Syracuse Herald, January 31, 1931

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January 31, 1931

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Syracuse Herald (Newspaper) - January 31, 1931, Syracuse, New York 1THE HERALD is the Only Syracuse Newspaper with Complete Wire and Cable Reports of Both the ASSOCIATED PRESS and the UNITED PRESS: UPSTATE'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER INDEPENDENT Owned and Made in Syracuse Heart ot Nation's Industrial Empire YRACUSE HERALD EDITION NO. SYEACUSE, N.'T., SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 31, 1931. THREE CENTS DEADLOCK IS DO-X Flies Sea EXTRA ON HOOVER Lisbon Airship, 19 on lans in Seven Hours n j 1 12-iriotorea onip 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 DO-X 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 Ma- deira Island made a change in her original plans and Commander Fried- rich Christiansen, instead of drop- ping a mail bag at Funchal as he had Intended, eliminated the Ma- 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 DO-X 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 DO-X, giant German flying boat, left here at A. M. A. M. E.S.T.) 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 will-fly to Natal, Brasil. The plane carried 10 persons, officers and crew and six passengers. The great airplane made a beauti- ful getaway. After all her passengers had boarded her. Captain Christian- 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 min- utes in order to get the proper direc- tion ot the wind and then rose beau- tifully, the takeoff being effected In 110 seconds. A Portugese military plane escorted the DO-X as she made off. Both were soon lost to sight In 13 the haze. Admiral Gago Coutinho, Portu- 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. saying: "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- siderable opposition at home because of the craft's alleged unairworthl- 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 witness'the departure. The crew and officers of the ship were given a banquet last night by Captain Christiansen. The 19 parsons constitute by far the 1-rgest number ever to attempt a transatlantic flight In a heavier than air machine. From Las Palmas the plane tomor- row will fly to Porto Prala- ln tne Capo Verde Islands, After a 36 hour halt the DO-X will attempt the most difficult part of Its Journey, to Fer- 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 and'down the coast to Rio DC Jan- eiro. -From Rio Do Janeiro the plane will fly to New York. The ship is commanded by Capt. Frledrlch Christiansen. Clarence Schildhauer, an American, 'Is second pilot nnd navigator for the trip. Be- foro departure both said'they 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 Royky'B-Hotel Syracuse 9-plcce orchestra. Admission DahoInK tonight. -Ohlttenango Fftlls, 7an's Merry Mclodla'ns. all good DO-X on South Atlantic Flight The giant German seaplane, DO-X, 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. Frledrlch 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 taining an "Informality" unusual in a distinguished visitor, Prime Minister R. B. Bennett of Canada, took advantage today of nn oppor- tunity 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 newspa- per men, so that he might discuss the affairs of.the Canadian legation with officials of the mission. Although it was indicated offi- cially the Premier's. conversations with Secretary Stimson concerned no matters of International Impor- tance, President Hoover' said he con- sidered' 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- fered an opportunity for the infor- mal discussions which, the President said- would take place between the Premier and American officials. The guest.list was confined to the six officials In Washington having the most intimate relations with Canadian-American affairs. It In- cluded Secretary Stimson, William R. Castle, Jr., Assistant Secretary of State for Western European affairs; Hanford MacNider, American Min- 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-, tache'd to the Pennsylvania Railroad Washington-Montreal 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 truck'entering the Acting-Warden L. Hencox anonunccd. Leonard Blsga- mono, the truck driver, said he had found It. The weapon's stock was sawed off. Blsgtmono 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 in'the Federal Constitu- tion. This Al Smith article next Sunday dcscrvea .the attention of'every American citizen. It Is straight from the shoulder. Get ths Syracuse Herald 'Upstate's 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 Mundare, Alberta, were bombarded with eggs at Willingdon' last night and two rallies started Jn the Ukrainian Temple ended in disor- der. Carl Axelson of Bingville, presi- dent of the Farmers Unity. League, Albert Branch, and two leaders from Mundare 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 WomanWalks 22 Miles in Snow for Brings Help to Sick Hus- 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 22-mile struggle on foot through deep snow drifts and freez- 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 yes- terday, 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 Imme- diately 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 Adlroudacks, hav- ing come last year from Connecticut. Commissioner in Syra- 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 Wesicott 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. Wesicott was born in, Syracuse FRANK M. WESTCOTT erence Today May n fi TT tilt 1 Appropriations Con- tinued in Emergency Prohibition in Fore Howell Pushes Bill for Dry Enforcement in Capital I uously afterward. Oct. 6, 1852. He first entered pub- lic office as superintendent of streets in 1902 under Commissioner of Pub- 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 -.s sur- commissioner of jurors for Or.on- vived outside of immediate dara durinz the Will admin- household by his mother, Mrs. Louisa, commissioner j Westcott, 89 years old. Zzclvxivc Dispctc'i to The Kercld 'Washington, Jar.. p-ab'.ican House leaders talked oJ drastic measures if necessary to avert a special sesiicn, the administration leaders in ths Senate today rerarded the deadlock between President Hoover and the Democrats en rc-iic-i as inevitably leading to the extra arks in 1917 and served session the is pre- riarw? !a 15S4 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 Mu- nitions Maker Who Aided Allies One of Richest Men Little Known of Octoge- narian's Life; Decorated by British Kice, Francs. Jan. 31 Basil Zaharoff, 80, so called mystery-man of Europe and reputedly one of the richest men In the world, was said to- day to be seriously 111 at Monte Carlo, anxiety Is felt for him because of his great age.. Sir Basil was born at Constan- tinople In 1850 of a Russian father and Grecian mother. He was edu- cated 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 specu- lation. -His great fortune-was 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 ser- vices, the British government knight- ing him In 1919.. He exerted considerable Influence at :he -Versailles peace, conference and was an Intimate of Lloyd George, Venlzelos. Clemcnceau 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 co'ntribxited several thousand pounds to American Near East' Relief projects and he gave Jrancs 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 -Field Marshal Haig chair of Eng- lish literature at Paris-University. 37 Condemned to Death for Holy War Plot in Turkey Instunbul, Turkey, Jan. .31 Thlity-seven persons accused of -at- tMnptlnR to tomcnt 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 opposi- tion amendment to the original question of confidence, an indica- tion that his government, the sev- enth in the life of the present Par- liament, would hold on until a new president is elected in June to suc- ceed M. Doumergue. Then the cabi- 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 spell- binder as his mentor, Aristide Briand. Jtodest, 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 Herrlot. 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 char- acter of those Andre Tardleu used to command, a majority that was unstable enough once M. Tardleu's enemies began to gun for him in earnest. M. Laval has great strength In the Senate, of which he' Is a mem- ber, and this will be an added asset to his government. The flrst 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- volved some extension of free edu- 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 Submis- 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 appropria- tion was thrown Into Senate conferees instructed to upon it House conferees orcc-red ta stand against it. The House won out in such coherences hither- to this session, but a victory this tirr.e might be meaningless In view c.f Hobirson's organizer; move to keep item to otccr ao- prcrjristion bills. While negotiators were seeking sores ground for s. compromise, Senator Watson, The Republican ieaccr, said ae believed the 'chances for compromise on the i Red Cross relief fund were slight in view cf the decisive rejection of tliis amendment yesterday by the House, Chairman Weed, of the House rulei committee, said off the floor If ail supply bills iiad failed of passage bj Feb. 15, Se would propose to con- tinue existing appropriations during the next; Ssca! year. Success for this mcve would obviate a special session necessity. The hope fcr enactment of such an place of uoon the Wickershara j all-inclusive resolutio- Gen. 2. Butler, U. S. M. C., I Prohibition Heport, Hepressr.ta-.lve i deadlocked appropriation must face a court-martial will be In Lehlbach, Republican, New Jersey. was regarded forlornly in the Senata -ds of Secretary of the Navy today asked Congressional action Republican ranks, however. Iharles Francis Adams either this looking to the repeal .fternoon or 1'or.cay, according to i Amendment. r.e office of the j In a speech. the 18th ca if ttey 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 !n a S3eech ir. the House he j enactment of the vital ap- and IS anxious to go to California Navy. j take ,p ,is propriation measures provlciin; J While none would reveal the exact j submitting a repealer to the charges, It was considered certain j peopie trirourh conventions. He before beginning his European trip. British Princes Are Due to Reach Havana Sunday Aboard S. S. Oropesa, 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 ac- 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 loan- ing a collection of personal records last evening for the ship's gramo- 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 his.grips to leave Johns Hop- kins Hospital, happy in the knowl- edge his 14 year fight to overcome cataracts has been successful. His Improvement, however, will be grad- ual. Mr. Tarkington made plans to go to Chestnut Hill. Philadelphia, to rest before returning to Wllmer In- stitute 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, radlc. operator credited !wlth saving'many lives -when the steamer San Juan sank In a col- lision 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 ope- hero, sent the SOS from the San Juan after It had collided with the Standard Oil tanker Todo., 18 miles off Pldgeon Point. Seventy lives wcre'lost In the col- llson but many were saved because Paulson stayed with his Instrument until the San Juan wentrdown. His body was found this -morning 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 prej- udicial 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 gen- eral's 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 yes- terday 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 mem- ber of defense counsel. It was be- lieved that Butler had chosen to rely chiefly -upon 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 mem- 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- ficers. Meanwhile, the international phase of the "Butler-Mussolini" Incident was definitely closed with the Italian prime minister's assurance that "I consider closed the Incident, which for my part I have already forgot- ten." The Italian embassy .indicated (Concluded on Page 2, Column 5) Four Prisoners Are Transferred Auburn, Jan.'31 prison- ers today were transferred. Acting Warden Prank L. Hcacox announced, from Auburn State Prison to the In- stitution for delectlv two facts stood out in trie Wicker- s'nsrn report despite interpretations 'as varied as are the views enter- alr.eti on the subject of prohibition." "The commission is practically he said. "that, the 13th, -mendment, is not observed and not enforced. "A majority of the commission un- equlvocallv state their belief that 18th" Amendment is not ob- and not enforced. "A majority of the comrcissiori tsn- state belief tbat 18th "Amendment can never be adequately enforced. "If the labors of the commission are not to be wholly scrapped, these :wo propositions are the foundation upon which a dispensation must be built." "Now that the tumult and shout- s' has measurably! died he continued, "the people properly turn to Congress and ssk what it intends ;o do about it. Inasmuc.i as there s no reasonable doubt that a great majority of the people share the con- clusions reached" by the Wlckersham 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 ssue now with firmness, courage and wisdom, will be overwhelmingly repudiated at the next national elec- tion. The party that would perpe- 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 5ive 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 Ameri- can people for a generation to come." Lehlbach said If his bill passed now the voters could debate It during the spring and summer, and choose their delgatcs In the fall Early the next spring, he con- tinued, the -will of the people would have been ascertained. "We could enter the camaign of he said, "on Issues that would evoke the calm consideration and.the sound judgment of the people, rather than on an issue that primarily In- Ilames prejudice 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 solut. tion saw in the statement yesterdaj of Senator Robinson of Arkansas. the: Democratic leader, an opening for a'- 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 Republi- cans would not bow to Senate de- mands "to socialise the very struc- ture of our government as the price of a special session" was made by Chairman Snell of the rules com- mittee. The Administration controlled House Appropriations Committed.-.-.( voted, 18 to 11. in executive session' I yesterday against the rider in the Interior Department proprlation bill, 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 loadj down other appropriation bills iders. To this end Senator Robinson a1> ached two riders to. the Army propriation the Senate. One is the Capper, iansas, bill, directing ?arm Board to turu over busiiels 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 It.-They were Senators Bingham, Fess. Golds- Gould, Hale, v Kean, Metcall, Morrowi' Moses, Oddie, Phlpps. Heed. Watson, all Republicans, and a lone Demo- crat, Tydlngs Maryland. Robinson reminded the Sonata ;hat there was no difference In prlii- ciple between- voting government (Concluded on Page-2, Column Judge Refuses to Remove in Italian Claims Altitude Record Sesto Callnda, Italy. Jan; The Italian aviator Passavela 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 an-altitude- feet; York, Jan. 31 Court Justlce: Hatting refused today V-: to remove. Max D. Steue ras. spectal: attorney general in charge of inves- tlgatlng affairs.of the closed of the United States. 25c-dance tonight. Ramlon Hail, Schug's Vlctori.-ns. Big Dance tonight at Davis', only ;