Steubenville Herald Star, February 20, 1939

Steubenville Herald Star

February 20, 1939

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Steubenville Herald Star (Newspaper) - February 20, 1939, Steubenville, Ohio WEATHER CLOUDY and much cold with light snow in northwest Tuesday partly colder in east STEUBENVILLE HERALDSTAR fat tatena tonal Serttee FEBRUARY 1939SIXTEEN THREE CENTSi WEIRD TORTURE STORY TOLD BY ADENA WOMAN Masked Men Burned Arms With Wife of Prisoner Claims MADE HER WRITE Note States Joseph Inno cent of Bomb Threat With her three small children clustering about an Adena housewife late Sunday afternoon related to Sheriff Robert Bates and Adena officials a bizarre Btory of how she had been lashed to a kitchen chair at 3 Sun day by two masked men and tor tured with red hot poker until she finally consented to write a note dictated by the one of whom menaced her with a re Strangely enough note pur ported to brand as a joke an other note received last Thursday morning by Joseph Adena beer parlor demanding be left in a package along the railroad rightofway below Adena under threat to blow up yiolas home and business Still more the sher iff is the fact that the woman who maintains she was tortured and forced to write the second note is Stella wife of Joseph coal miner of who has been held in the county Jail since early Friday as the writer of the Viola extortion Despite the unusual story told by the Adena her burns are real She displayed her each of which is marked with angry burns as far up as the Another burn seared her across the and there are similar marks on her neck and upper None of Burns Severe The poker she said the two masked men used was removed a nail at the rear ot a cook stove In the Sefsick and was she by re moving a lid from the and placing the end of the poker among the not None of the burns appear to be barring possibility of in I went to bed about Sat urday Sefsick told the Deputies Harold Wel lington and Joseph Mayor Eugene rmngan and Marshal John of news 3iV on that I got looked at and found it was ten mill I went to the and tsard a voice that sheriff bringing your I was and door at The two came wearing s that covered their except their mouths and Forced to Write Aote I screamed for eightyearold The men grabbed and one of them snatched a oloth that was laying Turn to TORTURE on 7 STORM AND KITE GUT OFF POWER Gale Blows Over Electric Pole String Shorts High Tension Wires A wind and rain storm almost cyclonic in belted the district early causing power service interruption in one sectic of the city when a pole in the sst end was blown down at No other storm damage of consequence was The gale blew up shortly after as an interlude to the apell of Springlike weather which Sunday sent thermometers to 66 high for the The break in the West End line disrupted service on the hilltops for 30 minutes until it was re Hilltop electric service was also out for 30 minutes P yesterday when the metallic coated string of a kite fell across the high tension line at Alikanna Power company officials report ed the kite had escaped from boy in a nearby Three wires carrying volts were burnec One of the severed wires fell across a telephone break ing the Another struck the service line to the Rogers Grocery burning out wiring and fixtures in the Power was shut off automati tally when the lines struck the the spell of warm weathe caused Lockmaster Joseph Green to predict a two or three foot ris in the At noon the stage wa feet and Temperature HWOMT Late News Bulletins By The Aimellted Prwi RULES AGAINST CHAIN TAX PiIcnnsyl vanlag chainstore imposing a levy of f 1 to based on the number of establishments under one was declared un constitutional t o d ay by the Dauphin county The which included theaters and gasoline stations was called confiscatory and a violation of the uniform taxation clause of the state DEATH BARES MARRIAGE The secret marriage of Tommy star quarterback of the Univer sity of Tulsa football end ed in tragedy when Ruth Breene his bride of two swallowed poison and died 15 minutes County Inves tigator Cullison said the death was FLU HITS PENITENTIARY serv ices have been resumed at Ohio Warden Woodard said after being discontinued for two weeks be cause of influenza among in Woodard said 175 had been ill during the past two but the number was re duced to about 30 NIGHT CLUB ROBBED HOLLY WOOD Burglars took early today from the night club owned and operated by M a x i e prize he reported to He said the burglars cut into his club from an adjoining building and manipulated the POLICE GUARD BUND NEW hundred policemen were assigned to Mad ison Square Garden by Police today as extraordinary precau tions were taken against any disorders at a proNazi rally scheduled for ITALYS WARLIKE MOVES IN LIBYA REVEALED AS ENGLAND DEBATES COSTLY RE ARM A MEN I DEAN AT PUT ON STAND IN RED INQUIRY Joseph Parks Says Groups Under Scrutiny Have Little Influence DISCUSSION BODIES Mr Tht AmctetMl Prtu Ohfo State university organiza ions which had been mentioned in connection with unAmerican activ ties exert little influence on the a committee of university rustees Joseph dean of testified at a hearing into charges of unAmericanism that the Marx st club had less than a dozen members and the Socialist club 15 and that each held meet ngs for The clubs were cited by the Franklin county council of the American Legion in a recent de mand for a legislative investiga tion of the The Le gions state executive committee ioined in the demands nsisting that the assembly appoint a committee to conduct an inquiry in all statesupported Registered Organization Dean Parks told the trustees committee of three that the Marx ist club was a registered campus organization and had the approval of the student which is composed of three faculty and three student Henry Spencer of the department of political science is faculty ad visor of the The Socialist Park contend was purely a discussion club with Cecil Landin and Gordon Hayes as Parks referred to the peace mo bilization committee in his testi explaining it was made up of one member from each of the 27 campus organizations and added it does very Professor an instructor at the university for 22 said the American Student of which he also was was formed four years ago as a unit of the American Student Contrary to testimony before the Dies congressional committee that the Communist party was the prime mover of the Communists had no part in forming the alli North The professor said that the po sition of advisor to an organiza tion was honorary and that advis ors know little of its pur pose and Executive committee members of the Legions Ohio department yesterday voted unanimous sup port of the Legions Franklin county council demand for a legis lative a spokesman as serting the committee had evidence that the same Communist influ ences reported at Ohio State had made themselves felt in other state STAY GRANTED MCALL IN CASH KIDNAPINGCASE Florida Man Wins Last Minute Effort to Ap peal Death Sentence ONE REPRIEVED Execution of Only One of Three Condemned Men Carried Out By Anwclited Prtss R AI F O R Franklin Pierce his head shaved for the electric to lay was granted a stay of execu tion until next Friday to permit an appeal to the United States su reme court of his conviction in he death fiveyearold James iailey Cash who was kidnaped and killed last McCall was to have died at the itate prison farm here Chapman of the pris said he ordered postponement under authority given by the death to hold executions any day of the week set by the gov He said he acted after a elephone conversation with Fred The stay was obtained after relatives bade tearful goodbyes yesterday to the youth who con essed kidnaping the Cash child at last May 28 and ollecting ransom after lis victim was Appeal to Supreme Court Avriett of McCalls said he would go to Washington immediately to pre sent the case to the United States supreme Members of McCalls in cluding his wife and his were at the family home at Jas KIDNAP THREAT RECEIVED BY DIRECTOR Legislative leaders have ex pressed reluctance to act on an in vestigation resolution pending in the senate during the university Professors called for testmony included dean of men Joseph A James Pollard of the journalism school and faculty ad visors o the Marxist Ameri can Student Alliance and Soclalis all campus The campus groups were de scribed by a council witness Fri when trustees opened hear in known to be affiliated with or controlled by the Commun Ut Prison officiate carried out plans to execute Paul Fried Tampa at 10 Bunge was con Victcd for the murder of his wife and two The governor yesterday stayed the death of Clyde Hysler of Jacksonville for 30 days because charges had not been finally set tled against the convicted murder ers two alleged Hys ler was convicted as the instigator of a holdup LASTMINUTE STAY New Date of Execution Set for Next Friday by Governor Mr AiMcltte4 PrcM execution of Franklin Pierce Mc Call for the ransom kid naping and death of fiveyearold James Bailey Cash was de layed at the last minute today un til next A secretary said Fred Cone in Jacksonville this morning arranged with State Prison Supt Turn to MCALL on Page 7 OHIO ASSEMBLY SPEEDS RIPPER1 Senate Takes Up Bills to Abolish Tax Commis Parole Board Mr Tin Ohios legislature returns to the capital after a weekend re for a drive to speed into law Gov John Brickers program for reorganizing state depart Bills to abolish the present tax commission and parole board were slated for action in the Committee hearings were called for both measures on Frank leader the dominant Republican sadi he expected a vote on at least one of the bills before the end of the Passage of both ing Governor Bricker power to name new officials was consid ered virtually certain after last weeks demonstration of Republi can wlidarity in the house vote on the unemployment compensation system Governor Brickers office Indicat ed he would make two appoint ments to the state liquor board this Terms of Edith McClure and Leon Dem expired A bill propos ing reorganization of the department was regarded as likely to die in the Abolishing the present lour member parole board and replacing it with five new members would terminate the state job of Myrna Smith former Secretary to Martin who named her to the board in the closing days of his administration as The tax commission would be abolished and a ingle commission er with a threemember board of appeals would be placed ever the tax system under the Bricker pro A telephoned threat to kidnap Patricia Taurog shown here with her and Normna resulted in a guard being placed around their Beverly Taurog is a noted director of motion EDUCATORS OPEN CONVENTIONS IN CLEVELAND City to Become Capital of Educational World For Two Weeks EXPECTING Br Thl AiMcittct Prtu ing tomorrow Cleveland may well claim to be the educational center of the until March Be tween tto twu dates 257 meetings of nationareducators are Scheduled with 700 speakers prepared to discuss educational trends and The American council of guid ance and personnel composed of the national associa tion of deans of the Amer ican college personnel association and national vocational guidance association and affiliated opens its annual conference tomor lasting through Next Friday and Saturday the national council of teachers of mathematic will Saturday and Sunday the national associa tion of school secretaries will hold its annual From Satur day through the following Wed nesday the department of sec ondary school principals of the na tional education association will hold its Topping the twoweeks Sunday through the following will be the 73rd annual meeting of the American associa tion of school Committee members have esti mated re search professors and teachers will visit Cleveland for the various Principal speakers include Jan son of the first president of Czechoslovakia Secretary of the Interior Harold Ilckes Ber trand and warden ot Alcatraz fed eral Plane Upsets on All Passengers Safe By The Auoclattd SAN Puerto A PanAmerican passenger plane enroute from Miami to Bue nos Aires upset while landing in San Juan harbor during a rain storm but the 23 passen gers and crew of six were removed quickly to The craft kept partially afloat an hour after the Pan American offices in New York said their reports indicated the plane struck a mud or sand bar in the Holds Technical Leadership in Air My eral hundred delegates to one of the largest aviation conferences Ln the history pf American flying were told today that feverish re search work on warplanes in Europe has failed to rob tbo United States of technical lead 0111 Robb Wilson of Trenton wartime flier and chair man of the joint aviation said in a prepared address that the United States baa the finest airplanes in the UNSCHEDULED Thi AamtoMI NEW mother makng her first visit to the elementary school to check on her child in the first grade was undecided as to which room to She pressed a Presto I bells pupils and teachers filed out smartly in an unscheduled fire TEACHER QUITS PUPILS RETURN TO CLASSROOM Miss Workman Resigns Over Protests Against Whippings SUCCESSOR NAMED Hjr The AuocUlctf Thirtyseven pupils went back to classes today at the oneroom Riddle closed three days last week when children went on strike to protest alleged severe whippings bv the Miss Gwendolyn Workman submitted her resignation lo the Montgo tbwnship botftfl upon the demand of the board viously she had re fused to quit and Board President McNall said the board was prepared to present formal charges of misconduct and cruelty against The Successor Named board appointed Miss Frances Grcer of an Ash land college to touch the remainder of the Previous taught in Port The 65yearold school will be closed permanently at the end of this school year and pupils will go to a new consolidated school now being constructed two miles cast of here on route The strike followed charges of parents and pupils that Miss Workman struck children on the heads with books and switched them The board announced that Miss Workman had been paid only to datc after they had rejected her demand for a settlement on her Miss who returned to her home in the board refused to PERUVIAN COUP LEADER SLAIN Precautionary Measure Enforced Following Un successful Revolt Mjr Thl Ircii tionary measures were enforced today following a shortlived at tempt by Interior Minister General Antonio Rodriguet to seize the gov ernment in the absence of old President Oscar General Rodriguez was killed by Sergeant Major Rlzo Patron who chauenced Rodriguez assertions that he was the chief executive because Benavldes was sailing for One police two patrolmen and a Japanese pudcs train were reported killed and 36 persons wounded in the brief fight ing that s The attempted coup detat oc curred about 2 yesterday when the general seised the presi dential proclaiming himself bead of the governroeat and issued manifestoes explaining ols plans for farreaching measures to re place the Benavldes Koriguec ordered Captain chief of the machi quartered at the section to relln quiih the command to new pretending to follow the telephoned presidential quarters for lodnd himself in a tower and trained on the palace entrance until soldiers arrived toaMiume strategic positions about the Rodriguez death at the hands of Rico leader of the first troops to arrive apparently ended the movement A few aides and retired General Ortega were associated with a munique STATE BASKS UNDER RECORD TEMPERATURES Warm Weather Brings Outpouring of Motor Few Fatalities CRASH IN ARIZONA By AuicUUf Ohio basked in record high Fcb ruury temperatures over the week and motorists took to the high ways in midsummer But they must have been direful There were deathsresulting roni weekend traffic accidents ft the Sunday saw new records sel throughout the state for February 19 from Cleveland s 68 to a reading of 74 at Columbus and Dayton reported a high reading of commodore of the Lorain Yacht was killed near Sandunky when bin automo bile plunged into a Thomas was crushed to death at Columbus when his car collided with another then rammed into a1 utility Hits Safety Stanchion William was killed at Cleveland when his uuto crashed into a safety zone Noah was struck and kill ed by an auto at Five persons who died of In juries Buffered in earlier traffic accidents were Nellie of Berca John James To ledo Jerome and John Clove Pearl was kill ed Sunday and three others seri ously injured when their en route to skidded and overturned near on icy highway Seriously hurt was Miss Marie who hospital attaches said was paralyzed from the waist Rena Fenton and William Bolin suffered shock and but the James Wilkinson was All five are from Workers Unite for Harmony Mr Thi Irm Seventyfive small electrical con tractors and workmen hero have banded together in a move to es tablish harmonious employerem m hey obtained a nonprofit char ter as the Associated Electrical Contractors and Workers and an nounced plans to set up a board of directors upon which both sides will have equal representation and which will adjudge the merits pi all its decision to be Attorney George who drewup the articles of incor predicted the move would spread emphasized that the organization would work with Marriage Rift Told In Suit for Divorce MX Thi wed Doris singer and for mer movie admitted today her marriage less than four ago to Albert advertising was hasty apd incompatible1 and would m dis solved in a Nevada divorce court The statuesque your ok blonde disclosed the marifej in a brief typewrl taken to newspaper offlwMj an employe of Laskers vertising a at the Mayo clinic ip ncy wai DUCE SENDING TROOPS TO TERRITORY Increasing Tension Over ItaloFrench Differences Shown EARLY SHOWDOWN My The AmcUtnl An Italian decision to send more troops to in North wan announced to day in the house of commons as the British government sought approval of its costly rearmament undersecretary for foreign said Italy had infomed Lord British ambassador to she was sending more troops to Libya pro vide for the security of the North African Thirty thousand troops had remained in Libya after re ductions in the force had been effected under the Anglo Italian accord ratified last Butlers disclosure was mude fore commons oponod full dress de bate on the cost and progress of Britains rearmament set against a background of Increas ing tension over Spain and French Sir John Chancellor of the formally sought authority to borrow instead of the or iginally authorized to finance which he said was now approaching the full blast of Spread Cost Over Years Sir John said rearmament had reached such a Hcaie that it would be inequitable if the whole cost should be debited to the few years in which it were This statement was welcomed ns an indication that the government was not planning a if for coming The tsXdfthat the tflnit ye niif of A jWir rearmament rproguaiaTviilch The uitimated fiveyear cost Sir John also disclosed that of the to bo borrowed already had been earmarked for the first three years expo It waa horrible he m spend so much on BAit he ex pressed confidence that Britain could stand the The chancellor said that of the to be spent on rearmament next year would be met by His state ment was interpreted as strength ening reports that the basic income tax rate offive shilljnla and pence in the pound for each would not be Laborlte Opposition Rearmament expenditures dur ing the current Sir John would amount to Laborlte Hugh Dalton voiced dissatisfaction with the govern ments conduct of rearmament and urged heavier taxation of arms profiteers and high incomes and an increase in death duties as a bet ter method than borrowing to nance the arms For the Sir Hugh Soejy demanded to know whether Brit ain would send another continent army to France in case of He criticised the rather smug statements of ministers that all was well in the light of disclos ures such as that of Sir Charles Harlngton on 15 that Gibraltar had only four anti aircraft guns during the Septem ber war Before the debate King George and Prime Minister Cham berlain conferred with key defense Cost Staggering Sum Defense in the coming financial will cost the staggering sum of as announced in a government white paper The British public eagerly await ed possible hints as to now the money would be by loans or partially through increased The opposition was not opposing a huge speed up in armament but prepared a demand for fuller in formation on the governments plans and a criticism of glaring weaknesses in defense prepara The Socialists were to press for a government statement on whether a large expeditionary EUROPEAN CRISIS CHECKS DISPUTE POLICY Some Republicans Back Administration in Arguments PARTY SECONDARY I Br The AtKctitei Pnii force hether a would be sent to aid France if Britain1 ally became involved in Brltlan may roognlie Bur gos Nationalists as the govern numt of Spain within abort time although indications grew that AnfloFiench p r o p o I a 1 or Spanish truce were meeting coal reception from till nllksnt or Turn to HNQLAND oo ftf0 T ional fpr inistration senators found I t front some Republican nbcrs in the contention that I further dispute at this time should be avoided if They tlfat the foreign doubtedly wou no Id Ilicy debate un1 break out when the senate takes up the army expansion Senator Austin declarI ing his party viewpoint was ondary to his said i a committee had convinced him that the administrations couragement of French warplane purchases was needed under the I armaments I Senator Logan DKy I curred in this asserting that President Roosevelt dial right in helping the French buy f Douglas bombers manufactured for American army competition but not yet tested by the Testimony Made Public Senator Minton Dfnd added It everyone knew what tjif senate military committee there would not be a person the country who would the Testimony about the French plane sales was made public Swi urday by the committee about tm time Roosevelt was tel reporters in Florida that might have to cut short Hia I Caribbean cruise because of formation about difficulties j The information was by some sources although others pointed out that the dent naturally had access to ports not possessed by legislate A proposal that the government construct a ajrcri manufacturing plant in or near Chicago was made by Chairman Sabath PH1 of the Turnto EUROPEAN on Page Crews Reach First i Of Snowbound Mr Tk AtMclilt4 I Ff Mexico state Mgty after breaking throw miles of snowclogged roads yesterday to get needed to continued today along the western the continental divide t road to another uiowl Adam PlgRlngs miles northwest of HI State police Captilp who headed He in of ;