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   Sandusky Register (Newspaper) - March 8, 1932, Sandusky, Ohio                                EXCLUSIVK ASSOCIATED PRESS m SERVICE The Sandusky Register Sandusky's Oldest Business Jnstttution-F OUNDED     1822-More Than A Century In Your Service. nEaiBTxn waht AOS  BRXNO QUICK  RESULTS VOL.     110.    NO.    5 7. SANDUSKY, OftIO, TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 1932 P n T n E THREE CENTS OAXLX r H X Kj �4 .EjQHT CENTS SUNDAY (.Would Amend Law As Means To Boost U. S. Revenue. Wy^HINGTON, March 7 f/F)-The jHouse today received the new $1,096,- 000,000 revenue bill and prepared � for its fiercest battle of the session over proposals to tax beer and manufacturers' sales. tJnanimous approval was given the measure by the ways and means committee. A group of members, however, r&scrved the right to submit an amendment in the House to legalize beer containing 2.75 per cent alcohol by weight for taxation purposes. A draft of the amendment was made jiublic by Representative Cullen (13., TV. T.), Its .spon.sor. It provides a levy of 15 a barrel Culien estimated a minimum If 1350,000,000 would be derived from it.       -> In reply to qnestiong of newspapermen earlier in the day. Speaker Gar-1 jier eipres.'ied the view that if the ' �\olBtead Act were amended the proposed beer amendment could be in-riuded In the revenue bill  He added. ^oweve^, that he did not "want to I asa on It In advance" of a possible ruling h� might have to make In the 3 louse on the question. J oes Prepare Fight The proposed amendment Is carefully worded and provides that he manufacture of non-intoxlcatln^ beer 'shall be conducted under permits to bo Issued In accordance -n-ith the National Prohibition Act." The maximum alcoholic content un-Cer present law Is one-half of one per-,a)'. .'.'S; jireeipilatlon ye.sterday, T; oii-Kaine date ia.st year. .42; humid-il\: S a. 111. t>l. noon 72; sun rises ito'd.av. C:,",!; .siin sel.s today, 6:2H. JURORS INDICT OmO KIDNAPERS NILES. C March 7 {/P)-The state moved swiftly today in Its eKoi^ to bring: to justice the kidnapers of 11-year old Jimmy DeJute, Jr, who was recovered safely Saturday. Two men, captured by police when they found the boy Imprisoned in an abandoned gambling house, were indicted by a special Trumbull-co grand jury this afternooii on charges of kidnaping with attempt to extort. Those named were John De Marco and Dow-ell Hargraves. Conviction on the Indictment carries life imprisonment under Ohio kidnaping statutes applying to the De Jute case. Meanwhile, Chief of "Police Charles Nicholas of Niles, working with Sheriff John C. Richer of Warren, took into custody a fhird man for questioning in connection with the case. Officers expressed the belief that the anonj-mous "tip" leading to the discovery of the hideout where the boy was found, came from a. third man involved in the case who became afraid after the hue and cry of the chase was started. Lindbergh Questioners Are Balked Silence Greets Reporters On Important Phases; Ransom Matter Not Disclosed. TREXTON, N. J., March 7 (/P)- Answers to additional (juestions designed to settle the controversy over whether the kidnapers of the Lindbergh baby left a ransom note were refused in a state police press conference late today. The first three questions of the press conference to wliich no answers were made follow: 1---The press asks the personal cooperation of 5ol. Lindbergh in finally di-T'Oslng of the report lhat a note demanding ransom was discovered at or near the home the night of the kidnaping. AS'ill Col. Lindbergh state for direct quotation under his own name that no such note was found? 2-Tf there was no ransom note, why did Col. Schwarzkopf tell Commissioner Mulrooney a copy of the note would be furnished him? 3-Has any request for a ransom ever been made.   If so, how? How much, and when? Cbisel Found The other questions and their responses in the conference with Col-H. Norman Schwarzkopf, superin-tendent of the state police, were: Q-In addition'to the ladder used by the kidnapers in removing the child and the muddy tracks in the nursery, have there been any other definite clues? A.-A chisel waa found. This chisel was examined for fingerprints and (Continued on Page 10, Col. 6) ranks. Harry H Bennett, chief of the Ford Company's service department (private police) was most prominent of the injured. Information as to his condition was refused, but unofficially It was reported serious. HJa car advanced through the crowd under a heavy harrage of stones. .Staggering from the machine as he neared the gates, he attempted to lead the forces of the law against the marchers until several policemen pulled him back and he was taken to a ho.^iital. First reports that Charles E. Sorf.n.-ion, general manager of the Ford Company, was with Bennett in the car, later were denied. 01 hers May Die Of the dead, two were Identified tentatively as Joe York and Joe De-Bruske. One was picked up dead in front of the gates- The others died after reaching hospitals. Others of the wounded marchers were reported near death. "William J. Cameron of the (Ford organization said the plan originated with Detroit Communists, that Ford police did not take part in the riot and that Bennett, who arrived on the scene late, wa.s there only for investigation. He said the plant was not damaged, except for a few broken windows. There was no formal statement from company officials. From the time the marchers, who THE REGISTER SAYS TODAY- AV 1 n d, AVeather, .Station   Ob.serva-	Q. g	01)			3 'cj tioa   at   S   p.   ni.	h		o 1-1		u 0, .Al)ilciic, N. Cl.^ar. . ..:1B 40 2S 8 (�liicuBO, W, Clear.. 12 3-t 2 IS :.,.nver, N. s;novv....lO 20 10 14 .l>ulutl,, A\^ PtCldy.. 0 fi-14 12  and at the end of a gay party in their home last November. Tomorrow witnesses will begin testimony revolving around a quarrel over a hunting trip planned by her husband. They wiM describe the shooting of Culbertson as he lurched forward toward his wife. Police will tell of finding him dead in the arms of the hysterical woman. The Cul-bertsons formerly lived in Mt. A'ernon, O. 6 Deny Guilt In Mine Fracas McARTHDR, O., JIarch 7 (P) ~ Charged with highw>^y robbery in connection with mine strike disorders at RadcUff near here, six men pleaded not guilty at their arraignment before a justice of the peace today. Two of the men, William McDonald, 30, Hocking, and Ernest Johnson, 32, Chauncey, furnished $2,000 bond and were released. The others Leslie Taylor, 24, Hocking. Theodore Totts, 31, LoAver Plains, Sam Rutter, 34, Mlllfield, and Robert Erwin, 36, Hawk' Station, were jailed in default of similar bonds. The charges resulted from disorders at the Thompson mine last week. LOCAL Commission awards contracts for Battery Park and Lion.'?' Park work at co.st of $42,000 as unemployment relief measure. Coldest weather of ��\-inter arrive."? here and low temperatures expected for several days. Many matters of legislation approved by Commissioners. Changes for handling of milk under city ordinance are approved. GENERAL Lindbergh has established contact wth kidnapers, is belief. House wet bloc .starts drive to legalize 2.75 pre cent beer under new tax bill. Four killed, 50 hitrt as Detroit jobless storm Ford plant. SPORTS Xorwalk High plays Toledo Waite in first game of Findlay tourney and Castalia High meets (Fostorla team. Annual tourney for cagers in three classes starts here tonight. High school swimmers end meet � competition after successful season. Lew Fonseca confident his pitching staff will elevate lowly White Sox; this season. started two miles away, in Detroit, reached the Dearborn City limits, there was a running fight with 40 Dearborn police, who retreated steadily after gas bombs had proved ineffective. Dearborn firemen attempted to turn back the marchers with water, hut hose were cut fire engines forced to retreat. Defy Police Gates were locked when the marchers reached the Ford plant. Inside, among others, were Edsel Ford, president of the company, Sorenson and former Governor Fred W. Green- Po-(Continued on Page 10, Col. 5) J. Edgar Hoover, chief of the bureau of investigation at the justice department, represented President Hoover at a conference on the Lindbergh kidnaping case at Trenton, N. J. Officials of 10 cities vcere invited to the parley by Governor Moore of New Jersey. Work To Cost $42,000 Is Voted By Commissioners For Unemployment Relief SEEK IDENTITY OF SLAIN WOMAN BALSAM LAKE, Wis-, March 7 (/P) -Hope that dental work might aid In identification of at least one of two women found slain in a burning car near here Sunday was expressed today at an autopsy directed by Coroner W. C. Park. Dr. P. L. Satterund, dentist of Amerj', Wis., said one woman had a partial lower plate and a partial upper plate. The autopsy also confirmed reports that onc of the women had died from a blow on the head. The other woman had been shot through the head. Dr. Nathanial Lufkin, Minneapolis pathologist, said he had been unable to find traces of alcohol in the blood of one of the victims. The authorities believed the victims were two women who checked out at St. Paul Hotel Friday. They left In the same kind of car as that found blazing, with the bodies Inside, on a narrow snow covered country road. Contracts for work to cost $42,000 at East Batterj- and IJons' Parks, inaugurated as unemployment relief measures, Avere lot to Alfred Schnurr and the Homberger and Wagar Engineering and Construction Company Monday by the City Com-misBion. Contracts were for construction and laying of cribs in each case. The covering of the crib tops will bo taken up later. Alfred Schnurr was given the contract for constructing and laying 6t) cribs at the Battery. His Wd was $32,745, the lowe-st submitted. The Homberger and Wagar Company will construct the 28 cribs at Lions' Park. The firm's bid was S9,T5&. It was the lowest submitted by a local contractor. That of Charles H. Strong Son Co.. from out of the city, was $9,352. $398 less, but Commissioners said they preferred to .give it to a local firm. The only other proposal for the Lions' park work was from Alfred Schnurr who offered to do the work for $9,972. The ordinances authorizing the work specified that only local labor was to be employed In each case and that not less than 40 cents an hour should be paid. The labor will be selected from lists made out by the stale-city employment bureau. The cost of labor on the East Battery work will be $13,000 of the toUl cost and $5,000 of the total for Lions' park. Four Vot� For Project The move to improve Lions' park WBs by unanimous vote.  The only 3 More Enter Ohio Contests COLUMBUS,    O..   March 7 (JP)-\ Three new candidates appeared on the Ohio political horizon today-just four days before the official filing time closes. The first opposition to State Senator Walter G. Nickels, of New Philadelphia, his candidacy for the Republican nomination aa lieutenant-governor appeared in the person of George E. Turner, of Cleveland. For the fourth time, Daniel E. Butler, of Toledo, announced aa a candidate for the Democratic nomination as state auditor. At Akron Common Pleas Judge Walter B. Wanamaker, state head of the Veterans of Foreign i Wars, let it be known petitions are being circulated In 30 counties for his nomination as chief justice of the State Supreme Court. "no" vote to the Battery work was from Commissioner George J. Schade, although Commissioner C. F. Mischler .said he was only voting for the Flattery project because It had already been advanced so far that the city would lose more by not completing than by going ahead. Commissioner Mischler classed entire work at tho Battery b.s a "wilful waste of money." Both indicated they would rather go ahead with the Lions' park pro.iect now and leave the other go until later. Awarding of the contrarta came after nearly an hour's debate on tho part of the Commissioners. During the course of the debate City Manager C. AVebb Sadler said that in his opinion the city would gain the most at this time by capitalizing on its waterfront. AV'hen asked if there (Continued on Page 10, Col. 5) Two Deny Murder Of Ohio Detective PORTSMOUTH, O., March 7 (^)- Paul Christian and Cassil Fatten pleaded not guilty to first degree murder Indictments today when ar-relgned before Common Pleas Judge Russell K. McCurdy. The men are charged with slaying Detective John Barmes. State Senator Roy Glllen of Wellston represented Patton while Christian failed to retain counsel. The trials probably wlU be held in April. Business Is Good MANSFIELD. O.. March 7 (/P)-Recent orders received by the electric stove range department of the West-inghouse Company here total 4,650. An order for 1,150 ranges was received today from the Niagara-Hud.son Corporation. MORRILL NA MED VICE - PRESIDENT OF OHIO STATE COLUMBUS, O., March 7 (ff)-J. L. Morrill, former newspaperman and junior dean of the college of education at Ohio State University, today became the first vice-president ever named for the university. He was appointed by the board of trustees on recommendation of President George W. Rlghtmire. Dean Morrill was an Ohio State graduate In the class of 1913. For a time he wajs a Cleveland newspaper and a legislative correspondejjt in Columbus. During the war he Avas executive secretary of the Ohio Federal food administration and the Ohio branch of the Council of National .Defense, in 1919 he was named junior dean of the college of education. Woman's Body Found In Trunk Realtor Sought PHILADELPHIA. March 7 (^)- The body of an elderly, white-haired woman who apparently had been strangled to death was found today in a trunk left In a rooming house. The trunks are believed to have been shipped here from Atlantic City. In less than four hours after the body was found. Captain Harry Hean-le.v, of the homicide squad, aa'id that Louis Fine, a former Philadelphia real estate man was being sought for questioning. The body was discovered after Julius Hoffman, proprietor of the houshp, on North Fifth-st, became suspicious of the trunk when he noticed an odor aboiU it. Police said the woman apparently had been dead a week. Hoffman told police a man who gave his name as Mersli Miller rented a room last Thursday and the next day had the trunk placed in the room by a drayman. He said the man dis� appeared Saturday. The woman wore a black figured dress and flesh-colored stockings, but had no hat. She was between 65 and 60 years old and weighed about 140 pounds. A gold ring was on a finger and a bracelet of good quality was on one arm. On the left arm was a wrist watch which had run down THINK SUNDAY NOTES ARE GENUINE; CHILD SAFE, PARENTS LEARN Police Insist They Have No Knowledgre Of Contact With Abductors; Johnson Still Held; One Demand Proves Fake. By FRVNCIS A. JAMIESON Copyright, 1932, By The Associated Preas HOPEWELL, N. J., March 7 (.SV-Information that the | ki(inapers of Charles Augustus LiiKJbergh, Jr., have been Ul communication a^'ith his, parents came tonight from an au*' thoritative source. Coincident with this, developments emphasized that the. Lindberghs were making every effort to negotiate with the childstealers under the provisions of protection outlined &; the family's three appeals for the return of their young heir. No confirmation or discussion of the information coh* ceming the kidnapers notes could be obtained at the Lind-: bergh home. *' Tavo notes A^-ere received Sunday by the Lindberghs;. One   Avas   typeAvritten,   butf Avas experts agreed the other was in the same A\-riting as a ransom demand left behind last Tuesday night by the kidnapers as they fled with the child. All three notes were on the same kind of paper. The last tAvo bore the same postmark. Both described the baby as safe and Avell. The source of this Information supplied these details despite a puzzling series of public statements by officials. Police Deny It From a morning state police press conference came denials both of the existence of an original ransom note MERCURY SKIDS; OHIOANS SHIVER IN COLDEST WA VE TRAIN KIULS GIRL. COLUMBUS, O-, March 7 {ff) ~ When their atito was struck on va crossing by a New York Central passenger train here today, Mildred Go-yak, 18, of Camp Chase, was killed and Ht^rry Funk, Columbus, Injured seriously. [By Tin Assoolated Pmss] Several deaths, numerous Injuries, automobile accidents and suffering among the poor, were charged today against the cold wave which laid Icy fingers on Ohio late Saturday night. Tho lowest temperatures of the winter Avere recorded today In all parts of the state, and weather observers prdlcted tho sub-freezing temperatures would continue tomorrow. Numerous fires, caused by shivering residents who sought to warm their domiciles, were leported in the state. Two fatalities were reported-one at Cleveland, where a boy was killed by a skidding truck on Icy streets, and another nti^panton, whero an aged man was 5ound frozen on Ills porch. In the latter case authorities were undecided as to whether the man died of cold or Avas Injured fatally in a fight. Demands on charity organizations were heavy, as the poor sought fuel and clothing, ilm Columbus, calls for coal reached a hl^h level for the year, while in Cincinnati, where the mercury fell to.a low of 7.5 above zero, 185 homeless men sought shelter in police stations. Low mercury readings were Cleveland 12; Youngstown 12; Akron 7; Dayton 7; and Columbus 10. Some 500 men were put to AS'ork in Cleveland shoveling snow and scraping Ice from the streets. Harry J. Conley, 49, Youngstown, dropped daad in front of his home while shoveling snow. ROBINSON SCORES G.O. P. PROCEDURE INBANKHEADCASE AA^ASHINGTON, March 7 {JP)~A-charge that the move to unseat Senator Bankhend (D. Ala.) was determined upon at a "secret" ccuTercnce ot Republican Senators was made in the .Senate today by Robinson of Ar-kan.sas, the Democratic leader. He said Clialrmtin Hastings, of tho Heflin-Bankhcad contest committeo, had called a group of ".stand pat" Republicans to his home to connidor the report, submitted last week, recommending that Bankhead's seat be declared vacant. Hastings replied there wa."' "nothing- jiiipi-oper" in what ho had done, and ynid Robinson was only as.sum-iug the conference was confined to Republiran.s. Asserting it was the practice in the Senate to decide contests on a judicial basis, Robinson .said \\a was surprised to learn that the report had been submitted to "what m.Jirbt be called a political caucus." MERCURY HITS LOWEST MARK OF YEAR HERE Weather Bureau Officials Say Cold Snap Will Last Two or Three Days. The coldest weather of tho winter season struck Sandusky Monday evening when the temperature was around the 10 above zero mark sliortly before midnight and Forecaster Cooper said he exi)ected it to drop as low as five above zero and possibly even lower. The highest mark reached at any time Mondav was 22 degrees and the lowest tempera*ure was accompanied by a strong wind from the west which reached a velocity of 24 miles at times. The lowest temperature recorded thus far this winter here prior to Sunday was 13 degrees above zero and that mark was equalled Sunday night. Forecaster Cooper said he expected the present cold snap to last two or three days as cold weather now prevails in all parts of the country. Generally fair and continued cold is the forecast for Tuesday. Fresh to strong west and northwest winds are also included in the forecast. At 8 o'clock Monday night the temperature stood at 15 degrees^nd It was steadily dropping at that hour. Street thermometers registered figures considerably lower.. Much Toe In Bay There was considerable Ice In the bay again Monday night and prospects are for more today. The commercial fishermen were unable to get out Monday and probably will be held in port for several days. The heavy wind and ice is expected to damage nets that are already set. Local coal dealers reported a heavy rush for fuel Monday, the cold snap finding many people with a small quantity of coal on hand and not prepared for near-zero blasts. The Associated Charities also reported numerous calls for clothing and fuel and many persons were given needed supplies and more will receiA'6 them today. left by the kidnapers last Tuesda^^aitd of any contact ^tb them since tbat time. .   -h-J Later, however, police said "poM through the nolice" when askedv any communication had been estab* lished. � At another press conference late iAl the day officials made no answers ta| any questions covering these twa phases of the case. During the evening press conference the following question was put CAUTIOUS CDEVELAND, O., March T (ff^ \ -Cleveland police today chased and overtook an auto in which a man, woman and baby were riding. As they drove up In front of the machine, they noted a sign on the windshield reading "No, this Is not the Lindbergh baby." Senate Probes Crobaugh Case AVASHINGTON. March 7 (^)-The Senate judiciary committee today reported favorably a resolution calling tor Senate investigation of the justice department's conduct of a case arising from^ alleged use of the mails to jdefruad by the Union Mortgage Com-' pany of Cieveland.s The inquiry would deal specifically Avith the dismissal of an indictment against S- Chester Crobaugh, president of the company, and the failure to indict other company officials. to Major Charles A. Sohoeffel ol the New Jersey state police by a grrouE of reporters: "One of the news services (Th� Aa soclated Press) has Just released copyrighted story that  on   Sunday Colonel Lindbergh received two let ters from the kidnapers and that : , lice know these letters are authen-i tic because of the handwriting, anc type of paper used. As a matter information, please ansAver whethet| this story is correct so we can Infor our editors, who are demandlnff ex,;] planatlons." "We have no knowledge of this," Major Schoeffel replied. Won't Cenaor Mail At Trenton   Governor  A.   Har Moore took vigorous steps to ^pedtta the return of the 20-month old flrstj born of the Lindberghs. He announced that henceforth thfl police will open none of the mall 1 the Lindbergh home. Two men and a woman were selzeij at Croyden, Pa., tonight in a trap by Pennsylvania state troopers foi the writers of a note demanding |50,-000 ransom received by Col. ijnd' bergh here Saturday night. The receipt of the letter had noj (Continued on Page 10. Col. 3) $100,000 Blaze Hits Ohio Finn VAN WERT, O., March 7 (^-The Stoops Canning Company, one of thi largest producers of canned goods in the country was partly destroyed by fire tonight with a loss estimate atl $100,000. The blaze wiped out the storag section of the plant which contair canned goods valued at $60,000. canning department and offices were saved from the flames. Hoota of �eyH eral houses in the nelshborhood caught fire, but were saved from deH Btructlon. A violent northwest  gal�  helj the spread of the flames. The plant, in running season, em^ ploys   about   309   persons.   Jame Stoops, former president of the Ohio Canners Association, Is the head of| the concern. U. OF C. PREXY NAMED CINCINNATI, O.. March 7 (JPi Dr. Raymond Walters, dean o] Swarthmore. Pa., college, today named president of the University o: Cincinnati. He will succeed Dr. Herman Schneider, whose resignation, effective Sept. 1, was announced today Dr. Schneider will remain at Clnoln-^ natl as a dean and a director. MARKETS AT A GLANCE NEW YOKK Stocks heavy; -American Tel. & Tel. leads decline. Bonds firm; rails advance. Curb steady; changes narrow. Foreign exchanges irregular; sterling at new 1932 high. Cotton tjarely steady; southern selling; lower cables. Sugar steady; commission house buying. Coffee quiet; Brazilian support. CHICAGO Wheat easy; largo Increase visible stock; bearish Argentine crop estimate. Corn easy; disappointing cash , trade; Increased visible stock. Cattle strong. Hogs active anol higher. raSTERDAYIN WASHINGTON France To Watch Boat Arrivals For Lindy's Baby PARIS, March 7 (fP) - Smedley Peck, departmental commander of the American Legion In France, said today a member of the Legion and a representative of the Surete Oenerale, French "Scotland Yard," would watch all incoming vessels for any sign of the Lindbergh l>aby on the chance that Its kidnapers may have sought to leave the United States. The department of France of the American Legion, he said, desired to co-operate In the efforts of Legion members in American and the Surete office expressed an eagerness to help. Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh is the only honorary member of tho Parj# postc of the American Legion. [By Tti� AstooUtid Pmil President Hoover signed bill to give   40,000,000    bushels   Farm, Board wheat to needy. House ways and means committee reported new $1,098,000,000 revenue bill. Chairman Steagall of House banking committee introduced bUI to protect deposits in national banks. War policies commission rec-commended "frozen" prices at ottt. set of any future war and a 95 per cent tax on excess profits.   '. Senate Judiciary commltteisi. withheld action on mea^ur^ to^^ make interstate kldnapinsr Fed�ral^ crime punishable by death. iMt-llJ frighten abductors oil Lindbergbv l)aby. . .fc Senator Robinson (D, Ack.>| charged In Senate politics apptur^ji ently ehtered.into. Senate commtW tee's recommendation to MnaMif?> Senator Bankhead (D, Ala.) House postoffice committM m-ported favorably series of bUhi to; �raise postal rates. \ Attorney General MltclMll Mk' nounced he is preparing for sprtng:'' hearing of Governmsofs �ntH>' trust proceeding against OMo Cnw- soclates. 07   

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