Syracuse Herald, August 23, 1933

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August 23, 1933

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Syracuse Herald (Newspaper) - August 23, 1933, Syracuse, New York "1 THE HERAED u the Only Syracuse Newspaper With Cbmplefe'Wire and Cable Both the ASSOCIATED PRESS and the UNITED PRESS. 'UPSTATE'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER INDEPENDENT Owned and Made in Syracuse Hurt ol Nation's Industrial Empire E HERALD CITY EDITION -.IPO cuing 56, NO. SYRACUSE, N. Y., 'WEDNESDAY EVENING, 'AUGUST 23, 193.3. THREE CENTS 90 IN PERU ON CRIPPLED COAST LINER Milk Profit Inquiry Opens as Dealers Ask Price Rise State Board Investigation Starts With NewYorkCity Conferences With U. 3. Officials to Scope Open Friday Dealers Cite Losses Gent-a-Quart Increase in Price to Consumer Held Necessary Albany, Aug. 23 State Milk Control Board today opened its promised investiga- tion into the profits of the-deal- ers who sell New York State consumers their milk. ChairmanClia rles H-Bal dwln an- nounced tbat Dr. Leland Spencer. milk expert of the Gornell College of Agriculture, had been retained by the board to conduct the investigation and wass tartlng work in New Yorfc City today. Chairman Baldwin also announced that the board on Friday will Inaug- urate conferences In New York with Federal authorities a-id milk boards or other states. The board.feels that the solution of the milk Industry's problems is a matter that cannot be handled to best advantage' by New I'ork State alone because ol tne How of milk In Interstate .commerce. "We're going to give Dr. Spencer n free hand to-spend as he sees fit In Investigating, the Mr, Baldwin said. "He will-decide at once the infor- mation that all milk Ldealers .will be asked to get together so it can be audited by certified accountants. "Then-the books of representative dealers will be "studied as far as we see fit." The board plans to spend the re- maining of a legisla- tive appropriation for auditing..Addi- tional employes. in this connection, will be chosen as far as possible Irbm Civil Service lists, he' said. Dr. Spencer was chief adviser to the Pitcher legislative milk commit- tee, whose investigations resulted In creation of the one-year board. milk control A group of New York City milk dealers told the board today that their plight was as bad as that of the farmers, that they had been suf- fering heavy losses in their business in recent months. At the same time Henry S, Manley. counsel to the milk board, made the announcement that New York State fanners will get more for their August mllfc than they received for an equal quantity' ol milk In March. "This farmer price Increase of 80 per cent in four months stands al- most entirely to the credit of the-Milk Control Maniey said. The board's counsel declared that farmers received In March and will get In August. He made hia statement in a prepared speech for delivery before the Cobleskill Rotary Club, The milk dealers were heard at a continuation ol the board's newest cerics of hearings on the problems of farmers, dealers and 'consumers. "1 see by the said Julius Marcus, a small New York City dealer, "that the board Is' going to check up on dealers' profits, we can't wait to be checked up. need help Immediately." Marcus and other dealers said they j (conchifled on .Page 5. .Column 5) need an Increase of one-cent hi their chare of the amount the consumer pays for a quarter milk. "Since the existence of the control board we have continuously been losing Marcus said. "I sell Father Coughlin Scores NR A Expects Hoover in Fiery Speec AtDetroitBanklnquiry Star Witness THE REV. CHARLES E. COUGHLIN Radio Priest Tells Inves- tigators of His Actions During Crisis Criticizes G.O.P. Acts Toy Plans New Request to Former President to Appear Detroit, Aug. 23 poli- cies of former president Hoover were criticized by the Rev. Father, Charles E. Coughlin today before the Grand Jury investigating Detroit bank fail- ures. "There was., corn for the pigs of the priest shouted, "but not one loaf of bread for the starv- ing people of Michigan." The radio priest whose denunciation of Detroit banks and bankers last spring aroused national interest, testified as star witness before the Grand Jury Inquiring into bank failures here to- day. In the latter days.of 1933, he called Governor Comstocfc of Michigan while he (Coughlin} was (Concluded on Page 11, Column 4) Editor Found nn____j X JL UOOCU; In Ohio River C rjus a Body Bound Wi Are Weighted iher's Friends Flout Suicide But Coroner Declares Coshocton Man Took Own Life light. AU- le but the Coshocton, O... 'Aug., 23; weird death today, around the trussed and weighted body Fred S. "Wallace, crusading editor and publisher ol.the Coshocton Tribune, which wns found In the Muskingum River -.last, i thorltles hinted at suicl dead editor's Irlends said suicide was out of the question- Wallace's ankles were bound to- gether with heavy .wfrfe. Wounds were lound over'his eye and body was plow, point, weighing, about pounds and ft small I He disappeared early Sunday _mornlng after seeing his Sunday edition1, to.' press. 'The body was found by two boys In a shallow point of the river; Wallace, a widely known and fight- Ing newspaper known :to have made many enemies through his editorial page, but police refused to consider any theory that he had been slain for revenge. Although not making a formal statement, Prosecutor Russell Lyons said he believed "there were more Indications pointing to: the- fact that the death was self-inflicted than Ho the possibility .of- foul thorltles declared It suicide but the A formal verdict .of suicide was returned by Coroner Floyd W. Craig Suspect Held __ J n i AI u. JL c Of Hotel Man MiddletownResidentWas Mulcted of in Confidence Game U. S. Agents in Hunt Police Believe Prisoner Is "Stock Broker" Who Put Over Deal Schenectady, Aug. 23 000 stock swindle by .a-group of no: torlous confidence i t wag revealed today by Schenectady police, after Federal authorities arrested one sus- pect In Gary, Ind. The victim was John M. Gaynor. Mlddletown hotel proprietor, police said. The swindle took place In a Schenectady hotel last November. J. Edgar Hoover, head of the United States Secret Service, informed Chief "William. Punston that Federal agents :had taken the suspect, Arthur Hap- piner, into custody late yesterday. Funston, believing the man to be the "j, G, Gregory" who. engineered the detained. Two officers were dispatched to Gary; to "return Happlner on a. rant .charging grand larceny, the swindle .gang-was known to'New York City police and that the D- S. Bureau of Investiga- tion in .the the perpetrators through Its finger print department records. According to authorities, Gaynor was Induced to hand over to Gregory and two accomplices'-: to "prove to the through whom they had "won" a large sum of money that the "investment" they had' mode on paper was bona ;flde. -Gregory then allegedly misunder- stood Instructions and "lost" the The swindlers left the hotel, Informing Gaynor they would raise the money to cover his loss., That was the last he saw of them: 400 cans of milk a day 33 people. In July I lost 81.000, I (Concluded on Page, 2, Column 5) Thieves Hold Oil Paintings for Ransom Montreal, Aug. S3 oil stolen from the Watson gallery and valued at 816 000. sere held for ransom today by thieves who threatened to cut them to bits and return them thus to the Art Association ol Mon- treal. "If you do not want to play cards our way, you can Inform your police to go end aha them for .note received by association officials. Chief of Philippine Army Air Depot Dies Manila, 23 William B Duty, 43, commander of the United States army's .Philippine air depot, dled.todayol blood poisoning. Major Duty was a native of Sackets Har- bor N Y His widow and Uo ch'l- drcn survive Army Officers Swap Wives In Unique Love Switch Major Trades Brunette For Blonde in Friendly Divorce, Remarriage Action Lcavenworth, Kas., Aug. 33 For L love's sake, two Army officers have traded wives, legally. "It is natural for a .man to fall In with another man's .wife and for woman to tail. in love with another- woman's" husband." Thus he explained why Mrs, Stuart MacDonald, a brunette, Mrs. Bradford, his own wife, a became the wife, of Major MacDonald, All was accompHahett in ft friendly manner by the two couples, well known Fort ixmTcnworth. To- gether, Mrs. MacDonald and Mrs, Bradford went to Bentonvllle, Ark., where they established residence to take advantage ol the 80-day divorce law. They lived in the same house. They were represented by the same attorney. After Lee Seamster, Judge In chan- oere.'ranted the decrees, 'tne two etrange marital exchange. Together they went to the county. clerk's offices and secured marriage licenses. Then both couples were married', by Frank Lloyd, justice of the peace: Captain Bradford and the former Mrs. MacDonald have returned to Fort-Lcavenworth. Major MacDon- ald and the former Bradford have gone to a civilian camp in Penn- sylvania where. he' Is stationed. The daugh- ter now Is living with her father and his second wife. Mfijor 43, Is a native of New a West Point grad- uate. v Captain Bradford, 37, entered the army In 1917 from civilian life. He Is a graduate of Virginia Military institute. An authority on coursing .meets. Captain Bradford, a cavalryman, has competed abroad In horsemanship milor it 'Break' On Coal Trade Johnson Concentrates on Winding Up Pact for Bituminous Field Retail Hearing On Million Jobs Seen in 40-44-48 Hours Plan for Stores Washington, Aug. 23 seri- ous problem of. shaping a final code of fair practice for bituminous coal again today overshadowed the maul- fold activities of the-Recovery Ad- However, the only word on progress was that a "break might come any and that not only Administrator Hugh S, Johnson but President Roosevelt himself was keep- ing constant tab on developments. This word came from Deputy'Ad- ministrator Kenneth who handled the 'coal hearing. While the coal went on privately between officials, opera- tors and labor leaders in separate of- fices, factions of retail trade began airing animosities In public hearings, advocating suppression of forms of competition denounced .by witnesses as: unfair. A group of seamen representing the Marine Workers Industrial "Union and headed H. Jones of. Baltimore .veo at tne.ottice of General John- son to present a- demand for a code for ship crews, longshoremen and har- bor workers. After consultation outside General four spokesmen lor the 20 men who came presented their statement to Edward P. McGrady, labor adviser General Johnson. The delegation also was received by General Johnson, and the 'four sat afound.his desk and told their story. There of .the un- armed police guard stationed.for two days outside General- Johnson's office In expectation of the group, which had been labeled among police authorities as Communistic. The dele- gation today denied..any. such affilia- tion Hearings were begun this morning on the women's dress industry, with Grover Whalen of New York, the man who. composed a .strike In the tirade at the start of the week, leading off with an outline of the agreement he had fashioned and which is proposed as the basis for the trade's code. Indications were given that final ictlon on the code for the automo- bile industry might have to wait a couple of days or more while General Johnson worked out his promised in- terpretation on the "open shop" ver- sus "closed shop" question, which has become a major Issue both for auto- mobiles and coal. A possibility developed that this Interpretation, shaped to define: the limits within which industries could assert their intention to deal with unou or come out when the coal agreement finally Is shaped up. The question of minimum wages in the coal to major complication remalriln" to be. settled. Reconstruction Finance Corporation, officials meanwhile expressed 'their (Concluded on Page 5, Column 4) Senate Passes Tax Anticipation Plan To Help Villages Albany, Aug. 23 designed to aid New Yorfc State vil- lages In financial distress by per- mitting them to Issue certificates of deposit In anticipation of taxes, was passed unanimously today by the Senate. The measure, sponsored by Sena- tor George L. Thompson, Kings Park Republican, would empower the board of trustees of any village to issue the certificates and sell them for vace value at a private sale. Pro- ceeds would be used only for the purpose for which the certificates were Issued. The certificates could be: used by purchasers for payment of taxes. Taxpayers, It was pointed out, would gaining the interest on the certificates when paying and villages, urgently needing funds, would not be compelled to go to bankers to borrow additional monies. Lindberghs Leave Iceland for Faroes On Way to Europe Esklfjord, Iceland, Aug. 23 Col, and Mrs, Charles A. Lindbergh left at A. M. the east- ward route to Europe. Their immedi- ate destination, was. the. Faroe Islands, north. of the. Shetlands, but their, plans beyond that point are Indefi- Salad. 25c it Coconut North Syracuse, Bollcd'Whole Lobster Blue Plate, 60c, Served unlhrat King's, 1405 Valley Dr. Old Dominion Liner Imperiled by Coast Storm _ r Low Stocks Aid Syracuse Price Fixing Producers and Majority of Retailers Clear Shelves for Fall Woll Sees New Era Federation Head Finds N R A Bringing Eco- nomic Changes By-BENJAMIN ATLAS Stag Writer of The Herald. 'While retail merchants of Central New York today indicated their pre- covery Administration codal prlce- nxlng provisions through "reasonably low Matthew Woll as president of the American Fed- eration observed the Blue America inw economic ,day" in an address iere before the 70th annual conclave of the State Federation of Labor. Central New York trade thorough- fares yielded reports generally that retailers -with the freedom of small stocks are'- today starting from "scratch" in their race with the Blue Eagle for recovery. John W. Howe, secretary ol the Manufacturers Asso- ciation of Syracuse, revealed that pro- .ducers are also entering the fall sea- son with small inventories and are "In-most cases awaiting the demand for production." Mr. Woll, addressing labor delegates In the Onondaga Hotel today, pointed out similar circumstances in all busi- ness and Industry, and declared that the impression which the National Industrial Recovery Act has already made upon the Jroces of economic life "can no longer be removed." Other major developmets in the recovery movement In this section of the State were as fodllows: Acting Postmaster Edmund L. .Weston announced that em- ployers, representing worfc- ers, had filed certificates of com- :-plianee up to noon today. Syracuse NBA leaders will draw up new plans for the crusade at a 'session tomorrow'noon. Tha condition of light inventories In. factories and retail shops today wag regarded by tradefolfc as peculiar- ly suitable to the present recovery movement. Although In scores of cases merchants have heavy stocks on hand, the general Inclination has been for retailers to "clean house" In order to accept the final judgment of Gen. Hugh S. Johnson for fixing (Concluded on Page .6, Column 4) Passenger liner Madison of the East- ern Steamship Company and map of Virginia capes section where ship course from New Yorfe. Druggist Found P.ead, Wife Near Here Pittsburgh, Aug. 23 bodies of a New Kensington druggist and the wife of a friend were found In Pean township today after the two failed to return .itbm a house party last night. The dead are Edwin V. Kerr, whose wile was reported on a vacation In or near Syracuse, Y., and Mrs, Delia Gradler, 24, mother of. two children. In Eerr'e automobile, police found a box containing e capsule believed to be poison. The bodies were in the car. Morgue attendants were unable to state [he exact cause o' death. Mussolini Lends Hand to Haul Big Gun Into Position Garesslo, Italy, Aug. 23 Mussolini made himself hero today by lending a sturdy hand to assist In pulling a canno up a hill toward Brlcchetto- during the army maneu- ers. He arrived by automobile while ar- tillery men of the third regiment were struggling to drag a 105 mm. gun Into position. "I'll give you a hand, the premier said. whili le a sergi He tugsed shouted. sturdily Gale Sweeps Way Inland Toward North Weather Officials Declare Hurricane May Hit Capital Leaves HavocinWake Bureau Believes Force of Storm Will Be Lessened Washington, Aug. 23 violent storm, described variously by naval and weather bureau officials as "hurricane" or near hurricane In- Second SOS Heard From Ship Fighting Way to Port Madison Battles to Safety of Shelter at Norfolk today to he sweeping inland from the Virginia Capes on a generally northwesterly .course. Bureau estimated that if' the storm, .which. traced sinuous, shifting, snake-Ufce- course as it came up from the south, maintained its present northwesterly direction it would pass over the National Capi- tal before nighfall. 'Although it left a trail of distressed shipping -In Its wake, weather bu- reau officials' were of the opinion that Its force would be considerably dissipated'when. It moved inland. Nevertheles, R. H. Welghtman, Weather Bureau forecaster, said the storm which early today batterei against the Virginia coast, had done the unusual for a disturbance orig- inating in the tropics by striking north of Cape Hatteras with great Intensity. Lines of communication In Virginia and parts of Maryland were disrupted during the morning and no reports were available ol the damage dons. Naval officials expressed consider- able apprehension that damage .in the Norfolk area may have been serious. The disturbance was first reported to the weathe bureau lass Thursday. It, was then In-the vicinity of the West Indies and was labelled as an- other of the series tropical storms which begin there or In other South Sea areas In the late summer and early fall months. Lack of communication from ves- sels near its center has hampered the bureau in keeping track of It. The path of the present storm was described today by the weather bureau as having been sinuous, ap- parently winding In and out at in- tervals. Advance warnings of the storm reached the Sister Ship Near Gale Moves North; May Hit Washington Before Night New York, Aug. 23 The storm-battered coastal liner Madison, with 90 persons aboard, is proceeding under her own power in the teeth of a southeast hurricane toward Chesapeake Baj', the Eastern Steamship Lines offices were advised today by the steamer a sister ship. The -Washington reported the Mad- ison was mating about two and shortly after P. M., E. D. T., was 20 mlleg from the bay and the safety It affords from, the raging open sea, The messages from the. ton, signed by Its skipper, Captain. Hannan, indicated the Madison in no danger, according to an official ol the Esszern lines, At D. T.. the Mackeg rzdio Intercepted a second distress "message from the Madison saying ths vessel was SO miles northeast of Chesapeake JLIgliteiljj end .that Ita "homing Is Whether htfs. referred to the for- ward carried away .early-, today or another section or'the su- Jerstructure could not be learned. Coast Guard Saves and the gun sped up the hill. There- morning In a drenching rain and upon the artillerymen cheered him. I high wind. The ABC of the NRA Every man, woman, and child in this city will be affected as em- ployer, employee, or consumer by the industrial codes and the Presi- dent's agreement to put men back to work, shorten hours, and increase wages. What Is your problem in connection with the new industrial set-up? Are-you an employer? Member of a trade association? How much must you pay to meet the minimum wsga requirements? Are commissions counted as wages? Can boys under 16 be employed at any kind of work? Are union contracts affected? How 'are your employees classified? Are you a worker? What wage will you re- ceive? Wliot will your hours be? Can you be worlted overtime? Can you do piece-work? .Can you work part time? Are your tips, U you get any. figured Into your wage? What do you want to know about N H A? Frame your qnestion clearly, telephone 2-0211, the Syracuse Herald, between the hours of 9 A.M. and 3 P.M. week days, ask for the A.B.C. department, and dictate your question. We will Immediately forward your query to our Washington bureau, which will get the correct answer, provided a ruling has been made, and your question with its answer will printed in a special A B c of the NRA" in tUs qulcSBSt pesslblt Ume. Give our office IdettUIvlag Initials to Jou can spoi your question and answer u.aoon as printed. THAT'S AS SIMPLE AS A B 0! Crew of Schooner talk, Aug. 23 shipi, jone a liner wiih about 90 persona aboard, sent out SOB calls today caught 'in a. 75-miIe-an-hour hurricane crashing against the Mid- dle Atlantic Coast. The 3. S. Madison, with. 37 passen- gers and a crew of about 50 aboard; was in distress, har entire forward house battered away, off Cape Charles. The crew of the lour-masied fish- ing schooner in distress off gull shoals or. the North Carolina coast, was res- cued loday by coasc guardsmen from the Chlcamocomo station. Tha schooner was thrown up on the beach by a high tide 'shortly after sailors were taien oS. Coast guard patrol boat 209 was re- ported standing by two dredges wlih 60 men on board in heavy seas off seven foot Knoll lighthouse, Chesa- peake Bay. The dredges owned the Arunclel Company of Baltimore, are In no Immediate danger, the firm's offices reported. The gale of hurricane Intensity, swept -the Virginia and North Caro- lina coasts early today and moved northward this afternoon after caus- ing extensive damage to coastal towns and shipping. Street of Norfolk were strewn with wreckage. Willouehby Beach. B sum- ner resort; near. here, reported most the homes there either destroyed, r badly damagd. Other towns and cities In North, larollna and Virginia were damaged r isolated. Communication lines -ere down In many areas One of two dredges caught in the torm today off Seven Foot Knoll Ighthouse on Chesapeake Bay sank i s the coast guard patrol boat 209 tood by. It was reported. First Id not say whether the 30 men pre- lously reported on the dredge wera saved. J The wind, which reached a velocity f 70 to 80 miles an hour, later aub- ided to 20 miles an hour. Huge tj waves, however, continued to roll- the beach. Several colonies of ummer vacationists along the coast till were Isolated. Flooded streets of Norfolk were 1m-; isssable except on foot. Downtown. treets were a tangle .ol-dearia ;andl alien trees. Work" of clearing. ireeis was begun immediately; More than 1.000 negro residents at he city staged a, roman holiday. They warn In the streets and snouted their oy at coming through the storm illve. Many of -their homes damaged by the wind and water. At Ocean view, a summer resort, esldenls emerged from their homes, where they had barricaded themselves the storm struck night, and went to wearing bathing stilts and carrying their clothes la tbtlr arms. Capt, W. S.' Heath, master of Madison, flashed Coast Guard head, quarters a plea for "Immediate M-' TWO Guard cnttsra swung tround the Virginia rapes into the teeth of the atorm, hurling (Concludea on Page Z, Colamn 3) THE WEATHER' Bain tonight and probablj; Thursday morning; not Sioclr; ;