Hamilton Daily News Journal, December 11, 1934

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December 11, 1934

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Hamilton Daily News Journal (Newspaper) - December 11, 1934, Hamilton, Ohio Of TheMmy of DolUrg wet the United BUtw for JoonuU-Newi is fitting Ht the oat tad thoroughly conn rrtrj trading radius of Hamil- ton. Ai malt Local Merchants Get Good Results (ot lieuk to HAMILTON JOURNAL TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1 J 3 4 Ha-lll... ObU MUCK TWO OENTI Km 14 PAGES WEATHER JIAMILTOX AKB TICUnTT: TAIi TONIGHT AMD WZDltM- DAT, SLOWLT KIBUfO XRATUBE WEDNESDAY. 100 UNACCOUNTED FOR IN HOTEL BLAZE Pleads For Building Up Public Opinion Of NATIONAL INSTITUTE Sought By Attorney General Cummings To Train Officers icrhaps a sort cgree-gJ'anting Text of President Roose- velt's address on the crime situation is found on page 7 of tonight's Journal-News. I'resn Washington, Dec. 11. A mandate from President Roose- velt for a double-barreled attack on lawlessness set the national crime conference to work today on what is called the greatest campaign of its kind in the country's history. Five hundred experts who ap- plauded the President vigorously, after his speech last night started discussions and studies to carry out Mr. Roosevelt's two suggestions: 1. That every law enforce- ment agency from the justice department down to one-man police forces in hamleta should be co-ordinated. 2. That "body of public opinion" should be built-up'to back anti-crime efforts. Attorney General Cummiugs' crime conference faces the task of drawing up this program without treading on states' rights or re- lieving localities of responsibilities properly theirs. It seems likely the recommendation to come from the 'conference will be a national erira- inological institute- of university with train peace officials, en- list the aid of science and serve as H national center for the exchange of information. Social Disorder Calling crime "a symptom of so- cial disorder" in the cure of which every social agency must be active, President Roosevelt told the confer- ence: "First I ask you to plan and to construct with scientific care a con- stantly improving administrative structure which will tie together every crime preventing law enforcing agency of every branch of federal govern- ment, the 4-8 state governments and all of the local governments, includ- ing counties, cities and towns. Your second task is of equal im- portance. An administrative struc- ture that is perfect will still be in- effective ill its results unless the people of the United States under- stand the larger purposes and co- operate with these purposes. Interpret Problem "I ask.you therefore to do all in your power to interpret the problem ot' crime to the people, of this coun- try. frhey must realize the many implications of that word 'crime.' "It is not enough that they be- come interested in one phase only, At one moment popular resentment and anger may be roused by an out- break of some particular form of crime such, for example, as wide- spread banditry; or at another mo- ment, of appalling kidnapings; or at another of widespread drug ped- dling; or at another of horrifying lynchings. It is your positive duty to keep before the country the facts in re- gard crime as a crimes, lesser crimes and little build up a body of pub- lic opinion which, I regret to be compelled to say, is not in. this day and age sufficiently active or alive to the situation in which we find ourselves.'' dimming! Heard Tho gathering of judges, detec- tives, lawyers, sociologists, crirai- nologists and officials also heard Attorney-General Cummings s u g- gest a national center for the edu- cation of peace officers and say: "We need methods fur belter se- lection and training of personnel, laboratory facilities for work in de- Pw It) CRIME COUNCIL MAPS QREATEST DRIVE AT ROOSEVELT'S URQINQ 4> HOPE TO HAVE QUORUM FOR WEDNESDAY'S ASSEMBLY SESSION PRESIDENT ASKS CO-ORDINATION OF AGENCIES Figure in Mellett Slaying Goes Free Sentence Of Mazer, Who Ad- mitted Manslaughter Is Commuted London, 0., Dec. 11. Lonit Mazer, whose sentence for manslaughter in the Don Mellett slaying wai commuted by Governor White, left the London prison farm late Mon- day afternoon, it wa> said by officials of the institution today. AnlwclHietf Columbus, 0., Dec. 11. Louis Mazer of Canton, convicted of manslaughter in the sensational slaying of.Don R. Mellett, Canton newspaper editor, today won a com- mutation of his sentence from Gov- ernor George White. The commutation recommended by the trial judge, the man who prosecuted Mazer, and the superin- tendent of the London Prison Farm, permits Mazer's immediate release. Mazer was convicted in June 1927 (Continued 19) Call is Sent Out By Both Branches White's Threat To Veto Sales Tax Changes Legisla- tive Complexion Goodwin and Heath To Attend Session W. M. Goodwin and John F. i H'cath, Butler county representa- j lives, will attend the Wednesday session of the Ohio legislature, I following a "suggestion" by i Keith Lawrence, majoritly j leader of the house, that they be present. Columbus, 0., Dec. 11. Although still expressing doubt an income tax can be enacted, Ohio legislative leaders moved today to assure a quorum for Wednesday's session of the general assembly. Following the lead of senate leaders, Rep. Keith Lawrence (D) of Cuyahoga, majority leader of the BE FREE OF U. S. CREDIT OFFICIAL TELLS FARMERS MOTHER SUPPLANTS LANDIS ON TICKET Logansport, Ind., Dec. 11. The widow of Frederick Landis to- day entered the campaign for nom- ination to succeed him as congress- man-elect from the second Indiana district, and her sou withdrew from the race. The son, Keuesaw Mountain Lan- dis II, a nephew of the major league baseball commissioner, announced his withdrawal in a statement that he had found "a deep-seated senti- ment in favor of my mother which I cannot ignore." Frederick Landis died a few days after he became the only republican congressman-elect from Indiana. BURNS TO DEATH IN BLAZING HOME Bowling Green, 0., Dec. 11 Ketner, nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Ketuer, was burned to death here early today when fire de- stroyed their home. MATSVILLE TOBACCO MARKET IS SUSTAINED Maysville, Ky., Dec. 11. After selling only about pounds less yesterday than for the entire last week, the Maysville to- bacco market was well into its sec- ond week today, ivith prices still sustained, but quality generally mediocre. Sales yesterday totaled pounds, the biggest day yet. An average price of was re- corded. SELL OA8 PLANT Columbus, 0., Dec. 11. Ohio Electric Power company re- ceived from the State Utilities com- mission today authority to sell its Oberlin natural gas plant to the Ohio Fuel Gas company for 196. (AuocUted Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 11. W. I. Myers, governor ef the Farm Credit Administration, sounded today a call for farmers of America to be independent government aid as a permanent policy. Asserting "emergency r e f i nancing" of farm debts "must con- tinue as long as creditors press for Myers said, however, that "as a permanent policy I think it is a mistake from the farm- ers' point of view to ask for gov- ernment subsidy. In an address prepared for the sixteenth annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation, Myers expressed the opinion that "the further we can divorce farmer- credit from government aid and the possibility of political control, the sounder we will have built and the better our system will serve agri- culture.' DAYTON DEPOSITORS TO OET Washington, Dec. 11. More than payoff was in store today for depositors in seven Dayton, 0., building and loan as- sociations. Chairman Jesse Jones announced the Reconstruction Finance Cor- poration has authorized loans lo the seven institutions amounting The loans, he said, "will pay existing loans to the corporation of and provide new money with which to pay depositors of these associa- tions. TOBACCO INSPECTORS NAMED IN KENTUCKY Ky., Dee. 11 Nine state tobacco inspectors were appointed by Coinmisisonere of Agri- culture Flowers. The inspectors will check the warehouses in their districts daily to see that bhiiy. are complying with the law in posting sales and in other respects. TV A NOT IN POSITION TO HALT DEVELOPMENT 11V DAVID LAWRENCE (Coprrlght 1WM) Washington, Dec. 11. Since so many holders of securi- ties of electric light and power com- panies throughout the country are interested in the effect of govern- mental policy on the future of their investments, the writer today interviewed Senator George W. Mor- ris of Nebraska, father of the fed- eral policy represented by the Ten- nessee Valley Authority. Tho Nebraska senator is 73 years old but looks 20 years younger. Ho sat in his room on the top floor of Hit senate office building, filled .a little black pipe, and answered unhesitatingly. "The investors in public utiliy se- I snid, "have been restive lately. What can be said of their "Well, first of he replied, "I want to say that if we take what is happening in the Tennessee Valley as an example, then the TVA offered a fair price for the proper- ties it agreed to purchase, as at Knoxville, and I feel that the price was what tho property was really worth after deducting all the water and write-ups. Protect Inrcston "Now I am not in favor of ruin- OIM competition municipalities and private power companies and think tnat whcreper poeeible tho private company's facilities should bo pur- chosed at their real value. This should protect those, investors who are entitled to protection. I do not believe public funds should bo used pay off an; invcetora who are rmm% It) View of Hungarian Exodus Flashed by Radio llndlo New York, Dec. revealing glimpse into conditions of suffering resulting from- the deportutiol of Hungarians from Yugoslavia is afforded by this picture whioh was flashed to the United Statei. by ra'dio. Scenes of indescribable privation were common among refugees at Kclcvia, on the border, where this photograph was. taken. Calmer nations are trying to maintain A, _ J'L J'jA. '--'1 r..-.-aV-L-B-u -'a A i Snow Continues to Pile Up in State; Blinding Blizzard Howls Thru Chicago Michigan Hostelry Is Pyre For Scores Lansing Fire Numbers Many Legislators Among Dead And Injured Persons: "Heavy Loss Of Life" Indicated; Trapped Victims Leap To Street And River (Associated Press) Lansing, Mich., December 11. Smouldering ruins of the Kerns hotel and the icy of the Grand river today hid the fate of an undetermined num- >er or guests, as police announced that only half of the approxi- mately 200 persons lodged there when the fire broke out this morning had been accounted for. Chief of Police Alfred Seymour aaid the appalling number of unaccounted for indicated a "heavy loss of although there were only 12 known dead and many of the missing guests were expected to safe. The list of identified dead included the names of five legis- lators, who were here for a special session of the legislature. They are: Oharlei D. Parker, Otii- ville. Rep. Donald E. Stan, Midland. Rep. T. Henry Howlttt, Gregory, Mich. Rep. John W. Ooodwine, lette. Rep. Vern Vorheel, Albion, Mich. Other identified dead included: David Monroe, assistant man- ager of the hotel. R. S. HcJ-'arund, Dayton, Ohio, talesman. I. Wishneff, Loi Angtlei. Their escape out by the flames, many guests jumped from upper windows, some to the street, others into the Brand river which flows at the rear of the hotel. A score or more of the guests were legislators, here for a special session of the legislature. Serious Accidents Few in Ohio Snow continued to pile up over the state today to mnkc the const- ing fine and the motoring hazard- ns. There were numerous minor acci- dents traceable to slippery side- walks and streets, but few serious traffic mishaps. Judges Elmer Phil- lips of Yonngstowu, and AVilliam M. Carter of Warren, both of the Sev- enth District Court of Appeals were slightly injured near Jewett, 0., yesterday when their automobile skidded off the rond. At Cincinnati early today the mercury dropped to 19 and there were indications that the descent might continue. Snow continued to fall, piling up to about four inches. Some streets were roped off for coasting. In Cleveland the forecast waa for continued cold h i c h probably meant temperatures in the uncomfortable 'teens. A frigid wind hrougbt more snow into the city and assisted in driftng that which had already arrived. BULLETINS CUBAN AIRPLANE CRASH KILLS FOUR Havana, Dec. 11. Havana- Santiago passenger plane carried four persons, including an Ameri- can, to death when it crashed yes- terday in the hills of Orieute Pro- vince. The three known victims were George H. Bunkar, 47, of i'oukers, N. Y., vice-president of the Guan- tanamo Sugar company; and the two pilots, Torres Navarro and Emeterio Vorilla. The fourth vic- tim was said to bo Jose Coll, in- spector of the Cuban Treasury de- partment. OHILLICOTHE WARDEN MAY OBTAIN NEW POST Washington, Dec. 11. ford Bates, director of the prisons bureau, today said he did not know whether Joseph Satiford, warden of tho federal reformatory at Chilli- cothe, 0., would resign to become superintendent of penal institutions in the District of Columbia. Sanford was here yesterday to call on Bates. HEADS STUDENT GROUP Columbus, 0., Dec. 11 seph Slern of flteubenviilc was elected president of the .M'fi'rson county group of students nt Ohio Slate University, at a meeting last nighh LINER RAM3 FERRY San Francisco, Dec. 11. (fP) The coastal liner Ruth Alexander bound in from Seattle, rammed the ferry- boat Calistoga in the bay here to- day, hut no one apparently waa in- jured. BRITAIN TO DEFAULT Washington, Dec. 11, Great Britain has formally notified the United States that she will default on war debt installments totalling Saturday. TWO MEN KILLED IN TRUCK MISHAP 0., Dec. 11. Two men identified as flolman Davis, 54, probably of Grecnsburg, ind., and R. B. Patterson of Birmingham, Ala., were killed three miles east of here when Patterson's truck was struck by a Pennsylvania flyer traveling 75 miles an our. FAMILY PARTY BY MASONIC HI-12 The Hi-12 club will give an enter- tainment at the Masonic temple Fri- day night at 8 o'clock for Masons and their families. The program will consist of from 10 to 12 acts of dancing, suging, comedy and music. Fred Castator will present several of his pupils in both tap and acrobatic dances. The Hi-12 Ger- man band will offer several selec- tions. There will also be trios, black face comedians and other acts of diversified nature. There wi be HO charge and all Masons and their families are invited. EVANS HELDFOR FEDERAL JURY Siievlnl To The .Iniirnnl-XctvN. Cincinnati, Dec. Waning ex- amination before U. S. Commis- sioner William P. Hohmann, Tues- day, Harry L. Evans, 38, of Lc- Sourdsvillc, was held to federal grand jury in Cincinnati under 000 bond. He was arrested Decem- ber 5, by internal revenue agents who confiscated a 250-gallon still, 650 gallons of mash, and 46 gallons of whisky. COMMONWEALTH TO HEAR TALK, "MEXICO" A dinner meeting will be held Wednesday, p. m. at the Y. M. C. A. by tho Commonwealth club. The meet ing will be featured by an illustrated talk to, be given by C. V. Sehnten, of Cincinnati, on the sul> ject Mexico. Paul Xiegler and Earl KcUter are in charge of the Traffic Tied Up m Windy City AMocUted PreM Chicago, Dec. 11. A blinding blis'.y.tird that stalled Iraffic and eeut Chicagoans scurry- ing to cover, had subsided today. Striking yesterday, the snow stalled automobiles and snarled traffic so badly that scores loop workers spent the night at hotels, rather than risk trying to go home Traffic was near normal, however, today. More than ten inches of snow fell, and drifts were piled high in the streets. The weather bureau cle- icribed the freak storm the worst the city has experienced for sis years. Two strong currents of wind, one much colder than the other, met over the city, causing the disturb- ance the weather bureau said. The wind churned Lake Michigan into huge waves. Two men dropped dead while walking the snow-laden streets Heart attacks induced by exertion were given as the cause of death. EIGHT APPLICATIONS FOE CITIZENSHIP Eight applications for Unitet States citizenship papers were filec Monday during a visit here of Guy E. Holmes, assistant director at Cin cinnati of the immigration and not uralization service, United States department of labor. Holmes con ferred witli the applying aliens, be ing granted temporary quarters ii the offices of Conrad C. Stroh, But ler county clerk of courts. Tin oath for the successful applicants will be administered March 12. ROTARY TO HEAR OF CUSTOMS IN AFRICA Dick Caulker, a native of Africa and now a student at Ottorbcin Col lege, will speak on "Tribal Custom in Africa" at tho Thursday noon meeting of the llotary club at th Anthony Wayne hotel. DAVEY AIDES NAMED Columbus, 0., Dec. 11. Three military aides for Gov Elect lUiirtin L. Davcy were an nonnccd today by democratic slot headquarters. They arc Capt, It Kenneth Kerr, of Wilmington, 1 S. marshal Cor the Cincinnati cral district; First Lieut. Joscp Walsh, supervisor of Transii'M Camp Xo. 3 at Serpent State park and Mnj. (Veil R. Wliitcomb, sec retnry of the Cleveland Stock Ex- League is Hailed As Threat Passes Point To Notable Triumph As Yugoslavia And Hun- gary End Quarrel Injuries Art Fatal Five of the known dead drowned. Five utbcrs died of injuries suffered in leaping to the street. Fleeing waitresses told of stumbljng over the body of David Monroe, the as- sistant hotel manager, who appar- ently died of suffocation or injuries. Au incomplete list of injured in iiospitnls stood at 27. No complete list of missing could >o compiled, because the hotel rec- ords, including the register, appar- ently were destroyed. Police and firemen, however, said they be- ieved the hotel ruins, still blazing 'itfully and too hot to permit in- vestigation, contained probably 20 bodies and that possibly almost as nany drowned in the river. BecoTery Doubtful State Senator John Leidlein, of Saginaw, was missing and a fel- ow legislator who pounded at his door, with the flames licking at his icels, said he was unable to arouse him. Apparently he perished. Rep. Don E. Sias, of. Midland, leaped from a third-floor window. Both legs and one shoulder were broken and his skull fractured. With all known dead and in- jured removed, ambulances waited until workmen could start digging nto the ruins. Banks of the Grand river also were being searched. It was apparent that, with the lotel records missing, it might be lays before the full extent of the wholesale tragedy could be told. Body Identified Late in the morning, the body of Representative Goodwino was identified. He was one of those who drowned after leaping into.the river. The guests unaccounted for in- cluded Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Nixon and two children, Boston, Mass., and R. C. Caldwell, Chicago. Intense cold, only a few degrees above zero, added to the suffering of the guests, those who were in- jured and those who fled in scanty attire. The fire was discovered about a. m. on the second floor of the hotel, by Fred Hayhoe, watch- man for tho Lansing State Journal, whoso building is nearby. The cause had not been ascertained but early reports were that it started (Am JOSEPH B. 9HARKBT clKtti Freiii Foreln Geneva, Dec. 11. A threatening Yugoslav-Hunga- rian quarrel was ended today and tho agreement hailed by statesmen as notable triumph for the League ot Especially gratifying to thein that it followed closely the removal, under League auspices, of another European "war threat." This was the Saar basin territory plebiscite, on which a Franco-German finan- cial agreement was made last week and a solution reached on the diffi- cult problem of policing the terri- tory during the vote. Will Take Steps Both Hungary and Yugoslavia, last night approved a resolution "deploring" the assassination of King Alexander of Yugoslavia at Marseille. Not a dissenting voU was cast. Hungary was asked in tactful way to take "punitive action against any authorities whose culp- abilities have been established" and to "communicate to the conncil measures which it takes to this effect." Both Yugoslavia, which had charged Budapest with complicity in the assassination by harboring ter- rorists, and Hungary appeared sat- isfied. Statesmen of major European powers were vastly relieved when the government at Budapest, after studying a draft of the agreement, instructed its representative to vote for the resolution." RUSSIA PLACES MORE ON TRIAL Moscow, Dec. 11. nine more persons have been ordered to trial for their lives before thd military collegium of the court on charges of promoting ter- roristic action against soviet offi- cials, it was disclosed today. The execution of 66 political pris- oners in Leningrad and Moscow "Wta announced December 5. in u guefit room. The Kerns hotel, of 200 rooms, was a commercial hotel, buiU. .in 1908. Only yesterday the members of the state legislature gathered for tho special session, the purpose of which was to conduct a re-count of votes oast at the November elec- tion for secretary of state and at tornoy general. The legislature was to li'ivp re-convened this morning, after a session yesterday aft- ernoon. The escape of many guests on the IN Will Rogers Says: Everybody's Got An Economist tn Tow Special To Hollywood, Cal, Dee. i of New York's very, very leading bankers was visiting onr studio (and incidentally his studio) and I he accused me of being an infla- tionist. I told him I wasn't an I inflationist, that to be honest with him I didn't know anything I about it. But that the thing that I felt was that if industrialists and business men didn't start invest- ing, and helping the President to do the very thing that thej kept hollering and asking him not to do. This fellow had tn economist with him. Pretty near every- body's got one, either that or police1 dojr, and the more wealthy have got both. Yours, WILL ROGERS. ;