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Evening Independent (Newspaper) - August 11, 1931, Massillon, Ohio EATHER Fair tonight and Wed nesday Warmer I THE EVENING INDEPENDENT EXCLUSIVE ASSOCIATED PRESS CONSOLIDATED PRESS ASSOCIATION DISPATCHES VOL LXV NO 122 ESTABLISHED 1863 MASSILLON AUGUST 11 1931 TEN PAGES TWO CENTS HEAVY PRIMARY VOTE BEING CAST i i A Irminnriirurn I n n r n mm n i ir LINDBERGH FAILS 10 REACH BEGffi OF FOG Flier Brings Plane Down 75 Miles Short of Goal Honeymooners Back TAKES NO CHANCES Awaits Clear Weather Be fore Continuing Va cation Flight BULLETIN SEATTLE Aug 11 The Nome radio station es tablished contact today with ths Lindbergh plane down on the northern coast of Seward peninsula about 100 miles from Nome and ad a landing on the Snake river at Nome the naval radio at Bremerton was in formed NOME Alaska Aug 11 to earth about 75 miles short of their immediate destination Col and Mrs Char les A Lindbergh landed their pontooned monoplane along the north coast of the Seward penin sula at 11 oclock last night 5 a e s t today and awaited full daylight to proceed to Nome Beginning the second half of their mile vacation air trip from Washington to the Orient the flying couple left Point Barrow at oclock e s t last night for a 523 mile hop to Nome A protracted rain and other unfavorable conditions had held them at Point Barrow for three days and two nights They left as soon as weather reports indicated a clearing coast line Landinp Place Nol Mentioned The exact spot where the plane landed was not mentioned in mes but it was believed to be some where along the Kotzebue sound About an hour after leaving Point Barrow Mrs Lindbergh ra dioed thai all was Later she requested that bonfires and flares be made ready to aid in landtn here This message which indicated they had flown about 390 miles of the route approximately anhour before stopping led to the supposition they were within at the most an hours flight to this Bering sea port Efforts were being made by the radio station here to make contact with the plane again Although the message telling of the landing did not give reasons it was believed fog which started tosettle here within two hours after the cou ple left Point Barrow had extended up the coast and that the flying col onel would take no chances on mak ing a blind landing here To Resume Trip Soon Because of the short nights of this nearArctic region it was believed the Lindberghs would proceed down the coast within three or four hours pro vided the fog did not become so dense as to be unsafefor even daylight fly ing An hour after the colonel lifted his trim pontooned ship off the lagoon at Point Barrow where the famous couple had been the center of all at tention of the several hundredEski mos and eight whites they were re ported over the coast guard cutter Northland at Walnwright 80 miles from Barrow It was a disappointed crowd of Nomeiles that turned from the beach here where practically the entire population of the town hart been waiting for almost two hours when word was received the flying vacationists would not arrive until later today Preparations had been made for the landing and flares and huge piles of driftwood and old lumber were all ready to be lighted This is the second fog the Lind berghs have encountered since ar riving in Alaskan territory While fly ing from Alkavlk N W Satur day they ran into a bank east of Point Barrow bub flew around it and landed in clear weather at their Continued on Page 10 mm SUB is REPORTED ftORIPT IN IWIC SUB Crew Believed Unable to Repair Motor Trouble FEAR FOR SAFETY Beauty Files Suit Against Hubby No 6 Eugenia Bankhead White Seeks Annul ment of Marriage FOUR BELIEVED SLAIN BURNED Motor Boat Puts Out From Tromsoe Nor way to Aid TROMSOE Aug 11 submarine Nautilus in which Sir Hubert Wilkins set out to reach the North Pole under the ice today was report ed adrift in the Arctic seas with engine trouble The report said the mechanical dif ficulty was of a nature which could not be repaired by the crew No Anchor The trouble developed soon after the submarine left Tromsoe yesterday for Spitzbergen There was no way of knowing here what the trouble was but the crew was reported to have worked all night attempting repairs As the Nautilus has no anchor suitable for use in these waters she drifted with the cur William Powell and his bride Carole Lombard hard ly recognized under their tan re turn to Los Angeles on the City of Los Angeles from their honey moon in the Hawaiian Islands COUNT BUDGET GlilpJPPROVftL Levy of Get Formal Action at Meeting CANTON Aug Following a second public hearing Monday after noon the board of county commis sioners formally approved Stark countys budget for 1932 calling for a total levy of in the general and interest and debt retirement funds Of this amount wil be rabed to meet estimated operat ing expenses in all county depart ments as compared with lev ied last year for a similar purpose Interest and debt charges were fixed at Go To Contmisson All of the budgets including those prepared by the municipalities townships and school districts to gether with he countys estimated requirements now will be submitted to the budget commission for final and the determination of new tax inspection as to legal limitations rates The county auditor treasurer and prosecuting attorney have mem Continued on Page 10 POURlSl TRAFPPIISHAPS Auto Driver Fails to Stop After Fracturing Leg of Child Massillon had an epidemic of traf fic mishaps Monday Two boys and a girl were struck by motor vehicle and an aged Akron man and boy sus tained injuries when an auto in which they were riding overturned at the corporation limit in Wales NE Clifford Bowden sevenyearold son of Mrs Zaia Bowden of the Can tonMassillon sustained a fracture of the right leg between the knee and ankle late Monday afternoon when struck by a hitskip driver as he was crossing the highway near his home The child was taken to the city hos pital by his mother and a neighbor Dr J A Carnes attended him 1 Mrs Bowden notified the local po lice of the accident She said the machine was traveling toward Can ton at a high rate of speed The driver swerved his car toward the side of the road to avert striking the child but failed to stop after the accident Mrs Bowden reported Knocked From Bicycle Donald Leisy 12 son of Mr and Mrs Walter W Leisy Of 439 7th SW sustained minor bruises early yesterday afternoon when knocked from his bicycle at intersection of Lincoln Way W and 2nd SW by an auto driven by Robert Kraft of 2339 Lincoln Way NW according LOS ANGELES Aug 11 Eugenia Bankhead White the sixtime wedded Alabama beauty lias declared against marriage In announcing her intention to seek annulment of her marriage last Tune 27 to E E While the sister of Tallulah Bankhead film actress said she had found out many things about her husband who married her as Ed Dennis Smith at Rosarita Beach Mex ico said they separated sev eral days after the marriage White said to be a scion of a prominent upstate New York family was arraigned yesterday on spurious check charges and held in jail in lieu of bail He was arrested last week Felice charged him with issu ing many checks under different names One complaint was made by the Rev Edwin P Ryland who declared White as best man at a wedding gave a forged check as the fee It was about four months ago that I did all White said I was quite intoxicated When I came to I tried to make the cheoks good and did pay some of them but worse luck I got drunk again and forgot the Mrs White said as soon as the annulment is granted she will go to New York Morton Hoyt her first hus band is a Washington D C mil lionaire She married him three times Lawrence Butt the second was a university of Ne vada football star Howard Lee No 3 is an aviator All the mar riages terminated in divorce or annulment i Bodies of Young Michi gan People Found Along Road HUNT ROBBER BAND Victims Identified by Father of One of Dead Boys ANN ARBOR Aug 11 of four persons all believed to have been slain were found burned in an auto road marking the WayneWash tenaw county line near Willis early today The victims were tentatively identified as Tho mas Wheatley 16 of near Den ton Harry Lore also about 16 of Ypsilanti Vivian Gould and Anna Harris Miss Gould and Miss Harris both of Cleveland were visiting at the Lore home in Ypsilanti Blind Man Reads Bible With Tongue KANSAS CITY Aug 11 William MePherson blind and handless learned to read the Bi ble by touching his tongue to rais ed letters His feat may bring him from the Rev D T Lauderdale of Lexington who submitted McPhersons tonguereading ac complishment in a contest and thereby won a prize of The Kansas City Star said to day the contest manager had in formed it the winner would di ide the prize with the afflicted scot McPherson said a premature dynamite explosion crippled him in 1906 but he was unwilling to forego comfort of the Bible Complicated Nuptials TYPHOON KILLS FUN PRECINCT CHECK AT NOON REVEALS Total May Fall Short of Boards Pre diction CANDIDATES BUSY Mayoralty Contest Brings Electors to the Poles Eruptions Quakes Add to Toll of Injured and Damage TOKYO Aug 11 suf fered greatly from the elements to day and yesterday There were five known dead scores injured thou1 sands of buildings destroyed or dam Harry Wheatley father of Thomas who recognized two keys found in Continued on Page 10 ESCAPE INJURY AS PLA1IE suited from a typhoon that swept the islands of Miyako and Ishigaki in the Loo Choos south of Japan Two Continued on Page 10 By marrying Walter Grabowski Los Angeles business man and chairman of the local Polish Olympic games committee Jaii ina Smolinska Miss Poland of former premier danseuse of the Folies Bergere Paris who has overstayed her visitors per mit hopes to leave America vol untarily and then return as the wife of an American citizen Grabowski has said the wedding will take place as scon as he ob tains a final divorce decree from his first wife Results of intensive cam paigning by candidates seeking nomination to city offices were being piled into ballot boxes to day as electors rallied to the sup port of their favorites in the citywide primary election Positive proof that a heavy vote was being cast was revealed at noon when a checkup of 27 of the 36 pre cincts in the city showed that had already marked their ballots Of this number were republicans and 259 democrats May Not Reach While these fgures would tend to that the vote might not reach he anticipated mark of yet it does tell the story that this years primary campaign has been a greater Treasure Remains Unfound When Scouts Become Lost Continued Page 10 TIM SAFETY Seaplanes and V e s sels Handicapped by Storms Bring No Clues COPENHAGEN Denmark Aug 11 Cramer American air man and his radio operator lost since Sunday on a flight between the Shetland islands and Copenhagen still were missing today and hope for their safety waned Danish authorities were of the opinion they might have come down to a forced landing on the waves and been blown out to sea by a storm which has been raging over the North sea for several days regular air mail service over that stretch has been suspended because of the wea ther May Drift To Open Sea Captain Riis Larsen Arctic flier said they might have been forced far to the south by the storm and drifted out to open sea where it would be difficult to locate them The water was reported to be choppy Continued on Page 10 Mrs Theodore Roosevelt and Five Officials Are Rescued SAN JUAN Porto Rico Aug 11 PanAmerican Airways plane in which were Mrs Theodore Roose velt wife of the governor of Porto Rico and five government officials hit an obstruction late yesterday while landing at Ponce Harbor and sank in five minutes it was learned today All aboard were saved The pas sengers were guests of George W Grouse Syracuse N silver manu facturer News of the accident became pub lic today when the party returned to The plane landed perfectly but struck a rock or some other unseen object ripping open the hull while it was taxiing toward the shore The pilot attempted to get into the air again but water quickly flowed in the boat cabin soon stalling the engine within two minutes the passenger estimated there was more than a foot of water in the cabin Climb Through Hatchway AttorneyGeneral James R Bev erly and Rafael Rios chief of the bureau of commerce opened the Members of Sioux Mohawk Villages at Camp Lose Prestige When Desire to Find Hidden Box of Candy Leads to Unfamiliar Places Somewhere out near Camp Russell of the Massillon Boy Scout coun cil is a treasure waiting to be found and in the camp are 55 campers and leaders with reddened faces admit that as treasure hunters they are good golf players It was bad enough that they couldnt find the treasure but it was worse that a goodly share of them became lost and found themselves not the hunters but the hunted All of which is a prelude to a sad tale of a treasure hunt which was anything but successful as enacted at the camp Monday night It was early evening when Wal ter Angerman and Vernon Wen ger leaders at the camp set out to mark the trail which was to lead to the box of candy To make things more in Continued on Page 10 Continued on Page 10 SEVEN KILLED IN COLLISION NO TRACES OF HONOUR AN ACE Left Brooklyn Sunday On NonStop Flight To Tegucigalpa CLASSIFIED ADS PAY rAdding Business By Advertising An ad will add business to your business It will make thousands of people acquainted with you who dont even know there Is such a person as you on Earth 2t will tell these thousands of people that you have something lo sell that they want and need An Ad will establish your store as an institution of the rity An Ad WILL add business to your business Try It For Ad Service Phone 3161 READ CLASSIFIED ADS NEW YORK Aug 11 tain Lisandro Laray Honduran flier was unreported today after a mys takeoff from Floyd Bennett Airport Brooklyn presumably for a nonstop flight to Tegucigalpa Hon duras miles away Accompanied by Bert Acosta one time pilot for Rear Admiral Richard E Byrd Laray arrived at the airport Sunday afternoon and announced he would make a load test Airport mechanics placed 360 gallons of gas oline in his monoplane and accom panied1 by Acosta he rolled away Field officials said Acosta got out of the plane at the edge of the field and the plane took to the air and soon was out of sight That was at p eastern standard time Sunday Fliers said he had enough fuel to last him 30 hours which was up at p m last night He should have reached the Honduran capital by 6 oclock last night CRASH HELD UNAVOIDABLE CINCINNATI Aug 11 The crash of a CincinnatiAtlanta air liner here Sunday which killed six persons were held today by Coronei M S Kearns been unavoid able OIL AND GREASE 75c Saturday All Makes of Cars Wagners OFF REG CASH PRICES On new Fur Ccats and Fur Trim med Cloth Coats Lowest prices in coat history All hats up to now and E H BARNES Germany Gives Democrats Break By The Associated Press BREMEN Germany Aug 11 Walker thinks demo crats enjoy proper recognition in the ancient city hall here While being shown through the ratskeller he espied a painting of a donkey seated at a table with other an imals Theres the democratic he remarked they get a break down STEAL IN JEWELRY Apartment of Wealthy Chicago Resi dents Rifled By Robbers PRISON GUARD FOUND SLAIN Couple Held For Questioning Authorities Hunt Two Expoliceman As Auto Demolished by Railroad Trai At Crossingin Suburban Chicago teresting they marked out four false trails i The shades of night had fallen when the campers divided into several groups each armed with several flash lights set out to find the treasure To the north to the south to the east and to the west they went each group determined that the glory and honor of finding the hidden candy should be theirs Time passed as it has a habit of doing and still the treasure remained unround Trails were Continued on Page 10 State To Probe Alleged Frauds COLUMBUS Aug 11 fp Charges of widespread irrebul arities in the municipal election at Steubeiiville today caused Secre tary of State Clarence J Brown to rush state election officials in to that city The charges were lodged by officials of Steubenville and Jefferson county Brown said his information was that a large registered voters in the city were prevented from casting ballots when their registration cards could not be found at the various voting dis tricts HUNT BODY OF MURDERED GIRL Rejected Suitor Believed to Have j Killed Girl and Then Committed Suicide COLUMBUS Aug 11 H Murrah 41 Ohio penitentiary guard and father of four children was found dead in the basementof a northside house here today His head bore a wound thought by police to have been inflicted with a bottle County authorities announced they were searching for two former Co lumbus policemen who were believed to have attended a party with Mur rah George Genser 39 and his wife Verla 39 In whose home the body was CHICAGO Aug 11 ransacked the apartment of Carroll E Gray president of the Central Republic the investment affiliate of the Central Republic Bank and Trust early today escaping with jewelry valued at between and Th home was deserted at the time Gray is in New York on business The servants were at the Grays Wis consin summer home The rifled condition of the apart ment was discovered by Mrs Gray and her daughter Jane 15 when they returned to it after an evening at the theater Value of the jewelry was placed by Mrs Gray who said that among the pieces taken were two diamond rings valued at each Several expensive fur coats and oth er valuables were handled but not taken by the burglars she said SUICIDES AFTER ATTACKING WIFE CHICAGO Aug 11 Seven people three Chicago and four of Milwaukee were killed last night when a Chicago Milwaukee St Paul and Pacific passenger train demol ished the auto in which they were riding at a suburban railroad cross ing The dead v Bruno Woods who recently chang ed his name from Dizeroucki 23 his wife 22 and their sixmonths old child David all of Chicago James J Rutowski 29 his wife Martha 29 aunt of Mrs Woods their children Henry 10 and Dolores seven all of Milwaukee found were questioning taken into custody for They said they had held in the house taut did not know how Murrah met death Murrahs body with the head propped up on a pillow was found at the foot of the basement steps by two embulance drivers who were sum moned to the house by a telephone by a person who said a man is hurt pretty Chevrolet Sedan Basht Garage 214 Eric st AGREE ON MEASURES LONDON Aug 11 agreement has been reached on measures designed to make the Hoover reparations holiday plan ef fective it was announced today in an official communique issued by the committee of international experts charged with devetailing the Hoover plan and the Young Plan PITTSBURGH Aug 11 woods around Coverdale near here were searched today for the body of Elizabeth Valek 19 believed to have been slain and buried there yester dayby a man who then took his own life State police and county officers ivho gave up the hunt shortly before midnight resumed their search at dawn Joseph Snyder 28 a miner died late yesterday after shooting himself through the mouth In notes he penned to relatives Snyder said he had slain the girl and buried her body because she had married an other man Later the girls purse and umbrella were found in Snyders Relatives said the girl who worked as a domestic had eloped several days ago to Wellsburg W and married John Hart a resident of Oakdale another Pittsburgh suburb Says Woman Now Admits Foot Size LOS ANGELES Aug 11 Take itfrom Dr Walter V Rams burgh Minneapolis some modern women admit they have a size 11 foot and wear broad toed com fortable shoes which really fit them Addressing the convention of the National Chiropodists associ ation Dr Ramsburgh said 10 years ago womens shoe sizes ran from 2i to 5 Today they run from 5 to BALL PLAYER Himled on Bad Check Charge After DesertingBride of Few Days MANSFIELD Aug 11 olas Bosch 40 is dead and his wife Theresa is in a serious condition at a local hospital the result of an at tempted murder and suicide early to day Mrs Bosch told police her husband struck her on the head several times with a hammer and then killed him self with a sawedoff shotgun Po lice could find no reason for the at tack although they said the man and woman had quarreled several times in the past Films developed free both Lincoln Drug Primary Extra To Carry Vote Because of the number of can didates seeking nomination for mayor city solicitor clerk of municipal court and other city offices todays local primary elec tion has created more interest than any held here in recent years and a large vote is expected by election board officials A special primary election ex tra will be printed by The Inde pendent tonight to give local cit itzens results of thevote Olds Sedan Basht Garage 214 Erie They said Snyder and Miss Valek had been keeping AUTOS CRASH TWO ARE DEAD Three Others Injured In Accident At West Jefferson Early Today WEST JEFFERSON Aug 11 Glenn A Bennett 45 Dayton and an unidentified woman were killed and three other persons injured one seriously when two axitos collided at an intersection near here today Bennett was killed outright the woman died in a Columbus hospital and another victim an unidentified man was unconscious and in a crit ical condition at the same hospital Two other victims were taken to a West Jefferson hospital The accident happened at the in tersection of state highway 29 and U S highway 42 It is believed that neither car stopped at the crossing For good rich top soil and manure call CINCINNATI Aug 11 A man who falsely posed as a member of the Cincinnati Reds baseball club and married an 18 year old di vorcee on the strength of the misrep resentation was hunted today by de tectives after the bride said he pass ed a bad check for and aban ler several days after the wedding Officers believed the man is the same swindler who three months ago posed as a member of the New York Giants team and married a Cincin nati telephone operator That man also was wanted for passing worth less checks records showed The divorcee said the baseball vote drawing magnet than any in past years for there is little doubt but what more than electors will mark ballots today a record by several hundred for a primary elec tion The usual group went to the polls ea ly and most uf the pre cincts today reported a score of votes by 9 a m It was the ap peal of many of the candidates to follow the old custom of visit ing the polls before work Whe ther or not the majority of the electors who intended to vote to day responded to this appeal will not be known until the ballots are counted this evening There were those election officials who thought that this afternoons voting would be mere rapid than the balloting this morning while others held a contrary opinion basing their belief on the fact that since so many men are out of work they visited the polls this morning Campaigns Ended Monday The campaigns of candidates reached their peak last night and j today they were as nervous as colts j on a race track awaiting the count 1 ing of ballots tonight which will spell I victory or defeat Campaigns of different candidates took 011 new color during the closing j days some gaining in power and oth ers conceded victors two weeks ago losing much ground In a last min ute rally Monday evening one or two candidates took the stump in an ef fort to convince their audiences that they were the logical choice of the i party and practically every contest ant in the race paraded the streets with cards handbills sample ballots and other political literature in an effort to rally the majority to his side As generally expected the repub lican vote ran from two to three times that of the democrats the reason being that but one contest was embodied in the democratic ticket to draw members of that party to the polls That is Ihe race staged by Fred Justus and Ferd Skolmutch for the mayor alty nomination There were in stances at noon today where pre cincts had as many as seven times tbe number of republican voters as compared with democrats The proportion was not nearly so lop sided in others Of the 27 precincts with which contact was made at noon today only one had over 100 was player took her to Reno where he aided her to divorce her first hus band then returned and married her at Covington Ky She said he dis appeared yesterday after writing her a bad check MOTHER DENIED SON COLUMBUS Aug 11 JP Mrs Marie Collins Carroll was without custody of her fiveyearold son Donald today following denial of a writ of habeas corpus by Judge E Vammahaffey of domestic relations court who awarded custody of the child to Mr and Mrs Frank Du Vail The judge said the parents had failed in their parental duties Chevrolet Sedan Basht Garage 214 Erie precinct A of the third ward located in the basement of the city hall It had 89 republican votes and la dem ocrat a total of 104 Precinct C of ward two had 93 votes 82 of which were republicans and 11 democrats To obtain a vote of it will be necessary for each precinct to aver age 111 votes From the checkup at noon it is evident that a number will pass that figure but with others showing less than 50 votes for the morning it Is doubtful if an 111 Continued on Page 10 Olds Basht Garage 214 Erie CAR 6683 Mr Fox well known car washer with Dollar Service Garage 731 8
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