges of j conspiracy to violate the national prohibition law and ownership of a 1500 gallon applejack still in Greene county. New York. MUCH WANTED MAN LINCOLN, Aug 12 LD—County Attorney Max Towle said extradition papers for the return of Gus Winkler, suspect in the $2,500,000 Lincoln National bank robbery last September, to Lincoln from St. Joseph. Mich., will be ready today. County authorities hope to bnng Winkler here as soon as he is able to leave a hospital at St. Joseph Towie wnll return to St. Joseph to press his claim for the wounded man. Illinois and Wisconsin authorities also want Winkler.    • SUSPECT RELEASED SNAKE ON MIKES CARBONDALE. 111. Aug. 12 LIN—A snake threw parts of two states into darkness for a time Monday night, linesmen for the Central Illinois Public Service company reported today. They said the snake crawled to the top of a 55-foot electric light pole and stretched itself across two high tension wires, causing a short circuit that put out electric lights in a part of southern Illinois near Mounds and a section of western Kentucky. The snake was electrocuted. TO AGI BE ISSUE Farm Federation Leader Admits Present System Is Failure. MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 12 LD—-A Minneapolis barber, taken in custody Tuesday by operators of the state bureau of criminal apprehension, in the belief he was Henry P. Irving, bank bandit suspect, was released after questioning. Irving, wanted by police, is sought for questioning in connection with the recent robbery of the First State Bank of White Bear Lake. Minn., and a bank at Buchanan. Mich. TOKYO. Aug. 12. UP)—Patriotic societies and reactionary individuals clamored today for the punishment of Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon, jr., American aviators, for taking photographs while flying over Japanese territory. The two men appeared befile the public procurator for further questioning, smiling but tense., ___ .    ________ 'Examiners questioned Pangborn drastic punishment. about his flying experience, particularly during his service in the American army. Foreign officials were reported to have taken a hand in the investigation by suggesting the judiciary show leniency but the war department was said to have adopted a different view Reactionaries sent a delegation to the procurator’s office urging FOR HALF DECADE Farmer Labor Union For Moratorium — Old Age Pensions. OMAHA. Aug. 12 i.n -Four objectives were list? 1 in the articles of incorporation which have been filed here by the Nebraska council of the Farmer Labor Union of America. The objectives include establishment of a state owned bank, an old age pension law, a five year moratorium on mortgages, and exemption of homes up to $3,000 valuation from property tax. The organization, headed by Roy M. Harrop. Council Bluffs, Iowa, attorney and former candidate for governor of Nebraska, will make no effort to be represented by candidates for state offices in next year’s election Hnrron said. MADISON. WI*.. Aug 12 D— Edward A. O'Neal, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, said last night that the organized farmers would renew the battle for the equalization fee principle to correct what he described as the present inadequate farm legislation "For the past two years," he told farm bureau leaders from ll midwest states, "our organization has not insisted upon the enactment of the equalization fee principle. "It 'now appears all to plain that the present act does not adequately provide for the needed control of surpluses. Consequently we must renew our demand and preserve the farmer-owned and farmer-controlled marketing associations that have been established.” ESTELLE WANTS JACK TO SETTLE TP LOS ANGELES. Aug 12 LD— Estelle Taylor, film actress and estranged wife of Jack Dempsey, former champion heavyweight boxer, has said she will "insist that something definite be done” toward settling their marital affairs before she leaves here August 23 for New York. Joseph Scott, Miss Taylor s attorney and Robert Burns, attorney for Dempsey, at Reno, where the former fighter some time ago announced plans for a divorce. were negotiating for a property settlement. The difference was said to involve some $50,000 and furniture in the Dempsey residence here. LAWYER KILLED BY BELL BOY Quarrel Over Parking Space At Exclusive Capital Hotel WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. LD— W, Frank Norman, a former special assistant attorney general, wa? shot four times today in a quarrel with a bell boy over a parking space at Wardman Park hotel and died an hour later in emergency hospital. Joseph H. Diggs, 31 year old negro, surrendered to police immediately after the shooting. Norman, an attorney here, had been a guest at the hotel for five \ears. Hotel employes told police the two had quarreled over a park. mg space two days ago when Norman struck the bell boy twice Norman was waiting in front of the hotel for his chauffeur to take him to his office today when, police said they were informed, Diggs approached from behind and fired two bullets into the lawyer's back. "I knew I d get you,” the negro! was quoted as saying. A third sh >t. was fired, striking the lawyer in| the head. Diggs then was said to j have fired a fourth bullet into Irs victim s body and walked back to the hotel. Diggs was disarmed by a hotel detective. Diggs told police Norman struck him once today and was ready to hit him again when he fired in self defense. Witnesses, however, said there were no blows struck. Enoch Craig, Norman's negro chauffeur, witnessed the shooting. He struck Diggs several times as he was being led from the hotel and was subdued by hotel employes with difficulty. WASHINGTON. Au*. 12 LD— Total resources of the 6 805 na-f tional hanks in continental United States decreased $483,769,000 I between March 25 and June 30 I to an aggregate of $27,64 2 698,-000. J. W. Pole, comptroller of the currency, in announcing the figures today said that as compared to a year ago when there were 7.252 national banks, the June SO resources showed a decrease of $1,473,841,000. Total deposit liabilities of the banks on June 30 were $22 198.- 240.000. a decrease of $145,926 -000 since March and a drop of $1,070,644 000 for the year. Dixision Of Funds The aggregate deposit liabilities on June 30 included demand deposits of $10,105,885,000 and time deposits of $8,579 590,000. The remainder was made up of deposits due banks and bankers, certified and cashiers' che:ks, and United States government deposits. In the time deposits were included postal savings of $206.- 205.000. time certificates of deposit of $1 311,535.000. and savings pass book accounts of $6 - 031.314.000. The latter division represented 15.245028 accounts. Loans and discounts including rediscounts on June 30, amounted to $13,177,485,000, a decrease of $544,587,000 in three months $1,-710.267,000 in the year. CLEVELAND, O . Aug. 12, LD — The International Great Northern railroad, which operates in the southwest, will pay no interest on adjustment mortgage bonds due October I, the board of directors announced here today. O. P Van Sweringen of Cleveland, is chairman of the board. According to the railroad's financial statements its net operating income for the first six months of 1930 was only $59,310 as against $1,389,618 for the same period this year. A large part of the railroad's business consists of transporting oil in Texas. Edwin G. Wagner, assistant treasurer and assistant secretary of the Great Northern, said it is within the discretion of the directors to pass the interest payment. The same action, he said. was taken on the interest due last April. primary PROTEST RATE TILT WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 uD— Fertilizer producers and shippers told the interstate commerce commission today that a 15 per cent increase in freight rates would add $5,700 OOO to the annual cost of transporting their products to American farms. The fertilizer interests protested the proposed increase on the ground that neither their industry nor agriculture could absorb higher charges. Will Rogers REVELEY HILLS, Cal— Hhere is what the prohibition director decided about these pressed grape bricks you have been reading so much about: "They will turn to wine if handled properly but its not illegal to buy ’em. We would have to prove that one was go mg to handle 'em properly,” Well that's fine. That-a-gal Mabel, and I hope you get the government loan. By the way, a few sample bricks would reacn me at above address, only, mind you. for paving and heaving purposes. I got a cat on my back fence I want to throw 'em at. Of course it they turn lo wine before I hit him I will be disappointed and humiliated beyond words, because the cat don't like wine. Send instructions what to do in case I make up with the cat. Yours, WILL ROGERS. ADMITTED 25 ROBBERIES SCHUYLER. Nebr, Aug. 12 LF' - Three youths charged with burglary here August 7 pleaded not guilty yesterday in county court. They were held under $3,-000 bond each. They are Arthur Otradovskv. Ed Horalek and Ernest Zeleny. Lambert Richtig, charged with them, was in the hospital. On the same night the burglary was committed. a night marshal here was kidnaped. Officers said some of the quartet had admitted kidnaping the marshal and committing 25 burglaries. $250,000 HAD STRINGS ON rf SALARY CUT DAYTON. O., Aug. 12 LD — A ten percent cut in salaries of all employes of the Cincinnati and Lake Erie railway, except freight and passenger crews, efefctive August 15, was announced today by Thomas Conway, Jr., president. Falling off in operating revenues was given as the reason for the cuts. CHINESE PARLEY HONGKONG. Aug. 12 LD -The Canton government was silent today about peace negotiations with its rival, the Nationalist government, but it was understood the Southern faction demanded. among other things, a reorganization of the central gov eminent*® army to prevent one leader from gaining too much power. Other Canton demands were said to include release of Hu Hanmin. former head of the legislative department of the nationalist government who was confined because he opposed the policies of Chiang Kai -Shek, Natianalixt nresidenL OKLAHOMA CITY. Aug 12 JI - Governor W. H. Murray said today that a $250,000 presidential campaign fund offer submitted to him last spring still holds good and was made in behalf of an oil man "who wanted to be ambassador to some foreign country.” The proposition to underwrite a campaign by Murray for the democratic presidential nomination was placed before the governor by C. A. Owens, former chairman of Murray's oil legis.a-tion committee. Owens said he discussed the matter with Murray last spring but that no decision was reached. Owen said “neither I nor my principal was to expect anything from Mr. Murray as governor.” KET XIN SHOPS CHICAGO. Aug 12 LD E P. Bracken, vice president of the Burlington railroad, today said ‘he road's shops at Plattsmouth. Neb., would not be abandoned. He said the coach work of the shops there gradually is being consolidated with the Aurora plant, but the shops in Plattsmouth will continue to operate. NATURAL GAS BEST OM XRA, Au*. 12. Ruling that natural gas is “in every way and for e\ery purpose Is a better and cheaper fuel,” Federal Judge XX nod-rough today granted the Central Power company of Hastings an injunction against officials of Hastings preventing the city from interferring with a change from artificial to natural gas iii the Hastings mains. Ann Arbor Boys Slain And Girls Attacked And Killed PARKED AT NIGHT IN LOVERS’ LANE ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 12 1 D With a blood stained pur«e and a .38 calibre bullet as slender clues, authorities today attempted to reconstruct the slaying early yesterday of four persons. two boys and two girls, on a country road 12 miles southeast of here. Four persons were arrested last night and today but two of them were released after making statements lo Sheriff Jacob R. Andres The identity of the two who were released was not revealed Two others, Paul Keene, 41 and his brother Lawrence, 38, still are in custody, although officials said the new developments tended to establish their claims of innocence As investigators attempted to reconstruct the slayings, they adopted the theory that the four victims -Thomas Wheatley, 16, of near Denton; Harry Lore, 18, of Ypsilanti, and Vivian Gold, 15 and Anna May Harrison, 16, both of Cleveland, had been slain by assailants who attacked them as they were parked rn a "lover’s lane” seven miles from the place where their bodies were found in young Wheatley's burned automobile. Vivian Golds purse, spattered with blood, was found on the South river road, three miles from Ypsilanti. The spot, authorities said, I* frequented by "petting” couples. Finding of a .38 calibre bullet in the body of young Lore established the theory that the two boys doubtless were slam before the automobile was set afire. Authorities now' believe they were slain several miles from the scene where the burned automobile was found. Had the youths been shot at the place where the blazing automobile was found, they said, farmers living nearby would have heard the gunfire. E. L. Squires, Washtenaw county deputy sheriff, revealed the police theory of the slayings today. “The assassins killed Lore and at least overpowered young Wheatley at the spot where the purse was found, in my opinion.” he said. “Then they drove with Wheatley and Lore and the girls to the county line road where the car was found and attacked the girls there.” Attempting to trace the movements of the four young people between the time they dropped out of sight in Ypsilanti and the discovery of their bodies in the burning automobile, deputy sheriffs learned today that the twro coup es were in a restaurant at Milan, la miles south of Ypsilanti, between two and three o'clock Tuesday morning. Dr. Hubert W. Emerson, director of the Pasteur institute of the University of Michigan today reported the discovery of stains of human blood on a club found in the possession of Paul and Lawrence Keene, suspects. BEC OMES B AN KR I PT OMAHA, Aug 12. LD An rn-volntary petition in bankruptcy was filed in federal court here today against Gustav A. Bennies, Cedar Rapids, Neb., businessman, by the Farmers State bank, the Citizens State ba^ and George M. Van Ackeran, all of Cedar R voids. The three plaintiffs charge that Bennies owes tem over $12,-000. SALEM, Ore., Aug. 12. ( T Sen-ator Charles L. McNary has re -ommended to the farm board th it it sell thirty million bushels of surplus American wheat at liberal terms to the Chinese governm* U to relieve famine suffering ani death in the Yangtse valley. TO HAVE BEEN LOST ON FLIGHT COPENHAGEN. Denmark. Aug 12 LD—The American flier, Parker Cramer and his radio operator. Oliver Pacqutte missing since Sunday on a hop from the Shetland islands to Copenhagen, w'ere practically given up for lost today but the search will continue for two days. The Danish survey ship Island Falk, aided by two seaplanes, was extending its efforts over the whole of the western coast of Jutland in the hope the airmen had come down in an isolated spot. Danish, Norwegian ani British vessels combed the waters between the Skaw and southern roast of Norway. CLEVELAND. O- Au*. 12 LD —Local backers of Pilot Cramer, unreported for three days on a flight from the Shetland islands to Copenhagen, ^aid today that whatever the outcome of his pioneering flight “we are proceeding with our original plans looking to establishment of a far north trans-Atlantic air route.” Mav Be Clue LONDON, Aug. 12 >,D—A foot-cylinder, four inches in diameter and painted grey, was discovered in the water today off the west coast of Jutland. Apparently it had been in the sea but a short time and an investigation was started immediately to determine whether it might furnish a clue to the fate of Parker D. Cramer, .American aviator who is n»a.fng. ;