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   Syracuse Herald (Newspaper) - August 14, 1932, Syracuse, New York                             with''Complete Wire and Cable Reports of JJPSTATE'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER INDEPENDENT, Owned and Made in Syracuse Heart of Nation's Industrial Empire JHgASSOClATED PRESS the UN1TED_PRESS SYRACUSE HERALD iVOL. 52, NO. XXX SYEAOUSE, N. Y., SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 14, 1932. TEN CENTS ROOSEVELT TO WALKER'S SHERWOOD Hindenburg Rejects Hitler, Dares Reich in Nazi Refuses ToMakeDeal; e s 'President Balks .at Sur- rending Nation's Control to Untried Party California Crew Wins Olympics [Violence Is Banned Hitler Refuses Cabinet Post; Hindenburg Plans "Iron Fist" Rule Berlin, Aug. 13 towering figure of Germany's "grand old President Paul von Hindenburg, again blocked today a seizure of power attempted by the meteorl- cally rising chieftain of the National Socialists, Adolf Hitler. To the self-confident demand of Hitler, Austrian-born former corporal and papcrhanger, for all or none of the country's governing authority, the venerable field marshal-president firmly and with dignity posed his "never." Hitler had been offered the post of .vice chancellor, a post which would created especially for him and Include the office of premier of Prussia, which has been vacant since the National Government imposed a yirtual dictatorship in Prussia. Hitler rejected that. Chancellor Franz von Papen next offered cabi- net posts to some of Hitler's lieuten- ants. Hitler refused that. To Hitler's claim that his party's size entitled him to exclusive in other words, the right to erect a Fascist von Hindenburg then posed his duty to Ills conscience and to the fatherland to govern Germany impartially and not in the interests of one movement, however large and formidable. Having failed In a plea to Hitler to make good pre-election promises to support the presidential government the aging von Hindenburg ended his historical audience with fatherly words of admonition and lost no time in assuring Chancellor von Papen he backed him to the fuft in the days ahead, during which most Im- portant tasks await the cabinet To a nation excited over reports from abroad that Hitler's storm troops would attempt to seize power by force, the president then gave an example of undaunted confidence bj taking a night train to his summer home at Neudeck, East Prussia. Hitler also left Berlin quickly, stat Ing that further plans fcr continuing the fight to attain exclusive powe ;would be determined at a meeting of his party's leaders next Tuesday. He faced the disappointment of hi nearly 000 definitely ex pected him to be chancellor tonight He also faced a challenge of the radi cal wing to abandon the legality he had pledged himself and fa eeek power by extra-legal means. All indications were that In even of still another Reichstag or othe election he could not win over 5 per cent of the voters. In the opinio of many political observers, he there lore was in a blind alley, emergenc from which would be difficult. Government spokesmen informed the press that they regretted Hitler's refusal to play the game with other "national" forces. Chancellor von Papen, it was stated, "opened his arms wide to enable the leader of the National Socialists to co-operate actively and positively in the national reconstruction.' The cabinet said it regretted this the more as it did everything possible the National Socialists, Including dissolution of the Reichstag, rais- ing the ban on the storm troops and the National Socialist uniforms, and affording the National Socialists the possibility of using the government jadio facilities to broadcast their University of California's power- ful crew, carrying the United States colors, won the Olympic eight-oar championship, gaining victory over Italy by Inches, with Canada third and Great Britain fourth. Japan took the Olympic swim- ming laurels for men, climaxing a week of brilliance with two tri- umphs Saturday. William Woodward's Happy Gal won the Saratoga Special, a sweep- stake for two-year-olds. Ladysman, victor over Happy Gal a week ago, ran second, and Caterwaul was third. The veteran handicap horse, My Dandy, won the Illinois Handicap. Cathop -was second and Polydorus third. Sinking an IB-foot put .for a birdie 3 on the 18th green, Gene Sarazen, British and American open jolf champion, won for himself and Larry Sovik, Syracuse city amateur champion, over Bill and Bob Mitchell, Syracuse golf -profes- sionals at the Onondaga Golf and Country Club. Complete graphic stories of tliese and other sports events In Sports Section. Hoover Stand Breaks Drys' Solid Front Dr. Dinwiddle Meets Re- sistance in Recruiting Support for President Poling Aids President But Anti-Saloon League Cannot Give Support, McBride Says 75-Mile Wind Rips Wire Communications With Coast Towns Galveston Shut In Water Piled Over Cause- ways Hundreds Flee to Safe Inland Places Houston, Tex., Aug. 13 winds, presumably the skirts. or a tropical gale blowing in from the southeast, struck Houston and Gal- veston tonight. Early checks indi- cated none had been injured. At Morgan's Point, where the Hous- ton ship channel enters Galveston Bay, the wind was reported blowing at "a velocity of 65 miles per hour, and water was standing even with the pier, which normally is four feet above the water line. An interurban dispatcher here said he had been informed the causeway connecting Galveston island with the mainland was under water early to- night when the last load of men, women and children leaving the is- land had crossed. "There is no possible Way out or Galveston he said. Telegraph communication -went out from Galveston, but the Galveston News, in a long distance telephone call at P.M., said it was believed the worst of the blow was over. Some trees had been blown down (Concluded on rase 2, Column 1.) government had hoped to be rewarded by Hitler's sharing the re- sponsibility for governing Germany. It now proposes to do its work and decide later upon mature reflection what further consequences to draw from today's unprecedented situation. It was the third time In five months that President von Hinden- burg had attempted to settle an Is- sue involving the future of Kj 8 P 13, he asked Germany's electorate whether he desired to continue with infinite patience to win back its place in the sun under the leadership of Its citizen In yar and peace, or whether it preferred to embark on what he considered the uncertainties of an untried Fascist regime led by an able mass organizer capacity'for governing, how- ever, was to him an unknown quan- The German people's answer, al- ready overwhelmingly for President von Hindenburg, was Invoked a sec. ond time in the runoff election on April 10 and again the presidents popularity blocked Hitler's ambition Dramatic as .the two presidentia elections were, "their .personal draiw -was overshadowed by.1 the third show down today.-Hitler and .several of hi Associates in the National Soclalls party conferred with Chancellor von led oa 4, column 6} Outstanding and Exclusive Features In The Herald Today Special Dispatch, to The Herald Washington, Aug. wide- spread crack-up of- the organized dry forces of the nation was indicated to- night as a result of President Hosver's turn against 'the prevailing system of national prohibition. The National Anti-Saloon League, as represented by its spokesmen, was openly resist- ing efforts by leaders of the National Prohibition Board of Strategy to rally their forces to the Republican stand- ard as, to them, the lesser of two evils. The first break in the studied si- lence which central committee head- quarters affected following the Presi- dent's dramatic acceptance speech, came during the day in a forceful statement from the Rev. Dr. Edwin C. Dinwiddie, the executive secretary of the Board of Strategy, representing the 30 odd prohibition organizations Both as an individual and as the National Temperance Bureau's repre- sentative on the Board of Strategy he urged drys to admit the Intoler- able enforcement situation and sup- port President Hoover on his per- sonal record and his proposal "constructive course." This was supplemented by unoffi- cial word that the Rev. Dr. Daniel A Poling, chairman of the Board o Strategy, was meeting with-substan tlal encouragement in an Intensive move to line up the board's evecutlve committee in favor of the President at least passively, and would announce his results here tomorrow afternoon It was accompanied also by direct as surances to the President from such dry leaders as the. Rev. Samuel E Nicholson, New York Anti-Saloon League cfficial, and Fred B. Smith head of the Committee of One Thou sand and a member of the executive committee of the Allied Forces. While various -irreconcilable drj leaders about the country had reg' istered their resentment at the Pres ident's change of attitude, and in some Instances had shown signs o fight Anti-Salcon League headquar ters in Washington, offered the firs discordant note with any semblanci of organized backing. From this source, which directed the successful fight to put the 18tl Amendment into the constitution under the leadership of the late Wayr. B. Wheeler, came an excerpt from a speech to be made at Winona Lake. Ind., tonight by the Rev. Dr. F. Scott McBride, general superintendent, in which he said the Anti-Salcon League could not support the prohibition stand of either presidential candidate. Even the McBride statement, how- ever, reflected the trend which ap- pears to be running through the or- ganized dry lines in their crisis which is to look with greater favor on Pres- ident Hoover than upon his Demo- cratic rival, Gov. Franklin D. Roose- velt of New York, because the Presi- dent's enforcement record and pledges are more satisfactory to the prohibitionists. The President's Insistence that the proposed return of liquor control to the states to which principle he s committed, be on terms "guaranting" the suppression of tne saloon and the protection of dry states, was dis- 'Old Masters' Found In Czechoslovakian Woman's Collection1 Vienna, Aug. 13 Vienna Journal disclosed today what It de- scribed as the sensational discovery of a number of hitherto unrecog- nized old masters in a collection of paintings belonging to Countess Maria Henriette Chotek at Castle Korompa In Czechoslovakia, The report was that they had been identified by the Amsterdam painter, David Lang. U.S. Chamber Harriman Urges Modi- fication of Volstead Act at Once Sees Dry Law 'Doom' Supports British Method of Regulation, With State Option Gov.Roosevelt infers With Garner Today Speaker to Return to Capital With Governor for Half Day Ruth Chatterton Is Bride Of George Brent Day After Ralph Forbes Divorces Her Paul Block And Mayor's Wife Slated lampaign Trips Set Speaking Tour to Begin This Week, With "Big Swing" Sept. 12 THIRD SECTION AL SMITH appeals for private assistance to augment" public relief. MARK SULLIVAN calls Hoover's speech a model of directness. SAVING CITIES FROM BANK- Louis Brownlow, former president, National City Managers' Association; director, Public Administration Clearing House, New York. City. ROTOGRAVURE AIRPLANE PICTURES of Onon- daga Lake shore development and Yacht' Club and Its sur- roundings at Oneida Lake. Two smashing pictures making a full page. THORNDEN SPLASHES Happy children and grown-ups enjoy swimming pool and lawns at Syracuse park. BROOME COUNT 7 FAIR at Whitney Point, the first of the 1932 county fairs, drew big crowds each day. A full page of pictures of the various activities. MAGAZINE GHOSTLY ANCESTORS, grimly rule love out of Prince's life. By Princess Radzwill. QUEEN OF CLIPPER quit Yankee home port on romantic trip to Africa. CAN SCIENCE take the "acci- dental" quality out of love and the "gamble" Jrom marriage? "PRESENT WHEN One of the year's best stories, by Harold Titus. And Scores of Others and Every, Sunday, missed by spokesman the Anti-Saloon League ,f_______ with the observation: 'No program proposed can safeguard against the return of the saloon. If liquor comes back, the saloon will be back." While the outcome or the revolu- Washington, Aug. 13 ate changing of the Volstead act to permit the manufacture and sale of "non-intoxicating beer" and modifi- cation or repeal of the 18th Amend- ment was recommenedd tonight by Henry I. Harriman, president of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. In a radio address made public by the Chamber, Harriman said he "mo: heartily" welcomed the attitude o the Democratic and Republican par ties on prohibition and looked upon their stand as one that "foreshad ows the doom of the 18th Amend ment." "I trust that its modification o repeal will come he added, "and that we may adopt the British policy of high taxation and strict regula- tion, permitting such states as de- sire prohibition to continue it." he said, "will advance the cause of temperance and from a bil- lion to a billion and a half dollars will accrue to crar various govern- mental units. Pending the repeal or modification we might, with ad- vantage, immediately change the Vol- stead act to permit the manufacture, transportation and sale of non-in- toxicating beer, taxing it at the rate of S6 per barrel. This would bring annually into the Federal treasury sum approximating S400.000.000." Harriman compared the British and American policies toward liquor and favored the former. "What are the results of our ex- he asked. "Probably as much liquor is consumed today as in 1914. Our jails are crowded with prisoners arrested for drunkenness. (Concluded on Page 5, Column 2) Prince of Wales Dances and Swims With Young Widow Venice, Italy, Aug. 13 Ce- cile Kraus, an attractive young widow spending the season at the Lido, nearly monopolized the atten- tion of the Prince of Wales at a dance last night and swam with him and Prince George this morning before they left by airplane for Corfu to review the British naval squadron. The princes arrived yesterday and met Mrs. Kraus at the dance, where she was with a party at an adja- cent table. Mrs. Kraus, described as well-to-do, lives at Turin, but is understood to be partly of Hungarian ancestry. Hyde Park, Aug. 13 Roosevelt, spending the last week-end at his Hudson River home before entering upon a two-months invasion of Republican territory, tomorrow will entertain his running mate on ,he Democratic national ticket, Speaker John N. Garner of Texas. When he motors back to Albany, .omorrow night, the presidential nom- inee will turn his back on the pleas- ant country home and its sylvan set- ting, until the middle of October. The next three week-ends, Mr. Roosevelt -will be in three states that generally are Republican in national elections, Ohio, New Jersey and Con- necticut. The Associated Press has learned that the "big swing" of the Roose- velt campaign that will take the can- didate to the Pacific Coast, will start on Sept. 12. It will end on Oct. 3 at Buffalo, where it is understood the New York Democrats will hold their State convention. The following week-end, Mr. Roose- velt will be in Tennessee and Ken- tucky. The Governor pushed the Walker hearing out of the way this weelc-end. Tomorrow night he will return to it when he confers in Albany with his counsel, Martin Conboy, and go over the program for resumption of the case on Monday. While there still are two charges in the Seabury summation to be con- sidered-rthose involving Russell T. Sherwood, missing accountant, and Mayor Walker's brother. Dr. William also charges by James E Finegan and William J. Schief- e'lin, it generally Is believed that Mr. Roosevelt will end the hearing next A dispatch from Corfu said the two British princes arrived there late this afternoon to inspect Great Britain's Mediterranean fleet. Marconi 'Bends9 Ultra-Short Radio Waves Past Obstacles Discovery Opens Important New Field in Wireless Communication Rome, Aug. 13 Marconi has made another advance la the science of radio communica- tion, he disclosed today, by "bend- Ing" -ultra-short radio waves which heretofore he had been unable to transmit through obstacles. From his yacht Elettra in the Gulf ol ArancI, he sent a message to his lifelong collaborator, Marchese Lulgl Solarl, announcing that he had sent messages on 57-centimeter waves from Rocca dt Papa to Capo Figarl, in Sardinia, a distance of 270 kilo- meters. He used portable reflectors, communicating clearly both by radio telegraph and radio telephone. Today's discovery permits trans- mission on ultra-short'waves In such a manner as to overcome the earth's curvature. This, said Senator .Mar- coni, Is proof that the ultra-short wave is not definitely limited by His associates attributed great im- portance to the discovery because heretofore it had been possible to use ulta-short wave communications only between two points in a line of vision. The waves would not pass through houses, trees and similar objects Senator Marconi has been trying for n year to "bend" the waves. Experts here said that if he had overcome the obstacle of the earth's curvature he could overcome other obstacles, thus greatly extending the possibilities ol ultra-short wave com- munication. This method, they said eventually would revolutionize radio transmission, for it is infinitely cheaper and simpler than method, in use at present. The Inventor has been pushing his experiments recently to apply them in a first Installation for Pope Piu the Vatican and the pontiff' sunyner Despite the menace of court pro- edure, Attorney General John J. Ben- nett has assured Mr. Roosevelt that i writ of prohibition cannot halt his (Concliuleil on Page 3, Column 3) [J. SL Soldiers Help Bring Big Manila Fire Under Control Manila, Sunday, Aug. 14 lers of the 31st United States In- antry early today helped control a re which destroyed the insular gov- rnment records' buildings, two Catholic colleges and other structures n the ancient Spanish wailed city vith an estimated loss of Three hundred students at Sania sabel College, a Catholic girl's school, filed out of their dormitory without j'anic. The other school destroyed was the Ateneo de Manila, a Catholic toys' college. The Ateneo Museum ,-hich contained some of the finest historical data in the Philippines, was Iso destroyed. Doolidge and Byrd Discuss Economy League Campaign Plymouth. Aug. 13 Idm'iral Richard E. Bjrd and Calvin Coolidge today sat down in.the old 3oolidge homestead here and dis- cussed matters pertaining to the na- ional economy league, of which Byrd is chairman. "The former President, who has been spending the last few weeks icre in an effort to escape hay fever, s a member of the league's national advisory council. The admiral re- .urned to Boston after the confer- Police Trap Bandits; 1 Slain, 1 May Die Pittsburgh'. Aug. 13 Lee, 21, Pittsburgh, was shot and tilled and his companion, Joseph Ha- salski, 22, Pittsburgh, was wounded critically late tonight in an alleged ittempt to. hold-up a gasoline sta- tion here. Two plainclothesmen had been sta- tioned In the place on a tip it was to be held up. They shot Lee and Rasalskl when they drew guns and threatened the station attendant. Man Burns to Death In Cleveland Fire Cleveland, Aug. 14 devas- tating fire was raging early today In a warehouse on West 149th Street, Cleveland. One man, unidentified, was reported burned to death. Fire officials announced that, the nre was brought under control. Doctor's Body Found After Boat Blast Gananoque, Ont., Aug. 13 body of Dr. Royal Lee of New York, who -was drowned in the St. Lawrence River opposite this town yesterday after his motor launch caught fire from an explosion, was recovered to- .s ;es Walker to Be Questioned on Link With Missing Clerk RUTH RALPH FORBES BRENX Screen Actress and Leading Man Guests at Rye Reception Before Hastening Back to Pictures in Hollywood Special Dispatch to The Herald, Harrison, Aug. Chatterton, screen actress and former stage favorite, was married here today to George Brent, who has appeared opposite her in moving pictures. Her second marriage quickly followed the divorce which her husband, Ralph Forbes, obtained yesterday in Nevada. Miss Chatterton arrived from Europe Thursday and wens the Savoy plaza. Mr. Brent came on to meet her from St. Louis, where he has been making personal stage appearances. They motored here, arriving shortly before noon and obtained a marriage license from William A. Wilding, town Miss Chatterton wore a light silk frock and small tilted hat. Her at- tendants were -Miss Frances Starr, actress, and Miss Virginia Hammond. Tne ceremony was performed by Justice of the Peace Winfred C. Allen. Miss Chatterton gave her are as 34 and said she was born in Kevv York City. Mr. Brent said he was 23 and (Concluded on Page 4, Column 5) Both Parties Completing Plans for Raising Cam- paign Funds Fletcher Takes a Job Former Ambassador Joins Milbank in G.O.P. Drive for War Sinews New York, Aug. 13 the national battle for ballots now for- mally under way, both Republican and Democratic chieftains turned today to the task of raising the millions nec- essary to finance their campaigns. Jeremiah Milbank, Republican east- ern treasurer, announced the appoint- ment of. Henry P. Fletcher, former Tariff Commission chairman, Am- bassador and Under Secretary of State, as chairman of the eastern finance division. He will join Milbank, a Wall Street banker, in directing the drive for funds in the 12 northeastern states. At the same time it was disclosed at Republican eastern headquarters that for three days conferences have been held there between kingpins of the eastern campaign over the finance problem and questions of policy. In the Democratic camp, James A. Farley, national chairman, went into er State Offers Witness to Discredit Testimony of Hamilton Defense Case Rests Lancaster Denies He Told Clarke's Mother "I Think I Shot Him" night near the scene of the accident. confcr'encc with Evans Woollen, In- C dlana banker who: heads the cam- Blvd., paign finance Miami, Fla., Aug. 13 Testi- mony tending to discredit the repu- tation of Albert H. Hamilton, Auburn, N. Y., eriminologict, today brought a sharp clash between opposing counsel as the defense rested in the trial of Capt, W. N. Lancaster for the slaying of Haden Clarke. Rebuttal testimony was started shortly after completion of the de- fense case, but it had proceeded rnly briefly before court was recessed for the week-end. Earlier Captain Lancaster was on the stand for a short time and in re- sponse to a question shouted a de- nial he had once told Mrs. Ida Clarke, 'mother of the dead man, that some- times he was "so confused that I think I shot him." Clarke, a young writer, was killed on the night of April 21 In the home of Mrs, J. M. Keith -Miller, Austra- lian .filer, who was the third figure in a love triangle also Involving Clarke and Lancaster. The .latter has termed Clarke's death an cide. "honor sui- Attempts by the state to Impeach Page Column t Court Battle Likely Mayor Reported Offered Year Legal Post by Blumenthal Spccic.1 Dispctch to The Herald 'Albany, Aug. 13. facts hulked lar.-re as the case" of Samuel Seabury against Mayor James J. Walker New York trial" before GOT. Franklin D. Roosevelt paused for the week-end re- cess. One fact was the expected interrogation of the Mayor by the Governor on Monday re- garding the 81.000.000 de- posits of Russell T. Sherwood, missing former accountant of the Walker law firm. The other fact was the cer- tainty felt at the Capitol that the legal question of home rule, on which a court order seeks to stay the Governor's action in [the AYalker case, would be. clearc-d by swift action of the; Court of Appeals in plenty of] time for a decision by Governor; Roosevelt before the national election in November. Meanwhile. Mayor Walker Is rest- Ing over the week-end at the West- chestsr County home of his friend, A. C. Biumenthal, who stands ready to give him a legal. position if he is ousted from the Mayor's chair. And while the Mayor rested. Gov- ernor Rooseveit studied the Eoistad- ter committee's evidence, seeking for any proof there of Sherwood-Walker connections. It was reported that the Governor might, on his own initia- tive, call witnesses against, the Mayor. Two other outstanding figures in --ne Waiker and Paul Block, publisher, friend and benefactor of reported ready to testify in Walker's behalf, if called. The Mayor's testimony so far has definitely given the impression that he may cell Mrs. Walker and his former secretary, Edward L. He might also call Block, to tell about his "beneficence" and is not Impossible that his secre- tary, Miss Evelyn Warner, and Hec- tor Fuller, may be summoned to support his story that the letter of credit taken to Europe in 1929 was the common fund of his party, quite unrelated to the Equita- ale Bus" officer who paid cash a; the bank for it. If these cr other witnesses are called, it seems entirely likely thai Mr. Seabury will emerge from the satisfied silence with which he has heard the Mayor's explanations and use the Invitation to cross-examine, which the Governor lias offered to him. Meanwhile, the Governor has given- assurances that he will not render decision before next Friday is-hen ;he Supreme Court will consider the Dlea that his power of removal was aullified by the Home Rule amend- ment to the State Constitution, Be-'- yond such delay, there Eias been, definite intimation that the Gover-' nor is likely to act first and let the courts act afterwards .on the manifold legal possibilities which lie as vague threats in the background. The Home Rule plea, as to which, the Mayor's counsel, John J. Cur- tin, has denied Interest or was originated by George Donnelly, secretary of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce. The claim Is that tho Home Rule amendment nullifies tlie city charter provision that the Mayor. may be removed in the same manner' as a sheriff, who is removable by the Governor under the State Con- stltution. In case this view should be originally upheld, the Court of Appeals doubtless would meet imme- diately to clear up the point, so there is no doubt it will be settled before the nation votes on Mr, Roosevelt as the Dsmocratic presidential nominee.' A more interesting possibility Is the implicit threat of appeal to the' Federal courts, on the ground that1 the mayor has a vested interest in the job, that It has a money value, and that removal under the Cover- nor's prcccdure would deprive him of property without due process of law. Mr. Walker's counsel has taken an exception on every denial of his Insistence that Mr. Seabury should, 'put his whole case again before tae on gage 3, Cfiluma i   

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