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   Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - December 17, 1929, Sandusky, Ohio                                EVENING The Weather  Rain andScolder Tuesday night. Wednesday much colder with rain changing to snow. Mini-, mum temperature Tuesday night With 32 degrees, TONIGHT Hovies-Page 2. Avenging Parrot-Page 5. Today's Radio-Page 10. MARRIAGE LICENSES Paul A. Haines, 18, Bellevue, and Pearl M. Ackertnan, 17, Per-kins-tp.  Be v. Ralph Stoll. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Alton Roberts, Carr-st, a son, at Good Samaritan hospital, Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Prine, Second-st, a son, at Good Sam-irltan hospital, Tuesday. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Sandusky and Vicinity Say action is planned to block purchase of new pumper for fire department. Farmer is appointed sheriff of Huron-co to succeed official who resigned. Six men arrested in big liquor raid at Willard. General News 60 men entombed by Oklahoma mine blast. Fliers crash in Brazil forest 60 miles from coast after-crossing ocean. One hurt.   * CONGRESS TODAY SENATE: Continues debate on the nomination of Albert L. Watson to be.federal judge in Pennsylvania. Judiciary sub-committee re� �umes lobby investigation. Agriculture sub-committee continues cotton price inquiry. Interstate commerce committee continues radio hearings. Privileges and elections committee considers Nye resolution to unseat Joseph R. Grundy, rep., Pa. SIXTY-TMRD YEAR. 10 PAGES ^   *K SANDUSKY, OHIO, TUESDAY, DECEMBER" 17, .1929. CRASHED REPORT MINERS ENTOMBED IN OKLAHOMA MINE BLAST, HOUSE: Continues   debate on' agriculture  department  appropriation bill. Foreign    affairs    committee takes up revised Porter resolu-lution .to authorize appointment of a commission to  investigate .Haitian affairs. ATE NEWS, LASH ESI AUCKI/Aitrr,'N. Z., Dec; 17- One hundred .and.' forty-six passengers and crew of the steamer Manuka, owned by the Union Steamship company of New Zealand were landed 'today from life boats  which ,they launched }n the nick of time,when the.ship struck a coastal reef in a'dense tog. The accident which occurred between Bluff Harbor and Dundedin, caused a total loss of the ship: - WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 - The house foreign affairs committee ordered a favorable report today on the revised Porter resolution granting the president authority to appoint a commission to Investigate conditions in Haiti. Explosion Occurred ait Noon In* Old Tom Workings North of McAlester, Okla. McALESTER, Okla., Dec. 17 -Sixty miners were reported entombed In the Old Town coal mine north of here as a result of an explosion today. . The men   are   reported   entombed about 5,000 feet beneath the surface In the slope mine. Under the* leadership   of   Hugh Rice, owner   and   superintendent, rescue work started. A group of rescue workers dug to the 24-foot slope in an effort to establish communication with the men. j About 100 persons had gathered at the mine by noon. Laborers came from all neighboring mines to aid in the rescue \yprk. "This looks like one of the worst mine disasters in this section", A. Jay Puterbaugh, president of the McAlester Fuel company told the United Press. . "There is no indication yet that we can reach them soon", he said. Death dealing' gas immediately seeped ^through the tunnels as rescue squads, hastily organized from volunteers, penetrated the shafts in an effort, to learn the fate of the miners, entombed a mile below the surface.. The explosion cut off all means of the miners' escape so far as could be learned on; first* examinations by the rescuers who got only to the 24-foot slope In their-initial-attempt:-Rescuers feared that fire and gas( often" the aftermath of an explosion in a deep^lne such as the old town, may be adding to the dangers of the entombed men if they escaped death in the first blast. , Scores of relatives and friends of the miners gathered around the mouth of "the'shaft as news of the explosion spread. Buildings within a mile radius of the mine were rocked by the explosion. Volunteers   from   nearby   mines (Turn to Page 3, No. 9.) CHICAGO, Dec. 17-A severe earthquake about 4,400 miles from Chicago probably northwest, was recorded on the seismograph of the University of Chicago at 5:09 a. m. c; S. T. today. Another shock was recorded at 5:18 and,light quakes at  a. m. GARDEN CITY, Mich.:, Dec. 17-A 58-year-old father killed himself and his wife and daughter with a pistol here today after a family ' quarrel. The dead: Win. Denzer, 58; Amelia, his wlfet 56, and Mrs. Carl Snelling, 80. their daughter. According to police, Carl Snelling left homo for work Just before the shooting began. Denzer died in a hospital. Ohio Briefs f~iaMAr*=-ThB-Lima-Locomotive fworks has received an order for 25 slant freight locomotives for the Missouri Pacific railroad, it was announced today. The engines will cost more than $2,500,000 and represent a part of the Missouri Pacific's contemplated ' $25,000,000 expansion program. TROY-A report seeking the disbarment of William H. Valentine, JPtquai attorney on charges of unprofessional conduct involving moral turpitude, has been filed in common pleas court here by tho Miami-eo Bar Association. Valentine is accused of fusing a client's money "for his own (welfare. YOUNGSTOWN-Ten minutes af-iter he awakened a fellow prisoner and asked for a clgaret, John Kroll, lhanged himself with his belt in the city Jail here last midnight. Kroll was put in the cell at 7:45 p. m. having been arrested on a warrant charging torturing and tormenting of his family. C08HOCTON-The state civil Ber-yice commission' has affirmed   the {dismissal of James J. Fischer, Cos-bocton-co game warden, on charges 'of inefficiency.   Fourteen   charges were cited against Fischer   in the order for his removal.  Fischer said .there was only one reason for the jorder.   "I'm just too good a democrat," he declared. '   COLUMBUS- The    Ohio ..  Good Roads Federation convened here today for its thirteenth annual   session.  Governor Myers  Y.   Cooper, State Highway Director Robert N. [Waid and others were on the speaking program. The delegates attended ia luncheon at noon  then   split to old croup meetings. OOLUMBU S-State Health, Director Dr, C' A. Neai today announced the appointment of Dr. Homer Aus< tin, Columbus, as chief kot the  division of hygiene in the state health department and Dr. Alfred B. Lip-per. Columbus, as chief of the   division of child hygiene. DELAWARE ..<*� Burns received Wijen her clothing was ignited by flames fromjj, heattaf: stove, qauaed Court House Employe Is Knocked Out Columbus Authorities Think Assailant Intended To Injure Prosecutor Chester, Who Convicted Snook. COLUMBUS, Dec. 17-Nelson E. Hensel, assistant   custodian at the   courthouse   here,   was slugged by an unidentified man today in the   office of County Prosecutor John J. Chester, jr. Police believe the man thought he was striking Chester who prosecuted Dr. James. Howard Snook,   former Ohio State university professor under sentence to die Friday night for the mSirder of his co-ed sweetheart, Theora Hix. Hensel bears a close resemblance to Chester. -Hensel was knocked unconscious by the blow which left a large welt on his forehead. When he regained consciousness his assailant had disappeared. It is believed the man had secreted himself in Chester's office late yesterday afternoon, waiting there all night. "I unlocked the door and wont in at seven o'clock," Hensel said. "I went through the main room and through another office into Ches-ters* private office. "I asked him 'what are you doing there?" He didn't say anything but got up and hit me. "I was dazed by the blow and when I got my wits back he was gone." Hensel described his assailant as a whito man, short, stocky and well dressed. Miss Agnes Wittenmeier, secretary to the prosecutor, said she-was the last ono out of the office yesterday (Turn to Page 3, No. 10.) Qp�THA9 WHEN YOU 'qettothe BOTTOM OF TtXJR. SHOPPING LIST Y0OKE SITTING ON "TALKIE" DOG Because Monee, this 3-year-old German police dog, will take orders given in silence he is about to prove the salvation of the "takies" where a spoken command to an animal actor would register on the sound film and would spoil the effect. Monee, who obeys silent commands, has arrived to solve Hollywood's problem. Hero he is waving to the camera-man, and say, did you ever see a dog in this pose before? .15 President Signs Resolution 14 Days After It Is Introduced In Congress. By CECIL. OWEN, (United Press Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 17-Federal income taxes have been reduced.   The reduction amounts to 66 2-3 per cent, to the smallest income  taxpayer  and will save individuals about $70,000,-000 and   corporations ' approximately $90,000,000. Administration officials and legislators, %vho rushed the one per cent, rate reduction through to final enactment in the record time of   14 days, expect the "Christmas gift" to stimulate business considerably, particularly since it was passed before the 1930 budgets of individuals and corporations were completed. President Hoover signed the Haw-ley-Root resolution, directing Secretary of Treasury Mellon to collect one per cent, less than :the regular rates on normal Individual and corporation incomes, late yesterday. The resolution applies only to 1929 incomes, returns on which, together with first payments, are' due next March 15. It is the first of what President Hoover and Secretary Mellon hope will be an annual series of tax cuts under a flexible plan. The $160,000,000 tax reduction, differs from all previous i-evenue   reductions in the nation's history,   in that it shaves taxes only on incomes (Turn to Page 3, No. 4.) TWELVE FARMERS ON JURY TO HEAR FRANKLIN MURDER i Defendants Plead Not Guilty And Claim "Victini",Is Present f In   Court. By DUKE MERRITT (United Press Special Correspondent) MOUNTAIN   VIEW,    Ark,, Dec. 17 - Twelve farmers were seated in   squeaky   courtroom chairs today to decide whether ..  Connie Franklin is dead or alive, and if four men, charged with torturing and burning him to death, are guilty of murder. The jury was selected shortly before noon in rapid fire proceedings In sharp contrast'with the easy going life of the mountain folk who jammed the courtroom. The second act of the drama, likely to be tense with tha appearance as a witness of Tiller Ruminer, the country girl who claims the defendants burned her sweetheart as she helplessly watched, , was scheduled for the afternoon session. The jury, all with resounding native American names i- was composed of farmers, The 12 men are: Edward Martin, Lorn Moore, Cornelius Farrls, A. M. Stevens, C. S. Zlnn, J, M. Lee, Thomas Fox, Tom Copeland, Floyd Ramsey, H. W. Branscum. L. C. Stewart, and Rex Barnes. One of the nine men accepted yesterday, T. E. Ward was excuated today when he told Judge S. M. Bone lha,t he "just remembered" he was related to one of the defendants. The four defendants pleaded not Lobby Committee Told He Straightened Out Wrong Impression of Farm Board To Aid Friends. WASHINGTON, Dec. 17- Julius K. Barnes, chairman of the board of the United States Chamber of Commerce, told the senate lobby investigating com-. re�V~i*�-commission men there was no Intention of driving them out of business and that the board was not driv-r ing against private business. He said Legge told the grain men also that it was the board's intention not to let the co-operative buying organizations use government money at cheaper rates than the commission men were able to obtain. "He was of the opinion the co-(Turn to Pago 3, No. 3.) (Say Action fe Planned To Block Purchase Of Fire Pumper By Solons $ Death Jump Big Surprise Prominent Clevelander Leaped From Bridge After Car Sideswiped Two  Others. CLEVELAND, Dec. 17-Au-thbrities and friends today were puzzled over the suicide of Carl II. Tiedemann, 40, president of the Becknian company woolen goods manufacturers here, who leaped to his death from the Clark-av bridge. What unsuspected stress harassed his mind and why should a minor auto collision in the middlo of the bridge have Induced him to leap over the three-foot iron railing to the Cuyahoga river flats, 50 feet below, were the questions friends and Coroner A. J. Pears were trying to answer today. -��-- Tiedemann apparently had everything that a man needed^ for happiness, his friends said. He had personal wealth, a beautiful $50,000 home in Shaker Heights, a happy family, and was assured a new place in the business world when the Bockman company liquidation -was complete. His personal fortune was not affected by the recent stock market crash. And yet, his friends say, he has been under a peculiar nervous tension for the last year. At dusk yesterday his. car side-swiped two other machines in the middle of tho bridge. Smiling and courteous, he assured -David Sied-man and Christopher Kohn that he would settle the damages. He seemed abstracted but cheerful, the two drivers said. A moment later ho walked over to the iron railing, laid his hat on (Turn to Page 3. No. 8.) HEFL1N MAY HEAD SEPARATE TICKET Read Out of Democratic Party For Supporting Hoover, He Will Not   Quit. MONTGOMERY, Ala., Dec. 17- Alabama faced the political possibility today of an independent ticket in ,the field next fall, led by Senator J. Thomas Heflln and Judge Hugh A. Locke, both read out of the democrat party for bolting to Hoover last year. The state's" fiery senior senator and the Birmingham judge, who respectively aspire to the senate and the gubernatorial chair, were denied the privilege of the democrat party primary by a 27-21 vote of the state's exeuctive committee in meet-' ing here yesterday. Both announced they would" run as independents. - When informed of the committee's action, Heflin declared in Washington that It "does not represent the wishes of four-fifths of the democrats of Alabama" added that "the time for a house-cleaning bas arrived," and anpdbnced, "I shall be Flyers of two nations Capt. Leon Challe, left, famed French aviator, and Col. Larre Borges of Uruguay, are seen above In a new picture as they prepared at Le Bourget field, Paris, for their trans-Atlantic flight which ended, in a forest in Brazil with one flier injured. Below is their trlni Breguet biplane, a sister ship to the craft flown-byH0osteand Bellonte.oiTihelr recent  record-breaking distance flight from France to Manchuria. CHALLE WRECKED, AFTER Lt. Col. Larre Gorges, Uruguay, Goes to Santo Antonio/ Brazil, 50 Miles Inland From Coast To Notify government of Plight, and Returns to Wreck to T Help Injured Companion. f * By CARLOS SPINOLA, (United Press Staff Correspondent.) BAHIA, Dec. 17 - The trans-Atlantic flight of Lt. Col. Tadco Larre Borges and Capt. Leon Challe ended lu a crash In the Brazilian Coastal  forests which Reports current Tuesday were  4 to the effect that an injunction might' be -sought to prevent purchase of an American La France fire pumper which was authorized by the votes of three city commissioners at the meeting late Monday afternoon. Commissioner Schade  let  lt be known in no uncertain terms that he did not favor the purchase and indicated that he, might. take steps to block it.   The right of Commissioner Freitas to vote on the purchase was also questioned in somu quarters Tuesday inasmuch as he lives in Lakewood and did not attend meetings for almost a year and some contend that by such action he forfeited his place on the commission. The session Monday was featured by charges hurled against several solons   and   /with    Commissioner JAPS WILL FAVOR RETENTION "SUBS" FOR NAVAL USAGE Stimson Meets Delegation Today At Conference Table To Discuss Armament. By LYLE C. WILSON, (United Press Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 17-Japan and the United States will exchange naval ideas across a conference  table  today .when Secretary Stimson  receives for. iner Premier Wakatsuki, Admiral Takarabe  and  Ambassador Debuchi at the state department. Japan wants a 70 per cent, ratio in auxiliary vessels compared with the 60 per cent, ratio in capital ships accepted by Japan's delegation to the Washington arms   conference. The Japanese will not   consent to abolition of submarines. Rather, they expect greatly to augment their submarine strength and will be willing to forego an unspecified number of tons In other auxiliary; classes to obtain the submersible "tonnage   considered essential to their needs. The foregoing was outlined by the Japanese at a press conference here. On both issues Walkatsuki and Takarabe are likely to encounter American dissent. Today's meeting, how-(Turn to Page 3, No. 7.) And All for 57c Mr. Otto Rudolph says, "I certainly did get - results from my ad. It kept me busy answering the door bell. Please >cancel my ad at once." Mis ad below did the job; Tours can do likewise. If you have any-. thing you want to sell, you can place an ad hi Sandusky's morning and evening newspapers for as low as 57c.  Phone 28 or 12. LADY'S IYER-JQHNSQN BI-CYCLE-Excellent condition. Cheap for quick sale, Ph. 2S4Q-W. or 731 Hanoock-st, Schade doing most of the hurling. In the voting, Schade voted "no" as did Commissioner Miller. Schade is reported to have favored purchase of a Seagraves pumper while Miller in negotiations prior to Monday had always favored the Ahrens-Fox, pumper. Mayor Altstaetter made, the mo' tloh to purchase the American La-France and his motion was seconded by Commissioner Freitas. When a vote was taken, Altstaetter and (Turn to Page 3, No. 6.) FARMER GETS JOB RELINQUISHED BY HURON-CO SHERIFF Harry D Smith, Named Successor of Ed Gregory-Reserves Right To Appoint Deputies. NORWALK, Dec. 17 - Hurry D. Smith, prominent and popular Greenfield-tp farmer, residing on the Peru Hollow or Willard-rd, is sheriff of Huron-co today, vice Edward Gregory, resigned. It developed this morning that the office was offered to Smith last Saturday after Gregory had told the county commissioners that he would present his resignation Monday. Smith told the commissioners he would "think the matter over" and let them know "in a day or two." This morning Smith announced his acceptance and the commissioners In turn announced It to the public. Smith takes the office with the understanding that he may name his own deputies. It is understood that he insisted upon this right and, accordingly, several changes in the make-up of the Gregory staff are expected. The new sheriff said upon assuming his duties, however, that he would retain the Gregory staff "for the present," and intimated that there was a possibility that ho would retain it permanently. The retiring sheriff had not said today what he expects to do now and he is out of office. However, it was recalled that before he became sheriff and while he was waiting for the necessary two-year period between his second and the (Turn to Page 3, No. 6.) Another Cold Wave Due Here Wednesday State and local weather forecasts Tuesday Indicated* that another cold snap is headed this way and may reach Sandusky Wednesday. Rain and colder is predicted for Tuesday night although Forecaster Cooper indicated that the minimum temperature might not be lower than 33 degrees. Rain, changing to snow, la" also slated for Wednesday together with a sharp drop in temperature. State forecasts indicated that the temperature might drop as low as ten degres above zero by Wednesday. Tho temperature at s o'clock Tuesday morning was 44 degrees and during the night 34 was the lowest. Another heavy fog enveloped the city Tuesday morning and old time weathr er followers declared that it probably was the forerunner of a cold spell. entirely destroyed their airplane. Challe was   slightly   Injured when the plane was forced down near Santo Antonio. Larre Borges was not injured. Challe arrived p at Santo Antonio at 9:50 a. m. today, (7:50 a. m., E. S. T.) Larre-Borges sent a telegram from Santo Antonio to the Uruguayan minister at Rio De Janeiro, telling him of the accident. After, filing the telegram at 10 a m. the Uruguayan aviator returned to the wreck outside the Jown.___ Immediately after news of the crash ot the plane near Santo Antonio was.: circulated, Brazilian officials In tho town of Natal ordered every assistance sent to them. It was first feared that both fliers had been injured and medical assistance was sent to the scene. Simultaneously a Latecoere Aviation company ambulance left Rio De Janeiro for Santo Antonio and officials at Pernambuco ordered medical aid by automobile ambulance. , - r-*W�**M�Ww�cpiim� Bortfes an* Challe from Seville, Spain, to the: mainland of South America caused wide rejoicing through northern Brazil, although the enthusiasm was tempered by the unfortunate accident which wrecked the big plane In which they had crossed the south Atlantic. �. ' It was estimated that the two aviators had covered approximately 3,700 miles on their flight, compared to the 4,448 miles covered by Major Arturo Ferrarln and Major Carlo Delprete, the Italians, on their long � i flight from Bom� to Point GlnipabUr-t near Natal. j Larre Borges, prior to tha: depar*j> ture from Seville, had announced that they Intended to cover .the 8,-i 640 miles to Natal and then, con* tlnue as far down the coast-'aavpo*-' sible. The plane got off ita course; as it approached the mainland, ap*, parently due to Inability^ to*communicate with land stations and get its bearings. ,   �- -     - 50 Miles From Coast ' NATAL, Brazil, Dec. 17 - The trans-Atlantic flight  ot   the  Uruguayan,   Lieut. Col.   Tadeo sLarret Borges, and his French companion, (Turn to Page S. No. 14\ BEWARE MARLEY'S GHOST! Who is this strange creei' ture with bony finger upraised in warning, his jaw wrapped in a slingj and clanking chains around his waist f Sh! 'Tis the ghost of Marley, come to warn Scrooge of the error of his ways in shutting mankind out of his heart. On a memorable Christmas Eve, many years ago, Marley came from the' grave to visit the cold-hearted, miserly Scrooge and to tell him there was no peace in the after-life unless some good had been accomplished this side of the grave, . "You shall be visited by three Spirits/* said Motley's ghost. "The first will call when the clock strikes One,** And it did. Read what happened in "A Christmas Carol" Charles .Dickens' famous story. It begins m the Star-Journal Wednesday. siomffl- TO SOUTH ATM British Fliers Hope to Beach Capetown-French Pilots -Break Record. . Hader'A, t��jg� ^ flight IJeate/unt'N^ll^' took off from Crwnrejl at 7:58 a. m. today tempted . 6,000-mQe flight to Capetown, {south, ca�      , tt. jfCv The Royal :'AV;>KorciM)^'|^aJ|jlr� Falrey-Napier monoplane, "'>'� jto�M$* with 1,000 gallons of petrol. "C'Sf' ' Although    Capetown    was fa*sC"?& nounced as the goal of the ' XUffttV'1 the fUers said.the city of Imrno^ ^ ^  Wl the-province ot NataL on'the iouw> eastern coast of Africa, was an|alt�^ native objective,    ,       - -   I'^V^' The Falrey:Nai^gr. monnplanfr-Vlp-- . the same which Jones-Williams and   1 -Jenkins flew from CranweU to�^ar>< aclil, Indian, in April of thlaVear. They were  forced down *ohYl#afc/f1 % tance record. .     s   ' *. The pilots expect to reach, ^heir .-goal within a maximum of 60 hoursp.r The. air ministry   directing."AthMj?; flight announced that it would be an� attempt to break the world's   lonte in a 4,876-mile flight from rLev Bourget field Paris, to Taitalmary Manchuria. '.v Set New Record,       .;- . PARIS,   Dec.   17-Tho    French^ fliers Bieudonne Coste and Raul Co? da established a new world's distance) . record for a- closed   course,   w.nen.' ^ they passed the 4,761   mile  marfcr-' shortly before 10 o'clock ~ this morn*. Ing. Coste and Coda  liad   originally planned to   remain   aloft   only* $5;j?;� hours, but a- saving In .fuel cons^vmp*,* tlon during the first 3,QQ0 mUef,-wi&; enable them, barring, accidents,   to>> remain in the air an addltlonalieigb$*; hours, adding materially ta the' total. mileage. s     f ' Th,e triangular course oyer.whtpb,.,: tho aviators - are flying is approxtf': (Turn to Page S. No. &) WIFE QUESTIONED , AFTER MAN SLAIN Denies Knowledge of  Shooting  of Cloyce Jones, Railroader At UhrichsviUe. UHRICHSVILLE, Dec. IT-Follee. hero today were seeking to tteter� mine whether Cloyca D. Jones, 45, v widely known railroad worker, was murdered or ended his own. life with. * a bhotgun charge, , ^ Jones was found dead hx the oath* -room of his home late yesterday^ K$a? left side shattered by a charge $$. Buckshot. The wound was just t&� , low the heart. *V Mrs. Mary Jones, tola wife, wb�p?J discovered the body, told police, that� she has been upstairs all aftecnoo||;.-but had heard no shot. The. weapon? : was later found upstairs wrapped '.'' a blanket \   ,. Near collapse after' four hQura.1 questioning.  Mr*. .Jones: �% maintained she had no* hei shot, and insisted that, fee? m had committed �njcld�. Asked about the of the gun, she admitted in the blanket.  $he said so hysterical .over 8�*Jmf^__ body ot her husband mt% the weapon without ImowiMt' After performing an *Jat the body. Corona? ^1^1 Tuscarawas, county a? diet ot homicide, f "   )�*0M No one else wm�HNt-% maid wm 6816   

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