Sandusky Star Journal, March 3, 1932

Sandusky Star Journal

March 03, 1932

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Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - March 3, 1932, Sandusky, Ohio STAR SUPREME fOUNDED 1866-NUMBER 53 SANDUSKYi OHIO, THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1932 -10 PAGES Enternl at Poit Office, Sanduskr. O. as 2nd Class Mall Matter, Act of 187� CLEAR WAY FOR RETURN OF LINDBERGH BABY * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  * * * $50,000 RANSOM READY IF KIDNAPERS WILL BRING CHILD * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  * *  * * * Japanese Military Operations At Shanghai Are Ended Negotiations for Terms of Peace at Shanghai to Follow-Japs Offer Views. BULLETIN (Copyright, 1932, by United Press)] SHANGHAI, March 3 - Fighting was in progress tonight at Nanziang and Liuho, the Chinese announced in an official communique. The announcement ended hopes of the immediate peace in" the Shanghai sector, although the Japanese stated earlier that all military operations had been ordered to cease. Nanziang is 20 miles west of Shanghai, on the railway to Nanking, Liuho is north of the city, on the Yangtze. ITie Chinese refused today to accept the Japanese idea of a neutral zone around Shanghai, demanding Immediate and complete withdrawal of the Japanese troops. The Chinese later announced onicially that Chiang Kwang* Nal, commander-in-chief of the 19th Ciiinesc route army, would order cessation of hostilities tonight, unless the Japanese renew their attack. By H. R. EIvINS .(United Press Staff Correspondent.) .(Copyright, 1932, by United Press.) SHANGHAI, March 3-Jap-anese military operations at Shanghai ended today, with the Chinese driven 12 1-3 miles back from the city and Japanese holding all territory contested in bitter fighting here since Jan. 28. Cessation of Japanese military activities just after tlie Chinese de-(Turn to PHge 3, No. 6.) THE WEATHER Rain tonight and Friday. Not much change in temperature. Moderate northeast and east winds. Minimum temperature to-iiight atoout 34. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. James Willtin-�on, 534 E. Washington-st, a son, fit Good Samaritan hospital, Jhursday. DEATHS Miss �Elizabotii C. Haas, 430 Perry-st. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Sandusky and Vicinity Early opening of fishing season means $60,000 In wages in Sandusky area that wouldn't have been paid otherwise, fish men say. Accuser in Soldiers' Home prosecution becomes accused. Eight flee to safety in early morning fire at Oali Harbor. General News Roads cleared so kidnaper will return Lindbergh baby to home in Hopewell, N. J.  Boston woman posts letter to Lindbergh and is hunted. Japs announce hostilities cease at Slianghai but fighting reported. League of Nations told China cannot accept Jap terms. LATE NEWS FLASHES JilADISON, Wis., ISIarch 3- Tho name of. Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York was entered today in Wisconsin's democratic presidential primary April 5. by Otto A. I^budde, IMiiwaukee, demoA-atio state chairman, who filed a petition with 10,000 signaturcb. WASHINGTON, Mar. 3-Senate investigation of the department of justice's action a year ago in dismissing a federal Indictment charging using the mails to defraud against S. Chester Crobaugh, president of the Defunct tlnlon Mortgage Co., of Cleveland, was demanded hy \I. S. Senator Robert J. Bulkley of Cleveland, .^fter tlio federal indictment had been disinis.sod t^ro-baugh was convicted iii common pleas court j^t Cleveland. .Ki\ a.o- [ POSTCARD IS FIRST HOPE OF LINDBERGH BABY'S SAFETY Copyright, 1932, by NEA Service Inc. Transmitted by Telephoto. In the midst of the sorrow that has invaded their home near Hopewell, N, J., Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh gave to NEA Service and to The Star-Journal the picture of their baby son, which is reproduced as a telephoto above. Never before published, this picture discloses to the world for the first time the charm and infant beauty of the boy who was kidnaped as he slept iji his nursery crib. -�, League Meeting Opens" With Leaders Skeptical Of Peace at Shanghai BULLETIN GENEVA, Mar. 3-Tlie Japanese terms for an armistice in Slianghai are absolutely inaccept-able to the Chinese, W. W. Yen, Chinese delegate to the league, announced at an extraordinary session of the assembly today. Acceptance of the terms would be "tantamount to surrender," Yen said. "We feel the only alternative is further resistance to the Japanese ' attack," 'Yen added, "and regard the continuation of hostilities as unavoidable." GEN'EVA, March 3 - League of Nations leader^ were skeptical of permanent peace at Slianghai when the special League assembly convened today to consider the Far Eastern conflict. The Chinese regarded the Japanese action halting operations as a trick to hold the territory gained. They doubted if the Chinese government could accept an armistice made entirely on Japanese terms. "The Japanese want to remain where they are instead of retiring," Dr. W. W. Yen, head of the Chinese delegation, told the United Press. "It is just a tr^ck to maintain the status quo." A prominent League leader told the United Press he doubted the permanency of the sudden change at Shanghai because the League's hopes had been dashed so often. "We naturally welcome an armistice, ^ut will anxiously await further news from both sides," he said. Joseph Paul-Boncour of France opened the assembly, which was called by Chinese under provisions of article XV of the League covenant. Paul Hymans, Belgian foreign min ROADS TO ESTATE KEPT OPEN BY POLICE BUT NO PLANSmOE PUBLIC Ail Night Vigil at Hopewell, N. J., and Surrounding Cities Brought Hopes Charles A. jr., Would Be Back at Home Before Noon But These Expectations Based on Rumors and Uncertain Clues Failed; Direct Contact With Child SteaJers is Sought. BULLETIN HOPEWELL, N. J., March 3.-Col. Charles A. Lindbergh and his wife, tortured by many anxious ister, was elected presidenrdf the as-sembly. Paul-Boncour, as president of the League Council, was chairman of the opening session. Hymans received 45 votes of 47 casts. Paul-Boncour reminded the delegates that the extraordinary assembly was the second In the League history, the first having b^en held to admit Germany to membership. The assembly was held in the same barn-like, somber hall where the plenary sessions of tho disarmament (Turn to Page 3. No. 7.) Complainant In Soldiers' Home Squabble Is Accused Knowlton T. Bieder, 40, Soldiers' Home, Thursday lanquisheri in the county jail to which his affidavits confined Sergeant William Weber of the Home police, Monday and Tuesday. This time Weber was the complainant. Ih his affidavit, according to Sheriff Parker and municipal court, Weber charges Bieder with receiving stolen property and with resisting an officer. The property Is declared to have been a blanket owned by the Home. Besides this. Sheriff Parker stated Thursday that Bieder will be charged with intoxication and disorderly conduct. Parker says Bieder was "not sober nor orderly" when he was arrested Wednesday night. Bieder was expected to be brought into municipal court Thursday. Weber is free in $1,000 bail, pending completion of the hearing on a writ of habeas corpus in which he seeks to have a |5,000 bond set by Justice McCabe reduced. Completion of the hearing, it is said, awaits filing of a formal transcript of the justice's court docket. Weber was arrested Monday and charged with operating Bieder's car without consent. Justice McCabe in (Turn to Page S, No. 2.) United Action for Employment Give a wage earner a job. Put one unemployed irran ot-woman to work. A Million Jobs, is the goal of UNITKD ACTION TOR EM-PLOYMP^NT in the W A R-ACAINST IIEPRE.SSJON. This great campaigii has brought together more Americans in UNITED ACTION than have ever before sought a single end in time of peace. We ha\'e gone back to war days to find at last a method of fighting the appalling specter of unemployment. Give a wage earner a job. . Give an hour's \\ork, or more, IX day or a week. In UNITE'l.) ACTION there is no cheering section. Nobody is left out. Go to your local employment bureau and OFFER JOBS. Every nia;i and woman who jotmj-This cainpals-n will win out of it a "moral surplus" of lirlceless value. And the great army of unemployed will be marching back to work. Already regiments have turned aljout and are no longer tui-employed. \ The head of the long column" of want and de.speration is turn ing. KEEP IT TURNJNG! Hire a man. AT LEAST ONE. Hire a man or a woman , now unemployed. AMERICA HAS MUSTERED ITS STRENGTH IN UNITED ACTION FOR WAR AGAINST DEPRESSION. This city cannot alfOrd to lag behind the great procession. Give a job. Join  your local cbmmittee. UNITE AV I T H AMERICA in tbis in.ipiring caiupaign for JOBS VOR THE. UNEMPLOYED. (Copyright, 1932, by NEA Service Inc. Tran.smltted by Telephoto. Skimming over hundreds of letters at his rack in the busy Newark (N. J.) postortlce, a mall sorter singled out the postcard shown in telephoto above. Startled and thrilled he notified authorities. Within a few minutes the word was flashed to Coloaiel and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh. Alone in.their estate near Hopewell, N. J. they received the first clue that indicated their little son, Charles Jr., might be safe. At the same time hundreds of police were searching the^ entire eastern seaboard for the boy, a year and one-half old, who was kidnaped from his crib in the Lindbergh nursery during the night. A note, said to have demanded $50,000 ransom was reported left behind. Lindberghs *Keep GooF But Anxious Mrs. Lindbergh ](ssues Statement of Baby's Health So Kidnapers Will Give Him Attention. By T\mu COMLEY FRENCH (United Press Staff Corfcspondent.) HOPEWELL, N. J., March 3 - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, remembering the flier's motto-"Keep a cool head in emergencies" - has remained calm during the search for the blue-eyed, curly-headed youngsten. Mrs. Lindbergh's tearful eyes betrayed the strain under which she carried on, but she retained her composure. She thought first of the baby's health. Charles Augustus, jr., was suffering from a cold when kidnaped. She also made known the baby's diet, hoping Its publication might catch the attention of the kidnapers and that they would give the child the proper food. Mrs. Lindbergh is expecting another child in May. Yesterday - she went about her household tasks as usual-"to keep busy," even though the work was only perfunctory. It served to keep her mind occupied on 'something beside the baby for a tew moments. Lindbergh appears even more com-(Turn to Page 3. No. 3.) TWO MEN, SISTER, PAL GIVEN LIFE NAPOLEON. March 3 - Pleading guilty today to two bank holdups In Henry-co, a mother of four children, her two brothers and another man were sentenced to life in' prison by Judge R. liV, Cahill in common pleas court here. Mrs. Pearl Griffith, 23. the alleged' leader of the bandit gang, whose confession at Lima, O., last week implicated the others, was sentenced to Marysville Reformatory for lite. Clyde and Clark Whittredge, her brothers, and Clifford Corns, all of Delphos and Lima, O.. were given life in the Ohio penitentiary. All received their sentences without sign of emotion. Their aged parents in the courtroom broke down and wept. They were sentenced for the robbery of the Mallnto, O., bank where they allegedly obtained $1,266 Dec. 4, and the Dgphler, O., bank, which yielded $3,806. The gang also had confessed to bank holdups In Osgood and Lewistown, O., and a long series of I store holdups, I^osccutor Fred V. I Cuff �Rid. Many Clues, Including Postcard, Investigated, LindberghJCidna^ng HOPEWELL, N. J., March 3 - Capture of kidnapers who stole the Lindbergh baby from his crib in a second floor nursery was believed today to hinge on a three section, pine ladder, a $50,000 ransom note and shoeless footprints in the mud outside the lioine, A multitude of clues have been reported. Many have been run down, others.- barring immediate safe return of the child, wiH-be4nve�tlffat?d=-Most, of them will be shown to be false. Each section of tho three-section ladder is seven feet long. The sections are made so each will telescope into the other, each section being slightly wider at the bottom than at the top. Pencilled markings on the ladder were carefully examined In the hope that they might' revea:! the lumber yard from which the timber was obtained. The markings consisted of a classification label, "YP Class D," and faint initials, probably those of some inspector. Newly made saw marks are distinguishable on the raw ends of the lumber. The bottom section is believed to hnvg bpon rrini^p nftpr tho klrinapprn first made one trip to the Lindbergh home and dl.scovered that two sections would not reach. This conclusion was reached when it was discovered that the steps are nailed to (Turn to Page i. No. 4.) hours, wailed vamiy today in their Sourland mouii^ tain home for news leading to recovery of their kidnaped baby, Charles A., jr. Gov. A. Harry Moore visited their retreat this afternoon and r�-turned with word they had "not heard fr whose wife and two children were drowned when their automobile plunged into the Cuyahoga river. Mrs. Ethel Pegg, who Is 37, and her two children. Curtis, 10, and Maxlne, 8, were drowiietl. Pegg kicked a w ia-dow out of the submerged car and swam to safety. The family lived In Berea, O. Pegg, driver of the automobile, said his foot slipped from the brake to tho accelerator and the car speeded from the street into the river before he could stop. He said he tried to save his son, but became too weak. Firemen and coast guardsmen pulled the car from the river and attempted to revive the mother and two children. Detectives said Pegg and his wife had quarreled frequently and had been separated three times. They reported Pegg had attempted suicide twice. Pegg Is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace college. AIRIIL LETTER T Boston Postal Authorities At-taJcn Importance to Missive^ and Sender is Hunted. BULLETIN BOSTON, Mar. 3-A descrip-tlon of a house wherei H waa stated, "the Undbergb baby vill be found.'' was contained in an airmail letter addressed to Colonel Charles A. Lindbergta . and posted by a woman here today, police announced. BOSTON. Mar. �--A woman de- Eight Flee Burning Building At Oak Harbor, In Night Clothing OAK HARBOR, March 3-Fiie of unknown origin that broke out in the rear of .\. G. H^y's grocery and radio store on Church-st, just off Water-st. Oak Harbor's' main business thoroughfare, shortly after 3 o'clock this morning, rumed the store and badly damaged the apartments of William Sharp and Hay and their families, on the floors above, before it was controlled by the Oak Harbor fire department and the Fremont and Port Clinton departments which were auramoned when ii ai pear- ed that surroundings were In danger. The loss is estimated at $10,-000. It is partially covered by insurance. The four members of the Sharp family, living on the second floor, and the four of the Hay family, occupying the thirc floor apartment, escaped In their night clothing. The flames were confmed to the store but heavy damage was worked in the jivlng quarters by smoke and water. Property around the burned building was saved by hartTwork on the "part of the firemen. 4 What You Don't Know Can Hurt You .. ... When you overlook the buying opportunities you might be finding these days in the Classified Columns of th^ Register and Stai*-Jour-nal. And what you do know about these opportunities will make your household budget pleas-anter reading at the end of the year. Get in the habit of reading the little Want Ads every day. It will be worth your while. Or if you need a Want Ad PHONE MAIN 28 scribed as about 60 years old who spoke with a German accent mailed an airmail letter addressed to Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh at a sub-postal station today. On the outside of tlia letter was penciled: "Spare no expense. Deliver this with all speed possible." ' Postal authorities awaited permission from Colonel Llndbersh to open the letter and Inspect it� contents. Reports she had alighted from an automobile bearing New Je'r-sey registration plates were disproved when they found the car with its owner, Harry M. Spring, jr., at Parkman boulevard near the Jamalcaway. He explained he drove hTa mother and another woman to 765 Boylston-st today and later went to City hospital to visit a sick friend. He showed authorities the visiting card he had used.- After the hospital visit, he said, he drove to Station A, in the same section of the city, to (Turn to Page S. No. 8.) Geveland-Sandusky Road Work Delayed COLUMBUS. March 3-PecelvJnj of blda on two state highway CDO" tracts has been postponed indeftnilft* ,| ly because of right-of-way ^tfficul* ties. State Highway, Plrector a: "W. Merrell announced today. ^ \% - Other bids will be received by'tlitj highway department Friday. ', Contracts whieh will not be let'UQ,*' f tU later were: i / Paving of 1.1 miles on the Cl�vftr land-Sandusky-rd In Loraln-co -'^ estimated cost of t59,S48.t3. struction ot a concrete sl9ib;.,b< the same road at an etrtinw* of 126,629.41. Pavbig ot two mile* on U�f J\i�rtteld-rd at �� ;